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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO S. (. OCTOBER 4, 1883L
THE P.EOPL E.
BUY THE BEST!
Ma. J. 0. IoAl]-Dear Sir: I bougit tite first
Davis Machine sold by you over ive years ago for
my wife who hangiven it a long and fair trial. I
am well pleased witi it. It never gives any
rouble, and Is as good as whent lirst bought.
.1. W. HsOU..
Winnsboro, 4. C., Aprh i8J:.
Mr. 1OA1 : Yon wish to know what I have to say
in regard to the Davis Machine bought of on three
ears ago. I feel I can't say too much in its favor.
made about $80,00 within live mouths, at times
running it so fast that the needle would get per
fectly hot from friction. I feel conildent I could
not have done the seane work with as malch case
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
in adjusting attachments. The lightest running
machine I have ever treadled. BrotherJanies and
Williams' families are as much pleased with their
Davis Machines bought ot you. I want no better
machine. As I said before, I don't think too
much can he said for the Davis Machine.
Wairfl-ldt County, Aprl, 1883.
Mn. BoAO: My tactitne gives me perfect satis
faction. I ind no fault with it. The attachments
are so aimple. I wish for no better than the Diavis
Mis. 11. Mii.Ni.
Fairfield county, Apri', 1883.
MR. DoAO: I boughtt a ilavis 'vertical Feed
ewing Machine from you four years ago. I am
elighted with It. It never has given me any
rouble, and has never been the least out of order.
It is as good as when I first bought it. I can
cheerfully recommend it.
AIRS. M. J. KinIg.AND.
Mont icello, April 30, 1883.
This is to certify that I have ieen using a Davis
VerticaL Feed Sewing Machine for over tw >yers,
purchased of Mr. J. 0. 1Hoag. I haven't found L
pnssessed of any fault-all the attachtments are so
aim le. It never refusei to WorK, and is certainly
tho lightest running in the market. I consider it
a first class machine.
MINNIE 1,l. WiI.INOUAM.
Oaklanl1, Fairfield county. S. C.
Ma DOAO: i am wen pietant iii every i nrtjci -
with the Davis Machine nought of you. Itiink
a lirat-clasi macoine in every respect. You know
you sold several machines of the same make to
different members of our fainilles, all of whom,
as far as I know, are wvli pleased with them.
Mls. M. iT. MOin.EY.
Fairfleld county, April, 1iSt.
'i is iato certity we nave naI in constant use
the Davis Machine bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, and have made the
price of it several times over, we don't want any
better machine. It ia always ready to(do any kind
of work we have to to. No puckerIngor skipping
stitches. We can only say we are well picasea
unt wish no better machine.
April 2,13 t'ATunrilNE WYLiE AND SISTERt.
I have no fault to And with my imachmne, and
don't want any better. I have mule the price of
it severa times by taking In sewing. It Is always
ready to do its woi k. I think It a drat-class ma
chine. I feet I can 1; Bay too much for lthe Davis
Vertical Feed Machine.
Mus R. T11( sHAR 'SITH.
Fairficid county, April, 1883.
MR. J. 0. BoAO-Dear Sir: it gives me m'ich
pleasure to testify to the merits of the i)avis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The mad line I got of
you about five years ago. has been almost in con.
satant use ever since that time. I cannot see that
it Is worn any, and has not cost me one cent for
repairs since wve have bad it. Alm wvell pleaseii
anti doni't, wish for any helter.
Oranite (Q.arry, near Winnsboro 8. C.
We have used tihe Davis Verical Feed SewIng!
MachIne for the last five years. WVe would not
have amiy othier make at any price. 'The mlachine
has given us unbounded satisfaction.
udis. W. K. TlUitNEi AND D~tAUoTiRs
Falrfllet coun ty,8. C., Jail. 21, 1888.
tiaving bought a Davis V'ertical Feed Sewving
Machine from Mr. J. 0. Boag sonie three years
ago, and It havinig given me perfect satisfaction in
every resptect, as a family machine. both for liea. y
3 and light sewing, and never needed the least re
pair in any way, I can cheerfully recommuend it to
any one as a Cirst-class machInm- in every particu
lar, and tinlk it second to none. It, Is one of the
simplest machines made; my chiliren use it with
ali ease. kTe attachments are inore easily ad
justed andI It does a greater range of work by
-means of its Vertical 'eed thani any othier msa
chine I have ever seen or used.
MRs. TitHoMAs OwiNuis.
Wilnnsbo~r ), Fairfield county, 8. C.
We have had oiie of the D)avis Macnines abioiit
four years and have always found it reiady to (do ali
kinds of worK we have hadl occasion to do. Can't
see that the maclinlai worn any, .nd works as
well as when new.
MRs. W. J. CitAwvontiD
Jackson's Creek. Fairfield cotunty, 8.'.
My wife Is highly pleased with the D~avls Ma
chine bought of you. She would not take double
what she gave for it. The machine has not
been out of ordeor since she had It, and she can dto
any kInd of work on it.
