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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892. VOL. LVII. NO. 13. Boston has just discovered that it has streets to the number of 550 with duplicated names. Methodism, if statistics can be re tied ou, is decreasing in England. The latest census shows over 2000 fewer members than tho year before. According to tho New Orleans Pica yune, "there has sprung up ot recent ycr-rs a disposition on tho part of some foreigners to live only long enough in tho United States to secure natural ization and then return to live ia the land of their birth, claiming oxomp tioa by reason of their American citi zenship from all tho exactions and duties placed upon European subjects. This is a gross perversion and abuee of American citizenship which cannot be too soon discouraged." ? 1 The Atlanta Constitution roniarks: Our readers moy form some concep tion of the immense activities of tho Presbyterian Church from the fact that the tote! expenditures, as re ported to the last general assembly, reached tho msgniacent sum of $14, 000,000. Of this $750,000 went for for foreign missions, 32,000,000 for missionary work npon tho sum J field, ind $1,000,003 for general benevo lence. These sums, great as they are, ' io not include tho large gifts and ex penditures for educational institu tions, for hospitals, asylums, orphan ages and kindred charities, which woo ld probably add another million dollars to the above named total. i Johanna Ambrosius, the Gorman peasant woman whoso poems have beer; the talk of literary Borlin for some time past, promises to be tome thing more than a momentary sensa tion. She was discoverod by the Gor man Emperor, who was so delighted with the martial ring of her poetry that ho set some of her poems tc music and Bung thom, to the great de light of Frau Ambrosius. Johanna is described as a creature of child-like simplicity, but tho following account of her appearance by tho Berlin cor respondent of a London weokly would suggest that sho understood the po etical "make-up" pretty thoroughly: "Johanna Ambrosius was led to tho platform by Herman Sundurmanc, and all eyes were riveted on her. She was dressed in somber black. Her thin, bony face was pale ond haggard, but : , ,? ,:? 1. cite her wonderfully touching poem3 her audience was entranced." ^ Eccently several destructive fires have played sad havoc with the Ameri can forests. Immense tracts have been destroyed on Long Island, in Northwestern Connecticut, among tho Adirondacks, in the neighborhood of Portsmouth, N. H., in New Jersey, near Concord, Mass., and in various other parts of New England, besides numerous destructive fires in the Western States. In Massachusetts one- of theso frightful devastations swept away tho groves mado sacred by the. pen of Emerson, and in the midst of which he imbibed the greater por tion of his quaint philosophy. Henry D. Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorno were also tenants of theso familiar woods. In addition to tho loss of forest trees there has likewise been the incidental loss of property and farm crops. Barely do fires of this kind break out without destroying barns and farm Louses, und frequently human life itself is sccrlucod. Tho Brooklyn Eagle, in explaining tho canso of those fires, fastens the re sponsibility upon hunters who camp out in tho woods and farmers who havo failed to take proper care in burning up the rubbish which has col lected during the winter months, lhere is, in the opinion of tho Atlanta Constitution, need of vigorous legisla tion just here in order to prevent a re currence of these frightful visitations. Instead of allowing tho forests to be swept away in this manner there is every reason why these vast arcas should be preserved. The forest is a groat protection to thc land, and often prevents tho cyclone from executing ts mission of disaster and death. The severity of theso disturbances is miti gated and sometimos altogether pre vented by the obstacles which tho for est interposes in itt. path. For theso and ether reasons our forest uren should bo preserved. Remarkable (?olden Wedding. G. P. Off aud wife, of Haughvillc, ind., celebrated their golden wedding anniversary tho other night. Mr. Off is seventy-four and his wife seventj' one years old. The peculiar featuro of the celebration was that Gottleib Haeberle and Mrs. Gimbel, tho