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IF to do were as easy as to know
what were good to do" may be
cited in justification of failures
in orchid growing quite as apt
ly as in regard to any of the
fiascos to which Shakspere ap
plied the excuse. Nowadays every rich
woman who can afford a gardener and a
conservatory Bets herself up as a patron
ess of Bower-growing, quite in "-he Eng
lish manner, you know. .In order to foil
Impecunious imitators ihe rich woman
usually grows orchids, flowers which to
Hie ordinary person are as rare and ugly
as their technical polysyllabic designa
The taste for these plants, llk« that
for '"Hv.'s. mast be cultivated. They are
Interesting to the botanist who
- them because they are rare and
<.f striking peculiarity
th. Som< tropical orchids are worth
iall fortune, half a don n fine orchids
-■lain spedea being as definite i:nli
■■■lUuns of we;;ith as a diamond tiara IT
.1 collection of <<ld point lace.
Women of moderate means cannot < x
to have a collection of flowers to
■i\:il those In the conservatories of Mis.-;
Helen Gould or -Mrs. J. Pierponi Morgan
■r Mrs. Rockefeller. Dealers in plants
r to the fashionable taste have
I the genuine orchid lovers to be not
rich, but the people of moderate
neans who care for a flower beca
Its beauty. A handsome orchid of some
ilar variety may !>,• purchased at
■■rir. s ranging from $1 to $25.
Orchids are perennial, some of the
, lams springing- from the ground and
some clinging: by their roots to the
branches or trunks <ii trees. There is In
the United States only one species of tho
air plant orchid, or epiphyte. This is the
Epidendrum conopseum of South Caro
lina, which with its matter roots clings
to the iiark of the magnolia tree, its
flowers are greenish and purplish. Other
kinds of epiphytes are to be found in
S"!ith America and other parts of the
The majority of native orchids are ter
trials. They spring from the earth.
The Unit i States has a large collec
tion of these. The common lady slipper,
and the ■noccasin flower are familiar ex
If you cannot afford to indulge in the
vans of the professional dfaler, go f>ut
In the springtime and search marsh and
bog for those radiant and delicate blooms
- which are despised anil negl< cted by the
collectors only becau.se they are so plenti
Among the commonest of the American
wild orchid family may be mentioned the
ft ittyroot, sometimes known as Adam
Bin! Eve. Then there are several spe
rjffl of coral root, the Arethusa bulbosa,
a little plant met wit> in wet bogs and
PARIS, March 22.— The prudent sum
mer girl has already given thought
i" her parasol. The parasol is as
Important a featun of the sum
m< r campaign as Is the fan of the
winter one Relatively, their uses
tbout tin- same — mere auxiliaries
to the conquette'a battery of charms. No
Is s<> foolish as to believe that the
Bh< 11-like affairs of lace and chiffon are
of much usi in protecting 111«- face from
tan. and, for that matter, the accom
plished beauty never ventures where the
la capable of exercising any Influence
in the complexion.
The richest parasols arc marvels of
li as face and falrytike embroideries.
Hand-painted ones are no longer consid-
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ered the ouintessence of beauty, although
hand-painted designs are frequently com-
Llned with lace, frames of the rich and
costly galloons inclosing some delicate
water color sketch of Oowera or leaves.
Tinted silk foundations covered with
Bhirringa and puffs of moussellne and
chiffon are among the airiest of the para.
Eolmakera' creations. AppliQUes or hands
of niching laid in the semblance of flow-
irnament some of the smartest para
sols. White covers decorated with black
laces t r black ones almost covered with
point d'arabe or white silk braided pat
terns are considered especially chic. One
border encircling the
top or" the cover; the tendency seems to
be toward a trimming radiating from the
Some printed silks are shown in the
windows, but on thf-ise, too, the lace dec
orations arc the most prominent features.
The us' • i' deep lace flounces to fall over
the parasol is not popular. "With so great
-• n. demand for lace for costumes, women
are. unless very fortunate, not Inclined
to squander an effective flounce upon the
finishings of an umbrella. Every one
knows how frail are those affairs and how,
with the best of care, they accumulate
nts and spots, so that material used
upon the covers Is seldom worthy of a
second season** exploitation.
me very handsome canopies arc those
consisting of. bands of moire alternated
with groups of narrow silk plaits. Bands
of the new pompadour silk, of lace or of
embroidered net are sometimes substitut
ed for the moire.
