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DeSOTO TIMES
VOL. XXV.—NO. 31.
HERNANDO DE SOTO CO., MISS., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 181)0.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
"GROWN OLD."
TOfrt noble deeds we meant to do
When, in our long lost childhood'« days,
We planned how wo would travel through
Life's tangled maze.
How very great we meant to be I
The whole wide world would hear us;
And to our tame would all agree
IJnanlmousl
And we would bo so very good;
A r -1 who were suffering or opprest,
Mf*buld Und their sorrow understood,
Their wrongs rodrest.
And never should wc know the need
01 loving word or tender touch,
Till wo should love all men indeed,
Since loved so much !
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Now one by ono the years have passed,
We are no longer glad and young,
We fold our hands for rest at last,
Our sougs unsung.
"Wc look back, while our hearts are bowed—
The noble deeds
Glad to have helped, amidst the crowd,
Here and there one.
Love parted, from us unawares,
The fame and glory never came,
We thank God if somo, in their
Still breathe
—Violet M. King, in Once a Week.
still undone—
prayers,
name.
HIS WIFE'S ALLOWANCE.
Hc.w It Saved Her Husband from
Financial Ruin.
i
Drifting—drifting away into the quiet
Und of dreams—half uncertain whether
ho was awake or asleep, with a pleasant
sfmi-consciousness, the while, of tho
clear fire gfimmering on the wall and
the gray kitten purring drowsily on tho
hoarth-ivug, George Raymond had a very
narrow escape from a sound nap when
his wife came in with fluttering dress
and elastic step.
"George, dear!" said sho.
"Well, Cis." lie was wide-awake in
a moment, and ready to make an affi
davit that ho hadn't had the least idea
of going to sleep. "What is it, littlo
busybody?'' ho asked, lazily strotching
out his hand to play with her watch
chain as she came toward him.
"Can you spare me ten dollars this
evenip.g?"
"Of course I can. What is it for?" ho
asked, leisurely opening his purse and
heading her the money,
j "Tho milliner's bill; she will he here
nearly to-morrow morning. Thank you,
dear."
Mrs. Raymond sat down on a little
hassock, close to the sofa, when she had
put the money in her purse, so that tho
firelight played genially on her delicate
face with its shadowy masses of dark
hair, and large, violet-gray eyes,
j "Well, Pussy, what are you thinking
about?" said her husband, after a few
moments' unbroken silence,
"To toll you the truth, George," said
Mrs. Raymond, looking up smilingly,
"I was wishing that instead of coming
to you for every thing I want X had a
regular allowance of my own."
"A regular allowance of your own?"
he repeated. "Really, that is
complimentary to my generosity."
"I knew you would laugh at me
George; yet indeed I do wish it
m lieh. "
"And pray, why? Don't I give you
every thing you ask for?"
"I know you do, my love; yeti should
feel richer, somehow more independent,
if I had my own resourses—if you would
allow me just such an amount every
month. "
"How much would satisfy you, littlo
miser?"
"Well, I think I could do very well
on forty dollars a month."
H Do you happen to know that I have
handed over to you just one-third more
Ahan the sum you specify during the
last four weeks? It strikes me you
"would not be c&uch of a gainer, pecuni
arily speaking, by this new system of
finances."
"But I believe I should, George, for
it would teach me to calculate and
economize, and—"
"in short, you want to trythe experi
ment?" said her husband.
"That's just it," she said, coaxingly.
"My dear, this is all nonsonso," said
he. "Believe me, X understand tho
care of money botter than you do."
"Then you are not going to indulge
me?' 1 said Mrs. Raymond, and thero
was such a plaintive accent in her voice,
that her husband checked himself in
the midst of a tremendous yawn, to
look full into tho aggrieved little face.
