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A TOUCH OF COLOR.
That nil while has been popular .al
most tOO long !l 1 1 lilt is evidenced l'.V
the Introduction of color In the trim
ming on gowns iind waists, mi l in the
lace or lace and hatlstc waists there is
iniw vl.-lhle a faint blue, green or pink
touch of embroidery, or there wiil lie a
lining of some color. As yet the all-
black is untouched, hut that, too, will
undoubtedly- soon have color intro
duced in sonic fashion, and white lace
'on Mack waists is already coming In
t-tylo. while fancy laces and passomcn
terios a"o thought smart. Crepe '.c
chine waists are most iractieal for
lord wear, if made iu Mack or dark
colors, aud oven when made of white
or light shades are a good investment,
as crepe de chine cleans so wtl!.
WHEN WORDS Or WISDOM TELL.
"Mother, dear," said :t frank young
woman to her parent, who had just
been giving her a lecture, "If you would
oi.ly stop when you have scored yor.r
point and said what I feel is a truth
you would make so much more impres
sion, but you always go ou and on. and
say po much that it puts us both out of
temper, aud you lose all the advantage
you have pained."
Moral teachers always make a mis
take when they do not stop r.t the right
moment. Many a truth would he car
ried home to a culprit and da good
work if it were not diluted with dis
cursiveness to such an extent that its
effect becomes obliterated. Hut the
fact in that the generality of people
talk too much about everything, them
selves, their affairs and their neigh
bors. Talking never docs any good,
nd it is apt to do a great deal of harm.
-New York Tribune.
THE DOVE TURF. AN.
The wincrs of a dove form one of the
very smartest millinery adjuncts of to
day, and dove color is sure to enjoy i
triumph in the near future. .It looks
very old-world aiub beautiful material
ized in straw to form one of the very
,V.DiU't peaked toques which share with
VI the honor of being anion, the mil
jnery novelties of the season of lOO.'h
A recently made dove-colored turban
was strapped with perfectly plainly
applied bands of velvet ribbon to match
the straw ia color. The said bands
were looped over the brim and crown
of the turban, and terminated at the.
icli siue -iu u lut tic, liicii i n
most hidden by the tail feathers of a
large scarlet bird most cunningly
placed on the outside of the brim a lit
tle to the left of the wearer's full face
view. It was oa a rose-colored toque
' that the doves wings just mentioned
were disposed, two on the crown lying
almost flat, and the tips cf two be
neath, where they locked, exactly like
6 the sculptured wings of n;muie .ier
fory. Birds of striking colors are de
cidedly being made fashionable by the
smartest milliners. It is to be Loped,
however, that the vivid orange bird
that so beautifies and renders amazing
a creamy white turban, and the brill
iant red creature already mentlonol,
are the result of millinery skill and not
of the slaughter of real songsters.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
FOR MILADI DAINTY.
Few cf us would care to have si man
fall in love with us because cf the
beauty cf cur linger nails, as befell
one fair maid. We would rather be
loved for something of more moment.
.lint rosy, dainty linger tips certainly
lire a great charm, as much of a pleas
ure to their possessor as to the observ-
VUt one who notes them. It is really
not much trouble and little expense to
keep one's hands dainty. The linger
nails improve so rapidly under cultiva-
on it is a wonder that any wojr.au can
efcr dough, ugly, dull-kued ones to
-;?e of a sheeny transparent shell-
Four implements will do the vorly
curved blade scissors, nail file, chamofs
covered polisher aud orange wood stick
for keeping the scarf skin pushed back
from the nail. For preparation there is
the bowl of warm, soapy water, with
a few drops of ammonia or tincture of
benzoin and a little perfume. This
softens aud cleanses the nails.
