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EXQUISITE WEDDIXO AND BRIDESMAID'S GOWN.
Some XOays of the XOorld.
"I am so weary of the Introspective modern
novel." sighed an invalid the other day. turning
over with listless distaste a pile of attractive look
ing: new books In their artistic up-to-date bindings.
•After reading a number of them I feel as If every
thing in life was unreal, morbid and altogether
horrid. Of course, there are a few brlisht excep
tions, but I ci'( think the trend of the literature of
the day unwholesome; there is no moral brace to It.
All the self-analysis, the discussion of psychio in
fluences, the interpretation of the occult and a cer
tain tendency toward Immoral suggestion leave me
with a feeling of actual depression. And I have ex
perienced such a reaction that I just love the
purely matter of fact, healthy, commonplace real
ism depicted in the dear old novels of Jane Austen
end the wholesome Victorian social life described
by Trollope. all co easy to understand end natural
FOR LITTLE MEN AND LITTLE WOMEN.
S^nt by Ann E. Thomas. OaaklU-.t.. Woonsocket. R. I.
Ways of th
Of ill the queer creatures that live In the sea
■MM is none stranger than the hermit crab, or the
•oldie- crab, as ho Is fjmetime* called. The second
uairi** is better than tJic firet, for the herir.ft crab
Is neither pious nor dignified, as a hermit should
bo, and lie dots not live alone, as we ► hall see.
Jitter. He is, on the contrary, a terrible glutton
end ■ desperate tighter. To eat and not to be
ot:icn is the law of life In the lower creation, ami
ih<s hermit does not intend to be raten If he coji
by an:- means avoid it.
Ar.4 in order that he Khali not be eaten. It Is
first of all necessary that he all got himself a
Jicnis-e. "Vaturo has 1-' en rather unkind to him, for
"tvhlle all his cousins of the crab f;iini!y are clad
la costs of mail and many of hie neighbors la the
era ere able to build themselves strong and beauti
ful houses, he h;tf> no tools to build with and no
annul on the hinder j*rt of his body, although in
front he is well protected and armed. So hi- is
obliged to take refuge In a. strong tower that some
one else h*» built, and in his cearch for the same
he does noL trouble himself much about questions
cf right and wioniT. If no one has a claim on the
house that he wants, well and good; but in any case
*"•* mast have a eutv place to jj vc la if. therefore,
he finds try one la possession of the coveted etrong
boid, he Blmply pulls the uti fortunate tenant out
sji& makes a meal of him. Jf this tenant happens
to be a brother hermit It makes no difference, so
lone as he is weaker than the house hunter. In
caw two hermits happen to approach the en me
shell at the eatne time there Is cure to be a royal
row. They fight to the death and the victor de
vours the vanquished, though aftr-r all the fuss the
eurvlvor very likely finds that the house doe* not
eait him &n<3 he must look for another.
The hermit crab, which can he found anywhere
•round New-York In the pools left by the receding
tide. aaoaUy lives in the shell of a whelk, but In
case of necessity he will take up with anything.
«vtn an cM pipe or bottle. When shells are plenti
ful, however, l.« is ax particular as any house
keeper looking for a flat. When he finds an apart
ment that appears satisfactory he examines it
very carefully, holding it off at arm's length, turn-
Ing It around and poking his claws Inside Hav
teg anally decided that it will do. he comes out of
Jus old shell and dart* Into the new so quickly that
St is almost impossible to see him do it. for he haa
no mind to expose his .oft body v > tb« danger* of
the can. He hui.gr on to his old .<*.••; . U i he is aura
the new one -*lildc. end often changes his abode
'several tim« before li« la satisfied ™
The crab ,, £ *" Urn ' himself into hi, stolen house
that precise purpose, and which ho carries with him
wherever he go-. Thus the .oft part of his body
and comfortably prosy. I have sent for a lot of
books of such calibre from the library, and intend
to keep to that class of literature until my brain
Is rested and I have recovered my mental appe
CARD PLAYING CHARACTERISTICS.
