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MANNING, iIAEjj'I)-%' NO. 42. .C. VDESA.S"
VOL. 11.CLRN)N()NT .(jqWINSDY EPTM R2)18.
TILE IAlT1EL71UIF i H.i ii tli'S.
HOW BOB AND ALF I'ALOI CA
VA S - iN G TE . N N t-' "F.
Triumphal 1'rv;:rr of Fraternai Can t!nt -
Peculiar Fe:ures of the No'.! ::.
cusbing i'ohtties .Arm iL. Arm and d ht, in
Dueta-.-Their Persona-' Trait% m M tppx-ar
aMe.
(SpciaL to *he Nw Trk WZ .
NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 23.
The remarkable gubernatorial canvass in
Tennessee has made the particLPints in
it the most prominent men in the State
at the present time. lobert and Alfred 4
Taylor are the two oldest sons of thim
Rev. N. G. Taylor, an old and well
known minister of the Northern Metho
dist church, who has lived tie greateriz
part of his life in the extreme north
western counties of the State. and bee-n
actively engaged in farming and preth<
ing. He is a pronounced prohibitionist,
but only stepped into politics c" e, when,
he was elected to Congress from the first i
district, and succeeded by Rodeiiek
Random Butler. He has since lived t
quietly, and neighbors tell of him that
he does less preaching during an oi' year
than when one of his sons is ranning for
office. Robert and Alfred are bothL en
of stalwart mould and goo ! intellect. .
Physically, they are both striking, both
heavily built, but "Bob" is ful'y eight
inches taller and of much more com
manding presence. Their heads aica
large and well made, and set firmly on
their shoulders. Alf is of very stocky s
build, and not much over five feet, while
his Democratic brother will measurc
fully six feet, and weighs considerably
ever two hundied pounds. The eyes of
*both are black, those of Bob full of fire '
aud sympathy, while those of his broth
er are more quiet and less piercing- b
Their eomplexions are the same, swarthy,
but the character of each face is given t
by the eyes. 1
In disposition they differ greatly, Alf
being phlegmatic and thoughtfu, while t
his elder brother is lymphatic, inagnetie,
fond of telling jokes, of whilh he has a
great stock, always being able to kmock
out argument with a funny stoi y. This
makes him the more poplr of the two,,e
regardless of party niations. His in- 1
fluence over the crowd is wonderfal, and a
his election to Congress ina stra g Be- a
publican district, which never be fore orl
since sent a Democrat to Congress, is
stil talked of as the time when "B1;ob" '
Taylor fiddled his way into Congress- t]
3oth brothers are accompli:hed fiddlers
and already fiddiers are being broughut 14
in as a post-oratoricalamusement for the
curious crowds that gather aber.. them- t
Until yesterday the spealing has beeni
in Republican strongholh, but at Tulla
izoma the first Democratic strionghola
was assaulted in East Tennessee. Both a:
were treated with the utmost eourtes. n
Yesterday, however, there was some dis- h
position to guy the Repub:hean cand- i
date, which the Democratic brother 1
silenced by rising and saying: "The ma
that insults my brother insults me." d
At McMinnville to-day tiny werej
greeted by the largest audience ever "
gathered in Warren county, and were It
listened to with the utmost attention. 1
Partisans of each had made the most ex- b
.tensive arrangements for the reception, s,
and the opposing cavaleades formed and d
escorted the brotliers to the hotel. I
Roses, red and white, were worn by I
~-erybody in McMinnville. It is strange, jn
by .the way, that the white rose has be- i
come the Democratic emblem. A pecu- e
lia ch cteristie of the brothers would i
seem to dietate the reverse. -As men- I
tioned, both have swarthy complexions, c:
both are extremeisly sensitive, but when i
sensitiveness is toiched they are affected
ex-'. ,pposite. .Bob turns red, fiery t]
red, in th. face, whih' Alf gets ashy pale t]
when wounded or angry5. aTi mght,
for the second time during the can.iisst
they slept under difierent roofs. Tns1 p
was due to arrangements made by h i
respective committees of recephton
They both arose early this m'ornn. i
Alf too a spin of three miles into theo
country before breakfast, while BobI
sauntered out into the grounds of the
hotel and finding a retired seat under a
reading maple surrendered himself to 1:
early morning air. A few minutes t:
and Alf sped by behin'd a fast stepping t<
trotter. "Hello, Alf," exclaimed B3ob- t:
"Hello, Bob," exclaimed Alf, as the Be-.
publican disappeared around the corner-.a
After a leisurely breakfast the brothersa
held an informal reception, and at ten
o'clock boarded the train for 2JcMinn- i
ville, occupying the same seat and am-y
bating arm in arm. They glanced over l
the morning papers. At every station i
a crowd was augmented by excurbions,r
and by the time the train arrived at Mor-a
rison every seat was occupied. The in
jese interest which the campaign has
excised manifested itself all along the
gne curious countrymen, eager to see
the brothCrs, peered through the cara
windows at e'ery station, while the plat
forms at the depots were packed withr
partsans who chcsZted their respectvee
candidates,
Bob was now enjoying his stronghold
and his name was on many lips. The11
peculiar enthusiasm this man arousesy
manifested itself at every turn. It is 1
spontaneous, irrepressible and remarka-a
ble, without parallel in the hi.story of i;
Tennessee. The features of this 'novel
and great debate, for great it has been i
in the fullest sense of the word, flashes
from town to town with lightniing rapidi
ty. In no section has this been imorei
strikingly demonstrated th~an in tha l
which the brothers are now traversmg. ~
Democrats arc excited to fecer heat over 1
the brilliant campaign of their leadler,
the fame of which has found its way to
other States. Republicans and Demo. I
crats agree that never have Republican
doctrines received a better ecsposmocn I
than is made by All Taylor.
