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ui .:i heels in fashion.
!'!. craze for iiygb mnl :i t lilct l.'s
1 ."s i ".)' much inward the suppresMoii
till' 1 iff I. wliidl, according in
'.'iny I'M tors, not only 1 -I't ;-i . i tli
ivimit''h fee!, but U bad fur the g n
cral heal'h ly reason of tic unnatural
f: t r i i ri a the body :uis"il by tin'
weight 1 .flii;; thrown vn to the t -ill of
.Now, however, for ;i while tin- high
heel Is to Ik- In favor again, says the
Loudon Express, owing to the new.
fashion of the short shirt, which hardy
reaches to the ankle. It is thought
that -the high heel lUereas-'s tlic ap
parent size of the foot.
High hods arc more generally worn
In Paris than In any other city in the
world; hut In Vienna. where Ihey
were much in vogue some time ago, th;
tailor-made restuni" has boon the
means of bringing in tb (square tut I.
v - "vt
Tin: lace cat unci: more.
The Pompadour style of tragown has
brought in again a pretty conceit fr
Avearhig in th.o hair with it the lace
cap or snood. This Is merely a small
triangle of old lace which is fastened
here and there on the ton of the hair
a, "with a jeweled pin and tied either hi',rh
5 up on the right side just under the ear
' or taicn hehind and pinned hclow tlie
knot of hair at the hack. Lace is so
becoming to the face that it is a won
der greater use is net made of.it as a
hearess; perhaps it is the old-fashioned
name of cap which militates
gnlr.st it, yet what's in a name? For
instead of adding on to the apparent
a;.''' of the wearer it detracts therefrom,
lie ins both youthful and becoming. In
"ihe oiuhtocnih cc:itury lace fillets in
Ihe hair were universally worn by the
N young matron of fashion; then in early
and mid-Victorian days the cap became
t-he badge of sedate matronhood and
spinste-rhocd, and all over thirty yiars
of age were expected to wear it and
consider themselves henceforth as pas
Fee, which, of course, the bachelor
maid of to-day never would do, and so
the can had to retire. Philadelphia
TREATMENT OF BRIMS,
riateaux and bergeres and other flat
or sonu-mit nais, writes me iaris
correspondent of the Millinery Trade
Review, are being very materially
transformed. One of the latest ideas
is to roll the brim over on both sides
to ns to form a point at the back, while
the front it assumes almost a square
J)ape. This is called the comet de
'plaisle, after a certain kind of thin
biscuit which has been known to many
generations of French children as
plaisir, probably because it is all sur
face and contains a minimum of nutri
ment. The point is generally kept in
position by a piece of ribbon tied round
it and arranged underneath in a knot
composed of many loops. Flowers
clustered low are frequently added at
the side, partly resting on the rolled
over brim, partly on a eache-piegnc;
some, however, have an ostrich feather
fastened at the point, tip forward. An
other arrangement consists in folding
lilt? "1 1UI vu I'vui .-.v.,..-. i.nvi
jjillkewise the point at the back, the ef
i,lVct in front being that of a square
poke similar to the preceding. Under
these circumstances there is no room
for a cache-peigne, and the trimming
lies on the ton on the over-turned
A ROYAL ARTIST.
The fuss which has bc?n made over
the -tneture of a friend exhibited by
, Che Duchess of Argyll reminds one that
Vhe late Sir Edgar Koehni, who was a
ood judge, had a very high opinion
Jot the duchess' talents as an artist
and especially as a sculptor. She was
his nunil and used often to visit his
studio. She has a very practical studio
nt.' Kensington Palace, where she has
oxeeuted most of her works, including
Alio nictnre referred to above, th? sit
' thf? statue of the late Queen which
faces the Round Tond, the statue of
tlie late Queen 'which sh? did for Man
chester Cathedral, and the bust of
atiX ,ato QUCf11 'hlch stands in the
n,,cery of the Institute of Water Col
c', I in Ticcadiily.
