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HOW LAST YEAR'S COSTUME MAY BE RENOVATED. JcdicJous Handling, Combined With the Use of a Little Fresh rate rial, Will Work Wonders With. Old Garments. The tailored snit seen on the left sf the two figures illustrated showp what can be done with a tight hob bled skirt of two years ago and a lit tle plain coat in dark navy serge. A BU!table material to combine with this would be a heavy whipcord bengaline, which forms the underskirt; a wide band of the bengaline (depth about 18 inches) is attached to an under lining of m es sal in e. The old skirt could be made to form a conic which falls to the knees tn front and at the sides. A separate straight panel sec tion hangs at the hack, to the full length of the skirt and is stitched flat to the tunic. The center seam in front is opened np and a taffeta braiding outlines the edge of the but ?? . ton-holes, with buttons on the oppo site sida The coat is cut away is front; an effect obtained by merely j rounding off the sides. The revere and square sailor collar are in ben galine, white a taifeta braid binding ts sewn round the coat to match the 6kirt The sleeves of a coat are gen erally a little worn, so that it may. be necessary to cut them off belowv the elbow and have turned-back cuffs of the bengaline. This will bring the costume up to date and give it quite a new and smart appearance. The second sketch shows what can be done to renovate a last season's blue satin frock with kimono sleeves and a plain skirt that is slightly gath ered round the hips where it may have become worn or Bhabby. For Renovated Blue Serge Coat and Skirt and Afternoon Frock. the skirt, therefore, the best piece of the original satin could be used, cutting off the hem and top of hips and interlining it, while any extra fullness may be taken out. The bod ice and upper part is veiled in tucked marquisite or chiffon of the same blue shade, while the collar, cuffs and center front are in blue satin trim med with buttons. This would make a charming little afternoon frock, and be both neat and dainty. The neck may be cut open or filled in with a lace or net collar and yoke. Infant Feeding Intervals. Some peopl-?, even those who ought to know better, think that whenever baby cries he must be hungry, but as a matter of fact he often cries be cause he cannot digest his last meal, and therefore to stuff him still further is the last thing anyone of sense would do. A baby should be fed with the ut most regularity if he is to be well. For the first three months food should be given every two hours dur ing the day, and about every four hours during the night. For the following six months he should be fed every three hours in the day time and twice or thrice dur ing the night, and after each meal in the day as well as in the night, let the baby lie quietly for at least half an hour so that nothing may binder the process of digestion. Separate Blouse. It would be a rash promise to pre dict one specific material for the sep arate blouse. One may choose from chiffon, crepe de Chine, satin, plaid, taffeta, and crepe of various sorts. The colors are lovely; and again these colored blouses are worn with the tailored coats and skirts. For the . every-day, practical blouse a striped crepe de Chine would be con sidered as useful as any other sug gestion, and two yards of double width will be a sufficient quantity for almost any design.-Harper's Bazar. To Cut Thin Silk By placing thin silk botween two pieces of tissue paper you will find that you can cut it as straight as if lt were heavy cloth; there will be no annoying packeriag.-Woman's Home Companion. Bible Was Put Into Rhyme. Versifications, not only of the Psalms but of the other books of the Bible, were numerous in ?he sixteenth century. One of the most prolific versifiers was Wiliain Hunnis, wno, ander .such fanciful titles as "Seven Sobs of a Sorrowful Soul for Sin," 'A Handful of Honeysuckles," "A Hiveful of Honey," etc., published a number of rhyming versionb of Gene sis and Job, which .are now worth their weight in gold to the biblio maniac. Prognostics. The Cinnamcn Scimitar's financial editor writes: "The dental profession ls looking down in the mouth. With *he scavenger, however, everything h? picking up. The steeplejack's busi ness, if he is not careful, will be fall ing off. In the automobile and rail road line everything is running down. The sausage and scrapple trade is on the pig. With the astronomer, how ever, things are looking up." Hair Mussed by Lightning. Edward Koaes prefers in the future to comb his own locks and wishes lightning would leave them alone When his house, in Sullivan county, was struck the electricity plowed small furrows about his skull, taking the hair off his head in every place it touched. His injuries, besides de 3troying his hair, it is said, were slight.