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NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items of Interest Taken From Here
and There Over the Stat.
York is moving in the matter o!
Setting a $50,000 hotel.
The farm house of "William Mos
lander, near Crab Orchard, was
Will Brandt, a Beatrice boy, lost
three fingers while feeding a rollei
Greeks of South Omaha want $200,
000 damages for property destroyed
Odd Fellows or Hastings have de-"
cided to erect a building that will cost
upwards of $10,000. .
J. H. Adams has returned to Platts
mouth from Las Vegas, N. M., where
ne purchased 4G0 acres of land.
C. B. Palmer, former superintend
eat of school at Beatrice, died recent
ly in Arkansas.
Rev. Luther P. Mathews, an aged
Congregational minister, retired, died
at Crete a few days ago.
Cook is in the midst of a great re
ligious revival, business being sus
pended to give attention to. spiritual
Fishermen near Brownwell caught
two catfish in the Missouri river
weighing, one 80 and the other 72
The horse, cattle and hog breeders
or York county are enjoying a great
demand for pure bred stock. Farmers
and breeders come from nearly every
part of Nebraska to secure the best.
John Masterson of Adams county
entered a plea of guilty to the charge
of selling mortgaged property, before
the district court, and was fined $100
Lying prone across a cook stove, his
face pressed down tight on the hot
lids, Fred Weis, perhaps the oldest
merchant in Fremont, was found dead.
He was 0 years old and lived alone.
A reward of $200 has been offered
by Gov. Shallenberger for the arrest
and conviction of the parties who
murdered old man Brown at Valpa
raiso on the night of the 11th inst
C. W. Fagg of Arlington will seek
to have the marriage of his daughter
Alta Fagg and John Shik annulled by
the courts, as the bride is only 16
"Will Hather of Valley county thinks
lie has been "milked." He purchased
a fine Toulouse gander, paying a big
uricp. hut the other day it was caught
laying an egg. No gander would do
such a thing as that.
Joseph Brooks of Brainerd commit
ted suicide by shooting himself
through the heart Trouble with a
son-in-law and financial difficulties of
some sort are said to have caused the
A 'phone message to Valentine
stated that about forty head of horses
had been stolen from near Merrlman.
There has been a g&ng of horse
thieves operating in the west end of
the county for some time, and so far
they have eluded the authorities.
Twelve, kegs of beer and sixteen
rasc-r. of whisky and wine were
poured into the sewer by Sheriff Mc
Cleery and U. S. Rohrer of the Civic
Federation at Hastings. The liquor
was found on the premises of Gerd
Col. Ilea Miller & Son of Tecumseh
are probably the most extensive horse
dealers in Nebraska. If not in this
part of the country. -Durhig the.,
months of January and February they
bought and sold over 1.200 head of
Stopovers at Omaha will be granted
on all tourists' tickets to the west
this summer on the return portion of
rhe ticket In view of this, the state,
metropolis is expecting to entertain
many distinguished travelers "in the
j;ood old summer time."
Thirty-four thousand and forty-two
votes were cast in the Elkhorn drain
age district election, of which 21.112
-were for the proposed district and
12.930 against One hundred and
sixty-eight out of a possible 200 prop
erty owners voted.
Chris. Biesemeier and W. A. Bueli
ler of Johnson county will co-operate
with the government in some corn
growing experiments this year. The
government will furnish the seed and
the Nebraska men will cultivate the
grain under direction of the national
department of agriculture.
The child of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Sher
rell, residing two miles north of Cal
laway, swallowed a safety pin. the
same sticking in the throat of the
child. The mother of the child .at
tempted to remove the pin, but it
stuck in such a way that she could
not do so. A physician was called ,
and removed the pin.
An unidentified man was mysteri
ously murdered and his body placed
across the Burlington railroad tracks
at Copenhagen, a siding in Antelope
county. The passenger train ran over
the body, cutting it to bits. The en
gineer failed to see the body till too
late to stop the train, r oot prints and
blood in the snow along the right-of-way
tell the story of the murder.
