Frills and Fancies In Woman's Sphere
Another Graceful Hat For the New Year
This beautiful hat of black velvet has a decidedly dressy air, and It is
(strictly a 1910 model. Its wide brim lias a tendency to poke in front, giv
ing a bonnet effect. The heavy black satin ribbon band ties in a saucy bow
in the back, and a large rich velvet rose is placed gracefully on the high
crown to one side of its center. This hat is suitably for afternoon wear and
FOR THE NEW YEAR'S DINNER
Let Roast of Beef Take Place of Turkey
The New Year's day dinner can be
planned with a comparatively free
hand, as the hostess is not restricted
l.i y traditions such as govern the menu
on Thanksgiving day and Christmas.
As a distinct change from roast turkey
und goose let the piece de resistance
take the form of a roast of beef with
individual Yorkshire puddings, a roast
of venison, a thick venison steak or
that decorative arrangement of lamb
known as crown roast, which admits
of holiday ornamentation by capping
the ends of the upturned boues with
cranberries or sprigs of holly. Any one
of these will form a good nucleus
around which to group the desired
number of courses for the holiday din
A menu which contains some unusual
dishes and has the added merit of
keeping within the average expense is
Scallop Cocktails. Consomme Royal.
Boiled Smelts. Sauen Hollandaise. Pars
lev Potato Hulls.
lloast Venison, Currant Jelly Sauce.
Spinach, Pimento Garnish.
Sweet Potatoes. Flambe. Tomato Aspic
in Green Pepper Shells.
Plum Pudding. Glace.
The first course offers a little variety
from the usual cocktails of oysters or
plains. The scallops are first thorough
ly washed, then thrown into boiling
water for live minutes, removed, drain
ed, cut in halves and sprinkled with
lemon juice. They should be ice cold
for serving and accompanied by the
usual cocktail sauce. The soup course
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is a clear consomme, with royal cus
tard cut in fancy shapes floating on the
surface of c:\ch portion.
Smelts are usually served fried, so
that boiled smelts with Hollandaise
sauce are a pleasant novelty. Large
smelts should be chosen, so that one
will constitute a portion. Serve on
an oblong of toast, with a few parsley
covered potato balls 011 each side and
a spoonful of the sauce over the fish.
The currant jelly sauce for serving
with the venison is made in tlie pro
portion of one-fourth of a glassful of
jelly and one tablespoonful of sherry
to each cupful of gravy made from the
liquid remaining in the roasting pan.
A few drops of onion juice improves
the flavor of this sauce, and some
cooks add thin parings of orange peel.
H New Year Gifts For Father. 8
Letter opener, silver or brass.
Grandfather or banjo clock.
Box of neckties.
Moiiogratiiined or initialed handker
Box of suspenders.
Hairbrushes in ebony.
Set of clothes hangers.
Scarf for dresser.
Hag for soiled collars.
Tie rack, swastika shape.
livening si nils of pearl.
Holder for newspaper at table.
A dozen soft lead pencils.
Engagement: record. ;
New card plate.
DRINKING TO THE HEALTH |
OF THE NEW YEAR. 1
Tut one pint of water, one pound of
granulated sugar and the chopped yel
low rind of one lemoji on to boil. Boil
five minutes, strain and while hot slice
into it two bananas. Add one pint of
grated pineapple and a fourth of u
pound of candied cherries. When
ready to serve add the juice of six
lemons and three oranges. Place in
the center of your punch bowl a square
block of ice. pour over it two quarts
of table water, add the fruit mixture
and at the last minute two shredded
oranges, being careful to remove ev
ery particle of the pith from the latter
or tliey will make the punch bitter.
Put a pretty cluster of grapes on top
of the ice, have a mat of holly under
the bowl and tie green gauze around
the bowl. Serve in tall glasses.
Hot Apple Punch.—Heat some sweet
cider, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Boast six highly flavored apples and
remove the pulp and place in a deep
pitcher. Add to the skins two tea
spoonfuls of cinnamon and one each
of cloves and grated nutmeg. Mash
anil add to the pulp and pour over it
live pints of hot cider. Serve in steins
with lids that, the punch may be kept
hot and serve with it sugared dough
nuts such as our grandmothers made.
