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KUBLISHJSD EVERY TUESDAY.
ON22 DOLLAR As. YUAlt.
Tho poBtmastcr ut Chelsea station
had a conscience, of cout*se. Every
body hus. The public servants into
vrhojo hands the government's postul
affairs are intrusted are not generally
credited with being the possessors of
. m b an inconvenient article, but the
worthy official at the above-mentioned
point was an "xcoptlon to the rule.
An explanation of the statement
may bo given by telling you that not
only was Silas Gardiner the distributor
of the mailsbut a deacon in the Baptist
church as well, so although that same
conscience was composed of many of
the ingredients that also are con
stituent parts of India rubber, and
although it oftlmos became so elastic
as to allow of his reading postal cardB,
lottors not securely sealed and so forth,
we may bo suro that nevor was ho
guilty of such an ofTonse without ex
periencing many sovoro twinges of that
On Thursday afternoon there carao
an unusually strong temptation. Tho
four o'clock mail came in, bringing a
letter that sont the blood surging in
crimson waves over Postmastor Gardi
ner's face and made bis heart beat
against its prison like a trip-hammer.
it was not a very important-looking
letter; just u small, square, whito
envelope addressed in an ovun business
hand, but it was the name that pro
duced tho postmaster's paroxysm of
curiosity. It was no remarkable thing
for Miss Melllcent Darroll to bo tho
rooipiont of letters, but never before
had she received ono penned in tho
free, dashing hand that gracud tho
envelope thut lay he I ore him. Ho well
knew th it, for not a missive for Miss
Darroll had passed through the oillco
that ho had not oxaminod tho writing
Through tho long hours of the oven
ing while tho noighbors woro congro
gatod in tho little room there wus u
conflict in tho postmaster's mind.
Like tho Danish prince,.ho was trying
to solve, tho question : ''To bo or not
to be." " To do or not to do." By 8:40
the little room was deserted. Securely
fastening the outer door and tho ono
communicating with the ditting-room
of his sister's family, tho postmustor
removed the oil lamp from its ac
customed place on tho br?cket on tho
? wall of his desk in the corner and then
ouco more took up Miss Mollicent's
Ho hold it up to tho light; ho put it
back in box No. 13; he took it up and
looked at it aguiu, and then carefully
broke the seal and removed tho closely
written sheets from their covering.
He looked at them a few minutes us
they lay there exposed to view as if
wondering how ho had dared to be so
bold. But tho Rubicon was crossed :
there was no retreuting and he pushed
courageously forward and read Miss
Tho postmaster's life had always
been very prosaic. Thoro was but ono
thing in his remembrance that had
ever shed a roseato glow ovor the com
monplace, monotonous expanse of yours
that bo had lived through and that
was an unavowed affection for Millicent
x Darrel 1. Ho had worshipped her frorn
afar when they had gone to school
together at tho little rod-brick b.ouso
at the foot of the hill. Timo had but
served to strengthen this childish
devotion. Through youth and tho
first years of manhood she had been
his star of Bethlehem, as it were,'fully
as unapproachable as tho'igh she hud
in reality occupied a position in a world
far beyond tho sphere whoroin ho
She may havo boon awaro of tho
homago that was hers, but no on
couragoment was given tho admirer,
who was too fainthearted to givo ox
Eression to his regard by word or sign,
ut who hopelessly waited for some
ono olso to win tho prize that ho so much
valued. But for reasons best known
to herself alo'no Miss Darroll preferred
a life of single blessedness to one of
double wretchedness, and passed con
tentedly and comfortably into a state of
old-jn&ldonhood, and the postmastor
aoUled down into u chronic, love-lorn
melancholy, from which comatoso con
dition ho was partially aroused, now
and thon, by tho thought that sho
might yet change her mind and honor
.some, fortunate being with heart and
So that was tho situation when Miss
Darrell went down to the seashore ono
summor to visit her brother. Silus
Gardiner's heart was filled with inis
ivings during her absence, lost what
e had long feared should come to
pass. It was about a week after her
return, in the autumn, thai tho carrier
brought the lottor, tho very appearanco
of which was sufficient to produce
Much agitation in his broast, and a
perusal of which confirmed his instinc
tive belief in somo entangling alliance.
That night as ho read und reread tho
words that were intended for Miss
Melllcont's eyes alono, his hoart grew
heavy, for every lino breathed forth
an unmistakable devotion, which,
judging by tho frequent allusions to
future nappiness, was not unrequited.
It wus near morning when he com
pleted his deliberations ovor the letter,
and carefully locked it in a seldom
used compartment of his desk. Tho
next day Miss Darroll drove over to tho
offlco with her niece and namesuko,
who had accompanied her on her return
to Chelsa station, and inquired for
At tho disappointed " Is that all ?"
with which both ladies received the
contents of box No. 13 a wuve of re
pentance rolled over tho postmaster's
soul and the letter secreted in his
private desk aroso before him liko an
During tho next fow wooks lottors
1*1?! for Miss Darrel 1 on an averago of
once a day?lottors whoso tone ranged
through tho various phasos of humau
passion, from most tondor affection to
extreme anger at their failure to elicit
a reply, and each as it arrived was read
by Mr. Gardiner with a sort of a grim
satisfaction and doposltcd with its pro
Miss Mollicent's niece was crying.
11 1 iean'f understand it," sho said to hor
elderly rolativo, between sobs. " I've
been .bore fivo weeks and not a word
h&vu I heard from Charles. What
can *t mean ?"
" I'm not at all surprised. It's just
as I oxpoetod," Miss Melllcent answer
ed, with a half-triumphant air.
" Didn't I tell you so ? Don't you re
member what I said to you that first
day I saw him about deceit and rascali
ty being depicted on his countenance ?
