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Being. , Success! a! Wife Beauty
Soon Falls Conversation
Grows Tiresome, ,
In.chosinsr a wife the average man
liaa no rule for selection.
After perhaps a year or two . ha will
.K&y to himself it not - to anyone else.
;thatvh would have" been happier, had
-"he chosen "a wife as he would, have
' chosen & man. friend, with whom he
rwas to be associated in close 'compan
ionship. ; The very pretty woman will appeal
to the e.ey -'She. is a pleasing: plc
Tture, but unless there is more to her
than beautiful hair, alluring: eyes, and
peach tike complexion, she will not
be able to hold her husband's aff ec
jtion as will the woman who is his
, pT'. In' every sense of the word.
Of course a man doeanot want to
fcave his wife become dowdy simply
becaturo "her" fortune Is" made" 'by se
'urm a husband. On the other hand
-& man will very soon tire of the wd
Hm&s who. apparently thinks more. of a
becoming' bow in " her hair than the
well browned side of his dinnerchop.
I The really successful 'wife is th one
s who can combine housewifely traits
with, a modicum , of feminine vanity,
.The latter, in sufficient quantity to
forbid her appearing- at the breakfast
liable in . a .loose untidy ' wrapper and
with & slovenly coiffure. ',
Then also the -reallv successful wife
knows when to be still as well as
i'when -to talk. As man perhaps will
be attracted by a brilliant conversa
tionalist whose talk will be as tire
'tome after marriage a it was pleas
Sing before, unless these conversational
tetunts- are' adapted to his varying
'moods. It is a wise woman , who
'knows when "to keep still, and in this
way ah- can- be more infinitely her
: husband's , chum than if she insists
(upon chattering1 when he wants to be
To revert to the first statement; the
; wife who is most esteemed is the one
'wlio conforms to her husband's moods.
The "real -chum, whether masculine
ir feminine, is the person who can
krenfonn to moods, grave or gay. One
'dees not have to be very smart to
rwin-out successfully in the matrimon
ii a.1 game. " Tact is the watchword.
This means " very largely that - hus
bands Thave. to be- -humored, and.
St hough it may come hard it is not
fcalf as bad as the rows and rumpuses
that ensue when ' a woman' is deter
srained to have her own - way at, all
-"hazards. . - - ----- -
; The, -two-.-.bear of matrimony bear
;&td forbear are the controlling, fac-'
ttor. It ia not very hard to. make a
traan think he had married the "real
ithlng, if a woman wisely concludes,
tat the very outset to let him think
h Is having his own . way, aveh if at
ithe same time she is having hens' right
: along.- -
' GIRL WHO is famous . -i
According to . the current Issue . of
iFucnl and : Fireside 'the extention' de
i Ipartment of the Iowa State College
bf Agriculture- has been sending out
Jfottlletins to the thousands - of girls in
tthitr State Girls Club, teaching them,
iemong , other things, how- to make
bread and iicrw to Judge bread. Then,
fas a close for the year's work, the
irls of the State came to the college
during . the winter short course and
Staked, .bread there to see . who could
snake the beet, loaf of bread, v- -
The article goes on. to say:
"A number of girls tried, and their
- bread was a credit to the instruction
iwhich they bad received. The winner,
tLois Edmonds, of Page County, Iowa,
la but twelve years Id. She .is a hap
5y, wholesome, sensible little. : country
rirl f that marked ability which is
'.mot unusual in the best country homes.
tiler bread scored ninety-three points
tout of " a possible hundred, which is
considered a very high record.
"Lola used the recipe which was sent
ut to the girls by. the Extention Department-
, She used flour manufac
tured in her home, county. The recipe
5s as follows: r
Two tablespoonfuls of, butter, one
Itablespoonful of sugar, two cupfuls of
scalded milk, one taWespoonful of salt
and half a cake of yeast (compressed).
