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I-i. . ire p::t;e;ns In laco are tr.hln
tin 1 I, :iinl cry pretty some of them
me, m:i-;j as a half oval wreath of
liiiinl leave. Inning 1111 inn t IYh
t". :; i f ;!t)V,c:s, tied with ribbon bows.
On r.rii1ilii llm llalr.
'J' 1:'.' liiosl famous hairdresser 111
Loudon, lias startled the fashionable
ladies ,f Englund by warning th"in
that. In following old traditloi.s, t luy
arc brushing the beauty out of their
"Tie lni'i'ssiuit brushing of the
present day is ruinous to the hair," he
says. "Some women used to give
their hair one hundred strokes of the
brto-h night and morning, and have
good hair in spite of it. An ooens
lonal person might do so now, hut the
good hair Is In spite of the brush, n;it
because of It.
"All now hairs appear first as a soft,
ilelieato fuzz, easily pulled out or de
stroyed. Stiff brushing -will wear
them out, just ns It will wear out the
nap of cloth. The hair-roots try to
make up for the destruction. They
lire forced Into abnormal growth, and
their life force is depleted. The old
hair 1:3 falling. The new hair is not
being allowed to live and grow. The
life force Is being exhausted. The
hair gets thin, straggling, unhealthy,
uies out altogether, and there you
have the bald woman or man."
A Woman l"lorint' Succeas.
I Lave better success with geran
iums than with any other Hower,
writes Mrs. Leroy 11. Whitenor. In
July or August I plant cuttings for
winter blooming, using four or six
inch pots, tin cans or anything, tilled
with a mixture of well-rotted stable
manure, leaf mold and garden soil. I
put one tutting in the pot in which
it is to stay and do not transplant.
.When live or sis inches high, I pinch
out the top and pinch the ends again
later on, until I have a bushy plant.
Keep all buds pinched off until No
vember, and then the plants will be
full of luxuriant blooms all winter.
I have no pit or greenhouse, but keep
ray plants in the south and west win
dows all over the house. In very cold
weather I pin a newspaper around
?ach plant, and have never had any
frozen, even in our coldest winters. In
the spring I put these geraniums in
beds in the yard or In larger pots on
the porches, where they grow very
large and bloom profusely, but they
are not good for house plants the fol
lowing winter. I rarely ever keep a
geranium more than two years.
Home and Flowers.
"I never patronize bargain counters,"
remarked a very clever little woman
"Not even glove sales?" I ques
tioned. , "Never," she replied emphatically,
.adding: "My investigation has proven
to me that the so-called bargain ar
ticles are cheap and often worthless
ones. We got what we pay for; no
more certainly, and we hope not less.
I am speaking now of firms whose
business life is the ever exacting rush
of 'special sales.' For service, com
fort, style and fit the glove should be
carefully selected. A well-made, well-
fitting glove does more to determine
the lady than any other article of ap
parel, unless it be shoes.
"Cheapness is not economy. Extrav
agance is not economy. Only the
best article comes under the economi
cal code. This code demands an elas
tic kid, which is soft and moulds it
self to the hand from finger tip to
wrist. A glove too small cannot at
tain to perfection. One need not err
in this respect, for the best gloves
are made for long, medium and short
"Having once secured a 'fit,' it is
well to adhere to the make. The
'Suede' Is 'chic,' but an extravagant
luxury to tire average pocketbook, as
they do not shed soil readily. Black
gloves also cannot claim- a recommen
dation for the careful buyer. Even
the best " makes often crack in the
:lye; and the suedes are guilty of too
soon an appearance of white or purple
(in ger tips. White gloves when not
worn should be kept wrapped In soft
linen or silk handkerchief." New
Smnn Vacta About the Geisha Girt.
"The idea so general here in Amer
ica." said a woman who has just
returned from Japan, "that the geisha
is a silly, gigglmg httie girl with a
fan must really be corrected. The
iroisha in reality is a little genius, bril
liant as a talker and mistress of the
art of dancing. But she knows that
the Westerner does not understand her
classical dancing and singing, and she
is so refined and charming that she
will not allow you to feel you are is
noraur, but will instantly begin to
amuse you in some way that she
thinks vou will enjoy and understand
"She will, perhaps, unfold paper and
draw rapid character sketches of birds
and fish, or dance a sort of spirited
dance that she: feels will entertain you.
