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Like ome schoolmaster, kind In being
flWho hears the children cryluif o'er their
5And calling "Help me, master," yut helps
Since In hi" silence and rcfimul lies
"Their self-development, ho (Sod libidos
"Unheeding iiimiy prayers, lie in not deaf
"To any cry sent up from earnest hearts;
lie hear mid strengthens when He unist
Tf m ,,a n-nniiliiir nvup lifi.'l hliril HUinH.
But, should He dry our team and give the
What would It profit us when school were
And sot one Iohsod mastered!
What a world
W thin If all our prayer were granted
Ntf in famed Paudoru's box were such
At lie In human hearts. Should our de-
IVolced one by one, in prayer ascend to
And come back as events shaped to our
What chaos would result!
In my fierce youth
I sighed out breath enough to more a fleet
.Voicing wild prayers to heaven ror ran
Which were denied, and that denial bends
My knee to prayers of gratitude each day
Of mr maturer life. Yet from those
I rose alway reeirded for the strife
And conscious of new strength. I'ray on,
That which thou pleadest for may not be
But In the lofty altitude where souls
Who supplicate God's grace are lifted,
(Thou shalt find help to bear thy future
(Which Is not elsewhere found.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, in the Cosmopolitan.
"Pooh! Presents!" said the Old Mnr
jrled Man to the bridegroom. "Don't
Ithlnk you'll get what you want. I'll
tell you my experience.
"As the time for our marriage drew
near I used to call at tne nouse every
available evening and whisper confl-
wentlally to the curly head which exact
ly fitted my shoulder thait I was the
luckiest follow on earth. On one oc-
Icaslon Agnes sighed and murmured
Wreamlly that that was Just what she
"That was on the 5th.' -
"On the 12th I stopped in a minute at
noon to see if she loved me as much as
at 11:15 the night before. She replied
that she did that love was unalter
able but thnt she must hurry upstairs
now or the dressmaker would get her
skirts flute-shaped Instead of organ-
"On the 14th the present began to ar
rivealso the relatives. It became nn
unsettled problem which of the two
were more numerous; Aggie lind
cousins once removed., I had several
uncles and aunts. All were well off;
In fact, it was a curious coincidence
that we were the only poor branches on
our respective family trees. I was In
Ian Insurance otllee lire Insurance, not
tlfe Insurance and when I had com
nunlcated to her the news of my re
(cent promotion she hud declared in the
t'ace of her family's unaccountable
irefercnoe for Homy Walker (who was
toot so good a follow as I am by nny
(manner of menus) that to be Mrs.
Uoseph Louusbury and live In n small
fhouse on a very small income and bliss
was precisely hor Ideal of existence,
So we wort not marrying as a specula
tion; ui'vrrtlu'less. since marriage'
Ironies so seldom in one's life, wo bad
hopes that our moneyed relatives
would do the handsome thing.
"They did. I'Mrst came a complete
et of knives, forks and spoons in a
polished wood case. They wore from
the- cousin Aggie had been named for.
I'Huch a senslblo present!' said her
mother; 'they will last a lifetime.'
"Ves,' said I, 'it will take us a good
fwhllo to wear all those out two at a
! " 'Don't you suppose we're ever go
ing to entertain any company, Joe 7'
asked the girl of my affection, tapping
me on the cheek with one of the forks.
"The same night 1 hud a note from
(her saying, 'Dearest Joe, you ought to
bee the lovely at tor dinner coffee spoons
Hocond Cousin M illy has sent no two
Llll. 1 . . .. 1. .... T ., ., . I. n
Itlng7 Don't tell, dour, but I almost
lull they'd boon something else, for I
til nk some the girls arc going to give
ne spoons. 1 lie rest or tins letter was
aot Interesting -to you.
