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KEEPING FACE FRESH
Uee of Ostrich Feathers
Cosmetic Waters Indispensable
for the Toilet
BRIGHT SPOT IN HOME
LIVING ROOM SHOULD BE KEPT
That Gathering Placa for Family
Should Ba Homallka and Cheery
la a Mattar of tha Flrat
A living room la alwaye at tha crosa
roada. When your aon or daughter
wanders Into it In an obviously rest
leaa frame of mind It la due to an In
ttnctlve dealre to find something
there Interesting or amusing enough
to warrant ataying at home, writes
Roger Fulton In the New; York Trib
une. The preference la ' alwaya for
ataying at home primarily. But If the
Intereat the invitation la lacking
there are alwaya other placea to go.
The llrlng room la the one place In the
bouse-where the family can be brought
together and bound together. 1 often
woider If we realise just how much
effect the appearance of home may
have on the child and on bla being
satisfied to atay there. When a child
resents having to atay In becauae
"there la nothing to do" there la aome
thlng radically wrong with bla sur
roundings. One sometimes seea a living room
that looks like the typical doctor'a re
ception room stiff, formal and cold.
Too Much Stiffness.
lacking all the warmth of aome attrac
tive personality. Everything looks
newly bought, and la so stiffly arrang
ed that one la almost afraid1 to alt
down for fear of disarranging aome
thlng. Thla type of room la hopelesa.
It la torture for a guest to spend half
an hour there. How could the family
be expected to live there? The other
extreme la the living room that la en
tirely dominated by aome member of
the family to the exclusion of every
one else. Thla type of room la If pos
sible worse than the other.
Attractive waya of furnishing and
decorating the living room are with
out limit. But, though everything in
the room la newly bought, one'a first
endeavor should be to avoid the ap
pearance of newness and "unused
nesa" Make It look lived in at once.
Of equal importance la the artificial
lighting. In providing llghta, a glare
must be avoided If the room la to re
tain any charm of appearance. On
the other band, it muat not be ao dark
Cheap bandkerchlefa for school chil
dren can be made oat of sheer lawn or
India linen dresses.
Some of tha most exquisite modern
point lace la made in the Vienna
schools by trained peasant labor.
Crocheted bedspreada are tha fash
ion again. One of the prettleat pat
terns Is formed of blocks crocheted
together and may be made of carpet
wfcrp or a coarse white twisted cro
A practical overall apron , baa the
aleevea reaching to the wrist and la
cut slightly square at the neck, fas
tening at the back. Many people are
having tbeao In a light make of ailk or
wool to slip over a good dresa when
bouaekeeplng and to aave the trouble
of too many changea of attire.
When sowing buttona on. If a nar
row pieces of tape la threaded through
the button and a small hole pierced
through the article and the tape
drawn through and the enda of the
tape stitched down flat on the wrong
aide, thn button will be found to last
aa long aa the article.
Cbea ptbread and aewlng silk are
dangerous economies, and It la bet
ter to use such for basting and coarse
band aewlng and have the best for
machine aewlng. Breaking thread or
thread that knots la maddening, and
allk that fades and breaks after It
la aewed on the goods wastes one's
time and ruins the temper.
Many of the ueweat large Jabots
are composed of three and four dif
ferent klnda of laces. Cluny. French
tulle, Irish crochet and shadow lace
toay ail be combined with good effect-
and gloomy that It la Impossible to
read In It without Injuring the eyes.
In the older apartments and bouses,
where there are only the middle llghta
In the room, the only way of solving
thla difficulty la by the use of table
lamps. These should be selected In
view of their usefulness, aa well aa
their decorative merit. Good looking
and practical lampa are made for both
electricity and gas, as well aa for oil.
Few "city bred" persons realise the
real value of a good oil lamp for read
ing, or the cheerfulness that It'a light
adds to the living room.
SELECT BOUQUET WITH CARE
Corsage Ornament of Sufficient Im
portance to Make or Mar the Coe-
tumee Worn Today.
