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LAURENS C. H., S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST If), 1885.
The KTer-j?rcen Pine.
Oh, a valiant tree Is tho evcr-Rroon pino,
That irrowH on tho bleak imiuntniii 8ldo;
Hot n fear docs lt fool of tho win? or the
AB lt nt tunis Uko H klnjr lr? Ita pride.
Tho IlKhtnlnjm may Hush 'round Its tall WAT
Ami tho wind 'mid IIB branches inAy rave:
Uut lt st Ands in its strength Uko a, lion ut bay,
Or a hero, who'll ne'er bo a slave.
Ob. a sorrowful troo ls tho evor-Rrcen pine
ThAt RTows in tho swoot smlliiur VAIO,
M murmur* forever a low, plaintive SOUR
1 hat resembles a 'lorn lover's wall.
It stretches Ita stronir, shady branches abroad
Ai d lt Bidha to tho flowers bolovr,
And it tells of tho sorrow corroding Us heart
To tho breezes that merrily blow.
Oh. a beautiful tree is tho cver-Rreeii pino
That RTOWS on tho hill's atopliiR sido;
It shellors tho woodbird, gives shade to tho
And makes cheerful our house, fur and
Then honored and loved bo the over-Rreon
That fears neither lightning nor Rale.
And cherished still moro be Ino sorrowful tree
That BIRIIS in the sweet MIIIIIIIR vale.
-M. J. ltiordan.
"Oh, Toddy, can't you get any more
apples than thin? I'm sure I could if I
wera only up there," cried tho girl
standing with up-turned face under an
old apple tree i from which a nundi hoy
was trying in vain to gather a few ap
"I know you could. Do conic up,
Llcw. There in no one here to see, ami
I won't tell."
"Why, Teddy Chesleigh! I am eigh
i teen years old," with indignant cni
"Well, I didn't suppose you'd do it.
: But thero ?8 a bough of daisy apples
: right near thu fence. You might reach
"I will," she replies, after a moment's
; hesitation. "Herc goes." and looking
eVOund to assure herself that no one was
? wffjdn sight, she tossed down her hat
. an|t mounts with Bimble steps the riek
- sty <yhl fence, catching the branch,
..bcavj^y laden with delicious fruit.
"Oh.'Xcddy. they are elegant!" she
. exclaim^, with a gay little laugh,
, disclosing a row of white, even little
She makes a perfect picture there, her
i uplifted arms forming a frame for the
I brigid, laughing face with its crown of
\bonnie brown bair, which tho wind
Wilow.-, recklessly about, und her slender
ttunuvc, in a closo-litting dross of soft,
cfingi?g gray, standing out in bold re
bel against the blue sky, while the wind
throwing the dross aside, shows a pretty
little foot and a slender littlo ankle.
Clutching the branch lightly in both
,'M-V brown hands, she gave v. vigorous
tillage, when looking down to note the
result of her shaking, she sees., much
to her horror, a young gentleman,
equipped for hunting, standing not far
off, whom she immediately recognizes
as one whom she had met during tho
past winter at Albany.
With a little gasp she turns her crim
son face up to her brother with a re
proachful glance, but, undaunted by
ncr indignant looks, the shameless
youngster sits grinning in the tree
apparently enjoying the situation im
Tho gentleman turns toward the moro
friendly face and addresses a few re
marks to him about tho apples, thus
fjiving Llcw an opportunity tor descend
ng from her exalted position.
When she ls again on the ground, she
trios in vain to smooth ber bair, which
is blowing in dire confusion all over her
face. The gentleman now raises his
hunting-cap, and smilingly oilers his
hand, saying, "Miss Chesleigh, 1 be
"Yes," she answers lier faec bright
. .with blushes, as shu hesitatingly holds
, out a little, tanned hand. "Am I not
spoiling to Mr. DoImniTC?"
"$it your service. I must b 'g pardon,
; MiHs.Cb-'sli'igli, for my untimely intru
dion," w.ith a smile still lurking in his
*U>tl: ?\YC-s,:u? he looks at thc stili-cou
*f (gjvant it. ibttt I wish to assure you
T. A * tic -.uot do s|iu> undignified things
often. .."^?lw ff?U did look so tenipt
'""Umi.olO^Wl' y*?" Dn -vour
,x 1 ,. . . .Vio' ai thc goodly number
success, glam ln? "Tl" >* ..f " .."! i"
which lav on tl..' ff??* ??^Vd
i .. * " ......... m auch ?malleis, ano
be quite ?" ?autry to renew
have come into tins lT \ * ' ",__,
my Skill, and as a la tft^f^fiSi
Xutmhunt. but ?V?^iJ*??
