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FOR WOMEN AND HOME
ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR MAIDS AND MATRONS. railing Co* tu tu« from Loudon -Plotore»* que Tea Gown—Without Talents — Corsets Must tio—To t leau TiUu£i Oar Cooklaj School. Lift* aud Love. There Is something to live for and some thing to love JB&erever There i e linger, wherever e rove; re thousands of sud ones to cheer and sustain Till hopes that are hidden beam o'er them again. There is something to live for and some thing to love. For the spirit of man is like garden or grove. It will yield a sweet fragrance, but still you must toil. And cherish the blossoms, and culture the soil. There Is something to live for and some thing to love. *Tls a truth which the misanthrope disprove. For tho* thorns and thistles may choke up the flower. Some beauty will grace the most desolate bower. î'er Then think on it, brother, wherever thou art. Let the life be for the heart. For know that the pathway which leads us above I* something to live for and something to love. and the love for —Richard Realf. Without Talent». "Many a modest, unselfish girl, who does not regard herself as remarkable either in mind, appearance or manner, asks, 'Where is there a place for a girl today who is not beautiful or talented, who cannot play or paint or sing, can not permit herself to write an essay for a literary club, and has no ability for leadership?' " writes Mary R. Bald win, in the Woman's Home Compan ion, of "The Girl Without Great Gifts." "For such a one the history of an every-day girl who met fulfillment and wrought from common material a won derful life-fabric may be offered. She was the plainest of a family, and as ahe grew to maidenhood gave no sign of possessing anything that would not *eem possible to the most ordinary per ron. Her sisters bad each a 'gift.' But nobody expected anything great from 'Miss Margaret,' and she never dared to hope that she could fill any place of Importance, even in the smallest circle. A* Is often the case with the incon iplcuous girl of the family, she became • general -clper, and was called to assist and to fill gaps in the home service. She learned through all this to get away from herself, and, in ef fect, said: 'I cannot do this, but my •ister can.' As soon as she could ac cept this she was no longer a lonelv «lrl, but imagined that she had a sort of partnership in the achievements of those whom she helped. Let it not be Imagined that she had never expe rienced a regret that she had herself been overlooked In the distribution of gifts; there were bitter moments when •he suffered on account of the fact, but this was before she had given herself wholly to the purpose of forgetting her loss and helping others. As soon as this became a fact she began to receive of the blessedness of giving, and the mental and spiritual enlargement of her compensative worked itself wardly, so that she became a very at tractive person, came, and the slipper fitted the stay-at home sister, and she became a princess before whom many hearts bowed In the slncerest reverence." out Finally, the prinee Corse I» Mint Go. The decree ha = gone forth from Paris •—and the will of the modistes of that city Is law the world over—that the corset must be consigned to ihe rag bag. The Parisiennes have discovered what many other people knew a score of years ago, that if a dress is molded to the form and very stiffly boned the necessity for a corset Is removed and the effect Is infinitely better. There seems 3mall cause for rejoicing among dress reformers and physicians, how ever, over this change in the spirit of femininity's dreams, for it will be only a transfer of the eompiession from one article to another, not a doing away of it altogether. There is also a rumor afloat that the eel skirt Is about to sink Into oblivion; another rumor de clares that the princess style Is to be more than ever popular this fall and that one of the most fashionable wom en has just ordered one of these gowns made of silk jersey cloth of a mode tint and trimmed