"My dear," he said, laughingly, "I
havo never refused you any thing you
chose to ask, and it isn't likoly I shall
begin to assert my independence at this
late hour. Take your forty dollars a
month—take what you please—but I'm
considerably mistaken if you don't come
to me, teasing me for 'just a littlo more
money' bofore tho four weeks have ex
pired."
"Now you shall see!" said the delight
ed little wife. "What shall I render in
payment of your docility, Mr. Prophet?"
"A kiss," replied her husband. "And
now he off about your business, and let
me finish my nap."
Bow often, during the next twelvo
months, George Raymond rallied his
wifo within an inch of the "crying de
gree" about her financial schemes—how
often he alluded mischievously to the
probably exhausted state of her purse,
and his entire willingness to hand over
any amount of money the moment she
would confess herself to be wrong, and
him to ho right, until she was nearly
tompted to abandon her cause in do
spair. But she persevered so bravely
that aftor awhllo ho declared that ho
believed his little wife could do vory
well with a smaller sum than he had
previously any idoa of.
very
very
"But I know you aro denying your
Bolf scores of feminine fol-de-rals, Cis,"
«aid ho. ''Say tho word, my dear, and
I'll make it fifty dollars a month, in«
stead of forty."
"No, Indeed," said Cicely, decisively.
"Didn't I tell you that forty would be
enough? And it is."
Nearly five years had passed away.
It was a stormy night in March; tho
clouds wore flying before a strong gale,
and tho air was chill and raw with oc
casional gusts of snow. Mrs. Raymond
sat in her cheerful parlor, stitching
away at a little frock for her sleeping
baby, and singing seme half-forgotten
melody to herself as she worked.
"I wonder what makes George so
late," sho murmured, as a stronger
blast than usual shook the windows and
roared down tho chimney. "1 hope it
isn't any difficulty in his business mat
ters. lie has looked very grave lately."
words had scarcely passed
through her mind when tho door opened,
and Mr. Raymond entered. He did not
speak to his wife as usual.
''George, are you ill, doarest? What
is the matter?"
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Ho made no reply. Sho rose am came
to his side, reiterating her inqume,
Ask mo no questions, Cicely.' ho
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sa d at length in a tone so strangely
altered that she started at its sound.
ono°"l " rn L ' " S S0 ° n
"11 me, my husband. Aro not my
joys yours, your sorrows mine? Surely
we have not ceased to be one?"
"Cicely," ho said, rising "I did not
intend to cloud your happy brow with
my griefs; hut it is too late longer to
dissemble. I had hoped, dearest, to
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outride this storm of disaster, which
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lias wrecked so many of our wealthiest
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merchants in its whirlpool ot failure.
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To-morrow, however, a heavy payment
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falls duo. I had relied on receiving
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debts which would fully liquidate the I
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amount, instead of which, I have heard <
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to-day of the failure of the firm on
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which 1 had so wholly depended."
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"But can the amount bo raised in no
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other wav, George?
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By borrowing hero and thero—by ;
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strainmg my credit to tho utmost, and 1
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scraping together every dollar of avail
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able funds, I can raiso the sum, all ex
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cept ono thousand dollars. But
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it might as well bo one 1 .
dred thousand dollars. Unless the
whole amount is met, I am a ruined,
disgraced man. To think that my whole
future life should bo darkened for want
of ono thousand dollars!"
"And is that all you lack?" asked his
wife.
"All!" he replied. "But what is the
uso of dwelling further upon it. I ap- j
prociato your sympathy, Cicely, but it is
vain."
IIo sank back on tho sofa, clasping
his hands on his closed eyes. Ho must
havo lain thero motionless for five or
six minutes, when Cicely, who had left
the room, returned, and laid her soft
hand on his forehead.
"Dearest, look up a moment. Do you
remember our childhood's fable of tho
lion who was released from tho not by
a little mouse's tiny endeavors?"
"What of it?" ho asked, with a
vague apprehension that Cicely's wits
had been a little unsettled by the
sudden nows of their impending mis
fortune.
