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Homemaldng Require* Study.
Many women make the mistake of
thinking that the calling of homemak
ing needs no preparation, and the re
sult is disappointment on both sides;
Every girl should be taught plain
cooking and .sewing and have some
knowledge of every branch of domestic
work; it will prove a valuable asset
in whatever line of business she may
engage, and should she marry, the
•duties/of keeping house will not be
.nearly so difficult.
Some do not marry, many late in
life; others still are left widows, often
with dependent families, and for such
■a practical education is desirable; but
■ each one should select the- work that
«he thinks she would like to do, and
not for the reason that others have
•succeeded in it.
A grammar school education, at
least, is necessary for any one who
would enter an office. A high school
education is desirable, and even one
year of/ this latter is of great advan
tage as a general preparation.
I agree with one of your correspond
ents that stenography is a good busi
ness for a bright girl; it does not re
quire as long a time as some other
branches for study and brings quicker
returns than almost any other. I
■«peak from experience, as the widowed
mother of two daughters, both' stenog
raphers, who took care of themselves,
-.assisted the family and always had a
snug account to their credit in the
ATTRACTIVE COSTUMES FOR YOUNG GIRLS.
Girls, whatever you do, do with all
your might, and you will be sure to
Woman Judge in Denmark.
A woman has lately been made a
Judge tn Denmark, and the Danish
■women are reported to be much excit
ed. as they think it is the first and
■only case of the kind in the world.
To say nothing of Mrs. Esther Morris
of Wyoming, Mrs. Catherine Waugh
McCulloch of Illinois, and Mrs. Mary
Cooper of Kansas, do not our Danish
Waters read their Bibles? Have they
forgotten Deborah, the wife Jef* Lapi-
■doth. who judged Israel for forty years,
■sitting under a palm tree, and led out
the forces of the chosen people to
battle because the general refused to
march without her? Mr; Blackwell was
very fond of quoting Deborah to those
who claimed that the Bible teaches the
■subjection of women, and he empha
sized the fact that Deborah was a mar
ried woman.—Woman’s. Journal.
Passing of the Puff.
The figure on the right shows a street costume of King’s blue wide wale
cheviot with narrow skirt and long coat, fastened with large buttons cov
ered with the material and braided buttonholes. There is one rever sim
ilarly trimmed with smaller buttons. The turban is of panne velvet in
King’s blue and the furs are lynx. The figure on the left shows a gown of
amethyst satin finished cloth elaborately trimmed with cross-stitch em
broidery in amethyst and . silver; The square yoke and lower sleeves are
of net. The hat is of black moire, trimmed with an immense wired bow
of white Chantilly lace* The turban at top is of black Ottoman silk, banded
with panne velvet and trimmed with a gold quill and a twist of cloth of
gold. The figure at the bottom shows a graceful house gown of silk cash-
mere in apricot yellow, with an overskirt effect, bordered with band of em
broidery. The bodice is collarless, with a yoke of chiffon cloth run with
designs in silk floss. The sleeves are loose and are in one piece with the
bodice, with an under sleeve of chiffon cloth; Bands of embroidery also trim
ing worn with but slight deco.lletage
and transparent guimpes of tulle or
The newest fur muffs are finished
with dangling heads and tails that al
most sweep the: ground.
The roll that' has been removed
from the pompadour allows hats tef sit
more firmly and they will be worn low
on the head.
The lovely meteor crepes and liberty
satins will still be worn, but will,
probably come second to the rough ma
terials^ this .winter.
Dancing slippers, whether patent
leather, or velvet, have several straps
over the insteps, each- decorated in
some manner with beads or tinsel.
Skirts, while cut on broader, lines,
still retain more or less the sheath
effect. The silhouette is almost exact
ly the same as it was last winter.
This beauty’s masses of hair were
wound tightly around her - head and
held in place by huge jade-headed pins,
and long jade earrings dropped from
her ears. The effect was startling,
but undoubtedly picturesque. Another
new and unusual fashion, which will
be of interest to girls, is that of tying
■a kerchief around the head. A three-
cornered silk or satin scarf is tied
around the head, the bows coming at
one side just above the ear. These
•are worn in London even with even
ing gowns. To some girls they are ex
tremely becoming, especially if a few
curly locks escape around the edges
<of the kerchief.
Blouse for the Tailored Suit.
When carpets become worn and
must be renewed, it is a good time to
change to a bare floor and a few.rugs.
The finishing of the floor is a Very
simple matter. It may be painted,
stained; oiled or waxed. In any case
it should be cleaned thoroughly, all
stains removed and given a coat of
.filler. If the. floor was made for a
carpet there will probably be cracks
which will need filling. Putty colored
like the wood is very satisfactory for
this. If the boards are knotty^ they
should be painted. Otherwise a trans
parent finish may be ’used. Stains
made by paint or varnish are easily
removed with ammonia, but it should
be put on. with a brush. The whole
floor may be cleaned in this way. The
ammonia darkens the wood somewhat.
