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THEY ARE TIP-TOP DRESSERS.
ghe Milliner.* Seem to Hare tlio Palm Among Their Sex. "Have you ever noticed," said a clever woman, "that very salient dif ferences In dress and general appear ance you may observe in the women in different lines of business?" "What has your eagle eye fallen on now?" said her auditor. "Well, the actresses, of course, are a class by themselves. It is a part of their business to present a stunning appearance, and they set the pace. But in the ordinary occupations in which women are employed you will ■' always find that milliners lead in style and generally attractive get-up. Their training teaches them neatness, and fm the artistic blending of colors, and no other woman can achieve their style on the same salary." "What about the dressmakers?" "Oh, the very same remarks apply largely to her, of course, for milliners and dressmakers hunt in couples. Sales women in the big stores, especially In the better lines of goods, come under this head, as do those in hair stores, manicuring establishments, and all sorts of grooming places. Now when you get among the teachers, you will find an entirely different atmosphere. Truth to tell, teachers, as a class, are apt to be a little frumpy. Some way or another, clotlicsology doesn't seem to combine readily with the other 'ologios.' But don't run away with the Idea that this necessarily condemns the teacher, even in masculine eyes, v Look at that spinster teacher who ■ captured that big, big gun in Washing ton the other day. I suppose that he could have had almost any society woman that he threw his handkerchief to, but you see he wasn't looking for a fashion plate. Some men are built that way. "Then there are the women doctors and lawyers, continued this solon, med itatively. "I believe they're worse than the teachers, as a whole. A really successful doctor doesn't know what she has on. She doesn't have to. Her success depends so entirely on her competence that her appearance cuts no figure. Her mind is on her patients, not her clothes. I know a woman doc tor over on the East Side who is mak ing §4OOO a year, and she looks like a bag tied in the middle. There are scarcely enough women lawyers to judge of them." 1 "Women artists cught to be the most artistically clad of their sex,"remarked the listener. "Well, that depends. When they ap ply their genius to their own dress, art ists, designers, illustrators, all that sort, are the most delightfully gowned women in the world. Not in l'ashfcm plate style, you understand; but grace ful, artistic, poetic, esthetic kinds of Ihlugs, with just enough adaptation of the latest stylo to save them from odd ity. That kind of woman always adapts, creates, and the result is u picture. But half the time the woman who can do these things pays no man ner of attention to her appearance. If she recollects to comb her hair she does well. I tell you, dress is an art, and to achieve distinction in it you have got to put your mind on it, same as you would anything else."—Wash ington Star. Artistic Fashions. In the earlier part of the season there were all sorts of rumors that frocks were going to be far less graceful than they had been. However, they prove false, for all the tendencies of the fash lctsable world are toward really artis tic dressing. We see a great tendency toward the ■Chinese and Japanese styles, particu larly In cut. Classical draperies are also dealt with in evening tea gowns and wraps. Then, again, we are re maining faithful to the empire period; we arc wearing King Charles hnts and Itussian hlouses of every kind and de scription. Never was fashion more varied or more charming. There is only one thing which has a tendency toward following strictly a set fashion of the moment, and that is the corset. Women are still elon gating their waists in front and short , k onlng their backs out of all proportion, "v To go to extremes of this sort is very foolisb, but out of evil comes this much good—never were corsets more by l gicnjc; they somewhat resemble a very I wide belt with enormous gores on the K hips. It is wise to encourage a lissome movement and to give freedom to the hips, so long confined by whalebone. The corset should not be a stiff armor in which wo incase ourselves, but a protection against the hundred and one strings which are considered necessary in the conventional feminine garb ol' to-day. A perfect corset is as small as possible. But despite tills there arc many ultra fashionable women Who strive to make themselves look ridiculous In a straight , k fronted corset when their figures are ■ entirely unsuited to it. Every woman k T who desires an individual style of fig ure should carefully consider the points of the passing fashions and blend them into the style that suits her best.