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The Rev. Dr. Talmage once told his
congregation that nine-tenths of all
divorces are due to the temptations of the
summer vacation, and he warned -women
not to go off on a summer vacation
unless they were willing to risk losing
their husbands
Is Dr. Talmago right or wrong? Does
the summer vacation promote domestic
felicity, or Is It the first aid to the divorce
Is a woman more sure of being In a
man's thoughts when she Is so directly
under his eye that It Is physically im
possible to forget her. or does he think
most tenderly of her when she Is far
away, and her remoteness makes a trans
figuring haze that magnifies her charms
and conceals her faults?
Should a wife. In particular, who de
Elres to retain her husband's affection,
give him her society In allopathic or
homeopathic doses?
Ttvo Views, About Husbands.
This Is a problem concerning which
there Is a great diversity of opinion In
feminine circles. Some -women contend
that, as man Is but a creature of habit
and Imperfectly domesticated at best. It
Is never safe to let him quit eating out
of your hand, while other women hold
that more love Is bored to death than
Is killed In any other way.
And both of these opposite theories
have a certain degree of right on their
We all admit that propinquity is the
great match-maker, and If It Is so valu
able In catching a man It should be
equally useful In holding him. The wo
men who subscribe to this belief are
those who never leae their husbands
for a single day, and Insist upon sharing
all of their work and pleasure Theirs
is the matrimonial trust spirit to estab
lish such an Iron-bound monopoly over
a man that It will head off all competi
tion. It cannot be denied that there Is much
to be said In support of this view of the
situation There is nothing for keeping
a man home of evenings like knowing
he has to render an account of himself
If he Is absent, and the fear of his wife
Is the beginning of virtue In more hus
bands than we wot of.
Lor Can Die of Ennui.
Not all of the arguments, however, are
on the side of those who contend that
lovo must bo alwajs a personally con
ducted excursion; for If love can die of
loneliness In the absence of Its beloved,
it is equally susceptible to the blight
ing Influence of ennui, and the deadest
dead love in the world is that which has
yawned Itself into the grave.
In married life there can be no gain
Baying the fact that the majority of peo
ple quarrel because they see too much
of each other, and thus get on each otn
er's nerves If most couples were only
married three days a week, Instead of
ecven. there would be fewer divorces.
The great tragedy of absence between
married people Is when they must be
parted for a long time. Then the Inev
The Puzzle Circle is very busy.
For. In spite of the fact thathe new
contest Is both short and simple. It hau
its rough places.
Contestants who went right to work oil
our 2-cent stamp as soon as the Sun
day edition of The Herald was out, sailed
along famously over the puzzle until they
reached the eighth number. There they
met their Waterloo.
Up to the present time no one has
found the correct thing on a 2-cent
stamp with which to answer Linear
variations of color"
No. 14 n Stumbling Bloclf.
Many hae also stumbled over No. 14.
Price paid for convelng a letter."
which sounds perhaps easier than any
other number of the puzzle. Since there
are several undeniable things on a stamp
that might answer this number few have
, fctruck the correct one.
Let no one be discouraged on account
of these things however, for It Is quite
possible that no one will get the little
puzzle solved in its entirety. Although it
Is simple, there are some numbers which
might be answered by several things
found on a 2-cent stamp, which Intro
duces Just enough uncertainty to make
the puzzle interesting
To those who are sending me sugges
tions for further contests let me say
that the suggestion of a certain sort of
puzzle should bo accompanied by the
puzzle you wish used
Very man; interesting puzzles havo
been suggested, but they were not pre
pared and submitted.
Don't forget that jou are choosing your
own contests and that you may earn
$2 for a clever contest suggestion while
you are winning a prize for solving the
present puzzle.
Any Idea that Is out of the ordinal
and of Interest to every woman, whether
lit Is a puzzle or otherwise, will meet
'with consideration, so do not hesitate
to state frankly Just the sort of contest
you prefer on The Herald's Page for
Every Woman. J. C M,
Motor or traveling coats aro no longe.
beyond the reach of even the most mod
est purse. Pongee In the natural color
Is the most serviceable material, with
the possible exception of linen.
At a house which bears a rather excep
tional reputation for coats are to lhi
found some bargains dear to all women's
souls In these garments. Imagine a long
seml-flttlng coat of fine pongee, with a
sailor collar of black satin, a long satin
tie, handsome buttons, well tailored, and
with lines that could not be rivaled by
a much more expensive coat for 20.
