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, yJe TOlle ha 3 BOassteraMe artistic : will have the sign a* Willie painted it.
%r md war.tfd tn becom* a ?isr- pa:—- What is the. »lm? For the neatest and
H« practised em a fence which hi* best three answers we offer the choice of
r *er ls» a i' ist built " Th ° next day. to his an interring book, a sterling silver Trib
t fee found that his father nad torn i:n« badge, a box of water color paints, a.
jjjyTthe fence and had used the Boards pet of Scottish postcards or an imitation
J^2J «rother fenre. In *° dome he li-id i ivory paper knife.
jL^jr^ed lh(k boarflS, find spoiled Wil- It i.« not necessary to send in th* areom
i-«Wn- Sf * 5f 50U c * n crt the boards panylng picture with your answer, al
r- train and arrange them OS that you i though you may do »o if you wish.
The Story of Samson
.( _ 8 h?r c » and my name i.« Samscn.
Nt r.«JT' ■•* piv<*n to me because I
J^g<>b:?«3d strops. My life has been
tferent from that of most horses,
_j fcr ±i? reason Tihrn I heard of the
fiMitß't par" of The Tribune I decided
jTrr^e a ftory for it all aDout myself
•* ti« thir.? c I have seen. There -was
«iif BBSSOiI about my early years, but
•. o j} 18 - prntra up and was be
_2s£ to b<? of fome use in the world
r^uTeae day P"Jt into a boat and taken
' g zgtzi about twenty miles out in the
-(j-. From that day to this I have
jptrK* 3 ar" horse and have had to
ti udetj' among oiher kinds of ani
lit roj*:« f^ l the boat was a rather
iX32? experience, and H was a few
&$ before "»y nerves had recovered
*— tif »-• s cf the excitement enough
st Ist =s itedy my new surrounding?.
ties i d. . begin to look about me it;
Sst take long to see nearly everything
•••r* ins t» be teen,- for the island was
bt «ver. miles around. It was mostly
tJ isd rugr<=>d. the coast being strewn
ta peat bowlders. But I became very
jsi of the fine pine trees that grew
fefcy ia BOin* parts, he more so because
£ lie numbers of sea gulls that came
« :w la their branches. I found that
*t sc«t Important things in the little
mH to whidi I had come were the
IfgHßta that warned fishing vessels
pat ror:. tc keep off the dangerous
as that carrojaded the island and tho
ra that vas -?ed for the same porposo
era tii* fee made it impossible for the
tiers to see the island by day. or tha
ttt br Bdjht. I thought this horn made
2 TSMt horrible noise I had ever heard,
slfcave prown po accustomed to it now
a: it doesn't trouble me any more. Be
ss? there sometimes wreciis in
ptcf buth li?htnous<? and fog horn. there
us i hi Ea.-.-inr station where ttert were
tan h^at? and brave «l«ii ready to go
stterefue of ihos»e in distress, and at
m tat of the inland there lived a few
Ssr2?n ■with their families.
:Mnf to the li£bthoas« kmrn^tr, and
b»cS hit wife and children have beta
to me. Th«y are not only kind.
te«arh mot int»l!isent. I imaein*. than
tas uettmga usually are. snd so I have
tai such l«*ss lonely in my peculiar
txif~i •--- •— ■. may imagine. Every
tsttrt, in fact, is fond of animals, and
Sntwfld b» quite surprised to see how
ici'r « lire together. If you nhould
tflaTsu rouM find pigeons, rhirken*.
S2, fcnros. ocep. cowi, children and my-
Forecasts of Coming Modes
Great Designers Express Contradictory Opinions
-Eclecticism the Probable Outcome.
Fart?. January 11,
it tin **»><■>- of the year fashionable
*wm, tr» le?;= occiir^d n-ith the modes
<*J» M than irtt* those to come.
