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THE WASHINGTON HERAED. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1L2. . S E p- m " jy EDITED BY k. rsssg s-Q&f fJ JULIA CHANDLER tnfiA r"MM yvipmp -jj . L 1 1' t ( jjpjjyi'.a 'rSE TWO MORE DAYS TO SOLYE THE PDZZLE Hundreds of Clever lists Already Beceived. Or JULIA CIIVSDLEIt 31 AM. I feel pretty much swelled up with Pride this moraine because the Puzzle Circle has taken all sorts of sentiment to Its heart n honor of St. Valentine. Not only have solutions of the valen tine puzzle, published In The Washlng ton Heralds Page for Every "Woman, both Sunday and Monda), poured In through every medium since Sunday aft'1 ernoon. but Inclosed with almost every list of answers to the puzzle there has come to me a valentine, bearing" some word of good will, some wish for me and for all the dear folk to whom I talk every day through these columns. I ha e hardly, known which to feel the more puffed up about the hundreds of "valentine greetings that I have received from you or the cleverness which you have displayed in solving this week's puzzle. Ton see. we aaie fussed and fumed along with puzzles off and on for a good long time, until I have come to -know 3iur signs of keen delight in a problem riven you to untangle signs which have been in the very air this week, coming to me In delighted verses, descriptions of parties planned for this afternoon or this evening at which the puzzle Is to be used, and, better still, in the dozens sf assertions that nobod) cares whether they win any one of the three cash prizes offered In the puzzle contest this week or not. so long as they are al- lowed the pleasure of untangling the valentine enigma. Proof of Fascination. "When the Puzzle Circle gets to the point of not caring about the mone, I take off mj hat to the charm of the puzzle upon which work is In progress. I admit I am deluged with lists of onsners to the valentine tangle. I ad mit that these answers are, in the main, exceptionally Interesting and clever, but I have nothing to say when some one calls me over the 'phone and begs to know if anv of the solutions submitted have been correct. That, you see, is another question. I want to remind jou, however, that onlj two more das remain of the con test The gate closes promptly at noon on Frldi). and no solution will be eligi ble for the prizes that come to me after that hour I want to say also that I am Just as interested In the solutions that are yet tu come as I am In an) of those that have al-eady been received, and. fur thermore that I have Just as high hopes or their success in winning a prize So be no whit discouraged If jour list of answers Is Incomplete. It Is prob ably more nearly correct than anv that nave thus rar reached me So send It long with all speed possible. TEACH LITTLE GIRLS TO DO PLAIN SEWING In spite of the sewing taught in the elcmentar schools, plain needlework Is fast becoming a forgotten art, and as or the fairv-llke. almost Invisible stitches ased bj our grandmr thers the possessor of a sample of these looks upon It with ponder Perhaps the ewlng machine Is partly to blame for Shis, but it is really more the fault of the mother who does not see the necessity of teaching her little daughfrs the u f the needle Hemming or slip-Ftitchlng a sheet would Indeed be tedious work for the small maiden, but dolls clothes hold a world of fascination and In making a miniature petticoat the smell girl will learn almost every plain sewing stitch she needs to know Children Are 111 Mimics. Everj one knows vhat mimics children are. and if the mother sets a bad example bv having dssors. needles, and thread tucked into odd corners she cannot ex pect her children to keep their sewing neat Mother s work basket always has a charm for the small girl, and when one of her own is held out as an inducement to lean the different stitche and to make them neatly the work of teaching ber will be immensely simplified. An outfit for the doll Is merely a pre lude to the wider experience which will follow when the small girl grows and Dnds that she knows how to make her own clothes and especially in a famtlv here the Income Is small Is the home Iressroaker appreciated Most of the fur coats this season are fashioned with straight, graceful lines and rounded at the front. Some are slashed at the side not for beauty, but to follow fashion s latest wnun. rneir ileeves are generally long and close-fitting, and finished without tne gathers at the top, like those of a man's coat. GOOD RECIPES THAT OTHER WOMEN HAVE Editor s Note This department la open to everybody. Any recipe that jou hare tried and found good Trill be gratefully received and published for (be benefit of other housekeepers. "Write only on one aide of the paper when copying recipes. Mock. Turtle Dean Soup, Oie quart of mock turtle soup