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— v Woman K«ll(or und Manawrr. Many women are editors, and suc cessful ones. Comparatively few are business managers of newspapers. Thou gh, really, why should they not be? One of the few members of the feminine sex, however, who i:ire responsible for the entire conduct of a journal is Mrs. Henry H. ltirch of I'ittsburg. Her paper is a weekly, devoted to music, art. Iftera- mils. n. ii. miti'ii. tnre. society nnd to nil ttie higher :iml licltcr public in terests of the community in which it is published. Mrs. Hireli is shrewd its Weil as "public spirited ami has made lier paper a well paying in vestment. One test of success is the financial, anil quite right, too. The spirit of good will and understanding that per vades her office and all the people In If is remarkable and due undoubtedly to the strong, harmonious personality of the editor and manager. Mrs. Hirch began life? as a kindergarten teacher. The next step was to write stories for children, then to become a member of thi' local stall' of one of the leading Pittsburg dailies. II iiKlmmln Are Spoiled. It takes a woman of tact to be a good wife. There are many good men who. under different would deteriorate rapidly. There are others who are looked upon as almost cruel husbands, yet who would under wise management be the very reverse. A good wife should study her husband Just as a good mother studies her child if she would hay a happy, contented home life. It may be bitterly hard in some cases to keep your trials to yourself, but eventually you will feel thai you have achieved a iiolde victory. Often the petty matters that the in jured wife seeks advice about are smoothed out happily without inter vention; then would she not give worlds lo have her secret slill her own? Above all tilings, bear in-mind that if you allow your husband In know that you complain about him. or fail to show hint proper respect before your friends, you will have lost your (strongest hold on lilm. t-or Sellout Hooks. Mothers art' often called on id cover H''ltoi>l books as a protection I'roin little tinkers not always above reproach. I'll per, sllesia or calico kooii spoils or wears out. Table oilcloth or onainel cloth, lis II is often called, wears well, does not show the dirt, and whenever willed can lie cleansed Willi a wet clotti or sponge, coming out as good as new. This serviceable clolli conies not only in white, hut in many pretty patents, in blue, brown, green, ete v Clever Women, The women who have their own sweet way in all things are generally of the seemingly yielding class. The real strength of their nature is mask ed by an unfailing good nature that disarms others. Tliey usually dis claim all inclination to do aught but please others and find their world ready to do their bidding. Clever women they are, and would there were more of them. Tonic fur Dry Hair. A most excellent tonic for dry and falling liair is made of one gill of almond oil. one ounce of burdock root, one eighth ounce each of oils of rose mary and thyme, one and three-qunr ters drains of oil of bergamot, one half dram of oil of lemon and the tame of triple extract of orange. I'laoe tlio bunlock root In a glass Jar and pour in the oil. then put the jar xvhcrc it will keep warm, but not hot, for three days. Strain and ailil the rest of the ingredients. Massage tills into tile scalp every night. A I'scfor Pout Curd*. A lady has a screen covered with post cards that have come to her from every part of 1 lie world. She hasn't milch sympathy with the fad, but. having the cards, found it convenient as they came in the mail to pin them 011 the screen, which needed just such little additions to freshen it up a bit and she kept on until the space was tilled. f'o'itfliini; Htcet. To polish steel surfaces mix to n soft mass emery powder with a liquid com posed of half sweet oil and half tur pentine. Cover the article with this and rub vigorously, then dust slightly, using a soft flannel rag with dry emery powder. A (iirl'n Knd. A fail prevalent with young girls Is the dangling of jewels, the first letters of which spell a name, from slender SMART COATS FOR DIFFERENT USES. gold necklaces. Tli» Idea came from Paris. I'or n girl liiiineil Theresa, a turquoise, a li.vai'lnlli, three emeralds, a ruby and a sapphire, arranged In proper order, would lie selected. tluccil Alexandra. Queen Alexandra of Kngland is, like most women, ill at ease on the rostrum. Her voice Is low and sweet, with Just tl.e suspicion id' foreign accent about it. There is an almost pathetic note In its tones that lingers in the memory hauntingly. However, all her subjects loyally declare that she is <i most charming speaker, and that the foreign tinge is but au added charm to the voice Surplice Kffpirt In Silk MoiiKNrllno. I,nok Your Heat. Always look your best, and after you have Improved yourself as far as lies In your power then make