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A Woman' Qtioii.
Before I trust my fate to thee,
Or place my hand in thine ;
Before yon got your overcoat
Or help me on with mine;
Before I peril all for thee.
Question thy soul to-night for me.
Before we stir a single step.
Stand back and let me know;
Does my black skirt touch on the sides.
And does the white skirt show?
Epeak now, lest at some future day
My wtole life wither and decay.
Look deeper still within thy soul.
And let me learn my fate;
Am I all buttoned down the back
And is my hat on straight?
Let no false pity spare the blow
But in true mercy tell me so.
Gaze on my face and answer true.
Before we start to c .
Can'st thou detect the rosaline
And does the talcum show?
If so at any pain or cost.
Oh, tell me now ere all is lost I
Nay, answer not ; tbou could' st not tell.
The words would come too late;
Get on thy hat and hurry up.
We haven't time to wait.
Whatever in my heart may fall.
Remember, I must risk it all !
WmltlBK- for Some H.
Woman has been handicapped
through the ages by being brought up
to think that there la not much worth
while In life outside of marriage, writes
Orison Swett M arden in Success Maga
How many precious years and op
portunities for growth, for life en
largement she has missed while wait
ing for marriage!
Even to-day. In this splendid age, we
see young women everywhere with
splendid possibilities who seem to be
Just waiting, waiting, watting for what
they bare been brought up to believe
Is the supreme event of their lives.
Many of them might broaden their edu
cation and Improve themselves wonder
fully while they are waiting for the
right man to come along. Did they
trot know it, they are not half as likely
to find the right man while waiting
Inactively as when they are vigorously
preparing themselves for a large and
useful life.
It is most unfortunate that any girl
should be brought up to-day with the
antiquated Idea that marriage is every
thing, and that other things do not
count much.
The traditions of the past, however,
are rapidly falling away from the
emancipated woman of the twentieth
century. In this new era tens of thous
ands of girls have found glorious open
ings in all departments of life. Vast
fields of usefulness are awaiting wom
an on every side. She is realizing that
achievement is sexless; that she can
be just as Independent as man, and
that there are Just as many oppor
tunities and fields of usefulness for
Who can estimate what this new era
means to the plain girl, the girl with
splendid mental powers, but who may
be physically unattractive, or who may
prefer a single life?
Pale-toned gloves are being worn in
Paris more than white ones for smart
afternoon dress.
Satin Is best left un trimmed, al
though for afternoon gowns for spring
it will be among the most popular fa
brics. nats of fine coral chip, as well as
the once more popular crinoline, will
be seen, with wide-spreading brims
curled up on one side.
" A rather wide band of ribbon,
brought up around the hair and tied in
a broad, girlish bow at one side, is a
French head finish much favored.
Dangles, tassels, fringes, all are in
order, and passementerie drop trim
mings may be found in all the modish
colors and in the metallic, pearl, Jet
and crystal effects.
Metallic tissues and nets are being
brought out In amazing variety. Every
hade of gold, silver, gun metal ami
bronze is represented, and there are,
too, all of the colors shot with metal.
Net girdles of wide soft mesh, em
broidered boldly In ribbouslne (a lus
trous fiber) and fringed with this same
ribbouslne, are offered in many of the
fashionable colors and in white, which
may be dyed to any shade.
Raffi has been woven into extraor
dinarily smart bags and belts, the
straw often being oddly but delight
fully studded with semiprecious stones.
whose color shows attractively upon
the soft shade of the straw.
Heads are no louger crinkled and
ratted past all semblance of humanity.
The simpler the better, say the know-
lng ones. If your "style" permits a de
mure wave flowing away from a classic
center part, so much the luckier for
Fancy Tacked Blons.
The latest blouses are made with
Just such long pretty sleeves as these,
and this model can be utilized both for
the separate waist of net, thin silk,
lingerie material and the like and for
the entire gown. In the Illustration it
is made of fine lawn combined with
banding of Valenciennes lace, and with
hand embroidery worked in the
squares formed by the design, but these
squares can be filled with applied
motifs If preferred, and for the trim
ming any banding is appropriate.
Wl-ree of the Presidenta.
The wives of the Presidents are as
follows :
Washington married Martha (Dan-
d ridge) Custls; John Adams, Abigail
Smith; Madison, Dolly (Payne) Todd;
Monroe, Eliza Kortwright; John Quln-
cy Adams. Louisa Catherine Johnson ;
Jackson, Rachel (Donelson) Robards;
Van Buren, Hannah Hoes; Harrison.
