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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

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We Oder You a REMEDY Which INSURES Safety ol Life to Mother find Child. 'EXPECTANT MOTHERS, "MOTHERS' FRIEND" ,' Robs Confinement of its Pain, Horror and Risk. ( My wife used ".MOTHERS' FBIEJiD" bo-' foru birth of her llrst child, she did not suffer tromt'KAJirs or PAINS—Wu3 Quickly rcllcvsd lit the critical hour suffering but little—sho had no pnlna ittterward aad her recovery wus rapid, E. E. JOHNSTON, Eufaula, Ala. Sent by Mull or Express, on receipt ot price. 91. 00 per bottle. Book "To Moth- era 11 mailed Free. : BBADHELD ItMiUMTOB CO., AtluiU, Gi. SOU) BT ALL DRVOOI8T8. TIMETABLES. Leave for ChlcaRO 3:15 urn; 0:00 a in; 1:15 pm; «:CO P in; -1:30 p 111 ^ Arrive from Chlcaco 12:60 a m; 12:30 p in; 1:00 p m li:!0 pm; S>;l6p in. „ .. Leave for Bmdlo.U iWa m; 7:50 a m;!!:V> P m; Arrive froin Brndforfl ;(:00 a m; 12:S5 p m: i :10 p ni Leave f'oc5ffn'erS:OOa in; 8:30 k m: 2:ii r i p in. Arrive from EffnerlHGa m: 1:051'ln; SAi P m. Leave for Blonmond l:OS n iu;5;.l5a m;uui»ii; •Arrive 'from"illfliir.oml 2:55 a m; ll:COa m;l:'.0 pin; 11:20 p m. Leave for Louisville I 1 -:. 1 " » ni; IKki P m. arrive from Loulsvll.e U:OD » m; l:'j P m. J. A. McCULLOUOH, Agrent, Logansport. B ?ac eiprens dailj »•: i»o. EAST BOUND. 2 N, .. 4 Boston llm d dally 'old no 42.. 2:41 a m « Fast mall daily. 'oMnoJii,... »:« a "} 4 Atlantic Llm dally er Sun 'old no «,. 4:52 p m 74 Local frt. iccom. dally eiSnn 12 50 p m EEL, RIVER DIVISION. WEST BOUND. NoS5irrIve ' - • lt):3 ° a m NoS7arrive"".'"'.'.'.'!'.'.'. 235 p m EAST BOUND. No36 leave V>& B "J No *4 leave J;JO P m VANDALIA TKAINS LEAVE LOGANSPORT, IND. FOR THE NORTH. No 6 Tor St Joseph, dnllj ex Snndny.l.. 10:31 a m No 14 for St Joseph, dnllj ex Sunday...:. 6:'5 a m >'o2fl lorSt Joseph, ax Sim... ......... 1 , ,, p ™ Mo l<: tu St Jon-jjh Sunday on j ............ .< :00 u m No 8 ex Sunday for souta Bend ............. S 35 p m No S tas thrcngb parlor cir, iKllanapolIsto South Benil via Colmi. No 20 n;us tnrough s:eepers. St Louis to ir.ckl DBW ' FOB THE SOUTH No 13 lor Terre Hante Ballj ex £UD ........ 7 13 a m No 11 for Terre Haute daily ex Sun ..... 2:55 p m No 31 dally ex Sund»j ............................. 11*1 a m No 13 has through parlor car, Souta Bend to Indianapolis yla tollax. No 21 has through Sleeper, Mackinaw to St Louis. . : Arrives No 15 dally except SnndW ................... »&( P JJ No 17 Sunday only ................................. WJO P m For complete time card, givlnf 811 trains wd •tatlona, and for full Information as to ratoB, through ears. etc.. addrtM J. of EDGEWOKTH, Agent. I/Ofaiuport, Ind. Or, E. • A. Ford, General Pawenger Agent. 6L Louli, Mo. A SHORT JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA IN FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co ••SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunact Route— New Orlewu to Los Angeles and San Francisco. W« dlscontlnaed Aprtl ICtli. Tbe nperior accommodations given tfct> great number of patrons of the above train during the past tourist season, warrants tho announcement of plans tn next season of flner aervlce with iqnlpment superior to anything 'yet ••own In transcontinental traffic. Look .for .earl?. re-Inauguration ot "iCNSET LIMITED" thil fall: For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific -Co. "Suwei •oute" In connection with tho, "Queen and Crescent Route" are running the only line of through tourist Pullman ileepera leaving Cincinnati evew Tlmrsday evening for Loa Angeles and •an Francisco. *.