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ISA RN-YARD MANURE.
flow to Store It so a to Iraprora Its Qual ity and Prevent Lou. A very large proportion of the ma nure made on Western farms is wasted. . Much of it is washed into the streams and drains and is lost. A ' considerable proportion of the nitrogen it contains becomes volatile during the process of fermentation and passes into the air. Much of the manure that is thrown in to heaps as when it is pitched out of the windows and doors of stables be comes firefanged and is rendered al most valueless as a fertilizer. Ammo nia was f onned in it, but it was driven off by the heat. Little remains in it but carbon and mineral substances. The wasting and deterioration of ma nure go on faster during the summer than in winter. That which accumu lates in heaps becomes firefanged, and that which is spread over the ground becomes dry and hard. The droppings of cattle that are long exposed to the action of the sun and wind contain lit tle but woody fiber. Tourists and hun ters who go over the great Western plains use buffalo dung for cooking their food, and find that it gives off very little odor while burning. t)ung that has become dry enough to burn is of little value as a fertilizer for most fcinds of land. It will remain in dry soils in the form of hard lumps unless "considerable labor is spent in pulver izing it. Manure made during the winter in this part of the country is not likely to be injured by heating. If it -accumulates in the feeding yard or is thrown ou of stables it generally becomes frozen, and remains in that condition , till the next spring, when it is hauled into the fields. Much of it is likely to "be washed away during the heavy win ter rains, but little will be lost by cvap- oration. The crude manure, consist ing of dung, urine, the bedding of Iiorses and cattle, and the coarse fodder whfch they refuse to cat, is not in a euitable condition to apply to land de signed to produce most kinds of food crops. The dung itself is too rank to apply to land intended to pro duce small grain, beans, potatoes or roots. It will bo likely to impart a bad flavor to crops that grow in the ( soil. It will stimulate the production of stalks and leaves rather than grain. It will produce a luxuriant growth of clover hud of most kinds of grass, but they will not be relished by cattle either in the green or dry state. It is better . for corn than any cultivated crop. The rejected fodder and bedding that are mixed with the dung will be of little or no use to any crop till they remain in the soil long enough to become rotted. 'Ordinarily they will be of no value to crops raised on the la,nd the same sea on they are applied. Ordinary barn-yard manure, com posed of the dung of cattle and horses, the litter used for bedding them, and the fodder they have rejected, should i , be thoroughly mixed, fermented and , rfflrjtted before it is applied to land de v sigTWid to produce food crops. . These chemical changes should be brought about under conditions that will pre vent waste by evaporation or washing. They should proceed slowly, so that little heat will bo produced. Con siderable moisture is necessary to fa cilitate rotting and rotard chemical ac tion or fermentation. Air should not be .allowed to freely circulate through the anass, as it will raise the heat to such a degree as to produce firc-fanging. The dung of horses and tbo litter used in their stalls for bedding will quickly heat during warm weather if they are thrown into heaps by themselves. It as better to have them mixed with the itung of cattle, as the latter will help, lteep the former moist and will also help exclude the air. Tho pressure pro educed by a largo pile of manure is rfavorable to slow decomposition and ithe prevention of loss by evaporation. A large heap, however, unless located on a low piece of ground ard protected from the sun and wind, is unfavorable to the retention of moisture. Sods plated with the grass sides against a manure heap will bo of great value in helping retain moisture. The cfoser the manure is packed the bet ter will the rotting proceed and the maller wiM be tho volatile substances, faoap-suds, dish-water, urine and the water that accumulates in low places in the barnyard after a rain will be of great .value to the manure heap if thrown upon it. They assist in decomposing the dry materials in the heap and contain much valuable fertilizing material. It is often practical to conduct water from the ciaves-trough of the barn so as to keep a manure heap moist, but care should be taken not to allow loo much to run upon it and cause it to wash away. Experiments