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? Little Tricks For Women in Household Economics By ELIZABETH LATTIMEE I *"'f ? almost every home there are I ?oiled garment? and furniah "** ?"? nia.? which cannot be waahud In the usual way and which hardly aeena worth the expense of clean SI by a professional. Most of i-m can be cleaned at nome nt lall expenae. Fine woolen?, ?Iks. Iv?ta, corduroy, knitted artlcloa d lace may be rendered fit for further aervlce by simple Healifi? iqg and cleairttlg. \\ ....?.-...- may often be washed ? Uh lukewarm water and mild soap provided the color la fast, .soap, bail, la excellent for dark woolei.a win. Ii might streak or fade with ordinary aoapa (sailor suits and irilddy blouses, for example) It "" may be purchased cheaply at a ?. iliug store. Make a solution 1./ Killing one cup of soap bark, (about ?*a<>e ounce?) and one gnau of water for five mlnut??. Cool, ?train and mix with wash water Ilk? or dinary aoap solution, or put th?? soap baik into a amali thin oak and soak and squeeze It In the wash water. A little soap bark used in the rinse water gives the goods a slight stiffness. Sponging and pressing are used to freshen garments which are not soiled enough to need washing or will not stand It. To remove wrin kles, use clear water. To remove grease or dirt uae mild sosp or soap burk dissolved in water. To remov.? shine uae one tablespoon ammonia to one quart of water. Apply with a clean, ?oft, Untie?? cloth or a piece of the material ititeli Iron on tre wrong aide with a medium hot iron or press with a damp cloth over the right side. Brush up the nap If too closely pressed down. Steaming ia especially good for removing water spots. Work over * tub or bowl of very hot water or use one of the novel steam spread ers that At over the spout of a teakettle. Shake dry or, In the case of outer garments, dry on a frame which holds the garment In shape. Dry 4 Iran?s? MethoSM. Dry cleaning is cleaning without water, but not necessarily without liquids. There are two kinds of dry cleaning, one by the use of gasoline, benzine, or naphtha, which dissolves out the grease and thus . frees the dirt; the other by the use of powders and meals which absorb It, There is great danger in clean ing with gasoline, benzine, or naphtha because they explode and take fire so easily. Always use out of doors, In the shade, away from flame or fire and In a cool place. Mark spots with a white thread otherwise they will be hard to And when the whole garment ie Im mersed. Take out apots by rub bing very lightly between the fin gers. Wash as you would with water. A washing machine Is ex cellent provided the materials are ?t sufficient quantity to use this, a'?? much cleaner. Rine? in clear Hd Id, changing It until It remain? ?-????r. If too little cleaner Is used *?_? garment will look grimy. Dry out of doors. Gasoline that has been used can be strained through muslin or chamois skin and used again for the first washing, but ne?? r for the final rinsing. Powders used In dry cleaning are French chalk or magnesia, fuller's earth, cornmeal, sawdust, etc. Warm the meal or powder. Spread it on the material ?aid rub It In either with a brush or tbe hands. Let tt remain at least several hours ami renew aa It becomes soiled. If fr' one treatment is not enough cover agn.p with warm powder or meal and let It stand over night. This Is especially good for collars or other parts of a garment which irhow soil before the rest of the garment. How ?o liras Silk?. Silks may be treated In much the nmc way as woolens. For ribbons, spread the rlhbor. flat on a smooth surface and sponge with lukewarm water In which a little soap haa been dissolved. Rinse by holding the ribbon stretched between the hands and passing It through a bowl of clear water. Draw the hand gently over It to press out the bubbles which may have form Tuberculous Glands By Brice Beiden, M. D. ENLARGEMENT of the ?