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A AI i?hly Monarch.
I nm richer limn C'rcosua of oh!, to my ininti,
i Imvc treasures moil varied ? ntl ru roi
I Imvi)ships iv??>-? ' 'i>.n iiiic depends on no
Ami I IOKIW nmiKh'?of burdensome euro.
douses uiiiunntorbd 1 rlulin ns mv own,
\t Itlionl louants lo make thom a boroj
I huvu RolijfH ?hich uro wrltton i<>r mv cm
And liuvo picture* -oui books l'y tho score.
1 liuvo hon. s nu l cuttle :iinl birds or nil
Queer Helios that im In thc soil;
Ihuvohclls unido nt' silver, whose musical
Arc ruilf ou{ to |il< u.se only ino.
I mle und.tkpvilod, acknowledge no poor
(Tho' my subjects ur?' ott known lo BCOld),
For I'm Klux ot (hi- nuinury, ?uni what is
I'm otu/ ulioiii two yours old.
-t.. ll. Mmi8bnoh.
lt urplo anil Pino Linon,
Shv . J nil robed in rgplciulor, fnlr us dawn
W'-rn ll rsl he Imus his li,r, In n.I in tho
'VUv, ?blmmorliiK satin rd? in Bortest folds,
^. ?t?.Ts?i robo, in lorn kl ii ul y renst,
Ami lace that was lllstui lo, lino as li o St,
Tho truoory ol Itu pato rn, irtilliiiir down
O'er sprays or blossoms, CAIIKIII willi Juwels
No lair? r sl^ht in till the flood ly town.
Vi i pinged sin-1 II thc Bplcndor cold us douth,
Vol looked the on lin* I Ot t tl I < still nml
'Hie IhlBhlllK JoWols OAllgllt Ito UIISlVCHtlff
In I NCH that i isl wore bllKhtcr tl:an their
No win nil li i rom niliy hillljrlllHH could Unlit
I bo chill or thut Bel face, ns silent tli/ro
She tlioilplil up..II HM' riKllUlieu ot her life
(ilvcll lor thi' rildiuncu ol Uns pa y ant lair.
- Li llie 'lyn;.' UrlHWOld.
lillie ni A TC IT - M A KIN G.
"Well, il i you liko him, Kitty':'''
"()ii, vory inuolii Sally, dear!"
"His lovely mustache and his big,
bimi eyes! Did you notice. KittyP"
'.Hlttof Why, they're a sort ot grcon
lsli?groy; and his mustache is decided
ly si id 1?1I v."
Mi^x Sally Wilson dropped tin; paper
in which slit: was twisting lier hair for
the night, and turned upon lier friend
with a gasp.
..Stubbly! For mercy's sake of whom
are von InlkillgP"
"Wliv, of Mr. lleadlo, to hu sure -
Mr. Alfred Ilea.Ile. tho great bondhold
er, thc hero of tho eveline;; of whom
Killy pulled oil' one small while slip
per, and stood twilling around upon
thc other ami laughing gleefully.
Sally watched her in dismayed sil
".Mr. Iloadlct" she snit), reproach
fully. "YUH knott) I moan Howard Ilen
Kitty paused in hot*giddy revolutions
ami sat down, with lier rounded elbows
on the bureau, and her lovely. Hushed
ince in her hands.
"Dear me! no I didn't," .-he said,
fixing her soft eyes wonderingly on
Sally's troubled face. "Hut, como to
Wfts rallier lllco-look
of il, ho
had loni
thal ant
quito ?ir?
C. "f UlO
this tim rowar
of all her love schemes'.' Was thin tit
way in which her dreams wi re to b
ronli/od dior hopos to bo fulfilled.
Miss Wilson was a very romani!
young lady. She i nul always been
and rejoiced in beim:.
As rogardod herself, shu
since conic lo the conclusion
roman lie ending waa, ii not
possible, at least most Ullllkl
She was not. in thc first pl
proper appearance.
Slit; was not imposing enough foi
thc queenly sort of heroine sci lorth lt:
her lavorlto novel -, and . lie had not thc
necessary raven locks and hautrlnW
manlier; ami the petite ami babylsH
Stylo was equally out of the question*
She had not a"retrousse nose, rle'.1
pleading, I'iue oyes, and her s toe kn1!
?limpies was extremely limited am
pilly made visible by painful conloi
Thun her circumstances wore
uiuoli against lier.
Sully was an keiross, and ber
cuts being dead, shu was living
an aunt whom die had raised from
obscurity of dressmaking t<?- pr?
over Hie botiulitul home to whick
hail recently returned from boar
Nobody could ever love her :i
for herself alone renell ?icross a
rlor of poverty, and marry hot* i
face of a m'sapi roving world.
Sally sometimes regretted ti
father bad been tho highly ue<
railway contractor that lio lind b
lier very name was iliscotl
Sally Wilson! Who could
of anything interesting happen
porsoil with so horribly prosaic
Hut Kitty! lt was ?iii very
with Kitty. Sally's romantic
thrilled With proph?tie lloligllt
nient sim had suuil her- dittitii
io? * in ono of Madame J.avine'
roo 01 windows.
