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Velvet Is Impsrative.
•"Velvets, velvets, ard still more vel
vets,” is what the leading couturieres
say when asked the question as to
wrhat will lead in the early winter
styles. And, furthermore, they add
that when the gown rs of cloth—and
some of the new cloths are sheer and
fine as chiffon—it simply must be
trimmed with velvet. It must show
the imperative touch of velvet some
where or other, else it cannot hope to
pass muster with the season’s styles
among modish dressers.
Never was there a woman to whom
velvet would or could prove unbecom
ing. She has only to study her style,
her type, her complexion, decide upon
her most complimentary colors for
street and house wear, and select
those in velvet, and presto! her repu
tation, if not as a beauty, at least as a
very well-dressed and good-looking
girl, Is assured.
) TEA |&fcfcW3
The from panel is quite the newest
thing in skirts.
Most of the small hats are tricornes
or boat-shaped turbans.
The crown is quite distinct from the
brim in the new' turbans.
Tulle is one of the latest trimming
ideas and is used in great quantities.
Coq de roche is most effective as a
relief note with gray-green and brown.
Not for years has the separate wrap
been such an important feature of
Gibbon of two contrasting shades is
very smart for trimming tailor hats.
Lots of fire brown and spinach green
will be exploited in panne velvet and
The plush coat, put away years ago,
Is to make its reappearance this win
Aigrettes are to be much worn and
are of spangled and jetted tuile for
How to Fit a Sleeve.
The long shoulders of the moment
sometimes give a lot of trouble to the
amateur dressmak «r. The correct way
to fit them is to pu.. the under part in
first. Tack the full portion of the
sleeves into small plants and make
them perfectly fit the size of the arm
' The effect Is prettier if i.»e plaits
are loosened after the bolero ia fitted,
but if desired they can be left stitched
for a few inches from the armhole.
There are many devices lor obtaining
the long shoulder effect without ac
tually cutting the long seam, which is
so difficult. For example, embroidery
and lace can be arranged so as to have
the points running dowp over the top
of the arm, and this w ill be found very
Frozen Tapioca Custard.
* “Table Talk" gives this recipe fer s
delicious dessert: Cook one cupful o
fine tapioca in one quart of rui'k unt‘1
it looks clear and quite thick. Stir
often for the first ten minutes to pre
vent lumping. Beat together the
whites of two and the yolks of three
eggs until light, add one cupful of
sugar and beat again. Turn this into
the cooked tapioca and stir constantly
until it thickens like custard, then
take from the fire and set away, cov
ered, until cold. Add two teaspoons
ful of vanilla, turn into the previously
packed freezer and freeze until quite
thick. Add the remaining white,
mixed writh one cupful of thick cream
and whipped to a stiff froth. Work
this in thoroughly, finish the freezing,
repack and set aside for two Lours cr
more before serving.
Fancy Blouse Waist.
Fancy waists always are in demand
both for the entire costume and for
the separate bodice, which is far too
useful and desirable to be allowed to
fall into disuse. This one includes a
novel scarf and has the merit of clos
ing to the left of the front, which is n
feature specially worthy of note. As
Illustrated the material is onion
brown chiffon veiling, with yoke of
cream colored lace, scarf and plaited
portions of cuffs of brown chiffon taf
feta and banding of taffeta embroid
ered in a slightly darker shade of
heavy silk. Various combinations
emu, however, be mad a c.nd the trim
ming can be any fancy braid or ap
plique which may be liked. The scarf
gives peculiar grace to the whole and
serves to conceal the closing.
The waist is made with a fitted
foundation on which the tucked
fronts and back are arranged and can
be made to blouse at both back and
front, or at the front only, and be
diawn down more nnugly at the back,
as may be preferred. The yoke is
fitted by means of shoulder seams and
is arranged over the waist and
sleeves, so giving the broad ahoulder
line. The sleeves are full with novel
cuffs and the neck is finished with a
regulation stock. The lining is closed
at it? center front, the waist Invis
ibly at the left sids ct & line with
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is 4l4 yards 21
inches wide, 3V2 yards 27 inches wide
or 2 yards 44 inches wide, with 7fc
yard of all-over lace for yoke and
i collar and 7S yard of silk for scarf
| and plaited portions oi cuffs.
Making Artificial Cotton.
