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American Woman Leads
In Fight for Suffrage
Mrs. Hannah Smith, 75 Years of Age,
Still Devoting Her Entire Time to
Cause of Her Sex—Author of
New York.—The woman's suffrage
fight >n England, which is costing the
domestic peace of so many of the cab
inet ministers whose wives are ardent
suffragists, is led by a quiet, sweet
faced American Quaker, Hannah
Whitehall Smith, who has lived in
England many years and has a tre
mendous influence in the woman’s
movement. Mrs. Smith will soon cel
ebrate her seventy-flflh birthday. She
is in constant touch with the smallest
details of the suffrage cause, and few
moves in the campaign are made
without her advice and sanction.
Hannah Whitehall Smith and her
Quaker husband went to England
shortly after the American civil war.
They were both preachers gifted with
eloquence and much common sense,
cultivated and possessed of social
charms, and rich in this world's goods.
They made friends rapidly in the most
exclusive society, and some of the
fini3t old country homes in England
we:* thrown open for their religious
gatherings. The numbers attracted by
the two Quakers grew to be thousands,
persons coming from as far as Paris
and Berlin to hear them. Before go
ing to Europe Mrs. Smith had writ
ten “The Christian's Secret of a Happy
Life," vhieh had already had an enor
mous sale in America, but it now be
came famous all over the world, and I
was translated into 27 different lan- !
Her husband dying, Mrs. Smith
chose to remain in England perma-,
nentlv. She bougut a house in London
in the district of Westminster and a
lovely old-fashioned place in the coun
try. a few miles out of London, iu Sus
sex, where a large number of well-to
do literary folk have comfortable
homes. With her two daughters, who
are graduates of Smith college, found
ed by n relative of the family in Amer
ica, Mrs. Smith has been for years j
a distinguished member of London so
ciety. The elder daughter married a j
well-known art critic and spends most
of her time in Florence.
The younger daughter is the wife of
Hon. Bertrand Russell, brother and !
heir to the eccentric Earl Russell, who
was convicted of bigamy a few years
ago by his peers in the house of lords, ;
the lac.y in the case being a dashing !
American widow, formerly a seam
stress in the home of Mrs. Whitehall
Smith and her daughters. She is now |
recognized as Countess Russell, for-!
malitios of divorce having been com
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Mrs. Whitehall Smith practices the
principles of democracy which she
preaches, and both she and Mrs. Ber
trand Russell are ardent liberals iq
practice and well-seasoned fighters, es
pecially for suffrage. Mrs. Rusesll has
made her democratic ideas so obnox
ious to her husband's distinguished
relative, the duke of Bedford, that ha
and the duchess will not have anything
to do with her. After Earl Russell's
numerous escapades had turned hirr
—out ol fashionable society, the Bed
fords looked to Bertrand Russell ts
take the lead in his family branch in
the exclusive set at court. But the in
fluence of his beautiful American wife,
who has charms and money in addi
tion, nave won the day, and the duke
and duchess have washed their hands
A few years ago Mrs. Smith and
Mrs. Russell established a home in
London for factory girls, and to this
they have given a great deal of theli
HANNAH WHITEHALL SMITH.
(American Who is Leading Woman's
Suffrage Fight in England.)
time. ilrs. Russell opened classes fer
the git Is and taught them herself, but
not being satisfied with her knowledge
of the factory conditions under which
the girls worked, she disguised herself
and for a month worked in the facto
ries. She went from one to another,
assisted by a few of her girls who wer»
in the secret, and as a result of her in
vestigations, wrote a series of articles
or the North American Review which
attracted widespread attention.
Mrs. Whitehall Smith thinks the
woman's movement in England needs
all her time and strength, and she
never expects to return to America to
live. She is a woman of striking ap
pearance, handsome anu commanding,
with all the dignity and gentleness of
Wellman’s Motor Bi
cycle for Use in North
Touring Sled Built for Explorer foT
Use in Arctic Country—De
scription of Machine.
