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SECOND SERIES

$250 Given Away

For Answers to the Following Questions

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Ten Prizes of $25 Each

E publish this month the
Second Series of Prize
Questions, by the answers

to which we will determine the value to our readers of the various contents of THE DELINEATOR-its Fashions for Ladies, Misses, Little Folks; its Stories, Essays, Poems, Needlework, Domestic Topics, Advertisements. As before, the prizes will be divided among those whose answers form the majority vote of the participants and whose reasons for their answers appear best, thus giving us a definite basis for determining the Departments and the features that prove of the greatest interest.

An answer can be made to any specific question, and so apply for one prize, or answers can be made to all the questions, and so be eligible for all the prizes; but no answer will be considered unless it is accompanied by the coupon printed at the bottom of this page. Answerswithout the reasons therefor-should be made in the blank lines left opposite the questions; the reasons must be given on a separate sheet.

Answers should be mailed not later than the first of the month for which the offer is made for instance, not later than September 1st for the questions in the September number. Prizes for this series will be awarded October 1st.

It is our purpose to make a similar offer in each number of the Magazine for some time longer. it will pay you, therefore, to carefully study the contents of THE DELINEATOR month by month, for the prizes will be gained by those who suggest by their answers how the Magazine can be made even better than it now is.

Address all letters on this subject to

Prize Question Editor

THE DELINEATOR, 7 to 17 West 13th Street NEW YORK

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(1) Which one Ladies' Figure in the present number is most attractive to you, and why?

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(2) Which one of the Ladies' Styles illustrated on pages 323 to 345 is likely to be the most popular, and why?

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(3) Which one of the Styles issued for Juvenile wearers pleases you most, and why?

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(4) Which one of the Hats illustrated in the Millinery Department will be most becoming to the average woman?

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(5) Do you make use of the Needlework Department? (Knitting, Crocheting, Netting, Tatting, Drawn-Work, Fancy Stitches, LaceMaking); if so, which design in this number have you reproduced?

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(6) Is it your opinion that a good serial story increases the circulation of a magazine? If not, why?

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(7) Do you find the pages of Illustrated Cookery more helpful than the recipes given in the department of the Kitchen? Which particular one in either department have you tried this month?

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(8) Which advertisement interests you most, and why?

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(9) Which advertisement have you answered.

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(10) From cover to cover what feature, illustration, description or advertisement has left the deepest impression on your mind?

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In each blank space mark your choice. Give your reasons for the choice on a separate piece of paper bearing the same number as the blank. Send this page of THE DELINEATOR, thus marked, and your reasons to Prize Question Editor, THE DELINEATOR, 7-17 West 13th Street. Do not include any other business of any kind in the letter. Be sure to sign your name and address below.

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Points About Butterick Patterns

Absolutely Reliable as ever, and with an excellence of Detail that has never been approached
elsewhere, the Butterick Patterns of latest production can be purchased at 5, 10, 15,
20 and 25 Cents, according as the Styles range from Simplicity to Elaborateness.

HOW TO TAKE MEASURES FOR BUTTERICK PATTERNS

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Important Facts About "Seam Allowances" and "Outlets"

For the Pattern of a Lady's Waist or any Garment requiring a Bust Measure to be taken. Measure around the body,
OVER the dress, close under the arms; draw closely, but not too tight.

For the Pattern of a Lady's Skirt or any Garment requiring that a Waist or Hip Measure be taken.-Take the Waist
Measure OVER the Dress, when the Waist and Hip Measures fairly correspond with proportionate measures
in Scale No. 2. When the hips are large in proportion to the waist, take the Hip Measure, passing the Tape
easily around the Hips, about five inches below the waist.

For the Pattern of a Lady's Sleeve.-Measure around the upper arm, one inch below the lower part of the arm-hole, drawing the tape closely-NOT TOO TIGHT.