-Philadelphia North American Ancients Knew of Elevators. That the ancient Romans knew how to works lifts is the latest discov ery reported from Rome in connection with the Palatine excavations. Pre Romulan remains have been found, in cluding 12 ancient lifts. One of the latter, which descends i 'o the earliest known city, is now being cleaned and pnt into worlring order for the Arcb oeological Congress. Enlightened Statesmanship. The story goes that Java was lost to the British crown through geographic al ignorance. When the British were negotiating with the Dutch early in the last century, a trembling secretary pointed out to Lord Liverpool that the Dutch claimed the island of Java. -Java, where is Java? Let 'em have ?t," roared his lordship. Squirrels' Instinctive GJft. Squirrels, it is said, know how to judge distances accurately, for they seldom jump twc distances alike, yet never fail to land safely when an inch ? too far or too short would mean dis aster. And dogs mn along beside horses' heels, judging accurately the safe distance, and are seldom, if ever, injured. Evidence. "Do yon really believe, doctor, that your old medicines really keep any body alive V asked the skeptic "Sure ly," returned thc- doctor. "My pre Bcriptions have kept three druggists and their families alive in this town for twenty years."-Harper's Weekly. Be Kind Today. Never, never wait for post-mortem praise. Speak the kind words which love prompts, and remember that words of loving kindness are the best possible tonic which can be given, even to the happiest of the mortals. Kate Tannatt WoodB. Willing to Do Anything. ? little girL now a famous artist, long ago was caught using her crayons on Sunday. As the forbidden joys were taken from her she sobbed out: "Mamma, do let me have them, 1*11 draw a church an'-a-a-graveyard if you will!" Here's Two. A famous philosopher was discuss ing truth. "There are three times," he said, "when a man is justified in tell ing a falsehood. They aro. first, to a woman; second, for a woman; and third-well, I forgot the third." Her Experience. Mrs. Bacon-"I understand ono eau learn different languages from the phonograph?" Mrs. Ebert - "Well, since our neighbor got his I know my husband has used language 1 never heard him use before." Either Sunshine or Fire. Put things in the sunshine or before a fire before wrapping them up. if possible, not only for airing, but also to freshen them and make them small I sweeter. ! _ i What Did He Mean? "Now look here, Maria," Bald Mr. Wombat, "If you don't stop playing bridge all the time I'll take a hand." Uncle Pennywlse Say?: Things political are moving so fast that some of the old wheelhorses are having hard work to keep from being run over. Very Much 80. "Have you any drop ceilings in your house?" "Yes, in the kitchen where the plaster fell down." What Would Newspapers Do? If it were not for our mistakes, life would be pretty monotrvnous. Judge. Poor Sticking. Sticking to a poor parp?se makes masy e poor stick. No matter what your walk in life, or what your station may be, you have an opportu nity to be the possessor of a bank account, and it only re maino for you to realize the importance of this one thing, to render you indedendent. OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres. ; W. W. Adams, Vice pres.; K. J. Miras, Cashier: J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, \V. W. Adams, J. Wm. Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, K. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott. 1Z6PS We desire to notify our farmer friends that we are ready to supply them with fertilizers in all of the popjlar brands and f?rmulas. We sell the cel ebrated brands Bradley, Baldwin and Etiwan These goods have been used by farmers of this county for many years and have given satisfaction. We also have contracted for a large supply o? ingredients for mixing fertilizers at home. Bear in mind that we can fill your orders for any kind of plant food, the dependable kind. Come in to see us. W. W. Adams & Co. Saves Expensive Trips IT WAS NECESSARY for the Attorney to have a personal talk with a client in a distant city. The journey would seriously interfere ! with several important engagements made for that day. He used the Long Distance Bell Telephone, had a satisfactory talk with his distant client and was able to keep all his engagements at home. The Long Distance Bell Telephone increases che efficiency of business men who adapt it to their needs. It can serve you with equal satisfaction and