New York.—Before leaving for
Paris to arrange for the construction
of his polar airship. Waiter Wellman
sent a representative to interview the
automobile people of the country, se
lect the best and make a contract
for the building of a trial motor tow
ing machine. The experience was
disheartening. Almost every promi
nent concern had more orders on
hand than could be filled, in which
there was an assured profit, and to
undertake an experimental machine
, THE MOTOR BICYCLE SLED.
such as Wellman wanted “would
throw the entire factory out of its
After weeks of vain effort Well
man's representative returned to
Washington, enlisted the interest and
cooperation of Charles M. Miller &
Bro.. who detailed George W. Wells,
an automobile expert and a man of
much originality of thought, to build
the machine. In a stable in an alley
way in the northeast part of the city,
where the desired secrecy could be
had, the work was begun and finished.
The motor and tricar frame used
were secured from a motor bicycle
maker, but everything else was con
structed by hand under Mr. Wells.
The motor is of four and one-half
horsepower. It is intended for tow
ing solely and not for speed, and
therefore is geared low. The machine
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can travel from two to thirty miles
an hour over smooth ice.
The runners used are of two pairs
of Norwegian “ski,” both having seen
actual service in the north on Well
man’s two former trips and having
been worn by Wellman himself. The
wood is therefore seasoned and can
be relied upon. They are reenforced,
however, with sheet iron, underneath
which are steel runners or skates.
The front "ski” are the guides; the
rear ones being used to take some
of the weight from the tractive or
driving wheel when soft snow is en
countered, which is frequent enough
in the frozen north to make such a
The driving wheel is quite an inter
esting bit of mechanism, and is Mr.
Wells' invention. It is constructed
entirely of steel except for the rub
ber tire. The width of the wheel
proper is about six inches, on the
outer edge of which are broad teeth
that are to give'the power in the snow
or soft ice. In the center is a penu
matic tire of rubber two inches wide.
This is covered with steel wire to
prevent puncture, and this latter is
covered with a strip of leather which
is filled with sharp steel teeth about
the size of the head of an ordinary
screw, that will grip the hardest ice
and, as Mr. Wells put It, will climb
the side of a house.
Sunshine Helps Sugar Cane.
The effect of sunshine on sugar
growing is said by the New Orleans
Picayune to make the crop more pro
ductive. Thus Spain has become ar.
successful with beet-sugar growing
as with her established cane-sugar in
dustry, notwithstanding an arid cli
mate. On the other hand, the storms
and fogs that envelop the British is
lands are said to have prevented the
development of the beet-sugar indus
try there. England's annual average
hours of sunshine are only 1,400
j while Spain has 3,000 hours.
As small Tommy was about to climb
into his chair at the dinner table his
mother said; “Are your hands clean
“ 'Course they are,” answered Tom
my. “If you don’t believe It, look at
To Test the Duty on Jewels.
Government Will Carry Controversy
Over String of Pearls to Fed
New York.—The United States gov
ernment, through the treasury depart
ment, has decided to discover, by
means of a federal court decision, the
exact basis upon which the duties im
posed on gems and jewels imported
into this country may be levied. There
is a nice point of discrimination in the
classification of imported gems, and
the customs authorities fix the rate
according to the class in which, in
their judgment, an importation be
longs. For instance, the duty on un
matched, unmounted or uncut gems is
only ten per cent., while that on
matched or mounted jewels is 60 per
The customs authorities, through
their agents abroad, as well as from
their observations at this port, have
been a wain for a long time that great
quantities Of gems and pearls have
found their way Into this country un
der payment of the ten per cent, duty
when, in their estimation, the higher
rate should have been levied. The mat
ter of discrimination must often be
based on personal observation and
judgment alone, where there is nc
ouside proof to indicate that the valu
able declared' had been taken apart
after purchase abroad and brought
here unmatched or unmounted for the
sole purpose of evading payment of
the higher rate.
It is said that the test case to be
brought by the government concerns
60 pearls of great value, purchased in
Paris by William B. Leeds, the rail
road man, as a gift for his wife.
Much Coal in Natal.
