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i RMmOT&f '.fly I II I II lll l III TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAK. Yearly Subscription $1.00. WAKEENEY, KAN., SATURDAY, AUG. 19, 1905. H.S.GIVLER.Prop. NUMBER 25. NOTE WORKING OF ENGINE. "HABITS OF THE DOVE. ONLY TWO $60 BILLS EXIST. i 1 GOWNS Foreshadows of Autumn Hues. In. color combinations there is now a. tendency to combinations of several colors in the same applique, rather than two colors and several tones of the same color as heretofore. Just a touch of gold tinsel is seen on many of these, but only a touch, so that the re sult is never garish. Aluminum is now being used in tin sel embroidery combined with ap plique trimmings in gray taffeta, and as aluminum does not tarnish and is very light in weight. It is Invaluable. Flower designs still predominate in the applique designs, taffetas and the other soft and luscrous silks being used. In colors for the coming autumn royal blue i3 predicted as a leader abroad, while in this country the shade termed inauguration blue is to be a much-used color. Greens In myrtle, reseda and other dark shades will be fashionable, but browns will fall be hind their run of last year, while the dark shades of plum, purple and kin dred hues are being manufactured in -quantities. All these indications from manufac turers show which way the wind will blow, for whatever fashion might wish to dictate she is obliged to use the fabrics in the market, and these are always manufactured at least six months ahead of their use, sometimes a. year. The Traveling Gown. - A soft shade of rose-pink Sicilienne Is selected for the traveling gown, and the coat bodice is fashioned with an open front, filled in with a low-cut waistcoat of pique that may be re moved instanter. There is a smart little cape collar effect over the shoulders; the sleeve is one of those fluffy elbow-length models with lace ruffles, and a deep rose-red velvet rib bon is relied upon to make the touch of color contrast that the present mode demands. The skirt Is plain, ex cept for a rt.?c-i -ocant -Tolant of vel vet applied above the (isep hem, shir rings adjusting the fit. Pale pink batiste frock, with open embroidery in white. How to Wash Ribbons. The washing of ribbons is not al ways attended by the best results. The following is a milliner's method and most successful: Put the ribbon into a basin of warm water, rub on some good white soap and wash as you would, anything else. While still wet iron on the right side with a hot Iron Beautiful Blouses. Surplice-cut blouses, leaving the throat bare or worn with a transpar ent gulmpe and collar of lace, are liked for summer frocks, but -though charm ing they are not so youthful as the blouse frilled to some sort of yoke and fastening in the back, and they should be reserved for the older girls. Here again we often find very heavy em broidery, applique or band insertion bordering the surplice, while the rest of the frock is trimmed lightly and fluffly in' Valenciennes insertion and edging. Heavy embroidery insertion scalloped on both edges and with Val enciennes frills bordering the scallops is liked for the surplice borders and may be used, too, upon the sleeve and as heading for skirt flounces. Decoration for Blouses. - For our blouses to be seen at their best it behooves us to provide them with fresh and attractive neckwear, since on neckwear to a large extent depends their success. Beginning with neckwear for the simple shirt waist or shirt, as the English term It, there is a new turnover collar, some three inches deep, of canvas Hnen, embroidered with a spot. Beneath this is passed a band of chameleon ribbon or plain glace Bilk, fastened OF THE, MOMENT with a rosettelike knot in front, high up against the collar, and the ends, which are plaited, are knotted a few inches below the neck, and end in fan like flutes. Rainbow ribbons are used for a sim ilar purpose; the knot and ends are formed of two soft ribbons In different colors. A .hem-stitched border to the collar sometimes introduced shows glimpses of the band of ribbons pass ing beneath; and, again, these em broidered canvas collars are in vari ous instances pierced with wide but tonholes in front, and tied with", the ribbons, which, as before, are arranged in the fashion of rosettes. oudoir Confidences More stunning braids are out for belts. Lots and lots of pale blue hats the shade that goes with everything are worn. Shirt-waist dresses of dotted swiss and lawn are inexpensive and cool looking. Traveling bags are almost a part of the traveling suit, so carefully are they chosen. Light weight wash flannels have polka dots of color of white embroid ered at regular intervals over the cloth. Tiny three-cornered hats for wee tots are trimmed with three prim rosettes of baby ribbon one on each place where the brim turns up. The revival of an old fashion Is the sailor hat with wide crown and nar row brim." The favorite way of rim ming them is to drape on a veil of mousseline de soie in one of the new, rich shades. A new brown Is around town bril liant in comparison ' with the rather lifeless color we usually mean by brown. It is especially pretty in the horsehair hats, as the ruddy tint in it takes the light best in horsehair. New Fad.ls 