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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
TH S HIOHWAY.
The Highway lies, all bare and brown,
A. naked line across Ibo down,
Worn by a hundred hurrying feet.
The tide o? Lire alon* it flows,
And busy Commerce comes and goes,
Wb*?ro once tho grass grew green and
The World's floreo pulsos boat.
Well for the highway that It lies
The passageway or great emprise!
Yet from its dust what voices crj
Yoices. of soft green grow log things
Trampled and torn from earth which clings
Too closely, unperceiving why
Its darling bairns must die!
lly henri's a highway, trodden down
13y man j'a traveler ot renowo
Grave Thought, and burden-boarlng
And strong Achievement's envoy fares,
W..h laughing Joys nnd crowding Cares,
Along the road that worldward leads -
Once rank with foolish weeds.
Glad is my heart to hear them pass;
Yoi sometimes breathes a low Alas!
The tender springing things tbat grew
The nursling hopes their feet destroyed,
Sweet ignorant dreams thnt youth enjoyed
And blossomed there the long year
Would I could have them too!
-Louise Betts Edwards, in Harper's.
WHICH TO MARRY?
suppose she will
marry some time
or other, and
perhaps, after all,
sho will be as
well off to marry
now, as to wait
half a dozen
_ years. "
Old Mr. Dorian turned the letters
over in his hand and looked at tho
. pretty blonde in tho easy?chair op
posite. It would be hard to give her
up, but with either of these two men,
he felt that she would be happy.
West Hartley wrote :
J "Mr. Dorian: For many months I have
folt a deep Interest in your daughter, and
nm bold enough to hope that my nff-iction is
io a degree returned. I am not a rion man,
but have a fair business, and strength and
energy, and my wife would bave a certainty
ot tho love and respect or an honest man.
Withyour jwrmlssioa I would be pleas ?d to
call upon her. Respectfully yours,
"Wia,T HABTLST." t
Clarence Hillsdale wrote : 1
"Dear Sir : I am deeply and sincerely in ?
lovo with your daughter. I propose to make
hermy wire, with your consent. My name,
?wsition and means are well known to you.
await your reply. Yours,
"CLABEXCK HILLSDALE." 1
The first w*? ajaithfol omutemar^ *
of himself it
were a few ir .
tie better pro
lars than he I
hat the pr inc
honesty and st -
fcaoi^n mutd io
knew tho solid
the younger, to oe a xaoruugu mau ui -
business and a gentleman. He drove 8
his handsome bays with grace and 0
ease, but never with recklessness. He
gave a supper now and then, when ^
champagne and Madeira flowed like ^
water ; but he went to his chamber ?
with a olear eye and steady hand, and Q
without even the faintest breath of
tobacco perfuming his elegant clothes. *
Men found him always at his post, c
with his fair face flushed with health,
and not a trace of dissipation wrink -
ling a single feature. J
It was hard to choose between them. ??'
Perhaps Buth conld choose. So he c
"Ruthie, como here 1" -1
She came with her well-bred, grace- ?
fal step, and leaned over his chair. 8
"Bead these." 1
He gave her the two letters and she
read them carefully over. A blush ?
stole up, mantling brow and oheek
when ehe concluded West Hartley's
letter, and at the end of Hillsdale's a '
delighted exclamation escaped her.
"You cannot marry both. "Which \
shall it be?" ?
"Papa, I don't know. I used to 1
really love West, until Clarence came ;
but now-well, Clarence is rich and i
stylish, and yet, West is-good and i
true. You shall decide."
"And you will abide by my de
"With all my heart, papa."
Bathie wentback to her easy-ohair,
and gave the matter up entirely to
papa's superior judgment, and he,
with quite as much if not a degree or
so moro anxiety than he had felt at his
own matrimonial setting, sat baok and
Honesty and truth were jewels sel
dom found, but with money and
power on the other side of the scale
ho was a little afraid they would sink
"Well, I will wait Some way I
shall receive the troth of the matter,
and know into whose hand to place
the happiness of my little Bath,"
These two letters arrived on tho
second day of December. On the
fourth each gentleman received a
brief note from Mr. Dorian, with a few
pleasant but unsatisfactory lines. He
would consider, he said, and givo
them his answer, if they would wait
On the twenty-fourth there was a
fair at the church. It was magnificent,
from its foundation, and its objeet
was to deoorate with greater splendor
the already splendid edifice.