Anna Symmes; Tyler, Letitla Chris
tian; second wife, Julia Gardiner;
Polk, Sarah Childress; Taylor, Mar
garet Smith; Fillmore, Abigail Powers;
second wife, Caroline Mcintosh ; Pierce,
Jane. Means Appleton ; Lincoln, Mary
Todd; Johnson, Eliza McCardle; Grant,
Julia Dent; Hayes, Lucy Ware Webb;
Garfield. Lucretla Rudolph; Arthur,
Ellen (Lewis) Herndon; Cleveland,
Frances Folsom; Harrison, Caroline
Lavlnia Scott; second wife, Mary Scott
Dlmmlck; McKInley, Ida Sexton;
Roosevelt, Alice Lee; second wife,
Edith Kermlt Carow ; Taft, rielen Her
rón. Cracki In Floor.
There are three methods of filling
cracks In floors. First, dissolve one
pound of glue in two gallons of water.
Stir into this enough fine sawdust to
make a thick paste and fill the cracks
with it. The paste may be colored to
match the wood. Second, fill the cracks
with putty. One can make the puity by
mixing whiting and linseed oil together
and kneedlng it until the paste Is
smooth. The putty may also be colored
to-match the wood. Third, soak finely
shredded paper In water and boil it
until It Is soft pulp, and to every two
gallons add one pound of glue. The
cracks must be filled solid and even
with the boards.
To Overcome Bolla.
A French doctor has had great suc
cess with scattering boils by applying
at the first sign of inflammation com
presses wet with equal parts of tinc
ture of arnica, tincture of iodine and
spirits of camphor. Continue until the
trouble seems to be passed. If with
the compresses one drinks sulphur
water or red clover blossom tea, it will
help to scatter the boils and overcome
the tendency.
How to Walk Graeefnlly.
Nearly every woman walks far too
rapidly for anything like grace to en
ter into her movements. Tall women,
for some reason, walk more slowly
than little ones. Their elbows, shoul
ders and hips move from side to side
with every movement of their feet
If you want to be graceful, don't look
at your feet, but hold your head well
up In the air. Don't shuffle. A little
thoughtfulness and practice in high
stepping will soon break you of this
ugly habit. Don't bend your back at
the waist, under the. impression tett
you are thereby walking erectly. It
throws the stomach forward, and Is al
most as inimical to grace ns round
shoulders. Finally, dou't allow your
self to walk pigeon-toed' that is.
with the toes turned In or straight.
You can never be graceful In movement
while you do.
Your Serrina; Machine.
Women who do not thoroughly un
derstand the sewing machine ofteu
blame the machine when the fault of
stiff running can be traced to not keep
lng the machine clean. Most persona
think that liberal doses of oil ar
all that is necessary. Too much oiling
is Injurious, and cil where there has
not been careful dusting is worse tha
none at all. It Is not enough to give
a surface dusting; the cracks and
crevices must be kept clean. This can
not be done with a cloth. Iustead use
a coarse silk" thread, to draw back and
forth through cracks to get out fin
dirt that can not otherwise be removed
Care should also be taken that pins and
needles do not slip into the shuttle part
of the machine, ns often they clog it
and the cause can not be discovered for
some time. It is a mistake to use a
cheap oil, as it cakes and makes the
parts sticky. Never let the machine
stand uncovered when not In use; and
guard carefully from dampness. Rub
bing the running strap occasionally
with a little vaseline or oil will make
the leather wear longer.
Perfnmlna; the Hair.
There is a difference of opinion as
to perfumed hair; some women, nice
ones, too, think a faint, elusive, in
dividual fragrance to the hair correct.
while other women are strong in their
condemnation of scented tresses.
If you are not one of the women
who think perfumed hair vulgar, you
may like to know how to impart an
odor to it Instead of paying to have It
done by the hairdresser.
The best time Is immediately after
the hair Is shampooed, while it is still
slightly damp. Pour five or six drops
of oil of lavender, oil of Jasmine or
oil of violet in the palm of your hand
and rub it over the bristles of a clean.
rather stiff hair brush.
Brush the hair thoroughly for five or
ten minutes, and you will carry around
for a week a faint, delicate fragrance.
A paste made of fine starch and a
very little water spread on a bruised
spot immediately after the blow will
often prevent discoloration.
When the brows are thin and scant
they should be rubbed with a drop of
warmed almond oil or a very small
quantity of pomatum of vaseline. This
should be put on before brushing and
To keep the hands smooth and white
soak them in sweet almond oil every
night. Pour the oil In a bowl and Im
merse the hands for several minutes.
Wipe gently with a soft towel and
draw on loose white gloves for sleep
The habit of biting thread with the
teeth, of using the teeth as a vise for
removing corks, for cracking nuts or to
supply a deficiency in tools is most nn
wise, and will surely cost the unwise
person dear. It cannot be condemned
too strongly.
