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Rnin Coats in Vngno.
The rain coat of cravenette, storm proof covert or Venetian cloth or tweed has replaced to a great degree the mackintosh and waterproof, and is, when well tailored, a jaunty and styl ish garment, whether with or without a cape. An odd shade of grayish green and all the tan shades are popular for this kind of garment, the collar of which is usually faced with velvet or heavy silk. Many tailors call these coats raglans, even though they do not exhibit the regulation raglan sleeve. Enrly Morning Exrcle. If you rise early and feel like taking / exercise before the other members of ■ the family are ready for breakfast, you can safely do so only if you eat something before starting. It need not , be a substantial breakfast, which is best postponed until you return, but it must be something that will stay on your stomach and prevent your get ting ill. A glass or two of milk and some bread and butter will suffice. Then, when you return, you sit down with a good appetite to a hearty meal. To exercise with the stomach empty is almost certain to result in a fee'ing of "goneness," which the subsequent breakfast fails to relieve, and the chances are that during the entire day there will be a dull, stupid feeling af fecting you. Exorcise before break fast is an exploded theory; it is sel dom, if ever, beneficial.—American Queen. The DowHtrer fjucon of Italy. "The Pearl of Savoy" is the beautiful . nickname by which Queen Margherita V is known by the people who became her subjects when she married the late King Humbert of Italy. How great was that love was demonstrated some years ago when the king and queen celebrated their silver wedding Al though her majesty was 50 years old on Nov. 20, she remained so young in appearance that until her great trouble came she invariably dressed in white. One day, however, site bethought her self that she was growing too old for her favorite color, and told the king so. He replied; "We will hold a coun cil on the question," and in a few days afterward a box arrived for the queen containing nothing but white dres3, which was the king's decision in the matter. Women Wear Blackbird*. Now bird slaughter is held account able for the diminution of the rice crop of the United States. Every woman who wears a Texas blackbird of the . kind known in that state as a jackdaw a on her hat may make up her mind that \ she is responsible for damage to a part of some unfortunate rice grower's crop. This Is bocause these blackbirds feed extensively on crawfish. And the craw fish are the curse of the rice fields, be cause rice is grown in water-covered bottoms, where the crawfish find it easy to swim among the rice stalks, which they love better than anything else. They cut the stalks down with their powerful nippers, and even afew of the crustaceans do an enormous amount of damage. It is almost impos sible for man to fight them, owing to the conditions. But the big black birds destroy them wholesale. Now, if women wear these useful birds on their hats they help to dam age what Is promising to bo one of the great industries of the United State 3 for in a few years this country will not only produce enough rice to satisfy the entire domestic demand, but thai it will be in a position to export a largo r amount. An Inrilnn Girl at Radcll(YV>. An interesting member of the pres ent freshman class at Radcliffe is the young Indian girl known as Miss i.ucy Nicola, but whose Indian name is Wah ta-Waso, of the tribe of the Paunawab sklks, or Penobscots, of Maine. Her entrance into Radcliffe was made the easier for her through the influence of Montague Chamberlain, for many years the recorder of the Lawrence scientific school of Haivard. Miss Nicola has been his stenographs- and typewriter for some time. Mr. Cham berlain had an ancestor who had a ro mantic experience with Miss Nicola's tribe, being a prisoner in their hands for some time, and saved from slaugh ter for his bravery, and finally helped ■1 to escape by the women of this tribe. . For this reason, as well as interest in X Indian lore for its own sake, Mr. Cliam f borlain has spent much time among the Maine Indians for many years, busying himself in studying their folk lore, history and languages. He has made his headquarters at Old town, and in this way came to know Miss Nicola's family, was Interested in the young girl, who was educating herself and offered to take her to Boston un der his protection, so that she might have opportune for study. 3he ac cepted the offer in part, but insisted on earning her living, and so became a stenographer and typewriter. Sho is a bright girl and very ambitious.