my gun at thu first attest Lo
TEea Wow calls to tMj, who Jj
gathering up tho apples. a. vi her
?.Como. Teddy, it is getting- late, and
Huntio will bo worried about ~r
sides lt is tea time." Then sho say? W
Mr. Dchnarrc: "1 must say good JJ0*
to-day. but if you spend tho
hore wo will bo such near neighbors
that wo shall probably sc? each o.uor
. . T ctn
"Allow mo to walk with you, as I go
thia way and am Winning to think it
is ?upper time, also." Then, as sdonco
erres consent, ho walks on with Hiern,
helping Teddy carry tho fruit. 1 ho con
versation ia carried on chiefly by loddy
and Phillp during their short walk, foi
Ltew has not yet quito regained hoi
C<V?h>on tliey roach homo und Mr. Del
marre has left them Teddy receives s
aovere scolding, but, as usual, prove?
invulnerable. But blew succeeds lu
extorting a promise Unit ho will never
never tell. For ?ho knows her Aunl
Mary a eedato spinster of uncertair
a?, who baa presided over tho house
hold sines tho death of thoir mother
would be utterly shocked.
Her father la a mtddlo-agod gontle
man. almost too indulgent at times U
his motherless children. He seldon
. goes away from his farm, but Wo*
apanda several months of each winte:
with her fashionable cousins in Albany
where abe had mot Mr. Delmarro.
Adjoining tho Chesleigh farm ls th
land of "old John Delmarro," as ho I
generally called, a orutsy old bnchcloi
whom none of hla neighbors know ex
oept by eight. Ho ia tho uncle of Phi
Delmarro, who is tho old man's favoi
ita, and as wa have ?sid he had com
lo spend the summer months wita al
The summer months paaaed qnlckl
by, and Phil, in spite of all the beaut
lal wooten hs bad seen, and womel
too, who had bestowed on him tb?!
.g^Ioatt stroke, tell desperately lu, loi
with this nu ic maulen, wtm.su Indiffcr
j ?nco to ail his Attentions only mado her
moro charming and desirable in bis
So it was not strange that ono dajr
white on ono of their numerous excur
sions, md while Teddy had gono farther
down thc river to tish, ho should take
this most excellent opportunity of mak
ing Llow acquainted with his great love
for her, and oller her his houri and
blow, taken hy surprise, replies, in
tho usual way, that sue is sorry, but
docs not caro enough for him to marry
him, ote. Only ono consolation does
she give him, ami that is that sho loves
no ono else. So Phil is comforted in a
?logree, thinking that some day ho may
bo able to win hor lovo.
Ho loaves her Ibero and wanders down
tho banks of tho river, for in his great
disappointment ho can hardly hoar to
Suddenly ho hoars a sharp cry and his
heart almost stands still, for it is Hew's
voice. Can she have fallon into tho wa
tor? Blaming himself for leaving bol
illero alone and so near tho water, ho
ruslu-s hack and socs Llew standing on
tho bank wringing her hands whilo in
the water In; discovered Teddy.
Without hesitation ho throws off his
coat and leaps into tho river. Ito is a
good swimmer, hut Toddy has become
unconscious and is very heavy, and it
is not without difficulty ho gets him to
Llew is standing perfectly motionless,
hut this moment has brought her to tho
knowledge thal she loves Phil Dchnarro
with all her heart, and that without him
her future life would bo a dreary blank.
When Phil roaches tho bnnk with tho
unconscious hoy in his arms ho carries
him to his uncle's house, which is not
Llow follows, silent and unrcmon
strating, and they soon roach the place
where Mr. Dolmarro is enjoying his
morning cigar on thc porch, and os tho
procession neared tho steps he called
ont to Phil in a gruff voice:
"Hollo! \Vhnt\ t up now? Look? as if
you'd boen near tho river!"
"Yes. We've had an accident," re
plied Phil, still holding the boy in bin
Hero tho old housekeeper made her
appearance, natch to tho relief of Phil,
who began to give orders for her to pre
paro a oed for nts little charge, and for
once she did not wait for her master's
bidding, because the distressed looks
on I dow's taco, who was standing hy,
touched tho heart of tin; old woman.
When Llew was left alone with the
old gentleman she summoned all her
courage and walked up to his chair and
stootl before him, much to his surprise,
for all the neighbors hail lookotl upon
him as an ogre, and no one had over
beforo been known to s|>eak to him un
less it was absolutely necessary.
"Mr. Delmuno, I um very sorry that
WO have been obliged to intrude upon
your quiet household, but it was quito
unavoidable, and I can only hope our
stay will boas short ns possible.
Sho stood waiting for an answer, b?tt
received none save a deep grunt, which
very nearly made her jump.
