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- V STYLES FOR MISSES ^ MORE NEARLY RIGHT THING THAN THOSE FOR WOMEN. Look Actually Adorable In Baglike Skirts of Hour—Many Dressy Frocks Are In One-Piece Models. The fall clothes provided for misses strike the heart disgruntled with fash ion’s follies as more nearly the right thing than those provided for woman. True, the small woman may find them to her taste, but the styles are creat ed for the girl, and it is not entirely the traditions of girlhood that make them attractive. Perhaps it Is tho charm of the very short skirts and the slim figures—it may be that the young girl is more suited to the present friv olities than the woman who is sup posed to have come to the age of rea son. Everywhere one encounters the maidenly wisp of humanity looking actually adorable in the baglike skirts of the hour, with their restraining bands or skimpy cut, with the over skirt that looks as if it has a right to be, the short sleeve that seems legitimate and so on. In the field of practicalities a mannish little coat suit represents the proper caper for street wear, and in its most killing phases it looks as if it might be made out of three yards of stuff. A trim, dinky sort of little jacket, with coat sleeves fitting all but to the skin and a single-breasted front, is completed with a skirt without a gather and with only two seams—these at the sides. Mannish materials, too, are being used for it, and for all the apparent sim plicity of such suits they require the touch of accomplished tailoring. Many dressy little frocks are in one piece models, or they may be in two sections, writh the upper part of the skirt simulating, with a yoke or trim ming, some basque finish for the bodice. When the waist and skirt join perfectly it is impossible to see at first glance that these frocks are not in one. Then there is the straight overskirt still with us, and just now it is the merest cap, hugging the hips tightly and finished w'ith the inevit able band the hobble introduced. Be low the cap, fortunately for grace and locomotion, there may be a deep kilt ed flounce, which in fine materials flutters and waves gracefully with walking. But these are the pet extremes of the hour, and for those who want the sensible thing pray let me introduce a few pictures which show styles as pretty as they are reasonable. Though designed for misses, the mod els are appropriate for small women and the styles are all quite simple enough for home dressmaking. UNDERWEAR IS MADE NARROW Skirts Now in Demand Necessitate a Change in Cut of Under garments. The narrow skirts now in demand necessitate a further narrowing of un derwear to conform to the new linen. Drawers, of course, come under this heading, and various ingenious meth ods have bean devised to narrow them. They are made, for instance, on a yoke top, with wide, lace trimmed leg. Again, they open on the side, being edged with wide lace and fastened at the side of the leg with ribbons or buttons. And some are made with Knickerbocker band that fastens be low the knee and is finished with a rude, or are fitted with tucked tops. Altogether, the underwear one buys this fall should be purchased with an eye to its possibilities in connection with the empire gown. ' }•' ■ gad grammar, like bad language. Is always learned from the Neighbor's Children. i The combination of Russian coat and plaited skirt, shown In the Illus tration, represents an ideal style fpr a young girl’s street wear for both autumn and winter, for by wearing a warm little vest under the coat the dress would be suitable for any but the most frigid days. As pictured, the suit is made of a mannish goods in brown and red, with a little handsome embroidery and some fancy buttons on the bodies. The skirt is in seven gores, but as these are plaited and stitched at the top the effect is styl ishly narrow. This model will be found very good for lightweight serge or cloth or some novelty suiting or other, and instead of the embroidery used here a palm leaf Persian silk could be bought for the collar and cuffs and pipings of the bodice. A good wool, with trimmings of black velvet, would be substantial, and if one wants the latest touch she must respect velvet now. “FAIR APRON” MAKES A HIT Designed by Clever Young Woman Who Found No Further Space for Table at Fair. “The “Fair Apron” It is called by the clever young woman who is its origin ator. There being no further space for a table at the church fair in which she was anxious to help, she conceived the Idea of making a big, stout apron of denim, with plenty of spacious pock ets, and going around with it, selling Email toys to the visitors at the ba zaar. No Eooner thought than done. The apron was made of dark green denim, reached to the