Kitty had been educated by
lor uncle. She was beautiful
niless tho very cpitilltloatioi
heroine. Sally had relloclod,
Sho bad taken her under 1
as it were; am! now that SI
over, KIHI had brought hor h
her for a long visit the chief
which was that Killy and
Bennett might "lie brought log
Sally had met him while at
hor last vacation, and had im
consigned him in her heart lo
What could be more lill
delightful? How iu d was fl
brunette- which wits just as
bo. Howard was calm, luntjbi
slightly pensive; Kitty was
. i I!
i was
nv ?I li
>,t of
ti on
. vitiy
vivacious. Opposite nnalltioHiiie al
ways necessary for perfect lia?iiiss
Tho timo bad arrived for Hdnltilt
mont of hor hopes and SOllCn?J
Sally bad given her first Mfbtlot),
and from lier position as hAu? had
noted tho progress of affairs ij^ilcss
Sho had wntchod their ni
tholr subsequent intel collis
?ho batt contrived that they
In to supper together, thou
boon no onHy. matter.
Heatlle tim reputed milli
cm ning whom everybody w
Ipusly stirred up-having ft;
g?rons intentions of takiii(
solf, aad Howard having tl
tuse a? to oller hil nrm to hlu'
lint tho?) dillicnltios, ami
liar OHOS, sim had bravely ?
and had walled eagerly (
tl go
t IisJ
v ??m
0 ,last
gUOSl had gone, to lirai-Kitty's verdict.
"Rather good-look In??!" shu repeat
ed, despairingly. "Why, he's a per
fect? Adonis, Kitty 1"
"Ob, well, I don't k* now I" said Kit
ty, couiposodly. "Howard," she wont
on, dreamily, "he looks as though his
name was Howard; nil tho Howards I
ever know were big and fair, and -
rat her suit, and- -"
She Stopped suddenly; she bad
eangld a 'dimp.se of Sally's faeo ia tho
.d'ni so sorry, dear! I suppose he's
a great friend of yours?" sito said
apologetically. "Hut really I didn't
think ll Itu so enter*, lining as Mr.
bondie, ami bo hasn't half tho money,
you know," and Killy laughed wick
Mr. Hoad lo again! Sally's heart
sank. Sin? mimili have expected some
thing of tin* sort. Kitty was so totally
dittbront from hoi'solf. She could never
bo made to soo things as Sally saw
them-, she ivas distressingly matter-of
Sally sat pondering seriously, with
tho lights turned low, after " Killy,
llusliou and tired, and happy, had fail
en islcop.
Surely things must come out righi.
Howard must bo backed ami encour
aged, and Mr. Beadle must I j snub
bed, crushed, and annihilated.
Sally was not quito (dear as to how
tlii; hi?.r was to bu accomplished
bul she went to sloop with renewed
' lifoo.
d suppose WO shall he Hooded w ith
ells, -h;.n't we?" said Killy, as they
satin the parlor Ibo next ceiling, talk
ingovi r last night's festivity, willi oc
easonal yawns.
.I suppose so, dear," responded Sal
ly, gazing at her in fond ad mi ra l ion.
Kitty was at her loveliest. Her red
lip wore a smile ot pleased expectan
cy and her dark eyes were bright w ith
div tue way," she said, peering iu
to.in opposite mirror and patting her
hr.r: "Mr. Hoad lo said something
ilout coming to night. Dear mo! how
fi? I look?" '
' Snllj groaned inwardly.
d pn lime Mr. Hcadp" ,?dll not no
\ ^fce lunch," she said, .severely. "Ho
bpast : hose thing-!, 1 should think.
T' ?nu .1 bo fori v at least."
j "About that,''' said Kitty, sweetly.
? The ? ell rang at ilia: moment, and
kio subject of their conversation was
lulu rc ! in, followed by a tall form,
?vii a fair head, none other than How
lld him-elf.
j Mr. P. adie pounced upon the chair
?.are I Kitty; Howard sank gracefully
?ion Ibo sofa at Sally's side.
"I hopo your dillies of last night have
pt (nillo worn you out," bo said, look
/g down at her tenderly.
"I dear nie, not at all!" responded
ally, rather sharply.
Tilia was all wrong: but what wa;
ic :,i doP
.1 "It was a charming adair," Howard
iontinticd, moving a little nearer to her.
"Thank you!" said Sally, abstract
she w as watching tho pair opposite,
.Willi rising uneasiness.
Mr. Hoadle was leaning forward at a
[dangerous ungle, talking with hoiriblo
volubility, with his eyes fixed ou Kit
ty's face*.
Si ll) felt a wild (?csiro to se.? his
chair roll backward and land him ca
the lloor.
ll vard looked a bille hurt by her
bret ly; but Sally was oblivious.
"Don't you think her lovely?" sha
Kitty was venturing a remark at tho
moment with a coquottlsh little laugh.
Sally could gladly have shaken her.
"Very." said Howard, rather vague
ly, and without looking around.
"Ho is jealous," said Sally to hor
seli. "Poor fellow !"
"SliO is always pleasant. Uko that,
to ovorbotly," she said, aloud, with
symi ithy and reassurance in her tone.
"She doesn't mean ant thing by it."
"IndoodP said Howard.
Hut le; did not seem quite lo under
stand tho force of the remark.
Mr. Hoad lo was bogging Kitty to
sing: and now was Sally's chance.
. Ho dear!" she urged; "our new
waltz song. Do you know ll?" -ho
went on, turning to Howard. "Mr.
Heimelt will turu your leaves, Kitty."