Just then Phil came out, his dripping
garments being changed for a dark
suit that was very becoming to him.
"You had best go to your brother,"
ho said in polite tones, loading tho
"Vos, but let mo lirst endeavor to
thank you for tho great service you have
-" but hero sho was interrupted by
"I Ail us not discuss til at. I am how
going for a physician. There is tho
room," anti ho hurried away. Llew and
Mrs. Smith made Teddy as comfortable
as possible, hut when ho recovered from
his sleep he was delirious. When Phil
anti tin; doctor carno ho was in a restless
'Ino good old doctor pronounced him
too ill tt> bo moved for a week or two,
to Llow's great horror. To stay a week
with that horrid obi man!
None knew what the old tuan thought,
for ho kept his thoughts to himself, and
sat most of tho day on the pu re h with
either a cigar or paper.
Phil next wont to Teddy's aunt, but
Toddy would have no one near him but
IJcw, so her aunt pucked a few things
in a valise anti sent thom to her.
It was uot long until tho whole, town
had heard of tho accident, and one and
all declared that "it was the strangest
thing they had ever board of that old
John Dchnarro would allow them folks
at his home."
Mr. Chesleigh, Aunt Mary, and the
doctor paid regular visits at tho farm,
and Teddy improved slowly under
Llew's tender cure. She seldom loft his
bedside,, .anti her nowly-discovcred love
grew sponger as she learned moro ol
Phil's noble nature. He was tho light
of the house, kind to everybody, but nh
great kindness to Teddy would have
won Llew's heart alone,
At last the day has como for Tcddy't
departure, and preparatory to this Llow
hus persuaded him to tako a nap. Sin
is sitting near tho lounge, her deft lin
Sers busily employed in putting thc
tushing touches to a smoking-cap foi
Mr. Delmarre, Sr., whoso heart sho ha?
won by making hersolf nocossary to hit
comfort in a thousand little ways, sueli
as reading his newspapers to him
and making dainty dishes for his lunch
Ill tho meantime her thoughts nn
with Mr. Delmarre, Jr., whose hoar
sho had won long ago.
Suddenly the door onons and the ob
jee! of her thoughts comes Into tb?
room. With a pretty gesture sho place:
ono linger on her lips for silence
Thinking himself unwelcome, be ls tip
toeing bis way out of thc roora when h
hears bis naroo, "Phil," pronounced ii
.oft, low tonos.
Turning with a surprised glance h<
retraces lils steps and comes to hor side
and ls still more astonished to see ha
piquant face bent low over her work
and covered with Musho n.
"Phil," she repeats, with ono swift
?hy, upward glance, "?lo you romombe
that once I sold I could never repay yot
for taring Teddy's Ufo?" her volo
"I beseech of you not to allude to tbs
day," for he romembors another inol
dent of that very ?hiv one that bring
painful thoughts to him.
..But I have changed my mind, an
will gire yon a very worthless gift, bi
one that you oneo salted for, and -and.,
- thoa breaking down *nd ?overing h<
faco with Ina* blinds. "Oh. Phil! Don't
you uuderstund! Must ! orono*) lo
"Oh, mj darling!''
Util j:i;.| ?il Lit.s junction Toddy raises
opon one . !'i ?... ;in(| is watching lln-so
interesting proceedings willi (wo largo
eves from whiuh : li sign. of sleep havo
"Well, Dew, I always liiou'.dil you
had lots of chock, bi;!* I didn't think
you'd have tin- voil to propose lu ti fol*
"Oh, Toddy!" erics Mow reproachful
ly with hinein;: chocks, while I'hil
breaks into un undignified roar, at
which Dew's ince grows rosier still, as
she boals ? hasty retreat, bul rushes in
to tho anns ol obi .Mr. I>i ?niara-, w ho,
holding 1e r tightly, marches Into tho
"What's un now?" ho exclaims willi
a smile that luis becotuo quito common
to him during Dew's stay.
When Phil's explanation is joven ho
says lo J.lew .
"S ) Pm i,..i to lose voil after all? 1
iuul ?pule decid? o to ask von lo remain
herc, if this s.t.unp didn't," nodding
toward Phil, "for you have become quito
indispensable to dim family.
Thou, laking I he hand of tho con
fused girl, ho placed i' in Phil's and
gently pushed tbeni from the room,
from there tlioy go Into tho little
Here we will pans- for lack of space
and leave our readers to imagine what
took place in the gardon.
A Story of Stores.
