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Latent rr In Millinery
in Is are tli. la.est craze in in 11
y. Whole bunches of tin-in In tho
l of snipes or cherries oin: mciit
nnartest hats, :i f mi pn I y
of course. A feature of the
newest leaves Is t lull- natural verdan
cy. To lie truly fashionable foliage up
oii hats must ho of a fresh green in
stead of th.? blanched effect so poimlar
jill whiter. Fancy 1'olinge Is, however.
Keen, consisting of narrow gold ntnl
silver tivsii" arranged in narrow gar
lands mixed with fruit or berries In
pearl. Layers of net cut In leaf-shape
nnd sewn wilh gilt silvered or pearl
rpatiglcs are likewise in vogue.
Tlie Siiarkllnj; Shoe.
The spangling nnd heading which
has characterized everything from net
frocks to hosiery of late has reached
tlie tongues of slippers, not being con
tented with the toes alone. The tongue
of the low shoe and of the dainty low
slipper is now cut very broad, spread
ing out almost hi fan-shape over the
Instep. It is sewn thickly with heads
or spangles. The effect Is quite daz
zling, hut if it Is to he seen the fashion
of short-skirted hall dresses will have
to be introduced. An odd ornamen
tation for a black low shoe, with a
golden heel, is a row of small gold
buckles down the front from the instrp
almost to the toe.
Horseshoe Nail Ring.
Finger rings made of horseshoe nails'.
They are certainly not pretty or grace
ful, but they are said to bring good
luck to the wearer on certain condi
tions. To be a genuine charm the ring must
be made from a nail taken from a
horseshoe found by the owner herself
nnd nobody else. This is taken to a
jeweler, who bends It to Gt her little
linger and cuts off the superfluous
The ring is not welded together, and
the bead of the nail stands for the set
ting. There's no way of proving it,
but those who have adopted these or
naments say that they bring just as
much luck as a horseshoe itself hung
over the door with the cuds up.
Blootnered liainy Daifile.
A new style in rainy-day costumes
was exhibited in Philadelphia by two
women, evidently strangers in the city.
From the waists up the suits were
not unusual iu appearance, but under
the long coats bloomers were visible.
The latter were made very full indeed,
nnd extended to the ankles, where they
met with mannish shoes. The women
were most ladylike iu appearance, and
the striking suits had undoubtedly been
developed by lirst class tailors. The
couple were evidently mother' and
daughter. The older woman's suit was
a dark gray, while the younger one's
garments were of blue broadcloth.
Green ami Cold Leather Goods.
Vivid green is to be the spring tint
for purses and fans, gewgaws and par
nsols, as well as for hat trimmings and
frocks and ribbons. One of the leather
and silver shops displays a whole win-
dowful of novelties, and nearly every
one in bright green. Dull-surfaced
leather, rather smooth compared to
the bumpy horny skins so much used
of late, and mounted in very yellow
gold, with possibly a jewel or two
n rough pearl, a bit of jade or a ca
bochon emerald or topaz this consti
tutes the general air of the new card
case or pocketbook, which is fiat, of
medium size and neither very narrow
nor very broad, as hitherto. The CO'
quettish little handbags, to hold mirror
vinaigrette, purse nnd powder puff,
when of bright green leather, with con
tents mounted iu yellow gold, are ex
- A pretty version of the wearisome
beaded steel bag is a tiny purse beaded
in many colors in a design reminiscent
of the canvas work we toiled over as
children. On a ground of white beads
are worked a bouquet of pale blue for
get-me-noTs, a red rose witn green
leaves, or some equally naive design
which seems delightfully prettv now
by reason of its novelty. This pretty
purse measures three by two and one
hair inches, is lined gayly with moire
nud has a chain of silver or gold. New
York Commercial Advertise:-.
Fitful Fashion of F.arrings.
Earrings, with an outbreak cf which
we are threatened, have been a fitful
fashion. A hundred years ago they
were general. That was a time when
a lady thought more of jewels than
ears. Ears, pure and simple, were not
looked at. They were hidden under
hound strings and under bauds of hair
and were of no account except to
"iang jewels in. these jewels were
pedant, very long, very heavy, very
handsome. They wit.- to !.' ndm'n d
for thi'iim.lv.'. Mini let ns ornaments
to set off the pretty lift 1 . earn from
wl.i'li tiny hitii.: Tho-.. w cv In tin
early Victorian days, when we ail
In. iked to "regular feiiturcs' for beanly.
and ili.l not c usl.ler oars features at
all. Gradually EirJidi grills got to
real;- that they p;,--e:-H('d Some of
the prettiest eats In the World. On.-
convinced of this-iind th y yield".!
en-ily to the con viol ion -1 he problem
was how to make the most of ill -m.
