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THE IDEA FOR THIS NOVEL & PRACTICAL DESIGN WAS ORIGINATED BY "WINIFRED WORTH"
ODDS AND ENDS FOR cleaning tinware try dry flour applied with newsnaper. TURNIPS are improved by adding one or two tablespoonfuls of sugar when coßking. TO keep the water fresh and sweet In vases of cut flowers add to it a small bit of sugar. A VEIL rolled each time it is taken off will keep neat much longer than when folded; gloves pulled out and smoothed will wear twice as long as if they were crushed and tossed into a drawer. IF a rug is placed on the dining room floor or the floor is just varnished the pushing back of chairs will wear out the carpet or scratch the floor. It is best to pur chase rubber tips and have them tacked to the chair legs. It will cost about $1 to get enough tips for a half-dozen chairs and the $1 will save many dollars in wear on the floor or rug. "DRESSING" A DINING ROOM MRS. McCUNE PLACING dress as the first and most important medium to charm the world individually and collectively, I would say that the fittings and furnishings of her house afford a woman her second opportuni ty. The responsibility for the archi tecture of his home is usually accred ited to the man, but on the woman falls the onus of a successful or un successful, an effective or an ineffec tive interior. Her house, we may say, stands as a background against which she shows to her world; if it is refined, if its coloring is soft and harmonious and if it is unworried by useless and su perfluous decorations, she is corres pondingly attractive to her friends. Assuming that the woman is aware of the fact, it often happens that she Is uncertain what to do to attain this result, though she may covet it. It is my purpose in these articles on the ethics of house furnishing to practic ally demonstrate the simplest ways in which it may be accomplished. The idea which obtains with many that money is the only necessary requisite to a beautiful house is a fallacy. The Our Magazine of Fashion DESIGN for CORSET COVER TO TRANSFER THIS DESIGN. Put some soap in a pint of hot water, stir and remove soap. Saturate Design with mixture, then remove excess moisture by partially drying Design Place materia) on a hard. flat surface and lay the Design, face down, upon the material Cover with two folds of newspaper, and with a tablespoon rub. pressing, bard, until the Design is entirely transferred. PATENT PENDING. World Color Printing Co.. 8t Louis. Mo. WHEN beating up the whites of eggs add a tiny pinch of salt You will be surprised to find how much better and faster they whip up. NOTHING is more useful as a fire side log basket than one made of willow. These are especial ly attractive, inasmuch as they can be stained to suit one's taste. WITH rubber gloves, as with oth ers, the right hand glove usually wears out first, leav ing the other practically whole. To prolong their usefulness occasionally turn the glove inside out, which trans fers the right glove to the left hand and makes them wear evenly. WHEN" it is necessary to make several cakes at once save yourself the tiresome beating of the butter by putting the required ingredients in their usual order into a small ice cream freezer. A few minutes of turning the crank results in a fine smooth batter necessary for a successful cake. woman who makes this excuse for an unattractive home is utterly in the wrong, and I hope through the me dium of these talks to be able to make it clear to her. One of the first things that she must realize is that there is as much beauty in certain simple schemes of furnishing and decorating as in the most elaborate French style of roco co art. The real satisfaction to a critical artistic sense is not so much in the quality of the thing used as its pe culiar fitness for the place assigned it and its harmony in color and de sign with its surroundings. In treat ing of dining rooms there are certain general rules to be observer in their decoration that it would be well to speak of before going into detailed schemes. In even the most unassuming house the dignity of this room should be preserved. At the same time, we should be careful in designing an elaborate and expensive one not to it overawing in the magnificence of its decorations or severe in its elegance, for then psychologically the dining roon\ is ruined. It should be so de signed as to promote to the utter most the feeling of geniality and good cheer, and the decoration can actually go far toward furthering this most desirable result. The colonial dining room is apt to W EYELET Sf OUTLINE EMBROIPEMY it hi > * f f m/ it IHAVE always considered this one of the neatest of all patterns to em broider upon underwear In the first place each design Is so small > 'hat there need be no complex needlework Each leaf can be covered *-i*ith the satin-stitch which even a child can learn to make, since it is an over and over atitch. sometimes called a spool-winding, so smoothly are the threads wound over and over a figure from tip to base Or. perhaps you prefer eyelet That work is for professionals I prefer eyelets in waists, but soltd embroidery is necessary in garments needing tbe week ly laundry work Note in my diagram how to cut scallops for curves. Do not trim your scallops close to the edge, but between rows of scallops as you would cut insertion Sincerely yours. BUSINESS GIRLS ANNETTE ANGERT PROFESSIONAL women audi busi ness men have clubs, societies, little groups of friends, all tre mendously interested in their work, who came together to talk about it. Women who write like to talk to oth er literary people. A man smokes with another man and closes new deals or thinks up new ones. A business girl has little time at her own disposal. She can't hunt up a congenial soul on the first sunny afternoon, take a walk on the bluffs by the lake, in the clear, crisp air, have a good talk and come back re freshed. She would love to, but she can't afford it. She has her personal friends, but they are not often conversant with her conditions and work. Nevertheless, there are many times when she needs discussion of ber work, a general clearing up of her mind and inspira tion. Aren't there a good many times when you are tired at night and no one knows Just what is wrong? When you would like to talk about your troubles with some one who would understand? Perhaps, then, the next thing wouldn't be so hard. I think that the "next step" in the direction