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xT v~~~nFTI(Y W1NSBORO, .C., APRIL 13, 1899.,SALSE 84
LJ C%, ;yiL U -4 :. Al1i
i . : . wo.ls the Earth
1jthewn 3r a::Lu, briht,
i Jia: .:P ::o! .en he h:a:aps them up, .
Ydipw kwl u'u white
iLI inve.h .h:m all for a bitter pric-,
Att>y u itnteth her hearts deiight.
Cities are clug-eringr brooches fine
To+ pin1 at her o: fair.
The town :t i the misy roadway lamps
An-,:tr., ftpr her s +ub:e hair,
a gamin li:hts "f the roadsido inns
'"e'rings that her lingers wear.
uicteth a belt of citips and towns
T i:ie where his arm embraced
At th era gd etdge f the li. ping lakes
Arezi;i;rvs :.t the houses placed,
Gieat in.o.glean. titl they shine at last
A gi,rdk to clasp her waist.
Di:n1ihero the mighty ocean moans,
Th-.=aps and the vessels float,
Faint. wher.' the Ioneiy darkness leads
TLrtth..the pathways obscure. remote
Tiii Nj:ht hath tnade of the harbor lights
The ges for his mistress' throat.
- Elcait:or C. AdLS, in The Criterion.
SThe hittle Gate.
Thee>rtte and Miss Edmiston were
waiingdow.n the main street of the
villa,e egaged is con' ersation, which,
being tat o_ a receatly adianced pair,
neednot.here be repeated.
M.ss Edmiston carried herself with
an air .f'.pxetty dignity, made none
the less a>parent by the fact that slue
was fuliy two inches taller than her
lover, the Rev. John St. John. He
was a thin, v iry little man, dark-haired
and pal:-ttonp;lexiined, and was much
troubled in his daily work with a cer
tain nuconquerable shyness. That be
.should have won the heart of hand
some Nagcy Edaiston was a mattei
for sirpiise-aud discassion anong the
residents. in Broxbourne.
"Such a very uninteresting youu;
man," seid the 'maiden ladies ovei
their afrernoou tea.
"So ridiculously retit ing! How di(
he ever come to propose?" renarker
the rothers whose daughters assistec
in giving wo:uen an overwheling an<
not altogether united majority i
Broxboarne society.
- The men on the other hand, vote:
St. John a -good sort; and his parish
ioners, iniiheir rough ways, ow aed t<
imanv' nali:ies..
ar little girl, Nancy,'
stammering, lookin
when they wer
t on the narroi
workman was ez
riand the carate who' seemed
Ishrink nearer his sweetheart.
?LeF n- igodear,." he sIid. He had
own white and1Mas trembling.
*M this juincture two of the work
'a croniies-appeared at the-door of
he ashouse opposite,and, seeing how
- tters stood, crossed the road, and
' ghaixs and soathiag curses
inducted their fulious friend from
e scene. -
*"Horrible!"sighted the curate as the
vers continued their walk.
*Miss Ednuiston's head was held a
fle higher. "if I were a man,"she
aid, " voutl-i have thrashed himi-I
ould indeed!"'
"You thinki I should have punished
',theu?" said th!e cara:e mnildly;
'he w~1as a mnuc'h largy man than I.
on knew."
Nancy wa- silent. She was vagnely
at sore'v disappocintied in her lover.
e waanot exactly the hero she had
reamed of. Hlow white and shaky he
ad turned!
-"fo:surely did not exp;ect me ic
ake part,in a street row Nancy," hi
aid preseat?ly, .so:aehow suispecting
er th6nehts. He knew her romanti
deas.' but she ma~de no reply.
No vo think I acted in a cowardl;
shion?" ho questioned after a chit
"I don't thiuk your cloth is any ex
se, anyhow," she blurted ont sna
enly and c:-uelly; t.he next instan
he was filled with shame and regret
fore she could speak again, how
ver, the curate had liftel his hat and
s crossing the street. An ic:
'Jood-bye" was all he had vouchsafe<
Mr. St. John was returning frox
ying a visit of condolence soime di!
nce out of the villag~e, and he ha
-en the short cut across the moo3
t was a clear summer afternoon,
eek since his parting with Naney.
ating in earnest it had been, for th
ys had gone by without meeting c
inmunication between them. Ti
rate was a sad young man, thoug
e anger in his heart still barne
rcely. To have been called a cowal
the woman he loved was a thir
t lightly to be forgotten. His recs
sit, too, had been particularly tr;
g. In.his soul he felt thathis worn
comfort had been unreal; that, ft
I he had striven, he had sailed in h
ission to the bereaved mother.
etrudged ac.oss the moor with sic
ep and bent head, giving no heed
e summei- beauties around him.
