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\\ hloh W nm Perfect In Evff) Detail. For a crystal wedding celebrated ir. Xew York the invitations came on imita tion glass cards. The walls of the rooms were hung with French mirrors With beautifully carved frames of gilt and enwreathed in garlands of pink roses, the favorite flower of the hostess Every flower holder was of clear glass and the lights were In glass candlesticks, white candles being used to heighten the crys tal effect. But the glory of the party, says What to Eat. was the table and buffet in the dining room where cut glass was exclusively used. The brilliancy was dazzling; It was like millions of fairy rainbows. The souvenirs for the occasion were tiny glass slippers. A pretty feature was the passing of a cut glass loving cup filled with fruit punch, and toast by the friends present. The next day I asked the hostess to tell me the secret by which she keeps her fine collection of cut glass so clear and shin ing and has so few pieces broken nr.d she gave me the following rules; Always temper cut glass btfOTt serv ing anything very cold In It. If you wish to serve iee, first pour in a little cold wa ter. then more, put in a bit ol ice and then more ire until the bowl is chilled. Thisprevents breaking. Never wash cut glass in greasy water, or in very hot water. I'se the best soap, warm water, sr.d a stiff brush. Wash carefully and go over the crevices with a brush. Rinse in clear water of the same temperature and set to drain. Drain in box con taining boxwood sawdust. When dry go over with soft brush or cloth to re move the savrdtrsft. Put a folded towel in the bottom of the pan when yon wash or drain rut glass Do mot put shot In cut glass de canters. bottles or carafes as this scratches the glass. Cut potato parings in small bits and put them in with watt r. Reep linen towels for wiping glass aR the INV - --o ^ Miss Whittaker, a prominent * club woman of Savannah, Ga., tells how she w as entirely cured of ovarian troubles by the use of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. I)eak Mrs. Pikkham : — I heartily recommend Lydia K. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound as a Uterine Tonic and Regulator. I suffered for four years with irregularities and Uterine troubles. No one but those who have experienced this dreadful agony can form an}* idea of the physi cal and mental misery those endure who are thus afflicted. Your Vege table Compound cured me within three months. I was fully restored to health and strength, and now my periods are regular and painless. What a blessing it is to be able to obtain such a remedy when so many doctors fail to help you. Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound is better than any doctor or medicine I ever had. Very truly yours. Miss Easy Whittaker, 604 39th St, VV. Savannah, Ga.” — $5000 forfeit If original of above letter proving genulneneee cannot be produced. The testimonials which wo are constantly publishing from grateful women prove beyond a doubt the power of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound to conquer female diseases. ABSOLUTE SECURITY. Genuine Carter’s Little Liver Pills. Must Bear Signature of Sea Fao Simile Wrapper Below. ▼«T lull Md aa Mir to ttk« nfu. [CARTER'S FOR NEAOACHE' FOR DIZZINESS. FDR RIUOUSNESS. FOR TORPIO LIVER. FOR CONSTIPATION. FOR SALLOW SKIN. FOR THE COMPLEXION -umivjummm vxwn - - ■■■ CURE SICK HEADACHE. ’S, JEWELRY, DIAMONDS. „ SILVERWARE. (Uailard Oaodi. Loneil Prices, ■all Orders Filled. Catalofue FREE. P. O. UliBIiOCK, •U Locust Street. SL Louis, He, 2 PISO‘5 CURE FOR . n CURLS WMLHtALLTlbt B^st t outfit Syrup. Taste* CURIOUS FOOD COMPOUND. Old Done. Alum. Flint and Sulphuric Acid for Mainline Dread. Housekeepers have recently been so licited by some of the grocers and by peddlers to try another kind of baking powder—“cheaper and Just as good.” a: they say. This is another scheme ol some baking powder manufacturer tc get a new brand on the market by offer ing the grocer a large profit. House keepers are not usually much benefited by such changes. Alum baking pow ders are generally low priced, but they are well known to be detrimental to health. Large quantities of one of them were recently seized in New York, being found to be largely composed of sharp-pointed grains of ground flint and sulphuric acid! Most of the so-called phosphate pow ders are mixed with alum. The manu facturer of a phosphate powder has pat ented the process of making the princi pal ingredient of his powder from bones digested with sulphuric acid. Housekeepers do not want such mix tures In their food. They should never encourage peddlers nor admit testers or alleged experimenters in food within their doors, and when buying baking powder should get a brand well known to be made of cream of tartar, which is ft healthful