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EHE SEA COAST ECHO.
CHAS. G. MOREAU,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
S FOR MILKIN' \
On many farms the arrangements for
milking are very inadequate. Milking
In uncovered barn yards in all kinds of
.weather is an unattractive and un
comfortable job for the women who
usually do this work, and besides, milk
cows left out in the rain and cold give
less milk. A little thought and small
expense will provide comfortable
sheds or stalls and make the work
of milking much easier and more
.
DAIRY NOTES.
A good dog is a nice thing to have
Du ft farm but its duty should never
be to run cows.
A few years Ggo the idea of making
Jmby beef from hand fed calves was
thought absurd. But the practice has
now become an established custom.
The Holstein calves are fed, and
turned off as baby beef at sixteen and
twenty months, and will gain on an
average of one and three-quarter
pounds per < ay. beginning from birth.
Those who have never screwed up
courage to buy a cream separator
should do so. for they are a neces
sity almost on a dairy farm of any
size.
Going to buy an* cows? If you are,
don't nin out and pick up the first one
you come to. Take a little time. Find
the very” best cow you can, whether
the /wner offers her for sale or not;
pay for her. and don’t go home feel
ing that you have been cheated out
of your eyeteeth. You haven’t. You
have do; e a first rate tbiim. and can
afford pat yourself on the back for
doing it.
, Are you aiming to give the cows as
many .June conditions as po>sible ibis
winter? Good ventilation? Constant
fresh atf-? Eighty per cent, of Ilia
blood, eighty-seven per cent, of the
milk and about fifty per cant, of the
whole animal is water, ;.iul by its
agency the food is carried F rough tb
system. .
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AN IDEAL STALL.
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- When one is financially able to hav
the stalls which combine all the con
veniences they are very desirable, but
the average farmer must put up with
much less. The ideal stall lias a space
between feed rack and gutter of eight
feet and is five feet wide. A feed rack
is arranged so that the animal may
get at the hay or roughage easily yet
not waste a great dial of it. At one
end of the feed rack is a feed box sub
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Bcicntly large so that the cow can gel
her mouth to it without striking lien
horns. The sides of this stall consist!
of a fence with three wide hoards and
runs up four of five feet high, accord
ing to the ideas of the owner. At the
rear there is stapled to the floor a piece
nf ”x 4 material to keep the bedding
In place and the animal front step
ping hack into the gutter. The idea
nf the fencelike sides is to insure ven
tilation and if any two animals are
inclined to quarrel they can be sepa
rated by having an empty stall be
tween or by building up higher the
dividing fence. The illustration shows
Ihe idea perfectly.—lndianapolis Nows.
TREATING ROTATION CROPS.
It is granted by every intelligent
farmer that rotation of crops is neces
sary in order to preserve properly
soil fertility. There may he a differ
ence of opinion as to. the crops which
should follow each other, but this is
largely due to what individuals find
works best in their own particular
cases. It is an accepted fact that any
roil that will produce good grain crops
will produce good grass crops, so that
corn and grasses are two of the
natural rotative crops, although they
are not always correctly treated.
What is meant is this: Timothy is
frequently sown in clover, the idea
being that the clover will fertilize the
t-01l and largely die out the first Win
ter, leaving the soil free for the tim
othy. This ir. good argument, of
course, and the plan works nicely
when the timothy is cut the following
season, but too often it is permitted to
make a second crop, and this uses up
’he nitrogen taken into the soil by
'he clover so that none of it is left for
•he benefit of the grain crop which 1?
:q follow in the rotation.
1 To a certain txtent the mistake is
uade with, the grain crop in the same
y. iiiU first crop being so large the
>"Tfr is tunpted to try a tecoud sow
tig of the same crop on the soil and
;hus breaks the chain in uis system of
notation and fails on the second grain
Top or on .lie next crop in the rota
don which follows the grain crop. The
future ftrtility of the soil depends, in
i larger degree than we think, on the
rotation of crops, hut this rotation,
whatever it may be. must be carefully
Hid religiously carried on year after
rear to produce results.—lndianapolis
News.
