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FOR WOMAN AND HOME.
General Items of Interest for Maids and
Matrons. The Home.
Her mlnO'B n Garden, whero do grow
Swoct thoughts Ulo poslea In a row;
Iler soul is as some lucent star,
That shines upon us from afar;
Her heart's nn ocean, wldo nml deep,
Whoro swirling waves of passion sweep.
Aye, deeper than the- deepest nca,
And wide as woman's mystery;
O, man, the mariner, beware
Vet will I chat.ca a shipwreck thero.
Robert Lovoman in Cosmopolitan.
Hint from rrl.
Tho dress represented la the Illus
'latlon la of red cloth and has thrco
InJtatlon flounces, with Indentations
edgod with velvet. The hodico is also
adorned with averlapplng "decou
puros" of rounded Bhape, an tho front,
which opens ovor a baslB of embroid
ered whlto volvct, is embroidered with
sllvor and nllvor thread. Tho collar la
of whlto volvot and tho cravat of point
d Veniso. This dress is by Deer.
New York Horald.
Stuttering I Contatr'ntas.
According to Dr. Gulzmaun, whoso
report has boon adopted and published
by the German govornmont, Involun
tary mimicry plays a great part in
stuttering. ' Like yawning, It is catch
ing. Tho quicker a child Is, and tho
more imitative, tho moro apt it Is to
luliVc any defects ot speech on tho
part of those by whom It Is surround
ed. Conclusive evldcnco ot tho con
itaglous naturo ot stuttering Is to bo
found In tho tact that tho number ot
stutterers in a school increases stead
ily as tho children pass upward from
closa to class. In tho public schools
of Berlin, for wtamplo, tho number of
stuttorors among tbo children In tho
lower class was .52 per cent ot tho
total strength of tho clas3. This pro
portion roso from yoar to year as tho
ehudr passed upward In tho cduca
tlocil scalo until In the higher doss
IN STYLE OF FIGURES.
tho percentage was discovered to bo
1.C1, or more than threo times tho
number found when tho samo children
wcro In the lowest class.
How to 1'roicnt CourIiIiik.
Tho following is from a doctor con
nectcd with an Institution In whicn
thero aro many children: "Thero U
nothing moro irritable to n cough than
coughing. For somo time I had been
so fully assured of this that I deter
mined for ono mlnuto at least to l03
sen tho number of coughs heard in a
certain ward In n hospital of tho In
stitution. By tho promise of rowards
and punishments I succeeded in In
ducing them to simply hold thoir
breath when tempted to cough, and in
a llttlo while I was mysolf surprised
to sco how somo of tho children en
tirely recovered from tho disease Con
stant coughing Is precisely llko
scratching a wound on tho outsldo of
tho body; so long as It Is done tho
wound will not heal. Let a person
when tempted to cough draw a long
breath and hold it until It warms and
soothes every nir coll, and some bene
fit will soon bo received from this
process. Tho nitrogen which Is thus
refined acta as an anodyne to tho mu
cous mombrano, allaying tho dcslro to
cough and giving tho throat and lungB
a cbnnco to heal. At tho samo time
a suitable medicine will aid naturo in
her efforts to rccuporato.
Little Girl's Frock.
A pretty autumn frock for a little
girl Is mado of navy bluo wool, dotted
Tho alcoves, which aro slightly wrin-
klcd, hayo a rufllo over tbo shoulders.
Tho collar, waistbands and eash aro
of red ribbon. Tho Latest.
It is not generally understood that a
largo number ot plants with which wo
are familiar contain poison moro or
t09Wo e ocy Bl
less deadly, according to tho quantity
consumed. A vory small pi ceo of tli
bulb of n nnrclssus may causo doath.
Tho leaves, flowors, roots and bark ot
tho oleander aro deadly, indeed the
cntiro plant is dangerous to lifo. Tho
jonquil and hyacinth aro poisonous.
