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STATE WEDNESDAY EVENING. JULY 18. 189 1.
3 jP"""T urn: Tfl T " I FILLING THE CRACKS. Ho r to Kcpsilr Floors aod Woodwork Which Are I'nsltfhtly. Your floor has great wide cracks and. roup-h places. Such a floor is better painted than stained, although it it more trouble to tix it in the first place, larg-e cracks should be filled, and this is tiresome work. Putty is cheap and t-asy to pet. and you can press it in with an old case-knife. If the blade of the kniie is broken off half way it will Iks even better. 1'laster of paris fills cracks, too, and when freshly wet up spreads like putty. Mix it up with, u, little cold water and it is ready for use, but mix ordy a little at a time, as it hardens rapidly. There is yet an other mixture which you can make yourselves, and which is excellent. Shred up paper newspaper or com mon wr:-f pit;;r-papcr into bits, and pour b -.ilin water over it. When it is soft stir into it a paste. Drain out the surplus water and add some glue about two or three tal lespoonfuls to a uart of the paste anil till the cracks with it, beinff careful to trim off the tops smoothly. Otherwise your cracks will make rid res throu rh the paint. When any of these liliinp-s are dry, yo'.'r floor is ready for painting. It is best to get the mixed paints that come prepared for use, or rise to get some liindly painter to mix it for you. It tak.-"s quite a little judgment and ex perience to know when paint is of the right thickness to spread well, tret the siiiue painter to select your varnish, for there are many poor varnishes that will not dry, and yon do not w ant to f -t into any such trouble. Park br -wn or red pnii t make the prettiest floors, as the tints can be male to look like Vilaek walnut, or eh..rry, by cautiously adding lamp-black. lie sure to wear your olde st clotht-s when you are paint ing, and do not scatter your paint, brushes, and pails around. Keep them as far out of the way and as far out of the smell of the family as possible. Klse everyone will wish you had never begun to decorate your. room. Wear old loose gloves. They will keep your hands clean, and perliaps save blisters. Harper's Young Peojde. PRETTY BOOKMARKS. Clover Little Artie:.-.. Wlilch Are Cheap u.uC Easuly Made. A convenient, a mo-?t necessary, arti cle when one is reading a book is a handy marker of somo durable mate rial. Careless people Invariably turn down the corner of a leaf to mark the place where they leave off reading. This soon spoils the volume. A very pretty and popular bookmark is made out of a piece of ribbon, with a sou venir coin fastened neatly to one end, and a metal or ivory paper cutter on the other, as in the accompanying illus tra tion. Another marker is made from two pieces of stiff cardboard, cut in the shape of maple leaves, one slightly larger than the other. These are fas tened "together at the base, leaving the pointed ends loose, so that they may be slipped on either side of a pajre. A kite-shaped piece of cartloard can Ve turned down one end, forming a triangle, and with an owl's face pasted o as to peep over the top when the "book is closed, makes u neat and artis- tic article. A recently manufactured .novelty iu this line was carved out of home valuable wood, the long end .shown in the cut bein g placed between the pages. The end with the dog's head formed . sort of handle. A cat's head is made out of cloth and small piece of fur; rthis is attached to two pieces of card iixard, one longer than the other, leav ing the lower end open for the page. Almost any little girl or boy can make ;these book-markers by carefully study ing the designs printed here. K. Y. Recorder. Good Tilings to Know. That meat should never be placed directly upon the ice, as its juices will le absorbed; put it on a plate and set it in a cool pluce. That if dish towels and cloths are boiled up in water with ammonia every second day, there will be less trouble with sticky dishes. .That common Bait rubbed into the roots of the Lair will remove dandruff; rub a little in at night, and in the morning the salt wil; be all gone, and after a few applications the dandruff too, leaving only a slight dampness. iThat a piece of chamois, fittsd to the i 1 rw-mnrl on th pr TxfH tan qt-i fkept in place by an elastic worn over the stocking, will tare much mending. That castor oil appliod to warts once a day for from two to t;ix weeka will xe- Hi;..: Jfm for the Children. Description of Some Very Pretty Designs La Late Styles. Children have such a determined way of growing out of their clothes, and need so many little gowns to keep them always suitably dressed, chat it is sometimes a. difficult thing