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Take Car* of Your Teeth.
In the large cities we have a dentist I for about every 2000 persons, and many of these are driven with work. No doubt every one would have his hands full If every person who needed could afford their services; while prob ably one-half the present number of dentists would suffice for the rising generation If all parents would re quire sufficient chewing exercise throughout their children's growing period, themselves setting the exam ple of giving the teeth fair play before It is too late. ■ Use your teeth at every meal, give /' tliom crusts aud hard things to chew, If possible brush tliem after meals, hut surely before going to bed; use some antiseptic wash to prevent nb seesses and retard decay, and consult a first-class dentist twice a year.—Amer ican Queen. Synonynm to Plead© Giicntß. A "synonymous" entertainment Is one of the best means ever tried for getting one's guests acquainted and for removing all stiffness and formal ity. Before the arrival of her guests tlie hostess must make out a complete list of their names and then must set iter wits to work to devise a synonym lor each. No attempt is made at se lecting literal synonyms for the word or its parts as spelled. A few names from a list recently ymade out will at least prove suggest ive, and will give a better idea of the method of carrying out the plan than would many words of description; Synonyms— Names. With noise of trumpet and drum.. Blair Kipling's latest, spherical iu shape.. Kimball An essential part of a tree Stemni Heaped upon an enemy's bead.. .Coles Noted English novelist Scott Scotch for one, sign of possession, value Ainsworth Sign of cold weather Frost Be quiet Hush An emblem, sign of comparative. ... Badger Dignified names for light and left bowers Johns Maker of barrels Cooper A dear gentleman ' Buck As each guest arrives some sort of r souvenir bearing Ills or her name Is pinned below the left shoulder. These souvenirs may be as plain or as elab orate as the hostess chooses to make them. A piece of paper with the name written upon It serves the purpose as well as a linnd-palnted or a silver mounted affair. At any time the hostess chooses sllns of paper, each of which contains tlie synonym of a name, are passed to the guests. They are told to try to find the names which they represent. Anothev plan is to have a complete list qf the synonyms made out for each guest, and then each one must keep bis own counsel and fill in as many of tlie names as possible. There are various ways in which tlie list may be put to account in furnish ing a part of an evening's entertain ment, and hostesses will lie able to adjust it to suit tlieir particular pur , poso if they study its possibilities.— J Chicago Record-Herald. V Art of Pattlac Clothes Away. The woman who knows how to put away her belongings is not only neat, but economical and generally smart in appearance. When she comes in from a walk, she never hangs up lier coat by the loop Inside the collar; if she puts It away in the closet she uses a coat-hanger—if she leaves it around the loom, knowing she may need It soon, she disposes it over the back of a chair that will keep it in shape. The skirts of her gowns never have a stringy look because they are always hooked and then hung by two loops. Fol* a tailor-made skirt she uses a small coat-hanger Villi tlie ends bent down a little; this keeps the skirt iu excellent shape aud causes it to liaug in even folds. The strings ol her underskirts are tied and the gar ment is liung by the loops, thus never m showing a hump where it lias rested 011 tlie liook. For the same reason her i shirt waists are always hung by tlie nrinholes. unless they have hanging loops. Handsome waists have both sleeves and body stuffed with tissue paper, aud are then laid in drawers or boxes. .Shoes are easily kept in shape by slipping a pair of trees into litem as soon as they are removed from the feet. If trees are not available, news paper will do, if It Is stuffed 'n tight. It is well to roll each veil on a stiff piece of paper; a single foil will often spoil the set of a veil aud sometimes even mar the expression of a face. Cloves should always he removed by mrning them wrong side out; they should then he turned back again, blown into shape, and each finger smoothed out. Ties, especially four-in hand or golf ties, should ho liung to avoid creasing. I-lats, of course, should ho kept out of the dust anil placed so that (lie trim ming will not be disarranged. This disposition depends so muelt on tlie hat and the available space that each woman must use her own Ingenuity. However, it is safe to say that no liat should he laid flat down 011 a shelf. SY.vs., also, should he protected from dust, ami a mult' should always he stood ou end.