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THE LATEST STYLES
SANCTIONED DY LEADERS OF
THE WORLD OF FASHION.
Fitted Coat With Vest Front-Girl's
Costume In the Fashionable Colors ,
Blue and Green-Hats , Boas and
Pelcrlncs Now Much Worn.
i I Material for Dust Coats.
A great deal Is said about the dur-
t ability oC mohair for dust cants. It
certainly hUH the advantage oC shed-
I ding the dust , but every drop oC rain.
even after Hllonglng , leaves Its marle.
Chantung , severely made but Cash-
loner upon loose flowing lines , l.eavlly
stitched , wIth u possible ornamentation
oC braiding or lace , Is one of the most
r successful garments of the hour. Oftentimes -
tentimes a bit of color Is Introduced
Into the coats In the collar or In the
cuffs. Each week more cloth coats are
seen , but these for the most part are
the thrce . quarter length garment ,
JOOO and roomy and cut on rather
mannish lines. One of the now coats
d Is chiefly noticeable for the huge pock
eta which are set on each side of the
I I front just below the line oC the bust.
Another cloth coat , has an odd cape
passing over the shoulders , but run-
ning Into the scams on each side of n
box plait In the hncle. The knit home
spuns are also In evhlence. The best
model has n Cull belted back and loose
front , which may be either worn opener
or buttoned bacle. The belt sUps
I through the side seams and passes under .
del' the fl'Out.
i I Coat With Vest Front.
l llted coats with vest fronts arc
among the newest and smartest shown
Rnd are very generally becoming ,
This one Includes also the new
I I sleeves , which are full ut the shoul
tiers , and a novel roll.ovel' collar thaIs
Is extended down the Cronts. As II-
ij lustratel } the material Is wood brown
broadcloth with the vest or 'whlte
cloth and the trimmings of velvet , but
nIl suiting materials and nil materials
In vogue for cants of the sort are
equally approprIate. The long lines ,
that are given by the scams that extend c-
, tend to the shoulders , arc pecullurlr :
r desirable as they tend ! to give Il taper
ing ! effect to the figll re.
The coat Is made with fronts , that
' are cut in two portions each , backs ,
sltle.bacles and under . nrnt gores , the
vest being separate and attached us
der the fronts on indicated lines. The
alcoves are made In two portions each
and are finished with roll.over cuffs
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at the wrists. The collar and rover
finish the neck and front edges and
are rolled over onto coat.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size Is 31 % yards 27
! ! Nhes wide , 2'4 yards 44 Inches . . . .Ide
or 1 % ( yards 52 Inches wide , with 74
yards at velvet and a . yards of an y
width for yest.
Let two or three chickens cook slow.
ly In 8. small quantity of water unU 11 !
the meat loosens easily ire 11 the botos ,
and season with salt and pepper. As
soon as Ilis cool enough to handle , remove
move bones and skin. Place the meat
In n deep mold and use Jlzzarder [ } \
and heart. ' 1'0 the water left In the
nettle mId half ! a box of gelatine d1s
sOlved first in n little warm water , stir
boll until reduced to about a pint
Pour this over the chicken In the
mold and set away to cool. Cut In
slices with a very sharp mICe. }
Fashionable Blue and Green.
No combination of the season Is !
more fashionable than blue and green
and none marc effective when the cor-
rect shades of each are chosen. This
very attractive little frock Is made 0 sf
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dark green cashmere , trImmed with
hands of blue sllle overlaId with narrow -
row braid oC the green edged with
straight bands of the silk on which
ring dots are embroidered and Is thoI" -
ollghl ) ' charming. The waist Is one of
the newest and prettiest of the season -
son and Is made with quite novel
sleeves that are joined to a trimming
bund , their fullness 10 arranged as to
give the desirable broad effect at the
shoulders. The shirt Is five gored
and can bo gathered at the upper
edge , as illustrated , or tucked as may
he preferred. The quantity of mat : .
I'lal required for a girl fourteen years
of age is , for waist 414 yards 21 , 4
yards 27 or 2 yards 44 . Inches wide :
for skirt 5 % yards 21 , 4 % yards 27 or
2) ' . yards 44 Inches wide
Flat Boas and Pelerlnes.
The new ostrich and marahout flat
boas and pelerlnes are wider than
ever , more extravagant In coloring
and command an exorbitant pric ° . ,
Some of them are eighteen Inches In l I
width , and have a decided cape effect I
In the back and over the shoulder
This cape Is in a deep shade of the
coloring selected and the stole-ends
fade gradually until at the tips they
are almost pure whlt . The ! 11\'orltQ
colorings are American Beauty red ,
fading to a Jllnldsh white , burnt
orange , fading to palest lemon , and a
rich seal brown fading to a white
that suggests both pink and chocolat °
Popular Type of Millinery.
Among the most popular hat shapes
In Paris are those known as Varenne
True , they have been worn throug
out the summer , hut with lower
crowns than those now appearlnl ! ; In
many cases the crown Is conical or
funnel shaped , and It is a point to be
observed that the trimming will co n.
slat of a double band of velvet in
two shades , leaving the upper part of
the crown visible , and a plume of
three feathers will he pinned In the
center of the front , and caught with a
high narrow buckle.
New Method of Hardening Metals
A now patented process oC harden-
Ing l iron and soft steel has been introduced -
troduced in Dusseldorf , Germany. The
carbon requisite for the tempering is
obtained by means of carbide and cer-
tain flllxes. For Instance , n mixture
oC slllc1um carbide and sodium sulphate -
phate fs applied to cold Iron or steel
and then heated to redness with It , or
the fed hot } metals Is covered with the
mixture. The reaction Is so rapid
that even thin objects can bo hardened -
ed on one side. Within a short time
a plate two or three millimeters thick !
beeomes hard enough on one aide I
to resist the best tempered steel : : tool
while the other remains wholly 80ft.
