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(Si'ociO it tho Now Yut'.: World.)
NABU VILLE, Tenn., September '2M. - .
Tho remarkable gubernatorial CHU vas? in
Tennessee lins made thc participants in
it the most prominent men in the State
at tho present time. Robert and Alfred
Taylor aro tho two oldest sons of thc
Hov. N. (i. Taylor, an old and well
known minister of tho Northern Metho
dist church, who has lived tho greater
part of his lifo in thu extremo north
western counties of tho State, and been
actively engaged in farming and preach
ing. Ho is a pronounced prohibitionist,
but only stepped into politicsolico, when
ho was elected to Congress from the drat
district, and succeeded by Hodoriok
Random Butler. He lias siuoo lived
quietly, and neighbors tell of ?lim that
ho docs less preaching during an off year
than when one of bis sous is running for
office. P diort and Alfred are both 'men
of stalwart mould and goo 1 intellect.
Physically, they aro botli striking, both
heavily built, but "Hob" is fully t ight
inches biller and of much more com
manding presence. Their bends ure
largo and well made, and set firmly on
thoir shoulders. Alf is of very stocky
build, and not much over live feet, while
hi? Democratic brother will measure
fully six feet, and weighs considerably
over two bundled pounds. Tho oven of
both are black, those of Hob fad of lire
and sympathy, while those of Iiis broth
er aro moro quiot and less piercing.
Their complexions aro tho same, swarthy,
but tho character of each face is given it
by tho eyes.
In disposition they di flor greatly, AH
being phlegmatic and thoughtful, while
his elder brother is lymphatic, magnetic,
fond of telling jokes, of which he has a
groat stock, always being allic to knock
out argument with a funny story. "LIiis
makes bim the more popiuar ol tho t wo,
regardless of party affiliations, i lis iu*
fluonco over the crowd is wonderful, and
his election to Congress in a strong Uo
pubUcan district, which nev? r before or
since sent a Democrat to Congress, is
still Udked of as the time whoii "bob"
Taylor fiddled his way into Congross.
Roth brothers are accomplished fiddlers
and already fiddlers aro beim; brought
in as a post-oratorical amusement for thc
curious crowds that gather al eut them.
Until yesterday tho speaking has been
in Republican strongholds, but at Tulla*
homa thc first D?mocratie stronghold
was af saul ted io East Touncssco. both
were treated with the utmost courtesy.
Yesterday, however, there was HOU10 dis
position to guy tim Republican candi
date, whioh the Democratic brother
silenced .ty rising and saying: "Tho mau
that insults my brother insults me."
At MoMinnville to-day they wore
greeted by tho largest audience ever
gathered in Warren county! and wc ru
listened to with the utmost, ai tuition.
Partisans of each bud made tho most ox*
tensive arrangements for tho reception,
and the opposing cavalcades formed und
escorted tho brothers to til*- hotel.
Roses, red and white, Wore worn by
everybody in McMinnvillo. lt is strange,
by tho way. that the white rose bas be
oomo tho Democratic emblem. A pecu
liar characteristic of the brothers would
Boom to dictate tho reverse. AH men
tioned, both have swarthy complexions,
bOtli aro extremely sensitivo, but when
sensitiveness ii touched they aro affected
exactly opposite, bob turns red, fiery
red, in thc face, while Alt gets ashy palo
when wounded ?ir angry. l.a?t night,
for tho second time during Uv? canvass,
they slept under di li?rent roofs. This
was due to arrangements made by thc
respective committees of reception.
Tlicy both arose ? arly this morning.
Alf took a spin of three miles into thc
country before breakfast, while Hob
sauntered out into tho grounds of the
hotel, and finding a retired seat under a
spreading maple surrendered himself to
tho carly morning air. A few mun?tes
and Alf ?pod by behind a fast stepping
trotter. "Hello, Alf," exclaimed Bob.
"Hello, Hob," exclaimed Alf, as tho lle
publican disappeared around tba corner.
After a leisurely breakfast tho brothers
hold an informal reception, and at ten
o'clock boarded the train for MoMinn
ville, occupying tho same seat and de
bating ann in arm. They glanced over
tho morning papers. At every station
a crowd was augmented by excursions,
and by tho time the train arrived at Mor
rison every scat was occupied. The in
tense interest which tho campaign has
excited manifested itself all along the
lino. Curious countrymen, eager to seo
tho brothers, peered through tho car
windows at every station, while tho plat
forms at tho denota were packed wilb
partisans w ho encored their respe ct ive
Hob was now enjoying his stronghold
and his name was on many ups. The
peculiar ontlniHi'U.m this man arouses
manifested itself at every tum. It is
spontaneous, irrepressible and remarka
ble, without parallel in tho history of
Tennessee. Tho features of this novul
and great dobate, for great it hos l>een
ianthe fullest sense of tho word, Hashes
from town to town with lightning rapidi
ty, in no MOtioil has this been more
strikingly demonstrated titan in tluit
which thc brothers are now traversing.