And I consider myself a pretty good
Judge of human nature. Of course
le'll nevor write to you. He nevor in
tended to. He's just boon making a
fool of you this summer."
M I don't bellevo it," the younger
woman interrupted angrily, resenting
the allusion to nor being duped by any
"I cannot see why ho does not write,
.but I know well enough that ho is
not falso. Ours was not a summor en
gagement, only; it was as sacred to
?htm as to myself. This silence is un
explainable, hut I shall not doubt
In tho recesses of her heart Miss
I>arroll may have sympathised with her
niece, bud she only expressed contempt
for such a romantic trust in the sin
?oerity of ?uwooor who had been known
but one summer, and jtho disoussion
? on led thoro.
Charles Williams was puzzled and,
angry, decidedly so. To the beet of hl?
knowledge he had written thirty-five
letter* to Mise Mellloent Darrel), the
younger, in ae many days, not one of
which had she deemed worthy of an
" She's just like the rest of 'em," he
told his best friend, when lamenting
" So innocent and true she seemed,
too. What a fool I was to believe her.
She's nothing but ? confounded flirt.
I'll think no more about her."
Contrary to his declaration ol in*
tended forgetfuluoss, he thought more
about her than ever, and the con
sequenco was that he went down to
Chelsea station the next day to investi
gate the case. The explanations
which directly followed his arrival
convinced oaoh person of the faithful*
noss of the othor, and Miss Darrell
acknowledged her inability to invari
ably interpret ore's nature correctly
from the physiognomy.
But thoro was one question confront
ing them, and that was " where were
thoso letters V" Thirty-five epistles, all
heavy ladon with deepest feeling,
could hardly have gone astray. The
only possible solution was that some
one must have taken them, but who
could it have beem? Miss Darrell left
the lovers discussing the point, and
putting on hor bonnet and shawl went
Sulckly down to tho postofflce. The
oacon was alono.
"Silas Gardiner," she said coolly,
" I want my nioco's letters."
"What do I know about Miss Milly's
letters?" ho asked, with assumed care-'
" You know everything about them,"
she said, looking at him unflinchingly.
u I've beon wondoring about this
tiling for weeks. I understand it all
now. They wore Milly's love-letters
and you thought they wore mine. As
if an old woman like mysolf would bo
guilty of such nonsense! I suppose
you have either hidden them' of de
stroyed them. For shame, Silas
Gardiner, to resort to suoh trickery to
prevent some other person from having
what you yourself aro too big a dunco
to ask for."
Ho wont to his desk and taking out
tho bnndlo of letters gavo them to her,
" Hero thoy aro. I pray you not to
expose me. I did it because of my
lovo for you. I could not bear-"
He said no more. It was not neces
sary. Ho could not have made a more
oloquont plea. A woman will forgive
many a grave offence if you will but teil
her it was coramittod through lovo for
Tho culprit was pardoned and it is
with authority that wo state that ho
novor was guilty of a similar trans
Just after Christinas that year Miss
Darrell received the following tele
" Dear Aunt JI was married yester
day. " Milly Williams."
To which the older lady replied :
" Dear Milly : So was 1. ?
" Mellicent Gardiner."
GOIiD AND SlliVKK.
An Interesting Dialogue Between the
Precious Metals. ?
Characters : Mr. Goldbug and Miss
Mr. Gold. " How do you do, Miss
Silver ; I nope you aro well."
Miss Silver. " How daro you speak
to me,, ? Do you suppose I will snake
hands' with you '? You have persecuted
mo'for tho last?O years and you are try
ing to drive me out of tho country."
? Mr. G. " You surely have wronged
' me. I havo never been guilty of suoh
a thought or action. Havo I not been
your bosom friond since the dawn of
civilization ? Havo we not been piled
up together in ehest, sa/o and vault V
Did not mankind squeeze us together
in a pocket-book, and you never holler
ed ? Did I not give you part of my
gloss so you could pass gilded as a
watch, as a cup or other jewelry ? Did
ever I begrudge when you looked so
nice and clean ?"
MissS. "Well'.Well! Tho recent
reverses to me have upset my con
stitution. Perhaps I am mistaken. It
may not bo your fault, but how comes it
that tho whole world is down on mo?"
Mr. G. "If you had watched tho
chango in civilization, you would have
seen now tho world became enlighten
ed through reading. Thoy don't
bow down to gold and silver idols as
thoy formerly did. You also loaned
yourself to your Yankee friends who
plated iron, copper, brass and othor
base metals. They made so much
counterfeit of you, that you lost the
Miss S. "That sauio thing can bo
said of you. These very Yankees in
vented an electric apparatus and used
your gloss. You gilt every substance,
even the glass and chinaware in our
Mr. G. "That is so. I have thought
of these things-lately. I also may lose
my stunding in iinance. Tho steam
and tho water power are now employed
in mining all kinds of metals, and the
crushing and cloaning machines have
taken the place of human labor, so that
such as we aro produced at much less
price than formerly. Besides, tho
world don't pay so much dovotion to
the metallic mammon. You will hard
ly find a Nation which will mako a
golden calf and worship it."
Miss S. " My dear Mr, Gold. I
must bog your pardon. I soe that it is
not your fault that I am in troublo and
dospised and declared unfit for my
former standing. What must I do?"
Mr. G. "I really do not know yet
what our prospects aro for tho future.
Capitalists, nowadays, don't caro much
for oithor of us. They don't hoard and
lock us up or honor us as before. Thoy
pay their dovotion to bonds, stocks,
shares, bills of exchange, title deeds,
and paper money. They claim theso
aro easier to handle. They can store
these in iron safes in their oflieos, and
thoy say a $1000 bill can be produced
as cheap as a $1 bill."