A good treatment for white spots on
the nails Is a nightly application of a
paste made of equal quantities of tur
pentine anl myrrh. In the morning the
nails should be wiped over with olive
oil. If yon are manicuring your nails
yourself, you may be digging them too
hard, thus causing spots.
Pajamns for Children.
It has become the accepted thing to
put little girls and boys in pajamas
Instead of nightgowns. They are
warmer in the winter and cooler in
summer than the long sleeping robe,
and healthier at all times. These pa-
Jamas are made in striped flannel, in
soft cotton, in crossbar dimity and
striped China silk.
For Tonellltla.
Oil of eucalyptus for 10 cents not
tincture, but oil. To cure any affec
tion of the air passages of the throat
or lungs take 6 to 10 drops placed on
surar. and allow same to dissolve
slowly and then swallow. Repeat ev
ery two to four hours, according to
severity of the case.
Pollah the Fnrnltore.
A furniture polish that is recom
mended by those who have tried it is
made with one wine glassful of olive
oil, the same quantity of vinegar, and
two tablespoonfuls of alcohol. Apply
with a soft cloth and polish with flannel.
Bedford and Weatmlnater Hena Llat
la Territorial Poaaeaaioaa.
Speculation was rife a few days ago
concerning the identity of the two mil
lionaires who are credited In the sta
tistical abstract of the United King
dom with possessing between them the
enormous sum of $32.005,000, says the
Montreal Star. These two fortunate
persons are probably the dukes of
Westminster and Bedford.
The Duke of Bedford, who Is known
among his intimates by the nickname
of Hatband," owns the larger portion
of Bloomsbury and the whole of Co
rent Garden, including the market,
which is reputed to bring him $230,000
a year. The Duke and Duchess of
Bedford care little for society, and the
only occasions on which they appear
arc at rare intervals in the Bedford
box at Covent Garden opera and at
Prince's skating rink in Knightsbridge.
At Woburn Abbey, their principal pa
latial residence, there are private
zoological gardens. The Duchess of
Bedford is a fellow of the Zoological
Society. The duke Is greatly taken up
with all the varied interests of his
property and Is the author of a book
on "The Management of a Great
Is doubtful whether the Duke of
Westminster realises exactly what he
is worth. He is probably che most
wealthy territorial magnate In the
kingdom, counting among his proper
ties the valuable Grovenor estate,
which is situated in the heart of the
West End
The Grosvenor family represents one
of the few remaining sets in London
society that may be described as strict
ly exclusive. They live In a world of
their own. Outsiders for them do not
exist, nor will thoy willingly tolerate
the presence of any one who by birth
and breeding does not belong to the
privileged elect. This exclusiveness is
probably the result of the successful
marriages made by the Grosvenor girls
into exalted families.
An idea of the duke's colossal wealth
can be gained by an inspection of the
splendid town mansion, which is a
treasure house filled with objects of
priceless value. Many people are con
tent with a clock which costs a few
dollars, but that which tells his grace
of Westminster the hour possesses a
pendulum which In itself is worth
$240,000, for it is set with forty-eight
flowless diamonds, each valued al
$3,000. The Duke of Wcsmlnster is a
popular sportsman, and Is known
among his particular friends as Bend
Or. a nickname conferred on him to
commemorate the famous race horse
of that name, owned by his grandfwih-
er, the late duke. Socialists and others
may forgive him his great wealth
when It is stated, that fancy foods
have no favor in the Westminster
household. Simple dishes are always
provided, such as mutton cutlets, milk
puddings, fruit tarts and so on. Much
of his vast wealth is derived from
ground rents. He grows rich boca usa
he can't help it
The Hamaa Heart.
The heart of a man is a book no.
it Is an encyclopedia of everything that
has ever come within the range :of its
personal experience. It preserves an
eternal record of all the stories in
which it has played a part. It Is
strange what sad things may be bid
den in its depth without giving any
token of their existence. The heart
may be gay and may send the smile
mantling to the face, but all the while
you see only the topmost stratum. If
the graves beneath were to give up
their dead the smiles would seem
strangely out of placts. It Is Just Ilk
this great earth of ours that renews It
self year after year and has not oj its
surface any token to tell what Is the
simple truth that it lias given graves
to 200 generatious of human beings.
Early Methoda of Cartas Sklna.
The original process of curing skins
was probably the simple one of clean
ing and drying them. Removal of the
hair by maceration in water seems to
have been common among the very
early tribes, and one writer has sug
gested that the idea was obtained
from the natural process of depllation.