Fair young girls, with confectionery
at ten dollars per bite, and dainty use
less knick-knacks priced at five times
their real value, besieged every visitor,
and he was a hard hearted creature
who could resist the touch of the white
bands, ?>nd pleading from the soft
eyes, and sweet entreaties of "Do buy
this, you know you need it. Please
Mr. Dorina was there, and his little
Bath was the proprietor of a table well
filled with worsted nonsense, silken
cushions, bead work, smoking caps
and slippers, and many a dose fisted
fellow laid a bill upon her table and
carried away a trinket, as satisfied as
though he had got doable his money's
Clarence Hillsdale was there, and so
was "West Hartley, and Papa Dorian
"Ruthie, you'll never have a bettor
obance. Study these lovers of yours. "
And Buth studied,
i They did not stay away a moment
longer than etiquette demanded. As
soon as they could frame an exonse,
they sauntered toward her table. Of
course, they were not jealous, for eaoh
other's motives were unknown, and
they met as well bred men do, and
after offering their salutations to Ruth,
fell into an easy conversation.
"These are pretty artioles," said
Clarence, taking up a pair of velvet
slippers. "Did you make them, Miss
"Yes. I have but those two pair
left ; won't you take a pair ? They
must be exactly your size. "
"Yes. I believe they are. "What do
you expect in return?"
"My price, as you see, is ten dol
lars, bnt in a case like this we trust
more to the generosity of the pur
She said this with a charming smile,
and he placed a little roll of bil ls in
"You will take the remaining pair,
will you not, Mr. Hartley ?" sho asked,
while doing up the bundle.
"Yes ;" and West Hartley tendered
Some one else came up just then,and
they turned away, leaving Ruth for a
moment with her father.
"What is it?"
"See what a generous soul Claro ice
Hillsdale has. Five hundred dollars
for a pair of slippers ! And West, oh,
"How much did he give you?"
"Ten dollars only."
"Well, that was your price, and a
pretty steep one, too, considering the
fact that they did not cost more than
one-half that sum."
"I know, but think how great "he
contrast between their gifts. Why,
I'd given more, after what was said, if
I had been obliged to pawn my boots."
"West Hartley is mero ?sensibls,"
was papa's short reply.
They went awav, each bearing a pair
of sl.ppors wrought by ber dear littlo
fingers, and oaoh within his heart had
hope enough to make him happy, and
Ruth lost her chance to study her two
Long before tho close of the evening
Papa Dorian got sL-epy and started for
li?me. Ruth was in good hands, and
io was too tired to stay there and stand
;be heavy fire and constant demands
ipon his pnrse and patience, so he
ound his overcoat and furs in the
inte-room,aud presently was trudging
dong towaOs his comfortable man- '
A lithe figure passed him at the end
>f the block, and under the light fron
?he street lamp he recognized Weat ?
?artley. He was in a harry, and with <
kJUfji-j- T-~ 1
..6 tua nj mg up ot mysterious parcels, f
nd finally the roiling out of a barrel f
if flour. (
"What in the world is tho fellow ?
luying groceries for? He don't keep
lousel" thought the watcher at tba ]
loor, as West took out his pocketbook
nd paid a bill on the counter.
"These artioles must be delivered '
o-night," he said, as he oponed tho J
"All right, sirl"
Well, Papa Dorian looked after the
all figure as it sped out of sight, and
>egan to think it a decidedly mysteri- j
ms affair. j
"I may get myself into trouble, but I
.'ni bound to solve this matter ;" and 1
straightaway he walked into the :
"These artioles are to be delivered 1
?'At No. '28 M- street."
