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AiCojWhittiah.'s Place
Cain Zri, Etc.
mur.atia. by
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Keusah Coffin, supposed widow. Is
ag to move from Trumet to Bos
flowing the death of her brother. i
whom she had kept house. Kyan
Swidower, offers marriage, and is
tiy refused. Capt. Elkanah Dan- a
leader of the Regular church offers
a place as housekeeper for the
nalister, and she decides to remain
et. Kestah takes charge of Rev. C
ery, the new minister, and gives
advice as to his conduct toward
of the parish. Ellery causes a
by attending a "Come-outer"
F.llery's presence is bitterly re- h
Eben Hammond. leader of the h
Orace apologises for her
and Ellery escorts her home In
HgAPTER IV.-(Contlnued.)
stood still in the rain and
her. He saw her pass the
windows and open a door. Into ti
radiance she lashed and h
A minute more and the
ierm of Eben Hammone, lantern
a sou'wester on his head and
er working themselves into
a coat, burst out of the door
sirdedly limped down toward the
On the threshold, framed in u
stood his ward, gazing after
And the minister gased at her.
the bay came the sound of
s rowlocks. A boas was ap
the wharf. And suddenly
1!e boat came a hail.
! Ahoy, dad! Is that you?"
was an answering shout from
; a shout of Joy. Then a
at ears and a clamor of talk.
*ras still stood in the doorway, ,q
lastern bobbed up the slope.
Sached the tavern gaueway, the
saw that it was new carried
ta, active man, who walked with a
's stride and roll. Captain
was close beside him, talking ex
Sntewed the yard.
I Grace!" screamed Captain
lircde, girl, look who's come!
tall man ran forward.
Gnacel" he cried in a deep, a
.acs. "Is that you? Ain't you
weed for your old messmate?" s
INI stepped Gat into the rain.
I why, Nat!" she cried.
'fig man picked her up bodily
arms and carried her into the
SCagptan fben followed and m
Diery picked his way home
thrnsgh the puddles and the
alin. a
Esaiah in the sitting room, p
by the table, evidently writing o
hs looked tired and grave-
she exclaimed as he en- ut
I gese you're soppin" now,
sm There's a light In your
The of your wet things and
i down to me, and I'll dry
6 th kitchen. Better leave
hee now and stand that
in the sink. The kettle's on
you'd better have somethin'
tea or somethin'. I told
a go out such a night as this.
il the world have you been?"
Itlster said be would tell her
it In the morning. Just e
thSeght he had better go ap
at his wet clothes. cl
dipped her pen in the tnk to
-a with her lett. to
temn dollars," sh. wrote.
I ean send you now. More yC
agt to afford. Goodness
Why I send anythian. You don't
it et while I ie and you as
i7nteo called foma the land- W
is my coat," he said. "The
.a lower part af the sleeves P
wet. By the way, the pack
is to-aigh& They didn't ex- th
a soon on account of the
lhee was a passenger aboard
I think rust be that Nathaniel
you oJo me of."
pet stopped. The wet
the ball oor with a soft
The tist of the clock sound,
is the rooam. A sheet c
rabh lashed the window
i heer?" ca~led the ministCf
that Nathaniel Hammoi
la's son, came on the pe~k.
't meet him, but I'm ~Fo
be Kr--Mrs. Comin, are you
ke you hear me?"
beeper laid the pen town
unanfshed letter.
the said, "I hear you. klod
she sat there, lernhg
chair and staring 4t the
she rose, went Ina"o the
up the coat, and took it
he kitchen, where she hung
clotheshorse by the cook
a while she retaned to
and took up the pen. Her
t'e lammlghc looked more "I
Sree than ever.
Il, Old Priends Meet.
:MIler came down to break- th
il was over, the wind had or
and the morning sunshine w
in at the dining-room
Outside the lilacs were to
bluebirds were singing, a
was a sniff of real spring
* The storm we at an end
young minister was con
a troiblesome feeling that, di
Wa Just beginning.
