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HI CQUNTY HO U. A. UK( Publisher KAST JORDAN. MICHIGAN The new battleship Kentucky is laid to be swift. The Blue Grass state al ways did produce racers. Quiet weddings are now said to be the proper caper. Designed to harmo with the divorces, probably. The Atlanta Journal says that Lon- ' proper," is but a small town. But then, so much of it Is "improper." A San Francisco man is now -cuing his wife for divorce because she will not talk. There's no accounting for tastes. To the residents of Port Arthur the case of the Trenton (N. J.) man who B4 ret sh t ps does not seem at all re markable. The difference between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving is that one has its night before, the other Its morning after. In not liking the way American yachts are sailed, the Kaiser is assur- d of the hearty sympathy of Sir Thomas Upton. In Boston the pianoforte is now used to assist, in the cure of nervous dis s. Eccentricity always was Bos ton's forte anyhow. This is the time when the cam paign song-writer makes the inventor of names for new breakfast foods look like a wilted seedling. Those current attempts "to reform the Fourth of July" unfortunately ig nore the necessity of first reforming the average small boy. Brooklyn judge recently declared it id be his CAQdtd opinion that Adam deceived Eve. Probably had to to get his share of the fruit. The late Mr. Herbert Spencer's lady housekeeper desires to meet with a Similar position. Highest references. Address the London Tim. One of those up-to-date New York financiers has a safe with a tin back. Needless to say that his depositors never get their money "back." A Chicago woman believes that men should pay their wives regular sala ries. Some of the wives may be de pended on to get theirs anyhow. It was a man who declared man the proper study of mankind. Whether it is proper or not. man always has de voted most of his studying to himself. A Milwaukee man tried to fly the other day. but owing to the fact that his starting place was only five feet high he is still able to be up and around. A Tennessee court has decided that a woman cannot be compelled to tell her own age, When under oath, the average woman is apt to be under age, as well. The June bride didn't realize how she will hate next December, when the thermometer is marking 10 degrees below zero, to get up and build the kitchen fire. We'll bet some mean man meant to put woman's temper to a severe test when he started discussion of the Question, "Why have women more tem per than men?" The Academy of Medicine at Paris has decided that excessive meat eating causes appendicitis. It does more. It causes emaciation of the pocketbook and bankruptcy. A Pennsylvania man who inherited $11,000 has received no less than 300 offers of marriage. Money must be uncommonly scarce or women uncom monly plenty up there. The theme chosen for her com mencement essay by one of Chicago's sweet girl graduates was I lie "Psycho logy of the Pig." The subject has the trif stock yards flavor. According to the Department of Ag riculture, peanuts contain "about four ounces of protein and 2,707 calorics of energy." We know now why these cir cus men are all so "strong." An imminent agricultural authority informs us that "hogs are said to cut their throats when they swim." The trouble with the sort of hogs we have around here is that they can't be in duced to swim enough. Judge Brewer recently declared that In forty years experience on the bench he had never heard but one law yer tell a lie in court. This is the first time that we knew that the judge was as deaf as all that. The brilliant Washington Post quotes a current magazine as putting this soul-searching question: "la America Developing an Aristocracy?" If ve are. It is certainly one of the worst cases of "arrested development" on record. Two Philadelphia society men fought twenty rounds with hard gloves and one finally knocked the other out. Philadelphia as a whole may be slow and sleepy, but there are parts of Philadelphia which are as alert and modern as the Bowery. Lingerie Hat. The lingerie hats of exquisite ba tiste or mull or fine Swiss embroider ies and Valenciennes lace are lovelier than ever this season, and innumer able changes are rung upon combina tions of lace and flowers. Nets plain or dotted with large chenille wafers are shirred and plaited into airy, broadrlmmed shapes and trimmed with flowers and soft silk scarfs. Shaded straws and straws of count less new weaves are shown. Linen hats inset with lace and picturesque in shape are among the new offerings as well as