The Poverty of
out of pure good nature, and, a'ler all
one has to live."
I began to wuuJer liuw the trade
wo'ild live If the fema'.o aristocracy
took to commerce.
to liclain loathful
Appearance of the Nose
I4mo bcrgc and Canvas
Voile For Street Costume,
"I just want to look in at Pont
Li - , J 7 i
Handsome noses are few and far between. Even those that are well
shaped are often spoiled by large pores and red or purple tips, and worst
of all age, says tlie beauty doctor, shows first In the nose; bo the womaa
who wants to keep her youth and Improve he looks must be up and doing.
Massage, which does such wonders for every part of the body, Is most
necessary If the youthful appearance of the nose Is to be retained. Go shout
the massage gently, but thoroughly. Soap the nose once a day and scrub It
with a cloth. The skin's texture will become finer and the nose will keep
If the skin Is very coarse and ugly and the pores large (a very common
misfortune among womankind alas!), treat your nose to a dally benzolnated
,bath for awhile. Use tepid water, Into which enough benzoin has been
'poured to make It milky. Benzoin Is one of the best skin tonics and as
tringents In the world; but If you don't care for It,, a dally nose bath In pure
alcohol or witch hazel will have very much the same effect, used with dis
cretion. The result of these baths should begin to be apparent at the end of
a week, anyhow.
If your nose Inclines a little too much to one side, press it gently toward
the other. If it is too tilt, a little Judicious pinching is bound to help matters.
If it tilts skyward, press it gently down. If it droops too much, your taBk is
harder. There Is very little to do except changing your nature or dressing
jbo as to make the length less apparent.
Suggestions of Value
to Hostess and Guests
A Conundrum Luncheon,
This scheme offers a pleasing way
to entertain. For the centerpiece have
a large interrogation point of small
(lowers a tinsmith will make the
form which may be filled with sand
and the flowers have the appearance
of growing. The name cards should
also be question marks cut from card
board. Any color that the hostess
selects should be carried out la the
place cards, and the covers of the lit
lie booklets which contain the conun
drums. For ornamentation draw the
figure of an owl sitting on the branch
ttt a tree and a large interrogation
Specimens of the questions are
given below, but of course each host
ess will .have others she wlBhes to
When is it easy to read In the
woods? When autumn turns the
Why are the western prairies flat?
Because the sua seta oa tLeui e.rery
Which is the largest room in the
world? Room for improvement.
When Is a cup like a cat? When
your teasln" it
Why Is it dangerous to walk abroad
In the springtime? Because the grass
Is putting forth blades, every flower
has a pistil, the trees are shooting
and the builruBhes are out.
Why is a washerwoman the great
est traveler oa record? Because- she
crosses the line and gqes from pole
If you throw a stone that is white
Into the lie J bea, what will it become?
What is the difference between a
duck that has one wing and one that
has two? Merely a difference of a
Why is a schoolboy being flogged
like your eye? Because he's a pupil
under the lash.
Why doesn't Sweden send her cat
tle abroad? Because she keeps Ser
What is the difference between a
clock and a partnership? When a
clock Is wound up It goes; when a firm
Is wound tip it stops.
What belongs to yourself and is
used by your friends more than your
self? Your name. , ' '
What is the center of gravity? The
letter V. .
A Miscellaneous Shower.
In reily to the request from a cor
respondent for a "shower," we think
by way of novelty this scheme proba
bly exceeds any "shower" yet be
stowed upon a bride-elect. Twelve
close friends made out a list of things
very useful but very often forgotten
in the best regulated families. When
the afternoon arrived for the farewell
tea, a huge paper sack waB deposited
at the feet of the honored guest with
the request to look for anything she
didn't have, or could not find. As the
couple were going rfj;ht to housekeep
ing the contents were purchased with
that thought in mind.
