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LXIV. PICKENS, 8. C., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17. 1885.
A Mighty Monarch.
a ini richer than Croesus of old, to my mInd,
I htve treatsures nmost varied id rare;
I IIIve Ships wh- "'ip t."ture elpotds on no
An i kilow natittgihot hurdtensoluc care.
; rtloutres til tntnntbrrc I clim as my own,
wI'Ihout, tenant' to ilko them11 a bore;
hti' hvo songs which are written for tuy car
A tl have picturoa and books by the scoro.
I havo lor is andut cattle and birds of all
Qucer tiRhus that swint in the soa;
I have bells tnado of silver, whose inusloil
Are runtg oat to please only inc.
I ri, un(t.tprtted, acknowledgo no poor
(tho' tty subjects arte oft known to scold).
Fo' Ilt King or tho nursery, andt wiat Is
I'nm oul7 about two years old.
-L. II. Mansbach.
1urple and Fine Linen.
8ht . . a al robed in splendor, fair as dawn
V nItrat Io bares lila forehead In the
, itl ncring satit fell It softest folds,
. a.v 't robe, fit flor a kimuly feast,
Andl lace that wams historic, ilne us frost,
Tite tracery of its pattern, trailing down
O'er s >Ways of blossosms, caught with jewels
No faIrer sight in nl the goodly town.
Yet "t!zod she ott the splendor cold as death,
Yet lookel she ott the picture still and
Tle flasling jewe,s caught. no answering
in eyes that. erst were brighter than their
No warmth froInt ruby hangings could light
Thle cItill of thuIt ret face, its silent tlere
slm t honFhlt upon the radliance of her life
uiven for the radiance of this pageantt fair.
-LottIo Tyng Griswold.
" Well, do you like him, Kitty?"
"Oh, very much, Sally, dear!"
"His lovely mustache and his big,
blue eyes! Did you notice, Kitty?"
"Blue! Why, they'ro a sort of green
ish-grey; and his mustacho is decided
Al its Sally Wilson dropped th-1 paper
in which she was twisting her hair for
the night, and turned upon her friend
with a gasp.
"Stubbly! For mercy's sake of whom
are you talking?'
"Why, of Mr. Beadle, to be sure
Mr. Alfred Beadle, the great bondhold
cr, the hero of the eveling; of whom
Kitty pulled oil one small white slip
pt-r, and stood twirling around upon
the other and laughing gleefully.
Sally watched her in dismayed sil
"Mr. Beadle!" she said, reproach
fully. "You know I mean lloward Ben
Kitty paused in her giddy revolutions
and sat down, with ier rounded elbows
on the bureau, and her lovely, flushed
face in her hands.
!"Dear me!-no I didn't-," she said,
fixing her soft eyes wonderingly on
Sally s troubled face. ''But, come to
think of it, he was rather nice-look
Sally groaned. Was this the reward
of all her love schemes? Was this the
way in which her dreams were to be
realized-her hopes to he fulilled.
Miss Wilson was a very romantic
young lady. She had always boon,
and rejoiced in being.
As regarded herself, she had long
since cotne to the conclusion that any
romantic enditg was, if not quite im
possible, at least most unlikely.
Sise was not, in ttn first place, of the
She was not imposing enough for
the glneenly sort of heroine set forth in
her favorite novels, and she had not the
niecessanry raven locks and haughty
mUannuer; and( the petito atnd babyish
style was eutally out of the question.
Site had not a retrousse t:ose, nor
leaodinrg, bhII eyes, and hter stock of
im uiples was extremely limited and
otnly tmade visible by p)aintful contor
'I hens her circumtstanscos worlo very
no seb against hser'.
Sall wasanthiress, [and( her par
entIs being. diead, site was livitng wvith
alt aunst whlom she had raised ft'om tho
obscurity 'of dressmaking to preside
over the beautitul htomo to which she
hsad recently roturnted from boarding
Nobody could erer love hter madly
for hnerselIf alon11( -recach across a bar
rier' of p)overty, anid msarry her' in thse
face of a disapprovitng wor'ld.
Sally sotmetimtes regr'ettotd that her
father htad beets thte htighly successful
railway cotntraetor thsat Ito had becen.
Heros very na:me was discousraging.
Sally WVilson! Whto could conceive
of aniy thitng inster'esting htappetning to a
persont with so htorribly prtosalic a tsnm?
hut Kitty! It was all very diWleroent
witht Kit,ty. Sally's r'osmntic sott htad
ithrilled witht pt'ophetie delighst thte mo
menut shso hadl sett her- --si ttitng on one
foot in oneO of Madamso Lavinoe's schtool
Kitty htad hotbe ten ctoed by a bachso
lor unclie. Shte was beauttt ifutlI and pelt
niless--the 'very qusa lilicationts for a
heiroinse, Sally~ I had rsllecteod.
She had tatkon Iher undet' her winig,
as it wVero; and( no0w that schtool was
over, shie load broutgh thIemr homse with
hser for sa long-visit-- the chief object, of
whlicht was thtat Kitty and Ilioward
B3enntett miighst be broughtt together.
Sally htad smet hiti whtilo at htotme on
her last vacation, andl had immediately
cons5in'fod htim in her boeart to Kitty.
