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1 J J A- A Aiv -J ffiffi :4 P. TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAK. Yearly Subscription $1.00. WA-KEENEY, KAN., SATURDAY, OCT. 28, 1905. H. S.G I VLER, Prop. NUMBER 35. B'"ssssfc -ssssiJ GIRLIE AT THE GAME NEW YORK DAMSEL PROVED EN THUSIASTIC "FAN." None of the Fine Points Escaped Her Notice or Passed Without Comment " That Would Have Done Credit to - Old Stager. Lavender Ball. Stalks and flowers of the old-time' sweet lierb, lavender, have been made into something very charming, by the artistic woman of to-day. To do it, she gathers the flowers on stalks about ten inches long, drying them carefully. Then, taking a bunch of stalks an inch in diameter and press ing them closely together, she turns the flowers inward at the top, forming a ball and weaving narrow green sat in ribbon in and out between the stem lets, a dainty basketlike top is formed. The ends of ribbon are then wound closely at intervals around the stems until their ends are reached. A length of ribbon at this point and one at the flower end is used to suspend the "stick," and long loops of ribbon, forming two tassels, are hung on these suspending ribbons, still further beaut ifying this fragrant lavender ball. Pretty Cloth Waist. Blouse of light weight cloth made with groups of plaits and trimmed with narrow bands and motifs of em broidery. The but tons are of the ma terial and the chemisette of lace, the standing collar finished with a turnover of velvet, of which the girdle is also made. The full r sleeves are finished with cuffs of the mate- ial, bordered with the trimming, which flare over lace ruffles. Velvet Suit Still a Favorite. The velvet suit promises to be as much a favorite this year as last and its new suppleness renders it extreme ly desirable for autumn wear. A mod el which s suited to stout and thin alike has a coat of slightly blousing bolero effect, entering a deep pointed girdle of satin. At the center of the back the seam of the bolero lengthens over the girdle into a plaited postilion tha reaches nearly halfway down the skirt. Light-colored broadcloth em broidered in French knots and sou tache braid forms the vest and also the wristband for a turnback cuff. Cordings of satin encircle the neck' and make a heading for the hem of the skirt. No Season at All. This is the time of year above all others for weird clothes combinations. The woman who owns a new fall suit insists on wearing it even if the sun is hotter than midsummer, while she who has not yet arranged her fall out . fit clings to her white linen in spite of the cool breezes that sweep the town in the late afternoon. New fall hats in the riotous wine reds, purples and mulberry shades are worn with lawn frocks of last July, and white canvas shoes peep out from a new plaid wool skirt in a shamefaced man ner. Some women wear white linen frocks under long ulsters of fall weight and others sport their sum mer coats of white duck or linen .over dark cloth skirts. SartoriaHy the sea son is betwixt hay and grass, and the American woman's reputation as the best dressed in .the world is having a pretty close Shave. Color Schemes for Little Ones. Judging from late Parisian confec tions for youngsters, the popular col or schemes this fall show that, youth ful mixtures of black and white set off toy velvet collar and cuffs in bright colors, and a peculiar shade of bluish gray have taken precedence over "the many shades of brown worn last year. Bark blue, always such a satisfactory color, has a brilliant rather than a dead hue in-this season's model coats. Bright olive green is also a favorite. . particularly with collar and cuffs of fur, and for the child who takes care of her clothes,' there is no color better suited to youth and beauty than a light shade of tan. otidoir sConS icfences Fashion declares we must array our selves in stripes. Satin seems to be especially dear to the dressmaker's heart. White shoes will not be called in until the first frost comes. Observe the preponderance: of the chenille hat in the milliner's window? Black broadcloth is the dressiest choice possible for the autunln tailor made. The blouse coat is out of iL Not one specimen appears among the first fall suits. - - . - 'Waistcoats of plain pique will be worn with short coats until cold weather makes them incongruous. A couple of lace -blouses in your wardrobe will be certain to carry you through no end of difficulties. Evening Gowns. That satin is to assume much impor tance in the winter frock scheme seems - beyond doubt. Satin models are many, both in evening and in vis iting gowns, and nothing lovelier is shown than some of the satin evening gowns in princesse or in Empire form. The Empire lines are being accept ed enthusiastically in coats and in street or visiting costumes made with coats, but whether the Empire gowns for house and evening wear will find cordial acceptance remains to be seen. Some beautiful gowns of the kind have been worn in Paris during the past year, and it is said that several of the great dressmakers intend to push the Empire evening gown this winter, but we shall see what we shall see. The lines need very skilful making and graceful wearing. Meanwhile the princesse evening gown is a thing established.. It, too, is successful only in skilful hands and on a good- figure, but, given this com bination, the result is altogether