Doniocrata aro excited to fever heat OVO"
tho brilliant campaign of their leader,
tho fomo of which lia? found its way to
other States. Republicans and Demo
orats agree that never have Republican
doctrines rceoivod a better exposition
than is modo by Alf Taylor.
Tho duel of brothers grows mor* ex
citing, but is still upon tho brood plane
of principio, not personality. At Mor
rison three Democrats, fresh from then
country homes, walked np to tho Demo
cratic leader and presented hun with
garlands of wild flowers, daises and
roses blending with violets and holia
tropo. Hob waa tenoned by tho tribute,
and with "Hod bless yon," bade them
farewell. Ho framed a butt^nnier from
tho blossoms and wo'o it at MoMinn
At 12a% the party arrived at MoMinn
ville A magnificent reception awaited
tho Democratic nominee. Dem?crata
shouted t'joittselvos hoarse at i:lio pros
euee ot* their young leader. Tlmy rushed
into Uro car and half overpowered him.
Tliey cheered him and patted him on
the shoulder. They called him "Dob"
and called 1dm Governor, and half pulled
and halt' carried him out upon tho plat
form, where was a struggling ma?? seeking
tc. speak to him. Finally tho procession
Conned, and through tho streets to tins
hotel it was a triumphal march. Tho
speaking was well attended, mid both
attracted the favorable comments of their
partisans. No now points wcro devel
oped by either.
At Dayton, in lihou county, which is
decidedly close ou a full vote, hundreds
turned out to give tho rival brothers an
ovation. Dob Taylor woro tho white
rose and Alf tho ml. Tho cue has been
caught np from place to place, and now
a man's politics may be seen by the color
of the rose or rosette which adorns tho
lapel of his coat. It is a reminder of the
contests of tho houses of York ami Lan
caster, only in this ease tho single house
of Taylor is involved. The gallant Dob,
besides this decoration, looms up con
spicuously in his now famous white felt
bat. lt goes faithfully with him every
where and shines fort li prominently as
tho white plume of King Henry of
Navarre before tho battling French host?
at lvry.
- - *
A Kow ut Them W ho An-. Succeeding In Agrt
vulture lu tho South,
(From tho Philadelphia Timm.)
It is not tu the Wost alone that women
are successful as farmers. In tho South
they are engaging in this business, and
some are doing well. At A-, in my
own county, on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland, at least four ladies aro en
gaged in agriculture, and if they are not
growing rich in th OSO days of low prices,
each is making a g.ood living in an inde
pendent way and doing quito as well a*
her neighbors, the gentleman farmers
around lier. Throe of theso ladies ari
w idows, living in Hu: country that they
nmy raise their children away from tilt
temptations and confinement of lite ii
town. The hu. ,band of one of them died
in debt, but ti m earth had not sottlec
above him bet ?re his brave little wif(
had resolved to keep the farm and try h
pay that money, and in eight years, bj
close management, she has done it am
now bas the place ami thc stock clear
and under her ca re her boy and girl an
growing nj* in health and usofuluoss 01
it. Another has been a willow u longe
limo; from the farm which her husbnut
left sim has educated hor children, givillf
them advantages beyond the publii
schools of tho country, built an excel
lent house, improved tho land, and nov
with ono of tho most desirable places ii
tbe neighborhood, as ag?: creeps on, sin
is resting somewhat, wdiile tho son
whom she has reared cultivate the land
and one daughter has charge of tho dnir
and another tho poultry. " they bav
managed as well, if not botter, than Hud
husbands possibly could have done" bc
illg the verdict of the entire neighboi
uood. Another of these women fanner
has never married. When, her parent
died, leaving to their six daughters bu
one small farm, she, then in very earl
womanhood, instead ol' selling out am
taking her youngor sisters to town t
learn trades or stand in stores, and s
become more easy victims to tho coi
sumption ol' which their parents ha
died, bravely took up the burden c
managing tho farm and keeping them o
it, and bras ely has she succeeded; an
now when most ol' them arc undid wiv<
in other homes, she still lives lu bonn i
Comfort at the old place, keeping il
li reside bright for those: of her BlstOI
who, by reason of widowhood or otlu
changes, may wish to como back to i
Did tho motlier of the t?raeohi OCCOn
plish mon:? While these women all gi\
their personal attention lo the details i
their business, and attended to poultr
and dairy themselves, they have not a
(empted tho cultivation of the land, ?I
pending on hired labor to do tba
Doubtless they have many cares an
auxilies, know many a weary hour; ht
in what way cana support bu made wit!
out oaroand weariness, especially if tho*
should be children to raise?
I have no argument against the Wes
its abundant opportunities make it
land of delightful promise, but this se
tion oilers Immunity from tho long wi
tors Of the West, with their long-co
tinned snows-which must bo a sorloi
bugbear to tho woman who wishes
attend to tho feeding of ber stock
abundant transportation, convenio
markets, and more abundant labor,
is truo tbe negro is not so reliable as tl
white man of ?lie North and West, b
he can be hired for half tho money ni
is not near so exacting in his roqtiii
monto. All through Southern Marylai
and Virginia, indeed all of the Southe
States, is much land which can
bought very low, many places wi
buildings on them. It is true when t
prico is low tho land is gonendly th
and thc buildings out of onlcr; but t
land im j troves readily under kind trei
mont, and whitowush and a gcuci
cleaning up soon make a wondro
change m a neglected old placo, as
know from pei.-.onaI experience. Tb(
places are inviting fields for fruit a
Vegetable raising, dairying, IJOO a
poultry keeping or general farming, a
already tho advauee guard of tho Wom
farmer is on tho ground and at work.
