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Published Weekly.
The Call of
Arcady ^ >A
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A '
er f<.
g He all
the 1c
r>w, threw her j
n k!
' M
■t of r, irr
sftrr a!
ami a baby
ihouyht Wil
ly 'Tied to
liavr a h
llkr thl
liatn. the tr;
; a 11
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to: .■
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h >.ï- •
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Dut j
think I would have
io rn;
tguess I d bettor g
bn ad and n hi mod his journo) At the
tioxt furmhoti-o h- •*< q»p-and asked
the vornan who .am-' to the door to
give him something to vat William/''
was not hungry, but tic might be be
fore nightfall, so It was the part of a
prudent man to try and lay in a
ply of food. Even if he did not care
up t!
brushed a*
to «•at thon, h« could put It in
tile pocket.
But the wi
called him a big.
la zy tramp, and slammed the door in
bis fa< e
This did not worry William He al
araya expected a certain number of re
fusais during the course of a day. hut
like many
her tramps in this blx land
leldom f reed
live of cither i
had fount! that lit
to tin- un pi- i-.n'
working or
whistling <■
To his experienced ear
«Minded louder yet more
hnt common to an ordl
»ary tram of horses on a country road.
"Kither that fellow U driving mighty
fast or it in a runaway,''he aolüoqnized.
And he hurried around the curve in
aying from
K to sleep hungry.
he coulii
ed h is
As he neared the cu
e of the road.
William hear
horses' hoofs
d th<
hudding sound of
the galloping
leven tha
the road
Down the highway, f
le ip their mad
Aft t*€—
I* r
that ho
or fight
u .
tl ilke to ilck that
d fuc*
ih his h
s ...I 1 n
I ta
to le
ire he
t S
I'd ft .i.k
JIi a'l t
»tom ;a'k
hi r think, 1 ought to tu I
Afin.d the ct.a
1 think ,,t 1 ii.l
Itun off
1 wi
hp It 1-IT-.
Dally N
1 do not think I can be accused of
bfing unprogressive «he said, "hut
I never shall become arcustomed
telephone manners This i» vs hat hap
tens to me about every hour in the
XHgnlfled Matron Who Has a Just
Complaint to Make—Inexcusable
Curtness Over the Wire.
A dignified matron who has a couple
of debutante« in her family
plained the other day that the "phone"
was conducive to bad manners, reports
the Chicago Tribune
bell rings. I, being
vt nient. answer. Masculine voice calls
'Hello.' Now I realize that the
«essor of that voice Is
probably a
youth of 20, and while 1 resent thej
familiar 'Hello' I respond, 'Hello, and
be begins;
"•W,o is this" 1 There is som-■: lung
so abrupt in this form of quen;.«, that
1 b , I like making an explanation that
will lint only be considered -ttlefa-
tory hut final, but having identified
niyfclf to the young man's Rattsfa« 1 -
tlmi he proceeds:
"Oh, this is Mrs B ! Well. Mr* B,
I w ant to see Miss H Will you tell
Miss II 1 want to speak to her?'
He does not aiKiloglze. seldom says
Thank you,' and never by accident
•ajs Please,' u,d allows me to hunt all
" 'Who is tlil»?'
1 :"
of h
drswtny a vsgrw
it no .aa r It*
ea> h second to I
» ln«'!r. • a a»
,e *ide ar.d I»«
I» so
ng in
'he teat of ft*
ip an
turn oxtt w
to in m
• -, *
1 that a Uttie gi
e-faced terror t
if ht fcf»
tek hit Ufa.