Artificial cotton is now being made
in France from the cellulose of the
: fir tree, freed from bark and knots,
i Pulverized fibers are placed in a
: large cylinder and steamed tor ten
j hours, after which bisulphate of soda
is added and the whole heated for
I thirty-six hours, w'hen it becomes
white. It is then washed and given
, an electrochemical bleaching by
means of chloride of lime. After be
ing rolled the cellulose is mixed with
; a solution of chloride of zinc, hydro
chloric and nitro acids and a little
j each of castor oil, casein and gela
' tin, which gives a very consistent
paste. This paste is drawn into
thieads, and after being passed over
a gummed cloth, they are immersed
in a weak solution of carbonate and
dried. To give solidity the thread is
treated to an ammoniated bath and
rinsed in ccld water. Cotton has also
been made from the wood.
Of Turkish Toweling.
Bath robes that can be readily laun
dered possess certain advantages over
all others that are readily recognized.
This one is shapely, comfortable and
1 altogether satisfactory and is made
of Turkish toweling showing blue flg
ares on a white ground, the collar and
cuffs being of plain white. The robe
is simplicity itself and is shaped by
means of shoulder and under-arm
seams. The sleeves are in two
pieces each in regulation style and are
finished with roll-over cuffs that
match the collar. The quantity of
material required for the medium size
is 6V* yards 27, 3>£ yards 44 or 3*4
yard 52 inches wide, with % yard
27 or V2 yard 44 inches wide for collar
World’s Largest Wireless Station.
What is claimed will be the largest
station for wireless telegraphy in the
world is nearing completion at Pisa.
Italy. It will he ready by the end of
the year. Through this station direct
connection will be afforded with all
countries of Europe, as well as the
United States and Canada, and with
all vessels on the Mediterranean, In
dian and Atlantic oceans.
For Those Inclined to Stoutness.
The girl whose waist measure ex
ceeds twenty-four inches will find that
a girdle that is boned under the arms
and droops to a decided point back
and front decidedly decreases the ap
parent size of her waist. The long
sloping line will afford grace and
slenderness and the addition of a
short sash in the back will prove won
Plants in Windows.
The position of plants in a house
depends altogether on whether you
wish a symmetrically developed plant
which will look well on all sides and
yield pleasure from all points of view,
or whether you wish your window to
look most attractive from the outside.
In the first case you will turn your
plants occasionally. In the last you
will leave them in the same position
all the time.
One ardent lover of flowers has long
windows in her parlor, almost to the
floor. She gives them up entirely to
her plants. In each window is a plant
stand filled with various choice speci
mens of different kinds. The plants
get no direct sunshine, buifafiey have
good light and the sun’s rays fall on
them diagonally a part of the day.
The plants grow vigorously, but they
are never turned. Of course they grow
toward the light and they soon form a
beautiful wall of leaves and blossoms,
for in growing they accommodate
themselves to each other. The plants
bloom abundantly and from the out
side, particularly toward the soring,
the window is a mass of blossoms. Of
course U'e greatest beauty is from the
J outside, but enough can be seen from
me umue 10 anoru a great aem oi
Muffs are a very important item in
the fashionable girl's winter outfit;
and the new ones are just as quaint
and cid-timey as are the smart effects
they accompany. There are the fa
miliar flat pouch shape, the round pil
low. bigger than ever; and nowadays
they term the Victorian what used to
be called the granny muff.
A very fascinating novelty combines
a handbag and muff; the bag is
mounted invisibly in the top of the
muff, just a jeweled clasp peeping out
to indicate its whereabouts. Others in
the same style show merely a purse,
hut either form is in the height ot
Tough meat may be made tender oy
sprinkling with vinegar.
Lamb chops are delicious if dipped
in lemon juice just before broiling.
Kerosene oil and a soft cloth will
keep mahogany furniture in flue con
Discolorations on china baking
dishes and custard cups can be re
moved with whiting.
Hold a hot flatiron a few moments
above a white spot on furniture. II
will soon disappear,
j Soak lamp wicks in vinegar, ther
dry them thoroughly, to keep the lamj.
When lighting a ga3 stove it will
often give a slight explosion and lignt
wrong, thus causing no heat. Turn
the gas off very quickly and on again.
It will then light properly without
any further trouble.