with ecru Irish lace. Everyone who knows how jersey cloth fits, how it clings to eaeb curve and line, will realize that the end of the eel skirt, becoming or unbecoming Is not yet. In fact, no princess gown but has a tight-fitting skirt, and so, while wider ones may be Introduced, the chances are that the other will have a following among the willowy girls, for whom it has unlimited fascination. To Clean Thing,. To Clean uuiffon—Wash it with mild soap, preferably Ivory. Shake It well, spread it out, and press it while •w*t to avoid shrinking and wrinkling. U well Btretched over the Ironing board and Ironed promptly It will look like m*. To Clean Mousseline-de-Sole—Use the same process, only dissolve a few drops of gum arable In the water to restore the crispness. Hair brushes can be kept ns clean as a comb, but require care. The han dles and back should be wet as little as possible, never laying a wet brush down on the back. Once a week, at least, the brush should be dipped Into a solution made of one quart of hot water and a lump of soda as big as a walnut, or n tablespoonful of cloudy ammonia. Dip tho brush In and out until It looks clean, then rinse well and a PICTURE6QUE TEA GOWN. $77 /[). 4j m i:r , V * ; / ? < ? *U * 9 % 1 |$ u % RT û i mi I' 1 / r T/a ' L i\ Picturesque tea gown made of flowered silk and pink mousseline de sol*. Elbow sleeves, and the front of the waist of the mousseline de soie.— Harper's Bazar. shake out well, placing the bristles down to dry. The untidy spots left on window panes by paint or putty may be re moved by wetting the glass several times with a strong solution of soda, and wnen the spots become soft, rub them off and polish the glass. To clean windows select rather a dull day, or do the work when the sun is not shining on you. else the result will surely be streaked windows. Dust them inside and out with a painter's brush and clean the inside woodwork before touching the glass, then wash the panes with warm water containing ammonia, but no soap. Get the dust out of the corners with a small pointed stick wrapped with a cloth, and wipe dry with a soft cloth, polishing with tissue paper or old newspapers. ( alline C *tm French gray voile, or mauve foulard, trimmed with coarse guipire and small Louis XIV. bow* and graceful festoons of baby ribbon in a deeper shade. Finely pleated flounces, edged with from !.. rv? S'if m 1 1 n £«2 : 1 u t 1 * m : < f A\V m : / ' *2 * • m H / ip/.IL ; - ri 4\ A s V wi\ ribbon ruche. Tiny steel buckles. Hat in vandyked straw, turned up at the side with links of cut jet. Rows of ribbon and tufts of leathers in harmo ny with the trimming of the gown.— Queen. Pretty for the Red. The old Marseilles quilt, which has held undisputed sway, has now a rival in the new satine embroidered spreads. These show a satine finished face, with heavily raised border and sprays in floral effects closeiy resembling hand embroidery, In heavy raised satin stitch. You may pay for them any thing from |2.50 all the way up to $23, but after you have reached the $10 mark, they are exquisitely embroidered by hand. This class of goods Is im ported from England, the embroidery being done by the country women ad jacent to towns where the goods are manufactured. You find them In white, pink, blue and yellow and other light shades. Dry H»lt Hath*. A dry salt bath Is said to tone up the general system and renovate the com plexion as If by magic. "I never had anything do me so much good," said a lady who has tried It. "I get that feeling of fatigue which oppresses nearly every summer. My physician advised me to avoid tonics and to try dry salt baths instead, earthen jar with (he coarsest «ult 1 can me I Dl! a large get. and add enough water to this to make a sort of thick salt paste, but cot enough to dissolve the mineral. Every morning when I get up I take this up in handfuls and rub It briskly over my body. Next I Jump Into a tub of clear, cold water, and take a thor ough but quick dousing. This being done, I take a brisk rub down with a Turkish towel. The effect is delicious. It gives one a sense of exhilaration. But the best part of the dry salt bath is not the feeling of freshness and newed life that it imparts, but the soft, satiny texture of (lie skin." re OUR COOKING SCHOOL. Chili -.