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WOMAN AND: HER WAYS-PROBLEMS O'F THE WORKING GIRL AND THE
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The wise slenosuanher will start
on undue extravagance. No matter
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prove "worth while." Cultivate the habit of laying aside a certain proportion of your salary each week arid adhere
to this religiously. It is surprising how soon the money will mount up.
The habit of saving can be acquired. It may seem distasteful .at first to the extravagant girl, but its wisdom
cannot be ques'tioned. The spending of money oh use'ess and frequently absurd trifles is a perfect mania with a
certain type of foolish damsel. Nothing is more demoralizing than unnecessary wastefulness in the matter of a hard-
earned saiaYy. Sooner or later the day will come when the extravagant girl will bitterly regret her folly.
Start today and see about opening that account with the local savings bank. If you can only spare an in-
' finitesimal proportion of your sajary, remember that at least the depositing of such is a beginning. Do not despise
the day of small things. The wise girl looks well ahead and calculates for future contingencies and unforeseen
happenings.
Stenographer's Note Book
Mr. P. J. Myers, chief clerk to the gen-
jreral superintendent of tha Chicago and
Northwestern Hallway, Winnipeg, gives
the following- practical suggestions on con
nection with stenographers' note-books:
"It Is often neccssnry for stenographers
it to look through bodks of notes for proper
iT Places to make additions and Insertions,
and to locnto letters In old books.
"In dictating I always dictate the' nie
L humber and this Is put down In a column
by the stenographer, and provides a ready
means 'of getting the right Inclosures
' with letters and alio of finding notes when
desired at some future date. The column
' nlso provides space for changes In dic
tation without mixing up shorthand notes.
"To rule a column, all that Is necessary
, Is to hold tlio pencil between the thumb
'and forefinger, setting the flngor a dls
: litnce from the point equal to the width
, of the column desired. Then place the
point of the pencil on the paper, with the
point of the finger on the edge of the
book, and move the hand down the page.
Tou can readily see that the sDeed of
ruling Is only governed by the time It
takes the hand to go down the page and
turn over the leaf."
For Typists
: The first thing that any typist does
'when she sits down at the machine Is to
Insert the paper. How many typists,
however, always insert the paper In the
.some wayT Sometimes It Is held with
the right hand, pushed down Into the feed
rolls, and the platen knob Is twirled with
tha left hand. Sometimes this operation
Is reversed, the left hand holding the
paper and the right hand twirling the
Et knob. Sometimes It Is put In at one posi
tion on the cylinder. and sometimes at
another. But thero la only one right way
to Insert tba paper, and that Is as follows:
Take the sheet In the left hand, place
tho left edge against the side guide, and
"let It drop behind tha cylinder to the
Srdrst set of feed rolls; let It drop easily;
..do not force it In. Then twirl the right
, platen knob with the right hand, and the
. paper will come up evenly to position for
writing. ro adjustment Is necessary-
provided the side guide is used In Insert-
, Ing the paper. The use of this side culde
Is absolutely essential If the wnrk is to
be uniform.
MOTHER'S MEDICINE CHEST
Every woman should see that she has
a certain number of indispensable reme
dies In her medicine chest. There are so
many harmful patent medicines, made
from everyday drugs and sold under a
proprietary name, that, to get to the bot
tom of things (and avoid errors which
might ruin or save a life), It is best to
get the usual, ordinary, plain drugs your
self. There are other articles, such as ab
sorbent cotton bandages, in several
idths: 'adhesive and porous plasters, a
pray foV the sere throat, and the ever-
liectssary hot water bag, etc., that every
Housekeeper win acquire very soon.
Calomel, citrate of magnesia and epsom
salts are the best laxatives, Tha medi
cine chest Is not complete without them.
Don't neglect to have two at least always
at hand.
Aromatic spirits of ammonia Is another
ecessary remedy. It will be Invaluable
The "Future Party"
Setter From a Quest
Dearest Polly: You are very lucky
fiat yon had to leave town the other
fay, op ypu would have laugnea your-
elf sick at tha Smith's party. You know.
ft, waa called a "Future Party," and we
dad mom fun than a barrel of monkeys.
