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THE COLUMBIA IIEllALl): FMPAY, MARCH 11, 188.
A Long Letter From Her Home Across
. the "Father of Waters."
We say it for an hour or for yearn;
We say it smiling, gay it choked with
We say it coldly, say it with a kiss,
And yet we have no other word than
We have no dearer word for our heart's
For him who journeys to the world's
And sears our soul with Roing; thus we
As unto him who steps but o'er the
Alike to thoso we love and those we
We say no more in partiDg; at life's
To him who passes out beyond earth's
We cry as to the wanderer for a night
The Sanctity of the Sabbath.
The custom In many homes of
makinR Sunday a day or great mirth
and festivity, should not be con
tinued, but mother should strive" to
make the day an enjoyable one, as
the children will be apt to find it
wearisome. Play Is eo naturil to
the little ones that no wise mother
will forbid it on the Sabbath, bu
allow the innocent amusement to jro
on unchecked and unreproved.
However, they should be taught
that there is a difference between
the every day and the One day.
One way in which to distinguish the
day Is to allow the children to wear
different clothes than those worn
during the week. They may be
made of cheap material but neat
and fashionable and designated
'Sunday clothes;" and these Sun
day clothes will give children a
dijrnifled fellng that they never
have li garments worn during the
There are so many simple, inex
pensive games that can be pur
chased for Sunday games only; and
as they are used on this day alone.
they come forth with a zest of
novelty whenever the sacred day re
SOWING AND KEATING.
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By Wllllnm Henley Brown.
We soW the wrong, it springs to life,
We water it with tears:
It buds and blooms; we harvest It
In gloom in after years.
We sow the right, it spring to life,
We water it with tears:
It huds and blooms; we harvest it
With joy through endless years.
The Dearth of Lnlsare.
Many of us nowadays feel that we
have a right to the poor cnarwo
'Don't weep for me now, don't weep for
I'm going to do nothing for ever and
Are we fashionables or frumps,
hard workers or butterny gadders,
we mostly ut this end of ths nine
teenth century have to do without
spare time. We keep hoping for It,
hut cannot attain ft ami it never
eeems o he our's. The half-hour
trifling with a picture hook we had
promised ourselves after lunch is
ruthlessly snatched by early callers;
the other half we were going to Joaf
through before dinner in our garden
or our arm-chair falls a prey to un
expected houshold cares. The day
w'e were going to devote to a leisure
ly tidying up of our Banctum is
claimed, piece-meal, by unforseen
worries; the week we meant to idle
away with some quiet people in the
country has to be sacrificed to a
restless friend in town; the mo"th
we hoped to dawdle through at the
seashore is converted Into a tread
mill by toilers from the very deep
out of which we have come.
Leisure is not idleness, nor is it
oblivion. Time wasted and time
passed In sleep is not leisure time.
I5ut that is surely leisure in which
we do anything without hurry, or
enjoy anything at our ease. Now,
as to the reasons why leisure is
vearly becoming scarcer. All the
links which bind humanity together
telegraphs, telephones, railways,
bicycles, and a daily increasing
literature curtail our leisure, inas
much as they involve more labor,
' bring more people together, aud cir
culate them in every direction. Go
ing to Jerico to day does not meau
escaping from business worries, or
from relations and friends. We call
a place with one dailv post "primi
tive" and a place without a station
'inconvenient." We petition, the
8tate for telegraph offloes, and grow I
if we find our summer resorts empty,
and are reduced to aboriginal
society. When we are left face to
face with Nature we are frozen up
and abash d, having nothing in
common with her. Her ways are
strange to us, her deliberateness
bores us, and her self-contained dis
regard of our affairs repels us. We
are not often left alone with her, it
is true. We usually see her tamed
and trained, or as a bcenic back
ground to our amusements and
emotions. We like to think she is
there, so long as she does not dis
port herpelf In earthquakes and
Lace and Tnrkn.
Insertlngs of lace have always
been more or less popular, and so
have tucks, but never to Jhe same
extent as now. Woolen and silk,
and even velours and teriy velvet,
are all tucked on occasion, and the
thinner goods almost always. Tne
narrow tucks sewed to the Una of
lace makes a delicate trimming that
cannot be surpassed. Tuckj are ap
plied to some of the most unpromis
ing materials, and always with good
The Pretty Matinee.
