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J rl For Hie Hair.
Lnrge n Ml beautiful Jeweled pins and
comb arc used to give the twists of
low coiffures a natural appearance of
passing through them, mid an empire
wreath of flowers, or knot of hair o'i
tlic r.-.'tk, so;.:eMiiie finish, d off with
loops of velvet or a fiw drooping
flowers. Stiff Ihiwh of pearls or dia
monds are also being Introduced again,
the hair being luiilt up Into the quaint
style of the Restoration period.
Mothrri Who Are IUIikI.
A mother's blindness Is proverbial.
Of course, we nil know It In lu refer
ence to her want of percept Mu In
regard to her children's faults that the
nayln.!,' has arisen, but her blindness
Is evinced lu many other ways as well
An Instance In point Is the incompre
hensible obtuseness which some over
proud parent frequently displays In
quoting remarks made by her Hons and
daughters speech s that she repeats
with evident pride In their perspicuity
and quiek-wittedness, but which not
only do nut Impress the hearer In the
way she Intends, but actually present
her beloved off-spring In a distinctly
unfavorable light. Disagreeable quall-
ties.which she would be the first to de
tect and criticise In others, when shown
by her own children she actually con
verts by the alchemy of maternal par
tiality into attributes that she deems
desirable, and proudly repeats their
egotistical or uncharitable speeches,
quite unconscious of the effect of her
garrulity on her public. "Deliver me
from my friends" Is a will known
proverb which might often be trans
posed into "Deliver me from mv
mother." New York Tribune.
Her Work In Making Money.
In the big factory In Washington
where the Government's paper. money-
is printed, there are some very skilful
women, who receive only small pav
This is notably true of those who in
spect and count the sheets of bills as
they come from the presses. Every
sheet contain four bills, each of which
must be perfect. If there is ever so
small a spot or flaw in the printing:
the bill is rejected. These women
have to be experts who have served
in all the capactties, from printer's
assistant up, until they can detect in
an instant a flaw which would not be
seen by the untrained eye. They in
spect and count 16,000 sheets of bills
a day, and their compensation Is ?GG0
a year; they have to pass rigid exam
inations before they can get into the
service at all.
. Persons who suffer from the heat in
summer should be comforted whenever
they lick a postage-stamp, for the girls
who put the sticking material upon
that stamp are in a much warmer
place. During the average warm day
in Washington, the thermometer stands
at 110 degrees in the big room where
the Government's stamps are coated
with glue. The sheets of stamps are
run through long boxes filled with very
hot air, in order to dry them thor
(Highly; and these heated boxes raise
the temperature of the room, in spite
af open windows and many electric
tans. New York Tost.
A Secret of Youth.
A scientific contemporary has been
discussing why women, as they ad
vance in years, grow plainer than
men, and why marriage so frequently
destroys their good looks, says the
Lady's Pictorial. With this very ques
tion Mr. Max O'Rell also deals in his
latest book, and it encourages the hope
that a woman may retain her youth
ful appearance longer, and thus gain
another point giving her further equal
ity with man, to find that both the
scientific and the philosophic writers
agree on the point that careful atten
tion to the personal appearance and
the temper may do much to preserve
youth and beauty. Mr. Max O'Rell
bluntly says that discreet and judicious
coquetry will keep a woman absolute
ly beautiful and young till fifty. After
that we must mercifully draw the veil.
Our scientific mentor soberly advises
plenty of open-air exercise, careful at
tention to the toilette and diet and
the cultivation of amiability. A sense
of humor largely helps the retention
of youth, and might have saved Faust
a lot of trouble had he possessed it.
But, unhappily, amiability and a sense
of humor are alike difficult to culti
vate; indeed, they are wholly beyond
the reach of a large majority; on the
whole, therefore, it is safer to rely on
attention to personal appearance.
Nowadays it is made so easy for wom
en to make themselves attractive that
there is no excuse for looking older.
if. indeed, as old as one's age. The
asfute French philosopher counsels
woman to be careful about her hair;
our grave scientific contemporary eng
gests that a lady's toilette should
Efver be hurried. And to this sage
advice may be added a third counsel
which is to cultivate a distinct style
A Tilv Luncheon.
As I have said, my daughter's fa-
rcrite flower Is the daisy, o I bad
made th! n daisy luncheon. When the
iosti'ss and her guest entered the
dining room they Mood Mill a moment
In rapt pleasure at the night of the
table. On the white table-cloth was a
entre piece made of tNsuc pap'T
In isles of large size resting on yellow
China silk. The flowers were cart fully
manufactured at home, but tiny looked
charming in n circle around a low tin
pan In which seemed to be growing a
miniature field of real daisies. From
the pan went ends of narrow yellow
and white ribbon alternately to each
cover, ending under a menu made of
cardboard, -which Mood upright by
means of n jwdefital glued on behind.