Nails should be kept just the length
cf the lingers and should be cut cr
tiled iu a, graceful oval to protect the
finger tips and give them additional
strength. While soft from the soapy
bath the scarf skin n-hould be pushed
back with the orange wood sti k to
show the pretty half i::ocr.s at the t-;..-:c
r 111 l I I , I I
of the mails. This should h" dene gen
tly to avoid hang rails ;:;:d eot:-"quent
soreness as well as U'.'liue.-s. If hl.i
part of llic operation has been neglect.
I'd for sonic time there will be found
some dl!!lcu!iy which ( n!y care and
time wiil remedy. To 1 luxurious a
til. ted cosmetic ami a nail powder
should he j rovided. ami l oth cet hut
lit lie and last : long time. They
should, liowt vt r. hc iir-cd no oltmer
than twice a week. --Philadelphia Tele
.C7 ,-ir . .J)
The Duchvss of Mariborcv.gh is intro
ducing a fashicn tf drawing loom stat
The first city ia Germany to granl
women active participation in munici
pal administration is O.'Lubnig. (Ira ml
Duchy of Radon, where eight h-,dy Su
pervisors have born appointed recniiy.
.7. l'ioi'pcnt Morgan's great rival in
the Iron world is Miss Antoinette F..;r
tha Krupp, heiress to the great Krnpp
gun and iron works in Jflermany. Miss
Krupp prob.ahly is the richest yoimg
woman in Europe.
One cf the latest addition? To the
many societies ot women js that lor
promoting man imlifferinco. Each
member must le over seventeen, be
proof against the charms of man and
trust abhor marriage. ThL; club is iu
Cull ford, England.
The Balcony Club, of New York City,
is a women's club run by men who
seek to give their wives pleasure. Dur
ing the dramatic sea; on the club
mi ets twice a mouth and dines at some
down-town restaurant at the expense
of the men; then it adjourns to the
theatre. There are no duos on these
occasions, each man paying his share.
An effort is to b? made to establish
at the University of Michigan a mem
orial to Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer,
the distinguished educator, who was
President of Wellesky College, and
who graduated from the Michigan Uni
versity ia 1U If a fund of S 10,000
can be raised a fellowship will be es
tablished, but if the amount subscribed
should be only 5u000 a scholarship will
Queen Wiihelmina some time ago re
ceived an odd letter from two small
Dutch school boys. It ran thus: "Dear
Quecu: Please do see that our teacher
will not be sent away. She is good to
us and we are fond of her. and really
she has not done anything. Father
says that you are powerful and good
and that you even pardon murderers
because you want wicked people to be
come sood a'gain." This appeal touched
as well as amused the young queen,
and she sent a reply staling that the
case -of the teacher threatened with
dismissal would be investigated.
The Indian work for belts and chains,
the latest notion, is seen on every side.
Plaid straw effects arc seeu in nianj
very stylish hats of the less elaborate
Plain yet handsome club rnd coach
ing parasols are far and away the most
The very diaphanous plain black Hilt
stocking is no(V more swagger than
ha e hosiery.
The A cot stock tic; worn by the
tailor girl have much phoricr ends than
An ultra tot: oh of Paris crigin. finish
ing many smart toilette-., is a, cainry
Ilr. ud drswr.werk tT-V'-h are iu the
front rank cf separate sleeks of thin
white lawn r linen.
One beautiful creation in cream
etamir.e was trimmed quite elaborately
v.'l.li inch-wide ee; u fringe.
Fruit Jaiit. r':;: have I'-en st cxten-.-iv.iy
used fcr laces that exclusive
women have discarded them.
The general effect of ike new stocks
is delicate i ::d dah.ty. The heavy
-cks of a few rears ago are ctLsp.cu
u;;s by ihe'.r absmce.
WHEN CI DS f.'AKh MISTAKES.
lJfitkT t Coiiim-t With ( Uili,!l-ni in!,;
Ill IlflllHllll f I III, Ml I ill i (illC it loll).
