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"HE-MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 19 JO
IMITATION TURKEYS ON THE TABLE
VIE WITH REAL ONES ON THE PLATTER
GIVING the eye something to be thankful for n well as the atotoncb
should be the olio of every housekeeper who dellghti In assembling
her fatuity find guests around her Thanksgiving dinner table. So
she should try to decorate her board In nwordnnce with the Ideas
suggested by the festal season, and the turkey should piny a part on the table
as well as on the platter. The Illustration shows a table prettily decorated
for Thanksgiving day. The principal ornaments are. of course, papier mache
facsimiles In mlnature of the "national bird." He is shown strutting In all
i his pride and also prepared, nicely browned, for the carving knife. The cen
ter of the table is taken up by a brown split bamboo basket filled with nuts
and fruit Leading to the basket are strings of raisins, the dark red of which
blend nicely with the other decorations. Cranberries may be URed effectively
to alternate with the raisins. On the candle shades Is one of the most
effective details of . the decorations full heads of' wheat with full, plump
kernels, by means of which Imaginative guests may symbolize for themselves
the harvest season happily ended about Thanksgiving time. Other features
of effective decoration will suggest themselves to the Ingenious hostess. .
'-,.-.-" FRANCES WARD.
- WOMEN'S ACTIVITIES.
Mrs. Ella Flagg Toting, Chica
go's superintendent of schools,
is greatly Interested In a move
ment toward safeguarding the
eyes of public school pupils.
Mme. Paulhan, wife of the fa
mous aviator. Is an. Intrepid aero
planlst, and at least half a dozen
other women are said to be learn
ing to fly. Some one facetiously
calls them ladybirds.
At the recent meeting of the
Grand Army of the Republic
Commander. in Chief Van Sant
advocrtted the erection of a
monument to the memory of
America's women to be placed
on the battlefield at Gettysburg.
? -'Olive Downes Is the name of a
trained nurse for 'animals . In
Mrs. Minnie Sherman of Fres
no, CaL, has planted and owns a
great vineyard. She has over a
hundred employees on her ranch, '
Including experts In viticulture,
stenographers, bookkeepers and
all sorts of laborers.
A Clavar Woman Advartiaar.
,'A. Frenchwoman who represents a
firm of Farts dressmakers has evolved
a; profession ' which sounds as . If It
might be rather Interesting. She visits
fashionable pleasure resorts and stays
t leading hotels long enough to make
friends. She gives luncheons and
bridge parties and never ' wears the
same gown .twice. Naturally dress Is
much discussed at . her parties, and
nany orders are sent to Paris . for
gowns Just like hers. ' Of course she
sever lets' her business be known. "
SEVERELY PLAIN. BUT VERY SMART.
THE PILLBOX AND THE FLOWERPOT HAT
THE vogue of the hat coming well down over the face continues and
will probably. endure all winter, according to present indications of
the hat; modes. Women find the hats becoming, and It Is believed
that the men folks like their appearance on their womankind, so there
la' bo reason to expect their early decline. Many big bats are also seen, of
and they are greatly in favor
the big hat costs more and their trimming Is more expensive, so the vogue of
the round models may be accounted for lu this way. ' x
The two hats shown are exceedingly smart The one on the right with a
high inverted flowerpot shape is made of dark purple velvet faced with a
lighter shade of satin.. Its only trimming is a big wired bow of the facing
material. The two dents In the brim give this bat an especially fetching look.
The other hat is sometimes known as the "pillbox" shape. It is severely plain
In outline. The material Is silk beaver of almost any dark shade. Beaver
bata have lost little of their popularity, by the way. . rr--tl flUareV i
. -, ,
Singer and Introducer of Modaa.
On her recent arrival In New York
Mme. Jane Noria, the famous sing
er, who a year ago brought the hobble
skirt to these shores, introduced a gar
ment which .was rjuite as startling.
When she .ame down the gangplank
she seemed to have on a black recep
tion gown of the most modish cut, but
when she turned her back it trans
formed Itself into a white suit Ex
amination brought out the fact that
the coat which was visible only from
the back, was white with blue satin
-touches here and there. It was made
A Hint For tha 8eamatrata.
. . Instead of basting long seams It Is
a good plan ti use paper fasteners and
avoid unnecessary work. .These fas
teners, which are like little clips, are
used by business men to hold papers
together. A few of them placed along
a. seam wl'.l hold the edges together
while they are stitched on the ma
chine. ."- :, ' '
It would seem that even footwear Is
following the trend of the Impractical
seen In woman's dress this fall.
The suede shoe Is none too practical,
but it has absolutely lost its popularity
in " favor of the velvet boot, which
comes in all colors. So does the satin
boot, which Is even less durable.
' Value of the Mirror.
' "A mirror." says a well known,
graceful actress, "Is the best, thing
that a woman can have to aid her in
curing ' awkwardness. With careful
study the most ungainly movements
can be made' graceful, and the gawk
lsh motions that one is apt to become
used to are easily dispelled."
for evening wear. Speaking generally,
Two of the
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By SAMUEL E. BRANT
Copyright, 1910, by American Preaa
"These cases of rich people return-'
ing from Europe," I said to a New
York customs inspector,, "must Inter
est you greatly." -
"Not for their ingenuity," he replied.
