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A NirJ Hell.
Belts i . cow hide may appeal to some
taster, i; Illicitly some (-lil 1 i . ! It Ihh
yielded ui h'r pelt, for a lot of these
AVer.- st i ii t he other day. Each belt
shows various shadings ti ml markings
In :ui effect which may take with the
shirt v, ;.;v.( j,irl nml yet may not.
AA'oinen Oculist &rnr-.
Why are there so few women ocu
lists? Of nil the women who lire Grad
uated year after year from the medical
colleges comparatively few specialize
along this line, and yet It Is one of the
most prt -lit a bio branches of the science,
11 ml en to which one would expect
Avomen to be adaptable. More and more
Ave are befouling u spectacled people.
In the cilice of un oculist the writer
found seven persons ahead of lier.
When she came out ten were waiting
In the reception room, and the oculist
assured her that It Avas by no means
an unusualy busy day for him. There
Avere comparatively few elderly per
sons, fully half of them being under
twenty-five years of age. New York
Mn. McKlnley' One Comfort.
"Her one comfort Is in her dally visit
to the tomb of her husband. She seems
to be living only In his memory and
for the purpose of honoring him."
The words were spoken of Mrs. Mc
Kinley by an Intimate friend of hers.
They tell In a nutshell the daily life
of the Avoman who has not recovered,
and never Avlll recover, from the effects
of the shock by the assassin's bullets
that cost the life of her Illustrious hus
band at Buffalo.
For her convenience at the vault a
rocking chair has been placed In the
house of the dead, near the McKinloy
casket. A heavy rug on the floor pro
tects her from the dampness. When
she enters the tomb she is always
clothed Avith heavy wraps, so as to pre
vent any cold from getting hold on her
system. The guards of National sol
diers on duty have come to regard her
dally visit to the vault as sacred, and
they pay to her the most profound
sympathy and attention. Philadelphia
raid Charity Workers.
"The newest profession for women is
that of a charity worker," remarked a
prominent club Avoman. "You needn't
laugh. There really is such a profes
sion, and it is neA', and if I were a
young woman I Avould enter into train
ing for it. There is not much compe
tition as yet, and the opportunities for
studying charity Avork are limited, but
still it is niAV possible.
"NeAV York has established a train
ing school for charity Avorkers, and it
is meeting Avith success. The women
who cute:1 are put into active service at
visiting under proper lectures upon
the different phases of the leadership,
and then there are courses of subjects.
It is quite Avorth entering from a finan
cial standpoint, also. Philadelphia is
proverbially conservative, and yet Ave
pay the young woman at the head of
cur organizing charities tha salary of
$o000, and she can greatly supplement
it by lecturing and literary work upon
the subject of her profession.
"Other cities do better than this, and
the time is not far distant Avhen all
charitable work Avill be conducted in
a methodical manner by an expert,
who Avill be well paid for her ser
vices." Philadelphia Record.
There are beautiful organdies and
batistes, In printed figures and em
broid-ered designs. Many of these, es
pecially the batistes, are made with a
border running the length of the ma
terial at one side, these being designed
especially for use in the three-flounce
skirts, which are to be much used this
summer. The borders often are o
pale colors, Avith delicate tracery of
vines running across or in festoons,
Some exquisitely sheer and fine linens
m tue natural snaue or raAvn are
shown in the good shops, most of these
being woven with satin stripes or bn
caded effects of flowers in white.
Etamines and fine albatross and veil
ing, as well as crepe do Chine, will
be the materials most in favor for sum
mer street and afternoon gowns. Of
course they w ill not push the useful
foulard from its place in the affections
of the women who have tested its
wearing qualities and found them most
reliable, but these plain-toned mate
rials Avill be rather smarter. Much
lace and quantities of very narrow
black velvet ribbon are the two most
iefinite notes in the spring FVinphony.
Wotnan'i Uneven Shoulder.
"Have you," said one woman tD an
other in the course of a Avalk throi:L
the shopping district, "noticed how
crooked women are getting to Le
Look at some of the wi men who pa,Ht
us, and see If the 1 1 ht shoulder In
not ulinte-t hnarl.ibly Ikwi r than tho
oilier." The other woman looked, nml
lo! It was so.
"It Is the natural result of always
bavin,: a train to hold up," said ihe
first woman. "Why will women cling
to such unreasonable fashions? A train
is Grateful only when It Is allowed to
sweep the ground.. ;uul we cannot do
that in the dirty street, consequently
we are everlastingly clutching it to
keep It from the pavement, and the po
sition this necessitates Is so constantly
assumed that the right sliouldier Is
becoming lower than the oilier. If the
thing continues the boasted carriage
of the American girl will soon be tin
empty boast Indeed. The only remedy
for tlie present, the only hope for the
future, Is to leave off trailing skirts
and go to a gymnasium. There, under
the direction of a competent teacher,
one avIio knows justhow to cure such
defects, train, and never slop until
you are straight again." New York-Sun.
