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riginality on Chil-1
dren's Frocks a I
AVT5 you ever observed how
smartly, but how sensibly.
Frmch children of the better
class are gowned in their
country? Well, if you have not
hsd the pleasure of seeing the children ,
wiui ineir nurses in the Bols de Eou
logne you are not in a position to con-
cemn all Juvenile types
from the villa luminiere a
In the first p'ace, the r.irments worn
by these Parisian children are emi
nently nensible. but at the same time
they are imbued with a spirit of ln
divlluality that, to the mind of the
prejudiced American and the still
worse lir.glish mother. !s reactionary
in the extreme. Indeed, I have heard
women from the States when asked
to admire a certain srruirt little Pa
rls'.enne's cost-ime retort in supercilious
tones. -She s nothing but a little fash
Ion plate.- There is. to be sure, a grain
of tru'h in the unkind remark, for the
I'rench ere inclined to dress their little
girls In frocks that reflect the actual
r, Kelts of the raomert At the same
1 m- the V r r.rh d create delightful
? .vm . : ty:-s. and if one wants origi-
! a j. 1 rd:v:''ua!!fy one mutt ro to
the Krerv-h f.,r them. These, artistic
je.'5'H ( 'iri.b. in the rfi'.t fascinating
fa: I, .i n the 'iiai:ti's of eiin;lii:y end
d.s':n'-ti..n. nr.-!. while I am terribly
i.pj.oseti i, unythliiK that txrn
"tlothes o.r.s'-i(iunra" in the young.
I fmr.l.ly r, nU-hs that most of the Ta
ns. ;m frix.k have a strong attraction
for me. 5, if.i.-u'.ariy those of the ire- ,
'on :ir,r-. fnr exm;:1.., the r harm in r
l-ttie Kret.'-h frock s n in the group
'f lilustrr.tmr.s with the averse on
shown in tlos country. The F'rch'-h
mort-.s are r.o let, child.!, no less
'If'J'K -ut they have a character and
di,i,.y shades of difer-nre that are
larriernhly Inckir.K In our prodtietions.
II It in the deb-ilia of tr .mmimr the
miin.i; ment of the mu'erials, that the
Parisian creations exivl. Any mother
who w.ll rive the subject of herdauch
t r's clothes k rious thought mn bring
about these Individual touches- while
k' i p.r.ir to conventional rtyies.
1 ie Ktigiis! mother is exeee-llriRly
f-ind of Ktiio' klrtf us' d ns arlecf)rative
ni'T f on iliUren s frti.-hs. In she.-r
v !..;. luii ii or b.-.t.ste nothing n nnyre
K i'.ismo th.-in this ttiium.nic on cos
t i.ttH s for If. " c: .t
potiyfe j.i u m. i!. rial that rf.o;onds
r.nr:nit.:t:y t. the ::or' inr tie tment.
f.-.'i n fro-k . t i' it tuat'Tial v. ill ..t. (
f' :r.fi a t. r rmbcr ol the fiinirrar:
outtit. It is Ju.-r t!.f thiiiT for tivitor- !
afei tr:.v ' rr; :;:..-r by tjain "r
bot. j'v.o h l.f-h'il til jior.i'e,. niodels
1 e t i-i n ton re. c e i'.y on, f,jr a ,ri
f Mix or e:;- t :,n.j t;a. ..'hi. r for a ,r!
t f tvn or tw. ive. Tiiy fi-i k for the
ATTRACTIVE SUMMER FROCKS. )
l.'OU finer h. amy ar.'J r:ve the!
white fro. of ti.- menu-lit tins
r.evcr b. . n f-rj.rti.v-'! ps hole f jult
l.es rot :n i-s '- aniinr. b':t in t lie l
v-e?r ng of it. M ";y women are sol
weiit.t-il to ; '...at ;.s.n."'ii that they
Inn. st on lv!in:rg tin-lr ,i abwcbl.y frr:'.
t..v. tjiisvoi, .ru-d by anything more
--.hi tar.: .a ! than a la y r of ci.itTon. ln
C ot.s li. s l.i.i ) of th-.i'K it pretty
f-r.ov.ijh, hut :a the k o-heht the reMiit
)s a;,? (.j be too in.! v.-i, .;. Kxccj.t for
th's r-r-r of J i.ir.riv-r : the dress is!