— Springfield Republican. IThv rocket Ilitmfkerclilrffl Am £qnnre. It Is not generally known why pocket handkerchiefs are always made square. The reason 13 interesting. In the year 1784, on the 23d of Septem ber, a decree was issued by the King of France ordering that the length of If all the pocket handkerchiefs made in the kingdom must be equal to the breadth, and since that time pocket handkerchiefs have been made in the shape of a square all over Europe. Apropos of linen lore a most In structive little booklet, just brought out, gives a comprehensive history of linen, ancient and modern. More than 400 years ago the cultivation, spin ning and weaving of flax gave employ ment to many of the world's Inhahi tants. Until the establishment of spin ning mills In 1828 the scutched flax was spun Into yarn by the farmers' wives and daughters, which was after ward replaced by a spinning wheel worked by the foot. Now these are employed more for ornament than use and have been superseded by new methods. Tho German linen trade dates back to A. D. 500, and Russia, Norway and Sweden have not been neglectful of their linen manufactures. Ireland, being able to grow the flax and spin the yarn and weave and bleach the linen, has always taken a first place in this industry, even as far back as Henry 111. In William lll.'s reign an act was passed to per mit its import into England, and the trade has gone on and prospered ever since.—New York Commercial. Maid of Honor's New Duty. Apropos of weddings, the maid of honor has a tnird duty as well as those familiar—that of holding the bouquet of the briae at the altar and helping her to put on her traveling dress. The new duty has considerable responsi bility along with it and an opportunity for the use of tact It is no less a mat ter than this—seeing that the bride receives the gifts which she truly wants. The maid of honor begins long be fore the invitations are out to make mental and penciled notes of the pro spective bride's preferences. When she has a list of respectable length she shows it casually to one of their mu tual friends who has not the least Idea what to give. More than likely the friend will come upon one article in the list which it Is especially pleasing to him or her to present There is some elastic agreement made between the friend and the maid of honor, and the friend goes shopping in a giad spirit. The hunt is not for a vague and probably undesirable article, but for something of a nature known to please tho taste and needs of the bride. It may be a particular picture which long has been desired, a chair or table of especial shape, a peculiar lamp, some coveted porcelain, glass or silver for the table, or a quantity of fine linen. Is it a rug? Then what are the colorings desired? All suspicion of indelicacy is re moved from the arrangement by hav ing the maid of honor for a go-be tween. The matter of price often can be left to the donor of the gift. Ihus, a wrought iron lamp may cost 85, i r $25. And so may a desk of bird's-eye maple. | One collection of presents made in this new way was a remarkably taste ful display. There were no duplicates, and tho silver and glass included near ly all of the essentials. There was not even one of those dreadful nameless oddities in silver of which a well known bride says that she receivei a trunkful. And this because friends desired to give something unusual. The new method, which consults the bride's wishes, is more satisfactory all around. And the element of surprise -is not taken away from the bride's pleasure Even should she know the name of her .gifts in advance, she cannot be sure how they may look. Nor need she hear much about what is coming, If the maid of honor uses care in her notes and questions.—Margaret Daw. in Now York Press. ift§Pi: Mirror velvets are said to be crowded out by the popular panne for many purposes, but the latter has its specific usc3 and is not to be ousted. One of the realistic brooches shows a red berry, a raspberry, perhaps, be tween two green leaves, upon one of which glistens a diamond dew drop. Choux made of black chiffon are much in vogue, and ribbons in pastel shades are also made up into pretty knots and long ends, to be w wn on the corsage. Fancy buttons arc seen on some of the now gloves, and If you would have the modish thing, wear gun metal col ored suede gloves with l-hinestone but tons with your black gown. If one is not satisfied with gun met al there are the hatpins with baroque pearl heads, these covered with mi nute little points being much used for this purpose. Some of them are in colors, and they are altogether up to date. Shirring is seen again on waists and costumes made of satin, velvet and chiffon. The shirrs are drawn up to form yolks, or the material is gathered lengthwise in series of loose puffs. The latter effect is especially advantageous to slender figures. A new coat has an extremely long "postillion" back curving away from a short front or cut squarely off at the : waist line on the sides. Some of these coat tails reach nine or ten inches below the waist. This mode is seen j both in independent coats and in suits. In place of the conventional em broidery and stitching on silk waists there are to be seen on some of the new ones cloth applications-in curves, crescents and sabochans of a different j shade from the silk. Cloth flowers j are also set upon mousseline and [ gauze waists. To Clean Cut Glim*. Experts in cut glass advocate the following as the best means of clean