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Building for Industrial Work to Be Dedicat ed June 16. STRUCTURE TO COST $18,000 Mr. Louderbough Advances $12,000 Without Interest to Make It Possible. ' " l A week from tomorrow is the date set for tfce dedications of the new quarters of the Newman Industrial Home and Mis sion on Johnston avenue, opposite No. 19 ■Public School. A committee Is busy pre paring an elaborate programme in order to make the event a memorable one. The order of exercises will be announced in a few days. The new home is located in a most de sirable part of the city. It will be a model structure when completed and a handsome addition to that section. Not in the eleven years that the mission has been in exist ence has it had a home of its own. Small and inadequate quarters handicapped the •workers very much. For several years it has occupied the building at No. 109 Grand street, formerly used by Hasbrouck In stitute. The new building is three stories high •with basement. It is of red brick and is well constructed. The interior, when completed, will have a dining room and laundry in the basement; chapel, office and reading room on the first floor. OX the second floor will be the superintend ent’s office and rooms and a dormitory. The third floor will be used exclueively as a dormitory for the men. It is estimated that the cost of the structure will be $18,000, including the cost of the lots. Of this sum Vice Presi dent Harry Louderbough has advanced *12,000. He has taken a mortgage for *9,000, without interest, and he allows the mission its own time to pay the money advanced. Mr. Louderbough is deeply in terested in the work. He has always been a heavy contributor to the work of re lieving the condition of the poor. The institution was founded by Mr. Newman in 1889 and quarters were estab lished on Newark avenue. The work be gan in a small way as an experiment. The project and plan of helping ment o re deem themselves met with the hearty ap proval of the public and contributions were received with which to continue the laudable enterprise. More room was needed, and when Hasbrouck Institute moved to its new quarters on the Heightst he Mission leased the building at No. 109 Grand street, near the parks. This building has been used for several years to carry on the work and the records show a very great increase in the bene fits the mission has bestowed on those who have shown a desire to ‘‘help them selves." Probably no charitable institu tion in the city carries on a ipore benefi cial plan of assisting men than the New man Mission, and the results worked out from this plan prove that it is the most desirable one of giving charity to the un fortunate. When the new home is ready for occu pancy, the official board proposes to branch out on a more elaborate plan of work. The mission will then be in a posi tion to look after double the number of persons that are being cared for at pres ent. The new building was begun in March and its construction has been rapid. It is hoped that the interior will be entirely completed in ten days. The old home w’M then be deserted. Mr. Joseph A. Dear is President of the Board, Mr. Harry Lou derbough Vice President, Mr. James H. Whyte Secretary, and Mr. Brice Collard President of the Ladies’ Board. NO FREE CONCERT LAST NIGHT Several thousand people were disap pointed through the failure of the "Bando Cupo” to give its Friday night free con cert on the City Hall plaza. Prof. Cupo's band was engaged morning, afternoon ■and evening in Brooklyn. The concerts •will be resumed on Friday nights here after unless no important engagement elsewhere prevents. People came from all parts of the city to hear last night’s promised concert and City Hall Custodian Datz was kept busy explaining the absence of the band last Bight. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas County, ss. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J Cheney & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of HALL’S CATARRH CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886. A. W. GLEASON, [Seal ] Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally gnd acts directly on the blood and mucous Surfaces of the eystem. Sertd for testi monials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hairs Family Pills are the best. I oCawyors - !===--—7 ■ 1 : ^Desiriny expedition, neat work and . • . accuracy ...... In tAo printiny of aw Work Should use the . , , prompt - delivery and moderate . . . . . . price service of the Jersey @ty ^/Jcws TO MARCH OR NOT TO MARCH i ___ The Fourth Regiment Is Trying to Decide the Great Question. MEN FAVOR THE TRAMP With Col. Smith Rests the Decision—Reasons for and Against. The Board of Officers of the Fourth Regiment discussed last night the ques tion of the regiment marching to camp next month. Nothing definite was set tled. Company commanders submitted | reports as to the attitude of the men. j All favored the march. The captain had been among the men to get their views on the matter. There are many obstacles to be over come before the plan can go through. In the first place the regiment would be forced to go from the armory on Thurs day, two days before the regiment will be required to -depart