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DESTRUCTIVE SAN JOSE SCALE
EXCITES INTEREST AND ALARM
Pest May Be Controlled by the Proper Us. of Insticldal
"In the entire history of destructive
Insect pests," wild Entomologist How
ard the other day, "no Insect has ex
cited so much Interest and alarm as
has the Snn Jose scale. Its attacks
arc insidious and In many Instances it
has acquired a firm foothold in a sec
lion of country before its presence
was suspected But a few years ago
the San Jose scnle was considered a
veritable menace to the growing of
deciduous fruits in the east, and Its
discovery tn an orchard was often fol
lowed by the destruction of the trees
In the hope that Its extermination
might be secured. However, this feel-
ago it has become established in the
principal deciduous fruit-growing re
gions In the more eastern states from
J'.Hiiida south to Florida and Texas.
There are still many fruit-growing
sections throughout this nrea where
the scale has not made Its appearance
nnd no effort should he spared to keep
It out for as long a time as possible;
but Its appearance In an orchard
should not be the occasion of the de
Btructlon of otherwise valuable trees
in view of the fact that' It can be con
trolled by thorough painstaking work
with sprays The Insect is Introduced
into new localities principally on
nursery stock, but once established,
San Jose Scale Is Very Destructive.
Ing of alarm has now given way to .
one of confidence that the pest may
be controlled by the proper use of In
sectlcidal sprays, and without belit
tling the serious character pf the In
sect, it may be said that it has simply
taken its place among the several In
sent pests of the orchard, whose con
trol must be enforced as a regular
feature of orchard or garden work.
"Since Its introduction Into the eaBt
from California some 17 or 18 years
BURN OUT THE
How One Can Prevent the Horns
Growing on Young Calvee.
When circumstances are favorable.
as in the case of farmers who build up
their herds by raising the progeny,
the horns may be prevented from
growing by a simple and practically
painless method, and the custom of
preventing the growth of the horns
rather than deferring the matter with
the necessity of removing them from
the grown animal Is becoming more
popular and more generally practiced
under all conditions except in the
case of calveB dropped on the open
range To do this successfully It is
necessary that the calf should be
treated not later than one week after
Its birth, preferably when It is from
three to five days old The agent to
be used may bo either caustic soda
of caustic potash, both of which may
be procured In the drug stores In the
form of sticks about the thickness of
an ordinary had pencil and five
Inches long. These caustics must be
handled with care, as they dissolve
the cuticle and may make the hands
or fingers sore. The preparation of
the calf consists in first clipping the
j hair from the parts, washing clean
W with soap and warm water, and
thoroughly drying with a cloth or
towel The slick of caustic should he
wrapped in a piece of paper to pro
tect the hands and Bngera, leaving
one end of the stick uncovered.
Moisten the uncovered end slightly
and rub it on the horn buttons or lit
tle points which may be felt m the
calf's head, Hist 00 one and then lie'
other, alternately, twu '"' ' ,l""' ''""""
on euch, allowing the caustic to dfj
after eaeli application. He very tsar
fui to apply the cauatlc tn the bora
button only, it " l brougW In con
tact wlih the surrounding skin it will
cause pain Be very careful ajao nol
to huvo too much molotura on the
stick of caustic, as ii "III excoriate
the skin und make the porta Bore If n
lowed to run flown ovej tk f
After treatment keep the animal p
tected from rain, us watci on i
head alter the application of canst i
iniei conditions of neglect it spreads
more or less rapidly from orchard tc
orchard. The system of Inspection and
fumigation of nursery stock which has
been in practice for some years In
most states has been an Important
means of restricting the more general
distribution, and prospective pur
chasers of trees should assure them'
selves of their freedom from this and
other pest likely to be distributed from
will cause It to run down over the
face. This must be carefully avoided.
All of the preparations which have
been used to prevent horns from
growing on young animals have been
composed largely of one or the other
of the caustics above mentioned. In
view of the fact that these substances
alone, without the admixture of "th-
is. answer the purpose satisfactorily,
it would hardly see.ni to be necessary
to give the following formula, but aa
it was used with good results when
much was being written In regard to
dehorning compounds, It has been
thought best to Insert It here, chiefly
to prevent the necessity for any
further Inquiry on the part of those
who may have UBed It and are no
lunger In possession of It. The fonuu
lu was published in the eighth and
ninth annual reports of the bureau of
animal Industry for 1891 and 18U2. and
the preparation was at that time
quite largely used. It was made by
combining In an emulsion 50 per cent,
of caustic soda. IB per cent, of kero
sene, and 25 per cent, of water. The
caustic soda Is dissolved In the water
and heated to the boiling point, then
removed from the fire, and the kero
sene added gradually, while vigorous
ly stirring the mixture. This emulsion
Is applied In very much the same
manner as the stick caustic, except
thnt It Is necessary to employ a short,
stiff brush, or meat skewer, using the'
large end. which has been ptevluusly
mashed Of contused tu hum stubby
brush. Two or three applications
should be made to each horn button,
as in the case of the stick caustic,
with intervals to allow It to dry.