-lands of the neck Is very common in children. Sometlmea the enlargement la of no particular sig nificance, but most cases of glandu lar inflammation and enlargement of persistent character are tubercu lous. Occasionally these glandular enlargements are due to certain rare diseases of the blood and of very serious import. Besides tuberculosis, other canees ?G glandular Infection are decayed teeth, diseased tonsils, naaal In flammations associated with pus formation, ear Infections, adenoids, grip, and the Infectious diseases of childhood, for example, measles, ?carlet fever and diphtheria. Eczema and other skin diseases are apt to produce enlargement of neighboring glands. Gland? which ilraln any Infected source are liable to become affected. It Is the func tion of glands to drain and excrete deleterious matters, hence they are peculiarly exposed to Infection, "i'ootles" are responsible for quite a few of the cases of glandular en largement. In tuberculosis the procese usual ly localises Itself at the angle of the Jaw. Cases which eventuate In ab scess formation have to be dealt with surgically, as Is also true of enlargement.? which persist despite Intensiv? medical treatment. Excel lent Judgment la called for a? to the proper time for radical operation, since there la conalderable danger in. some of these case?, where the process Is not strictly localized, of general Infection. Internally Iron, rod-liver oil and th.? hypnphosphites are employed. Externally, an excellent application consist? of equal parta of Iodine ointment and lard, to be gently rubbed In night and morning. l?antlng Is better than allowing an abs.esa to break, ?a the mark left la a mere line Instead of g large and Irregular ?car. Tub?rculo?? glanda require thor ough removal. If akillfully per mrmed at the proper time th? re suming ?ear I? negligible. $1 PAID FOR EACH DOLLAR SAVED How I Saved a Dollar. lier? *ls a chanc? for every on? to earn a dollar by tailing how sh? has saved a dollar. It iu?y b? a dollar or mora. It may have been aavad In a day or a wa?k. "??...? all that mattar? is HOW it waa saved. ? It saved and 91 earned by the . telling ?ot the saving makes .2. Howi about It? Ii? bi ef and write only on one side uf paper. I will award a prise of $1 each day for on? of the suggestions which I print. I.i .1/ wn ? li LATTIMER. P. 8.?If you want a prise, you must be willing to have your name and addreas used, be -au?? that Is only fair to other cgntestants, who have a right to know that each day's prise winner Is an actual per son. However, I am delighted to have all sorts Of Ideas sent tn, which. If not given a prise, will , be printed with Initiais only and help the other readers. If your flrat lettor doesn't get a prise, try again. Even if It does, that Is no bar to your getting an other if your idea is worth it. ? I. ed under the ribbon and which will give It a "blistered" appearance when dry. Velvets get defaced by havlr.g the pile or nap crushed. It can often be raised again by careful steam ing. Lay a wet cloth over the back of the velvet, lift the two together and pass them over an Inverted hot Iron, holding the wet cloth next to the Iron, or hold the velvet stretched over the steam from a vessel of hot water or a ?team spreader on the spout of a teakettle with the back of the velvet toward the steam. Dust may be removed from velvet by brushing, ther. sponging oarefully and steaming. Corduroy Is a kind of cotton vel vet which may be washed provid ing It Is not rubbed, squeezed or ironed. Before laundering babies' coats or other lined garments loosen the lining at the bottom to avoir bagging. Use a solution of mild soap, or for dark colors, a solution of soap bark. Raise the garment up and down in the soapy water changing the water as It be comes soiled, then rinse ,ln several clear waters until no more dirt and soap come out. Hang the garment up dripping wet so that It will dry In the shape that It Is worn. Dry In the wind If possible and when dry brush briskly to raise the nap. How To W aah Knitted Al-Hele*. Sweaters, scarfs and other knitted or crocheted articles often lose their shape when cleaned unless special precautions are taken. Use luke warm water and soap solution. Wash by squeezing rather than by rubbing, and keep it under water as much as possible. When lifting keep the hand under it and put it in a pan. Rinse until the last water is clear. Squeeze out the water, either with the hands or by putting through a wringer, keeping the hand under the garment to keep tt from stretching from the weight of the water. Put through the wringer several times, changing the folds to take out as much water as possible. Place