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r JMafcc Tie;t or f7ie Party
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I JVoti). and JYeiy Years, or
pT Haye a Candy Party
' (Copyrtaht, 101t. Mrs. St. A. WUton.
All rlohli rcsmtd.)
ITTNDOUBTEDLY the making of
tho Christmas candies will amply
srepay for tho time and trouble of
making them. If neatly packed in
an attractive box, their very appear
ance will carry a holiday message.
It is a comparatively easy matter to
make up a large assortment of de
licious pure candies at a fraction
of tho cost they would be when pur
chased. Making fondant need not be a
mysterious tedious process, if you
wm careiuiiy xouow a lew simple
1. A clean saucepan free from the
least suspicion of grease.
2. Use a thermometer for cooking
the sirup.
To Make the Fondant
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Three cupfuls of granulated, moldcd into small ball's nnd dipped
SJ'" . . , . , .,. in chocolate. Both bitter and sweet
Three-quarters cupful of boifinxr dot chocoiate may be used for dip-
' ' mntr
One-half teaspoonful of cream of L ' , . , , , . .
tartar. 'To Prepare the Chocolate for Dipping
One-half cupful of white corn Cut the chocolate into small pieces
eyrup I and then place in a double boiler,
Stir the mixture until dissolved I httvine hot water in the lower com
and then wipe the crystals of sugar! partment. Add one-half level tea
from the sides of the kettle and ad- spoonful of butter to each half pound
just the thermometer and boil the ' of chocolate. Stir until well blended
mixture until 240 degrees Fahren-, and then dlP in tho various pieces.
heit is reached. Pour on a well-, Note. The chocolate must be
creased meat platter to cool and , thoroughly beaten to prevent
when nartlv cool turn in the edees,
to the center. Repeat until cool
enough to handle. Now use a cake
turner to knead and work the mix
ture until it is creamy and white.
Now add one teaspoonful of glycer
In and knead between the hands
like a dough. Set away in an air-
tieht container to rinen and blend. '
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uac Luis lunuaiiL lur uiuuuiir uuu- t
bons, nuts, grapes and glazed fruits.
The left-over portion may be used
for filling dates, figs, mixing with
dropped nuts, fruit, for center, etc.
How to Dip Bonbons
Make a dipper of a piece of stout
ire, making a loop, then winding
sufficient wire to form a handle.
33end the loop slightly until it will
hold a bonbon. Now use a double
boiler to melt the fondant. Place
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wlATlt nrtrl nana tho inn iinrt in nnai- ,
tlon. Add the fondant and stir con-'
atantly while melting. When the '
fondant is melted and looks like
thick, heavy cream, drop in pieces
Mrs. Wilson
My dear Mrs. Wilson I have read
with great interest your very in
structive articles on breads, dainty
nnd cheap desserts and fruit and hot
breads, and I look In font1 anticipa
tion for articles to follow. I am in
hopes that one article on quick
breads, nuch aa biscuits, mufllns, etc ,
will soon appear, as the male mem
bers now clamor for tho same. In
your articles on raised breads, I
notice frequent mention of tempera
ture, so many degrees Fntirenhelt.
Now while I with many others know
nbout this, yet tho majority do not
comprehend. Could you not, for
the benefit of the many who -juld
liko to learn, mora fully explain?
1 am suro your articles will bo a
rreat benefit to us all. I look for
ward with great pleasure to future
articles. -1IRS. A.
Mrs. A. A full and complete series
Ion hot breads, pastries, cakes, etc.,
will follow the raised breads and cakes.
In reference to your question on tem
peraturedegrees of temperature in
lteat and cold give us the result In
preparing food. Now, yeast Is a plant,
S and upon Hb successful growth will
- 'depend tho quality of our bread,
Various degrees of heat are necessary
for Its success. In making bread, tho
baker finds out, by Ions practice, just
as tho florist does with his green
houses, to keep his bakcrooms In a
warm moist heat. Teast thriven and
grows, thus raising tho dough; from
'78 to 85 degrees Fahrenhoit Is about
right; If the room is hotter than this
X tho dough becomes wild. Now, If the
w milk or water that Is used to mix
a, the dough la too cool, It will prevent
Jtho yeast from getting a good start,
and thus delay tho tlmo for the proper
' working of the dough, while If on the
other hand the. liquid Is too hot the
yeast Is scalded and partially de
stroyed, thus making a poor loaf.
If an even, steady beat Is malntaln
v ed 0 light, delicious loaf Is obtained.