Miss S. " What will then become of
us ? Who will console us for our lost
honors ? Toll me, my dear Mr. Gold,
havo you any idea what has brought on
tho present crisis and so many failures
among tho Amorican banks and capita
Mr. G. " I did it. I .vant them pun
ished for your sake, because thoy slight
you und worship greojibaeks and other
paper money, and don't show any re
gard for you. I really cannot see what
we can do to rogain our former fame,
We must bo reconciled, return to
Mother Earth from whence wo camo,
and tako a long*, long rest until another
deluge comes and wipes out all tho liv
ing eroation and reproduces a new
Evo and Adam."
?Tho strangost bit of land north of
Florida llos qnito noar ruined Fort
Caswell. This is Smith's island, or
Bald Head island, whieh, by rofereuce
to a map, will bo found to project nearer
tho gulf stream than any other land on
tho continent. The result is that it is
subtropical, tho palmetto roaohing a
height of thirty feet or more, growing
ii< profusion, while the olive and myrtle
arc abundant. A greater peculiarity
is that frost does not affeot vegetation
on tho island, whioh is about four miles
long and three wide. On it is a light
house built in 1817, and a life saving
station. Extending across it is a heavy
earthwork, built by the Confederates in
1861, now a vast line of sand banks.
The place la a hunter's paradise six
months of the year. The island was
recontly purchased for $25.000 by a
Chicago man, who will build a hotel
and utilize the great forest of live oak
and palmetto as a game preserve.
? ?It seems that Prince George had a
wife living whoa he married Princess
May, of Teck. Under the English law
the first marriage was not valid because
it was not sanctioned by the ruling
eovoreign. So the gay prlnoe leaves
his wife in the lurch and takes the
THE GREAT BEAUTY SHOW.
Forty Handaonie Young Women In
National Oootume at the World'*
More than 6,000 people visit tho
"Beauty Show" at the World's Fair
every day when tho weathe r is fine. If
this ratio is kept up, and there seems
to be no reason to expect that It will
not be, the number of visitors will
surely reaeh 10,000 to 10,000 a day
when tho crowds that aro confidently
counted on put ha thoir appearance at
The y Beauty Show," as it is almost
univereally called, 1 g ccrtainly one of the
most novel aud attractive of the special
features at the Exposition. These
special attractions?about thirty in
number, and of as many different de
scriptions?aro situated on both sides
of Midway Plaisaace, a portion of the
Exposition grounds, 600 feet wide and
extending from the Woman's Building
westward for nearly a mile. In this
strip of territory visitors may see
gathered together a greater number
of different nationalities and more
variety of strange things than
can be found assembled anywhere else
on earth. Every one who goes to tho
Fair takes in the sights qn Midway
It Is the chance of a lifetime, and al
most as instructive and entertaining as
a couple of years of foreign travel.
But to return to the " Beauty Show
That, by the way, is not its technical
name. It is catalogued as the " Inter
national Dress and Costume Exhibit,"
and to this name its managers have
added "World's Congress of Beauty."
As a beauty show, ft far traascouds
anything ever before attempted in that
direction, and, it is believed, is the tlrst
exhibition ot the sort possessing
genuineness in the claim of being in
But it is much more than a )>eauty
show. Tho exhibit comprises between
forty and fifty representatives of dif
ferent nationalities, races and types,
and each ono is clad in distinctive
national or racial dross or costume.
Agents were sent abroad to got those
representatives and their costumes in
their own countries, and all who visit
tho exhibit will readily agroo that the
work was woll done.
It took faith on the part of financial
backers of tho enterprise to carry it
out, for tho exhibit, as it stands to-day,
represents an expenditure of $50,000.
Hut the result shows that they knew
what they wore about. Thus far no
other Midway attraction has drawn as
well as this. It catches tho crowd,
both of men and women, and all who
see it commend it to thoir friends.
Nearly all of tho representatives aro
young women, and beautiful women at
that. Tho reader need not conclude
that this was wholly accidontal.
Women, rather than men, were select
ed because, as a rule, their costumes
are more distinctive and attractive;
and, in collecting a lot of young women
from different countries for a public
exhibition, who would not select
beautiful ones rather than plain or
homoly specimens. Beautiful woinon,
each ono typical of her race or country,
and striking costumes, true to the
nationality of those who wear them,
tho result Is a very instructive and
Tho "Beauty Show" occupies a
wholo building by itself, and has
pleasant surroundings. The building is
48x145 foot, two stories high, and is
covered with staff llko all tho othor
Exposition buildings, thus having tho
appearance of being built of whito
marble. In front aro lawns and
Sraveled walks. From numerous
ag-polos, on tho building, float tho
colors of as many Nations. Tho in
terior of tho building truly presents a
'scene of splendor. Ono enters a great
hall gaily decorated with multi-colored
bunting and tho flags of different
Nations. Tho windows aro all darken
ed, and electric light illumines tho
hall by day as woll as night. Around
three sides of tho room is a dais, carpet
ed and divided by polished brass railing
into booths for tho beauties. Each
booth is nicely furnished, and in a con
spicuous place is a satin banner bear
ing tho namo of tho country which tho
What do tho beauties do ? Woll,
the principal thing they do is to bo
looked at. Some, do fancy work of one
sort or another, some read, some spin,
mako embroidery, or engage in other
light occupation, such as thoy are ac
customed to at home. Nearly all chat
freely with visitors, and answer tho
many questions which are propounded.
They are paid a great many compli
ments, of course, and these they
receive graciously if thoy aro offered
courteously. Occasslonally a dudo or
ill-mannered person receives a squelch
ing, which generally causes him to
make haste from the vicinity.
At the end of tho hall, opposite tho
entrance, is an oriental or'harem scone
in which there aro fivo dark-eyed
beauties lounging on divans or other
wise disposed in accord with the
languid habits of tho far East. Fatima,
a regal beauty, is tho "quoon" of this
booth, and occupies an exalted position
in the center.
