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The I'lns-l'iin:; AVuIm).
The j.Ili j.;.,in- shirt AVllht li:' ar
rived. It is mad. in various suif's,
wash silks principally, lint t li pre:
lli lii'.ili'l jet shown is of )duc o,
tueknl :,nl Mitched, 1 1 1 siiieluv; done
I:. h'.lk of a contrasting -f 1 i ! . Tin
Mock :,; .1 ;:! v;i t are of jcmi lt'o, but
tin ends of th." l:i 1 1 or I'.'.c c:ii:uiifr.t'(!
with a ping pong bat nihl kill, (in
broid"icd l'i colored silk. Sometimes
1 1n lc p. turned-back cuffs are simi
Uiimf n'l Katu Over the Tare.
Most (if the 11" W mode's Of (til. AVoll
forward over the brow, lmt a few hero
iiiid tli'-iv are intended to lie worn off
tin- fa e. One of those in yellow straw
Tosts on a biiiul of black velvet run
ning round t ho front and curving back
behind lite oars. This is concealed by
n row (f medium-sized i!uk muslin
rosos, except in tin; centre, whore a
bow of black velvet is Introduced.
Outside are several larger rosos, with
loaves made up into a wreath, with
points of black lace. Four of those
points compose a butterfly bow at the
back, fastened in tin centre by a ca
boolion made of straw braids. Millin
ery Trade Kevlew.
FaKhloim In Jewels. """"
Never bas the cult of the jewel been
Btudied with greater zest than It Is nt
present, let alono the fact that jewelry
1s more worn than ever, and that there
Is immense scope for the skill of the
designer. It Is a fad of the owners of
fine gems to have them reset occasion
ally, working out the designs them
selves. Louis Qulnze and Louis Seize
designs are the genres of the moment,
and lend themselves particularly well
to the setting of the diamonds and em
era Ids', while the large cabochons are
likewise very much in vogue and give
a piquancy to a dainty and elaborate
piece of bijouterie.
The huge single emerald Is effective
In rings, while for the corsage all sorts
of birds, fern and Uower designs are
to be seen. The prettiest style of coif
fure ornament for the regular featured
type of face Is the little circular ban
deau formed of minute, multi-colored
gems with a large pearl or diamond
just on the forehead. It gives a dis
tinctly Egyptian effect.
Enamelled wreaths sparkling with
au occasional diamond like a drop of
deAv in among the leaves are charming
They require that the hair should be
coitTe to the very best advantage so
arranged, in fact, that the wreath nes
ties becomingly Into it and does not
stand out. aggressively.
.nie vt-i luiesi use to which jewels
are being put is for the enriching of
old laces. As a matter of fact, the idea
of supplementing a really exquisite
flounce of old lace with anything at
all, even though It be with priceless
gems, seems at first thought almost
heresy, but only those who have Been
this gem-set lace can judge how beau
tiful the effect is. New York Commcr
A Return to Patt Mode.
Two old friends are to make a reap
pearanee this summer, namely, grena
dine and the hat of chipped straw
which was usually trimmed with
wreaths of flowers and loops of black
velvet ribbon, and will be again. Black
grenadine looks beautiful over a color,
and proves a really economical pur
chase, for, if it is of good quality It
wears well. It is very charming, too
mounted upon white taffetas, and it
straps effectively with taffetas; more
over, it lends ifself to lace Insertions
and lawn ones as well, with the lace
let into the lawn. A full skirt of silver
gray grenadine, worn with a -straight
ind very pointed bodice made after
the manner of the Watteau period
with a Avhite fichu, and a fioppin
white chip hat, with tiny crimson
rambler roses for a trimming, Avould
form a truly picturesque costume.
Then, again, the long ostrich feather
it must not be forgotten, was a con
stant companion of the -chip hat away
baclc in the forties, when women
played archery and looked so graceful
with their big bows and arrows and
their full skirts.
