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Devotod to th. Household. th Fash
ions ina tho Activities
of Womoa.
gar-Correspondence Is Invited Address
all communications to tl Women's
Editor of The Washington Herald.
Blame die Telephone Girl
When In doubt, blame the telephone
That seems to be the motto of a treat
many women who hare acquired the habit
of ascribing most of the annoyances and
troubles of the day on the telephone
girl. Telephone girls, like Janitors, spe
cialists and plummers, are the natural
scapegoats of eity life. We like to blame
ihem for everything that goes wrong. An
honest specialist, a conscientious Janitor,
a hard-working plummer or a quick
witted telephone girl we naturally as
sume does not exist. Although, of course,
we must know that those who follow
these professions are on the average
just as well fitted for their business as
Is any one else. It is simply a habit of
ours to blame tbese individuals.
"Do you have more complaints from
men or from women in the telphone serv
ice?" the editor of the Woman's Her
ald put this question to one of the tele
phone chief operators in Washington yes
terday. "In other words are the women
subscribers moret rouble than the men
"There is no comparison," was the
chief operator's ready reply, and then,
remembering that the editor of the Wom
an's Herald was a woman, she paused
for a second. "That is the honest fact
and every telephone girl would say the
same. I would rather attend to the calls
of the roughest and most uneducated of
men than the average woman. I know
that from the man I will get more po
liteness, more consideration, more fair
play than from the women."
"But business women." I suggested,
aren't they just as considerate as men?"
"No, indeed, business women are the
hardest people in the world to deal with.
They insist on getting their number im
mediately, and if the line is busy they
absolutely refuse to believe it Busi
ness women may be all right in some
ways, but they are the hardest custom
ers that the telephone girl has to deal
with. But then everybody blames the
telephone girl, and all the poor telephone
girl can say is 'Excuse it, please.' She
would lose her job if she tried to stick
up for hers If.
"So, added the chief operator, "if you
are going to write anything that women
will read please say a good word for us.
Please as-k the women to have a little
more patience, and ask the business
women, especially, to remember that
everything that goes wrong In telephon
Tng is not always the hello girl's fault."
Author of Bill and M.ffraKc Lead
ers Will Irfe Report.
1 "las for legislation granting: women
the right to vot for candidates for Con
crtss will be made this morning- by of
I.eers of the Federal Woman Suffrage
Association at a hearing on the French
bill which would give women that right.
The hearing will be held before the
Hou.se Flections Committee.
Representative French, of Idaho,
author of the bill, will argue that Con
press has the power to pass such a bill.
Rev. Olympia Brown, president of the
suffrage organ ization, will champion the
French lull and Mrs. Clara Bekick Colby
will base her plea on the provision of
the old common law of England.
Holiness Dress Takes on Tosekei
f Caret?..
Holly, evergreen and mistletoe are rap
Idly becoming the fashion in the city's
business dress. An abundance of the
popular Christmas vegetation is being
displayed. The merchants, not satisfied
with merely exhibiting their wares as a
sign of the approach of the holidays,
are adding many touches to their decora
tions with holly berry and mistletoe leaf.
The markets of the city, especially, are
ilecorated with Tuletlde emblems, hun
dreds of fir and pine trees being ar
ranged. It is said that never before
have the preparations for Christmas at
Center Market been made on so large a
"The House of Plainly Marked Prices"
Special Terms on All
December Purchases
There are hundreds of most acceptable gifts in our
great stock of homefurnishings. See our new department
for children.
Those who have open accounts with us at the present
time may make such Christmas purchases as they wish, sim
ply adding these to their accounts. In reality there is no
call for payment on these purchases until after the present
account has been settled.
To those who have had accounts with us in the past we
wish to say that these arPtiot considered as closed they are
simply inactive, and may again be used at any time. If you
wish to do this with Christmas purchases we shall be glad to
grant an extra pmilege ; no payment whatever will be asked
until February 1, 1915.