The following are pome of the ob
jects: A paper of tacks, ball of string,
paper of needles, labels for bottles,
box of wax matches, lead pencils, Clip
ping scissors, tack-hammer, cork
screw, memorandum pad and a bottle
A Novel Hunt.
Perhaps the hostess had the quaint
old story of the "Mistletoe Bouh" In
mind when she concocted this amus
ing entertainment, only a very much
alle young womaa was to be discov
ered in the chest instead of the bones
of the little English bride In her wed
ding gown. Ten Jolly girls were guests
of the house for a week end party and
ten equally jolly men received notes
to appear at eight o'clock to partici
pate U a hunt for "deer."
Not a girl was in sight and the hos
tess explained that a half hour would
be allowed for discovering the where
abouts of each lassie.
And what fun they had, the girls
had shown great Ingenuity In stowing
themselves away, but all were hunted
down except the tallest, kiimest girl
In the crowd; she finally was brought
to bay Inside of a man's ulster hang
ing ou the rack.
A chafing dish supper completed a
very merry evening.
The "hunt" was started by a blast
from a horn, and each hunter had to
play fair, bagglug only one "deer."
. MADAME MEKRI.
A Point to Remember.
One of the main points to be record
ed In relation to smart outer garments,
whether they be the" wrap proper "or
short tailored coat, Is that the short
sleeve is on ths wane. Three-quarter
and full-length effects are growing
more conspicuous dally, being hand
somely finished with cuffs of their owa
or contrasting material.
The bolero is of gray and white
checked velvet trimmed with straps
and buttons of the same, the latter en
circled with velvet rims.
The collar and shoulder straps are
of cerise velvet The under cuffs and
wide girdle are of plain gray velvet, of
which the plain, untrlmmcd skirt la
v- - "
By Mrs. AWsS
(Copyright, by Joseph E. Bowles.)
Lady -bel is one of those essen-
tialy feminlue-looklng women who ap
peal to you by reason of their obvious
and Inimitable helplessness.
I use the word "Inimitable," since
the helplessness is merely a carefully
acquired attribute, the result of much
painstaking and innate art.
I was busy writing letters when
Lady Isabel called me into her room
and asked me If I could come out with
her at once and do some shopping.
"Do come, dear," she pleaded, "it's
your duty to your hostess; besides,
I'm going to walk it's so good for
one's skin to walk out of doors and
I simply detest going about by my
self." This was only natural; she was so
fair and youthful, and so utterly and
childishly dependent, that I almost
wondered how she dared cross the
"Aren't you taking Babs?" I asked;
"she dearly loves a walk with us."
Isabel regretfully dismissed the Idea
of bringing her little girl. "No! poor
Babs hasn't anything . fit to go out
with me in. Nurse makes her. out
door coats so abominably." She
glanced unconsciously at her own ele
gant garment "But I shall take Min
to; ha wants a new coat, and I am go
ing to get him- some of those boot3 I
hear tlioy keep at Purlam's."
"Really," I said; "but do dogs wear
"Oh, I don't know," she replied,
easily. "No, I suppose not, but he
must have them; he needn't wear
them, of course but they are so
cheap. Poor Minto!' she added, ir- (
"And poor Babs," I murmured under
She caught the words. "Yes, I do
wish I could afford some nice things
for Babs instead of the awful clothes
Lady Isabel Grew Petulant.
nurse makes for her. It's hateful be
ing poor, Marjorie," she added.
She-fixed an expensive picture hat
on her head as she spoke, and took a
pair of long white gloves from her
drawer. They were lined with blue,
and I ventured to admire them.
"Yes; aren't they nice," she said,
as she handed me one to see. "I had
six pairs made to order the other
Isabel's first visit was to a large
automobile firm, where she Inter
viewed the manager. She said she
wished to see two motor cars, one, for
a friend, a countess, for whom she had
offered to choose a car, and the other
for her brother-in-law, who wes in
Egypt at present, but who wished his
car to be built while he was away, so
that it might be ready for the bride
he was bringing home.