M tcould lbe nmore fittittg, ioro
dlelighitfulP Ioward was fair, Kitty
bruntetto---whtich was just as it shoul'd
be. lloward was calm, lansguid, and
slightly pentsivo; Kitt-y was gay arnd
vivatcious.~ Opposite qutalitbes were al
ways tecessary for perfect happiness.
TIhe imo had arrived for the fulfill
mntt of hser htopes anid scomsos..
Sally had giveni bor first reception,
and from her posit,ioni as hostess hsad
noted thle progress of affairs breathless
Shto had wvatehoed theoir mnoeting and(
thoir subsequenst intercourse asnxiously;
.sihe had contrlved1 that they should g->
-ins to suppetr togetheor, though that hmad
boost no eaisy matter. Mr'. Alfred
Beadle--tho roputedl millionaire, non
corning whom overybody w'as so ridicu
lously stirred up-havin shsownt dan
gorous Intentions of taking her him
self, andl Howard htaving bon so ob
tuse as to ofWer hsis arm to bis hostess.
But those diloulies, and a few sim
ilar ones, she had bravely surmounted,
and had waited eagerly till the last
guest had gone, to h6ar Kitty's verdict.
"Rather good-looking!" sho ropeat
ed, despairingly. "Why, he's a per
foct Adonis, Kitty!"
"01, well, I don't know!" said Kit
ty, comnposodly. "Iioward," she went
on, dreamily, "lie looks as though his
name was Howard; all the Howards I
ever know were big and fair, and
rather soft, and--"
Sho stopped suddenly; she had
caught a glimpse of Sally's face in the
"I'm so sorry, dear! I suppose he's
a great friend of yoursP" she said
apologetically. "But really I didn't
think him so entertaining as Mr.
Beadle, and he hasn't half th'e money,
you know," and Kitty laughed wick
Mr. Beadle again! Sa'.y's heart
sank. She might have expected some
thing of the sort. Kitty was so totally
different from herself. She could never
be made to see things as Sally saw
them; she was distressingly matter-of
Sally sat pondering seriously, with
the lights turned low, after Kitty,
lushed and tired, and happy, had fall
Surely things must come out right.
Howard must be backed and encour
aged, and Mr. Beadle must be snub
bed, crushed, and annihilated.
Sally was not quite clear as to how
this latter was to be accomplished
but she went to sleep with renewed
"I suppose we shall be flooded with
alls, shan't we?" said Kitty, as they
sat in the parlor the next o% ening, talk
ing over last night's festivity, with oc
''I.suppose so, dear," responded Sal
ly, gazing at her in fond admiration.
Kitty was at her loveliest. lier red
lips wore a smile of pleased ex pectan
cy, and her dark eyes were bright with
"By the way," she said, pcering in
to an opposite mirror and patting her
hair; ''Mr. Beadle said something
about coming to-night. Dear me! how
do I look?"
Sally groaned inwardly.
"I presume Mr. Beadle will not no
tice much,'' she said, severely. "Hlo
is past those things, I should think.
Ie must be forty at least."
"About that," said Kitty, sweetly.
The bell rang at that moment, and
the subject of t'hcir conversation was
ushered in, followed by a tall form,
with a fair head, none other than How
Mr. Beadle pounced upon the chair
nearest Kitty; Howard sank gracefully
upon the sofa at Sally's side.
"1 hope your duties of last night have
not quite worn you out," he said, look
ing down at her tenderly.
"Oh, dear me, not at all!" responded
Sally, rather sharply.
'1'his was all wrong; but what was
she to do?
"It was a charming affair," Howard
continued, moving a little nearer to her.
"Thank you!" said Sally, abstract
She was watching the pair opposite,
with rising uneasiness.
Mr. Beadle was leaning forward at a
:langerous angle, talking with horrible
volubility, with his eyos fixed on Kit
Sally felt a wild desire to see his
chair roll backward and land him on
Howard looked a little hurt by her
brevity; but Sally was oblivious.
"Don't you think her lovely?" she
Kitty was venturing a remark at the
moment with a coquettish little laugh.
Sally could gladly have shaken her.
"Very," said lloward, rather vague
ly, and without looking aroundl.
"iIe is jealous," said Sally to her
self. "Poor fellow!"
"She is always pleasant, like that,
to everbody," she said, aloud, with
sympathy andI reassurance in her tone.
"She dloesn't mean anything by It."
"IndeedP" said Hloward.
But lie did not seem quite to under
standl the force of the remuark.
Mr. Beadle was beggrin g Kitty to
sing; and now wvas Sally's chance.
"Dod dear!'' she urged; "our new'
wvaltz song. Do you know itP"' she
~vent on, turning to Howard. "Mr.
Bennett will turn your leaves, Kitty."
Howvard followed Kitty to the piano
obediently, andl Mr. lloadle joined Sal
ly on the sofa
"IIow extremely well-suited they
are!" Sally observed. "They seem
inade for each other. Don't you think
"Really, I had not noticed it,'' re
joined Mr. Beadle, stroking his mus
tacho with sudden gravity.
"Stubbly!-good gracious, yes!" said
Sally to herself, wrathfully.
"I shou.4d hardly think so," he add
ed, wvithi some asperity.
