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Does the higher education tend to lessen the physical beauty of women? A certain physician has stirred up a hornet's nest about his head by declar ing that it does. lie points to the fact that many of the most advanced wom en have been the ugliest, nnd he fur titer argues that the women who dis tinguish themselves by their intellect are seldom those of the greatest beauty. Lar an a Garnltnre. Lace as a garniture is still In favor, but more in the form of beautiful half r yokes at the edge of the low neck, or as oddly arranged insertions. If a high bodice is desired one of the pret tiest pnquin models of cream white French batiste is tilled out to the throat with embroidered, unlined chiffon com pleted by a transparent collar of rich lace matching the girdle and pointed band of the elbow sleeves. Simpler Type of Fur. There is in the minds of one or two leading furriers a rebellion against the complex nature of the fur garments of tbe last few seasons. They nre taking courage to declare against the chop ping up of costly skins into little bits to patch 011 other costly skins, which they assert would, like beaufy, be bet ter "unadorned," so that for the winter we may expect a return to the si miller type of fur garments, which is, of course, by far the better. Even the collarettes show the desire for a bolder and freer treatment. Un „ doubtodly, the most chic kind of collar ette will be tbe long, straight, wide stoles, with a liberality in the matter of tails, while muffs promise to be very big indeed, and of both the square and oblong shape. Moleskin coats and coats of caracul and of mink will, as usual, be popular. Indeed, as far as fur itself is concerned, we shall be using all the old favorites.—New York American. Portrait Idea In Jewelry. Cameos, says the London Graphic, are again coming into fashion, and some beautiful tilings in thatliue have been seen in a French bride's corbeille. The most striking wedding present given by the bridegroom was a cameo bracelet, each cameo being n- lifelike profile of the bride's brothers and sis ter. x This portrait idea Is noticeable in Tlnany different styles of the jeweler's art. Brooches, rings nnd other orna ments are given with miniatures of some valued relative or friend, show ing under a diamond or other pale, clear, precious stone. A very extraordinary freak of a well known lady is to have a bunch of charms, all consisting of little effigies of her dear ones. Some of the figures are made of gold, others of silver, oth ers of the new fashionable pewter nnd copper. They are finely chased and gemmed, and, being the work of a high-class artist, are, needless to say, an extremely costly fancy. Woman Behind the Counter. It is generally asserted or implied by the amateur observer that unpleasant ness on the part of the sales girl is due to the greater unpleasantness of the on the other side of the coun- L tor. The Dry Goods Economist, liow [ ever, a journal which ought to know * conditions in department stores, speak ing of a certain store said: "This store, however, has one advan tage over most others that I know any thing about. Every employe lu it seems to be good nntured. Why, it may be asked, should there be any difference 111 this respect between this store and the average one? Is not human nnture about the same the world over? True. "Nevertheless, there is a difference. Why? Because the proprietor is not only a merchant, but a gentleman, as all, unfortunately, are not. He treats his subordinates with marked courtesy and geniality. As a consequence they feel so kindly disposed toward him and his business that such good will is re flected in their treatment of his cus tomers, And how great a factor this has been In making regular customers i of casuals who can say?" Training Hand an<l Eye. We must never foi'get the Intense In dividuality of children, writes "Pater Fnmillas" lu Good Housekeeping. Within certain limits it should be fos tered nnd developed. But the more deeply I go into this whole subject, the older my own children become and the wider my observation, the more radical I become about elementary education. Happy are the children who are brought up in the country, especially if their parents take an intelligent in terest In directing their development. What Is needed is the right combina tion of practice with theory, of book study and doing, of hand work and eye training with the usual educational