Pimola and Cheese Salad.
ihls salad is new and pretty. Break
up two square cream cheeses and mix
with two dozen olives and six pimen
tos, both chopped rather fine, or, in
’ stead, with two dozen pimolas, which
are olives stuffed with pimentos,
press this into a pan and put on ice,
and when you wish to use it cut in
! strips and serve on lettuce with
French dressing. The contrasting col
i ors of the green olives, the scarlet
I pimentos and the white cheese give a
most attractive effect.
Season of Furs.
This is to be a season of furs. There
; are endless neckpieces that are rea.iy
| more ornamental than useful. Velvet
and fur will be a favorite combina
j tion. Parisians have long followed the
fashion set by the Russians, of wear
ing their exquisite furs at all seasons,
and it is not an uncommon thing to
see the leaders of the fashion in the
most dashing little victorias in sum
mer frocks of exquisitf crepe de chine
and the like and plumed velvet hats,
! with a beautiful pelerine or * ictorine
in furs thrawn carelessly over the
Those Pots and Kettles.
Housekeepers do not usually object
| to washing their china and silver, but
when it comes to the pots and pans
they “just hate” to begin on them. A
carefnl housekeeper of many years
says that if the objectionable articles
; are washed when they are first
through bein# used, while they are yet
warm and the food which has been
cooked in them not dried on, it is a
very easy task, and quickly done.
Then when the dishes are finished thr
bugbear of ironware has vanished.
Some rough felt hats have brim*, of
black, while the wide punched-in or
creased crown is of some other color;
for instance, grass green, deep crim
son, or creamy white. These are gen
erally trimmed with black ribbon
gathered around the crown, bows of
the same and cock’s tail plumage o'
cauteaux to match the crown.
Seven Gored Skirt.
Plain flared skirts never lose their
vogue no matter what other styles
may appear. This one is peculiarly
well adapted to cloth and all heavier
fabrics and allows choice of a band
flounce at the lower edge or any other
trimming that may be preferred. As
illustrated it is made of copper col
ored cheviot, stitched with cortlcell!
silk and trimmed with graduated
bands of taffeta held by ornamental
buttons, but all materials in vogue for
suits and for Bkirts that are heavy
enough to be available for the style
are equally correct.
The skirt is made in seven gores,
which are cut to fit with perfect
smoothness at the upper portion and
to flare freely at the lower. At the
back are flat inverted plaits and be*
neath them the closing is made.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is 11% yards 2?
inches wide, 7 yards 4 Inches wide,
or 6H yards 62 Inches wide, with the
flounce; S% yards 27 inches wide, 5
yards 44 inches wide, orv4 yards 52
inches, without flounce.
| RUSKIN’S KINDNESS OF HEART.
Absence of Snobbishness in Charaetei
of Great Writer.
An intimate friend of Ruskin’s re
lates an incident illustrating that
simplicity, gentleness and sympathy
which were characteristic of his re
lations with the servants of his house
hold. “I was dining with Mr. Ruskin
one evening, when during the meal,
as we were enjoying a rhubarb tart,
I happened to say that it was the
first I hr\ tasted that season, and re
marked h T delicious it was. Mr
Ruskin m.v tested delight at my ap
preciation his rhubarb, and ringing
for one of the servants, he said,
‘Please tt 1 Jackson I want him.
When Jactson came into the room
his master said: ‘1 am very pleased
to tell you, Jackson, that your first
pulling of rt ubarb is quite a success
and my fri«nd here says that it is
delicious.’ When we had finished din
ing. a servan. thought lighted candles
into the room, h^h was almost
dark, the window being shaded by
the dense, overhang g trees, although
the sun had not yet^one down. After
placing the candles, she was about to
leave the room, when she suddenly
stopped and sa d: ‘Please, sir, there’s
a beautiful sunset sky just now over
the Old Man.’ Ruskin rose from
his chair, and suid: ‘Thank you, Kate
for telling us,’ then left th«i *oom. He
returned soon. ‘Yes,’ he saUi to me
’it is worth seeing. Come,’ t*~d he
led the way upstairs to his bedioom
It was a glorious sight. The sun was
sinking behini the Coniston Old Mar
mountain, ani the mist and ripples
on the lake were tinged with a crim
son flush. We sat in the window
-ecess without speaking a word til
the sun went down behind the moun
WHY ILLINOIS IS “SUCKER.'
Preacher at Banquet Says That Na
tives Believe Big Stories.