Monileello, Fairfeld county, It. C.
Th'ie Davis Sewing Machine is simplr a trea
Youretru, J.A. Q.oo)wYN.
tidgeway, S. C., Jan. 10, i88sa.
hat. 110en sI avalysudy Davis Swn Macnecsan
- ly fsaor toeo paI caour ee atha theve mahnedid
woyreair arnc and works s as wel as when nrew,
bogt hesy twild reeteruragy, o
Jus.t. C. Dloois.
Winnsboro, S. ('., JApril, 1888.
aMo. B~ I have eryregrett d yin itas it
- chwane ready for any ind of toawork seingv ehero
eav or ligh. It canee tht th mahorne is
Au.II . .ooDI .
Winrbel, 8. C., MArb, 188.
MI>oosM iehs encntnl sn
th al aciebuh o o but v er
A MODEL GAt DENEi.
Bill Hedger was a gardener
Who earned his daily meat
By tolling zealously all day
His zeal was hard to beat.
He was a inan of tender parts,
And thoughtful for his years
E'enl when he cut his onions dowi
1I1s eyes would till with tears.
ie was so pitiful and kind
He'd dread to cut his lawn;
But though he'd niever shock his friends
He'd otten shock his corn.
A score of carrots oft. he'd gi ve
To feedi a widow's kiite;
Suc gems of clharity. are ra re
Full twenty carat~s fie.
Ills wretched horse couild hardly creep,
Bill propped him while he grazeid;
IHe said he'd have a better steed
When his celery was raised.
Ile'd somettines cauliflower to him
When lhe had done his work
ite loved it stewed in buttermilk,
Or boiled witlh greens and pork.
But Death at last mowed William down,
And they planted him in loam,
And gave hity for his epitaph
"IlN foumd sweet ( pense at hiine !"
Well 11 am really very sorry 1", sighed
Mrs, E-vans looking ruefully at the
small pile of bank-notes in her lap, and
then at her fair daughters, Bell and
Augusta, who were standing near her,
examining a wreath of flowers.
"I'm sorry, too mamna," says Miss
"To be sure Elsie ought to be pro
vided for her visit, but you know she
is the youngest, and we-"
"Why, we can't go out without do
cent dressesl'' chimed in Miss Augusta.
"I won't, for one, 1 know."'
"Never mind my London visit,''said
little Elsie, the plain sister of these
petted girls, as she quietly entered the I
room and overheard the conversation.
41 would as soon go and spent a week
with aunt Laura, and that won't take
"Would you really?'' asked Mrs.
Evans, hesitating between a sellish
wish to please her beauties, and what
was oiily justice to the young girl be- I
"I really would, ma. I dare say I
should not be at home among those city
people. Just let me go to aunt Lau
ra's, and give Gus and Bell all the
"Well, 1 hat relieves lmy mind won
derfully I" said Mrs. Evans, with a very
long sigh. I didn't know how to ar
range for you all. Three girls are so
expensive. "You can have my last
winter's cloak, Elsie, for one thing."
"1o, she can have mine, m am,"
eagerly cried Bell. "It's a littly out
ol' atyle for me, but, I will do vos) Well
for Elsie, aid I'll get a new one."
"'Well, yours, then," agreed Mrs.
Evans; "and I'll try to save enough I
out of the girls' shopping, Elsie, to get
you a new black c. slinere."
"Then I shall be grand II" said easily
contented Elsie. "May I go next
"Go to work and get ready. Come
girls. If we want to do any shopping
Lo-day, we must go immediately."
"And I'll get dinner while you are I
golie,"' Elsie consoled thei by adding. I
So while the mother, Gus, and liell
tossed over the glittering silks on snowy
couliters, patient Elsie heated herself I
in the. kitclen--where her beautiful
sisters would never go if they could
hell) it-to have dinner all ready for
tLhem. It was waiting When they retur-Il
ed, tired, and with good appetites, from
their shopping. After it was eaten,
Elsie followed thleml all into tihe sitting
room, to see tile neCw purchases coin
mented On anld nicely disphayed.
"Well, where's my black cashmere'?"
she asked, after the last bundle w~as
unrolled, and1( not as much as a neck
ribbon given to her.
"OhI I am so sorry, but really there
wasn't a shdlling left after the girls'
sLhopping waIs done, and so-'" "And
so I got 1non1, like Mother Hubbard's
dlog,'' suggested Elsie, trying to laugh
but feling iinclined to cry. She had
very much wished to go to London,
aind now she'*had given that upi, she
(lid think that she had ai right to one0
"Well, it does seem too badli" coin
fessed Agugusta, "but you can be pretty
wvell dressed out of our thiings. Let's
see, ma. "She might travel in hier
black luster, and have my gray poplinl
lor best ''
" No, J 'll t ravel ill t he gray poplin,
anid spoIl it as quickly as I can!Iflashed
Elsie, roused for,onice.