''No!'' said Sally, frigidly.
And they relapsed into silence.
That wvas the first of a long series of
Hfoward1 and Mr. Beadle called in
cessantly, and Sally's anxieties in
Things were very discouragin g for
the most p)art. Mr. Beadle was plai
ly enamored of Kitty's manifold
charms, and was dleterminedly deovot
ed. Kitty was gay, anid careless, and
hoewitchming, and Hloward was as Ian
gumid as ever, and rather more pen
Sally wvas convinced that this was
duec to unhappiness, lie was grievedh
and angered by Kitty's inidifference; he
was ai prey to hopeless yearnings and
Thelm only drawback to the theory wvas
that Hlowardl seemed sometinies ridicu
lously and unexplainably attentive to
Bint that was pride, of course-pique.
Sally lived in momentary expectation
of havimg a tale of wounded loeve and
blighted hopes poured Into her sym
,The (lays and weeks rolled by; Kit
ty a visit wvas' dIrawing to a close, amid
everybody was looking forward eagerly
to Mrs. Sm ytho's masquerade.
Sally herself forget her schemes and
anxieties In the flutter of preparation.
.Kitty was to go as a gipsy, In a.
brIght sIlk bedloo, a gaily bespangled
petticoat, and a highly-eolored and
-ighly-becoming turban-things which:
no lpsy has ever been known to wear.
onywas to appear modestly as a peas
ant of doubtful nationality, with a
tucked waist and abbreviated skirt,
and her hair in two braids down her
Sally's hopes had somohon risen
rather high. This was almost tlw end
of Kitty's visit, almost the last time
that she and Howard would be to
gether, and something must happen.
The fact of their approaching sepa
ration would come home to them both;
would bring them nearer together;
would strike down all obstacles hither
to existing, and bring matters to a
Mr. B le was. of course, the chief
obstacle. Mr. Beadle had shown a
profound interest in the occasion-a
positive enthusiasm, which Sally con
"A man of his ago!" she had said to
Kitty, indignantly. "It is absurd! He
will probably come as Infancy."
"Undoubtedly!" Kitty had respond
ed, gaily. "And Mr. Bennett as a
lamp-post or a lightning-rod-ho is so
Mrs. Smytho's rooms were a blaze of
light and a scene of whirling gaiety.
Sally gazed upon the scene, bewilder
od, from the retirement of a sofa. She
had lost sight of Kitty, and in the
present state of confusion could not be
sure of knowinn her aoain.
A stalwart Highlander, with a fero
cious mask, paused before her, and ap
peared to be examining her intently.
Then he came nearer, and stood re
garding her critically, with his head on
one side, folding his arms and crossing
his scantily-clothed legs with a satis
"Ho thinks I'm somebody else,"
said Sally to- herself, amusedly, and
forgot him in a new excitement.
She had caught a glimpse of a red
waist and a twinkling skirt; of a gay
turban and a flying mass of dark hair.
Kitty was in a low chair at the fur
ther end of the room, her bare, round
arms, with their silver bands, gleam
ing white, and her smiling, rod lips,
A distinguished-looking individual,
in the costume of Louise XVI. was
perched upon an ottoman at her side,
gazing upward in an obvious state of
admiration and bliss.
Sally craned her neck. Surely it
was Howard! Only the top of his head
was visible behind his exaggerated
ruff; but surely that limited portion
bore a striking resemblance to How
Sally felt a thrill of exultation; this
was exactly what she had hoped for.
The music struck up; the IIighland
er offered his arm promptly, and away
'Their steps were eminently suited.
Sally's cheeks began to glow behind
her mask, and her eyes to sparkle.
Suddenly the music ceased; the
waltzers paused; there was a little
hum of excitement, and then a simul
taneous removal of masks.
Sally looked around eagerly. Kitty
and Louis XVI. stood near-Kitty smil
ing and giowing. Louis XVI. strok
ing a stubbly mustache and beaming
down upon her.
Sally looked up at her partner in
amaze, and encountered the affection
ate gaze of a pair of blue eyes, and a
smile from beneath a blonde mus
"It is rather warm here," said the
Highlander, softly. "Shall we step
And Sally went.
Half an hour later, when the rioting
within had reached its wildest point,
they were still standing out -under the
stars, with the music floating out to
HIoward s fair head was bending very
low, and Sally's long braids fell over
"'But---it is so peri'Zel t luexp)ected,''
she w'as saving, in a subdued way.
"I had ntever even thoug~ht of suc
''No,'' said Howard, in an aggrieved
tone-"-o~ve ry body coulId see that."'
"You see, 'said Sally, in a meekly
apologetic way, "it was always Kitty I
wvas thinking of. Dear me!"' and she
II'alf an hour ago, she would hardly
have laughed at this knowledge of the
Ignominious failure of her pilanls. It
was quite unexplainable.
* * * * *
"'I could hardly wait to tell you!'
She was sitting on the side of the
bed, her (lark hair in charming con
fusion around her shoulders, her silvom
bands in a pile beside her, her red tur
ban on the floor.
"'I could hardly wvait! Oh, Sally,
"I s r eadio, I su1poseP" said
"D1ear me!'' she cried delighitedly.