We bad to coma dressed up as we ex
pected to be In tha future. There were
vll kinds of costumes, each on funnier
A&n tha other. Jim Carter came, as a
amp, and you know how craSy ha can
Well, he had. tba saddest, most pov-
y atrlcjten get-up you ever saw. Ellen
.-ami dressed M a, trained nurse, and the
0Qtt wnue oap ana wnue gown maae ner
ioaii. pasUivcly stunning.
Arnold waa a prim, old-maidish-
we school teaoher, with a, severe look
ad funny white stockings. The fel-
it ts engaged ta came as a, sabool
- fjMkWHiite appropriately, too. Ha Is aw-
' Oifty Ww and looked killing In tight
: tKWl? and terrible bow tie. Tha most
rait! , touch about htm was that he
a&4 M fee wished with soap and his
fcatr ptaavered njnt to i neaa,. ior an
ts worla IKS ina spo uu span ooito oh
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vTo noitM tor diMstJwi at alt Bvery.
fcftdr st I candy, , aaad-t-Sobfts.
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GIRL WHO WORKS
By ,
ELLEN ADAIR
TO STENOGRAPHERS
a barlk account. It will prove an incentive to saving and a species of check-
how small and seemingly insignificant
ELLEN ADAIR.
How to Live on
$8.00 a Week
The old argument about "how to live
on 16 a week" received ample attention
last year In the newspapers. However,
that does not alter the fact that this Is
a bread-and-butter problem to many girls
who are trying It today. For Instnnce,
the "green" stenographer gets about 13
a week. If the problem of room, board,
clothing, laundry, lunch and carfare has
not occurred to you before. Just try n
little bit of rapid calculation. "How can
she live on this?" asks the pessimist,
lie forgets entirely the fact that this girl
has absolutely nothing else. She has to
do It.
"X have to make ends meet; that's nil."
said a girl the other day. "Here Is a list
of my weekly expenditures: Room, pri
vate house, $1.50; meals, breakfast, sup
per and all Sunday meals at private
house, ?4; carfare, 60 cents; six days'
lunch, at IS cents, 90 cents; laundry, 25
cents.
"The total, as you can see for yourself,
Is $7.15, which leaves Just 75 rents mar
gin to supply the things such as soap,
tootliDrushcs, medicines, umbrella, rub
bers, clothing of all kinds, etc. There Is
no room for sickness. I have nothing to
save. What would you do? If I ask for
a raise these days, when people are re
ducing their office forces, I stand a large
chance of getting fired. So here I am,
living the best way I can. What the
poor mill and factory girls do I'm sura I
don't know."
The Public Stenographer:
What She Charges
The rates which the Public Stenographer
charges vary according to district and
quality, but, generally speaking, the fol
lowing may bo quoted ns fairly average:
For reporting proceedings, dictation and
transcription, per folloi of 10 lines, orig
inal copy, 25 cents; carbons, 5 cents each.
For letters taken In shorthand nnd
transcribed on the machine, per folio of
10 lines, original copy, 15 cents; carbons,
6 cents each.
For dictation direct an the machine,
per folio of 10 lines, original copy, 20
cents; carbons, 5 cents each.
For straight copying work, per folio
of 10 lines, original and one carbon, 8
cents (5 cents for original and 3 cents
for carbon); additional carbons, 3 cents
per folio each.
Statistical and tabular work is charged
for at double rates, and sometimes at
more than double, If particularly compli
cated, or if particular care must be exer
cised. By the hour, the rata Is $1.60.
in all cases of sudden vomiting, fainting,
heartattacks, etc The dose should be
regulated according to tha directions on
the bottle.
OH of cloves Is the old remedy for
toothache. It Is. applied locally and re
lieves pain. It Is often used for Indi
gestion, In doses ot three drops.
Mustard, ground or In the new vase
line form, should always be within reach,
Nothing Is better for acute Indigestion,
cramps, etc, than the tried and true
mustard .plaster.
Pure 90 per cent, alcohol is another ne
cessity. It comes In handy In every case
where a mild gargle Is necessary.
Peroxide la usually seen In every medi
cine chest, and. can be applied to cuts,
burns, etc., to cleanse the wound.
Spirits of camphor Is another good
thing to have around. You will find
plenty of uses for It.
There are many, many other drugs
which can be used as well as these but
this list Is simply a list of the drugs we
can't do away with.
What Other Women Do
Members ot the Indiana Equal Suffrage
Association have decided to wea none
but cotton stockings and cotton hosiery
while the war continues abroad.
