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OUR SCRAP BOOK COLUMN^ H DEPARTMENT DEVOTED TO THE HOME. f laomsooBBoaaoEl WHAT TO TAKE DURING 1910. Take this paper. Take comfort?if you can. Take things easy?within reason. Take the girl you love to be your wife. Take care of your health. It is the most valuable thing you have. Take a hint when it is intended for you. Don't wait to be knocked down. Take flattery as insult, and an hon est compliment as something to be grateful for. Take pains to be faithful and conscientious in buisness. It will bring you success. Take offencc only at things worth being offended at. It is a sure evi dence of a small mind to notice trifles. Take hold of any work that comes to your hand rather than be idle. Luck always waits upon the busy man. Take time to be polite and kind always. Rudeness never pays, the boor may think so but he is wrong. ? * ? m EMBROIDERY NOTES. Bullion stitch works effectively on embroidery for gowns. Press the tape measure occasional ly, as a wrinkled one losses a fraction of an inch. In cutting the yokes for waist and skirts cut them of some other ma terial than that of the frock, fit them exactly and then cut the yokes of material from these. Home made pillow cases should have the selvage torn from the ma terial, then overcast. This makes the pillow cases much smoother and they will not wrinkle along the seam. Cut the selvage from napkins to give a neater turned edge. If you have a number of old sheets : that have outlived their usefulness, sew small rings across one end of each and use them as clothes covers. The rings may be placed over hooks and by tucking the sheet un der and using a few pins fine dresses, coats and furs can be protected from 1 dust. * ? ? ? GRITS BREAD. This is a very good and very favorite' South Carolina dinner dish, and is i both palatable and easily made: Wash a half pint of hominev grits, as it is called in Virginia, put it into a baking pan, and add toit a beaten egg, a tablespoonful butter or lard, and a teaspoonful salt. Cover with water, or milk and water to an inch above the grits, and bake slowly until brown and soft. Ihe grains should be separ ate. J. p. \V. ? ? ? * FLOWER RACK. Bv all means have a movable flow er screen. This should be made of wood, covered with zinc, and placed on ballbearing casters. Round cas . ters, or those with rubber bands around them will not scratch the finest floor. The rack should be made through the center, with flowers planted on each side. It can be turned from side to side as the plants need the sun. Nothing is nicer for a screen than giant nasturtiums in various colors. The leaves last many months and even if plucked, new ones continue to come. Plants are revived by plucking the blossoms each day. A screen of this descrip tion is as useful as ornamental. ? mm* POLISHING THE STOVE. V hen the stove is perfectly dry wash it with soap and water. If there are red parts on the stove cover them with vinegar. Use the turpentine in stead of suds or vinegar to dilute polish. Apply it evenly all over the stove with a small paint brush. Rub the polish with a brush and polish with an old woolrn cloth as turpentine is an explosive, be careful to have no fire about the stove. A drop or two of molasses in the mixture will make the stove much blacker, especially after it has grown red and difficult to to polish over the lids. A Bov's READING. A boy fond of reading should be provided with the very best litera ture. The best books, papers and magazines are the kind that make a ) boy think. Rend books and talk ; "books'' to your boys. Lend books | to your boy friends and teach them ! than books are silents friends they will learn to love and care more and more for as the years go by. ? * * ? KEEPING CUT FLOWERS. I Cut flowers will last fresh much longer if before putting them in : water, the stem is split up about an inch. Maidenhair fern will last fresh for a long time if when gathered, the stem* are inserted in tailing water and left until the water is cold be fore using. ? * ? ? STAIIT SKWING NOW. Do not delay the spring sewing. New materials are on the market, advance styles are shown and it is more pleasant to sew now than it will be when every streak of sunshine coaxes you from the house to plant sweet peas instead of making shirt waists. You cannot be mistaken now in forthcoming styles. Get ready and make shirt waists and cotton house frocks. ? ? ? * Earn your own bread and sec how sweet it will be. Work and see how well you will be. Work and see how cheerful you will be. Work and see independent you will be. Work and see how happy your family will be. Work and see how religous you will be. * ? ? * The religious man who goes about with a long face and his lip hanging down over his chin, has mistaken a case of dyspepsia for a change of of heart. The true christian has a ready made smile always on tap, and is glad in heart all the day long, from Jan. 1 till the general judgement. Heaven's best gift is a hopeful heart, which rises superior to every adverse element and stems every op posing tide. One such spirit in a familv is a blessing beyond estimate and if a whole family would give out all