charming. New York Sun. Trimming for Evening Waists.. An excellent trimming seen on a recently imported evening waist con sisted of wee bows of soft silk so made that the general effect was that of fluffy butterflies. The bows are made with the double loops and long ends which suggest the moth and both loops and ends w ere edged -with the narrowest of Valenciennes not, of course, the insertion. One of the bows was poised at the collar of the blouse, another at the line of the corsage and another came just above the high gir dle where it held in place a barbe of exquisite lace. The butterflies were not tightly sewed, but stitched airily onto the goods so as to convey an idea of potential flight. Frock of Green Linen. The skirt is plaited and ornamented at the top in front with buttons. The blouse is also plaited and orna mented with but tons, and ' has . a scalloped yoke or namented with motifs of embroid ery and bordered with a ruffle of Val enciennes lace. The sleeves are finished just below the elbows with turn-over cuffs edged with the lace. The girdle is of the material or of leather to match. Toasted Cheese. This is one of those dishes rarely well prepared, but when rightly done is very nice. Cut a slice of stale bread about -an inch thick (a day old), pare off the crust and ipast it a light brown, without making it hard; then cuf a slice of good fat, mellow cheese (English, Glosier or Cheshire is the best), a quarter of an inch in thick ness, but not as large as the bread by half an inch on each side, cut off the rind and lay it on the toast in a cheese toaster; carefully watch it that it does not burn and stir with a spoon to prevent a pellicle or thin skin form ing. Have ready-some good mustard, cayenne and salt. This is a "rare bit." It must be eaten as it is prepared. Onions Boiled White. Few housekeepers really know how to boil dnions so that they will come out perfectly white. Pour boiling water over them and remove the skins. Put them in boiling salted water- When they have boiled five minutes change the water, and change again after five minutes. Boil half an hour, or until tender, but not until broken. Drain off the water, add milk to cover them, and cook five or ten minutes longer.. Season with butter, pepper and salt. When Deciding on a Costume. Among the new skirt models is one which is on lines similar to the old skirt of kilted sides and back joined to an empiecement which was in one with the front width. The new model practically is the same skirt with a front width modified by introducing an inverted plait in the center of it. To revert to a choice of models the plan . in view for procuring the fall outfit shouluSjnfnence the style chos enlx. She -who. & going to pick up a ready made on) of the shop costumes, wanting it -.toe long Service and con ventional wear, cannot 'ao-4)etterHhan to choose a circular skirt ami bolero, and if the pice " does not admit ol trimmings which get away Irora the cheap and shoppy look, to replace them with braids and guimps which are a little better, and which, ate care fully selected. The home costume is also most likely to be successful when made along these lines, while the women who can afford a really good tailor can give him full scope in one of the long redingotes, which have plain strappings- as their sole trim mings, or in the newer little, basque like coat, which is shorter and which is often decidely upon the cutaway order. Cooked meat simmered gently in a good curry sauce is quite digestible and much more tasty than cold meat To make boiled potatoes white let them lie (pared) in cold water for two or three house previous to cook icg. It is wise to purchase towels rathei large. Laundries charge no more foi washing large articles than small ones and large towels do not' wear out sc rapidly. A strong solution of vinegar and water is efficacious in restoring the color of black lace that- has grown rusty. Rinse in coffee, then iron while damp with a piece of flannel placed over it. . The assertion is not infrequently made that the gentle sex is indifferent to the charms of the great national game, but a visitor to New York, who invited his cousin to witness with him a championship contest, no long er believes it. This is his account of her'afctions: r; "So they've got Jacobson to fling for us to-day, hey? I didn't know he'd jsot .-over his case of charley horse. I don't believe Jake is there with the goods , to-day he don't look on edge to me.- I'll bet he'll blow all right be fore the game's half over. Why, look on yon, and you'd better take a swipe at the next one for general results don't punch out whatever you do. Yee- ow ! its a stem-winder: it s a neaut: Go on! It's good for three sacks! Wow! Oh, pickles! Way down to the cinder path, and lost in the tall grass oh, no, little Joey cassidy isn l there with, the pinch-bit staff these days! And d'je see Joe Stanley beat it out for home and maw! That boy can run some, and hell get his bat ting orb, all right, later, when he gets used to the big company under the main tent. - "Ah! Now we get Cheerful Charley Hickman. Oh, won't Charley murder It, though! Won't he sousesky it! Ram it down to Hahn's lot, Charley Hahn dropped two of 'em day before yesterday, and you've got him tied in bow-knots! Oh, no, Charley hasn't been there with the willow junk lately and he's the boy Bill Armour canned because he couldn't hit