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CCCUPATI3NFG! RAINY DAY
Prearranged Sswiti Basket Is the
Idea of Ore Woman of Re
source. On nf ;,. satisfactions of the
rainy d-i v in autiinin is tlit opportu
nity it olT.'i's fir the accomplishment
of l.niR pi .Jints.-d tasks in comparative
iui"t. This is the day of all others
when wo rat her resent the visit which
,vfll,l,is" ' rail "an Interruption."
Kadi busy housewife anil home
seamstress lias her own way of pre
paring flir tills quiet family day, whose
hours lengthen t delightfully while
the raindrops patter on the porch
roof Just outside the sewing room win
dows. One resourceful woman has dis
closed her little secret, which is the
prearranged sewing basket. She lias
planned out and cut into every avail
able garment in the belief that their
accomplishment is practically assured
on the coming rainy day, if they have
had this advance beginning.
Sewing often is pushed aelde and
indellnitely delayed for very want of
a good beginning, and one of our
needlewomen tells us that her plan is
to use the rainy day itself for count
This has a systematic and business
like ring, and many a woman who
feels that quiet should reign undis
turbed for the momentous beginning
of the Ioiigdreamed of garment will
adopt this latter plan.
NOVEL USE FOR OLP CASTER
With Tiny Thumb Pots Filled with
Ferns It Makes an Impressive
Here's a new one for the woman
who entertains a mania for inventing
uses for useless objects. The old
silver caster which stands in the attic
Is not exactly useless, to bo sure, for
It has come back into voguo again.
Hi 1 1 by this time most of its appoint
ments are missing and few house
keepers care to use K for ita original
The inventive soul, who has found a
use for it, recommends cleaning It up
with a mixture of whiing and ammo
nia and tunil.shlug it with tiny thumb
pots filled with ferns. This, she in
sists, makes an imprrssive ornament.
Whether impreasiva or not, it la
very possible to belWve that the line
tracery of the ferns against the pol
ished silver would be attractive and
that it whould make a pretty center
piece fur the dinner table.
Rock Cod Porta Palaci.
Select a fresh three-pound rock cod.
liegin by carefully washing the llsh,
then wipe it perfectly dry. Kill the
fish with the following dressing: Take
one onion and a little parsley; chop
verj tine, rub In bread crumbs, add
a small piece of butter, pepper and
salt, one egg. hnlf a teaspnonful of
sago and half a teaspoonful of thyme
and about two tablespoonl'iils of milk,
enough to moisten and mix tho dress
ing. Add the Juice of a lemon if de
sired. After putting the dressing in,
pin the (Ish (steel pins, which can be
obtained from the butcher in purchas
ing roast beef are used in preference
to sewing), then Hour the lish on both
sides and put a sherry glass of olive
oil anil vinegar in a baking pan and
slice two good ""Sized tomatoes, one
onion, two small pieces of garlic and
a given pepper if desired. Shake salt,
pepper and paprika over the llsh. Place
the fish In the oven to baste as you
would roast chicken. Leave until thor
To Wash Chiffon.
Chiffon should be washed In soap
lather by carefully rolling and press
ing between the hands, then rinsed in
clean water and stiffened In gum wa
ter, one tablespoonful to a quarter of
a pint of water. Roll In a doth to
absorb seme of the moisture, but it
must not be too dry when it is Ironed
To iron chiffon it must bo placed on
the table wrong side up and ironed
along thsi selvedge, as ironing across
would displace the libers and destroy
the nppi arance of a delicate fabric.
When tl -j chiffon is being Ironed it
ought to be held up in front of thu
iron to remove crinkles that are pro
duced by washing and to make it
quite e'en and smooth.
Two tablespoonfuls cornstarch blend
ed in a little cold water, one cupfu.
whlie sugar, one-third cupful butter
Stir together and pour on gradually
one quart, of boiling water, stirring
constantly. Add the yolks of three
eggs beaten light, and keep over lire
until thick. When cold add four or
live bananas sliced fine; put in cups
or pudding pan. Heat the whites of
thtee eggs, with three tablespoonful
of sugar, spread over the top and
brown in hot oven. This can be fla
vored with either orange or lemon.
Sift together one quart of flour, a
Inblespoonf'il of sugar, a teaspnonful
of salt anil two teaspoonfuls baking
powder. Hub in one large tablespoon
ful of lard, then add three well-beaten
egg.i. mixed with a pint and n quarter
of milk. Mix Into a smooth batter a
little stiffer than for griddle cakes, fill
cold, carefully greased muffin pans
two-thirds lull and bake about 15 min
utes in a hot oven.