ing. Wash the glass thoroughly with warm soap suds and cover with saw dust. As soon as the sawdust is dry, brush the article very carefully with a soft brush, reaching all the crev ices. It will come out as clear and sparkling as a bubble fresh from the pipe. I'rolonsrlnjff 1 he Use of Velvet. The use of velvet that has been marred beyond restoration by the usu al steaming process may be prolonged for ordinary wear by "mirroring" it. Place the velvet on an ironing board, and with a flatiron that is not hot enough to burn the fabric press it carefully in the direction of the nap. As long strokes as possible should be taken with the iron to avoid leaving marks. It is a good idea to sew a piece of cloth on each end of the vel vet in order to have something to hold while the work is being done. Care In Cleaning: Oil Fainting*. No one who does not understand all about colors should attempt to clean an oil painting, for it is easy to re move with it part of the painting it self. The inexperienced person can, however, clean an oil painting safely in the following manner. Remove the picture from its frame, lay it flat and cover with a cloth moistened with rain water. Repeat until the dirt on the picture has been removed by the cloth, or till it is so softened by moist ure that it may be wiped off easily with a soft sponge. Then let the pic ture dry, when it should be gone over carefully with a piece of cotton wool saturated in pure linseed oil. The paint will then look fresh and new. On no account must soap be used, and an oil painting should never be touched with anything harder than a piece of lint or cotton wool. For dusting there is nothing better than an old silk handkerchief. Tlio Useful in Tublonrnr*. In many of the largest silverware manufactories the principal designers are women. Among the many useful and attractive things recently de signed by women is a pie dish which may also bo used for an entree dish or for fruit. A breakfast set, consist ing of tray, egg cup, butter dish, toast rack and salt and pepper bottles rep resent a new design in silver by a woman, as does an egg boiler fitted with an alcohol lamp for cooking eggs at the breakfast table. A sand glass attached marks the three, five or ten minute limit for boiling. One of the most useful feminine inventions in the form of culinary devices is a frying pan with asbestos lining and supplied with a basket attachment for the oooking of special articles. Honey pots of glass and silver, available also for jam unique and pretty table gongs and bells, silver stands for smoked beef and tongue, bread forks of odd pattern, china or silver stands with compartments for butter, cheese and crackers and supplemented by Bilver knives to match are a few of the re cent designs by women in the line of household conveniences.—New York Commercial Advertiser. Russian Cream —Soak one ounce of gelatin in one-half pint of water for half an hour, then adu one-half pint of boiling water; stir until well dis solved one quart sweet milk, one cup of sugar and four eggs. Cook sugar, milk and yolk of eggs together; when ready to take from stove add gelatin and whites of eggs, well beaten; flavor with vanilla; pour in a wet mold to cool and serve with whipped cream and macaroons. Date Muffins —Yolks of two eggs beaten until light; add two cups of milk. Sift three cups of flour, add one half teaspoon of sail and three of bak ing powder (level). Stir the milk and eggs into the flour and a table spoon of softened butter, then add one half cupful of chopped dates (floured). Beat until smooth, then carefully put In the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Turn into warm gem pans and bake in a moderate oven 25 min utes. Oyster Luortcakes —Make a good shortcake and bake on pie tins. Wash one and one-half pints of oysters. Strain, scald and s..m their liquor. Melt two teaspoons of butter, stir in a tablespoonful of flour, add the oyster liquor, one-half cupful of milk, two thirds of a teaspoonful of salt, a salt spoonful of pepper and the drained oysters. Cook until they begin to ruflle and seem plump. As soon as short cakes are baked split, butter, spread with the oysters and serve at once. Onions Stuffed With Sausage—Par boil a dozen mild s...ver skin onions about on hour, changing the water twice, and replenishing with boiling water. Drain and remove the centres, - leaving a thin shell of onion. Fill these cups with pork sausage, round ing the top. Bake about an hour, basting occasionally with drippings from the turkey. Those with whom sausage does not agree may solace themselves with turkey and giblet sauce. In making the cranberry jelly use loaf sugar and mold the jelly in cups or forms. THE LITTLE KEY. "What would you do," snld the little key To the teuk wood box, "except for me? The teak-wcod box gave a gentle creak To the little key; but It did not speak. "I believe," said the key, "that I will hide In the crack, down there by the chimney side. "Just so this proud old box may see How little it's worth except for me." It was long, long afterward, in the craok They found the key, and