process. Nature study, elementary art instruc tion nnd fundamental training of the two hands, are essential to the best all around development. Many men have achieved distinction in life in spite of tnelr education, rather than by reason of it. They have had the power to rise above the errors of their early ed ucation, the ability to slough off the non-essentials of the schools, and to utilize to the utmost such fragments of their education as could he usefully ap plied in the struggles of life. The Seafton'a flat*. Colored hats will he fashionable again made of velvet to match the suits, of the rough, shaggy heavers, and also of cloth the same as the gown A charming costume of a queer shade of red in a shaggy material has a toque to match with touches of darker velvet, hut no feathers or ornaments of any kind, while a dark hlue velvet costume has an enchanting picture hat of dark hlue velvet with one long white ostrich plume, q'he flat hats have not gone out of fashion, and yet there are now to lie seen among the very new shapes quite a number with high crown—a style that could easily have been pre dicted as a coming reaction from the flat hats that have been worn for so long a time. A curious feature of the new fashions In millinery Is that there is no one distinctive style set aside for any age. The law is that the lint shall be becoming and suitable for the indi vidual wearer, which is the reason why tills year's fashions promise to he so particularly attractive. The broad, rather low hats will, on the whole, lioid their place in popular favor for every day wear, at least dur ing the early part of the winter. The rough felts nre to be most popular for outing or tailor-s'uit hats,—Harper's Ba zar. The Woman in Authority. The woman in authority should study consideration of other people's feelings. The common scold or the continunl fault-tinder is perhaps the most disa greeable person in tile world, not only unhappy herself, but making others so. Scolding, in one light, is really an ac complishment—that is. when used for the proper correction of servants and children. If you feel called upon to de liver a rebuke to a servant make it clear to that offender that your dis pleasure is Justified; never lose your temper, but be calm and dignified, for remember that your bearing has much to do witli the respect that you are held in by those under your authority. Never let a scolding degenerate into nagging, for if you do you lose all claim for respect from the delinquent, and the person at fault becomes your critic, and a very scornful one at that. Let all scoldings be gauged by the error, but do not make any one rebuke long drawn out. Give each a hopeful ending. When properly administered a mer ited scolding quickly bears tbe fruit of better behavior on the part of the of fending one. Many wives have spoiled the good nature of their husbands by seizing upon some fault, trivial, perhaps, and constantly dwelling upon it. Where home is made unhappy by a great fault of the husband, if lie is worthy of loving and saving, lie is more effectively appealed to by tender ness than by denunciation or scorn. SeftLEANINGS Tjl —/ From TWr. • •- Kimono-like sleeves are noted on fur conts. Shaded ostrich feathers are very modish. White fox trims white broadtail ex quisitely. Flowered broadcloths are a wonder ful novelty. Dresden-flowered lotiisiue nre among the choice silks. Corduroy crepes are very rich and drape gracefully. Lace more and more is to figure as a trimming for furs. Silk kimonos for winter are lined with white albatross. Changeable taffetas are the vogue for waists and dresses. Moire solell is a satin-barred plaid suitable for shirt waists. Panne-finish velvets look quite like* panne and nt much less cost. Draped strands of jet arc effective as a facing for a smart black turban. ltich green and the various tan shades make a modish combination. Chenille worked in wheel-like affairs faces the brim of one fascinating hat. Lace weave stockings are to be the thing in hosiery for house and evening wear. Polka dots, like water markings and of various sizes, adorn a new turquoise moire. Rich plaid ribbons with black velvov edges are among the splendid new of ferings. Some clever evening stockings in white lace effect nre adorned with deli cate black pansies. Many of the rich new silks are given additional splendor in the shape of a finish of panne-like lustre. A stunning turban is'' composed of shaded blue and green velvet