"Lady F will, f course, come
and choose her3 herself, and I am only
looking at it for her, as I know so ex
actly the kind of thing she wants."
The man bowed and said he hoped
to please her ladyship, and thought
he had the exact car she would re
quire; and he begged us to step for
a moment "this way."
When all was arranged we turned
"Oh, by the way," said I.rh? Isabel,
the helplessness becoming exceedingly
apparent, "what will my commission
The manager did not move a muscle
of his face. "We are not In the habit
of paying commission to private la
dles," he said quietly.
"Oh, well, of course there are other
places where one can buy motor cars,"
said Lady Isabel, looking pathetically
first at me and then at a small address-book
in her hand.
"If you will kindly wait a moment
your ladyship, I will ask the senior
partner to come and speak to you,"
replied the manager, and pulled for
ward two chairs for our use as he
"Fancy their giving you so much
as all that, Isabel," I said, as we
emerged once more into the noisy
street. "Dfdn't it make you feel very
uncomfortable what he said, I
"Uncomfortable?" she echoed in
amazement. "No, of cc-urso not why
should it? It was a greater bother
for me to choose them; I only did it
street, Marjorie," said Lady Isabel
presently. "It's horribly out of the
way; but I must see little Sirs. Bar-
rinston-Brown for a moment to-day."
"who on earth is Mrs. Barr'ngton
Brown?" "Oh, she is a perfect Income to Door
little me," said Lady Isabel with an
Infantile sigh of deeu content. "She i3
one of those nice 'new' women who is
paying ever so much to get In with
"Really; and do you select her
"Oh, yes, of course, but she has
only had two at present; but she goes
to eltce to buy her clothes, and he
almost dresses me in consequence;
It's such a comfort and such a help"
"It must be." X V, "and does he
dre3s li'de Babs ,13 well?"
She stared at me. "No, he doesn't
build children's dresses at least, I
don't think he does, although, to tell
the truth, I have not asked him. Be
sides, It might mean he wouldn'
make so many for me."
"No," I rejoined dryly, "I suppose he
wouldn't not quite so many."
"On arriving at Pont street we were
ushered with much ceremony into
Mrs. Barrington-Brown's magnificent
drawing-room, when Mrs. Barrington
Brown came hurrying into the room,
looking very happy if rather flushed.
There was a shade of languor In
Lady Isabel's manner as she turned
and greeted her.
"I have Just looked in," she said, in
a pretty tired voice, "as I happened to
be passing by your ho?:se, and I want
ed to ask you to come to my little
party on Tuesday next. Quite a
small party," she continued; "only
Princess Bertlni and Lord Eberstone,
i'nd oir Frederick. Stole and our
selves." Mrs. Barrington-Brown flushed
deeply, and murmured she would be
"Then that's all right," said Lady
Isabel gaily, and she led the conversa
tionvery skilfully, I thought Into
nearer housekeeping channels.
"Your house always looks so clean,
dear Mrs. Barrington-Brown," she
murmured sadly, and added, "I never
can understand how you do It but, of
course, you've got heaps and heaps ot
servants. By the way," she went on,
"that reminds mrv talking of , things
looking clean, I know of such a de
lightful laundry. Do try it They are
rather expensive people" Mrs. Har
rington Bro'wn rose to take the ad
dress "but you won't mind that I
know, if they are really good; and
they do all the Princess Bertini's
things and ours, of course. They
really do things very well."
"I did not Imow you were such a
keen housekeeper, Isabel; it was kind
of you to recommend a laundry," I
said admiringly, as we reached the
street once more.
Lady Isabel shook her muff and
carefully smoothed the fur. "Well,
you see, dear, they pay me 30 per
cent, on every one I send them," she
said; "and so I really think we might
afford a hansom," she added cheer
fully, as she hailed one with a grace
ful movement of her head.
"Robertson's," she said, and we
drove up to a large and well-known
linen-draper's. Lady Isabel took some
small beaded chains from the fancy
bag in her hand.