"W' by, Elsie?" mliily repiroved Mr's.
"W'ell, Immmial you know I look
horrid in gmray. My waterproof ili
cover it up whlen1I travel, and my black
luster wvil doefer best, but I wish--"
she eonly finished her sentence with a
sigh. She would not say, "I wish you
fhad got tihe cashmere,"' it w. uld seemi
too niuch like blammnig her mother.
Mrs. .Evans thought it best not to
noti ice the abruptly-ended sentence, but,
proposed to the girls that they let her
dress their hair at once.
Th'iere was a party con the cards for
the evening, and their mother, hlavimg
a gift in that line, ofteni acted as hair
dresser to her lovely maidens. They
were feadly, in their dainty robes anid
snowvy gloves (four buttons, too), when
their cavaliers arrived, amid away they
went, so gaily, while Elsie, at home,
mended her ole gloves, and made her
sinmple preparations for her journey.
She was asleep long before they camne
home. But at, break fast thme next morn
lng, they went into rap~tures over "such
a uelighted party I" And esp'eciailly
over Mr. Loveil, the brother of their
hostess, "such a1 splendidl fello)w So
very handsome, and worth thousands,
thiik of thatl"
"Of course lie would look hndsomie,
then if lie wei e really hideous," ob
served Elsie coolly.
"lie's gomng away for a few days, but
he promnised to call whien lie comes back.
You just ought to see hlim, Elsie,"
declared Miss Bell, without noticing
Elsie's caustic remark. "lie's so hiand..
"It mnken veryv lttle diffrnnceto me
whether he's handsome or homely.
"I'm going to be an old maid," re.
turned Elsie, buttering a roll.
"Well, I'm not if I can catch Archie
Lovell," averred tiiss Bell, sipping her
Mr. Lovell was dropped, just tho;
but Elsie, two or three times that day,
wondered if he were really so very
handsome, or so rich, or if she would
3ver see him.
Elsie, herself, was a pleasant thing
to see, if sie was not a beauty, as she
stood upon the platforni at the station,
ready for her journey. 1Her face was
so [)rght and sweet, and her manner so
wisome that 110 one would fail to turn
For a second look.
The can iages wore well filled, and
tie only vacant seat was very near the
Iot stove. H[ere Elsie bestowed her
ielf and her belongings and began to
,lance about at herneigbbors. A flne
looking fellow, and a poorly-dresed
little girl just in front of her, attracted
The gift of a golden orange from hier
lnucl-basket won the little one's favor
imd Elsie was soon chatting merrily
wit her, and had learned that she was
mi her way to live with her grandpa,
because her imamna was too poor to
(eep them all in the city. After a
wiile the heat grow overpowering, and
Elsie tried to raise her window; but it
vas fast. She tugged hard with her
;oft lingers-soft and white in spite of
ier kitchen work-all in vain, until a
Aack-sleeved arm was reached over
el's, and a pleasant voice said, '-Allow
ne, please. My hands are stronger
Elsie looked up, and met the gaze of a
inc pair of dark eyes, belonging to her
The vindow was quickly raised, aid
3lsie thanked him, as the welcome air
-lashed inl. They chatted a little now,
>olitely, as traveliers may do, aid Elsie
iecided that lie was very pleasant for
L passing acquaintance.
Before long the girl inl the next seat
eli asleep, her little curly head bump
ng about uneisily. In a twinkling
1'sie had unstrapped her shawl, and,
ising, slipped it undei the small brown
"Is she traveling under your care?"
sked the stranger.
"Oh, no I never saw her before.
"But she is so little to be all alone,
nd her head did bump sol
"She can rest easier now.'
The stranger said no mnore, and as
Msie was busy folding ill) her shawl
traps, she did not see the glance of
arnest admiration which lie gave her,
ior know that the outspoken thought
f his heart would have been.
"You good, kind-hcarted little girl."
When they stopned for refresh ot,
;lie suatuger 1eipd I.1ise oat and es
,orted her to the room. As they were
eaving their seats, lie said to her
'Suppose we take your little friend
"Oh, ye.!l" assented Elsie, flashing
im a b. 1-t glance of approval.
So they tcok the little thiing, and
)rought her back warmed and. fed, to
esume her journey. And it was a pity
tome good angel could not have whisp
red to the anxious mother, who, in
he distant city, feared for her child's
onely journey, what knd of hands the
ittle one had fallen into.
On rattled the train, until, about the
niddle of the afternoon, there was a
ieavy jar, a hissing, crashing noise,
mid the train, a perfect wreck, lay over
tit embankment, with its living freight.
&t first Elsie was so stunied and start
ed sle was consclous of nothing, heard
iothing except moans and cries mingled
vith the jinigle of shattered glass and
,he sound of escaping steam. Then her
menses seemedl to return, and shte was
~rying to raise herself to her feet, when
strong arms lifted hier, an't tihe voice
>f her stranger friernd said:
"Steady, inowi [ think J can get you
>ut safely. Are you hurt?"