"The day for those nice little prizes that we
used to play for at bridge seems to ''" over."
writes a woman from a well known watering place.
"Every one plays for money now, 'pur at simple,'
and on the whole I think It Is much better. To
play for prizes i? substantially the sam« thing,
and all the characteristics, good and bail, that card
playing seems to bring out are just as apparent—
the greediness, the good sport, tho r*-eviKhness,
the generosity and sometimes, alas, the dlshon
there are fishes who are quite willing to swallow
him. castle and all. 80 many of them have found
other ways of protecting themselves. Growing on
the hacks of the shells occupied by some species
of the hermit crab are found beautiful sea anem
ones, for which the crab manifests great affection.
When he moves to a new shell he puts the anemone
on it first and holds it there until ii Is able to
secure .1 foothold. A Chinese hermit holds an
anemone i:: one of his claws, and if any accident
happens to his friend he is much distressed. This
is because fishes do not like anemones which are
not flowers, but animals, and have a lot of horrid
stinging tentacles This is evidently a great ad
vantage to the crab, and another advantage in that
the anemone often absorbs the shell and lets the
crab live inside Its own body. This saves the
trouble of moving, for the cavity Inside the anem
one enlarges as the crab grows, and the .bell does
not. As for the anemone, it likes the arrangement
because it lives on the scraps from the crab's table
and gets free Transportation besides. Sometimes,
instead of growing on top of the shell, the anem
one attaches Itself to tho under Bide, so that the
scraps from tin- crab', dinners drop right into its
Various other animal* also grow on the shells of
hermit crabs, and inside is often found 11 worm
which not only lives at the crab's expense, but
actually takes the food oat of Its mouth. This
worn is supposed to be a scavenger, and beneficial
to the crab. Otherwise it would not be boarded
free of charge. So the supposed hermit turns out
to have two inseparable companions, one Inside and
one outside hiH shell, and he has therefore abso
lutely no right to the name he bears.
ThuK the hermit crab lives, fighting a good fight
for his life amid th« perils of the deep and pros
pering so greatly that his family has spread almost
over the whole globe. Hut tho day comes at last
for him to lay down his arms ami rest from his
labors forever, and on that day he does, perhaps,
the (strangest thing of his life. He comes out of the
home he ha* so long defended and stretches himself
out before it to file. How does he know that his
hour has come, and why does he not want to die in
his house? Nobody knows, but the fact is so, and
among all the tragedies of nature there are few
more pathetic than the end of this brave little
FREAK ANIMAL PUZZLE PRIZES.
Following are the five successful little prize win
ners of the animal freak puzzle published July 31:
Lucy A. Khasan. Neversink Postorßce, Sullivan
County. N. V.. age twelve, a sterling silver badge;
Anna M. Page, Essex Falls. N. "., age ten, «
rterllng silver badge; Ernest Kluge, No. 206 South
Tenth-aye., Mount Vernon. N. V.. age eleven, a
book; Leonard 8 Church. No. 710 East ITront-st.,
Plalnfleld. K. J . age nine, a sterling silver badge,
and Woolverton T. Stedtnan, Utlca, K. V., age
nine, a starling silver badge.
HOW ELEPHANTS GATHER FRUIT.
The elephant (says Captain Bikes, In his book on
the •Tropical Nile") does not bother to pick fruit
s*"wl y »«'a treav but will butt the trunk with auch
force that all the ripe fruit is shaken off. He then
picks it oft the ground with his trunk and pops it
into hiß mouth. Hts favorite species Is the wild
plum, though he -will eat many other fruita.
oth^bVy P i P &n ! a na.T^T twins would you buy tha
other boy a banana, too?
Papa— Certainly, ray son
Willie— you surely ain't going to cheat ro«
out of another banana Ju*t because I'm »M u> uu
NEW- YORK DAILY TFIBUNE. SUNDAY. AUGUST 14. 1904.
esty are all shown Just aa much. If not more, at
the so-called tournaments and private parties,
where only prizes are played for and the players
pilde themselves on their high principles In not
playing for money, as where they do play for It.