*■ ist' » re '.h«s
*' a
:be di.
h and ran
■ trt
h#d th# run
d t« L
Mfoo «
a few yards distant fr.« 'ht
r!»! around
:raxr. WUilan ».
firmly. He «**
ir g fa.«;
tramp in catch
him in good *•<>
ngrd forward k
ter Nearer a
raw the toast
a cannot run
*rdy humanity
»r. »
William brou
to a
the danger wiu
who had been cl
>ke into tearful i
' of the farmhouse
• bre
j to t!
hlch W !;!am had just been scornfully
;\en ha ■ - » r. the galloping team and
inning to William's ai
HI* «
f( »ho had )»•! tarnrd William
»a* hurrying brhlnd him Thr
r's (acr arrw a lilt If pair as h,
o* nrar thr ditrh the tram bad
! a» a
fa :
n hail
our Minnie." he said to hi« wife
)t there In time,
killed if this
pptJ the horses'
uM hi
* man
k of h
Ife "
meibing to
vtth a big
die helped the child
e a?
down from th<
The farmer
He had a deeD
Bui thi
.""l ed hard a - William
: - sued dislike to tramps.
• - med different from the
leave the lif»* you're iead
•n my farm?" he In
quired In ton^s far more cordial than
William was a
I II give you
place will be a permanent
ustmued to hearing,
r od wage», and the
and coI
It won't
long before a young man like you
« .1 have a home of hin own, and per
haj » a wife am! clüld like the one you
BAved to-day. You're t<
good a man
. . . , ... a .
n ! M ' r ,v And you will find
'■ " an '* p Rf;, ' h *[ dfr eAt '" y * ftr
• - vour rongth will be gone.
r >f ' u Wiîl »*«* >' our ^ip catching ft
1 * 1 " som * r ' 1 * 1 "- *"' 1 ,h,,n 8,1 ,h8 '
' ! *'* ^ ur J 011 th* poor
*" ,u,e or **'• "otgue
Milllam. the tramp, could feel hi*
hf rtr beating quicker. 1 he vision of
the little cottage with a wife and home
of his own was drawing very close to
him Perhaps, after all— Then he
-u.i n The long highway, border
1 ■! . > green arching trees ln which the
birds «ere singing The smoke from
a distant freight train floated lazily
m.-r 'he tree tops At the sight a vague ;
f. c;lng of unrest stirred his pulse. The I
love of the careless wandering, reck- '
i 1
a life, banished for a moment, re- 1
turned with renewed force. A ready
, , , , , ** j
ra.Mi.v h'-r Cud. and the umleflned call -
hrll,, -I hi, heartstrings \\ ill am. the
tramp, shook his head with a sigh.
X". I - ant dolt, said he. Some
how the iove of the road Is In my bones
and I'm bound to go bark to it even if
it does mean what you say in the end."
And turning away. William, the
tramp, walked rapidly In the direction
of the drifting smoke He had heard
the cal', of Arcady and answered it.
For though the end thereof was death,
»he path w,m very pleasant.— N. Y.
or the house for the one he wants;
«unrtln.es grows impudent when 1
. an t And lur and seems to Ignore the
! rights of every one but himself."
j University of Michigan Plans to
Train Graduates to Withstand
The a m , f this r. w educational i
tn turn ,,ut i-radum <« !
trait,.-.; u. i..„dnrg spirit
! n Am-: a,. .. The department I
I working - r. a tug - , , , r ? attng lP U| ;
corpora.!« - for r- t,o„ l0 *.nX and -
' ..>rv, ora h »IH
. ■ 1 •* tka,l> j
h 'Mr board, ex- i
| d rCÄ
Boodling Spirit.
A graft department has been organ
ized ai the t'nlrersl
it Michigan under <
the r.kme nonatbeletlc board of con-1
trot "
movement is
j UuyinK a
a* a fiawror.ttj rmwîW
Th»* nam** "ru
r , Mipenise j
,,.„* ... . . ; V , a: ?r * U, -!
, ' ' ?1 an ' found i!» re-j
n.urkabl* I „
1 1 1,1 éludent»
' * arnir-K from $10 to j
, ' 1 \ ' m< ' ' repr*-bd'alible
tn»*se whern«*» wa* \ wo-prfet v la** I
rat»\ ty whi< h a na.v» < mb!« m. the pin
t+r apv f • t L » student pin
committee at one dollar and retailed to
in* 'lass at $1 25 Manufacturer* se- ;
^'ly offered the rate to snure bid*, and
'** ****** committeeman pocketed the
extra quarter at pay for hi* work. .
letlc board"
everything el**
Age of Utility.
