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Women's Ways and Fancies
Boudoir Caps Are Pretty Easter Gifts m MB % Uifl m. m m Ä/,< m: t iV - f *55 $UK~i\': 1 'tf&âtë.: ' "" œfcS: Crocheting is very popular this season. All sorts of pretty tilings are made In (Iiis style of fancy work. The cap illustrated is of pale pink silk loosely cro cheted. The lining is of white pussy willow taffeta and has Dutch ear labs at the sides. It is finished around the edges with narrow val. and tiny embroid ered flowers further ornament, this exceedingly dainty cap, which would lie charming for an Easter gift. AN EASTER BREAKFAST. Clever Housewife Can Prepare Novel Morning Meal. A charming Easter breakfast may tie given hy a housewife who is clever, and it will be a most economical and satisfying entertainment. The table bhould lie round or oval, the cloth of j highly finished satin damask and the Bowers all white or yellow. Hyacinths ; and lilies, the Easter flowers par ex cellence. are not suitable because of their heavenly scent, which renders them unavailable for table use. The long stemmed golden jonquils or the yellow hearted Chinese, lilies, which are like clustered stars on their slender stems, are the favorites. One dainty fashion consists of a low Kilver fern dish in the middle of the table on a white centerpiece embroid ered in star shaped flowers, with white Bilk embroidery. At each corner of this is set a lily shaped glass holding a l>unch of narcissus blossoms. Aspara gus vine is trailed from the fern dish to each vase, where it is caught with « tiny knot of white ribbon edged with gold. At each plate a pure white egg shell is placed holding a few of the narcissus blossoms, whose stems have been shortened, and if the hostess de sires they may be tied with white rib bon and hold a little Easter favor. Ten is the approved number of guests for the Easter breakfast. How We Borrow From the Military. Very mixed are some of the military fashions just now. Woman seizes upon a regimental style because it is pic tutesque and becoming and it troubles her not at all that German, Jiussian, English and American military em blems are jumbled in hopeless confu sion in her spring attire. From the French ollicer's coat is bor rowed the choker collar; the black braid that trims it suggests West Point. I »angling tassels on the coat are truly l'russian in suggestion and because the Cossack style of millinery Is particularly fetching on femininity it has been adopted as the popular type of headgear and is carried out In Belgian blue, Ilessian green or Frenchified black and white, with a fine disregard for consistency. Even the boot is military, and milady actually wears brass buttons on her foootgear shining brass buttons with the American eagle thereon, to add a touch of American patriotism to her foreign military decorations. An Illustrated War Phrase " A VERY SUCCESSFUL CAVALRY MOVEMENT ON THE RIGHT 99 ?4 m GlODAP» a —New York Evening Sua. EASTER RECIPES TO TRY. Tasty Dishes Which Can Be Made From Eggs. Eggs on Easter are a sine qua non. and instead of converting them into an ornlet or other made dish they would be better served whole. If it does not seem sufficiently festive to have new laid eggs boiled in the shells they may appear a.s stuffed or deviled eggs, retaining thus their natural shape and crisp from frying or masked with a white or anchovy sauce, writes Christine Terhune Merrick in Harper's Bazar. Colored eggs of ice cream each egg placed in an individual nest of spun sugar make a pretty dessert. In circustances where for any reason the spun sugar and icê cream are not feasible an excellent homemade substi tute can be provided by a lien's nest of preserved orange peel shredded to imitate straw. Making Linen Wear. Linen will wear much longer if it need not be used constantly. For in stance, if half a dozen tablecloths are laid away in the linen closet the whole set should be in use. not two. three or whatever number is needed each week. In this way each cloth is not laundered nearly as often as if three were in con stant use and three stored away. The result will be that the six will last much longer used in this way than if several were kept in reserve. After the cloths have lost all useful ness as table coverings they can be cut up into napkins, hemmed and given a new lease on life. I.inen should never be thrown away, as there is always some excellent use awaiting it, either as bandages, cloths for the ironing board, dust rags or a thousand and one of the other household purposes to which it can be put. Novel Dish For Easter Day. Cut circles of bread one inch in thickness and toast, then butter spar ingly: spread with pate de goie gras, deviled ham or any preferred potted game. Have ready hard boiled eggs, shelled; place these, small end down, into the center of each dish and then serve. Another novelty is to cut a slice from small end: then carefully remove the yolk, placing a stuffed olive, broiled oyster or the yolk sea soned with lemon juice, paprika, salt and salad dressing in the cavity. This dish must be served hot. DECORATING FOR EASTER. Flowers Principally Should