In addition to tboso mentioned tin
is a widow over in Dorchester who 1
planted her land in pooch trees and
said to be reaping a good iucomo fr<
it. Further up tho peninsula are t
unmarried sisters, who aro known
peach farmers. Down in Homorset tb
Indies, who lovo flowers, aro raisi
roses a.'d oilier plants for salo, ll
doubtless many others all through
South aro making a support from lai
I noticed in a bite paper tho adverb
mont of a lady in Virginia who baa Oj
for salo. I snpposo abo is somo onorgi
woman who has gono into thc poul
biiainoss. I know of a bright littlo <
man who engaged iu that laminosa
Mississippi somo years ago and did v
at it until a covetous bachelor in
noighliorhood persuaded hor to giv<
np to morry him. Let mo not l>o mu
stood as advising nil women who n
carn money to tarn farmers. Far fi
it. Those who havo not lovo and flti
for it will 1)0 very apt to fail, just
many mon who attempt it fad; but tl
who read "Farmer "Finch" in one of
year's Harper's have seen how ?ho i
eccded on tho fow acres when her father
hod fjiilcd, and HO I believe that ninny
women oro OK well suited for Ulis coiling
na tho majority of men who engage in it.
..For better," soya a liberal-minded
niau former in our midst? "Hbo is more
ofroid of debt. Hbo lias not the same
temptations to spend money outside of
honio. Sho is not so easily discouraged.
Slio bettor knows how to economize in
little things, and then you know when a
Woman wills sho Will." To these requi
site qualities wo must odd strength of
C-hnractor and love of home. Jf she have
all these, and feels that she would like to
try the farmer's life, thou lot her como
to our Southern land, if she so wills, and
buy only what she eau pay for. Far
better only livo acres all paid for, and
witJi something to improve it, thou two
hundred, with a debt banging over it.
Indeed, 1 om inclined to think the "lit
tle form well tilled" is tho right thing for
thc South ot present, especially for the i
woman fariner, who comes herc from
other sections. She moy not grow rich
08 fast os ber sister who goes West. In
deed, I doubt if she ever will bo rich, as
the world thinks of riches; but she may
know abundantly the true lifo of one's
own vine and fig tree, nuder softer skies
and o milder clime, where oil the rotes
Ol living are lower than North or West,
and she can have the comfort of near
neighbors, schools and churches. Uer
lifo will lie in quiet ways; but if she sot
tho example of a carefully managed busi
ness, a well-ordered home, o well-trained
family-if under her care neglected
fields be slowly changed to blooming
orchards, or fragrant clover lands, while
over ber home roses and vines clamber,
and ber bees drone, and her busy hens
sing through thc long summer days, she
moy well feel that sho is of use in her
day and generation ; as surely a public
benefactor as ho who makes two blades
of gross grow where only one grew be
fore, u.
Easton, ?Maryland.
(Orceavllla (Tomi.) Lotter io l'auburg Dlrptth.)
Wo walked along tho narrow sidewalk
and finally came to tho main street of
town. My guide pointed out some, relics
as WO passed along and we crossed the
straggling thoroughfare and descended
a gentle declivity, at tho foot of which
bobbled a little stream. Wo halted in
front of a little one-story house. A Vir
ginian creeper mingled its vivcd green
with tho mildewed white paint. Over
tho door my eyes saw a legend on an old
piece of pointless beard, which wes all
sprung-omi weather-beaten. Some strag
gling, old-style letters, scarcely dcciph- !
embie in their faded blackness, met my
go/.o. Only three words, but those three
words had once convulsed a hemisphere.
They were, an embodiment of possibili
ties; on epitome of the power of intel
lect over surroundings; n story of match
less powor, and a perishing record of
imperishable brilliancy. This simple |
legend was as follows: "A. Johnson,
Tho lettering is nido and was evident
ly dono in pay for a pair of jeans made
by the tailor- President for tho village
sign writer; indeed, tho village tradition
runs, to that effect. Here at that very
window tho humble tailor sot sewing.
when his townsmen came, in lS'J.S, to
apprise him that the signal honor of be
ing Alderman at Qrccuvillo had been
given to bim by his appreciative fellow -
citizens. No need to further trace tho ;
career of tho illustrious Andrew John- '?
son, seventeenth Prosidontof the United
Stoics. Tho old house is in good repair, ''
kept so by the .Mayor of tho city, and
the villagers have a thousand traditions ,
and anecdotes to relate about tho house
and its distinguished occupant, one of
whioll will serve to close with.