'Yvhe Duclics'3 of Argyll lias been fa-M-ored
by tin.1, and at the present day
f.he hardly looks over thirty. Her
figure has preserved its grace and slim
r.ess. Her features are good; she has
ihe long, straight nose and large eyes
of the royal family. Her hair 13 soft
md abuiHlant. felie is a tnorougn mis-
-ess of the art of dress and Is the
-0 .1.- ....... r. 1 r,lr,lnll Cllft
has a certain amount of dramatic
power and looked magnificent in the
.",blennx vivants which rrincess F.ea
Irice used to arrange at Kalmoral and
Osborne in the last reign. Her musical
talents have excited the admiration of
so competent a critic as Ilerr Johannes
Wolff, the v:
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in t liii ;
Lvr s. pretty arc t!i l.t:! ' miii-!i;i-.
for iiioruing ti'.e. No longer, '.a
ord'-r to be fervlee.llilc, ll!i:t our wear,
abh be pl illl. l'or llisl.'lh 'e, oi.e p.ira
fol fur inorr.lt)' Is of green Ilk, pin
spotted in wiiite. At the rd.'e there I
a brojul I and or lain white si!!; laid
In tiny tuck. About the Up .-u th,. t ,p
Is an nrratig.'ineiit v.iiite .--aihi rib
bon. 1 i '!;ii,;: like n 1 1 : 1 T c; en ne.
I'iit that prim pn tthie for you?
Anotlier, in the popuht" green and
blue ;!!,, with little cri.s.'-bars of w!,!;e
in it, has a de p boi'iler of the plain
bic silk, over whh-h the top proper
fa IN in a loes, edge, like a deep fold,
of plain given. It 1 ,ok. ;.s if then-
were n (hen lorl.-r clTeei of plain
i!uc and green i:i foil's and then a
phi id top. It Is vey pretty and dalnt.v.
yet quite th: pra"tieal thin; for inorn-
lug and p
In th'- United Stain? the i:;;'Jo:ity of
librarians are woiiin
Mi s (iwcudollre S-tcwart. of Cali
fornia, is Lvturing in Lotalm on Amer
ican ways of housekeeping.
It is not necessary to use the com
plexion, brush daily. U:ed too fredy.
it may coarsen the shin. Once a week
Adolphine Kok, the first woman ever
ad:nitted to practice law at the bar of
Holland, lias just passed her examina
tion, her husband, also : lawyer, act
ing as her sponsor.
A patent on .an improvement on a
typewriter was di vised by MNs Emma
I). Mil's. Tlie Invention necessitated
the construction of s'ucial tools and
these she made alsr:.
The House of Commons ordered war
medals to be presented to the live
mcrie u women nur.-es win served
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on tr.o ucspuai snip .ua.n.' in aouin
African and Chinese waters.
An important attachment to tlie sew
ing machine was invented by Miss
Helen Ulanchard, and the hand refilg
erator and lunch box is the work or
Miss Phillips, of Dorchester, Mass.
When applying cold cream to the
skin, rub on with a slow rotary mo
tion, using a slight pressure. Take
time and lay in a stock of patience
when setting out on the journey alter
The Italian Minister of Marine has
decorated with a silver medal for vidor
Luigia Felieiotti, a girl seventeen -rears
of age, for two conspicuously brave
deeds. She first rescued from drown
ing at Torto Recanati, her native place,
a man much her senior, and after
ward swam out from the shore to per
form a similar service for a girl who
had fallen out of a small boat.
The belt is a prominent feature of
the most swagger summer toilettes.
Th? new full skirt, with its very
much fuller back, is now seen every
where. Wide cuffs and collars so wide as
to be almost cape-like are the favor
ites of fashion.
Patent leather ties, with the high
military heel, are holding first place
for walking shoes.
A wiiLp girdle, with sash ends, is an
exceedingly smart and much-liked fin
ish for summer bodices.
r.lack and white are still the favor
ites for the most desirable costumes,
but tan and brown are close seconds.
Before the end of the summer lace
open-work hosiery is to be superseded
by the filmiest of plain silk or lisle
The general outlines of the newest
skirts are a full back, smooth over the
hips, falling from there full to the
The cape and capelef effects are the
necessary accompaniments to the large
hats in vogue, to provide a becomingly
broad basis for the head.
The restaurant gown and picture hat
to match are now indispensable to the
complete feminine wardrube, so popu
lar has dining in public become.
