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SDMMEUmG THE PETS.
HOW THEY ARE LODGED, BOARDED
AND CARED FOR.
Families Relieved of Embarrassinc n
cambmnces Some Things Worth Knrtw
Ya About Dojrs and Other Animals.
An InteiH-iew -with a Specialist.
- In the su miner season, when so many
ainilies eh at up their city residences
and go to iVie seaside or country, the
disposition to be made of the family pet,
he it dog, cat or bird, is often a most
embarrassing question. It is often a
nuisance to tak e it along. Humanity de
mands that if left behind it must be
properly cared ir. The numerous fanci
ers, dealers and .factors of domestic pets
in this city fully appreciate this situa
tion of affairs, and in summer notify the
public by signs on their establishments
that with them can bo found "summer
board for domestic pets."
A LABtfE BUSIESS.
"The business is quite an extensive
one," said a keeper of one of tbsse 'pet
hotels," "yet it is not as great as we
would like it to be. 1 think that the
keeping of a house cat or dog is getting
less and less popular with people in or
dinary circumstances. The wetilthy
people V;ep them because they havx) the
room and servants to look after them.
The wealthy, though, generally own
their country or beach places and send
their pets there, so wo get very few
boarders from them.
""While people in ordinary circum
stances are giving up dogs and cats as
house pets they are growing fonder and
fonder of song birds. Dealers who take
birds to board are now doing a rushing
business. People of moderate means
hotels where they would not be allowed J
to take their pets, so ic is lrom tnem we
get most of our boarders. One Sixth av
enue dealer is boarding nearly one hun
dred oanaries and many parrots and
mockingbirds. Fifty cents a week is
the charge for small birds and seventy
five cents for parrots. We charge 10 a
month for a dog's board, and $7 a month
"People who value their domestic pets
Bhould be very careful how they care
for them during the summer. Give
your birds plenty of rape seed, and as
little large seed as possible. Slip a piece
of green Btuff between the bars of the
cage occasionally. Also give them a bit
of apple once a day. Applo is a natural
tonio to birds. Keep your cats indoors
as much as possible, and brush their
coats thoroughly overy day. Feed them
lightly, giving them fish and milk dishes,
bnt no meat
HOW TO CARE FOR DOQS.
"There is not one owner of a dog in
ten who knows how to care for the ani
mal The dog should bo kept aa quiet
as possible throughout the heat of the
day, but he should not be chained or
worried with restraint He should be
fed lightly and only twice a day, and
change should be made in his food fre
quently. Don't give him meat Give
him a bone to chew once in a while.
For staple food give him milk dishes and
vegetables. A great many people will
tell yon a dog won't eat vegetables. If
a dog turns away from vegetables the
first time take them away at once. Give
him a fresh supply at the next meal. He
will bo hungry enough to oat them then,
and soon will take to them as naturally
as to meat
"Dogs should frequently bo washed in
cold water containing a little alcohol.
Use common yellow soap. If you must
muzzle your dog in summer, don't keep
him without a muzzle all tho re6t of the
year. Put it on him for a half hour or
bo overy day, and he will get so used to
it that when he has to wear it steadily
it won't worry him. If peoplo would do
this for thoir pots thero would be fower
so called mad doga. Dogs are very like
ly to have a rush of blood to tho head.
That gives them a running fit They
froth at tho mouth aud pooplo think
they arc mad. I never saw a mad dog,
and I have been handling dogs for fifty
years. When a dog gets one of these
running fits ho is harmless, and if his
head is ducked into a pail of cold watei
ho will quickly como around."
"At this time," said a South Fifth
avenue bird fancier, "not ono quarter of
tho birds and animals here are mine. Most
of thorn are boarders. Thero aro, bo
Bides the canaries, finches, thrushes,
mocking birds, macaws, parrots, and in
that row of strong wire cages are cats of
valuable strains, and back further I have
tho monkeys, whilo 1 keep tho dogs in
tho basement aud in kenuels in the
Tho reporter walked into the yard and
found kenneled there comfortably a St.
Bornard. several fox terriers, pugs and
black and tans, and there were probably
twenty moro in the basement Tho
fancier said thnt Mmself and his wife
and grown daughter had their hands full
in coring for, fooding and doctoring the
menagerie in tho summer, but as regu
lar custom was light ho found it so
profitable that from year to year he in
creased his facilities. He charges for
birds from 23 to 30 cents a week, for
cats $2. and for dogs and monkeys from
$1 to $5 a week.