Cream one cupful of sugar and one
lublespoonful of butter, then add on.)
to two teaspoonfuls of vanlla, then
one cup of milk, and one egg beaten
Into a foam. Stir two scant cupfuls of
well sifted flour, Into which has been
Hdded two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder. Hake la shallow pans und
(jultk oven. Eai la layera.
M HUSBAND I
MESSAGE OF LONELY MASSACHU
SETTS GIRL WENT TO STORE
INCLOSED IN BOLT OF GOODS
Son roprietor Finds It and Cor
respondence Is Started Which
Ends in an International
Puebla, Mexico. A remarkable in
ternational love romance, which re
cently culminated in the marriage of
Miss Netta ltelmont of Lowell, Mass.,
and Mr. Francisco de la Pena of Pu
ebla, is the sensation of the hour in
society circles of this mountain city
of Mexico. The happy couple ar
rived here a few days ago and are now
established in their own home.
The story of the romance Is being
told und retold by the friends and rela
tives of the bridegroom in this part of
Mexico. Mrs. I'ena Is the daughter of
n mill superintendent In Lowell. In
the factory there are manufactured
various grades of cotton goods, which
are sold and shipped to remote pans
of the world. Despite the noise of
the mills and the busy life of the thou
sands of working people who comprise
most of the population of Lowell, this
young daughter of the mill superin
tendent found her lot in life a lonely
one, she says. She was given the free
dom of the factory, and it was her cus
tom to wander through the big stock
room and shipping department and
make silent wishes to herself that she
could take some of the long trips on
which the bolts of goods were going.
One day, three years ago, in a spirit
of fun, she wrote upon the smooth pine
board upon which a bolt of goods was
about to be wrapped these words:
"Oh, I am so very, very lonely;
please do write me a letter. Netta Bel
mont, No. 80G1 Mulberry street, Lv-
The bolt of cotton goods found
its way In due course of time to
the dry goods store called the Gran
Centro de Lujo, In this city. Francisco
de la I'ena, son of the principal owner
of the establishment, was assisting in
waiting upon customers one day dur
ing the rush hours, lie had just meas
ured off the last piece of goods from
It Was in English and He Could Not
a bolt, when his attention was attract
ed to the written Inscription upon tho
pine board. It was In Knglish, and he
could not read It, owing to his lack
of knowledge of that language at that
His curiosity was aroused, however,
and an Kuglish-speaking clerk in the
store was called upon to translate the
strange message. Young Pena made
a careful note of the address and in
his room that night he wrote a letter
to the unknown young lady, who had
sent the appeal to this remote part of
the continent. This letter was writ
ten in Spanish, but he had it trans
lated Into Knglish. It contained a few
formal sentences, saying that he would
be glad to correspond with her. Miss
llelmont was surprised and delighted
to receive the letter from an un
known person in a foreign land. She
replied to It, and correspondence
which was then begun was continued
I'ena became deeply Interested In
the unknown American girl and he de
voted himself to a study of the Kng
lish language In order that he might
bo prepared to converse with her when
ho met her. They exchanged pho
tographs and were well pleased with
each other's appearance. Then came
tho marriage proposal. Miss Helmont's
father objected strongly to the match.
Pena resolved to make a personal
appeal for possession of tho young
lady. Accompanied by his father, the
long trip from Puebla to Lowell was
made several months Hgo. Tho senior
Pena and his son were received at the
home of Miss Helmont's parents and
the couple there for the first time met
each other personally. Their love for
each other was as strong as ever, and
the objection of llelmont to the mar
riage was quickly overcome.
The Penns returned to Puebla after
the plans for the wedding had been
satisfactorily arranged. It took place
recently, and the couple, after a
'engthy honeymoon trip, are now In
Puebla to muke their p'rni.incnt home.
FATHER SEWS BUITQ.43
03 O&BY GIRL'S TQSUE
GIVES AS EXCUSE THAT HE
TRIED TO CURE HABIT OF
Sonora, Cal An inhuman father,
who starved his one-year-old baby
girl, sewed buttons on its tongue,
threw it into pools of cold water, car
ried 't by its legs, head downward,
and tortured it in a dozen other ways,
was raptured in Madera county and
brought to Sonora.
The child, after undergoing tor
tures which almost surpass belief,
was found ulive and not seriously in
jured, although wan and emaciated
from starvation. Its father had car
ried it with him hiding in the hills to
The name of the father Is K. A.
