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Knitting Bags, Work
Bags and Catch Alls m There Is nothing' for It but to knit and knit and then knit some more and carry on. She who does not must be forever explaining why not. Ifs an obligation and all that we have to «how that our hearts are In the right place are knitting needles, knitting '*>ags and such things. The four hundredth pair of socks may prove just a little monotonous, ont there are new knitting bugs to -add the spice of variety to our daily lives. At the ribbon counters they are showing some immensely clever "''catch ' ' Vl Tt ° th0r K V ° rk b " RS an(1 Î time thinking Wb L\ 8P0nd thoir LTe crown S t , DeW l hlngS 1,1 ba « s ! Äfe J tL «Ka be SUCh ad ° PtS that j . . r on cou nter promises : lovons new h° ne c ' mtinual r,, nnd of ! .joyous new bags—from now until the i end of tlfe year. Then—unless the j ar s over thej will begin all over j agtun with 1919 knitting bags. j A new arrival that charms every -1 one Is a knitting bag that looks like | « little umbrella. It Is made of silk or strips of ribbon, sewed together -and cut Into n circle. The circle Is cut out In six scallops at the circum ference and the points of these scal lops are sewed to the ends of the narrow strip that forms the handle— Silk Street Suits Some time before the days of mid summer have really arrived, merchants assemble stocks of ^ ^ ready to be presented when the fir. t Tot day comes. These midsummer «ults are almost untrlmmed. but afe *y smart style-touches an, nket es r ■finish that place them close to the ■finish mai p never women affective hand work, out even SÄ to • Thfr»" many pretty •»!« »< x* e . orns-de-londre In the taffetas and o C J taffeta suits displays. One of the ne ^ ^ £££ simpler or pl.ln«. K« it Is ^« rdlp d style. The coat opens fem&rka y differing from earlier ^ nhas a short, flaring skirt por ï De 'with three plaits at each side and tlonwlthtn alI ver y crisp i» Flat. wWte Pearl hüt end spiri ted - Invite the addl tons f* sten * ' lqu e f l ,estee and col Î il ™ sin * ^wed along the base of the scalI, 'I>s in the plain ribbon. Small ! rings sewed at the sides of the bro j eaded ril.bon are cove.vd with cro : ehet silk and the narrow ribbon hang ! ers pass from the casing through i them. j Below this bag a smaller workbng j is gathered over large glass rings. It j i. s made of plain satin ribbon joined with shirtings over cord and finished with silk tassels. The bag at the three scallops at each end of thd strip. Then the handle is slipped through a small slide made of the ribbon and when it is drawn through the bag falls in the form of an um brella. The tassel is sewed at the copter of the circle of silk. Work hags that will serve for knitting as well as other kinds of work are made of strips of plain and brocaded ribbon sewed together lengthwise like that shown nt the right of the umbrella hag. The top is cut in scallops and draws up on narrow satin ribbons that run through right is made of narrow strips of rib bon feather stitched together. Its mouth is a small embroidery hoop so it is always open and ready to catch what may be dropped info it. It hangs from four cords of silk and is finished with a tassel. make this suit Irresistibly cool look ing, and that Is the charm of charma in midsummer. White pumps and stocking! might be worn with It to the best advantage. Among these new silk suits there is oae having a coat with three flounces set In across the back that Is very pretty. It has narrow pockets set on at each side with rows of small but tons, and a belt of the silk. These belts, in many silk suits, extend around the waist in the mo3t straightforward and matter-of-fact manner, which Is another point of departure from style In cloth suits. The most popular colors are navy, taupe and black, but light colors, as sand gray or white have a daintiness that compensates for their being shorter lived. The Palm. To keep a pet palm In order, tbk leaves should be sponged carefully every week. Don't water palms too often ; let the earth become dry, tbaq soak it liberally. Vu non Pope Er JANE OSb (Copyright. ISIS, by the McClure iwj j per Syndicate.) ™ | *• ! ~ Whenever Hester Fey had ten cent left in her purse after she had bought her luncheon, paid her carfares and bought her evening paper out of the, 4'j cents she allowed herself fori "spending money" every day, she went to a little basement flower shop and exchanged that silver piece for a rose or a couple of carnations, a few daf fodils or pansies, or anv other bloom that that small sum would secure. ! "Don't you ever buy