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T1I0S. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 24. 1896.
VOL; LXL. NO. 22
Eugene V. Deba was invited by ibe
Obicago University students to ad?
dress thom, but tba facuity wouldn't
allow it They think Debs ia a dan
gerous man, explains tbe New England
Tbe word '.electrocution," which
was coined in some newspaper re
portorial room, and really bas no
etymology, bas been adopted into tbe
language by tbe Obio Legislature,
wbiob bas adopted tbe sort of capital
punishment that it espressos.
Tbe conclusions that tbe Nebraska
/armers have drawn from their recent
experience are tbat tbey munt have
more irrigation, more alfalfa, more
Kaffir corn and moro sugar beets.
Tbey are now second to California in
sugar beets and bopo to bo ahead in
a year or two.
It is recol'od that the late John A.
Cockerill, than whom, according to
the Kew Orleans Picayune, AraiTican
journalism bas scarcely produce! n
more prominent man, disiikod to be
called "editor" almost as mr*?h as
"journalist," and always described
himself as a "newspaper mao."
"When wo lament tho fact that only
one-third of tho communicants in our
churches aro men," suggests thc Nev,
York Independent, "let us cousider
how we should feet if the figurer wore
reversed and only one-third were wo
men. It is greatly to bo dosi red th it
the number of men wero douMed ; l>nt
. if tbcro is to be au inequality, it is
better that tho women should bo in
The American Agriculturist cays:
Deplorable as is the partial destruc
tion of tho sheep industry to which
the enormous slaughter tho past two
years points, this hos its redeeming
fciture. With largely incroased sup
plies of inoxpensivo mutton in th J re
tail market stalls, consumer.} havo
learned as no ver before thorin) ?rabio
qualities and flavor of this wholes ?ruo
food. A better acquaintance with
American mutton mu t result ju u
steadily increasing demand for ho.no
butcher purposes. Testimony of those
best able to judge shows that this is
already noteworthy. p
Tba United Statos Geological Sur
vey presents an interesting report of
its work for the season of IS 33. Its
exjperts surveyed ia tho seven
"incntbs-of operations 40,8iH squire
miles of territory, obcaining results
which mnst prove of great economic
value. The researches covered a wi>lo
extent of oountry, ranging from the
coal and building stone deposit : of
New England to the phosphate hods
of the Sout'j. Alaska was not ne
glected, and much light wis thrown
on the gold mining and other re
sources of that Territory. Tho Sur
vey, under the direction of Bcofessor
Walcott again demonstrates its value
sot onlj to science, but to tho ma
terial welfare and progress of the
Tho railroads of the country ?re
confronted with a serious problem in
that of the transportation of bicycles
free of charge. Beoently a bill incor
porating this provision was passed hy
the Legislature of New York, an<l, ac
cording to the Atlanta Constitution,
"other Statos are preparing to follow
the lead of that commonwealth. Oat
ir Missouri tho champions of tho
wheel have organized a movement for
the purpose of securing the passage of
a similar bill. These citations make
it evident that the hie y eic is becoming
a potential factor in both State au 1
National politics, and that candidates
for office who expeot to bo on thc
winning side must court the favor ot
this rapidly inorcosiog element of tho
eouutry'e voting population. Tho
railroad officials of New York have
-not received the action of the Legisla
ture as a friendly manifestation of
the law-making power of tho State.
Haying lost a considerable pile of
money since the advent of the bicycle,
they regard tho measure which com
pels them to carry these mochines freo
of charge as somewhat offensive and
humiliating. But tho bicycle as a
factor in politics is rapidly forging
ahead, because of tho voting power
represented, and for that reason tho
bicycle will continue to grow in favor
with the politicians."
Sall in History.