You will need no fancy tools or ther
mometers to mako bread. Any ther
mometer that registers sterq and the
, boiling point will do very woll, Scrub
, It In plenty of warm soda water and
' - rina and dry and then It Is ready to
1 " use. If you are using milk, scald and
cool (he milk and then add the cold
, r water until, when tho thermometer Is
Z Placed in the milk, it will show a de
ffrof between 80 and 85 degrees Fahr-
tmhelt, then proceed as per instruc
'V j. tlnim Rot the breitl in place, free
I frvm drafts, and then place the
j. thermometer close beside the bowl, so
Ask Mrs. Wilson
If j'ou have any cookery prob-
1MB tirns" them to Mrs. Wilson,
,fhf will, bo glad to answer you
ihruuah ' these columns. Address
qtiestfiMit to ;rsv M. A, Wilson,
Xvtwrxa jeuiftr? IfWPOKK, 1J1HWW'
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That Leftover Turkey
Thero was never a family, It
seems, quite largo enough to get
away with tho entire Christmas
turkey. In fact, In most families
It Is "turkey this" anil "turkey
that" for tho rest of the week. If
you would like to know some deli
cious new wnys to servo that big
"leftover bird," don't fall to look
tot Mrs. Wilson's article on the day
after Christmas. It is called
"Utilizing the Leftover Turkey,"
and it wouldn't bo a bad Idea to
clip It out, not only for tho pres
ent, but for other holiday seasons.
"Turkey, Terrapin Stjle," "Turkey
au Gratln." "Meat Iloll" and that
delicious Mulllgatawhey soup oro
some of the tasty recipes Included.
of nuts, fruit or prepared centers,
turn over in the fondant and then
lift to a wax paper to harden.
Candied cherries and other fruits
may be uscd for djppiP,
When the fondant becomes too
small for dipping, remove from the
boiler, scraping the sides with a
wooden spoon. Add tho chopped
nuts and raisins to this and then
mold into squares. Press firmly and
streaks; take care not to heat above
90 degrees Fahrenheit 80 degrees
Fahrenheit is the best temperature
for dipping in a warm room.
Fruit paste makes a dainty
variety to add to the holiday candies,
Try this one: Put one cupful each
f ccded raisins, figs, dates, dried
apricots, cocoanut and two cupfuls
of shelled neanuts throuch the food I
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Chopper. Add two tablespoonfuls of
siriin or honev to the mixture to I
Sirup or noney XO tne mixture 10
smooth the mass. Mo d into ba S
n11 -llo TJM1 nitVio in fl..i
Or Small rolls. UOll Cltner in tinely.
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ifln&ed beied with holiday ribbon or
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nVrhourS ?tl
Alnond Fudge
An almond fudge made in layers
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to, ri1t.tnl,C Pnil Tniir Cllnflllci nf
lio-hr irnwn KUO-nr 1V1II1 one ana
three - quarter cupfuls of milk and '
two tablespoonfuls of butter until it
will form into a firm ball, or 240
degrees Fahrenheit, in ice cold 1
Answers Housewives' Questions
that one may quickly seo that an even,
steady temperature It maintained.
My dear Mrs. Wilson I have
thought it might mako a new break
fast dish If mush prepared for fry
ing should have stirred Into It
enough snapper soup to call It snap
per scrapple, only I would make the
meat finer by running It through a
grinder. How does this suggestion
strike you''
Snapper scrapple. This certainly
would make an attractive dish, espe
cially bo to lovers ot snapper. The
old colored mammy of tho South
makes delicious dlshei from turtle,
snapper and terrapin.
My dear Mrs. Wilson Will you
kindly explain on tho Woman's
Pago why milk curdles In making
chocolate fudge? I uso sugar, milk
and chocolate and It Invariably cur
dles, despite the fact that I have
boiled the milk first. And could you
also please glvp me some recipes for
candy, though not the fondant ones?
(Mrs.) G. O.
Mrs. G. G. Tho acid content of the
sugar and chocolate frequently react
upon tho casein ot the milk. Try this
recipe for fudge:
Three ounces of chocolate, cut fine,
Three cupfuls of sugar.
One cupful of canned milk.
One-quarter teaspoonful 0 lading
Place sugar and milk In saucepan
and add soda. Stir until dissolved and
Adventures With
Although some ot us prefer nail pollth
which Imparts a pink "shine," etlll
others there are who had much rather
use a polish which gives a natural pol
ish from rubbing and promoting cir
culation. For those this nail polish will
be the very thing for which they hae
l2& &,' -iiJrli
betn searching. It Is a colorless paste,
which comes In a little Jar. Just a speck
of it rubbed on the nails Imparts a lovely
rosy glow And the price for a Jar,
which should last well, I was going to
say a year or more la but fifty cents.