Peach and cherry pita contain prusslo
acid enough to kill, and yew berrica
nro rcsponsiblo for serious Iosb ot life.
Most pcoplo know that tho lobollas are
dangerous, but that tho lady sllppor
poisons in the samo way as Ivy Is
known to but few. Tho bulba.of llliea
ot tho valley aro poisonous. Crocuses
must bo handled with caro by certain
persons. The catalpa has poisonous
qualities, and to popples, especially
the partly ripened scod podB, aro a
crlbed many deaths among children.
Don't "Show Off tho Iluy.
Ono ot tho most important rules la
that which demands perfect quiet tor
baby during the first months ot its
Dablcs aro fussed ovor, talked to, and
handled into a stnto which Is suro to
lcavo tho norves ot tho child la a
thoroughly wrought-up condition.
Tho less notlco outsldo Its physical
'needs given tho tiny one during the
first year ot Us sojourn horo bolow tho
Allow tho llttlo framo to becomo no
customed to tho strain upon it so
necessary when making the acquaint
ance ot this restless, rioting world ot
It Is wiso to continue this whole
some neglect through childhood.
though very many mothers Imaglno
n M,n.i i rn,irn,i , ir it ia nn
pushed ahead a llttlo each day whllo
it Is in tho nursory.
I3aby is compelled to mako frlonds
with every jstrangor who appears.
It Is kissed whon it wants to be
If It has a cunning trick It Is coaxed
and teased into exhibiting it.
As baby grows older tho same meth
ods aro pursued; tho, poor child is
marshaled Into tho dining room to ho
put through Its paces; play Is Inter-
ruptod, and tho llttlo ono frottod into
a stato of nervousness that brings too
often a punishment that is undesorvod.
When your smiling friend, asks ln
dulcet tones to "seo the baby," do not
hesitate to say "No," especially it she
Is merely a chance callor, ono ot many
who think it necessary to make tho
request out of politeness. There is al
ways somo good excuso for refusing to
put tho bnby through a succession ot
"shows," and unless sho is a special
friend tho chances are that your vis
itor will simply look upon the refusal
as spnrlng her an infliction, and the
baby will bo all the hotter for his com
Six bananas, naif a cup ot powdered
cagar, Ju!ce of two oranges, one g.
two rupa vT ehrcWvfl hoat biscuit
rrurons. Cut bananas Into halves I
crosswise, sprlnklo with powdered su
gar and turn over them the orange
Juice. Lot stand ln cool place for an
hour, turning occasionally until all are
flavored with tho orange. Roll in egg,
thon In the crumbs, and fry la hot fat.
Servo with orange sauco. Strain tho 1
sirup left aftor tho bananas have been
removed, but in saucopan; when it
has reached tho boiling point add two stay till tomorrow mornfn',"
tablespoonfuls of corn starch, wot with "Villains!" cried Miss Comfort, ro
a llttU cold water. Cook until thick ' oovorlug hor voice nt last, "how dare
and clear, thon add half a toaspoonful . yon conio back, I say como back.
ot orango extract. j am your mi8trc3a' aunt."
"Driver, la this Hemlock Hollow? 1
ay, driver, whero nro you taking mo
And Miss Comfort Dlkcman, with
her head thrust out of tho stago-coaclt
window, oyed tho lonoly ravlno with n
gtnnco of distrust.
Sho wan n llttlo, brown-faced old la
dy, In a bombazluo dress, Just the color
ot her fnlso front, a quilled Mlk hood,
edged with fur, a scarlet woolen scarf
and nn umbrolla. which might have
como out of tho ark Itself, no nntlquo
and ponderously fashioned was it.
And her spectacjes glimmered In tho
twilight of tho early winter oveulng
llko mlnlaturo moons.
"Yes'm," tho driver grufTly nnawerod
from his elevated situation; "this
oro's tho Hollow."
"It's n dreadfully lonely spot," said
"Well, I never heard It called very
lively," said Joseph Jones. "Como up,
Whltcfont wha' o 'bout?"