"That St Bernard over there," said
tho fancier, "will eat as much as you or
1, and then he must bo cleaned and
washed and oxorcised occasionally."
Now York Times.
What the. World Owes to Cranfcs.
It was to tho courage and persever
ance of a crank that wo owe the discov
ery of this great hemisphere. It waa a
crank that gave us the printing press,
the cotton loom, the locomotive, the tel
egraph. All the great inventors from
Archimedes to Edison have oocn cranks,
all tho great philosophers from Plato to
Herbert Speucer, all the reformers from
JLycurgua to Lady Hahborton. all the
groat preachers from Peter the Hermit
to Henry Wiird Beecher, all tho heroes
who left their plows btanding in the fur
row while they went to fight for liberty
under Washington. Kato Field's Wash
ington. 2Tor ILltclicn Flours.
Kitchen floors will keep In uood condi
tion for two year if equal parts of Van
dyke brown and burnt bie-nna tiro added to
tho oil. Those nny be hud ground in oil
and put up in one pound wins. The shade
jnay be regulated to suit the fancy. This
is preferable to paint and impervious to
"spots." Clean the floor with clear, med
rateiy hot water; no boap. Exchange.
Wichita wholesale & Manufacturmg
The houses given below are representative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. They are furnished thus for ready refer
ence for the South generally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond direot
with names given.
CHAS. T. CHAMPION,
SCHOOL . BOOKS,
AXD SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
Mail Orders will Receive Prompt Attention at
118 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas,
GLOBE -. IRON -. WORKS,
Steam Engines, Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers in Brass Goods, Rubber and
Hemp Packing. Steam Fittings. Etc. Repairing of all Kinds of Ma
chinery a Specialty. Orders promptly tilled for all kinds
of Sheet Iron Work. All kinds of castings made.
A. FLAGG, Proprietor.
The Stewart Iron AYorks,
Architectural, Wrought and Cast
Iron Work for Buildings.
Factory: South Washington Avenue
TO ART DEALERS AND ARTISTS.
Artist' Material!, Pictures, Mouldings and Frames
Wholesale and ntall. Catalogue free.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED.
F. P. MABTEJ, 114 Market St.
d91-tf TELEPHONE 23.
Pianos and Organs
Sheet nuislc and book. All kinds of mnslca
goods. UniMi band and orchestra music 12U 31aln
fatrttt, Wichita, Kansas.
Trimble Bros. ATiirelkdd,
Special attention to mail orders.
J JO 21 Douglas, - Wichita, Kan
1). W. STALLINGS & SONS,
STALLIXG'S PAL1LE TOILET SOAP
JtboautllTes tho complexion and keep tin
feldn soft, smooth clear and healthy. For
wile by druggists and erocors.
52G Chicago Ave. - Telephone 99
THE JOHNSTON & LARIMER DRY GOODS CO.,
Dry : Goods, : Notions : and : Furnishing : Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
119, 121 &123N TopekaAve. Wichita, Kansas.
L. M. COX,
Manufacturing -. Confectioner,
And jobber in Figs, Dates, Cigars, Foreign and Domestic Nuts, Cider,
Paper Bags, Paper Uoxes. Candy Jars, Trays, Etc.
215 and 217 South Main St., Wichita, Kansas.
THE C E. POT1S DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. Potts & Co., Cincinnati, O.)
Goods Sold at St. Louis and Kansas City Prices.
233 and 235 South Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
BAKER, BLASDEL & CO.,
COR. MARKET AND FIRST STS., WICHITA, KAN.
Manufacturers wholesale, transfer and forwarding agents, and dealers
in carriages, wagons, farm implements, wind mills, scales, engines and
threshing machinery. We have on hand a full line of the following manufac
turers goods Unit we can ship at quick notice:
Studebaker Uros. Mfg. Co., South Rend. Iud.; Enterprise Carriage Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Hoover k Gamble. Miamisburg, Ohio; Esterly Harvesting
Co.. Whitewater, Wis.; Fairbank, Moore fc Co., Chicago, 111.; Walton Plow Co,
Rloomington. 111.; Pekin Plow Co., Pekin, 111.; Avery Planter Co., Peoria, 111.;
.Tno. Dodds Hay Rack Co.. Dayton, Ohio.; Prick Engine Co., Waynesboro,
Penn.; Massilton Thrasher Co.. Masilton, Ohio: Krugslornd & Douglas Mfg.
