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A Keniliidcr of Hie Milli-i.
Tli bobbing brims of hildicn' hats
weighted down with a bunch of
(lowc'-i In front reminds an elderly
wmiiiin of tln days of t CO'm, when
to th front of similar wide-hilnimcd
hats v,:;s attached a "puller." or nar
row lihnon, which was used to
down the brim to secure the effect now
obtained by the weight of flowers.
The Wedding Clown Ilux.
The wedding gown box is oik- of the
latest fads to be adopted by the bride-to-be.
That every bride possessed of
nny sentiment wishes to keep her wed
ding gown In a state of preservation
U a foregone conclusion, and this re
ceptacle Is admirably suited for the
purpose for "which It was designed. It
is made of light wood, enameled white.
and has the bride's Initials In silver
letters on the top. It Is lined with
tufted white satin, and the lock is of
Oitrlch Flumes and Frathers.
Ry what has gone before, the lm
portant place which ostrich feathers
occupy at the present writing will
be realized. It Is understood that the
trade Is prepared to (satisfy a very
lurge demand for amazons and also for
feathers of medium length and tips
High class milliners will do a great
deal in shaded and variegated feath
ers. The arrangement referred to
above, namely the twisting around of
the tip of the feather into a pouf, gives
a massive and rich effect to an ama
zou, but only the very largest can be
'So treated. Plumes of cock's feathers
in natural colors, as well as dyed In
different bright tints, are likely to be
very much favored, possibly, however
white more than any, says the MilUn
cry Trade Review. Wings continue in
much request, particularly large, stump
shaped .wings and quite small ones
such as those of blackbirds and para
keets, and there is a renewed demand
for eouteaux, which are mostly asked
for in pairs. They are not very long
but wide and often dyed In variegated
tints, including checks and plaids
Some are colored to imitate leaves and
broad grasses. In fashionable shop
frequent mention has been made o
fruits. These will divide favor with
seasonable flowers for the autumn
months. It is understood that black
flowers, mounted with green leaves
will be worn, they already having been
shown cn some hats.
New Method of Making; Bow.
Special interest must be attached
to the different new methods of ruak
ing up bows, rosettes and other ar
rangements of ribbon or piece mate
rials, as applicable to early winter
hats. Louis XV. bows are now mad
of quilled ribbon wired in the ordinary
way. A piece of the quilled ribbon
may be sewn in a circle round the
centre of the plateau, and the rest of
the ribbon be arranged in a very large
wired bow resting on the back of the
hat, which shelves down In the neck.
The under sides of some hats are
trimmed with narrow Pompadour rib
bons laid on flat in the form of Louis
XV. bows. Bows made of No. 12 rib
bon velvet are often placed under the
brim, loops and ends hanging down
i behind the ear. Fan shaped bows,
' with a great many loops, for the backs
vof hats, are sometimes made of this
ribbon, sometimes of piece velvet.
Large bows of four or more large
loops, fastened in the centre by a
buckle, are laid flat on plateau hats,
says the Millinery Trade Review. An
other arrangement consists of a wide
piece of accordion pleated satin, form
ing a big flat rosette, the pleats being
smoothed out on either side. Ball ro
settes about the size of a big orange
are very fashionable. These may be
made of loops of rather wide ribbon
or of a fold of material closely gath
ered. Wide Tompadour and plaid rib
bons may be used for the purpose.
Large flat rosettes or cockades are
equally favored, particularly made in
two shades of bright green or golden
velvet, or of chine flowered ribbon
bordered with black satin.
Tho Women's Hotel.
The following data are collected In
the interest of the movement in cities
for housing and feeding women work
ers en masse. It is "girls, girls, girls,"
that appear chiefly as beneficiaries of
the movement, but any self-supporting
woman should bo entitled by right
and not by grace to the advantages
of the collective home or hotel. Re
ports from ninety of these homes in
forty-six cities are given very fully
in Bulletin 15, 1S98, United States
The first started in New York City
in ISoG. Almost none has become en
tirely self-supporting in the half-century
of development. This fact will
show in history the small share of
the commonwealth allowed tin work
ing women of the country at this
period. The wages of our working
women in Boston are a little below
those of New York and Chicago, , while
the cost of subsistence is much higher.
Taking data from one of our more
recently established homes, tic board
Ing house under Unitarian auspices,
formerly on Berkeley street, we ltnrn
that In its first seven years In .1 hired
building, with about forty boarders
nd few transients, the average cost
per capita for board, laundry and tier
Incidentals, was $:..";o per week.
