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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
. L. THOSAS, IiiMUniT.
Pale Rleam the stars In the dark afcy,
The yellow moon hum,'" low;
Tliu little whiKj-toppud wavelets din
On fomn-jtfrt rock, and rippllnc flow
on into shlninc oo!h irljcr slow
The hllver vl twists to and fro;
And with a clang of wIiiijh on hljll
The wild Hwuab ntaward, Ay.
Thj fica'H Roftwash among the weed
Sway a hushfully away;
The wun blue heron wjhm and Hp'jeds
Illicit to this inland inanities gray,
Where hardly over wind breatlm fray
The brooding waters day by day;
And from yon ea marce of tall roeda
The loon hiti shy mate lead.
A fitful falling wind doth Htir,
And nob as weeping o'er
Some dep-diwn wave-worn sepulchre;
Till reaching the dim nilent htiore
JtM ntubic tnlnxleth witb the lore
Ity wuvt-H hung Hoftly evermore.
Ihithl all it tit ill save one laut whirr
Ol dovoM in j onder Jir.
" Good Worilt.
They are lounging about in the stores and
Thej'are telling old stories and whistling old
And the lookn of their clothes, which are
heed and thin,
Cleat I prove that they're partial to leisure
and uln ;
They are lounging about
And their elb'wn are out,
JJut for iiublie opinion they don't care a pin.
When tin, mercury mounts at th-. bidding ol
Then the loungers appear on the streets in a
For the hun has a charm for these indolent
As tuey ftnnd with their backs to a wall or a
And cmnplacentlv whittle
While tlwy argue a little
Just enough to exhibit their lack of good
They are looking for work 3 they say with
That In one part emotion, the balance "old
Hut their manner of looking we're bound to
AVhen wo recollect work is inquiring for
Should they meet face to face
What would then be the ca-e?
V.'hy, the former would dodge and go rapidly
stand in the sun and they think and
How delightful 'twould be if invited to drink.
And when supper time comes tliey partake ol
That a patient wife earns with her needle
And th'-y sighingly say
That they've hunted all day
For a Job, u& they luzily crawl Into bed.
Ah, tho lounger he loveth to lazl y lean
Oa some nice sumry corner lrom morning till
Though he'ri out at the elbows and down at
And his feiomachV a stranger to regular
He, much rather than toll.
Would bf boiled, sir. in oil,
Or be ground into powder by Juggernaut's
JIUS. STOUUUIO.VS DIAMOND.
Greta had seen her household gods
fall about her before she was able to
put pride into her pocket, where there
was plonty of room, and turn her hand
to the only work she understood. It
was some five years since she had be
gun to go out. by the day to make and
mend carpets, old and new, for ttie
housekeepers of Hampton. She had
plenty of employment now, some mon
ey in the bank, and a lover. She look
ed forward to the time, not so far oil',
when she should begin upon her own
ca-pets, when the money in the bank
would be drawn out lo buy the parlor
set aud tho household linen, pictures
and kuickknackcry, perhaps the wedding-gown
and bride-cake. She some
times diverted herself with these
thoughts while sewing up the tedious
seams of Mrs Cits h mere's Brussels, or
matching the faded figures in Parson
Necdy's three-ply, which had beon
patched and darned aud turned more
times than she had lingers and toes. It
used to amuse her sometimes to observe
that the drawing-room carpets finally
graduated in the attic, going through
the preparatory course in sitting-room,
dining-room, nursery anu parior-cnam-ber.
She had been working for Mrs.
Stoughton tor several days, when her
troubles began, and had gone home,
quite tired out with tho conflict over
that lady's chamber carpet, which had
seen its best days. She had been oblig
ed to rip and match figures aud insert
patches to deceive the very elect, and
at the end Mrs. Stoughton had told her
she would settle the bill when she
heard from her husband, who had gone
away on business and taken the key of
the money-drawer with him by mistake.
Greta shrewdly suspected that the
drawer was as empty as a drum, but
made no demur. She would oblige a
neighbor, and never remember it.
The following day she was engaged
at Dr. Cardamon's, when she heard
Fred rush in from school, and shout:
44 1 say ma, 's supper ready? Give
me a hunk of gingerbread, anyhow.
"Where's Greta Loiing? I want to ask
her if she's stole Miss Stoughton's dia
mond ont of her ring! Jack Stoughton
says his mother's going to haul Greta
over the coals. 1 don't believe a word
of it, and I want to ask her "
44llush, Fred, hush!" said Mrs.
Cardamon. 44 What do you mean?
