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Hi A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNE 10, 1880.
Tor larger a!verttsemeaU Uharal onntrMts WIS
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fiudnrM ntirf IrofeHionat Card.
E. C. HACKNEY,
Attorinty at Law,
A8BBORO, X. C.
Prtotioee in the Supreme and Fed end
Oovta of the State, and the Superior
Ooorta Chatham, Randolph aud G.iil-
ildiaooiate Counsel -Ool. James A.
Col. Graham will regularly attend tt:c
Superior Courts of Chatham County.
V Attention Riven to Collections in
til parts of the State.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at La w,
.llnrlng.vlllr, Chatham Co., . C.
jobh M. unniNa,
ALFRED A. MOBIXO,
MORINC & MORINC,
Attorneys t Ii . tr.
nntiiAM, . r.
All baiineu Intrusted to them will reoeive
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
MSrSpecial Attention Pnid tn
W. E. ASDKRSON.
P. A. WILEY,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
KAI.KIUII, T. '.
J.D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Qrooers, Commission Merchants and
. Prodnco Buyers,
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARDS INFALLIBLE WORLD RE
NOWNED Kf-MEDV FOR WOKMS
Is now for mle by W. 1.. London, io Pitti-boro'.
All those, who aio annoyed villi thoo Pests
are advised to call and gi t a package of this
valuable rnniedv. This compound in no hnni
bug, but & grand eneccH. One agent wanted
la every town in tl'.n State. For particulars.
ddiM. tn"insing S cent stamp. Ir. .1. M
HOWARD. Mt. Olive. Wavneconnty, N.C.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the beat maUriaia and fully warrant
ed, to be sold regardless of cost. 'Pat tmn ii
want will oonanlt their own interest by exnni
ioing our stock and prices before buying, ai
we are determined to aell, and have cut don
our priceH eo thoy cannot be met by any other
bouse in the Htate.
Also a full itock of.
Ilmitl I"iid llurnoKH
BEPAIIilN'O done at bottom prices, and In
Bend for prices and onts.
A. A. McKETHAS BON'S.
Fayetieville, N. C.
RVIiFJ(H. X. CAR.
r. n. CAMERON. rrrHUnt.
V. E. ANDERSON, Yi.t Vm.
W. 11. IIK'KS, Sfcy
The only Home Life Insurance Co. in
All Its ftwd loaned ont AT llOltl K, and
among our owo people. We do not send
North Carolina money abroad to build np oilier
Utntes. It is one of the most pui-ot-ssful rem
panics of Its age In the Uuitcd States. It n.
sots are amply sufficient. All loses paM
firomptly. Kllit thousand dollars paid in tin
ast two years to families iu thallium. It will
cost a man aged thirty years only live cents a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
HJA. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITTSBOKO', N. V.
NORTH CAKOLIN1ANS AND OTHERS!
Liquid Enamel Paint i
NEW JERSEY ENAMEL FAINT COUP ANY,
Has been aold in your Btate EIGHT TEARS Thousand ef gallons having bean disposed
e t. In ne case bas it failed to give satisfaction.
Tbe finest publio buildings in Baltimore are painted with this elegant Paint, among which ars
The Carrollton Hotel,
The New American Office,
The Armstrong, Cator & Go's Building,
The Hurst, Purnell & Co's Building,
The Trinity M. E. Church South.
And Mil! PRIVATE RESIDENCES 111 0?er the Country.
Mixed Ready for Use. Any One Can Apply It
Sample cards by mail on application.
C. F. KNIGHT, Solo General Agont
APiD MANUFACTURER OF
Roofing Paper, Building Paper & Roofing Cement,
No. 93 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Md.
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM?
Chapin's Farm Agency,
liALTDIGTI NT. O.
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN, Manager.
NORTH CAROLINA BRANCH OK GEOROE
H. CHAPIN'S FARM AGENCY,
Special attention given to the aalo of Sorth
Carolina Real Estate. No oharge made until
a sale is effected. All property placed in our
hands for sale will bo advertised in tlio popu
lar work, The South Illustrated, free of ex
pense. The Charleston Nows and Cmrior says:
'Everybody baa beard of Geo. 11. Chapin's
farm agency, and few aro unacquainted with
thesnoonss wtiioh has attended its operations.'