"Well, I am the little mouse—you tho
snared lion. Hero is tho sum you want.
Take it. and may it prove useful in your
time of need!"
lie sat suddenly upright, staring alter
nately at her and tho roll of neatly fold
ed greenbacks.
"But, Cissy, bow—when —?"
"Dear George, I saved it from my al
lowance," sho replied. "I thought per
haps tho day might como when it would
bo welcome. Believe me, my husband,
it gives mo ten thousand-fold more
pleasure to placo it in your hands than
to havo expended it in waste, or on
any thing that I did not absolutely
require."
"My darling wife!" faltered George
Raymond, "you have preserved mo from
ruin. This crisis once passed, I can bid
defiance to misfortune."
At that moment Cicely soemod to him
to wear the lovely guise of an angel of
rescue. Later in the evening, as she
sat by his side, sho could not forbear
whispering, with a touch of loving mis
chief in her voice: "George, who was
light about my financial abilities, y
or I?"
"You little tease!" said he, laughing.
"I never realized boforo what a blessing
it is to have an economical wife."—Anna
Ravensdalo, in N. Y. Weekly.
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Against Cut and Dried Crlticlmn.
The art of criticism is such a fine thing
that one must regret its present tenden
cy to formulary. It has, I think,.such a
tendency among us, curiously enough
at the very moment when elsewhere—
in France at least—it has emancipated
itself into the license of a mere record
of irresponsible impressions. In En
gland, perhaps, it is equally irreponsi
ble, but certainly not impressionist.
With us tho novel mainly seems to be
tho victim of this tendency. Our critics
—do not inquire too closely who they
are—are at the present moment nearly
unanimous in their preoccupation with
prescribing to the novelist from tl.e old
rules of French unity and German ob
jectivity. This would bo all very well
if they were professors in a conservato
ry where novel-writing was taught, but
It savors distinctly rather of pedagogy
than of criticism. And though peda
gogy may bo more important than criti
cism, it is at any rate a different thing.
The groat distinction perhaps between
tho two is that ono is mechanical and
tho other BpirituaL— Scrilmr's Maga
zine
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GROWTH OF INDIGO.
on« or the Most Profitable Industrie) of
Centra', and south America.
Tho portion of tho Nicaragua wbtrh
stretches to tho northeast from the
shore« of Lake Managua is known as
ono of tho best indigo-growing districts
of tho world. The climate is cooler
than that of the plain of Leon, and con
tinues growing so as ono gradually as
cends tho grade until ho finds himself
on tho plateau of Segovia, where the
days aro always pleasant and tho nights
cold enough for fires.
But a few leagues from Loon, on every
side of tho trail and as far as tho eye
can reach, a rich green undergrowth
covers every cleared space, which much
resorables tho tender sprouts of the
locust tree, and is what the natives call
"jiquilite," or tho indigo plant
In planting it tho richest soil is care
fully cleared and burned over, trenches
^re dug two or three inches deep and
fibout a foot apart, into which tho seed
Is thrown and lightly covered with
earth. The planting is dono in May, at
the close of tho dry season, and tho
Bhrub is ready to bo cut in August
Tho bu9he8 have to be caro
full weeded t0 Bvcnt othcr
n i on z n J . .
plants from springing up and mixing
wit h them, which would injure the qual
lt ot tho indi About J lho mld dlo of
n Ausmt tbo leavBS P rcsent a rol 'tt h 3Ur '
faco and , app f r « » covered with a
* and ' wben . tha sta k 13 c . ut o(fb ' 7
the gatherers a few inches above the
^«und, leaving a tow sprouts remaining,
wbi , ch produca a 80C0nd 1 ,: ™ p that 13
ga i bered about t ' v ,° raontbs lator ' „
Tbe ^ r03ult , ls lmaU f
small, that of the second year much
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. greater and tho third year s immense,
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after which tho crop diminishes again
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, until tho seventh year, when the fields
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havo again to be cleared and plantod.