According to the director of the mint
the coins of G
e In the fourth cen
ry B f sr<- regarded a« more heau
,lfu * l,>8n made today. Why can
I not **' * s beautiful coins? He
»C neutre "low relief," that ts,
fu.- tr< »hi b will not cum# out higher '
l'!'™ 1 « ' ' h!,, ° ur coin ' *»! j
| , " (hp coin loses I
Thu. im "■ *'V' "* a, "' lf nt !
,.5 a"' bf *"J y i,n '' ,ul1 ' :
' ' j ' < ' onkt ' 8r ' d th -* '• »
' '
0 , d jo Junction Ohevsd
a surgeon In Ksvannah cured a dis
ease by an operation on himself This
0Uf » lBMalu , ' rd
says the Chicago Dailv News !n which
the Injunction ThvViciai, heal thv
self." has been obeyed ' *'
ds «
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rith all the
Fhineaa (the Farm School Graduate)—Isn't it strange that
wonderful development vt the science of agriculture a man with a degree still
hat to milk a cow?
Chtnesr Wood Oil to Be a Product of
the California Coast
'Yoon oll 1« rapidly becoming an im
portant article of export in China, ac
cording to L. S. Wilcox. United States
<oa*ul general at Hankau, during last
season there having been more than
ll.MM.t.KJU worth of it shipped from that
port, says the New York Post. Prévi
nt» to 189», '
United States importers wi
its valuable properties, only three small
shipments had been made from hereto
; the United Slates Now two United
States firms have located branches here
when the attention of the
ailed to
j for the purpose of exporting wood oil.
One of the firms deals exclusively in this
article and It has shipped nearly 200,
j w1 n K atlonn since las! fail
Previous to
IttOO the oil wi
shipped to Europe in
considerable quantities.
j Thp va , ue of ls due lo „„
trlngent and drying qualities and it is
' used in varnish for the finer kinds of
1 furniture
There are two kinds of this
O ii_ one yellow, the other a dark color,
Only the former hat* been exported, be
; | nR considered of a higher quality than
; la((t , P , t ig also ropor(e( t t ' hat ln
Europe It is used in making soaps. The
price of the yellow variety during the
past season has varied from $4.92 to $6.95
picul (123 1-3 pounds). The oil is
brought to Hankau in bamboo baskets
]lned wlth ofl p aper , ftrh basUpt ron _
lining about one picul of oil.
Rrf . at difficulty of obtaining barrels to
„ |Kir , the o|1 , serious drawback, as
n „ barrels are manufactured in any of
, hf provinces where the oil tree grows
fof , h |s reason an American Arm at
; nankau has imported from New York
I shocks for .*,000 barrels and machinery
for setting them up.
1 ijist year n
request was received from
j California for t.oOO senls of the oil tree.
- The> - arr planted and are growing flne
Iy . Thp partj , s (all raq , lested
«.(too more seeds and arrangements
have been made to secure and ship them.
As the oil finds a ready market the tn
troduction of the
trees into various
parts of the United States will be a
source of revenue to their ow ners.
Men Who Are More Skilled with the
Hawser Than Cowboys wfth
the Rope.
Writing of a trip over the great lakes
tn Harper's Magazine, Louise Morgan
Siii tells of the lariat-throwers who
are even more skillful than the western
{ cowboys:
"One of the most interesting persons
! connected with the lake traffic is a sort
brother to the landlubber cowboy,"
j she w rites. "He is practically the lariat
-er of these prairie-llkc lakes, but
lie does not lasso cattle or anything so
trivial. His game may be a wharf or
an 8,000-ton freighter, and he
misses his cast. He makes no pretense
i ,0 «"»'thing Picturesque, and It isdoubt
! ^ *'* W'otild care to be so described;
but p . lct ". re " I 1 ue he ls »" ** swines the
7* thP \ r ,rora ,0
; vlc ! Vms . H<> may •» trlm sallor ' s
- K ' mPn,, ' er <>f thp of.a luxurious
P ai "*« n * tr '««'•'nw. or merely clothed
j | n the easy-going garments of the man
who wears them merely as a means of
i covering.