The duel of brothers grows more cx-',
citing, but is still upon the 1:road plane 1
,f principle, not personality. At Mor-1
rison three Democrats, fresh from ineir:
countryi homes, walked up) to the Demo
.cratie ad' and presented him with
garlands of yild Ilowers, da'.ses ane
roses blending >with violets and helia
trope. B3ob was touced by the tribute,
aud with "God bless you," bde them
farewe1l He framed a buttonnier from:
the blossoms and wore it at McMinn
.ville.
.A+.30 the party arrived at McMin-.
viie. A magnificent reception awaited
the Dmocratic nominee. Democrats
shouted themselves hoarse at the pres
nene of their young leader. They rushed
into the car and half overpowered him.
?hey cheered him and patted him on
ho shoulder. They called him "Bob"
ma called him Governor, and half pulled
aid half carried him out upon the plat
iorm, where wasa strugglingmass seeking
:o spetk to him. Finally the procession
iornmeti. and through the streets to the
L)tel it was a triumphal march. The
peaking was well attended, and both
utracted the favorable comments of their
)artisailis. NoLw
artians. No new points were devel
S either.
At Dayton, in Rhea county, which is
lcidedly close on a full v:>te, hundreds
urued out to give the rival brothers an 1
>vation. Bob Taylor wore the white
ose and Alf the red. The cue has been
taught up from place to place, and now
Lman's politics may be seen by the color
)f the rose or rosette which adorns the
apel of his coat. It is a reminder of the
entests of the houses of York and Lan
aster, only in this case the single house
>f Taylor is involved. The gallant Bob,
>estes this decoration, looms up con
pieuously in his now famous white felt
at. It goes faithfully with him every
vhere and shines forth prominently as
he white plume of King Henry of
avarre before the battling French hosts
t Ivry.
WOMEN AS FARMERS.
Few of Them Who Are Succeeding in Agri
culture in the South.
(F.om the Phihdelphia Tim.)
It is not in the West alone that women
re successful as farmers. In the South
Iey are engaging in this busincss, and
ome are doing well. At A-, in my
wn county, on the Eastern Shore of
Iaryland, at least four ladies are en
aged in agriculture, and if they are not
rowing rich in these days of low prices,
ach is making a good living in an indc
endent way and doing quite as well as
er neighbors, the gentleman farmers
round her. Three of these ladies are
-idows, living in the country that they
mv raise their children away from the
nptations and confinement of life in
>wn. The husban,d of one of them died
2 debt, but the earth had not settled
bove him before his brave little wife
ad resolved to keep the farm and try to
ay that money, and in eight years, by
lose management, she has done it and
ow has the place and the stock clear,
ad under her care her boy and girl are
rowing up in health and usefulness on
Another has been a widow a longer
me; from the farm which her husband
4t she has educated her children, giving
em advantages beyond the public
ools of the country, built an excel
nt house, improved the land, and now
-ith one of the most desirable places in
c neighborhood, as age creeps on, she
; resting somewhat, while the sons 1
hoM she has reared cultivate the land,
ad one daughter has charge of the dairy
ad another the poultry. "They have
ianaged as well, if not better, thn their
usbands possibly could have done" be
ig the verdict of the entire neighbor
ood. Another of these women farmers
as never married. When her parents
ied, leaving to their six daughters but
ne small farm, she, then in very early
-omanhood, instead of selling out and
iking her younger sisters to town to
arn trades or stand in stores, and so
ecome more easy victims to the con
amption of which their parents had
ied, bravely took up the burden of C
ianaging the farm and keeping them on
and bravelv has she succeeded; and,
ow when most of them are useful wives
a other homes, she still lives in homely
Dmfort at the old place, keeping its
reside bright for those of her sisters
ho, by reason of widowhood or other
banges, may wish to come back to it.
)id the mother of the Gracchi accom
lish more? While these women all give
sir personal attention to the details of
eir business, and attended to poultry
d dairy themselves, they have not at
mpted the cultivation of the land, de
ending on hired labor to do that.
)oubtless they have many cares and~
uities, know miany a weary hour; but
2 what way can a support be made with
ut care and weariness, especially if there
[ould be children to raise?