— Washington Star. Cobweb-Flno Stoclitncß, "Can be pulled through a wedding ring!'' is the legend attached t® a lox I of cibweb-flne stockings displayed in I a Fifth avenue shop window.* To the woman with n literal mind the advan tages of stockings that can he pulled through a ring of any kind may, at first blush, appear a trifle obscure, hut she will appreciate the lacey hose as much as will her more imaginative sis ter, once she is convinced that being pulled through wedding rings is not the only or even the chief use for which these thin stockings are designed. Ever since low shoes came to be the regulation footgear for all-year-round, stockings have been growing more and more frivolous every season, until now we can buy, provided we have the means to do so foolish a thing, stock ings with medallions of point of chau tilly lace adorning the instep, and in some cases running up almost to the knee; also stockings embroidered with silver and gold thread in fantastic designs of flowers and serpents.'Again colored silks are employed and cupids, pink and chubby, are found clambering up trellises of gold or silver, which serve as backgrounds for green vines and brilliant blossoms. The butterfly is a favorite of the ar tistic stocking beautitter, and appears in all manner of guises, in laces, in embroidery, and In water color. The old bow-knot always has its admirers, so it is much used, but can not he given a place among the novelties. Twisted ribbons, wrought in sparkling sequins of vivid hue, encircle the leg of some stockings from instep to knee, terminating in a bow-knot in front, just below the knee. A novelty in black stockings for summer wear is colored embroidery on line thread or silk, in small patterns, such as tiny bouquets of rose buds, sprays of forget-me-nots and posies or other wild flowers tied with float ing ribbons. Sometimes the flowers are inerly worked in outline so as to give as light an effect as possible.— New York Commercial Advertiser. Low-Uoeled House Slippers. A friend who was troubled with a wrench in the tendons of her foot, so that she could hardly walk, tried oue physician after another. The last one said: "Are you in the habit when you come Indoors of changing a pair of low-heeled walking shoes for French heeled slippers?" She confessed she was; she had done It for years. "That la what is the matter," said the doctor; "I have a score of patients who were suffering from the same thing until I hit on this theory. The foot, almost flat half the day, is raised the other half the day to an unnatural level, and the result Is a straining of the tendons. I do not say that it would injure all women; some people have stronger feet than others. See the en durance of a ballet dancer, for in stance. You have neither strong an kles, nor strong tendons, so give away your French-heeled slippers to some body who will appreciate them, then And a pair of low-heeled slippers, and wear them." My friend took the advice and within a few weeks her feet were perfectly strong again.—Good House keeping. FindLnß tlio Dotlclency. "I always enjoy talking to a clever girl until I discover that she Is not pretty, and to a pretty girl until I dis cover that she Is not clever," said the man to the woman he had taken out to dinner. He read that, thought the woman, and he thinks it sounds well. Aloud: "And you never find prettiness and cleverness combined?" "Alas! no." "Has it ever occurred to you that the deficiency lies in your judg ment?" He won't enjoy his epigram so much the next time, she reflected, as she saw him looking at her queerly and a bit resentfully.—New York Press. NEWEST /Jr. -d FASHIONS A novelty in dress trimming is un dulated black velvet ribbon. A very pretty handle for a white parasol is of delicately toned pluk quartz. The China silk and crepe waists have silk embroideries and lace flowers let into the silk. Irish lace boleros lend a touch of elegance to simply made blouses of loulsine or peau de cygne. Heavy white Madras with a narrow Persian stripe Is smart among the season's shirt waist materials. Silk waists iu the light shades are also variously trimmed with striped black and white and gray and white silk. Lace made of washable white braid appears in most attractive patterns. This will be much worn on linen, duck and cheviot suits. Silk poplin is recommended for the long cloak. It will wear much better than silk and has the same lustre. Dark blue poplin looks especially well in a cloak. Ecru Valenciennes lace is used again this year on gowns of white or gandie, though preference is given to the pure white laces as a trimming for the new >was of this dainty material. Linings of bright silk, most effestiva among them an uncompromising scar let, are used to give color contrast to many of the new parasols of linen batiste. Tucked edges are pretty when employed In the sheerest of those ma terials. Pretty sets of wide turn-over collars and cliffs are of white hands of dow ered lawn, or something of that na ture, set iu just inside the hem. This hem Is about ball' an inch wide, and the band tbo same width, set iu on both edgec with hem stitching. .J.'