sure that your manners will do the rest. We all can't be beautiful, but we can try to be as beautiful as we can—and ABERDEEN HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1806 wo nil can certainly bo courteous and will the lovo tlmt even exceeding beau t.v will not gain for us without the chnrin that accentuates it. KuHkioii Tiotcn. White fox will lie a favorite fur. Karrings of deiii'Ute pink coral are worn. Dainty cravats anil embroidered collars arc worn with the tailored gown. l.ittle felt sailor hats, the hack brim SWAGGER BELTS. turnod high with huge rlioux of velvet, lire jaunty. A little colored kerchief poops front litr coat pocket. The oddest and quaintest of old buckles are used on hats. White feathers on a Mack hat wlli lie found becoming to most faces. Narrow bolts of black patent leath er with gilt monogram clasps are good. Pretty little beaded bags for the theater are shown for so little as ftO cents. Lobster-rod and lire-red are the fav orite colors in Paris just now. divid ing honors with light tan, smoke gray. blue shades and almond green—brown being considered passe. Fancy collars of laic, lawn anil cm broidereil linen increase in number daily anil the frock tint is not fur bished up with one of them is a little unusual. Tulle is enjoying i' distinct revival for day and evening wear in gowns as we'll as in millinery, and tlie tulle boa Is more popular than those of ostrich feall > s or shaded chiffon. The trend if fashion is clearly to ward the I. -:h liusl line. A leading feature of tiie present style in a most dignified simplicity which will cer tainly remain throughout the autumn. Many of the hats are not only made entirely of feathers, but a bird's head rises in (lie middle and its tail droops over the back, so tli it for realism onlv a pair of claws dangling iu front are needed. How to (aaiii I''lc»h. If the girl who wants li> gain tiesh will take a teaspoonful of olive oil three times a (lay ami a half pint of warm (not boiledl milk, before going to bed. slip will tintl her hopes real ized. She would take a nap at noon, when possible, and (to to bed early at night. If she requires a tonic it is a good plan to take the oil in grape juice, one teaspoonfn! of the oil in a tablespoonful of the juice. Charm of Feminine Mystery. Does any sane woman want to be understood? asked the Ladles' Field. Does she not, on the contrary, prefer to remain an enigma, a mystery, knowing that perfect comprehension of any one means the cessation of all In terest in that individual? A woman who once felt herself thoroughly un derstood would never raise her head again. KING OSCAR'S DEMOCRACY. Anecdote* of the Monarch Who Hal J u»t I.int u Crown. Although the people of Norway have decided to cut away from Sweden, they have little against King Oscar as a democratic individual. He is a tail, erect, handsome old gentleman, court ly and kind In manner, and is, perhaps, tho most approachable monarch. Sev eral years ago, while aboard his yacht "Drott,'.' in northern waters, a party on a passing steamer asked permis sion to go aboard. It was courteously granted. King Oscar, in greeting his visitors, said, "I fenr I can not show you such a yacht as you hnve shown me tills morning, but she Is comfortnble enough for an old gentleman, and I have spent twenty-two happy summers on her." To a Journalist In the party tho King granted a few minutes' conversation, and his first question, In perfect Kng lish, was, "You havo a great many of my countrymen in your northwestern territories! What sort of citizens do they make?" "The best we have, your majesty!" Smiling, anil thinking for a few mo ments, he remarked, "Is that the truth, KINO OSCAB. or is it a newspaper man's diplomatic answer?" Not long ago King Oscar was sitting in the smoking room of a Wiesbaden hotel, where a group of gentlemen were discussing the questions of the hour, strikes, socialism, communism, the revolutionary tendencies of the time, etc. One of the party, expatiat ing upon his pot theories with consid erable vehemence, wound up with the remark, "The days of monarchies aro numbered." King Oscar looked up and smiled. "Evidently you don't agree with me," resumed the speaker, "but can you give me any good reasons for thinking otherwise?" "Only one, I am the King of Swe den," ho replied. Dutch Are Thrifty. Tlie people of (lie Netherlands are thrifty and economical, excellent mer chants, and, In proportion to the popu lation, their nation Is one of the rich est In the world. They are cosmopoli tan and largo inluded In the invest ment of their capital. They were tho first and most extensive foreign buyers of United States bonds of 3801-C5, but did not touch the confederate Issues. According to estimates of otHcial sta tistical and financial sources, Dutch capital to the amount of $544,500,000 Is invested In American bonds ami shares, and $400,000.