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Pretty Curtain Fabrics.
ELABORATE CHOICE OFFERED TO
With Them It It Easy To Produce
Effects Which Will Add Charm
to the 8ettlng of the
When wo havo to cut our houso In
order, clthur renewing its undent
glories or Htartlng afresh, wo realizo
that cvorthlng depends on back
grounds. Old fiirntturu Botnotlmcs,
even when a llttla Hlmliby, puts on
qulto a new face combined with
pretty fresh papers.
Tho ninny casement cloths, spec
ially brought out for casement win
dows, nro of strong resisting stuffs,
but tho description of these windows
would convey little. Our urtlst brings
them far better to your ken. Wo
would, however, Introduce to ytaur no
tlco tho wealth of tempting fabrics
Window Draperies With Vitrage.
prepared for curtains. Wood damasks,
printed linens, roverslblo tlBsues, ere
touiiti tapestries, velvet cloths, art
serges, ami rep curtains with cmbrnld
IDEAS FOR THE HOSTESS.
"'Art Gallery" Party Made a Pleasing
An Art Gallery.
At nn evening party the hostess said
sho had been collecting examples of
"line arts" which she was very pleased
to show her guests. To make the exhi
bition more enjoyable sho had ar
ranged a catulogue copy for each per
son. The 'objects were In a room by
themselves and the door lending into
It bore a huge sign marked "Art Gal
lery." There were prizes consisting of
daintily framed prints of old paintings
for tho one who recognized tho largest
and smallest number of the "artful"
works. Tho collection as listed Is
given below nnd certainly it provided
for nn evening of rare fun.
1 (irrelan Htutue. A tallow candle.
2 View of Five Points. Fivo lead
pencils or live needles.
3 Spring. Spring from a sofa.
4 Last of tho knec. A largo let
C On the Hocks at Niagara. Water
C Wooed and Won. A pleco of wood
and the Ilgurn 1,
7 Forsaken. An empty nest.
8 -At the Window. A curtuln.
9 Mttlo Mates. A pair of tiny mit
tens. tO Tho Home of I'lato flreaso.
11 Tho U)st Chord. A bit of string.
12 Summer llesort.A fan.
13 Only an Acre. A tooth.
14 Under tho Willows. Karth.
LACE TRIMMED WITH FUR.
Combination of Last Season Still Very
Lace costumes trimmed In fur are
is numerous as thoy were last year.
Bomo very handsome French costumes
In heavy black net or chiffon cloth
trimmed In molrn Persian lumb and
braid are shown by cortaln oxclulsvo
Importers, and combinations of velvet
and caracul or cloth and caracul are
Caracul Is, fcshlonahly speaking,
the fur of tho season. Thin docs not,
of course, mean that it Is valued more
than such high-class furs us sablo,
chinchilla, etc., by tho fashionable
womun, tut merely that thero Is al
ways u craze for sumo one fur of com
paratively reasonable price and that
this wlae'r caracul la the (ur.
orcd borders in handsome cord pat
terns. Many nro copied from Italian
velvet-silk damask and brocades.
There aro many now nrt fabrics which-
Embroidered Velvet With Brlse-Blss.
nro quite cheap; chenille pluch and
wool serges with more or less elabo
Tho whlto curtains nro soft and
beautiful. Tho lace vitrago aro narrow-bordered
curtains that hang closo
to tho panes and havo come to us
from abroad. Thoy are useful In
hiding any objectionable view. The
brlsc-blse or short curtains can bo had
to mutch, and lend themselves to
this pretty scheme with their laco bor
ders. Tho most fashionable blinds
havo laco let In nt the base, and arc
of a Holland color. Muslin and lace
curtains embrace the cheaper kind
known an Knglish lace, appliques on
net which favor tho Umpire designs,
and an immense choice of embroid
ered curtains on muslins and net
grounds with slight all-over patterns
and handsome borders. We aro com
ing back to cornices, ns you will sec
by tho sketches, replaced sometimes
by pulmcts. HUH, if you cannot afford
n great outlay there In nothing
prettier than muslin edged with gof
15 Gen. Washington's Headquarter!
The head of Washington (a pie
ture) cut into quartern.
1G Kulns of nn Old Mill. A broker
17 Hound to Kxccl. A small doll
hound to tho letters X and U.
