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VJin-,'ll Alexandra Likes Animals. The Queen Is a devoted lover of ani mals and never loses an opportunity of putting down cruelty and securing consideration for them. It is owing to Her Majesty's suggestion that notices " were posted in so many omnibuses, asking passengers not to demand the complete stoppage of the vehicle more often than was necessary, says Home Notes. Next the Queen turned her at tention to the needs of London cab horses, and she has sent to her native land foi specimens of a light stand for supporting the horse's nosebag, so that it may be able to take its food with greater comfort than is possible from a bag strapped to the head. Rustless Taffeta. While some women complain that taffeta both catches and holds the dust, It is yet a fact that for strappings es pecially and stitched empiecements of whatever form, nothing touches this most popular of silks. Even on outing ' rigs it figures to a great extent, and no sensible person can deny that for dust er less qualities it doesn't beat braid. Even a plain braid is loosely woven by comparison, and holds a lot of dust, while those that indulge in the average number of curves, twists and qulrl eeues generally are veritable dust traps. With most of the light weight wools it's the same way, the dust sim ply sinks in. This is not the case with taffeta, for though It shows dust on tile surface one has the satisfaction of knowing that 'tis all on the outside. Wearing of Combs. Combs are still as important as ever in arranging the coiffure; in fact, it may be said that tortoise shell combs, both side and hack, have come to stay. Women of all stations wear them, though they differ In quality and ornn s mentation, and one would as soon 1 tbipk of attempting to do up one's hair M without hairpins as without these con t venient combs. The two side pieces are rather long and curved, while the one which is in tended to hold up "scolding" locks is shorter, but lias large teeth. Whether the coiffure is high or low, a set of throe is used, the only difference being that in the former case the back comb is thrust In rather low across the head, while with the latter style this comb is placed at the crown of the head, and is used to hold the pompadour roll in place.—Philadelphia Press. To ffonp a Good Flgnro. Women who wish to preserve the slimness and contour of their figures must begin by learning to stand well. That is explained to mean the throw ing forward and upward of the chest, . the flattening of the back and shoulder A Dlades held in their proper places, and * the definite curving of the small of the back, thus throwing the whole weight of the body on the hips, says the Chi cago Inter-Ocean. , This, In a great measure, preserves the figure, because it keeps the muscles firm and well strung and prevents the' sinking down of the flesh around the waist, so common in women over thir ty, .which is perfectly easy to escape. Another tiling to avoid is the bad habit of going upstairs, as most women do, bent forward, with the eliest contract ed, which, as well as being an indolent, slouching manner of walking, is in jurious to the heart and lungs. ITor Variety of Moods. One of the greatest charms of the attractive modern woman, says a French nuthor, lies in her great variety of moods. She presents a different v type half a dozen times a day, so that jt one is never bored ill her company, while the interest is constantly sus tained by wondering what phase will be presented next. Certainly the girl of the new century answers to this description, for she has almost as many sides as there are facets to a diamond. She is chnriuingly girlish in her Bimple white frock in the morning, arranging •the flowers or performing some other pretty domestic service. She is delic iously feminine gowned in beruiiled hraslin driving about in her low basket wagon, like a Leach girly girl of long ago. She is deliciously masculine in ■her riding togs, with all the courage and dash of an adventuresome youth in her pursuit of sport by land and water. Afterward, strangest of all the transformations, looking like a gnome Take Care of Your Eyes. An authority on the care of the eyes . emphasizes the fact that in this day of reckless misuse of the eyesight the rules laid down must consist of warn ings regarding things to be avoided. Here are some of the main rules for tile care of the eyes which should be of ! interest to everybody: First: Do not use the eyes in poor light, or too far from a good light. Second: Do not have the body in tlie way of the light, nor the light directly in front. One is almost as bad as the other. The light should fall without Interruption from one side. Third: Do not use the eyes much when recovering from illness or when very tired. Fourth: Do not use the eyes when they become watery, or 6how signs of indistinctness of vision. Fifth: Do not work with head bent over. This tends to gorge the vessels of the eyes Jf with blood, and to produce congestion. Sixth: Do not read lying fiat on the back or reclining, unless the book is supported in the same relative angle and position as when erect. This is bo difficult to do that it is better not to attempt it. Seventh: Do not go a jingle day without glasses after you should put them on. from elflnnd. she appears In gogles, visor and cont, while taking out her French racing "bubble" for a spin, renter, returning, dusty and grimy, like a butterfly emerging from a chrys alis, she finally reapupears, in a be witching French confection, witli long silken train, ready for conquest in the evening.