under ordinary con ditions. The march would take two days, which would bring the men to camp on j Saturday. The drawback to this plan is that there are many members of the regi ment who cannot afford to take two extra days off and there is little likelihood of the State paying the men for the extra days. But if enough men can be got to gether w'ho will march, those who cannot leave before Saturday will go by train. It is estimated that one-half of the men are for marching. An hour or more was taken up last evening in the marching. The opinions of the officers were in the main favora ble. Some of the officers oppose the march. They say the men will not pre serve order along the line of march and they will become boisterous as on one or two former occasions. The Long Branch shooting incident is related, also the more or less shameful march of Com pany A, eight years ago, under Captain Bumsted. Other officers are certain that when the regiment goes in a body the officers will be successful in keeping the men in check to prevent outbreaks or disorder. Colonel Smith has power to decide. He may make known his plans in a short time. He had little to say last evening on the subject but simply listened to the officers, who had talked it over with the men. ■Regardless of how they get there, the men are preparing for the camp work. All look forward with eager anticipation to the camp pleasures and the delights of the ocean front, the most beautiful camp in the country. The officers talked of the coming rifle contests and the feasibility of forming a revolver team. The best workmen in the world are members of the Fourth Regi ment. Now that the season has closed, the officers regard it as one of the most pros perous in the history of the regiment. All officers took a decided interest in the work. The membership list shows an increase and in sports and socially the results have been all that could be de sired. The inspection of the First Battalion last Monday night, by Inspector Bryant, brought to light the poor wrork of Lieu tenants Smith and Pullis of Company D. On them alone rests the blame for the wretched platoon work and Inspector Bryant intimated that these officers were guilty of very poor work in handling the men. Captain Gleason was held to be free from any blame for the company’s poor work at certain stages of the drill. In fact he was complimented for the clever manner in which he got his men out of some bad holes into which they had fallen through the mistakes of the lieu tenants. Captain Gleason had nothing to say to his men, as was erroneously stat ed, but he confined his remarks to his lieutenants, whom he advised to resign. NEWARK LIBRARIAN. Committee Appointed to Re commend One to the Trustees. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] NEWARK, June 8, 1901.—A regular meeting of the Library Trustees was held in the Free Public Library, in Washing ton place Thursday night. The terms of Mayor James M. Seymour, as President; Edward H. Duryee, as Treasurer, and the committees, were extended until January 1, 1902. The election of officers of the Library was to have been held in May, but owing to the Meeker act the election was post poned and' the terms of office were ac cordingly extended at last night’s meet ing. A committee consisting of Messrs. Dur yee, Howell and Poland was appointed by Mr. Taaffe, who presided, to recommend the names of persons for the position of Libarian. The Library is now without a Librarian, through the resignation of Frank P. Hall. There were no names mentioned for the place at Thursday night's meeting. The treasurer’s report showed $11,591.61 in the treasury. The finance committee recommended that bills amounting to $1,412.38 on the regular account of the li brary and $2,273.75 on building contracts be paid. The Library Committee recom mended that 5,000 copies, instead of 2,o00 copies, of the Literary News containing all the juvenile books in the children's room, be published. This was ordered done. While the meeting was going on a tele gram was received from Librarian Hall, which’Stated that the loving cup that had been presented to him the previous night was received with great thanks, and had already been put in use. A letter that had also been sent by Mr. Hill was read, in which he asked a receipt in full be given him for all the money he had given to the treasurer during his term of office. The Library Committee was authorized to accept bills for coal and to have other sundry repairs done throughout the building. HOBOKEN SCHUTZEN FEST. The thirtieth annual festival of the Ho boken Schuetzen Corps will open tomor row at the Union Hill Schuetzen Park. It will last two days. Prize shooting and bowling will be the principal features of the festival, yfhich will close with fire works. A parade through Hoboken Mon day evening will precede r trolley ride of the members and their fri a to the park in decorated cars. BACKACHE SHOULD WARN WOMEN. MISS LUCY ANNIE HEISER, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Miss Lucy Annie Heiser, a graduated aurse of nine years’ experience, trained and graduated from the Homeopathic Hospital of Minneapolis, Minn., ■writes as follows : Albert Lea, Minn., Nov. 8,1899. The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio: Gentlemen—“Although my school does not believe in patent medicines, I bave found it to be a fact that Peruna is a grand and valuable medicine. I have known it to cure Mrs. Sampson, suffering with an inflamed womb, aggra vated by malaria, after the doctors had failed to help her. Another of my former patients suffered with a complication of female diseases; she was so thin, nothing but skin and bones, but Peruna cured her and she is to-day In good health and good flesh. Facts prove that Peruna revives lost strength and restores to the sick that most wonderful blessing of life.