In six.c parasols are sufficiently large to
afTord a festraWe shade. The filmier ones
»ar« lin^d with tinted silk to match the
<■ illume. Rose silk or rose chiffon is a
favored lining because the flush It casts
over the countenance serves to tone down
the ravages of time.
Simplicity should characterize the sum
mer garments ordered by the woman of
good taste. Frills and furbelows should
be avoided, and dainty, pretty fabrics se-
lee ted, such as a few bands of lace and a
skillfully adjusted line of plaits will em.
hellish. A soft summer beige doth
achieved a very great success in one of
the shops of the Rue de la Paix. It was
shown there as an <>arly season model.
Half a dozen copies have been made from
i', so a detailed description may be of
service to sumo amateur dressmaker on
the other side of the Atlantic. The skirt,
forty-two Inches long, was adorned with
tltched plaits nine inches
deep laid on each side of the front
breadth. The shaped flounce was twelve
Inches deep in from, but gradually
widened to at l«a«t twenty Inches in the
back. Four loose plaits alternated with
Vandykes of laoe to form the upper part
W\i\EU V *^ l^mlr'fflf' V I is"^ .^*^^^. /y<T *j _^^ " * ■"i V'-* J^\ *T" *•" "^ *^ tf?^ ifc^^. t^L' \Jf9^^ v* jr^ ti -
topped with rose pink flowers, and the
Calopogon polehellua, also found in bogs
and having pink or purple dowers. Other
wild orchids are the pogonia, the spir
anthes or lady tresses, of which there are
a number of species; the rattlesnake
plantain, the showy orchis; a score of
babernlas or rein orchis, and the eyprjp
edium, or lady slippers. If these wild
flowers are carefully lifted with a trowel,
leaving about the roots enough of the
earth to give the grower an idea of tho
conditions of the soil in which they
thrive, they may be transplanted without
fear if failure. A complete collection
of native orchids would be extremely in
Among the imported orchids the cattle
yas hold high rank. They are natives
of South and Central America. One of
the most beautiful of these is the Cat
(leva chysotoxa, which is imported front
Colombia. The blossom has yellow se
ptils and petals, while the lips is of a vel
vety maroon. It flowers in June and
of the flounce. Three triple stitched
plaits ran down each side of the bodice,
which was cut low and open in the front
(.1 show a vest of lace laid over a plaited
blouse of" white muslin. The sleeves to
the elbows were composed of cloth. A
cuff of lace flared back over the bend in
the arm, ihe lower part of the sleeve be
ing composed of accordion plaited muslin
finished oft' with a tight fitting piece of
I understand ttmt white will be prac
tically the correct costume for summer.
White dresses are made up in serges
trimmed with deep cream tinted lace, and
softer white stuffs are prettily em
broidered in colors or ins t with motifs in
lace. Chiffon galloons in black and white
or all lace galloons outline patterns upon
the bodices and skirts. White voile is one
of the favored stuffs for r;ftcrno-on frocks,
while tlbet cloth, melton, broadcloth and
cheviot, to the exclusion of other fabrics,
are used for the new tailored dresses.
Etamine, because of its uncrushable qual
ities, is increasing in popularity and is
made up into dresses for the smartest
Two materials are now combined in
making' one costume in a manner that
is both novel and fetching. The fab
rics are similar either in quality or In
color, and the combination is effected
under an application of trimming so that
the connecting line cannot be detected.
For instance, an old roso frock will ba
trimmed with a flounce of white and
rose colored brocade, the band of lace
trimming the head of -the flounce hiding
the meeting place.
A costume cf smooth faced white cloth
was one of the most charming types of
the combination gown. In iis case the
contrasting material was moss green bro
cade, forming a short coat, which was
handsomely trimmed with guipure. The
latter made the very Ceep collar, the cein
ture and the stiff, flaring cuffs above the
frills of accordion plaited chiffon that
shaded the arms. A very full draping
of plaited chiffon fashioned the blouse
and the soft, high collar. Choux and
scarf end* of chiffon adorned the front
of the coat at the termination of-J.he col
lar. The skirt was underlaid by a lin-
ing of moss green taffeta that shim
mered through the cut out designs adorn
ing the loper part of the skirt and deco
rating the portion just beneath the coat.
Bands of moss green baby ribbon bor
dered the skirt, and the sleeve flounce;?.