, ,r
"The lariat-thrower is of no particu
lar nationality. He may be an Amer
j j can or Canadian, or Irish or Swedish,
0 r German, or almost anything; but
a f ter has worked awhile on these
vaM , ntand , ater8 , h e lakes put their
«tamp on him and he becomes a lake
j man He do«* his work with a certain
calmness and ease, a philosophical mas
I tery of thing» without excitement. If
you talk with him. you will find that
he knows much more than heseemsto
kaow. One of them discoursed upon
; world-wide topics
-'its foolish for us to try to tavch
th e Chinese annything.' he »aid, 'whin
. tho yr* thousands of years old and set
In their way*. Better kape our mis
sionaries home. I say. We need 'em
here and monny of 'em, too.'
"The more rough-and-ready, and so
more tnterer-lng, of these men are con
nected with the freighters and smaller
' Why He Wept.
j The »50.00(1 school house had just gono
I up in tnloke , and Ule taxpayers In the
! crowd looked at one another, and
: gToaned. for the building was Inmifli—
cleutly Insured. A small boy gazing
iqion the smoldering ruin suddenly
burst lnt0 u P roarlou » 8 r lvf
'' wh} m > li,u<? man '" exclaimed a
»T®P 8the ttc bystander, "you must have
been very fond of your school!"
" " rlsn ' t lha '-" howled the boy: "but I
'eft » nlehet in my desk, and I'll never
be able to find It In all that mess!"—Wo
man's Home Companion.
of Created by Sympathy of the American
People for the Japs at W
with Russia.
The war in the far east.' said the
! music publisher, according to the New
mking itself felt even in
j York Sun "is
"Of c
that war fever
aught the
» the newspapersj
and magazines, but still the song writ
beginning to desert the
e not
about almond-eyed Japanese maidens.
The transition is easy, as all com
eoncocting lyrics
songs, so popular the last year, and put
Japanese titles to them. Still, there are
Jap songs published, because there are
posers can palm off rejected Indian love
. .
hundreds of pretty lyrics from old Jap
anese comic operas that can be drawn
"Not a single Russian lyric has come
under my observation, and I think that
gauges the popular puleeto be strongly
pro-Japanese. Of course, Japan isnatur
aliy attractive to the song writer, be
cause It is the land of beauty and poetry,
Incense and geishas; but I hold the
strange theory that, Gilbert and Sullivan
are partly responsible for our Jap sym
"It it is granted that even comic opera
stagecraft will create a sympathetic at
mosphere, why, many Japanese operas
that have fallowed 'The Mikado' have
had some weight. Every one of these
hodge-podges has had poetic environ
ment. like a cherry blossom festival,
and the public has remembered that at
mosphere when the caperlngs of the
comedians have been forgotten.
"On the contrary, every play of Rus
sian life revolves around the clanking
chains of frigid Siberia, the cruelty of
the knout, Intrigue and Nihilism. Every
one of these dramas of desolation has
been an anti-Russian document to the
people of emotional tendencies. Op
posed to these, the serious Jap dramas,
'A Japanese Nightingale'and the melo
dramatic 'Darling of the Gods,' have
been girded with sympathetic stage
"Now. I have seen that the Inspired
Russian press are Inveighing against
the American newspapers for misrepre
senting them and fostering a pro-Japan
ese sympathy. I hardly think the news
pers will plead guilty to that charge,for
they have but reflected public opinion
and prejudice.
"The Japanese nation has been
blessed with theatrical press agents, and
if the Russians wish to stem the tide
they had better subsidize some of the
playwrights who are now foraging on
the free lunch of Broadway. I'll cheer
fully furnish them with a list of song
writers who will go to work now for a
small consideration,"
small consideration,"
Joint Qualifications of Pair All That
Could Be Wished for Novel
"Do you know what a parabola is?"
'"I do."
"Glad to hear It. Do you know why
the P. and 0. line is so called?"
"Haven't the slightest idea."
"1 have."
"Good for you. If you were lost In a
forest could you tell by looking at the
trees which direction ts north?"
"I could."
"You have beat me. Have you any
Idea of the relative accountability of the
will and the understanding?"