"MORO Oreen wuss a character round-,
about Greenville, en' wu/, notorious for,
owin' everv one of tho store folk on
Main street. Shiftless-that shiftless
that he'd tote bis old musket along Main
street, with his clothes falling often him !
en* never beering, Bah, so long as ho had
a drink in his gullet. Mose bcd a misci
ble old yaller dog which wu/.n't wuth
shootin* at. Wal, one day Mose WUZ I
powerful bard up fer some jean pants ;
en' ho traded ott' tito dog for three yohds
of cloth. How tu git them made, Mose
didn't kno', en' oz ho had no wooroin !
folk ho 'lowed he'd git Andy tu make
thou pants. Meanwhile thc yaller dog
bed gnawed the rope OZ he'd ben tied
with on' kim scooting back tu Mose.
"Mose wu/, in high gleo cn' 'lowed cf
he could get them pant? made by Audy
ez chea]) OZ ho got thc cloth he'd bo
powerful lucky. So he went down and
?ot Andy tu measure him for the pants,
tnt Andy knowed Mose and said c/. how
heM tu plank down in advance or there'd
be no pants. Andy talked so porlito
thot Mose ho thought OZ how he'd tnulc
thot dog agin. .Andy.'soz ho, 'there's
tho most powerful coon dog in the
keoiuity, en' of you'll du a good job on
them pouts I'll let you hcv him.' So
Audy lie buckled tu cn' mode a powerful
Ano poir uv pout?. Wal, sub, Mose thou
got intu thean ponto thou he whistled
thot mis'oblo purp owoy en' wu/, o poir
uv pouts ahead. Andy, though, he
ne su 11 seil mithin'. Twu/.n't his woy."
Home I'olUrnrM.
A boy who is polite to his father and
mother is likely to be polite to every ono
else. A boy lacking lxditcucss to Iiis
parents moy hove thc semblonco of
courtesy in socioty, but is never truly
polite in spirit, and is in donger, as ho
becomes familiar, of betraying his real
wont of courtesy. Wc ore oil in danger
of living too much for tho outside world
for the impression which wo moko in
socioty, coveting tho good opinions of
t hose who oro in o sense o part of our
selves, omi who will continue to sustain
and be interested in us, notwithstanding
these dofcot?* of tho deportment and
eleu acter. Wo soy to ovory boy and. to
ovory girl, cultivate tho habits of cour
tesy and propriety at homo-in tho sit
ting room and in tho kitchen-nnd you
will bo snro in othor places to deport
yonrsolf in a boooming and attractive
manner. When one has a pleasant smile
and a graceful demeanor, it is o satisfac
tion to know tin se aro not put on, but]
that they belong to tho character, and
aro manifest at all times and under all
Instead of "Much obliged," "Thanks."
or "Thanks awfully much." the Anglo
dudes irisait town now say "Beholden, or
"Very much beholden to you." It's the
latest, and quito catchlag.
VAUX t-'.-'.X.
Novelties In Hot?, and Odd \ <?? Becoming Bon?
nnta-Something \t-\v ?II Skirting, Bte?
New goods for early foll wear con
tinue to be displayed daily and prosont
a number of novel fabrics, sonic of wbiob
aro as brilliant in color shadings as the
richest tints.seen in tho autumnal foliage.
In all wool fid a ies many quiet, tones aro
shown, varying with stripes with dashes
of color. In Paris plaids and checks
promise to bo the latest choice to com
bino with plain materials, but here
stripes appear to bc thc most popular.
One striking feature in the fall modes is
tho extreme "mannishness" displayed in
the styles. This is not altogotlu r new,
but this season promises to bo carried to
a greater extreme than ever before. The
question of bcconiingUOS8 to the wearer
is not considered. Fashion is so potent
that then? is rarely any discrimination
exercised in thc choice of what to wear.
However, if tho style is antagonistic to a
refined and conservative taste, it ia a
trille modified if countenanced.
Au admixture of tints is to bo decided
ly fashionable this coming season. By
slow degrees the universal adoption of
black and dark tones is being j^iven up,
which has mude so many sociul gather
ings of late years so gloomy of aspect.
K.\e. lieut coloring is displayed in course
intoxicated basket cloths-black, white,
n d and brown intermixed-and in the
Alexandra cloths with boucle stripes
red, yellow, blue ?md red, Hooked. Other
woolens are in plain colors and also with
tufted stripes, which, placed horizontal
ly and perpendicularly, form a check.