Also linen coats In several models are
Cold Storage
The low, even temperature
maintained protects and pre
serves the Furs. Furs repaired
and altered at summer prices.
itable changes that are always taking
place in character go on. One goes for-
,ward and one goes backward: for it
rarely happens that two people who are
apart keep the same step.
Ufe has no bitterer moment than that
which reunites many a couple after u
long absence and shows them, disillusion
ed to each other.
If they had remained together, they
would not have noticed the little changes
In each other; but when they meet aftei
the separation of a jear they see the
difference, little weaknesses, little pecu
liarities, little narrownesses, little defects
that grate and that slay love.
All of which goes to show that in ab
sence safety lies in the golden mean, a
little of it makes the heart grow fonder,
but too much is fatal.
Absence should be taken Intermittently
and In small and broken doses.
Made in Simple Lines of Ex
pensive Materials.
Now come some very fantastic Japa
nese coat fashions. Their materials are
expensive, It Is true, nut many of them
are made on the simplest kimono lines
and can be copied easily by the woman
who has taste and an old kimono for
model, even If she has but very little
Bklll with the needle.
A coat, for instance, which In chiffon
can be used either as a tea gown or In
satin or etamlne for afternoon or even
ing wear on the street, is made In this
very simple fashion.
A straight length of very wide material
is used. When folded in half It should
fall from the shoulder as far down as
the coat Is to reach.
Silt Up tbe Middle.
The front breadth Is slit up the middle
and the silt extends a little way down
the back to form the back of the neck.
It can be left V shape or be rounded out
In the back, according to the trimming
to bo used.
The selvage or outer edge of the ma
terial Is turned back several times to
form a cuff for the sleeve, and the two
sides of the material are tacked together
below the space allowed for the arm to
come through.
The bottom of the coat Is hemmed and
can be embroidered or trimmed with one
of the band embroideries. A band of em
broidery or a bios band of satin can be
used for the neck and the front trim
ming. The coat should fasten in front with
frogs of gold braid or ribbon or braid or
naments. shown, some with kimono sleeves, others
with plain tailored coat sleeves.
One particularly good model is a lone,
loose, perfectly cut, and tailored coat of
Holland linen, buttoning closely with a
strap at the throat, nice, deep, cozy, use
ful pockets, shoulders that will lend an
air of smartness to any figure, and last,
but not least, priced J6.
Cream of Wheat with Strawberries and
Golden Rod Eggs
Buttered Toast Coffee
Manhattan Sandwiches
St. Honore Cream
Nut Cookies Tea
Spring Soup Zweiback
Baked White Fish with Parsley Butter
Mashed Potatoes Creamed Cauliflower
Cress, Celery, and Nut Salad
Strawberry Shortcake Coffee
Manhattan Sandwiches For each sand
wich, three thin slices of bread, one of
ham, one of chicken, and two good let
tuce leaves. Butter bread on one side
and put together as follows: Bread, let
tuce, ham, bread, chicken, lettuce, bread.
Cut diagonally.
St. Honore Cream (Janet M. HUD Sift
together half a cup of flour and one tea
spoonful of salt till thoroughly blended,
then stir and cook In one cup of scalded
milk; let cook fifteen minutes, then add
the beaten yolks of three eggs and fold
in the whites, beaten dry. Flavor wlfR
grated orange or lemon rind or vanilla
Spring Soup Simmer two heads of let
tuce, one pint of sorrel, one cup of small
dandelion leaves In two ounces of butter
for ten minutes, stirring constantly: then
add three pints of stock, and boil gently
one hour. Strain and serve.
Zweiback is twice-baked bread cut in
small cubes and baked until brown and
Parsley Butter Cream four tablespoon
fuls of butter and add the Juice of a
small lemon and a teaspoonful of minced
parsley; season with one-fourth teaspoon
ful of salt and dash of pepper.
Date Fie.
Simmer slowly one pound of dates In
enough milk to cover. Sift them through
a sieve to free from the stones; add one
half cup sugar, the yolks of three eggs,
a little cinnamon and a pint of boiled
3ake In deep lined plates, as for custard
pie. Whip the whites of the eggs and
frost, having flavored the frosting slightly
with vanilla. Brown nicely. This Is suf
ficient for two pies. . "
Hew Silk Material.
