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This attractive flncl Useful Design For NeedleworKers Can Be Transferred Without Recourse To The Old
And Obsolete Tracing Paper Method Which Is Unreliable at Best. ... Svry housew!fe finds It to her ad ant age to have alt her'Ifnens stamped with some indelible mark of Identification. However, ink In Itself carrles'no beauty, even though the letter may be very ornamental, and moat women eschew Ink markert'fo fnts reason. - .N,hln& .can be more appropriate for such purposes (ban the fancy embroidery letters shown, they being Indelible In that bnce embroidered on the goods they become practically a part of It They are beautiful to behold, as no glaring contrasts are used, the letter being the same color as the linen. Most laundresses of today are more or less carders, as you more than ften have time an agalnxperienced.anda means of Identification may prove .very valuable to you. Work the letters out In satin stitch being careful to make tbera as eve a as DOBSiole, and then pad them to suit your own Idea. , " " ' ' "- " : ' ' TO TRANSFER THIS DESIGN. . .. . Put a cake of soap laundrywill do) in a pint of hot water, stir 'vigorously and remove the soap. Saturate this Design with the soap and water mixture, then remove the excess moisture by partially drying the saturated Design or by applying a" afceet of blotting paper. Place the material or fabric to which the design is to be transferred on a hard, flat surface and lay the Design, face down, upon the material. Cover with a dry sheet of thick paper or two folds of newspaper, and with the bowl of a tablespoon rub. Dressing hard, until the Design is entirely transferred, being careful to rub from, rather than toward you. When rubbing, you can see if enough pressure is being applied bv lifting a corner of the Dnsizn to note how wil It's taking. Do not wet the material nor rub the face ot the Design with .damp Angers To remove the; Design lines after the article Is completed.ash lnwarm water, with soap. The entire process is very simnle and. with alittle.care youcaneasjly make - PATENT PENDING. . World Color Printing Co., St. Louis. Mo THE IDEAL HUSBAND BY EDNA EGAN. ra AUL, are you aware that there Y is a theory that I have an al- lowance for housekeeping?" ; "A theory?" . "Yes; that Is all It amounts to." "What do you mean?" "Just that. When we first talked the matter over it was decided that you would ' allow a certain sum for household expense and that 1 was to have it monthly. You paid me twice without being reminded of it; then you forgot it and I asked you for It That happened three times running. Twice you were nice, once vou were ! so grouchy that I went without money for, elx weeks after it was due the next time sooner, than - speak -of it Then I had to and you gave me the money. Now it's been overdue again for--nearly a month and so I just thought I'd talk the matter out " - - "Whew! As much as that ! How. was I ;not a bit nice?" "You said you couldn't understand why people always boned you for money at just the most inconvenient times. I said I couldn't help it and you remarked, "I never said you could, my dear. "' "Terrible! I don't understand how you can bear such severity!" "It may not seem important to you, Paul, hut do you suppose I like to ask you for money?" "I don't see why not! It's as much yours as mine!" "Would you care to have to come to me whenever you needed a few dollars?" "That's different It's normal and natural for the man to give to the woman, but not for him to have to depend upon his wife." "It sounds very plausible, but I can tell you that most women wouid rather take nine and thirty on the bare back than dun their husbands for cash." "Do you feel like that?" "Sometimes I do when you are grumpy or bothered about it. "Do you want me to turn hand springs of Joy every time I hand you a nicaeiT "I don't want anything absurd, but I am just silly enough to like to be spared asking you to give me the money you tell mo is as much mine as yours." "I don't know that you act silly," said Paul, thoughtfully. "But it's hard to grasp your point of view. Why, darling, I love to give you money for anything you want, and I always feel that it belongs to you. You take care of it and save it for me and manage much better than I could." "Really, Paul?" said Frances, nest ling up to him. "Or are you only say ing that to make me comfort-ible?" "I mean every word of it. But I never imagined you disliked asking for money." THE CHILD'S SIX DAINTY APRONS TOR YOU TO MAKE ' l ..." ' . ' ' ' ' i VELVETEEN NOT oeryoue can afford frocks of silk velvet, so velveteen was manufactured as a substitute. It is lovely, and gives practically the same effect as silk velvet when made up. Velveteen and corduroy ae used to fashion many smart 'frocks for street wear. Plain colors are "more frequently need for the velveteen models They are effectively trimmed with fur. me tallic laces, Persian or tapeatry embroidery. Velveteen does not adapt .tself so successfully to draping as do the soft er velvets, so the skirts are usually plain or with pleated insets. The bodices are jumper effects, with guimpes of lace or chiffon. Corduroys in the soft-finished Qual ities are extensively used. Frocks and coat suits are developed of this material and seem to find a ready sale. The two-tone corduroys n brown and tan, blue and black or black and white are especially favored. In plain colors, dark blue, brown, black and burgundy are the Bhades most freauently used. THE TABLE NOTHING gives the dining table a more cheerful appearance than ' a few Sowers 01 a fernery. So popular has the custom become that the filling of ferneries Is a large part of the florist's business. They should be made with an outer and Inner re ceptacle. The inner case can be taken out and removed from the table when eer watering is necessary. Stand