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-V T pest In New England, and Is likely to W NEWS spread. The easiest and practically the only effective means of artificial control where established Is by cut ting off the overwintering nests dur M FARM TIMELY SUGGESTIONS THAT WILL HELP THE HOSTESS ing the late fall, winter or early spring and destroying tho larvao with in. This, of course, can be supple mented by spraying with nn arsetiicul mixture when tho caterpillars appear on the foliage In spring. J OF Y Fortune Saved John Duff cf Boston Sent His Securi ties to New York Just In Time to Meet Payment on Land Grant Bonds. One of the great causer, of tho finan tlal panic of &73 was the failure of tho banking houso of Jay Cooke k. Co. through having advai.e; -d ton largely on the bond of the Northern Pacific railroad, then In process of construction. Crave euibn.rnii-smcnt was caused to many other railroad companies by tbo panic, and not the least einbarr.isHi.-U or these railroads was the Union I'aciiic, which, at that time, wag regarded In the railroad and financial worlds ns a Iioston In stitution, Elnce It was one of the great railroad properties of the country which Boston capital controlled. From about 1SGC John Duff of Iios ton, who easily took rank with the great financiers who began Immedi ately after the Civil war the work of developing the railroad systems of the country, had been prominently Identi fied with the Union Pacific. His was, la fact, a leading voice In the affairs of the company, and when It became evident, first to the officers of the company, and then to the public, that the Union Pacific was not in a posi tion to meet the next payments on its land grant bonds, Mr. Duff was greatly concerned. Ho had been so closely Identified for seven years with the financial management of tho company that he felt that bis business credit, his personal honor, and, to, somo ex tent, his fnvestioents, were Involved in maintaining the credit of the Union Pacific. But how was that credit to be main tained, with money In hiding every where, and with tho Union Paclflo treasury without the necessary funds to meet tho payments soon due? Not taken Into account by the folk who were confidently predicting a do fault by the Union Pacific was tho grim determination of John Duff to protect his good name at all hazards; and so, the day before the coupons of the land grant bonds were due, Mr. Duff called Into his office his son-in-law, Dr. William H. Dullard, and counted out In the latter's presence a little over three hundred thousand dollars In first class securities, which, Invention Edison Valued Most Megaphone, the Wizard Believed, Would Be More Profitable to Him Financially Than Talking Ma chine, But Was Deceived. Recently I told the story of the late Charles A. Dana's doubt ot Edison's good faith In claiming that be had In vented a talking machine after the bite Amo3 J. Cummings and myself had reported to Mr. Dana that Edison had demonstrated the machlno to us, even going so far as to mrke it reproduce Mr. Cummings' own voice, inflection and all, with distinction. . After he had shown us the talking machine, explained its mechanism and made It perform for us, Mr. Edison went on to say that he got tho Idea tor the machine while he was at work perfecting his microphone transmitter, extensively employed In the earlier telephones. "One invention almost Invariably suggests another," he went on. "All aorta of notions came to me while I was working out this talking machine. One of them you will see In that big funnel up there." lie pointed to shelf upon which rested, or hung, a curious-looking object resembling a gl gautic funnel of about tall man height.' 'And I'm inclined to think he went on, "that there's going to be more profit in that thing than in fhU talking machlno here. I have about made upjny mind that I won't work on anything unless It seems to mo to have some commercial practicability. I can mako hundreds of toys, but any fellow with a littlo Ingenuity nnd pn tienco can do that. Maybe this talk ing machine Is going to be not much more than a toy, after all, but that thing over there well, I'll show you how It works." Ho caJled two of his assistants to his sldo and directed them to take their station on tho crown of u hill about half a mile uway. While they were doing bo, Mr. Fill- son had the big funnol shaped thing taken out In front of his shop. Thou. when the men had posted themselves on the hill and stood