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Spring riat Trimming.
Leather strapping Is a popular trim ming for spring hats. The simplest of sailors have no other decoration than a band of leather and a buckle, while the more pretentious affairs are strap ped around the crowns, brims are caught up or down, wings and quills are held In place, and even bows are made secure, all with the aid of dainty straps of leather and brass buckles. The swie form of decoration may be seer W the newest spring suits. Cuffs collars and belt of bright colored leather make an elegant as well as simple trimming, and a very beautiful effect may be obtained by having the leather stamped with a conventional pattern in gold and using gold buttons. Child' Double-Breasted Coat. The double-breasted closing circular capes and box-plaited back are charac teristic features of this nobby little coat, which may be used for either boys or girls. It Is a style that is par ticularly becoming and one that will not go out In one season. The coat Is shaped by shoulder and underarm seams and one of the capes may be omitted If desired. The strapping down the front gives a pretty finish, and may be covered by braid like that on capes, If one chooses. These little military coats are among the newest designs and are deservedly popular. The coat Is particularly full and has a style about it that can not be had in the every-day modes. Red lady's cloth or corduroy with white or black stitch lngs and gun-metal buttonn 1 make an attractive design. Oilier de sirable selections which will find favor are velvet, melton, kersey cloth or peau de sole, if a heavy coat ls'not de sired. Don't allow grease to burn on the outside of your frying pan. Kettles may be thoroughly cleaned by boiling potato peelings In them, says the Chicago News. Never put a table linen that has fruit stains Into the hot soapsuds. It sets the stain. Don't throw or drain vegetables In the sink. It will necessitate your call ing the plumber, as pieces will get Into the pipes. To have a custard pie of an even, nice brown when baked, sprinkle a lit tle sugar over the top Just before put ting Into the oven. When cooking green vegetables a small particle of soda added to the boiling water Just before putting In the vegetables will keep them In fresh color. New Style for Trimming. One material laid on another by way of trimming Is a marked feature of the fashion of the day. Cloth bands of applique designs of cloth on velvet gowns, or the precise reverse, velvet cut out In points or patterns laid upon cloth, or silk used for edging cloth, or bands of cloth, looking a little out of place In themselves, but indubitably up to date, on silk skirts here Is a fancy of the moment which Is likely to maintain Its popularity. Such decora tion Is seen on the capes or collars or pelerines of the bodies, as well as in the shape of bands round or down the skirts. In the last mentioned situa tion, too, scallops of the material of the gown, bound round with the trim ming fabric, as, for Instance, cloth edged with silk, are adopted. Ribbon makes good strappings or bands, and can be bad In such variety that there is no difficulty In meeting tbe require ments In the way of color or relief of the dress material.' Bands of embroid ery are often applied to smarten a blue serge dress. Tempting Outlook for Spring. Ribbon embroidery Is much used as a trimming for the fancy separate waist Some dainty design often dec orates the front of tbe blouse or out lines the deep yoke. Shirred ribbon If formed In artistic designs and pret ty etTects, are obtained by having the ribbon the same color as the blouse, only a tint lighter or darker. Silk Telle, ttwlsi embroidered mull, ombre chiffon, lace and printed Brussels net, as well as the new soft taffeta with a messallne finish, are the materials most used for the blouses which are now being worn. A little later on the lingerie blouse will outrival all oth ers. It will be a mass of fine lace and hand embroidery, and for Its founda tion, the finest India lawn, organdie and batiste will be used. Very many of the blouses button up the back and are made with a deep yoke and cuffs. Tassels hang from every point . Gold and silver appear in laces for spring. . Braiding of all kinds Is used ex travagantly. Stockings positively must match the gown, says fashion.. The newest raincoats are very smartly made of men's sultlugs. Strawberries appear' on a few frocks and they are generally band-made. Russian embroidery is here for a long stay, possibly the entire summer. The -trimming on the full skirt is nearly always put on In runnlng-about lines. Hand-painted lace Is going to be worn by those who can afford perish able things. A new trimming is a braid which is made of. punched velvet with, satin ribbon run through the openlngs Earrings Worn Again. The wearing of earrings is a custom, that should be adopted with caution and the form of the earrings left very