The New England Farmer says: 'Ooo. H.
Ohanin bas advertised bis farms to the amount
of (50,000 during the past year. We commend
him to onr readers. '
The Aiken, 8. 0., Review says: 'No one has
done more than Geo. 11. Chapio iu the cause
of Southern immigration. Our village ia
thronged with Northern people iu search of
Bouthern homes, and good ealoa aro being
made. The 'South Illustrated' is doing a great
work for us.'
The New York Tribune, the Boston Herald,
Journal,Traveler, Globe, and. Advertiser speak
in the highest terms of Crispin's Farm Agency.
N. B. SMALL FARMS (particularly) are
wanted at onoe.
Offloe Fisher Building,
RALKIGU, N. C.
T. H. BBI66S & SONS
n moos' neir .dino,
33. A. I. IS I O- H , 1ST. C.
WAUON A XII M'iUiY MATERIAL,
Stoves, Nails and Iron,
AND FISHING TACKLE.
Send for a Samplo Card of
"Town V- 0llltly'",
HKADY MIXKU TAINTS.
It is the Best.
We offer Heat (looils it Lowest Trices.
JACOB fl. AM.EN.
FltEP. A. WATSON.
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
ana manufacturers of
Sash, Doors. Blinds. Mould
and all kinds of Ornamental, Scroll and
Turned Work ; Window and Door Frames
made to Order. .
W Give ns a call before ordering.
Shops located on Harrington street,
where it crosses the Raleigh and Gaston
Tbe boats of the Eiprees Stoamboat Compa
ny will run as follows from the first of October
until further .. "ico:
Steamer D. MCRCIiloON, Capt. AlonzaOar
riiion. will leave Fayetteville every Tuesday
andFridav ut 8 o'clock A. M.. and Wilming
ton every 'Wednesday and Saturday at 2 o'clock
Btiamcr WAVE, Cant. W. A. Robeson, will
loavo Fayetteville on Mondays aud Thursdays
at H o'clock A. M. , and Wilmington on Tnes
day and Fridays at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with the Western Rtilroad at Fayetteville on
Wednesdays and Satnrdays.
J. &. ITI.r.f.4.WVA CO.
Agente at Fayetteville, N. 0.
At Home from Church.
T)m lilacs lift in generous bloom
Their plumes of dear old-fashonod dowers
Tueir fragrance fills the still old bonse
Where loft alone I oonnt the honrs.
High In the apple-trees the bees
Are bumming, bnsy In the sun
An idle robin cries for rain
But once or twice and then is dono.
The Sunday-morning qu et holds
In heavy slumber all the street.
While from the chnrch just out of sight
Behind the elms come slow and sweet
Tlio organ's drone, the voices faint
Tbs t sing tlio quaint long-meter hymn
I'somehow feel as if shnt ont
From some mysterious temple, dim.
Tbo day-dream fades snd so I try
Again to catch tbe time that brings
No thonght of torn pie nor of prieut,
But only of one voioo that rings,
"As You Sow, So Shall
iiv miss k. n. w., or baltimokb.
"Alma I Alma I yon will be true to
me ? Ton will wait until I return to
olaim you ? I will work eo hard that I
vill retnrn rich, and you shall have
everything heart can wish. Oh, my
darling ! be true, for if I shonld return
and find yon wedded to another I would
take my life, for I love you so, Alma,
my beautiful one, that the thought of
lofiing you drives me mad."
These words, fraught with intense
pain, and wild, passionate love, fell
from the lips of a young man as he half
knelt at tbe feet of a golden-haired,
brown-eyed girl, whose fair, mobile iaoe
was slightly pale and troubled as she
listened to his pnssionate pleading.
"Why, Ruport," she said, laying her
hand npon his thick, clustering curls,
"What pnt suoh a notion into your
head ? Have I not promised to be your
wife ? I love yon, Rupert, and yet you
"Yes, I know" aud ho caught her
hands fiercely in his "but you are so
beautiful, Alma, and richer suitors may
come and teach yon to forgot him who
loves you r,o madly. But forgive mo,
my darling," he cried suddenly, as ho
caw how pale and frightened she looked.
"I know 1 urn selfimb, but tbe thonght
of being separated from you for threo
Ling years half crazes mo with agony."