The costumes of the orientals are
exceedingly gorgeous and rich. Three
of tho girls?an Ehglish, Fronch
and American?wear Worth gowns.
Those naturally excite the enthusiastic
admiration of till the visitors of tho
gentler box. Tho gowns cost from
$1,000 to $1,500 each, and are tho finest
the famous Paris costumer could make.
The material was mado specially for
him and could not be duplicated else
where. This is Worth's only oxhibit
at tho Fair, ho having declined a
request from the French Commission,
and also one from Mrs. Potter Palmer,
President of tho Board of Lady Mana
Sore, to mako an oxhibit in thorV
Tho beauties enjoy themselves; they
havo a good time; thoy sloop and oat
in the exhibition building, and havo
comfortable quarters and excellent
board, much better in fact than the
public restaurants of tho Fair provide.
Thoy have thoir half days off, and aro
allowed to go and como under propor
restrictions. So long as a girl acts in
a lady-liko and propor manner but
little restriction is oxereised over hor.
Ono would, imagine that it would be a
difficult task to manage so many pretty
young women, who aro consoious of
their attractions, and who, 'it is to bo
supposed, havo their jealousies of
each othor. However that may bo, it
sooms to bo done smoothly and satis
factorily. Tho girls seom happy, and
tho visitors aro certainly woll ploasod.
Compliments for tho "Beauty Show "
aro heard on every hand.
When one stops to think of it, what
reasonable criticism can bo made of
the idea of holding a beauty show ?
Beauty of face aud form, especially of
the femalo face and form, has engaged
the talent of groat painters and
sculptors of all ages, and what thoy
have produced on canvas and in marble
has received universal admiration.
Why should not tho original be set up
for admiration, and reoeivo It, as well
as the imitation and even in greater
degree? Sound reasoning will pro
bably answer that It may be, if properly
managed. Visitors to tho World's Fair
evidently think that the International
Dross and Costume oxhibit is a genuine
beauty show, and not only that, but a
model and perfectly proper one.
?Tho vineloss sweet potato is white,
and a distinct variety, called also
"bunch" sweet potato. It has dark
green follago, thick and short vino, one
and a half to two foot long, and will not
strike, root on top of tho ground. They
are very shy sprouters, and will not
sprout more than 600 to 800 plants per
?mi i ? ?? ? i ?
?Col. E. R. Dorsoy diod on the 12th
inst. at his home in Augusta, Ga. He
was for years tho general freight and
passenger agent of the Georgia rail*
road, lie was ono of the best knowu
and most capable men ip the railroad
A New Version of an Old Story?How
the Governora of the Carolina? Ex
changed Social Civ ill tie*.
Senator Zeb Vance gives the follow*
ing story of the origin of the expression
as to what the Governor of North Caro
lina aald to the Governor of South
In the olden times of our statehood,
before the steam engine bullied the
earth with thunderous stroke and re
duced space to a more matter of time,
when whiskey with sugar was 5 cents
a gloss and all backs were turned as
that glass was filled, and When a white
man was considered as good as a negro
if he behaved himself, the Governor of
North Carolina took it into his head one
ono to pay a long promised visit to his
neighbor, tho Governor of South Caro
lina. So he put a clean ahirt and a
pair of socks in his saddle-bag, mount
ed his horse and rode away through
the pine forests toward the south.
Diligently following his nose in this
direction he came in due time to the
home of his brother Governor, where
he was received with nil the honors of
genuine Southern hospitality. Whon
asked how he felt his characteristic
reply was, "Thank you, Governor, I
am tired, sleepy, hungry and sober."
Tho host cordially assured him that he
could remedy all these.
Next day dinner was served at 12
o'clock as the horn blew for tho hands
to come in. After if was over the two
I Governors rotirod to tho shade of tho
long back porch, where corncob pipes,
with long twists of home grown tobacco
There, in tho long, soft afternoon,
reclining on oasy bottom rockers, they
lolled and smoked and talked the hours
away. Butwlxtthe twain, on tho floor,
nut a brimming pitcher of upplo toddy,
with tho mellow, roasted fruit Impu
dently floating on tho surfaco of the
divine tipple. From tlmo to time this
nided and onllvoned tho conversation.
They talked x>f the comparative ex
cellences and advantages of their re
spective states, of the price of cotton,
of horse raising und runaway negroes ',
as they talked they smoked, and as thoy
smoked they drank. They speculated
on tho coming glories of the country,
they pledged eternal friendship to each
other personally, and vowed to pre
serve all neighborly courtesies between
tho two Carolina States forever and
ovor, amen I Now and thon they
would doze in thoir oasy chairs under
tho mellow influence of thoir happy
surroundings, and on waking up would
indignantly deny having boon asleop
and tako another drink to prove thoir
wakefulness. And thus things wont
Now it happened that the Governor
of South Carolina had a wifo?as all
good Governors should have, on the
principle of tho old maxim that ho
who aspires to govern should first learn
to obey?and her name was Botsy
Jane. Sho woll know the failing of
her Governor and sho easily guessed
thut tho visiting Governor was tarred
with the same stick. Quietly watching
proceedings she at length concluded
that these two old cocks were about as
full as they could weil hold without
slopping over, and it was time to stop.
Watching her opportunity during a
rather protracted doze, she slipped
away tho pitchor, still half full, and
inserted in its place a piggin of cool
spring water with a clear, yellow
gourd hanging on the handle. But the
instincts of nature arc infallible.
Though sound asleep the Governor of
North Carolina felt that something
was wrong?a lack of spirit as it wore
?ovory nerve in him cried out against
the presence of a hostile olement, and
he awoke. His perturbed soul bad not
deceived him. The pitcher of toddy
was gone. Ho immediately awakened
his host, iwho courteously inquired,
" What is tho matter ?"
