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PACKING A TRUNK At this time of the year many are confronted with the problem of putting two or more closetfuls of clothes, with shoes, hats, parasols and what not Into one trunk. Packing Is an art: and while some are born packers, and some achieve the art of packing, most wom en have packing literally thrust upon them at some period of their existence. This article is not intended for the woman with two or three maids, who never has to think of packing, except to choose from an array of finery laid out for the purpose. It is meant for that girl or woman who has to plan ana arrange, who not only has to look after the wardrobe at home, but must do all the thinking, arranging and actual packing. A first requisite it the "indispensa ble" list of things to go into the trunk. Having found the key, fastened It to the list, hanging in a convenient as well as a conspicuous place, then when the expressman calls there will be no fran tic hunting through boxes and drawers, remembering when train time is peril ously near that the key was in the left hand hat box-beautifully packed. As various articles are thought of, add them to the list, even at the risk of a duplicate or two, for, when the packing actually begins, it Is an easy matter, and saves any amount of brain fag, to check off the contents of the trunk frwhen e tlic Sbusiness of packing is real ly at hand, place the trunk on two or dinary kitchen chairs, to avoid conse quent backache, if one must be fre quently stooping to the floor. There to little comfort in a trunk with but one tray for there is too great space at the bottom to be filled with things which have to be so frequently han dled to get at the P«rver«» '■*>me thing" which is sure to be at the bot tom The more trays the better and. preferably, one should be deeper than the other. If one tray is divided for a hat-box, and the remainder of the space divided into two or three com partments, it will meet the needs of most women. The average girl or woman has to deal with ordinary trunks, and gen erally puts her belongings in just as they come," having left herself about a quarter of the time she ought to have allowed to do her packing in. There are, of course, all sorts of rules for packing—from the one which sug gests a separate tray for every frock to the one advising that every gMOM' be rolled in a very tight wad. Having learned the folly of the last men tioned be warned by experience never to attempt again. But there ar? many artful dodges not universally knoun or at any rate remembered, which are of real importance in the packing of one's wardrobe, whether for a long or short stay away from the home. We all know that heavy things and things that will not crush should go at the bottom of the trunk, but we oftentimes forget what we mean to put on the top of the said trunk. Books, shoes, rain-coat, heavy /&**. and toilet appliances (provided they are not put in the hand bag) may be all very well as the foundation of one's packing, but if this same trunk is to be topped off with lingerie waists, a chiffon dress, and even (as sometimes harpens) a hat or two crowded out from their legitimate hatbox, what will happen if the baggage handler of no nice feelings happens to reverse that trunk on the platform, or even—awtui thought—for the entire journey? It is an excellent plan to have a wooden or, better still, a tin box for stowing away all of the breakables, especially those with liquid in. Lack ing a satisfactory tin box, an ord.nary small tin pail minus the handle makes a serviceable substitute. Put the top on tightly and tie it in place with a tape Yet it is not always breakage that causes tragedy. A cork forced out of a bottle of glycerine by the weight of the contents, and the sticky beautifier leaking over one's clothes, makes an indelible impression on both mind and garments. The head of each bottle of toilet accessories should be tied securely with a bit of chamois or an old glove and pieces of corru gated cardboard packed between each jar or bottle in the small box, where all such necessities will be stowed. It is a delight to know just where the cold cream or the shoe polish is when wanted immediately upon arrival at one's destination, and with the assur ance that all bottles and such are cor rectly packed one can have no un easiness if the hostess insists upon a maid unpacking. The great thing in traveling is to ar range to take garments that will pack flat. Everybody knows the rule "plenty of paper," but do not let It be anything but tissue. Lace blouses pack nicely If sufficient paper is used, LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE as is also the onse with silk frocks. Tailor made garments should be packed like a man's suit, and it Is well for the novice to take lessons from a man In the folding of cloth garments. For gathered frills and fluffy gowns there is nothing but an Iron at the other end. Muslin underwear can be put In the lower tray, while knit underwear and stockings can be used to fill chinks In the lower part of the trunk. Lingerie waists and filmy dresses should have a tary to themselves. And be sure to have all your rainy-day necessities as near together ns possible, so that even a summer shower may be enjoyed. It seems almost unnecessary to add that a sewing equipment, yet, "lest we forget," let it be put on the list, and see that it contains small scissors, thimble, both black and white cotton thread, a paper of mixed needles, with a few buttons of assorted sizes. Another reminder for the woman who pack is—take plenty of your favorite kind of pins and hairpins. You may not be able to buy thorn at the place you are going; and it is almost as poor taste to frequently borrow such per sonal belongings, even from so near a relative as a sister, as It is to bor row kerchiefs or stockings. And, by the way, one's stock of kerchiefs, stockings and gloves should bo gen erous, lso, it is better to be over stocked than to run short of appro priate neckwear; remembering, too. the desirability ot a second "string" in case anything befalls a belt. If going away from home for a month or six weeks' stay, be sure of having with you a kimono or lounging robe for a possible day's indisposition. . On removing things from your trunks it Is important to shake every article as It comes out. No matter whether a serge skirt, an elaborate bodice, an artificial flower vr a wash petticoat, ■hake it well. Another thing to recollect is that if you have no very good place to hang your possessions keep the air and dust away from them as much as is feasible, but shake them every day so that the creases will have no chance to get set. And another interesting wrinkle to know, while we are on the subject of wrinkles, is to hang blouses and skirts upside down occasionally, especially when there are many flounces on the latter. Veils and fichus, collars, ties and ribbons are best packed among the hats, with heaps of tissue paper, no pressure, and a good deal of hope— that they will unpack in fairly good condition.