When a calf Is three or four weeks
old the caustics or caustic prcpara
Hops are of little or no use. The
horns on young animals of this ago
can be removed by one cut of a good
sharp pocket knife, but when the
treatment Is delayed to this age there
Is considerable hemorrhage au a re
sult of cutting the starling horns,
arnica can be entirely molded if the
arnnals aie treated with one of thd
caustic.-, at the earlier age above In
dicated In the very young calf the horn but
tin,, or point that will ultimately de
. lop Into a horn, has scurcely any at
un huieiit to the hIi nil. and may be felt
aa a small bit! ton embedded In thu
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FDcanmi Tea SdDwms
These are two plain tea gowns that are smartened by adjustable trim
mings, which are composed of chine silk or silk voile. The Idea la that the
plain gown may be worn by Itself, and the adjustable part worn when some
thing smart Is required.
The first Is a plain princess gown of silver-gray veiling The silk la
foiincd into a sort of over-dress with high watsted effect. The allk part folds
orer the shoulders, and four long ends fall over the aklrt Wide laoe la
gathered and sewn to the sides, where It falls over the arm; narrower laca
finishes the edge.
Materials required: Nine and one-half yards veiling for the gown; eight
yards silk, about 18 yards narrow lace, and three yarda wide lace for the over
dress. The second Is In pale blue fine cashmere. This 'o la a princess, which
Is cut square at the neck nnd trimmed with Insertion. 811k muslin forma
a deep collar, from which fall long ends that are edged with Insertion, and
the ends finished with frills of lace.
BEAUTY PATCH BACK AGAIN.
Restored to Favor In Franca and
England, But Not Yet Popular
The beauty patch has crept back
Into favor. It Is not uncommon to
see bright eyes enhanced with a fetch
ing patch of court plaster, or attention
called to the alluring dimple by an
other bit of black.
French and English women have
been sporting the patch all winter,
but our beauties are slower to take It
up, possibly because their looks need
Fortunately, as yet the beauty patch
Is confined to tiny diamonds and cres
cents and but one or two to a face.
It Is to be hoped the time Is far dis
tant when the modern belle seeks to
rival her great-great-grandmother, who
used to plaster herself with all sorts
of monstrosities cut from court plas
ter. One fair marquise of toe court of
the Grand Monarque appeared on one
occasion with a coach and four at the
corner of one eye and a knight In full
regalia to emphasize the dimple In her
There Is an art In putting on a
beauty patch, and the girl who thinks
to make herself lovelier by sticking
on a bit of a court, plaster at random
has need of a course of experiments
before a triple mirror.
Silk and Wool Gowns.
Soft and supple and silken are the
new fabrics, almost as Infinite In
variety of weaves as tint, that are be
ing made up into afternoon reception
gowns and evening deml-tollettes for
spring and early summer wear. Many
of these costumes have been ordered
for the large weddings which always
are a marked social feature of that
season. In the pale grays and tans,
as well as In the rich, deep fruit
shades are aeen some stunning high
necked and long-sleeved reception
gowns which answer equally well for
daytime and evening affairs. Many of
these are of cashmere de sole, satin
and eollenne. but faille Is destined to
have a tremendous vogue, and Justly
so, as it wears Indefinitely and Is so
well adapted to the present mode of
draped and clinging effects.
For Foot Comfort.
A well-known chiropodist has given
this hint for shoe comfort: "Never
wear a shoe that will not permit the
groat toe to lie in a straight line."
Cramping the toes not only gives
corns nnd bunions, but so affects the
feet that general misery follows.
Never let vanity force you Into a
shoe too small; the penalty 1b too
steep. It seemed that this particular
form of, silliness was disappearing, but
the recent action of shoe manufac
turers insisting on the correct number
la in ; placed In shoes, whether women
liked it or not looks as If common
senso In footgear still bore cultivating.
Jewels All In One Color.
