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C. D. HALE, Publisher
MAKING OP BOOKS.
If of tbe making of many books, Id
tbo aenso of printing them, thcro la no
end. still less 1b there nn end of writ
ing would-bo books. Accepted tnnnu
scripts amount to tho tens of thou
sands, but tho number of tho rejected
Is myriad. This fact Is generally
known, but attempts to rcduco th
knowlcdgo to a statistical basis have
been fow, says the New York Evening
Post At tho recent dinner of the
Authors noddy In England tho cdltoi
of tho Cornhlll stated that of all the
manuscripts offered to Smith, Eldot
& Co., "less than two per cent" wore
accepted and published. This ratio Is
probably too low for tho trado as a
whole. Publishers of tho standing of
tho firm tnontlnncd must liavo moro
manuscripts sent to them than do
houses not of so established a reputa
tion, and, moro thnn this, would nnt
tirally bo moro fastidious than somo
others about whnt they print. Hoth
theso considerations would tend to
keop low their proportion of accepted
offorlnE3. Uut even supposing tho
nvorngo ratio to bo 10 or even IB per
cent., ono sees how great a mass of
writing novcr comes to tho types, and
gets a hint of tho extent of baffled
hopes and oven tragic disappointments
In tho case of authors powerless to bo
Tho recognition of rats as plague
carriers makes It logical to study
their migration. Tho greatest fear of
rata has been manifested In tho largo
harbors of tho Pacific coaBt, whero
rodents come nslioro from vessels that
havo touched at ports In tho Orient
recking with pcstllcnco of various
dreaded descriptions, including the
bubonic plague. Tbe health commis
sioner of Seattlo yesterday liberated
twenty-flvo rats dyed a bright red for
tho purposo of identification and of
fered two dollars apleco for tho pro
duction of their bodies, dead or alive,
together with a report of tho places
'where they are caught This Is dono
with a view of tracing the distribution
of the waterfront rata, when the latter
movo into tho rcsldcnco portion of tho
city, as is their habit during the
.spring. Knowing tho movements of
the ratB, It will be posalblo to war
upon them to better advantage.
Professor Chamberlain's belief that
tho discovery of tho south pole will
cnablo exports to predict the weather
of a year ahead is, considered dispas
sionately, not so incredible Thero
are weather prophotB now who pre
dict tho weather as far ahead as that
JDut beforo poles wore known or even
America conceived Hotspur pointed
out tho essential difficulty in his an
swer to Glcndower's bonst that ho
could "call spirits from tho vasty
deop." It is not so bard to predict,
but tho real troublo Is In making the
predictions como true.
A Chlcngo girl, tho daughtor of a
wealthy contractor, ran away from
home and hired out to do housework,
becauso she bad a hard tlmo with her
studies at school particularly Latin.
Thero are boys as well as girls who
at fifteen dccldo they havo had enough
of books and would llko to go to work.
It fhere is a law to stop them its ef
fect 1b very likely to bo prejudicial to
their future, causing them to Idle
away tlmo in which, if not interfered
with, they would acqulro the dlsclp
line of honest toll
Parisian dressmakers have Invented
a skirt which is moro startling thnn
anything tho ladles havo hitherto
adopted. It contains a ellt which ex
pends abovo tho knee and is to be
worn with stockings mado of Bllken
network with extra Inrgo meshes. Wo
can't bellovo that such a costumo will
meet with general approval if wo aro
to continuo to havo old-fashioned
A woman hnB Just died In Rhode Is
land who In thirty-four years' service
as a librarian read moro than 0,000
novels through beforo they went upon
,tho Bhelves. And yet this martyr In
(the cause of duty was over sevonty
when hor llfo of Blow literary torture
A new railroad terminal In a New
.York town is to havo a "kissing gal
Jiery," whero friends and relations can
meet in osculatory welcome And yet
they Bay corporations have no soul,
with a railroad showing such heart in
terest in its patrons!
In aplto of tho ndvanco of sclenco
It will bo a long time beforo a presi
dential candldato makes speeches
from tho rear platform of an aero
plane. But in tho mcantimo our can
didates will continuo to deliver night;
MarB is not Inhabited,-; according to
an English astronomer. Howover,
tbero is no likelihood that any great
number of our citizens will develop
brain fever over the question.