Or. the whole. I think present methods are an im
provement. It is not getting around the question,
at all events, and It seems to m« more business
like. Another solid advantage is that it sifts out
the players better, the poorer sort being forced
for very shame's sake to give up the game, for
although it may not be considered a positive «ln
to play bridge badly it certainly is growing to be
deemed a social misdemeanor, and those who have
not been gifted with a card head' are soon given
to understand that their room is more desirable
than their comnauy."
PRETTY WEDDING PRESENTS.
"I am devoting myself entirely to tablecloths in
the way of summer work this season," said a
woman who does very artistic needlework. "I find
as presents they are more appreciated than any
thing, nnd are always sure to be useful. I have
Just finished a set of five o'clock tea napery con
sisting of a cloth and a dozen napkins that I think
very pretty. I intend them for a wedding present,
and, taken together with the Oriental tea set of egg
shell porcelain, I think they mill make an acceptable
present, as I have copied the pattern on the tea set
In embroidery in wash silks as a border for the
table cover and napkins. I am ri"W doing another
tablecloth," sh« continued; "a circular one for a
round table in a friend's drawins room. The wood
work is all White ana the hangings are of pale
tinted brocades ami tapestries, SO J have to be very
careful in my color scheme. My foundation is, as
you see. already finished. These banrls around a
centrepiece, you say. look intricate, but they are
not really so. 1 first cut out my circular table
cover in brown paper, then baste <in ,i centre disk
of whlta satin, turning up iho edges neatly; then
with a lino of separation abput >•* wide as a coarse
knitting needie I baste on a clx-inch circular strip
of pale blue patm, then in like fashion iinother
circular strip of }>ale yellow, and so on in all the
pale tints of the decorations until my cloth la of
the required dimensions, all basted onto the
paper w'th neatly turned In edges. The next step
Is to connect the strips. This I do by 'fagotting'
them together with heavy embroidery silks to
Scientific Care of Scalp and Hair
"Xo, I didn't come op to shop — I came up to
have the seashore taken out of my hair," was
what the young woman with the shiny colls under
he"/ mushroom hat waa saying, in bar pretty, eager
>ay, to the other Klrl In old blue linen, as they
waited together for a cab to drive up to the
After they hud settled themselves comfortably
insUlo. with "S.s, please," to the cabbie, "What's
that?" asked the blue linen girl. "What's 'the
■eashora la your hair'?"
'•\Wil, to hear tho way my hairdronser goes on
about it. you'd think it was something very
dreadful," replied the other. "You know, summer
is the worst possible time of the year for hair,
anyway, because of th<» di:st and perspiration
that will moke it gummy, and stick it all down
to your head, and ugly it. But If to that you add
salt water— and, of course, however careful you
are your cap will sometimes let in a little water
—the combination is positively deadly. That's
what she says. The salt seems to eat It right out
by the roots, and besides it fades It and robs it of
its light und lustre, and makes It harsh and
hateful. Not If you wash the salt wator out
thoroughly, of coume. but then you never do."
Summer and early fall are harvepi times ;o the
scalp miFseuse and the hair specialist, whose pleas
ant and lucrative office it is to repair the ravages
wrought by old Father Neptune and by th..- rigors
inoMeatal to dusty runs In motor earn and long
days on the golj links and tennis courts. A visit
lo <?••■ parloni Ol a half and scalp Hpecialist nsar
the Waldorf-Astoria revealed every chair occu
pled and the waiting room filled with girl.- and
won. on In v Kreater or less state of anxiety o\*er
their hair or dUgust with it.
"Kvery scalp specialist has her own method,*'
BaU the proprfatar of tho aMahllabaMßt, as she
deftly plckad tha pins out of a glri a dark tressM
and let thrrn ripple down over tho buck of the
oiior.iinsK chair. "Simelimea you hear ono who
Hobu to Win a Trise.