more severe linen models for outing and mourning wear. Garden bunches and flower wreaths divide the honors and there are many flowers and bud fringes which are used profusely. Cockades, choux, ro settes, mercury wings, cupid wings and quills are called into service for the sailor hats. r Kitchen Making starch with soapy water is the best way to produce a gloss and prevent the iron from sticking. The best way to mash potatoes is to rub them through a wire sieve; you can then be sure there are no lumps left. Never put table linen into soap suds until the stains have been re moved by pouring boiling water through the linen. When making a pudding don't for get to make a plait in the cloth at the top of your basin, so as to allow the pudding room to swell. When boiling green vegetables, add a piece of sugar to the water; it is quite harmless, and preserves the Color as well as soda would. Before lltlng a lamp wick soak It in strong Vinegar, then dry it thor oughly, and it will burn brightly and without any unpleasant smoke or smell. Ink spilled on the carpet may be taken tip Without leaving a stain if dry salt be applied immediately. As the salt becomes discolored brush it off and apply more. Wet slightly. Continue till the ink has disappeared. Tucked Sailor Blouee. The sailor blouse is ever In demand. It may vary in detail, but essentially is always the comfortable favorite that is so indispensable. This one is novel, inasmuch as it includes fronts box plaited and tucked for their entire length and aleevei that are tucked above the elbows while they form full puffs belOW i al ! made of pale blue linen with collar of white and shield and trimming of embroidery, but is quite as well suited to a long list of fabrics. For yachting and simi lar sports it is admirable made of light weight icrge or mohair while all the many linen and cotton fabrics are much to be desired for the cotton gowns. The waist is made with fronts and back attd ll finished a. the neck with a big sailor collar. The back is plain, but the fronts are laid in a box plait at each edge with three tucks at each iilde and beneath the box plaits the closing is made. The sleeves are in one piece each, tucked at their up per portion and gathered into straight cuffs. The shield and stock collar are eeparate and arranged un- far the waist, being buttoned into place beneath the sailor collar. The quantity of material require?! for the medium size is yards 21 hachee wide, U yards 27 inches wide jr 214 yards 44 inches wide, with yards of all over embroidery and 2 yards of applique to make as illus : rated. Strawberry Baskets. Cream V cup butter, add gradual! ? V4 erp sugar. 1 egg slightly beaten. ounces flour and Vi teaspoonful .anilla. Bake, shape and fill with whipped 'ream, sweetened, and flavored, and jvith strawberries. Serve at once. Whtfl the ingredients are mixed, oil out very thin and cut with a ound cutter nbout four Inches in llameter. As soon as taken from the ven and while yet warm, roll two , sides up so as to form a sort of boat, imp Tucked Sailor Blouee an Indispens able Adjunct to the Wardrobe Smart Box Eton Adapted for Girl ish Figures Some Approved Re cipes. and set them close together in a dish, to hold them in that shape until they are cool and hardened, then prepare the filling by cutting the strawberries, sweeten with powdered sugar and mix with thick whipped cream. Fill the baskets, and place a whole straw berry on either end. Do not All the baskets until time to serve, as the cream softens the pastry, if allowed to stand, and the baskets lose their shape. The Millinery of Summer. The large and the small hat are in equal favor this season. For semi dress occasions the small or medium sized turban or sailor is perhaps In better taste, but the vogue of the wide drooj)ing shoulders in costumes and wraps will undoubtedly make the picture hat more popular than ever. The blending of delicate pink and blue is a feature of many hats, and in the association not only of small flowers but of ribbons as well is this discernible. Green also is a favored color, and for the hat to complete a green toilette or to be worn with a black or dark blue or a natural-colored pongee or Shantung gown, it is a most attractive shade. Qreeu trim mings plumes, aigrettes, breasts and ribbon velvet provide this smart touch when the hat is black, blue, ecru or white, brown and green is another popular combination. No form of headgear is more charm ing than the dainty lingerie hat made In simple "baby" shape out of the finest lace or embroidery, with a large bow of ribbon as its only trim ming. These hats have a girlish ef