Judge William Hayward and wife
of Nebraska City have gone to "Wash
ington to see about accepting the po
sition of assistant postmaster general,
teudered the judge and which he has
not fully made up his mind as to what
he is going to do. He says that he
does not want to leave the state, be
cause he was born and reared here
and loves Nebraska and her people.
License or no license is going to
be the issue in many towns at the
coming elections. The "drys" expect
vto win many victories.
With county option defeated, tem
perance forces are organizing all
along the line for state-wide prohibi
tion in 1910.
C. W. Brown, an aged recluse, was
beaten to death in his little shanty
about three miles from Valparaisa
Robbery was probibly the motive.
TLe barn of L. T. Blackford, Burt
county, was destroyed by fire, a 5-ycar-old
son with matches doing the
N. B. Sweitzer, United States ex
aminer of surveys for the Interior de
partment, has gone to Washington to
cenfer with the authorities there in
regard to resurveys'in Nebraska and
South Dakota. ,
The annual report of the collector
of internal revenue for the Nebraska
district, covering the operations of all
cigar factories in the state, has just
been. completed for the year 1908.
This report shows that during the
whole or part of 1908 that' 222 ac
counts were handled by the revenue
office. There were never that many
factories in the state at any one time.
NEW TARIFF BILL IS :
INTRODUCED IN HOUSE
Measure Would Increase Gauntry's
Revenues from Customs? to $300,-
000,000 a YearInheritance Tax
Planned Coffee on Free List
Washington. The ways and
means committee 'of the house
has begun consideration of the tariff
bill which was introduced Wednesday.
The 'measure as it now stands would
increase the country's revenues from
customs to $300,000,000 a year.
The senate committee on finance
also began informal consideration of
the measure. The probabilities are
that the house .committee will have
only one sitting on the bill, that the
measure will be reported to the house
immediately after it convenes to-day
and the debates will begin next Mon
day. The measure, which was introduced
by Sereno Payne, chairman of the
committee, chairman of the ways
and means committee provides for an
inheritance tax; increased Internal
revenue tax on cigarettes; & $40,000.
000 issue of Panama canal bonds; an
increased issue of $150,000,000 in
treasury certificates, and the imposi
tion of duties on a maximum and
minimum basis. Coffee, hides and
iron ore are on the free list; boots and
shoes, leather goods, steel and iron
products, lumber, wool shoddy, and
waste, and the cheaper grades of third
class wool are materially reduced. Tea
is taxed eight cents a pound. The in
ternal revenue tax on beer and whis
ky is not disturbed. Thirty thousand
copies will be printed.
No Duty on Coffee.
While there is no duty imposed
upon coffee, tea is taxed eight cents
when imported from the country
where it is produced, and nine cents
when from other than the producing
country. The internal revenue tax
on cigarettes is materially increased,
while the tax on beer and whisky is
undisturbed. A cut of 50 per cent
is made in the steel and lumber sched
ules. Hides, tallow, cottonseed oil,
and works of art more than 20 years
old are placed on the free list
The tariff on boots and shoes is re
duced 40 per cent and on other leath
er -manufactures in proportion. The
pottery schedule remains about the
same, but the duties on window and
plate glass of the smaller sizes are
increased, while the duties on the
larger sizes are reduced. The tariff
on wool of the first and second class,
used principally in clothing, is not
disturbed, but on wool of the third
class, known as carpet wool, it is re
duced on the cheaper grades.
Duty on Agricultural Products.