.'Could you give me a ride around
"Oh, yes." The answer came prompt
ly, but tho grocer's eyes looked won
loringly at tho finely-dressed gentle
It was a long ride and by no meanii
i pleasant one, for it ran through nor .
row streets and alloys and ended in a
low but clean little court.
"Here you are, sir, at Mo. 28. Hal
loo, there; Mrs. Martin!"
The door of No. 28 swung open, and
a woman pale and poorly-clad ap -
"Here's a load of goods for you."
"For me ? There must be somo mis
"Not a bit of it. Take fl parcel or
two, and I'll run up with the rest."
Papa Dorian, eager to soe the whole,
caught up a bundle and ran up staim
behind the wondering woman and tho
It was a poor little room, as neat as
wax, half-filled with freahly-ironed
clothes, and its proprietress, a pale,
meekly-faced woman, bearing the
marks of poverty upon every linea
ment. Two children, from their
supper of broad and milk, looked at
the stranger, and hailed the apples, as
the grocer rolled them into a basket,
with a shout of delight.
"Did you buy these, sir!'" asked tho
woman, turning to Papa Dorian.
Q| "No, ma'am, I did not. Bnt I
know who did. Do you know West
"Yes, heaven bless him 1 I do his
washing, sir. Did he send these ?"
"Yes, he did."
"Is everything here? A barrel of
flour, five pounds of sugar, one of tea,
two of coffee, four of butter, a bag of
salt, two bushels of potatoes, a bushel
of apples, oraokers, raisins and a bag
of cakes 1 There, all here in the book.
It is all right!"
"Yes, sir, they are all here."
"Come, sir, are you going to ride
beck with me?"
"Yes. Wait a moment. Here, my
good woman, is a little to help you.
I must not be behind Hartley. God
bless him ! may he have a family
washing to pay for before another
Christmas." And Papa Dorian hur
ried out and again mounted the gro
It was very late when Ruth arrived
in the carriage of a friend at her
lather's door, but late as was the hour,
she fonnd her respected parent in the
nWhy, papa ! Are you awake?"
"Yes, and I've something to tell you.
Do you remembci that you promised
to abide by my decision in choosing
between your two admirers, Hartley
.'Well, I have decided. Marrv West
.'Why, Papa Dorian?"
"You know you lovs him beet. If
you don't you will when you hear my
Ruth folded her hands over papa's
knee, and listened while he related the
inoident of West's generosity. When
he conoluded, she said :
..Papa, send for him. I'm sure I
love him best."
Next day the two gentlemen received
West Hartley folded his and leaned
back from his desk with a happy smile
illuminating his handsome face.
Clarence Hillsdale coolly twisted his
and lighted his cigar with it and went
out for a smoke.-New York Newe.
Arabs Aro Abstemious in Their Habits.
"In the Deeert With tho Bedouin,"
is the title of an article in the Cen
tury, written and illustrated by the
English artist, R. Talbot Kelly. Mr.
Kelly says in his articlo : Desert life
induces habits of abstemiousness.
Rising with tho sun, a dish of oumis,
or mare's milk, and a small cup of
black coffee are tho only refreshments
generally partaken of." The dav is
spent following one's pursuits, 'and
with the exception of an occasional
cup of coffee and some very light
"snack," one has no meal of any kind
till after sundown. One quickly be
comes accustomed to long fasting and
abstinence from any form of drink,
and the simple dinner ot night is more
keenly enjoyed in consequence.
Though pluin, the food is excellently
cooked, and usually consists of a huge
tray of rico over which is poured a
dish of semno, or liquid butter ; round
the tray are pigeons stuffed with nuts
and spices ; and the pyramid of rice is
surmounted by a lamb or kid, fre
quently cooked whole. Boiled beane,
and perhaps a few fresh herbs, appear
occasionally, which, with the usual
flat loaves and a large dish of riz-bil
laban, or boiled lice pudding, com
plete tho meal. S ilt is seldom seen
a distinct privation-except on the
first day of your visit, and drinking
water is often scarce. After dinner a
huge fire of corn cobs is lighted in
the tent, about vdiich we gather
and enjoy the afi;er-dinner cup of
coffee and a smoko, and, ehould we be
in the mood, talk.
