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SOU WOMEN AND HOME
liTEMS OF INTEREST FOR MAIDS
'One of tho Latest styles A IJnlnty
House Kobe Tho Common Man nnd
the Ideal Wife Comfort In Itod
Our Cooking KehooL
I Have f.otcil Vou So.
Sweet, I lmvo loved you to these Ions
With nil tho pnsolon of my nrdent
That o'er our lives n. lovely clamor cast:
I staked my honor on your ceaseless
And now, with dreamy wonderment I
Tho clinging tenderness of Ions ntio,
'Tho gentle Hymputhy, tho nuswcilng kiss
And I lmvo loved you o.
i Dear, for ono hour, ono llttla hour to-
1 Wo two must fnco tho wenry length of
Tlint looms beforo us, bare of nil do
And heralded by bitter, heart-drawn
'Aro wo to brenk tho cver-looBcnltiB
iTlint held us onco so closely In Its
Or will the sharpness of our present pain
Ho lulled by patience, to 11 lit fill slccp7
1 Dear, In you hands I tcavo our after
1 With hut ono prayer for nil tho otd
If you should answer, It Is nil too. Into
To dream a dead affection should
Speak without bitterness. Around us lit)
j Tho tender memories of long ngo
'That witness mournfully our last good
And I have loved you so.
1 Comfort In Ileil.
Wo spend one-third of our lives In
'bed, anil yet beds aro not mado a su
iprcnio or even a very Important con
sideration In tho equipment of ni03t
ihonies. TI10 fact Is strangely unuc
countable. Anne of Austria told her
ifrlend Cnrdlnul Mnzarln that her Idea
of futuro punishment was to be put
(between linen sheets. So would say
'many If questioned at least tho pro
test against linen would bo long and
loud. In winter It borders upon re
fined torture; In summer it is fairly
icomfortablo, but not sufllcicntly so to
IJustlfy Its expenslvonoss. Nlco cotton
ibheots, made long enough to tuck gen
tcrou8ly, aro tho sensible thing, and
.good enough for tho most fnstldlous.
IShoetB should nicasuro at least two and
Ithreo-quarter yards. This will make
itho sheet long enough to tuck It well
lin at the foot and give enough at tho
'top to turn back and prevent tho
blankets from coming In contact with
ttho face and hands. Why will people
imako sheets too short? It Is ono of
tthose sins of domestic management
'which encourages mnlo humanity to
iprofanlty and women to hysteria. Did
.any woman ever savo S10 In a lifetime
by shortening her shoets? If she did,
her family, If normal, havo taken It
out of her nerves. In providing beds
'for a family one should guard against
misfits. If husband, son or brother is
6 feet 3, let him bo spared at homo tho
(discomfort ho Is sure to suffer abroad
in tho accommodating of a Is superflu
ous Inches. He Is entitled to tho priv
ilege of stretching out. Tho length of
a bed for an adult should bo no less
than six feet six Inches.
The Common Man nnd tho Ideal Wife.
A wife's position in tho estimation
of her husband is always what alio Is
not what she claims to bo. Men soon
forget what they havo said themselves,
but their memories aro singularly ro
tcntlvo of what tholr wives havo said
of them. Only a woman of lgnoblo
nature fosters her husband's weak
nesses; a true wife always "holds him
up to his best"; without flattery sho
makes him feel that she Is his fondest
,ndmlrer. "Before no slightest rovela
tlon of tho godliko docs man ever
stand irreverent," says Carlyle least
tot all when he sees It In tho woman
of his heart and home. More men are
mado better by women than by tho
.church. Men aro grr.teful for forbear
ance In their wives. For often whllo
asserting most loudly that they are
right, they are frequently conscious
that thoy are wrong. Given n llttlo
tlme and a llttlo silenco they will often
show In actions raroly In words that
they havo been mistaken. A man ex
pects his wlfo to be better than he. No
imattcr how llttlo religion a man may
lmvo himself, his Ideal wlfo Is always
a woman with tho purity of soul that
only a Christian can havo; and to n
good man it is usually part of his
religion to bollevo that his wlfo is
morally higher and nobler than him
solf. No man likes his wife to bo his
mero echo, but there aro times whnn
ho wants to bo agreed with, when It
seems sweet and soothing and sympa
thetic to feel that Ills judgment guides
her, nnd that sho accepts his estlmato
of men and things. Ho will bo tho
moro ready tq think with her upon
In the Sick Itnom.