• '•' • These excursions are specially contacted, and the object Is to enable thoiu who do not care to buy the first-clam round trip or one way tickets, to enjoy » comfortable ride with sleeping car privileges and no change of cars at the •try. low. second-class ratei: i For further. Information, address ^ H. CONNOR, . Commercial Agt. 8. P. ••„ Cincinnati, O. -. . • •W. G. NEIMTER, G. ,W. Agt. .8. P. •«., Chicago., IU. . ••.•:•••'. B. F. MORSE, G. P, ft T. Agt 8. P •o,, New Orleani, La, . . ' Pneumonia. Mrs. A. J. Lawrence,--of Beaver, P'a,, •ava: "Brazilian.Balm brought me out of a .tevere attack of pDcumonia in, splendid'shape!' It ii • wondtrfol remedy for cough* and long tronbles. Al»o for outward. u»e, for barns,' Cold 'tore* and chappud h«nd» and itcc^it caret like .magic. It it Invaluable in the fim- • ••'''''' Memories of the Merrimao and Monitor Engagement The Confederate Run'a DeHtrnctlon of the Federal Frlgatei Cumberland and Congrem and Her IJefoat by Erlcnon'i Queer Craft. [Special Norfolk (Va.) LiOttor.] A few days ng-o I sailed out into Hampton Eonds to view the scene of the greatest naval engagement in the history of the world, all of which I heard u.n<l part oi which I saw from our camp a short distance up the James river. This was 34 years ago, ,. and though a mere boy, the grand scene of the explosion and the terrible noise of the cmiuonading- is still fresh in my memory. It was grand and 'sublime; yet, horrible in its execution. This memorable battle was witnessed by «he land and naval forces of Troth armies in the immediate vicinity, many officers and soldiers coming 1 down to get a nearer view as soon as tie cannonading- begnn. On the 8th of March, 1812, about one o'clock in the afternoon, when the ram. Merrimac, or Virginia, was Eton steaming out toward the federal blockade in Hampton Roads, the city of .Norfolk was wild with ex- citenieiit, and the old citizens «till delight in relating 1 the events of that memorable time. Those who did not take to the woods or cellars swarmed upon the beach and enjoyed the combat, though with considerable misgivings, for the confederate steamer. Virgin'a. and the few land batteries at Sew all's Point were the only defenses to Ivor- folk, As the Virginia slowly passed out to attack the blockading squadron she was cheered by citizens and the soldiers at the batteries who stood upnu iflajr'BturinyiDfr,;; .^j.ne/1-nui i'liad'.jbe", !cbme detached and was left in'the hull of the sinking Cumberland, rendering 'her almost powerless for future harm ta that line, like a bee which leaves its 'sting in the object attacked. The ram was a ten-foot steel projectile, sharpened as a wedg-c, placed at the prow of the vessel, three feet under water. The MerrimQC then turned her attention to the Congress, which vessel i had been showering shot upon her ! all the time, and opened on her when ivithin about.200 yards. In the rneun- .time the sinking Cumberland, with ! flag still flying, never ceased to fire, until the crew were driven from their #uns by the rapidlyriilling- water, and within half an hour from the beginning 1 of the attack she wont down •with more than a hundred souls. The Congress continued the fight for about an hour,, assisted by three other vessels; and three of the Jnmes rivei ,fleet came, on the troubled scene to assist the confederate monitor. In the meantime two of the federal fleet ran aground, as had the Congress. Being thus practically alone, the Congress run up the white flag. Still in the confusion iaud smoke of