I "This was the beginning of nn ava
lanche of spoons Charter Oak spoons,
nutmeg spoons, soldiers' monument
npoons, witch spoons, bust spoons, por
trait spoons (I called those last our
picture gallery, and suggested that
jthoy should be framed in ribbons and
liung In tho parlor). One of our friends
fkMit a pair of salted-almond spoons,
lioplng that we would exchange them
If they were duplicated, but It turned
out tliat those were the only ones we
liad. The sugar spoons wore all
marked. There wore Ave of them.
"It Is a time-honored custom In our
office when one of us t married for the
.rest to 'combine' and buy a picture;
and you could generally tell what year
a man's wedding came off by a glance
'at his parlor wall. Williams, who was
married in 'fit, had 'Far Away;'
Brown's, a few years later, was 'The
Three Fates.' Ours was, of course, the
latest thing out. It had a silver frame.
I "As the days went by and pieces of
liver piled up on us I was more than
once reminded of the couple whose
courtship was conduced In Brown
'Jugose, and who were fitted out by
'their admiring friends with a drown
ing tea set, with quotations around the
Jgi", 1h, the little more, and how
miK'U It la! The Fords had a run on
jciilna, but a good deal of It got broken
the first year. Tho Smiths' specialty
was etchings; they had enough for ev
ery room In the house only, they never
had a house; they boarded ever since
they wore married. Finally the climax
came, wheu my old Uncle John sent us
a solid tea set. I hadn't expected any
thing from him, unless perhaps a Bible
of a Webster's Unabridged, for he did
n't enjoy giving anything away. Aggie
was getting too tired to be very en
thusiastic, but hor mother was delight
ed, and It was no use thinking that I
would Just as soon hnve had the
" 'This makes 103, dear nine more'
than Susie Fish had,' said her sister.
" 'One hundred and two,' said Aggie.
" 'No, dear, 103102 came this morn
" 'Oh, I know I shall never get this
list right!' exclaimed Aggie, diving for
her blunk book.
" 'Look out, or you'll be handing that
book to the parson for a prayer-book,'
"'Wouldn't be a bit surprised, she
answered, smiling; Aggie could smile
whn she was tired.
"Well, we were married. A man
breathes easier when It's over with.
'But, Aggie,' I said, as the carriage door
slammed on us, 'if It ever happens to us
again, let's leave out the heathen superstitions.'
" 'I know It,' said Aggie. 'I begged"
them not, but they would smuggle some
In. See any In my hair?'
" 'Some In your bat brim.' I brushed
her off, and she seized the newspaper
I had carefully brought along to look
like an old married man, and conjured
with It a minute, holding It out by an
Improvised handle. 'Here,' she said,
'the very childeu In kindergarten know
how to make paper dustpans now
brush the carriage seat.' When we got
out I gave the backmau a dustpan of
rice with a bill on top. There, burn It,'
Did you see him chortle In his
Joy?" said Aggie, giggling; 'Joe, do you
feel like a married couple?'
" 'Lots,' said I.
"Our ten days In Washington had
only one bogle the blank book. Aggie
said she must finish her notes. All I
could do was to sit by and fret, and
put on the stamps; and she told me I
hindered her more than I helped, and
she was awfully glad to have me
around, It made her feel better.
"We begnn housekeeping In a cheer
ful way In a little house on a new"
street. It wns something like to come
home to one's own dinner table. We
had so much silver that It looked funny
with our plain china nobody had given
us a lot of Ice-cream sets and things.
tell you, marriage Is a lottery when It
comes to wedding presents. I Ukecl
seeing Aggie's face in the sugar bowl,'
though. Every night the little maluF
(Imported, to live up to the spoons)
brought them and all the rest upstairs
on a tray and we packed them away In
the chest we had made and a pretty
penny It cost, with its combination
look, which went Into the end of the
closet where nobody could get at It.
One night we came home at 12 from
reception, and as we stole upstairs
not to wake the sleeping handmaid,
Aggie so sleepy herself that she tripped
on her wedding gown and I had to bold
her, we came upon the whole array on
the floor outside our door.