The menu was cut to represent a
daisy, and colored accordingly. On
each petal was written the name of a
course, in gold. Resting on the nap
kin on the place-plate nt every cover
was a favor a box In the shape of a
daisy filled with layers of chocolate.
each layer being a perfect daisy. The
little dishes for candy on the table
stood In tissue-paper daisies. The salt
and pepper boxes were in smaller pa
per daisies, nnd from overhead, sus
pended from n chandelier, was a huge
daisy made of paper with suspicious
looking petals. Ribbons fell from the
petals Just above the heads of the
children, and the whole affair was
conducive to much wondering and
many speculations. Harper's Bazar.
Massos, Sweden, has a woman's fire
department, 150 6trong.
Women are to be employed to work
the signals on the Southern Railway
In accordance with an old Russian
custom, the Empress Alix is at work
on some gold embroideries which are
to be presented to churches and mon
asteries. Miss Helen M. Gould has added to
the long list of her benefactions with
a gift of $40,000 to Mount Holyoke
College. The money will be used to
endow a chair of Biblical literature in
memory of Miss Gould's mother.
Mrs. Jane Shirkle, of Clinton, near
Terre Haute, Ind., Is perhaps the only
woman coal operator in the United
States. One hundred and fifty men are
on her pay roll. Two eons are in her
employ on salary. Mrs. Shirkle knows
every foot of the entries in the mine.
There are only two women In Amer
ica who can operate the big Tanhards.
Mrs. T. A. Grlffen, wife of the Chicago
millionaire, is one, and Miss Thomas,
daughter of General Samuel Thomas,
the other. These women are equally
proficient over country and city roads.
Mrs. Kendall tells an amusing story
of her first appearance on the stage.
It was in 1832, at the Marylebone
Theatre, that she made her debut in
the part of a blind child. To a child
of three the experience was somewhat
bewildering, and when she came into
the glare of the footlights she opened
her eyes wide and, seeing her nurse
In the foremost row of seats, exclaimed
delightfully, "Oh, nursey, dear, look at
my new pretty shoes!"
India linen is ideal wear for sultry
Strapped Irish lace collars have great
White mohair walking suits are truly
Tiny, linen-covered moles adorn linen
High-low necks are square, as well
French dots are the most delicate
Appliques of every conceivable ma
terial are noted.
Flat rosettes work out some clever
Pale-blue light-weight broadcloth is
lovely for cool day drives.
On many sheer dresses there are
sashes instead of coat-tails.
A touch of black still distinguishes
many of the smartest costumes.
Linen dresses in delicate green are
delights to the eye in summer.
Stltchlngs and strappings are mixed
up with more perishable ornamenta
tion. Embroidery is indeed very modish,
especially the English and the Bul
garian. Foulards are delightfully . tool. So
are the vollee If the lining be of th?
lightest of taffetas.
Some lace Insets on satin liberty
dresses have centres of panne a shade
deeper than the liberty.
Nainsook and batiste are in the
same class. Embroidery medallions
trim them well. So do the squares,
wreaths and circles.
. There are tassels of silk, wool and
thread. Some of them dangle from
silken sheaths which are a cross be
tween scant petticoats and Turkish
New York City.-Blight red albatross
Is used for the dress with ecru lice
tiinintlng, which is shown In the small
illustration. When preparing for n
A GIRL S DRESS.
trip to mountain or seashore It is well
to provide one or two thin woolen
dresses for cool days, and albatross is
one of the most desirable fabrics for
The waist Is made over a fitted body
lining thnt closes In the back, and Is
faced with lace to a pointed yoke depth
in front. The full front Is gathered
and arranged to outline the yoke, a
plain effect being maintained near the
The back is closed with small gold
buttons and the waist forms a stylish
blouse over the black velvet belt. A
plain lace collar completes the neck.
The bishop sleeves fit the upper arm
?losely and are finished with narrow
The skirt is made in one piece and
gathered at the upper edge. It is
arranged on the body lining and closes
n the back. Clusters of three tucks
it the top of the hem and also about
half way up the skirt provide a new
and smart finish for a plain full skirt.
Attractive little dresses in this mode
may be made of cashmere, challie,
serge, French flannel or nun's veiling,
with contrasting material for yoke and
other trimmings. It is also appropriate
for lawn, dimity, cotton, cheviot or
gingham. Tucked lawn or all-over
embroidery may be used for the yoke.
To make the dress for a girl eight
years will require three and three
quarter yards of twenty-seveu-inch
material with one-quarter yard of, all
Mime' Five Gored Skirt.
Costumes made of heary wash fab
rics are called "tub dresses" and well
deserve their name, as thoy look just as
smart after-many trips to the laundry
as thev do when first made. Linens
are unite elaborately embroidered in
mercerized cottons that have a beauti
ful gloss, and this kind of decoration
is very attractive.
The skirt shown in the large illus
tration forms part of a tub dress. It h
made of pale pink linen embroidered
in dark red. The polka dots are very-
large at the hem of each -flounce and
grow smaller toward the top.