to find a variety of ways to make and trim them without spoiling the simplicity which is their charm. If it were only the fashion to dress all children under a certain age in a simple uniform, what a lot of bother it would save; but the tendency is rather in the other direc tion, and in many cases they are made tc look more like miniature women than little girls. Elaborate costumes and expensive materials are not in good taste, and are sure to take away, rather than add to, the attractiveness of children. Simple muslins, g-ing-hams, China silks, serges and cashmeres are the most desirable materials employed. To such of the mothers as make the little frocks, a few suggestions with the models may . afford some welcome hints. Little girls over eight can wear linen, flannel and silk f-hirts with plain skirts, but they are made blouse style to hang over the belt, and have an elastic around the wai- t. The collar is Eton shape. The silk shirts ith t i H 11 Iff THREE LITTI.K 6U1IMEB are tucked with fine tucks in front, and have a turn-down collar, trimmed only with feather stitching. Skirts are short, reaching a little below the knee, except for very young children. Guimpes are as popular as. ever, and always look childish and pretty. A pale blue erepon dress has a round waist, a square yoke of embroidery with little rosettes of satin ribbon In front. Another little dress illustrated has a plaid silk skirt, a white wash silk blouse made with a yoke collar laid in two box plaits in front and bordered with satin ribbon. A serge gown for a girl from eleven to thirteen years of age is made with a plain skirt, with one row of braid for trimming. The blouse bodice has a white serge vest barred across with the braid. The waist is finished with a band and two ro settes on each side of the front with two long ends. N. Y. Sun. WHOLESOME COOKING. It Is Essential to tho Well-Kfinp of Every Member of t lie Household. Cooking is in reality a partial diges tion of food previous to its introduc tion into the stomach. It is employed by man alone, and distinguishes him from all other creattires. Many articles used as food are entire ly indigestible iu a raw state. Some of the most nourishing of them are actu ally harmful if eaten uncooked. Cooking, to be esteemed a science, must be performed in such a way as to render the raw products of the earth as easily digested as possibly. By vir tue of such preparation the system is supplied with the greatest amount of nourishment for the least expenditure of vital energy in the various processes of the digestive chemistry. Hut good cooking must not only render food digestible; it must make it at the same time palatable. Every physician recognizes the necessity of furnishing a convalescing patient with food that "tastes good." Indeed, ha will often allow himself to be over ruled by the wish of the patient for some particular article of food, in the hope that the fickle appetite may thus be stimulated and a steady demand for food induced. Cooking at its best, therefore, is both scientific and artistic; scientific when it best serves the purposes of economy; artistic when by virtue of an added tastefulness, it stimulates the digestive processes to activity. It must always be remembered that the stomach is not a machine, but an organ extremely sensitive to every nervous influence, so that the tasteful ness of food is a direct aid to digestion. Those, who, from the necessity of their occupation, are sedentary and confined to the house, are more sensi tive to the effects of cooking whole some or otherwise than those whose employment takes them out of doors. The degree of health enjoyed by the family may often be credited to tke in telligent interest exercised in the kitchen in favor of good, wholesome food, and it is not too much to say that an accomplished cook may justly be proud of an art which so closely affects the health and well-being of the household. Youth's Companion. Rereipe for Spani'n Sandwich. Slice rye bread thin, spread it first with made mustard and then with cot tage cheese, butter the top slice, lay them together and your sandwhich is complete. If you wish to stone olives and lay them in mayonnaise dressing on one slice, covering the othe with mustard, or to slice hard boiled eggs, you can have another bandwicii. 