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h 1 ho cut plants are tied in bundles,
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, i liko wheat in tho United btates, an l
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! carried to the fermentation vat, whero
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enough water is allowed to run in to
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cover it; then tho swelling mass is
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weighted down to steep and ferment,
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1 he only skill required in tho manu*
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! facture is to be ablo to check the fer
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mentation at tho proper moment, and
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natives competent to do so receive
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. very good pay. When tho solu
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tion of indigo has a peculiar green
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color it is drawn off into another vat,
whero it is incessantly agitated and
bo ate
by revolving fans until it
changes from its original green color to
a dark blue, and tho coloring matter
commences to precipitate.
The water is then drawn off, leaving
a granulated, soft bluo clay, which is
drained in bags, then dried in the sun,*
carefully selected as to quality and
packed for export in packages of ono
hundred and fifty pounds each, or
"ceroons. "
Forty or fifty years ago Nicaragua
produced from nino thousand to ten
thousand "ceroons" of indigo per an
num, but now it may bo doubted if the
total annual product exceeds two thou
sand.
Most of tho fine "haciendas" of the
high country aro now commencing to
grazo cattle, and, though nviny r.tili re
main where labor is cheap, the indigo
farms are gradually disappearing, and
cattle, coffee and cacao fields aro taking
their place.—Golden Days.
STEAM IN PALESTINE.
American Locomotive« I'ulliiuj: Train« From
Jaffa
The Now r World ministers to the
needs of the most ancient parts of tho
Old. Think of a railway in tho Holy
Land! And meditate on tho fact that
the locomotives of that railway
rnado in a country which was never
heard of until I'alestino was hoary with
tho snows of centuries!
Henry Gillraan, United States Consul
at Jerusalem, reports to the Department
of State, under date of September 22,
that three American locomotives made
in Philadelphia, and intended for the
new railway from Jerusalem to Jafia,
had arrived at Jaffa.
The Consul adds, and tbo addition
does credit to his judgement, that it
must interest American citizens that tho
first locomotives ever used in this
ancient land were made in tho United
States.
Jafia, or Yafa, as tho natives call it,
is the Joppa of tbe Now Testament
times.
Located on the Mediterranean sea.
thirty-five miles northwest of Jerusa
lem, it is tho seaport of the City of
David.
Tho population of the place is about
10,000, of which half are Christians,
4,500 Moslems and about 500 foreigners
and Jews.
Jaffa is surrounded by orchards, and
tho finest oranges of Syria aro grown
in tho vicinity.
Regular lines of Austrian, French
and Russian steamers ply between Jaffa
and European ports; and English and
Egyptian steamers and many sailing
vessels make froquent stops there.
The exports aro grain, oil, soap,
raisins, cotton, wool, oranges and
lemons; and tho imports are manufact
ured goods of all kinds, rice, coffee, tea
and sugar.
The introduction of a railway from
the coast to tho City of David will stim
ulate commerce and encourage tourists
to make a journey which has been
hitherto one of no little difficulty.
All aboard for Jericho!
Take the train on the left for Jeru
salem !—Pittsburgh Ch roniclo.
—A traveler who had vory la"ge foot
isked a waiter to bring him a bootjack.
"What for?" "To take off my boots."
"Why, sir, you'll have to go to tho forku
of the road to get them off. "
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MINNEAPOLIS MILLS.
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is
Tho Largest and Must Complete Clo Bring
EitablishiMientH In the World.
Minneapolis has become tho head
quarters of flour-milling because of her
great water power, her situation with
reference to the spring-wheat lands of
tho Northwost, the entc-yrise of her
capitalists, and the extraordinary skill
and inventiveness of her, operative
millers and machinists. An account of
tho inventions male here in milling ap
paratus and methods would form a most
interesting chapter in local history.