fect, and to DC successful they should be worn only by the youthful and with dainty frocks. From The De lineator for July. Told in Her Boudoir7 Fancy stocks are much simpler than last year. Turnovers of finest linen are de cidedly dainty. BOM of any sort are not very much in evidence. A new heavy pongee has an almost shaggy surface. A favorite braid for voile gowns is the bright-surfaced hercules. Wreathl Of daintiest small flowers done in velvet, especially delicately pale blue fOTgi t-me nots. trim hats The latest development of the sleeve frill is the employment of fine lace dyed to match the shade of the gown. Chiffon is also largely used for sleeve frills. The fashionable decolh tage line is somewhat higher this season, for. al though the corsage is ctit lower, it ll finished with a dainty lacker of mous seline do soie. chiffon or net. Pelerine collars slightly draped in front and finishing to a point, leav ing the throat free, will be much worn this summer. Another effective collar yoke is a yoke and bertha in one. fitting Closely on the shoulders and then falling with a full flare. Separate Yoke and Collar. The new plan of the yoke and col lar being separate from the rest of the gown is an excellent one, as it permits of their being easily lnun- A HANDSOME BLOUSE. Handsome blouses are ever In de mand both for the odd waist and the j gown. Here is one that suits both purposes and allows many variations, but is shown In pale green mcssalim. , satin, with the yoke of tucked chiffon, vest and trimming of Chineje em- i broidery, on white edged with silk I Irt U ifthmr' dered without the entire waist hav ing to be ripped apart, as is generally the case. In the simpler styles ol gown this is most desirable, but it is also carried out in the more elab orate ones, and for the same reason that the laundering of any lace or embroidery is a difficult task unless the entire waist is cleaned at the sfime time. In many such respects fashion becomes more and more practical as time goes on; one rea son, however, being that absolute cleanliness and perfection of detail are required in any garment that is t' be considered at all smart. Smartest Facing for Hate. By all odds the smartest facing fot hats tc be worn with tailored dresses Is that built from narrow lingerie frills. A facing of net is cut to fit the hat, then covered with innumerable ruffles of narrow lace, either gathered or accordion-pleated. Valenciennes lace lends itself best to this sort oJ fat ing, and if a vest, collar and hall sleeves of lace edged flouncing are worn with the linen suit, the har monious effect with the hat is very good. Misses' Box Eton. Box Etons are essentially smart and suit girlish figures to perfection. Thi? one is adapted alike to the suit and the general wrap and to a variety oi materials but, as shown, is made ol natural colored pongee banded with stitched silk and matches the skirt The wide sleeves are graceful in the extreme and allow of wearing ovei back and is fitted by means of shoul der and under-arm seams. The wide sleeves are cut in one piece each anti are laid In box plaits that are extend ed to corer the shoulder seams. a taped band finishes the neck am the full ones of the season's waists without danger of rumpling, while the tended box plaits give the drooping line so essential to present styles. The Eton Is made with fronts anc' front edges and both the lower edge and those of the sleeves are faced tf correspond. The quantity of material require for the medium size is 2 yards 21 inches wide, 2V yards 27 inches wide Or 1 1 1 yards 44 Inches wide, with 1 yard Of silk to trim as illustrated. card, the deep fall below the vest and those In the sleeves being of cream Liefn lace To make the blouse for i woman of medium size will be re quired 4'4 yards of material 21. 4 yards 27 or 24 yards 44 inches wide with yards of tucking for yoke. 6 yards of all-over lace for cuffs and 3 yards of lace for frills. BAFFLES ALL SKILL 'LAGUE IN INDIA THE BANE OF MEDICAL MEN. Ml Efforts to Stamp Out Dread Dis ease Have Been Futile Native Cannot Understand Necessity for Remedial Measures. The years come and the years PO, but the plague in India hows no feigns of material abatement, :ays the Boston Transcript. The ireadful malady is becoming the ue pair of scientific investigators. They :annot stamp it out and they cannoi iccount for its freakish nianifesta-1 ions. The Pioneer Mail, published n Allabahad, says they "cannot say vhy 'It takes hold upon one district md passes by another,' why in one year and place on epidemic will begin I and subside months earlier than in mother; least of all can anyone ven tre to pr phesy when the counlry or' my part of it will be free of disease."