In modern Egypt, which is in th«
southern part of Illinois, some of th«
aative men gave a banquet in hono
of an eminent politician of the ilk
There were many speeches in praisi
and panegyric of the chief guest. Thej
were superlative to that degree whicl
is the full tether of grammar. A
young preacher preseut was move<
thereby to get so far hack as the com
parative in a story. He said:
“A short time ago I attended a ban
quet in Indiana at which were pres
ent many men from other states, anc
in turn the speakers of the occasioi
I soared to the empyrean many times
and swept the skies and gatherer
stars in their glowing and extravagan
eulogies upon the merits and virtues
of their respective commonwealth',
The Texan was eloquent about th»
‘Lone Star,’ the Kentuckian becam
lurid concerning ‘the dark and bloodi
ground,’ the Ohioan went wild o;
‘buckeyes,’ and one was moved to sa>
something for Illinois.
“ ‘We of Illinois.’ he said, ‘frequent!}
hear these beautiful boosts of othei
states, and we rot only listen witl
; bated breath and profound interest
i but believe it all implicitly. The rea
1 son for this is that we are, individu
i ally and collectively, from Galena t<
' Goshen and from Chicago to Cairo, ai
is well known throughout the civiliz
ed world, and in some parts of New
Jersey, simply suckers.’
“We at this table to-right,’’ th«
young preacher concluded, “believe al
' that has been said of our distinguish
1 ed guest, as is becoming to true
Not Even Then.
A Yorkviile police court lawyer da
! fended a policeman at the police trial!
! before Deputy Commissioner Liuds
ley. The patrolman was charged witl
striking a roundsman with his nigW
stick when ordered to the statioi
“Why didn't you arrest him?” asktc
“I don’t arrest in such cases,” re
plied the roundsman. “In all cases
order the offender to the stat'ot
“But a weapon was used in tb 1
case,” persisted the lawyer. %“Tlf
made it a felonious assault.”
“Suppose that this defendant had
drawn his revolver and shot you dead
What would you have done in that
“Nothing,” answered the roucds
man “I would have done nothin*
I would not have arrested hia e(H
then ’*—New York Sun.
Across the Hills.
Across the hills
The mountain* ns*
And kiss the raveled, blue-gowned skier
The serried trees stand bare and bold.
Where '>rimson leaves and yellow gold
Robe richly every bosky dell,
And Ceres sighing that her spell
Has ended, waves a long farewell.
Across the hills
The song birds flee
To Southland's newer Arcady:
The robin, bluebird and the thrush
Have left behind the woodland's hush
Like as the pensive, prayerful times.
When some cathedral’s sacred chimes
Have stilled to mem'ry-echoed rhymes.
Across the hills—
And do we know
The meaning of the splendid glow?
The autumn—is it understood.
That all Is beautiful and good?
The Master bids us be of cheer.
His works in earth and sky appear
Across the hills—and He is near,
i—Frank Bates Flanner, in the Indian
The Casuistry of Sydney.
Sydney is a six-year-old of pene
trating precocity. He always has not
been six years old, and previous tb
that time his mother took him along
with her on the street cars of their
city without paying any fare for him
After he had become six it did not
occur to her especially that he was
so old, and she continued not to pay
his fare. One day he went on the
cars with an aunt who was visiting
his mother. She paid his fare.
“What did you do that for, amtle?”
he inquired anxiously. “A'femma
“Never pays your fare?” exchlnied
the aunt “What does she do?”
“Oh, she just lets me pass fo, an
Definition of Author.
At a recent dinner of authors at
actors the conversation happened t
touch on Haddon Chambers, the wel
known English playwright. “Who i;
he?” some one asked. “He?” was the
retort. “Oh, he is a small man sur*
rounded by women!” — New York
Waste Little Time in Japan.
In Japan people conduct their busi
ness with wonderful celerity and with
| out waste of words. Even a sale by
! auction is a very quiet affair. Each
bidder writes his name and the
amount of his bid upon a slip of pa
per, which he then places in a box.
When the bidding is over the box i3
opened by the auctioneer and the
goods are declared the property of the
He Felt Sick.
A small boy who accompanied his
mother to church on a recent Sunday
grew pretty restless before the ser
man was over. He finally crept up
colse to her and whispered: “Mamma,
mamma. I feel sick.” “Do you?” ask
ed his mother, rather anxiously.