There aro now standing thirty-seven
mills, capable of producing 57,859 bar
rels of flour daily. The actual out put of
the last calendar year was 0.088,805 bar
rels, as against 30,000 barrels in .I860,
103,000 in 1870, 2,051.840 in 18^0 About
I ported, being billo l direct from the mill
| door to Liverpool and Glasgow.
from tho falls
of
e-third of the current product is ex
The
i first shipment of flour
"'as in 1858, when a few barrels
vo re
consigned to Now Hampshire, because
a bill of exchange could not bo ob
tained to moot an Eastern obligation.
An order for a hundred barrels was the
immod ate result, although the cost oi
freight was
!5 per barrel.
Beginning with tho little Government
mill, with its single run of granite
stones, tho tendency in mill building
lias boon constantly toward enlarge
ment. Whether the economic limit has
boon reached in tho great "Dillsbury
A" mill can only bo conjectured,
immense establishment, erected in 18*1,
This
covering with its six stories an area
of 20,000 square feet (not counting
that of five accessory structures of
small size), having 320 pairs of rolls,
180 purifiers, 01 cloaning machines, 30C
bolting reels, 50 scalpers, 2S bran-dust
achinos,
has actually produced 7,193 barrels of
(lour in twenty-four consecutive hours.
Twenty-live thousand bushels of wheat
are needed for tho ordinary daily run;
250 men aro employed, and tho force
furnished by tho two immense turbine
water-wheels is over 2,000-horse power.
Tho ingenious and equitahlo system ol
profit-sharing carried on by this con
cern, beneficial alike to canital and la
ors. ami in all 832 separate
bor, has been frequently described in
economic journals.
Within the last year tho great "A"
mill and two others belonging to the
Pillsbury firm have boon transferred U
a syndicate of American and English
capitalists. The same combination is
obtaining control, by transfer or lease,
of other mills, in all of eight establish
ments, capable of turning out 23,500
barrels a day. The management
this immense aggregation is reposed in
the hands of Charles A. Pillsbury, the
successful and experienced miller here
tofore at the head of the Pillsbury firm.
Opinions differ us to the desirability of
such agencies of production being large
ly owned by non-residents. Some see
in it a desirable addition of capital to
be managed by persons locally interest
ed; others remark on tho ci
that tho profits will be mostly spent
if
eumstance
ly
In the faco of actual experi
elso whore.
jnt it is necessary to indulge in con
A decade or two will tell the
jecture.
story.—New England Magazine.
HETTY GREEN.
MRS
Some Ways, Hut Decidedly
ii
Mrs. Hetty Green is said to bo tho
richest woman in tho Unltod States, and
$10,000,000 is the estimated sum of her
wealth. Sho is a liberal giver to re
ligious and educational projects, more
than a hundred churches having been
wed by her. while upward of fifty
•hoolsowe their establishment to her
Against this mt
generosity,
however, in lier own life and surroun l
s
,ngs she shows a remarkable thrift. She
spent tho summer of last year m a Long
Island village, renting for the purpose
a shabby littlo placo most sparsely fur
.1 shod. Hero she lived for nearly three
months, and tho townspeople had an op
portunity to discover for themselves
how prodigality of inc.omo can bo allied
with penury of expenditure.
On the day of her arrival she went tc
a neighbor's house and wanted to buy a
of
in,
Sho was not known, anu
[art of milk.
!
there was nothing in her appeara
indicate her identity. Tho family did
not sell milk, so her request was at first
refused, a though sho was told that pos
sibly somo milk
which sho
ce t<:
ight bo spared, to
.'onId bo welcome. Mrs.
Green declined the milk as a gift, and
•ho she was, adding
that she
it
wanted to make an arrangement, i!
possible, to get a daily quart, for which
sho was willing to pay ten cents, the
current price being seven cents. Such
an arrangement was finally concluded,
when Mrs. Green asked that a pitchei
be lent to her for the milk service dur
ing the summer, in which particular
sho was also accommodated. Then Mrs.
