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| THE REALM OF FASHION. #
r Charming Wnlst » Ming.
Gray cashmere, plaid ribbon and
silk embroidered edging combined,
to make this charming waist, which,
says May Mauton, is as simple in con-
MISSES' WAIST OP GBAY CASHMERE.
struction as it is stylish in effect. A
fitted lining, made with the usual
darts and seams, closes in the center
front, over which the Russian blouse
with left side closing is effected. The
LADIES' PELEIIINE CAPE.
yoke is simulated by rows of insertion ]
overlaid by alternate rows of the nar
row plaid ribbon, the pattern provid
ing for the shape on both back and
front. The fashionable sleeves are
closely fitted byS double seams, the
full epaulette being, gathered at the
top, falls in graceful folds. The
blouse or pouch effect is confined
to the front, the back being drawn
in slight fulness at waist line, the
under [arm portions presenting a
smooth appearance. This desigu is
suitable for wash fabrics as well as
for wool or silk and bright-hued
ehambrays, plaid ginghams, flower
sprigged organdie and other cotton
goods can be charmingly decorated
** with laco or embroidered edging and
Hion in this style. Velvet or
a v ! bbon, braid, gimp or applique
effectively trim waists of
noi and the lace can bo
esired. The yoke and
dso be of contrasting
ul suggestion where a
be made over. To cut
is% s of fourteen years
pjv ul forty-four inches
's the velvet
on, and the
■>r it seems,
•out it, as
re cut to-
getlier, being shaped in six sections
that fit the neck comfortably, and can
either be joined to the top or left
partly open, to form tabs through
which the plaited mousseline falls with
a soft, becoming effect. Each section
should be interlined with canvas before
The cape or pelerine portion is
shaped in circular outline and joined
to the lower edge of yoke, the stole
being joined to the right front section
A very handsome jeweled buckle
decorates the front, the closing being
invisible in centre.
Smart capes in this style are worn
by both young and middle aged ladies,
the former preferring generally to
omit the stole front. A handsome silk
or satin brocade lining adds much to
the attractiveness of this dainty top
garment, which can also be developed
satisfactorily in silk, satin or cloth, or
of material to math the gown.
Braid in different designs, passe
menterie, fringe, ruchings or moss
trimming, will provide suitable deco
To make this cape for a lady «112
medium size two and one-quarter
yards of material twenty-four inches
wide will be required.
Ladifta' Dressing; Sac(|ue.
The utility of this comfortable lieg
lige will be readily recognized. It is
here represented in fine French cam
bric trimmed with embroidered edg
ing and narrow insertion. The full
fronts join the back. in under-arm
seams, the tops being gathered and
arranged on the lower edges of.the
deeply pointed yoke. The closing is
effected by buttons and buttonholes
through an applied box plait in center
front. A turn over collar completes
the neck. Moderately full bishop
sleeves are gathered top and bottom,
straight wrist bands and a frill of em
broidery giving a graceful finish.
Flaunel, cashmere, china silk, cam
bric, nainsook, lawn in plain, striped
or figured varieties may all be used to
develop this useful sacqne. Lace or
embroidered edging, feather stitching
LADIES' DRESSING SACQUE.
or frills of the material will provide a
suitable finish. Drawn to the figure
with a girdle of ribbon deftly tied at
the left side, this garment may be
made quite attractive and becoming.
To cut this sacque for a lady of medium
size three and one-half yards of mater
ial thirty-sis inches wide will be re
Strange Klondike Outfit*.
There is a picturesque side to this
great Alaskan movement, and no city |
can bear stronger witness to that fact
than can Seattle at present. The
most interesting subject at this time
relates to the various methods of trans
portation needed to carry supplies
down the Yukon River on the ice when
the early rush to the Klondike begins.
Boats being out of the question, ani
mal and steam power are the two po
tent agents to be relied upon. And the
various forms in which this problem
is to be tested constitute a distinct
chapter of the story of the Klondike.
The form of animal power most
ready at hand is, of course, the horse.
But "the horse has proved a poor friend
in Alaska, owing to the food problem.
This has led to various experiments
in the use of animals. Oxen, mules,
goats and even elk are now at Ska
guay or beyond, to be used as pack
animals. The handling of these ani
mals about the water front has been
one of the sights of Seattle during the
last two months. Mules and oxen are
common, but curiosity is excited at
the sight of four or five goats being
driven tandem, and an elk, horns and
all, trotting along a business street
drawing a sled, looks like a picture
from a Santa Claus book come to life.
But the most interesting and the most
useful feature of the matter is the dog
Nearly every outgoing steamer is
carrying several dog teams, and the
next three months will thoroughly de
termine whether the dog is to become
i recognized factor in the winter traf
fic over the Yukon country or whether
he is but an experiment to be made a
makeshift until something better be
"Now, my son," began the father,
the next morning.