Linen 'suits of ecru, white, green
and blue, with an instep length skirt
and long-skirted, slightly blousod coat,
will be among the smartest of the sum
mer. Black patent leather and red morocco
belts about four Inches broad, perfectly
plain and with a very simple buckle,
are among the now tailor gown acces
sories. A nine-inch knotted fringe, as an
edge finish for the deep shoulder col
lar of a smart taffeta walking suit, is
an advance idea that promises to he
For the flower-trimmed hat the
"iinvo elindcs of lavender .ire flip fnsh-
n)ab!e fad. adorned with lilacs, wis
j u-ria or a larger blcssc-ia that rt-eiu-'
lies the azalea.
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w 'l'.iih r.
9 ir txms
It N t!: : oTM beiiten f, dd
r that N
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o.-., of thin
!'"!. '.er lira t compels th fanner to fee
Th" ;,..s of r im fodder N :i
wavtc u.' a portion of tin corn crop.
V the fodder, when prop.'ily pre'
ici ved, !i i. early coral in value to th'
If in:y of the hens wish to go on the
-t and remain let theni do so. There
no better way to get a lcn in good
1 i.ving condition than to let her remain
en th i;e.-t two weeks and then break
her up. When hens ,, on th" nest with ;
ll'.e intention of hatching out a broad j
do so because they arc out of
lion for laying. To attoir.pt In
break them up r.f once N to violate
natural laws, and nothing' will be
ge.iiu d by it, as such ln-ns will lay only
a few eggs anl then become broody
nuiil'i. When they are on the nest give
th'M.i but little food, ,a meal once in
two day.-; being su.'lit icuL Mirror and
A WHITE WHITEWASH.
Each soring there is a number o'
inquiries regarding ihe formula of tlie
.whitewash used by ihe United State
Covoniment on lighthouses and other
buildings which It is desired to keep
whit This whitewash is more t-x-pcn-lvo
and troublesome to make than
1 1 o nrilinnvv lrtmlj lmf It i.u. n ! i-il. i
liancy and a whiteness which it re
tains, and in these respects differs from
the ordinary mixture. Take a half-bu.-hel
of good stone lime and slake It
in boiling water, keeping it covered.
After straining add a half-pock of
salt, dissolved In warm water, three
pounds of ground rice, boiled to a thin
paste, one pound of dear glue, dis
solved in warm water, and one-half
pound of powdered Spanish whiting.
Mix together thoroughly end let it
stand for a week. When wanted for
application, heat and apply as hot as
It is possible ta handle it, using a
:dean brush for the purpose. It is besi
upt in an iron receptacle.
CRASS FOR CHICKS.
There is scarcely one thing so ,con
lucive to the health of young chicks
is a pint of ground whore grass or
"lover grows abundantly. The little
fellows run about gathering a sprig
hero or a worm or bug there, all the
;ime growing and gaining strength and
vigor. Chicks that stay where the
grass grows are always thrifty," never
have gapes, and invariably grow rapid
ly. They learn early in life to hustle,
md after they have reached maturity
the habit does not forsake them.
A woodland makes a delightful spot
for rearing chicks, the shade, the insect
life and the grass all combining to aid
the growth and develop the health of
the chick. The only objection to such
a place is the danger from wild ani
mals and hawks, but this is not always
the case, -and when possible, we should
advise selecting a rolling, sparsely
timbered woodland. In any event,
ihough, select a spot where grass grows
abundantly. Home and Farm.
KICKING BLOCK FOR HORSES.
Nearly all the present methods of
endeavoring to prevent a horse from
kicking are more or less dangerous to
the safety of the animal, and in the
case of a valuable animal this is al-
most as much of a consideration as the
safety of tlie owner or the groom. The
most common method in vogue is the
use of the chain and log, but it Is an
almost everyday occurrence for an ani
mal to be ruined for life by this de
vice. An exceedingly simple metliod. and
one which Is claimed to bo very ef
fective, was recently the subject of a
patent granted to (ieorge Lewis. The
general appearance of this device is
shown in the accompanying cut. The
rear part"is hard and unyielding, con
structed preferably of wood and in the
shape of a letter "U" and the fore
part consists of a strap which holds the
block in place, making a snug tit
around the horse's foot at the fetlock
The instant a horse attempts to rabe
his heeds in an endeavor to kick, the
effect of the device Is to place the foot
:r hoof inion the floor and to practical
ly prevent him from kicking. In a
short time a kicking horse gis up the
effort '.and is entirely brikon of the
habit. Tlie device also prevents the
horse from pawing, capping his hoek
bruising his legs, and from in various
iuh"r ways injuring and disaVlin:; h.'m-telL-rhiladdphia
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ttf'iulic 1 lor AW m r!i. ii I I r . . tl p f t.tnsi
Ci:nd wi.v-i nr.' required wh -revrf
telegraph or tch phone wires, unpro
tected with n pel mai.i i,t iitsiilaili..