facing us, an as sistant, getting under tho Ms end of Food fcr Our Soldiers. Mr. Squills (reading tho morning paper) "Our soldiers In the Philip pines aro almost iu a state of mutiny because they have to eat wheat bread." Mra. Squills (a famous housekeep er) "That'e too bad. I suppose it's because they don't know how to fix the bread. You muut writo to Gen eral Wood this very day and tell him." Mr. Squills (starting) "Eh?" Mrs. Squills "Yes; tell him that be must be sure to furnish the army with good butter; got print butter, if possible; It'a often us low us fifty cents, and never over a dollar a pound. Thenon baking days, when the bicad is fresh, tell the soldiers to spread the butter on thick, und It will be delicious. The following days, ,wheu it la a little dry, give each oldier n bowl of rich cream, und tell him to crumb It in. I'm sure they'll -tike it." Paradoxical Fate. Teacher Why was loot's wife turn ed Into a pillar of salt? Pupil liec-ause the was too fresh. Union Pacific hut a fiiort time before, Mr. Duff him-fc-l! had taken from his private strong box "William," said Mr. Duff, motioning to Hit? securities, "I want you to pnek these bonds in n traveling satchel, take the first train for New York, and us (iirly an possible tomorrow morning ali nt tho oHiee of Morton, Bliss &. Co., the rni! road's fiscal agents, and ofi'er them In my nan-.e as security for payment of the Union Pacific land grant coupons dun tomorrow." There followed some detailed Instructions, and Dr. Dullard wan off for New York. Presenting himself at tbe banking house of Morton, Miss &. Co. on the morrow, a short while before tbo be ginning of the business day. Dr. Uul lard opened his satchel in tbe presence of Mr. Devi P. Morton. "Mr. Morton," he said, "I have here n little over three hundred thousand dollars in securities of tho very high est grade. They are to be deposited with you as collateral security. I have brought them from John Duff, In Iioston, nnd with this collateral as se curity, Mr. Duff asks you to pay the Union Pacific land grant coupons duo today and to keep on paying them un til ho sends you word to stop." As Mr. Morgan began his examina tion of the securities, Dr. Itullard hap pened to look from the banker's pri Ho w G ran tBes towed a Re ward Dr. C. D. Webster of the sanitary Commission Was Given the Lu crative Post of Consul at Sheffield, England. When General Grant became presi dent one of tho country's most famous "war governors," William A. Ducking ham of Connetlcut, became a United States senator, and almost at once there sprang up between tho two men a cordial relation that lasted until Governor Buckingham's death. In 1875. bout a year after this friendship h..u been formed the president be came tbe guest ot the senator at bis homo In Norwich, and that the people of the town might meet tho head of the funnel, bold It up while Edison called through tho other end. From time to time the men upon tho hill mnde gestures to Indicate that they had heard and understood what Edi son was saying. Finally, Edis i bock oned to them to report In, ai. ! when they had done so they repeated practi cally word for word what v had heard their employer say to them through the funnel. Mr. Cummings and I were a'" ostns much astonished over this del: .lustra tion as wo had previously bei n over the talking machine. "Whnt do you call the thing?" I asked Mr. Edison. "Well, It makes a Mg sound, and I think I'll call It the megaphone," re plied Mr. Edison. "As I have already told you, I sometimes think there will be a grent deal more in it for me financially than In tho talking ma chine. It will be a great thing on ships; with Its aid one ship at a dis tance can hall another ship easily, and a captain can shout his orders clearly and distinctly through It to the utter most ends ot his vessel. It can be used on land, also, for conversing at great distances. In short, this mega phone of mine enlarges the souo of action of the human voice, and for this reason I am Inclined to thluk at times that it will be ti more profitable invention than the talking machine. You huvo seen what It can do, and It does It Just as easy as rolling off a log." 1 presume that this was the first public demonstration of the Edison Invention that has passed Into univer sal use under the name megaphone a contribution of human i-ogress that has brought its father cents where the phonograph has added to his wealth by tho hundred thousands of dollars. (CopytlKiit. lttl". by i:. J. I-M wards. All KiKlitu Iti-srrvi'd.) Foresight. "Who la the man who Is so loudly and energetically opposing restric tions on automobilng speeding? 