All the flimsy summer frocks must
have full skirts and flounces flounces
everywhere wherefore the fichu and
ike new pelerine boa will appropriately
be worn. Neither can be seen to their
advantage with a tightly-fitted skirt,
for the result of such a partnership
Incongruous. The pelerine boa is fus
isily flounced and niched so that
forms quite a c;pe upon the shoulders
and it has long ends In which its re
semblance to a boa Is traceable.
the fiehu are discoverable plenty of
virtues, the most obvious being the
.adaptability of the demure folds to the
lieauty of every age from sixteen to
sixty, and still older. Philadelphia
The Oltl-Fashloned Swinsr
A sensible -mother said -cue? day, iu
discussing the methods she had "fob
. lowed in bringing up her children, that
the old-fashioned swing Avould give a
growing boy all the gymnastic exercise
he needed. S1k might have added that
'it was equally good for small, growing
girls. . ,
Thin drvieo, one of the sliuphvt and
least expensive known to man, has nl
inost pirn out of fashion for children.
Anybody wli; wr.s brought cp hi a
country 'il'ii'.'", where tin swing was
;:.4 much a part of the fe.iT.lluro of th.'
yard r.s whs the front d lomPp, know.
w!,a' a dii:.'ht it was to childn n of nil
r.oH and slr.ei. To one who possess
those memories the modern apology for
a swing, wiih lis railed round pent and
ugly framework. Is positively painful.
Where Is the chance for exorcise l'i
tli!t machine? What child old enough
to have a nund of lis own wants to get
into a cradle and be swung back and
ortli by a nurse?
The old-fashioned swing was a rop
ting in a long loop, with a notched
io;:rd placed in the loop,, and the child
ould sit or stand, according to age
and ability. Expert youngsters could
swing standing up" tint 11 the rope was
nearly horizontal, the Avclght of the
tody holding it taut, so that the danger
f accidents was practically non-exlst-
nt. The falls which children have
had from the swings were, in nine
::ses out of ton, the result of scullling
or malicious pushing, and not of the
amusement Itself. It Is one of those
imusements which look a good deal
more dangerous than they are. In ac
quiring momentum every muscle Is
rought into play, and the hands and
aimis are strengthened gradually,
without strain, so that all the benefits
of athletic training are secured, togoth-
r with recreation, and that Is always
a good point to make with children.
New York News.
In Cape Colony the women vote.
In British Burmah Avomen taxpay
ers vote in the rural districts.
Miss Helen Gould has sent tAVo fine
paintings to the Normal and Industrial
College at Greensboro, N. C. Miss
Gould lecently visited the institution.
The Woman's Club, of Fleiniugton,
N. J., has presented the city Avith a
handsome drinking fountain, costing
8400. It provides water for dogs and
horses as avcII as for human beings.
Emma C. Sickels, an American, has
been aAvarded a gold medal by the In
ternational Society of La Savateur of
Paris, France, "for exceptional brav
ery in cuecKtng the Indian Avar or
At the yea:ly executive of the Inter-
national Council of Women, to be held
in Copenhagen. Denmark, during the
coming summer, Mrs. William Tod
IMuiuth will represent the United
Jenny Ilirsch, who recently died in
Berlin, aged seventy-two, was one of
the pioneers in the movement for se
curing a better education for German
women and superior opportunities for
earning a living.
Miss Virginia Meredith Is at the head
of the girls' department of the agri
cultural school of the University of
Minnesota. She has a large stock farm
in Indiana, and is known as one of the
most successful breeders of cattle in
Perhaps the only woman known to
have discovered a A'ery valuable mine
Is Mrs. Ilortense Adams, of Boise,
Idaho. After locating her claims she
studied the methods of an expert man
ager, and in a short time assumed the
entire management herself. Within
five months she refused one-quarter of
a million dollars for her property.
Fan shaped motifs form the edgings
to many of the laces used this season.
Long sash ends of black tulle with
knots half the length are effecth'e on
The feature in the summer goods is
the silky finish and the openwork strip
ing in the AA-eaving.
Barege, embellished with lace and
fagotting is one of the favorite mate
rials for summer goAvns.
Little shallow scallops or tiny flounces
cut in the form of miniature Vandykes
decorate some of the ueAvest skirts.
Cording in black and while gives a'
chic finish to ctamiue costumes, partic
ularly in the tan shades, brlghtei.cd
by a touch of blue.