oo ci ing, cro. a.hoM'. or are liable t
fail upon or be blow n onto the deetrb'
coiidueti i s of a tramway. Kadi guard
wir.' should be well grounded at otic
point at least, and at Intervals of not
la : than live .pa:n. The cart 1 1 con
nection should l" mane by connect in;
the wire through the support to I hi?
rails by means of a copper bond.
Cuard wires should, In g"iieial, be of
gaivauizul sted, hut may h- of I ttoi. z
or h :ed drawn copper in oistiicts
whei't s! el hhabl. to '?;ccssiv corro
si.jti. In general these wires nilt be
histalied at a minimum height of twenty-four
indies above the trolley wire.
Where there is but one' t roll -y two wirej
parallel to this one on cadi side, at u
horizontal distance of eight inch's
from tlie trolley win1 are necessary.
If there are two trolley wires not more
than twelve fict apart, but the tele
graph wires do not weigh more than
o) pounds per mile, two guard wires-r.i-e
smlicieut, stretdied a minimum
distance of twenty-four inches aboc
tli.' former, and on th' outside at
horizontal db tar.ee of eight Inches
from Ihe trolley wire.
If the telegi pli wires weigh 10?)
pounds or more per mile, tills latter
rrrang: -incut is sndieient if the Irolle.v
wires are not more thin fifteen Indie's
apart. Where tin; trolley wires ar?
separated by a distance of from fifteen
to forty-eight inches, three wires ::r-.
required parallel to Ihe trolley two on
the outeidc, a horizontal distance of
eight indies, and the other midway
between the two tralieys, all at a mini
mum distance of twtnl.v-fuur Inches
above the trolley wire. If Ihe distance
be; ween tlie wires is over forty-eight
Inches, and the telegraph wires weigh
more than 100 pounds per mile, two
rruard wires are required for each troh
ley wire as for a single wire, tlitard
wires are also required where tele
graph wires do not cross the trolley
wire, but are apt to be blown vgainst
!t. Where a telegraph wire may fail
upon rn arm or span wire, and so slide
down jm to a trolley wire, guard hook
must: Vie provided. New York Evening
funny Tilings Done In .liijinn.
Tlie do funny things in Japan. For
Instant c, in their seeond-ciass railway
carrhMes white strips are painted
across the glass of the windows. This
was because when the railroads first
began f;o run the Japs, unused to glass
window's, kept forgetting and trying
to poke their heads out without raising
the window. The bill for broken
glass '.mounted to a large sum in the
course of a year, until some one con
ceived the bright idea of painting twe
white oands across the windows about
half way down. These bauds call at
tention to the fact that there is some
thing f olid there, and broken windows
are now no more common there than
on railroads in other countries.
Stagi- management in Japan is some
what tccentric. When, in the courso
of the play, one of the' characters is
killed il man in black rushes on the
stage and holds a large cloak before
the supposed corpse, who arises and
runs ofi'. This is a necessary proceed
ing, as a Japanese play begins at 10
o'clock in the morning and last for
twenty'four hours, with no shift of
scenery, and it would not do to have
the supposed corpse lying about the
stage til that time. Teople go to the
play provisioned for a day and take
their children with them. In the in
tervals between the acts the children
climb Tin the stage and make a piny
groMno" of it. sometimes giving very
clever imitations of the actors who
have j -fit gone off. New York Press.
Slvtr Miles an Flour by Unlloon.
A biwloon. with the aeronaut Mo
landri ttnd three other passengers, re
cently r ccompllslied an all-night voy
age of -loO miles, having left Paris at
ft on Saturday 'evening, and having
descended at Aries, in the south of
France-, after breakfast on Sunday.
The travelers attained an altitude of
0000 feet, where they encountered a
wind that blew them along at sixty
miles rn hour and a temperature that
sent their thermometer down to live
degree". Fahrenheit (twenty-seven de
grees of frost) and froze their bcttlcs
of Vichy water.