He was about half way home wh<
s sombre meditations were sudden
terrupted. A man rose from t:
ather, where he-had been lying,ai
od in the path, barring the carate
"'Now, Mister Parson," he eai
tn menace in his thick voice a:
ted 'face.
'maa.aftarnoon.mv7 man." return
St. John, recognizing the brute f
a week ago, and turning as re.d as a
tu kev-eoac.
"I'l 'good afternoon'ye,-Mister Par
son! No! Ye don't rass till I'm doue
wi' ye," cried the man, who had been
drinking heavily, though he was too
sea-oued to show any unsteadiness in
The en rate drew back. "What do
Vou want?" he asked. He was pain
fully white now.
"What do I wanit?" repeated tue
bully, following up the qunostion with
a voilev of atLs that made the little
man shudder. "I'll tell ye what I
tant. I w.intt your apology"'-h
lumbled with the word - "apol' gy
for interferin' 'tw. eu a father an' his
kid. But I licked him more'n ever
for yer blamued interferin'."
"You co';ard!" ecclaiimed St. John.
His opponent ga--pd.
"Let me pass," said the curate.
"No ye don't," cried the other, re"
covering from his astonishment at
hearing a strong word from a par.
St. John aazed hurriedly about him.
The path wound acrots the mojr,
through the green and purple of the
heather, cutting a low hedge hero ano
there, and losing itself at ast in the
heat-haze. They were al ne.
The bully grinned. "I've got 7y
"You have indeed," said St. John,
peeling off his b ack coat and throw
jug it on th2 heather. His soft fel
hat followed. Then he sli;;ped thi
links iroai his euffs and rolled up hi
I shirtsleeve , whi'e his eneily gaspec
at te proc ed n,s.
"o, I'm ready," said the curat
"re ve goin' to fight?" burst on
the othe, lo king at h m as Goliat
might have looked at Dhavid. "Cou
on, ye -
But the foul word never passed hi
lips, being stoped by a carefu 13
planted blow from a small but si.gt
la-ly hard fist. The little enrate wa
tiled with a wild, unhulv joy. H
had not felt like this since his co'ec
days. He than ed Providence for h:
fr:ends the Iiidian-clubs and dunml
bells,which bad ke"t hiiin trim the:
1 past three years. The blood sang
his veins as he circled round Goliati
guarding the giant's brutal smashe
and getting in a stroke when occasic
offered. It was not long.ere the b:
nau found himself hopelessly ou
matched; his wind was gone, his ja
was swollen, and one -eye was useles
e He made a tinal eTort and slung' o
V a te"rific b!ow at David. Partly parri
it ciugnt him on the shoulder, f=
eath hi;dne B
recoiled to h
ipina the stains
ime linen hand
S t's' ot worth s wear
de-.bs his nurse.
He:eld ont his ha'nd and assisted
the wr eca to its feet.
"You'd better cali at the chemist's
and get patched up. Here's money.'
The vanquiebed one took the silve2
'nd gazed stupidly at the giver, whc
wa making his toilet.
"Please, go away, and don't thrash
your boy any more," said St. JTobi
'r Goiah made a few steps, then i.e
tra& ed' thein,bolding out a grimy paw
"lister Parson, I'm-l'm'
'Don't say another word. Good
be;' and thi curate shook hand
wihl him.
T.h' big man tur.ned away. Presentl
he" a&ited once orv re. '..'mi--- " hi
st d. It had to comec. Theni I
sh. iuled homnewards.
:',. John adja ted his collar, gav
his shoula< r a rub, and donned hi
ot a: d at. As lie star'edi towar
th village a girli came swiftly to mee
"3 John, Johu, yon are sp,lendid!
s~e gasped as the reached hi:ni.
w tche d 'rou from the hedge yonder.
adexceeli gly )Pry~, Mi'
Emi-ton," said the eumate culdi:
raisng his hat and making to pass o'
a 'ncy started as though he hm
struk heir; her finsh of enthuisia
1aled o.'t. In heir exei:ement she ha
'orgotten thi:tt eve:!t of a week ago,bi
the cutting tone of his voice remTiudt
her. She bowed her head, and I
Iwent on his way. He had gone abol
I fty yards when she called his nami
VHer voice just reached him, but somi
thing in it told him that he had n
utered alone.
He turned about and hastened
aher. -New Yor'k Weekly.