Probably In a st.it ,f M i aiu
birds never mal.e i,il-:a!e ) wiim
they come iu enntai t with our ci bi;:;'.
tloii and at r.iuiOditeil by :; -w 1 1 : : I i
UfU-i tbi y cry iiaturaliy make tei
t.il.is. For ii'siaiMc, tl.'ir cuin.bc,' ii
l: st biiili'.ing Miiie -s 4''..-j-t. them
The art vt the bird I, to enmcil !t,
m t both jh o p "i!i,.a ami a to v :
t --rial, but I'nw iii:.l th 'U it i b'-u cd
li.iii wiavii!,' pit i ,s strifl r-'i',
ai, d bizarre bi:. of this r that. v. iii.-ii
give i;.; s. en-i aw.-.y. r.-.t.l whicl
M vh-hte all the leiditi-r.s (if 1m
1 have the jiictui" cf a robin's ?: -t
fere :::e, upon the out.-,:ib o whidi art
snick a small muMin llower, a 1 af
from a small calendar and a photo
graph ( t a local ccl.'brity. A more In
congruous use of tr, ali rl il In bird ar
chitecture I: would be hard to 1". ml. 1
have been told of another n! in's t:e.-t
upon the Mil -'.do of wlih :i the bird had
fash nel a wooden label from a nearby
llower bed. marked "Wake Robin.'
Slill nnotli'-r nest I have k-tu buiit
up.a:i a large, showy foundation of the
paper-like llowers (-f Anlennaria. oi
vverlastin-. The wmid thrusli fre
quently weaves a fra giocnt of news
paper or a wldie J'.ag into the founda
tion cf its m st. "Evil communications
corrupt, good manners." The Jews
paper ar.d the rag bag unsettle the wiif
Of the birds.
The phoelo bird Is capable cf tbi'
kind of mistake or indiscretion. Al
the past gen.'j'aticns of her tribe have
built upon natural and, then-fore,. i:ea
tral sites, usually tmder shelving anc
overhanging rocks, and the art of
adapting the nest to its surrounding.-',
blending it with them, has been highly
developed. Rut phoebe now frequently
builds under our sheds and porches,
where", so far as concealment Is con
cerned, a change rf material, say froev
moss lo dry grass or shreds of bark,
would be an advantage to her. Rut she
(b'prrts not a bit from the family tra
ditions; she ues the r-ame woodsy
mosses, which in some casrs, especially
when the nest is piar-l upon unevenly
sawed timber, makes her secret a;;
open one to all eyes. John l;irrough;'
in the Century.
The best lightning rod for your pro
tection is your own spin..?. Emerson.
In all departments of activity, t(
have one thing to do, and to do it, i:
the secret of success. Lavater.
Fcr whoever would be fairer, iilu
mlnation must begin ia the soul. Tin
face catches the glow only from thee
side. William C. Gannett.
Refore we can bring happiness tc
others, we must first 1 o happy our
selves, nor will happiness abide within
us unless we confer it ca others.
When a friend of mine is taken ir.te
tha next life, I do not ask to know il
he is at once happy. 1 ask oniy te
know if he has gone into the discipline
of perfect justice. I would not be
afraid to give up my dearest to that.
Tliomas Starr King.
I .v .not know that marytrdom wil!
prove any harder than that discipline
which renders us quick to forgive
which can look upon the success of a
rival with loving pleasure," which can
maintain a guileless integrity in the
minute transactions of life. George
Little Pelf-denial?, little lionrsiles,
little passing words of sympathy, little
nameless acts of kindness, little silent
victories over favorite temptations
these are the silent threads of gold
which, when woven together, 'gi'mi
out brightly in the pattern of life.
The temper of the inird in which we
uiihH the hundred and one tiny cir
cumstances of every hour determines
our happiness or unhappii:ess far more
than does the detail of what those cir
cumstances are. We cannot choose
the circumstances, but we can choose
the temper. Lucy II. M. leoulsby.
Dover CuurM by 11 Clinn.