Merely oiling with a crude oil, linseed
or kerosene gives a good finish, pro
vided a very small quantity is used
and that it is thoroughly rubbed in
and no superfluous oil is left on the
The jet button craie already shows
signs of waning.
Rough homespun is intended for
motor coat and for outing wear.
Bullet-shaped buttons are more in
W now than lozenge shapes.
i The toque still reigns supreme for
walking in Paris and is seen in wide
Kimono silks that have large wat
ered silk blotches of blurred tints are
Fur is to be generously used on
many of the afternoon as well as un
Smart tailored suits are being made
of the new diagonals, which are very
Tich in coloring.
Pretty semi-evening gowns, which
iihe French call casino gowns, are be-
Conn., went on strike because their
employers wanted to know their ages
in order to promote the three oldest
to the positions of inspector.
There is at Kaiser Wilhelm’s Berlin
pala.ee at Oberhofmeisterin a lady who
has been described as a court cham
berlain in petticoats, who has to make
personal acquaintance with every lady
before she attends a court.
The Princess Stephanie, daughter of
King Leopold, has taken Out a patent
for a new kind of gas stove.
A 10-year-old girl named Minna
Weisbein has astonished the United
States immigration authorities by her
ability to speak and read Russian,
Polish, French, German, Italian, Span
ish and English.
Two hundred women employed by a
firm of hatters *at South
The problem of what sort of a blouse
to wear with the tailored suit is a
serious one this year. Many will not
have to face this question, having
chosen a three-piece suit at the start.
But the woman who decided in favor
of a simple tailored coat and skirt will
don a simple tailored shirtwaist of
white linen for morning wear, varying
'this by selecting, for afternoons a chif
fon, satin or soft silk blouse just 4he
shade of her. suit. The above model
of. satin followed this plan, just match
ing a cloth suit of “raisin,’3 the popular
bluish purple shade. The waist prop
er was of soft satin, plaited at the
shoulders and top of sleeves, the chif
fon yoke was of corresponding shade,
ending in embroidered velvet reveres.
Soutache embroidery embellished the
bodice below the yoke, also the collar
and cuffs of the full-length sleeves.
Stained Table Cloth*.
Table cloths, as every housekeepei
knows, have a disagreeable habit of
getting something spilled on them,
particularly after the table has been
set. The best way to treat such re
fractory cloths Is to place a bowl un
der the spot and pour boiling water
upon it. Then place a dry napkin
Norwalk, ow the spot and iron it dry.
ings In the courtroom Derore we at
tempt to improve the Scripture.—-Van
Dr. Benarel a.nd the Student.
When the famous Biblical scholar.
Dr. Bengel, was lying at death’s door,
he sent for one of his thological stu
dents and begged him to say a word of
The student came to the bedside of
¡Seek not to walk by borrowed light,
the dying professor, but hesitated and
But keep unto thy own.
faltered, and at last said:
Do what thou doest with thy might
Sir, I am only a poor pupil, only
And trust thyself alone!
I a mere learner; I don’t know what 1
can say to a great and learned man
Work for some good, nor idly- lie
Within the human hive;
And though the outward man should
“What!” said Bengel.x “You a stu
dent of divinity, and you know not
Keep thou the heart alive.
how to give comfort to a dying Chris
Strive not to banish pain and doubt
student managed at last to
In pleasure’s noisy din;
whisper the text: “The blood of Jesus
The peace thou seekest for without
Christ, the Son of God, cleanseth us
Is only found within.
from all sin.”
[f fortune disregard thy claim,
Bengel stretched out his hands to
By worth her slight attest;
him with, a smile of thanks:
Nor blush and hang the head for
“That is the very word I want to
hear,” he said. “God bless you for
When thou hast done thy best.
Disdain neglect, Ignore despair
Only Source of Spiritual Vitality.
On loves and friendships gone
The blood of Christ: it is the foun
Plant thou thy feet, as on a stair,
of immortality! The blood of
And mount right up and on!
Christ: it makes the soul summer
The blood of
“Will Weiarh Your God and You.” warm and beauteous!