'Kerchief Ruffle. If a girl is making a fancy white petticoat to wear with transparent skirts she can not have a prettier ruffle on it than one made of handker chiefs. A dozen" or even more will be need ed, and each one is cut in the middle of ohe side up through to the center. Then a small circle is cut out. This may be quite perfectly done by turn ing a bread and butter plate upside down and making a mark by which to cut. "When all the handkerchiefs have been so treated they are sewed together over and over on the edges that were cut by slashing the side. It will be found after all these are Joined that a circular ruffle, full at the bottom but straight at the top, has been formed, the whole having deep hemstitched points. Such a flounce, trimmed with narrow -Valenciennes lace, would be charming for a dress of handkerchief linen. Of Green Rajah Silk. A charming gown of green rajah silk, appropriate for day wear, is in walking length and finished at bottom with three tiny Knife-plaited ruffles. The draped bodice is filled in at neck with a yoke and stock of embroidered cream batiste and lace Insertion. Cut steel buttons and a ruffle of silk, matching those on skirt trim the waist and the latter is used on the elbow sleeves. Ahat of green straw" braid with parrot wings completes the styl ish costume. Whipped Peach Cream Trifle. Soak cocoanut macaroons in the syrup of rich preserved peaches until rather soft.. Beat the whites of four eggs until very stiff, then beat in by degrees half a cupful of - powdered sugar and two tablespoonfuls of the peach syrup. Mix in lightly a pint of sweet cream. Whip to a stiff froth and place in alternate layers with the soaked macaroons in a deep glass dish, heaping the' cream on top. Sprinkle over it shredded cocoanut. Excellent chocolate can be made by boiling four tablespoonfuls of choco late in a pint of water and a pint of milk. " After the cleaning, rugs should be carefully "looked over for breaks in th threads and in corners and mended at once with linen carpet thread or wool, if necessary.- - (A. shabby black chip hat may, be Improved by rubbing it witha piece of black velvet which has been dipped in a mixture composed of equal 'parts of black, ink and gum water, - Bits of white wax used freely when packing white garments of fabrics, such as tulle or silk evening gowns, choice lace, crepe shawls, etc. will keep them from turning yellow. Do you know that sheep sorrel will take out rust stains from cloth? Rub thoroughly on the stains and then take out the resulting grass stains with either molasses or alcohol. - Serviceable Eofienne. Eolienne has a place among coat materials this season, but voile, save in coat and skirt costumes, has lost favor with the coatmakers. The silky eolienne lends itself readily to the flowing lines of the loose, full, coat, whether short or long, and is a serv iceable material; though, on the whole, a taffeta coat is a better, invest ment than one of eolienne, even if more expensive at the start. Novelties in White Serge. tn the white serge frocks, the French makers have introduced many novelties in cut and line. The Empire ideas that have taken so firm a hold lately appear here, as elsewhere, and Empire coats, long or short, are made up in white serge or white cloth with skirts to match and with severe tailor finish or with collars, cuffs and motifs of heavy open work embroidery on linen. and when dry rub between the hands as if washing it until all the stiffness is out, then iron again to remove the wrinkles. When ribbons are washed in this way it is difficult to tell them from new. Nearly every woman knows from experience how difficult it is to wash successfully a crocheted shawl and have it look fluffy and in prime condi tion when dry. One woman made x. triumphantly successful experiment. She put the shawl Into a pillow-case, tied a string around the top, and then washed it in plenty of soap and hot water. " .'" - White linen gown embroidered In white. ---."- ' French Cream Frosting. Four cups of white sugar, one cup oi hot water; put on fire and boil with out stirring for about eight minutes. If it looks thick test by dripping from a spoon, and if it threads remove and rub- some against side of cake bowl, and if it will rub into a ball, pour all out and meat rapidly with wooden spoon, adding flavoring of rose, vanilla or orange as it cools. It will cut soft for "several days. ' This can also .be mixed with nuts and made into nut bonbons and colored with cranberry juice, or green, made from parsley. " Take tender parsley leaves, wash dry and pound in a mortar until juice is extracted. Strain-into a cup and put the cup into boiling water to get hot. .A few drops will color a pal green. - - Coat Now an Essential. - Time was when a waist and skirt were accounted a dress; but in this elaborate day a dress isn't a " dress unless it has also an outside wrap of some sort made to match It and worn with it alone; This is true even of the linen shirt-waist frock "whereto is added a jaunty little linen coat and the proper thing seems to be to wear this third garment through the ther mometer says 94 and you languish with heat. - . 