knees, and was pro vided across the base with three roomy pockets, made in the deep turn over of the hem by two straight lines of stitching. These divided the band into three divisions, which were trim med with a triplo row of narrow white braid. Two smaller pockets were made higher up. All of these pockets were hastily ornamented by pictures of Teddy bears, etc., outlined in thick white floss. The apron was fastened around the waist by two stout cords, which helped support its weight. So great was the success of this plan wdth the children who were too small to get near the big tables that the second day of the fair she was obliged to hang a tray around her neck to hold the further wares de manded of her! Novel Tunic Effect. A pretty idea for the finishing of a tunic, especially one of veiling or other soft material, is to slash the tunic in front, like an overskirt, and knot it loosely at each side, drawing It away so as to show’ a great part of the underskirt up to the knees. The knots are made about half way from the ankles and the tunic falls loosely below them. Of course, it is caught with a few stitches in back, to keep it in position. Shoes With Collars. They are a novelty in footwear. The shoes are high, to begin with, and buttoned. Around the top is a turnover piece of leather, called a “collar.” This collar is tied together with a cord and tassel, amusingly suggestive of a small necktie. The "collar is usually or a learner, contrasting in color or kind, or both, with the shoe. Hat Trimmings. Flowers are no more to be seen on the best Paris hats; feathers have entirely taken their place. Black and white ostrich plumes are first in fa vor, especially in the willow curl. Paradise aigrettes in the same shades are also popular with the Pa risienne, though fortunately most of our really well-dressed women refuse to wear feathers that are obtained at the cost of so much slaughter. Fancy Straw Baskets. Fancy straw baskets which so many of us accumulate can be put to a gra cious use by filling with fresh fruit and sending it to an invalid or to a friend starting upon a Journey. The artistic effect is enhanced by adding some of the foliage. Afraid to Come Out. “Did you read how Miss Akroyd of Boston remained in the water for more than five hours?” “No; what was the matter, did she tear her bathing suit?” Good (foliar Support. This new device consists of a tape pocket into which fits an ivory bone that slips out when the collar Is washed. The tape is sewn into the collar, and as it is turned over at either end it prevents the bone from digging into the neck. When once ad justed the boning of the collar gives no more trouble, as it is only the Ivories in and out The wldti of the tape is little over a quarter of an inch, so that is is only slightly perceptible through the.collar. Sizes vary from a quarter of an inch and range in length' from two inches to three and a half Inches. The Invention is high ly recommended. Winter Coats. The majority of the all-sorta-of weather coats are mannlBh things, really deserving to he called, ae they are, overcoats. They are made of fuzzy chinchilla (doth, or blanket cloth, with wide, but not gathered, sleeves, and big storm collars, usu ally of fur. The coat forma that re turn to the raglan sleeves are re garded as the aiuatfiet at present ■ STORAGE FOR GRAIN 1 *■ w Practical Granary With Several r Good Working Conveniences. Ohio Farmer Gives Interesting De scription of Building Constructed 8everal Years Ago—Gasoline Engine Valuable Adjunct. The granary on our farm was built In 1875, and we have found ft both practical and convenient, writes Lon Hurst of Ohio, In Rural New Yorker. It Is a timber frame, 20 by 30 feet, with 1C-foot posts and sets up from the ground about two feet The girths are 4 by 4 Inch oak scantling, the joist 2 by 8 inch gained two inches in the beams, leaving four inches above, which comes even with the top of the girths; in this way there is no chance Plsn ef a Grain Chute. for the floor to sag at the ends—it makes a perfectly tight joint. The siding is one foot whitewood boards; the entire height of the ends Is bat tened,-but only the upper half of the sides; the lower half is sawed to make about four-inch siding, thus leaving an air space for the corn which is on the first floor. At one end is a double doorway, seven feet. The second floor Is used entirely for small grain. There are 11 bins, six on one side, five on the other, each being 414 by 414 feet, 514 feet high, and holding about 100 bushels. The larger part of the floor can also be used for grain, and there is a grain chute in the center. At one end Is an elevator raised and low ered by means of a windlass It is simply a section of flooring with a rope attached at each corner ; these in