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1 A Vr4 D A Devoted to W omen and Their Interests 1HE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES i 1' ) ' s ym V p- j J jjllp HHHE . - .J What is "Boundless" Hospitality? j li ) ( ) i Dance Frock of Flesh Silk Net Habits and the Business Woman How to Pack Your Trunk V Women who?e Idea of hospitality J depends upon the mere giving of di-1 rectlons to servant.", to caterers or j tven tho?e who go oat to a conven ient delicatessen shop and jmrchaye food for a more m' r!et repast hould think hack ometlme to what hospitality has meant in past times and Rtlll means In primitive places. Does not hospitality take on a new meaning when one think of It as loving labor for other., the fciv lnjj up of time or comfort to pro vide entertainment for oar RUest., be they friends or no? In hr "Item iniscences of a Soldier's Wife," Mrn. John A. Logan tells of the hospital ity which she dl.sprnded in the mid dle west, when she was a bride of 17 years In 1 S 53. "My mother had sent with our goods a colored mammy, v. horn we railed Aunt Hetty," she writes. "Aunt Betty was to be our maid of all work, and but for her I do not know how I Fhould have gotten through with many domestic trials. h I was, In a measure, ignorant of the details of home and housekeep ing. Aunt Betty helped me out in my first experience; but fihe became, in time, very much dissat iK'ied, and returned to Fhawneetown. leaving mo to struggle through emergencies and domestic difficul ties that multiplied rapidly. Many times without help and with no onfectlonere, market places, or Kroceriea to which I could resort in Mich emergencies, I was obliged to draw upon my friends and neigh bors to come In to aid me In the preparation of a meal for unexpect ed fjuests. As I discovered, we were supposed to extend boundless hos pitality. Visitors and friends arrived unannounced, coming1 at any time that suited their convenience, with out inquiring whether or net it was agreeable to us. They frequently brought children with them as, in that day, parents rarely had any one with whom to leave their charges when they wi?hed to give themselves an outlnjr. "These unexpected visitors always arrived in the early mornln?. You had to welcome them with a smil ing face, notwithstanding the fart that your heart mipht fink within o:i. Vy 11 o'clock you had to to ur kitchen to bepin preparations for tho midday meal, the menu for wlu h you had been mentally trying to arrange from the moment of the nriital of your unexpected guests, l'oi tun.itely, they w ere unconven tional and followed you to the kit- h u. Vou had to keep up a coiner jsttio? with them, while you en de;;vored to think what it was possi ble for you to set before them an hour or two later, older housekeep ers had well-filled larders. but hi ides like myself were not so thoughtful and often found them hfrs with an empty pantry. There were no markets, caterers, bakers, r greengrocers. The variety stores, which carried everything from a pound of nails to lace and millinery. or from a peck of onions to dried beef and bacon, never had in stock i what you wanted, or what was of: the least use "in emergencies. In such rases u had to look over your, Quaint Costume . . ........ ,, -.. w :. .- .. y.yxv - - ?r - 1 v - -.- l - . v -;-. -!-v; . iv.'Jof k i V ------- ..;tev.-;;'Si.S'-J' 1 1 B I-i Ka "iitciiM. Th- tn:-- . f tliis ehülon el t aftertUM.n cow n is its noteworthy r.-at;;rc. The U-ovv leiu'tli sleeves, the Med.ici rollur and crushed satin it.rdN- all ,-..:.trb-.:te toward Its pu- t -areqa r.es. Not less interesting the o-u. kitt !iU h drr.ps to ,t:i k!e hi.-th. Kven the quaint poke :.:..!. w itli i- ?! w i ( Ii- i ill otowi'.. ;s beautifully suited to the iCitULie. fcr it- . dorir.S" M.-.h:de t be French blue and soft ro-e that U tviier.t at the waistline ir.d cellar of the frock. larder, through tho smokehouse, dairy or garden according to the .