I.'nt If, by guild fortune, you can out
pi i'iiade a geisha to show you a clas
sical d.inc:', as I b:ie dune, the sight
is one ymi will lieu r forget - t lie l-iow,
di.niWbd Movements, the placing f
til' foot J'lld the hand, the exq'ibite
curves and poses of the body, foriuii'g
a different picture every second.
"There Is no rushing nlout, no no-
cordolii skirls and high kick. Some-
times, if the geisha linds that you ap
preciate her line work, she will give
you Imitations of the dancing done on
our Western stage, and, although it Is
funny and makes you smile, the con
trast to th more classical Japanese
lancing strikes you forcibly.
"One never dines out or is enter
tained In Japan," went on the Ameri
can woman, "without the geisha form
ing a prominent part of the entertain
ment. In fact, she herself decorates
the room where you dine, just as a
flower or a picture would decorate our
dining-rooms at home.
"And there It nothing more typical
of the decorative sense innate In the
Japanese than the little garden of
geisha girls which almost invariably
forms the background of every tea
house dinner. The dinner itself, with
its prelty doll tables, its curious as
sortment of dainty viands set in red
lacquer bowls, its quaint formalities,
and the magnificent ceremonial cus
toms of tlie hosts, is an artistic scheme
elaborately thought out and prepared.
"I'.ut when, at the close, the troupe
o? geishas and maikos appears form
ing, as it were, a pattern of gorgoojs
tropical flowers the scene becomes a
bit of decoration, as original and
whimsically beautiful as one can well
think of. The colors of kimonos, obi..
fans and head ornaments blend, con
trast and produce a carefully arranged
harmony." New York Tribune.
Florence Nightingale is over eighty
Mine. Lillian Nordica's real name is
Norton, and she conies of an old New
Miss Alice Roosevelt is depicted in
German papers as a school girl with
hair down her back.
Mme. Calve several years ago de
signed and bought the monument which
Is to cover her grave.
Queen Margherita of Italy is about
to visit Jerusalem, and make a tour
of the sacred places in Palestine.
Mrs. Martha Ilarwood, ninety-three
years old, of St. Louis, Mo., clearly
remembers Lafayette's visit there in
Mrs. Howard Klngscote, an English
woman, does not believe in the "new
woman" because she lacks physical
Mrs. Elizabeth Lennon, of Elooming
ton, 111., is one of the few living women
whose father fought in the American
Miss Edith Young, County Superin
tendent of Schools, from La Plata
County, Cal., is fhe first woman to be
elected to office from that county.
Queen Christian of Spain has a hobby
for collecting playing cards. One pack
made of ivory is said to have belonged
to Prince Eugene, who fought with the
Great Duke of Marlborough.
Miss Susan M. Hallowell, professor
of botany for the past twenty-seven
years at Wellesley College, has ten
dered her resignation. Her retirement
withdraws from the faculty ranks the
last member who served in the open
ing year of 1S75.
FROM TZ-' r
Ruffed parasols are. quite passe.
The new colors are unsurpassingly
Voile is one of the smartest spring
. Elaborate trimming effects amount
almost to a craze.
A pendant something is a prominent
feature cf the back of many spring
The shirt waist suit will bo far and
away the most popular "tub" suit of
A very pronounced roll and Cure,
very noticeable in ...e brims of the
swagger hat shapes.
White lace has quite relegated the
ecru and Arabian tints to obscurity
as far as fashion goes.
Blue panne, as a trimming for the
fashionable tan color, is now quite
commonplace; violet is much smarter.
The sleeve's the thing! Seemingly
all the variety and difference of mode
is gained this year from the sleeve. '
Flower hats, made (Utircly of white
velvet flowers, their leaves and a touch
of sable, are -he sine-qua-uon of smart
cess. The mannish shirt waist seems to
have gone with the vanished ye. is, for
the daintiest of feminine creations has
taken its place this year,
Keip the (uw from Mourning.
