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Woman and the Home Sphere Smart Cm ** Quite the smartest thing In coats Is the belted model known as .the Nor folk. The one illustrated here is of dark blue cloth, the collar faced With vel vet and the flaring turned back cuffs held together by large ornamental but tons./ These coats, which usually are worn with a light skirt, are'extremely convenient for chilly fall days with the gown which has no coat t$ match it. POCKETS IN BOY'S CLOTHES, They Should Be Made Amply Large For His Purposes. Pockets in boys’ closing must be made amply large. One piece should be one inch longer than the other. The longer piece should be'.faced at the top with a piece of the cloth two inches wide, and this should be stitched flat. To adjust the pocket if the opening is straight turn down the upper edge of the smaller piece one-quarter of an inch and place it with the raw edge just turned next to the wrong side of the garment and baste it iu position •with the upper edge one-eighth, of an Inch below the pocket opening. Stitch from the right side. Lay the. longer piece on top of the pocket piece just sewed with the cloth facing next to the garment and the lower edges of the pieces perfectly even, one-eighth of an inch above the upper edge of the pocket 'opening. Haste this to the ■garment straight across. The stitching used to finish, the pock et will hold each piece in place, after which the edges of the pockets are' turned over one-quarter of an inch all around and stitched. The ends of the packets are finished on the right Side With/’a buttonholder bar. The side pockets in the trousers are made by basting to the frohttportioh a piece of cloth ope and oue-haif inches , wideband sufficiently long.to extend one-half Inch above and one Inch be low the notches at. the top' and bottom that indicate the pocket opening. The two pocket pieces are cut from lining material and must be amply large, the size varying with the age of the boy. Baste one side ‘of the pocket piece to the front‘of the trousers over the facing just'" applled;'so that one row of stitching wifi hold t them both, and Jn any case never send a stained cloth 'or table napkin tb be washed. It Is stitch from notch, then stitch the edge of the facing to the pocket. Jimmy, Where Are You? j —Cleveland Plain Dealer. • *|i r . T OHcnacHen'iiiaaooflHacio • M • TEA PARTY SANDWICHES. ® 8 * 3 f.. * ® • In making up the thin little • sandwiches suitable for.teas you £ ® will find thatr,creaisod butter >is o e better than melledj butter and % J that hard buttprus p>.e\worst of • • all. A dajsh of.salt oner the but- * ? ter makes the sandwicil liiore * ® I ■ Q • tasty to the average palates * •. T TABLE LINEN EfcONOIIVIY. ' ; Adequate Supply Of Two Gracjes Ad ,. * visable—Care of thjs ■fablecljolih. .While, it is impossible, to absolutely regulate quantities or table linen, few households can do with less than half a dozen large tablecloths,' a dozen ta ble napkins and half a dozen afternoon tea cloths of varying degrees of or nateuess, besides tray cloths.' Nearly . every 'ordinary woman will fliuVit wise tb have at least two grades,of table linen, Jjest and ordinary. Linen should uqver be allowed to got low all kround, so that each article requires replenish ing at the same time. Two large tablecloths should be kept in use at once, one for breakfast and one for dinner. Crumbs should be re moved, and the cloth should always be handled carefully. To fold aj: table cloth iu the same creases .each time It lA removed is not altogether wise, it tends .to make the cloth weifr into holes in the folds very quickly, i , In case of stains, upon a tablecloth ft is not necessary to change ib!imme diately. Try the pflfect,of pujjtiug a bowl under the stiriued phrt aiifl pour jng boiling water through;,.unjlil the stain disappears. In case of fruit staihs ’cover the ifldrk’flrst with salt. Then remove the basllv asid-prbss the wet part between two rather} heavy folded clean.’tfnvel'Si'cWhbn nearly dry press lightly with, a faii;ly \vgriti Iron.' —Philadelphia Press. RULES FOR MAKING PASTRY. Coolness of Room and Hand and Tem perature of Oven Important. The important things to remember when making pastry are these; First, the room and the maker’s working hand should be cool; second, the Ingre dients should be of good quality; third, the temperature of the oven should be just right. These rules must be care fully followed in preparing puff pastry of the airy kind. To insure a good, flaky crust use half a pound of butter or a quarter of a pound of butte' and the same of lard to one pound of flour. Divide the butter into four parts, rub one of them into the flour, with which a small tea spoonful of baking powder should be mixed and a little salt. Make It Into a paste, turn it on