I
His Ho nr of Triumph,
*T’d like that tooth, please.” said the
•mall boy, after the dentist had ex-
Iracted the small torment.
• “Certainly, my little man; but why
So you want it? ’ queried the dentist
banding it over.
( “Well, sir.’’ responded the gratified
ooy, “I’m going to take it home, and
I’m going to stuff it full of sugar. Then
I’m going to put it on a plate, and”
with a trumphanv grin) “watch it
iche.”—New York World.
Twelve million six hundred thousand
s the estimate of the number of the
anions Rocky Ford cantaloupes
shipped from the Rocky Ford district
H Colorado, last seuspn, - - - - -
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.. A GOING TO RED GAME.
Quite often in the evening when ’tls
time to go to bed,
Wo play wo take a journey to the
polar seas instead.
The hallways are the fields of snow
o’er which we slowly creep,
The stairs a rugged mountain, very
dangerous and steep.
Our torchlight Is the* candle, and the
balusters the rope
By which to reach the summit soon
we confidently hope;
And when we’re in our room at last
a snow hut is the bed.
Where we crawl in like Eskimos as
soon as prayers are said;
And dream that in the morning when
wo look outside the door,
We’ll see the north pole standing
where no man has been before;
That when we’re dressed we’ll carve
our names upon the pole with
care.
Although tvo fear nobody else will
fiver see them there.
—Youth’s Companion.
ROYAL ROWS OVER CHESS
If, as is reported in the papers.
King Edward is developing an en
thusiasm for chess, ho is only foil aw
ing the steps of many of his pre
decessors on (ho throne, including his
namesake, (he first Flward, who was
almost, as keen a fighter with castes
and pawns as with his knights and
squiros at his hack on the Scottish
border.
His wife, too, was little less skillful
at the game than her lord: Indeed
on one occasion, when she gave him
one of his rare beatings, he reward
ed her with a present of a chess
board and men made of jasper and
crystal. On one occassion his devo
tfofi to 'ho game marly cos’ him
his life, for be had only just, risen
from the board a bon the oon re Ml one
of the ceiling fell on the very spot
wherfi he had boon sitting.
Whether or not players were more
irascible in those days than now, it
is a curious fact that chess was of
f n more stimulating to the royal
‘fimpers than is golf in these latter
days, and many n game peacefully
begun ended in broken heads. When
Vrince Henry—afterwards Henry I—
>nce paid a visit to the court of
France, a chronicler tells us. “he
won so much at chess of Louis, the
King’s elders mine, as ho, growing
into choller. called him (a naughty
name) and threw the chess in his
face. Henry takes up the chess
hoard and struck Louis with that
force as drew blood, and had killed
him had not his brother Robert ronic
in the meantime and interposed him
self. whereupon they suddenly took
horse and pot away.”
King John in his younger days had
a similar experience, for a game of
chess in which his opponent was one
Fqlk Warino ended in a royal row,
during which Fulk gave (ho prince
“so grievous a blow as almost to
slay him on the spot.” John never
forgot the blow or forgave his irasc
ible opponent, and punished him
when later he came to the llirom* by
withholding h!s heritage—Whitting-
Castle —front hitu.
William the Conqueror more than
once lost his temper over the game,
and on at least one occasion with
serious consequences. He was play
ing with the son of the King of
France when a dispute led to hot
words and culminated ia William
bringing down the board so heavily
on his opponent’s heal as to make
him unconscious. Within an hour
William’s horse put a score of miles
between his rider and the French
court.
Philip II of Spain could pldv chess
amiably though as long as he won —
like so many of us—but woo to the
indiscreet player who checkmated his
majesty; banishment from court was
the least penalty he might expect.
One of the most powerful grandees of
Spain, after playing with the king,
returned home and thus greeted his
family: “My children, we have nothing
more to do at court. There we must
henceforth expect no favor; the King
is offended becaunp 1 have won every
game of chess.”
