WOMAN AND THE HOUSEHOLD A First-Hate Cleaner Is found in raw potato juice. It TV-ill remove stains form the hands, from woolen materials, and dirt from oil paintings. For the last the right method is to cut a raw potato, and to gently rub its cut side over the paint- Ing, cutting a slice off whenever the portion used has become dirty. The potato juice and dirt are finally removed with a soft sponge and cold water, but care must be taken not to vet the back of the canvas. In washing the hands use a pure Boap containing no free alkali and al,ways rinse the soap carefully away. •Keep your hands out of hot water as much as you can and avoid tight gloves, tight collars, tight corsets; in lact, anything that will Interfere with the circulation. To keep the hair fluffy and free ' from oil give it an egg shampoo every two weeks. The egg shampoa cannot possibly hurt the hair; the eggs contain sulphur and iron and Bet as a tonic and hair grower. Henna stain can be used to bring ted tints in brown hair. Steep one NEWS AND VIEWS ON LATEST PARIS FASHIONS ounce of dried leaves in i pint of wa- :er and apply. Shampoo the hair afterward. This is perfectly harmless GIRL'S SMART TWO-PIECE SUIT. PAPER LUNCHEONS ARE NOW THE MOST POPULAR NOVELTY The new and distinctly orignal model for a child's dress herewith pictured may be developed in linen or silk, as well as in shepherd's checked wool. The skirt Is attached to a suspender belt worn with a white tucked mull blouse. The skirt Is turned and then worked with heavy black sill; twist into scallops that are separated by crocheted silk fan-sba;t..>d medallions. The full coat has its edges finished like the skirt, and is lined with cherry-colord silk. Black stockings and black strapped slippers comp.ete j the costume. "I want you to be one of the guests at my paper luncheon," said a certain hostess to a friend the other day. "What is a paper luncheon?" inquired the other. "Wait until you come and I'll show you." "Well, you may count on me," replied the invited one. The invitation was repeated to several other friends, and on the appointed day a dozen persons, includ- ng the hostess, assembled in the iretty reception-room. The designa- ,ion of paper luncheon seemed to >romise something novel. After all the guests had assembled he hostess said: "I believe that I jromised you a paper luncheon. If you will come with me I shall try to fulfill my promise." Leading the way to the dining room, she threw back the door and the wondering guests obtained a first glimpse of the charmingly decorated table, all purple and white. "How dainty!" cried the foremost of the group. "How exquisite," said another. On closer inspection the table appointments were seen to be largely of paper. "I see now why you call it a paper luncheon," said one of the guests. "It is a lovely idea, and the paper cloth looks so dainty and cool for summer," added another. "All my friends seem to like my paper luncheon—at least they say they do." The flower chosen for the luncheon was the violet, and the paper cloth that covered the table was lavishly decorated with the flowers. At. each cover was laid a paper napkin to correspond, and pretty little round paper doylies were laid for the glasses. The favors were corsage boquets of pansies, in purple and lavender shades, and to give a little variety the beau- tiful silver bowl in the center of the table was tilled with lovely/lavender sweet peas. The violet decora ted tablecloth, napkins and doylies were, of course, the most important features of the adornments, and were so decorative in themselves that there was no need of the lavish use of flowers. j The paper covers come in sets. j daintily boxed. A set includes a oloth long enough to cover an eight foot table, a dozen napkins and a dozen doylies. The cost is slight, as a set costs only 25 cents. It is possible to procure sets decorated to match most any color of room. There are lovely pink roses, violets, gorgeous red poppies, the yellow California poppies, and cool looking fern leaves. The sets of autumn leaves will be found charming a little later in the season. During cherry time the sets decorated with the bright clusters of fruit were in demand. Diess fabrics are now to be considered—First in line come the linens, piques, crashes and ginghams in white, pale blue and pink and cool, apple greens for the shirt-waist suits without which no summer wardrobe is quite complete. These are made up In simple, smart styles with very little trimmings, those that are employed being mostly In the form of self-hands and insertions and edgings of embroideries and the heavier lacos, such ns Cluny and torchon. Torchon lace, by ihe way. has attained quite an amount of popularity this s?n:;on. its use on the natty coat and skirt suits of butcher's linen being evidenced on all sides. But to get back to materials. After the heavier fabrics mentioned above come