Yule Punch. — Turn four liai f pint
glasses of bright currant jelly into a
saucepan, place it over the fire and
add one and one-half cupfuls of water:
let it stand till the jelly dissolves;
when cool add the juices of five
oranges and four lemons, one and one
fourth cupfuls of granulated sugar and
two dozen maraschino cherries, cut
into pieces. Freeze to a mush and
serve in glasses, having a tiny sprig
of holly tied to each by a piece of
Plum Pudding Punch.—Dissolve half
a teacupful of grated chocolate in a
teacupful of sweet, milk, add one cup
ful of sugar and boil till smooth; when
cold add to it a quart of rich cream
and flavor with two teaspoonfuls of
vanilla; stir into it a cupful each of
chopped nuts, ligs and raisins and
freeze: when stiff stir in two teacup
fills of strawberry juice to which has
been added a teaspoonfui of cloves and
two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon. Serve
in punch glasses with a sprig of holly
Cranberry Punch. — Prepare a rich
cranberry sauce; then press it through
a fine sieve; to two pints of the sauce
allow one tablespoonful of gelatin,
soaked in cold water and dissolved in
warm water; add two cupfuls of
sugar and the juice of two lemons,
then sufficient water to make three
quarts, freeze stiff and pile higli in
tall punch glasses.
In and Out of the Children's Playroom
A GAME FOR NEW YEAR'S.
Something New to Start the Year
Everything "brand new" is what we
want for New Year's, isn't it, girls, in
cluding brand new resolutions, which,
if they are good ones, ought to be kept?
Well, then, here is a brand new game
which 110 one lias ever played before.
When there's a number of people play
ing it. it is lots of fun.
Pass a number around in a small
open basket and have each person se
lect a slip. Then give out pads and
pencils and tell the players to write
out some resolutions for the new year
on them. Make tliem just as humor
ous as you can, such as "Resolved that
No. <i will not put too much powder on
lier nose this coming year" or "lie
solved that No. S does 110t always get
up and give Iiis seat to a pretty girl
in the car, but sometimes to a plain
one." The player must know whether
he is writing about a girl or a boy.
Some of the other suggestions should
be to this effect : "Resolved that No.
4 must stop being so a:.rcastie to the
dog when he chews Iiis hat" or "lie
solved that No. II» shall buy more
chocolate candy to give away to
friends this year."
1. Behead an exclamation of regret
and leave something wanting.
2. Behead a fearful noise and leave
something that belongs to a boat.
3. Behead a span and leave an ele
-1. Behead part of a doorway and
leave to be in poor health.
,j. Behead a state of terror and be
come quite correct.
0. Behead a banquet and leave a di
7. Behead an emblem and become dil
8. Behead a foot covering and leave
a gardener's implement.
Answers.—1. A lack. 2. R-oar. 3.
B ridge. 4. S-ill. 5. F-rlght. 0. F east.
7. F-lag. S. S-lioc.
Saturday is named from Saturn, a
very disagreeable god of the south
land. lie was so unpleasant that the
people made his day a holiday to make
it pleasanter. The last day of the
week is Saturn-day. Now, spell it and
then leave off the "n" at the end and
there you have Satur day. In the old
en days this was a disagreeable day,
but we feel very differently about it
nowadays, don't we?—John Martin's
A New Year's Prescription
By H. A. ALLEN
OOD morning, Jim!"
"How are you, Tom?"
Tom Gooding looked un
comfortable. He had come
into Iiis friend Tom Oleott's law office
for a purpose, but he seemed to have
difficulty in announcing it.
".lim, I want you to get me a di
vorce,'' he said at last.
"A divorce. Edith and I can't get
on together any longer."
"Whose fault is It?" asked Jim.
"Whose fault is it? Why, it cer
tainly isn't mine. The truth is Edith
is continually making mountains out
The lawyer looked grave and said:
"The smaller affairs of life are more
in keeping with a woman's nature than
a man's. How do you know that you're
not making molehills out of moun
"What do you mean?"
"Why, it's quite likely that you have
very important faults that you do not
consider at all. Perhaps you are un
conscious of them, and yet they may
he breaking up your home. Now, this
is a good time to remedy them. The
new year is at hand, when we all ex
lied to take a fresh start. New Year's
resolutions are in order. I will give
you a rule of action for the next
twelve months, and If you adhere to
it you won't want me to secure a di
vorce for you."
"What is it?"
Instead of replying the lawyer wrote
something on a bit of paper, put it in
an envelope, sealed It and wrote 011 it
"To be opened New Year's morning."
Then he handed it to Hooding.
Hi" next morning Mrs. Hooding ap
peared at the law office. She did not
know of her husband's appearance
there the day before, and Oleott did
not mention it.
".lim." she said, "it's all up between
Tom and me. I want you to get me a
"Is there any special accusation you
have to make against Tom?"
1 "Only that he rubs me the wrong
way all the time."
< Mcott looked up at the ceiling.
"How long will it take to separate
11s?" she asked.
Î "No time at all. All you have to do
is not to go hack to the house."