«.H-e. One dozen large, ripe tomatoes, four large onions, three green peppers, one red pepper, whole allspice, broken stick cinnamon, one teaspoon ful whole cloves, green tablespoonfuls two of one teaspoonful finely .mall root of me linger, one cupful of vinegar, two tablespoonfuls of salt. I wo table spoonfuls of sugar, one saltspoonful of cayenne. Chop the onioi i. skinned to matoes and peppers very fine, tie the whole spires in a thin muslin bag and boll altogether for one hour, and seal at once. Bottle I'ieealllll. One peck green tomatoes, one-half pc k onions, sliced; « flower, one p< Leave In salt and water twenty-four hours, then put In kettle with handful scraped horse radish, one ounce tur meric, one ounce cloves (whole), one fourth pound pepper (whole), one ounce cassia buds or cinnamon, one pound white mustard seed, one pound English mustard. Place In kettle In layers and cover with cold vinegar, Boll fifteen minute-, constantly stir ring. sliced; me rauli small cucumbers. Chowchnw. One quart large cucumbers, one quart small cucumbers, two quarts onions, four head« cauliflower, six green pep pers, one quart green tomatoes, one gallon vinegar, one pound mustard, two cups sugar, two cups flour, one ounce turmeric. Hut ail In salt and water one night; cook all the vegeta bles In brine until tender, except large cucumbers. Pour over vinegar spices. and Take 200 or 300, lay them on a dlah, salt, and let them remain eight or nine hours; then drain, laying them In a jar, pour boiling vinegar upon them. ; Place near the fire, covered with vine | leaves. If they do not become suffi ciently green strain off the vinegar, boll It, and again pour It over them, covering with fresh leaves. Continu* ! till they become green as you wish. Fifkl«d (.'i i mbfir*. * As the pickling season Is at hand model housewives should remember to use glass bottles for pickles, also wood en knives and forks In preparation of them. Fill bottles three parts full with articles to be plckeled, then fill bottle with vinegar. Use saucepans lined with earthenware or stone pipkins to boll vinegar In. Take ripe, but not too soft peaches, put a clove Into one end of each peach, Take two pounds brown sugar to gal Ion of vinegar, skim and boll up twice; pour It hot over peaches and cover close. In a week or two pour off and scald vinegar again. After thl* they will keep any length of time. I'lfklM. Pickled PeMchefl. It of FARM AND GARDEN. TO interest AGRICULTURISTS. MATTERS OF About Ful Yield* rp'to-Pat« Hint« of the Thereof—Mortlculti ftflorlvuliui Some Soil », Viticulture ai tlvmttoi id Troc planting luvcatlgatlou by the Dlvlalou of Forestry are takiug a prac tlcal turn. To determine the beat species of trei es for various section« for use as wind-breaks, hedge lows, nurse ; trees and shade trees the Department . has planted In the different western j states about thirty plots of foreat tr eed, | il OtEorvutl«»* Hurt U'ulti The black cherry ami Kussian mulberry j are fourni particularly thrifty gro und soft maple, elm aud catalpa j era also grow well aud rapidly. I * • • j In one of the provinces of Asia j there are a uumber of Routing IslauiU | trees of pro which are wonderful ductlon. They float lakes of fresh water, their sort standing ouly a few feel above water, au that while the top «oil la not soggy, perpetual moialure is fouud at a little depth aud aub-lrrigattou Is present in Its most perfect form, these islands melons grow to the high est perfection and the melons of Uou castan are of great tocal fame, gallon brings the watermelons to the greatest excellence, as a large supply of moisture Is requisite under expo sure to au luteuse heat aud light—tbi I bout lu placid ; | the ÜÜ Irri* * , I and alter elements which decompoi the Quids of plants and construct from them aweet and deliciously flavored j Juices. Many of the worn-out tarm« In hu mid