Don't ask Greta any such silly ques
tion." 44 "Well, I don't want Jack Stoughton
saying things, and I'll just thrash him
44 Diamonds!" laughed Greta to her
self. 44 Who would susoect Mrs.Stousrh-
ton cf one?" Then she suddenly re
membered having picked a "ring off the
' floor of the chamber where she was
sewing at Mrs. Stoughton's a gold
ring in which a stone of good size had
no doubt once sparkled, and she had
dropped it on the mantel, and thought
no more abaut it. "Was that cavity go
ing to bear false witness against her?
"What nonsense! But that evening,
when she returned to her lodgings, she
f ouud a note awaiting her, which read :
44 If Miss Loring can give Mrs. Stough
ton any information about the diamond
missing from a ring left in the chamber
where Miss Loring: was at work, it "will
be gratefully received, and no mortify
ing disclosures made."
Poor Greta slept little that night.
How could any one susoect her of such
a dreadful thing? Where could the
diamond have gone? How could she
defend herself except by her word?
Ought she not to have been above sus
picion, like Cresar's wife? What had
she done to deserve it? In an angry
moment she returned this misjudged re
ply: "Mrs. Stoughton is at liberty to
mane wnatever mortifying disclosures
she may choose, but she must excuse
Miss Loring from rendering account of
a diamond of whose existence she was
ignorant." This naturally exasperated
Mrs. Stoughton, who flattered herself
that she had transacted the affair with
great, delicacy and decorum. She had
expected to bring Miss Loring to her
. feet, with contrite tears and confessions,
a id here was absolute defiance! Did
such a hussy deserve consideration at
her hands? And if Mrs. Stoughton was
more or less afraid to say her soul wm
her own before that impecunious other
half of herself, how much more was the
afraid to eaythat her diamond was no
longer hers! Accordingly she made
hane to put the matter into the hands
of the law and the mouths of the Hamp
ton gossips. Doubtless Greta would
have been lodged in j&il at this time had
not Mr. Grafton secretly espoused
her cause, while he undertook the
case Mrs. Stoughton had intrusted
to him. Mr. Grafton was a wealthy
bachelor, somewhat gray, and a good
deal bald; he had smiled upon Greta
more than once, without receiving any
answering smile; perhaps he thouzht
now that every thing arrives to him who
can afford to wait that this was his op
portunity. His housekeeper had once
engaged Greta to make carpets at Graf
ton PJacc, and he had taken pains to
show her over the house and grounds,
and had nearly snatched a kiss in the
shadow of the lindens, as he put her in
to hi3 carriage to send her home.
Greta had never worked there again ;
but perhaps she was too grateful at find
ing a friend at her side in such stormy
weather to refuse a favor from Mr.
Grafton, and perhaps she had forgotten
hii audacity. Yet in the midst of her
humiliations Greta remembered with a
heart-throb that she had a lover to come
to her rescue if she chose to call him
that she should not be dependent upon
Mr. Grafton's tender mercies after Ste
phen Sotherne had been notified of her
strait. At the same time, she felt disin
clined to break the bad news to him till
alter all was over. For how could it be
possible for an innocent person to suf
fer? But Greta was not a little stunned
one morning on receiving a letter in the
handwriting of her 44 true love," which
ran in this wie:
My Dkak Gkkta It is some time since I
had the pleasure of hearing from you, and it
has occurred to me to ask if tinin and
distance were not weakening our hold upon
each other; to wonder how long you would
continue to love a man whom you only saw
once or twice a year, since it seems to me
that owing to the had times our marriage is
as indefinitely postponed as the millennium.
Now, my dear girl, I do not wish to stand in
your light; if you were not engagrd to me,
some more eligible partner would seek you,
I fc 1 certain. Moreover, my health is pre
carious, and the doctors hove advised me to
try the air of California. It is a prescrip
tion more nauseous than drugs, since I must
leave you behind me; but I could not, in
honor, carry your promise with me for an
indefinite Hpaee of time for my own selfish
satixfaction merely. At the same time, be
lieve me, it is no c-ay thing for me to say
44 adieu" to the dearct girl in the world.
Sincerely, Stki'HKN' Sotheuxe.
To say that Greta was surprised would
be the same as if we should call un earth
quake " unpleasant." She was thunder
struck, overwhelmed, with just spirit
enough left to return Mr. Sotherne's
letters and presents by the next mail
without a word.
44 fle has heard all about the diamond,
and believes it," she thought. It would
be a comfortable arrangement if one
could cease to love the instant a lover
proves unworthy, but hearts are not
fashioned after that manner. When
every thought and motive of one's life
is woven up with those of another, one
can not unravel the tangled web all at
once. 44 Another such shock will send
me to the insane asylum," sighed Greta.
But there was another yet in store for
her. Mr. Grafton had taken to drop
ping in upon her after her day's work.