I have no argument against the West.
ts abundant opportunities make it a
Lud of delghtful promise, but this see
ion offers immunity from the long win- I
mrs of the West, with their long-eon
inued snows--which must be a serious
.ugbear to the woma~n who wishes to
tte;u4 to the feeding of her stock
bundant transportation, convenient
arkets, and moi-e zbundant labor. It
Strue the negro is not so relilie ats thef
hite man of the North and West, but1
. can be hired for half the money and
not near &o exacting in his require
2ents. All through Southern MIaryland
mad Virginma, indeed all of the Southern
~tates, is much land which cian be
ought very low, many places with
~uildings on them. It is true when the
rice is low the land is generally thin
ud the buildia'gs out of ordr; but the
mad improves redily under kind treat
aent, and whitewash and a general1
leaning up soon make a wondrous
hange in a neglected old place, as I
n'w from personal experience. These
laces arg inviting fields for fruit and
egetable raiseg ai-ymng, bee and
ultry keeping or gene-al Xarmmig, and
lrady the advance guard of tile womain
armer~ is on the ground and at work.
In addition to those mentioned there
a widow over in Dorchester 'who has
ilanted her land in peach trees and is ~
aid to be rcaping a good income from
t. Further up the peninsula are two
enmarred sisters, who are known as
>eah farmers. Down in somerset three.
die, who love flowers, are raising
ses and other plants for sale, and
toubtess many others all througrh the
oath are making a support from' land.
:noticed in a late paper the advertise
aent of a lady am Virginia who has eggs
or sale. I suppose she is sb:e energetic
v-oman who has gone into the pouiry
msiness. I know of a bright little wo
nan who engagred in that business in
Iissisippli somei years ago and lid well
t it util a covetous bachelo:: in the
ieighborhoo'd persuaded her to give it
ip to marry him. Let me~ not be under;
~tood as advising all women who nmust
yarn money to turn farmers. Far fronm
t. Those who have not love and fitness
or it will be very apt to fail, just as
many men who attempt it fail; but those
who read '4'armer Finch" in one of last
~-avrHare' hna .een how she sue
ceeded on the few acres when her fathe
had failed, and so I believe that man
women are as well suited for this calinm
as the majority of men who engage in it.
"Far better," says a liberal-minde
man farmer in our midst. "She is mort
afraid of debt. She has not the samt
temptations to spend money outside o
home. She is not so easily discouraged.
She better knows how to economize in
little things, and then you know when a
woman wills she will." To these requi
site qualities we must add strength of
character and love of home. If she have
all these, and feels that she would like to
try the farmer's life, then let her come
to our Southern land, if she so wills, and
buy only what she can pay for. Far
better only five acres all paid for, and
with something to improve it, than two
hundred, with a debt hanging over it.
Indeed, I am inclined to think the "lit
tle farm well tilled" is the right thing for
the South at present, especially for the
woman farmer, who comes here from
other sections. She may not grow rich
as fast as her sister who goes West. In
deed, I doubt if she ever will be rich, as
the world thinks of riches; but she may
know abundantly the true life of one's
own vine and fig tree, under softer skies
md a milder clime, where all the rates
)t living are lower than North or West,
mud she can have the comfort of near
aeighbors, schools and churches. Her
ife will lie in quiet ways; but if she set
.he example of a carefully managed husi
2ess, a well-ordered home, a well-trained
,amily-if under her care neglected
lelds be slowly changed to blooming
>rchards, or fragrant clover lands, while
>ver her home roses and vines clamber,
md her bees drone, and her busy liens
dng through the long summer days, she
nay well feel that she is of use in her
lay and generation; as surely a public
>enefactor as he who makes two blades
>f grass grow where only one grew be
ore. H.
Easton, Maryland.
".A. JOIENsON, TAILOR."
Grenvine (Tenu.) Letter to rittsbur, Dip.t. h.)
We walked along the narrow sidewalk
aid finally came to the main street of
own. My guide pointed out some relics
Ls we passed along and we crossed the
traggling thoroughfare and descended
gentle declivity, at the foot of which
)abbled a little stream. We halted in
ront of a little one-story house. A Vir
,inian creepe" mingled -its vived green
vith the mildewed white paint. Over
he door my eyes saw a legcnd on an old
iece of paintless board, which was all
prung and weather-beaten. Some strag
ling, old-style letters, scarcely dociph
rable in their faded blackness, met my
aze. Only three words, but those three
vords had once convulsed a hemisphere.
hey were an embodiment of possibili
ies; an epitome of the power of intel
ect over surroundings; a story of match
ess power, and a perishing record of
mperishable brilliancy. This simple
egend was as follows: "A. Johnson,
~ailor."
The lettering is rude and was evide:
y done in pay for a pair of jeans made
>y the tailor-President for the village
ign writer; indeed, the village tradition
uns to that effect. Here at that very
rindow the humble tailor sat sewing
then his townsmen came, in 1828, to
.pprise him that the signal honor of be
ng Alderman at Greenville had been
iven to him by his appreciative fellow
itizens. No need to further trace the
aree-r of the illustrious Andrew John
on, seventeenth President of the United
'tates. The old house is in good repair,
:ept so by the Mayor of the city, and
he villagers have a thousand traditions
ad anecdotes to relate about the house
ad its distinguished occupant, one of
rhich will serve to close with.
