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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
When the twigs begin to rustle
and tho birds are all R-bnstlo
Oh the bough)
When the azure sky discloses
Promise ?Weet of june with roses
On her Uro*;
When the brook t hat sang so sadly
Welcomes every sunbeam, glndiy
When to wood-songs' sattle rhyming
Cou ntless echoes soft are chiming,
. Thoa it's Spring. .
When your clothes seem dank nutt clinging
And yon cannot hoar the singing,
Since a cold
tiare four head that butte ecstatic^
When you throb with sharp} erratid
When good-natured frjik assure you
That '.hey know just what will caro you,
And you bring
A moat harrowing melancholy
'Mongst your friends who would be jelly
Then it's Spring.
. _ - Washington Star.
MAG HALMAN'8 DEBT,
AD, thom did
bows bf Pete
H fe n d r i c k's is
over yonder ia
tell me 'sol Til
jest ha'ter see
* Pete 'bout them
How'd they git ic,
"Dunno* 'ios they jdmped the fence
brer at the back side.'*
The freckled} red-haired girl re
treats into the cabin but reappears nt
the window a-moment later and calls
out- "Dad, PH take Joe and Billy
and gd drive them cows out. You
jes' stay hero and git yer talk out
with Mr. Snovr. Here, Joe, you an'
Billy comoon an' harry np, about it.
Yer air most as slow a3 ole Pete his
sef." And with a merry laugh at her
bright remark Mag jerks a faded calico
sunbonnet from a nail ou tho "porch"
and followed by Joe an i Billy, is soon
od her way to the " 'tater patch;"
"Honey, be shore an' pat the fence
np good; that ole 'brin'lo oritter's a
tarrible jumper, bhe is," calls the old
man after her, then turning to Francis
Snow he says :
"Mr. Snow, that gal o' mine's a
mighty smart gal."
"YUP, Mr? Hannan, I see that she is
Very industrious. Is she smart at
school of has she ever been to school?"
"Smart! Well, I should remark!
Why, Mr. Snow, I tell you Whut'a a
fae', Mag could beat every chile in
school an* the teacher ter boot all
holler on spellin' an' readin' I Smart !
I should say she was smart I"
Francis Snow stroked his soft thick
mustache in order to conceal a smile.
if, "ill, Mr. Halmau, these little
oountry schools are well enough for
small children, but don't you think
you. ought to send Mag to college? I Never mind, I'll show him some day
You told me you wanted to educute j who can be the more high and mighty,
your boys; nowie . . * ':'*'....* "
tant your girl sbr . .
education? I .-. .
more so. Np- . ': *'
present"-vitl :?<. .
notes- the rov
and the robu*!'
"but suoh tu...0~ ... x
your boys could live on here ana wora I ac?Yead8
the farm, but what could Mag &6tr
sent you?" he asks, as they walk slowly
down the street.
"Jt is just beautiful. Thank yeti s?
n:nch," she answers quietly; "Mr
Snow, how can I ever repay yod for
what.you have done for me?"
"Repay me! What do yon mea l? I
haven't done anything for 3'ou," h^ ex
claims in astonishment.
"3ut I know you have been paying
the greater por:ion of my expenses
daring these four year J I have beta at
"Mag, who'told yd? this?"
"Father told me two years ago vhen
I was at homo oho sommer." There
is a moment's silence, then Franois
says slowly :
"Mag, 1 am very sorry yodr father
told you. He promised me thd; he
wouldn't tell. You speak of repaying
me ; never mind about it now, you may
repr.y au hundred fold some time."
"""No, not on hundred fold, bit 1
will try to pay you all 1 owe," Maj: an
swers a little sharply. They walk on
in silence until they reaoh Mrs. Ter
roll's door, thea Franois pauses a min
ute and says i
"Well, 1 suppose I must say good
bye. I only ran up to see you reueive
your diploma. Tell sister good-bye
"I will. Good-bye and thank you
"Good-bye; remember what you
said about paying me."
"I Will remember," she ant weis
shortly, and in a moment Mag has
passed into the hall aud shut the door.
She unclasps the shining necklace /rom
her throat and puts it away in the Very"
bottom o? her trunk, muttering:
"Xow, stay there, youhatef?l tiing !