18 Out of tho Depths. A pleco ol
19 Tho Housekeeper's Need. Dough.
20 After the ICxploslon. An exploded
21 The llest Last. A shoemaker's
A Topaz Birthday Party.
Wishing to especially honor a friend
whoso birthday comes this month a
numbor of girls conceived tho Idea ol
clubbing together anil giving one gift,
tho hlrthstouo which In tills Instance
is Ilio topaz. Ho u ring containing this
beautiful clear yellow stone was set In
a circlet to bo worn on tho little linger.
It was tied to tho stem of n. great am
her lined chrysanthemum with title
quotation, "Tho Topaz," "Kmblein ol
friends nnd lovers true."
The caudles and shades wore yellow
the china wus "gold bund" and the
cake wus frosted In yellow, set In a
llamlng circle of golden caudles. The
salad was much enjoyed, being made
from hard boiled eggs cut to represent
daisies, und tho cheeso wafers were
baked to just the correct shade of gold
en. In fact, the hostess said that yel
low, or for the time being, "topaz" was
quite tho easiest color scheme sho hail
MADAM I-! MKltni.
In good quality it Is soft, glossy una
beautiful und not too cheap, nnd tho
French makers have sent over a host
of attractive caracul coats which our
furriers nro copying more or less suc
cessfully. As tho season advances little neck
pieces of fur and of fur and other ma
terial Increase and multiply, and
though Paris decreed early In tho sea
son that tho little cravat of fur hud had
Its day nnd would be replaced by wldor
stoics tho cravat seems as ubiquitous
and ns popular as over ou this side of
Tho laco veil Is having a wldoi
vogue than for many years. Tho cost
ly laco veil belongs to dressy cos
tumes and not as some women urr
using it with sevoro tallormariw.
ir- tiEi' jb
A MIDGE OP MAHOGANY.
Valuable Wood Used In Mexican Strue.
ture for Pedestrians and Teams.
As mahogany Is among tho most
costly woods In tho world, It may be
Inferred that this tropical material
Is not very extensively employed In
tho construction of buildings, etc. A
brldgo constructed of solid mahogany
Is certainly a rarity, a curiosity.
Thero Is ono, claimed to be the only
ono In tho world, built ot that mate
rial. This structuro Is located In tho
department of Palenque, state of Chi
npas, republic of Mexico. This dis
trict lies In tho extreme southwestern
part of Mexico, near tho boundnry line
Tho mahogany brldgo Is construct
ed entirely of that vnluablo wood,
except soma iron braces and nal)s lhat I
nro necessary. Tho bridge spans tho
Kin Mlchnl and its total length, In
cluding approaches, oxeceds 1G0 foot,
wliilo tho width Is ID feet. It Is used
by both teams nnd pedestrians and,
though somewhat rudo and prlmltlvo
In construction, It Is very substantial.
None of tho timbers of tho flooring
were sawed, for in that region thero
are no sawmills, but were hewn and
In that section of old Mexico thero
aro several very large rubber planta
tions, and mahogany trees are quite
common. In clearing away tho trop
ical forests for setting out tho young
rubber trees tho mahogany growths
aro nlso cut down and removed. As
this wood is quite abundant, some of
it was used In building tho hrtds9.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINE ART.
Camera Pictures Much More Than Me
Fow persons could bo found who
would deny the claims of photography
to rank among tho flue arts, when
sklllully used nnd properly controlled,
slnco the photography of of to-day Is
something more than a mechanical re
production. Tho Individuality of tho
photographer Is being expressed In
his work nlmost nn much ns Is that of
the painter. Tho painter still hnn tho
udvantnge, for whllo he may give us
an Impression fuller than that made by
nature upon tho uyo, the photographer
can deal only with that which is ob
served with such unerring fidelity nnd
skill by n mechanical eye. Composi
tion Is thereforo ono of the necessary
principles to tho photographer, who
thus supplies tho mechanical eye with
n mind, yet he must study lighting at
different hours of the day and varying
weather conditions that ho may know
tho best effects to bo obtained. Many
otherwise successful photographers
need to realize that scientific nccurney
Is not necessarily artistic truth, so
that, while ono actualizes, tho definite
sharpness may be softened nnd tho ef
fect enhanced. Home Magazine.
Lesson Others Might Learn.
In n railroad train Hlshop Ilrooks
of Doston leaned across the nlslo and
toward an intelligent looking gentle
man, and asked:
"What were you going to rcmnrk?"