The necessity for salt among aborig
inal races must havo been paramount,
for nature craves it Salts of soda are
to bi found in all animal and vegeta
ble substances man uses, but it does
oot Boom to bo BO assimilable as so lie
ohlozide. Primitive Americans were
certainly fortunate, because sources
of salt far away from the seaboard are
fairly numerous. The work of procur
ing salt must havo fallen in a largo
measure on women. There was a Mex
ican goddess who was honored as the
salt giver. Bancroft, ia his Aztec
stadias, tells how au Aztec king kept
the Tlascalos without salt for yearn,
mill they acknowledged his sover
mon Birds Court
"Alli birds courts in the spring,"
Mys Olive Thorne Miller, "although
it has been discovered by rsoent in
vestigations that the majority of them
keep the same mates for life. Never
thelets, when that season comes
around each ye-.r the male bird goes
through the same demonstrations aud
makeo every effort to charm his spouse
REMAINS OW AMERICAN'S OLD
EST SETTLEMENT IN PERI "J.
Jamestown Island Rapidly Washing
Away - Tower of tho Ancient
Church Still Standing-History
of the Historic Spot, .,
ONE of the oldest and most in
teresting relics of the settle
ment of North America, Bays
the Globo - Democrat, is
throatoned with niter destruction bj
the action of wind and tide.
Jamestown Island, than whioh no
place on the continent is more fnll of
historical associations, lies in tho
James Eiver, about seventy miles be
low Richmond, ond thirty above New
port News. It is two and a half miles
long and a half mile in width. A re
RUINED TOWER-THE ONLY KELK
cont survey i ?cees the area at 1600
acres. Tho top soil of the island,
composed of sandy loam, resting on a
bed.cf clay-the iatter lower than tho
level of tho .water-has, foot by foot,
boen washed away, uutil oven of its
most historio portion only a part re
mains. At tho timo of the arrival of
tho settlers, May 13, 1G07, it lay in
the land of the PasboheaL Indians,
one of tho tribes that acknowledged
the supremacy of the celebrated Pow
It was then and for many years af
ter connected with tho main shoro by
a neck of land about thirty feet wido ;
but more th au 100 years ago the cease
less beating of tho tide wore away
this passage, as ii; has destroyed othois
that havo l?een crtifically"constructed
A long 3weep of open river for seven
milei above the place gives fnll play to
tho wind, aid the constant impact of
the waves has eaten into the unpro
tected shoro until the obliteration of
the entire island is threatened ; and on
the most exposed part of the shore
stand tho only remaining residences
of tho once flourishing city of James
The stone powder houso built by
Captain John Smith for the protection
of the colony's store of ammunition
succumbed ec ver ul years ago ; its foun
dations were completely sapped, and
it tumbled int) the waters of the
river. Tho strength of the walls is
evidenced, however, by tho blocks of
stone lying under the water still bound
together by the original cement ; for
tho remains of tho pilo may yet bo
seen, tho smooth black'stones glisten
ing in tho sunlight at low tide.
Tho James Island plantation, for
centuries famous for its fertility, was
utterly neglected and growing up to
weods when about two years ago Mr.
E. E. Barney, of Canton, Ohio, bought
the entire place and beautifully im
proved it. But tho Association for
the Preservation of Virginia Anti
quities, of whioh Mrs. Joseph Bryan
is President, looked with re
gretful oye upon tiho passing away of
this celebrated cradle of Amorioan his
tory, and opened negotiations with
the owner for such control as would
preserve whatever was left of tho an
cient settlement. Mrs. Barney, a lady
of rare refinement, who fully appre
ciated the historio value of the spot,
mado a gift to tho association of
twenty-two acres containing the tower
and the foundations of the old brick
church behind it. Subsequently,
through the efforts of Mrs. Curry, the
wife of the Hon. J. L. M. Curry, ox
Minister to Spain, an appropriation
FRAGMENTS OF OLD WALLS ?
of 810,000 was made by Congress to
proteot the island against further en
croachment of the river ; and last year
the northern and eastern ends were
eloped and rip rapped with sione for
a distance of 2000 feet The ladies of
the association also undertook exten
sive improvements of their reserva
Bat alai I The relentless I iver has
resumed its insidious attack, cod al
ready two-thirds of the wall is a ruin.