best man and bridesmaid, and all of the guests who visited tho ceremony fifty years ago were present. Mr. and Mrs. Off havo three sons and three daugh ters, thirty-one grandohildron and two great-grandchildren. Tho celebration wound up with a supper and the presentation by the Gardeners' Asse rtion of a fine gold-headed cane. Timber Tests. Nearly 40,000 testa by the Forestry Division of the Department of Agri culture have established these facts : Seasoned timber is twice as strong as green, but weakens with nbsortioa of moisture; large and small timbers have equal strength per square inch i,f equally perfect; knot3 weaken a col umn os well as a beam ; loag-leafcd pine is stronger than average oak; bleedtog does not impair timber. * REIGNING STYLES. PREVAILING ATTRACTIONS IN , TUE REALM OF FASHION. Natty Cycling Dress of Purple Cloth, With Divided Skirt-Dross Sleeves ror Ladles and Hisses. rHE cycling suit depicted here with is of doep purple cloth, with cloth collar and cuffs. The skirt is divided only at tho back, being sewn in with tho knickerbockers, but in walking the ??ICIiINQ DBESS Wira* DIVIDED SK1R1. division ?3 quito invisible and tho skirt looks Hbo an ordinary dress with fal' folds behind, as usually worn. x AD?ES' AND MISSES' DEESS SLEEVES. In the first largo engraving aro represented two different styles of tho latest gigot, or leg o' mutton, sleeves in modified size, according to tho pres ent mode. No. 1, writes May Man ton, is of silk and wool etamino, dashes of silk beiug thrown to tho surface. Tho sleeve is shaped with a single seam simply gathered at tho top and arranged over two seamed linings that fit the arm comfortably. No. 2 is of chameleon brocade and has a separate underarm portion. Tho fullness stan ls out fashionably from gathers at tho top, fitting closely from elbow to wrist where they aro plai nly com pleted. Those sleeves can bo made of any material to match or contrast with the waist, basque, tea gown or wrapper in which they are inserte!, and tho wrists can be trimmed in uny desired style. The quantity of material 41 inches wido required to make either No. 1 or No. 2 design is 1} yards for a 36-inoh size. To make these alcoves for a miss fourteen years of age it will require o yard of the Kamo width mafcg, GIRLS' ETON s orr AND SHIRT WAIST. Navy blue storm serge and white LADIES' AND MISSES' Madras shirting aro combined in this useful and attractive outing suit. No style moro appropriate can be thought of for seaside, traveling, outing or gen eral wear, tho jacket being removable and easily adjusted over tho simple shirt waist. A box plait is formed at the edge of right front of shirt waist, gathers on each Bido at tho peck ar ranging the pretty fullness. The back is smooth, having a pointed yoke ap plied across the shoulders and tho full ness at tho waist line is gathered and arranged on a belt which is provided with buttons to which thc skirt is at tached. Tho rolling collar closos at ETON SEIT AND SHIRT WAIST. the neck and tho shirt sleeveH are fin ished ot the wrists with rolling cuffs th&toreworn outsido tho jaoket sleeves. The Eton jacket ie shaped by shoulder aud under arm seams and reveal the Bbirt waifct between the opon fronts, that are fiuished by a sailor collar. A removablo collar of white shirting to match tho shirt waist is buttoned on underneath and reaches to within un inch of the edgo of hine serge collar. Fashionable leg 'o mutton sleeves aro gathered at tho tup and plainly com pleted at the wrists. 'Ihe full round skirt is gathered at ibo top and sewed to a straight belt, ia which button holes oro worked to correspond with buttons on land of shirt waist, the ?.oeing being in ce?ir? back. Serge, Lweed, cheviot, flannel, mohair, duck, jrasB linen, crash or other suitings prill develop stylishly by tho mode, Dither singly or in combination with contrasting material and decorated ?vith braid, gimp, insertion or embroid ered edging. For tho shirl waist per cale, dimity, lawn, nainsook or batiste can be used. The quantity of material 3G inches ?ride required to make this shirt waist ror a girl ten years of age is 2f yardp. To make the jacket and skirt it will require of the samo width material 4? -ards for a ten year ild size. A BECOMING BASQUE. Fanoy silk Btriped batiste is hore .ichly combined with moss green leamless V-shaped vost portion is ;ewed permanently to