HER BUSINESS HEAD
Pretty Utility Dress of Cloth
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Girls to Make and Do
Fletcher May Have Had, It
All Right, But
Anyway, Her Scheme for Replenishing
tht Family Exchequer by to
Means Made a Hit With Hcrf
Lord and Master.
When Mrs. Fletcher went around to)
the cat and dog boarding house to en-r
gage accommodations for Jerry nmlf
McGlnty for two months, she becamei
OUT of the conglomeration of styles
which the beginning of winter
ushered in, many aro passing and a
few are to remain for spring. Here
Is a pretty .rind rather plain cloth
gown for present wear, which may be
copied in taffeta silk, figured or plain
voile (or both). In whlto embroidered
fabrics In fact, In any of (he beauti
ful summer materials. It will" be found
strictly up to date when the time
comes for wearing It
A very pretty development of it
shows a plain skirt, quite full enough
to step in at the normal stride, with
the hip drapery made of figured voile
having a white ground with colored
flowers. The bodice is made of this
voile combined with shadow lace.
There- Is a girdle of leaf green messa
Hne ribbon ahd a sash which extends
about the figure under the drapery
and ties In a bow (at the right side)
with short hanging ends. These pret
ty voiles sell at a very reasonable
price in the neighborhood of forty
cents a yard and make up into as
elegant looking dresses as those that
, cost four or five times as muph.
We are to have a spring and sum
mer season with everything flower
decked. Small flowers on hats,
TO ADORN THE
IT IS a delight to make the pretty lit
tle bonnets and caps which small
daughters and little sisters look so
adorably sweet in, and it is by no
means difficult. ,
Here Is ono made of chiffon taffeta
silk, with plaited ruffles of moussel
lelne and lace. The puffed crown is
simply a circle of silk about eighteen
Inches in diameter, with rows of
shirring at the edge. This is sewed
to a narrow covered head band or
bandeau, bound with pin, shirring
Underneath the band the ruffles are
placed after being gathered Into ample
fullness. The knife plaiting may be
made of the same silk as the crown
qj-?-ty : v.", ?ws
and need not be hemmed at the edge.
It is poised urider the lace.
By way of trimming, a narrow rib
bon ruchlng is placed about the crown
and a rosette of baby ribbon with
hanging ends Is placed at tho side.
Ties of ribbon about three Inches
wide complete this pretty piece of
Bonnets of this kind are made up
In all the colors that children wear,
and are very" practical for almost
every season of tho year. Tiny
coquets of fruit blossoms, little June
roses, forget-me-nots, and little daisies
are added. Flowers and ribbons are
of all things the best for children's
When made of tho darker colors, as
brown or tan, with white or cream
laco ruffles, bonnets of this kind are
The dainty tints are not yery suc
cessfully cleaned and therefore such
millinery is tor wear on dress-up
' There is more youthfulrioss In the
style of hair dressing tble season, and
ia number of chic women have discard
ed aigrettes and paradise plumes for
The most novel decorations for Re
dresses with sprays or single blossom
of small flowers, flowered ribbon gir
dles and vests, parasols with millinery
flowers added for adornment, or with
flowers printed in the coverings. A
little study of the styles will betray
the tendency to tho quaint old-fashioned
ideas in which flowers were the
paramount means of expression in us
ing color. Nothing prettier has ever
been thought out.
The little gown pictured Is not at
all difficult to make. It is an "easy
going" fit but must be draped and
hung correctly. Almost any pattern
house can provide a paper pattern
for guidance in cutting this dress.
More material is required this season
than for the paBt two.
Flounces and hip' draperies are to
the fore, but it is not likely that we
shall go to extremes in the matter of
growing fond of voluminous skirts.
