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THE COLUMBIA HEKAIJ): FltlDAY, APItIL 29, IS!8.
I ilf0WtHN's ISephrtment. i
I know not whence I came,
I know not w hither I K,
Rut the fact Ktands clear
That I am here
In this rld of pleasure and woe,
And out of the mint and murk
Another truth shines plain
It is in my power
Each dav and hour
To add to itn Joy or pain.
I know that the earth exists,
I; is none of my Ii'imiicss why,
( cannot tint) out
What it's all about
I would but wate time to try.
HI v life it a brief, brief thinu.
1 am here for a little space,
And while I stay
I would like, if I may,
To briithten and better the place.
The trouble, I think, w ill) us all
Is the lack of a hih conceit;
If each man thought
He was sent to the sit
To make it a bit more sweet.
How goon we could gladden the world,
How easily right all wroiiK,
If nobody shirked
And each one worked
To help his fellows alonj;.
ease wondering why you came,
Stop looking for faults and Haws,
Rise up to-day
In your pride and say :
"I am part of the tir-t great cause,
However full of the world,
There is room Tor an earnest man ;
It had need of me
r I would not he
I am hero to strengthen the plan "
Ki.la V. Wilcox.
The second session of tli National
Congress of Mothers will be held in
Washington City, May 2 to 7, in
elusive. The object of this congress
Is to secure the education ot parents
through the mo'hets' clubs, the p ir
nits' and teachers' meetings, and
Tarious circles organized for syste
matic child study. The time has
come when public nphiioil should
demand some training, snm.e' fitness
in those who as-ume parental re
sponsibilities. Ijehs preparation is
made for the vocation of parenthood
than for any other vocation, and yet
no vocation is more sacred and
charged with greater responsibili
ties. What to l VI li Iglhieim.
Personal uglinehS is not a pleasant
burden for any man or woman to
earry through life, and the way in
which it is borne usually furnishes
a very good index to character.
Madame l)e Htael and Charlotte
Bronto were women lacking in the
Hsual traits of feminine beauty, hut
they were so unconscious and it
aitlerent to their defects tlvH their
personal charm was greater than
that of most beautiful women.
"Mrs. Browning," says a friend
who knew her in Florence, "as
Dhe tiniest of women. There was
something 'l(i-li in her bird like
ta and masse of black hair, lint
she hud prohh!y in her childhood
biiHcii good-be to the hope of
beauty, and had foi gotten all about
it. Hence, when her soul looked
directly through tlm pinched feat
ures into yours, what did you care
how ugly they wtit?"
If the face lacks coinclines, good
sense should prevent attempts to
make it more attractive by cosmet
ics, or depilatories, or nose molds, or
by set, artificial smiles. Homely
leatures should be let alone and for
gotten. It the possessor of them is
cheerful and kind, self-forgetful and
courteous, she has qualities that arc
more highly esteemed than mere
beauty ; qualities that won for the
Uuss.au princess Olga, who was
supremely ugly, the pleasant dis
tinction of being the "most charm
ing woman in the world." Youth's
Him New Skirt.
Fashion's most radical change is
in skirts. In all else there is notice
able a likeness ot things that have
gone before, but the skirt of the day
is a decidedly new tiling. It clings
and tlares 'tud dos ot her things, in
uutline, that skirts have never done
before. Trimmed skirts are now ac
cepted facts, and as warmer weather
eomes, and thin textuns become
general, skirts will become even
"more fussy, and frills, rucliiugs and
flounces will gro.v in profusion.
The shaped tl union of varying
depths is a favorite in silk and
woolen stulf.4 and will obtain in cot
ton Irocks also. In the cotton gowns
bands of insert! in, of either em
broidery or lace, will be ,et into the
flounce and anovoit. In grass lawn,
muslin and plain giugiiams this cut
of skirt is very pretty.
The new flounce lias no gathers.
It is cut in circular f.mhi m and falls
lull at the bottom. The old fash
ioned Spanish flounce will bn used a
great deal in washable frocks, and
the triple skirt which is really
three scant flounces will again ap
pear as a fashionable Kirt model.
It is a tact that skirts are longer.
