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i ...mi...........• .~...... ...- --- f= nxn [R °n,heRMa Home WJJ Ji IL7 to Tomorrow ^- ^-^BY MARGERY I>OOX-= .= White Spots on the Nails. Dear Miss Doon: Kindly tell me if there Is any meaning attaehed to white spots on the finger nails, and what the meaning is. MAY. The white spots are slight bruises, caused by pushing back the cuticle with a rough Instrument. Before push ing back the cuticle soak the fingers thoroughly. Then use an orange stick or a piece of cloth, remembering to push the skin very gently. If care is used you will not be troubled by the white spots. Fair and Square. Dear Mias Doon: 1 ;im 13»>. nnd have been keeping company with a girl for some. time. I live sixty mile* from here, and in the summer and fall ran s<*r her every other week. Tn the winter 1 will be able to see her only once a month. I love her dearly, nnd know she loves me. Now, I am learning a trade, and cannot marry for a year and a half. Would you advise me to ask her to wait for me, or just say nothing to her until I have learned my trade. PERPbBXED. Under the circumstance4*, I see no reason why you should not speak to her now* Tell her just how matters stand. You can do this without binding her to a positive engagement. It would not be fair to ask her to give up others in the meantime if she is only to see you once a month. If she loves you she will wait. * _ To Help the Eyebrows. Dear Margery Doon: My eyebrows are very_ dry. and have dandruff like that on 'people's heads. Pleaae tell me how to drive it awnv. and oblige. ANXIOUS. ' Rubbing tlie brows each night with a drop or two of crude petrpleum will be found effective. What Shall She Do? Dear Miss Doon: T went with a young mart for six months. Then He stayed awny for seven months. Now he wants me to go with him again. I lovo him very much nnd want him to come back, but I do not know’ how long he will stay. Please tell me how to win his love. Am I doing right to take him back? CONSTANT READER. You are silly to think of accepting his attentions again if you cannot trust him. There is no way that you can make him love you If he does not. If I were you I would decide to give him up, and try very hard to forget him. I To ihe Surf Bathers | $1++++++++^,++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++^ PEOPLE arc drowned every year for no other reason than because they stupidly ignore their own common sense and the experience of others. Surf batlfing is exhilarating if not prolonged, buf it is not exhilarat ing or oven beneftcial to all people. To some it is even harmful. If sure that you are healthful and sound there is no reason why you should not go into the surf, provided you follow a few plain rules. First of all, says a writer in Collier's Weekly, never venture into the surf without knowing, something of the conditions of that particular beach. Every beach has its peculiarities, and beach peculiarities are apt to bear fatal conse quences. Also the condition of the surf varies: it may be safe one day and not safe the day following, on the same section of the beach. All of which means that you should know your beach, not only by the season, but by the day. This is true of all beaches, wherever they may be, and of all kinds of bathers If jou do not swim, it is'imperative that you have this information. If you do sw im, you will be wise also to get it, for when the surf is in its tantrums, hojv ever innocent its surface appearance, not even an expert can afford to he care less of its warnings. 1 stood in the surf at Fire Island when a strong-swim ming, athletic young friend of mine disappeared from our very midst without any of us knowing, or, Indeed, missing him, until we had gone ashore, fifteen minutes later. It Is only a fool that-ignores the simple precaution which everyone should take. It you have any organic trouble, you should not go into the surf without a physician's permission; if your heart is weak, you can save the physician’s fee—and keep out of the water. It you know nothing of your physical con dition be examined by a physician before you go surf bathing Don't go Into the surf until a good full hour after your meal—two hours would be much better. Wet your head always as soon as you enter the water. If you cannot swim