Sbe had determined while ha
make a clean breast of It el
per-a nominally clean
i. 8o, as they sat oppo- ce
her at the table, he began
The mufns scorched u
ad the coffeepot boiled I
Stold his story, for Ketlah gI
h intereted to think of ast
S and astounded, for. tk
had been Come-Out. m
ere and the split in the lciety took
place, no Regular minister .ad crossed
the threshold of a secedersr dwelling, h
much less attended their s'rvices and
r. walked home with a member of their
I congregation. She knew bhat this b
- amazing procedure was like y a mean, sl
e if her parson did not.
n "Well!" she exclaimed wee.e the re
cital was finished. "Well!'
d "I-I'm afraid I was too b6sty," ob
served Mr. Ellery tboughtf:lr. "Per
haps it would have been w.ser not to b
have done it."
"Perhaps 'twould. Yes. ; wouldn't it
wonder a mite."
"It will be talked about seiae, I sup
pose. Don't you think so?
"At this moment one halft A Trunmet H
is talkip' about it and runala' out to tl
tell the other half. I guess rd better
hurry up with this breakfast We're
goin' to have callers."
d trang` to say, however, this proph
ecy of early morning visitols did not
prove true. Nine o'clock, then ten, al
and no visitor came to the parsonage. tl
Mrs. Coffin affirmed that she did not
understand it. Where was Didama?
Where Lavinia Pepper? Ha4 the "Tru
met Daily Advertiser" suspended pub- n,
lication ?
At half past ten the gLte slammed. pi
Keziah peered from the window
"Humph!" she ejaculated. "Here tc
comes t'lkanah and he's got storm sig. o
nals set, by the looks. He's comin'
after you, Mr. Ellery."
"Very well," was the calm reply;
"let him come."
n"All right. Say, 1tr. Ellery, it's
none of my business, but I wouldn't ki
say anything about your seeln' Grace ai
home. That's none of his business, gi
either, or anybody else's." o
The head of the parish committee
stalked into the study and the door
cloced behind him. A rumble of p
vo "es in animated conversation suc
Mrs. Coffin went out into the kitchen
and resumed her business of making in
a dried-apple pie.
She was looking down below the
door, which opened outward and was at
swung partly back on its hinges. From
under the door projected a boot, a
man's boot and one of ample size. ht
Keziah's cheeks, already red from Ia
the heat of the stove, reddened still m
more. Her lips twitched and her eyes ec
sparkled. do
"Hum!" she said. "They say you ,
can tell the Old Scratch by his foot- at
prints, even if you can't smell the
sulphur. Anyhow, you can tell a Ham- lo
mond by the sioe of his boots. Come
out froam behind that poor this min- ni
ute. Ain't you ashamel of yourself?" go
The owner of the boot stepped forth to
from behind the door and seized her hi
by both hands. stl
"Halloo, Kezlah!" he cried joyfully. gc
"My, but it's good to see you."
"Halloo, Nat!" said Kesiah heartily. th
"It's kind of good to see you, too,"
The rest of him was in keeping yc
with his boots. He was big and broad- sp
shouldered and bearded. His face, at
above the beard, was tanned to a deep lit
reddish brown, and the corners of his at
eyes were marked with dosens of tiny
wrinkles. He was dressed in blue at
cloth and wore a wide-brimmed, soft ye
felt hat. He entered the kitchen and er
tossed the hat into a corner. th
"Well!" he exclaimed. "Why don't to
you act surprised to see a feller? Here
I've been cruisin' from the Horn to
Barnegat and back again, and you act ,
as if I'd just dropped in to fetch the bh
cup of molasses I borrowed yesterday. ar
What do you mean by it?" s
"Oh, I heard you'd made port." et
"Did, hey? That's Trumet, sure
pop. You ain't the only one. I
sneaked off acrost lots so's to dodge wi
the gang of neighbors that I knew
would be sailin' into our yard, the
"Hello, Kezlah!" He Cried, Joyfuiy.r
Mrs. Coffin pulled forward on* ot lo
the kitchen chairs. He seated biz-eel to
on it and it groaned under his
weight. as
'"Whew!" he whistled. "Never P1tae g
to stand rough weather, was it? A'.'l, m
aln't you glad?"
Kezdah looked at him gravely. e
"You know I'm glad, Nat," she 't.