Agricultural products schedule: Bar
ley, from 30 cents per bushel to 15
cents; barley malt from 45 cents to
25 cents; cabbages from 3 to 2 cents
each; bacon and hams from .5 cents
per pound to 4 cents'; fresh meat from
2 cents to 1 cents per pound; lard
from 2 cents to 1 cents; tallow from
of 1 cent per pound to the free
list; wool grease from of 1 cent to
of 1 cent; dextrin, burnt starch,
and so forth from 2 cents to 1 cents
per pound; peas, green, from 40 cents
per bushel to 30 cents per busnei;
all starch, except potato starch, from
1 cents to 1 cent per pound; sugar,
refined, is reduced from 1 95100 cents
to 1 90100 cents per pound."
Reduction for Wool.
A five cent reduction is made in
the duties on shoddy amL waste, while
wool tops are assessed six cents a
pound more than the duty on scoured
wool, which is "unchanged. The
recommendations for placing wood
pulp on the free list and reducing the
duties on print paper, with certain re
strictions, made by the Mann commit
tee of the house, are incorporated in
The duty on refined sugar is reduced
5.100 of a cent a pound and on dex
trin half a cent a pound. A reduc
tion of half a cent a pound is also
made in the duty on starch, with the
exception of potato starch. Zinc in
ore is assessed one cent per pound
for the zinc contained. The tariff on
pig iron is reduced from $4 to $2.50
Where Increases Are Made.
The principal increases are made in
the duties on lemons, cocoa and sub
stitutes for coffee, coal-tar, dyes,
gloves, and coated papers and litho
As was expected, the new tariff bill is
made on a maximum and minimum
basis, with the provision that the
maximum rates are not to go Into ef
fect until 0 days after the passage
of the bill. Reciprocity provisions
are ..contained in the paragraphs as
sessing duties on bituminous coal and
coke and agricultural implements, by
which these articles are given entry
free of duty when imported from coun
tries which permit the free importa-
For the Discouraged.
Big things are only little things put
together. It is encouraging to think
of this when confronted with a big
task. Remember that it is only a
group of little tasks, any one of which
you can easily do. W. P. Warren.
Boric Acid for Eyes.
Often when one has a cold the eyes
feel hot and are red and inflamed.
The best way to effect a cure is to
bathe the eyes frequently with a so
lution of boric acid and water.
Fine Eagle Shot in England.
An eagle has been shot; by a keeper
Mi the Tiberton estate, Herefordshire,
England. It measures seven feet two
Inches across the wings and is two
feet ten inches in length. It is of a
light brown color, apparently two
years, old and,, is, believed to be of the
white eagle species.
Lived Two Months with Broken; Neck
After living for more than two
months with a broken neck, Percy
Henry Askham, aged 32, died In Scajr
boiough (England) hospital.
tion of these articles from America,
The inheritance tax provision of the.
bill Is similar to the New York state
law. It provides a tax of five per
cent on all inheritances over $500 that
are collateral inheritances or in which
strangers are the legatees. In eases
of direct inheritance 'the taxes pre
scribed are: On $10,000 to $100,000,
one per cent; on $100,000 to $500,000.
two -per cent, and-on those over :$500.
00. three ,per cent It is estimated
that $20,000,000 annually will be de
rived 'from this tax.
Ends Foreign Trade Agreements.
The maximum, and minimum pro
vision of the bill' does away with the
necessity of continuing vthe foreign
trade agreements. The abrogation of
these is provided for in a section
which authorizes the president to
issue notices of the termination of
these agreements within ten days aft
er the bill goes into effect The
French agreement would therefore ter
minate immediately, while the Ger
man agreement would remain in force
for six months.
A provision in the bill is designed
to meet the conditions resulting from
the patent laws of Great Britain,
which requires that patentees must
manufacture their articles in Great
Britain. This provision applies the
same rules to patents taken out in
this country by aliens as applied to
Americans in the country of the aliens.
Drawback privileges are extended by
the bill and the method of valuation
on articles upon which the tariff im
poses an ad valorem duty is broad
ened for the purpose of preventing the
practice of undervaluation.
Payne Explains Bill.
The following explanation of the
form of the bill was made by Mr.