Ho clasped her iu his arms, looking
anxiously into her beautiful faca At
that moment the distant report of a gun
echoed through the wood Rtiport Lin
don started quickly. "There in the sig
nal to be on board. Oh, God I I must
leave you. My darling, my darling,
farewell may God keep you in His
holy care," Ho strained her to his
heart, pressiug kiss after kiss on her
lips, then put her from him nnd tnrned
nnickly awny. At the edge of the wood
ho turned and looked upon her as she
stood in the light of tho dying sun.
One last, lingering look and he was
gonegone, never more, perhaps, to
gnzo npon her he loved so madly.
Quo year has passed since Rupert
London bode farewell to the littlo vil
lage where hi, was born and went into
foroign lands to mako n fortune for his
aftianced bride. In her humble little
room Alma Clinton is pacing to and fro.
"Oh 1 I am so weary of this life," she
moaned; "this dreary life of poverty.
Oh I why did I ever promise Rupert
Landon to become his wife ? I do not
lovo him, thongh I thought I did; and
now I must spend the best years of my
life in waiting dreary, dreary waiting
for him who moy never be any richer
thau he is now. I will not do it I can
not do it . I will accept Herbert La
Troy, he is rich and he loves me pas
sionately, devotedly. I will become his
wife, I will be rich. Rupert will soon
Forget her ? Even as she spoke the
words his face rose before ber as she
had seen it last, white with anguish,
and again his words rang in her earn:
Oh I my darling, bo true to me, for if
I should return and find you wedded to
another I would take my own life." Her
face paled, and for a moment she waver
ed, bnt only for a moment; thon visions
of the bright futnre which would be
hers, surrounded by wealth aud luxnry,
banished from her memory all thought
of him laboring so hard in the distant
gold mines. Aud when the summer
roses bloBHomed Alma Clinton became
the wife of Herbert Li Troy, aud one
month later, far away in the gold mines
of California, when the ru le miners
went to awaken Rupert Loudon for the
day's work they found hire dead, shot
by his own hand, and upon the floor be
side him, stained with his life-blood,
whh a letter which told him she be
loved was false.
In a sumptuously furnished room,
adorned with all tbat money can buy,
reclining in an easy chair, is a lady a
middle-aged lady whose face still bears
the marks of great beauty. She wore a
wrapper of light gray, trimmed with
blue silk, aud her golden hair was
gathered uuder a litUo lace breakfast
cap. "Jlomrai, where are you i ami
the door was thrown qtn'nkly open, and
ayouuggirl bounded into the room.
She was verv beautiful and extremely
like the lady, althongh hor hair, falling
In ringlets to her waist, was jet black,
and her eyes n deep hnzle. A look of
pnssionate lovo crept to hor mother's
eyes, for cruel and hoartless as Alma
Li Troy had proved herfolf, she loved
her only child with all her life and soul.
From tho first time the baby lips mur
mured mamma she had worshipped it
with a wild, passionato love. Many a
time, as she gazed npon the beautiful
littlo face, and listeucd to the sweet
voice, a wild fear would take possession
of her as she thonght of tho life aud
sonl she had wrecked. "The sins of the
parents shall be visitod upon the chil
dren,'' and then sho would kneel and
pray, as she had never prayed for her
self: "Oh t God. sparo my innooent
child; kt Thy wrath fall npon my head,
but have mercy on my child." Ah ! Al
ma La Troy, did you havo any mercy
on him wl.o sleeps so far nway in a sui
cide's grave ?
Tho long years had passed away. To
day was Violi-t Li Troy's nineteenth
birthday, and there was a look of per
fect joy on hor fair faoo as she raised it
for her mother's kiss. "Aro you happy,
my dailing?" Alma asked, tenderly,
clasping her iu her arms. "Ob, yes,
mamma; 1 am so hoppy. To-night is
my ball, mamma," aud sho buried her
face on her mother's shoulder. "Mam
ma, Carroll has just left, and oh I ho
says ho loves me, and I ara so hoppy."
Mrs. La Troy raised tho girl's head
and looked keenly into the beautiful,
blushing face. There was a slight look
of pain about her month as she afked,
"Do you love him, dearest '" "Love
lihn, mamma," was tho passionato au-swi-r;
"I love him better than my life.