Be Used For Occasion. For Easter put the house in holiday attire by using bright blossoms in the windows, on the mantels and wherever they may be used to advantage, if in reach of the woods or of a mossy hank, send the little ones to gather large pieces of the tender greens. it is wonderful what a springlike air the rooms will take on, with the delicate odor of the moss and the bright blos soms. Flat pans or pretty plates tilled with damp moss, with clusters of violets in the center, make a charming table decoration. If one possesses a few house plants, they should be put in the best possible; order for the oc casion. spraying them thoroughly to remove the dust. Arrange them in groups wherever they will look the best, and they will aid the general decoration. If one must depend on the florist for blossoms decide upon a scheme of color and then follow It closely. Having decided upon a luncheon, en deavor to make it something more than a mere gratification of the appetite. The food must of course be perfect of its kind, and tie well cooked, but in its dainty service strive to appeal to the artistic instincts of the family and at the same time have it amuse and inst ruct ttie children. I'or color scheme, select lavender, gold, green and white, l 'se white and gold china, white table linen; for cen ter of the table select a rather low plant of Easter lily, with a perfect crown of blossoms. Cover the pot con taining the plant with lavender paper, making a deep frill top and bottom. Grapes Popular For Trimming. As usual in the spring of the year the fruit, of the vine appeals to fash ion. Crapes are immensely chic, not only on spring millinery, but in the form of corsage ornaments on evening gowns. A lovely little dance frock of white tulle over sliver green pussy wil low silk has bundles of pale, trans lucent fcrai>es on the shoulders and at t he girdle. Very smart, on the other hand, is a spring turban of black milan trimmed with black and green grapes and black velvet leaves. With this hat is worn an entirely new veil of sheer black mesh appliqued with green and bronze velvet leaves. The pattern is so deli cately applied and so soft in color that the effect is very beautiful. Asbestos Glove For the Cook. An asbestos glove to wear in han dling pots und pans that are hot would save many burns, for even if a pot holder is hung conveniently close to the kitchen stove it is always out of place when something is boiling over and quick action is necessary. For the Paper's Y ounger Readers PAINTING PICTURES ON EGGS. How to Transfer Drawings Cut From Newspapers or Books. To reproduce pictures upon eggs take a pin and after laying the picture upon cloth or other soft surface, prick the outlines of the drawing. This should be done very carefully, having tile holes of equal size and evenly spaced, so that when this is completed and the paper held to the light the picture will be clearly shown by the holes. Lay the paper upon a hard boiled egg tightiy. Slit it so as to enable you to tit the paper to the egg. Take a brush with ink or a piece of cloth wet with ink and paint over the holes. If carefully done the picture will be seen perfectly reproduced upon the egg when the paper is removed. Next join the dots so that the outline of the drawing on the egg is an un broken line. Color with water colors or colored ink. White eggs should be used. The Easter Lamb In the Sun. [There is a German legend that a lamb may be seen in the sua on Easter morn ing-. I They told us how German children K'se ere the day is begun, Anil look nut over the hills to see The Kaste: - lamb in ihe sun. They said we must look straight at It. And never once look away. And pretty soon it would right there, The lamb of liaster day. So. while we are chasing the rabbits. Itusily here and there, And eagerly hunting for liaster eggs, Seeking them everywhere, We'll rest a little at sunrise, Just as day is begun. And look off over Ihe hills to see The Kaster lamb in the sun. Letter Changes. Change one letter and from a body of water make a dessert. - to arouse, a process of cooking, a garden tool, a fraud, a fish, to form, to appropriate, a boy's nickname. Answers. — 1/tke, cake. wake. bake, rake, fake, hake, make, take, .lake. Geographical Names. What is known as the "hollow land''" Holland. What is known as the "prospect mountain V Montevideo. What is known as the "swift river?" Tallapoosa, Ala. What is known as the "cat's throat?" Catteuat. Why is hot bread like a caterpillar? Because it 's the grub that makes the butter tir. Her Soldier Boy's Return A STORY FOR EASTER By AI.MA R. BOYSTON WHEN' our troops came home from Cuba and, nearly all sick, were unloaded from transports on the eastern end of I.ong island the camps that held them were thronged with persons who hud come to find relatives or friends. (>ue of these, an old lady with an anxious look on her face, stop ped at a tent before which sat an offi cer in a camp chair and asked in a tremulous voice: "•'an you tell me if my boy has come?" The officer rose, took off his hat re spectfully nnd said; "What regiment did your boy belong to, madam':" "He was with Ihe th