The skirt is shaped with narrow
front and side gores and wide backs
that are fitted smoothly around the
waist and over the hips without darts
The fulness of the centre back is ar
ranged in an underlying pleat at each
side of the dosing. The pleats are flat
ly pressed and present a perfectly
plain appearance. The flounces are
of circular shaping and slightly full at
the top, where they are gathered and
urra.isycd o:i th ' skirt. They are na;--
f l T" f t if IJr
A SKIRT WITH GRADUATED FLOUNCES.
row In front and graduate to a ."fsid
crable depth at the back, flaring smart
ly around the bottom. This abrupt
flare, produced by the flounces, Is seen
In almost all the new skirts of the
season. A band of lace finishes the
Tht mode may be stylishly developed
In any lightweight doth, tafTetu. foul
ard, peau de crepe, organdie, lawn or
swlss with lace or ribbon ruchings for
To make the skirt for a miss four
teen years will require thnv and three
quarter yards of forty-four-lnch ma
terial. New KveiiinK Hleeve.
Very picturesque are the eveniug
gown sleeves, some of which are mere
ly tl.'ep pleat lugs of lace or chiffon.
hanging from the shoulders to the el
bows ami open at the top of the arm.
This sort of sleeve necessitates long
Very quaint and picturesque are thc
sleeves worn in the now silk coat?
that are so fashionable at present. The
coats themselves are quite plain, but
all the art and ingenuity of the mo
diste is expended on the sleeves. The
Illustration shows three stylish, arm
No. 1 is a bell sleeve developed in
black moire. It is shaped with upper
and under portions and conforms to
the outline of the arm from shoulder
to elbow. At that point it commences
to flare, and at the hand forms a wide
bell. A stitched band of moire finishes
tlie lower edge and a fall of white lace
fills the bell.
No. 2 is made of black taffeta with
white peau de soie cuffs. It is shaped
with inside seam only and fitted closely
to the upper arm. Deep tucks are
stitched flatly from shoulder to elbow.
At that point the fulness forms a large
puff that is adjusted on a fitted cuff
over which it droops gracefully. The
cuff is trimmed with narrow strips of
No. .'J is developed in white peau de
soie with black velvet trimmings. It is
adjusted with an inside seam and fitted
closely to the arm with box pleats.
These are stitched below the elbow
but flare widely at the lower edge,
where they are finished with narrow
velvet ribbon. A broader band is ar
ranged around the elbow and fastened
with a silver buckle.
To make the sleeves Avill require two
yards of twenty-one-inch material for
No. 1 design, two and one-eighth yards
for No. 2 design, with one-eighth yard
of contrasting material for the cuff,
and two and one-half yards fur No. 3
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Know U'h of (iric.u'n ui!ilul throb,
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And luk to our regular jolm
1hi Worl.l Hi - Find It.
1'ud.l--'Tliis Is a hard world."
Dudd "And yet everybody Is looking
for soft places In it."- Boston Trau
script. A (ieoKTiiph jr Lemon.
"Papa, what Is a marriage in higl
"Two vacant hearts entirely sur
rounded by cash." Life.
"Remember, my man, that 'stone
walls do not a prison make, nor iron
bars a cage.' "
"Well, all I gotter say is dat dis is
i pirrty good imertation." New York
For No Living Man.
Examining Counsel "What do you
do for a living?"
"Don't do a'nything for a living soul;
I'm an undertaker." Boston Tran
script. Facing; the Music.
Materfamilias "And the girls all
need gowns and hats; and I "
Paterfamillas-"A11 right! Get the
budget in shape and let us see what it
"She says she would like to get away
somewhere where she would have time
to think." ,
"Well, I always feared she wasn't
cut out for a society girl." Life.
"Do you think he would be a success
in politics?" iv
"Yes, indeed. Why, he has thor
Dughly mastered the knack of looking
interested when he is being bored."
New York News.
"I suppose you set a good table?"
remarked the man who was looking
"Well," replied the landlady, "three
of my boarders are laid up with the
gout." Chicago News.
A Word of AY amine.
"What do j'ou think about that man's
boastful assertion that his word is as
good as his bond?"
"I regard it as a very obliging warn
ing to anybody who might be thinking1
3f taking his bond." Washington Star.
Sympathy Her Strong Point.
Mrs. Call "How do you like your
new servant girl?"
Mrs. Hirem Offen "Well, she's very
Mrs. Call-'Ts she?" 1
Mrs. Hiram Offen "Yes, every time
I complain of a headache she declares
she has one, too."
"That millionaire's automobile costs
him at least ten thousand dollars a
"I can't figure it."
"He's one of these people whose time
is worth ten dollars a minute. I'm
counting in the time he spends fixing
it." Washington Star.
A Spoilt Story.
Brown (in the middle of tall shooting:
story) "Hardly had I taken aim at
the lion on my right, when I heard a
rustle In the jungle grass, and per
ceived an enormous tiger approaching
on my left. I now found myself oa
the horns of a dilemma!"
Interested Little Boy "Oh.
A (iouil Imitation.
which did you shoot first the lion
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