Howard followed Kitty to the piano
obediently, and Mr. Hoad lo joined Sal
ly nu ilia sofa
. How extremely well suited they
arel" Sally obsorVod. "Tiny seem
mad for each other. Don't voil think
"ltcally, I had not noticed it," re
join'! Mr. lb adie, stroking his lulls?
lacho with sudden gravity.
".?stubbly! good gracious, yes!" said
Sahl 10 herself, wrathfully.
"? should hardly think so," ?io add
ed, with some asporitv.
"No!" said Sally, frigidly.
And they relapsed into silence.
That was tho lirst of a long scries ol
similar occasions.
Howard and Mr. Headlo called in*
CCSSlintly, and Sally's anxieties In
creased accordingly.
Ikings wcro very discouraging foi
tho most par!. Mr. Roadlo was plain
ly enamored of Killy's manifold
charms, and was determinedly devot
ed. Kitty was gay. and careless, and
bew itching, and Howard was us lan
gnni as over, amt rather moro pen
Sally was convinced .that this wa
due to unhappiness. Ho was grieved
and angered by Kilty's indifference; he
was a prey to hopeless yearnings ami
jealous passion.
Tho only draw back to the theory WO!
thal Howard seemed some!inn s ridicu
lously ami unoxplainably attentive ti
Hut thal w as pride, of course -pique
Sally lived in momentary expectation
of having a lalo of wounded lovo nm
bil rilled hopes poured into hor ?yin
patin lio ears.
The days and wooka rolled by; Kit
'ty's visit was drawing to a close, amt
oven body was looking forward oagorly
io Mrs, BmytHo's masquerade.
Sally herself forgot her ?ebonies nud
anxieties in tho lintier of preparation.
Kitty was lo go as a gipsy, lu ?
bright ?ilk bodice, a gally bespangled
petticoat, and a higiily-colorcd and
highly-becoming lui ban things ?Thiel
no gipsy has ever boon known to wear
Sally was to appear modostly as a pons
ant of doubtful nationality, with i
tucked waist and abbreviated skirt, I
and her hair in two braids down her
Sally's hopes had somehow risen
rather higli This was almost thu mid
of Kitty's visit, almost tho last timo
that she and Howard would bo lo
gothor, and something munt happen.
Tho fact of their approaching si pa
ratiou would come homo to them both;
would bring them nearer together;
would strike down all obstacles hither
to existing, and bring matters to a
happy <<nd.
Mr. Heidie was. of course, tl; i chief
obstaele. Mr. Beadle hail shown a
profound interest in .thc occasion a
positive enthusiasm, which Sally con
sidered revolting.
"A man of his age!" she had said to
Kitty, indignantly. "It ls absurd! He
will probably conto as Infancy."
"Undoubtedly!" Kitty had respond
ed, gaily. "And Mr. Bennett as a
lamp-post or a lightning-rod-hu is so
amusingly tall!"
Mrs. Sun the's rooms were a blaze of
light and a scene of whirling gaiety.
Sally gazed upon t lie scene, be wi kl 01'
' Od, from tho retirement td a sola. Sim
j had lost sight of Killy, and in tho
presold stalo of confusion could not bo
sure of knowing her again.
A stalwart Highlander, with a fero
cious mask, paused before her, and ap
peared lo lie examining her intently.
Thou he caine nearer, ami stood re
garding her critically, with his head on
om: side, folding his arms am' rossing
his scantilv-clothod legs with a satis
lied air.
"He thinks I'm somebody else,"
said Sally to herself, amusedly, ami
j forgot him in a new excitement.
Sim had caught a glimpse of a red
j waist anti a twinkling skirt; of a gay
turban and a Hying mass of dark hair.
Kitty was in a low chair at tho fur
ther end of tim room, lier liare, rou ml
arms, with tholr silver bands, gleam
ing white, and lier smiling, roil lips,
j ii -I visible
A distinguished-looking individual,
In Hm costume of Louisa XV!, was
perched upon an ot Ionian at her side,
gazing upward in an obvious .-tate ot
admiration ami bliss.
Sally craned her neel:. Surely it
was Howard! Only tho lop of his hoad
i was visible huh i nd his oxaggor.ilod
mil'; bul suieiy thal limited portion
boro a striking resemblance lo How
I aril's.
Sally felt a thrill of exultation; this
was exnutly what sho lia I h..ped lor.
The music struck np; Ibu H./blund
er offered Ida ann promptly, and away
they Whirled.
Their steps were eminently suited.
Sally's check ; bogan lo glow behind
ber mask, and her eyes to sparkle.
Suddenly the nni-ie ceased; Hu
waltzers paused; there was a little
hum of excitement, and then a silliul
I tanuous removal of masks.
Sally looked ?.round eagorly. Kitti
I and Louis XVI. stood near- -Killy amii,
mg au i glowing. Louis XVI. strok
ing a stubbly nillsttiehu anti benning
! down upon ncr.
Sally 1? o\? d np at her partner in
ama/.e, and encountered tho all'tiotlon
I ate gaze of a pair of blue eyes, anti ;i
Smile from beneath a blonde lillis
I tache.
.d! i-. rallier warm here," said thc
Highbinder, softly, "Shall wo stop
Aiid Sally wen'..
Half un hour later, when tho rioting
within had KMC lied Ils wildest point,
tiley we:-.- -lill standing on; under lb
stars, willi I ho inu it- lloating out lt
them soil ly.
Howard s i. ir hoad was henning vorj
low, and Sully*-* long braids fell ove:
his anti.