Dissolve the yeast-cake in four table
tpoonfois of water that Is no warmer
Xhta fresh , milk; v Scald the , milk.,
rlace augar, salt and . butter in a
read-bow!. Add the milk when . it s
ho warmer than fresh milk." Add the
Biasolved yeast. . Begin, to add flour
gradually, and beat thoroughly as the
tour is added. Beat out . all . the
lumps," and . make the dough look
tmooth. Add our until dough can be
worked without sticking to hands or
board. - : - '
'Knead lightly and, with a quica
motion of the hands until the dough
Is elastic and you hear a snapping,
bracking sound. Place the bread in a
bowl, and cover with a towel. Keep
warm, never hot and never -cold. Iet
It rise until it has . doubled In size.
iThen knead again, and make into two
loaves. Set the loaves in a warm
elace and allow them to double in size,
the oven should be hot enough to
prown a piece of letter-paper in from
(ight to , ten minutes.. - A loaf this
ize should t bake about. fifty minutes,
nd the oven should be cooler during
" Uie last fifteen minutes."
. "L(Ois Is such a little girl that she
tia-l to get on her knees on the stool
n the cooking laboratory in order to
feach to knead her bread. At the' Page
bounty Industrial Exposition she had
the best cake. baked by a girl under
fourteen." ,, .
in an article on "The American Girl
put of Doors," In the August Woman's
r Home Companion, - J- .Nileon Laurvik
rrites as follows- about college girls
is athletes: -
"The variety and etrenuoue charac
ter of the games indulged in by the
lollege girl astonishes all who are un
acquainted -wlth prevailing conditions
fi institutions eucn-as vassar, ryn
lawr. Smithy Wellesley, or Holyoke,
lo mention only a few of the more
Representative woman's colleges. It
& sare 10 say inai mere us hui. a. same
played by men that has not its en
thusiastic .adherents In the girl's col
leges. At Smith and Bryn Mawr bas
ket ball is the event of chief impor
" lance, 'the teams sent out by the lat
ier Institution being quite renowned,
fc-MIe' at Vassar - tennis competes in
bterest with basket ball, and at Hol
poke, though not as pretentious as
rassar. has its sports and field day,
tnd at one time they boasted a rink-J
olo club that was tne reaiure 01 me
Winter life. Even baseball has Its
Votaries, and the Vaesar field day In
Spring would sdo credit to an athletic
' j'.ub meet with Its '6ne-hupdred yard
ash.- relay, races, running high Jump,
lunninr broad Jump-' standing, broad
.:rrr." f snce vault, basket ball throw,
fcasebair throw, and putting the eleht
scene in the areha of the grossy Cri
cle, screened hyvit : tall ; evergreen is
a gay and' animated, spectacle "not eoon
to be forgotten. v The pink' V on a
Vassar girl's, sweater, indicating that
she has broken a ' record, jis a hotly
contested honor that makes the ' pos
sessor the envied cynosure of all eyes.
: . "Welleeley has also its field day,
which occurs in the fall instead of in
the spring, and is participated in most
largely by : the sophomores. Juniors,
and freshmen, who thus have the spirit
of emulation aroused .? ai ' the : outset of
prtees tennis,golf, field hockey, low
the school year. . The program com-
hurdling, , relay racing, and .basket
ball, but rowing is the great Wellesley
specialty, and "Float Day, la the eve,nt
of the season, which comes to a pic
turesque clmax on one of those June
days celebrated by Iwell. The fine
feature of all the games played by the
students of this institution is" the em
phasis placed upon the recreation
pure enjoyment of it;, and the en
trants in the various events of their
famous 'Float v Pay'- are - Judged - by
skill and form rather than by speed.;
Sheer lawn and embroidered ' flounc
ing are combined- in this little - dress.'
The' waist Is -trknmed, with vaL lace
and Insertion and closes under a frill
of lace . in the back. A, blue ribbon
ash; la used.'" -- -" 'vV -st-USC3
The white i leghorft hat is trimmed
with tiny bunches of pink roses and
blue forget-me-nots with long , ties of
black velvet ribbon. , ' "-- "t.