and the surf is strong, or the beach runs quickly into deep water, keep close to the life-line. You may think it undignified, but it is better to suffer a little in pride than to be carried out beyond your depth—besides, suf fering pride may serve as an incentive to learn to swim. t'nless you experience an exhilaration from bathing in the surf, keep out of it; and come out of it before you begin to reel cold. Fifteen or twenty minutes nf surf is enough for anybody. There is nothing to which that old saw. "enough Is as good as a feast," applies so forcibly as to surf bathing. Keep yfiur wits about you. If you can't keep them, stay away from the beach. ^++++++++++++++++++++4-h++++++++++++++++il--1,+++++++++*+i, | Coffee Making, Fine Art | 7++++++++++-n-f+++++++++++++^~f+++++^++++++++++++++++* THJ5KK is no reason why we In America should not enjoy the sanv aromatic and fragrant coffee which we admire and praise so much In Vienna and Pads. AVe pride ourselves on our tea-making—and we make it really well—bui why is it that in most homes, while we have delicious tea, we are served with cofTee which comes far short of the conntinental mark ami which we drink more as a matter of custom and duty than of pleasure? A few simple rules must be studied and adopted, and after that the proper method of making coffee is simplicity Itself. Any trouble the housewife may take over her coffee arrangements is amply rewarded by the institution in her home of a really delightful beverage, and having the compliment paid ever and anon by a guest. "Well, I never taste coffee like this, out of France!” The best coffee beans must always be bought, and not more than a pound or two at a time, it is advisable to procure a coffee mill and grind one’s own beans. The beans should be stored in an air-tight tin and put In a dry place. The amount of ground coffee to each person varies very much, according to the softness or hardness of the water, Chicago w-ater requiring double the amount 6t cpffee compared with a town where the water is soft. When the required quantity has been ground, place It in the oven for fifteen minutes to heat It thoroughly, then put Into a hot coffee pot (a common brown china one for preference) and pour on the boiling water. Let the pot stand by the side of the Are for ten minutes, then pour out a cupful, empty back into the pot, and do this four times. Allow the cofTee to stand another fifteen minutes, and it is ready for the table. The pouring backward and forward causes the grounds to settle at the bottom of the pot, and the liquid becomes absolutely clear. Have the milk boil ing, and send both to the table together. ♦ SKIRTS AND BLOUSES. * Fewer separate skirts and blouse* are seen this year than for a decade. A „ banl blow )las heP" struck at the sep ' arate blouse and If the vogue of thq : entire gown should extend beyond its \ present limitations the old favorite \ klrt and lingerie blouses would be gone hut for the woman who is quite out of the ranks of fashionable dressers , and actual girls who frankly go in for \ comfort and not for looks. Still, when one looks over the assort ment o( blouses brought in continually / by coders and the multitudes that f mu||f «c sold, one feels somewhat op yijmistlc about their continued use. If fashion makers can put them out of k commission they are going to do it. But they have been trying now these many years and have had no general success and the separate blouse fs still seen in the kind. The separate, blouse and skirt cos tume of the day is an Independent af fair quite out of fashion’s pale and so likely to go Its separate way unmo lested for some time to come. 1 ___ ayprite OH Poems of Famous PoetT^lj '‘The Slave in the Dismal Swamp.” i Born 1807. j bv hbnrv^dsworth l^nOfbllow f In dark fens of the Dismal Swamp” The hunted negro lay; He aaw the Are of the midnight camp. -And heard at times a horse's tramp And a bloodhound's distant bay. Where will-o’-the-wisps and glowworms shine, In bulrush and in brake; Where waving mosses shroud the pine. And the cedar grows, and poisonous vine Is spotted like the snake; Where hardly a human foot could pass. Or a human heart would dare. On the quaking turf of the green morass He crouched in the rank and tangled grass, Like a wild beast in his lair. * A