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MISS Clara Houston, -whoso foot
tho. National Association of
'Chlropdlsts acclaimed a per
fnr.t ift!r. wears number flvefl. She
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could t'wear. number threes' It' Bho
inrTflfthAm. but that she declines
to do.. Freedom of foot 1b as necea-
sary beauty a8 freedom of body.
She aays New York women would be
twice- as pretty If they would wear
BhoeB largo' enough for them. Bn
comes''from Chicago.
ThoTljerfect foot is of generous
size, -tit la la correct proportion to
tho rest of her body. Miss Houston
is flva.fc foetvthreo inches tall and
welgha'i26'pounds. Tho foot should'
be oafr-seventh as long as the body.
Miss -Houston's foot Is nlno inchea
long. jC'Bo ypur & arithmetic.
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She Invented These Shoes
MY "" feet, aro perfect because I
h&ve' always taken care of
them.iiToura will be. perfect if you
give them,' as much, attention as 1
do. Twahty minutes a day will
.make .your: foot a model pf pedal
perfection '
Feet need" exercise. Not merely
-walking. Two or three miles a day
besides the ordinary moving about
you do in an office or at home glvo
your foot all of that exercise- they
need. Dancing anay easily bo over
done. A little tangoing one or two
evenings & week is harmless, but
the hideous series of distortions of
the human bpdy. the turkey trot,
hurts tho feet as much as it does
tho morals. It Is an over-emphatlo
dance,, .ejxainlng the feet as it does
good taete. No. For valuable exor
clsos tor tho feet, go back to your
nursery ."habits. Go back to the
Mother Goose melodies, and, saying
to yourself
"This little piggy goes to market,
This little piggy, stays at homo"
pull and twist your toes as you
did when .you measured your age by
monthsnot years.
Yes, the toes need pulling. Every
night before tetlrlng I pull each one
vigorously three or four times, or, if
the feet faro very tired and burn and
sting,' I pull each toe eight or ten
times Tbltf makes the joints sup
ple and ''causes the toes to lie as
they should, flat on the floor, with
spaces Intervening, not curled un
der eacli other, weakening tho Itga
menta bynon-use end forming hard,
toonellko corners on the tqes.
Also, the "little piggies" need
rolling. Every twentytour hours I
roll them round and round at the
joint by which they are attached to
the foot. Fancy yourself a baby
again and this playing with the toes
will not be tiresome. The few min
utes of playing baby will give you
the mental relaxation everyone
needs at the ead of the day after
one is twenty. Roll each toe oepa.
rately. bediming at the joint I have
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"This little pig-went to market
This little pig .stayed at home -
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1 nis lime pi,naa line roast, ueei
This little pig had none , .i '
And this little pigment wee-'weevee IV . v
Mother Goose
Nine Into 'olxty-threo " Inches', seven
1 times. -Her foot .conforms to tho
further classic measurements: Tho
distance around the ball-of tho foot
and over the InBtep is nine Inches,
thot samo as tho length of tho foot.
Thb circumference of the lowor
Prt of iho -ankJo 1b the samo as the
length of the foot and the distanco
around the instop and tfco sole 1b
to Keep Her Feet Perfect.
described and rolling them round
and round until you reach the. end
of the toe. Not only does thfs reat
tho toes, but it preserves tholr
shape. A perfoct toe Is the chape of
a perfoct cylinder. Some men and -most
women have conollko or
pointed toes.
The greatest need of the feet Is
good circulation. Recall all the
feet you haVo seen. They have been
either yellow or red. It yellow, they
wero not sufficiently nourished .by
blood. Not enough blood reached
them. If thoy were red, it was "bo
cause they had beon abuBed by bad
shoes or by over-exercise, and .too
much blood had flowed to the ex
tremities. Tho feet were congested!
-The healthy foot Is pink. It should
never bo whlto. The alabaster foot
the poetB rhyme about Is a symp
tom 'of aenemla, Everyone should
study to get enough blood into the
feet, but not too much. In other
Words, have before you tho standard
of pink feet.
