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ewpoirvi WHAT ANNE RITTENHOUSE SAYS ? The Martine Curtain. Special Correspondence of The Star. PARIS, July 23.?I spent a morning at Martine's, a place which is fathered by Paul Poiret and which bears the unmistakable mark of his personality from the blue vase at the entrance to i the opalescent sea shells through which J the electric light shines in the bath-; room. The interest in this place id: absorbing, but it would not serve as a fashion article, although it deflects some of the enthusiasm of the Ameri can women here from the great dress making houses; but there is such a strong connection between the house of Martine and many of the present summer fashions that one involunta rily combines the two In one's mind. Martine's has somehow crystallized much that was vague and uncertain about the gospel of primitive coloring and uneducated lines. All of these things were flying around the air un til they were consolidated by Poiret In this school, which goes by the name of Martine, whether or not its critics give it the benefit of originality. One constantly hears that this school began in Munich, or that it was cradled in Vienna, or that Paul Iribe really started it; but in the layman's mind this whole theory of art in dress and bouse decoration bears the name of Martine. just as a certain severity of line and brilliancy in woman's apparel bears the name of Poiret. Martine and the Fashions. This house on the Faubourg St. Honore is primarily constructed to sup ply house and theatrical decoration. It has done much of both. One cannot idly put up Martine curtains in a room that has no other suggestion of Mar tine, just as one cannot wear a Poiret coat with a nameless skirt. Martine and Poiret are epochs and periods in themselves. The fashionable world speaks of a Martine room as it does of a Georgian house, but there is so strong a general movement toward the Martine colorings that one can take suggestions from this house of interior decorations and apply them to the costumes. This is what dozens of women aie doing. For example: There are flat sailor hats for the country, made of flowered cretonne and silk, originated by Mar tine. These are worn in the country with white frocks and brilliantly col ored topcoats. There are hats for the seashore and for gardens shaped like a bowl, untrimmed, and held on by a bridle of velvet under the chin. There are broad striped cottons for curtains that women are taking up for waistcoats, those gay Louis XV waist coats that the women over there in dulge in morning and afternoon. There are broadly striped black and white awning materials that the women are using for separate skirts for the country until Thanksgiving. There are cushion materials in pale green silks with huge black polnsettias as the de sign that they are using for tunics BY LILLIAN E. YOUNG. There Is something Irresistible about an ivory white taffeta?maybe the yellow mauve shadows in Its folds and the glint in s silvery high lights make it so?at any rate, a great many of the most be witching frocks and gowns of the sea son are made of it and it is considered one of the smartest fabrics of the mo ment Just the mention of ivory taffeta and white chiffon, with touches of Jade em broidery and dark fur, sounds tempting to say the least, and, indeed, it was all of that, as seen in the original of to day's sketch. ivory taffeta was used for the Jaunty sleeveless jumper, with its smart little shouider cape, and for the basque girdle and skirt The gUiinpe and tunic iiounces v,*.. bi a-hite ci.it:Oil. :t ? :ut read: . t-e seen without much ? :-tion ' ? a v ery s.m4 ie pat-j ie;-:? the juu??-?-r was cut. 'ihe gu:inpe, ( too. w;?,o o: t.ie ;:'.uinent kimono-sleeved j variety, wiiii a small riaiing collar at the V neck and iron;* crossed softly over j the .