".No; I think not. 1 dlon't feel any
"Are?-ohl you areh" as, looking up,
she saw that hi. forehead was bleed
"Oh, that is nothingi A miere scratch
with a bit of broken glass,'' he said,
inmiling at her horrihied tone.
"I hope it will prove so,'' answered
''Oh I-our poor little girl! Where is
"I don't kno1w.
'"Thank you f'or remnemnberimng lier.
We will find1 hier.''
"Putt 1me dlown, please. I can walk
"Let mne help~ you," pleaded Elsie.
lie obeyed lhe, and they found the
little creature lying upon a brokein seat,
moaning with pain. Tihe stranger car
ried her out, and~ laid her upon a spot
of dry grass, and after a slight exami
nation-, told Elsie that her arm was
broken, and one side bruised. There
chanced to be two or three phlysicianls
in the ill-fated train, and they gave
their best skil11 to the wvounded, our
little girl'among the rest. Eisie held
her in her lap while the little arm was
set and bandaged, and then laid her on
the hastily-prepared bed in the station,
near whlich the accidenit had happened
and wvatcheod over her, assisted by the
strange gentleman, wvho seemed now
like aii old acqjuaimit'nce. When the
traini wvihi wvas to carry thmem on ar
rivedl, Elsie saidl:
"I. shall not leave thus little thing un
til she is with her granidfathecr. She
has told inc where she was going. It is
a little off my route, but I am going
"So am I," added the stranger, with
his pleasant smile. Ilum ianity allows
mnc to do as much as you can, in spite of
conventionmal rutles. "'I appol int myself
to take care of both of you, and you
neced not fear to trust ime,"
"I do not; and1 I thank you,'' res
ponded Elsie, with simple dignity,
So they both walted1 for the train on
the other lute, andi cared tenderly for
the little one, until, late at night, they
left her in the care of lher gr'andfather,
who gave them his warmest thanl& and
"Would you prefer to stop here for
the night (there's a hotel, I suppose)
or go on?" asked Elsie's friend.
will be much alarmed because I did not
come to-day. Is there a t ran"'
"I am told one passe.i in abou twenty abt
minutes. a U
"It shall be just as you wish., an<
"Let us go on, thou.', the
"Very well. And now I am going bo
to let you know whom you are travel- 90
ing with. bu
"No name'' is incon venient, and I am sty
willing you should know mine. vill
"1 hope you will be as franK wjth mie., chi
lie gave Elsie a card, bearing the wh
name "Archie Lovell." bee
For ai iistant Elsie was puzzled, then un
a light broke over her face. She pro- ma
duced her own card, saying, smilingly- slh<
"I have heard that name quite often oD'
before. And I think you know mine. a 1(
At least, you know WY Sister." ros
Mr. Lovell glanced at her card. "Is ma
it possible? Are you a sister of the 019
Mimses Evans who visit my sister."
"Yes. I am the youngest sister." ed
"cThen I declare myself well acquaint
ed with you. And I consider this a 001
most lucky meeting, $IT]sie."
"And I am sure I !on't know what em
I should have done but for vour kind. He]
ness, Mr. Lovell. Isn't that the trainy" hay
"It is. Now we go. and Ishall see you Jus
safe in your aunt's hands before I leave 1o
you, Miss Elsie." you
Elsie's one week at aunt Laura's wr<
proved to be three months. And when Tal
she came home, Gus and Bell were still ca
talking about Mr. Lovell. "HLe's been you
away on bnsiness,'' explained Bell, the
"but he returned oil Monday, and he dor
is going to-night." thru
'Yes, he told me he would," con- it ft
fessed Elsie demurely. eno
"Iol you! Why, you neversaw him her
in your lifel" cried the girls. 1001
And then the whole story came out, Wii
and Elsie had to explain that already' cab
on three month's acquaintance, she had Patl
premised Mr. Lovell to marry him, if han
her inother consented, and he was coin- of 0
ing to ask for her that very night. and
"I never!" panted ]iell. I never hou
"I'm sorry, Bell," said Elsle d- of a
murely still. "But you know you was
would make me go to aunt Laura's in- lilie
stead of the city, and so I met him, but
and-I can't help it now." in f
"Well, we shall have him in the fa- tist
mihy, anyhow, and that's some com- the
fort," was Bell's sole consolation, raw
Nature's Ornaments. 46
If you have a corner that is too far holi
away from the centre of the room to are
form a socialue position for a seat, get a old
large trumpet-shaped vase (they may beo
had to the height of six feet, and almost gee
of any price), and flt it with branches goa
of horse chestnut. With a few o the go
ucge mn uwoo a, -uur woo land qui'
ierns arranged so as to hang over the qui
sides of the vase, and. some bulrushes T
stretching their long brown heads high ma<
above the chestnut foliage, your bare vOr;
corner will become a thing of beauty ed
instead of an eye-sore. These vases so loP'
filled may also be placed with advan- hol
tage to show above the pretty Japanese bro
screens that abou:kd In modern drawing- be z
raome. At this season ill water plants- too,
such as yellow irises (commonly called nee
