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WOMAN AND HOME.
HANGING FERNERY. A esautiful Thing for Deoratung a Win dow or a House. The hanging fernery is a very pretty and rather curious horticultural nov elty. The idea was conceived by a Cal ifornia woman, and her idea proved such a happy one that she has reaped quite a financial harvest selling them. Only a few have found their way to the east, however, brought back by tour ists. The foundation of the hanging fernery is a terra-cotta pot as nearly Round as can be secured. Over this is SHOWI\G TliT MOSS AND NET. planced a mat ,f moss, ferns and roots. This is held around the pot with a wire net, to which is also fastened a wire by which to hang the moss. The hanging ferneries can be made any size or shape required, and of all the smaller valri-ties of ferns, such as maidenhair. (.ice started they are per manent if nvetr allowed to become dry. These fernerie have remained green through summer and winter, putting out young fronds all the time, it being only necessary to remove the old ones nOW THE WATER IS SUPPLIED. as they fade. For table decorations they are lovely and can be suspended from chandeliers or from stands made to support them, only, if gas is used, they should be removed immediately after meals to a more congenial atmos phere. The water seeping through the porous vessel drops slowly from time to time; hence it is necessary to keep growing plants or some vessel under nesth to receive the water, or the fern ball can be emptied before placing over the table and filled again as soon as the * e4l is oven and placed where the dropping will do no damage. In green houses, windows and for almost any house or veranda decoration they are very beautiful, and the small amount of care and attention they require is a great advantage. cARRIG FOR GLOVES. Te Keep Them Ia oat mdUsm Fellow the Direeti Given. Always stretch loves ut smooth and put in a bo witho doubling when removed fro the han d",ý iddition to the glove box is a scented sachet, giving the gloves a delicate odor when worn. An error that is commonly made is that of mending kid gloves with sew lag silk, as the silk cuts the kid and sh1ws the mend more plainly, while dAe cotton thread given a much more satisfactory result. If the gloves are torn, put a piece of silk of correspond nag shade under the torn part, baste carefully so as not to reveal the stitches on the right side and then draw up the sent with cotton thread. A few good glove cleaners are ree ommended, but it is generally better to send gloves to ona whsT makes this his business than to exper;ment on them, for, like the mending, it is a trade in Itself. But, whenever you do, take warning t t aL°!i * a sice pair of daiving gi w ne had, and never try to polish them upwiIit Fench shoe dapssing. The way I caesn about, we sead in one of the '~p that an apph eation of thil liquid would renew the youth -hnd beauty of old and badly soiled kid glo and deeming newspa lore AF ilied tlgon, we pot it ~ato e l at~ sl ti'remalt was a reelation. To be sure, there were no soiled spots remaining visible, but the shine on those gloves made them posi th"t..tt jU.. 'way sg ath d bord ' .Is.4.4 d snd'rl4houghts to agricultural fairs and molasses sandy. n conclusolun, we have only to my: Mend, patch, clean or wash your gloves, ft neaer try French shoe dressing. It doesn't work.-fit. Louis Bepublio ,. DaP ies at Plae Plaing. A Fre.h scientist of note maintains that a I n bar of the nervous maladies I t .ibuted to he Pl to slows b j aof 1^00 stagy th r lstruent ore the agt 3a, no 4 than 1a m r from netsa l " 4 t. 0bdato t in, int o te prOC eeds only tboo s a bsoI.o th teat .a!"rned As rmouedy sants y el erInstrsiei t before the age $ob 4 a es isessi !a whe . headca. ·1 INEXPENSIVE COUCH. 8omethlng Dainty sad Vetaul to n_14 One's Best Gowns. A dainty woman who has a passion for the elusive odor of heliotrope has evolved for herself an idea whereby she can impregnate her belongings at light expense and very satisfactorily. Prom two clean packing boxes she has made two boxes of another shape. One was six feet long by 18 inches cr so deep, and about 36 inches wide. Another was made just as long and just as wide, but not quite so deep. Both boxes were made quite strong, and one, the deepest, had short, strong legs finished with casters. This deep est box was lined neatly with wrap ping paper, and over this a lining of pale blue silesia was tacked. For the bottom of this box three large sachets were made which formed a soft bottom, and this wal thoroughly scented with her favorite odor. The second or shallow box had its bottom also covered with a large sachet or padded lining, and the top was up, holstered with springs and filling. Then the two boxes were joined to gether, one above the other, by three stout hinges. A piece of tapestry cloth was plaited around the edge of the lowqr box, and tacked with gimps fall. ing in a rich valence to the floor. The upper box was covered smoothly over the upholstering, and the edge that touched the lower one was also finished with gimp. Several attractive pillows completed the outside arrange ment, and a very artistic couch