<kx> in Russian bonds and shares. Very large sums of Dutch capital are invested In Mex ican government bonds anil In bonds and shares of Mexican railroad and In dustrial companies; also In the gov ernment and railroad bonds of Aus tria-Hungary, Portugal and numerous other countries, ami a large amount is working profitably In the Dutch In dian colonies in sugar, tobacco ami rubber plantations, the mining of tin and other metals, petroleum wells, etc. A financial book of reference places the capital of all Dutch Joint stock companies at $744,104,000, but this does not embrace the numerous Dutch companies which have their headquarters In the colonies and In foreign countries. The Netherlands, possessing neither coal nor Iron, Is not a manufacturing country of note, and in this respect Is even surpassed by little Switzerland, also having neither coal nor Iron. The Dutch are full of (he commercial spirit and have a large merchant marine. The rural Inhabi tants are given to dairying, cattle rais ing and horticulture, In which branch es they excel. —Brooklyn Kagle. Insult to litiury. "llow did Spoonieigh happen to get luto a tight with that camera fiend?" "Well, you see Spoonieigh was walk ing on the pier with his fiancee. Miss I'ryte. And whenever the lady got op posite the man witji the camera he'd snap It." "And Spoonieigh objected?" "Well, he spoke to the man about It, and the man said he wasn't taking her picture, but only closing the shut ter when she passed, because the lend was too valuable to risk. Then Spoon ieigh got mad, and that's how it start ed."—Cleveland J.eader. Good Enough Evidence. Teacher —Of which country la tha rhinoceros a native? Willie—England. Teacher—Oh, no! What makes you think so? Willie —Th' way his clothes fit 'ltn.— Cleveland Leader. People would enjoy the fall season more If they didn't know It wai a cur tain raiser for winter. An honest gas meter Is the noblest work of a corporation. A Kit rue Poultry Houm. As a rule, a poultry-house intended to hold fifty or more birds is quite an expensive proposition, for usually it is designed with all manner of fixings which are costly without being partic ularly .useful. The large poultry-house is not generally desirable, and while it costs more to build two smaller ones, it will pay in the long run by reason of a lower mortality among the fowls, the ease-by which they may be clean ed and the added comfort in the man ner of temperature. In response to a request for a house of considerable size the following plan is suggested: l.ot its dimensions lie 10x20 feet, with six and eight-feet posts, front and back, respectively. Cover the roof and sides with tarred paper or shingle the roof if preferred, llave four windows 011 the south side, one east and one west window. Divide this in two parts with wire netting fastened to hoards, which come up eighteen inches from the floor. Arrange a double row of nests six feet from one end of the house and place drop boards on them, so that the eggs may be gathered from the alleyway, which is the six-foot space between the side wall and the nest boxes. At one end of the alleyway place a door so that the eggs may be gathered without .PLAN KOH POVI.TItY IIOCSK. entering the house where the fowls are congregated. On top of the nest boxes, or rather above them, the roosts are arranged with a wide board under them to catch the droppings. Knrly Coru l*<iyn He*f. If you have a good market, early swoet corn is a paying crop, writes an lowa farmer. It can bo planted thick and an enormous number of ears grown to I lie acre. I have had as high as 1,000 dozen ears to the acre, and it generally soils at fS cents to 1- cents a ilo7.cn. While the latter sorts are much bigger and sweeter cars, they do not, as a rule, pay as well as the ear lies. Plant Cory, White Mexican and ICarly Minnesota. They will be done and off the ground by the last part of July, and you can get another crop in after it. I generally drill sorghum in between the rows when 1 lay it by. and by the time the corn is picked and the fodder cut off the sorghum Is knee high, and by fall will make several tons of the finest of feed for horses or cattle. We grow all our fodder for the horses that way, in early sweet corn and early peas. I'nrkiiiK A|>le* for Export. Importers in England say that ap ples for that country should be packed as tight as possible and be undamag ed by frost. The Canadian minister of agriculture lias given notice of inten tion to favor a resolution to amend the act respecting tlie packing of various commodities so as to provide that The different parts of the floor as shown above may he modified lo suit conditions. It is essential that the soil below should be solid so as to give n firm bed. The lirst layer of concrete consists of about three inches of mixed (travel and cement on which is placed an upper layer of half an inch made of sand and cement.