flags), ruehes, reeds, etc.-.are in their wor
prime, and nothing looks better in a an
large vase, or more especially a Japan'- goo
ese jar, than any of these, or a variety But
prettily grouped. Taking care to arrange Wo
your flowers as much after the fashion of ret
nature as possiblo, is the go)den rule of all sidc
successtul 11hral decorations. Thus, sup- bor
posing the above-nimed aquatic plants feri
are used, and, in audition, water lilies, bar
forge-me-nots and ragged robins, which ten
are aill low growing flowers, and you are mal
olng to arrange them in a shallow wooden bro
tub filled with damp sand--place the dal
water lilies around 'the edge, and again, tak
the ragged robIns, mixing with them any siti
of the leaves of about the same height the
which may be fodnd in abundance in eat
marshy placea; behiami these, again, group soi
yo'ir irises, with their sword-hke leaves,an
and, as a centre, have a mass of builrushes a
anid reedls. with common rushes to give pia
lightness to the whole, avoiding any stiff- per
ness In the arrangement by placing a good enlc
many flowering grasses here and there over
the whole, allowing them to top the to I
forget-me-note and water-lilies by as much goc
as they would do when growing naturally. ear
For high decorations use tall-growing tim
flowers, for low ones such as are stunted we'
In their growth. Growing ivy trained har
over a cane screen has often been recoin- .i'h
mended as a decoration; but owing to the anc
necessary damp earth and the likelihood mil
of creeping things (such as earwigs) hat
accompanying it, I cannot say that it Is a'
goad thing. Long gathered sprays of ivy the
look just as well, and can be kept clean a*
long tI'ne by sponging them every day. anc
In gathering ferns ( r~aidenhair especially), WI
cere must be taken to select the old fronde, 1ik4
andl they will last twi.de as long If part of Trn
the frond as well as the stalk is in the a q
water; It is also a good thing to Immerse fas
them every day (ever head) in water. '
Such is often used instead of mere water brl
to arrange flowers in; and when this Is the hem
case it must no looked at every dauy, as it the
is apt to dry very quickly. tSmall baskets ble
gilded with Judson's gold paint (which Is red
clear and effective), and with tlr.. madle to wa
fit themi, are very pretty, either In the bit
drawing-room or on a dinner table. The for
small round baskets, formed like gypsy ble
kettles, and which can generally be sup
plied with a broken cup or claret glass as is
a flower-hiold-3r instead of a shaped tin, are wa
very effective, when arranged as we so
often used to see them-pendant Irom
three sticks, kettledashiion, the wholena
being covered with silver paper, or, better
still, glt. The small baskets in which we the
buy strawberries are useful for holdingne
flowees, either painted or gilt, and a 01m
garden saucer (doe8 very well to hold the bu
water. Bottle baskets divided Into com
partments about six imiches Eq'iare look oi
well with a small flower pot In each com- in
partment and an ivy trail round the dee
handle. Creepiug plants are not half an
enough used for house decoration." ha
-St. 1Louis wants a U. S. Mint es
tablished with'n her conflnes. There
are four government Mints lit present vel
-Philadelphia, New Orleans, San col
Francisco and Carson City, Nevada. on
The assay offices are flye ini number
New York, Helena, Montanta; Boise th~
City, Idatto; Charlotte, N. C.. and an toi
assay office called the United .States foi
Branch Mint aut Denver. da
'Lace handerchiefe," said a fashion
e storekeeper, "We don't sell one in
ionth. There is no call for them,
I most of the goods are locked up in
camphor cases. Occasionally somo
ly will come in for a duches cr rose
nt for a bridal or birthday present,
i for general use they are out of
le, and as rarely seen in society as a
aigretto. You see, a lace handker
of wants to be worn on a holder,
ioh is out of the question nowadays,
'ause of the glove craze. You can't
lerstand those thuigs, but a pretty
bron is never quite so angehc as when
comes down to the dining room in
of those long, white wrappers, with
we cap trimmed with a blue bow or
ebuds. It serves a double purpose
kes her look prettT and hides the un
itly curl papers.'
'What do the ladies wear now?" ask.
'Here you are, if you want to see
kething nice," replied the clerk.
lese goods come from Parts, and are
roidered by the French nuns.
e's a beauty, Just look at it. Per.
a you won't believe it, but it's eo,
the same; it took a nuu eight
aths to embroider those flowers, and
see the work is just as nice on the
ng side as it is on the right side.
:e it in your hand-it's not too deli
to bear examination, The goods
see are what we call sheer linen, of
fluest loom, and the hand-work is
e with a fine needle and a cotton
ad, They don't use linen, because
1le up in the wash, just a trifle, but
ugh to spoil the flowers. Now, see
3, did you ever see such a natural
Ling -rose in your life, off a stem?
