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THE TEA ROOM
And eo we are really gtung to have
? tea room elter all! it la to be a;
perfect love of a place, all little bale]
and white China teacups, and walls
papered in cunning blue figures, and:
the name or this delicate place ot ?
amusement Is going to be the "fJWbrt
Tea Room." If you have happened to;
go to Baltimore, or visit in Bsltimorc.j
or nave friends who Lave, why )ou
know all about the little tea rasas]
there that has the eanm name and has -
been run by society girla fur the past
A regularly-run and well-equipped
tea room has been a crying need fori
the women of Richmond for euch a
long time that it doesn't seem to b*|
poasible thai there is really going to
be one here. Every now and then,
somebody for the sake of sweet char?
ity, and never for the need of the oc?
casion, has established a temporary
place where you may go and have your
tea That la very nice and very pleas?
ant and occasionally interesting, but
we have wanted a sure enough tea room
for euch a long tinie. You want to be
able to complain if the tea is void and
you haven't a spoon for the Jam.
I?t? of people have aaid that Rich?
mond le not* a tea-d>inking town,
maybe it Isn't, but it is so much nicer
to drop Into a cozy llttla place for a
half-hour talk with a congenial friend
than to stroll up to the ilrst monument
and back. The wind blows you all to
pieces and sometimes it rains on the
best bonnet It Is very pleasing to de?
cide on the color of your new gown,
with the compunlun of the afternoon
nodding back at you across a little
table decorated In pink roses and a
plate of sandwiches on one side to
soothe opinions as to pale pink and
white and silver chiffon.
You can go into almost any restaur?
ant here, and when you have ordered
your tea and agonised with the waiter
over having the toaat buttered and hot
and finally add that you will also have
crumpets, he gazes at you in open
smaaement. Hie tolerance of your
patronage slone forbids him to express
the astonishment that he feels. You
might just as well have asked for a
white elephant tied up in baby blue
"No. ma'am, none tMs afternoon." h-.
tnurmurs. with the suavity born ofyesrs
of conciliating irrste dicers, and un?
covers your toast, un buttered, of
I am so glad that the Dutch Tea
Room is going to be opened, and that |
somebody has at last had get-up-and
go enough to start It. The tea room |
will have its home at the Raleigh, on '
West Franklin Street, and the format1
opening will gather a great many
pretty girls and interesting people]
around Its little white tables.
Now that the prim, old-fashioned
nosegay la rivalling the single orchid
or gardunla for coraage wear, the
thrifty girl ia going through her box
ot discarded artificial flowers. Even
m much worn spray of forget-me-not
may furnish a couple of clusters which
can be used in this assorted bouquet.
. A couple of spikes of mignonette and I
a bachelor's button or tiny moss rose:
will make a noaegsy of about the ac- !
ceptsd size. A Circle of leaves may be [
arranged primly around this bouquet, j
or a piece of fern or spray of feathery ';
grass may be seed as a finish, tiome of |
these corsage nosegays came aurround- |
ed with lace paper, the paper being
carried well daws oa the atem of the
bouquet, where It is tightly twisted
so that It keepa in place without any
binding of cord or ribbon.
For the girl who wants her home
made nosegay so fini.-hed. s circular
paper dolley with delicate lace paper
edge is Just what Is needed. Cut a
hole in the centre, insert the stem of
the bouquet and fold the encircling
paper so that the lace edge ehowa
evenly around the flowers Where trio:
flowers to be used have become detach- '
ed from their ?tems. tine bonnet wire
may serve ss'a substitute, the wire]
being wound several times around the,
and of the detached stem. Where se
wage] flowers are aesd these wires may |
all be carried down the fun length of]
the bouquet and neatly covered with
closely twisted tinfoil, to be purchas?
ed at s florists
The economy of these boutonnierea
of assorted flowers lies la the fact that
they are aa closely arranged that im?
perfections which would g>e noticeable
la a single detached blossom are en?
tirely concealed by the other flowera
pressea so closely against them. A
rose whose outer petals have lost their
freshness may serve as the centre of
one of these nosegaye if Its large petal*
are clipped entirely off, leaving the
small, fresh centra of the flower. Five
aweetpea blossoms are all that would
be required to form a cloee circle'
around tbia rose, and even a somewhat
dilapidated collection of this flower
would yield this number of presentable
A moss toae centre surrounded with]
a drei* of forget-me-not is a favorite
combination, .and almost any collection'
af discarded miliin? ry will faratsh such
a bontoaatere. All the old-time flowers,
aa heliotrope. Illy of the valley.