the sun shine it could generate by continualv striving to outshine every other member there would be lew cloudy days in the year. * ? ? ? You can make that one little room the perfection of all that is worth living for, a quiet harbor to which a husband will turn, feeling that he has run out of the storm of his day's work into the security of something that is real. ? ? ? ? We are not all born with the sun shine in our heart, as the Irish people prettily call it, but we can all coax some of it in there if we only try. ? ? ? * The faculity of seeing the bright side, or, at least the edges of that side, is one that married people might cultivate with profit to each other. ? * ? * Courtesy is of more value in the home than many believe it to be. It is easier to love a person than it is to be always courteous to him, and yet it ! is one of the most valuable recipes , for keeping that love fresh within our hearts. ? ? ? ? Smiles should be a part of our | selves every day of the week. Do you know we esteem those persons i our best friends who greet us with a smile and a kind word. A commun ; ity composed of individuals who look always on the bright side of every thing would, in our opinion, be an ideal community. What we need in this life is sunshine, and a great deal of it. ? ? * ? Take the trouble to get well ac quainted with your children, and toin terest yourself in their past time, ect. By this means they will learn to trust \ and confide in you, and are not easily led away by outside influence. ? ? ? ? The attention of the women read , ers of this |>aper is called tc the ad ! vertisement on page seven regarding, jour premium offer. NEED NOT DESPAIR MANY STYLES ADAPTED FOR THE SMALL WOMAN. With a Wise Selection ?nd Careful Avoidance of Unsuitable Lines She la aa Well Groomed aa Her Taller 8later. The smal woman wbo finds the adult styles so difficult for her needs will be amply suited by the older of the misses models that the season shows. Especially are the one-piece misses' dresses pretty for undersized figures, and above all lr they are slim, for these give the look of height required, though 'wise is the lady wbo eschews the three quarter top coat that often goes with auch a cress She wbo lacks the num ber o! Inches which achieve normal height must wear nothing with lines . that cut oer In the mlddlu. bit her knees or .-ome a bit further down. She . must nave short-walsted Empire effects If her wlIs Is unduly long and her legs short, and If she does not wear a Jaunty bob-tolled jacket, the hem of her long coat must drop to hi-r ankles. She Is better off without any sort of a short tunic or fishwife drapery; her sleeves itus. not be too fixey. and the tails of ner house gowns should fall upon the fiooi. In the struet a skirt actually short Is permissible, for walking skirts never touch, and if the hat Is a high turban Instead of a flaring-brim shape, the ef fect of a stylish get-up will be dapper in the extreme. As with misses, many of the new materials are debarred the small woman. The gorgeous brocaded evening stuffs, with their glint of gold and sliver and huge patterns, make a small woman look smaller, and absurd as well, whereat. % girlish crepe, or daintily patterned silk, or simple net or wool material of some sort gives her genuine elegance, if the costume Is made in a model that suits the fig ure. So. when she Is In doubt about any detail, it is well for the pretty midget to consider seriously the "dos" and don'ts" of misses tashlons. Misses are in their glory Just now. for never were young girl styles pret tier or more suitable. Nothing that savors of extravagant effect is permit ted a maiden in the smart world who is still in her 'teens and at school, and many a mother will be pleased to hear. 1 know, that the gowns and coats now being made up for school girls are all In textures that would be suitable for spring nee. A pnase of the Moven age style Is depicted by the handsome dress shown, which Is for a girl of 14. With a sllsht change of trimming, the style Is also called the Scotch dress and the college dress. As Illustrated, the dress Is for very smart day occasions, a very handsome brown cloth with vel vet and moire popllnette being the ma terials used. The unusual yoke ar rangement is very effective and so also are the V-pieces set into the bottom of the sleeves and the hip bands of the bodice portion. Made wtth a plaited skirt of gaily plalded vtooI and a plain bodice portion of Jersey cloth, this costume would have the Scotch snap. Made with a sep arate bodice with a turned-up fold at the bottom. It would be the college dress. With a double width goods five yards would be ample for making It MARY DEAN. The Day of Buttons. There seems no end to buttons. One woman can cheerfully use a dozen dozen of them In the season's clothes. They fasten up gowns from hem to neck, they trim oosts and evening wraps, they are put on muffs and hats. 1 They are made of rhlnestones, of ; metal, of crystals, and china. They are used in every color and every size. The Newest Coiffure. The newest coiffure Is flat in front and plied heavily over the ears. It Is called the Brittany. HAND BAGS OF LEATHER ______ Soft Material Used In the Conatruo tion of Some Dress Aeces ccMories. Charming band bags are made of Foft leather, with fastenings of cords held Id place by beads. These bags are quickly and easily made, and as the sewing may be done on the ma I chine there Is no reason why even th? girl who la not an expert needle woman may not turn out a successful bag. The principal qualification needed for making the bags attractive Is a good eye (or color. The girl who Is able to bring together unusual Fhades In subtle and charming bar 1 monies Is sure to turn out bags which all her friends will rejoice to pos sess. Soft oo;e leather Is used for the bags, which are deeper than tbey are wide Two pieces of leather are cut and the edges pinked all around. About two Inches from the top the leather Is pierced at regular Intervals for a draw cord This may be either of the leather, of silk or gold cord or of beads. Two holes are made close together and then there Is a larger Interval before the next two holes Metal disks with holes In the center are used to hold the draw cord In place. These are of gold, silver, bronze or copper, and are ornamented with colored stones or merely with designs In the metal There are some I of them very charming In color, and It Is In the selection of these ornaments, as well lie In the color of the bag Itself, that the possibilities for turning out remarkably beautiful bags lie. The draw cord of leather holds these ornaments In place. The two sides of the bag are stitched together on the machine, the pinked eSges being left on the out side. The edges may be sewed to gether by hand if desired, of course, but the stitching must be strong and very even. LONG CAPE IS MUCH LIKED Garment of Rough Cloth Recognized as Both Serviceable and Becom ing?The Buttons. Girls have taken enthusiastically to ; the long cape made of bright blue i cloth called the Htidson-Fulton. Th? cloth is rough and heavy and the cape is Intended for service. The facings are the feature. They are about two inches wide and extend from collar | to hem. some being pale blue, others bright apple green. The high straight collar is the regulation navy one in blue velvet with gold stars. There ? are gold buttons down the front and long openings well stitched at the sides for the hands. These make excellent school capes, whether the weather be cold or rainy. They are excellent for college girls, and will be worn for traveling by boats or train. In this season's coats the correct 1 thing Is to begin the buttons at the waist line. Women may object that this will be a cold and chilly way for a coat to fasten, leaving the chest ex posed. But this Is Just what it doesn't do. The fastening Is double-breasted and the revers are really great shawl j collars. The left rever Is quite short, and the right one runs to the waist line. This is very becoming to all figures. The buttons are large and usually of Jet or dull metal. A few new ones of colored crystal or Jet have a one-inch ! quilling of satin around them. This is not new. but it has never been widely used. It is quite pretty on certain ! kinds of cloth. Usually three buttons are used; sometimes six. This depends on the length of the coat. SMART GRAY BLOUSE. This model Is good either for a sep i arate blouse or for bodice matching skirt. A fine quality of gray silk cash mere. with black velvet bands and Jet buttons. Is an Ideal combination. Or. If preferred, gray velvet several shades darker than material. The tiny chemisette and stock are white Irish lace, as are the little Jabots. Crib Pillow*. For pillows for cradle purchase ticking which reflects a pale blue flower. Make the pillow case of soft white dimity, hemstitch It and finish with a hemstitched pillow. The colors show throw the white In delicate trmc ery. A pillow for the crib should be filled with down, and should not be stuffed full. A gift should Include on* 1 pillow and three pillow cases. The New Green* In Gown*. The green Is growing. The dyer* ' have found most alluring shades for It. ! Bobeme green Is the new tone, and pale, peacock. Robin Hood, fir, frog and | myrtle arc the names given to other 1 tone*. FOR THE MATCHES1 NOVEL HOLDER AND HOW IT MAY BE CONSTRUCTED. Piece of Cardboard and Some Odda and Enda of Silk Are the Chief Materials Required?Uaeful and Decorative. In otir sketch may be (? a dainty little contrivance for holding a few war matches and the where wlth-Sll to strike them on. for hang ing up either In the hall or at some convenient spot In the smoking room. It looks very pretty made In quite a small size, and about six Inches In height and four In width will be found very good dimensions In which It may be carried out. A piece of cardboard should be used as a foundation. The board should be slightly padded with wool on that side which Is to fortr. the front, and then smoothly covered with silk, folded at the base to form a pocket for the matches, and fastened ; on at the back with mucilage. A piece of sand-paper mounted on a second piece of cardgoard Is glued on at the back of the oval space, and the holder Is finished off at the top j with bunches of narrow rihbon and a loop by which It may be suspended