The appropriation was insufficient
to back tho wall with a day founda
tion ; the constant action of the waves
has washed the sand from bet ween tho
cracks, and the stones havo caved in
ward. Undauoted, however, by this
disaster, the ladies of the Association
for the Preservation of Virginia An
tiquities, are busily going about rais
ing money for reconstructing the work
in a substantial manner. They havo
little hopo of further aid from the
Government, and are using their own
The association is steadily improv
ing tho reservation containing the old
church tower. A wharf has beca built
hard by, aad lt has been made an at
D OF JAMESTOWN NOW STANDING.
tractive spot for tourists. This tower,
which is undoubtedly the oldest relio
in America of the early English cottle
menta,Js about, thirty feet high and
beautifully draped with VirginaT
oreeper. In front of it stands tho old
dirt fort, with its green mounds slowly
losing shape under tho wear of timo
and tho gradual washing of tho rains.
Jamestown Church had fallen into
rains even before the Bovolution, and
the walls that surround tho little in
closure in tho rear of tho towor were
made crt of its moldering walls in
1807 by John Ambler and William
Leo, then the ownors of tho land, to
protect such of tho ancient tomb
stones that remained. Tho area thus
guarded was not moro than one-third
that of tho original church yard. Tito
place is now grown up in trees, and
their roots entwine tho walls and
cover tho graves of tho former set
It is said that tho church was first
an old sail hung to tho great trees
which then densely covered tho
ground. Tho pulpit was a bar of
wood nailed to a couple of neighbor
ing trees, and the audience sat upon
uahewn logs duriag service.
A log churoh was erected later, and
Sir Thomas Dule is credited with
"repairing tho falling churoh" in
May, 1611. Tho first brick church
was built ia 1G3S. Ia a descriptioa
ot tho town m 167C wo are told that it
contained, besides a brick church,
twolvo brick dwellings and a number
of frame houses.
Tho brick of which thc Jamestown
church of 1633 was constructed wa:i
undoubtedly home manufaoturo taken
from tho clay of Jamos Island, where
Alexander Stomar, brickmaker, pat
ented an aero of land near the brick
kiln thcro mentioned.
There can be no doubt that tho
church at Jamestown was repaired af
ter the fire ia 1676, but this may still
leave tho old steeple that is staadmg,
tho rolio of the first brick church in
Virginia, tho ohurch of 1638, tho logitJ
imate successor of the old sail first
put up as an awning.
In Ootober, 1850, Bishop Meado
visited tho place, accompanied by Dr.
Silaa Totten, Bov. Goorgo IL Wilmer
and others, and accurately measured
tho foundation of tho churoh, aad
found it exactly 5Gx28 feet. Tho tower
was conjectured to be thirty feet high,
and by actual measurement proved to
bo eighteen feet square.
After Bishop Meado's visit thc
causeway from" Neck of Land was
built by Major William Allen, tho pro
prietor. In 1857 a celebration at
tended by 8000 people was held at
HILL VISIBLE IN THE WATER.
Jamestown under tho auspices of tho
old Jamestown Society, at which John
Tyler was the orator and James Bar
rod Hope was the peet The Governor,
Henry A. Wise, was present and deliv
ered an eloquent address.
During tho war in 1SG1 the island
was fortified by the Confederate
forces, but after their abandonment
of tho Peninsula it was held by the
On May 13, 1695, the old custom c%
celebrating the settlement of James- j
town was revived by the ladies of th?
Antiquity Association and the faeuli
of William and Mary College, An ii
menso crowd was present and what '
hereafter be known as Virginia Daj
wa 3 inaugurated. President Tyler, of
William and Mary, then made an
dross, from which some of the fa
herein are taken. All lovers of ax
tiqaity will wish these Virginia woe:
good luok in preserving for the eyes
of futuro generations a spot BO rich in
An Important Feature of AH WeBt-*i
In the "Modern Houses" no feattfr?
receives moro attention from archi
tects and house builders than the sani
tary arrangement. So now, among
tho many practical and utilitarian de
tails of interior construction tending
to inoreaso the comfort and convenient
arrangement of houses nono occupies
a more important position than those
relating to tho fixtures, traps and
j pipes which introduce and distributes
into our buildings a enpply of pure
water for household use, and after-'
wards romovo from thom tho somi
fluid foul wastes, designated eewoge. *j
When a man makes up his mind to.
