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v DRESS HINTS. Ermine that J pllshtly soiled may he cleaned with naphtha. If absorbent cotton is applied at once when milk Is Fpllhil on u woolen tlress r ioU, till traces of tbo stain will Is removed. To eh -an Jet remove nil dust with a oft brusdi, touch with a Mt of cotton moistened with oil of good quality and polish gently with soft chamois. White silk or alpaca dresses when lightly soiled and crushed should ho tolled up tight in a very damp towel for an hour or ho and then ironed on tho wrong side. A good jet for loots may be madv by dissolving three sticks of Wat Mack scullng wax In one-half pint spirits of vlno. Keep in a glass bottle. Shtilie well and apply with soft tponge. Few colors are so advantageously worn us yellow wilder artificial light- yellow in all lis shades, from palest ream. ecru, dafi'odll, canary and nialza to buttercup, nasturtium and other Soldcn yellows. When stitching thin silk or Indeed mny goods ilimsy enough to draw In the machine, lay paper over it nlsu and stitch through. The paper will tear way easily along the line of perfora tions made5 by the in die. Worirtii'a C-e.itc.nt Want. Ellen Wyckaff ta3jth.1t "the greatest want of woiwii Is courage to live their own lives naturally and independent ly." Such living Is not Intended to sei arate a woman from her kind nor di vest her of womanly sympathies, but only to free her from a senile dread of "what people will say" and a pro pensity to follow blindly, like sheep. In the way that others go. No woman should seek to attract at tention by doing strange and unlady like things, but every woman should bo thoughtful enough to decide for herself what is best for her. There are no earthly reasons why one mind sliould dominate a neighborhood. My mxW of living may be entirely different from my neighbor's and yet both of us be right. She may find pleasure in an endless multiplication of stitches, while I, content with as few us may be, wander every day In the woods with the children and learn with them the old new lessons that every season 'brings. She may load her table with a variety of viands, while I provide only simplest rare.-Philadelphia Tel egraph. Spanish I ! cit of Mount J. A Spaniard who la now on a tour of this country says that many Amerkm customs strike him as Ulng most pe culiar. 'Tor Instance," he says, "I have seen advertisements in your pa pers of what you call dermatologists, who remove' huiktAuous hair from wo men's faces. Tllr places, I learn, are called teauty parlors,' and I find tlmt In your country the women are much annoyed when hair grows on the up per Hp. They go to the 'beauty tr.ir lor and submit to a painful operation In having this hair removed. Now, in Spain It Is Just the other way. Our women consider it a mark of tennty to have a growth of soft, downy, dark hair tduidlng the mouth. A wonran who would have this taken off would be considered crazy. Hut, then, I sup pose every nation has Its own Ideas of IVauty." Intrlira Smikea For u MvInK, Miss (irav Somers Is a young wom an of California who spends her days chasing I he deceptive snake. Miss Somers Marts out every morning to a range of mountains where snakes abound, and many and exciting are the adventures she can plate. She Is accompanied by a dug, Muster, who fdmrcs with her the dangerous spoit. Miss Somers cures and prepares the Miins and soils them to be made' up Into purses and bells. It may be add td that Mis. i S amis r;is a t v iewrlter girl, l.iut dlsMko-l (he drudgery of ollleo work and abandoned it for the rattle snake cha.se. Woman's Home Cm panlon. . v- , Airlnu tli Ped. flow long shall we air our bed? .rust ns long as possible. A good way to sir the clothes Is to pi. ice two chairs at the foot of the bed, two or three feet away, then draw the clothes from the bed over them smoothly, leaving the mattresses bare. In this way the mat tress gets aired and the clothes have a better chance than when thrown over chairs. The pillows are tieatcn up and placed In the air, but not In the sun. Da that makes them smell oily. 1)1 r'iiulatl Clean. "Our rich children ate disreputably 'dean," declared I'erclval Chubb be fore thi Society For the Study of Life In New York the other day. "They ore little patterns of ajuvmic primness. They exist merely for their clothes. A good roll In the mud Is Just what they need. Making mud pies -that blessed Institution of happy, normal childhood would be their salvation. As they are, they are starched and stiffened up with abominable primness." ' ' floor Toll!, A polish that is recommended for hard or stained wood Moors Is made by Cutting eight ounces of yellow bees tvrx Into small pieces and ridding to It two quarts of spirits of turpentine and one quart of Venetian turpentine. When the beeswax Is dlssohed, the nlv:.