Hero Is something for' you (0 talk
over with tho man of the house, pro-
vja b usm a safety rasor. Wit
writ aV .ror irijMsy tV s!-. Wi.
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How to Turn Out Delight
ful Almond Fudge, Bon
bons, Orange Turkish
Paste and Other Kinds
water. Remove from fire and then
One teaspoonful of almond extract.
One teaspoonful of vanilla extract.
Two cupfuls of chopped almonds.
Beat until creamy and then pour
into two well-greased pans. Spread
smooth with a spatula dipped in boil
ing water and then melt
One cupful of fondant
and add
One-half cupful of well-drained
maraschino cherries cut into bits.
Stir and pour over one pan of
the fudcre.
To tho second pan firmly press
on the top while cooling one cupful
of seedless raisins, put through the
food chopper, then cover with very i
thin layer of melted fondant, cut in
inch squares.
Orange Turkish PaBtc
Soak one ounce of powdered gela
tin in three-quarters cupful of cold
water for one hour. Now place in
a saucepan:
Two cupfuls of granulated sugar.
Three-quarters cupful of orange j
Grated rind of one orange.
Bring sugnr and orange juice to a
boil and add the prepared gelatin, ,
and cook for twelve minutes. Now
One teaspoonful of almond extract.
One-half cupful of well-drained
maraschino cherries, cut in pieces.
Now rinse a tin baking pan with I
cold water and pour into mixture
and set aside over night to chill. In
the morning loosen from the sides of
the pan with a knife and pull from
the pan to a pastry board, which has I
been dusted with the following mix-j
ture: I
.ittfO tablespoonfuls Of AAAA
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1 WO tablespoonfuls of cornstarch. I
Slff. t1 TT11V Pilf Iia nanfn ?wt . .
.J"" w "" ut ..w, 3lc "lf
blngS atld ro11, coatin(? thoroughly
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pufKi ueiuic uutKiiiir in uuxes, wnicn
xj. ,. i. vTiiauu wiau iu t;ui;il
housewife a merry Christmas, a true
holiday of peace and happiness. And
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dy of happiness to some other boy
in His name. Glory to God on high,
and peace on earth to men of good
then heat slowly to the boiling point.
Cook to 240 decrees Fahrenheit, iiaincr
the candv thermometer. Hemovn th
saucepan from fire and cool partially. 1
Now add one teaspoonful of vanilla
flavoring and beat until creamy and
then pour Into ell-greased pans to
A'arlety may easily be provided in
fudge by adding -nuts, raisins, dates
and figs to the mixture when ready to
pour into the pans.
A Tried Kccipe for Fudge
Tiree cupfuls of sugar.
One cupful of canned milk.
One-quarter teaspoonful of cream
of tartar.
Place sugar, milk and cream of tar
tar in clean saucepan and stir until
sugar la dissolved. Now place candy
thermometer in position on side of pan
and cook until 240 degrees Fahrenheit
Is reached. Remove from fire and let
stand until partially cool and then add
ono teaspoonful of vanilla. Pour Into
well-greased pans and set aside to
mold for a few hours.
Things to Know
By using various colors to mark cloth
ing, each child having Its own- color,
much time may be saved In sorting and
putting away clothing.
It Is often convenient to put comb
honey In the refrigerator for a short time
before serving, so that It will "atnnH im"
nice In the serving dish, but all honey
icviutiva nuwu, ury siuruge.
a Christmas Purse
weanona hh nafetv rnmn nrwi ii,tn nn
pllances. but the assurance is that this'
strop, which costs but sixty cents, makes
possible &u to JO0 Bliaies from the
one blade. Sounds remarkable enough,
anyhow. Of course, I am very easily
Impressed by any figures up to a hun
dreO, but after that they have no mean
ing whatsoever. Dut, anyway, I told
some one about It, and he's going to try
one, no mayDe your man or the house
would be pleased if you showed that
much interest In his things.
I have long hunted Just the kind of
lamp I want, und today I found It 1 The
base, which Is vase-shaped and of a
neutral mustard shade, was made In
Japan. This means that no further
words are needed to assure you that It
Is graceful and artistic. And the lovely
hade with straight sloping sides Is of
parchment, with hand-painted rich col
orful figures. It Is tho kind of lamo
which was Just made for a small corner
table and the duplicate of which you
would not be likely to find In any friend's
home. "How much," I sfcld, examining
a price ticket on the base which read
JS, "Is this shade?" "The lamp Is ti
complete," she replied. It is a beauty!