" Don't you see what is the matter V"
said the guest, looking indignantly at
the piggin and the gourd. " Indeed. I
see nothing wrong," said the now dis
tressed host. " l'lease tell me what is
tho matter, my doav Governor." " Tho
dovil you say ? Nothing wrong, in
deed ! I go to sloop with a pitchor of
toddy before mo, I wake up and lind a
piggin of spring water, and theoGovor
nor of South Carolina tells mo in his
own house that ho sees nothing wrong
in that! Weil, well ! All I have to
say, sir," suid tho Governor of North
Carolina, rising with a very great but
rather unstoady dignity, "Is that it is
a damned long time between drinks."
"Oh." said tho Governor of South
Carolina, as tho situation flashed on
him, "Iseo; that's Botsy Juno. Sho
moans stop, and we're done for to-day.
I'm sorry I can't bring that pitchor back.
I humbly beg your pardon, Governor,
hut (maybe there's a Betsy Jane at your
houso and maybo you know how It is
yourself." Tho offended dignity of tho
Governor of North Carolina dissolved
slowly into a goniul smilo of intelligent
comprehension, and, solemnly working
ono eye, he fell?either upon tho noek
of his host or upon tho porch floor,
tradition doos not say which?exclaim
ing, " You bot, old boy ; you bet."
And that's how it came about I
Throughout all that Southern land
tradition has wickedly repeated and
kept alive tho saying of tho Govornor
of North Carolina as a convenient
mode of jogging tho memory or stimu
lating the flagging hospitullty of a
host, but has failed to embalm in
human memory the righteous prudenco
and. wifely virtues of Betsoy Jane, the
spouse of tho Govornor of South Caro
For near on to a hundred years tho
saying has been a faithful ono, and is
worthy of all acceptation in our coun
try?that is to say, it has been faith
fully repented all that time, and any
thing offered in response thoroto has
boon universally accepted, either
straight or with sugar.
Started in First.?" Maria," ho
said, us ho entered tho house, speak
ing before his wifo had time to say a
word, " this houso Ib in an awful condi
"Why, Henry,-" sho began.
" Don't try to oxcuse yoursolf," ho
interrupted. " Look at this room! I
was going to bring a friend home with
mo, but I refrained for fear the houso
would bo just in tho condition I lind it
" If you had sont word, Henry.-"
" Sont word, Maria! Why should
any ono who claims to bo a house
keeper have to bo notified so that sho
con scurry about and make things look
respectable ? And that gown, Maria !
It's outrageous to bo dressed in that
fashion at this timo of day."
"I could have changed It-"
"Oh, Of course. YOU could httVO
dono lota of things, but you didn't.
You should bo ready to entertain your
husband's friends at any time. I sup
poso tho dinner is cold, too."
" It's not as good as it was. You'ro
lato, you know."
"Of cour.-.e, and If I had brought my
friend with me he'd havo to sit down
to a cinder, and wo should both have
felt humiliated and should havo had to
apologize. It isn't right, Muria. It
isn't right at all."
And after ho had settled himself In
his arin-oha.iv aftor dinner ho chuckled
'to himself and muttered :
"Golly, but I would havo got a
roasting for being late if I hadn't
started In first. It's a great scheme."
?Secretary Morton announces that
ho is going to abolish the distribution
of seeds by Congressmen. Ho will on
counter determined opposition, for this
seed distribution is recognized as of
great value in promoting experiments
and introducing new produots. It is
said that 10,000,000 packages aro dis
tributed a year.
When traveling, always tako a cako
of Johnson's Oriental Soap with you;
diseases are often caught from using
hotel soap. 8old by Cor pouter Bros.,
Greuuvllto. 8. C.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
some valuable: hints.
How to Keep Certain Vegetables
Through the Winter.
To The Cottou Plaut:
As the time in at hund when the far
mer has a surplus of beans, cabbage
and cucumbers, and as these are both
valuable and highly appreciated in the
winter and early spring, and in reply
to numerous letters asking my mode
of preserving them, T beg a limited
spaco in The Cotton Plant to answer
these inquiries and to make somo
further observations, based on exp'e
rience.'which, I hope, will benefit somo
of your readers.
beans.?Secure a barrel, box or
other vessel. Gather young, tender
beans and string and "snap" as for
tablo use. Place on bottom of vessel a
layer of dry salt; on *.his a layer of
beans, say two or th. Inches deep.
On theso sprinkle dry .It until cover
ed, then a layer of salt and a layer of
beans until tho vessol is full or the sup
Ely is oxhausted, letting the last layer
e of salt and on this place a board and
a weight of some kind to pack the mass
and exclude the air. As the beans
shrink thoy will settle down, when
Other alternate layers may bo added
until tho vessel is full. These can be
put in from day to day or from week to
week until comploted. With very lit
tle soaking these beans will be as fresh
and well flavored the next Pobruary or
March as when gathored, and tho salt
being clean and dry, as good as it was I
Cucumbers.?Gather tho small and
tender ones as they attain tho si/o you
wish. Wipe them clean and dry.
Pack In alternate layers tho samo as
beans, but in this caso tho vessol must
bo ono that will hold water, as the
cucumber will dissolve a portion of the
salt and make considerable brine.
Keep covered with salt and weighted
down as in case of beans. A little soak
ing will freshen these for eat ing, but
for pickles add a little alum to tho
water to harden them.
CABBAGE.?Procure a vessel that
will hold water, as in caso of cucum
bers. Rcraovo all loavos down to the
solid head. Cut tho heads into halves
or quarters and pack in alternate lay
j era of dry salt, with the cut sido of
cabbage up, keeping the top layer well
covered with salt and well weighted
down. This is not crout or kraut, but
simply salted cabbage and is easily
fresnened, retaining all its former
flavor. When perfectly sound when
packed and properly packed I have
never known either of tho above to
" spoil" or sour, and thoy are free from
the poisons of tho so-called preserving
fluids or cold processes.