I never will wear you again ! If there
is any man in the State of Kentucky
more conceited, more egotistical, and
altogether moro despicable than
Francis Snow I have yet to see him.
Yes?, Mr. Halman, 1 think you should
se ad Uer oil to school. How old did
yen say Bhejsv?""
"Fifteen," sir ; fifteen this month,"
replies the old man, as he removes his
wide hat an 1 begins to scratch his
head slowly and thoughtfully. "Well,
sir, everything you say is gospel
truth, and I b'Jeeve I ought'er send
Mag to a better school 'n what we has
up here. I did 'lbw ter tend Jim over
to Per?eseer Jinkms's as soon as the
cotton's ali picked, an' how I'm agoin'
to pay fer tn o is more'n I kin see nt
the present Yes, siree ! there ain't
no doubt about it, Mag oaghter be
6ent to school some more '?in she gita
grown, 'causo Mag's a pretty tolerable
good gal, Mag is."
"Well,' Mr. Halman, lam very much
interested in Mag's education, and if
you'll pay half, why i'll go tho other."
"Boy, air you clean gone cra?;y?
Yon are grit thron j h and through,
boy, and I'll take it an' pay yer bacit
wheu I kin."
"And if you never can, it will be all
right; 1 will never mis* the money.
Good-bye, I'll come over iu the morn
ing," aud with a parting nod Francis
ia walking awaj\
"Hoi' qn! boy-; Mag can't go to
that thar towu school, 'cause thar jest
ain't no place fer her ter stay at, aa' 1
have tot my foot down that thar shan't
nary gal o' mine board at none o' them
Francis slowly retraoes his step?.
"That matter can be easily arranged,
Mr. Halman, I' have a sister in the
city, Mrs. Terrotl, who no doubt will
be glad to have Mag stay with her.
I'll write to her to night. Good-bye.."
"Good day. Mr. Snow, I'll talk ter
my wife about it," and Mr. Halmau
enters the house, stooping his head a
little aa he goes through the low oabin
Francis Scow having written to his
sister and having received a satisfas
tory answer, anil Mr. Halman having
talked it over with his wife and Mag,
they meet and hold a long conversa
tion, and the result is that wheu the
cotton is opening in the field, the
burra are turuiug brown, and the
leaves begin to fall Mag leaves her log
cabin home in the hills and entons
Mrp. Bostwick's Select Seminary for
Yoong Ladies in the city.
Four years have passed since Mag,
with red, disheveled hair aud bare,
brown feet, drove the cows out of tho
potato patch, and to-night Mag, tall
and graceful, is to read her graduating
essay. Tho brilliant alumna) hall is
thronged wit'i people who have assem
bled to hear the commencement exer
cises of Mr?. Bostwick's school. Mag'a
essay IR last on the programme, As
she rises and comes forward she is very
unlike the M?gjof four years ago. The
red hair is almost auburn now, and
the freckles have disappeared. Her
simple white dress is made low, and
?round the slender white neok is
clasped a beautiful gold necklace, tho
gift of Francis Snow. She has chosen
for her subject "The Englishman in
America," aud handles it with skill j would write to you about it?"
KINO Fr.tEXD: If you have no ottnr en
gagement please come oversometime to-day.
ns I wish to see you on very important
business. I woulA not send so soor after
your arrival, but I did not know how long
you expected to regain at your uncle'?, and
I wish to seo you before you return :o the
"Tell the boy that I will be there at
once, and tell Robert to saddle Nanoy
Hanks and bring her around," he com
mands, and then awaits with im
patience. He has not been up here in
over five years, and id not prepared
for the changes which have been made
in his absence. At h'rst he thinks he
may be lost, then he eees tba* the
barn aud outhou-es havo not been
altered. The old log hou?o has been
replaced by a neat white cottage, and
in pla 'L' of the hollyhocks, bachelor
buttons, prince's feathers and morning
glories, which formerly "adorned"
the front yard, rosebushes, violets
and honeysuckles have been pb-uted.
Kiudly Mr?-. Halman meets him at
tho door with a smile of welcomo.
"Howdy :e, Mr. Fraucis. Wedk in,
Mr. Fraucis; take this cheer. Hit's
a powerful sight better'u'tother un.
Didn't hardly know the old place, did
yer? Hit's terribly improved; all
Mug's doing. Here, take this fan, Mr.