Napoleon the Croat was an equally
selfish and intolerant player. Once
when he was playing with Eugene
Deauharnaia and suddenly found him
self face to face with a checkmate,
in a fit of passion he swept the board,
pieces and all. off the table, slapped
ins opponent in the face and walked
out. of the room.
In one case at least chess estranged
a husband and wife and cost the hus
band dearly. Ferrand, Count of Flan
ders, wa? in the habit of playing with
his countess, and was ungallant
enough to win almost every game.
This constant and almost inevitable
defeat so disturbed the lady that in
time sfio conceived a positive hatred
of hw victor —to such an extent that
wher he was taken prisoner at the
battle of Bouvlnes she refused point
blank to take any steps to procure Ms
release.
Lcuis XIII of France was so in
fatuated with the game that wherever
ho went he was accompanied by his
choos besrd and men, and invariably
played it in his coach when he took
Ms drive* abroad. Charles I found it
so fascinating that he almost literally
played It to the foot of the scaffold,
and when once his game was inter
rupted by news that the Scots had
decked to sell h!m to the Parliament
La proceeded with his move as ud.
ruffled as if, instead of hearing his
doom, he had received a summons to
dinner. And when John Frederick,
elector of Saxony, heard over the
chess hoard the news that he had
been condemned to death, he compl t
ed his move again in the game before
the messenger had time to withdraw.
—Boston Herald.
LIGHT THE CANDLE.
This is the most exciting game, and
one which can be played for a
or not, as the hostess chooses. Line
the players in two rows in the mid
dle of the room, the two rows fac
ing each other. Have either a strip
of old carpet or some newspapers on
the floor to prevent grease spots.
Give each player a candle and bid
them all kneel down. Go along and
light the candles of the players on
one side, leaving the candles of the
other players just as they came from
the stord. Every one must then take
his candle in his right hand. With his
left hand he grasps his own left foot,
and by it raises ids left knee well
off the floor. In this position lie must
keep steady enough—so that the
player with (he lighted candle can
ignite the wick of the candle belong
ing to the opposite player, without
either having rested Ids left knee on
the floor. Whichever pair can first,
rise with two lighted candles receive
the prize of tiny candlesticks for use
in sealing letters. —Philadelphia Rec
ord.
GOSSIP.
Two or three games of gossip are
always amusing. The players sit in
a circle-. The beginner whispers a
sentence in the oar of the person
next to him, taking care not to
speak too plainly. The second player
whispers what he heard (o the thi-d
and so on to the last. The end play
er says aloud what lie thinks he
heard. Then the first player lolls
what if really was. The comparison
is often most indicrons.
Shooting Baboons.
A traveler writing from South Af
rica describes a baboon hunt as fol
lows: “Very slowly we spread out
round about th? base of the kopie
and began a crawling assent through
the thick scrub. Kaffirs and farmers
together, we formed something of a
loose circle round the kopje. Day
light found tis drawing near the high
er spurs of the kopje and the Kaffir
were busy heating. Then the sport
I egan and pretty uncanny it was. A
good many baboons broke through
our circle, for we only mustered seven
guns, but as we neared the top of
the kopje I could tel! by the noises
all about me that some execution
was being done. My first kill gave
mo a most uncomfortable thrill. It
was horribly like picking off a man.
The baboons were great big, human
looking brutes, quite capable of pick
ing up a l imb- in their hands and
running off with it. Asa fact they
generally' content themselves with
ripping the beast oj en to get at the
curdled milk inside. But their cries
were the most horribly human thing
about them and the gestures of th 5r
waving arms. When we all met a
careful count was made. Thirty ba
boons had been bagged. Seven had
fallen to my gun.—Chicago News.
Australian Experiments.
“Beyond Europe,” ays Charles E.