—Bulletin, Illinois Kxperiniental Stations. when apples are packed in Canada for export for selling by tin* box.they shall be picked in good and strong box es of seasoned wood, the Inside dimen sions of which shall not be less than 10 inches in depth, 11 inches in width and 20 inches in length, representing as far as possible 2,200 cubic inches. Provision Is also made for a penalty of 25 cents on each box of apples not packed in accordance with this regula tion.—W. It. Holloway, Consul, Hall fax. Charcoal Mixture for Hog*. Take nine bushels of charcoal, eight pounds of salt, two quarts of air slack ed lime, a bushel of wood ashes; crush charcoal and mix all thoroughly. Wet this mixture with warm water into which one and a quarter pounds of cop peras has been dissolved, and put this in separate troughs for hogs to feed upon freely. The above is a time tested method of feeding charcoal, lime, salt, ashes and copperas. It Is not necessary to abuse a co»v for this bad habit. Simply no nboui breaking oil the habit in a sensible manner, which is readily done with a little care and with the help of the de vice here described. Take a strong smooth stick about three and one-half feet long and in one end of it fasten a ring. Buckle a strap around the neck of the cow and fasten a short strap through the ring on the end of the stick or pole with the other eml through the neck strap. About eight Inches from tlie enil of the pole, the end opposite the one m which tlie ring has been inserted, bore an auger hole and through this run a strong hard twine or leather and tie it securely to a strap fastened around the body of the cow just beyond its front legs. It will be noticed that while this device will prevent the cow from sucking herself it is a safe at tachment and if arranged as directed it will be almost impossible for the cow to injure herself with either end of the pole. The illustration shows the idea clearly. Outside of what is known as the corn licit, farmers will make nioro money in hog raising by putting ani mals on the market of moderate weight than by the heavy weights which have long been so popular. The streak of lean and fat hog is the most profitable one to-day, but to raise such an animal requires a radical depart ure from the old methods of close pens and an almost exclusive corn diet. Oats, barley, skim milk and plenty of good pasture during Ihe summer en ter very largely into the make-up of the bacon hog. Some corn is fed, but mainly at the finishing off period, the main dependence being placed on the other grains with the pasture. In the case of the latter good pasture must be supplied. It will not do to turn the hogs on any worn-out stripe of grass land. The pasture of mixed grasses must lie good and the results will be better if a range of rape is used by way of variety. Then let the hogs follow Ihe harvest in the fall, particularly iu the corn field, and they will pick up nearly all the corn they should have during the period of growth. Poor IVril for Horin. Sometimes it seems as if poor or damaged food may be given fowls and pigs without injury if it is skillfully mixed with the better quality, al though there is a risk In tills sort of feeding. The horse on the other hand does not seem to be able to take his slijjre of damaged Iced, and the feed ing of it generally results in a bad stomach or bowel trouble. These or gans of Ihe horse are much more sen sitive and delicate than generally sup posed and great care should therefore be used in feeding. I'oor hay is an other bad thing for horses, and it is also poor policy to attempt to carry a horse very far on hay. whether good or poor, and water, feeding small quantities of grain. Beyond all doubt oats are the best of any grain for horses, but it is quite as good policy to furnish variety to the horses as to 1 lie other stock on the farm, lint mak ing sure that the animal lias one feed daily of first-class oats, and that oats form one of the grains in one of the mixtures of the day. Lot all of the food be first-class, including the hay, CONCRETE FLOOR FOR STABLE. and the horse will thrive on It and really eat less than of the poor food. On the farm of George Gordon, near Hanover, Ind., were thrashed bushels of wheat grown from nineteen acres, an average of thirty-five bush els per acre. Mr. Gordon turns tinder green crops, thus bringing up his land, and he also uses fertilizers. This shows what Indiana soil can \> e lnaae to produce when tills plan of bringing up the land is used. From experience I have learned that we can have winter eggs if we work a little for them. The hens must havo exercise and that is best obtained by making them hunt their food or a part of it that lias been scattered in litter In the henhouse or some sheltered place. Feed regular and not too much. Better keep them a little hungry than to over feed.—Orange Judd Farmer. Tlif Self-SnekliiK row. FOB 'I'llK SKI.F-SI'CKINCt COW. Itnlxiiiß llic Uncoil 1I»K. <>»od Yield of Whrat. Hem Will I.ar In Winter.