Co., St. Louis, Mo.; Huber Engine Co., Marion, Ohio.
TIIE WICHITA OYEEALL AKD SHIRT 3IANUFACTUBISG CO.
MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS OF
Overalls, Jeans. Cassimere and Cottouade Pants; Duck Lined Coats and Vests;
Fancy Flannel and Cotton Overshirts; Canton Flannel
Undershirts, Drawers, Etc.
Factory and Salesroom 139 K. Topeka, Wichita. Correspondence Solicited
AN OLD TIMER.
A. Kectiicky-Cftllfornlnn "Who Carries
Four Bullet Holes in His Anatomy.
Special Correspondence 1
San Francisco, Sept. 27 Xot long ago
I had to wait at Waliula Junction for an
oast bound train a couple of hours. It
was late at night, and having left Walla
Walla without my dinner I was horrified
to find that the lunch had departed that
very day. Tho counter was there, hut
alas! the cold boiled eggs and traditional
sandwiches were nowaere visible. 1
saw in the dim light of a kerosene lamp
an open door some hundred rods from
the dark station, and over the door the
legend was dimly discernible "Saloon."
I clambered over railroad tracks and
gravel banks to the place.
There sat in one corner a group of
rough looking men. smoking pipes black
with long use and playing Old Sledge.
At nuother table a group of trackmen
were feeding from a plate of cold cab
bage and sardines. Two covered tables
showed that cowboy3 occasionally
punched the faded ivories around well
worn billiard tables, while from the
general typical frontier air of tho place
I kiw that a stranger there would do
well to hold his tongue. A battle scarred
old man ambled around behind a dirty
bar when I entered.
"I am hungry," I said, "and called to
get a Wte of something to eat." " Wal,"
was the reniv. "1 rsvvk-on v?e ha.va
V. Eiscnmayer Sr. Mlllim: and Elevator Co., of
Kalstead, Kan., carry a full line ot hard and soft
wheat flour at their agency in this city. Send for
prices and "samples.
OTTO WEISS, Agent, 25.1 N Main. Wichita.
SWAB & G-LOSSER,
And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
ldr Is Main Street, - Wichita.
WICHITA BOTTLING VOBKS,
01 TO ZIMMEKMAN'N. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Cider, Sada Water, Standard Nerve
Food, also General Western
Agents for Win. J.Lemp'sExtra Pale.
Cor. First and Waco Sts., - Wichita.
Wholesale and Retail.
in North Water Street.
EXT ON WAREHOUSE.
Storage and Forwarding. Large brick building
jut completed, especially adapted for receiving and
reshlplng; cars from all railroads switched to hou'-o
lthout charge; new, clean and well ventilated; al
most fire proof; rates of insurance and storage low,
goods carefully handled and reshlpped on orders.
Located east or fcanta Eo freight depot.
Telephone 83. Office 611 E Douglas, Wichita, Ks
well nigh everything you Kin git any
where. There's sardines, lobsters, salm
on and oysters with crackers too."
I asked for sardines and crackers. The
old man called to one of the card play
ers, "Bill has better eyes than the old
man," and Bill was mustered in as im
promptu waiter. With a blunt pointed
pocket knife Bill cut tho top off a tin
can, and with his dirty hands scooped a
saucer into a box of crackers, and with
3 pock marked plate he set the tempt
ing bait before me. I ate and studied
tho assemblage before me. Hunger be
ing satisfied, I paid over two bits for my
"What parts be you from?" asked the
"Immediately from California, re
motely from Kentucky," I replied.
"Be ye from Kaliforny and Kaintuck
both too? Well, doteil! If I ain't from
both too! Yes, sir. In 'GO me an' the
old 'oinan kim acrost the plains to Kali
forny. I was borned at Mayfield, Kain
tucky, seventy-nine year ago comin'
September, an' I married Lelliti3 in the
Little Mi-ammy, in Ohio; an' we trudged
acrost the plains together."
Then his keen gray eyes filled with
tears, and his voice choked up as he said:
"Forty-nine year we trod together,
and then I lost her. Yes. sir: I lost her.