One sees many smart tailor-made gowns-
cumpoBea oi moire vciuurs or popun in
night bine or black, but the new wide
moire bengallne Is a sumptous fabric that
invites experiment. It Is richer and
Daily Fashion Talk for Herald Readers
Combination Illustrated Insures
Flatness Around the Hips, With
Neither Lines Nor Wrinkles.
It Is a Very Satisfactory Model
for Every Woman.
In making the dresses of the present time the
main consideration is the preservation of the slender,
youthful outline which fashion has decreed shall be
retained. This cannot be done if the underwear is
at all bulky, and it has been found that the use of
the combination style of underwear is a great help
in reducing the amount of material which must
be covered by the outer garment.
Of course, the arrival -of summer means also
that sheer materials will be used to the exclusion of
nearly all others, at least in all dresses except the
plain tailor-made styles. This makes the demand
for compact underwear insistent, and it is impossi
ble to be well dressed without giving this point due
Many of the newer garments are cut in a single
piece, and for these there is no material quite equal
to embroidered flouncing. Manufacturers are mak
ing it in many different widths with the same pat
tern adapted to them, and in this manner we can
purchase the narrow flouncing for the corset covers
which we make, while wider pieces are obtainable
for the petticoats and drawers.
Colored Underwear Pretty.
The liking for underwear madeof colored ma
terials adds a very pretty note to the outfit for sum
mer wear. The dainty pink and blue and lilac flower
designs which are found in organdie are often used,
and the silk and cotton mixtures in delicate color
ings take their turn as well.
All materials, whether white or colored, are very
elaborately trimmed or embroidered. The idea of
flatness is always borne in mind, however, and the
edgings are put on flat, and any quantity of inser
tions are used. Ribbon, beading, inserted medal
lions, and, of course, the loveliest of hand work are
all pressed into the service of the wearer of dainty
Take for example the combination shown in the
accompanying illustration. It is certainly charming
just as shown, made of wide flouncing, the corset
cover seamed down the center of the back, to insure
flatness here, and allowed a very little fullness in
front. The deep yoke gives absolute plainness
around the hips, and the fact that the flouncing is
attached with pleats instead of gathers means that
there will be no lines or wrinkles anywhere.
Pattern 4914 is cut in sizes 32 to 44 inches bust
measure. The above pattern can be obtained by
sending 10 cents to the office of The Washington
Cost of This Suit in Three Materials
5 yards of embroidered flouncing, 17 Inches
wide, at 40c -$2.10
1 yard of plain cambric for yoke, at 15c '.15
1 yard of beading for iTnlstbnnd, at 10c 10
5 yards, at 15c a .S3
1 yard of bending for TvaUtband, at 10c 10
IVi yards of narrow edging, at 5c .08
2V& yards, at SSc a .03
Little Bed
rHAT is that?" asked
For the moment her
mother did not answer and
again came the sweet little
song, somewhere high up from
the great elm tree just across
the street, from Marion's pi
azza. "What is it?" asked Marion
again, as she rose from her lit
tle rocking chair and went
close to the piazza rail.
"Why, it is the robin red
breast singing to the rain," an
swered her mother.
"To the rain?" questioned
Marion, wrinkling up her nose
in a perplexed sort of way.
Yes, answered her motner.
And then Marion, drawing her chair
up close, listened in wonderment at the
wonderful story. v
"You see," began her mother, "the
grass and all the growing things live
very close to the ground, and during
long stretches of dry weather they suf-
tt- ro murh frnm thirst. Cif course,
you can see for yourself that they are
,it a far awav from the c!nud where
the rain lives as possibly could be, and
so, of course, when they wish to talk
with the clouds they must do it through
someone who has the power to get
nearer the sky.
"And so the robin does it for them,"
interrupted Marion.
'Yes, that is the pretty part of the
story," continued her mother.
"It was ever so manv vears' ago. at
a time when it only rained, when the,
clouds felt like it For .months the
s y FCTkv i mrk
nllMll w Ifdl ill Bl llffll nik
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ers, unable to stand the drought longer,
them aeain.
"And then, one day. there camtf hop-
ping along over the sun-parched grass
a very hungry robin redbreast He'
did so want to find a big, fat worm, but
there weren't any fat worms in such
dry soil as that"
"Oh, dear me," said the robin, "I am
fin hunffrv."
Now, up to that time, the growing
things had never tallml to anvnne out-
side of their own kind, but when they
saw the sad look, on the little robin's
face and heard him sadly say that he
was very, very hungry, they just had
to speak to him, and of a sudden a
pretty, sweet fern bush, which Sad been
chosen to do the talking, spoke p and
said: "Little robin, perhaps -we may
help each other."