"Yes, tho late Emery A. St orra was a
character, sure ct i on ?h," remarked an
attorney who had grown gray in the
service. "Many anecdotes have been
told of his worn! ifni Inion) for word
painting and git! of repart'-.-, but noth
ing I have evi r heard quito equaled tho
oftuct on me of a little speech he made,
the first time I saw him. ll full ?eore of
years ago. He represented the plaintiff
in sonic commonplace action, nod the
lawyer for the defendant was a young
niau just blanching out. J he suit, 1
think, was for breach of contract, or
something similar. Tho budding attor
ney, who shall bo nameless here, w as
Woll aware of Storrs' ability, nnd ac
cordingly prepared his casi- with the
greatest care. Alter the evidence had
all boon heard he stood bet?re (he jury
and delivered a memorized .speech,
w hich wi s about 200 degrees higher
than the .subject. Storrs followed bim
" 'If tho court pleases, gentleman of
tho jury: I mil sure that I volco tho com
mon sentiment of u< all Judge, jurors,
spec tutors when I say that the address
of tho gentleman w ho has just spoken
has been to us a great delight. 1 have,
likened it in my own mind to some
great edifice some magnificent work of
architecture. But 1 um puzzled to de
termine, the particular school to which
it belongs. It is not Doric; it is too
ornate for that. It. is not Corinthian ; it
is not ornate enough for that. It is not
Ionic; it is too strong and massive to bo
Ionic. At this very moment, gentle
men, a story comes to my memory that
solves the problem. You all remember
tho old gray church-tho Second Pres
byterian, Dr. Patterson's -which used
to stand on thc corner of Wabash
avenue and Washington street. It was
a beautiful edifico, with its masonry of
gray. Its great decorated w indows, its
castellated towers. One day an old
man and Ida wife carno for tho li rat time
from their country homo to see this
great city; they walked up and down
nnd marveled as they saw tho busy
streets, thc Court-IIouso, tho stores, tho
warehouses on tho river, ami finally
they stood before the old gray church
Arms akimbo they gazed upon it in si
lent awe; but then the old gentleman,
turning ono eye on his wifo ami holding
the edifice fast by tho qther, said: "Nan
cy, what a splendid specimen of cathartio
"Tho jury was convulsed, tho effect
of thc other speeceh utterly destroyed,
mid Storrs won his case."
A Merciful Man.
"Tlie merciful man is merciful to his
beast." Yet how many farmers, and
especially farmers' boys, after beating a
leam in driving to tho village, think no
thing of letting them stand about tho
itrcehs for hours at a time, perhaps with
not oven a blanket, while they arc gos
siping nour a warm stove or taking ex
orcise about their ordinary business.
A cit i /en of Kalamazoo, Mich., got a
happy thought nnd, being a humane
man, acted on it. Noticing tho exposure
it teams coming to tho city, especially
in cold and stormy weather, ho deter
mined to givo farmers an opportunity to
mako their horses comfortable during
thoir stay. Ho purchased land just off
the principal street and proceeded with
his undertaking. Ho wns mado tho sub
ject of many joltos from all qunrters for
ais "foolish enlorprise," but ho went on
und carried out his plan, and to-day
thoro is nothing in Kalamazoo so popu
lar with country people coining to tho
city on business ns tho farmers' sheds.
They are described as follows:
On the rlKht 1? n Waiting-room, well-fur
nlshed and comfortably wanned, supplied
with hooka for overcoats nod hats and ward
robes, and apartments for bulles' wraps; lu
Knottier room am tables anil A restaurant;
as you pass Into tho yard ls a tank of water
for horses. You drive up to the platform of
the waiting-room, you and your ladles
?light by simply stepping on thc plato . m ;
rou hand A dim o to nu attendant ho.-.."cl
une! he takes your horse and buggy to nu
empty (itali to stand until you call,?ovlng him
ill needed attention. (Jive two dimes, and
your horse ls not only attended to but fed,
in either case you arc entitled to the privi
leges of the walUim-raom, which Includes
tables whore you may partake of your own
lunch, free, or for a low rate you have as
ample a bill of fnro to choose from as you
may desire, When yon chooso you nnd
yours go out on the street, transact your
business, do all your errands, and return to
the shed waiting-room.
Sundays these sheds ure lilied. Ladies
arrange their toilets, leave their extra
wraps, and on thoir return from church
they take a warm soapstone, get thor
oughly warm, and find it muon pleas
anter than formerly, before these sheds
wore offered. A portion of those sheds
have doors and looks, so If a man conies
in and desiros perfect safety from thieves
he ean hate it Why should not all
principal villages htvo tboso humane
helps to the comfort of farmers' horses?
Or. Oliver Wendell H?hnen ia still a
frequent visitor to tho Old Comer Book
X Uara? Mi.il lit Taking the Plac? nf Tro.