Rnss?ll in the Foreword, in Every
body’s, to his new series, “Sol hors of
the Common Grot. " “the rid struggle
has brought forth in Australia anew
form of government, a constitution ol
advanced philosophy, a system by
which aggrandizement is curbed, the
weak are protected aga nst tlie strong,
and, while no private enterprise is re
s’rained, there can be no huge com
binations to prey upon the public and
absorb the vitality of capital. Start
ing later than the rest of us, profiting
by so much human experience, and
being worked out by what wo are
cle-tsc 1 to call the ablest thinkers and
foremost minds, this constitution lias
b en declared to 1 e the most nearly
perfect that ever his been devised,
ih - rip - fruit of modern thought ami
observation. Under it a hod-carrier
has become a chief magistrate, and
the people have seemed to secure the
largest measure of self-government. I
am to tell how it has worked in prac
tice. and how it has succeeded as a
piece of government machinery, and
low it has failed to - olve the problem
of the happiness and security of man
kind.”
Where the Bird Felt Safe.
A city gentleman was recently in
vited down to the country for “a day
with the birds.” Whatever his pow
ers in finance, his shooting was not
remarkable for its accuracy, to the
great disgust of the man in attend
ance, whose tip was generrally regu
lated by the size of the bag. “Dear
me!” at last exclaimed the sportsman,
“but the birds seem exceptionally
strong on the wing this year.
“Not all of ’em, sir,” came the ro
mark. “You’ve shot at the same
bird about a dozen times. ’E’s a-fol
lerin’ you about, sir.”
“Following me about? Nonsense!
Why •should a bird do that?
“Well, sir,’ - came the reply, “I dun
no, I’m sure, unless ’e’s ’anging
’round you for safety. The Tattler
In Austria field labor is still large
ly done by the women, who also
thrash the grain with flails.
Football~of~the Association pattern
is the fashion. in Austria-Hungary.
TURKEYS ON THE FARM.
No one Is In as good a position to
taise fine turkeys as the farmer. It is
almost impossible to rear them suc
cessfully without free range, and that
is where the farmer has the advant
age.
If ihe hens are fed too sparingly
they will not lay early enough in the
spring, while if too fat the eggs are
apt to be infertile or have weak germs
When they begin to lay, which they
will do in the poultry house it proper
ly tamed, the first 15 or 20 eggs maj
he confiscated and put under hens
Then break up any tendency to brook
iness, and if the tom runs with them
at all times, as he should, they will
soon lay a second clutch, which the}
may be allowed to sit on.
As fast as the poults hatch and get
dry, remove them to a warm covered
box placed near the kitchen stove, else
some will surely get crushed. 'I his L
also the best time to give them a pri
vate mark, by which to identify them.
A chicken punch testing 10 cents tc
25 cents may save many dollars be
fore fall. Punch each one on the same
foot and in the same web of that foot.
Then if some birds join a neighbor s
flock, which they will often do, the
feer will show proof of ownership.
I find it best to confine the little
ones in a small inclosure, aboilt a foot
high, for a few days, or else put the
mother In a large coop with slat slides
so the little ones may pass in and out.
In either case they should be out an
hour or two before sundown, .at which
time they should each be driven into
the poultry house for tlie night. By
managing them in this way I find that
they do not stray so far from the
house, and do not become a nuisance
to one’s neighbors.
Feed no mashes. Prepared chick
foods are good for a little while, more
like nature’s food. Several times a day
at first, but only a very little at a
lime. Rolled oats, a little millet and
finely cracked wheat are also good,
with grit. I think it good to give only
necessary water. In the wild state
when they grow fastest they do not
drink much except the dew in the
morning. Unless they range enougu
to get many insects, they should be
given meat scraps frequently, a few at
a time. The only thing I have ever
done for lice is to rub the head and
necks slightly with melted lard. This
need not be done if the ben is (rente-!
for lice before hatching and the poul
try house kept free from them. —Mrs.
E. G. Feint, in Orange Judd Farmer.
MORE FARM BEEF.
It sometimes happens that keeping
up with the times means going back
to old times. It appears that wc have
an instance of this in the cattle busi
ness. Once upon a time there were
no cattle ranches; beef was ail made
on the eastern farms. Then the prai
rie of a sudden opened its great vis
tas; these were natural pastures.