'''Isn't It Imposing? so safe!' said I,
but Aggie said, 'desperately, 'I shan"t
care anything about going out even--lugs
any more If I've got to put that
silver away after I get home'
" 'Lot It stay there.'
"'Oh, I can't. Mamma thinks we're
so careless. We don't appreciate things
enough. She says, If anyone had given
her such elegant things when she wns
married she wouldn't have dared to
close iier eyes!'
' Take more than that to keep my
eyes open.' But I helped Agnes shove
the tray under a clinir, and drape the
train of her wedding dross over It.
" 'What on earth are you doing, Ag
gie?' I asked, on coming In for dinner
one day. All I could see was one foot
and a skirt ruille in the closet.
"Aggie scrambled up enough to catch
me round my knee. 'Oh, Joe, I'm so
glad you've come!'
" 'What Is It? You're ready to cry.'
"That's what 1 like about you; you
don't have to be explained to. Henry
Walker wouldn't have known I felt
like crying If I'd scroninod it at him!'
"That made me feel pretty gooi?
(though dinner wasn't ready). 'But
" "It's the silver! I came up to change
thp forks and spoons so they should
get worn nllke, and I've shut the paper
with the combination in the chest, and
I enn't remember what it was.'
"I got down beside hor. It was hot
tor than Mexico In thnt closet. I turn
ed and tried the lock. 'Do you keep
your dresses out of my way, they tickle
the liaok of my neck.' No good. 'Well
I guess we'll use the old forks to-day.'
said I; "I don't believe they'll fade
away yet awhile.'
'Oh, I'm so sorry but they're ev
ery one shut up In that chest.' So we
laughed. What else was there to do?
It was funny when Domini; c.iino homo
with mo to tea we'd asked him some
days before. It wouldn't have been
funny with some girls. The table look
ed principally white china, and the
kitchen knives and forks didn't go
round. F.ver cut omelet with a pew
ter shs)U? It Is groat.
"It wasn't quite so funny when three
hot days had gone by ami we had near
ly smothered sojourning In the closet.
nml no news of the combination. "Don't
tell mamma! pleaded my wife. I be
gan to think I should have to call in a
locksmith, when one evening Aggie
startled me by Jumping out of bed
crying. 'I've got it! I've got It I"
r.ot what a nightmare?'
I've cut the combination! I've been
working on it all the time, and It just
came to me in my sleep. (!et rialit up.
J,m. and bol l the light, and mind you
don't sot anything on fire.' In another
two minutes the front of the chest fell
down and heboid our houshold rnrfa'
'If anybody wauts to steal them be.
tween now and daylight,, they can,
that's all,' said Aggie; 'but I'm not go
ing to shut that lock agaiu to-ulght for
"In the fall there was burglar scare
about town,' and Agues' mother came
over and gave her a lecture upon lock'
lug the windows. She said wo really
ought to have a burglar alarm. To
please her, I had one put lu. Election
night I went down to town telling Ag
gle not to sit up for me, for I should
wait for the returns. It was 1 o'clock
when I ojienod the front door very
softly, not to disturb Agnes. 'B-r-r-br-
ke-plunk!' I forgotten the alarm.
"Before I had time to say a word or
even turn down my coat collar, my
wife appeared at the head of the stairs.
She pointed a pistol at me. Her hair
bung loose, and she was In her well,
never mind; but she looked distracting'
" 'If you come one step further I'll
fire!' she cried.
" 'It's Joe, Agnes,' said I, meekly,
" 'I don't believe It! Take off you
"I took it off, and made ber a low
bow. 'Don't shoot your husband; he's
doing the best be can.'
"Agnes laughed hysterically. 'Ob,
Joe, I was so frightened.'
"I rushed upstairs and caught her. I
took away the pistol, and wrapped her
up in her dressing-gown. 'Do you"
think you ought to appear before burg'
lars In this costume?' I Inquired. She
blushed. 'I never thought of that.'