"Don't know what you're talking
"I do."
'MJl right. Have you ever noticed
how a pigeon feeds Its young?"
"Can't say I have."
"I have."
"Good for you. Do you know what led
to the Thirty Years' War?"
"No; I've forgotten that."
"1 haven't."
"That'ti lucky. Do you know the dlf-'
ference between the dialect of Northum
berland and that of Hampshire?"
"I do."
"Good. Do you understand French ?"
"Not at all."
"f do."
"That's fortunate. Do you know any
thing about banking?"
"Nothing at all."
"i know all about It."
"Glad to hear it. Even been crossed
In love?"
"I have."
"Good. Let's collaborate on a novel."
Newspapers ln Germany.
Of the 12.703 newspapers and period
icals published In Germany, more than
27 per cent, are In other languages than
German, nine per cent being In English
alon*. t _ ___
Dainty Trifle» That Are Figuring In
f -
the Costumes Now Be
ing Worn.
I Accessories for beautifying the new
(spring ami summer gown ami making
one look like ne» »ere never
say, ihe
Take the new red fillet and Chantilly
liases with polka dots, for instance.
! couple of yards cascaded on the bodice
and in the sleeves would change the en
more numcroui or pretty,
j Washington Star.
; tire appearance of a gown.
Then there are the new galloon satin
bands in all colors, honeycombed with
i met-'hwork of gold thread and with
u id cloth-rovered button molds every
A bright red band of this down
I inch
the front of a jacket and on the cuffs
would make it appear smart, even if it
had seen its best days
A cream l and of this galloon trim
ming about two inches wide, and with
honeycomb stitches of silver and silver
cloth-covered button molds instead of
gold, would be beautiful on
a long
One of the pretties! new trimmings Is
of cream scrim about six Inches wide
and fringed on both edges. This is deco
rated In drawn work, and has an em-1
cream broadcloth
rating wrap.
broidered design in brown. A brown
i scrim fringe falls over the edge of the
white frayed edge. This trimming Is
used on gowns, coats and carriage
wraps, and, if desired, may be split
; down the center, using only one fringed
j edge.
j edge.
Some of the new jeweled buttons are
i elaborate and expensive enough to take
! the place of jewelry. There are imita
"ion turquoises, amethysts and emeralds
j set with rhinestones, which look like
j brooches instead of buttons. It is quite
1 a fad to use one of these large buttons
on each side of the collar in front, to
give the little smart touch so much de
j sired.
These buttons come in all shapes
and sizes, some of which?
j a gjiv
as large as
Prass bullet buttons are also popular,
j and are extremely modish on a black,
| brown or navy blue suit. They have
t h e advant
j W |]| 1K)l |j e s
age of being Inexpensive, but
exclusive as the Jeweled
i button^.
A mw tie, which bids fair to be pop
ular, is made of a Persian embroidered
band about an inch wide. It is very long,
reaching nearly to the waist line, and
fastens ln the back !lke a stock P0 it
| does not have to be tied each time. These
H** al*o have stocks attached made of
, he same material
The newp8t way of lltmalng mallne
for the neck, and one which takes the
place of the rosette at the back of the
collar, is a stiff-looking bow which is
worn in front.
Some of the new veils have a moire
silk border. A pale violet dotted one had
a violet moire band all around it about
an inch wide, stitched with white silk
thread. Blue veils with large red dots
and vice versa, and chiffons in shaded
effects, with china silk hemstitched
borders, will be used to defy spring
Ruchlngs are now assuming the shape
of ruffs, which are high in the back, and
grow narrower toward the front. They
are edged with baby ribbon, and are side
plaited. The tendency is toward the
Medici effect, and it is predicted that
this collar will be seen before the season
ts far advanced.
Dainty colored bordered handker
chiefs will be used with colored gowns
this summer. Pale blues, pinks and
even reds are fashionable.
Embroidered lisle or silk stockings to
match the gown must be worn by the
summer girl who wishes to be up to
date. Black stockings are no longer con
sidered in good taste for
dainty colored gowns. The floral effects
on some of the new stockings are rather
loud, but genteel ones are to be found
without much trouble. Hand-embroid
ered ones add much to the effectiveness
of the correct toilet.
wear with
of the correct toilet.
