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:- ' OF INTEREST TO LADY READERS We have hoard in smr and story of "The Man Behind the Gun.' Of "The Man Behind the Shovel" and "The Man Behind the Pick," And w e re growing very weary hearing: of what lie has done. Which is why we take occasion to present pre-sent a healthy kick. Now, "The Man Behind" is worthy of a rightful meed of praise For his work behind the shovel, and the pin iind pick and hoe. But there's still another worthy of the port's tuneful lays 'Tis "The Wife Behind the AVashboard," who deserves to have a show. She is toiling bite and early o'er the Ft earning, soapy suds. i Rubbing, w rinsing, twisting, turning in the murky atmosphere; "Making clean a vast collection of bedrag-cied. bedrag-cied. ;ir;y duds. While Hie future lies before her destitute des-titute of hore and cheer. Husband's time engaged in saving from a drear and awful fate This beloved young republic as he blows away the foam In the groKtliop on the corner, till the hour is growing lute. While "The. Wife Behind the Waslitub' tarns the grub for those at home. She keeps bacon on the table and a small supplv of "spuds," And her labors keep the children from appearing- clothed In rags; And her constant weury toiling: in the hot and steaming; suds Never seents to feaze her husband, who is full of bluffs and brag's , Of his leadership of party, and his knowl- edge of the ways Whicii alone can be availing our gTeat ship of state to save: So 'tis time to lift our voices in a wild outburst of praise For "The Wife Behind the Washboard," she's the bravest of the brave. Omaha World-Herald. MRS. MACK AY'S OPERA CLOAK. A thousand-dollar opera cloak is the latest extravagance of Mrs. Clarence Maekay. who a year ago married the son of John W. Maekay, the bonanza king. The wiap is a marvel of beauty and entirely envelops her figure. It is ma dip of that very odd combination lace and fur. It is fashioned of ex-guisite ex-guisite lace ruffles outside, and inside it is all soft chinchilla fur. The cloak is built with a slight train. The upper part is of jwiint applique lace mounted on white silk. It falls in a flounce nearly to the waist line. Below this the entire cloak is composed of a mass of billowy lace ruffles falling one over the other. The collar is extremely high and mad of chinchilla, like the lining. About the neck is a fold of cream white satin ribbon, edged with a tiny frill of lace, which broadens out at the back into a bow. A ROUT PERFUME BAGS. As the delicate soupcon of some exquisite ex-quisite perfume has become, in many cases, essentially a part of a woman's toilet, it is a very serious question with : manv women how to obtain just the right amount, so that the jverfume will ' bei faint and yet lasting. 1 Tlirt nvi'iwiio iisr of rolofne nr nr-r- ' ! fumed waters is to the refined woman an abomination and is considered by the majority of people a sign of vulgarity. vul-garity. But the delicious odor of clean-i clean-i liness and a suspicion of some expen sive extract are perfectly delightful to the senses of the erson in proximity to the well-groomed woman. Manv women sew satchet bags in their bodices and distribute them in their closecs where their gowns hang, and some few tro so far as to sew them in their corsets and carry them with them also. But such a wholesale use of satchet powders kills the refined delicacy and faintness so desired by fastidious women. J i nas been, found, after much experl- mentinc and careful s-tudv. that nor- ifume bags scattered broadcast and in grea t plenty in - the bureau drawers have a better and "more lasting effect than anything which has ever been tried before. Each woman has her own particular extract, which becomes so identified with her to her friends that one of them, picking up a handkerchief and inhalina- the delicate scent clinging to it, will at once exclaim, "That is so-and-so's handkerchief." LONG CLOAKS IN STYLE. As far asi cloaks are concerned, the very long, half-fitting surtouts appear to be specially in favor, says a London fashion writer. They have monstrous storm collars and huge revers, while! many of them have heavy flounces of1 fur about the feet. Some of them are made after the directoire style, with vcrv short double-breasted bodices and tight-fitting skirts hanging' from a tiny band , of fur drawn almost under the amis. All these garments are very smart, and specially becoming to tall, !im fi cures but thev are dreadfully uncomfortable to walk in. for to look v t II thev must sweep the ground, and this, of course, at once necessitates cither carrying, them in an awkward lumu or else aliowinc them to sweep the streets in a most dirty and disagreeable dis-agreeable fashion. I am told that among lur trousseau garments Miss Evelina Rothschild, who married Captain Bch-i Bch-i . rens the Cher day. numbers one of these directoire coats. It is made of vevy fine white cloth, lined with sealskin, seal-skin, and having a flounce of sealskin round the bottom. A narrow band of the same fur marks the edge of the short wait, and enormous buttons of reiver, enameled in delicate shades or blue on a while ground, decorate tne double-breasted front. The huge storm collar of white cloth is stitched heavily on the outside with white siik. and lined with sealskin, while very broad Elskin revers He back almost to the I shoulders. The sleeves are tight and bell-shaped at the wrists. With this is to bs worn a toque of sealskin, with a roll of white velvet round the brim, and fastened, turban fashion, in the front, with a clasp of enameled silver ! tfi.iiv w'liisli rk -j V,,,,-. ...Li,. ' I - - '--- ""jr.