'"And to think you should point a
pistol at your own husband.'
" 'It wasn't loaded, Joe.'
" 'Agnes Lounsbury,' said I, 'do yon
mean to say you were so rash as to
aim at me with a pistol that wasn't
" 'But I shouldn't have fired It, any
way; It wasn't cocked.'
"Well, this ends the watchman burg'
lar alarm business,' said I. 'We've had
about as much of It as we want. To
morrow we'll decide what silver we1
want to use every day, and the rest
shall go down to the bank.'
"We're able to breathe now. The sil
ver stands on the sideboard, and as yet
nobody has carried it off; If they do
Agnes' mother will say she expected
It, for we aren't the careful people they
used to be In her generation. Once In
a while Aggie quarrels with me be
cause some dish or other that would
make a show for company Is at the
bank, and I don't see my way clear to
bring it home under my arm. 'You can
have them all home and trust to luck
If you'd rather,' I say.
" 'I'd rather they were at the bank,
because then I should have them, you
" 'Don't see It,' said I; 'but It's Just as
"When our anniversary came around
we had a present and a note from one
of Agnes' elderly frtenls. The note ran
"My dear Mrs. Lounsbury: We send
you our best congratulations on your
anniversary. . My husband will have
his little Joke, you know; and, as some
one told him that the Lounsburys had
had so much silver given them on their
wedding that it was a positive embar
rassment to them, he says you ought
to be ashamed of being such plutocrats
at your age, while the older generation
has not even accumulated souvenir
spoons, and sends you this little gift
to remind you of the fact '
"0h, Joe! It's silver!' for I had
punched a hole In the paper. 'No, It
Isn't. It's a pudding dish, or for oys
ters, you know. How kind. And plat
ed, too. It didn't cost much, Joe, did
" 'A few dollars-, I should think.'
"'How good! Perhaps even less,
"'Perhaps so; It's rather light
'"Isn't It delightful? We'll have
some oysters in it to-morrow night, and
ask them over to tea.' ,
' 'I should feel dreadfully to have that
taken,' I beard her murmur that even
lug. " 'What for?'
" 'Because It's such a comfort to have
one thing that you don't care whether
it's stolen or not.'
"You're getting sleepy, Aggie. But
I know one thiug that 'goes on, goes
"'Our storage rent. I reckon In a
few years we'll hnve paid for the whole
outfit, and then we'll fetch It home and
keep open house for burglars with a
" 'Don't be ridiculous, Joe,' said my
wife." New York Tribune.
!.- Horn Hounds a Wornluu Not
to tlis Uuredtemod.
hat we give,
hut lu what w
The man who Is
trying to get to
heaven alone Is
not lit to go.
Kvery step tak
en with Christ Is
a test of both
faith aud cour
Religious hate Is the most relentless
of all hate.
An honest man can never be a friend
to the thief.
Crushing a rose makes It bigger than
it was before.
Don't lose any sleep worrying about
God's part of your work.
The character of love Is the same in
every country and climate.
Christ never sent anyone to anybody
else who came to him for help.
Some shepherds seem to make a spe
cialty of feeding the lamlis goats' milk,
There Is much of the devil's work
that can only be doue by the hypocrite.
The emphasis Is put In the wrong
place, when a Christian talks louder
than he lives.
The trouble about sowing wild oats
Is that the same baud that sows must
do the reaping.
Many a boy has turned out bad, be
cause bis rattier bore down too uaru
on the grindstone.
The less people know of the Bible's
spirit, the more hairsplitting they will
do over Its letter.
The devil spikes a gun when the Im
pression prevails that the preacher Is
proud of his bead.
There are people who doubt the Bi
ble, who believe everything they see
in the newspapers. t,
The devil will soon be on very good
terms with the man who has begun to
admire bis own piety.
When a skeptic tells you that so and
so Is In the Bible, always ask him for
a chapter and verse.
