Women's Ways and Fancies
Boudoir Caps Are Pretty Easter Gifts
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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
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
—New York Evening Sua.
EASTER RECIPES TO TRY.
Tasty Dishes Which Can Be Made
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
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 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
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
The Easter Lamb In the Sun.
[There is a German legend that a lamb
may be seen in the sua on Easter morn
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.
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
Answers. — 1/tke, cake. wake. bake,
rake, fake, hake, make, take, .lake.
What is known as the "hollow land''"
What is known as the "prospect
mountain V Montevideo.
What is known as the "swift river?"
What is known as the "cat's throat?"
Why is hot bread like a caterpillar?
Because it 's the grub that makes the
Her Soldier Boy's
A STORY FOR
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
"•'an you tell me if my boy has
The officer rose, took off his hat re
spectfully nnd said;
"What regiment did your boy belong
"He was with Ihe th Pennsylva
"''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
"Xo doubt of it. madam: no doubt
The old lady went away. The ad
jutant saw her go and walked over
to the surgeon.
The Lay of the Easter Eggs
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
"Do you think," she .said, "that this
feeling has been sent me by l'rovi
"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
"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.
"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
And round and round, with its arching
On tlie granite (lags full sail,
A peacock strutted and proudly spread
The glories of its tail.
"Oh, see!" cries Meg. "Oh, see!" cries
"('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
Which laid our Easter eggs!"
At breakfast, luncheon and at tea
i hold my fork just right.
For little folks should always bit
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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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,
"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
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
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
"Your wife needs rides in the open
"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.
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