"The new tariff bill is a minimum
and maximum tariff bill. The mini
mum rates of duty are contained in
the first section, and the free list for
the minimum rates is in the second
section of the bill. The third section
contains the maximum rates, which
are generally equal to the minimum
rates and 20 per cent, in addition
thereto and the articles on the free
list, in the transfer to the third sec
tion, bear a duty of 20 per cent ad
valorem as a maximum rato. The
maximum rate does not go into effect
in any event until GO days after the
passage of the ac.. By the fourth
section the minimum rates are ap
plied to all good terms by way of tar?
iff as that given to any other nation,
and the maximum rates are applied
to those countries which discriminate
against the trade of the United
States or fail to give the United
States tariff rates as favorable as
those given any other nation. This
section is self acting, making it the
duty of the executive to collect the
duties, whether minimum or maxi
mum, in accordance with the terms of
the bill, leaving it open to the courts
to decide upon the legality of the
"One problem that confronted the
committee was the question of reve
nue. The business of all commercial
nations has been depressed for nearly
two years, and thus has affected our
commerce and greatly reduced our
revenues, so that we have a large
deficit, but the revenues under the
present law are improving from month
to month, as business conditions are
Changes by Payne Bill.
The statement gives the rates In
the present law, the Dingley tariff,
and shows the changes that the Payne
bill proposes. The abstract of the bill
"The committee have transferred
some articles from the free list to the
dutiable, and have increased duties
on others for the sole purpose of in
creasing the revenue. Most of these
articles on which duties nave been
increased are luxuries which have
been 'increased as follows:
"Perfumeries and toilet articles
from 50 to GO per centum ad valorem;
fancy soap, from 15 to 20 cents per
pound; chicory root, raw. .not dried,
from one cent to 2 cents per pound;
roasted from 2 cents to five cent
"Cocoa, crude, transferred from the
free list to the dutiable, at four cents
per pound; prepared or manufactured,
increased two cents on each classifi
cation except that valued above 35
cents per pound, whichremains the
same. Ten per centum ad -valorem is
also added to the duties 'assessed on
that valued between 15 and 35 cents
per pound. Powdered cocoa from five
to nine cents per pound.
American Phonographs in China.
American phonograph companies do
a uig business' in China. The most
famous Chinese bands and palace sing
ers are engaged to make records. They
are brought from all parts of the em
pire to the three record-making cen
ters Peking, Shanghai 'and Hong
kong. Here the apparatus for making
the master records is set up and the
recording done under the direction of
an expert A record popular in the
north of China seldom is popular ia
Of the endurance and faithfulness of
women in the discharge of their duties
there is no 'question. Mrs. Elizabeth
Dickson, an "unestablished rural post
woman" going between -Melrose and
Gattonside, England, retired recently
after a period of service covering 30
years and eight months. During this
period she had never been late even
once on duty, and had been absent on
sick leave but 14 days.
Every day of service she had walked
13 miles, or 129,392 miles, a distance
, equal to Jive times around the world.
Successful farming is the product
of intelligent, well-directed energy.
The records show that more chick
ens are lost on wet mashes than those
kept on dry feed.
Never mix warm cream with cold.
Cool the fresh cream to the tempera
ture of the rest and then stir well to
gether. Corn ground cob and all together
with oats makes a splendid feed for
cows as well as horses.
Intestinal worms do not trouble
hogs when they have access to a box
containing hardwood ashes, charcoal
If chickens are forced in the early
stages they will not make as rapid
growth as they approach maturity as
those fed a more moderate ration.
If in the droppings of the horse you
notice that there is much whole grain,
look to the animal's teeth. Have them
filled so that he can grind his feed
One farmer who started with a ce
ment trough for his pigs has extended
the use of cement to the building of
a silo, barn, and the next thing will
be a cement house.
The use of a separator gives you
warm, sweet milk for the calves, pigs
and chickens, and it is worth a good
deal more as feed at that time than
when cold and sour.