much to the individual taste of the wearer. They have never quite gono out of fashion, and they certainly have not quite come in. A tall woman can wear longer styles than a short one, and perhaps the Increased height of the English women will give an im petus to the wearing of longer ear rings. Americans have a great predilection for them. Parisians are fitful in their appreciation. At present it' is pearls and diamonds that are most worn, and some women are wearing odd ones, a white pearl in one ear and a pink one In the other, or a white and a black one. Pear-shaped pearls are well suit ed to earrings. Studs of colored stones, quite minute, are a favorite, style of fashionable earrings. Wood alcohol rubbed on a polished table stained or marred by a hot dish will restore the finish if followed by a polishing with linseed oil. The odor of wood alcohol Is not pleasing, but it Is cheaper than medicinal alcohol. As starch Is very apt to rot clothes they should be washed, rough dried without starch and pressed out smoothly when they are laid away for the winter. To remove panes of glass lay soft soap over the putty which holds them and after a few hours the putty, how ever hard, will become soft and easy to scrape away. The Spring Fashions. In the spring fashions it Is interest ing to see the two varying types of skirts which will be worn. There Is the trotteur skirt, one Inch from the Violet crepe de chine, with lac dyed to match. Bow and girdle of deeper violet velvet Hat of violet spangles, with purple tips. ground and shorter, which is the ack nowledged fashionable skirt for gen eral every day knock-about wear. And then there Is tbe soft, full, trailing skirt for dress occasions, with its In troduction of pialts and shirrs and gathers. With the short skirt It Is Imperative that the foot has an up-to-date appearance, and every girl who wears the walking skirt knows this and is actirg accordingly. Tbat'i why shoes are interesting her more than ever before. The new Oxford tie Is t ' r a mi"' i uiffr made without a tongue this rprlng. It is of kid or patent leather, with a sensible, prettily shaped Cuban heel, and ribbons are used instead of shoe lacings. Some of these ties have but four big eyelets two on either side of the shoe and the ribbon used is wide and ties in a big bow. Woman's Home Companion. Gown of Mixed Colors. , Gown of rough mixed stuff red. green and blue. The skirt Is trimmed on either side of the plain tabller with etltched tabs of white cloth. The bod ice is draped and crossed at the bot tom, forming all the girdle there is. The gulmpe Is of guipure, and over this Is a deep cape like shoulder col lar, opening widely in front and finished- around tbe neck with a band of the white cloth, forming straps In front. The sleeves, very full at the bottom, are drawn Into wristbands of the white cloth. Decorating Skirts. Skirts are no longer decorated with patches of trimming in the way of applications of lace or of passemen terie, or with streamers of any sort The correct style is to place all the decoration around the hem. Two Btltched folds of taffeta silk the exact shade of the gown sewed on half Bn inch apart make a pretty finish on even the thinnest fabrics. For heav ier cloths an unstitched band of velvet seven or eight inches wide headed by tucks of the cloth Is a new French Idea for the bottom of skirts. Stylet that Demand Taste. Some beautiful effects have been ar rived at with shot taffetas, decorated with floral patterns in silk and che nille. Such trimmings, however, are apt to look old fashioned unless they be very cleverly manipulated. Still they play a part In the fashions of to day and to-morrow and therefore have to be considered. 1 Chocolate Wafers. One cup brown sugar, one cup granulated sugar, one cup butter, one egg, one cup grated chocolate, one teaspoot)ful vanilla; sifted flour to make stiff. Roll thin. One may use two-thirds cup good cocoa and a pinch of soda Instead of chocolate, but don't use soda or baking powder with the chocolate. Royal bine peaa de sole revert and cuffs of emerald green panne velvet and white lace. Bine panne velvet hat, with green parrot ITS UGLINESS A PROTECTION. Blue Gnu One of the Queerest of Na ture's Works. An exceedingly interesting animal now on exhibition at the Zoological Park is the new blue gnu, says the Scientific American. It would be hard to imagine a more fantastic-looking animal. It suggests to one coming unexpectedly upon it, and seeing It for the first time, a sort of Impossible dream creature, a cross perhaps be tween a buffalo and a nightmare. To the buffalo belongs the neck and the horns, but the tall and the hindquar ters those of a horse. The legs are a deer's legs, but the head re sembles that of no other living animal. The specimen at the park came from South Africa, where the species ranges from Orange river north to Victoria Nyanza. There seems to be no doubt that the wild grotesqueness of the ap pearance