-usL The Lack was hiduen by a; cape.Ae drapery, mounted across the shuu.deis troin arm to am. with a cord in? ai.u pieated heading. The lower edge did not extend much below the waist line, was curved slightiy downward at the center and bordered with skunk. A simple embroidered motif was worked In jade floes to form a border above the skirt hem. and similarly above the fur border of the cape, while either side of the Jumper blouse showed a touch of the same just above the girdle. The two tunic flounces were mounted with a line of flat folds all round and are "lifted" at the center front. The skunk bordered basque-girdle was one of the newest notes. It tied in a rather large bow at the back, so that it shows just be low the edge of the cape. FOR AND EMBROIDERY ADD A MOTE Of CHARM TO THIS TAFFETA FROCK. Cleaning Flannel*. To remove e tains from white flannel ?ulta and ?!mllar things, try rubbing than) with a mixture compo?d of equal porta of yolk of and glycerin. Let thta remain on for an hour and then wash la the uaual way. A FROCK MADE OF MARTINE SILK WITH FLOUNCES OF LACE. over narrow black satin skirts, which are cut In pointed scallops at the hem to be in harmony with the large flow ers. New Velvets Attractive. The new materials which Martine was showing yesterday for house deco ration were immediately taken up by certain Individuals for women's ap pareL The texture was thin, the background deep blue or green or Bur gundy red with small fruits or primi tive flowers placed stiffly at intervals with a kind of awkward gracefulness that characterises the Martine stuffs. GINGER PEARS.?Use six pounds of granulated sugar, the Julse and grated rind of four lemons, a quarter of a pound of green ginger root which has been boiled, a cupful of water, to eight pounds of pears, quartered and sliced. Boll for three hours and then remove the ginger root. Pack in Jars. PEAR COCKTAIL.?Remove the skin from ripe, well flavored pears and cut the fruit into dice. Add half as much grapefruit pulp and juice as there is pear. Add a tablespoonful of sherry for every cupful of pulp. Serve In tall stemmed glasses as an appetizer. PEARS CANNED WITHOUT COOK ING.?Pare and halve the fruit, remov ing the core. Weigh and to each pound allow a sirup made from a cupful o: water .and a cupful and a half of sugrr :>nd two or three drops of lemon Juice. Let the sirup come to a boil and bo> for ten minutes. Steam the fruit In a sieve over hot water for ten minute*. Then put the pears in sterilized car and fill nearly to the top with the sirup. Add a teaspoonful of brandy to each can and seal. SLICED PEAR&?Pare and core ripe pears and slice them with a silver knife, as a steel knife blackens them. Chill them thoroughly and serve them with cream and sugar. This dish Is a delicious hot-weather dessert and pos sesses the advantage of novelty in most households. STUFFED PEARS.?Core and remove the skins from large pears and stuff them with chopped nuts and dates, seeded. Put them close together ill a baking dish and add Just enough water to keep them from burning. Bake them, covered, until they are quite tender, and then chill thoroughly. Serve with cream, whipped, or with a sauce made of melted marshmallows. BAKED WITH MERINGUE.?Remove the akin from ripe pears, core them and slice them In thick slices Into a baking dish. Add a little lemon Juice and bake, covered, until tender. Then add a meringue, with a tabespoonful of sugar to each white of egg, and brown delioately. (Copyright, 1914, by tie McClure Newspaper 8yn dic&tft.) White Feathers. The large white feather fan, quite a screen In size, is being used by the smartest of London and Paris this season, writes a London correspondent. One beautiful model is exactly like the treasured fan of a decade ago. for the feathers, loosely curled, are mount ed upon pale amber sticks and the sticks have diamond solitaires on the binges. But the uncurled kind Is liked also and Is very picturesque. The flat bandeau of very fine dia monds is worn In the balr. At the opera It Is charmingly noticeable, and nothing mars the exquisite "line" of the coiffure that it adorns. Shoulder straps of diamonds keep their vogue and sparkle with a thousand tires, but girls are wearing Just one narrow rivulet of scliitlllating stones on one shoulder, half lost among the tulle folds of the corsage. It is noticeable that flowers are less worn in the evening. Even the single blossom Is too substantial for the flimsv corsage of lace or tulle, unless it be' packed against one shoulder, a favorite position. Perhaps, also. It in l terferes, when tucked into tho sash, I with the long chain of pearls or dia monds that falls in an unbroken line below the waist. Swift * Company's Sales of Hwl la Wash., D. C., for the week