What better could be done than to
turn them over to cattle until such a
time as an increasing population
should demand that the grass be turn
ed under with the plow? ‘The plot?
has gone forward, forward! the steer.*
retreating before. The herds are driv
en into the country of drouth and
scanty grass; but even here the plow,
though checked, Joes not stop. liti
gation moistens its furrow.
What of the steer? There is not
any longer room for all the market
needs on the western pastures, hoi
tunately the continual high price of
beef Is finding a solution for the dif
ficulty. The westerners have already
begun to find it profitable to go to the
expense of irrigating land and raising
feed for their stock. The feeding idea
has spread further and further oast,
but it hardly seems to keep pace with
the encroachments of the plow' on the
far western pastures. It scarcely
keeps pace with the increase of pop
ulation and the demand foi beef.
Wherever the cow is kept other
wise than for specific dairy purposes
the slaughter of calves should cease.
The production of beef is surely re
turning to the farms. The middle
western grain farms, halt-worn out,
badly need the stock to keep up the
old yield of grain per acre; and the
plow wants the meat.
CAN I CONTROL SWARMING?
The following plan, which 1 believe,
is entirely original, was tested on but
a few' colonies during the summer of
1904, and cannot guarantee satisfact
ory results for that reason. However,
if it appeals to you, try it, and I should
like to know of the results.
Acting on the knowledge that all
queen cells arc built downward I re
versed the entire brood body of a
heavy, prosperous colony that had r
number of cells in different stages af
development. The frames and follow
er fitted so snugly after swelling that
not a frame sagged. The hive
used was the Danz. One week later
all cells but one were destroyed and
that contained a dead queen. These
few colonies so treated failed to ma
ture a queen cell and, so far as I
know, cast no swarms. The bees were
located ten miles from home and vis
ited weekly.
By placing two thin, narrow boards
over the ends of Hoffman, or any oth
er style frame, and passing a wire
over each, fastening the ends to
screws on the outside, any hive body
could be safely reversed without the
frame falling tc the bottom board. All
combs would then be built to the bot
tom bar and all honey stored in the
upper part of the frames be carried
into the supers, when reversed, as the
balance of the frame would be filled
with urood or pollen If this system
works satisfactorily it will simplify
the control of swarming—E. H. Dew
ey in the American Cultivator.
THE DRY EARTH MULCH.
Watering an orchard is a bigger
job than mest any one would care to
undertake, unless one had a system
of piping attached to an adequate wa
ter source. And yet, we may water
ihe trees, either old or youus or the
vegetables, by means of countless lit
tle invisible pumps that we may put
in operation with the plow and tho
harrow. There is always moisture in
the earth, and away down there it is
full of water and this water has a ten
deticy to rise to the surface all the
time and to dampen things at the top.
But, when there is a drouth, and th-t
surface becomes baked and hard, the
rising process is greatly retarded, if
not entirely suspended, and then it is
that vegetation and trees suffer —the
many little pumps are clogged and fail
to work, for there Is nothing to climb
and nothing to invite the expansion
of the water from below, up near the
surface. But, if we are timely, and
apply the plow, and can turn and loos
en the earth on top. and will then oc
casion illy pass the harrow through it.
we may keep all the air and water
ceils open in the top soil, and the
moisture will then come up again, and
the things that we have planted in
that area, whether it be vegetables,
corn, or young trees —or old ones —
will drink in this moisture from be
iow, and thrive and grow. Indeed, the
dry earth mulch is quite the most
practicable and the surest mulch that
can be applied in a general way. No
matter if tho dust rises and settles on
tilings, keep a stirring, for it is a safe
ty valve that will pump moisture up
from below during the night while the
plowman is sleeping.—H. B. Geer in
the Epitomist.
GETTING ALL THE MILK.
At the Vermont dairymen’s meeting.
Professor Hills staled that the pro
cess of milking might be so conduct
ed in its operation that a pound of
milk or ounce of butter more might
bo obtained than in the usual method
as practiced. This plan would con
sist of a proper manipulation of the
udder and force exerted ou the teats,
a drawing down motion that would
tend to a more free ' lotting down” of
the milk. This, with gentleness and
carefulness in the entire operation,
particularly the finishing off in tho
milking or getting all that the cow has
to give.
