Potato Parings. Do not tliv,ow away potato parings. , but after cooking , S done, set them JOME NEW IDEAS FROM PARIS ON UNDERGARMENTS XPENSIVE FBENCH PATTERNS CAN BE EASILY COPIED BY ANY WOMAN WHO UNDERSTANDS EMBROIDERY. Expensive French patterns can be sily copied by any •woman v.'ho un- rstands embroidery. As the embroidered designs in gue this summer are smaller than jse used a year ago, the needle- irk necessary will not take such a ig time, and with a pretty pattern daisies, wild roses, forget-me-nots lillles ol the valley worked into ? front "of a chemise, corset cover nightgown, the garments will be real bit of art. Few scroll-like ures are being used, for the demand for dainty blossoms and butter- es. The latter, on underclothes, ty not appeal to many women, but ey are decidedly attractive, and, ittered as they should be over the •nt, and worked into the scallops, > unique and pretty. Fluffy frills, ruffles, abundance of ;ks, pleats, that are usually asso- ,ted with the dainty undercloths the fair sex, are not used on smlseg or night gowns now. For all the garments, even skirts, are absolutely plain with the exception of the hand embroidered work. Few of the corset covers or chemises have even an edging for a finish; Instead the neck is done in hand embroidered scallops, that are much more effective than a narrow piece of hand-made Valenciennes. The only place that ribbons are used is to run in at the neck or around the waist. While ribbons are usually selected, though a few "women prefer the delicate b;ue or pale pink wash variety. In choosing the design for the neck of night gowns, corset covers, chemises, there is a lot of latitude allowed this season, for the "V" shape is just as much worn as either (he square or round style, so that the pattern that is most becoming may be worn. Corset covers reach to the waist only, and fasten with ribbons at the top and. bottom. . Petticoats are also niade on simple lines and with one flounce that is about fifteen inches wide. HNTS ON STYLE AND COMFORT There Is a new idea in an opera ? tnat is not at all difficult of istruction, and, if there are any ndsom or dainty bits of silk or bon on hand, it will cost next to thing. When complete, it is just e * hand bag minus ends and clos- (. Th» very best kind of founda- n would be the stiff covers and ;k of an old book—just removing .4 leaves. Both covers and back on 3 side should be neatly covered th handsome ribbon or brocade. Js is for the outside. Inside, the rers should have a pocket on each, .<Je lull and shirred at the opening. •a one goes the handkerchief, the ler serves as a vanity bag. Cord or •bon handles are now sewed on, en It Is ready for the opera glasses rather the bag for them. Cut a •ip of cardboard the length and ith of the glasses, then sew a piece silk all around it, forming a bag 3. making a heading at the top, run in draw strings and pull up to close. The bag is then set into the covers, the cardboard being firmly glued down to the back of the book where the leaves were. * * * It behooves every woman, no matter what her circumstances, not only to study the art of keeping cool, but of looking cool. A loose, floppy garment may conduce to comfort, but its very disorder and want of trimness is apt to make the wearer appear hot and untidy. Nor are elaborate trimmings to be desired. A pretty costume is spotted blue silk foulard. One could be certain of its washing well, and a few yards of insertion lace, together with some finely tucked washing silk, form the sum total of the trimmings. It would be inexpensive, too, in mercerized cotton if the purse did not permit of the consideration of foulard, and nowadays one can obtain fairly dark tones in these mercerized sateens, which are quite suitable for youthful wear. Soapsuds in the Garden. If you have a garden, remember that soapsuds are worth saving, for in cne oven 10 ury. i uu win nuu they form' a useful manure both for they form a valuable addition to the ; flowers and vegetables. It Is a good wood used for fire kindling, and, of plan to have a sunk tub in every gar- course, they cost nothing. Orange den where soapy water can etund till peel may be dried and used in the | required for watering, same way. —•—— DAINTY BOWS FOR SUMMER WAISTS. Would you be in style? If so. you- must wear an arm gar* tcr. Or at least, there must be a how or a rosette of some sort on the short sleeve. The garters were first designed to hold iii) the long gloves, which have a habit of slipping down before the elbow. The dainty ribbon circles finished off with rosettes were invented and proved to be just the thing} needed. The summer girl was quick to see the picturesque possibilities of tha garters so she adopted them to hold up her short sleeves. The circlets give such a pretty finish to the short puffed sleeves. From the garter to the ribbon bands tied around the arm with big fluffy bows was but a step, and wheu used" for sleeve trimming the bows are usually preferred to the garters. Tha big bows give a dressier effect, and they are decidedly coquettish. A recent bride included in her trousseau a dainty gown of white swiss made with elbow sleeves, and around her arm she tied pale blue- satin ribbon into a pretty double- bow. The effect was extremely pretty, anil more than one girl friend has made bows for her own use. The satin ribbon is the softest and" dressiest, for fancy waists, but the taffeta stands up well and is preferable for the less dressy waists. It is also less expensive. A good quality of taffeta in the width used may be had for twelve and a half cents. There is a fancy this summer for black