the cotton voiles, the higher and finer linens and Panama weaves whose development is seen in a variety of different modes. These come in small, broken checks and stripes, polka dots, open squares, and half-circle designs in self and contrasting colors, the trimming, if any, matching the color note of the de- i sign. Then come the strictly lingerie materials, mulls, Swisses, batistes, lawns and sheer handkerchief linens, nil nf exquisitely fine texture and suRROsting such possibilities to the home sewer that one is sorely tempted to purchase beyond the limit of her purse, excusing her rashness with a mental promise to economize in some other direction. There are some exceedingly dainty mulls with printed borders in the most delicate and soft pinks, blues, greens and violets, in clematis, rose and passion! (lower design. These require little or no trimming, unless the bodice be supplemented by a tiny bolero of fine lace and the waist girdled with a wide Pompadour ribbon matching in design the border of the mull. This Pompadour effect may be carried out further in the costume by disposing a narrower-width ribbon on the chapeau of white or some light-colored straw or braid. Fruit and vegetables should he carefully washed before being eaten, as they often harbor countless microorganisms. EVENING COAT OF LACE AND BROADCLOTH. THE BARGAIN COUNTER. The robe gowns are now on the bargain counter. The above announcement will be a welcome one to the girl whose dress allowance is none too large. She has been waiting for the robes to get on the bargain counter. Probably the girl is her own dressmaker, and she finds it much easier to manage the robe, which is already partly made. It can be put together by the least skilled seamstress. Embroidered and braided linens are exceedingly smart this year, and among the robes are to be found many models that are most effective. This year the majority of shirtwaist dresses are of washable materials, and linen particularly is used for this purpose, so that an embroidered linen robe makes an excellent everyday dress. Naturally one does not care to expend a great deal upon a morning dress that is only to have hack wear, so that a simply braided linen robe that can easily be made up answers the requirements nicely. Then for more elaborate wear there arc the handsome embroidered and lace trimmed robes. Many of the gowns are trimmed with ruffles and flounces of batiste embroidery, which Is pretty and less expensive than the hand embroidery. Many of the robes also are trimmed with entire deux of Valenciennes. Cluny or Irish lace. Valenciennes must be used carefully this year, and only the finest qualities of imitation should be thought of, as this lace is being made up in all the cheapest shirtwaists and ready-made dresses. In the majority of robes there is an embroidered piece for the front, two for the back, a collar and cuffs, and then the skirt, on which the amount, of trimming is in accordance with the price asked for the dress. Whole dresses are thought infinitely smarter than separate waist and skirt, so that even among the cheaper robes are to be found fine linens and batiste, the waist piece simply embroidered. It is a good plan to have some chloride of lime constantly in the cellar. It is a wonderful atmospheric purifier and mice will run away from it. Pulverized chalk wet with ammonia will be found useful for removing spots in a marble wash basin caused by the dripping from the faucet. Granite ware should not te left to dry over a hot fire, for the heat will cause the outside to scale off. OLD NEWSPAPERS ARE USEFUL. Newspapers placed under carpets and rugs are most satisfactory, and by using a long stitch they may be sewn together on the machine, making .squares as large as may be required. Oilcloth and Linoleum. May be washed with a damp cloth, and then rubbed over with a little linseed oil. This will give a slight polish, and it-will be found particularly useful when, for the sake of old people or children, it is inexpedient to use that excellent polishing material beeswax and turpentine. One of the best remedies for dandruff: Forty-eight grains of resorcin, one-quarter ounce of glycerin, alcohol to fill two-ounce bottle. Apply with medicine dropper every night, rubbing in well with the finger tips. To clear and whiten the skin take the juice of a lemon and a dash of salt in a glass of cold water every morning. Shabby oak should bo brushed over with warm beer and when thoroughly dry polished with bjecwu.i and turpentine. This loose coat, shapeless, out not over full, is developed in ailover lace and broadcloth, both of a creamy tone. The broadcloth Is arranged in embroidered bands and narrow strappings, giving the whole a look of great elaboration. The lining is of a deep yellow chiffon which brings out the beauty of the lace pattern admirably.
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