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Arkansas ladies' journal. (Little Rock, Ark.) 1884-1886, December 06, 1884, Image 9

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A New Orleans paper thus advises its
young people to speak well of each other,
’that the world in coming to the Exposition
may recieve good impressions of the people
o f that charming southern city.
“In the next place, let the girls speak
well of the men, and the men praise the
girls. Many of our most popular society
beauties have been known to complain that
the men here were not to be depended on;
that those whose attentions you’d a right
to expect, or had grown to expect, in ac
cordance with the laws of precedent and
analogy, never came near you, while your
card was filled up by men who had never
danced with you before. But if your mot
to were, “Praise, and blame not,” there is
a great deal in their practice to admire.
Might you not just as well say, “The men
here are so universally attentive! Instead
of devoting themselves to two or three
girls, they are kind to every one. Isn’t
that just too sweet for anything? When
you go to a party, instead of dancing with
the same men who danced with you last
time, your card is filled with quite a new
set. I think that freshness and variety are
so nice, dont you?”
There is much to be said in commenda
tion of our men. Their general tone
toward women is unexceptionable, and in
this respect they gain by comparison with
the “beaux” of other places; certainly with
the Western men, who are too flirtatious
and are given to doubtful and risque re
marks; certainly with Boston men, who
treat women u de haul en bets;” certainly
with New York men, who ignore women
as much as they possibly can.
In like manner, a man with an unjaun
diced eye can find no end of things to ap
prove of in a New Orleans girl. She is
often goodly to look upon. She is usually
well dressed, especially in the evening; she
has almost invariably a charming and un
obtrusive manner, she has always plenty to
s ay for herself, and without exception she
dances well. If our people dwell on these
facts in talking to visitors, they will give
strange girls some incentive to make, them
selves more agreeable, in the hope ofrival
lng our young charmers.
Other and graver suggestions might be
,n ade in regard to our social, political and
commercial institutions; but their defense
can safely be left to the discretion and good
®cnse of substantial men of the town.
‘cse hints have narrowed themselves
. °wn to society people. The gay season
Scorning, slowly it is true, and young men
° "omen assume vast and important di-
mensions as we prepare to do everything
for the pleasure of those Ephemera, whose
day is so short, it should certainly be
made countless.
To Whiten the Hands—One of the best
ways to make the hands soft and white, is
to wear at night large mittens of cloth fill
ed with wet bran or oatmeal and tied
closely at the wrist. Even ladies who have
a great deal of house-work to do, can keep
their hands soft and fine by wearing bran
mittens every night.
To soften hands hardened by house-work,
fill a wash-basin half full of line white sand
and soap-suds, as hot as can be borne.
Wash the hands in this five minutes at a
time, brushing and. rubbing them in the
sand. The is flint sand or the white
powdered quartz sold for filters. It may
be used repeatedly by pouring the water
away after each washing, and adding fresh
to keep it. from blowing about. Rinse in
warm lather of fine soap and after drying,
rub them in dry bran, or corn meal. Dust
them and finish with rubbing cold cream
well into the skin.
Paris sends over a novelty in the way of
a glove which is fastened all tire length of
the arm by means of tiny kid straps and
buckles. This.is, without doubt, a glove
that will prove a boon to ladies who, being
the possessors of shapely plump arms, have
long been vexed with the straight buttoned
gloves but little wider at the top than at
the wrist, causing the rounding portion of
the arm to be pinched and squeezed into a
space some inches too narrow for it, and
giving the wearer’s arm a confined and mi
comfortable appearance, with little, fever
ish-looking hillocks of flesh, between each
button up the glove’s entire length The
strap glove can be made to fit snugly and
trimly, while at the same time preserving
the graceful symetry of the arm.
A fashionable and beautiful rare fur is
the sea otter.
Birds for hat trimmings have gilded
beaks and claws.
Porphyry is a new shade of red between
brick and garnet.
Chenille timmings are in favor both for
bonnets and dresses.
The fur-lined circular remains in favor, i
but it is not a fashionable cloak.
Very beautiful are the white felt hats
brought, out for little children.
Persian lamb, Astrakhan, and gray k rim- j
mer are all popular cheap fuis.
Emeralds are again coming into fashion
and are much worn in England.
In lieu of sealskin jackets short mantles
of sealskin will be worn this season.
The reviled bustle, insensible to world
wide reprobation, goes on increasing like
the Nile.
Necklets of velvet, satin, metal and all
sorts of material are worn by women, young
girls and children.
AH fashionable wraps, long or short, are
held in at the waist line in the back by
straps of ribbon or elastic.
Roses are worn on the side of the cor
sage, rather than on the front, and are ar
ranged high on the shoulder.
Children’s garments retain the puffed
Moliere front, and a bunch of shirring in
the back is added this winter.
There is a revival of taste for the deli
cate esthetic colors, and the newest jerseys
are brought out in these shades.
Scarlet flannel will probably be fashion
able this season in Europe, if not here, as it
is said to be a preventative of cholera.
The fastenings of mantles and cloaks of
seal are carved antique heads in wood or
stained ivory, or fine passementerie.
A new woolen lace, colored or coin
cream and white, run with gold thread, is
one of the latest fancies c<m ing frum I’aris,
Very broad galoous . ; dimming cloth
dresses are shown in m I tinsel an i
mohair wove closely ii < i< id< >ign .
Ruby jet is used • il,.gland for O'-mi
ments and dress trimmings, such as buck
les and clasps. It has replaced Rhinestone
Powt Espnfynol, the new Spanish lace, is
made of white fcilk blohde, the scalloped
edges closely resembling the raised Escu
rial patterns.
A pretty trimming for evening costumes
is black net worked in white silk. The
pattern is traced on white linen, and is very
easily worked.
Capotes and Fanehons without strings
are worn, but, for all that, a stringless bon
net is not in good taste. If one objects to
strings she should wear a hat.
Fichus of velvet, silk, satin and lace—
“ Manons” they are called in Paris and
Londoq—are much in favor, being worn
with either low or high necked dresses.
It is common in India to find an abun
dant supply of water flowing below the
surface of an apparantly dry river-bed, a
fact taken advantage of by natives to sink
dims across the bed and to bring water in
this way to the surface.

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