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TIIOS. JT. O'KKKFFE, rnlilUher.
Tho, weather is ono ot the things that
ean plcaco but fow p.coplo at a Umo.
Herbert Roller, aged 19, of Paris,
111., looked Into tho empty end ot a
Bhotgup recently. Ho Is a high Rol
Jorry Simpson says ho Is "going to
run for congress again, barefooted, If
necessary." This will bo on inter
esting fet, truly.
A husband and wlfo who wore ar
rested whllo stealing a lot of ellks and
a feather boa from a Chicago store
pleaded that thoy woro In needy cir
cumstances. Juat what nld such arti
cles could bo In a caso of starvation Is
not given, unless tho young woman
considered that thero 1b as much nour
ishment in the boa as in tho ordinary
spring chicken at tho corner markets.
A Chicago man attempted sulcldo a
day or two ago because of a lovor's
quarrel with a Miss Smith of Lawn
dalo avenuo, Another man is safd to
havo klllod himself a few years ago
for lovo of tho eamo young woman. If
nil tho fair mombcrs of tho entire
Smith family aro going to provo so fa
tal tho question of tho overpopulation
of tho world promises to bo speodlly
It is stated upon eminent authority
that tho emperor of Germany is ne
gotiating with Denmark for tho latter
country's possessions in tho Antilles,
especially St Thomas. Tho kaiser
wishes moro colonial influenco and an
excuse to lncrcaso tho navy. It is an
ticipated, howovcr, that In vlow of tho
Monroo doctrlno tho United States will
protest against tho salo of tho island
Prof, Mohr, tho location of whoso
chair is not named, however, has not
enly seen the sca-aorpent, but hog mado
a sketch of him. Ho and his son
caught tho big water smako apparently
asleep in shallow water near Lynn,
Mass., nnd as four or five minutes
elapsed beforo tho animal woko up nnd
betook himself elsewhere, the professor
was ablo to mako an excellent plcturo
of him. Hurray, at last (Nit?)
A New York Bdcntlst aBks tho pro33
to spread broadcast tho Information
that "headaches nro duo to impoverish
ed blood containing poisonous mattet
absorbed from badly digested food."
Wo gladly comply with this request,
but feel that it Is only fair to add that
headaches can bo cautcd by other
things than thOBO iho professor has
discovered. Any ono who over has
done any municipal docorating under
etande that fact tho morning after'
Mr. and Mrs. Mllkegau of La Grange,
Ind wcro hopelessly divided on tho
question of politics. Mr. Milkc-gan in
a Republican and his wlfo is a Demo
crat. Tnero 1b no tolling what might
havo happened had it not been for tho
appearance on tho scene of an accom
modating pair of twins. It was decid
ed to name ono of tho llttlo chaps
"William McKlnloy nnd -tho other Wil
liam JcnnlngB Bryan and this provod
a (happy solution of tho difficulty. How
many thousands ot married couples
havo been kept togothcr by children!
Many ot tho Sioux Indtans at CJrow
Creek and Lower Brulo agonclos in
South Dakota aro in a highly prosper
ous condition for Indians. In addi
tion to flno furniture, carrlagos, and
carpots, many of them havo purchased
organs, and It is no uncommon sight
when traveling over the reservations
to ceo costly Instruments of this char
acter eccupylng places In log houses
whoso exteriors present anything but
a cheerful or prosperous appoarance.
Indian fmlllo3 that havo invested their
surplus wealth In musical instruments
ore the envy of all their neighbors un
til the envious ones can themselves
purchase organs, and then harmony is
restored In tho Indian settlements.
Tho commissioners of Indirect taxes
havo published an Interesting return
giving the number of bicycles In
France. At tho tlmo of tho exhibition
of 1889 it was estimated that they num
bered about 50,000, but it was not until
1J132 that a tax was levied upon them,
nnd thoro were then 119,000. Tho total
went up to 132,000 in 1893, while at the
end of last year tho tax was paid upon
nearly 160,000, this being at tho rate of
four for every 1,000 inhabitants. But
the proportion is not, of courso, uni
form throughout France, and whllo in
Corsica there aro only seven blcyclcc
for every 100,000 Inhabitants, and only
ono for every 1,000 Inhabitants in sev
eral ot tho mountainous departments,
there are nearly 900 to every 100,000
inhabitants in two or three of tho de
partments around Paris, in which there
arc about 25,000 bicycles. It Is stated,
too, that about one In 20 (or 8,000 In all)
ot the bicycles belong to women.