"»■ Besth of January la «p*>iit chiefly in
ItoliflM couturier**, and l^n? and fre-
Cest ar« tb» <v}r.sulla»k»ns before any de
**• i* reached.
A *ir»ifr.t th<* gam of the greatest ele-
R«t ar% worn on the Ftage. These are
J°tnaient?. at which all the world may
'ask. an/j r<?w pi ay « seec^ 1/ut pretexts for
Brt coftumir.r. ThOF» who design the
P*ss --> to Jttd£« their rffect; others jro
i<3> rr. and ftin othrrs ■•. «•«». admire and
"■ 8 " I<r r. N>w oosTumes desiened for Monte
*S *re pr*rar*^ - t«>i the crcat«>st mv
QuiPTiy sent <••'* to flash thpir
ft ki'hi-rp. «t the Casino and in the
**«':? th* grra.t d^sienrrs therf i"; a
**&T cf opinions conrernir.s the coming
*%. -Lrss nmate the skirts, less tort-
draperies.' 1 cay» one. '"All the
**£tfei of the Second Empirf— lare frills.
j*^*kirts flounced to Use ivaiPt. short
r^** % .:<J firij,, draped shoulders." i=ays
. •** ! " *hos* word fa equally important,
•^ttct probably U that there wfH be the
f3f 35 * Plttsant eclecticism that has marked
*&*hiorw during the last several sea
1 Cadoabtedly we shall £e« fuller
Sffl a]s <> flounced ones, frills used with
J2£?" a "d much trimming of lace and
The ileeve will be made short,
l^ or «ithout the ti-ht lac*s undersleeve.
r^ 4 ""^ to individual taste. Necks will
j^j * round and collarless, with a ref
<■* titnid *-oacn at hand. In a broad
„ W black velvet ribbon to cover the
hzs" Jt Ir ' ay b<; fastened flat- with a
ti«<Z*? c °ra«o»ent or simply tied, in
- with lonjj ends.
(^t**«Op9 of the length of. coats that
ks&c-T "• lOnK burnished material for
** lwt< Wrtiera :- left on the same P leas "
«i4j>» .of P re 'fence. Those who love
fc«if.j'l* tl nat ura]y choose the short m.nd
b> ir^^. COat as lh « newest, yet there will
tit^ "> careful dreHsers, women of ex
%^ UU * t **"- »bo will order for their
«V«u Erdrob€ lon K. loose -cars of satin,
4^ OP * and linen. Of all 6hort or
«»^? COais tLo£e built on the line*
fctcL u<l *WilM bio .-<■ are the moet
U **tr2J'\ ■'•' «*«*"*. The Bored tskirt
v-ksutv -ksut r' aiy Bad "noothly over the hips,
t **«suJ^ < TT l e * £ins the rize; the belt ls or *
%*it& -.' I<>oec 'y "tted body part tends
firtjj'*^ of nwvement, while a eevcre
s? iaafc r ' at ' J Ustc nia^ be wUWWd in the
*^* of *■ ■•* *ti.: ■
*k^a Jnt^ 41 "" of <"" material M easily
■**.''■ * ttr et" t <o?tlJm « by the addi
**«Jt-i» tittle «ifc or 'ace 1;; , |( . , vi] ,
*'-«Uii,* J: 1 during Dm -prmf
**** vtrJ' V tailOr Cl coEtumes will be
**•*/, !^ lcrials usually referved for
"-^ as tiik ca£hmcre and voile
' . _^^ " ' fnl
self playing with each other, and you
would never see any quarrelling. My mas
ter has a doc, it Is true, who is sometimes
a little irritable, but we all understand
him and don't mind. He took a chill, poor
fallow, when he was In the water one
day and has been partly paralyzed ever
since,, and this has affected his temper.
One of the favorite playmates of the. chil
dren is an old gander, who. like myself,
has never seen another of his own kind
since coming here. I myself try to be as
agreeable as I can. and am always willing
to shake hands or do any other little
think like that when I am asked.
Sometimes we have visitors, and to me
they are always very interesting. When
they are being shown around I generally
so along if I am not busy, and this sur
prises them very much, as most people
are not used to seeing horses so fond of
human society. Just last summer there
were two men here who had been sent by
the government to see how we were man
aping the fishing, and when I saw them
going about with some of the men of the
inland I joined the party. I took a fancy
to one of the strangers and went up be
hind him and put my • head over his
Ehoulder. He looked around and was quite
startled when he saw me, but we soon
became very good friends. He was a
naturalist and was Interested In all the
animals, and was particularly pleased to
see Warn we lived together, big and little,
human and non-human, on such intimate
terms. Of course, to us who are used to
it this seems the most natural thing in
the world, although I can remember T?hen
I stop to think of it, and perhaps- the
gander can too, that in other places things
Another thing the. naturalist enjoyed
seeing was my master's collection of bird
skins. At night a great many birds are
attracted by the glare of the great lamp
In the lighthouse, and. flying toward it.
strike tho glass with such force that it
UilJ3 them. My master never kills wild
birds of any kind, but he gathers up the.