It is said that hogs weighing 275
pounds require double the amount of
feed to produce 106 pounds of gain as
do those weighing 35 to 75 pounds. You
can easily figure where the most profit
For the first few days after farrow
ing feed the sow lightly, a thin, warm
slop of middlings and oatmeal, given
a little at a time, will prove all that
is needed. Then begin feeding oats,
peas, middlings and barley, and don't
forget the roots.
Soon the cows will get out onto the
.grass again. But don't be in too much
of a hurry. The grass ought to be
given a good start and the ground al
lowed to become firm, otherwise the
stock will cut it up and do more dam
age ten times over than the value of
the feed they will pick. up.
Eggs for hatching should be kept
at an even temperature. Take special
care that they do notbecome chilled.
A room in the house that is moderate
ly warm is the safest place for them.
Remember every day to turn the eggs
that you are going to set. The easiest
way to turn the eggs Is to jrat them in
a patent egg-box where.- each egg fits
snugly Into a compartment, and then
all that has to be done to turn a dozen
"eggs is to turn over the box.
Soft bunches on the knees of the
cows sometimes appear as a result of
abrasions on the hard stable floor
when the bedding is scant. They can
be treated in the following manner:
'Mix one ounce of lard and two drams
'of binibdide of mercury and apply it
as a strong blister to the swelling re
peatedly until it disappears. Some
times simple pressure with bandages,
applied an increasing length of time
daily for some weeks, will do it.
There are honest and dishonest com
mission men. This is the story of a
dishonest one, and is reprinted from
Rural New Yorker that readers of
Meadowbrook Farm Notes may be on
their guard: A farmer sent some goods
to a New York commission man and
failed to get returns. Finally a check
came, which was refused at the bank.'
Then the farmer came up here and
hunted up the man. He found the
dealer, who pleaded that he was "hard
up." "Yet," says the farmer, "he was
smoking a fine cigar!"
"Dressed poultry" .means birds with
the feathers off, hut'' with head. and
feet on, although some marketmen in
smaller cities want 'these' off also, but
do not want the entrails removed un
til the bird has been purchased by the
consumer. Experienced buyers refuse
to purchase a bird in a market if it is
exposed for sale with the head and
feet removed, as it is very easy to de
tect whether the bird, was affected by
roup, chickenpox, or any kindred dis
ease at the time of death, if the head
is left on. The legs are often removed
to keep the purchaser from noticing
the age or sex of the bird.
As a result of lettuce experiments
conducted by the Wisconsin experi
ment station to determine the relative
value of sub-irrigation as compared
with surface watering, the conclusions
were drawn from results obtained that
with proper care as large crops can be
produced with surface watering as
with sub-irrigation, and that the added
precaution necessary in surface wa
tering is more than offset by the diffi
culties and cost connected with the
sub-irrigation system. In the experi
ment the first crop was harvested from
January 15 to 31 and 'the second crop
.from April 2 to 7. In summing up the
results from both crops it was found
that the surface-watered bench yielded
nearly 60 pounds more lettuce than did
the sub-irrigated bench, or a difference
of approximately 600 pounds for a
I house 20 by 100 feet
Hogs" need roots,-and shantd-have'-them
regularly. t ; f
Do not feed concentrated foods to
the sow that has just farrowed.
Work the present farm well before
hankering afterthe larger farm. "
Danger of .feeding too much hay to
the horse. Be careful on this point.
Do not clean the barn before milk
ing. It stirs up smells and dust which
injure the milk. . . r
Good care of the farm as well as
good care of the stock gives the farm
er good return, for hls pains.
A handful of oil meal In the horse's
feed once a day will act as a good con
dition powder and put his coat in sleek
Provide snug quarters for the ewes
with lamb, and see that there is no
place where the lamb can creep away
from its mother.