Handsome bags of suede and silver
are considered a necessary part of th ?
shopping toilet. If you cannot afford
sliver, buy a stiver and suede bag. If
that combination is beyond your means,
leather bags mounted on silver plate are
to be had. The wearer's Initial should
'oe chased upon the silver top. Inside the
bag a pocketbook and handkerchief are
stowed, and it is then suspended from
the side by short ornamental chain.
Pearls are growing in popularity. "Pearl
chains, pearl dog collars and pearl era
broideries are efftjiiver in combination
with any type o? costume. Pearl pins,
pearl rings and pearl caboehons are dis
played by the fashionable woman. The
reason of this sudden vogue is explained
by the demand fur them for the English
coronation, Queen Alexandra's well
known partiality for pearls being the
primary incentive to their purchase.
The edelweiss is the fashionable flower
in Paris. This Is one oi the results of
the beautiful czarina's visit, for the
French people have not yet forgotten that
the. wife of the autocrat of the Russia*
prefers the delicate white flower of free
dom to the most sumptuous greenhouse
The high stock finds a place on street
gowns. Mary of these collars are adorn
ed with turned over embroideries, with
ties worked to match the collar. Lace
.scarfs accompany lace turnovers and em
broidered ties go with embroidered col
lars. The base for the needlework con
sists of soft linon or silk.
The mobt recent hats from the smart
millinery shops have very heavily trim
med sheaves of wheat spreading over the
back or masses of laces and flowers trail
ing over the hair. The hats lcok a trifle
heavy and ungainly, but since they are
stylish, what matters It. An entire lace
hat trimmed with a collection of wheat
straw resembled the headdress of a har
vest maid. In spite of the most careful
adjustment of the bits of straw, a strand
would every now and then trail ticklishly
near the wearer's ear, where it was a
source of considerable annoyance.
The typicai suburban hat—the one to be
worn for di-midrcss or afternoon func
tions in the country—is wide-brimmed
and trimmed with flowers. Ribbons tied
under the hair In the back are jaunty
adjuncts, though scarcely judicious ex
cept in the cases of very young ladies.
—Catherine Talbot.
For the hunting gentleman or the dog
show lady there is a most attractive,
.silver handled knife, the handle in the
form of a dog stretched, at full length.
Gumnetal lorgnette chains are set at
intervals with brilliants, and are most at
Side chains for the purse, the small
mirror and many other things that wom
en delight to have dangling at their
waists have for a clasp one of those
Kgyptian winged beetles, and for the
chains there are lines of scarabs, and al
together they are most effective. In some
of the chains the beetles are in a dull
Egyptian red and in others in a dull
shade of blue.
* * *
Steamer trunks are replacing the dress
suit cases for jewel boxes. They come
in soleleather and in black, with brass
For men's scarfpins, cuff links and
rings there are also traveling cases, with
trays, s&me of these very smart looking,
flat on the top and tapering in at the
bottom, and with top and side nandles.
• * *
Handsome steins have covers of copper
w;ith a beautiful dull finish and inset with
• • •
Monograms in brass or nickel similar to
those which have been used On purses
are smart for leather writing cases.
One of the most common faults in
woman's walk is undue tension of stif
fening of the ankle muscles, producing
a straight up-and-down motion of the
feet, and the consequent "bobby," cramp
ed walk—the stiff-ankle gait.
An exercise for strengthening the an
kle joints is somewhat similar to the
last described movement, except that it
is taken in a reclining position, which
is easier work, as the body does not
have to be supported.
Lie- flat on the back, with the right
l<\g resting on the left knee. Extend al
ternately the right and the left fcot,
pointing the toe downward as far as
possible. Be careful to do each the same
number of times, that the muscles of
both feet may be strengthened equally.
Circle, the toe from right to left and
from lett to right. Tf inclined to toe in.
then circle only outward. These move
ments may be energized, that is, all the
force that cm be commanded must be
put into them, tf the best results are
desired. The instep is also strengthened
by the exercise.
A word to the wise woman who r-fts a
superabundance of flesh upon her limbs —
these movements will go a long way to-
ward reducing avoirdupois and make
symmetrical, tapering- limbs.
Having learend how to toe the mark,
to stand properly, to strengthen weak an
kles and tone up flabby calves, Diana. ad
vances a step higher, and learns to walk.
• •The first position— foot behind the
other and all the weight on the front
and right foot; then the other foot is
raised •so - that the toe>tetotie reaches the
ground. This is not done:.with the mus
cles of the foot, but twith those! of the
thigh. fl
". With the second movement the _ foot
is brought forward '■hanging perfectly
limp. In the third movement,, the^knee
is straightened" and the foot falls .nto
place. The foot must not|be set down,
it must fall by the action of the knees
in straightening.;. Thus, by slow degrees,
is the novice initiated in the mysteiies
of walking. „*& '•■ 4s*.
