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NECESSITIES FOR SICK ROOM.
YOMEN WHO CHARM XU.TI IS THE FIRST ESSECIIAI PURELY FEMININE' Season Was RECENT SUMMER MARKED BY OSTENTATION. Autumn's Decree Is That Quieter Ef fects Are to Rule. ,ind Marks the End of the Reign of Hysteria. Accord in.; to a well knv. n writer on f.i s h .. ri . i: lias h on ;i delirious, clot ln's jtiittmuT. an.l tin' woman whose ; liy.sti iia point that way has fairly i reveled in tl," different effects sin- ha croa'od in tno way of comliluaiiotis, : i . I. oiio ii:. to viol, nt than the last. C.'iaitis :i titl ln-Hils have been otnnl-, present, and class a tul china have , l.. i"i worn as freely and fashionably as or,y and mial might In- in more par ticila. days. I Autumn, happily, has decreed that ! On bathing beaches there have been such sights as never were before on land or sea. qiii. ti r efforts must rule, pioving that tin' j;irl who clung lo wh'lo atnl black and brown tliroui-ii the rainbow sum mer whs n ally in advance of the style, all Iioiil'Ii lb" ( lollies mnui.K s set her (low u as dow d . There is positively no vice In the feminine li.u that makes a woman si em micIi an idiot as this dress Iivb teria. She carries the air ever with her that she Is wall hing for some gleam of i eroutiit i-ni as to the smartness of her at 1 1 re. and n glance il bold or long enough to coniiiico her that it is not the beauty of her dress, but its elaborate loudness that is attracting atteni ion. Kvi'iiing gowns, low necked and pin ned with jewels, have actually been worn at the liist meal at the day, a hat appai cully being meant to trans form the weird get-un into a morning dress. Women have gone about the piazzas of the big I i t Is in motor coats and veils who never traveled In anything I but it noiiey car. The long glove and short sleeve epi demic, together w ith transparencies in the way of bodices, have called down the crilicsm of clergymen the country over. Tulle boas, reduced by dampness to the consistency of a gauzy caterpillar, Chains and beads have been omnl- present, ano glass oi.'.' -e-es have been worn as freely and faohioo.'bly as onvx. have; been flaunted for the leitsou that they furnished the nci ct-sary note of color contrast. At some of the boardwalk places young wonii n have disported them selves in khaki coats, skins, legglti3 and hats suggesting the Hough Hidur uniform. On bathing beaches there hnve been such sights as never were before on land or sea; the princesse effects offer ing opportunities for the cartoonist's r(r, 1 Too Gaudy. I pencil, calculated to mill hugely to the world's mi.M-iy at tho excuse of wom an's good taste and inixlc-Hty. Am limn offers a safe antidote to the I woman who has suffered even slightly from tho clothes hysteria during tho last few months. Whatever mistakes tshe has mado she now has the chanco to redeem them, not by laying In an entirely new set of clothes, hut hy modify inn her contrasts and wearing dark hats, gloves, veils ami coats. These will convert her from a do i.ioiali.od May queen Into n sane and sensible appearing person, who has a mind lit and willing to lake up other issues of lilo beside this eternal clothes mania. IDEAS FOR THE HOSTESS. Hallowe'en Brownie Party Decora tions for Church Wedding. A Hallowe'en Brownie Party. I' I'onle of all ages love to celebrate i mi all hall iwe'en, and this party is os- I'ei'i.illy adapted to children between the ages of eight and 1. If not mora i than a d .en guests aro Invited, ask I them to supper and send them all liome promptly at nine o'clock. On the little pumpkin-shaped cards lie-ides the hour and date write: "This reason of the year. Is to tho Hrownie's heart most dear." Have a pumpkin centerpiece filled with fruit . and a ring of little Itrownle figures around It, one for each child. Light 'he room with jackoianterns and I'lve a simple supper of creamed chicken, baked potatoes, egg salad with crackers, cocoa, with littlo Indi- ' idual pumpkin pies. Let them bob j for apples, burn nuts and have a sup- ply of pop corn. Tell them harmless ; ghost stories anil give a description of how hallowe'eu originated and how the day is celebrated in other coun tries. It Is surprising how interested children are in facts and the many legends pertaining to this Interesting lime are all fascinating. If not too much trouble the guests may be nsked to come la Itrownie costumes and a prize given to the child who guesses the most children. Tho Japanese pa per masks may he used or the moth ers can make them of doth. Have th" words to a "ltrownl"" Jingle that will be pood to read to the little folks or M'l to a simple tune for them to sing. Decorations for a Church Wedding. At