.For the last three months or mc
iaan unaviliag searcha has been made
e parties inte.ested in the collectica?
e histoic relics toi' soaie trace of t
r old miliestones the't in generatie
e gone by marked the distauces on t
ti old Gulf and HIave: fo d roads in Moi
: gomery county. These milestout
d cirved out of saindstone blocks, we
g knon as "Penn's miestones," 1
t cause on one s.de of the.n were grav
William Penn's arms, three ballsi
ts closed in an oblong, often spoken
r as the "apple dumplings." Tke stor
is were placed on the roads by an<
oo fire insurance company as a price:
wits charter from the Penn family, a
oo gave the distances in miles firom P1
adelphia. Several of the stones w.
nstanding for the guidance of trav~
yers as la e as fifty years ago. Ap
e p 05of the thiree b .Ils on the arms
id founder Penn, there was once a
's dition, of course unfounded, that r-4
was feasted with dumplings by the
1,dian hing Tammany at the 'ire
ad tree, and thereafter ad. pted tb
edballs to~ represent dumplings on
a I -+a ems...Pitdenhia LRecor<
The Weialht of Hay.
About a month ago a hay barn was
dest.oyed by ire, together with c"n
tent . y There .eems a dii"ereuce of
opiiLon bet weuen uude;writers and sur
vevors as to number of cubic feet in a
toni of baled and well pressed hay.
Ca: you Cnligien m1e n011 ti1S 0 int
(T. i;. t). New jttrk. (A pro:aiient
dealer in Allbany ilfor u1S US that ia'
in lit loose is lgarea at .0 cuble
feLt to the ton. Swietiales giran
1Lcd on hay which weight it down
ali; 48) cubie fee.t to the ton is then
aliowed. Ii- i im1osiblc to eiel
atcuan, th ii iber of cubic feet in
a ton o: 1. 1 :y- It all depends on
the kind o: ,aie:, a.d how hard they
are presse1. unetiles S Ions of
light pre:sed can be placed in a car,
while oth:r time= 13 tons of bard
pressed can be put in the same space.
if ay qu.Aion was press t, twe
best way to fig;u:e is to get l:e 1 11
ber of bales and the ave:a r weitlfi
when put in the iarn. You may then
figurei- ont approximately.)--Counn-y
Coal Abhe ac- Aborbrnt .
Coal ashes have in thmsel,es very
little manturial vl.e. This does not,
however, deny tho many and true re
ports of extraordinlary g otvrh ob
tained from seeds that have been ac
cidentally or lntentionally planted in
coal ash heaps. it. uiil al:ays be
E foud on i:..estigati:bn tha: aneU heaps
received various iin.ls o: stops from
the houso that coutained fer ilizing
ma:erial or we-e found by 'he cats or
e do,s around theplace the no>t con
venieut means"T disposing of their
e:creient. Coa-l ashes are one of the
best of absoruents. A surface cov.er
ing of m nnre heaps wirh the a w.l
pre; ut loss of a noui1, Wieh wil
C be retaine:l i"i the ashes. Not in e
than neeicd for this )urpose should
i be used, ;l. it is better to usa Ge
man potash salts, which e:.ct the
same urp1tose, and have fert lin
, pro .e: ties besiles. Stll an old coal
1 ash heap is worth saving. It make:
an excellent mulch under trees, e Fe
c.ally if it is desired tr> kill the grasi
2 uider and a--ouuid them. Covering
* the entire e=rce under plum treet
with coal ashes has someti.ues beer
. know o stop the curcnl:o, probably
at .. the little Turk could find ple ity
of other plum trees near by not th.:
it Commercial Cnltures Unnece.asary.
Td~iscorary of the : m .j" ,tnt ri
and daiiymen have beeu led to ope
that by the use of such' cultures and
of the process of pasteurizing, the
-qua.ity of their butter -night be ma
terially improved. recent trials at
the Pennsylvania experiment station
seem to indicate that cleanliness, the
careful selection of milk, and close at
tention to details promise to effect
more in improving the flavor of our
butter than pasteurizing and the use
of comnmercial enltures.
W ith pasteurized cream, the acid
forming cultures were found to give
slightly but distinctly be..er results
than wer obtained from unp)astear
i.e cream tipened spontaneousl -,
while no,n-acid for ming cenhures gave
eults, if amuvihi ig sl ighty inferi>ra to
those obtained by spo etaneous rip)eu
in. W\ith upalstteai1 e cea ii, as
viht have b,een o ec1 the" reCsu a
werem 1 les nlreJl. no- e i l
strtr Lusee , arefully preVird.
ood,o if not bette -,a it, th .n the
mo10 eive0 2 n ICil. cl ht
a'd this wa rebh v i a er
1 .ed anid raw er..amr no d''t'aueliy
beneVGeird resut we e observed froa
p a t1 i 'ing.al houg the lt a- roc amit
wereC not scea"y' pla'ued to te-t tins.