economy. By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone? SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY Advice to Alpine Climbers. In the earlier part of the nineteenth century many even of those who had bf-on up Alpine peaks themselves de nounced the B^ort Regarding the as cent o? Mount Blanc, Murray's Hand book in the year 1838 stated that "all who have succeeded have advised no one to attempt it," and nearly 20 years later noted the "remarkable fact that a large proportion of those who have made this ascent have been persons of unsound mind." New England Romance. From Boston comes the story of a touching phonograph romance. The manager of a store became infatuated with the voice of a young woman whose singing he heard reproduced frequently in the machines, wrote to her for her pictures, and the acquaint ance speedily ripened into marriage. The bride, by the way, was intending to study in Paris for grand opera, but bas decided to settle down in New England.-San Francisco Argonaut Prevention of Mildew. Nothing should be stored in a damp condition on account of mildew, which is a vegetable growth, being a kind of fungus, which quickly spreads, and is very difficult to remove. To remove it from flannel ether is best to use. For mildew on cotton material, damp the part, rub soap thickly on, cover with powdered French chalk and put in the sunshine, and keep re peating the process until the spots disappear. The Woman in the Case. i "Digby, you are worrying about some woman.*' "BiiDes, 1 am." "I knew it! She is constantly in your thoughts." "I can't get her out of my mind." "I wouldn't dream of asking j you to tell me her name." "7 have j no objections to letting you know her name. It is Mrs. Pruner, my lr.nd- ? lady. I owe her for six months' ? board." Garrison's Philosophy. The truth that we utter is impalp- : able, yet real; it cannot be thrust down by brute force, nor pierced with a dagger, nor bribed with gold. . . . The cause that we espouse is the cause of human liberty, formidable to \ tyrants, and dear to the oppressed. ! throughout the world.-William Lloyd ! Garrison. Slow Coach. A gentleman was one day, in the old coaching times, traveling by a coach which moved at a very slow pace. ? "Pray." said he to the guard, "what is the name of this coach?" "The Regulator," was the reply. "And a very appropriate name, too," said thc traveler, "for I see all the other coaches go by it" True Philanthropy. "R<2ally," began the collector, I can not understand why a man of your resources will refuse to pay his hon est debts." "Then I'll tell you." said the well-to-do citizen, confidentially, "if I paid up I'd throw you and sev eral others out of work, and I haven't the heart to do it"-Satire. Perfect Compliment We please ourselves that in you we meet one whose temper was long since tried in the fire, and made equal to all events; a man so truly in love with the greatest future that he can not be diverted to any less.-Ralph Waldo Emerson. fled While Decorating Grave. A painfully sad occurrence took place recently in the Belfast Cty cemetery, when an aged man named Charles Kildea, who was engaged in decorating a grave, suddenly became ill, fell to the ground, and expired in a few moments. Daily Thought If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direc tion of the world, they would take away the spring and youth, tho form er from the year, the latter from the human life.-Balzac. Change Comes Slowly. A love letter, a cure for toothache and a complaint of a bad boarding house, according to a contemporary, were found in excavated writings 4,000 years old. The same old world! Silence. A habit of silence in conversation ls pleasing and \vin3 applause when it ie known that the silent one could talk and talk to the purpose if he chose.-Leopardi. Just About The man who, for fear of being call ed a tightwad, deprives the children of their rights is about the most despic able specimen of humanity that one can mention off-hand. On Tour. The Actor-"What is poetry of mo tion?" The Poet-"The kind that's al ways going from editor to editor.** Woman's Home Companion. Inviolable. It's not so easy to ruin him with whom the pressure of Christ's band lingers In the palm.-John Inglesant. Daily Thought No thought which ever stirred a human breast should be aa tola.