"Never mind the lecture, pop;didn't
you ever paint the town?"
"Well, my boy, it's a great many
years ago, at least fifty."
"Fifty years, pop! Don't you think
the town needed another coat?"
It Will Pay.
It will pay to carefully read the descrip
tive advertisement of Alnbastine appearing
in this paper, explaining the difference be
tween those goods and kalsomines. Con
sumers should bear in mind that Alabas
tine is unlike all the various kalsomines
sold on the market under different names.
Alnbastine stands pre-eminent and alone as
a durable wall coating, and all consumers
in buying should see that the goods are in
! packages and properly labeled.
The Mocking Bird.
Few persons in the south are aware
t of the fact that tho mocking bird is
I found only in the south. Mason and
: Dixon's line is the north boundary
line of his home, and it is seen in the
north only in captivity. It is by far
tho sweetest singer of tho feathered
tribe. Switzerland may rejoice in the
tuneful linnets; la bello France glory
in her soft-lhroated orioles; tho Medi
terranean isles exult in their liquid
voiced songsters; but our dear south
land excels them all in the possession
of the heavcn-voiced mocking bird. I
was told once of a young man who lost
his mind because of the death of his
betrothed a few months before their
wedding day. The girl was not un
like dozens of other girls of the same
community, except that she had a
gloriously rich voice ot peculiar sweet
ness. During the weeks of their be
trothal the young man, au ardent
lover of music, would insist at every
visit on song after song. When she
became ill and could sing no more for
him he would wander out into the
woods to listen to the birds. She
died one day while he was away in the
woods. It happened on that day he
had been thrown into transports of
delight with the sublime music of a
mocking bird. When the bird had
ceased lie wandered back to tho home
of his bethrothed, to learn that her
spirit had departed during his nbsence.
That was eleven years ago, yet that
young man finds his love again when
ever he hears the stmg of a mocking
bird. He believes her spirit visited
him that day in the woods in the form
of the mocking bird that had sung so
sweetly.—Carrolltou (Ala.) News.
Moat Remarkable llook.
The most remarkable book, so far as
its appearance is concerned, is neither
written nor printed. It is injtlie Imperial
Library of Paris, and the letters are
;ut out of tissue paper with a pair of
scissors. A sheet of blue tissue, in
which the letters are cut, is placed be
tween two pages of white, and so the
aiatter is read.
A writer in tho Engineering Maga
zine says that during the last fifty
years the size of steamships has been
multiplied twenty-fold, the horse-
Dower employed to drive them has
been multipled forty-fold aud the
speed with which they traverse the sea
has been increased three-fold.
Life of Telegraph Wires.
Telegraph wires will last for forty
years near the seashore. In the manu
facturing districts the same wires will
last only ten years, and some times
ALABASTINK IS WHAT ?
Alabastine is a durable and natural coat
ing for wuils and ceilings entirely different
from all kalsomine preparations, made
ready for use in white or twelve beautiful
tints by the simple addition of water (lat
est make being adapted to mix with cold
water), put up in dry powder form, in 5
pound packages, with full directions on
WHAT A HI: KAI.SOMIXES?
Kalsomines are cheap temporary prep-
Women And the Wheel.
From the Gazette, Delaware, Ohio.
The healthfulness of bicycle riding for
women is still a disputed question between
eminent physicians and health reformers.
Used in moderation It su rely creates for
women a means of out-door exercise, the
benefit of which all physicians concede.
Used to excess, like any other pastime, Its
effect is likely to be dangerous.
The experience of Miss Bertha Beed, the
seventeen-year-old daughter of Mr. J. B,
Beed, 335 Lake St., Delawaro, Ohio, may
point a moral for parents who, like Mr. and
Mrs. Beed, have experienced some concern
for their daughters who are fond of wheel
ing. In the fall of '96 Miss Bertha who had
ridden a great deal, began to fall in an
alarming manner. She grew steadily paler
and thinner, and it appeared she was going
Into consumption. Best and quiet did her
"ffl clan found her
VOJ rWWffif T| pulse at 104 -a
ilrlH ■ Thinking this
/'v'A yT"\ v, j ™ maj have been
U*\ ' """ " ' jjf due to tempo
rj> \ i U rary nervous
ness when he
z-DiSl Wt'Fl examined her,
//EPf ■ H " irs W " L he watched her
IfUj' closely, but her pulse continued
ft.Ty at that rate for two weeks. Ho
Mr was satisfied then, from her high
pulse and steadily wasting condition that
she was suffering from amemiaor a blood
less condition of the body. She became ex
tremely weak, and could not stand the
least noise or excitement. In this condition
of affairs they were recommended bv an
old friend to get some of that famous blood
medicine Dr. Williams' Fink Pills for Pale
People. They did so, and almost from the
first dose Bertha began to improve. She
t continued to take the pills and was by
means of those pills made entirely well,
and more grateful people than her parents
cannot be found in tho whole State of Ohio.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have proved a
boon to womankind. Acting directly on
the blood and nerves, they restore the req
> uisite vitality to all parts of the body;
, creating functional regularity and perfect
harmony throughout the nervous system.