"Hut it i- sop' r . illy itnexpeetod,*
she wa- -ayiiig, i:, i subdued way
; "I had nevi :' even thought of -neb :
"No," sa'ul IL.waitl, in au aggriovo<
tone "everybody could soo thal."
"Von soe, ?aid Sally, in lt' meeki'
apologetic way. "it wai alway.-. Kitty
! was thinking of. Dear nu !" and sh'
Half an hour ago, she would bardi;
have laughed at this knowledge of th
Ignominious failure of her plans. I
was quito unoxnlninnblo.
. ????.
"I could hardly wait to tell you!'
cried Kitty.
Sho was silting on the side of th
bed, h?r dark hair in charming cou
fusion around her shoulders, lier sllvo
bands ii. a pile beside her, her roil lill'
ban on the lloor.
"I could hardly wait! Oh, Sally
can you guess?"
"lt is .Slr. Boudie, I suppose?" sai
Sally, resignedly so resignedly tba
Kit tv stared.
"1 ?car me!" she cried delightedly
"I thought so all along. Was I righ
after all? ll is Mr. Menuett, I sit]
"1 I'm afraid BO," said Sally softly
Why Ho* <'oom c??al lou Smiled.
At the dodicatioii oi Pilgrim Chapo
Uti Halo, William A. Duncan, of Syr;
cuse, thc State Sunday school Secret;
ry, was addressing the children in iii
usual vivacious manlier. "Now, I ni
going lt) divido your school into litre
parts," sahl lie. "There aro b. b.'.'
What are tin y?"
"l?g boys, was the ready rosponst
. to od. Then there are tho b. g.'i
What are they?"
"Big girls." shouted forty voicos.
"Righi again. Ami last of all thor
Rl'O tho 1. c's." ,
"Lillie kitls!" exclaimed a shri
voiced urchin, without waiting for th
The congregation smiled vociferous!!
- fi ?ed i v r.
Editori havo their peenliarilio-i f
well as other people. They practii
and inculcate brevity, wliich is a vi
tuo. They aro nh-c ut-mimlcd wide
is a failing. .It is not strange timi
that ono should swud a noto lo I.is hub
love liko the following: "Buarost;
havo carefully analyzed tho fooling
entertain foi- you, and tho result is sui
stan;iaily aa billows: [adorayou! Wi
you bo mine? Answer. ' Thon, alter
limmen of thought, ho added, in
dreamy, absent w.iy: "Writo only 0
ono sido of tho paper. Writ? plain
and ?IVO real name, not necessarily it
publication, but as a guarantee of got
fallh. i/eafoa Cutt nc
People throughout tue country ex
press from ihuo lo linus tho groutost
CU ri?? i ly lo Irani lin- sty'.ivs in olllciul
life, wei tua Uso Washington corros?
pondent of llio New York World. It is
always a source of great satisfaction to
a mun her ol patriotic eili/.ons lo know
thal they are ihcssetl like "tito rulers of
tho country." At tho beginning of
this summer a gooti iteal of lu terost
has been uwakeiiuti over Ibo discussion
as tn what was thu pi ?per hat to bo
Tho president is moro conservativo
than any member of bis cabmol. Ho
wears a closely buttoned Prince Albert
coat always, ami, alter Ibo proper
fashion, a he ivy black silk hat with it.
A white hat would bo altogether too
malign i Hod although President Ar
thur alluded them ami besides it
wolli.I not suit the President's com?
plcxion. Ile will probably wear tho
black silk tile all Slimmer. He wore a
whin brim med soft hat up in tho Ad
irondacks lasl stimmor, where accord
ing lo thc expert Dr. Ward - ho caught
moro trout with a worm for bait than
tho doctor got with his carefully-se
lected Hies.
Mr. Hay aril, however, has declared
for pea ri-gr ay, as it is a style nundi
apples cd by bis grandfather. Pearl
gray ha's have always boen worn in
Delaware by fashionable statesmen,
and hu has no idea of parting from tho
tradition. Mr. Bayard is ot that lym
phatic lotupormeut and complexion,
morcovor, to which tho white hat is
peculiarly suitable. His tile looks as
! if il must have been built In Wllinhlg
: lon and by tho sou or grandson of tho
same batter wdio supplied tho first of
Hie Hayards.
Mr. Manning has adoiuoorallo straw
hat. It is a Mackinaw, Hal-topped
; ami sailor-shaped. lie wears it over
hi - light ear. with tho dashing grace
of a young naval ofllcor. Mr. alan
: liing Irnusforrod his straw hat from Al
bany here. To climb that steep hill
, from tho AriJUS ellice to the capitol of
: a hot Slimmer day a man wauls about
as little ou him as decency ami good
1 breeding w ill allow. When half w ay
up tho bill a man generally takes oil*
his hat and uses it as a fan tho rest of
I the way. Tho advantage of a straw
hat is therefore obvious.
Mr. Whitney wears a broad-brimmed
Bilk hat, covorod willi n mourning
band. Il is easily tho most stylish tue
of any worn in ibo cabinet. " it is a
New York hat from the curl of tho
brim to tho swell of tho crown, and in
thorough keeping with tho lout ensoin
blo Of bis well-dressed ligure. Proba
bly tho secretary would chango it for a
i sou'wester should be go to sea; and,
: should the vessel bo John Roach's Dol
phin, ho would doll bl loss provide him
self with n "wide-awake" and life-pre
server as well. The country cannot af
ford lo have ?ts tili, ?cut naval secre
tary take any useless risks.
