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TH'l UPFEH DEB MOINE8: ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY JUNE ?, 1899. FOR WOMEN AND HOME ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR MAID AND MATRONS. Oorffeht Notes of Fashion—A Bnli Gown for a Jane Bride—A Summer Promenade Toilet—Sun Bonnets Are Now All the Rage. PROMENADE TOILET. Over n tittle Bed at Night. .Gojd-nlght, pretty sleepers of mine—• I .never shall seo you again: Ah, never In shadow nor shine: Ah, never in dew nor In rain! In your small dreamlng-dresaes of white, With the wild-bloom you gather'd today In your quiet shut hands, from the llg-ht And the dark you will wander away. Though no graves In the bee-haunted grass, i And no love In the beautiful sky, Bhall take you as yet, you will pass, With this kiss, through these teardrops. Good-bye! )W*lth less gold and more gloom In their hair, : When the buds near have faded to flowers, ^Three faces may wake hnro as fair- But older than yours arc, by hours! ttood-nlght, then, lost darlings of mine— , I never shall seo you again: IAh, never in shadow nor shine; Ah, never In dew nor In rain! Origin of Famous Fashions. It Is a singular fact in the history Of fashions that not a few of the more jf.am.ous of them owe their origin to fthe endeavor to conceal a personal defect or deformity of some distinguished leader of society. Patches were jinvented in England in the reign of jEdward VI. by a foreign lady, who in phis manner Ingeniously covered a wen pn her neck. Full bottomed wigs were invented by an ingenious French barber for the purpose of concealing an unnatural protuberance on the should- «r of the Dauphin. Charles VII. of iFrance introduced long coats to hide his ill-made legs. Shoes with very long points, fully two feet in length, jwere invented by Henry Plantagenet, puke of Anjou, to conceal a large ex- cresence on one of his feet. When Francis I. was obliged to wear his [hair short, owing to a wound he re- fceived in the head, short hair at once became the fashion at his court. As a set-off to the examples quoted, we may note that, not to conceal, but to display, her charms, the beautiful Isabella of Bavaria; introduced the fashion of leaving the shoulders and part of the neck uncovered, in order to show the remarkable fairness of her Sun Bonnets the Sun bonnets of every description are seen in the shops and exchanges, and there is no doubt that they are ito be the rage. The average outdoor 'girl must possess at least half a dozen 'of these creations. In the country they are indispensable. Sometimes she fashions them herself, but this is no email task, and requires time and taste 'and skill. Nothing could be more becoming 'and picturesque than some of the lovely combinations of muslin, lace and irlbbon which are already shown. They jare in plain colors, or flowered In bright or pale colors, to suit every taste. Some are soft and drooping, •and others are made on stiffened iforms. They have strings, or they ihave not, but the strings, if there, are lunlikely ever to be tied. It would ieeem to indicate that the summer girl lintends to pay some regard to her complexion and not go hatless in the JEun, as she did last season. A dainty spring-like air pervades the charming toilet which is here shown, made of green and white figured India silk, a removable stock of velvet.in a deeper shade of green, and a green leather belt fastened with a fancy buckle being natty accessories. Tho shirt waist displays a pointed yoke that is applied on the back, which is plaited at the waist line. The fullness at the top of the fronts is laid in narrow box plaits, box plaited effects being in high favor this spring. Link cuffs with rounding corners complete the sleeves. frilling deep cream Mechlin that comes at 15 and 20 cents a yard by way of bargain counter. All she need do when the hat becomes a fluffy mass of lace frills is to wreath pale pink or mauve carnations, with bows of black velvet ribbon, round the crown; in such an inexpensive piece of headgear she is fit to appear before a queen. Marketing; 111 Cuba. Probably one of the most pecular customs noticeable in the Cuban mnr- |kets is the extremely small purchases (—small in quantity—made by the •lower class of natives. Small gourd .cups, holding scarcely more than a ta- Iblespoonful, are used in measuring rice, jflour, beans and peas. Cabbages are •cut in wedges the size of a cigar.turnips jinto eighths, squashes into minute Ishuuks, aud onions into halves. Po- jtatoes are sold by numbers. : . It is no uncommon thing to boe a .woman buy a piece of meat, weighing 'a couple of ounces, then pass through 'the market purchasing a tablespoonful lof vegetables here and a piece of garlic 'there, and, finally, after^ an hour of Igossip, depart with food products worth iflve or six cents.