The notoriety-eceking newspapers
huvfl now discovered that "Will" Bry
an used to be at school with his "Ma
mie" and their romance goes back to
ho days when he helped her with her
spelling lessons and sho tied his cra
vats for him after the recess games
ere over. How very touching this is,
how interesting, how closely related to
the present campaign.
Perhaps Scandinavia's polar explor
ers would succeed better if they would
discard the usual Eskimo dog in fa
aroi of the Great Dane.
IN WOMAN'S CORNER.
INTERESTING READING FOR
DAMES AND DAMSELS.
VHtameg for'the OlrU Little Chance
far Originality New IJodlrei and
BktrU Itether Novel Hint for the
ELL brought up
girls in our grand
mothers' time wcro
taught that homo
spun gowns wero
good enough for
them and the
iream ot tho young
wns tho far-off Hay
when she might bo
permitted to havo
a silk dress and wear her gold ring.
But that was the tlmo when the mar
kets woro not so full of flno stuffs to
be bought at possible prices as they
In theso days silk can bo bought
cheaper than so-called homespun, and
tho tiniest maids are often dressed in
it Even babies in arms have white
silk slips that aro no more expensive
than flno nainsook or mull. And their
whlto faille silk cloaks aro qulto the
For summer wear silk is almost as
cool as lawn and wash silk is qulto as
serviceable, oven for 10-ycar-old girls.
For girls who aro old enough to wear
eeparato waists and skirts, a very ser
viceable dress can be mado with woolen
or alpaca eklrt, and waist of figured
fJklrth for girls in their teens should
BLACK TULLED GOWN WITH RUFFLED SLEEVES.
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be stiffened and made to stand out with
as much style as those Intended for
Tho waist need not bo elaborately
trimmed. Ribbon will be found suffi
cient decoration, It used for collar and
belt In the Illustration the ribbon
is put on in brctellcs with bows on tho
shoulders and at the waist.
Little Chance tor Orltrliinllty.
There is no costumo for specific oc
casions that is so difficult to vary as
the boating gown. It Is nearly always
made with a blazer jacket and a V
neck, with anchors embroidered on all
the available places. There is usually
a broad sailor collar, perhaps a chic
llttlo pocket, and with It Is worn a
whlto sailor hat or a jaunty yachting
All the possible varieties in color
havo been tried. Thero are gowns ot
blue, with white trimmings, white with
red or yellow, red or blue with gold
trimmings, plain white and all tho rest,
but after all they look very much alike
and there is very little chance for orig
inality. If one wears a dress to go fishing in
the best material Is English flannel,
t because it does not shrink, and tho
blouso walBt will be found tho most
comfortable style for the purpose. It
la very easy to mako a gown of this
kind for oneself. The skirt need not
be lined, and may be sqwed Into a
twe nch belt, which Is fastened over;
the blouse. The blouse should have
a broad sailor collar and a loose chemi
sette, which may be hooked or pinned
In tho neck. The bIcovcb are cut bish
op stylo and gathered into narrow
bands, which admit ot being drawn
up on tho arm aa far as desirod. This
Is a very ordinary but a very comfort
able yachting dress.
For swell yachting trips which aro
moro for tho opportunity c.l showing
one's gown tho dress shown in tho plc
turo is very pretty and, what is more,
it is decidedly now, having dispensed
with tho usunl sailor collar and em
broidered anchors. Tho Latest
New llodlce and SUIrti.