"Latest" In Llncerle.
Softness and sheerncss mean smart
ness in lingerie.
A new underskirt consists of straps
over the hips sewed to the belt, the
actual skirt not beginning until below
An odd fashion is to button the un
derskirt to the dress skirt lining just
below the hips, but this Is not to be
Circular underskirts have become
quite popular, curved in front to slip
under the corset hook and faced at
the top; no Avalsthaud.
Stitched tucks are a favorite method
of giving petticoats fulness in the
back. They are stitched for about six
or eight inches, and then the fulness
Is allowed to fall.
Circular flounces, tri with tiny
ruffles, is the preferred skirt foot trim
ming for silk or kindred stuffs. Of
course, Avash white skirts have the
usual fulled, tucked ones of embroid
ery and lace.
Open throat nightgowns, with full
sleeves and no yoke In the back, are to
be the most worn this summer.
Hand-embroidery, hemstitching and
fancy stitches are now as much used
for lingerie as for dresses.
A hand-embroidered monogram Is
considered the best touch of daintiness
on fine underwear.
Square collars ending in revcrs, both
edged in lace, are a favored neck finish
for night robes.
Owing to the perfect fit of the corset
cover and short skirt cut in one, and
its absolute lack of fulness around the
waist and hips, it Is regarded Avith
more favor than formerly.
The d-?sire of every fen'vne heart
is an extreme bouffant fv , effect as
to skirts, so the number of ruffles and
tiny ruches used on underskirts seems
almost to defy the laundress' art.
Blue, fashion's favorite.
Decidedly the most fashionable shirt
waist is the Avhite one.
Box pleating is much neAver than
tucks for skirt adorning.
Dame Fashion has issued the man
date that stocks must match the
Black and white between season,
hats, sans flowers, Avorn by smart
Suede gloves slowly forging to the
front. One large pearl clasp the proper
Beautiful trimming effects are now
obtained from the new crepe and
An ctamine gown of pale biscuit hue
and a black silk coat, the swagger cos
tume of the hour.
The latest crepe de chine, just im
ported, has a satin finish that resem
bles loulsiae or crepe de Paris.
A wide collar and cuffs of pure white
Irish crochet lace is considered an ex
ceedingly smart finish for a silk goAvn.
It is predicted that by midsummer
the high stock Avill be Avorn only with
goAvns of ceremony or for street wear.
A bow of velvet moire or satin that
lies flat against the hair in the back
is the universal finish of this season'.,
. Walking skirts of white duck or dark
blue denim in combination, with a
white linen shirtwaist will be the
favored utility or outing costume.
Tho new and very desirable thin
summer fabrics, with woven border,
are not only very good style, but eco
nomical as well, as the border serves
for trimming .
A .io.l I .If ti 1 1 .lne.
A good liquid glue may be made by
a simple enough process. Take a eoni
inoii Glass fruit Jar ami till it half full
wltli broken pieces of glue, covering
these with viuegar. Put the jar in
hot water and let It remain until the
glue Is melted, Avhen it Is quite ready
for use. A first-rate glue for photo
graphs needs on'.y gelatine, chloral hy
1 i-nte ami water In Its construction.
The proportions are six ounces of tin?
chloral hydr-ite, nine ounces of the ge
latine and twenty-Jive ounces of water.
After forty-eight hours the mixture Is
ready to serve Its purpose.
Pillows of ordinary size as adjuncts
of bed dressing went out of fashion
several years ago, ami Avere supersed
ed In tlie graces of Mine, la Mode by
the bolster roll. With her proverbial
flckelness. Avhispers may now be heard
that in turn the bolster roll Is an old
story Avith her, and miniature pillows
are. to be the kind most favored for
the smartly-dressed bed.
The cover on this bed is quite novel
also. It is of material to match the
pillow cover, with a frilled, embroid
ered ruffle, also to match, falling to the
lower edge of the mattress. Of course,
these are excelsior pillows for daytime
AVatthliiR Ialrl)i-uhef Kesrnlarly ,
Hairbrushes should be washed once
a Aveek, and are soon spoiled unless
properly cleansed. The best Avay is to
put a tablespoonful of ammonia in a
quart of Avater as hot as can be borne
comfortably by the hand. The brush
should be freed from hairs and dipped,
bristles downward, in and out of the
Avater until clean. It should be rinsed
by dipping in cold Avater In the same
way. Shake well, wipe the back and
handle carefully, and put on a A1n
doAV sill to dry In the open air. The
back should not be allowed to become
damp if It can be avoided. Soap
should not be used for washing, as
it makes the bristles soft.