—Philadelphia In- jqulrer. lloclico Trimmings. Among the various odd effects produced on the modern bodice is the use ,of white pique with a coarse, heavy cord. This appears on the new foulards, the daintiest nun's veilings and crepes de chine in a chemisette, a wide .collar, or an inner or second vest peep- Wg out on either side of the front over a lace or embroidered satin vest and 'cut in scallops on the edge, finished (With a full ruche of white chiffon, tgcallops, by the way, are seen every- Vhere that an edge is presented which 'can be cut In scallops. It is a favorite 'mode of finishing the overdresses and the bottom of short jackets, and some Of the ruffles are cut in scallops. You may have them deep or shallow, as you fancy, and trim them round with ruchings, insertions or knife-plaitlngs. Tlio "Koxaue" Hut. One of the smartest types of hat is covered on brim, inside out, and to the tip'top of tUe crown, with rows on rows of lace. Just about June the lace hat, which lu Paris is called the "Roxane," wjll begin to make its influence felt. A»y woman wb,Q knows anything of style and dainty needlework pake her own Roxane by buying booming shape of white wire, coy* (jpftree mujBlln, and PJJ to th|§ A Juno Bride's Gown. Whatever else can be said in favor of summer bridal gowns, it cannot be truthfully asserted that they are inexpensive. The idea is to have them as ethereal and fairylike as possible, and this means a small fortune. In a'mar- velously beautiful bridal gown designed for a Newport heiress the tradition- Decidedly original are the lines of the skirt, which is of circular shaping. The novel feature of the mode Is the rippling circular ruffle that outlines an oval panel at each. side. The fullness at the back is folded in an under box plait. One of the fancy lace cravats or scarfs may replace the stock of the shirt waist, which may be made of silk, soft woolens or washable fabrics. A neat device for a skirt of novelty goods made up by the mode is to line the ruffles with plain silk of some contrasting shade. The Jaunty hat Is picturesquely and becomingly trimmed •>^->^' l »~X - >/VW^%/%<'\^rfWV^N/w>rfS/V\/>^/N, tunic draperies. Some are square.while others are heart-shaped, and they are chiefly of gold, dull-finished silver, diamonds or steel. Tortoise shell ornaments are extensively used for the decoration of cloth costumes. Small gold buttons are much used by French ateliers on toilets of ceremony, built o lace, net, mousseline de sole, crepe de chine and silk. Crystal buttons are very fashionable and steel embroideries are employed to decorate white lace tulle and cloth costumes. al saying, "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" is originally carried out. The gown consists of an overdress of fine organdie, so delicate that it looks like a mist. This is worn over a lining of thin silk which Is itself lined with Oriental blue silk. The organdie and white silk being partly transparent, the blue casts a tint to the gown that is indescribable. The front of the skirt is embroidered with white . ribbon, while the sides and back are covered with vertical ruffles of narrow, Valenciennes lace. The bodice has a yoke of guipure from which turn back re- vers trimmed with lace ruffles. The belt is of white ribbon and fastens invisibly at the back without loops or ends. aua ttuttotiS. placed OR hftdlces and jilso topld up A GRAND OLD MAN. WILLIAM s. HOLMES A VETERAN OF SAN JACINTO. Owns the Sword of Gen. Greene—An Interesting Belle of the Revolution In the Possession Jaclnto. of a Veteran of San (Caldweil, Tex., Letter.) Of the 783 Texans that Gen. Sam Houston led against Santa Anna's veteran army, on the field of San Jaclnto, Just sixty-three years ago, not more than half a dozen were present at the recent reunion. If Uncle Billy Holmes of Burleson .county, had been able to carry the weight of his 84 years to the battle ground he would also have carried with him a sword that possesses a remarkable history, and some of the old warriors would doubtless have recognized the fine blade as the one that was carried by Capt. James L. Holmes of Kentucky, during the early part of the campaign of 1836, and after his death by -his son, William S. Holmes, the present owner, until the end of the war. The history of this magnificent weapon Is well authenticated, at least since revolutionary times, though the scabbard has suffered from abrasion until scarcely a letter of the Inscription, that at one time decorated It, can be made out. Uncle Billy says that when he was a boy there were many veterans of the revolutionary army still living In his neighborhood in was now In any age, and he thinks that It ban been In use for several centuries. Tha blade can be bent untlf the polnf touches the hilt, and It is so much worn that at least three such blades could be thrust into the scabbard. Th« scablard, of pure silver, which evidently highly ornamented, Is almost as thin as a sheet of paper. Tna hilt is made of Ivory, and the M"Sti« carvings certainly reveal the^touchei of a master hand. /'" Capt. James L. Holmes carried the famous sword through the old Indian wars, and he flourished It In the face of the British and Indians at the battu of the Thames, where Tecumseh fell. It had been loaned to him by Col Grooms, and he never owned It until he started to Texas to re-enforce Gen. Houston with two companies of