-c may be boiled for use. It .;,ou.d e applied with n piece of soft llannel. A II In I. Bhoea that are tight about the tees can be mede to fit very nicely by lac Ins them ns tight as possible on tin foot and by pressing n rag or cloth that has been dipped In boiling water for a few seconds ncrosa the tofs fer a few times. Repeat the process for n couple of days after they are put tho feet and laced. N ARTISTIC SEAT. The Trolly Wuy In Which n Flat Window Muy IU- Trruled. How to furnish a window artistically and to the best advantage Is at times a very perplexing problem In many households, and the result, after nu merous arrangements ami rearrange ments. Is often decidedly unsatisfac tory. Our sketch shows a very pretty and quaint Idea for treating a flat window. A lw, wide scat, simlLir In shape to a school bench, with tin short legj un- A WINDOW m:at. derneath, is used. To this at each end an. upright Is firmly llxed. and two shaped sides are fastened to each, giv ing the ends the appearance of the old fashioned high backed chairs. A Hat cushion, which will lie along the seat and fit under the arms at each end, should be made, and a valance fasten ed along the side to hide the legs of the seat. Within the space at the top of each end formed by the uprights and the two arms light shelves may be fixed. Cover the whole of the wood work with cretonne or tapestry, or, If preferred, it may le. enameled or stained.--Chicago News. t ulntr -oIutIn. In using gelatin Its albuminous na ture must be reckoned with In cooking; otherwise then' may bo disastrous and unaccountable failure, as an effect of too long boiling. If an egg is boiled too long, It gets harder and l:'ri r. and this Is an upt Illustration of what gelatin will do, which, In sub.". .v, i akin to eggs. Too long boiling will make it curdle, anil by coagulating It loses Its power to stiffen, as all Its substance has gone toward forming the little curdling lumps that will be found floating In the never settling liq uid Instead of having spread In bland union throughtmt the Juice or liquid Into which it was dissolved. Though boiling Is bad for gelntln. the liquid Into which It Is put should always be hot, ami the custard, bavarols or julcv that has to be HolMilled with gelatin should always be quite eookel and ready lefore the stiffening agent Is jnit In. Many failures In stiffening owe their origin to the gelatin Imvlng bt-en ttoiled with the other Ingredients until Its gelid powers have left It. lint Trim in 1 11 ir Tea. An original form of entertainment Is n "hat trimming tea," and tin? Innovation Is a Canadian Idea. Any number of ladies may be Invited. They must all N? provided with a doll's hat and a pa lcr Iwig containing scraps of muslin, chiffon, sill;, ribbon and (lowers. Tle prize Is offered for the prettiest hat trimmed In the time allowed. An hour will not be found too long. When the time agreed upon' has elapsed, all the hats, finished or unfinished, must be given up and a number pinned to each. They are all placed on a table,) ami every one can e xamine them ami write 0:1 a piece of paper the number of the o;e slu thinks has been trimmed the best. The competitors (hen adjourn to an other room for tea. and wleie they are absent the votes lire counted and the hats arranged In order of mtrit. The guests may Ik' allowed to Keep the hats or they may be sen( to some ha .a nr. where they are sure t find a ready sale. V-!v-ty Skin. It Is said, you know, that Persian ladies have complexions whose bloom and velvety softness are sumply won derful. They use no cream or oint ment for their faces, however, but In stead apply to their skin half an boar before their daily bath a coating of white of egg. When this his com pletely died. It Is sponged off with tepid water, to which has In-en added a little tincture of benzoin to make It milky, and then the skin is finally Fpouged over with cold milk. The white of egg Is said to cleanse