Francis; 'pears 1er mo like it's power
ful warm for the time o' year. I'll
Francis, left alone, looks (.round
the tiny parlor with no small degree
of interest. As Mrs. Halman said,
things have indeed been "terribly im
proved." The pretty matting on the
dour, the white muslin curtails, the
Howers on the mantel, and in fact
every article in the room is indicative
of a relined woman's presence and a
woman's thoughtful care.
In another moment Mag enters the
room. He extends his hand quickly.
"This is Mag!"
"Yes, I am Margaret Halman,"
without noticing the proffered hand;
"have a seat, Mr. Snow." They sit in
silence for a minute, then Franois,
looking at his companiou, fancies he
sees a faint smile quivering around
the perfect lips.
"F.r-r we are having pleasant
weather now," he stammers, looking
ut his -companion. The fact is, he
ni'mply cannot keep from looking at
her. He thought she was pretty four
years ago when sue graduated, but she
is ten times more beautiful DOW.
"Do you think so? I never could
endure such extreme heat," she an
swers calmly. "But, Mr. Snow, I did
uot send for you in order to exchange
compliments on the weather. Mr.
Snow, I wish to know the exact amount
you expended in my interest while I
was at Hohool?"
"I-? don't remember the exaot
amount, Miss Halman--about fiveb.un
dred dollars, I think. Why do you
wish to know?"
"Because I have constantly expected
to hear from you relative to my debt
to you, and now that I have the money
I wish to make a settlement with
Miss Halman, why do you think I
and grace. Only once does the clear
voice falter, und that is when, looking
down into tho sea of faces, her blue
eyes encounter the dark brown ones
of Francis Snow fastened earnestly
upon her. When the exercises are
over he cuines up on the stage to offer
his congratulations. After tho recep
tion he <?ali<s with her to Mr*. Ter
"Because I thought that perhaps
yon would think I had forgotten it, as
you seemed so anxious io impress it
uoon my memory tho last time I saw
"Miss Halman-Mag, did you think
I wanted you to pay me that way?
Didn't you know that - that-that-"
They have naen now and are stand
'.Did you HU.? tua little present I j log before taft window.
"Didn't you know 1 loved yon that
night, and that-that was "what I
meant by your repaying me?"
"No," slowly, turning her face from
"Now that von know, won't yon
takem?i Magf' he asks Eoftly, look
ing down into her blue eyes*
Wo?'t you tako nie, you mean, as
a mortgage bri that debt," she an
swers playfully ; then, as he takes her
hand in his, she adds :
"Yes, if you think I will do as a
mortgage for a five-hundred-dollar
debt."-Washington Silver Knight.
A hand is 4 inches.
A size in collars is 1 inch.
The nail is 2} inches long.
A nautical knot is 6100 feet.
A size in cuffs is half an inch.
A quarter of cloth is 9 inches.
The royal 32 mo. is 5x3 inches.
A royal quarto is 1511x10.
One hundred quarts make a cask.
Th? r?y?l 24 mo. pago is5ix3i.
A square ?6 mo. page is 4}i3l.
The hedgehog is 10 inches in length.
A royal octavo volr.me is 10ix6l.
Tho ordinary pin is about 1 inch
A pace is considered to be about 2
The medium octavo is 9*x6 inches.
Ihe 48 mo. paged volume is 3i'x2}.
A size in finger rings is 1-16 of aa
A bushel is equal to 2150.42 cubic
One hundred spoonfuls make one
The moccasin ls from 18 i neb 3? to
A demy folio volume is 18x11
Desks arc from 26 to 30 inches in
The ordinary human nose is 2
The common red fox is from li to 2
. A size in stockings is three-quarters
ot an inch.
Knitting needles are usually 9 inches
The average ear is from 2 to 2?
inches in length.
The viper grows from 2 to 3^ feet
Tba average cigar is from 4 to-6
inches in length.
The American mole is about 6
inches in length.
Keating Guest> at Dluncr.
English sooiety h:;s adopted an in
genious plan for seating guests at a
argo dinner luncheon. The idea has
jeen adopted in Canuda and has Lever
"ailed to givo satisfaction. In the
adies' dressing-room, conspicuously
IR a leather tablet made on the
fl'-C**.-' ?n ii 0:.;? ?..
