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The San Francisco Sunday Call
IF PARENTS but knew how magnified
ell things are to the childish mind,
there would be fewer harmful im
pression? on the lives of little ones. The
' best suggestion is to retrace the steps
Jn one's own life and to recall the
doubts and the ffarsf that were left by
the actions of the "unthinking ones with
whom th*» present fathers and mothers
came in contact. Things that seem but
trifles to grown people appear warped
and distorted to children, often leaving
a lasting- influence for 111.
When you and John have that'dlffer
ence of opinion that results in hot
words on both sides, you may think
nothing of it after the reconciliation has
occurred, yet little John, who overheard
It, will wondPr for days what made
father so naughty that mother cried, or
why mamma scolded poor daddy.
Thus two beings who have seemed
quite perfect to the* little one are shown
Vlth the first flaw, and the child's trust
is never quite the same again.
Youngsters are so sharp; they take in
so much more than their elders imag
ine. And it is dangerous to trust to
their not understanding conversations
that are held before them. If they do
not understand in the way an older per
son would, they get "warped ideas that
are sometimes ludicrous, more often pa
thetic, again embarrassing.
Particular care must be taken that an
impression of fear is not gained. Per
mit your child to be frightened, and it
may b« a coward all its life. Discharge
instantly a nurse who rules through
dread of policeman, or bogles, who peo
ples the dark with spooks or wild ani
mels or who holds up father or mother
as a dire punisher.
Such impressions can never be entirely
overcome. Instead of the little one's
feeling that the policeman is the friend
to whom she should go if lost, or that
her parents love her with a tenderness
that could not harm, the old childish
dread makes confidence" Impossible.
The first Impressions of fear, if they
do not weaken a child physically, will
morally. Real are the tortures of a
vivid imagination, but more lasting is
the deceit ar.d tricklness into which
children are often led through their un
warranted fears.
L*t your little boy be unafraid of the
unseen and fearless when this virtue
can be coupled with truth and upright
ness of character.
Economical Hints
IF AN ir.k stain gets on your frock, re
move it at once with salts of lemon,
if the color will not run.
]f milk is spilt over it, wash at once
with soap and water.
If candle or other grease falls on it,
take out with an iron and blotting pad,
l'rencli chalk or benzine.
If it Ls rain-spotted, iron on the wrong
fide with a piece of muslin between the
cloth and the iron.
If muri-stained. wait till it is dry, then
brush off lightly and sponge the marks
-Darn any tears as soon as seen.
I* paint falls on the cloth, remove :t
with turpentine. Coal tar Is removed
with butter and tea stains with plain
•^ rOW that the season of parties,
IVj dances or sewing, circles has be
1N gun its busy whirl. It 13 natural
that our minds turn to the little acces
sories that make our life interesting, to
* «=ay the least. Even if we have out
grown the fancy bag age— and more's
the pity if that bo the case— we can
make this pretty thing lor others.
Three suggestions are before you, de-
signed in such a way that they should
appeal to the painters, embroiderers or
pyrographers, and each one promises
success for easy work and much effect
at Httle cost.
If you decide to make a square bag
of four strips of white or ecru velvet
attached to a square bottom, the daisy
ceslgn is the be&J. Cut your strips and
fellow the suggestion here given. Pyro
graphed velvet is extremely effective,
giving rich brown tones, which you can
deepen at the centers of the flowers and
the stems. Touch up, if you' wish, with
yellow stencil dyes or oil paint. Em
broidery is equally effective, and you
can, with a fairy godmother's magic
needle, change the daisies to astsrs and
work in pink, white or/ purple. You are
really not taking them out of the fam
ily, you know.
Paper Novelties
OF COURSE, plain white or light
gray paper is always In the best
But for the maid who delights in^
novelty- comes a "Chantecler" box from
France, showing blue, pheasant brown
and Iridescent violet, each color in a
Opaque white paper, tinted Inside so
as to form a narrow white border, at all
the edges, Is another new fad, imitating
the tissue-paper-lined foreign station
The latest in monograms is the single
initial (to commit an Irish bull!) em
bossed in a gold-lined panel filled
In with gray. The paper itself is a
lighter shade of gray;
The- wistaria is a charming combina
tion of the natural and the conventional.
Paint this design, using lavender and
palo green; with brown for ' the stem.
This :\u25a0 can be i- used ias &'\u25a0 repeat around
the lower portion of I the, regulation silk
bag gathered on a cord at the top. / .?.'\u25a0
The last suggestion 1 Is capable of: any
color treatment and therefore ;glves./a
wider field In which to work/ Gray silk
with two shades of purple/ of yellow or
of green looks /well for this design. > The
darker shade of j any color, is good, and
so r also is "a contrasting^bright color on
a neutral ground. 'J
The great point is in the application of
this handwork on velvet, silk or satin,
and although" It sounds like "an
sonable warning, Christmas is coming!