1 don't recollect having seen him among the motorists before." "You haven't. He's not a motorist, he's an I undertaker." Large Profit Eider Down, In Demand the World Over, Great Source of Income to the Icelander. No other down is so highly esteem ed or brluga so high a price In the world's markets ns that of the elder duck. In Iceland and tho Westmunn islands, where these birds nest, they are rigidly protected by law and by public sentiment. These ducks make their nests of down from their own breasts. They pluck the down out with their bills and form it Into a circular mound thitt has the property of retaining heat to un extraordinary degree.. If this down he removed, tho duck sup plies a second and even a third lot from the sumo source. The elder farn.s In Iceland uro fre quently situated on little inlands off the coast covered wiih low hummocks. To protect t ho brooding ducks from the tiemeuts tho Iciictdcrs construct vate office Into the main office of the bunking house. It was swarming with clerks armed with coupons of the land grunt bends due within less than a quarter of an hour. Carefully, cautiously. Mr. Morton looked over the securities. Finally, as he bid down the last one. he nodded lil.) head approvingly, the next tr.o iik nt was Issuing Instructions that the coiij fins should bo paid until further orders, and within less than five min utes the first clerk to offer n Union Pacific coupon received his money, to the great astonishment not only of himself, but also of the other clerks there assembled, and. speedily there after, of all Wall street. For good financial newB travels as fast as had. and wl-hin nn hour Union Pacific stock, which had been quoted as low as ten cents on tho dollar, Jumped to twenty five, and John Duff's sotiln law had his first lesson In the effect of credit upon a railroad property. Until now, I believe. It has never heen reported how the day war) saved for the Union Pacific by John Duff pledging his own securities for money with which to pay the coupons. Mr. Duff himself never referred to this act of his, not even when he was openly accused of Improperly using bis ofnclal relatione with a nationally famous trust company to secure the funds se badly needed by the Union Pacific. (Copyright. 1910, by K J. Edwardi. All Rights Reserved.) the nation Senator' Buckingham gave a largo reception in his honor. Among the citizens Introduced to General Grant was a Dr. Webster. No sonc-r had the president heard the name than he detained Its possessor. "On my staff, Dr. Webster," explained the president, "was a Col. John Web ster. He was one of the best staff offi cers I ever had, and I, always think of him when I hear the name of Web ster spoken." "He was my brother," said Dr. Web ster. "Then I am moro than ever pleased to meet you, Dr. Webster," replied the president, "and, now that I come to think of It, you must Bo the brother of whom I have heard Colonel Web ster speak as having served without remuneration In the hospital service of the sanitary commission." "Yes, Mrs. Webster and I were with the sanitary commission throughout the war,' Dr. Webster answered. And tnen, because the lino behind was pressing, tho brief Interview came to an end. Lnte that evening the president told his host tho pleasure he had re ceived from meeting Dr. Webster. "I kuow something of tho very great service he gave as a member of the hospital Blaff of the sanitary commis sion, whose work wos of inestimable value to tho Uilon army," said the president; and then he asked: "Is Dr. Webster practising medicine here?" In reply the president was told that Dr. Webster was now a bookkeeper on a small salary; that the prosperous school he bad founded and conducted before tho war had broiten up when he went with the sanitary commission, and that, returning from the field, he had been glad to get work as a book keeper. "Ah," said the president, med itatively, "there have boon 'many such cases." And then tho subject was dropped. A few weeks later the president re turned to Washington. He had not been there more than a week or ten days when official announcement was made that President Grant had ap pointed Dr. C. D. Webster of Connecti cut United States consul at Sheffield, England, at that time one of the coun try's best paying consulates. It came nr. a perfect surprise to all of Nor wich, Senator Buckingham and Dr. Webster included. It was an appoint ment made entirely on the president's own volition, and made, undoubtedly, that Dr. Webster might he recom- penswd in some measure for the loss of his school through Iris devotion to the cause of the euro of the Union soldier. For fifteen years Dr. Webster served as consul nt Sheffield, and In all that time bo was not onco ou a vacation. When Grovor Cleveland become presi dent he was disposed to continue the doctor in that post, but political pres sure ataiinst this policy was too great for Mr. Creveland not to heed it and regretfully he named a new man as consul. (Copyright. 