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For Fall Wear.
.The moat fashionable materials for the autumn 'have a lustrous finish. Broadcloths which are as glossy as eatln will be much worn and Henri etta cloth and cashmere. For every day frocks there are the supple French serges, the wool mixtures In fascinating color combinations, the Venetian cloths, and the perennially popular cheviots and tweeds. The circular skirt will be prominent In the new modus, and the tunic skirt will be seen In a variety of styles. Both short and long coats will be the fashion. In separate waists there are to be variations of the surplice style. Many greens will he worn throughout the autumn and winter. Red is also fashionable. The grays, especially the shades known as smoke and I-on-don fog, are particularly good style. Electric blue, the plum, prune nnd dahlia tints and the bronze and ma hogany shades will also be worn. Grace Margaret Gould In Woman's Home Companion. Lace Blouse. Valenciennes lace was used In the Mouses pictured allover lace, trim med with tiny ru tiles of edging that matched thu allover iu design running around the sleeves, down tho front and outlining the oddly-shaped yoke. v The New Fashion In Skirts. "The closest attention niUBt bo paid to tho fitting-of the present-day skirt, whether it lie short or long," wrlteB Helen Herkeley-Loyd In tho Delinea tor, "for a false lino about the hips Is a defect that cannot bo concealed. Tho new short skirt Is a bit shorter than wo have recently seen It; hence tho Rhoes nnd hosiery worn with !t must he of high grade, corresponding with each other and with the gown to which they belong. Kilting continues popular; tho plnlts growing narrower and more numerous, and fitted more carefully to the hips. The French models show much shirring, and In response the American dressmakers are introducing gores gathered or gauged Into tho belt, between groups of plaits. The newest modification of the fashionable circular skirt has n tolas effect in the front nnd at the eldes and full plaits In the back. It 1s also marked by the revived gradu ated flounce. In tailored gowns the line of union Is left plain, or else It is emphasized by a shaped fold finished with fino cord. Occasionally this fold Is built up In a sort of ladder-work of narrow bands of cloth or of rows of soutache dyed to match the goods. There are strong Indications that tho apron front will presently bo revived, and some of the most Jealously guard ed Importations show a still moro daring Innovation In tho lines of the skirt. For example, a chiffon velvet gown in cut-strawberry color has Its front gore laid in shallow but unmis takable drapery folds, Just below the belt nnd parallel with Its dip. The cuds of these drapery curves disap pear beneath tho narrow box-plaits In tho adjoining goreB." Quince Parfait. Heat tho yolks of three eggs until thick, then add slowly three-fourths of a cupful of sirup drained from pre served quinces. Cook In a double boiler until a thick custnrd. Remove from tho fire, and whip until cool and light. Whip one pint of cream to a stiff, dry froth, fold It gently into the quince, custard, and put into a plain mold. I'nek in Ice and salt, nnd let stand four hours to ripen. When time to serve, turn out cnrefully on a shal low glass dish, and heap sweetened whipped cream around It. Woman's Home Companion. oudoir Two-letter monogram belt buckles may be found nil ready made. Tho lacy, pretty, summer shirt waists are now "way down" In price. I.awn negliges with colored silk linings aro fchown fur cool weather wenr. Some delightfully pretty ml anion rockers, with leather souIh, aro offered ;for $4.!.0. Children's half hose in dainty pinks .7 JL and blues are a bargain feature at 15 cents a pair. Handsome brown suede belts tha kind made to fit the form are reduc ed to 50 cents. Dainty little china sugar and cream sets, decorated with flower designs, are selling for l a set. Black taffeta la used for making a lot -of swell little skirt and coat suits for early autumn wear. To Clean Ostrich Feathers. Make a lather of pure soap with a little ammonia