battle, the federal shore batteries continued firing, killing some confederates and their own wounded who were being 1 taken from the grounded Congress. As the Monitor drew twenty-three feet of water, and icould not draw off her prize, hot shot •ivns fired into the vessel, and she was soon ablaze. , The flames crept up the rigging, the masts and spnrs and sails illuminated the sky in zigzag lines oi dazzling fire. For several hours the flames ruffed. Night had come, mild and calm, and the beauty of the southern skies mnde the weird scene one never to be'forgotten. The black hull of the vessel was reflected by the glittering fire THE MERRIMAC RAMMING THE 'CUMBERLAND. Ithe parapeto wildly waving their hats, : and eager to witness the fray which wus soon to begin.within easy cannon shot. The blockading squadron consisted of the frigates Cumberland and Congress off Newport News, of 30 .a.nd 80 guns, 'respectively. A,few.'miles out, under frowning Fortress Monroe, were three 'ether frigates and half a dozen gunboats, all of which could have 1 been available within' half, an hour after the beginning of the battle. , •• ' It was a calm, hazy afternoon, and •.while the. intention .of the confederates was known, the'wild and hazardous at- 'tempt to smash the blockade was not expected that afternoon at least, Tor the vessels' wore a half-holiday appearance. In'fact, 'it was washday, and the rigging was) full of sailors' clothes hung out to dry.,; The Virginia had been hurried to completion, and so great was the haste that.up to t.ne morning of the attack work of completion was going on. The. engines had not been tried; the guns had not been fired as on .experiment. She had been floated 50 feet in order to test her capacity for maneuvering, and itwus - ' EXPLOSION OF THE CONGRESS. not known whether or not the .rudder would'work, which, by a strange oversight, had been' left exposed, 'and came near causing her destruction' before she did any dama-ge. . • '" • When within about a mile of the first blockaders, according 1 to the statements of some of those who viewed.it ata safe 'distance, the Cumberland and. Congress opened lire upon the Merrimac '(or Virginia), followed by -the land batteries, The' shots seemingly had ahoutasmuch cffect-upon the ironclad :oa would pour-' Jng , water /upon a duck'siback. The Merrimac wisely reserved her fire until ,within a lew 'hundred yarfa.of .the Cum- beflan'd, ,when .she' gave .her a shot, and 'immediately so maneuvered' as to.giye the Congress a broadside. " !i She then inade dlreot.'for the'Cumber-' land, • striking" her -almost 'at ..right angles, and opening , a :hole in ;ber-large enough to "drive.In aborse.and.buggy," at a-epectator expressed It., 'The mast* beganito. totter. asTlif ',ahe was In a gale, and in a few minute's she went 'down with ' : a roar; and jier_crew ;wiih_her. l the almost calm waters upon whose bosom such a bloody tragedy was being enacted. Slowly the fire reached the loaded guns and shells, which burst as ,peals of thunder, reverberating and 'echoing over the buy, filling the air with engines of death. Shortly ufter mid- ; night the flames reached the powder magazine,- a huge volume of smoke arose from the vessel, followed by a red flame as if from the. crater of a volcano, and after the stillness of asecond, which seemed an age, there was a terrific roar, .and the air :was filled with cannon balls, fragments of the vessel, and dead bodies of human beings. The. vessel had blown up, leaving only her blnck hulk, even at the water's edge. , The Merrimac, having lost only a few men, including Commander Buchanan, who was severely wounded, now retired tinder the confederate batteries at;Sewall's .point, .intending to. return . next. morning" and finish up the remaining portion of the blockading fleet. 