foliage, a few green roses being under the left brim. " Jasper gray is a pure gray—that is, a mixture of black and white without a thread of any other color. It may be light or dark. f^.AFFAIRS To Make the lintfer Iletter. Cooking teneliers say that the ingre dients for pancakes, fritters and the like should be mixed fully two hours before the batter is needed. This, they explain, gives the flour a chance to swell and the batter is better and more wholesome. Which means, to some of us, au uulearniug of old methods. How to Drink Milk. When one needs a reviving stimulant after exhaustion, nothing can rival the effects of hot milk sipped slowly. Some people say they cannot digest milk, and these are the people who drink it down quickly, so that the digestive acids, iu playing round it, form large curds, which give trouble before they can be absorbed. The light way Is to sip tlie milk In small amounts, so that each mouthful, as it descends Into the stomach, is surround ed by -the gastric fluid, and when tlie whole glassful is down tlie effect is that of- a spongy mass of curds, in and out of which tlie keen gastric juices course, speedily doing their work of turning the curd into peptones that the tissues can take up. The Uioi of Lemon. If more people realized the many uses to which lemons may be put this fruit would always be l'ouud in the well regulated household. Here are some of its good qualities; Lemou juice removes stains from one's hands. Lemon juice and water make a mouth wash, useful for preventing tartar and sweetening the breath, but the mixture must not he too strong, or the enamel of the teeth will iu time suffer. Lemon juice will often, when everything else falls, alluy the irritation caused by the bites of guats or flies, and a teaspoon ful of it, In n cup of cafe noir, will usually relieve a bilious headache. The juice of a lemon, taken in hot water on awakening in the morning, is a liver corrector and a flesh reduoer. Lemon juice and salt will remove rust stains from linen without injury to the fabric if you wet the stains with the mixture several times while it is bleaching in sunshine. Two or three applications may be necessary if the stain is an old -one.—Brooklyn Eagle. Buckvrhoat Cake*. To make buckwheat griddle cakes, mix together four cupfuls of buck wheat flour with one scant cupful of cornmeal and an even tnblespoonful of salt. Sift these ingredients to gether. To moisten them use five cup fuls of lukewarm water and two cup fuls of milk. The milk Is used to give the rich brown color preferred by most people. To accomplish this many housewives use all water aud add two tablespoonfuls of molasses. The milk, however, makes the cakes more deli cate. Dissolve a compressed yeast cake in a half cupful of lukewarm water; add it to the other liquid. Then add the liquid gradually to the dry ingredients, beating hard meanwhile. Pour the hatter into a pall that comes for the purpose, and let it rise over night. In the morning, just before baking the cakes, stir a level teaspoon ful of soda Into a quarter of a cupful of lukewarm water and heat it into the batter until It foams. Then fry a test, cake on a hot griddle, and if it is too thick, add more water or milk to tho batter. At least a pint of the bat ter should be left for tlie next baking, to use in place of the yeast. To renew the batter, add the ingredients in the same proportion as the first time. mndtrnm A hot solution of salt and vinegar will brighten copper and till ware. A few cloves put in the ink bottle will prevent tlie conteuts from mold ing. When color in a fabric lias been nc eidently destroyed by acid, ammonia may be applied to restore it. A pleasant household deodorizer Is made by pouring spirits of lavender over lumps of bicarbonate of am monia. Mildews on linen may be removed with soft soap and chalk rubbed over tlie discolored place before it goes into the washtub. String beans, covered with French dressing sprinkled with chives and seasoned with salt anil pepper, make an excellent salad. A pinch of salt will make tlie white of au egg beat quicker, and a pinch of borax in cooked starch will make tlie clothes stiffer and whiter. When a bathtub becomes shabby sandpaper it nnd give it a coat of or dinary white paint, to be followed by one or two coats of bath enamel. Stains on brass will soon disappear if rubbed with a cut lemon dipped in salt. When clean, wash in hot water, dry with a elotli and polish with 11 wasli