In it, using about a quart of water or more If the feathers are very large. Move them to and fro gently In this, then lightly press them atem to tip between the thumb and finger and do the same In an equal amount of clear hot water. Repeat In cold water, slightly tinted with blue. Hang feathers up to dry where there Is a draft and shake at in tervals. Before quite dry gently shake them before a gas stove or they can bo partially dried by steam over a pan of quick boiling water and finished as directed. Comb carefully and curl any stray strands with a silver knife. Pickled Walnuts. Gather tho walnuts while young and green and lay in brine strong enough to bear up an egg. Ieave In this for a week, changing for fresh brlno every day. At the end of the week drain, pierce each walnut with a needle and throw Into cold wnter. Drain again and pack In Jars. Bring to a boil two qunrts of vinegar to which have been added a half-cup of sugar, a dozen whole cloves, blnck peppers and allspice and six blades of mace. Boll Ave minutes, then fill the Jars of walnuts to overflowing with tho boiling liquid and seal. A Traveling Hint. "Wherever I go," said the experi enced woman traveler, "I carry a light with me. One can never tell when It will be needed. In a Rmall nnd convenient box In my suitcase I have a white wax candle nnd a tiny box of mntches that strike ensily. I can get at these in a minute and wouldn't feel safe to gu to bed vlth out them near at hand. How to Clean Ivory. Ivory con be cleansed and the color In some measure restored by well washing it with plenty of soap and water, and then exposing It to the sun Just as you lift it straight from the suds, being cnreful to keep the ivory wetted with soapsuds as long as it Is In tho sun; as soon as It is whitened wash and rlnso it well In clean, cold water acidulated with lemon Juice, nnd then dry very carefully. A lemon dipped in fine salt and well rubbed on Is also effectual for remov ing Ink and other stains from Ivory. In extreme cases a solution of one ounco oxnllc ncld (poison) In one-half tint of wnter. well rubbed on with a stiff brush, tho Ivory being then well rinsed, dried with n soft cloth nnd left near, but not actually In front of the fire, Is also very effectual If care fully handled. A flannel wet with kerosene oil will remove fly specks from brnss. Polish with chamois. Glue can bo removed from wood work by rubbing over with a cloth dipped In vinegar. Vinegar is ulso much better to dissolve glue than wa ter. For those troubled with roaches and water bugs: Borax, burned on a shov- A white linen gown and coat, with open-work English embroidery. Tale blue mull trimmed with bands of tucks headed by narrow plaiting. AHION el or old pie tin and sprinkled In their runways, will Induce them to leave their happy homes "for good." Always allow cold water to run over sardines before lining them for sand wiches or serving them whole. The oil used to cover them Is rarely of the best and sometimes It Is positively bad. Tho delicate flavor of the fish Is not affected by the cold water. Ribbons may bo freshened. If not too much soiled, by sponging with weak ammonia water and hanging for a few minutes In tho fresh air. They should then be put between pieces of whlto tissue paper and Ironed with Irons as ,hot as can be used without scorching. Brown and white shepherd's plaid, trimmed with brown braid. Niohtcaos That Scent the Hair. If you want to bo in the very latest. fashion you must wenr scented hnlr especially In tho ballroom. Thero nn various ways of imparting a dcllcatt aroma to the tresses. Tho newest takes the form of a dainty little night cap, which Is cunningly scented and Imparts to the hnlr during the houri of sleep a delight ful aroma. This is of course, only a very old Idea re vlved; that tho ancients of luxurloul habits scented their hnlr Is a matte; of history. It should bo an almost Impalpable odor that Is chosen oni that will suggest an atmosphere o sweet, fresh violets, and nothing more To overdo it is to kill a pretty notion Soiled Embroidery. Because heavy linen embroidery It close or open work