“Why, where or how do you feel
sick?” “Well,” replied the youngster,
“I feel homesick.”
Rooted Beliefs of Indians.
The Indian, when in battle and fa
tally wounded, believes that if his
medicine man can reach him with his
medicine before he dies it will give
him instant relief and he will be able
to escape from the battle. He
thinks every man is honest until he
finds him out, in which event he loses
all confidence in him and never gets
Animated Steel Girder.
A steel girder fell while being hoist
ed to the top of a San Francisco
building and struck a house mover’s
wooden roller, which ricochetted
across the street, passed through the
window of a crockery store and swept
a fifty-foot counter clear of the bric
a-brac, cut glass, dinner sets, vases,
etc., that were upon it.
About the Sweet Potato.
The so-ca.led “sweet potato” is no
potato at all, but belongs to an en
tirely different family, having truly an
enlarged root of a creeping, twining
vine, which has a blossom something
like a morning glory. Sweet potatoes
are richer in starch and sugar than
the common potato.
Hospital Erected in One Hour.
In Austria a few years ago a com
plete hospital was built and was made
ready to receive patients within an
hour, a feat which seems almost im
possible even when we know that all
the component parts of the bailding
were at hand.
Effect of Bee Stinns.
Two bee stings suffice to kill a spar
row in two or three hours. Analysis
of the bee poison has shown that it
contains three principles—one con
vulsive. one stupefying and one which
gives rise to acute inflammation.
Put Out Oil Fire.
i When the oil in a big tank in Fres
no county, California, was fired by
i lightning, a cannon ball was shot into
the tank and the oil ran out through
trenches that had been dug for,the
Duration of Life.
Of 100,000 children ten years old.
I 89.032 will be alive at twenty-five
years old and 31.243 will survive to
| th age of seventy-three.
Drink Only Home-Made Wine.
Persia has no distilleries, breweries
or saloons, only home-made wine, and
it is hard to get drunk there.
Recipe for Contentment.
If you want anything, earn it. And
if you can’t get it even after you earn
it, be happy without it.
A pug dog and a really consistent
woman are the two most uninteresting
things in the wrorld.
When Babes Learn to Walk.
Nearly 10 per cent of children learn
to walk before they are ten months
The Simple Dish That Keeps Cne Vig
orous and Well Fed.
When the doctor takes his own
medicine and the grocer eats the food
he recommends some confidence comes
to the observer.
A Grocer of Ossian, Ind., had a
practical experience with food worth
He says: "Six years ago I became
so weak from stomach and bowel
trouble that I was finally compelled
to give up all work in my store, and
In fact all sorts of work, for about four
years. The last year I was confined to
the bed nearly all of the time, and
much of the time unable to retain
food of any sort on my stomach. My
bowels were badly constipated con
tinually and I lost in weight from
16«> pounds down to 88 pounds.
“When at the bottom of the ladder
I changed treatment entirely and
started in on Grape-Nuts and cream
for nourishment I used absolutely
nothing but this for about three
months. I slowly improved until 1
got out of bed and began to move
"1 have been improving regularly
and now in the past two years have
been working about fifteen hours a
day in the store and never felt better
in my life.
"During these two years i have
never missed a breakfast of Grape
Nuts and cream, and often have It
two meals a day, but the entire break
fast is always made of Grape-Nuis and
"Since commencing the use of
Grape-Nuts I havo never used any
thing to stimulate the action of the
bowels, a thing I had to do for years,
but this food keeps me regular and in
fine shape, and I am growing stronger
and heavier every day.
"My customers, naturally, hare been
Interested and I am compelled to an
swer a great many questions about
"Some people would think that a
simple dish of Grape-Nuts and cream
would not carry one through to the
noonday meal, but it will and la the
moat vigorous fashion."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Look la each pkg. for the famous
little book, "The Bead te WeUvtUe."
DANGER IN SMOKING
COME POINTERS FOR USERS OF
Abnormal Heat in the Mouth a Men
ace to Health—Even Lungs and
Stomach May Be Affected, Especi
ally in the Hot Weather.
“Speaking of the smoking habit, do
you know I have made what seems to
me to be an important discovery ana
l was reminded of it just now by a
remark some feliow made in connec
tion with the heat of the smoke we
suck into our mouths through a pipe
stem or the end of a cigar,” said 3
user of the weed to a New Orleans
limes-Democrat. “Few persons who
smoke have failed to comment on »he
fact that smoking is often very pain
ful on account of the heat in the sum
mer months, and rot a few' smokers
of my acquaintance cut down the
quantity of cigars or cigarettes smok
ed during this season of the year.