4 Popular Shades of Red. The reds most in vogue just now are the tomato and geranium colors. - The red of the gardenia Is also worn and the matchless red of the camellia. These shades are seen everywhere and in everything, but particularly is the "red of the geranium worn a great deal. The most popular red for gowns is cerise. .. . : .-, - Testing Device in Operation by an Eastern Railroad. ' An odd thing to be seen In the oper ating department of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad is what the trainmen call a "bird box" engine. It is a new and very powerful locomotive of the compound type, and it Is given the appearance shown, in the accompanying photograph by the erection of an affair of wood over one of the cylinders, in which affair an in spector sits and makes a record of the working of the machinery about the head end of .the engine while it is in motion and while the train Is speed ing on the run between New York and Boston. The operation is being car ried on for the purpose of making a comparative test of the compound v v ". " - ' "" - ' with the new type of "ten wheeled" single cylinder engines which hare been put into use on this road: Hen a Hard Worker. James A. Edwards of Apponaug, R. I., has a pet hen which has the free dom of the house. She has her nest in a corner of the woodbox which does away with the possibility of any other hen sharing her honors. For a long time this remarkable hen has laid double-yoked eggs, but last Thursday she surpassed all records by laying three eggs In one day. . ""-. ... , Lightning Struck One Red Flower. During a storm at Bucyrus, Ohio, lightning struck an iron hitching post In front of the . David Krauter resi dence. The post was destroyed and the main part of the bolt jumped to a bed of dahlias, in the center of which stood one red blossom. None of the white flowers were injured, but the red one and its stalk were wiped out. Chinese Burial Customs. When a rich and important China man dies, his funeral is conducted with much pomp and splendor. His friends and ' relations, instead of send ing wreaths, send innumerable ban ners. These are made of white "silk, with inscriptions beautifully worked in black velvet, and express the send ers' good wishes to the deceased him self or to the members of his family for many generations. On the day of the funeral these banners are carried by hired men who are all dressed alike for . the occasion. After the funeral, which lasts several hours at the cemetery, is over, the banners are all brought back, and eventually grace" the rooms of the late Chinaman's house. Pickerel Too Eager for Prey. A ' young .woman fishing from a wharf at Lake Penacook, N. H., hooked - a two-pound bass. As she swung the fish clear of water a pick erel, weighing one pound, made a rush for the disappearing bass and caught it by the tail. The pickerel was un able to let go its grip before both were landed on the wharf. Public Reading Room in 1616. - f-.Ti.j. ...7-f j Ufa Books were so valuable 300 years ago that they - were kept chained to desks in public reading rooms. j Cards Left on Graves. It is becoming fashionable in Paris to leave cards at the cemetery. An iak box placed on a tombstone is in tended for the cards of those who visit the resting place of a departed friend. In this way the near relatives find out those friends who still cherish the memory of the dead. . , - A . Si J "Billing," Writer Thinks, Corresponds to Our- Kissing. An Englishman, Edmond Selous, has been watching doves at play and In combat Of the habit of "billing," in which so many birds engage when they are nesting, he says: "Where birds now merely 'bill, they once. In my opinion, fed each other or -the male fed the female but pleasure came to be experienced in the contact alone and the passage of food, which was never necessary, gradually be came obsolete. I think it by no means improbable that our own kissing may have originated in much the same way and that birds, when thus billing,' ex perience the same sort of pleasure that we do when we kiss must be quite obvious to any one who has watched them." i ' Of a peculiarity of the stock dove Mr. Selous writes: "When these birds fight they constantly interrupt the flow of the combat by bowing in the most absurd way, not to one another, but, generally, - so ' to speak, for no object or purpose whatever, apparent ly, but only because they must do so. The fact is, the bow has become a for mula of courtship and as courting and fighting are Intimately connected the one suggests the other in the mind of the bird, who bows, all at once, under a misconception." BONFIRE FOR THE FOURTH. Town of Salem, Mass., Keeps Up Good Old Custom. In past years it has been a custom in Salem, Mass., to have a monster bonfire on Gallows Hill for the crea tion of which the city appropriated the sum of $100. The illustration shows one of these great Fourth of July piles of barrels and boxes, standing ninety six feet high. In firing it the torch is applied at the top and sides, also at the bottom, and in time the flames leap about the entire mass. The spec tacle created is one of inspiration and excitement, the . -heavens being illu mined all around. Many places throughout the United States have bonfires; on Fourth of July, but- it Is likely that few places delight the heart of . the small boy to the extent that ithis great bonfire on Gallows