"I mean legally."
"Oh! You wish to marry again?"
"No such tiling. Why do you say
"Because 1 see 110 other advantage
in your case in a legal separation. Do
you still love your husband?"
"Of course 1 do! It's 011 his"—
"Never mind ids faults. Would you
prefer to keep your home as it is if
you could get 011 together?"
Blowing In the New Year
Are You Going to Be One of Those
Who Will Say Goodby to 1915
and Hello to 1916?
Everybody, young and old, likes to
see the new year born. Much will
crowd into the 305 days of 1111(5, botli
good" and bad, so we all like to watch
for its coming to start it on its way
with our best wishes. Some people go
to church to watch the new year ar
rive. Others stay at home, and as 12
o'eloek strikes hail the presence of
Jan. 1 by singing, cheering and hand
shaking. The horn and drum and
other noise making instruments are
brought into play at that time. Santa
usually sees to it that a liorn for use
on New Year's day is placed in a boy's
stocking, as was the case of the little
fellow in the picture. This photo
graph was taken last year, when the
lad was permitted to stay up until
midnight to salute the new year in
true martial spirit.
A Paste Pot Party.
Did you ever give a paste pot party?
You'll need some old magazines and a
pair of shears, as well as a blank book
in which to paste pictures. You can
make the blank book yourself from
pieces of plain, smooth paper, and, lit
fact, each little guest might enjoy
making such a book for herself or hint
self. Sick children always like to look
at scrap bnoks. and so you might send
the ones you make at the party to a
hospital after you have finished with
A set of cut out paper dolls should
be given each child to carry home as
a souvenir of the occasion.
Snake Expert Angler.
That some snakes can catch fish as
well as old anglers was demonstrated
recently on the ranch of E. D. Os
borne, near here, says the Seattle Post
A small spring creek runs through
the pasture on the Osborne ranch,
large enough for lish to play in. Here
a large water snake was seen to grab
a rainbow trout by the head and make
for the tall grass.
Osborne killed the snake and threw
the live fish hack into the pool. The
"Edith," said the lawyer after a
pause, "tomorrow will begin the new
year. I will give you a rule for your
guidance, and if you will follow it I
guarantee that you won't need a di
"What is it?"
Oleott wrote a few words on a bit
of paper and, after sealing and ad
dressing it as lie had in the case of lier
husband, handed it to her, saying:
"Take that, and, as the doctors say
when they give you a prescription, if
it doesn't cure you let me know and
I'll begin divorce proceedings."
New Year's morning was pleasant,
and after breakfast Tom Gooding said
to his wife:
"Sweetheart, don't you think, this
being a holiday, we'd better make
some sort of a trip?"
"The very tiling. Holidays are liest
utilized. To sit aroui.d at home doing
nothing is depressing."
So they arranged for an outing.
The next day when the husband was
about to go to business his wife asked
him if he would go to a dry goods
store, six «blocks out of his way, and
buy her a spool of thread of a certain
hue. He bristled up, but suddenly sur
prised her by very affably agreeing to
oblige her. But he was too late. With
a kiss she said that she had 110 busi
ness to trouble him with such small
matters when he had so many big
ones 011 his mind. She was going to
the shopping district anyway and
would attend to the matter herself.
These are samples of many such in
stances by which petty quarrels were
avoided, and every day showed an im
provement in tiie eouple'r; domestic re
lations. Often when they bristled at
some fancied cause for dispute one or
the other would suddenly stop as if
lia ving remembered something and
swing around like a weathercock from
the Hitter north to the balmy south.
Scarcely a month passed before one
day Mrs. Gooding put her arm about
her husband's neck and said:
"Tom, I've"a confession to make."
"What'is it, sweetheart?"
"Last December I gave up trying to
live with you and went to Jim Ol
cott for a divorce. He wrote me a pre
scription. I began to practice it 011
New Year's day. It has shown me
that our troubles were all my fault."
"What was the prescription?" asked
the husband, opening Iiis eyes very
" 'Look within yourself.' "
Tom Gooding's only reply was a hug
and kisses. Not a word about having
received the same prescription him
And yet there are those who claim
that man is the nobler animal.
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The Straws That Walk.
In one of those moments when the
baby of the family demands something
extraordinary to amuse him show him
"the straws that walk." Bend two
pieces of broom straw that are about
an inch in length so that each forms
an inverted V with sides of equal
length. Set them astride a long straw
four or five inches apart and, holding
an end of the straw in each hand, rest
the "feet" of the short straws on a
bare table or any other flat, smooth
surface, with their points toward each
other at an angle of forty-five de
grees. By slightly moving the long
straw you can make the two small
pieces move rapidly toward each other.