beans, two onions chopped, four stalks" of celery cut small, the corn beef liquor, pepper. Dice of fried bread, one quart of cold water, and set them where they will heat for an hour withoutJurnlng Stir up often from the bottom. At the end of this time add the beef liquor (after "tak ing off the fat), the onions, and celery. Cook gently three hours until the beans are boiled to pieces. Strain, season, put back In the kettle, boll up, season with pepper, stir in the butter, rolled ln-Jlour. Simmer five minutes and por upon the fried bread in the tureen. Sausages In White Sauce. Boll six sausages for fifteen minutes; cool, reroov e the skin, and cut Into small pieces. Melt three tablespoons butter, add three tablespoodfuls flour and three quarters of a cup each of milk and cream. Add the sausages, season with salt, pepper, and cayenne; let the mix ture come to boiling point and serve. To Bake Potatoes Quickly. First "boil for fifteen or twenty minute and then put in oven, and they will finish baking In a short time and taste as good as though baked otherwise WOMAN'S LACK OF PRIDE IN HER WORK Consider; also, woman's lack of pride In her work. The great primal function of woman Is to be wife and mother That Is what nature originally created her for. and the greatest and most Important work that she can do In the world the one vital necessity that she renders to sodeti Is to be a home maker. Now to be a good wife and mother and make a good home Is the most stu pendous, the most complicated, the most wearying and wearing Job on earth. Moreover, it is one that calls for the greatest diversity of talents and abilities and the exercise of almost superhuman powers of patience and endurance. Any fairly intelligent person can, by study and energy, make himself or her self into a reasonablj good lawyer, doc tor, preacher, diplomat, caterer, dress maker, milliner, school-teaoher, nurse, shopper, financier, entertainer, cook, chambermaid, or clairvoyant. But the wife and mother and home maker has to bunch all of these pro fessions and a dozen others In her own person. She must be lawjer and Judge who can Justly settle all the disputes that rise among her children. She must be physician and nursewho can care for them when tbev are ailing She must be a cook who can get a dinner, and a society lady who can scintillate at the head of the tabid. She must be a clergy man who can direct her children's feet toward heaven and bridge a player who can bold her band with her circle of an evening She must know how to spend her husband s mane) so as to make one dollar look like twb- and be clever enough to cover her tracks. Above all, she must be seeress enough to divine her hus band's mood when he comes home of an evening and discover before he speaks whether It is the psychological moment to strike him for the new parlor curtains, or whether it Is the part of wisdom to hustle the children up the back stairs and lock the cat in the cellar. Rather a difficult undertaking, lint It, to be a good wife and mother and home maker' Yet the fate of the universe hinges upon woman being able to do, all these parlor and kitchen tricks with one band while she appears to be enjoj lng herself with the other. And the wonder of It Is that the great majority of women are this kind of prestidigi tators. Entitled to Draff. Tou would think that any one who had the transcendent ability and the marvelous versatility required to pnll off an artistic performance of a wife and mother and hdme maker would think that she was a headllner In humanity, and entttled to have her name In large electric lights over her door If she also thought that she was starring; in the biggest role in the drama of life and went about bragging about it and about how she got the glad hand from her husband and children and an ad miring audience of friends, we might smile over her swell-headedness, but we would have to admit that she was Justi fied In it But how do women really -view thjs subject They are so little proud of the great work they do and that most of them do so well that they do not think that 't Is an thing They don't even dignify It bv calling it a career or a life work. They think it is notnrag There Is na other piece of sarcasm on the face of the earth like that which applies the epithet, "worklngwoman." to Points for the Hostess. Have ou ever had a delicious dinner ruined by warm sajad If jou have, you were doubtless enraged and blamed th cook. She probably told ou that the salad Just came from the refrigerator, and If she is truthful she left you with out argument Refrigerating is about the only method of keeping salads cold that most women know The think If the Ingredients are put in a dish on the Ice everything has been done. Here is how one woman, noted for her delicious salads, keeps tbem icy cold. The fruit, meat, or other Ingredients are