To new customers we can only say that accounts opened
at this time will be arranged with exceptionally easy terms,
from the above offers you will see the advantages of being
considered an' old patron. Make your beginning now.
We make, line, and lay ail
for the waste in cutting to match
Peter Grogan & Sons Co., 817 to 823 7th St
Thursday, Dec. 17.
capped with mynced gtn
they ben agreable."
The Babees Book.
Cereal and Cream
Codfish Balls
Rolls Coffee
or: . .
Salmon Salad
Whole-wheat Bread and Butter
Nuts Stuffed Dates
Cream of 8pinach Soup
Boiled Cod with Egg Sauce
t Plccallll
Mashed Potatoes Stewed Tomatoes
Charlotte Russe
Codfish Balls-Pick to pieces half a
pound of dried salt codfish, scald It and
drain it. Cover it with cold water and
bring to boiling point; drain, and repeat
this process twice. Press dry and add
four good-sized potatoes, the yolks of
two eggs, half a teaspoonful of salt, a
tablespoonful of butter and a saltspoon
ful of pepper. Mix and form into ba'ls
a little larger than English walnuts. Dip
In beaten egg, roll In breadcrumbs and
fry in hot faL Serve plain or with to
mato sauce for breakfast, preferably
without the sauce.
Stuffed Dates These are ,a nourishing
sweet and with nuts make a satisfying
dessert. Remove the stones from good
dates and fill the cavities with minced
ginger, blanched almonds, broken wa'
nuts or pecan meats. Press the edges
I together and roll the dates in granulated
sugar. If it is desired to keep them for
i several days, wrap them In waxed paper.
J Charlotte Russe Use the sponge cake
left from Wednesday, or else lady's
fingers. Cut the sponge cake In narrow
strips the size of half a lady's finger, or
else split the fingers. Line long-stemmed
glasses with the cakes and fill in the
center with cream, whipped and flavored
with vanilla and a little sugar. A beaten
. egg or two may be mixed lightly with
the cream. Top each glass with a can
died or maraschino cherry.
Christmas nopcorn Balls.
! To make Christmas popcorn balls the
first thing to do, of course, is to pop
' a good quantity of popcorn. Look it
over thoruoghly. discarding the unpoped
kernels, and put the well-popped kernels
, Into a large kettle. For every three
I quarts of the popcorn after it is popped
add a tablespoonful of salt.' Now mix
j together one tablespoonful of melted
; butter and a cupful of molasses and one
! half cupful of sugar. Put in a small
stewpan and bring to the boiling point,
and boll until the mixture will become
i brittle when tested In cold water. Pour
! the mixture gradually over the popcorn.
stirring all the while and turning the
kernels constantly. Shape into balls,
pressing into shape very lightly, and
place on oiled paper to cool.
Another recipe for popcorn balls runs
as follows:
Pop corn, pick over, and put In a
large kettle; there should be five quarts.
Put two capfuls of sugar, one-half cup-
ful of white syrup, one-third teaspoon-
I ful of salt, and one and one-half cup-
fuls of water in saucepan. Bring to the
boiling point, and let boil without stirring
until thermometer registers 260 degrees
F. Add one teaspoonful of vinegar and
orfb tablesponful of vamla. and continue
the boiling until thermometer reaches 14
degrees F Woman's Home Companion.
For the Coming Christmas.
Have you seen the new initialed Turkish
towels? They are very attractive indeed,
and make a charming Christmas sugges
tion. The initial is made of French knots, in
heavy mercerised cotton. Instead of be
ing worked in the direct center of the
towel it is placed at the extreme left.
above the border.
You can buy the alphabet, all ready to
be stamped by pressing with a hot iron.
This is especially useful for the woman
with many friends, as a series of separate
initials is very hard to get hold of. Some
of the initials are done in the popular
all-white, but the colored initial to match
the border shows up the work better.