happens to be I fashionable trimming Item on all sort: of costumes It does not follow no was It ever Intended to mean thn any old half soiled lilt might bo pu to service in that way. Yet the rraz has led to this abuse, und rulnet many an otherwise new nnd prett; suit, whleh one might, have admired An antique lace or embroidery Is on thing, the soli upon It Ih another Nothing excuses tho latter, upoi either new or old. Biscuit Tortonl. Boil a cup of augar for five minute! with n half-gill of water, then tale from the fire and whip the sirup ver: slowly Into the well-beaten yolks o' six eggs. Tut Into n double boiler nn cook until you have u custard thai coats the spoon, then strain and hM until cold. When stone wild, whip Ir two and a half cups of cream, wblpper stiff, a tablesimonful of caramel, a ten spoonful of vanilla flavoring, a cup o mnenroons. ground fine, and a win glassful of sherry, l'aek In mohli cover with choped or grated almond and freeze. I'lne pink linen with openwork era broidery and black ribbon velvet ot bodice. ' SCENE OF RECENT EARTHQUAKE THE EARTHQUAKE IN CALABRIA. Region Long Noted for Frequent and Destructive Shocks. The latest news regarding tho earth quako In Calabria shows it. to have been more disastrous than was at first supposed. It appears to have extended throughout all tho three Italian provinces which are now call ed by that name. Hardly ft town or village but suffered to some extent. A ahock of equal violence if experienced by a great city probably would cause a vast destruction of life nnd property. Calabria Is mainly nn agricultural re gion, but loss of life seems, neverthe less, to have run far up Into tho hun dreds, and that of the property to have been on a proportionate scale. Calabria has long been a region of frequent and destructive earthquakes. In one year, 17K3, thero were S4 dis tinct shocks. They continued to take pluee throughout the last century as during preceding ones, shocks In 1835, In lS.r,U, in 1870 and In 1KN1 devastat ing largo sections nnd causing thou sands of dentlis. It might, be thought that a country In which life nnd property were held upon so Insecure a tenure would come to be regarded "lis unfit for humnn habitation, and would, therefore, bo depopulated. Probably, however, thero cannot be pointed out a single extensive re gion on earth which, after once being well populated, has lost Hit Inhabi tants becauso it was subject to great natural calamities. Thero are regions where terrible floods nnd storms are of frequent occurrence, but they are not !o;s thickly settled on that ac count. Vesuvius hnR repeatedly belch ed forth oceans of liquid fire and mountains of rock nnd ashes, and laid waste all the surrounding country, yet there never has hern a time when villages dbl not nestle nt Its foot nnd when the shepherd did not tend his flocks, nnd tho husbandman train his vines almost up to its crater. Men will live anywhere they can get a subsistence, hoping that tho natural calamities of the past will not lie re pented, and If they are. that they, at least, will not be among the sufferers. As long as humnn nature remains what It Is, and southern Italy con tinues to bo one of the most fertile spots In Europe, Calabria will not want Inhabitants. Calabria is by no means the only region In which earthquakes are fre quent nnd deadly. Japnn Is specially subject to them. In ISSN an shocks look -place there. During the succeed ing six months 3,0(10 minor nhocks almost completely suspended business In a large section nnd caused l.fiiiO dnnths. A great earthquake belt ex tends through the lands nlong the Mediterranean, the Azores, the West Indies, Central America, the 11a wnllnn Islands, Japan, China, India. Persia nnd Asia Minor. What causes earthquakes to take place In these regions more frequently than In other parts of the earth nnd what pauses tbeni to take place at all, are equally matters of conjecture. In the present state of scicntltle knowledge there are perhaps no other destructive nat ural phenomena whose approach Is so wholly impossible to predict or whose effects are so hnrd to escape. AFTER THE