It is a wise plan for woman to
allow herself a generous change of
dainty, inexpensive cotton" dressing
sacks, little affairs whose only
beauty is their freshness. Much
better to have such and to n.ake
pure that the jacket you wear is per
fectly fresh, says, a fashion writer,
than to invest in an elaborate silken
affair and then be obliged to wear
it when its first sweet cleanness Is
gone. Remember the first com
mand that must be respected in the
matter of the negligee Is sweetness
and cleanness. If you can afford a
change of dainty silk and lace neg
ligees, well and good, nothing is
prettier, but you will look very nice
In something less expensive If only
it is just as spotlessly clean. Of
course, if the sack is fine of material
and elaborate of construction, you'll
call it a matinee and rather look
down upon the cotton garments.
Millinery In Furl.
Of millinery, a Paris letter says:
The modistes are turning out their
moHt artistic millinery. Colored
straws will be again in vogue, but of
softer tints; trimmings will consist
of shaded ribbon, flowers plumes,
spotted and spangled tulle, etc.
Small hats will turn up sharply and
very high to the one side. An at
tempt for larger shapes will be
made to trim them with long ostrich
feathers around each side, giving a
flat appearance (becoming to the
classic face). The hat tilted over
the face has quie disappeared, and
scarcely ever seen on the Parisienne
comme II faut. A. few cosmopolitan
visitors are sometimes to be seen
wearing this demonde style of
hat: but to be a la mode is to wear
the hat well on tho head, the brim
clearing and turning sharply from
the face, whilst the hair, dressed
high and mostly arranged on the
top of her head, li the dernier cri.
Style For the Table.
There are fashion nowadays In
table linens, as in everything else.
Colored table-cloths, since white
ones are so cheap, and easily, within
the reach of most every housewife
are not considered in good taste
Occasionally at breakfast one sees a
very nne fringed cloth and napkins
in delft-blue and white. , . . ,1 ' ' ,
Napkins for dinner uifa ,ai;e .quite
wide. Those that come in the finest
"sets" are seven-eighths of a' yard
wide, those for breakfast and
luncheon six-eighths, and those to
be offered with light refreshments
are five-eighths. The small nap
kins are very flue and have fringed
or nemstitonfa enas.
Colored marking cotton should
never be used oa linen. White
French cotton is now used for the
purpose, done in satin stitch. Nap
kins are marked at the corner or in
the center. .
It is in better taste to have the
carving cloths for general and prac
tlcal purposes made of fine heavy
linen and simply hemstitched.
Table pieces for mere ornament
may have drawn work or be
elaborately embroidered, but It is
waste of time to apply su?h elaborate
decoration to pieces that must make
frequent trips to the laundry.
A cloth for a table of ordinary
width is elirht auartera wide. frW
a tabid more than four feettetn
row tablecloth that hangs oVfcr'the'
edges but a few inches looks' about
as "skimpy" as anything cau. There
is an air of luxury about a table
that is spread with an ample cloth,
whose snowy folds almost touch the
floor. ' '
The trimming of tablecloths has
grown quite elaborate of late,
though to have any color, as, for ex
ample, au uudercloth, is no longer
considered iu good taste. All
uapery must be pur white.
Unfringed damask, which can be
bought by the yard, makes lovely
'sets," the cloth and napkins being
hemstitched and a row or two of
diawn work put above the hem.
Cloth with deep hems and Inser
tions of heavy linen lace set in at
the plate line are used at dinners.
The hems may be hemstitched, but
an edge of lace to match the insert
ing aud put on flat is preferable as a
finish. Such cloth the ' careful
housewife keeps for a state oc
casions. Round tables and fringed, round
cloths are new. The round table is
usually highly polished, o that
when it is not set for a meal it may
stand uncovered with only a pretty,
embroidered or drawn work square
upon which stands a slender glass
vase with a ftw flowers or a hand
"Silence" cloths, or pads to pro
tect the table, are very uecessary to
keep any heat from reaching the
wood. Anwideain table paus Is
the one of padded muslin. This
may easily be made at home. The
cotton is laid between the muslin,
basted in securely and stitched
in quite small diamonds on (he
machine. Another good pad is made
of Canton Manuel, doubled the
downy side iu and stitched in
three-inch squares. Bind such pads
as these with cotton tape.