Drive-whist ls raging in tho East aa
firogrossivo euchre raged in tho West
nst season, lt has been introduced in
a limited number of Detroit homes by
ladies and gentlemen, who practiced it
while visiting Boston, New York, and
Philadelphia friends. Drivo-whist is
not very unlike progressive euchre in
its general form. Any number of tables
may be brought into tho game; ono
hand is played, and then the couplo
change tables, advancing in rotation,
ss in progressive euchre; only in drive
whist tho same partner is kept through
out thc evening. Thon, again, it is
more social, because each couplo must
in thc course of tho evening moot with
and play every oilier couplo in tho room,
unless, of course, there arc moro couples
than thero aro hands played; but, as it
is possible to play from thirty to thirty
five hands between tho hours of 8 and
10:30 o'clock, tho last contingency is
not likely to arise. Players assert that
the game is very fascinating.
To pla}' drivo-whist, tho host or
hostess must procuro score cards in
sufficient number so as to provide each
couplo with one. These score cards aro
niano like dancing programmes to bo
fastened by a cord, and givo r spaco at
thc top for tho lady's name and address,
and opposite, tho gentleman's namo
whoso partner she is. Below the card
is ruled in spaces so that there is ono
column for points won, another for
points lost, and a third for tho names of
your opponents. Thc maimer of choos
ing partners for the evening is left to
the ingenuity of the hostess, and differ
ent ways are, adopted. Ono is to write
the gentlemen's names on the score
cards (ono namo on each caril) and then
let thc ladies draw ono card each.
When partners arc once selected they
arc kept throughout tho evening. Tho
cards arc dealt and one hand is played.
At tho ond one couple at each table h aa i
won a number of points and tho othor i
couplo has lost. Tho gentlemen then
make a record, each on Iiis own card, of i
the points won or lost, with tho names
of tho other couple. Tho losing couplo i
at tho table then change places, each
goin^ to the next table, and the losing i
couple at tho head table going to tho
vacant place at thc foot. Another hand
is dealt and played, another record |
made, another chango of positions fol
lows, and tho game goos on. At the
close of tho game, when the nflrabor of
hands previously decided upon havo i
been played, each couple adds together \
all tho points won and all lost, and this i
determines the difference. Tho couplo i
that has won thc greatest number of ?
points is entitled to the head prize, and
thc couple that lias lost tho greatest (
number of points gets the foot prize. ,
The prizes are provided by tho host or
hostess, or if a club meets to play it pro
cures prizes from its club fund for that
purpose. Thc scoro cards aro given to
tho ladies at tho completion of the game.
-A', Y. World. i
He Had Consulted His Directora.
A lar^e proportion of thc cotton-mill \
Iiroporty in Spindleville ls, ns everybody
cnows, in the hands of the Haughton '
family, who got it through the marriage 1
of one of tho daughters of the family to '
the man who started the mill business j
there. When he died tin; property,
through a series of perfectly natural '
steps, passed Into the control of the !
naughtons. Daniel Haughton, the head
of tho family, was a man of great na- '
taral shrewdness and strength of chnr- J
noter. His two brothers, Jacob and 1
Jeuiol, were always associated with '
him; hut, while his business proceed
ings were understood to bo with their 1
advice and consont, Daniel always held '
a sort of veto ix)wer over his brothers, (
and nothing was ever passed over his j
VOtO. Ile is dead now, but tho story of '
tho way in which lie used to "consult 1
his directors" is still told in Spindle
One day a cotton-broker called at th? '
ollice of tho mill of which Haughton ?
was treasurer, and offered him n big lot I
of cotton at a certain price. 1
"This is SO largo a contract," said i
Haughton, "that 1 really ought to con- ?
suit my directors about lt Thcy'ro in- I
sitie, and I'll just step in and consult
Jacob and Jchiol were in the inner
ollice. Daniel went in and explained
the proposition to them and said:
"Well, Bret Ina-Jacob, do you think
wc had better buy that cotton?"
"No, I don't tli i uk we had Brother
Daniel; not at that price."
"Well, Brother 'Hie), what do you
think WO bad better do about it?"
"I .shouldn't buy it, Brother Daniel;
not by any means."
"Oom!1 said Daniel.
Haughton went back to tho outer
ollice, where thc cotton-broker was
"Well, sir," said ho to tho man, "I've
consulted my directors, and I'll tako
that cotton nt the price you named!"
There is a story of a similar touch of
nature in tho case of tho sonior partner
Of the cotton mill at, coll it Bootby,
Conn. After lils death ono of tho exe
cutors found it necessary to consult
some of the directors. Ho accordingly
asked Mr. Parks what nction the board
of directors were accustomed to take un
der certain circumstances.
"I do not know,"' said tho director.
"Why, yes,11 said tho nuzzled lawyer,
"you must bo able to tell mo something.
