' . T" 1 1 :
'." AFTERNOON CALLS. -. -anTi
"ernon call is a survival of
do but visit his friends The bit.
k Part-of -the whole sad business
s . according to the London Globe,
nat . unless one pays calls, one does
ot get -asked j dinner
HAIR IN.0ORONET STYLE.
Ze ,h0 have tht necessary
wealth of hair should try the coronet
ivie of dressing, and sc few women
Dowadays haye a reaiiy abundant
ciownmg glory that the style is not
JJeiy to become so common as to
Compensation is a law of nature,
so the girl-with a flat purse is, more
ten tljan not, possessed of the taste
and ability that her more opulen
cousm is obliged to purchase, which
os a long way to even things us,
especially if good iooks also belong
'ith.the other natural-adornments, as
they are apt . to do.
WHAT THE QUEEN NEVER DOES.
I A story is told which shows how
yery pleasant are the relations ex
isting between the Queen and her
maids of honor. It once happened
that one jf them arrived at Wind
sor Castle without her luggage, and
quietly informed her Majesty of the
fact, says Home Notes. Instead of
remarking . on her carelessness, the
Queen, merely said: "My dear child,
how did you manage it? I never
HQME CLEANER GLOVES TOO
. "Jhis has been a hite glove as
iseriDbly," sniffed a woman to her hos
tess at the end of an afternoon miisi
oale. The air was filled with the.
odors of benzine, gasoline, and other
liquids. used in the home cleaning of
- gloves. There is money for, the in
ventor cf an inoffensive glore cleaner,
for : women . will continue to clean
their own hand--coverings to the end
of time. The use of long -white gloves
has made the cost of renovation go
up, and it means a saving to perform
ithe operation oneself.
PEACH BLOSSOM TAFFETA.
Printed borders are a feature of the
, loveliest chiffons' and other sheer fab
Rose stripes have made one, dainty
brown chiffon dress famous.
Another beauty is in peach blossom
The bodice takes the form of a de
lightful Lcuis XV. coat of peach
blossom chiffon taffeta, with a pleat
ed habit -back, finished with diamond
buttons, and a wide belt of chine silk
with- poppies to match the painted
border of the skirt, and edged with "a
narrow line of black satin. This ex
quisite little coat is finished with a
collar of pale leaf green velvet, bor
dered with. three frills of Valenciennes
"DON'T WEAR RINGS.
Girls whose hands are not yet fully
grown, and formed that is, generally
speaking, girls up to eighteen should
not wear rings. Many a taper finger
has had its shape spoiled by a ring3
which became so gradually, tight that
the wearer did not notice it until tae
mischief was done. Pianists or per
'sons who play any instrument seldom'
'wear rings. They' think that the
weight of "the ring lessens the muscu-
' lar strength of the finger. If a girl
thinks she must wear rings, then let
her at least take them off each night
and rub for a moment the- part of
the finger that has been covered by
them. This restores circulation and
helps the finger to attain its normal
' growth. Philadelphia Inquirer.
HIGH COMBS IN VOGUE AGAIN.
High combs are inevitable since
the Paris autocrat have decreed the
return of the Directoire styles. Even
women whose rotund figures make
the fashion ridiculous, as far as they
are concerned, are showing signs of
bowing to the command. Directoire
it is to be, and already the hair is
being piled" up.-. High combs are be
ing unearthed. In the street they
give the necessary tilt to the small
and lopsided-looking hats. Some of
the new Directoire combs have Egyp
tian symbols, and some women have
the idea carried out in ornaments on
the hat and the belt buckle. One
girl whose wedding-chimes will. min
gle with "the Easter hallelujahs has a
comb six inches ' high, ar-d a belt
buckle of equal size. He loose,- half
length coat has big bvtcons in which
the pattern is reproduced. , , .
STUART PERIOD REVIVED.