,, I tell you the thing is worth a
met. And see the filling of the
ern, All of that 'frosting' is
d work, anI must have cost a deal
ptic nerve. This is an heir-loom,
no mistake about it. I doubt if
.* is a piece of point lace in the
so with finer work on it."
ad the handkerchief was deserving
11 the praise bestowed. The border
some six inches deep and made of
a, roses and small field flowers, with
s and fern leaves for filling, all done
ligree work, and so skilfully and ar
o that it was hard to believe that
r were not applu~iued. The edge was
and intended to be trimmed with
It's worth $50," said the salesman.
s, we sell quite a number at the
days or wedding season. But they
always bought by the gentlemen or
aunis for brides. There is a class or
is similar in design, but a little
-ser, that we sell at $10 each. They
lie hot cakes. Everybody buys
)k toadmuirne needlework.
he goods in question were imported,
le on fine Irish linen lawn, with
r deep embroidered borders of color
Lhread. The edge was cut in seal
i of three petals each, and button
,-stitched with three colors, rod,
wn and blue, all iand-work it must
emembered, and a piece of work,
by the way, that the most skillful
llewoman could not do in a week
king ten hours c day. It would be
utter impossibility to make these
d in America and sell them for $10.
, coming as they do from the Old
eld, where labor meets with paltry
uneration, the case is different. In
> of the petal-lined edge was a fence
ler, the lines consisting of a delicate
L pattern made in colors, with the
3 overrun with climbing vines and
irils, as true .to nature as paint culd
to them. At times the pattern was
ken for the insertion of a dice or mo
on, in which a unit of design was
in, making a symmetrical compo
yn of the most artistic accuracy. In
corner the work became more iti
s, and formed a lovely relief for
me little blue birds with red wings
yellow crests, In this, as in the
n white, the work was of the most
feet kind, and not a knot or a stra.y
of thread was to be found.
Yes,'' said the salesman in response
~n inquiry, "the colors arc fast, the
ds the best made, and, with such
3 as a lady will give it will last a life
o. These are the goods that ladies
~r in the bosom of their dr'sses and
ging over the edge of r. reticul,
y are not intcnde.d for r.etual use,
~you may be sure nobody ever sub
them to the vulgar duties of a 250,
'Haven't you something new?" ask'3d
exasperated intervie wer.
Here's the latest novelty in stock,
the 'takyost,' as we say in the trade.
en they are once floated they'll go
tongue sandwiches at the Beard of
de on a rainy day. One dollar and
uarter each-, all linen, and warranted
he novelty was a deep cardinal cam
o with a checker border made by
astitching little blocks of white on
red border with white cotton. A
ok handkerchief had the applique in
, blue or orange, a delicate pink one
blocked with maroon, another wIth
e, and one of the solid -true blue lawn
ned a most effective background for
oks of crimson red.
'The reason why we'll sell so many
>ccause they are the very thing to
em uip a toilet. TIako a little lady of
Ito but trim figure, rig her up in a
ex or tailor made suit, put this cardi
handkt~rchief in her cordage and pull
the border in a shell, so as to show
blue checker, and if the effect is
stunning the girl has no style about
',that's all. Tho craze in jewelry for
~s, spiders, scorpions, beetles and
Ler blood-curdlIng, fleshi-creeping ar
ilates has been an Incentive to print
igne, and here we have choice lawn
I cambric handkerchiefs, and youe
re only to name your bug and here
'I choose butterflies,"
'Here you are, In every stage of de
opment, 'cat,' 'chris,' and 'but,' high
or. on a white ground, $18 a dor.
Lt was not a bad collection to begin
study of insectology with. The but
fly napkins had the corner reserved
gorgeous speimens donein embrol
7, the fanciful borders were pickedA
out with field daisies, and tiny, golden
winged insects. some of which were
posed on clover heads, presumably sip
ping boney, The grat-shoppers, legs,
wings, intennso, and the proverbial 'spit
tobacco' were selected from the healthy,
hardy, well-fed Kansas class, and ar
ranged diagonally across the corners,
were large as life and most effective in
skeleton needlework. It would be an
endless task to write up the box, which
included the whole class of insects, from
the tiny fly to the- dovil's darning need
le. The writer remarked that some
chicken-hearted females might have se
rious objections about touching their
pretty faces to these horrors, any one of
which would produce hysteria,
"I guess not, Woman will tolerate
more from art than she will from nature,
and though I never saw a girl in my
life on intimato terms with a centipede,
I should not like to risk a refusal of this
box of miscellaneous insect kerchiefs.
The regular goods are made of various
qualities of goods and run front 25 cents i
to $5 eroh. You can get a pretty nice i
napkin for a quarter, with a fancy bor- i
der stamped in fast colors, good enough I
for common wear. But nearly overy
lady has a couple or more of nice ones 1
that cost, say, 82 or $3. They are pot
ted, though, and worn mostly in the 1
front of the dress. A fino cambric can
not be bought under $2 or $2. 50; that i
is, if it's handmade."