Baastes and verbena, are inefcigh favor,
sad the more prim snd old-rashioned
the appearance of the assorted noac
gsy. tb* more acceptable Ju*t now.
either for the buttonhol? or the cor-j
_ asajas itesw* ttaett.
Every practical branch of km
dergartenlng trains little hands to gw
familiar wltb the ar-eteties of hutton?,
lacings and bowtying. The children
think they are engaged In the moat
fascinating sort of gam-. but the small
bands are really learning control. Ti.ey
button rows of battens with hutto- -
fjsoka laee ap ribbons thrn>igh row?
sf eyelets, fasten small hot ton hol eg over
snugly fitting buttons and tie brosd
end narrow ribbons Into smart Inn
?cry shortly the dlaValtles present ~d
by boat hotten* petticoat butto??, laced
satddy Mouses and hair bows are no
dlaValtles at all a od the littls girl er
ssy has avasteeed the art of serf-at- j
thing wbleh so vastly help* baaF
www wasp* aasfi rawMa,
A Sea black Ma seal bag baa ? mats
aaaajaj edge on the hotte* of tb* bag.
sjgafl eteo aa tb* flaa. with ? long flat
A awveiTT bag made ?f black ata gaal
baa sad 11 Imming*) af br*n?w*> hsafbee.
It gtiiinr with a esses and baa ? sang
ATT IKE FOft TUB TAfMWI -WADE MM. WHO ggg WMJ~C1 T CI.OTHE?.
FOR THE HOUSEKEEPER
Lac* curtain* arc not hard to wash
if properly handled. Shake free from
duat and look tt*m over to see tbat
they hold no needles or plna to Injure
the hand*. Mend all to. n places. iMf
not put them into a washing- machine,
as the delicate fibre will be torn, and
do not wash too many st once. If
laces or nets have ? graytsh rast tl.ey
should be bleached. A little lye in the
boiling suds will make them a clear
white enough to the water to
make it slightly slippery to the touch.
Have the first waah s<t*r rather ?arm
Soap the curtains well and r?Il them
and pack them tat* the lab. I'o. one
pair ot curtains use three part* of soft
water to one bar of good staved soap.
Keep them well covered with water,
and add at least a tastespo-nful of
k? ro??ne to the Urn wate-. Thia will
loosen the duat. noak ?vor aught If
convenient, then ??*h them carefully,
aad ant in the soil lag sada for tweatv
minutes Wash * second time a?d
rinse. To make good starch, tahe one
tab>apoonful of pulverised star.-h. one
tr-asnoonful gam arable to three ;nt
of bolllag water. De not boil. If
cream eel art d hsce curtain* are rlnavd
hh weak tsa they trill hold their color
bette than whea rinsed la water.
If csrtataa are t* he Irene; they
shonid he stretched before they are
sprtahled. All rnsYase as sad he polled
tat* ahaps. ?et cartel** will bans
straight** If fsldad through the cen?
tra, edge to saw a ami Irannd dry from
an* end to the other. Feed again
thromgh the centre aad hashg over the
riot Lea rack A n>. t Ire* to not see
lai ajv. as It retain* the heat aad peaanas
the cwrtahss sjsis eaarkty. Wo mats
it fcssvae the met?t b?t^ ^
basket all but the end that Is fastened.1
so that no part will drag on the floor.
After the first curtain is placed the!
work is spe. dy Keep pairs together1
and hare them even
1 o clean cretonne curtains first shake
them free from dust, and have ready
In a tub a trpid suds in which there'
hss been placed one-iourth of a cap of
heroeene. Allow the curtalna to aoak:
hair an hour. wash, place them in a
secoad tepid suds and then rinse in
blueing water, l >.> not rub soap on the -
curtains, and do not ose sikali of any.
kind. I>ry. sprinkle, fold the car- j
tains and Iron on the wrong sad* j
The following Is tne very beat way!