arm hows and the girls are wearing them extensively with their business waists and skirts. The fluffy rosettes of narrow satin ribbon are in great favor and look top of the long used silk gloves. In fact. any sort of sJeeve bow is good, so long as it is a sleeve bow. Constant pulling up of the gloves, even if it were efficacious, which it Isn't, is not only an undesirable ™ «, r,*. i TV i habit but it wears the gloves. Every To Clean Steel Firearms. , one who has exper ienced the deplor- Scrape u little bath brick into an . lb]e qu j c kness -""" -'-'- t - -'"old saucer and moisten it with para- line. Rub this mixture well into the steel with a linen cloth, and then polish with a leather and some tlry \vhi(ing. THE BLACK SATIN COAT IS ULTRA. m How to Cook a Fowl. trjet t'loan fowl thoroughly, remove oil bafr. rinse with plenty of cold water In which hns been added a pinch of saleratUR; stuIT with a stuffing made of four or five slices toasted bread, hutter size of small egg, teaspoon salt, small onion chopped very fine, heaping teaspoon poultry seasoning—any kind you desire—and pour over all enough hot water to make soft; sew securely; put into a p<»t containing enough cold water to just cover; put on lire; bring to a slow boil at first and gradually increase until It hns been boiling- three-fourths of an hour; then Insert fork and If it penetrates easily or water spouts out when fork is removed, take from pot (leave ten minutes longer If necessary), placi* a cupt'ul of the broth in bottom of pan, butter all sides of fowl, dredge with flour, put In a hot ovrti; only baste once or twice and let roast to a golden brown for about twenty minutes, then take from oven; when fowl Is placed in oven take broth in pot and skin), add small onion sliced, tablespoon of rice that lias soaked for a few minutes, let broth remain boiling until fowl is removed from oven, season broth with celery salt. The fowl will be found tu be as tender a chicken as was ever served. To Keep lemons. Now that summer Is coming-, and ws will a!l use lemons more or Jt-aa. a Kugggestiuii for keeping them fresh will be found very valuable, also very simple. Take a stone jar. or a glass jar if it is large enough, and fill It with cold, fresh water, and put the lemons In It. The lemons will keep fresh for an indefinite length of time, and more juice is obtained from lemons kept In this way. Change the water once In a while. Seeded Raisins. Seeded raisins and citron chop much easier if boiling water is poured over them and they are allowed to stand a few m.n- utes, when it should be drained off. A Cheap Ice Pitcher. * The following simple method of keeping Mc«» water a long time In a common pitcher 'is worth knowing. Place between two sheets of paper (newspaper will do but thick brown when the fire Is built. sw'-p them Into It. or put tbo skin? In a dish, they will be black, nntl pour boiling water over them. The smell of the banana is very allui:ns. Do this until they are ftone. is better) a layer of cotton batting about one-half inch In thickness, fasten the eno-o of paper and batting together forming a circle, then sew or paste a crown over onn end, making a box the shape of a stovepipe minus the rim. Place this over on ordinary pitcher filled with ice water, making It deep enough to rest on table so as to exclude the air, and you will be astonished at the length of timo the ire will keep and tho water remain cold after the ice Is melted. Health Hints. \ bag of hot salt relieves neuralgia. u»cn ^UL i...... ..,..».. .,.— _ Warm borax water will remove dandruff. | strip about three inches wide and pin e-i- A little soda water will relieve sick head- tlrely around the edge of the plate: ihvp. acho caused by Indigestion. A cupful of hot water drunk before meals will relieve nausea and dyspepsia. The best time to bathe Is Just before going to bed, as any danger of taking cold Is thus avoided, and tho complexion is Improved by keeping warm for several hours after leaving the bath. For bilious colic, soda and ginger In hot water: U may be taken freely. Sleeplessness caused by too much blood in Enameled Baths. May be cleaned by rubbing them with a flannel dipped in terpentlne and sprinkled over with salt. To increase the growth of eyelashes a bit of kerosene rubbed carefully , will work wonders. A pomade com- I posed of one ounce of reel vaseline, never been troubled since. Take the skin one-sixteenth of an ounce of tincture of a banana and place it on a. paper on the I f can (harides. eight drops Of the oil stove or near It at night: in the morning ^ ^.^^ and .„„ samfi of the oil of rosemary will prove very effective..It should be applied to the lashes with a tiny toothbrush once a day until the growth is stimulated, then less frequent. Clipping the ends ot the lashes once a month Is also very In Baking Pies. In baking an apple pie to make i:«< juice of the fruit so It will not run from tin- pie. after the pie Is all pyepnred for the oven cut from clean white cotton cloth the head may be overcome by applying a cloth wet with cold -\vuter to the back of the neck. To Take Wrinkles Out of Silk. If silk scarfs or handkerchiefs, etc.. have become wrinkled, moisten, not wot them, evenly with, a sponge dipped in a weak solution of glue. Then pin the articles very tightly and smoothly stretched upon screen or mattress. This is a good idea. Try it. lllely urouuu LUTT U-U B ^ in itlt- jjiaki , itiv put In oven to bake. When the pie Is cion- take strip of cloth off and the juices are retained in tho pie. To Keep Doughnuts. When frying doughnuts, us soon ns ttiUrn from the hot fat plunge vi-ry