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AVooli'ii cm ini iitn. ChiSil;'( n iicc'l Avooldi .'lviiK'H1 s next th" skin nil llii' year round. Neither iilk imr rotloii 1m (;.!od. Wool souvds hotter than It Is, but the fact remains tl'.M 1 in warm for wlr.tr;1 end cool for summer wear. rt 1 1 1 children who wc:r It .-ill lln year round r.io far les llabh tn contract colds nnd chills than those who wrnr any other material. Dreading Jarliets. Ncfligcs nnd tea gowns an, If possi- Me, more luxurious than ever, nnd nt the present inoiiient nothing Is more comfortable than a quilted wills dress ing gown. It looks handsome, also, trimmed Witli good lace or rich em broideries, and, with care. It will last longer than other drefslng gowns. For young people, however, :i soft cream-colored costume Is preferable. It inny he trimmed with yak la-e run through with narrow Llad: velvet or tiny gold braid. For tea gowi:s white china silk still holds Its own and is trim mod with soft, delicate lace nnd pretty satin ribbons. I hoy arc made lu empire style, accor dion ideated, the yoke being of beauti ful Persian embroidery. The sleeves arc once more made in bi.-hop's shape. for negliges. Sleeve, The sleeves of their gowns are justly made the subject of special thought by many women, and those avIio cultivate a pretty fancy in that way have plenty of choice nt present upon which to form models. Simple little baby-girl sleeves, shaped exactly to the arms, six inches In depth, of lace and muslin, nre given to an Empire gown of clear white muslin sprayed with "golden but tercups nnd heavily bullioned up the centre breadth, while particularly charming ones are of tucked chiffon and lace, closely fitted to the upper arms, then left to flow out into a loose cloud of chiffon, anon to be brought to gether agaiu with tucks aDd lace bands. The fuller and more gauze-like the sleeves above the wrist the tighter the wrist band must be. Redingotos are, however, more often given bell sleeves, with inner ones of fur or silk, while Russian coats have wristlets fastened over with Jade, malachite, or agate buttons. ; A Clever Idea. A "pincushion tea" was the form an entertainment to raise some church funds took recently. It was held at a private house, though the church par lor.? should be equally available, and .all ladies invited were requested to send or bring a pincushion, and every liody in attendance was asked to buy one. Nearly 200 cushions were dis played of all sizes, material. and de signs, from the tiny vest pocket pin- holder to the dressing-table roll a yard long and gorgeous with lace and em broidery. Prizes were offered for the best cushion shown, and also for those of the most original design. The first prize was Avon by a cushion mounted as a frame to a mirror and made of padded pale green velvet. The most original design award was given to a cart and horse and neatly dressed driv er, the cart piled with Avar supplies for South Africa. A gondola cushion and one illustrating the "old woman who lived in her shoo" also attracted atten tion. The idea is a development from the apron and handkerchief sales, and was attractive and profitable from its novelty. A Small Waist Beautiful. Now of course I am expected to say that a small waist is 'ugly, but on the contrary I think that a small waist is beautiful, writes Ethehvyn Wetherald, in Good Housekeeping. Not unnatur ally small, not grotesquely and ridicu lously small, as those of fashion plates always are, but Avith the natural small- ness of an erect, healthy, full-chested woman. To attain a beautiful, natural slenderncss one needs not to compress the waist, but to develop the- shoulders .nnd chest, and to restrain and direct the appetite, so that the stomach is not filled with indigestible food which bloats and distends the Avaist. . A little "bag of bones" with a twenty-inch waist is a revolting spectacle; the same bag of bones flattened out into the similitude of a bed slat is only a little less repcllant; a huge woman who can with difficulty achieve any waist at all is not attractive, but the firm-fleshed girl with strong arms, solid shoulders, full chest and a twenty-six-iuch waist has a magnificent figure admired by men and women. If she marries she will have healthy children; if 6he re mains unmarried she is abundantly able to take care of herself. . Her motto is not "Health before beauty," but "Health and beauty before ruinous fashious." New UelU. The variety of new belts is almost bewildering. 'A very slight, scarcely perceptible. elongaticn Is do rlgueur in belts or gir dies this season. 02e desirable atylo for wear .with fnilrirr summer cow lis nu v:i !.t.- In of tucked white H.'ithi. wlili a 1 leli bur nished tfo'.d bu"kle In lY.it lloineau de sk! of dahl'as. liivn 11k centre Is a vow of w!ut Hiied braid l!i! shells separated bv steel beads. A serpentine chain bell over black velvet, with front buckle, back orna ment and hide -lilt': in gun metal, Is ai.icii',' the nuvtlties, but scarcely to be favored by conservative women. A ( or.'