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OF lOUC 5TPENGT FOLLY OF OUERSTRAIM Learn to Con serve Energy and Health BY MRS. McCUNE. rye I OETS will hare to change their 4 J pi sentiments about women if the jL.. fair sex continue to prove themselves a hardy lot, willing and able to cope with the big things of life. The ware of preparedness which has swept the country Is making all women more or less anxious to get a training along all lines which will prove- helpful In time of trouble or of peace. There are many women unfit for the various tasks because they have not strengthened their muscles. Therefore it Is quite essential that ev ery woman should go in for systematic . training. Until the muscles are suffi ciently strong they can not be expect ed to stand pressure and strain. In the home the woman has many -duties which call . for muscular strength. Very' few women realize there is a right and a wrong way tq do these things. Evidence of this was made plain when the women of Eng land started to take on the work which the men who went off to war left be hind. For Instance, the women who became delivery girls were all prompt ly taught that the easiest way to carry a weight is on the head, provided the muscles of the neck and shoulders are strong. This method of carrying will also do much to improve the carriage. At first it may seem rather difficult to carry things in this manner, but it is quite important that you persevere. The method of carrying the burden on 'the arm and hip is very bad, for it is apt to cause a very marked curvature of the spine. Carrying it directly in front, pulling the body forward, is in jurious also and causes the carrier to . expend a great deal of muscular and nervous energy on a minimum of use ful result. Consequently the carrier will soon grow very tired and will be unable to continue. If one is not able to- carry a burden directly on the head, the next best thing is to carry it above, as Bhown in the picture. The housewife often has occasion to move furniture from one room to another. The work might as well be done in a scientific way. The upright position of the arms will do'i much to correct round shoulders, to expand the lungs and generally de velop an erect and graceful carriage. Of course, common sense must be brought Into play here as well as In anything else. No heavy pieces of fur niture should be lifted in such manner. If the shoulder and neck muscles are not strong enough to bear the burden they should be developed. A very splen did. exercise which will serve this pur pose Is to walk around the room with the arms held down at the sides of the body. The chest should be thrown out ' and the head held back as far as pos sible. This will not only expand the chest, but it will correct improper breathing vaethods. strengthen the lungs and produce a brisk circulation of blood through the muscles, thus get ting them In good trim to withstand any strain put on them. ; When a heavier piece of furniture or a cumbersome box is to be moved the thing should be rolled either on casters or on ' Its end. If there is any great need to lift the heavy object you should let the strain fall on the shoul der muscles. Unless you can prevent strain of 'Internal organs you should not attempt the lifting. The gymna sium lessons given in lifting are really so practical that every woman should try to avail herself of them if there is any possible way to do so. At some time or other every woman has occasion to lift something from a high point. It is quite usual to see a woman stand on one foot and reach for the object This is all wrong. If the ob ject la out of reach a chair or stool can be used. Then If the object sought is large, both hands should be used to lift It do ro. Girls and women should never strain themselves when reaching down weights from a height by undue stretching ' upward of the arms and trunk. The trouble Is done when the burden Is being taken down. Internal stresses and strains being caused to various organs. While cleaning win dow women are very apt to stretch too far to reach a certain point on the glass. Instead of doing this the sash should be lowered. If the windows are not fitted with pulleys, they should be removed from the frame. When one has occasion to lift a shal low but heavy box from the floor one should get the body Into proper posi tion before attempting to touch the box. By getting the feet firmly planted far apart on the ground you have a better baseband consequently a better balance. It's the same principle as standing with the feet firmly planted far apart when riding In a trolley car. Now then, when actually lifting the heavy burden, let the strain come on the shoulder muscles. The principle of leverage can be suc cessfully applied when moving large, cumbersome articles. A crowbar or a heavy pole can be used for the pur pose. The muscles of the trunk and legs should be very well strengthened in or der to do the heavy work. There are numerous exercises to be practiced with this end in view. A very benefi cial one is to lie on the back, with the hands folded beneath the head. Then raise the right leg slewly until it forms a right angle with the body. Next practice with the left leg. Now prac tice with, both legs. As you slowly draw the legs into such a position you will feel the action on the muscles. The movements will strengthen the ob dominal as well as the leg muscles. JL.J. a & I 11 Jul jlsk I t I' ! mi 'i I - : . - ' a (v. V . A-. . . 