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THE TIMES DESPATCH: RICHMOND, VA.. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8. 1912.
Entertaining Club Members
If yoj belong to a, literary society
*>r club and d-.-rlre to tnierta'u the I
members, why not have , M'-kena
party. This will pro.?- extr. t:i-iy In-'
Westing to the guests, fat tiiey will
? njoy meeting tin ir favorite charac-^
ters In a social way. It will also Re
entertaining t.? not. th.- different con-'
captions of tIt* sain.- character.
Kend invitations, leaded ui hook form !
?Iii) Jti ii.t'..i Mil, wa'.Ti ili r ?k.; '
of the S<flUtesaiMS i hara< ter<t. Ilka)'
.Mr. Pickwick, Llttie Nell. Oliver Twist.'
"The Art!m Dodfer." Uttkl I'orrlt or
'Kidney Caitoli '
i:...ui.l each guest to wear s cos- (
t ime ^-presenting nls jt iicr favoilt* ;
character Tissas costumes "a n be
made of inexpensive: material and at
I the same time bo artistic
When the guests arrive present
reach with a number, which is plnr.-.d
?to the costume, fend a card to erhli h
is tbd a email pencil like Ulaas used
on (.an'e programs. On *.hl? they
write the characters thaf think r.re
i eprc-ecr.t? d opposite their respective
, numbers. Tc? the one givir.g t!.e .
pejraateat number of correct charactersI
pres. nt an appropriate book or one of,
the attractive tiles bearing the like
ntrs of a well-known rharaeter or
These are sold st book shops anl
cost from 11 ta 1150. according to the
If yo'i Should decide ?o give a
Diekens party during the holidays
celebrate the Tuletldt as the Pick
Mr. Tuni.ii. Mr Winkle. Mr. 5r.'d
grass. Mr Wei-:- Mr tingle. Mr
Flach and Mr.- B.idt? may all be j
represented at >oar parts' sud can
play their r.-spetivc parts
i^o net forget ta supply the howi
of wassail with th' "hat sizilln?
applet" floating In It.
Piey Blind Man * B'irT" and Kor
felts, Anally gathartaa ar->ur. l thai
treplaci to hear goblin stories and
t.rg Chllnttaaa carol"
a i.giit buffet sapper, cor.
f of fcandwichee. celd turkey
Ice cream, fancy cak?rt, fsu.t, mi'i and
Decorate the tabl* with a re'tan
.s/ulsr centrepieces or hotly, mistletoe
or everKr?*na and use -ed shades over
Celf't-head Jelly makes a prottv
dish for a buffet supper, especial'."
when It Is molded In a corrugat-d
melon-shaped mold and wreathed at
tht base with spiigs of he.ly. If yoii
desire a more elaborate supper, have
a ham boiled whole end holded In
esuTs-bead ;?:'? sai a large plum i
pudding topped with a sprig of holly.
Belara serving pcu: a wineglass*bH
of brar.ly over the t^p and i.gX. the
-j-trtln^ with a taper. This lb an eld
;.ngl,sl. V:iletiie custom, and one
well worth observing.
If reel do not have 'he artusl plum .
podding, make one of brawn crepe
paper to concesl the lavors.
Fi-st arrange the small articles !r.
m package as sphere).ke as possible j
? over this with cotton and finally I
with the crepe paper. Top with '
small plere of holly, and when the
supper is served cut the plum pud
i % a-5 p'?s?nt each guest with a
Small books 'intalr.lng exthart?
??-ni.k...'. wrlllnvi , h::it of the
In these days of enlightenment
among the heathen and fresh-air fiends
In our midst, it la hard to understand
the wretched ventilation in our St Mas
cars, trains and public places. "Write
something about ventilation," ssld the
prettiest sort of little woman the other
day, tearing at her ?wu curly h.a-r to
make plain the despair of her soul
"Here it Is raining, and l have to wear
a winter dress when I wanted to wear
a lovely new one. and now it's so hot
in this place I can't breathe:'
Keeling much in the hair-tearing
mood myself for lack of fresh air. ?
.agreed; hence, "Ventilation."
> But you know It is fearful to get
I into a crowded street car In the late
j evening, or early morning, either, for
that matter, and have the feeling all
I the time that you will be forced to rise
I in your s?at and announce to the crowd
I that It camped on your feet and the
I billows of old coats and furs that
1 sweep past sour head "Make way; the
lady faints."' a nice scene K would
i make, and little good It would do, if
fresh air was what you were after A
: trip on th..- Korest Hill ear? or any
j of the lines running out of the city
I Is equal to crossing the English Chan?
nel The oil car rolls from a!d? t?
aide like a ship la ? frightful storm,
and every window - shut tight Ton
sit first in your neighbor's lsp and then
the neighbor takes a turn at yours,
while the air gets more gnd more op?
pressive and the little ventilators at
the top of the car stay closed from one
year's end to another. In town try a
Broad and Main car and see if you
don't tmaglne that you have everything
there to breathe, from guaranteed dust
I to al! the germs known to the- science
of medicine. Of course, the people on
the front seats get cold when the door
Is opened and growl loudly until It Is
Shut, snd the people en the back seat
have exactly the same feelings of the
subject, so what are you to do about
It" It seems to me. when one is clad
for the street and prepared for the
weather, they could stand Just a little
more air in the car they have taken
to oarry them from one corner to
In an article published recently,
mothers were warned to take off their
children's cloaks and wraps In the
stores while they are doing their
Christmas shopping, or any other kind
of shopping. I suppose. The storee
are kept so very much overheated that
you actually know of people that have
been housebound for the entire winter
Just b?causc they were shopping and
had a lot of thinirs to get In one store,
and stayed so long in th* ho* old plar?
that they caurht a cojd that lasted
several months. Take off your coot,
you say Now. what woman In ten,
dressing In a hurry to go downtown,
ever quite fastens all the buttons In
tbe middle of the back, vcben one Is
probably not buttoned up the hack
there's reason enough for not wanting
to take off the coat.
Tt was my charmlntr pleasure to come
down on a narrow- sraugo road only a
i short time ago. N*j?- you know that
these little coaches rejoice In the old
I fashioned heatlnrr apparatus, namely.
! a stove. Did you ever see one that
I wasn't red hot? r am sure that T
never did. and the hrakeman piles In
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