—New York Tribune. Novelty In Embroidery. Is it posible tuat French knots are to be displaced by auother little embroid ery novelty? Almost every gown one sees now displays some arrangement of these curious little knots, while fash ion inagaziues and papers contlnuallj refer to the modish style of trimming Yet only the other day appeared a Faris model which, notwithstanding the embroidery, hadn't a single knot ol this particular variety. Instead, there was a pretty arrangement of tiny crosses worked after the manner of knots, but with very decided points, The embroidery presented an effect ol cross stitch work, yet each small figure was entirely separate from the others. On bands and straps, rows of these little crosses worked in a contrasting shade of siik are very effective, and when irregular masses are desired they will la? found to (ill in quite as nicely as the much used knot. While usually a trifle larger than French knots, tile size, of course, de ( ponds upon the kind of silk used fot tile embroidery. If you want youi linen frock trimmed in a new way have it ornamented with bands upon which are worked tiny crosses in dulj blue, red or green, and the yoke effect as well as the lower part of the sleeve puff or the deep cuff, may be solidly embroidered after this novel fashion,-t New York Herald. A woman operates one of the most successful stock ranches in Arizona, eleven miles from Prescott. Mrs. John Golden, of Jefferßonville, Ind., the first woman to be given a pilot's license on the Ohio and Missis sippi Itivers, started on her first trip recently from Louisville. Jane B. Sherzer, an American girl, a native of Franklin, Ohio, lias received the degree of doctor of philosophy at the Berlin University. She received the degree of A. B. from the Univer sity of Michigan in 1803. Previous to that time she taught school at Oxford, Ohio, nud Jackson, 111. Suzanne Hcnning, an American girl, fourteen years of age, who has been staying at St. Moritz, Switzerland, has succeeded in climbing the mountains direct into Ituly. She ascended the Diavollezza, crossed the Pers glacier and descended Morteratsch glacier. She was accompanied by a maid and guides. A trade for women which seems pe culiar to Paris is that of the "dinner taster." Just before the dinner hour the lady drives round from house to house of lier patrons, enters each kitch en and tastes each dish which is to be served. She suggests improvements and describes new methods of prepar ing food. In the Empire District, in Cedar Creek County, Col., are said to he two good paying mines owned by women. Onu of them belongs to two Boston stenographers, who went to Colorado on a vacation tour, bought a prospect, begun to work it themselves, and even tually developed it into one of the best producers of low grade ore In the dis trict. Lady Henry Somerset, who has re cently completed her fifty-first year, has been, since 1800, President of the British Women's Temperance Associa tion, which is now the largest associa tion of its kind In England. In 1802 she was President of the World's Wom en's Christian Temperance Union, anil in 1808 held sway over half a million women as President of the Interna tional Association. Exquisite house gowns are made of flowered liberty satins. The brims of the latest models in toques turn up straight all around. Velvet strappings are to he used on some of the less severe tailor costumes. Mtroir velvet is taking the place of panne, both in dark and delicate tints. For voile and similar materials cntre deux of coarse net is used with artistio effect. Buttons of all kinds are used as gar niture, particularly tiny gilt or silver buttons. White soutache oraid blended with black makes an effective trimming fot fall costumes. Tassels continue in favor, and may be of gold, passementerie or the mate rial of the gown. Green wreaths as well as flower cir clets have been favorite hair decora tions this season. For dressy wear smooth cloth will be a leader tills fall, as It has been fot several seasons past. Caboclions and huge balls, preferably of jet, have superseded the familial buckle as millinery ornaments. The blue and green combinations con are charming, noticeably those of tlie light tortoise shell inlaid with gold. The blue and green combination, con spicuous during the summer, are lu evidence for the fall, particularly in plaid effects. .