Th'-y were helped by :i chair; of fah
ion which abolished bni.in t strings and
reduced what used to be called pleat.
To abandon earrings altogether was
too revolutionary, nnd besides, there
were their mothers' beautiful Jewels,
which It would be a sin to throw away.
The girls took a middle course. They
cut off the pendant and used only
the sua) or button, which made the
small ear look exquisite. So the fash
ion remained a l-m;: time till ear-picrc-In?,
like line engraving, seemed almost
a forgotten art. Women .with pretty
shell-like cars declined to call in the
lewder, who. In such matters, was
often the siir.-;' on. P't the beauty of
English ears is now certainly on the
wane. We may judge of this for our
selves. They are larger, looser, coars
er, less shell-like, more shapeless. And
now once more the earring question
comes up. Women with pretty ears
won't hear of them; other women will.
Fashion, so far as It goes, Is rather
against them. With the Medic! col
lars in winter, the chiffon boas in
summer, ears are not seen, and if cars
are not looked at, what is the use of
earrings? All the same, they are com
ins; in I London Dally New?.
A woman's club in r.erlin offers
prize of $2."0 for the best "catechism of
the woman question."
Germany will this year employ many
more women .m the government ue
partments than before.
Mrs. Mary Miller, of Greeutown,
Ind., has a violin made in Scotland In
1(."0 by the great-great-grandfather of
The General Federation of Women's
Clubs represents something like u()0,-
000 women, and its committees cover
educational, athletic, library and me
Women in Boston are trying to rai?e
unds for n memorial to Miss Mary
Garland, for many years a kindergar
ten teacher in that city, nnd President
of the Eastern Kindergarten Associa
tion. As an outcome of the closing of the
Northwestern University Woman's
Medical College, the only institution
of its kind in the West, prominent
women of Chicago have begun a move
ment for the establishment of a high
grade medical school, solely for the in
struction of women students.
Miss Kate Shelly was unanimously
elected bill clerk of the Iowa State
Senate when that body convened at
Dos Moines. Her election was an
honor conferred on account of her he
roic act on July G, 1881, when she
saved a passenger train from destruc
tion in Honey Creek, near Boone, dur
ing a flood. Miss Shelly is thirty-live
years old and a native of Ireland.
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shirt waist suits.
New styles of spring millinery appear
to run to light colors.
Figured liberty satins are to still be
used over summer silk gowns.
Notably -severely stitched girdles
mark many of the latest gowns.
Only the suggestion of a long waist
In front is en regie for tho spring.
Fluffiness, chicness and cuteness will
be the watchwords of the summer girl
White Swiss with black polka dots
is to create many of the most swagger
For evening wear a four-flounced
skirt of net, lace or luousseline de soie
is a decided novelty.
The extremely broad-shouldered ef
fect is still a noticeable style feature
of all the latest garments.
Wrhite and linen color are first favor
ites for shirt waist suits, then navy
and pale blue are close seconds.
Ballet shirt-like neck ruffs of black
or white are new, but scarcely so soft
or becoming as the ruche shape.
Dress arbiters state most positively
that the mode is slowly but surely
tending toward more voluminous dress
Faggoting is an odd new hand
worked embellishment for wash gowns,
giving the effect of a unique linen in
serting. While pompadour effects are to be
the smartest of the season, they will
be pompadour in color and suggestion
of combination, but scarcely pompa
dour iu absolute outline.
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I tip It i ii l ioni l!oiM vin.
II. 'at an .,!.!
with the plin
lap ring may
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r a good
as sliov.'u i
In the I;,,:stratloii. The cos
nothing. I have used this
since I discovered the Id.-;
them very satisfactory. J.
la Orange Jiuld Fanner.
Why l'.ntter r.llter.
There is always more or les com
plaint in winter about bitter butter,
and wonder Is expressed why it should
Butter very easily g'-1s "off flavor,"
nud one principal cau-e Is a want of
proper cleanliness in the stables when
the milk Is being drawn.
The rank odors and tilth of a stable
very easily infect mi'.k with a taint
which remains with it until it comes
to the churn, and then a peculiar taste
is transferred to tlie butter; no amount
of rinsing and washing can remove it.
The secret lies In not allowing the
filth to f ill Into the pail, and In giving
the stables proper ventilation and thor
ough daily cleaning.
If a sullieient amount of good bed
ding is given the cows It will largely
obviate the necessity of cleaning their
udders at each milking in order to pre
vent the tilth from coming in contact
with the milk.
This may seem a small matter, but
when the butter goes to market the ex
act difference between pure and im
pure flavors in it will make ihe differ
ence in prices that are offered. The
S "CKetIon For Making Wire Fence.