The Art of Laughter.
Do you know the art of laughter?
A little education in the art would
not make it artificial, and one would
surely enjoy it all the more if he
could realize that he might indulge
in mirth without making himself
look so very ugly, as is occasionally
the case, it runs in families some
times to distort the face with laugh
ter. I know a family who laugh
great deal. Their eyes always hut
up when they do so, and it is the
funniest thing when one dines with
them and something amusing is
said, to look around the table and
see exactly the same distortion on
every face. There is not au eye left
in the family. Three sisters whom
I know show quite half an inch of
pale pink gum when they laugh.
In their presence, like Wendell
Holmes, oue "never dares to be as
funny as one cau" for fear of seeing
this appalling triple vision of gum.
A little training in childhood would
make their laughter a pleasant
thing to look at, for they all have
pretty little square teeth, very
white and even. Henry Ward
Beecher says, "A good laugh is,
worth a hundred groans in any
market," and I am sure a pretty one
is worth a thousand. New Orleaus
For the Bed-room.
Pillow shams have gone out of
ttyle. Of course, it is only In the
household where the Hnen supply Is
practically limitless and the
laundress most amiable that pillow
cases may be changed every day,
and after once being slept on a pil
low case is not fit for daylight pre
sentation. As this 'is the case, the
housekeeper who dresses her beds
most daintily has a olster for day
time use only. The slip on this has
elaborately trimmed ends which fall
over at the sides of the bed. After
the pillows are well aired in the
morning they are stored away in the
pretty crtonne-covered box that
answers also for the purpose of stor
ing away the extra blanket that
should be put over the foot of the
bed at nizht.
The up-to-date bedroom is fitted
up with "twin" iron beds. These
are covered in heavy white spreads
that are fringed and hang down to
the floor. Trie slips of the bolsters
are of heavy linen.
The most delightful bedrooms are
those that have the effect of being
spotlessly clean. White matting,
with a number or rugs, Is used, even
in winter, for a bedroom floor cover
ing. There are no heavy-colored
draperies at the windows to shut out
tne sunchine. Every Bleeptng-room
should he flooded at some time of
the day with air and sunshine.
The experienced housewife says
that a mistake has been made for
years in having heavy sheets; that
a light-weight muslin should be
used, and that for summer sheets
cotton cambric is delightful. The
widths are put together with over-
stitching by hand,- and they wear
excellently. As for linen sheets,
they are only fit for warm weather
and they are not as delightful as the
cambric sheet. For use all year
round cambrlo pillow slip cannot be
A Perfect Mayonnaise.
Make a mayonnaise dressing after
the following directions: Put the
yoke in a bowl or soup plate, add to
it a half teaspoonful of dry Englsn
mustard and mix them well together
with a boxwood fork. Take a bottle
of olive oil in your left hand and
gradually drop in the oil and with
the fork stir the ingredients con
stantly." If it gets too thick and
heavy thin it a littla with a. few
drops of vinegar. Tarragon vinegar
is the best, then proceed again to
drop the,ojl and stir it as before, and
again thlMMf it gets too thick. Re
peal this process until the required
amount is made. Then stand the
dish .on the ice until time to serve.
Never put salt in a mayonnaise. It
6poiJs.it..v; i , ,
, ' To Cure a Cold.
A mosC'J'e,cellent ' remedy for a
cold, which' may easily be made at
home, arid' which has the advantage
of bf ing pleasant as well as effective,
is made as folio wTi Wash two lem
ons, and put them in a quart of boil
ing water. Bolt for twenty minutes,
remove, and while hot cut the Jem
ons'open and remove the pulp and
uloe. Strain through a course sieve
to remove the seeds arid mix with
half a cupful7 of granulated sugar.
Stand In a: Cool place until it has
ellled. ' Take a teaspoonful every
half-hour. ,This Is 'An old German
receipt, and 1 particularly good for
bronchial affections, as well as ordi
How Aigrettes are Obtained.