build, almost his first temptation to.
cheapen his estimates comes when he
gives out his plumbing contracta It
ia ono of tho main items of expense,
and ho reasons that much of it will bei
out of sight and ovidenoo, and ho isJ
strongly tempted to put the money on ?
aesthetic adornment, rather than on ?1
matter of puro utility. Hut if thia J
reasoning prevails, the builder will]
never cease to reproach himself. Itj
is to bo taken for granted that no one'
would so lower tho plumbing esti-L,
mates as to pr?vido a monaco toi
health. But if light-weight and cheap j
materials aro used troubles aro never j'
ending-cheap closets, hoppers and
faucets arc a constant 'abomination.
Laymen do not seem to understand
that lead pipo which is subject to
constant changos of tcmperaturo willi
decay so that it may be broken almostS
?OnJJnpipe. ?E-CVATIOM ?f* RuMBlN??
like decayed leather. The thinner it
is tho quicker it goes out of all pro
portion. For this reason, to say
nothing of bursting from sndden pres
sure, cheap lead pipo is tho mont ex
pensive of all econ?mica The general
adoption of iron instead of lead pipe
is a most important improvement only
excelled by what it naturally lod to
On tho ground of sanitary safety,
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kitchen, ; I
i-j IG'.OlV.JO' f
I ? isa g .
Q ?j Pantry. Hr? I
I ; i2'x ie!*?
?fj?jr ? X lt? :
oj" Wide, i
cleanliness, attractiveness and econ
omy, in tho long run thoro is no com
parison between exposed plumbing
and the old system, whero everything
was boxed in with wainscoting. It is
truo that tho first cost is rather more,
but this should deter no ono from
adopting it. Closets, washstands and
bath tubs that aro boxed in form a
lurking place for filth and vermin that
defy the most thorough housekeeper.
Tho inner surface of the wood, which
is alwnj s damp and never exposed to
fresh air, rots and decays slowly. Al
though no careful experiments have
yet been made, and no statistics have
been compiled, medical observers have
recently determined that decaying
wood is a prolitio ton reo of disease.
Where the plumbing is exposed there
is absolutely no chance for lurking
disease germs. Tho initial cost ia a
amull price to pay for this immunity.
Boxed-in plumbing calls for constant
renewal, but that that is exposed bas
practically as long life as tho house
that shelters it.
To secure a house immunity nt all
times from sewer gas, and to prevent
subsequent annoyances, haye th
i of fixtures, traps supply and
pipes well planned and ar
i in accordance with tho bes!
The constant grouping and
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I ? Bedfc^
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concentrating of fixtures will matorinl
y reduce tho oost of tho work. Avoid
a useless mutiplication of plumbing
fixtures, also locating lix turcs in sleep
ing rooms. Plumbing fixtures, es
pecially water-closets, must always be
located* in well lighted and well venti
lated apartments. In small cottages
?plan tho bath-room as neariy as possi
plo over the kitchen, in order to re
pace tho amount of piping. Numcr
faus and elaborate plumbing appli
ances ore useless and expensive Tho
above design is an example of eco
nomical aad concentrated sanitary
The pipes are ull exposed so as to bo
lasily accessible in case of leakage. The
irasb bowls aro poroelain with murbla
dabs, back and side?, and are looated
n lavatory and bath-room ; galvanized
bron sink and drain board set on iron
Pgs in pantry; copper boiler in
i itchen ; two soapstone- wash trays m
laundry in cellar. Tho bath-room con
tains, besides the wash bowl before
ncntioned, an iron porcelain-lined
lath-tub with hot and cold water sup
ply through combination bath cocks ;
Usp an all porcelain front outlot
Wter-olosot with tank, chain-pull,
etc, complete. All fixtures are trapped
and the exposed pipes in tho bath-room,
including traps, aro nickel-plated. The
vent pipo abovo highest ^Ilsfar?aT"
Thero is a three-inch fresh air inlet on
thia lino extending up to grade from
tho point just bank ot tho trap to a
point ten fcot from house. Sink and
wash tray traps aro ventilated separ
ately by two-inch iron pipo extending
up abovo roof. All lead water-service
pipes aro AA lead pipe.
