The hrown tall moth Is serious
pest In New England, and Is likely to
spread. The easiest and practically
the only effective means of artificial
control where established Is by cut
ting off the overwintering nests dur
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.
John Duff cf Boston Sent His Securi
ties to New York Just In Time
to Meet Payment on Land
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
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
"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
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
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
Teacher Why was loot's wife turn
ed Into a pillar of salt?
Pupil liec-ause the was too fresh.
hut a fiiort time before, Mr. Duff him-fc-l!
had taken from his private strong
"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
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
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
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
(CopytlKiit. lttl". by i:. J. I-M wards. All
"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
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
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
(Copyright. 1910, by K J. Edwardi. All
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
"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
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
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
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
(Copyright. 1l10, by K. J. Rdwitnla. All
A man's character Is known by the
nature of his amusements.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Every farmer will admit thnt a good
new fence on tho farm is beautiful
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Study your birds and breed them so
as to bring the egg record up. Quick
growth, early maturity. It will pay
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
Young sows farrow their first lit
ter of eight to 14 pli-s; und old sows
from ten to 17 i
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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