Mr. Mud icott adheres lo a largo
brimmed silk lint, windi ho wears
slightly upon the bael; of bis head. It
is emphatically a Hosten hat, and may
have been worn for a season or so
back, lt is conservative in stylo, ag
gressive in its eminent rospcotability.
Hoacoii street b i hundreds of such;
Fifth avcuuu or Regent street nevera
one. Mr. W. D I owclls might easily
base taken .Secretary lind, oil as his
model of Bromfield t orey in ibo cur
rent lovel, "Tho lllso ol Sihis Laph
Mr. Lamar supports Mr. bayard itt
wearing a pearl-gray cass.mere ll is
hal! covered with a lih.ck mourning
band. Tho Mississippi statesman does
not spend many hom . ou i.i- c is tu me,
that h eleni. In ni.-, abstracted mo
ments ie.*, io.o Secretary Kudlcoll, m mo
limos lips UH hal oi'ei Ibo back of his
head. Iii wears his lian* long, ami no
I lui' WK.. ..- \ .l-il willi Huit cumbi
ll......... i? i) IV a tb i soil tuut Senator
I.i.III: : ... ... om; alb Ulive to a
lb.?i ni ..... .*... .. >; i bu soilll
!. it < !.. . . p j..rc i r tilo j.all
on.. pi ? .?tor lo.u Mr. Lamar
that liiis lady had .spoken, ol him 11.1
"Ohl Soap-Locks."
Tin) attorney general is the only ono
who hus declared for Ibo t roam-color
od hat which is struggling lo bo fash
ionable. Tho cronin color is shown in
a Manila straw which bc pul on at t io
beginning ol tho hot weather. This
bat is broad-brimined - not at all fash
louable, but is vory comfortable. Mr.
Harland wears a turn-down collar, ami
tho low-crowned hat ls very suitable.
The one be Weals is ill the shape Of a
compromiso bolwoon tho Derby of the
east ami llio sombrero of Texas. Ar
kansas, lt will bo remembered ls about
mid way.
Postmaster Qoaoral Vilas still wears
the siik hat w hich ho purchased in
Madison sonic two or throe yoars ago.
lt is a little rusty ?un? not exactly in
tba prevailing shape, but it is nundi
better than th ! average hat worn by
Washington statesmen. Tho we.tel ii
political leader rather alVects those hats
of a fashion two or tinco years back.
.Just why, no luau eau loll, but Sena
tor VoorllOOS, or hook or Sherman. Ol'
Harrison or Logan was never known
to wear a hat of ibo prevalent fashion.
It is not becoming in a statesman to
take up promptly wi. li innovations.
lt sennes to bo the nm bi I loll of all
young wives lo look well when any one
calls. A young brido heard a ring at
tho front door. Tho maid was out, ami
sho rushed up-.stairs to "tidy" a littlo
boforo Admitting tho oallor. l here was
a moment of lightning work before tho
drossiug-lnblc. Quicker than it takes
to toll it, a ribbon was fastened to her
throat, a llowor stabbed into her hair,
a llash of powder on her face, and she
was al tho door all smiles ami blushes.
Tho "gontloman" sahl ho natl tho
cheapest clothes-props that could bo
./ung?a (or tho molloy.
A correspondent writos that the Af
ghans ont onions ns Ibo Americans do
apples. Our readers will theroforo at
onco understand the causo of ibo recent
attack by tho Russians. Thoy wore
obliged lo use their guns to keep tito
Afgh.nn from coming within hailing
distance. Ami now wo can easily be
lieve (ol. Marvin'; statement that tho
Inhabitant* ol Af gpa ni? tao aro a strong
rnco and long-winded. They novor
got oui of broulh. At?' york Tribune.
Sllk-Hnirtbij* in A mi-rican.
Tin* silk Industry, wltiuli has become
so largo an Interest In this country, ls
nundy a manufacturing ono, gelling
its raw inatoriitl altogether from
abroad, duty trow. Tho manufacturers
do not expect mue:, result hom silk?
raising in America, oliiolly because tlioy
think i 1 lc cannot bo well reeled in this
country al any satisfactory price. A
demand for protective linties on tho
raw material would al.so lend toroduco
the margins for manufacturer--, should
silk-growing bocoiuo au interest of im
portance lt is staled that tho girls in
tho French liiat tires earn only from ono
lo one and a half francs (twenty to
thirty cent-) a dav, and in those, of It
aly seventy-live centimes to u franc
(llftootl lo twenty couts) for fourteen
hours' work, uhilo equally skilled labor
hero should return nearly a dollar.
Moreover, silk valued al four to iivo
dollars per pound eau bo brought to
Now York from Japan at from three lo
eight cents por pound freight. Tho
promising* Hold fer Ami rican silk-grow
ing in America Scums, therefore, lo bo
restricted chlelly lu that of tvstibsidiary
industry for women ami children, who
would not otherwise bo at work, and
then umlcr Ibu disadvantage ol "houso
' reeling." Whether the production of
cocoons, not for tooling, out for direct
uso by tho growing industry of spun
sill: manufacture, might prove protita
Ide, is very questionable, in view of tho
low price (about SOVCUty-livo cents per
pound) paid for cocoons.