product of the grape. (a 1II «l M t O It t**M rioMlitK Venn. Early in the 80s, when he lived in Harley street, Mr. Gladstone often walked from his house to Westminster by the way of Regent street and Pall MaJl, and It was on one of these oe c&sionns, in the yellow dusk of a win try afternoon, that 1 saw him for the first time. Even the few in the efowd whr> did not know him were arjested by tihe rare distinct ion of his appear airee, which suggested both power and benevolence. Apparently in the prime of life, though actually beyond it, and with a figure of supple strength and more than common height, his face pallid but luminous, he bore himself with that dignity and grace which no bles and princes do not always inherit and the leaders of men can not al ways acquire. There was In him "a combination and a form, indeed, to give the world assurance of a man." Other distinguished people might he mistaken for something less than they are—the late Lord Salisbury, for in stance, or Lord Rosebery—but it was impossible to see Mr. Gladstone, whether one knew him or not, with out recognizing in Itim a man both un usual and paramount. Those among the passers who did not know him gazed and wondered; the others whis pered his name, and many of them, after passing him once, turned in their path and doubled on It for the sake of passing him again. Soon after this it was my privilege to become acquainted with him per sonally, and a frequent correspondence between us ensued, leading to occa sional visits to Hawarden, which, 1 need not say, made red-letter days for me and were "looked forward to with lift less appreciation than the memory of them justified ^fhen they were over. His urbanity had an old-world qual ity of courtliness without the chill of ceremoniousness, and the visitor was quickly made to feel that he was an ob ject of friendly interest and considered rather than the recipient of honors and privileges, ready as he properly might be to see himself only on that footing. The IIIuIii'nI Court. In Colorado is a small town, which has the distinction of being away up above the Cripple Creek, as well as 13,200 feet above sea level. In the month of May, not many years since, they carried the mail to this town on snow shoes, a distance of 150 miles. So, you see, it is of some importance. It would be important, if for no oth er reason than that is boasts a jus tice of the peace, and he is as im portant as any other functionary of his class. However, he has a lot of sedid horse sense. A suit was to lie tried before him, and one of the parties stirred the community "from center to eiroum pass” by sending off and importing a lawyer. That ease dragged itself out to an unprecedented length and the popu lace had never dreamed that law was so full of objections and exceptions, motions, protests, expostulations and the like, its that lawyer proved it to be. lie w;ts to them another wonder of the world. Hut there was one thing he couldn’t prolong, and that was the prompt, crisp, decisive "judgment for the plaintiff,” that his honor snapped out as soon as the trial was fairly over, and almost before. "Well, sir," said the lawyer in tones of superiority, “we will have to take this case to a higher court.” "You can't do that, mister.” replied the magistrate. '‘Ami why not, pray?” “There ain’t no higher court, sir. This court is thirteen thousand two hundred feet above the level of the sea. sir—and I'll have you distinctly understand, sir. that it is the highest court in all this broad land, sir.”— Philadelphia Ledger. The Kaaier TiimK. It was morning, and as he glanced out of the window he was surprised. “Why, it rained last night,” he re marked. There was a flash of indignation fi> his wife's eyes as she turned on him "Rain!” she exclaimed. “Well, 1 guess it did rain. And I had to pul’ up the awning and put down the win dows.” “But you needn’t have done that,” he protested. “Why didn't you wake me?’ "I tried to,” she answered coldly, “and I found the other an easier job.’* .-St. Louis Globe-Democrat. LADES WHO SERVE THE QUEEN. IT is the privilege of a queen lo be ministered to by ladies in whose veins flows some of the nobiost blood among her subjects; and when, as in Queen Alexandra's case, she can call each aristocralic servitor a per sonal and devoted friend, bound to her as much by ties of affection as of loy alty, she is indeed to be envied. There is perhaps no greater lady in all the peerage than the duchess of Buccleuch, who is proud to be mistress of the robes to her majesty. The daughter, sister, wife and aunt of dukes, she has every qualification for her offlee which exalted rank can give her; and when we add to this that she Is tall, stately and handsome, a queeu of society and a woman of rare charm and many gifts, ami that she was in intimate friend of our 'ate QUmn* »» she is of Queen