.j' fr.:--i ic.-fjr??? ?hfl-'?dai&?r, bf ga****,
i'urrc-i ? ? ;.- I--....:-,
*.?..;"..- . .?; I . ..... :.. j
>t dinners, A duplicate oue is aieo
daced in the mon's dressiug-room,
tear the dinuer cards, which are in?
ilosed in a tiny envelope, assigning to
ach man the woman whom his bost
as desires he shall take into dinner.
Sach guest is expected by this means
o study out his and her seat at table,
auch as one familiarizes one's self with
he plan of the theatre when choosing
eats. When dinner ?3 anuouueed and
ho guests enter the dining-room to
ake their seats, they are not obliged
o wander ignorantly around the room
n soaroh of their places, but are able
ntelligently to find their particular
able aud place at once, without tho
east solicitude on the part of the host
A riant That Will Nut Die.
Travelers in Bermuda aud tho Weet
indies often bring back as a souvenir
jf their trip the leaves of au interest
ing plant of the houseleek family. It
is knewn as thc life plant, and when
the leaves begin to shrivel and fade
they send out little shoot?, which in
turn bear leuves that continue to
grow and remain fresh and green for
months. The leaves are about four
inches long, rich greeu in color, and
of a smooth, waxen texture. If yon
take one of tho leaves and piu it to
the wall indoors it will begin to sprout
within three or four days, be it winter
or snmmer. At first the top portion
of the leaf will begin to wither and
Bhrivel np, and this is likely to con
tinue until tho upper half has lost its
green edges, and in time diminutive
green leaves will appear on these.
These little offshoots will sometimes
grow to be au inch long, and contain
several pair3 of leaves. The limit of
their existeace seems to depend upon
the ainouni of heat and light they
oan obtain.-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A Cation's Mistake.
Anyone who knows that charming
man, Canon Ainger, master of the
temple, will comprehend to the full
the humor of this s jory. Canon Ain
ger is a great favorite with children,
and upon ono occasiou was asked to
assist at a juveuib party. Arriving at
what he thought was his destination,
a house in a row of others exactly
alike, the oauun made his way up tu
the drawing room. "Don't a"nouuce
me," said ho to the domestic, and
thereupon the reverend gentleman
went down upou ail fours, ruffled np
his wlii'e bair and crawled into the
room, intering the growls of an angry
polar bear. What was his horror and
amazement to find when he got into
the room two old ladies petrified with
astonishment. He had found his way
into the next door house instead ol
into the one to which he was bidden.
A (?itntnt Kentucky Episode.
?iews comes to the Mount Vernon
(N. Y.) Signai that a couple, just out j
of their teens, got married over in
Maditon County last fall. Tho mother
of thc groom presented him with n
large sweet potato, directing him to
place it between tho featherbed and
the straw tick to prevent its freezing,
that he might use it next spring for
seed. Ho did so, and cverytaing ran
very smoothly until abont a week ago
they notiood that the bed had. become
very springy, and upon examination
found that the potato had tiprouteil
and ecut out vine* until it had formed
a largo mattress underneath, und at*
taobed to thc potato wau .fifto&o
pound, of small potatoes.
r?TE TJGIJY COSTUMES Otf tfllE
What Children Wore Seventy-Five
Years Aso-The Pantalette Agony
aud the Reign of tho
ii "I \ 0 I remember how wd ?6ed
I to dress when I was a child?
_/ Indeed, I do, my dear; I
U can 6ce every one of those'
queer little frocks-you would cer-v
tainly think them so now, at any rate
-as plainly as if I bad them before!
my eyes." The speaker, says the Newy
York Tribune, was a white-haircdJ
sweet-faced old lady of eighty, whose'
remarkably faithful memory, not only
on the subject of clothes, bat concern
iug nearly every incident of her rather
eventful life, is a constant source o
marvel to her friends.
"The lirst dress of which .1 have a
distinct impression was made for me
when I Was four years old. That was
in the year i821} so yot are hearing?
now of the styles of sevenjiy-live years?
ago. It is a long period lo look ba~.k-}
upon, but the time does.-.'t seo.n so far?
away to me. Well, the frock wasgiveaty
to me by my godmother-for my
name, you know. ?It was made of rat
tinet-I don't suppose you everi
beard the word before-but it was the1
name of a kind of thin woolen goods!
very fashionable, at. tho timi). Tho'
color was scarlet, and as I hacl neverj
had anything so gay before, you may
be sure I wa? proud of ii. There was
a little red cloak to match, ania red
bonner, trimmed with swansclown.