The narrow band of fur which fin
ishes the bodice on the gown pictured
can bo omitted for spring or summer
wear. But it the gown is made for
wear in southern winter resorts this
narf6w border of fur appears on the
sheerest of materials as lace, net and
JULIA BOTTOM LEY.
ater wear is an artistic plaque In, ori
ental stones fixed to the back of the
head. Beads, in harmonizing color,
fall from tho hair and encircle tho
. A line of colored stones round the
head, finishing at the back with wide
tulle bow has been worn at the re
cent premieres of the' Paris thea
ters. Younger Parisian society women
are not wearing so much in the hair
as English society girls. They con
sider It more -youthful to allow the
hair to be dressed very simply and not,
an over-abundance of decoration.
Young debutantes and the "jeunes
fllles du monde" are wearing small
silk flower wreaths or diminutive em
pire couronnes of tiny roses through
which the hair is passed en bandeau,
enveloping the head.
New Materials for Toilet Articles.
If you must be abreast of tho times
throw away or give away the toilet
articles In silver, ivory or celluloid
which have been your faithful friends
for years, and get everything new In
art glass, which comes in the most
alluring tints of cream, rose, mauvo
and green and in classically severe de
signs. The Uttlo boxes for powder,
rouge and soap have squaro bottoms
like the base of a Corinthian pillar
and ponvox covers like the dome of
the Madeleine, while the clock cases,
pin trays and mirror backs are equal
ly plain and ponderous. If you don't
care for toilet articles in glass, even
of the most artistic sort, you may
turn toward those In alabaster, or
what looks like alabaster. These
come In Bhapes similar to tho articles.
in glass, but are pure white and prom
ise to bo more durable.
Powder Puffs for the Purse.
Little crocheted powder, puffs are,
the latest novelty for the purse. They
can easily be made at home.
Crochet two circular pieces about
the size of a silver dollar out of mer
cerized cbtton of any shade desired.
Carefully sew them together, leaving
small openings, through which to pour
In the powder. Fill the bag full with
the powder, so that It will sift through
easily when patted gently on the face.
Then make a pretty edge around the
circular piece by crocheting a few
rows of plain chain stitch, each added
row to be caught Into the middle of
the preceding ono, which gives a sort
of ruffle effect An opening "can safe
ly be made by cutting a stitch pr two
when It is necessary to refill the puff.
Aid to the Stout.
Three-flounced skirts rather help
the stout woman, the upper flounco
disguising her embonpoint The, three
are generally of the same depth, but
vary In fullness. To be largo around
the hips, small at the knees, is one
desideratum in, the aspect of the
Black velvet beauty spots, cut in
disks, tig and little, in triangles and
In various odd designs, aro sold by
the box. The reverse side is' covered
with a guraltka substance which fas
tens the velyet securely to the skin
when it Is slightly moistened.
By A. NEELY HALL. I
A PORTABLE WRITING DESK.
Every boy needs a , writing desk,
and the plans below show an entirely
new idea for a desk. It has no legs,
but Is made to stand upon a table.
The front drops down to write upon,
just like a drop-leaf of any desk.
When tho front is closed and hooked,
the desk Is In a compact form, and It
may be lifted from the table by
means of tho handle attached to tho
top and stood in some out of tho way
corner until wanted for use again.
A grocery box, together with Its
cover or some additional box boards,
is needed for working material. The
box shown In the Illustrations Is one
In which cans of preserved fruit had
been packed, and It measures 21
Inches long, 13 inches wide and 7
Inches deep. ' Very likely you can get
a box of approximately tho same di
mensions by going to your grocer.
Pick out as perfect a box as you can
find. The fewer cracks, knots and
Joints that thero arc in the boards,
the less puttying yod will have to do
After renalllng nny boards that
may be loose, cut tho board A of a
length equal to tho Inside length of
the box, and of a width equal to the
inside depth of the box (Fig. 4), and
the piece B of equal width and 21,.
inches high. Fasten piece B across
the center of board A, with nails driv
en through A Into tho edge of B. Then
fasten the nailed together pieces In
the upper part of the box, as, shown
In Fig. 3, to form pigeon-holes. Nail
through the ends of the' box into the
ends of board A, and down through
the top into the edge of board B, to
hold the pieces In place.