Meeting midway, with points touching,
they will often staud braced together
so firmly that you can remove the long
straw. If. instead, you dislodge them
by a slight jar, one will pass under the
other, and each will continue its way
Why should a false friend never
leave his house? Because you might
look in and "find fc'»» out."
When is a man hospitable and a
cheat at the same time? W hen
17,000,000 Protestants Co-operate.
In a report on church unity to tliç
National Council of Congregational
Churches the Rev. Raymond Calkins
of Cambridge, Mass., said working co
operation exists among 138,000 church
es with 17,000,000 members as repre
sented in the Federal Council of Prot
estant Churches. The council issued
a call for prayer to 138,000 churches
last March, he said; it sent out iiO.
000 letters for a peace Sunday at the
time of tlie crisis with Mexico, and in
a letter to President Wilson it con
demned war loans, and it. had urged on
all the churches to join in efforts for
the reduction of the horrors of war.
The Rev. William II. Ward said
union had not gone far enough and
the continued existence of 100 separate
denominations was not creditable to
American Protestanism and added a
sting to every criticism of Protestant
work by the Catholic church.
The report, of the Home Missionary
society showed that 1.774 missionaries
are at work in forty-three states; that
415 churches are among immigrant
peoples; that 2,345 church missions
have 1<>0,858 members; that members
admitted on confession of faith fur
nished 23 per cent of the denomination
al increase, and that receipts from liv
ing donors in the last two years
amounted to $381,505.
The executive committee of the
council recommended provision for
the observance by the churches of the
four hundredth anniversary of the
Protestant reformation. Oct. 31. 1917,
and for the tercentenary of the land
ing of the pilgrims.
THE NUMBER NINE.
Easy to Multiply by It if You Will Re
member This Rule.
Examine any one of the statements
of equality in the multiplication table
of nine, tip to and including nine times
ten. Select, for example, 0X7=03; or
Observe that in each case the first
digit in the product is one less than
the number by which nine is multi
plied, and t lie second digit in the prod
uct is such that when added to the
first digit, the sum of the two is nine.
You may make practical use of this
peculiarity of nine and its multiples by
applying it in the following way:
It' nine is to be multiplied by eight,
for example, think at once of seven
t'wliich is one less than eight, t lie mul
tiplier! ; tlien think of two. which must
be added to seven to make nine, and
you have seventy two, the product of
nine and eight.
Or, if nine is to be multiplied by five
think of four, which is one less than
five; then think of five, which must
be added to four to make nine, and
you have forty-five, the product of nine
By using this method the nines,
usually among the hardest of the ta
bles to fix in the memory, may, in a
short time, be fairly classed with the
lives and tens and elevens, which are
said to "remember themselves."—
INDIA'S QUEER BELIEFS.
Buddhists Would Die Rather Than
Lose a Limb or Eat Meat.
India's population is 325.000,000. Prac
tically all the races and religions of the
world are represented. Ninety-eight
and six-tenths per cent of the people
cannot read or write. Four per cent
of the inhabitants eat regular meals.
The remainder ear. when they can and
where they can. The average native
in India lives on less food per diem
than any other human being in the
world. Religious prejudices are in
tense. Men willingly die rather than
submit to some dismembering surgical
operation, for did not Allah command
tliem to appear before liini as they left
him to come into the world?
The Buddhists will not eat meat or
take even a medicine derived from an
animal. They died by millions during
the bubonic plague rather than take a
prophylactic serum made from pepsin
and beef broth -because the pig from
which pepsin was obtained was un
clean to the Mohammedan and Hindu,
and the killing of this animal and the
bull from which the broth was made
was against the tenets of the Bud
dhistic faith. 1 knew an editor iu
I'oona, India, to absolutely refuse a
$3,000 yearly advertisement of a patent
medicine because it contained pepsin.
Indians are fond of sweets and last
year imported over $-10.000,000 worth
of sugar. Clothing is made chiefly
from cotton, which is largely grown in
the country.—W. E. Augliinbaugh in
"Don't you think," 1 inquired of the
prosperous looking man with the heavy
ii ustache and watch chain, who was
(tressed in the fourteen inch balk line
suit, "that the world is getting bet
"Sure!" lie replied with a frank en
thusiasm of success. "Not only bet
ter, but easier."—Boston Journal.
"Where do you live?" asked a man
of his Richmond friend.
"Next to Grace street."
"Why do you say 'next to?'"
"Because the man who lives next
door has a number painted on his tran
som. What's the use of my spending
money to have my number painted?"—
Husband—You have robbed my trous
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