-HOUSEHOLD jj F £ AIRS Tea Ice Cream. Tea lee cream has not the popularity that its delicate flavor warrants. Make two cupfuls of strong tea, and season It with two tablespoonfuls of sugar. Let it cool. Then add it to two pints of boiled custard that has been flavored with vanilla. The addition of a quar ter of a cupful of rich cream will im prove it, but it is not necessary. Freeze the same as other creams. Ginger Cookie*. The following rule makes a delicious soft ginger cake or cookie: Oream a cup of butter or half a cup of butter and half a cup of lard. When thor oughly creamed add a cup of sugar, gradually beating it in. Add two cups of good Porto Rico molasses. In a cup of hot water dissolve a level table spoonful of baking soda. Add to this the other Ingredients. Measure out five cups of flour, sift thoroughly and add, beating well. Roll out th.'u and bake in a hot oven. Kgg: Sarprlne*. We hod the oddest dish imaginable served to us at a girl's luncheon t,he other day. It was boiled eggs served In quaint china egg cups. As we had gotten down to coffee and bonlious when the eggs made their appearance, they created quite a sensation. The first thought was of ices in a novel form; but inspection showed that the shells were of the bona fide barnyard variety. However, the shell when broken with our spoons revealed tissue paper Instead of albumen. The paper In every case Inclosed a delightful little silver souvenir of the occasion. On pulling out our treasures, we found that the eggs were hollow shells. The gifts had been Inserted through a large opening hidden by the egg cup.—Mary Dawson, in Good Housekeeping. Sweet Pickle* of Red Pepper*. The sweet pickle was no doubt of East Indian origin—an English Imita tion of the East Indian chutney, intro duced with curry and other East In dian dishes toward the end of the eighteenth century. The novelty of adding cayenne and cocoauut and such ingredients was never adopted by the English housewife, though it was a part of the genuine East Indian chut ney. Not uutil a century later did An glo-Saxon housewives attempt to make genuine chutneys, with their curious compound of acids, sweets, cayenne and spices of all sorts. A now pickle introduced this season Is made of red peppers. Soak the pickles in boiling water for about twen ty minutes and then put them in a cold brine to soak over night and to druw out the crude juices of the veg etable. Finally cut them into thin pllces and make into a sweet pickle pre cisely as peaches, pears and other fruits are pickled. This is just the relish necessary with a dish of roasted meat.—New York Tribune. ||E JißiiTfonbe rfsTiiH j. fioimwm. Kerosene oil will clean blackened silver almost instantly. Put salt on the clinkers in your stove or range while they are hot, after rak ing down the fire, and it will remove them. If an ecru tinge be desired in lace, place powdered saffron in water and allow the lace to lie on it, increasing the strength until the desired tint is obtained. The ordinary, every-day omelet will put on a new air if, as soon as it is "set," it is cut into quarters and each piece Is rolled separately before being removed from the pan. When flavoring has been forgotten In a pudding or cake the fault may be remedied by rubbing the desired ex tract over tlie outside of the cake as soon as it is taken from the oven. To clean gilt frames sponge them with spirits of wine or oil of turpen tine, only wetting the sponge sufficient ly to take off dirt and fly marks. Do not wipe the frames, but let them dry in the air. Mildew may be removed from white lawn by spreading with a paste of soft soap and powdered chalk and putting in the sun, or even by soaking in but termilk and then sunning. As soon as the spots fade out rinse through several waters and dry. To remove grease from cloth clothes nse alcohol and salt. Dissolve one tablospoonful of salt in four of alcohol. Apply when needed with a piece of clean flannel or sponge. Keep this mixture tightly corked aud do not use it near a Are or light, for It is very in flammable. Always strain the juice from par boiled oysters before adding it to the soup. In parboiling the albumen coag ulates and forms the fine black flakes that often are found floating in oyster soup. They do not in any way spoil the flavor, but the sight of them is not appetizing. Steaming is the best process for cleaning veils. VVlnd the veil care fully, with even edges around a piece of broom bundle, lay across a boiler or saucepan of water and steam for about three-quarters of an hour. Leave on the broom handle until dry, and all the dirt and dust will be gone, giving It a new stiffness. RUSSIAN COURT COSTUME. Antique Dress Which Contains Three Pounds <>l Metal. According to the New York Post a complete Russian court costume of the sixteenth century lias been recently