The above mentioned nlumbing will
cost about- $350, and could bo
cheapened about $30 ty omitting the
nickel plating of pipc3 in bath-room.
Making a Journey Wbiio Hypnotize;!.
Two Bockford (HI.) mon walkod 100
milos from Chicago to their homo in
twenty-nine hours, without stopping
for food or rest. Both aro hypno
tists, and thoy olaimod that they hyp
notized each other and imagined they
were riding. This is a practical
adaptation of hypnotism, which might
be very ueoful to bicyclo tourists
whoso wheels break down when they
are ata djstanco from a repair shop or
railroad station. Bat it is a little sin
gular that two mon should bo ablo to
hypnotize each othor. Ono of them
must have hypnotized his fellow while
he was himself in a hypnotic state.
There aro a good many tough stories
told about hypnotism, but this is
about the hardest to believe of any I
have encountered lately.-Buffalo (N.
A Curious Kind of Knives.
Thero is in existence a curious class
of knives of tho sixteenth century, tho
blades of which have on one sido tho
musical notes to tho benediction of
the table, or grace boforo moat, and
on the other sido the grace after meat.
The sot of these knives usually con
sisted of four. Thoy were kept in nn
upright case of stamped leather, and
were placed before the singer.
Tho Lost Umbrella.
TIIEY GROW SMALLER AS TUE
Latest Wrinkles in the Make-Up o?
These Important Parta of Wo
men's Dresses-Nev/ Designs
for Fashion's Followers.
SLEEVE3 ore certainly worn
smaller as tho season advances.
The closo sleeves is seen much
moro in some particular stylos
sf gown than it is in others. For ex
miplcs, the Louis XV. colts have
juito largo sleeves, but they are cut
in such a manner as to fit tho forearm
ilosoly, with the fullness distinctly in
the upper part An up-to-date chron
STYLES FOR STJ
clcr of the modes says that length
md not width seems to bo the aim in
iii sleeve*, and that they vary in do
lign and sizo according to fancy. The
>rcttic-t closo-fitting slcovcs aro soon
n the thin dresses, are trimmed
iround with insertion of Jaco or em
broidery the ontire length, and lace
idgod rufllcs or pointed epaulets of
;ho material fall over tho top. Modi
led examples of tho old-time bishop
ileeves aro especially pretty and also
rery popular for thin gowns* Other
sleeves havo tho shoulders very plain.
Tho material not only fits olosely at
;he top, but almost to tho very elbow
here is no fullness. Then a puff is
in over the narrow sleeve, suf?cently
leop to cover the elbow well on both
lides. Charming sleeves, pretty for
linner and semidress gowns, aro built
jver tight-fitting linings. Theycon
iist of alternate rows of accordjon
manging from tho shoulder seam over
i tight-fitting lining. Others are made
in two huge puffs, finished with a
?wisted band of ribbon. A twist of
ribbon also follows the shoulder Eeam.
snnrr WAIST wrra BLOUSE FRONT.
Fancy stripped batiste ma3o tho
rather dressy shirt waist shown in the
argo illustration, the cuffs, collar and
front plait being of fino whito liDon ; a
larrow belt of white suedo encircles
:ho waist. Fittod linings are pro
vided in tho pattern, which can bo
omitted if not desired. Tho full fronts
ire gathered at tho shoulders, neck
ind lower edges and droop in French
pouch or blouso 6tyle over the belt.
Tho back io gatherod at tho nock and
craiet line, where tho fullness is massed
in centre. The lower edge extends to
basque length and is worn under tho
Iress skirt. A turn-down collar
mounted on a high band finishes the
aeck, which can bo made permanent
jr rcmovablo at pleasure, a fitted
Qcck band being provided in the pat
torn, to which tho collar is buttoned
tvhen mado separately. Tho bishop
LADIES' S li ill' WAI
shirt slcovcs arc fashionably full, bo
iug disposed in gathers afc tho upper
and lower edges. Slashed open!ugs at
tho back aro fiuishod with laps and the
turn-back cuffs ?D two sections can bc
made permanent or removable, as de
sired. This stylo of shirt watit is par
ticularly adapted to tho plain anti
fancy batistes now tho vogue, lawn,
organdie and eoft wash silks develop
ing stylish waists by tho modo.