made in Eastern coun tries how that an excavation like a subterranean silo is best for the pre servation and decomposition of mixed manure. In such a place it is not -washed by the rain or dried by the sun and wind, and tho free circulation of the air is prevented, whi! it is easily kept moist. In some places manure is allowed to accumulate on the floor of stables until it is several feet thick. -when it is piled out of doors to decom pose. Litter is used to absorb the urine, and these, with, the tfung arc -trodden hard by tho cattle and horses. It is evident that all tno manure is aved by adopting this course, which is recommended by some foreign writers on agriculture, who claim that the ani mals suffer no injury from standing on this mass of litter and excrements. Cellars under the stables where horses and cattle are kept aro excellent for and decomposinr their : manure, but their influence on the health of. the animals and the fodder aaloredfor theiruse is ccrtainlr unfa vorable. A somewhat damp barn-yard in which hogs run, and where they root over litter and mix the dung oi cattle and horses, is favorable to mak ing manure, but the gain in fertilizing material is probably obtained at a loss in the condition of the animals kept in such a place. With a scraper and shovel the manure can be removed to a part of the yard where it will decom pose under the most favorable condi tions, and where its presence will not interfere with the? comfort of stock. It can often be piled in a corner to excel lent advantage. A strong fence will furnish support on two sides, and a wall of stones or sods can keep it in place on the other sides. Every morn ing after the cows are milked their droypings can be thrown into this re ceptacle, and the remainder of the yard kept neat and clean. Chicago Times. KITCHEN SCRUBBING. Soft, Absorbent Ract the Best Material tow This Important Work. Old flannel of all kinds should ba kept for scrubbing and cleaning paint undervests, drawers, skirts, all come in for it. In England, where scrubbing is still the glory of the poorer people, cottagers vying with each other on the color of their boards, there is a coarse gray flannel made, called "house flan nel," expressly for the purpose. Next to flannel is old coarse soft linen, old kitchen towels, crash, etc. So neces sary to good cleaning is soft absorbent material, that I would almost rather my maids destroy articles of far mora value than the scrub cloths, because the supply is so limited, especially if. we give away our disused undercloth ing. For this reason keep the supply under your own care, see that after each using the cloth is dried and not thrown away, until it is really used as long as possible. Many girls will be conscientious about towels and dusters, because they have a money value, but cleaning cloths, being only rags, they will consider may be thrown aside any time and fresh ones taken. In addition to the soft wet cloth, a dry rubber (best made of old Russian crash that has done service for round or dish towel) should be kept; a scrubbing brush of hard bristles is best, the soft excelsior brushes are of little use except for coarse paint, and brushes made oi broom straw, although not entirely satisfactory, are about the best one can get when bristle brushes are not to be had or rc too expensive. Tables that have been neglected may be bleached by spreading on them over night a layer of wood ashes, made into a mortar-like paste with water; the next day brush it off and scrub. The same paste may be laid on floors when spotted with grease. In cleaning floors never wet too large a space at once. If beyond the comfortable range of the arm, thero is almost certain to be a dark circle when dry, showing where you leave off each piece, because, being out of easy reach, you" have no power to scrub well or wipe dry. Always in using the drying cloth, rub it well be yond the space you are now cleaning over, to the one last done. Xho use oi a little washing soda or borax in the water is excellent for boards, and ii they have been neglected, a small lump of lime in the water greatly helps to make them white. After tables aro scrubbed attend to the sink, put a lump of washing soda as large as i"1 egg at least over the sink hole, and pour a kettle of boiling water ovet every part of it, using your sink brush to send it into all greasy parts. Wash, the last thing before the floor, all fin ger marks from the paint; also the chairs if painted; the backs of them il caned; the top of the flour barrel and the windows. Be especially careful to clean kitchen window sills; so many things are put on them, they are more apt to be