Without bis love I could not live." A
shudder shook Alma Li Troy's frame.
She had aeon that look upon another
face long years ago.
Very lovely Violet Li Troy looked in
her ball dress of pale pink satin, trim
med with lilies of the valley and rich
point lace. Sho stood in tho conserv
atory, under tho droopirjg lilies and
japonicas, the mellow light streaming
npon her fair, upturnelfaoo as she
gazed into tho eyes of a young man
standing by her side. "How beautiful
yon are, little Violot," ho said, taking
the small, jeweled baud, "aud how very
sorr7 I am that 1 must leave you."
"Leave me, Carroll," she cried;
"what do you mean?" He looked at her
quickly. ''Why, of course, I must go,
Violet. Did you not know that 1 am
engaged to be marrie l ?" "liogaged !"
broke from the girl's lips, while a hue,
like the pallor of death, settled npon
hor face. "Engaged to be mirricd !
Oh, my God ! you are jokina. Tell mo,
Carroll, tall mo yon are joking." "No,
Viokt, I am not joking," he answered,
his voico slightly trouble J, "I thought
yon know it."
'Eugogod engaged to bo married,
murmured the girl, a look of awful,
despairing anguish ou her face, "and
you told me yon loved mc you taught
me to love you."
"Why, of course I loved you, Violet;
who could help it ? you are so beautiful.
But I loved you as a brother might lovo
his sister. Ob, Violot, forgive mo"
for the wild agony of her face terrified
him. "Oh, I did not mean to do this.
Toll mo, Violet, you forgive me." Not
ono word issued from her pallid lips,
but with a low ory aho sauk at his feet
Three mouths later and Alma La Troy
kneels beside tho couch of her dying
chdd. A strervm of sunlight shines
through the window upon the beautiful,
marble-like fttce of the dying girl, aud
the dark eyes unclose and wnu ler to the
face of her mother. "Mamma," the
pale lips murmur, "do not grieve for
me, I want to die." "Violet, Violet,
my darling, my only one, do not die. I
cannot live without you. Oh, my God 1
my God I spare hor to me." Then, with
clasped hand, and her white, despairing
face raised to the bine sky, Alma Li
Troy uttered a wild prayer of entreaty
to tho God she had so grievonsly offend
ed a prayer that sent a thrill, half
pity, half fear, through the hearts of
tho listeners. But God turned a deaf
ear to her appeal, for as tho Inst wild
words died away a smile lighted np the
face of the dying, and stretching out
her arms towards the blue sky she sank
back on the pillow. "Mammal Papal
Carroll I It was all over. Violet was
dead. A low wail of heart broken an
guish echoed through that silent room :
"Oh, my God I sho is dead I My sin
has fallen npon ray iunocent child."
Yes, it was true. He who slept iu his
unknown grave, amid the wild flowers,
was At last avenged. What pleasure
would her riches bring her now ?
Would she not willingly exchange that
princely dwelling and retinue ot ser
vants for the hut of a bepgur to bring to
life again the beautiful form lying cold
iu death ? As Fhe had sown so she
Tlicrf wus nvMilly found in Truck e
Novnd i, :m r jtli" shell of whii'li was
pierced by a kernel d hurley. Ilnif the
kernel was iiish!e the shell iitnl h:ul
-pi'outed, :md a bi k ht yi'i'm bhuie nl
hurley lour in 'he-i Inn vras rowinc
from the hir ey 'vn. tin luv ikint a
M.;-i'.l i'icee from I hi si.W .( t !ie -he; , r(
iiimv.tive liil.e.W loot- nl tin- ii.iriey
-t ck were Piiiiil 1 ni'iin jr i't" the
hile n( till I'iltf
ItrlicnrMlng a ( hargini; ( liter.
A convspon I 'tit nl n French niiiitait
pnper n mnrks tlmt. while watching the
int ruction of the troops of I he n trrNon
of Sirashui'!.'. ho v:n par! iculiir.y s! nick
by the great tumble taken to make tin
men of an allacniiii party "hurrah"
vigorously ns they finally ru-hci for
ward to close anil cr.-"i bayonets wil h
the imaginary enemy. Even vlnti no
fault could found with Ih" manner in
which the atliu k had liei n rami d out,
troops were ortui niailr to repeat the
iiuiiii f.ver ov r ami over a-.'a'ii because
Ihcy failed lo shout with snllicii nt life
ami em r-'y :i they mad - their final rush
to "ic the defi iiilel's positaui.