—health. ’’ Lucy Annie Heiser. Prom Mrs. Amanda Shumaker, who has charge of the Grammar Department THE DUFFALO BUG. Compared to It the Grdlunrr Home Moth Is a law Aftlfiinc Citizen. The buffalo bug closely resembles the Iadybug. The latter are only two spot ted and always have beeu considered harmless. They are slightly larger thau the buffalo bug. which is a small, white, black and red beetle, oval in shape, but the two are very often mis taken for each ether. In our owu home buffalo bugs are supposed to be, as one cf the younger members of the family expressed it. "a new kind of lady-bug” and were left unmolested, greatly- to our regret later. It is not the beetle, but its larva;, that is so destructive. They feed almost entirely on woolens, while file food of the beetle is the pol len of flowers. The favorite haunt of the larva; is beneath the borders of carpets. They are wary little fellows, for if the carpet if lifted they will run rapidly to hide beneath tlie baseboards. After first killing all that can be found, the crev ices should he saturated with kerosene or gasoline to kill whatever young larvae may be secreted therein. Then fill the crevices with putty. We fill the deeper cracks between the baseboards and floor with a mixture of starch and paper. Take a quart of starcll, add a’ tablespoouful of alum and work enough paper into the mix ture to make it the consistency of put ty. This is best accomplished by mix ing the paper in with the hands like kneading bread. We have made the mistake of cutting the paper into too fine bits. Use a large sheet at a time of a single thickness. Fill in solid and smooth evenly with a broad bladed knife or trowel. This will dry hard and closely resemble papier mache. In drying, this mixture has the peculiar property of enlarging instead of con tracting, making, when dried, a solid filling. To make this method more efficacious, it Is well to have some one go into the cellar and wedge the sleep ers solid, or in a short time the floor may sink enough to afford other hiding places where the insects can harbor. Cedar oil, kerosene and gasoline are considered the surest remedies. No fire or lamp should be allowed in the room until the fumes of gasoline have disappeared and not until the windows have been thrown open long enough for a draft of fresh air to penetrate all parts of the room. We have grated dried calamus, sometimes called sweet ! Bag, over the floor when putting the carpets down and have had good re sults, but we find dried tansy leaves strewed beneath the carpets more ef fectual. The floor should always be thorough ly dry before laying carpets as a pre caution against the moth family. The buffalo bug or carpet beetle not only attacks carpets, but clothing and ar ticles made from animal tissues, such as bristle brushes, whalebone and shell combs. It is of a different nature from the ordinary house moth, which in comparison with the buffalo bug is a law abidiug citizen, says a woman cor respondent writing to The Prairie Farmer. Summer Hotel Fires. Summer hotels are frequent victims of fire, especially since they stand empty and often are left virtually ungardcd after the closing of the season^ From a recently completed list it appears that during the years 1898, 1899 and 1900, the total loss was $693,564.16, and the totai insurance paid $455,131.53. There were sixty-three fires in all, of which thirty, nine involved the entire destruction of the property or total loss to the insur ance companies.—“Fire and Water." A Veteran Guide. A man nanjed Klucker, in Silpaplana, has just,celebrated his twenty-fifth anni versary as a mountain guide. In this quarter of a century he has made no less than 3,000 tours, with but one unim portant accident to himself. Next sum mer Klucker will accompany the well known Matterhorn climber. Whvmper. on a trip among the high Canadian . mountains.