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THE WOMAN'S WORLD. ) THE embroidering of monograms on gloves (eayt the Evening News) cannot be called a pretty fashion. Gloves made to order with monograms are devoid of stitching, and the monogram is embroidered in the centre of the back of the hand. Those which are purchased from stock and then embroidered have the monogram set between the thumb seam and first row of stitching, and others have it placed on the wrist below the stitching. The most popular, if the new fad may be said to be popular so soon, are the self-coloured embroidered, monograms. These deco- rations are so striking, even in self-colotiring, that few will be brave enough to hazard so striking a con- trast as white on black, or vice versa. IN an interview in the new number of the Young Woman, Gertrude Atherton says that English girls take life more seriously than American girls do, and they are brought up differently. One thing I notice specially is that if the married English girl has not got just everything she wants in her husband, she falls back on the traditions of duty that have been planted in her. She just sits down, and makes the best of her life. Having been always taught that she is secondary to man, ana that she has certain duties to him, she keeps her own counsel when things go wrong. She is reticent and reserved, and will do any- thing before she will tell the world. The American girl, on the other hand, does not give finality to things in this way. She geta a divorce if her husband is not as she would have him, and so begins her life over again. Of course, this is free generalising. There are much-enduring wives in the United States as well as in England, and many tyrants. I have met some Englishwomen I like immensely. The type I like best is the type that has seen most of the world. The others are apt to be a little stodgy. The English woman of the upper classes who has had all the ad- vantages of that class is perfectly charming, because she has the animation of the American women on the top of a more solid education. The American woman is such a consummate talker that she can delude you for a good while and cover up what she doesn't know." IT is rumoured (remarks a writer in the Morning Herald) that the odious practice of scenting pocket handkerchiefs will shortly be reintroduced. As yet all the perfuming that a woman of taste and refine- ment desires is obtained by sachets of her favourite perfume placed among the articles of attire in her wardrobe. When we take to spraying our handker- chiefs again we shall have gone back a step in the scale of civilisation and refinement. THE very smartest, if not the most ornate of new parasols, are those covered with real hand-made lace stretched tightly over silk foundations, supported by enamelled sticks precisely matching the shade of the silk itself. Some of the more fanciful are covered with fluted chiffon or gauze, shaded by hand to simulate a gigantic poppy or rose as the case may be. SUNSHINE is (the Morning Herald insists) as neces- sary to health as food and raiment. The house with constantly lowered blinds is never good to live in, though the carpets and chairs may be as bright and unfaded as when they were first bought. Don't keep the sun from your living and sleeping rooms. It is absolutely necessary for health's sake, and faded carpets are preferable to fretful invalids. There is an old proverb that says where the sun does not enter the doctor must. This is also true of fresh air. During the summer the windows should always be open a little at the top, even throughout the night. If children are accustomed to sleep with the bed- room window a tiny bit open at the top, they are not only less susceptible to colds, but they grow up stronger of lung and with little tendency to head- aches. A WOMAN who studies economy, but not at the expense of good appearance, says that a most satis- factory petticoat for general wear is made from an old serge dress skirt. It should be of the wiry sort of that material, and have the smooth, hard finish rather than the rough surface. Washed and made up with bias ruffles, it is light, durable, and holds out the dress admirably. THBSE is now a fad to have floors of bedrooms treated with paint and enamel finish of the colour prevailing in the furniture. The wall covering should match the floor, and the woodwork should be white. Sometimes the wall has a dado of matting or denim that matches the floor in colour, while the upper part of the wall is covered with flowered paper. IF furniture is dirty, it should be washed in water nd vinegar, equal parts, using a flannel rag, and -hen, after perfect drying, rubbed with a clean flannel and a little linseed oil before using any liquid or cream polish. If a table bears the tell-tale mark left by a hot plate, rub it well with lamp oil and Rannel, finishing off with a clean cloth slightly wet with spirits of wine. A notable housewife restores the original polish, when it has been removed by a warm dish, with linseed oil rubbedin with a piece of linen, changing the linen until the table top is perfectly dry. White spots are removed by rubbing them with a piece of flannel and turpentine, repeating the application if necessary, and in any case rubbing with a good will until patience and strength are about exhausted. Unsightly finger-marks disappear from varnished furniture when rubbed with sweet oil. THE newest and smartest little trinket with which to deck the feminine person (says the Sun) is a short gold chain, very fine and delicate, and about 12in. long. At the ends are crystal pendants, pear-shaped, heart-shaped, or made to represent four-leaf clovers. They are coloured like the costly gems, and will suit the COIOlW of all gows. They are to be knotted around a four-in-hand tie, to fasten a lace scarf, or to drape the froy.. Cj h- norsage to the right or left, and, prettiest of all, th-sj fasten the open fronts of fancy bodices. WHEN advanced ideas came into vogue and were applied to the upbringing of babies, the first act of the reformers was to discard the old-fashioned cradle. It was said not to be healthy for the young child to be subjected to the see-saw motion of the rockers. Now, a lady doctor announces her belief that baby needs a cradle to get a little exercise and to ensure a healthy circulation of the blood. She discarded the cradle for herown children, but for her grandchildren she has grown wiser. She declares the cradle is not an addler of infantile brains, but only sends the necessary amount of blood to all parts of the body. NEW arrangements for the neck trimmings (re- marks Lady Jane" in the London Journal) of summer frocks are without number; the most popular are the stocks of silk covered with and edged with lace having long loose ends; the stock is sometimes held in place by a band of velvet ribbon fastened with a crescent brooch. Large collars and revers of embroidery and tucking combined are very much used. The bow which holds the revers together is of satin ribbon. Stocks of hem-stitched linen, with revers and front pieces of the same, are worn with combination belts and bews of satin ribbon. Three shades of ribbon tied in front will make a pretty stock to wear with a turn-over lace collar. THE tailor-made girl who wishes to do the real smart thing nowadays no longer carries a handsome purse in her hand, nor does she wear it strung about her neck on one of the long chains so lately fashion- able. She keeps her change carefully tucked away in some of the many tiny pockets with which her tailor suit is so plentifully. supplied. All she is supposed to want in the way of money for cab-fares, ice-cream. &c., can be carried in this way.



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