"Mose Green wuz a character round
bout Greenville, en' wuz notorious for
>win' every one oi the store folk on
dain street. Shiftless-that shiftless
hat he'd tote his old musket along Main
treet with his clothes falling often him
n' never keering, sah, so long as he had
drink in his gullet. Mose hed a mis'a
le old yaller dog which wuzn't wuth
hootin' at. Wal, one day Mose wuz
>owerful hard up fer some jean pants
n' he traded oftf the dog for three yahds
f cloth. How tu git them made, Mose
tin't kno', en' ez he had no wecemin
olk he 'lowed he'd git Andy tu make
hem pants. Meanwhile the yaller dog
ed gnawed the rope ez he'd ben tied
rith en' kim scooting back tu Mosc.
"Mose wuz in high glee en' 'lowed ef
i could got them pants made by Andy'
z cheap ez he got the cloth he'd be~
owrful lucky. So he went down and
~ot Andy tu measure him fer the pants.
3ut Andy knowed Mose and said ez how
e'd tu plank down in advance or there'd
>e no pants. Andy talked so perlite
het Mose he thought ez how he'd trade
het dog agin. 'Andy,' sez he, 'there's
he most powerful coon dog in the
:eounty, en' ef you'll du a good job on
hem pants I'll let you hey him.' So
Lndy he buckled tu en' made a powerful
in pair uv pants. Wal, sah, Mose then
~ot intu them pants then he whistled
hat mis'able purp away en' wuz a pair
tv pants ahead. Andy, though, he
evah sed nthin?'. Twuzn't his way."
A boy who is polite to his father and
nother is likely to be polite to every one;
se. A boy lacking politeness to his
arents may have the semblance of
ourtesy in society, but is never truly
>olite in spirit, and is in danger, as he
ecomes familiar, of betraying his real
vant oi e-tesv. We are all in danger
>f living too muceh for the outside world
or the'i rnplression which we makea in.
ociety, coveting the goed opinions of
S"'e who are in a sense a part of our
elves, and who" will continue to sustain
Lud be interested in ns, wtwithstanding
hese defects of the deportme'nt and
raracter. We say to every boy and to
Nery gi:--, cultivate the habits of cour
csv'and prop~rie' at omeC-in the sit-'
in~g room and o the kitchen-and you
wil be sure in other p~laces to deport
poursch ini abeooming and attractive
anner. When one uins a~ pleasant smile
md a graceful demeanor, it is a satisfac
:ion~ to know these are not put on, but
:hat they belong to iihe chamater, and
re manifest at all times and under aill
~ircumstances.
lIi-.end of "Much obliged. "Tak.
>r' '"Thaniks aw~fully much,' the Anglo
hudes about town now say '"Bahclden," or
'Very much beholden to you." It's the
'0SINS FUR' AUTUMN.
1 rrERN oF 1.:ElY !NTRE-T TO THE
FAIR -EX.
NoveIles In Eat4. aad O4d Ve Deoriflr lon
,:ets-Sona:ethi::::. en i s.kiltng. Etc.
New goods for early fall wear con
time to 1c displayed daily and present
a number of novel fabrics, somc of which
are as brilliant in color shadings as the
richest tints seen in the autunmal foliage.
In all wool fabrics many uiet tones are
shown, varying with stripes with dashes
of color. In raris plaids and checks
promise to be the latest choice to com
bine with plain materials, but here
stripes appear to be the most popular.
One striking feature in the fall modes is
the extreme "mannishness" displayed in
the styles. This is not altogether new,
but this season promises to be carried to
a greater extreme than ever before. The
question of becomingness to the wearer
is not considered. Fashion is so potent
that there is rarely any discrinination
exercised in the choice of what to wear.
However, if the style is antagonistic to a
refined and conservative taste, it is a
trifle modified if countenanced.
An admixture of tints is to be decided
lv fashionable this coming season. By
slow degrees the universal adoption of
black and dark tones is being given up,
Swhich has made so many social gather
ings of late years so gloomy of aspect.
Excellent coloring is displayed in coarse
interpleated basket cloths-black, white,
I red and brown intermixed-and in the
Alexandra cloths with boucle stripes
red, yellow, blue and red, fiecked. Other
woolens are in plain colors and also with
tufted stripes, which, placed horizontal
ly and perpendicularly, form a check.
Then there are cloths with spots between
the stripes. Plain material comes in the
same shade to combine with these in
costumes. Zebra cloth is solid, plain
and striped in such mixtures as gray and
blue, blue-brown and green. Parisian
fashions have always a certain following,
so some tweeds have been brought out
with large plaids of blue, brown and
red.
Serge, which has hitherto been con
sidered a plain material, is now advanced
to a decorative fabric, with broad velvet
and chenille stripes. A very beautiful
cloth aisplaved is of a petunia shade,
with a very broad stripe, quite a quarter
of a yard across, in plain and fancy frize
velvet, showing convolvulnses in shades
of petunia (a red purple) with leaves
twining around stripes of a dark and
light tone. This material is very costly,
and only appropriate for a handsome
carriage of visiting toilette.
wHlAT'S NEW IN SKInTING.
