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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
Tl I li PRESTON .MANSION
THU MO,T C KL Fr. UR AT FD HOME
IN THF. STATE
How tho Homo ol' Hie Domptons' it lt ol
til3 IVoU ons' K*V.\\>M? the T.neb ol'
Sherm m's Army-imorosilog Itt*ni'
IIIIHCCIICO* of h'oi inoi- l??.v?.
There is no house in Soul h Caro
liniv around whit;h cluster moro in
teresting associations thun ?ire ooo.
hooted with tho Preston mansion,
situated in Columbio.. This placo
was u few months ugo sold to thu
nuns of tho Ursuline Convent, lt
wits built l>y Ansley Hall, un Kng
lishnuin, and was subsequently sold
to Wndh Hampton, (ho grand
father ot>Hcnalpr Hampton. !t wu.
occupied Iii- the Hampton family
until is lu, whim il bronnie i ho prop,
ort y of ( hu .lohn S. Prest hf i, h rot li
er of tho celebrated statesman,
William 0; Preston. That was the
period of South Carolina's power,
when she was at the /.ontth . f her
NY eal th, and no nation eclipsd horin
culture anti refinement. This homo
of the Preston's was u typical
Southern home. Ii was an illustra
tion of tho Str tc's rise omi her de
elino. fortress Uko in it ; stony
strength', it stood amid a forest of
tropical foliage. Within was all
that was rich and rare. Paintings
from tho brush <>f eminent artists
decorated Hie walls, and statuary
gleamed in marble whiteness fruin
niche ami ale?se. (Jorgeous tapes
tries and rugs of brilliant colors il
lumined tho sombre oaken pa inna
nnd doors with light and warmth.
This ori.mtial luxury was enhanced
by slaves who moved noiselessly
about, bearing silver trays of fruit
and wine, while oilier.' stood like
statutes of ebony, awaiting tho call
of their masters.
It was hore Hutt (he ruling spir
its of the ?lay assembled. Pel to
ff re w and O'Neil, Preston ami
Hoyne, formed iv galaxy, from
which flashed in rival splendor
darts of wit and w isdom. Stately
Women presided over lids home
With queenly grain. This mon
archal regime continued uni il the
outbreak ol' the war in 1801.
During (.lenora! Sherman's occu
pancy of Columbia Ute following
incident occurred :
It Was the morning after Ute
dreadful conflagration thal left ibo
city in ruins, thal rt group of home
less women were assembled in the
graveyard of St. Peter's church.
The sun was rising in burnished
bars of light over tho smouldering
city, and in the dawn of Ibo new
day the scene was weird and piti
ful. This little number who hover
ed together were tho nuns of Ibo
"Ursuline convent." There they
stood, wnfchin&'the conven I near
In sight. Tho llame-, like serpents
of fire, era .vieil from tier to tier of
tho smoking wall-, until suddenly
they trembled end fell. In their
heavy ann- they buried all that
was most sacred to those Christina
women. The crucifix, tho shrines
mid all else was transformed Into
(?USt and ashes, and there t hey wait
ed-these desolate si del s, HOMtU
bowed low, until their -entice vadis
trailed in tho dank woods and
grass of (ho grave, while others
aloud with sublime faith illumina
ting their pith' lace-. Wy chance
General Shorn an it ml stall' pa- id
by. Seeing tho desolate lit tb
group, he dlsirfminlod, and ap
proaching (hom, ho extended hi^
hand t<> Mother Superior, and
cheerfully said: "Sister, these are
thc times to practico Christian for
titude." I'he tail ligure of Mother
Superior, shrouded in the ha' iii
motil ? nf her church, towered
grandly, as Imo calmly replied: -
"You, Honorai have made them HO."
Kor a moment tho great soldier's
faco flushed, and ho was silent,
".Madam, I am very sorry that your
convent was burned," he said, "but
you shall not remain h?melos; ; se
lect any unoccupied house in the
?Ity, Olid it shall bo yours." Moth
er Superior asked foi- the proston
house. This request was granted.
The mansi?n was accordingly oc
cupied and retained hy them until
many months after tb . close of tho
war, when lt w as again taken pos
session of by tho Proston family.