on a covered table and stretch or pat Into the original shape and size. If desirable it may be pinned or tacked in place. How Ta I Iran Lace. It is important to keep the mate rial In Its original sise and shape. Very delicate lace should be basted carefuly on a piece of cotton cloth and washed on that to prevent straining the lace. Wash In luke warm water and soap solution, squeezing rather than rubbing out the dirt. Bleach by keeping in di rect sunshine and keeping moiat with soap or borax solution. Rinse thoroughly. Restore a faded cream or ecru color by rinsing In clear coffee or tea and stretching imediately. The color of the tea or coffee as seen through a tumbler held up to the light should be the same as that desired In the lace. In drying stretch on a padded board and pin Into Its original shaj>e and size. Net or lace cur tains may be pinned to a sheet on the floor or, better, placed on a cur tain atretcber adjusted to the de sired size. I.a. e may sometimes be cleaned by covering It with warm Krench chalk, allowing It to stand overnight and then snaking thor oughly. ' A Nord Way of Making Sofa Pillows. Today's Economy Trlze goes to the following letter: DEAR ELIZABETH ?.?G?? M Kit Oh. how 1 did want on? of tho?e fancy round i.lllnws for my divan, hut such thin** aa tho?? nowaday? are real luj urie?. Well, anyway, I aot It, and It ?..? done thl? way. I took the ?11k rover off the parasol I had a couple of summer? ?ao, made a fold down the renter of each panel, where It hail gone In little holes ?n'1 for which reason mad? It unuaabla for a parasol, flnlahed the tuck with ? feather atltrh, gathered In the top of th? cover with a couple ?f ?birringa; thla forma the center top of ? ri-.hh.rr l'ut off pointa of cover to ? ny desired *lse tn St euahlon one might have. ?lather outer e4f? on cord and your tip I? ready for cuahlon. Th? back can be covered with a piece of aateen or a piece of nllk to blend that one may have on hand. I ?till have the frame and handle of paraaol that I ahalt have covered for my neat aummer'e para.nl FLORENCE L. TANKER8LEY. 4111 Oeorgia Av?. N. W. Makes His Own Parcheesi Board . Saturday's Prize goes to this letter: PEAR ELI7.A1.BTII LATTIMER: I am a bor twelve year? old. I have been reel alrk for avverai week?, unable to no to school or to go out to play very much. I wanted a Perch?e?! board, and ?? I couldn't ao tn town I thought I'd try making one. ao I borrowed a hoard from ? neighbor, for a pattern, and drew Ihe outline? on very heavy paper with a lead pencil, then colored II with crayon? and mounted It on a good ?tiff paeteboard. rut th? countera nut of card board, and a? a re.nil I have a I'.r.hee.i board that la nearly a? good aa on? lh?! would hav? rtult my mother fill, had ?he pur chaaed It at a downtown atore. The entire family enjoya playing the game, and even the eat that live? aero.? th? way come? In and play? with Ihe counter?. Treating that you m?y deem It con statent to u?e thl?, I remain, Slac.rely year?. THOM VS af. G MARTIN. liti Moarn? SI. tt. B. For Evening Wear as Paris Sets the Style Republished by Special Arrangement with Good Housekeeping, the Nation's Greatest Magazine of the Home The richness of color of this glorious, ruby velvet evening cloak gwet a becoming glow to th? completion ; it is flawing in /in?, tint.?? a collar and trimming of priceless sable. Crowned with a novel headdress of maison tulle and drooptng paradise, this Parisienne knows how to complete her costume. ? \jr A gown of TiTid red relret draped at the sides, as all Pari sien evening gowns aro, with an -anormal p-epltun-like effect of gold laoe at the front, the whole being very smart? The Rhyming Optimist I AM naught but A dreamer, and that may be why I'm no good aa a schemer and can't sell or buy. The merry March hattor can skin roe a block in slinging the patter of bond or of stock. I am not in the running with wise finan ciers; though their check books look stunning, I shun such careers. It would make me too solemn to save all my cash and to read Brail street's column while eating my hash. And I fear I could never stand up to the strain of great sav ings, however I knew it would rain. Yes, indeed. It would pain me to lay coin away Just bea-ause 'twould bo rainy on some future day. But don't let my lot sadden