made ready early In the morning of the day they are to be used, then wrapped in an old napkin or clean muslin and laid flat on the ice, there they stay until the last possible minute for mixing "When ready for use they are taken -out and mixed b laying with the mayonnaise In a bowl that Is chilled by standing In a larger bowl of tee. The mayonnaise- is kept In the refrigerator until needed and the lettuce Is washed as soon as bought, then dried and wrapped In a cloth and put flat on the Ice until used. Islckel ornaments on stoves, ic., may be kept bright by using ammonia and whiting Mix together in a bottle and apply with doth. A very little polishing gives a fine luster Dip soft doth In kerosene, then In whiting, and rub vigor ously on the nickel. Dry and polish with woolen cloth. PASSED ALONG Haddock, a la Rarebit. Prepare fish as for baking. Make a rareou mixture 01 one cup hot, milk, one quarter pound grated cheese, one-half teaspoonful of salt, one-quarter teaspoon ful of mustard, one tablespoonful of flour, one tablespoonful of butter. Blend well anil Mnr mr.. fl.h Dal, .i. .. .it done. Do not season fish or use butter or pora. as ine rareDit mixture makes the dish rich enough. Serve, garnished with parsley. Oysters and Cheese. Slightly scald oysters, or till plump, and turn them into a well-buttered baking dish. Oyer them turn a white sauce made very thick. Do not use too much sauce. Cover -with cracker crumbs and cheese. Use one pint of largo oysters. one cup 01 milk, two tablespoonfuls of bread flour, one tablespoonful 'of butter. one-third tablespoonful sajt Heat one cup of milk and pour It over one-quarter pound of mild cheese, crumbled Into bits and mixed with one heaping cap of Sne cracker crumbs. "When cheese Is melted aa pteoe of butter size of a walnut. Vhen thoroughly hot and melted, turn over the oysters and white sauce. Dssh of cayenne over top. Bake until cream la "set" and the top well browned ' By DOROTHY DIX the woman who works In an office or"a store as distinguished from the woman who works In her own home. "Why, the wife and mother does ten times as much work every day of her life as any old Scrooge of an errployer ever wrings out of his women employes. There s no. eight-hour law for the protection of mother, as there is for the protection of the factory worker Tet It Is universal conceded that wife and mother "lint a worklngwoman, and the humorous part of it Is that wife and mother, with her poor Angers workddH to the bone, coincides in the view. I 'have had thousards of women who were Ideal wives and mothers and home mak ers say (9 me It must be a fine thing to have some work to do In, the world. X wish I had " "Great heavens. wcman." I cried, "aren't you" making a good man happy T Aren't jou raising up-a nice family of children? Dontlou roake'a home that Is a blessing and a'benedlctpn to every body who comes near If" " Oh, yes,"- the woman will reply hum bly, "but I ''would like to do something really Important" And the pathetic part of this Is that she Is doing the most Important work! possiuie. ana sne gets no joy out of it because she has no pride In it The Cause of Trouble. It Is because women have no pride In their work that they have so much trouble with their husbands on the money question. One of the potent sources of domestic discontent with 'STUNNING NEW DESIGN j4 LPSjVv'2& js LH JmVuW 'BSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBBSSBSBaaSKUYuV'awUU J71. J SSBSBSBSBSBSBaSBSBSW - ( A society woman's wardrobn. la llfc the city street car In that there is always room for one more gown, and If she be at all "popular there Is always need 'for one more gown. A new and pretty de sign for an afternoon reception gown is shown. In our sketch. The original of mis was a accy uut not aar& Diue crene women Is that they have no financial Independence. Their husbands pay their bills with muttcrings and grumblings, but It Is easier to get blood out of a turnip than It Is to get the average man to make his wife a definite allowance for her own personal expens8- The result Is that the wife of many a well to-do man never has even aceht that she can do with as she pleases without hating to give an account for It, . I hold that It the woman did not under value her services the husband would not. She makes her labor slave labor be cause she works for her board and clothes, and. If she Is willing to do tills, naturally the man Is willing to take it Each of us write our price-tag In this world, and If we mark ourseiv es down-to -O cents, no philanthropist Is going to come along and take us off the bargain counter and mark,, us up, and put us tip among the precious articles that a man liaa.to pay for before he can get. It's woinen's lack of pride In their calling that makes their husbands hold them cheap, and It Is up to them to demand for services that