CONTEST SO I— »«rrllrg Miter Trlbin:* pr«»- pla for tbe b««t drawing of a Mhe«l« a .| pony and r«rt
CONTKST NO. I— A .liver b«d c , for th* brat origin*! four Una •tnm» containing the word "goldM-rod ■
CONTKST NO. a— A .liver bnd«;« at • book for the moat latrrr.tl,,, photograph on any »t:bj«ct
CONTEST NO. 4— A »ll*rr badjrr. a book, « bos of l»loc, • ch«-krr»i»..r<! or a h.i.rb.,11 for the Wai <!«•
•olution* of the illiintrated puti!« on I til* pace.
On sure to «Ut« your tirefrrrnc* of th* pritet effrrod la rarh ronleet.
Be »urp to ttittit your age.
All drawing* should be la Mark Ink urn wblt* paper.
Alt ror.tr«l» >hould rr<u-h the ofltr* by Wrdnr»daj. Aug. 34.
AddreM I.ittU Mm nd I.lltl* Womra. .New-York Tribune.
'Brought by the Postman.
THE DEVIL-H HOLE. NIAGARA.
While vi»itir.K Niagara I did not enjoy anything
more than the Devil's Hole, and I climbed twlc«
up the steep path leading to it, to vlfit it.
September 14, 1763, at the time when th« French
and the English were lighting fur ownership In
America, three hundred and fifty British soldiers
marched from Fort Niagara to Fort Schloaier.
On their way they passed the Devil's Hole, lo
cated on the top of a high precipice, and the Seneca
Indians, who used tho cave as a hiding place In
times of war, attacked the soldiers as they halted
to eat their dinner.
The Indians drove them alivo over the preclolce
In order to keep their hiding place secret. Only
PRINCESS ELJZABETH OP RUMANIA,
In the uniform of her mother's regiment. The
princess is now tea years of age.
thro© persons escaped to tell the story -a mounted
soldier, who Bpurred hid horse through the siav
agea; a drummer boy, who«e belt cuught in a lr«e
and a woundi-d man. who rolled under some bushes.
A stream flowinf beneath th* precipice was given
the nemo of "Bloody Run," en account 01 the
massacre. FIX>RBNCB R. T. SMITH.
No. 6 Klm-st., Nekton. N. J.
NOT A FOX. AFTER ALI*
There wu once a collie dog- which was very
large. One morning, as a llttl* girl was going to
school, she saw this dog running around very
wildly, and she thought he waa a fox, and Khe
got afraid of him. And when she got home she
said: Mother, as I wae going to school this mcm
HONORABLE 3 MENTION
Corneliua B. Bavase. RidgeCald, Cona,
match the colors. As you say, I think the coloring
lovely, and my cloth is all ready now to put the
embroidery on. This will be a wandering vine of
morning glories with natural ai»ed flowers that re
produce the coloring of the satin strips. I feel sura
it will be a success and I long to begin at the
flowers. When It is all finished I shall line it -with
pale green china silk."
PERENNIALS FOR NEXT YEAR.
It Is not too late yet to start a bed of perennials
for next season that will bloom and take care of
themselves with little or no aid from the owner.
An effective border about three feet wide, cut In
front of a hedge which forms a fine background,
and which will be sure to prove very effective and
■satisfactory next summer, may be arranged as
follows: At the back sow two rows of hollyhocks.
in front of these a row of mixed foxglove, then a
row of Illy bulbs, then eentaurea and gallachia
mixed, then perennial asters and popples, and lark
spur, bringing it down to a border of striped
ribbon grass. Such a bed will continue to thrive
for years, and as the flowers all come Into bloom
about the same time the effect is a very gay one.