Where possible it is bettor for each
one to have his own particular cows
to milk than to take them as they
come. It is often found that certain
cows will do better when milked by
one person than by another. Then
there should be gentleness and care
fulness on the part of the milker per
forming the work in a reasonable
length of time, and getting nil the
milk. In Hus way the cow will be in
duced to hold out in milk and not to
become dry too soon as the result of
careless milking.—E. R. T. in tbp
American Cultivator.
THE HORSE’S MOUTH.
If owners would only lay out a lit
tle more money in the purchase of
bits there would be fewer bad mouths
and more comfort amongst their
horses. As it is, most people appear
to be wedded to one pattern of bit,
and. If so, are extremely disinclined to
adopt any other. The result is that
the manners and mouths of their
horses are permanently injured, an 1
accidents occur which might other
wise have been avoided. If horse own
ers. breakers and stud grooms would
only remember that there is a vast
difference in mouths, and many a
horse is driven half mad by an un
necessarily severe bit, a good deal of
money could be saved and many an
equine reputation would be spared. !t
by no means follows that a horse
which pulls will lose (he habit if he
is driven In a severe bit —very often
it is just the reverse; and. therefore,
the study of their horses’ mouths
should ho the care of every owner. —*
American Cultivator.
THE PHEASANT INDUSTRY.
The golden pheasant is universally
admired by everybody and is one of
tho most handsome birds on earth.
To it v brilliant plumage and active
disposition we must add the value of
his feathers to the salmon fishermen.
The adult cock has a crest of pale
orange, the tippet of deep orange lin
ed with blue, black breast, crimson
red shoulders, preen wing, coverts
steel blue and tail brown, with yel
low logs. The hen Is of quiet brown
and lays from thirty to thirty-five eggs
in season. The eggs tan be hatched
in common chicken Incubators. Ban
tams aVe preferable as foster moth
ers. The young are very hardy, stand
any climate and are easily tamed and
require little room. The extremely
beautiful plumage and graceful move
ments always charm the beholder.—
Massachusetts Plowman.
Ranchers Find 30 Elk in Enclosure.
The spectacle of thirty elk inside
an enclosure is something rarely seen
in this country, but nevertheless such
i a sight has been witnessed by several
! of our ranchers recently, and within
a few miles of Pinedale.
Mrs. M. J. Westfall has a school
section near the head of Willow-
Creek, which is entirely fenced,
making an enclosure a mile square.
This is well up in the mountains, and
recently the gate was left open, which
is near the trail, with the result that
the elk entered. “Uncle” George
Smith and a party of riders, who were
out rounding np their beef cattle,
found it necessary to ride this pas
ture, and rode right into the herd,
which immediately fled and followed
the line of the fence, making no at
tempt to go through.
The riders were without w-capons
and contented themselves with watch
ing the bunch for some time, and then
proceeded on their way. Ordinarily
an elk will go through barbed wire
fence and scatter it for great dis
ranches by these animals. Pinedale
damage is often done to the fenes of
ranhers by these animals. —Pinedale
correspondence Denver Republican.
Horses play an important part in
shrimp fishing along the Belgiaa
coast-
Now York City.—Hie fancy blouse
Is such a pronounced favorite of fash
ion that fresh variations are eve f in
demand. This one is treated after a
quite novel manner, and is eminently
attractive as well as chic, while it cun
be utilized for both the frown and the
odd waist. In the illustration banana
yellow crop do Chine is combined with
ecru lace and trimmed with tlie ma
terial, which is edged with silk braid
and embroidered in a simple manner.
The trimming straps at front and back
of the waist make an especially note
worthy feature, and if liked can be cut
from any contrasting material. The
yoke is shaped with a devp point at the
front that is generally becoming and
also allows of treatment of various
sorts. It can be made of the lace,
lined either with chilTen <• r silk, or it
can bo made of sou:-,' ( intrusting
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tucked silk or of some insrriod lingerie
material.