"So? I hoped you would be, 6&tt I he
did want to hear you say it. NHow a I et
come to anchor yourself and 14t ti
have a talk I've been countfn' os . fa
ever since we set tops'ls off Surina). m
I The housekeeper took the othi'f
chair. di
I "I beg your pardon, Keziah," Ih B
I said. "I'm a dough head, that's a tact. i
I I hadn't forgot about Soi, but I was so
I glad to be home again and to see dad IP
Sand Grace and the old town and you
that everything else few out of my n
mn•d. Poor Sol! I liked him." t
"He diked you, too. No wonder, con- ni
siderin' what you did to-" hi
Relay! Never mind that. Poor at
chap! Well, he's rid of his sufferin's ci
at last. Tell me about it, if you can MI
without bringin' all the trouble back in
too plain." ga
So she told him of her brother's pr
sickness and death, of having to give
up the old home, and, finally, of her le
acceptance of the housekeeper's posl- wi
tlbn. He listened, at first with sym- gc
pathy and then with suppressed indig- i m
nation. of
"Py the Jumpin' Moses!" he ex- ta
claimed. "And Elkanah was goin' to m
turn you out of house and home. The
mean, pompous old-" Ca
"Hush! hush, he's in there with Mr.
"Who? Elkanah?" at
"Yes; they're in the study." Gi
"So he's talkin' to the new parson, tit
hey? Bossin' him, too, I'll bet." E
"I ain't so sure. Mr. Ellery's young,
but he's got a mind of his own." of
Captain Hammond chuckled and
slapped his knee.
"Ho, ho!" he laughed. "I've been
hearin' somethin' about that mind.
Went to the chapel last nigh'., I under- th
stand, and he and dad had a set-to. Oh, hi
I heard about it! Wish I might have hs
been there."
"How does your father act about m
it ?"
"'Bout the way a red-hot stove acts "I
when you spill water on it; every time be
be thinks of the minister he sizzles. ov
Ito, ho! I do wish I could have been th
there." he
"r What does'Grace say?" M
"Oh, she doesn't say much. I H.
wouldn't wonder if she felt the way Rc
I do, though we both keep quiet. I'll th
tell you, between ourselves and the ha
ship's pump, that I sort ef glory in or
the young chap's spunk." cle
t "Good! So do I. I like him." mn
Her friend leaned forward. fo
"Keziah," he said earnestly, "there's sii
no sense in your slavin' yourself to wi
death here. I can think of a good deal de
pleasanter berth than that. Pleasant- RP
er for me, anyhow, and I'd do my best 'ti
to make it pleasant for you. You've BE
only got to say the word and- No?
Well, then all I can do is hope through
another voyage."
"Please don't, Nat. You know."
"No, I don't know."
"Well, perhaps you don't. But I
know. I like you, Nat. I count on you
as the straightest, truest friend I've
got; and I want to keep on countin'
on you just that way. Mayn't I?"
"'Course you can, Keziah. But-"
"Then don't say another word.
"Keziah, when you set your foot
down you're pretty stubborn; but I've
got somethin' of a foot myself. You re
member you said ao a few minutes
ago. Hi, hum! Well, speakin' of dad
reminds me that I'm kind of worried r
about him."
"You are? Why? Isn't he well?"
"Pretty well, but he ain't strong, and
he gets too excited over things like
last night's foolishness. Grace tells
me that the doctor says he must be
careful or hell drop off some of these
days. He had a shock five or six years
ago, a little one, and I've been anxious "A
about him ever since."