If a few sunflower seeds are sown back of the
hollyhocks against the hedge, they will add to the
display. g, t
Seeds are more apt to germinate at this time if
sown in a box and then transplanted, and a pane
of glass or newspaper laid over the box to keep
the soil moist until the tiny seedlings appear will
also help to insure success. A bed of rotation
perennials that will be self-starting in the spring
and bloom from early spring until late autumn is
more difficult to arrange, but once started it will
be a joy forever. Bulbs solve the problem for
spring and early summer. The list already given
will provide gay bloom 1 ' for the midsummer, while
autumn can be provided for with perennial (not
annual) cosmos, hardy chrysanthemums and
other late bloomers. In a crowded bed of this
sort good rich soil should frequently be applied
round the roots of the growing plants, liquid
manure given occasionally and plenty of water in
dry weather. Single beds of perennials, too, are
effective find many bloom throughout the entire
season. Gallardlas, delphlnum phlox, tho perennial
hybrid poppy and the giant sweet William all
make fine individual beds.
advises a weekly shampoo and holds t«p her hands
in horror a» the Idea Of a month without one. I
don't. The less you shampoo the average heud of
hair the bettor for It, and every Wx Veeki t-'omes
nearer being 1 the right period than every week.
Never oftener than once? a month, I say. whatever
tho hair and ita condition. American g'Hs sham
poo their hair to death while they are young, then
wonder why their hair Is bo poor and weak when
they get to middle life. It is the constant wash
ing that does it. Men go bald for the name reason.
Washing over-stimulates the oil glands, which
should keep their oil for the nourishment of the
hair, with the consequence that the hair becomes
greasy with tho wasted oil. and must soon be
washed again. The scalp becomes depleted of what
ought to have remained in It to enrich the hair,
and the hair begin* to fall."
Ail thla time she had been combing the hair free
of tangles with a rather light -weight rubber comb,
and brushing out as much dust and lint aa pos
sible. First of all, however, she. went around the
outskirts of the s.-alp, rumpling It up, as It were,
in her two hands— to loosen it," as she explained.
"The scalp ought to be free and flexible, not
tight und muscle bound, the way yours is. Do you
ever have your head massaged? No; I thought not.
Tour scalp feels pretty hard."
The 'hampoo proptr began with the application
by means of a stiff nailbrush of white caatlle soap
dissolved in water and ruhbed well Into the roots,
to be sostled later into a fine lather under the
sprays of hot and cold water. The shimpooer
treated that head Juat about as nhe would a shirt
waist, short of iK.liinif H. She rubs it thla way
and that, using a little force, so as to dig up the
sralp. and then *h* wrings the hair dry. nloshes
on mort water and manipulates it for nbout ten
minutes, till ali vestige of dirt has flowed away in
a b«th of snowy soapaupds.
•Ju»t pure white ra.«Ul« soap." (the In driving as
with ii final rln«e r , ; ..i water—the shampoo has
reaembif.i nothing so much aa a Tirkliih O»th— she
claps a spotless huckaback towel over the drip
in* I met v f .11 ' And h<r mothrr suj ! ■That was
no fr>». my child. That wni i •■
BUajibeta, N. J. MARGUERITE i i- • KKRT
THANK YOU" LETTERB.
Dear Editor: Thank you very much for the nice
book, "Bessie Bell." which you sent me a.i a prize.
It was very interesting. Yours gratefully ,
St. Elisabeth's Rectory. Babylon^Lons^lsland!
Dear Editor: I had been absent from home for a
few days, and on my return was greatly delighted
to find that I had won ana of the five prises you
pu«!e fOr th * correct an. ■. r t0 "Hidden Names"
With many thanks. I am. Resp+etfully yours.
v . «» _ .' « WALTER fIf'HWEICKERT.