poor old slave, inflfrn and'lame; Great sears deformed his face. On his forehead he bore the brand of shame. And the rags that hid his mangled frame Were the livery of disgrace. All things above were bright and fair, All things were glad and free; Lithe squirrels darted here and there. And wild birds filled the echoing air With songs of liberty! On him alone was the doom of pain. From the morning of his birth; On him alone the curse of Cain Fell, like a flail on the garnered grain, And struck hitw-eo-ttw earth.' _ MRS. P. C. KIICULLEN, GUEST AT SURPRISE PARTY ON BIRTHDAY Mrs. P. C. KILCULLEX, of 21 Centre street, was given a great sur prise when she returned to her home last night and found there as sembled many of, her friends, who had come to aid in the celebra tion of her birthday. The affair had been quietly arranged by her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Hamilton, of New York, and many friends had been invited. An enjoyable evening was spent, a.nd inusie and games wEre on the program. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Kilcullen. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hamilton, of New York: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MeAndrew. Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Loftis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lawler. Mr. and Mrs. William Tims, Mrs. Catherine MeAndrew s. Miss Jennie Me Andrews, Miss Ejtta Loftis. the Rev. Father O'Boyle. Messrs. Hugh O'Boyle and James O'Boyle, of Oliphant, Pa : Thomas Cahill. John Gibson, Messrs. Frank and Joseph McAndrews. Morris Hussey, James Wogans, of Paterson, and Frank Sweeney, of Scranton. Outdoor Luncheons the Proper Thing for Summer Engagements Dainty Decorations and Cool Breezes Add to Such Functions. WHEN a girl announces her en gagement in summer the friend who aspires to entertain her has an easy time of it. provided she does not lfte in a porchless. yardless city flat. Arrange for an outdoor affair. This is comparatively easy if there i^ a side porch, a summer house of fair size or even with a small shaded strip of lawn. If one can rent a large tent, the sides can be furled and tlie table set around the central pole. This lends ilself to decoration admirably. Twine the pole with vines, stick it full of flowers from tlie field or garden, and festoon vines and flowers along the ropes of the tent both inside and out. Mass larkspur, gladioli or other tall stemmed flowers around the bottom of the pole and fill In with shorter stemmed ones to make a showy centre piece. A cloth rather than a bare table should be used if the luncheon Is given in n tent, as the table will probably have to be improvised from boards and woden horses. On a porch the ordi nary dining table, uncovered, Can lie used, with lace doilies and centrepieces. A charming decoration would he masses of red roses arranged in a huge flat, heart in centre of table, with trail ing vines running from It to each plate, ending in a smaller heart, in the centro of which is tucked a narrow place card with tiny kodak heads of the bride-to be and her fiance framed in a line of gilt paint In one corner. The hostess who is clever at rhymes or at selection could have i^n the hack of these cards prophecies or "fortunes." Where all the guests are good friends and it does not matter where each one sits, the name can be omitted front these cards and they can be selected at random, ali save that of the guest of honor. This does away with any personal element in the prophecies. Here are a few suggestions for the for tunes: If in 190‘.t you don't grab a mate. -^-, I A LITTLE GIRL'S GOWN. t j ^WW'LW'W“H"H4HtiH"H,T Of course she feels better In rompers or plain little gingham costumes, but occasional!