-SOME OF THE COSTUMES THAT: WILL BE WORN THIS SUMMER; I New Styles In lawn Tennis Saits That Will Interest All Readers Who Aspire .to Keep Up with the Prevailing Rash* : ions. Popular materials for the lawn tennis sea son are flannels,^ cashmeres, serges and, camels hair; These are made up in blouse waists and kilted skirts. :: The plain ones have a narrow^ belt and a stripe of some bright color at the neck and sleeves and at bottom of the dress. Handsomer ones have a wide ;sash.of gray silk and silk trimmings to match. ! A great deal depends upon whether the cos tumes are for young women who adopt tennis as an excellent exercise for posing on the lawn jin a succession of graceful attitudes or for real •tennis players. In the first case, tight fitting bodices, with steels to preserve the shape, are used. In the second case, the suit is made strictly plain. The waist and skirt are made full; no steel or whalebone is used, corsets are discarded .and the free motion of the body is net impeded in any way. . AN ENGLISH TENNIS SUIT. One of the most popular of these suits with Hew York ladies is the Tuxedo, introduced last season and made of knit goods. A new and striking suit made for a New Yorker re cently has a full Irish linen skirt, white and perfectly plain, except half a dozen narrow, black stripes at the bottom. , This is , worn either with a waist of the same material and a gray, silk sash, or with a red or blue or terra cotta blouse. The contrast between the skirt and blouse is most effective, and the skirt is so easily washed that the costume is sensible as well as pretty. In our cut is represented an English tennis suit of fine flannel with a stylish, wide striped i slrirt and blouse of plain flannel The hand- isome ribbons at the side furnish a pleasing : finish. ' ALL AROUND THE HOUSE. - Styles in Fans. Fans are out in a bewildering variety as re gards material, color, shape and design. ;Fans may match one ’ s toilet pr form a pleas ing contrast with it, as best suits the whim of the wearer. A decided novelty is the rib bon fan, composed of gauze, with rows of narrow ribbon worked in and out between the sticks, which are of mother of pearl The ribbons are delicately tinted and form a har monious combination, producing a rainbow effect. Gauze fans, with delicately carved sticks of ivory or enameled wood, and orna mented with spangles, painting • or em broidery, • are popular. So are fans made ehtarely of flowers or of feathers. young Rady ’ s Afternoon Gown. In the annexed illustration is shown an im ported afternoon gown designed for a young lady. The model is made of moss green Indian silk and nun ’ s veiling, set off with a Japanese scarf and purse ends in sunset pink silk, em bossed with gray. The cuffs and collarette with stomacher in cream colored lisse and embroidered with silk is drawn round the throat with a green velvet ribbon. Large tassels in opalescent beads finish the ends of the Japanese scarf. IMPORTED AFTERNOON GOWN. The sailor hats will be much worn this season, as they are becoming to most persons, find shade the eyes better than the Tam O ’ Shanters and toques. Another new hat is an elaborate imitation of a jockey cap. It is made of the same material as the dress. The “ Tams” promise to be more numerous than ever during the season that is now opening. Shoes and hosiery will be worn to match the cpstuma . Tn men ’ s suits only slight changes have been made from last summer ’ s styles. Whole suits of stripes will be worn in place of the striped blazer and plain pantaloons of last year. The preference is for pantaloons in- ! stead of knickerbockers. Tennis suits will ,be handsomer than ever, and a novelty in the shape, of a silk shirt is bound to have ai run. It is made in the same style as the flannel shirts, but is more dressy and worn' where the flannel one is out of place. _ Novelties in China and Silver Briefly Described. •Among the most attractive goods dis played f ■ the table is mounted china. This includes a choice variety of Boulton salad bowls, Worcester, Minton and other choice porcelain jars and fanciful dishes, such as cracker jars and jam pots, fruit bowls and the like, in silver mounts beauti fully decorated. Decided novelties in table ware are claret jugs of crystal in form of a bird, with silver feet and beak. The association.,pf glass and silver, by the by, is of frequent occurrence now in such articles as claret jugs, salad and punch bowls, olive jars, etc. Silver water sets are shown in great vari ety this season, the tilting pitcher represent ing a very popular style. These sets come in four pieces — tray, pitcher, goblet and slop bowL In form tho pieces vary from straight, angular models to curving shapes of most ex quisite outline. Fluted patterns, hammered finish, basket finish and tho finest etching all figure among decorations in vogue oh wafer sets. Silver baskets are having prominence. A fancy at the present moment prevails' for these baskets in connection with silver wed dings, while gilded baskets • figure at the golden wedding aimiversaries. These baskets take on a variety of forms and are used for a variety of purposes. A favorite form, is the one known , as the “ Marie Antoinette, ” which is not unlike a fish basket. Another variety is called the “ Boulanger basket, ” and