It takes the devil a long time to find
out that be never makes anything by
opposing a Christian.
The greatest waste of time we can
be guilty of In this world Is to neglect
to prepare for the next
We best please men when we ask
for the least, but we best please God
when we ask for the most.
Shouting In church Is sometimes one
kind of religion, while paying the
preacher's back salary Is another.
CIGAR WRAPPERS FROM MEXICO
Destruction Caused by Bagpipes.
A Scotch Highlander, dressed in kilts
and carrying a set of bagpipes under
his arm, appeared at Bar Harbor the
other night and next morning at 8
o'clock strolled up Main street In search
of a good place to try the bags on the
natives. It is years since the uncanny
music of the canny Scot has been play
ed there, and It had a wonderful effect
the first tune causing no less than five
simultaneous runaways among horses
and the wrecking of two wagons and
sots of harnesses. The bagpiper stopped
In the middle of the tune to see the fun,
and after he saw the destruction that
one tune bad jvronght be let the wind
out of the pipes and took the 10:30
o'clock boat for Bangor.
Jos-tlp Is a pleasant way of criticis
ing yourself. No man over did a thing
that you are not liable to do.
Half the mistakes of this world are
made by people who think they are
correcting mistakes of others.
About all the people you used to
know have lots of children, and ars
Nearly all the fat
leaner this summer.
Their Use Not Yet Increased by the
Present Troubles in Cuba.
There is a growing Idea among smok
ers that, owing to the trobules In Cuba,
there will be a scarcity of Cuban leaf
tobacco, which will soon affect both the
quality and quantity of domestic clear
Havana cigars, and a rumor Is preval
ent that already many of the so-called
clear Havanas are covered with Mexi
can tobacco, and that it cannot be de
tected by experts. The best-informed
persons In the trade deny this rumor,
and state that most of the large Ameri
can firms have enough Cuban tobacco
to last them for a year or more, and
that there is little or no tobacco In
Mexico suitable for the fnstltdlous
smoker. They say, also, that Mexican
tobacco is detected easily at sight, and
while It may be possible In future years
to produce tobacco for wrappers which
will compete with the Cuban article, it
will be a long time coming, as up to
date no effort has been made by the
Mexican growers to cater to this mar
ket. The Mexican loaf is thicker and
duller In appearance, without the rich
gloss of the Cuban variety so attrac
tive to American smokers. What Is
still more to the point, It rapidly de
teriorates In appearance after being
worked up into cigars. Still another
reason Is that all the available Mexi
can wrappers worth anything are
called for by the Mexican trade, one
firm of which Is said to be under con
tract with Englishmen for 500,000
cigars every two weeks.
The government statistics also give
an important hint in this matter. The
total export of filler tobacco from
Mexico for 1SS3 was only 48,451 pounds,
of a value of $11,450; In 1S94. 57,840
pounds, valued at $18,50", while the
total amount of wrapper tobacco for
1S95 was but thirteen pounds, valued
at $7. This country Imported from
Cuba in 1803 21,094.891 pounds, valued
at $8,940,058; In 1894. some 14,578,000
pounds, valued at $5,838,964, and In
1895 some 20,147,000 pounds, valued at
$7,233,474. The total amount of Im
ported wrapper tobacco from Cuba
paying duty Into the United States
treasury during 1S95 wns 28,130
pounds, valued at $38,320. These are
the facts in the matter, and as soon as
Mexican tobacco begins to come lu for I
use on domestic-made clear Havana !
cigars Its arrival will be shown In the
weekly tables of Imports published In
trade and shipping organs. What is
very likely Is that the consumer of Hav
ana cigars will soon have to face a
darker tobacco on his cigars than he
has been wlshiug for lately. New York
The Bishop (to young widow) My
sister, I dare say you find comfort in the
thought that you made your husband
happy while he lived.
Young widow Y'ea. Toor Jack was
in heaven till he died.-rick-Me-Up.