4. $: : f:'- ' ' ' ' . RAG RUGS i r-j7w RETTY ana inexpensive rugs IV ' ' Iff! can e mae or bathrooms 1? I I and also bedrooms from old NS. . percale dresses. The only ex- . w pense is a long wooden needle, ten . I V inches long and thicker than a lead N yf - pencil. The rags should be cut and not torn, to avoid the threads hanging. A i They , should be cut three-quarters of 'si: I 1 s an inch wide, sewed together just as J ra?s for old-feshioned rag carpets, i v f CV Crochet a chain of several inches J I ' K s and make in this way a center, and i in i " v'?: I ';: ' ' ' :V " then knit around and around, throwing I - f f j . the rag thread over before putting the r I f - needle through the chain." You must I - 1 put in two stitches to keep it from ' - ; i't , I i-V , drawing up like a poke. Put your nee- "n4":-: ' jt a J " ' x' f die through the back part of the stitch -, :- y --- f V':,f J ' " 'f and use your taste in knitting the col- I I . v s t ' lors- Finish with an edge like an old- J ) J'? : I fashioned tidy". H- a x4,x J-i " f 1 . : 7X y-;v- - v . "i r . r MONEY fV RAINY DAY A CAREER-how. to .Make It Work to Advan tage for you EMEMBER that constant blink ing of the eyes causes a fine network of wrinklea around s the eyes that mas sage may not be able to eradicate. This is often only a bad habit, but may be caused by poor eyesight, which needs the treatment of an oculist. HEN one is dressed and it is in convenent to wash the face an excellent lotion to have is 5 cents worth of boracic acid dissolved in 10 cents' worth of alcohol, This is perfectly harmless and by rubbing the skin well with this, ap plied with a handkerchief, every pore will be cleansed, and you will look and women wash the hair with a liquid brewed from camomile leaves to pre serve the color and brighten the gold en tints in the hair. This is an abso lutely harmless herb and will strengthen rather than harm the hair. Different colors of blond hair require different proportions of the leaves. Ex periment with a small piece of your hair before applying the liquid. The very best champoo is the white of an egg beaten "into a pint of soft cool wa- mak- BY ANNETTE ANGERT. OOR little persons who have never known anything stable in their home, who have to earn their own living as soon as they can toddle, they have reasons for cringing and lying, for cheating and sharp practice, for discontent, envy, hatred and malice, and all un- charitableness, which might overcome many of us happier folk. Of course, days they do not all succumb. That "the many small poor in a loom is bad" is no more true raiay day little than that all the rich are villains. But poverty has its dangers to the immor tal soul. All this, you naturally complain, is argument from extreme cases. Sup pose it is granted that grinding pover ty is disastrous, it does not follow that a certain scarcity of means is not wholesome. "A early all the errfeat men YOUR BOOKS Appreciate Them With Good Care and Enjoyment BY LUCILLE DAUDET. HE , man or woman who loves ' .good books need not be told how to take care of them, but the person who really loves books is rare. Many of us enjoy them to the extent of picking up a book in our idle kours, to receive from its pages entertainment, instruction or amusement. That is our sole Interest in the book. As to how it fares once it is but of our hands we give not a thought Whether it is put away on its proper shelf, whether it is dusted regularly, we know not, and, what is more, in many instances, care not. This is all wrong. A book is a treas ure of thought and should be given some consideration. Those who are no willing to assume the responsibil ity of owning books should not have them in their homes. 'They should give away the transient volumes which they read one day and forget the next. Some one will be glad to care for them and treasure them at their worth. Books that are well kept have a dec orative valne in the Home which should make then respected if for no other reason. The room that is lined with books immediately assumes a dignl- fled thoughtful appearance that cannot be gained by the costliest furniture. The best sort of book shelves are the open ones, built in a nook or cor ner of a room. These, of course, en tail more care as the contents of the shelves must be dusted frequently, but they are better for the books than a closed case. Have the shelves raber deep and bring the books out to the front edge of the shelf rather than crowding them back against the wall They look better, may be dusted more easily, and where the walls are damp are not so likely to become moldy. Tip the books gently forward and dust the tcps each day; occar.inn.iHy take ihem dTva, two or thi'ee at a time", and care fully dust them and the shelf behind hoa Commence, of course, wiih the tor s'oalf. Tha best way -to do this is to spy the books and shelves, by means of r.n atc::iizer, wjil'. oil of lavender, pntiy royal or any - I oilier perfunied cs s?:M?rl oils.. 