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BROUGHT UP TO DATE
HOW LAST YEAR'S COSTUME
MAY BE RENOVATED.
JcdicJous Handling, Combined With
the Use of a Little Fresh rate
rial, Will Work Wonders
With. Old Garments.
The tailored snit seen on the left
sf the two figures illustrated showp
what can be done with a tight hob
bled skirt of two years ago and a lit
tle plain coat in dark navy serge. A
BU!table material to combine with this
would be a heavy whipcord bengaline,
which forms the underskirt; a wide
band of the bengaline (depth about
18 inches) is attached to an under
lining of m es sal in e. The old skirt
could be made to form a conic which
falls to the knees tn front and at the
sides. A separate straight panel sec
tion hangs at the hack, to the full
length of the skirt and is stitched flat
to the tunic. The center seam in
front is opened np and a taffeta
braiding outlines the edge of the but
?? . ton-holes, with buttons on the oppo
site sida The coat is cut away is
front; an effect obtained by merely j
rounding off the sides. The revere
and square sailor collar are in ben
galine, white a taifeta braid binding
ts sewn round the coat to match the
6kirt The sleeves of a coat are gen
erally a little worn, so that it may.
be necessary to cut them off belowv
the elbow and have turned-back cuffs
of the bengaline. This will bring the
costume up to date and give it quite
a new and smart appearance.
The second sketch shows what can
be done to renovate a last season's
blue satin frock with kimono sleeves
and a plain skirt that is slightly gath
ered round the hips where it may
have become worn or Bhabby. For
Renovated Blue Serge Coat and Skirt
and Afternoon Frock.
the skirt, therefore, the best piece
of the original satin could be used,
cutting off the hem and top of hips
and interlining it, while any extra
fullness may be taken out. The bod
ice and upper part is veiled in tucked
marquisite or chiffon of the same
blue shade, while the collar, cuffs and
center front are in blue satin trim
med with buttons. This would make
a charming little afternoon frock, and
be both neat and dainty. The neck
may be cut open or filled in with a
lace or net collar and yoke.
Infant Feeding Intervals.
Some peopl-?, even those who ought
to know better, think that whenever
baby cries he must be hungry, but as
a matter of fact he often cries be
cause he cannot digest his last meal,
and therefore to stuff him still further
is the last thing anyone of sense
A baby should be fed with the ut
most regularity if he is to be well.
For the first three months food
should be given every two hours dur
ing the day, and about every four
hours during the night.
For the following six months he
should be fed every three hours in
the day time and twice or thrice dur
ing the night, and after each meal in
the day as well as in the night, let
the baby lie quietly for at least half
an hour so that nothing may binder
the process of digestion.
It would be a rash promise to pre
dict one specific material for the sep
arate blouse. One may choose from
chiffon, crepe de Chine, satin, plaid,
taffeta, and crepe of various sorts.
The colors are lovely; and again
these colored blouses are worn with
the tailored coats and skirts. For
the . every-day, practical blouse a
striped crepe de Chine would be con
sidered as useful as any other sug
gestion, and two yards of double
width will be a sufficient quantity for
almost any design.-Harper's Bazar.
To Cut Thin Silk
By placing thin silk botween two
pieces of tissue paper you will find
that you can cut it as straight as if lt
were heavy cloth; there will be no
annoying packeriag.-Woman's Home
Bible Was Put Into Rhyme.
Versifications, not only of the
Psalms but of the other books of the
Bible, were numerous in ?he sixteenth
century. One of the most prolific
versifiers was Wiliain Hunnis, wno,
ander .such fanciful titles as "Seven
Sobs of a Sorrowful Soul for Sin,"
'A Handful of Honeysuckles," "A
Hiveful of Honey," etc., published a
number of rhyming versionb of Gene
sis and Job, which .are now worth
their weight in gold to the biblio
The Cinnamcn Scimitar's financial
editor writes: "The dental profession
ls looking down in the mouth. With
*he scavenger, however, everything h?
picking up. The steeplejack's busi
ness, if he is not careful, will be fall
ing off. In the automobile and rail
road line everything is running down.
The sausage and scrapple trade is on
the pig. With the astronomer, how
ever, things are looking up."
Hair Mussed by Lightning.