Novorlholoss, a "Women's Silk-cul
Itire Association," ono of tho indirect
results of tho Centennial Exposition,
exists in Philadelphia, with tho purpose
ot promoting silk-oullure as prolilablo
wuk for women. This was organized,
with "nuroly philanthropic" purpose,
by Philadelphia ladies, headed by Mrs.
John laicas, ?n April, 1880; it has per
manent olliees at 1828 Chestnut Street,
where reeling is taught, silk-worm
e/ . mulberry-trees and hnild-rools
i sold, and hooks of instruction, which it
j pu.dishes, supplied. Two silk exhibi
tions have been held, and the associa
tion boasts twelve auxiliaries in as
many States, and has had, it states,
over thirty thousand correspondents.
It is hoped ultimately to opon a lila
ture. Its prospectus, io presenting
tho claims of "America's new indus
try," says: "It can he prosecuted by
the feebler ini-mbiTs of the family,
women and children, or aged persons,
to whom tho severer country lifo is a
burdon, ami the compensation is sure;
for if our country is sonding annually
to foreign lands $18,000,000 for raw
silk, there is no reason w hy this amount
of moilOJ' cannot bo divided among our
own American culturists. The crop or
product is no! perishable, like much ol
the farm product, and tho trees, once
planted and grown, yield a perpetual
supply of food for the siik-worms, care
being taken only in tho annual picking
of t he loaves. "
Tho production of GO,OOO pounds ol
cocoons was reported by correspond
ents of Ibo association in 1888, largely
from southern Now Jersey and from
the South.-Front "A Siik /'/ess," in
Harper's May tzitm for July,
Ito ttl rn ed to Mis Wigwam.
Edwin Forrest was once laid up willi
a severe attack of rheumatic gout,
which rendered him uboul as idoasatit
to como hi contact with tis an Indian
on Hu- warpath. A friend ot iii- drop
ping in j.ist us t;ie eminent tragedian
was seized w ith a terrine twinge, met
willi a decidedly wann welcome, as
regards unsahit-liko expletivos. Hoing
rather a facetious individual, the friend
'Ib-lio, go Vc mut! What are you
laughing at? I never saw you so tick
led boforo."
lu his I io roost manner, interspersed
willi doon toned grunts and some pro
fanity, rorrost growled: "(lot -int,
will son? I won't sec anybody. Let
me alone, confound you."
A little while alter the snubbed
fi ?end might h:.vc boon seen lu conver
sation with a small spccinton ol a boot
black, whose stand was in iron! of tho
hotel where f orrest wasslopping. Tho
confab, accompanied by a series of
pantomimic gestures on tin- pari of tho
gent loman, which were clearly dupli
cated by Iho briglit-wlltod shiner, last
ed .some llftooil minutes, when the boy,
a broad grin illuminating his expan
sivo countenance, .started to ascend Ibo
hotel -lair-, receiving a parting injunc
tion :
"Don't yoll stop pounding until ho
lets you In."
This admonition was strictly carried
out, whereupon the door Was violently
thrown open, and ForroSl angrily do?
mamba! ! ho catlse of SO much commo
tion. Striking an altitude a la Meta?
mora, tho tutored bootblack declaimed
in a piping treble:
"You sent for me. 1 have come. If
you do not want nie, 1 will go hack to
my wigwam."
"Pottnoln . upon tho boy, Forrest
growlol "You young imp, you!
lb: . i.o.o this," tossing him a quarter,
as rn- added, "and go toll that-"
(dosignatillg his facetious friend by
name and a few additional adjectives)
"to come up I want lo see him."
As the door closed minn tho apt littlo
bootblack a roar of laughter issued
from Forrest's room, willen soomod to
have a beneficial oiled upon his ail
ment, for when his friend appeared ho
was in quito a jovial frame of mind.
An Kastern housokoopor says tho best
way to destroy moths is to take dry
powderod salt and sprinkle it all over
the. carpel, pal lie u I a ely along tho
edges; then sweep it thoroughly. He
peat this about onco a mouth in moth
time, ami you will have no trouble from
that destructive insect. Tho salt may
also bo sprinkled on any wooden furni
turo and brushed oil' with a whisp
broom. It is perfectly harmless ami
will help* to cloanso and prcsorvo tho
color of tho wootl.
From tho persistency wu h willoh tho
Deceased-Wife's Sister bill is hoing
agitated in England, il may bo inferred
that Ibo Englishman cannot bo happy
Until ho gels an opportunity lo marry
his wife's sister. As wo have heard
nothing of a Decoasod-llusband's
Brother bill tho oonoluslon is Irresisti
ble that bis wife thinks ono member of
a family i* eunuch if no! too lutich.
Norristown 1 kr aid.
1 ! -- i. m
\ Witch Doctross Called lu to a Dying
Colored Mau, Who DU H.
Tho wholo population of Carlisle,
(jn., is ox ci tod over tlio death of a re
spectable colored inna nnnied lllllynrd
Walker, Jiged forty-live. Walker had
no family except rt wife. Since last
fall llQ has been confined to his hoilSQ
with pulmonary consumption. About
n week ago his Increasing illness great
ly alarmed his relatives. Alter a con
sultation it was decided that the
physicians wie? had bcoil attending
iiiin should be dismissed and n witoli
doctrcss called in to exorcise lier art.