■-.-> Lady 1:; ii a Art-ssi- -. .
The very latest, soeiytj* sensation Is
that two of the best known women in
the London swell set jgoing to open
a laundry. On one hafhd it la announced
that Mrs. Hfwa William^, one of the
brightest and most popular women in so
ciety, was going to start xi.. The/i an
other day it was Lady E3s<P?X. U is like,
ly the two will go into partnership. it
will likely be found also that the notion
originated with Mrs. Williams, who is
an extraordinary woman for n< W i-ie-is.
while Lady Kssi x is just <v activ • wom
an, full of energy and deughtinj; in r.sso
ciating her^tlf With novv'titP.
Cream of Celery Soup—Boil one sraaK
cupful of rice in three pints of milk
until soft enough to pass through a sieve.
Crate the white part of two large heads
of celery, and add to the rice-milk after
straining; seas n with salt, pepper and
plenty of butter, and boil until the celery
is tender.
Cream of Corn Soup each quart of
corn,: cut from the cob or canned, add
three pints of water. Boil until soft, then
add two tablespoonfula of Nutter that
have been well mixed with one table
spoonful of oflur. ' Boil fifteen minutes,
and, just before serving stir In one cupful
of whipped cream.
Green Pea Soup—Boil three pints of
shell(»l peas in three quarts of water un
til very soft; pass through a sine, add
ingl a little watt*- during this process to
free the pul!p from the skins; return the
•pulp to the water in which it was boiled,
add a head of tender lettuce chopped
fine and one-half pint of young peas; boil
half an hour, season with salt and pep
per and thicken with butter and flour.
Serve with squares of toasted bread.
Vegetable Soup— Cut up a carrot, a tur
nip, a parsnip, an onion and a n;ot of cel
ery. Fry in one ounce of butter until of
a delicate brown, then turn into a soup
kettle: pour over the mixture two quarts
of cold water, one-half cupful of rice, a
spii^ ni parsley and one teaspoontful of
salt. Boil gently for one hour, uien add
a potato cut into very thin slices: boil
fifteen minutes longer, season with salt
and pepper, stir in a generous lump of
butter and serve.
A dark blue linen frock la made with
wiili' side plaits running lengthwise in the
waist. This is opened in the back, the
plaita turning out from the center of th••
front of the waist, forming a broad box
plait. White lace Is set on the upper
part of the waist with dots of black vel
vet here and there, and to match this
there is a belt and stock of black and
wnite silk. These are both tucked, and
the upper half of each, both stock and
belt is of wiiite silk, and the lower ha'.f
of black. There is a plain skirt with a
flounce to the gown, the flounce set with
wide pl*it3 to match those of the waist,
but running around the flounce. The
waist to fhis gown blouses a little both
back and front.
A stylish, heavy blue linen gown is
trimmed with wide bands of a heavy
white lace set In to give a bolero effect.
The center strip 3 run the full length
of the waist back and front. On the
shoulders there ar» groups of tucks sep
arated by lines of fagoting. The skirt
is fitted over the hips with fine tucks,
about midway of the length of the .skirt
tftere nre several lines of fagoting run
ning around the skirt, and from there
down ie is tucked solidly with fine tucks.
A pale blue gown, which has a knot of
pale blue stlk on the bust at the left
side, one end earned down to the waist
and around for a belt, has a little black
dotted ribbon knotted in with it, a line
of it carried down to and also around
the waist. This is the only bJt of black
on the gown, ami gives a pretty deepen
ing effect which is excellent.
Those clothes "hamper hats which they
call imported basket straws are not in
expensive if they do look as if one might
cut '■ up an old • clothes basket to make
them. One with a wide brim costs J9.W.
The cattleyas require plenty of light,
moisture and ventilation. Popular cat
ti-'.vas fur collections are the gigas, UM
Hanisoniae, the labiata, the percrvialia
na, and the trianae. These are sold
for from $1.5") to $5 each.
The cypripedium (from two I>atin
words signifying the foot of Venus) Is
probably the most popular species of
all the orchids. The flower resembles
a foot or slipper. Cypripediums flourish
at a temperature of from 55 to 65, and
must be shaded from the direct rays of
the sun, although they require good light
and ventilation. The bulbs should be
planted in pots filled with fibrous peat
and with muss of a peculiar kind known
as sphasnum.