the skin and remoe all Impurities from the complexion, halving It smooth and soft as a child's. The benzoin makes the skin firm and smooth and the milk softens Its bloom. A Mltlurr For IVrf iiml n C'lotho. A delightful mixture for perfuming clothes that are packed away and Which Is said to keep out moths also Is made as follows: Pound to a powder one ounce of cloves, carawny seeds, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon and tonquln beans rciqtectlvely and as much orris toot as Will equal the Weight of the foregoing Ingredients put together. Lit tle bags of nni-iin should Is? fillet! with this mixture and placed armm the garments. A While Kltrtion. Why not a kitchen in dainty white? White oilcloth can bo applied to the wall the same ns paper and la bo easily cleaned. To have nil shelves enameled In white or the white oilcloth tacked on firmly and smoothly makes the kifchen V. . perfection of daintiness and easy to ke ; po. The BIG SOAP BUBBLES ...AH GRIM BLEW i'xi'lfriytit, t.r,v. TTTTTrTTTVTVVVY?7TTT7Y?V7TTT7TTTTVTTTTTffTTTTTVTTTT IS t fr. : : ,...w.v y r., it .-- 1 Ah Grim, the boy giant, felt blue, Said Jackie, "I know what;we'il do; Soap bubbles we'll blow, They'll please you I kjpow, All coiora bright green, rtd and blue." Some pipes and some soarjoUds they got And carried them out to "lot," Then each his pipe totk, In the bowls some suds shook, And blew till the bubbles upshot. 1 mtvf ' 1 iie..v.' mMwm O 'f r. .. i-i 1 li lt i r mti im: Of f Ah Grim's were a terrible size. The townsfolk they filled with surprise. "A fleet of balloons," "A cluster cf moon'.." Said they, "o'er the housetops arise!" 1 Out came the militia hind crecn And shot at the butbles; 'twas mean. With sharp thunder j,ourd They dropped to the ground While the suds fell and washed the town clean. Ail i:Tlin-iit Willi Sooiirliiu Ituah. If we take a small ia 1 of nitric acid and Immerse any rdinary leaf there in, we shall quickly see It dissolve, lit erally eaten up by the ncid. Hut what docs the scouring rush do under such circumstances? , Inilnedlately upon Its Introduction to j the acid the s'ouiing process begins. The grit n pulp of the stem Is gradually consumed, the in be, however, still re taining Its shape, becoming pah-r and paler In color until after a few hours our spo linen Is transformed Into a pure whitr, alabasterlike column, which defies any further nttaek upon the acid. I'pon taking It from the ial and washing It carefully In running water, we bold in our hands a beautiful tube of pure, glassy flint or silex, an objeet of great microscopic beauty of con ttructiou. Our seoiuing rush Is l. longer a vegetable, but a mineral, and In obsrlng Its skeleton of stone we eaily understand the secret of Its util ity as n seourlng rush. William II. Ulbsoii In Sharp I'.vcs. A lii!f l.olnit Splil'-r. Mr. W. J. I. Leaitt. writing of his experiences in placing tin- urat organ formerly In Musi? hall. lio-ion, teds a pretty story of his ino-t regular listen er, a spider which had taken up Its abode in the organ case over the per fonner'H head. It remained there for about a j ear. Mr. I.eaxltt says: It was a musical little fellow, and when I began to play It would spin down almost to a level with my left shouhb r and gently sw ing to and I'ro and listen. When I had finished a piece. It would draw Itself up to Its next, and when I bean another down It would come again and resume Its position as an Interested listener. A Mandlv liiilrrtlnnil It. "Mamma, does Mrs. Jtrowti want to sell her baby?" asked Maudle. "I don't think m, my dear. WbyT "I was at Nancy P.rown's house this affmioon, and her mother was singing 'fitly,, oh. my babyT all the time." Har per's llazar. Little Tout' (,riiilea. I.lttle Tom's L'randfathcr was a can dldnte for governor and was unfortu nately defeated. The day after election Tom. who Is nlwa.vs full of the news of the day, came beaming into the kin h rgarten. Haying; "i Jood morning, Miss firown. My grandpa whs elected all to pleccn." II xcha nge. The Worhl A Rnrdrn. Th worM la 11 t:nr(U n, , Chtllrikn the rowers; Bmll'fi urn th" lln!lln, . Tenrn nrv the phoisars. Frowna are I he wwli That should never find room In a writ trn1ed .garden CovT(d with bloom. I ALBERT m-d the SANDGLASS A regular April shower was falling. The crystal drop splashed on the win dow and ran down like tears In little btrcams. AlUrt's lio;e was irebsed and tlatteii el ugalnst tlie glass as be said to ln& mother: "Oh, I don't want to stay at home! I don't, don't want to! I want to go down to Mr. Ilobson's!" "Oh, no, Albert," his mother replied. 