Liebsher. He came here with his
Mrs. Bauman Tried to Feed the Baby.
wife nnd baby last May from Fresno,
and since that time they have beer
camping out a mile north of town
The other day, for some reason un
known, Mrs. Liebsher left her hus
band nnd baby and returned to Fres
no.' Some one reported the fact to the
authorities, and Liebsher and thf
baby were taken to the juvenile court
where the child was given over to the
manager of the detention home.
It was then that the evidence ol
the cruelties became known. Wher
Mrs. Pauman tried to feed the baby
she was horrified to find two buttons
sowed fast to the little one's tongue
They were medium-sized white but
tons and wore fastened, one on the
upper and the other on the undersidf
of tho child's tongue, by moans o:
common cotton twine. The cord lint
boon passed twice through the child'!
tongue by means of a darning noodl
and the ends (Irmly tied.
The buttons were cut loose nnd tlic
child did not utter a complaint dur
ing the process. Liebsher wont will:
the child to the doctor's office, am
while the physicians were cutting of
the buttons ho remarked: "You migh1
as well take out her tooth, too."
When asked to explain his treat
mont, he said: "I did that to koej
her from sucking her thumb, as 1'
wns the only way to cure her of tin
LIVED ON RAW MUTTON.
Sheep Herders Isolated by Flood
Rescued as They Are
About to Drown,
Albuquerque, N. M. A few houn
before the island was submerged bj
Hood, Joseph Arrando and his 11-year
old son, who had been marooned foi
nine days upon the shifting sant
i-.laiid, in the middle of the floodec
UIo (Jrande river, 20 miles above thh
city, were discovered and rescued
Iloth wore suffering from hunger ntir
fear, and collapsed after reachin
A band of sheep, which they hac
d.!ven to the Island a few weeks be
fore to graze, was destroyed.
For nearly a week the man and
boy hadllved solely by killing sheet
nnd eating the raw flesh, and drinkinf
muddy water from the river.
Arrando Is foreman of a large sheet
ranch, lie raid he and his son tool
tho sheep to the Island because It was
covered with grass. The Island wai
then three-quarters of a mile long ant
200 yards wide. Tho river flows ot
one side and n shallow arroyo on tin
other. Melting snow In the mountain!
Hooded tho river and arroyo, eiittlni
off man, boy and sheep. The sand:
island washed away slowly, and tin
water rose steadily until men ant
sheep struggled for foothold on dr;
land. When rescued Arrardo was ii
to his waist In water, holding llghtl;
to his son.
Dream True; Chum Faints.
Chester, Pa. Harry .1. Tolson, I
local merchant, directly after suppe'
the other evening retired for a mir
He dreamed that Harry Whltlock, hi
ohuii), hud fainted when informed tha
his son, Martin Whltlock, was ill witl
typhoid fever, and was convoyed tt
the Crozier hospital.
Tolson awoke as if from a nlghl
ninro, and hurriedly dressing himsell
hastened to the home ot his friend
He found his dream wan correct. Mr
Whlt'oek had Just recovered from hi.
fainting spell, nnd his son was belni
placed in the hospital ambulance.
Has Chicago Man Solved the
Figures Six and Nine Keep Glass
Wheel Turning Inventor Ex
plains the Theory of His
Chicago. The discovery of perpet
ual motion, of a sort, Is the claim of
a Chicago man, W. L. Saunders; and
a picture of his invention Is repro
duced herewith. As will bo seen, tho
device consists of a wheel made en
tirely of glass with 12 hollow glass
balls, on each of which Is painted tho
figure "t." or the llgiire "!)," according
to its position on the wheel.
"Itlght there is the principle of the
discovery," says the Inventor. "It Is
simplicity Itself, so simple that It is
a wonder nobody lias discovered it un
"The figures nro sixes going up and
nines coming down. A nine Is more
than a six. The nines going down on
the left overbalance the sixes that
are going up on the right and In this
manner the wheel Is started and kept
turning without any other power. In
short, a nine Is more than a six.
"So delicate Is the adjustment of the
wheel's balance' that the painted num
bers are enough to start It going. It
Is the first device of the kind that tho
government has seen lit to grant a
One of the machines is said to liavo
run 13 weeks without stopping. Tho
one on exhibition in Chicago has been
running continuously for two mouths.
The device is used as a window at-
Perpetual Motion Machine.
traction, no claim being made that the
principle is available for furnishing
Crossing the Channel on a Plank.