In Java, when a man marries, he goes
to his wife's house, where tha women
sit in. council, upon all matters ot Impor
tance and dictate tha affairs of tha home,
Widows of soldiers killed In tha serv
ice of the British army will receive a
pension of from t to 10 shillings a week,
depending upon the rank held by the hus
band. Mrs. Katherlne Nichols, of Cincinnati,
has invented and patented a telephone
devise consisting of a. double receiving
tuba which compels the user to speak di
rectly into tba transmitter.
There are over 3,000,000 widow In the
United States, and there Is no estimate
as to how miny there will be In Europe
after tha war, but It will probably ba
twice as many as we have.
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Curious
Sld tha der old lady on her first voy
age "Captain ther (a somsthlng , whlcJ
BUtxles me exceedingly. How dp. you
fiHd your way serosa thta immense
oaaaaT
"Ah," said tba captain, afetevfuUy, "It's
Set really yeejf dlfflplt, yovi Know. We
d It by means of tha eatapas. The
juadic you sea, always points dlreotly to
tba MM4b."
Mr. 8wU ww uspijus. aba had
heard, that seifearing folk riad Uj pi
Miw laadiubbars,
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&t sJaa fnMrsftth at espal, tfeaa & ajf
uikt m& bru6bd gat la tha monwyf. To
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the bank account is. in the end it Will
Stenographers and Marriage
The Bill who Is earning a good salary
frequently hesitates on the threshhold ot
marriage, particularly when marriage
means the giving up of her business po
sition, as It all too frequently does. A
case arises here where the girl not only
dislikes the thought of giving up her
Job, but also of losing what she terms
"all tho good time's" that accompany
her fieedom. She writes:
"Dear Helen Adair Please solve my
problem, bocause I can't. I am a young
stenographer nnd hold a gooH-paylng po
sition. I nm very popular with the oppo
site sex. I go to parties and dances, nnd
have a very good time. Now, one of tho
men I go with Is a Bo-cnlltd"gctod fellow,"
and we hnvo Jo'ly times together. I like
him as a friend, but he wants me to
marrv him. If I do this, I lose my posi
tion and all the good times, too. Ho
would like me to give these up. I'm
sure I'll never be happy, as I need my
freedom, but am afraid I'll be left when
I grit too old to frivol. What would you
do in my place? "UNCEHTAlN."
It Is perfectly obvious that you do not
caro for the man. and, therefore, in
your present frame of mind, It w.ould be
very foolish of you to marry him. You
tell me yourself that you would never
bo happy then why think anything more
of the matter? The fear of being "left,"
as you call it, Is hardly tho basis for a
successful or a happy marriage! I would
stonsly advjse you to put all thoughts
matrlmonlalwlse out of your head until
you gain more wisdom.
A Foolish Little Girl
The little stenographer sighed, chewed
on her pencil and looked out of the win
dow. Idly her fingers began to adjust
her hair.
"This French roll Is an awful expense
to me! What with supply hairpins and
combs and time and labor I ought to be
a raving beauty," sho remarked to a
companion at the next desk.
"She's raxing, all right." came the
stage whisper from one offlce boy to an
other, "but beauty gooct night! She
looks like the ruins of a great beauty."
"Well, as I was saying." said the first
speaker, still patting her smooth nnd
glistening coiffure, "Mr. Bryson's that
unreasonable! Why, the other morning
ho came in and I was just taking off my
hat. I guess I was a few minutes late
but 15 or 20 minutes' work won't put him
out of business. Well, my dear, I pulled
my hat off In a hurry, and my hair was
all upset. Would you believe it, that
brute of a man called me down for fixing
It before I took his dictation. He might
have known that I'm from a good, re
fined home and can't stand such treat
ment! Ain't men brutes?"
To Keep Baby Healthy
A prominent physician gives the fol
lowing four rules for keeping the baby
healthy:
Plenty of water for thi skin.
Plenty of milk for tha stomach.
Plenty of fresh air for the lungs.
Plenty of sleep for the brain.
Without an abundance of these four
requisites, he says, perfect health Is ut
terly Impossible. The first requirement
plenty of water for the akin deserves
careful attention. The water used on
the baby's skin should not be cold, or It
may cause a chill and subsequent Inflam
mation. Some children can stand cold
wator, but very, very few, and It Is a
dangerous risk. Hot water la banned,
too. It has a tendency to weaken the
child and make him susceptible to dis
ease. Tepid bathing Is best, and use a
pure castlle soap. Don't let this soap get
Into the child's eyes, as it Is very irritat
ing. A sponge Is better to use than the
ordtnarywash-cloth, because It allows a
stream of water to run over tha child like
a miniature shower,
A few handtuls of common salt added
to the bath will strengthen a baby.