The pallor of the cheeks is changed to tho
delicate blush of health; the eyes brighten;
tho muscles grow elastic, ambition is
created and good health returns.
Curiosities of the Dank of England,
Some of the curiosities of the Bank
of England are well worth describing.
In the printing room a man sits at a
little table, and every three seconds a
machine hands him two complete live
pound notes. If he sits there six
hours he receives over seventy thou
sand pounds, and in 300 days over
twenty millions in paper mouev! It
is a strange duty for a man to have to
perform—to sit at a table to receive
from a machine twenty millions a
The vaults where the gold is stored
are still more curious. In the ante
chamber to the gold king'B throne
room are a few men attired in almost
mediicval costume, commanded by a
very modern personage, who wears a
frock coat and a silk hat. The latter,
with the assistance of auother, who is
also sprucely dressed, unlocks the
iron gates of the vault. Around the
well white-washed cellar are arranged
trolleys, upon each of which rest bars
of pure gold to the amout of £BO,OOO,
the particular vault to which visitors
are admitted containing two millions'
worth of bullion. Through the thick
wall can just be heard the confused
murmur of the myriads above, who are
hurrying, working f.nd worrying,
eagerly endeavoring to obtain some
trifle of the treasure which rests so
placidly on the trolleys. Has there
ever yet been a millionaire miser who
has built for his gold such a throne
room? aud did he sit there through
the days thinking out the good and all
the evil which these millions might be
made to do? But millionaires are sel
In another vault every note which
is returned is stored for live years, and
here is kept one, for twenty-five
pounds, which stayed away for a hun- I
dred years. It has been calculated
that during that period the loss on the
note in interest amounted to over six
thousand pounds. —London Truth.
To Make a Mirror.
11l a new process for silvering glass
it is practicable to give a fine polish to
the silver after it is spread on the
glass. This is acco aplished by means
of two solutions w tich must be pre
pared with great are, inasmuch as
delicacy of treatmei tis required. To
a silver-nitrate solution is added, drop
by drop, sufficient ammonia to redis
solve the original precipitate, caution
being observed to avoid au excess.
Afterward enough distilled water is
added to make the liquid measure one
liter. A second solution is prepared
containing ten per cent, of formalde
hyde. The mirror-maker selects his
plate of glass, aud after polishing it
deftly with rouge and chamois skin,
wipes it perfectly dry and clean. Then a
rapid mixture is made oftwopartsof the
silver nitrate solution, and one part of
the formaldehyde solution, this mix
ture being poured evenly on the glass.
From ten to fifteen minutes will be re
quired for this application to be com
pleted, and then the plate may be
washed with water aud allowed to dry.
In the production of an ordinary mirror
the dull upper side is treated to a coat
ing of varnish, but if the silver side is
the one to be used, as in optical in
struments, the layer of silver is to bo
polished with fine rouge. The attempts
to make mirrors of tin amalgam, ex
perts say, have not yielded satisfactory
results.—New York Times.
arations manufactured from chalks, clays,
whiting, etc., are stuck on the wall with
decaying animal glue. Alabastine is a ce
ment, which goes through a process of set
ting, hardens with age, can be re-coated
and re-decorated from time to time with
out haying to wash and scrap* off its old
coats before renewing.
Farticularly throat and lung difficulties
wrongly attributed to other causes, is the
result of unsanitary conditions of walla and
ceilings. Think of having bedrooms cov-
Fl«li Multiply Rapidly.
One of the proofs of the wonderful
•way in which fish will multiply under
the proper conditions is given by the
great increase of striped bass on the
Pacific coast. It is only a few years
ago that this fine fish was totally un
known on that coast. A fairly large
shipment of adult fish was sent there
from the East about ten years ago and
distributed in the waters around Sac
ramento and San Francisco. Since
then the fish have increased so rap
idly that they are a glut on the mar
ket, and the regular price is only a
littltf over five cents a pound.
An example of the great increase is
given in the tables prepared by the
United States Fish Commission a few
months ago. They show that in 1893
the fish dealers of San Francisco
handled 80,793 pounds, and in 1896
they handled 363,747 pounds.
It is estimated that greater quanti
ties of gold and silver have been sunk
in the sea than are now in circulation
in the whole world.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoko Tour I.iffe Am j.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic, lull of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To-
Bac. the wouder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50c or fl. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Bemedy Co., Chicago or New York.
Krupp has over 20.000 guns of large cali
bre for the armies of Europe.