'Just get your bo of playthings and have a good time. It will clear off after awhile. Then perhaps you can go." Still Albert stood in the cba!r cap vl;, Io.;:g down the street .icr: s the e ..; moti low am Uie w .;U' p.: 1 y n.!.i e tied by tlii- hill, whi re in win;er .i.i .a village children went coasting. Tor Mr. llobson. the kindly pastor of the little country church, had a warm place In his heart for children, and they loved to go to his home, where they had such good times. Albert Jumpid down from the cha!; looking cross ai d unbapj .v. '"I don't want to do ntiUl:!ng but g to Mr. Ilobsoll's," he cried out. I'ncle Hob sat reading his paper by the open grate, where Just a little blazi nickered. Albert thought that I'ncle fiob knew most everything, and he went over to him. hoping that he would suggest something agreeable. Unci' Hob looked up Just then and said: "It seems to me I hear a little boy say 'I don't want to' very often. It's generally better to do what mother wants you to do." Then he Jumped up and dared Albert to play a game of marbles with him. and directly they were down on the carpet snapping and shooting tin bright glass balls back and forth. Just as Uncle P.ob said, "There, that's the third game I've lest!" the sun pe p ed In and made a great bright yellow spot on the carpet, so bright that Al bert started up, clapping Ids hands. "Can 1 go now, ma 7 Can I go now 7" he called out. "Yes," answered hid mother, "If you will put on your rubbers." Albert was out In the entry In a mo luent and tugging to get his rubbers on, and his short legs were soon taking him down across the 0 ninioti. Trcs ently be stood on the piazza, ringing the boll, at the parsonage. Miss Mary, the minister's daughter, came to the door. Albert spoke up promptly, "I've come a-vlslting." "Walk right in." said Miss Mary. He followed her through the entry Into the sitting room. She thought she knew what Alln-rt wanted, so she pulled out a little table from the w all" and drew a chair up to It. She put a big dictionary Into the chair and lifted Albert up on to the dictionary. Then she set liefore him two little ghssos. One was a three minute glass-two little crystal bulbs of glass Joined by a small connecting stem. One of these bulbs had very pretty red sand In It. The bulbs were mounted In a round wooden frame. When the bulb that had the nand In St was turned so that It was at the top. the sand began to run slowly Into the lower bulb, and It took Just three min utes for It to run from one bulb to the other. Albert, was never tired of seeing the sand run buck and forth. And he want I'd a t li : e minute glass of his ewr. so much! '1 lie 1 th. r lar-s was a inniM plying glass. It looked like a'smal! spyulass. Miss Mary took the multiplying ;;la-s In her hand,' fi-issii".: it to Albert, aval said. "No-. .Ml i i t. if .mm; ! ): throilih t!..- ;:l tin thi'oe minnte , s you'll see wh.t oii did tin- last l i e J OU W 1 re here." Albert t"o!. the multiply In;: gl:tws ; looke 1. "I uh cr!" s;1, Jic. " Ml, see 'et ' See 'em! One, two, four, twelve, ei:.-'.t ' Oh, Miss Mary, there's lots of 'em!" "Should yon like one of them 7" sho asked. "Yes. ma'am. May I have one?" "Yes," she said; "'If you don't take ours, you may have one of those oth ers." Then, holding the multlplylivr irla close to his eye, he put one hand out. with the lingers spread out as far as he could make them reach. Carefully he groped and grasped. Now his hand was on it. Now he had It. rutting down the multiplying glass, be looked for the other glass that he thought he had caught, and It was gone. He tried It over and over again, anil every time Just an be thought he had It the glass that he thought he had caught seemed to slip away. "Where do they go to?" he said to Miss Mary. "Sure enough!" she replied. How patiently he tried! Finally he had to go home. Hut when he ej't down from the dictionary he began looking underneath the table. "What are you looking for?" qn s tinned Miss Mary. He didn't answer for a moment, but went down on his hands and knees, pulling up the edges of the rugs and still looking. "Why," answered Albert, "they must have got nway somehow. And I know