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��Speaking of Styles — Did You Ever Wear the "Mouchoir Tete"?

NEARLY a hundred thousand women and girls over ten years of age in Haiti wear the mouchoir iete or headkerchief. This is wound around the head bandanna fashion. On Sundays and special occasions the foulard is worn. It is made of silk or of mercerized cotton with brocaded figures woven in it.

The tastes of the Haitian women run the whole gamut of colors. Black is a favorite color of the people, but they are fond of solid reds, \-ellows, oranges and purples. The principal defect of the colors is that they are not fast colors. A headkerchief and a heavy rain make a sorry sight of an\' woman in Haiti.

Practically the entire supply of headkerchiefs has come from Europe for many years. The jManchester district supplies the bulk of the cottons, while the others come from Belfast.

���We have it now Henceforth ice cream

��the soda water fountain in a railway car. sodas will lighten our journeys

��A California Novelty in Street Signs

VENICE, California, has a street with possibilities. It marks the corner of Swan Avenue. Instead of carrying the regulation lettering, it is shaped like the bird from which the avenue takes its name and is painted white.

If this idea were ex- tended to other cities we would see a general en- livening of our corners. There would be portrait galleries for such streets as Washington, Madison, Adams, and the like, while symbols could be found readily enough for Cherr>^ Pearl and Wall Streets. Municipal Art Commissions might pass upon the sign painter's work so that the cherry would not be mistaken for an apple or the swan for a goose.

After viewing the cam- paign portraits, it is just as well, perhaps, that the project has not been seriously considered.


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���It would not require a very great knowledge of English to read the name of this avenue

��The Traveler's Soda Fountain Is an Adjunct to the Dining Car

AMERICAN fondness for soda water has led to the Establishment of soda fountains in many foreign places frequented by American travelers. Cities as wide apart as Paris and Havana have set up soda fountains to assuage the national thirst ol the American sojourning within their gates.

But here in the United States no effort was made to satisfy the cravings of the traveler temporarily separated from his — or should it be her? — favorite nut sundae dispenser. A short time ago a clever railroad man, whose first thought is always for the comfort of his passengers, was won- dering wha t his road could do to make its guests forget the tedium of travel. "I have it," he exclaimed, "a soda foun- tain!" So now when you a-journeying go, you may find yourself in a car in the end of which is a reg- ular soda fountain capable of supplying all sorts of sweet concoctions and soft drinks.

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