Tills woman - Nan Crydor--has tor
some timo post been an object of awe
to tho colored people of the town,
whom she lias convinced of her un
natural powers. Their tears wore
augmentad by ber fantastic dross and
weird appearance. Her gowns were
ol'gainly colors anti her taco was paint
ed. Walker's malady, at tho time ot
lin woman's arrival, hail been aggra
vated by a violent hemorrhage which
had utterly prostrated bini. Ho u ns
very weak anti breathed with tlillieiil
ly. 'l in; fust move of thc sorceress
was to close every aperture of tho sick
room by which air might euler. .She
tl H lett, informing Mrs. Walker that
-he would proceed lo ascertain the
real cause of thc nflliction. She re
turned, and. alter expelling every one
from tho sick man's room, was left
alone with him for about icu minnies,
when she SUlUICIlly opened thc door,
called for Mrs. Walker, and (lieu, with?
out -looping to say a word, ran away
as fast as possible. -Mrs. Walker hur
ried into !!,<. room to lind her husband
breathing bis last. Ile theil in loss than
five minute-.
The witch scattered sall on (he sick
rodin and -luck pin- in thc door in
sonto queer way. and passed a white
string around them. Thou she lore up
the front steps of tl1(! house and pul
more pins under il and a stick with
! marks on it, anti told Mrs. Walker that
j tho first who caine would be tho one
thal he.vilchcd her husband. The au
thorities will investigate thc matter at
once, and tho Voodoo woman will
probably bc arrested for murder.
Tho Old Mullein Stalk.
Tho mullein plant of tho old field is
too well-known for au introduction as
to what it is, but aside from the fact
thal our old grandmothers med to
i make a toa out til' il for the cure of
I coughs anti all other illllamcd surface-.
Ivory few ol'us at this day realizo tlio
i lad that there is iii this old plant a
' mucilaginous principle so very healing
lo tho lungs, extracted as it is in thc
manufacturo of TAYLOR'S CIIRKOKKN
ami combined with that stimulating
expectorant principle in thc Sweet
(?un? as taken from the (rec growing
along thc swamps of tho Soul bern
State-, presents in this simple remedy
a pleasant and o licet Ivo eure foi
i "ughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Conj
sumption, all nllcctions of tlio thron*
and lungs, ami an undoubted pre
1 vontivo lor that night fiend to children
mid horror lo parents-Croup. Price
.J? cents ami $1.00 per bottle.
. ?T? .
- .1. c. Fitzgorald, of Greenville, h
accumulating a cabinet of curiosities
which is well worth inspection and b
now very valuable. The gem ol llb
collection is an ancient book hound ill
parcha Cllt ami printed in Latin,
.'Connue,narin- ile Anima," by Pliili|
i Mehmet hon. lt boars thc dato 15?0,
and is therefore three hundred anti
thirty years old. ll came into Mr
Fitzgerald's hands from Lngland, an.!
was obviously ai some limo hi its Ids
tory thc property of one Thomas
Itobcrls, whoso name is liberally dis
tributed over it in ink. Tho book is
remarkably well preserved and thc
type anti wood outs are as cleat' as il
they had come from the press last
week. Mr. Fitzgerald has among hi
eoins one of Constantino tho First,
ni*.>ui A. lb '100, and on.- of Augustus
Ctcsar, both copper.
-Samuel L. McCrcery, aged is, a
prosperous farmer, committed suicide
at White Pond, Aiken county, oil tho
Hist ult. with a pistol. Ho had gout;
to purchase a bottle of castor oil for
one ot his children and stopped ou lils
way bael; > got Ills tilt! anny pistol
which a neighbor had borrow il. Willi
?Iii- weapon ho killed himself. Ile bad
been a dyspeptic for a long limp, ami
this must have induced tho deed, as his
homo was ?i happy one. lit: rode with
Hampton's Logion in tho Con fedora to
-Last week a dog fell into a gentle
man'? well in Spartanburg, ami efforts
were made to save Ibo well. A rope
was lowed with a noose at the end,
with the hope (hal il might catch
around him. But bc was a plucky
little fellow ami didn't want any fool
ing around him. Ile went for the copi
at oaeo, "seized the bit,'' anti clung lo
it like grim (loath till ho was drawn to
tho top. That dog was never made to
be drowned.
-There is no longer Oliy doubt thal
Abbeville will have a bank. Mora
than tho requisito amount of money
has been subscribed, including ail the
subscriptions at Due West. Mr. Darn
well has returned from Charleston,
where bo secured $10,000 in subscrip
tions, Mr. (?eorge W. Williams alone
taking $5,000 It is thought thc baud
will bo organized and in running order
hy December.
- While thc Hov. J. V, Shullz, of
Shrcwsburg, Pa., was preaching a
memorial sermon on Uonoral Crant, a
resident of Winlerstown, .1. II. P. Ful
ton, rushed into tho pulpit anti knocks
ed thc minister do WU, There waft
much excitement and several persons
who went to ?ho assistance of tho
preacher were badly hurt.
- Little Billy Mahout; is said to
weigh only ninety pounds, and by a
recent combination of circumstances
beyond his control ho has even loss
weight than that in Vir/, nia politics
just now, especially in rbit?renco to ap
pointments to Federal offices.
-Tlio Govornor has accepted tho
resignation of Mr. L. J. Walker ai a
i momberoi tho Railroad Commission.
Some nf Ilia Lntefct BayluKS ami Doing*, lu
south Carolin?.
-Tho Augusta Railroad is within
five miles of tho town of Spartaiiburg.