ending Satur day, Aug. 15, averaged as follows: Do mestic beef, 13.8a cents per pound.?Ad vertisement. Washing Ivory. To keep French Ivory white wash It with alcohol instead of water. This Is particularly useful in caring for the popular toilet sets and similar articles. Piano keys should also be cleaned in this way. Water should not be used on them. Morning Hats. For morning wear the new sailor hats are large and flat. They are cov ered with black or navy straw and half lined with velvtet. Then two or three very smart white wings are fastened to the crown "Just anyhow." The best effects are obtained by?ap parently?careless arrangements. While speaking of morning hats one must not neglect to signal large vel vet d&hUas, in natural colors, were placed. These flowers were beautifully made, and the dark flowers had light centers, while the hearts of the pale dahlias were quite dark; each flower was framed In its own leaves, and stalks were very much in evidence. Egglesi Sherbet. Sherbet is an ice of such endless useful ness that the housekeeper is sure to wel come a recipe that will tend to lessen its costliness. As the whites of eggs alone make it expensive, It is well to pass along the information that a superior, smooth sherbet can be made by substituting flour for the whites of eggs. The flour should be one level tablespoonful to every cupful of sugar, and the two should be very thorughly mixed together while dry. Pour over the sugar and flour one quart of boil ing water (to each cupful of sugar) and let boil for five minutes. Then add the flavoring fruit juices, or fruit, exactly as you would for ordinary sherbet. Care must be taken, in making a different quantity of sherbet, to use one table spoonful of flour to each cupful of sugar, If the sherbet is to be a success. Mushrooms. Take six mushrooms and chop them finely; add to these a little chopped ba con and powdered or minced thyme. Fry for a few moments, then add the beaten yolks of two eggs and a little milk, and stir until cooked. Have ready as many large, flat mushrooms as will be re quired, nicely skinned and stalked. Pile some of the mixture on each and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Put some small pieces of butter on the top. Bake on a greased dish for half an hour and serve on little rounds of buttered toast. Quilts for Baby. For a summer cover on baby's crib > or coacb there is a charming fancy in blue or pink linen with a wide white border, the whole quilted as though it were of silk. On the colored centers are appliqued fascinating white bunnies with long ears, cut out of white linen with embroidered black eyes, stitched on the quilt by the maker. Novel Embroidery. For blankets the latest brides take pleasure in embroidering in silk, immense monograms the color of the satin ribbon with which the blankets are bound. The same monogram may be used which is selected for sheets or. toweling and a pair of handsome blankets so bound and embroidered makes a gift which will be welcomed by any bride. Cleaning Leather. Castor oil mixed with melted tallow and rubbed on leather will make it vermin proof. Mildew can be removed from eather by rubbing it gently with vase line. Summer Squash. If summer squash is cooked imrrie iiately after being picked the flavor is decidedly better than if the cooking is delayed a few hours. Fetching White Linen Frock. The smart model illustrated in the drawing Is made of white linen and ef fectively trimmed in hand crochet lace. The little vest and collar are of fine or gandie, the lower portion of the blouse at sides and back has an inset of the lace. The sleeves consist of two circular pieces of the linen untrimmed. The skirt shows the long tunic hung from a yoke of the lace and bordered with the same. The tunic is hung over a plain skirt of the linen which closes at the center front. Cantaloupe fickle. Take green cantaloupes, make a slit in one side to remove the seeds and put down In brine. In the fall freshen by so&Jtlng In water, then fill with cut cabbage, small green tomatoes, gnions. beans and cauli flower, with plenty of white mustard seeds. Boll gently In a mixture of water and vinegar, half and half, then put in a vinegar solution made by adding enough water to keep It from being too strong, and sugar and spices to taste. Let