So , take advantage while 'you/ have, lel^-^
sure and use one of the plea'santest ways, ,
of giving a surprise to your' best; friend.*-}
To Try the^lrbn^
EEEP, on yourjironingjboardalarge' ;
• { folded : ; piece 'of ."unbleached '{ mus- f,
lin onVwhich;to;try; the.hbtlirbn. r ,j
If>the, muslin scorches, .it /does ;riot pat-.'
ter/and it;is easy,' to ; supply^ a new piece V
when 'the old Is "burnt You
wlU'rejoice in^the 'saving. ont the 1 cover .»;
of your'lronlngiboard. '••:' 1; K\ / ' /
IF YOU must fold your tents like
the Arabs' and as .silently steal away
to a new house and .home this fall,
why not do it correctly?. The right
way \u25a0to move 'is just as easily followed .-\u25a0\u25a0
I as the s wrorig; the disastrous results of
broken -china, ruined furniture and. lost, -
strayed ior stolen articles are for care
less movers only.
Probably the key to success in th% '
ordeal that every being encounters: Is*
the' little word "system." .Follow a
\u25a0 plan, and what you cannot keep in your
head put down in a notebook or on the
v boxes that hold the different things. ,
First of -all;, a thorough cleaning Is
necessary. If . the dust and grime .of
weeks be removed before packing, much
of the "labor at the end of the journey
can be obviated, ;•\u25a0 and comfort corre
spondingly increased. > * ••
"China should be / packed- in* barrels,;
with the edge 6f each / plate , 8r saucer
down. You will . recall that 1 if you drop -.
\u25a0a plate, and it strikes -the floor on its .
I edge,/ it will not break. It' is the same
old principle of the strength of the ardh,
/which fallow^ only, a small' portion to
The ; Bay eux Tapestry
THE revival- of "tapestry as decora
tion ( brings •to ' our" notice ; the \ fact':
• that, Halley'sfcqmet was pictured;
V for. -the ; first \ time in the most famous
tapestry ,of all. ' Apart^of fthis work Is
supposed to -represent ] Harold receiving
\u25a0 news £of ; the' landing -of the i; conqueror
'I arid "thej disastrous portent of yie comet
i.whi^^appeared-in 1066.. ./ ; 1 :' /.
V. The rest /of i.tlfe/ work, sets jfofth the
. ; history of the' Norrixari conquest. Strictly
' sp'eaklrig, ? . it "• is; not ;tapestry / at fall, .but
s embroidery, I roughly wrought (on coarse
Jlneri.vltiis generally; supposed! to : have,
been the work of Queen Matilda, wife of
;;William : i the /Conqueror; ' "i -;1; 1 • r •
.';/ Whoever, the fair; needlewoman may
g have been,"! she I ; had apparently^ but slen- .
m der resources of, material:* Only. six col- :
;ors are. used— green, red, yellow, i buff and
; two : blues.*f> The tapestry .stretches to ; 213
;\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0 f eet. ; in 'n length, « though ?it\u25a0 is s but twenty.:
•ylnches broad,. as ; lf Intended for a' frieze. /
\u25a0 lively ilittle figures— there' are no fewer.
1 than' 530/of- them— represent? the -heroes,
c the 5 with v King-
Edward the' Confessor. i. The battle scenes
/are particularly 'spirited. iMQunted Nor- 1
; man « clad ; in? chain; mail » attack,
i^thef English,^ who: are mostly \on I foot
v and- armed* with swords; axes.'^ javelins
: and f clubs; ; ::\u25a0,/'' ;\u25a0'-:'"•; V- ''-X-; '• :;"V
-^When-a: century .-ago Napoleon: cast ?a:
covetous eye on:England?he!ordered;the ;
Bay eux 'i tapestry fto .be . carried t round '•.
France > and \u25a0: publicly - exhibited ? and t ex-v
plained: -Theee/, quaint; pictures v. of 'an
cient"valiantsdeedss were '- to ~. inflame: a \u25a0:
% warlike" spirit^ of 800; years later.": ;;what?