As soon as the calf Is born put It in
a box with plenty of bedding, and feed
with its mother's milk while warm
from tlie cow for a week at least.
Then it will thrive ami grow fat on
good, sweet, skimmed miik with a
little linseed meal or ground oats add
ed and Increased gradually. When the
time comes to take away the calf,
there Is no mourning on the part of
cither cow or calf. I have always
followed keeping the calves away from
the cows, and am not bothered with
cows holding up their milk for the
calves. I find that heifers are easiest
broken with the calves away. E. L
II., in New York Tribune.
Chopped Hay l'or Cattle,
I have not Just at hand figures to
prove the value of chopping tlie hay
for cattle feeding, but I know that
careful experimentation has proved
that the best economic results have
been obtained by feeding the hay
chopped. Very many of the owners
of extensive herds in the State chop
the hay for feeding. All animals cat
the chopped feed clean, thereby mak
ing a very considerable saving. The
hay was always chopped for the stock
on my father's California farm, even
as far back as forty-two or forty-three
years ago. From tlie experience that
cam with this practice I have since
been an advocate of chopping tlie bay
for stock feeding. President I). T.
Fowler, in Fruit World.
How Not to Do It.
Nearly every colt, when driven away
from home, will shy and scare more
or less at objects along the roadside.
After he has been driven a few times
the common practice is to strike him
with the whip every time he does this.
It is provoking to feed a horse hay
three times a day and then see him
scare at a little pile of hay in the road.
The first thing that conies in the mind
is to give him a cut with the whip.
Nothing worse than. this could be done.
The next time he will not only be
afraid of the object but of the whip
also, and by a little training in this
way he will soon be confirmed in the
habit of shying and searing at nearly
everything ho sees. First the tendency,
then the habit, is the law of nature,
and when the pile of hay or rock, or
whatever startles, is connected with
the whip, as it soon will be, the
habit is fixed for life. You cannot lick
horses into good habits; you can estab
lish vices very easily by blows.
Sizing Vi the Chickg.
The cut shows, a framework low at
one end and much higher at the other,
under which- chickens of all ages and
sizes can be fed, and each one allowed
to cat in peace. All sizes of chicks
fed together in an open space results
A FEEDING FRAME.
in the big ones trampling on the small
er ones, and robbing them of their
share. Some such arrangement as that
shown is absolutely essential where
chickens have to be hatched during a
considerable space of time in the
spring. An ideal condition is to have
the chicks all early and all of a size,
but few can accomplish this desirable
end. New England Homestead.
The Value of Crop notation.
All soils contain fertility to a cer
:ain degree, and in even the most fertile
soils there are dominant or insoiu
ble substances, varying in composi
tion, but which cannot be appropria
ted by some crops, though easily avail
able for others, but if such elements
are not appropriated by the crop occu
pying the ground they are gradually
being reduced or being changed in
composition so as to be put in condi
tion for the succeeding crop; hence ro
tation, therefore, not oniy prevents the
loss of certain substances in the soil,
but assists in converting the- locked
np elements of the suil into available
plant foods. In this country no sys
tem of rStation- is deemed complete
without clover, while in England tur
nips and sheep are considered essen
tial to success. Rotation largely de
pends upon the soil ami its condition,
but all soils are subject to mechanical
changes. It has been demonstrated
that green crops are valuable in re
storing fertility, and lime has been
found a valuable assistant, especially
In preparing the soil for the work of
bacteria, by neutralizing the acidity,
but the best results are obtained by
not only varying the crops grown, but
also by studying the characteristics o
the sail. Philadelphia Record.
It is estimated that nearly 400,000,
000 telegrams are forwarded every
Tear the world over.