Second Crop Irish Potatoes.?
Solect and savo all small potatoes as
you dig them for use, or when tho crop
is gathered. Let these bo thoroughly
dry (in either sunshine or shade.)
Thon either (a) bod out as you would
sweot potatoes (except the manure)
and keop moist until sprouted, or (b)
spread close together on firm, smooth
ground and cover say about two inches
deep with hay, straw or pine needles,
and upon this put earth ono or two
inches deep and keep moist or wet un
til sprouted. Or (c) spread potatoes on
tho ground in the shade, where they
will get tho morning sun only, and let
them remain until thoy turn greenish
and show signs of germination. Plant
and cultivate as you may see fit, but in
no caso plant anything but a whole po
tato, ana none that have not started to
grow. Cover as lightly as possible,
say from half an inch to ono inch
Tomatoes from Cuttings.?At any
time from tho first of Juno to the last
of July cut from the old plants, limbs
or branches, say 12 to 18 inches in
length. Trim off leaves, etc., to within
six inches of bud end and plant in a
furrow or tronch made with plow or
boo, lay tho cutting down in tho furrow
with cut end say 4 inches deep. Cover
all except six inches of tho small or
bud end, bending this end up and leav
ing it almost erect. Pack the earth
firmly with tho foot. Plant when tho
ground is in good plowing condition,
but not when wot. Uso no water un
less tho earth is very dry, but certainly
none after planting. Thoso plants will
begin to bear fruit as soon as they start
to grow, will be stouter ami more
stocky than tho parent plant, and will
continue to grow and boar until killed
by frost. If frost should threaten, pull
up tho vines, tie and hung up by tho
roots in somo dry, protected place. ;
take off all fruit not fully grown and
tho remainder will ripon from timo to
time until lato in the winter.
J. P. C. DuPre,
S. C. Experiment Station.
H. Heinoman, Milwaukee, writes:
?'Ono box Jupaneso Pilo Cure has
cured mo of a caso of 28 years standing,
after being treated by Now York's boot
physicians." Sold by Carpenter Bros.,
Groonvillo. S. C.
Is superior to all other preparations
claiming to bo blood-purifiers. First
of nil, because the principal ingmli
e..t used In it is the extract of gen
uine Honduras aarsaparilla root, the
variety richest hi medicinal proper
low dock, being raised expressly for
tho Company, la always fresh and
of the VOiy best kind. With equal
discrimination and care, each of tho
other ingredients are selected and
compounded. It la
because it is always the saint; in ap
pearance, flavor, and effect, and, be
ing highly concentrated, only small
doses are needed. It is, therefore,
the most economical blood-purifier
PiifOQ in oxi8tPnce? M
OUTuo makes food pour
QPRflPIII A Isbing, workplcas
ObnuruUM gut. sleep refresh
lug, and life enjoyable. It searches
out all impurities in tho system and
expels them harmlessly by the natu
ral channels. AVER'S Sarsnparilla
gives elasticity to tho step, and im
parts to tho aged and infirm, re**
ne. wed health, strength, and vitality,
l*r?nnred l>v Dr. .T. ('. A ycr Sc Co., T-owcll, Mut?.
Bold by ?II DruxglAa; Prleo $1; t\t boulo?, $5.
Cures others, will cure you
WKATHER CROP BULLETIN.
Condition of the Crops Throughout
The temperaturo for the past sovcn
days has ranged unusually high over
the State, Cheraw reaching 104, Flor
ence 102, Columbia 101, Young's Island
100, aBatesburg, Blackvllle, Spartan
burg, Kingstree, St. Matthew's and
Holland's Store 98.
With the except ion of July 3d and
4th, few showers nave occurred of any
consequence and crops are parched aim
famished for lack of rain.
A general ery comes from all sections
for rain, and unless showers occur
shortly great injury will result.
Cotton is reported lato from one to
two weeks and while slight improve
ment is noticed it is not sufficiently
widespread to warrant much considera
tion. The majority of reporters con
cede tho plant to bo small with bottom
leaves withering and turning rod, with
few blooms, deficient in fruit and badly
hurt by being worked clean of grass
during the hot weather. While some
little is said to be laid by. some is still in
Where showers have occurred cotton
has almost immediately started to
grow, and whero tho moisture, pre
viously in tho ground, was sufficient
cotton has done woll.
Corn has been laid by in good condi
tion in tho majori ty of countios. There
aro many complaints of its being badly
fired, and in some sections beyond re
covery, and even in tho best counties
it has lost a largo percentage of its im
provement for lack of showers during
tho extremo heat.
Gardens aro failing fast, potatoes are
about tho only thing which has derived
any great benefit from tho weather of
tho past week. A good rain fell in
portions of tho coast counties Sunday
night, under tho influonco of which
crops have greatly revived in that sec
tion. j. H. Harmon,
Central Station. Columbia, S. C.
IT'S A SECRET
?? that many women owe their
beauty to Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription. The reason?beauty
of form and face, as well as grace,
radiate from the oommon center?
health. The best bodily eondition
results from good food, fresh air,
and exercise, ooupled with the ju
dicious use of the "Prescription."
In maidenhood, womanhood, and
motherhood, it's a supporting tonio
that's peculiarly adapted to her
nocds, regulating, strengthening, and
curing, the derangements of the sex.
If there bo headache, pain in the
back, bearing - down sensations, or
general debility, or if there be nerv
ous prostration, and sleeplessness,
the " Prescription " roaches the
origin of t lie trouble and corrects it.
It dispels aches and pains, corrects
displacements and cures catarrhal in
flammation of the lining membranes.
It's guaranteed to benefit or cure, or
the money paid for it is refunded.