Edward Koaes prefers in the future
to comb his own locks and wishes
lightning would leave them alone
When his house, in Sullivan county,
was struck the electricity plowed
small furrows about his skull, taking
the hair off his head in every place
it touched. His injuries, besides de
3troying his hair, it is said, were
slight.-Philadelphia North American
Ancients Knew of Elevators.
That the ancient Romans knew
how to works lifts is the latest discov
ery reported from Rome in connection
with the Palatine excavations. Pre
Romulan remains have been found, in
cluding 12 ancient lifts. One of the
latter, which descends i 'o the earliest
known city, is now being cleaned and
pnt into worlring order for the Arcb
The story goes that Java was lost to
the British crown through geographic
al ignorance. When the British were
negotiating with the Dutch early in
the last century, a trembling secretary
pointed out to Lord Liverpool that the
Dutch claimed the island of Java.
-Java, where is Java? Let 'em have
?t," roared his lordship.
Squirrels' Instinctive GJft.
Squirrels, it is said, know how to
judge distances accurately, for they
seldom jump twc distances alike, yet
never fail to land safely when an inch
? too far or too short would mean dis
aster. And dogs mn along beside
horses' heels, judging accurately the
safe distance, and are seldom, if ever,
"Do yon really believe, doctor, that
your old medicines really keep any
body alive V asked the skeptic "Sure
ly," returned thc- doctor. "My pre
Bcriptions have kept three druggists
and their families alive in this town
for twenty years."-Harper's Weekly.
Be Kind Today.
Never, never wait for post-mortem
praise. Speak the kind words which
love prompts, and remember that
words of loving kindness are the best
possible tonic which can be given,
even to the happiest of the mortals.
Kate Tannatt WoodB.
Willing to Do Anything.
? little girL now a famous artist,
long ago was caught using her crayons
on Sunday. As the forbidden joys
were taken from her she sobbed out:
"Mamma, do let me have them, 1*11
draw a church an'-a-a-graveyard
if you will!"
A famous philosopher was discuss
ing truth. "There are three times," he
said, "when a man is justified in tell
ing a falsehood. They aro. first, to
a woman; second, for a woman; and
third-well, I forgot the third."
Mrs. Bacon-"I understand ono eau
learn different languages from the
phonograph?" Mrs. Ebert - "Well,
since our neighbor got his I know my
husband has used language 1 never
heard him use before."
Either Sunshine or Fire.
Put things in the sunshine or before
a fire before wrapping them up. if
possible, not only for airing, but also
to freshen them and make them small
What Did He Mean?
"Now look here, Maria," Bald Mr.
Wombat, "If you don't stop playing
bridge all the time I'll take a hand."
Uncle Pennywlse Say?:
Things political are moving so fast
that some of the old wheelhorses are
having hard work to keep from being
Very Much 80.
"Have you any drop ceilings in your
house?" "Yes, in the kitchen where
the plaster fell down."
What Would Newspapers Do?
If it were not for our mistakes,
life would be pretty monotrvnous.
Sticking to a poor parp?se makes
masy e poor stick.
No matter what your walk
in life, or what your station
may be, you have an opportu
nity to be the possessor of a
bank account, and it only re
maino for you to realize the
importance of this one thing,
to render you indedendent.
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres. ; W. W. Adams, Vice
pres.; K. J. Miras, Cashier: J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, \V. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, K. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
We desire to notify our farmer friends that we
are ready to supply them with fertilizers in all of
the popjlar brands and f?rmulas. We sell the cel
These goods have been used by farmers of this
county for many years and have given satisfaction.
We also have contracted for a large supply o?
ingredients for mixing fertilizers at home. Bear in
mind that we can fill your orders for any kind of
plant food, the dependable kind. Come in to see us.
W. W. Adams & Co.
Saves Expensive Trips
IT WAS NECESSARY for the Attorney to
have a personal talk with a client in a distant
city. The journey would seriously interfere
! with several important engagements made for
He used the Long Distance Bell Telephone,
had a satisfactory talk with his distant client and
was able to keep all his engagements at home.
The Long Distance Bell Telephone increases
che efficiency of business men who adapt it to their
needs. It can serve you with equal satisfaction
By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone?
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Advice to Alpine Climbers.