The conversation had drifted Into a Christ: it binds all heaven, with its
discussion of the ways of God and many mansions and throngs without
men. One of the two men had been number, in holy and indissoluble se
saying that God, being omnipotent, curity! My soul, seek no other steam
could not stand in any very great in which to drown thy leprosy! My
need of men, nor be concerned with lips, speak no other song with which
What they did or left undone. The to charge your music! My hands,
conversation that rose upon this ques seek no other task with which to
tion caused the other to produce a prove your energy! I would be swal
lowed up in Christ! I would be nailed
The bill was Issued by the United to His cross. I would be baptized
States and was an ordinary greenback with His baptism. I would quail
silver sertificate, assuring the pos under the agony of His pain, that I
sessor that there had been deposited might triumph with Him in the glory
In the treasury of the United States of His resurrection.—Joseph Parker*
of America one silver dollar, payable
to the bearer on demand. But the
Interesting thing about it was that Born of the Habit of Tuldtuff Thing-«
the note bore on its back the blue
rubber stamp of the Bank of Mount-
A great many people worry uncon
meilick, in Ireland.
sciously, says O. -S. Marsden in Success
“Interesting, but hardly necessary, I Magazine. They don’t understand why
think,” said one of the men. “The they are so tired in the morning, why
promise of the government of the their sleep was so disturbed and trou
United States is good without the in bled.
dorsement of the Bank of Mountmel-
This’ mental disturbance is ‘often
iick, of which I do not remember ever caused by the habit of taking things
to’ have heard before.”
too seriously, carrying too great a
“But that is just the point,” said the weight of responsibility. Everywhere
other. “I am not sure that this stamp we see people who take life too seri
was superfluous. Some American tour ously. Most of us are like the'motor
ist gave the bill, I presume, for a bit man who not only starts and stops the
of Irish lace, or some other thing, and car and tries to keep from running
the seller of the article took it to the over people, but also feels tremendous
bank to be assured that it was good. anxiety and responsibility about the
“I do not know how many times it motive power.
changed hands in Mountmellick, but I
One of the most helpful lessons life
am not at all sure that in that corner can impart is that which shows us
of Ireland this rubber stamp of a bank how. to do our work as well as it can
of which you and I never heard before be done and then let principle take
did not extend by one dollar the credit care of the result. How often have
of the government of the United we been amazed to find things come
States, and give value to its promise out much better than we anticipated;
to pay that sum.”
to find that the great unseen power
“Well, what of that?” Inquired the that governs our lives through a wil
derness of trial and tribulation Into
“•My point Is this, that God, although the open has guided our life ship
omnipotent, may sometimes need our through the fogs of difficulties and of
sorrow, through storms of hardships
“The world Is moderately full of and losses, safely into port.
people who estimate the value of re
The pilot does not lose heart when
ligion by its effect upon the lives of •he cannot see his way. He turns to
those who profess it; indeed, in the that mysterious compass which sees
last analysis I suppose we all do that, as plainly in the fog and guides as
and must do so. Do you remember faithfully in the tempests as when the
sea is like glass. We are in touch
'By all ye will or whisper, by all ye With a power greater than any com
leave or do,
pass, greater than any pilot, a power
The sullen, silent peoples will weigh that can extricate us from the most
your God and you?
“Some such thoughts came to me
Bitter Was the Awakening.
when this dollar bill came into my pos-
pesslon several months ago. I smiled
“I dreamed last night that begin
at first, and thought it an imperti ning with $100 I pyramided my bets
nence that the Bank of Mountmellick on the stock market so that in a little
should have underwritten the prom while I had $2,000,000,000,” said one
ises of the United States. But the of the artist colony in West Sixty-sev
more I thought of it, the more it enth street the other day. “A crowd
seemed to me that there was another of people came to me and besought
aspect of the case, and that it had me to cease speculating. They point
value as an illustration of something ed out that I had more money than
more. So I give you the thought for I could, ever spend, and if I kept on
whatever it is worth, that even the I would own ail there was in the
great and good God may be glad to world. I replied that I wanted a bill
have people who know us better than ion dollars more for my own use, and
they know Him, so living and so. testi that I proposed With the two billion
fying, that eveji His promises shall be I already had to establish a great in
more certain because of our indorse stitution where all the artists and
writers and sculptors might work free
from pecuniary annoyances, and raise
The Virility of the Bible.
the standard of beauty in all the arts
Our Bible was no intended primar throughout the world. The last man
ily to be intoned in cathedral serv who came to beg me to stop making
ice or languidly persued in a ladies’ money was my attorney. I turned a
boudoir. It was meant to grapple with deaf ear to his entreaties, and finally
the conscience of the world, to "have he sternly demanded of me the two
dominion over' the earth and subdue dollars and a half that I had borrow
it.” It has tamed the ferocity of Goth ed from him last week. Then I woke
and Vandal, has softened the hard up.”’—New York Press*
hatreds of. Viking and Norman, has re
Origin of the Word Academy,
buked the secret vices of the Latins,
Academus was a wealthy Greek oi
has seared the shamed the languorous
¡indulgence of the Orient. It has Athens who lived, several hundred
roused the Germans to defy the chiet years before the birth of Christ.