For the names of shops where sr
ttcles mention! In "Adventures
With a PurstrA can ba purchased.
address Editor of . WcmB'T r,
mmuni rssug r.Pimasw, -
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annui i 'liii' L.iiii .iii.j.uiujaM.'.t.xiiavsttTggj,"', m, i l1ir''yF j n i nm mil iiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiIsss
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This happy effect may be achieved
crepe paper. The centerpiece is
faors may be any little novelties
1 1. ITovr lonr l It cimtoraarj to leave up the
. what are the UMial hour Mt tde for
I rrremnr callfM on yew ltnr'n Day
3. Is It correct for a woman to remote her
hat when maklnc a call?
(lit. an tinntliill eolnr rnmlilnnllan for In
ta dre.a for brunette.
5. What sort of a Imt ahoul.l the BlMwIth
the, tumett-up none he careful to
II. lien a dremnker cuts tne 1 rut linint;
for a customer whit will tare future
time and trouble?
Chil Service Is in Postoffice
3 the Editor 0 Wonan's Page:
Dear Madam Please let nrn know the
office of the United Ptates Civil Bcrllco
Commission nearest to LchlKhton
tMrs ) I. Jl.
There Is a local secretary of the Civil
servlr. ('ommlsson In the TiostofflPR nt
I,IV.,a A.- Inlnpnintlnn thnt .nit
uanl .an hA Ahtnln.1 fwim lifm
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Consult the Legal Aid About This
To the Editor of Woman' Paoe :
Dear Madam You hae helped me many
1 iVSt,.,.,n.,c i1f,08.?'h.
A few months ago a woman left her hus-1
nana ana came 10 room ana Donru v.un
ine. and when she left she owed me S9 and
promised to pay It the next dny. In fact
she went back to her husband and I hae
not heard from her at nil. Now please tell
me If I can make her ray her bill, or can I
make him pay It? If so. please tell me the
plate to so to sea about It (Mrs ) D. I,. II.
. j" very posslblo that your boarder
Jllg f0reoUen au aDoui ner diii. iiave
you sent her a bill? She Is certainly
.'"P"9l!!L8 'ol;t '' If. J?",JV,?!Z
consult the Legal Aid Society, 31 South I
Sixteenth street.
The Vogue of Fur Handbags
A Daily Fashion Talk by Florence Rose
Here are shown the fur handbags whiih have won their way Into woman'f
heart. They are described in today's fashion article
mAICINO every part of women's ap- In little things, for It Is on these seonv
J. parel Into consideration, there Is no
article In the category of either gar
ments or accessories that shows such
lightning changes as do purses and
handbags. "Vhlle It may have been pos
sible at one time to purchase n handbag
at the beginning of the seauon and have
It remain in fashion for six months or
a year, such a thing would, In these
days, be nothing short of a miracle.
Two bars a year do not begin to fill
the requirements of even, -the Jeast as-nlrina-
of women. With four" bags a
year, one might be expected to struggle
along, somehow. This, as you see, takes
us Into the seasons, BPrlnr, summer, fall
and winter. JCach of the seasons has a
type of bag considered correct, accord
ing to the dictates of the prevailing
fashions In vogue for that season. One
season It, may be velvet and another
satin that Is quite tho thlnr. Color,
too, l of vUM Importance.
Tf winter ih v1 i?i ur ur 1117
Jit th
ns ! rur;svr seuaainf sw
ttmaii rrkai tun are, ealv aab 1
iKiVtti IsTwowiT'tj
thV tWy retuo ifcelr lov of
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for the Christmas dinner table with the uo ot candlesticks, a few favors and
a little tree, the bank of which is a double ruffle of the fluted paper. The
suggestive of the jolly holidays. The candlestick shades are of green and red
Let Your Local Board Know
To the Editor of Woman's l'age:
Dtar Madam I'm a bit afraid that I am
coming to sou with a problem that 1h en
tirely out of our department. My people
tell me that
and. of eoun
Lnai i am eiinueen seare 01 aire
roume. I reslstered an aueh on
rMiairallon Hay. Some lime ado l tOOK 11
h,d"'to"p?m :SSyST So""'! ig"Vo"thJ
rhurch "here I wefa" taptl-ed and had an
affldaUt made out. Tho affidavit calls for
.nineteen sear.. W rm.zleil. I don't
?""" """ " ifiijt. jm wi nun mui
'.""i nineteen anil there's no Betting- away.
?oiv hat T unnM llki In know In this.
ouM I bo punlahcd If the law flnds out
1 that X misrepresented my ace on rc&istratlon
1 day. that Is. Ihrouch mistake It. B.
I havo it on the authority of a draft
boaril that If you tell your local draft
board about the mistako and let them
correct It you will not ba punished. This
kind of mistake does not seem to bo con
sidered a very serious tiling;.