bodi« of these poor things that^ have met
their death through their own ignorance
and preserves their ekins. People who
like to know about all th* different kinds
of Wr«s are glad to be able to buy them
from him. He often finds birds that don't
live near here at all. but just pass on their
way from on" part of the world to an
' The visitors had to stay longer than
they expected because at the time when
they had planned to go the pea was so
and every variety of rr - in silk, wool
an cotton. Black tatiri of moire ill "bs
yspd on the=e costumes as a decorative
Tailored costumes of fine soft wool, to
wear at the sunny Riviera, show a coat
lining of softly woven ecru linen color,
dottod at effective distances, according to
the size of the dot. Edged with a narrow
bias band of the dress material, this lin
ing turns back to form a facing on col
lar, revert and cuffs. For the sake of
timid ■oula who fear always to depart
from th* strict!'- conventional, it may be
paid that nothing is 50 banal as a coat
lining of white silk or satin. The. lining
of a coat or garment, if not of the act
nhade of it, should always be of some
soft. street ton« of harmonizing color.
Many women of good taste love a coat lin
ing of soft brocaded silk— pale- col
or c<t flowers set on a creamy white ground.
With a black costume such a lining is
Hiarminjr. A lining Will** matches the
trimming of the pown adds an exquisite
touch to a costume. For example, a lons
Mack «=a tin garment, worn with a gown
of black mfteor cr«pe and tulle, exquisite
DMtmttC For example, a long
satin jtar^ient. worn with a gown
Ok MCtCOr <rene and tulle, was lined
with a lovely shade of pale old rose The
delicious shade was repeated in a broad
band of <=oft satin ribbon crossing the front
of the corsage, and banding the top of the
arms, under »the black transparent cover
ing. Such subtleties of decoration proclaim
the master's hand.
Now evening gowns have longer ekirts
than has been the case during the winter
and there is a grace and dignity in such
ISuch subtleties of decoration proclaim
v: evening gowns have longer »ktrts
has been the case during the winter,
there i« a grace and dignity in auch
■« quite lacking Jn a short ekirt. how
evor mucli the latter gains in chic Sla
nle little evening gown* are made of
striped taffeta-blue, yellow, rose or green
Iset between equal lines of white They
are charmingly quaint, and need little
trimming; nothing, in fact, save a wide
corTeTet belt of the solid color and thin
See frills trimming neck and sleeves.
Sowns of these silks are easily made pict
rVesaue by &* addition of a Mane An
tonette fichu and long hanging sash end*,
or a pointed corsage may be trimmed with
.ladder of prim bows set down the middle
of the front The pretty sleeve fits close
and Plafn to the elbow, where it ends in
a puff of white tulle. Whatever the cor-
LL the skirt, lightly gathered to the
it and hemmed with a little pleated
ruche; I""** plain, dragging an inch or
tW A o n° n irnn, C en" r amount of chic we. m.
. A rt rf to the short straight hanging coat
of a n^ tailored costume of apricot cloth
°l I wide f oft black ribbon passed through
Xu-bi?™ the waist line and tied in big
bows at back and front.. The low turn*
ff n ~ rcver oltar "as eased with aft iff
522* of DM and a half inch wide satin
Hbbon and the button,, covered with the
ma ia i of the gown. were, handsomely
CraLrOid M;BGAREf'AI IC E FRIEND.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JANUARY IX lf>lo.
rough that if. wasn't safe to try to cross
to the mainland and we wer* all glad to
keep them as long as we could. When they
d'd go they were escorted to the boat by
*ev#ral of the men. my masters three
Hotv to tOm a Trize.
Contest No. 1 (Sign Puzzle)— Choice of
an interesting book, a tterlinsr stiver Trib
une badge, a box of water color paints, a
s«r of Scottish postcards or an Imitation
ivory paperknife. for the neatest and best
Contest No. 2 (Things to Think About)—
Choice of a set of Scottish postcards, an
interesting book, a sterling silver Tribune
badge or a. box of water color paints for the
neatest and best two solutions.
Contest No. 3 (Our Letter Box) — A prize
of $1 is riven for every. letter printed under
this head in g. The letter, may contain inci
dents In your life, anecdotes of«j>ets, novel
school experiences, things seen in travel or
Things to ThinK About.
Though I'm always in the ocean. I am
never in the sea.
I am always in your coffee, but I'm never
In your tea.
You will find me in your carriage, you will
find me In your cur.