The stores offer an almost unlimited
variety of designs. The tan, unbleached
towel worked in a little darker tan or
blue cotton is very pretty. Another towel
comes with a lorder in blue, pink and
lavender. This has a wreath in the cen
ter, with a place for the initial, which
can be done in white or color. There are
some very stunning Bulgarian effects.
with plaid border, and large stripes.
These work up very nicely, and are a
good suggestion for a man.
Theatrical Agent Drops Dead.
I-eonard Spencer, a New York theatri
cal agent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
C Spencer, who for years conducted the
Spencerian Business College, dropped
dead at his office on Tuesday, it was
learned here. He was talking with his
daughters and some friends when he
City Life Increases Insanity.
The remarkable increase of 25 per cent
In insanity cases during the past six
years Is due primarily to vice, dissipa
tion, and overcrowding in the large cities,
according to a Census Bureau report
compiled by Dr. Joseph A. Hill.
Carpets free, and charge nothing
$5 fl g l
Tunic styles which re a feature oft
the fall and winter gowns, owe much
of their popularity to the success of a'
play of life In modern Russia, which 1
wan one of the features of the last ;
theatrical season In New York and
which will be seen at the National
TheatT next week. The play. "The ,
Yellow Ticket." deals with certain
phases of life In the Czar's domain
which have to do with the issuing of
passports to the female subjects of the
"Little Father." as the ruler of all the
Rus.iias is called by his countrymen.
The leading character In "The Yel
low Ticket" is one Marya Varenka. a
young Russian woman, who appears in
the first act of the drama wearing a
very simple tunic frock with basque
like coat buttoning down the front.
small fur-trimmed toque and the inevi
table muff and scarf that, by reason of
the extremes of climate, usually form ;
part of the Russian woman's winter
When this very becoming and simple 1
tunic gown was shown for the first
time on the sUtge in New York by
the leading actress in "The Yellow !
Ticket," it created much discussion and
was immediately copied by the far-see- !
ing couturiers of the metropolis. The
early spring showed the tunic in vari
ous forms as the first departure from
the straight lines of the preceding sea
son. The accompanying photographs show
the costume of Marya Varenka, the
heroine of "The Yellow Ticket." as the
young Russian governess who is per
wives Daily
(Copjrlfnt. Ull. br tht McGinn Newspaper Syndi
cate. I
There Is no winter vegetable more deli
cate, and at the same time more health
giving than cauliflower, and In the ab
sence of meat It can be served In many
substantial ways. One of these is to boll
the vegetable plainly and then dress It
with salt, pepper, cheese and butter, and
bake it. Cauliflower au nature! Is first
boiled In the same plain way, drained,
seasoned and served with a clarified but
ter sauce. For a salad, the boiled and
drained vegetable Is thoroughly chilled
and dressed with salt, peper. oil and vine
gar or lemon Juice. Cauliflower timbals
or shells may be made with a very small
quantity of the cold vegetable, no matter
how It has first been prepared. The flow
er Is chopped line and mixed with stale
powdered bread crumbs, cream, red pep
per and salt. The mixture is put Into the
small brown dish called tlmbales,
or packed into big clam shells; then each
is sprinkled with more bread dust, a nut
of butter Is put on top and the bite Is
baked. Cold cauliflower tq large pieces
may also be dipped in a light batter and
fried in oIL
For baked, creamed cauliflower cook
the cauliflower, break It into bits and put
In a baking dish with layers of cream
sauce and grated cheese; brown In the
oven. The cream sauce is made from
butter and flour rubbed together, nicely
seasoned with salt and pepper and
brought to boll in milk.