"1 wasn't going to remark anything."
"Hut you looked at mo, nnd seemod
about to say something to mo.
"Yes, I am said to bo very deceptive
that wuy. I used to say things und
make remarks as soon as I thought
them. I have often thought I had
Komethiiig to say, and discovered nfter
I had said It that I ought to have kept
my mouth shut."
NEW YEAR'S CALLS.
A New Drink to Replace the Old-Time
Twcnty-flvo years ngo tho custom ot
making New Years cnlla was a no
llghtful ono for all concerned, until
8om0 of tho hoys got inoro "egg-nog"
or "applo-Jack" than they could suc
Then tho ladles tried to bo charlt
ablo and tho gentlemen tried to bo
as chivalrous ns ever und Btaud up at
tho same time.
If anyone thinks thero baa not been
considerable Improvement made In tho
Inst quarter of a century In tho use
of nlcoohllc beverages, lot him stop
to consider, among other things, tho
fact that tho old custom of Now Year's
calls and tho genteel tippling Is nearly
Tho custom of calling on one's
friends, however, at tho beginning of
tho now year. Is a good habit, ana an
other itood habit to Btnrt at that time
is tho uso of well-mado Postum In
stead of cuffco or spirits.
A Stnten Island doctor has a sen
sible daughter who has sot Postum
before her guests oh a good thing to
drink at Yulo Tide, and a good way
to becln tho Now Year. Her father
"My daughter and I havo used
Postum for Bomo tlmo past, nnd wo
feel sure It contains whoiesomo food
"I shall not only recommend It to
my patients, but my daughter will be
most pleased to give a demonstration
ot Postum to our Christmas and New
Year's callers." Read "The Road to
WeJlvllle" la pigs. "There's a reasoa."
To Represent Italy and Spain.
The two great Catholic countries of
Europo, Italy and Spain, are sending
new ambassadors to the court or BL
James. Tho tnarqurs dt San ulullano,
who will represent Italy, Is compara
tively a young man. He comes ot an
old Sicilian family of Norman descent,
and Is highly cultured, having traveled
extensively with good results. He Is
n enthusiastic student of Dante, and
Is president of the Italian Geographical
society. Sonor Villa Urattla, tho new
Spanish ambassador, accompanied
King Alfonso to London on the mo
mentous occasion that ended In his en
gagement to Princess Ena, and won
golden opinions for hit tact and cour
tesy during that visit.
TEN YEARS OF PAIN.
Unable to Do Even Housework it-
cause of Kidney Troubles.
Mrs. Margaret Emmerich, ot Clinton
street, Napoleon, O., says: "For fif
teen years I was a
great sufferer from
kidney troubles. My
back pained mo ter
ribly. Every turn
or move caused
sharp b h o o 1 1 n g
pains. My eyesight
was poor, dark
spots appeared bo-
foro mo, nnd I had dizzy spells. For
ten years I could not do housework,
nnd for two years did not get out of
tho houso. Tho kidney secretloas
were irregular, and doctors were not
helping me. Doan's Kidney Pills
brought mo quick relief, and finally
cured mo. They saved my life."
Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a box.
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y,
Japan's Empress Popular.
It Is doubtful if any royal consort la
more loved by her peoplo than Is tho
empress of Japan. Educated accord
ing to feudal Ideas and skilled In all
tho accomplishments befitting one of
her social eminence, her majesty
strongly favors the broadness of the
new education for women and from
her private purse gives large sums
toward tho maintcnanco ot women b
schools and universities. During the
war with Russia tho empress visited
tho hospitals many times and every
day passed hours making bandages.
Tho effect of theso bandages upon the
wounded soldiers has been of deep in
terest to medical and scientific men,
for the soldiers honored by them
Boomed to rally under a peculiar men
tal Influence. All other bandages were
destroyed after their first uso; thoso
made by the empress were sterilized
and used again for tho slniplo reason
of their effect on the recovery of tho
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According to new regulations In
France, no ono will In futuro be grant
ed an automobile llcenso who la not
able to prove, In addition to tho pos
session of tho necessary technical
knowledge, exemption from any physi
cal Infirmity which would tend to in
volve unfitness for tho control ot an
automobile. Persons whoso eyesight
U Impaired, whose hearing Is not
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