Strip C (Fig. 6) forms the front to
a rack for stationery and loose papers
(Figs. 2 and 3), and has four screw
hooks screwed into It (Fig. 5) for pen
and pencil .racks. Cut this strip of a
length equal to the Inside length of
the box, and about 2 inches wide, and
fasten it between the ends of the box,
about 1 inch out from the box bot
tom, by driving nails through the box
ends into its ends.
The box-cover boards should be
fastened together with two strips
placed across them near the ends as
shown In Fig. 1, for the front drop-
THe-Pdrtable Vriting-Desk CL03ED
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leaf. Either nail or screw these cross
pieces to the boards using nails or
screws short enough so they will not
go all tho way through tho two thick
nesses of wood. Hinge the drop-leaf
to tho inside- of tho desk bottom with
a pair of 2-inch hinges, as shown In
Fig. 2. Fasten a small hook to each
end of the desk, and screw a small
screw-eyo Into each end of the drop
leaf In the proper position for it to
hook into, as a means for hooking the
drop-leaf when closed. A pair of very
small hook-and-eyes can be bought at
the hardware store for a few cents.
A parcel handle will make a satis
factory handle for carrying the desk
by (Fig. 7).
It would not be safe to keep an Ink
bottle in your portable desk without
fastening it There would be too
many chances of upsetting It. A good
way of securing It is that shown In
Fig. 6. Get a long, heavy rubber
band, or a piece of elastic, and tack
Us ends to tho Inside of ono desk
end, as indicated in Fig. 3,, This will
form a pockot lno which; the bottle
may bo slipped- with safety, as the
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A, Ncely Hall)
By DOROTHY, PERKINS.
A DANCING DOLL.
The little dancing doll In the Illus
tration will dance as gracefully as a
fairy and keep perfect time to z-7
music you may furnish. All the ma
terials required to. make It are a piece
of thin white cardboard, a coarBO
thread and needle, somo pink water
color paint or a pink crayon pencil,
four broom straws, and a piece of
Tho first thing to do Is to prepare
the different parts of ..tho doll, and as
these are shown natural size In Figs.
4, 5, C and 7, they can be cut right
out of this page. Only one arm and
ono leg is shown, however, and you
will have- to use these parts as pat
terns for marking out' the second arm
and leg. Paste tho paper parts Upon
lightweight cardboard to give them
stiffness. To fasten tho parts togeth
er, pierce holes through them with a
pencil point or a hat-pin, at the points
A, B and C (Figs. 4, 6, C and 7), and
join the correspondingly lettered holes
with thread, tying a knot on each end
of each thread enough larger than
the holes to keep the parts from slip
ping off. Figure SiBhows the doll
assembled complete.? Tho circular
piece with tho center cut out of it,
shown in Fig. 3, fits down over the
doll's body, resting upon Its hips, as
shown in Fig. 2. It is. cut through on
ono side to make it easier to slip it
over the doll's body. This piece forms
tho top of the standard which sup
ports the doll while dancing. Pierce
four holes through It, near the outer
edge, and .at equal distances apart;
Insert a broom straw In each hole,
bend over tho top, andgluo It to tho
cardboard so it will not slip out. Cut
off tho lower ends of tho straws so
they will extend just a trlflo below
tho doll's fpet w,hen the doll Is stood
upon its broomstraw standard.
To dress the doll, - cut a strip of
tlBsue-paper three and ono-half Inches
wide and 26 inches long, pleat or gath
er it and sew it around the doll's
waist for a skirt Then' make a waist
out of the same material and sew It
in placo. Cut a pretty head of the
right size from a magazine; and paste
it to the doll's head.
When the doll Is finished, place her
on a pleco of cardboard with the end
of the cardboard extending over the
edge of the table, tap-the cardboard
with your fingers, and-you will bo de
lighted upon discovering how grace
fully she can dance.