How to Fry Ojnterg.
In frying oysters cover them thor
oughly with bread crumb, rolling
them first in the crumbs, then In beaten
egg mixed with milk, and again in the
crumbs. Let them stand in a cold
place an hour before frying. Deep oil
is better for frying them than lard or
butter. It should be at the boiling
.point when tney are put in. A good
test is a small piece of bread. If it
browns quickly the fat is at its right
heat. Only five or six oysters should
be dropped In the oil at one time, other
wise the fat Avill be cooled and they
will be grease soaked. They should
be served at once, not kept hot in a
warming oven for a delinquent family.
Marrow Balls These are nice with
veal, chicken or any clear soup. Rub
one heaping tablespoon "of marroAV to
a cream and mix Avith the yolk of one
egg; add one-fourth teaspoonful each
of salt and nutmeg, one teaspoonful
parsley, three tablespoonfuls grated
bread crumbs and the stiffly beaten
white of the egg. Form into small
balls and boil seven minutes in the
Boiled Lentils Wash two cupfuls of
lentils in cold Avater; put them over
the lire in three quarts of cold water
Avith one tablespoonful of butter, one
tablespoonful of salt, a little pepper
and one tablespoon of chopped parsley;
boil slowly three hours or until very
tender; drain off the Avater; add an
other tablespoonful of butter, Jue
teaspoonful of sugar and more salt
and pepper, if needed.
Raspberry Vinegar Put the raspber-
ries into a stone jar and crush them;
then cover with pure vinegar. Stand
in the air for ten hours, then in a
cool, dark place over night. Stirring
occasionally, strain and put in as many
berries as you have strained out. Pour
the same vinegar over them, mash .
Avell and again stand in the hot sun. j
Strain again, measuring the juice, and ,
alloAV one pint of water to each quart !
of the juice. Stir well, again measure,
and to each quart allow four pouuds .
of sugar. j
. Tapioca and Peaches This may be
made with canned peaches or from the
fresh fruit, pared and coddled Avhole
In a little sugar. Soak half a pint of
tapioca for a Avhole morning or over
night in a half pint of cold Avater. Fill
a baking dish about two-thirds it.
depth with the peaches taken from the
syrup; sprinkle with sugar and bake ,
from twenty to thirty minutes; add
half a pint of the peach syrup to the
tapioca and put it on to boil, adding
one gill of boiling water and one gill
of sugar. When it Is dear pour it over ,
the peaches and bake slowly for half i service. A paper cap placed under the
an hour. If eaten cold, serve Avith trigger ignites the powder at the bor
sugar and cream; if hor, w'Jh "fairy" ! torn of the bowl, thus Mowing it out
butter. I into the air, Avhere it bums instantly.
Q New Type IhhiIt ISroiij,!t Out In
. r r ma n V . .
All electric safely lamp for m. m .
has just been brought upon the mark'!
by a Ceniian manufacturer. The ap
paratus as illustrated might be de--rlbed
as the Headland lamp, Avith
ELECTKIC MINE LAMP,
the addition of the cylinder shown m
dernealh the incandescent lamp. It
differs from usual practice in that it
has four accumulator cells in place
of two, and eight-volt lamps are used
In place of four volt. On the other
hand, the lamp is stated to furnish
three candles, as against the one-candle
power of some other lamps. Two
of the accumulator cells are carried
in th? cylinder above the lamp, and
the other two in the cylinder beloAV
the lamp, the connecting wires being
carried in the tubes which form the
pillars between the two divisions and
which protect the glass outside the
incandescent lamp. Reflectors are
used above and beloAV the lamp, as in
the Sussmaun lamp. The apparatus
is stated to have been tried in some
of the Westphalian mines and to be
only one-quarter pound heavier than
the ordinary miner's lamp, Avhile it Avill
burn for thirteen hours if desired, but
it is recommended to charge it after
ten hours. For charging, the Avires
from the dynamo are connected to the
terminal shown projecting from the
top cylinder, Avhich is the positive
terminal, and to the terminal shown
projecting from the bottom cylinder,
Avhich is the negative terminal, and
Avhich Is connected to the case. The
batteries are protected by alumiuum
Holds Milaily'a IMn Money.
The accompanying little sketch shows
one of the latest pocketbooks for
Avomen that possesses several good
features. The arrangement for car
rying bills shown by the picture is es
pecially good as many more bills may
be carried in it than in the small
pocket usually provided In ordinary
A MODISH POCKETBOOE.
purses. Then, too, this pocketbook may
be closed quite tight Avith any num
ber of bills in it, an advantage which
every Avoman Avill appreciate. This
convenient purse has also a pocket for
cards and n lock clasp compartment
for coins. It closes by folding one end
ovei. the other and fastens with an
ornamental socket and fall snap.
riBtol That. Fire a Flashlight.