—Beautiful Homes. HANGING PICTURES The hanging of a picture is a point of much more importance than many imagine. It mods a good eye to know what pictures will go together without spoiling the effect of one another, just how high or now low they should be placed, and how they should be grouped, says an exchange. Another important point is the selection of a wall covering that will harmonize with both pictures and furniture. The best thing to do is to study the pictures when choosing a wall paper. A paper devoid of much pattern makes an excellent background for pictures when there are quite a number of them, but when there are only a few a paper with a large set pattern prevents the room having a bare look. Where there Is a square place between the fireplace and a corner two or three smaller pic tures grouped together would look well if one does not possess one large pic ture that would till the space .satisfac torily. Sometimes a nice picture is hid den and Its beauties lost through being hung in a corner just because it fits it, and this should be avoided. A very small picture should not be grouped with a very large one, nor .should a large one be surrounded by several small ones, because if it is good this detracts from its appearance and makes it look paltry, and if it is poor it attracts attention to it, when otherwise it would remain unnoticed; besides, it is bad taste, and this of itself is suffi cient argument against the practice. A slender white and gold frame should not hang side by side with a heavy one of dark oak; white or deli cate slender frames should be grouped together and the heavy ones kept to themselves. Oil paintings, engravings and photographs should not be mixed. Small photographs and etchings should be hung in corners and down on a level with the eye, and paintings should be kept apart on one side of the room. The same rule applies to water colors. Two or more may be grouped together, but not in connection with engravings, prints or photographs. CONVENIENCES FOR INVALIDS One of the greatest problems to be faced in oaring for the Invalid Is to make things tempting enough to ooux the appetite. The pretty Invalid trays for sale in the china shops are a great help in making the meal tempting. The most elaborate has a tea, cof fee and chocolate pot, each with a cup and saucer to match; a covered dish, a toast rack, an egg cup, a plate, and salt and pepper shakers—all In gold and white. The soup set is a good sized covered bowl with a plate for crackers, and salt and pepper shakers. Besides these two are coffee sets with or without the covered dish, and sets for tea alone. With each comes a tray of light wood, painted white, with two handles. One can buy the tray by it self and stock it with china to suit the individual needs and purse. The comfort such an outfit can be the busy housekeeper alone knows. With It on the shelf she no longer has to hunt for the small teapot, only to find it has mysteriously disappeared. All she has to do is to heat the lovely in valid dishes, put the small snowy nap kin on the tray and arrange the meal, and the effect would give the worst dyspeptic a digestion. The table Is another thing that Is quite a problem. No one can eat com fortably when the tray is placed on the bed. The best invalid table is a white iron one with a foot which turns di rectly under the bed, so that It cannot possibly trip up the nurse, anil a top which can be raised or lowered by a screw, which turns at any anglo. This top, which is about a foot and a halt' by two feet, does not rest on the bed at all, and so is always level, and since it can be raised or lowered it accom modates itself to the position of the patient; If he is lying down Hat, it can be brought directly over his chest, and If he is propped up with pillows, it lies across his lap. The next best thing to this Is a table with short legs. If the clothes are spread smooth before it is put on the bed, the table should stand quite firm; otherwise there is always the danger that it will slightly tip. One can be easily prepared at home by shortening the legs of a folding sewing table. When not in use, it can be set against the wall. Even if one has the more substantial table, this home-made sub stitute is excellent for a convalescent child, as he can push it about the bed and on It cut paper dolls, or paint pictures. There is that most useful utensil, the Individual dialing dish. This is small, inexpensive and wonderfully conven ient. At night it will quickly heat a cup of milk or broth, and in the day time one can scramble an egg and serve it piping hot, to the amuseir.ent of the invalid. With a child this disli is an unfailing source of joy and comfort. Then there is the little refrigerator. In a city house where the patient Is on the third floor for the sake of quiet and the ice is in the basement, there are endless trips up and down stairs day and night, and the cost in wear and tear is greater than the cost of the re frigerator. It should not stand in the sick room, but out in the hall. Besides the ice itself, it will easily hold a day or a night's supply of milk, eggs, soup, custards and jellies. If one cannot have, this, however, the next best thing is a large-sized red flannel cozy, lined with asbestos; this slips on tightly over a pitcher of cracked ice and keeps it from melting fur ten hours; with a fever patient this is a valuable help. Of course the cozy keeps hot things hot quite as well as it keeps cold things cold, so it serves a. double purpose. One more useful thing for the conva lescent's comfort is the individual Ice cream freezer. Pure Ice cream is great ly favored by doctors as palatably con vening a large amount of nourishment. The little freezer which holds a pint, or a still smaller size, costs but a dollar, and takes little Ice. With it one can make a dish of Ice cream in only a few minutes; and experience proves that nothing is better liked by a patient. Study carefully the diet prescribed by the doctor, and use as much variety as possible. It may seem difficult, but you can get a cook book prepared especially for the benefit of nurses which gives many ways of preparing the same thing, so that quite a creditable variety may be attained with the same ma terials. Above all, avoid asking the invalid what he wants to eat. Let it be a surprise, and see if he will not be surprised into eating it. " THE RETORT COURTEOUS An old darky wanted to Join a fash ionable city church, and the minister, knowing it was hardly the thing to do and not wanting to hurt his feelings, told him to go home and pray over it. AUGUST 14, 1910. In a few days the darky came back. 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