the right front, atin and decorated with embroidered jatiste-edging. The stylo is very be* ioming io ladies of g?nerons figure, vho frequently complain that few of he fashion modes aro adapted to .hem. The graceful fullness in front ind back is disposed over glove fitted inings that close in centre front. Tho md is hooked over under the full ?dge of left. The full fronts aro gath* ired near tho edges aud azonud tho irm's eye, tho lower edges being dis used in overlapping plaits, which, vith the pointed outline, givo a very jraceful contour to the waist. Tho jack fits smoothly across, tho shoul ters, fullness at the lower edge being aid in overlapping plaits that are irmly tacked down bolow the wuist ine. Underarm gores separate tho routs and back, and tho neck is fin shed with a standing collar, over ','hich a ribbon stock is worn tied in argo bow at centro back. The gigot LADIES1 BASQUE. eeves are of fashionable full ness, the ithers at tho top being arrangod over ?rafortablo linings, the wrists being ainly completed. Tho modo is lopted to eilk, wool or cotton fabrics, id is handsome in shocr materials rer colored silk or percaline linings. Dy preferred style of garniture can ) added, if a more elaborate effect is ?sired. ai6t for a lady having a 36-inch bust leasure is 2^ yards. DUESS SLEEVES. EIBBON AS A TBIMMING. Nest to lace, ribbon is seen in quan tics upon many of tho newest gowns, t is such a graceful mode of decora ion and is so very adaptablo that evou he uninitiated may use it with suc ess, provided thoy aro not skimpy nth it. A ribbon trimming, with kimp littlo hows, is ruinous to tho svoliest gown ; tho making of a bow 3 no littlo art, and if ono hos not a saning that way it is better to uso orno othrr form of trimming, or havo hem made by tho milliner. Rosettes re much simpler and easier to mau ge, and in many cases aro quito as murt as thc bow would be. LEGUORN HATS. Largo leghorns appoar with their isual rogularity. They uro caught up it tho back in fiute3, which aro geu rously filled iu with flowers. Roses, ilacs, clover, colored tulle, and black relvot are the favorito trimming for heso large hats ; but bows of taffeta ibbon in light tints ure also used. L'ullo of two color?, puffed ali around he crown in frout to almost cover tho >rini, is a very effectivo decoration on ho shade hats of rough soft straw, md whito luco combined with tnllo ind flowers or with plumes and a ouch of black velvet makes a very >retty trimming. PINK IN SUtfUBB lnUblNKRY. Pink is the prevailing color in nuch of tho summer millinery, nud jink straw hats, pink roses uud pink ullo abound. Another popular color s green, in all the divorc shades iin igiimble, aud palo limo green s'.raw rimmed with blue or purplo is one of ho picturesque effects commonly KCCU ibis ceasou. BIG BOWS OUT Ol' FASHTOX. Tho hugo tulle bow, however, is ol ?be past. Its popularity M'as limited aud ts dowufail not difficult to foretell. >Iueh na tho material in Uko ', the bow is not becoming ami was foredoomed. Of tho 19,081.G VJ heros of \X?? cr.n taiucd in Scotland, not quita 4,GU0, D'JO arc in a ?tutc o? cultivation. GIANT CABBAGE TREE. It Is Twelve Feet High and Urows in California. Everything in California scorns to bo big. Every school geography tells' of tho big trees which grow there-' trees larger than are found in any other spot on tho globe. This story has to do with an enor mous cabbage. It hos grown so tall that it is really a tree. It ?B twelve; foot high and tho stalk ?B as largo as a man's waist. For nino months this remarkable plant has been growing,, and it has not stopped yet. It is not tho common cabbage, but belongs to-, the colewort or kale family. It resem- ' hies cabbage in many respects, but tho leaves do not form tho solid head whioh ?3 characteristic of the ordinary' cabbage. In many Southern Stato3 kale is highly esteemed as "greens. Tho tmall shoota are tender and edible,. tasting much like cabbage, whioh it; resembles while growing, as well cs after being cooked. * Tho Isle of Jersey is tho homo of tho . / kalo plant. It is used there as a food for the diminutive buff cattle winch have mado the name of tho island; known all over the world. This giant California kalo trco waa. grown on the grounds of the Statoj Agricultural Collogo ai Berkoloy. The < ' college authorities say .that tho leaves: aro muoh relished by chickens, and