?o wash blankets: Slice half a cake of
tv good laundry soap In two
quarts of water. j?et on the stove and
attr until dissolved Whoa dissolved,
sdd to cold water In a tub. To tt.ts
roap water add four tabiospsvmfala of
powdered boras goah the blankets In
this over night or for sevrral h'-ur*.
U'ash In this water. Ma*< twior In
roJd water, ?ring and hang on the line
Thi? recipe is for t'< >r blankets. Be
sure and use only cold water. They
will come oat as ?oft agd heantifel aa
when tl.ey were new.
aBBtsB blankets are waahed in a d f
fe -r.t way from thoee made of wool
Soap tt.em well with laundry soap, fold
and allow them to soak rn tepid wat-r
W'a'h t'.em in aa hoar er so and then
place in a hollar of hot suds to Steam,
not hot) Ktaee la several waters. Use
a very little hlneing and dry them doa?
ble ea the Asm. Prise dry en the
When w aahing cade red aunt* avoid
?ste* albeit IT flay are badly sailed
pert he-seeas la the first sods ft win
cat the dirt. INphjfha smd weal seeps
are good Par maahliiV asals*. hat white
exam m beet, ft somosd be msbisa. Do
?at nah St an th* endjpm Palatj aaOra.
,a^_o< ow?? wash* i ? .1, hast a
I Petticoat Flounces
That the beauty of every petticoat is
In Its flounce is indeed a well-known
fact: but Low often when a petticoat:
has been made at home is this most Im- j
portant detail neglected.
When making a flounce fo? a lingerie*
petticoat, be snre that the lace inaer- :
tion ia sewed securely to the material,
with at least an eighth of an lach of
the letter turned in like a narrow hem.
so that there ran be no danger of Its.
pulling away from the lace, leaving at
The best pfkn to ncroninV - - ? ?)
1? to use the foot h-mxner and feller
of your sewing ms.cf.lne. hemming the
strips of the flounce and stitching the
I lace on at the aame time. Pew the
edging flounce on in the same ahj a
then, when jobslna the completed
flounce with the upper portion of tt.e
ahtrt. stitch It flat and rover that line
of stitching with .1 narrow strip of
Flounces of sell.! rmb-nldery are
? i o ?? t??e skirt In the same man?
ner This makes a -e t finished pier*}
All petticoats should fit the hin? per?
fectly, but this la especially true of
silk Always make the onper part of
the petticoat first. flIM-g It perfect'v
and flnishi?at the band aroond the
waiat with a took and eye before you
add the flounce. Rv so doing yon will
be snre that tt>? petticoat sota and
hangs property, and that It wftl be
esartty the length that yon gonlrr. |
Flouncea an silk petticoats are sa-de
rather scant, antes* they are of the
score In*-?icated typ*, and la that
case they are ?enerally edged with a
narrow quillt?? of silk, either hemmed
I on the edge* or f aved ent IB the man
B*r of "roa?" oailllag.
Fine knife-pie*ted flowa**** eomtdoed
with bayadere tnrka are Prettv fey the
snare etaberat* petticoat Aeatrtp of
the to ah ad etlh assy he tw**t o* the'
pleated flseacs. and Its edge asay be
anshvhed wMh a aarraar natTOn*. j
I^^^J^JJ^aJ^gw-f ^"y*^^*** anew*
FRILLY FEMININE MODES
If there la one thins; of which a wo?
man surely cannot complain this sen
son, it in that the styles axe not femi?
nine enough, for surely, not in a long
time have we had such distinctly femi?
nine, frilly modes as this autamn and
There are the suits, for Instance. I
Could anything be less mannish than'
these are? The present IMC model Is
a far cry fr n the straight, masculine
and severe affair we anVctcd not very]
long aco This season there are little
buttons, and tabs and hrsfds. tucks ..nd
plaits and < -ids. all intended to make
every sail Lave a "different" a ad Isaa
ihr "I m-"nc-of-nlns-railllon-other-fail
suits" appesranre. Even in mate rials
there 1.? a wider range of choic? -for
one may In? serge or whir* oa:?\
diagonal or cheviot, broadcloth or vel?
vet, not to mention half a dosrn more
novelty a eaves and still he of the very
And k?? fluffy end frill> i? oar
rechwesr' To be sure, we are Indent*
g| to s man far It. hut sjsbodr mind* If
it does hark all the way back to kob?