resembles a military bat, inyerted. ;- For dinner table decoration there are somo pretty little glass globes in red, clear white, and also opaque' pink, and yellow (the colors .softly merging into each, other) glass, sold in sets of five joined together, for holding small flowers. Some are arranged in semicircles for the comers, and others straight for the sides of a table. A Good Dish for Breakfast. A breakfast dish, good at this season and nice to serve with tender shces of broiled ham, is made with asparagus and eggs. Cut the asparagus in small pieces, season well and put in a buttered baking dish. Beat some eggs, add an equal amount of milk, and have just enough of the liquid to cover the aspara gus; sprinkle bread crumbs oh top and bake slowly like custard. This is especially nice to serve with tender slices of broiled ham. Summer Fire Place Decoration. Tasteful decoration for the fire place in summer is a necessity if a room: is to be really pleasing and artistic. That this is dif ficult to arrive at, witness the old fashioned cascades of yellow, blue, pink and green pa per, tho balls of muslin or silk ravelings and like contrivances. The newest and most fashionable decorations are fire screens, prominent among which are the Japanese, consisting of a rather high and naiTow pa per panel framed in bamboo. .These show all sorts of curiosities in the way of birds, figures, foliage and the hundred and one quaint devices we are accustomed to look for in Japanese designs. Very large fans have also attained popularity of late years for this purpose, and even the gorgeous paper um brellas have been pressed into the same ser- IINSTRUCTIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. The Story of Tip, a Clever Fox Terrier, tyho Was INpt Only a Good Rooldiig Dog, bat a Very Intelligent One as ' Well. ' \ Tip was a clever dog, there is no donbt abont that. I will tell you how I found, it out. First let me describe Tip. He was a fox terrier; and on the whole there are no cleaner, cleverer dogs than the little fox terriers. Tip had a very sharp nose; it was long as well as sharp, and seemed able to poke into any place. He also had a long tail; lie never allowed it to be cut. : EIRE SCREEN OF PLAtTED GREEN RUSHES. The novel screen shown in the cutis made of plaited green rushes, size 29 by 21 inches, and is decorated in drapery of plush or silk tied with bows of ribbon. Attached to the front are two flower pot covers also of plaited rushes, and lined with tin, for the reception of ferns and flowers, the bottom one being the larger of the two. This is a particularly attractive summer screen. . Mirrors represent the most charming of costly fire screens. An exquisite one of Eng lish origin shows beautifully painted aquatic plants and grasses upon the glass, the whole inclosed in a framing of delicate coral. Small bamboo stands, arranged with a panel of decorated glass, meet the ideas of many ladies. Grate curtains, though not entirely new, have gained much favor. As they require only to be made of material that harmonizes with the other draperies of the room, whether it be very rich or modest in character, they are as convenient as they may be pretty. To Clean Decanters Nicely. Decanters ought not to be washed with shot, as it scratches the glass. Salt and vine gar or potato parings clean them very thor oughly. These should be put in with warm water and the decanter well shaken and after ward carefully rinsed. It should then be stood up to drain till dry. It is a great im provement to polish glasses, decanters, etc., with a soft leather kept for the purpose be fore putting them on the table. The Care of Walls and Ceilings. ;•'■ .< The ceilings of most, rooms will hot need whitening every year, but they will always need sweeping, as well as the walls. No one who has not swept a wall down with a clean duster, firmly pinned on to a broom, would imagine the amount of dust that will have collected in spite of the most tidy house maid. A CLEVER DOG. Well, then, his head; it was as pretty as one could wish and marked with black and tan, and over each eye a little golden tau spot. Ah, those eyes! Such bright, sharp little eyes they were. Then his ears dropped beautifully, which a fox terrier ’ s should al ways do. His body was smooth and white; he was-good looking and he knew it. I had always fancied that Tip was clever by the way he got hold of things from the larder; but more than this, I learned that Tip indulged in serious thoughts, and at times stopped to reason. He had been taught to xing the bell; there was a cord on it al ways, and when we would say “ Ring the bell ” at dinner or any other time lie pulled the cord and tho maid Mary would at once ap pear. One day Tip was on the rug snoozing; sud denly there was a great noise outside; two strange dogs were fighting. Tip ran to the window and looked out. The window was , closed. Oh, what a bother! Tip wanted to go and fight, too, but he couldn ’ t get out. He tried; no use; he ran to tho door and scratched. It was shut. He came to me and -pulled my sleeve and cried. I pretended not to notice him. Again he went to the win dow and looked out. He got frantic and raced round the room barking as if wild with disappointment. At last he stopped a mo ment quite still as if in deep thought, rushed