The Arabs have ono excellent point
3f etiquette: Talk for talk's sake is
not expected. Ever ready for a yarn,
thflv eaorfirly reepor.d should von wish
reqaently been obliged to go outside
md run about in order to restore cir
mlation to my half-frozen extrem i
Warlike Jereed "Play" of the Arabs.
"In the Desert with the Bedouin" is
i paper written and illustrated by the
English artist, R. Talbot Kelly, that
ippears in the Cen tnry. Mr. Kelly
thus describes one of the diversions of
By far tho most exciting of their
aquestftan sports, ziowever. is their
jereed, or short javelin, "play." I put
play in quotation m irks to express the
sarcasm of it, for 1 never saw anything
more nearly approaching war in my
life. Two friondly'tribes meet in a
suitable bit of desert, several hundred
mounted men representing eaoh tribe,
and are drawn up feeing oach other.
Twirling his jereed, the champion of
one side rides into 1;he open, and in a
loud voice and with much eloquence
reoounts his deeds of valor, and with
many sarcasms challenges one of the
other side to fight.
On the appearance of an opposing
ohampion in the arena, the first turns
to flee, chased by tho second, and en
deavors to reach his own side before
being caught by his pursuer. Should
he succeed in escaping, both turn
again, and tho positions of fugitivo
and pursuer are reversed, but it al
ways ends in a fierce fight for supre
macy in the middle, in which one or
the other is generally unseated, often
with ;tbe acoompaniment of a lew
broken ribs or a fractured arm or leg.
Champions being eventually placed
hors de combat, the remaining bodies
charge at each other and [engage, and
in the excitement of the moment, when
sevoral hundred men and their horses
are involved in the scrimmage, the
death of eevernl men and horses fre
quently results before the "sport"
concludes with light refreshments and
a possible funeral or two.
As I remarked before, this is the
nearest opproach to war possible, and
is almost as exciting for tho onlooker
as for those engaged. No bad blood
is engendered, however, whatever the
casualties may be, this being an hon
orable exhibition of skill, where no
malice is borne, and any fatality
A Curions Wooden Watch.
The most curious timekeeper, per
haps, that has ever been made in this
country was the work of on9 Victor
Doriot, who lived at Bristol, Tenn.,
about twenty year3 ago. This oddity
was nothing moro or less than a wooden
watch. The case was made of brier
root, and the inside works, all except
three of the main wheels and tho
springs (which aro of metal) were
made from a piooo of an old boxwood
rule. The face, whioh was polished
until it looked like a slab of finest
ivory, was mado from the shoulder
blade of au old cow that had been
killed by tho cars. "Doriot's queer
watch," as it was called, was an opon
faoed affair, with a glass crystal, a nd
was prononnoed a fine pieoe of work
by all the watchmakers in East Tenn
Drives Cows ii Harness?
A man in Springfield, Ohio, known
familiarly as "Father Danforth," has
taken to driving his cows in harness.
He utilizes them at the same time for
dairy purposes, and feeds them ou
leaves. Tho women of tho place aro
"up in arms" about it
A PRISON STU]
TEACHING CRIMINALS TO
AT SING SING, I
Trying to Keep Prisoners Empted
Slnco the Law Abolishing C
viet Lahor Went Into Efleet
Methods of Instruction?
SING SING'2art school i|
established. It has pa
New York World. Tl
no longer any doubt of ita suet
object is not that of aDy other
of art, being chiefly to keep it
viet pupils out of mischief.
O. V. Sage, one of the kindest
plinarians in the State prison
invented the school when
.abolishing convict labor went
feet. He is surprised an
pleased at the progress the pupil
SING SING AT.T 0LAS3.