Wants to Know 'What to Read
To the Editor of Woman's Pace:
Dear Madam I hae much spare time
and as 1 read quite a lot Mill ou please
Bto me a list ot cood standard books and
the order In hlch Jou think It would be
best to read them? Historical books of all
kinds I most prefer. I hato to bother ;ou
so much, but ou see, 1 know of no other
' 1 culQ "l thl information,
ut.nra'nrn ?ii
Dr. nichard Oarnett. principal librarian
of tho British Museum, was at ono time
asked to give a list of the best books to
read. lie wroto down a list, which I will
pass on to you, to be read in the order
given : The Hlble and Shakespeare, Mil
ton's "Paradise Lost." Gibbon's "Hlso
and Fall," Carlyle or Klngsley'a "Carlyle
Miule "!( ' hriui''s 'MStnrlral Writ
ings, Wordsworth, the Waverley Novels,
l .sir waller scon; uicKens. iicorgo
i:ilot nnd biography
L'ersonnii 1 ai
luass add Uohert l.ouis Stevenson, Wash-
Ingly little nothings that one may spend
vast sums of money. The busy rushing
world seldom takes Into consideration
the expense In detail ot a woman's cor
tume, or the expense attached thereto.
Yet very pften the money spent on
these trifles outweighs tho cost of the
frock with which they are worn.
The artist has made you some
sketches of these pew fur bags. The fig
ure in tbe center holds a bag of squir
rel, even me nanate ana the ornaments
being made of this peltry. At the right
is a bag of black eattn, banded with
ermlno. A tussel made of the tails of
this little animal decorates . tlia lower
hiortlon of the bag.
in tne center Is a bag made In com
bination of velvet and sealskin. This
Is realy what might be called a two-In-oqe,
b It not only Is q saddle beg,
but may, also be carried as a muff, At,
the left you see the bar held together
with snAmr, to few th wu, Wf
tf CrtamT 1 11. WVlorcnt iSimf
I. Tiny Tim in Dickens's "Christmas Carol"
mtlu the fumouN Chrlhtmaa benediction
so often quoted, "God bless us (Terr
i. Clement C. Moore wrote the Terse brxln
lilnc ' 'twas the nltht before Christ
mas when all throunn the house," etc.
3. When thero nre many snests, either chil
dren or cronn-ups, at the Christmas
party it Is nmrl to distribute little
sifts In a blc Christmas pie. This can
be n bin dlshpan with the crust made
of crepe paper.
4. Paper nolnsettlaa placed here and there
on the Christmas tree add tn unnsnal
and elonlnc note. They make lovely
trlmmlnk- for the trees used to decorate
n Christmas social room.
5. When the top branches of the Christmas
tree are skimpy, tie on to them the
end of a couple of the lonrer branches
nt the bottom. These end) can be tied
with strong .trim.
0. It Is not usually the custom to make calls
on Christmas Hay except In the case of
Terr Intimate friends who run In to 'see
each other's Christmas sifts.
Ington Irving and Jano Austen for
pleasing, Instructive and excellent liter
ature. You will be able to get any of
these books at the Public Library.
Something to Do With Evenings
To the Edttor of Woman' raaes
.i?Jr Madim Rfadlne every day the ad
rv2v,!.utS?. s',vln th readers of the
LntMso Public Lemkr, i have decided to
?ttv fV.?.7 SaT2Z, auv,ct- .Kesldlns- In the
ViYtJ? Philadelphia a short time, also not
n V!??i,cq.ulllntanS" h,re' l nav" fl"0
i.WHj!U? "pe.1d m' evnln hour and
even Saturday afternoon nnd Sunday. May
..."i.0"' .a,k you ,to. b0 klnd nou-h and
borhood of lork and Twenty-n nth streets?
Although I am aboie thirty, still I belieie
that I can yet accomplish something. Is
thero a school hsre where they teach
mechanical dentistry? Aro there museums
mentioned hours? JOHN D,
The nearest night school to your
neighborhood Is the Iteed School nt
eighteenth and Oxford streets, and that
Is on elementnn- nrhnni tiiaw .,...
h'Sh schoo Is the Northeast High School.
rpi... ! " "u ueiiien avenue.