The woman who collected the faa
clnatlng little compact bunches of
flowers last year la now hesitating
between them and the large single
The tiny bunches of roses, forget-me-nots
and pansles have been re
placed with single blossoms of velvet
and silk or clusters of one variety.
The modish woman, when choosing
the flowers to tuck in her stole or bod
Ice, alwaya bears in mind that it
must be in season. At present ahe
wears two or three china asters, a aln
gle chrysanthemum or a bunch of
mountain-ash berries. These resem
ble a cluster of gleaming rubles
against a autt of gray, black or blue
velvet. The touch of vivid color la
an absolute! necessity this winter, and
many costumes depend entirely on the
corsage bouquet for this.
English violets give a lovely touch
to gray and prune-colored gowns.
They can be excellent Imitations of
the flowers, or made of narrow ribbon
combined with green leavea. One
elver Woman uses the real leaves with
ribbon flowers, which wilt slightly
and give an excellent idea of the nat
Maidenhair fern is being combined
with the corsage bouquet now. It
softens any vivid color and blenda
with a gown in a very desirable man
ner. The real fern can be preserved,
by the way, for daya If the enda are
burned off, thua forcing the sap up
Into the leaves. Asparagus fern la
also a good addition to a allk flower.
Lilies of velvet, orchids of silk and
velvet roses in any of the swirled or
petaled forma vie with the small clus
ter flowers that are maaaed In bunchee
for a color effect
A weak solution of permanganate
of potash will tint laces that deep
ahade of ecru ao much used at pres
It must be carefully dissolved, oth
erwise it will produce stains which
are Impossible to remove.
Test the dye with a amall piece of
muslin before dipping the lace. If
the color la too deep, dilute the sola
tlon until the required hue is obtained,
Never allow the lace to remain In the
dye; almply dip in and out again.
Tea or a solution of coffee la ex
cellent to tint lacea. The latter pro
duces the fashionable string color.
Lace trimmings to match the mate
rial of the frock are much used this
. With two or three simple colors
even an amateur can produce good
Ruby velvet trlcome, edged with
black Persian lamb, and trimmed with
Brocaded Evening Cloaks.
A popular material for evening
cloaka thla season la brocaded velvet,
sometimes closely resembling In ap
pearance and design the stamped vel
vet so widely used aome yeara ago for
upholstering furniture. The colore of
theae cloaka are often very brilliant,
cobalt blue for example, trimmed with
white fox; rose pink, trimmed with
white panne and dark skunk, or bright
A coat in material of the last named
hue baa a collar which at the back la
ao deep that It falls below the waist,
where a atrap nolda it la place.
The dlrectolre ruff made of ostrich
feathers has been decidedly success
ful although It la not alwaya becom
ing. It la smart and when worn to
match the hat trimming or the gown
la one of the moat effective finishing
These ruffs came In early In Parle
and have been made In all colore to
be worn with visiting or promenade
gowna. They are good In the natural
ostrich colors and in aome of the rich,
aoft bluea are particularly brilliant
and handsome. The ruffs are made
of long or short flues and finished
with long loopa and enda of velvet or
Perhaps it waa their success which
has brought In such an array of os
trich boas and muffs for midwinter
rASHIONS SPRING WILL BRING
From Present Outlook There Are to
Be Many Changea From the
The spring maid of 1913 Is to be
atralght front, straight back, blpless
and curveless. If fashionably attired,
ahe will look like a straight line,
with an oblique line at the tops, said
oblique line being ber hat, according
to the latest bulletins sent out by the
suit and cloak makers' conventiona
Skirts are to be perfectly straight,
looking like an envelope. Jacketa are
to be the same. Narrow skirts will
prevail, hence they will be alashed
ao that the wearer may move with
some degree of safety. The slash
may be In the back, front or side.
The slash will extend to a point Just
below the knee and will be skilfully
concealed by pleats.
For plump, rotund women, who can
not wear the positively atralght lines,
the fashion-makers have taken a les
son from the unspeakable Turk. For
plump women there will be skirts of
the voluminous, sheet-like roqe of the
desert roamer, drawn tightly about;
the anklea and full at the top. Orien
tal colors also will be drawn upon
heavily in the new styles.
