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AS YOU know, this page
has always devoted par-
ticular attention to the
wants and interests of the home
The series of two dollar par
ties which begins to-day iS
planned for the many who can't
afford to entertain friends with
professional musicians or expen
In connection with this series
the columns of the page are
thrown open to all who have
questions to ask about party-giv
ing and kindred subjects.
The readers have a friendly
way, too, of sending in any little
new ideas they may hit upon or
hear of in this particular line.
These paragraphs, born of
actual experience, are immensely
helpful, and I am always glad to:
find space for them.
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DTD you know that it is almost impossible to distinguish between
the handwriting of a woman and that of a man?
It is a curious graphological fact that ehirography reveals
the character but not the sex of the writer.
3?rom a single letter sheet you can tell whether the person whose
writing it is be just or unjust, generous or crabbed, loyal or untrue. You
cannot tell whether it is a man or a woman whose characteristics are dis
The Impression Album- -A New Means of Nature Study
ANEW hobby with girls both here and
abroad Is the floral impression
This la a book gradually filled with
"■prints" of natural (lowers, either of
garden or field, common or rare.
Although a hobby, your impression
volume is far from being a waste of
time. It is a dull girl who does not know
more about flowers by the time she has
completed her book than she did when
alie began it.
The work is really an interesting
method or nature study. The "prints'"
being the outlines of the real blossoms,
preserve accurate details of the form,
veining, foliage, et cetera.
The tooly required to make print pic
tures of llowers, etc., p.ro simple, and
consist of a piece of glass, a. paletta
knife or table knife, sorau printer's ink,
which can be procured at any stationery
store, and a pad made ot a. ball of cotton
lied in a piece of soft silk or satin.
The clbuni itself may be a common
blank book, with every other leaf cut
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Becoming fo <?/;/ (I
in' on'J&e Brim
ONE of the prettiest lingerie
hats of the season can be
copied at home with the aid
of the three pictures given
The frame is a perfectly straight
one, to be bent into any shape be
coming to the wearer.
The underside of the frame is cov
ered with gathered mull. The same
MAN'S OR WOMAN'S—WHICH ?
out In order to make room for the prints,
which are made on pieces of blank un
ruled paper of uniform size, small enough,
to fit in the album and leave a margin
all around the piece inserted, so that
the book when opened may be neat and
Now for the details:
Having all your toole at hand, select
the leaves you wish to print.
These must be free from dust or dew
and perfectly fresh.
First, with your knife, place a small
quantity of printer's ink on the piece of
glass, and smooth it as evenly as possi
ble over the surface. Then press the
pad down lightly, lifting and again
pressing, until the ink is evenly dis
tributed on tlie pud.
Next select the leaf a;id place It face,
or right side, downward. Gn a piece of
folded newspaper. Presa the ink pad
down on the under side of the leaf,
which is now, of course, lying upward,
■repeating the operation until the leaf H
sufficiently covered with ink. Carefully
pte.ee the leaf, inkod side down, on the
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE SUNDAY. JULY ID, 1901
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CONDUCTED BY MARY DAWSON
The Fagoted Hat
material is used for covering the
The circular brim, made of fagoted
bands, costs less than a quarter in
the -way of materials, end is put
over the frame, the opening ia the
centre fitting ever the crown. It i 3
Test the phenomenon by means of the specimens given. Guess and!
have your friends guess as to which are masculine and which ft ainina.;
The answers will be given next week.
The idea could also be used as the basis of a jolly game. For this se-j
cure twelve specimens of masculine and twelve of feminine handwriting. I
These should be cut from old letters which the guessers are not likely to j
recognize, or obtained from a distance. Mount them on slips of card;
board and give each a number. Let each player eruess the sex of thai
writer, putting down his guesses. A prize could be awarded for the best list.;
centre of the piece of paper yoa have
previously cut for the album.
Over this lay a piece of common wrap
ping paper, or any paper that is not too
thick or stiff, and rub the finger gently
all over the covered leaf.
Remove the outside paper, and very
carefully take up the leaf.
You will find then an exact impress of
the natural green leaf, showing every
one of its delicate fibres.
The picture is now ready to be pasted
In the album, which should be done with
a thick paste, touching only the corners.
It is a good plan to write under each
leaf the name of the plant or tree from
which it was taken, with the date and
such facts as you would like to recall.
Very valuable botanical collections can
thus be made.
When printing flowers proceed in the
same manner as with the leaves. Sweet
peas, rosea, daisies, clover, all make
beautiful impressions, which look like
photographs. Grasses of various kinds
also print well.