the ferns In the dish first and th?n care fully fill In the soil between the plants, pressing it down firmly and evenly. Ferns will not grow in the common garden soil, but should have rich soil from the woods. The com mon hardy greenhouse varieties are best plants to buy. There are many pretty and attractive designs of fern eries shown in the shops, and among them are those jnade of silver terra cotta, earthenware, birch bark ad grass basketB. Whatever recactacle Is selected it should not be less than three inches deep. fy SPONGES are great germ collec tors. They should bo scalded out ' thoroughly every little while. SCALP BY MRS. McCUNE. ONE dreadful point is involved for both decency and health of a child's head the routing of the unpleasant inhabitants which some times invade the scalps of growing children, to the mortification of their parents and the indignation o? school ma'ams. Eternal vigilance is the price that must be paid to free the head of these pests, and the good work begins by sovering all the hair and scalp with tincture of larkspar. which is a powerful destroyer of the vermin. This must be put on for three or four nights in succession, the head wrap ped up in a towel for sleep, and the day following each application of the lotion thoroughly washed with tinc ture of green soap lathered freely over the scalp and then riased out with successive hot waters. When the hair is dry it must be vigorously brushed and combed to rid it of the slain insects and after three or four treatments hot vinegar may be ap plied to loosen the eggs from the hairs. Keeping the scalp anointed with olive oil and combing the head every day with a fine comb will pre vent the possibility of a second large Invasion of the creeping enemy, as these detestable little colonies object emphatically to oil and cleanliness. In the event of the ecalp having been made sore by the scratching of the child's nails, it is wise to consult a doctor as to what must be done, as a weak child would need one treat ment and a strong one another.. But if there is only the least inflammation and no broken skin, this uftgent will be found soothing and nourishing to the scalp: -Oil of rosemary, one ounce: oil of almonds, three ounces; oil of mace, thirty-five drops. Nothing Is so enhancing to hair as a satiny gloss and this is achieved by the cleansing shampoo, with massage Of tne ctiMPi "L UDUiufi auu u wcos- ional tonic dressing, though t is best to leave the beauty of a child' i hair as much as possible to natural methods, ! . I. .1 : lor, IISS l-uw eixii i mo uie scalp soon gets accustomed to artifi cial aids and will in time lazily de pend upon them. - & ALL floors should be varnished in the fall of the year and each t piece of furniture carefully gone over with either oil or a damp cloth. OP &U4, JftKt JO, AMI? JfflkW A HEAVY broom lasts longest, but a light one is best for easy work, and with care a light broom will last almost as loag as a more expensive one. TO clean Smyrna rugs brush through the velvet surface a mixture of coarse salt and corn meal, slightly dampened. Brush as if scrubbing, then tweep with a clean broom. IN taking rose slips get a cutting with a part of the hard bark of the grown plant. Put it in a crock of sand and cover with a 'glass fruit jar. Keep a saucer of water un der the creek. IF you have one of those immense old halls give place in it for a davenport and a table of books. It will be one of the comforts of the home during the summer. They sell a davenport for hall that is merely plain wood covered with rush or cane. Being light and easily moved, it Is very useful. mixture boils. While it Is hot paint it on the marble. Leave it for a day or two and then wash it off with warm water and a clean flannel. ' EVERY housekeeper should have aa emergency shelf. On the day when company arrives and you have only a "pick-up meal" ready. It is convenient to go to the "shelf" for a can of potted chicken, olives or sar dines, canned beans, etc. Every can should be replaced as soon as poa-sible. IN the layette basket, was found a little white ivory box which when opened, revealed many - little ar ticles necessary for the veiy young baby. Whether the baby had the croup or suddenly lost a pin, the need ed aticles were found in the emer fency box. CLEAN tins with soap and whiting rubbed on with a piece of flan nel. WiDe them with a soft, drv and clean cloth, then polish them I with a leather and a little dry whit-1 ing. Take care that the cloth and '. the leather are ootn tree irom grease. TO clean white marble put a lump of soda about the size of an egg into a pot containing half a pint of water and a tables poonful of soft soap. Stand this pot In a pan of boiling water on the Are till the TO clean painted walls dissolve tw ounces of borax in two quart of water and add ona table spoonful of ammonia. Use half this quantity to each bucket of water; do not use soap. Wash a small amount of the paint at a time and rub dry with a clean cloth. CUT off the feet of old stocking and then sew two leg parts to gether to use as rubbers. These will answer the purpose of excellent house flannels and useful polishers for furniture, etc. The cut-off feet ara good for applying beeswax and tur pentine and other polishes to wood and metal. TEACUPS, even when carefully kept sometimes have dark' stains at the bottom, caused by tie action of the tannin in the tea. Salt, slightly moistened, will remove these, but in the case of very fine china sometimes scratches It a little. Powdered whiting will be fojid quite harmless and equally good. TO quickly prepare coaoanut or ... horse-radish, pare for ccraping and lessen the task and the us ual "crying" when grating the horse radish, by running the foods through the chopping machine. All hard and fibrous pieces of horseradish should be pared before runnlnx the roots through the machine.