candy?" the I girls in the office would say to fier when she steadfastly refused to share J with them a little bug of licorice 1 drops or chocolates that they brought back with them after luncheon, i Every girl has a sweet tooth; it's ! funny you haven't." "Well, maybe I do like sweets," Hes ter would stiy. ''But to me flowers are so much sweeter than candy. And a rose on your desk will stay sweet for days, and the candy Is all gone in an afternoon." On her way from business she used to walk up the avenue past the* big florists' windows, and there look eager ly in to see the flowers, whose names j 6ho did not know, that were arranged ! to tempt the folk who could afford to pay as much for a box of flowers as Hester received for working a whole week. Then Hester read In the paper that a great flower show was to be held early in the spring. The tickets were 50 cents, and that meant that five dimes would have to be saved, and that five times when she might have bought a little nosegay she would have to go without. To spend 50 cents for a single evening's entertainment seemed like extravagance to Hester, so she determined to go to the flower show, on the day that It opened, as soon ns she was through work at her office anil remain there with the flow ers till the doors closed. She would ave from half-past five till eleven 'clock, if she chose just to wander about and smell the sweetness and revel in the color of the flowers that the paper said were to he even more ! gorgeous than In previous years. To | be sure, this would mean going with- j out dinner; but she bought a sand-j f wich, which she ate rapidly at a lunch counter <jn her way to the show, and , this satisfied her craving for food. At first Hester wandered about the great hall in a daze, now standing transfixed before a table on which nothing but roses were placed, and then hurrying from one rock garden to another, searching out In each new and hidden beauties, till she knew the characteristics, but not the names, of all the plants that ever found place In rock gardens. If any one stopped to notice the enthusiastic young girl as she stood with hands clasped and eyes gleaming before one of the ex hibits, Hester did not know it, for she a was too intent on enjoying the flowers j every minute of the hours she had to spend to notice the other spectators at nil. After she had wandered about for over an hour, she finally stood lost In admiration and almost perfect content before the tulip exhibition that had been awarded the first prize. It was the exhibition of the millionaire, L. K. Pope, whose world-famous tulip hot houses and gardens made certain his taking the first prize for this class of flowers every year. Hester had not rend her evening paper every day without knowing the reputation that Mr. Pope and his family had gained In fields other than tulip raising. Mr. Pope himself, as every one knew, was at the time seeking a divorce from his third wife, and his only son, young Vernon Pope, had given Interesting reading recently in the evening papers because of his elopement with a musi cal comedy star of considerable repu tation. the I'm we Hester didn't in the least approve of the Popes, but she did love their tulips, and when she heard one woman who stood for a while beside her say to her companion, "I can't even ad mire the exhibition when I think what kind of people the Popes are," Hester wondered for a brief minute whether she were weakening In her very rigid standard, because she could admire the Pope's tulips as much as she did. It seemed to her, as she stood there feasting her eyes on the sea of golden tulips, as pure as morning sunlight, that Just to grow flowers like that would make people want to be good and decent. The exhibit, as every one said, was the most attractive of any shown, for tulips, in beds of red and yellow, pink, white, nnd of that rich dark red char acteristic of the "black" tulip, were arranged about a little Dutch cottage that had a real little door and two windows with white muslin curtain*. If Hester had any well-defined idea of aeavenly mansions it was of some such little white-curtained Dutch cot tage as this, surrounded by beds of glorious popples and paths of pure white pebbles like those she now gazed upon. A young man came out of the cot tage, and Hester watched him eager ly. Of course, it was young Vernon Pope, and as he opened the door she looked to see if there was a girl In the cottage; if there was a girl, of :ourse it was the dancing girl he had »loped with. For a moment ilestet envied the s he might dan. j .j- gin it?-.