It is a distinct fad of the moment to
wear Jewels all of one color, und that
In harmony with the polar scheme of
the toilette New wrist bags are of
hiltul clot beted, gold cnloied bilk,
closely done and gathered to a gold
liar But with some curlou.i stone One
latelv seen had. set in lis handle, a
pale green stone with a dainty flying
figure If high relief, done in while
t'lie new parasols, whatever their
color, have sticks of black or dark
wood. Most costly stones are set In
the bundle.-; Vogue
DAINTY TOUCH TO UNDERWEAR
Hand Embroidery the Beat Possible
Finish for the Lingerie of the
There la no better way to finish the
little girl's underwear than the edge
of dainty hand-embroidery after the
French. It may be but the narrowest
possible scallop or the tiniest vine oi
forget-me-not dotted on at Intervals It
may be done In eyelet or seed or solid
stitch, but embroidery it should b
for wear with the best little gowns
The drawers and the neck armholei
of the email underwalst should be fin
Ished the same way. There Is a car
tain other dainty finish for these little
nainsook garments narrow valen
clennes lace that Is Irreproachable,
but the flannel petticoat should always
It la never an evidence of good taste
to overdecorate the underwear of lit
tle children or of big children, either
When hand-embroidery is not poa
slide, and when good laces are not
available, there remnlns the altera
tlve of the Inch and a half hem topped
by a bunch of tiny tucks; and In thli
case great care should be exercised tc
secure the best of nainsook or batiste
The quality of the material will carry
the garment when some cheaper aub
stltute for trimming would not
SUITABLE FOR SMALL GIRL
A useful little dress In striped vl
ella is Illustrated here. The long
wulsted bodice Is 1 1 limned each side
by a strip of galloon, corresponding
stripes are also sewn on the skirt and
continued round the foot. Tucked silk
forms the little yoke edged by gal
loon; a narrow silk frill finishes the
neck. The sleevea are simple puffs
set to bands of galloon at the elbow.
Materials required: Six .yards 30
Inches wide, one half yard Bilk, V4
Trimming That Will Be Popular.
Kllet lace In Insertion and all overs
la to be one of the popular trimmings
for the coining summer's gowns and
I wash frocks.
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Kern's to the girl with s laugh In her
A twinkle alway in its brightness.
Win, readier far la 10 laugh than to cry,
Who takes not life's Wright, but Its
Who dunces Screes carp, n sunshiny ray,
When worry would make sorrow dou
ble. Who has a great mission in unconscious
Hy Waging jway toll and trouble.
Here's to the lad with a Inugli on Ida
Ami u cheery smile to his fellows,
Whose spirit of hope never trouble can
Whose buoyancy every heart mellows.
Who turns from the dark aide a bright,
To take more peralatrnt th bright one,
Who shakes off of gloom every possible
And the gospel of cheer holds the right
Here's to the man and woman of hope,
The ppople who keep llfe'a Is-st savor.
Who Into our Uvea with their own happy
Put a saving nnd strengthening flavor.
And If nothing more of the world'n work
None els.- their wide usefulness smoth
ers. For they keep sllve faith, and hope
might I,., hid
We could better spare lots of the oth
ers. Josh Wink.
In the Ecstatic Stage.
I he Olrl i passing her fair hand
over his brow) There, Arthur! Have
I charmed your headache awayT
Arthur You have, dear! You're my
witch Hazel! Chicago Tribune.
She Poor Ethel has had a great
deal of trouble alnce ahe obtained her
He How's that?
She Hubby has kidnaped her pet
dog three tlmea.
Against the Rules.
"I ahall scream If you attempt to
klsa me," aald the young girl.
"You don't dare," Bald the young
man. "It's against the rules In this
flat to make any unusual nolae after
10 p. tu
Realizing that his argument waa
good, the young lady relented.
Mrs. Chugwater Joslah, what la
the unwritten law?
Mr. Chugwater There len't any.
It's been written up in all the papers.
I've told you that before. Chicago
De Ruyter You see, I drop Into
Kditor Yes, so I see! You appear
to drop cleur through It!
With Sorrow to the Grave.
"Your boy may be Bowing his wild
oats now, but he'll bo a comfort to you
Id your old age."
"The deuce he will! If he keeps on
the way he Is for another year I ain't
going to have any old age."
Matter of Shape.
Mrs Youngwed I want three
pounds of Bteak, please.
Hiiicher Yes, ma'am. Hound steak?
Mrs. Youngwed Oh, l don't cure
whether It's round or square, Just so
It's nice and icielei
Mra. Knlckc r How do you induce
your cook to slay?
Mrs Booker We give her an en
gagement ring that hag to be re
turned. Harpers llazar.
At the Ball Came.
Grace Who is that man they're all
Jack Why. bo's keeping the score.
Qrace Oh! and won't he give It up?
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