The Austrian, the writer adds, use
ihe s imr cry as the l'l usqati', au ilu also
he Knirlis'ii. althoiuh by I'.imiishmen
ihe word is iliil'i ii-ntiy pronnum i d ; I u!
the French have no cli iraeterisiic cry
to .stimulate nnd excite tin ir soldiers at
cri lien', mm neat s Sunn-times th" French
troops as they char-red have shouted:
"Vive la Itoil" or" Vive I'llnip'Tcur!"
or "Vive ia 1'epubli'itH'!'' or "Vive la
France!'' and In the latest edition, ftlie
li 'id exercise hook of the French ainn
it is laid down that men as they chaiL'e
ue to s'lout "in avant!" In actual
pia"tiee, however, the troops ir-vi r
shout a i. ail when they chaise hoive in
their peace exercise, while the Germans,
bestowing inliaite pains upon Ihe pre
paration of tin ir men fur real warfare,
insist not only that the men should
shout , as laid down in their reitui.it ions,
hut that thi y should Miout vigorously,
-'-(;' Mull '(-, lie.
The Fenr or Fat.
Xo doubt it is uii;iica-:ili-. lo he exei's
sively 1m se, says the London l.wrt.
but the morbid dr ail of fit which ba
in recent years become fihii n hie ha
no foundation in physiological fact. Fat
answers t wo purpo.-i s : It a;-;s as a ii"n
roniiileliiiL' envelope fur the body, and
protects it from too rapid loss of heat,
and il s. rves as a store of fuel. In tin
rouvse of ex h-iu-.tiii'.' f!i -east's, i! pot tm
freiuenily happens that the life of a
path tit niey b prolonged until the re
serve of fit is r.hau-ted, and th"n he
rlir-s of ieanilion. Fals supply the
heating process en which vitality
mainly depends, la irr-'it excess it is
inconvi nietit ; but the external layings,
on-of fat is no ciilaiii measure of the
internal deveN pan of adipose tis-ue;
much li .-s does a tendency tn mow fat
inr-'.v. or even stt-g M.a toiiiLr.cy to
what N known as " i'.im .y i'.i -general ion.'
It is time to speak out on 'hi; point, as
the most ahsmd notions seem to prevail.
Aga!n, il. is not true that special forms
of food determine Int. That is en old'
and exploded notion. Some orginisins
make fat, lei them he fed ( n :h leanest
and scantiest and least saccharine de
scriptions of food; wl.ilc i-ihi'i'K will
no! be "tattennl," let them f eil on the
most " la'ti-niiig" of diets. Tiion:a'tc
is one in ivard to v hicb il is si:pre,n,
desirable and politic to he natural,
ndapt'iig tin; food taki n to the iv.triv
inents of health rat ler th'ti substance
Simple fn. id. sullieient cxen i-e and r- ,:
u'ar habits, wi'h modern! inn in the u-i
of stimulants, compose the maxim of a
safe and h aithv way- of 1 I'e.
The Art of Going Awny;
It has been said that one ot the most
important, social accomplishments is
that of ontcring a room gracefully ; but
to our minds that id" leaving one easily
and judiciously is to be preferred. It
is painful to see p.'ople anxious to beat
a retreat Irom a rail or a visit, and yet
apparent !y as unable to escape as rats
in si trap, nit hough nothing bars their
egress, and all persons concerned
would gladly dispense with their com
pany. The art of science of depart
tire, both f.Mm !. ics and p siiions,
is worth studying in grca' as wrH as
!ilt!e mat. eis. To umb r.-tand when to
bring lo an einl a morning call or a
public career re.!iiivs, in a lesser or
grmt'T dcgri e, the rxw ise of the
same faculty. Xo vi-r! r is likely to he
popular who has not the tact to ieavcat
the proper time a l.ou.-e at which he may
be staving. It is one of the greatest
merits of a luixci.-t to know when to
wind up bis story, and the orator who
can Mt down nt lie riuhi moment and
in the rijrht way. is master of :i good
half ol his art. l'cacheis sometimes
complain that their tTeatcst difficulty is
that ol conclud'iu their sermons, but in
tnis piili. u'ar i use t here is lilt le need
for the exercise of any special ingenu
ity, as an ahrupt and early ending is the
fault, ot all othi rs.. hieb is most readily
pardoned by ll.e'r hearers. .Vnr York
Arkansas or Arkansaw.