In making a spray It is best to have a
attached here rmd there to the wire,
but remains loose at the edges.
The bands for this work are now;
to be had ready made in the stores.;
They are joined together by the or
dinary fagoting stitch. The expense
of this brim is less than 25 cents.
White satin ribbon, with white or
pink rose 3, and long strings of mull,
complete the effect.
definite idea of the form you desire it to
take. If possible secure as a copy a nat
ural spray of the kind you wish to print.
Then first print all the leaves in the po
sitions they are to occupy, and connect
them by drawing in the branch with pen
and India ink.
Botanical impressions may be used for
fancy work. „__, «
The printings also make beautiful pat
terns foi outline work, much truer to
nature than those made in any otner
manner, and afford infinite variety ror
borders and corners. Even dresses can
be beautifully ornamented with the im
pressions of leaves, instead of the hana
painting which has Viome into use. vi
course, in the latter case several colors
of printers' ink would have to be usea,
and in this way some beautiful combina
tions can be obtained, .
L.etter paper, too. can be ornamented
with a delicate design print;! from na
Again, the plan may be employed for
decorating uu-rsu ptaee cards, caleiidara,
souvenirs, et cetera-
Secommg fo <7/7j/
This Original Porch Party Can be Given for $2
PLEASE suggest a way to entertain a
dozen' friends on the porch or lawn,
- and please make it very inexpensive.
Letters bringing this kind of request
have been fluttering in to this depart
ment at such a rate during the last
week that it seems high time the wants
Of the summer party-giver were consid
All of the requests were for inexpen
sive frolics, and many writers named
two dollars or two fifty as the amount
to be expended.
A very Joßy party for twelve persons
can be given for the smaller of the sums
Let us put on our thinking caps and
see what we can evolve in the way of
We might choose the Exposition as a
basis for the affair, and send out notes
inviting friends to join in "A Trip to St.
Louis," to start from such and such a
porch at a certain time. Each letter sheet
could have a little pen and ink sketch
suggesting the Fair grounds.or we might
waive formalities and utilize the Exposi
tion postal cards. In view of the appro
priateness.l feel sure everyone will over
]wt»k this breach of epistolary decorum.
Of course, scenic effects are out of
the question for porch or lawn, but we
could tack up here and there amusing
placards suggesting the nature of the
occasion. One of these might read:
TICKETS FOR THE FAIR. RE
DUCED RATES FOR ONE DAY ONT.Y.
Buy a Smashem & Savem Insurance
Policy Before You Start.
Exposition Cough Drops, Five Cents a
Tourists' Guides Sold Here. Everything
You Don't Want to Know About the
It will add to the fun if the hostess
and any young women she may invite as
a receiving party dress in linen dusters,
with deer stalking caps, and carry red
We could arrange one good contest In
keeping with the idea, with the assist
ance of a box of anagram letters.
If the regulation chips themselves are
not at hand,we can fashion fifty of them
from thin cardboard, using the big
black capital letters from newspaper
To play the game we put the anagrams
into a bag, and the hostess draws out
one at a time. When she holds it up the
player whose turn it is must immediate
ly name something that is to be "en
within the gates of the St. Louis rai:.
It may be anything that is at all prob
-1 able in that locality, from savages to
Midway; from camel to building—but it
i must begin with the letter shown.
The player who falls to think of a
name within thirty seconds is banished
from the guessing circle. The man or
girl who longest withstands the test
wins a point toward the final prize.
Another way to play the game is
rather simpler, if a trifle less exciting.
For this we would distribute guests
and allow three minutes in which to
write down the largest number of things
Dereee for IRecttation
FIRST the teacher called the roll,
Clos't to the beginnin',
Set the school a-grinnin'.
Winter time, and stingin' cold
When the session took up—
Cold as we all looked at her,
Though she couldn't look up!
Total stranger to us, too-
Country folks ain't allus
Nigh so shameful unpolite
As some people call us.—
But the honest facts is then.
Addeliney Bower- *
Sox's feelins was so hurt
She cried half an hour!
My dest was acrost from hern;
Set and watched her tryin'
To p'tend she didn't keer,
•And a-kind o' dryin'
Up- her tears with smiles —tel I
Thought, "Well, "Addeliney
Bowersox' is plain, but she's
Purty as a piney!"