Many men of a peculiarly sensitive
temperament will redden in the face
under the influence of the heat con
tained in a cigar. Of course, the
smoke is cooled somewhat before it
reaches the mouth, cooled in the pro
cess of sifting through the cigar or the
nipe stem. But each draw increases
the amount of heat in the cigar or
pipe stem. That's why cigars often
burn the fingers a bit when there is
yet a good smoke left.
“But all this is said by the way of
leading up to the point I want to
make. Smoking nearly always makes
us thirsty. Drinking beer is a good
thing for the extravagant smoker in
the summer months. It acts as a sort
of counter-irritant. The heat in the
mouth and throat, w hich is one of the
immediate and direct results of smok
ing, is a menace, in my judgment, to
the health of the man who smokes too
much. If the heat should be confined
to the mouth and throat it would be
bad enough. Even then it would seri
ously interfere with digestion and pro
duce other bad results, probably in
juring the teeth and gums. But if
does not stop here. At least I am con
vinced iA has not, in my own case.
Some part of the heat gets into the
stomach and lungs. It .s not neces
sary that we should swallow the
smoke in order to bring about this
result. The air we breathe becomes
heated in passing through the mouth
and on into the lungs; that is. it is
heated to a point above the normal
I and of course anything that is in the
least abnormal is not good for the
it is just tnese little influences,
resulting in almost inappreciable ab
normalities, that are the most danger
ous to the human system, because we
are less apt to shy around them. We
notice and dodge the big dangers. We
encourage and invite the small ones.
It is just so with the matter of heat
which comes from the cigar or the
pipe. That this heat can and often
does injure the human system I am
thoroughly convinced. Of course, I do
not mean to say that all men are in
fluenced as I am, even among those
who use tobacco quite as extravagant
ly. Many men are, no doubt. There
can be no question, at any rate, about
my own case and it may not be amiss
to mention the rather singular fact
that my stomach has been more affect
ed by the heat than my lungs.”
To possess a sprig of edelweiss is
considered by Swiss maidens a proof
of the devotion of their lovers. The
reason is that the plant is said to
grow only at the snow line, and in gen
erally inaccessible places. Recently
several lives have been lost in the Al
pine districts. And yet this plant re
quires no such freezing atmosphere as
the Alpine snow-line in which to grow
and flourish. It is a hardy plant of
the daisy or composite order, and
though delicate and fragile, blooms in
poor soil, especially liking rocks ex
posed to the full mid-day sun. In any
London garden it could flourish,
spreading out its downy leaves and
stem and its pretty bloom surrounded
by white velvety leaves. But so great
was the desire to possess it that in
several of the Swiss cantons there are
strict laws against plucking it, and
some of the Alpine clubs have a se
ries of fines for those who transgress.
But the difficulty of procuring it only
makes some people more determined
to obtain it; hence disastrous results.
Practice What You Preach.
Have you any plan or notion
As to how this world should run?
Have you made a great commotion
Showing how it may be done?
Do you live as you've directed
In the good things that you teach?
And (to questions you’re subjected)
Do you practice what you preach?
It is laudable. I’m sure.
If you’ve any worthy plan
That, in time, may help secure
Future happiness for man.
But if you belie your teaching
(Please believe it. I beseech)
You would better give up preaching
Till you practice what you preach.
Many things are advocated
That will keep the world from sin;
If you feel quite agitated
O’er the subject, then begin
To explain the situation
To your friends, and unto each
Be a living illustration
That you practice what you preach.
—Benjamin B. Keech. in Leslie’s Weekly.
New Breakfast Food.
A little girl who was eating codfish
for breakfast the other morning for
the first time was seen to stop and
examine her plate with deep interest.
“Mamma,” she said, “what kind of
fish is this? I have just found a hair
“It Is codfish, dear,” was the answer.
“Oh,” commented her daughter in a
disappointed tone. “I thought prol>
ably it was mermaid.”—Harpers’
Jap Laborers for Mexico.