take all of heart and brain and body services so great, that no money could pay for them at least as much as a man pais his cook or his typewriter. It Is for women themselves to take wifehood and motherhood and home making out of the ranks of the jack-leg trades and put it where It belongs, among the learned and highly paid pro fessions. But they will never do It until they get to the point where th.y take some pride in their work. ie cblne. with long bands of taffeta em broidered in gold, running from shoul ders to a sharp point near bottom of skirt, and finished with a gold tassel. Marrow plain- blue silk, borders the em broidered bands and forms the bow at hack. The underblouM U of gold lace, veiled "With bias. chlCon, 1 SALD ABOUT WOMEN. There is no grace that Is taught by the dancing master, no style adopted Into the etiquette of courts, but was first the whim and mere action of some brilliant woman. Ralph Waldo Emerson. The conversation of women In society resembles the straw used In packing china; It Is nothing, vet without It everything would be broken Mme. Do Salm. Woman is seldom merciful to the man who Is timid. Edward Bulwer-L) tlon. He that hath a fair wife never wants trouble. Proverb. The starrj. crown of woman is In the power of her affection and sentiment .and the Infinite en largements to which they lead. Ralph Waldo Emerson. ' A woman who has surrendered her lips has surrendered every thing Theophlle Viaud. Some women are so Just and discerning- that they never see an opportunity to be generous. An onymous. A marl without religion Is tu be pitied, but a godless woman Is a horror above all things Eliza beth Evans. - There are few husbands whom the wife cannot win In the long run by patience and love Mar guerite De Valols. Men love at first and most warmly; women love last and longest. This Is natural enough, for nature makes women to be won and men to win. George William Curtis. POEM THAT HAS HELPED Editor's te Every woman Is In vited to send me copy of the poem nearest and dearest to ber heart tha little verse that baa given her fresh courage In some dark hour, renewed ber hope, and uplifted her spirit. It does not matter how obscure .the leraea, ap long as the thought con talned la them Is uplifting;. The heart throb poems sent me for this series will be published as fast as space per mits, and will furnish everr woman who ellpa and saves them a collection she could obtain under no oae book cover. In copying your favorite poem for the aeries, please write only on one side of the paper. TBUST. (PabUjfitd at tit raroot of Grace PorUr Horkha. I do not ask that God shall always make My pathway ngnt I only pra that He will hold my hand Throughout the night: I do not nope to nave tne tnorns re moved That pierce my feet. I only ask to end ills niessea arms My safe retreat. If He afflicts me. then. In ray distress. vviinrjoios ills hand. If all His wisdom I cannot conceive Or understand. I do not think to alwavs know His why or wherefore, here. But sometimes He will take my hand and make His meaning clear. If In His furnace He refines my heart. To mske It pure, I only ask for grace to trust His love, Strength to endure: And if fierce storms beat round me, and the heavens Be overcast I know that He will give His weary one Sweet peace at last Three Useful Hints. For removing the dark stain which Is frequently seen in vinegar cruets, make a suds of hot water and white soap and put into the cruet a halt teaspoonful of fine shot Shake the shot around and the discoloration will entirely disappear. Rinse weh with scaldlngwater. A piece of bedtlcklng. about a yard square, preferably old. will save your kitchen towels and man) a burnt hand. This square should be hemmed and i loop of tape, by which to hang It fas tened at one end. It Is the best kind of holder for handling hot utensils or tak ing" pies and cakes from the oven. When wishing to drive a nail through hard wood. Irst push It through a cake of hard soap. It will then go through easily and will not split the'wood. When using a hammer, grasp the handle near the end, and not In the center, as Is the way of most women. Modes of the Moment. There is a perfect craze for platinum. Platinum set with diamonds and pearls Is the combination par excellence for those blessed with the purse of fortune. One of the new" fashions Is to stud the quill of a long ostrich plume with tiny pink rosebuds. These may be placed at Intervals of two Inches apart It la rather nalntlng the Illy and gliding- gold: It is not probable that fastidious women will accept 11 or iiko v Among th nlost quaint hit shapes for children are the Dutch, bonnets with the puff crowns and the strikingly prominent sides -curiously bent and standing away 1 from the face. This style Is built tip in fascinating ways, th -ears- Dewg of contrasting material and qujte orna