—Exchange. AMONG Ttit. STRAWBERRIES Deft Ways of Hullirig and Washing, Co:i Ilijrti Colored Berries Only. Annually at the arrival'of the small fruit season there are a number of things which it would benefit house keepers. especially the inexperienced, to knew, as, for instance, the best ways of hulling, washing and canning strawberries. Coed Housekeeping fur nishes the following information on these points from such good authority as Mrs. Emma P. Ewing: Strawberries, except in rare eases, re quire rinsing cr washing to free them of dust and grit, and, as they are much more easily hulled when dry than they are after being wet and are less liable to become bruised in the operation of bulling and washing, I prefer, although contrary to the usual custom, to re move the hull before rinsing or wash ! ing the berries. Iu doing so 1 find these excellent methods to follow: To hull strawberries take each berry between the thumb-and fingers of the left hand, gather up the hull and stem with the thumb and forefinger of the right baud and remove them with a gentle twist. If done carefully, the berry wilt be left unbruised and unin jured in tlie least. To wash strawberries use an earthen bowl, larger at the top than at the bot tom, that will hold at least a gallon. Fill the bowl two-thirds full of cold water. Slip the berries carefully from the plates upoii which they were laid when hulled into the water and lift ind stir them gently with the hands so as to free them of dust and dirt. Poui ofif the dust and light dirt that rise to the surface of the water and with the hands lift the berries into a flat bot tomed sieve arid let them drain a few minutes. If more than a quart of ber ries are to be washed, pour those in the sieve into a dish and wash the re maining berries in a similar manner. To can strawberries, after the ber ries have been hulled and washed, crush one-fourth of them, strain out the juice and put it into a preserving kettle. To each pint of juice add a pint of granulated sugar and half a pint of water. Let it simmer 20 minutes; take from the fire and remove the scum. Fill glass cans with the remaining ber ries and set them on racks or rests in a boiler containing sufficient warm wa ter to cover the racks. Pour the pre pared sirup over the berries until the cans are completely filled. Screw on the caps of the cans loosely; add hot water to that in the boiler until it comes half way to the tops of the cans. Put the lid on the boiler; let the wa ter boil half an hour, screw the caps tightly on the cans, cover with a towel to prevent exposure to the cold air, re move from the boiler and set away to cool. When they become perfectly cold, tighten the caps, wrap the cans In paper to protect them from light, and keep In a cool, dry closet. In many fruits color ancl flavor are intimately associated and seem almost inseparable, and when such fruits lose their color by cooking they in a large measure lose their flavor also. This is especially true in regard to strawber ries, several varieties of which bleach out so much in either canning-or pre serving that they become practically both colorless and flavorless; hence only high colored strawberries-should be selected for such purposes. Red Reims For Drivlmjf# There are always new ideas and new fads Introduced every spring*forriding and driving In the country. The latest, which is one that will be seen in New port this summer, is to have bright scarlet reins and scarlet rosettes in the horses’ ears, says The New Idea Maga zine. The biggest fur. fairs are at Leipzig, in Germany, and Nijni Novgorod, in Russia. At the latter place *4,000,000 worth of furs change hands each year. - >4* ; H"-;11 1 ■ —:-——...-= of the Public Schools, of Columbia City, Wash., also Past Orand of Independent Order of Oood Templars. Dr. Hatmaa received the following letter: Columbia Citt, Wash. “I can speak only good words of the repeated benefits I have had from the use of Peruna. “Too constant application to work last winter caused me to have severe bead and backache and dragging pains. I could not stop my work, neither was I fit to go on. Reading of the bene ficial results from the use of Peruna I purchased a bottle and within a few days after using it, began to feel better. “I constantly improved and before the seventh bottle was completely used, all pains were gone, my strength was re stored, and I now seem ten years’ younger. “If I get tired or feel bad, Peruna at once helps me, and I feel you deserve praise for placing such a conscientious medicine before a suffering public.” Mrs. Amanda Shumaker. Mattie B. Curtis, Secretary Legion of Loyal Women, Hotel Salem, Boston, Mass., writes: “I suffered tor over a year with general weakness an d debility, mani fested especially In severe back ache and head ache. “My physician -- prescribed differ- Mattie B. Cnrtis. eat medicines, none of which seemed to help me any until a club associate advised me to try Peruna, as it cured her of constitutional headache and stomach troubles. I at once ordered a bottle and before it was used, felt greatly improved. “I have taken four bottles and for two months have been entirely free from these maladies. Several of my friends are using Peruna with beneficial results, especially in cases oi troubles with the kidneys and other pelvic organs, to gether with weaknesses peculiar to women.” Peruna is a specific for the catarrhal derangements of women. Address The ‘Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio, for free book on catarrh written by Dl« S. B. Hartman. smnsliatlca or tin* Ser.aos. A very handsome sunshade is made In black satin de chine with three full flounces of black chiffon closely gath SOUS UWELIi VABASGCS. ered and edged with a biack satin hem stitched border. Above the flounces there, is a very pretty handkerchief square of cream lisse ornamented with a design in ivory white lace applique. A dainty sunshade is carried out in white satin de Chine, witli an effective trimming of black chiffon and black cluny