The little robin stood; still, amazed,
fWho'js this that speaksto mer T
SmiW t n f 1 T 1 ' flfni
am Wt I
"You say we can help each
other? Please tell me how?"
asked the robin, politely.
"Why, you are seeking a
great, fat worm," continued
the sweet fern bush, "and my
people and I want cool water
to drink, The soil which we
live in is so very dry that the
worms just will not come up
to the surface."
"And you want me to get
you rain!" interrupted the
robin, "but how on earth can
I?" he added, mystified.
The little sweet fern, in
spite of his suffering for lack
of water, laughed merrily.
"Why, it is easy," he' said. "All you
ave to do is to fly up to some high
" and atng a beautiful song to the
clouds. The ram loves music and will
co. dwn .to hear "
J WI" try. I will try," chirped
the-robin, and flying to the top of a
nearby tree, he opened his tiny throat
a sanf as he had never sung before.
And that night the rain fell and the
growing things lifted high their heads '
and loved the cooL refreshing rain-
drth? robm & h,s at worm?'
" Marion.
cs and many of them, answered
n . mother.
t0 the elm tree across the street
tn'on&'rpfj the robm came again,
nt night, as Mann ley awake in
ftff cr -1!? prctty toPr' "
f?11 raindrops pttnng on
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Thesonff of the robm had -been aa-
So great Is the demand for novel was
of entertaining, particularly by those good
patient women who plan . all sorts of
functions to raise church funds, that I
am confident a unique affair that was
given last week In Washington will meet
with both appreciation and Imitation.
A Journey through Holland, Greece,
Spain, and Italy was arranged by the
ladles of Waugh Church, the cost of
which to each voyager was 35 cents. This
price Included transportation and enter
tainment In each country visited, which
was a remarkably low figure.
Ticket holders assembled at the ap
pointed hour at the church, where sight
seeing cars awaited them.
This trip abroad was made In automo
biles, and four countries were visited In
the space of three hours.
The apartment of Mrs. R. H. Parker
Lemon .Tnice in Shampoo
Adds to Its Whiteness.
White hair, like white gowns, neea.i
careful handling, or it soon Is ugly and
Ill-kept looking.
Bushes and combs should be washed
every day or so. A dirty brush makes
white hair dull.
Ordinary shampoo mixtures are apt to
make white hair streaky. The best for
It Is made from the whites of two egg
mixed lightly with a teaspoonful of warm
Rub mixture well Into scalp, parting
hair In strands, and also washing long
hair. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm
water, then cold. Either spring or filtered
water should be used on white hair.
Vme Tonlca irlth Care.
Many tonics used with good effect
even on golden hair are not suitable for
white-haired women. If carefully applleo.
crude oil can be used occasionally or a
little white vaseline may be rubbed Into
the scalp.
In using any grease keep It off long
hair, as It acts as a dust collector and
dulls the luster of hair.
White hair to be lovely must have a
silvery tint, vvnen me nair js i yeppc.
and salt stage It can sometimes be made
white quickly by Intelligent treatment by
a professional.
Shampooing the hair with lemon Is ex
cellent for white hair. Put half the cut.
lemon In a thin muslin cloth and rub
over scalp, which has first been thorough
ly wet.
Noncontagious skin diseases are usual
ly caused by overfeeding and want of
exercise, or. paradoxical as It may seem,
by poor or unsuitable food and general
neglect. The disease Is a blod complaint,
resulting from the assimilative organs
not fulfilling their functions.
This may affect any part of the body:
the skin is first Inflamed In patches
ehowing In white dogs almost a scarlet
redness through the coat: a sticky exuda
tion Is given off from the skin and forms
into scabs; these scabs fall off. takltit,
the hair with them, leaving the skin
In a red. Inflamed state.
To Trent Surfeit.
First give a dose of saline purgative
medicine, such as Epsom salts, the dose
being from one drachm to one ounce,
according to the size of the dog; this
medicine should be dissolved in hot
water, but not given until cold. To the
sore places an eczema cure should b
freely applied twice or thrice a day. as
it removes Irritation, which at times Is
very great, and assists the healing of
the part.
A dose of aperient biscuits every thira
day will In these cases exercise a bene
ficial effect Sometimes, as an alterna
tive, a little oil of tar may be appllea
with a flannel. This should be repeated
every day for two or three days, or until
the part Is healed.