At the industries commission re
cently held at Vryheld, Natal, It was
stated that thousands of millions ot
tons of coal equal In quality to any
yet mined in Africa existed within a
rauius of 30 miles of the town.
CALLS MARRIAGE AN INCIDENT.
Miss Louise Lee Hardin, who as president of the National Business Wom
an's League declared that marriage is becoming a mere incident in a woman’)
life, belongs to a prominent Kentucky family and is the originator of "Horn)
Coming Week,” inaugurated in Louisville June 13. She was chosen inaid of
honor for Jefferson county for the occasion.
BLACKENED WITH TURTLES
And the Skipper Has the Latitude
and Longitude to Prove
“Yes. sir.” remarked Capt. Quick, of
the steamer El Alba, which reached
port from Galveston, "The sea was sim
ply black with turtles. There must
have teen a million of them—mon
sters. too, and many were so covered
with barnacles that they looked like
they were hundreds of years old. For
a time we thought that they had keen
hurled up from the bottom of the sea
by an earthquake.
“It v.as in latitude 35 degrees and 40
minutes, longitude 3G degrees and 30
minutes, that we ran into the field of
turtles. As they scraped along the iron
sides of the vessel, they sounded like
tugs. One big fellow kept alongside
for some time. He was over six feet
long and five feet broad and had bar
nacles all over him. We tried to catch
one of them, but they wouldn't bite.”
COING TO PLANT LOBSTERS
A Vermont Farmer Who Thought His
Land Just About Right
"I was up in northern Vermont about
the first of May,” saia the Boston in
surance angent, “and one day 1 had a
farmer drive me across tne country be
tween two towns. In our conversation
he told me that he had 40 acres of land,
BY A MODERN SOLOMON.
Little Business Axioms That Are
Needed in Every Day
Never go into business with rela
tives. They'll skin you. even it' you get
St. Petet for doorkeeper and the re
cording angel for the bookkeeper.
Beware of false profits! A penny
overcharged may cause you to lose a
When you hear a man say, “Do oth
ers before they do you,” look out for
him. He is one of the evildoers!
When you are down take knocks
without howling. But when you get
up again just sock it to your enemy
with compound interest.
Mark Twain says, “Be good, and you
will be lonesome!” Your Uncle Solo
“Better be alone in good company
than sociable in bad!”
The ready lender generally finds out
that when he gets broke there is a
great deal of truth in the old saying
that “He who goes a-borrowing goes
Paste this over your desk! If you
haven’t a desk, on your looking-glass! '
If you haven’t a looking-glass, over
your bed! if you haven't a bed, wear
it next to your heart! Be sure to
keep i: by you, so that you may re
member, a dollar is your best friend! '
Never answer advertisements that
promise to pay you $30 a week for 1
sitting home, doing nothing! Save
COL. DUPONT ELECTED SENATOR.
1. ! I
The Delaware legislature elected Col. Henry A. Dupont United States sena
tor for the constitutional term beginning March 3, 1905. Col. Dupont is 68 years
old and is a native of Delaware. He is the head of the great powder works
bearing his name and is very wealthy. He served throughout the war of the
rebellion and was awarded a congressional medal of honor. Col. Dupont
resigned from the army in 1875. He was president and general manager of the
Wilmington & Northern Railroad company from 1879 to 1899.
but owing to its sterility he could
hardly make a living. In a joking way.
and supposing he would take it as a
joke, 1 asked:
“ Why don’t you plant the whole
thing to gondolas?’
“ ‘Yes, I might,’ he mused, ‘but I
think I have got a better thing—some
thing that will pay big after two or
“‘Ana what is that?’
“ 'There was a feller up here from
Cape Cod the other day and he told me
that it was just the place to grow lob
sters, and he's going to send me up
half a dozen to begin with next fall.’
“ ’Did he give you any statistics
‘•‘Figures, you mean? All the said
was that they took care of themselves,
kept skunks away and sold for 50 cents
apiece as soon as they were big enough
to climb trees. That’s good enough
for ine.‘ ”
Glass is usually thought of as a
typical non-conductor or insulator, of
electricity. But some kinds of glass
are very good conductors of electricity.