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This white Neapolitan hat Is one of fashion's very latest creations. The
crown la covered with rnro silk figured in tho dellcato shades of pink and
green, tho pompon being of pink roses with green leaves, being the ruling
stylo for theso hats.
SOMETHING OF A NOVELTY
Inexpensive Lamp Shades May Be De
signed From the Ordinary
An inexpensive, novel nnd pretty
Way of making lamp shades, especial
ly for tho summer cottages, lu to uti
lize .lapancso lanterns. The kind used
aro the rather large, ovalnhnped ones
In either a solid color or half ono nnd
half another. The upper part to tho
dqslred depth is cut off, guided by tho
small bamboo bands which stiffen and
fold it, and is neatly trimmed off. At
the top, which is finished by a black
wooden band, tbo wire hanger Is re
moved and In place of It ono of two
or threo supports substituted. Ono
consists of thrco wires, equidistant
around tho top, nnd bent so as to
hang over tho top of tho lamp chim
ney. Another method is a regular
support fitting tho top and attached to
tho lamp at tho base of the chimney;
or clso the lower edge of tho shado
may bo wired and tho usual tripod
support be used.
I made two like this, using tho first
mentioned stylo of hanging Just for.
fun this summer, and tho cheerful,
red-figured Japanese Illy shades mado
such a hit that all my neighbors made,
or had me make, tho somo things for
them. Harper's llazar.
PRETTY SILK WAIST.
ThlB pretty waist is of light 6llk
piped with black and ornamented with
Ilttlo straps and buttons.
Tho yoke 1b of lace finished at tho
neck with a frill of embroidered mus
lin, and similar frills Unlsh toe sleeves.
Many Shades of Red,
The new combination in smart after
noon and evening gowns In tomato
red, with tho purple of Hamburg
grapes. This red Is ono of tho new
shades of tho fashionable color and is
a lovely ono, Indeed.
Among. Its rivals aro raspberry, wa
ter melon, flame and geranium. Among
tho purples nro grape, night, royal,
Vatican or cardinal purplo and ame
It Is not a new fashion to mlnglo pur
plo nnd red, but for a while It went
out; now It seems to have returned
through the Insisting Infiuenco of Paul
Polret, who has never ceased to lovo
and use It, so that It has becomo more
credited to his name than to any oth
er great designer.
CHARACTER SHOWN BY DRESS
Value, as a Setting for the Personality,
Varies With the Moods of
No woman can afford to bo indiffer
ent in the matter of costume, and all
women are moro or less Influenced by
what they wear.
One damsel swaggers about in mas
culine effects, heavy boots, stiff collar,
tailored coat, etc., another Is sweetly
feminine In fluffy ruffles, picture hat,
chiffons, laces and parasol, and tho
Indlffercico to appearances is almost
Invariably exactly what Bhe lookB
straight-laced, prim, severe, cold, In
capablo of any flight of fancy, lacking
tho power of sympathy, and with no
Intricate uncertainties to soften the
hardness of her character.
Equally true Is tho fact that a gown
which is extremely becoming today Is
very medlocro tomorrow. Its value as
a Betting for tho personality varies
with tho moods of the wearer. When
discouragement, depression nnd a gen
eral feeling of dullness envelops one
In a gray cloud tho tendency Is to don
black, a grny or a dull brown gown.
Such a choice Is a great mistake, tend
ing to accentuuto the gloom about the
wearer. Crush such a choice under
foot and chooso instead the liveliest
dress in your wardrobe. Something
with red, brilliant green, bright blue
or any vivid tone.
WORN AT RECENT WEDDING
CostumeB of Bride and Attendanta
That Were the Last Word for
At a recent wedding of importance
Bomo of tho costumes were note
worthy. Tho bride's gown was of silver and
whlto brocaded satin, elaborately em
broidered and trimmed with alencen
lace. The square court train was
thrco yards in longth.
It was almost completely covered
with n veil of rare old lace, a family
Tho honor maid wore a dainty frock
of palest pink mousscllno do solo over
a faint tint ot bluo liberty silk.
Tho bodlcco had a dropped tlchu of
finest Chantllly laco caught slightly
to the left sldo with a cluster ot small
silk roses, in tho pastel shades of vio
let, pink nnd yellow.