~ Thes resuts a i i t tuo:it
~unde:- i.an condtio''1-n' maked ni
vantages are to be0aut cip ated from: t
us O ofC 1h cam;n-real enii n:eC' Triml
were *'l'o mad.i of hmting mitlk to ai
tem peratur ofC ab t 165 I;. degrees
i Fahrenheit befa re se> a atine,but .i h
out any mo ked elee on thie iavo: a
of the r-eauiting bntter. -New Lnlm
ttjHomestead. 0
Making butter in Snm uer withou
c and g l buitter~ at thamt, is by iv
means an i:. t)ssi1ility.asm e w~iICriter
claim, bu it has its penlis. T.
nuke a grood art1~icli e mn:Uk antd crean
m iust not b allowed t.t get old, ;-er;
sou* or musty. Wh le i the milk is se
~lshlow in !be old fashion, delay 1
neae 11ary to ala llow the r.ain to r:sC
tThs d ebiy is dlangeroi.s espeeiaily
crPo acie i uutdl the iik turus t
itsolid elabber, beranse the crea.ni ha
, then bccomle too ripe to be he:d longo
Ifor churning. If tihe skim.uiing
e d n -. ist at the tiine tihe :ailk has bc
gn nto clabber at the bottom,the creat
~.can be held for a clay or two if hel
cold enou.dl and no hiarm; will be deu:
and w tha slight loss oif batter fat.
Any further delay is sure ato resu
in greater loss. Just whyi this .
10 occurs I do not klow, but it see
iii to colie from a want of charnabil ty
re e the crea:n. Thme loss lif butt int 1
el th avernage f:-mer whenC' setmg ti
ro iiik shallow is fa miore seriiots th:
oi he is aware, andl amiounits to maia
radollars in the cohlrse of the ysar, am
unis cased more fromn lack of skil
I.handling the milk thtan to any fauit
.mythe sy -tea. Be using a se'parater th:
alos of bu:ter fat is almost enti e
hmavoide,and as the experimient statio
L have proved that in comparison wvi
he separator the shA1w pans lose!
lbuut 1U a cow during. the' year, it
vili be seen how serie"s this differ
The reason of it is t is: The separ
ator ta::es the cream ftom the mitili
iueuiately after it comes from th.
the cow, a..d the creal can be put i
a coot 1lace at s,nce. Aere we have
s:.vcd at leasf thirty hours' t' e that
the milk wouhi have to be exposed to
the weather, thus savig its 5wetness
and purity it the cregm is properly
tAec eare of. The s;ing of labor in
haudiiu -ind cleani g a number or
coks or cans, and al o the important
ate of thereby be' able to make
a bl et article that b'ngs a higher
1, goes to make u the $10 a cow
l tiued for the sepaa or.-1-Farm and
1i.tome. - e
Vr.t1aria .' 1oi1 rx: the Garden.
~oll that will prodd,-a good crop
of corn w ill make a gord garden spot
if properly fertilized q:1 thorougi y
eiltivated. If the grtaud was heavily
iia nured last fall and }iowrd it will be
r:idy for planting this4spring as soon
as it can be plowed. Itaay be plowed
,,n2e timc :-nd that pT)rtion ihat is
u t u sd for cariy croi may be gone
o.,: with the barrow often enough tijl
.."-de i ir later crops to keep weeds
down andl have the soil in good tiith
wen needed. If the garden was not
plow.ed last fall plow n early as poss1
ble.then co%.er heavil} vith well rotted
ma ure and harrow well. The better
tie ploI ing is doneand the more
thorough tue harrowi"g the less work
will ho needed with bi hand rake to
g t the soil in propereondition to re
cive the small seeds.t. A little care
taken in tim. plowing bill tell migLtily
in the saving of fatare work to pro
tace tho sa ne seed h4. No "cut and
Cover" i>lowviLig shonli be a'lowed on
the farm much less oithe garden plat
1 1;o voutr best, most ckefuit sork in
preparing the soil for garden seeds.
Te af.er work will b1 much less an
the future crop much iore if the soi
is in the right shape f- the seed whet
tlauted. This is true all farm erops
:t not..ay to-slig t the prepara
tion of corn laid for th sake of gainial
a day or two in tli- lanting time
I :etter by far get fiv or ten acre
readl: at a time and plant,. then ge
another piece rea-ly an so on till al
is done, thaln to get al -.lalf ready an
rush in all the se:d . his is a digres
sion from the subjefmder con ider
tion but thorough p paration of th
soil before planting YMM in al crops
ga'dea vegetables a fruit plants it
eluded. Make up . mind that yo
will have a garde en spring open.
.select your seedl d prepare th
soil thoroughly . y as you ca
and plant the. seed r , l_l. o.