}' every small r' ' 'Ikes to realise that she is very much dressed up for some pretty affair. The gown sketched above was made for just such an occasion. It is of soft white inous seline de soie, over a China silk slip. The skirt falls In full folds, and over the short waist is draped a fichu of the material. Bands and medallions of fine lare form the simple trimming. The sash is of yellow silk. , The hat is a soft lace-stra—. pale yel low. trimmed with folds of the ma terial of the gown. ♦ ♦-» ♦ 44 4444 | VEGETABLE S0l!P. j 44444 Three quarts of stock, quarter of a head of cabbage, half a turnip, one Carrot, two onions, three potatoes; chop all the vegetables together, add to the stork and boil one hour; season to taste and serve. _... Patent Leather Belts for Women in Vogue Again with One-piece Frocks Biack. Goes with Dress of Any Color, Even Gray and the “Smokes.” THERE i* n popular return of the patent leather belt. It has not. been worn for several summers except b> thoae who wear thlng« that suit th*ni whether or not they are in first fashion. The leather belt; i« having it« best showing on the one-piece frocks of' linen. The first frocks brought out : were very expensive and had the patent leather bells attached These ran through slides of the linen, an inch above the normal waist line, and fas- 1 tened in front with a buckle of the leather. The kind of leather used was very soft. It was supple enough to cling to ihe figure like ribbon and it gave quite an air of distinction to the linen frock. The reason that the patent leather j belt fell into disuse was because they i were made of such stijf leather that lhey did not make a graceful waist line. • They would ride up from the skirt belt nnd mar the appecrance of the- back. The Comfort of a one-piece frock is that there is no connecting line be tween waist and skirt to show when a belt rides up, but even with this condl I The tidy housekeeper finds the many lids of pots, pans and kettles needed in the kitchen a protJTem to arrange with any degree of order and neatness. They cannot he hung up. many of them, owing to the shape, will not lie (n a pile, and they are woefully un handy in the dresser drawers. A blight woman to whom the lids were as the hosts of the evening has now solved the question in a- way both easy and Inexpensive. She got a length of strong wire, stretched It across the pots and pans 1 shelf by means of a couple of nails, and on this the lids accompanying all the cooking utensils are neatly arranged The wire supports them perfectly, and the even row of shiny tin thing' is by no means unornamental In addition to Its handiness. Fun and Originality Have Un usual Opportunity for Display. r - A sorry old maid will be your fate. * You've been so "cboicqf*’ about your beaux That “the crookedest stick'' e’er known to grow Will catch in your matrimonial hie And he'll wed not for love, but your roll of “dough.” You think you're wedded to your art. “Silly,’’ you say. “to own a heart!" Beware! fair maid, of Cupid's dart, He'll force you soon from both to part You say you'll "wed for money; there's no man worth a lock Who does not own an auto and a good fat pocketbook." Alas, that rascal Cupid has chosen as your share A lover true, with heart for you, but not a cent to spare. For the bride-to-be: Here's to your health, here's to your wealth. Here's to your luck for ay. Here’* to a husband who'll think you a queen When you're old. as he does today For favors buy small glass baskets and fill them with Scotch kisses Tic ou the handle of each basket a fluffy bcw of white ribbon. A suitable summer menu would lie Little Neck clams, jellied chicken gum bo, spring chicken, potato croquettes, peas tiny soda biscuits and cherry salad, vanilla ice cream served in halves of Jenny Lind melons, with Maraschino poured over. Serve iced tea with the chicken course, and claret Clip If you use wine, if not a fruit punch trade with charged water. Kn the soft b**lt is much prettier. One should remember to put the slide* jf material over th*- belt. They keep be leather on a straight line and add o the neatness of the flgmre This black belt j* added to a frock of any color. It even goe«? with gray arid he smoke coiers. It is the touch of •lack that us^d to b*> given hv a piping r a tuiJe bow or a hat. 7t is quite true hat the hat ail in bla« k jo new added :o the black belt no matter what the ?olor of the frock. This makes, a color ornbination full of character. Take a one-pf*»ce frock of cornflower blue linen, the round, coarse weave hat looks like hopsacking This frock was entirely plain. There was a panel lown the middle back and front, fa * side pleats from the shoulder seams hat ran to the ben and were «ti ched m the edges long, tight sleeves, but tons of dull blue wood, a chim1p»tte of tucked silk mull and a flat collar of the material. Against this surface of exquisite blue there was a shining patent leather belt, and a wide sailor hat of black horse la lr, trimmed with five-inch velvet rib Summer Girl Who Looks Chic Strives for Fetchiag Effect. bon. Patent leather pumps and black silk storking* m«dr- up U*e coctum# With the fashion fry long waj»% it is n*:»va the *hj'njr to wear ribbon hop ing to match the . hirtwaist, jnetoad • f the *k*rt. White belting i* worn with all «hir'- fl naiMs.that nave a white foundatbva^f® ftnd th***e are universal. T* f^-Uffll fhtj * pr- tty fashion to wear a belt of 9 brii- 1 Haul color with a whit* shirtwaist ar.