- The too-large collar is about as bad
as the toorsmall collar. See that the
collar fits. The horses will pull bet
ter and there will be ro danger of
Try putting a handful of shelled corn
with the grain for the horse. It will
encourage better grinding of the feed
and the little corn will be good for
Plan to grow your chicken to mar
ketable size as soon as possible, for
the amount of feed required to pro
duce a pound of flesh increases as the
chicks approach maturity.
You can know without any one tell
ina you when the owner of a horse
has been in the habit of clubbing it
over the head. -It will raise its head
high and try to back. Such actions
tell all the story.
The good road horse needs good
care. When he comes in tired, wet
and dirty, rub him down and blanket,
and use bandages on his legs. Then
after he has cooled off give him a
vigorous brushing and put him up for
Are your cows of poor grade? Don't
set discouraeed and quit, or turn 1 a
leaf ear to the arguments In favor of
improvement Start in by getting a
pure-bred sire. If you can't do better
buy a calf and rear him yourself, and
as you get opportunity buy in better
cows and get rid of the poor ones.
The farmer who prides himself on
his skill in bringing his cows through
the winter on the minimum amount of
feed is generally the farmer who com
plains that the cows do not give
enough milk to pay for their keep. If
such fellows would try the plan of
generous feed rations they would be
agreeably surprised how the cows
would more than balance the account
Observations at the New Mexico ag
ricultural experiment station indicate
the following ways in which excessive
cattle-grazing is injurious to land: The
kinds of plants preferred by the cattle
are eaten before they have time to
seed, and so die out, leaving less valu
able plants to occupy their place. The
soil becomes so compacted, especially
near drinking places, that rain-water
will not sink in. The paths made by
the animals give direction to the flow
of surface-water and lead to erosion
of the soil.
If troubled with roaches you can
keep the pests down if not get rid of
them entirely by use of a trap made
as follows: Take any deep vessel or
jar and place it where the roaches con
gregate. Fill it partly full of sweet
ened liquid paste. Then take several
thin, narrow pieces of wood, bend each
one into an inverted. A. and hang them
on the jar one end almost in the
liquid, the other on the shelf or floor.
The idea Is to make several "gang
planks" up which the roaches can
crawl, with a steeper gangway inside,
down which they will slide into the
liquid never to return.
Grain which is affected with stink
ing smut can be treated successfully
according to the Oklahoma experiment
station in the following way: Two
pounds of crystallized commercial cop
per sulphate solution should be dis
solved in 50 gallons of water. The
gain is placed in this solution, and
should remain immersed for about 12
hours. The seed should be stirred oc
casionally. After draining for a few
minutes the seed is again immersed in
a lime solution, -which is prepared by
slaking two pounds of good lime and
diluting the same with 20 gallons of
water. It has been noted that the
omission of this treatment with the
lime water results in a decreased per
centage of germination.
In reference to the value of manure
to the farmer. Prof. E. B. Voorhees de
clares it is worth in money on the farm
just as much as the farmer would have
to pay for their chemical constituents
in the fertilizer market. For instance,
an average 1 dairy cow, well fed, will
return 12 tons of manure per year.
This equals 117 pounds of nitrogen, 77
pounds of phosphoric acid and 89
pounds of potash. The man buying
these in the market will have to pay
20 cents for nitrogen and 4 cents for
the other chemicals. 1 This foots up to
nearly $31, and in addition must be
computed the benefits to the soil of
this body of manure as a fermentive
and putrefactive in liberating and ma
king available the plant food already
in the soil. How many dairymen,
when comparing cost of feed and the
price of milk, forget to estimate the
actual cash value of 4he manure ob
tained. At the bare value of the chem
icals mentioned above, a farmer caring
for 12 cows gets one dollar per day the
year round, besides the milk profits.