.V.V/.W.V.V.VAWW.^ J HOUSEHOLD 9 9 9 >. *999 MATTERS -F ?!'.w. , .v.v„w.vavaww THE DINING TABLE. How to make the Household ISoard Look Its Best. Try to have ready at all times a (lower or a small growing plant tor the table. A small asparagus fern adds to the dantiuess of the table almost as much as does a vase of flowers. A si lence cloth is also a great addition to the appearance of the table; even a poor cloth looks better when spread over a silence cloth. See that the glasses and silver are always bright and sparkling, and that the napkins are fresh and well ironed. The salt-cellars should be emptied and washed at least twice a week, and in the meantime they should have the salt carefully smoothed each day. Silver knives can be replatcd when they are worn, and kept in good condi tion for a long time, especially if they are old, as the earlier knives were plated 011 white metal of much better quality than those which have been made during the past few years. There is a very good mixture that can bo made at home with but little trouble for cleaning tile silver. Take one pound of whiting and pour over it one quart of boiling water. Stund it away until it is cold, and then add one tablospconful of turpentine and the same amount of household ammonia. Shake well and stand away until it Is wanted. Before using stir it up from the bottom aud apply It with a soft cloth or brush. Let it stand, then dip into boiling water and wipe with a clean, soft cloth; then rub with chamois. This will keep your silver in good order and the labor of keep ing it clean will be greatly lessened. For the small pieces that are in ev eryday use, such as the knives and forks, plenty of good hot suds and a vigorous rubbing after they are washed will keep them in good condition with very little cleaning. A good supply of doities and carvers will protect the tablecloth and will make it possible to avoid spots. The carvers may be easily made at home, and if the linen Is bought by the yard and the cloth hemstitched, and a little embroidery put on them, they will add greatly to the appearance of the table, and the work may be done between times when some light or fancy work is desired.—Philadelphia Record. Tho Useful Newspaper. When putting garments away for the summer newspapers are more valu able than camphor, moth marbles or insect powder. These, as a general thing, moths and carpet bugs revel in; but newspaper Is the unattractive ma terial that can be presented to these omnivorous insects. They will not touch it; and your winter furs and woolens will rest secure from their depredations if pinned up tightly in newspapers. Laying a Matting. When we get a new matting instead of putting it down in strips with tacks or staples, we sew it and lay it like a carpet. It not only looks a great deal better and last longer, but is much easier to take up or put down. In sew ing, use a strong linen carpet thread, and whip It over with rather a long, loose stitch, so that when opened it will lie flat and not have a seam under neath. It can bo used on either side.— Good Housekeeping. . . RECIPES . . Poached Eggs aud Herbs—Put two tablespoonfuls of butter and two table spoonfuls of flour In a stewpan, one teaspoonful of chopped parsley and one tablespoonful of chopped chives; stir one minute and add gradually one cup ful of white stock, salt and pepper to season; stir until boiling; have six eggs nicely poached on a hot platter; pour the boiling sauce over them. Salmon Soup—Drain the oil from one can of salmon, remove the skin and bones, chop the salmon and rub it through a sieve; scald three cupfuls of milk aud pour it over the fish; melt two tablespoonfuls of butter, add four level tablespoonfuls of flour; stir until smooth; add it to the flsh and milk, stirring until boiling and thickened; add salt and pepper to season, a little chopped parsley and a little nutmeg, if liked; serve very hot. Potato Noodles—Cold mashed pota toes may be converted into an appetiz ing luncheon dish by mixing two cup fuls of mashed potatoes with one egg and enough flour to kuead into a smooth noodle dough. Itoll the dough half an inch thick and cut into narrow strips. Boil them tun minutes in salted water; drain aud cool. Brown the noodles in hot butter,and serve. Grated cheese or minced parsley may be sprinkled over them if liked. French Lemon Tart—Spread three thin layers of light puff paste in jelly cake tins. Bake and lay aside to cool. Beat the yolks of three eggs with one cupful of sugar, add three level table spoonfuls of flour, then the juice of one and one-half lemons. Melt one teaspoonful of butter in one aud one half cupfuls of water, turn It iato the egg mixture and boil until thick. Spread cacli layer of pastry with rasp berry jam, then with the lemon cream. Build them in cake form, cover the top with a meringue made of tho whites of three eggs beaten with two table spoonfuls of powdered sugar. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top and brown in a moderate oven. Serve cold, cut ting the tart inio sections like pie. Some fellows don't have to be loaded In order to shoot off: their mouths. THE MEANINC OF COCKADES. No Citizen of This Country Ma. a Bight to Have Ills Servants Wear Tliem. I have had rather a remarkable let ter from a New York woman, who asks me to ascertniu for her, if pos sible, the significance of the black cockude wbicli is worn by lier coach man and footman. She states that a friend of here lias informed lier that she lias no right to place the black cockade, or any other for that matter. In the headgear of her servants, and she desires mo to Inform lier as to the correctness of this point. In this instance I have to rely on the informa tion derived from a great authority on these matters, namely, Mr. F. Lee Carter. The cockade in present use, not only in England but abroad—excepting the United States—is a distinction of of fice rather than of title. Inasmuch as it Is a headdress which can legally be worn only by servants of royalty, in cluding naval and military officers, diplomatists and the lieutenants, dep uty-lieutenants and high sheriffs of counties. As worn by these its color Is black, and Its introduction to Eng land in this form is due to the House of Hanover, but cockades of various colors have been known in England long before that time. Under Charles I. there was a scarlet cockade, but under liis son the color wus chnnged to white, and this became the budge of the Jacobites, or adherents of the Pretender, while the oruuge was that of William of Orange. At this time tile cockade, white or black, was mere ly used by soldiers to denote 1 heir specific allegiance. Orange Is still the color in Holland, while other Euro pean nations adopt a large variety of hues, as is shown especially In the streets of Loudon, in the foreign liv eries of carriage attendants, namely, black and white for Germany, black and yellow for Austria, the tri-color for France, scarlet for Spain, blue and white for Portugal, and black, red and yellow for Belgium. The word cockade was borrowed from the French eaeardc, having originally been applied to tlio plumes of cock's feath ers worn by Croatian soldiers serving iu the French army. Such a plume, or iu Its place a bunch of ribbons, came to be used in plnniug up the flags of a hat into a cocked posltiou. and thus gradually the word passed for the designation "the cocked hut" itself. I hope this Information will satisfy my fair inquirer that she is really not entitled to use a cockade in the bend dress of her liveried servants, but she may be consoled by the news that she Is only one of many hundreds of thou sands who do likewise, without know ing or caring that they are transgress ing an old rule.—Town and Country (England). The Jury Turned 'ltouml. Gibes at the intelligence of the Brit ish jurymen are not warranted, but there are occasions upon which tlie "good men aud true" appear in a ludi crous light. Such an instance hap pened in the York Assizes the other day. The evidence In the first ease had concluded, the judge summed up and all that remained for the jury was to consider tliclr verdict. The Clerk of Assize told tliem to "turn round" leaving that they were to con fer together without leaving the court, as is frequently done iu simple cases. They obeyed his instructions to turn round literally and to the letter. All twelve, six In the top row and six In the bottom, stood up and turned round. The noses of the uppermost sextet almost grazed the panels iu the back of the jury box, while the nethermost six stared at tlielr colleagues' backs. There they stood for half a minute like naughty boys who bad beeu told to face the wall. The judge smiled aud the court was convulsed. The faces of the jury were something to behold when they realized how absurd they had made themselves appear.