But I'm never found in airships though
they travel fast and far
I'm a part of chair and cushion, and I'm in
the curtains, too,
Though I'm not in desk or table, or in
paintings old or new:
Yet 'tis atrang* I'm found In pictures and
in china and in lar<\
And I'm always In the cupboard or in any
DIVIDED % WORD 3.
1. Divide something borne or carried
and get a prickly seed vessel and the
home of a wild animal.
2. Divide, a mark to be shot at and gpt
r dark liquid obtained from resinous
liquids and & verb meaning to obtain.
3. Divide a Scotch plaid fabric and get
the same liquid and a yellowish brown
4. Divide a waterproof canvas and get
LAST WEEKS PRIZE WINNERS.
State Puzzle— The states in this puzzle
were: 1, Connecticut; 2, New Hampshire;
8, Delaware; 4, Vermont, and all our Little
Men and Women proved to be such clever
students of geography that it was most
difficult to choose the prize winners. How
ever, after much sorting and selecting, we
have chosen the following: Florence Street,
aged twelve years. No. 190 Chestnut street.
Holyoke. Mass., who wishes a set of Scot
tish postcards; Allan Cudlipp. aged, nine
years. No. 34 Montirello avenue. Jersey
City, N. J.. a sterling silver Tribune badg*;
CharW s. Hopkin?. No. s«5 Williams street,
Norwich, Conn., a set of Scottish post
Things to Think About.— two prize
winners and their prizes in this contest
are Louise Smith, aged fourteen years, No.
4 West 92d street. New York City, a box of
water color paints; Harry Katz. aged
eleven year?. No. i'« 66 Briggs avenue, New
York City, an interesting book.
Our Letter Box.— See prize winning let
Dear Editor: I received my check and
thank you very much for it. My papa .is
in Canada and I wrote him about it; he
thought it was fine. T l!k« to work cut
the puzzles. Tour little friend.
EDUARD H. TOPD, jr.
Rockaway, N. J.
Dear KditT. I a;n T\ru;ng to thank you
for the lovely box of paints I received for
a prize. I was away from horn« and did
r .nt rp-:ei'e it, fo that I could not write
sooner. Thanking yon again for th» lovely
box of paints. T remain.
No. 167 Broadway, raterp^n. N. J.
JEANNE DARC GOWN OF GRAY CREPE DE CHINE TRiMMED WITH
VELVET OF A DARKER SHADE OF GRAY— CROCHETED SMOCK
OF FINE SILVER CORD.
BENEFIT FOR GIRL ATHLETES.
Among the patronesses of the benefit
which the Twelfth Night Club is arranging
to give at the Criterion Theatre on Friday
afternoon, January 28, for the girls' branch
of the Public Schools Athletic League are
Mrs. John Drexel. Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt,
Mrs. William Fellowes Morgan, MJm Ethel
Rarrymore. Hr«. Harry Payne Whitney,
Mrs. .Herbert I. gaUerlee, Mrs. Betk Low,
Mrs. Philip LyAlg. Mrs. Archibald Alex
ander. Mr . Clarence M^rkay, Mrs. Archer
Huntington. Mrs. Everett Colby and Airs
cows and myself. I fallowed jupt as far
as I could go, and when I could go no
further stood and watched them and could
se c that they noticed and appreciated the
trade-up stories. These utorles must be
original and must b*» written on one side
of the pap* l !* only. Letters entitled to Ind
prize of $1 are often crowded out for lack
of space in the week they are received, but
if such is the case they always appear "in
the par** later. -:^
Be sure to state your age.
Be sure to give your choice of prizes.
Be sure to glv<^your name and address.
Contest closes on January 27. Age is
considered in awarding prizes. Address
your letters and answers to Little Men and
Little Women. New- York Tribune. New
th* same liquid, a boy's name and a prepo
5. Divide to up?et and get a covering
for the head and a word meaning magni
tude or bulk.
6. Divide a kind of primrose which grow*
in wet places and get a useful domestic
animal and something one is likely to do
if one tries to walk on the. ice.
7. Divide a title of nobility and pet a
piece of wood or metal loner in proportion
to Its width and a preposition.
?. Divide unnneeefsary activity or cere
mony and get an article and a verb mean
ing to perform.
ANSWERS TO PUZZLES.