V%w .York nettyn ctty. Un <lr ' a " and " f ° " y " " Bhth -
Dear Editor: I received the book, and have read
It through, and enjoyed it. as President Roosevelt
is one of my favorites. I thank you very much
Very truly yours.
v. M ... l i °,",* ■ ALLEN B. VERMILYA
st.. New-\ork City. J " H1 ' " i<l "' " f ° r ' y " DtoUl "
iP c ? r Editor: Thank you very much for • the
No. » West MlUon-uv/l'^^ay: N <: !/ !H ° Nd -
Dear Editor: I thank you very much for tho
book that you sent me. I think it is very nice,
it has co many pretty picture.-! in it, and It la tho
nr -5nP rlze J h^ t l have « ver < ; arr "' ( l TOUM truly.
Milton, N. r. H. ERNEST IHCLL.
Dear Sir: I received the badge, which I think In
very pretty, and thank you for it. My note of
thanks to you was delayed on account of sickness
v oiS»Tr<:. 0 . - N ' ELUE Posr -
Carl WUU». Halataad-at,
THE "PERFECT SHAPE" GIRDLE FOUNDATION.
The Foundation Is to be u»«d to correctly adjust tU*
fashionable <iIRDI.E for Shirt Wal»ta. Or, attached t»
the watat lining and trimmed with the dress material.
or ribbon, forma a perfect girdle for tna drssa.
NO PINS! NO TEARING!
Always in t«a Right Position— A Boon to 6ood Orassen.
SIMPLE, LIGHT, CHEAP. UNBREAKABLE.
BLOOM I CO., 1870 Lexington Aye., N. Y. City,
Inventory and Manufacturers. Tel. Call, 140 a Harlem.
ASK YOUR DRY OOODS DEALER FOR IT. LIBERAL TERHS TO LADY AOE.NTS
ping locks and partially dries them with a few
quick, vigorous pusses.
"Ammonia, the standby of so many. Is bad. very
bad. for the hair. It dries it all up. I do not care
for any of the shampoo powders of some spe
cialists. Unless some strong cleansing prep
aration, like a solution of borax and water, la
first used. I don't see how the scalp can possibly
be cleansed of its dirt and dandruff by any pew
der. Another uses only cold water on the realp —
never warm or hot water. You know -veiy well
you could not remove grime and grease from any
other part of your body with cold water, no it's
not very logical to expect to do it with your scalp
and hair, which are exposed to all kinds of dirt."
Now ' for the brisk ten minute massage, fol
io wirij in th© wake of a tonic that has be«s euger
ly sucked up by the pores of the newly liberated
Any woman could do it for herself. If she chose,
one. of the attendants is heard telling her cus
tomer, only it would not be so utmetlciat, as she
would be putting out her own stieiHlh. and she
could not do It so well, either.
"1 can tell by your, scalp that you are nervous,"
remark* a second to a middle aged woman In the
chair before her. "How? Why, because It is so
white. That shows you have a. poor circulation.
It ought to be pink, with the blood flowing close
under the surface. Indigestion and dyspepsia
would show just as clearly, too." '
A woman who is having a blast of warmed air
thrown upon the top of her head to dry every speck
of moisture remaining after her shampoo is be
wailing her first gray hairs.
"Haven't you got something to stop them
with?" she Inqulrea, almost tearfully, as the hand
mirror discloses the presence of the obnoxious In
truders. It is too dreadful to think they will spread
and spread till they form big ban reaching up
from her temples to her pompadour!
•There Isn't anything that will «top your hair
from turning gray, if it wants to turn gray."
replied the attendant. "Any one who could invent
a sura cure wouui make his fortune. Gray hair
Is often due to an excess of magnesia in the sys
tem and the absence of iron. It Is brought about
by ill health, anxiety, fright. Sometimes one is
disposed to it by heredity. In that case the gray
is very apt to appear Hrst under the pompadour.
If the hair takes to turning steadily darker, it is
very apt to be the forerunner of a general graying
of the whole head.
'But there are lots of things worse than gray
hair," she added cheerfully, for th« encouragement
of th» poor woman, who was looking rather dis
"Baldness, for instance."
"There's a question I should like to ask you."