the head of each aisle place an anli covered with ferns and vines. I'lom the or under which the bride passes have her monogram suspended and from the other that of the groom. Mark the pews reserved for special miosis by bunches of flowers tied with ribbons or white tulle. Hank tho altar with ferns, palms and masses of llo.vers. If there are to be a number of attendants, say four or six, have them carry shepherds' crooks, tied with a knot of flowers and ribbons and precede the bride two and two, awaiting her coming at the head of the alsln when1 they separate and I cross the crooks above their heads, ,.,,,, ,, ,.,.h under which she j passes. The effect Is extremely pret. ty and i-i something different from the j tlower girl. Immediately preceding the bride, there may be a tiny page ! carrying the ring on the calyx of a; calla lily. He should bo dressed in ' white linen, with white canvas shoes and white stockings. I'.lue is a color much affected by bridal attendants, with large hats, plume laden. Shower bouquets are still popular, also the white prayer hook with mark ers of ribbon with a flower on the end of each. Mourning. The question is asked. "How Ions should a mother seclude herself from church, calls and the world In general after a child's death and how long mourning should be worn." Custom prescribes one year for tho wearing or deep mourning and during that time it is not necessary to return calls or accept social Invitations. Church need never be excluded, in f.ict. one's Individual feelings are one's host guide in all these matters. MADAME MKRRL An English Bride. Al a recent Knglish wedding the bride was In white crepe do chine and a girdle with long ends of silver tissue. It was trimmed with brussels point : and the court train of crc ani coiorea j moire was draped with brussels) point, ; The skirt of :), gown ha I a deep laco i lloiince. The bodice had a Dutch iicrk and guiinpo of white ctnuon, over which point lace was arranged in nar row fichu outline. The sleeves were double puffs of crepe de chine, each ending in a lace ruffle. Another Kng lish wedding gown was white taffeta embroidered in sliver cord and trimmed with point lace. The brides- maids were In cream-colored taffeta, and wore large bollotropo hats trimmed with shaded plumes and car rled purple sweet peas, Simple Precautions That Will Save Lives and Money. A set of dishes should ho elected for the sick room and Micro should h! washed hy tho nurse ntul never mixed with the dishes used hy tin- family. Tho nurse should disinfect all hod and body linen used hy tho patient and also keep tho sick room and all be longings to It freo from Infection. Nothing contaminates the atmosphere nioro than dust and nothing creates worse air dust contamination than the spilling of foul discharges on floors, rugs and bed and body linen and allow lug them to dry. All such foul matter should bo wiped up at once with a moist disinfected cloth which should ho burned. A broom Is out of place In a sick room. It only scatters tho dust into the air. Tho only safe dis posal of tho rel'uso from a quarantined room is cremation. Tho nurse in charge of a case of contagious dlseaso should avoid direct contact with other members of tho family, especially chil dren. If needs be she must mingle with others she should have a special gown for the sick room which should he discarded with her cap on coming out and always worn in tho room, and she should disinfect her hands before touching anything outside of tho room. All these simple, commonplace quar antine regulations faithfully carried out would save thousands of lives yearly among the children of the land and also grently lessen tho cost to common people for illness and funeral expenses. Nothing would pay better than for the heads of nil American households to be their own health of ficers. Dr. Kate Llnduay, la Cha Housekeeper. CARE IN WASHING SWEATER. Garment Never Should Be Hung Up to Dry Needs Much Rinsing. In washing a sweater, iiib thor oughly in warm water and soap suds, rinsing several times w get all the odor of tho soap out of tho wool. l!o Kiire never to hang up a sweater to dry, as hanging ruins the shape and stretches the garment. If you can lay the sweater on the grass, do so. having first spread out a heavy towel or a sheet folded. If you must dry it on the fire escape or in a window, spread out first a newspaper and then cover that with towels or a sheet to keep the water from soaking through, and then lay the sweater on them, not stretched out, hut rather In a heap. Half a day of hot sunshine will dry it. but it must bo hot. Don't try to wash a sweater on a cloudy day. Dress Coverings. Some girl with a love of pictty things hit upon the