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IMucutlon anil I'ullnrMK.
Docs t he higher tl ucji t Ion tend to
lessen the physical beauty of Avoinen?
A certain physician has stirred tip a
hi riot's nest nliout Lis head by declar
ing Hint it does, lie points to tho fart
that many of the most advanced avoiii
en have been the ugliest, and lie fur
ther argues that the 'Women who dis
tinguish themselves by their Intellect
mv seldom those of the greatest Icauty.
I,iro aa m Ciiirnltiire.
Lace as a garniture is still In favor,
Imt more In the form of beautiful half
yokes at the edge of t he low neck, or
as oddly arranged insertions. If a
high bodice la desired one of the pret
tiest paquin models of cream white
French batiste is filled out to the threat
with embroidered, unlined chiffon com
pleted by a transparent collar of rich
lace matching the girdle and pointed
band cf the elbow sleeves.
Simpler Typo of Iur.
There is in the minds of one or two
leading furriers a rebellion against the
comities nature of the fur garments of
the last few seasons. They are taking
courage to declare against the chop
ping up of -istly skins into little bits
to patch c other costly skins, which
they assert would, like beauty, bo bet
ter "unadorned," so that for the winter
wo may expect a return to the simpler
type of fur garment.-?, which is, of
course, by fr.r the better.
Even the collarettes show tlio desire
for a bolder and freer treatment. Un
doubtedly, the most chic kind of collar
ette will be the long, straight, wide
stoics, with a liberality in the matter
of tails, while muffs promise to be very
big indeed, and of both the square and
oblong shape. Moleskin coats and
coats of caracul and of mink will, as
usual, be popular. Indeed, as far as
fur itself is concerned, we shall be
using all the old favorites. New York
Woman r.ehlml tho Counter.
It is generally asserted or Implied by
the amateur observer that unpleasant
ness on the part cf tho sales girl Is due
to the greater unpleasantness of the
woman on tho other side of the coun
ter. The Dry Goods Economist, how
ever, a journal which ought to know
conditions in department stores, speak
ing of a certain store said:
i "This store, however, has one advan
tage over most others that I know any
thing about. Every employe in it seems
,to be good natured. Why, It may be
asked, should there be any difference
in this respect between this store and
the average one? Is not human nature
about the same the world over? True
"Nevertheless, there is a difference.
iWhy? Because the proprietor Is not
only a merchant, but a gentleman, as
all, unfortunately, are not. Ho treats
his subordinates with marked courtesy
and geniality. As a consequence they
feel so kindly disposed toward him and
his business that such good will is re
fleeted in their treatment of his cus
tomers. And how great a factor this
lias been in making regular customers
of casuals whe can say?"
Training; II and and Eye.
"We must never forget the intense in
dividuality of children, writes "Pater
Familias" in Good Housekeeping
iWithin certain limits it should be fos
tered and developed. But the more
deeply I go into this whole subject, the
older my own children become and the
wider my observation, the more radical
I become about elementary education
nappy are tno ennuren wno are
brought up i:i the country, especially
if their parents take an intelligent in
terest ia directing their development
iWhat is needed is the right combina
tiou of practice with theory, of boot
study and doing, of hand work and
eyo training with the usual educational
Nature study, elementary art inr;truc
ition. and fundamental training of the
,tw;o hands, are essential to the best all
around development. Many men have
achieved distinction In life in spite of
tneir education rather than by reason
of it. They have had tho power to
riST above the errors of their early ed
ucation, the ability to slough off the
non-essentials of the schools, ar.d to
utilize to the utmost such fragments of
their education as could be usefully ap
plied in the struggles of life.
Tho Season's Hats.
Colored hats will be fashionable
acraiu rusde of velvet to match the
suits, of the rough, shaggy beavers,
and also of cloth the same as ti e gown
A charming costume tf a queer shade
of red in a shaggy material has a toque
to match with touches of darker velvet
but no feathers or ornaments of any
kind, while a dark blue velvet costr.nu
blue velvet with one long white ostrich
plume. The Hat bats have not gone
out of fashion, ar.d yet there are now
to 1m seen among the very new shapes
piite a number Avith high crown a
style that could easily have been pre
dicted as n coming reaction from the
Hat hats that have been worn for so
long a time. A curious feature of the
w fashions in millinery is that there
is no one distinctive style set aside for
my age. The law is that the hat shall
be becoming and suitable for the indi
vidual wearer, which is the reason
why this year's fashions promise to be
so particularly attractive.
The broad, rather low hats will, on
it; vhoIe, hold their place in popular
favor for every day wear, at least dur
ing the early part of the winter. The
rough felts are to be most popular for
outing or tailor-suit hats. Harper's Ha-'
The Woman In Authority.
The woman in authority should study
consideration of other people's feelings.