Why Suffer Like Job
When St. Anthony's Ointment will heal all
sores, new or old, or money refunded, 50 cents
per box, all druggists or St. Anthony M'f'g
Co., Chicago, 111.
Two-thirds of the ships of Great Britain
are built on the Clyde.
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. s2trial bottle and treat! se free
Dn. B. H. KLINE, Ltd.. 931 Arch St.,Phlla.,Pa.
The finest garnets In the world are found
in Now Mexico.
Mrs. VVinslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, Sac.a bottle.
Glasgow has 1,003,000 people and but 49-1
25c 50c DRUGGISTS
l>Mii.u!rnt: v curr'ihy uslnjf DR. WHITEHALL'S RHEUM ATIC CURE. The surest and the beat. Sample sent
* REE on mention of thin publication. THE DK. WHITEHALL MEGRIMINE CO.. South Bend. Indiana.
* Ask any disinterested mechanical expert
and he will tell you
ARE THE BEST -
They are absolutely uniform in quality and finish. Yoi#
have the added satisfaction of knowing no one can buy a
Columbia cheaper than you. We sell for one price only—
the advertised price.
Columbia Ss? Ghainless, . $125 Hartford Bicycles SSO
Columbia Chain Wheels, . 75 Vedettes S4O and $35
POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn.
Catalogue free from any Columbia dealer, or by mail for one 2-cent stamp.
PAINTS W ALLS'CEILM6S
CALCIMO FRESCO TINTS
FOR DECORATING WALLS AND CEILINGS paf psMnTrom y o ur f
grocer or paiut dealer and do jour own kal- U«IbWIIHw somining.
This material is made on scientific principles by machinery and milled
in twenty-four tints «,nd is superior to any concoction of Glue and Whit
ing that can possibly be made by ha. 1. To BE MIXED WITH COLD WATEB.
t»T!iG\D FOR SAMPLE CO, .OK CARD* and if you cannot
purchase this material from your local dealers let us know and we will
put you in the way of obtaining it.
THE: IHURALO CO., NEW RRICIITOIV, S. 1., XEW YORK
11 Better Work Wisely Than Work Hard." Great Efforts
are Unnecessary in House Cleaning if you Use
ered with layers of molding (tour paste to
feed vermin, with paper to hide them and
to absorb tho moisture of respiration, and
an animal giuo culturo ground on Its fuce
for disease germs; this having strong
color; added, like a colored shirt, to hide
the dirt; then think of"the nasty practice"
of repeating this papering, without remov
ing the old, and a number of times, at that,
as many do. Then think of a room coated
with pure, porous, permanent Alabastine,
which is retinted with but little trouble or
expense, and ts purifying and sweet-smell
ing and fills cracks. Wall paper tree
NO WOMAN IS EXEMPT.
*~ Regularity Is a matter of importance
in every woman's life. Much pain is,
however, endured in the belief that it
is necessary and not alarming, when
in truth it is all wrong and indicates
derangement that may cause serious
Excessive monthly pain itself will
unsettle the nerves and make women
old before their time.
The foundation of v/oman's health is
a perfectly normal an#l regular per
formance of nature's function. The
statement we print from Miss GER
TRUDE SIKES, of Eldred, Pa., is echoed
in every city, town and hamlet in this
country. Read what she says:
" DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:—I feel like a
new person since following your ad
vice, and think it is my duty to let the
public know the good your remedies
have done me. My troubles were pain
ful menstruation and leueorrhoea. I
was nervous and had spells of being
confused. Before using your remedies
I never had any faith in patent medi
cines. I now wish to say that I never
had anything do me so much good for
painful menstruation as Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound; also would
say that your Sanative Wash has cured
me of leueorrhoea. I hope these few
words may help suffering women."
The present Mrs. Pinkliam's experi
ence in treating female ills is unparal
leled, for years she worked side by
side with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, and
i for sometime past has had sole charge
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating by letter
as many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
All suffering women are invited to
; write freely to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn,
Mass., for advice about their health.
Mni 11Q M and Liquor Habit cured in
IIUII IBfl 10 to 80 ilars. No pay till
linilßWl cured. Dr. J. L.Stephens,
Wl I Vlvl Dept. A, Lebanon, Ohio.
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nkuutrn The N. C. & Rubber Mfg. Co.,
IHIUUDjII lu Uuios et , lOLEOa. OHIO. OMtataa fm.
MENTION IN"' Sgg
would be dearer than Alabastine If cost o
removing paper Is considered.
Do not buy a law suit or an injunction
with cheap kaisomines, which are all imi
tations of Alabastine. Dealers assume the
risk of a suit for damages by selling an in
fringement. Alabastine Company own the
right, oovered by letters patent, to make
and sell wall coatings adapted to be mixed
with cold water. Alabastine Co., Orand