In the August Woman's Home Com
panion appears a letter : about te ex
travagance of the graduating exercis
es of some of our -schools, togethes
with comments, on the. dress of young
girls. Following is an-extract:
"I live in a town in Califarnia of
about ten thousand inhabitants. There
are: many well-to-do people, . but few
wealthy ones.- As my home' is near the
high school, I have, an opportunity of
seeing many or tne stuaents" passing
on their way to and from their studies.
The thng that most impresses me , is
the way the girls dress. What re
their mothers thinking of. to let young
girls appear on - the streets in. gowns
that a self-respecting actress- would
not wear outside of the theater?
"One of the best dreeeed girls in the
high school is, the daughter of a woman
wno wasnes ciotnes for' a living. This
girl parades the streets decked out in
all the latest fashions, while her moth
er literally goes in rags. Think of it
and what it means! The girl is not to
blame, it is the mother, who has sac
rificed her every comfort and is act
ually wearing he? life out that her
daughter may go with a certain snob
bish set. The mother does not know
that she t is throwing her daughter , in
to every temptation, in spite of the
fact that- she is absolutely untrained
to resist temptation when it comes."
iClany housekeepers may be ' bewail
ing 'the nicks and cracks in- their
beautiful china, as I did mine,- until
a , suggestion from 'the wise Sing Toy
saved the remainder of my vanish
ing treasures. - .
One day when I - was stoutly resist
ing the appeal of an exquisite bit of
a cup on ; the ground that anything
so delicate V would crack easily when
hot tea or chocolate ' was . poued into
it. Sing explained the method of the
Chinese, ending with, - "Tooi muchee
quick, no good.' Since theii I have
followed his direction, which was:
Before using a delicate piece of china
the first time, put it into a pan of
cold water, and let it 'come, gradual
ly to a-boil. This tempers the china
and it resists the sudden . expansion
thereafter. I do not mean that a
cup should be boiled every time It is
used; only when -purchased, and grad
ually. Too muchee quick, no good."
Harper's Baaar. ,-
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The fall season is opening up. with
a large showing and charming showing
of charmeuse dresses.' Combines with
chiffon or fancy brocades, this ma
terial is used for evening gowns. Both
simple and .elaborate afternoon dress
es are fashioned ' from the various
qualities of charmeuse,. and I simple
street dresses are shown in profusion
made from the heavier qualities which
will give good service. . t ,
The petticoat styles for fall have
not materially changed, the gored cut
with fiat back and scant . flounce
trimming . being most in favor. Some
of the newest models have deep scal
lop finish s at - the bottom, nar
row pleats being used between the
scallops to give a straight line at the
edge.- Dry. Goods Economist.; -:,:
BAND CONCERT'. AT:v'; 's - v
All streets converging -at Lafayette
Park were crowded t last evening , on
the' occasion of the' band concert given
by ,the Coast Artillery Corps band.
The music was so satisfactory that
the band had to give an encore after
meU selection vJ.;--w-
bar ,pi:s;ix mem favor
Either 'Metal or Gems Slay Be Used
For This Hair Ornament Just
Now So Often Seen.
In the realm of brooches the bar pin
reigns ; supreme. The.' round, high
brooch of former times is superseded
by the long, . straight pin that forms a
bar of shining metal or gleaming gems,
Principal among these retgnlng fa
vorites are the bars formed of a row
of tiny pearls, or of brilliants set in
costly, platinum. ' Their Severe sim
plicity, gives to them distinctive dig
nity, which adds piquancy and style
to trie costume. -
More elaborate bar pins have rows
of t alternate diamonds and sapphires,
emeralds or rubies ; or pearls are com
bined with the colored stones.