Many Japanese laborers are arriv
ing at San Francisco en route to Mex
ico. On Oct. 6 a party of ninety-five
arrived under contract to work in coal
mines at Las Esperanzas, Mexico, and
proceeded thitherward under a bond
furnished by the Southern Pacific
Export of Prunes.
j Of the 66,000,000 pounds of prunes
exported in 1903, 9,000,000 went frcm
San Francisco and 53,500,000 from
New York, although they are chiefly
the product of the Pacific coar..
Costs 10 cents and equals 20 cents
worth of any other kind of bluing*
Won’t Freeze, Spill, Break
Nor Spot Clothes
DIRECTIONS FOR USE!
around in the Water* <
Small Farms in Japan.
Only 14,995.272 acres, or 15 7 per
cent of the whole area of Japan, ex
clusive of Formosa, consists of arable
land, and 55 per cent of the agricul
tural families cultivate less than two
acres each; 30 per cent cultivate two
acres or more up to one and on» half
cho, or a little less than three and
three-quarter acres, leaving 15 p*?r
cent of the farmers who cultivate
farms of three and three-quarter acre*
or more.—London Engineer.
Between Wind and Water.
Not only will all the inhabitants of
Chicago be crazy in 750 years, but in
somewhat more than 3.000 years, ac
cording to a geological expert, tht*
site of the present western metropolis
will be covered with water. Let tno
; Windy City begin now to prepare for
its watery grave.—Boston Transcript.
Gorgeous Tibebtan Pheasants.
Two of the most prized denizens of
our aviares comes from Tibet. These
are the gorgeous golden and Amherst
pheasants. The latter, it is suggested,
could profitably be introduced into
An Honest Opinion.
Mineral, Idano, Nov. 14th.— (Spe
cial.)—That a sure cure has been
discovered for those sciatic pains that
make sc many lives miserable, is the
firm opinion of Mr. D. S. Colson, a
well known resident of this place,
and he does not hesitate to say that
cure is Dodd's Kidney Pills. The
reason Mr. Cclson is so firm in his
opinion is that lie had those terrible
pains and Is cured. Speaking of the
matter he says:
“I am only too happy to say Dodd’s
Kidney Pills have done me lots of
good. I had awful pains in my hip
j so I could hardly walk. Dodd’s Kid
I ney Pills stopped It entirely. 1 think
they are a grand medicine.”
All sciatic and Rheumatic pains are
caused by Uric Acid in the blood.
Dodd’s Kidney Pills make healthy
Kidneys, and healthy Kidneys strain
all the Uric Acid out of the blood.
| With the cause removed there can be
' no Rheumatism or Sciatica.
Dancers’ Wonderful Endurance.
In a dancing tournament at Paris
M. Vincent and Mile. Scherin succeed
ed in waltzing for six hours and three
quarters without a moment’s rest;
while a Berlin man waltzed for six
teen consecutive hours, from 9 a. m.
to 1 o’clock the next morning.
. Ask Your Druggist for Allen’s Foot-Ease.
”1 tried ALLEN'S FOOT EASE recent
ly, and have just bought another supply It
has cured my corns, and the hot, burning
and itching sensation in my feet which w is
almost unbearable, and I would not be with
out it now.—Mrs. W. J Walker. Camden,
N. J.” Sold by all Druggists, 25c.
Plaint of Grave-Digger.
“Well, John,” asked an acquaint
ance of an old-time grave-digger,
“how’s trade with you?” “Bad. man."
was the reply; “very bad. indeed. I
have na buried a leavin’ soul foi a
Dealers say that as soon as a cus
tomer tries Defiance Starch it is im
possible to sell them any other cold
water starch. It can be used cold or
boiled. _ _
Woman’s Charms Not Lasting.
The abundant smooth black tresses
of the Japanese woman may be said
to form her chief beauty. Unfortu
nately, however, her hair invariably
thins after 30.
London Kept Well Washed.
Last year upward of 42,000.000 gal
lons of water were used in washing
the streets and courts in the city of
Living is High in Spain.
The cost of living has doubled in
Spain in the last few years and emi
gration Is increasing rapidly.
Many a man who wouldn't even
think of making a wife of his cook
has no scruples about making a cook
of his wife.
The church service that doe* not
stretch out on to the street only
serves the devil.
Cavalry of the west coast of Mada
gascar ride oxen.
Rusty pipes do not enrich the water
It is better to be envied than edu
A man may be loud and yet not say
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