clever idea of mak ing the great baas and slips, with which she covered her best bib and tuckers, of flowered stuffs Instead ol the usual plain white muslin affairs The open door of the closet reveals 8 pretty sight. Instead of a rather funer eal effect the muslin shroudings are bound to give. Choosing a closely woven material, eo that the dust is as safely defied as when a stout muslin is the shield, is the1 only point that need be looked to. Have some of the covers big, sheet like affairs there are certain gowns which keep in better condition it something is folded about them than if they are slipped into the roomiest of bans. Put loops upon bags or wrapping sheet, so that their weight. little as it may seem, will bear directly upon the closet hooks, instead of adding its mite to dragging the delicate skirt oi blouse out of shapo. Two Good Cleaning Recipes. Here is a recipe which Is efficacious for cleaning fabrics without injuring their texture or changing their color. It is also particularly good in cleaning rugs and carpets. Grate two raw pota toes In a bowl which contains a pint of clear, cold water. Now strain through a sieve, allowing the liquid to fall into another bowl containing nn other pint of cold water. When It settles, pour ofT the water Into a bot tle and keep for future use. Dip a sponge Into the potato water and nib the soiled garment carefully, after which it may be washed In clear wa ter. When Ivory knife handles get discol ored clip half a lemon in salt and rub on them. Wash off Immediately In warm water, and the handles will look as white as when new. Baked Potatoes. Select smooth, medium sized pota toes, wash, and put In a dripping pan. Hake in a hot oven over 40 minutes. or until soft, l lie potatoes are nut In a dripping pan so that all may bo drawn at one time to try them. Test the potatoes by taking one up in a holder or towel, and if they are soft and mealy inside, they are clone. Paked lsitatoes are cooked in their natural water, and wiien done the skin should be broken to let out the steam. If this Is not done, the steam insldo condenses again, and forms water, and the result Is soggy baked pota toes. 4Jood Housekeeping. To Sweeten Musty Cellar. A damp, musty cellar may be sweet ened by sprinkling upon the floor pul verized copperas, chloride of II mo, or even common lime. The most effec tive means ever used to disinfect do eaylng vegetable matter Is chloride of lime lu solution. One pound may be dissolved in two gallons of water. Plaster of parts has also been found an excellent absorbent of noxious odors. If used one part with three parts of charcoal. It will be found aUU bettor. Comfort for the Tots. -X- NEAT AND APPROPRIATE COOL WEATHER CLOTHES. Wool Always the Best Material for Undergarments Bloomers Good for Both Boys and Girls Sen sible Sweaters. With tho summer at an end and tho schools again open, the careful mother is laying In a supply of warm clothes for tho little folks, say? a writer in the New York World. To begin with, put away the short socks and sandals. Long hoso are now the best and healthiest. Many draughts skip over tho school room floors and with socks and sandals the chil dren are likely to take severe colds. This, of all things at tho beginning of the school term, is to be de plored. The summer under clothing should be re placed by warm, knit garments that hug down to the little bodies and absorb perspiration. When playing, a child is apt to become overheated, a cotton garment becomes cold and damp with the perspiration, the wool en one maintains its warmth and ab sorbs tho dampness. One who has mnde a study of the clothes that children should wear, ad vises next a pair of serge bloonters If the clay bo chilly or a pair of light weight canton flannel ones If it be warm. These are for both girls and boys, and not merely are they regarded as excellent from a point of saving in household labor, but they are much better for both boys and girls than the little light under drawers that used to bo worn. These bloomers, fas tened nt the knee with n rubber, keep tho upper part of the legs warm and comfortable and, kick as much as th-y please, the children's legs will still be warm. Over these, for the girls, is worn a littlo kilte'i skirt that Luttons to a waist. 