The present Myle would look really
very awkward if they were shon.
Much lit their gl'ce depends upon
long, sweeping line.
In silk skirts glace and ta IT ;ta are
popular, hut Cbiue ile-ius .tie not
worn. Broche satins, where the
silk is thickly pondered in color on
a black surtace will be ust'J for
handsome gowns, and in these the
skirts will be plain or very lightly
trimmed with uubou, frill or ruco
ings. ; nrrnl ttt .
Nun's veiling is In favor again,
and is to be bad in till the wood
brown shades which are so popular
and serviceable, a. well as in grays,
blues, la w it and reen.
The civpe ile ciiine waist is the
latest development of the separate
waist fashion. It is the ideal fabric
lor the inoiisqueiuire sleeves which
are so popular, ana may like ise he
draped and gathered on to the tl.ted
boiiv liniog with charming results.
The latest cycling costumes s'iow
a pivl. r nee lor black and the dark
shades ot blue and green, rather
than the light fawn and tan shades
which have been so much worn.
Yale blue is one of the popnl ir
colors in wool gowns for children.
They are made with a blouse waist
and guimpe neck, or with a blouse
front and Eton jacket decorated
Very spick and span are the. new
belts built of pique and having
pretty silver buckles. The shirt
waist and pique belt may not only
match, hot can be laundered togeth
er. How neat and tidy !
The latest veil is a scarf two y rds
long. It is edged with lace, finish
ed tin the ends wifh a flounce, ties
in one knot at the back, and the
ends are carried round in front and
tied in a bow under the chin.
A novelty in hairpins is u narrow
band of gold, two or three inches
long, studded with imitation or real
jewels, with a gold hairpin attached.
When the pin is in place the band
shuts down and confines the stray
Besides roof garden flowers piled
up on the backs of some spring hats,
there is an exquisite awning, gener
ally of tnousseline de soie edged
with black or white lace, to shade
the butterflies, which hover dainti
ly on slender wires.
The new pique gowns in plain
dai k blue, red ecru and white are
very stylishly made with the wide,
circular 11 nince skirt, which is espe
cially attractive in this material.
One pretty model in dark red has
two bands of white pique, striped
with narrow black braid at the head
of the II lUtice and again at the bot
tom. The wide sailor collar, on the
bl use waist, and the vest, are of
white, striped around all over with
the braid. An ecru pique is trim
med with three narrow bauds of the
same where the 11 nince is sewn on
the upper part, and the wid collar
is trimmed with white embroidery
and insertion. Plain white bauds
decorate another gown of dark blue
Th I UK That Are Told.
Silk shirt waists are completed
with a stock and long tie of the
The double skirt, introducing
drapery, comes more and more into
Parasols are tucked, ruttl id and
trimmed with narrow frills of satin
ribbon to match the gowns.
The new shirt waists show the
great fad for lucking and cording,
and the sleevs are sma.l and plain.
Sleeves differing in m iterial from
the rest of the borli 'm i- o-ie of the
changes of fashion iw exciting in
terest. The tendencv in embroidery,
braiding, etc., on tailor made gowns
is to employ it on lines running ver
tically. ('omliH'tl V to Longevity.
An eminent m-nlical authority
gives the following nineteen com
mandments, and if you keep them
sees no reason why you should not
live to be 100:
1. Kight hours' t leep.
2 Sleep on your right side.
3. Keep you bed-room window
open all night.
4 Have a mat to your bed-room
5. Do not have your bedstead
against the wall.
6 No cold tub in the morning, but
a bath at the temperature of the
7. Exercise before breakfast.
8. Fi it little me it and see that it
is well cooked.
S) ( For adults.) Drink no milk.
10. Eat plenty of fat. to feed the
cells which destroy disease germs.
11. Avoid intoxicants which de
stroy t hose Cells.
12. 1) lily exercise in the open air.
l.'i. Allow no pet animals in your
living room They are apt to car
ry about diseased germ.
' 14. Live, in the country if you can.
15. Watch the three Ds Jrinkiug
water, damp ami drains.
1(5 Have change of occup itioi.