Tho fancy for striking bicyclo cos
tumes which has ravaged Paris has
penetrated in a milder form to Eng
land, and sympathies ot It have al
ready appeared here. It is doubtf ul.how
ovor, if really well dressed women will
over "go in" for anything much moro
striking for tho bicycle than for horse
back exercise. English women indulge
In slashed skirts of gray, dark bluo or
other dull, staid shades,, the. slashings
exhibiting an underskirt of yellow, red,
pink or some other brilliant color,
and tho hat being trimmed to match.
Tho now waists aro making up In
shoulder rufllos what thoy lack In
sleeves, although In soma of the most
approved models tho sleeves aro no
smaller than heretofore. Ribbons nre
very beautiful this year, and enter in
to tho composition of many charming
bodices. Sometimes there aro bands of
ribbons alternating with lace inser
tion, sometimes embroidery or. mousso
llne do solo takes tho place of tho lace.
Usually the stripes aro arranged to run
lengthwise. Ot courso a silk lining to
match is required. Tho flowered rib
bons, now so popular, lend themselves
particularly well to this stylo.
Whlto petticoats havo decidedly re-
turned to favor. They are worn with
all kinds ot gowns and are appropriate
ly elaborate. They aro cut of ample
width and aro of muslin or lawn,
trimmed with multiplied frills, edged
with laco or embroidery and perhaps
enriched with Insertion as well. They
nro bo full that a light summer gown
requires no additional support to make
It flaro properly.
An Illustration is given ot a costume
of taffeta and crepon. Tho skirt of
lavender taffeta has godets at the
back and a panel of darker lavender
and white crepon at the left aide of the
tabller. The plastron, collar and closo
sleeves are also of crepon, the open
s!eeve puffs, trimmed with guipure ap
plications ot taffeta. A scarf drapery
of lavender moussellne do solo adorns
the bodlco and is fastened at the left
Bldo ot tho waist by a gold bucklo, from
which It falls over tho oklrt panol
in coqullles. Tho collarette is ot laven
der velvet and white gauze.
Coitume for n llrlde'a Mother.
The costumo worn by tho bride's
mother nt tho wedding ceremony
should bo as elegant as sho can afford
and should not bo black. Even if the
mother 1b in mourning Bho should lay it
aside for this occasion. Tho colors em
ployed vary according to tho age and
figure- ot tho wearer, but green, violet
in all tones from palo to dark, bright
chestnut and tobacco brown, wood color
and gray are all liked for the purpose.
Brocho or striped silks and plain satia
duchess nro tho materials usually
chosen. Tho trimming consists of flno
laco or beaded passementerie. 'The
Bkirt ought to havo a train of moderate
Skirts aro now gathered at tho top
of the back instead of being laid in
plaits. Fashion still favors light bod
Ices different from tho skirt. They aro
of moussellne, gauze, surah, batiste or
foulard and are ornamented with a
yoke of gulpuro or other lace, large
squaro collars or arrangements of Va
lenciennes lace. Embroidery, passe
menterio and beaded trimmings aro
also much employed for adorning bod
ices. Belts In all forms nro very great
ly worn. High, narrow, straight,
draped, ornamented, plain, they aro
seen everywhere. They may bo fas
tened by buckles, buttons, clasps, bows
or choux. Skirts remain comparatively
simple as a set-off to thei much-trimmed
bodices now worn. Tho more beautiful
tho material tho plainer tho skirt Not
that decoration is not fashionably em
ployed upon them, however, for appli
cations of embroidery and lace, ruffles
and ruches aro all seen and aro very
suitable- for thin gowns of wash or
The illustration given shows a bodice
of ecru guipuro embroidered with
white. It is close fitting and is mado
over a lining of pink silk. Tho short
basquo is rippled. Tho draped sleeves
are of pink and green striped silk, with
cuffs of guipure. Tho collar and vest
aro of plaited pink silk gauze, tho col
lar points and epaulets of guipure. A
belt of green satin, with paste dia
monds and a buckle, defines tho waist
Jeweled Insects butterflies and drag
on flies in particular ornament many
fashionable articles of headgear. Some
times these artificial flies, particularly
the dragon flies, are wonderfully good
imitations of nature. Tho French na
tion excel in mimicking insect life, in
both genuino and Imitation gems and
metals, and the most perfect specimens
of the art are seldom seen on this side
of the Atlantic.