"These millionaires are very stupid In
their devices for concealing dutiable
goods. Our most Interesting cases are
the professionals, who are faiuHhir
with the old dodges and constantly In
venting new ones.
"A few years ago 1 was cabled from
Southampton by a confederate detec
tive that a regular smuggler named
Kelsner at least that was one of his
names had gone aboard a liner with
a large number of diamonds.
"On the day the steamer arrived I
was on the dock, and there was Kels
ner coming down the gangplank look
ing as innocent-as a three-year-old
child. Usually there is an Intent look
In a smuggler's eye which if careful
ly scrutinized betrays him. But Keis
ner did not look worried a bit I had
blin and his baggage taken into a pri
vate room and went through both. I
split his boot heels. I combed his hair
and beard. An enormous silver watch
he wore looked suspicious, for I had
known smugglers to have tiny works
put la big watches aud fill the empty
space with jewels. But the watch was
genuine. I demolished his cigars.
"In short, there was nothing about
him that could be made hollow that I
didn't destroy. When I had finished 1
had found nothing dutiable and had
over $40 to pay for demolished prop
erty. I was obliged to let the man go
through, but I sent a detective to keep
him in sight
"My man shadowed him . for . two
weeks, when he was seen to .enter a
diamond merchant's shop.' When he
came out he had sold $20,000 Worth of
diamonds. The next day he was shad
owed to another shop, where he? dis
posed of as much more, and so on 'at
Intervals until he had got rid of $100,-
000 worth of stones ,, . ,..., ;
"Mind you, I wasn't shadowing him
to get the duty on these stones, for
how could I prove they wrere, smug
gled? My object was to get .on to an
other device lu order to scotch It when
1 met It again and to gratify my curi
osity. I will admit that the latter
was my principal reason.. I sent for
Keisner and told-4ilm I knew he had
smuggled In the diamonds and gave
him to understand that I had some
proof of the fact Of course he de
nied the charge, but I kept up the
bluff for some time, then admitted
there was some question as to whether
the government could convict him. I
offered not to- prosecute him If be
would confess and reveal to me' how
he . had worked his scheme. - He
fought shy for awhile, then told me
that if I would give him a bond of in
demnity for himself and any other
person or persons concerned with him
he would tell me the' story. I pro
duced the bond, and he fulfilled his
port of the contract.,
"As soon as he had engaged his
stateroom on the steamer he cabled
the number to a confederate In New
York. -The confederate engaged the
room for the return trip abroad.
Keisner went aboard on sailing day
with the diamonds, carrying in a
satchel a bit and brace, a narrow saw
and a little paint. He knew what
color the paint should be, for be had
visited the room before. He bored a
hole In the floor out of sight un
der the berth, where It' would not be
noticed, Inserted his saw, cut out a
small section of flooring, put la the
diamonds, replaced the section of
plank, daubed the edges with the
paint, and the property was safely
"When he came ashore there was no
occasion for him to betray excitement,
for he had no diamonds In his posses
sion. He had left them on the ship.
No wonder that he looked uncon
cerned while we were searching prop
erty that might contain them. Indeed,
the diamonds remained where he had
hidden them till the day the vessel
sailed on her return trip.
' "Shortly before she pulled out of the
dock Kelsner's confederate, who had
engaged the stateroom where the dia
monds were hidden, went to the room
with his wife and daughters, who
were there to see him off, took up the
section of flooring, secured the stones
and distributed them among the mem-,
bers of his family. Then when the
ship was about to cast off they went
ashore, bidding him goodby with tears
In their eyes, and stood waving to him
from the dock until he . was out of
"Now, wasn't this a pretty dish to
set before the collector T .
"The confederate was obliged to go
across. He took the . next steamer
back and the' day after he landed
turned the jewels over to Keisner, who
sold them and divided the profits."
The inspector paused, lighted a cigar
I gave him In lieu of remuneration for
bis story and renlarked:
"No; the efforts of these amateur
smugglers among the millionaires does
not Interest us customs men; It's too
dead easy to get on to their schemes.
The women do It all, and although a
woman may be tricky In some ways
she Isn't In others. She can't lay any
such deep plan as that . originated by
Keisner. Without taking their hus
bands Into their confidence they get up
some old time device that we've long
been on to, get; caught, of course, and
their husbands have to stand in the
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MULES FOR SALE.
By each trip of the S. S. Enter- (
prise we are receiving afresh supply ' ,
of California Horses and Mules.
Write for costs, stating size and kind(
of animals wanted. We are hand
ling only young and sound animals
mm ure m um)sii,iou w give you ine
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LODGE-MAU I, No. 984, A. F. & A. M
Slated mceuiiL'g will be held at
Masrmic Hull, Kahului, on the first
Saturday niifht of each month at 7.30
Visiting brethren are cordially in.
vited to attend.
J. N. S. WILLIAMS 14. W. M.
t. f. Secretary.
Al.OIIA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHTS
Regular meetings will le held at the
Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailuku, oa the
second and fourth Saturday of each
All visiting members are cordially in
vited to attend.
L. M. BALDWIN, C. C.
,( IOIIN I. WALSH. K. OP Rt r
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