"I thought so all along. WVas I right
after aflP Jt is Mr. Beonnett, I sunp
"'I-I'm afraid so," said Sally softly,
Why the Congregation Smilled.
At the dedication of Pilgrim Chapel,
Buifalo, William A. D)uncan, of Syra
cuse, the State Sunday school Secre La
ry, was add(ressing the children in his
usual vivacious ma~nnor. ''Now, I am
going to dlivide your school into three
>)arts," said lie. "There are b. b.'s.
Vhat are the?"'
"Big boys, 'was the ready response.
"Good. Thlen there are the b. g.'s.
What are they?''
''Big girls,'' shouted forty voices.
"Rlight, again. And last of all there
are the I. e. 8."
"Little kids!'' exclaimed a shrill
voiced urebin, without, waiting for the
The conigregationi snmiled vociferously.
I tica UJb:;c, vr.
Editors have their pecutliari ties as
wvell ais other pleIl. Thecy practice
andi inclcalCte brevity, wvhich is a vir
tue. T1hey are absent-minded, which
is a failing. It is not stranlge, thteni
that one should send a note to his lady
love like the following: "l)earest;I
have carefully analyzed the feelingv I
entertain for you, and tile result is sub
stantially as follows: I adore you! W ill
you be mine? Answer."' Then, after a
moment of thought, ho added, in a
dlro-imv, absent way: "Wrhte only on
one side of the piaper. WV ito p)lainlly
and give real name, not no mssarily fot
publbcation, but as a guaran ec of goot
OFFICI 1f St'Y LEM IN 11ATS.
People throughout the country ex
press from tiet to time the greatest so
curiosity to learn the styles in ollicial pt
life, writes the Wash i~ng.tonn corres- its
pondent of the Now York orwld. It is ah
always a sourt of gIeat :tisfaction to dc
a nunher of patriotie c:tizens to know ra'
that they are d:e.cse. like "-the rulers of th
the country.'' At the beginning of co
this summer a good de:l of interest de
has been awakened over tho disouission ra
as to what was the proper hat to be th
The president is more conservative p
than any moenber of his cabmlnet. ie th
wears a closely buttoned Prince Albert to
coat always, and, after. the pwoper th
fashion, a heavy black silk hat with it. al
A white hat would be ultogether too (1
undigniiled - althoui h President Ar- h<
thur affected themu--and besides it h
would not suit the President's com- M
plexion. He will probably wear the d(
black silk tile all summer. IIe wore a N
wide-brimmed soft hat up in the Ad- ei,
irondacks last summer, where-accord- p
ing to the export Dr. Ward--he caught in
more trout with a worm for bait than re
the doctor got with his carefully-se- in
Alr. Bayard, however, has dgclared th
for pearl-gray. as it is a style much re
approved by his grandfather. Pearl- co
gray hats have always been worn in us
Delaware by fashionable statesmen, si
and he has no idea of parting from the bl
tradition. Ar. Bayard is of that lym- 10
phatic temtperment and complexion, pc
moreover, to which the whito hat is
peculiarly suitable. His tile looks as ti
if it must have been built in Wilming- rc
ton and by the son or nrandson of thce ex
same hatter who supplied the first of of
the Bayards. W
Mr. Manning has ademocratic straw w
hat. It is a Mackinaw, flat-topped by
and sailor-shaped. IIe wears it over J<
his right car, with the dashing grace m;
of a young naval officer. Mr. aan- wl
fling transferred his straw hat from Al- og
bany here. To climb that steep hill sc
from the Argus oilico to the capitol of p
a hot summer day a man wants about tic
as little on him ats decency and good ti<
breeding will allow. When half way m
up the hill a man generally takes oir ov
his hat and uses it as a fan the rest of It
the way. The advantage of a straw tu
hat is therefore obvious. tli
Mr. Whitney wears abroad-brimmed tr
silk hat, covered with a mournin"- ti1
band. It is easily the most stylish tiYe wi
of any worn in the cabinet. It is a tc
New York hat from the curl of the bi
brim to the swell of the crown, and in fc
thorough keeping with the tout ensem- t<
blo of his well-dressed figure. Proba- si
bly the secretary would change it for a o:
sou'wester should he go to sea; and, o
should the vessel be John Roach's )ol- p
phin, lie would doubtless provide him- tI
self with a "wide-awake" and life-pre- p
server as well. The country cannot af- si
ford to have its eflicient naval seere- b
tary take any useless risks. o
Ar. Endieolt adit,res to a largo
brinmed silk hat, which he wears ct
slightly upon the back of his hcad. It ec
is emphatically a Boston hat, and may fi
have been worn for a season or so ti
back. It is conservative in style, ag- L
gressivo in its eminent respectability.
