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Knitting Bags, Work
Bags and Catch Alls
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.
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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;
For Justlr
i,lJ Pie.u
each slight.
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 ,,
For those vK' which may he|' v, ti'
fashioned ginger 0 ^ fresh lemon
fying. Add honey
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
eweetening was molasses anas |
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.
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
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,:
still hay,* gur
■r.t* of firlef yoil
?v «» w-hlrh
never arrive,].
''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«
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.
taken not t.
an alcohol do-. 1 v:irnfs, "-' d framo
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 ^
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
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
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«
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.

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