of the gnu is a provision of nature to protect the animal. When frightened or disturbed these remark able antelopes go through a series of strange evolutions and extraordinary postures, In order to embrace as much as possible the oddity and hldeousness of their appearance and to frighten away intruders. FIRE ENGINE COST $9,000. Wealthy Men of York, Pa., Have Cost ly Equipment. Fire fighting is & fad among the wealthy business and professional men of York, Pa., and one of the in dependent companies there has Just had manufactured at tbe local plant of the American Locomotive works one of the finest steam fire engines ever constructed. It is a machine of the first class and built after the fa mous Amoskeag pattern. The ordinary cost of a steamer of this type is 95,000, but this luxuriously equipped and lavishly ornamented piece of ap paratus is so rich in costly embellish ments that a check for about $9,000 will be necessary to settle for it. Ex pense, however, was not a matter to be long considered by the company which ordered the machine. Three members of the company are said to have pledged $1,000 each toward de fraying the cost. It seems that the company is determined to have every thing about its quarters in keeping with the character of the new ma chine. A handsome and commodious new engine house Is now being erect ed, In which will be stalled three mag nificent, coal-black horsos, to be pur chased regardless of price, so long as they are perfectly matched and not marred by a single spot of white. Three black grooms will be engaged to care for these animals. Trj new engine ? now ready for shipment, which Is being delayed until the build ing in which it is to be boused is completed. Some Old-Time Bonnets. Miss Emily Dutilh of Philadelphia has collected bonnets worn by mem bers of her family from 1830 to 1895, when its absurdity caused the bonnet o be abandoned. Many of the elab orate bonnets of our grandmother's time seem far less antique than the prevailing style of 1895. Asleep Seventeen Years. Dr. Herbst, In the "Wiener Medlzlnl schen Presse," tells of a woman named Gerslne Meyer, who, falling asleep in 1886, remained in that state for seven teen years. During that period tho woman's eyes were closed, but Bhe was otherwise In possession of her faculties. She was nourished with pap, milk and eggs and Invariably made movements with her mouth when she wanted to drink. During the seventeen years she suffered from colds and an attack of Influenza. These aliments had no effect. on her sleep. When at last the woman awoke she had the feeling that she had only been asleep during the night Fishermen Get More Money. A Rockland, Me., lobster dealer, who ships extensively to the south and west, has kept a careful tabula tion of the prices In the past four years, and finds that the fishermen hare been receiving a steady Increase. In 1900 the smackmen, or middlemen, paid to the fisherman an average of 12.85 cents per lobs.-. In 1901 the price Jumped to 13.12 cents. The next year It was 15.83 cents, and last year It was 17.16 cents. The minimum price paid during that period was about 9 cents, and the maxlmnm price tu 25 cents. SURGERY ON A CHIMNEY. American Engineer Attained Fame for Unique Feat. Joseph H. Gerhard recently re ceived from Egypt a letter asking him what method he used in straight ening the immense chimney of the Nurragansett Brewing company last fall. Mr. Gerhard Is the Providence engineer who was called in to restore the leaning chimney to plumb. The Egyptian government building inspec tor wrote that a tower under con struction in Calrc was settling m much the same way and he wanted to know how to save it. The engineer explained that he had constructed huge steel levers, with concrete foundations, on one side of the chimney and had cut away a num ber of bricks, on the other side. Then he drove kerosene-soaked wooden wedges into the opening made by re moving the bricks and set them afire. While the wedges were burning the levers forced the chimney back to Its original upright position, and when it had reached absolute plumb tbe fire was extinguished and the cavity was filled with concrete. FINE FOUNTAIN AT CHATSWORTH Claimed to Be Without a Rival In the World. The most remarkable fountain in the world is that at Chatsworth, the most beautiful residence In England, as Blenheim is the most Imposing, the largest and most astonishing. It was named the Emperor Fountain In honor of a visit pajd by the czar of Russia to England about 1850. On the side of a hill behind the palace is a stone temple, from which at wllj can be turned on torrents of water which fall down in cascades upon the wide steps made to receive them, and thence Into canals. These water works are copies of those at Versailles. The fountain consists of a single Jot that leaps from the garden to a height of 2C7 foet. Doesn't that seem incredible? Tbe next highest fountain In the world was at Wllhelmshohe, In Hesse