Beacon street has hundreds of such;
Fifth avenue or liegeut street never a
one. Alr. W. D. Il>weils might easily
have takcen Secrctary Enidicott as his a
model of Bromhield Corey in the cur- w
rent novel, "The Rise of Silas Laph- tc
Ar. Lamar supports Air. Bayard in Pi
wearing a pearl-gray eassimecrce. It is w
hall covered with a black imournin w.
band. The lississippi state;nnnu does r
niot spend many hx ours oni his costanRie, r.
that is clear. In hxis abstraecd mio..
mients hxe, hiLte Secretairy Enxdicot t,somxe
timeits tip)s his hax t ove the114 back oif his Il
hxead. He4 wear his hi xair. lonig, anxd 1no I
hxat woo.d 1a -k, styli.,hl withl tha t comnbi.
natio in. H ..or \ atters ii andh Senator
L:unar;xL w tie -oth 4)nce at tentive to af
di.tinpugi:...i i.uy. U.e lost the sena- W
tor s Ilom:i. -iy Ioeer i.wxntn the jeal
otis Kenix .Cy c, x:tr told Mlr. Lamiar
thant this lady had spoken of hixm as
The attorney geixeral is the oxnly one1
whxo has declared for the cream-color- C(
ed hat which is strugglinig to be faish-p
ionable. Th'le cam color is shiowni in
a Manila straw which lie put on at the E
beginning of the hot weat her. Thiiis e
liat is broaxd-brimimed -nxot at all fash- a
ionable, but is very comfortable. Mr. si
Garlnd wvears a turn-down coIllar, andh h
the lowv-crowned hat is very suitable. ti
The oiie lhe wears is ini the shape of a
comxpromxise between the Derby of the ic
east and the sombilrero of TIexas. Arin
kansas, it will be remxembered is about
Post miaster General Vilas still weoars
the siik hat whliich lie purlcha:sd in tj
Maildisoni somxe two or thxreo years ago- n
It is a little rusty aixd not exactly inii
the prevatilIinig shia pe, but it is mu ichx
better thxan the average hiat worn by
WVashin gtonx states mixn. Thol wvesternx
political leader rat hxer allect s those hxats
of a fashuion two or thlreo years back.
Just why, no miain canx tell, but, Seina
tor~ Voorhiees, ori Beck or Shxermain, or
HaIurrison or Logax was iiever kixown
to wVear~ a hait of thxe prievalenit fash in. x,
It is nt becomixin vini a stat esman to ''
take up pr'oxmptly with inniovations.
it seexmes to be the aiion)i of all fi
young wives to look well wheni ainy oniic
calls. A younxg b,ride hieard a ring at ix
the fronit door. T'het midtt was out, anxd w
shie ruxshed uip-stairs to "tidy" a little
before aidmuittinxg the calh-r. Thecre was
a miomlent of Iixlihting workL xbfore tie w
dreossing-table. QuxickLer thIaix it takes p
to tell it, aL ribbon was instened to) her tlI
throait, a Ilower stabbied intlo her hxair, O(
a flash of powder oii lier face, andxi shoep
:was at the door- ill Isi les andh bh sihs. ;til
The "genxtheman'' said ho hadnt thxeit
cheapest clothes-props that could be i al
bought for the mxoney-.t
A correspondent writos that the Af- wV
ghans cat onions as thle Ameoricans (10 c
apphles. Our readers will therefore at
on1ce uderstandl the cause of the recexnt
attack by the Ruissianv. Thecy weroe
obliged to use their guns to keep thoe
Afghanxs from coinig within hxailing
distance. And now we can easily be-u
lieve CJol. Marvini's stateent that tho
inhabitants of Afghanistan are a strong
race andi long-winded. They never
got out of breath.-,\cw York Tribusne
Silk-iRaising in American.
The silk industry, which has become
large an Interest in this country, is
rely a manufacturinu one, getting
raw material altogether from
road, duty free. The umanufacturers
not expect nuch result from silk
ising in America. chiefly because they
ink silk cannot be well reeled in this
untry at any satisfactory price. A
mand fot protective duties on tho
w material would also tend to reduce
D margins for manufacturers, should
k-growing become an interest of imt
rtanco. it is stated that the girls in
a French filatures earn only from one
one and a half francs (twenty to
irty cents) a day, and in those of It
' sevo.tty-fivo centimes to a franc
fteon to twenty cents) for fourtouon
urs' work, while equally skilled labor
ro should return nearly a dollar.
reover, silk valued at four to fivo
liars per pound can be brought to
3w York from Japan at from three to
ht cents per pound freight. The
omising field for American silk-grow
in America seems, therefore, to bo
stricted chiefly to that of a subsidiary
lustry for women and childron, who
Muld not otherwise be at work, and
On under the disadvantage of "house
cling." Whether the production of
coons, not for reeling, but for direct
o by the growing industry of spun
k manufacture, might provo protita
e, is very questionable, in view of the
w price (about seventy-five cents per
>und) paid for cocoons.
