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Have you asen tho new Scotch
heather embroidery, which, worked in
?oft tones of pink and violet, giv?s
tho effect of masses of the Scotch bloom
dropped on tho linen? This Ib In high
fashion for tablo embroidery and sofa
pillows, for ends of bureau scarfs and
Ths work Is simple If you do not
And French knots monotonous. The
design Is stamped In a series of dots
for tho flowers and of short lines for
the foliage. The heather Is worked cn
tlrjly in French knots tho effect gained
by the combination of the colors. Thd)
foliage Is done in outline, grsen for
tho stems, with short side stitches fos
While tlu heather designs are popu
lur for this work the same Idea of
knots and shadow foliage js used for
other small flowers. CJoldenrod em?
broidery Is enjoying a revival and Is
done In this heather Stltch'jry.
Silks and mercerized cotton are used.
The latter can be had In artistic tones
that launder well and Is much cheapen
than lllo or rope silks. A heavy cotton
Is preferable as the knots are thick?
In making a French knot hold the
thread with the left thumb until the
needle is just ready to be pulled
through at the eye, otherwise the
thread slips and gives a loose, uneven
knot. The number of times the
thread is thrown round the nee.li?.
should bo the same for each knot,
and tho netdle In being put down
through the material after winding
should go us /rloso as possible to the
hole from which It enmo up, hut not,
in it. as th?r? is danger of tho knot
pulling through to th<s other side if
not skilfully managed.
Many persons find It easier to work
French knots In a frame, a* the mater?
ial can bo held more taut, but with
practice it Is easily and more quickly
tlono over the finger.
Sunshine In tbr Tloinr.
It was Mr. Barrle who quaintly said.
"Women who bring sunshine into the
lives of others cannot keep it from
That is a rccelpe to learn and apply.
If you will not try to be a spreader
of Joy for the joy It gives do bo from
'.Iris may think this farfttehed.
Their one thought Is to snatch at Joy
for themselves. It takes experience,
perhaps bitter experience, to learn that
the Joy that counts most Is the one
With a rebound. Like a rubber ball,
tho harder you throw it the quicker
The girl who starts on a Joy qurst
for herself cannot say. "I'll be nice to
; oor Maria, she has such a Stupid tln-.e,"
and then go about her sunshln.- shed?
ding with patronizing airs. She may
glvi Joy. but the chances are that her
; ttronage will be felt end resented.
The sunshine thnt counts glows In thri
heart and must come out.
one need not go Into sunshine socie?
ties to bask In the rays of Joy giving.
Nor need that sunshine be for out
r-ldcrs. Sunshln? shedding, like chi-r
Ity. can profitably begin ut nome. It
t so exalting, perhaps, to try to
brighten the lives of mother or small
brother or sister ns It Is to be a Lady
Bountiful, but the reflex action is quite
Try shedding sunshine wherever you
ere. Do not let a day pass with out
doing some little thing to brighten
that day for some one else, and yu
Will find your own day more Joyful.
Something to Ktaow.
There are certain slight deformltl >s
that often appear In children at school
which parents ?hould especially Ibi k
out for. because they arc often slsns
of "something wrong" that, if not
Checked at once, may become serious
The child with round shoulders must
not bo allowed to drift month by
month and year by year until a chronic
BtOOP, or perhaps eurvature of tin
spine, has developed. .She should b.
taken tn hand at once, given suitable
cxerotses, taught how to breath?, unit
if necessary, made to rest for an hour
on her bark every day.
The "drooping shoulders" Is an in?
dication of commencing spinal curva?
ture, which ought to be triated by the
doctor nt once.
Weak ankles and flntfoot nearly al?
ways first become noticeable during
the school age. TIia child with weak
ankles should have dancing lessons-,
and bo given special exercises for the
feet and ankles. Tiptoe 'axerclse, run?
ning, jumping, and skipping are the
host for the purpose.
Bet the boy who holds his book close
up to his eyes, the girl who reads
with h2r head slightly Inclined on one
Bide, the child who complains of head-,
UChe after using the eyes, be taught to
rest the eyes, read Jn proper light, and
have th s eyes examined it necessary
by an oculist.