There Is no school In this city where
mechanical dentistry Is taught except
the Graduate School of Dentistry at the
University of Pennsylvania, and mechan
ical dentistry Is even then only a part
of the course for the regular dentistry
Btudents. The Commercial Museum,
Thirty-fourth Btreet below Spruce. Is
open from 1 to E on Sundays and from
9 to 6 on other days. The Academy of
Natural Sciences. Nineteenth nnd Itace
streets, Is open from 9 to 5 on weekdays
and from 1 to C on Sundays. The Unl
ers!ly Museum, Thirty-third and Hpruca
streets, is open from 10 to C on week
days and from 2 to 0 on Sundays. The
Publlo Library,' at Thirteenth and Lo,
cust streetB, Is open on weekdays until
9 in the evening. ' "'
Children Party
To the Editor of Woman's raacr
Dear Madam I nm one of your muni
.ouois nun iwurv iur juur Dgira tna tint
thins after my husband brlnis.lt home In
the evening-, and. oh. I like It so much! Now
t would like to ask you to help me out with
tho following question: "
I would .like to slva a birthday ttsrtv t.
my llttla slrl pt eleven on January 2. I
want tn wr Ik' fhn nvlliltnn. ....-, .....
1 don't know how anil when they should be
I sent. .Would jou.also aussest aoms aramea?
1 1 am rrom a foreign land and never went to
1 school In America, so you see I don't know
much about parties for little slrls, and I
surely like to have thlnns nice and do them
right. Another thine I woud like to ask you
nleaa tell me the truth. Is my" wrltlna
very bad for one who lust picked It up as
she went along! I am always nervous when
I have to write In Uncllsh.
IMr.) B. w, C.
Send thn Invitations rleht nwav. n ti
Is usual to havo them out ten days or
so ahead of time, oven In the case ot a
cldldren's party.
If you want the Invitations to come
from yourself, address them to the
mothers of the children you aro Inviting,
wording them In this way:
"My Dear Mrs. : I am planning
to give a little party for Ruth on Thurs
day. January 2, In honor of her eleventh
birthday and I would very much like to
have John come.
"The party will begin at 2 o'olock and
will be over at E, I do hope John can
come. Will you please let me know If
he can?
Trusting to have he pleasure ot
naving your son wun us, witn Kina re
gards, I am, cordially. Mrs. C,"
If you would rather you can address
the Invitation to the child Instead of the
mother, wording it virtually In the same
Indeed, your wrltlnr Is very nice and
neat and your English is good, so don't
cet nervous or worry about It- I am
sending you the games, '
The Rally Novelette U published
today on Fiction Pafe.
Cuticura 3oap lis
Easy Shaving for
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And in the Love of Grown-Vps, Too An Immortal 'Answer, jtrivcj
t6 a Little Girl Who Onco Ashed, "Please
Tell Mc tho Truth"
IS THERE a Santa Claus? An idle
question? No! On this night when
all the little' girls and boys aro tucked
away in their beds, against tho fairy
like break of .Christmas day, that
query Just naturally belongs hero, and
with It belongs Virginia O'Hanlon.
irglnia O'Hanlon was tho little eight-
year-oia gin who asked' that question
one tirao and received an immortal
answer. Small Virginia wroto tho
following letter to the New York Sun:
Dear Editor:)
I am eight years old. Some of my
little friends say there Is no Santa
Claus. Please tell me 'the truth. Is
there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon.
Frank P. Church answered Virginia
through the columns of tho Sun. He
Is dead now, but tho things ho wroto
to a little girl that day on the big
grown-up editorial page can never
die. Year after year at Christmas
tlmo his reply is printed and reprint
ed throughout tho country.
TTIRGINIA," he wrote, "your little
. V friends are wrong. They havo
been affected by the skepticism of a
skeptical age. They do not behove
except they see. They think that
nothing can bo which Is not compre
hensible to their little minds. All
minds, Virginia, whether they be
men's or children's, are little.
"Yes, Virginia, thero Is a Santa
Claus. He exists as certainly aa love
and generosity and devotion exist,
and you know that they abound and
give to your life its highest beauty
and Joy. Alas! How dreary would be
tho world If there were no Santa
Clausl It would bo as dreary as if
there were no Virginias. There
would be no child-like faith then, no
poetry, no romance to make tolerable
this existence. We should have no
enjoyment except in sense and sight.
Tho eternal light with which child
hood fills the world would be extin
guished. "Not believe In Santa Claus? You
might ns woli not believe in fairies.
The most real things in the
world aro those that neither children
nor men can see.
"W"OU may tear apart the baby's'
X rattle and see what makes the
noise inside, but thero is a veil cov
ering tho unseen world which not the
strongest man, nor even tho united
strength of all the strongest men that
ever lived, could ever tear apart. Only
faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance,
can push aside that curtain and view
and plcturo the supernatural beauty
and glory beyond. Is It all real? All,
Virginia, In all this world there is
nothing else real and abiding.
"No Santa Claus! Thank God he
lives, and he lives forever. A thou.