It was then a wreck of Its former
grumbler. The gigantic old trees
were enveloped in vine-, and all
the walls were mouldering henea! h
matted Ivy and moss. Tho tropic
nil oxuborenco of bloom was rc
??laced by unkepl hedge-.; water
rom broken mun thins dripped on
beds of wild lilies find reeds Hals
rustled through the dark shadows,
nod owls haunted the roots and
chimneys. Tho interior of the
home was dismantled of Its former
glory Paintings and statuary and
dil that w as rare and boautllul had
fUtftppercd; tho fragments of shat
tered minors clung to Huir tar
nished frames i sculptured c?micos
were? broken, and dosolntlen brood
But in nothing was the Irony of
fato moro poignantly Illustrated
?hun when the coul l ly Preston was
compelled to sell bis homo to tho
miscreant Ooverilor of South Caro
lina, who<e adiiiinistralion proved
to be the most brilliant ami corrupt
?f tho prosed! century. There in
tho ancestral homo of a noble, polit
ical vultures met and p I pd tho
nights in Inventing nev. forms of
fraud and in revelry end carousal,
But lo-diW oil ls changed. Tim
Pro-don ami Hampton families ni e
Almost oxjajlt, ^
poverty and lus ow n rollies, has he
roine u shattered wreck o.nl a pen
The old mansi?n, thal in year
past resounded lo the eloquence of
Statesmen, and was once the haunt
ot prbtlfgal traitors, Ino. now 1)0
eoiue Hip shrine of the Church,
w hero holy-women kneel amt in
voke ? hui's blessings bofo.ro tho
\ " i i; r i 11 and tho oi'ltoiil.V,
Mother Superior's hopes and
prayers |iad for years hoon ehntorcd
OH the Pre toil home as a convent
for her followers,
I for prayers were answered, hut
late; only a few months ngo she
died, und hoi hody was hud be
neath the shadows ol' St. Peter's
elturch, in tho very spot whore she
hud mod when l?ciicrnl sherman
mei her more than twenty years
ago, and bade her occupy tho Pros
ton bouse as h, r home.
And now- at twillghl the vespers
lloat (brough thu laurels and the
OOM, :<"d Ibo groat stone pile rises
up grandly, ns a monument of de
parted ?.dory.- Miss Orchards in
The w hite ol'an ogg is au excel
lent pol isl) for kid hoot--.
For chapped hands dissolve Iwo
ounces of glycerine, two teaspoon
fuls borax, in one pint of water.
A table spoonful of turpentine!
boiled with clothes will greatly
aid the whitcnini* process.
Pieces ol stale lavad may be dip
ped In an egg, tried brown, and '
SCH ed a< lill omelet.
if troubled willi chapped hands,
apply, after washing well, a small
drop of honey. l!nb in and wipe
Ifuslmnds. Held tho baby half
Hie lime, and always start the lire
ill the morning and put on (he tea
A lew quince seed boiled in water
and perfumed w ill keep tho hair in
curl longer Ullin tito USO of any oth
er prep '.rat 'on.
I n p >1 ?sh!ng shoos, il tho blncki . ^
i moistened willi a little milk In
--(ead < |' water, they will polish
w ith h time and effort.
Peach leave- pounded lo n pulp
and applied tu a bm Iso, Ol' Wound
! from a rusty nail, or a -impie cut,
w ill give immediate relief.
A little borax pu! in tho w ater in
willoh -carlet napkins and red-bor
dered table cloths are wa-hed. w ill
prevent them from fading.
A few dri ps of ammonia in a cup
ful ol' wann rain-water, carefully
applied with a sponge, w ill remove
spots from paintings ami chromos.
A few cent's of corrosive subli
mate dissolved in alcohol, and ap
plied willi a font hoi*, will extermi
nate bed bugs, ll i- it deadly pols-j
Powdered pipe clay mixed willi
i water to tho consistency of cream
and left on for several hours, is
-. moi I m CH used I - ? ri m o ve oil staiu<
I from paper.
discolored (ca a od coffee pol s can
bc ?deaned by putting a lew tabla*
! SpOOllful of wood ashes w ith a lillie -
I water. Se! oil Uro and lol boil a
I few minnies.
I Teclean gold Jewelry with stones |
' in, w i-h in wa rn sud . made of il nc
-oap, w it ii ten or tineen drops of
j s al-vol ut i ll in il. This muk?s jew
elry very brilliant.
To lake rusl from slool, cover
j willi SJ wool oil and ru!? il in well.
Let if he forly-elghf hours, then
polish with unsluckcd lime till tho
The cellier of (he fable is HOW oc
cupied by a fanciful square or -trip
ol' embroidery or applione, or a low
muss of (lowers und folinge, where
lormoriy the cporgue or largo cns.
'i'o ?ol (he color in black' or dark
hosiery, calicoes, ciimbl'li s, etc.,
put a (urge tablespoonful ?d' black
peppor info a pail <>f w ater, and lo!
the articles ||t) in soak fora couple
To euro enr?nelio, put (Ivo drops of I
chloroform on n little cotton. Place |
this in the bowl of a clay pipe, Dieu
blow the vapor through Hie .stem
into flic c ir, and instant relief will
As un anodyn o expectoran!,
A ye r's < 'berry Pectoral is broil) p4
ill ?ts UCtloib ll checks til ad
vance of dlsortSO, allays all tenden
cy to inflammation and con Ul inp*
Hon, and speedily restores thc
Young ipan, you had hi tter not
try to Hill With a pair ol ha/.rl eyes.
I t is a waste ?d' time ami dnngorou .
