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hale more iy.- . hi' h mi ars h ailii.
American a jsimii hae nut, n ii ndc.
the htu n'j h of Ih ir own c. a i t v
!n inatleM of ilri vH ;n hate lln-lr
From h eotis',ui. 'J'hU del'i et iirln-N
largely from Iho fact tli;it tiny di
not Htidy their own Mjh r.nd oici-e-ijllelilly
dop itil ton lately Upon the
.h: I'Tt st Smis t.f their ilfi'iMii.'il. (;.(, wear
ing I'lM 1 1 1) Illly clothes lll.lt IHV In tl'l
particular unliable ti them. There aii
l.'W Modiste Will) h.lVO till- ability t.)
nt ii casual glance d'1 ct in ht (he proper
mode fur Ihi' customer in hand. Much
:t tahnt Is a chance of li'.rth, i t of oiu
cntimi of cultivation. It U 1 lit' dnt of
every woman to study ln-r own style
felt lints of a soft wood color, net with ai:d lines, and determine what general
polka dots of brown vchft sontieied mud'.- of dress Is becoming, not. how-
on Imt'u crowi'. and brim. The dots v yer, to the extent of adhering to u
ii ro of unequal size, though of unlfonn style until It Is conspicuously passe;
color. The variety in hia- relieves tin ainl It Is the duty of an artistic dress-
hat from looking as If It bsuod from maker to adapt tho current mode to
in in. ri.ii.it i)u.
Amor.'; the novelticH In millinery are
- i .. .. ,i .
u toy menagerie, where dots of exact
size are siilashed on the animals suit
posed to ho Imitated from African
each Individual customer ly either
modifying them or exaggerating them,
as the case may he, to suit the contour
of tho woman under consideration.
Know thyself" should ho observed
In the selection of clothes as well as In
I'.iiylux Nurmry Moik 1 it til S . r 1 n s,
AVhen I'ureiiasln nursery s!o k next
Kill ing look cai et'i.iiy fc-r di ase. Si :t!e
Is s iineliuus sent out with trees H-at
have not been I'uinl-aied. All reliable
nurserymen now fumigate youni; trees
before shlpiiiir,' them, but an lne.T.i:eri
enced Avorkh.ui may liiakt; inistiikes,
every fruit grower should make It a
liolnt to i'Xamlne nil tree be'ore ae
X.3AY TO TRAP SMUCCLCR3.
It Kllli-rt it Itiiklnrx ly WMi li III" AiU'f"'
tin! Ili pn'.ill,' W a )rfi hik! i1.
"S i far as 1 h.no beard," haid u n ;mi
who ut I . -) U from Koutli America
reiviilly. ''the le-wcst pracl icr.l app!!
cation of the X-rr.y has lie! n i.i.'de by
the I'o ,t..iilee a it : horil b'S at liiti'llos
Avn x. 'I'. ry h ive turned It Into a
( :oer:i;..i;i! deleilUe, and a a!t:,il)i-'
one it inaiies, too.
it Is :'aint tli" law in the Ai';ci
tir l'.M-.iMii! to op'.n rc'ls.ered mall
to cxaiii!::e th" c. nunts, atnl jewelers
A Mllllnri' Trick.
A milimrr'a irl-k Is to fasten a scrap
nf velvet over the llrst linger of tie
left band, nap up. white i.eianilii-; or
jlherwbi- nt work on the wrou;; sM
if the velvet. The two naps are ih n
have t -i !; n advanla;,' of the fact to i toetlier and there Is no danger of
I'h1mk of tlio roinpmlnur.
The jiompadour has lost the vout' th(, moR, linpurtant functions of life
1hat made It for tho last threo years
the most popular form of coiffure. It
is still the fashion most frequently
Keen, but It lias received its deathblow.
There are various reasons for the de
cline of tho fashion. Willi straight
hair It -was always Impossible. It
needed tho waves, which, if they arc
not supplied by nature, must bo yot
from the hair dresser.
This process of artiQcial undulation
was destructive to the hair. Now the
effects of the continued burning re
sulting from It are said to have become
ho apparent that half of the modish
women In Taris are wearing Imitation
These Imitation affairs arc rarely
nblo to deceive anybody. They usually
look wiggy from the other side of the
room in spite of tho artistic way In
which they are worn.
They are, of course, fitted over tho
Cooil I. mutton For mi Orcliiird.