(iy young thing was saying, as the woman
behind her went rapidly over her head, sepa
rating thw hair into tiny divisions and brushing
each with a smart, firm downward stroke of tha
brush before she passed on to the next
••Borne women haw su ,.h nice looking heads.
Their hair is as glossy as if v had been polished,
and yet each individual hair appears to stand
distinct and clear from the others. The effect is
something indescribably elegant and well groomed.
How do they manage It? 1 '
"By continued care of the hair, chiefly brushing.
The royal road to a well greomed head flea by way
of the hairbrush. If every woman would con
scientiously do for herself every night what I am
now doing for you, we hair doctors would be driven
out of business. Don"t be content to smooth the
hair down all over the ....itside with your brush.
Kivido the hair and then brush each little wisp by
"Twenty-rive strokes on one side before you get
into bed. twenty-five on the other, then turn over
your hair and brush fifty times up from your neck
and ears. That will round out your neck and
•over up y,,ur col too. If the scalp gets
tender, slow rtr>wn. Brush every night, shampoo
every fl\ .• or six week*— n< t oftener-and your
ought to look w*U groomed. Once every six months
rtavt. it dipped or slng-d. Wo clip when the moon
!■ new, singe when It is full. Your hair is like a
\!i c you know. If you cut It. It bleeds. The object
in singeing is to prevent It from bleeding and losing
!it>. But if you clip when the moon U new.
t'. a funny superstition!" exclaimed tha girl.
And ns old as it's funny," replied the masseuse
preparing to ulnge th* tips of her patron's auburn
hulr (for th« moon w.-ta near the full)
And that was all sh«> -.ould or would say about It
THF.KK AUK SKVKRAL THINGS
It is eiisv to se ( - th.it the people have got on on©
another's, hats, but thai •• only thing that
N wrong, and the little folk will need to have
shnrp eyes to dlacover wh.it sb* - place.
Five priaea ara waiting for the littla men and
Uhing* to tShinK About.
The prize book for the neatest ami best solution
of last Sun.iay'a puzzles goes to Alice Eergln,
eleven years old. of No. 365 Flfty-nlnth-st.. Brook
lyn. ' « •-
A book is offered .is the prize for t'.<« beat work
on the "Things to iiunk About" to-day.
All competitions must reach the office by Thurs
day. August IS.
Addresa Little Men and Little Women. New-York
words (flra letters f.icin.— A mountain In
Arabia: a coloring substance; first letter of Or-'ek
alphal ng in the fancy; fr-shly
The initial mi.i final leturs spell the namea of
two countries in Southern Europe,
I.— A rapid course; a boy's name; tranquil* a.
girl s name.
2-— Colored circle around th© pupil of the eyes
a flower; land surrounded by water; a prophet.
Why is a clock like an automobile?
•My Irst1 rst ia , the or * nn of hearing: my second is a
kind of grain; my third la an article of furniture:
my fourth is the organ of sUht: my fifth la a
bond. My whole is the state of being fretful.
2. My first is to subside; my second is a vowel;
my third Is a preposition. My whole is a song to
quiet Infants. *
Answers to Puzzles Published August 7.
W. Kling MMlck. Albany, N. T.
Mrs. Widow's Soothing Syrup
should always be iwed for children teething. (a
soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all palnT
cores wind colic, and Is the best remedy for diarrhea*.
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
SUMMER. FANCY WORK
Stamped linen shirt waists Including- 3 yards best linen
$2.73. Stamps} sheer linen corset coven. $1.23. .Starr.-...}
sneer linen chemises. $1.85. Large assortment of ■tanped
collar and cuff sets, 35 cents. Har<l*nger materials Em
broidery silks and cottons, all grades and tixes. Mono
grams designed for table linens. Stamping and designing
to order Commenced pieces with material* to finish
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No electricity, poison or pain, S3 years' exp«rl«nca
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PROPHECY OF A GYPSY.