They Aro leSS susceptible (han Hm
blue', and 0I1C0 (lOCOlVOcl ?lo not pine
away III grief, hut rally for rovoilgfl
und take lt out in scorn. If you
tuckia tMOID you |md botler go in fco
win or leavi' Hu? country. And
while l think ??f lt PH maka nrfoth*
rr remark: Winni you woo and
w in and wed you lind hotter keep
on wooing afiorwar?!, or ?eave the
COu?lf.V- it lukes u power of love
to do (nenv
Everybody In tho eliurch, c-xoeyl
thc new pastor himself, seemed to
enjoy it w hen ho Jost tho placo in
m imiM rlpt, ami while nunllng
lt Hooke of "Ksau, w ho sold bis
Of pol right.1'
W ATLANTA <J<>8.?> MINK
(?ie Thousand Dollar's Worth
ol' Mg g i* 1'ivaii 0 Small
UH ?>i' < j roil nd .
(\.a?-litu Lou: .Mr. 15. |\ Dodge,
( lu- ( ICM I i i roiid conductor, lives
aL <">..! Frazier siroot.
I tack nf his house Mr. Dod go lias
a yard ?IO hy 00 fool. This yard ls
divided into pon i. Knelt pen ls Ull
ed willi fancy-brod poultry. Front
this yard (Vir, Dodgo sold las! year '
> l,o:i!i world of eggs.
Think or it. I-Touucing $1,000
wandi ul eggs rroni a ld! of ground,
smallor (han (ii - Kimball house
hall room, in which fashion disports
in tin' dani '-, or oven smallor (lian
(ho billion! ronni dow n (airs, in
which (ho chivalry sworn* al (he
chalk whoa (hov make ti wil l -Iud.
Smallor Mian those editorial r.ooms,
nt which a country sal scriber once
and a while lays an egg-and yoi !
from (hal populous and fertile lillie j
dist rici Mr. Dodge gilt hoied in ono
your $!,000 worth ol ogg-.
t)f course (lio egg* wore -old a! a
fancy price. They brough! an av
erage of Iwo dollars a dozen. I>u(
over OOO dozen eggs did (his poul
terer actually market from a loi in
by f?0 feet. I lore Ito has seventeen
varieties of chickens, bach pilled
against Hie other. When Itu has
tested the various breeds lie I hen
tests lin- difieren! food<. Ile ex
periments willi incubators, with j
brooders, w ith indefinite device- for
packing and preserving eggs, w ith
disease- of poultry ami their reme
dios. Season by season for seven
years he ha-- by slow demonstra
tion <>f experience wrought out
Prncllenl SocialIHIII in Sv. ?I .-t-r'ann. I
Tuero is inuoh inoro govcrnnii nt in
Switzerland than with IIB, and finch less
play of individuality, la small cont
milnes, for oxainplo, Ilka Villeneuve,
there.oro features of practical inlisni,
which have < \i i< il apparently from thu < 1
curliest times. Certain things oro held in i
common, as iiiounlaiti |Kisluritgo mid thu
forests, from which each family has a ?
prbvision of fuel. Theso and other
possessions of Ibo conintuno ar?.n
fided lo ile ?.iihlic faith." and Ire ipasa is ?
punished with signal severity,
Tho trees are relied under govi rm nen I
inspection, and lim w oods aro never eu! 1
oft wholesale. When n tic?is chopped
down n lief ii planted, mid tho Hood
Hint rnyago Italy from (lie mountain ; |
denuded or their for? sis an- unknown lo j i
th?- wiser Swiss. Throughout Switzer
land tlitvfttato insures against lire and i:i
tlicts penalties for neglect and careless- ;
ness fruin which tires may result. Iv lil
eah* ni isooinpulsory, and there is a ii i l
military service, and a show of [itililic !
forccovorywhcTowhic.il is quito unknown !
le our iiiniei^iiliorcd, cosy gobing republic
-W. I). I lowells in Harper's.
A ra-a ?ilion-, ntuit'H illlsfnrt uno,
ilhislrnting thu add it iona I aggravation
which objectionable nttoiidant eirciim
stances > leid t > ibo victim of au aeeiilent,
(ho Saunterer recalls a ?tory told bini ? 1
sonic time ago by tho genial 13. 1*. shil- ?
labor, tho well known Mrs, Partington, i
A certain prominent and fastidious I - -
fenian li;nl dp- misfortune to IK- knocked
down and run over hy a city scavenger
wagon, l>y which Ol.f his legs WHS
broken. While he wis at tho City boa- !
?.ital, a friend called lo express his -or- 1
row fm* the unfortunate gentleman, ex
pressing his regie) particularly at tho ex
tent bf ilu- > 'ilier's injury. Tho sufferer I
heaved a deep aigh, and (hen. turning to I
hi-, visitor, said: ..Yes, (Jcol'ge, ?l's I
blighty hard. lt's lad Cliotlgh to IM
knocked down, run over, nlid have mn 's
log broken, surely; but. oh, heavens! for
a mau of my ( loih to be knockt d down,
run over ami my leg broken hy a lihliv
swill car! thc thought is unliearabloI '
Boston Rtidgct ?.Saunterer,''
Til? ( alunan al Midnight.