CI EN T1FIC
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J"1" " I f Y
'1 lie new light-sidp for D.n.i'iel
Shoal o!l' Ilatleras is f'.inblh'd w.tli
electrical apparatus designed to m n l
a perpendicular pillar of light high Into
the sky directly over the vessel. It Is
Imped liiat this light may be visible
from the decks of ship thirty oi forty
miles away rt sea. whereas Hie mast
head lights can be seen only thirteen
miles nwaj. If this form of Vcacon
proves successful. It will be adopted for
Oilier signal stations.
The Gorman Sik iety for the Study ot
Electric Railways lias lately experi
mented vpon speed, and in some of iis
trials to lo." miles per hour wr.s
attained. The air resistance was found
to be equivalent to the force of wind
with a velocity of twelve feet per sec
ond. This is a velocity which has
only once been readied by German
storms, namely, In tlie hurricane of
February, lS'.U. The experimeiuers
are confident that speeds much exceed
ing 100 miles per hour can lie main
tained cu electric railways.
The keepers of the big cobras in the
Central Park Menagerie and the New
York Zoological Garden do not find it
easy to supply their venomous charges
with the kind of food that they special
ly prefer. In their native land cobras
live chiefly on smaller and less danger
ous and objectionable snakes, but al
though every effort is made to collect
harmless snakes to satisfy tlie appetite
of the imprisoned cobras, at some sea
sons they have to be content with
rats and mice, which they do not par
ticularly like. Other varieties of cap
tive snakes are fed mainly on toads,
mice and rabbits. English sparrows
are also purchased for them.
Professor Hugo Seeliger. of Munich,
remarks that the observed fact that
"new stars" are nearly all situated in,
or very close to, the Milky Way, agrees
with all that we know of the construc
tion of the heavens. We may admit a
priori that the frequency of the occur
rence of new stars is directly propor
tional to the stellar density of the
different regions especially if this fre
quency results from collisions between
cosmic masses, as there is good reason
to believe. His calculations founded
upon such hypotheses show that three
fourths of the new stars ought to ap
pear in tlie neighborhood of the Milky
Way and the observed situations of the
fifteen new stars which have appeared
during the past three centuries agree
with the calculation.
One interesting feature of the modern
electric hydraulic power plant at -the
Government Arsenal at Rock Island is
the electrical heating system in the
power house. Despite its commercial i
life of more than a decade, electric !
heating in large plants is still enough '
of a' novelty to attract attention. At
the Rock Island Arsenal there ' are
twenty-five radiators distributed
throughout the building. . Each radia
tor is composed of three asbestos cov
ered frames, wound with coiled iron
ivire. The current consumption of each
radiator is equivalent to four horse
power. Troper switches enable the
heaters to be put in and out as desired,
and the amount of heat civpn out hv
each radiator to be controlled. Ex
perience has shown that with this
equipment a very comfortable temper
ature can be maintained even In cold
weather and the frequent opening of
The "5Ien of Mind."
A French writer has recently pub
lished a book made up of the "opinions
on life" of French girls between the
ages of eighteen and twenty-one. He
wrote to hundreds of these young girls
living in Paris as well as in the pro
vincial towns and received replies from
Referring to Madame do Stael's say
ing that she would not want to open
her window if it gave on to the Bay
of Naples, but Avould walk five hundred
leagues to talk to a man of mind she
did not know, one girl airily declares:
"If I had a window looking out on the
Bay of Naples I would open it and look
out. And if at a hundred leagues fur
ther on dwelt a 'man of mind,' I would
go two hundred leagues further off to
avoid his acquaintance; for 'men of
mind' are like pictures, they gain from
a distant view."
7 Fourteenth Century THptilry.
A magnificent example of late four
teenth century tapestry is just now to
be seen in the Tapestry Court of the
Victoria and Albert Museum. It comes
from Ilardwick Hull, tlie Duke of Dev
onshire's Chesterfield seat, where it has
for years lain lu pieces and in some
what dilapidated condition. Tlie ma
terial lias been skillfully repaired and
pieced together, and it now represents
a picture, about thirty-five feet in
length, illustrating some of the sports
of the period named otter hunting,
boar hunting, swannestlns, etc. The
? i: F FAIRS
PASSING OF THE PARLOR.