Tlie common scold or the continual
fault-finder Is perhaps the most disa
greeable person in the world, not only
unhappy herself, but making others so.,
Scolding, in o:ie light, is really an ac
complishmentthat is. w'.icn used lor
the prop;1:- correction of -servants and
children. If ymi feci called upon to de
liver a rebuke to a servant make it
clear to that offender that your dis
pleasure is justified; never lose your
temper, but be calm and dignified, lor
remember that your bearing has much
to do with the' respect that you are
held in by those under your authority.
Never let a scolding degenerate into
nagging, for if you do you lose all
claim for respect from the delinquent.
and the person at fault becomes your
critic, and a very scornful one at that.
Let all scoldings be gauged by the
error, but do not make any ouo rebuke
long drawn out. Give each a hopeful
When properly administered a mer
ited scolding quickly bears the fruit of
better behavior on the part of the of
Many wives have spoiled the good
nature of their husbands by seizing
upon some fault, trivial, perhaps, and
constantly dwelling upon it.
Where home is made unhappy by a
great fault of the husband, if he is
worthy of loving and saving, he Is
more effectively appealed to by tender
ness than by denunciation or scorn.
- FROM TtiC
Kimono-like sleeves are noted on fur
Shaded ostrich feathers are very
White fox trims white broadtail ex
quisitely. Flowered broadcloths are a wonder
Dresden-flowered louisine are among
the choice silks.
Corduroy crepes are very rich and
drape gracefully. s
Lace more and more is to figure as a
trimming for furs.
Silk kimonos for winter are lined
with white albatross.
Changeable taffetas are the vogue
for waists and dresses.
Moire soleil is a satin-,barred plaid
suitable for shirt waists.
Panne-finish velvets look quite like
panne and at much less cost.
Draped strands of jet are effective as
a facing for a smart black turban.
Kieh green and the various tan
shades make a modish combination.
Chenille worked in wheel-like affairs
faces the brim of one fascinatiug hat.
Lace weave stockings are to be the
thing in hosiery for house and evening
Polka dots, like water markings and
of various sizes, adorn a new turquoise
Eich plaid ribbons with black velvet
edges are among the splendid new of
ferings. Some clever evening stockings in
white lace effect are adorned with deli
cate black pansies.
Many of the rich new silks are given
additional splendor in the shape of a
finish of panne-like lustre.
A stunning turban is composed of
shaded blue and greon velvet foliage, a
few green roses being under the left
Jasper gray is a pure gray that is, a
mixture of black and white without a
thread of any other color. It may bo
htorlns Carrot Bint Turnlpi.
When carrots or turnips are stored
outside they cannot nhvavs be reached
whcinleslrcd for use. and It will there
fore lie advantaged!' to si ore them
In bins In a dry cellar. If packed iu
perfectly dry sawdust, oats, coin or
even dry earth, they will keen well
and can be taken out of the bins at
any time. U Is the alternate freezing
and thawing that damages all root
crops stored away In winter, but as
the packing material keeps them at
an even temperature this ualollty Is
avoided. Tlii' oats or corn used for
the purpose will not be Injured and
may be fed while using the roots In
Some AVlicat Tent.
At the Pennsylvania Experiment
Station some tests with wheat gave
results that were summarized as fol
1. The yield of grain from the differ-'
cnt varieties of wheat varied greatly.
12. The bearded varieties gave the
largest yield of grain and of straw,
and the grain per measured bushel
was heavier than that produced .by tho
beardless or smooth varieties.
3. In general the smooth chaff varie
ties were injured more by the Hessian
fly than the bearded chaff varieties.
4. Late-sown wheat was Injured less
by the Hessian fly than that sown
5. The difference in the yield of the
varieties may lie accounted for in part
by tin difference in the severity of at
tack by the Hessian fly.
Fulling Fence Tosts.
For pulling fence posts I know of
nothing better than a piece of board
three feet four inches long and a team
and chain. Cut a small notch two
inches deep about the middle of -one
of the board for the chain to rest in.
Back the team nearly up to the post,
then attach one end of tho chain to
the post close to the ground. Raise
the chain and lean, the board up to the
post and drive on. One man and team
will pull 400 posts a day. It is easier'
if you have some kind of a sulky to
hitch the end of chain to. The fore
part of a farm wagon will answer very
well. I use the sulky of an old culti
vator. If tho ground. is soft bolt a
block of wood to the lower end of the
board and if the post Is not very deep
use a small piece of board. Joshua A.
Sprlggs, in New England Homestead.
An Experience With leg.
'A writer in tho New York Tribune
Farmer tells 'of his first experience
with the Italian bees in the same
apiary with black bees. The first year
he gave three Italian queens to as
many colonies. He had twenty colon
ies of black bees that he thought ex
tra good workers. Two of the Italian
colonies gave each more surplus honey!
than the best colony of the black bees.;
They kept at work during a severe
drouth when the black bees were near
ly all idle. They worked earlier in
the morning, when the plants were wet,
with dew, and In rainy weather, when'
the black, bees gathered no honey. The!
apple trees around his apiary were so,
well pollenized that he had fifty per
cent, of a good crop of apples, while
in localities two or three miles away
there were scarcely any apples at all.