Imagine a great, lonf*, bare,
room, its thick brick walls pieri
three sides by many narrow wii
That is the atelier in whioh these
bio followers of Raphael beni
their drawing board?. There ar
students in coarse, striped suite,
stand at their work, resting
bas given two lessons a day since tr** a,
from 9 to ll a. m., and from 1 to 3
p. m. His first task was to teach his
men how to draw straight vertical
line?. That sounds like child's play,
of course, but let any ono who thinks ]
it ie easy try to draw twenty straight
lines three inches long side by side.
If any of them aro parallel he may
The Sing Sing art students began
their work with enthusiasm that has
bot waned. They drew vertical lines
nil morning and horizontal lines all
afternoon. Lesson by lesson they
have marched forward until now com
plicated geometrical figures havu no
terror for them. Of course, their
SKETCH MADE BY A PWSOlfEK.
drawing is all free hand. Not one of
them has been allowed to UEO a com
pass or T-square. They use pencils
and light brown manila paper.
The manner of teaching is somewhat
difierenfc from that employed in other
schools of art. Tho pupils march lo
tho atelier in lock step. Ono by otto
they fall out of line as they arrive kt
their places. Each stands attentfre
over his drawing board and watcbes
the teacher. Keeper O'Hara starils
on a sort of high sentry box with! a
club near his hand. j
This studio is for serious applica
tion only. Not one of the pupils nay
so much as whisper without losing iis
place in the class or suffering seine
other punishment. To bo put out]of
the class means sitting idle in one's
cell-something every convict dreads.
The instructor stands at an elevated
blackboard. Ho draws a simple tri
angle or pquare or a more complex
figure. As he draws he explains wiat
he is doing so every pupil may under
stand. He repeats the instruotjon
FREE HAND IRA\
once or twice. Then he walka upland
down along the rows of pupils. Leny
of them finds it difficult to undereand
he asks the teacher, who pronatlj
stops and explains everything tc
Some of tho pupils have begihtc
decorate their drawing boarde. bne
young fellow who is serving t wo $an
and a half for grand larceny his draws
a lighthouse and an attractive bit of
the shore. A merry burgkr, twenty
four years old, who is serving sis
OEOMETIUCALFIGURES DBAWH BX CONVICTS.
year?, has relieved tho monotony of
waiting for lessons by portraying a
dude, not forgetting tho necessary
cigarette and tho monocle. A young
New York burglar illuminates his
drawings with a motto he has bur
rowed from the American Volunteers
^"Look Up and Hope."
F?R TUE JiKAR-StGJITED. |
New Working Spectacles That Will
Improve tho Vision.
Nev working spectacles for very
near-sighted people have been recently
invented by the German army sur
geon, Dr. Roth, in Berlin. It was
known for a long time that peoplo who
suffer from slight cataracts in their
eyes, or from dim sight, can see better
if a plate which is absolutely opaque
and fitted with a very small opening
in the centre is placed before tho eye.
Such an apparatus can be used only in
a very limited way, however, for the
field of vision through this small
aperture is exceedingly small, and
therefore it lacks practical use. Dr.
Roth's idea was to placo a diaphragm
containing many apertures instead of
^~~rz~'~~**al ono over the eve, thus
ron VEKY NEAR-SIGHTED TEOPLE.
fastened by means of a little hook,
which also does service when tho
opaque plate is to be fastened out of
tho way, as shown iu tho illustration.
By means of theso opaque plates very
near-signted people can do without
the very strong concave glasses, the
use of which is rather uncomfortable
and even dangerous. Tho apertures
in tho new ileilborn plaque are ar
ranged in concentric circles, in order
to ease as much as possible the move
ment of the eye. The size of the
apertures is gauged so that the field of
vision ?-hows no blnnks, and on the
other hand no partial covering of the
? picture shown through them c*n take
place. Since the quuntity of light on
tering the eyes through the sieve
plate is very much smaller than that
f-een ordinarily, work with these spec
tacles must be done with strong and,
if possible, concentrated light.
Much Cause for Gratitude.