this get very, hot (no more than that), then put all In stone jars and tie up with brown paper. Keep a plate over the top and remove the pickles as needed. The melons should be tied with a string to keep the contents from spill ing out. Beit Each Day. Take a little time each day. Lie fiat on your bacta and repeat some favorite verse; also relay those tense, tired muscles. Arrange to be alQPQ for half an and . let no bne disturb you upon any pretext. Here you will set inspiration, new courage and will come forth refreshed, ready to take up your duties with renewed courage. little Stprlej Bedtime By THOfUfTON W. BUROE8& tffcpyrlgbt. mi. by J. O. Uoyd-I ?" Unc* Billy Possum Tells Jimmy Skunk a Secret. Be sure before you <3rap a friend That you've done nothing to offend. A friend is always worth keeping. Unc' Billy Possum says so, and he knows. He ought to, for he has made a lot of them in the Green Forest and on the Green Meadows, in spite of the pranks he cut up and "DON' BE HASTY, BREiR SKUNK. DON' BE HASTY." REPLIED UNC' BILLY, SOOTHINGLY. the tricks he has played. And when Unc' Billy makes a friend he keeps him. He says that it is easier and a lot better to keep a friend than to make a new one. And this is the way he goes about it: Whenever he finds that a friend is angry with him he refuses to be angry himself. Instead, he goes to thai friend, finds out what the trouble is, ex You can rely ?on the grocer who handles MEINBERG'S TOP-NOCH BREAD He's a firm believer in QUALITY. JNO. G. MEINBERG'S BAKERY, 714-16 11th s.e. Extraordinary Value-Giving This Week Chic Salmon A No. 1 tall can Cohoe Sal mon?equal to Red Alaska except in color 12*c An excellent substitute for high priced meats. We advise your laying in a supply of this ex cellent salmon. i Ginger Ale Asparagus Tips Our Sanitary brand. An especial ly fine summer drink. Very best quality. Per bottle New 1914 pack, just arrived. Del Monte brand?can..... 17^c Pore Lard, per lb. 12'Ac Takhoma Biscuits ... 3 for 10c 6cakes,25c 4 for 10c BoraxSoap Beats AD Paper Our new Sanitary brand; I. very finest quality The standard 5c roll ............ Potatoes, peck 23c Lemons, per doz., . . .15c and 20c Onions, per ? peck 20c Sanitary Butter, per lb 33c Egg*, per doz 30c Cottolene 29c and 57c Cornmeal, per lb 2?c Navy Beans, lb 6c Canned Tomatoes, can 7c Schriver's Corn. . . . 7c Hawaiian Pine Apple....... 20c || Wabashee Peas, can 7?c ii mi i ii i r mi in iwmiini iin n miiiii ? iiiiiih ii ?Miiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiii Sanitary Grape Juice, half pint. Sanitary Grape Juice, pint Sanitary Grape Juice, quart... .10c .16c 29c SANITARY FLOUR 6-lb. Bag . 12.1b. Bag 244b. Bag. 22c .43c .85c Bread, 3 ^ 10c Fell New Soap Powder .] At/ FeU-Naptha Soap }4??C 4-lb. oise Star Naptha 17c P. AG. Oleine Soap, cake 5c P. AG. White Naphtha Soap...]n r n Ivory Soap :..../2 for 9c plains It all away, and then does some thing nice. Jim nay Skunk and Uno' Billy had been rrlenas from the time that Unc' Billy came up from ol' Vlrglnny to live In the Green Forest. In fact, they had been partners in stealing eggs from the henhouse of Farmer Brown's boy. So when Jimmy Skunk, Vho had made a special call on Prickly Porky to find out If he had seen the strange creature with out head, tail, or legs that Peter Rabbit said had chased him, told everybody that Prickly Porky had said that he had seen nothing of such a creature, he was very much put out and quite offended to hear that Unc' Billy was telling that Prickly Porky had told him that Peter might really have some reason for his queer story. It seemed to him that either Prickly Porky had told an un truth or that Unc' Billy was telling an untruth. It made him very angry. The afternoon of the day when Unc' Billy had dared Reddy Fox to go up to the hill where Prickly Porky lives at sunup the next morning he met Jlmmp Skunk coming down the Crooked Little Path. Jimmy scowled, and was going to giss without so much as speaking. Unc' lily's shrewd little eyes twinkled, and he grinned as only Unc' Billy can grin. "Howdy, Brer Skunk?" said he. Jimmy just frowned harder that ever, and tried to pass. "Howdy, Brer Skunk?" repeated Unc' Billy Possum. "To'all must have some thing on your mind.' Jimmy Skunk stopped. "I have," he snapped. "I want to know whether It Is