D O O
1. Marion Angell; 2. Edna Bauer; 3. Anna
M. Batson; 4, Edith T.,. Becker ', 5. Martha
M. Ely the; 6. Walter Bedell; 7. Mary
Dorothy Day- S. Eileen Devlin; 9, Dunham
Milton; 10, Mabel DavieE; 11, Arthur Den
mead; 12, Stuart Fitzpatrick; 13. Morris
Fierstein; 14. Elizabeth McNeil Gordon; 15,
Grace Gray; 16, Anna L. Goldenberg: 17,
Robert Gomersall: 18. Edith Hill; 19, Molly
Hart; M, Jessie M. Halsey; 21, Mary W.
Ives; 22. Jean A. Miller; 23, Emily S.
Mosher; 24. Natalie E. Mason; 25. Beatrice
Hall Morgan; X, Esther Norris; 27. Amy
R. Owen; 28. William Palmer; 23, Fleurllla
Rollins; 30, Bessie Riesberg: 31, Mavis Ross;
32, Clarence Randall; 32, Elizabeth Rood;
34, Dorothea I. Saul; 35, Jennie Storms; 36,
Hester Straub; 37, Frank Schlosser; 38,
Elizabeth Pufliff; 33, Helen Sinclair; 40.
Louis Stein; 41, George Thorn; 42. Dona.d
Tucker; 43, Agnes Thomson; 44. Marion C.
Terry; 45, Elmer Thompson; 46, Lela Vo
gelius; 47 Mildred Voorheeo; 48. William
Walter Wilcox; 49, Catherine Wilcox; 50,
A DOG WHO CAN SING.
A London papor tell* us that the Earl of
Roslyn has n dog who .-an ?ing Th*
Countess »f Roelyn accompanies him on a
mouth organ and he interprets such airs as
'Qo4 Save the King" and "Home, Sweet
Homo" with great feeling. One day a
famous tenor was singing for some guests
of th^ Roslyns. and Fincher. who had been
lying on the hearth rug 1 and listening with
evident enjoyment, loined in on the last
r.o?<=?. Of <-ourse, every on« applauded, in
cluding the tenor, and Piacber graciously
ssjng an enrore
Edward R. Hewitt. Miss Beatrice Forbes-
Robertson will take the leading part In the
little play, "How the Vote Was Won."
which has been imported from England for
the occasion, and Otis Skinner will appear
In a monologue.
NOT LIKE SUFFRAGETTES.
"How was that suffragettes' meeting?"
asked th« city editor.
"Very <iulet affair," replied the reporter.
"Quiet?" . .
"Yes, you could hay* heard a pin drop."
"Say, young man. ynu evidently cot in
the wrong place!"— Tonk*ra Statesman.
The Circle children go to school
And learn a lot ot things.
The boy does sums'; the girl recites ;
The kitten always sings.
Our Letter *Boje.
Dear Little Men and Little Women: XV©
have a bungalow On the Pae«ai<- River at
Singac. Last summer we spent seven
weeks" there and hud a dandy time.
The porch of this bungalow is rieht over
the river, and all around us are beautiful
scenery and large trees.
We have a little dog who was only three
months old then. Every morning my
brother and T would go tn swimming and
sometimes take Jack with us. I swam
across th« river ■inawM times this summer.
In the afternoon I would go canoeing.
J-jik is a very clever dog. He will gtve
you liis paw, speak for his food or catch
it if you throw it to him. One night In the
summer a girl who lived in a bungalow
near us was coming through the fields. A
Mrange man chased her and Jack, seeing
him, barked very loudly and frightened the
man away. The girl got home safely. Now,
don't you think that a very clever thing
for such a young dog to do? Very sincerely
yours, FRANCES H. PAYNE lagf-d 14).
No. 741 East 26th street, PaWrson, N. J.
FISHING FOR CRABS.
Dear Little Men and Little Women: Last
summer while we were at the seashore I
went crabbing with two other boys. The
day was a very windy one, and in conse
quence the water was very rough and
choppy. We got our nets and fish heads
and lines. It was quite a long distance fo
the crabbing grounds, and as the wind was
against us we took turns rowing. We at
last, however, arrived, and throwing out
our anchors and fish heads we were all
ready for any crab that should take hold.
We had not long to wait, for suddenly the
line bf a;an to grow taut, and we knew that
there was a crab on the other end. We
were not mistaken and, drawing the line
up very carefully, we, saw him clinging to
the fish head. With th© help of the net we
landed him in the bottom of the boat. We
threw the lino out again and in a few min
utes another took hold. I was very eagerly
watching the line being pulled up when
suddenly I lost my balance and with a
splash hit the water. I pulled myself back
into the boat, but was a very cold and wet
boy. Sincerely yours.