from the wall. A smart bow at the base completes this useful and deco rative little article. Small match-holders of this kind should find a ready sale in a bazar, but when made for use at home, It is always as well to remember that in making fancy articles for banging upon the wall, the colors of the mate rial with which they are made should be chosen to harmonize with the color of the wall paper o_ which they are to hang. HOW TO WASH EMBROIDERY Many Precautions Must Be Taken If the Material Is Not to Be Per manently Injured. Mercerized cottons, especially the white, wash better than embroidery silks. The latter must be carefully done or they will fade and roughen. No matter how good a silk you buy. It will not stand having soap rubbed upon It. Hot water Is equally Injurious. , So is Ironing with a too hot iron. Make a thick suds of warm water and pure soap and rinse the piece to be washed. Squeeze through hands and do not nib on a board. Rinse In clear water of the same temperature as the first. Squeeze out as much as possible of the moisture with the hands, then pull Into shape 1 and roll In a thick towel to absorb the rest of the excess water. Iron when damp, using a moderately hot Iron and pressing hard on the wrong side. If the linen Is of a flimsy quality a little cold starch can be used to moisten it?not the parts embroid ered?when pressing. Better results are had If a smooth piece of damp muslin Is placed over the back of the embroidery and the Ironing done through that. Press Into a thick Turkish towel or Into a blanket folded several times and covered with a clean piece of muslin. Where one Is uncertain about the duration of the colors set them by soaking In strong salt water or In a solution of sugar of lead. Be sure before Ironing that the stitches are pulled In the proper direc tion or they will not lie smoothly. New Fabric. Zlbellne Is a fabric that Is made up now Into handsome but practical eve- ? nlng wraps, and In old rose and ocr<* or banana shade Is a favorite. For j trimming this substantial material there Is no better combination than skunk. This fur Is used for huge : shawl collars, as a flounce, and for i cuffs that finish loose, slltllke sleeves. White fox trimming for white zlbellne Is beautiful, even though the wrap may i not be what might be termed service able. i An Eaay Way to Line Quilts. I have discovered that time and pa tience may be saved when putting cotton In quilts if the cotton Is flr*t rolled about an ordinary yardstick. Spread the cotton out on a large table or the floor, roll on the stick, then transfer to the quilt foundation and unroll.?Delineator. B. & O. NEW TIME TABLE ErVECT SUNDAY A. M. AT 12:01, NOV. 21 Under the new time table trains will arrive at Point Pleasant and de part as follows: WEST BOUND So. 723, 12:40 a. m. No. "19, 6:59 p. m. No. 709, 3:00 p. m. No. 705, 10:45 a, m. EAST BOUND No. 70+, 2:50 a. m. So. 714, 8:33 a. m. No. 716, 2:20 p. m. No. 710, 5:27 p. m. Nos. 723 and 704 are new trains and run between Pittsburjr and Char leston, via C. & O. They each carry baggage car, smoking car, ladies' coach and sleeper. No. 723 will arrive at Charleston at 8:25 a. m. and No. 704 arrives at Pittsburg 10 a. m. McMILUNS HOS PITAL CHARLESTON, WEST VA. ACCOMODATIONS FOR BOTH SURGICAL AND MEDICAL CASES. J. E. CANNADAY, M. D., SnrEeon to C b h rl e? i?? n <icni r?l Hospital? 'ormer .urceonto Sheltering .\ru.N Hospital. Paint Creeki? General Surgery. w. a. McMillan, m. d., General Medicine. B. S. PRESTON, M. D., Anesthetist. P. A. HALEY, M. D., Eve, Ear, Nose and Throat. H. L. ROBERTSON, M. D., Bacteriologist miss mollie McMillan, Superintendent Hospital. July 2S Stockholders Meeting. The annu.-rt" meeting of the stock holders of the Point Ple.isant Build ing and Loan Association will be held at the office of the association, in the Mutual Realty Company office building, Point Pleasant, West Va., on Monday, March 7, 1910, at S o'clock p. m., for the election of di rectors and the transaction of such other business as mav properly come before them. C. C.BOWYER. feb. 9-4w. Secretary. DRAWING AND -?-?TELEGRAPHY Why not learn drawing or tele graphy and make your own living? Don't you think it would be a pay ing investment? Students may en ter at any time. Call, write, or phone for full information, CAPES & DASIJXEK. Home Phone 3*"3. Point Pleasant LADY WANTED To introduce our very complete Spring line of beautiful wool suitings, wash fabrics, fancy waistings, silks, etc., hdkfs, laces and petticoats. All up to date N. Y. City Patterns. Fin est line on the market. Dealing di rect with the mills you will find our prices low. Profits, J 10.00 to $30.00 weekly. Samples and full instruct ions packed in a neat sample case, shipped express prepaid. No money required. Exclusive territory. Write for particulars. Be first to apply. Standard Dress Goods Co., F. I. Binghamton, N. Y. jan. 26. JUST ONE WORD that word Is TiiitfS, * refers to Dr.Tutt's Liver Pills and MEANS HEALTH. Are you constipated? Troubled with Indigestion? Sick headache? Virtljjo? Batons? Insomnia? ANT ol these symptoms awl many other Indicate Inactiona (the 1 n You Uood Tutt's Fills _ lake No Substitute.