"Aro thero auy bears or hyenas In
theso woods?" hc.tltutcd Mis Dike-
"Bless your heart, ma'ntn, nol
Hain't been theso twenty year! Here's
tho road that leads up to Squlro Ton
Bonby's, If that'H whoru you'ro go
In'." And ho drew roln opposlto a grass
gr.wn road, which wound Its way into
"I n'poso they'll bo down horo, nomo
on 'cm, to meet you," said ho, as ho
helped Miss Comfort Dlkcman to terra
(lrma. "I'd wait a spoil, fit I wasn't
behind with tho I'cckvlllo malls,
"Oh, It Isn't necessary at nil!" said
Miss Dlkoman, looking rather rorlorn
ly, nnd taking up her carpet bag and
bundle. "I can soon wnllc thero."
"It Is n llttlo lonesome" tho thought,
"but It will bo ho nlco to surrrlso Ma
rian nnd tho girls."
And Rho turned and lxEan to trudge
up tho hill, with now resolution.
"It's a long wny," said Miss Com
fort, dolofully, to horsolf, but Just then
a friendly red star glowed through tho
network ot boughs tho light from tho
crlmson-curtnlned windows ot tho ofd
Ponsonhy mansion! And Miss Com
fort Dlkcman took courngo and plod
ded brnvcly on.
"Oh, mamma, I'm suro I heard boiuo
ono step on tho piazza floor. And do
henr Rover barking! Mamma, do you
think It's a burglar?"
"Don't bo n gooso, child," said Mrs.
Ponsonhy, but EHlo could hcq her
mother's startled glanco toward tho
"Mamma, you'ro novor going to open
tho door," as a llttlo knock camo to tho
panels without. "llcmotnbor wo aro all
nlono In the house. Wo may bo robbed
or murdered! Ob, dear, dcrir, why dl!
"RUFFIAN. UNHAND MH!"
papa go away and lcavo us nil alono?
Why didn't ho at least wait until the
hoys wcro homo from collcgo?" and
Efllo Ponsonby clung hysterically to
her mother's arm.
("Aro thoy never coming to lot mo
In?" Miss Comfort Dlkoman thought,
with chattering teeth nnd 11030 dyed
! n ocruloan bluo. "I'vo n great mind
! to. MP ln attb wnws and co
what thcy'ro all about.")
"Ring tho dinner boll.mamma," orlod
Efllo. "Patrick will bo euro to hoar.
Papa said if anything happonod wo
wcro to ring tho dlnnor boll out ot tho
back window. Oh, run, mamma
("Toa's roady," Bald Miss Comfort,
already, In hor Imagination, sn I fling
tho Chlnoso fragrance "Thoio goes
But whon Mrs. Ponsonby camo back,
herself nervous nnd alarmed, sho
found Efllo in a stato of wild torror.
"Mamma, mamma, t was a ghost I"
sho shrieked, "with a bloody marl: up
on Its throat, and groat livid oyesl 1
saw It myself ftt that vory window!"
"Eflle, I'm astonished at you," said
Mrs. Ponsonby, trying to apeak collect
edly. "A ghost, Indeed I Hush, control
yourself, Efllo, I Insist. Patrick will
bo horo proscntly and then "
"HiuwV mammal" nnd Eflle held up
her plump lingers. "Oh, thank Provi
dence here ho comes now."
And Miss Comfort Dikeman, patient
ly waiting with carpet bag and um
brella for Eomo ono to come and lot
hor ln, wai nearly terrified out ot her
senses by heavy steps rushing across
the veranda, and a rough hand on her
"It's yourself, is It?" panted Patrick,
"frlghtonln' the ladles out o' thoir
elvln sensos, whon tho masthor ain't at
home. But I'll teach yes."
"Rufllan, unhand ma I" tragically
cried out Miss Comfort, In hor dismay;
but Patrick only pulled tho hardor.