Nevertheless, a "Women's Silk-cul-1
ro Association," one of the indirect
stilts o the Centennial Exposition,
ists in Philadelphia, with the purposo
promoting silk-culture as profitable
>rk for women. This was organized,
th "purely philanthropic" purposo,
Phil iadelphia ladies, headed by Mrs.
hn Lucas, in April, 1880; it has per
anent offices at 1328 Chestnut Street,
mere reeling is taught, silk-worm
gs, mulberry-trecs and hand-reels
Id, and books of instruction, which it
iblishes, supplied. Two silk exhibi
)ms have been held, and the associa
n boasts twelvo auxiliaries in as
any States, and has had, it states,
'er thirty thousand correspondents.
is hoped ultimately to open a fila
re. Its prospectus, in presenting
e claims of "America's now indus
y'," says: "It can be prosecuted by
e feebler members of the family,
amen and children, or aged- persons,
whom the soverer country life is a
irden, and the compersgtion is sure;
r if our country is sending annually
foreign lands $18,000,000 for raw
1k, there is no reason why this amount
money cannot be divided among our
vn American culturists. The crop or
oduct is not perishable, like much of
c farm product, and the trees, onco
anted and grown, yield a perpetual
ipply of food for the silk-worms, care
eing taken only in the annual picking
The production of 60,000 pounds of
)eoons was reported by correspond
its of the association in 1883, largely
omi southern New Jersey and from
e South. -From "A Siik Dress," in
arpcr's .lUgazine for July.
lcturnel to 11is WIgwam.
Edwin Forrest was onco laid up with
severe attack of rheumatic gout,
hiich rendlered Iin about as pleasant
come in contact with as an Indian
t the warpath. A friend of his drop
tg in just as the eminent tragedian
as seized with a terrific twinge, met
ith a dec:dedly warm velcome, as
gards unsaint-like expletives. Heing
ther a facetious individual, the friend
"'Hello, go vernor! What are you
uighing at? I never saw you so tick
in his fiercest mianner, inte)rsp)ersedl
ith dlee ptonied grunlts and someI pro
n ity. Forrest growled: "G( et out,
ill you? I won't see anybody. Let
e alone, confound you.''
A littlo while after the snubbed
iendi might have been seen inlCI conver
.ton with a small specimlen of a bloot
ack, whloso stand was in front of tho
>tel wvhere Forrest was stop)ping. Th'le
mnfab, accomplanied by a series of
initomimic gestures on the parlt of the
mtleman, which were clearly dupli
ted by the bright-witted shiner, last
i some fifteen minutei s, when the bov,
broad grinl illuminating his exp)ali
ve counteniance, startedl to ascend the
>)tel stairs, receiving a parting inmjumne
''D on' t you stopi pouinding until lhe
ts you in.'"
'This admnoniitioni wa:s strictly carriedl
it, wvhereup)on the door was violently
irow open~l0i, and Forrest anlgriliy (de
an ded the cause of so inuich commo10
on. Striking an attitude a Ia Meta
mora, the tutoredi bootblack declaimied
a pip)ing treble:
"You sent for mie. I have come. If
u0 di unot want mue, I will go back to
"Poil ningl upon0 the boy, Forrest
rowel out1: "Y~ou young imp, you!
(re, f 2 ihis,'' to.sing him a qbuar'ter,
h.- ded, ''and go tell that----"'
eigni'latingf his facetious friend by
uno1 andl a few additional adljectives)
to commo upl I want to see him.''
As tIme dboor closed upon01 the apt little
otblack a roar of Iaughter issuled
01m Forrest's room, whichi seeimd to
ive a beneficial offeict upon01 his ail
(:n1, for wvhen his friend a1ppeared lho
as in quito a jovial frame of mind.
An Eastern Ihoulsekeeper says ihe best
my to destroy umothis is to take dIry
>wd ered salt and sprinmklIe it all over
o carpet, hart icularly along tho
e's; theni sweep it thioroulghly. Re
at thtis abou11t on1ce a imnthi in imoth
une, and you will have no0 trou ble from
at destructive insect. Th'le salt imay
so be spr~1inklud on alny wooden furn i
re and( b)rushied off with a whisp
oomn. It is perfectly harmless and
Il help to cr io,o and preservo the
blr of theo wood.
From the persistencey wvith which the
eceasedl-Wifo's Sister bill is boine
gitated in England, it mmay beoinforrea
lat tIhe Englishman cannot b)o happy
atil he gets an opportiumty to marry
s wife's sister. As we have heard
othing of a D)eceased-Husband's
rother bill theo conclusion. is Irrosisti..
he that his wife thinks one member of
family is oenou gh-if not too much.
11111 Nyc's Vision.
Night before last, after I had regis
tered at the hotel and been assigned
"the last room in the hotel"--I use the
language of the hotel clerk--I went in
to the dining room to ten. It is not
my custom when traveling to smile on
one in whose heart, a hopo muitrhtspring
up to be dashed to the earti by my
departure. If 1 have caused pain in
that way I did not intend to do so. I
can joke and carry on and have a real
good time, but I do not wish to :Inspiro
In any breast hopo which may be blast
ed, alh, alas! too soon.
It was not long before I discovered a
beautiful blonde of the female sex at
the farther end of the room beneath
the chandelier. 1Ier skin seemed to
be of a delicate sea-shell color, and her
hair was corn-colored. 11er clothes
also were entirely new, I should judge,
and made especially for her. On her
lingor she wore a diamond ring with
perfect ease. She knew just how to
work that linger in order to get the
most possibje glit ter out of her dia
mond. Every little while I would look
over there and revel in her beauty, and
I thought that she was not entirely in
sensible to my charms.
All that evening she was in my mind.
I dreamed that :i : that I swooped
down upon her and carried her away
to the remotest boundaries of the world
in a special car. 'tI he next morning I
awoke hungry, for I didn't eat much
suppor the night before. I went down
to breakfast, waiting and fooling away
my time, hoping that she would coloi
while I was in the breakfast room, and
I would till inyseif up with the beauti
ful vi:ion aid a cup of cotl'ec.