powers of the hierachy, and the Eng Among his possessions was a beauti
lish to believe that resistance to ful grove, where young men used to
tyrants is the service of God. And congregate and listen to the teachings
to do this it has needed more than a of wise men, such as Plato and So
spray of rosewater. It has needed a crates. This- developed into the school
rugged vocabulary, a rhetoric that can of modern times, and these modern
stab and burn, an imagery that can schools take their name “academy”
“harrow up the soul” with terror, and from the old Greek, Academus. The
a prophetic power that can descend as real meaning of the word academy is
a vertiable “hammer of God” upon a school for boys.
the head of hypocrite, usurper and
simoniac. The hyper-sensitive and
inquired the city vis
dapper critics who now find the Bible
too earnest to be palatable, and too itor, “a moss covered bucket about
frank to be in good form, forget that the place?”
“No, sir,” answered the farmer. “All
their fathers would have never left
the worship of Odin and Thor, and the our utensils are sterilized and strict
delights of piracy and bloodshed, had ly sanitary.”—Kansas City Journal.
it hot been for the sledgehammer
If a man is both bad and worthless
blows dealt by the Bible to those sins there isn’t much hope for him.
which have especially beset our Anglo-
Women like to tell ¡how woman can
Saxon blood. We had better expurgate
some newspaper resorts of proceed Twist a Man Around Her Finger.
1618—Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded at
Westminster for high treason.
1620—Pilgrims elected John Carver
Governor of the new colony.
1674—New York restored to the Brit
1775— American force of invasion under
Benedict Arnold arrived before
1776— Fort Washington surrendered to
the British under Cornwallis.
1794—Marquis de Lafayette escaped
from prison at Olmutz.
1806—Discovery of Pike’s Peak, Colo
1822—Luis Antonio Arguello became
Governor of California.
1829—-Troops at Monterey revolted
against the Governor of California.
1863—Prince of Sonderburg-Glucks-
burg proclaimed King of Denmark
as Christian IX.
'864—Gen. Sherman cut the wire con
nected between Atlanta and Wash
1870—Duke of Aasto elected King of
1872—Beginning of the great Boston
1875—-Steamer City of Waco burned off
1884—Adelina Patti, the noted singer,
divorced from the Marquis de
Caux.... Roman Catholic plenary
council began its sessions in Balti
1887—Winter quarters of Barnum’s cir
cus at Bridgeport burned.
1889—The Roman Catholics centenary
in America was celebrated at Bal
timore... .Opening of the Catholic
University of Washington
Washington, D. C..... Brazilian
monarchy overthrown and republic
established... .Washington terri
tory admitted to statehood by
proclamation of the President.
i891—First world’s convention of the
W. C. T. U. opened in Boston.
1894— Fire in New Orleans destroyed
28,000 bales of cotton.
1895— American Railway Union strike
on the Great Northern road declar
’.898—Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens elected
president of the National W. C. T.
1899—John A. Logan, Jr., killed in bat
tle in the Philippines.
1903— -Congress assembled in extra ses
1904— Germany and the United States
signed a treaty of arbitration.
'.907—Oklahoma admitted to the Union.
....The Texas State treasury sus
pended payment of warrants.
1908—Ex-United States Senator Car
mack, of Tennessee, shot dead as
the result of a political feud....
Resignation of the Deakin minis
try in Australia... .The battleship
North Dakota was launched at
Quincy, Mass.. ..Over 300 miners
killed in an explosion near Hamm,
Westphalia... .Attempt to assassi
nate Francis J; Heney, the prose
cutor. of the San Francisco graft
NICARAGUAN TYRANT WHO
EXECUTED TWO AMERICANS
By a too hasty execution of two
Americans who were alleged to be
fighting with revolutionists, President
Zelaya, who has ruled Nicaragua as
a tyrant the last fourteen years, has
greatly aided the cause of those fight
ing against him. The State Depart«
ment at Washington took action which
practically recognizes the belligerency
of the Nicaraguan insurgents', and
President Taft sent word to the new
Nicaraguan minister at Washington
which amounted to a notification that/,
he is not welcome.
Court Upholds Oral Betting;.
The New York Court of Appeals has
decided that it is not a crime in that
State to lay bets orally, the line being
drawn between regular bookmaking
and the laying of bets by memory, as
in the case of the two bookmakers!
accused of violating the law.
Wright Brothers Decorated.
Wilbur and Orville Wright, in the
presence only of their sister and coun
sel, were decorated with the Cross of
the Legion of Honor by the French
consulate at New York, Etienne Lanel*