lace applique. Quite an uncommon parasol has a natural thorn stick and a handle in bis cuit colored wood. It is carried out in ivory white glace, with a border of pale green stripes. For ordinary use plainer styles will be tlie mode, such as those covered with tucked glace silks in reds, inauves or any other color, the sticks of the same exact hue, finished off with a dainty bow of ribbon. — ; Note* From The Southern Jeweler. i Chain bracelets—wide straps of wire i in finest links, with keyless padlocks— j furnish an attractive novelty. Very chic for summer use will be ' white cardeases dotted around the edge with spinels or turquoises. Of heart shaped pendants and lock ets people seem never to grow weary. * The diamond bow brooch with drop pearl pendant remains always a safe and fashionable design to buy. A very pretty sash brooch shows a turquoise framed by two golden ser pents, each resting its head on the stone. A long, narrow, open diamond fur nishes a pleasing new shape in hair brooches. Prettiest of single strand necklaces are the opal or turquoise matrix beads. Paris fashions make prominent the gold and silver tags. .__ Square and triangular light walking sticks, silver mounted, are the latest swell fad for men. Flow and frou frou around the feet, a soft, clinging and graceful style, make the fashionable skirt. The straight fronted, unstiffened, flexible corset of the moment aids in reviving the charming empire fashions. Once again will preference be given to the real cotton frock, and the old fashioned prints take us away back to the ingenue days of the fichu and sim ple rose. Shirt waists are returning to the old fashioned bishop sleeve, made small, however. The low coiffure has arrived-with all the necessary accompaniments of curls and puffs. Very round and flat, trimmed with flowers and a black velvet bow which falls on the hair behind, is-the-popular hat. Loulsine silk is in- great favor for summer gowns, and these are tucked from bust to knee. There is In all seaside things a mild rage for green. Lawn will be a very favorite material this Mummer. The best leopard skins come from China, and are worth as much as 3300 apiece. In Woman’s World. "Every now and then," said the happily married woman, looking up irately from her Sunday newspaper, “some harmless smarty tries to prove in print that men no longer esteem youth and beauty in woman, but are captivated either by the charm of intellectual sympathy or mag netism. "Of course,” she went on, "this is very welcome and encouraging news to the un married woman who has drifted on the shady side of thirty, but the statement is as rash as It Is untrue. "How do I know it? Why, by my own experience, and by the confessions of many of my married women friends. She who has made a love match with the right kind of a man finds out soon enough that a large part of his devotion is de pendent upon his estimation of her ap pearance. You may say if you like, on looking at some women who have married fortunately, that they are both passe and exceedingly ugly, but don't make the mistake of thinking that they appeared so for one moment to the men who want ed them for wives. “Now, mind you, I am talking about love matches, which, according to my philosophy of life, are the only marriages, and I've seen men desperately in love with very ugly women. These are rare cases, of course, but they do exist and invariably the man is color blind, nor does he love that ugly woman until he is con vinced in his own mind that she is both fresh and fair. “ 'Ware the man, I say, who can look | at his wife with a coldly critical eye that sees all her wrinkles and gray hair, who keeps count of her birthdays and realizes her age and infirmities. When he weds with no delusions as •to her appearance his romantic, attachment for her is as dead as a door nail. He may go on re specting and esteeming and all that, but he absolutely has no kind of sentimental emotion about her any longer. “The man who loves his wife in the years that follow the honeymoon chose her in the first instance because he was conceitedly convinced that she was the most beautiful houri of her srx. and to him she remains just as fresh and just as fair as in the day3 in which he courted her. So long as he fo'dly loves, he cannot see any change in her appearance. He will deeply resent. any reference to the wife of his bosom as an old woman and will sharply contradict her if she care lessly gives the number of her years. Mv husband grows so vexed if I mention me respecrab’e list of my b’lHhdays that I now' maintain a demure s’lence when age« are the subject of confession. and I feel reassured that no shadow has crossed h:s affection for me when every now fine then he admits, that as far as he can see. I’ve rot changed a hair since the days when we honeymooned together. “So strongly do §orr.e iner. I know fee.1 on this point that their wives are abso lutely forced to use cosmetics in o:der to give something like a decent semblance of foundation to their husband's flattering convicticrii. One delightful old latiy of my acquaintance wrould. if left to her own de vices, enjoy the dignities of her white hair and .wrinkles, but her husband won t have it. To his partial eye and devoted heart she