To secure proper circulation it Is
not enough to pull and roll the toes.
You must revert to more baby
tricks and work them back and
forth. Practice drawing them un
der and over the foot until they be
cbme easily manageable, and press
them back with the hands, using
much of your strength. Wriggle
your toes up and down.
Five massage movements I in
variably use every night to coax the
blood into the feet It it seems to
you unnecessary worky remember
that the feet are so far from the
heart that it is hard for that organ
to pump tho blood that distance,
and we must help It.
With the cushions of the fingers
of one hand rub the region about
the cunlform bone. That is the
bone that lies parallel with the floor
along the outside of tho foot
Stroke this toward the toes. Some
mistaken persona stroke the foot
away from the toes. Thoy would
not do this if they understood that
Copyright. 1I1S, toy
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nine Inches. Not only 'are theao
measurements .absolutely- . correct,
but Miss Houston's foot 1b wltnout
flaws. Her inBtop is an inch
high. Placo n nickel 'cdgcwlso un
der her foot, and it will more easllr
about. Miss Houston has told this
newspaper how oho came to have
perfoct feet and how-every bthor
woman may havo them.
The Massage for Perfect Feet and Toes.
the object of manipulation is to per
suade the blood to flow into the
With the Angers spread apart
stroke the foot firmly from tho in
step to the toes along the scappold
bones. Parallel with the floor, on
the inside of the foot, lies the oscu
laplus bone. The muscles about
this must be rubbed round and
round with the palm.
Rub the soles firmly, pressing
them upward to strengthen a weak
A last and important exercise is
to stroke the ligaments from tho
heel upward toward the calf of tho
leg. This Is to loosen and rest
For tho nightly massage of tho
feet use a pure cold cream to your
liking, or, if you aro in great haste,
use olive oil, for it is quickly ab
sorbed by tho skin.
My feet have two baths a day.
Every pair of feet needs as many.
In the morning at all seasons I
thrust them into cold water, moving
them briskly about for five minutes
or longer, then withdraw them and
wipe them thoroughly with a Turk-
the Star Company. Great Britain
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Clara Houston's Lefi Fpot,.
Vhir.li &nnna1iai fMnaalw
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ish towol. I take Ave minutes mors
for thlB drying, bocauso it. is noces
sary to keep, tho skin between the
toes free from moisture If you do
not, oomo day yon will behold' there
a aoft corn.;
In tho evening.. I plro my fooC ft
tepid bath, either In salt water or
water containing Epeom salts; To
a foot tub half full of tepid water I
uso one tnblespoonful of Epsom
salts or two tablcspoonfuls of salt.
Tho salt strengthens tho foot. The
fepsom salt opens tho pores that aro
too weak to open without help.
After tho evening bath I excrclso
my feet as I have described, using
cream or qlivo oil freely, then wlpo
tho cream or olive oil off with a
towol and rub tho feet -with alcohol.
The alcohol is a tonic, also It pre-
vents rheumatism In tho feet, which
might follow catching cold in them
after the opening of the pores by
the tepid water bath.
I always lie with my feet higher
than my head, I uso no pillow for
my head, but my feet never fall to
havo one or two. This Is to allow
tho blood with which they have
been gorged by the day's walking
and other exercises to flow back
Into the other parts of the body.
I always wear stockings a halt
size too largo for me. Tho reason
for this Is a good one. During the
day tho weight of tho body causes
the feet to spread. Tho stockings
should be large enough to permit
this spreading without squeezing
the feet. Bo sure that your stock
ings aro a halt size longer and a
halt slzo wider than the foot. Don't
be afraid of wrinkles forming in the
stockings. The spreading of tho
feet will take care of that.
And shoes! Is It any use to tell
women of New York, for Instance,
to wear shoes that fit them? I
studied their feet while I was in
Now York. I saw thousands of
pairs of feet, and not a pair that
night Reserved.