A director for ninny years, you of course
attended tho meetings and assisted in
Crowing momentarily more embar
rassed, the director lenncd forward at
let and I rankly explained.
"All true; 1 ought to know, hut tho
faot is 1 usually got notice of a directors'
meeting the day after it lind tnkon
Bagley (confidentially to pickpocket
on thc back platform) "My goo I fol
low, 1 wish you wouldn't try that."
PickpoCkot (in great trepidation) "I,
sir? Why, I " Bagley (soothingly)
-"There".there, don't apologize. You've
boon trying to pick my pocket, and I
think ii my duty to toll you that tho
wallet von nrc lingering fs tilled with
bills which I've boen trying to collect
for six months, and 'l don't bollevo
you cnn do any hotter."- Philadelphia
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A Illow nt si i ip.w-- S(>Mn> ASathotlo Qowni
Tn ken from Old l'icture*.
(From the Kew York Star. )
Tho season 1ms reached a poi id thal
is not productive of novelties in the
world of fashion, which whirls on in a
repetition of its toilets, scarcely paus
ing to breathe a sigh or drop n lear
for the dead Generali whose magnifi
cent presence so recently graced tho
festivo board, carrying sunshine in
his ?tuile, while his heart, was darken
ed by blighted hope and unrealized
dreams. Only personal association
with the latest of the dead heroes re
vealed the unselfish consideration of
his nature, which was as punctillious
in matters of etiquette as in affairs of
more serious import.
A striking characteristic of men who
arc kindly favored by nature is the
desire to liavo themselves photograph*
cd, but thia was an onerous and rarely
accomplished duty which the man who
used to bc known al thc handsomest
in thc army paid lo his friends and the
public; hence I treasure thc pho
tograph of him at his brightest and
best which hangs before me, as so few
If thc striped goods that a c piled
upon thc shop counters arc to consti
tute tho whole or a portion of our
costnmos for the coming season our
streets will look as though the convicts
from all of the penitentiaries in the
land were let loose upon them. No
magic of thc modiste can conven
striped material into anything stylish,
even though it bo need for the under
skirt alone, as I noticed in a Redfern
costume. To my objection, tho reply
waa that stripes seemed to obtain.
The costly goods in stripes arc quite
reduced in price and the fashion will
no? extend into the late spring.
Many gown, with sleeves of di (Ter
elit material arc seen lu imitation of a
costume that ?Sarah Bernhardt woro in
"Marion Delortne." Sometimes thc
skirt is slashed at the side over a pltisli
petticoat, in which case tho sleeves art
also of plush. The front breadth may
he of this material laced across willi
cords or dod in three places with rib
bon about two inches of width; titi?
may be picot edged or plain satin
ganze or velvet.
The charming gown which was won
hy a lady during a morning call that 1
recently made upon her tempted mc
to compliment her regarding its pic
turceque effect. It was composed ol
two shades of olive in camel's hair and
plush, the lower half of the sleeve.'
and the front being of thc latter, while
the straight, full back was of 80Ti, lita
camel's hair, in that rich shade whiel
catches and seems to imprison thc sun
beams. The sleeves had a huge hut
at thc top, ami were finished at tin
wrist like the neck, with ruffles ot'ob
A silk purse worked with ambo
Wends ami having a deep fringe ni then
at thc ends, was carelessly caught in i
buttonhole of thc corsage, furnishing
tho delightful bit of contrast, tba
with an amber comb tucked in hoi
huir gave completeness to tho piel un
diat she mude in this successful cop)
?f a 6tylc more than a century ago
diat was obtained from an old painting
Tho lady showell mn a gown ol' whit?
camel's hair and plush made in tin
?ame fashion. These gnvns aro quilt
light in weight, being made ou a tint
Inundation of crinoline. Many womel
iould obtain picturesqueness by study
ng and copying portraits of ancien
The ch?telain is again in doniand
more for the fan than for thc watch
A magnificent one thal is in a show
.ase at a jeweler's on Broadway Is In
austell with diamond? and has lw<
argo solitaires pendant together will
i heart, the size of which will favors
dy comparo with that of the fashions
de woman whoso waist it will adorn
\ chain of platina with diamond
tunken in ii is attached lo thc chatc
aiu, and also to a fan of oxquisitol;
minted white satan with stick? of peat
inlaid with gold. Tho newest fan
ire small and medium size; most o
hem have pearl sticks that are plain
curved or inlaid, ibo latter being vor
.ni-! ly. A handsome fan may be ol:
alned for $80, having pearl 6tick
.villi a tiny bunch of violets in ornum
tear the top ot thc outside stick, ?
roue bud is enameled on other fan
:hat aro painted with roses, but th
modest little violet makes far the pr?t
Short skirts or petticoats of Jorso
.ilk, willi ruffles of lace, are proferre
:o surah, because thc gown does nt
dick to thc smooth surface. They ai
)ometimc8 worn in phico of a damn
petticoat. Tho beautiful embrotdc
robes in cashmere and albatross clot
nakc graceful summer gowns, and ai
tvorn at homo from $15 to $10, tli
attcr having thc flowers worked ?
monillo. Tin rc is sufficient of til
wide pm! M o Very to form the eui il
ikirf. et it may introduced as pane
iud draped in a short tunic, using tl
narrow for the corsage t ii in min?