-gpfr (ft Browate?. " CURSING OF CHARLIE By LAURA HOOVER. Miss Stelter finished arranging the last of the display cards of buttons, and then gave a final pat to the large wads of hair plastered over each of her ears as she warily located the dis tant form of the floorwalker. "Mame!" she called across the isle. "Seen them airships?" "Sure!" responded the girl at the handkerchiefs. "Art he said ladt night he'd take me up in one, only he was afraid I'd yell. He knows a man who is cousin to a man who cleans an airship garage-an-" "Charlie took me down Michigan avenue yestidday," interrupted Miss Stelter, ruthlessly. "Charlie always wants me to be in on everything. Say.it was great! I nearly broke my neck "Those 'r* ten cents a card. No, we ain't got none bigger for ten cents. "Wouldn't some people frost you. always wanting more'n their money's worth! Well, we looked at 'them things floating around in the sky till I was dizzy. Then I grabbed Charlie by the arm. 'Don't you never,' I said to him, 'don't you never go up in one of them machines as long as you know me. Charlie Johnson! You've got to promise'! " "What'd Le say?" inquired the girl at the handkerchief counter. "I ought-a-known better," pursued Miss Stelter. "I oughfr-a remembered Charlie's high-strung nature, and how it always makes him stubborn to cross him. But I was that foolish! It made my head ache to think of his . being a thousand miles up in the air and me down below wondering if two baskets'd be enough to gather up the pieces in. Anyhow, I'm nervous. "Dress goods, three aisles to the left. No, madam, we don't carry that style button. I tell you that we don't, so what's the use of looking for it here? "I'd like to give these people a piece of ray mind who think because this is the basement they can impose on us! So I said, 'Charlie Johnson, you can just promise me this min ute. You know how stern Charlie can look when he wants to-I suppose it comes from ordering people to step forward in the car-and he just turn ed his full expression on me. And then he said he wouldn't!" "My!" paid the girl at the handker chiefs. "Is he that stubborn?" "Uhhuh," said Miss Stelter, proudly. "That mau is a regular stone wall. He said a man that was a man court ed danger instead of running from it. and it was a duty he owed "Six cents a dozen. These are eight. "Ile looked grand, too, as he said is. Five aisles down. I wish peo ple would go 'long about their busi ness and stop interrupting! He said he wouldn't humor me in such fool ishness. '"But aren't you afraid?* I ast him. He just laughed at mo in a scornful sort of way. 'Afraid!' he said. 'Me afraid! Well. I guess not! Going up in airships Is the best thing I do! Why, I'm perfectly at home in the air! Of course,' he says, 'I've never been up in one of these here machines, but being on top of the Masonic temple shows a fellow what he can stand. These people who talk about danger, huh!' I felt proud of Charlie wheu he talked like that!" "Of course you did," agreed the girl at the handkerchiefs. "I know when Art says-" "But I wasn't, going to give in," went on Miss Steiter. "It's a bad habit to get into. 'But it's dangerous,' I told him. "Charlie just hooted. 'Dangerous!' he said. 'About as much danger as. you could put in your eye! The ma chines are perf?ctly harmless, and you can manage \ J with a single twist pf the wrist, because I've read about 'em. I expect Ttl buy one when they come down cheaper. Why, there won't be any accident when every body travels by airship. They're great!' "We were standing looking up with ous necks 'most, broke an' ?ne hanging on to Charlie's arm, coaxing him. I was bound to get my way, though I was proud to hoar him talk. "Right in the middle of a sentence . Charlie give a yell that you could have heard a mile off, and waved his arms like a thrashing machine. 'Run!' he shrieked, 'run for your life! The thing'll get us all,' and he streaked it. "You see, somebody in an upper story of a hotel had dropped an open newspaper from the window, and Charlie's eye had caught a glimpse of the thing floating down on top of our hoads-lt was getting hind of duslr-1 and I guess he thought an airsblpi had got loose and dropp d. "?!!;'.' "S*\v. you ought to have heard the people laugh! I was awful ashamed* but the newspaper drop? - right on, my hat and covered me up. . "Charlie came around last night, and I toll him what 1 thought of him, put ting a lady in such a position. But ne promised ho'd never go up in one of *be things, anyhow!" '.* .. Well, I should think you'd be re lieved," said the girl at the handker chiefs. "Men are the limit!" Niagara Falls Stories. James Russell Lowell's remark that Miagara Falls had nothing else to do may remind us of the delightful Irish man who, called upon to be impressed by his first, view of "all that water coming down such a height," replied, "Why wouldn't it?" But the best of recent Niagara stories is told in the last Argonaut It is of the housewife' who saw the falls for the first time. "Oh!" 6he cried.'"that reminds me-I ' left the kitchen tap running."