"You mustn't worry. How did Grace
look to you" an
"Like the harbor light on a stormy the
night. She's a brick, that girl, and sa;
gets prettier every minute. Wonder tel
to me some of the young chaps down fa:
here don't carry her off by main the
strength. She'll make somebody a ab
good wife." sc
"Um-hm. Have-have you ever ge
thought of her that way yourself?" the
"Keziah, that's enough of that. Are Jai
you and dad in partnership to get me toi
spliced and out of the way? He was lei
at me this mornin' along the same on
line. Don't say anything like that ba
agait, even in fun. You know why." ne
"~AI right, all right. Now tell me ba
abov% yourself. Have you had a good ha
voyage? How do you like your own- H
ers? How did Zach Foster ever get thi
the packet in through yresterday's
tog'?" he
"Voyage was all right. Some rug- hia
ged weather on the trip out, but home
ward bound we slid along like a slaush
bucket on a Ieased plank. Owners
are all right Good people as ever I
sailed for. As for Zach and the pack- wa
et- Ho, ho! Somebody's comin'.I'm as
goin' to clear out. I don't want to be da
put through my catechism yet a wl
while." be
"No, you mustn't go. I want you to of
meet Mr. Ellery. You sit out on the ly
wash beneh by the back door till I et al
rid of whoever 'tis that's colain'. ti
Scoot!" dr
Nat "scooted," stopping to snatch 6p Im
his hat as he ran. Keslah went into ye
the dining room and admitted Captain wa
Zebedee Mayo, who was panting from I
the exertion of his walk. o0
"Whew!" puffed Captain Zeb, mop- wa
plng his forehead. "How be you, Ke- a
islah? What? You ain't all alone! mi
Thought you'd have a cabin full of "C
gab machines by this time. Have they he
been and gone?" or
"No, they haven't been. I- My Is
land, my piel" as
She rushed into the kitchen and of
snatched the pastry from the oven. or
Her new caller followed her. mi
"80o they ain't been, hebl" he said. la
"That's queer." a
"Elkanah's here. He's in there witb "I
the minister now"
"He is? Givin' the young feller Hall
Columby, I cal'late. Well, now, be
shan't. He. he! When they told me sy
how the minister gassed old hop-and- vi
go-fetch-it what was due him at the pr
chapel last night I ri up and hoorayed al
tell my wife shut the windows. She
said the neighbo"I all thought I was In
loony, anyhow, atd I needn't prove It W
to 'em. He, he! But Elkanah ain't
got any funny tone. He's as solemn re
as a stuffed owl, and he'll- Well, I'm we
goln' to put my oar in. I'm parish com
mittee, too, I callate. and I've got he
somethin' to sy., even if I wa'n't chris- h
ened Daniels. Here goes!" th
He headed 1r the study, but before c
he crossed the threshold of the kitch- t
Sen Ellery and his visitor came out into s
Sthe dining rbom. Captain Elkhanah'g rwa
Sface was umshed, and he fidgeted. The s;
minister looked determined but calm.
"Ahoy there, Elkanahl" hailed Zebe
dee cheerfully. "'Mornin', Mr. Ellery
SBeen havn' omicers' counsel, have at
Siron?" ui
' "Good morning, Captain Mayo." pa
I aPld the minister. rs
' 'Mornian, Zebedee," grunted Elk- at
Snat "I tave-hum-ha-been dis- g
ctslag the regrettable aair of last o
I- night wits Mr. Ellery. I have Vied-
hum-ha! to show him that respeet
r able people of our society don't asso
a ciate with Come-Outers. and that for a
n Regular minibter to go to their Lz~at
k Ings is something neither the congre
gation nor the parish committee ap
s proves of. No--er--hum-ha! nol"
e "And I explained to Captain Dan
r iels." observed the minister, "that I
I- went there for'what seemed to me
I- good reasons, and, as they did seem to
1- me good at the time, I'm not ashamed
of having gone. It was an honest mis
r- take on my part and I may make
0 more."
e "But the society-" began Elkanah.
Captain Zeb interrupted him.
"Don't worry about the society, Mr. E
Ellery," he said with emphasis. "Nor
about the parish committee, either.
Great fishhooks! the most of us are L
t' tickled to death over what you said to
Eben Hammond. We think it's a
* mighty good joke. You didn't know,
of course, and what you di weas done
innocent. He! he! be! Ite ou lay
him out, hey?"
"I think youll find a good many of
the society feel as I do, shdbLed and
hum-ha!-sorry. I'm surlcleed they
e haven't been here to say p."
"I e pected them," reaeatied the n
it minister.