A beautiful pin shown at one of the
elite Jewelry shops- baa a row of pearls
and amethysts in. alternate groups of
two and three amethysts between four
tiny pearls. . The gems,' all of the same
size, are inclosed by a narrow band
of platinurn, parallel the length of the
pin finished with square corners at
eithey end; - ' -
Some ornate pins: have, scrolls and
conventional;, .flower' forms m dia
raohds and one charming pin has di-4
minutive oowknots or pearis. v-
. The. bar pins are often accompanied
by three smaller, pins to match, mak
ing a set unequalled in usefulness by
any other pins or brooches. ! ' ,
These sets come : in - all the many
beautiful colored enamels, ' 'and now
that it is modish to have the jewels
correspond with the color of the cos
tume nothing can compare with these
fetching little pins. .
Some are in mosaic patterns- or lined
wun snimmenng rays,, -oxners are m
plain gold , colors and very exquisite
pin . sets are enameled ,and gem set
as well. New York Heralds.
In addition to myself and the post
card flend. I. discovered that our pas
senger list was -made, up of Dutch,
French, English, Germans, Spanish,
Swiss, Portuguese, Moorish, and Jap
anese. We can all speak our own
language with varying, degrees of - flu
ency, including the stewards, who are
Japanese. We communicate with the
stewards either, through the officers, or
by dumb show i am giad to report
that I am rapidly, developinga laten
gut zor . ine aymg art oi -panxoraime.
Hu nger and 1 thlrs t are good teachers.
On, the first, morning. T for example.
wishing to take my usual bath, I rang
the bell. ' It . was answered by my
cabin boy. - , ; , . , -, :.. (
"Bath?" I inquired. He smiled de
lightedly. ..; ' .; .: v
"May I , have a bath ?" I persisted. .
He nodded, disappeared and return
ed an Jnstant later with an orange.
"No," I said. "Bath." To assist, the
simply " statement I r waved my arm
about rather wildly,-.- the intefction be-
inar to imitate one - bathing. '
"Yah!", he cried, disappearing again
and came back with a blanket. - 1 i
' . "No." I - said. -., "I am not cold. Wait
a moment." -. , :
; 'Springing from -my bunk I sat down
on , the floor of the cabin and went
through the - motions of one ' sluicing
himself.' with water. I took great pains
over the matter,-and I really think Jt
was well- done.
"Yah. yah!" he cried, and rah off,
In less than two minutes he was back
with a live hen. London Sketch. '
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Nearly 70,000,000 Gallons Sold In the
.United States In 1911, Valuer :
at $$7,875,78' ' :, ;,;
Jn 1911 67,527,822 -gallons of min
eral , waters were sold in the United
States, valued at $7,876,373. Of "this
large amount 63,923,119 gallons, val
ued at 16,837,885, were-of domestic
production, and 3,604,703 -gallons,
valued at $1,037,485, were imported.
The average price of the domestic wa
ter at the springs was. 10.7 cents a
gallon and that of the imported wa
ter 'was 20.8 conts a gallon, to which
must be addedor the imported wa
ter, -freight, commissions, and import
duty. ' ; v
The domestic production1' in 1911
compared with that in 1910 showed
an increase of 1,892,994 gallons nd
$480,2998 in value.' - The product in
1911 was derived from 732 springs.
New York Sta-te led in the quantity
of water sold, with 10,245,261 gallons
bringing an average price of 9 cents
a gallon, or a total value of $939,003;
but Wisconsin, with an output of 5,
716,162 gallons, produced tthe great
est value, namely $955,988, or an av
erage of 17. cents a gallon. ,
r The highest average price received
in any State was in Indiana 60 cents
a gallon the produuetion being 1,
084,428 gallons. The high price was
due to the medicinal reputation of the
waters. Maine received an average
of 34 cents a gallon and produced 1, -254,783
gallons. The lowest average
prices received werer in Minnesota
and Oklahoma- 3 cents a gallon the
production of Minnesota , being 8,703,
319 gallons, second only to that of
New YOrk. : - -
: -The statistics of production of min
eral waters by States and a descrip
tion of the numerous springs are dis
cussed by George C. Matson of the
United States Geological. Survey in an
advance chapter Just issued on the
"Production of Mineral Waters" from
the volume, Mineral Resouruces -of the
United States for 1911 which also
includes a scientific paper on ' the
"Concentration of Mineral Water in
Relation to Therapeutic Activity," by
R. R. Dole. . : ; , r
A copy of the-report may be ob
tained free- on application to the Di
rector, of the Geological Survey,
Washington, D. c. . . . ,
The- buffalo robe, which a genera
tion ago was to be found in nearly
every farm house, is passing away to
recur on earth no more. The buffalo
robe was an institution. 'Oh a win
ter's day, when father hitched -up t6
the old sled to drive to town for the
weekly mail and. provisions,, he led
the big flatfboted team. of bays out of
the, barnyard-crunching through the
snow up to the kitchen door. Mother
came out with the letters to be mailed,-
the kerosene, can to be filled, the
buggy whip, , which was kept in the
shed kitchen and - the buffalo robe.