at the bell cord and tugged at it hard; the bell rang. Then he trotted off to the door and stood in front of it. Up comes Mary — ah! he thought she would — and opened the door to ask what was wanted. Tip mean while popped out. Now I call that a clever dog, don ’ t you? ^ ; . V Making Bread. Stirring it, pouring it, dredging it over, Folding with fingers and pressing with palms; Light as a feather and sweet as the clover. Crimping with fingers and patting with palms. Turning it, rocking it, rolling together. Cutting it, molding it, fingers and palms; Sweet as the clover and light as a feather. Into the pan with it, fingers and palms. — St Nicholas. TH E CURIOSITY SHOP. KNEADING BREAD. Rolling it, rocking it, turning it over. Pinching with fingers and pushing with palms; Light as a feather and sweet ad the clover. Puffing and springing ’ neath fingers and palms. Slang Terms for Money. Probably every country possesses peculiar or slang terms for its circulating coins and notes. In this country, “ greenbacks ” en tirely superseded “ Uhited States notes, ” and in the days of fractional currency every body spoke of “ shinplasters, ” although the designation was neither elegant nor expres sive. Now we say “ nickels ” for “ five cent pieces, ” but otherwise our coin language is remark ably free from slang. . Great Britain, on the other hand, says Golden Days, is full of financial slang. In Scotland the man who flies “ kites ” is prob ably not worth a “ boodle, ” which is a purely imaginary coin. la England the same per son would not be worth a “ mag. ” A “ kite ” is an accommodation bill and a “ mag ” is a farthing. On the race course, where slang of all sorts abounds, one hears talk of betting a “ pony, ” which is £15, or a “ monkey, ” which is £500. A “ quid ” refers to tobacco, when ; used by sailors; among landsmen it means £L Small gamblers play for “ bulls ” and “ half bulls, ” which means crowns and half crowns. Little boys talk of “ Joeys ” when they mean fourpermy pieces. The cab driver expects you to tip himwith a “ tenner ” -r-tbat is, a sixpence — while the common appellation of a shilling is a “ bob. ” From these examples it will be seen that we have a long way to go before we catch up to England — in slaug. , Cliocolate Blanc Mange. One box of gelatine dissolved in one cup of milk, three heaping teblespqonfuls of grated chocolate. Boil two qudrts of milk; sweeten to taste; add chocolate and gelatine. Pour into molds and cook Eat with sugar and . . Sunary Serviceable Items. Excellent bath room rugs are made from the large square' army blankets. Bind the edges of a red blanket with .heavy braid, and then work across the ends a bold design : in : outline stitch. ‘ Willow furniture that has not been stained or painted .can be washed with salt aiid water and a brush. : It should be thoroughly dried before exposing it to dust. Plaster busts may be cleaned by dipping them into thick liquid cold stareh — clear starch mixed with cold water — and brushing them when dry. Claret stains should, while wet, have dry salt spread upon them, and afterwards dipped- into boiling water. Royal Newspaper Publishers. The dignity of the printer ’ s craft and edi torial chair are recognized even by royalty. Dom Pedro, emperor of Brazil, has three grandsons — Dom Pedro, aged 12, heir pre sumptive to. the throne, and his two broth-' srs, Dom Louis and Dom Antonio, aged 10 and 7 respectively.' These youngsters are newspaper publishers. They possess a small printing office and machine of American manufacture, and all their leisure hours are taken up with The Courier Imperial, as their paper is called. The three boys are editors, printers and pressmen, and their paper is very fair in reading matter, as well as ap pearance. The emperor subscribes for ' the paper and reads it regularly. The English ^Cabinet System — Action. In Case of Defeat. . If the English government is defeated in the house of commons bu a vote on some bill upon which it has staked -its existence, it may either resign at once, when the sovereign sends for the leader of the party which has defeated it, who is directed to form a minis- try, or it may dissolve parliament and ap peal,to the country in a new election. When the government is forced out the leader of the, triumphant opposition invites the.other leaders of his party to take office in the new government; the more important; are in vited into tho inner circles, known as the cabinet; the less important, together with the cabinet, form the ministry or the gov ernment. As none of the new ministers were elected to sit in the ministty, English custom requires them to ask their constituents if they may do so, and this ask ing takes thQ form of standing anotyer elec tion. Generally the constituency re-elects its members. Sometimes it doesn ’ t; in such a case some member-of the party who sits for a constituency absolutely certain to return anybody of his political faith is persuaded or bribed to resigh, the would be minister stands again, and is elected, and the form, though not the spirit, of the absurd custom is fol lowed. The bribe sometimes takes the form of a peerage^ at other times it consists of a promise of a good berth “ under government, ” a seat on the bench, or the lord lieutenancy or shrievalty of some county. An