Mr. C. E. S. Phillips, of Shooter’s Hill,
England, has produced in his labora
tory a glass which readily conducts
electridty, and which, he thinks, may
prove useful for the windows and cases
of electrostatic instruments. This
glass possesses about 36 times the con
ductivity of common soda glass. But
it is said that there is no particular
difficulty in producing flint glass with
as graat conductivity as that just men
The duke of Devonshire possesses
Claude Lorrainels “Book of Truth.”
It is worth six times as much as tjie
“Mazarin” Bible, the most valuable
book in the British museum. The late
duke refused an offer of $100,000 for it.
your stamps and your common sense.
The ;>ost office hasn’t cornered all the
Never run from a policeman or a
dog. They’ll think you are guilty
wht.uer you are or not! Then you
are sure to get a clubbing or a biting,
no matter how little you may deserve
it. There are times when it pays to
stand still.—American Magazine.
Old Vets’ Chaplain.
Dr. J. W. Sayers, of Philadelphia, has
just been reelected chaplain of the
Grand Army of the Republic in Penn
sylvania, this being his thirty-fifth con
secutive term in that position. He
served with company B of the One
Hundred and Twenty-second Pennsyl
vania volunteers during the civil war
and participated in many battles with
the army of the Potomac.
Sued in Bloomsbury, England, for
the balance of an account for an ad
vertisement In a weekly paper, a court
dressmaker contended that the terms
of her agreement had not been ful
filled, viz., that she was to receive a
notice weekly in “Answers to Corre
spondents,” such as “Dear Matilda, the
best place for you to get the hat is
Fifty members are already enrolled
in the Pocahontas society, recently
formed in Washington. Members must
prove their descent from the Indian
maiden and her English husband
There is to be a "Pocahontas day” at
the. Jamestown exposition, where the
society will hold first place.
Forbidden by Law.
Prospective Buyer—“I’m sure I gtit
a bite.” Agent—"I can’t understaad
it; there is a town ordinance to muzzle
mosquitoes”—hT v Sun.
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
June 1, 11 a. m.—It is five years to
day since I even opened my Birthday
At first—after it was all over—1
couldn’t bear to see or to touch the
little book; then when that feeling;
had dulled, I forgot all about it.
But t.hi3 morning, I came across the
volume which holds the flamboyant
fancies from 17 to 20; and a mood has
seized me that after five years I will
again turn to my paper confidant.
Poor littie book! you are. faded and
yellow on the margins; like your wri
ter—the worse for wear! From 17 to
25 is a long, long while!
Who could help growing the worse
I don't suppose that many jilted wo
men of 25 can smile with perpetual
It is a marvelously ugly word to
write; but as a Birthday Diary de
mands the truth. I may not scratch it
Yes, at 20 I loved madly, riotously,
and wonderfully—oh, God! how fuii of
real romance I was!—and at 21 I had
to teach myself to leave off loving!
I didn't think I should ever learn
the lesson; but I suppose I have—now.
1 almost wish now that I had entered
In the Birthday Diary how my lover
gave me up. There was nothing par
ticularly original about the proceeding
ar the way it was done, but for all 'hat
It was worth remembering.
It was after dinner. I was sitting in
my boudoir waiting for him instead of
going to the theater with the others,
because he had wired that he wanted
to see me alone.
That wire had made me so happy
“It is because he just wants to sit
tvith his arms around me; he and I
luite by ourselves,” I thought with
glad conceit as I got into his favorite
With curious punctuality (he was
lsually late on every occasion) George
irrived. His mouth looked straight and
;et as he entered the room, but when
t was pressed against my own in the
most passionate greeting he had ever
given me, 1 forgot its almost cruel
When 1 had drawn back after that
iwift, spontaneous kiss, George did not
nake any effort to come near me
"I have come to tell you,” he began, !
ooking more Napoleonic than I had
tver seen him—"I have come to say, I
Delia, that my people want—me—to—
narry—a woman—with—a great—deal
-more—money — titan — you — will— f
iver—have. I had better confess it all, I
Oh it's no good writing down the
CAME THROUGH THE TREES.
ugly history of debt and difficulty, the
mercenary edicts of a snobbish family
full of generals, admirals, unpaid bills
and self-importance, and the pitiful,
cowardly weakness of a man wirn a
firm jaw and Napoleonic profile!