-Frenchmen -have; done ;before,''.jh« cried,;
rVtheycan do-again."-^ ' ;•\u25a0 . \ \ V _'•/ .;• : : ;;. '- :
Caridlesticks -ri
f F , must'use ;a* ; candle , lns a >hurry ;
I and cannot^flnd^alcandlestick, try;
\u25a0*• .1 putting'- the f candle- into VtheJ neck '= of I
"an 1 ; empty : bottle/= If ] you ican ; get 'one . to' :
fit -approximately,! it/will fserye/Qulte as
well. :!Ai little" shaving iwithTa -j penknife
or melting with a match [will fit 1 the can-"/
die into a ; bottle { a Wttoo'Bmall^forJt.
be struck at a time. 'Use plenty of_,**-/
celslor or hay, and slip in layers of this t
;^<v'T.*'-4v \u25a0.*\u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ...-.\u25a0 -~v "-'-v -.'\u25a0' •-, •\u25a0\u25a0;:• '\u25a0 .
between the china pieces.^ V
Glass should be 'given an additional
•protection by a wrapping of; tissue'
/ paper or cotton wadding, and . placed in
boxes ; plainly marked to : give a hint
to the movers; - . -\u0084
pictures must be protected at the cor-~
nero by felt' pads. This is easily done, \u25a0
and saves wooden and gilt frames from
;the battering of contact with other fur
\niture. , Allow a little of the face of eaoh'
picture to be seen. 'This will Bound the.
warning to the one who bandies , It, som»
tlmes with an appalling lack of care.
-In general- folio w the scheme of the big
I stores/ which have a very small percent
age of breakages In delivering 'goods.
Thin paper . glued ground excelsior
makes excellent wrappings foi\ flat
-articles. \u0084..
'-'\u0084 The legs of tables and chairs'- need
your, attention. . Cover .with generous
layers , of newspaper— a great friend on
-\ moving day, by;. the way— and tie with
coarse twine. Yes," jof course," ft takes
time! Anything does that it '". worth
/ while./ * i.' -.- .
Roll rugs over long poles and tag for -
which room each one Is. They are easily
moved in this way, economizing spaoe
and being extremely easy fOT - you to
handle when/the specialists depart.
. Mirrors' are the articles that must be
carefully prepared for moving day.- \ \u0084
' < The frames should be covered with
I homemade wrapping of cotton or straw
in thick paper. Let -much of the mirror
be in sight, and mark on the back with
chalk the word tlAt will suggest its
fragile nature.
Books ought to be wrapped separately
in paper - and placed in sets, tied '\u25a0 to
gether. Have mercy, on the movers
.-',here:Yd6' ; not place A Hh em in. unhandy
bulk, but in small boxes.
Do not forget to label the Boxes that
belong in the kitchen, in the front -room,,
third floor, and- ad inflnituni: Let these.
. be placed near their destination, so thai
; when carpets or rugs are laid the furni
ture, can be readily wheeled into/ place.
'» 'And : as a parting hint, do not forget
to pack in \ a basket enough knives,
"forks, dishes and food for the first meal
in your new home. Take these* with
you when you and the canary. and the
oat give a farewell look at the old
house. Remember: that system on mov
ing day \u25a0 spells , success, a minimum fof
work and much comfort.
THE Littlest One felt , very much'dis- *
;:/couraged * and T downhearted. , ; : All
/ his older ' brothers and \u25a0 sisters had
.nice; lovely toys to play with; and^ yet \
every time he tried .to play with them,
\u25a0 too, :; they..- were taken away, from ih'm,
; just 'because-; he .{would \ break'.ttiem or
/ they, would break him, or fo r some other
\u25a0equally^ nonsensical reason. '\u25a0'\u0084" ; ;^
; f ; And \then* came 'the '- tfalryi godmother,
-and 'brought ? with 1; her v a ; whole sackful
of toys \u25a0 thSt s^couldn't 'Kurt Vth'e Littlest
;• One :: and 'thatlthei Littlest^One couldn't;
,; hurt— beautiful " crocheted toys, ; that
'\u25a0- needed inoithing but . an j. occasional jour •
• ney ; to i the Cwashtub Ap keep^ always In'
.the ,* most'- splendiferous ; condition. And
this ;isVwhat -they, were:* . . "\u25a0 . .
'\u25a0 [There was' a fat, bunipylittie doll, just
the;;right sizeY f or .the k Llttlest ; 'Onfl|s
c chubby^ fingers— and just K a", size : too :.' vff .
'for his 'rosy] little • mouth--arid she was;
'/dressed Jail, in ] a : : lovely J skating costume •
;;of7crqcheted :: wool,; ln' ; a ; most .
fpink and ', white. % she \ had ay"widea v " wide tarn-o',
| shariier J- thatyfltted \ tightly^ o ver. her little.]
?i h'eadr and?a = longi c^oa'ti-doiible-breasted
"at'that-^which iMtened 'with" a^tjny belt-,
, buckle i over \ her .''voluminous ' crocheted •
\u25a0v f bl6ome«V».The';best:bf-It^Ys,^he;could;.