mental. Metal laces are often employed for this purpose. The Fashionable Belt. Tho fnahlnnable belt'Of the moment is about an inch and a half In width and Is made of black patent leather deco-l rated with a buckle to match, or with an antique- silver one. A perfectly plain belt has Its votaries, hut In some cases an introduction. Is made of tiny white hot ton trimmings, which look very smart Indeed when the buttons are dnatered at the back In a pyramidal form designed to give grace to the figure. Narrow ratio belts are being Issued also, and some of the dressmakers In troduen bv their means a contrast In colors to the rest of the costume, using shades of pink, blue, and mauve most dexterously folded Into the narrow com pass at their command. HATIOHAL BULLETIN What Progressive Women 'Are Doing Everywhere. The first woman suffrage association ever organized In the world was that of Indiana In IK!; the second was that of Ohio In lKi The 'Pre Ah government has Intrusted an Important Morocco commission to a womap. Mme. -Camllle Dugast. who will conduct researches Into social and eco nomic conditions In that country. Tbe Patriotic Women's League of Ger man) has appointed a committee to pro mote a law for compulsory muitarj serv ice of German women In war and peace thnes as nurses-and helpers. A State convention of men working for equal suffrage In Oregon will be held In Portland next July. County dubs are to be formed throughout the State; from which delegates will be-selected to a,t- tend the convention,, and plans for a thorough campaign will be discussed. One of the promoters of the movement In a notice to the members said o such a degree have we eliminated the mother element from the body-politic that" we are rapidly drifting to anarchy He advocated woman suffrage as- the best route to travel In order to get back to a safe and sane order of things. The secretary, of the Iowa Men's League for Woman Suffrage, In outlining their plans for the coming campaign. reports that his organization Is confident of securing fifty thousand members be fore spring, and that with this number of voters they can easily carry the State for equal suffrage. The Labor party of England concluded lta last annual report by saying: "We end a 5 ear which will leave a permanent mark on the history of democratic gov ernment in this countrv, and next year promises to be equally Important Tbe government has promised to Introduce a manhood suffrage bill, and we do not doubt but that an amendment will be carried Including women "within Its scope" At the municipal elections In Ireland last month Miss Harrison, the distin guished portrait painter and devoted worker In tbe cause of the unemployed poor, was elected a member of the Dub lin Corporation by a large majority, and Dr. Mary Strangmao, F. R. C. P. was elected to the same office In Waterford. From China come reports that the Chinese women are shaking off the time- worn shackles of ignorance and -oon will be in the very forefront of the move ment for liberty and enlightenment: that tbe gospel of woman suffrage Is speed ing China, and the campaign for woman's emancipation in the Orient is going stead lly forward. (l Col MesroD Merton. former secretary (of the Persian Legation In Washington. In a recent public address, said: "Al though the women of Persia are not per mitted a voice in the affairs of govern ment thy pay a large proportion of the taxes. The only instrument of asserting their rights la the riot In Persia the riots are led by them, and when the jnen find that they no longer are able to pro long such movements they Invariably call on the women to come out and take up uia.struggle. Tf)e feminist movement In France Is said to be developing with astonishing rapidity, men and women representing alt classes of society enrolling themselves as members In the various organizations. The women State emploves, especially tnose engaged in llres of education, are nocking to the suffrage ranks in ever- Increasing numbers. President Fallieres Is a member of the Men s League for Equal Suffrage in France. Organizations of men and women are being formed all over Germany for the purpose of establlhtng universal suf frage. The Prussian franchise law grants only very limited rlrnts to men. and men and women are co-operating In an effort for its extension. A petition was- recently sent to the lord chancellor urging better laws for working women. In Portugal the movement for women s rights has a large number of supporters among the best known men of tbe coun try, notably the fine old nhllosooher. Teofila Braga. and many other Portu guese scholars and thinkers. In 1S50 the women of Scotland were given tbe municipal vote In 1SSS In Eng land and Wales they became eligible to county councils, and In 1S34 a local gov ernment bill nude them eligible as poor law guardians. In 190S