The dolls should not bo madp to
look alike, for the doll's party, but as
different as possible. ' This will be
quite easy to do. A variety of pretty
beads will be found by a careful
search among fashion' pictures and
magazine illustrations, and with tissue-papers
or different colors to
work with, there will be no limit tc
the number of styles of pretty partj
dresses" that you will tie able to de
vise, TJssue-paper doll dressing it
fun, and just tho right kind of fun to;
an afternoon when theweather Is to
disagreeable tor you to play outdoors
nn HE strident blasts of automo-1
Iblle horns and the buzz of six
cylinder engines will soon be
heard In the heart of Bolivia.
If the concession sought by
Leroy S, Cutting of Darlington, W1b.,
Is granted by the Bolivian government,
whose attitude bo far has been favor
able. An automobile stage line for pas
sengers and freight over 90 miles of
road now traveled only by plodding In
dians and balky mules Is the Idea of
Mr. Cutting. This would bring the
produce of the Interior city of Sorata
to La Paz, a railroad terminus and the
chief commercial city of tho country.
From there it must be taken by train
to Chile, Peru, Brazil or the Argeu
tine. Mr. Cutting was at the Hotel Astor
the other day on his way home after
two years in Bolivia, according to the
New York Times. There he had found,
he said, such modernities as street
cars, sewers and electric lights In La
Paz and a few other cities, but the
great majority of the population
three-quarters Indian and one-quarter
Spanish by descent knew nothing of
these things. Yet the country has
'vast possibilities for development, but
with tho present poor transportation
facilities Is unable to throw Us pro
duce into the markets of the world.
Sought Gold in Bolivia.
"I first went to Bolivia," said Mr.
Cutting, "lured by stories of an El
Dorado. I had been told that gold
could be picked up by the bucketful
In the Interior, and I set out with two
companions to And it. For three week3
we journeyed to the last low range of
hills before the Amazon basin; we
traveled on muleback, by foot and in
reed canoes on the rivers, but we
found no gold."
His two companions turned back,
but Mr. Cutting went on alone, carry
ing only his rifle and a few cartridges,
through a country of savages into
which no whlto man had ever pene
trated. He came out alive and well,
but only after he had passed through
many dangers and hardships.
"My first thrilling experience," said
Mr. Cutting, "was shooting tho Iietama
rapids in the Tipuanl river. I was In
a small boat with a crew of balseros or
native boatmen, and 15 minutes before
I could see the rapids I heard their
roar. I noticed the tense attitude of
tho balseros tho eyes of the stern
pilot studying the water and tho si
lence of all.
"Then, as the stem of tho boat
touched tho edge of the rapids, came
the quick, fierce orders of the stern
pilot to the bow pilot, and In a mo
ment we were in tho center of the
maolstrom. There were more sharp
commands, a misunderstanding of or
ders, powerful strokes of pilots and
balseros just in time to save us from
being dashed upon Immense rocks
and we were once more in quiet water.
Only seconds elapsed as we passed the
danger point, but every Indian gave a
joyous shout as we reached safety and
all of us felt as it we had faced death
In shooting the river rapids, Mr. Cut
ting said, the Indians let the boat fly
forward in the grip of the current
straight at the rocks rising sheer from
Legal Definition of Picture.
The legal definition of a picture with
in the meaning of the New York stat
ute prohibiting the use of a person's
picture by othora for business pur
poses without his permission is laid
down in the opinion of the court of ap
peals in the suit of John R. Binns
against the Vltagraph Company of
America, in which a judgment for
Blnns was affirmed. The defendant
contended that It didn't use the pic
ture of Blnne, and on this point the
"A picture within the meaning of
tho statute is not necessarily a photo
graph of the living person,' but includes
iny representation of such person. The
picture represented by the defendant
to bo a true picture of the plaintiff
ind exhibited to the public as such
was Intended to be, and it was, a rep
resentation ' of the plaintiff. The de
'endant Is In no position to say that
.he picture does not represent the
plaintiff or that it was an actual pic
,uro of a person made up to look llkn
ind impersonate tho plaintiff," New
tho water, and then, just as a crash
was imminent, with powerful strokes
of their oars sharply turned the boat
at a right angle.