turn are attached to two ropes which pass over the windlass. This is rath er tedious, and most of the grain is carried up the stairs, which are in one comer. There is a landing part way up. the stairs are wide and the incline easy of ascent, so this method Is not so bad, yet a great convenience; In fact this is about the only feature of the building in which we would care to make a change. This floor is well lighted by two good-sized win dows, one at each end. The grain chutes to the first floor can perhaps 'be better understood by the diagram. A, detachable portion; B. curved end of Iron which hooks Into staple and holds A In place; C, piece of board to prevent grain from leaking out at the sides; D, lever moved by means of a stick, to open slide E, which moves on points F and H; K nailed to joist; hooks at the bottom of A, on which to hang grain bags. When cleaning over grain, in stead of the wooden chute, I have can vas ones which can be ‘twisted in any direction to reach the top of the fan ning mill. There are on the first floor two com bins, four feet wide, one running the entire side, the other mot quite as long, as some of the stair space comes out of it. Beside, the fanning above mentioned is a feed mill, run by a gas oline engine, of which I will speak later. I have a small box holding 10 or 12 bushels; this being on rollers can be moved about, so it is not neces sary to draw from the bin every time the stock is fed. There is also a large box holding about 25 bushels fpr ground feed. When loading and un loading grain from the wagon, we use a scoop-board 20 Inches by-4;% feet; this makes a bridge wide enough for the grain-barrow, and thus facilitates unloading. The five horsepower gaso line engine we have had two years, and it is certainly a valuable adjunct to the farm. We use It for buzzing wood, but it was principally for shell ing com and grinding fed that I pur chased It. Before that we used a pow er requiring two teams and two men to drive them, though a good driver could manage both. We have a sta tionary iron roof for it, and Bides and ends which can be taken off, thua pro tecting the machinery from storms. The picture alBo showB the construc tion of the steps Into the granary. Cowpeas Tested. The varieties of cowpeas grown by the Indiana experiment station In the northern part of the state the past tour years were Early Black Bye, which yielded an average of 3,253 pounds of &ay and 12.1 bushels of grain per acre; .Michigan Favorite, 3,585 pounds hay and 13.5 bushels grain; Whippoorwill, 3,546 pounds hay and 12.2 bushels grain, and New Era, 3,719 pounds hay and 12 bushels grain. In the southern half of the; state, fcarly Black Eye yielded 2,346 pounds hay and 10.2 bushels pain; New Era, 2. 720 pounds hay and 9.2 bushels pain. Iron, 3,810 pounds hay and 7.2 bushel* pain, and Clay, *,779 pounds hay and 4.1 bualMls pate. - ^ ^ I ■ PEANUTS MAKE GOOD PROFIT Last Year's Crop Was Marketed tot About $36,000,000—Used for Fattening Hogs. The person who buys a nickel** worth of peanuts to munch at the ball game, to feed to the squirrels In the park, or to gladden the hearts of the klddleB at home, scarcely realizes that he has contributed to an industry that last year farmed a $1,000,000 crop, which, placed on the market In vari ous forms, reached the enormous sum of $36,000,000. But it is a fact! This little seductive nut—a resolu tion to "eat just one’’ is soon forgot ten—whose birthplace Is America, was, until comparatively recently, un appreciated, either as to the "money in it" or as a really nutritipus product Today the peanut plays an important part in pleasure, from the swell dinner party to the ever-present democracy of the circus, ball game or picnic. By far the largest part of the crop is consumed from the peanut stand, yet there are millions of bushels that go to the fattening of hogs throughout the south and the feeding of poultry, while the vines, often cured as hay, feed thousands of head of cattle and even old mother earth is nourished by the roots of the plant, which fur nishes nitrogen from the air. The result of all this is, that scien tists claim that the peanut, which in the past was not very highly regard ed, is the only food staple that will at ohce nourish man, beast, bird and field. It is the most nutritious of the whole nut family, rich in tissue build ing properties, containing glucose and carbohydrates—and is the cheapest. Beyond the shadow of a doubt it is first from both a dietary and economic otanilnnln# The fact of the matter is, the pear nut is about every way In a class by itself as regards price, average num ber fti pounds, edible part, waste and fat. Peanuts average about three hun dred and fifty to pound, at a cost of ten cents; the edible portion is 73.6, waste 