Dislike of lessons, as well as head
ncho and nervous symptoms, can very
often be traced t-i nstlgmntlsm, short
sight, double vision, or some other de
feet of '?yesight.
Sometimes a mother makes the mis?
take trying to bring nil children up on
the same pattern.
Her two boys are utterly din"-rent In
?I impcramcnt. The elder is very phleg?
matic, and she has to carefully explain,
and scold him very seriously If he
has done wrong before she c ;n make
the least impression on him.
The younger boy Is very sensitive and
quick of perception, and requires much
gentler handling, but he doesn't get It.
She gives hlni the same treatm ;nt as
The wise plan is to bring all of them
tip on the same broad principles, but |
to study the Individual temp- ram-nt :
of each. This Is absolutely necessary
if they are t-> do Ihcll best rind make
a real success of life.
'the Heal Pierrot Huff.
The newest thing In neck fixings
is an altogether joyful, really, truly
ruff for Pierrot. There have been
heaps of them, so called?but this at
last is the real thing. Tuir'tng and
dainty, built out of line whit" tulle,
wide as one's shoulders?impossibly
wide?? as exaggroatod and sl|ly and !
delightful as ever the heart of Made- !
moiselle herself could wish. It fairly j
sings of itself the "An clalre de lune.
mon ami," etc., that this style always
recalls till no one, spying the wee
pointed rosebuds darting out of the
silvery mist of 'Its folds, could help
loving It to distraction. Sheer as, ;*
dragon-fly's wing, exquisite, perish?
able?It would lake the moth-eaten
soul of the stupidest old Qermsin pro
fessor, deep dyed In philosophy, to
condemn this delicious niece of folly.
PICTl? IIKSfJI i: .lODl.l.s i\ VCtll.r AMI MLSi.lX.
L'Art de lo Mini:.
Little Things of Interest
Here and There
Now that the lime ot the year ap?
proaches when wo hlc to tl< ? woods
nnd go n-plcnlcklng and acquire hend
achca and freckle*! to say nothing ot
hugs down our backs and caterpillars
up our sleeves, a few receipts lor sand- j
Wiehes rnuy l>.% welcome.
He sure to cut the bread thin, and j
have a fine-grained loaf. Nothing Is
more unappetizing than a thick, clumsy
The butter must be Soft, not melted.
This expedites spreading, and dues not
break the thin bread, lb- careful ill
spreading that the bread is buttered mi
the opposite, side Of alternate alle !8, "i
they; will not lit.
Butter both slices of bread, but put
the tilling on one slice only. Press on
the top slice, and cut the crusts with
a sharp knife. Put neatly on a plat?
ter ami covei until ready to use with
a damp napkin. This keeps the bread
from drying out.
Tho sandwiches can thus be prepared
hours before needed.
Sandwi. h fillings may be roughly
classified as sweet, meat ami fancy.
Here are a few nice (Illings of oncli
Spread slices of brown broad with,
grapefruit marmalade, through whlJh I
is chopped candled ginger. Another
good sweet mixture Is pineapple pre?
serves mixed with candled cb.rrlcs.
Equally delicious Is bar-le-duc and
cream cheese, or grated maple sugar
and chopped hlack walnuts.
Never use slices of mint In n dainty
sandwich. Put the meat through a
line chopper until It is almost a paste.
Cold chicken, lamb, duck, and game
make a'delicioua and simple nillng by
[seasoning highly wlt'.i salt, pepper, and
u pinch of cayanuc, then moistening
with rich cream?or whipped cream?
until ihc mixture spreads easily,
Minced ham or tongue Is better when
moistened with mayonnaise. Cold flsi
I mixtures can bo treated In the same
I way. but are Improved by chopping
i olives through the dressing.
I A good fancy (tiling Is ninth' from
cream cheese mixed to a paste, with
French dressing, and season <l with
chopped green peppers and slices of]
olives. Another goud mixture is made
from th(. outer leaves of h.-nd lettuce? j
the hearts can be used for salnd??'tit j
up fine, mixed "with mayonnaise, and I
sprinkled thickly with crisp bacon cut I
in small pieces.