A deep flouncoof six scalloped pleat
lugs of tho mousscllno trimmed the
skirt. Small clusters ot the roses
wcro placed at Intervals around tho
With this gown was worn a fas
cinating bonnet of shirred mousscllno
do solo ot palest blue. A nnrrow
pleating finished tho edgo and a
wreath of small silk roses, matching
those used upon tho frock, encircled
tho crown nnd adorned tho bonnet
Colors In Hats.
This is n season of most brilliant
colors in millinery; cerise, king's bluo
combined with green and a touch of
pink; tho tan shades, sago green, gray
and pink ostrich plumes and smart
combinations ot black and white, all
aro used with a lavish band. Ono of
the smart new touches la to match the
tnffeta dress with a hat faced with tho
same material, trimming tho top of tho
hat with a contrasting color. Contrast
ing facings nro tho rule, but there ara
exceptions. Harper's Bazar,
SPEED OF RAILROAD TRAINS
Curious May Determine How Fast He
la Traveling by Counting the
Perhaps you have often been curi
ous to know Just how fast you were
traveling on a railroad train. Many
roads havo Ilttlo white posts besldo
tho track, marking tho miles und usu
ally tho quarter and half miles also,
but theso may not bo on your side or
Thero le nnothcr wny to tell tho
miles. The telegraph polcB are almost
invariably placed llfty yards apart ex
cept when they carry a very largo
number of wlrco, and If you count
Timing Fast Trains.
tblrly-llvo of them it will bo a mite. If
you havo a watch ,wlth second hands
on It you can tell Just how many
miles tho train Is traveling In an hour.
Noto tho time from ono mile post
to tho next. Anything moro than a
minute is slower than sixty miles nn
hour. If tho second hand gets past tho
mlnuto nnd down to thirty seconds
you nro going forty miles an hour. If
it gets only twelve seconds past tho
mlnuto you nro going titty miles an
hour and eo on.
You may cut this nut and take It
with you on tho train next time you
make a railway Journey, and see if you
can determine your speed.
NEW JERSEY HAS TEXT BOOK
Children Are Taught to Read by
Linking Name With Objects
Principle la Not Different.
A Now Jersey woman has designed
a new kind of text-book to teach small
children how to read. Its general
principal is the samo as that of all
books of Its kind, but it goes a step
farther. For instance, a pago is di
vided into four parts and each part
has tho picture of an animal in it,
with the name of tho animal printed
beneath. Thus far it is llko the old
stylo book, in that it tenches the
child tho name by association with the
object. Thero aro separate sheets of
paper, however, with perforations
along which they can bo torn In part
and bearing also tbo names of the
various animals in tho illustrations.
The child, therefore, looks at the pic-
Novel Text Book.
ture of a cat, for example, studies the
namo benenth it In tho book and then
must pick that name from those on
tbo separato sheets and place It under
tho proper Illustration.
PLAYTHINGS MADE IN AFRICA
Little Puppies Are Tied to the Backs
of Children, Lke Mothers Carry
Little girls In Africa lovo dolls; but
Btich queer ones!
They take Ilttlo puppies and tie
them on to their backs, Just as their
own mothers curry their babies.'
What a wriggling there muBt be!
Dut somo ot them llko better to "play
baby" with little plga. Well, little
pigs aro real cunning (very little,
white ones) but who would think of
Little African boys mnko guns, by
binding together two pieces of cane
for a barrel, putting nt one end a lump
ot clay for tho stock, at tho other a
tuft of cotton for smoke.
They make spears of reeds, also
bows, arrows and shields. With theso
they play "shoot" and "going to war."
They make mud pies, und form unl
mals out of clay, while their Bisters
"Jump tho rope."
Llko children In all lands, they play
a great deal at "make bellovo." '
They do as they see older people do.
Not playing "keep house," or "go vis
iting," or "circus," because they do
not sco thoso things dono by the older
people; but thoy '"tend" they aro
building a hut, making clay jars, and
crushing corn to eat.
"Cnn't you children play without
ringing tbe door bell bo much?" "No,
mamma; Edith and I are playing
home, and Willie 1 the collector."
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SOME DOLLS MADE OF FRUIT
Round, Well-Formed Apple la Needed
For tho Body, With Arms, Leoa
and Neck of Toothpick.