Then there are cloths with spots botweon
tho stripes. Plain material cornea in thc
same shade to combine with these in
costumes. Zebra cloth is solid, plain
and striped in such mixtures as gray and
blue, blue brown and green. Parisian
fashions have always a cerhdn following,
so some tweeds havo been brought out
with large plaids of blue, brown and
Serge, which has hitherto been con
sidered a plain material, is now advanced
to n decorative fabric, with broad velvet
and chenille stripes. A very beautiful
cloth displayed is of a petunia shade,
willi a very broad stripe, quite a quarter
of a yard across, in plain and fancy frisso
velvet, showing convolvuluses in shades
of petunia (a red purple) with leaves
twining around stripes of a dark and
light tone. This material is vory costly,
and only appropriate for a handsome
carriage of visiting toilette.
li is always difficult to lind anything
new in skirting, but tito winter petticoats
wili be remarkable for their brilliant
coloring. The perpendicular stripes are
two inches wide, in red, yellow, black,
white and gray. Some ol these have a
bili' of hcrring-bono weaving beside each
?.tripe in yellow. ?Most luxurious are thc
cardinal satin petticoats, lined with flan
nel, with a very little eiderdown between
the two thicknesses, These are ex
quisitely quilted ill line diamonds with a
handsome border, the edge finished by a
pleating of satin.
Pure woolen fabrics in shades ol' leath
er and biscuit, with tiny spicks in a
darker color, form some of the prettiest
demi-saison co tunics; the skirt is pleated
in rather \sido box pleats, each ono orna
mented ?it the edge with an applique em
broidered design ol Indian or Persian
diameter. Tho costume is completed by
?i tunic and jacket, or by a polonaise
fastened diagonally from the left shoul
der under a band of applique embroide
ry, continued round thc right side, which
is draped like a rounded panier. The
left side forms a long tunic draped with
pleats under thc embroidered b;i.id
edging the right side, and failing in a
long point a little to the left of the
centre, and draped again far bock on thc
left hi]> under a bow of wide ribbon.
The back breadths form a pleated ?mil
puffed drapery, bordered down the sides
and ronna the edge with au embroidered
applique band.
Many novelties are daily appearing in
millinery, each now bonnet or hat being
more CCCClltrio than its predecessors, for
odd styles are certainly the most popular
at present. The latest Parisian novelty
is Hie "pine cone" hat, in perfect imita
tion of a gigantic fir cone. This hat is
always trimmed with ostricli plumes or
tulle of the hue of the pines. Many of
tho prettiest bonnots are composed of
crepo; even those intended for tlie win
ter season are composed of this fragile
material. Of course they have an inner
lining of thin silk and will bc reserved
more especially for evening, altcrnoon
teas and reception wear.
lied is a favorite color for everything.
lt lias been popular in Paris for thc past
six months and now promises to be
equally fashionable here. It requires
timo for Americans to become accus
tomed to decided novelties, but when
they do the extreme of using colors
promiHOUousiy is generally adopted and
this will likely provo tho case with the
bright color that is popular; beautiful
and stylish as it is if worn with discre
tion. A rod bonnet, made of crepe, has
a Haring brim standing up well above
tho face, witli a wreath of poppies be
neath it. Tito trimming upon tho out
side consist? of a ladder uv. one side mm le
of iicarl-edged ribbon.
Chonillo is applied in various ways.
Many wiro bonnets aro covered with
chenille of different colorings, twisted in
mid out, tho fronts pointed, tho backs
turned back. ;Astraehan bonnets arc
new and will bo in demand-not made
of fur, but of imitation woolen Astrachan
in all colorings. Thoso all havo tho
plain turn-back coronet. Tho great
novelty of tho moment is that bonnets
are modo of two colors. For oxnmplc, a
rod crown, with bluo sii>s and the
turncd-l>aok ooronot bluo. Tho color
ings in thia kind of bonnot aro princi
pally brown and green, brown and red,
brown and boigo. llorseshoo sunken
crowns aro, as for as can bo seen nt pros
ont, likely style of tho coming season.
Tho ribbon is folded and crossed over
this crown, coming forwnrd to form tho
strings. Many of the new felt hats have
high-pointed or square orowns bound
with volvot, a how tied in thc: front.
A novel bonnet is tnodo of gray vel
vet, of the Bbudo resembling au ole
pbont's fur; the crown ?S COVerod with
?Liver braid, gradually shading <>iv to tho
Miine coloring a? tko velvet; tho front
stands up very high, and is decorated
with a large hunch of pink azaleas,
strings of tulle tho same shade i s the
A stylish bonnet is made of black
beaded tulle, with very high coronet;
in front a high bow ol' red velvet, with a
largo bunch of red and black cl 1er ri OJ
and foliage falling over it; beaded tulle
strings, fastened with a handsome jot pin.
Steel, gold and black beads aro fash
ionable in fringes us well as embroidery;
gold beads especially are bl favor for
dresses and small vestments. One ,,f
these, of gray cloth, has tho (rollar cov
ered with a fringe? of line gold beads,
ami thc whole of the plastron is coven d
with gold-bead friugo, Head ombroidcry
is used for ovorythbig, tho plain and
colored bonds both being used, tho effect
in many and in tact most casca being
gorgeous. Passementerie corscli ts are
to he a feature ol' tia- coming season;
theso aro exquisitely beautiful, and cor
respondingly extravagant in prie'. I ; i l >
hons form un important part in trim
ming; bows aro used upon everything,
and an ontiro trimming six inches wide
is made to edge evening and dinner cos
tumes, formed of very narrow ribbon,
Uko a bobbin, loop upon loop, making n
thick mass. Rosettes are made of tin;
same ribbon, to correspond.