The odtjrntoglossom, another popular
orchid, i^ peculiar to Central Am
and Mexico. The plants have thick,
flesh} leaves, and the sepal- .it-.; spread
ing, and at about the same size ai
petals. Odontoglossoms are air plants,
like nearly all Imported orchids. L
4cndrobium. enideiulr'im, lycaste, mil
tnuia, oncldium. vanda ami sygopeta,
lum are names of popular species of im
ported orchids, each of which includes
many widely differing vai.
The culture of orchids Is an occupation
particularly suitable for women. The
plants require the discriminating atten
tion and patience which a woman is mor<?
likely to b.. stow than a man Th
mand for the tiowers Is Increasing, both
among fanciers and the public i i whom
their novelty particularly appeals, or
chids are fashionable as ball or dinner
dt coiations and as bridal flow
A famous grower says that orchids
are not difficult to raise if common sense
is followed In caring for them. Grown
from bulbs, all varieties need plenty of
fresh air. In a greenhouse the ventilators
must be kept constantly open in warm
weather. While they require a great deal
of light the plants must not be exposed
to direct sun rays, a shaded glass or a
paper canopy being always adjusted over
them. The bulbs must be kept a foot and
a half to "four feet away from the glass
of the window or hothouse. When wa
tered, plants should be thoroughly mois
tened, but they should be allowed to dry
before watering again. After the plant
has reached Its full growth less water
should be administered, but a good deal
must be supplied when the buds begin to
Once the flowering season is over, the
plant is -repotted if necessary, if th
vessel in which it is growing is large
enough, only a layer of moss need be
added. Tn,e.roots must never be disturb
ed. It is Letter to break the receptacle
than run the risk of spoiling' the plant. A
mixture of fibrous peat, sphagnum moss,
charcoal arfd potsherd makes the best
potting material. —Eleanor Hewitt.
A white chip hat trimmed with a cord of
this basket straw, also in white around
tne edge of the rim. is very attractive
So is a basket straw of a deep coffee
eoior. Weh has a cor.l of the material
in black around the edge.
Grass linen flower.--., with edges of lace
to match the linen, ha\ ■ for cent< •
mi aw buttons.
Straw buttons car I* Found separate
and are smart and inexpensive for
pie hats.
Ail Bofla of rabochon buttons are to be
found in dull j- \.
|-"ret»> SioclvN lor Sum ini-r.
A woman shows her personality Ii
neck dressing that is, If she has tim,>
ajad moaey to carry out tiei taste In this
re ( lecT.
it i« surprising how nsany hours and
the lot of cash that may be Invested In
lutings for the neck.
The latest .sio ks for shirtwaists are
stunniEg in their simplicity. Tnis la maue
possible by their elegance of mat.-rial
mvi bwager adjustment.
i >!•.'■ of the very latest modes in i
has a pointed front giving much tne
of the bodice at the waist. This type
i.s made without a ti.-. finished -it 'he
lower f.i^e and may h" worn with a
scarf that knots below th>- point and Is
si cured in place by a brooch or i
Butterfly hows may be ta«-lo .1 on the
pointed stock, in front, or on the left
or right side.
. Smart little jabots may be attached
done in a fanciful ti«ht knot just be
low the point .
Indeed, you can show your skill in an
applique ot lace or embroidery, on this
kind of collar— the mure original and
pronounced you bedeck it, the more you
will add to your personal style.
I'olislii an I-'urn it urf.
To make 'a good furniture polish mix
together two ounces of bolted linseed
oil, three ounces of turpentine, one ounce
of vinegar and a Quarter of a pint
of methylated spirits. Hub it.'.- mix
ture well.into the wood and polish with
soft dusters, finishing off with a piece
of soft flannel or an old silk handker
Loula \\l- t'ontumes.
The most stylish gown of the present
season is the Louie XVI. costume. <><>■■.
sees these styles at all the grand bouses
In evening drfss<?s, mantles, eapeciaily
the latter, and even in the tailor-madi
walking co<?turne, if one may stfll Call it
;i tailormade. All the models are ha;;.:,
even for walking-, bin for the fuUre ef
forts will be made to Introduce quite a
short skirt, for the .street only.
"Heavy Rnibroidrrlm.
Embroidery to be chic should be rather
heavy and in dull shades of wool or silk.