"An' it's horo yc'z nro, as tight as a
trivet," chuckled Pat, as he drow ft
grating bolt outsldo: "an' horo yoz'U
"You'r Queon Victoria' aunt, nnd
grandmother to I ho popo, for nil I
know," Jeered tho irrovcrnnt Pat, and
away ho went, with his satellites, leav
ing our oldeily hcinlnti itlnno In tho
chill and darkness of her prison houso.
And pour Miss Comfort began to cry
as heartily as If uho weio sixteen In
stead of Hkty. Yes, tlieio had boon a
surprise, truly; but It wasn't altogether
an agrccnhlo one, nor was It on tho
"I'll never knvo a rent ot my money
to Marlon Ponsonby nor any ot her
tribe," said Aunt Comfort, viciously,
as tho sharp rhoumntlc 1Ihkm shot
through her ancient bones. "There's
no need for people to make hucIi tools
And then It occurred to hnr what ft
vory cnp-and-bolls sort of a position
she had put herself Into nnd sho wept
moro pllcounly than ever.
"I'm ro glad you chanced to como
"homo tonight, dear," suld Mrs. Pon
ponby, "becaUEo U'h very cold, nnd I
was fooling n llttlo unoasy about that
poor old agiant woman that Patrick
hns locked un In tho corn crib, iiho
might froczo to death!"
"Not vory likely." said tho nqulro.
"Hut If you say ho, I'll tako tho luutorn
nnd go nnd sec."
And then It happened thnt Aunt
Comfort ns awakened from a sort of
fotorlsh Hlumber by tho rod gleam ot
n lantern ncross her faco and Squlro
PoiiRonby's good uatuicd olco,
"I say, old lady," quoth ho, "look
Hut Mrs. Ponsonhy riiBhcd forward,
with clasped hands.
"Why, It's Aunt Comfort Dlkcmnnl"
nho hhrltilted; "my dear, dear Aunt
And thou ensued explanations, npol
ogles, reproaches, tears and Aunt
Cumfoit, tcEulvcd though nho wan to
disinherit Marian, relented at last,
"Well, I don't know that you wore
very much to blamo," sho admitted;
"but It wa'i vory disagreeable"
"Disagreeable!" echoed Mrs. Pon
sonhy. "Oh, deaf, dear aunty, I don't
know how you over lived through It.
Hut there's ono thing wo'll dhichorgo
thnt stupid idiot, Patrick, tomorrow!"
And so It was poor Pat, upon whoso
luckless head tho mirprlso camo at last
sharp, sudden nnd disagreeable.
"For I only did ns they tould mo,
nfther nil," said Pat.
KoIIkIoim Order the l'lillliilui.
Archbishop Dozal, at Manila, has
given tho world tho first clear exposi
tion of tho status of tho religious or
tlem in tho Phlllppino Islands. Ho de
clared that under tho now Btno ot
things theso orders must go, and hop
ed thnt tho Islands would neither re
main Spnnluh nor becorao absolutely
Independent. Tho prompt Interven
tion of n etroDg western power nlono
would save tho Islands from relapsing
into barbarism, For tho condition of
affairs prior to tho American occupa
tion ho laid tho chief blamo on tho Do
minicans, Augtuitlnlans and Francis
can Ilccolctnns, tho richest of tho or
ders, and next on tho Hcncdlctlucs
nnd Capuchins. In his opinion, ths
Jcsultn wcro comparatively blameless.
Theso orders woro not only Jealous of
each other, but quarrolsomo among
themselves, nnd In U10 persona of their
provlnclnhi engaged In unworthy nets
that increased tho disfavor in which
thoy wcro hold ncuornlly. SInco tho
coming ot tho Americans tho Spanish
ptlests on tho islands has been roducod
fully one-half, and scarcely COO romaln
cd. UI1111I Treei In Oltlos.