Thc row of cabs and Johns ? . 11 tho west
sido of Union wjtiaro at miduigkl presents
a carious picture of human lifo ia tho
winter season. The patient horses slain!
hud free/.o without protest. Thc drivers
keep arms and legs in motion, mid Hork
together mr company. Hui they don't
talk. Ona very cold night an cxjicri
(-need caiman will only part his lips a
quarter of an inch to say "Keb, B'I*J"
li ho said "Cab, sir." the mouth would
have lo he opened nt lea-l half au inch,
..E" having tim flattest of tho vowel
sounds, No cal.niau will reface, how
over, io talk volubly on tho iciest evening
in a disputo over fare, li warms him
up, too.--Now Vork Sun?
OlllX.'l Clips from Venice.
TllO lire! RlfW-ieupH caine from Venice
during (he Sixteenth century, and from
thal limo tn Koelely began lo loso many
of its pr! m I Ive wtsyn nial Income, ia a
on", m io refill Host on IJudgot.
The Deinocnttie Convention, of
Oregon, bas ndoplod a platform
thoroughly adopting Cleveland's
Tho Haleigh rogues are -HU in
Toronto, Tho North Carolina
Stn le's at tor noy has offered to pro -
cute them for forgery only, and
(heir counsel has advised (.hom lo
accept Iiis terms.
Kiicrgy w ill do almost anything,
but it cannot exist, if Hie blood is
impuro ami movos sluggishly
in the veins. There ls nothing so
good for cleansing ilia blood and
iuiparling energy lo the system as
Ayer'sSa aparilli. Priced I. Six
bottles, $.>. Sold hy druggists.
There are shrewd, careful men in
tho country who are bound to crowd
the weak to the wall. One of t hem
bought Home?- < in-eh-y's autograph
(it at Hale Die oilier day, and within
U\ir bulldozt?d tl ('hi?ese
HOM li LY WOMLN.
ARE THEY IN FACT REAL NECESSI
TIES OF LIFE?
I'lainiM'us An About i nut ?on, There Itt*?
inj- No lltvtMoii Wily Any SliotiUI ll??
l i y -Tin-i ?: i; s ! *.e<vu.'<l ? nc. 1*11 l*?? ll .
1 :. I Tl'ailKlltiSHtoil Of I llltOKH.
Xo amount of moralizing con
cerning Hu? "s anity of beauty" will
chungo thc fuel Uutl a beautiful
lin main hoing, oro Itoutltlful anini.il
arouses enthusiasm ami commands
devotion which ugly goodness (?)
fails to attract ; ind no wonder, In
deed I must confess to havin.: fol
lowed a handsome woman ami a
lovely child for blocks, ju<t loon
Joy tho atmosph?re of harmony
radiated by t lu i r charm -.
Hoauty, Uko grateful incens?,
thrills my soul. I do liol Uko ugli*
11" . neilin r do other sensible peo
ple, ami il is an ullednHon to pro
tend that one would ju- t as soon bo
ugly us handsome. Why. the most
intellectual mun I know declares |
thal bc would he willing tn barter
hi--brains for tho form'und features!
?d' a il A polio.
Not all of u- would go tluil far,
I hough one would hesitate and;
think twice if tho choice were ?
simple beauty or bruins,
i.iii why should anybody bc ugly ?
The very comeliness of sume per- |
sons argues that all human beings
ought i<> be attractive, at lensl (hat 1
nil of those whose general evolu
tion coincides with our own ought
lo enjoy -mular advantages in
poi nt et nt i ruction.
Does uni failure to preiioul a plea
sing exterior furnish proof conclu
sive of disobedience tu some law of
lil"** governing those conditions of
beauly? fur my part I never soo 1
nu ugly man or Woman Ihtil I do
not i ni med i.; t ely decide thal bis Ol'I
her am-. tors were either ..inners ?
ur bigots, beean-?' deformity and'
[liseuse follow sin to thc third and !
fourth general ions, ns surely ns do
si ru dion follow s li re.
lt i-a delicate subject, hut one
worthy of consideration, that far
mer- ami stock-breeders (uko Ibo
trouble lo study ami understand nil
of the laws of brooding, ronring ami
training tn produce perice! animals,
while tho glory and dignity of per
fection in human offsprings are
From tho eonveotionnl point of
view ? ls bud hu m to give though!
lo developing (I perfect human ani
mal, hut from a sensible -laml| ?-int
it mus! he admitted lhal lhere is
danger t hat tho spread of disenso
and -in will so weak? ii (he human
hold on hf" UH to threaten (?le pel
pel ll i ly of I he raeo. I m len I I know
mi eminent scholar who bel love's
lhal il i only a 11 lies! ion of lime
w hen .(his planet w ill become de
populated, mu from chemical ina*
ihiptnhility of Hie li II ti III ii family lo
go on reproducing; ami ono i ucl tu
rn 1 to ridicule the theory hus only
lo remember Hint whore formerly
fen children were welcomed as a |
good family, live are now consider
ed a large family, and many moth*
i ?rs con ?der themselves stiillcicnt
|y blessed when two f h I ld rou nro I
horn to I ?lem ; while still Others can
no!, or will md, hu ve children af al I ;
and ll?i< chungo i- tailing pince
milong thc higher, m ue cultured
ami intellect uni rucos; Inrgc fumi*
IIo** remaining the rule willi the
poorer an.I pea-ant classe-- mik ;
and be il confessed with sorrow ami
regret (hut those hitler are those
best minuted physically to (holm*
portant functions of paternity'ami
maternity, when instead the rela
tion of physical development lo
menial endowment should bd so
[>Xi|ui.*,ito thu! nu n ami women of
beauly ami brains .dionld bethe:
parents of god <.