She be dead nigh onto two year. I kim
over here from Kaliforny to my son
Jim. This is my son Jim's place. But
it's no ra: it's no use. sir. I C22't sta'
Cigar Headquarters. Cor. Main and First Streets.
W. T. BISHOP & SONS,
Send us a Trial Order or Call and See Us.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC.
The Largest Establishment in the State.
Nos. 119 and 121 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
GETTO-McCLUjSTG BOOT AND SHOE CO.,
.Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in
BOOTS :&: SHOES.
All goods of our own manufacture warranted. Orders by mail
promptly and carefully filled.
135 and 137 1ST Market Street, Wichita, Kansas.
CORNER & FARNUM,
EOTAL SPIGE MILLS,
Jobbers and Manufacturers, Teas,
Coffees, Spices, Extracts. Baking
Powders, Bluing, Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia Ave.
Manufacturer". Wholesale and Retail
SADDLES k SADDLERY HARDWARE.
121 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kan
BURR FURNITURE CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
125 East Douglas Are.
Wholesale and Retail
Coal, Gravel Koomi, Booting and
Telephone lot. ISth St. and 4th A e Wlchltn. Kan.
E. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS AND SILVERWEAR.
100 E Douglas Ave., - Wichita.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GROCERY CO,
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE 213 TO 223 SOUTH MARKET STREET.
Keep everything in the grocery line, show cases, Scales and grocers fixture?.
Sole agents for the state for ''Grand liepnblic" cigars, also sole proprietors of
the "Royalty" and "La Innocencia" brands. d5
Do not experiment
with new FLOURS.
These brands have
stood the test for sixteen
years against all new
comers and have never
All first-lass Grocers
sgcHii&iKANSAa sell them
it mucn longer without Lellitia."
To change the old man's thoughts to a
less somber subject I remarked that he
must have seen rough days in his fron
"Wal, now yere shoutin', stranger,"
he responded. ""I lay I have seen rough
days;" and pnlling open his vest he com
manded that I fel his breast and ribs.
I did as I was directed, and thrust my
fingers into various cavities in his firm
"Them bo bullet holes, sir. Four
times have I bin shot, sir, four times;
but nary a bullet ever entered my back,
sir. No, sir; I faced the muzzle every
time, and took my pills like a gentle
man, sir took "em face to the foe,"
Four bullet holes the old man carries
as proud marks of his bravery. What a
story the tale of his life would make!
A story of camping on the overland
trail, sleeping with his rifle in his hands,
surrounded by wild bezsta and men
aced by hostile red men, through fron
tier mining camp adventures and bar
room broiLs down to his fourscore tally
on the mile post of time as a hardy pt
neer. When I shook his hard old hand to bid
him good-by he held my hand a full
minute and delivered himself thusly:
"Gentlemen, here is a man after my own
style. He is from old Kaintuck. wher
they never torn tail nor show the feath
er. Thar's wbar 1 kim from myself, xnd
I ksotrcd he war a zestiezaaa th Ty
The quickest, strongest and purest
Dry Hop Yeast on the market. Will
keep a year in any climate.
Price, 5 cents per package of 7 cakes
For sale by all wholesale and retail
Manufactured by Corner fc Farnnm
factory oorner Kellogg and Mosley
J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 X Market St., Wichita, Kan
102 E Douglas Avenue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Connection
BUTLER & G-RALEY
Manufacturers and Dealers In
All kinds of cans for shipping purposes, raits,
baking powder, etc.
213 South Main, Wichita, Kan.
The Hyde & Humble Sta. Co.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers la
Books : and : Stationery,
Wall Paper, Wrapping Papers.
114: JV Main St., - Wichita, Kan
"Wichita Trunk Factory
jr. JIOSSFIELD, Proprietor.
Manufacturer Of, Wholesale
and Retail Dealer in
Trunks, Valises, Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Pocket Books, Wil
low Ware, Etc.
125 W Douglas.
mmmt ne Kim in teat clow and I sot my
ejes on him."
Then he gave me a cordial invitation
to call on him whenever I come his
way, assuring me that he always treated
a man right when in hia place, and I
boarded the train for Spokane.
W. G. Benton.
Atlanta, Oct. 2. If a mark could b
made by a petal from an Annunciation
lily it would not gleam more purely than
the record of Sister JL Cecilia, of the
Georgia order of the Sisters of Mercy.