One evening he said :
44 Miss Greta, what if you should be
found guilty of this this "
Tt" thv should find ma PTliltv!
How can they find an innocent person
guilty? If 1 took the diamond, where
Mr. Grafton smiled indulgently.
44 People have been imprisoned, brand
ed, exiled, hanged, and quartered for
sins thoy never committed. If you were
guilty, you would be more likely to es
cape; you would have laid your plans."
Greta gave an involuntary sob ; the
tears shone in her eyes. 44 And thorc is
no one to help me," she grasped, think
ing aloud, rather than speaking to Mr.
44 Yes, yes, there is some one ready
to help you, Greta," said that gentle
man ; ,4 1 will help you, if you wul only
give me the right," he petitioned.
44 You, Mr. Grafton ? What right can
I give you? 1 don't understand."
44 If you were my promised wife
Ah! my dear Miss Greta, don't turn
away your head disdainfully; hear me
out. Mr. Stoughton is under some ob
ligation tome; if you were niy prom
ised wife, I could write him. There
would bono more ta'd about the miss
ing diamond ; it would be accounted for
in some natural manner. You would
be no longer suspected. No one could
suspect the woman whom Thomas Graf
ton delighted to honor."
44 You vou are very kind. I thank
you ; but I do not love you, Mr. Graf
ton." 44 1 don't ask you to love me. Of
course you don't; the idea has never,
perhaps, entered your head before. I
only beg that you will marry me. Love
will come sooner or later, as I deserve
it at your hands. And, my dear Greta,
what better can you do ? Who will give
vou employment, with this blight upon
you? How will you earn your daily
44 1 don't know," returned Greta;
44 how shall I, indeed? But, all the same,
it would be contemptible to reward your
unselfishness by merely marrjing you
lor a home."
41 Only agree to marry me, and I will
not quarrel with the motives," he im
plored. w hat coma tireta ao t tier lover naa
deserted her; her good name was tar
nished. Without home, friends, or
work, was it not the height of folly to
refu-e such a way of escape? And yet,
hnw could she love him? But mio-ht
not one survive the luxury of loving?
Gome wealth, ease, and position; van
ish all illusions that make life sweet
She begged a fortnight for considera
tion: something might turn up to her
advantage the diamond, for in
stance. Bat the fortnight passed,
a3 fortnights will; nothing happened,
except that Mr. Grafton, feeling confi
dence in the woman who hesitates, re
furnished his parlor in blue satin and
pale gold, fitted up an apartment for
his wife's boudoir like a suburb of fairy
land, bespoke the parson, the ring, and
44 Do tell!" said one gossip to anoth
er; 4 Greta Loring's going to step into
clover, and no mistake."
44 It's a powerful change far her. I
hear Mr. Grafton's always had a hanker
ing for her. He told Mr. Jobson any
man could marry any woman he set his
heart upon, if he'd only work hard
enough, and wait like a spider in his
I guess he got Greta for the asking,
44Idunno; there was that Sotherne
who was sweet on ner."
44 1 reckon that's blown over only a
young man's pastime. Pm surprised
at Tom Grafton, though, with all his airs
and frills, with his family tree and his
.t nf inm. and hi ancestors and hi I
money. How does he get over that lit- Mrs. Stonghtoe. It wan I who, was nag
tie affair of Mr. Stoughton's diamond? j some ready taoacy for burincM perpo
t -. fc rrnects folks to fiill hi i e. abstracted the diamoad frota mr
:f nA 1r no niifiatiaru!- once she's a !
44 Law! it's the way of the world: a
pretty face make a man forget Ires-'
paases and get rid of hi judgment. It'
no ue quarreling with such things at
our age. Greta'll make a fine Jady,
and I mean to pay my repeets at Graf-'
tnn PIsee dirccllv: I'm iust crazv to
see how I'd look ia the blue satin par- ;
And all this time Greta had not even
consented. It is true, wealth and com-
fort are alluring. She bad told herself
that Providence would prvide, and bow
could she know but this was the '
very provision made for her? .
It would be delightful, no
doubt, to enjoy mch an establish
ment as Graften Place. She remem
bered what virions of romance had ac
companied when she had ramb ed
through the quaint old-fashioned man
sion, which miirht easilv boast a haunt-
ed chamber; through the halls with the
"dim religious light" filling from paint- Hasty stove-pipes can be much im
ed window.-; gazed at the portraits of ! provCj m appearance by simply rub
the duity Graftons; pushed aside the j-n tbem over wjth a bit of woolen
brocade hangings; drank from the chi- ; aiti moktened with kerosene oil. This
na that had outlived generation. She guoui(i be done of courec when there is
recalled the great mirrors that lined the ; n0 gre jn tne gU,V0 on account of the
walh, the silver epergnc upon the side- i eipi03jve character of tho kerosene,
board heaped with fruit, the flashing i r , . . ..