Anon sle c:une. She sailed into the
room with calm disdain and an air of
hauteur, and such things as that. Tho
head-waiter waved his hand like a self
acting duke in i theatre and gave her
a seat at my table. A thrill passed up
through tle and I laid down thie vulgar
sausacro whielb I was ::hout to feed my
self w1henl she dawned upon mel(1.
I ventured then to look across tilo
table at her inl the full glare of the new
born day. The tirst thing that I dis
covered was that sl haidn't put her
yellow wig on straight. It was a little
higher on one ear than the other,which
gave her tho air of a ymnng mnan who
has over-mncakeyed w;it the Ilowing
bowl. This show ed to the asual spec
tator a glimlpse of her own amlothI-eaten,
sage brush hair I cnping out like the
fadled tail oi al ohl bul'alo robe.
Then I knew that we could never be
more to each other tlh:an friends. I1er
nose was red also, al shel had not
been properly calciin tied. in the hur
ry of dressing she had tissedt her nose
with the powder-rag and that organ
meaniig, of course, the nose, not the
powder-ratr-loomled up robust and
purple in tio ghastly waste of cheek
bones and other osseous formations.
Ala, what a pain it gave 111 to see
my beautiful vision fato thu3 before
my eyes! Then I thought ho,w 1 had
smiled on bor the evening before, and
how, perhaps, a now hope had sprung
up in her heart, and I fe:.r td that when
sho knew it was all over het ween us
the shock, at her time of life might
I left my hot pancakes, with the ia
ple syrup all over thlema, and lIed. Out
ilto the din, the hurry, and the tre
loss rush of the mad, mad worli, try
ing to stillo the memory of that broken
heart. Should she sce these lines I
hopo sho will not think bitterly of 111o.
I still admire her as a well-preserved
ruin, but love in such a case would be
a hollow moekery.--Milwaukec Sun.
Senator Shleranu's Stalge-Rticle.
Senator Sherman enljoyed1 a break
nte'k ride downl Siskiyouas Mouantain on
his stage journey between Rtedding atndt
The Ohlio statesman had pre-empted
a se'at withl the dIriver to get a better
view of the splendid 80eon(ery oni that c1
evattedl divide. Tholl pace from the sumn
mit was a tearing onie, and thle steep,
narrow gradoe mlade the ride appear
'111 Senator suggestedl that ho could
view thlings better at a slower g alt.
"Giot to ma1ke time,'" replied Johu,
"'I asstaro yout thlat I amit in no hutrry
at all,"' excl aiamed ,Johln, casting his
eyes downt the pr1ecip)itouas, crooked
"lhat I am," retorted the r'eckless
wipi, as lhe let theo nags out anohe
Shlerml1an was scared. le had reason
to be. Others hiact beeni scared before
him a, anId more are suare to limlt thlem
selves int thle saamo lix. A second later:
"Driver, pull1 up. I jucst as leave-ina
fact, I prefer', to waik clown this
"No yotu doaa't, Seantor. I've got
threae mtaincates to i'eachi the valley aand
l'mu goinag to ma ke it or break a leg."'
'hlicv e ly .six brcnico t eamn sped reck
lessly ahiead., Shaercman hoilinlg oan with
maighat and mtaain.
Tun in g a sharp ccurive, theo swing c
poice suddenily' snaappced. For a fewv aao
mIelnts tiings looked sually. A single
lurch might send the coach ovetr a 30)0
"'Keep yotur seatt," criaed tho joehu,
whoa( with tarake anId reins qutickly
braoca h hvaLiis team1 to( a st andcstilli.
A. lit tle later Shiermiana was hIolding
the lines, ihis foot braiecd onl thle ''hold(
back,"' whaiio thec driver was (down
amaoang the catttle splicing thoe broken
All was in ordeor again p)resently,
anid the Senator reasstured ast to the en
tire safety of the twelve-mile-an-hour
c'an ter dtown a forty-iive-pitch grade,
kept his plae to the bottomt without a
Th'iinking it over' nowv, Sherman says
it wais the most exhilarating" stage ride
hIe ever experaeced, and( lie would(n't
mindtc miaking thle tr'ip overland from:
California a second( time just to take in
that interesting piecco of star-route cx
ped(iting dlown t he Siskiyous.-1/clena
(AM. TI. ) JCe ruld.
An Athlens man, whean he asked his
wife to marry lhim, prlomaisedl hier that
if h:e ever got too poor' to pay for the
fanily washing hae wouid scr'ut) the
coltes hlimself. lie has reachled that
point of p)over'ty, aand thae lady holds
hiat to his word. Every washl-day ho
may be seen with his coat off' at work
over the watshtub.--Suuanniah ((Ga.)
WIT AND HUMI.
A woman may be as true as1ei'.
but then you know some steel ist.'
highly tempered.- Yonkers B4atesnses.
A New York policoman has just been
sentenced to imprisonment for life.
People will now have the satisfaot1Xi
of knowing where they can find hin "
when they want him.
Judge-"How old are you, madam?"