Imported by the proprietor of an East Side Russian bazaar, who claims that It is the only article of the kind for sale In town. The cloth of which the dress Is heavy with gilt and silver threads, and is embroidered over In the riches! and brightest colors. There arc said t be between two and three pounds ol metals in the dress. Although so rang niflcent on the outside, the lining is o! old-fnshioned calico, of a quality whicK would be sold to-day for a few cents a yard, and the stiffening is a sort ol brown pasteboard. A curious featurs of tile costume Is Its head-dress, a sorl of pointed cap. around the edges of which is a wide band of lacework, made from tiny beads of mother-of pearl, accurately strung. The dealer who has the gown says that he bought It from a museum employe at St. Pet ersburg, and that the dress itself had been on public exhibition there. Real Izing the unusual opportunity for get ting hold of such a rarity, he did not stop to inquire how .t got from tlie mu seum shelves to the attendant's hands. A water-pitcher of copper, coated over with lead and elaborately en graved, is another curiosity received in one of tile Russian shops. The pitcher is about 150 years old, and was made by the Gruslnns, a mountain tribe, who were first subdued by Alexander 11. Not having silver, they covered their finer copper vessels with lead, which was bright and silver-like when new, but which quickly lost its lustre. Very little of this ware is now to be had anywhere. WISE WORDS. He Is rich who owns nothing.—ltalian proverb. A fine cage won't feed the bird.— French proverb. I must work the works of Him tliat sent me, while it is day; the night Com eth, when no man can work.—St. John. The sins by which God's Spirit is ordinarily grieved are the sins of small things—laxities in keeping the temper, slight neglects of duty, sharpness of dealing.—Horace Bushnell. True literature is the voice of the sou! calling from the windows of the house of clay in response to those things in life that touch the nature of the soul that speaks.—The Spectator. The working world understands that the only man who really knows things is tile Ulan who can do things; that no man is really skilled and wise whose whole knowledge lias been got out of books.—Portland Oregouian. The labor of the baking was the hard est part of the sacrifice of her hospi tality. To many it is easy to give what they have, but the offering of weariness and pain is never easy. They are, in deed, a true salt to salt sacrifices withal.—George Macdouald. Opportunity goes, but inspiration comes. Time goes, but eternity comes. The human goes, the divine comes. The world passes away, and the fash lon of it; but heaven conies—the heaven of a better faith, loftier hope, more generous love, making all things new and fair.—James Freeman Clarke. The great books of the imagination are written in Invisible ink—that is, they are understood only by experi ence. You must be able to hold their pages before the fire of life ere their full significance appears to you. It follows that one reading of a groat book cannot suffice.—British Weekly. A Now Traveling Crane. A traveling cantilever crane will be used for erecting the battleship Con necticut, to be built at the New York Navy Yard, says the Engineering News. It will consist of a double truss girder 211 feet 2>/i inches long over all, with trolley track of 20 feet gauge. The trolley travel will be 198 feet, or 99 feet to each side of the centre. The crane girder will travel on a track of 20 feet gauge supported on a steel trestle about 02 feet high and 513 feet long over all. The trolley will thus have a clear working space of 89 feet wide and 513 feet long on each side of the trestle structure. The rise of the hook is 8-1 feet 7 inches. The capacity of the crane is 30,000 pounds at 00 feet at each side of the centre, and 15,- 000 pounds at 99 feet either side of the centre. The power will be sufficient to give a hoisting speed of 125 feet per minute for a load of 30.000 pounds, or 350 feet or 700 feet respectively for loads of 10,000 or 1000 pounds. The trolley travel will lie 400 to 800 feet per minute, and the bridge travel 400 to 700 feet according to the load. Th London Sewer Hunter. The London sewer hunter before commencing operations provides him self with a bullseye lantern, a canvas apron and a pole some seven or eight feet In length, having an Iron attach ment at one end somewhat In the shape of a hoe. For greater conve nience the lantern is invariably fixed to the right shoulder so that when walking the light Is thrown ahead, and when stooping its rays shine di rectly to their feet. Thu.i accoutred they walk slowly along through the mud, feeling with their naked feet for anything unusual, at the same time raking the accumulation from the walls and picking from the crevices any article they see. Nothing is al' lowed to escape them, no mnttcr what its value, provided it is not valueless. Old iron, pieces of rope, bones, current coin of the realm and articles of plate and jewelry—all is good fish which comes to the hunter's net.