t hit rri i t. j
Not th . t-.o-! r;.rp': z cr::,.' co'ild find
fau't n.th ihi.-.e l. I'u-'e fi.l mis! ins of
r.t, l.o-e, ! I VA ! HIl'l I '1,1't'j.iin-y S'171- I
J Vrat-nt .;. at.l in hr r.ci-.t -.tcii other j
so ns to produ-" a fi-iryl.I.e tout en-i
f'toi-;.-. it i.i a far cry 1'ropi th,..,. !
r.sM-i j... t- the j.':-, n. March. J
v tt 'e ri .'sliri : n o". j.t.iihir ocia
S:oiiJ t. n t.r twenty J.ats i'ro.
V. .KV I " - A
OI)l F.FFECT IN TROTTING SUIT.
fM':-: u.t piit ired Is a forerunner of
whot -r..' will se in tailored effects
In 'ho fn.L Mhe drapery appears to be
tuT.blirg eff at t hips, the sash ts
h.nd fide before, and ths vest looks
niiics ioo b ?. but ti"-e suit comes from
s jir.it cr.i'uriere. whose word In fallor-
id e?r is absolutely indUiputab'.e, so
or.e n iy look fur aU t:css odd adecd
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TH BUCKLED SASH A FEATURE.
yo.i: q. r child has a little Emicked
yoke, from which the dress hangs in
f.ath. rs to the hem thnt Is marked ofT
with f . a I hei .-t itching in silk to match.
The xhort sleeves are gathered Into the
bhouider and finished with a smocked
HIS pretty curd party was conduct-
J Ilk" a cotillion and was a great
success. It was given for forty guests,
and the tables were scattered through
oot the lar;'e rooms of a suaclous
country house. In the first place curb
jJue.-t found her place at table with
three others Ly means of a souvenir
When all had arrived and were seat
ed at the tables the hostess was very
particu'ar to introduce each partnir
; r,.nr:!ly if ur.acq jaln'.ed, which
tn aim vry one feel more comfortable;
then la- be.l rarrj and playing ti-gan.
Kour panies were 'a t-d, and the
livers were the ones to move, going to
a table for lav-rs. These they gave to
the winreis at the other tables, who
were taken to the table of the l-sera.
an.l thus tluy met an entirely new set
There was no counting scores sim
p'y the lest three hands winning out
of four. Th( re were ten sets of favors.
Afier five yets of favors had been uned
rf freshments were served; then pla -lng
was r-sutned until all the favors
had been used. At the last each loser
brought aa extra favor for her favored
purm-r r.n.i I.i-rself, which called forth
inticii merriment, as they were larza
paper sacks blown out ar.d tied at the
top with various colored r.bbons. They
were to carry the favors home in and
they were needed.
It certainly was a jolly party, and
the bit a is adaptablo to all card parses
where the hot-toss desirts something
out of the ordinary. The favors may
be as elaborate as the purse will per
mit. The om-9 at the party described
consisted of bonbons In fancy boxes
Imported chocolate, salted nuts In
dainty receptacles, paper aprons, neck
ruffs of tlowers. fans, parasols, paper
bats, postcards, etc
FRESHENING ORGANDIE BANDS.
T WANT to teil of a way of giving
new life to the organdie bands
which are used so much by ladies In
mourning. Usually these bands are
thrown away after one or two wear
ing:! as of no further use.
If one-quarter cupful of granulated
sugar be dissolved in about two quarts
of hot water end if the little collars
and cuffs are then washed tn this,
shaken out and rolled in a clean dry
cloth for about fifteen minutes and
then ironed with a good hot iron they
will be found to be as good as new.
Laces washed Ic this way will be
found to have the same crlspness as
when new. No soap, no starch or blu
ing should be used. The French do all
their luces, etc,, in this sire pie way.