you or Prickly Porky who has been telling an untruth. He told me that he hadn't seen anything like what Peter Rabbit said chased him, and you've been telling around that he told you that Peter may have had good grounds for that foolish story. If Peter saw that thing Prickly Porky would know it, for he hasn't been away from home this summer. Why would he tell me that he hasn't seen it If he has?" "Don' he hasty, Brer Skunk. Don' be hasty," replied Unc' Billy, soothingly. "Ah' haven't said that Brer Porky told me that he had seen the thing that Peter says he saw. He told the truth when he told you that he hadn't seen any stranger around his hill. What he told me was that " Hare Uno* Billy whispered. Jimmy Skunk's face cleared. 'That's different," said be, beginning to smile. "Of course. It Is," replied Unc' Billy "To* see. Peter did see something strange even if Brer Porky didn't. Ah have seen it mahself. and now Ah in vites yo' to be over at the foot of Brer Porky's hill at sunup tomorrow rooming and see what happens when Brer Fox tries to show how breve he Is. Only don' forget that It's a secret." Jimmy was chuckling by this time. "I won't forget, and I'll be there." lie promised. "I'm glad to know that no body has been telling untruths, and I beg your pardon. Une' Billy, for thinking you might have been." "Don" mention It Brer Skunk, don' mention It. Ah'll be looking fo' yo' to morrow mo'nlng." replied Uno' Billy with a sly wink that made Jimmy laugh aloud. For Kildew Stain*. To remove mildew stains, rub a little soap over them and on top of this rub chalk and then wet it with lemon juice. Then put the garment* in the sun and after the spots have been exposed for a couple of hours washing in the usual way causes the stains to disappear entirely. For Tar Stains. To remove tar stains rub the spot first with lard and then with soap. Leave for an hour and then wash in hot water soft ened with ammonia. Should slight traces remain, rub with turpentine. First Aid Eno's "Fruit Salt1 (D?hliieC?puead) The bile is flushed away, the liver is stimulated to normal action, the intestinal tract cleansed and purified, the digestive organs toned and strengthened. Distress and languor gone?life is worth Living. Eno's Fruit Salt has been used I or gen* nations?the favorite aperient abroad. SMkymUDmnhto. Prepared owdj by J. C. ENO, Ltd., London, S. E. Eng. lie of N?n. E, POUGERA ft CO.. 90 Beekmaa Street. New York City: an* of JAMES BAIL* 4k SON, Wholesale Druggist*, Hanover Street, Baltimore, Md. Unusual Opportunities Tuesday?In The Great $100,000.00 Trade Event Read carefully and heed these special bargains for tomorrow's selling ? bargains that have only been made possible by the remarkable buying power of such a tremendous merchandising transaction as this $100,000.00 trade event. Each day's fresh offerings are being eagerly watched for by the discriminating women of Washington. 121/20 Percales, 944c 36 - IN. PER CALES, for mak ing boys' blouses, women's waits ts and houses dres es: in light grounds and also dark blue and cadet blue, in stripes and fixt ures. 12%c a yd. quality. Tuesday, a yard, only Store Hours Now 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oldest Department Store in Washington 420T043C r^sr ANSBUrgmBRO 417 TO 425 B'M ST. ? 417 TO 425 BrM ST. New Stamped SKirtWaists, 39c NEW STAMPED SHIRT WAISTS, on beautiful qual ity sh^rette, and In dcslgnH that will appeal to needle worker*: regular 75c value. Sale price, only 30e. Main Floor Bargain Tables. Of Vital Importance to Every Woman This Offering of the $100,000 Trade Event 150 Crepe & Voile Dresses, $4 85 Worth Up to $15.00. These Dresses are all in the much wanted Russian tunic styles. All sizes for first comers. Materials are splendid qual ity crepes and voiles, ribbon trimmed and nicely finished. All colors in the lot, both plain and in stripes, dots and fancy figures. Just for Tomorrow's Selling: for Clearance Balance of STE^mGD Dresses Regular Prices Were Up to $27.50. $4.66 The balance of our stock of Evening, Party and Street Dresses must go! Materials are crepe de chine, taffeta, char meuse and chiffons, in all evening shades, in Russian tunic rind accordion-pleatcd effects. Sizes to fit misses 16 and 18 years, and women who wear 34 and 30. gcuoni i .... 