1 According-lyvnextmorniDgaboutday- 1 light, the victorious .Merrimac, minus her rani, slowly steamed out into Hampton Roads, -to begin -where she hod left off, n.othwithstamling that.it was Sunday and a dny of rest. She would have rammed at 1 and perhaps sunk the'other vessels with her broken prow on the day before, only that they .were aground and could not be reached. Sp, no sooner had she opened fire on the Minnesota, still aground than outstepped the little Mon- :itor and blazed away as on intimation that she would take a hand in the free- .for-all fight. .This was .as .much a surprise to the confederates us the sudden attack of the day 1 .-before wns to the 'federals. .T.he Monitor had only arrived •the nig-ht before at. Fort Monroe, just in itimeto hear the heavy firing nnd see the blowing-up of.ithe Congress; TheMon-, 'itor, als.o, hod been hastily completed at !New' York; and hurried to the scene without the usual trial trip.- Shewasof Ilight draft, and maneuvered better than 'the Merrimac. ..The fun began about '.seven o'clock, lasting-.'until'tw'oj when '[the Monitor crossed over into a channel 'where the heavy-draft Merrimac.could inot follow, and she also, retired. . This ;terrible artillery duel was within very 'close range, never further than half a 'mile, and often-the. vessels were not 20 feet, apart—the intention of the Mer- •riraac was to. board'and capture the iqueer-1ooking 1 'Monltor. The Merrimac 'lost.only, two killed iorid':i9 wounded'. .The Monitor suffered en.-equal.loss, her .captainbeingtotaliy;bHnd?d by powder;. ' The", battle ;Jwas f . witnessed ,by, .thousands, Imany ..of who.m.still Itve^.to.tell the story 'iris If they^yvere in .it. 1 . Though', 1 the bottle was a drawVboth vessels'were shortlived: The confederates-burned theoMerrimac on 'evacuating .'Norfolk;• .and the Monitor was.-lost-, in n. .-gale/oft Cape Hatteras a .few. months later. • A four-year-oia's a. baby, Whatever you do or say. Tou may rig him out In a roundabout .And tench him the time of day;As his muscles prow ho will bluster and blow Till you think him an army ot men: Until short of breath you'may "love him to death" And declare "he's his father apain," But, whether you will, he's a baby still. Whatever you do or say. .• A four-year-old's a baby, Whatever you do or say. He may run and shout and want to play out •' ' In the yard the livelong day: Ho may put on his hat and his coat and all that, And button his shoos with a hook: • He may swagger and strut and pretend to be, but No matter how big lie may look He's a baby Htlll, whether you will. Whatever you do or say. A four-year-old'a a. baby,. Whatever you do or aay. Tou may call him a man, ag a mother can, Seventy times a day; If he cries when he's hurt, all covered with dirt, ' , You'll gather him up in your arms, Nor kisses refuse to cover the bruise And quiet his tearful .alarms. For whether you will, he's a baby still, Whatever you do or say. —William S. Lord, In Chicago Record. AGAIN. BY BULKELEX CRKSWE1.I* Characters'; Maj. Blowzer, apea eighty- seven, Blue Artillery; Miss De TraftorJ Mutton, aped thirty-two, thirteen seasons out ("twenty-four last birthday"); Mamma, her mother; Philips, a parlor- maid. 6«ne: Drawing-room in important garrison town. Sofa at back, chain and tripod work-basket with worked silken cover; f.rc, with glass over-mantel.. Tea-table In front