She labored for years in the schools,
marine hospitals and infirraariea of Sa
vannah, and waged a brave war for life
and health among the yellow fever pa
tients of all conditions, colors and relig
ious creeds in the last devastating epi
demic in that city. When she removed
to Atlanta abont ten yeara ago, with the
purpose of founding an infirmary to b
conducted by the sisters of her order, she
was pressed for money and thwarted by
opposition. Her purpose was clear and
she did not falter. She begged much of
the money for her project, traveling
many weary miles in this country and in
Coba, and she accomplished her end.
On one of the finest streets in the dry
St. Joseph's infirmary stands as a monu
ment to her fith ssd bolv real ilaay
Prr,v---"-w .1 - - - aV-
i Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
ers have been healed and blest and com
forted by her sweet ministrations. Sin
fuL weary women, too frail in body as
well as in spirit for their hard lives;
world stained men, victims of drink and
vice; pain wracked children, every spe
cies of sin and suffering have found their
refuge under her roof and in her gentle
heart. Truly this human saint, this
sweet faced little Mater Dolorosa, has
made her mark deep in the souls of all
who have como under the spell of her
oroad and loving charity.
Mki R. Colquitt.
THE MAN N THE MOON.
Queer Ideas VTUIcfc Different Nations ot
the Karth Hold About Him.
The superstition of the man in the moon
is one of the most ancient, as well as tba
most popular and widespread of any of the
legions of folk and fairy stories that have
been handed down to us from the early
ages of the world. Like all other popular
traditions, there are many versions of tha
story which is related to account for the
singular appearances which all have noticed
on the face of the moon. In England, the
United States and Italy tho full moon is
supposed to present a well defined picture
of a man leaning on a fork, with his body
inclining toward the east Uhat is when the
moon is straight hi the south).
The broad light spot to his right, as he
stands facing the observer, is supposed to
be a burning brush pile, put there with
the wretch guilty of tho awful deed to re
mind him of the crime of burning brush
on the Sabbath day. The Bible is sup
posed to give a key to this supentition
(see Numbers xv, 32). In Wales, Scotland,
Ireland, Germany and some of the south
ern states of our own country the lines
and spots on the moon's face are supposed
to be a pretty accurate picture of the face
of a man, something like the comic faces
pictured in tho calendars to represent the
The Jews, on account of some story in
the Talmud, believe the face to be that of
Jacob, the old patriarch. The South Af
ricans speak of "the gorilla in the moon,"
and always declare that the picture repre
sents a gorilla climbing a mountain, carry
ing a lnxore club in his hand. The na
tives of the Amazon river couutry take tne
picture to be that of a tapir on a foraging
expedition; tho long straight line, which
the English, the Italians and the people of
the United States take to be n rake, and
which the Africans say is the gorilla's
staff, is a palm tree with the Amazonians,
which the tapir is tryiug to pull over in or
der to get at the fruit. In most countries of
the Orient the picture is supposed to be that
of a lion, which Alburtus says "has his
heade toward the west and his taylo toward
In Persia, Siam, farther India and China
the figure is supposed to be a good repre
sentation of two lions engaged in combat.
Bishop Wilkins, in his book called "Tho
Moon a Habitable World," says: "As for
the forme of the spots on the moon, somme
thinke they represent a man, and poets
guess that it is the boy, Endymion, whoso
company Luna loves so well she take him
with her." All theso odd superstitions
and fancies seem to center on the Biblical
passage cited above. St. Louis Republic
Insane Joseph Dion.
In Ward 5, just above Ward 4, is a well
This is Joseph Dion, the famous billiard
player. Ho has tho corner apartment in
tho southeastern end of tho building, tn
tho second floor.
Dion was looking as well as ho ever did.
At the time tho reporter entered tho room
he was sitting on a rocking chair in his
6hirt, with his feet perched upon the bu
reau, looking through tho iron barred win
dow upon the green lawns outside.
After asking him how ho was tho report
er asked Dion if ho would play a game of
The billiardist mado this characteristic
"I would, only for these people around
here. They all want mo to tcich them
how to play billiards. Whenever I go
near the table they crowd around and ask
"They say I am a fool.