"The next dresses I remember were
two Sunday frocks, made exactly'
alike, which my sister and I were, per-j \,
haps a year or two later than the timejt
of the red rattinet. You willi laugh
when 1 tell you that these dresses,
which were considered especially
beautiful and elaborate, were made of .
-calico. Tt was French calicc.though ;
much finer and prettier than anything
of tho kind to bo bought nowadays, i
and it cost from fifty to seventy-five .<
cents a yard. All materials wore dear '.
then, and you saw very few si lk dresses, I
particular!}' for childreu, except
the wealthy families. You could have j
a silk gown now for what Frenoh cali;
coes used to cost. I can even re me ni i
ber tho exact pattern of the calico in |
those two frocks. Thero was a white
ground, divided into square?, with a
vine aud leaf design in purple, run
ning all over it. Wo thought it was
wonderfully haodsome, au! ? believo
it would be considered very dainty
even to-day, among tho variety of
prelty, thin goods which aro shown.
All clul Iren wore low-necked and
short sleeved dresses in those days,
and, ind jed, for many years after
GIRL'S COSTOME, JANUARY, 1841.
ward. It would have been nonsidered
ridiculously inappropriate to put
anything different on then, even in
winter. Ho our little frocbs were, bf
course, made according to the'fashion,
leaving our necks and shou ders bare,
and looking, I must confes?, as 1 ex
amino the old daguerreotypes, as if
they were in constant danger of slip
ping oil over our arm?. The sleeves
were tiny, oircular puffs, not more
than three or four inches deep, so that
?ne hud ultim it nothing on our arms
either. Tho little waists were very
short, much resembling the Empire
styles eern now, and were usually
made with considerable fulness. The
skirts, always sewed tatt to the waists,
were straight, and reached, to about
halt way between the knee and ankle.
Really short dresses, as children wear
them now, were never sei'-n. Below
our skirts, and hanging do.vu to our
very feet, were our pantalettes-plain
yellow nankeen ones for every day, and
line white embroidered ones for Sun
days With these particular frocks I
am speaking of wo always wore our
"Our shoes were made o: soft.green
morocco leather. And that reminds
me of tho aggrieved feeliDg wo chil*
dren always cherished because we were
obliged to wear that color. Tho two
lasbionable hhudgs for ?bocs were tea
green and bright red. jJIy mother,
whoso ttisto in tior own tlr?b? waa sub
dued, clot had he)- childrsn according
ly, and would j^ver allow us to hare
the so?lot thugs, Bo my lister and I
were obliged to "wear the green, and
.to gaze with hopeless envy at the
gayer footgear of most of our play
BO?'s COSTOME IX TOQUE JONE, 1811.
"There wero different styles of hats,
bal, if I remember rightly, those that
'?nt with bar. purple ' and white
French calicoes were bonnets of green
silk"! They were shirred very full and
cat so that the edge around the face
was bias. Tbis was then fringed ont
to some lepth as a border, and the
bonudt was trimmed with lace and a
ribbon bow at the back. 1 think that
is a complete account of the way we
looked, or-have I forgotten any
thing? Oh, yes; .our gloved ' They
were Qf ptraw colored" silk, au 1 pretty
Bhort, scarcely reaching above our
"The time 1 am tolling you of was
long before tho days of hoopskirte,
you "know. We children wore a nani
ber cf stiff, quilted petticoats, though,
to make oar dresses 'sot out' in the
proper way. I can't remember that
we were ever really uncomfortable on
account of our odd clothes, though I'm
afraid children would compinia now
adays at the heavy skirts and the
dangling pantalettes. These panta
lettes were sometimes a nuisance even
to us, accustomed as we were to them,
when we wanted to play soma active
game. I recall one of our playmates
who was regarded by tho rest of us as
a marvel of during because she had
been known on diflerent occasions to
untie her pantalettes deliberately from
her stocking, to which they were fas
tened, and bundle them m somo con
venient corner until the had tinished
her play and was ready to go home.