soiled than any others. Need less to say that floors must always be swept before they are washed. To clean oil cloth, do not scrub it unless it has been badly cleaned many times, when, with the fine corrugated surface now usual, the dirt, or rather the dirty water allowed to remain in it will have grimmed it so that you will need to use a soft brush and scrub the way oi tho lines; but usually, warm water, one wet and dry cloth are all that are needed. Oil cloth and paint need the wiping with a coarse dry clotli as much as boards, and will well repay the extra trouble. Skim milk used in place of water to clean oil cloth gives it brightness and luster. Fainted floors must be treated just as oi cloth is. 1 have one thing more to say about the kitchen sink. If you put in a lump ol soda weighing half a pound or more evory day or two, you will have no trouble with the drain pipe becoming clogged with grease. So large a piece will dissolve very slowly, but all the water that goes down will help to cleanse instead of soil the pipe. .When ever you have a kettle of boiling water that you do not need at once, pour it into the sink. Catherine Owen, in Good Housekeeping. Breakfast, Cake. Two eggs, two cups of sugar, two dessert-spoonfuls of butter; beat well; add one cup of sweet milk, four teaspoonfuls cream tartar and two teaspoonfuls soda mixed with five cups of flour, and a little salt. Our Country Home. Ducks can be known from drakes by the sound quack, quack, but drakes make only a reedy or wheezing noise as if suffering from a bad cold and never say quack. American Poultry Journal. "Mr. Canby, you hold your aga very well." "Well, I don't know aa I deserve much credit for that. I can't cret any bodv tA km if f ni I - ' w WW SOUND DOCTRINE, A Jflriaentiai Belljrlons Paper's Remark In Support of the Democratic Land Pol icy. The platforms of both parties, in the last Presidential election, declared in nearly identical language that the pub lic lands ought to be kept as home steads for actual settlers; and demand ed that unearned lands granted to rail road corporations should be restored to the public domain. These resolu tions were inconsistent with the policy thathas prevailed for many years in the Land Office of the Department of the Interior. By rulings" that are without warrant of law, and some times in defiance of statute, immense tracts of land have been withdrawn from settlement In 1864 a tract forty miles wide on each side of the road in the Territories and twenty miles in the States was voted to the Northern Pa cific railway, on condition of its com pleting the road by July 4, 1876. The time was afterwards extended to July 4, 1879, at which time only 530 miles out of a total of 2,362 had been com pleted. At the present time 225 miles remain to be built. To much of tho Ijind this company now holds it has no legal title, because of its non fulfillment of contract. And yet it has been suffered by the Land Office to take possession, and 4.000,000 acres of land aro withdrawn from settlement in the Columbia River valley, in order that the company may have them when it completes its track. It so happened that in 1878 one Guil ford Miller settled in good faith on a tract of land in Washington Territory, which happened to be within the lim its where the railway was entitled to elect lands. He filed his claim under the homestead law December 29, 1884. He has farmed his land and made cer tain improvements on it, which have materially increased its value. The railway company, seven years after he had settled, endeavored to oust Miller. He appealed to the Government, and his appeal ultimately found its way to the President. Mr. Cleveland in quired carefully into the modern ver sion of Naboth's vineyard, and de cided that the railroad was attempting, under color of law, " to take from a worthy citizen his hard-earned prop erty. He returns the documents to the Secretary of the Interior, with a letter in which he says: "I suggest that you exercise the power and au thority you have in the premises upon equitable considerations, with every presumption and intendment in favor of the settler, and in case you find the corporation is entitled to select any more of these lands than it has already acquired, that you direct it to select in lieu of the land upon which Mr. Miller has settled, other lands within the limits of this indemnity reservation, upon which neither he nor any other citizen has in good faith settled or made improvements. " Not only does Mr. Cleveland thus de cide this case, by a "suggestion" that is equivalent to a command, but he condemns in the strongest terms the former policy of the Interior