26.4, and the amount of fat is placed at 80 per cent of the edible portion. ONE METHOD OF FILLING BAG One Person Can Accomplish Trick by Following Out Plan as Shown In Illustration. It very often happens that one wishes to fill sacks with small grain, apples, potatoes, etc., but has no one to help hold the bag. An excellent method of doing this is to procure an old wooden or metal bucket and knock out the bottom, says a writer in Popu I lar Mechanics. If it is a metal bucket, file the edges smooth to prevent its tearing the bag. Set the bucket in the mouth of the bag as shown in the illus tration and you will have no trouble in filling it. Dry Farming in Texas. Texas has suffered considerably this year from drought. If all the farmers of Texas had understood the funda mental principles of agriculture which have been enunciated and clarified and popularized by the development of dry farming, they would have spon taneously put these principles in modi fied form into practise this year to their individual benefit and the gen eral welfare. Besides there are thousands of acres in the state of Texas which are now idle and unproductive that could be made to yield a good revenue to the individual and to the state if cor rect methods were pursued. Cull Poor Layers. After the second year the hen'* value as a winter egg-producer less ens. Cull out the poor layers and give the prolific hens more room to work. Ducks and geese should never be kept with chickens. Rations for Cows. It requires a daily ration for a dairy cow containing about 29 pounds of dry matter. Of this 2.5 pounds should be protein, 13 pounds carbohydrates and % pound of fat The carbohydrates should be about 5.5 to 1 of protein. Feeding Cows. Feed liberally at this season, so that the cows will hold up in milk through the fall and into the winter. If they are allowed to decrease In milk flow now, It will be difficult to increase the flow later. The way one keeps bis fowls is gen* orally the way the fowls keep him. The day of crossing breeds is • thing of the past We now have utility pore breds. Work up a strain of hens that will lay. Save the eggB from the best lay* ers, and set them. It Is generally true that short legged fowls fatten a great deal more quickly than long legged ones. It to easier to keep fowla in good condition than to allow them to run down and then build up again. The fowls that are email for their age should go now. Their room la at more vafce than their company. The experienced poultryman breeds only from his best winter layers, It la then when pricee are at their beat, and profits are to be ooimted upon In the poultry buelnea* - V^v V * Cruise of World for Naval Cadets on a tour of the itlicity experts of it have been ex or the purpose of » recruit. Not all en to go, but they lhance and- those time will go the „ i the purpose to hi rery year to make tl iractive to young A le them to enlist Jr are required for tl ; of the fighting si tl go are the Con n Delaware, North D braska, Rhode Is is iana, South Caro li [ampshire, Mlnne s< Issippl and Idaho. T Ilia of destroyers, tl r Dixie, the gun b hospital ship So ls ship Culgoa. Many of tl lg men who will take their fl g voyage on the cruise are on iet as a direct re sult of up-to dvertising of the cruise by Ui m. He is not ashamed to advertise and does it well. He sets forth the attractions of the navy and the life of a sailor on a mod era ship as alluringly as a mine pro motor sets forth the merits of bis proposition. When this cruise was first an nounced, several months ago, the navy department Issued advertising matter to draw recruits. One of its most ef fective documents was a circular let ter, prepared at Washington, but sent out from the various recruiting sta tions. It was written In a heart-to heart style. The cruise meant, ac cording to the letter-writer, “that thousands of young Americans will have a chance to see the world and get paid for it. Do people who save for months or years to go abroad ever regret it? I want to ask you this im portant question: Are you willing to travel if you are well paid for it, or would you rather stay at home and read about it?” Naturally, when it is put up to him in that fetching fashion, the young man concludes that he would a good deal rather travel and get paid for it, and he hies to the nearest recruiting station and enlists. Long cruises cost a lot of money, but they bring in young men and the navy must have young men even if they do come high. Another heart-to-heart letter is ad dressed to the young man who is tired of his Job. “Perhaps you are un happy in your present job,” writes the recruiting officer. “Perhaps it doesn’t pay you enough. Perhaps there is no future to it. Perhaps your present work will never satisfy your burning