A round, well-formed npplo lo need
ed for tho first doll. Tho arms and
legs are made of four wooden tooth
picks, stuck In tho apple at tbe proper
angle. For the feet, use raisins; and
for the bands, blanched almonds with
fingers cut In them. The neck Is
formed of nnothcr tootplck, and a wnt
nut or n filbert forms the head. If a
walnut Is used, shave tho roughness of
tho nut on one side to form tho face,
cnrvlng tho noso nnd other features
and leaving them In relief. Two blnck
currants make good eyes and a pleco
of beet or cherry makes a good mouth.
A burnt match Is needed to gtvo the
faco Its expression. You will llnd tho
doll very funny, and qulto capablo of
being dressed In many styles In a pa
per napkin. If long hair In desired,
corn silk may bo used.
An orange man Is mado of two or
anges, ono large und one small. Tho
eyes, nose and mouth nrc curved In tho
smaller orange; and cars are made by
turning out n weo bit of tho peel. Then
divide tho large orango In halves, fol
lowing tho lino or tho sections. Ono
half, with all tho pulp removed, will
make a hat, tho edges of which may
bo turned up. Tho other hnlf orange
is laid on its flat side lo form tho
base or body. The small orange is
placed on top of this, a scrap of skin
having been removed trom both surf
aces to make a flat surface on which
to rest tho head. Two wooden tooth
picks or n sharp little stick uro thrust
through to hold tho two together. It a
paper nnpkln 13 used for a skirt, it will
make a "lady doll." A strip ot tho
whlto orango peel from Inside tho hat
wi.. mnko trimmings or n necktie.
A raisin man is made by stringing
fat raisins on wire hairpins, using
large ralslna for the body nnd smaller
ones for tho legs and arms.
UNIQUE TOY MADE OF IRON
Patent on Device Supplemented by
Permanent Horseshoe Issued to
Columbus, Ohio, Man.
A patent upon a device consisting
of a soft Iron wheel traveling upon a
permanent horseshoo magnet has
Tho Traveling Wheel.
been Issued to Louis I). Lewis, Colum
bus, Ohio, says tho Popular Elec-.
The wheel acts as a "keeper" and Isj
tho horseshoe Is tilted tho wheel rolls)
along tho rails mado for it, around the:
ends and afong tho under side ns well,
apparently defying the law of gravity.
Tho devico Is designed for a toy.
MAGIC UDDER GAME AMUSES
Interesting Pastime Played by Use of
Multiple of Seven Winner Is
Left Facing Center.
Standing in a ring tho children be
gin counting as follows:
Tho leader says, "Ono I see;" tho
next player says, "Two I see," and so
on in turn until tbo number seven Is
reached. Tbo seventh player, instead
ot pronouncing the magic number by
saying "Seven I see," says, "I go up
ono round," and starts to run around
the circle on tho outside. The next
player continues, "Eight I aco;" the
next, "Nino I see," and so on till tho
next multiple of seven. Tbo first run
ner tries to get around to his place
before "fourteen", is reached. If not
successful, tho runner is out of the
counting part of the game, nnd though
remaining in the circle must turn and
stand facing outward.
When "fourteen" Is reached, this be
ing twice seven, tho player, Instead of
Baying "Fourteen I see." nays, "I go up
two rounds," nnd stnrts to run around
the clrclo beforo "twenty-one" is
renched, which la tbo signal for "going
up three rounds."
Each player having a multiple of
seven speaks accordingly nnd runs
onco around tho clrclo; but thoso who
should bo runners sometimes fall
quickly to recognize tho fact, in which
case they must turn nround and for
feit their count lor me resi 01 ui
gamo. Tho game goes on until one
tho winner Is left facing in toward
Heaven Lost Its Charm.
"Mamma," the Chicago Post quotes
tho five-year-old, sitting In his batb,
as saying, "wo havo to die."
"Yes," asHonted tho mother, rub
bing him cheerfully.
"I havo to die, nnd you havo to
"Oh, yes; somo time."
"Then .wo have to go to heaven.
Will they live in different houses, or
all together in ono rnmuy.'"
"Perhaps nil In ono family," sug
gested tho mother, carelessly.
"Then I don't want to go to henven.
There wouldn't be anybody to visit"
Zebra la Defined.
A Ilttlo boy writing n composition
on the zebra was requested to de
scribe tho animal, and to mention
what it 1b usoful for. Aftor deep re
flection, he wrote: "The zebra Is like
a horse, only striped. It is chiefly
used to illustrate the letter Z."
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It is used on sample stoves by
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