Hands of otambic, embroidered in
cross-stitch with silk, are employed in
trimming matinee and morning dresses
made of surah and foulard; revers col
lars and cull's are embroidered to corre
spond with tho bands and form a very
ptotty trimming. Lace of ntl kinds is
extensively used for trimming. Lace
embroidered with gold bullion is very
elegant to trim dinner and OVOIling
dresses of black lace, silk or satin. Vel
vets for trimming ure strewn with tiny
Howers in bright colors.
Galloons and braids of all kinds aro
the most fashionable trimmings. They
arc plain or heavily beaded. Complete
sets of tho beaded ornaments are made
to correspond for trimming panels, vi st.
cull's and collar. Thc weight of 801 IC of
these, if elaborate, is truly appalling.
Natural fir cones, very small, ave inti
duccd as pendants oil jot galloon; goal
is also used with jot. lt, however, must
bo of tho very finest quality, or it has a
common, tawdry appearance Fringe
of silver-gray seeds mixed with stool
beads and ornaments to correspond are
shown to use upon gray wraps. Tiloso
aro new, stylish and very expensive
Large steel, gold or jet balls aro worn on
tho ends of ribbon bows.
Wuedo gloves still continue fashiona
ble When will glace kid glove.-, return
to favor? Suede is vory well lor morn
ing wear, but certainly glace hid . inks
better for dressy costumes and evening
wear; but fashion is a stern autocrat and
must bo obeyed, so no chango is yet to
bc made. Thc tan color ol' thc kid is
yet tho first choice, but btaek and vari
ous shades, matching tho costume with
which it is to be worn, are shown Cor
those who prefer a match to ll contrast.
Four-button gloves aro tho length mot>t
used for general wear. For ev. liing tho
length of the gloves and number of but
tons is regulated by the purse of the
owner. There is a slight disposition to
usc some of thc palo tints so long dis
carded, as well as tho tan sliadi s. Stitch
ing black and colors is seen on many of
the new gloves.
A VVAH.M.VU TO ; l> I A I oil?..
The ejection of the sister, and grand- .
m ices of the late Mr. Tilden from ("nay- ?
stone by the executors of his peculiar
will is probably only tho l?- inning of a
long series of events bordering upon
scandal to result from that document.
While there can he nu doubt that tho
executors are wit bin their legal powora
and perhaps their legal duties in order
ing Mrs. Polton and children of that
lady's son to lind another placo of abode
on live days' notice, millier call there be
any doubt that in consideration ot' tho
tragic rotations of thc late Colonel Pi ttoil
to Mr. Tilden (which ure public and
notorious) such a collision i. one greatly
to bo deplored and should have been
avoided if possible.
The truth is, that Mr. Tildon's will
wa? tho crowning example of n procrasti
nation which always perplexed and of ton
alienated his associates, both in business
and in politics. He possessed a mind of
extraordinary ingenuity, capable of pro
found thought and intricate plotting,
but sadly lacking in executive determi
nation at critical uiomonts for notion,
He planned a b?n?ficient disposal of the
bulk of his great property for public
uses, but never was resolute enough to
put tho plan bim self into oporation, and
died shifting it to the discretion of three
gentlemen, whom he took especial pains
to fortify against own kindred, but took
no pains to constrain to carry out his
purpose at any definite time or in any
definite way.
Thc subject is a fair one for public,
comment and criticism, in consideration
of those uses declared in the will in
which the public has a distinct interest
to the amount of several million dollars,
although there may bo may bo no legal
means of enforcing that interest. lt
adds another to tho innumerable warn
ings to men of gnat property and
benevolent intentions to cfo their good
works "while it is yet day" and they em
themselves supervise tho execution of
their project?.-N. Y. Herald.
Killed ss the ISarlliqnakft.
Mr. (I. 11. Newcomb, an employee of thc
Northeastern Railroad Company, reports
that thc foliage on many of tho trees in the
neighborhood of Ten mile Hill has hoon
killed hy thc water which spouted up from
tho sand craters on tho night of the earth?
quake, lie examined thc country hume
(liately cast of the railroad track last Satur
(lay for a distance of about a half mile,
and found it badly torn up hy fissures.
Ono of thc rents serin to extend across the
whole area, liebig four feet wide In some
places and marked at bile vals hy holes
from w hich water had evidently spouted.
Thc foliage on ninny of tho young pine
trees in the neighborhood had been w ile d
and killed hy tho water.
A man may have no ear for music, ye*,
bavo a mind to play,
VI Illili OF A TIIOl K\XO I LU?.
Mir Unit, HM- Dumb ?ll?I UK- llrnl U lilli, Tnlk
mu] lli'ar.
A long iinc ol' people in thoir second
ohildhood mm many colored folks filed
through the cemetery at Greenville, N.