Herbert Spencer says! "Infinite
pains w ill bo I a ken to prod: ?ce a ra
i- r (hill .-itali Will the herby, none
lo produce u modern Athlet,' wide ii
HdUtcineht is literally (rue, if one
t'xeopl tie-few hruial and degrad
ing specimens of modern nlhloli . ?
whose souls dorise nUovo tho firs!
lights of Ibo prize ring.
The high pressure of tho presen I
syst om of living has led (oso ninny
evils thal ailment- if not net Hill di
senses have per force of their prc*
valence boon nd ni I lt ed into polite
[drclcs HS subjects for general con
versation, and with .-neb a mental
altitude toward disenso sou nd bodi
ly lion lill hus conned lo be consider
0?', us tho highOvd en do wine nf of tho
Flacky accomplishment have
supped vitality, ami stimulants
taking the place of nourish ment re
sult-are u oakeiied ami disturbed
bodily condition ..
I once heard a clergyman say j
from hi- pulpit that a plain woman
was thc delight ami glory of God,
w hile il handsome woman was Hie
natural pre.- of t he de vii, and willi'
all regard for his cloth I dill bo*
lieVO Hint tho reverend gentleman
was hine elf a victim ot the vices or
biol liver of some nilCOStOI' whose
misery colored tho horizon willi me
.As I remember him now, hollow
and narrow-chested, with eare
WOrin cheeks and sunken eyes. I
do not wonder thal beauty SOO in Od
to him profane; he w as out of har
mony physically and could not put
himself OU r.ipport with physical
The body ls tho temple of Hie soul
andas such is certainly worthy of
intelligent though! directed toward
its Upbulldmont nm! beauty, There.
uro certain l;i\vs governing tho do*
volopmciil of he.lilli mid morals
which ?ii my opinion should uncon
trolled hy Ibo Stale.
"Wind ! n rbi tra ry laws fur govoi
niiigmy individual habits" ono ox-I
claims, "lu resy."
Nui no, my (?oar dr, whom moral
pestilence Which O?Vod my peace i
fol lo WK you r noglocl of oorla i II rulos
of lifo. Von have rights, hut so
Ami what righi has ooo of en
feebled energies mit I vicious tippc
(itos in h..cuni'- a parent, lidding
another to tho lawless nod almost ;
irrospon ?'?lc of iho moo?
I'<c. :i wcnkciiori and diseased la
( lu i- or ?H. -i her may ;. i ve to lite
world a ?on who i a criminal, tho
instinct foi* o rt ino born in him ami
impossible of cor rod ion-w lioso I ho
. in V
Ami tho HtjUOiinilsli prudery nf
your daught er may bo the nat ural
accompaniment ol a henri barron
of womanly tenderness mid mater
nal desire. Dui this is not virtue,
if i- IK?1 even mi);lesly, il i- mon. -
t rons, unnatural !
Children uro loo often, alas, vic
tim of causes which they can not
und parents will not control, ami so
men mid woim a go on charging to
tho account of high hoiiVoii tho
Idiots,criminal^, deformed nm! un
sightly offspring horn lo them,
when heaven weep, ul tho sight;
while thc sentimental godly shake
their heads sagely and denounce
All bosh! homily is divine, ii is a
power which every riglil-mimled
man ami woman should desire lo
possess as they value virtue and im
?dilly of chu racier, ii ls thc \ er,*,
essence of harmony willi eternal
i in pet il - In
:ift from divino
us wa H formerly
?talion io * auii v
during tho las! few y om
KH hoon given <?? tho pos
it heller development
among cert aili classes and n reac
tion Inis set in In laver nf schools
for physical culturo. (Jirls who
were formerly (might that delicacy
was essential lo"l. idy-likoism" uro
now penni! led tho freedom nf many
active sports, ?md ibo individual
results tim such as lo urotisis hope
for the race.
Vitality!* no longer considered
vulgar, und t here is much lo (alcoo
ra go he!i? f thai beauly of fuco mid
physique \vill -oo11 enjoy ils. proper
exalt at ?"ii a s il j
wisdom and not,
(aught, us a (ian
1111(1 .-hallow ne--.