Stimulative Be ee nr.
The main-spring of roftable be(
keeying in the way of 'oney crops i
strong colonies. This i the~principt
object the apiarist keep in view fror
the time he begins wor. in the earl;
spring until the honey arrest opens
With strong coloni' e is sure o
good returns i tie hon ey season is
god om, ad it must >e of very shor
duration if he does n t get,* fair re
turns. Colonies of be ni iuit are thu:
brought up to a high .tate of perfec
tionl w.ill, in two week time durni
wich d there is a good 'oney flow,stor<
~ute a large amnounit i honey.
stimunlative fee ling is the umeans b.;
heh colonies are m,i do excessivel:
rron, and abnost every colony tha
i in fair condition sud healthy ir
eal spring can readily and rapidly bi
bro'ight up by thus feeding. In th<
.t plac.e colonies mustit have a good
i.evesoe of honey in the hives,
nuAa otime shi.uld they run short.
3 hud be fed. regznl.trly, and
mus't be to get the best results. Feed.
i should legini as soon as warnt
weathemr beinms, and wer day ea,1I
*c(ou is l'ed a small mi.'nt of syrup
maprom thme best qtality of su1gar,
the amonnt dependlin: up!onl what the
conme and conveirt a brood. .!f fed
lm. eav the co.ub:wi I oc ililelup,
na thus sihut out t e queeni's egg
d*p itig siace. Toy will consu I2e
om .an averaa:e f.or thi purpose5 about
hm.l ot a pint of syru daily.
C'olonies that arve tus fed will in.
(crease to more than ouble thi num-*
be s of hose not fei When f.eding
i s h gna it imtbe kept up o2
hecol 'ny is in dam:' of starving ii
ieedig is stopped, o:n the fact thai
te larg~e amount Obees5 and brood
alrecady in the comb will soon con
s'ane e.il the reservEtores in the hire,
ad starv.ation musbllow. Frenuent.
y i spring timle es are able tc
aater some houe. from blossoms
somet~ime before the>rinci al hoey
Uow begins, so thateding may noi
Ibe kept up during a time they car,
t ~ather bonley [rom ivers,but as soot:
as the natural flow <ses the feedling|
- must commuence, anthus continuer
f u to the honey hast. In using
Sthe~ comlmon frame les, it is neces.
- ary to use two stor with two ful!
e of birood combs attain the best
resuls i1 st cngth colonies, and at
th beginninlg of th aneyharvest re.
m*ove the upper oned in its place
tiad the. surplus ho.- boxes.-A. HE
vtOtcie itn Tomi,.
The tomb of Que&ictoria and the
English royal famis open to the
apublic but oneC day year, after the
"~eea visits it. Via a short time
0 i the de-:arture of queen and thE
nother visitors the nniensa is throwr
y Lpe . 1CIt is one he most beauti.
ij i mmiorial Chil: in the world.
LIThe iterior is okented with ox.|
of edmgly fine fres, and, in addi.
ilto to the noble amient to Prince
ly Albert's meory, .-e are statues'
s ad ostsof variof her majesty'i
fl t.im+a reatin
______ ______ 1
NValk Well at I.nat.
At iast we can be proud of the way
our H rls walk. Some attribute it to
and physical culture, but a
well bootmaker says the new
at2 acefu l walk i the result of
Wwten would inl asi upon high
holetd dhoes, even for sleet wear.
in their teens wCre them, andt
w.e theyv had grow'n to wo :aauh:oOd
th"' famd the rweilht of the holy
pu"'r: forwa:! 1 tie tront of 1:
oot, giving an uglyv bend to the 1 ac
and enlarging tLe ankle: , taking i. 1
them aill grae and beauty.
Now the womaLlgI boot hat . coin'
into favor-lowr L,-le.l, br(-,l teet?
and emutfortaleI. I saE i
digu'ise. The body strai.hien to it
o:igi'nl pos)itionl, the mus~rcs of the
toe and e t te alf <,f the li' sapl ort the
body, cad the poor. uverw "ked ankle
is slowl' e igvthnsa n
New Ycrk -ead
Threo Yettico.^'s in One.
The two-pi:ce p,tticoat haa cone to
join the th- ee-'ieec skirt. 'ihe street
petticoat is d ily provided with thrce
fiuun':es, only one of wNhich can be
worn at a ti.,e. The skirt is made of
I fine cloth or silk or mo:re aoreeii, as
one eho "ses. It terminates at the
knee, some what b iedy, with a row of
battuns inicalv s:additg the narrow
hew. To this is buttoaed oic of the
fionnces, in tine weather a show piece
or Carnation red or brill:aut green or
of demure fawn or black. For roun
w cather we doa the "storn. fBounce.