the lightly floured slab and roll it out into a long strip. Add another portion of the butter cut in little bits, flour lightly, fold the paste In three, turn it out and press the sides together with the pin—this Is to ex clude the air—roll it out again into a strip. Add the remaining portions of but ter in the same way. rolling it out be tween additions; then, after the last rolling, let the paste remain on tee or in a cool place for an hour. This paste is good for meat pie, pat ties or tarts, a squeeze of lemon juice added to the paste helps to render it light in texture and white in color. Ftftc pastry can be made with beef suet. The suet should be skinned, fine ly chopped, pounded in a mortar and if dry moistened with salad oil. It should then be the consistency of but ter. Equal portions of flour and suet are needed. 1 b<‘ flour is heaped on the slab and a well made in its center, into which the beaten yolk of an egg and a few drops of lemon Juice are put, also a pinch of salt. A little cold water makes this into a soft dough, it is rolled out and a fourth part of the suet spread on It. The rest of the process Is the same as in the preceding recipe. J TRUE VALUES. • ° t Howe'er it bo, It seems to me, • • only noble to be good o o Kind hearts are more than coronets, * 8 And simple faith than Norman ? o blood. J —Alfred Tennyson. a e®®es,o®e®c®ooß9e®aoß®o Kitchen Talk. Wind wrapping twine into balls when taken from parcels. It is an easy way to dispose of it. and it will be found useful in many ways. Rub flatirons over waxed paper be fore setting them away and they will keep bright an I smooth. Wipe the kitchen oilcloth with skimmed milk. This treatment is al most as beneficial to the cloth as a coat of varnish. In baking biscuits have the oven quite hot at first, but lower the tem perature just a little before the biscuits arc ready to take out. This will aid materially In making the biscuits light. For Our Boy and Girl Readers WHAT AM i DOING? A Game In Which Absurd Gestures, Etc., Are Made. The players take their seats in a straight row. Behind them the person chosen to lead the game takes his stand Placing himself directly behind the players seated at the top of the row, he begins to behave in the most absurd manner possible—for instance, making grimaces, shaking ids fist, rais ing his arms over his head, etc.; any foolish gesture bo can think of he may make. Then he asks the player before him. “What am I doing?” If the player cannot guess he must rise and imitate in silence the antic lie could not divine till he has permission to stop. More often than not the players can not guess what the unseen questioner is doing, and as each in turn has to rise and continue the uuguessed ges ture the spectacle becomes very laugh able when five or six are repeating the late perforinaiu ess of their leader, hut for a smile they pay a forfeit and for a laugh two forfeits. This is fun for little folks. A Phosphorus Lamp. Get a small vial of clear glass and Into it [tut a piece of phosphorus about the si'/.c of a pea. Then pour in until one-third full some pure olive oil heated to the boiling point and cork the vial tightly. To get light at any time you have only to remove the cork and let some air get into the vial and then put In the cork again. This will cause the whole empty space In the vial to become luminous, the light be ing strong enough to enable you to see the time by a watch or a clock. When the light grows dim take out the cork again and then replace it as before. In cold weather it may he necessary to warm the vial between the hands to take the chill out of the oil.—Chicago News. Conundrums, Why is a miser like one with a short memory? He is always for-getting. Why is a madman like two men? Because he is always beside himself. What is that which a cat has, but no other animal? Kittens. if you saw a dude riding on a don key .what fruit would it remind you of? A pear. ’ USES OF MINING WASTE. Refuse From Lead and Zinc Ores Has Become a Handy Material. For miles about the city of Joplin. Jasper county, Mo., lead and zinc ores are being removed from the earth in /tremendous quantities. To facilitate matters the rough product is crushed into small pieces, permitting the valu able portions to be removed from the lime and flint which compose the body of the ores. Thousands of tons of this rocky ma terial accumulate each month, and for years great- piles of what the workmen call “chats” were to be found scattered all over that section. Roads were constructed from this refuse. Then all the railroads entering that section used it for ballast. When cement paving was begun gravel was scarce, while this refuse was to be had in great quantities, and it was found to be as good as any other material for the body of concrete pav ing. Next the refuse found