Of a certain bishop tho following
ancedoto is told : While presidiag over
a conference a speaker begau a tirade
against the universities and education,
expressing thankfulness that ho had
never been corrupted by contract with
a college. After proceeding for a few
minutes the bishop interrupted with a
question : "Do I understand that Mr.
X is thankful for his ignorance?"
"Well, yes," was the answer; "you
can put it that way if you like."
"Well, all I have to say," said the pre
late, in sweet and musical tones, "all
I have to say is that Mr. F has much to
be thankful for."--London Answers,
Rhode Island's Flag.
The body of tho flap of the State of
Rhode Island is a rich blue, with an
anchor in tho centre, tho o fie ct of all
being heightened by a display of thir
teen gilt stars, representing tho orig
inal States. In Revolutionary days
the flag of tho Commonwealth, like
STINGS BY CONVICTS,
those of the other New England States,
was white. Up in the left-hand cor
ner were the thirteen stars in a field of
blue. An anchor adorned tho centro
of tho State colors. It is now pro
posed to go back to tho ancient flag,
and tho General Assembly will be
asked to mako tho change.-Fro vi
IEA1M OF STYLE,
EKQ?IS1TK S?MMK? FABRICS
NOW AT NJfiW YORK STORES,
Coming Fashions in Shirt Waists mid
Worm-Weather ii owns- Tali or
Slade Gowns Seen at tho
(Special New York Letter.)
?/"l~N timo of peaco prepare for
war/" Which the guardian ol
\ our wardrobe paraphras?e
You'll uot be ia high feathpr
If you walt till warm weather,
and so with scarcely a breathing spoil
since winter frocks and wraps wero
finished, wo turn to lawns and laces
with the Bummer vista in prospective.
Winter poods have been superseded
by the irrepressible cotton shirt waists,
dainty muslins and ?lmy parasols
in spite of tho fact that their time of
usefulness is three or four months
distant. "Serpentine" mull is one of
tho prettiest materials that has ever
graced tho drygoods market. It
is sheer enough to be dainty and strong
enough to make a serviceable gown,
while it seems exactly to suit the re
quirements of tho shirt waist. "Edel
weiss" is perhaps the most artistic
production of cotton stuffs shown in
several years. It is made of Bilk and
wool-wonderfully fine and soft-and
tho hand-printed flowers that form the
design look far more as though they
were hand-painted. Dimities, of
course, come in designs as dainty as
the fabric itself, and in ginghams
both Scotch and French plaids and
stripes will predominate. A good way
in which to make a gingham frock is to
have tho outside skirt aud lining made
separately, just fastened at tho belt.
In this way tho dress is easily laun
dered and the skirt will bo moro apt to
keep in shape. Trimmed skirts will
prevail for summer gowns of cotton,
but our tailor-mado street suits will
fctill retain their plain neat skirts now
to fashionable. Tho advance models
in short-waists show the separate col
lars of last summer, but in many cases
these are made fancy, either by having
a colored edge or arranged in small
nquaro tabs edged with embroidery,
aiuch on tho same style as our winter
collars are made. Fortunately the
sleeves are considerably smaller aud
have lost, that ungraceful, baggy look
that characterized the sleeves of last
summer's blouses The fullness below
the elbow is laid in half-inoh plaits
which are either neatly feather stitched
or finished by machine. These plaits
extend from the wrist to within about
two iuches from tho elbow where the
fullness forms tho puffing for the top.
Cuffs of the material instead of white
linen will be popular. I have it from
o New York authority that a popular
material for summer wear will be
printed Japanese silk. This prospect
of the increased popularity of silk
from the Orient should bo heralded
with joy by femininity, for no other
material is so invariably besoming, so
cool and capable of most artistic drap
ing. In light colors and elaborate
GREEN BKOADCTJOTH T1UMMED WITH BRAID,
designs it is effective and elegant,
while darker tinta and quieter desigui
make it admirable for service. How
ever, as half frozen noses and finger.'
forcibly remind ns that eold-weathe i
garments are still necessary, I'll teL
jon of some charming gowns seen at
the Saturday matinee at the Metro?
politan Opera House. Calve as Mar
guerite brings out the smartest women
COAT AND SKI Rr OF BED BROADCLOTH,
WITH BOSE COLORED VEST, E3I
BROIDEBED BY HAND.
of Gjtham's fashionable set. This
role has heretofore seemed a part of
Mme. Melba, but now that Calve has
snog it with such infinito charm her
Marguerite is doubtless destined to be
ona of the most beautiful impersona
tions of tho character.