Parisian and home dressmakers have
made a specialty this season of simple
pretty blouse and shirt suits of linen
and duck in delicate colorings.
Unlined blouses or slips of point
d'esprit and ring spotted net are em
bellished with medallions of lace and
threaded Avith black bebe velvet rib
bon. The faillette has pot entirely disap
peared, but it is. treated in neAV ways.
An illustration that is very effective is
a" black net worked with black span
gles and the most minute steel ones.
The fashionable milliners have dis
carded Irish crochet lace this season,
but the dressmakers have nor, and
cither as entire trimming or In combi
nation Aviih other" lace it appears en
the majority of the season's hand
pSSJfl woken mo $
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l)!.;lliC tltn Jlrllit 1 or J. ire.
When tin Aveatlier b (.':.! warm
becomes iM'.-evsary to dip tl.o h
strong soapsuds In order to clear thi'tn
of lice. Carbolic m-1. 1 soap or Avhalo
oil soap should b ii'od. and the AV.ifer
should be warm nod very soapy. Dip
the hens under, rub the suds well int'i
the feathers and turn the hens Into a
Avarm place, Avliore they Avill he secure
from Avir.ds until avoII dried. Do not
-inse them In c'.oar Avater, as It Avill lie
more effectual to allow the suds to re
main on tin in.
A Sink l'uller.
The illustration shows a simple, ef
fective and very convenient Implement
for pulling up stakes, avIiou removing
an old fence. A stout pry has two
round Iron arms attached by staph'.
to Its end, a's shown. The iron has its
ends turned in and drawn to a point
so that it can be driven into the stake,
Avhen the latter can be pulled up Avith
case. If the stake is large, the arms
can easily be sprung apart so that the
points can be driA'on in on each side
Surcens With l'olatoed.
My greatest success in potato groAV
ing Avas this past season on land that
avus fertilized with barnyard manure
and ashes. Tim ashes were applied
during the latter part of the previous
summer, and later, during November
and December, the manure, fresh
from the stable, was applied. The
ground was literally covered Avith ma
mire, as I Avas determined -to raise a
good crop. In the spring I ploAved to
the depth of eight inches, harroAVcd
well and scored out to the depth of six
inches. The rows Avere tAvo and a half
feet apart and the potatoes, cut to one
and two eyes, were planted one foot
apart in the rows.
The land was kept clear of Aveeds
niol tln bii"-j Ut'ut t.vp11 under pontrnl
. T,)0 llotwitnst!Uldlns the ex.
trcme drouth, Avas the best crop I luu-e
ever raised. They Avere altogether free
from scab, and but very feAV Avere
worm eaten. .Tames B. Stephens, lr
ITS' Tl f rt TTlAnAMCltAfl A
kA LAW AA.KJ lliV. iHVUU.
Methods AVIth Sitting: Hen,
When the hens arc set I use a com
mon powder bloAver and fill the hen's
feathers with insect poAvder. I give
each hen as many eggs as she Avill
cover from eleven to fifteen and use
cheap boxes for nests. I knock off the
top and half the front and nail them
up against the wall of the chicken
house. Use a slat cover to keep off
the laying hens. I make nests for both
laying and sitting hens of pine needles.
They do not Avear out as quickly as
straw, and if the bottom of the nest
boxes are made of slats, all dirt from
the lien's feet Avill sift through and the
nests Avill keep sweet and clean for a
I take the sitting hens off their nests
every day, and if the days are Avarm,
twice a day, Avhen the other hens are
fed. When the eggs hatch I put the
hens and chicks in coops, give them a
little water, after having used the
powder blower on each hen and chick.
Do not feed until the chicks begin to
call for food, then give stale bread or
johnnycake for four or five days. Af
ter that feed whole wheat several times
a day. Give the hens and chicks free
range Avhen the Aveatlier is dry after
the first ten days. American Agricul
turist. Sorghum as Cattle Food.