17. Take frequaut and snort holi
Limit your ambition.
Keep your temper.
Stop mi'l sti'l II il.
A noted physician, wlnne specialty
Is diseases of women, once sill to
me; "If h i I a wifo whom I
wanted to get rid of, I wo.ild nuild
a house witli a step up or down in
every possible place. Then would
manage so she would be obliged,
like most of the country wives, t do
her own housework, and my object
would be speedily acc.om dished. I
should soon have a lirst-class invalid
on my hands, for whom it would be
entirely safe to appoint an early
A Took (iarilcn.
Do not say jou are not a Hosari in.
Become one. ' A little time for read
ing and study, a little applic ition of
what vou learn, and behold! the
Hose Garden h is come to stay.
Almost any who can command
a few feet of land, uny do some
thing with roses. In the Hr-a place
the soil garden soil is all)right if not
too light must be well mellowed.
Then dig trencher, one foot deep Mil I
fill with well-rotied cow-dressing.
Spade and mix veil, c wr with
earth and the foundation for your
garden is laid. Nothing is ouite h i
I good fill' Rises an the IM ill t I 1 1 1 II il t I
have meiiti ned. I write irom ex
perience. I have u Kose G irdeil
started in just this way alter making
Do this work early in May. After
one or two good rains and drying in
the warm sun it is ready for the rose
plants, winch 'or besf r suits should
be selected with care
If purchased at a II irist's. I would
recommend hybrids, rather than
the everbloomers or tea-, as they are
hardv and will stand the cold weath
The tens, however, do well, and I
have some lovely ones that with
good protection have passed several
winters in open ground as far north
as Massachusetts. Still there is al
ways a doubt. I never feel sure of
W en you start for a Hose Garden,
resolve it shall be just that nothing
but Roses to be found therein. I he
lieve they are royal flowers after all.
and a bit aristocratic. For they do
grow and thrive better all by them
selves. Perhaps from home neighbors you
can get here and there a hush, some
fine old varieties still flourish in
country gardens, set in your Rose
Garden and your climbers, too. if
practicable. A sunny, southern,
sheltered exposure is best, if you can
control such a piece of ground, if
not, take what you can get and do
the best you can with it.
After your roses are rooted, watch
them. Loosen the earth, shower
them, snip olf dead leaves and use
less branches; give plenty of nour
ishment and enjoy the pleasure and
satisfaction of their growth and
bloom. The Home.
To Kttep a IMI Carpet Frenli.
Wilton and other pile carpets,
which have delicate colors very
soon lose their bright, fresh appear
ance if not carefully attended to.
and particularly if in use in a town,
as they catch the dirt easily and
soon look dull and grimy. A carpet
of the above description should re
quire to be thoroughly swept with a
long broom only once a week, as
constant hard brooming is bad for
the carpet. It is of the utmost im
portance that the broom used should
oe clean. Frequent washing will
not hurt the broom, and will help to
preserve the carpet. If tea leaves
are required to lay the dust, they
should be well washed lu two or
three waters and then shaken in a
cloth before being strewn over the
carpet, so that they are only slight
ly damp and quite free trom tea,
which wou:d stain the carpet.
Every other week alter the carpet
has been swept it shou d be .viped all
over with a flannel wrung out of
warm, soapy water. The flaanel
should be dipped into the water fre
quently and sqeezed-sUlHcietitly not
to make the carpet wet. When the
washing is completed, the entire
carpet should be rubbed with a large
dry cloth. A carp' t kept cle in in the
above manner wiil last longer than
if only brushed, and look fresh alter
being In use for ten years, provided
it is of average quality 10 begin
City closets often become infested
with moths to the extent that a gar
ment that may not he worn for ten
days or two weeks even will receive
the attention of this industrious in
sect. If these and the treatment
app'ies to bureau drawers and trunks
are subjected to an emptying of
contents and thoroughly freshened
out and then are fumigated with
burned vinegar, it will be found
that the pests will soon be extermi
nated or at least kept at bay. A
shovel is heated red-hot and set in
some old tin pan before it is carried
to the closet, and the vinegar p mrd
upon it. Th steam and fume- pne
trae into evry cack ami crevice,
with disastrous effect to the m ths.