Speak In low, cheerful but perfectly
distinct tones. If thoro is anything to
bo said which tho Invalid must not
hear, go outsldo of tho room to say It,
for there Is nothing which so Irritates
the sick person as whispering. A
Avhleper Is moro penotratlng than a
full tone, and It rasps every nerve1. Do
Tiot speak In a loud tone, nor talk about
;the medicine, tho disease or the food.
Never tell anything of an exciting na
ture, and avoid nil reference to what Is
annoying or unpleasant. If there Is
o Jar In tho domestic machinery, nevor
let It come to her cars. It will suroly
troi'blo her and retard her recovery.
Oil In of the utmost Importance that all
family troubles or voxatlons be rigidly
excluded from the sick room, and that
It bo pervaded nt all tlmoa by an at
mos?hero of cheerful nnd restful pace.
The ono special qualification needed tr
get on In the sick room Is tact. WKSi
A Dainty House Hobo to bo
this allied tn pattonco and gentleness,
the duties of nurse will be much light
ened. BF1W A
Small monograms, cmbroldorcd In
colored linen thread, ornament tho
corners of tho now handkerchiefs. Tho
hemstitched border Is quite narrow
Mid somotlmcs It Is of pink, blue, lilac
or red to match tho monogram. Col
ored handkerchiefs with whlto cor
ners, upon which a colored flower, In
itial or butterfly or other small design
is embroidered In color, aro odd and
fanciful. A whito kerchief with a
spray of maldonhair delicately em
broidered in ono cornor Is very dainty
and effective. As tho mujoiity of
women never adopt startling novelties
In pockethandkerchlofs any moro than
they pon notes on brilliant purplo or
bright red noto paper, theso fanciful
scraps of lawn and hemstitching will
probably bo given ovor to the school
girl. Tho plain whito kerchiofs aro as
daintily slmplo as usual, edged with
lace, hemstitched, and embroidered
with fitnall patterns or with a dainty
Ono or the latest Styles.
Dull red faco cloth with decoratlvo
strappings. Renaissance laco over a
light sliado of bluo panno volvot In
neck. Chiffon scar', and bow under
chin. Turban shapo. Black velvet
crown. Black and palq bluo velvet
folds ovor brim. Inverted quills caught
by two shudes of bluo satin.
Tho War to Hundle China.
Good china that has gilding upon it
should not be rubbed, as It Is liable to
remove tho tracery. It only requires
to bo rinsed In warm water, then In
cold. It should bo left to drain dry.
Very occasionally rub this china gently
with a llttlo flnoly powdered whiting
nnd 11 soft wash leather. Good dessert
plates, lea plates and saucers should
bo put away In tho china cupboard,
protected by circles of paper placed be
tween ench. This preserves the glazo
or painting from scratches. It should
b9 noted that the china cupboard la
thoroughly dry, as dampness soon tar
nishes tho gliding on flno china or
I'erfutno Hags for Clothing.
The excoaslvo uso of cologne Is an
abomination nnd by refined peoplo con
sidered a sure sign of vulgarity; but
besides tho delicious odor of cleanli
ness a suspicion of somo perfumo, faint
but lasting, is a part of woman's toilet.
