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the new ballroom dances. It may be described as a combination of the
old "negro shuffle" and- the more modern ragstep. Its variations are too
numerous to mention. In fact, it may be said of the fox trot that any step
which is done in unison with the fox trot music may be called fox trotting.
GIRL OF THE SLUMS HEROINE
OF NEW BOOK
Mrs."Mary S. Watts, writer of semi
historical tales, has turned from the
romance of Ohio's pioneer days to
tie world's dark corners, the slums
of a big American city, to find mate
rial for her new book, "The Rise of
Mrs. Watts' book is a romance,
not an economic essay, but, never
theless, it throws searching light on
the struggle and the cause of the
struggle of the jobless, friendless
girl who fights for existence on the
battlefield called the city.
ANOTHER "HAPPY THOUGHT"
The world is so full
Of a number of kings
That's probably what is the
Matter with things.
FEW POINTS ABOUT NEEDLES
By Caroline Coe
When purchasing' needles be sure
and get assorted sizes'. In each paper
one gets the three standard sizes
sharps, a rather long needle; ground
downs, a little shorter,' and betweens,
still shorter. Each kind has its own
particular, place, in which it does the
work most easily and helps the seam
stress by being the right length and
size for the material used.
.Number 6 and 7 needles work at
their best on very coarse material, .
and the thread should be either-40
or 50. Number 8 needles should be
used for hemming towels and material-
of that weight; number 9
needles on cotton goods, and number
10 on the very finest work.
Neven.use a bent needle. It makes
the stitches uneven.
Use a thread as long as your arm
for ordinary work; for very fine work
take shorter needleful.
If the thread "knots or kinks" re
move needle and begin at end of
thread near the cloth, draw thread'
between the thumb and first finger
Be sure and thread the needle with"
the end of the thread that has just
been broken from the spool.
Put the thread through the eye of
the needle with right hand, holding
the needle between the thumb and
first finger of the l6f t hand.
Baste all work with hread of con
trast color. It is easier to see and
also makes "pulling" bastings a ne
cessity. Always baste silk and velvet with
silk thread. Use the odds and ends
of the spools of silk. If cotton is
used, one is apt tOcut the silk when