If every woman could realize that
hat trimmed with aigrettes was
ornamented at the expense of a lit
tle mother life, would she still wish
their adornment? Aigrettes are ob
tained In the breeding season, when
the mother bird anxious to protect
her young will not hover far from
the nest, and thus Is an easy mark
for sportsmen. Then, when the
proud, bappy mother is gone, killed
In the moment of her terror, the
cries of the .hungry baby birds are
left for the echoesir the woods to
soothe until death, at last, hushea
them into silence.
Women laugh in their thoughtless
ness at sentiments akin to these,
calling them the foolish exaggera
tions or one of nature s enthusiasts.
They cannot sen the necessity of go
ing without the wlng and aigrettes
which, make their headgear more
stylish and becoming. ''What are
a few among many? . they say.
"These ornaments are in the shops.
We did not kill the birds."
Pardon me, . you are as much a
murderer, at least, as the hunter
sent at your demands to bring those
bird lives for sacrifice to the altar 01
your love for fashion, you will
wear the evidence of a cruelty, ana
smile and be merry under the burden
of your guilt.
What would nature ao it the sun
shine of the world were not put to
music in the trees? Think of a spring
without the love calls of the birds I
Can we get a long without our song
Bters in the land? Then now can we
stoD their destruction? Only by wo
men, iu one great body and in. the
love of humanity., standing up for
the right; lifting their voices in one
mighty chorus of determination
against this awful devastation of life
and song; this sacrifice of joyous
existence to vain desire for orna
mentEdith Roberts in North
Clothes Helped Her Recovery.
"One of the things that helped my
recovery," said a woman recently,
who has Just regained health after a
serijus illness, "was a pretty bed
jacket which my sister brought me
one day in lieu of jellies and fruit.
It was becoming aud I enjoyed it.
"The doctor, when he first saw me
in it, said I looked 20 per cent, bet
ter than the day before;, man like,
he didn't appreciate the reason, and
my spirits, and, consequently, my
condition, bettered in proportion.
"Too often invalids are wrapped
in any bid thing that is handy.
Garwood's Sarsaparllla for the blood
guarauteed ucure. A. B. R&ixs
Crops in Arkaimtis City Marshall Latta'a
- Letter Democratic Primaries
Other Topics of Interest.
Litxoua, Ark., March 4, 1808. Tho
river fell rapidly a few weeks ago, but
last week began rising again from the
thaw North. Have had no rain of any
consequence here for some weeks and
the farmers have been making good use
of time. Many have finished planting
potatoes and listed all their cotton
ground, while some are only partly be
gun. Most of the cotton has been pick
ed, and the gins are not running regu
larly. We hear that much cotton will
be plowed under in some sections of the
county. We see a Northern man's
statement, that Memphis cotton is the
best in the world. Am glad to know
that Cotton Mills are being built in the
South, and think that Memphis would
be a proper location for one.
i A barge with a cargo of 42.C00 bushels
of corn, bound for New Orleans, sank
near the Tennessee shore opposite
Luxora two weeks ago. Government
hands lilowed her up with dynamite.
It is a pity that seme human beings
called "men" can become so depraved
as to perpetrate such dastardly crimes
a) the killing of the negro postmaster
and child in soutn uaioiina and tne
wholesale killing of negroes as was in
dulged in in Loneoak county, Ark.,
some time back. They have posted no
tices there and in Monroe county,
warning the negroes to leave or they
will be foully dealt with. At the former
Elace many of them have their own
omes ami are eald to be quiet and or
derly. At the latter, they are living on
farms of prominent men, who appealed
to Gov. Jones for their protection. He
has offered a $50 reward for the arrest
and conviction of each of the parties im
plicated. Mr. Latta's letter on the "ten o'clock
closing law" was just splendid, and
should be read and re-read by the par
eats of Columbia, then pa-ted in their
scrap-booka and read again soon; then
again in few months more, for some
people are naturally forgetful and re
quire constant reminders of the evils
their children are subjected to.