theb- eligibility to Sfwswe W THE BUSY CORNER 0 Another Opportunity To-day to Buy Advance 1912 Spring Dresses At $8.90 The addition of nearly 200 Dresses that should hae been here in time for the sale Saturday makes to-day's offering of even greater importance. THINK OF IT the handsomest dresses brought out for spring, 1912,. wear to sell for $15, $18, and $20, here for only $8.90, and fully a month ahead of the usual time. Worth investi gating, is it not? Beautifully designed dresses of foulards, messalines, taffetas, serges, Bedford cords, nets, lingerie, and satins, irt all jlors and black and white. Suit Store Second Floor. OF SUFFRAGE HEWS county and borough councils as alder men, presidents, or mayors was confirmed both in England and Scotland. The advertising value of equal suf frage campaigns becomes more "d more apparent to tbe workers at national suf frage headquarters, where the dally mall Is laden with packages of newspaper clippings from every part of the world containing reference to the States in which such campaigns are pending. The activity of the movement In the various countries Is becoming so pronounced that interesi 4s focused on the sections where the prospects for success appear to be most favorable -Zona. Gale, the distinguished author. It among tbe active workers In tbe woman suffrage campaign now in progress in Wisconsin. Mrs. Electra Kennedy, of California, celebrated her HrM blrthdzv- a few rixv ago. and a cake of her, own baking, with IOC lighted candles, graced the occasion. Mrs. Kennedy was one of the first wom en to regist-r when the suffrage law became effective in, her "State, and It Is her ambition to vofo fnhm .v v-f dent of the United States. She has been a resioent in California, since 'O. Mrs. W. T. Johnston, wife of the chief Justice of tbe Kansas Supreme Court, for many years prominent In the Fed eration of Women's Clubs, has laid aside her dub wori that she may devote her undivided time and energy to the suf frage campaign in her 'State. Every county is being systematically organized and earnest workers are constantly bs the field. Mrs. Johnston Is president of the Kansas Woman Suffrage Associa tion, and Mrs. Stubbs. wife of the gov ernor. Is Its vice president Mrs. Florence Kellev. bun Hirnnrh. out the United States for v- ?- - behalf of workingwomen and children, says that when she began her jears or social service she felt that work directly for the legal protection of working chil dren and working girls and women was more Imperative and Immediately neces- SATV than Mtffnm. n?n 1r tut. . . .-. is now obliged to confess, after a quar ter of a century of strenuous effort she would have 'done better to have given that time directly to securing the ballot for women. Mra. Kelley was for several jcii9 assucjaicu wiia jane Aaaams at Hull House. Mrs. Winston Churchill wife of the celebrated author. Is said to be one of the most untiring workers In the New Hampshire campaign for votes for wom en She Is Jellvering- afternoon and evening addresses, distributing literature, and conducting a house-to-hour canvass in various parts of the State. Mr. Churchill Is in entire sympathy with his wifes views on the subject So much has been published in regard to women voters being unwilling to re veal their ages, it la quite startling to learn that It Is the men who desire to conceal theirs. Word comes from Cali fornia that owing to the refusal of largb corporations to employ men over a. given age It is to thdr advantage not to tell their ages at the polls. Speaking at the annual banquet of the Michigan Sodety In Chicago a few days ago. Gov Osborn. of Michigan, took oc casion to declare himself a firm believer that in the near future the franchise-1 duh do cxicnaea 10 me women ox nis State. Of the 10CO commissioners of deeds la the State of Jsew Jersey. i:t are women. The mayor of Passaic. In response to a petition signed by the leading men and women of the city, on r"etruary I ap pointed a woman to the board of educa tion, one of the first women appointed in the State. So many petitions in favor of woman suffrage have been received by the com mission to revise the electoral laws or rfnnsj tranla, it nas oeen aeciaea to noia public hearings on the question tne latter part of March. The women of California, are having "registration teas In the various churches and enrolling themselves as -v ot ers, special women deputies being on hand for this purpose. After the women of "Washington wera enfranchised, the city council 01 Seattle. passed an ordinance prohibiting smoking at the polling; places. In California tne universities are offering free Instructions to classes of women wno desire instruc tion in civics, and women are taxing mea sures for educating themselves in mat ters on which electors snouia De in formed. XUCB T. JEXKINS. Ilk $S,s & M&&rSAj&!s. Iiii.L U!