your Innocent glee, for old Mr Aladdin had nothing on me. In fact, he was pestered with genie and lamp, while in regions seques tered I calmly encamp. He had rugs that flew lightly of magical stuff; but my pipe, though un sightly, works quite well enough. When I long for a visit to tropical Isles where the flowers are ex quisite, the sky ever smiles, do I purchase a ticket as long as my arm to some African thicket, some Singapore farm? Simpler methods I'm choosing?I cop me a chair that was built Just for snoozing and sidestepping care. It's more fun, to my notion, to smoke there so snug than to salt o'er the ocean astride of a rug. Although Mr. Aladdin was first of his type, I ask nothing to gladden my heart but a pipe. AI was quite an old schemernvlth lamp safely stored, hut my class as a dreamer backs him off ihe board. Love and Life. They sat beneath the boughs of a widespread chestnut tree, with the rising moon behind them, talk ing of love. "And you love me?" he mur mured. "I love you," she whispered. "I love to hear you sav those words over end over again," he gurgled. "Then I love you. I love you, I love you," she twittered ?olemnly. ? Vi'd to think that I must leave you tomorrow," he muttered. "Don't eay It. dear love?don't say ft." ahe entreated. "And what will you do when I'm away?" he cried. "What will you do In the lonely evening hours without me?" "Ahem!" coughed an old barhe rlor, getting up from the other side of the tree and walking off. "I can tell you what she'll do In the lonely evening hours without you. Hhe'll be sitting out here, close lo some other young man, making aa hlg a foni of him aa she Is of you." And silence r.?lgn ?I A stunning velvet evening gown in the new nasturtium red, with a simple bodice and the usual side drapery on the skirt, gold and cream lace com pleting ita richness. The Toonerville Trolley That Meets All the Traina. By FONTAINE FOX. IF I DONT f-lND )T RIGHT AWAY IT^S JJABLE To DROP THROUGH ONE OF THESE H0V.E6 IN THE z? Last week the SK?PPEK VROPPZ.0 A HALF DOJeaLAK IN THE STRAW WHICH IS ABOUT TWo FEET DEEP ON THE. CAK 7=J.OOK AND THE CAK WAS HEJ.D ?P FoR fcO MINUTES. (Copyright, I :?!?. by th? Whaalnr SyadlcaU. Ina) The Two Voices AN INTERESTING SERIAL BY A FAMOUS WRITER By VIRQINIA TERHUNE VAN DE WATER m By Virginia Terhune Van de Water. ? - ? t.. writer of ???da ?.a .a... alert?e remarkable tat tbclr i--issi aad aaaaaa aalar?. (Cepyrlgbl, 111?. Bur t'oaapaay > a ?? ??? ? it ? ? am RUTH COURTNEY bad spoken ta? truth ?nan aha- ?aid that ?he bad au engagement downtown after luncheon. A bual ne?? meeting In connection with lh? nursery to b? ? stabllahed by her churoh demandad h?r attendane?. She reminded her alater of thi? when their conversation had reach ed the point of heated discussion. "I shall be late for the meeting, ga It I?," ?be said. "And nothing la to be gained by our talking over Uns matter any longer. My mind is made up. I do not know If your? I? ?but I hop? it I? not. At all ?vents, nothing csn be settled until we learn from Mr. Rodney what the doctor? aay after their consultation tbl? afternoon." "No, of epura? we cannot," Dori? agreed aullenly. Then Ruth went off downtown, and I >orie ??aliad up Ralph Noi ton at hia office to ask him If he could not arrange to come In and *ee her for a while thia evening. "I am aa blue a? Indigo." she con fessed. "I wish I dsred hope th?t my corn asi to you would lessen the blues," he said aa tenderly as the proxim ity of hia stenographer would per mit. "It will," she Insisted. "I will be with yuu soon after dinner," he promised. She longed to ask him to come to dinner, but hesitated to do this ?a ?he recalled that Ruth would be at home for that meal. Ruth waa beginning to Interfere with her happiness, Doria reflected. It waa i?ii,.i hard that this ahould be so. The younger girl might i-aii-e to efl" . . ...?. that Doris had had enough trouble already. Yet Ruth meant well, of course, only she waa deadly practical. A Neble Reaelve. The business meeting ended, Ruth Courtney walked home. She wanted to compose her thoughts. She hsd reached a conclusion. Hugh's en engagement must not be broken until he was strong enough to learn, without risk to hia health, that the girl he loved did not love him?If, as now seemed probable. Doria would cease to