For cauliflower and cheese mix cold
cauliflower with rich cream, or rather a
thick white sauce. If you can't spare the
cream, add salt and pepper to taste; pack
into a dish, cover thickly with grated
cbeeae and bake.
secuted by the secret police. It was
necessary that the costume worn
should be modest and unassuming in
character, while at the same time dis
playing Russian characteristics for the
purposes of theatrical atmosphere. As
these cut show, the idea was worked
out simply and effectively by means
of a tunic of dark blue crepe de chine
over an underskirt of grape purple
gabardine. The ide girdle of dark
blue worsted was embroidered In yel
low, red and purple wool; a simple flat
collar of band -enibroide red linen in
natural color was cut Y-shape and fin
ished with an antique brooch. The
short jacket was of the blue material,
while the toque or Russian bonnet was
of black velvet. A long, loose-fitting
cloak with fur-trimmed high collar
and cuffs and made of heavy dark blue
cloth, furnished an extra wrap worn
in the lat act of the play.
The accompanying designs offer sev
eral suggestions thut may be followed
in the making of attractive house
gowns. A dress which has become de
classee, may be utilized in the making
of the tunic. New material may be
employed for the underskirt which
need not be of solid cloth throughout,
but may b- made as a wide band at
tached to light weight silk or net.
With the addition of a smart girdle
made of wide ribbon and a eollar of
all-over embroidery cut on the linea
such as are shown in the illustration, a
very attractive frock may be made at
little expense.
The simple frocks worn on the stage
'The stars incline, but do not compel.'
Thnrrla. December 17. 1914.
l''oirru,"ht. W14.)
The new Moon of this date, falling on
the cusp of the ascendant with Venus
In the second house and Leo in a
strange and unique position on the cusp
of the tenth, is read as exceedingly
ominous. Appalling shipwrecks are In
dicated and railway accident, will be
numerous. It is prognosticated. .
The signs are held to Indicate Illness
and death among persons of royal blood.
Trouble in the ministry is foreshadowed
for Great Britain. Famine is to be ex
pected in many countriea
Problems that .will test the best quali
ties of the President to the utmost are
foretold. There is an augury of peril
that may lead to war.
For today the stars Indicate mingled
good and ill. and the stronger influence
is evil, for Mars and Saturn arc decided
ly adverse. Jupiter also is unfriendly,
while Venus is slightly beneflc.
The aspect Is not encouraging for the
beginning of any work, as many ob
stacles are likely to be encountered.
Changes and removals are not lucky
under this rule of the stars.
Engineers. contractors. Ironworkers,
and machinists should be especially cau
tious. Surgeons and dentists are believed to
suffer from unfortunate guidance when
Mars is adverse.
This Is not a favorable sway for bank
ers and financiers. They should delay
all big transactions, especially those In
volving large obligations for the future.
Increase of dishonesty, fraud, and
crimes that demand cunning Is Indicated.
Women may be fairly lucky today, ex
cept In love affairs. In business they
should benefit. They have the augury of
extraordinary achievement In the coming
Persons whose birthdate It is may have
much anxiety In regard to money during
the coming year. They should avoid
quarrels and dissentions of every sort.
Children born on this day may be
rather quick tempered, but they are likely
to be exceedingly kind and generous.
Boys probably will succeed better as em
ployes than In Independent business ven
turea Girls should be guarded against
unwise marriage.
by the heroine of this Russian play
have undoubtedly had much to do with
the present rogue of tunics, although I
there are other handsome gowns re- I
vealed during the three acts by one of j
the other characters. Marjorie Sea- '
ton. tiie daughter of a wealthy Kng '
llshman residing in Russia. In the first
act a charming negligee 's shown, com- .
posed of filmy chiffon in pale pink and
pale blue. The foundation of this at- j
tractive lounging frock is of white .
pussy willow taffeta, with a draped
overdress of pale bin1 chiffon over
which is worn a coate.- of the pale pink '
material. In act 2 is shown an attrac
tive dinner gown of peach-color taf
feta of the same soft weave. The j
foundation might almost be called
"Princess so simply is it built, with
a slightly draped bodice showing a dis- i
tinct waist line and rather high bust.