11 ,-V Ginis. NEW MOURNING GOWNS. The home gown on the ritrht is of heavy crape cloth, in mohair, with sleeves, corsauce and sash of siik warp henrietta and dull ribbon bows for trimming, 'the costume on the left is of endora cloth, with a courtauld crape Eanel iiud sleeves and guimpe of the same. A small bow with tape friuKe nishes the corsaire. Tlio Kill lVa Long aouj;h. A lawyer toll-? the following story con timing a client, se.methinfr of a waj; in Lis way, wit!i vho;:i he had long kept sn rtccot-.nt. When the hitter was finally made r:;), the bill, mostly lor trilling serv ices, covered several yards of foolscap, as the items eiU'iueratod tho most minute details. When tho client came round to st; t lo, lie refused to enter the oflice, but ftood in the door, r.".d holding one end of ! :io bill i;:iroik d the voluminous dccti mer.t in the uiree'i'Ui of l:is l-.gal adviser, with tho request that, ho would receipt it. "Come in," suid tho lawyer in his niosfc cordial t:;ncs. 'Xo, thank you," replied his clier.t; "vou'd charge mo rent if I did. " Tit Bits. "A. Safe Burliir.' I1' j h 1 1 t , 4.:-..- . i rt Brooklyn Lifo. A Chat With the Conrluctor. "It must be awful on a man to run ono of these 'lectric cars," sail), the old man in a confidential way to a conductor on a Woodward avenue ear. Well, I dunno." '.lest expeetiu, death Tiny minit, I sup pose r " 'Hardly that." But it's a steady strain on your mind. Can't tell when a wire's poin to break and send your soul a-kitin. Then you've pot to look out frr passengers and teams and people on foot and children. Lord o' love, but I should think you'd jest shiver all tho time!" "No, I don't shiver much." 'That shows how bravo you are. X never had much sand myself. I s'powe you never even turn pale when you run over a woman dressed right up to kill?" ''I probably change color, but don't get very pale. " "Lands alive, but it would skeer me half to death! Kill somebody every five minutes, I ppose?" ''Well, not quire as often as that." "Every 10. then? I could never stand it myself. I s'poso the car kinder bobs around when you run over five or six folks to once?" "Yes, kinder." ''By (jeortre, but you are as oool as ice! Is that the trolley up thar?" "Yes." "And when she slips off and busts thinjrs you stand right hero with your hands in your pockets and let 'er rip?" "Yes." "Waal, I'll lie hanged! Pay, thar's a feller up my way who has killed a mad dog, broke a tramp's leg and licked three men in fair fights, and lie's swellin around and callin hisself some pumpkins. Come up some Sunday and give him one crack and see him fall dead." Detroit Free Press. How's This! We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of Catarrah that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrah Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. We, the underaighned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi ness transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. West & Traux, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Rinnan & JIarvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrah Cure is taken internal ly, acting1 directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testi monials sent free. Price Toe per bottle, bold by all Druggists. Prescott & Co. will remove to No. 118 West Eighth this month. f"".r7--... ,i," r.--u !'. si, I AA v lncoaii.Di.1 betrayal. Elderly maid and her best young man tete-a-tete. Enter little brother. Miss Sears Well, Bobby, what do you wai!t? EulAy Crack this nut for me. I'll do as much for you when I have false teeth. Xcv." York World. The Sunday IMeric and tlie Inevitable Ssliower. ;f,.;eiM::;!lJ.'. -Chicago Record. ir.r.1 C'a A western doctor who has had much experience with fever and ague cases says that the best description lie ever heard of that niidady was given by a waggish pa tient of his own. One morning tho doctor was summoned to this gentleman and found him in n shivering chill. Tho day before he had been in a hish fever. The doctor inquired how the patient felt. "N-no-t-t a h-bit bet-t-ter, " chattered the vietim of the chill. "I am sorry, but your case is a peculiar one and very hard to get hold of, " said the physician sympat hetic ally. "Ye-yes, " shivered the sufferer, "th that's s-so. Th-the case th-shakos so yo-you can't g-jret hold of It t-tah!" Youth's Companion. Yielding to I'rpssure. Great Statesman ( at telephone) Is that the ofliee of The Daily Tomahawk? City Editor Yes, sir. "Is vour interviewing reporter in?" "Ho is." 'Well, send him over to room 9S9, Gew jum House. " "Who are you?" "Congressman Space. I am traveling through your town on business having no political significance mark that, no po litical significance and 1 am about to be prevailed upon, sir, after much solicita tion I think that is the proper form to grant an interview to a representative of your pisper. Send him along." Chicago Tribune. PrepnredL It was a murky night. Dark clouds lowered over the world, and here and there dropped a fringe of four. A shriek pierced the air. She clutched her husband's nose wildly In her btartled frenzy. 