Details are nothing; it's only results
that matter, and the results are in my
heart and on my face!
This moruing when I woke I looked 1
In the glass, just as X looked on the !
day I began my Birthday Diary— I
eight years ago!
At first there didn’t seem to be much
difference; but then gradually I under- j
stood why my only friends are clevsr,
staid spinsters or sensible married
women, and my only admirers livery
colonels or prudent people who would
be likely to study insurance prospsc
A "woman” of five-and-twenty!
I remember how I used to revei in
the term “woman" while I was young
enough tor it to be absurd when ap
plied to myself; but now, oh! I'd give i
anything if people would oniy spon
taneously call me a “girl!”
It seems ages since 1 was called a
“girl” by anyone except mamma (she
of course will call me one when I’m
90!). 1 am always a “nice little wom
an,” a "clever woman like yourself,”;
“you who are such a charming wo
I don’t want to be a woman—not
“nice,” "clever,” nor "charm ng!”
I’d give all my reputation for say .ng i
smart things, being accomplished end
well-read, and for dressing well, ir 1
could just be a silly, vain, shy, arro
gant "girl” again.
But no—“youth's sweet-scented man
uscript” has closed f>* me.
I am 25—I am "ciever”—I am lone
ly—I am admired—I am unloved!
And even Dolf (the boy-lover who
has faithfully remembered my birth
days all these years) forgets me now.
To-day Is the first time since we
said good-by on my seventeenth birth
day that no gift has arrived from the
1 expect I shall hear by the next
mail that he has taken unto himself a
wife—some young fresh-skinned thing
sent straight over from home in order
to test the Anglo-Indian marriage mar
ket before she runs the gamut of ex
pensive i^ondon seasons.
Poor Dolf! He was full of all a
boy’s passionate fidelity.
*‘I shall never, never forget you ol
leave off loving you all my life!"
Sometimes 1 can hear those words as
he said them that wonderful June 1,
just eight years ago, when I was full
of child-girlhood's arrogance.
Perhaps then—oh! here comes some
one to break my solitude! Cannot they
leave me alone with my birthday
6 p. m.—Although I never believed
that this birthday entry would divide
itself into two halves, like some of the
others, nevertheless, it has done so.
I began my diary on the river—I
conclude it in the bedroom (such a
tiny bungalow bedroom, where my din
ner frock is laid out ready).
The “some one’’ who came through
the trees to break the solitude of my
birthday thoughts was—Dolf!
The boy-lover, bronzed and grown
into a strong, almost stern-looking,
"1 thought I would bring your pres
I ent myself this year. Delia," were his
first words, as he stepped into the
punt and dropped a packet into my
i In a strange, inexplicable way I
wasn't surprised to see him; It almost
seemed as though the water and the
wind and the birds had prepared me
I for his coming.
"I—I—thought you had f-f-forgouen
j me this year,” I stammered, tearing
the string and paper off the packet.
"I told you eight years ago that 1
should never, never forget you," he
answered quietly, as I raised the lid of
a small cardboard box, and—
iucic v> as my uii uuiay gin:
Another gold heart—just like the ona
he had given me when I was 17!
“I have come home to give you my
heart over again. Will you take it this
Then 1 realized that there are s ime
men who “never forget"—and thank
God for them!
“But, Dolf, I have changed so much
—let me move into the sunlight here,
so that you can really see my face;
and remember, I powder—now! . . .
No, no, you must hear me! I have
loved some one very much, and—and
he gave me up. (Jilted me. Dolf!)
You will be only taking the leavings of
another man; you can’t want me—
Dolf, you can’t want me!”