ambition to win great success. Well, now if you want to change your job, I’d like to have a talk with you and tell you all about a bluejacket’s life In the navy.” If the young man isn’t tired of his job that letter is calculated to make him tired of it, and the navy gets an other man. Other appeals are made, but the cruise talks are what bring the best results. Put Under Bonds to Keep the Peace MEXICO is a striking illustration of the way modern business puts na tions under bonds to keep the peace. A naturally turbulent Latin-American republic, mainly Indian in blood, pays coupons on its government bonds to citizens of 21 nations. That is the number of countries represented last year. In 1907, coupons on Mexican government bonds were redeemed for citizens of 16 nations. Every country so interested, through its citizens, in the stability and hones ty of the Mexican republic, is an in fluence on the side of peace and or der in Mexico. In a very real sense the Mexican nation has 'given bonds to keep the peace by selling govern ment securities to foreigners living under many flags. Less directly, but still in ways that count heavily the sales of private property to foreign investors are also equivalent to giving bonds to keep the peace. In the last quarter of a cen tury American capital to the amount of not less than $1,000,000,000, accord ing to excellent authorities, has been invested in Mexican mines, planta tions, railroads and other Mexican property. European money has poured into Mexico in a similar stream. Of course, no Mexican government ever guaranteed the security or the profitableness of such investments. No government of any great power would undertake to collect from the Mexican people, as a nation, money to matte good tne Josses sustained oy Americans making unwise invest ments in Mexico. But every power which has many subjects who have staked money upon the stability of the Mexican republic, the justice and solidity of the Mexican government, and the general sanity and regard for business obligations of the Mexican nation, will exert more or less pressure upon Mexico if that country should ever default as a na tion or encourage its citizens to re fuse to pay their just debts. In the aggregate these forces brought to bear upon Mexico can be trusted to have a deep and wide influence there. Such international business bonds of peace are constantly becoming more important in many parts of the world Every year the financial and commer cial ties which knit the nations to gether increase in strength. Always the tendency of the times is toward the creation of closer international re lations and a surer sense of common Interest in the preservation of peace This is one of the widest and strong est forces in the development of mod ern civilization. It is one of the great agencies for good which shape the progress of the age. Business has many bills charge to its account, but there is no denying che vital and bene fipent influence which it exerts upon the international relations of the times. It brings knowledge with the growth of selfish interests in the reign of law and order throughout the earth. Men widen their outlook upon the world when they multiply their investments in distant lands. With knowledge comes good will, and good will aids the highest type of international progress. Bank Failures Due to Lax Examiners e radical of the iners, by to new Murray a per sonal investigation of conditions in all examination districts. In deciding upon this course of action the con troller says: \ “In almost every case of a national bank failure since I have been con troller the insolvency could have been averted had the national bank exam iner determined the true condition and reported his findings r me to force a correctb dnistra ticm of the bank1 * After citing 1 banks had offered excuses that they had been unable to learn in advance of a bank’s ‘ true condition, that offi cers and directors of banks would not correct conditions brought to their at tention, or any one of another dozen reasons, Mr. Murray in his statement says: “Many of the examiners state in their reports of examinations, forward ed to the controller’s office, that it is a hardship not only on the examiner but upon many of the members of the directory of country banks, to ask the various boards to meet with the ex aminer during the progress or at the close of the examination. “This investigation by the controller and his chief of the division of re ports is also an investigation into the methods employed by every national bank examiner, and upon seeing them make an examination of several banks and afterward holding a meeting oi the directors, he will be able to deter mine who of his examining force, if any, are inefficient” Want to Shorten ‘Long Green' Notes plates and that would bo much great er than the renewal of such ag wear oat On the other hand the experts reckon that a saving of $612,603 a year may he made by the reduction In size. The secretary will ask congress to conform the bank billB to the new di mensions at government charge for new plates. The work of so modifying the paper currency would require 18 months, so that no sudden appearance of the smaller notes can be expected. While engravers and printers might be busy, the scheme would pass Into an old story. The department hesitates to go for ward In the matter without public ap proval and Invites criticism and sug gestion. Tbs'clipping off of more than half an Inch In width and L28 Inch In length saves so much In paper ahd permits five notes instead of four to be printed on a sheet The guess how much longer the smaller note wiU laat than the present paper can be veri fied only by trial • ANOTHER WOMAN JURED By Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound Black Duck, Minn.—“About a year I wrote you that I was sick and could not do any of my housework. My sickness was called lietroflexion. When 1 would sit down I felt as if 1 could not get up. I took Lydia E. Pinkham’s J vegetable Com pound and did just as you told me and now I am perfectly cured, and have a big baby boy.” — Mrs. anna Anderson, Box 19, Black Duck, Minn Consider T1 .dvice. No woman should suomit to a surgi cal operation, which may mean death, until she has given Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, made exclusive ly from roots and herbs, a fair trial. This famous medicine for women has for thirty years proved to be the most valuable tonic and invigorator of the female organism. Women resid •_f _»_A_.11__J A_iw. lug in amiuisv cft/ij »«u wnu the United States bear willing testi mony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. It cures female ills, and creates radi ant, buoyant female health. If you are ill, for your own sake as well as those you love, give it a trial. Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass., invites all sick women to write her for advice. Her advice is free, and always lielpfuL Do if Now Tomorrow A. M. too late. Take a CASCARET at bed time; get up in die morning feeling fine and dandy. No need for sickness from over-eating and drink ing. They surely work while you sleep and help nature help you. Millions take them and keep welL 894 CASCARETS roc a box for a week's treatment, all druggisU. Biggest seller in tbe world. Million boxes a mouth. Money for Tuberculosis Work. The National Association for tne Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis gives forcible illustration of the way in which a small sum spent in educa tion has secured large appropriations from state, county, and municipal of ficials. The New York State Chari ties Aid association In the three years, 1908, 1909, and 1910, has spent in the up-state portion of New York about $55,000 in arousing the people to the dangers of tuberculosis. As a direct result of the public sentiment pro duced by this outlay, the state, coun ty, and municipal authorities have al ready appropriated for tuberculosis work $1,500,000 and appropriation* for hundreds of thousands of dollars are pending. Hundreds of hospital beds have been provided, and the associa tion already aims for ‘‘No Uncared-for Tuberculosis in 1915.” Thus, the National association says If $1,000,000 is realized from the sale of Red Cross seals, millions more will be added to it from the public treas uries. Last year 25,000,000 stamps were sold. It is aimed to sell four times as many this year. A Logical Landlord. Many a tenant will sympathize with the man in this story, from "the Phila delphia Record. He was renting a small house which the landlord had refused to repair. One day the owner came to see him. “Jones,” he said, “I shall have to raise your rent.” “What for?” asked Jones, anxiously. “Have taxes gone up?" “No,” the landlord answered, “but I see you’ve painted the house and put in a new range and bathtub. That, of course, makes it worth more rent.” Easy for Her. An extremely corpulent old lady was entertaining her grandchild at lunch 'eon when she found occasion to repri mand the little girl for dropping some food on the tablecloth. “You don’t see grandma dropping anything on the table,” she said. “Of course not,” replied the child; “God gave you something in front to stop it.” When it comes to giving uppercuts pugilists are not in it with barbers. When It’s “What for Breakfast?” Tty Post Toasties i Serve with cream or _JTL _I ___L— VTVIJ MivuiMV* of the family will say “rip pang” good. And don’t be surprised if they want a second helping. “The Memory Lingers** P «Hi Cw»l Ooap«Bj, Ut, Battl* CrMk, Utah. i . • •. '