Dogs affected with this complaint must
be allowed variety In their diet, which
should consist of flbrine biscuits, oat
meal, or rice and vegetables mixed with
some gravy or soup.
A little flowers of sulphur, from suffi
cient to cover a dime to enough to cover
a half dollar, according to the size of
1F the.busy'corner- c
Eiul to Msst 12c Kill's
Not only are these lawns pretty to the eye. but they will pake up
Into the coolest kind of dresses, and clothed In one you can safely defy
V1 Floral designs for those who want them, and In bud and full blown
varieties with Foliage: also dots, rings, and figures. r
Mostly fwhlte'gTounds. They are ZT inches .wide. . .-
Can you afford to delay longer
represented Holland, the first country
to be visited by the sight-seers. The
guests arriving In the automobiles were
received by Mrs. W. H. De Shields and
her assistants, all of whom were gowned
In the national costumes of the Nether
lands. The walls were decorated with pictures
of Dutch boys and girls and flags.
During the refreshments of pretzels ana
Iced tea the party took as Its subject of
conversation the country being visited,
which, with the Dutch decorations and
characteristic refreshments, made the
scene very real and interesting.
No Consideration for Distance.
Having no consideration for distance to
be traversed, the tourists sped away In
the big sight-seeing cars to the home of
Mrs. A. H. Thompson, which, for the oc
casion, was Greece.
Here again suitable refreshments were
served,' and the home visited was trans
formed Into the country It was represent
ing, the tourists entering the spirit of the
artistic little country as soon as they
were admlted to Mrs. Thompson's home,
where Greek statues pleased the eye, and
many pictures of Grecian ruins helped
to carry out the Idea.
From Greece the party went to Italy,
represented for the day In the home ofi
Mrs. Stratton, In Massachusetts avenue. "
An organ grinder and monkey furnished
a typical Italian entertainment, while
the travelers were served with such Ital
ian refreshment as spaghetti, and talked
of the old and the new Italy.
From Italy to Spain was but a de
lightful few minutes ride, where Spanish
girls gave a tambourine drill, and where
olives and saltines were tendered the
globe trotters. In the home of Mrs. Hardy.
Souvenirs Are Given.
Souvenirs of each country were given
the travelers, and after the Journey was
at an end they returned to America,
which was represented in the church,
where they had refreshments typical of
America. Ice cream and cake. Here the
travelers discussed at leisure the pleas
ure of visiting Europe In an automobile
for the sum of 35 cents.
When news of this entertainment reach
ed Holland, the conductors of the party
received a cablegram of thanks for the
compliment paid the Queen of that coun
try. The touring Europe entertainment was
one of the most successful and unique
ever glen In Washington, and the ladles
of Waugh Church declare that they
could have had as many to Join the party
as they could have furnished transpor
tation for had they advertised the affair
beyond their own church circle.
It is certain that they might have made
a. larger charge for so great a variety of
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entertainment as they furnished without
hearing any mumbling from the travel
ers. Where the touring Europe plan Is tried
in churches of small towns I would sug
gest that other means of conveyance
could be used with as much success as
the automobiles were used here.
the dog; with half the quantity of cream
of tartar, may be mixed with the food
every morning.
Dob; Should Be Exercised.
The dog should' be given plenty or
exercise. In some chronic cases of
eczema1, when the treatment above Indi
cated does not prove effective, a course
of tonic should be given. An alterna
tive treatment Is the following:
Quinine bisulp 13 gr.
Tlnct. gent 6 dr.
Sirup orange 6 dr.
Dilute sulph. add 10 minims.
Dose One teaspoonful per 20 lbs. of
weight of dog.
A little meat may be added to the bis
cuit, which should be given broken up
small and soaked in soup. In some cases
which have been standing a long time
good effect follows the dressing of the
patient all over with sulphur ointment
made with vaseline or with Sanltaa vet
erinary ointment.
Masses of foliage In the color of the
hat, piled over the crown.
Buckles, carbochons and other orna
ments made of lace Tuscan and studded
with corals or tUTquolses.
Butterflies and fans formed by wide,
pleated satin ribbon.
Heavy cord-shlrred effects In the rib
bon garnitures of all kinds.
Fancy brim facings of layers of vari
colored net or chiffon.
Wide, flat ostrich trimming bands
overlaid with roses.
Hand some brim bands of braid. Jew
eled or Jet embroidered.
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