HOW ART* TOTT.VSFNP msM It).
No. 55 Cleveland street. Orange, N. J.
A CAVE IN THE SNOW.
Dear Little Men and Little. Women: Dur
ing the last part of my Christmas vaca
tion I visited x friend of mine in Caldwoll,
N. J.. a small town not far from Jlont
clair. Th« snow wm very deep ther«,
especially in places whore it had drifted!
so we decided to make a snow house. We
selected a place where the snow had
drifted a good deal and was about eigh
teen feet deep or more. We dug a large
hole about seven feet deep, and then
scooped the snow out of the side, ma kin-
Club and .Social jWote*r
The residents of the 21st Assembly Dis
trict who are Interested in the organization
of the new woman suffrage party will
meet at the home of Mrs. John Dewey,
No. 23 St. Nicholas Terrace. on Wednesday
afternoon, January 26, at 4 o'clock.
The fourth of the series of lectures on
"The Dynamic West.' given under the
auspices of the woman's branch of the Na
tional Civic Federation, will be delivered
by Senator John P. Dolliver, of lowa, to
morrow In the assembly room of the Wal
dorf-Astoria, at 3 o'clock. Senator Dolli
ver has chosen for his subject "The Moral
The Elmlra College Club of New York
City will give a tea at the home of Mrs.
George. M. Robinson, in Graham Court,
116 th street and Seventh avenue, on Satur
day. January 20. Mrs. William Robert
Bross, the president of the club, will re
ceive with Mrs. Robinson.
Mrs. Gilbert E. Jones, chairman of the
executive committee of the National League
for the Civic Education of Women, has
been giving a series of lectures out .if
town. On January 17 she spoke before the
Woman's Club at Wllkea-Barre, Perm..and
on January 20 before the Woman's Club of
At the first parlor meeting of the <"ol
legiate Equal Suffrage League of New Tori
State, to be held at the home of Mi.-s Helen
Potter, No. Saa West End avenue, on Thurs
day evening. January 27, Miss Beatrice
Forbes-Robertson will speak on "The Suf
frage Movement In Kngland."
The women's conference of the Society
for Ethical Culture will discuss the "white
slave" traffic at Its regular monthly meet-
Ing, to be held to-morrow at Z o'clock at
No. 33 Central Park West. Professor Jere
miah W. Jenks. of Cornell University, will
speak on "The Nature of the Social Evil";
It Felix Adler on "A City Policy with
Respect to the Social Evil," and Mrs.
Charles 11. Israo!s on "Some Problem* of
the Working Girl." The public is cordially
Invited to attend.
The next social meeting of the College
Women's Club will be held at the home of
Mrs. Emerson MacMullln, Riverside Drive
and 104 th street, on January Z1 v at 8 o'clock.
The members of the Knickerbocker Chap
ter of the Daughters of the American Revo
lution will be entertained at the home of
the resent, Mrs. William R. Stewart, No.
125 Riverside Drive, on Chapter Day. Tues
day, January 36.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
Unmans National Sabbath Alliance, to be
held to-morrow. January 24, a t 10:15 o'clock
at No. 15* Fifth avenue, Mrs. W. H. Dau
iHsnn. Nt Id secretary of the alliance, will
give a report of her work.
Mr*. A. M Palmer will be at home, with
her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. an I Mrs.
a- room about eight feet square and high
enough to sit in comfortably. We cov
ered the floor with cloth and lighted the
room with Christmas candles, and put in
a few ornaments, which pave it a very
pl*aslne appearanc. We then made enow
st»pa leading down to it.
This letter sounds as though the snow
house was easily made, but it was not. for
w*» worked about two long days on it.
We had a few accidents in maltins: It. On«
of them was when my friend was ■walk
ing on the roof of the snow house, or cave,
wondering whether It would hold her. It
did not, for sh* went through and landed
on her small sister, frightening her and
covering her with snow. The break in
the i;oof was easily fixed by laying some
boards over It ' and covering them with
6now. Hoping this will interest the read
ers. I remain.
ELEANOR MA,RSELLV? iar'
No. 40 High street, Passatc. N. J.
A HUNTER IN TROUBLE.
Dear Little Men and Little Women: One
day last autumn wli*>n I was at a friend's
house and we had nothing to do he sug
gested that we go hunting, to which I
readily assented. The guns were an old
double-barrelled shotgun and an old rifle
that had been used in the Civil Warr.