The waist is made over a fitted lin
ing, which is faced to form the yoke,
and consists of the front and the backs,
the closing being made invisibly at the
back. The trimming straps are ar
ranged over the whole and conceal the
closing below the yoke. The sleeves
are the favorite ones of the season
that are full above rather deep cult-.
The quantity of material required for
the medium size is four yards twenty
one, three and three-eighth yards twen
ty-seven or two and one-fourth yards
forty-four inches wide, with one and
one-oighth yards of all-over lace and
seven and one-half yards of braid.
A Doine-Shpe<l Crown.
A noteworthy model is a medium
large hat, with a dome-shaped crown,
and brim fiat and narrowed at the
front, and widened and turned np at
the back, covered with mirror velvet in
old red. The velvet is gathered in sev
eral rows in fitting around the crown,
and gathered, overlaps the edge of the
brim in an inch-wide puff, and folded
under is shirred in tin* facing. The
bandeau around tlie back is smothered
by full cachepeigue Hutting of old led
tulle, and set in spreading fashion, on
ihe top at each side of -he crown, is
i pair of fan-shaped black wings.—
Millinery Trade Review.
Fink to Be Worn.
The palest and most delicate shades
f blue have always been permissible
>r street wear, but until the last year
pink has rarely been seen in the after
noon save for receiving or a day at
home. Yet it is destined to be the
great shade for the coming spring, for
already any number of advance models
in both walking suits and reception
costumes are of different tunes of deep
pkiks,
A Pr tty .VloUei.
A pretty model in a simple waist was
f deep cream colored crepe trimmed
with inch-wide real Valenciennes. The
collar was striped through tin* centre
with a row of insertion. There was
a found yoke of the crepe, quite
plain, and edge outlined with another
row of Insertion. Below the yoke lac*
edging was arranged in a scries of
loops, within which <li“ crepe was laid
in the tiniest of tucks.
tVltli lirapeU
One gown is. made with a draped
wajst and a full skirt, edged at the
hem with a wide band of dull bbok
silk. The neck is cut out slightly to>
show .1 sheer linen guiiupe and a collar.
lUbbons are ntindu'd to the shoulders
with dull .id buckles, and arc brought
down to the waist line, where other
buckles fasten them. The long ends
fall nearly to the foot of the gown.
Sleeves Are Short.
Sleeves are nearly all short, and the
waists are almost Invariably closed in
the back. Wo must look as youthful as
we can. for all the fashions arc youth
ful. tVhilo many of the comparatively
inexpensive machine-made waists arc
•beautifully designed, they usually
leave much to be desired in the mak
ing.
Hats Not Greatly Tilled.
For all the eccentricities of the ini
ported hats, it is worth i oting that
the hats worn by Baris grande dames
iu their photographs published in 1 i
garo Modes, show none of the extra
vagant tilting and singular distortions
which mark die ones seen in our own
shops.
Waintooaf n Feature.
The waistcoat makes a notable fea
ture of the season’s styles and serves
the double purpose of giving an up-to
date touch to the toilette and of pro
viding genuine warufth in combination
with the short and jaunty coats. Il
lustrated is a most satisfactory model
which ca u be utilized in a number of
ways. 11 is adapted to silk, to brocade,
to velvet.ami to cloth, and can oc made
either with or without the sleeves,
while the neck can be finished liiuli
with a standing collar, in V h pe.
without any collar, or in V shape with
a roll-over eollar. as liked. A rain, the
lower edge allows a elioh-e of the
rounded finish at the trout, of s aw e
or of double points.
The waist c’Aat is made wit ! * f i ids
and back, fitted by means of under
arm, centre back, shoulder and dart
seams, and is closed by means of but
tons and buttonholes. The sleeves aie
in regulation coat style, made in two
pieces, and comfortably lull at the
shoulders.
The quantity of material required for
the medium size is three and one fourth
yards twenty one, one and three fourth
yards forty-four or one and one-fourth
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yards fifty-two inches wide with
sleeves; two yards twenty-one, ona
yard forty-four or seven e,ighth yaiji
fifty-two inches wide without sleeves,

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