1l10, by K. J. Rdwitnla. All KtKlvtH llrserved.) A man's character Is known by the nature of his amusements. from Ducks small shelters of rough stones. On these farms, it issnld, the ducks he come so tame that any ono with whom tiny are familiar may handle them without frightening them. Separate buildings on the Icelandic eider farms aro devoted to tho clean ing of tho product. Down clings tenaciously to anything on which It is thrown, u circumstance that Is utiliz ed iu cleaning it. There may be seen a number of frames of an oblong shape, nnd along these numbers of strings are loosely stretched. The down Is cast on theso near one end, and a piece of wood is drawn rapidly backward and forward over tho other end. The down clings to tho strings, but all Impurities, such as grass and seaweed, fall to the ground. It takes a quantity of down to make even a small weight, and seerul nests must be used to obtain Men a moder ate amount of down. The price at tho farm is about two ilellars und a half a pound. a i. i Extracted honey. If brought to a temperature of not over ICO degrees Fahrenheit, bottled nnd sealed while hot, will usually, if kept in a uniform ly worm temperature, keep liquid for a year or more. Hut there is a great difference In honey. Some will candy much more quickly than others. Cold atmosphere la quite favorable to candying of both extracted and comb honey. Cellars and cold rooms are poor places for honey. As a pasture for pigs In the produc tion of pork and for the feeding of brood sows during winter, a branch of farming which so often goes hand In hand with dairying, nlfalfa cannot be too highly recommended. In fact. for all animals on the farm horses, cattle, sheep, Bwlne and poultry al falfa Is well nigh Indispensable. If :orn Is king, alfalfa is surely king ot lings. Where gullies have been formed by soil washing during the summer it is well to fill them as early as possible In the fall while the leaves are still on the brush with which they are filled Horses at pasture will need no other protection than a shed if they have enough to eat. Cold, dry weather will not injure stock as much as cold rains and damp, foggy weather. Young cattle and dry cows should not be haltered up In close stables dur ing the winter; give them a roomy Bhed with a hard dirt floor, tied heav ily with straw or leaves. This year's sprouts may be pulled from tho peach trees with the hands if it la done this fall, when it should be, which will save considerable work next spring. The average annual honey yield per colony for the entire country should I be from 25 to 30 pounds of comb honey or 40 to GO pounds of extracted honey. The cow that wanders over bare pas tures and looks wistfully at growing crops she cannot reach, Is not happy nor contented, and will not produce well. The men who have followed diver sified farming for years rarely ever are pinched with a crop failure be cause of a variety of products for an Income. An occasional handful of oil meal will do the horses good, especially if their main grain is corn. The pen-size oil cako Is handiest for this purpose. Wheat sown too late to come up the year it is sown, if the soil still con tains some warmth, will start to sprout in the ground and take root. Many a colt has been spoiled by In discriminate petting and handling. Let the master pet nnd govern the young sters until they know w ho is boss. Like the strawberry, a little more pains should be taken when setting asparagus plants in tho fall, to get them well mulched before winter. Old raspberry-canes should be re moved from the patch before the freeze-up and the new vines mulched with oat-straw or barn-yard litter. Those old hens which have Just com pleted a tardy molt will fatten now Cast up their egg account and make up their deficiencies with meat. It never pays to starve a colt. Thir