Not Necessary for Her to Explain
Why She Couldn't Marry
the Man.
"Why don't you like this fellow ?"
asked the brown-eyed girl of her blue
eyed friend. "You say he is very kind,
is making n great deal of money, and
has all the qualifications for an excel
lent husband Why don't you take him?
You're getting along a bit in years and
you can't afford to dally like a girl of
"Well, he's so bashful," complained
the blue-eyed girl, relates the New York
The brown-eyed one sniffed.
"What of It?" she cried. "He won't
he chasing after other girls if he's a bit
shy. I prefer bashful men myself."
"He's coming to-night and I'll Intro
duce you. and then you'll see why It is
1 don't like him."
The man came and was Introduced.
In vain the girls worked to make him
say something besides "Yes" or "No."
Finally the brown-eved girl launched
Into a description of an accident she had
seen on the street.
"The horse fell flat." she said, "and
immediately three men rushed out and
eat on Its head."
The man began to laugh uproarious
ly. The girls looked at him In amaze
ment. Then he choked back his laugh
ter a minute and said:
"Supposin' that horse had got up with
all those men a-settln' tin Its head!"
The brown eyed girl gasped. Then
she walked over to her blue-eyed friend
and murmured: "Yes, I see why It Is."
Chicken Salad.
One cqp of cold chicken, cut ln large
bits, two hard-boiled eggs, cut up, one
half cup of celery, rut up and then dried
on * towel, six olives, stoned and eut
up. one-half cup mayonnaise. Keep out
one spoonful for the top of the salad.
Mix all lightly together and lay on.let
tuce. anti cover with a spoonful of may
onnaise. Arrange ihe halves of six
stoned olives on top, and put white cel
ery tops around the edge —Good House
Rhubarb Tapioca.
Soak two-thirdx cup tapioca In water
to cover, over night. In the morning
put It In a double holler with another
cup of water, and cook until It Is per
fectly clear. Then add a cup of rhubarb
sliced very thin, a pinch of salt, a «mall
piece of ginger root and (wicthlrds cup
sugar. Add a tittle mors waver If neces
sary Turn Into a butler««! baking dish,
and bake an hour In a moderate oven.—
Farm and Horn*
Many Men in a Big City Wem Their
Headgear During Busi
ness Hours.
A hatter in this city says that more
«ear bats in business hours in
New Fork than in any other great city
of which he has knowledge, and he has
i mad,' an investigation of the matter,
| says the New York Sun.
! T do not refer to retail clerks," he
said, "but to men down in the whole
sale and in the banking and insurance
districts. Nor do 1 mean the men who
wear skullcaps at their deska, of
whom, by the way, there are fewer
than formerly. In fact, you seldom
| find a man wearing one now.
j htu 8 during their business hours that
j they w-ear in the street. There is a
J where the head of the concern rarely
removes his silk hat while he is at his
• desk, and he is there about five hours
a ^ a y 4
'T mean men who wear the same
house in the wholesale leather district.
! "Whether the habit is contagious or
: not I do not pretend to say, but I do
| know' that nearly one-third of the em*
ployes of the house wear theler der
i ^j es w hile at work,
■'ä man at the head of a depart
ment in a house in Maiden Lane has
worn a soft hat, the same that he
wears out of doors, for the last seven
years, and one of the concern told me
it was the same hat. The man is not
i bald, and I am told that he has no
ailment which would explain the
"If these were the only instances
they would not be worth mentioning,
but they can be easily multiplied.
"The bookkeeper of a downtown
hotel never removes his hat while at
work, but when he goes to his meals
in the cafe he removes his hat as
quickly as he would in a church or a
theater. The minute he returns to his
work he takes his hat from the peg
and puts it on his head.
There is another peculiarity about
rearing hats in New York
vhich my
business has taught me to observe.
That is the affection which some of
the older generation have for their
silk hats.