NEW USE FOR POTATO RICER.
rpiiOSK wishing to prepare pumpkin
or squash for pies will find a or.ee
tedious task much more quickly ar.d
easily performed with a potato rlcer
Instead of a colander, as !s most com
TAB TRIMMINGS ADO '
band and narrow ruffle above the el
bow. The other dress has a band of
smocking on the front of the bodice be
low the Dutch neck, and another row
forma a rather low waist line. This
VOGUE OF BIG
PICTURE HAT IN
TERIIAPS never before was there a
r v;;'e' ' '
MvO) - xafey
ing part In one's costume as this year. Summer frocks ars trimmed In airy
fashion with plaited frills or this material, and the varieties of the tulle neck
ruche are beyond description, so infinite are they in numbers. Now that the hot
days are upon us we are wearing the most fascinating of big hats carried out In
white and black tulle. The illustration shows a charming model tn black tulle
with a wired fan shaped bow at the back. The brim ia of heavy black lace.
Violet Perfume and How It Is Made
"yiOLET. perfume still holds its own
among many newcomers -with the
dainty woman, and. as its prejiara tion
is so simple and the apparatus neither
complex nor expensive, women of the
present day might find vioiet perfume
making at home interesting if they but
knew how to do it
Ths volatile or essential oils of the
violets can bs secured In several ways.
Ths simplest method, however, ts to
place ths flowers with as little stalk
as possible in a wide mouthed bottle
or jar three-quarters full of the best
olive oil. then stretch a bladder over
the top and tie It securely.
After the flowers have been In ths
ol! for twenty-four hours take them,
out. place theru In a coarse linen cloth
and squeeze the oil from them, pour
ing the oil obtained back in the bottle.
! Repeat this process with fresh flowers
I until ths pert ums I of ths desired
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LITTLE GIRL'S LINGERIE HAT.
little dress has long sleeves, but It can
be carried out with short ones If de
sired. It is said upon good fashion au
thority thv.t the Eton jacket and bolero
will have a prominent place In fall ju
venile fashions.. These little bodice
adornments will be embroidered or
braided in gay colors. The embroidery
season when tulle played such a charm
After the perfumed oil has been se
cured it must be dissolved with spirits.
The alcohol used In making perfumes
must be selected with care, and the
safest way is to buy the regular "co
logne spirits." As a rule, there should
be used about half as much alcohol as
there Is oil. It ts an easy matter to
tell when enough alcohol has been
used, as the mixture will have a white
of clouded appearance as lone ss ths
oil is Vindissolved. but will be perfectly
clear when the oil is entirely digested.
Kever throw away the cloths used in
the processes, but place them In a Jar
of alcohol, leaving them there until the
oil that la in them has been digested.
The bottles containing the volatile oils
must be blackened or wrapped In black
paper and kept In a dark place until
ready Tor putting In the alcohol If It
Is not convenient to use them at once.
AH essences must be kept In tightly
SASHES ARE DROPPED
can be done this summer: by the wo
man who Is Clever with her needle.
Older girls will not bs neglected in
hand embroidery work I mean girls
who have reached the "wool dress age"
and mothers can sit on hotel porches
and discuss the latest arrivals while
working on gay designs for neck open
ings, belts and slashed sleeves for
X Tasty Summer i
Blackberry Sauce. TMs sauce Is ex
cellent to serve with game, roast or
cold meats. Put one and a half pints
of large, juicy berries In an enameled
lined saucepan with the pulp and the
strained juice of a lemon, from one to
two tablespoonfuls of pulverized sugar
and four tablespoonfuls of good stock
or gravy. Stir over the fire for six or
eight minutes, season with salt, cay
enne and, if liked, a dust of spice. If
necessary add a little extra sugar and
serve, strained or not, according to
taste, a slight thickening of cornstarch
also being optional.
Crab Salad. Take the meat of two
or three good sized hard shelled crabs,
cut them Into small pieces and put
them in a saucepan and mix with
about one-third Us quantity of shred
ded endive. Seaapn with salt, pepper,
two tablespoonfuls of olive oil, the
same. of vinegar and a dessertspoonful
of finely chopped parsley. Decorate
with slices of hard boiled egg, capers
and stoned olives and, if liked, a few
slices of cucumber. Canned crab meat
may be used for the salad.