regiuns says Mr. Gifford l'luchut, the government forester, may brought back to their original fertlt- : tty by growing forest tree« upon them j for a series of years, and very many j of them contain land better suited to j the production of wood than to any ; other purpose. Such land should nev- | er have been cleared. U le fortunately j true that throughout the régions once j wooded woru-out farm Unde wilt j usually revert to th.dr previous cundi- : tion If protected from tire and stock This result may he very materially ! hastened and usually more desirable 1 species grown if some attention be glv- i en to forest planting. To the majority , of people there Is nothing else so at- | tractive about a hum. be tree«. planted wood lot. in two or ihr after its establishment the farmer with plant along roads and for urn A w years wilt provtde a supply of trees to ■UUl purposes about building« As the tree» in a plantation begin to crowd each other gardem many may be re adrantage to being taken moved with material those that remain, not to Interfere w hading of h the ground, often pay the cost of care for the plantation aft established. ihe superfluous tree ultivatton and ■r it is once I I To i*e Forestry. omprehend la and Indirect value I in the humid Few persons measure the dir« of forests to farmers, portions of every farm area of wo hundred million acres of Forestry of the Azi paruoen' cal and person; and others by to establish In lots, plications for considered In the ; celpt, but the dtvi right to give prefer« to furnish the most Amène d 1«: id Is n than two Dl iion :ui prepared tu rend' tl iratln i»l ilter-h Ap of tree planting ants will visit the lar. 1 of U cant, and, after adequ ground, will make a w ed to Its particular purpose of this plan 1 the selection of tr.* Will Silt italic r» lion r j 1 ■tue to (hose likely ; useful object lew sons. After an application has made and ace n i porintcn'it'Dt i bl* ;>n< 11 - udy of the g plan ault The Ions. > h«dp In information In regard to planting, and instructii handling forest trees after they planted. to >n in In other word», the division proposes to give such aid to (re.- p | ers that wood-lots, shelter-belts, wind breaks and all other economic plants tlon* of forest Ire« i may be so well abllshed and cared for as to attain he greatest usefuln and most per nnnent value to their »rvlces are rendered farmer« free any cost. owners. Thnsn of Not** oi th« K«*4im Fly. The Hessian fly has ties that it is well for the fanner to observe and of which he vantage. Among other hublts Is that •* depositing .-ggs at about the place ; of emergence. | enough to fly off to ! b y rotation of some peculiar! may r .$ > afl If the inH<»rt krur n» w Held» before depositing It» egg» it would he harder pest to fight, be controlled to a much As * I», ft may a considerable extent crops. I The states that have wlmt might be * caI,ed a Permanent system of wheat grpwlnK ' tbat (trowing wheat ove ! fu ftK!lin on * ll,> « 'me fields, an * , ?!* ,: 1 * at Bufr, ' r mol,t from the depre ; of 1 u ' fly 'Ihe statei 1 ^ Wlieat ln il haphazard man nBr ' Rn " morB frequently have other cr " p * 00 tt (t |vp n piece of land tha 7 8r<! fr, ' c froll ' 'he peat , , tbe 8tat ' ! of Iowa the Hessian fly u ! almost unknown, and this f 4 ,. t j, I posed to bo due to the verv | way in which the , . P , 7 i wheat. pu " lnt " • » • j The farmer that follows r , ; will find the fly |,.«„ of ' 1 lon 1 one that docs not follow 7 , n j tlon, even In the states th-.t ' ro,i ' | ously the pasture ground for tlT ■' ri has a (arm that haa »»ct. If a i»* n b<vu largely guen »P *o »*»•*! * ruw ' and on which the llentian fljf haa made !ti appcwrUM* me af,er - ve * r - It a ill pay him to forego the raisin* !.. of wheat for a J. ar or two. till the lach j of food destroys the brood* of the Oy. If he »111 do tbte he will often And . that hl« Held» are Immune from the of attach« of the tty for year« to come. UK iialu. the Mm Farmers' Bulletin »6, Department of Agriculture, says Thia la an annual plant two to ' *< »lender and Utile