Many women sew sachet begs In tholr
bodices, sew them around the clothes
hooks, and sew them In their corsets,
as well as distributing thera every-
Mado of Fine French FInnncl.
whoro In ti links and drawers, and tho
Inst has been found the best way, A
largo mat sachot may fit tho bottom of
each drawer, with tiny ones scattered
ill About. It Is also a pretty conceit
for ono to select a certain extract and
use It alone. Very many women by
experimenting with various perfumes
havo discovered combinations which
thoy use continually. Ono such has
great merit claimed for It by its dis
coverer. Tho Ingredients nro: Ono
ounco eneh of cloves, nutmeg nnd
tonga benns, with three ounces of orris
root, all very Anally powdered and
thoroughly well mixed. Put UiIb Into
bags of thin china silk nnd lay among
Home Household Hints.
Thin nnd valuable glass can be hard
one' after this fashion. Tio it around
with hay, place over a fire In cold
wntor and nllow tho wator to como to
a boll. Then lot tho glasswaro remain
In tho water until it becomes cold
Ono of the best mouso preventives Is
tho follago of tho walnut tree. Even
after the follago has been dried it Is
said to bo effectual In scaring away
Knitting wool can bo mado a fast
color by soaking it In a strong solu
tion of salt and water, taking It out
ufter a few minutes' Immersion and
hanging to dry In tho open nlr.
To clean sponges thoroughly dissolve
a handful of coarse salt In n pint of
wnter. Soak nnd knead tho Bpongcs
In this mlxturo for somo llttlo tlmo;
then rinse tindor a water faucet, und
they will bo as good as new.
OUR COOKINQ SCHOOL.
Soak six tablcspoonfuls of pearl tapi
oca over night with enough cold water
to cover It. In tho morning add ono
and one-half pints of boiling water to
tho tapioca and let It simmer very
slowly until tho tapioca Is quite cloar
and not at all tough. Tako ono pound
of tart fruit and add to tho tapioca
with sugar to sweeten to tasto and
cook a fow minutes, till tho fruit Is
dono. Servo cold with sugar and
cream. It Is delicious made with
oranges and cherries.
Mix with one pint of flour, nfter It Is
sifted, threo heaping tcaspoonfuls of
baking powder; stir Into this the yolks
of threo eggs, and a llttlo salt. Then
gradually stir In ono full pint of cold
water nnd lastly add tho whites of th
threo eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Bako
In deop muffin cups, which must bo
greased nnd very hot boforo tho mlx
turo Is poured in. Only half All them,
as tho mufllns will rlso a great deaL
Eat as soon as baked.
Hub through a sieve six largo, cold,
boiled potatoes; beat well four eggs,
and stir Into ono pint of milk; then
stir In tho potatoes with sugar and
seasoning to tasto. Bako in a but
tered pudding dish one-half hour. To
bo caton hot with butter.
Her Intensive Calling Mst.
Mrs. Suddenrlch Did you write to'
tho Town Talk Printing company for,
specimens of tholr latest vlsltlnp
Daughter Yes, ma; an' thoy Just
sent 'em 'bout a hundred of 'em, alj
sorts and kinds.
What names nro on 'em?
Names of all tho big bugs In the
Put 'cm on tho parlor table. Stray
THE EBON CKOSS.
My friend, Hobort Thurston, Is a
man whoo real character, and that In
dlcatcd by his appearance, arc us far
different ua can bo imagined. Ho Is
tho proverbial "black sheep" of tho
family, and yot, despite nil his wild
ness, ho has often been niistnkon for n
clergyman. Hero Is tho story of one of
my nomadic friend's adventures, ns
related by himself:
I was In Paris. The city and Ha
wnys wcro well known to mo, whllo
my clrclo of acquaintances was not
Ono day, whllo wandering nhout tho
city nlonc, 1 nunc to a standstill at
tho corner of ono of tho most fashion
nbo streets. A nuui passed mo who
looked very Bcarchlngly Into my face.
In a fow minutes ho returned, nud
ngntu favored mo with that annoying
"I bog your pardon, monsieur, but Is
not this Alaris?
Tho nniu was slnceio, nnd I com
prehended that 1 was mlstakru for
some other person, but I wan about to
deny nil knowledge when tho deslro
for a llttlo sport ovaiciuno my more
serious luclluutluus, and 1 gravely re
plied: "I am so called."