Hint for the Iluuaehold.
In a sick room where thero is a fever
patient the temperaturo may be lowered
quickly by hanging up sheets wrung
out of ico or very cold water and fas
tening them to the doors and walls.
Any stain from fruit on table linen
should bo looked after before the linen
is put to soak In water which thero is
any soap. Hold tho stained places over
a vessel and pour boiling water through
it. This is better than soaking in
water, as It prevent the stain from
Clover blossom tea Is said to be on
excellent thing to purify the blood and
Improve the complexion. Clover Is now
in full bloom, and If tho blossoms are
not wanted for use now gather them
and placo them in paper bags, tio tho
bags to keep out tho dust and hang in
a dry place.
Red clover blossoms are excellent to
UBe for Btufllng and making Bweet pil
lows or mixing with sweet clover, rose
leaves, lemon shrub, or any fragrant
shrubs or blossoms that you may
gather. Make a muslin pillow cover
and fill it very full with the blossoms,
putting Just a sprinkling of salt In with
them, and also a very few ground
spices. Sew up tho cover and keep It in
a dry place until tho blossoms are
dried. Then with the hands knead the
pillow to mako the blossoms fine and
cover with some pretty, thin material.
Such a pillow will retain its fragrance
for a long time.
The Itent Laid riant. Etc.
"You look all broko up this morning.
What Is the matter?"
"You know I bought a folding bed
because my wife's mother was to visit
"She came last night"
"My wife put me In tho room with
the folding bed." Truth.
New and Uld.
The Newly Married Man (on ibis first
night off, sadly) "I wonder what my
wife will say when I get home?"
Tho Other "When you've been mar
ried as long as I have, old man, you'll
I know beforehand." Trut.
FARM AND GARDEN.
MATTERS OF INTBRE8T
ease Up-to-date Uinta About CulttTa
tlon ot the SoU and fcleldi Thereof
Horticulture, Viticulture and Florl
mlture. HE Cornell Experi
ment Station thus
s u m m a r izes its
testa with toma
toes: 1. Frequent
transplanting o f
the young plant,
and good tillage,
aro necessary to
best results in to
2. Plants started under glass about
ten weeks beforo transplanting into
fields gave fruits from a week to ten
days earlier than those started two or
three weekB later, while there was a
much greater difference when th
plants were started six weeks .later.
Productiveness was .greatly increased
by tho early planting.
3. Liberal and even manuring, dur
ing the present season, gave great In
crease in yield 6ver no fertilizing, al
though tho common notion 1b qulto to
the contrary. Heavy manuring does not
nppear, therefore, to produce vino at
tho expense of fruit.
4. Tho tests indicate that poor soil
may tend to render fruits moro an
gular. 5. Varieties of tomatoes run out, and
ton years may perhaps be considered
tho average life of a variety.
' 6. Tho particular points at present
in demand in tomatoes aro these: Regu
larity in shape, solidity, large size,
productiveness of plant.
7. Tho ideal tomato would probablv
conform closely to tho following scalo
of points: Vigor of plant, 6; earlincss,
10; color of fruit, 5; solidity of fruit
20; shape of fruit, 20; size, 10; flavor, 5;
cooking qualities, 5; productiveness, 20.
8. Solidity of fruit cannot be accu
rately measured either by weight or
9. Cooking qualities appear to b
largely individual rather than variety
10. Tho following varieties appear,
from the seanson's work, to bo among
tho best market tomatoes: Ignotum.
Beauty, Mikado, Perfection, Favorite,
1L Tho following recent introduc
tions appear to possess meritB for mar
ket: Bay State, Atlantic, Brandywlne,
Jubilee, Matchless, and, perhaps, Lorli
lard, Preludo and Salzer.
12. Tho following recent introduc
tions aro particularly valuablo for ama
teur cultivation: Dwarf Champion,
Lorillard, Peach. Prelude.