Depart ment. It is perfectly plain, though the fact is not announced in so many words, that the policy of t the Govern ment is to be radically changed. The public lands are not to be henceforth the spoil of great corporations, but the heritage of the people. This has been the will of the people from the first, but that will has been thwarted by un wise legislation and flagrantly unjust official action. Let the people's land be for the people, says the President. That is sound doctrine, whoever says it, and the people have been looking for years for some man in authority who would practice what he preached. N. Y. Examiner. THEY CAN'T AGREE. The Ridiculous fosltloa of a Number of Republican Leaders. The attempt of the Republican man agers to reach an agreement upon issues for the campaign of 1888 only serves to emphasize the radical dif ferences in the party. John Sherman, Republican Senator from Ohio, bears witness to to "the honesty of purpose and the heroism with which the Con federates maintained their cause." "Bill" Chandler, who aspires to be a Republican Senator from New Hamp shire, denounces this as "a monstrous doctrine." Oliver Ames, Republican Governor of Massachusetts, outlines a platform for the party, which concludes thus: "It proposes that education shall be so extended, especially in the South, that illiteracy shall cease to be a menace to our institutions" in other words, that the National Government shall contribute millions to the support of schools in the South, as proposed by the Blair bill. But Joseph R. Hawley, Republican Senator from Connecti cut, says of -this project: The tendency of the day is to go to the Na tional Government for help in a hun dred things. It is asked, for example, that it shall take charge in a very great measure of education, shall dedicate millions of dollars a year to the educa tion of the children of the several States, necessarily following that, in a ' greater or less degree, the Government ! shall intermeddle with the whole busi ! ness. This temlencv towards a consolidation of the entire powers of Government is one of the strongest to-day and one of those most dan gerous to the republican experi- ment, as our fathers understood it." It is certainly calculated to puz zle the man who wants to be a good Republican when he finds one leader's (position as to the proper attitude of the party toward the ex-Confederates pronounced "monstrous" by another leader, and a third leader's plank as to the relation of the Geueral Government I to the States characterized as "most dangerous" by a fourth. X. Y. PosL ROSCOE CONKLING. Grant' Great Champion as an Advocate or High Principles. The distinguished New York stal wart, Roscoe Conkling, is exceedingly fond of asserting that there is no future for the party with which he was long identified unless it shall take a forward step in some direction and emphasize some principle. To one of the Grant birthday committee he wrote: "The survival of the fittest among political organizations now asking public con fidence mi;ht be ' realized by the re vival of the Republican party, provided it can discover the questions deserving of attention, take the right side of them, and then act up to its convic tions."' This is true enough, and there is need of such a revival in the Re publican party; but the same thing was true when Rostoe Conkling was one of the leaders of the Republican party. His advocacy of principle and of adher ence to conviction at this time would be more attractive if, when he was a conspicuous political chief himself, he had ever had a prin ciple or a conviction regarding any thing higher than the offices. Roscoe Conkling did not retire to private life because politics had become too cor rupt, degraded and unprincipled for him, but because he failed in an at tempt to dictate the patronage of the State of New York. He never had an idea above the offices. He was a blind partisan, a political chieftain who was in public life for the benefit of himself and his friends, and a man who, more than any other American who has ob tained prominence, looked upon his position and the power which it gave him from a purely selfish standpoint. The only great movement that he was ever identified with conspicuously was that for a third term for General Grant, and the motive in that case was a personal one. Roscoe Conkling has some good qualities, but he is not the man to eive anybody lessons on principle and devotion to conviction. The Republican party of to-day, a mere spoils-mongering and monopoly-fostering institution, is exactly what he and others like him made it. Chicago Her ald. DASHES HERE AND THERE. Senator