is still twenty-two, in spite of such discrepancies as a raft of grand children. and he made such a rurapu. about what he called her prematurely gray hair that she now gilds her vener able locks and uses rouge. “Though she rather fears what the ir reverent public may say and think, she has the comfort of knowing that she is satisfying the pride of her elderly spouse, who is entirely content with her appear ance, and is touchingly oblivious of the rouge pot, peroxide bottle and blax.c uo petle that stand frankly shoulder to shoulder on the washstand beside her tooth powder and pomade. ‘‘Some women there are so dense and unfeminine as not to realize the eternal charm that vouth and good looks possess for men. They don't know that in every man’s loye for his wife a let of vanity is mixed, vanity in displaying great taste in his choice, and vanity in owning the best of its kind. Such a woman, when she marries a man who is at all fastidious on this point, is apt to grow old early, to become careless and frumpy, as well, and then she sits down in dust and ashes to wonder helplessly why her hitherto adoring mate has cooled in his ardor. “Perhaps, poor man, he hardly knows himself, but the brutal truth is, being a man he has grown hurt, disgusted • and chilled to see that after all he has for a wife an old and ugly woman—a woman he continues to admire for her talents and respect for her virtues—but love—never again.” • * . Unlike other governments, ours makes no extra allowance for the living ex penses of its representative, says the "Woman’s Home Companion.” Thus it is that many times an important foreign mission has been declined—for financial reasons—by the ablest statesman to whom it was proffered. If one accepts such a post he naturally feels in duty hound to live up to the standard set by his prede cessors, and this usually means that he must have a large private fortune to draw upon. There have been a few instances •where such positions have been held by men unable to maintain great establish ments, hut who have unwisely attempted it by incurring obligations which they could not meet, thus bringing themselves and their government to humiliation. Diplomatic agents are without the pale of the common law of the countries where they are stationed, and if bills are left unpaid creditors have absolutely no re course. There Is a large financial advantage to a diplomat If he Is a bachelor, for It Is then understood that he has no special obligations In a social way. If he be per sonally popular he will be overwhelmed with invitations, but need never Issue any In return except to such small parties of friends as he may care to entertain In his chambers or at a restaurant The most of the diplomatic corps, however, are married men, for their governments know that upon the social administration by the mistress of the household depends in no small part the success of the offi cial side of the residency. A diplomatic residence in any of the larger European capitals may easily mean an annual expenditure of from forty thousand to fifty thousand dollars. Only rich men are therefore eligible to these posts, and thus a false standard of wealth Is being raised aa a test for diplomatic preferment. It la likely that before long our government will Jease and furnish permanent houses for its ambasadors and ministers in the principal foreign coun tries, and this will go a long way toward correcting a grave fault in the present system. Our ambassador to St. Peters burg had to do house hunting for six months, and was almost in despair of finding a suitable residence. As it is he pays more in rates than even the am bassador in London, and it is said that the rental is more than a thousand dol lars a month. • * • The first thing to be decided in a flower garden is the contour and size of beds. Often this is predetermined by the shape of the lot; still, beds should follow the curves of paths, as plants rarely look well if grown in straight lines. Curves are not always possible to se- 1 cure, and, after all, shape is merely a question of taste. Consider the garden and lawn as a whole, trying with fine eye of imagination to see the garden in all its summer luxuriance. An uninterrupted lawn-vista is one of the beautiful things of nature; though, if one desires a brill iant bit of color, to break it with a bed of golden leaved salvia or one of Mme. Bruant geraniums would be striking. A decidedly tropical effect can be se cured by using the bronze foliaged ricinus in mass, surrounded by glowing scarlet cannas, says “Harper’s Bazar.” If one is fortunate enough to have li lacs, syringas, or the pretty barberry bushes grouped near the edge of the gar den or lawn, here will be the very nook for the fragrant lily-of-the-valley and the lovely amaryllis. Poppies and delicate larkspur all thrive admirably among the hardy shrubs. In planning borders, place tall growing varieties in the background; for this, cannas, with their orchidlike bloom, or the amaranthus may be used. The double dahlia is particularly effective used in this way. As soon as the ground can be worked, the soil must be spaded and turned, that the spring sunshiiie' may warm it suffi ciently before seed sowing. * * * Not so many years back the children's