The only garniture used on this stun
ning frock Is a garland of bright crim
son roses, which la draped from the
left shoulder down one side of the bod
ice and almost diagonally across the
skirt of the gown This model might
be carried out effectually in different
color combinations. It Is needless to
say that It can he worn only by a slim
figure, but while a number of attrac
tive gowns are displayed in the play
it Is to Marya, the heroine of the
drama, that we must look for the in
spiration of the Russian garments
which undoubtedly have contributed to
the vogue of these styles for the fall J
and winter. I
December 17 Mary Hearo, Maria
(Ooprriatit. rJM. by the McOhra Newspaper Syndi
cate.) Mary Hearn. who is chiefly noted for
the hymn, "Watching and Waiting for
Me," was born December 17, 1834, in Eng
land. She was the daughter of a village
postmaster, and as a young girl began to
teach school. Eventually she became a
writer, and in all published some forty
volumes, which were for the most part
reprints from poems and articles con
tributed to religious magazines. "Watch
ing and Waiting for Me'' and many other
hymns written by her are to be found In
the Sanky collections of hymna
Marie Therese Charlotte Angouleme.
the daughter of the unfortunate Louis
XVI of France and his Queen. Marie
Antoinette, was born at Versailles, and
as a child passed her days In the luxury
of that brilliant court. When she was
yet a very young girl she was dragged
away from all tins splendor and impris
oned with the King and Queen In Paris.
After the assassination of her parents
and the disappearance of her brother
he was kept confined as a prisoner, and
It was through an exchange of prison
ers that she was given Into the hands of
the Austrlans. She married the Duke of
Angouleme. better known as Charles X.
She opposed Napoleon bitterly, and In
1810 she was sent Into exile by the French
government and died after fifteen years
of enforced-absence from the land of her
happy childhood.
In Japan private individuals own only
the surface of the land and Its products.
all mineral deposits beneath the surface
the property oi the government.
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3 ,TE. Cunningham & (To.
The Mammoth Cloak and Suit House
316 Seventh Street
v M i nt -v- " T3
Dainty New Blouses for Holiday Gifts
$1.00, $1.98, $2.98, $5.00
Dressy blouses of Ecru Net, Shadow Laces over flesh colored
Chiffons, Chantiliy Laces, and Crepe de Chines. New styles in sand
color silk blouses, and distinct models of Silk Crepe de Chine, with
low neck or high choker collar, embroidered, hemstitched or bound
with silk braid. A sale the importance of which .at this time can
not be overestimated.
Plain Fruit Cake
A pound each of butter and light l.rnw n
ugar. one dozen eggs, a pound of flour
two pounds each of raisins and currants,
half a pound of citron, one grated nut
meg, one tablespoonful of cinnamon, a
teaspoonful each of allspice and cloves,
half a pint of grape tulce and two tea
spoonfuls of baking powder. Rake from
two or three hours in a moderate oven.
(trlilBM (.lairrbreiiii
Beat two cupfuls of molasses and a
cupful of softened butter In a bowl until
tbey are well blended. To this add a
cupful of sour milk; stir in also a quarter
of a cupful of hot wat r, in which a
level tablespoonful of baking soda has
been dissolved. Add the grated rind of
a lemon, a tablespoonful of cloves and
ginger to taste then stir .n enough flour
to make a stiff dough Roll the dough
very thin on a moldlne board and cut
it Into the desired shapes, such as toys,
trees, Santa Claus. bells, stars or stock
ings. Put the pieces in a well-floured
dripping pan and bake in a moderate
oven. When the rake, are done, before
they are altogether cold, frost lightly
with pink or white frosting or add the
tiny nit ces of candy which are made for
this purpose.
I.rrninn Miuonil Cookies
Volks ot six egg-, one and one-half cup
fuls of suar. three-quarters of a cupful
of I -utter, one cupful of almonds chopped;
one tablespoonful of cinnamon, three cup
fuls of flour. Beat well, drop small
Silk Hosiery
for -
the Pair
" The only guaranteed children's shoes on earth "
TRAVERS, believing his Children's Shoes to be the best wear
ing shoes on earth, is willing to. back up his opinion with a signed
guarantee that every pair will have "soles without a hole" at the end
of 8 weeks or a new pair free.