-A cliickcn willi four feet, and logs
is put forward as :i Bucksvillo curios
-Thc lo** from thc recent Charles
ton cyclone is now run up to $2,(100,
-Tho United States Court, now sit
ting in (.loenville, is disposing of con
siderable business.
- Mr. J. M. Ivy, of Hook Hill, [fl
very ill, and hut little hope is enter
tained of his recovery.
-Mr. Willie Gregg, of Marion, was
thrown from a stumbling horse and, it
is thought, fatally injured.
-Tho colton receipts in (.loenville
lasl vear were 17,80'J hales, against
. 17,095 halos (ho year before.
-Opportune rains in Lexington
county have gladdened thc hearts of
(armers and improved the crop pros
- Tink Smith and his wife have been
arrested in Spartaiiburg, charged with
causing thc death of their sick son br
-Tho supply of tinaers and carpen
ters in Charleston is not equal lo thc
demand. Good workmen command
fancy prices.
- Miss Agnes Milligan, of Helena,
broke ono arin last vear hy a fall, ami
la^t week she broke the other while
roller skating.
-Captain Hoary Sally, of Johns
town, Aiken county, owns a calf niuo
months old thal has boca giving milk
for several mouths.
-Chesterfield county jail has not a
i single prisoner awaiting trial. Tho
i Sherill' will hare to invest in a pair of
white gloves for the Judge.
- "Coi. H. C. O'Neill, of Charleston,
bought a cottage 011 Sullivan's Island
tho day before the storm. The day
after il was in ruins on the grouud.
-Tho wooden warehouse ?ti rear of
tin*, freight depot in .Newberry, was
burnt Sunday. Loss on building and
contents about $1,0001 no insurance.
?-Colonel Jonell P. Smith, manager
sf tho McCormick manganese inities,
has got an order for 6,000 tons of the
oro. The next shipment goes to Eng
-Captain Andrew Wilson, the old
gunsmith, died at his residence on
Stump Creek, OcoilCO county, on the
Hist August, at the advanced ago of
1 103 years.
-A remarkable rovival has been
going on in Shady Grove Baptist
church, Anderson county, and over
ninety converts have been made in
seventeen days.
, -Tho Anderson Intelligencer has
. lengthened its columns and added a
, column lo each pago on account of ?ts
. increased advertising patronage, lt is
[ now a 3<>-column paper.
i -The municipal election in Gt'COII
. ville, which occurs next week, promis
es to he- hotly con tested. Mr. A. ll.
Williams, editor of tho ?Yews, is nomi
? nalcd for (ddcrmanic honors.
> I.>Mii- Variier, a tlngmnn employed
. hy the South Carolina liai Uv ay Com
; pany, fell from a train near Charleston
i last Thursday, and received injuries
i from which lie has HUCO died.
' -John and Sherman Bridgman and
i Bonny Emory, throe young fanners of
' Greenville county, have under perfect
: cultivation llvo acres of tobacco. The
' yield promises to be abundant.
. -Mr. John W. Hamel, ot Lancaster,
] has a Cochin China rooster live monies. - ' m
, old with logs fourteen inches long, It
! has to squat down ?ii order to got ?ls
. bill to thc ground when picking up
-Mr. William Sullivan, of Lancas
ter, while on his way to church a trw
days ago, saw au ow l completely hob
bled by a small black snake being lied
around il in several knots. He dis
patched both the owd and thc snake.
-About <?MO month ngo Mrs. Cul?
purina, ['inch, oat towards Walnut
Grove, Spartaiiburg county, died.
Soon aller that her daughter, Miss
Nora, died also. Sunday Miss Lizzio,
anolher daughter, died, and she wu?
buried Monday. There is another
daughter quite sick.
-Sonic of thc fanners of Marion
are letting the fodder dry up on the
stalk, contending that it is not worth
thc price paid for pulling il, and that
tho corn and land is much benelited In
letting it remain on the stalk, in the
northwest such a thing as pulling fod
der is unknown.
-That trestle at Saluda is "off ils
feet" us the printers say. It was per
ceived that the dill had washed out
from under some of thc sills. While
it was not risky to cross, it is thought
better to clean ont tho dirt to a solid
foundation and erect a good trestle.
This work will begin at once.
-Dr. Poole, of Cross Anchor* Spar
taiiburg county, says if you wish to
raise largo potatoes and a heap of
them, go into you- patch with a long
pole and misc lip thc. vines and stop
their taking root. If you bavo never
tried this plan give it a triol this year.
If von doubt, it try a portion of your
patch and leavo thc others to grow ns
they please.
-John Price, a negro living in the
upper part of York county, while tool
ing with nu old musket, had tho right
side of his head shot away. A physi
cian put the innis together wi Hi adho
sivc pbistcv and laid John under a
tree, expecting his death moinciHarily.
Strango to say, about dark John re
quested to be carried homo, thc parts
adhered and ho is getting well.
There are medidnos which givo only
ternnornry relief mid thou leavo tho
suilorcr worse oil than before, espe
cially in cases of dyspepsia. .Hcmom
ber that this is not the way with
Brown's Iron Bitters. See what Mr.
J. M. Gaines, of Gaines, S. C., says
about this priuco of tonics: "My wife
has bec? grcntlv benefited by it; sho
had boon troubled with dyspepsia for
years, and now I beliovo she is perma
nently cured." It also cui*e#-livcr and
( kiduey complaints.

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