?Endeavor to cultivate a just pride
in tho business of agriculture in the
minds of your children. Some day wo
Brmly believe; that the elements of
agrloultnre will he taught in every
school In tho rural districts, but until
then it will greatly help this pride in
tho oldest, and in many respects tho
noblest of occupations, to instruct them
about tho nature and habits of farm
animals, tho growth of plants, tho
necessity of learning tho principles of
chemistry and botany. Show them
that without a careful learning of many
fundamental truths of this kind hard
labor and poor results will bo their lot,
while intelligent effort will always be
rewarded in a far greater degree than
work in any other calling that can bo
Jananese Pile Cure is tho only one
that can be guaranteed, as it is the only
cure. Sold by Carpenter Bros., Green*
ville, S. C.
Cases of 40 years standing whero
operations have failed, have beon cur
ed by Japaneso Pilo Cure. Guaranteed
by Carpenter Bros., Groenvillo, S. C.
Is told with written
guarantee to euro
tion, Fits, Dlizl
f ul i ii -el by ox
Tobacco nuil AlOO*
?before - after ? ?lon. Softenln* ?>f
the Brain, Manag Misery, Insanity ami Death I
llnrroncHH, Imnotonoy, Lost Power In olthor box.
Premnturo Old Aue, Involuntary Iximph, chukciI
by over-lndulgeuco, ovor-oxortlon ol tho Urnlu and
Errors of Youth. It gives to Weak Organs tholr
Natural Vigor and doubloH tho Joys of lifo; curca
I.ucorrluea and Foinhle WoukuoKH. \ month'* trOHt
raent, in plain package, by mall, to any addrors, ft
per box, ? boxoH |6. with ovory |fl order wo ?Ivo a
Written Ounruntee to euro or refund tho mouoy.
Circulars fruo. Ouarauteo Issued only by our ex
Carpenter Bros., Greenville, s c
THE LAURENS BAR.
H. Y. 8impson. C. D. H A rk8i) ALK
SI MPSON & BARK8DALB,
Attorneys at Law,
LAU REN8, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Special attention Klvon to the InvotitU
nation of tit lea and collcotlon of claims,
8. w. HA I,. w. sim kins. w. w. ball
BALL, SIMKINH & BALL,
Attorneys at Law,
Lauhkns, South Carolina.
Will practice in all Stato and United
states Court, special attention glvou
I. t. johnson. w. u. hicuky.
JOHNSON & RICHEV,
ATTORNEYS at law.
)FriOK?Fleming's Comer, Northwest
aids of Public Square.
LAURENS, - SOUTH CAROLINA.
W. H. MA ICH N,
Attorney at Law,
Lauuuns, - South Carolina.
rVlll practice In all Ourtsor tub* State.
Utooliou grvop to cuJtoottODtt.
"Tho Kew York World" One Year,
THE "COLUMBIA" WATCH,
"The ADVERTISER" One Year
The New York Wkkkly Wohld is the leading Ameri
can paper, and is the largest and best weekly printed.
The Columbia Watch is an excellent timekecpei, with
clock movement, spring in a barrel, steel pinion, denn lice
train and a good timekeeper. It is 2$ inches in diameter,
i 1-32 inches thick, and lequires no key to wind.
The Advertiser is the best and cheapest local paper in
We thus furnish the Time and all the news up to time for
one year for $2.80.
jap Bend your Order Wit Ii the CASH to The ADV101U IsKK und Hi
WATCH andVAPF.KS will he forwarded 111 once.
RICHMOND & DAN VIF.I.E K. R.
F. W. Huideltoper and Reuben Km.
ter. Heoeivers. Columbia* Greenville Di
/Islon. Condensed Noedule In effect June
1893. Trains run by 76th Meridian
Between Columbia, Seneca and Waluulla.
11 05am I
2 37 pm
3 57 pm
4 28 pm
... .Cbappells .
... Niuety Six.
. . .Donalds...
Ar .Seneca ..
Lv .Seneca ..
Ar .... Walballa.
0 30:i m
Betwoen Anderson, Belton
8 57 pm
Ar....Williamston. . Lv
Ar... .Piedmont .Ar
Ar .. Greonvlllo . Lv
3 37 pm
7 30 M
Between Columbia, Alston and Spartan,
.. . Alston.
12 4 ipm
11 17 pm
Between Newberry, Clinton and Lauren
Between Hodges and Abbeville.
2 62 pm
3 12 pm
8 25 pm
Lv [U 25 pin
Lv !) 00 pro
Ar |m 60 pm
Trains leave Seneca, A. A C. Division.
Northbound, 11.30 a. m., 2.15 p. m.; Soutli
bound, 2 32 a. m., 5.02 p. m.
Trains leave Sparlanburg, A. & c. Di
vision, Northbound, 1.43 a in, 5.05 p m,
8.12 p m (Vestlbuled Limited); South
bound, 1.60 a m, 3.30 p ro, 11.37 a Yn
i Vestlbuled Limited); westbound, W. N.
C. Division, 0.50 a m and 2.05 p m, lor
Ilendersonvillo, Aslieville, Hot Springs.
W. A. T?rk, B. H. Hardwick,
Gen. Pass. Agt., Ass. Gen. .'ass. Agt.
WasbliiKton, I). C. Atlanta, Ga.
V. E. McBkk, Soi. Haas,
Gen'l Supt.. Triillic M'g'r.
Columbia, S. G. Washington, D.O.
W. U.Grkkn, General Manager, Wash
ington, D. c.
CAROLINA, KNO X V I 1. L E A
Western Co. Schedule in effect
Monday, April lOth, 18!>3.