Rtrfcbers-to fit
less than
314 7thSt.N.W.
Opposite the
KIMONOS Large assortment of dainty Christmas Kimonos
in Flannelettes, Crepes, and Silks 89c to $15
Cakes and Puddings
for .
Yutetide Feast
spoonfuls on a well-greas-d pan and lke
...ld Cake
Beat the yolks of four epgs iith one
tablespoonful of lemon Juice. Whip the
whites very stiff, and beat in one cupful
of sifted sugar. Add the egg yolks, and
beat welL Stir in one cupful of sift
ed flour, flavor with orange, and bake
In a star-shaped tin. Ice with white
rrosting. and ornament with nuts ana
candled cherries.
Nat Take
This nut cake is deliciou-. The recipe
is not so elaborate or expensive as some
recipes, but it makes a good cake.
Butter, one-half cup; egg yolks, three.!
sugar, one cup; milk, one-half cup. iak-1
ing powder, two and one-half IHnpoom;
egg whiles, two; nut meats, three-fourths I
cup; flour, one and three-fourths cups.
Combine and make In the usual man-j
ner. The other eggs white Is used for j
making the frosting.
AwstralUa Plata P.ddlaa
One-half pound of beef suet, three
quarters cupful of sugar, one-half cup
ful of molasses, a pinch of salt, one cup
ful of currants, one cupful of raisins, one
egg. one faspoonful of '-loves, one tea
spoonful of allspice, one teaspoonful of
cinnamon, one-half nutmeg grated, a lit
tle citron, cut fine, three cupfuls of flour.
One cupful of sweet milk with one tea
spoonful of soda dissolved In It. Mix
all well and boll on gas range for three
hours in a tube pail. If boiled in an
Bad Weather Shoes
$2 J
Its real economy to haoe the kids
Tra vers - Shoes
"Creator of
At D St.
Hub Furniture Co.
ordinary double boiler, it requires one
half hour longer.
Easrllsh lass Paddias.
One pound of currants, one pound o.
raisins, one-half pound citron, one-halt
pound of brown sugar, three eggs, one
pound of flour and one pound of suet
chopped tine. Mix flour and sugar with
a teaspoonful soda, one teaspoonful bak
ing powder, one teaspoonful of cinnamon
one nutmeg, grated. Add water to make
a stiff dough, boil in a bag four hours.
-White Plum Padding
Mix one cupful of sugar, one cupfn.
of sweet milk, one cupful of finely
chopped suet, and one cupful of white
raisins, one-half cupful chopped nuts, twe
and one-half cupfuls flour (siftd three
times) with a tablesoonful baking po -del
and a half teaspoonful salt. Place ir
mold and steam for two hours. Do not
open until ready to serve. Must be kept
Cranberry Blane TManae
St- w the herries slowly in a Utle watet
and sweeten to taste; set over the lira
again to boil and thicken with a little
cornstarch wet with cold water. Sti
constantly until thick enough, then pour
into clips wet with cold water and stand
in a cool place. Serve with rich cream
and sucar.
Colored i hnr.hr, to Hold Parade
and Meeting; Tonlakf.
Th enthusiasm .-i" Wa.-hingtoi; s col
ored population for national prohibition
will he focused in a mon-ter parade Mon
dav er-n!i- A- 7 o loi k young people
representing every relic:-. us organization
in the city will assemble at Zion Bap
tist Church. F street, b. :ween Third and
Kour-and-a-h.ilf streets, and will marc
through the principal business streets.
The Salvatv-ii Army Hind will lead.
The parade will return to the Zion
Church, v. h re a mass meeting will be
held. Tli two principal speakers will be
Rev. D. Do Witt Turpe.au. of Baltimore,
and Miss Najinie Burroughs, of Lincoln
Heights' Training School.
The Persian -rown Is made of pure
gold, incrusted w th precous atones.
shod right." '
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