Several lurgo property owners in
Chicago havo received circulars from
tho Trco-Planllng association, whose
headquarters aro in Now York city,
urging thorn to plant tree? and thus
furnish moans ot needed shado ln hot
seasons to oomo. Tho appeal Issued
asserts that tho cooling effects of trcos
In cltloo aro recognizor both by scien
tists and laymen, and calb upon ail
owncra ot city property, but espcolally
tonement-housn proporty, to plane
shado troos In front of thoir buildings.
Tho association Insists that shado
from trees can bo obtained In a few
years It tho right sort of trooa aro
planted, nnd it offers to send froo to
nil Inquirers from Its offlco at Gl
Whlto street full Information as to
what trcos aro most suitable, whoro
to got them and what It co3ts to hnvo
them set out. Tho fall Js tho tlino
to plnnt trcon, so that persona who aro
willing to experiment according to
tho Troo-PIantlng associations sugges
tions should raalcothclr arrangements
Another Long-Volt Want.
"It's no uflo talkln'," aaid Mr. Corn
tossol ns ho knooked tho nshos out of
his plpo. "This gover'mont ain't run
right." "What's tho matter?" asked
tho neighbor. "Thoro ain't enough pco
plo to do tho work. Thoy'ro tryin' to
put too much on to tho war depart
ment, Whon it yas decided to have n
war tho war department applied fur
men nn' got 'cm; it went ahead an
licked tho Spaniards an' wound tho
business up In n fow months. War
wus easy. But If thoy want to open up
an offlco thnt won't havo anything but
buny days an' all kinds of troublo, let
'om make arrangements fur a peaco
department." Clovoland Leader,
A Rrlft-ht Outlook. t
Lady Whoro Is your son today,
Mrs, Murphy? I hopo ho isn't ill. Urn.
Murphy Suro, Mlko'a to bo moxrlod to
morry, ma'am, an' ho's gone to bed to
day whollo 01 washes his troosaw for
him. Ally Blopor.
All for Ono l'rlco.
"What a lovely new colffuro Miss
Oldtlmor has, Whcio did sho get tho
stylo?" "That comes with tho hair."
AN AMERICAN "DLUfc QnOTTO."
A llennllfut Cuvcrn Locatrd lle.lda &&
Many at tho bcnutltnt phenomena,
seen nt tho celebrated blue grotto ot
tho Island ot Capri nro reproduced an
11 tmall scale In 11 cavern nt Lake MU
nowaska, New York, nays Science.
This )nke Is situated on tho Shaw
angunk tango of mountains, at nn ele
vation ot nbout 1,700 feet; It Ilea in a
bnsln, excavated In glaclnl times, nbout
half n mllo long nnd leas than ft quar
ter In width nnd ot depth reaching
seventy feet. Tho rock on nil sides
Is n white qunrtxlto known no flhaw-
nngunk grit, which reals upon shale,
but no outcrop of tho latter la visible
nt tho lako. Tho quartzlle Is compact
to grnuutar nnd contains in places
pcbblCB ot white quartz; it la very tree
from fcldslmthlo admixture, ro that it
yields to tho water very llttlo BOlublo
matter. Bate cliffs rising to tho height
of ICO fcot bound tho cast sldo of the
lake, whllo tho western hanks nro woll
wooded. Tho cliffs are vertical and
fringed at their hnso by tho usual
tnlim, which, however, Is mado up ot
blocks of unusual size. Tho cavern
Is formed by several hugo rocks over
hanging tho wnter, 00 ns to form a
comparatively dark hole, nnd tho apace
between tho under sldo ot tho sloping
rocks and tho water varies from about
two foot to not moro than two Inchon.