"Well, I say that a fool can't teach any
one to play billiards, so I tell them to go
get a sane person."
The billiardist talked rationally enough
until he began to discuss the Prince of
Wales. This subject seemed to be his mad
"I have seen the prince and have shaken
hands with hira," ho said. "He's a Free
mason, so am L But I'll tell you that he's
no good. I gave him the Freemason's
grip, but tho idiot hann't enough fene to
learn how to return it." New York
A Brick House Under Sail.
An extraordinary craft lay at anchor
one Sunday morning in the mouth of tho
Great Kills, Staten Island. The fishermen
gazed at her in amazement. She is some
what primitive in form, for it is evident
that her designer took her lines from the
model of Noah's ark. But on deck ftbe de
parts perhaps a little from the original in
the building which is erected there. This
building is a red brick house, but it is said
that the bricks are male of wood to keep
the vessel within strictly orthodox line.
In appearance the thing is a schooner
rigged house, one of the queerest lookig
affairs ever seen with sails.
But the ftranget thing about her is her
speed. She can travel at a rapid rate, al
though she is simply n hue scott. Ono
Sunday afternoon, during a fierce and puf
fy northwester, when everything was
doable reefed, she came out of the Kill
flying her topsails, and the way she walk
ed off made the skippers of the oysUr fleet
stare at each other Her captain, or hind
lord, aa the case may be, is certainly the
proprietor of a fwt establishment. When
leaving the Kills she paet within hailing
distance of a boat with a jolly crew of an
glers on board. Noticing one of the occu
pants of the ark one of the rod and reel
men shooted to him:
"Hello, Haml b your father at home?"
No response came from the ml brick
mansion as It glided off toward the uppr
bay. New York Sun.
Kemlnlsecnrvs of I-wI Cat.
In the war of 2S12 lywfa Cass started In
a colonel of the Third Obio Tolantora.
His first essay wm a march of SCO miles
through a swampy wiWerae to Detroit,
and thence into Canada, and to him is
awarded the honorable disu option of bar
ing been the ftrt man of the Unlud Stti
forces in that war to ptit hi foot apoa
British foil He snuffed the sulphur of
battle and withstood the leaden haiL Hi
manifold public service from that tjas
are matters of h&iorv. 1st USW Mr fi
was appointed minister to Fraae. Jew
A LcTlot; Mtsai'.
Mr Crown Ballion (ard 7Sh I nottr
Evelina, that yoa have been lately calUag
me "deareat swan. It's a very pretty
terra; what It the allegeryf
lln. Crcwrus BalEos (sgd 20, one jnr
tnarned Too knnr a twaa lire KG
years, and it eexas as tkmjfk yon nstgbl
lire to that age, doesn't KJJeweler' Cir
Butcher What can I od joa op today,
Mm. Style Scad tae vp a leg of mattcn,
asd b fcure it is from a bLtcfc aheep.
Botcher A black abeepl
Mrs. Styles Vest; re are Ic xnoarcinc,
vec ka&w. CaaUxx.
TKE ltAT EXfLKH HMOY,
lor ffiioiis mi innnB Burte,
"Wktaai Jhdse a Soc'nM xli
for 25 Carts,
ST JUX KUGCSTS.
ALL AROUND THE HOUSE.
A Dainty Idea in SpatU-rWork Cnrtaiaa
trith a Border of Feathery Tera.
Beautiful soft curtains for a bedroom or
boudoir may be made from fine Swiss mus
lin decorated with a border of feathery
ferns. A writer in Decorator and Furnisher
tells that all that is required to make them
U muslin enough for the curtains, a tooth
brush, a fine tooth comb, somo jet black
Ink and a quantity of ferns, smoothly and
thoroughly pressed. To make the curtains
first measure off the required length ol
Swiss muslin for each window, nllowing
tnough to fall gracefully to the floor. A
border of ferns is then made in "spatter
work" down each curtain.
Spread an old sheet smoothly on the
floor and tnck it tightly and flrmly. Then
lay a length of the curtain material down
upon it and pin it securely to the sheet at
each end. stretching it enough to prevent
wrinkling or creasing. Next take your
pressed ferns and arrange them gracefully
down the edge of the curtain to form a
border. They may bo fastened in place by
pins or fino gimp tacks. Cover all the cur
tain except tho border where the ferns are
fastened with an old sheet, au old tablo
cover or anything that will protect it. Dip
a tooth brush or fine nail brush into somo
deep block ink, then comb tho ink out over
the fern border with a fino tooth comb.