-eason and get the best you had, your obliging guests meanwhile in sisting upon helping you. They would pare the apples for the pies If the dessert was to be apple pie. apple float, or Brown Betty or hull the berries if small fruits were in season. They would shell the peas, or peel the potatoes, all the while indulging in animated conversation, peals of laughter emphasizing their enjoyment. If you were the hostess, you had to play the part of enter tainer while standing over a hot stove, trying to keep in mind the numerous saucepans and drippani which were tdmmering In the oven or boiling on the stove lest they boil over or burn. You had to lay the table for adults and children, no matter how many, rushing mean while from the kitchen to the pan try lest something go awry. "In my case I quickly discovered that my husband's friends and ac quaintances were equally unconven tional, and expected him to invite them to dinner or supper, and at times to Etay all night when they happened to attend the courts, or come to town on occasions of poli tical conventions, lie never knew how many to expect, hut. as soon as he found out how many were in town would send me a note Faying he was bringing 10 or a dozen friends for dinner, adding tenderly: 'Do the best you can, my dear, and I am sure everything will be all right.' " Dressing the Mantel It sometimes happens, in furnish ing a new room, that one lias a plain mantel shelf above which hangs a painting. Hanked on either side by an electric fixture. One's lirst and fervent wish is to remove the ugly fixtures at once; probably one desires to light the room only from the readw.g lamps on the tables. But then one usually meets with a refusal from a stern land lord who is convinced that his next tenants will require just those elec tric fixtures; moreover lie shrinks from the siprht of the unsightly holes which would have to be patched over were the fixtures removed and one may really understand this reluctance. So one is faced with the need to discover the right decoration for that mantel. Now. if the painting is a fairly large one, the probabilities are that it almost, if not quite, rests upon the mantel shelf. If you place a dock at the center of the mantel, it breaks the line of the gold frame and, moreover, does not appear to advantage. One then takes down the clock and experiments with two tall vases, one on either side of the center of the mantel. These are far too near the height of the hideous electric fixtures, and are al lowed to remain but over night. In a certain family living room, where this problem had to be wrestled with, the mantel remained quite bare for a number of weeks; at least, the bareness allowed the marine painting to show to full ad- of Chiffon Velvet xr - ;2: rssrSTSS: 5!i:". MSR: JRRWw" VJfJ i: 3 N .S ' i . :'v '''. ' ;: :: t '. -.'i ..Z i " . ? . : . ... s ' . ; ; P v.- ! A .. : t ': & MM Vi '. - c. . j ' . . & y ' . . . . it '.''' ' V V - hKs&K:''""'':;:: ' ; "'" t'.j Tv V'--i.- fix .". b . ; V-'iY '' sV., " v-V..;,'- ' -i v. IJy La Ha ouitniM. One cannot ignore the importan re of the net lanee frock this sea son, since it is so essentially youth ful and invariably llattering. The frock shown is in flesh silk net ov cr a foundation of flesh metal cloth. Chenille embroidery is cleverly fea tured on the border ede of tho drop skirt, this showing charming ly through the silk net. Tho bodico is of silver laco with strap should ers and odd wing sleeves of net. antagc. But at last some one had an idea; goins to a certain shop where are sold artistic jars and boxes in colored cream potteries, this person purchased two long, low cream-colored boxes, adorned with indistinct figures in relief. he then went on to a llorlst's where she had the boxes filled with a soft gray green ivy which will grow fairly well, even if not in direct sunlight, .ayinir nothing, she went home with her burden, arranged the pots of iy on each side of the mantel, under the two electric fixtures; and, when the family gathered that even ing, there was general approval of her plan. The graceful shoots trail ed over the mantel shelf and swung down over the edge; the painting was left' to look its loveliest; be hold! the mantel was dressed. Courtship lly "Yc!.' In the early days of humanity, when a man wanted a wife, he set about the .business in a most primi tive manner. Accustomed to chase, to capture, and to kill wild animals, he adopted th same methods in winr.ii.g a helpmate; so he tracked her down to her father's domicile, and if she was not inclined to ac cept lila rough suit, and ran away from him, ho simply pursued her, clubbed her on the head and car ried her off. The custom still ob tains among some of the savage races. In a region near the Panama can al, either the man or the woman may do the courting, and the result is that there Is scarcely an unmar ried woman in the entire country where leap year privileges are al ways in vogue. In a certain province rf Russia it is the woman who does the courting. If she is in love with a man she, calls at his house and tells him so. If ho reciprocates, all is well; but