its way into cement foundations and then into building blocks used as steps, window caps and sills and, in fact, almost any thing in the form of cement construc tion. Thousands of fenceposts have been cast from it, and now whole buildings are being built with it. It is cheap, costing but a trifle per load, and about all the outlay of con tractors in securing it is the cost of get ting it to the place it is to be used. It has brought down the price of cement work, and mechanics declare it. is first class in every respect. Answering the Pessimist. Tlie tough luck is tough. And the steep hills are steep; The rough road Is rough, And it’s mournful to weep. There are burdens to bear That are heavy. X know. Rut aren't the skies fair When the trouble clouds go? Admitting that pain is encountered on earth, That frequently rain Conies' to dampen our mirth. That sadness is found As we tread on our way. Aren't the joys that abound Most delightfully gay? The tough luck is tough, And some troubles are great. And the rough roads arc rough. And love suffers from hate, But isn't it true That the pleasures we meet When our skies become blue Are delightfully sweet? —Detroit Free Press. The Kaiser’s Joke. During the German maneuvers re cently a company of dragoons was told off to represent a convoy of wag ons. The kaiser, riding over the field of battle and seeing a dragoon lying on the ground, said to him; “Well, what are you lying down there for?” I “I am representing a wagon, your majesty,” replied the soldier. “Are you?” said the kaiser. “Well, got up and go and join the others!” “That is impossible, your majesty,” said the soldier, "because I have lost one of my wheels.” The emperor burst out laughing and, giving the man 2 shillings, observed. “Here's something for you to get the other wheels oiled with ’’—Paris Matin. Three Black Cats Photo copyright by American Press Association. The three children pictured here made a hit when, dressed up to represent black cats, they appeared at the country .air at the botanic gardens, Regent’s park, London, in aid of Our Dumb Friends’ league. English children find a great deal of amusement in a little homemade toy based on a little optical illusion and known ns the “endless gallery.” En terprising hoys cun easily construct one of these galleries, and, on looking through the eyehole, they will get a view of great length and breadth, ap parently endless. This box should be made eighteen Inches long, twelve Inch es wide and nine deep, and against each end place a plane mirror within one-eighth of an inch of the height of the box., Then a small hole should he Our Illustrated Story The Coveted Scarab By AMANDA MERRIWETHER THE professor laid the scarab *n the tablecloth and slipped from the room to obtain a magnify ing glass. “I’m glad that there Is something about me that he likes,” said Dr. Paul Harper grimly. “1 asked him last night for permission to marry you, and he told me that he had determined that you should marry a man who would not only appreciate his collection, but would add to It.” Lena Gatton nodded sagely. “He means Professor Katzlnger,” she explained. “He is here so much, and i grow so tired of him.” “It's a shame,” he declared. “Kat zlnger cares more for mummies than he does for flesh and blood people. The idea of asking you to marry a man like that! I won’t let you.” “But he is my father,” reminded Lena gently. The return of Professor Gatton put a stop to the conversation, and Paul sat glowering upon the Egyptologist, while the old man studied the odd scarab with wondrous eyes. At Inst with reluctant Angers he re turned the scarab to Paul and went to his study, while Paul and Lena slipped out for a walk. Ever since Paul had been an undergraduate at the college he had loved Lena. Lena had promised to make every effort to evade a marriage with Kat zinger. With this promise Paul had to rest content, but it was with little of the elation which had marked his coming that he took his departure. It was plain to be seen that lh professor cared more for the advancement of his collection than he did for his daugh ter’s happiness, or, more correctly, he convinced himself that the two inter ests were identical. In the eyes of Professor Gatton a man who did not care for scarabs was no man at all. His only interest in Paul lay In the latter’s possession of the odd scarab, the like of which he had not seen be fore in his vast experience. He was shocked at the careless fashion In which Paul carried it about in his waistcoat pocket, and when, just be fore the younger man’s departure, he found the precious scarab on the stairs be told himself it served Paul right if he lost the treasure. At the moment he had no thought of retaining it, but when Paul, missing the scarab, made inquiry the profes sor—why he would not say—denied hav ing seen it and the mischief was done. He told himself that he would pretend to find it before Paul left, but now Paul was gone, aqd the scarab still re posed in the private compartment of the professor’s safe, while the finder went about with a heavy sense of guilt. Not by any chance would It be pos sible no ./ to “find” thfe missing treas ure, and the impulse for a moment bad made him a thief. The thought gave him an odd sense THE ENDLESS GALLERY. cut through one end and likewise through the mirror resting against it. Mirrors should also be placed on the longer side of the box. Cut grooves at various length across the box, and in these tit small colored figures, trees, etc., having .