Sherman says: "The work of the Republican party has just begun." Right 3-0 u are, John. It has to work for a living now, like other folks. San Francisco Alia. We have sometimes wondered where Senator Hoar found some of his antique political issues. It seems that he is an active member of the Amer ican Antiquarian Society. What is not effective statesmanship may be, after all, an intelligent study of an tiquity, but it is unfortunate to get them mixed. Boston Herald. Another mail from Cuba has ar rived with news confirming the story that bandits sought to capture John Sherman when he was in that island and hold him for a ransom. The. child-like innocence of these man stealers may be sized up when it is stated that they expected to get S30,- 000 for John. Chicago Herald. Roscoe Conkling1 s scepticism as to the ability and honesty of the Re publican party seems to be stronger than ever. There are lots of "ques tions deserving of attention," but the "ground out party" does not know enough to "take the right side of them and then act up to its convictions." Mr. Conkling is evidently convinced that the Republican party has come to a pass that debars it from receiving the confidence and support of American voters. Albany Argus. What a nasty story that was that Secretary Lamar stayed away from tho White House banquet to the Queen o the Sandwich Islands because of her dusky color. He stayed away because he was sorely sick, but every possible honor was paid to her Majesty, and even the President's wife went so far as to wear her wedding dress in honor of the occasion. Kalakaua himself could have asked no more. Cincinnati Enquirer. ANTIQUATED METHODS. A Slllr Republican Attempt to Catch the Colored Vote of Pennsylvania. There are still Rip "Van Winkles among the Republicans of this State who find it hard to realize tliat the t!mps an? so far changed: that the peo ple have so far advanced toward an ap preciation ot tne same state 01 an airs as to no lonirer take any stock, so to speak, in certain ancient methods of the rtpmacoorue which once worked so well for the accomplishment of partisan ends. It is hard for this class of individ uals to understand that the bloody hirt has lost its ensanguined hue and is no longer efficacious to incite to desperate conflict against the enemy; hat the Southern outrage mill lies in luins, and that many like expedients once used to fire partisan zeal and arouse sectional hatred are now clothed in the moldy vestments of clay. In view of this state of affairs a3 well as in view of the record which the United States Senate made for itself whei it refused to confirm a Democrat ic President's appointment of a colored man as recorder of the District of Co lumbia, the Civil-Rights bill introduced by Representative Schneider into the Pennsylvania Legislature comes with a bad grace. This plan to tickle the vanity and se cure the votes of his colored constitu ents which Representative Schneider has just discovered is such an ancient scheme that it is a pity some friend did not advise him to try something not quite so ancient or transparent. The world moves, and the colored peoplo of Pennsylvania are educated away be yond that sort of thing at present writ 1 ing. Harruburg (Pa.) Patriot. , BAHON NORDENSKJOLP. -Career of the Swedish Explorer Who Is Meditating an Antarctic Expedition. Whether he hopes to reach the South Pole or not. Baron Nordenskjold, the eminent Swedish explorer, is meditat ing an Antarctic expedition. His past achievements warrant the expectation thas his plans will be carried out. H expresses himself as confident that he will reach a point farther south than has yet been reached, providing thai he can get a supply of coal to insure his steamer in the melancholy waste of waters within the Antarctic circle. The Baron expects to be absent a year and a half on his expedition, during which he will pursue scientific observa tions. For this task he is well quali fied. His taste for scientific inquiry is natural, inherited from his ancestors, and has been the subject of incessant cultivation. Adolf Eric Nordenskjold was born at Helsingfors on November 18, 1832. His father was chief of the Finland Mining Department. Early in his life it was observed that the lad cared more for practical than theoretical learning. He was educated at Borgo and the University of Helsingfors. His attention to scientific pursuits was the marked feature of his university career, as it had been of his earlier life. He spent his vacations in excursions to the rich mineral localities of Fin land. At Helsingfors Nordenskjold was appointed director of the faculty of mathematics and phj-s-ics, an