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DRESS REFORM FOR THE =■* PLATFORM. '\ Miss Ethel Leginska, a brilliant vounn pianist is pioneer of a new platfoii garb for women performers She appeared at her recital in the Aeolian Hall. London, recentlly i n a vel vet suit, looking for all the 'world like MilW picture of "Bubbles" (only "he happened to wear a skirt instead of knickerbockers). Her jacket was cut like a boy's with lace at the collar and cuffs. It opened over a vest of blue silk, with a cascaded lace falling down the centre. The, B kirt ' was short and plain, with no frills or furbelows, but just a row of buttons from waist to hem. "I do not see why men should be so comfortable in their suits and women so ridiculously uncomfortable in their plat form gowns," Miss Leginska said to a reporter. "I have seen." she added with a smile a certain well-known pianist get so entangled in her long train at one concert that she literally fell off the platform when she had to make her exit. "Trains are all very well for singerg but for pianists—No. They are so apt to catch in the pedals, and, perhaps, ruin one's peace of mind for the rest of the performance. "The same may be said of the decollete evening dress. I have sometimes not been able to give my arms full play because of the tight strap over the shpul. Mr Hugh Pewton, the baritone, told : an "Express" representative that he wat decidedly against freak platform cos- ■ tume. "Ladies need not tight lace," he.saiaj "nor men wear high or tight collars— - but that is quite dress reform enough. "You will never seen such .well-known artists as Mesdames Clara Butt, Louise Dale, Margaret Cooper, Carreno, Evelyn Suart (all these ladies are always beautifully dressed) adopt the short skirt and jacket advocated by Miss Leginska. "We do not find that these ladies fall over their long skirts and get the'train*'' of their gowns wound round the J lei* : ' : of the accompanist, or catch in the pedah of the piano. ■■"'.)_■'■ • "It is not necessary to be badly dressed i: ' to be comfortable." "• ' .-.<:■ ■WOMEN IN TURKEY.The exact relationship between a-pplt - tical constitution and feminine attire ~H~' not evident at the first glance, built seems to be none the less true that einin i:> cipation in Turkey applies to thecoma* - quite as much as to the men. Hareinlife, while by no mans a thing of the ■ past, has at least been robbed- of many p of its historic features, and the rules' of seclusion, if not abolished altogether, have at least been measurably relaxed. I The veil will not quite disappear, hut it ': will be thinner and more V and to raise it will no longer be regarded ; as a proof of female depravity.' Very few Turkish ladies have ever been away., from the place they were born in; a fat have got away, and under the old regime would not have Been allowed to- return, but now that is all changed, ■ and in future wives will go abroad; when {heir husbands are sent. The present dress .will-only undergo* slight modification.. Insttad'' of the shapeless out-of £ dbor'cloak,' tfc'e : Turkish lady can now wear weltfitting dresses* or jackets and skirts, and be as 'mnart and trim as her European sisters In public, but she must not -wear a hat yet, and her head will be entirely enveloped in a sort, of hood attached to the neck'of her dress or coat, and made of the, : same material as her costume. The women will no longer be shut up in a closely-shutterea . house on a hot summer's day.'They, even already go about in open and are to be seen enjoying themselves on the water in the afternoons arid'evenings. - - - . But does anyone suppose that Turkisli women will be happier than they "were . before? They are now fairly on , the Toaa toward the nightmare called civilisation, - and before long they may even have suffragette clubs and be fully initiated into the system of trial marriages which pre« vails here under the protection 1 of our dk vorce laws. So far as we may judge from reliable accounts of harem life in j Turkey, the lot of the married womaa in Turkey seems to be by no means unv enviable. Domestic concord is the rule, rather than the exception, and the mv terests of the woman are protected m> much by the law of the land as by tht kindliness and indulgence of the husband. The Turkish woman is now very, much in the position of her progenitor Eve when she left the Garden of Eden, ex» cept that Eve was driven forth, whereat her descendant has gone voluntarily. Her. emancipation may lead to ultimate' wl*< dom. There is a possibility of it, but her progress thereto will be a painful one. TESTED RECIPES. _ | ." WHEN ONE HAS A COUGH. A medical journal is authority for the ■ statement that a tablespoonful of glj' cerine in hot milk or cream will at one* - relieve the most violent attack of cougS ing. This is a simple, easily obtained" and harmless remedy, and if it keeps good its promise will prove to be of great value. Equally simple and quite effective is the use of a glycerine and watef spray through an atomiser; this is ap> plied directly to the inflamed or irritated surfaces, in attacks of influenza, cold*, in the head, sore throat, and like troubles glycerine mixed with three times its bulk of boiled and cooled water is an invaluable remedy. POTATO SALAD. Four large potatoes are cooked and mashed smoothly, a couple of onions minced, and mixed with the potato. A dressing is made from the yolks of three hard-boiled eggs, one small cupful of vinegar, one teaspoonful of salt,, one dessertspoonful of celery-seed, a little pepper, a teaspoonful of prepared mustard, and a teaspoonful of melted butter. The yolks are mashed and mixed with the butter, the other ingredients added, and mixed well with the potato. Serve very cold, garnished with the whites of the eggs cut in rings, and with fancy sections of pickled beets. EGG CUTLETS. Cover half a dozen eggs with cold water and simmer for half an hour; when cold shell and cut into small pieces; put two tablespoonfuls of butter and four of flour in a saucepan, set over fire until mixed, add one and one-half cup of milk, and stir until thick and smooth. Season with scant teaspoonful of salt, , a pinch of pepper, and ten drops of onion juice; acid one tablespoonful of chopped parsley and the eggs cut in small pieces and sot away until cold. Dust the li.anda with flour and mould into small cutlets, dip into beaten egg, roll in bread or cracker crumbs, and fry in deep fat until a rich brown. The eggs may be mixed the day before wanted for use. ,

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WOMEN'S REALM., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 71, 24 March 1909

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WOMEN'S REALM. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 71, 24 March 1909