of some sort of co-opera tion and helpfulness among business women is in the printed word. Business is opening more and more widely to women. It is a strenuous life for even the girl who taken it lightly. Perhaps you come from the country, where there was no chance to do the things you wanted to do; or maybe you are a city girl, with a pleasant home, or a room in a board ing house. Your business problems are practically the same, but your background is different. Sometimes we are so busy in busi ness that we forget to remember the warm, sunlit hill that wound up the road between the trees, or the smell of the bread as your mother took it out of *the oven, or the blaze of a cheerful wood Are on a winter night. The dear, homely things are what we forget and it is the memory of them that we need most when we work all day for our living. Perhaps, if you will help, we can remember together, and work out some of the little problems that per plex us as business women. be cold In Its suggestion, and I have often corrected this fault by a dis oreet use of potted plants, inside window boxes, etc. The Dutch dining room sometimes degenerates into a oromidal use of steins and platters, and I have seen a French room that was wearisome in its tapestries, gild ings and rococo effects. The correc tive for all these failings, it goes with out saying, is good taste. Figured goods are seldom as effec tive for window draperies as plain material, and a chintz dining room Is an offense against good taste. WILD ELOWERS EDNA EGAN NOW is the time for lovers of the shy wild flowers to invade the haunts of Nature and bear away the lively blossoms to make a wild garden. You can successfully trans plant wild flowers If the proper soil awaits them. They must also be prop erly shaded, for these children of the woodland depths do not thrive in the brilliant sunlight. The perfect location for a wild gar den is a sunny nook bordering a grove of trees, so that the garden will accommodate the flowers that require sunshine as well as those which thrive in the shade. To prepare the soli for a wild gar den, dig out the earth to a depth of one foot and spread over the bottom a layer of broken shells and ashes or of clay to a depth of three Inches. Over this place good soil and leaves and fill up the remaining space with rich leaf mold from the woods or florists'. Should the soil be naturally heavy and rich, add several inches of leaf mold and allow stones to abound. The flower garden should be raised two inches above the surrounding soil. When the season for cleaning up ar rives, never remove the dead leaves. In the wild garden can be used such beautiful plants as bloodroot, hepatlca, violet, spring beauty, jack in-the-pulpit, false Solomon's seal, co lumbine, honeysuckle, laurel, anemone, flags, rhododendron, queen's lace and other varieties. Columbines belong to the wild gar den rather than to the cultivated bor ders, where they are sometimes used. The yellowish red bells produce a beautiful effect when massed in one spot. One of the loveliest of the wild plants Is the brilliant orange milk weed. This will grow and flower magnificently In rather dry, sterile soil, exposed to the sun. The large yellow primroses also thrive In al most any soil. Soma nurserymen sell packages of wild flower seeds which, can be scat tered in the wild garden, but after ward some of the seedlings will have to be transplanted. Jack-in-the-pulpit will thrive in dry or damp soil where it is shady. Visit the woods as soon as the weather per mits and dig up the plants before they are very high above the soil. In fact, all the wild plants should be transferred to your garden while they are yet young. If you follow this suggestion, the plants will blossom in your garden the first year. The shrubs, such as laurel, honey suckle and rhododendron, should be transplanted to the wild garden in the fall if you do not wish to retard their growth. All summer long you can have a wealth of bloom in the wild garden if you arrange it prop- THE STAY AT-HOME LUCILLE DAUDET IT doesn't make the smallest differ ence whether the woman who stays at home all summer does It as a matter of choice or from reasons of economy she is going to take it out on her sister who spent the season out of town if it bespeaks her last breath. It is, therefore, with a mocking and incredulous smile that she listens to the rhapsodies of her who has accum ulated a sufficient coat of tan to prove to the wayfarer that she has not languished in town all summer. "Really, I have never met such charming people in all my life," cries the enthusiast. "So cultivated, so lit erary! They didn't talk personalities as we do here at home. They talked ideas, and such ideas, my dear! Real ly, I am sorry you should have missed the opportunity of meeting them and getting outside of the narrow home rut." "The Whoopems were there, I hear," remarks her listener with a little in dulgent smile curling the corners of her Hps. "Well, yes," admits the other re luctantly. "I am told they literally ran every thing,"' pursues her tormentor, "and that their party was large and so ex cessively jolly that they took posses sion of the whole place, except the swept corners in which a few old tabbies gathered* to pursue fancy work and discuss the latest novels. I suppose, of course, you saw very lit tle of the Whoopems, as they are proverbially Philistine, and you con fess to having had a literary sum mer." It takes but a pin prick to collapse the gayest balloon. "I've bad the liveliest sort of sea son," says another to the friend of her bosom; "one charming entertain ment after another until I am quite exhausted." "You must be. I heard the girls had to tie handkerchiefs around their arms at the cotillons because there were not enough men to go round," is the sweetly sympathetic reply, fol lowed by a vivid account of the at tractions of one's own home as a summer resort. Stunned, bewildered, the poor crea ture whb has made it her duty to bear with the discomforts of her out ing and conscientiously enjoy every moment of it, falls into the pit digged by the friend of her bosom. Her gay ety vanishes, her feathers become limp and draggled, her pallor asserts Itself, even under the veneer of tan, and subserviently she sinks into second place beside the conqueror, who has not gone abroad to find new worlds, but has been content to stay at home and keep a keen eye on her own and others. A FETCHING MOTIF