(been previously cut out from cardboard and bearing the same representation on either side. At the end of place similar figures, leav ing plenty of mirror space behind. The top of the- box shotiftl be of ground glass or oiled paper. .The view i sur prising. of anger. He blamed not alone him self, but Paul, whose carelessness bad made the theft possible. At first h® had argued that It served Paul light, but now the tiny scarab had grown to the weight of a millstone about hi® neck. He aid not dare take It out and place it In his collection. He did not even dare to look at it himself lest Lena, coming in suddenly, as was her wont, should discover him with tb® evidence of guilt in his hand. The evil he had done preyed upon his health. He suddenly grew very old and feeble, and his enthusiasm for his collection waned. The thought that hla bobby had made of him a thief was bitter indeed, and In the long sllenc® of the night he tossed sleepless on his bed and cursed the day he had seen the scarab on the stairs. Paul had taken his loss as a slight thing and after a casual inquiry bad He ToldSewej' Paul RJght if He Lost the Treasure. let the matter drop, but the profeasor knew how priceless was the And, and the thought that he had betrayed the confidence of a guest was an addition al source of pain to the sensitive old man. At last his condition became so grave that Lena was alarmed. The professor would not consent to see a physician. He knew well enough that no medical man could bring him relief, and as a last resource Lena wrote Paul asking him to come and see them. Already Paul had gained a reputation as a spe cialist, and since her father would not go to see a physician the only thing to, be done was to bring the specialist to him. She oaid nothing of Paul’s visit to her father, and she arranged with Paul to pretend that he had dropped, off over out train to pay a short visit. They met only at the table, and Paul’s first glance told him that his host was. laboring under some great mental! strain and that nothing could be doned until that strain was relieved, with the idea of diverting the professor's attention from his cases he brought, ont a scarab. At the sight of it the professor half rose from the table and uttered a hoarse cry of surprise. The scarab warn the exact duplicate of the one In the secret compartment of the safe, not profiting by experience, Paul was carrying this In his waistcoat pocket, as he had the other. “There wore two?" asked the pr fessor. “Dozens," declared Paul "I owe* you an apology, professor. I had In-* tended to explain It before, but the loss of the other put It out of my mind. This Is not a real scarab.” “It Is a copy of the other.” “No, None of them are genuine. They are luck charms. You remem-' her Dud Glllls of *027 Well, he le selling these as mascots. You must remember the oulja fad. This Is a copy of that Yon may have thi nn+ It never brought me any luck.” He tossed the stone across the table, and with trembling hands the pro fessor examined the gift He would have swrrn to Its genuineness, but In the face of Paul’s statement this could not be so. He experienced an odd sense of relief. He was no less a thief, though there was not hanging over him the dread fear that he would not be able t© make restitution. He passed the stone back to Paul. “I meant to tell you that I found the other," ho said slowly. “I was wondering how to get It to you.” “Keep them both, then,’’ cried Paul. “They bring me no luck.” “But It does,’’ said the professor earnestly. "It brings you the woman you wish to marry. It Is better that my collection should pass to the mu seum. 1 would not have my daugh ter’s husband share my craze. Not until lately have I come to that con clusion, and It was this scarab that brought tjae belief about After that can you say that It brings no luck?" "Luck!" cried Paul. “I’m going to write Dud to put the price up to a million dollars —If he can guarantee like results in every case." He leaned over to kiss Lena, and the professor stole away from the table, free from care at Inst. Paul’s scarab * had worked, a double cure.