Long ladders of ribbon botfs, re
calling the kind of trimming still
seen in portraits of the early Stuart
period, each little bow finished with
a silver tag, or possibly with a sil
ver fringe or a silver tassel, may
be seen just now on some of the new
est dinner gowns, made either in
chiffon velvet or in some of those
soft rich satins which, it U very good
news to hear, are many of them of
English manufacture. Op a wedding
gown of ivory white satin, to be worn
later on as a dinner dress,, these soft
satin bows, are very much in evi-
denco,' carried cut in. the same satin
as the .gowb. finished with silver tas
sels, and bcnunuscl in an unbroken
line from jthc dee;) bertha collar of
beautiful ybnetlaa. iace which out'---?
the decollfetage, een down to the
heavy silver cord, which borders witli
so much dignity the hem of the skirt.
Carried jut in velvet also, with tas
sels in -rilk cord, these bows will
make a most effective kind, of trim
ming for Spring gowns in fine cloth
-nd in cashmere.
WOMEN WORKERS IN JAPAN.
The reinarkable increase during
the last few years-in the number of
women employed in various branches
of commercial life in Japan must be
regarded as a very significant sign
of the times. Not content with the
occupations which have almost ex
clusively ! belonged to females, they
have new' invaded those field's which
have hitherto heen considered as be
longing tb the male sex. Ihe ex
periment made in the employrient of
women as clerks and bookkeepers
has been j found satisfactory, And we
now find I girls employed by many of
the firms and stores in Toliio and
other large cities. The, employment
of women in these various directions
will do much toward emancipating
the Japanese women, who have until
now been entirely dependent on -men
for the shaping of . their destinies, n
is only natural, under such circum
stances, tihat female education should
engage serious public attention. The
number of girls receiving a school
education, it is stated, is now more
than eight times the number of those
at school -ten years ago. More re
markable are the figures given by the
Tokio ' Educational Society. Fifteen
years ago the percentage of females
admitted! to the training school for
teachers j was less than twenty, as
compared witltthe men, but to-day
the rate has been, completely re
versed, the number of male appli
cants being now about 15 per cent,
of the total.' It is said that women,
as teachers, are proving themselves
superior j to men, and that there is
consequently more' demand for the
former than the. latter. There is no
doubt that the employment of wo
men in the various branches of busi
ness activity will steadily increase
with the advance of education among
them. Japan Chronicle.
Sevres blue is modish. .'
Second Empire styles prevail.
Pork-pie .millinery is therefore
"good." . .
Shawl-shaped mantles are likewise
Mixed; field and garden flowers are
Empice modes crowd the graceful
.Laces! to match our dresses are by
no means " out.'
Glorified mushrooms linger among
the fashionable chapeaux.
Lovely Watteau ribbon embroidery
is ijhe height of chic.
Tiny carriage shades with jointed
handles! have been revived.
- The .plisse tulle Peirrot is in every
color, trhis. neck ruche is now called
Madame Re jane has set a. fashion
by carrying a sheer white handker
chief edged with dainty black lace.
The vogue of the handsome ostrich
feather! boa need not -affect Philadel
phia, or those summering at nearby
resorts,! as it is too warm.
Some; of ythe summer 'White em
broidered gowns, inlet with insertions
of Valenciennes, flounces, and me
dallions, are veritable works . of art,
and costly withal.
In the tulle neck ruffle, the most
fashionable colors, are smoke gray,
chestnut brown, hydrangea blue. They
match or harmonize with the costume
and are finished with velvet ribbon
A hat that consists of soft black
braid arranged in stars over a white
maline covered frame is unique. Each
star is! studded with a: jt paillette,
and only a little trimming of black
silk roses is required.
Cretonne is -having quite a vogue
again for summer cottage ' and ve
randa furnishings, and countless are
the uss to- which it is put, bed and
bureau covers, sofa , cushions, and
hangings being most attractive in
this durable and inexpensive stuff.
To ease the waist across the front
ior a very full figure, take up quite
a deep tuck underneath the tuck
nearest the shoulder at each side. This
has been found a practical method of
preventing the straining which is so
Paris has. -declared, 'that white is
still to be first favorite; and then,
with the charming-inconsistency for
which : she is famous, has sent over
fascinating muslins, with the color
note contrived by means of embroid
ery, in! true French blue, which shares
honors with the. embroidery done in
white, i the two being on the same
piece. Brooklyn Eagle.