On the seashore many curious acci
(b, nts happen to birds. Hunters are
recording peculiar incidents that come
under their notice. There is the ce.se
cf the piorer which got caught by a
clam. Ia hunting on the expased liat.a
at low t ;! It must have caught siuht
of a tempting ciam, which was enjoy
ing the reer.ory with sh-eil half op.u.
The plover's greed might have proved
destructive to it if a nearby humor ha .1
not discovered Irs plight. Th.? clam
closed Its shell with a vis; -like grip
soon as the bird's bill s:ruei: it. and the
bird 11 uttered violently and vainly t:ie
to escape. It is not very often, how
over, that the shore birds get caught
in this way. for they give a wide berth
to all of the ma'lusks whoe power v
contra i t'.on is sullicient to imprison
A titerm-j- Monnrrli.
Thf most literary monarch in Eu
rope is without doubt the young Yieioi
Emmanuel of Italy. 11 knows, Eng
lish, French and German equally a?
well as his native language ar.d has
evea a reading acquaintance with that
very tlilncult language, Russian. IU'
srosds -it least three ..curs every d.e.v
ia his study busy with cures'::! ii.tr
tar cf every ki:.d.
SOUTHERN ' FARM fJOTES.
TOPICS CFIYTKEST TO 1 75 PLAHTCP., STOCXMMt AVD lMCX Cr.ZWEP.,
Air. i r,..
We v::t te ' ri'.- to l'e i.oiice rf
"'out la i n lafi cr. w ha I i. i oi:.g d -n-'
n e:,e oaiii'i!i ,:,il- I I.o'.ii -i:t ue bi
the jii : dr.c.'.i ,i o' .' l.'al.'a a',d h it a
-oi!"'.'" i !' pi it'.t ii is fc.an 1 to be. Ill
liiat ' '. t ; a iiiisblcraiile laimber of
cotii ii planters baM for seeral years
grown the crop c xp. eia eulaliy, and
within the pa-u two or three yi is
have I cccine -o flti-ohd cf it proiif-atilene-s
that Ihey jiie now growing it
largely for maiket. due of these gen
tlemen. Mr. W. L. FuMiT, who b.i s
foui bi.ii.il'cd acris i!:uiled. says: "It
seem-; to me that tiiN qn i ;i of ."l!
hay and forage i-lams is too liitle un
iii re.nn.l, (theewise there would not
be a lo.e of hay shipped into Louisiana.
Oil the on.rary, tle'iv would be thou
sands of to'is s!i'pp"d ert of the Slate
at a bitter prol'.l than is made on eel
ton, even af present high price. I
am not ohon.bt , bot-tnisf etinugli to
say on what binds in the Nlatc it will
grow profitably, but believe lhat with
propei nu'sing it an be made to grow
anywher-' in the State1. I have seen it
grown luxuriously on the peer and
worn hill land of the Experiment Sta
tion in North Louisiana, but much time
:ind expense was ; equired. On the
liver lauds between Baton Rouge and
New Orleans ii ; ems to thrive well.
a:.d on the Red Stiver it seems to be
perfectly at lani.e. I may say that I
use ir as a profit crop on our low. si iff.
red lauds that will not produce profit
ably any other crop. Its value as a
feed for horses, muies. cows mid lings
is uuequaled by any other food. Hogs
wil make splendid growth on it and
fatten readily without any other feed,
and that, too, with twenty or twenty
five to the acre, where it grows well.
Again, it is a line fertilizer crop. Your
land is improving each year it grows
on it, and when you wish to get rid
of it (which will be never unless you
want to plant It somewhere else) it is
as easily killed as oats or ( orn.
I am free to say that if .alfalfa hay
is worth as many dollars per ton as
coiloii is worth cents per pound, I
wouid prefer to raise the ab'nlfa. On
our soils, with ordinary seasons for
growing mid harvesting, we get three
to five cultings. averaging from oia
lta'.f to a ton of cured hay per culling,
and bringing in our market at Shreve
port from to S13 per ton. The cost
of handling varies, of course, villi the
seasons. It costs just r.s much to cut
and rake one-half ton per acre as it
does to cat and rake a ton per acre.