The true pronunciation of our State
is receiving that si rimis attention which
its impoi tame requires. A ,j"int com
mittee from the M -.eetlc and Historical
societies have had the mailer mnh r con
sideration, an i w i.l ! : "l I at IhcMav
meeting of the latl'i. While the pro
numiition a renting t !.c luidd !c sy lla
ble and sr.tin iing the final "s." bas the
sanction ol some polite usage, it is un
derstood that the committers are largely
and decidedly in I'.ivnr of ihe n initial
pro"U..-.-i itii'll ;.'ivr; h- th F.vnch. and
will report the pri nuie i itimi as neatly
chtcc'. which is in u-e tr the mass ol
old citi.ens, int the Italian sound ol
"a" in each syllalillc: the final "s" si
lent with a slight accent on the first lind
iast syiiabhs. The only objection t
what is eal.eil the vulgar prouuncir
lion is that Hie final is too broad.
It should be"s"a." with the sound id
"a" in l.-ithei ll 1.-to ho hoped that
soim-.i,-it led proiH.m ia'son wid be es
tablished wl ieli i( li o 'i-i :,. i -iroiy iii
t : i i I ly adopt a tiilr.g whi has
never j i neii done. i.i.i-- ! f .-( rjfc.
FOR THE FAIR SEX.
Summer Milks mil (jreiiariliies.
A New York fashion letter says : There
is a return this season to the plain taffetta
silks in liiiht clear shades of color, such
as iilae h ue, heliotrope. English violet,
ash grey, wood ami Ian, which were
fashionable ninny years ago, and in tbe
neutral tints made such niodist Quaker
suits with drawn. silk bonnets to match.
In tlfose days the finish to the costume
was a white crape shawl, which w:i,
considered the nc plus ultra of elegance,
trimmed richly with fringe and nich
ing or silk passementeries, with per
haps rice, amber, or clair rie Uim'i in
terniixed with the mesh. Knife plait
ing ol thesame is the favorite trimming
il l-these silks. som limes headed with
satin, but M'Miing is so n ally suitable
lor theiii as knife pl oti ig and 'pinked
out ni'hingol the silk, ar.d Uadcd
'rinire. handsome, hm in sm-ili -U-mtity
at'i! matching in e, 'or. 'Ibis sort i
trimming piMdii'es the flower effect
which are o pr.-t t y and is appropria'o
tot lie line i x ! lire of ihe ..i.k, wlihe thi
application fl :ii in mikes the dn.--iook
too heavv an 1 ilejn ives it ol its in
dividiiaiitv. Th- white ha 'ayi use which was (so
universal has beei: n placed largely, and
cspecjai'y with hL'h class moilistrs,
with line interior kniie pi.-iiting of silk
matching the dress. Walking costume.,
do not nied rilling up with still' white
plaiting, :i'nl th" uniform color and
riot cr material ,at the edge is considered
i,:ore elegant than ' h iHmsy eotlon lace,
which is so c i-:!y 'oiled and torn. The
fashion began with the combination
t iilils of black an I gold or red and
h ack si'in. and the high contrasting
color was not only used as a part of tbe
mounting and garniture, hut as a nar
now interior plait'-i :; at th" i dge of the
skii t, the color si-urcelj showing unless
the i dge tin lie ! over in walking. Tbe
effect was so -o d end so much more
sati'-taetory to the in ilorlty of we.irer.
than ill- tisu-i! white iiiusiin that it has
ban. a hi fore remarked, largely
abar.iioii d. Xo prettier or fresher
spring toilet can be conceived than n
pale woi il loin-id si k, complete, well
made and -e- nmpaliii d by a.-traw bou
rn t, with, p"i h i a smali straight cap
clown of the "ilk, nnd for trimming si
fu I wreath of whi'e ll.)wers or migno.