! Nowhere, it is said, have preventive, measures met with less success than n the Punjab, though nowhere else1 has the government attacked the! pinblem with more energy and de termination. "It must be admitted that the people were not overwilling to accept the BOOd offices of the gov ernment, but that is a condition of things existing everywhere in India and it constitutes the chief element in the continual spread of the plague epidemics." Inoculation has played an fmportant part in the fight against this disease and with : suits that were very prom ising. Between May and Sentomber 1900, nearly a quarter of a million peo- j plo were inoculated. The percentage 1 Of attacks among all such was 1.32, as compared with t. among uninocu lated persons, and the mortality in cases of the latter were 52.15 per cent, as against 32.60 among the in oculated. Encouraged by these fig ures, in 1902-1903 the Punjab govern ment undertook to inoculate 0,000,000 of people, practically the whole popu lation of the thirteen districts most seriously affected by previous epi demics. This necessitated a daily apply of 70.000 doses of prophylactic Bold, which the Bombay research lab oratory agreed to furnish. But in stead of this number of doses daily it was thirty-one days in supplying a little over twice the amount, and then ii was announced that the fluid would be supplied by a different method from the one previously followed. On a certain day a number of per BOM were inoculated with the new preparation and all of them developed tetanus and died. That wrecked the whole scheme. Instead of the 1,000, OOP, only about 400,000 had been inocu lated, an i the results of the tainted serum had so impaired the confidence Of the natives that they could not be persuaded to submit to inoculation with the pure mixture, and the gov vrnment i:-, now at its wits' ends. The authorities have practically acknowl edged their helplessness by saying: "Tho measure on which most re liance has been and must be placed evacuation " That is. the people must desert their villages and remain away till the dis ease has died by lapse of time or been killed by disinfection. But that would in to b rather a means of carrying it elsewhere, because all germs of it could hardly be left behind. A curi ous fact Of its manifestation is that in the large towns, where the people UTS less amenable to preventive meas iit I, there is comparative immunity, though the plague has been many limes Introduced among them. Thll is one of the most, serious of Kn- land's present domestic problems, in cident to I er far-seeing battle line and earth-girdling possessions. She has here an 11 to deal with thai defies her. the more so that the afflicted na tives do not take kindly to the means employed for their relief. How a Mail Thief Was Discovered. 'Ye,, there are some pretty nice pickings in the mail service if tho clerks want to take chances." said me of the postal inspectors yesterday. "Take the case of just one fellow on Whom we landed recently. In one year we traced $175 of missing money to him, and there is no telling how mucib ho got away with that couldn't be accounted for. Of the $475, he swiped as high as $50 in cash from one letter, and as low as GO cents. And these were1 not registered letters, which shows the foolishness of send ing money through the mails without taking proper precautions. In one In stance a traveling man sent his wife $4 in a letter. It never reached her. and Iter kick brought $3 more. That was (Wiped, too, and the circumstance ol two thefts la one family, one tol lowing the other so closely, was largely Instrumental la casting sus picion on the culprit. Philadelphia iecord. Hard to Duplicate Her. Col. Allen S. Williams has his own troubles outside of editing, a nautical D eghstee and managing the Lillipu tians In Dreamland. A reporter camo to his midget belle With a proposition to make her famous. It was this: She was to imitate the lost child on the upper east side, who slid down the chimney for fun and reached paradise. it didn't appeal to Mr. William, but he hesitated to stand in the way of the miniature star. "It. didn't worry me long, though.' said he; "she was equal to a dozen rev porters. 'Risk my life for a thing like that!' replied the midget. "What do you take me tor? I have people de pendent upon me. Do you think they could get another edition of me for l '.'ont, like they can of your old news 1 pupi ?' 