"I thought It must bo so," ho contin
ued, with nn air of satisfaction. "Those
black crosses nro too uncommon to ho
seen tn largo numbers on this corner
nt tho appointed hour."
I bowed slightly, 1 know my strange
friend referred to tho ebon cross that
hung over my white shirt bosom, but
for nil that his words were most mys
terious. "You nro nearly an hour beforo
time," continued tho unknown, "but It
you nro ready wo will at onco proceed
to tho residence of my ninstcr."
"Quito ready," I replied; "lend on."
Had you been present, my dear fol-
" feYi M Iff
w mwa i riTirusssszggass
I TOOK THE UNWILLING BRIDE ASIDE.
low, you would, without doubt, havo
been greatly shocked at tho course I
was taking; but it just suited mo, nnd I
saw beforo me n prospect of rich pleas
ure. So I followed on nftor my guide, who
finally paused before ono of the most
pretentious mansions of tho city, and
applied for admission. Whllo wo wait
ed for an answer to his summons, I
read tho namo upon tho door-plato of
tho mansion. It was M. Jules Lovnno.
Tho servant who answered tho bell
admitted us without question, and my
companion conducted mo through sev
eral rooms into tho library, ami then
loft mo with the announcement thnt ho
would at onco send M. Lovano to my
Tho mystery wns deepening. This
bouso, with its magnlllcenco, wns .suck
as might well bo Inhabited by a prince,
nnd I began to fear I had carried my
Joko too far,
Tho reflection that It was now too
lato to retreat caused mo to determine,
to keep up tho deception for a time
longer, and I heard advancing foot
steps with tho utmost tranquillity.
A tall, Imperious-looking man or
about CO years entered, and, whllo sa
luting me, kept bis gazo constantly
Axed upon mo.
"You aro tho clergyman sent here by
Col. do Llslo?" ho questioned, abrupt
ly. "Sent to tho corner of and
streets," I amended, at a venture.
"And you aro tho gentleman who wns
directed to answer to tho name of
"Very good. Did Col. do Lisle In
form you as to tho naturo of tho busi
ness In hand?"
"Ho did not," I ventured to nfllrm.
"Very well; I will make it plain to
you. First, however, I prcsumo you
are tho bold, fearless man Col. de Llslo
agreed to send to me ono willing to
perform a bold deed for a pecuniary
"Col. do Lisle knew his business," 1
returned with an emphatic nod.
"Then, moiiHlour, wo will to busi
ness at once. As you have, perhnpa,
learned, my nnmo Is M. Jules Lovano.
I nm bcltoved to ho very wealthy, but
really I am not worth n thousand louls
d'ors. Ten years ago I lost nearly my
wholo fortuuo by tho failure of n
schemo In which 1 had speculated
largely. Ittiln stared mo In tho fnco. I
know not what to do In audi n fearful
situation. Accustomed from my youth
to n llfo of luxury and ease, nnd looked
upon ns n man whom princes dared
not slight, the Idea of falling was too
terrible for contemplation, '
"Thus situated, I did what nearly
every other man would havo doun In
my situation. I had a ward, given to
my charge llvo years previously, by
her dying father, my early friend. This
ward wan very wenlthy, and all hor
property was under my control. To
savo myself from ruin I appropriated
her fortune that him for ten years kept
my head nbovo tho tide. Now my
ward has reached tho nge at which hor
fortune wits to ho placed conditionally
In her hands. Monsieur, what shall I
do? Ruin Is Incvltabo It 1 give up her
"hot mo hear your plan," said I.
"I have a son. 24 years of ngo, tho
heir of my respectability and my pov
erty. If Louis and Mario were to mnr
ry. tho fortuuo would not need to lenvo
my control, and all would bo well."
"Then, let them innrry."
"Ah, that Is tho trouble Mnrlo re
fuses to wed my son."