A Telophone In Di Orchard.
An incident of commercial Import
ance happened yesterday showing that
Texas is making rapid strides to keep
up with tho pace. Mr. Lang of the
Galveston Fruit company, was called
to the telephone yesterday morning.
"Hello, Is that Lang?" came a dis
tinct voice over the telephone.
"Hello, Falkner. I didn't know you
were in town. Where aro you now?"
"I am in my orchard. I have bad a
long distance telephone put In."
"Isn't it rather expensive?"
"Yes; but I had to havo It to keep up
with the progreB3 of the world. Any
time you want anything just call roe
After some business talk they rang
off. The orchard man is Mr. C. Falk
ner, who owns quite an orchard about
three miles out of Waco, 230 miles by
wire from Galveston. He is an excep
tionally intelligent fruit grower who
came to Texas from the east and is
working his place on business princi
ples. Galveston News.
Fruit Failure In Oregon.
Mr. S. A. Clarke, of Salem, writing
under date of May 31 in the Oregonlan,
says tho failure of fruit in the state
will bo tho worst over known. Ho
had just gone over 50 acres of hill or
chard and found no fruit on 2,000 Ital
ian, prune trees; not enough to call a
crop on GOO French prunes; not a plum
on 250 Washlngtons, nor on 150 Brad
Bhaws, save a few near a heavy flr
grove; on 500 Peach plums a half crop;
on 1,000 two-year peach trees .no fruit
to speak of; on 500 Bartlett treeB, 15
to 20 years old, not a pear, a few pro
tected trees excepted; on 250 cherry
trees not a tenth ot a good yield, ex
cept on 20 Black Republicans; on 1,000
six-year pears nothing to speak of. At
the foot of tho hill, in an orchard of
apples, plums and cherries over 40
years old, mostly apples, no fruit; even
tho applo blooms had blighted. In an
adjoining 16-year-old orchard Bomo
Bartletts and Fall Butters aro heavily
loaded. On Mr. Clarke's homo "orchard
tho entire yield will be about one-
eighth. There Is no reason to suppose
that other orchards of the valley will
do any better.
Do Varletle of Teat nun Out?
Bullotln 131, Michigan Experiment
Station: It is apparent to any one who
has had much to do with peas that va
rieties run out, or at least lose their
original characteristics. In all cases,
running out does not mean deteriora
tion. Sometimes It is Blmply chang
ing of characters. In our work with
peas, accurate descriptions, often il
lustrated with drawings, are kept of
the varieties grown. From theso blot
graphical records of the varieties It Is
easy to see that varieties change from
year to year, even tho old Btandard
sorts, tho characters of which are sup
posed to be firmly fixed. Studies of
the question have been made, too, by
growing the same varieties from dif
ferent seedsmen, and If seedsmen
really sell the samo thing under a glv-
N J1P1 N
name, varieties of peaB vary great
ly In tho course ot their history. It
may be said that in tho cases to be
cited .the variations wero due to a.
change made in the seed by a care
less or unscrupulous perron, but suck.
1b hardly the caso, because some of
the characters appear well marked,
and distinctive of that variety
throughout all tho samples. It is eBpo
daily noticcablo that the foliage and
habit of tho plant is less variable tha&
the peas, they being generally the ob
ject of selection.
Stratagem was grown from three
seedsmen. In all, the characterlstia
dark green folingo, stalky, angular
veins, and exceedingly short nodes of
the Stratagem wcro apparent and va
ried but little. But tho pods, though
irregular and varying in each sample,,
yet taken ns a wholo wero distinctly
different In two ot tho samples the
pods wcro fairly uniform, but in the
third thoy wero so Irregular, probably
reversions to ono of the parents, that
tho peas were almost worthless. It la.
a matter of common observation that
seed peas of tho samo variety, espe
cially tho wrinkled peas, differ In.
color when sold by different seedsmen.