Ken- tucklans. Capt. Holmes died a short time after the battle of San Jacinto In Camp Johnson. On his deathbed he presented the sword to his son, William S. Holmes. Uncle Billy served In the Texas army until the end of the war, and he then settled on a "headrlght" on the Brazos, where he has resided until very recently. "I have lived," he says, "in three counties, and never moved." In 1842 Uncle Billy vent to San Antonio and helped drive the invading army commanded by the French Gen. Wall across the Rio Grande. During his long life on the frontier much ol his time has been passed in camp and fighting Indians with the old Range) companies. He was one of Gen. Houston's warmest personal friends, and constant political supporters. When Patriotic Explanation. . Teacher—John, illustrate the coffer- ence between sit and set. _ T1 . a ' Briffht and- Patriotic Boy— El 6 United States is a country on which the sun never sets and the rest of the world never sits. Vlctorlii Getting Young. In view of the Queen'* n PP'' oac , hl ° r * visit to the continent. Englishmen are especiallv interested m her health. It is announced that her **«•"***£ grown acute and her eyesight keener. Vonthful faculties in old age Depends upon the health. Hostetter'a Stomach Betters cures indigestion, constipation, biliousness, nervousness, as well as malaria, fever and ague. When a small boy isn't doing any* thing else lie eats something. ^ ^~ / 4 "Pride Goeth <Before a Fait" r Some proud people think they are strong, ridicule the idea of disease, neglect health, let the blood run dc^n, and stom^ ^ neys and Iher become deranged. Hood's SarsaparilU and you tudl the fall and save your pride. COOKING DEPARTMENT. linked Fish. Cod, shad, haddock, bluefi'sh, whitefish or small salmon are all suitable for baking and should be carefullj cleaned without removing head or tail Rub the inside with salt and peppei and fill with a stuffing made of a cup ul of cracker crumbs, a teaspoonful o ninced onion, a teaspoonful of minced parsley, a tablespoonful of finely shopped salt pork, a teaspoonful of ninced cucumber pickle, half a salt- spoonful of pepper, a tablespoonful of melted butter and three tablespoonfuls of cream. Sow up the fish, salt and pep- >er the outside, and place it in a pan with slices of pork beneath and above t. Cook for a little while without water, then add a little and baste fve- lueutlv. A llreiiltfast Relish. An excellent breakfast relish cooked in the chafing dish or in a spider is >read saute. Put two tablespoonfuls of jutter in the blazer, and when hot lay in two rather thick slices of bread, clipped in beaten egg, mixed with three tablespoonfuls of milk. Brown on. both sides, remove and put iii the pan two tablespoonfuls chopped ham, two tablespoonfuls of grated cheese and a half cup of ct»jam. Season with a dash of cayenne, mix together aud when, 'hot spread on toast. Orange Cream Fie. Beat thoroughly yolks of two eggs, with one half cup of sugar; add one large tablespoonful of flour, one small tablespoonful corn starch dissolved in milk; pour intp one pint of boiling milk and let cook about three minutes; flavor with extract of orange and pour into baked crust, beat the whites to a stiff froth, add one half cup of sugar, flavor with extract of orange, spread on top, put in oven, and let slightly brown. — Sauce for Itoast Fowl. To one pint of milk add half a cup of grated bread crumbs, one ernal onion, with .six cloves stuck In It, hal: a teaspoonful of salt and a few grains of cayenne. Cook for an hour; re- naovo the onion, ad.d, two tabjeapoon,* fuig of buttey anij heat WM. S. HOLMES, Kentucky, and that he frequently heard these old warriors talk of the famous sword and confirm its history as related by his father. He distinctly remembers the speech that was made by no less a personage than Senator John J. Crittenden, when the sword was presented to Capt. Holmes in 1836, when they were starting to Texas to join Gen. Houston's army. The sword was brought into the camp by a daughter of Col. Grooms. It was wrapped n a banner that the ladies of Queensborough presented to one of the mil- tary companies. When the great orator unfurled the new flag he found another old battle-stained flag beneath it and inside of this was the sword. When Senator Crittenden slowly uncovered this flag gray-haired veterans gathered about it with uncovered heads. Tears were streaming over the patriotic orator's face, and it was several moments before he could find words to express his feelings. He had recognized a torn, blood-stained banner of the revolution. Col. Grooms, who presented the sword to Capt. Holmes, said that it had been bequeathed to him by William 0. Butler of South Carolina, an officer of Gen. Greene's army, who had frequently won the approbation of the commanding general by acts of heroic fearlessness in the face of the enemy. Upon one occasion a company of British infantry, protected by a large barn, so seriously annoyed the American army tha it became necessary to dislodge them at all hazards. Realizing that a charge upon the enemy's cover would be attended with