couldn't hit! Never mind those two strikes, Charley the last one's all you'll need. Don't bite on those high ones Chesbro is feeding you those be cause he thinks you'll fall for 'em. Hey now! take a swing at that one! Whoop-ee! Yee-ow! Wow-wow-wow! It's burning the grass! It's a peach! Yee-ow! Hike to third on it, Charley! Wow! No, Charley Hickman can't hit there you are, boy. squatting on third yee-ow! yee-ow!" "Fine, hey?" concluded the young man. They're all right, all right, these New York girls, pal; but the next time I take bne of 'em to a ball game I'm going to come pretty nigh to finding out in advan'ce whether she's there with the New York line of femi nine kidding before we go through the gate!" ' THE MYSTIC NUMBER Hats to Be Smaller. The coming hats are gradually grow ing more and more elaborate, and the quality of the material, whatever it may be, whether velvet or lace, is be coming more and more important. This year the hats are unusually hand some, though they are not so extreme as they were last year in some par ticulars. The big hats are not so big, at all events they are not so exaggerat ed as they were. In fact, the small hats are still popular, although mil liners are rebelling against them and loading them down with plumes and trimming to give the effect of large hats. Picture hats .will no doubt continue to be worn this year, though they are certainly smaller than they have been. Pretty Hats For Children. No matter what its fate in the fash ions of grown-ups, the large hat will alwaj-s remain the most artistic for the child's face. There- is no lovelier simple hat than a large white felt with huge Alsatian bow of wide ribbon di rectly across the front. One model trimmed in this manner has, the bow held at the center, by large braid rings, and the hat is shaded to the face by a narrow facing of velvet underneath the brim. Ribbon streamers both in velvet and silk are also seen on these large hats at the back. Fragrance of Flowers. Just a whiff of perfume as dainty as that from a hayfield lends charm to a woman's' toilet. Lavender-scented sheets are saM to induce sweet slum bers. The odor is exceedingly fresh, clean and wholesome, and old-fashioned housewives always scented, their linen and drapery with sprigs of the sweet old flower. Italian orris root and French veticert, a dried root, may be substituted for the lavender if the latter cannot be procured. ' Outing Waist. Blouse' of heavy linen or flannel with fronts draped and crossed, and ornamented . with straps of the mate rial, fastened with buttons.. The sleeves are full at the top plaited at the bot tom and trimmed with straps of the material. The large - cravat and the girdle are of foulard. Walking Skirts. ; Among the newest walking skirts one finds many plaited models; not to be sure, many of the kilted skirts or skirts finely and regularly plaited in groups of fine . side or box plaits. Always there must be the clever gor ing which gives the snug hip lineand flaring fullness at bottom. , "Yee-ow! It's a stem-winder!" at him he hasn't got a thing every body take a crack at it! He's just lobbing 'em over. There he goes, giv ing the first man np four wide ones and a free trudge to first. It'.s a won der they don't take him out right now. .Ye-eh, and there he's hit the next man up, and he gets his little .basesky, too. Ya-ah, look at that little Elberfeld soak it and that fetches two of 'em across the pan. t . "Huh! This is a swell start they're getting, I think not! Now Joey Yea ger picks up his wagon tongue, and I'll bet he souses it and fetches his little pal Elberfeld home ya-ah, there she goes, and a is babe of a two-bagger, with Elberfeld -coming home un der wraps! H'm, they're taking Ja cobson out and putting in Case Pat ten swell time to do that, after the New Yorks have walloped Jake for three runs in one-third of an inning! And I don't believe Case is going to be there with his junk to-day, either and our New York boys just got fat biffing the southpaws. - Why don't Jake Stahl stuff Tommy Hughes in Tommy is about due and he'd stop the swatters. Huh! Well, Williams went out like a toy balloon in a . blast fur nace, but you don't want to overlook that Williams boy for the rest of ,the afternoon he can hit a coffee bean with a lemonade straw as far as .from here to Pocatello, Idaho. H'm. Well, that looks cute on the scoreboard three rfins in . the first for the New Yorks, Say, Jacobsen didn't have as much speed to-day as a four-year-old kid throwing a rock at a last year's bird's nest! Case may fool 'em at that. Too bad the spitball got Case's arm on the glassy so early in the sea- "Hike to third on it, Charley." son he sure could go some in the flinging game last year. "Well, little Joey Stanley, the new boy in the middle garden, leads' off for Washington, eh? Kind of a light boy, Joe, to lead the bunch in the batting order1 but he may work Chesbro for a free, traipse to first, at that. Tow! yow! Beat, it out, Joey it was a baby no, I guess that wasn't l clean drive over second, Joey! Hold it there at first! That'll be enough. Now, Cassidy, make Chesbro look foolish pnt one over to the hospital knock the cover off it! Now, don't wait too lone, there, Joey, son. He's sot two WHERE THE LAWYER CAME IN. First Time Uncle Had Had Any Use for the Profession. Uncle Billy Smith had got back home after a trip to see his sister, and sitting on the postoffice