.insl lug centre strip is a notice- aiile feature of many (u the latest belts. One in lucked black satin has a white corded velvet centre. A series of arllstic metal ornaments In high relief, connected by festoons of linked chain over a groundwork of velvet. Is another recently Introduced Idea in the belt world. The inch-and-a-hnlf-wide satin strap like belt, with pointed ends and cov ered with many rows of machine sti'ching, will still be the favorite with short-walsted women as being most be coming. It or a uarroAV black patent leather belt will be most used with walking skirts also. For young girls, especially with the puffed waists so becoming nnd now so fashionable for them a soft silk or sat n girdle In empire style, but drawn down into almost nothingness just in front, are much liked. Philadelphia Record. :g$ovdoir Mme. Lili Lehmann is a vegetarian Queen Alexandra is of rather supe rior accomplishment with the knitting needles. Every young woman in the East is supposed to turn her head away when meeting, on the street, the man to whom she is betrothed. Elizabeth Patterson has supplement ed her recent gifts to the Lafayette Art Gallery at Indianapolis with a col lection of autograph letters written by men of world-wide reputation. The Dames of 181(5, organized recent ly In Texas, is the latest patriotic so ciety. It Avas formed in honor of 1he soldiers of the Avar Avith Mexico. Miss Lucretia Hart Clay, of Lexington, Ky., is historian. Statistics show that every decade gives woman a longer time in Avhich to receive offers of marriage. Our grand mothers were often deemed old maids at twenty-one, while now a girl may often near forty without incurring the title. Mrs. Vinuie Ream Iloxie, sculptor of the Lincoln statue which stands in the Capitol at Washington, and the first woman sculptor to receive an order front the Government, is about to move, with her husband, from Wash ington to St. Paul, Minn. Mis3 Mary SteAvart, of Gobshealach, Ardnamurchan, has just died at the age of 100 years. She managed to live in the reigns of George III., George IV., William IV., Victoria and Edward VII. Avilhout learning the English lan guage, for she spoke only Gaelic. (0 A pretty little cashmere gown has the skirt in box pleats. Stocks made of tucked lawn are bound at the top with color and have ties Avitii edges also bound. For travelers there nre now to bo found complete sets of underwear in pongee sill; simply trimmed Avith lace o the same color pale yellow. A veil is covered Avith a scries of tAvo dots,, but these set a little apart and running across the veiling, Avlwch also has a Avide mesh. One of the dots is of black and the other of pale blue che nille.. In many of the spring suits the black and Avhite effect, which has come to be known as "queen's mourning," is ob served. This tendency is also dis played in the spring coats and other outer garments. For bad Aveather, the simplest of tailor hats are worn with the raincoats and heavy, broad-vamped shoes, which may be waterproof, for walking. Felt hats of light weight nre good at all sea sons of the year for this purpose. Spring and summer gowns are to b? set off Avith broad collars either In lace, linen or Oriental embroideries. The collar is usually square in shape, and if of linen or lawn ia decorated with em broidery of white or color, rique is also used for these collars, some of which have applique of coarse lace. Many sorts of white dots will be see on the newjest veilings, unless all signs fall. ..One .yell with a large square mesh is covered with a series of double dots, 6et at wide intervals all over it. These dots are of chenille, are black and white, each of them about the size of a snowflake, and are run together perpendicularly. to -r-.v cr Lire: a. ' tAltr mid I'liliWe. i .iev h v, from riin;i of the sun I'ntil tlh-y liulit. t'ic lanioa, A woman' woi;; "vrr done lint ni'ilh'T is 4 ..Tiip'. IVtlioac Mamhi'il and Times. Wasteful. "I wonder Avhy fat men are so sel dom stingy?" "Because, by nature, they run large ly to waist." Ncav York World. Old rhrase- lieTersed. "Hut, dear, my salary Is as good as the average young nmu's." "I know; but It isn't the kind father used to make." New York World. inn Shrinkage. "And you love your husband as much as you did at first?" "Oh, yes, Indeed, more, but he doesn't seem so godlike as he did." Brooklyn Life. Tim Forgetful Man. "I once started to take lessons in memory training." "What made you give It up?" "Couldn't remember to attend tho lessons." Washington Star - IIU Custom. Uncle Rob "Say, does the baby al Avays holler like that till he gets what he wants?" Papa "Yes, and then he generally boilers for something else." Brooklyn Life. Indolence. "Cholly Chubb3 is raising a mus tache," said one young woman. "I hadn't observed it," said the other. "Probably not. He's raising it on his valet. Not nearly so much trouble and he can Avatcu it grow." Washing ton Star. How He VTon Her. Carl "I am going to buy a delight ful wedding present for you." Clara "But I've not made up my mind to get married." Carl "Well, isn't it about time that you did?" Chelsea (Mass.) Gazette. An Annoying: Question. Teddy "Mamma, Tommy knocked doAvn on the way home from school to-day. (After a pause.) But I gave him a bat in the eye:" Mamma "Before he knocked you down, Teddy, or afterward?" 