Many skin excoriations can be traced
back to an appalling lack of water. Water
Is one ot the aurost cures, for skin dis
eases. The skin should be dried gently
patted dry, In place of rubbing. Dust
with boracla acid or pure, powdered
starch.
The baby's milk should ba pure. Be
sure of the source from which your milk
comes. Don't depend on a careless, dis
interested milkman. Don't sweeten the
milk too much, It will sour the baby's
stomach,
Tha fresh air should be plentiful from
tha start. If your baby breathes in pure,
natural air, and eats and sleeps reg
ularly, he will look strong and healthy.
Need Misfortune Matter?
But, after all, does misfortune matter
as much as we think It does; or, rather,
need It matter? Need It matter so much
that tba ill winds have come your way,
that you are In pain, or that tha good
things of Ufa have beta taken from you?
It depends upon how w,e regard life.
It w believe wa were placed here simply
to enjoy ourselves, then, of Bourse, it
must matter.
.But if we believe wa were plaeed hra
to be something, and to da something;
and If, with God's help, weifnean that
something to be fulfilled In us, then all
th HI wipds that vr blow cannot fru.
trate God's purpose, and If that purpose
la fulfilled, then In the long run mis
fortune doesn't matter.
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Women's Ways
Chisago has over ? wwo ratr
efeanta. St. J,wils h women's law college.
PfeMadelpUa has a mua glajs.
Mwr,
RtUM laetorias employ over 16e,M
1iBililpU has Ave omen factory
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WHAT THE GIRL BOUND FOR THE SOUTH WILL WEAR.
MODES OF
For those fortunate enough to Include
a Southern trip In the winter's schedule,
a tallleur suit of sportsmanllko cut Is
nn essential of the wardrobe.
Fortunately, the world Is so consti
tuted that tho majority of pcoplo to
whom mnny of the plcasanter things of
life are denied enjoy knowing how the
other half ot the world lives nnd what
It wears.
The suit shown today, therefore, serves
a doubles purpose. It is n good model for
a suit for tho Southern resort and it
brings n whiff of balmy out-of-door air
to those who must stay at home.
There Is still another reason for Its
existence. AH the signs on fashion's
highway point to a return of the simply
cut walking suit for town wear. The
suit pictured Is made of golforo silk, but,
serge or cheviot would make an excep
tional copy for early spring.
It is not alone the business woman who
has grown tired of the incessant chnnges
of style that mako Jt necessary to dis
card a suit before It Is outworn or to
continue to wear It when it Is hope
lessly demode. Even woman of leisure
feel that their time might be better
spent in ways other than those of close
attendance on fashion's vagaries.
The gored skirt that flares slightly Is
a good walking model, and It Is , one
that keeps Its shape without constant
pressing. Tha coat shows the yoke and
the box-plaits ot tho Norfolk jacket,
with the strapped and buttoned pockets
ORCHIDS-INDOORS AND OUT
Orchids at one time occupied the posi
tion among flowers that ermine occupied
among the furs. Xow, any one with the
very smallest glass-enclosed space, a
conservatory ot the moat diminutive
character, can grow not one, but several
very hardy kinds.
Flower growing Is a delightful recrea
tion, and often becomes an absorbing
hobby to tired business people. The bril
liant colors and color combinations of
orchids make thero wonderfully attrac
tive. The old idea that an orchid was an
insidious parasite that resembled. In
mimic, some bird, beast or Insect, has
given way to the truth that an orchid
a fairy more than anything else, a fairy
not expensive and very tenacious ot life.
Orchids can be grown from seeds or
seedlings, quite Ilka other plants, and In
ordinary flower pots. There is a long list
of these really exquisite flowers that will
match any list o( hot-house flower In the
matter of hardiness and the ease with
which they can be grown.
It Is a common supposition that orchids
coma from torrid countries and far away
climes. Many of them do, and from wild
regions practically unexplored except by
the enthusiastic, naturalist.
Yet right here In our own country
there are orchids growing wild that
many people have gathered without
knowing tbat they were orehlds.