keep up the farce of an engagement. Ruth was a sincere person, yet she was anxious to have her sister remain engaged to a man she did not love, even though this arrangement would, in the end, m???i disappoint ment and heartache. "The end" might find Hugh physi cally and nervously able to stand the destruction of his hopes. Now such destruction would mean dis aster to his health, possibly to his reason. Something must be done. She had decided what that "something" must be by the time her walk was ended. "Doris said I would sacrifice her for Hugh," she mused. "Perhaps I would If ?? It mean? that I car? fi/r him ao much that -*" She act ?.er teat h. and ?hok bar ruad ?the would nut admit that possibility. "Bul." ah? muttered aa ah? climbed the front step? of her horn?. "I hav? n> right to aacrlAaa rny ?elf And If Doris will not sav? Hush?I wlU." Her mother met her In the hall, disapproval stamped upon h?r fea ture?. "Oh, Hut h lav she complained, "I hav? be?n wondering where you wer?. Mr. Rodney haa telephoned that you are to call him up aa ??.on aa you come In. He aald the con sultation about Hugh was uv?r 1 asked horn the Invalid waa, and he ?aid conditions were as he told you this morning. -I thanked i.iu. and rana off. I wa? ashamed to admit that you had told me nothing of the matter." "But. Mother, I have not seen you sine? them," Ruth reminded her "And Doris knows all that I know She heard what Mr. Rodney aald indeed, he said moat of it to both of ua. And Doris saw Hugh himself. after our talk with Hugh's father." "But Doris Is not in," tbe .mother complained. "Ah. there she comen now!" as the front door opened to admit her older daughter. "Doris, darling, I wa? just ?aylng to Ruth that It la a bit hard that a mother should be the last person t? be toi?! of facts that concern her own child. Tt. Iteli? fer Hath. "Here I came home so anxious and both of you girls were out.? where I did not know! Then Mt Kodney telephoned and I made the mlstake of answering the call,? and he" Doris Interrupted her. "Well what did he say about Hugh?" she demanded.. Her manner softened the mother's resentful mood. "Poor child?of course you are anxious about your lover! And I Buppose thst Is the only reason you went out?to get away from your anxiety." '-Yes that is the reason," Doris declared. "But what does Hugh's father say about the consultation"" Mrs. Courtney shrugged her shoulders. "He told me nothing,' she replied with a sigh. "If you want any Information you will hav?? to get It from your sister. She seems to be the only one who is in the confidence of the Rodney famll.. as It was for her that Mr. Rodney asked. ? Ruth explained the situation briefly. "Mr. Rodney told mother. Doris, that that the conditions of which he told us this morning told both us, you remember?still exist. And he suggested that I tele phone him. Would you rather do it yourself?" "No." the other declined sharply "He did not ask me to do so." Never mind, darling," Mrs. Court ney soothed as Ruth went to the telephone, perhaps he dreads the effect on you?for you are So senel tlve. He must realize how hard this is for you." "Oh, mother, it Is hard!" Doris tu..anea!. "Nobody but you could understand how hard!" (To Be < oaatlnued.l Mother-in-Law Diplomacy By WINIFRED BLACK. u hose Article? Hare Wea for Her ?he Devotion of Million? ef Thiaklag Header?. HERE'S the mother-in-law again?poor thing! She seems to be always getting somebody into trouble or being in trouble herself. This time it's the other people she's bothering. She owns three houses?lucky woman!?very nice houses they are, too, with broad porches and spa clous rooms and sunny windows, every one of them has a pretty, well-keprgarden at the back. Mother-in-law lives in one house, her widowed sister lives In the next house, and son and his rather new wife live in the third house. The new wife wants to move. No. there's nothing the matter with the house. It Isn't too big to take care of or too small to enter tain in. It has exactly the right number of bedrooms and the dining room, really Is delightful, and there's nothing wrong with the neighbor hood ?in general. In particular, there's Just one thing wrong with it, and that la? the mother-in-law. Fraise Will \VI?. Mother in-law doesn't like the new daughter. She doesn't approve