office from which he was removed in 1855. In 1858 he became Mineralogist at Stockholm. His first experience as explorer was in 1859, when he accompanied Torell on his expedition. Upon his return he was nominated director of Riks Museum. In 1861 he went to Spitzbergen with TorelL Three years later lie headed the expedition which successfully com pleted the measurement and mapped the southern part of Spitzbergen. The Nordenskjold expedition in 1868 com pleted observations which accurately fixed the position of that land, and at tained the latitude of 81 degrees and 42 minutes, which has only twice been exceeded. In 1870 the explorer made a scientific tour of Greenland. Expe ditions led by him in 1872 and 1875 were succeeded by the most important of his enterprises thus far. This was undertaken in 1878 for the purpose oi exploring the North Polar Sea from the mouth of the 1 enesei east to Behr- ing Strait. Nordenskjold left Gothen burg in July, 1878, and reached Yoka haraa in September, 1879. As results of this brilliant achievement he an nounced the opinions that communica tion by sea for commercial purposes is practicable between Europe and the Obi-Yenesei; also that the voyage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, in the Sibe rian Sea, can be done, but would be useless to commerce; and that further exploration is necessary to determine whether sea communication between the Pacific and the month of the Lena can be established. In April, 1880, Nordenskjold was created a Baron. He has been the recipient of distinguished honors from learned societies in his own and othex countries. Chicago Inter Ocean. SPITEFUL OPERATORS. IXow Employes of Telegraph Offices Handle "Rush" Messages. Never write "rush" across the face of a telegram. If you do you will re tard rather than accelerate its despatch. Employes of telegraph offices pay no more attention to a message with sueh an inscription on it than postoflice men do to letters marked on the en velope, "In haste," 'Very important; forward as soon as possible," "Deliver immediately," and with other phrases of like import. "I alwa3s smile, said a retired operator, "when 1 think of the way we boys used to treat 'rush messages in the Western Union office. Some blooming jay would come in and want a despatch shoved through in a hnrry. He would write 'Rush' across its face, thinking that would help it along. Now. the idea of such a thing. Just as if every thing wasn't rushed in a telegraph office that is, if left to itself. The boys look upon any thing like thaj almost as a personal affront What 1.1 the consequence? The receiving clerk takes the message, frowns a little when the rush' comes to view, receives the monej-, says 'all right, and the sender walks out complacently. Then the clerk picks up the despatch again, looks it over slowly, to-s with it, and smiles. Just here two or three other persons come in and he lays aside the 'rush to wait on them. Finally he takes up his. little pile of messages, puts the 'rush' at the bottom and hands the batch over to the record clerk. When the record clerk comes to the 'rush message he also smiles. As it is the last on his desk he plays with it for awhile, practices penman ship on it (does the Spencerian act, you know), takes his time in recording it in fact, does every thing but rush it. From the desk of the Tecord clerk the messagw. ire given to the operators by the file boy. He, too, has a great anti pathy for 'rush' messages. If all the operators are not at leisure he supplies those who are from the top of the pile and sticks the rest on a hook. If there is a 'rush' in the lot it always goes on the hook. The upshot of the whole matter is that this precious piece of paper, with its, immensely important communication which the sender wanted 'rushed, is about the last dispatch sent out." y. Y. Sun. When a man complained about a ootel with no means of getting out in cas3 of fire, Popkins said that ha didn't care for means to get out of a lintel. What h nonlAtl vu mM.Tia fat I itAjing there. FARM AND HOUSEHOLD, It is the carelessly-kept wire fence that stock injure themselves on. A few years of sheep pasturing will clean off the weeds from almost any land. It is claimed sorrel can be eradi cated from fields by the generous ap plication of unbleached wood ashes. Never feed cornmeal to a calf un der six months old, advises a dairy man who takes pride in raising nice calves. A lump of alum in the drinking: water will assist in . toning up the health of the flock; being cheap and . handy, it should be extensively used. It is best not only to broadcast and harrow in the manure for melons, but m also to use