Green wanted the milk sent to her. but
is
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this was not feasible; consequently, o
every morning of her stay she
with the borrowed pitcher for her daily
It is only just to state that at
•ent
quart,
tho end of the season the milk-vessel,
harmed, was duly returned,
and daughter constituted the household
with herself, the entire family living in
the simplest manner possible. They
wore regular attendants at church, !
however, and every ono of tho trio
Ilor son
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invariably put in a bill of penerous do
nomination upon every round of the ;
olate.—N. limes.
—Perhaps It Walks.—Trivvet (speak
f a visit to Chicago) —"The bluest of
through Mias Chestnut's of
veins." Doer—"Not runs. You seem
to forget that Miss Chestnut is a Phila*
Inter Ocean.
blood runs
delphlau. ''—Chi:
NEW YORK FASHIONS.
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An Engl.8k.mado theater cloak of |
bnght geranium-red velvet U bordered
by Alaska sable fur with high Eliza
bethan collar of the same. It is lined
with b ack plush, and has elaborate
f , ,, . . • t i a
ornaments of dull and burnished gold.
A reseda-green plush cloak: u lined w h
damask rose plush and trimmed with
8 ma 5™ 0U • it'
Necklaces of Florentine and cloissone
beads, showing a sheeny surface of pale
r»se. mauve, green and gold, are very
effectively worn with delicate evening
toilets, borne of tbo most expensive
kinds, called "Oriental opals,'' are in
crusted with tiny diamond chippings.
Among tho unique and pretty fancies
ry are small flowers with dia
mond dewdrop centers, suspended from
a lace-like necklace of fine gold filigree.
A gentleman's scarf-pin is in the shape
of a tiny onyx shoe with diamond but
tons. Small diamonds describing a
circle around a square cut sapphire
make a brilliant ring. Ono of the hand
somest articles in real silver brought !
out this season is a jewel-box the top of
which is enameled, showing the figure
of a richly plumaged bird, while around
tho sides are etched archaic scenes
from the old masters.
It is an easy matter to conform to the
fashions of to-day in comparison to
those
a general wooden
prevailed. Now variety is fashion.
Modistes aim at novel effects, singular
ity and very often eccentricity, to avoid
repetition; for in many cases to send
out two gowns facsimiles of each other
is to lose two customers. This season
there is no lack of varying inodes and
materials, and ail aro satisfied, for if
desired there is a style piece all around
and scores left over.— X. Y. Evening
Post
Blotlistea Aim at Eccentric Effects to Avoid
Repetition.
Shot plush in exquisite colorings is
much used for carriage and ball wraps.
Superb cloth and velvet visiting
dresses of rich Roman bluo are made
with three-quarter tailor-coats that
have dooply arched hip seams and
Medici collars covered with sable fur.
These are trimmed with rows of bronze
silk galloon, bronze medallion buttons
and a tiny roll of sable at all the edges
of tho coat
The new Venetian brown of a ricn
reddish tinge appears among tho hand
some dress fabrics of silk velvet and
fine wool this season. It is made great
use of by English ladies' tailors for ex
pensive walking-costumes of Bengaline
striped velvet, plaided armure and
Lyons plush. These dresses aro deco
rated with seal, Persian lambskin or
sable, and tho majority of them have
full velvet sleeves and arched mous
quetaire collars.
f but a few years back, when
îthod in dross
ORNAMENTAL WHIMS.
Silver-Plated Slipper«, ami Fruit Encrusted
in Wax.
A bright-eyed young woman, with a
rich color in her cheeks, ran up tho
stairway of a business building on
Lower Broadway one afternoon recent
ly and throw a littlo bundle upon a
counter before a young man. "I want
that silver-plated, please," she said.
The young man bowed, untied the
bundle, and revealed a small slipper.