<I t duck skirt, and th** '•tucking5' mirt match. Tf h hat i< worn it i« one of The whit® oh Ip or Panama sailor* rolled up at fbajf *icle and 1 rimmed with a how of aro-e^ls thypf ribbon The modern girl ha* such a hat wltit V four or *ix set* of trimming, ea^b >u ; con*i*ting cf a wide band of ribbon^tg velvet or silk and a huge flat botWi|B Hooka and eye* are put on the »n4* or* | glove amp*, and the hat is trimmed, jf in a moment. s. f l Telephone Etiquette I £ BY ROSANNA SCHUYLER. t | p^.+++^^ + f+i++++++4-++++++++-: + ++i + i-++++++++++++++++-M-li BOOKS of etiquette should be expanded to contain a chapter on th» court.— sles of using a telephone. To begin with, the instrument is not t" he used as a means of paying a social visit to a man in his office without [he bother of going Ihere in person. There is no possible objection to ra'ling a Mend downtown during the day wh»n there is a question to be asked or a bit of information that should be conveyed. But the woman at the other end of the line must bear in mind that a man in hie office is having endless demands upon his time and that h» must meet them. Also, that business l« absorbing;;, at the moment, and. however much pleased he may be at being reinemberet!, , hie mind is not then in a social trend. So to respond to a continued conver sation about the uptown side of life he must switch his mental equilibrium, avul .> the less he is obliged to do this when pressed for time the more popular his® acquaintances will be with him. When occasion arises that a man is to be tetejigB phoned to. the message should be as brief as is consistent with perfect courtesy, without brusqueness, and then the woman should end the talk. To use the instrument of another person as though it were ones own is a mistake frequently made through thuughtiesseness. It is not good form to make a practise of asking permission to do so when paying a call Seme women have the habit of asking to use the phone quite as they would were the house a public station, says the writer in the Washington Times, and this is an a huge of good nature. The idea that an offer to pay regular toll rates for the metssvga makes it right is a mistake It is sometimes a great inconvenience to a host. s« to allow an outsider to use the phone. For instance, it may not be situated fa a place where she cares to take a stranger, and it is not well to use os»'s heaters 3 as a "convenience." In cities -where public 'phones are in every block there is 4 rarely Justification for using the 'phone of s friend unl»e* one is visiting in the, ; same house. But if it is employed it should be regarded as a courts sj and 1 nothing said about paying for the message, except where it is without tie regular radius and is known to be an extra charge. Then the person who has talked should offer to pay and the hostess should accept the tariff’ If one must bold lengthy conversation^ over the wire, by all means let hem fc be in the afternoon or evening, when they wit) not interfere w ith business. To tell personal affair* over the te'epheme is unwise Though the person c felling may not see anyone else, everything she says is audible to at least er e other besides the one whom she i* addressing, and sometime? more than 'Cen tral" hears. ++,H,+++')"H,++H++++,i+H"H"H' I ! NEWS FOR SHOPPERS! y + f“H+t++t+4,++'f++t+4H4++t++ Read.v-to-wegr hats In lightweight straw, trimmed with wings and ribbons, have been marked down In price at L. S. Plaut * Co.'s. A pretty elastic belt with a strong buckle may be purchased in almost ny color for a small sum at L. Bamberger & Co.'s. Weathered oak magazine racks and tables, excellent for the living-room