With a tender smile on his face,
Dolf took both my hands in his.
“Yes, dear, I can want you, and 1 do
want you,” he answered; “I have want
ed you all these years—lonely, blazing
years, Delia; and in my own way I've
been praying ail ths time that seme
day we might be together.”
A sudden feeling of resentment
rushed over me (perhaps his prayers
had been responsible for my being
loved—and left!); but then as I saw
the great honesty of his eyes, nothing
but thankfulness and humility re
mained in my heart.
“If you really mean It, Dolf, i—I
am ready; but it is a risk for a man to
pick up broken threads after eight
years,” I said.
“It is no risk, because, with me, the
threads have never been dropped.”
Then he bent down and kissed my
hand. . . .
Now the second gold heart (I lost
the first one years ago! > is hanging
round my neck, and everyone knows
we are going to be married.
We h.ive been up to the houseboat,
and Erica has kissed and cried over us
both, and mamma is so happy, too.
Everyone seems happy, and—surely
it can't be true—but U it that I am
happy as well?
It would be wonderful if it were so,
but (I sit opposite the glass as I write)
it almost looks like it.
I caught myself smiling without
knowing it, and the smile has taken
away that long line; I’ll put on my
white frock and—and—why, to-ntght
I believe I can bear to wear roses!
Ah! there is Dolf; he is calling to
me from the garden below. . .
“When are you coming down, you
vain little girl!”
tfot "clever woman”—but just “vain
At last I have come back to my heri
tage. I am 25—but some one has
called me a "girl.”
It is very dear to be loved, and my
thankfulness is great.
Please God, the future will be all
right—I think it will!
Where are the roses?
I’ll put one in my hair, and a cluster
on my breast.
Yes, Dolf, I am coming!
A little girl!!!
FABULOUS INDIAN LEGEND.
Grandfather of All Mosquitoes Ap
peased His Appetite with a
Redman or Two.
There are pretty big mosquitoes in
the world, but if report be true they
have greatly degenerated in sizw and
strength since the day3 when this le
gend was believed by many tribes of
The grandfatner of all mosquitoes
lived in the neighborhood of Onon
daga, N. Y. When he grew hungry he
would sally forth and eat an Indian
or two and pick his teeth with their
ribs. The Indians had no arms that
would prevail against this monster so
they called upon the Holder of Heavens
to come down. Finding that he had
met his match in this person the mos
quito flew eastward, sought help from
the witches that inhabited the Green
lake, and had reached Lake Onongaga
when his pursuer came up and killed
As his blood poured forth on the
sand each drop became a smaller mos
qulto. They gathered abfcut the Hold
er of the Heavens and stung him so
truelly that he half repented the ser
leuheJmd rendered to the Indians
The Tuscaroras say that two of the
mosquitoes stood on opposite sides of
the Seneca river and slew all who
passed. Hiawatha killed them A
reservation stone marks the plaee
where the Holder rested during his
chase, and tracks were until lately
seen south of Syracuse alternated with
the footprints of the mosquito These
footprints were shaped like those of
a bird, and were 20 Inches long These
marks were revered by the Indians Tor
many years. ur
Last year there were 39,2n ooo of
matches, sold In France. brtSTtaS
that nations treasury 13.216.950, this
being a state monopoly.
TO SAVE HARD LABOR.
Bare Table at Breakfast and Lunch
Saves Tablecloths—How to
Keep Table Nice.
A bare table at breakfast and
luncheon lessens the weekly wash,
which is always an interesting and
often a burdensome item in the one
Square linen plate doilies are at
each cover, two larger ones, also
square, lie diamondwise through the
center of the table. Between their
points is a smaller round or square
doily upon which stands the center
piece of ferns or other growing
The hemstitched doilies are con
venient for both the plates and cen
terpieces. since they are much easier
laundered than the figured varieties.
One set of the latter is an addition
for special occasions.
