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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 19, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14',
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An endJess variety of kinds of furs
are called into use by the new fad
for one's stockings must match the
color of one's evening frock and, of
course, the fur must be of the same
color as the stockings.
Three rows of fur are most popu
lar, but four rows are quite proper.
,Ond do they show? Of course they
do when one tangoes in a dress with
the latest full blown or hoopskirted
GEE, KING GEORGE'LL BE MADIAND WONT THE
KAISER LAUGH AT CHRISTMAS TOYS
New York, Nov. 19. When King
George and the British sea lords read
this, they'll be furious!
And can you blame them!
For on. their ordgr the cordon of
British warships surrounding Ger
many and her neutral side-doors was
parted to allow the passage of a
Christmas ship a ship bearing toys
from Santa Claus' workshop for the
"waiting children of America.
Two great shiploads of toys were
landed one in New York and one in
Baltimore. Great boxes of joy and
packages of childish glee were cart
ed from the docks to the warehouses
and railroad depots and sent flying
on their way to the Christmas chops.
And what did these boxes contain?
Whirligigs and rattles and pretiy lit
No and that is -what will make the
They were filled with helmeted toy
soldiers the Germanest kind of sof-diers-tiny
counterfeits of the armies
-that overran Belgium and northern
France and Poland and Serbia.
Break six eggs into a pitcher and
beat them with a dover beater just
four minutes; salt to taste. Place a
skillet with two tablespponfuls of
butter over slow fire; when butter
is very hot but not browned, pour in
the beaten eggs and allow the skil
let to stand a moment over the fire,
then draw or life the skillet from the
intense heat and cook until the eggs
are set Fold the omelet until edges
po even, then slip onto hot plate and
There were miniature Antwerps for
the Germans to capture, and minia
ture Krupps with all the attendant
cannoneers, and little U-boats to sail
beneath imaginary waves and tor
pedo big (by comparison) battleships.
Everything was as German as
could be and the British blockaders
had let all these German toys.pass!
It was a kindly thought of the
British war lords that the children
of America might not lack for toys"
because of the war in Europe.
And you couldn't exactly blame
the toy-makers of Germany for being
patriotic and extolling the kaiser and
kultur to the skies.
So it looks as if the joke was on
The big joke the kaiser played on
the king was kept secret for fear the
British government lacking a sense
of humor would place an embargo
on the other shipments. That danger
is past now, for the toys are on the
The first toy-ship that reached
America was the Beaubergen, in
Charge of Jan Smit, a Hollander and
When the crates of Zeppelins and
U-boats were being unloaded at her
dock in EaatTivei;, Capt Smit smiled
mysteriously and said:
v "They let our ship pass, finally, but
I'm thinking they wouldn't have done
so if they had had a. peep into the
toys that we're carrying.
"These toys were made for last
Christmas, but they couldn't get out
of Holland then because of the war
"This year the blockade was lift--,
ed, and here we are!" - i
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