Not His Object
"Do you think you can absolutely
prove your theory?" asked the admir
"I don't wish to," answered the emi
nent astronomer; "as soon as it is ab
solutely proved there will be a falling
off in the demand for magazine arti
cles on the subject"
WSAR :THR STQ6K
Dainty NecKwear Thai
Has Supplanted Col-.
lar of gipbroi-
All winter long the stock has rivaled
the collar in lingerie neckwear, and
now it would seem that for those to
whom laundry considerations need not
hold terrors, the dainty stock has sup
planted the less fragile collar of em
The high turndown linen or lace col
lar is still worn, but it is not the latest
word of fashion? Where a heavy linen
collar is required a straight em
broidered collar fastening in the back
is newer than the old turndown model,
and the popular turndown collar is
newx the low broad Dutch collar, so
charmingly .girlish but so trying to old
In these low collars one finds the
two extremes of finest lingerie ma
terial delicately embroidered, I lace
trimmed and heavy' soft linen em
broidered heavily or in open work de
sign and If lace trimmed at all trimmed
with substantial Cluny or Irish lace.
Bofy types will be much worn, and
it would be hard to imagine a collar
more comfortable for hot days, bnt, as
we have hinted, it demands a youthful
throat and chin.
One other type of turndown collar
which merits a word is the high stock
collar of rather .fine lawn with a flat
embroidered scallop edge band of the
lawn turning down all around' to half
or three-quarters' of the collai depth.
This fastens behind and cuffs to
match often accompany the collar.
Another high collar, this time of
finely embroidered lawn, has rabbit
ear points turning down on it in the
front, these points being embroidered
and lace edged. A narrow frill of lace
finished the bottom of the collar, as
is often the case with lingerie stocks,
the lace softening the line adjoining
and helping to hide all trace of the
Of straight high lingerie stocks, em
broidered or tucked or inset with lace,
there is no end, and these in many in
stances depend for their cachet more
upon the little cravat accompanying
them than upon their own merit It is
among these cravats that many of the
neckwear novelties are to be found,
but description of them is difficult,
since it is to the consummate dainti
ness of their embroidery, the clever
shaping of the bow and its coquettish
adjustment that so much of their ef
fectiveness is due.
Narrow lingerie cravats folded once
and finished with narrow little bows
whose ends are pointed, scallop edged
and embroidered, are made up in finest
white lawn with dainty colored em
broidery, and are worn either around
the base of the throat or around the
top of a high lingerie stock.
This idea of arranging cravat and
bow at the top of the stock is com
paratively new, and the arrangement
has a piquant air, but is pretty onlj
when the wearer has a long, slim
throat. Some of the little embroi
dered cravats and bows meant for
such adjustment have a tiny plaited
frill running around the upper edge
and softening the line next to the
Another narrow folded lingerie
cravat has two knots and little jabot
ends, one on each side of the front,
with perhaps two inches between, the
cravat fastening in the back, and still
another has a bow slightly larger than
those we have described, and made
with two full loops on one side and
a loop and end on the other side, the
one spreading and exquisitely embroi
dered. Tiny embroidered bows heading ra
bats or little tabs are not new, though
always pretty, and brought out now in
new and dainty forms, and there are
new variations, too, upon the narrow
lingerie tie passing around the throat
and brought back to knot a little bit
low, with plaited and embroidered
Convenient Sewing Basket.
Convenient sewing basket is a wil
low clothes hamper, lined with cheese
cloth of a pretty shade of deep blue
or violet, or cretonne of a dainty pat
tern. Pockets of various sizes are
stitched to the lining to hold patterns,
thread, shears, buttons, hooks and eyes.
The larger pockets for patterns are
stitched near the bottom of the bas
ket, while the smaller ones are near
the top. The cover of the hamper is
padded with cotton and covered with
the same material with which it is
lined. This makes the cushion for
pins and needles. A sewing basket
of this kind will hold a larger quan
tity of sewing than any ordinary sew
ing basket; it is easily covered from
the dust looks neat, occupies small
space on the floor, and is convenient
to reach while sitting at the sewing
table or machine.
Tulle Sleeves with sVtal Bands.