"I suppose It's the only way to get
by safely," Mr. Cutting said, "but, be
lieve me. It Is full of thrills at first.
The first time I shot the rapids in Bo
livia I absolutely gave up all hope.
"But we went through so many
rapids that at last I could sit In the
boat smoking a pipe and scarcely feel
Mr. Cutting began his journey into
the wilds of Bolivia by floating down
the Madldl river alone on a balsa or
small raft made of seven cabbage wood
logs from four to six Inches in di
ameter. The river had never been,
traveled by a white man before and,
narrating his experiences, Mr. Cutting
"I camped one night on a sandbar
and was awakened early in the morn
ing by a terrific noise In the woods. A
tapir, which had come to the river for
a drink, was frightened by ray fire and
was running away. When anything
frightens these animals they run In a
, Btralght line at a tremendous speed
and pay no attention to small trees or
brushwood, k The noise they make
breaking off branches and tearing up
trees is simply Indescribable. Their
skin is at least a quarter of an inch
thick and nothing seems to Injure
Of the uncivilized Indians in the In
terior Mr. Cutting said:
"They count only to six and then
add one for each thing In excess of
that number. For example, seven
beads they will speak of as 'six and
one.' Thirteen would be two sixes and
one. They sleep In the sand wlthcrot
any covering, build houses woven from
palm leaves that are mosquito proof
and wear no clothes except on special
occasions. They bury their dead,
adorned with feathers, on the sand
bars In the rivers.
Natives See a White Man.
"They take names for themselves
from trees, fruits, animals and other
things of nature, and their vocabulary
Is very limited. They use very fow
words in conversation, but make them
selves understood to each other by
gestures and motions of their eyes,
mouths, hands and feet. I was treated
very well by them. They called me
'papa' and wanted to feed me on cane
and ripe bananas, their delicacies, all
the time. They seemed to think I was
some sort of superman, for they had
never seen a white man before."
Mr. Cutting saw "chlcha," the na
tional beverage of the country. In all
stages of manufacture.
"It Is made from corn," said Mr.
Cutting, "by a process not pleasant to
think of, but It is very palatable, with
a sharp taste not unlike sweet cider.
In making it the Indians take corn
meal, previously ground between
etones, and chew as much as their
mouths will hold for 15 or 20 minutes.
After a bowlful has been ejected from
their mouths they add water and allow
the substance to ferment, after which
it is boiled for several hours and al
lowed to ferment again. It requires
eight days to make the drink and
when it is finished it is very strong."
Answering the question, "Will you
please explain how a person Is lifted
by four persons placing their Index
fingers under his shoulders and legs
by means of Blight lifting force at
time of inhaling a long breath by each
person and by the person about to bo
lifted?" Edgar Lucien Larkln in the
New York American says:
"I have been asked this question
many times. If a person actually has
been lifted and those doing the lifting
think that the 'law of gravity is par
tially suspended' then the lifters are
under self hallucination or auto sug
gestion In so far as their Impression
of lifting la concerned. They act
ually lift far more than they think,
but they will not admit this, as they
are partly self hallucinated in tho be
lief that the body of tho person will
rise. And if they really succeed in
lifting the man two Inches they think
It la a foot Auto hallucination la e
remarkable mentologlcal phenomenon
and is now being studied by menallsti
here and In Euros, with, minute can
very confidential with the manager.
"I may as well tell you In thj no-i
ginning," she said, "'that wo are, lnj
straitened circumstances at present")
"1 am sorry," ho said, "but I capnotl
make a reduction In my, terms on ac
count of financial disability."
"O. 1 don't want you to do that,'1
exclaimed Mrs. Fletcher. "I merely'
mentioned It so as to Induce you toi
assist me In earning a little money"
that will go toward paying Jorry'w
and McGlnty's expenses. I have a
scheme, and If you will only help me
a little 1 am sure it will work out
beautifully. I was telling Mr. Fletcher
last night that 1 am certain I have a
great gift for money-making. I have
never had a chance to provo my abiU
lty, but I am sure I've got it. .