"The average young man in
York must have a new block every sea
son, bnt some of their dads or bosses,
who are worth fortunes, wear their an
cient tiles as long as they
cleaned or ironed, and a good silk hat
will stand about as much, if not more,
in the way of renovating than any gar
ment in a man's wardrobe.
can be
"There is a good deal of respectability
in an old silk hat that is properly kept
up. I don't refer to the brand that sug
gests seediness, but the well-kept
"One of these old-timers, whose name
you would recognize, had an ancient
tile which he lost through no fault of
his, and he got a new one. But he
never put it on until a rainy day. Then
he wore it out into the storm and got
It thoroughly soaked.
"After that he never went into the
street without it. Of course you will
say It was a whim. Well, maybe so.
Women have fads. Men have whims.**
Various Items of Household Lora
Which Will Do for Madam's
Ror removing stains and spots from
lavatory basin and bathtub kerosene
cannot be equaled.
When making a pudding don't forget
to make a plait in the cloth at the top of
your basin, so as to allow the pudding
room to swell.
To keep jam from mildew dip rounds
of white paper into the white of an egg
and lay on the tops of the jars or pots.
Cover closely and the jam will keep per
fectly clear of all mildew for any length
of time.
To preserve stair carpets put pads of
old blankets on each step. If there ts no
store of ancient blankets to draw from
a substitute may be made of several
thicknesses of brown paper.
Drawing room chairs and sofas which
have become shabby may be made use
ful by the thrifty housewife if she
clothes them all in petticoat covers «if
cretonne, by which is meant covers with
deep frills sewed on all round.
A few drops of kerosene oil will do
much toward starting particles of dust
from machinery. If a clock is to be
cleaned, it can be done effectively by
placing in the lower part a soft cloth
saturated with kerosene. The bits o(
dirt and particles of dust will be loosened
by the vapors and will drop down and
can be removed.
Beeswax and turpentine polish for
linoleum is hard to beat as far as ap
pearance Is concerned, but It has
defect; It causes a sltpperlness which
may be very dangerous to children and
old people. A polish which has no such
objection ts made of equal parts of lin
seed oil and vinegar. Apply a little to a
flannel cloth, rub it well on the linoleum
and polish yrlth a clean, dry cloth.
Velvet is now so much used that It Is
convenient to know how to revive and
cleanse It. Velvet that has been spotted
by rain may be restored by passing the
wrong side quickly over a vessel of boil
ing water, then over a warm iron, which
a second person should hold. Another
mode Is to ime a very hot iron covered
by a elotli wrung out of hot water. The
velvet back may touch the Iron in this
case, the process being literally a com
bination of ironing and steaming. For
large pieces of velvet a heated brick
be covered and used in the
Owing to the greater surface
same way.
, _. „ , I time is
saved. The pile may be brushed up with
a soft brush if very badly Injured. The
first mode Is recommended 'Only
slightly damaged velvet,
should be brushed or shaken out before
resort lug to any action of heat and
grease spots removed by benzine.
The dust
For Women Travelers.
When a woman travels at night and
Is compelled to use a sleeping car. she
would do well to supply herself with
some of those hooks having safety-pin
attachment, used to fasten portieres to
curtain rings.
These pins can be
fastened to the berth- curtain, and
garments removed hung upon it. The
clothes hang there just as though tn a
wardrobe, without risk of wrinkles, and
are right at hand when dressing, a con
venience that wHI be appreciated by
auyune who has searched anxiously la
the morning for garments that have
wriggled far under the berth during th*
Bight.—Rural New Yorker,
« nv
' ■
Much of women's daily
y " oe in rte,
kidney troabjjj *
kidneys cause W,
»die, languor, S
headache,, duoj^*
insomnia and uriJj
troubles T 0
yourself you
cure the
Profit by the r
ence of other«
have been cured.