There are thousand.; of acres of hill
side laud that are not utiliicvd, yet a
hillside is an excellent location for an
orchard. Some of the best orchards
are on land th.t cannot be plowed.
Where land can tilled It is an ad
vantage, but hill.-iide laud will noc only
permit of fruit growing, but can also
be utilized for sliei p, especially the
Merinos, which are hardy and active,
foraging over hillsides or level ground.
Wherever n portion of the farm is too
hilly for cultivation it can be given
A Japanese university for women Is
soon to bo opened at Toklo.
The women of Japan are now largely
employed In telephone and postol'.iees,
and they are said to be excellent book
keepers. Lady Hallo Is said to possess the
most valuable vloliu In tho world.
It Is a Stradlvarius, which formerly
belonged to Ernst, and Is valued at
M. Astrakuoff, a rich merchant of
Moscow, Kussia, has given an endow
ment of about $3,000,000 to a university
for women, to bo opened at Moscow
brow and the linen on which they are tllls ycar
made ts very likely to show. If it is According to the report of the Col
not visible It will at least give the legiate Alumnae Association tho num
nah drawn back from it a look of ber of college women, graduates of
something that is not nature. the big women's or co-educational col
The substitutes, even when they leges in the country is now 4000; 1400
were artistically mingled with the have boon added to the list within the
natural hair, were the beginning of the last year.
nd. Tho pompadour was doomed one of the most interesting figufes
from the time they were first used. at the coming coronation will be that
Now it is settled that the mode will 0f a woman of whom most of the
go altogether as soon as the women of World has never heard. That is Miss
Paris have hair enough to return to the Kmulson, of Copenhagen, who taught
bang or fringe of old, which is said Queen Alexandra the English language
to be the fashion of the near future. back in tho good old homely Danish
court days of which we have all read.
The Queen herself Invited her old gov
erness to come to England for the coronation.
It is said that the chrysanthemum is
Fertilize!- For Strawbprrlm.
Ilegardlng the effects of different
fertilizers on strawberries, land plas
ter, when applied to the bed, is said
to make the berries more brilliant,
though lighter in color. Nitrate of
soda largely increases the size of the
leaves and berries, but tho berries are
said not to bo so firm. Sulphate of
potash improves the size and flavor
of tho berries and also the color and
firmness, while superphosphate in
creases the yield. The kind of soil,
however, is to be considered, as well
as the variety of strawberry. On
some soils the muriate of potash gives
better results than the sulphate.
Laying Down liaRpbcrry Cane.
Have ready some long, stout poles,
and some short strips 'of boards, sharp
ened at one end. Saw off the ends of
Xofcltles la Hair Ornaments.
Of the many artistic designs in hair
-ornaments intended for present wear
that are equally suited to both the
high coiffure and low headdress, are
dainty, simple velvet bows and single once again to be the popular flroei
flowers. For high coiffures aigrettes for personal decoration. It is e
nnmwi ,vith Unv.k imitiitlnna that Countess of Craven, who was, by the
are so well mounted that they deceive y, a New lork girl before he mat
i,f ov varv wiv riage, who has made it so. Mie ap
and for those who dress the hair low Peared at a recent flower show in Lon
tttnug'.-b' jewels into tho country in
rt g'j;eivd htter.s and packages o:i a
Tit" authorities knew that the
smuggling was being done, btrt there
seemed absolutely no way of stopping
it short of rep aling the law concern
ing register, d mail, and that would
have been ilil!ieuit.
"Wh n they were at their wits' mds
one day soil, (body thought of the X
ray. An oxpcrimt ntal apparatus was
installed in rdiort order .and, Just as
was expecleil, it revoaiou waicues.
chains, rings, gems and all sorts of
jewelry In registered mail in astonish
"Such evidence was, of course, suf
ficient for a court order to open the
packages, and during a single one of
the first weeks that the plan was
tried more tli tn WO.OOO worth of prop
erty was conliscaU u.
"An X-ray machine is now a feature
of every postoliico in the country that
receives foreign mail, and registered
letter smuggling is as dead as Moses."
foeno in a Manchurinn Vitiligo.
A typical scene in a Manchurinn vil
lage is thus described by a correspond
ent of tho London News: "One after
noon we pulled up near three shanties
on a woodside, and a gang of Chinese
all squabbling and making noises
like dogs growling over bones fought
with one another to get on a platform,
where a boiler, made by a New York
firm, was chained. There was a scuttle.