"The boy's clothes at that time
were almost as funny, when compared
with modern style*, as were those uf
the girls. No knickerbockers in the
days when my brothers wero little fel
lows ! Boys wore lons, loose trousers,
similar to those of their father?, and
usually mace at home from an old pair
whioh the head of the family had dis
carded. Their queer little jackets
were sometimes belted in at the waist,
with the skirt hanging a few inches
below in blouse style, and sometimes
they wore open coats, very short and
elaborately braided, in military fash
ion. They wore various kiuds of caps,
and I remember a Hut-shaped oue,
with a long tassel hauging down be
hind, which was regarded as very
'.Fashions did not chango so often
then, my dear, as they do now. When
you had a dress you could wear it for
years, just the same-unless you wore
it ont. Fine clothes could even be
handed down from one generation to
another. Years later than the time I
have been taking about, when 1 had a
small family of my own, tho Btylo* iu
children's frocks were not greatly
altered. The materials bad changed
more than anything else, showing
GIRLS' COSTUMES, FEBItUAllY, 1843.
much moto variety, aud thc woolen
goods ia particular being liner in
The Forth - Bridge, . in Scotland,
is constintly bein? repainted; in fact,
no sooner have the paiutera reached
one end than they liave to commence
again at the other. It takes fifty tons
of paint to give it one, coa.Van<l.,the
area dealt with .is something like 120
acres. ,J '
At Athens, Greece, a small potsherd
has been lound whioh bears lue mime
of Thewistoolc?, and is supposed to
have been used wheu tl,o ostracism of
Aristides took place,
TU? DINING KOUtf.
Its Kurnlslilti/r mid Decorating-Co
lo ni.il lilied s thc Most Becoming.
There is,no more barbarous con
tr i va nee than tbo basement dining
room in tbe ordinary city house;
ni thou jil it may ho made necessary by
considcratiuqa of economy and con
venience? these facts do not make it
any moro admirable. Architectural
limitations are such that tho basement
dining room must of necessity have a
low ceiling, little natural light, and an
unattractive outlook. These are draw
backs, very. difficult to overcome by
any scheme of decoration Turnisb
ing. ?'or various ?easons rooms of
this kind may be dismissed from con
sideration in tho present article. City
houses are always built with certain
restrictions and limitations in mind,
ami e&zh house nr st bo a law unto it
self. But a-dde from tho question of
means, the builder of a detached viila
house has free rein, and can consult
his own tasto aud inclination in the
arrangement of the various rooms. ',
Ono who plans the erection of such
a house will bc wise if ho gives his
greatest caro and attention to tho
dining-room, for no room is more im
portant, nor contributes more to the
character of tho house.' No hand?
6o mer room was ever designed than a
colonial' dining-room, and it will be
well to follow its general style unless
it forms too violent a contrast with
the remainder of the house. For this
re-ison it is well to have a cluster of
narrow windows at ono end of the
room, opening with hinges, perhaps,
glazed with diamond panes of glass in
leads. This gives a most beautiful ef
fect, if the remainder of the room can
be brought at all in keeping. As the
room should be warm in the severest
weather, an open fireplace with brass
fire dogs must be in evidence. The
trimming should be walnut or oak
with colonial ornaments, unless these
are found too expensive. The mantel j
ohonM ho simple, so that it will not j
Hit j l/UO pXO^.vJL '?
easy, for tbeso can be maue muic
beautiful than any modern pieces at
very little expense, no matter how
much they may have been marred by
usage. \Vith irabosany out of the
question, pretty effects can bo had,
which will make the room rieb, with
well-made oak furniture, provided it
is simple in design and not disfigured
with machine carving and glued orna
A hard woo.1 floor costs no inore
tliau a fine carpet, and is far more ap
propriate. Jn this case a large rug
will bo wanted, but it need not be ex
pensive ; extremely'pretty designs are
to bo had in what are known as "art
sq naree,"' which aro nothing moro than
reversible ingrain carpets. There is
no nee I for ornamentation other than
pure and simple porcelain, glass and
silver ware, which can be made to do
good servie) if not huddled away in
closely aud a few good pictures >n
movtern ?ramo?, chosen with eomo idea
01 the "eternal liitnoss of things."