leather. Aluminum pans are excellent ill every way and no trouble to keep clean it rinsed out directly they are douo with. They should not be washed with soda, as It is destructive to tlie brilliant polish. Jewelry can be cleaned by washing in sonpsuds ill which a few drops of spirits of ammonia are stirred, slinking off the water and laying in a box of dry sawdust. This method leaves uo marks or scratches.. METHODS OF SAVING COLD. •• tly-Catcliinjj and Bench combine " In New Zeulaiul. Jinny nnd various are tlic moans em ployed to secure the precious metal from its abiding place, and two meth ods are somewhat remarkable. They are employed at Charleston, on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The first is known as "fly catcliing," and is adopted 011 streams down which the v water used in hy draulic sluicing runs after it has passed through tile tail races. Some of the very fine gold escapes, and is carried away in the water. This is knowu as "floating gold," so at intervals along the streams boxes are placed, slightly above the natural level. On the sur face of these matting or sacking is put, and some of tho gold is caught. The sacking is washed regularly in a tub, and the sediment contains the gold in very fine, dust-like particles. "Beachcombing," as its name im plies, is carried on on the sea beach, and is used to save the fine gold thrown up by the action of the ocean. The greater the storm the larger the deposit of gold. The sand on the beach is black in color, and very fine, and the gold remains on the surface in most minute specks, quite Invisible to the eye. These claims are 200 feet in width, and each miner, as the tide goes out, wheels down his sluice-box and commences operations. The bottom of the box is lined with sheets of copper, covered with quicksilver. At the top it stream of water from a hose is led in. The upper surface of the saud is stripped off about six incites deep, and is thrown by shovelsful into the water. As it passes down the box the force of the water spreads it out over the plates of quicksilver copper, and tho gold adheres to the surface. The mix ture of gold and quicksilver is known as amalgam, and it. is afterward sep arated. These claims have been worked continuously for thirty years.—Golden Penny. a WISE WORDS. Beware of "Had I but known."—ltal Inn proverb. Tho first blow is as good as two.— French proverb. Ability is of little account without opportunity.—Napoleon I. The fool passes for wise if he is silent.—Portuguese proverb. It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.—Dr. Johnson. The lite of action is nobler than the life of thought.—Miss Muloch. The less power a man has the more he likes to use it.—J. l'etit Senu. Be more rrompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.—Chilo. To reform a man, you must begiu with his grandmother.—Victor Hugo. Conscience warns us as a friend be fore it punishes as a judge.—Stauis laus. He who can conceal his joys is great er than he who can hide his griefs.— Lavater. He who has lost his reputation is n dead man among the living. —Spanish proverb. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart."—Bunyan. Cowards die many times before their death: the valiant never taste of death but once.—Shakespeare. The greatest of all human benefits, that, at least, without which no other benefit can be truly enjoyed, is mde pendence.—Parke Godwin. The Artillery Horse. The Army regulations adopted in 1901 regarding what should constitute an artillery horse, are very specific. The animal must be sound, well bred, of a kindly disposition and free from vicious habits, lie must be a fair trotter, well broken to harness, gentle under the saddle, with an easy mouth, so that he can be governed readily. Geldings of uniform color, 15.1 to 1(1 hands high, weighing 1030 to 1200 pounds and from five to eight years old, are preferred. The head and ears should be small, forehead broad, vision perfect, chest broad and deep, shoul ders broad but not too heavy, barrel large, withers high, hock well beut aud feet sound and in good order.— American Agriculturist. A .Magnificent Bluff. Tint the most daring trick of all in this case of the imaginary heirs and the equally imaginary millions, was Mrae. Humbert's appearance "with a small satchel before the judge then presiding over her suit. People had doubted tho Crawford millions, so she had brought those millions lor the Judge 1o verify. The Judge declined, I hat was not his function. Mine. Hum bert insisted. The judge was obdur ate. So Mine. Humbert took back un opened her little valise, supposed to contain one hundred and twenty mil lion francs in bonds, in reality prob ably stuffed with a few newspapers. That was a superb bluff.