2omer vide (Mass.) Journal. 1I3'1N40H V ill J okihjos i ga A OZZP IMPRESSION 7o tcosb im neptune's realm, BE, LOOKS A WISE AND JOLLT ItOUNDEK To, us rna uvs on uorurn EAKTn- New York Life. Not Ingpirln;. "John," said the practical little wife to the poet, "couldn't you manage to dash off enough love songs between now and breakfast to get us a couple of sacks of flour?" And then he glared nt her, and said he Avasn't hungry, and didn't like flour, anyhow. Atlanta Constitution. IlidnC leed 'Em. "I should like," said the man, "to get a position as proofreader." "Sorry," said the publisher, "but AAe've paid off all our proofreaders; don't need 'em." "You don't?" "No. We're publishing nothing but dialect, stories now." Philadelphia Tress. Candor. "Why do you put so many Latin quotations in your speeches?" asked the friend. "I'm sure most of us don't understand them." "That's just the point. Misery loves company. I Avant to be sure there is some' one besides myself who doesn't know precisely what I am talking about." Washington Star Explained. "There is a very intimate nervous connection between the brain and the stomach," said the scientific man. "That explains it," answered the humble person who is willing to learn. "What?" "The reason why nearly every big political alliance or financial-deal has to be discussed at a banquet." Wasa iustoa Star. - ' r ! 8$&,r. I , J If IVi IWMWJl1- I'liunpltoi'lo A lit I or I'lHiitft. Phc.Kplturic arid, to give good results, should be available for plants, hence soluble phosphoric ncld is the propor tion that the rains avIH dissolve, which may be from ten to fifteen per cent, of the phosphate, according to Its qual ity, lis there Is In some phosphate rock less phosphate of lime than lu otherH. ft""""" )lJect In rrunlng Grape.' The object la pruning grapes Is to pet a avcII formed vine and large yield of fruit. Two-thirds of the year's growth should be cut invny, for if not severely pruned more fruit will ba grown than can be matured. Grapes grow upon the hcav wood, and this year's branches Avill perform-service next year. The winter season Is the time to prune grapes. If deferred until spring the vines may be injured. Grapes require both manure and fer tilizer, and should be sprayed Avith Bordeaux mixture as a preventive of disease. Gooseberries Are Profitable. Gooseberries are profitable and can bo grown on a more extended scale if given as much care as is bestowed upon other fruits. The plants are pro pagated to some extent by cuttings, but generally by layers. The earth Is heaped in a mound around the bushes, and the young branches -will strike root. They can be planted four feet apart each Avay, and the soil should be rich. The plants should be well culti vated and heavily pruned. The fruit grows on tho buds formed on two-year-old wood and on spurs and" buds of older growth. Pruning should be done by cutting out extra shoots and also cutting back the new growth. Setting Out Young Fruit Trees. The planting of fruit trees in spring should be done Avith care, and labor should not be spared in the effort to do what is proper, as a good beginning is everything Avith a tree. Order tho trees now, to be sent at a certain time, and insist that only the varieties or dered be sent. The ground should be prepared as soon as It can be done, the stakes made ready, and the trees set out as soon as they arrive. One of the points to observe is not to allow the roots to become dry. Cut aAvay all broken or injured roots, and leave as little top as possible, as the more top the greater the work on the roots. The peach trees may be trimmed off like clean sticks, and no trees should have too many branches. Cut off tin young shoots if they are too thick, so as to first secure good root growth be fore allowing a heavy top. A Novel Uarrel. The Scientific American illustrates a novel method of enabling a farmer to inspect the contents of his fruit barrels with little trouble. Instead of removing a head, which is a laborious nnd time consuming operation, be merely raises cne hoop a little, and thus liberates the upper end of a tongue Avhich has previously been cut in one stave. Ordinarily the hoop comes doAvn over the tongue and holds it s?curely in place. The draAvlng t?lls the story so Avell that no coiaiiv--;t in needed. I'lanting Cutting?. When putting cuttings in the ground leave as feAV buds as possible above the ground. When the rootlets are throAvn out beloAV the surface of the ground they begin to supply food to the buds above, and the more buds the greater the Avork placed on the root lets, in many cases the cuttings dying because the buds cannot be nourished. The entire effort of the roots should be concentrated upon one bud, or not over tAvo. The soil should also be mtl Ioav, as the sticking of a cutting into hard and compact soil Is to rob the roots of food and moisture. Plant the cuttings deep in fine, rich soil, and should it be necessary water them un til they are well started In growth. The cuttings of some plants can b had almost for nothing, as they art sometimes thnnvn away, and wher. planting cuttings it would be welt t: use a large number, so as to allow fot failure to root of some of them, and also that only strong and vlgoi'oui plants may be selected fron anonj those rooted. . 