It is always difficult to find anything
new in skirting, but the winter petticoats
will be remarkable for their brilliant
coloring. The perpendicular stripes are
two inches wide, in red, yellow, black,
white and grav'. Some of these have a
line of herring-bone weaving beside each
stripe in vellow. Most luxurious are the
cardinal satin petticoats, lined with flan
nel, with a very little elderdown between
the two thicknesses. These are ex
quisitely quilted in tine diamonds with a
handsome border, the edge finished by a
pleating of satin.
Pure woolen fabrics in shades of leath
er and biscuit, with tiny specks in a
darker color, form some of the prettiest
demi-salson costumes; the skirt is pleated
in rather wide box pleats, each one orna
mented at the edge with an applique em
broidered design of Indian or Persian
eharacter. The costume is completed by
a tunic and jacket, or by a polonaise
fastened diagonally from the left shoul
der under a band of applique embroide
ry, eontinued round the right side, which
is draped like a rounded panier.'- The
left side forms a long tunic draped with
leats under the embroidered band
edging the right side, and fallngin a
long point a little to the left of the
cenrtre, and draped again far back on the
left hip under a bow of wide ribbon.
The back breadths form a pleated and
puffed drapery, bordered down the sides
and round the edge with an embroidered
applique band.
Many novelties are daily appearing in
millinery, each new bonnet or hat being
more eccentric than its predecessors, for
odd styles are certainly the most popular
at present. The latest Parisian novelty
is the "pine cone" hat, in perfect imita
tion of a gigantic fir cone. This hat is
always trimmed with ostrich plumes or
tulle of the hue of the pines. Many of
the prettiest bonnets arc composed of
crepe; even those intended for the win
ter season are composed of this fragile
material. Of course they have an inner
lining of thin silk and will be reserved
more especially for evening, alternoon.
teas and reception wear.
R~ED THE FAvORITE COLOR.
Rled is a favorite color for everything.
It has been popular in Paris for the past
six months and now promises to be
equally fashionable here. It requires
time for Americans to become accus
tomed to decided novelties, but when
they do the extreme of using colors
promiscuously is generally adopted and1
this will likely prove the ease with the
bright color that is popular; beautiful
and stylish as it is if worn with discre
tion. "A red bonnet, made of crepe, has
a flaring brim stading up well above1
the face, with a wreath of poppies be
neath it. Tihe trimming upon the out
side consists os a ladder up one side mad3e I
of pearl-edgedl ribbon.-1
Chenille is applied in various ways.
Many wire bonnets are covered with
henille of diilerent colorings, twisted in
and out, the ironts piointed, the backs
turned back. 'Astraehan bonnets are t
new and will be in demand-not mader
of fur, but of imitation woolen Astrachan
in all colorings. These all have the
plain turn-back coronet. The great
novelty of the moment is that bonnets
are niado of tw o colors. For example,a
red crown, vwith blue sides auid th~ I.
turned-back coronet blue. The color
inirs in this kind of 1bonnet are prinei
aly brown and gleei, brown and red,
brown and beige. Horseshoe sunken
crowns are. as far as can be seen at pres- t
ent, likely style of the coming seasm
The ribbon is folded jad crossed over
this crown, coming forward to form the
stgs.e Many ofhe new felt hats have'
high-pointed or :mquare crowns bonnu
with velvet, a bow tied in the front.
A NOVEL 1O2NNET.
A novel bonnet is made of gray v-x
vet, of the shade resembling an (I(
phant's fur; the crown is covered v.i
silver braid, gradually shading off to ti:e
same coloring as the velvet; the fr.nt
stands up very high, and, is decorated.
with a large binch of pink azaic:a.
strings of tulle the sune shade rs he
flowers.
A stylish bonnet is made of black
beaded tulle, with very high coronet;
in front a high bow of red velvet, itl U
large bunch of red and black cherres
and foliage falling over it; beaded tulie
strings, fastened with a handsome jet pin.
Steel, gold and black beads are fash
ionable in fringes as well as embroidery;
gold beads especially arc in favor for
dresses and small vestments. One of
these, of gray cloth, has the cohiar cov
ered with a fringe of line goki beads,
and Uie whole of the plastron is covered
with gold-bead fringe. 1;ead embroidery
is used for everything, the plain and
colored bead:; both being used, the effect
in many and in fact most cases beig
gorgeous. Passementerie consel ts are
to be a feature of the coming season;
these are exquisitely beautiful, and cor
respondingly extravagant in price. Rib
bons form an important part in trim
ming; bows are used upon everything,
and an entire trimming six inches wide
is made to edge evening and dinner cos
tunics, formed of very narrow ribbon,
like a'bobbin, loop up'on loop. making a
thick mass. Rosettes are made of the
same ribbon, to correspond.
DIESS TEDIINGS.