if not. she remains on trying to coax him to change his mind. He Car.t be discourteous and turn her out, or her family would avenge the ins-lit, so his only way to get rid of her importunties is to stay away from tho house as long as she oc cupies it. Among the Moravians a man's I riüe is chosen for him by his pas tor. If cither the "sister" or the "brothel" raise any objections they may state them; hut it generally happens that the clergyman's pow ers cf eloquence and persuasion are such that they accept his selection. The courtship customs of eastern nations appear as eccentric to us as ours do to them. In Persia in olden times a lover burnt his cheek or his hand in or der to elicit the pity which Is akin to love in the breast of his lady love, or to prove his courage and devotion. If she liked him. and meant to marry him. she tenderly bound up bis wounds: but if .-ho wasn't enamored of him. she sent him to the medicine man for a 1 .rJ - v. . . . .. v ' a'; . v. -,.. V Popovers One cup of Hour, one-half tea spoon of butter, one-fourth teaspoon of salt, one scant cup of milk, two eggs. Mix the dry ingredients. Add the milk gradually to prevent lump ing. Add the beaten es, and beat two minutes with an egg beater. Hake in hissing hot muttin tins in a hot oven. Grapefruit Jelly Dissolve one package of gelatine in ono cup of warm water, add thtee cups of strained grapefruit juice and one tablespoon of su'-ar. Jet come to boiling point, but do not boil, re move from the lire and pour into a square porcelain mould. Chill. Serve with nut dressing on large lettuce leaves. Customs salve. Love-making in China is only in dulged in three days previous to the wedding; and it is almost the only occasion that tho leisurely China man "hustles," :nt ho claims in so doing he loses no time, and he ef fectually disposes of all rivals. Things are differently managed In Japan, where it is supposed to be a disgrace for a girl if she is not married at 10. After that she blackens her teeth and shaves her eyebrows like a matron, but socially she is an outcast. In India, as is well known, child marriages aro still common, but. thanks to the spread of education and Christianity. girls ;ire not be trothed at such tem'.er ears; and in many instances they tire permit ted in their teens to exercise some decree of choice in the election of. a husband. The Japanese wife is absolutely secondary in th household. There ts no Idea of marriage being a part nership in lie country, and tho chief thing that is impressed upon a girl in Japan H that she must be strictly obt dient to Iter husband. The following 5 aragraphs are taken from a fam-'us Japir.eje book called 'The Whole Duty of a Woman." "Should a woman's husband art unreasonably, she mu: compose her count-' nance, and soft.ri lur voice to rcmontr.ince with him; and if he be ar.gry and li-'ca not t the remonstrar.ee. s'.c mu.-t v. ait over a s.-ason. and thn f; o-t ulite with him when bis hait is soften ed. Xevr r set 1 1 1 If t;p against thy husband with harsh features and a boisterous oi e. 'It is a woman's ÜU? V not to shrink the trouble of attending to everything herself. She must sew her father-in-law's ar.d mother-in-law's garments and make rtady their fod. I-ver atter.tie tr the wants of hi r husbau-l, shw mu.-t fold his clothes and dus: Iiis rug. wash w liat is dirty, be c.:.-Tai.tIy In the midst of her hoi:.-ehold. ai;d neer go out b'tt of necessity.' r . ..: 4 "When I have an important com- Mi.sion to give to some; one on my . ' iif. I generally prefer the indivd . .1 with mediocro ability but ab solutely reliable persons of irres ponsible habits," remarked a busl o.ecutive who employs a large '.iff of women assistants. "Kxamine the organization rules "f successful firms, and you will find 'hat the question of hxhits is one . i enormous importance," is the : .lenient of Miss Eleanor Gilbert, . !. is guide, counselor and friend to tho woman in business. "The : vt rvable habits of employes in .. jetu e promotions more than varia : -is in efficiency. There is a cer- a:i corporation employing hun- i ds of women clerks and keeps : refill record of their status on this :-sis: Accuracy, appearance, quan- :,! of work produced, industry' an(l .