"So tid I," chimed in CMtalin Zeb.
a "But I c;al'ilate to know wla 'hqy ain't
e been. They're all too bq crowin'
l over the way Nat HaamoM fetched R
a the packet home last night. 'on ain't
heard, Hesiah, have you? !or you,
Mr. Ellery? Welt, I must tell you. i
I Here's where I gain a lap o Didama tl
y Rogers. Seems the Deboram S.-that's T
ii the parket's name, Mr. blery--he h.
e hauled )ut of Boston night after last to
a on the ebb, with a fair wit4 and sky ,
clear as a bell. But they h-in't much e1
more's got outside of Minc-; 'fore the h
fog shat down, thtcker'n u-ael for as
a sick man. The wind held t,1 'long to
o ward siorrln'; then she fi1,ttned to a ..
11 dead calm. 'Bl]e Perry, toi mate, he tl
t. spun the yarn to me, n4 he said
t 'twas thick and fat as sr he see
e and kept gettin' no better $ert. tl
"Tl ey drifted esng ti* noon time
i f -
i "
/ I
I "Ahoy There, Elkanah!" Hailed Zebe. IL
dee. Cheerfully. tl
and then they was somewheres out in e
the bay, but that's about all you could di
say. Zach, le was stewin' and sput- ti
r terin' like a pair of fried eels, and I, It
l fayette Gage and Emulous Peters- a
i they're Denboro folks, Mr. Ellery, and tb
r about sixteen p'ints t'other side of no a
account-they was the only passen- ti
r gers aboard except Nat Hammond, and
they put in their time playin' high low
jack in the cabin. The lookout was
for'ard tootin' a tin horn and his bel
t lerin' was the most excitin' thing goin'
Son. After dinner-corned beef and cab- di
t bage-trust Zach for that, though It's It
next door to cannibalism to put cab
Sbage in his mouth-a4ter dinner all p
I hands was on deck when Nat says: a
:Hush!' he says. 'Don't I hear some
Sthin'?' i
S"They listened, and then they all
heard it-all 'cept Zach, who's det in
his larboard ear.
SMilk Saved the Auto.
I A farmer named Richter, of Mill 01
wood. In Westchester county, N. Y. t
Ssacrificed a load of milk the othet h
a day to save a new touring car, in "
r which two women were riding, fron
being destroyed by fire. The engine
a of the car began to spit famesa Final
Sly it took fre. The oeccupant ther
t abandoned it for fear the gasollmne
tank might explod Richter eamue
driving along with several cmas o.
p milk. With him was his eighties
Syea son. He slighted trom the
w a and seisting a te-qudart a
Sfilled with milk threw the contest
over the fames. The floor of the eatl
was afire and burning briskly. He
saw he would have to waste severn
more cans of milk to save the auto t
f "Come, hand me those cans quickly,' I
She said to his son. He emptied then is
over the auto uas fast as he could The tj
r fames were checked, but not unti
nearly one hundred and fifty quart.
Sof milt had been sacrileed. Tb
owner of the car aked him what titSe
milk was wdith. Richter Sxed lji f,
L loss at seven dollars. but the lah to
gave him twenty-five ollars, saying
b"You deserve al this, if ot more.'
S intercity Mealt 1lvtts.
SRestaurants whbar the meal tIeke
a system prevails adopt various de
I' vices to attract "?ade. A New Yori
e proprietor recez.ly posted this algi
I above his desk:
5 "Meal tlckett ptr~hased here goo4
5 in restauranti in a ston. Baltimore
t Washington &nd Chicago." a
t Then foll'wed ?he addresses of the
Srestaurant' where the meal tilckets:
Swould be honoved. or
I' "No. I bhav no interest in thos ee
t houser.', the proprietor said, "but
- know the ,iwners, and we conclude
tbs* it would be a good plan to ex
e clnge lieketr so that customers go
'- Ug frrrm town to town could paake
0 sure of a square meal in case worl
g was slack or they got extravagant an' C
e spit all their money."
S Masses Will Still Be Massing.
A soap box orator the other nigh
e at the close of a fervid appeal, woun to
up with the following lucid and e C
"presive peroration: "And now. cot h
rades, after everything has been sai
a- after everything huas been done, tl
- great masses of the people will ats
it cosuttate the bulk of t- s populatlo.