Both of them were muzzle-loaders. The
meadows where we were going wer-
a distance from where we lived, so we did
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I want to thank you for
your check received last week. It is t&e
first dollar I ever earned from my own
work. My father got a new dollar from
the hank, and framed it with the story
under it. I am going to write another
soon. Yours truly. LOTHS JOPTS.
No. 36 New street. East Orange, N. J.
P»ar Editor: Thank you so much for sM
check. I wmild have written sooner, bur t
have been taking th» Regents, or as the
girls say. "I have had RegentFitis." Thank
ing you again, very sincerely,
ROSALIND D DrNKIX
No. .VC West 134 th street, New York.
Dear Editor: Tour check for en» dollar
came yesterday, and T thank you very
much. I have read the Little Men and
Little Women pa?» for many years, and
look for it every Sunday. Yours truly,
No. 34 Lafayette street, Norwich, Conn.
Dear Editor: Thank you very much for
the hadee you sent m«. I received it about
two weeks ago, but as we were moving, I
did not have much time to write. Thank
Edward Louis Waiter, whose marriage
took place last week, on Thursday. Febru
ary 3, from 3 until 7 o'clock, at N<\ 31 0
We*r 95th street. Mrs. Palmer is president
of the Rainy Day Club and a member of
mar-y other leading organizations of
Mrs. W. H. Walcott. widow of Colonel
W. 11. Walcott. U. S. A., celebrated her
fifty-fourth birthday last night with a re
ception at her home. No. 2SS SSth street.
Bay Ridge. Brooklyn. Army punch was
served anil the birthday cake was made
and cut by the hostess.
The New York. City Chapter of th©
Daughters of the American Revolution an
r.f'iT.ces a matinee, with Miss Loie Fuller
as the chief attraction, on Tuesday. Febru
ary 1. at 3 o'clock, in the ballroom of the
Hotel Plaza. The proceeds will be devoted
to the philanthropic work of the chapter.
Th* play which th« students of Wadleisrh
High School presented at Christmas time
will be. repeated for the alumn.-e of the
in'hrvol on th«» afternoon of Thursday. Feb
ruary 3, in the auditorium of the building,
Seventh avenue and 114 th street. All grad
uates of the school and other persons in
terested are invited.
HIM Mary" Mahon. of the Board of Home
Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
will tell of some of her experiences amort?
the Indians, at a drawing room meeting of
the New York City Indian Association, to
be held at the home Of Mrs. David B.
Ivison, No. 12 West 4Sth street, on Friday.
January 28. at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Wallace
MacMullen will speak on "The Missionary
Th«» Literary and Dramatic Union, of
■which Mrs. Katherine Carpender Fay is
president, will give a euchre en Wednesday
afteraoon, February 2. at the Professional
Woman's League. No. 1909 Broadway. Mr?.
D. J. Hutchinson is in charge of the ar
The proceeds of a bridge and euchre
given at the Waldorf-Astoria t>n Tuesday
by the National California Club were
turned over to the philanthropic fund of
the club. Mrs. Henry D. Dlckson and Mrs.
Phillip L. Crovat bad charge of the tables.
The programme for the meeting of the
Woman's Press Club on Saturday after
noon. January 29. at the Waldorf-Astoria
includes addresses by Edwin Gunn. Mr*.
Jennie Fowler Willing. James Parton
Haney and Miss Emllte Bullowa.
The Rev. S. Parks* Cadraan. of the Cen
tral Congregational Church of Brooklyn.
will speak at the ninth aluranm meeting
of th« Stony" Wold Sanatorium on Wednes
day. January 2*. at 3:30 o'clock at the
A euchre and bridge p"arty has b##n ar
ranged by tM II John's *Aid" Society for
The slog will soon know how to draw,
The pig just eats his- lunch.
And I'm afraid that all be learn?
Is simply "munch" and "crunch."
not kot tn«re till about 4 o'clock. Whoai
we came to the factory pond my friend
suggested that we had better load np.
which wo did. After waiting for about
five minutes w« pa-w a small flock of birds
coming toward us. Sly friend raised hi*
enn ana fired, and eat down *••» quickly
and so suddenly that his gun flew out *»f
his hands to the ground. When I looked
around h« was sitting tip rubbing his head,
and when I saw him in that condition I
laughed until my sides ached. The
trouble was. hi had put In too big a
rhafg* and had been knocked over. ffo
had a sore arm tor a day or two. but j
nothing more serious happened. Yours "
truly. F. E. WOODWARD fazed I*l.