"I want you to sell these for me,"
she murmured, showing them to the
shopwalker in the fancy department
"I am selling them for a friend a
charity, you know a lady who has
lost all her money, and makes them
herself; she only wants 35 shillings
The shopwalker shook his head. "I
am sorry, your ladyship, but all this
kind of thing is done on the premises
or bought In the city, and costs us
less than half your friend Is asking."
Lady Isabel looked plaintive. "She
is so poor," she pleaded.
"I fear It Is quite impossible," he
repeated firmly. "I am very sorry,
but we never do anything of the kind."
Lady Isabel grew petulant. "What
ever is the good of my dealing at a
shop of this class" this with the in
imitable impertinence that sometimes
marks the smart lady "If you cannot
do a little thing like that for so old
He hesitated. "I wiirtell you what
we will do, your ladyship," he said po
litely, "we will take these, as there
are only six, and put them In with our
own, and try to sell them for you to
oblige you, your ladyship."
Lady Isabel became helplessly
grateful. "Will you really; how very,
very good of you. And you will ; be
sure and sell them for me, won't you?
A ad send me the money, so that I may
send it on to her at once; she will be
so delighted. Thank ycu so much.
Yes the handkerchief, department,"
please." . - , . ' ' .
, Having purchased one, small cam
bric handkerchief for Babs,. we then
lert the shop.
"How nice of him to take them,"
said Lady Isabel with enthusiast":
"Wasn't it nice of him and he w:
be sure to sell them, I know he wil
I can tell by his eye; wasn't it lucky
I thought of going?"
"Very," I replied, "but who is the
friend?" Lady Isabel hailed another
hansom and stepped lightly In, while
I carefully , withheld her dress from
the wheel, and then quickly seated
myself by her side.
"Charity," sh replied with a sigh
of relief, having finished her morn
ing's work at last. "Charity, my dear
Marjorie, begins at home!"
Saving comes too late whoa you get
to the bottom. Seneca, - -..
: 3 am, ,, mm
A useful walking costume of nut
brown fine serge is shown in No. 2.
The corselet skirt Is made with three
shaped flounces, each hemmed at the
edge, rows of stitching being worked
The bolero has three tiers at the
edge; It opens in front over a -vest
of pale blue broche double-breasted;
It is cut with deep-pointed revers that
turn back over fronts of bolero. The
puffed sleeves terminate at the elbow
in stitched cuffs and a band, then
beneath these are puffs of the broche,
Fur Wotn on All
Costumes for Street
Early In the season all indications
pointed toward a great fur winter, but
the vogue of fur coats, wraps and
trlmminss of every description has far
surpassed all expectations. On gowns
alone fur tiimmlng Is not extensively
used, but on all outdoor wraps, or
hats, and even on the coat and skirt
of the street suit fur forms the princi
pal adornment. Never have so many
fur coats and wraps been seen as
this winter, and unfortunate indeed Is
the woman who does not possess at
the very least one handsome fur
jacket. It was thought at one time
that short fur jackets would be worn
altogether, but this is far from being
the case, for the long, loose wraps
and the short fitted or loose coats are
about equally popular.
A style of coat that is exceedingly
smart for afternoon may be worn over
a cloth or velvet gown matching the
shade of the gown as nearly as possi
ble. A wrap of Russian sable trimmed
with bands of velvet, embroidered In
silk and old gold, is stunning and de
cidedly effective If a muff of ermine
trimmed with three sable skins 13 car
ried. Sable is never out of fashion,
but at present it .seems more than
ever the favorite. 1
An extremely smart coat may be
made in the empire style. Such a
model is handsome with a yoke or
upper part of astrakan and the skirt
of black Velvet The coat is fitted just
enough to show the natural good lines
of the figure. The trimming on the
coat may consist of bands of black
satin embroidered in gold and silver.