Tho quantity of material 30 incho?
wide required to mateo this shirt waist
for a lady having a 3G-inch bust moas
uro is 3 J yards.-May Manton.
POPULAR COLORS THIS SUMMER,
Fink in lovliest tinta will bo a very
favored color thia summer, and among
the beautiful dyes are anemone, alsc
known as valosquo, an old-roee
pink; Venus, a dclioate flesh tint;
azalea, a soft rose, tinged with silvei
Uko the "dawn" tint of other seasons;
thepherdess and Louis XVI. pinks are
tinged with faintest mauve liko thc
oki Pompadour and lilac shades, uni]
still deeper toned of thia esquieite
color copy the hnes of tho orchard,
chrysanthemum and sweet-pea blos
som. ?11 of these dyes combine beau
tifully with silver gray, resoda, mag
nolia, white, and some of the pale
yellow shades. The latter mixture is
like the "honeysuckle melango" of
colors used a year ago. Fink and
yellow French roses, jonquils and
geranium blossoms aro massed apon
some of Yirot's round hat; of black
or dark-green openwork straw.
Tailor gowns we have still with ust
and their materials aro English chev
iots, plain, mixed and in small checks.
The checks aro used for skirts with
plain dark jackets, whose labels are
faced with lighter goods harmonizing
with the skirts. Tho plain cheviots
are made with silk, invisibly buttoned,
provided with rolling collars and
three pookets-two hip pockets and
ono on tho breast. Who says tho wo
man advanceth not?
MADE WITH INVISIBLE DIVIDED COSTUME.
Hero is what promises to be ono of
the smartest costamos of tho season.
It is carried ont in plain cloth in a
A SilAItT CO.TTUME.
lovely new shado of gendarmo bino.
This gown is cut on quite a novel prin
ciple, and made with invisible divided
skirts. The apron fronts are fastened
on either side with silver buttons, con
troling delightfully with tho bluo of
HT WITH HL?U?? FllONT.
tho cloth. Tho bodico represents tho
very Jatc3t n?volty from Paris, and
will bo foand exceptionally becoming.
It is cat with pointed sides, and quito
i a simple habit back. Tho smart little
double-breasted vest is of white pique
? and above this ve3t, which is cut low,
! thero is a ohomisctto of Uno whito
lawn with a hemstitched edge. On
either side of the vc?t there arc silver
battons to correspond with thoso upon
i tho skirt.
HAT OP UOKSEHAIB LACE.
A large black hat of horsehair lace
hos a puffed cowa and failed brin:
of the lace, decorated with spangles,
A ruffle of the samo givos hoight at
; tho loft sido, whero it is snpportod bj
i black aigrette, with rhinestone ca
i boehon at its base. It is trimmed at
; the loft side with masses of green silk
' myrtle foliage md pink roses next the
> Prince Bismarck bates drapery ot
, all torts, and, will not allow so much
I as a lamp shade about him.
MOTHERS READ THIS.
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery, Nausea, Congoo, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera
Morbus, Unnatural Draina from
the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of tho Stomach and Bowels.
PITT'S CARMINATIVE . ?
J Is thc standard. Tt carries children over1
thc critical period ot teething, andi
ls recommended by physicians as
the friend of Mother, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to thc taste,
and never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 eta. per1
bottle. For salo by druggists,
TIME FOB BOASTING WHOLE.'
Turkey of Eight Pounds-One hour
Turkey of Fourteen Pounds-Three
Tame Duck-Thrcc-quartera of an
Wild Duck (very hot oven)-Fifteen
Small Birds (hot oven)-Fifteen
Braised Moat-Three to four
Fillet (hot oven)-One-half hour.
TO MAKE noU?E PLANTS GROW.