os 1 it produces groen leaves tho yoar.j around in tho mild clisiato of CalW fornia it is highly regurded. Th6] particular plant whioh has attained: such an enormous growth does not', ' differ from scores of others on the ; farm except in the matter of size. The A CABBAGE TWELVE FEET in G IT. stalk has been stripped of leaves to a point ten feet from tho ground. It tapers gracefully and resembles a young' hickory trco. Thc top is sur mounted byabuuchof yellow, feathery Howers. Somo years ago a cabbago plaut was exhibited at tho Ohio State Fair, which was sevon ff.et high. It took a prize, and was supposed to bo tho largest cabbago over grown, but it was Email compared with tho Berkeley monstrosity. Think of the quantity of corned beef it would take to mnko thc proper proportion if all the leaves on this lurgo plant should be cooked ct ono time! A whole steer would ccarccly be sufficient, and two or three 6uch plants would make enough sauerkraut to last a Milwaukee family all winter. Funerals on thc installment Plait. There Eccms to bo no end of trouble i.a store for thoso who aro so unfor tunate ns to bo members of thc human race. A groat many people continuo to live, not becnuso thoy Luve any aim in lifo or aro of auy particular eorvico to th? world or themselves, but be cauco thoy cannot, afford tho expense of djiug. An inventivo genius in Vermont recently devised a plau which eecmcd likely to supply tho long-felt want. It was nothing moro or less thau a fuueral insurance company. You could join tho company by pay ing $2 aud thou contiuuo to pay small monthly installments uutil you had paid ?75. Of course, tho great speculation in tho. tuiug would bo to dio right after you had paid your ?2 admission feo and beforo you bud blown in any of the monthly dues. Getting a collin with a doorplate ou tho lid; braud now shroud (no second-hand affair), olergyman at tho funeral and gravo on n grassy kuoll, is sometimes immonse. As soon as insured that would bc what you aro entitled to. That mado it ono of tho ncato6t echemos on earth, and if tho company could contiuuo solvent, lifo would have no object and everybody would want to dio to boat tho company. Tho insurance commis sioneru of some of tho other States, evidently ouvious of tho Vermont patent ou death, aro rofusiug to allow thu company to do business iu their territory. It is feared that this limi tation will compel tho Vermont or ganization to go into bankruptcy. Minneapolis Journal. nrr Tho British Admiralty proposes to send six additional torpedo boat de stroyers to tho Mediterranean, throo to bo stationed ut Mal tu aud throe at Gibraltar. A heu in her lifetime rarely lays moro than o'OO eggs. Fuss and Fido Utilized. -Fliegende Blactter. CHUECII BELLS. A VISIT TO A FAMOUS FOUNDRY WU KRIS Til KY ARE SI ADE. What a Halo of Romaneo Clings Around Their Chimes!-Soma or the Great Bells ia Europe. WHAT a clings bells! halo of romance around churo h Tho dramatist lins sometimes found in their chimes his most striking inci dent; tho novelist has woven round thom the meshes of his plot ; tho poet has sung of them. Tho bells, tho bel fry, tho bcllringers have all had their sharo of literary attention ; but ;uri ously enough, tho bcllfounder has been almost forgotten. A chat which I had recently with Mr. J. W. Taylor, the head of the famous Loughborough (England) brm of bell founders, John BELT, BUNG BY A LEVER. gaylor & Co., will ehow thnt tho man rho niukcs the bells io as worthy of iote as he who rings them. "I was boru," said Mr. Taylor, in -?ply to a question as to his experi ences, "on April G, 1827, nnd I havo Keen all my life conuccted with bell ?bunding. This is a craft which de mands Jroin those who follow it au mnount of attention, uny, I would say prye for one's work, as an art, boyond, scrimps, any other metal industry. It probably becauso of this that the rado has been handed down from ono ?eration to another with tho samo thnt marked tho families rm, for example, is tho repr?senta tive of nn uninterrupted line of bell foundors which runs through several centuries, and has for fifty years been established at Loughborough. "I and my two sons do not rognrd it entirely from thc commercial side, for wo aro allthreechangeriugers, and thus aro nblc to briug Ibo practical experienco of tho ringer to aid tho fonudor in tho introduction of little improvements in the bolls. I