of aofa. Basket-chairs with bows on them, photographs, draped flimsy on picture frames. Proprietors: Scent bottle, two Bladder Sleeves, one Yellow ' French Novel with picture on back; tea- things with siitrar, book, etc. (Miss De T. Mutton and Bladder Sleeves discovered reclining on sofa, readlnff Yellow French Novel with picture on back. Philips entering with tea-thir.gsj Miss De T. Mutton—I am not, athome to anyone but Maj. Blowzer; you understand, Philips? Philip—Yes, miss, I understand. (Exit.) Miss DC T. Mutton (puts down novel on sofa and ruminates)—Yes, I'm sure he will come. I've managed momma nicely. He asked so pointedly. He was BO very— But why me instead of mamma,? Surely be can't think—no, he cannot think that I take care of myself! It's years since I went anywhere without a cbaperon. I-—he— (Is not quite satisfied; gets up and goes to pluss and preens and plumes herself, fusses out skirt, plucks at bladder sleeves; presses down flatcurl in middle oE forehead; smooths over bodice; notices she Is looking 1 anxious; looks pretty into glass; frowns for contrast; looks pretty again; says in dumb show: Yes, isn't it? Then again a little more: Yes, isn't it? Notices one cheek has wider surface of red than the other; thinks: "It is my cheek towards the fl re —it does not matter." Eealizes that it is the cheek nway from the fire; adjusts with handkerchief; begins to try and see her back; fancies she hears some one and stops; tries to see it again; thinks she is looking; dull; goes to table, drops eau-de-Colog-ne from scent bottle on lump'of sugar, eats it; prepares another. Loud knocking below. Drops sugar an-d runs to window; peeps cautiously round blind; runs back to sofa. Notices yellow French novel .with picture on back, thrusts it under cover of work-basket; runs for Wa verley novel from bookcase, gets'back on sofa with smart dress, bladder sleeves, slippers, aiiklcs, white flounce underskirt, etc.) (Enter Philips.) Philips—Maj. Blowzer. (Enter Maj. Blowzer.) Maj. Blowzer (awkwardly)—Ah— how-dy-do. Miss De Trafford? (They shake''hands.) . I hardly hoped-'to find you at home on such n. lovely afternoon, 1 Tm— . • . . • ' Miss.DC T. Mutton—Yes,, isn't it?; : Ma-j. Bloliver—Traid I'm disturbing your reading. • Wn-vcrfcy, I see.. (Wishes he had never come begging.) Miss' De T. Mutton—Tes, I delight in. Wnverly, .don't you ?'. It is my pet of nil Sir Walter's. I'm never tired of read^ •ingit. , (Sits sofa L.)-'. . " .. Ma j. Blowzer—Yes,. very, much, yes; ive .used to. do it at.school. (Takes up book and sits unpasily.) Ah, this, yes, I see— Queritin Du.rward. '•'',' '. ; .,Miss : De T. Mutton—Tha.t? 0, yesi yes', that. But won't you put down your .hat, Maj. Blowzer?:. -: ,. : : • . ' ' Maj. Blowzer—Thanks, yes, thanks., '(Tries to seem, as if .thc-idea was new to him. Decides he will never go begging' for liazars again.),. . . . , .. MJKS De T. Mutton—Won't you havo some ten, Maj: Blowzer? ';''.'', ; Maj. Blowxer—O, thanks" very' much, yes, thanks., ,';••• ' ' ; ' Miss De T. Mutton—Sugar? .• . : Maj. Blowzer—Please, yes, thanks, yes, thank you. ^.(Realizes he must begin.) I hope, Miss de Trufford, you jiave recovered from the fatigues of last Tiight; you look very fresh, if I mny say KO. ' ' ' p " Miss De T. Mutton (fears she has overdone it)—0! wasn't it. delightful;, and that last waltz with you, Maj.. Blpwxer! (Looks at him, accidentally; drops' lump of sugar, reaches over, sugnr., lias'iir'fbr- it,' picks'up lump charged with:, cnn-cle-cologne,- puts it into tea, hands him cup.) 1 .' ,-..<•. •'• ••: '•'• ••'Maj; Blowzer:—0, thanks!