thoy brought It back. And It snld, as It chuckled and laughed to itself, "Now, I'll be good to the box on the shelf." But the little key Btoppod, with a shiver and shock; For there was a bright new key in the lock. And the old box said: "I am sorry, you see, But the place is filled, my poor llttlo key." —lndianapolis Sentinel. HUMOROUS. Blobbs—Do you own your own home? Slobbs—Well, I thought I did till the new cook came. Sillicus—Sapphedde always says what he thinks.. Cynicus—l've noticed he rarely opens his mouth. "You can't always trust a man who hesitates about telling a lie." "No?" "No; he may have an Impediment in his speech." Wigg—How is Bjones making out in the real estate business? Wagg— Great He has just, sold a site for a blind asylum. Editor —This story of yours is hardly available. It seems—er—lacking in color. Author—Would you advise me to use red Ink next time? Nell—He married her for her heauty but beauty won't last. Bele —Aud she married him for his money so they are both in the same boat. Mrs. Highfalutin—l'm getting a lovely coat of arms made. Mrs. Cross roads—Good gracious! They ain't makin' coats without arms, bo they? "Well," said she, for the 20th time, "I haven't got my new hat yet." "No," he replied; "you haven't got your new hatchet, but you've still got your old hammer, haven't you?" "I think you will suit," said the mistress; "how about a reference?" "That's all right, mum," answered the hired girl, affably; "I loike yer looks. Never moind a riference." They were talking of trees. "I like the oak," she said. "It is so majestic— so sturdy. Which one do you prefer?" "Yew," ho answered siyly. In 10 min utes the happy day was fixed. "Married men are much more philo sophical than single men," remarked the Wise Guy. "Of course," retorted tne Simple Mug. "A married man knows he has to make the best of it." "What business brings the heaviest returns?" asked the man who wanted to know. "The literary business,' sighed the straggling author, as ho opened a two-pound rejected book manuscript. Mr. Youngpop—What's the matter with the baby? Don't you think we ought to send for the doctor? Mrs. Youngpop—What do you see the mat ter with him? Mr. Youngpop—Why, he isn't crying. "Henry, how is the plot of that sea novel running?" "Well, just at this chapter there is a terrible storm, and the passengers are afraid the boat will go to the top." "You mean the bot tom." "No, this is a submarine boat." A I'rnvldent lirldoErnmn, He was a loiterer, and I was a loiter er; but there seemed more purpose in his loitering than in mine, and there was a look in his eye which suggested apprehension. We were both march ing up and down between the steps of St. Martin's church and Morley's hotel —I for the purpose of getting such air as Trafalgar square afforded; he, ap parently, with some definite and almost sinister resolve. The square was in one of its golden moods; the pigeons about the National Gallery strutted and shone gallantly; the Idle foun tains looked as though they might have spouted golden rain. But these things were not for my fellow-lciterer. He sauntered along with that purpose ful look which arouses suspicion, and when I came to look at him closely my suspicions were confirmed. He was wearing enormous black woolen gloves, 'these struck an utterly incongruous note in an attire which was otherwise impeccable; his patent leather boots shamed them. Then I observed an extraordinary thing. As the hands of St. Martin's clock neared 11 he ran up the church stops, turned at the door and drew off the woolen abominations to disclose hands incased in lavender kid. Tne cautious aud provideuL crea ture was going to be married!— The Academy. Ho dot tlio I'm, A story is told of a certain prom inent railway director who is equaliy renowned for Ills ability to make or take a joke. An employe, whose home is in the country, applied to him for a pass to visit his family. "You are in the employ of the com pany?" inquired the gentleman alluded to. "Yes." "You receive your pay regularly?" "Yes." "Well, now, supposing you were working for a farmer instead of the company, would you expect, your em ployer to take out his horse every Saturday night and carry you home?" Tlilb seemed a poser, but it wasn't. "No," said the man, promptly. "I would not expect that; but if the farmer liau his horses out and wa3 go ing my way, I should call him a very mean fellow if he would not let me rifle." [ The employe came out three minutes I After with a pass good for 12 months. HAWAIIANS CHEER FLAG. Oddly Mixed School Children Greet Starry Banner With Song. Seldom lias Honolulu seen such a patriotic demonstration as that which took place at the Kaahumanu school where the Stars and Stripes were rais ed aloft to the peak of the new flag staff by grizzled and war-worn mem bers of the Grand Army to the inspir ing notes from the bugles of artillery men from the United States garrison at Camp McKlnley. Five hundred and sixty pupils were grouped at the foot of the pole, and as the emblem slowly rose 650 small flags were wav ed enthusiastically and from the throats