' A SAD CASE.
Daddy sometimes says that I
Am a little tad.
And it often makes me feel
That it's pretty sad.
For I know that I'm as brave,
Though I am so small,
As George Washington or Grant,
O great Hannibal.
And it's hard to think one could
Be so great, you know,
And then not be .able to,
Because one has to grow.
DUCK-ON-A-ROCK AND EMPEROR.
Duck-on-a-rock is -an old game, but
for generation after generation it
holds its place in the hearts of the
boys who know how to play it. Here
it is now for all of you, and girls
may become really quite expert at
'throwing straight," if they will try
to play the game, too.
A large stone with a smooth top is
chosen for the rock, and each player
is provided with a stone of . the right
size to be easily held in that hand.
These are the ducks.
Draw a line twenty-five to thirty
feet distant from the -rock, according
to the size of the field played in, and
back of this line is " home." The
next step in the game is to " pink for
duck," which consists in each play
er's throwing his stone from "home"
to the rock.. . The one whose stone
lies farthest from the rock, when all
have thrown, is " It," and must place
his stone on' the rock for the others
to throw at, their object being to
knock it off. He must stand near the
If any player knocks the stone from
the rock, there must instantly be a
general stampede for " home." The
player who is " It " must quickly re
place the stone on the rock, and when
he has done so must try to tpuch
any player who has not. yet reached
" heme." The one so touched becomes
" It " and must place his ' duck " on
the rock to be thrown at, standing
near by himself.
Sometimes, if a player touched by
" It " is a fleet runner, he may be
able to place his duck on the rock
and run back and touch the former
" It " before he has had a chance to
get his stone and run "home;" in
that case, the. fleet runner wins his
release, and the former "It" must
again place his duck on the rock.
If no stone dislodges the duck In
one round of play, their owners for
feit them to "It," and terms must be
made with him to recover them. He
may command one to " jump " home,
which he must do with the stone be
tween his feet, and hop home thus
burdened. Another he may command
to " kick," which is done by working
the stone onto the foot and kicking
it homeward. Or he may command,
one to "heel," which means to kick
the stone home backwards, with the
While these forfeits are being paid
no one else may go "home," and the
first one who fails in fulfilling th-j
penalty and getting his duck home,
Emperor is a game that is played
in much the same way as Duck-on-a-Rock,
only the emperor is a wooden
figure placed on a post about eighteen
inches in height. A player called the
Prime Minister stands near it, and
the others, each with a ball like 'a
croquet ball, try in turn to knock off
The rules in Duck-on-a-Rcck hoM
good in this game, all players run
ning home when the Emperor is dis
placed, and the Prime Minister be
ing compelled to replace him before
he runs to touch another and make
him Prime Minister. A time limit
might be fixed for this game, and the
one who has displaced the Emperor
the greatest number of times, or the
one who has been Prime Minister the
least times, may be the visitor, ac
cording to agreement. New York
LIVE OYSTERS IN THE' HOUSE.
Years ago a family lived on a farm
in a little country town, where there
was no railroad, and the nearest city
was a number of miles distant. The
father was very fond of oysters, -"and
how do ycu suppose he managed to
have some always "at hand?" He
would drive to the nearest city, buy
a bushel of "real live" ones, and
bring " them heme with him. They
were then carefully placed in .rows
along the cellar floor, where it was
rather dark and cool, and a -little
damp. The most interesting part,
however, was to keep them alive.
Every little while some one would
go " down cellar " and feed them by
sprinkling them with meal and water.
One of the little girls in the family,
who is now grown up, says she can
remember how the oysters closed
their- shells with a snap after they
were fed; but perhaps that was only
in her imagination. Anyway, if they
happened to be forgotten for a time,
they would be found patiently wait
ing with their shells open, ready to
receive their next meal. By the way,
nearly all of us have heard thp sav-
ing that oysters are good to eat only
during the winter months which hav
an R in their name, but who knows
when that idea first originated? It
was mentioned in. a book called " Dy
et's Dry Dinner," printed in 1599. We
are not so very much brighter than j
our ancestors, after all, are we?