'Heavens," she gasped in terror, and even as she spoke the awful cry broke again upon her ears, "the paregoric bottle is empty!" There was nothing to do but walk the floor. Detroit Tribune. A Glorious Victory. Airs. Ue Style I've got ahead of Mrs. de Fashion at last. Husband How? Mrs. de Style At Airs, de Fashion's last party two of the guests fainted, but at my grand rcccpttion last night the crush was so great that six of the ladies had to be carried out, anil one had to have a doctor. New York Weekly. A Had Time. Airs. Dimpleton I feel so badly. I asked my husband if he didn't love me to day, and he wouldn't pay the slightest at tention to me. Airs, von Blumer Perhaps you asked him while he was at dinner. New. York Herald. A Creatnre of Habit. Prison Warden Tell me why you ob ject to occupying tiie other cell. Prisoner Oh, do put me into No. 7G! I have got so used to my old cell. I neve could sleep in a strange bed, you know. Uik. Try Phillips" mineral water It is con sidered the finest water for tha ttomaca 612 W. Eighth avenue. Try i. 1 0r iWESTEBH FOUIIDRIT AND ESTABLISHED 1875. JOKMKRLT Topeka Foundry 0 LlacMno Works, ESTABLISHED 1868. H. Ij. COFRAN, Proprietor. tlANUFACTUKEB OF STEAM ENGINES, MILL 2IACITINEIIT, SHAFTING, PULLEYS, GEARINGS, FITTINGS, ETC. rffniifirfi'iriiiiiiiiiiirfiirTTiTiTmTriTiTiTiTiT ilTTTiTTTITiT 111 ill fill I TiTiTl TTITf IIM Tl TliinTrrrri nil S jSHiv J1 813 HiLirSA3 AVEKUS. IT yon wish to buy or rent a first cla&B new or eeooud-hand Piaho or Oroae, opon the most favokable tikub, call upon ua. We have secured the services of a first class piano roLTSH k and BKPAimF3 vad are preijared to repoliaa all kinds of musical instruments, furniture, etc tm- REPAIRING SOLICITED. ASHBURN COLLEGE. Located at Topeka. Kansni. Admits both sexes. Kxpenss reasonable. Collefla'o an I A'-aiiemie courses of study. Normal course. Six biiililnigs. A library of over ;.'. vol umes, i'uio reailin-4 room. I tepartmeiits of Art, Music. Klocutiou, surveying. Natural Science. Ancient and Modern Lanuaes. Tboroutjliiiess iu all lines of iuslrucuuii. t t'l term opens September 12. PETER MbVICAR, Presidont. You have your trouble?, but w have the remedy. We know thi because ladies who use Vlavi tell us so. If you are not fully convinced of its merits, ask somt of your friends about it. Some of them, probably, have used it. We are willing to stand or fall on the testimony of ladies who have used Viavi. You should profit by their experience. Doiyt Rosb blindly into it. Inform yourseK fully. "Be sure you ar,(riht, then go ahead." Karjsas Viavi Co., 2 Columbian Building, TOPEKA. KANSAS. Hne Office and Laboratory, San Francisco, Cal. AI2.TIITJI2. MASSEY, Practical Korsc-Shocr 213 WEST FIFTH ST., ipbo MA. TOPEKA. KANSAS. Bmww with dlseawxl feet skilfully treat rwkok mad. road shoeing a specialty. , 1 J 'ft, V-lji You can save money by buyine of C. W. Wuiits. 10 to 15 per cont saved on Cloth Goods. 1006 Kansas ave.. Xopeka. j Xlionffhtful Person consults his best interests by havinfr a box of Krause's Headache Capsules at hand, taken as directed will prevent or top any kind of a headache, no matter what the cause, in fact if your skull was cracked it would prevent pain. Bold by all druggists. Jnst Found tl 11 acr Where you can gst your furniture re paired and also packed for shipment Cleaning1 and laying carpets a specialty. All kinds of general jobbing work done on short notice. Work guaranteed by a ood mechanic No 417 West Tenth street- American Steam Laundry, 112 West 7th street, tele, 341. UE IMS. r t -o mnnnm' t""1 -t hi MANUFACTURE ALL STYLES SHIRTS TO ORDER. We have Just received the fine r M LI-NE of - Summer Shirtings p ever shows In Topeka tt2 CALL AND SEE THEM. t"4 m IS CONNECTION WITH msli TOPEKA STEAM LAUNDRY. g E. M. WOOLOER, MKr. i 625 JACKS OS STEELT. H 4 ARID vbxiZ-lL w GOMHOi j FLQfllS Corner Elmwood and Willow Avaut Potwio I'laca, TOPEKA, KANSAS. Grow ad sails plants. Makss a tp elaltr of cut flowers. Does all kinds Aoral work in a first-class mannar. NCafarrhPcv -UeliPVRn Cfttarrn nni eon ' m tua ." -I J .-.a-..y I J7 W Lures Head fMisei 3s. r - a r Cl! , 1-ltjH Mmmu Tiitplr, Ihlf-ars. Trial trf utmeril or sum pi rr. Sold by druBtf taiB, .".. TOPEKA. TRANSFER ' nnii i linn f-MrriY 50 K.ats. Av. Tele. 3- F. P. BACON, prop. kronen tissue fapsri TBI LABQEIT UN 1 ! TMK CI rr. AIL CHINA AND ART MATFP.UI. C02PLETE EEWS DEPART2EST. w v I T T . W SIS AA U liX ii . SStS K.AK4AS AVJb Uatioiiax Stabler I j rtnt-UiiLlTarf. UorilriiipreiU;, T.Ushsi. 46. jr. c aiJLcsinisr. Jukion Street. I-r . H J.K. Jones, Drui'ist U SOt KANSAS AM.. ARCHITECT. JOSEPH MARSHALL, Architect and Superintendent, 100 4VI..M1. II 0 r ur M Si