Many years ago our fathers tried
sorghum. soAving it broadcast as was
the custom then, and as a green food
or cured and fed dry It did not give
satisfaction. It Avas not as good as
corn stover Avhen drey, and Avhen fed
green the corn fodder seemed the bet
ter. This prejudiced us against it. and
Ave have not tried it since. But Ave
knoAV now that, corn soavu broadcast
does not make the best of fodder, either
green or cured, and Ave have begun to
wonder if sorghum sown in drills and
cultivated as ensilage or fodder corn
would be, might not be equally as garni
as a forage crop, green or dried. .-We
have not invest ig.viod the matter
enough to have any decided opinio:.,
but think it worthy of study by stock
keepers. As the sorghum hss more
sugar than the cornstalk, or is supposed
to have, It should' be more fattening,
but there is anolher matter to be taken
into consideration. From Ihe sugar--groAving
countries comes a repot; that
too much sugar fed to animals is a
cause of barnnncss, Avhich may
true, and if it Is so would be an T.i'C
tloii'to frorgJJf'tni or to sweet con"4s iin
onsilagi .v''" for the glairy ,l.i ''
at leas?, a son for using other 4oni
Hot win produce larger crons. not as
rich iu sugar. A m ?rica u Cultivate1'
i - II'
Bananas are. m: a nil', planted out
systematically l:i rows, tho "siU'lie, V
being placed at in average of i.n
feet ni'.iit. The banana plant bear.t
(lily one biin.li at a time, but It is
a quick grower, yUMlng Its fruit in
twelve to foiirlv'on months. When ike
plant is about six months old a sec
ond "sucker" or shoot Is allowed to
spring from the root, a third after
the ninth month, and so on. so that
after the first year there Is a continu
ous crop being reaped.
A healthy plant Avill not only add to
the purity of the air but Avill restore
life-giving properties to that Avlihli has
become vitiated, for It will thrive, pro
vided it has as much as seven to eight
per cent, of carbonic acid gas. Too
much carbonic acid gas, on the other
hand, Is Injurious, even to plants. That
Avhich is called breathing, in a plant,
is also a sort of digestion, the carbon
being food that is built into vegetable
tissue, and if too much is given the
plant is gorged and suffers from a
surfeit, Avhile on the other hand It
may be starved, and tne whole plant
' sIioavs the effect of the indigestion by
looking sickly, for it has no stomach,
but performs its digestion Avith Its
The epoch of the beginning of life
on the earth cannot bt? carried back,
according to the reasoning of F. .7.
Allen, further than the date of the
appearance of water on the earth's
surface. The powerful shocks of light
ning Avhicli must have occurred con
tinually in the damp, warm atmos
phere then existing, led to the produc
tion of ammonia and the oxide of
nitrogen, as happens to-day. These sub
stances were carried doAvn In solution
by the rains, and on the surface of
the earth met solutions of carbonic
acid and the ciilorids, sulphates, and
phosphates of the alkalies and metals.
This was then the first opportunity
for the formation of varied nitrogenous
combinations and for the coining into
being of the first living substance.
Mr. Bovey has recently described in
the transactions of the Koyal Society
of Canada, an extensoineter for deter
mining the longitudinal extension or
compression of a horizontal beam
loaded transversely. It consists, in es
sence, of two parallel overlapping
steel bars, the opposite ends of Avhich
rest, by knife blades, against two
points of the specimen to be exam
ined. BetAveen the faces of the two
bars is a small roller carrying a mir
ror. Any extension or compression of
the specimen causes the roller to ro
tate through an angle and deflects a
beam of light thrown on the surface
of the small mirror. ' The motion of
the beam of light can be read by a
telescope of considerable magnifying
power, and thus extremely small de
flections can be accurately measured.
, The force of gravity over the land is
determined by counting the number
of swings of a pendulum of kuoAvn
length that occur in a knoAvn lapse of
time. Dr. Ilecker, of Potsdam, has
recently made an attempt to deter-
,muc luw .'-' ui '"j w
uuieieui jiiiiis ul iu .-uaimi; otfuu
between Hamburg and Bahia by
means of a barometer and a hypso
meter (a boiling-point thermometer).
The barometric formula contains a
term depending" on the Intensity of
gravity at the place of observation.