The high-colore I si k flounce and the
biack one give one the impl)ressiol o
being see:al petticoats, whet eas they
all al.perta'ni to one short ga:mleut,
wbih is' hali-l:lounted as a dee.T,
close-fitting yoke. This is in :rdier
to b iug the fulness well away from
the hips and down at the knees. Th
storm flounce should nc.t be of cloth
or any woolen, for th mn in will elong
ate and cl'1g when soaked with rain.
3 -ave 'our 'stor.nl tonuce" of blaci:
silk or satin o of some "water
1 proofed" mater:ia. The sto,i flounce
is a good idea. Have the yoke of your
petticoat carefully fitted. The rest you
can make yourself.
Wonan's Intuition.
Ostensibly, and no doubt really in
the great majority of cases, the first
s advances in co "tship come from the
lord .of creatio
often happens,
'ther recogniz
reasons the opi 0' ed b
Lytton, that se'thout P 1. intrust to
s woman, and n0 e important
1 office of courting- good one.
Women have a clearer insight into
chat acler and are more correct in
judgment, or rather in intuition. A
man is galled and captivated by some
r triviality of dress or manner, and has
tto find out afterward the mistake he
has mnade, but not so a womnac. She
nev er maktes a mistake of that kind,
'aid, though through fear of being left
an oldi~r mid shte sometimu:s aLccpts anl
o .er from a man who is unsuited to
her, sihe eau always tell at first sight
th,e one who would make her a good
Sutely suich quairlities as these-- and
recollee ing the fact that mlarriaae to a
womau is of mutch greater impon:ane
than to mani-s.hould eniti Ic her- to
those rigzhts whichi up) to the presen;
t:.e othe-- se ha-s heldi exclasiv-ely.
Tren ton t . .) American'.
Life-of:a LinUI Li-' hthIou1 Czrt.
Sailormoen who navigate the seas o,
thb outh Atlantic coast are always
glad whben they near the harb:or 'of
Savannh, for that mea:ns that thev
will p:-s within satinting distarnce of
the "1Itt I light house gir. ' lhis, be
it i ulerstood,.is the otlicially' accepted
title of :iiiss Florence 3Martus. who
has for the past 11 years wave i a
frindy igalto every ecaft passing
the hobby' of this youtng girl to greet
the snips that go and wish thetm a
safe retu:-n. and greet the ships comi
ing and con trata late t he:n on thiir
vo-age. She says that the ship~s are
hemr worlid. She hasn't much wor;d
out-ide of the marine bo0u,es, to be
surec, for* she lives with her brothe
a d her' mother on the bleakest, m..st
uniuviting island imuaginable on the
southern bank of the Savannah river,
ten miles from town.
The las tus dwelling is the only
habitation on Elba is and. Th-:re
no landing wharf and visitors. ar rv
on an average once a year. Geo ge
3Martus attends to the r'ange of lights
which keep the p)ilots in the right part
o'f the most tortuous channel in that
par-t of the o -ea'. Beside the light
house is the cottage where these three
pers -ns spend their lives. The bat-k ,
the steamers, the sehoouers and the
various other craft never get near
enough tot' an exchange of g eetings
other than that expressive form of,
good will, the wva ug of a handker
chief by day and of a lantern by night.
And as the gir-l seuds out her wve
co:ue the seamen, who all know herI
and who would iresent the eli.ninatioin
of the cee nony whichl she has po-0
larize'd. send back an answering sa-I
lute, three "toots'' of the steam whis
ti-e. Then 3Iiss Iarrtns is as happy as
a h- il- at a debutante p)arty. -Phila
delphia Ti nies.
A New ?rr.- ~n.
An energetic young '. tn who has
joined the haul of brrea- winne'rs, at
rea Iy !o .' ge, seems to have stted1
iot making hats or areases, sho;pin
;r marketing on commission, or omg
my of the ma-,y other things girls
i:e now doing to make a living. she
s packing trunks for wonen who are
;oing off to travel, a1d so far h_r
nuethod of packing has met with such
immense success that she hopes soon
to have a large and prosperous clien
tele. When she gets an order to go
to lad's house she arrives wi:h her
satchel lilled witl fine tissue paper
and sachets. In the bottom of the
trunk she lays a long sachet made of
thin silk. satin orcheese clob,accord
ing to the size of the purse of the per
son1 for whom she is packing. She
has of course a schedule of pric.s.
Ti.en, after neatly folding each gown,
she lays the skirts in first, placing a
laver of tissue paper between each
ae: a ter these come the waists and
Sodi*c. I., the fronts and in the
-1 e cs sh1e puts the sachets of silk,
atia or cheese cloth, lined with cot
ton batitg. which is delicately spriti
klecd wih siolet or orris root powaer,
or whatever the customer may preter.