Iam truly sorry to learn that the
Democratic Executive Committee of
Maury has done away with the prima
ry elections and returned to the old
free-for-all custom. Have they forgot
ten .in a few short years, . the drunken
ness and rioting of friends of candi
dates, and of their meetings of negroes
with the "white trash" in some out-of-the-way
place of dark nights; oft'
times the candidate himself being pres
ent, to see things well carried on? And
what was generally done? tSurely noth
ing elevating, for why was it necessary
to slip away in the darknessT It has
Deen wisely said, "men tove aaraneBH
rather than light." Have they bo soon
forgotten how money was slashed In
buvinir votes, whiskey and sometimes
clothing and provisions for the fellow
who had a thougnt ror tne commit oi
his family for the man who didn't vo e
for the candidate spending the money.
"Experience Is the best of teachers,"
and Maury has certainly spent some
time in that school. ' '
But I am getting out of my line of
business. I do not believe ; in women
prying into politics, but from observa
tion we have learned a few things that
are best for the voting class, In little
elections. - 1
As we stated before, this Is a prohibi
tion county, but some parties in Os
ceola kept cider to sell and a few weeks
ago there were a lot of drunken men in
town. , '.
Investigation poved they were made
drunk on the so-called cider, and last
week, when another wairon loud of ci
der barrels were hauled Into town, thev
were promptly ordered back to the boat
lauding. a , .: ,. . f . m . .;..
' While speaking of th killing of the
negro postmaster in South Carolina,
I neglected to say that Mr. MoKinley
was kind enouiih to the colored race-
to assign one the post ollice at Osceola,
but the white citizens were indignant
and the newly appointed postmaster
told them he would employ a white as
Blatant who might attend to it alto
gether. .So, a Mrs. Driver has entire
charge of it. The colored population is
about equal in number to that of the
white m useeoia.
Mr. Nicholson is very anxious for
some of the Maurv farmers who raise
Irish potatoes ror pront, to try cotton
seed meal on a few acres, as an experi
ment. He thinks that II it win in
crease the yields here as much as is
cruimod for It, that It would be protita-
b e to Maurv countians, too. it costs
eicrhteen dollars per ton to get It deliv
ered here from Memphis and six huu
dred pounds is sufficient to plant one
acre. They say iney can put tneir pota
toes on the market two or three weeks
earlier than if thev do not use it, and
they sometimes make seventy-five bar
rels to the acre. Afteropenlng the po
tato ridges, the meal is sown In open
ing, thn the potato dropped on meal.
Congratulations to -Jim uanay. we
trust he will be successful in his chosen 1
It makes us sad when we see the death
list in the Herald each week, and we
always sympathize with the bereaved,
even if we never knew them, more than
we did while llvlug there, for the faci
is, we love all the people of old Maury.
Their joys and prosperities are our de
light, and their sorrows cause a corres
ponding pang in our own heart. Espe
cially do we sympathize with Mr. Ub
Bery'B family in their recent heart
Mr. Felix Smith, son of Mr. Wesley
B. Smith of Memphis, has recently
come here to try to regain his health.
His physician thinks if he will pull the
lines over old Beck's back a few months
and breathe the pure fresh air of the
corn and cotton fields awhile, that he
will be greatly benetitted.
Words are Inadequate to express our
appreciation of the many nice compli
ments we received from tha brother
and Bister correspondents, all of
whose letters we read with great In
terest. "Mrs. McCawber" must bestir
herself and write every week, since
many dear to our heart live in her sec
tion. And our long-ago friend, Mr. J.
E. Erwln, of Montecello, Ark., must
write aeatn. for he has a host of friends
in Maury, aa well as elsewhere, who
will enjoy reading his spicy letters. His
tribute to the memory of old uncle Tom
Offuttwas tender and touching. The
good women of Columbia Daughters of
the Confederacy would do a merito
ous deed to have a monument erected
over the colored hero' grave, for not a
ereater hero rests beneath Maury
County aoll. All his labors were spent
for the siiBDort of the widow and six
daughters of a dead Confederate sol
dier, until the youngest was grown. The
Masonic fraternitv helped in their
simnort awhile, but flually tired of it
and left the burden wnolly to uncle
Wa hone Mr. Erwln will favor the
IIekald readers with another of his iu-
tcrcsttng letters iu the near future.
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