They seemed to be able to obtain nec
tar from flowers where the other bees
could not reach It, and to reduce a thin!
nectar to honey when the others could
not do so.
Double Windows For Poultry Housei.
No farm building more greatly needs
double windows in winter than the
poultry house, but there is the trouble
of securing proper "airing out" of the
house on pleasant days in winter,
where double windows are used.
A double window that can be opened
and then closed tightly against the en
trance of wind is shown herewith.
The top and bottom are fitted to pieces
of wood of such shape and fitting that
air caunot enter. The whole is then
hinged and swung as one window.
One window in a house fitted in this
way, with the outside door, will give
ample opportunity for ventilating the
i house every sunny morning. , T1k rest
of the windows can be of the ordinary
double pattern. American Agricultur
ist. A fat woman rejoices at getting thin
until she makes the horrible discovery
that her clothes no longer fit her.
Germany has C22.2S1 miles o: tele
phone wire. . . 1
" I ly-Catrlilinr ami l'.rn hromhlng " la
Many and various are I lie means cm
ployed to secure the precious metal
from lis abiding place, and two meth
ods are so:iieslnt remarkable. They
are employed at Charleston, cm the
west coast of the South Island of New
Zealand. The first Is known us "fly
catching," and Is adopted on streams
down which the water used in hy
draulic sluicing runs after it has passed
through tin' tall races. Some of the
very 1 in gold escapes, and Is carried
away in the water. This is known as
'floating gold," so at intervals along
the streams boxes are placed, , slightly
above the natural level. On the sur
face of these matting or sacking Is put,
and some of the gold Is caught. The
sacking is washed regularly in a tub,
and tlie sediment contains the gold in
very tine, dust-like particles.
"Beachcombing," as Its name Im
plies, is carried on on tlie sea boa eh,
and is used to save the fine gold thrown
up by the action of the ocean. The
greater the storm the larger the deposit
of gold. The sand on the beach is
black in color, and very tine, and the
gold remains on tlie surface in most
uiir.ute specks, quite Invisible to the.
eye. These claims are "00 feet In
width, and each miner, as the tide goes
out, wheels down his slulee-box and
commences operations. The bottom of
the box is lined with sheets of copper,
covered with quicksilver. At the top
a stream of water from a hose Is led in.
The upper surface of the sand Is
stripped off about six inches deep, and
Is thrown by shovelsful into the water.
As It passes down the box the force
of the water spreads it out over the
plates of quicksilver copper, and the
gold adheres to the surface. The mix
ture of gold and quicksilver is known
as amalgam, and it is afterward sep
arated. These claims have been Avorkcd
continuously for thirty years. Golden
Beware of "Had I but known." Ital
The first blow is as good as two.
Ability is of little account without
opportunity. Napoleon I.
The fool passes for wise if he 13
silent. Portuguese proverb.
It is better a man should be abused
than forgotten. Dr. Johnson.
The life of action Is nobler than the
life of thought. Miss Muloch.
The less poAvor a man has the more
he likes to use it J. Petit Senn.
Be more prompt to go to a friend in
adversity than in prosperity. Chilo.
To reform a man, you must begin
with his grandmother. Victor Hugo.
Conscience warns us as a friend be
fore It punishes as a judge. Stanis
He who can conceal his joys is great
er than he who can hide his griefs.
Ho who has lost his reputation is a
dead man among the living. Spanish
In prayer it is better to have a heart
without words than words without a
Cowards die many times before their
death; the valiant never tast.e of death
but once. Shakespeare.
The greatest of all human benefits,
that, at least, without which no other
benefit can be truly enjoyed, is inde
pendence. Farke Godwin.
Disguised Dog as a Baby.
The most prominent of the dogs at
present in the public eye is that terrier
which its owners attempted recently
to smuggle across the Channel dis
guised as a baby in long clothes. It
is attracting the greatest interest at
Calais, where it is in charge of one. of
the officials at the buffet at tho Gare
Maritime, who, it appears, has been
commissioned to attend to the dog un
til the owners' return to th continent.
The dog's name 13 Bob, but we fear
this Is no more valuable as a means
of identification than if it had been
called Smith or Jones. It is said to
belong to an American lady and gen
tleman, who are at present staying in
London. The animal is a large Irish
terrier, so large that it must have made
an exceedingly fine child when dressed
as a baby. The lady crossed from
England to the continent in nurse's
attire two days previously, and, it is
stated, traveled especially to Paris to
fetch the dog. London Daily News.