*- » . • J"-• becaus-i t,y mi ad,ni tînt whlte-currain,.,i cotta-e i btll.iued \ernon, and th he no , ' to thd f no girl ce a I (pear be "O 0,1 e left in the n ,tt ^e T"' J crunched his * * ernon pebbled the white fence that 'h,,,,,,. ° I */ le "'hite-painted » ....... « äs * of the tmm.. . 1 11 f,u outside Of Vernon !J, ' p, an '< 1 to he a friend "Oon-TatnlnH ... „.'> Tatu,atio ns !" said the man "I kn the outside of the fence ~ ' ■ get the « 1 Kni 'W you f/ fhe first prize for "ouitl ut you've takenTh* p " 2e for tuI <I>s. : *v of any sort in thi^e lii .straight from « , Th * ir om the judges just showeo j don 1 say - young Vernon j biinly will . ' a ' ,l< don. "You ! so koen al, oiK _ "That cer i 1,0 s P<" nt «« rftf' ,,a I>P.v. He was ! Hutch bulbs this *J ta Ke effect, and j I "It's sure a slick'(Porting those fbo bringer of good I, J bt> better. an men ted 1 " Yes * !t oou, ' k " correci'ouldu't and Hester permitted herse, i overhear the conversation. "VVi n , ! R* ,In K to some nice little bi» haired girl to dress in Dutch costii. and add local color to the cottage. I'O] got the costume straight from Hol land, and we were going to get one of the maids to dress up; but the only blonde one got huffed at the last min ute, and the brunette ones wouldn't do. I'm going to start out tomorrow and get one. The trouble Is we don't want the kind of show girl you'd get j a theatrical agency'. We want ! a "ife, fresh-looking girl, that looks as ,f she had grown up In a tulip Just then the young man's eyes shifted, and for the first time he saw Hester. There was a slight start in his manner, and Hester somehow be came aware that she had flaxen hair and that she certainly did not look like a show girl. The young heir to the Pope millions lowered his voice and drew the young man he was talk ing to aside. Hester would have fol lowed them to hear their conversation, but It was obviously Impossible. How ever, she still stood there by the white fence drinking in the beauty of the color, and waiting to hear what she might when the young man returned to the fence. It was only a few minutes later when young Vernon returned, and, coming very respectfully to her, asked her with considerable embar rassment If she would he willing to be the Dutch girl. She was just the D'pe, he said, and if she didn't need f he money she could contribute It to the Red Cross. He said that he was v< ry anxious to have some one by the next afternoon—Saturday, because his father was coining in to see the show for the first time, and he had so wanted a Dutch girl in the cottage, Hester thought a minute. Saturday afternoon was a half holiday. She could "give notice" the first thing in the morning. She was only a cog In the wheel at her office; another girl would do as well as she on Monday morning. For a whole week she could spend her days there In that wonder ful tulip garden. She accepted, and before long she found herself alone In a little dressing room donning the Dutch peasant costume that was ap parently made Just to fit her small, plump figure. for In K. of Of course, the young man fell In love with her, and, of course, when at the end of the week he told her so. Hester, who was a very strict princi pled little girl, was ns troubled ns she had ever been In her life before. She really did like him; she felt that she could not let hlrti go. Still— "F.ut, what about that beautiful dancing lady you eleped with?" she asked him naively. And the young man laughed and laid his hands on her shoulders tenderly. They were inside the little Dutch cottage a few minutes before the afternoon session of the exhibition began. "You didn't think I was Vernon Pope, did you. little girl? Bless your heart, you thought that, did you? Why, I'm only the head gardener's son. But father and I get more out of the Pope millions than the Popes do, for we are lords of the estate that young Vernon is too sophisticated to enjoy. They don't know one tulip from an other. They just 'go In' for them because every millionaire has to go in for something. So you'll rnatiry me. won't you? Even if I am Tom Daw kins, gardener, instead of Vernon Pope, millionaire!" And Hester honestlv could not see why any girl would not a hundred 1 times rather have married Tom Daw kins than Vernon Pope, with all his I millions. j - Opaki Hard to Capture, ; T]lP home of the opakl In thp west . ern half of equatorial Africa, is a for est cloister 000 miles long, 180 miles wide and 700 miles from the coast— a dismal and inhospitable region of un broken wilderness. Into this retreat. Inhabited by cannibals, strewn with the graves of thousands of white men and