I began to comprehend the plot, nnd
resolved to carry out tho part I had
"Proceed," said I, blindly.
"Did you ever hear of a mnrrlago
ceremony being performed where the
bride refused to give hor consent to tho
union?" demanded M. Jules Lovnno,
fixing a gaze upon mo ns though he
would read my very thought.
xFzwmujm )j j iv
"Frequently," I replied, curclessly.
"I asked the samo question of Col.
do Lisle," said tho old villain, with an
air of relief, "and ho gave mo an af
firmative reply. Ho furthermore prom
ised to send a clergyman to the corner
of nnd streets, nt 2 o'clock
p. in. today, who would bo kind
enough to perform such a ceremony.
Col. do Llslo wns obliged .to start for
Lyons this morning on Important busi
ness, so ho could not ho present. It
was ngrecd, however, that tho rever
end gentleman should wear upon his
breast a peculiar black cross, and It
was by that my man recognized him."
M, Lovano hero nroso and went to n
desk In ono corner of tho room, This
ho unlocked, and took therefrom n
stout cauvas bng, which was half filled
with glittering gold, Ho laid tho bag
beforo mo, and then continued:
"Now, monsieur, Mario Duchano
must wed my son. If you perform
that ceremony this gold Is yours."
I did not hesltato an Instant, but
pocketing tho gold, bade tho scheming
guardian lend tho way to tho bridal
I found tho brldo-olcct, a most beau
tiful girl, to bo firmly opposed to tho
union contemplated by her guardian,
nnd so I applied to M, Lovnno for per
mission to nrguo tho caso with her. Ho
readily consented to this, and I took
tho unwilling brldo asido and ex
plained tho circumstances of tho caso
to her. She was at first Inclined to
doubt my etatcmouts, but I succeeded
In convincing her of my truthfulness
nt length, and by my advico sho con
sented to lot tho ceremony proceed,
when assured that It would bo a moro
Lovano was delighted at my success
as a diplomatist, and tho marriage was
at onco performed. Mile. Marie acted
the part of tho unwilling, but submis
sive, brldo to perfection, and I vonturo
to say my part was creditably per
formed, thanks to tho cxpcrlcnco I had
had In our miniature plays at homo.
After partaking of a bountiful sup
per I left tho Ixivancs, fnthor nnd son,
in raptures, nnd, with tho bng of gold
In my pockot, proceeded to tho office ot
tho chief of police, whoro I told my
story and demanded justlco for the
unfortunate ward of M, Jules.
I need not dwell on what fntlowod.
Marie Duchauo recovered her forlqn
and soon after married n worthy
young man. New York yews.
HAD HEARD OF HIM.
A Naples Landlord Who Mlitook Verrtf
for lliifTnln lllll.
Washington Post: In connection
with the visit of Admiral Dowoy to
Nnplcs, an nmuslng story Is told, It Is
highly Illustrative of tho denso Igno
rance of tho Neapolitans as to current
events In other pnrts of tho world. It
hocuib that tho Inhabitants of thnt
beautiful but sleepy city wcro not
awaro of tho presonco of tholr distin
guished guest, nlthough tho Italian
Journals In other cities had contained
grcnt accounts of tin exploits of tlio
American nnvnl commnndor. Tho
English and American colonies wort
very profuso In their display of tho
stniH and stripes, nud tho newspapers
of that city might havo boon aware,
had they not slumbered, thnt nn Amer
ican ot some distinction wns about to
honor tho burg with n visit. It was
not until tho day nfter tho admiral's
lauding, however, that tho Naples
press nwoko to tho Importance of tholr
guest. Even then, Instead ot announc
ing tho fnct with ndequuto hesdllnes,
tho mention wns wedged In, with or
dinary typo, botweon tho pollco news
and tho dally nipoiU on tho spaghetti
output. A well-known English broker,
who was putting up at ono of tho ilea'
infested hotels of tho clly, wus veiy
desirous of paying his respects to
Dewey as soon as iio should arrive.