ivory of the piano, and theodorof the' -Inkstains TOlto "';. ""
hot-kmse flowers. And it might all be , removed by washing in salt water r Wj
. . i -!.. i,., .nw. ur, n wet thev can be tatcen out with vinegar
Ed Kho mSit w'r her VdVotrnd !
laces wun any lauy lumejanu, unvc in : ,. , . , i : ai
her satin lined carVia2e, and haveser.-- employed brfon the fabric washed
ants under her, and all that heart could , with soap, or even wet with water,
desire. All? Yes, all but self-approval, , A pinch of s< and a small piece of
love.and Stephen Sotherne. Still, let her sperm about as large as a hazel-nut
answer 44 No," aud Stephen and love ( more or less according to the quantity
would still be lacking, and hardship, of starch added to boiling starch irn
want, and public disapproval be super- proves it much, especially when it is
added. ' designed for shirt-bosoms. The salt
44 The miserable little thief!" thought : keeps the irons from sticking and the
the exasperated Mrs. Stoughton. 44 She J sperm imparts a gloss,
has played her cards to perection, coz- j moth-destroying tincture is made
cning that old fellow into marrying her. j follows: 1 ounce of gum champor,
No doubt he'll rue tho day, and serve anj i ounce powdered shell of red pep
him right." per arc macerated in 8 ounces of strong
In the meantime, as Greta had cot j uicohol for 7 days and then strained,
given him a refusal, Mr. Grafton chose yjth this tincture the furs or cloths are
to consider himself accepted. He con- sprinkled over and rolled up in sheet,
suited her about the wedding journey, 'xh,s remedy ii used in Russia under
about the new servants to be engaged, j name of "Chinese tincture for
as if the marriage was a matterofcour.se. ( moth3," and is found very effective.
Mia flcouiesceu in nis suirtesuuns. uui
she had no choice to make: she was
drifting with the stream, not rowing
hard against it; she was making believe
that she could love him by-and-by; his
attention, his consideration for one so
forlorn, his generosity, touched her;
that was all.
One day Mrs. Stoughton's husband
returned homo. It would seem as if no
event could have less effect upon Greta's
fortunes. She watched him walking by,
and wondered if Mrs. Stoughton was
glad to see him.
44 Any news in Hampton ?" he asked,
at his dinner-table.
44 News enough. Mr. Grafton is go
ing to be married," returned his wife.
44 That reminds me I must see Graf
ton directly. Married, eh? Well, he's
old enough. Who's the bride elect?"
44 That little hussy, Greta Loring."
"Softly, softly, my dear i it sounds
" envious of that little thief!"
44 Thief? What has Greta- stolen
old Grafton's heart? Nobody knew he
had one before. Perhaps she has only
developed a latent organ in him."
"Oh, Herbert, I a? so sorry to tell
you I never could make up my mind
to write it; but she was at work here
Greta Loring by-the-way, I haven't
paid her yet and and my diamond
ring was in the same room, and it's
there yet, only the diamond's gone.
Nobody else had boen in the houo.
What could I think? Of course she
stole it, though she brazens it out as she
Mr. Stoughton turned ash-color, laid
down his fork, and stared at his wife.
"And you accused her of stealing the
"I wrote to her very kindly and Con
siderately. She replied in a high and
mighty tone, which was simply insult
ing. I put the case into Mr. Grafton's
"Into Grafton's hands! Well, and
what did he say about it?"
"Say! Why, he's going to marry
"Looks as if you'd win your case,"
laughed Mr. Stoughton, uneasily.
44 And so Greta is going to marry the
old fox. A pretty kettle of fish ! My
dear, I really wish you had notified me
of your loss."
He took up his hat and went out
irrimly. He had a very disagreeable
duty to perform, and he wanted it over
I with; it had spoiled his dinner, and
that was enough. He knocked at Gre
"The diamond again," she thought.
After all," he cogitated, " why not
let well enough enough alone? Perhaps
she loves the fellow."
Greta bore herself like one with good
news; a tender color trembled on her
cheek, a sort of suppressed joy shone in
her eyes. An open letter lay before her,
and Mr. Grafton sat in her easy-chair.
Mrs. Stoughton, watching from her
window, wondered what under the sun
Herbert could have to say that would
take so long, and hoped he was giving
Greta a piece of his mind, but grew all
the more bewildered when he and Mr.
Grafton came out together and separated
without a word.
'I guess her cake is dough," shecon-
When Greta was left once more alone,
she turned to her open letter, written in
a strange hand:
Whet does this mean, my dearest Greta?
I sometimes think Pm not quite sane yet,
and it's all a fiction of my disturbed brain.