The hysometer is independent of this
influence. A comparison of the results
of simultaneous observations by the
tAvo methods affords a means of de
termining the force of gravity ap
proximately. The preliminary results
indicate that gravity of the deep ocean
is nearly normal and they confirm
Trait's hypothesis in regard to the
isosiatic arrangement of the masses of
the earth's crust.
The Education of the 1'arrot.
To teach a parrot to talk It is never
necessary to place the poor bird in a
darkened room or to starve him. Com
mon sense would suggest that he
should be made as happy as possible
iu his surroundings. Give him good
Jtood hemp, maize, oats, biscuit. As a
slice of fruit is always beneficial, a bit
of apple, of pear, of banana, or of car-
rot will do very Avell. Also see that
your pet has pure drinking water, a
large cage, some soft wood to gmnv,
Avitli plenty of coarse grit on the floor
of the cage, for he needs the small
stones to aid his digestion. A parrot in
these comfortable circumstances may
then be le t alone in a ifToin -while his
teach'T cniceals himself in another,
yno teacher, who should be heard, but
not seen, should repeat, Avith infiidie
patience. ;ver and over again, the
Avord or Avord he Avishes his pet to
learn. The female parrots do not talk
-the female of the song birds, it should
be remembered, is not a singer so that
efforts of education iu that line are
quite thrown away. Our Animal
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He' oconoriii., clo-c niel ulnvud, j
(la lmiuiiii homey he 1 Oi t itiirnl;
Pelt he'll .eiel 1 worth of time
la M.neh of u u tw il woith h df n 'i nt!
t lliellili.lt I I 'oil line II i.l'. -1 ! ii'iiee.
Trying In lleform.
( S 'J L,V'A
"Why does that deaf mute Avail; so
much with his hands behind hU back'"
"Oh! he's trying to cure himself of
the habit of talking to biniM-lf."
Hi Harriet Mrui;).
"And when you proposed to her,"
said a friend, "you wore a stm-jling
young man, eh?"
"Yes," replied the financier, "you
should just have seen mo struggling to
tell her I loved her." - Philadelphia
"I don't think I Avill be able to appi-a-.-In
to-day's performance," said the com
edian to the manager.
"What's the matter?" asked the busi
"Oh, I don't know; I feel funny."
The I'.i-ef (Ju-tloM.
Mr. NcAved (solicitously) "And lunv
do you get along Avith the butcher, my
Mrs. NeAved "Oh, splendidly, lie is
such a generous man, Mortimer. When
I order a four-pound Joint he always
sends me one weighing six or seven'."
The Mr Four.
Wissahickon "The four greatest
Americans were Philadelphians."
Mnnayunk "Who were they?'
Wissahickon "William Penn, of
England; Stephen Girard, of France;
Benjamin Franklin, of Boston, and Al
bert Gallatin, of Switzerland."-NeAV
Greatly to lie Desired.
"At last," said the great scientist, "1
have fairly established communication
with Mars. What great question shall
I submit to them first?"
"Ask them," said the young woman '
promptly, "if they have discovered a
comfortable and suitable bicycle cos
tume for girls that Is also attractive."
"What Love Is.
She "Stop! l'ou shan't kiss me to
night at least not before I have had
an explanation. I heard to-day that
you had been engaged to sixteen differ
He "But that Avas before I had seen
your angel face, my love."
She "So it Avas, to be sure. I never
thought of that." Tit-Bits.
S1(C of Genius.
"What a charming infant!" ex
claimed Miss Frizz.
"yes," said the mother proudly, "Ave
are looking fonvard to a brilliant fu
ture for our boy."
"I'm sure he Avill realize it. I
shouldn't be at all surprised if he Avere
to become a great literary man. What
he is saying noAv sounds to me exactly
like Scotch dialect!" Washington Star.
The Terror's Vrosrreas.
Here comes au automobile!"-
w A' Worn an.
. Fowler "Come, hoav, what did she
say when you asked her to marry
Fisher "Oh, I don't know: some
thing about not having me if Ihere
wasn't another man in the Avorld."
FoAvler "Aud Avhat did vou say to
Fisher "I didn't say anything. It's
just as well to let a woman have th.
lat Avord. She's bound to have it, yiv
Avuj." Boston Transcript.
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