"Don't some of the dosigns fail to
please the ladies?"
"Oh, yes. Here is a nobby thing.
These goods come in all colors. They
were intended to be worn on the wrist, I
run through the bracelet. Bue the style I
didn't take. No girl is going to pay i
$1.50 or $2 for a fluted handkerchief to I
hide a $40 bangled bracelet. No sireo.
Girls don't get bangles to hide under
cambric. Not while there is such a j
handy place round as a good-fitting j
basque. I dov't like to see a handker- <
chief in a girl's bosom. It makes me
envious of the rag, But a pretty hand- i
kerchief gives a touch of the picturesquo
to a lady's toilet. It is cheaper than j
ribbon or a bouqnot, and while it answers I
the same purpose I guess they will con
tinue to wear it there. You must know,
of course, that a corsage handkerchief
is used decoratively onlv. They have i
a business napkin in their pocket. Be
sides, it takes three or four buttons to I
get the thing in proper shape, and to I
pull it out for a snoeze or a piece of soot i
would be a regular exposition. Here's
a nice yellow mull. 830 the beetleal
llecognize them, don't you? Now yel
low's the go; Ao are beetles. Take a I
box for your girl. Givo them to you,
seeig you are in the profession, for
"Have no girl; much obliget for t
A Refractory Audlione.
A very sad thing oeurreJ at a late C
performance given at Laramie City. At a
the close of the last act one of the prin
olpal performers is instantly killed, It t
is then the duty of the audience to rise, a
pick up its umbrella and walk home. c
sometimes, however, the audience is not
familiar with the play and does not go
home. It waits for more death and
oarnage before its awful thirst for blood
That was the case at Laramie two
weeks ago. The stage hired man, who
hauls the dead off into the dressing
room, waited patiently, but the people
would not go. In order to get the full
value of their dollar they desired to,soo
the post mortem examination. They
could not go home until it had been set
tied that the villain was fully and thor
There he lay, with his ear against a
kerosene footlhght, suffering, at $9 per
wepk, and the audience absolutely re
fusing to go home and allow the man to
revive or to reguicuoue in paco. The
curtain, though loaded at the bottom
with a telegraph pole, failed to come
down, and theolegs of the avenger and
other members of the troupe flitted past
the space left by the unruly curtain,
and the (lead villain lay on his back,
having yielded up his life four times
that same week, in the same manner,
beside carrying the heavy trunks of the
beautiful actress up two flights of stairs
for her in three different towns.
As there were no programmes people
looked at each other and wondered.
They knew that the man was undoubt
edly (lead, but whether the company
had a fresh one or not was the os
Finally two adult member o f the
troupe came forward and pul' d down
the refractory curtain. Then the mana
ger advanced to the front of the stage
and In a voice choked with emotion,
"Ladies and gentlemen, we would be
glad to massacre some more of our
troupe if we could, but we cannot afiord
it. In a one-stind town one man Is
about all that we can yield up to the
cold embrace of death. Our printing is
high, and we have to pay $15 for the
hail. Therefore, we regret to announce
that the play is now over. You
can go home with safety and we
will attend to the remains. We have
every hope that the young man will be
able to draw lis salary next week, and
that w'- may wia him back to joy and
health again. He has a good constitu
tion, a fair appetite, and we fool like
trusting ie all to the future. We regret
to see you go, but as the janitor is now
blowing out the lights, and it is getting
pretty well along Into the shank of the
evening, we must say good-bye to you,
hoping that during our absence the
Laramie Opera House Company will
decide to assess its stockholders, pur
chase some wicks for the footlights, put
.the old piano out of Its misery and stick
another pair of overalls Into the broken
windlow of the ladles' dressing-room, so
that the actresses who vlait your town
will feel more segregated, as It were,
and separated from the groat, vulgar
-The present form of the Corinthian
column first ap~pearedl about 150 BI. (I.,
in the temple of Olympian Zeus in
Athens, It was bmi1t under the di
rection of Cossutlus, a Roman, and
soon after its completion Sylea carried
the columns away and used them to res
tore the temn~ln on the Roman Capitol.1
Loeomotves and Sand.
At the office of the master mechanic
of the Boo line, Oleveland, Ohio, the
lollowing interesting facts regarding
locomotives in general were obtained.
lhe master mechanic doesn't look at an
ngine with the eyes of an artist, but
ivith the critical gaze of a mechanio and
itatistician. To him the boiler of a lo
3omotive is not a glittering body of
Russia iron with brass bands around it.