?Pierre, for It Is an dainty, so frill) and
?n ve?v feminine?and withal eo com?
fortable. If one adopt* the flat style.
The new French neckwear now being
shown In the ahona is delightful -with
plenty of rea' lao and asset band-em?
broidery, end Ja.it enough vsr'et> to
please the faatteiotre w?snsn
One wander? If the rh?rmen?? grass
?that pretty ens-Ptee* affair of which
we meet so many ill*S1*at tone nm the
streets Iheae day --Is not golrc to be
aan??ttiered with bindneaw It Las bra
as welt liked and there are as maay
model* he.ng a haws fa the eben? that
there fcs danger of it becoming Sat
ssrsptses -wwleh by ratber a aery e*n
?Inallag law -attractive It Is
I keen* aew aeteana tea teats. b*asw7
aesswe, ware aC a * aratty awsdb)a>fgswa1
wars looks so very suitable for Its pur
One side was ef brown or gray, and
the reverse aide was of a colored plaid
in contrasting color. The coats were
braid bound and la the new 1-ngth for
the season, which la not q<tte long.
Black velvet bats are being etown
unusually early this autumn?and
there is a multitude of them. Velvet
and plush are exceptionally favored by
the milliners, ft would seem, for the
making of the sew bat* and one aees
the lustrous fabrics In every convetv
sBnh shape The gat hat. with Its trim?
ming of feathers flat en the brim ia a
continuation of a summer made which
many shops are showing
Plenty ef aew ueea afe being shown
this fall, new weaves and deelgna that
suggest a combination of some of th?
old favortlea Irish, of coarse, will he
used, and ao. too. will Chantilly. Venute.
Ptsaen and the lovely and clltteiing
metal lace* in bricht and dnlt gold and
silver aad nan metal
If yew are planning your winter
tailor-made do not think of having It
fitted ?vor ywnr old ?t? ? Th* aew
coraet* are very low above the waiat
and very Mng below it and If one
would give hep gown the right lines,
ahe should start the foundation aad
get *re of the correct corsets first of
a I These new corsets are very
trrme. to h* ear*, hat they are really
most effective and more to he admired
hecaawe they ?V* away with the stiff
effect giver by the hirher modele
Any one Who does handsome g?rt
work ia Beech deaeresaed to gad bee
W-VIT. tat tM apael TMB
' lpnb^V?aVsj> t*ae# MVC ?HM ?Ma4T ajefcrta%a?am Ittm*
Not everybody who gwily ducks for
apples on the lest night of October **"
rosste chestnuts In the annas or gaaa
down cellar eating an apple anil, laid -
Ing a handglass la aware that he or
?he is perpetuating customs hundreds
and hundreds of years old. On Novem?
ber l the ancient Druids, clad in whit*,
built bondfiree to propitiate 8*m?*i. an
Important god among the Celts, and
; later torches from the common lira
j wore carried to light the domestic fires
I on the hearths. As long as the lira
was kept burning good luck was aup
! posed to attend the house. As lata aa
I our own revolutionary time the cuatom
of carrying torches fro ma bonfire to
the home hearth prevailed among the
rustics in the north of England.
In Wales a bonfire is kindled by es eh
family on the ev* of November 1, and
white stones marked with individual
Initials, are tossed into the embers. Xa
the morning a search is made through
the ashes for the marked stones, and
woe to the members of the family
whose atona la not to be found. The
rites connected with fires are of Celtic
origin; those pertaining t* nuts, applet
or other fruits are faoman. The black
cats and witches are borrowed from
old Irish superstitutiona. As time went
on the old religious and auperatltioua
sentiments about the eve of November
1. or Hallowe'en, lost their significance,
until to-day the festival is one of fnn
and frolic only.