From my experience, and my alfalfa
account, it costs an average of M.2." to
$2 per ton to put in shape for. the
market. An intelligent negro r.ear our
plantation, who works twenty mules
raising cotton, told me lie had sold
$"00 worth of surplus hay per year
off twenty acres. For the last two
years off sixty acres he has sold enough
to very nearly make his cotton crop
clear. I think a very conservative es
timate would bo to J?uO per acre net
per year, not counting the pasturage
in fall, winter and spring. My adv'-e
to every one who works land would
be to plant a small patch of alfalfa
for trial. If he succeeded' with it lie
would have the most valuabl? crop
that grows; if he failed it would be the
most laudable failure he ever made.
In RX)0 my overseer made with wage
hands 2."3 bales of cotton costing in
money outlay $4r.00 and bringing oa
the market S10,r7r. In 1001 the same
man with the styne labor, on poorer
land, hnn-csUd 1100 toi'.s of alfalfa,
selling In car-load lots for SI." per ton,
or a total valuation of .$K.r00, with a
money ouliay for labor and machinery
repairs of ? 1.100. Iu. one case it re
quired about forty-live per cent, of
1 he gross value of tun cotton to get
it ready for the market: in the other it
required only ten ner cent, of the
gross value of the alfalfa to put it on
With sue-h. testimony as this from a
f'ouihern grower in favor of th" crop
there should be no hesitancy on the
part of all i-Vuthern farmers in making
an effort to secure a si and of alfalfa.
A T'oiu V. ifh Vi-1-.ct T.i.
In growing velvet beans it is advis
able whore possible to provide some
thing for the beau vines to run on.
more pariicularly b" ca tile ov hogs are
to do the harvest ii.'.r. A plan that 1
have found to work well is to plant
corn as early as p'!ss;k!r. and whni the
crop is knee high then plant th velvet
beans between Jim revs. The corn
gets the start and kei ps it. When it N
ready for cutting top it jn.-t above tin
oir, leaving the shorien-d sia'k for
the bean vines to climb on: this is bel
ter 1 linn leavb'g the whole stalk, as it
stands iuui':ht with a heavier weierht
through which ihe whole corn stalk
would bend over and collapse with its
heavy pods when the vine rcae-h.es tn
ihe to; of it. There has been a ga-ml
deal of difficulty experienced by many
farmers in curing the hay properly,
because it melds tea lily in the move.
It is the ivnst diiiie.-ir hay to eure that
I cf, but it can l e dose if prep-
1 1 ly n . .i . A j i.iu I ha i e in ;
m;cc: ! I.! end . Id' h I 1' v pi , j,
! t ; 'i I : a s .i.-di l'i.:k.i.!.
iooll ii,' th i'.IV il is l it; th' I ' '.!
I ;'i a t '.'. ii e : i a I i , i' I ;;i i .! ; i i ; i,
i'.'.v a,.', en put 1 1 e:y si . i r : "
fills o.-c;!,,t Li a .,,., f.,n 1.
we, I; j ut ti n or t . ei o of lh -siac'es
In a la ::.' cm , ca e i h. s
l'n I I as h n:; i' ymi can; they w j'l
the tain ail riglit. i.!:d v. hen leady tn
haul yen can mi My put tic hay in th-
ino',v ami it wiil te.t niei-l. 1 1 :!; 's
lo:,-cr o cilfi' Veh'et lean bay lirri
enw pet bay owing in th tiiickof-s of
th ' bull of the pi, 1 and the xtra id'
nary ninola r of pols pi i - i nt i i a . T it
qvanlily of tiie ha.v.-C. K. M ; ! 1 1 ic,
In the Fbirida AgiietibiuKl.
D'-ll'I ilMV H V " ? ')'.