—New York Times. Lingerie Note*, A pretty idea for the trimming of a silk nightgown is a collar finished with a deep hem of a contrasting shade of silk. Pinks, blues, mauves and yellows are all washing colors, hut a good make must he chosen in order to have a fast dye. Imitation Valenciennes lace is, after all, the best and cheapest trim ming procurable, and 11 is almost im possible nowadays to tell the difference between the real and the imitation. Many of the best nightgowns are made like peignoirs. Extravagant peo ple are using washing satin, while there is a liberty satin with cashmere back that is ideal for winter. As for chemises silk again is very dainty wear, but the ordinary mull muslin or batiste is just as nice and certainly extremely cheap. Fine linen is effective trimmed simply with but tonhole stitching, and, though the cost of this is fairly heavy, the wear is endless. Nowadays there is no excuse for those people who wear ugly lingerie, for some of the prettiest models are quite inexpensive, though on the other hand we can spend a fortune 011 un derwear if so inclined. prrjjovcfoiV i'm r Five hundred women doctors are now in practice in Croat Britain. Fannie Crosby, composer of "There's Music in the Air" nnjl of several well known hymns, has been blind ever since she was nine years old. Mrs. S. C. Keeso, of Baltimore, Md„ owns the court gown worn by her grandmother at tlie marriage of Na poleon and Josephine. Mrs. Kendal, the actress, has a fad for collecting miniature models of larger bric-a-brac and other articles. She has a large cabinet full of these tiny replicas. Mrs. Jane Schetzer, of Franklin, Ohio, lias just passed the English phi lology examination at Berlin Univer sity. She is the third American woman to accomplish this. Tile late Queen of the Belgians had given so lavishly to the many chari ties in which she was interested during her lifetime that it Is said she had com paratively little left to bequeath at her death. Mrs. A. A. J. Dean, of Boston, is the only survivor of the juvenile chorus which first sang "America." It was sung by that chorus 011 July 4, 1532. Mrs. Dean is now in her eighty-fourth year. Lady Frances Balfour, the favorite sister of the new English Premier, is likely to become a political power be hind the throne. She is the brightest woman of that clever family, and is devoted to her brother and his career. Lady Frances is much interested in the woman's suffrage movement, and was active in uniting all the English suf frage societies into one body. Mrs. Asa Hirooka, of Osaka, Japan, the founder and guiding spirit of the famous banking firms of Kajuna, is an eminently successful financier and business organizer. This woman not only tided her vast establishment over the difficult restoration days, but was one of the pioneer coal miners in Ja pan. She also takes a keen interest in educational matters, is at present pro moting a university for girls, and, by way of giving practical encouragement employs many educated girls at her banks. Dark velvet coats arc worn with moire skirts of a light color. An exquisite fan, with ivory sticks, is of white chiffon trimmed with real lace. rialds as trimming are much seen and are to be had in velvet and panne as well as silk and wool. A handsome hat pin has four pear shaped opals, with a diamond in the centre, set iu a filigree head of gold. White satin is the prevailing lining in all the fancy coats, and especially so if the ermine is the trimming. Cords and tassels will iio seen on all our tailor-built frocks, while Indian and Itussian embroideries are extreme ly popular. The furriers' ingenuity is shown in tho fact that they are discreetly adding waistbands of embroidery or silk to these short, tight fitting coats. Fashion is very partial to the note of black iu neckwear, and a touch of it is introduced into many ol' the prettiest pieces. Birds are being worn and promise to gain In favor as the season advances. Paradise plumes arc also greatly en evidence. The Itussian blouse is agaiu to the fore, the bolero has by 110 means left us, and basques of all lengths will be worn. A pretty white shirt waist is made of the new striped waisting, with the col lars and cuffs piped with green and red plaid. A band and long tabs of white taffeta silk finish the collar. WJ "re using fine cloths, corduroy velvets and vicunas, which lend them selves admirably to millings of glace and velvet, these playing a very impor tant part in the season's trimmings. Stocks of plaid silk in all Ihe Tartan colorings are conspicuous. They are fastened with tiny harness buckles of gilt and arouu.l the top is a plain band of silk in dark red, blue, white or black, according to the tinting of the plaid. HOUSEHOLD To Relievo Toothache. Eight out of ten cases of toothache can be relieved by getting some bread soda, bicarbonate of soda, not baking powder—dusting It 011 a piece of cot ton wool, and placing this in the cav ity. If all the teeth ache together the cause is generally acidity of the mouth. In that case dissolve the soda in warm water and wash the teeth with it. You will be well in an instant. A Dainty Way of Cooking Kggs. I was out at lunch the