—Story of the Humbert Swindle, in Leslie's Monthly. Skyscraper* Knitted. While the exigencies of our practical American life will still demand tho erection of large officii buildings, the rate of production is likely to decrease rather than Increase; the mania for mere bigness is subsiding, and is bound to give place to a better conception of corporate eminence: and the pro duction of the sky-scraper itself in evitably necessitates the development, of a large amount of urban properly along more modest lines. That is to say, the mere architect, in distinction from the construction engineer, "will yet find in our great cities an oppor tunity to exercise his trade.—B. J. lien- Uriels, in the Atlantic. Funny Fide of Life, No <.hanco. Tho amateur photographer Your likenes oft displays With all your imperfections plain To every passing gaze. Perhaps his victim would not run 111 terror from the spot If he would say, "Look pleasant, please," Before he takes a shot. —Washington Star. As a Starter. Ferdy—"Have you won her love pet?" Clarence—"Xo; but I've made a be ginning. I've got all her relatives down 011 me!"— Puck. Love. She—"l'm so glad we're engaged." .He—"But you knew all the time that t loved you, didn't you?" She—"Yes, dear, I knew it, but you didn't."—Brooklyn Life. A Diplomat. Gladys—"lf she doesn't love him why does she encourage him?" Edith—"Well, she's hoping her father will suspect sbe loves him and send her on a trip to Europe to overcome her infatuation!"— Fuck. What a Man Think.. "When a man of twenty considers a woman, he thinks of her beauty, but at thirty he thinks of her loquacity." "What does be think at forty?" "Oh, he thinks only of himself by that time."—lndianapolis News. The Real Fret. "Do your debts worry you?" asked tlie Sympathetic Guy. "What I owe other people?" said the Willing Spender. "Well, I should say not. It's what other people owe me that bothers!"— Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. The Mother'* Ruse. "Here," snid Mr, Snaggs, as he laid a volume on the table, "here is a book that I am very desirous Lucy shall read." "Very well," replied Mrs. Snaggs; "I'll forbid her to touch it."—Pittsburg Cliron iclc-Telegra ph. Faint Heart. 4g|P She—"Aud this place they call Lovers' Leap?" He—"Yep; nil—huh—let's go home." —New York Journal. Self-Approval. "When I was a young man I was too proud to ask my father for money," remarked Mr. Cumrox. "Well," answered the youth with the fancy vest, "I hate to talk about my self; but if there is anything on which I pride myself, it's not being proud."— Washington Star. The Important Brunch of Literature. "You say you have a new idea for a ■tory?" "Yes." "Something original in plot?" "Well. I hadn't thought much about the plot. But I have an advertising scheme that will make a fortune for any book."—Washington Star. llifitoi-y. Hannibal had been trying In vain to draw out Fabius to battle. "Is there 110 way." lie exclaimed an grily, "of making the 1111111 light?" "You might try asking him to arbi trate," suggested one of his generals. Soon after Cannae was fought and tile Roman forces destroyed.—Judge. A SeiiHiil ionalist. "What were your sensations?" asked the reporter of the chauffeur whose automobile had struck a tree. "Well," answered the chauffeur, "I thought for a minute that Mars and the earth had come together while going at the rate of (10,000,000 miles a second, and that some one 011 Jupiter bad foolishly tried to avert the collision by thrusting 83,000,000,000 pounds of nHro-glyeerine between tliem."—ln dianapolis Sun. HI. Kxcu... "You might think," said Meandering Mike, "dat I don't know bow to work. If you do, lady, dat's a mistake. I'm a wonderful liaudy man at a lot of things." "Then why don't you get employ ment?" "It's me principles ilat keeps me from followin' me industrious inclina tions. Eycry time dele's a strike de clared I goes 011 a sympathetic strike to help alotig de cause. An' dere's a strike somewhere or auother purty uear ail de time."