The liosts for wire fence should be
ilriven in the spring as soon as the frost
Is out of the ground. It will make a
better fence if the wire is not put on
until the ground has become settled
and is solid around the posts, so they
will not give when the wire is being
stretched and nailed on. Always set
the posts in a straight line. If the di
rection of tlie fence must change, even
though but slightly, set Ihe posts in a
straight line to a certain place and
there make the change on one post,
being sure to have that post well
braced. If the posts are set in a curved
line, or zigzag, the wire will tend to
draw them into a straight line, and in
a short time the wire will begin to sag,
nnd the stability of the fence will be
All corner or end posts should be
well braced, also several other posts
if the fence is any great length in one
direction. The best way to make the
corner posts solid is not by bracing
them with a pole or rail, for in wet
times the post is likely to be raised out
of the ground, but by letting the top
wire run to the ground and there fast
en to a large stone or log in the man
ner that linemen anchor telegraph
poles. Then if there are not too many
small posts the fence should remain
solid through wet or dry seasons. Al-
vin GInler, in American Agriculturist.
There are those who advocate that
all poultry at exhibitions should be
judged by comparison, and not by
score cards. We do not favor this idea
at all. We want to see where the
Judges think the prize winners are su
perior, nnd where they pronounce them
to be backing in tlie points that make
up a good bird. If the head, neck, tail,
legs or weight is not what they consid
er xm to the standard, let us see what
and where the fault is. We may not
agree with the judges, but we shall be
quite as likely to do so as we should
If they merely said that A's birds were
superior to B's, and did not tell us
wherein the latter lacked the charac
teristics that go to make up the per
fect bird. We look upon the score card
as a means of educating the poultry
exhlbtor or the keeper, or even the vis
itor at nn exhibition, which comparison
is not. We know a man who exhibited
a line looking Langshan, and found
him disqualified for a "wry tail." He
had never heard the term before, but
he learned what it meant, which he
might not have done if the awards had
been made by comparison only, and he
might not have seen where his bird i
was not as good as ihe one that took
the first premium. We think he has
taken some premiums since, but has
not shown any wry tail birds since.
Another man who showed some very
fine chickens at the same show had
them ruled out of the competition, or,
as they call it. "disqualified," because
they were hatched a little late, and
thus lacked a few ounces of the weight
required by the standard. If judged
by comparison only, wo might have
thought the first prize ought to have
gone to them, though they were too Im
mature to have been shown, and with
out the score card we should not have
known why ii did not. American Cub
sir.Tfo Hcv Coifiurcj
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lr .l.ly I'l'. ;:
lal coil't lire.-, that
th. i on n.l'l.'ll of King Ed
and his one. u, ;:ud lmt a
s of hkh rank are devotim;
tiioti-;lit to the same I:::tiii"ta:it Sub
ject. The (Io!.l:!iiiih". and !;ilvci:nil!is
Company, opining that the peeresses
will wisii to carry tii' ir com. d i in
their hands, have invented a very sim
ple nnd Ingenious device whereby they
:ray do to, and at the same time lift
ror. the younger Dccnnssrj.s.
their trains ns well. The coronet lias
bands of silk loosely placed across it
in the cavity where the head goes,
so that milady has only to sling if over
her wrist, and her hand will bo quite
free for other duties. When the King
is crowned the peers put on eadi no
bleman upon his own head with his
own hands their coronets. When the
Queen is crowned all the peeresses fol
As all women will at once perceive,
the chief ditliculty the peeresses will
encounter will be that of placing their
coronets on so that they will remain
steady for the two hours oV more dur
ing which they must be worn that is,
until the end of the service. Also they
will require to fix them becoinhily
without the aid of a maid nnd a look
Wherefore M. Lys, of Regent street,
to whose skill appeal personages of tho
most exalted station, also duchesses,
countesses and marchionesses, whose
beauty of coiffure is beyond descriii-
tion, is at this time
bringing all his
art and skill to
bear upon the im-
The designs here given have M. Lys'
sanction and are his own manipula
tion. They were sketched in his salon.
The full-face one shows the coronet
of a duchess, with its strawberry
leaves of silver gilt above "oil of
miniver; and again above, its crown
of crimson velvet, posed stately and
proud, over a beautifully draped curl,
half hiding, half revealing the brow.
The neck is most becomingly garnished
with clusters of little though thick
curls stealing from behind the cars,
above which the tresses are gracefully
aud lightly bunched. The veil appears
from behind, where the coiffure is ever
FOH A MAIiCIIIONESS.
so lightly rippled :-.ud coiled, the last
coil of all resting on the shoulders.