I Hod pepper sandwiches arc artistic I
and appetising. Use the canned sw en
red peppers, chop tine, and mix to n
smooth paste with mayonnaise.- |
For a spring sandwich nothing is i
I nicer than water cress, chopped and;
mixed with French dressing, i'tit n
thick layer Of the cress on tht bread!
'and cover with thin slices of small
j red radishes.
I Equally springlike Is- the onion sand?
wich. l"s.-> Hie large Spanish unions
chop very fine ainl mix with a highly !
sea lotted mayonnaise.
A rather rich lilting is made from:
I snappy cheese thinned mith mnyunnatse
with chopped cream nuts and red pep?
pers stirred in. On top of mc mix- j
ture is placed an anchovy or a bit
of boned and skinned sardine
A Sew .Note In Headgear.
The cardinal's cap Is'distinctly new1
'and its design is a natural conseauenco I
Of the election of the three .\ nrr ica n ,
cardinals. It is made of pearls .ti ling'
on gold wire, and Is worn as i theatre
cap in lieu of the neat cap lif lace
and net. x J
Dress Hints for the Bride
SkU! in designing a trousseau, prac?
tical sense in making over and using
What Is "ii hand partly worn and care
in aeloctlnu chic, hucomlng irt'clos
ulil wonderfully Improve a wardrobe.
Avoid extremes, unless blessed with
many changes. Flee from startling
combinations of color or 'abrics, wear
i niy becoming styles, and rcmetnbar
thai clothing Ihn human body is worth
mental effort and physical labor, and
| cultivate g?ud styl,- and Individuality.
The panier design will he much used
"by brides, as it lends itself to tin:
use of lace liouncing or all-over, erepe?,
j nets, tulle, chiffon and such thin orap
I cries over tin- traditlonul satin. Tint1
I panier effect will be draped low down
,?11 each sei" and apparently held :lll
' place with a spray of orange ldoS
! sonis. In some instances trails of'
blossoms from these will be carried
! ever the t ram.
I Tin- snip:..'- or fichu effects are f.t-j
I vored ior corsages and long or three
I quarter sleeves. Silk, pearl, crystal.!
, and sliver embroidery are very chlol
On. such a gOWfl. Veils of nil-ovci j
j lace of ih.ii toxturc or lightly lig-1
Prod net, are rnshlonable, which uro
j usually Mulshed nil around the edges
l with an edging one to two 'nohea
: wide The draping of the veil la a|
very Important part of the toilet o'
In bride, and this season many cap,
ideas are followed in arranging thi?
ban aatl v* 1 111 "lob, Dutch. French or j
German peasant style, with a half,
wreath, liny bunches of Mowers or
lone; ppravs gracefully grouped. . ?
i Taffeta Is now pronounced the cor?
reel traveling gown, using the shot!
! or striped fabric and trimming, with
Plaiting and pulling ol the same. If
If it very warm weather, some of tin
best wash silks will answer. Ruch as
pongee, shantung* etc., all of wh'eh
are delightfully cool. in thesa days
! of palace cars and boats traveling;
I does not require homely, dark suits
! or enveloping coats to keep the ?Inst
No <>iitilt Is complete without a
I thoroughly Fronchy suit of satin com.
I blnatlon. black skirt nnd white coat,
i the latter trimmed with black collar
and .let buttons. Another would be nh
openwork embroidered batiste frock,
with Mchil waist and vnl lace over a
'idllk or blue sliu.
On the Selection of
a Country Home
important Points Overlooked?House Not
Before you stun out on a tour of the
suburbs to select a homo for the sum-i
nier spend at least one evening lti|
tlrawing up n summary of what you
will need. Doilt leave tOO much to the!
real estate agent or to the enthusiasm
of well meaning but mistaken friends.
How far Is the house from the sta?
tion'/ How many minutes Is the sta-;
lion from the olTlce? What 's the com?
mutation rate? is there a good train
service? These are the llrst questions!
to he considered. A Now yorker once!
brushed aside all such considerations,
took a truln out into New Jersey, got |
ni: it the first town where nil the
porches were not enclosed with
screens, ami then selected his house.I
Hut that Is not the way most men;
want to do it. or run do it. There are I
hotter ways to locate the mosquito's!
habitat than by watching for screenedi
pofcMcs, also there are greater nUls-j
ances than mosquitoes in some towns. !