ty bushels of oats will cost about $10 and bo worth twice thnt much to any well bred coltiext winter. The constitution and genernl sound ness of the farm horse very much do pends upon the treatment he receives during tho winter Wheat, or any other of the grasses. will not do their best unless the seed bed Is worked down to a fine and com pact condition. After weaning tho foal, the young animal should not be neglected and permitted to rough It tho first winter. Carrots, potatoes, beets nnd other root crops should bo dug as soon as possible now, dried, and stored in the cellar. Every farmer will admit thnt a good new fence on tho farm is beautiful and useful. There Is nothing quite so good as fine brush to catch and hold soil wash. After being built the fence must re ceive regular attention If It is Intend ed to last and always turn stock. In mating for breeding, be careful to have the male excel In points that are deficient In tho females. Pure breeds will give better returns than the mongrel deadbeats tolerated by our grand pu rents. If hens lay soft shell eggs it indi cates they are too fat, feed less and keep them busy. Pullets nnd bens will lay Just ns well without the attention of a male olrd as with one. Farm poultry Is too often allowed to run In one largo flock. Tho chicks cr.nnot be fed properly nnd are almost sure to become infested with lice from tho older fowls. Often ducks, geese, chickens nnd turkeys are all turned together to fight for supremacy. The more the fowls are distributed over tho farm In Rummer, the most produc tive they will he. Every flock owner of long experience in handling breeding ewes fully rea lizes that the condition of the ewes at mating has a decided influence upon the breeding qualities of both ewes and progeny. Heartsease was formerly not worth considering as a honey plant, because of its scarcity; but of late years it has become plt-ntler, and this year it Is worth many dollars. Same with dan delion. To make liHns lay, put some oats in a box, pour warm water over them. and keep In a warm place. Feed a small quantity to hens each morning j after tho oats begin to grow and get green. Oats soaked in milk are splen did. ! i Prepare cultivated ground the same as for strawberries for transplanting raspberries and blackberries, but plow furrows ten feet apart for blackberrios, eight for red, yellow, and purplo rasp berries nnd seven for blackcaps. An average sample of tho droppings of high-fed hens contains about thirty or thirty-two pounds of nitrogen, thir ty pounds of phosphoric acid and fif teen or ixtecn pounds of potash In each ton. What furnishes moro material for the white of eggs than corn does? A bushel of wheat contains about one tenth more protein, three per cent, less fat and nearly three times as much fiber. As a rule, transplanting should be done when the plant Is dormant. This applies to all fruits, but for conveni ence we sometimes transplant straw berries during the growing season. At the close of the honey season, I when a part or all the bees are run for comb honey, some sections may be capped partly over, whilo some will be partly filled but no sealing done. Much unnecessary energy is expend ed in trying to avoid labor. Those who are not willing to give honest, con scientious labor need not expect phe nomenal success on the farm. Cows feed littlo at night if well fed during the day, and if tho stable is well ventilated they are as comfortable here as anywhere, and the gain to the manure pile is considerable. Before starting in fruit culture for market visit the progressive, practical fruit culturists and study details; also learn tho cost of bushes, method of culture nnd the returns. Different farmers in different sec tions have stated times for sowing winter wheat. Some sow curly and some sow late, each claiming equally good results. There Is no one who ought to have a better garden than the farmer who has all of the land necessary with teams and usually help to care for it Whatever you do, don't select seed cars from stalks on which smut has developed, for tliat's one of the best ways of encouraging this trouble. When the asparagus tops have be come ripe they should be cut off and burned up. In tills way the spores of the rust fungus are destroyed. Different qualities of the same kind of grain nnd hay enter the bal anced ration of the different experi ment stations for horses. For picking apples a half bushel basket, lined with burlap and pro vided with a s.trong