Pennsylva nia." "''orne with me and I will see if I can get the information you wish." He led the way to a tent wherein an officer was writing. "Make your inquiries here," he said and left her. "I'm trying to find my boy, Henry Asliurst,"' said the old lady. The officer looked serious. He re membered having the name of Henry Asliurst; on a list of killed and wound ed. He hunted in his desk for a cer tain paper and when he found if ran his eye over the list of names. His expression became still more serious, but he bent his face down so that it was concealed under the rim of his hat. He had found the name of Henry 1 Asliurst. but had not the heart to tell : the mother what list it was in. j "Your son hasn't come up from Cuba yet. madam. He wasn't very well I when the last transport sailed." "Do you know what his trouble I was?" asked the old lady, tears start ! ing into her eyes. "Some of those fevers they have i down there. I believe." j "Is bo very ill?" j "Woll. I couldn't tell you about that, j There's the regimental surgeon's tent I over there: you might inquire of him. - ' ; The old lady walked feebly over to , the tent designated, found the surgeon I and asked the same questions she had , asked the adjutant. The doctor looked ! down upon the anxious face and turn i ed coward just as the other had done. "Henry Asliurst!" he said as if try ing to recollect. "There was a soldier in the hospital of that name. I think, but I can't exactly recall his case." "Was he very sick?" "Oh, no; not very sick. I think it was a simple flesh wound in the leg." "I)o you think he will come on the next transport?" "Xo doubt of it. madam: no doubt of if." The old lady went away. The ad jutant saw her go and walked over to the surgeon. The Lay of the Easter Eggs m Photo by American Press Association. Scarlet and purple, pink and gray, Amber and brown and green, Upon a Sevres saucer lay The rarest eggs e'er seen. And over them bent, with wondering ey And shimmering llossy hair, Cecil and Meg and Maud and Guy. Brothers and sisters fair. Purple and scarlet, pink and gray, Green and amber and brown. On the Sevres saucer lay (they think) The loveliest eggs in town. Lay on the deep old window seat. Above a courtyard grim, Where April violets, small and sweet, Grew ut the fountain's brim. When I am eating bread and cake 1 never smack my Hps; And milk I always try to take In quiet little sips. "1 couldn't do my duty hy that old lady, could you? 1 found his name on a list of mortally wounded. I told Ills mother he had a fever." "I remembered him in the hospital as one for whom there was no hope of recovery, i lied about it. too. I told his mother he had a slight flesh wound. 1 only know what I have told you, so 1 took the benefit of the doubt." Every day the old lady visited the camp, and every day the adjutant and I surgeon either told her more lies or re peated the old ones. The ship bearing ! her son never came to Montauk point, j and when the lust tent was struck she j ceased her visits and her inquiries. The winter passed and no one had the courage to tell the mother that her boy would not come back to her. They all excused themselves on the ground that no record of the death and burial of Private Henry Asliurst had been found. Hut when tile war closed ev ery one connected with the army was in a hurry to get away from the heat, t.lie sickness, the death attending an army iu a tropical climate in summer. I" util some one would assure her that her son was dead the poor mother j hoped. She was very religious and I prayed fervently that her boy might i be restored to her. One morning in j April when the sun. shining warm, j was opening the leaves typifying the ! resurrection shortly to be celebrated ; sit Easter the old lady went, to her rec j tor and said she had a feeling that i Henry would come home on Easter I Sunday. "Do you think," she .said, "that this feeling has been sent me by l'rovi : deuce?" "Quite likely." was the reply. "I be lieve that Providence often sends us forecasts of what is about to happen." j He had no more doubt that Henry : Ashurst's bones were moidering in ' Cuba than that the earth turned on its axis. "I'm so glad you think so!" added the mother, moving away, while the clergyman looked after her. not know ing whether to consider himself a liar or one who had done a kindness. At dawn on Easter morning there was a loud rapping on the door of Mr. Ashurst's house. "He's come!" she said, getting out of bed. and without stopping to put on a wrapper she went downstairs, opened the door and was clasped in the arms of her son." "Oh. Harry, where have you been all this time?" "I was left in Cuba. When I got well I had forgotten who 1 was. Since then 1 have been going about as an other person. Some time ago a surgeon removed a piece of my skull, and here 1 am." And round and round, with its arching head, On tlie granite (lags full sail, A peacock strutted and proudly spread The glories of its tail. "Oh, see!" cries Meg. "Oh, see!" cries Maud. "('ecil and Guy. behold! I in the birdie's tail the dear good God Jlath set strange eyes of gold!" "And, Cecil, mark how they shine—ah, me! Where