I Pols of HTftnner. Every woman can, if she will, cultivate culti-vate the seif-control that subdues tha manifestation of feeling in frowns or excessive laughter, cays the Baltimort Herald. Poise of manner may be made mereiy the outward expression of poiss-of poiss-of mind, and the many little worries of life can be relegated to their propjr place as trifles. True reposefulnes3 Is not the absence of strength, but it3 assured possession. Mothers should ba observant of any tendency in their growing children to undue facial distortion dis-tortion in speaking and gently remind thfjn of it until the habit is cured. It is difficult for the adult to dismiss a habit once formed, but it would ba wise for every young womar and man to establish a close surveillance over their manner of using the muscles o! the face in speaking. Many of thera would be surprised to find that every sentence is a fresh grimace. A Small Evening Hat. Hats for evening are claiming a greater share of attention than usual with everything that tends to distract the attention from the material side, and they have succeeded so completely that not one man out of a thousand knows anything of the physiology of eating or the chemistry of food. Eating Eat-ing has become a soc,ial as well as a 'natural act It has been sublimated by the idea of hospitality; the festive board has acquired a certain solemn! ty from its connection with great fes tivals of the family; the dinner has become the highest function of home life, a daily act to which no other can be compared in importance and results. re-sults. Original Afternoon Mode. No words can describ.e the inventive genius of the world's great modistes, as it is exhibited In the exquisite gowns that are sent forth at this sea-sen. sea-sen. Indeed, their resources seem more than adequate for the great demands de-mands made upon them by fashion's leaders. ;' , An afternoon toilet that presents something- in every sense of the word new is built of blue voile. The skirt this summer. They are very small, and, like the fashionable fashion-able gowns, are made of light colors, col-ors, in soft, s'.dm-mering s'.dm-mering fabrics. A very dainty design is a round . toque of bluish- green liberty satin. Some Day.. Still on the lips of all we question The linger of God's tilenoe lies; Will the lost hands in ours be folded? Will the shut eyelids ever rise? ' O friend, no proof beyond fhe yearning This outreach of our hearts we need: God will not mock the hope He giveth; No love H'e prompts shall vainly plead.' Then let us stretch our hands in dark- '. ness, And call our loved one's o'er and o'er; Some day their arms Bhall close about us. . And the old voices speak once -more. "' John Greenieaf TVhittler. THE LITTLE SOCIETY APRON. The little apron made its debut in London society at an afternoon affair given by Miss Paget, the girl who is "-'', the reigning beauty of the debutante season. The apron wa3 worn by the fair hostess herself and was so be-,v be-,v comingly managed that, straightaway, sixteen of London's most exclusive has a graduated tunic laid in a wide box plait at the front and in Tery narrow tucks the rest of the way around the waistline. The foundation is appliqued at the front with a design in jade passementerie which Is revealed re-vealed by the abridgement of the tunic. The waist is laid In tiny tucks and has a bolero of jade passementerie which fastens over a yoke of blue Daiiuy luque- The satin is laid in small plaits for me brim and th6 crown is gathered full around it. It is trimmed only with a large bow mads of loops of pale green, and blue satin, i A Kitchen Fairy. Really, it is the most helpful "small thing" I have tried in many a day. In one of the papers that came to my desk I noticed the following formula, and knowing the cleansing propertiej of each of the ingredients, I "said," "I will try that." Take five bars of good soap (prefer? My white soap,) shava and dissolve r? just sufficient water to have it nice and smooth'. When dissolved dis-solved add two rounded tablespoonfula of powdered borax, and one common-sized common-sized teacupful of kerosene. Beat in well, so as to thoroughly incorporate the kerosene. Stir occasionally while, cooling, so the coal oil will not rise ta the top, pour into a jar, and the "fairy" will help cleanse many a soiled utensil or garment with a minimum outlay of strength. Glass, china, or silver came forth shining from suds made with this soap; used in cleaning lamp chimneys, they become brilliantly- clear. Rubbed Rub-bed upon "a spot, of smut, lamp-black or smudge on wiping cloths, the ebony tint fades from sight; while a- suds-made suds-made from this soap for boiling kitchen kitch-en clothes renders them perfectlj white. Rub a cloth on the soap, apply i women went home and fashioned an apron like it. Think not that the apron was of cambrio, calico, cal-ico, lawn nor lace. It was taf-feat, taf-feat, an old-fashioned apron such as grandmother wore. But of course it had its redeeming redeem-ing feature in a very modern ruffle If! vh to the tea-kettle, then rub it lightly with a dry cloth, and it will reflecj your pleased face in its bright surface Wherever soap is needed for cleaning or purifying, this will accomplish tht purpose,', and tar more efficaciouslj than any other soap or cleansing compound com-pound I have ever used. Silk Apron. of chiffon, which extended all the way around it- There was a tiny pocket of silk, bordered also ith chiffon chif-fon ruffle, and the strings were pi silk , with a very narrow ruffle upoa the nds. Another pretty feature was the lining lin-ing which was of white lawn, very diaphanous, di-aphanous, so that the color showed through prettily. The apron was of medium length and its color, which was a -lovely turquoise, tur-quoise, exactly matched the blue stock at Miss Paget's throat and the bunch of ribbons in her hair. The Art of Eating. Lord Byron, it is s.-d, used to profess pro-fess that the spectacle of a pretty woman eating filled him with horror. Theodore Child, of cuisine fame, on the other hand, says that, after all, a civilized man devouring, with all possible pos-sible good breeding, a slice of roast beef is as disagreeable a sight as one would care to look upon. But, Mr. Child continues, eating being a necessity neces-sity nature and civilization have taken tak-en 'care to surround the operation voile. An embroidered belt gleams smartly beneath the ends of a necktie" of heavy jade colored taffeta. Another costume, In hunter's pink ladies' cloth, has a pointed tunic outlined out-lined 'upon the skirt with black silk braid. "The Eton opens over a tucked vest of hunter's pink taffeta and there is a deep enrhed girdle of black satin.. Robert Stevenson. Jr., of Chicago has been voted the handsomest man in Yale, 1900.