think I Al r CRANK AND Clim may say that a unique feat was ac- I coraplishcd in February, 18SS, nt the t parish church, wheu my sous and J, ? with teven of our employes, ran a peal ] of 5000 changes in tinco hours nnd c thirty-five minutes. I believe such a c peal has never been mug by ten ring- I ers engaged at ono establishment, and c a tablet m tho towoi records tho per- i formance." t "What has beeu your largest bell, Mr. Tuylor?" "Great Paul, hung in St. Paul's Cathedrul in 1SS2, is tho largest bell we have cast, as it is, indeed, the largest in tho kingdom, lt was cabt ( in November, 1881, and three furnaces ' wero employed, tho melting of the j twenty tons of inetul occupying eight j and a half hour;-1. Then at thc right moment tho doors of tho furnaces were 1 opened, and the great Hood of molten ' metal came rushing into the pit which ' contains the clay mold tho sizo and ? shape of tho bell. "it was not until six days had ! elapsed that the heat abated sufficiently 1 to allow us to hoist tho bell out of the 1 pit. The bell aad tho mold, I ought 1 to add, wero contained in a cast iron case, which, in view of tho import nuco of its functions, was made strong erough to boar a pressure of 200 tous. 1 "Tho diameter of tho bell is 9 feet G? inches, and it is moro than twice tho weight cf tho great bell of St. Peter's ut Homo, lt cometimos hap pens thnt bells have to bo recast several times before a 'true bell,'as wo cull it, ?H produced; but, in this instance, the first casting was successful; nnd Sir John Stainer, who closely examined and carefully tested the bell, said that bc found its musical tono impressive beyond description. Tho cost of thc bell and of hanging it was $15,000. "Wo U'?O ?:vt tho grand peal of twelve hells at St Pam's, which weigh togoiher ov?*r 271 cwt.': "?ou have cast tho Imperial Insti tuto boll?, have you nut'r" "Yes. There were ten of them presented by Mra Millar, of Mel bourne, and we were commissioned tc execute the work. Each bell is named ifter some member of tho Boya) Family, tho tenor bell bearing th? inscription, 'Victoria, E. I. 1837 LS87,' wbilo tho othora aro named respectively, 'Albert Edward,' 'Alex indra,' ?Alfred,' 'Arthur,' 'Albert, Victor,' 'George,' 'Louise,' 'Viotoria: mi 'Maud.' Then round tho shonldei af each is cast: 'Elizabeth Millar ;avo me ; the Loughborough Tr.yloM made me.' "It is an old bellfoundcr'e fancy to iavo a line or two of rough verso cn Iiis bells; and if you wero to go ;hroughany history of bells you would iud mediaeval couplets which record ?bo names of tho donors and the fouil lera in much the samo stylo cs tho Imperial Instituto bells do. "Then wc cast tho sixteen bells for Worcester Cathedral, which wo regard is one of our triumphs. Lord Grim horpe, who yon know is ono of tho lighest authorities on bells and bell .ingiug, has stated that tho Worcester >eal is equal, if not sa perior, to tho amons peal at Bow. Thon our work nay bo seen, or, perhaps, from its josition, I ought to say heard,at Man ?hester. In tho Town Hall an almost hromatic scale of bells was hung by is. Ten of them aro hung as a ring ug peal, and aro of tho same weight s Low Bells. "Thc largest bell weighs eight ton?, nd the total weight of the peal in bout thirty-four tor\ "Each of them bears tho namo o* aitials of somo mombcr of the City Jonncil, or Corporatiou official, and ach bas a hue from Tennyson's 'Ring )ut, Wild Bells.' The towers of tho athodrals of Edinburgh and New astlc-on-Tyno ulso contain fino peals, it present we aro just beginning work pon a now ring of ten belle, which jord Ivcugh is presenting to St. Put ick's Cathedral, Dublin." A visit to tho foundry of tho "Lough trough Taylors" is a striking cxperi nce. From tho groat yard, whoro bells of ll sorts and all sizes lio around, ono lasses to tho smith's shop, fitted with team hammers, forges and all tho ?test appliances of the founders' art. .'hen, though tho caipcntcrs' shop nd tho fitting shop, ono reaches the uning shop, where somo of tho most elicate operations aro conducted. Tere as to a great apsizo of bells come ho children of tho furnaco aud the ?old, "tried by fire" and purged ol ll earthly dress, to be tested by lulled hands. Hero is, perhaps, the most complete nd ucear J to sot of taning forks in the arco kingdoms ; not tho little feeble sued forks that one sees in the music aops, but big follows that weigh oarly two pounds each, which oro roducod by tho aid of specially-do Igned and costly machinery, ond can '-'-Bl htnown? But tho foundry itself ?3 tho most iteresting of oil to bo seen at Messrs. 