?Sensible die s v, ?ii undouhtly j
have much lo ile willi tin . Ix 11er
physical condition, and thu! is one |
reason why eliortsul innovation on 1
reforming fashions are meeting
willi snell generous success. I'hy I
.deal beauty and good nature are1
pow erful alt rad ions, and added lo i
good sense their sway tn stipiN mo.
Irrational modes of dre- - entail-;
ing discomfort und disorders w hich
undermine homily li a ve been mild
ly delied hy a few women in some
ot'the essential detail : during a
few yours past, and in proportion
to thc chock upon I ho vigorous'au
thority of debusing fashions luis the
advance . In Ind I ty development
Complex inns ii i*o bettor now than
lliey wen live yours ugo, tim result
perhaps of tho jnoof iiliordod hy
Miss Von Millern and her pedes
trian associates, thu! women proper- ?
ly clad can w alk withon4 injury lo
any par! of their organizations, I
Which fur from being delicate us
some (;roakors would huvo us be
love, uro phcllOininul l'or their j
The habits of civiliza!iou uro re
sponsible for weakened Icmini'y, ?
and IIS soon ns women come lo ap
preciate the truth that ovciilowillg '
bouilli i (he Keerd of beauty and
tho passport lo popular fuvor^ we
hall lind athletic sporl-, Ibo pn
t ron ugo of Ibo swimming !>;.'. h, tho I
long I rn inp, Hie our, und tho gymna
sium coinciden! willi Hie doily Ink
ing oi food, nuil considered part of
one'-, physienl necessities, Wo
shu 11 ilise, I believe, sec dress med
dled to mool Ibo exigencies of these
more active re.pi i i ci?en I 9.
Already woman are adopting
yachting cosliimos, fencing gowns
ami riding dresses mudo willi a
vlovv i o their uses, und ono may not
he over SUIIgUitlO tn predict lilli!
these sensible modifica!ions will in
limo extend lo till dross until utili
ty ami bounty w ill become coinci-:
Long dross so well stilled lo UK
parlor will ho fourni in woman''
cuso, UH ii was in ni nu's when civil,
indu-trial and military life become
engrossing occupations, unnatural
ami om bur rn ssl n g covering, und il '
will he reduced to Hie true relation
nf object purpose, Why should we
tolerat ugliness as a nocosslty
when intelligent (hough! directed
toward intelligent development
will save tho hirth of ugly children
and do mu li I > corr* ill the evil
abroad in t he land.
lt is hy no means Impossible (hat
w e should cultivate beauty and pro
portion willoh wjll make our age
mid time I Istoricill for iialural per
fection; ? ls not sodinlcult to strike
the bataneo between montai, phy
sical and moral faculties when ono
is devoted to Ibo work. The anc
ients exulted Hie physienl nt tho
expon ?e of the mental, and we have
exalted the mental and nervous at
(ho OXpUDSO ol' (he physienl, w hen,
indeed, we have given (he SUhJOCt
of development nay thought at lill.
Picture ii Venus of American
birth und nineteen! h cent ur?? attrb
butes so beautiful thal even the in
h?bil auls of Mars will go io infinite
labor ami expense to procure
of hov lo graco their museums.
Ah, what a picluronf human glo
ry possesses my soul ul the thought
-hut ulas, lipon my vision dents ?1
liscord in Hie conventional nine
toon-inch corset, with n bustle of
huge proportions swaying lo and
fro ns she walks.
Tho discord has dono ils perfect
w ork, hack upon my dreams rushes
(he world, with all of ils sorrow,
weak nos-. Mini diseases, neverthe
less, there aro Ihose who will ad
mll thal Ugly women are a sin
tgainst nalino, ?un? agree with me
that tho home ol' tho furl ure lie- in
iho patient upbuilding 01 physical,
menial end ne.ral character, a;
-touchy (om-ile mighty struct
ures grow which are thc pride and
admiral ion ol' i ho aires.
?Miss Nannie (?ilkorson a charin-1 '
ing young lady of Lauren ; county, j .
is visiting her ?islcr, Mrs, M. i'.
Dickson, m ar Pendleton.- Ander
son I ulolligence. (
A Utile hoy ! yours of ago w an- '
dered away ?1 un home a row days ;
ago near Conway S. c., and was
lost. Several days afterwards, his M
dead hotly wan found in Iho woods. | <
La ( <->i In d ?' w ci,.
A pretty [mir of links consists ot S'a of gold
A hunch i.f grapes hi dark colored 1 .? : 1 T-1 ?
makes II unique scarf pin.
A coi.len canoe, with ours, not. mid aili lior
nt ia.-In d, isa pretty warf ornament.
hi scarf pins II ititlqtto iden is a razor nf I
gold, tho hlail" of which |y set. with seven |
iii..ve stretchers of oxidized (diver, etched
willi llower designs, aro quito popnlur with
i lie fair Rex.
Two ?. rain pom I st u>ls nml while Onyx
lieovo huilons are tho prn|>cr shirt front and
cult oriiiiiueut ? for evening dress.