J., yesterday to tho "faith cure" comp
I meeting. The lanie, the deaf and the
biiiid, chronic paralytics and promiscu
ous invalids marched in thc grotesque
procession. The invalids were blithe,
! the paralytics capered nimbly along, guy
' enough to dance on the graves, the deaf
thought that thoyjconld bear thc crickets,
thc blind that they could see, and some
of tiie moro enthusiastic negroes iniag
ini <l Hint they could fly. livery ono in
tli. procession believed in miracles. All
bad come from various towns in Con
necticut, Pennsylvania, New York and
Ni av Jersey, and some had traveled near
ly Tit IO miles.
Tho eainj) meeting was held in the
grounds of the ".Mount Zion Sanctuary,"
an ordinary, two-story house, whose
outer willi;, are painted with scriptural
quotations mid ?entonces bearing on the
"faith cure." lt is claimed by the "faith
eme" pcoplo tliiit u woman of the name
ot' Antoinette Jackson Incl u direct revo
lution from God, und that sho is tho only
person in modern times and since thc
llobrow prophets who was ever in direct
Communication with the Creator.
Alu.Mt 500 pcoplo were crowded in the
tout yesterday afternoon when Mrs. An
toinette Jackson, :i very healthy looking
woman, opened the dovotions by saying
that she li:nl once bud curvature of the
spine and neuralgin of the brain. She
iiiid bu n heuled by faith, which also
cured lu ;- of ii desire to go to UK; opera.
She said that she bud given herself whol
ly to b e Lord, and it didn't make any
difference to her now whether she had a
new bonnet or not. At this reference a
colored man in the camp meeting cried:
I 'raise tho Cord."
"Banjo Hill" arose and declared that
iii'; entire family bud boon healed by the
lilith euro. One child that hud been
helpless w ith spinal disease for thirteen
years had been annointed and was now
id ?le to sid)) the rope. Another had been
cured of pneumonia and a third ol
malaria of four years' standing. As foi
himself, lie bad been cured of a dosin
for strong drink of eighteen years'stand
ing and ol' a desire for tobacco which had
run tor thirty years.
A middle-aged mun said that faitli bad
cured bim of playing pool. He used to
drink half a gallon ol' whiskey a tiny,
! Iiinl never oponed the covers of a
Cihle until he was .17 years old. A col
ored man got up and said that bo bad
i i euri il of chicken stealing und ol
hanging around watermelon patches,
Since ho bod been heuled by the "faith
cure" no turkeys hud ever got tangle
np in his clothes, and be bad never losi
bis way ami rim into a smoke bouse.
Another colored man testified that lu
couldn't bear a log born until bc cam?
to the camp meeting. Ile bad wrestlet
with the lumbago for years, und came t<
tiie Hrst meeting full of doubt und eov
ercd with plasters, Now ho no longo
needed any plasters und tho liunbagi
bad gono oil*. A fat and jolly womal
wlio would probably weigh 300 pound:
got up and said that . he used to he si
i :i sho couldn't walk, l'utting her ti ns
m tho "lilith eme" sho asked tim bon
lo take away SOUIO of her fut. Since tba
tin.e she h.u! lost thirty-live pounds
"Ilavcn'l we ,t r'gid to jump and liol
h r?" said she, bounding up from th
Moor; "if wo didn't tell tho way we fee
we i! bast asunder."
A woman lieutenant of tho Salvatioi
Vrnij -aid that she bad ruptured a lull
w hile speaking nt an open ail* meeting
'I hilt hui;.', had been wholly healed b
tia; "lilith euro," and Bbc could me
shout as well as when she was a scigean'
.Many devout people testified in a simp!
und sincere way that had been cured <
gravo bodily ills by tho faith cure, an
pointed to their friends und kindrc
present w ho had been unable to wal
until they bad been healed throng
No collection was taken up, but moi
of those present dropped coins into
box at tho d jor. "Kev." M. 1). Hoi
cox, au uno.damed preacher, who pr?
^nled over the camp meeting, invited a
present to join his new "church of tli
lirsl born ";ind to leave the Babylon <
the modern churches, if the hitter wool
not allow them to belong to thc tw
churches at the same timo.
A Poor KnriniT--. Il iy
Speaking of Kentucky elections son:
curious stories come lo me in regard t
tin linn. William Preston Taulbco,
member of the House w ho represents tl
mountainous regions of Kentucky d
scribed in Charles Egbert ('ruddock
novels. Tnulbcc is a long, lank, eada
crolls, smooth-faced, snllow-oomplexio
ed man, thirty live vears of agi;, ile h
black eyes, dark, hair, and sort of
frontier air about bim. He is a man
sume ability, and the Congression
Directory says that he prepared hinist
for ('? ingress by studying for the mini
try thr< O years and for tia; law thrco. 1
lins John D, White's old district, ai
whereas it is an opon socrot that Win
aid to buy bis district, Taulboo w
elected on the grounds that bc was
poor boy and a man of the people. It
said that he made bis poverty his pl
for election on tho stump, and tli
among the favorite sentences of 1
stump speeches to thc monntainoera wt
such as the following: "1 would hu
thc people of those mountains show t
world that a poor boy can go to Ct
gross. 1 would have tho nobility
Tronce, know it. 1 would lot tho (^yic
of England know it. Aye! T would
the monarchs of tho world know tl
down boro in Kentucky ono man is
good as another, and that a poor far
or's buy cnn be elected to ono of 1
highest offices in tho land," A good tl
of the electioneering in tho Kontnt
mountains is done by bilking at 1
crossroads and private oonvorsatio
R< ? i, eiitativo Taulbee, it is said, no
allowed an opportunity to puss of m
ing a vote or of impressing bis oonsti
ont? with the simplicity of his nat
land habit.-Washington Lotter to
Cleveland Loader.