Tbo accompanying design shows a
dining room which lends ittelf readily
to the treatment described in this ar
The width of this house is 34 feet,
6 inches, and the depth, inoluding
veranda, 5U feet, 4 inches. With first
story i) feet, <i iucb.es, and second
story 1) feet with attic 8 feet. This is
a comfortable dwelling, easily heated.
The bizi- of tho dining room is shown
by ibo lloor p'aus.
The room is linishel in oak, with
oak rlor?r. The two windows are leaded
with diamond-shaped pam-s looking
ont over the veranda. The walls are
covered with paper of yellow brown
cole-, with a stiff, for mal design in red
brown. This runs to the ceiling, with
no iriez.1, but with oak picture rad
about twenty inches below the cor
nice. Tho ceiling repeats the side
wall colors, thon?h the pattern of the
paper is no i so pronounced. The fire
place is faced with dark brown brick.
Tho furniture is rich mahogauy with
brass mountinjc The sideboard, on
which aro :v lew pieces of fiuo glass
reflected by Hie firelight, glistens a
welcome. Bright china gives points
o: rich color for the eye to ret-t up JD.
A Bmyruttrus in deep reds aud browns
lu id un i he pol ?shed oak floor adds
still more ?olor to the room, and A few
choice hunting scenes finish tho
The c?st to build tho house illus
trated in this article in the vioinity of
New York City, is 83500, not inclu
ding the heating apparatus. In many
sections of the country the cost should
be much less.-Copyright 1897.
Thc Milky Way.
The milky way.-says Miss Agnes M.
Clerke, in Popular Astronomy; is made
up of a finite number of star collec
tions, each of finite dimensions; while
the remainder of tho sky, instead of
being veiled with shining orbs, thick
set in endless backward files, shows a
clear background eprinkled with stars,
the proportionate numbers of which
diminish rapidly with penetration in
to the ethereal abysses. The star
depths, as Sir John Herschel distinctly
perceived, are open, but, beyond a
certain point, empty. The stars and
nebulae form together a stupendous
system, framed on lines dimly signifi
cant of an. origin and progressive rela
tions. But a system cannot bo infinito
-not, at any rate, in a sonso intelligi
ble to the human intellect. Both ob
servation and rational inference in
deed, whilo sotting no bounds to the
display of creative energy, enforce
belief in a terminated sidereal world ;
only a certain horror vacui in tho
human mind shrinks back from the
void beyond, and evokes imaginary
stellar populaces to inhabit imaginary
Au Extraordinary Growth of Hair.
This astonishing growth of human
hair is known as the Plica Polonica,
from its prevalence in Poland. The
Plica consisted of hair closely matted
together ; and the above example was
sent to Dresden in 178U, after adorn
ing the head of a peasant woman for a
space of fifty-two years. It was over
twelve feet in length, and nearly a
foot in circumference. It was consid
ered fatal to cut it, hence the dimen
sions it sometimes attained.
Origin of Fear and Terror.
President G. Stanley Hall, of Clark
University, has lately- been studying
the origin of the various forms of fear
and terror, and he f-Uigests that the
common fear of high places, which
many animals exhibit and which is
very aculo with 6omo human beings,
may bo "a vestigial trace, like the gill
slits under the skin of our necks, ante
dating limbs and inherited from our
swimming ancestors." In replytothis,
Professor Wesley Mills, of McGill
University, says that while the young
est mammals and birdsexhibit peculiar
manifestations when placed near the
edge of an elevated surface, yet a tur
tle will walk off any elevated support
again and again, and a irog "will
jump almost any where." These excep
tion^ he think*, present a difficulty
to the acceptance of President Hall's
A Surprise for Pa.
1. Tommy was sent lo sow the lawn
plot with grass peed. Pa and the
poodle were having atiesta out there.
As Tommy, daren't wake them ho scat
tered tho seod everywhere but where
2. Whon the crass began to come
up, those bald places looked-well,
quaint, The neighbors thought they
wore new denigra for flower beda I
MOTHERS READ THIS.
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera Ia-1
lantara, Teething; Children, Cholera (
Morbus, Unnatural Drains from
the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of.
Appotlte, Indigestion and all Dls
cacea of the Stomach and bowels. '
PITT'S CARMINATIVE 4
[ls the standard. It carries cbi?.?ren over'
the critical period of teething, andi
is' recommended hy physicians as.
the friend of Mothers, Adulta and'
Children. It is pleasant to the taste, I
and never fails to give-satisfaction.,
A few doses will demonstrate its EU-'
pbrlative virtues. Price, 25 eta. perl
? bottle. For sale by druggists.