steps, he said to the men who were asking ques tions : Well, in the car with me was a lawyer. I'd been talkin' with him and feelin' sorry that he hadn't taken to some honest profession, when the cars run off the track. Nobody was hurt, but pur trunks in the baggage car was all smashed up." Purty soon a man comes around and asks us to make out the damages. I wrote down that I had lost two shirts, three pairs of socks, an old suit of clothes and a pair of shoes and that my damages was "But You Ain't Added Anything for the Shock." $10. The lawyer looks at the paper and said: . " 'But you hain't aded anything for the shock.' "What shock?' " 'The shock to your feelin's. Put down $200 for that.' " But have my feelin's been shocked,' " 'Of course they have; 'and yon must get pay for it." "I put her down as he said, andHwo days later I got my damages in hard cash. I've all along thought a lawyer was. next door to a pirate and that he'd do most any mean thing, but I've had to change my mind." That feller jest worked up a shock for me and got me $200 extra, and if my son Sam wanfs to go into the law business I shan't do. any great objectin'." Cin cinnati Enquirer. v Stones That Travel. Stones-that travel are to be found in large quantities in. Australia and Nevada. They are composed of mag netic ore, are as large as walnuts and as hard as iron. They lie huddled In bunches on the rocks like eggs in a nest, and cannot easily be pulled apart. In Nevada the magnetic stones can often be found at the bottom of little basins of a foot or so across, and a few are as much as eight inches in diameter.- The majority of them, how ever, are no larger than walnuts. If a dozen of these stones are dis tributed about upon a smooth surface, two or three feet apart, they immedi ately travel toward a common center, where they will - remain unless a larger stone of more magnetic power is placed near them. In this case they will be drawn in a body to the big stone. - : -' ' . . - Woes of Absent-Minded Man. An absent-minded Manchester, N. II. man, who smokes, was culling over some papers the other day. He had a cigar between his teeth. He. started to moisten the thumb of his left hand so he could turn .the papers faster, and he stuck his thumb on the fire end of his cigar.. Removing the cigar with his left hand, he moistened his thumb, and then ""put the aforesaid thnmb between bis teeth instead of the cigar. He didnt wake np until he had bitten his thnmb. , CURIOUS PROPERTIES OF "NINE" IN ARITHMETIC The Great Plato Once Got Rid of Bore by Giving Him Puzzle in Which THia Peculiarity Figured See if You Can Solve It. Most people are acquainted with some of the curious properties of the number, nine in ordinary arithmetic. For example, write down a number containing as many figures as you like, add these figures tdgether and deduct the sum from the first number. Now, the sum of the figures in this new number will always be a multiple ol nine. - ' There was once a worthy man at Athens who was not only a cranky arithmetician, but also a mystic He was deeply convinced of the magic properties of the number nine, and was perpetually strolling out to the groves of Academia to bother poor old Plato with his nonsensical ideas about what he called his "lucky 'number." But Plato devised a way of getting rid of him. When the seer one day proposed to inflict on him a lengthy disquisition on his favorite topic, the philosopher cut him short with the remark, "Look here, old chappie" (that is the nearest translation of the original, Greek term of familiarity). when you can bring me the solution of this little mystery of the three . nines I shall be happy to listen to your treatise, and, in fact, record It on. my phonograph for the benefit ol posterity." . ' Plato then showed, in the manner depicted in our illustration, that three nines may be arranged so as to repre sent the number eleven, by putting them into the form of a fraction. Tha puzzle he then propounded was, to so arrange the three nines that they will represent the number twenty. It is recorded of the old crank that, after working hard at the problem for nine years, he one day, at nine o'clock on the morning of the ninth day of the ninth month, fell down nine steps, knocked out nine teeth and expired in nine minutes. It will be remembered that nine was his lucky number. It was evidently also Plato's. In solving the above little puzzle, only the most elementary arithmetical signs are necessary. Though the an swer is absurdly simple when you see it, many readers will have no little difficulty in discovering it. Take your pencil and see if you can arrange the three nines to represent twenty. Solution. To divide 18 by 9 (or nine-tenths) we, of course, multiply by ten and dt vide by 9. The result is 20, as re quired. London Tit-Bits. Little Willie's Idea of a Steel Magnate, Montreal Herald. Wants Damages from Liquor Sellers. A novel suit under the state liquor law has been brought by Mrs. Mar garet Carty of Winooski, Vt., who sues two saloonkeepers of that town for $5,000 each for selling liquor to her husband, who was her sole means of support. Her husband was arrest ed over a year ago on a charge ol intoxication, and while spending the night in the lockup was suffocated by his bedclothes taking fire. ' She sues the two saloonkeepers for furnishing him with the liqnor which led to his arrest and his subsequent accident. "