in the summer home, are shown at Hahne & Co.'s. _ 9 Japanese pillow tops, very quaint and bright, are .among the inexpensive nov elties at the W. V. Snyder Company’s. * A dainty little kimono, seen recently at the David Straus store, was of pale blue cotton crepe, with a border of flowered satine in shales of pink Chambray dresses for Utile girls are offere<f at Lissner's at a special price. They are trimmed with wash braid and buttons and are daintily made At the Goerke Company’s there is a 1 very special sale of wide flouncing enr j broideries in a variety of desirable pat terns. +-i+++++++++-t-+d--i++++-;-+.f--i-K-.j. I AUNT MATTY’S MENU i 4* fi FRIDAY—BREAKFAST. j&j Ornnres Farina with cream Poached egg* on toast Rolls Coffee LUNCHEON. Faked macaroni and cheese Saratoga chips Lettuce Cheese sandwiches Cup custard Milk DINNER Clam soup Fried blueflsh Creamed potatoes Pea* Lettuce and tomato «a!> * r.aspberries and i rear Coffee THE MENl' RECIPES. C Inin Soup. Twenty-five clams, one and a half pounds of veal or one knuckle, one quart of water, two tablespoonfuls of butter, two tableBpoonful? of flour, oner ■ pint of milk or cream, one bay leaf, one small onion, sprig of parsley. Put the veal or knuckle Into a soup kettle with the water, onion and parsley, bay leaf* and the liquor drained from the clamsaU Simmer slowly one and a half hours* skimming carefully. Then strain the ’ soup and return it to the kettle. Rub 1 the flour and butter together, add to th« u/V'ty si Itbis Krti'. inw n n<l J *|4+W'++++H+H+++++H++++++++++++++H++++H++'i'++>H"H"l" | Crimes Against the Baby \ +++++++++++++++++++^.+++lf,+++++^++++++++v++++++++++++++ DUN' T bounce him He will be just as good if he has never been bounced, ; and you run tile risk of nauseating him and straining him internally Don't feed the baby boiled milk. Sterilise and heat just to the boil ing poinl. Don t think baby is foreordained to colic. It means that he is taking food he cannot digest, or needs some other element in his food. Don’t let your little one acquire bad habits that he will be punished for later, j Begin training early, for the happiness of all concerned. Don’t think restless nights are Inevitable. The normal, healthy child sleeps from dusk to dawn, and If he does not, something Is wrong in his case Don't let your baby show off Tt is bad for the baby, may stunt his mental development, and bores your friends. Don’t forget that good eyesight i«* a bleased heritage. To endanger It by carelessly allowing the sun to ahine on the coach or permitting baby to stare ' into a light is a crime that is unforgiveable. Don't think that teeth cutting must he necessarily a "bad time.” If baby’s stomach is In good condition, his gums should give him little trouble. CEREALS. AH rolled cereal* cook in less time than the whole grain Cereal* should be conked at least an hour. A little /alt add* greatly to the flavor of cooked grain. Cold cereal*, such ac the various V... ' ' 11van ‘i ’ 'i i • *.• 1 ‘. .'. .■ 'I'' . ve flak??. ar» very much improved wltf. j strawberries and their nature! juice. ! Cereal* with r few chopped English ; walnut* a-e relished by many persons, j The taste of all cereals is improved j by rich cream and sugar, also rich j fruit syrups. I a •A-’*' Jot i *, ■■ . until it boils again. Chop the clatval fin'-, add them to the soup, then tha«j seasoning. Let nil boil fix e minutes, I then add the milk or cream and taka x from the fire at once. If you holt it ;$ after adding the milk it will curdle. i'hrffcf Sandwiches. Put three tablespoonfuls ot grated cheese into a boxvl, add two large table, spoonfuls of whipped cream, a riasu vSi1. cayenne and a little flnelA shredded ', crisp celery. Spread the buttered bread < w ith tilts, place together and clit tot# ; pretty shapes. .77.77 7.... 777 ♦ J SMART VEILS FOR SUMMER. A : • * « » *♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦ s Uttmi > The French woman when she wanU to be particularly smart, discards iier dotted x-en for .one with a big m>*sh *l8|| a flowered design, or else she wearx ■ tile allover lace veil in cream. The iayei v*i! in rich brown is a favorite, too j xsVh burnt straw, leghorn atitf broWi j hats. The tare scarf fs need to dexk iU.i; a smart hat, and takes the plact ot ad. other trimming.