- line osprey. FASHIONS AMONG MILLINERS. Ermine is evidently much in favor eunong milliners, and the tiny little black tabs with the yellowish tips that are the specially distinguishing mark of the fur are taken off and used to form spreading bunches against a background of lace, feathers or chiffon. chif-fon. Enormous hats of the most dashing dash-ing shapes are very much in vogue. Some of these are entirely made o velvet vel-vet that is closely tucked and then stretched tightly on the brim and crown. Vcrv fow of the new hats have faeines and outer coverings to match There is rather a fancy toward framing fram-ing the face in pure white, and as a rule it is becoming. With this exception excep-tion there is not to be observed that tremendous warring of tints that has worried the artistic eye for several sea- x '"fis aie usea indiscriminately indis-criminately on everything. a toque that is designed somewhat after the style of a collapsable spiral staircase has alternate curves of violets and sable bands twisting round and round the brim and the. crown. Deep red roses massed against a background of c hinchilla, with a brim of delicate lace frosted with diamond sparkles, is verv pretty. So likewise is a rather flat round shape of hat. with the crown of closely tucked rose-colored velvet, and a brim of chinchilla, with two enormous enor-mous plumes shading from deep red to palest rose curving and drooping toward the back. Felt swms to be almost al-most entirely eschewed. Some neat little lit-tle walking on- cycling hats are made of lonsr-haired beaver, crushed and crumpled into all sorts of queer shapes I and having big curving quills, while a silk scarf with fringed ends is twisted Jn some mysterious manner around the whole confection. SENSIBLE WINTER PETTICOATS. Some of the new winter petticoats are quite delightful. A coral pink one that .1 , i..i i. I.IUPIIIIW.. IIIWI IIMM I saw recently had the seams. .piped with velvet in a deeper tone, and flounces that started from the knees were cut in pointed pen wiper shape all around, with tucks of velvet Jaid on the-ediges.- There were about half a dozen of these flounces, and they shaded from the coral pink of the top one to a verv deen rich red at the bottom. bot-tom. The velvet deepened in color with even greater rapidity, for the last flounce of all had its edging of tucks almost black. I thought this a particularly par-ticularly good idea for a walking skirt, for when one wears a light petticoat in the street it is usually the last flounce of all that catches any punishment in i the way of mud that may be about. A i netticoat for the evening of the most delicate lettuce green had flounces of the same, with a verv deep insertion of white chiffon, with an applique pattern pat-tern in pale mauve velvet. The delicate deli-cate blending of these two colors was most agreeable. FROM LOG CABIN TO POLICE. In a Russian palace dwells the Princess Prin-cess Cantacuzene. How differentis the splendor of her present surroundings from the modest log cabin which the Grants once occupied in the days of their poverty and obscurity near St. Louis! . . Since the granddaughter qf the wood-chopper sailed away to reign queen in the mansion of a. prince, popular pop-ular interest has turned its attention to the spot at Old Orchard, Mo., where the Grant cabin is treasured as a priee-less priee-less relic, sacred as the mementoes of the saints. It is said the princess wants to buy it. Tradition has claimed the cabin as its own, and many are the wonderful stories which center about the hut which once sheltered the great general and his tamiiy. When the World's Fair is held in St. Louis in 1904 the Grant cabin will be removed bodily to the grounds, and no doubt will prove a great attraction to thousands. , No one object in the vicinity of St. Louis is of greater historic interest. The cabin was built mostly by Grant's own hands, by Farmer Grant in 1854, j and called by him "Hardscrabble." It was originally located a few miles from its present position, but in the rer moval has been preserved intact and exactly as built by Farmer Grant in 1S54. It is constructed of logs, and has two large rooms, with old-fashioned fireplaces fire-places and mantel. At the time of its erection it was considered a very comfortable com-fortable home by the neighbors. The cabin is now the property of Mr. Edward Joy, a wealthy real estate dealer, and great admirer of General Grant. ' He protects the place by a high board fence and an iron gate, which is never opened" except by special permission, the express