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THE CARE OF WHITE HAIR (Mrs.
Van Hi)— When the hair is good and ths hair turns white at an age com parativtly young, nothing can be done . POINTS ON WEDDINGS (Bride).— Invitations are usually sent out two weeka before the date of the wedding ceremony. The invitations should be engraved, never printed, and this ex pense as well aa the expense of mailing them is borne by the parents of the bride. Certainly, It was the proper thing to ask your Intended husband for a list of the names of friends whom he would wish to attend the wedding. If the list is too leng or if there are objections to any of the people h* names, tell him so frankly: men ar« apt to be somewhat thoughtless in such matters and by exercising a little tact now you will avoid misunderstandings and unpleasantness later. All wedding gifts should be acknowleged as soon as pc-sslble after their receipt by a per sonal note of thanks from the bride; this Is imperative. The same rule ap plies when gifts are received from friends or relatives of your husbancl to-be whom you have not yet met. Th* bridegroom pays for the carriage to and from the church and train; h© also pays the minister's fee and for the flowers for the bride and bridesmaids. The correct outfit for a bridegroom for a 12 o'clock wedding is a black frock coat, fancy or white waistcoat, dark gray hair-striped trousers, white gloves and white tie. The gown for the bride is always made with high neck and long sleeves. As the decorations are to be in white and gold, I would suggest that the bridesmaids' gowns be of th» same dainty color scheme. White chif fon or silk mull over soft finished pals yellow taffeta would be charming, with hats of shirred tulle trimmed with whits ostrich plumes or yellow and white blossoms. hair is liable to become coarse and stubborn if cut too much. Occasionally you hear Home one sol emnly declare, with a wise was of the head and a knowing smile, that first impressions are all important, in fact, everything:. No one would deny for a minute that they are lasting, but the length of their duration depends largely upon circuinstances. The wise old philosopher hit the nail squarely on thf- head v.htn she told her son that "'t makts a bic difference whether you g OWING the knee of Madame Con ventionality may be a bit trying: at times, but it most certainly is a paying investment in the long run. For, while one is loth to acknowledge it, effects are what every last one of us live for, and just as long as we are able to impress favorably we arc pleased with ourselves, and the world in general is pleased with us. MRS. J.,M. (Corsets).— Even If you do live in the country, make it your business to have your corsets tried SARAH (Almond Meal). — There are a variety of ways of making almond meal, but as this is easily made at home and pure, I will give you but this receipt: Almond powder, 1 pound; cuttlefish bone " (powdered), 5 ounces; curd soap (air-dried, pow dered), 2Vs ounces: white Castile soap (air-dried, powdered), 2& ounces; orris root (in fine powder), 1^4 ounces. Mix and pass through a firje sieve. OYSTER AND CHESTNUT .STUFF INGS (Houskeeper).— To fill a fowl of ordinary v size will require three tea cupsful of prepared stuffing. A most delicious oyster stuffing is made by taking two scant teacupsful of stale bread crumbs, one-half pint of oysters drained and cut in half; season with salt, pepper, celery salt, one table spoonful of butter, one-half teaspoonful STAINS UNDER FINGER NAILS (Mrs. H. M. B.). — Sharpen a small stick (a match will do), roll a tiny bit of absorbent cotton over the end, dip in diluted lemon juice and gently force the acid under the nail as you force the flesh backward with the ball of the thumb.* If you cannot reach the stain in this way dip a small nail brush in the lemon juice and brush directly across the ends of the finger tips, bo that the bristles of the brush will pass between the ends of the fin gers and the nails. This will clean away the stains perfectly. A. B. C. (Bathing). — The mere fact that you take a cold sponge every morning should not hinder you from taking a hot bath at . least three times a week. No, it most decidedly will not hurt you. Use plain Castile soap and a good flesh brush and scrub yourself well and you will see that you will not only feel better for it, but will look better in the bargain. ¦ .; SINGEING OR CLIPPING HAIR (Margaret).