Lace combined with embroidery r
loves tho stiffness that, those putter
.owns aro likely to have. Quautith
>f ribbon must bc fastened ai omi
ihem. Some of tho reduced stock i
degum designs of potnpedour effe
iv i ll bo found very effective to usc i
ibis way. These colors also como i
tho new ribbons rcprosonting vine
Urines or sprigs.
A great deal of drawn work will I
teen on thin materials like batiste
lone nt homo thc expenso of this woi
is much reduced. Tho canvass <
stamino robes worked willi colors ai
very undesirable this season, ?ill hine
tho shop counter? aro flooded wi
thom. Fur trimming on wraps ai
iowns will bo worn very Into in t
icnson and are particularly need f
waning gowns, dunedin forms
Uvlish trimming rose color rclvet <
plush. Weat hr 'rimming and fur w
ia: seen on Indoor toilets even in ml
lummer. Tho new wraps will
(mite short in tho visite shape. Phi
will bo extensively used, and some
the new beaded material is particuh
The corsage ia not to bo point?
bnt made round, witt? the front son
time? ont in deep points filled in wi
a ruffle of lace, r
New Ideas lor Arranging Parlors.
Mme. du .suive, tho vnfo o? tho Rus
sian minister, who w:vs Midi :i wonder
ful woman in (?vory way, ?cl :i fashion
horo of breaking up tho long saloon
parlors into subdivisions und nooks.
Tlie minister took for his legation tho
typical furnished house with one long
parlor, willi light wall- and carpets and
a stiff row of red furniture sol around thc
parallelogram. The household genius
pm n long sofa opposite Ibo middle
door, and sel ii group of tall palin,
orange and rubber trotts al cither < nd
of it, letting thom run out into tho room
like capos of land. lt was easy enough
then t ) put other sofas against Ibis
hedgo of greenery, scatter the chairs,
tiie low tables willi lamps, and thc has
socks about. Lots of pillows for the
sofas and a soft bag of feathers hi old
brocade for each of tlc; larger chairs,
gavo tlc room a niosl Insurious and
comfortable air. and there was irregu
larity enough to make the general eftect
supremely art 1st ic.
Not every one lias a Itu- ian woman's
passion for palms and orange trees in
the drawing-room in winter, and tho
tall plants und small trees thal arc such
effective and Inevitable decorations of
European parlors are not in (ho sumo
favor here yet. The American house is
crowded with palms ai groat expenso
for one ?wening party, hut single
graceful tree is seldom kept lo delight
the. eye of the family ail thc while. Sev
eral women who can nul carry out
.Mme. de Struvo's prettily arranged
drawing-room with tlc palms have
broken the length of their saloon parlors
with arrangements of screens, am! made
the path from ono end of the room to
another a tonnons one, ia anil out past
the angles of screens. Some familiar
drawing-rooms an; so changed in this
wa}- that one hardly recognizes them in
their new muse. One long ami awk
ward parlor that I used to know is
brok( n into three cosey nooks, each
with its own little decorative arrange
ments and central ?dca, and each beau
lilied by a tall bras* lamp?n tho Hoer,
or by largo table lamps.
Another fancy of thc day for those
who have two small parlors, both with
door ; opening into ?he Itali, is to close
the hall door of the front parlor and set
the hat-rack or card-table against it.
this gives a much better chance to ar
range tho fiu ni;are of the front room ef
fectively, keeps oft' draughts from tho
open front door, and gives tho room the
cosey, shut-in look MI comforting in
wintertime. A diplomate*.-, wife wa
the tirst to set np th:s fashion, too, after
she had Struggled with and solved thc
problem of these narrow Am. r
Ican houses with small parlors
opening so nea rh on tho strei t door.
At ono nouso her where the front par
lor door has lately been shut, the door
of tho second parlor ls hack under tho
hall stairs, and the Servants hud un
amusing encounter with a deaf caller.
who insisted that he dal not want to ;;<>
io the dining-room if thc family was ai
table. Ile had supposed the ladies
would be in the parlor on thal day and
at that hour.- wat/tinglan ('nr. 'tn SI.