—Washington Star. | Farm Topics f Trim tlie llorr* Hoof*. noofs of old hogs frequently need trimming. If tliey become too long filth is liable to accumulate and the animal is not able to stand up straight on its feet. It is very easy to trim the hogs' hoofs and the herd should be in spected every six months or so with this in view. Ue of Fodder Shredders. , Fodder shredders have been found equal to cutters in preparing ensilage for the silo. According to the experi ence of those who use shredders for the purpose mentioned the ensilage is finer and a larger quantity can be packed in the silo. It also keeps well and is more highly relished by stock. Animal Physiology. It is quite essential to bear in mind tbe fact that a horse differs very much from a cow or steer iu its digestive capacity when planning the feed. A' horse needs a condensed ration; a' cow or ox can handle one considerably more bulky. This is due to the fact that the horse has one stomach to handle all its feed while the ox has three stomachs that assist in prepar ing the food before it reaches the fourth, or true, stomach. A horse at heavy work is adapted to a good, heavy, grain ration, with hay. Stable Sanitation. Whitewash will kill and hold all germs with which it comes In con tact. It has the effect of making the barn or inclosure lighter and much, more wholesome for the animals con tained in it. Whitewash can be put on with a good spray pump made for that purpose, or with a brush. On rough walls, the material should be very thick, especially for the first coat. The interior of any building sprayed several times during the season will be much less liable to spread germs In the milk and other substances. A Sunny Dtmt Bath. Put a row of small windows along the bottom of the sunny side of the , henhouse. Inside, box off a space, as shown in the diagram. This makes a = ! fnterror~o/ house, i=l T (Cusf PLAN OP IIOUSE WITH DUST BATH. splendid sunny dusting place In win ter, and Increases the size of the house, as the space above this dusting apart ment can he covered with sand and litter and be used for scratching pur poses.—New England Homestead. Fattening Pig. Profitably. In order to get the best and quickest returns from hogs, begin fattening the pigs as soon as they are horn. I raised pure-blooded Poland-Chinas of medium size, and never attempted to keep more than I could linndle well. My hrood sows were kept in a thrifty condition. They were not fat, hut are far from being poor. I fed a little whole corn nud a slop made of rye meal and milk. When the pigs begin to try to cat (and they will do this when only a few days old), I fix a place where they could go and eat by themselves. I first gave them skimmllk aud then gradually added rye meal, Increasing the amount as the pig grows. As soon ns they are large enough to ent It, I add a little corn, but I find that I can make the most rapid growth with rye meal if I have plenty of milk to go with if. If the meal Is fed alone, it is In my opinion too concentrated. I raise two litters of pigs each year. They generally average from 275 to 300 pounds at seven months old.—G. W. Hurd, in Orange Judd Farmer. l.ow Vitality in Sheep. It is surprising to see how easily sheep will die. Not that we have met with many losses, but with a few that are unaccountable. I never knew until taught by experlenee that a sheep (mutton bred and broad backed) could lie down, roll over on its back aud be utterly unable to get up, seemingly through lack of "gumption," and ac tually die within three hours. We have lost a few that way, some before shearing. I could understand why this might occur, because the wool would naturally prevent getting up. but when a shorn ewe did it I was a surprised shepherd. The probable cause for its gelling on its back was ticks, at least that is what I surmise, though there was no flock in Minnesota more thoroughly flipped than ours was last fall; still, when shearing we found a few of the pests. We shall dip twice this year. At the first opportunity the flock will be dipped, ewes and lambs, and that, too, most thoroughly, and they will get a second cleansing In the fall. We hope In tills way to avoid the losses. Rut the fact remains that the sheep dies easily. They make me think of the low vitality described by the late Dr. Dickson, who said that (lie native India man when taken ill lost all reso lution and courage, took to his mud couch in his rude hut. turned his face to the wall, clasped his hands, said it was "Kismet," and "let her go Gal lagher."—Farm, Stock and Home. Davis pays nearly one-quarter of all the direct taxes levied in France. We alivnys manage to get along with out the thing we can't get.