quickly Into hot water and place MII brnwn paper to drain, and us anon as well clralr^d put into tin box and cover tightly. Om> will 11 good. with which silk gloves wear out under the best ol care will realize the need for subjecting them to as little hard usage as possible. The newest glove gartlets sho-wn in the shops are charming- little affairs. Especially made for wear with the long white silk gloves or: mitts are the white suede, which are worn with the short-sleeved lingerie frocks. They are in themselves as dainty and elaborate as the frocts. They are, of course, meant to be placed high enough on the glove to be concealed by the sleeve, but they are quite pretty enough to be displayed. They are made of narrow, white shirred elastic, not too stiff, because very heavy elastic is most uncomfortable. • The elastic Is not more than half an inch wide at the most and is covered with a soft white gathered silk so as not to hurt tha arm. On the outside the elastic Is covered with a ruching or lace. EFFECTIVE USE OF CHECKED MATEKIAI. have no troubl keep doughnuts fresh for a week or more. Silence Cloth She lived on a farm and mnney was i scare,-, Sli'.- wanted ;i silence olutli f,u- the new dining room table. she took a partly worn heavy Marseilles white counterpane, cut off the worn sides, hemmed II, folded wrong side out. to fit over the table, and It was as satisfactory, at no expense. For Babies. If your baby Is chafed, wash parts in borar water (1 teaspoonful to pint of water), shake on a little borated talcum powder. The result Is wonderful. -0- A Cure for Black Ants. The habits of the ant are well-known. They have a code of signals among-themselves, and will telegraph to their mates from any now haunt, as long as there are any left to go back. Several years agro our lome became infested with these black ants, making life miserable, but by a. simple deice we got entirety rid of them and have Home-Made Salve. One tabicspoonfui of lard. 1 tablespoonful of finely chopped raisins. 1 taulespoonful of finely chopped tobacco: let boil twenty minutes: stir occasionally, then.strain Into jam. You will find this excellent for cuts and sores of all kinds. To Make Home-Made Gr.i. Take a pint of bulling writer, put .' ttl- blespoonfuls of pulverized iuipar: '.\ h* 11 iii:*- Notved add n pint of alroliol. t!j"ii add ."• drops of extract of gin: If ton strong ;<«!d a little more boiling water; let cool before putting into bottles. .:.. Black satin coats for the short motor social call or for travel are lite the most ultra things of motor fashions. That they are new goes jtthout question, and that they are modeled upon simple and elegant /lies is a matter for which most people will he devoutly thankful. The »at Illustrated is made of this regal material, double-breasted and but- fned with pearl buttons. The pockets are. flapped and buttoned, while W lining is of oyster gray messaline silk, toning quite high to match je pearl of the buttons. t f HOW TO PRESS THE HUSBAND'S TROUSERS "Pressing trousers is really exceedingly simple," declares a woman whose husband's clothes always look as if they were cared for by an expert tailor. "If they are pressed after every second or third wearing the knees will not only never bag but the creases at the front and back will always look fresh. The actual pressing is very easy. The seams at the sides of the trousers should be carefully matched before the trousers are laid on the ironing board. This done, j a damp cloth should be placed over I the material and a hot iron used to j press out the lines. The steaming j caused by the wet cloth and the heat from the iron shrinks the stretched portions into shape, removing the bagginess. After this Is done hang them to dry thoroughly before being- worn." . Grease spots should, of course, be removed with gasoline, naphtha, or some cleansing fluid, and the material well brushed and aired before being pressed, or the dirt will he ironed into the cloth and the entire labor lost. When not in use coats and vests should always .be placed on hangers to keep the shoulders in shape and the neck of the former from sagging, as it is bound to do if hung from a tape at the top. Trousers, too, should be placed on hangers, with the bottoms up, to keep the legs carefully in shape and. to preserve the creases in them. To Whiten Linen. That has gone yellow or otherwise discolored, put a little blue in the water in which it is boiled. This treatment will soon whiten it. One of the most annoying results of eye strain is the baggy condition under the eyes, which is very disfiguring. To restore- the condition of the skin tannic acid Is generally effectual, using twenty grains to an ounce of glycerin. It ii, applied to the puff ness with a soft cimcl's hair brush night and morning. Washing window curtains i; winter can he easily accomplish ;d by rubbing them in dry corn me 1 and then allowing tham to hang a.little while in a brisk wind. A novel combination of plain white moiuiii- and the same fabric in a i lack and white check is attained in the semi-shirt-waist suit. The skirt Is a seven-gore mode!, the gores from the knee down being opened to admit of' the V-shaped piece of the checked material. The front of the waist and part of Ul9 sleeves are cut in one piece from the plain mohair and this is seemingly buttoned over onto the checked chemisette and center part of: the sleeve with buttons of white silk anil simulated buttonholes ot white silk cord. A chemisette and high feathcrboned collar ol! white lace gives a soft dressy touch about the neck.
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