1 uarmcr.t 25c Lining Sateen in White and Colors 19c Yd. Ju?t think of It?tomorrow we offer the regular 25o quality Mercerized Sateen, SB Inches wide, at the low price of 10c a yard. Lus trous finish, heavy quality. Used for making petti coat* or other purposes. Main Floor?Eighth St. Rotunda?Linings. A Special Purchase in the Trade Event Offers 25c Percaline, 17c A light-weight, soft and silky finish percaline, especial ly adapted for the making of slips; full regular 25c quality. Special, a yard, only, tomor row, 17c. Main Floor?Eighth St. Ro tunda?Linings. The First Time at This Price The New Double/! O Panel Petticoat, These double panel Petti coats are made of fine cambric trimmed with scalloped and embroidered designs: all lengths. Very special, just for tomorrow, 48c. Third Floor?I'ndermuslins. v Right Now at the Start of the Season $ I,75 Silk Crepe de Chine Goes on Sale Tomorrow At, Yard $1.35 This is to be a silk season. We offer tomorrow All silk Crepe de Chine, $1.75 value, at $1.35 a yard. All street and evening: shades, Including; light blue, pink, peach, flesh, hello, old rose, nile, mais, navy, canard, Copenhagen, marine, brown, tobacco, and plenty of white, cream, ivory and black. It Is 40 in. wide. Be sure to secure sufficient quantity for your dress needs. Tub Silks, 32 and 36 in. Cheney Bros.' Shower proof Foulards* 24 in. wide, in this season's prettiest patterns; also plenty of all-size dots, as well as scroll and floral designs; all col- fa ^ ors; $1 value. To- ^vIC morrow, a yard, wide; white grounds with different width silk and ?atin stripes; used for making; waists and men's shirts; 85c and $1.00 quallti e s . Choice tomor row, a yard... 50c Main Floor?8th 8treet Rotunda?Silks. The Best Wash Goods News Yet 59c French RatineOQr In White and Colors * ^ "Washington women have been wild over Ratine this season. Mark you?this is the IMPORTED FRENCH RATINE, which we offer tomorrow at 29c a yard. Just secured enough for a busy day's selling. It is 36 inches wide, good weight for skirts, suits or dresses. Take your choice of white, Copenhagen, tan, old rose, gray, reseda, navy, taupe or lavender. STORE ORDERS ONLY?and the price only title a yard. White Corded Crepe, 32 ; White (hrrk Mull, 36 Inches wide; regrular 50e j value. Half 25c price tomorrow, a yard White Voile, 40 inches wide; made of best mer cerised yarn; 25c quality. Half price to- \ ^1/-^ morrow, a 1 JU/2? yard ???????? inches wide; used for making pajamas; \ f 18c quality. To- ? ?? morrow, a yd... K u g I i ? h Lobs cloth, chamois finish; 12-yard pieces, and good value at 15c a yard. Sale price, the piece Main Floor?Rth St Rotunda?Wash Goods. $1.50 These Values Seldom Equaled in Offerings of Domestics Come Tuesday and Save Greatly 81 by 90 ta. Dallas Sheets. double bed size; hand torn and seamless; 85o value. ? Monday only at - 81 by 00 In. Superior Sheet* without ?7g_ dressing; heavy and seamless; 90c value. ? OG Tomorrow only at DO bT 1M ta. Html Sheets, extra lone for brass or metal beds; 05o value. Special /y(J sale price. Lot tomorrow of "mill run" of the Mohawk Valley Sheets and Pillowcases that have been re named "Empire State" because they have few oil spots, whloh will wash out In cold water. Note the wonderful savings: 7a by In. Sheet., for 68c 72 by DO ta. Sheet* for ?0e 43 by M ta. Pllloweases. Sale price Mtte 4ft by 88 ta. Plllowraae*. Sale price. ...14c So by M ta. Pllloweaaeo. Sale price... .Me Main Floor?Domestic,. Cool Nights Are on the Way The August Sale of Blankets and Comforts Saves You Yi to y$. ?1.00 SUkoltae Comfort., full size; pretty oriental designs, in light and dark shadings mm filled with best laminated cotton; scroll ? ? C. stitching. August Sale price ?4M Heavy Fleece Bl.skets, 12-4 size; white and gray, with pink and blu, borders; wide ?>> x q binding; double stitched: extra weight; J) 2. f)o fluffy and warm. August Sale price, a pair, |Q.M Uab*. Wool ssl Don Comfort., covered with fill, nainsook and French sateen. A ^ no plain and silk moussellne border to J.J.ntJ match. August Sale pries $7.00 White Wool Blankets. 11-4 slse; quality is apparent in weaving and material* and the name lansburgh on every pair guarantees quality; wide silk bindings; blue, pink ? a s p and yellow borders. August Sale price, a J4,Qa pair Fourth Floor?Blankets and Bedding.