He smilod. "It will be dono next
Tuesday, ma'am," he said.
"That pretty girl," he said later on,
"is a bride. That slipper is one that
her friends threw after her when tue
carriage roiled away with her husband
and herself inside after tho wedding
reception. "
"But what on earth does sho want it
s Ivor plated for? and how can it bo
silver plated?"
"Why, that's a fashionable whim at
mt time, and wo are kept busy
It has como to bo tho
the pi
fili ng orders,
proper thing to silver plate any thing
that may call up pleasantremembrances.
Wo silver plate babies' shoes, clam
shells, oyster shells, pipes, ink bottles,
sponges, lead pencils—any and every
tiling,
fact, to which a sil
can be applied. One
of the neatest souvenirs is a slip
as that girl brought
in, and it is something that a bride
naturally prizes. It makes an odd and
handsome ornament for the mantel or
mat.ng
ver
per
the dresser of the boudoir. Tho process
isn't expensive, and, besides, the plat
ing can be applied in a variety of ways,
entirely covering tho object or leaving
it partly exposed. One of tho most
ious looking things is a pipe with a
bowl and stem partly silver plated, re
vealing oddly by this treatment glimp- t
ses of tho wood of the pipe."
Another and somewhat similar
la
mentation just now attracting attention
is tho Mexican process of coating fru t
and other edibles with a layer of indi.s
tructible wax. The fruit is arranged
on a dish and placed on a table or a
mantel, anywhere that may please tho
fancy of tho owner. Considerable
amusement is caused when a visitor, at
an invitation of tho host or hostess, un
1 dertakes to take somo of the fruit and
! discovers its deceptive character. The
! work is very clever. y done, indeed, and
I in all sorts of designs. Some dishes
1 havo sliced tomatoes, others sliced
!
bananas, and still others sliced peaches.
Dishes ot beans and other edibles are
a|s0 treated with the wax coating. Tue
; diÿhM compUt0 cost?2eaoh ._ N . Y .
—The compositor on a Burlington
nov. snapor who transformed tho name
of tho song, "I Kissed Her Under the
Rose" to "I Kissed Her Under the
Nose," is a genius in his way.— Phila
delphia Press.
HOUSEHOLD BREVITIES.
—Sauce Béarnaise.— Put four table
spoonfuls of oil, four of water and the
yelks of four eggs Into a small sauce
pan. Beat until thoroughly mixed, then
stir over boiling water until smooth and
thick.—Domorest's Monthly.
—Dried Apple Cake.—Two teacupfuls
of dried apples, soaked over night,
chopped fine, cooked soft in two teacup
fuls of molasses; when cold, add to
cake. Cako.—Ono cupful of sugar, half
a cupful of butter, four cupfuls of flous,
two eggs, one cupful of sour milk, one
toaspoonful of soda, cinnamon and
cloves.—Good Housekeeping.
—Beaten Biscuits.—To one quart of
flour add one tablespoonful of lard and
one of butter (small). Sift with flour
one small toaspoonful of baking pow
der. Mix with cold milk and beat with
rolling-pin for one-half hour. Pinch
oil small pieces, roll in the hands, prick
with a fork and bake. These are called
also Maryland biscuit--Housekeeper.
—Banana Fritters.—To two table
| fulg ot buttcr and one . half pint of
I ^ hal{ of water . ,. ir over
th(j fir(j untU u sticks togothc . r aad
formg B ^ rcmovt . ;t frum the fir „
, . , , , -, -, + .
and when it has become cool add three
t ... , ,....
eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly;
^ somo bananas and Uav0 bot , at
; jn a littlo batter: put a piece
of banana in the center and thoroughly
„ 4 wUh batter; turn carefully and
brown deUcately on botU 8 ide S ; dust
^ wUh dcred 8U and grated
Q and ' sorvo ho t-ll.,ston Herald,
!