The boys 1 wrapped themselves to the
chin iti . the pliant hide' of the buffalo,-
and they were off to town, the
flying spray of snow lodging In the
woolly hair 1 of the. robe.
1 There wag woven laprobe also,
and it . had a-picture of a lion on it.
The v younger boy thought that this
robe was a lion skin, and he wonder
ed why the. buffalo robe didn't have
a picture of a buffalo on it, photo
graphed by the alchemy of nature.
v There was a time when Kansas fur
nished buffalo robes for the world
They vera flretjaiarKeted by the Kaw A
Indians, who tanned them without
the use of chemicals. When the
white man saw; the market growing,
he went into the buffalo robe business
wholesale. Men were hired to shoot
the animals by the thousands and the
hidea were tanned by a patent pro
cess. :J ; . . .,- ,.
"These robes did not last as long as
the ones the Indians tanned by- rub
bing with a smooth stick. It is said
the robes now in service were tanned
by the Indians many years before the
white man began to tan them. V
"I take my own wherever-1 find it'
Mollere is alleged to have said, . and
hundreds of . literary highwaymen
have quoted this precedent as excuse
for their thefts. If additional Justi
fication is needed, they find it in these
"When 'Omer smote his bloomin' lyre
E'd 'eard men sing by land and sea,
An' what 'e thoeght 'e might require
j'E went and took, the same as me."
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; Plagiarism to use a mild term for
outright stealing has been common
since men first . began to write. Not
long ago a well-to-do and eminently
respectable citizen of Virginia . was
convicted of having victimized a
number of magazines by selling, as.
his own short stories that had pre
viously been published in other pe
riodicals. . He did not even take the
trouble to change the names of the
characters in the tales he copied. One
of his feats was to sell to. a New
York magazine one of Se well Ford's
"Shorty McCabe" stories. Word for
word it was exactly like the. orignal
which had appeared in another pub
lication only a year or two before,
yet 1 the innocent New York editor
bought and published it. .
Although international copyright
laws now serve to protect authors in
their rights; many rauth6rs" still car
ry on a flourishing trade Jn transla
tions, which 'they dispose of as -original.
, Thomas Guthrie, the English
novelist whose ; works are published
under the pen name of F. Anstey, had
an experience of. this kind with his
Black Poodle:" - Mr. Guthrie who
was born - fifty-six years ago to-day,
Aug. S, 1856, at Kensington was vis'
iting Paris when he observed in a
book shop a little volume entitled "Le
Caniche Noir," which is French for
"Black Poodle." Upon examination
he found that the French author had
made a,-very good translation of his
own nttie .tale, and had foisted it .on
Jihe" French pblio as an original
work. . When he returned to London,
Mr. Guthrie wrote the "author" of
"Le Caniche Noir,", saying that he
highly appreciated the story and
would like to translate it into English
The "Frenchman replied that he was
his own translator and that the book
"exists in English already." Which
Mr. Guthrie, was compelled to admit
was the truth.