A charmingly attractive afternoon
costume may be made of brown cara
cul, the jacket trimmed with pipings
of brown cloth, with bowknots and
buttons of brown velvet. The coat is
worn over a brown cloth gown, the
skirt trimmed with bands of caracul
Waist and jacket alike are relieved by
the touch of deep cream-colored lace.
This style of jacket taay have the
loose box back or else be slightly fit
ted In at the waist line.
fMk. m- . v mow
Blouse ot white lace or tulle, elab
orately trimmed with lace ruches or
frills and gold braid and narrow black
The yoke Is of guipure or embroi
dery, bordered with a frill of lace
headid by the velvet and braid. Three
quarters Bkws are made ad
trimmed to correspond.
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finished by a frill of lace.
Pale blue straw hat, trimmed with
bows of brown ribbon.
No. 3 is in canvas voile in a pretty
shade of reseda. The skirt is trimmed
with two tucks, divided by a band of,
ficelle-colored guipure insertion.
The bolero is a pretty, simple pat
tern, trimmed with Insertion ot a nar
rower width than that on skirt; the
little buttons are covered with silk.
The hat is of pale blue crinoline,
trimmed with a shaded blue feather
and pink roses.
Things to Remember
in Care of the Hands
Never dip your hands In verv hot or
very cold water. Do not handle ice
without gloves nor sweep, scrub or
dust without them. If vou have been
abusing the skin of your hands reform
to-day. You have not a moment to
waste. If they are cracked and naln.
ful get some good old-fashioned mut
ton tallow. Make It yourself, if possl
ble. Grease your Hands with this
every night before retiring; then sleep
in gloves. Mutton tallow Is finer than
any patented article on the market to
heal chaps and cracks.
In the morning have a basin of teoid
water with soap that you know is ab
solutely pure. You can test It by
touching it with your tongue. If it
"bites" It contains too much niknir
Soak your hands thoroughly" in the
soft suds. Do not use ammonia or
borax or any other Quick dirt .
If you use a brush at all select one
soft enough to scrub the face With.
Hands are too tender to withstand the
drastic, rough brush often sold under
the name of a nail brush. An oatmeal
bag may be thrown into the water
when you wash or a dash of almond
meal. These soften the ski n. nnd that
Is what you are trying to accomplish
above all else. You want skin on the
hand that shows a fine grain. '
Now, with the hands perfectly
cleansed, mop them almost dry with
old, soft towels or cloths. Never use
new, harsh towels for drying sensitive
hands. Then drop into the palm "of
one hand some healing emollient IB
vaseline agrees with your skin there
is nothing better than the pure white
vaseline for this purpose. Another ex
cellent emollient Is made as follows::
Glycerin, rosewater and benzoin in
equal parts that is, a third of each!
Rub the hands together until this
lotion penetrates everv nors. of
skin and then pat thoroughly dry with.
the Old cloths. If VOU can en rtlrct t
breakfast after dressing you shouUI
have the hands absolutely free from
grease, but If you must do housework
first allow a little of the grease to re
main on the surffloe cr your jiauJ, an
draw gloves over them before begin.,
ning to work.
' No bridal veil can be prettier in lt3
girlish simplicity than the tule veils
which "have been so long in favor. It
Is safe to say that these will never
wholly go out, but for those who prefer
greater elegance very handsome veils
of real Brussels lace are shown in
such variety of lengths and sizes that
It is apparent they are to be largely
used. These are wide, straight scarfs,
the middle part lightly sprigged with!
a flower, which is lavishly repeated In
Violet Sachet Powder.
Here Is an excellent recipe for the
always popular violet- sachet: Pow
dered orris, one pound; powdered ber
gamot, pell, one-quarter ounce; pow
dered acacia, one-quarter ounce;
xsivzK 2ft grains.- '
Orris alone Is much used as a
faclict powder It Is always far bet
tor to add a little musk to it, as thr'
wiiiik JioltU the perfume.
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