Buttermilk Scones. Add to a pound
of sifted flour a heaping teaspoonful of
baking powder and a quarter of a tea
spoonful of salt. Stir well to mix;
then rub in with the tips of the fingers
three ounces of butter or part lard and
part butter. Mix to a light paste with
buttermilk and roll out quarter of an
Inch thick,.cut In three cornered' pieces
and bake a nlcs brown.
Eggs en Cocotte. This dish derives
its name from the individual pot
shaped dishes (generally of brown and
white enamel) In which they are cook
ed. Butter the dishes well and line
with a thin coating of minced ham or
tongue and carefully break into each
an egg. dusting with a very little pa
prika. Now place the dishes In a ves
sel of hot water and cook in the oven
until the eggs are Plightly set. basting
each with a teaspoonful of melted but
ter. Serve as they are cooked in the
correct cocotte dishes. Pour over each
a table-spoonful of thick tomato puree.
Coffee Rings. One and a half pounds
of flour, with four ounces of cleaned
currants, six ounces of butter, three
eggs, one yeast cake, four ounces of
brown sugar and one cupful of milk,
which should be lukewarm. Vdd these
to the flour and mix to a light dough
with the eggs well beaten. Lay them
on a greased baking tin, sprinkle them
with sugar and bake in a hot oven.
A GOOD SCHEME.
gEVERAL young mothers who do not
keep maids and have several small
children are following a novel plan of
entertainment for the children and -relief
for themselves. One day each
week the mothers In turn take all the
children to entertain for the afternoon,
whichjeaves the other mothers for that
afternoon free for social duties, mati
nee, shopping or any other pleasure or
Russian suits, which will retain their
popularity through the . autumn and
And, speaking of summer work.ftha
woman who uses her sparr moments
during the warm weather i preparing
dresses for the little folk will be thank
ful later on. Most children how wear
wash dresses the year round, and It la
a far more hygienic custom than the
old one of putting a child Into serga
frocks jvhen autsmn days come and al
lowing the child to wear the same suit
until it becomes hopelessly soiled.
You will ohserre from one pf the lit
tle frocks pictured that the buckled
sash is a feature of smart children's
The material used Is rose colored
crape, and the wide girdle sash is of
nattier blue silk, fastened under a big-,
silk covered oval buck,!. This touch
givVs Individuality to the simple cos
tume. Buttoned strap slippers and
half hose add a note of summer cool
ness. The lingerie dress In the cut has
much distinction. Fine machine em-
broidery, sheer lawn and narrow lace!
are combined in its makeup, and the j
pale blue sasn passes under lace edged
tabs which fall loosely over the skirt.
And. referring to sashes, the model
that seems to be dropping off is the
height of fashion Mot only on rownlip
frocks, but those made for the little
folk. The dress pictured with such an
adornment Is of pique, and the black
Velvet sash passes through button-
THE SLOUCHY EFFECT.
holed slashes. The scalloping ts done
In pale pink on this frock.
Even children's clothes,
the tendency toward loose, rather
slouchy e fleets. The little gown of
stone biuo linen has a collar and cuffs
of batiste trimmed with plaited frills,
and the whole effect Is decidedly
"sloppy.". CATHERINE TALBOT.
yyHEN t first started on my own
In a wee little flat." said a bache
lor girl lately, "I dreaded the thought
of washing up the dishes. It was nec
essary, owning to the nature of the busi
ness In which I was engaged, that my
hands should be soft and white and
my nails well cared for and polished,
and how was this possible, I asked. If
they were obliged to be plunged In hot,
greasy water at least twice a day?
"I hoped I had solved the dilfic.ulty
when I saw a bundle of mops hanging
outside a shop. I went In and bought
a couple; trut, alas, In a short while
they had become greasy and worn out,
and J had to spend precious minutes In
keeping scraps of woolly stuff from
running down the drainpipes.
"Then I thought I had better try
some homemade mops, and so delight
ful was the result that now in my tiny
kitchenette there Is a row of these use
ful articles, some big, some little, but
all, according to size and material, es
pecially suited to the purposes they
are called upon to fulfill.