hook, will prove better than a 'jag. Salt Improves both the flavor and keeping qualities of butter, as well as Increasing Its weight at a small pro portionate cost. One of tho most trying periods in the foal's development is weaning tho youngster from the milk of its dam. There Is money in bee keeping if it Is munaged properly. Fat heavy hens that spend too much time In tho corn crib, eating with the hogs, are in danger of dying suddenly with apoplexy. Study your birds and breed them so as to bring the egg record up. Quick growth, early maturity. It will pay you. Chrysanthemums will need protec tion from frost and cold winds. It takes nearly all the food the cow in a cold stable eats to sustain life. if you plant trees this month do so during u wet spoil and never leave tho roots exposed to the wind. An effort should be made to get the fowls In the pink of condition before the beginning of w inter. Tho finest litters are invariably ob tained from largo, eld wows bred to aged bears. Young sows farrow their first lit ter of eight to 14 pli-s; und old sows from ten to 17 i sen Some New, Old Games. Here are some very old games, but I am sure they will be brand new to innny of our young readers. The first Is called "Catching tho Snake's Tall" and comes to us from Japan, where It is a great favorite. The children form in line, each with hands resting upon the shoulders of the player in front. The one who is to act ns "catcher" U l'-ft out. Tho flrat child in the lino is called the "head" and the last ono the "tail." When time to begin tho "catcher" is placed about 15 feet from the "head," at a signal be tries to catch the "tail" or the last child iu the "snake" without touching any one else. The others may de lend tho "tall" by moving about, keep ing tho line unbroken, for if the line should ho broken it is rqual Jo the "tail" bing caught nnd that unlucky person must become tho catoher while the last named goes to tho brad of the llae. Now for the second game, called "Feather Play." It is very amusing, although it sounds so simple- All the players are seated on the floor, having first couuteld "out" to see who will bo "It." A hollow square Is formed with a sheet held close up to the chins of the players on the floor. A feather is produced, a little downy thing, and blown back and forth by the players. The trick is for tho child who is "it" to try to catch the, fenther on one of the children or directly in front of a child when that one becomes "it." The feather must not be touched by the hands of the children on the floor nor must they rise from the floor; their hands must be kept under the sheet, all manipulations of the feather being done by blowing. Progressive Puzzle Party. The requirements for this party are children to mako four at a table, a3 many tally cards and pencils aa guests, a box of stars for markers or a punch and a couple of prizes, more if the hostess wishes. Often enough puzzles may be bor rowed or they may be bought. For very Bmall children Bllced animals and sliced birds will bo popular. There should be as many puzzles as children. Some times the puzzles are given ns prizes, then each guest takes home one. All these arrangements For Party Bag NOW that the season of parties, dances or sewing circles has be gun its busy whirl. It Is natural that our minds turn to tho little ac cessories that mako our life interest ing, to say the least. Even if we have outgrown tho fancy bag age and more's the pity If that be the case we can make, this pretty thing for others. Three suggestions nro before you, designed in such a way that they should appeal to tho painters, embroi derers or pyrographers, and each one promises success for easy work and much effect at little cost. If you decide to make a square bag of four strips of white or ecru velvet attached to a square bottom, the daisy design Is the best. Cut your strips and follow the suggestion here given. Pyrographcd velvet Is extremely effec tive, giving rich brown tones, which you can deepen at the centers of tin flowers and the stents. Touch up, ii you wish, with yellow stencil dyes or oil paint. Embroidery is equally effec Tho touch of black is still a feat ure of fashion. Two-toned plumes and enormous pink popples trim some of tho latest hats. f Wide tulle scarfs nre becoming ac cessories with dancing frocks and black sheer scarfs aro much used. Girdles of soft folds of gold tissue or gold beaded chiffon for light gowns are lovely and set off tho figure of the wearer