they're somewhere, hut I can't find an other one (mt yours." "Never mind," she said. "You tan come again and try to find them." -Yes; I will," cried Albert. Then tye went home. fiut he had to tell Uncle fiob nil alKmt It. And he said: "How strange! I believe I'll go In and get MIfcs Mary to let mo see them some day." And, Uncle fiob was as good as his word. ( ITe went In to see the glasses cue daj. After that he had business la the city and was gone for a wn-k. When he came back, he Bald tJ Al bert: "I know a little boy somewhere who often says 'I don't want to.' lie says It to his mother and to his father po often that I think It sounds very bad. Now, I don't believe in hiring folks to be good, fiut I do sometimes give rewards of merit. If that little toy leaves o:T saying 'I don't want' to and If I don't hear him say it fur se-.en days and If r obly else hen::- him In that time, I shall go down to ti e min ister's with you and see if I can't he'p you catch one of tlio.se little sand glasses." 1 "Oh. would you, I'tiele lioTi?" "Yes. I will, now, honest," said Uncle fiob, "if that little loy leaves off what I said." "Why, that little boy is i.tf!" shouted Albert. "You?" replied Uncle fiob. looking avt -N t'-:-t little boy yon? Well. Will. I d.i d-eim-e! '1 Ik :i you can li v it. i ;w von I ! 1 toi'.ay':" "Yes, sir," uiiswcred Albert. It was three w eks before Albert sue ceeded In doing what Uncle fiob pro posed. The tlrst time he trted It was two days before he said "I don't want to." Then he had to begin again. At last he succeeded for seven days. Then Uncle fiob went with him to see If they could catch an extra glass. When Albert was seated at the table. Uncle li b sat close to him on one side. "Now," said he to Albert, "shut your eyes tight. Are they real tight shut?" "Yes. sir," answered Albert. "Then," continued Uncle fiob, "I don't really think It makes nry differ ence, but Just for the sake of form you had better say what I tell ju: 'Come, come, fairy, ome. Send the glass, and I'll be dumb" And Alb rt repeated It. Then Uuc!e fiob said: 'Terhaps you won't get It the tlrst time. If you don't. if - V'."V' , safer ! iJsrr ml w he M. vi.ii iii;u or kkuino 'ini; sanij nt n hack am l oiri n. shut your eyes and say: 'Uncle fiob and I are 'here. Send the glass, my fairy, dear.' Shut your eyes and put the multiplying ylass up to one of them .and put oat your hand, and I'll see w hat I can help you to tind." Albert did as Uncle fi.di h..d said, and as he put out his hand he felt Un cle I '.eli's h i:.d there, too, and Uncle fiob w hbpe:-, d ve ry loudly: 'There, I'm helping you. Have ,u u got It?" And b' lookid, and, sure enough, there he had It a glass Just like the other. "Uncle fiob. you are Just the smart est man!" cried Albert. "Let's go home and show t!ds to mamma. Oh, I'll try so hard not to say 'I don't want to!'" And. holding the sandglass out be fore him, Albert started for home, dancing and pranelnc around Uncle fiob all the way.-Arthur Ward. Inrl Trick. Here Is a party game or trick which, while It docs not rank as one especially Intellectual, nevertheless offers a nice diversion for the time: l'irst begin the conversation with some special person present In a casual manner and then have It lead on to their strength of mind or power of re sistance. When ,ou have them most deeply interested, make the remark that you can compel them tonovo from their seat without touching them. Naturally they will contradict this boast. Then slip off about two feet and look them steadily In the eye, nev er allowing your eye to leave theirs for n second. In a few moments they will become so tired of sitting still and so uneasy under your steady gaze as to get up of their own accordand change scats or move farther down the settee. When they do this, of rouno you have become successful In your party trick. I Don't Wnnt to' I.nnd. A little girl was out of aorta, Anfl so one day rho planned To leave tn.irnma und go Into The "I don't want to" land. She thought 'twould ,r o run there To live with nnuKht to do; Fho would not hiivn to min i at all, You ate, the whole day through. And so she went, nnd for awhtla 'Twaji tirlsrht nnd hnpt-y thfre, fiut by and by the llghta went out, And chill was In the air, And horrid noises smote htr ears. And It 1 gun to rain. 6he nd from "1 don't want to" land And cam back home again. ... .... . Joe Cone.