Returning to the slender woman.
Jackets will be cat on the same
straight lines aa the skirts. The cut
away pattern will prevail, and this
calls for some decoration to All In
the front. For this purpose there will
be a waistcoat, exactly like a man's
veat. to finish the open coat The
spring coata will be striking of stripes
and checks, the one finding the moat
favor among designers being the "rah
rah" 40 Inchea long, made of cream
goods with a tan stripe.
METALLIC LACES IN FAVOR
Beautiful Combinations That Outdo
the Real Thing Have Been Turn
ed Out by the Deeigner.
While fabric lacea are Important
and never out of faahlon, aa acces
sories to dresa thla season they will
be outshone by the metallic lacea.
which are one of Its distinctive feat
ures. In pattern theae follow many
of the designs of the fabric laces, be
sides having aome that are peculiar In
themselvea. Gold lace la ao rich In
combination with the colors now in
faahlon that It probably will hold
first plaoe despite the rumors that
silver waa to be the first of fashion's
favorites In the I'ne. A lovely eve
ning gown baa a dep painted gold
lace flounce on an apricot satin skirt
Just below an overdress of embroid
ered chiffon, and the same lace la used
to form the pper port of the bodice.
extending over the upper of the arm
to form short sleeves. Very often a
alight touch of gold lace will bring
oat moat effectively the color of a
gown. One made of one of the new
shades of red baa only a tiny vest of
gold lace, but It glvee character to
the entire gown.
Suede Collar Set
la every color, but particularly In
gray and In vivid scarlet, collar, cuff
and belt aeta ard being produced. The
material used la auede and the collar
and cuffs are of the old-world Round
The collar turne down and tbe cuffs
tarn up, while the belt Is straight and
excessively neat To be worn with
th country tweed or serge suit tbe
bow aeta are admirably adapted.
. New Waists.
Many of the new waists combine
broad revere with tbe new Robes
pierre collar, and they are very be
coming to nearly every kind of figure.
wear. In these the natural ostrich
and the light tlnta in colors show to
Ostrich combined with marabout, or
marabout trimmed with ostrich supply
the most beautiful of muffs and neck
pieces for evening wear. They are
made up In all the light tints, in all
white and the natural colore.
.The ostrich band trimmings used
on hat brim edgea and French
plumes on the millinery worn with
these muffs and boa aeta are placed
In a aettlng where they show to best
advantage. In fact, a plain gown Is
toned up by such accessions to the
point of distinction. It Is almost over
loaded because the attention la fo
cussed on the neck and headdress.
JULIA BOTTOM LEY.
PLAIN, PRETTY GOWN
(Phot, by UaStrwoo a VadtrwMd. N. T.)
Severe styles are now the dealgns
of the fashionable Parisian dreaa de
signers. The photograph abowa the
latest creation kotwn aa the Monk's
gown, turned out by Felix of Paris.
It Is of white broadcloth with tiny
white crochet buttona down the front
of corsage cape and skirt. The cor
aage and skirt are made In one and
la attached by a belt of the same ma
ferial. Its very plainness makes the
gown doubly attractive.
Thla la tbe time of year when col
ore change Juat aa do hata and gowna.
Court blue Is one of tbe latest It la
a cross between electric and cen-
Taupe baa abed Ita brown tinge and
haa acquired a tint like elephant
On of the prettiest bluea la blue
vlg, a deep and yet bright shade.
Bhrtmp la the favored pink.
A glorious red which looks extreme
ly well with white, la called ruuge
Chalk white la en vogue.
Amaranth la a claret shade.
Verdigrla la one of tbe ctnarteat
Mimosa la a yellow that verges oa
To Mend Olovea.
When a hole first appears In a glova
turn the glove luaide out, and, draw
ing the edgee of 4be hole together,
atlck a piece of leather court plaster
over It Tbe court plaster not only
holda the parte together, but being
leather matt a It very strong.
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Questions From "Rosebud."