Alexandra, DUCHESS OP BUCCI.EUCH (M.stress of the Rubes to Her Majesty, Queen Alexandra ) it is clear that she has exceptional qualifications for her high office. The mistress of the robes is chief of all the queen's ladies and a brilliant and imposing figure at all state cere monials, while, in addition to the man ifold duties of her position, she en joys the doubtful privilege of giving a state dinner on the evening of the opening of parliament, and of being attired in black when in attendance at court. Next in importance to the mistress of the robes come the four ladies ol the bedchamber, who are rarely of less rank than that of countess. Unlike the mistress of the robes, whose ap pointment is political, these ladles ate appointed by the queen, and are usual ly either personal and dear friends or the wives or daughters of distin guished men who have established a claim to royal gratitude. The countess of Antrim, for in stance, was the daughter of the late (Jerald Grey, an old and dear friend of Queen Victoria, ami Lady Gosford is a daughter of the duchess of Man chester, one of the most iutimaie friends of the royal family. All four ladies of the bed chamber are women of great sorial gifts and charm, and are rather the queen's friends than her servants. The duties are both light and pleas ant, involving a residence at court rarely exceeding six weeks, which is made as agreeable to them as possi ble, whether amid the ceremonial of Windsor and Buckingham palace or in the peaceful environment of Balmoral. All their expenses, except those of dress, are borne by the queen. nr.d. as the ladles are usually chosen from i those who are not too liberally pro , vided for. the salary is a very com fortable addition to their private means. The two extra ladles of the bed* ■ chamber are usually peeresses whose I days of active service are practically , over, and whose reward is a sinecure ’ office with an acceptable salary at tached. The two extra ladles of Queen Alexandra are much older than itr majesty, and were among her eirikst friends and attendants when she ilrst I came to us a "radiant bride from l e | yond the seas." Of the four bedchamber women the most notable is Hon. Charlotte Knol lys, the daughter of Lord Knollys, who for many years has been an intimate and highly-trusted companion of the queen Unlike the other ladies, Miss Knollys is in constant atendanee on her majesty. act3 as her amanuensis and is indispensable in a hundred ways. Of the maids of honor there are four, all beautiful and pitted, and in every way charming. Two of them are the lovely twin daughters of the | late I»rd Vivian, to whom the queen is greatly attached. They are always, I when possible. In attendance together, | and by the queen's wish dress exacl j ly alike. A very gifted young lady ■ is Hon. Mary Dyke, daughter of Sir 1 William Hart Dyke, whose musical 1 skill and sunny gayety are highly val | ued by the queen; and Hon. Sly via | Edwardes, who was a favorite of Queen Victoria, is almost equally clever and charming. To the maids of honor falls the ’ agreeable duty of acting In turn a3 ihe ! queen's companions; they read, s.ng ! and play to her, and generally enter tain her. They freqently accompany her on drives and walks, share her hobbies, from fancy work to phoiog raphy, and, in short, fulfill their mis sion in life by being pretty, amtalne, helpful and amusing. The lot of the maids of honor is indeed an enviable one, for when they marry they receive the welcome dower of £1,000, they are entitled to the description of "honor able” for the rest of their lives, are . practically assured of a suite of rooms at Hampton court and a probable | place in the royal household for Unit husbands. Indeed, apart from the great honor, the profit and pleasure of being one ot the “queen's ladles,” they are always assured of the royal favor and every thing that it means In the way of un failing kindness and consideration THE ART OF SMOCKING. Mother Who Ha?* Mastered It \foil -Never Worry About Trimming* for < hi Id reu'« A'roeJL.*. “Smocking: is one of the prettiest dec orations possible for children’s frocks and aprons, and is equally appropriate for cotton suits and shirts for women, as it launders beautifully and lasts for ever.” "But It is 60 difficult to learn how to do it!” said the mother of a youthful family, who took great pleasure in m&k III I I I 1 PRINCIPLE OF SMOCK1NO. ing little garments. “I have puzzled over the directions given in art books for the English method and the American method, and they all seem to me hope lessly complicated.” “I felt that way myself at first,” said ' the friend who had suggested the smock ing of some n* w aprons. ”1 puzzled over the different directions in vain, and finally gave it up. One day, however, I sat down with a bit of cambric and some linen floss, and invented a method