Here I was, lust picking up from a fever, in
a ftrange city, when I received all my old let
ters and keepsakes from mv sweetheart,and
not a word of explanation. It was like a
bomb-shell. I was out ol my head lor a
month afterward, and small wonder. Greta,
I love you loye you; so much love was
never meant to be wasted. The hospital
nurse kindly writes this for me, since I can
only swear that I am still, and ever ill bej
your devoted lover,
Mr. Stoughton looked very sober
when he sat down to his tea table that
44 I'm dying to know whtt Miss Greta
had to say for herself," remarked his
The stronger vessel smiled. 4 Your
tea, my dear, resembles the church of
Laodicea it is neither hot nor cold "
It imitcwl for -vrrn Inner fJnrrnerVi in I
cool. I wonder you didn't see that you
were de irop at Miss Loring's.'
I think maybe Grafton found me
d&lrop. In the mean time, -my love, I
am happy to restore, your diamond,"
and he passed a tiny box across the
4 Then she has confessed?" sparkled
44 You jump at conclusions. "Women
are fond of such gymnastic exercises, I
hear. No ; the confession comes from
rinfr. ted Dawned it to Mr. Grahoa.
ilUL V fVMW "- -- - -.-
"c advanced a conMoerawe ram upon
it, and I never meant you thculd know
till I had redeemed it perhapf not then.
After all, perfect confidence U the onlr
safe thing between you and me, I find,
Now wo murt go and beg Greta's par-,
44 Tha blue satin parlor is a mistake,
ai well a the boudoir; he will remain a
44 How how doe he explain him
self?" 44 All's fair in love and war, even
forecrv, is his crocd."
! "Then Greta will return to her car-
; 4t Not if Stephen Sotherne can help
! it." Harper's liaxar.
HISTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
Borax is preservative of fresh meat,
!iL. 1 mot . !w t.tt inn
either dry or in solution.
hnt fithnr oi tnee motnous iuui uc
Herald of Health that all painted inside-
woodwork should be kept covered with
a coat of varni-h to render any deleten-,
ous ingredient ot the puint harmless
and the cleaninir more easy; also, that
, if you will paper the walls, paper of the
smoothest surface is much to be prefer-
rd, as it will collect, absorb and retain
less dn-a than if rouch. ,
-Small holes in white walls can be
easily closed without the assistance of
tlia nmenn hr tL-inrr nilAi TlrtrtSOf nlaS- I
ter of pari and the white sand used u
quanity should be prepared at a time.
To stam floors in oat or wainui ,
colors, put 1 ounce Vandyke brown in I
:i O A.nnr vvAoolor'll O Till 9 IminiD I
oil. 3 ounces pearlash and
dracoon's blood into an
.n. .n.M thA mivi urn i nnurr nr
boilinj: water; stir with a woodeH ladle
I IX .
LJUL1 . 1IUL11 JU IUQ 1UIAIUIU Mii v v.
or piece of wood ; smooth the lloor; tut ,
tout humble t errant. am the culprit,
up tho cracks with plaster of I ans; then I piad flounce that shows tho satin be
take a stiff brush, dip it in the stain and tween eacn pait. Blue or brown satin
rub this in well. The brush should be with poika d0ts is most used on tan,
rubbed lengthwise of the boards.doinga wnjte) an(j cream-colored buntings; the
small portion at a time. By rubbing in navv bjue bunting has lost favor. 0;h
one place more than another an appear- org Qj wnite bunting have tho gay hand
ance of oak or walnut is more apparent. kerchief plaids for trimming, especially
When dry, size the floor with glue siz-
inr. urusninir it in not. nruuu tms is
dry the boards should be sandpapered
smooth aqd varnished with hard brown
FOIl THE TABLE.
Cheese Toast: Toast stale bread cut
in thin slices a fine brown, pour over it
boiling water, drawing off again as
quickly as possible, butter well, sand
wich with toasted cheese and serve hot.
Rice Fritters: 2 cups of boiled rice
made into a batter as thick a can ba
stirred with rolled bread or cracker
crumbs, mashed potatoes, of each 1
cup, salt and pepper at pleasure, 1 tea-1
spoonful of soda dissolved in sweet
ni'uk, and sweet milk and flour to form
the dough; drop into boiling hot butter,
and cook for 5 minutes.