A pretty fancy is to finish the wrists
of the long tight tulle sleeves that
accompany nearly every costume with
a two-inch band of metal or heavy
silk embroidered, like a bracelet
- This is one of the daintiest little bonnets possible to imagine, and is
milte simple in construction. , '
Be Adapted to Cqs-
tum witb VbWr
Tbey Are Worn;
With the spring the mind of girl
hood turns to' belts and ties. No mat
ter how. great, is .the, vogue fori .one
piece frocks, withr pleasant weather
the shirtwaist and 'duck skirt regains
its own, and a belt is needed.
The summer girl's, wardroae will not
be finished if she does not possess at
least one embroidered belt whose col
or can be matched' In ties and stock
ings, possibly in hatband and para
sol. To buy such belts costs so much
that the forehanded girl will make her
Every sort of embroidery m in favor
from huck daraiag to the oM time
favorite eyelet work and satin stitch
for service in washing. Heavy lmea
is used' for many of the belts either
ia white or colors.
White ones are generally kept white
throughout, using a white leather or
white enamel buckle.
Colored linens are worked some
times ia white mercerised cottons,
again in several teaea of the Haea.
Thus a belt to be worn with a gray
linen suit has a conventional design
in several tones of darker gray light
ened with touches of silver thread.
Where a belt is to see mach service:
it is as well to omit this touch of sil
ver, as though it is. supposed to re
main, it will not stand the wash tub
and constant exposure -of air.
For more elaborate wear there are
fascinating belts worked on moire or
corded belting or on heavy satin rib
bon stiffened with buckram. Quite a
feature' of this work is a jeweled ef
fect In colors.
One good-looking belt on pale blue
moire belting has a continuous flower
design, somewhat conventionalized.
The large flowers are worked with aii
outline of French knots in several
rows, and the center of each flower
is formed of smart blue jewels.
Another smart-looking belt on gray
satin has a design of scrolls and disks
worked In two colors of steel beads
picked out with blue jewels. Still a
third belt is worked on tan-colored
belting, with brown and white daisies.
The centers of the white flowers are
studded with yellow jewels, while the
brown daisies have red jeweled hearts.
These jeweled beads for fancy work
can be found in any art needlework
store in all colors and sizes.
A smart belt to be worn with a dark
blue tailored suit is of dark blue cord
ed belting stamped in a bold design
of chrysanthemums, heavilyj' padded
and worked in satin stitch in old blue,
Chinese green, and a dull coppery 'red.
A belt that would go well with the
ever-popular white serge suit Is of
heavy white corded silk, worked in a
conventional pattern of many petaled
flowers. This could be done either on
Wallachian embroidery or in the new
er simplex stitch.
A girl who has taken up hammered
brass work, has made herself a fascin-
1 ating belt of narrow cut brass" with
an open dashing pattern. This Is made
from such thin sheets as to be pliable,
and is worn over different colored rib
bons which shine through the design.
Belts or raffia will also be worn
again and are seen in charming new
colors. The simpler the weave of
these belts and the duller the color
ing the more fashionable they are.
A new notion in shoes Is patent
leather with tan color tops and pearl
For promenade costumes, for early
spring, corduroy will be used among
the other fabrics.
It seems that for day wear one can
not have too many buttons or too
much braid on the cloth or velvet
The tightly fitting sleeve Is still mo
dish, but some of the new models
have little upper sleeves given to
them, a great improvement for long,
So detrimental to the promenade
has the directoire gown that clings to
the feet proved that hidden plaits are
being inserted at the hem of such
dresses, so that there is plenty of
swing and comfort permissible for the
The popularity of everything By
zantine has brought about the fashion
for the peacock. The "eyes" of the
feathers are constantly used in em
broidery and peacock blue and green
are the dominant colors. The latest
thing is the head and neck of a pea
cock in brilliant jewels worn in the
front of the coiffure.
This is the smart thing in Paris
but it remains to be seen whether
American women will adopt it
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