the feathery fringes fall! What can the naine of the birdie be, The fairiest birdie of all?" But Guy springs up at the closing words, Iiis soft hand lock'd in Meg's. And cries, " 'Tis the bird, the wonderful bird Which laid our Easter eggs!" TABLE MANNERS. At breakfast, luncheon and at tea i hold my fork just right. For little folks should always bit -ttxceedlngly polit». Religious Easter Thoughts by Eminent Divins*. The world is ever seeking "signs from heaven" forsooth. Their absence is its plea for want of faith. It was ever thus. "Let him come down from the cross and we will believe liim," they said on the crucifixion day. On Easter morning, when a greater sign than that which they had asked was given, they bribed the guards, "Say that the disciples came during the night and took away the body while you were asleep." There is no good faith in the scoffer.—Cardinal Farley, Roman Catholic. • • • Easter is a day of highest joy. a fin ished redemption, an ever living Christ, immortality absolutely assured. This is the revelation at the empty tomb. This is joy enough and Joy forever.— Rev. Dr. Wilton Merle Smith. Presby terian. • • • Renan said Mary Magdalene created Christianity when she reported that she saw Jesus alive from the dead. St. Paul said of Jesus. "Declared to be the Son of God by the resurrection from the dead." Easter affirms the resurrection of .Testis Christ. Tills is such an affirma tion that if it be true it does not mat ter at all whatever else is false, or if it be false it does not matter at all whatever else is true.—Right Rev. Dr. Charles C. H. Fowler. Methodist-Epis copal. • • • Easter is the day which renimis us that it is our privilege to be glad. Eife lias a fashion of growing drab and grim, but on Easter a new glow comes into the sky and a fresh hope is born in the heart. It may not lie possible for us to rejoice in ourselves or in the world, but we can surely rejoice in him who loves us and has opened foi ns the gates of paradise.- liev. Dr. Charles E. Jefferson. Congregitionalist. • • • Easter is the festival of immortality, ihe eternal life is not to be waited for. but achieved here and now. Jesus said. "I am the resurrection anil the life." He did not say, "1 will procure for you a resurrection." lie treated always as in contrast not this world and the next or life now and life here after, but the life of the soul and the loss of the soul's life. Ills contrast was life and death.—Rev. Thomas R. Slicer, Unitarian. BAYONET CHARGES. Hand to Hand Conflicts Are Rare Upon the Field of Battle. In a talk about military methods in warfare General Stephen M. Weld, in discussing stories of bayonet charges, said: "1 do not know of a single case in our war where bayonets were actually crossed. 1 heard of one or two, but I never happened to see one. "In the numerous charges made by our corps in the Wilderness campaign the only one we ever made successful ly was on the 17th of June. One divi sion had already charged and been re pulsed. Our division was then ordered to make a charge across a plain some 200 yards wide. Colonel Gould had command of the division, which placed the brigade in my hands. "Before charging the men were or dered to remove the caps from their guns and when they did charge were told to leg it like blazes, which they did. In almost no time we were over the 200 yards, subjected to a storm of shell and cannister and only one vol ley from the infantry in the enemy's trenches. One-half of the men in onr regiment were lost in this charge. "Here was a case where you would suppose we might have crossed bayo nets. On the contrary, the Confeder ates fled, the same as we would have done had we been attacked. We cap tured their knapsacks ami everything they had in the trenches just as they were." -Exchange. WHY SNOW HEATS THE HANDS The Brain Calls to the Blood to Help the Chilled Skin. It is very wonderful that our hands should become warm after playing with snow, for it must be perfectly certain that the cold snow takes lieat away very quickly from our warm hands. The warmth of our hands is derived entirely from the blood, except at times when something hot is actually shining upon them. Therefore, for some rea so or other, a very much larger amount of blood than usual must be flowing through our hands. The blood is no warmer in itself, or the whole of the body would at once notice it. but what really happens is that the hands are getting richer nnd quicker supply of it. The effect Is Just the same, really, as the delightful glow that, we feel after a cold bath. The brain has the duty of taking care of the skin, as of every other part of the body. Now, when the skin has been chilled its life has been heavily taxed, and it will suffer unless it is compensated. So the brain orders the small blood vessels in the skin, wherever it has been chilled, to relax and widen so that the warm blood is able to circulate quickly through them.—-"The Child's Book of Knowledge." Easy. "Your wife needs rides in the open air." "All right, doc. I'll drop word among the real estate agents that I might look at property in the suburbs." —Louisville Cour 1er- Journal.