Tho broker, who butchers tho dulcet
Italian In frightful style, undertook to
question his oily otid gnrrulous land
lord about tho hero of Manila, "Corpo
dl Dlo!" exclaimed tho bonlfaco, ns 1:0
thrust Ills thumbs Into his velvot
waistcoat. "I hear speak of decco
Ainerlcuno; ho havo ono big shoo
whnt you rail him show? Zu Vllda
Vesta cxpozlslono I sco hecm. Ho
rldo cowboy In Horn a two, three years
ago." Tho moral being obvious, no
comment Is necessary.
A llaltloKciil'red Heroine.
There Is a very handsomo young
woman In Washington, rather well
known In art circles, who hud tho mis
fortuuo to fall down stairs a fow years
ago, so badly fracturing ono of hor
knees thnt tho limb had to bo ampu
tated, rotates tho Washington Post.
Tho young woman, of courso, walks
with tho aid of crutches. Sho is not
In the least scnsltlvo about tho mat
ter, nnd sho doesn't mind Informing
properly Introduced peoplo of tho na
turo of tho accident which maimed
her. Sho has set a llttlo limit, howevor,
and sho wan compelled to use It ono
afternoon recently. She got Into nn F
stroot car, bound for tho hill, and
found hcrsolf In tho snmo scat with a
sharp-faced woman, who seemed to
take a whole lot of Interest In hor nnd
hor crutches. Sho scrutinized tho
young womnn'n faco carefully for a
couplo of minutes, thon turned her at
tention to tho workmanship of tho
crutches, which alio took tho liberty to
handlo curiously. Then sho looked tho
young woman over again, and leanocl
ovor to hor. "D'ye mind tollln' ma
how you lost your leg?" sho asked,
rasplly. "Not In tho least," responded .
tho young woman, amiably. "I lost It
In tho battlo or Gettysburg."
Speed of nn Automobile,
The greatest speed of a motor-car
yet recorded Is nearly sixty-six miles
an hour. A Delglan Inventor, M. Ca
milla Jonntzy, In April this year de
termined, If posslblo, to break the.
kilometer record of 38 3-5 seconds'
mado by Count de Chasseloup Lnubat.
The courso was a perfectly straight
and lcvol road running through tho
new sewago farm lying off the high
way between Salnt-Qormaln and Con
stance. Tho car which Jenatzy rods
was tho "Jamais Contcntc," which la
built of shcct-lron, nnd Is torpedo
shnped bo ns to offer as llttlo resistance
to tho wind ns pbsslble. Tho first kilo,
motor was ridden In 47 4-fi seconds,
nnd tho second In 34 seconds, whlcb U
equivalent to 105.882 kllometors (6G
m I lea 1,404 yards) In tho hour. "La
Jamais Contente" Is not oven yet satis
fied, for Jenatzy thinks that ho will bo
able to do tho flying kilomotor at th
into of about 120 kllomoters, or about
7C nillcH nn hour,
An Unfortunate Illundor.
New York Weekly: Mrs. D'Avnoo
Oh, tho awfulest thing has happened!
Clara do Stylo, who never could deign
to look at any one in trado, has Just
dlscovored that tho man sho has mar
ried Is a dry goods clork, Mrs.
D'Fashlon Horrors! I should think
sho might have found him out by his
tnlk. Mrs. D'Avnoo That's Just how
tho poor girl was deceived. Ho never
seemed to know anything about any
thing, and sho supposed, of course, ho
was a millionaire's son.
Almost a Suicide.
Now York Journal: Biggs I nearly
killed my barber this morning. Boggs
Judging from tho appearance of your
face I should say ho naarly killed you.
Biggs It amounts to the same thing,
I Bhavo mysoji.
Indianapolis Journal: The Shoe
Clork Beg your pardon, madam, hue
It Is a number flvo shoe you want, In
stead of c numbor threo. Sho Num
bor flvol You must bo thinking of tht
size of your hat.
Solf-admiratlon is ample proof that
there U oo accounting for tastes.
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