Jfler th.' small grain csoj s Pave bi
ba:eslcil. and when not v
grass or clover, run onr tie- stab !.'.
villi a eli-k harrow and s.w eiii.T
cow pen i r ciim.-on cle.vr.' r snpbug
c!oer or rape, with some wheat or
nets mir.ed with llne, and thus Cvd
ti:, l.'.ud s.ir.ie-lhiag better to do tli.r.i
grow a crop of weeds, which only im
poverish the land and make no era
tril.'iitioii loM'ards ca.rrjipg th" liv.
stock of the farm or even furnMi
more Ihan the very smallest (juanlity
of vegetable matter for making livni'K.
It is of vital imporlanee to the main
tenance and enhancement of the fer
tility of hind in the Scilh that som
cover crop should be ki pt on th ' land
at all times. Naked land becomes re
duced In fertility fasirr than when
growing a crop.
Where clover or grass has been seed
ed with the small grain crops see that
the weeds, which spring up as sne.u as
the crops are cut, are not allowed to
flower and seed. Their doing so n,bs
the grass and clover of moictun? and
plant food and ofhn makes a gr.ol
stand at the cutting of ihe crop a fail
ure before win ler peis in. ard in any
event sends it into winter weakened
and tfi'dtr. and hence more subject to
winter killing. Set the mower hinh
enough to clip the grass and leave the
weed cuttings as a mulch. These will
sink down into the bottom and form a
proleetion to the roots ia winter.
r.ftt-r Tloui C'otlo".
Instead of planting cotton e.nly for
a salp crop year after year, it would
be belter sometimes to plant a large
crop of Irish potatoes, or sweet pota
toes, for there may be a great deal
more profit in these th.ui in cotton.
The writer knows a small farmer with
forty acres under fence, who left cot- .
ton J" his list one year and planted
eight acres of sweet potatoes, and Ids
neighbors wondered at his folly. Dur
ing the month of November lie sold
1700 bushels of potatoes to a wholesale
dealer at seventy-five cents per bushel,
cash about eight times as much as he
would have received from the same
ground planted in cotton. The next
year lie planted six acres in Irish pota
toes, and sold the crop for more than
he received for the sweet?. This farmer
kept posted on demand and supply,
and when he thought that any of t!te
common farm products would bring n
good price in its season lie tried it for
a money crop. His conclusions were
generally correct, or he was a most
successful guosser. At any rate he
was a very successful farmer. Farm
and Ranch. , - , -
A t, "C'lilcki n Munpy."
The farmer who grudgingly sees his
wife feed the poultry from his corn
or wheat bin, declaring that "the old
woman's chickens cost mote than they
come to," should make an effort to in
form himself regarding pourtry statis
tics. For instant c, the census of IPO'i
shows that Georgia's wealili fiom
young chickens, turkeys, ge.-se ar.d
ducks was the snug sum of ob-io.'-.!1.".
while tiie ergs produced were valued
at $1. ''.".""!. Alabama's eg:: emu the
same year amounted to l.'-'-".S7v.
During the fiscal year just passed tio
sum de; ived from the sale of poultry
and egg-; in Missouri was ?17.0-O over
all the other products cf ihe Si ate.
Should the poultry of the cor n ivy
su.ddtnly succumb to n;i, opl'eia'.e,
it wouid nut take long for the fei.ner
of Utile faith to change his tune re
garding chicken money.
Give the old hen a::d th" "old
woman" a chance. Tennessee- Farmer.
T.'iiid For Divf i". ficd Fumilng.
Secretary Wilson, of the National
Bureau of Agriculture, "hit Hie ua'd on
the c ad" when lie declared that there
is no section in the world like tin1
South for diversified farming. And
"diversilieJ-' is the best sort of farm
Y.hir of Soy IJ.-ntia.
Soy beans should be ewperinien' rd
wi;li by every dairyman. Tiiey make
good green forage, excellent hay and
are also good for silage. They slieuid
no; be sown until the soli is varm, m
they are bet weatk-.r growers.