I found your questions and answers
last Sunday. I did not know they
were In there until a friend of mine
told me about them. I think they are
eo nice for young folks to read.
I have bn going with a girl twenty
fears old, but she seems to be no older
nan myself (I am thirteen). We al
waya went with the boys together, but
she married recently, and do you think
It all right for me to go to theaters at
night alone with a boy. My mother
doea not approve of, me having com
pany very much. Do you think It any
harm for a boy to kiss a girl? I sup
pose yon think I am rather a flirt, but
I Just wanted your opinions on it. I
hope you won't think I have aaked too
many questions. Rosebud.
A mother Is perfectly right who dis
approves of a thirteen-year old girl
going alone at night to the theater.
Don't do it and don't allow boya to
kiss you. It Is decidedly common and
Ill-bred and no boy of good birth and
breeding who haa the least respect for
the girl asks ber to do It, so If you are
going with that kind of a boy you bad
The Correct Anewer.
Please state In your column the
meaning of "R. S. V. P." and how to
reply to tbia Invitation:
MRS. J. M. SMITH
MRS. R. T. JONES
R. S. V. P. "500."
To whom should answer be ad
dressed? Mrs. W.
The meaning of "R. 8. V. P." la in
English, "The favor of a reply la re
quested, if you please;" the French is
"Repondex a ll vous plait" It is uses
to remind us that hostesses wish an
answer to their Invitations. In the
case you mention, regret or accept to
the one whose name beads the list, as
It is probably at ber borne where the
reception will be held.
For a Bride-Elect
I am a young girl of twenty and of
very limited meana. I have a very
dear friend who Is going to be mar
ried. Could you please suggest some
thing that I might give in her honor.
I enjoy your columns immenaely. M.
Surely, entertain for your friend
Just because your purse ia a bit light
la no reason for not giving good tlmea
to others. Ask the girls to bring a
dish towel apiece and mark the aame
for the bride-elect, then about Ave
o'clock aerve a tray with tea and two
klnda of sandwiches, add candiea and
aalted nuta and you will have auffl
clent and girls love these cosy timea
Name for Girls' Club.
Would you kindly suggest a few
namea for a social club of girls rang
ing from the age of fifteen to seven
teen years? Poppy.
One of the dearest lot of girls I
know, who meet as a little club, call
themselves the "Happy Hearta;" ao I
think perbapa thla name will Just suit
Concerning a Wedding.
At a home wedding should the
groom's attendant deliver to the pas
tor who performs the ceremony the
wedding fees when tbe marriage cer
tificate ia given him, or after the cere
mony la over?
Please accept my tbanka for your
answer through your paper. A Con
Give tha minister the fee when the
business Is settled. Just before the cer
emony, for usually there la no good
Initiate Alwaye Proper.
Ia silver to be given a bride alwaya
engraved with the Initials of bee
maiden name? Ia her flrat name per
missible to use? M. L.
Yea, both silver and linen bear the
Inltlala of the bride. Near and dear
trleuda sometimes use the first name,
and sometimes a pet cognomen is en
graved on a personal gift. This is done
on silver picture frames, which are
much in vogue at present presumably
to bold the husband elect a photo
graph. To Miaa "Brown Eyes."
Pegln your letter "Dear Mr. IHank."
It la much better than to use his first
name until you become more Intimate
friends, and alga yourself "Sincerely
I think tbe elderly man can give you
aomethlng eoatly without lta being
Jewelry, but of course that la for you
and your family to decide.
I see no barm kg. writing to the
frleud you aaentksa after he writes
tm M Orel
For the Worried Woman a Little, Ma
aaged Into the Scalp, Will Be
Found to Have a Magi
Refreshing toilet waters are a raa)
necessity for the woman of dainty
habita and many of theae cosmetic
waters can be prepared at home with
little effort and without great ex
penae. Nothing Is more agreeable
than a spray of cosmetic water after
the tub bath at the close of a tiresome
day. A little aromatic water dabbled
on the face and neck will freshen one
up wonderfully and often will pre
vent the tired drawn look which la
very detrimental to beauty.