"Supposing you want a mop for
washing up the dishes and teacups.
Take a stick a child's hoop stick Is
Just the thing some pieces of old cot
NEW THING IN REFRIGERATORS
rpiUS new refrigerator looks almost as big as an apartment bouse bathroom,
.and in a great many respects It Is better appointed for Its particular needs
than tbe room In which one takes one's ablutions. It is absolutely sanitary and
commodious, with racks that can be removed at will. On them provisions may
be kept In large quantities.
I Hints For the
I Summer Girl :
rpHE flrst thins the summer girl looks
out for nowadays is comfort. She
used to sacrifice comfort to beauty, but
she has grown more sensible, and now
he realizes that the sacrifice Is neither
necessary nor worth while. It begins
to dawn upon ber that when she wears
light shoes to make her feet appear
small or takes an extra reef In her belt
to give her a Flora McFHmsey waist
her nose begins to get red and ber face
to take on a most unhecotnlng purpls
hue. as though she were scheduled for
apoplexy; that if she wears skin tight
gloves her hands are daintily small ll
them so long as the gloves are strong
enough to stand the strain, but that
they stop the circulation, and, besides
making the skin red. make ths
knuckles pop into undue and unclesir
ab'.o prominence aa son aa the gloves
Similarly it used to be tha summer
girl's habit to run about barehf-ided
and bare armed so she could acquirt S
becoming tan that would be a guar
antee to her friends back home the.?
she had been a-summering. Suddenly
it began to dawn upon h that tan
Isn't becoming and that the sunburn
Is mighty unpleasant, and she decided -that
making a martyr of Jierself Is not
at all worth while.
So now she wears long, loose fabrto
gloves that keep her hands and arms
as nice as they are In winter and pret
ty lightweight hats that protect not
only her hair from losing all its charm
ing gloss and color, but also her eyes
from becoming weak and watery, and
she realizes that If there is one thing
above all others that detracts from
one's good looks It Is a combination of
watery eyes and faded hair. So ahey
takes particular care of her hair and
eyes, keeping them well shaded from
a too glaring sun, which fades the hair
as it would a piece of fabric
fHEKSE pudding Is en unusutvl fllsn
that is much liked and very easy
to make.' Prepare three-quarters ol a
pound of breadcrumbs and mix With
them one-half of a pound of cheess
grated or cut Into small pieces. Scald
one cupful of milk, melt in It a piece
of butter the size of an egg and pour
over the cheese and bread. After ths
mixture has stood fifteen minutes beat
four eggs very light with a quarter of
a teaspoonful of salt, stir into the pud
ding and potir it into a buttered bail
ing dish. Bake forty-five minutes 1 S
VnSHINO sashes are the latest.-
Every girl has a sash, but this
new fad Is said to be a boon to tba girl
who la short and plump.
The wishing sash heightens the figure
and sdds ever so many Inches to ths
girl of medium height.
This sash is of soft ribbon wound
twice around the waist and the ends
tied in a soft loop at the right knee.
And when you tie, you wish.
But you don't tell any one.
ton or woolen stuff and a piece of fine
string. The hoop stick tapers toward
one end and finishes in a knob, and the
first thing you do Is to cut three little
circles of linen and tie them over this
lump to form a ffad. " :
"Then -cut a strip of Ilnem twenty '
four inches long snd twelve Inches
Wide. Double this with the long edges .
slightly overlapping In the center and ...
notch It deeply along both folded
edges. Wind this around the stick. -Tie
firmly; then pull the top strips
over the lower ones. Bind some string
above the head of the mop and brush
with liquid glue. Make a skewer red "
hot, run it through the end of the stick, :
pass a piece of string through, tie In ,
loop and your mop is finished.
"Longer handled mops for dusting ,
ceilings, walls and pictures can be '
made from discarded broomsticks, with
strips of notched serge or some other
strong materials for heads. Worn
chamois skins make fine heads for win
dow cleaning mops.
"The mops will last much longer If
they are thoroughly washed every
week, either by standing them In a
bowl of boiling soda water or popping .
them into the boiler after the clothes
have been taken out."
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