other day. and though food and its preparation are not my province, I nevertheless venture to tell of a dish which was delicious in the extreme, and has the great merit of being so simple that any one may prepare it with little or no trouble and iu a very short time. It consists of au egg cooked in a tomato. A Arm, fresh tomato of sufficient size is selected, the top is cut off, and the inside is scooped out just enough to contain a whole egg. The egg is cracked into a cup without the yolk being brokeu, and then pouted into lite tomato. Salt and pepper are add ed, and the tomato is put into the oven. When the egg is cooked the tomato will be found just right also. My hostess, who lived for many years in Portugal, told me this was a Portu guese method, and I strongly commend it to people who like eggs and toma toes, and who are tired of ordinary tomato omelette.—New York Herald. Chamois Skin Doilies. A person with an ordinary knowl edge of painting can make a handsome set of tile chamois skin dollies now in vogue for the polished bare top of the luncheon table. The common yellow skin is frequently used, but gray skius or those of a rich red hue can be pur chased at house furnishing or art sup ply shops. A skin three-quarters of a yard square costs about sl. A few oil paints and a medium sized sablo brush complete the necessary supplies. Colors should be carefully blended, as no shading is permissible. Mix the paint with turpentine to the consist ency of cream, and apply in broad, flat wushes. Experiment ou a little piece before beginning, as some skins absorb more than others. A rose design, with blossoms in soft pink and leaves and stems in pale green, is effective on a gray skiu. Chrysanthemums in dull pinks or reds are good on a red skin, and nasturtiums go well on a terra cotta background.—New York Journal. Mayonnaise Dressing;* To make a thoroughly good mayon naise dressing allow one egg to half a pint of oil, half a teaspoouful of salt, a dash of cayenne pepper and lemon juice as required. Stand the oil and the egg in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled, and when about tc mix the dressing place a bowl in a pan of Ice water. Drop the yolk of the egg carefully into the bowl and set the white aside. Dip the oil onto the yolk drop by drop, stirring with a silver or wooden fork until a smooth paste is formed. Then continue pouring the oil, but slightly faster and alternating with a drop or two of lemon juice. When the entire quantity of oil is exhausted add the salt and the pepper and lemon juice to suit the taste. The dressing should be rich, smooth and ol' about the consistency of thick cream. If, as sometimes happens, it shows a tendency to curdle In the progress of making or becomes too thick so it will not pour from the spoon, add a little of tile white of 1 lie egg beaten stiff. If in spite of all these precautions the dressing should curdle, take another egg and begin again dropping the curdled mayonnaise slowly into it and stirring vigorously all the while.— Washington Star. recipes ;• Quince Syrup—This is nice for grid dle cakes and waffles. Wipe carefully three large quinces and grate them. Add three pounds of granulated sugar and three cups of water and simmer slowly for three hours; tlieu strain and cool and put into jars. Flannel Cakes—Kul) two level table spoonfuls of butter into one pint of flour; beat the yolks of two eggs; add tlieni to one and a quarter cups of milk; add this to the flour and beat un til smooth; add the whites of the eggs and two level teaspoonfuls of baking powder; bake quickly 011 a hot griddle. Cupped Eggs—Butter the requisite number of egg cups and carefully break a fresh egg into each; set the cups in a strainer over boiling water and cook until the whites are turned and set. Drop a bit of sweet, fresh butter 011 top of each and shake a pinch of minced parsley over the butter; serve at once. Shrimp Salad—Mix half a teaspoon of salt, fourth teaspoon of pepper, one tablespoon of oil, two tabiespoonfuls of vinegar and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Add to this one can of shrimp; put in the ice chest. Take the tender leaves from three or four heads of let tuce, put them in ice water just before using them, then drain and dry them on a towel. Arrange two leaves to form a shell; mix the shrimp with a little mayonnaise dressing; put a heap ing teaspoon of tile salad 011 each shell and one teaspoon of dressing on top. Garnish with capers, parsley or water cress. INTFnCACIES OF A CRY DOCK Means of Kemovitig Great Ship- From tlie Water. A dry dock Is a basin established in solid ground, or at least partly sur rounded by terra flrma, iuto which a vessel may be floated, and from which the v atcr may be entirely removed after closing the entrance gate. The water may be removed by pumping, or where the rise and fall of the tide equals or exceeds the depth of flota tion, it can be emptied aud filled by gravity. In certain situations dry docks can conveniently