understanding being that the sight-seer will take awav no souvenirs. General and Mrs. Grant and family lived in the cabin from 1854 till 1S5S, when, on account of sickness, thev removed re-moved to St. Louis, 'where Mr. Grant engaged in the real estate business. GIRLS! DON'T RUSH INTO LOVE. Impulsive youngr women are notoriously notor-iously unwise in their love affairs. Rushing hurriedly into matrimony, without due consideration,' and in a flutter of temporary excitement, is one of their follies. Young women many from various motives, but unless love is the basis of their union,, they run great risks. Love is the one indispensable element without which marriage is a mockery. A very subtle and indefinable quality js love. But it is the most substantial, ; the most reliable thing in "the world. If people have it' not, they' have no right to marry, unless their marriage is a mere matter of convenience, carrying carry-ing with it no expectation of happiness to the participants. There should be love on both sides. If it be lacking on either side friendship should never be allowed to develop into an engagement and terminate in a marriage. Young- people should have definite understandings upon these points and not entangle themselves in relationships relation-ships which give no promise of permanence perma-nence and satisfaction to both parties. If a young woman is not positively j in love with the young man who is paying serious attention to her, she ought to notify him of her feelings at an early stage of the proceedings,, and the comedy should be brought to an abrupt ab-rupt conclusion, lest it becomes a. tragedy. tra-gedy. ' ' . . ' - ; ... He ought to understand that she can never be more than , 'a' sister to.'him. and if he be of the pertinacious sort who will not take no for'an answer. ;a pinch of severity should be administered to the patient, which in most cases will effect a radical cure, ... - ; ; It is better to have a scene at the very beginning than to' continue the one-sided farce.. One : stormy session is preferable to the succession of storms which is sure to follow if one .person loves and the otheu- does not. It is sinful for a woman to trifle with ! the affections of a man' she does not in- I tend to. marry to lead him on to the proposing point and then reject him, merely to amuse herself and minister to her own vanity. She thus encourages encour-ages the flame of love till it has grown j into a fire, and then throws cold water upon it, just to hear the sizzling and see the sm6ke. Such a woman is a contemptible creature. She may be as handsome as a picture and bedizened with lace and jewelry, but she is no better' than an Indian warrior with, a dozen bloody scalps danglinp at' his belt as trophies of his fiendishness. A flirt who makes .sport of sacred emotions and gets men to offer their 1 them is a female fiend whom ho one can respect. -' Sometimes it happens that the biter is herself bitten. Not infrequently she herselfs falls in violent love with a man who cares nothing for her, .whose heart is as cold to her as hers has been to sO many men. She has to take her own bitter medicine. Love is a dangerous and disagreeable thing to meddle with unless you can give it in return. It must either be, "I love you and you love me, and let us travel life's journey together," or, "You go your way, sir. and I will go mine." There is no half-way house between these two extremes. Or, if it doee seem to exist, j it is only a house, not a happy home. VICTORIA'S STOCKINGS MADE IN j IRELAND. A pair of Queen Victoria's stockings has been creating a good deal of excitement excite-ment in Australia lately, greatly to the displeasure of the late owner, it is said,. It seems that one of her majesty's dressers sent a pair of these hose to a friend in Australia, and by some means they fell into the hands of a well known Sydney mercantile house, and were loaned by Lady Darley for exhibition at a bazaar held in St. James' parish hall, in a id 'of the sisters of the church. Her ladyship advertised, as an attraction, at-traction, that a pair of stockings worn by the queen, and made specially for her, would be on view on one particular particu-lar afternoon, and the Sydney folk flocked to the Guelphic stocking display dis-play as if it had been the cafe chan-tant, chan-tant, only to find, in place of the contemplated con-templated regal, open-laced and jeweled silken coverings for the understandings, understand-ings, a pair of common or garden hose of very 39-cent appearance. : Those who were disappointed in the appearance (rf -the stockings, however j maker. It is true that the queen's stockings are invariably of cotton, but they are probably the-most carefully made cotton stockings in the world. "I have been making Queen Victoria's stockings for nearly fifty years," said Mr. Mangan, the octogenarian, to a correspondent. cor-respondent. Mr. Mangan lives at Bal-brigg'an, Bal-brigg'an, a quaint little seaside town of less than 3,000 inhabitants, about twenty twen-ty miles north of Dublin. As befits the molder of the royal hose, Mr. Mangan wears a