So inspection of the house is de?
ferred until after the town is quail-:
fled. Tin- nest questions .ire how many!
rooms has the house and what Is the
rent The arrangement of the rooms,
Hie condition of the mechanical equip?
ment, Including, plumbing, water pipes,
gas pipes or electrical wiring and heat?
ing apparatus, the dryness of the cel?
lar, the state of the wall coverings?all
these fnctors and more Of the same
sort should receive careful attention.
But there are other points hardly loss]
important to the health ami happiness
of the family that you might overlook'
through Inexperience or because in
pravioua ?umnicr quarter* cverthlnff
t was perfect.
Then consider these things. Which
point of the compajsa does the housoj
fnco? Does the sun get directly Into)
the rooms where It Is wanted, or does)
it pour ton freely into those where H ;
Is not wanted In tho summer time?
What is th? direction of the prevailing
winds; do they reachc tilt front porch,
the living qiinrtora and the bed cham?
bers, or do they waste themselves on
Where are the shade tree* with re?
lation to the sun and the braozes? Do
they properly protect the- sunny side? i
What Is tiie general lay of the land?!
Is the house on n hilltop, on a Slope,
nil ii broat.1 level stretch, or in a val- I
ley? If on a hilltop, you are sure of I
the breeze, but no so on a slope, on a
plateau or In. a valley.
Because of ^he slop* of the ground,
tii,. direction and directness of the I
sun's rays or the thickness of the '.
woods on the windy side, you might I
flnd yourself In an ov?n, all the bea'i- ?
tlful-adjectives in the real estate pr?s- i
peotuses t" the contrary nuv- tlhst.md- j
Are there b"r;edlng pljV:S for mos- I
qulto'es ni a*rtsy. any stagnant pools or I
places iVtiere water may settle afte.- i
Th^se- will answer iT>? mosquito
question more decisively than serei ns
on thn neighbors' porche*. If the
honso lf< in a valley, has It a good
drainage s; -t m all about? Are there
I provisions to make tha water run
away from the house and. outbuilding*
rather than toward thtm?
Etiquette in a Street Car
This 1s not a dissertation: It is Just
something- that 1 saw tho other day,
and you may read it or not. as you
choose, because it Is about women and
it is about bad mannnrs, and If you
are tired of hearing about both, by all
means turn the page. The car was
crowded?they usually arc?and every?
body In tho ear was just aa tired as
everybody else. Most of the men hod
lunch boxes with thorn, and you knew
that they had been Up long before most
of us, even those of us who work for h
living, had even thought of breakfast.
If you haw noticed, and I am sure that ?
you have, there Is usually a big crowd
of factory girls getting on at Soventh
Street; the particular afternoon of tho
past week was no exception. Thay
filed In, and some of them got seatsr
and the larger number of them did not.
One girl, who was standing quite near
tire door, was offered a seat. She never
said "I thank you"; she never Inclined
her head: she merely looked the mascu?
line personage over from his Ir.-ad to
his heels and gazed calmly past him.
Now. I know what you are going to
say?that she really preferred to stand:
that she thought tue man was tired;
probably she was going to get oft In a.
few squares, anyway?all of thu little
things that We do say when womm aro
rude on street ours?but it strikes Dili'
as a very queer Idea of common polite?
ness. I saw the man who gut up to
give h.^r his seat. His eyes were blue,
and he didn't have on any collar, and
I know that he was Just as tired as
he could be. doing whatever It wnss
that had made htm tired?breaking
rocks or digging foundations or build?
ing engines?and he had probably de?
bated In his mind whether it wasn't
better to keep the seat. He seem ?<\
rather bewildered by the girl's cool?
ness: of cours- his feelings were hurt,
lie didn't know the girl; he old noil
move In exclusive circles. i,ut he want?
ed to be kind, and he certainly was un
s el II sh.