In tact, the public never sees a locomo
Liye boiler It is a rough, unpolished
nass of steel. Over this is a complete
aeating of wood, matched like flooring
and over all an ornamental sheath of
thin Russia iron with brass bands,
onlled a jicket. The casting is to pro
"0tfe boiler from the cold blasts of
w t, which, blowing on the surfaco
>f the mass of iron, would tend to chill
t and condense the steam. Indeed, it
a much more diffioult, even with the
sing of wood and iron, to keep up
iteam in an engine on a cold day than
a warm weather. The boiler of a
itandard locomotive, like those built by
;he Lake Shore road, for instance, is
'ravorsed itsi entire length by 178 tubesi
;wo inches In diameter loading from the
urnace. These tubes are traversed by
,he heat and smoke, and around them
n the boiler is the water. At least it
ihould be around them, and if it isn't,
he engineer had better climb out for
all timber and safety. In the engines
)n the Beo line these tubes terminate
n the extension fronts. The steam
ushing up through the smoko stack
ucks the smoke and cinders through
ho tubes with terrific force. The
moko sails out over the city to the in
ense disgust of the smoke inspector
who, by-tlie-way has served a notice
)u all the railroals in the city that they
nust try and abate tho nuisance in a
neasure), but the greater portion of the
inuders are caught under a slanting
icreen in the extension fronts aforomen
ioned. At the end of the trip tu) ciin
fors are drawn off through an opening
u the chamber, and not infrequently
en bushels or more are taken out.
vVith ton bushels of cinders flying
6round a train drawn by an engine that
loosn't catch its own slobborings, what
vondor that a passenger sometimes
;ots an eye full! Some idea of the im
)ortanee of this matter of cinders can
)o obtained when it is known that in a
-ear about nine car-loads of them are
aken from each locomotive at an ex
>onso of from $3 to $5 a car. They are
uainly used as Iallast for the track, al
hiough the Bee line is making experi
onts to ascertain if they contain any
irtue as fuel. In the oLdinarv loCiUo
ives used on the Lake shore line road
he screen is placed in the dono at the
The small boy who drawig his picture
If a locomotive knows that the dome
n the boiler midiay between the
moke stack and the cab is a sand-box.
L tubo lea:Is from it down in front of
he drive wheels. Vhen the rapid and
pasmodic puilling of an engine indi
ates that she is slipping, the engineer
mills a small lover and a fine stream of
and is deposited on the track. The
mall boy aforesaid and the publio
loesn't probably realize how much sandt
his dome holds and how much trouble
6nd expense is occasioned in keeping it
Illed. Great care must be exercised in
electing the sand. It must be fine
bud contain no clay. The Lake Shore
'o- gets its sand from along the luke
hose, the best coming from Lake
idichigan near Chicago, and the Bee
ino from Lake Erie or from a sand
_ank the line of the I. and St. L.
end. It costs the latter line from 50)
o 60 cents a cubic yard loaded on the
are, or about $8 a ear. It is estimated
hat at least 400 ear loads of sand are
equired to run the Bee line engines a
roar, Thus the simple item of sand
dione occasions that read an expense of
vr$3,200. The sand box on the boiler
>f a locomotive holds about 10 bushels,
mud is replenished at every trip. It is
i sad fact that while ample provision is
or sandiing the tracit ahead of the drive
T'hels of a locomotive, no sand can be
leposited behind them.
This neglect in the construction of a
ocomotive once caused the absolute
ailure of a Republican convention mn
New Jersey. it was to be 1h01d at a small
oewn on a line of railroad. There was
io turn-table there, and the engine that
L)ulled the train ran backwards in order
to bring the train back from the conven
bion pilot ahead in fine shape, Alas!
i0omo Democratic wags had soaped the
track a few miles out from the conven
bion town and the sand from the sand
box did lie good for it fell
,eind the drivers of the reversed en
tine. Th'le determined Republicans left
ho cars, caught the sand in their hats
is it ran from the tube and sprinkled it
ilong the rails. It was three hours
before the engine was coaxed over the
ioaped stretch of track, and when the
aonvention was reached it was learned
that the impatient delelegates from the
o1pposite direction had gone home, The
sonvention was abandoned.
Another important item is oil, of
which an engine uses a pint to each 17
nibos of distance traveled, The base of
bhis oil is crude petroleum. The Lake
shore road gives each month a first
p~rize of $10 and a second prize of $7 to
Ghie engineers making the best time
with the most economical use of oil as
Euol. T wo prizes are also Oistributed to
bhie firomen. A poundi of cotton waste
is allowed each engine on each trip for
the use of the fireman In wiping the
jacket and shining steel and brass work
in1 the cab. The machinery proper is
kept .clean by men employed at the
round houses and known as hostlers,
The height of a fireman's ambition is to
obtain an engine to run and to the die
grace of the employcs be it said) soe
:lespleible tricks are resorted to to get an
engmne away from a man. A man got
in engine to run on the Nickel plate
shiortly after it was opened. He started
out on his first trip with plenty of ol
Lu the cups and bearings. When he
stoppoedsno found to his dismay that the
brasses were cut out. He ran his en
gine on a side track took the cups in
his hands and went to the master me
ohanio's office where it wa found some
wretch had put emery ini the oil.