Interesting experiments were made
with armor platos. A plate of seventy
lilies strength was smeared six milli-
meters thick with the mixture , then a
second plato placed upon the latter I
and the sandwich maintained at red
heat for a couple of hours , after which
It was cooled In all. At a distance of
twenty meters the hardened aides at
these plates received a dozen bullets
from a German rifle , model 'tiS , without .
out showing signs of a rip.
A Window RefrIgerator.
In families lucky enough to possess
an ice chest or refrigerator It Is generally -
orally placed In the cellar , where it
i s always cooler and where the Ice
melts less rapidly , or sometimes It Is
put out In the yard. Every time an
article Is wanted , even if It is only a
glass of Ice water , It means a trudge
liP and down stairs , which is very
tirIng to the housewife. A very compact .
pact and convenient substitute for the
refrigerator Is shown In the lIustrn-
tlon. It will be observed at a glance
how useful It would be and also the
time that would be saved. The InsIde
compartments can be aranged to stilt
the IndIvidual taste and the box
rplaced where it wOllld bo most easy
to cach. The Idea of the Inventor Is
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Swings on Brackets.
to fasten the chest , as it might lie
called , on swinging brackets just out
side of the kitchen window , where it i
would be handy to reach. After the
article wanted has been removed from
the chest it can be pushed bacle
against the wall out of the way.
Another very great advantage Is i
that It could be used In winter as well 1
I1S sumer , as In winter the cold air
would be sufficient to keep fresh all !
The Inventor is H. C. McClung of
New York city.
"Electric Honey "
Electricity In all Its phases Is entering -
tering Into a great variety of opera
tiers , -but In one startling report at
leant Its use seems to be given rather -
er undue prominence. " :1lalcin g
Honey 11) Electricity" Is the caption
of the report , and as we read we find
that In New Jersey Is an apiary ; that
the bees are fed on glucose ; that the
glucose Ie manufactured at Edge-
water ; that $4,000,000 Is Invested In i
the glucose plant ; that the daily output -
put Is 12,000 barrels , and that electric -
trio machinery Is used in Its marmfac-
ture. Hence " ; : \ tiltking Honey by
Electrlcl t ) . . "
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GOOD POULTRY HOUSE DE&IGN.
Meant to Accommodate Between Twen
ty and Twenty-five Hens.
M. n.-l enclose you a drawing era
a pOllltry house which I would like to
build. Please publish information on
the following points :
How much lumber would be required -
qulred to build it If rough boards and -
battens are used for the walls ? Please- .K : " k
give dimensions for posts , frame Um.
her , etc. I would 1IIe ] to have the root
the same as the sides. The whole
house will have two or three thick'
nesses of tar paper. Would four feet
tall blJ enough for the roof ? Would a
house 14 by 16 feet he large enougl'
tor twenty hens ? Would three loads
of gravel and two of sand matte a sat-
i IsCuctor floor ? Would the house ] as
described be warm enough for winter ;
If a canvas curtain Is lowered In front
of the roost at
night ? ITo I
To construct a poultry house as described -
scribed above , the amount of material
required would be as follows : Two
scantlings 4 by 4 in. by 16 feet ; two .
scantlings 4 by 4 In. by 12 feet ; two it
scantlings 2 by 4 In. by 14 feet ; 18
scantlings 2 by 4 in. by 16 feet ; to
battens 1 by 2 1n. by 16 feet , and 600
feet rough lumber.
The 4 by 4-ln. scantling should be
placed on stones or posts for founda- '
tion. The studding for the front at
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the house should be cut 7 feet long ,
which , when stood on sill and allowance
ance made for sill and plate , would
tale 16 feet of lumber cut In half to
hoard up the front of the house with-
out waste. The studding throughout
should be placed about 2 feet 6 inches
The plates can be made of two 2 I ,
by 4-ln. scantlings placed on top at '
each other. The studding for the back
should be cut 3 feet long , allowing a \
16.foot board to be cut in four pieces.
Providing 1O.Inch lumber is used , It
wIll require about 50 battens 16 feet I
long. These should be cut In lengths .
corresponding with the length of the
lumher. ' .
There should be two rows of plates r
between front and back plates as 1\
support for the roof. It would be well
to place a couple of supports under '
each. In rooting the house ] 16-foot f
lumber wIll be necessary , with a small
waste , unless : ' -foot lumber can be se-
The cost of material described will
be about $20. To this will need to be 3
added , say , $5 for nails , sash , glass . . .
end other small items , malting a total (
cost of material about $25.
Four feet slant In the roof will bo I
quite sufficient. A house of these dimensions .
menslons wIll comfortably house from
twenty to twentr-flve hens.
To paper and board Inside ot stud-
ding on the west , north and cast sides
would not add greatly to the cost. If
this Is not done , It would be well to i .
box In the roosting quarters and use . !
the drop curtain , as stated.
I thin ] three loads at gravel and two
of sand would flll as high as the sIll ,
which Is all that would be required.
Growing Horse Radish.
W. W. R.-Please describe the meth-
od of planting and cultivating . horse
radish. How much should one acre
The culture of horse radish Is very
simple. Pieces of roots about tour or
five Inches long are placed in holes
made with a sharp stick , the pieces
being set about two Inches below the
surface of the ground. The roots may
be set ten or twelve Inches apart In
lOWS from two to three feet apart
depending on method of cultivation
As to yield , so much depends on can'
cdiffer of soil and care In cultivation
that It would be difficult to give an
estimate ; but with rich , mellow soil ,
it Is usually a very profitable crop.