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For the Ladies


For the Ladies FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE BALL-ROOM. Our Lady Correspondent's Collection of Interesting Paragraphs for The Fair Sex. Why She Was Right. The precedent established by Miss Phil- brook, Hoboken's woman lawyer, who wo"<' I her bonnet while addressing the court, is sup- ported on the ground that the removal of head- gear by woman lawyers wouid necessitate the I introduction of mirrors, hairpins, and other fixings into the most solemn court-room. Therefore Mi&s Philbrook's example may sen- sibly be followed by other feminine attorneys. Novelties in Neckwear. The newest stock collar is made with dang- ling tabs of ribbon, and there are bows on the stock as well as the tabs. In dark velvet, with gay little bows, this collar is an addition to any I gown. Other new stocks show outstanding loops of chiffon at each side, and a friil of oshiifoii in front, which is edged with lace and caught at the neck with a cluster of blossoms. Ribbon for Hats. Ribbons are to be extremely fashionable this year, and already they are being put to new pui-poees in the way of trimming- for evening and other smart dresses, while at the game tims milliners are once more resorting to them. It is principally owing to the sudden re-action in favour of a simpler style of hat for ordinary wear that ribbons are to the fore again at the milliner's. For the sailor-shaped silk hat and the smooth felt Amazon hat turned up at the side, tribbon trimmings are required to compose the decoration, with the addition of quill or cock's plumes, or sometimes a large bunch of flowers. The ribbon is banded round the crown and arranged in simple bows or til1<wi one side. Etiquette. It is decidedly (better form to have the napkins at dinner folded in the plain square fashion. Fancy devices are entirely too sug- gestive of the many hands through which they have passed. The difference between a five o'clock and a kettle-drum is this: At the kettledrum an informal dance is frequently arranged; av a simple tea a dance is not permi.ssable. The use of the dinner napkin and not the dolly is firoper when the finger bowl is doing duty. The dollies are proper obects of admira- tion, and have many times filled a conversa- tional gap when one was wondering witiat to say next. Asparagus, diives, radishes, and artichokes, are eaten with the fingers, a.nd with a little care this may be done in the most delicate way, certainly with greater ease than if a fork were called into play. ttestcriner Split Hairs to Health. To restore split hairs to a more healthy state it is necessary to cut off every ha'.r aibove the place where it is split or ohipped. To cut each hair seeins a herculean ,task, but it can be simplified io this -Tanner. Divide tiie hair into two, three, or four parts, according to its thickness; then braid eaich pan as closely to the head and as tightly as possible. Tie each braid an >noh or so from -the end with thread or worsted, or w»jd a small rubber band around it to keep the braid from loosening. Hoid the end of the braid firmly with one ba.vi<L, and with the other rub th" braid the wrong way—that it, toward the head-aaid most of the hair which does -not extend the whole 'length of the braid will spring out like the quills of a porcupine. With scissors clip these outstanding hairs, being careful not to out the smooth strands of the braid; then clip the split ends below where the braid is fastened. Uc'Less the hair is very much split and broken, you can do "tiie clipping ycwurwlf; but. if it is uneven and spiit does to the scalp it will be better to have someone «L&e oirp it. Tlhis clipping should be done once in two weeks, or oftener, "ntil all the split ends have been out. Then the hair will feel as smooth and soft and fila, as that which grows oloee to the scalp. Crimes in Naming Children. "Christian names are often most falsely so called, as they bordter more nearly 00 the heathenish," says the "Pbiladelriiia Call." "The naming of a. child has a much greater effect upon his or her future -than most people think, and not only the pleasure of the parents is to be thought of in thia connection, but the feelings of the ohild itaelf when it shall ha/ve re&*&ed years of understanding should be taken into account. Painful alliteration should be avoided; for instance, auch as has a ludicrous side by being connected in everyone's mind with some patent medicine or other thing of thai sort- A few years ago a. child named Henry Howard Hughes, or any other combina- tion which contained three H's for initials, would at once have brought up in everyone's nrind the fact that 'H. H. H. cures pain,' a. sign whioh might have bepn seen on every fen(* a score ot years paet. The owner of the unfortunate initials would probably have been called 'Pain,' or eome other equally ludicrous nickname for the remainder of his days. "Another thing that should be avoided m the making of a. ridiculous combination. It is au actual faot that in the far West there was once a young woman who rejoiced' in the name of 'Missouri Currant.' Why anyone with the name of 'Currant' should have saddled .» dausfeter with the noma of 'Missouri* no saue person can imagine. If it was intended I as a joke it was a wicked shame to put such mortification upon a child who some day must grow up to hate being named for a species of fruit, and aU for the gratification of a moment's facttiousnese. "Wo are glad to see the da.y dawning when girls are 'oeing called by such dignified names as Doris, Dorothy, Phyllis, liuth, Sara, and the like. The Mamie3, Sallies, Sadies, Kitties, and Hatties of days gone by have given place to the names in full. 'Katherine' no longer aspires to be called 'Kittle.' She prefers to bo 'Katherine.' To be sure; she will twiet the spelling a little from the original intention, but she will receover from that, too, some day." -?-





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