visited almost dally with terrific trop ical thunderstorms, with intervals of intense and humid heat from a torrid sun, the Lang-Chapln expedition ven tured In 1909. For six years Its members stalked the opaki, a mysterious creature, noc turnal in its habits, with a sense of hearing inconceivably acute, and so wary that only one specimen had ever been obtained. Few white men had ever seen an opaki, but, thanks to the | determined efforts of Sir Harry John ston. the gifted explorer and colonial administrator, the British museum was in possession of the remains o) one of those aulnuU - --uses. t' o get buck onr t' o get buck onr v u " cannot do wrnne ** rne ' lsur N,Jr (, an we K j Ve p;lln ... .' J fe "' r! sd.t; nr« For Justlr i,lJ Pie.u each slight. SUMMER DRinks. Thor Possibly lelilni r, ' shl,1 P drink to a "'or,. o«i, il I fig. thirsty throat: "lade of . As lemons an- so "ion they coni- : may i,,. t procured anywhere ,lu ' round, v " 1,v lemonade „I ; v "' vs is the following; Add to ..... f , a < ai ' flli ,,f strained In- '"I't'il.s of wafer , a cupful ,.f I and a '■! mi O U ' mon J"!«'*, »toll sirup i,iuf, - s . «tool and pj a , v most de. 11 and keep p, ,] Jt . j f ( , garnished faf, lespoonf„| s ,,f p,,. j or a sprig o. of ' water makes ,, tw. with ,. "' ish For those vK' which may he|' v, ti' fashioned ginger 0 ^ fresh lemon fying. Add honey Old fine well with a tahlesfpr th e 0 pj. I i! .v and a pint of chilled w*st satis been a harvest drink i, mix workers for years. In the enger »»î«n trig eweetening was molasses anas | hot th(> drink a piquant flavor Canton Punch—For ginger Hdtesj this is a great favorite: Chop hafltlne pound of Canton ginger, add a cupfipî of honey und four cupfuls of cold wa ter. Cover and let stand 30 minutes, Bring gradually to the boiling point and let boil 15 minutes. Add one-half cupful of orange juice, the same of lemon julep; Tool, strain and add crushed ice. Raspberry Shrub.—This delicious fruit sirup should he prepared during the fruit season. Take three pints of raspberries, put into an earthen Jar with two cupfuls of cider vinegar; cover and let stand 21 hours, then strain through a double thickness of cheesecloth. Pour this strained liquor over three pints of fresh berries and let stand again 24 hours; strain again. add to each cupful of juice a cupful of sugar, heat slowly and boil 20 minutes. F>ottle and seal. Chocolate Milk Shake.—Melt four squares of unsweetened chocolate, add two cupfuls of honey, a pinch of salt and lfi cupfuls of boiling water, boll live minutes. Cool and keep in a Jar. A few tablespoonfuls of the sirup, one egg beaten and a cupful of milk ; add Ice and shake. More women patients, three to one. are sent to hospitals than men. In times of peace. This comes, in large degree, from the fact that women live Indoors, and breathe dust-laden sec ond-hand atmosphere. WAR-TIME CAKES. The cakes that patriotic women In dulge in are few and on those when frosted—which is sel dom—honey, sirup (ma pie or corn), is used in stead of sugar. In many cakes barley flour may he substituted for the wheat entirely, making a most tasty cake; in oth ers the wheat flour is saved by using part barley ftotir. Sour Cream Spice Cake-Take a half cupful of sugar, a cupful of sour cream, two tnblespoonfuls of corn r. sirup, tnree-fourtlis of a cupful of n .M,„ „ .... e. I c ». » a wtilte Hour, a cupful of barley flour, o , i. - - , a teaspoonful of salt, a teaspoonful , .... I . , , . of baking powder and a teaspoonful of ! . , , . , . soda, a half teaspoonful of cloves, and : — , , . , , the same of grated nutmeg, and a tea- j spoonful of cinnamon. Mix as usual ! ami hake In g»'in pans. [ Spice Ca^e With Sour Milk.— : Cream together a cupful of sugar with J a third of a cupful oi shortening; add | a cupful of sour milk, one egg well beaten, a cupful each of barley and wheat flour sifted with a teaspoonful of baking powder, a half teaspoonful j of soda, a teaspoonful of cinnamon, a third of a teaspoonful of cloves and : the same of salt; a teaspoonful of j graft'd nutmeg, and lastly a cupful of raisins. Boat well and make in a loaf, Chocolate Cup Cakes.