A day or two after lileriot's sue
ressfiil llight across the Knglish chair
nd a man named W'estlake announced
his intention of crossing on a plank
two feet wide 18 foot long and two
inches thick, fitted with a mast and
sail and two empty oil drums to givo
it buoyancy. Westlako, however, was
picked up more dead than alive off
tho Belgian coast, but still hopes to
accomplish the feat.
A fiw days later Thomas Wnkerell
set out to row across the channel in a
boat of bis own construction, consist
lug of two planks, with sides a few
Inches high. lie was ultimately
picked up in the North sea and land
ed at Rotterdam.
Some two or three years ago four
old Ktonlans attempted to row from
Hover to Calais In a four-oar sculling
boat, but before they got half way
across tho channel the boat was
swamped nnd the crew nearly
drowned. That it is not .impossible,
however, to cross the channel in a
small boat was proved some time ago
by a young French man named Felix
Chaudiois, who, alone and unaided,
crossed from Dover to Calais In a
canoe in 27 hours nnd seemed little
the worse for his adventurous voyage.
Japanese Abandoning Farm Life.
The hard conditions of living under
tho new civilization, vith Its heavy
and Increasing tax burdens. Its higher
standards, Its Intensifying competi
tion, and Its cutting off of all respon
sibility of overlords, drove tho youth
of tho farming families Into the cities
for factory or shop employment, thus
shifting population from the rural to
the urban regions, precisely ns wo
find population shifting In tho I'nited
States, and for precisely tho same
cause. So that out of tho misery of
tho farming poor, land speculation In
Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Na
goyn nnd other cities profited enor
mously. In all those place population
made amazingly rapid Increase. .
While there Is considerable scat
tered sentiment In favor of a small
land-value tax, the political power of
tho country Is centered In the hands
of a comparatively few, and the land
ed class can. for the present at least,
hold things as they are. llnry
George, Jr., In Collier's Weekly.
Vegetarians in Dispute.
Knglish vegetarians are awfully soro
on the Japs for proving " traitors to
their old vegetarian mode of living,
and are predicting endless calamity,
even ruin, saying: "When rice-eating
peoples take up meat the result Is al
ways disastrous to their health." Jnps
know what to cat, und are too wise
to listen to any HritlHh advlco In
tended to weaken them as warriors.
New York Press.
Will 'S' ''" ""'
IIV Jt'l.lA llOTToMl.KY.
cannot help acknowledging that
much of tho millinery wo see is ill
chosen on the part of those who wear
it. The desire for something now
(which me. ins something novel) and
tl'.e disposition to follow the leail of
some one else rather than their own
good judgment leads women Into mis
takes In millinery.
There Is a very simple rule to follow
when one is trying on with a view to
purchasing one of the more or less
artistic models of the milliner's art. It
is tills: The wearer should look bet
ter with the hat on than without, it.
After limllng a hat which, from all
points of view, Is becoming, the ques
tion of shape, at least, Is decided
upon. Details of materials and con
struction can then be settled.
It is usually more satisfactory to
both milliner nnd purchaser when a
satisfactory lint can bo found among
those on display in tho shop, to buy
outright rather than to order a hat
made. Nevertheless a good and clover
milliner is sometimes able to Improve
upon a model and, very often, can
make concessions In price by copying
u pattern more or less closely for tho
customer. Kvcry woman should econ
omize last in her hat. It is tho finish
ing touch in her costume, a sort of
keynote in the harmony of her cloth
ing. Kxeellent millinery, with excel
lent shoes and gloves will givo an Im
pression of elegance and redeem n
plain gown from being commonplace.
The three hats Illustrated here
may bo said to picture some perma
nent values ti millinery, for there nro
son)" (comparatively) permanent val
ues in shapes and materials. The silk
hat in Fig. I is a much modified Cor
day shape, built upon the lines of the
frilled cup which was worn by women
in the time of Charlotte Corday and
Is now Identified' by lior name. Tills
shape is comfortable nnd becoming
and is varied In the making up to
suit the ago and stylo of the wearer.
It Is not. excelled in beauty of out
line. One rarely sees an ugly Corday
model; oven the stupidest of makers
can hardly undo altogether its good
The lint shown is made of silk
faced with velvet and trimmed with
silk rosettes having velvet and bead
centers. A silk and velvet rose, with
foliage and loops of velvet ribbon,
NEW DECORATION FOR DENS
Wood Splints of Hardwood Set In
Framework of Polished Wood
A new finish for the walls of dens,
men's bedrooms and other informal
rooms, has lately made Its appearance.