plenty of fertilizer in the hills. Raise the hills so that all the surplus water will flow oft Ham Gems. To one part of ham. fried or boiled, add two parts of bread, crumbs wet with milk, put the batter into gem pans and break over each one egg; sprinkle the top with cracker crumbs and bake brown. Boston Budget. We have no hesitation in advising every man who keeps a dozen head of stock to put in a silo and raise a patch of ensilage corn. American farmers mnst put into practice every available method that cheapens production. Ohio Farmer. A French analysis goes to prove that the lower part of sorghum stalks contains sufficient nitrates to make the stalks objectionable for fodder. Thi3 is obviated by cutting the stalks high, up when they are to be used for feed ing purposes. Golden Rule. To make corn-starch cake, take two cups of white sugar, one cup of butter, the whites of five eggs beaten to a " froth, one cup of sweet milk, three teaspoonfuls of baking powder, two cups of flour and one of corn starch; flavor to taste. Indianapolis Journal. Put pure olive oil into a clear glass bottle with strips of sheet lead and ex pose it to the sun for two or three weeks, then pour off the clear oil. and 'the result is a lubricant which will neither gum nor corrode. It is usetl for watches and fine machinery of all kinds. Every farmer who has a hen house, by purchasing a barrel of plaster can make two or three barrels of guano every winter by putting the sweeping of the hen house into a barrel once- a week and covering it with a sprinkle of plaster to fix the ammonia. This home made guano is excellent for squashes, cucumbers, corn, etc Cin cinnati Times. Home, Sweet Ilomp. Make borne a hire, where all beautiful feelings.. Cluster like bees, and their honey-dew bring; Make it a temple of holy revealings. And Love its brighter angel, with shadowing wings. Then shall it ever be when afar on life's billows Whenever your tempest-tossed children arc flung. They will long for the shade of the home weeping-willows And for the sweet soajs which their mother had song. Exchange. NEW YORK FASHIONS. KeUable Motes on an Old, Tet Always In-teresting-. Subject,. The beautiful gowns of dove-gray faille, surah or cashmere imported thi season, when not decorated with Rus sion passementeries of a deeper col6rv or garnished, with self-trimmings, are combined with silk of pale, pinkish mauve, olive green, a sunny shade oi pale, golden brown or white 6ilk, it cream or ivory tints. The new very deep fringes, some oi which are quite a yard in length, are draped across the entire fronts of hand some gowns, or are arranged as panels at each side. They are also used to decorate the fronts of the graceful via itesma.de in peplum style, the fringe reaching from the shoulder to the ex-m teme edge of the long points. The "Beatrice" driving coat is a new model in utility wraps designed by an English house in Paris, and highly popular in America. The coat is of ex quisitely fine cloth in invisible cheek or stripes, and is made in single ami double-breasted stj'les4 the seam- of the coat double-stitched and lapping on the outside. Large English pocket are placed on either side and o tlie left breast, and good-sized button of old silver and enamel are set down the front. One model made of dark blue cloth barred with Japanese red i ac companied with a red silk vesr, fast ened with dark blue buttons. The hood at the back i lined with the same- rich color. Challie fa solid colors, striped, dotted, flocal or foliated, seems to par take in tho general iniprovwuJent no ticeable in otber light woJ, veilings, canvas goods, and the like. Nusveil- , ing can now be had in sut-h, a variety of colors, qualities and combinations, that the infinity of even. French cap rice en find wherewithal to gratify its changing moods. Muslins' and lavns also follow the lead of their more olid rivals in the matter of ornamentation, and show every conceivable variety of loom and hand-wrooght embroidery, either in close or open designs, and. not unfrequently combining both itt one piece of goods. Shawl-shaped fichus for dressy wear, are of Canton or English crape, Lyons, crepaline, and silk of every ehade of , rose, blue, lilac, primrose and every tint and tone of white. Their garni ture is lace in such profusion that little of the foundation is visible when they are adjusted to the figure, .for fes toons of fairy webs seem to envelope m the wearer from neck to waist. Many of the piazza wraps are made of rich, lace flouncing cut into visite shape and. handsomely trimmed. Other mantles are in burnous form, lined with pale rose or jonquil-yellow satin. 2f. Y. Pottm