REAL WRONGDOER. Gratifying Efforts to Reach the "Dig Fellows' In Crime. It Is gratifying to hear that Investi gators have at last turned their at tention to tho men "higher ni." The tendency has too often been to devote Inquiries to the mini 1 1 fry sinners and to rest satisfied with the punishment of these for crimes a.'nlnst society. Traced to a iletlnlte conclusion, it will generally be found that the little fellows who prove nn h convenient scapegoats are really only the tools in the hands of men of higher stand ing nnd "unassailable respi edibility," who have neiuallv profited most by the wrongdoing. Tho big fellow plans tho crookedness and turns It over to tho less conspicuous Individual to ex ecute, renplng the lion's shore of the pecuniary benefits nnd escaping 'be taint of actual participation. Tho more of thin Tew ilrioged Into the llme!l''lit cni" punished the Iocs ws shall l. ar rr ex'. iiflve fraudn and wholesale (fiaftiit;.'. lialMrior V.er-Jd DISASTROUS SHOCKS IN ITALY HISTORIC EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS. Year. Victims. ! Pompeii nnd llerrulan- miiii di'Mmy?l Tbotinanda 1 1 5 A hi loch titan I royed TtiouaHtid f,f7- (niituritlnupl! Thousand! 742-HyrU inid Pnlcilna. Gnu towns ruined. . . .Thounnnds lir7-nlnnln, Sicily H.( l.".6-Nyd.- 44.000 1 ." :t 1 l,HIon IlyO'io 12 - Niiplra 70. 00 liJ.IV -Cnlabrln Thuuftunda li7 HeliiiitiiiHl (liintod ttireek month! 80,09(1 ltiSTJ- Blcllv tnfiy-fuur clues and lowna und 3vu vllliiKim 100. 0"0 171.1 - Jaddn, Jaiuui 2d0 mm 17.11 -Peking 1.(0.000 1746 -I.tnni mid CiiIIud lt.OUO 17r,.',- I. Iil. on Id. oon 17r,t Ituallier. Syria 20,000 17U7 C'liaoi, yntto und other town 40.000 IH? (iimeuH Thousands l-L'J - Aleppo 20,u("i M-lll. Italy 14.vm lsr,7 Kingdom of Xaplca.., Iu.om" lS.Vl JuM 5.000 lJ - hi 11 II I til l.Oud lhti'j 8c eral tnwna In Peru und lv'wii..r 20 ooo 1X72- Inyo Valley. Calif 3(1 1S7j Town near Kautander. en Hie bolder of t'o- lomlla 14.000 1S71 Ola. Vell'Jlllela :iiui lsx.i- llllipcl. ( -lille luo ISM -rf. I., anil Hewral vil la K 4 Odd 1 sss - TmIiiihI of I.1. I1I.1. Ilaly 2.000 Klnkatoa nnd other Ja 11 vol'-anoeH Thousand 1SS1 Revere Hhn.il n KlIK- l.lll.l f 1 SM Andalusia and other fin (h of Hnuin ...... 1.170 1SH.", l'l "V Inee of (iniliail.l, Spain Cdn ISM! Clan lexl.m. S I' 41 1HN7 ItHlera and mnilhein Kiii-ojh. 2 on. 1 IV'l -,)n,an 4.000 11(02 - HI. Merre. .Ma rt lii l.iie. eruption of Mi. nt l'elee 40.000 SETTING THEM AT EACH OTHER. Country Editor Rid Himself of Two Bores at Once. Henry Watterson has been an edi tor long enough to have at his com mand all ways of getting rlrt of the bon s who Infest newspuper offices. He tells this story of n country Jour nalist, a friend of his: The latter was In his sanctum sawing out weighty utterances from pretentious contempo raries when the olflce hoy announced that two gentlemen were waiting to see him In an adjoining room. "Who are they?" asked the editor, dropping his shears. "What do they want?" "I don't know who they are, sir,' 're plied the lad, "but one Is a poet and the other Is stone deaf." "Oh. tliat'H all right." responded the editor as lie picked up the paste brush; "you Just go out and tell the poet that the deaf man Is the editor." Protection for Public Land. Progress made recently in ibe utili zation of arid nnd seemingly sterile lands promises great things for the future. It Is too soon to say that any lands which private Individuals or companies desire, on any terms, are hopeless or of so little value that they need not be carefully watched and guarded. With the population of the l iiited Stolen Increasing at the rate of Latin, turn annually, there will scon lie nucli pressure upon the landed domain of the federal government an has never yet been experienced. Then use will be found for great areas now considered of Utile or no Importance. Land frauds Involving a I'nlted Stales senator and other public men In high station tire warning enough, or ought to be, to Insure the general revision of the land laws of the L'niteil States. The public domain needs far more effective protection. ('Icrclaml Leader. George