Price of board and lodging $1.) The
ost of raw material of food averaged
$2.1." per week. There was a surplun
f $c.m or $7oo per annum to go-toward
the salary (if superintendent and rent.
In Chicago, a woman's club, grown to
loo, self -managed, for some years cov-
red all costs of their home at $3 per
week per member.
There are thousands of working girls
and women In lloston who cannot pay
ven the lowest rate charged by the
present homes In Boston, including
the latest, the Franklin Square House,
$;j.r0 per week, and must still live In
garrets, or worn-out lodging houses
with "relief" In plain sight. One Im
portant fact, not strictly apropos to
Increase of wages, is from the Maria
Louisa Home for temporary guests,
New York City. In ISM, 501, (KM) pieces
were laundered at a cost of seven
eighths of one cent per piece. This
Item, If none other, decides for such a
home against the average private
house, with its picayune methods,
where the difficulty of washing a hand
kerchief makes the thought of clean
liness a perpetual nightmare. Boston
Mrs. John W. Mackay was declared
In London to be the richest widow in
A bronze medallion of Susan B. An
thony will be presented to Rochester
University this fall. It was Miss An
thony's efforts which made co-education
possible at Rochester, N. Y.
An international exhibition .of wom
en's arts and crafts will open in Taria
soon In the great glass building on the
banks of the Seine, in which were held
the horticultural shows during the
World's Fair of 1900.
The woman who lives in the suburbs
might pot a lot of ferns from the
woods, and when they are thriving in
the fall get orders for them. Being so
popular they ought surely to be in de
mand, and if not, there would be no
Representative George II. Fall, who
introduced and championed the bill
widch recently passed the Massachu
setts Legislature making mothers
equal guardians of children with fath
ers, states that two-thirds of the credit
for its passage is due to Mrs. Fall. He
is a, lawyer, and after her marriage
Mrs. Fall studied law also.
Mrs. Clara L. Kellogg has raised
modern embroidery to an art. She fur
nishes entire homes in embroidered
textiles, producing harmonious effects
throughout. She travels abroad every
year, studying embroidery and design.
All her designs are original and are
founded upon suggestions received
from old paintings, mosaics, furniture,
anything, in fact.
Chantilly is a revived classic.
Persian effects are still favored.
Embroidered linen discs are smart.
Jeweled velvet bands are very good
Crystal and jet figure with spangles.
Pongee blossoms in applique are
Some passementeries boast five ma
terials. Lace appliques adorn many parasols
Tosies of taffeta often adorn Chan
Linen applique is used upon dresses
Bulgarian embroidery is the rage on
etamine as well as linen.
Chenille in a color touches point de
Venise most attractively.
Orchid patterns in delicate shades
of chiffon are ideal on silk "gauze.
Striped veiling makes very pretty
gowns and requires but little trimming.
Soft shaded Roman stripes are ap
pearing In some of the wider white
Many new designs are being pro
duced in fobs, which have become' a
pet feminine fad.
Silk mull waists are very much
tucked this season, the tucks being of
the wide variety.
Pongee suits in the natural color are
trimmed with bands of-black taffeta,
stitched with white.
Linen gowns In the pretty m'-x
shades of green, blue, pink and gray
are made with Gibson waists stitched
A yellow pongee gown with yellow
and white embroidery, and a tucked
white silk vest and front of skirt, is
artistic L: the extreme.
I. ii ml l'liMtrr mnl Ammonia.
It Is claimed that hind plaster at
tracts ammonia from the atmosphere
and combines with It. the plaster being
broken up In Its combinations, and sul
phate of ammonia formed. Plaster
absorbs ammonia, but does not com
bine with It directly. Plaster also ab
sorbs moisture, and as moisture holds
ammonia, there Is n certain proportion
of ammonia held by the plaster and
retained for the use of plants, espe
cially when plaster is applied on land
where It has an opportunity to an est
that which Is brought to the soil by
Shading the Soil With Grass.
Grass is always an Important crop,
nnd also an evidence of good farming,
as no soil will produce a large crop of
grass every year unless the land Is
well manured or treated with fertiliz
ers. Grass is the foundation for all
other crops, as It not only produces
pasturage and hay, but furnishes sod
for the assistance of the crops that fol
low. When the land Is In grass it is
really mulched and humus accumu
lates. The shading of the soil by the
grass Is beneficial, and the Toots go
down deep Into the subsoil for plant
food, which Is brought to the surface,
deposited in the plants and thus ren
dered available for another season.
A Ladder That Will Not Slip.