of children arose the swelling refrain of "America, My Country, 'Ti3 of Thee." It was a strange, hetrogen eous gathering of boys and girls. File after file of young Hawalians marched in the shadow of Old Glory, and inter mingled with them were scores upon scores of Chinese and Japanese, Port uguese and South Sea Islanders, with here and there a small sprinkling of Anglo-Saxon faces. Despite the mix ture of nationalities whicu were gath ered to do honor to the flag, all seem ed Intent upon the spirit of the oc casion and indicated their patriotism la many youthful ways. Among 1,328 students at the Swiss universities last semester there were 717 foreigners, and of these 400 were women. Rev. Marguerite St. Omer Briggs, 35 Mount Calm Street, Detroit, Michigan, Lecturer for the W. C. T. U., recommends Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. " DEAR MRS. PIN KIT AM : My professional work has for the past twenty years brought me into hundreds of homes of sickness, and I have had plenty of opportunity to witness the sufferings of wives and mothers who from want, ignorance or carelessness, are slowly but surely being dragged to death, principally with female weakness and irregularities of the sex. I believe you will bo pleased to know that Lydia E. Pinklium's Vegetable Compound has cured more women than any other agency that has come under my notice. Hundreds of women owe their life and health to you to-day, and, there fore, I can conscientiously advise sick women to try it."— MARGUERITE ST. OMER BRIGGS. SSOOO FORFEIT IF THE ABOVE LETTER IS HOT GENUINE. When women are troubled with irregular or painful menstruation, weakness, leucorrhcea, displacement or ulceration of the womb, that bear ing-down feeling, inflammation of the ovaries, backache, flatulence, general debility, indigestion, artd nervous prostration, they should remember there is one tried and truo remedy. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound at once removes such troubles. No other medicine in the world has received such widespread and unqualified endorsement. No other medicine has such a record of cures of female troubles. Refuse to buy any other medicine. Mrs. Plnkliam invites all sick women to write her for advice. She lias guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, Mass. tWnrvel Wheat- — 42 faus. Aero Mesa——n—ana———aafety Russia's yield of Petroleum is 68,- 000,000 barrels a year, and that of the United States 58,000,000 barrels. y 3yra iu civil war, 13uU*Hoatui: ululius, atty since DROPSY^CTS?S*3 ease.. Book of testimonials aud 10 tlnye' tront.ne.it l/ree- Dr. H. H. QKfiEii'B BOMB. Box B, Atlanta, Ua (•olil .Motlal nt Buffalo Exposition. McILHENNY'S TABASCO P N U 4, 'O2 WHWt ALL ELSE FAILS. ™ EF All goods aro alike to PUTNAM FAPELEBI DYES, as they oolor all fibers at one boiling. Bold by all druggists. The average annual amount of coal mined in England from 1851 to 1900 is 130,- 000,000 tons. How's Till* ? Wo ofTer Ono Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O. Wo, the undersigned, have known F. J.Che ney for the last 15 years, and believe him per fectly honorable in all businoss transactions and financially able to carry out any obliga tion made by their firm. WEST <FC TBU AX, Wholesale Drugglsts.Toledo, Ohio. WALDINO, KINNAN AMABVlN, Wholesale Drug gists, Toledo, Ohio. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, act ing directly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle. Bold by all Druggists. Testimonials free Hall s Family Pills are tho best. The population of the German empire includes 3,000,000 who use the Polish lan guage. BcU For tlie Bowels. No matter what ails you, headache to a cancer, you will never get well uutil your bowels are put right. CASCABETB help nature, euro you without a gripo or pain, produce easy natural movements, cost you just 10 cents to start getting your health back. CAS CAHETB Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal boxes, overy tablet has C. C. C. stamped on it. Ecwoie of Imitations. South Australia is Importing $700,- 000 a year in value of fertilizer. ID this trade the United States has no share. Capsicum Vaseline Put up In Collapsible Tubes. A Substitute tor and Superior to Mustard or any other plaster, and will not blister the most delica • !iin. The pain allaying and curative una'ities ol this artl le are won-lorful. It will stop the toothacho at once, nnd relieve headache and sciatica. We recommend it ne the best and safest external counter-irritant known, also as an external remedy for pains in the chest and stomach audull rheumatic, nouralgic and gouty o .mplainta. A trial will prove what we claim for It, nnd it will bo found to be invaluable In the household. Man/ people say "It is the host of all y> ur preparations." Price, 15 cents, at all druggists, or other deal MS, or by sending this amount to us l-.i i outage stamps we will send you a tube by mail. Mo article should be accep;od by the public unless the samo carries our label, as otherwise it is not genuine. CIIEESEBROUGn nAWOFACTURING CO., 17 State Stroot, Row Yolk CUl>