There ia a flower called by children
tha Lady Sapper, which la in rtalty a
very fine specimen of orchid. It grows
In the woods usually and blossoms with
other spring flawers,
Thsre are delicate, purplish pink flow
er growing singly or severs) on on
ttim that are found In rleh. marshy
sell. They suggest captured butterflies,
but their real strength of ooastltutlon
belle their fluttering, fragile, appear,
anca.
A hardy yeilow whid, Ibaped Uk
tha pink Lady Slipper. I mill another
of tfee wild orafeWs that Brew la th
Ba4ni States in or own near Wieialty.
These un be transplanted. Kpt not
A uwl jffeiplM. In every WW
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THE HOUR
that are usually a feature ot the hunt
ing coat. The simulated epaulettes show
the trend of the times.
A whole chapter might be written on
the subject of pockets. If man's supe
riority Is really based on the number ot
pockets he possesses he must look to
his laurels, for pockets ore extremely
fashionable just now, and 4hey are worn
boldly on the outside of coats so that
all who run may read.
There are pockets such as those on the
pictured suit, there are pockets betow
the waist nnd above, little pockets and
big, while many skirts come In for a
fair share, even those that are not strictly
tallleur or business or sports skirts.
Jet buttons and a patent leather belt
are details.of the suit that are very smart
Just now. An extra touch is given to the
belt by the enamel buckle, which Is of
exactly the same tone of gray as the
silk of the suit.
Tho little hat is quite conservaUve In
style. It ts a departure from the turban,
but the brim Is very narrow and turns
down over the face. It Is trimmed with
a little wreath of cut velvet balls and
a ribbon bow at the back. It Is worn at
an angle In line with tha present mode.
In a fortnight Philadelphia is to have
a fashion fete, where the Philadelphia
modistes will exhibit model gowns of
their own designing. The proceeds, of
course, are for the poor Belgians, whom
our sympathies compel us to supply with
food and clothing on the one hand, while,
on the other, we supply the belligerents
Without regard to caste or color with
powder and shot and all the ammunition
of the war which we decry.
oral growing of orchids, that are writ
ten In explicit but untechnlcal English
for the guidance of the veriest amateur.
The Ways of Women
Chicago's municipal market is managed
by Miss Kathryn V. Kelley, who haa the
title of "marketmaster."
Mrs.' John Juracek, of St, Louis, can
speak four different languages, while her
husband Is master of four.
Mrs. Eva M. Murphy Is making a great
campaign for election to Congress from
the Sixth Kansas District
The Berlin Fire Department is now
being run by women, who have taken
the place of their husbands called to war.
Miss Catherine Dolan has been sworn
In as a member of the bar in Massa
chusetts, being the fourth of her family
to become a lawyer.
Wellealey College, a female institution,
has put a ban on fudge, claiming1 that it
Interferes with the training of the girl
athletts.
His Answer
We are drifting' toward a paternal form
of government." said the economist
"Pardon me If I correct you." re
sponded tha suffragette, gently, "to be
accurate, you should say a, vmaternal
form at government." V
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What They Want
The Politician : "What is tha next ques
tion to bring before th American peo
ple!" The Voters "Thy have, had questions
enough. 'VVhat tliy wani now is a few
answers,"
The Reason, Why
"Whew I was shipwrecked la Bouth
Amcrie? I came serosa a tribe Of wild
women WUo had so tonjruW'
"Votul hew could they talkt"
"They awridn't; that's wfcat made tfcem
M WtM."
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SOOTHERS AND GRATERS
fly One Who Knows
An article that vill be of real and practical Value to all toho hae to deal villi
t those in trouble.
My life has' been a very happy one on
the whole, quite wonderfully happy, but
about four years ago I had n really bad
tiouble. Both my parents died, rather
suddenly, within a few weeks of each
other, and I was left all alone in the
World.
I had many friends who were very good
to me then. I shall never forget their
kindness. But In spite of my gratitude
I couldn't help dividing them in my mind
Into two groups those who soothed me,
and those who grated on me.
I happened to have a cousin staying
In the house at the time. And though
she was the kindest nnd most warm
hearted girl In tha world, she proved
herself to be a champion grater. I'm
sure she did not mean It but there
wt'ro times when I wanted to run away,
Just In order to get rid of her.