great loss of life, William O. Butler took a hand grenade in one hand and a lighted torch in the other, and spurring his horse at the barn he threw both .through a window. The grenade exploded, and almost instantly the structure was wrapped in flames. Gen. Greene was so much pleased with the heroic audacity of the gallant soldiei that he presented him with the sword that he was wearing at the time, saying that Gen. Washington had given it to him, but he only promised "to carry it until he found a patriotic soldier more worthy to wield it." There is no method of telling anything about the previous history o the iword, but a connoisseur in such matters pronounces it pne of the fines j>iee,es of »et»l ever u*efl by warriors he war broke out Uncle Billy's Idea on the subject of secession were in accord with those of his distinguishe rieud of the old Lone Star republic They were opposed to a dissolution o he union, as were thousands of othe )rave Texans whose bones lie fertiliz ng the fields of Virginia, Gen. Hous ton did not follow his favorite son int the Confederate service, where th oftiest position certainly awaited him, but he advised Uncle Billy when ho went to see his boys, who were with t ee in Virginia, to take the sword of the revolution with him, and they say that on many hotly contested fields he wielded it with vigor and valor. When the war ended he simply said: "I told you so, THE In the lexicon of some business men success and failure are synonyms. BURLINGTON'S MONSTER ENGINE. It Weighs 137 Tons and Is the largest Ever Uullt for Passenger Service. liailroads, East and West, are not competitive in their equipments in any sense; but the monster locomotive or. the Boston & Albany Railroad, which • recently took the palm from old 999 Tho Chicago, Burlington & Qmncy Railroad has recently put into service the two largest passenger engines ever constructed. They will be used on the Denver Express and the fast man trains. These new giants, numbered 1591 and 1592, weigh just one ton more than the Massachusetts wonder. One hundred and twenty-seven tons each, 2,000 pounds more Uian their eastern rival. Eastern railroads were in a nine-' days' wonderment over the Boston & Albany's experiment. When locomotive 221 thundered out of Boston a "few weeks ago at a 70-mile sweep for Springfield, the world's rscord in locomotives was exceeded. Without any spirit of competition and wholly within the scope of its needs, the Burlington system has had to outdo the New England line. Compared with the Boston & Albany's No. 221, the Burlington's No. 3591 shows more marked characteristics than are to be guessed from the total weight-difference of one ton. Tho Albany's engine weighs 126 tons, and the Burlington's 127 tons; the drivers of the one are six feet, two inches, and of the other 7 feet and % of an inch; No. 221 hauls a train weighing 310 tons aud No. 1591 pulls one weighing 371 tons; the compound cylinders of the one are 22 by 34 inches and of "the other 23 by 26 inches; No. 221 carries eight tons of coal and 4,500 gallons of water; No. 1591 takes twelve tons of coal and 5,000 gallons of water; both engines have the same steam pressure of 220 pounds to the square inch. This new mastodon of the Burlington's is the Atlantic type, Vauclaln compound engine, with two cylinders —high and low pressure—on each side. Its boiler is fitted with 294 tubes, two inches in diameter, and sixteen feet long. Its giant drivers, two on a side are about midway between the back of the cab and the front of the pilot". Just behind them is a trail-truck, with two wheels five feet in diameter. Back of these are the regulation trucks supporting the tender. Each of the four drive-wheels weighs 3,200 pounds, and makes about 210 revolutions to tha mile. On its first trip with the Denver flyer, No. 1591 pulled a solid vestibule train of two mail cars, one composite library and smoking car, two sleeping cars, a dining car and two reclining chair cars—a load sixty-one tons in excess of that drawn by the eastern engine. On this occasion No. 1591 behaved admirably. "When her journals are a little smoother and when she has "found herself" under the hand of her new master, the Burlington's record of ninety miles an hour with old 590 and the fast mail may be made to read— 100 miles? The highest peaks catch the first and returned to his planta- i and the hist sunshine. tion on the Brazos, where he has since lived, a highly honored and respected citizen. BRAZOS. CATHARTIC How He Convinced Them, A famous artist otice wandering in the mountains of Switzerland, met some officials who demanded his passport, writes Rev. H. W. Lathe, in Chosen of God. "It is not with me, but my name is Dore." "Prove it, if you are," replied the incredulous officers. Taking a piece of paper, Dore hastily sketched a group of peasants stand- Ing by with such grace and skill that the men of the law exclaimed: "Enough, you must be Dore," "Write your name," is the challenge of the world to the follower of Christ. No awkward scrawl of a worldly life will do. 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