'aylors', especially if ono is fortuaoto nough to bo ablo to witness a casting, 'he furnaces, glowing with white heat nd tho molten metal, stand just abovo deep pit, into which thc mold with :s core of clay has been carefully 3 wer od. At tho foreman's word tho doors pen with a blazo of light, ulmost rf' i,. Sw, tn*/ ,v^r fi FOR RINGING. diuding in its intensity, and in tho winkling of au eye tho grcut mold is iill of metal and tho faraace is empty. iVhcn tho metal is cool, tho great >vcrhead cranes will lift it out of iti sloy ey adjuncts, and th ero remains a mil. Buta rough one, needing much deaning and smoothing and burnish ug before it may take its turn in tho uning shop, and thenco to tho world. Tile' Florida Orango Outlook. M. S. Moromau, tho traveling rep resentativo of tho Florida Fruit Ex mange, estimates tho probablo pro luction of oranges for the next season it 12.J,0?? boxes, as ogoinst loss thou 30,000 for tho season of 1893-'0G. 3omo oranges will bo produced in al most part of thc oraugo-growing belt jf tho State, though of courso in small ruuntities iu most parts. Tho recovery >f the trees is not oo rapid, according to Mr. Moroman, as many have antici pated it would be, but ho stated that it w :s sutisfuctory. About half of tho ?creago that was flourishing beforo tho disaster of fifteen months ago is now being recovered by active efforts, I i wbilo the rc^t is being neglected or is lt but indifferently cultivated. "J. am satisfied that twenty years will be re quired to roplaco tho bearing surface thut was iu existenco boforo tho freezes," ho said.- Jacksonville Citi zen. How to Porige tho Lightning. Thoso who uro actually ufrai 1 of lightuiug should place their chiir iu the center of tho room and get thsir I t feet up off tho floor, or place aluraiu um gluts uuder their chair posts, which is a suro protection from tho J 1 dangers of lightning stroko.-Storms . ? und Sigu?. 1 - mc ? Gardeners to tho number of 303 fcok part in thc recent Gardeners' Ex- ' position in Dresden, Germany. AN INVOCATION. 'all, gentle- rain, In blessod, brimming drops Cool with thy kiss tho city's burning streols; Moisten tho meadows whoro tho hot sun beats, ml fall refreshing on tho thirsting crops! he warm wind for tay cordial greeting slops Tho panting flocks for a merry welcome bloats; Tho famished Holds untold a thousand sweets, ho grass benda dimpling on tho mountain top3! 'all, gontlo rain, while tho rejoicing lani Smiles thankful whoro each radiant gem nppoars; all Uko a bcnodlotlon from Ills hand Who makea tho storm and sunlight of tho years; Iho sond thoo to rofresh tho living and To^moura tho doad that know no love-or tears! -Frank L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution. HUMOR OF THE DAT. Tho "flyer" in stocks of ton tarn3 nt to bo a "header."-Pack. This is tho month of pink and roso, Whon balmy breezes sigh, And children tura tho gardon hoso Oa ovory passor-by. A mau often spends all his money rying to get something for nothing. -Puck. In learning to ride a bicycle, ono otices the sconory is very ?striking. .dams Frooman. The difference between firmness and bstinacy ?3 meroly a matter of sex. .dams Freeman. To roam tho bosky woods at will, To fish bosido t.'io brook, ? Will Hil your soul with joy until v It comos your turn to cook. -Judge. Tho mr.n who bito3 off moro than o eau chew ?R not so numerous ai ha ho swallows moro thau ho can digest. -Life. Of pooplo meant everything they lid the complications would bo nenr f os great as if they said everything ley meant.-Lifo. She-"Why is it that somo mon aro ) calm and cool whon they proposo?" Probably they aro not expecting to e accepted."-Life. Tho path of duty maybe leads To solf-appiovul. but The human mind wdl still attempt To And a shorter cut. -Detroit News. Such Candor : A certain Professor, n being asked what ho kuew upon a articular subject, replied: "Nothing; havo not even lectured upon it, sir." -Tit-Bits. Beneath a bushel do not hido Your lamp's effulgent light, tut put it on your biko and rida ? . Ii'orth in the darksome night. -Pittsburg Nows. "Was Bridget pleased whoa yon lowed her how to abell pgRs with tho > siring beans with." - Cl Record. Mr. Crimsonbeak-"What kind of dress do you call that red affair Mrs. tylos had on to-day?" Mrs. Crim snbeak-"That's a calling gown. 