Please Tell Me What to Do
Answer to Mrs. G.
I hope this little Jingle will be all
1 HOJJO una iiLna jir. ..... -" -.. 1
right for your party and thatthe partyj
mat inn ijdrijr,
will be a great success,
Ree. my dears, thla little ball:
Take It now and through the hall
Follow Its lead: 'tis worth your while.
Though tanslcd bo your path, tlll smile.
W... .. -Via anrl V-All'l! find. 1T1V deCS.
A (rift that ploasee. perhaps cheers.
The Christmas fairy mna "
Oo. now that you havo learned your part.
After reciting tho poem hand the. ball
Intended for each truest to each one, and
If they do not quite understand explain
the Idea in full.
Speak Up, John
Dear Cynthia I have known a rtrl for
the last half year and we, have been BOinj
out tocether vew regularly. Am n very
frequent visitor at her home. I Jove this
Blrl and she also returns my love. When
1 seo her out and then escort her home I
isk her to lilss me sood-nlsht. but' she at
wals refused savlmt that It, Is Improper.
Do'you think she I. rlsht In this matter be
Imt that we love each other?
Havo you nsked the girl to marry
youT If you haven't, then very likely
she Is waiting for you to do so before
she grants your renuest, ir sou both
love each other and the girl's parents
apparently approe ot jou, why not be
come engaged?
She Broke a Date
En"Bnnr n?mnVr?cnC?n'?.dm.!,0
already had an enaement. but, to tell the
trUSlo,,'wIodw,nnl SM? 5?5n.tumlns later
I founTthat my At friend had "rived and
nndlne me not at homo went away, very
"SSlm. what to do to befriend,
a train.
The only thing for you to do Is to
wrlto a letter 0? apology. You did a
very rude thing, my dear. In a moment
of weakness. Tell tho first man plainly
that you had not the nervo to refuse to
go with the old friend whom you had
Kt seen for some years. Ask him to
forgive you. ns you did- not realise at
the time how thoughtless and Impollto
you were,
A Girl's Idea of Sincerity
near Cynthia As Helen II. request om
rfi.inVn.ww her little ay on bslns ln-
hk'Vouto"....''!. ThUi? HaVtS
ay on the aubject.
First of all. Helen If., a man positively
cannot be aincere 10 a airi n y . ,..
i"'J" '- ..V with ini nf others, because
whu.n. doe. ao out with a, few different
slrls almost evwrjr iiih,,. . .. bwh w ,
ri"" r... 7i -ii mnA ttLrernrA moat natu
rally lie cannot bo able to thlntf of ono slrl
If, ,... .1. 1 v.rniv think tt Doislble for
any one to-be able to have mora than on
tnouani ai a i"t,
You ay. how would a, boy feel If he were
t.antwilnied bv k alii when she make an
enaaaement? Well, I'll admit that he cor
ta'nly would feel pretty bad. iuat as wa
alrls would It the same thins: happened to
us but I don't think any man think much
of a slrl who ask him to take her out.
Tou y a. man I not sincere 1 to the slrl
who use paint and powder. Well, the latter
isn't ao bad. but why should Iw be true
to her or even try to be. when, he knows
rla-ht well she ha jialnt on and Is only de
lvlnr him? ..Any one can tell when a. slrl
IS aono up, nnuiiuu "iiuit i,fc is vi(i
foollns. When ho I
Cil pi, n, nu.a n.tt luvuiu
and After
Ths 0d Rcllabla
Round Package
00. , aSTl
sweii Horlij
CJiristmas Eva
O little town of Bethlehem,
Jloxo still via see thee llet
Alove thy deep and dreamless sleepi
The silent stars 'go 61;
Tet In thv dark streets' shlneth,
The everlasting IAphtf
The hopes and fears of all the vearsi ' J
Arc met in thee tonight.
O holv Child of Bethlehaml
Descend to its, wo pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter In, '
BS lorn in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
Oh, come to us, abide with its,
Our Lord Emmanuel!
From "O ZAttle Town of Bethle
hem," ly Phillips Brooks.
sand years from now, Virginia, nai
ten thousand years from now, he wll
continue to mako giaa tns Heart
YOU have grown up, of coursi
Virginia, like all other llttlj
girls, but tonight you will be Just Vll
glnla in your little white nightie, T,
night once more you will bo wee Joai
of Aro leading all the Christina!
dreams of children. You, little girl
nt thn IimuI nf thn nrmv of then:
challenging us with your oplendll
armor of innocence and your uttd ,V
faith that beats high as you eleei i"
Challenging us as tho tree grows ti i-
tinseled splendor in the living rooni ,""'5J
"to toll the truth." j,0
You heard tho truth, Virginia. .an
. And now today can come auothd '
answer bearing it out. Tonlgh,,'",;,''
Christmas eve, Bethlehem's Staj i
shines on tho graves of those whl '.
gave their lives for things unseen. OU 75-
boys wno, spend meir rcei' wmi inei.