They must certainly have been famil
iar with it in the case of drowned ani
mals, where maceration can be plain
ly observed. Following this smoke.
sour milk, oil and the brains of the
animals themselves were found effica
cious. Many of these primitive meth
ods are employed in remote places at
the present time.
How They Met.
Accidentally they encountered each
ther for the first time at a railway turn
Let me pass!" haughtily exclaimed
one of the two.
No !" said the othir, with equal haugh
tiness. "I am first, if you please!"
"O, you are. are you?
"I am!"
"Indeed? Who are you?"
"I am the Gibson girl!"
"Then you shall go first on account of
your age. 1 am tas Harrison t tsner
With a moc-king smile the Harrison
Fisher girl stepped aside and let the Gib-
son c.rl pass. Chicago Tribune.
Novel Kara Breaker.
A Colorado man has invented as
egF-brcaker which reduces to a sclent
the- breaking of an egg and make)
what was sometimes a pain
ful operation an interesting
bit of work. This device
consists of an apparatus
much like a pair of pincers,
with long wire handles and
semi-circular Jaws, each
equipped with tiny teeth at
the end. Above and below
the Jaws are conical springs,
forming a receptacle the shape of an
egg. The egg is placed in these
springs and by gripping the handles of
the device the Jaws press upon It, cut
ting through the shell as neatly ad a
man might cut a piece of fruit with
a knife. The egg is thus opened not
only without soiling the cloth, but
without burning the hands, which was
the inevitable experience in the old
Dainty Potatoes.
Boll potatoes until thoroughly cook
ed, mash and stir in egg and one cup
of milk, a teaspoon ful of salt and a
pinch of pepper. Roll potatoes into
balls the size of a tennis ball. Make
a cup out of a lettuce leaf twisted and
put in one ball. Arrange leaves and
balls in a flat dish with slices of hard
boiled eggs around edge and a sprig
of parsley. Serve with roast beef.
Erea and Oyatera.
Beat up three eggs, add one table
spoonful of cream and a seasoning of
salt and pepper. Melt one tablespoon
ful of butter in a saucepan. When it
Is hot pour in the egg mixture and stir
over a slow fire. When it is Just be
ginning to thicken add twelve oyster
and continue cooking the mixture till
It is a soft, cretmy mass. Serve a
quickly as possible on toast.
Sponce Candy.
Put together in a saucepan two cop
of granulated sugar, one cup of New
Orleans molasses, a half cup of water,
a tablespoonful of vinegar and a small
bit of butter. Boll until a little dropped
into cold water la brittle, then taken
from the fire, stir in a spoonful of
baking soda and, while foaming, turn
into greased dishes to cool. Do not
Pampkln Bread.
Stew a good-sized pumpkin as for
pies, mash fine and make stiff with
flour. Add a teaspoonful of salt Mis
well and turn into a greased bread
pan, and bake in a slow oven for three
hours or more. This may be eaten hoc
or cold, but is best when cold; It is
cut into thick slices and tried, then
served with Jelly or a sweet sauce.
Stewed Beets.
Coos: six medium-sized beets. When
oft peel and chop in dice. Take water
and vinegar, salt and pepper to taste,
jne dessertspoonful of sugar, butter the
size of a walnut. Cook all together
fifteen minutes, then thicken with flour
to the consistency of cream. Serve in
aide dish as a vegetable.
To Preñare Veatetahlea.
Place all loug vegetables, such aa
asparagus, carota, parsnips and salsify.
In cold water to make them crisp, then
put on board, and scrape from yoq. A
great quantity of vegetables can be
prepared in a short space of time, be
sides leaving the hands absolutely
How to Vae Sagre.
When preparing dressing for poultrj
sage is generally used, and the stems
and leaves are found so disagreeable
in the dressing. A good way of preA
venting this is to steep a tablespoon of
sage In half cup of boiling water. This
n be strained right into the dressing
Candled Peelinara.
Cut into strips after removing the
white membrane. Soak in cold water
for two hours, then wipe dry. Boil two
cups sugar with one of water until
the syrup threads. Dip the strips of
peel In this and lay on oiled paper ia
the sun or warming oven to dry.
To Keep Ears from Beratln-.
Eggs when boiling frequently burs
This is caused by their being too full
of air, and may be prevented by prick
ing one end with a needle before put
ting them into the water. This makes
in outlet for the air.
Short Snaraeetlone.
Keep tacks in bottles. It save,,
opening many boxes to find a particu
lar kind.
For the roast of cold lamb course
aerve an egg sprinkled with minced
mint leaves.
Covering the pan when fish ia fry
ing ia opt to make the fish soft. A
ani id. firm meat, that is at the same
time flaky, is what the good cook

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