Hero \a an old proverb set in a new tb
ll is a fashion these days to ndopt a mot
method of expression and hero is om
Ibo liest examples of it v/o have scon:
"When the Prince of Evil wns In
health he. vehemently desired to lw a 1
friar; but upon convalescence ho was hi
to remark that his pious aspirabais
fallon loto inocuous desuetude."
? - ; - "". !
Senator Blackburn Made o Mistake, bul Reell?
lied ll In Tillie.
(National Republican.)
No member ol' Congress of recont
yours was bettor known to tho gnllories
than Judge Poland, of Vermont. Tho
blue press coat with brass buttons which
ho wore made bim conspicuous among
Iiis colleagues. Ho is above tho avorago
stature; bis features are as clear cut as a
cameo, with an expression of severity
that milks bis humor and good naturo.
His general appearance, dignified bear
ing and correct manners convey the idea
that he is ono of tho most straitlaced of
men. Senator Blackburn tells a good
story that illustrates thc. manner of man
Judge Poland is. Poland and Block -
burn were members of tho House during
tile Forty-eighth Congress. Ono day
some friends of Blackburn while on tho
way to tin1 Congressional to obbiin liquid
refreshment mot the Kentucky member
as he was passing across tho hall of tho
House, and invited him to join thom.
"Wait a minute," said Blackburn, "un
til I speak to Judgo Poland, and I will
join you." "Bring tho Judge with you,"
said one of the party. "Judgo Poland
never drinks," raid Blackburn. At this
some of Iiis friends laughed, and ono ro
plicd, "You don't know tho man; ask
liim to join us." Blackburn repaired to
Polands scat, transacted his business
and then invited him to join thc party.
Poland accepted, much to tho surprise
and gratification of Blackburn, and as
they were proceeding to join tho party
who bad preceded them, Blackburn in
formed tho Judge of tho conversation
here related. Poland, without changing
bis countenance, suki: "I don't kuow
why you should entertain such an opin
ion of me, and yet I am not surprised,
as many men have heretofore acton upon
tho same belief, and in consequence of
this erroneous belief I have lost many
good drinks in my time." From tliat
timo forward Poland never missed a
drink when Blackburn and ho woro
where drinks could bo obbiincd.
Religious. Madness, nial Murder.
A painful case of religious madness
analogous to one that happened lust year
near Melbourne has just taken place in
in the Ilautes Alpes, near Briauoon.
Two sisters, named Marie and Catherine
( Magner, aged respectively 17 and 15,
iived there on thc kindest terms on a lit
tle property which they had inherited,
Tiley bad also a sum of lO.OOOf., wbicli
was well invested. They were botli
noted for their piety, and had a profound
belief in miracles and thc supernatural.
Lust Monday morning Cotkoriue told
Marie that she had bad a vision in tho
night in which God appeared to her and
demanded a proof of her obedience in
sacrificing ber sister. Morie lent herself
to this idea, which did not appear to hor
at all strange. Ho after devoutly bear
ing mass on Tuesday morning she carno
home to prepare herself to be a sacrifice.
Catherine got a sharp razor and out with
it into each of the arms in front of tho
elbow and into tho instep of each foot.
Tim victim kept repeating, "Jesus,
Marie, my kopo, my Saviour!" Cathe
rine then collected thc blood to dry it
and keep it as a relic. When Marie was
lifeless her sister dressed the corpso in
white ami went with thc will of tho de
funct to a notary, to whom she related
what she bad d< Hie. Sin: also said that in
obedience to God's command she hod
burned all thc debentures and scrip be
longing to her sister. Tho number of
these bad been, however, given to tho
notary by Marie. Catherine bas been
arrested, and will bo subjected to an ex
amination by doctors who make lunacy
a special study.-Paris Dispatch to tho
London Doily News.
ii no, it ?o.
Summer hos faded into tho irretrieva
ble, past, Hooted out of tho gates that
never will open for its return, go no with
its memories of blossom and bini, and
fragrant hedge and swaying vines-but
the scent of pennyroyal and tho rod
lump that marks w hero thc lost mosquito
stopped for refreshment still lingers
round tho sccno.
OFFICE-Flomlng's Corner, Northwest
side ol' Public Square.
LAURENS 0. H., S. C.
Ofllco over W. IL Garrett's Store.
Abbeville Lauron?.
LAUBKNS 0. H., 8. C.
C. H., S. 0.
ttir Office ovor otoro of W. L. BOYD. *
DrT W.lkX ?ALL,
Office days-Mondays and Tuesdays.
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