D. Herron to Found Colony. flinrg.? I). Ilerron, the former pro fe,!or at Iowa college, Oilnnell. Iowa, whose peculiar conduct and theories have l.i en chinch nnd social s. nsa tlon.s tor several years, Is now found ing a colony near Matuchen, N. J., wh're be and hki follower! will ex emplify bin revolutionary doctrines on the mai i laee relation. Ilerron und j bis pres.. .nt wile, formerly Miss Carrie Land of liurlluutou, Iowa, have be come heirs to a li.itune by the death of Mm. lie: run's mother, w ho was a widow of a millionaire lumberman. Knur or fle yearn aro Ilerron left bis wife and four young children and went abroad wl'h Mrs. Kami nnd her daughter. n his return his wife sc. cured a divorce, and the i vcidleue I nrnfncLnr l).....'.. ,.-.... . , . . 1 .,, r,,,,, ..j iii.ei Iliari MMl (lis present wife. AMERICAN MINISTER IN DANGER. S. R. Gummere at Tangiers, Forced to Take Refuge In City, Samuel II. Outnmere, American min ister to Morocco, who was compelled to abandon tho legation In tho sub urbs of Tangiers and tako rcfugo In the city by reason of a battle be tween Ralsiill, tho bandit, and Insur gent tribes, Is a member of nn old and prominent family of Trenton, N. J. He Is n brother of Justice WIU Ham S. Gummere of the state supreme court. He was appointed to the con sular service In 18'J'i and was pronlot- ed to his present placo for his efforts in securing tho release of Ion I'erdl carls, who wag kidnaped by Ilandit Italsull. 8EPARATED FOR FIFTY YEAR3. Long Parted Brothers Meet at G. A. R. National Encampment., Three brothers, Kev. S. II. Taggart, M. R. Taggart and Duvld Taggart, had not met for fifty years until the (5. A. R. encampment In Denver. David Taggart and M. II. Taggurt are veter ans of the civil war. At the begin ning of tho war they enlisted In dif ferent Pennsylvania regiments. They went through the war, fighting battle after battle, but never meeting each other. During that time Rev. S. II. Taggart was attending Princeton The ological seminary. At the close ol tho war tho brothers became widely separated. The theological student re turned to tho old home, M. It. Tag gart remained In the south and David Taggart drifted to Kansas and lo cated near Olathe. They met nt the Union depot In Denver and ofter fifty years recognized each other at sight David Taggart Is 72, M. It. Taggait 07 nnd S. II. Taggart 71 years old M. It. Taggart Is a merchant at Pitta burg, Pa. David Taggart Is a retired farmer living near Olathe, Kan., and Rev. 8. II. Taggart's home Is at Alton III. The other two uro now visiting David. AT HEAD OF POSTAL CLERKS. Arthur Donoghue of Chicago Again Elected President. Arthur Donoghue, who has been re elected president of tho National As sociation of Postal Clerks, has been employed In tho registry division al the Chicago postolllce for more Iliac twelve years. Ho Is 35 years old. To Publish Old time Wills. North Carollnu's secretary of slat Is preparing abstracts of (lie 4, HOC wills lu his olllce, and the wink It very heavy. I'p to 17711 tho law re quired wills to ho filed there, though nearly all are for tho years between 17u0 and 1750, very few being found dated slnco the last named year. These wills cover vast areas of uinil, not only In North Carolina, but whal Is now Tennessee. The abstracts are on cards, and will lie printed. They will show the location of Ibe lauds, ami ulso the liiiuicH of the persons who do vised them and those to whom they were devised. The decision lo makii Ibis extensive publication Is u n cent one. Washington Post. East Indians to Enter Cornell. Word has been received III Hie Cor nell college of agriculture from Cie director of the department of land records, lletir.nl, India, that the Indian !:overntnei:t would hi ml four stinb itts thin fa'l to Cornell to take special work lu nerlculi ure. These students tire grndnati n of the I'nlvetslly of Cal cutta and have nl"o taken postgradu ate work In the S.bpur l'lielneerlng colli re. so tin y w'.ll bo graduate stu dents nt Corne'.l. It Is believed they ar" the fir t lo be sent to nny col lei'e In the I'nlted Statea by the gov crmieut of ludU:. i Mil