solemn, almost official, aspect. He lives in a small cottage, somewhat better ' than those of the other operatives in the ancient factory, which is 150 years old, where he is employed. em-ployed. Its interior is neatly, but Aiuite plainly, furnished. The chief decoration decora-tion of his sitting room consists of three photographs of celebrities, rather curiously assorted. One is a picture of Parnell, another of Gladstone and the third is an autograph cortrait. of the i queen, sent to him on the occasion of her jubilee. "Is there anything out of the common com-mon about the stocking you make' for the queen?" "Well, there are some peculiar points, though I don't know whether they could be understood by every one. There are three threads in the leg and five m the toe and the heel, to make them strong m these places, but in the still finer articles made for her majesty there are only two threads in the leg and three in the heels and toes; all the bottom of the foot, except the instep, is double. They are, of course, made of the finest cotton, and the queen prefers pre-fers them to any other stockings made." SAVORY LUNCHEON DISHES. Mutton kidney saute can be served for either luncheon or breakfast. Split five mutton kidneys in half; remove the skin and cut out the fat from the center. cen-ter. Heat two tablespoonfuls of butter in a frying pan; sprinkle salt over the kidneys and add them to the butter-wok butter-wok five minutes; then stir in on tablespoonful ta-blespoonful of flour and add one-iTif of a cupful of water; cover the pan and cook for five minutes. Add lemon juice to taste. Serve on small squares of toast. Calf's Heart Roasted. Let the heart soak in water for one hour. Clean it carefully, remove the tough membrane; wipe it dry. Fill the cavities with a stuffing made of bread crumbs, finely-chopped finely-chopped suet, chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Roll the heart in greased paper and place in a dripping pan and bake for two hours. When the heart is tender ten-der remove it from the pan and serve with a brown gravy.- Fricadilloes. Chop cooked meat quite fine and add to it ono teaspoonful of minced onion and a little chopped baconabout ba-conabout one slice; season with salt pepper, a little thyme, sage and chopped chop-ped parsley. To one cupful of meat and one-fourth of a' cupful of boiled rice or bread crumbs, add one beaten egg. If too dry add a little stock. Shape into balls and brown them in butter or roll them in beaten egg, and then in bread crumbs, and fry in deep fat. T 1 f o ic- o f .i . .3 : .-v. . 1. , ltc uiu aiiiuiig tut; English. To prepare it, slice one. onion and fry in one tablespoonful of butter. Cover one slice of bread with one-half of a cupful of milk. Chop six blanched almonds very fine. Beat two eggs and add another half cupful of milk. Mix all well together, adding one cupful of chopped meat, a little butter, one tabte-spoonful tabte-spoonful of curry powder and a few drops of lemon juice. Bake in a shallow shal-low dish in a moderate oven. Serve with boiled rice. Sanders. Chop some beef, chicken or mutton very fine; also chop on? small onion and add it to the meat, season "ii.ii sda aim iepper ana mix a .little gravy with it. Butter some escallop dishes or shells; fill them two-thirds full with the mixture and spread over them mashed potato that has a little cream added to it. Brush over with melted butter; brown in the oven. Creamed ham on toast is appetizing. Chop cold boiled ham very fine. Make a white sauce of one tablespoonful of butter, one tablespoonful of flour and one cupful of milk; season with salt and pepper. Add the ham and serve on butter toast. MRS. "OOM" PAUL A PLAIN WOMAN. The wife of Oom Paul Kruger, president presi-dent of the Transvaal, is a treasure. This by the testimony of the man who should know. Through her he has saved sav-ed $25,000,000. Oom Paul, who has the reputation of using few words, and those only after l ouunuoiii luiiciuciauuii, nas set yueen Victoria down, as a troublesome old shrew, and his own frau as an example to all women. When, with his goat-like beard tinged ting-ed with hairs of gold. and his sunken, eyes lit with the light of love, young Kruger came a'wooing, he came not a bit in the fashion of the modern youth, who promises his lady love a diamond engagement ring, a good piano and an apartment somewhere below the con-! con-! fines of Harlem. . j According to a Bocrish custom, his pleasure had bean made known. Mrs. "Oom" Paul, who was then only gentle, gen-tle, blue-eyed Miss du Plessis, came forth timidly to greet him in a. gown so simple that she could surely never expect ex-pect to win a suitor through it. And these are the words she said, with downcast eyes and cheeks of rosy red: "I can bake. "I can stew. . "I can sew. "I. can clean. "I can scrub." And, behold, it was enough. II or suitor suit-or was at her feet. He wbo was then onJy Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kru-trer. Kru-trer. esteemed for his rmirairo. onA piety, took her from that moment to his heart to him she was the most rarely accomplished of all women.