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
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."
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.
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. *
PREVAILING ATTRACTIONS IN
, TUE REALM OF FASHION.
Natty Cycling Dress of Purple Cloth,
With Divided Skirt-Dross
Sleeves ror Ladles
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
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
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
ai6t for a lady having a 36-inch bust
leasure is 2^ yards.
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.
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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.
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
A heu in her lifetime rarely lays
moro than o'OO eggs.
Fuss and Fido Utilized.
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
halo of romance
around churo h
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
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
"What has beeu your largest bell,
"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
"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
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
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
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
tn*/ ,v^r fi
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
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.
'all, gentle- rain, In blessod, brimming
Cool with thy kiss tho city's burning
Moisten tho meadows whoro tho hot sun
ml fall refreshing on tho thirsting crops!
he warm wind for tay cordial greeting
Tho panting flocks for a merry welcome
Tho famished Holds untold a thousand
ho grass benda dimpling on tho mountain
'all, gontlo rain, while tho rejoicing lani
Smiles thankful whoro each radiant gem
all Uko a bcnodlotlon from Ills hand
Who makea tho storm and sunlight of tho
Iho sond thoo to rofresh tho living and
To^moura tho doad that know no love-or
-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.
In learning to ride a bicycle, ono
otices the sconory is very ?striking.
The difference between firmness and
bstinacy ?3 meroly a matter of sex.
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.
Tho mr.n who bito3 off moro than
o eau chew ?R not so numerous ai ha
ho swallows moro thau ho can digest.
Of pooplo meant everything they
lid the complications would bo nenr
f os great as if they said everything
She-"Why is it that somo mon aro
) calm and cool whon they proposo?"
Probably they aro not expecting to
Tho path of duty maybe leads
To solf-appiovul. but
The human mind wdl still attempt
To And a shorter cut.
Such Candor : A certain Professor,
n being asked what ho kuew upon a
articular subject, replied: "Nothing;
havo not even lectured upon it, sir."
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.
"Was Bridget pleased whoa yon
lowed her how to abell pgRs with tho
> siring beans with." - Cl
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
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
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 !' "
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."
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
By reason of severo drought for tho
ast threo years tho Australian wool
vip of 1895 fell oil nuprccodentodly,
MOTHERS READ THIS.
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
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.
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
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.
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