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OUTLETS-By the word "Outlet" is meant extra material allowed additional to the inch or 4 inch Seam Allowance." Outlets are allowed only on Edges where possibly additional or less material may be required in fitting. In other words, there is an extra Allowance in the Pattern at each Edge where an Outlet or Reduction may be necessary in the Garment, and where it may be made without harm to the general shapeliness and fit. In Patterns for Body-garments "Outlets are usually along Shouider Edges, Under-Arm Edges, Back Edges of Sleeve Portions, and the Edges of such other portions as might be affected by alterations in the Shoulder, UnderArm or Sleeve Seams. In Patterns for Skirts, and for other Styles not Body-garments, Out lets are also allowed as may be advantageous. In each case where an Outlet is allowed, a Border Line of Large Perforations follows each Edge in the Patterns where the Basting should be made in the Garment.

When a Garment, cut by a BUTTERICK PATTERN, has the Basting Seams taken along the lines of perforations where Outlets are provided, and the other Seams taken at the proper distance from the edges (that is, 3 inch or 4 inch, as may be specified in the label), such Garments will usually fit the wearer accurately, without alteration being required at any of the Seams. When, however, alteration is found necessary, it should be made at the Seams where Outlets are allowed.

Any person using our Patterns, who will bear in mind the above facts relative to them, will avoid errors caused by disregarding the instructions given about Seams and Outlets to be found in the Pattern Labels.

Girls and Children

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BUST

WAIST

AGE

BUST

WAIST

19%.

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9

26

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In Ordering Patterns for a Miss or Little Girl it is usual to order

by the Age; but when she is extra large or small for her
Age, instead of ordering by Age, order by Bust or Waist
Measure, but give the Age also, taking the measures the
same as for Ladies.

For the Pattern of a Hat, Bonnet, Hood, etc.-For Children and Youths it is customary to order by the Age:
but when the Head is extra large or small for the Age, instead of ordering by Age,
order by Head Measure or Hat Size. For Adults, order by Head Measure or Hat
Size. To measure, put the Measure about the Head, drawing it closely-NOT
TOO TIGHT.

For the Pattern of a Doll, or for a Set of Patterns for Garments for a Doll, whether Lady,
Gentleman, Girl, Boy or Baby, take the Actual Length of the Doll from the Top of
the Head to the Sole of the Foot, measuring PARALLEL with the Doll and NOT along
the CONTOUR.

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Breast Measures for Overcoats should be Two Inches
larger than the Breast Measures given above.

For the Pattern of a Man's or Boy's Coat or Vest.-Meas-
ure around the Body, UNDER the jacket, close
under the arms. drawing the tape closely-NOT
TOO TIGHT. In ordering for a boy, give the
Age also.

For the Pattern of a Man's or Boy's Overcoat. -Measure
around the Breast, OVER the coat that is to be
usually worn. In ordering for a boy, give the
Age also.

For the Pattern of a Man's or Boy's Trousers.-Measure around the Body, OVER the trousers at the waist, drawing the tape closely-NOT TOO TIGHT. In ordering for a boy, give the Age also.

For the Pattern of a Man's or Boy's Shirt.-For the size of the Neck, measure the exact size where the Neck-Band encircles it, and allow one inch-thus: if the exact size be 14 inches, select a pattern marked 15 inches. For the Breast, Measure around the Body, OVER the vest, UNDER the jacket or coat, close under the arms, drawing it closely-NOT TOO TIGHT. In ordering a Boy's Shirt Pattern, give the Age also.

WE SELL TAPES: Tapes with Inches and Centimeters at 10 Cents and 15 Cents each.

5-Cent ones are good; 10-Cent ones are better; 15-Cent ones are best.

THE BUTTERICK PUBLISHING CO., Limited, 7 to 17 WEST THIRTEENTH STREET, NEW YORK

F. P. C. WAX

A specially imported wax, chemically treated, so that when it is once rubbed over the iron, the latter is cleaned as if my magic. It prevents all odor, giving the work that beautiful silky polish sought for by the laundress.

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WHY?

Because each fine cut stick of F. P. C. Wax is

in an automatic wooden holder, which keeps it

from dripping; it never loses shape, and is good until the last particle of wax is used. The handle saves your fingers from burns.

If your grocer tries to substitute the old wax that spoils your
ironing and your temper, send 10 cents for two sticks to the

FLAME PROOF COMPANY,

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NEW YORK

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