—Cream to- ! gether a half cupful of sweet fat, a ; cupful of sugar; add a half cupful of ! hot water to Ha squares of chocolate, I beat two eggs, sift together one cup- | ful of barley flour, a half cupful of | wheat flour, a half teaspoonful of bak lng powder, a teaspoonful of soda and blend ingredients as usual, using a half cupful of sour milk and raisins and flavoring to tnste. Mix, heat well and bake In gem pans. Barley Chocolate Drop Cakes— Combine the following Ingredients: One-fourth cupful of shortening, one egg. one cupful of barley flour, a half teaspoonful of soda, a square of melt ed chocolate, a half cupful of nuts, a cupful of sugar, a half cupful of sweet milk, a half cupful of wheat flour, a teaspoonful of baking powder and a cupful of sugar. This recipe makes three dozen. When cleaning hardwood floors a mop or cloth dipped in oil is much better to use than one dampened with water. All spots may be washed If necessary' and the oil rubbed out of It; this brings back the polish. Au, I th/ sha^[ S /" ,J >:a V|v e ,|. Bllt what tor,: dure,] From lire«], still hay,* gur ■r.t* of firlef yoil ?v «» w-hlrh never arrive,]. CLEANING HINTS. ''Iwans.' " lth Paint I y choose a (lamp „r da >- Then pfiu,. of w.nkyr ,. n . T '" to r "'"" and let thw «'■am fill the . ..... ........... to cl, ' VaMs: «team wi;i tt, ned and loos "*■'1 the dust on the wall, easier than >m. then ean th« h. U ' f r, ' ,a " s much h ( "' U thIs treatment. -Mirrors are ,piiekiv dean.^i k loth dampened in alcohol t, ,,s,n * is ensile I 1'" pol Put on ' f "tl 01,re should. easily taken not t. an alcohol do-. 1 v:irnfs, "-' d framo p| cleanin >fl,. wrung drv. L , fl.'innel mnkn " (l,, ths; it is soft and eus h B T I »' l ZiT r m,y m ""- »» * "'Uno of beeswax ar ind rntx the wav cut / tur I' ( ' n tine. water. r>le, ' , ' s OVLr paraffin wax mixed evi,». makes „ f ' rh dip the doth Into ** '' r nus * put. and ft is rpa ,. v ? m xt11r **' 'jaonths. ' ° ns ^ j 1 ! ! ! I ! I ! soas, ra,n; ' T|s ' ,>d <>n the kit che» Clea. 1,kln >rnitirh better than In vineg a ' nt - This is a gootl suds and f UVf ' s ^'ft during ;» nnd clean. prevents rust. Muriatic ncilJ' soaking then* In the teakettle'/" 3 !* in soap iron in the sink ai,oway soft on a swab in the p< sels, and he sure not ° limo long or it will dissolve t*. nt self. If ns*>d In th»* tenklt care should he used to boil i! fre>h water before using again, acid is poisonous. Before working in the garden fill . nails with soap, then there will he les* manicuring to he done after the work Is over. When we look into the long avenue of the future and see the good there is for each of us to do, we realize after all what a beautiful thing it is tf> work and to live and be happy.—Stev enson. \1 THE QUEEN OF BERRIES. Strawberries may now he produced throughout the summer and autumn » months in northern T'nlted States. The plants set In the spring will hear In the fall of the same year. The overhearing variety Is very lmrdy and resists disease bearing until lat« ; ^ ad wh»*n heavy frosts come, " fi'' 11 the berries first arrive from | the South they are too expensive foi a I general use. but a few for a garnish j to puddings or Ices will satisfy the ap ■ petite for the delirious fruit. One doe* not wistl to lose the Joy of the home Rrmvn hy ,nauI 8 in S t0 ° fre( '" ** , th, ' parI >7 U ,s u,or '' e ™ no ^ 1^1, saves shipping expense and is aU round mon* loyal In war time to ölt ! ', . of onr own products, , , ; , . , , , An angel food baked in a square tin. .. , . . ' . then cut In squares hears'd with sweet ! . . . 1 . 1 . . . ent'd whipped cream and crushed : , | , . . sweetened berries, makes a dessert j .. ( ! X< * n< .. Strawberry Salad.—This is a delight , . . 7 . ... ,, . , [ fui way of serving the berry. Cut larg* : fin»« berries in half, serve on lettuc« J leaves with French dressing, usinf | four tnblespoonfuls of oil to one o: lemon Juice, a Hit of salt, paprika, pow ,iered sugar and a dash of cayenne, strawberry Ice Cream—Add a pint j of sugar to a quart of cream with s tqasponnful of vanilla and fr»>eze: : when partly frozen open the freezer j a dd n pint of strained strawberry jnic« frdni berries which have b»*en pul through a sieve. I,et stand four hour; ! to ripen, ; Strawberry Tapioca. — Wash an< ! cook a cupful of tapioca, adding a pint I of water and cooking until clear an< | soft. When cold add a quart of straw | berries sliced; serve with sugar ant cream. Strawberry Pie.—Make a pnstrj shell and bake it. Fill the shell witl slim! berries, mixed with sugar; heaj over It sweetened whipped cream anc dot with sliced berries. Serve et» as any pie. Strawberries crushed with suga; mixed with cream make delirious cak« filling. iß. Coughing Spreads Disease. According to Surgeon General Got gas, practically all the sickness am death In the nation's new armies ha been caused by diseases of the respl» ntory organs. This Is his reason fa starting an educational campalg against promiscuous coughîug. sneet lng nnd spitting, for It Is hy the* atone that such diseases are spread.