A cigar box nf oxlili/.ed ?livor recently seen
contains -..i the ti.?? nu exquisitely finished
horse held liv a % I'OOI I, nil in .silver.
Two henri shaped ?M. '.f oxidised silver
in ropi.iis. .? decoration ure utilized to good
eireet nu eins jw for finley silk giirtcrs.
Pungent i, i ?li in gokl niuliUvi r,nro I ing
produced in a grenl variety of simpes. A ro?
..'ll' desi, ll represents :;l| an! nina I inf.
A large silver grillin stahl i I II;1 "ti n rock,
fruin ? ?deli hnilgs a lon ? 1 ..med piece, nlso
OL' Kilver, is ii pleasing design in imper cul
A pretty Iden hi brooches w R delicately
ni<<lil(i| band of hlnck onyx, tho wrist o'
which is encircled by 11 miniature, diamond
hr :. . Iel.
In lian-l ome bracelets 11 rich design is
composed el twisted lb antill gold, ROI in
front willi light turquoises about a Im f an
inch up li l.
A n..'. iiy. wu :'nl ns well us ornamental, is
n pin for iii-' huir, so arranged thai any
brooch with a common pin back cnn IKI fast
ened on ami utilized lura Iteii'l piece,
\ jockey's caji nf hine and while enamel,
i'iiii II 0-i t with gobi nu?l centered ni tho top
with an opal, is n pretty ornament,.11
Ririii'led asVo l?o worn either ns a brooch or
a scarf pin.
A sweet iiien ts pel recent ly Reen consists of
n S|H}oll, fork and knife i>f ?ilv?r, heavily
plated in 1 lin ! . I'liaiiieliteil ill thu handle
with small pieces of frosted Bil vet*, ri'prc
Foul lng napkins,
A beautiful hnrni link necklace, recently
placed on tho iiimkct, had |sii(lanl fruin tho I '
froid live largo emeralds and six rnhies. A
most ploanhig ctlVol was produced hy selling
Ibo nt ones nltoriiuloly.
In ..arlie;"- a pi'i.'l i v d' i. II i-i a triangular
dinned piece of vari colored gtdd, so worked
ns tu repri s nt i; Indy'i; Ince handkerchief. In |
one corin r is a siiinlle; inji ol l'or* small giir
netil feprofionthlg Hie iniii.d.
A hali 'lue scurf pin ls a lent, the Pedy
of Which ls compered ol' diiuuniid i. A heavy
puid btiiiil forms a fra me fur the muss of
slotics, anil projected front ibo Itee? is u -mall
golden spur willi a ? aniel..-- Jewelers'
A fan - : ."ul cigar box ri presenl l a bare leg
in oxidized silver, li is covered nit h aline
network ef gold .wires, mid consists at the
fe -i lif a siM'k of lin Hinno innti rial. 'I ii.-tee
is mien and is mied lo bold lite elgin'*, while
mi npciiiiiij ia ibo me!, ls ot iii. I yjf lite
UM.', lt*. - '.
Not v?rj Well Acquainted.
A pertain publie official, who will l??
immediately recognized win n ii is stated
Ihai lie i. a i i mal kai I;, handsome gent?o
lunn, nppronchhig middlonge, end thai
he Inc. brown eyes nud a very full hlnck
I MM ri I jtisl nu Melon l ly sprinkled willi gray
to BUggl'.d pepper mill ' ill. hail a plclislllll
surprise parly ni his house on Yuh lil inc's
dav. ll was tendered lo the recipient by
only oiii1 person, a young gentleman <?f
extremely hninnluro ago, whoso relation
ship thc huddle ngcil gentleman in
question ii very close. The lalo r was
gn ally pleased. Ile had been for years
longing for just such a ? u prise party.
He Idssi'd lin- HOW arrival with tillich
fervor and lcd in his little (laughter,
aged o years, to juin in the performance.
Tho countenance nf Ibo new arriv al was
somewhat lloi'kl. The little lady looked
al him and sized np liol' contract with
many misgivings. Finally she said, tim
idly: "I don't want lu kiss him, papa.
Ito looks so hot, mid I don't know him
very well." Brooklyn Eagle.
.Hie mimi Man arni Hie .Milli.
One blind from birth asked a man who
could s-v. "What color is mil!.:'' Tho
man w ho could roO replied I "TllO color
of milk is like white paper." Tho blind
man asked. "Thia color, then, rustles in
(he hands like pap 1 ." Tho man w ho
could seo replied! "No; it ls white, Uko
whitO flour." Tito blind man asked I
"Thou ii is Boftand pliable, Uko (lour, is"
ll?" Thc man who could BOO rc) lied :
..No; ii ls simply white, like a rabbit."
Thc blind man ?isled: "Then it is
downy mi l ?oft, lila- a rabbit?" Tho
man who could eeo replied! ";.<>; w hite
is a color exactly like snow." Thc blind
plan asked: "Then lt la cold, like snow,
ls ii?" And In spite of nil'tub coinporl?
f.ons w hich tho maa w ho could BOO lundo
still tho blind uvui wai wholly unable tu
comprehend what Hie color of milk
really was.--Thc Long Exile..-Tolstoi.