Louis (Uni? .Democrat.
Cleveland and Autograph Collec
An Indianapolis Journal correspond- ' ''
otu at Washington writes: A person
outside of Washington has no idea of
the immense amount of time the Presi
dent and his cabinet are compelled to
waste almost daily in writing autographs.
The. senators an; comparatively free
from tiiis nuisance, when one compares
the requests made of the President and
his cabinet. It is almost a syst om, tho
making of autographs at tho White
House, ami the President has been com
pelled to adopt some method, o-.- other
wise le: would have to refuse thc re
quests altogether, or else bo interrupted
every hour. The doorkeep! r at the
Cabinet-room is made the custodian of
nil autograph books sent to the White
Hons,.. He piles those dainty little vol
umes on a slcll on his big desk and lets
thom res! then! until about live o'clock
in thc afternoon, when lie opens each
one at thc proper pago and then carries
tlx*1* pile to tho library for Cleveland's in
spection. Tho l'reside!.t rarely looks
over the hooks, but takes up a pen and
dashes oil his name in a rapid manner
and posses to the next. Then tho door
keeper carries th" pile away. The Presi
dent generally, during this hour, writes
oft'a number of autograph-, on small
cards, with tho word- "executive man
sion" printed on om corner, t hese are
scut away by mali in answer lo tho
hundreds of requests that coi.ie through
Uncle Sam's carrier. Some one suggest
ed to the IVesidont that he lei ..ic ol his
clerks write his autographs, in:: ?c.- re
plied: "I am - tili aide lo use ci\ right
hand and ami, and it does i>, ; Like
long to sinn my name." So thc i bango
was nover suggested again.
A correspondent of tho Albany Jour
nal writes: A very bright young lady
who has been living In boston several
winters was invited to hear a lecture on
.ddaeicrs" al the Natural History rooms.
All the Harvard professors and scientific
people were present, and aller the
"(daciers" a paper on Paleozoic insects
was road by 8. II. Sotuldor of Cam
bridge'. Mr. Scudder is an enthusiastic
entomologist, and ho rushed through a
lone; list of scientific technicalities, dc
soriblng the difference between tho Palo
os?lo insect8 and tho insects of the pre -
cut day, their gradual evolutions from
period lo period, and ended by stating!
that cockroaches were tho only insects '
willoh remnlnod unchanged and aa
primarily created. In fact, they were
the oldest specimens of insects known
to num. \\ hen Mr. Scudder concluded,
a Harvard professor smilingly asked
thia young lady how she had enjoyed
tho lecture: "<">. VOW much,' was the
response. "1 don't understand much
about boga, bul it is very Interesting to
know that cockroaches are almost ns
old as some of our he-si Huston fami
A student at tho Onlvoralt) of Texas,
whoso homo ls at Uren h am, was about
to start homo to enjoy the Christmas
holidays. A friend remarked: "You
haven't got your watch on. You ought
not to go home without yourtinioploeo."
"What do I want a watch for at Bron
I ham? Titan isn't a pawnbroker Bhop
i in tho town." Tera* Siftings.
A DREADFUL TKAtiKDV.
Mysterious Wife-Murder ami Suicide by ??
A horrible tragedy occurred at Pied
mont, G reen vii lu county, last Wednes
day muming. Jumes W. King, a
r< aident of Piedmont, after accompa
nying to tho dopot his brother-in-law.
Phillips, who took thc up freight train,
returned lo his dwelling in tho village,
murdered his wife by stabbing her in
thc breast and throat with a knife, and
after this bloody ticed cut his own
Parties who suspected something
wrong broke open thc door of their
room and found Mrs. King lying in a
pool of blood, and her husband lying
across her, holli dead, and the knife
Iviugon King's breast. What lcd to
this dreadful event seems to bc wrap?
ped'in mystery. Evidently liing and
Ids wife (?iii not live happily together.
A. circumstance creating this belief is
hat Knur had recently notified mer
chants of Piedmont not to let his wile
lave goods on his account. King
Mimed his living by ditching, nial
ionic of his children worked as opera
ives in thc Piedmont factory. But
idle can bo learned of tho ppoplc.
They came to Piedmont as strangers
Vom North Carolina, lt is surmised
hat King had some family trouble,
ind had become insane when bc com
nittcd thc awful tragedy. King was
ibout forty-five or filly years ol agc.
They leave, it is said, nine children
loverai of them very young.
-The Burmese Crown Prince's son
s dead. His army ol 3,000 men has
icon dispersed, Gut) of them following
iis brother into thc dense forests ,n
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"inc Colognes, Paper and Enveloper,
lotnorandum Hooks, Face Powdorr,
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