('leaiiini; Kronz". .
The treatment of brbnze'is a prob
lem which many a well' meaning
hou-ekeeper has failed to solve.
Washing bronze is a b id plan, as the
polish is delic ite and easily spoiled,
but careful dusting every day with a
soft cloth and a feather brush and a
little sweet oil rubbed 01 occasion
ally and well rubbed off with a soft
silk rag are said by a good house
keeper to have the best results. The
various polishes, pastes and powders
sold lor cleaning bronze are ao nit as
efficacious as the lily wh'te and rose
red blooms oM for the complexion
some of them do n harm. The
good housekeeper gives the follow
ing recipe for bronze that has been
stained: Make the article very hot
by putting it in boiling water; then
rub it with a piece of li iniiel dipped
in suds made from yellow soap pol
ishing it afterward with a soft linen
rag. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Tempting Krrlpen I'or Ff;.
Eggs witli parsley and butter
sauce Allow an egg for each person
and hardboil for fifteen minutes;
shell and cut in halves lengthwise;
put into a hot silver or fireproof dish
and pour over thetn the following
sauce: One and a half minces of
butter; put in on the fiVe and let it
melt slowly, hut do nor let it b iil. as
that spoils the taste of the sauce.
Next add to the melted b itter one
ounce of 11 ur; draw the pan olf the
Are and stir with a wooden spoon
till the butter is smooth and free
from lumps; then pour in three
quartets of a pint of cold milk; put
tliesiucepm on the flee and stir
gently till the sauce boils well.
Season with pepper and salt, and at
the last moment stir in tine table
spoon of vry finely chopped p irsley.
('reamed eggs Hard boil a half
doz-Mi eggs and cut in slices when
cold. M ike a white s nice ny cream
ing one even tablespoon of butter
with two of II Mir, and adding one
pint of milk (cream preferred) and
letting come to a boil. Season. In
a fireproof dish put a layer of cream,
then a layer of egg; another layer of
cream, and so on. Sprinkle bread
crumbs over the top and bron.
Make sure that, the sauce is of suttl
ci.Mit consistency to keep the eggs
from so iking into it.
The man who. stands idlv ny and sees
the life fadingoutof his wife's faee.see-i
her health going, ses hir becoming old
and faded and wrinkled when she
shiild still be in the perfect enjoyment
of vigorous, useful health, is either less
than a man or Hse doe- not know of the
one reined v which will bring her bi'iW
to health and strength, l'jrhip h r
husband cannot p-rsnade her to no to her
doctor, because she naturally dreaN
the inevitable "examinations'' an I lo'al
treatments. He can persuade her, if
she needs tiersuasion.to take lr. Pierce's
Favorite I'rescriotion. This truly won-dei-f
I iii'dicina Iim cured hundreds of
women ftr the he-t physicians havo
failed. It has been in constant use and
tested overy dav for thirty years. It
isn't an exi"riment. there are noehinces
about it. It is a eertiin cure for all de
rangements, weaknejses, irreguiaritle
and disnU nn,its of iutM'inl orgtn
peculiar Ij .v imn.
LETTER FROM "RUTLIXG WAVES"
Interesting Account of the llreuklnt; o
I he Levee at I. mora.
Ll'xoua, Ark., April KJ To-day is
vsry cold for this time of the year.
There was ice on the north side of our
house this morning. We have had a
continued cold spill now for some
weeks, that has greatly retarded vege
tation. Irish potatoes, though, are
peeping out at the sunshine. The Fort
Smith papers state that the Irish pota
to crop in that section will be a failure,
as the potatoes have rotted in the
ground because of the continuous rains
and lack of sunshine to germinate the
seed. Very little corn has been planted
in this section, but many of the farm
ers are fully prepared, and. f the
weather will permit, will have huudreds
of acres, both of corn and cotton plant
ed before this appears in print.