—Pall Mall Gazette. Coal Supply and Demand. "You suggest the not very remote exhaustion of our coal fields. What Is the total coal area of the United States?" About 280,000 square miles. A little over half of this is productive. Pennsylvania produced in 1000 241,,- 000,000 tons. The anthracite coal fields aie confined to Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina. The lignite coal deposits are not included in the above estimate, and embrace 50,000 square miles in the Dakotns, Wyoming and Montana. The exhaustion of this vast deposit of coal Is not the ques tion, but bow long will It be able to keep up with the Increased demand? Tlie next resource must be thnt por tion of China which borders on Thibet, not less tbnn three thousand miles from the sea.—New York Tri bune. People an They Come and Go. After the man who boards has been told by liis doctor thnt lie musn't eat strawberry shortcake it seems that they never have anything else for dessert. A married woman has lier happiest moments when she uses the desk in ber husband's den as a cutting table. No poet lias ever been nlilo to learn from experience that a mau cannot be a hero to his valet. Posterity isn't likely to judge any woman by tlie style of ber visiting cards. It Is seldom that a man becomes so near-siglited as to be unable to see a pretty woman across the street.—Chi cago Record-Herald. Ah Elephantine Record. Paris lias a mighty hunter, the Vis count of Bourg de Bozas. with Ills trusty rifle, killed six big elephants In four minutes. Tartnriu of Tavascon did nothing like this.—Philadelphia Ledger. OUR. BUDGET OF HUMOR. mmmmpgnrrf^^^iBi m iiiii WMtr Tlie FOOI'B Luck. They said he had a fool's good luck, Until one luckless day. He risked and lost his all. They stuck Their noses up then, free to own That anv fool might well have known 'Twould turn out just that way, That's all they had to say. —Chicago Record-Herald. Married. "Well, madam, you've sot your wish —you've married a rich husband." "No, dear, I've married a rich man, but a poor husband."—Tit-Bits. Palaces. "Pa, are palaces always big?" "No, my boy. Any little old shack'll do for a 'palace of art' at a one-horse exposition."—Chicago Record-Herald An Order. Druggist—"Well, what do you want?" The Kid—"l wants sometbin' dat'll grow a big black mustache in a week or so."—New York Journal. Reputation. Mrs. Trout—"l'm afraid our little Speckles Is small for liis age." Mr. Trout—"Don't worry. If any one catches him he'll figure as a pound and a half at least."—New York Sua. Tlie lieal Thine. "My queen!" exclaimed her adorer, timidly, "may I kiss the royal band?" "My faithful subject," replied the young woman, with the air of one gen tly eluding him, "what is the matter with the royal lips?"—Tit-Bits. By Mall. In her missive the maiden sent a thousand kisses. "Printed matter?" asked tlie clerk at the postoffiee. "Not yet!" the maiden faltered, col oring In sweet confusion.—Puck. Well 15orn. De Style—"l hear Miss Manhattan comes from fighting stock." Gunbusta—"Y'es, ber mother engaged in 991 bargain sales; fought through 091 bridge jnms and participated in ninety-nine parade crowds." New York Sun. An Easy Way. "I wish," be said in a dreamy sort of way, "that I knew what she really thinks of me." "Why don't you find out the name of the girl to whom she confides her se crets and call on ber some time?"— Chicago Record-Herald. First Fruits. Kindergartuer—"Children, this morn ing I have a surprise for you. I have brought a lovely big rubber plant for us to have in our room, and every day we will water It and " Gracie—"Oh, Miss 11., can't I have the first pair of rubbers?"— Chicago Tribune. Works Both Ways. "We are continually being misrepre sented by the newspapers," said the Irate statesman. "Well," answered Senator Sorghum, "If the press was successful in Its ef forts to be absolutely accurate, some of us would never get Into office."— Washington Star. A Fancy. Lion—"Do you mind taking off yout clothes?" Bertie—"W—why ?" Lion—"Only a little fancy of mine. 1 prefer my food without dressing."— The King. Drawing tho Lino. "If there is nnythlug 1 resent," said Mr. Slrlus Barker, as lie took a bite of graham bread and sipped his gruel, "it's the assumption of titles of distinc tion by any and everybody." "Yes," answered the friend, "we do have a great many 'majors' and 'colo nels' and 'judges' who are neither mil itary men nor lawyers." "Yes. I'm a patient man. But 1 draw the lino somewhere. I am just waiting for somebody to come along calling himself 'professor,' because he's a ehampiou ping-pong player. Then I'm gdng to say something sarcastic." -Washington Star. THE STONE OF SCONE. History of the Seat Upon Whioh thelloi nrchH of England Are Crowned. For more than sixty years the Stone o£ Scone has not been in requisition. So long a period of rest has probably not occurred in the course of its long and varied experience. There are two legends as to its origin, one of Irish and the other of Scotch birth, which in process of time have been inter