^ Y.es.Xre-. merni>or;'you ;were telling,me all about a baznr.you .were helping with; awful- ly'good of you, don't you', know, I think. (Smells 'tea';' tries.'tp_siiiff at it'witlibut being noticed; tasjes cautiously.) ' Miss De T. Mutton (remembers she had on block satin and Philanthropy the night before; does a graceful laugh of three syllables)-^*; no! 'I'm quiteto love' wi^hvbassnrs;. have .1,'griven :yOU' euoup-h SUP'" 11 .'- M . U J- : Blowzer?:. ..• 1 : •. •.• :Mai. Tiki^wer—tjuite, ..tianks, : . yes.. VCoughs siightly.; .remembers to .hare heard of "RcenU-d .tea," hopes Tie -will, n(?ver'-ihV:et.'wit!i it ngain. 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Galloway, Pottstown, Pa. ".T was fearfull; crippled v.p with rheumatism, could not ge'. my hand to my head. I took ten jy»- cent bottles of Brazilian Balm in six months, Am now entirely cured end as mi» bleasl was at forty,"— A:ison B.irrdl, aged £f. A lady in Cincinnati vas at affli'-ted with asthma that during the -winter for seventeen years she was unable te sleep- lying down, was entirely and permanently ^red with Brazilian Balm. : SOLDAB fj Y o*o^A t ^% < s°' sl ' s B. F. JACKSON & CO., Cleveland,.^ For sale by the following drusgisW: B. F. Kcesllng, general agent; Be« Fisher, Johnson Bros., W. H. Drlughursti G. W. Hoffman, D. E. Pryor, Q. A. Means, H. D. Battery .and A, R. Kistler. ,'*r keBpIn* tK« System In a Haalthy Condition. CURBS Constipation, Act* on the Llv»r and Klc-.._,-. - -----Dispels Cold, and Fovere, B«*utif!«- th. Complexion an* - and Rofrashlng t* th«CTart*. SOto *f '• • o»»oo«r«. ci)rHty-p«ire JAaoflu 8l«ry Book ri»»« i suppose—this kind of thing—for instance, now—may I? (Puts down'cup and takce silken cover from workbasket.) Miss De T. Mutton (suddenly)—O, don't, please. Ma-j. Blowzcr—I beg pardon. (Sees open French novel with picture on back.) Ah-ha, I see, yes, well,.perha.ps we had better not^-. (Laughs.) Miss De T. Mutton—A novel by— "' Maj. Blowzer—Yes, so I see, Miss de Traftord, I know it. (Laughing.) Ho! ho! I've read it myself, ho! ho! ho! twice, ho! ho! ho! ho!. Oh dear, and—ho! ho! ho! you'll excuse me, but—but Wavcrlcy, ho! hoi hoi ho! (Lnuglis, looks at her, feels in- his element, thinks: "Come, this is nil right.") Well, perhaps we had better .cover it up ag-ain... . Miss De T. Mutton (Rememberswhen. ehe last-' blushsd;' tries-to recollect how .she-.did' it; fails,')—I am afraid-mammn. reads rather curious, books. XThtnks : she ought to push out her slipper and], ; look at it, ,Does BO.) I Maji.iilowzer (Looks at her,, and •laughs';"hopes'hfi has not hurt her feel- iuffs; detennines to make, up for it. Moves easily to seat on sofn.)—My dear Miss De Trafford, I'm sure you must tliink it very strang-e. jnSne to call after such a slight acquaintance like this, but you will- remember. that there ore oc- .casibns when strict,'fonaalities may lx>, excused. There was something thn* .would not wait—I think you can guess what it-is.' '•' ' ' ' ' ",' . Miss; De T. Mutton—(Thinks, she onffhi to sit silent, and .looks gravely ,Bt. her ling-ers and twiddles something in her law. , Reaches for scent bottle and twiddles it,) .' . Maj. Blowzer (Thinks she need not bt so cut up at his finding the novel)— I wished to speak last night, but you know how .difficult it is to manage such things at a large dance. (Eemesnbers how he stood close beside her and looked searchlng-ly .for her . thrpug-h the ball-room, In order that he might tn'ke Katie Trav'crs in to supper instead, tind'bc bcllevefl when he should explain how he hunted for her in vain.) ' Miss De T. Mutton (softly)—les. (Remembers the some occasion and thnt she said in a loud voice, beside him, 'to a friejid: "Oh, have you seen mamma?" but without drawing his attention from, his kern quest of her.) Maj. Blowzer (in, a burst of- unre- S crvc)-rWell, my dear. Miss De Trafford, it is like ,this,.we ore getting up a bazar to help the fund in aid of the widow 61''the gunner killed last month, youjemember? My wife is away—. Miss DeT.Mutton—Vourwife! '.'