"I'LL TAY YOU FOR THAT."
This little parable by an unknown
author teaches its own lesson:
A hen trod on a ducks foot. She did
not mean to do it, and it did not hurt
the duck much, but the duck said, "I'll
pay you for that!" So the duck flew
at the old heu, but as she did so her
wings struck an old goose, who stood
"I'll pay you for that!" cried the
goose, and she flew at the duck, but as
she did so her foot tore the fur of a
cat, who was just then in the yard.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried the cat,
and she started for the goose, tut as
she did so her claw caught in the wool
of a sheep.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried the
sheep, and she ran at the cat, but as
she did so her foot hit the foot of a
dog who lay in the sun.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried he. and
jumped at the sheep, but as he did so
his leg struck an old cow who stood by
"I'll pay you for that!" cried she, and
she ran at the dog, but as she did so
her horn grazed the skin of a horse
who stood by a tree. .
"I'll pay you for that!" cried he, and
he rushed at the cow.
What a noise there was! The horse
flew at the cow, and the cow at the
dog, and the dog at 'the sheep, and the
sheep at the cat. and the cat at the
goose, and the goose at the duck, and
the duck at the hen. What a fuss
there was! And all because the hen ac
cidentally stepped on the duck's toes.-
"Hi! Hi! What's all this?" cried the
man who had the care of them. "You
may stay here," he said to the hen, but
he drove the duck to the pond, the
goose to the field, the cat to the barn,
the sheep to. her fold, the dog to the
house, the cow to her yard, and the
horse to his stall. And so all their
good timeswere over because the duck
would not overlook a little hurt which
was not intended.
THE FACE OF AN ENGINE.
A writer in the London Saturday
Re.view comments upon the fact that
a railway engine has a face and that
the face has an expression. "Look
at an engine," says the writer, "and
you can see that one looks noble
simply noble in its strength; another,
gigantic in force, but not noble an
expression of mere hrute strength.
Some engines have a lofty, almost
supercilious, ' expression; others al
most foolish. Some have an air of
smug stoutness. Then there are en
gines that distinctly look angry and
others comparatively gentle. What
is the key to this physiognomy?
Where is the seat of expression? On
the whole, it seems to be the funnel."
RODENT TRIBE INCLUDES
.The prairie dog.
The unsociable porcupine.
The poor, hunted, lovely chinchilla.
The pretty and lively little guinea
The capivara,' or water hog, which
is the largest of the gnawers, and
weighs 100 pounds.
THE ARABip DAY.
The Arabic day begins at sunset,
and the particular one which begins
any month is that on which the new
moon is first seen after sunset. Apart
from the cloudiness of the sky, there
may be and generally, is considerable
difficulty in seeing the crescent, lost
as it must always .be in the,, radiance
of the set sun, and consequently there
is always uncertainty for some time
after sunset whether the day that has
just begun is to be reckoned with the
last month or as the first of a new
Arts cf the London Beggar.
Owen Seaman, the new editor of
London Punch, has studied all sorts
of odd things. Among others he has
devoted much attention to . the profes
sional beggar, for which ingenuity he
has immense admiration. He tells
of a woman -beggar, who; with her 7-year-old
girl, was admitted to the
home of an English aristocrat. As
the two waited in the hall the mother
was hwd to say: "Wfaat will yousay
when yo come into the drawmg-rponi
where the Countess is?" The child,
smiling, whispered in reply:' "I
know. I'll put on a beautiful, lost look
and bu'st out: "Oh, mother, is tWs
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Manufacturers of Silk Kibbcns, 4 to 20
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When trouble drives a man to drink
drink drives him to more trouble.
UTTERLY WORN OUT.
Vitality Sapped by Years of Suffering
With Kidney Trouble.
Capt. J. W. Hogun, former post
master of Indianola, now living at
wrkes: "I was
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loins and in the
hips and shoul
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My right eye,
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Many a preacher spoils the water
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