bo placed so that their normal water surface corresponds with the half tide, thus largely iucreasing the number of docking hours. A floating dock is, in effect, a sub merged platform or pontoon, upon which is erected a cradle or other de vice to receive the ship's hull; con nected with the floor are chambers, which can be filled with water, to sink it; or with air, to raise it. The ship is floated above the cradle; the water is pumped out of the chambers, causing the structure to rise to the ship and then lift the latter out of the water. For convenience and belter adjustment to the ship's weight and structural differences, floating docks are often made In sections aud arc then known as "sectional docks." Of the latter typo are the floating docks in present use on the East River front of New York, used for graving coastwise ves sels, chiefly. The "off-shore" dock is a develop ment of the sectional floating dock. In this type there is a submerged pon toon with a vertical extension above water 011 one side ouly, the purpose of the latter being to give stability to the structure and provide room for the pumps and the other plant; the dock is placed parallel to the shore, with which it is connected by means of hinged booms moving in a vertical piano and permitting the dock to rise aud fall.—Engineering Magazine. WISE WORDS. Generosity Is the flower of justice.— Hawthorne. Diligence is the mother of good for tune.—Cervantes. There is no index of character so sure as the voice.—Disraeli. Nothing is more reasonable and cheap than good manners.—South. Honor comes by diligence; riches spring from economy.—J. F. Davis. Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.—Franklin. Laughing cheerfulness throws sun light on all the paths of life.—Richter. Discontent is the want of self re liance; it is infirmity of will.—Emerson. The highest manhood resides in dis position, not in mere intellect.—H. W. Beechcr. The most amiable people arc those who least wound the self love of oth ers. —Bruycre. 110 who forgets his own friends meanly to follow after those of a high er degree is a snob.—Thackeray. That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one.—Plautus. More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.—George Eliot. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.—Emer son. Courtesy is to business and society what oil is to machinery. It makes things run smoothly, for it eliminates the jar and the friction and the nerve racking noise.—Success. Kitclien Aristocrats. In a certain New England city the going rate of domestic wages is four dollars a week. One matron, having had many heart-rending experiences with the unexpectedness of her help, was moved thereby voluntarily to rniso the wage of a peculiarly compe tent girl to four dollars aud a half, with the hope of firmly cementing Biddy to the family. She reckoned ill In leaving out of her calculation one of the strongest traits of human na ture—of human nature, at least, as It disports itself in this land where all are free and equal. But a few short weeks had passed when this model domestic, so recognized by the abnor mal attitude of her stipeud, informed her mistress that the extra half-dollar a week made it impossible for Iter to associate with the girls who were get ting 110 more than four dollars, and seeing that there was no society for her in that neighborhood, she should he forced to move to a more congenial locality. And move she did, leaviug iu the breast of tlie matron au emotion not classified in auy of the sociological studies of mistress and maid that have come to our attention, hut which brings forth practical fruit in a deter mination never again to meddle with those forces which feud to fix the social status as between servant-girl and servant-girl. Our readers will easily see the abstruse character o( the problem as it is exemplified ill tills one incident—an nbstrusoness far ex ceeding in important gravity that which mars the harmonies of life in other circles where I lie social standing depends upon recondite factors of rela tive wealth and birth and breeding, but where the immense practicalities of making the beds and doing tlie fam ily washing are not involved. Wo can not pretend to grasp tlie full signifi cance of this aristocracy of tHo kitchen, though (lie untoward practi cal effect is clear enough.—Harper's Weekly. Mere owlish lYUdnm. The more women understand a man j the less he understands them —New ! York Press. LATEST fiCWTORK, F^SfUCNS New Y'ork City.