Ezg Salad : 2 large heads of lettuce
coarsely minced, with 8 hard-boiled
eggs, a small teacupful of rich, sweet
cream, or 2 tablespoonful3 of 44 salad
oil," vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt
to taste. "When lettuce can not be ob-
tained, part of a small head of cabbage
maybe substituted, but this must be
shaved with a sharp knife, not minced,
..winnsn.. wl.. r,Pl. and
cut into slices 6 fine larze onions, and
put into a stew-pan witn i quan, oi com
water and small
alt teaspooniui ot soua;
wnen ine water comes w, B uou, puu.
off and set the onions back over the fire
with 1 cup of boiling water, li cups of
sweet milk, lanre tablespoonful of but
ter, i teaspsonful of sugar, season to
taste and boil half an hour.
Fried and Broiled Mash: Mash
to broil cr fry should be made as fol
lows : Into boiling water that has been
sufficiently salted, should be sifted In
dian meal the coarser the better as
thick as can be conveniently stirred,
and boiled for an hour, .stirring all the
while ie3t it burn. When
cooked, pour into deep pans
when entirely cool, cut in slices an inch
thick and fry in bulter. The butter
mu3t be very hot before laying in the
mush; sprinkle slightly with salt and
pepper and fry a dark- brown.
Sponge Cakes : Use 1 cupful of scg-
ar. 1 of flour, and 3 ecrzs. Beat the I
egg3 to a froth, then add tbe sugar, and
beat until it is dissolved : then add the
flour, stirring it in round and round very
gently and quietly, so that the foaming
mass may not be made solid. Bake in
a small flat tin, in a very quick oven.
Old housekeepers used to tell us we
ouseseepers usea to ten us we
lot step heavily when sponge cake
the oven, lse it would tall. I
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do not find it ss hard to bake as that.
lot una it S3 nam to oase u ioat,
toe b one tkb .certain, the cook
must know her oven, for you must not ; cc-u rJi zzZT . ' -
mnr.a u ,v ntfiu ;Jt,mw A canned corn, tomatoes, or in fact an
To CJook Asparagus : Usual receipts
for cooking asparagus state that half an ihe n- or bgy done,
hour is necessary. 20 minutes is i ad- -mcll && parley or sam
ficient. It is too delicate a vegetable to gjorTt Md g;ir into tbe whole a
be overboiled, for all- the flavor is wast- mle of oae heaping tablespoon
edthen. Clean the stalks of grit, wash ' floar sxeet gt enough to
in cold water, and be sure to tie up the form batter or better still, make tie
asparagus in bundles of 15 or 20 when t thick enouzh -to drop from tie
y0UPi0iibr-T1-m- v-lJ0" 7ooa J dumplings.
on the full,bofl, in which there should j r J ," , "
be a sood tablespoonful of salt; cook 20 " " "
minutes outside; drain thoroughlv, I Crockery with gilt bands or flowers
steaming them slightly when they are 'should not be wiped. It should be waih
cooked. Serve on toast, with asauce quickly, rinsed and drained until
of melted butter. Asparagus boiled , dry.
plain and eaten cold, with a plain oil
and vinegar dressing, is excellent.
Coifforee mala low.
Bella are agaia Is faasio.
Larre boaaeta do sot take.
Plaited kiru are very popular
Shoalder capea are recy fabkxa-
Clinging dreae already
Plain akiru without connect
coming in rogue.
fabrics make up well
plaited kilt akirts
c- tt uj kv. .Vrt
without neei. .
Short basque are de riguettr
Paniers grow larger and rise higher
around the hips.
Elbow aleeres are to be worn again
; for atreet costume.
. Black Bruascla net bonnets bid fair ,
' to be very fashionable. j
, Traveling dresses are made with no '
trimming, or very little. j
- ...!. m st tni
iew iicipitqmaa aau """"
of striped mumaoy cloth.
Plain skirts, as yet, are worn only
by very fashionable women.
Children's garment hare large
square pockets back of the hips.
Small boys and pirn drcs precisely
alike except in the bonnet or hat.
The use of elbow alcoves has rcriv
ed that of black velvet bands for brace
lets. Plain, short, round skirts are faced
at the bottom, not bound or edged with
Young girh just entering their
tcons are given dresses very like their
Pinafore suits for girls of lrom 4 to
10 appear among novelty costumes for
Gflbricllea fastening in front with a
double row of buttons, and trimmed
with tlounco3 at the bottom, are worn
by both boys and girls under 5 years of
A pretty belt is formod by a wide
watcved ribbon passed around the waist,
with one verv lonir flat loop and two
longer ends haugiug directly down the j
Changeable ribbons, blue with
gold, greeu with cream color, rose with i
1.1.. r. onrl ti.ln nnarunlr Mnil Hint" With '
emjarme blue are among tho milh-,
materials in use for untrimmod
k "". . . e0rdutiv plain
, ,," .trTpVd S
B"u . ' ... .. . , . tn
stnPa Sl1 ,
. a preu vi 4 t nrln r
of IngKfd mul1 mha TAV'
decorations Df pale blue and rose-colotL
ed gaUu ribbcm -n j nnd ""
8' . .. . f m.teriai cb
o0 of bunU trimmed whff
poika.dottcd satin of contrasting color
TO neatly in
.& . -
lavor witti young lauics
They are made with
i.,annn .n.j nvpr-RVirt.nsnjLllvs.ndnla.it-
- .M7M.W V... w . -. -- J ,
. .. . ... i i.? .