The Old
Nursery Rhyme
"The Woman
with the
Best Feet in
the Hint That
Made Them the
Best Here
She Tells
What to Do
with YOUR Feet
x $
The "This Litilo Pig Went
was not pinched. Their tight shoes
gayo, them a gait llko an imitation
Japaneso shuffle. It was most awk
ward and ludicrous. Their tight
ahoeB -and pinched foet reacted in
tholr faces, which looked worn and
peevish and old. Ono can woar
nnug ahoeB for three or four hours
a day "without harm, but you cannot
wear- them all day without harm.
Now York womoh and frivolous
women of other cities Wear pumps,
dancing slippers, all day.
Flower Shows, Festivals and
Seasonable Amusements
By MRS. FRANK LEARNED. Author of "The Etiquette
of New York To-day."
THE making of beautiful gar
dens, tho culture of flowers,
plants, fruit and vegetables is
a present-day interest. Gardon cluba
and horticultural associations aro
sorious matters of the moment, and
flower and fruit shows are becom
ing more and moro tho fashion. In
all regions whore thoro aro wondorful
gardens thero Is great competition
among the residents in raising flno
fruit and flowers and in making tho
best arrangement, or grouping, of
them at exhibitions.
Annuals, porennlals, garden flow
ers and hot-house productions, wild
flowers showing the flora of tho fields
ind woods of the region aro displayed
at these exhibitions. At some
flpwer shows there are Japaneso
gardens, rock and water gardens.
Exhibitions aro held at a clubhouse,
casino or other convenient place, or
open-air flower shows aro on tho
lawn of a private residence. Awards
are made to successful competitors.
Guests are invited from far and near,
and tho afternoon closes with tho
sorting of tea and refreshments,
either on the lawn or in the house.
If the exhibition is to bo of a publlo
nature there may be a chargo for ad
mission and tho proceeds may bo
dbvoted to some charity.
Provided there aro spacious
grounds on some private place noth-
lng is moro effcctlvo than an out
door bazaar or festival. Booths or
tables are in chargo of married
women and young girls. They wear
fancy costumes of flowered organdy,
white fichus and dainty aprons and
straw hats garlanded with flowers.
At one booth flowers, fruit and vege
tables are sold. At anotb; baskets
and garden tools; at another hats
and parasols; at another household
articles towels, dusters, mops,
brushes and kitchen utenBlls. A
to Market" Beginning of tKo
High shoos, it is vsry well known,
should bo worn by persons with
woak ankles. Dut if your ankles
aro strong, low. shoos are cool and
comfortable, and may bo worn many
months a year with safety to tho
hoalth. But tho shoo should havo
straps across tho Instep to support
the foot and koep it from slipping
into tho too of the shoe and so
crowding all the weight upon the
toos. I would novor wear a shoo
without straps, it only ribbon ones.
rustic dairy offors for sale milk,
cheese and butter and eggs In fancy
baskets. At another booth ice cream,
cake, lomonado and iced tea aro
nerved. At a fete of this sort, given
on tho grounds of a well-known
hostess, a special feature was a largo
booth representing an inn, with an
old-fashioned sign-board, "Tho Lark,"
in token of the jollity of the occa
sion. Flower dances, for instance, in
which children take part, are exceed
ingly pretty and graceful. Each child
reprosentB a flower. Dressed in
white, with garlands or wreaths of a
chosen flower, tho children dance in
charming groups. A screen or largo
curtain of greenery forms a back
ground. This may be arranged or
hung between trees. Pergolas may
bo easily constructed with poles.
If these poles cannot be put in tho
ground they may bo Bunk in tubs of
oarth, placed at Intervals, The per
golas aro garlanded with greens. In
this way, with pergolas and screens,
n background is made for little
pastoral plays or for pantomimes.
A Venetian fete may be a delight
ful evening entertainment, if thero
Is tho necoasary environment of a
harbor, lake or river, with boat
houses. Lanterns and garlands of
flowers may be draped from tree to
tree or from poles forming pergolas.