Ix;ave Greenville. 8 00 am
Arrivo Marietta . !( 00 am
Leave Marietta . 6 30pm
Arrive Giecnville . 0 80 pm
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
two i rains a day, each "way, as follows:
Leave Greenville. 8 00 am
Arrive Marietta. !i on am
Leave Marietta. 0 16 am
Arrivo Greenville . 10 15 him
Leave Greenville . 1 00 i>m
Arrivo Marietta. 6 00 put
Leave Marietta . 5 80 pm
Arrive Greenville. il 80 pm
II, c. Bkattie, Receiver.
Ono of the great evils of Ameri
can life is the attempt to be
lieve that wo aro getting
"something for nothing."
While this is obviously a fal
lacy, tboro aro many who per
sist in believing that money is
saved by tho purchase of a low
priced article of inferior quali
ty because it will, to a certain
extent, answer tho purpose,
while a hotter ono that will do
bettor service and is really
worth double the money ox
pended, costs a few dollars
In nothing el *;s this moro
clearly provon I .an by the
purohase of the low priced
Sowing Machines now flooding
the country, while the new
"Davis" the bod. Machine in
tho market on y costs from $S
to $10 moro.
Greenville Music House.
Alexander. Bros. & Co.,
Pianos, Organs, Sewing Ma
chines and Sheet Music.
107 and 111 Washington Street, Green
ville. S. C.
? q. DONALDSON. A. M. DONALDSON
T. Q. ? A. H. DONALDSON,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
GUEKNVILLK, 8. G.
PraoUoe in the State &,od United e tato
Courts. h, n lv
pirn MONO .<i DANVILLE K. R.
K. VV. Huidekoiier ?nd liiubt-u Foster,
Ki'oilvert. Atlanta & Chariot It* Air Line
Division. Condensed Schedule of Passen?
ger Trains in effect July 2, isiki. Trains
ruu bv Kastoru tini?'.
NORTHBOUND, i No. art No. 80 ; No. 12
Ar. Charlotte. .
OOii'li v-cijini iMftOuui
... . ii tOli m
1.I 11 :-2?i?rn
:22pm (?'?>; 85pm
. ... s!> :.Wpm
si : i:; nr.
8:14 pml 8:45nm|
Southward, i No. HI , No. li , No. 3.*>
Lv. Charlotte... 9i80am 1
Ar. Atlanta. 4j55pm|
sll: isai ii
Pullman Palace Bleeping Cr?r on Train
t), 10, 11 and 12. 37 and 88 on A . ?fc C. 1)1
Nob. 11 and 12?Pullman Buffet Sleeper
between Washington and Atlanta, uniiiug
between Danville and r irceoaboro wiib
Pullmun Sleeper to and uom Portsmouth
und Neu foil..
For detailed inform**, don hh in local and
through time tables, rmis ai d Pullman
bleeping cur reserv miens, confer with
local agents, or add r-m?
W.A.TURK, .-. ii HA ill) WICK,
Gen. Pass. Au't Abs't.Gen.l'Hfatf.Ag't.
Washington, 1). c. Atlautu, Ga.
,L?A. DODSON , SOL IIA AH,
BuperlHtent^QQL Tiallio Mg'r,
Atlar ta, Ga. Washington. D. C.
W. H. QUEEN, Gen'l Miin'g'r, Wash
tagten, D. C.
A ATLANTIC COAST LINE. PAS*
xV sensor Department, VV nington,
N. C. July 2, 1808. Fast Line between
Charleston anil Columbia and Upper
I south Carolina, and Western North Caro
lina ami Amens und Atlanta. Condensed
Lv.Charleston.Ar 8 45
Lv.Lanes . Ar: 7 rj?
Lv.Sunuer.. .yT\ -'?45
Ar.Columbia .1/v 4 20
Ar.Atlanta. . .
? toi Ar
Ashevillo, N.C Lv
.. 12 40
Lv 7 30
. Lv 11 15
.Lv 10 15
Cv 11 15
L\ 1 42
Lv ii ?!.->
Lv V Iii
... 8 12
"Daily. Noa. ,'>2 and 63 solid trains
between Charleston and ? lintOII, S. C
II. M. KM KKSON, Asks. Gen. PaSS. Ag't.
J. lt. KKNLY. T. M. KMKRSON,
Gen'l. .Munnger. Traffic Manager.
1)ORT lt?Y?L <fe WESTERN CAR
olina Railway. Condonsod sched
ule taking effeot July 2nd.
Lv Fountain Inn
Lv Gray Court..
Lv Hark8<lale ...
Ar (? reel'wood
Lv Jacksonville \
Lv Gray < ourt
Lv Fountain Inn
ukl'WKRN M'CORMIOK AND ANDERSON.
Lv Sei ormick. . . ?Oo pill t?OO'j??
Ar Anderson . j 8 4t) pm! 7 20 pm
Lv Anderson . , 0 00 um 7 M um
Ar Met ormick | 9 3*1 nmj 0 80 pm
"Except Sunday, tSunday only.
through Parlor Cars 011 trains between
Augusta and Spartiinborg for As'evllle.
For rates or information apply to any
iigent of the company, or to
W.J. CRA1G, Gen. Pa**. Agent,
A nglist a, Ga.
lt. L. TO DD. TraV. Pass. Agent
Room No. 301, Dyer Duildiug,
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILWAY.
Leuve t hnrloston .7 :io am
Arrive Columbia .II 16 am
Leave t barleston.. 5 45 pm
a n ive Columbia .,.10 20 pm
Leave < oluinbiu.1. 0 ;>o am
Arrive Charleston ...1 .11 to um
[iSavo Columbia .. . ... 420pm
Arrive! biirleh\k>n. 8 45pm
Through trains betwie? 1 hnrloston and
\sbevllie and through service between
JUarlestou and WamaUa, com eating at
toiton tor Greenville. Oulck time between
Uu mountains and sea (more.
For rutea and folderty'up, ly to
id loiuers/api iv to
K. P. W.VKIS(l,'*. P. A..
I Charleston, S. C*.