One Chinese was pushed backward
and fell. His head hit the metal and
cracked like a nut. He gave a wriggle
and died. The liussians who saw the
accident were affected. The Chinese
laughed. He lay for an hour in the
sun, until I undid his sleeping ruj
and spread it over his face. He was
soon forgotten. A Chinese threw some
f3 V'jrJl&'!j-?:?fir hot water over a irrowlins doc. and
made it howl. At this there were
shrieks of mirth. The engine puffed
and groaned and jerked the wagons
into progress. Tho last I saw of this
spot was two Chinamen pitching mud
at the same dog to keep it from snifung
at the body of the dead."
matting or dampening, or n.mlng tue
;not delicate shades. Cood House-looping.
Secret of Wll-Kfit ( iotlien.
The point to remember, when om .
wishes to dress well on a small in-
funic, is that frequent pressings and
inonnlngs are the secret of well-kept I
rlothes. An ordinary llatiron may be
used, but it is nowhere near so I'.ica
ciotis as the tailor's goose. Tho goose
Is not expensive, and with it a coat,
skirt and suit can bo so well pressed
3s to seem like new. It is therefore a
very desirable article of furniture.
AVonn-r.ateii F' limit ure.
Carbolic oil is the best thing to apply
to worm-eaten furniture, llub it into
Hie holes as much as possible, and ap
ply two or thro days in .succession,
then again after a few days' interval.
Some people use turpentine instead of
ail, but in any case it Is no good to
fancy the worms are going to be de
stroyed all at once. They are very
awheult things to oust once they have
obtained a footing, so the only plan
s to persevere.
PROTECTION FOR BEERY BUSHES.
the poles to fit the boards snugly.
Press down a pole's length of the
canes, drive in a board at each end
of the pole, and drive a stout wire nail
through each board into the ends of
the poles. Then take another polo's
Aplililet on Houne riaiiU.
During the winter aphides on house
plants cause much annoyance, but with
care and attention they may bo de
stroyed. Make a solution of an ouuee
of soap in a pint and a half of water,
adding a teaspoouful of ammonia
water. Bottle and keep ready for use.
Mix a gill of the mixture with two
gills of warm water and syringe the
plants, again syringing with fresh
warm water an hour after, in order
to rinse the plants. Do this twice a
week until the aphides are destroyed.
America Leads in Astronomy.
"America is doing more and better
The cut shows tho method work in astronomy than the whole of
of fastening down the canes. The same Europe combined. S. II. liurnham is
JCIVCIKU. lunulas omu wuo il ,1 f.nffa
bordeaux of pearls or turquoises give " 1 "
an air of distinction to the wearer. 01 ' -"
Silver ornaments were never pret- chiffon hat was tnmmed wtth red and
tier nor more moderate in price than at How chrysanthemums and sue car-
the present time. Jet is also a fad of 11UU a J
don wearing a yellow
poles can bo used year after year.
New England Homestead.
y war sis
the moment, and nothing is in better
taste for an elderly or a very young
woman. Both bands and tiaras are
worn, as well as sprays of varied de
signs and better. Lace is, however, the
"mode par excellence" among hair or
naments of a lighter material, although
gauze and tulle are almost as popular. a new waistcoat is of silver cloth
Feathers, too, are considered chic, and attached diagonally each side with sil-
The Value of Hothouses.
So great is the use and importance
of inexpensive hothouses and cold
frames in starting early vegetables
that no one should bo without one or
more. Crops can be protected in these
until very late in the fall, and semi-
the greatest double-star astronomer
that lives or ever lived," says Sir Rob
ert Ball, professor of mathematics and
astronomy at Cambridge University.
"In astronomical matters," he said,
"we in Europe all look to America.
The primacy of America in these mat
ters is largely duo to the climate, which
is favorable to astronomical observa
tion, but much more to the wealth of
hardy plants can be kept in perfect the A,uel.Jtfan 1H,opie nU(i the large
condition all winter long. When one gums of mQUfky Uiat lhev (lovote to aa.
raises vegetables for early market, hot- tl.onomk.al apparatus. I must admit,
houses are, of course, absolute neces- limv(lvpI. thnr ,t is nlso (1llfl in nai.t t0
sities, but even the ordinary farmer h , t j t of tb AmevU.an
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How to Clean I'ollsheil Furniture.