Tho day has gpne by when a
floral parade wba a feature in the
September amusements of the Sum
mer residents pt Lenox, when smart
traps of every description and tho
horses were decked with bydran
geas or golden-rod and asters, and
wnen me aiiernoon nmsnea wun a
tea at a private residence. Now, the
automobile exhibition is in favor and
a pageant of flowers may be devised,
wnen cars or every sort, decked in
fanciful designs, with wreathed
wheels and arches of flowers, may
compete xor prizes.
Illustrating the Macsaga
of the Instep.
The Crooks were right In wearing
strong straps on tholr sandals. Tho
straps wero not only to keep tho
sandals on, but for support and to
prevent that dangerous casting of
the weight upon the Weak toos.
A reason for my foot remaining
as flawless as when I was a babe Is
that I havo tho habit of going bare
foot about tho house, Whllo It is
truo that tho solos aro sensitive to
change of temperature, and. that tho
pores of tho soles aro, tho largest In
the body, and bo absorb much and
quickly whothor of air or moisture,
yet it you begin as a child to go
barefoot there is nd '' danger of
catching colds and your feet will
have the chance they need to
Chrngo your shoos several times
a dty. You say you haven't a
chance to do this. Oh, yes, you
have every chance you noed, if
you are at home. If you aro in an
office or store or factory, koep an
extra pair of shoes thoro, and it
your feet fool tired, change to thoso
shoes. When you get homo be euro
to put on another pair. Actresses
nearly all hayo good feet. It is be
cause they chango their shoes often.
Watch tho imprint pfjrour foot
after bathing to eoo wnothor you
nro becoming flatfooted. You can
toll by sotting your foot on a ploco
of paper. If there is a dry spaco
whoro tho middlo of tho foot Would
rost, your foot havo an arch. If tho
entire print of tho foot is distin
guishable, you can bo euro you havo
a fallon arch.
His Ordeal,
Judklns paced the floor.
Ills brow was wrlnklod and pole.
There was an anxious look la his
Evidently them wc anma'lliln rsn
Judklns'a mind.
Presently ho -spoka.
"Y... It mil., l.d Ann A rt I - - A
fill alternative, but I can, see no other
course tn puriue.''
Ever and man he Tolled his eyes
upward and mined Ills clenched hand
toward the celling- In Un attitude ot
.upreme and utter despair.
The strusElo.was a, Ions and bitter
Bravely he strove 'for the mastery
over the black .demons of despondency
Mini iurrounuea win, nui in vain were
tile effort,
Inch by Inch, root by foot, thoy
orosied upon him, and, In eplte of
pluck and will paw.r, hU hitherto
Iriflnrnllafll Btiilvlt wttm .Inntlu kit
surely crowdod to the wall and finally
j .. .
lurtcu to Burreuucr,
"Ve," ho repeated, despairingly, "it
must be donel There is no othei
And then, grabbing- his hat, he
rushed frantically from the room.
Has Judklns gone to jump oft the
brldse, blow himself up with half a
ton qt dynamite, or commit suicide In
some other unique and spectacular
Not at all.
He has merely started for the den
tist's to have an aching tooth ex
tracted. Driven from Home.
"Words wore of no avail. He knew
It. His wife. Muriel, had arranged
everything with cold-blooded care.
He crossed the room with elaborate
unconcern, and at the door turned for
the last time,
"It will .seem Hk the good old
bachelor dayq come back," he re
marked, trying to speak jauntily, but
his voice trembling. "I shall dine at
the club. (3-g-good-by, dcarf
Never a wort spoke MurleL She
merely nodded coldly,
Dated, the poor man groped his
way blindly to the snuggery, .hla lit
tle den. whloh wonld never look th
same again. Dhjy two years since
their marriage and It had come to
this! He was gplng leaving Muriel.
Mlseralbly h took a little silver box
from the mantleple.ee, and sadly eyed
the contents.
"She gavo me this when when we
wore happy," he sobbed. "I might as
well ave them from the wreck."
Thn. hurriedly lighting wne of the
cigarettes, he fledi for the sound of
sweeDlng told him that Spring-clean.
I Ino- had begunl

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