To mako house plants grow, Pro
fessor Boosof says : Saturate the earth
around them every day with tho coflee
left over at breakfast. Five or six
drops of ammonia to every pint of
water onco a week will make them
tiour?b. To make bulbous flowers
blossom, fill a flower pot half full of
I quicklime and the remainder with
good earth, plant bulbs, and keep tho
earth damp. The heat of lime, tem
pered by passjug through the earth,
will cause tho bulb to send :.'orth shoots
to b'oesom. Tho colors of rfd and
violet flowers aro rendered extremely
brilliant by covering the ciurth in their
pots with about one-half inoh of pul
verized charcoal. Charcoal does not
affect yellow flowers at allin this way.
IN OLD COLONIAL el TLB.
Some of the prettiest window cur
tains and portieres of country houses,
and, indeod, suitable for city rooms
that are furnishod in old colonial style,
are the colonial draperies, in various
colors, such as old blue, old red and
forest green, saya a writer in Vogue.
They havo narrow cross stripes in
self-colorings mingled wi th white, and
on tho ends theso cross stripes are in
groups, forming a border. Tho ma
terial is of cotton, of rather loose
weave, and heavy enough to hang
sides, and is moderate in price.
Many and various are tho pretty
things of moderate cost which are used
for house decoration, and which, with
judgment in their eelectian, will make
tho most simple room attractive.
Among theso are small vicker ohairs
without arms, tho seat upholstered in
striped Japaneso matting and the
wicker painted forest green. Settees
of the same, with very high backs,
upholstered on seat and back with
India cotton material, ia groups of
brilliant stripes ou a dull burl* ground,
are also very handsome and far from
A now and attr?ctivo material for
upholstering \?hito enameled furniture
is of olive-green color, with wido
stripes of a darker sha?e of green.
Tho material is of green, with corduroy
stripes, and there ?aro wall papers
which aro made to match.
Chairs of oak or other wood which
have become defaced and scratched
and aro seemingly hopeless, may be
changed to very decorativo objects by
painting them with white onamel
paint, which dries very rapidly, and
when appiiod carefully has a most
beautiful smooth surface. The Boats
can ba easily upholstered at home ia
some pretty stuff, such aa above de
scribed, and should be pat on with
very small gilt or brass-headed tacks,
tho hoads not much larger than those
of tho ordinary carpet tacks.
A white enameled chair, with seat
upholstered in iorest-green corduroy,
put on without braid, and with tiny
brass tacks placed very close together,
was so atiractivo that it has formed
the keynote for a whole sot of delight
ful furniture evolved from a much be*
scratched and shabby bedroom suite.
If forest green is used to paint old
furniture it shows its best effects when
oak is the wood, tho handsome grain
showing to perfection under tho green
color and giving to tho pioco a rich
ness and beauty that aro most satis
CabLago Salad on Lettuce-Tako
half a head of small cabbage, chop
very fino; add a teaspoon o? salt and
saltspoon of pepper aud four table
spoons of vinegar ; ono.'head of lettuce,
tho leaves washed, separated und dried
iu a towel. Place two largo ones on
'ach salad plate, put cabbage enough
to look woll on tho lettuce ind pour
on each a tablespoonful of mayonnaise
Baked Halibut Steaks-Trim the
steaks, lay thom in a roasting pan,
and for two pounds nee on* cup of
cream, ons teaspoon of flour, one
tablespoon of buttor, one teaspoon of
salt and ono saltspoon of pepper.
Drcdgei tho steaks with the flonr, add
the soasoning and dot with tho butter ;
then pour over the croam sud bake
fifteen minutes in a quick oven. These
Lyonnaise Potato-Cut a quart of
cold boiled potatoes into dice a little
over an inch squaro ; put a tablespoon
of butter in a frying pan, and when it
is very hot add a whito onion minced
fine. Cook until soft, add the pola?
toos, tossing them with a :"ork in the
frying pan until they are evonly col
ored a delioate brown. Sprinkle a
tablespoon of minced parsley over
them and stir with fork again. Serv?
tt once with steak.
IT is not very easy for a person to
tako hie own time without taking th?
time of others.