"However, ho cannot prevent mo
from turning an extra penny in house
hold affairs that are beyond his Juris
diction, and If I want to turn Jerry
and McGinty to account and mako
them earn.thelr own board, I am suro
it is no concern of his, now is It?"
Mrs Fletcher looked at the manager
"Well, no, I suppose not." he re
plied, In doubtful confirmation of her
opinion. "But I don't see how you ex
pect to manage it. What trade, may
I ask, have Jerry and McGlnty been
brought up to?"
"0, of course, they have no real
trade," she explained. "I Intend to
turn them Into artists' models."
"But " began the manager.
"Of course you do that sort of
thing," she broke In Impatiently. "I
know all about. It. Why, half the ani
mal painters and photographers In
town get their models from cat and
dog boarding houses. Since theso
places happen to be the supply depots
for models, there Is no reason why
Jerry and McGinty should not be rent
ed out as well as the other animals.
"You have none In stock, I am quite
certain, that can touch them In form
and pedigree. Now, what I want to
do is to work up a trade among the
nrttsts. I think I shall have to let you
do that. You know "better than I how
to go about such things, However, I
would suggest that it might be well
to advertise Jerry and 'McGlnty.
Send out circulars to all artists in the
habit of renting models, and If It" la
necessary you may even put an oc- '
casional line In the newspapers."
The manager was diplomatic. He
did not express complete confidence
in Mrs. Fletcher's plan for Increasing
the family exchequer, but at tho same
time he was careful not to denounce
it as wholly Impracticable.
The next day Jerry and McGinty
became guests at his establishment
During the next, two months Mrs.
Fletcher traveled far from home, and
her' communication with the boarding
house was disconnected. Last week
she returned. Her first thought, after
greeting Mr. Fletcher, was of Jerry,
"Have you seen the little darlings
lately?" she asked.
"No." said Fletcher, "I haven't, but
I shall make It a point to Bee them
tomorrow. I got a letter from tho
boss of that concern today that com
pletely floors me. I can't make out
what on earth the fellow Is driving
"I think," she said, "that I may be
able to Eet matters straight I mado
a bargain with the man the day be
fore I went away. That will probably
explain what seems to mystify yon.",
Mrs. Fletcher read the communica
tion through three times before speak-
ing. Then she said, "Dear mo." Pres-:
ently she road tho bill aloud.
To board of one dog and cat for
two months $30.00
To cash expenditure for newspa
per advertising G.50 '
To cash expenditure for type
To cash expenditure for printing
To cash expenditure for mis
cellaneous clerical work 5.00 V'
Money earned by cat and dog
by posing as artists' models..? 2.00
Balance due $47,50
When Mrs. Fletcher came to sho
told Fletcher all about her little plan
to help him along.
"That man," she raid. Is a frtirf.
He did not work Jerry and McGlnty
"It strikes me," said Fletcher with
a glance at the bill for extras, "that
he worked thera up a little too well."
New York Times.
They were married at the beginning
of December, and the twenty-fifth waa J
"You know, JIttle wife," he Eald, one
evening, "we mustn't have any secrcta
from each other, muBt we, sweet one?"-: '
"No, darling," she answered.
"So," he continued, "I want you to
tell me how much you Intend spending'
on a Christmas presnt for me, bo that I'
can calculate how much money I shall
have left to buy one for you." , J ,
All Must Do Military Drill.
In New Zealand all males are
obliged to do bitlitary drill from fou
teen to twentyono years of 'age, anil
schools are required to withhold schol
arship grants from any student who'
can not nmvA that hn linn"icimt1ii i
with the provision of drill. y,tSVi i ))
' His Explanation. ' ?, n)fvj
Bobs (meeting clerk at ball 'gatae.)-? i
Hqjy U this, PerklnB? You 'asked tHfj s V
,to ed to a XungraL " - , -
uiern yes, Bir; that's rhat RiT
8 .been (or the home U&bl
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