When it is desired to use a ladder
where there is any possibility of Its
slipping, as, for instance, upon a
smooth barn floor, It should be so con
structed that It will hold. A pair ol
sharp spikes properly driven into th?
lower end will prevent its slipping, and
Is perhaps the simplest method, but of
ten this is not desirable, as such a lad
der will injure a floor. A ladder which
is free from this objection is shown in
the illustration and may be made by
fastening a piece of board to the bot
tom. The board should be about three
feet long and eight inches wide and
should be uuplaned on the lower side.
An old, weather-beaten hemlock board
makes the best footing. It should be
fastened at an angle so as to He flat
upon the floor. It may be nailed firmly
In place, but generally it is better to
fasten it with a pair of strong strap
hinges. It will not slip upon the
smoothest and hardest barn floor, and
I have even used one with safety upon
ice. C. C. Ormsbee, Vermont.
Large nnd Small Cows.
Sometimes the question seems perti
nent to the dairyman whether a small
cow will not cat less than a large cow,
and give a corresponding greater
amount of milk and cream for the
food actually consumed. It naturally
appears as if the small cows were bet
ter adapted to milk nnd cream produc
ing, Avhile the heavy animals were bet
ter fitted for beef purposes. In a way
our breeds are thus divided into the
small dairy cows and tho large beef an
imals. There have been a number of
experiments conducted In recent years
at the different Stat? experiment sta
tions, which will help one to arrive at
some sort of conclusion to guide him in
the selection of animals. Out of sev
eral hundred cows tested, with the
light ones averaging 980 pounds each,
and the large ones 1200 pounds each,
it was found that the milk of the
small cow wa3 uniformly richer In fat
than the largo ones, and that the large
cows ate a greater amount of food
than the smaller ones, although accord
ing to their weight they were actually
smaller eaters. This latter, however,
was beside the point, and had nothing
to do with the question under consid
eration. But another point which was brought
out in these tests showed that the
small cow did not hav? everything its
own way. The small animals showed
an actual loss in mil's production. Both
relatively aud absolutely they pro
duced less milk than fhe largo cows.
This partly evened up matters in tho
question of richness of miik and small
er amount of food eaten. The large
cows were found to be more persistent
milkers than the smaller ones, lint the
small cows while giving out in milk
showed a quicker tendency to fatten
up on the same focd. Consequently,
when the milk decreased they could
be prepared for the market in much
less time for the same amount of food.
In a way .these experiments did not
prove anything that could be used as
infallible rules. The small cow hadit
advantages, and likewise the large cow
It is impossible to say which is the bet
ter. The two will always have theli
friends, and good Indivduals of nny
fine breed are, after all, the thing wt
oust aim for Dr. A. T. Morse.
I BASE OP LADDER.
t0CS LIKE THEIR MASTERS. .
ato lathm Causes the Unite to Imitate;
the Human tiring.
One of the most curious traits to bo
fuuud In the animal nature, eaja
writer In the New Orleans Times Uein.
ociat, is that which grows out of tho
unconscious Iniltatlvcness of creature!!
of the lower order. I have observed
many ir stances of where the creatures!
if a lower order have taken on the
characteristics In mime noticeable de
gree of members of the human family.
One might know, for Instance, the beg
gar's dog, Just from the look of the
dog, from the droop of the eye, the
pathetic lwuig of the lip and a cvrtaln
general nlr of despondency and hope
lessness which seem to speak In the
very nature of the animal. The beg
gar's dog never looks cheerful, never
smiles, never frolics, but simply sits
by his master and broods and begs for
whatever charity may give.
I have seen the dog character molded
under happier Influences and tho dog
become more cheerful. He was a
light-hearted, free-and-easy sort of
creature, and seemed to get something
of the sunnier side of things. I am
almost tempted to say that If you will
show me a man's dog I will tell you
what manner of man the owner Is,
with particular reference to tempera
ment and his moods. The melancholy
man, the man who grovels mentally
along the gloomier grooves, the pessi
mistic man, who is always looking at
the dark side of the picture, all tho men
who come within these unhappy clas
sifications rarely own a cheerful dog.
The dog unconsciously takes to the
ways of his master, and in his moods
imitates the master's way of thinking.
But turn to the dog of the jolly, cheer
ful fellow. Watch him show his teeth In
laughter when the master approaches.