ed kilt. The overskirt has plaitings
down tho front and sides, if the skirt is
no k;it. and is trimmed with a box
-m red and yen0w, and bows of old gjld
and cardinal satin ribbon, lhe more
expensive French buntings have a kilt
skirt and a bouffant apron overskirt
that is caught up very high on tho sides
by lengthwise shirring. Others hive
the apron of the bunting made like a
scarf, with selvedge across the bottom
merely turned up and hemmed by blind
stitches. Machine stitching is rather
heavy for this light wool goods. Wa
tered silk, shirred damasse silk for
bosom drapery, belts and sashes, and
much polka-dotted satin are ued for
trimming these soft graceful fabrics.
The nearer summer approachos the
' greater the variety of hats and bonnets,
( an(j very pretty and picturesque they
are. A bonnet or a hat well chosen,
gives, at the present time, character to
i the whole toilet. Tho chip still retains
its position as the populardress bonnet,
but tho style par excellence is doubtless
the leghorn, and the most distinguished
imported model we have seen has a
large crown, wide indented brim,
lined with gold-colored satin, and an
j exterior trimming of gold-colored satin
ribbon and red feathers. An imported
chip of the wme shape showed a lining
of black velvet, and very effective orna-
r Ti u r itiiiibti - l
mentntinn rnmtXMed of white OS inch
. . thfin. laiteJ Brcton lac8 sm1o0d
, ,nnhf .nd string, and fasten-
, - buckles horseshoe Ehape,
. rtvl !i .u 5 I
and high upon one side of the crown a
beautiful group ox SKeieiouizea leaves in
crape, delicately shaded. The summer
j straws, and chips, and Tuscans, with
wide, flexible, or turn-up brims are in-
I numerable; the newest are the satiny
braids, a sort of apotheosis in appear-
l ance of the Florida straws, but as greatly
improved in shape as in the preparation
of the fiber. The flowers were never
more perfect than this season, and
thnTih French milliners are ant to en-
conTz the use of feathers, yet popular
t-afj. rint not confirm their choice.
Plaited Breton lace, paste ornaments,
and flowers in profusion, are the features
0f bonnet trimmings of the season,
Bread Soup: Take a-large coffee-
cup ol stale Dreaa-crumos ronea as
finely as possible and having ready in
a skillet 4 tablespoonfuls of boiling
butter, throw in the crumb3 and fry as
thoroughly brown as possible without
burning; this accomplished, fill tbe
skillet two-tniros inn oi Daiung wavier,
and then add 2 orS medium-sized pta-
- --,t0 o -,;
. P1 "2 ToV
i of onions, a handful oi
fine, a couple
onions, a nanuiui oi nee, oaney,
, -,- , - .,--i - . t;tT
I J - S5S?4Laif
MonT7rticle to predominate; boil
Umbrellas are now made of paper,
T2 rae tat C&Hft ? I m
j tslTcJy 4rit by ySda, h b
cjuwj cf it pjt 4 trrwkjwi w J
i kaJi. la th sBsfrtr vt C?i
i ? Tr-Trta)" oB U c4 lra4
' units" fi, c4 X c&rv I takt So
artnd an cxcea of Ow e4 ssy
cm-t bels w4 to take p or fe-
trills th oil Tt cp, UxTKJoTr, b
j mild aad erstl, aad exs W u3 tm ir
i rltatcd fzri yct r wwj4. whnr eoa
man -arpsld rirr pals- tHTsa; ec-
ca.sjor. tajrsry The :RUtki tortt f
CuiHc oy am sanJc by tS A&Uilua
of a f mail psUSy of repute of Iroa
ccmpera I Mn crirra la osiMm m
.. .. . .. ;. . wi-t.w
taKCL VWi. UiTi. M WM VUa. vi
exposure to th9 air It c&ae w rrH
j Th oap wsj caXltil " Clx ' for ti
j rvaoa h; it wsj "argclr xsi ia lb
i province ia SruUn to caUled Th lr;j
tl aaoait, however, rocw frvro ihe
i mth of Krance, aad Is Korvp 1-itl r.