Tho cavern faces the Bouthwcat; It 1
very irregular in shape, and at one
point tho roof nnd walls reverberate
in rcspouso to n deep basB noto. The
water Just nt tho entrance of the cUv
crn is thirty-three feet deep nnd two
or threo feet nwny forty fcot; It U
very transparent nt considerable
depths. As tho rocks overhanging so
closo to tho water tho optical offocta
can only bo seen by n swimmer and It
wiiB whllo swimming nlong tho auoro
thnt I discovered tho American blue
grotto threo years ngo. As ono ap
proaches tho mouth of tho cavorn ttio
bluish color of tho water Is notloo
nblo, but tho beautiful effects aro best
seen by entering tho opening and look
ing outward toward tho light. The
water varies In color from Nllo green
through turquolso bluo nnd sky blue
to deep Indigo bluo and in all theso
shades exhibits tho silvery appearance
when agitated characteristic of the
grotto of Capri. A body Immersed In
tho water hns 11 beautiful silvery sheen,
similar to tho. reflection of moonlight.
Tho wnter hns theso colors at nil
hours, but thoy aro strongest whon the
buii in hi tho zenith; late In tho after
noon tho slanting rays of tho sun enter
tbo opening nnd light up tho cavorn,
greatly diminishing tho optical offeats.
Tho water retains tho characteristic
color (but without tho silvery Bheen)
on cloudy days, nnd oven during rain,
but especially etroug when fleecy white
clouds bar direct sunlight. Tho rela
tion between tho different hues, greon
nnd blue, to tho aspect ot tho sky,
whether clear or ocrcnBt, Is not evi
dent. Another plraslng phenomenon
must bo mentioned. Just bolow tie
water line, whero tho rocky sides are
lapped by tho waves, tho whlto quarn
lto exhibits a brilliant siskin- green
hue; this bright color Is limited to a
space nbout thrco or four inches bolow
tho lovel of tho lako nnd to certain
walla of the cavern. Tho bare arm
Immersed in tho water partakes of the
green color when tho light 1b reflected
at one nuglo and ot tho silvery blue
color at another angle. The lntorlor site
of tho cavern Is not easily given, but
tho faco of the overhanging rocks
measures about forty fcot, and It Is
surprising that so small a oavern can
produce such a variety of flno effects.
Mlko "Was anny of your family In
the war?" Dennis "Yls. Terrene
Mulligan, what proposed to me sister
Magglo, wlnt and fell ln battlo. 0, lt'-s
a pathrlotlo family we aro, Mike, antl
all I'm Borry for Is that oho refused
him." Detroit Frco Press.
Ills Exceptional Porton.
"Aaron Burr was a remarkable
mau." "Decidedly. Notwithstanding
tho fact that ho was vice president ot
tho United Statos, ho haB not beea tor
INTERESTING TO WOMEN.
Mme, Bcrgllot Ibsen, daughter of the
dramatist, is a musician of no raeaa
order. Sho will, It Is said, perform
next year at concerts in Norway.
Queen Victoria's Journeys aro very
serious and carefully arranged under
takings, and each person traveling
with her ,1s allotted a doflalto place
In correct procedure; Alteon saloon
nnd othor carriages being necessary
for tho transportation of the oourt to
Scotland, and tbo annual cost of the
queen's visits thero amounting to
Women aro keenly competing wltti
men ln art and professional life In
America, as is shown by recent statis
tics. In the United States there re
4,000 actrcBBCs and 35,000 woman vo
calists and instrumentalists; 11,000 are
professional artists, 800 Journalists and
2,800 who are engaged ln literary work
of ono kind or another. The num
of women who are dramatic authors
theatrical managers Is GOO. -,
Mrs. Qladstono's health Is cot all
that her family could desire. Th
is no cause for alarm, but it Is stated
that In tho neighborhood of Hawardea
castlo It Is a matter of obswvaiien
that It has been found necessary to
call ln tho family doctor more fre
quently of late. Up to now the vm
erablo lady has borno her sorrow with
much fortitude, but at her great age
It hns left nn ledollhln lmnression UD-
on hor. Mral2.ntadBtone still takes a!
keen IntojfAUfcTwver, In all the at-i
falrsMMPT buulfl) Qn(l devotes raucli
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