Oh, wo silly, foolish woman, who
are so charming and delightful to the
people we know and an rude ar.d disa?
greeable and ill-bred In a public place
as though TVe had no niche In llf \ The
girl that I saw probably snys to her?
self: "I am as good as the rest?or any?
body else." but the little girl that
worked at the same place and slipped
Into the seat she was so lll-ni Innerei]
about said "I thank you" when she
accepted it. >
Don't you love the story of a very
well-known Richmond man of a gen?
eration ago, who W lit to New York
and had occasion to ride In the street
ear sthere? Some wo- n llouneed
Into a man's seat us If it were her
natural right, und at tume the good
old ?locior leaned across tile aisle and
said quite l?ud enough .'>r the wholo
ear to hear. "I am sure she In very
much obliged to you. sir; It Is Just :t
little habit she has. and 1 hope you
will excuse her this time." Every?
body laughed, and the Wont* 11 sot ott
at the end of the block.
It seems so queer that all soris of
people do have such bad manners In
street cars. Tin y take up i?o-tl:lrds
or n seat; they sit like graven Images
when you have rung the bill, and you
must crawl over them at the risk of
breaking any amount ( f bones nnd
having to ride another mock further
on. All of us do i: we Just forgot.
But you?girl that the man gives a
Beat to?I think next time lie docs, l
would be very much obliged and take
jit. I think I Should be glad that he was
I good enough to do It nr.it polite enough
I to tin It and Unsolltah enough to re
l member that I was tired, too.
: Commencement F.xlrnvngnnec".
In an Orttclo in tho May Woman's
I Home Companion it is stated that at
nearly every high schied commence?
ment great extravagance is Indulged
In. In a good many parts of tho
\ country efforts are being made to n -
; duce the amount of money spent for
i these OCCItSlOns. A high school In New
York City, for example. Ii t year kept
j Hie average cost to Cl each, und this
? year It pTOPCffea to reduce it to Nile,
j A good many obstacles are confronted,
I llOWOVCr, by those who undertake to
preach economy. Following is an In?
teresting extract from the article on
I "For Illustration: in Xonla, Ohio,
I there was a determined effort to have
I the graduation gowne simple and luex
i pensive. The school board, the teach?
ers, and the well-to-do mothers wer?
j delighted. Most Of the d.lss favored
white poque skirls and middy blouses,
but eiie girl objected to this plain
"At commencement she appeared in
t lovely fjewn and with loads of
Mowers. As htw sister explained, ?b?
was 'hand-ombrolderod ill through.'
In it mull dress, ineasnllne slip, silk
Undervcst and stockings, and satin
slippers, she was far away the best
dressed ?Irl in her class. And her
mother makes h-r living over tho
"They also tried to bring roforni Jn
the High School Commencement in
Miomisburg, Ohio, last year, hut one
<>f the girls held out against it, with
the support of an ?lder sister. The
reformers tr'ed to reason with tho
sister, who was perfectly frank about
? Wo arc a family of school-teach?
ers,' she explained, Kmlly is t1i?3
youngest, but it Will be JUst the same
with her. Five of us have never
married, but have gone on with the
grind year after year. We never have
worn a wedding dress, and never will.
I wore a linen suit to graduate in,
nlid I have fell cheated ever since.
Kmily shall have the prettiest and
most elaborate dress wo can make
Still One-sided Effects.
The artistic, unbalanced decoration
? if ii gown was given full recognition
last year and is enjoying an emphatic
favor for the spring nnd summer, When
it view of the styles Is taken tin one?
sided trimming Is very noticeable',
Bodices are draped on one side Ami
plain on tiio other. Thsy show ma?
terials that are distinctly different on
the two sides of tho blouse, and hut
tons, braid, inco frills, embroidered ro?
vers and pleating* arc used on one side
to balanco trimming of an entirely dif- i
Cerent nature on the other. '
In the sashes ami girdles the one-,
sided offjcls .receive decided favor. In
the front and back these sashes, that
are used en the majority of models,
are kn 'tied, tied or folded at one sl?i.*.
Skirts are drape..! up on ono side,
under a strip: rows of buttons, with
simulated buttonholes, are found on
on,, side of a. skirt. Tin oue-slde/l,
slashed effect on the bottom of the*
skirt Is one of the features tiiut many
tailored stilts are observing.
? The Id "\ Is to depart from the sym?
metrical balanced (rimming,