A G KI "L'LT UK A L TOPICS,
SMUT TN OATS.
In bulletin No. Gi of tho Ohio ex
perimental station are reported there
snits of a series of experiments made
on the station farm at Wooster in
1895 in the treatment of oats for the
prevention of smut, in which it was
shown that from duplicate samples of
seeds, taken from the same sack, the
untreated seed produced as high as
forty per cen^ of smutted heads,
while tho treated seed produced a
considerably larger crop entirely free
from smut. These experiments have
been repeated with the same result in
1890, a year when the smut of oats
has been exceptionally prevalent. It
has also been demonstrated that, with
a very slight modification, the same
treatment will absolutely prevent the
stinking smut of wheat, and the bul
letin named gives full directions for
this treatment, both for oats and
wheat. From the reports which haye
come to the station it seems probable
that the farmers of Ohio have this
year lost not less than half a million
dollars from oat smut alone.
AN EXAMPLE IN FEEDING COEN .
Mr. J. J. Chandler, a prosperous
farmer of Solomon, Ia., grew 4000
bushels of corn last year, and instead
of lamenting because the market price
offered him was so low as to afford no
profit, he thought it would pay better
to feed. Accordingly ho bought 101
head of cattle, choosing good thrifty
animals, not fat, for which he paid
$3748.92. That waa on the second of
September. He fed the oattle on corn
and cornstalks for which he would
have found no other market. Near
' ? .'. ? y 1 . ?old the <2*f?i
-0 ,1 v/i...?-j . . -o'
one-half... If clover or even meadow
hay can be "fed with corn to fattening
cattle, the risk of loss is greatly re
duced. Cornstalks and corn, both
maiuly oarbonaceous, are too mach
alike in nutrition to be generally fed
SPRING "DON'TS" FOB GARDENERS.
Don't Overwater at this season ; give
Just enough to keep the soil moder
Don't allow the plants to grow lank
and spindling; pinching back and
pruning will now bo necessary on the
plants that are making rapid growth.
Don't waste the cuttings, no matter
how small they may be; tuck them
down in the moist sand pot?, and they
will soon root for summer bedding.
Dou't forget to water the chrysan
themums occasionally that have been
stored in the cellar during the winter.
They may soon be started into growth
now, and young plants for the spring
potting may be started from them.
Don't allow all the callas to bloom
at the same time. It may bo neces
sary to retard some of the plants in
order to keep a succession of bloom.
Thia may be done by taking them into
a cooler room and giving less water.
Don't forget that newly formed
shoots, not too soft, but sufficiently
brittle to snap off with a. clean break,
are the beat places to get cuttings,
and that these will root easily, quickly
and best in clean sand.
THE DRAFT HOBSEi
Within the next three or four years
it is probable that two-thirds of all the
draft horses now doing the work of the
country will be "expended in the ser-,
vice," and will have to be replaced.
There is a great deal of talk about the
progress of invention displacing the
horse, but no bicycle or trolley has
yet been discovered that will do the
work the draft horse does. It ia a
class of work, too, that has become
notably scarce in this country. There
are very few of them coming on. With
a revival of business, which is certain
to come eventually, those city firms
which take pride in having their vans,
drays and other heavy vehicles drawn
by tine, heavy, showy draft horses will
be in the market for supplies. They
find that horses of this class not only
do the work well, but aro a handsome
alvertisoraent of their business, and
they will want them. Just at this
time it would pnzzle almost anyone to
know where to find them. Nor is there
much promise that they will be found
in the near future in the existing sup
ply of colts. Farmers and live stock
growers are looking about to find some
line of work that :;s not overdone. No
one conversant with the situation hos
any apprehension about the draft
horse business being so overdone now.
The only thing that at present pre
vents a gennine draft-horse famine is
the general business depression that
exists throughout the country whioh
limita the demand. If tho demand
were normal, the supply would be
wholly inadequate to it. The breed
ing of good draft horses, wherever one
has morea suitablo for tho work, is,
therefore, so far ns it is possiblo for
anyone to peer into tha future, as
good on opening as tho live-stook
grower eau find,-Wettern Far tu J OM?