was the resul.. A bunch of tassels at either outside corner served to lift the up holstered top, revealing a receptacle for gowns and wraps where they could rest in scented seclusion with immunity from creases or crashes, as the box was fashioned with sufficiept length to admit of their being laid fn without a fold. Any carpenter could make the boxes, and the upholstering will cost but a little, the tapestry being most ex pensive, but any other material pre ferred could be substituted, thus bring ing the cost even lower. SWEET PEA DESIGN. Cup and Saucer Done Ia Violet and Gold Are Very Pretty. The accompanying design of sweet peas for a cup and saucer is charming if done in violet and gold. After sketch ing the design in india ink, fill in the surface first with a pale tinting of vio let and gold, not in an even grounding tint, but showing faintly the brush marks and letting it shade from a deep tone to a paler. When this is finished dry it in a hot oven until perfectly hard, so you can work over it. Then with violet of gold moistened slightly with turpentine wash in the sweet pea petals, adding a bit of black with the violet to make a grayish violet for the conventionalized stems and .the leaf. like figure that finishes the edge. After you have done as much work on it as possible without smudging, send it to be fired. When it returns you can work over it further, adding a touch of deeper shadow wher it is not in tense enough. Then me your gold, carefully outlining the sweet peas, the stems and the border, with a touch here and there whenever you think a bit of gilding will improve it. Gild the handle and edges, only be careful in using gold that it does not come in con tact with unfired color, else it will turn black and unsightly.-Amcrican Agri, culturist. WINTER FURBELOWS. The Frou-Frou collar as worn by ElMen Terry is very dainty in appear, ance and finishes up a costume beauti, fully. The Trilby frill.earks anew em in neckwear. It bringi up tiehigh col lar, the stiff ruche and the tailor-made necklet. An evening ficha, fashioned in Eliza bethan style, in lavender asd white, il one of the new additions }o the ball. room toilet. . Beaded and sequin nets -e dnding favor for wa(st trimmings. bhey give a brightness to a costume wlch is well worth striving for. The following antiue al modern laees are iP vgrue: Tambo r, Florn trne, Japanese point, Point Alencon., guipures and Valeneiennes. Now ft Dike a In giving litt di rll cro- 1 quettas miaked k exceile etree. To prepare them take one pou of crab meat, gently press out the juie and put it in a bowl with a tables1 onful of I fsne crumbs, half a teaspoonl of salt, l half ssltspeanful of pe ~ dash of . yteWyg y espence, the yo as wp eggq and a very little cold wate. If the - eggs are enough to makeit e proper consistency bind tie . atp to Ssand a'i "nted a dip dip is hays' dturtion. ut d f . to iay It, as .. of the smart et hat c .people shapld. ever I to t er. there .,foe I ttancee. three UU25tbj li r socle y,or a mother has two f daugnters, the three a di " ita fosres in some way, belt they m not d descnd upon a tricAd's drairiaA FEELING IN A DEAD FINGER. S ngalar Sensations Experienced by a Man with a Withered Digit. Several years ago "D. W. W.." a well known citizen of Oskaloo.a, Ia., was so unfortunate as to have the little finger of his left harI badly mashed in the r cogs of a corn sheller. Dli. Iloffman, the leading surgeon of the little city, was called to attend the injured man and forthwith amputated the finger at the knuckle joint. The severed member was then carefully preserved in alco hol and when the injured man had so far recovered from the hurt as to be able to view what had fornmerly been a portion of his framework, the surgeon presented him with the ghastly relic. The accident occurred in warm weath er, but as autumn approached "D. W. W." often complained of a chilly sen sation in the stump of his finger. As winter gradually came on this sensa tion of cold became so unbearable that life was fast becoming a burden to the Nictia! of the cogwheel accident. Everybody in the neighborhood knew of the peculiar case and many com ments were the result. Finally it was hinted that probably the bottled finger had been buried and that the cold had penetrated to its resting place, a sus picion which an investigation proved to be correct. About this tine (the weather having turned tiry cohld) the injured man claimed that thelI dead and buried finger aplpeared to be in place as naturally as it was before the corn-s.hnller minishap. but, that it had thes -ensations of beintu frozen from the knuckle to the end (d the nail: and furthermr,re- that there ap1pearedl to be something under the nail. Thims a-;s too rulch for tile supller s-titious people of the neighborhood. They hield a council of war and, with the cut-off-fingered man as leader, re paired to the spot where he had shallow ly buried the amputated nienmber in Slthe mold of an old cornfield. The work of ditinternment was begun and in a fewx morients the bottled finger was dis cotcred surrounded iby a semi-frozen stratum of what lproved( to be badly adulteraterated alcohol. On the sugges tion of one