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r n ) 6 New York City.-Tucks, far from losing favor, appear to be steadily gaining ground and will be correct for the next, as' wi ll as the present TUCKED BHIET WAIST. seascn. The novel May Manton 6hlrt waist Ehowu la of white taffeta Bilk, lj and Is made over the fitted lining, but ( all waist materials are appropriate and the lining can be omitted when .washable fabrics are used. The foundation fits snugly and closes at the centre front. On It are arranged the portions of the waist rroper. The X IS' ETON fronts are tucked to yoke depth, then fall free to form soft folds, but the backs are tucked for their entire length anfl are arranged to give a Tperlng effect to the figure. j Thft novel vkp extends nvnr the ' "i " " sleeves, but can be cut off at the arms- ! eyes when preferred. The sleeves are j In bishop style, tucked for nearly their ( lengtn, Dut teit tree to rorm puiis above the narrow pointed cuff bands. At the neck Is a regulation stock collar with which is worn a tie of black 1 .velvet to match the belt. To cut this waist for a woman of . mHlium size, three and soven-eighth t yards twenty-one inches wide, three and seven-eighth yards twenty-seven inches wide, three and five-eighth yards thirty-two Inches wide or two and one-fourth yards forty-four inches Wide will be required. Woman's Eton. Etons remain first favorites for light veight jackets and will extend their -popularity into the coming season. No other style has so firm u hold on tne fashionable world and no other is so generally becoming and useful. This latest design possesses many ad vantages and is admirable both for the entire suit and the separate wrap. The May Manton original shown In the large drawing is designed for the latttr purpose and Is of black cheviot trimtned with stitched taffeta bands and--handsome crochet buttons, but Oxford cheviot, taffeta, covert cloth and all jacket cloths are equally ap propriate and all suiting materials are c.M&t when the little coat is part of a "costume. As shown, the big sailor cofi.v is used, but when preferred this lastan be omitted aud the neck f-nirf'ed with a stitched band extended from the revers. TU back of the Eton is smooth and seai'jtess. The fronts are fitted by n.eiis of single darts and are turned bnck to form the pointed rovers unit . racct the collar which is joluid to the ' Oh km nook. The sleeves are plain in coat style, trimmed to simulate cuffs. Siiiliire unit I'.meraliU. Sapphires and emeralds may Ik set around with diamonds If you can af ford the extravagance. If not, you may have opals and turquoise set la gold. CliTi Drrnn. Little girls are best dressed when wearing simple little frocks that are rpiite free of fuss. The very charm ing May Manton model shown Is ad mirable In many ways, Including the latest feature In the novel plastron bertha that finishes the low neck. The original is of China silk, with blue figures on a white ground, and Is made with short sleeves and worn without the guimpe; but can be varied and made high by the addition of the latter, while countless materials are equally appropriate. For warm weather, dancing sch'ool or party wear the design is admirable as It stands and childish, simple silks, pale tinted cashmeres and the like are ap propriate. For simpler occasions washable materials and darker colors can be used either with or wlthour the separate guimpe. Or the waist can be made with high yoke and long sleeves. The waist is simple and full, closing nt the centre back, and Is finished at the low neck with the plastron-bertha. The skirt Is straight and full gathered at the upper edge and joined to the belt. V: VIE JACKET. To cut this dress for a girl of eight years of age, five yards of material twenty-one inches wide, four and three-eighth yards twenty-seven inches wide, three and one-fourth yards thirty-two inches wide or four yards forty-four inches wide will be re quired; with short sleeves five and five-eighth yards twenty-one inches wide, four and seven-eighth yards twenty-seven inches wide, three and three-fourth yards thirty-two inches wide or three and one-eighth yards forty-four "inches wide; with long sleeves one and one-half yards thirty, two Inches wide, two aud one third yards twenty-one inches wide for guimpe, two aud one-fourth yards of edging and three and three-fourth yards of insertion to trim as iilus i rated. Hi sJK mi GIRL'S DKES3. MEASURING THZ SUN'3 HC AT. j llin l.uitli'n hurCnrv, Every k-Jkm.I boy knows that ral;j l. produced by the sun i-vaporat lug the wati-r from the s. a and th reprrclpl tat L-n of this watir. Hut h t him ask ; ' :. c f -st Sry ' ? i. y A' f , I HtAT ' ? : j It, inAcruiKa the sun a heat. Id 3 teacher nt what rate this evapora tion takes place and few will Le able to answer. In crder to study the force cf the sun Professor IUichanan has, according to Nature, devised what he calls a ".Solar Calorimeter." By means of this apparatus the sun's rays ore concentrated by a