'i '' f, ClEMTlrIC'. ;'rr'-r.- l ' The Government of the Malay Pen insula Is plaining ;;ut,n',ieiclui trees n a large sejile, ;;n l It will not be lie cs s ;iy to nit them d'vn, as gmtapeieiia can now be extracted fi'oni the 1 aves and twigs without Injury to the t.'eo. T'ue most recent application of (Ik; electric current, is that of taking Get place of the old-iline bed warnr.T. The modern Implement consists of a coil of wire covered with asb -stes, and the electric current passing through the wires heats up tho matt rial. One of the newest patent applica tions of electricity Is in making a more convenient, faucet than ihat ordinarily used. Two pairs o" i lectromagnets are suspended froiv the walls, each pair being mounted lu such a Avuy as to drive a piston up or down, according to Avhich button is pressed. In this manner the dston opens or closes either the hot or cold valves nnd allows the Avater to ilovv Into the bowl. The fuel value (that Is, the Avorking power, considering the body as a ma chine to be stoked) of a pound of cab bage is estimated at HO calork's. This Is greater than the cucumber, Avhich Is only 70; asparagus, 105; turnips, K0; egg plant, I'M; spinach, 1'JO; tomatoes, 113. Potatoes, onions, squash, caul; iloAvcr, green peas, beans, corn and beets possess more nourishment than the cabbage, beans holding the first rank and sweet potatoes second. One of the most interesting results of practical geology In our time Is the discovery of rich supplies of subter ranean water under many of the dry and desert regions of the earth. At- . teution has frequently been called to the utilization of these discoveries in the Avestern and southwestern parts of the United States, and it appears that other lands are equally favored Avith hidden treasures of life-giving water. The Geological Survey of Queensland. Australia, reports that south of the Gulf of Carpentaria water-bearing strata occur at depths of 2000 and 3000 feet, from which artesian wells draw supplies varying from 100,000 to 1,000,000 gallons a day. A new analysis of the water of the famous lake, supposed to cover the site of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, has recently been made by C. Ains Avorth Mitchell in England. He finds that the amount of saline matter in solution in the Avater, instead of being more than 40 per cent, as estimated by Lavoisier, is only betAvoen 24 and 25 per cent. The percentage of common salt is S.o2, as against 2.S in ordinary sea-water. While in ocean water there is seven times as much common salt as magnesium chloride, in Dead Sea Avater they are about equal in quan tity. A gaTlon of distilled water weighs 10 pounds, a gallon of ocean water 10 pounds, and a gallon of Dead Sa wa ter 12 pounds. Japanese Food Habits. The Japanese do not use milk, cows being almost unknown in Japan. Milk, an animal product, falls under the con demnation Avhich excludes everything, that has pertained to life from the list of articles used for food. 'Animalw taken in the chase are excepted, as are fish. The Japanese mother nurses her own child, continuing sometimes up to the sixth year, though other food is given in addition after the first or sec ond year. The main food of the Jap anese mother consists" of rice, fish, shellfish and seaweed. Medical men think that the large use of the prod ucts of the sea is the reason why rach itis is unknown. Of course, the Japan ese know nothing about butler, cream, cheese, etc., but they make an excellent substitute from a bean, rich not only in oil, but also in nitrogenous elements. Yet consumption is common among the upper classes in Japan. Mountaineers, are, however, exempt from tubercu losis. Yet Japanese are a small people, smalhiess with them being a race char acteristicThe Medical Record. VeedinR lCngltind's Legislators. The kitchen staff at the House of Commons is anxiously aAvaiting tho proposals of the Government with re gard to procedure, because it Is obvious that if the House is to adjourn for two hours every night most members Avill prefer to dine someAvherc else. Last session, up to the end of July, there were 33,2oo dinners served, compared with 21,415 luncheons, 40.CC0 teas, 753 suppers and 6240 meals at bars, mak ing a grand total of 107.703. If these dinners, or the bulk of them, are not eaten, twice the number" of teas will scarcely compensate the caterers for the loss of custom. The House, of course, now caters for itself, and gets a considerable grant from the treasury it used to be $5000, and is now consid erably more in aid of Its finances. There seems to be every chance that the kitchen committee will have se riously to consider its position when the new rule comes in force. Londoa CfevQnkle.