of my own, which was perfectly simple and worked satisfactorily. I will try to ex plain it to you. I first creased my mus lin in vertical lines about a third of an inch apart, then, beginning on the left, hand side. I caught two of the creased folds marked 1-1 in the diagram together at the edge with two or three over-and- j over stitches. Then, passing the needle under the second fold. I brought it out a third of an inch below, and repeated the same stitch with the folds marked j 2-2, bringing the needle out at the first j 2 and passing it down underneath to No. 3. and Joining it again with the same stitch to 3 on the first fold, then passing the needle under the 3 to No. 4. taking the stitch to the opposite 4. afterward going up Lu the same way to5-5,then 6-6, and so on. "The whole principle Is first to keep equal distances, which Is easy to do with the eye when the folds are creased even ly. and secondly, to preserve the elas ticity which renders smocking so pret ty and desirable, by always following the fold on the wrong side when taking an upward or a downward stitch. If, as sometimes happens, this Is imprac ticable, the stitch should be fastened at the point where It Is caught together and cut off I hope I have been able to make this plain to you. and that you will try smocking those little aprons with red cotton, or white, if you prefer, for when you have once learned how to do it, , you will find It is the quickest and pret tiest. way to ornament children's I clothes."—N. Y. Tribune. Oilil frl« ll<-nr<l In ('nlrn. In oriental countries the recklessness of drivers of vehicles and their disre gard for foot passengers is very marked; but In Cairo they have a series of curi ous cries with which they warn a foot man. They specify the particular part of his anatomy which is in danger, as thus: "Look out for thy left shin, O uncle.” “Boy, have a care for the little toe on thy right foot.” “O, blind beggar, look out for thy staff.” And the blind beggar, feeling his way with the staff In his right hand, at once obediently turns to the left. "O, Frankish woman, look out for thy left foot.” "O, burden bearer, thy load is in danger.” “O, water carrier, look out for the tail-end of thy pigskin water bottle.” True IW-aiity C ulture. Don’t think it enough to be a beauty; in order to approach perfection a wom an should try to improve herself mor ally and intellectually, as wrell at physically. \e!ichl»orly. “Good morning, Mrs. Smith; I came to make a neighborly call.” “Indeed! What do you want to bor row?”—Chicago American. THOUSANDS HAVE KIDNEY TROUBLE AND DON’T KNOW IT To Prove What Swamp-Root, the Great Kidney Remedy, Will do for YOU, Every Reader of Our Paper May Have a Sample Bottle Sent Tree by Mail. Weak end unhealthy kidney* are re»pon*ible for more itcknei* and (uttering than any othrr dlMaae. therefore, when through neglect or other causes, kidney trouble 1* permitted to continue, i fatal reaulta are lure to follow. Tour other organa may need attention but your kidney» moat, became they do moat and need at tention flrat. If you are airk or “ feel badly," begin taking Dr. Kilmer'a Swamp Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy, becauae aa aoon aa your kidney* begin to get better they will help all the other organs to health. A trial will convince any one. The mild and immediate effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp- Koot. the great kidney and bladder remedy, is goon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most distress ing cases. Swamp-Root will set your whole system right, and the best proof of this is a trial. 14 E*st noth St., Ntw Yoaa Citt. Dkar Siaa: Oct. 15th, 1903. ** 1 had hern suffering severely from kidney trouble. All symptoms were on hand . iny former strength and power had left me; I could baldly drag myself along. E\ en my menial capacity was giving cut. and often I wished 10 die. Il was then 1 saw an advertisement of yours in a New York paper, but would not have paid any attention to it. had it not promised a sworn guarantee with every bottle of your medicine asset ting that your Swamp-Root is purely vegetable, and does not contain any harmful diugs. I am seventy years and four months old. and with a good conscience 1 ran recommend Swamp-Root to all autferers from kidney troubles. Four members of my family bare been using Swamp-Root for four different kidney diseases, with the same gaod results." With many tlianka to you, I remain, Very truly yours, ROBERT BERNER. You may have a sample liottle of this famous kidney remedy, Swamp-Root, sent free hy mail, postpaid, by which you may test its virtues for such dis orders as kidney, bladder and uric acid diseases, poor digestion, when obliged to pass your water frequently night and day. smarting or irritation in passing, brick-dust or sediment in the urine, head ache, back