Bands of etamine, embroidered in
cross-stitch with silk, are employed in
trimming matinee ond morning dresses
made of suali and foulard; revers col
lars and cuffs are embroidered to corre
spond with the bands and form a very
pietty trimming. Lace of all kinds is
extensively used for trimming. Lace
embroidered with gold bullion is very
elegant to trim dinner and evening
dresses of black lace, silk or satin. Vel
vets for trimming are strewn with tiny
flowers in bright colors.
Galloons and braids of all kinds are
the most fashionable trimmings. They
are plain or heavily beaded. Complete
sets of the beaded ornaments are made
to correspond for trimming par .s, vest,
cuffi and collar. The weight of some of
these, if elaborate, is truly appalling.
Natural fir cones, very small, are intro
duced as pendants on jet galloon; go1l
is also used with jet. it, however, must
be of the very finest quality, or it has a
common, tawdry appearanee. Fringes
of silver-gray seeds mixed with steel
beads and ornaments to correspond are
shown to use upon gray wraps. TIes
are new, stylish and very expensive.
Large steel, gold or jet balls are worn on
the ends of ribbon bows.
Suede gloves still continue fashiona
ble. When will glace kid gloves return
to favor? Suede is very well Jor morn
ng wear, but certainly glace kid looks
better for dressy costumes and eveing
wear; but fashion is a stern autocrat and
must be obeyed, so no change is yet to
be made. The tan color of the kid is
yet the first choice, but black and var
us shades, matching the costume with
which it is to be worn, are shown for
hose who prefer a match to a contrast.
Four-button gloves are the length most
ised for general wear. For evening the
Length of the gloves and number of but
ons is regulated by the purse of the
wner. There is a slight disposition to
se some of the pale tints so long dis
arded, as well as the tan shades. Stitch
2g black and colors is seen on many of
ie new gloves.
A WARNING 'T) T'rATOI'v
The ejection of the sisters and grand
eices of the late Mir. Tilden from Gray
,tone by the executors of his peculiar
'ill is probably only the becinning ofa
og series of events bordering upon
andal to result from that document.
hile there can be no doubt that the
secutors are within their legal powers
ed perhaps their legal duties in order
g 3Mrs. Pelton and children of that
dy's son to find another place of abode
nf five days' notice, neither can there be
av doubt that in consideration of the
rgic relations of the late Colonel Pelton
o 3Ir. Tilden awhich arc public and
otorious) such a collision is one greatly
> be deplored and shouild have been!
voided if possible.
The truth is, that 3Mr. Tilden's will
vas the crowning example of a procrasti- 4
iation which always perplexed and often 1
lienated his associates, both in business
d in politics. Hie possessed a mind of
sxtraordinary ingenuity, capable of pro
und thought and intricate 'plotting,
at sadly lacking in executive determi-I
iation at critical moments for action.
e planned a beneficient disposal of the
julk of his great p)roperty for public
ises, but never was resolute enough to
)ut the plan himself into operation, and
id shifting it to the discretion of three
~entlemen, whom he took especial palin
> fortify against own kindred, but took '1
0 pains to constrain to carry out !hs
urpose at any definite time or in any
lefinite way.
The subject is a fair one for public
>mcent and criticism, in consideration
f those uses declared in the will in
vhich the public has a distinct interest
the amount of several million dollars,
though there may be may be no legal
eans of enforcing that interest. It
dds another to the imauuneral e w..rn
ugs to men of great propgya: i
,enevolnt intention' to do their go.
~orks "while it is yet day~" an the ca
eselves supervise the excuion 0 i
heir projects.-N.~ Yi. rld.
Mr. G. P,. Newco .bint: einploye of the
~ortheastern halou CLIn.;)y. re.
hat the foliare on1 mny 'f th resl
led by the water w.hic sp.u:ed up ro
he sand craters..n.th. it f the. cn
:ake. ile examineda the coutr inu.s
lately cast of the'raI' Id ik las .*a-m
iiw bra, (!:(- Doub nad the Draf 'Walk, Taft
mnd Henr.
A long ine of people in their second
hi ho.od and many colored folks filed
through' the cemetery at Greenville, N.
J.. vesterda to the "faith cure" cam:
meeingc . The lame, the deaf and the
bl iironic pIiralytics and promiscu
ous invalids marched in the grotesque
pr~ oesion. The invalids were blithe,
the pa-ralyties capered nimbly along, gay
enough to dance oii the graves, the deaf
thought thevcouldhearthe crickets,
the blind that they could see, and some
of the more enthusiastic negroes imag
ined that they could fly. Every one in
the procession believed in miracles. All
had come from various towns in Con
nectieut, Pennsylvania, New York and
New Jersey, and sonic had traveled near
lv 500 miles.
The camp meeting was held in the
grounds of the "Mount Zion Sanctuary,
an ordinary, two-story house, whose
outer walls are painted with scriptural
quotations and sentences bearing on the
"faith cure." It is claimed by the "faith
I cure" people that a woman of the name
of Antoinette Jackson had a direct reve
lation from God, and that she is the only
person in modern times and since the
Hebrew prophets who was ever in direct
communication with the Creator.