to the best advantage. For afternoon and street dresses the elbow length sleeve is generally used, although the sleeve length reaching above tho elbow upon most gowns is helped to the desired length by a lace underslaeve. Tailored models are mostly made of rough materials in cheviots and serges. A few liard-t wisied mannish effects are included in tho showing, but are not as popular au tbo roughly woven fabrics. Tbe deep hem, turned on the r.yht each individual hostess must decide for herself. The tally cards may be made at homo from colored cardboard cut In the shape of an Interrogation mark. Number eacli one at the top nnd place corresponding numbers on the puzzles. Kor Instance, the players who have number 1, 2, 3, 4 will take puzzles marked 1, 2, 3, 4, and go to head table which will be marked num ber 1. Those who draw 6, C, 7, 8 will take puzzles marked the Bame and go to tablo number 2. When a player finishes at the head table a bell Is rung and each child moves a number ahead; then every player who has solved hla or her puzzle has a punch In tho card or a star affixed. The hostess must use her own judgment how long the progressions shall last, as the secret of success In any party is net to let the guests become weary; stop while they want to go on. Thi.i party Is best suited for children from eight to twelve. Serve chicken sand wiches, cocoa with a marshmallow in each cup, ice-cream in fancy moulds ;-.ml tiny frosted cakes. I hove found that small cakes aro much hotter for children's parties than larger ones. Wedding Rings for Bridegrooms. Some new rings are being shown which on first appearance seem to be very handsome seals, but on closer examination show that they are to be divided when the "time" comes into two separate rlnf,s. They are mado to order an is much of the jewelry worr nowadays by those who wish to havfc exclusive styles in their articles of personal adornment. It is a custom rather strictly observed in Germany, this exchange of rings on the wedding (lay. and it is a very pretty custom. "Why shouldn't a man have some out ward symbol to show that he is mar ried ns well ns n woman?" asked a little dark-eyed bride who had used this double ring ceremony? and why not ? Very few brides now select a plain diamond solitaire tbart was for so long considered the only proper en gagement token, the larger the stone the more the girl loved to flash It. Now a diamond Is used If the girl wishes it, but it Is cut and set in some individual manner nnd Is mada.wlth tho promise that no duplicates will bo sold. MADAME MERRI. tive, and you can, with a fairy god mother's magic needle, change the daisies to asters and work in pink, white or purple. You are really not taking them out of tho family. Tho wisteria is a charming combina tion of the natural and the conven tional. Paint this design, using lav ender and pale green, with brown for the stem. This can be used as a repeat around the lower portion of tho regulation silk bag gathered on a cord at the top. Tho last suggestion Is capable of any color treatment and therefore gives a wider field in which to work. Gray silk with two shades of purple, ot1 yellow or green looks well for this Jobign. The darker shade of any color Is good, und so also Is a con trasting bright color ou a neutral ground. Tho grent pcint Is 1m the applica tion of this handwork on velvet, silk or satin, and although It sounds like .ill unseasonable warning. Christmas is coming! side, is a favorite finish to the sliirt. As a rule the skirt is slightly fuller than tho hem which holds It ..i place, and sometimes tho hem Is of heavier material than the gown itself. Children's Dresses. A good idea for motheis who i.ks to have souvenirs of their little oni?' cbillhood Is to aste in a book sam pli s from every new dress or sufl. with a picture of tho pattern if pi-.-isi bio. Not only is this interesting lor both mothirs and children1 In time to coiiie, but it lorn-,3 a valuable history of enstunKw lor the period, ai d U of practical service as wei as ins.irii.g varlity in dress from year to year Sympathy for Moe3e. Treed by a cow mo-ise, a Mass-a? sets man started to piay a iio!:--.-r; and the moose thing was J-i.-t six ; onds jumping over two t-;1 rn .-, and f ha j stacks rt-.d !-. :t.-; I' c In h.i- ee- t!.j t bit I.I- woods. Wo know e:-:i.-tly how moose felt a bo -tt it. itt.d no; hi: tho frpcod law:-, prt-v.-r.t. ;! .. . irt-m king a blmi'ar hike o.i t.o le.-s t two thousand UiS.-rot.t i r a. leiu.