reflector upon the surface of a silver tube In which is water, the area of all parts being accurately measured. Now the heat from the sun changes the water ia the silver boiler to steam and this is condensed by a suitable arrangement and measured. Thus by noting the time required, the area of the various surfaces and the amount of water changed to steam the sun's heat can be calculated. Observations made at Sohag in Egypt showed that the sun could evaporate to steam more than seven teen and a half cubic centimeters of water per square meter of surface per minute. No allowance has lxen made for instrumental imperfections. They certainly exist and by making suitable corrections we find the force of the sun per square meter to be equal to about one horse-power. By making suitable calculations the au thor reckons that each meter of the sun's surface emits 43,000 horse-power per minute. Signs Ucl by English. Burglars, Should you, while taking your morn ing or evening stroll around your house, notice any of these drawings, or any chalk marks in the least resem bling them, on your garden wall or th? walls of your house, says Answers, t 7 MAKES USED EX ENGLISH HOCSEBEEAKEB notify the police. These signs are in common use among housebreakers and tramps and thieves, each having its special significance. Thus Fig. 1 means: Following the point of the arrow, the fourth house in the direction given is to be burgled during the night of the next moon crescent. The tools needed for the burglary are Indicated in the second line. A bird (lantern), die (hammer), key, pitcher (chloroform), aud ladder. Fig. 2, a key crossed by an arrow, means that a free-lance tramp has been recouuoitcrhig and desires assist ance; also that it would not be amiss to visit the place at night, when In all probability a valuable acquaintance may be formed. Fig. 2, two swords crossed, with an arrow running through, signifies the direction a certain troop of tramps or gypsies have taken. A specially trained sanitary troop lately drilling near Berlin has trans formed cars of different kinds into hospital cars with berths for sick or wounded ia from three and one half to five minutes per car. pleaching rnoc:;3. Atlrnttnu C nlte l to a Mixlinri.lloti f (! fvilt Wmrr MHIkmI. The production of a bleaching and dl.-infcctaiit liquor by the elect rohh of suit water Is n thoroughly well un Vtt'Md commercial process. Su;r. yearn ag It was tried on a large scuhi for the disinfection of the r'H'bni refuse of New York City, but for some rcaswii win never followed up. Consu lar Agent Harris, of Elhensfoi k, (U r nr.n.r, rrrtds l?ie following Illustration and Information In regard to a modi fication of this principle for the u.e of textile manufacturer, laundries r.nd others, requiring chloride of lime for bleaching or disinfecting purposes, such as laundries, hospitals, etc. In this device the production of the bleaching liquor Is continuous as long as desired, aud the current for Its o cratlon can be taken from the ordi nary house mains. The apparatus consists of a box of slate, swung o:i trunnions, with an Inlet for the brlr.o and an outlet for the sodium hypochlo rite, which Is the active chemical bleacher. The current passes la at one end of the box, and passing be tween the poles or electrode? a opp site ends, traverses the solution cf brine, disintegrating it and producing the bleaching solution. It is asserted that the bleaching liquor Lj suitable for bleaching raw cotton, yarns, jiUo of flax, paper, clothes, etc. For v.sc ia laundries the apparatus Is somewhat modhlcd in form and attached to tin washing tuts. Thi3 solution Is claimed to be less harmful to the fibres of the threads than the usual bleaching pow ders, goods bleached by electrolytic means here described losing only two per cent., against some eight per cent, for chloride of lime bleach. The ra pidity of the bleaching operation is also somewhat increased. Filipino Letter Carriers. The queerest mail carriers In the United States postal service are the Igorrote Indians of the Philippine Islands, which are shown in the ac companying photograph. The Postmaster-General at Wash ington may make all .the rules he pleases about shirt waists and other proper uniforms for United States mail carriers, but the Igorrotcs will disregard them all. Their idea of a uniform is a breechcloth, and noth ing can change that notion. It must be admitted that this cos tume shows off their figures to good advantage. The Igorrotes, though small, are well proportioned men, and their muscles are firm as a profes sional athlete's. These couriers carry mail from Dagupan to Baglo, Bouguet Prov ince, the round trip being one hun dred miles for 1, and consider them selves making good money at that. Their principal diet is rice and fish, and though it may sound somewhat strange "dog" Is their chief luxury. In leaving Dagupan It is no un usual sight to see them each with from eight to a dozen dogs. They pay twenty-five to forty centavas for each dog, according to his size and condition. They travel naked through tOSTSIASTEB KINGSMOr.E AND TWO OF HIS MAIL CAKEIEE3. the burning sunshine of Luzon with much more comfort than an Ameri can with umbrella and fan. Their skin is almost as tough as that of a cariboo, and their feet have never known what shoes are. "They are perfectly trustworthy," says Postmaster Kingsmore, of Dag upan, "more so than the average Fil ipino, and among all I have ever seen not one was a beggar." Nelson never reached the highest rank in the British Navy, and he was always hampered by Incompetent and jealous superiors. He often had to Eght intrigue in the Admiralty. : r- :. k ; jt t 'fLn SIT p txk HOUSEHOLD .