Not liking the look of the Mer'nter
ranean they decided to descend. They
fell nrf.rly two miles in ten minutes,
and beyond being quite deaf when
They rtached terra firma were none
the wo?so for tho trip. New York
'Hie rtpcoril Wind Sto-m.
WhPt is believed to be one of the
longest and hardest blows on record is
reported in the' Monthly Weather Re
view iis occurring at Point Reyes, on
the California coast. For forty-eight
hours tl'e wind had an average vel
ocity of seventy-two miles; for the suc
ceeding twenty-four hours the velocity
was seventy-right miles, followed for
twelve Tours with an eighty-four mi'e
wind, culminating in a six-hour blow
of an average of eighty-eight miles.
The maximum velocity of the storm
was 102 miles per hour, or a,miie in
thirty-five seconds. This is probably
r. riT ''h-h wind.
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croitini; Tin: lawn.
No lawn c.-.n Kt.aii.l cropping eo'iti-t.
f.aliy without fertilizer. Woo,! n-hea
make tlic best fei'iiiizer for lawns tint
abound largely in white clover, whl'n
all lawns nic benefited by n mhviniu
of woodadi"s and superphosphate.
In tlic fail the lawn should be wdl
dressed with line stable manute.
A NEW ANNUAL.
One of the nawest aunurd.-i Ihat i:r:y
b" started from ,.,! n n spring
with every a-uratice of success 1
longs to lii hardy, much enduring ohiss
of nnnuais-th See.hh.-a family. TliO
newest of the i.'e.:.'j;osa.; is the "Royal
Velvet Novelty." Each well-rounded
head of bloom is a bouquet in Itself.
The royal purple tinting of the distinct:
f'orels with the white stamens standing
out in line contrast, make a gorgeous
( !Tect when this blooms la masses.
Old orchards are a problem. It will
not pay to graft them. Those worth
saving should be trimmed closely anil
scraped, washing the trunks with strong
lye or lime wash. Plow and manure
next spring. Spraying also helps to
renovate an old tree. Another way is
what has been called "killing gradual
ly." The old tree is cut back recklessly
without expecting the wounds to heal.
The cutting stimulates fruiting and the
tree gives a crop or two of nice, large
fruit. It is then cut away some more,
and so on until the crops cease to pay.
after which the tree is grubbed out.
The method to ho preferred depends on
the condition of the trees. Orders for
young trees should be placed before
the rush of business at the nurseries.
It is a good plan to save some seeds of
tipple and other .roe fruit "and raise a
few seedlings. When budded or graft
ed they will come handy to replace
dead trees and for new plantings.
Creen's Fruit Grower.
USING BORDEAUX MIXTURE.
As fruit growers become more fa
miliar with tho uses of Bordeaux mix
ture they more thoroughly appreciate
its value, although experiments during
the past season demonstrate that it has
been used stronger than is necessary
except where tlie plants have been in
fested unusually bad. The most de
sirable formula is four pounds of cop
per sulphate and four pounds of un
slaked lime to forty gallons of water.
Place tlie copper in an old bag and
hang it in a few gallons of water un
til dissolved. The lime should he
slaked nnd then strained into the cop
per solution, at tho same time adding
the balance of the water. When tha
mixture is to be used it should lie kepi
stirred, so that the ingredients will
be well mixed. As the mixture is given
it is used mainly for scale, and when
it is to bo used on insects, such as po
tato bugs, Paris green may be added
fit the rate of one pound to lot) gallons
of the Bordeaux. Indianapolis News.
Those who have peach seedlings two
years or more old can graft them.
Cleft-graft below tlie surface of the
ground and pack moist, firm soil firmly
about the stock and scion, leaving one
to two buds above the surface. No wax
1s needed. If the i-tock is not large
enough to hold scion firm, tie same as
for buds. If the stock is large enough
cut below the collar to keep from suck
cring, as many seedlings will. 1 have
grafted thousands of seedling peaches
with apricot, almond, peach and plum.
Save scions the same as for other graft
ing. Graft any time in the spring, be
fore tho stocks start to grow much, if
any. One can also graft suckers around
old trees by banking the soil up nicely
about the scions. Strong suckers from
healthy roots will soon make bearing
trees. I have grafted many apples
and pears below the surface, getting
good results. Scions for grafting be
low the surface must lie longer than
those used in top grafting. Rural New
I When you throw dull care to the
j wind, be sure It is Mowing strongly
I away frcn- you.
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