'New York Times. .JnT INVENTION. Machine That "Magnifies" Time. Although the stroboscope is not a new device, it has been applied re cently to some interesting investiga tions into the nature of certain rapid motions. Briefly, the device mechan ically reproduces at moderate speed successive views of an object moving so rapidly that it cannot be seen by the unaided vision. In a rapidly re- Jr vclvlng wheel, for instance, tho pokes are apparent as a mere blur, or else are quite invisible to the eye. By the stroboscope, a movement, which takes place in a hundredth port of a second may be seen drawn out to a quarter of a second, or even more; the time of its movement, is, as it were, magnified almost any number of times. Like many wonderful results, this is achieved simply enough. By means of electric sparks fired at rapidly re curring intervals, or a revolving disk with slits passed in front of a lan tern, the moving object is illuminated in a succession of flashre If the flashes are repeated preci-Jly as rap idly as the machine moves, they will show it always in one position, and it v will seem to be at rest. But, if they move less rapidly, the machine under observation will seem to move slowly, because at each revolution it will be seen at a slightly later stage. Thus the formation of a stitch in a Swing machine may be watched, or any other of the thousands of ma chine movements where it may be important to see what is completed at almost lightning sneed. This new use of the stroboscope is important because it permits the microscopic study of a machine work ing at its highest speed, and the noting of strains and vibrations at all points, the imperfections and the pos sibilities of improvement in its ar rangement of parts and their relation to one another. Automatic Coupling. There is probably no other occupa tion for men which shows such a large list of accidents and deaths in com parison with the number of employes as railroading and if there is one branch of this business which is more dangerous than another it is the coupling of cars in the yards at the terminals and freight sidings. Of Coarse, the introduction of the auto matic couplers hr.s reduced greatly the number of accidents from this source, but it is still necessary for an employe to station himself at each junction of the cars, to manipulate the coupler head by means of the lever on either car and in this there is chance of a mishap unless he is cautious. Perhaps the largest number ol couplings Is made between the switch ing engine and cars It is to draw and for this work there has just been in troduced an automatic arrangement which enables the engineer to connect or disconnect the engine and cars without leaving his cab. Within easy reach of his hand, as shown here Ju Operated from the Cab. there are levers which connect direct ly with the couplers at the front an rear Of the engine and as the engine approaches or recedes from a car t movement of the proper lever will set the coupler to engage or release the corresponding coupler on the car. The; inventor is Augustus C. Hon of Louisville, Ky. Kitchen Utensil Handle. There are innumerable diaadvaa . tages In having to handle pans of re X rfoui kinds which are provided with permanently attached handle?. Burnt fingi i s frequently result and wh :i cloths are used to lift the pans the acme of cleanliness is novalwaya per missible. Then. too. there are pans whic h ere not, In he nature of things, provided With handles, and the hon Wife is left to her own devices to find meanfl Of lifting these from the stove. A Pennsylvania man. inspired prob ably by the admonitions of his wife, has devised a detachable handle that will meet the rerun ements of the situation. It can be used in lifting any pan. can be attac hed in an instant and will hold the pan as securely as If it was soldered directly to the side of the utensil. It Is removable as easily as it is attached and one of these handles will serve for as many 3f the cooking utensils as the stove will hold. Utility of Sun Spots. Sir Merman LOCkyer, the British as tronomer, lias advanced a remarkable new theory concerning the utility of un spots. Sir Norman contends that the discovery and understanding of thCjSS phenomena will prove one of the moat beneficial additions to the world in general. He believes that such knowledge may enable astrono tin r- convert the sun Into an agent to enable the nations to cope with Iroughts and famines. The spots on the sun may render it possible to pre lict with practical certainty the coin nc of famine and the exact part of iho world where it will take place. In for a Long Rett. The maid Of the men of your ac quaintance who have married which io you think are the happiest? The bachelor The dead.