Supposing the feathers, as well as
the veil to be ordered, another picture
shows how they will be treated.
Again, the aimed-at. effect is an ab
sence of that top-heaviness which
might so easily ensr.e were not partic
ular pains taken to prevent it.
Cuban l'resident n Mother's Hoy.
My father died when 1 was a boy,
and I was left entirely to the care and
training of my Mother. Every true
ton has the highest respect and love
for his mother, but I have a special
cause for gratitude, as my mother was
one of the truest and best of women.
What little I am, and what little I
have done for my country. I owe to
lu-r. I was the only child, and die
lived for me. She taught mo the path
of rectitude, raid my love for freedem
she breathed into my spirit from her
patriotic soul. Thomas Estrada Paluia.
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Cornel I, t in! i u r I r t up
Tim e ihlii'-s hli'iuM be i'luays borin
in M.r.d In layiiig out and plaining a
pl.ov. Avoid straight lines, preserve
o'leii law n ( i i.ies and plant in gio'i,.-,
lleatlni; filr.llcil Tieen.
Sometimes rabbits make bad work
gh'.lliie; trees in young orchards. Many
trees thus Injured can be saved by
opening a six-inch tile lengthwise, plac
ing It around the trunk of tin tree.
cure It with wire at top and bottom,
nnd till it with moist earth. The fol
lowing autumn the dam;
usually be healed.
gd bark wll!
Make, tlin Ordninl I'Toi'itul'.
If an orchard is given as much car"
ns grain crops It would prove more
profitable than grain. There would
then be fewer complaints of blights
and Insect attacks, while the trees
would live longer and produce more
and better fruit. There are orchards
on many farms that bear every year,
though neglected, but the fact that,
such orchards do not fail Is strong
evidence that the proper varieties for
the soil were selected, ami that with
cultivation there would be larg-r
What to Do With Azairar,.
Azaleas ought to make their annual
growth shortly after flowering. As
soon as the 1'owcrs fade put the plants
lu a warm, close place and encourage
growth by showering dally. Give a
weak fertilizer. When growth ceases
remove to a cooler place. Keep up tho
shower bath, and be sure that the
roots are always moist. In the spring
put the plants out-of-doors, and leave
them there until September or October,
always taking care that they do not
get dry at the roots. Eben E. Itexford,
in the Ladies' Home Journal.
Ileinedy For a Bad Fungiin Dira
A fungus disease which attacks the
leaves, leaf stalks, fruit stems and
canes of red currants, and known an
athracnose, appeared the past season
;i.n) the Hudson Valley, according to a
bulletin issued by the Geneva experi
ment station, and it will also attack
black currants and gooseberries. The
remedy is to spray with Bordeaux mix
ture, making the first application be
fore growth starts, the second as the
leaves are unfolding, jnd then at in
tervals of ten to fourteen days, until
the fruit is two-thirds grown. When
ever worms appear, add Paris green
to the mixture.
Fruit Intended For Storage.
At the annual meeting of the Ontario
Fruit Growers' Association the follow
ing points were brought out and appar
ently proven by the experience of the
shippers present. It was claimed that
fruit too ripe before being picked could
not be prevented from decay by cold
storage. That with apples in tight bar
rels it required nearly a week to reduce
the apples in the centre of the barrel
to the temperature of the storage room,
and that in that time decay might b;
gin. That for most of fruits excepting
those most perishable, the cold air
blast was sufficient to keep them .hi
good condition, nnd that for perishable,
fruit it was of the greatest importance
to pick at the right stage of ripeness
or before fully ripe, put it in the cool
ing room as quickly as possible, and
not. to move it until it was thoroughly
cooled to the very centre of the pack
age. Failures to have fruit come out
of cold storage in good condition have
been a result of a lack of knowledge of
these facts than of a failure to have
the storage temperature right, for the
public storehouses nearly all have a
knowledge of the temperature need for
the many different products they storo.
Squnrinp; KuildiDgft and Fields.
In laying out fields, it is often neces
sary to have them square and true.
Fig. 1 shows tAvo posts six feet long,
which are used to get north and south,
or east and west lines. Set stake No.
1 and plumb it; at 12 o'clock noon drive
stake No. 2 at the end of the shadow
SQUARING METHODS OUTLINED. j
cast by the first stake for th? north I
and south lhie. To get a line cast andj
west, the second stake must be sell
at the end of the shadow at o'clock?
in the morning or night, about March!
or September (. In squaring build j
ings make a triangle of cue by four j
inch boards, as in Fig. One sld
should be six feet and the otlcr siu j
eight feet. "The other side will then b
exactly tn feet. John Eckroat, in Ne
England Homestead. . . I