Salsify.—Scrapo
roots, crown and all. Cut into inch long
- them
—Stewed
Tbrc
pieces and quarter them.
into boiling
ator that is properly salt
ed, and cook until tender. Drain off
the water till
is left in the
if but
l.v a gil
saucepan, then add a
ter, a toacupful of sweet cream, salt and
pepper and a little flourcrean
with butter. If there is hal
rge piece
smooth
frail oa
rill use half a pound
.'roam and a
of tho salsify vou
of butter,
heaping teaspooi
few moments and serve in a hot dish.
s
' cup of
ill of flour.
Stew a
Ladies' Home Journal.
—Piccalilli.—One peck of green to
matoes, one cup sal
six onions, U
our green pep
pounds brown
tablespoonfuls of mustard,
four tablespoonfuls mustard-s
tablespoonful pepper-corns
spoonful
ful ground cinnamon,
pei
BU{
?d,
no
one
s, one ta me
ono tablesp
nd mace; chop the tomatoes
lix tho salt with thei
:m
fine,
.nd let
stand over night. In ti
off the water and cho;
n : <
and
peppers and a head of cel
if dost
mix tho sugar and sp ic
ru i x a
getker and put in a pro
with vinegi
:gh tc
or three hi
*S. —II ÜUSi
i old
Monthly.
—Potato Salad.—Take
one egg—(or more for a large family—
one egg ;s enough for a family of five)
and one teaspoonful (or more,
fo taste,) of ground mustard and with a
ther until smooth. Then
is of the
consistency of thick cream. Then add
salt and a little pepper and thin with
good vinegar. Have ready in a deep
dish or salad bowl as many cold potatoes
cut lip into small chunks a
you will need for the size of your family
onion chopped or
tablespoonful, or more as
dictates. Lettuce added t
improves it, and in its season celery is
delicious. This design can also bo used
the
coord:
fork
add olive oil until the mixture
itir
link
; P
■a
taste
sa lad
o tn
alone for either lettuce or celery. Afte
the dressing is poured over th
the dish should be set away on the ice
or in a cool place until needed. This
very nice for luncheon and
salad is
only a fo
takes
Detroit. Free Dress.
moments to prepare.—
AN INTELLIGENT HORSE.
iumI By ii i
il F.kI
:<> A pent
Ile I«
ul
IPvul
Fa I
>f the Em
This sectio
boast of one or two intoll.j
o can
that will ci
Connecticut animals
was mentioned in the Su
th the
'orably
chose cleverness
a few days
•rites a Syracuse correspondent of
ago.
Ex-Mayor Kirk some twi
that paper.
owned a fine brown horse
rhich possessed a very big brain, ac
and subse
ag
years
to Droh
leason,
oordii
quently passed into the hands of a local
real estate
been named "George Washington" by
Mayor Kirk on account of his groat
honestv as well as his general reliabil
"Georcre"
The anima l had
nt.
ity under all circumstanc
was a most faithful anim
ito with tho children of the fain
usual intelligence
of observation,
tho real estate
al. and bcea
i fav
»ly bec a
and remarkable powers
After being s
agent "George" was employed in driv
ng prospective customers around the
city. Tbe horse soon learned a groat
deal about the bus ness, and could not
only locate most of tho property on the
agent's list, but also in time came to
t<
distinguish a "For Sale" sign from
other placards or posters on the houses
of the city. This peculiar propensity
of the horse showed itself in tbe even*
iug during pleasure drives, much to the
annoyance of the agent, for the horse
would invariably "turn in" e>«ry time
a real estate placard came into view.
One day, however, "George" came to
grief. In trotting along briskly on one
of the streets his eye fell upon a big
poster that loomed up like a monster
1 isplay "ad." He at once drew up to
rn uch to th o
amusement of his owner, who recovered
from his reverie to find himself stand
ng in front of an oyster establishment
before a big sign reading "Oysters."
the house in question,

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