UOU on nign tonigni. aia noi usk
nee. They followed the light of
r-nnsn on which men could not 1;
their hands. But tho glory of it bo
them to tho very gates of Heaven
VTOTHINO In the world oxcep th;
Xi which wo can seo? Dream o;
lliuo army, lonigm uuu iimjr mu jji
vino Child nt whoso lowly crib tlif
world now bows to adore speed you
dreams. It is Santa Claus now. .Lata
It will bo chivalrous deeds. AnJ
so on tho dreams of childhood whit
ped to sterner stuff. Who shall saj
these are not real and abiding?
aJ ,iu
ji "'
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3 '
he be? Tou know two can Dlay at the an U&
ram. f .1.V-
About belnar able to tell when a man
in 1 .4
knol a.
sincere, there Is Just one way, and you kno
a bov Is slncer when the bov and ell
ennaaed to be married. Before that time b
Is only tooling- and flattering-, and the Ell
should do likewise. This applies to all men
lor, wnen a man expresses mmseit 1111
"lllarnoy" did In last week's paper, I thin
he know what he 1 aaylns and he, said al
men are alike -just klddlne the slrl aloni
Helen It. you ev that, when -a m
meets a more sensible slrl. say a big
nchool graduate, he become more serloui
Well, do you have to be a hurli schoi
f'raduate to bo sensible? All you need, la I
lttle common sense: that's all tho me
want nowadays. They would much rathe
have a slrl with common aense and wh 't i
of talk from here to anywhere. You don' jr.X
noeon-t say anyimns-. man one witn a nn si
nave to say a wnoie 101 to 10c inem itnoi
ay a wnoie lot to let mem Itnoi
are not the kind to atand for at i(Mri
ding etuff": Just a little twinkle '""
Till do It. Tou know -actions spea) 1
tnat you a
the "klddl
the eve wll:
Imi.. an l.nr than .vnrAm
Airaln I will say the only sure way y,
alrls can tell when a man 1 sincere la whet ,cv
he dcote his whole tlmo to Just the on .
Klrl. Tou may bo wondering- how ehe ca, ""
tell she Is the nnlv ntrl. Well. thnt'M ...
There's always some one around the sli '
ealtiB. "ityt but.Jack I gettlnir serious. Isn' JV ff
he? Ho is around here almost everv nfirht '
It's no wonder we verv seldom see him witit
That' the way I found out Jark really anl , '1 .
truly wa sincere. I will thank you, Helti ,
It.. If jou would write and let me knoi'""
uhat sou think ot my opinion. I hons va i
win your bet. EXPERIENCE
To Keep Eyeglasses Clean
To keep eyeglasses from steaming 1 ,
cold weather rub with vaseline nnd po ,
ish with ft silk handkerchief. J"''
Women tamp Lighters ' "J
Some ot the largo cities aro employln! ",'!
colored women" as street lampllgtyiers. (","
How I Made
Jim Like Spinach
' rf'
That's something- I tliouarht I pniltf '
.never, never do. Jim simply would no! ti
eat snlnach. Buttons dav when T wl
ui uiy wii a oiiu because 1 naa servt
nearly every other vegetable In captl-
uy inui ween, j, inuuo up my mina
was Brolnar to make, him eatT anlnar
What's, more, I was going to make hli
llttU It, IUU L
Tou see. by this time I'm wise enoug) 1.1J
to know that the reason folks'don'tllkj 4001
iriaui iiiinsTs 10 egi la uiat mey. arenviitif
cooked right, so I set to work to. cool J ' ,1
splnaoh In n way that I knew even Jin "s
couldn't resist. The socrpt Is Al Bauds ea!
He would eat nails, I think, If they wen iti
flavored with that sauce I, ,
This Is how I did it, in caso you want -leii
to try it on your Jim: (,,,y
I washed the spinach well, put It )nl "Vj
covered kettle and cooked It with I ,Vt
tablespoonful of bacon fat until it'wat ,39J
IttnilAi. 'rli.in T hnnn. If-flnA nAH ak V
soned it with salt, popper and a'Keneri irii A
ous tablespoonful of that .mngio a sin I
Sauce, and garnished with ellces p j! J
Well. I wish you could have heaW
Jim ask for a second portion. That AJ -ir
Sau,-e is certainly one big blemslng foi wV'
me I -Adv. uilrf
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