In the earlier part of the nineteenth
century many even of those who had
bf-on up Alpine peaks themselves de
nounced the B^ort Regarding the as
cent o? Mount Blanc, Murray's Hand
book in the year 1838 stated that "all
who have succeeded have advised no
one to attempt it," and nearly 20
years later noted the "remarkable
fact that a large proportion of those
who have made this ascent have been
persons of unsound mind."
New England Romance.
From Boston comes the story of a
touching phonograph romance. The
manager of a store became infatuated
with the voice of a young woman
whose singing he heard reproduced
frequently in the machines, wrote to
her for her pictures, and the acquaint
ance speedily ripened into marriage.
The bride, by the way, was intending
to study in Paris for grand opera, but
bas decided to settle down in New
England.-San Francisco Argonaut
Prevention of Mildew.
Nothing should be stored in a damp
condition on account of mildew,
which is a vegetable growth, being a
kind of fungus, which quickly spreads,
and is very difficult to remove. To
remove it from flannel ether is best to
use. For mildew on cotton material,
damp the part, rub soap thickly on,
cover with powdered French chalk
and put in the sunshine, and keep re
peating the process until the spots
The Woman in the Case. i
"Digby, you are worrying about
some woman.*' "BiiDes, 1 am." "I
knew it! She is constantly in your
thoughts." "I can't get her out of my
mind." "I wouldn't dream of asking j
you to tell me her name." "7 have j
no objections to letting you know her
name. It is Mrs. Pruner, my lr.nd- ?
lady. I owe her for six months' ?
The truth that we utter is impalp- :
able, yet real; it cannot be thrust
down by brute force, nor pierced with
a dagger, nor bribed with gold. . . .
The cause that we espouse is the
cause of human liberty, formidable to \
tyrants, and dear to the oppressed. !
throughout the world.-William Lloyd !
A gentleman was one day, in the old
coaching times, traveling by a coach
which moved at a very slow pace. ?
"Pray." said he to the guard, "what
is the name of this coach?" "The
Regulator," was the reply. "And a
very appropriate name, too," said thc
traveler, "for I see all the other
coaches go by it"
"R<2ally," began the collector, I can
not understand why a man of your
resources will refuse to pay his hon
est debts." "Then I'll tell you." said
the well-to-do citizen, confidentially,
"if I paid up I'd throw you and sev
eral others out of work, and I haven't
the heart to do it"-Satire.
We please ourselves that in you we
meet one whose temper was long
since tried in the fire, and made equal
to all events; a man so truly in love
with the greatest future that he can
not be diverted to any less.-Ralph
fled While Decorating Grave.
A painfully sad occurrence took
place recently in the Belfast Cty
cemetery, when an aged man named
Charles Kildea, who was engaged in
decorating a grave, suddenly became
ill, fell to the ground, and expired in
a few moments.
If those who are the enemies of
innocent amusements had the direc
tion of the world, they would take
away the spring and youth, tho form
er from the year, the latter from the
Change Comes Slowly.
A love letter, a cure for toothache
and a complaint of a bad boarding
house, according to a contemporary,
were found in excavated writings
4,000 years old. The same old world!
A habit of silence in conversation ls
pleasing and \vin3 applause when it
ie known that the silent one could
talk and talk to the purpose if he
The man who, for fear of being call
ed a tightwad, deprives the children of
their rights is about the most despic
able specimen of humanity that one
can mention off-hand.
The Actor-"What is poetry of mo
tion?" The Poet-"The kind that's al
ways going from editor to editor.**
Woman's Home Companion.
It's not so easy to ruin him with
whom the pressure of Christ's band
lingers In the palm.-John Inglesant.
No thought which ever stirred a
human breast should be aa tola.-gpfr
(ft Browate?. "
CURSING OF CHARLIE
By LAURA HOOVER.
Miss Stelter finished arranging the
last of the display cards of buttons,
and then gave a final pat to the large
wads of hair plastered over each of
her ears as she warily located the dis
tant form of the floorwalker.
"Mame!" she called across the isle.
"Seen them airships?"
"Sure!" responded the girl at the
handkerchiefs. "Art he said ladt
night he'd take me up in one, only he
was afraid I'd yell. He knows a
man who is cousin to a man who
cleans an airship garage-an-"
"Charlie took me down Michigan
avenue yestidday," interrupted Miss
Stelter, ruthlessly. "Charlie always
wants me to be in on everything. Say.it
was great! I nearly broke my neck
"Those 'r* ten cents a card. No,
we ain't got none bigger for ten cents.