I ý
That Gathering Place for Family
Should Be Homelike and Cheery
Is a Matter of the First
A living room is always at the cross tt
roads. When your son or daughter al
wanders into it in an obviously rest- rc
less frame of mind it is due to an in- It
stinctive desire to find something w
there interesting or amusing enough it
to warrant staying at home, writes tl
Roger Fulton in the New York Trib- la
une. The preference is always for vi
staying at home primarily. But if the tl
interest-the invitation-is lacking a
there are always other places to go. el
The living room is the one place in the F
house where the family c;n be brought re
together and bound together. I often it
wonder If we realize Just how much as
effect the appearance of home may
have on the child and on his being S
satisfied to stay there. When a child
resents having to stay in because
"there is nothing to do" there is some.
thing radically wrong with his sur
One sometimes sees a living room
that looks like the typical doctor's re- ci
ception room-stiff, formal and cold, fl
Speronlit. ryth loo
ed that one
thig. This type of room hIr opeless. -
pcto Much tifhere The other
lacking all the warmth of some attrac - a
tive personality. Everything looks u
newly bought and isby some membestiffly arran o
ed that one is almost afraid to sit a
down for fear of disarranging some a
thing. This type of room is hopeless. a
It is torture for a guest to spend half n
an hour there. How could the family b
be expected to lieve there The other b
extreme is the living room that is en- is
tirely dominated by some member of a
Cheap handkerchiefs for school chil
dren can be made out of sheer lawn or
India mline dresses.
Some of the most exquisite modern
point lace is made at the Vienna
schools by trained peasant labor.
Crocheted bedspreads are the fash
ion again. One of the prettiest pat
terwool to is formed of blocks crocheted
together and may be made of carpet
warp or a coarse white twisted cro
chet cotton.
A prieceical overall pron has the
sleeves reaching to the wrist and is
cut slightly square at the neck, fas
tening at the back. Many people are
having these ton a light make of silk or
wool to slip over a good dress when
housekeeping and to save the trouble
of too many changes of attire.
When sewing buttons on, if a nar
row pieces of tape is threaded through
the button and a small hole pierced
through theing artled haend the best apeor
drawn through and the ends of the
thmside, that bnotton is maddening, and last
Chl that reade and brewing silk arer It
I dangered econom thes, and it is one'st
ehand sewg and have the best for
Lace Jabots. w
Many of the newest large Jabots m
are composed of three and four dif
.erent kinds of laces. Cluny. French ht
talle, Irish crochet and shadow lace sc
may all be combined with good effect w
lDality Bag of a Design Which It
Seems Impossible to Have Too to
Much of a Supply. a
Take a piece of white organdle with
a large pink rose in It. Cut it 10
inches long, the extreme width 7%A.
sloping to 5 inches across the fold
or center. Cut a lining of pink mer- or
cerized or silk the same size. Baste ti
lining to outside smoothly along the PI
edge. Cut a piece of organdle and is
lining the exact shape of one end of ut
the bag and 3% inches deep Bind P4
the straight edge. then baste this on d(
for the pocket. Then bind the entire re
case all around with narrow ribbon be
matching the lining and about % Inch ri
in width. Cat an oval piece of white 15
felt or flannel 6 Inches long and 4 he
inches wide. Pink the edge or but- pl
tonhole it. and catch In place on the at
end opposite the pocket inside. In I fil
this put safety pins, needles, fancy gl
headed pins. etc. Just above the cen- 6
ter from this holder take a few bat
tonhole Vitchem with pink silk finiLsh
ed eatton. under which run a tape a
the family to the exclusion of every
one else This type of room is if pos
sible worse than the other.
Attractive ways of furnishing and
decorating the living room are with- d
out limit. But. though everything in i
the room Is newly bought, one's first u
endeavor should be to avoid the ap-'
pearance of newness and "unused
ness"-Make it look lived in at once.
Of equal importance is the artificial i
lighting. In providing lights, a glare b
must be avoided if the room is to re
tain any charm of appearance. On
the other hand, it must not be so dark
and gloomy that it is impossible to r
read in it without injuring the eyest
In the older apartments and houses,
where there are only the middle lights
in the room, the only way of solving
this difficulty is by the use of table
lamps. These should be selected in
view of their usefulness, as well as
their decorative merit. Good looking
and practical lamps are made for both
electricity and gas, as well as for oil.