Ono of tho neatest and swellest
gowns seen in the audience last Sat
urday was mado of deep red broad
cloth. Tho skirt and short jackal
were perfectly plain, the latter, how
ever, was finished with silk stitchings
bud a vol. et color in a darker shade ol
rod velvet. The tight-fitting ves*,
SOWN OF ROUGH CHEVIOT SEEN AT THE
which, of course, was sleeveless, was
made of deep roee-colored cloth and
was richly embroidered by hand with
gold threads and studded with mock
turquoises, a charming contrast to
the sombre red and rose of the cloth.
I noticed a number of gowns consist
ing of a plain skirt and a double
breasted jacket, Uko the illustration
on, this page. The material for svih a
suit is a matter of fancy, many ladies
preferring plain black, blue or brown,
while others select rough cheviote in
Mrs. Ceorge Gould has a pretty
fashion that promises to become quite
a fad. This fashion is for theatre
toilettes and is to use one's richest
jeweled pins to fasten the collars be
hind, to hold them down firmly, or to
pretend to, in order to give excuse for
wearing the precious stones where
they can bo seen, for if used in tho
usual way, only the two persons who
sit next to you can view them, all the
others having their backs to you.
Speaking of trimming on the baok of
the collar reminds me of something I
onco read that "The reason the bows
on the backs of the women'u necks
Aro as large as they can bo,
'And I'll toll you why,' said a malden fair,
As sho giggled a swout 'to ho'
?Wo like to fool, os wo walk, d'ye mind,
That a big beau's following close behind.' "
Another smart gown that did service
as a matinee suit was made of Yale
blue faced cloth in a Norfolk jacket
style. The exquisitely fitting bodice
was fastened with unique buttons and
the wearer's waist was encircled with
a belt of Russian enamel set with a
wealth of amethysts and pearls.
A becoming jacket that won many
compliments from tho friends of its
fair wearer was made of rich green
broadcloth lined throughout with a
pink brocaded silk and trimmed with
an edging of braid and large military
ornaments down tho iront and on tho
This little coat was exquisite in cut
and fit and was worn by a young soci
ety bud, who, I understand, is soon
to be wedded to au English nobleman.
It was easily to be seen that our fair
young miss was well satisfied with tho
world in general and with herself in
particular ; and why shouldn't she be
when she was the prospective mistress
ot one of Old Englaud's stateliest cas
tles and the wife to bo of tho scion of
a family which traces its ancestry
back very nearly, if not quito to Will
iam tho Conqueror.
Tho costumes illustrated herewith
were made by Tho National Cloak
Company, of New York.
MOTHERS READ THIS.
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tery, Nausea, Cong ta, Cholera In
fan tum, Teething Children, Cholera
ZHorbus, Unnatural Drains from
the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of the Stomacil and Bowels.
PITT'S CARMINATIVE .
[ls the standard. It carries children over
thc critical period o! teething, and
is recommended by physicians as
thc friend of Mothers, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to thc taste,
end never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 eta. per
A Louie. For sale by druggists.
. HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS.
CHEAP STTMOTiATING LINTMEOT.
A cheap stimulating liniment which
will be almost odorless and yet effec
tive for outeide application can b?
made as follows: In ono quart ol
turpentine mix one qnart of coal oil.