It consists primarily of an Interweav
ing of wood splints of hardwood set
In a framework of polished wood, tho
finish of the splints being rather dull.
It is applied to walls, either for
their entire height or as a lower two
thirds below a landscape frieze or a
tapestry or leather paper. It can bo
had In any stain desired, although It
Is shown in the shops only In a warm
brown and green.
A wall treated with it presents a
series of narrow panels, or of al
ternating wide and narrow ones. It
Is an effective background for highly
colored pottery, for bunting scenes in
color nnd for copper and brass. Tho
same weaving of splints Is applied to
a great variety of furniture, an agree
able change from the familiar reed
A Monogram on Her Slippers.
Late fad Is the metal monogram at
tached In buckle effect to the front of
pump or dancing slipper. Some of
these monograms are quite large, but
the daintiest styles cover no more
space than a silver quarter would do.
and the letters are Intertwined or so
arranged that a round or oval shape
Is given tho monogram. Gilt, dull sil
ver, giinmetal and bronze monograms
are nil used and usually the orna
ment Is applied on a Hat pump bow of
Veils Important This Year.
Veils wore never before so pretty
as they aro this year. Lace veils for
draping are seen In both black and
white, and net face veils are extreme
ly lino and cobwebby but of largo
The new veils aro much wider than
those to which we have boon accus
tomed, and are much more conveni
ent for tying over the large hats of
New Mesh Veils.
Illack Llerre lace has taken the
place of white lace, for tho winter
veils. They promise to be even more
unbecoming than those we wore In
the summer. The most artistic mesh
that a woman can wear Is tho wide
open round one that Is made of
coarse, silky threads. These are quite
now and nro rather expensive, but
they outlast vlla of fine nut
7 , 5r-
finish tho model. Kven Franco lias
not given us a belter design In hoad
wear than she gave us In this.
In Fig. 15 the broad -brimmed pictur
esque hat shaped like n Leghorn or.
Neapolitan fiat Is made of felt. This
Is a shape perennially fashionable and
Is made of nil materials. The good,
full ostrich plumes with which It I
trimmed are also always in fashion. AJ
concession to tho season's fancy Is to
bo noted in the strands of bends,1
which look like Jet but aro really &
composition, very light In weight and'
very handsome. Tho purchaser ot
such a hat owns millinery permanent
ly fashionable and good, that is, until
it wears out. Italy sends us, nnd has
sent for centuries and will continue
to send, fine hats of straw in thl
shape. Innumerable good copies of It
are domestic manufactures. Spain
launched the turban shown In Fig. 3.'
It is a Jaunty, round hat, having much
dash mid stylo. Its trimming amounts'
to a decoration applied to tho shape,
and n standing cockade or something
to take Its place at the side. This lit
tle hat ns pictured Is made of heavy
corded silk, trimmed with beads and
imitation jet cnbochons. It Is finished
with a fancy feather aigrette and
knotted scarf of velvet.
Thus three nations have contributed
models that one may chooso from sea
son to season. If they are found nioro
becoming than any others, secure in
the knowledge that they are hats that
are beautiful too beautiful to bo dis
carded and are always fashionable.
HANDSOME BLACK WAIST.
Hloiiso of black silk gauze shirred la
front and slashed open at the sides
over an underblouso of white tulle, the;
edges united by straps of cord and
little buttons. Tho waist is trimmed.'
In on odd way with bands of enibrol-i
drrcd satin and the plastron is ot
white tucked tulle and lace.
The sleeves nro somewhat In rag-i
Inn style, shirred their entiro length,,
mid finished with cuffs of tucked'
white tulle and laco like the plastron.'
Tho pretty arrangement of. the hair
is the very latest stylo In Paris.
A New Trimming.
Iridescence, weight and a filmy
beauty are combined In a new trim
ming which simulates the color and!
markings of a snake, dray net is used
for the foundation, upon which gun
metal beads are woven in such a way,
that a mottled effect results. The
lines of beads cross In Irregular diag
onal stripes and fairly scintillate la
the lights and shadows. It Is won
derful when used with gray or groen,
and promises a safe fascination to all
who gaze upon It. A scarf In which
a broad band of this new snakesklu
Is Incorporated would effectively en
twine white shoulders or arms. It Is
cause for wonderment that a sinuous
snake has given inspiration to tho ma
ker, and with an artistic rye the beau
ty has been retained, whll all ehj
has been eliminated.
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