II-tie an i sear! of white I!ret"tl 1:U e
for .-triius. I.l ee all 1 heliotrope ale
sliii more .Ml Motive to some, hut r.l
course color is a matter of t.i te. The
point I want to itume-s is this, that dis
tinctiveness iu this siyie ol dress is lost
by combination. F.ve-ything h " com
bined," so thai all ilri ssi s look alike mid
character is lost.
There are plenty of hair-striped silks
and I here are the soil and useful I.oui.s
ines, but these have been used so much,
and mixturis of one kin i oranotlierare
so universal that the plain, clear, deli
rate coloi ingot the line sclf-eolon i1 siljvs
is a welcome change.
The lilac.; grenadine as su-di isa thing
cf the ast All grenadines now are lig
ureil or striped and combined witn satin
or satin ile Lyon. The usual mode is to
mount satin lloutu'cson a plain foulard,
or black French twilled skirt and drape
figured grenadine over it, i-iilier as trim
ming or polonaise finishing the latter
with satin collar (double collai) nn-.l
cull's or binds, and mounting unoti the
skirt. The French twill is a silk fin
ished cotton lining which costs abotii
the same :us si.esia. and h- ing white ,n
the underside docs not crock white
.-kirtsas other linings do.
liiaik grenadine dresses are not this
season Hie fashionable uniform thoy
were some years ago. The revival of
cuiors and the use of luended colors is
gradually retiring black to the back
ground, unless br'ghtcned and illumi
nated with jet. and imii h of this is in
tolerable in stimuli r.
Some very beautiful and costly grena
dine dresses, however, have been made
lately of rich figured grenadine with no
intermixture or combination except
lace and broad hands of line id, em
broidered closely and in fern and other
designs upon a black net foundation.
These dresses er" dciui-tiained, the
Iron ts shirred to the knee, where there
is perhaps an ascending scale of narrow
flounces. The sides are robed with jot,
the back is ilrain d in narrow irregular
foids. and there isa line interior plaiting
round the edge ot thesliilt of black satin.
I he plain coioreu Fundi buntings
that were so fashionable last summer
are hemming the popular costumes for
afternoons at homo and nt the watering
place resorts. The ne k fancy is to com
bine these v ith figured foulards, instead
of the heavy brocaded silks used with
Ihem last year. These are especially
pretty in the creamy white huntings
that are known also as nun's cloth, nnd
is riiigieuse veiling. White chaliis,
white mohair, caiucl's-hair, and t'huil
dali cloths are also used for sumnirr
! sses lor I lie country. Some of these
have the Tallicn ovcrskirt draped veiy
high on one side, or else opened its
whole ienglh to show the flounces of a
heliotrope or blu.- silk skirt beneath.
Casiimci-i s in t lie new heliotrope shades
in which a tray tinge prouiils, are hIso
in.ide up in conjunction with siimnii r
foul-inis; iiidi ed. this fa'n ic rivals the
brilliant red satin for illuminating
There is in Hart county. Ivy., what is
known as the "Sun-down spring." Tbe
water of this spring flows in-'ossantly
during the day in a stream the size of a
man's arm. but as the sun nenrs the
western horizon it grows perceptibly
less, makes a peculiar sound heard nt a
listaneeof fifty litt, nnd then, just to
the minute the sun se's, stops running.
This phenomenon occurs rbiily.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Can nny one improve his condition bj
whining? If not, wtiine not? Rome
The world owes us nil n living, but
she is just as bard to collect from as any
other debtor. rhihulclpHa Item.
Tiberius, the Roman emperor, left
1 1H,1JO,000, but Caligula spent it in less
than a year in .l'it.C(i0 suppers nnd the
The L is inn stock yards nt Chicago
occupy Xiit a errs of land, and will ac
comodate ni,niK) head ol live stock at
Tobacconists say it is injurious to
moke a cigar more than half its length.
It is, very in.jiiriou.i to the cigar trade
A man living at Riiuniersburg, Pa.
- the fither of thirty-lour children,
h i niy i l whom are living; nine were
burned to d -iith nl oue time.
It costs from !?1 to fiX.'ib to produce a
u-hetof wheat in England. In Min
nesota wheat bas been prodnced at a
eo.-t ot forty cents per bushel.