Wash the furniture with a flannel
cloth wrung' out in cold or tepid water
In which a little yellow soap has been
ilissolved. Brush the carved work
with a soft hairbrush such as is used
when cleaning silver when powder is
used. Wash off the soapy water with
a soft linen duster, rinsed out of a sec
ond pail of cold water. When the fur
niture is dry, rub and polish it well:
with a fine leather or duster. No
polishing mixture should be used fort
furniture that is French polished. f
When the French polish wears off a
polisher should come to the house toj
renew it. Tho furniture and paiutj
throughout the house should be washed;
once a year. The furniture that b
polished with turpenntine and beesj
wax is washed as above, before apply I
ing the polishing mixture, which cau;
be made at home as follows:
Cut one-quarter of a pound of bees
wax into fine shreds, put it into a bot
tie, add one and one-half pints of tur
pontine, and let it stand for a day oi
two, when the turpentine will have disf
solved the wax;, or w-rm it by tin
fire for a short time. American Queen
gauze butterllies and geagm flies, their
wings outlined in sequins, or sprinkled
with tinsel, are very attractive and be
Tulle choux with upstanding tinsels
of velvet can be made by almost any
girl with deft fingers, and for youthful
faces there is nothing more generally
becoming. The velvet should match
the color of the gown, with which the
tulle may be either white or black.
When flowers are worn, one large blos-
.som is placed with apparent careless
ness directly back of the ear or any
where else on the head to best suit
the type of beauty it is meant to
heighten. American Queen.
ver and black enamel buttons.
Belts of a dozen, even ten or eight
inches, fitted, are becoming. It is the
unhappy medium which the shorter
waisted need to avoid.
New white silk boas decorated with
crescents of black velvet in graduated
needs them for his early crops,
whether he is engaged in the market
gardening business or not. Tomatoes,
lettuce, seed onions and scores of other
vegetables can be started under glass,
months before it is possible to plant
Fruit Growing as a Business.
Fruit growing requires more head
work than most brandies of agricul
ture. The farmer must understand
astronomers. Both the lories tele
scope and the Lick telescope are larger
than anything in Europe. It may
sound like fulsome flattery, but it is
a cold fact that America is doing more
and better work in astronomy than
the whole of Europe together." Chi
ing ribbons of black and white.
A beautiful crystal ball for an um
brella handle shows in its depths the
bright colors of an automobile and
a gayly dressed party of people filling
; Velveteen is a favorite material for
afternoon gowns, trimmed with rich
lace and fur. Designs are also em-
The Charm of the Well-Dreafled Woman broidered upon the goods in cut steel
Whole Wheat Gems with Dates Sep
arate two eggs; add to tho yolks one
half pint of milk and one cup of col
boiled rice; boat thoroughly; then ad
.mo-half cunful choitped dates, and :i
v I O jH LiilllJ V AA V uivutu w - v. . - - & g
sell them. If ho cannot do -either, he and witu strangers. Sometimes, how- j cup and a half of whole wheat floui
must. iiui. ii is no uowees num. u- ever, the beginning is not half so awn- i ueat ior auouc mo miuuira. .uu
Putting II U Foot in It.
Many different persons find the be
ginning of a conversation awkward
sizes are finished with many long trail- i how to raise fancy fruits, and how to ospcclally on ceremonious occasions
The time-honored remark that
"clothes make3 the woman" is opeu to
dispute. Doubtless there are many
women that are entirely dependent up
on the cut and fit of their gowns for
their attractive appearance. Again, if
the women that appear the best' are
studied carefully it will be discovered
or jet. ,
Open-work stitches in heavy twist
attach the flounces and seams of
camel's hair gowns, the same garniture
being also elaborately used upon the
Red cloth costumes are trimmed with
that their chief charm lies in their con- appnque or mack anu wiiue, oi uum
tour and carriage, and that clothes are decorated with overlapping crescents
u secondary consideration. To-day the of 1-ed velvet stitched with a lighter
walk of the average up-to-date woman shade of the red.