Buffalo gnats made their appearance
several weeks ago, and we suppose this
eoiu speu win serve 10 arive tiiem
away They tell us they were verv
tnild in their attacks on stock and cat
tle this vear. but we. being unac
customed to them, thought them quite
severe; and putting the guat oil in the
cattle's noses, ears and about II inks
was an entire uew feature to ourselves
as well as to the little Maury county
Jersey we brought with us. But we
considered it as necessary for our w.d-
rare as ror ners to 'oiiow the custom or
the country. We heard of a few mules
dying, but it was because they were
iieglecteil. it does no now appear so
strange to us that the people here do
not engage more in stock raising than
thev d . It would indeed be a great
undertaking to go through a pasture
full of old and young stock, such as
many Maury farmers have, with a
bucket of gnat oil and stick with moo
on one end, with which to mop each
one separately, twice a day. That is
om reason, and a good one, why it is
more prontaoie tor tne rarmers here to
buy their stock elsewhere. They can
make more money at something else,
with which to buy those for necessary
Tli is morning was disagreeably cold,
and the ground was frozen so tliit the
plowmen could not start work, until
old sol shed forth his rays awhile to
mellow the soil.
Tne great " Father of waters" is again
asserting his rights of destruction upon
the people along his borders. Last
vear. when we were reading the thrill
ing accounts of the great loss ot life
and property of his victims, I felt more
uneasiness for them than I now do
right here within a mile of his great
surging billows Ot course it is because
the people here aresa unconcerned and
fearless. They do not seem to appre
hend anything serl his, whi h will ap
pear strange, no doubt, to many of the
readers in Maury, when we tel1 them
that the little town levee at Luxora,
along the river's edge, which the cor
parate authorities had had thrown up
10 protect the business houses and
residences which are situated between
the big government levee and the river,
broke last Monday evening an 1 in a
few minutes the streets and yards
were nil covered with water. One of
the h .lids on the farm here was there
and said it was exciting to eee men.
women and children running ab ml in
water knee deep catching up the chick
ens and pigs, while others were seek
ing places of safety on the levee. A
lady friend told us shn w.u th in last
year and witnessed the bieakiugof the
little levee and the same scenes oc
curred, so, of course, they did not feel
much alarmed or every creeping thing
would have been ready and waiting for
the first signal of danger.
Mr. Nicholson and two oldest boys
went uu Tuesday morning to view tii.'
sights and get the mail. A negro mtu
rowed them to the P. (). in a batto, tak
ing the near cut way through back
yards and over fences. At the olli re
thev found a plank walk laid on blocks
through the building, water hong
several inches deep on tne floor. S "11 1
of the stores were built above hi;h
water mark, the upper stories bung
used for residences, while those not so
high, ot c mrse, have water on tirst
tl ior ; but there is a great deal of trad
ing and moving anout through the
town and over the water as if it were
dry. Mr. E. L. Wells, a prominent
merchant had his store, a nice large
one, and handsome cottage both raised
on jack screws after last year's ex
perience with the high waters, and has
a lovely row biar, will) which ti trans
port passengers from the levee to his
store. There are plauK walks lai 1
across some of the streets, from one
store front t another, over the water,
which is from six to eight iucues deep,
and it was from one of those walk-wavs
that Koss Nicholson learned a very
wet experience Tuesday afteruo n,
being led there again through
curiosity ; since which time the novelty
of walking on the water is not near so
enticing to him. The walk was not
"oinpleteii but the planks were all laid
acro-iti and resting on s one drift wood.
He started across, and when nearly
there stepped on a loose plank, when
he went under to his shoulders, hut
ciugnt a ti r in hold to a stationary
plank and scrambled back, as he ex
presses it himself, "panting and scared
nearly 1 1 death." He was the third one
to fall in there before the thing was
completed His pap nor older brother
kuew an vthing ot it until they heard
the Ciowd laughing at the fun. I
would not live up there witli my crowd
of curiosity seekers for anything, for I
know some of them w.mld be exploring
the deep 'ere long.
Little boys, and ladies too, row about
in their skitfs for pastime. The nun
all wear rubber boots and do not in.ud
putting their feet in water.