About 500 people were crowded in the
tent yesterday afternoon when Mrs. An
toinette Jaekson, a very healthy looking
woman, opened the devotions by saying
that she had once had curvature of the
spine and neuralgia of the brain. She
had been healed by faith, which also
cured her of a desire to go to the opera.
She said that she had given herself whol
ly to the Lord, and it didn't make any
difference to her now whether she had a
new bonnet or not. At this reference a
colored man in the camp meeting cried:
"Praise the Lord."
"Banjo Bill" arose and declared that
his entire family had been healed by the
faith cure. One child that had been
helpless with spinal disease for thirteen
years had been annointed and was now
able to skip the rope. Another had been
cured of pneumonia and a third of
malaria of four years' standing. As for
himself, he had been cured of a desire
for strong drink of eighteen years' stand
ing and of '. desire for tobacco which had
run for thirty years.
A middle-aged man said that faith had
cured him of playing pool. He used to
drink half a gallon of whiskey a day,
a: d had never opened the covers of a
Blible until he was 37 years old. A col
crcd man got up and said that he had
been cured of chicken stealing and of
.anging around ivatemelon patches.
bince he had been healed by the "faith
cure" no turkeys had ever got tangle.'
up in his clothes, and he had never lost
his way and run into a smoke house.
Another colored man testified that he
couldn't hear a fog horn until he came
to the camp meeting. He had wrestled
with the lumbago for years, and came to
the first meeting full of doubt and cov
ered with plasters. Now he no longer
needed any plasters and the lumbago
had gone off. A fat and jolly woman
who would probably weigh 300 pounds,
got up and said that she used to be so
iat she couldn't walk. Putting her trust
in the "faith cure" she asked the Lord
to take away some of her fat. Since that
time she had lost thirty-five pounds.
"Raven't we a right to jump and hol
ter*;" said she, bounding up from the
dioor; "if we didn't tell the way we feel
we'd bust asunder."
A woman lieutenant of the Salvation
Army said that she had ruptured a lung
while speaking at an open air meeting.
flhat lung had been wholly healed by~
the "faith eure," and she could now
shout as well as when she was a sergeant.
Many devout people testified in a simple
md sincere way that had been cured of
p-ave bodily ills by the faith cure, and
oointed to their "friends and kindred
~resent who had been unable to walk
mtil they had been healed through
aith.
No collection was taken up, bnt most
>f those present dropped coins into a
lOX at the door. "Rev." M. D. Han
~ox, an u nordained preacher, who pre
ided over the camp) meeting, invited all
>resent to join his new "church of the
irst born' and to leave the Babylon of
he modern churches, if the latter would
lot allow them to belong to the two
:hurches at the same time.
A Poo~r Farmier% Boy.
Speaking of Kentucky elections some
:urious stories come to me in regard to
he Hon. William Preston Taulbee, a
anember of the House who represents the
nountainous regions of Kentucky de
cribed in Charles Egbert Craddock's
ovels. Taulbee is a long, lank, cadav
rous, smaooth-faced, sallow-complexion
d mnan, thirty-five years of age. He has
)lack eves, dark, hair, and sort of a
'rontier~air about him. He is a man of
ome ability, and the Congressional
)irectory says that lie prepared himself
or Congress by studying for the minis
rv three years and for the law three. He
ias John~D. White's old district, and
chereas it is an open secret that White
tsed to buy his district, Taulbee was
lteted on the grounds that he was a
>oor boy and a man of the people. It is
aid that he made his poverty his plea
or election on the stump, and that
muong the favorite sentences of his
tump) speeches to the mountaineers were
ueh as the following: "I would have
he !'eople of these mountains show the
mei that a poor boy can go to Con
re. I would have the nobility of
rce kow it. I svould let the Queen
'.N .in. know it. Aye! I would let
2e 0'narchs1o the vworld know that
1e~n in' Kentucky one man is as
oud ' anothr, and that a poor farm
.' bo) can~ be elected to one of the
ihe onices the land." A good deal'
Sthe electioneerinlg in the Kentucky
iounain is - done by talking at the
r esrad :od private conversations.
* *':tativ Taulibee, it is said, never
1. .:ed an oppfortuniaty to pass of mak
-* a ot or of imressmlg his co:_;t'ita.
as y~th th simlici of tis nature:
ud~ Iai.t)i.-Washingtja Letter to the
mye . : '1 oerb~-t in a new~ dresn.
- th .ys to adopt :1 modern'
.. Nn- o Evil was im ul
* . h .,,.e~nn l desiredto be aholy
rar:bt uon convalecence he was heard
o) rema:rk~ that his' pius aspirations had]
.mlcu ;-lo inocnous tiesuetude."
PICTURES OF STRANGE LANDS.
WHAT THE TRAVELER SEES IN THE
HEART OF RUSSIA.
The Gilded Towers, Gorgeou% Churches and
Splendid Palaces of Moscow.
(Letter to the Davenport Democrat.)