•:•'• • Maj. .Blowzeiv-Yes, she's-awny, and I promised her I -would do:whnt I could before-she came .back. The poor fellow •n-as in my old battery:'aad I thoughtif you Would be so kind as to give us the •benefit of your help and experience it woiild—. '''••••• Miss De T. Mutton (loudly and ropid- ly)—O, I shall be deliprbtcd. ' Maj. -Blowzer—Now, that's very gooBL of you; very kind.' Miss De T. Mutton (loudly and raplS- )y)—O, I shall be delighted, only too pleased, I'm sure; charmed; I'msoglaB' you came—so unfortunate—mamma— out—would have been delighted—. Maj. Blowzer (taken aback ano feeling for hat)—X), thanks; now thatte awfully kind, don't you know—. . Miss De T. Mutton (still, loud an* rapid))— Don't.please, no. I'm delighted —the opportunity —greatest possible pleasure—should never have forgiven you if. you hadn't asked me. Maj! Blowzer—Thanks—good of you —indeed. No,. really—good-by, good- by. Thanks again—grateful, I'm sure:. good-by. (Remembers that the White. Ha.rt, is close at hnnd and he can get a drink at once. Exit.) (Miss De T. .Mutton, rings bell, look* blankly at bell-pull, walks aimlessly about touching things, stares Into glass L. without seeing herself, etc. Enter mamma.) Mamma (in a clear ringing voice)— Did they send those cakes? Miss. De T. Mutton (stamping)—0,, I don't Icnow whether they've sent any cokes, . Where have you, been all the.. • afternoon?—Black and White. What Mohair »nd Alp«c» Are. Mohair-Is the fl'eecc of the Angora, goat, grown in the orient and at the Cape, and is the most lustrous fiber' known. In its natural state it is white. 1 and'Can consequently be dyed to any- color. Alpaca is the fleece of the aiiimai ' of that name, nlso of the goat family.. (llama is o. near relation), and is growiv;. in South America. In its natural state , it is black, brown or piebald, with a.very, small proportion of white. Consequent* ly it can only be dyed a darker coloV generally black. Whenever,* therefore^ you see a'lustiV dress which is lighter, than dark gray, you may be sure It i* mohair, especially if it has a peculiar.; sparkle which is something like that of a newly broken piece of lump sugar. Alpaca, being somewhat finer and soft-', er than mohair, is mostly used for coatt- linings,..but it is also made into dress goods in. its .natural pray. It. was in-; troduced nnd intended for linings, but was taken up by a whim of fashion for dresses' nnd had a great run 30 yeara; ago.. Its popularity gave the name df alpaca in n. rough and ready way to all. , bright goods, although most of theji are made from mohair, and many Of, them from English wool. — : St, LouU. Globe-Democrat. j Munlnz of the Flear-rtc-tln. i The uniform of English drummeix must be : familiar enough to every Eng-, lirhmari, yet few know the significance; of the spotted lace with which 'their tunics :are decorated. The .blue spot in. the celebrated 1 fleur-de-lis of France,^ which, .being, worn by the highest rank*,; In the French army, was,, as.a mark ot. military superiority, bestowed b'y the t , prince'regent upon the lowest ranks. •

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