By this arrangement one table
cloth lasts about five days, which al
lows only three In two weeks to be
laundered. The small doillies are
more easily laundered than a table
cloth, and more satisfactorily turned
out at the hands of the inexperi
To protect the table there may be
cut from sheets of asbestos, pieces
round, square or oblong, as the case
may be. to fit under the various
A little rubbing of the table with a
flannel cloth twice a week keeps it
in perfect condition.—Chicago Trib
NOTES ON THE FASHIONS.
Black Silk Gloves for Day and Those
Matching the Gown the Proper
Caper for Evening.
The fashionable woman now wears
black glace kid gloves with all her
gowns in the day time, but for even
ing she wears gloves that exactly
match her dress. The only exception
to this i;. the white glove or flesh color,
both of which are worn a great deai
in the evening.
Glove trimmings are very important
this season, for they are so pretty and
so unusual. A great many of the
gloves are hand embroidered, and these
hand embroidered gloves, in silk or
lisle, are very much the mode. And,
of course, with all gloves there are
bracelets worn. The bracelet is a
thing that is taken for granted.
The wearing of bracelets of different
design is one of the summer ideas,
and as it is not an expensive fashion,
the woman who is trying to dress pret
tily can take it up. For a moderate
sum she can get a beautiful bracelet
of antique design which will be iu
good taste and suitable for wear with
The wearing of antique jewels is one
of the summer fashions, and antique
bracelets, dinner rings and garilets
The whole idea is that the costume
must match throughout, and that any
amount of ingenuity must be em
ployed to secure this result. This is
the fashion, not only in this country,
but in London.
The new materials of summer show
a tendency toward the tiny figure, and
there are very many that are sprigged
and flowered and daintily designed in
floral pattern.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Dry buckwheat applied liberally to
grease spots on carpets will readily
To clean zinc dip a piece of cotton
rag in paraffin and rub the zinc with it
until all dirt is removed. Rinse well
with clean water and dry with a clean
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stirred into the first water in which
gray or buff linen is washed it will
prevent its spotting; it will also pre
vent colors running in cambrics and
muslins, and is will not affect the soft
ness of the water.
TO PREVENT RUST.—Heat the ar
ticles well and rub in thoroughly com
mon beeswax. Then rub well with a
cloth until the wax is well rubbed in.
Knives, tin or iron kettles or any ar
ticle which will rust have been kept
for years in this manner.
The loofahs or dried vegetable
sponges which one buys at the drug
gist's for a small sum. make excellent
wash cloths. With a sharp pair of
shears cut the loofah in two crosswise,
and again through the middle. The
outer surface is smoother than the in
ner, but some people like a rough face
cloth. The little sponges are good also
to wash fine glass and china.
White chiffon washes perfectly, but
a better way to clean it is by a dry
method. Use tv^o quarts of finely pow
dered starch to one of powdered borax.
Spread the chiffon on a clean muslin,
and rub the mixture well Into it. Shake
this out, and sprinkle liberally with
clean flour and borax: cover and leave
over night; the next day brush and
shake every particle of powder from
the chiffon. It should be found quite
Sift two cupfuls of pastry flour, one
teaspoonful of salt and four teaspoon
fuls of baking powder together; rub
Into this with the tips of the fingers
one tablespoonful of butter, mix to a
soft dough with three-fourths of a
cupful of thin cream, toss on a lightly
floured board, pat and roll one-fourth
Inch thick, cut with biscuit cutter,
place a large seeded raisin or the half
of a stoned date on one-half the circle,
brush the edges with cream, fold over,
press the edges firmly together, brush
the top with milk or butter, and bake
on a buttered sheet In a hot oven for
15 minutes. Fruit may be placed on
top of the rolls also If desired.
. Pongee in Demand.
Just at present the material most in
demand is pongee, in all its different
qualities and colorings. House dresses,
handsome reception gowns, coat and
Bklrt costumes, traveling dresses—it
does not seem to matter for what
purpose, so varied are the spring and
Bummer models in pongee and rajah
Ma3h a quart of raspberries, cover
with a pound of sugar, and add the
luice of a large lemon. Stand for two
hours, then squeeze hard through
Doarse muslin. Turn into a freezer
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