No. 1113 Mary street. Elisabeth. N. J.
THE SMARTEST CAT.
D»ar Little Men and L4ttle "Wom#n: I
•want to write and tell you about my cat.
HIS name is Boy. He Is an ugly gray and
white color, but h» is the smartest cat I
have ever seen. He comes to the door
every morning and cries to coma in th«
house, and when he gets in he come* right
un to my room, and gets on tho bod and
goes to sleep. At meal times ha follows
us down to tho dining room, stands by mv
chair and looks at me as if to soy: "Plea»o
give me something 1 to eat." After meals
lies in th» Morris chair. He is afraid Of
any one who comes in th« yard, and runs
away from any on© except me. Hoping
my letter is not too long, I remain your
ELIZABETH MOORE faged 12).
N->. 25 North Liberty street. As.
ing you again. I remain, your constant
reader. ARTHUR JOHNSTON.
No. 9 Mar? Place. Astoria, L. L. >'. Y.
Dear Editor: I was very glad to recoirw
the check for $1 that you sent me for writ
ing the letter. lam going to write another
letter soon. Your faithful reader,
Manaaroneck. N. Y.
Dear Editor:: Th© dollar for my letter
which was published in Th*» Tribune was
received with great pleasure. I think th»
prizt? is generous for such a small con
tribution. Thanking you very rnuelv I re
main. IRWIN A. RAWSON.
Dear Editor: I received my Tribuas
badge- and am much pleased with it. I „
think It is very pretty I am sure it
makes a useful prize. Yours truly.
No. 3C3 Montauk avenue. New London,
Dear Editor: The pretty book cam* trtfa
morning, and I am sure lc will Interest
me because I love nature. Thanking you
very much. I am your llttl* reader.
No. 457 60th street, Brooklyn.
■Friday evening:, January 28. at the Wal
dorf-Astoria. The proceeds of th* even
ing's entertainment are to b» turned over»
to St. John's Hospital, Long Island Ctty.
"Th» Conservation of National Re
sources" will dp the subject of discussion at
the January meeting of th« West End
Woman's Republican Association on Thurs
day. January ST. at the Hotel Astf»r. Tliei
speakers will be Airs. William Caxxmtta**
Story and William A. R. Scnorer. of the in
formation department of tho Charity Or*'
The Harlem Tounjr Women** Christian'
Association Is preparing an exhibition off
work done by th« members of the classea
in dressmaking, millinery, cooking, art and
typewriting-. The exhibition will be open
en Thursday and Friday. January 27 an*-'
25. from 3 until 10 o'clock at tb« Associa
tion buildlnr. No. 74 West IZith street.
Th* National Society of Now Bssjejio)
Women will celebrate Us fifteenth birthday*
to-morrow from 3 until 5 o'clock at Del
Mr.TLI TOR MOJTDAY.
Bak*4 "birds' nests."
Hot buns. Pr»»:-v*l in i tap
Italian *«<•? MSSJ
Mashed potatoes. W u— «1» »\ mills
Xumquar Jelly. •..
BAKED "BIRDS' 'NESTS.**
Separate the whites and yolks of off)
many eggs as there are persons to serve.
Bear, the whites to a stiff froth, adding a
tiny pinch of 'salt and pepper. Butter as
many saucers- as are required, and In each,
one place some of th« egg white. shaping
it into a nest. In the centre of each nest
drop an eg* yolk. Pour over each a little
melted butter and a few powdered bread
crumbs or a little grated cheese. Pat the
nests Immediately into the oven and leave
them until the egg white is cooked through.
Chop the left-over meat and - t ifht from
yesterday's roast duck Into coarse piece?.
801 l the bones down In water until m thick
stock results. Cool a little of it. and if it
jellies sufficiently to stand alone pour tho
rest over the moat, if not. add as much
gelatine as is needed to stiffen it. Season
the mixture with pepper and salt. Put it
in a mould and Sot on crushed tea. When
bard turn It out and garnish It with star*
of currant jelly or rosettes of stiff mayon
ITALIAN BEEF STF.W.
The substitution of canned taraati^g «o
water makes an Italian beef stow out of
on ordinary st*w. and th* ftaver is much
ftnfr and richer than when water to used.
Select tomatoes that have plenty off juice!