Pack half an ounce of alkanet root and
two ounces of pulverized capsioum in
a largo, ordinary funnel. Over thia
mixture pour the turpentine and oil,
allowing it all to percolate through
the capsicum and alkanet root. In
this way it will extract the substance
of the capsicum and tako on a beauti
ful red from the alkanet. After this
has beon dono, add one ounce of tho
oil of peppermint and four ounces of
gum camphor. To make it more
fragrant, add a little oil of pepper
grass. This liniment thus completed
is a strong, efficacious one to rub on
tho skin, and so olean and fragrant
that even tbe moat iastidious would
not hesitate to use it.
FATS AND ODORS.
Housokeepers who havo not had an
? object lesson of the way in which fat?
draw odors when fish and butter gel
side by side in tho refrigerator need
1 only go to a laboratory where per?
fuming extracts are made to have a
commercial illustration of the fact.
The flower flavors from the roseries ol
Southern ?raneo are imported held in
sheep's fat. The fresh roses, or helio
trope or violets, as the case may be,
are laid between layers of fat, and so
infrt no^Vonrpa for rtTnnrt.fition.
Take a piece of flat elastic webbing
about two inches shorter than the
ncodles and one-fourth of an inch
wide. Cover this with a piece of satin
ribbon by doubling the ribbon over it
and stretching the elastic over tho
finger as yon sew the edges of the rib
bon together, over and over. Or, the
ribbon may be cut as long as the
ela&tio is when stretched, the edges
sewed together and the elastic after
wards ran through by means of a tape
needle. Secure the ends of the elastic
to tho ends of the ribbon, and when
the elastic is allowed to draw up to
its ordinary length, the ribbon will
appear to be shirred.
Now if there is a dilapidated doll
about the house, take oither the hands
or tho feet for caps for the needles.
Fasten one end of the covered elastic
inside each hand or foot by means of
glue, and the case is oomplete.
The hands or feet must of course be
those which have a hollow wrist or
ankle, and these are slipped over the
ends of the needles, the elastic being
tight enough to hold them in place.
If you eau lay olaims to no doll of
the right description, tise small nut
shells, cutting or filing off one end
digging out the meat ; or ^ruall capo
can be mado of ohamois skin, or kid
from old gloves, and the ends of the
elastic sewed to these with a few
stitches.-New England Homestead.
Seasoning Butter-Stir four ounces
of butter to a cream ; add one ounce
of salt and a quarter of un ounce of
white pepper : mix all well together
and pat it in ? glnss jar ; cover closely
and keep ia a cool place. To be used
for broiled and fried steaks and chops
-also for broiled fish.
Potatoes in Jackets-Wash thor
oughly, let them stand in cold water
an hour or two to freshen them. Gook
in plenty of boiling water for fifteen
minutes; then add salt (one table
spoonful for twelve medium-sized po
tatoes) and boil fifteen minutes longer.
Pour off every drop of water. Take
the cover from the saucepan and shake
the potatoes in a current of cold
air. Serve at once in a warm napkin
on a red-hot plate.
Omelet Bread-Half a cupful of
flour, three eggs, one tablespoonful of
melted butter, one teaspoonful of
sugar, half a saltspoonful of salt and
about half a cupful of sweet milk.
Beat whites and yolks of the eggs sep
arately and until very light. Stir all
the ingredients together, adding the
trothed whites last. The batter must
be stiff. Pour into a well greased fry
ing pan and bake, covered, on the top
of tho stove ; uncover and brown the
top in the oven. Serve immediately.
Chelmsford Pudding-Cook one
tablespoonful 'of sago in water till
tender and nearly dry. Beat two eggs
thoroughly and pour on them while
stirring half a teacupful of milk and a
heaping tablespoonful of tugar. Stir
into the milk and eggs one teacup of
fino breadcrumbs and beat well. Mix
together two ounces of suet, a dessert
spoonful of flour and the boiled eago,
and then stir [all the ingredients to*
gether. Butter a mold, lino it in pat
terns with stoned raisins, and fill with
tho batter, putting it iu by the spoon
fuls, BO as not to disturb the raisins.
Boil for an hour and serve hot with
liquid sauce, any preferred kind.