— For years there has been miich difference of opinion as to wheth er singeing or clipping the hair is the better method for removing the faded and split ends. If singeing is resorted to it should be done by an experienced hairdresser, for, in the hands of an un skilled person, more harm than good will result. Clipping, however, can be done by any careful person with good eyesight. The hair should be brushed smoothly and divided Into strands. Hold a strand firmly In the hand, and if the ends are very much faded or split, cut off one-half to one Inch, ac cording to needs; then pick up the shorter hairs and clip each end just enough to remove the split portion. Continue thus until all the hair has been gone over. If neglected for some time the hair is apt to dwindle greatly at the ends and be quite thin and worn for three or four inches of its length. If this is tKe case It is a decided im provement to cut off this portion of the hair and thus start a more uniform "growth. The pernicious habit of using a hot curling iron Is responsible for much of the shabby hair one sees. If the Iron must be used have it as cool as is compatible with the desired re sult. When the hair is once got in good condition it is not a good plan to keep up the clipping process, for the GRACE (Waists)— Waists' are Just what you make them, fancy or plain, costly or inexpensive, arid one Is Just as fit as the othen Some of them are strictly tailored, others are fashioned with a surplice collar, some elaborately embroidered and again others shirred or trimmed with laces and embroider ies and all manners of frills and fur belows. myriad of woes and in a twinkling you will have gained a friend who will be ready to swear by you for ever more. These days so much liberty Is givjsn one that it is more or less difficult to know Just where to draw the manner line. For years it has been considered a breach of etiquette to put an elbow on the table, but to put both up and calmly survey the territory was just about the limit and showed a distress ing lack of training and discipline. Such is not the case nowadays, al though, to be sure, It is not considered the pink of perfection for formal oc casions. But at teas and even at cafes and restaurants it fails to rouse the faintest interest and no one gives it even a passing thought. Unless, per haps, the attitude is very confidential, and suggests an animated flirtation- Just why people see the faults of their neighbors bo plainly and remain in blissful ignorance of their own is a mystery that has never been fath omed. Miss Knocker confides to a fa vored few that her best friend is a charming girl, only Bhe feels rather sorry for her because she has some peculiar mannerisms. ' For instance, she slides down bo far in her chair and assumes such a slouchy attitude. Ten to one Miss Knocker is complacently ANNA (Perfume). — If you use sachet bags be careful to keep them sweet and fresh smelling, as the odor of stale perfume is anything but pleasant. Use this powder, as it is as lasting as any: Powdered orris, 1 pound; powdered bergamot pill, \i ounce; powdered acacia, U ounce; musk, 20 grains.- The age of pinafores is obviously the one where "do's" and "don't's" flourish and even run riot, but somehow or other long after this stage has been successfully passed, new conditions bob up serenely end one is forced to ad mit that just about everything under the shining sun, no matter how sim ple, needs explicit and definite instruc tions or else one is up in the air" to the amusement of kind and sympathetic friends and the everlasting chagrin of one's self. If you would be popular, Miladi, let me tell you a few plain truths. Never l*=t yourself be caught laughing at the embarrassments of others. In the first place it is beastly rude and you're cutting a. sorry figure In the eyes of «*very well, bred person that chances to b<e about, and In the second place. It Is worse than bad policy. There is bound to be a ripple of amusement and ct such a time a kindly understanding cod will soothe and smooth away .a eee the light hair fluffln* 'round her face when you're cettin* beside her on a moonlight night or in a mornin' from across the breakfast table." She real ised that circumstances alter cases, and that what could be done with per fect propriety one day could also be an outrageous breach the next. Answers to Correspondents te restore the original color except t* dye It, and that I cannot recommend. Most. If not all, compounds which It Is claimed will restore color only by stimulating the growth 'an merely dyes In disguise. Take the best of care of your health, bestowing regular care upon the face to keep the skin smooth and fair, and you need *not feel sensi tive that your hair Is white, for every observing person will recognize the dif ference between hair white with ad vancing yean and that which Is pre maturely gray. A strikingly handsome woman of my acquaintance has snowy hair at thirty-five, with the clear skin, rosy cheeks and the figure of twenty five, preserved solely by hyglenlo liv ing and massage. She does not dress like an elderly woman because her hair is snow white, but is a dream at the matinee in a gown of soft dark crepe and a hat of glowing red. The shrewd