In several cases peas grown on the
station grounds and described four
years ago have changed tho color or
in the park country or in tho forest
region there need be no real difficulty
in hnvlng an ideal pasture if the work,
is done right, sayB Northwestern Far
mer. In clearing the land, trees can.
bo left hero and there, and tho land,
sown even at tho outset with two or
threo or more kinds of grasses, such as
will grow with us. Ono ot theso should
bo orchard gross. Another should bo
whlto clover. A third should bo bluo
grass, and a fourth should bo timothy.
Such a mixture should grow well for
several years, until tho stumps at least
havo rotted. It could then be reno
vated by plowing it up and sowing
with grasses again. A nurso crop could,
bo used, and under such conditions it
had bettor bo cut for fodder as it will,
not fill well when growing under the
trees. It would only need to bo thus
cropped one year, when it could be
again devoted to pasturing. Such pas
tures aro very fine, more especially
when they grow orchard grasB, for or
chard grass would grow In them quite
freely because of tho shade. They also
furnish a landscape that Is beautiful
to look upon. Thero aro many regions.
In this northwest that could thus bo
made to furnish the best of pastures
and for successive years. Some of tho
trees would dlo occasionally, but could
bo provided for by leaving an ample
supply ot trees at tho flrst
Experiments with Flax.
A bulletin has been issued from the
Central Experimental farm at Ottawa,
by Dr. Saunders, dealing with tho cul
tivation of flax. It 1b stated that the.
dry weflcrn climate is not favorable
for growing flax for fiber, as the latter
is reduced both in quantity and quality,,
as compared with tho article grown
in tho eastern part ot tho continent.
In tho east flax Is grown largely for
tho fiber. One ot the claims put forth,
for flax Is, that it can be grown on
breaking tho flrst year, thus giving the
farraer a crop the flrst season. Testa
were mado at tho Manitoba experiment
al farm as to tho quantity of seed to bo
sown per aero. From 40 pounds of
Bced per acre, 19 bushels and 28
pounds wero obtained; from 70 pounds,
per aero 20 bushels per aero were ob
tained; and from 90 pounds of seed
per aero, 20 bushels 50 pounds of seed
were obtained. Dr. Saunders does not
think that flax 1b much moro exhaustive
to the Boll than a good crop of wheat
or oats, and In a rich soil the difference
would bo scarcely perceptible. Ameri
can Elevator and Grain Trade.
AVo'rlc for IVIile Tlrei.
Our friends should not forget to
speak a word now and then for the
wide tire. It 1b difficult to have per
manent roadB without It Wo too fre
quently seo where tsome man with a
narrow tired wagon ha3 driven onto a.
lawn and defaced it Unfortunately,,
the one that does the damage is seldom
tho owner of tho lawn. The narrow
tire damages tho dirt road, while tho
wide tire improves it by packing down
tho dirt instead of cutting into it. Who.
has uot been on a country road just
after the mud had dried out and found
the ruts so deep and tho clods so num
erous and hard that it was with tho
greatest difficulty that ono could drivo
over it at all. If the wldo tire makes a.
rut at all it Is so broad and smooth that
it makes an easy track for driving, and
leaves less hubbies.
Preparing for Wheat Good soil iv
the prime requisite; and It is not al
ways that tho farmer has it, or the fer
tilizers to mako it so; in such caso ho
Bhould look ahead a little, and set
aside a piece of ground, and endeavor
to bring it into condition for a crop as
soon aa It may be done. This in most
respects can be best or cheapest done
by sowing the ground to clover or
rye. One or two crops of theso put
under will InBure a fairly good crop
of wheat Plow the clover unaer in
tho fall when fully matured, then,
early in the spring sow clover again,,
or, if preferred, a crop ot peaa may
follow; and whatever the crop, the
last one should be turned under just
before the time for sowing the wheat.
If fertilizers can bo supplied they
should be lightly harrowed in the Bur
face Boil, if not put in with the drill.
A Hit at Olco. The latCBt thing the
English dairy journals havo found out
about oleomargarine is that it is mado
out of tho marrow of the bones ot
human skeletons, as well as out ot
other bones! This 1b, wo believe, the
toughest accusation that has been putt
forth against tho mixture. Ex.
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