'This will drive away all suspicion cf mold. Oft on n. kk sseris ruined when grcp.s? or xtil ' sp'Nfd upon it, but all Traces r.f th?.- sr s ir.ay be removed by spriuki:ns lic spjts thickly with a little pr.vdcicd pipe cToy. Over this chould be placed a 'r'ecc of heavy brown paper a"d a hot iron should be applied. The iron should bo hot. bv.t ret hot mor-h fc Scorrh the she?t. If the pewdor' p.'ck- to the book rub i1. "-off snfly wiih r s;ft eraser. If the leaves of a book have become .soiled from much usog?, they can be considerably freshened by rubbing first with a piece of stale bread to take c'l the lcos dirt The lay a clean pi cf b'otvirg papfr mc,'sl:ncd in a sat urated scli:! 'on cf oxalic acid, and go over this with a hot iron. Do not use enough of the solution to wet the page, but simply moisten the leaf of the book with the acid. D ' , L I'll ! I i . .. - .,"v,mi!''"ifi f 4 'v&r3?t'ymv''- i 1 if' f '4 ' : : V f " t i i s s." " ' . II Am L. rr"""! UITE a comfortable coach cover can be made from eiderdown, w hich fa , light enough in weight not to be cumbersome and yet is warm enough to keep the baby warm when the breezes of sum mer, become chilly. There are numerous ways in which to or nament such a cover. One seen recently was trir.med solely with pi!v rib. n one inch in width. The ribfcon was slightly gathered at both edges and then stitched on. It formed a bow knot design on both the pointed flap and the middle of the cover proper. each pocket before stitching it to the apron. Decorate the center ' pocket with a rosette made of pink or blue ribbon. The pockets will not only ornament the apron, but will prove most practical for holding sewing utensils. A luncheon set very simply embroidered in one color, preferably blue or green, may be very neatly fin ished with a fringed white cotton braid. This new finish to the luncheon arst re minds one strongly of the old-fashioned fringed doilies with which our moth ers and grandmothers used to pass around the afternoon tea and crackers. Another finish for the luncheon set In fact, a finish which actually "makes" the set is of maltese crochet, the kind THE POWER OF ANGER . BY EDNA EGAN. HERE are few tfcuogs that can cause one more heartache than to be reproved in an angry tone. Mothers especial- BY MRS. KINGSLEY, AINY days are unwelcome vis itors to the average woman, but if she has a practical turn of mind she may utilize such to good advantage. There are tasks one can do on a odds and ends of work that seem irksome and bother some If one decides on doing this work where the sun is shining. Therefore, the prudent housekeeper will welcome a rainy day now and then and while engaged in small, but necessary tasks, make the dreary hours pass pleasantly. HIFFON, Georgette crepe and all other diaphanous materi als, whether they are used for mother used to make on a hairpin. Ask gowns or a part of costumes her to show you how to do IL it makes of silk or cloth, are usually trimmed beautiful sheets and pillow cases, and with embroideries. There is somiihing is the finer thread for lingerie seams, pleasingly piquant about a bit of em- 0 Droider.y applied to a delicate, dia phanous material. Often when usod on these airy fabrics the embroidery is qjiite heavy, but is confined to a small space. A great quantity of it would naturally be apt ro pull the materia.1 out of shape. Gold and black embroid- ' ery motifs were used on a putty col ored chiffon afternoon gown seen re cently, and on a pale gray crepe gown there were embroideries of silver, gray and blue. A white net evenine'eown iv Khnnlri trv tn nvpn-nm thi hahit was trimmed with embroideries placed Children are tantalizing at times we on the skirt to-catch up the draperies all admit this, but each one of us has at the side and on the tiny sleeves. been a child, and perhaps we, too, . " often broke the rules laid down for us. OU would be surprised to htar It is 'when young people ar e going how often I'm asked what is to work their first positions proba- Issj-HU the cause of so-and-so's sue- bly that the employer should re cess," said the assistant editor -member his or her first days in the of a trade monthly. "Letters come business world, and give th3 young with that question oftener than w ith man or woman a fair chance to show any other. What was the reason