of the way she cooks?mother-in law slices her apples for her apple pie. and daughter-in-law cuts here Into teeny pieces?Isn't that enough to break any mother-in-law's heart? How does she know about it? ' Why. she knows everything about everything. She's In the house and out of the house a donen times a day. No pan try is so tlark that she can't tell ex actly how every corner of It looks. No bureau drawer so personal that she dcesn't feel at liberty to open It and look in. She comments and criticises and finds fault. She watches to see who tomes lo spend the afternoon with daughter-in-law, and stops husband on his way home from the office to tell him all about who, which, when and what. The other day. after a particularly unpleasant half-hour, daughter-in law told motticr-ln-law not to come hack any more and rrow she's wor ried about It. She thinks she's done wrong, and I think so, too. I don't blame her a bit, but still 1 think she was wrong. The house dotsn't cost her hus band a penny for r. nt. Itti? really a sort of gift from his mother, and aa long as he la determined to live there nnd won't even hear of mov ing. If I were In daughter ln-law'a place, I would make up my mimi to making the best of mother-in-law. More than that, I'd get the best of her- ??? make her fond of me In spite of herself. Tho next time she began to crltl sl-?e me I'd run up ta. her and give her a good hug. and I'd say. "Y"U darling, you're Just exactly like Hie funny mother-in-law you aee In tb" movies only underneath you're n> different. I Just can't help lovuig you. You're so much like Joe." or Jim. or whatever his name may be I'd praised her and flatter her ani tall her how nice ahe looked In he mavt ?Ire??, and remember som? - thing nice that somebody said about her, and the first thing you know she'd be telling all the nelghbois what a treasure you are. and tLe next thing she'll be scolding your husband because he doesn't real;/ appreciate you. Heal the Wound Finesse, my dear?finesse, ta-t diplomacy. These are the things for a situation like this. Ycu have all the best of It your way. You're young and she's old You're right and she's wron?. H >r son is your husband, and your hus band is only her son. She's a foolish, meddlesome. Im pertinent old la.ly?but you should be too happy and too busy to let her make you miserable for one .-mi:l. minute. Wait till the little Jim or the lit tle Joe arrives?and then you'll see tho'll ho "Grandma" then, and you'll lie awfully glad to have her handy every once in a while. Don't say a word about it to your husband. I_et her do the o*>?*ii plain ing and (lie gossiping and the fuss ing. He'll soon put ?in ? nd to that Men are a good deal lite?? the funtiv ?log who always bit??? the stk-k anil never seems to look to fee who threw It. You be pleasant, agreeable, good humor?'d, reasonable let her be nil the other things, and before you know it you'll have to take her part as woman for ?annum againsi your husband's irrital.li* impatience Mustard and vin?.gar and siili don't seem to be helping the wound, do they? I Try a bread and milk poultice and aee how that will w?>rk. Copyright, ????, Near? pa per Feature Serv ice, Inc. Creat Britain Klghta Reserved. It Was His Mother-in-Law. "(?entlemen of the Jury," the emi nent counsel wound up his eloquent oration, "I leave th.? rest lo you You am Britons; you come of ? valorous race. As men. you should scorn to insult a woman to III treet one -to say aught which Is unbecoming or unmannerly to on? of the grntlcr sex ? " lie paused, with an angry glance at tho back et the court, where there was a sudden disturbance Then he shrank hack as a stern looking woman fined him coldly. "And only this morning," she said loudly, "that man called me a med dlesome old cat." Fraternal Friendship. ? curate of a very nervous tem perament wns constantly m-aklnf awkward remarks Int'ndei] as com pliments Having distinguished himself in an unusual degree dur ing a gathering of clergy at the bishop's palace, he w ; n taken to task for his falling? hy a MMlor curate who wns one of hla com panions on the winy home ?,???, here!" raid th?? acun.r iti ? i.ledl? "You are a t/Jpnkry! \\ by cann.'t y,.u keep quiet Instead of maklt.it y..tir asinini? remark?*?" Mind )..u. I am ?p. ..king to you nn?v as a broiI,er: '