Most distinguished authors have
been accused of plagiarism. Mark
Twain was accused of having based
his- "Tom Sawyer,. Detective," on a
German novel bearing the title of
"The Vicar of Welby." Portions of
Meredith's "Lucile" follow closely the
"Lucretia" of George Sand. Gogol,
the great Russian novelist, first be
came known to the English reading
public although; Unwittingly through
a' novel entitled "Home Life in Rus
sia," and bearing the name of an
Englishman as its author. It was
not until years later, when the Eng
lishman had derived a large profit in
royalties, that it was discovered that
the book was in reality a translation
of Gogol's "Dead Souls." Thomas
Hardy once sued Pinero for plagiar
ism, and although he lost the suit, the
similarity between Hardy's novel,
"Under Qxstaar.o od Trea," and.
Announcing the
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Seventy-Fifth Anniversary
" v " of the - :
' A notable- event in the- world of art and commerce signalizing the comple
tion 0$ three-quarters of a century of the continuous' manufacturing of an instru- -ment
whose supremacy "is recpgnized on both hemispheres. ; l ;
.The artisanship engaged in its production is not the acquisition of one gen
era tion, but a peoUgree of skill ri in ;
themasters of this great industry but in the, family of employes,; many of whom
have been engaged in its manufacture for periods of twenty to fifty yearsgiving
every assurance of maintainin g those 'Knabe standards which , have established its
pre-eminence; as the ' :' n$':y)- V: ::' 'h : '-ry'- . ; ' : r-
To properly commem orate this auspicious occasion we are exhibiting a n
complete line (of the latest Knabe models. "A visit to out : warerooms will be greatly
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the Pinero play, "The Squire," is not
easrily dismissed as a mere coinci
dence. Possibly both got the idea
from some generally unknown origin
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Incidentally, some , of the examples
of plagiarism here given.- are stolen
from other articles on the subject!
Automobile Interest centers in the
Southwest today, when the Galveston
Cotton Carnival racing meet begins
on the beach of the Texaa seaport
city. Motoring fans confidently ex
pect that new world's straightaway
records will be made during the next
three days. The big event of. the meet
will be the 200-mlle free for all, which
offers caah prizes amounting to $2,500.
This is . the biggest . bunch of money
ever hung up for a single beach race
and : has atracted most of the speed
iest long-distance card now on this
Ida of the Atlantic. Such being the
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Fairfield Avenue
Sase, the world's records arfe Sure 1 to
e smashed into bita. The present
record of 200 miles le 154 minutes and
12 seconds and was made by Louis
Disbrow, driving the Hummer, at Pab
lo Beach, Fla. The previous mark, 182
minutes and 22 seconds, was made two
years ago at Galveston Beach by De
Hymel, now dead. Most of the en
trants In the 200-mile feature will also
try to beat the Intermediate records,
from twenty-five mllea up. The fifty
mile record was made at Jacksonville.
Fla., March 2. 1911, by Burman, time
35:52:31. Burman also made the 100
mlle record at4 Daytona, Fla., 1:12:45,
beating the previous mark by a fifth
of a, second. Disbrow holds the 150
mile and 200-mile records, both of
which were eet -up on the beach near
Jacksonville, Fla., In March of last
year. His time for 150 miles was
1:55:18, and for 200 miles it was 2:34:12.
The Galveston races this week will
be run over a short coursetwo and
a "naif miles making a run lap nve
miles. By this arrangement the cars
- i iy - f
will paes the grand - stand In an al
most constant procession, and t.1 ir
terest of the spectators will be kept
up to the boiling point, whereas at
the Ormond-Dayton course of twenty
miles the epecators often .. went- to
sleep. For timing, an electrical de
vice that registers to the hundredth
part of a aecond will be used. . Th
hippodrome brand of racing, which ha
disgusted the spectators at some other
beach meets, will be strictly debarred.
All cars and drivers have been en
tered on an equaity and there Will be
no favorites. At least, so the manage
ment promises. .
New Haven Houston Dandator. 18,
fell from an automobile truck in front
of an - oncoming automobile which
passed over him without touching h!;n.
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boarders , at the . boarSirg' ;
Luigl Boreo are ruerST fv"- tr -
stool poisoning, eiten f-r r

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