She never would let me forget my grief
for one single moment. She went about
the house on tiptoe, and spoke In a kind
of hushed tone, with a sympathetic ac
cent on everything sho said. And she
was so dreadfully affectionate that she
made me want to scream.
"Yes, dear!" "No, darllngl" camo Into
every sentence she spoke. She was al
wayH saying such things as, "Now do
lie down and rest your poor little self a
bit," or "Eat a good tea. You'll feel ever
so much brighter ' after It, poor little
soul."
I said to her o'nee, "I wish you'd drop
the 'dears' nnd call me by my own name,
Just as you used to do,"
"Oh. I couldn't be so heartless at this
sad time!" she said.
THAT lIAItnOWINC HALF-HOim.
She took a kind of gruesome delight In
recalling llttlo Incidents that brought
tcsrs to her eyes. And, ns for tho letters
of condolence which camo to me, I be
llevo she was never so happy as when
sho was reading thaui and weeping over
them.
The last post at night Is the one that
brings most letters, and I grew so to
dread the harrowing half-hour whlcl I
must spend with my cousin over them
that I sometimes slipped off to bed before
they came. But It was no use.. She
would follow me and sit on the edgo of
my bed In her dressing gown nnd read
all those letters aloud from the first word
to the last. I got so worked up and ex
hausted that I had a dreadful fit of
hysterical crying one night, and she was
quite pleased with that alio said It would
relieve me and do me good In the cud.
For a few weeks, till pcoplo grow used
to the sight of me In my deep mourning,
T, suffered a good deal from folks who
broke off their cheery conversations when
I came near, and tried to put on suitable
expressions of gloom. And for months
I was Irritated by people who Insisted
on speaking of "your poor clear mother,"
or "your poor father." That seemed to
be such dreadful Impertinence Why
WOULD YOU BE BEAUTIFUL?
Blackheads are very often caused by
the llttlo blacks and smuts that fall on
the fnco during the day being allowed to
get Into the pores of the skin. These
Irritate the skin, and blackheads are the
result. So you see It Is very Important
that the skin should be kept absolutely
clean. Perhaps when you read this you
will say: 'VBut I do keep my skin clean.
I wnsh It several times a day." But do
you know that you can wash the face
quite often and yet leave dirt In the skin?
This Is the way to get it out: Before go-
Ing to bed at night fill your basin with
hot water, put a handful of fine oatmeal
Into it, and with a face cloth one of those
porous ones, which you can buy at any
druggist's for a few cents sponge the
face over thoroughly. If you put oatmeal
in the water, you will not find it neces
sary to use soap. Dry tha face with a
soft towel. Now take a little pure faca
cream and apply It gently to the face.
Hub It Into tha skin. Then take a per
fectly clean handkerchief, or a piece of
soft linen, and wipe the cream on the
face. You will find that the rag Is covered
with little specks of dirt. Wipe the face
thoroughly all over, and Anally wash it
again in warm water, so tbat every ves-.
tlge ot grease is removed. Some people
advise leaving cream on the face all
night but this Is unwise, aa grease Is very
inclined to make hair grow on the face.
But at the same time, the use of cream
on the akn -keeps It soft and clear.
Massage should be good for your double
chin. Stroke gently upward, using a
little cream an the tip ot the Angers to
avoid Irritating th skin.
In the winter many people are troubled
with red, chapped hands, but thj cart
be prevented, if one lakes a little tvouble.
Of course, aa you know. It Is very Import
ant to see that the hands are always
thoroughly dried fitter washing, espe
cially In the winter; but It Is not aKwaya
an easy matter to get them quite! dry.
Try this: Rub the hands over with a
little bran or One oatmeal after dcylng
them, because If they are at all dimp.
this will help to absorb tha moisture. The
hands should be covered with greao be
fore going to bed at night; but if cream
Is used on the hands. It la Just aa well to
use gloves, otherwise the stitets btfierne
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HOUSEHOLD,
should people dare to pity Dad and Mum
after death, when they would never haf
ventured to do It during life?