for what he or she can do. To lose pa Blank's success in that line of his? tience with them to speak In an angry How was it that Smith pulled ahead? tone because of some unconscloua mls And my answer Is usually that it's be- take the result of inexperience, is not cause Blank is Blank and Smith is the act of a right thinking man or Smith. That is to say, the reason for woman. Many young persons who success Is you. That's the big, the main now hold responsible positions look reason. Other things contribute, but back with terror on their first "boss," they can't bring It. It is the kind of whose inconsideration and sarcasm made life a nightmare in the first few days of their business career. with cold water, and finisli the same as with any other shampoo, except the last rinsing water, which should be cold. A few drops of the best indigo. feel as well as if you had used the best pot ordinary Diumg, ia- to tinge tne waier. ims atis j as does bluing on white goods, leaving thB hair a nure white, and not in the ing a soft lather, after wetting the bair 2ld i '"V" i P ' W? T " ,J flnic-, tho ,m a toId in one of those impressive facile generalizations. But is it so? You soap and water. This is almost indis pensable when traveling. Pl HE belief that the drinking of jj i water makes fat is erroneous. hisJ If one eats juicy vegetables nd especially the hiss sweet fruits, such as apples and grapefruit, and abandons the use of sugar, there will be a natural reduction in the amoujjt of water taken, but one should drink all that is needed to quench thirst least tinged with yellow. think of Shakespeare. Certainly be was poor; possibly without the stimulus of need he would never have written a line. But who can prove that? Or, if you could, what is the use of the unique case of Shakespeare as a gen eral guide? Look at some other noets. Goethe came of the well-to-do middle class. H bUellev Won ho!r tn o nTMi4- EW girls walk gracefully nowa- erable estate. Take the men of action. Every one knows how quickly bu reau and dresser drawers become dis arranged and where young children are in the household It is next to im possible to keep such drawers in apple pie order. Therefore, why not clean out the dresser drawers the next rainy day? Take out all contents, remove the drawers and brush them thoroughly. Line the bottoms with clean newspa pers, as printers' ink is excellent for keeping down ants and other insects. Dainty crepe paper may be used to man you are, the method you feel im pelled to use, the use to which you put your energy and your brain that make you succeed, and all those are just you." This is a point of view that has possibilities. You don't need to sit around waiting for opportunitity to knock at the door if the real road to success is yourself. You can get right to work. It is entirely up to yoii. days in spite of the craze for Napoleon, indeed, is an example of the for a sweet, delicate' odor on lingerie physical culture. usx"- stimulus of poverty. But even he came or bed linen a tiny bit of good sachet generally nouceaoie wui or good family, and . could enter the WOMAN whose lips are con stantly cracked and sore should take an internal tonic, for un doubtedly her blood is too thin. External applications should be con stantly used, too, because they are curative and "soothing. These lip lo tions that are astringent are most ben eficial because they dry the tores and hasten the healing beneath tho surface. A well-known specialist recommends that when there is the slightest erup tion on the lips they should always be a forward droop of the head, sticking schools of his time and country. out the elbows, and scraping the feet. jn our own country Washington was The girl who walks with a forward a gentleman of wealth and breeding, stoop accentuates all these faults and Lincoln, on the other hand, was piti- lays nerseu uyt-ii w i.uuy poor. Turn to our big finanpiers. They seem to be about equally divided be- as wen. uecause, n diuuu ward, you compress the lungs and pre vent proper expansion of the chest. Consequently, the lungs v are insuffi ciently supplied with fresh air, and the body does not get enough oxygen for the requirements of health- powder should - be sprinkled In the drawer. All useless articles that have been accumulated should be discarded. How ever, bits of lace or ribbon should be washed, pressed and put in a box, or boxes, labelled to identify their con tents. Velvet that is wrinkled or Hf a- OME men and women are so blessed that if they close their eyes they can go to bleep at any moment. Others, how ever, find it difficult Taking a siesta is an old-fashioned custom, which might be revived with great benefit to a number of men and women who rise early in the morning, work hard dur ing the forenoon end by the time two o'clock has arrived feel exhausted. "Forty winks" would refresh them wonderfully. Office workers, unfor- Giving way to anger is