'Well, gooduos3 knows, it looks loud nough to call."-Yonkers Statomau. Mrs. Whito-"How is your wife, tr. Brown?" Brown, (pointing to rhoro his wifo sits in ibo next room, t work on his coat)-"Sb's ?ow 9W." Mrs. Whito-"Oh, I seo; sho i mending B?ro _enough."-Boston 'ranscript. i An Irishman mceting'anothcr neked hut had become of their old ac? uaintauce, Patrick Murphy : "Arrnb, ow, dear'honcy," answered the oth r, "Poor Pat was condomnol to bo tinged, but ho saved hij lifo by dying i prison."-Tit-Bits. Ho-"Did that Miss Flyrt receive iany proposal last season ut Bye leach?" She-"Many? Why, re oiving proposal? got to bo a habit dth her. In a short time sho couldn't oar a soda water bottle pop without xclaiming, *Thia is BO sudden !' " Ihicago Post. Sound Advice: Borrowall (happon 3g in)-"That's a tino machino of ours, Ferguson. Some dur I'll como rouud and tako it out for n little pin. By tho way, what kind of a bi yclo would you advise me to ride?" 'orguson-"I'd adviso you to rido ne of your own."-Chicago Tribune. "Hello," said tho mahatma, as ho let tho elemental iu tho antral, 'What aro you up to to-day." "Oh, ast knocking arouud," replied tho lemcntal. "How's things in Thib t?" "Well, wo'ro having just thc arno kind of spring wo had 5000 years go-wot aud backward. So long." linncapolis Journal. Ago nf fish L'nli milo J, "The ago of fish is almost unlitnit d," observe! an o?lcial of tho Fish yommissiou, in reply to a qucptiou. 'Professor ?aird devoted a great deal ?f timo to tho question as to tho length d'lifo of fish,, aud ho found that tho odiuary carp, if not intcrforod with, zould livo tivo hundred years. lu hi t prittngd on tho subject ho stated that hero is now liviug in tho Boyal Aquarium, in Bussiu, several carp hat aro knowu to be over six hundred rears old, and that ho hud ascertained n a number of cases that whales live o bo over two hundred years old. A jentlemau in Baltimore has had an >rdinnry gold fish for sixty-three rears, aud his father informed him ibnt ho had purchased it over forty .cars before it came into his poi?ses iion."-Washington Star. . Lid Not Mind thc Kain. A pretty little incident took placo u counectiou with tho recent visit of ho Duke and Duchess of York to Jalford. Whou the carriago drew up '.t tho doors of tho Institute, rain bo jan to fall heavily upon thc douso :rowds assembled, and thc Duchess )ut up her umbrella. This, howover, .athor disappointed tho loyal folks, imong whom ouo young womau was bund courageous enough to protost. 'Oh ! dopttt itdown,please,and lot tho ?eople seo you ? You're bonny enough 'or anything!" eho cried. Tho duchess smiled, blushed very prctdly it tho compliment, and put tho um ??rolla down, nor did tho heavy rain xinpt her to put it up again. -Tid bits. _ By reason of severo drought for tho ast threo years tho Australian wool vip of 1895 fell oil nuprccodentodly, MOTHERS READ THIS. The Best Remedy? For Flatulent Collo, Diarrhoea, Dysen tery, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In fantum, Teething Children, Cholara Horbas, Unnatural Drains from the Bowels, Faina, Griping, Loss of Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis eases of the Stomach and Bowelu. PITT'S CARMINATIVE . Is thc standard. It carries children over' the critical period ol teething, andi is recommended hy physicians ts. tho friend of Mothers, Adults and' Children. It is pleasant to thc tartc.t end never fails to givo satlsfac?on.. A tow doses will demonstrate its sa-' Uperlatlve virtues. Price, 25 eta, perl bottle. For solo by druggists. HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS, "Sf THE HOUSEHOLD WO OE BOO?f. - Thoro is a general impression thal it is an oasy enough matter to rip up a garment. Almost anybody oan do it, and is an undertaking that requires no special skill or care. Acting on this idea, clothing is pulled, torn, cut with knives, snipped with scissors, and Anally, taken to pieces aftor this un profitable fashion, and tho oporator comes and declares that everything is ready. A dyer who handles a large quantity of black goods says that ho long ago gavo up expecting anybody to rip a garment up as it should be done. If tho seams aro ripped, they aro full of threads ; sometimes there uro buttons on; hooks