A MagniC.xit Muff.
But the most daring trick of all in
this case of the Imaginary heirs and
the equally imaginary millions, was
Mme. Humbert's appearance with a
small satchel before the judge then
presiding over her suit. People had
doubted the Crawford millions, so she
had brought those millions for the
judge to verify. The judge declined,
that Avas not his function. Mme. Hum
bert insisted. The judge was obdur
ate. So Mme. Humbert took back un
opened her little valise, supposed to
contain one hundred and twenty mil
lion francs in "bonds, in reality prob
ably stuffed with "a few newspapers.
That Avas a superb bluff. Story of the
i u:ui'fc i7TiS.2, ul Lesbos Monthly,
How to Ulluk Milk.
When one needs a reviving stimulant
after exhaustion, nothing can rival the
effects of hot milk sipped slowly.
Some people say they cannot digest
milk, and these are the people w!;i
drink It down quickly, so that tho
ligestive acids, In playing round it.
form large curds, which give troub.e
before they can be absorbed. Tlx'
right way is to sip the milk In iv.naH
amounts, so that each mouthful, as It
descends into the stomach, is surround
ed by the gastric fluid, and when the
whole glassful is down the effect is
that of a spongy mass of curds, in
and out of which the keen gastric
juices course, speedily doing their
Avork of turning the curd into peptones
that the tissues can take up.
Tho l'f of Lrinnn.
If more people realized the many
uses to Avhich lemons may be put this
fruit would always be found iu the'
well regulated household. Here are
some of Its good qualities: Lemon
juice removes stains from one's hands.
Lemon juice and water make n mouth
wash, useful for preventing tartar and
sweetening tho breath, but the mixture
must not be too strong, or the enamel
of the teeth avIH In time suffer. Lemoa
juice Avill often, when everything else
fails, allay the irritation caused by the
bites of gnats or Hies, and a teaspoon
ful of it, in a cr.p of cafe noir, Avill
usually relieve a bilious headache. The
juice of a lemon, taken in hot water
on awakening in the morning, is a
liver corrector and a flesh reducer.
Lemon juice and salt "will remove
rust stains from linen Avithout Injury
to the fabric If you wet the stains
Avith the mixture several times while
It is bleaching in sunshine. Two or
three applications may be necessary
if the 'stain is an old one. Brooklyn
Buckwheat Cakes. ,
To make buckwheat griddle cakes,
mix together four cupfuls of buck
wheat flour Avith one scant cupful
of cornmeal and an even tablespoonft.l
of salt. Sift these ingredients to
gether. To moisten them use five cup
fuls of lukewarm water and two cup
fuls of milk. The milk is used to give
the rich broAvu color preferred by most
people. To accomplish this many
housewives use all Avater and add tAvo
tablespoonfuls of molasses.. The milk,
however, makes the cakes more deli
cate. Dissolve a compressed yeast
cake In a half cupful of lukewarm
water; add it to the other liquid. Then
add the- liquid gradually to the dry
ingredients, beating hard meanAvhile.
Tour the batter Into a pail that comes
for the purpose, and let it rise over
night. In tho morning, just before
baking the cakes, stir a level teaspoon
ful of soda into a quarter of a cupful
of lukewarm water and beat it into
the batter until it foams. Then fry a
test cake on a hot griddle, and if it Is
too thick, add more water or milk to
the batter. At least a pint of the bat
ter should be left for the next baking,
to use in place of the yeast. To renew
the batter, add the Ingredients in tho
same proportion as the first time.
A hot solution of sal and vinegar
will brighten copper and tin ware.
1 W'hcn color in a fabric has been ac
icidently destroyed by acid, ammonia
'may be applied to restore It.
A pleasant household deodoriser is
made by pouring spirits of lavender
over lumps cf bicarbonate of am
monia. Mildews cn linen may be removed
iwith soft soap and chalk rubbed over
jthe discolored place before it goes into
i String beans, covered Avith French
dressing sprinkled with chives and
seasoned Avith salt and pepper, make
an excellent salad.
i A pinch of salt will make the white
cf an egg beat quicker, and a pinch of
borax in cooked starch avIII make the
clothes stiller and whiter.
! When a bathtub becomes shabby
sandpaper it and give it a coat of or
dinary white paint, to be followed by
one or two coats of bath enamel.
Stains on brass will soon disappear
if rubbed with a cut lemon dipped in
salt. When clean, wash in hot water,
dry with a cloth and polish with a
' Aluminum pans are excellent ia
every way and no trouble to keep clean
if rinsed out directly they are done
with. They should not be washed
with soda, as it Is destructive to the
Jewelry can be cleaned by Avasking
In soapsuds in Avhieh a fcAv drops of
spirits of ammonia are stirred, shaking
off the water a:n laying in a box of
dry sawdust. This method leaves no
izzxlii .cr scratches.