The A part mi-lit ot Mnt lilting VVity '
the l.irliiK lliHiin. ' '
And Is it true? Is the parl
doomed? Must It give way to tr
liii:g room? That apartment . i
not make good 1 1 1 loss of Hi? otle t
Who does not remember the ilarkenej
glories of the old fashioned parlo
which was seen at its best in thh
middle-sized town, village and couiv
try? Shut up the week throu-1'
sometimes nearly the year thronuld
with blinds closed tight and lace cm
tains tied primly buck; with Its hair'
cloth-seated chairs set in a line ngains
the wall; a "rocker" ready to galloj
lu one corner, and a what not In tin
other, ornamented with rice baskets
praying Samuels and family daguer
reotypes and photographs; a ccntrtj
table, sot exactly in tlie middle of th"
room, with a few handsome books nnd;
the large family Bible, the. mantel
piece with vases filled with crystal-)
Ilzod grasses at cither end, and odd-a
of strange tilings fitting up tlie rest
of the space; who among the elder gen-,,
?ratiou does not know it well? It wasi
i room to be venerated.
And now one sadly recognizes it
to be, indeed, a tiling of the past. In-,
stead, there is the living room, that
ictually is a living room, where tbof
baby's perambulator stands near the
piano, where the work basket is on a
convenient talde (uo one ever saw a 1
work basket in a parlor); where there;
lire plants, a writing desk; where the '
sun pours in as much as It may. It
Is indeed a living room. If one has
space there is a reception room, to be
sure; but every one understands tint
amounts to little the caller and the I
friend are shown into the living room, f
To a person used to a parlor, no mat- i
tor how long ago, a call in a living 5
room hardly seems like the solemn 1
function it used to be. Springfield 1
' All Sorts of Sofa IMtlow.
The sofa pillow has a wider lati
tude, perhaps, in the household than
almost any other furnishing. It con
tributes to the general comfort, fills
up all sorts of hollows in chairs, sofas
and seats, gives just tlie right touches
of color to corners otherwise sombre,
and brings into harmony warlike sur
roundings. The revival of ribbon
work is making possible especially ex
quisite effects on satins A pillow
just finished is made of white satin,
embroidered with ribbon in a Dres
den design. It is finished with a broad
white satin ruflle, on which the deli
cate colors of the floral pattern are re
peated in frilled rows of the tiny rib
bon. ' Only on drawing-room pillows
now are rufiles often seen. Others
are left plain on the edges, have their
corners drawn in, are finished with,
cord or have pompoms at the corners.
Tompons are also used in more orna
There are fabrics of every sort and
to fit every kind of a need and purse
in pillow coverings. Cottons and lin
ens always find favor for bedrooms
and other places where it is desirable
to wash them occasionally, and for
thesa nothing can be better suited
than the printed chintz, with its dainty
and quaint patterns. New York
Breast of Yeal Select a four or
five pound piece (sufficient for two
days) and have the market mau neat
ly bone it, and fill with a rich bread
stuffing.' Roll and tie the meat before
roasting, and cook for an hour and
three-quarters. Yeal should always
be well cooked. Serve with very tart
apples sliced and steamed until tender.
Core, but do not pare, using four medium-sized
Dutch Apple Pudding Boat two
eggs; add to them one cup of
milk and two cupfuls of sifted flour;
add one teaspoonful of baking pow
der; turn the mixture into a shallow
baking pan; have ready two apples,
pared and quartered; lay them in tli
batter round side up; oust the top
thickly with granulated sugar and
sprinkle over a little cinr...:... s., and
put in a moderately quick uen twen
ty minutes; serve hot witli cream.
Lafayette Rolls One pint of
milk, one cup homemade yeast, flour
enough to make a stiff butter; let ris;?
over night; in the morning add one
egg, one tablespoonful of butter and
flour enough to make it stiff to roll.
Mix it well and let it rise, then knead
again (to make it fine and while), roil
it out, butter it,. cut with a round cut
ter and fold over; put In a buttered
pan and cover closely. Set in a waim
place until they are very light; bake
quickly and you will have delicious