A house painter who slipped
from a staging tho other day, carry
ing I Mi bint, came
off, lt is Hidd, willi ffying colors,
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
lentils and Pamden (intlicrcd Prom
\m lons (%>uur(<M'H.
Mr. W.T. Marriott Judge Advo
cate (louerai of Gre, it Uri lain, Ima
King John of Abyssinia IM .-lill
nogoa!lng willi tho italian com
mander ai M a ?so wah.
Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Ifonly ad
dressed a large meeting ni Mitch
ellstown, 1 n l;in I, Tuesday.
At I inver, langland, recently,
[here was a sham Ugh I in which I 10,
HiM volunteers took part.
The Augusta hranch of tho At
imlic ('oust Line will he running
'rom .'-uniter to Orangeburg hy
M. Picquet has announced In tho
'humber <>r French Deputies the
tolley that his ministry will pur
Tho prospect for the pnssago'by
'ongrcss ot* the bill lo refund the
I ired lax i-> said lo bc very encour
The municipal campaign nt Cam?
len, s. c.. '-. said lo be very Wann,
ind in Sumter, S, ('., two tickets
viii be run.
Fx-Kcnutor Daggott, ol Brooklyn
-ay- Huit ibo nomination of Jamos
?. Blaine i- Inevitable notwith
standing hi- Idler of withdrawal.
Conni Tii"ir Karoly 1, cousin of
he Austrian Ambassador al Lun
ion, has boon killed ai Pos th in a
luci with Conni Uyherky, Clover
mr of Noograd.
The qiieslion of au open session
n the mai b !. of t ho (I sh erics treaty
>y Hie Culled stab s Somite luis
.cen roforre l by thom io tho com
nit lee on foreign adair-.
Tho n gular annual exhibition of
rmit began al Fulton Mutket, New
'erk,on Monday. Forty-six hun
!i'ed pounds was received from vn
iou parts of the conni i .v.
Anthony Comstock'.-; prosecution
n IMiiladeliihia of three newsmen
or selling copio- of Iho Fvonlng
Vlegram eouialnlng Illustrations
T tho nude in ort resulted in ac
iiiitlal of thc accused.
Account from Massowah .-lutes
hal Hie Abyssin Ia ns have seized
ho vintages uspoclcd ofglvti <? in
irmalioii to tho 1 ?allans, amt put
otho sword the inhabitants with
II ; regard lo age or sex.
elias. S. Cross and Kinnoul C.
Vhito, tho absconding niUcials of
he llaletgll Hank, were Up before
he police magistrales of Toronto,
!uundu, charged willi bringing sto
[?n money into I 'a?ada.
Thc Itussiau Czar and tho Popo
ia vc approved Hie preliminaries of
convention between Itussta and
he V:il ?can. When I ho details
re fully arranged Russia will send
minis!: r io the Vatican,
Mayor liewitt Im- addressed a
.tier io the chairman of the State
emile committee on nuance, ro
iimmending (hal Ibo quarantine
sluhlishmcut of New York bo
laced in charge <>i Ibo municipal
oard of hortlth.
The pictures purport inc/ jo be the
,'nrk of spirits In Mr. Marsh's tcm
le, N.-w York, under (he medium
hip of Mme. Di< De Har are said
? have been pai l of ile- collection
ll by Samuel Lowoilhlirg, a eol
.ctor, who died in poverty in 1880.
A N HW lil Al ll \ Till RP.
le Itobs I he )l'ostni?Kl reas and
CHAiit.r.sTON*, s. C., April 4.
olin Hawkins, assistant postmas
ter at Newberry, S. (',, has abscon?
ed, aller robbing tho ofuco of$o00.
irs, Herbert, the post mi.si ress,
ave him one hundred and ninety?
WO dollar- to buy a check on ('hur
Instead, lie botlglll a cheek for
nly seventeen dollars. On the
lay thal acknowledgement of tho
heck was line he loft, having tho
ame morning issuod three money
ri le rs for one hundred dollars each,
inyohle tohlinself on Orlando, Fer
landina lllld Sanford, Fla. Tho
wo first bogot the money for, hut
bc Sanford postmaster hoard of
he robbery and refused lo pay tho
Hawkins also rilled letters to
The Lui horan and Visitor." When
asl hoard of he was making his
ray to Pensacola.
Tiie Farmer's Club of Laurel's
ire fearless and outspoken. (Jov
irlior Richardson hud hardly re
.overed from the shock the Lisbon
?jul) gave him, when tho Mount
Ictliul Club ?alls loud for Captain
dilmon to toko tho helm ol tho
tinners' political ship again. Tho
.aureus farmers would not bo
ifrttld to attack the tariff, the flan?
.ries question, or the Mormon pro
den i.-St ar ta nV. rg Spartan.
The uity election in Columbia
Missed off quietly, and tho whole
lcd including tho
ormei Scalawag-Senator J. Mon?