He Is darting across the yard and
dancing and frisking around the mas
ter's feet in the happiest way imag-'
inable, and he is up to all kinds of
pranks and does nil kinds of little
things to indicate the good nature that
is In him. He does as his master does
and seems to take the same general
view of life. These are small things,
I guess, but they show just how Im
portant one's actions are in life. Even
one's way of thinking may influence
one's dog and change his whole view
Medical Men Not Cowards.
According to the newspaper reports
a prominent physician of New York
recently made the following public
"Thousands, tens of thousands, of
people die because their physicians
have not the moral courage to say
to them: 'This Is tuberculosis, and now
is the time to take precautions.' "
This charge presupposes that in
every case the truth must be told.
We firmly believe in using all the
frankness with patients that Is wise,
but as we all know it Is not right to
be absolutely frank. In the patient's
own Interest such candor would often
prevent the very cure to secure which
the physician is called in. This fact
nullifies a large part of the truth and
applicability of this grave indictment
of the profession. Another would be
the conviction we all share of the
curability of pulmonary tuberculosis,
nnd the consequent determination on
the part of the family physician to
treat the patient and if possible cure
him without giving unnecessary alarm.
This method is also often justified
by the results, and by the fact, now
admitted, that in its incipient stages
the disease is not contagious, but only
communicable. That some physicians
are careless about proper warning
there can be no doubt, but the greatlj
lessened mortality from pulmonary
tuberculosis, shown by statistics, de
monstrates that medical men are not
so guilty -as the criticism quoted Im
plies. American Medicine.
M. J. King, a retired farmer of Char
flon, Ohio, Is firm in the belief that
fish reason, and can also be hypno
tized. Five years ago Mr. King built a pond
near his home, and stocked it with
mountain trout from a government
hatchery. The fish thrived and de
veloped remarkable growth. There
are over 1000 trout in the pond row,
some of them weighing two and a
Mr. King exercises a wonderful In
fluence over some of the fish. lie can
reach down and take them out. of the
water, pat others on tho back, while
hundreds of them will eat out of his
One large trout ho claims to be ablr?
to hypnotize. When taken from the
water, after a serie ; of strokes on its
sides with the hand, .he fish appears to
be dead, not a movement of its gills
Another trout will, before being fed,
at a wave of the band make a circuit
of the pool, jumping clear cut or' the
water at Intervals of five or s'.x feet,
and sometimes turning a somersault
in its career.
Mr. King cannot cxpla'.n the actions
of the informing trout, but Is certain
that fish can be hypnotized. Philadel
The latest statistics show that there
are 140 Socialist publications in Oif
many, of which fifty-two dailies.
The power transmit lUvp of nl.irej
Willi won.k-r htnkeu me dumb.
The man oiii e lulled a b:j "t.ud.ne"
A "lobntcr" ha.i become.
l'a llumt-uiiirj .
Kiilcker "What became of your res
olution not to eat Welsh rabbit:-"
Rocker "It was la:d on the table."
New York Sun.
Division of Labor,
Employer "But i don't want two
The Twins "Dut we only wnnter
work half a week apiece." New York
Magistrate "Ten dollars and costs i
This Is at least tho tenth time I've
had to fine you this year, and "
Inebriate "Well, say, judge, oughtn't
I git wholesale rates?"
"Yes," he said, "I got most of my
education by traveling."
"Did you?" 6he answered. "Have
you ever been out of this country?"
"Mamma," said Tommy, "does sugar
ever cure anybody of anything?"
"Why do you ask, my boy?"
"I thought I'd like to catch it," said
Tommy. Pearson's Weekly.
Not So Very High.
"I have been told," said the new
patient, "that you are the highest au
thority on appendicitis."
"Oh! I don't know," replied the emi
nent surgeon, "I only charge $1000
per operation." Catholic Standard and
The Blood of the Soldier.
"I suppose, Colonel," said the beau
tiful grass widow, "that there often
are moments when you wish you were
again on the battlefield, thrilled by the
roar and fired by the excitement of
"Yes," he answered, looking around
eagerly for an avenue of escape and
seeing none, "even now the old feeling
comes back to me." Chicago Record
Herald. Keren eed on the Auto.
Vt&t i " "
The Farmer "You may remember
that you frightened my team last
week, nnd smashed me up, and so I
thought I'd rig a little surprise fer ye."
Head Foor Walker (severely) "I
ncard you tell the lady she would find
the ribbons at the third counter to the
New Floor Walker "That's where
Head Floor Walker "Yes; but you
should have told her to go to the right
past the necktie bargain counter, turn
to the left past the stocking bargain
counter, then three counters to the
right past the shirt waist bargain
counter, and so on. You'll naver make
n floor walker." Judge.
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