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WOMAN'S WORLD. I TIGHT WAISTS OR FULL. More and more is it evident that the full blouse waÚ!t is going out of fashion and close fitting waists are coming in again. In cloth, veiling, silk or any material intended for spring or summer wear, the waist made with the folds or the material draped tight around the figure, quite doing away with the low bust effect, are to be seen on all sorts of gowns, and a short bolero may be worn with such a waist with good effect, because the waist then has the appear- ance under the bolero of being a wide girdle. c wide girdle effect now has a long point more oikn than the straight, round appearance that was prophesied for it. There are so few figures on which the round waist looks well that for the majority of women the return to favour of the long point is a positive boon. JACKETS AND COATS. Very becoming is the costume with the skirt and fancy jacket to be worn over a waist of the same colour, or the blouse of lingerie-for that these separate waists of lingerie and lace are as popular as ever there is no gainsaying—and the short jacket with the slashed sleeves, most elaborately trimmed and very charm- ingly executed, looks especially well over an elaborate blouse of this sort. There is a great deal of white noticeable in the trimming of all costumes fot the spring, and this of course affords an opportunity for a lot of white in the waist much the most satisfactory place to have it, by the way, for there is then not the same danger of its being quickly soiled, and in a way that cannot easily be made clean, whereas the blouse can be laundered or cleaned without any difficulty. The same rule applies to the more severe style of long coat and skirt, which is made up in gowns in- tended both for morning and afternoon. In truth, the length of the long coats is almost too exaggerated on some of the pongee and cloth gowns; while the three-quarters length in silk or veiling is so elaborate in detail as to seem almost like a reception gown. WRINKLES. One of the most agitating moments of a woman's life (writes a contributor to Chic under the head of Toilet-Table Talk ") is when she becomes aware of the unwelcome appearance of wrinkles. They have come so gradually that it is with a shock of surprise the first little lines which mar the smooth skin are discovered. And yet this evil moment might in many cases have been kept at bay, if care had been taken from childhood to prevent their growth. In all cases, prevention is better than cure, and children should be taught from the commencement not to screw up the eyes and purse the mouth into odd shapes, &e. It is easy to call to mind a hundred-and-one little manneris^ja of the kind to which the children of one s ncxjttwfetanee are addicted. And it stands to reason that years of habit must bring those lines which 'will spoil the feminine peace of mind. Much time and patience are required to eradicate wrinkles, and some of long standing are almost hopeless. Electricity is said to do wonders, and careful massage night and morning with some good skin food will do much good. But it should be borne in mind that the massage must be kept up, or the last state of those tell-tale furrows will be worse than the first! By the aid of a good light and clear mirror, a thorough examination should be made of the wrinkles on the face of beauty, and where possible the movements of the muscles that have caused the lines should be at once arrested. There are, however, many lines which mark their way on the facethat give further beauty and ex- pression, and which one would far rather see than the smooth untroubled skin of a woman verging towards middle age. Those which are brought through laughter and kindly smiles, or the upright lines on the forehead, telling of thought, and perhaps some sorrow, give a greater beauty and feeling to the face of woman or man. Wrinkles are sad tell-tales of character. An Italian author has said that a man's history can be written from his wrinkles, and certainly it is easy to pick out the wrinkles brought by ill-temper. The small lines called crow's feet" at the corners of the eyes are sup- j posed to appear about the fortieth year, and are consequently much dreaded. We hear of a lady, however, who managed to keep these dreaded signs of age back by having springs fixed at the corners of her eyes, so that the skin was stretched over them during sleep. Surely the wrinkles were preferable! A. HINT TO HOSTESSES. The woman with a wart suffers martyrdom before dining out lest she be placed where her facial peculiarity be rendered con- spicuous. Most women have been through the trying ordeal of dining at a house where the lights have been so arranged as to show up every blemish of age, and place even the most beautiful girl at a disadvantage, and few, however charming the hostess may be, care to repeat this unpleasant ex- perience. Hostesses who would be popular should, however, attend personally to the lighting of their dinner tables and drawing-rooms, and see that this is carried out in the most becoming manner pos- sible. Candles are, unquestionably, to be pre- ferred but electric light, properly shaded, is almost as good, provided such shades take either a pink or rose hue. Yellow and red rank next, but the latter must not be very deep, or it will keep the light back too much. Green and blue are colours to be avoided when electric, candle, or lamp shades are concerned. ONE WOMAN'S WORK. America again sends us interest- ing news. Some time ago the municipal administration of Chicago appointed Mrs. Paul to be a member of the board for the supervision of the roads. It was her own choice to take charge of one of the worst and most neglected neighbourhoods, and this, under her management, soon became a reformed district. In fact, so marked was her success that she has now been appointed general supervisor of the department, which means that the entire control of the roads of the whole town has been put into her hands. Other interesting news from across the big pond is that in the State of Kentucky a negress, who has studied the laws and passed the necessary examinations, has been admitted to the legal profession. This has attracted a great deal of attention, and will, no doubt, be noted here as well, where, as will be remembered, Miss Cave has recently tried in vain to obtain recognition at the Bar. A SONG OF SUNSHINE. Oh, the world's running over with loving and laughter, Is g r, With sunshine and happy SODgj And spite of the clouds comes the shining after, The shadows are never for long, After the rain comes the bursting flower, I %e fragradee'of ail things sweet, Robms so glad of the dancing shower, Larks in the tossing wheat. And all the way is the heartsease growing, By paths where our feet are led, Violets low in the grass arc showing How bille ape the skies o'trhead. Oh, the world's running over with blessing and beauty; And we, as we pass along, Will find in the grim old path called Duty Sunshine and flowers and song. Though clouds may marshal themselves together, With thunder and rain and blast, Surely will, follow the glad, bright weather, Sunshine will conquer at last! I

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