playroom received little thought and at tention beyond its being sunny and clean. It was frequently the repository of all the odds and ends of broken down furni ture and things that were not nice enough to be placed elsewhere. How different is the case today! In the first place the child of wealthy par ents has two nurseries instead of one; one to be used as a playioom, the other for a bedchamber. The services of great artists are engaged to design the wall decorations and the furnishing so that everything may be in keeping and thus educate the artistic sense of its small occupant. Here is a description of two depart ments lately comp’ ed for a small aristo crat:—The. day nursery is a bright, sunny room, with raftered ceiling and quaint windows decorated by famous artists, with painrings of farm yard subjects, which supply an everlasting fund of ] amusement. The furniture is artistic, yet simple and strong in its construction. The night nursery, as it is called, is fitted in dull oak, paneled wTith studies of morning, noon and night. A band of grotesque Noah's Ark drawings run around the walls; and are continued on the wardrobe fittings, which are conven iently built into the room. The railed oaken cradle and chair to match accord well with the other sur roundings and make this room one for healthful sleep and happy play. . * . As a means of self support millinery work appears unusually attractive. It cer tainly,is not laborious, and to the proper ly trained woman is very lucrative. Capa ble trimmers arc paid from eight to for ty dollars a week, while artistic designers who study t!ie work as an art, may com mand almost any salary they ask. Then those who open establishments, if even a single room in a private dwelling, are as sured of large returns for a small capital investment. For girls who do not need to be self-supporting it is a most useful accomplishment, besides giving them something to fall back upon should occa sion require it. Philadelphia is fortunate in having one public millinery school of eminent stand ing. For those who cannot attend this, however, there is the resort of millinery instruction by mail, which, it is asserted, has proved quite successful. A Chicago correspondence school has specialized on this particular art, and promises that any woman of taste and intelligence can suc cessfully master millinery by console 1 tious study of the carefully prepared les sons. The rudiments of the study run something like this: First of all there is the hat foundation, with the treatment of plain trimming for plain hats following. Making and trimming shirred winter hats and small velvet hats is still more ad vanced work. Draping straw hats and bonnets and the trimming of shirred hats, with the bracing of leghorn hats, receive I careful attention. Mourning bonnets form 1 a natural division of millinery by them selves. The making of bows, and the different shapes and their names, is a whole book in itself. Of course the com bining of colors and artistic disposition of trimming, which marks the handiwork of the distinguished milliner, completes the work. The powers of wise appreciation of woman should be cultivated to include more than the children in the home, says ■‘Ledger Monthly.” The brother or hus band or father, who fights the battle of life, may need the helpfulness of sym pathy and proper appreciation more than imagined. No man boldly asks for it; that Is beneath his sense of pride; but ho needs it and welcomes it. The wife who gives it ungrudgingly by entering Into the difficulties of her husband’s toil an 1 worry proves a more important factor in his development and ultimate success than she might be if she labored side by side with him at the desk, in the shop, or in the field. Woman’s mission in life Is to encourage and sympathize; to show forth her steady confidence in the ultimate success of those she loves to share with her hus band, father or brother the troubles and difficulties that constantly beset all in the struggle for existence; in short, to appreciate the spirit of every effort put forth i» the right cause by giving praise •where needed, and blame, it may be,when demanded. Discouragement has been the rock on which most men have failed. Many men have succeeded simply be cause their wives-have afiBteci&wu .their worth, realized the peculiar weak and strong qualities in them, and have theii steadfastly encouraged them to continu ous effort. They were not allowed to fail, because they were told that they pos sessed qualities that would m the end win. The world often falls to appreciate** the value of a man because it has no time to stop and discriminate, but ffce wife or mother who thus fails falls short of her highest gift, her greatest oppor tunity. ,1 • * * rth In the development of a girt colony ring New York it often happens that the bers, as they grow busy with other thinJ'jan* leave more and more to the manat and until finally she has virtual charge ot matters, temporal and financial, relatl ,g to the community life, says ‘‘Ainslee’s Magazine.” Her board Is too small re muneration for the work she does, and she becomes a paid housekeeper, and establishes a new kind of git] Colony in which one person has all thw responsibil ity, leases