The story of "The Three Sisters of Denmark"
sound* like a fairy story, but all the sam it ia
devoutly believed by the natives of the little north
ern kingdom. The "three sisters" are now the
Queen of England, the Dowager i.'iarr.a and the
Duchess of Cumberland, out they started in lif»
as girls in a very plain, simple household. So
poor was this royal family that for a daughter to
have two new dresses in the course of one year was
considered great good hick. St!!!, they were
brought up as ladies and princesses should be.
Once upon a time— end here one can feel the de
licious fairy feeling creeping in— the three orm
cesses were taking their usual walk m their so?emn
Danish woods, when they fell in with a gypsy whe
Insisted on telling them their fortunes P
'You are to become queen over one of the larg
est kingdoms of the earth." she told the V.* t
young girl. And to-day she is Queen of England
And you, too. she told the second. You will
become a queen, but a queen without a kingdom "
was her message to the third daughter, who is now
Duchess of Cumberland, but nnUht have been a
queen had her husband not yielded his claim to the
throne of Hanover.
OPINIONS OF WOMEN.
All women are good— good for something or good
Unhappy la the man to whom his own mother
has not ma'!* all other mothers venerable.— Rlchter.
A beautiful woman is the only tyrant— man is not
'authorized to resist.— Victor Hugo.
A curious fact— Satan deprived Job of everything
except his wife.— Observer.
A good book and a good weman are excellent
things for those who know how to appreciate
their value. There are men, however, who Judge
cf both by the beauty of the covering.— Dr. John
What is woman? Only one of nature's agreeabU
If woman lost us Paradls;*, she alone can restore
it.— J. G. Whlttier.
A beautiful woman la a rractlca! poem, planting
tenderness, hope and eloquence in all whom she
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A PUZZLING "MIX UP ."
WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.
women who ■ .•■. Improve on the picture. For tS»
five neatest arrangements the choice of a •!!
ver badge, a book, a box of paints, a bnseball and
a checkerboard is offered. All puzzles should b«
a checkerboard are ottered. All pussies should b«
1. A rolling atone gathers no moss.
2. All is not gol<l that glitters.
3. It la a long Line that ha 9no turnlßg.
The Louisiana Purchase.
FLIGHTS OK STAIRS.
1. I. All
DKKVI3 - GERUND _
OUR LITTLE VERSE MAKERS.
The prize winner this week In tha original four*
lin«.d stanza contest is Edith Uowlaal Robinson.
DriftwtHil Cottaee. Falrflvi .: Beach. Conn. ;
Little Miss Ox-Eyed Daisy.
Had only one bis brown eye.
But she always kept that wide open
To look at the beautiful sky.
EDITH HOWLAND ROBINSON.
(Age • t ' n years.J
Driftwood Cottage. Fairfleld Baam Conn.
Following are some of the other verses received*
An ox-eyed daisy means happiness.
- s A marguerite means health,
A briar rose means purity.
A marigold means wealth.
FLORENCE 1. DORFLINCiER.
Cottage No. M, Essex Fells. N. 2.
An ox-eyed daisy grows In a field.
Down In the grass by the brook. .
And the children passing by from school,
~ Say to each other. Look!
CORDELIA JANNAR iii
(Age eleven y«*ra,J
No. 204 Highland-st.. Syracuse. N. T.
The little ox-«v*?d daisy.
I* sitting In the graas. . .
And shd doth wave her pretty head.
To all her friends who pass.
GERTRUDE M. ACKERMAN.
(Age eleven years.)
No. 151 Falr-st, Paterson. N. J.
Great bis ox-eyed daisies.
With petals of mellowest golfi.
They're waiting— waiting, for
The we« baby buds to unfold.
ANNA MARGUERITE NETTBUPgK^
No. i.Hr.West Slxth-st.. Erie, Pena.
Our young friend Ann* Marguerite sent with this
verse a pretty pen and ink sketch of the <**•?*«*
daisy, but. owing to lac* of apace. w« ax* oaa&la y»
aria**" * •"•:•• • • ' ■"