Flashlight pistol shown in the cut
offers a convenient means of using
flashlight powder. This pistol is made
up in much the same manner and has
practicaliy the same action us a re
volver. . In place of the barrel of a re
volver there is a bowl about one and
one-quarter inches deep. to hold the
flash powd,u The bowl has a spring
hinge cover, Avhich is opened by trig
ger action just before the powder is
ignited. The pistol can be loaded ami
carried in the pocket ready for instant
ft & .tsr
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S in) lug l .in biiI Ilii'lii-k.
Currant bushes should be sMravcd
1 whit- bell.
!;i order to !-
rftroy tin currant v. onn. As helle
bore Is a poison some growers object
to It. It Is claimed that If wood .ishes
ire dusted over the bushes, first spray
ing with cold water, the worms will
be destroyed. It is at least a harm
less remedy and is worthy a test trial
by those having currant bushes.
A Corner For (inlilrii Koil.
The golden rod makes an excellent
garden plant. To bring out lis beauty
fully, associate with it tlie aster, which
is almost everywhere found Growing
alongside it. 'The pale rosy violet and
lavender of the latter heighten the
yellow of the golden rod and make It
truly golden In Its richness of depth
and tone. If you have an out-of-the-way
corner, I Avould suggest that you
give these two plants n place in It
where they can have everything their
own waj'. Don't attempt to train them
simply plant them and let them take
care of themselves; they will do it,
and surprise you with the luxuriance
they take on in their new quarters.
The fact is, they never have half a
chance in roadside and pasture, and
they are quick to take advantage of
an opportunity to do themselves jus
tice. You Avill find that a corner
given up to these two plants will prove
one of the most attractive places in
the garden. Fben E. Rcxford, in Lip
To Start Cuttlnc.
An easy method of starting cuttings
from our Avhiter plants and having
them ready to groAV Avell and rapidly
as soon as the ground is ready for
them, is to take in April a saucer
and fill Avith sand which is kept con
stantly Avet. In this Avet sand the
cuttings are inserted and placed In the
full sunlight. This method is nearly
always a sure one, but where there
Is a special favorite and Ave Avish to
feel more sure, it is a good plan to put
the cuttings into small bottles filled
with rather Avarra water. The bottles
should then be hung in a sunny. win
doAV. Tie si piece of cotton around the
mouth, which avIII prevent evaporation
and keep a more even temperature,
thus making the cuttings sprout sooner.
When the roots are an inch long the
cuttfngs should be transplanted. To do
this safely, fill the bottle up with nice,
rich earth. Leave it to dry off for tAvo
or three days, then break the glass and
the young plant can be set out Avithout
disturbing its roots at all Gcod
The lover of ferns will nud it an easy
matter to domesticate many of the
most attractiA-e varieties if he or sh6
Avill be content to take young plants.
They should be removed from their
native haunts with a good amount of
soil adhering to their roots. Give them,
if possible, a shady place to grow in
and make the soil as light as that in
Avhich they originally grew. It is well
Avorth Avhile to get a Avagon load or
two of soil from the Avoods for the es
pecial use of these plants. In lifting
them, Avrap each one as soon as lifted
in stout paper, and set them in a deep
basket, applying enough water to sat
urate the soil clinging to the roots.
Do not plant them in the border until
after sundoAvn. II the next day is
sunny, shade them well and shower
them frequently. In some instances
most of the old fronds will die off, but
if care is taken ?n lifting and planting,
and the necessary amount of shade
and water is given, few of the leaves
Avill be lost.-Eben E. Rexford, in Lip
Grafting Apple Tree.
Scions for grafting may be cut in
fall or early Avinter Avhen the branches
are not frozen, or in the spring up to
the time of settling them if the buds
are not too much swollen. We have
been told that scions on which the
buds Avere swollen would live if the
buds Avere rubbed off, so that they
Avould not dnuv the sap from the scion
faster than the stock could supply it.
but we never tested that method. The
principal thing in grafting is to get
scions from vigorous, healthy trees,
whose productiveness and the quality
of fruit is known. This is of morv?
importance than the way the work L
done, for it is better to have a dead
scion than a living one that Is worth
lets. For one who desires to set but
few grafts it will be better to get the
grafting Avax already prepared from
some reliable agricultural warehouse
or seed store, but a good wax can be
made with one pound of resin, a half
pound of bpeswax and four liquid
ounces of linseed oil. We like the
latter better than the four ounces of
beef tallow some advise. If this wax
is kept Avarm and narrow strips of
cotton cloth dipped in it, and wound
around the stock and scion after it
has been put In place, the job is as
simple as putting a bandage on a cut
finger, but some people cannot do that
properly. American Cultivator,