end oyes arc not uncommon ; tho fronts of them aro stuck full of pins of various sorts, and linings, facings, braids and tho liko remain, in whole or in pieces, just as tho individual who had charge ot tho disintegrating process happens to leave t!iem. To rip up a garment properly thoro should bo no pulling, tearing or drag ging apart. If one cannot tako tue end of tho thread and pull it out, tho stitohes should bo cut with a sharp knife. Very fow persons can rip u garment with scissors without doing it great harm; indeed, many find it impossible to cut stitches with any thing without making holes that ren der tho goods absolutely worthless for the ono who originally wore it. Wheu it is dono the edgos are so rugged that a much smaller pattern mutt bo used. In preparing goods for tho dyer or to be mado over, every stitch should bo . takon out. It seems scarcely neces sary to say that facings, braid and hooks and eyes must bo xeuoovod, but this is imperative, in view of tho con dition in which garments come to ti.a dressmaker and the dyer. Man;' dresses, capes t nd jaoketa are perfectly T? wonder tb ut Brno one does oot set up an establishment for ripping clothes aud putting them in order for the dressmaker. Tho owner of thom fre queut^has not time to do thom prop orl'^yr is too earless aud understands u. S"'Kt\e the requirements of them to der it, had she. all tho time in tho world. Somo semi-invalid ia every community might got a tolerable liv ing, or nt least add to a limited in come, by preparing garments for re modeling. -St. Louis Globe-Democrat. - v./ EG j PLA:?T. . . Thc egg plant, so conspicuous from Its size aud color in our market?, for vaost months in the year, is a native I'Df tho East Indies. It is a "near re? Ativo" of the tomato, lt is sometimes jailed thc mad apple, and as tomatoes were first called love apple ?, they seem to bo fit companions. In earlier days they were often cooked together. Thcro aro two special varieties of egg plant generally kuown, but what seems to be a cro?s between the long and tho round is tho kind usually found in the market. To slice and fry thom is tho com monest way ot ?cooking, but there aro many other excellent ways that tho skill of cooks has developed. When broiled they retain all thear flavor, and oro not greasy, as when fried, though dipped first in sweet oil to pro tect tho surface. Egg plaut should ba sliced, pared and sprinkled with salt always an hour before using, to es tract tho bitter juice, which is also very unwholesome. Boiled, mashed, well seasoned aud baked iu a shallow dish, tho top well sprinkled with bread crumbs aud bits of butter, gives au agreeable change with this vegotablo. Egg pl*nt fritters, too, ;are a dainty dish, cosily mado. Tho plant should bo cut up, and boiled in salted water, to which a spoonful of lemon juice is added. When cooked aud drained, mash and add to ono largo *gg plant ono coffoccupful of Hour, two eggs, 6alt and popper to tho tasto, aud half a teaspoonful of baking powder. Shape into frittors nud fry. Another novel way to u-e egg plant is to take equal paris of stewed egg plaut, cooked rico and minced mut ton. Add a little salt, pepper, Hour. Bind all with beaten ogg, and drop by spoonfuls into boiling fut. Servo with a rich tomato sance. There are mauy ways of stuffing egg plant. Wheu well done, it is a baud some dish on tho t.ablo. Th's rule ii both plain aud good. Mineo ?nd cook, fry, but not browu, ono largo eil vcr ekin onion, ?dd one-half pound of sausago moat; thc insido of tho egg plaut chopped, butter, salt, pepper and a handful of fiuo bread crumb*. Simmer all together for thrco min utes, allow to bccouio cold and Iben stufi' tho egg plant. Koplaco tho piece cut off, coyer with battered paper, and bako in a quick oven twenty iniu utcs. A plainer way is to cut tho egg plant in halves, tako out thc insider*, chop, season plentifully, mix with bread crumbs sufficient to fill the two halves, lay sido by side, and bake. Egg Plaut With Curry-Wash and boil tho vegetable whole, adding ono large chopped ouiou aud tho juico of a lemonjto tho water. When cooked, cut opeu ard ncoop ont nil the pnlp. Add to this and mix iu ono level tea spoonful of mustard, ono of olivo oil, and ono of curry powder. Return this to tho plant, and it is then ready to ecrve.-Now York Observer. NEVER try to cover up one wrong and thereby make another.