Hill does. Long Distance Courtships. Sketching one day in Burma, an English artist noticed a "man a' little distance off glaring straight ahead of him at some object he could not see from his position. The man sat with the same fixed glare the whole after noon and was at it again next morn ing. The ' artist had the curiosity to ask an English visitor what it meant. The reply was: "Oh, he is in love!" And it was explained that this was their method of courtship. The object of the man's attentive gaze was a girl in a neighboring bazaar. When a young man falls in love, he has to seat himself at a certain distance from his adored one and waif" for her to do the rest.. If she looks in - his direction once or twice on the first or second day, he is wildly encouraged, and if on the third day she nod to him and smiles it is time to go to the parents with reference to the marriage settle ments. . " v. Met Wildcats at Play. " As H. D. Fletcher was at. work on the mountain back of Butternut hill,' Johnson, Vt, he came upon a couple of young wildcats, about as large as common house cats. They were sleek and handsome and were playing -and frisking like ordinary kittens. Having no weapons with him and being ac companied by his little son, Mr. Fletch er decided not to meddle with them, fearing an encounter with the mother, who was probably not far away. . . Threw Rock Too Far. " " As John Jones xf Goshen, -Vt. at tempted to remove a rock" from his yard with dynamite recently, the rock was thrown to the roof of a cow stable near by, crashing through the roof to the floor and nearly . killing - some calves which were in the stable. f- , , - v. .j ,iOH4 ? m far. 1 - 'IN Issued in 1812, They Are Worth $1,009 Apiece .at Present . Time. The only two sixty dollar bills in existence have been found. One be- -longs to an Eastern collector and the other to Mrs. Julia Turton of St. Louis. They are worth $1,000 each. "My mother was a Bryant," said -Mrs. Turton, "and the bill was one of several paid to my grandfather, Col. John N. Bryant, .who fought in the war of 1812, by the father 'of Mark Twain. The payment was made In connection with a land deal in Tennes see, the details of which I have never been able to learn. The bill was an inheritance of mine, but I never real ized its value until I saw it mentioned, in a dispatch. I value it as a family heirloom." Stock Exchange Elephant. Though bulls and bears and even lambs- are frequently seen in the stock exchange, members of this body prob ably were never before visited by other menagerie pets . until a short time back, when an elephant paid a call at the exchange. This pachyderm, however, came not of his own free will, but was led to the scene by Sal vationist Smith. Mr. Smith wanted to secure a subscription for his army's self-denial fund, so requests were made by make-believe Jumbo. The novelty of the presentation resulted in . attention, and, best of all, generous donations. New York Herald. Child Lay Safely Under Train. A little girl of one and a half years has just had a wonderful escape from death near Cardross,-England.-While .she was at play she wandered upon the railway track and sat down between the rails. A freight train traveling at high speed came along, and although' the driver applied the brakes, the whole train passed over the child be fore it could be brought to a stop. It was then found that with the exception of a cut In the face the little one was' uninjured. Such an escape would be impossible in this country, but in " Great Britain the engines have no. cowcatchers, and the fireboxes are much farther from the ground than here. - Flew Far to Old Home. The retentive powers of the carrier pigexm are wonderful. Over a year ago C. B. Woodbury of Cornish, Me., purchased a bird from a man in Wake field." The bird was mated and seemed' perfectly contented in his new home at Cornish and his owner felt confi dent that he would return- to his loft when -he was released a few miles from home. The bird, however, flew, straight to his old home in Wakefield, 150 miles away. Curious Lion Portrait. ; , " Even the camera has been known to balk when placed perilously near ani mals of the jungle. It is no easy trick to make a good picture of any of these beasts. The accompanying negative. however, is good enough to be classed as a work of art. In order to make the exposure and eliminate the -iron bars the lens was placed between two of them and the attention of the king of beasts distracted until it was time to open the shutter. - Pennsylvania's Tin Church. - York, -Penn., is probably the only town in the world which can boast a tin church. -: When the congregation determined to build they investigated the cost of materials and found thav stone, brick and lumber were beyond their means. Some one suggested block tin, and the ' house was -built. The edifice is 40 by 50 and cost $1,500. It is painted in imitation of brick. " Largest Flower in the World. The largest flower in the world, it Is said is the bolo, which grows on the Island of Mindanao, one of the Phil ippine group. It has five petals, meas uring rearly a yard in width, and a single flower has . been known to weigh twenty-two pounds. , It grows on the highest pinacle of the land, about 2,000 feet above the level of the sea.