. WOMEN BREAD WINNERS.
WOMEN ore steadily, even
rapidly, becoming a recog
nized factor In the mercan
tile life of the country. It may not be
ninny years before the United Stutes
will be known as tho home of the wom
an bread winner, aud while one cannot
but admire the pluck which the girls
and women of to-day manifest In tarv
Inir out their own fortunes, one enunot
but reeret 1" e circumstances whlc
comnel them to toll for their uauv
bread. Perhaps It Is only a feeling of
sentiment, but It Is none the less sin
rem. Women are essentially of and
for the home. That Is their propel
sphere and there they should remain, If
possible, but unfortunately circum
stances cannot always be controlled or
shaped as people would like, and thou
sands are actually driven to worn.
Is a condition which must be respect
ed and all praise should be given to
the women who prefer to toll for an
honest living rather than enjoy an ill
gotten one or the bounty or otners,
The Increase in the number of women
workers from 1870 to 1890, as announc
ed by the United States census of the
latter vear. was remarkable. There
were ouly 84,047 women teachers In
1870 as against 245,905 twenty years
later, while during the same period the
number of saleswomen had grown
from a little over 2,000 to 58,000, and
the number of stenographers from 7,000
to more than 21,000. In 1890 there were
888 newspaper women In the country
and 1,225 women preachers, callings
which were practically closed to worn
en twenty years ago. And this marvel
ous Increase Is to be noticed In the
other walks of life. Some may argue
that these figures are lu favor of the
new woman theory, but this is not so,
They merely Illustrate the independ
ence which has always characterized
American life among women as well
as men, thnt spirit of self-reliance
which founded the country, establish
ed Its Independence on a blood-stained
altar oud perpetuated it until It has
become the leading nation of the world,
Deslsns Costumes for Opera.
Edward Siedle Is property manager
for the Metropolitan Opera House, New
York. When getting together costumes
for a presentation some time ago he
found himself much at a loss to har
monize certain colors and partly In
WHS. EDWARD SIEDLE.
Joke, partly In earnest asked his wife's
advice about the matter. Much to his
surprise she almost Immediately point
ed a way out of the difficulty. Her
marked ability In this line suggested
the idea to him that Mrs. Siedle would
doubtless be successful In staging cos
tume plays or operas. She turned her
attention to the work and now is re
garded as most successful. She 1ms
staged numerous first-class produc
tions, her original Idea being to carry
out a series of distinct color schemes.
In this she has conspicuously succeed
ed, making of each set a separate tone
picture. Mrs. Sledle's preparation for
her present work was n thorough art
course at the South Kensington school
Tbe Boys' Prlg.ide.
The total membership of the Boys'
men seem to bs Brigade for tbe 1 nlted Kingdom is 3-
000 lads, with 2,600 officers.
Dress for the Thin Woman.
Thin women should dress to conceal
their angles and to keep their bones in
the background. Plain bodices which
permit the collar bones to reveal their
presence, tight sleeves which announce
the existence of sharp elbows and
backs calling attention to conspicuous
shoulderblndcs, are all to be avoided.
In order to give herself the appearance
of gracious roundness of figure, the
thin woman should have skirts that
flare as mucu as fashion will permit.
Scant skirts make ber look like an ex
clamation point. She should wear
bodices shirred at tbe neck and at tbe
waist, allowing fullness over the bust.
The sleeves should be full to a point
below tbe elbow, In order to avoid a
display of s'-arpness at that crucial
point. If wrist bones are prominent,
long cuffs or frills of lace should help
to conceal the painful fact. Collars
should not be plain, but they should be
gathered or laid in folds.
I Rnby's Clothr.
! Every mother worthy of the name
likes her little ones to look well kept
Making pretty frocks and doll-like un
dergarments is a labor of love which
even the wealthiest do not always care
to be spared, especially for a first child.