In some-eases'the leaves of the flowers?
are padded to give thCm the necessary
raised effect. Sometimes, also, (Old an i Sli
ver threads are introduced in the pattern
to give the embroidery greater weight.
The materials thus embroidered are either
the dress itself or canvas of the Earns
Mnilii In Mioe*.
Patent leather i 3 the wear of the smart
v.oman. and boots are completely out
lined with it. the edges brogued most at
tractively. Shoes are entirley of patent
leather, with cut steel buckles, and black
velvet is popular for Indoor wear. The
house, shoe of velvet has one or two
straps, and the velvet boudoir or bedroom
slipper is trimmed with dark, gloaay fur
iißd has flat hccU. . ,
! that Is wholesome and ■■■.
is a boon. B( ef, i:' >■
of the moat desirable me.us. H
some recipes tor preparing it in dlfl
Baki.". Bullock's l?
the heart, i tour pie es. S
these with lvpi't-r ana .--.-ilt. cl
thyme and baj
in slices, t w
parsnips, also rut In slices. !
in an earthen jar with i
put on the litl and bake I .
i wt> to tht\ •■ hours.
R igout •>!" Beef. Mi I thor
oughly halt' an ■> to it
in-, stir till brov
smooth. Pi ■ r ;:i - .
of .st'H'k_ the same quantity of ;>■>!'■ '■
drained' Spanish onions. Stir till th ■
thickens; Luen add i
of cold r.'.ist beej cul Into nice neat -
Cook slowly till i
through. Remove the slices careful! I
arrange on a dish so that one slice
laps tli" other. Pour the Bauce over ill.
garnish with i
tii,- *■.. nt,-r of the dish with b i
and serve verj hot.
Fillet ol Beef—Procure two pounds .>f
fillet of beef and cut Into neat n unil
Blices hair an Inch thick. Sprinkle with
er and salt; also cut the fat ■
beef into nice pus. ■ s. \ Eeat two •■
of butter in ;i frying [>:ui and fi
tilbts for five
iitusli over each with «la/..'. PI
border of mashed potatoes, on a dish, lay
Hi.* till, is on it with alternat
bak< d tomato and the trie I
have a piece of maitre d'hotel butter on
each fillet. Fill the center with
cooked %■>•-;• t tblea and pour round a Lit
tle good beef gravy.
If ruls<-s.
It" the skin is noi broken lay a
of brown p )•• r soaked m i i
logne or brandy on the brules. I
ii\«' or t<-n minutes, then rub in a
unsalted liVd or butter,
I'd In this way discolor the
little. If the skin is broken, omil tii.v
iuan.ly paper and apply th
only, spreading ii on a piece of lint an«l
ln\ ing it o\ er the | I id of rub
i blng in.
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The graceful gown illustrated is com*
posed of soft dove gray casl»mt.-r>\ with
vest and skirt panel of tucked muslin
and lace, to which the lattice threading
of soft gray silk, finished with silver
tajfs and ?tuds, gives a very effective
(inisb. The wide cellar in of guipure
with embroidered muslin medallion-*.
Dlslnfectlßßj llrnin Pi;i«"«.
Tlot water in which soda has been
dissolved should be poured down the
kitchen sink every day and some disin
fectant every few days Bj
to little things of this kiml the d
of illness is minimized. Lavatory pipes
should also be Hushed with disinfectant
every week or fortnight. The cheapest
disinfectant is carbolic acid, which can
be procured from any chemist.
LOOW fin riu«*n t+ .
Let the aver a woman be careful tnat
In tho search for fashion she apejigoc
acquire a ludicrous appearance at me
I back. With what wonderful adaptability
<li>i-^ the tailor of toduy manage to con
struct his hard clothS and unyielding
i tweeds into kM) and graceful - Boenu»!
He treats tha bolero with great success,
i Do not hnr.gine that because a tJUJns ta
j loose it is cany to make, for more de-
I rends upon the. cut thau on the actual
I fitting?. _____
( omjilli niril Milliiifi > .
Th<* latest millinery appears undeniably
fn,«c!rititlng and attractive, but equally
complicated, for nil the smartest modeTa
are cither of tho softest, moat pliable felt
or oJ oraped cloth, panne or one <>; tho
many soft, rich and tfoatly fabric.-; spe
cially woven for tho purpose, all of which
require to be manipulated try a veritable*
artist in millinery If the proper effect Ur
to be produced uul the bat Is tj be i
pronounced success.

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