A FHIBND IN NEED,
But thero were plenty of soothing peo
pie, as well as grating ones. Mrs. Jolt
rles, down the rosd, was a splendid
soother. When I couldn't stand my
cousin any more, I used to slip ownv to
her sometimes, nnd she waa nlways glad
to see me and always kindly and quiet
ing. Sho never said much, and she never
did much. Sho would go on with her
work, whatever It was, and Just let me
sit there till I felt better. She didn't
stare at me or ask me questions, and
yet she managed to convey such a feel
ing of sympathy that I knew I could tell
her anything, and she would always Un
derstand. WhaN-I appreciated specially was her
naturalness. She didn't seem to think
that she must banish tho smile from her
face, and hush the children from their
playing, nnd talk only on dismal subjects.
Just because n white-faced, red-eyed girl
In a black frock happoned to have slipped
In for a few minutes. On tn'e contrary.
she smiled moro broadly than ever, and
made little Jokes, and spoko to me In
Just the same cheery voice that sho used
to her own girls.
One of tho worst things about any
great sorrow Is the strangeness that It
brings. All your life becomes strange
nnd changed at once. People look at
you differently, and speak to you In a
now wny. Nothing Is normal nnd fami
liar, ind you get So tired of the strange
ness that you appreciate anything normal
nnd ordinary more than you havo ever
done In your life. That's one reason
why I liked going to Mrs. Jeffries so
much. I think, and why I nlways cam
away from her house feeling better. She
was so ordinary and untraglo that the.
very sight of her did me good.
Then I was very grateful to one ot
my friends a girl a little older than my
selfwho provided me with new Interests
when all the fuss of the funeral was
over, and I was In danger of slipping
Into a slack, melancholy kind of state.
She came and dragged me out with her,
though . I was unwilling to go. 'She
made me meet people, though I shrank
from them.
That friend, and two or three others,
showed the great kindness of holding
back from me a little at first, and then
coming forward afterwards when I really
wanted them. A person In great troubls
often gets too many attentions at first.
But. after a few weeks, there comes a
kind of slack time, when folks in gen
eral havo expressed their sympathy, nnrt
all the fuss and excitement of the changn
Is over. Then a friend who comes for
ward with cheery words apd kind offers
of help can do a great deal towards
bringing back some of tho joy and csn- ,
tentment of happier days.
sticky and unpleasant. Any old pair ot
wash-leather gloves will do, provided they
are absolutely clean. Cut a few holes In
the palm to allow for ventilation. '
Concerning Women x
Of the 183,851 voters registered In Los
Angeles, Cal., 53,160 are women.
Women are being drilled for duty as
members ot London's police force.
Miss Evelyn O.- Drummond-ls'the .only
naturalized woman In Montgomery
County, Pa.
Forty per cent ot the registered voters
In Benton County, Wash., aro women.
Peasant women In Belgium have been
providing gifts of bread and beer for tha
soldiers. '
New York, Illinois and Massachusetts
are opposed to having eugenlo marriage
laws.
(Cake Without Eggs
Take one pound of flour, three ounces
of butter, three ounces of lard, half a -pound
of currants, half a pound of sul
tanas, half a, pound ot 'brown sugar, two
small teaspoonfuls of carbonate of soda,
one small teaspoonful ot grated nutmed '
a pinch, of salt, two ounces of candled,
peel cut very fine, about one gill of milk
and half a tablespoonful of vinegar.
Method: Put the flour, salt and spice
Into a dry bowl, and rub In the lard and t
butter until very fine, then add the fruit,
etc., and mix well. Mix the soda with
the milk, to which add the vinegar, etlr
Into the dry ingredients sufficient to make
a stiff mixture, pour into a well-greased
tin, and bake in a moderate oven one
and a half or two hours.
Unselfish
They had Just been married and were
about to start on their wedding trip.
Aa is the custom with bridegrooms h
waa embarrassed to the point of forest
fulness, but h met the situation like an
expert,
"Why, Harry, you bought only on
ticket," said the bride reproachfully.
"Just like me. dear-," aald Harry quickly,
"always forgetting myself."
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"Hi was engaged to a charming widow
at one time."
"Yes, and be says h will always look
back, upon It aa ona of the most delightful ,
To Clean Hats
A teaspoonful of ammonia to half a cup
of tea Is excellent for cleaning black felt
hats or black coats, Apply this with
soft clean cloth.
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Novelties
,-. display qt delicious. aweeU, artistic
mieriaiBing povwtiea rep tjws table or
sir Js now ready. "
ther mireiiaalne or twt. IbsbmUm is
6 :
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Glaee Fruit, tfce fiatet evr, ia
woou mxm, 11. w, 310. $i.iu.
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