Few "city bred" persons realize the
real value of a good oil lamp for read
ing, or the cheerfulness that it's light
adds to the living room.
Corsage Ornament of Sufficient Im
portance to Make or Mar the Cos- a
tumes Worn Today. o
The woman who collected the fas
cinating little compact bunches of
flowers last year is now hesitating f
between them and the large single
The tiny bunches of roses, forget- t
me-nots and pansies have been re
placed with single blossoms of velvet
and silk or clusters of one variety.
The modish woman, when choosing
the flowers to tuck in her stole or bod
ice, always bears in mind that it
must be in season. At present she
wears two or three china asters, a sin- t
gle chrysanthemum or a bunch of
mountain-ash berries. These resem
ble a cluster of gleaming rubies
against a suit of gray. black or blue
velvet. The touch of vivid color is
an absolute necessity this winter, and r
many costumes depend entirely on the
corsage bouquet for this.
English violets give a lovely touch
to gray and prune-colored gowns.
They can be excellent imitations of
the flowers, or made of narrow ribbon
combined with green leaves. One
dcver woman uses the real leaves with t
ribbon flowers, which wilt slightly
and give an excellent idea of the nat
ural flowers. c
Maidenhair fern is being combined
with the corsage bouquet now. It
softens any vivid color and blends a
with a gown in a very desirable ma
ner. The real fern can be preserved,
by the way, for days if the ends are
burned of, thus forcing the sap up C
into the leaves. Asparagus fern is
also a good addition to a silk flower.
Brocaded Evening Cioaks.
A popular material for evening
cloaks this season is brocaded velvet,
sometlmes closely resembling in ap
pearanoe and design the stamped vel
vet so widely used some years ago for
upholstering furniture. The colors'oft
these cloaks are often very brilliant
cobalt blue for example, trimmed with
white fox; rose pink, trimmed with
whlte panne and dark skunk, or bright
mustard yellow.
A coat in material of the last named
hue has a collar which at the back is
so deep that it falls below the walst,
where a strap holds it in place.
needle. Hang up by means of a loop
of the ribbon fastened with bows on
each corner after folding it. This a
folds up In the center (so It looks like II
a bag) across the narrowest part I '
have made one and it is very pretty. *
-Boston Globe 8
Evening Muffs.
The evening muff is one of the far
orite coquetries of the Frenchwoman
this year, and is taking some very
pretty and attractive forms. Its "fond" c
is of mousseline or lace, and fcr is b
used only as a decoration. It is not.
perhaps. so vulumlnous as the out- d
door muff. while it is fashioned with
rounded corners and garlands, and
bouquets of small roses of picot moire e
ribbon or of soft satin Although it y
is a very pretty and dainty trifle to
hold in the hands at the opera or the
play, it is apt to become a nuisanc.
at an evening party, when the hand
Sfind other occupations with cups anoa
glasses, and when any "extras" are
bound to be in the way t
Buy experience if you want a per
manent investmeant.
Marshmallow May Always Be Era
ployed When a Sweet Confection
Is Desired-Some Advice
as to Its Use.
Dressing.-W-arm about half a gal
lon of sbEplle sirup and beat in one
25-cent package of marshmallows.
This can be made into many styles,
using chopped nuts and fresh fruits
to mix in the dressing.
Iressing No 2.-Put the contents of
10-cent package of marshmallows In a
double boiler and let dissolve over a
I moderate fire. Take half pint of gran
ulated sugar and three tablespoons of
boiling water, cook until it threads
from the spoon. beat slowly into the
white of two eggs, then add the
marshmallows while the frosting Is
Frosting.-Rotl three-quarters of a
cup of granulated sugar and one
fourth of a cup of milk without stir
ring for six minutes or until the sirup
threads. Cook and stir one 10-cent
package of marshmallows and two
tablespoons of water until smooth. Put
the two mixtures together and beat
until thick enough to spread, after
flavoring to state.