Cassel, with a Jet rising 190 feet The Ver sailles fountain Is only, ninety feet high, that at Peterhoff In Russia 120 feet, and that at St. Cloud 160 feet ' T TURBINE NOT A NEW IDEA. Wat Known to the Chaldees Some 2,700 Years Ago. The turbine, of which we hoar and expect so much in these days, Is by no means an Idea new in mechanics. Twenty-seven hundred years ago, In the little nation of the Chaldees, ad Joining Armenia, tho water turblea was known, and built, and used in milling. It was then called the "shell wheel." The wheel was used in a horizontal position, no effort being made to secure the greatest value of the water pressure. The wheol was connected to a vertical shaft which turned the stone and ground the grain into a coarse flour. Near the city of Van, believed to have been built 2,000 years B. C, there still remain canals in a good state of preservation. One of them, sixty miles long, is now used for Irrigation and power. At one time, centuries agone, there were forty mills on this canal, and to-day the remains of these ancient institutions may be Been. Flour mills, driven by these simple turbines, of the same type as was used there 2,700 years ago, are still in operation. The Dcutcher Mueller, Berlin, says: "These turbines were brought to the notice of the modern world and quite generally adopted In Europe from 1750 to 1830. These Chaldees are not to be confounded with the Chaldeans o Mesopotamia." Mayoral Privilege. A curious privilege attaches to the ofllce of mayor of Limerick. From time immemorial tho mayor has claimed the right to a quarter of a ton of coal out of every cargo import ed into the town. The coal merchants recently objected to paying this trib ute, and a test case was taken to the local quarter sessions. The magis trates decided In favor of the mayor. That official receives over 100 tons of coal from this source every year and distributes it among the poor of the town, although there is no legal rea son why he should not use It for bis own private purposes. Genius. Le Rire. Deer Killed by Locomotive. Three beautiful deer that have made their home near Walpole, Vt, strayed on tbe railroad track a few days ago and were suuck by a loco motive -Jd killed. A 8tudy In Find Rare Roman Relics, Excavations on the site of. an old Roman castle near Weissenburg, mid die Franconla, yielded valuable finds, Buch as tiles, buckles, rings and coins. The most Important object found, however, is a Jointed Roman meas ure, exactly a Roman foot long, made of bronze. It is said that only one other specimen exists, which was un earthed at Pompeii and is now in tbe Naples Museum. Korean Dress. Eleht years ago an attempt was made to Introduce European dress In Seoul, but the change could not be made because of conservative oppo sition, especially on the part of the women. At present the only Koreans who wear European farments are the soldiers and pollcemcri. Cotton Spinning In India. British India had In 1883 sixty-two cotton factories, with 1,654,000 spin dles and 15,000 looms. Now the num ber of factories Is 201, of spindles 6,164,000, of looms nearly 44,000: Tbe capital invested in these establish ments Is $60,000,000, and the number of persons employed In the industry la over 1,000,000. Largest Clock In the World. What Is claimed to be one of the largest clocks in the world has been placed In a new tower In Elizabeth, N. J. It Is thirty-eight feet In diameter, with eighteen-foot hands. The tower, is 330 feet high, was built expressly for the clock, which will bo illuminat ed at night. Tea M aklng Simplified. A demand tbe natives of ration of tea, seems to bo la springing up among Ceylon for a new prepa It Is soluble, and there a question whether its due to Its being more popularity is economical or Rolublo tea Is to the ease with which turned Into a beverage, mado with warm water as It can be Last, Yet First. Japan was the last nation to enter the circle of world powers, but her emperor's pedigree makes the pedi grees of other sovereigns look shabby. He Is the 122d In unbroken, direct des cent, the founder of his house being contemporary with Nebuchadnezzar, 666 B. C. Greek Alphabets. It Is a matter of history that the Greek alphabet as we know it to-day was introduced about 350 B. C. Pre vious to that time there were no lesa than six alphabets In uso In Oree-1, and no man could consider himself abreast of tho times unless be was master of the six. Hard Choice for Mother. When a sword and a pair 'of scis sors, according to Gregory of Tours, was sent to the qucun by the Kings Chlldoher and I.othalre, it was meant for bor to chooso the fute of her sons, wbother they should I .mi. to death, be deprived of their hulr or enter a convent. First German Woman Doctor. The first woman who got the degree of doctor of medicine In Germany was the wife of a pastor named Erxleben. She got it at the University of Halle, just 150 years ago. 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