ache, lame back, dizzi ness, sleeplessness, nervousness, lieart disturbance due to bad kidney trouble, skin eruptions from bad blood, neural gia. rheumatism, diabetes, bloating, ir ritability, wornout feeling, lack of am bition, loss of flesh, sallow complexion^ or Bright's disease. If your water, when allowed to r® main undisturbed in a glass or bottle for twenty-four hours, forms a sedi ! mcnt or settling, or has a cloudy ap pearance, it is evidence that your kid neys and bladder need immediate at tention. Swamp-Root is the great discovery of I)r. Kilmer, the eminent kidney ;tnd bladder specialist. Hospitals use it with wonderful success in both slight and severe cases. Doctors recommend it to their patients and use it in their own families, because they recognize in Swamp-Root the greatest and most successful remedy. Swamp-Root is pleasant to take ani is for sale the world over at druggists in bottles of two sizes and two prices —fifty-cent and one-dollar. Don’t make any mistake, but remember the nam^ Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root, and the address, Binghamton, N. Y., on every bottle. EDITORIAL NOTICE If you have the slightest symptoms of kidney or bladder trouble, or if there is a trace of it in your family history, send at once to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Binghamton. N. Y., who will gladly send you by mail, im mediately, without co>t to you, a sample bottle of Swamp-Root, and a book containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters re ceived from men and women cured by Swamp Root. In writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure to say that you read this generous offer in this paper. MkMit of (>|«lnoll. "So Hilkins is in the penitentiary, eh?” said the old bachelor who had Just returned from a trip abroad and had asked concerning the whereabouts of the party aforesaid. "How did it nappen?” "Oh, it’s the old, old story—a woman at the bottom of it,” replied the dis penser of information. "He stole a lot of money in order to be able to mar ry" "Well, I’m sorry for the poor follow," rejoined the O. R., “but they did wrong in sending him to the penitenti ary. They should have placed him in an asylum for feeble-minded persons ” —Chicago News. Why It l.nmlnl. The ark wan in a few mlleo of Ararat. “1 have released the doves'* ex plained Noah to his wife, "to see if that land belongs to Morgan or Rcjck feller. if it doesn’t, our journey is ended.” Luckily for posterity, monopolies had not been invented at this early date, or the ark would have been sail ing yet.—Cincinnati Commercial Trib une. Miss Payne is the day nurse; Miss Crone is the night nurse. The patient is recovering rapidly-, ad in a week or so Miss Death will bid good-by to Dr. Dye, Miss Payne and Miss Crone.— Philadelphia l.ed From lowest place, when virtuous things proceed, the place is dignified by the doer’s deed.—Shakespeare. The Sunken Hnek. "I positively decline to have that young Clippercut in my house again. Ills intlu enoe on my son is most dangerous.” “Why, my friend, he is tar from being a bad fellow. lie has his follies, 1 admit, but how unlike such really vicious mca os (Jrogster, CardHip and t’onyback!” “Sir, the only danger of a sunken rock is that it is not sunk deep enough.”—Krona Krnest Thompson Setou'e “Table aoA Woodmyth.” Cantinas Man. "Do you love my daughter?’’ “Well, no; not just yet You see, I’m* cautious man. and I'm just at the point where I feel that I could love her without any trouble. How much of a dowry doe* the get ?”—Chicago 1‘oat. Henris Like n Miracle. Friarspoint, Mis*., Nov. 30.—The But ler cane ati 11 continuea to he the talk of the town. Mr. U. L. Butler, the father of the little hoy, says:— "The doctor said my boy had disease of the spinal chord, and treated him iqr two month*, during which he got worse all the time. Finally, the doctor told me he did not know what was the trouble. The hoy would wake up during the night and say that he was dying, lie would he nervous and trembling and would want to run from the house, saying lie aatv.ugljr. things which frightened him. After we had tried everything else, I read an ad vertisement of Dodd’s Kidney 1’ills as m cure for Nervous Troubles. 1 puuha~e4 some and used them until he had taken al together eight boxes, when he was sound and well, with not a single symptom Of the old trouble. This was some month* ago. and I feel sure that he is permanently cured. We owe to Dodd's Kinney Fills all the credit for his restoration to good health.” Why lie Complained. Oritty George—Sleep well last nigM» pard ? Dusty Dennis—No; 1 had on a paper en dersh irt. “What of dat?” “It was a comic paper, an’ I was tickled/" —Chicago Daily News. I Fifty Years the Standard BAKING POWDER Improves the flavor and adds fa Ao healthfulness of Ao foods PRICK BAKINQ POWDER CO., CMICAOO.