of the "ghouls" the bottled finger was carefully wrapped and placed in a warm place as soon as the investigating party reached home. The most curious part of the story remains to be told: As soon as the liquid in the bottle became thoroughly warm the chilling and freezing sensation which had troubled the injured man for weeks entirely disappeared and did not again return as long as the amputated finger was kept in a warm place. However, the sensation of some foreign sub stance under the nail continued until it was found upon investigation that a thread had been tightly tied in the exact locality where the paiti appeared to be, the object being to hold the "specimen" upright in the bottle. As soon as the thread was cut the pain disappeared, just as the chilling and freezing sensation had done after the disinterred bottle bad been thoroughly warmed up.-St. Louis Republic. HOTELS AND INSOMNIA. A Palace Loses Its Attractions If Sleep Is Impossible. The beauty of the new hotels erect ed daily at health resorts, seaside 1laces, and on the Riviera cannot be de nied. The windows are light and airy, the ceilings high, the reception room superb, the appointments or bedrooms and bathrooms luxurious and costly. I No reasonable expense is spared, and yet these splendid, palatial abodes are under a sounding board or being com fort lovers for the more homely and dowdy hostelries. The reason of this is not far to seek. Most of these hotels are intolerably noisy. They are run up lightly, the walls are thin, the roofs are neither fire nor sound proof, so that to dwell in them is rather like living under a sounding board, or being com pressed into a box with voices all around you. The new spring locks of the doors sound like miniature can nons going off, ther3 is the inevitable man overhead who goes to bed late after a cheerful bout of boot-throw. ing and dragging of portmanteaus while he whistles loudly or talks in a high baritone to his friend next door. Then beside you is the early riser, who takes a walk before breakfast, and is preparing for a pedestrian o" bicycling tour. The waiter whispers in hoarse tones to the chambermaid outside, while she pertly rattles cant and baths as a flirtation accompani ment in response. To the weary in valid in search of rest and sleep these things are unspeakably annoying. What is a palace in which you cannot close your eyes in comparison to tht humble cot where gentle slumber eourts the weary eyelids? Insomnia i.i the growing malady of the age. Thomas Carlyle began the agonized moan of rebellious nature, and it ha., gone on ever since. Sleep is the one boon, the one comforter, for which wet of these latter days crave, and when we go faint and weary to the seashore or to the glowing southern land of oranges it is pertinaciously de nied us.-London News. Flogged the Wrong Ma.. The law officials of England some times make mistakes, but we do not know that flogging has ever been ad ministered to the wrong man. But this is what has ;ust happened in Bong Kong. One of the prisonersin the Eng lish jail there had been sentenced to receive 19 lashes for miscon duct, and in'some way the wrong num ber was set down on the flogging sheet. On the day fixed a coolie who was in j1il for gambling was led out to the "*ooden horse," lied up. and given the dose before he could get out a remon strance. Thewstarer subsequently dis covered the mistake and communicated it to the governor. His excellency im mediately signed an order for the man's release, and the warder gave the suf ferer ten dollars as compensation out of his own pocket. Freedom and ten dollars, however. were not overliberal compensation for 18 cutting strokes on1 the back.-Westminster Gnazette. FATTENINGO HOO COSTS ONE CERT. The editor recently heard of a farmer fattening hogs at less than one cent a pound. This was made possible through the sowing of Salzer's King Barley, yielding over 100 bu. per acre, Golden Triumph Corn, yielding 200 bu. per acre, and the feeding on Sand Vetch, Teosinte, Hundredfold Pens, etc. Now, with such yields, the growing of hogs is more profitable than a silver mine. Salzer's catalogue is full of rare things for the farmer, gardener and cit izen, and the editor believes that it would pay everybody a hundred-fold to get Salzer's catalogue before purchas ing seeds. IF YOU WILL CtT THIS OUT AND SEND it with 10 cents postage to the John A. Salzer Seed Co.. La Crosse, Wis., they will mail you their mammoth seed cata logue and 10 samples of grasses and grains, including above corn and bar ley. Cataloguealone, 5cpostage. (K) "How NIcE to get such a hearty encore!" The said, as the half-back was called back after an SO-yard run.-Harvard Lampoon. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations mado by their firm.. WEsT & TIRAX, Wholesale Druggists, To ledo, O. WALuINtO, KINNAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the systeum. Price 7he'. per bot tle. Sold by all Druggists. Testitfonials free. Hall's Family Pills are the best. "BLYKINS has his own way In his house." "Yes. llit his wife alwa. s tells him what it is going to be bcfrchaiAd. -Washington Star. very Awkward Indeed. This is lprec'isely the kind of mistake a man makes if he 'turns out" on the wrong side of the i oad when a vehlcle comes to ward him. No less absurd is the error of the individual who takes drastic medicines to relieve his liver. That organ is on the right side, and the road to its relief is Hos tetter's Stomach Bitters, a medicine also adapted to the relief of dyspepsia, constipa tion, kidney and rheumatic ailments and malaria. REVOLt-iONS are not made, they come. A revolution is as natural a growth as an oak. It comes out of the past. Its foundations are laid far back.--Wendell Phillips. The Modern Way Commends itself to the well-informed, to do pleasantly and effectually what was formerly done in the crudest manner and disagreeably as well. To cleanse the sys tem and break up colds, headaches, and fe vers without unpleasant after effects, use the delightful liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs. Manufactured by California Fig Syrup Company. "Ix Italy," he was telling her, "they make flour out of chestnuts.' "Do they I" she answered, sweetly; "what a bonanza you would be to them."-Detroit Free Press. FITs stopped free by Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No fits afterfirstday's use. Marvelous cures. Treatise and $2 trial bot lie free. Dr. Kline, 931 Arch St., Phila., Pa. HE-"Charlotte, I love you: can you not return my affection? " She--"'m afraid I'll have to, as I have no use for it." RALS's Honey of Horehound and Tar re lieves whooping cough. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. HE that resolves upon any great and good end has by that very resolution scaled the chief barrier to it--Tryon Edwards. Ratt1esnakes, Butterflies, and....? Washington Irving said, he supposed a certain hill was called "Rattlesnake Hill" because it abounded in- butteries. The "rule of contrary" governs other names. Some bottles are, sup posedly, labeled " Sarsaparilla " because they are full of . .. well, we don't know what they are full of, but we know it's not sarsapa rilla; except, perhaps, enough for a flavor. There's only one make of sarsaparilla that can be relied on to be all it claims. It's Ayer's. It has no secret to keep. Its formula is open to all physicians. This formula was examined by the Medical Com mittee at the World's Fair with tl. result that while every other make of sarsaparilla was excluded from the Fair, Ayer's Sarsapa rilla was admitted and honored by awards. It was admitted be cause it was the best sarsaparilla. It received the medal as the best. No other sarsaparilla has been so tested or so honored. Good motto for the family as well as the Fair: Admit the best, exclude the rest. Any doubt about It? Send for the " Crebook." It kills derbasad crss doubters. Address: J. C. Ayer Co., Idwell, Mass. bovc N All Othcrs There is no soap in the world that stands so high in the opinion of thought fnl women as CL.AIRETTE SOAP. washing clothes or doing housework, it can't be equalled. Try it. Sold everywhere. Made only by r The N. K. Faklbatk Company, - St. Louis. I iism vuaa~aAs u I WSIo teeevlae..e. till or 1·e and vigor. That'e the *dSAt ttio!Will eacylmo the nest doEobttL eohei Wholeeasi. Hater laoke, gardenet. Sand soda 35*55 at a esew wataermelon eenCo. aiaeo e I twli uto S p" "Your ATTL x orour ife" " Must have i" I PLUG The largest piece of good tobacco ever sold for 0 cents and The 5 cent piece is nearlu as large as you get of other hih grades for io cents A Perfect Food That is what Baron von Liebig said; of good chocolate. All of Walter Baker & Co.'s Cocoas and Choco lates are good,--the best, in fact. Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., Dorchester, Mas,. The Greatest Medical Discovery of the Age. KENNEDY'S MEDICAL DISCOVERY. DONALD KENNEDY, of ROXBURY, ASS.., Has discovered in one of our commom pasture weeds a remedy that cures every kind of Humor, from the worst Scrofula' down to a common Pimple. He has tried it in over eleven hundred cases, and never failed except in two cases (both thunder humor.) He has now in his possession over two hundred certificates of its value, all within twenty miles of. Boston. Send postal card for book. A benefit is always experienced from the first bottle, and a perfect cure is warranted when the right quantity is taken. When the lungs are affected it causes shooting pains, like needles passing through them; the same with the Liver or Bowels. This is caused by the ducts be ing stopped, and always disappears in a week after taking it. Read the label. If the stomach is foul or bilious it will cause squeamish feelings at first. No change of diet ever necessary. Eat the best you can get, and enough of it. Dose, one tablespoonful in water at bd time. Sold by all Druggists. BH CaRUL.p When buynlag a Cookling Stove or Range roget one with an established repu tation. The test oftime ha stamped the $,. : y C$R1TrR OAR. "TImE SBET." And therem Is a garatee n THE .EMrOTOR 0, IG halt ai m wors windmall bee fs W . b edueed the.ea o w. esw s whate Itwa s bs man banae aand eFl~r eer ea , aeet d reia a Iewiew. ad Pntooddadoe 1n15m. ea hit a1 te ee d l l a n e-d Ped OPIUM L J. rr l El A T. 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