taking a most unfair advantage of the person who ia compelled to listen. Heavn knows we all have failings. bu( why be taken unkir.dy and sarcasticafly to task for them? A good old man once give this advice to a young person who had a lofty idea of himself "Remember a gentleman should never let his temper get the better of him. When the angry, word rises to your lips, stop to counjA seven; if still inclined to give way to your anger, count twenty, and by that time you will have come to your senses will have won a victory over yous self and most likely over the person who provokes you." One story of the great war now rag ing in Europe relates that diring a petty quarrel a little French bride drove her young husband away from tunately, cannot take .the needed rest her with angry words. That very day at just this time, but after the day's he joined the army, and was killed in tween boys who were helped to their less should be well shaken, dampened present high stations by the fact of having fathers of wealth behind them and boys who made their own way in the world through sheer pluck added to brains. VEN the woman who does all her own housework can keep- her hands white and soft It is not necessary to buy high- If on tne wrong side and steamM "Steaming" is simply drawing the dampened wrong side over a hot flat iron. Heat the iron to pretty high temperautre, turn it on its side on the work is over and they have returned home, say at half-past five, a half hour's rest before dinner will dp them a world of good. To darken the rocm is the first aid to slumber in daytime. One woman who is preserving her his first engagement Can any one picture the anguish of that little bride when news was brought to hr of her husband's death? ' The memory of those la3t angry words she addressed to him will always remain with her. we are to deduce anything from back or cool part of the range or gas priced toilet articles for the hands if bathed with a weak solution of alum' one is careful in the washing and dry- water before any other application is made. VER since the days of Helen of Troy women with fair com plexions have been seeking information as to what will give hair that is naturally light a blond or more golden tint wit'iout dry ing the hair and scalp. Maty blond ing. After the hands have been in wa ter they should be thoroughly dried and then rubbed in powdered starch. If the hands are not too soiled they should be washed in ordinary break fast oatmeal instead of soap. Two ta blespoonfuls of the oatmeal are put into a muslin bag, which is ready for use after dipping the bag in water and squeezing. such examples, it seems to be that neither wealth nor poverty is the best school of greatness, but a modest stat us which, while sufficient to liberate young persons from the handicap of poor living, poor education, bad breed ing and so forth, leaves them to fight for their own hand. Such a conclusion omits the advantages of influence, friends who can "give a helping hand and the like, which most of our hap hazard instances enjoyed. Moreover, it is to be remembered that the num ber of children born to vast wealth is insignificant stove. Hold the velvet ribbon or niece of velvet firmly between both hands and draw it slowly (on the wrong side, of course) over the sharp edge of the hot flatiron. The pile of the goods will come back Into shape, showing new life and lustre.- Then when all pieces are thoroughly dry fold them, or, better "81111, roll them loosely and put away in a labelled box. When autumn days arrive all these odds and ends of velvet will come in very handy to trim or make the " Tween Seasons" hat all women and girls require. , youth and beauty by indulging in an and time or distance will never efffface afternoon siesta each day tie3 a dark them. v blue scarf lightly round her head and over her eyes. She flnd3 it an excel lent method of inducing sleep.. ATCH pockets appear not only on coat suits, but they have forced their way to dainty sewing aprons. A very attrac tive apron can be fashioned of dotted swiss, fine linen or fine lawn. Near the bottom at either side attach obicng pieces of the material to form pockets. Then fill in the space between these upright pockets with one long pocket Anger serves absolutely no purpose. A trivial matter thattIamounts to nothing- will cause lifelong friends to b come bitter enemies. Spite fonces law suits even the taiing of human life have resulted from giving way to an angry mood. ' The man or woman who makes no effort to overcome this habit shoud certainly follow he ad vice of the gentle old man quoted above. Smoothing over any little dif ficulty is accomplishing a sort of feat because "little difficulties' can in a flash become gigantic troubles, and gi- Bead the three pieces with Valencien nes. If you have the time, you mighf gantic troubles take a long tim very embroider Q daiuir. daisy pattern on ofUa a. ffctitue to rectify.