-aily application. observance of 'i e rules, care in handling com i iii.v's property, courtesy and good v iil toward fellow-employes, initia tive and executive ability. Xote that most of these qualities . simply personal habits. YVhen- r the weeding out process is in ; ciation, you will find that dismis sals are based largely on objeetlon- 'e habits, and that the judgment a" individual ability Is influenced .by ! nowledge of personal habits. We (ar.iiot escape the fact that the leatest aid to success is the con- ious formation of good habits at the beginning of a career. "The office woman sometimes ex- . -uses her appearance at 9:C0, in--ead of 9 o'clock, on the ground that she 'always makes up for it by one or two hours' extra work in the vening. This individual shifting of hours is not in tho least beneficial. Morning lateness cannot .be counter acted by night work, becauso the de- 1 iv of one worker in the morning 'iclays the chain of work and ham pers other employes. "Promptness in fulfilling obliga tions is the basis of a reputation for reliability, neglect is an open door to a more earnest competitor to en ter. "Initiative that driving wheel in business is a habit pure and sim ple. The girl who develops the habit of shoving aside any problem or piece of information that does not affect her immediate job will stick to that particular job forever and a day! 'I'm not paid to make out invoices,' remarked a young stenographer when asked to help temporarily. "On th other hand, there is a type of young woman who is the 'star' in every office. She knows something about every branch of the business. She is an omnivorous reader of everything that relates to the business as a whole. She is forever asking questions. Initiative is an unconscious habit with her, and she keeps on exercising it until she wins an executive post on the strength rf it. "Tho gieat help to success in busi ness is to adjust all habits persist ently so that they lit into tho two fold purpose of business, which is, first, to render service; second, to When Milady 5 i . ' '4 9 . , ;r ; r ? JhV - . - I . yAX y. . v-a . : : i,..V--irj : - - i : " i By La Ra contea-c. Tle "Pulhnan" neclifee is the happy invention of some cleer de k: crif'T- It i Fhcrwn hf-r-? In pale u ue taffeta trimmed with hemstitch ing in Tn-.trh:r.f trrf-. Tho ferx?-t of its usefulness is mainly in the rut. -ahir-h lx.rlnfu h-j? rtJ5lan .mtcj pinr.rr: 1 thit it will r.ot fcie" ia fawiurs. Ore is attractively asJ co of them. yield a profit. The business man j who endeavors to operate his busi ness while both eyes are fastened on profit, so that only Indifferent ser vice is rendered. Invites disaster, a buslnesM that Is not operated eco nomically so as to yield a profit will not long continue to give service. "These facts apply equally to the Individual worker. A devotion to the pay envelope results In indif ferent service; so giving good ser vice for Itss than its worth cheapens the ultimate value of one's services. "In the business woman's rela-1 tions with her co-workers, the habit of priceless value is tact the fine art of avoiding offense of Incon venience to others. When she must criticize, ho will bo a courteous, constructive critic. "Service depends on the habits of scrupulous honesty, reliability and courtesy on the part of the entire organization, executives and minor employes alike. Indifference or carelessness on the part of any member cf the organization may mean some serious hindrance to the smooth ar.d harmonious running of tho whole. "The appearance of the office al so plays an important part in. the impression produced on visiting" cus tomers or other callers. The desk piled high with papers is 110 longer considered a sign of prosperous 'busy-ness or conscientious indus try. In the well-managed olfice it is an evidence of personal inelfi ciency to have on the desk anything except the subject worked on at the time. For this reason, tho modern office no longer installs the cum bersome roll-top desk with innumer able pigeon-holes; the ideal working desk is the fiat top desk with two or three drawers. "So, too, tho appearance of the woman worker counts for much. A neat, appropriate costume, a trim business-ir-ce look, a cheerful and dignified demeanor, 'and essential good manners these are the re quisites for the woman in tho olfice. "An economical habit is a good one to cultivate in business. Kvery employe is responsible for some measure of eeonomj. It is just as much the young man'3 job to con serve supplies as It is to do good work. The business woman with economical habits can save her firm money and make herself doubly val uable. There- are many small leaks which an observant worker can perceive. In addition, the habit of economy in business helps to de velop individual economy. The woman who does not waste her em ployer's property does not waste her own. She who buys intelligent ly for business develops the habit of shopping wisely for herself. "And how to acquire all these good habits? Xever permit an ex ception to occur until the new habit is securely rooted. Kach lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one Is carefully wind ing up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again Goes Traveling vi M'Ns .5.3 s H - 1" H : , ... - - r - - - r ; j" ;. ' -' r i -i' i . . ........ . .... ..... . and full Fklrt. The V.t-auty of thi- the manner u?ual in dresnir. i mfortably covered "when wearing one j 1 f.i -t x i t : ' Vs fj -i- :' liy I.ncillo Caiiu. I'.egin t'V making a bttoni layer of biioks. boxes. photo:raphs and such uncomjiromisin atticb-s. Wedgo these in very tightly, fitting them togeth.er nicely, like n mosaic. Next spread a layer of unilcrdoth ing. arrar.Ko thes- neatly, tho--. ..f u kind together, beirg sure that ". i button is in place, and the dainty ribbons as well, that all may be m readiness at the journey's n 1. 1'. 1 low these with gowns, the heaviest always underneath. Tho corners of the hat box. and even the corners of the hats thenvel vrs. mak safe places for dainty neckwear, ribbons, veils and such perishable h-lornr-ings. Handkerchiefs, plovcs. etc., sh.oubl le packed In th tray, in their own special cases. Pictures under glass may be carried in safety if wrapped Corn Soup Chop one-half can of corn, add one cup of water and simmer for 20 minutes, then rub through a sieve-. Scald one cup of milk with :i thin slice of onion. When the ccrn is ready, remove the onion from the ii: ilk, add the corn, bind with a phis made of one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of Hour and sea son. Double the recipe for four people. Endive, Tomato and String Bean Salad One head of endive, one cup of string beans, three tomatoes. Sere with the following dressing: One half cup of olive oil, one-half cup of vine'-'ar, one teaspoon of salt, one-fourth teaspoon of paprika, one fourth teaspoon of mustard, piece of onion. Mix dry iniedients, ;uhl vin egar, onion juice, and oil. and mix thoroughly. Sandwiches Mix crated Kdarn cheese, or other elieese with butter enounh to form a paste; season with jepper and add salted nuts, sliced thin, not chopped. The question of extracting potash from wool scourintrs is bcin? inves tigated. Stylish Shoes for Stout Women Why wear shoes not built for your foot, which are bound to stretch and lnse their shape? Here is one nf the "AUNT F'OLLY'S OUT SIZE" hoots which has made a host u friends. By a clever idea in shoe making these jhoes .ive ex tra room at the ankle, top, and broadest part of the foot and still appear smaller than the shoes which you have previously found it necessary to content yourself with. 125 N. MICHIGAN ST. 4 Doors North Easy to Find and 1 r 5 OCTTt Not a very pleasant temperature in which to jo a familv washing. There v.-ill be several coU McnJavs and Tuesdays before summer. Why sutler discomforts when we do FAMILY WASHING AT 6c A POUND? Sicks Laundry and Cieanin Bell 117. 126 S. MAIN ST. in several tl.i :kn---t-" of j.iper a: d laid bftwt.n soft lot Iii b.c. Srr.V.I hri'-a-bra-- ünd aes, if stuffe 1 ti- IiTly mü'i . . tton, wool cr apcr. and wra; ; in corrugated paper, will carry e!. : ut r.e sho.:l l n'. i.ire to p! ic" tr. m near the midd of tb.e trun. so that n jarrinc can 1 rir.c tl'.im into contact with th Sides. La-t of all. to di.-pc.se of tul :...,ily array of boots, slippers, tb-s ar.d foof.'ear galor a ver;tabb b. to noin- of tla packer. Wrap v.'Kh sr.e separately ar.d tuck them away i:i odd " con, t i s and empty sja-cs at t; l.o-t m'.ment. for a skilf il ja'ker is r.ever sitiT.cd un til e.ry rr.ir.ny and creice i- f,'.' ed, and she knows from eperir. that the contents of a closely-packed trunk ill always 'any bett r thati tliose that h.iv room to mo. about. l'.efore th.e tn:!;'; fs closed fre!i tfCAel' shouid be spread oer t: thin?1 to prote. t them from dtrt and thrt rubbincr of the trays, for sh who would excel in j-acklng mus bo dainty as well r, a deft, and ex ercise i-.n?h incirnty and common sense. An Vou vtlll lMoxldiii Along Without A Pitner Gas Ironcr 1 Hi .ii ' .' WJ ' - 1 2.. Iloinis Ia It Hero. ikons t hoi ks idit i ci:nt. Ih Iicrnl on Trial at 2ä IVr c!. l'or I'rtH iMMtumstration Tidephon Holl l7.S. iitm:h oiTin: ?.n v. i-isaiiu No trouble at all to c;ive you a perfect fit. $4.00 to $6.00 i'i of Elsworth's. Worth Finding. 17 Home 51 17. ! f 1 r . Li : 1 ; k X : ! Dry Go.