Dessert.-Lay slices of angel food
cake on small place. Spreak over
these a mixture made of one 25-cent
package of marshmallows, put into a
little and and set over a slow fire to
melt. Whip cream, to which add va
nilla to suit taste. Spread this on
marshmallows and then another layer
of cake and marshmallows and finish
with cream. Set aside for one hour
before serving
Lemon Dessert.-Dissolve one pack.
age lemon flavor gelatine in one pint
of boiling water. Just ae it begins to
stiffen drop contents of one 10 cent
package of marshmallows into the gel
atine. Pour into a mold and when
firm decorate with marshmallows and
serve with whipped cream
Combination Dessert.-Take one
ten-cent package, one cup of pineap
ple., half a cup of walnuts (chopped),
one cup cream (whipped). Mix pine
apple, walnuts and marshmallows to
gether and add whipped cream.
Orange Dessert.-Cut contents of 10.
cent package of marshmallows in
quarters with scissors. Soak in Juice
three oranges two hours, then add
whipped cream at top.
Delight.-Cut up one 25-cent pack
age of marshmallows. Whip half a
pint of cream, chop one cup English
walnut meats, or put in candled cher
ries. Flavor with rum. Mix marsh
mallows and nuts or the cherries.
Pour over them beaten cream. Serve
in sherbet glasses.
Scalloped Cabbage With Meat.
Boll a head of cabbage in two we
ters, and when you cook cabbage al
ways leave the pot uncovered and
have standing near It on the stove a
cup of vinegar. Drain the cabbage,
let it cool ,and chop it fine. Butter a
pudding dish and strew it with fine
crumbs. On this put a layer of minced
cabbage seasoned with salt and pep
per; dot it with bits of butter, then
put on more crumbs and a layer of
chopped corned beef. You may use
ham, but in this case omit the salt
from the layers of cabbage. Continue
in this way until your dish is full. Pour
In a cupful of this liquor, In which
your corned beef was boiled, strew
crumbs on the top, sad over this
grated cheese, bake, covered for halt
an hour. uncover and brown. Serve
in the dish in which it was cooked.
Standard Sponge Cake.
The following is the ordinarily
standard sponge cake, and needs ao
baking powder to raise Add one cup
of fine granulated sugar. Beat agatn.
Add the Juice and grated rind of one
lemon and beat again. Add the stiF.
ly beaten whites of five egs8 and best
once more. Fold in slowly one cup
of Sour sifted three tlmes. Bake in
a moderate oven for one hour. Do
not open the oven door for 16 minutes
after putting the cake in.
Three-Egg Cake.
One cup sugar, one-halt cup butter
beaten to a cream, whites of three
eggs beaten to a tfroth, onehalf cup
sweet milk, one teaspoon baking pow
der; flavor with lemon and two cups
of Sour.
Prosting--Beat the yolks of two
eggs with two teaspoons of sugar, and
while the cake is hot and in the pea
put on the frosting and put in damp
Salad Secret.
My friends all flatter me on my en.
cellent potato salad. says a contribu
tor to the Modern Priscilla. I claim
this is due to a little invention of
my own. Before adding the usual vian.
egar or mayonnalse dressing I make a
thin paste of one and one-half table
spoonfutls of flour and a cup of boil
ing water. Put this over the potatoes.
This makes them smooth and sollW
after the dressing is added.
Baked Squash.
Cut open the squash, take out the
seeds and without parting It cat It up
Into large pieces. Place the pieces In
a dripping pan and bake about an hour
in a moderately hot oven. When done
serve the pieces hot on a dish, sea
son with butter, pepper and salt
8quash retains Its sweetness better
when boiled. Small Hubbard squash
is the best for baking.
Salmen and Rice.
Form freshly boiled rice into Sfat
cakes, brown slightly In butter on
both sides and place on a warmed
platter. Warm a can of salmon and
dip over the rice. Over this pour a
white sauce Into which has been
stirred the whites of two hard boiled
eggs cut in dice. Garnish with the
yolks cut into sJlI..
Befsteak Roll.
Have a piece of round steak cut
evenly, make a dressing as for poul
try. spread It over the beef. roll It up
and tie. Lay this Into a round bot
tom kettle. in which a few pieces of
fat pork have been tried out. turn
over until browned on all sides add
a little qit and boiling water. Cover
closely ad stew two hours.

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