Some of the Luxora ladies were horse
back riding yesterday and stopped here
to have a saddle adjusted uroperiv, and
on taking a Crime of witor she re
remarked that "it was good cistern
water," whereupon I asked where they
were getting their drinking water now,
and she replied, "we dip it up." There
were some beautiful gardens there of
early vegetables that would soon have
been ready for the table. Two or three
hundred dollars were spent in putting
up that levee and they were working
hard to keep the water back, bat as
soon as the brjak was discovered th-.'
Mayor ordered it cut in several places
to keep it from washing out a hole.
The old levee runs just in front of our
house through the farm, and abnit
seven yeais ao it broke just back of
the barn arid there is a large pond there
now, the center of which is said to be
very deep The citv levee at Osceola
began giving way Wednesday evening
and hut for the timely ai l of the gov
ernment levee force, who were en
camped there with rifiy wheel scrapers
and 'in) muh's, srious damige might
have resulted. Thy succeeded in stop
ping the two-foot nreak and then con
tinued w irk t ti r ugh nit that nig. 'it and
next day, adding d rt to the levee
round tiie town. They ditched the
water o it of town and left her quite
dry. Tlvy but recently tinished work
on the g iverii'nsnt levee this side of
Usee ila, which has been greatly com.
mented up in.
M. ail vlrs W. P. H lie are now at
llih Springs, recuperating.
Dr Jim nie Hale and his excellent
wife recently reluruel from Chicago,
where he took a post graduate c mrse.
By the wav. he is graluite of Ten
nessee's famous Vanderbilt I'ntversity,
where he was colleague of some of
Maury's young phv-ieiaus.
We'purpose i w riting sooner, but h ive
heen quite sick for some weeks. Hooe
to c iiitinue ta imtrjve s as tj be ajle
to drive over to see the r'ver in a few
days, and, if we do we will write again
Saturday morning. This Is mail day
and wo will have to send this off. The
river rose a very little last night and
lacks about five inches being as high as
last year, A fall is expected to begin
within a week, if no more rains fall to
swell the northern and western
streams. HiPi'i.ixo Wavks.
AVegc table Preparation for As -slmilating
ling the S tomachs and Bowels of
ness andRcst.Contains neilhcr
Opmm,Morptiine nor Mineral.
Pumpkin Set J. '
fitrm Set J -Clnnfud
A perfect Remedy forConstipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions ,Y everish
ness andLoss OF SLEEP.
Tac Simile Signature of
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a stock of the cheapest, best and largest as-
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The entire stock marked down cheaper than
ever. Call and see for yourself.
W. J. OAKES,
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And dealers in nil kinds of Metalic,
Cloth and Wood Caskets Hnd Cases,
Burial Robes, etc. Bodies emhalmed
and prepared f'r shipment. Orders in
town or country promptly attended to
at all hours, day or nirht.
H.l9gant New Hearse XXJ. ciESK
fflnmv2d SaleS R0m c"rner six,h and Maln Streets. Citizens' Telephone 45.
HARRIS & COLE BROTHERS, "
HOUGH and DRESSED LUMBER
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Also Sash, Doors, Blinds and Moulding?.
WOOD delivered to all parts of the city.
.k"'"! nd la,ati"T cal1 nd eiore buying el.ewhere.
CalnSia Planing Mill ail FcrjdtnreraBtory7 EslaDlistiticl iiT 1867.
FRANK H. SMITH,
(Huo.-Mirto L.mi.A cmlth, Manufacturer of and Donler In
FURNITURE, SASH, D03R5, BLINDS AND MOULDINGS.
A full Hiipply i.r Uriel, always mi hand.
-VFRANK H. SMITE. ,.,,,.,,
Au Uncertain DUcaxe.
Thercisnodiseu.se more uncertain in its
lature than dyspepsia. Physicians say ilint
lie symptoms of no two cases agree, it is
hcrefore most dillicult to make a conect
liiigiinsis. No mutter how sf erc, or under
vlmt disgtiispdyspepsin ntincks ymi Browns'
iron Bitters will cure it. Itiviihmble in nil
lispases of the stomiich, MoimI and nerves.
Browns' Iron Bitters is sold by till deulers.
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For Infants and Children.
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If vou will call at
our store, vou will
agree with us, that
we now have on hand