;;?be'"undressed; > '/andV^u^deiFn^a^^.theVcoa.t
v there Iwas \a t crocheted : jersey that -was
- v pert ectlyr f asclnaUng': tb^the .Littlest , One. ;
\u25a0 And f her k head/v; betoir of \u25a0 f ast^colored
VERY different Indeed from the val
uabie old lace < which has seen the
wear and f«&r of centuries and is
still valuable is the machine-made lace,
much of whioh comes from Notting
ham. Yet quite a web of romance sur
.rounds even modern lace, for it Is the
outcome of very small beginnings. Won
drously clever are the Imitations of fine
old white lace, hand-knitted, and of
choice examples of the frame-knitting
of generations ago which are new pro
duced in Nottingham. Our readers
who possess lovely fabrics of early Not
tingham lace will be interested in the
story of the origin of the frame ma
chine, which was the outcome of a love
affair. One William Lee, a Cambridge
graduate, fell in love with a farmer's
daughter who, whenever he called to
see her, was busily engaged in hand
knitting. While contemplating her work,
and turning over in bis mind how he
could obviate the necessity of so much
patient hand labor, he invented the
celluloid, was perfectly lickable . without
harm to either side. .-.
Next came", the most adorable little
dog that ever was/ from his. shoe-button
eyes and his black silk nose and "mouth
— both \_ very Impudent— to 1 his white
loopy t tail, that v almost wagged, ff yo u
looked hard enough. His body was white
: and t loopy i-j all ~ oy er, ; too. but '• his « face
was ; crocheted in tight 1 stitches, s o that
he : looked .exactly' llke^a white" French
poodle; A little T black silk hitched up bis
very puppy-like paws./and three; Jlngly
bells 'were fastened by '" a blue ribbon
ar'oundhis stand-uppish little "neck. -'Oh,
he^was a glorious dog!
i -Then.; for. finer occasions. . there was a
: ladyldoll. ; . Such a lady doll ! Her hat
had real] plumes of .white wool; ; and i her
ever-so^- fashionable , empire gown was all
crocheted. "of - soft . lavender /and white
wool, J trimmed < with 1 : lavender baby': rib
bon,; witliya' reticule, even, 'to"- match, all
complete. .'-More, 1 she had a : real cro
cheted j silk f petticoat and regular . rivera
of I golden / hair/- \The c : Littlest 1 One' rad
mlred,her Just as much as he loved the
bumpy doll, 'and that is saying a great
And ./thcre-" ; were . two balls, both
crocheted, - but J oneVrou'nd arid - smootn
"and 'the : other ! one fuzzy, ; like the alert
/little 'poodle. :\The • first . one "was a pink
i baU,v.wdth r black, spots In a circle all
frame from wlilch the modern machfcv
cry by which machine-made lace la pro
duced originated. The young lady, who
had always opposed bis advances on the
ploa of her busy life as a lacemaker.
had no further excuse to offer when th«
machine was shown her whioh would la
future rob her of her work. It waa.
however. Robert Frost, of Nottingham.
who in 1769 made the flrst really work
able knitting machine from whioh lace
was produced. Improvements were add
ed by John .Heathcote and others, bat
the work of progress was slow, and ha
often exclaimed to his wife in the pro
vincial dialect. "I canna make, her go."
But at last he was successful. The -first
piece of lace he produced with, his ma
chine was used by his wife as a border
Inside a child's cap. To show to what
extent the Nottingham lace is now pro
duced. It may be mentioned that 10ms
M.OOO workpeople are engaged ia
tending machines run by sons 600 firms.
Truly a marvelous development of this
one Invention.
around its middle and a cluster of pinlc
baby, ribbon at each end— lf a ball haa
an end — to hold the crocheted wool
over the soft rubber. It was a lovely
bouncing ball, but the other was 1 an
equally lovely rolling balL It was blue
and just one mass of little loops, with
a bow of ribbon to hold ir on; and every
time it had rolled itself dirty, the wool
and rubber separated for a while and
the wool carr.e back to the rubber }ust
as clean as clean "could be.
'And for the last there was another
dog— a dog with a crocheted chain and
an ivory ring to, lead him by. He had
fat little legs and a straight little' tail,
with a bunch of loops at the end of tta
perfect tightness ; and he had a loooy
mane", just like a, young Hon. More
over. h,e. {00, had shoe-button eyes and
a black , silk nose and black _, silk clawj
arid ; jlngly • bells ; and his 1 and the., other
doggie got, along just beautifully.
"So that was the end of the crocheted
toys that the fairy godmother brought
the Littlest One; but there were lota
more like them in the shop where tna
fairy godmother, who was really . <an
aunt, had found them., Be3ides. they.
were eminently makable— and . since the
fairy ' 'godmother could crochet, sha
thought of ever so many other kinds,
each one nicer than the last. -
• And so can every fairy godmother
with a Littlest One at hom«i

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