young woman with gray hair has her inning again by adopting the quaint flowered silks and muslins so fashlop able this season, made in 1830 modes. If her dressmaker is an artist she will look like a powdered beauty from a rare old painting. To preserve the snowy whiteness of the, hair, be very particular to use only the very best hair pins, preferably those of shell and keep the combs and brushes scru pulously clean. Shampoo once a month, mixing the following soap Jelly with the first water, or rubbing it di rectly Into the scalp: Cut a cake of pure olive oil soap Into fine shavings and dissolve in a double boiler with one quart of hot water: cool; add one rcunding teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and strain into a wide neck bot tle; perfume with half teaspoonful of concentrated extract of wood violets, shake well and cork tightly. ' To use. pour one tablespoonful into half a pint of hot water and rub Into the scalp; or pour into the first water. Rinse in several waters and dry in the usual way. ot sweet cream to moisten tne crumDS and one egg* well beaten: mix and fill the fowl or chicken; garnish the bird before carving with fried oysters and parsley. For the chestnut stuffing peel, blanch and boil one pint of chestnuts until tender, using slightly salted water; drain dry over the fire and then mash fine; moisten with one table spoonful of. thick sweet cream, season with salt, white pepper and a dash of nutmeg if liked. Then mix In two tablespoonsful of melted butter and one cupful of breadcrumbs. Serve with brown sauce and garnish with boiled chestnuts, or add the chestnuts to the sauce. , So if you're in doubt at any time one simple, almost childish rule. Keep your eyes and your ears wide open and your mouth discreetly closed, and as sure as fate you'll come out on top of the pile and land high and dry. on and if necessary fitted. You cer tainly come to town to shop now and then, and I advise you to wait un til that time, for you will be better satisfied and more comfortable. The tape girdles are good for some figures, but even these tiny affairs are fitted and laced in a certain way over the back and hies. It is a difficult matter to give the price of a good corset, for it all depends on the make and. the boning. However, I know you can get a good, serviceable one for»$3.50, and it probably will answer your purpose quite as well as a $10 one. Of course, if you will persist In little frills like polishing your nails on the tea cloth you are very apt to be called peculiar, and that word, by the way, covers a multitude of Bins and a vari ety of meanings. Just because you are going elsewhere and want your nails to retain their gloss does not excuse you from converting your hostess' drawing-room or dining-room into a manicure shop. If. you feel that a wee rub is absolutely essential to your hap piness do it as quickly and as quietly as you can and without attracting any more attention than is positively nec essary, for grooming one's self in public is strictly forbidden in polite society. While you want to be almple In your manner there is such k thing as be ing overtrained in this very simplicity. Crossing the feet or knees is tolerated these days, but she is a wise lassie who does not assume this position too fre quently. In the first place, like all hab it, soon grows on one and develops Elde Issues. The next thing the hands are clasped over the knees and before you realize it you are rocking away and displaying an amazing amount of ankle and fluff fluff that is anything but the acme of modesty. And after all it's so easy to avoid Blunderville. Just 8top and think twice and during that time pay strict attention to your neighbors, for it's always safe when in Rome to do as the Romans do. If they are slow to act gain time by some hook or crook, and lo and behold, your problem will be successfully solved and no one but yourself need ever be the wiser. sipping tea with her own feet extended half way across the room, tripping every one that passes by, but she would be Indignation personified if. any one dared call her crude or even suggested that her feet were not being properly trained in the way they should go. And that reminds me, don't take the trouble to say disagreeable things about your friends and earn the name of ''knocker." Life really is too short, and besides, your delightfully attentive audience is skillfully drawing you out and making you say twice as much as you intended or reaily mean and some fine day it will come back to you tenfold. In short. In all probability you will be taxed with maliciously f preading a story and when it is retold you'll have strenuous difficulty in rec ognizing even the shreds of the 'orig inal. THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY CALE. 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