"Wouldn't some people frost you.
always wanting more'n their money's
worth! Well, we looked at 'them
things floating around in the sky till
I was dizzy. Then I grabbed Charlie
by the arm. 'Don't you never,' I said
to him, 'don't you never go up in one
of them machines as long as you know
me. Charlie Johnson! You've got to
"What'd Le say?" inquired the girl
at the handkerchief counter.
"I ought-a-known better," pursued
Miss Stelter. "I oughfr-a remembered
Charlie's high-strung nature, and how
it always makes him stubborn to cross
him. But I was that foolish! It
made my head ache to think of his .
being a thousand miles up in the air
and me down below wondering if
two baskets'd be enough to gather up
the pieces in. Anyhow, I'm nervous.
"Dress goods, three aisles to the left.
No, madam, we don't carry that style
button. I tell you that we don't, so
what's the use of looking for it here?
"I'd like to give these people a
piece of ray mind who think because
this is the basement they can impose
on us! So I said, 'Charlie Johnson,
you can just promise me this min
ute. You know how stern Charlie
can look when he wants to-I suppose
it comes from ordering people to step
forward in the car-and he just turn
ed his full expression on me. And then
he said he wouldn't!"
"My!" paid the girl at the handker
chiefs. "Is he that stubborn?"
"Uhhuh," said Miss Stelter, proudly.
"That mau is a regular stone wall.
He said a man that was a man court
ed danger instead of running from
it. and it was a duty he owed
"Six cents a dozen. These are
"Ile looked grand, too, as he said
is. Five aisles down. I wish peo
ple would go 'long about their busi
ness and stop interrupting! He said
he wouldn't humor me in such fool
'"But aren't you afraid?* I ast him.
He just laughed at mo in a scornful
sort of way. 'Afraid!' he said. 'Me
afraid! Well. I guess not! Going up
in airships Is the best thing I do!
Why, I'm perfectly at home in the air!
Of course,' he says, 'I've never been
up in one of these here machines, but
being on top of the Masonic temple
shows a fellow what he can stand.
These people who talk about danger,
huh!' I felt proud of Charlie wheu he
talked like that!"
"Of course you did," agreed the girl
at the handkerchiefs. "I know when
"But I wasn't, going to give in," went
on Miss Steiter. "It's a bad habit to
get into. 'But it's dangerous,' I told
"Charlie just hooted. 'Dangerous!'
he said. 'About as much danger as.
you could put in your eye! The ma
chines are perf?ctly harmless, and you
can manage \ J with a single twist pf
the wrist, because I've read about
'em. I expect Ttl buy one when
they come down cheaper. Why, there
won't be any accident when every
body travels by airship. They're
"We were standing looking up with
ous necks 'most, broke an' ?ne hanging
on to Charlie's arm, coaxing him. I
was bound to get my way, though I
was proud to hoar him talk.
"Right in the middle of a sentence .
Charlie give a yell that you could have
heard a mile off, and waved his arms
like a thrashing machine. 'Run!' he
shrieked, 'run for your life! The
thing'll get us all,' and he streaked it.
"You see, somebody in an upper
story of a hotel had dropped an open
newspaper from the window, and
Charlie's eye had caught a glimpse of
the thing floating down on top of our
hoads-lt was getting hind of duslr-1
and I guess he thought an airsblpi
had got loose and dropp d. "?!!;'.'
"S*\v. you ought to have heard the
people laugh! I was awful ashamed*
but the newspaper drop? - right on,
my hat and covered me up. .
"Charlie came around last night, and
I toll him what 1 thought of him, put
ting a lady in such a position. But
ne promised ho'd never go up in one of
*be things, anyhow!" '.* ..
Well, I should think you'd be re
lieved," said the girl at the handker
chiefs. "Men are the limit!"
Niagara Falls Stories.
James Russell Lowell's remark that
Miagara Falls had nothing else to do
may remind us of the delightful Irish
man who, called upon to be impressed
by his first, view of "all that water
coming down such a height," replied,
"Why wouldn't it?" But the best of
recent Niagara stories is told in the
last Argonaut It is of the housewife'
who saw the falls for the first time.
"Oh!" 6he cried.'"that reminds me-I '
left the kitchen tap running."