1 lowever, the more approv ed method of dressing the child Is in the Russian smock with leath er belt. This r.iips on over the bloomers, all in one piece, and tho child Is never troubled with the unbuttoning of skirt and waist. There are very sensible sweaters road's for children nowadays. And, If mother has the time she can make one herself, or if there is a grand mamma iu tho home, surely such work would delight her Angers. Sweaters for tho chill days are best In the colors of dark blue and red; Pattern Is Fancy Work Design Appropriate for Christmas Gifts. Tho fancy work pattern and design is something absolutely new in the way of the clever work aprons that can bo converted Into bags for holding the work. The design is shown as a plain apron and also drawn up at halfmast, when it forms a little pocket In wash erwoman fashion. Again when it is taken off by drawing up the belt rib bon, it can be made into a complete bag. Kyelct work done upon parallel slots wide enough to take inch and a halt wide ribbon form the trimming motif ind at the same time the working plan Df the apron. A fancy design jbould be worked In the corners, which are an ittractiv feature when it Is in bag children then do not feel that, they must bo so careful that all the Joy of play is taken away. Hy the way, this Is a rather Impor tant point in the clothing of children In wool, lie absolutely certain that the children are not permitted to wear woolen clothes that have become dusty Every sweater should be washed at least once every two weeks, and shaken thoroughly and hung out of doors at night. This is important Inasmuch as the wool comes close to the face; the child at play cannot help but get the garment dusty, and the tender little lungs are filled with a great deal of dust that would not bo there If the . sweater were kept clean. For the boys of the family, serge blouses, bloomers, or If they are too old for bloomers, woolen knee pants and a Bwenter complete the first fall out fit. It Is Just as Important to keep the boy's woolen clothes free from , dust as It Is tho ' littlo girl's. In all probability he will need mote attention because his play Is a bit more strenuous, and there Is a deal of dust kicked up when boys play "Injun" and give Wild West shows. These clothes are sensible, and they can be mado pretty. Pretty clothes do not need a lot of frills and ruffles, but neat trimmings can be put on, and what is prettier than a littlo girl In neat school dress and a whlto pinafore? She looks spick, span, tidy and well cared for, much better than she with the ruffles that will get dirty and look bedraggled. The two rnles to be observed are health and hygiene In the dressing of the little ones, and following tho schedules here given one must come pretty near those rules. Fault of Amateur Dressmakers. Nino out of ten amateur dressmak ers will try to put a small. sleeve-top into a large arm's eye, err vice versa, without the least Idea of the relation of size between the two. Another evil lies in "taking In" promiscuously. "It Is too big under the arms," or, "it is too long In the shoulder seams; I shall have to take It In a little." Now it will only make matters worse by constantly pinching In and cutting oft any portion of tho mate rial In one plare; it must bo takvn In by gentler methods. Slope it away gradually down the seam or work the material out in two or three places never take the material out abruptly In one spot. In Children's Clothes. In making the sleeves In children's dresses, make them quite full and long enough to turn a hem and gather at tho wrist. Then when tho sleeves are too short, rip out the hem and gather into a cuff. Have a few tucks In the bottom of dresses. They improve the looks of a garment and when it needs lengthening It Is easier to rip oat a tuck or two than let down a hera. a New One. shape. If Arm and sheer handkerchief linen is used, and the edge Is finished with buttonholing, a practical little possession, which is perfect for wash ing purposes, is the- result, and noth ing could be more attractive than Its appearance when finished with the ribbons. For the hurried worker em broidery edges may ho used instead of the buttonholing and a thin beading applied to the outside, from under which the goods can be cut away. Basket Brooches In Favor Again. An evidence of the popularity ol mixed color schemes tn Jewelry is shown in the revived popularity of tho little flower baskets which were fashionable many years ago. The baskets, of gold lattice work, are filled with flowers made of various colored Jewels. Tho ornament is used for a brooch. These brooches, when former ly used, were usually of French Hill gree nnd paste Jewels and were ex ceedingly pretty, although compara tively inexpensive. A number of them were dlspo'd of at the sale of the effects of tfc late Mrs. Gilbert, the well-known Heiress. They went for a mere song, although they were. In fact, prettier than the new brooches of similar pattern. Pink and white stones are aUu a fashion able combination. AmcAjr tho most attractive bracelets afc the Jewelers' are those of pink aiid white baroque pearls linked together with a deeptl pink amethyst. tt Helps Women to Win and Hold lien's Admiration, Respect and Love Woman's greatest gl ft is the power to inspire admiration, respect, and love. There Is a beauty in health which ii more attractive to men than mere regu larity of feature. To be a successful wife, to retain thi lovo nnd admiration of her husband, should be a woman's constant study. At the first indication of ill-health, painful or irreprular periods, head ache or backache, secure Lrdia 13. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and begin its use. Mrs Chas. F. Brown, Vice-President Mothers' Club, 81 Cedar Terrace, Hot Springs, Ark., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkhom: "For nine years I drappKl throngh a ndvr able existence, suffering with inflammation and forrmlo weakness and worn out with pain ntul weariness. I on day noticed a state ment by a woman gufrcrinpos I was, but who bad befn cured by Lydia Ji. I'inkhnm's Veg etable C'onqiound, and 1 determined to try it At the end of three months I was a different woninn. Everv one remarked about it,, and my husband fell in love with mo all ovei agnln. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com ponnd built up my entire gvstcm, cured H: troublo, nnd I felt like a now woman. I am sure it will make every suffering woman strung, well and happy, us it has mo." Women who are troubled with po in fill or irrcfrular periods, backache, bloating'for flatulence), displacements, inflammation or ulceration, that "bcar-insr-down "feeling, dizziness, fnintness, indigestion, or nervous prostration may bo restored to perfect health and strength by taking Lvdia 13. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Animals Do with Little Water. There aro some animals which raro ly drink; for instance, the llamas, of Patagonia, and certain gazelles of the tar east. A number of snakes, liz ards and other reptiles live in placeg devoid of water. A bat of western America inhabits waterless plains. In parts of Lozere, France, thero nri herds of cows and goats which hardly ever drink and yet produce tho milk for Roquefort cheese. KING OF 8AFE BREAKERS. Marvelous Delicacy of Hearing Pca sessed by Milner James. "Mllner James was the most artistic safe-breaker in the business," said Lecocq tho detective. "He is dead now. He opened in his tlmo over 700 safes without tools or gunpowder solely by working out the combination with his delicate and patient fingers. " 'It took me a year,' ho once said, 'to learn the trick of picking combina tions. I studied all the locks there were and I had three safes of different makes to practice on. Tho ear Is the most important factor in my method and it must be held tight against the safo door on a lino with tho tumblers. When the knob of the lock is turned slowly and ono of the tumblers reach es tho notch corresponding to tho first number of tho combination the tum bler will fall with a little click. Care must be taken not to displace this umbler. You keep on trying the knob back and forth gently till each of tho tumblers drops. Then the door opens. Hardly one man In a thousand' has an ear delicate enough for this work and to be a success at it you've got, to give up tobacco and alcohol.' " NO DAWDLING. A Man of 70 After Finding Coffee Hurt' Him, Stopped Short. When a man has lived to bo 70 years old with a 40-yearold habit grown ta him like a kuot on a tree, chances ary he'll Btick to the habit till he dies. But occasionally tho spirit of youth and determination remains in. some men to the last day of their lives. When such men do find any habit of lifo has been doing them harm, they surprise the Oslerites by a degree of will power that is supposed to belong to men under 40 only. "I had been a user of coffee until three years agci a period of 40 years, and am. now 70," writes a N. Uak. nan. "I was xtremely nervous and. Icbilltated,. and saw pUinly that L uist make & change. "I am thankful to tty I had the oerve to quit coffee at once r.nd take an Postun without an;$ dawdling, and experienced: no 111 effects. O tho con trary, I commenced to gain, losing my nervousness within two months, also. gaining; strength and, health otherwise. "For a man of nor age, I am very well and hearty. I sometimes meet persons who have not. niade their Postum right nnd don't tlho It. Hut I tell them to boil it lor enou;;h, and call tholr attentVen to. my looks now, tnd before I uad it. that seems con vincing. "Now, when I have writing to do, or long columas of figures to east up, I fcpl equal ia it and can get through ny work without the fagged out feet tig of old.'' Name given by Postum :o.. Pattle Creek. Mich. Read tb ook, "The noad to Wellvtlle," ta Qkes. "There's a teasou"