of refinement is nearly perfect. It is Spangled embroidery appears upon
ji craceful elide. Women also stand both heavy and thin fabrics. Butter-
better. They are erect, with shoulders
thrown back, and they have ceased
throwing their hips back in an exag
gerated manner, a fashion all too prev
alent last season. The straight cor
set, which is now universally worn, is
in measure largely responsible for
much of the gracefulness of the mod
ern woman, for it not only teaches her
to stand correctly, but it allows of
freer breathing. It is safe to say that
the new corset has not only increased
the girth of every woman's waist from
two to four inches, but it has Increased
.fcer chest measure, enabling her to in-
flios and. birds are a fashionable de
sign. Rhinestones and pearls are also
used with jet and silver. j
Thoi-separate waist is just as much
worn as ever and the skill of the dress-.
maker is concentrated on new ways
of trimming this most useful of gar- J
ments. The newest sleeve is tight-fit- j
ting from elbow to waist. The princi
pal effect sought after in both day and
evening dresses is to increase the width
of the shoulders.
raise fine fruits. There must be skill
and experience, a knowledge of vari
eties and species, and a spirit of enthu
siasm which makes one strive for the
highest. Brains and labor combined
never counted for more than to-day
on the fruit farm. The man who pos
sesses the ability and push to raise
tine fruit3 is in a fair way to mnke
something more than a good living.
It is a good thing probably that the
incompetent are dropped out of the
fruit business. Their failure is an as
surance to the reliable and intelligent
growers that they will make more
profit. These ignorant novices give
the whole fruit business a bad name.
It is not that they frighten others from
the business by their complaints, but
that they lower the standard of market
fruits with their poor, half-matured
products. They actually demoralize
some markets, which must inevitably
affect the goods of those who have
been careful in their work. The sooner
we get rid of the croakers in the fruit
business, the better it will be for the
whole trade, and we can afford to lose
them. S. W . Chambers, in American
ward as what comes afterward. 1 rounding teaspoontul ot uamng pow
A bashful young man on being Intro- : der; mix and fold in the well-beate(
duced to a lady at a dinner party, whites of the eggs. Bake in greascj
said- gem tins lor tmriy minutes m a quii...
"I've got to take you in to dinner, oven.
Miss Travcrs, and I'm rather afraid i Sut rattles Line patty tins with
of you, you know. Everyone tells me ; rich pie dough and bake. Fill the:
you're very clever." with the following nut filling: un
The young lady was naturally '' ynt of milk, two eggs, one ounce o
amused by this display of simplicity, flour, three ounces of sugar, one cu
"How absurd!" she exclaimed. "I'm 0f finely chopped nuts. Beat the cg
not a bit clever." ! well and add to the milk. Moisten tb
Tho young man heaved a sigh of j flour in a little cold milk, add it witj
relief and answered: the sugar to the mixture. Cook unt
'Well, do you know, I thought you ' it thickens, then add the chopped nut.
weren't." Tit-Bits. ! Fill the patty shells, cover each wit
! a meringue. Brown lightly in tL
In Memory of the Moscow Krtrnat. ! oven 'Ihis is sufficient for tWClv
At the village of Studjanka, on the tties
Napoleon's grand army crossed during Wie Uau
the retreat from Moscow in 1S12. a grated pineapple one-half cup
and owner named Kolodcie.f has bad uSar, and when boihng thicken witj
a commemorative monument erected at about tablespoonfuls coitarc
hi, nw exnens,. The monument shows dissolved in one-fourth cup of wabj
Luck doesn't come to tho man who
depends absolutely upcu it.
The rublic Mun'g Mlifortniie.
Now and then some public man gets
a great deal of unjust criticism for
mistakes which his opponents take it
for granted be is going to make.
medallion portraits of the two Emper- - - - - " )
ors. Napoleon the First and Alexander te dryness of the fiu it). Boil th ,
the First, crowned with laurels, and "nu es, add the juice o. a at .
two oeaieu es jacujuic ;
boars tho following inscription in Rus
isau and French: Here the Emperor
Napoleon and his grand army crossed
the Beresiua on the HCili, 27th and 2Sth
v-niiiii.n. 'I'lm cpi-emon v of
unveiling the' momm.ent was attended oonfuls of powdered sugar. Fro j
l,y tho Governor of the province, tho through tube or shape with wet kuilj
!.:.,.,i w.n .i uiivv rWi! nn.l 1 bron I'Sbtly ia moderate Olf;
cool. Fli pastry shell (made by buj
ing crust over individual muffin tin
and cover with meringue made of tv;
whites beaten stiff with two tab! j
several miiitarv deuutalioua.
Serve very cold.