She takes parti -ular pains never to
ma!e eu of any strong sachet powder,
but oily seh 's will peri,eate the
~o,n, 1.vith a subtle aid refined per
fumae, always delicious, but never of
After several lessons at a first-clas
dress i ake 's, this young woman has
lea ned how to fold and pack the most
exauisite and expensive gowns in ti1e
most approved fashion, and she finds
no :, after two months' experience,
hat she can l ack f. om eight to ten
tr%nks in one day. She asks a guod
price. but considers she earns it; as
she says herself: "I have worked hard
to learn, and I work hard to earn, so
I cannot undervalue my cayabilities."
--Hair:er's Bazar.
ttertain-d by the Dow*- er Empress.
The ladies of the principal foreign
legati'us at Pekin were entertained at
a luncheon by the Dowager Empress
of China, and a most remarkable af
fair it was. Representatives of Eng
laud, the Unit d S.ates, Germany,
Fra.nce, Russia, Austria, Holland and
Jap-an were among the guests. An
accouiit o the affair, given by Lady
.? ael:onal.1,wife of the English minis
ter, has just been received here, as
At the gates of the forbidden city
the party were met by members of the
rsung-li Tamen and various high of
tcials. Later on they were trans
ferred to ai.ejectrie tramway, which
conveyed)hem to the reception hall.
In thisyuilding they were graciously
rec ed by Princess Ching and other
ers of the imperial fa ly. Fron
-were >undnct h
re. - a n ad
vanc C6 ern ledg
ment o. e sweepin tesie fthe
foreign ilinies -the emperor smihing y
extended his hand and shook hands
with each. The dowager empress did
ike'% ise, accompanying her greeting
with the presentation to each lady of
a ring set with per els; which she 'her.
self sli pod on.
"Thme Iadies were entertained at
Iluncheon presid&d over by the Pria
cess Ching, the emnpress entering the
b :iouet hail at the close of the meal
t.2 chat for a few minutes with her
guests and to introduce the emperor's
"ILunehbcan was followed by an
elaborate th eatrica! entertainment, at
the close of which the dowag.er em
p)ress once more made her appearance
to bid adieu to the ladies and to ex
p -ess the pleasuire their visit had given
hue -. also the hope that it had been en
I ovable to them. Each lady, before
leaving the alace. was presented with
r-olls of valumale silk, as well as a
painting by her miaje-sty hr-rsell' on a
silken scroll, sets of inlaid combs and
other gifts. "-New York Sun.
Gleaitag, fromn tbe $Izmps,
Shot and plain gin ghanm in new de
signs andl colora.
St:tched trimmings on cloth tor
tailo: -nade gown..
Imported shirt waists of the .most
ext azvagant eblaracte,.
Golf capes in inuumer-able and end
less brilliant s'hadings.
Corded ratin duccesse w.aists at
moderate and :ttractive p rices.
Materials~ in silk and li:nen mix
tures for shirt waists and gowns.
Many fancy jewcel: passementeries
in all colors and bow-knot designs.
Satin-tinished crepe de chines in all
the predominating ligat and dlark
Drap d'et es with large silken loops
n contraat scattered liberaljy over tue
JSayader'e st.ripedl taffeta silks and
corded ta fetas of domnestic make for
shirt wai .ts.
P'lenty of. purple toqnes of straw
braid and bunches of vio.ets and para
dise feathers.
Stock collars of new fancy ribbons
male to order at the 'prises of the
ribuon per yard.
1:obes of French ehallie and delaine
in lain colors with lace appiques in
[cetooued i. attern.
B3lack nets of all descriptions hand
o:nely emnbroidered with paillettes
ind rnt:fles of satin ribbon.
Satin ribbon bands of various widths
lecoratce I wi:hl a:pliqlues of velvet,
nflined witi si anigles,,et or sequins.
- D)ry Goods L.couomnist.
Tho average height of Americans
1es been abou&t Iive feet seven for men,
iv-e feet four for women. The aver
we has ungnuestionably been lowered
yimmiigration of small races, like
h.e ITian ,
Gn. my bedroom mantel shelf,
W. many kniet-snacks ilen,
rwo fi- ures stand, at either end
A chin man and maiden.
So lovingly t y tadly glance.
As if to say. -,Come nearer;"
While each replib, "Alas, I can't!
But. love, you're all the dearer. "
bhe holds a crook in one plump hhnd,
Her hair is bright and golden.
Her dre-s is flowereu and furbelowed
In dainty fashion cL.en.