This will mnko tiny black spots or "spat
ters" of ink all over the ferns and border.
Do it as evenly as possible. When you
have finished leave till tuoronghly dry.
Then carefully lift the pins from the ferns,
remove them and take tho curtain from
the floor. You will then have a dark bor
der band with pure white ferns out upon
it. You must do each curtain separately.
These curtulns will look lovely when
finished. They will also bo found very
serviceable, as they can be washed and
ironed without fading. But no soda nor
bleaching compound should be used in tho
washing. They may bo hung with whito
oak poles only, or a lambrequin. Tidien,
pillow shams, bureau covers and bod
spreads may be made to correspond.
A Handsome X.lnon Insertion.
A pretty insertion in made by drawing
out a number of threads for about three
quarters of an inch. Secure tho threads
in groups with eithor Vutt-nholoor hem
stitch in groups of five threads. Theso aro
to bo worked in "spiders" Iiko those em
ployed in other laco and guipure, using
four groups for ono "spidor." Fasten
on at ono end with a long needloful of
flneor medium flux thread. Pans the needle
over two groups and under 1; turn book
under next group over l, under 2, and
draw rather tight; then proceed us in darn
ing under 1, over l, until tho "apkler' Is
large enough. In the succeeding patterns
the thread must puss over or under tho
connecting thread in the hnmo ordur us the
others. Prcsn tho spider (lut witli the tip
of the thimble if necashury, bnt with a lit
tle practice they are easily done. This is a
handsome and thick insertion.
Vnics in Colored Falrncn and Gins.
Hall vases in colored faieuce, blue and
red, have the form of trumpets, cut off so
as to give sufficient Iwnn. They are fully
tnreo feet high und have n wreathed decor
ation in relief. They are intended to hold
a few stalks of spiky flowers surh us flur-de-lis,
gladioli, sunflowers or hollyhocks.
Another form of garden or piazza ve,
mentioned by The Jeweler's Circular, is a
huge shell mounted on a pedeatiil in ribbed
red faience. Large but low bowl liko vaea
are mado in imitation ot small gray mosa
ics cut by a bund of floral decoration.
For small cnt flower fan shaped rases
in colored glass are mounted in spreading
bases. The fans aro decorated in relief
with Wattcau figures aud landscapes.
The merit of a salad is that it should be
cool, crisp and fresh.
Fine ernory paper and sweet oil ara ex
cellent for polishing sUel gratea.
Dredge a little flour over tho top of caka
to keep the icing from running.
Have a blanket, wrapper and soft slip
pers handy in case of night sick net..
Naver wash macaroni. The cooking
water dissolves everything undesirable.
Soups are so nutritious and palatable
that it is a pity they are not moru gener
The host of a potato U not just under
the skin, as so many suppose; therefor
Ono absolutely essential factor In tho
preparation of a good beefsteak is that It
must bo served at ouce.
Ue peanut oil in the small night lamp.
It imparta no odor, though turned down
below the point of camboa&ion.
It is nonsenvs to think soda will freshen
anything in rookery that Is In any degreo
approaching decomposition. Good House
keeping. Decorating IJondolr.
Uptk Is an idea for a small withdrawing
room or boudoir Tint tb wails with soft
china pink, and tou Ultra down with laco
hangings. Nottingham cartai&turl looks
xctedingly well, and, as we all know, U
not expensive. Cbooe u feathery, ferny
pattern. You can find loreky da!gaa
sometimes in Nottingham. After tack
ing thern on the wall finish tL top with
a flounce- about flfteea orsixtrtn Inchon In
length. By dividing a curtain you will
get the finUhsd edgr for tho bottom of
your flounce. The pink thus covered bo
comes very dellcato aod forms a very beau
tiful background for water color d wing.
The whole room hhoiUi be kspt a dellcat-o
a pouibla with softly Uatod caJba as a
decoration. L"t the frames of tbs pictures
and the furniture bo whit, the latter
covered with a oretonno wtth a wild roso
pattern, and the floor a light runny ytllow
(raw sienna stain;, with whito wolf fur
rnica. With a whit wood wainscoting
about four fet in bigbt your room U com
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