branching and haa 1U upper leave« broadly margined »Uh white Ita general aapect la pleaaiug t0 the eye. and for this reaaon It la often gal bered for deeoratlvc purposes lt „ native to the great plain» from Montana to Mexico, an d hi »prend mg Louisiana and A eastward through Missouri to IlHuuls, Indiana it is cultivated a good Ujr in the has rapidly to it has even passed Minnesota aud Wiacuuaiu irnameut, »4 states, cd fron u introduced i deal fo North Atlsntl frequently o- ; » here It cultivation n a weed moêt i, , u , t has recently S | Ut „ German] >n of this plant reaches the ur as known, only lug of honey derived * Urge quantities of »de unaat the plant The honey the taste. The pou stomach, through the from ita Ito fall honey ; able I lUnnally mi lU Um gruws In great abundai s hot and tl * but the poiftou du«* uut «pp«Ar to bo very v lohnt, it* effect» bemf conflued itmg And purging tien it get» Th» ju the «hin to Vi ira an Itching ttifUmma. pimptce and »■-«•rat dajra 1» so decided very often tai Hon. accompanied by h U»t for bluter» utrrmg Action Tbi» .«•r* IB leu* u»» tbAt A few * ? LI - . -, I v f m I r 11 / 9 0 \ tl t ' i t \ XI M 1 flnatm, a r-, .•*.**♦»* •*«►* «*<»>1 .-M '* the by them It iron for tha d* morn Jul< itlln, It bnld be a a sum ihe -. toril. dlon of Hoed The fre I'.ent ■f id ti in of mnlstu If the k round Is eut it with n i*ny b » iitrh A soil ore ef u Ich ild lie tiiir.i the fall I» l of riitiiva pre cruel aln nn In of ID dept d after h ;ht. avy or II Th. obir tlon Is to vent the formal This crus 1 broken, fi (roy ed* and to m of a surface owed to re t. If ail >r» (h of water to Ui« * e capillary movrmotu tirfer«* of the» Around. where th« tbe cultivator rains. If the intrrva mol «•v, 1 0 everal I» twee ai iotif Sheep Husbandry Hon. care played a lai "p •opaga have and Improvement *e part In the liest hus bandry of »I! lands from time mortal Imme Common to they ba«e adapted themselve condition. ev*ry country, to every >n Greenland's Existent frozen mountains, they are at home on the scorched llanos of the Orinoco a* well. Hungry, restless and gaunt on Switzerland s bleakest Alps, they represent one exlr*'me of sheep existence; on the plans of Kansas and their affluence of grain talnlng a development Sahara an and gras« at nowhere else discovered possible, they represent th* other. Helling Grain , or Dairy Product*.— 1 w " a fermer sells $500 worth of haj he sendn away from his farm over $300 ! worth of fertilizers, and when he sell* 1 $500 worth of wheat he dispose, „f «,« worth or fertilizer,, nut when he sell« $*.00 worth of dairy produits he part* with le«a than $50 worth of fertilizer*. And when he sell* $500 worth of fruit* I he loses less fertilizer than either the others becaua* fruits are composed * w' ! , y i, 0f K. , '." al Thl " «how. i hat the highest price,| producta rob I the farm the |e„„ t lin ,| H „ argurn t j sici?""*. . i ! Tho Pig Recovered a certain Jng" schoolmaster had been in the bablt of purchasing pork from parent. 1 o the pupils on the occasion of the ! hilling of the pig. one day a small ! boy marched up to the master'« desk 1 xml inquired "|f he would like a bit i of pork, n H they were going to kill P 'K." The master r'St ( ! affirmative Several ,|, v „ ul 1 elapMd ' and hearing nothing of thî I pork, the master called the i„ v ,, n "'m ami ln () u| re(1 the r h( " P , ,7*. • I - big got better." li*. : of t'lu** ( h« mi., u M1M M * r 3 f A. Klu* Qoy. John A. King rnaldenu , irM( ^ !.. haa purchaaej « llol(1 j oppoalta Alt 8*i nU ' Kpi, * *•* öb# will ciu»« the hot«* in »1 . Inlo a residence. the ebawk of the moat fashlon&b!