A mother sews thoughts and hopes Into
every seam; aye, and when her babies
bavc- grown to manhood or womanhood
she cherishes, folded away amidst rose
leaves and wrappings of tissue paper,
the little robes that twenty or thirty
years before she had fashioned In tbe
fullness of her heart, the robes that to
day look so incongruous in connection
with those who once were their wear
ers. Keeping Flowers Fresh.
The process of crystallizing flowers
is simple and can be satisfactorily ac
complished by anyone who has artistic
skill. Arrange some basket forms of
any desired pattern with pliable copper
wire nml wrap them with gauze. Into
the bottom of these tie violets, ferns,
geranium loaves In fact, any flowers
except full-blown roses and sink them
In a solution of alum of one pound to
a gallon of water. Walt until the solu
tion has cooled, as the colors will then
be preserved In their original beauty,
and the crystallized alum will hold
thorn faster than when formed In a hot
solution. When you have n light cov
ering of crystal i thnt completely envel
ops the articles, remove and allow to
drip for twelve hours. These basket
make a unique ornament and long pre
serve their freshness.
Flowered Tea Aprons.
This dainty tea apron shows how t
utilize odd strips of powderlngs of mul
ticolor embroidery In combination with
bands of white canvas cloth and lace
edgings. The embroidered apron Is of
white or colored linen adorned In front
with floral angles, which are outlined
with stem or chnln stitch In Ingrain cot
ton In a contrasting shade, matching
the rows of nnrrow braid, which head
tbe Swiss belt and frame the side
powdered with bright sprigs,
insertion In drawn and lattice
intersected with raised spots,
border In Russian lace. The plaited-
sprigged muslin apron Is edged with a
deep lace flounce, through which are
threaded two baby ribbons In cherry
Pretty Dress for an Outdoor Vote.
A kimono, or Japanese dress, makes
a pretty costume for a girl of sixteen to
wear at a fancy dress garden party.
Those of wealthy Japanese women are
made of very beautiful and costly silk.
Inexpensive materials, as flowered cot
ton crepe, can be obtained where Ori
ental goods are sold lu large cities.
Cotton crepon might be used as a sub
stitute. A wide, soft silk sash is tied
around the waist, and a Japanese fan
is carried. The hair is brushed back
in a thick roll on the top of the head.
and fastened with as elaborate hair
pins as can be procured. No bat is
worn. A Japanese parasol may be sub
stituted for the fan if desired. Ladles
FomethlnK Handsome in Crochet.
A most useful as well ns handsome
design Is presented in the cut. Work
separately each trefoil and ring, mean
while Joining them together with pi-
cots, and add a frame of open squares
and Vandykes, through which thread
baby ribbon. If preferred, arrange the
trefoils in bnnds and triangles for bed
spreads, or for the powdering of a satin
A SQUARE IX CROCHET.
tea cozy or table cover. The square
would answer for the top of a pincush
ion, trinket box, or, if enlarged, will
make a sofa pillow and perambulator
Cleaning Ostrich Feathers.
Pour boiling water on some white
curd soap cut in small pieces; to this
add a little pearlash. As soon as tbe
soap Is dissolved and the mixture cool
enough for the hand to bear, put the
feathers Into it and draw them through
tbe hand till the dirt is squeezed out of
them. Next pass them through a clean
lather with some blue in it, and after
ward rinse in cold water with blue, to"
give them a good color. Shake off the
water and dry them by shaking near
the fire. Curl each feather separately,
when perfectly dry, with a blunt knife
or Ivory paper-folder, or hold the feath
ers for an Instant over glowing coals.
A Famous Hrroini.
Miss Kate Shelly, of Moingona, Iowa,
who made her way through a raging
blizzard at midnight several years ago,
and, by signaling to a crowded express
train on the Chicago and Northwest
ern Railroad, saved It from plunging'
through a wrecked bridge, is now des
titute and has to support ber aged
mother and Invalid brother.
Spinach is useful to those with gravel.