, rietv cf oap l more creerl!t katra
j by ibe natse of Martelllo lhaa C.xtU
I H cnlcrrd the grocery ttorc. Mid
; not a word, but allow wi hU cano to
swing lo and fro exactly a the pcada
i lum of a clock. The grocer only mid.
i No. wc cU nothing oa tick." and the
man with the cane pacd nadir and
' silently out. JjOtasvUe Cburwror
TarsT not the circu athlete m he
bowingly enters tho arena. He U a
man of revolutionary intentions. 21o
Causbt at Lt.
TV DMtorku Urr4uf Kt-Ana, i
b tjt o meat )r chide! tie ttwl rx
;Hiil .rJ Ktiitul l-PCUTr. t Wfn
CAUrtt at tt ia HbSju, N V- Tvt (nitl.fr
tiarUculir, hk jwr Jr&csUt tut UU1 &!
l)r. fc:e' C'aurrb Knl Jslttl i- 1-
the bat rnOjr tor cttarra ret cajHiiJl
Arrr ya Urr tdl nrailj cTrrjUlic lo
C1 ctiteJ f trWr CUtl al Yrr
Fexvt -ttd Jir in rata, would lrt o
U. tr Dr. 1" VUbn!i AU-lMritftr r Fw
.nd AMrTnt)c It not ja1 t Utt,
but It ewttalH oo Quih.b i4 trrr !Im ui
cuir. IU r'r,t"n P4" U
lBkli ral'fier t rmc t(Ul, il H t H
dorrd for tiHitl eetueUt i,hj ldar- Yot
air t'j al Wrucsi't'
Inc. OlUicKT TAncltt, l'ilrnt u,
LauiHlry nJ Corn irearetrtcUjr purr nd
eutcriiir U aay :outrturrcL an W the
domabd fr IbtMn tttal lUey har lone
luHiM?Wold witnU all orrr Ihn civil -vfM.
Tlier rc mufctid t HMtIk, N. V , tbn
xiiot exlenir work nf ttti kind In tar
Ccurn bj weartne IiarncjU Llrrr !V!(Kt II)
Chw JarkfonV Heit twcrt N.ry Totmero.
EA Soowflke, Chromo. etc. Card. nraMa
OUoeldaaaJrt.lCc. U S. Card Co. VtaTprM Qa.
!) IncluJcj a tarre aa
m m run, rail, bl U
JUct. SUe ItAux, Srrr
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Iivmrm tl lHtrvrm of Urf- KMtrT. 101l Wsd
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Rifles, Shot-Uuns, Hero'vcrs,
CARTRIDBES, SHELLS, PRIalEllS, 4c.
Tm "iimm" sswrss aULCsnrss.
r wMrh un Armt U wanted in rvrrj eocat. 4
roonu, 227 stamsu CHicauro. in.
DR. JOHH NIL'S
Smitii's Tonic Syrop
FOR THE CURE OF
FEVER and AGUE
Or CHILLS and FEVER.
Tae proprietor of tfcii elebratd asedldsa
jaatly clalsu far it a taperisnty aver all rx
tdies ever offered to ta pabiic ter the SAFX,
CERTAlir, SPEEDY and PEEM AJTEaTT cara
of Airae aod Fevar, or ChlUa and Errer. wketa
erof ahortorloaataadiBs;. Ba refers te taa
entire Westers acd Sosthera eaastry to bear
him teitisoay to the truth cf taa aawrtlaa
the direct-oai are atrictly foUewed asd carried
out. laagreat Baayeaseaatisgledata aas
been sufficient far a care, asd -whole faaaJlie
hare baeacaredbya siagle battle, with a per
fect reatoratioc of the geaeral tealia. It la,
aowever, pradeat, and is ertrj caaa aara eer
Uiataeara, if its sseia eastizaed ia amUler
doata for a week er two ai:er tae eisaaae sas
beaehecked,iBore especially ia diHealt aad
lose-itaudiae aasea. TJaaaily this asedlsiaa
-will sot reejaira ax j aid to keep tie bavela ia
rood order. Saesld the patieat, bewerer, re
quire a eataartie aedidse, after sarisr takes
three or fr doea of tbe Toaie. a sisele daae sf
BULL'S VEGETAJLE FAJULY PILLS will
Tksrsaai SXITJrS TOXIC fTTr? maat
aaTe BS JOSJT B DLL'S priTaU ataasp aa eajea
battle. DX. JOSS BULL aalyia tie ria;bt u
aaaaafactare aad sell tke arifiaal JOJOT J.
SBLTTJTS TOBIC STM.VT, af Leainille, By.
ZxaadseweU taa labaa em each battle. If say
private ataaap Is aat each bettia, ia aat
yartaaaa, ar yaa will ba deaeiTad.
Manufacture as V4r a
SIlTHS TOUW SYRUP,
BULL'S WOftl RESTROYXR,
Trw Poaniiar slamiaaUM cf th Baa.
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