the apartment or apartments, and takes the risk of losing or gaining by the venture, while the others pay a certain fixed sum and escape all the care keeping Implies. These permanent house holds, w-hose existence depends on one sta ble person rather than on a fluctuating group of young women, are particularly convenient for girls who are to remain in New York only for a year or two, and who consequently do not wish to buy the stock in trade that housekeeping requires. The cost of the original outfit Is difficult to determine. It depends largely on the ambition of the group and the skill of their buyer. Subsequent expenses are also variable, but the following table of expenses is as nearly typical as possible of the household expenditure for a month of eight girls in two apartments, living comfortably, and settihg the kind of table they would have at home:— Rent for two apartments at 335 each 370.00 Meat 32.00 Groceries, butter, eggs and vegeta bles .. ... 34,00 Fish, clams, oysters, etc. 4.50 Milk.;._.. 8.00 Ice . ............ 2.50 Gas, for cooking, 31 to 36.50, or coal and kindling. :.___ 36.60 Household washing, not including personal pieces. 12.00 Extras of various kinds .............. 5.00 Total . ,...,...3174.50 People who take pride In even thw least bit of a rose garden are fondly watch ing the development of the tiny green buds which in a few short weeks will unfold into beautiful flowers. Your suburban resident takea a stroll around the lawn every morn ing, observing the progress of the rose hushes, and his careful spouse exer cises anxious surveillance over them. And now it is that unceasing watchful ness is needed to protect the rosea from an insidious and dangerous enemy. The name of this enemy U Aphis, and he belongs to the well-known family of Aphidae. Aphidae, by the way, is liatin for plant lice. The family 1a not unin teresting by any means, hut is exceeding ly destructive. You take a casual glance at your rose hushes and they appear in flourishing condition, hut if you carefully pry apart the tips of the close-shut leaves inclosing each hud you will find within numerous tiny green- specks, each one an aphis. If you are entomologically curious you can observe (with a magnifying glass) the perfect structure of the tiny insects, their long, curling antennae and the fact that some are winged, some wing less. If yotl are a true florist you will kill them at once, with some muttered remark about pests. Sprays of various kinds are recommended for destroying the Aph-idian legions, 'but really the safest plan is just to pick them off the rose bushes by hand. Fortunately the florist has a valuable auxiliary in the lady-bird, which find# Its appropriate food in the aphis, and thereby materially aids in keeping down that pro lific species. An interesting fact connected with these small plant lice is that they distill a fluid called honey dew or aphis sugar, and that is “so grateful to ants' that in order to receive it, they tend the aphides Ilk* milch cows." • • . Cut flowers, though universally em ployed, are seldom treated as they ought to be, so here are a few hints for those who like to keep their blossoms fresh as long as possible. First of all, they shbuld be put into some large receptacle and sprinkled freely with water all over. Only after this pre liminary operation is it wise to transfer them to the several pots they are to occupy. They ought to be taken out every morning, sprinkled as on the first day, the tip of the stem then being cut off, and fresh water, flowing smoothly from a tap, should be allowed to run over the stalks, holding the flowers head down ward. Finally, and herein lies the principal secret of success, the water in the vases may be “doctored” in this maaner:—Mix thoroughly together a tablespoonful of finely shredded yellow soap, enough chlor ide of sodium to cover a florin, and half a pint of water. Put a portion of this mixture Into every receptacle and fill in the usual way. A pinch of borax In each one will pre serve all the coloring of the most brilliant flowers, and by renewing the supply of the above solution every two or three days the flowers will last for a couple of weeks or more. Palms and all foliage plants must be carefully but moderately watered, washed, put outside dally for a bath of air and sunshine and must not be stood in draughty places. . * . When we enter a home among the Brut things to attract our attention are th# pictures, and from them we can read the taste—or lack of it—of the lady of the house, for they give u» the keynote to her character. If we find gaudy chromes and cheap oil paintings made by “lightning artists’’ wo 1 now at once that reBnement is lacking in that home. Pictures should be select ed always with an eye to the surround ings in which they will be placed, nays the “Woman’s Home Companion.” If ihe house is very large and hand some and money is of no consideration, then, of Course, oil paintings by the best artists are preferahle. People of moderate incomes who wi3h tasteful homes should choose water colors engravings or tchings if they can he af foraed. Artists’ signed proofs are most desirable, but no better titan good copies, with the exception of the signature, which is supposed to add value.