« 0 * , » land. In the yard are burtM iî* * main, of the wife * B John. Mr*. Auguat Belmont W. Ward. He«« ■ d »>*«l«ar,f a»d Revenu «landing arose | w t All BnlnO and the owner of mmà near the church properly, to in the landlord decided t0 ,, D .. „ almoat oppoalte the entra«« churchyard. He expect*» ,. Jjfj trade from the help employa* places of the resident], ne* r te*ïl wa* <u«-i; ; . .. ^ coiled. The hoielkwp*, tatmaT: sell to any one conaeettd recel»** m' Kin ally Ml«* Klu Jr ceed.nl la purchasing ih« A third party, paying H WO fo,* y »ome ***« I h* church, although he good offer« Italu at w au i, An laiatc.uug re: er has Just been a part of th •take at which m si Mary a • H«kw few* huttop hw* »c<'d la IaisAj* j e stump on fmwj, bishop * M * 4 'ate, iiioectgiw^ « winat* so* irtwht». I «bl» beretle." * The r.aka * u up to make root (or the fo*a**sJa««* the present monument Tie |-«* portion of the stake was »wto casket and was given to the daughter on the ocras o* e( k«r *« rlage. Aft AU tw* rtkui PP o., «„ |ft ttoru *K * j Mw« »La *'V||(|( il BCdttI* « Vlf«L ~ mV. tor» out. VV» •!*<» |)iac« *a«i o**r ott* ibr» u M-nkBrt Slot» Ac h Hitters does dy.pcp*, tkm, inaUrl» ftv**r »»4 Tfc*h£i it tborf a «4 4« UW*> sad far »ft. w lit* liUtrr» Th« »rmiers part or Hem* » Ited by • specie» of cu pigmy of U» kind **1 *M Mk fhry hi »><• whit», and are on tbst sccuusi .w-. Worshiped by the pet] TU KM J aI bmx with two id threw ilttt* «oshn ft« largwt te tw«nty j and weighs vtrt) other is four Sts prwNinted Cb« mua «en lachM tl 'tte pu«*ds T» he* lees. M Oi «eight 1» not gi«*n CHRISTMAS PRESENTS MU Oa* ml Ils» tira as mi ulm Sm» The fini five person« p'orsrtt*in Endlnw Cbstn Rtarch fk-ok ft*B ita* grocer will u-b obtain os* top Ik peek**« of Ited Cf.lM" dank.«* Urge 10« package of ' Metingvri tat ■iarcb, two tthakesp td la twelv* twvill •I aa life, or one 1 Girl calendar, tke •v»r printed, all ah « pMnmimk i-.Autt, U W» : »«sttetk Cmms Bn»*-, of i» LA •oluteiy tm. ti s Endless CM «thirt prrx:«rtf*A Burch Book will o bills ft OR £3 ; X - tag*, of » iiifa! fitmtoi <n *»y. nu * a mort fis» » *:f fanoae 'M ;• celvbrste* 'S* grocer two Urge lb. f»r 8e, and the !>*• »hick nr* betn* g »' f«r In only ma le for further CroM" starch at blnger'i Best" n fro«*" tnqndry i tiroly new, and is greatnt iBvwftlion In trod aid v,ut *** ] tb* [»«art j ,1. *b4 I fur «**lf IF»* j ni'rd St»» 8 j ;. ttg ketetofäR ] century. II b»» ■>< *11 others, tl ha from *11 parts of t haa «uper»»1»d ev uied, or known to »■ 1* e- c * iR dry art. it I* made In » »k«L * and corn, and I* r hemic»* if upon srlentlflc principle* by H f - ' Hubinger. an expert la th* l***®' profcHslon. who h« h«J tanV** year»' practical **pert' Di * la laundering and who I Slit •&' ref»«* 8 * : he rolled ät* Ä j M» W >r't BW-' « -J» • * r«m»ful and ofixlOfti in' 1 grade» of »(arch In If you would ha«» "Red Cvoda" and which are the On*»! St. Hut fiarrM market today. Ths jobbing houM « retail grocer ha» tl oh h , all handle 1L Ö* ■h*lT(*. I 8 * « hit« th* **** »ilk«' ftnd It In all the hoinc ^H ful housewife haa adorn-d th* «, lieaiitlful W* 1 " being f* 1 * ; •m i the home with tb pear* pictures which ere away lo Introducing "Hubinger's Best" starch ■Red t'«** I oliMMl «Set***« A rolo«sal tneteor recently W* j th* s«a off the coast °t it«*» 1 *- * tratlng a bed of clay for * 4l»t»*J j of twenty-nve feet. An b* mad* to raise It for the v » 118 * j Iron and other element* TwoR**^; alao fall In Indiana on th**e aeem lo be of a rocky a metallic nature L * M«y r»lb«f 1 ! 1 I * i I t j i onus THAT t>°** Hroeo Uuimr^T»«** "gf. Tit* UHIP I ,A&att no that prodw*** 'S' r«<h h* * Urov»»'* ni«?.* rr in Honet K.peen« • Much Interest t* felt |B th *,*'*aJ«* lag trials of Count 7<epp® ilB * 1Bf( *ar ful aerisi »hip, with which yiprf claim* to have aolved the P flying. Count Zeppelin I* » B ^um aat, and bus spent £10.MO |B ^ ! a "dock * for hi* whip near ,b * JJj ** *ae, In Upper Austria, while j I tself has coat him a f ur , lh , 10 ^ »40,000, The description;'' l§ B o««»"ttve of JulP * , ,h«»k 1 lo "0' thln ,nd cy llndr "'* 1 1 ||l4 l> ! U l,b » r ' ,1 J r P olnl,,d # "Lneil*»* ! """»r |B f,,rm t0 * ,e *^ ^ g,!«» * 1 my ,harp po "' 1 ' 11 " ^ «*$ V* i tW0 "* U üf * BOnUI - an d thp motive pOW* ! •'•<=trlclty. Count Hr» • ÇÎ 1 lb » 1 tb '' nPW « lr " b,p w " Î,« ■»* I tr,v *' at ,b '' ^a, ' , °! ,n ho, i r - ,,n anticipate* m m«»» for purpose, of both war end , • . .- . . . \ Lightning a few w, ks ! : pint eg I. . window in chi'« 0 10 form of a eross. it"