Mrs. WilHau
Brown, profession«]
nurse, of 1« Ja^gT
Paterson, N. J„ a
"I have not onlys*,,
much suffer!
kid «!V
e *ptr.
n sr m
many deaths fr«,
lridney trouble, but I have suffered
self. At one time I thought 1 could
Jive. My back ached, there
quent headaches and dizzy Kp«»Ug
the kidney secretions were disordtfrf
Doan's Kidney Pills helped me fromtl*
first, and soon relieved me eniirelyof^
the distressing and painful symptoms"
A FREE TRIAL of this greatk£
medicine which cured Mrs. krow**jj
be mailed on application to any part
the United States. Address FosU*
Milfrurn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For ^
by all druggists; price 50 cents per box,
PA GV TO learn and
One Ahead of Him.
Two candidates for office In Ml,
souri were stumping the northern part
of the State and in one town their
appearance was almost simnltaneotn
The candidate last arriving happens
to stop at a house for the purpose if
getting a drink of water. To the little
girl who answered his knock at ths
door he said—when she had given his
the desired draught and he had offered
her in recompense some candy: "DU
the man ahead of me give you any
''Oh! yes, sir," replied the bright
girl; "he gave me candy."
"Ah!" exclaimed the candidats,
"here's live cents for you. I don't sag
pose that he gave you any money!"
The youngster laughed merrily,
"Yes, he did, too! He gave me ta
Not to be outdone, the candidats
gave the little one another nickel, and,
picking her up in his arms, kissed her.
"Did he kiss you, too?" he asked,
"Indeed, he did, sir!" responded ths
little girl, "and he kissed ma, too!"—
Collier's Weekly.
A Soft Snap.
Ex-Senator Mason, of Illinois, «w
seated with a party of friends In i
Washington cafe one evening when
the circle was joined by the son o( I
big Western capitalist whose aim in
life seemed to be a continuous jubilee.
Ho was of that class inelegant!!
known as "butters in," and It was soon
evident that his presence was dl»
tasteful to the senator. "My old mnn
doesn't put up a cent for me." said the
young man, displaying a fat roll rf
greenbacks. "I'm on my own re
"How did you manage it?" asked,
one of the party. 'Y*ou must hart
some sort of a 'snap.' "
"This is my 'snap,' said the gay
spendthrift, impressively touching hit
"And there's not a softer 'snap' !•
the world," assented Senator Masot.
Troy Times.
"Why aren't you as smart as so®
of these story-book detectives?" "I
would be," answered the plain-clothtl
man, "if I could follow their methai
and Invent a crime to flt my theorist
instead of inventing theories to lit •
crime."—Washington Star.
"Goodness only knows," said the old
parson, "I have had a hard time sep*
rating the good from the bad." 'E 1
cuse me," spoke up the doubtful dea
con, "but are you alluding to the con
gregation or the collection box?' -
Chicago Dally News.
Daniel Boone was cutting his TO
through the forests of Kentucky.
am wondering," he mused, lookinf
down at the dark and bloody ground
"whether they will ever get off an!
newspaper jokes on me about whisk!
or colonels?"
It seems they never did.
It seems they never did.
Until Too Stiff to Bend Over.
"When I drank coffee I often had sick
headaches, nervousness and biliousness
much of the time but about ? J« 14
ago I went to visit a friend and got
in the habit of drinking Postum.
"I have never touched coffee sinct
and the result has been that I h aTf
been entirely cured of all m)' stomal
and nervous trouble.
"My mother was Just the same way,
we all drink Postum now and have
never had any coffee ln the house W
2 years and we are all well.
"A neighbor of mine, a great coffee
drinker, was troubled with pains in bet
aide for years and was an Invalid. She
was not able to do her work and could
not even mend clothes or do anything
at all where she wonld have to bead
forward. If she tried to do a UtU*
hard work she would get such pa ,B *
that she would have to lie down tot
the rest of the day.
"I persuaded her at last to *f°P
drinking coffee and try Postum Food
Coffee and she did so and she has used
Postum ever since; the result has
can now do her worfc
can sit for a whole day and mend an!
can sew qn the machine and she nevef
feels the least bit of pain In her side
in fact she has got well and it show»
coffee was the cause of the whole
"I could also tell you about several
other neighbora who have been cured
by quitting coffee and using Posta*
in its place." Name given by Posta*
Oa, Battle Creek, Mich.
Look in each pkg. for the famo
little book, "The Road to WellvUle."
been that she

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