—Blouse coats are pre-eminently fashionable and are ex ceedingly becoming to youthful figures. This stylish May Manton design iu- IIISSES' BLOUSE JACKET. eludes the ueiv and becoming shoulder capes but so arranged that the blouse cau be left plaiu when preferred. The original is made of royal blue broad cloth with collar aud cuffs of velvet and makes part of a costume, but all suiting and jacket materials arc appro priate. The edges are simply finished with tailor stitching in corticell! silk, but plaiu or fancy braid may be sub stituted if preferred. The blouse consists of front, back and under-arm gores and is fitted by means of shoulder and under-arm seams. The back is smooth and without fulness, hut the fronts blouse becomingly over the belt. To the lower edge are seamed the basque portions, tlie scant being concealed by the belt. Tlie triple capes are arranged over tlie shoulders and joined at tlie neck, to which is at tached the collar that rolls over with the fronts to form lapels. The sleeves are full In bishop style, and are gath ered into roll-over cuffs, but the cuffs may be omitted aud tlie sleeves fin ished in bell style or tlie plain coat sleeves used as shown iu small sketch. Tlio quantity of material required for the medium size (fourteen years) is five yards twenty-one Inches wide, two yards forty-four inches wide or j WOMAN'S BLOL'SK SKAM" BFFKCT. one nnd three-fourth yards fifty-two inches wide. lCffiectivc us Well an Fashionable. "Slot spam" effects make a notable? fpatui'e of advance stylos and arc both novel and effective as well as fashion able. The stylish blouse shown in the ( large drawing is of pastel green alba- i tross with touches of black aud white j given by black silk laid under ihc ; pleats, and stitching with white corti- j celli silk. Tiny black and white but- ■ tons decorate the fronts, each side of ! tin- princess closing, and a tie of black : edged with white and a black belt hold by a silver clasp give a smart finish. All waistlng materials, wool, silk, linen and cotton are, however, appropriate ' aud when desired the waist can bo ren j dered still simpler by omitting tin* silk I beneath the pleats, leaving the mate j rial only. The foundation lining is smoothly i tltted and closes at the centre front, but i separately from the outside. The waist ■ consists of fronts nnd back that are I laid in narrow tucks, which are turned toward one another iu groups of two J and are stitched flat to form the "slot i seams." The closing is effected be- j neath the left pleat of the centre group j and Is invisible. The sleeves are in , bishop style, but are arranged ir. "slot i seams" at their upper portions which j fall free to form soft puffs ai wrists. Tlio quantity of material required j for the medium size is four yards • twenty-one or twenty-seven inches ! wide, three and one-half yards thirty two inches wide or two and one-eighth j yards forty-four Inches wide. Tlie Vogue f Gray. For visiting ;tud reception gowns . tliore is nothing smarter than gray. It is the lirst choice of the present time. Formerly gray was chiefly in use for spring and summer gowns, but this season it is chosen for winter. There are many shades of gray—steel gray satin or velvet, gray taffeta, "London smoke" broadcloth or plush, pretty gray zihelines, with here and there tufts of long, silvery hair woven into tlie fabric; accordion-pleated chiffon In a cool tint of pearl gray, gun metal camel's hair serge, Queen's gray and French gray panel-cloth, pastel gray peau do crepe—these are some of the tints and stud's for which there Is a demand. Smoked pearl buttons and cut ornaments, such as paillettes and eabochous, are duly supplied as a gar niture for dressy gray toilets. A Pretty Ornament. A pretty ornament for the hair is a single short white ostrich feather, with two small, tiny ostrich tips in color nr. the base. These are in some ornaments pink or pale blue, and others have the two feathers of black. Muff Chain*. To hold the mil IT are being shown beautiful muff chains of gun metal sot with turquoise. Woman** Blouse Jacket. Stole effects make one of the most marked features of the season, and are seen upon tlie latest wraps of all sorts. This very stylish blouse jacket com bines the narrow elongated fronts with a circular frill that gives tlie sugges tion of a cape and is both novel and smart. As shown it is of zibeline, in myrtle green, with collar (ind cuffs of embroidered velvet, and is trimmed with pendants of black silk and stitched with self-colored corticelli silk, but tlie design suits all the season's fabrics, tlie odd wrap as well as the entire suit. The jacket is made with a plain back, under-arm gores and fronts that are in two portions, toe upper or cape portion being extended to form the stoles. Over the coat are arranged the 1 circular frills, that arc joined at the edges of the cape portions at the front but are simply applied over the back, cull's at the wrist which match the the stitched trimming strap conceal ing all edgi's. The sleeves are big and in bishop style, finished with roll-over collar. To the lower edge are seamed the basque portions, tlie fact being concealed by tlie belt which covers the seam. The quantity of material required for the medium size is four and seven eighth yards twenty-ono inches wide, BLOUSE JACKET. j two and thru-eighth yards forty-four ! inches wide or two yard.; Ufty-two | incites wide, with live-eighth yard of i wlvct for collar, cult's and belt.