It's ben many of a year
Sence that most oncommcn
Cur"ous name o' Bowersox
Struck me as so abomnt-
Nubble and outlandish like;
I changed It to Adde-
I.iney Daubenspeck—aTid that
Nearly killed her daddy!
—James Wbitcorab Riley.
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Go slower, clock.
When babies climb
The mother's lap
When, waving wand 3,
The fairies walk,
And witches scold,
And bears can talk;
And, best of all,
The mother, too>
I 3 telling what
She used to do;
I^o decent clock
Would lift its head,
And say 'twaa time
To go to bed.
to bo seen at the World's Fair. All
nouns given on two or more lists are
erased when It comes to scoring. The
man or girl whose list shows most
nouns not suggested by any other player
wins a point.
For another stirring frolic we may
make seven email pieces of pink card
board and seven of blue. White and
gray, brown and green, or any other
contrasting colors can, of course, be
substituted if closer to the hand.
Write the words St. Louis first over
the pink set, then over the blue, ona
letter to each slip.
The slips we will hide here and there
about the porch, shrubbery, et cetera.
At a gtven signal the men and girls be
gin to hunt. The ladies collect the blue
slips, the gentlemen the pink. The slda
first to collect the whole name "comeJ
out ahead," and Its different members
draw among themselves for the second
point of the game.
For the third bout we could arrange
an original form of observation party.
This is done by heaping a table with
the various articles required by a traval
ex in going to St. Louis. Satchel, books,
umbrella, Baedeker—anything that sug
This table Is arranged behind a low
screen on the porch, the players receiv
ing paper and pencil. The screen is re
moved for about a minute, and immedi
ately replaced. We'll ask the players to
enumerate the different articles display
ed, and will then award a 'point" for
the most complete list.
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The "cavalier," a coming shape 1:1 hats, demanded a new
style of coiffure, and ft> meet this demand the hairdressers have
devised the pretty pne shown.
T* 'M going, Eleanor.
Eleanor Evangeline Briggs,
-■- do you hear me? I'm going
You won't come! Very well, then.
I'll go off and leave you, and the po
liceman will get you.
No, we can't go on the moving
Because we can't. I'm afraid to
death of the thing.
I don't know what it could do* to
us. I'm just afraid.
Your Aunt Eugenia goe3 up on itt
Yes, I suppose she does. Your fa
ther's people were always desperately
progressive and clever about every
Go and see the toys? Why, we
spent almost an hour there this morn
ingl. We saw everything.
Go again? No, there isn't time.
Besides, they've taken the toys all
I don't know who took them, but
anyhow they're all gone. There isn't
Eleanor, don't ask so many ques
tions. How do I know why dolta'
real hair doesn't turn gray when they
Buy some candy? No, you had a
plate of ice cream instead.
You'd rather have the candy ? Yea,
I suppose you would, now you've had
the ice cream. I gave you your
Your Aunt Eugenia gave you candy
and ice cream both. That's just like
her. Your father's people always had
an extravagant strain.
Eleanor Briggs! Aren't you asham
ed to behave so in a public place? A
big girl of five! Everybody is Book
ing at us.
Yes, yes, I suppose I must —any-
thing for peace and quiet. I wish I
had little Betty that liveS next door
for my little girl. She wouldn't be
have this way in public places and
disgrace her mother, I know. . . .
By this time the players will probably
have acquired sightseers' appetites, and
refreshments will be In order.
It will be necessary to go very care
fully here, as there are but two dollars
in the stocking, and out of this we must
allow for the prize.
So many novelties have come out
apropos of the Exposition that It
shouldn't be hard to make an appropri
ate choice for the trophy.
A little bonbonniere in the form of q
traveling satchel or Baedeker with halt
a pound of chocolate may be had for
fifty cents in any shop.
If the gathering is for girls only one
of the undecorated fans now sold in the
chops for ten cents could be decorated
with St. Louis photographs or appro
priate designs in water color.
Or anyone skilled in pyrograpliy cxtn
pyrograph a little wooden stamp box
and offer it filled with Exposition
stamps. Or a fifty-cent copy of some
worth-while book may be offered, with
the explanation that it is to be read
There are any number of bright ideas
and novelties that come within the fifty
Paying fifty cents for our prize, we
have $1.50 remaining for the refresh
What shall these be?
Since there is little to spend, I would
suggest substituting lemonade or ice<t
coffee or iced tea for ice cream, and of
fering with these some dainty tongue
sandwiches, cakes and salted almonds.
The latter must be prepared at home, as
they are far from economical In the
shops. 11. D.