—Chambers' Journal. New York City. Rough-finished cloths are used for promenade cos tumes tills season, and are very appro priate for cold weather. A smart black XJADIES' STREBT SUIT. and gray homespun is shown here de veloped in strictly tailor-made style. The blouse is shaped with shoulder and underarm seams only. The back Is plain and the garment smoothly adjusted under the arms. Two backward turning pleats on the shoulders are stitched down a short distance, providing becoming fulness over the bust that forms a blouse at the waist. The jacket is completed •yfdllW [i il J&i'Sfv tJi, /?!) ss!&\\ i*kk fr\ i ili i 111 i jJA S PI- \ IJ^tK I LADIES' OUTDOOIt COSTUME. with a narrow velvet belt that fastens with a cut steel buckle. The fronts close in double-breasted style, with two roivs of steel buttons that are the only trimming used on the suit. The neck is finished at the col lar line with machine stitching and the collar is omitted. The sleeve is shaped with an inside seam, has slight fulness on the shoul ders and is gathered at tlie wrist. The sleeve is arranged ou a wristband, with the gathers at the back, where it droops stylishly. The skirt is made witli ten evenly proportioned gores fitted smoothly around the waist. It closes invisibly at the centre back seam in habit effect. A narrow tuck is stitched at each side of the gores and flatly pressed, producing what is called the "slot" seam. To make tlie Eton in the medium size will require one and one-half yards of forty-four-inch material. To make the skirt in tlie medium size will require five and one-half yards of forty-four-inch material. A Smart Gout tunc. Very light shades of gray, tan and green are to be worn this fall, with velvet trimmings to give them a heavy apppenrance. A smart costume is shown in the large drawing, developed In Eau de Nil wool canvas, having white lace and dark green velvet for trimming. The waist is made over n glove-fitted fentlierboned lining that closes in the centre front. The back is plain across the shoulders and drawn down close to the belt, where the fulness is ar ranged in tiny pleats. The plastron and full vest are perma nently attached to the right lining front and close Invisibly on the left. A baud of lace is applied at the top of the vest to cover the joining. A tiny rever and shoulder trimming of velvet finish the edges of the front above the vest, tlie latter extending over tlie shoulder to the back. A trans parent lace collar completes the neck, and is edged top and bottom with vel vet ribbon. The sleeves are shaped with the regu lation inside seams, and also have seams on the top. They fit the upper arm closely. Material added at each side of the top seam is gathered and fastened at the elbow, falling in a loose puff to the wrist, where it is finished with a velvet band. Ribbon covers the seam from shoulder to elbow. The skirt is made with five well-pro portioned gores, narrow front, and sides with wide backs, fitted smoo. lily around the waist and hips without darts. The fulness in the centre back is arranged in an underlying pleat at each side of the closing. These pleats are flatly pressed and present a per fectly plain appearance. The skirt is sheath fitting from waist to knee. The flounces are narrow in front and graduate in depth toward the back. They are of circular shap ing and flare stylishly at the lower edge, where the hems are finished with machine stitching. To make the skirt in the medium size will require seven yards of forty-four ineh material. Becoming to Youthful Wearer*. Effective combinations of black and white are seen in children's garments as well as those intended for grown folks this season, and it must be ad mitted that they are very becoming to youthful wearers. The coat shown here is made of white satin-faced cloth with black satin trimmings. The front shield is braided in black ribbons. It is narrow at the neck, broadens considerably toward the lower edge and is completed with a black collar, both closing at the ceutre hack. The coat Is shaped with shoulder and underarm seams, fits well on the shoul ders and flares in box effect at the lower edge, falling in soft graceful folds. Triple shoulder enpes of black satin are edged with bands of white. They give a becoming breadth to the figure. The coat is fastened invisibly from the neck to the point of the capes. Be low that tlie closing is made with black satin buttons and buttonholes worked in the edges of the flouts. The sleeves are regulation coat sleeves, shaped with upper and under portions. They have slight fulness on tlie shoulders and are finished with flaring cuffs of satin. To make the coat for a child of two COAT FOR A cuitn, years will require three yards of twen ty-two-inch material, with one yard of velvet trimming.