-.AFFAIRS Tv A Tor nn InvulM. A hop pillo.v nui l;cs an excellent present for an Invalid. The hops should bo put In a plain white bag and then covered with a hemstitched or frilled bonier pillow cav with em broidered design la corners or around the edgo above the hemstitching If so desired. For ( lruiilni; Zlnr. For cleaning 7inc under the kitchen stove a housewife writes that she never found anything equal to spirits of turpentine. Spread the tluld all over the zinc and let It remain for a few minutes. Then take an old soft cloth nud go all over It, rubbing every Inch thoroughly. Wash up with hot water and soap and wipe dry. Phila delphia llecord. ' , 4,1 Trctty Summer Cunhlon. i A pretty summer cushion done on a I white material has the green leaf and I - A ...... ,1 I ..ill,. 11. sieni uesjgn ouuineu wun me carna tion cord so much used this season. The filled-ln work is in a more delicate mesh that beautifully brings out the pattern. This pillow Is edged with a frill of green, and Is particularly ef fective throAvn in an arm-chair or piazza bench finished in gay red. Cool-looking white linen covers are worked over with a simple straying design of green and finished with a heavy green cord looped at the cor ners. A Useful Glu-i Pot. There are a great many times when a glue pot in the house Is a well-spring of pleasure, and Is nn economical In vestment, especially when of the kind here described: Buy at a tin shop one small tin can, costing five cents, and a large one costing about ten cents, la which the smaller can be set; five or six cents worth of glue will mend a great many broken articles or will fas ten tilings that have become unglued. Put the glue In the small cup with a little water; put boiling water in the larger and set the glue cup In it; in a few minutes the glue will melt and bo ready for use. Artistic Sitting Kooin. A picturesque feature In a house is to have a sitting room on a different level from the hall. In a beautiful country house on the Sound the draw ing room Is two feet lower than the long, low raftered hall, making the celling just so much higher. As one stands on the threshold at the open folding doors before descending the couple of broad steps that lead into the room the effect is charming, espe cially as the room is treated in a way to enhance the Impression of- sudden brightness and freshness. The pre vailing color in the hall is Indian red, with dark carved furniture and a med ley of curios in the way of rare pot tery, brasses and coppers, choice spec imens of armor, etc., everything in rich, dark tones. But at the 'drawing room door the scene is transformed; the walls are hung with beautifully painted tapestries representing the heart of the woods, flecked with checkered shade and sunshine, most realistically rendered. The floor is 3tained a sunny brown and covered with mossy green rugs, while the French windows directly opposite open out on a terraced garden simply ablaze with colored flowers, framed In by the pale green silk curtains. New York Tribune. recipes:. Rice Cakes One cup of soft boiled rice; add one-half cup milk, the yolks of three eggs, two tablespoonfuls flour, a pinch of salt, then beat the whites to a stiff froth and salt with the rest Fry on a buttered griddle as soon as possible after adding the whites of the eggs. Baked Spanish Onions Select three large-sized onions; peel and cut them up and down Into slices about one quarter of an inch thick; sprinkle each slice on both sides with a dash c2 salt and pepper. Melt one ounce of butter in a baking dish, and place in this the seasoned slices of onions. Bake half an hour. French Omelet Melt one tablespoon ful of butter in a cup of boiling milk, pour this on one cup of bread crumbs, add salt, pepper and the yolks of six eggs, well beaten. Mix thoroughly, then add the whites, beaten stiff. Mix lightly and fry with hot butter. This will make two omelets. When nearly done turn together In the shape of a half -moon. Salpleon of Currants and Pineapple Cut off the top of a pineapple and pare away the bottom so that it will stand upright and firm on a plate; scoop out the pulp, discarding the core; mix the pulp with a pint of red nir rants and half a cupful of sugar. P.e turu the mixture to the shell and chill thoroughly. Garnish the dish with the leaves from the crown.