mingled, and some inconvenient details ignored. The tale as given by the chroniclers is briefly this: A certain Greek, Galethus by name, went to Egypt at the time of the Exo dus, where he married Scota, the daughter of Pharaoh. After the de struction of the Egyptian hosts in the Red Sea, Galethus and Scota, with a baud of Egyptians, traveled along the north coast of Africa to Gibraltar. Thence they crossed to Spain, where they settled, and Gulethus founded a kingdom. For many generations this kingdom continued to be ruled by the descendants of Galethus and Scota Their royal seat was the "Stone of Destiny," described in . the earlier legends as a "stone shaped like a chair." In the course of time Simon Brech, leader of a band of Scots, took the stone to Ireland, and was crowned on it at Tara, as King of that country, Here it was called the "Lia Fail," 01 Stone of Destiny. Fergus, son of Erie, lineal descendant of Simon Brech, being driven out of Ireland, by his foes, 500 B. C„ went to Argyle, in Scotland, taking the fateful stone along with him. He set it up at Duns staffenage, with the inscription: "N1 fallur fatum Scoti, quoeuuqua locatum. Invenient lapidem, regnare tenetur ibidum." Forty kings were successively crowned upon the stone while it re mained in Argyle. The last of these was driven back to Ireland. Ilis nephew, Fergus McEro, returning, con quered Argyle in the sixth century "in the marble chair." In 1298, after the defeat of Bailiol by Edward 1., the Stone of Scone was transported by the conqueror to Eng land, as one of the most precious spoils of victory. Its removal was regarded as a na tional humiliation by the Scotch, and in the treaty of 1328 one of the condi tions insisted upon by the Scotch was the return of the "Stone of Scone." However, for some unexplained rea son, this was never done. Henry 111. had rebuilt Westminstei Abbey, and erected a chapel, to con tain a splendid shrine to Edward the Confessor, the original builder of the Abbey Church. The shrine was the work of an Italian artist, Peter of Rome, and originally shone with color, gilding, and flue mosaic work. These glories have been much defaced and dimmed during the centuries which have elapsed since it was erected. The floor of the chapel was also laid in beautiful mosaic work—now worn away by the trampling feet of mjiuy generations. Against the altar-screen in this chapel stand tne coronation chairs of England. The Queen's chair was made for Mary, the daughter of James 11., when, in 1089, William of Orange and Mary were crowned at Westminster. The stone is an oblong block of red sandstone, and is placed under the scat of the elinir on a board, supported by four carved lions, one at each cor ner. It is said to have been gilded and otherwise decorated, but, if so, these adornments have entirely disappeared. In modern coronations it is covered with cloth of gold. It Is, to say the least, very curious that the solo claim of Edward VII. to be crowned sitting upon the Stone of Scone rests upon his descent from a Scottisli Princess—Elizabeth Stuart, only daughter of James 1., of England, wife of the Elector Palatine, after ward King of Bohemia, the heroine of the Thrity-Years' War, who in herited the beauty, wit and the mis fortunes of her grandmother, Mary Queen of Scots. Bug Agriculture. The myth regarding the Intelligent sowing and reaping done by certain species of "agricultural ants," long supported on such good authority as Darwin and Lord Avebury (Sir John Lubbock), is finally disposed of by Pro fessor W. M. Wheeler in the American Naturalist. If a nest of the species in question be observed at the proper season It will be seen that the workers often carry out from the store cham ber grains of ant-rice which have sprouted and deposit them in n heap some distance off. These seeds fre quently take root and grow, and since the ants feed mainly upon such grass seed it is no matter for surprise that "ant-rice" should predominate in the miniature fields about the nest. To state, however, that the ant, like a provident farmer, sets aside a portion of his grain every year for seed and sows and weeds it, is as absurd as to say that the cook is planting an orch ard for future use when some of the peach stones she has thrown out of the window chance to grow into peach trees. Whatever the origin of the practice of these ants, however, the re sult is obviously very much the same as if their operations were guided by an Intelligent purpose; that is the pro duction of an abundant crop of grain near the nest, convenient for harvest ing. Ambition. Greed to seize somebody else's honors is politely called ambition.—New York Press. A conscientious woman will keep J secret even if she lias to call in two 01 three friends to help her.