He wears a three-cocked beaver hat
And coat of satin yellow,
With dark brown eyes and powdered cue
He is a hand eme fellow.
A gun I$ slung across his back.
But you need never fear it.
A heart has long been his sole aim
Ah ! if he were b':. near it !
And still they smile and sadlyglanoo,
As if to say, "Come nearer;
While ea,-h replies, "Ala-, I can't!
But. ,ove, you're all the dearer !"
Quizzer-What do tt"ey meau by
the "dower of youth:" uuyer--.ari
go.d, I guess.
"Now," said Bunker, "I can once
more face the woi.d an honest i an.
Tae lass of my debts is out.awed."
"How do you account for there be
ing so many did-erent views of life?"
"Too many amateur photographers."
Mrs. Wiggles-My husband and ~ I
never quarrel. Mrs. Waggles-How
tame and uninteresting your life must
MiTin-I hear that the savings bank
has been robbed of 540,0O0. SnJk
kers-Is that so? Burglar or trusted
He doaUtiess would have kissed her then,
.[ ean..tor ue it sa.d.
(Tue ebauee w-is duiy offered)
If he hadu a lost h.s head.
Proud Mother-Oh, John, the baby
can wa.k? Cruel I ather-Good. He
can walk the ioor with himself at
night then.
Alice -What makes you,think Mr.
Perkins means business? . ertha He
jnst asked me why I 'didn't attend
cooking school.
Hard rocks-Why do you call your
two sons Alpha and Omega? ,ullion
-Because they have never been able,
so far, to make ends meet.
Cobble-Well, old man, my wife has
had a legacy left her. Stone-Con
gratuiat.ons ! I am glad your mar
1riage has turned out so well.
"Weakfish t:lls me he has recoTi
ered from his attack of bi ain exhaus'
tion.' "Yes these was nothing let
ister was saying. "Dear me. d
&.zstedly o eathed the manywho had y.L.
.ust rush('d in. "And T thought t a
going to be late !"
{ "It's a zate brickfasht yez are falia*
this marnin',-Doolin, but it's a foiae._ .
layout av od yez hov foreninst -y."
"'- is. Surle, hfO)riaity, all .thing.
come to him who ates."
"Do you believe in hypnotism?"
"Yes. Did you notice the young worn \
an who just passed out of the oece
Well, she got me to subscribe for a
four dohar book that I shall never
want and that she knew i'd never
I First Names.
In 1379 more than half the men
we:-e called John or William, says a
writer in Notes and Queries, while~
more than three-qusrters were calle4|
either John, William, Thomas, Rich
ard or R,obert, which in common par-.
lance must have been Jack, Will Tomn,
D cii, or Bob, since amnong. the comn
mionest patrony.a?ics are Jackson, Wil
son, Thompson, Di.on and Robson.
Other names are less usual, Benry
and Adam being each three per cent.,
Roger and Bugh are only two per
cent.; while Walter, Simon,Ralph,and
Nicholas are one per cent. Still fewer
are Geo:frey, Alan and Stephen;
D)euis and Jac.ob occur only once in
400 names, 3Iartin and Peter once in
In the thir'eenth century William
is the coal.dn:st na.ne. In the tour
tanth and iollowing cen:u.iesjohn is
i =t wih William second. Thus in
Bishop Hattield's 8:irvey 40 1-er cent.
of the men are na.me.d John, followed
y Willia a with 22 per cent.; while if
we add Robe t and Thiomas 80 rert
cent. of all the men's names are sc
coun:ed for.
Fro.n thcYork wills it a-'pears that
in 1i3.5 John hes is the lia with 16
p -r cent. 'William follo-.s close be
hind with 15 per. e.it. Thomas is 12
pr cent., followed by Richard and
Robert with s per cent, each. Hen:y
and Geoz ge are o:ly half as numerous;
still fewer are Roge", ?alp.h,Nicholas,
Edward, James, Charles, 1rancis
Htinuh:ev, A.ion, Gilbert, Law
rence and Joseph.
O-i-ntal Ways.
The amneer of Afghanistan selde.
par.s with any money ina discha ge of
his obligations. When he is asked
for money he never rudely refuses.
His meti:od belongs to the s.aviter in
modo style throughont. "Aiy friend,"
he exc!aims, "what is mine is yours.
Take anything yon want. Is. there
iything I have that you want and
:an th nks of? If s.', take it. my friend,
:ake it to your' house.." Rupees, how
ner, his highness can n!ever' he fer
maded to 1art with. He will send
hem by an iby; he will send the a at
)nce. Eid friend mays atge lacs for
-he mere a-ki g. But the fri.-ud asas
LI asks adl :-ks again a-id- withal
eve ige.s a Lse, -die elad P'lain

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