The other sights consist of churches,
palaces, and treasured things within the
Kremlin. This is the old time fort
walled stoutly about. This was in early
days the entire city. Here were the
palaces, churches, the troops and arsenal
-the heart of Russia. Here lived the
czars, the priests, the generals, the sol
diers. Here within the church was all
the treasure kept-an old-time oriental
custom of the pagan age; here, too, were
people judged and executions held-here
the heart and central strength of Russia.
As the city grew more walls were added,
but the old Kremlin walls were kept in
tact; and now, as you enter there through
the holy gate, beneath the emblems of
the church, you must remove your hat
so does the emperor-so all his subjects
-all who visit here.
The palace here is very grand-has
many rooms and lofty halls aglow with
polish, glass and gold. To take yoti
through these halls, and rooms, and cor
ridors would be to travel for miles and
miles and write for months and months.
They cover many acres-filled with
furniture and curious things; with beds
and bedding-<costl, inlaid floors,
arabesques and gilded work-with carv
ings, tiles, armorial shields; great stables,
carriagesand luxurious outfits of all sorts;
a winter garden far above the street lux
uriant in palm and vine, exuberant tropic
plants-aglow with tropic heat here in
this frozen realm-a playroom for the
queen, who comes not often here-all
this for the imperial home, but very
rarely occupied. The treasury is very
spacious-very rich in richest gems, m
crowns and scepters, hilts and jeweled
clothes that here are gathered up to
make a museum for folks to come and
see. A czar is crowned-his crown and
scepter, all his costliest things and gems
find lodgment here. Even the corona
tion clothes of Mr. and Mrs. Czar are
worn no more, but hung up here to look
at all the ages. Here in this regal show
many a costly coach and sledge, built
for the coronation pageant-to be used
no more-no end of costliest luxury of
which you tire very soon and wish for
something good and plain.
Here in the Kremlin churches lie the
royal bones of all the czars and wives
down to Great Peter's day-here stored
away in great stone coffins cumber the
floor, o'ercast with purple velvets
trimmed with golden cuffs, fenced up
with gilded posts and rails, waiting in
royal state amidst the masses of the
church, among the relies of the shrines,
among the pictures of the saints-the
iaily ceremonials-waiting in state the
judgment day. Most people have ceased
to bury human beings in the public
shrines, but here they do just as was
done in the days of yore. These mon
archs are the Greek church popes
agents of Heaven upon the earth to do
the will of God. Their word is absolute
-have in their hands to make or break
at will; have in their hands the fullest
power, coming to them as a divine right.
You don't believe in such things-not of
present kings-its not your interest to.
We can believe that Saul and Solomon
and such old-time barbaric Jewish kings
were really called of God to rule and
have no end of power and gold and
wives, but we have to draw the line some
where, and draw it before we come to
Rssian days.
The churches here are miracles of
jewelers' art. The domes without, the
altars, shrines and tombs within, abound
in beaten gold-gold wrought in count
less shapes-gold counted by the hun
dred pounds-up over the dome and un
der domes of this Saint Savior's church,
built here in way of thanks to God for
victory in 1812 over the troops of
France, greets you from miles away as
you arsproach this Moscow town. Fis
thin;of all you see in the bright sun
light coming across the plain is this
sharp glint and gleam-a costly diaem
suspended in the air-refulgent corona.
What makes it so? You see no gleam
like this from the gilded State House
dome of Iowa, only a dullish glare. But
this is different. 'The State House dome
is gilded very thin and plain. These
domes we see-you may stand upon the
lowest and count them by the score-are
of thick plates, and burnished till it
gleams like finest polished jewelry, daz
zling your eyes. This. outdoor golden
wealth is here prodigious. To gild San
Savior's dome took half a ton of purest
gold.
The whole church is a gleaming glory
of polished granite, marbles, costly
malachite and lapis luzuli; masses of
finest porphyry, such as is used in Ro
man churches only sparingly; masses of
Finnish granite; columns of Siberian
verde antique, black marbles of the finest
grain, light violet and gold line grays,
with altar work of pure Carrara white.
These regal stones mount arch on arch,
he columns, walls, the arches, piers and
doors aflash with polishing. The pious
pictures of the Almighty Savior, saints
md sacred scenes of heaven and earth
Lre works of hands most skilled-you
nove about mid golden bronze and sil
rer things, midst gems and all in earth
nost choice and rare-all stone and
netal, not a piece of wood in all the
york-not large like great St. Peter's
hurch in Rome-only a pendant you
nay say, yet costing twenty milions
he finest gem in all this~ land of costly
trines; the finest in the world, they
ay.
Twelve Honrs With a Salmon.
The papers describe the feat of Maj.
[Iiii, who. having hooked a Salmon while
hiing in thec Wye, stuck to it for 12
.ours. and then incontinenftly lost it, as
unprecedented." This is wrong. for two
ears :ago an angler who was fishing for
rout in the River Doon hooked a salmon at
in oce inorning and did not succeed in
:nding it until a few minutes of midnight.
Ius record" is quite as good as Mlaj.
[lil1's in point of time, and lie did not lose
lis nish, to say nothing of the fact that he
2ad only a small trout. hook.-Londonj
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