The more ghost and ghostly decora?
tions at the Halloa-e'en Party the bet?
ter. The ghost should be a terrifying
sepulchral figure, and may stand in the
centre of the supper table or peer out
from a shadowy corner of the entrance
hall. All lights but ghostly lights must
be dispensed with; that la an essential
part of the fun. and if actual skull
lanterns are not obtainable pumpkin
lanterns oi yellow paper lanterns with
black splashes for eyes, nose and mouth
will give a very mellow and mysterious '
To make a properly sepulchral phan- ?'
torn (or the entrance kail, take the
tallest piano lamp in the house and
drape It gracefully with sheets ho
simulate ghostly garments. First tie
a cross-piece of wood?a broom handle
will do nicely?dteroaa the top of the'
lamp standard just beneath the globe.
This will represent the outstretches'
arms. On the enda of these wood on.
arms fasten old white kid glove* stuf- -
fed with bran. Two sheets will make
a correctly ghostly drapery, and the
ghost should be made to look as tall
and slim as possible, even if the lamp
has to be mounted on a high stool.
From the ghost's head a pale aad
luminous glow should radiate. The
glaaa globe must be .entirely hidden
under a ghost "head" made ef white
or yellow crepe paper gathered over a
wire frame. On the paper head, fea?
tures, cut from un transparent pap sr.
are pasted?huge slanting white paper
eyes with black eyeballs, two round
nostrils and a wldo mouth turned up
or down nt the corners.
The apple-paring rite ia a favorite
Hallowe'en diversion: Each gueat la
given a large red apple and a sharp j
knife, and the object is to pare around J
and around the apple so that the skia
is removed Th one piece. The lonsi
strip of paring is tosed then over the
shoulder, while this incantation ia
"Apple, apple, tell to ma
What my true love's name will be." I
It ia always easy to gueaa some sort
Of initial from the position of the apple
paring on the floor. Three thrown wttX
determine etna thrao Initiale of the fu?
ture beloved one.
The chestnut-roasting rite la alwaye
good fun when aeveral people are alt
ting around an open Ore. One of the
company placea two chestnuts on tha?
coals, one chestnut being named for a
young man or girl and the other for
the Individual making the teat. If tana
nuts burn evenly and remain together
the future married pair win live
contented and happy as Darby
Joan, but if one or both of the
dance about, jump away or pa
leap into the fire, it will he an
that auch a marriage could not
be happy, end another partner
ter he selected.
Whatever else is omitted, the Bate
lowe'en cake ahould be a feature of the
entertainment. In the big cake are ban?
den the customary ring, thimble,
pencil, coin, button, etc. Thane
supposed to promise to the
a happy marriage, splastertaeed.
literary career, an artistic oua trab
bachelorhood aad so en. The heal
may add other symbols as bar fa
aad her knowledge of bar pat
For the Hallowe'en luncheon
bridge party there are multitudes eg]
new favors. Each year the coUscttsav
aeema to grow more interesting
more khostly snd symbolical. One
the familiar witch, black cat. pi
lantern, vegetable nun and gheet
and there are many
The gourd figures seem particularly
proprlate and seasonable. One 1
gourd lantern with transparent
and teeth. With this lantern te a
black velvet pussy with a
Ing expression ef countenance
wide open, red mouth Pusay'e
comes off sad inside Is
for candy Three Hallowe'en
i favors are clown and brownie
' and the funny corniiuck maiden
a email tomato head. Funniest ef
the favc:a however, are Hi
and Ma bride, whose aaat
drapery suggest a grape vine,
her head is a pale greea shade S?ST
wire lantern frame.
Tallies of the Hallowe'en bridge
be made of water color paper M
harm of tittle black cat* ?
! etc. and the decorations of
! may carry out the Hallowe'en
j consolation prize being a haahet
? applee and not*
If you ar? fond Of using a very
writing paper, then you can gtvo
your paper any desired tint by
a sheet of colored tissue sspar
the envelope This not only
carious persona from reading tan
teat* hut It gives a wry dainty
to the paper nach a plan cos*
adopted should one rare to ?stend
ored laeltattana for some
occasion where the same ceeer
pr. mm laate la th
the beams lat?rl*r aad tab**
To impart the d?Meets ..
aar flower to ensfe letter*
aay ewearsd fbrasar sun be
faffttNj Owrta?? e*n*Wej*nJ ten*
paare it with the Wvtse
use peg newer ?et or