M. Gailiard, n Parisian, travels the
streets in nil weathers and seasons, list
less, having vowed never to put a hat on
until the commune was the recognized
government of the city.
A down-East c reus has a cannibal
among its attractions, but the foolish
reluctance of women to give up their
bahies.doprives him of many opportune
ics to show off. Chicago Times.
The skull of Confucius, captured with
ho loot at Pekin in 1"U stripped of the
?5.(Mn worth of jewels with which it
was decorated, seeks unsuccessfully for
i purchaser nt a London curiosity shop.
A scientist sns: The skulls of the
African negroes are dolichocephalic,
iiiesocepbalio, prognathous, plathrinc
, iid niesfiseme, while the Adaniese are
bnichyi ophalie, microcephalic, mosog
millions, tnesorine and meciuseme.
T'""-hundred and seventy-two rati
road trains arrive v.i 'ie--art at ';in
cag ' every twenty-four hours. Forty
four railroads have t ilices located in the
Hailstone ns l.it ge ss partride eggs
were piled into drills four feet deep at
IIillsb .ro, Ohio. The fl it roof of one
of tiie dwelling houses was perforated
a:u! riddled like a sieve.
"Mr. Smith, fuller wants to borrow
your paper. He only wants to read it."
" Well, go back and tell your father to
send mo his supper. Teli hi ml only
want to eat il?" Andr:in' Pazar.
During thunder-storm near Buenn
Vista lir liming struck a trie and killed
a rattlesnake that was crawling out at n
knot hole. The likeness of the snaue
was pictured in clear outline cn the
"Oh. I've -oen George," cried a little
"Sri st (Hi vol:, ml; " lie c:ri:e and leaned
over m-; at the phiii-'." Gem-go wn3 a
boy who had recently (lied. Tin
mother, hcirng the words, fell dead
fi mil he:i"t disease.
The Mo'Vraiiim society of Xcw York
oily report that they have distributed
.J.tUfi pledges tho past year, 4,100 of
which an- not to drink in business hours.
r.,611 not t-i drink nt nil, and W.K13 not
lo treat or be treated.
An Oshkosli (Wis.) match factory cut
up o inni ooo fi et of logs into matches,
and used j-S.hi.oOO worth of revenue
Mumps during If!. Besides it m mu
lacHired one-fourth of nil the merchant
work sash, blinds and doors medc in the
An examination bas been made (if the
original Heeiara'ion of Independence,
now .'Huong the archives of t he state de
iiiii itncul ;it Washington, nnd it is found
in such shape as to suggest that, unless
something is riom to restore it, it will
soon ho unintelligible
It is n well-i iitab:jhed fact Uii'A a
healthy man requires e.ln nt n pint of air
at a lircat h ; that be breathes about 1.0to
times -in 1 our, md that, as a matte r
Im voi d dispute, he romiiics about rifty
seven hogsheads of air in twenty-four
Juvenile Theology. Mother (at tea
table) : "Jack, who helped you to thoss
tarts?" Jack (aged seven) : "Thclxvrd."
Mother: "The Lord? Why, what do
you mean. Jack?" Jack: "Well, I
helped myself, 5ut father said yester
day that tbe Lord helps those who help
A letter feoin a Philadelphia eorr
fwnmlent describes an important scien
tific movement in that city, to discover
the causes of the increase of short-sightedness
among children. The investiga
tion, which is carried, on among the
school children, has already demon
strated its usefulness, and is likely to
produce important results. Not the
least of those is the probability that it
will show what methods in school work
are injiirii us to the rye, and thus bring
ii' out a change.
1 no Dukes of Bedford have converted
bat was an inland sea in winter and n
coxious swamp in summer, the wateis
x landing into meres swarming with
iis)i and screaming with wild fowl, by
ihe labors of successive generations of
engineers, into liSO.ono acres of the rich
est land in England, as much the pro
duct of art as the kingdom of Holland,
and, like it, preserved for human cul
ture and habitation solely by continu
ous watchfulness from day to duy. The
present duke is devoted to agricultural
pursuits, and lias placed one of his best
f rnis nt the disposal of the Royal Agri-
ultural society for experiments des
tined to improve tbo scientific knowb
f f of farmers all over the world.