The business woman and the pro
fessional woman, whose daylight
hours are spent In office or school or
atudlo, will find it an excellent plan
to keep a bottle of toilet water handy
and two or three tlmea during the
day rub a little over the templea and
on the back of the neck and on the
banda. A little of the fragrant water
massaged Into the acalp will some
times have a magical effect when tbe
head feels heavy and the wlta dull.
Some of the best of tbe purchased
waters are violet, lavender, orange
and elder flower, but tbe mixtures for
home preparation possess a charm
for the woman who likes to be Indi
vidual in her toilet accessories, and
the combination of the different In
gredient brings out aome very dainty
One of the very delightful toilet
waters and one which ia really valu
able for lta tonic effect, is made from
simple garden herba. If these herbs
can be procured in tbe fresh state the
reaulta will be more satisfactory, but
if not. the dried onea will answer.
The formula calls for one ounce of
lavender flowers, three-quarters of
an ounce each of the fresh top of
thyme rosemary, rue, aage and mint;
one dram each of calamus, nutmega.
clovea and cinnamon, all of which
should be bruised; one dram of cam
phor, two ouncea of alcohol and one
quart of atrong white wine vinegar.
Dissolve the camphor In the alcohol,
add to the vinegar and put all tbe
herba and aplcea Into the liquid; let
It stand for ten daya, when It ahould
be strained through filter paper.
1 An excellent violet water can be
made by almply emptying an ounce
bottle of the toilet extract Into a
pint of the best alcohol and ahaking
the mixture till It la well blended. The
aame process, using any other scent
will answer the purpose, and lilac
crabapple and heliotrope are all de
sirable. Heliotrope water la made from one
half pint of orange-flower water, four
drams of coarsely powdered vanilla,
one-half dram essence of ambergrin,
aix drop oil of-bitter almonds and
the aame amount of oil of canala, and
one quart of spirits of wine. Let
stand for ten days, then filter through
the porous paper especially used for
Common cologne water require
one and one-half fluid ouncea of oil
of lavender, one-half ounce oil of
rosemary, one ounce oil of lemon,
twenty drops oil of cinnamon and one
gallon alcohol. Mix weJl and bottle
These are all good formula and
will prove satisfactory no matter
which one la chosen.
Patsy. You will find that many
caaea of baldnesa are due to the fact
that the porea of tbe acalp are filled
with foreign matter which effectually
cloga them and prevents the hair from
pushing through. The hair follicles
may not be destroyed at all, and may
be ready to start a growth of balr
if the clogged condition could be re
moved and the hair given a chance
to grow. Sometimes there are tiny,
and almoat invisible plugs of dead
akin, and when they are removed with
a suitable tonic, the hair grows in a
aeemingly marvelous manner. It la
really very aimple, but la not generally
Madge and Ruth Tbe hands are
rather alow to yield to the Influence
of a building cream, but if you will
uae tbe lilac paste regularly at night
and occasionally soak the hands la
warm olive oil for twenty mlnutee
you can bring back the youthful ap
pearance again and greatly Improve
the texture of the akin a well. Tbe
lilac paste ia prepared especially for
the handa and ia very agreeable to
Jonah Baldnesa la frequently caoa
ed by the pores of the acalp becoming
clogged, and thla not only cauae the
hair to lose It vitality and tall out
but also effectually prevent the new
hair from pushing their way through,
to the surface. A tonic which cleanse
the pore and stimulates the action
of the hair follicles would be likely to
start a health growth of hair, even on
a perfectly bald bead. Tbe root of
the balr are contained la the acalp.
and are alwaya ready to grow new
balr If w will but give nature half
a chance. Oily tonic only aerve to
clog the pore and are not useful aa
Florence The Intense heat uaed la
the drying process I quit likely re
sponsible for tbe condition of your
hair. Tbe hair ahould always be rub
bed gently with soft absorbent towela
and whea dry brushed briskly for a
few minutea Do not Irritate tbe acalp
and do not uae a brush which la toe
(Coprrioat Wl bg Calf vsl IPraaa fjyet