Indiana Schoolboy's Composition. . . The following was recently handed in! to his teacher by an Indiana ‘ schoolboy as a ; bona fide composition: “ The human body is made up of the hfead, the thorax and the ab domen. The head contains the brains, When : there is any. Tho thorax contains the heart, • lungs and diafram. . The abdomen contains the bowels, of which there are five, A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes W and Y. ” Short Grammar. Here are ten couplets, not new, however, giving the shortest English grammar ever published: • ^ Three little words you often, see Are articles, a. ah and the. The Leafy Month of Of one. Oh, lovely June! oh, lovely June! '■ ■: You ’ re everything together! •> . Your skies so fair, v , Your flowers so rare, Oh, stay, delightful weather! n. A noun's the name of anything. As school or garden, hoop or swing. m. Adjectives tell the kind of nonn, , As great, small, pretty, white or brown. IV. Instead of notms the pronouns stand- - His head, her face, your arm, my hand. Verbs tell something to be done — To read, count, laugh, sing, jump or run. VI. How things are done the adverbs tell. As slowly, quickly, ill or well. VII. Conjunctions join the words together- As men and women, wind or weather. VHL The preposition stands before The noun, as in, or through, tho door. EL The interjection shows surprise. As Oh ! how pretty. Ah 1 bow wise. The whole are called nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach. The Early Needle. It is impossible to say who were the in ventors of needles; for at a very early period rude attempts, were made among various un civilized nations to form such an article cut of bone, ivory or like materials, in order to stitch together their clothes. Doubtless our first mother employed such an instrument, along with the fiber of plants, etc., as thread. But fine needles of metal were in common use among the more refined nations of anti quity, as the Hindoos, Chinese, Egyptians, Assyrians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romans. Pliny mentions the ladies of his day as hav ing needles of bronze for sewing and knit ting; and numbers have been found in Egyptian toifibs that must have been made some 4,000 years ago. The steel needle was first manufactured in Spain,, where the pro cess of making it'was long 'kept a secret, whence it .was first imported into England in the time of Queen Elizabeth. In 1650 Chris topher Greening, at Long Creeden, in Buck inghamshire, erected heeidle wotks, and thus began the manufacture of an article for which England is famed throughout the world. ' TKe Rank of General. The rank of-general in the American army was created in July. lS66,. ’ and ’ Lieut. Gen. Grant was promoted general of the army. After Gen. Grant resigned from the army to become president, he promoted Lieut. Gen. Sherman' general of \the army. In 1869, how ever, the ranks and titles, of general of the army and lieutenant general were limited to the offieers then hbiding them, namely, Sher man and Sheridan. Thus when Gen. Sher man was retired in 1884, the rank of general expired with him, and Lieut. Gen. Sheridan was not, and could not be promoted then, However, by the act of congress on June 1, 1888, the rank was revived, Sheridan was promoted, and so will be the last general of the army of the United States. Gotham. New York is called Gotham because the in habitants thereof were such wiseacres-r-the. allusion being to the three wise men of Gotham “ who went to sea in a bowl. ” Gotham is a parish in Nottinghamshire in England, the inhabitants of which were famed throughout England for their stupid ity. They are said to have heard a cuckoo singing in a bush, and, never having seen the bird, to have built a fence around the bush, so that the cuckoo might not escape. The name was first applied to the city by Wash ington Irving and James K. Paulding, in their “ Salmagundi, ” the last number of which appeared in 1808. Leprosy. Leprosy is a skin disease described in Lev. Trill (B. C. 1490), which prevailed in ancient times throughout Asia. It has- now almost disappeared from Europe. It chiefly affected the lower classes, yet occasionally proved fatal to the very highest personages. Robert Brace, of Scotland, died of leprosy in 1329. A hospital for ' lepers was founded at Granada by Queen Isabella of Castile about 1504, and a large number, of leper houses were founded in Britain. HARD ON: HIM. “ My dear, ” said he to his lady love, “ I have been busy all day ; not manual labor, you know, but brain work, ■ which is the hardest kind. ” “ Yes, indeed. ’ ! know it must be.foryon. ” And there Was in her eyes a look of tender sympathy which aroused him. She was quite in earnest. He changed the subject. Troy Times. ^ ‘ • A Trial By. Jury. ' The great American jury, the people, have rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of Dr. Pierce ’ s Pleasant Purgative Pellets, the standard remedy of bowel and stomach disorders, b'illiousness. sick headache, dizziness, costipation and .sluggish liver. . J.J.I JJ J-l AJ L U J. X 5 SCHOOL ST., - - CHATHAM, N.Y., Pay the Highest Cash Price- For WOOL, ffllDIS, SE1S, &0. Agricultural & Cattle Salt, Sola Leatiier, Soft Soap, etc. * Soap Exchanged for Grease. 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