Witness-"I have no personal knowl
edge of my age, and hearsay testimony,
I understand, is not accepted in this
"Dear me," said a lady in Fifth
avenuo the other evening. "How the
china craze is growing! Here's a New
York club that is paying $8,000 for a
pitcher. "-Albany 'imes.
Matilda's lover to her little sister
Come, Myrtle, give me a kiss, only
one. L. S.-No, I won't; you asked
rildy for just one, in the parlor, before
dinner, and you took two.
Col. J. Armov Knox of Texas Sift.
ings lectured in New York in behalf of ,>
the Bartholdi podestal fund. Among
other bright remarks ho said: "The
English have something which passes
current for humor and which is not, I
assure you, to be laughed at."
"I soo you aro building a now house,
Mr. Brown?" "Yes, you are right."
"Made the money out of whisk, I
supposO?" "No." "Why, you are a
liquor dealer, are Tou not?" "0, yes;
but the money 1 m putting into this
house was made out of water I put in
to the whisky. Every cent was made
out of the wator, sir."
A California girl has been discovered
with two mouths, one in each cheek.
This kind may do very well in the Far
West where girls are scarce and it is
conveniont to have those who can kiss
two fellows at once, but they would
never be popular in the East where
there are not enough follows to go
Fogg-"There's that odious Mrs.
Fawnatail. How I do dislike that wo
man!" lrown-'"O, conic now, you're
prejudiced. You're not acquainted with
her yet; you've only seen her two or
three times; you'll like her better after
you com to know her; she'll grow on
you." Fogg--I"The deuce she will!
Vell, sir, I hate parasites."
You want to know why it is called
the Englisi sparrow, do you, Ethel?
Well, (Fear, it is because it is very En
glish in its ways. Making more noise
than any other bird of its si-ze, quarrel
ing all the time that it is not eating,
and seeming to think that this great
universe was created for its especial
benefit. That is why it is called the
English sparrow, Ethel.-/osten Post.
Almost from the tinie man is born
he is anxious to see his name in the
newspaper. A little fellow of some
six years came in to his mother the
other day and said with a good deal of
excitement: "I'hn going to have my
name put in the Palmer Journal. I've
licked two follows, and I want
lily namo put in the paper." And ho
proceeded at once to writo a note to
A well-known physician of this city
claims to have caught a two and one
fourth pound trout the other day, and
now we learn that the same day a
small boy seining for minnows in HIale's
brook netted a similar fish. It is a
strange coincidence, surely, and if we
did not have the utmost confidenco in
the boy we should think the doctor
had been iishing with a silver hook.
Burlington 1"ree Press.
Shakspoarean chestnut: "You do not
love me any more, John. When we
wce first married you did*'not dash
away in such a hurry after supper and
you never forgot to kiss me.'' "0,
well, ehild, don't fret. I'm as fend of
kissing you as ever, but I'm in a big
ger hurry. I'm only like Brutus."
"What do you mean?" "Why, you
know that it was not that lhe loved C'
seize 'or loss, but ho loved t' roam
Englishiman-"'I, aw, see, aw, that
the divine Mawy Anderson is to reside
in England p)ermnanently dontoher
know?'' Anmorican-"So I h ave heard."
"Could't leave deah old England, ---
know, after she got acquamnted, ye
know.'' "Oh, that was not It." "It
was not?" "Oh, no: she has deter
minled never to marry, and wants to
keep out of temptation; that's all.'
"'It is lmy unalterablo decision,
Clara,'' lie saidl firmly: "I cannot walk
on the avenue with you if that poodle
is to aecompjaniy us. You must choose
between imn and me. It rests with
you, Clara, If our en gagement shall be
broken off." "Oh, George!" the gli-l
relied, andl her face assumed an ashen
hue; "this is all so sudden. You must
give me time to think it over. One
week, Georgo, and you shall have your
A 10-year-old Rochester boy on the
cars comning to T1roy, the other day, be
came hiungry about 11 o'clock, and be.
gan an attack upon the bountiful lunch
that had been prepared for him. A
geoitheman who sat behind him was
moved to remark: "My boy, if you oat
much now you won't have any appetite
for your dinner." Tio which the smart
little fellow replied; "Well, I guess If I
hiaven't ang appoetito I shan't want any.
dinner." ?ho gentleman had no more
to say.-Troy J.Times.
D)r. John C. Spencer, of New YQrk,
whlo was arrested for shooting three
poet eats belonging to a neighbor that
keopt his Invalid wife awake and other.
wvise disturbed her by their nocturnal.7
caterwaulin gs, has been acquitt4 .4
T'his is as It should be. A man e
ownus cats and dogs that disturb h'o
neighborhood shou ld kill them; ifh...
does not, any 0one else who does thba
public and p)hila.nthropie act should b
protected by the law.--ochester Der
A good old deacon In Conneet( J
was very pious and fond o
Whbn once upon a time ho att4d ~
a Rhode Island clambake he o -
his Capacity, and was sorely di
But his faith in prayer was Ua~~4
Leaving the party, andl goim
his kndbs behiind a tree, iiw
to suppicate: "For ve a
this greatasin of gluttony '4
health, and I will asgg
olams." Then, aftex ,jn lt
"Veryfw, if any.