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BAG MATCHES HAT mmk HIE. i 0C:'10 1 hiv.-ikftist mi tin- table. Fivddie Iiiul Dora's Resolution Wish you happy New Year!" called Jiiii'u from her pillnw, to her sister Agnes, who stood before the dressing table, brushing her curls. "What makes you get up so early? It isn't breakfast time yet. It. is so warm and CfK.v'bere in bed, I'm going to lie here and think up lots of good reso lutions for the new year. Then I can write them out after breakfast. Why don't you make some resolutions, Agnes?" "I don't know. I hadn't thought about it," replied the little girl. "I have been hurrying to get dressed, for I was afraid mamma would want me; Freddie has been crying all the morning." "Fred is such a cry-baby!" returned Dora. "Well, perhaps I'd better get up, seeing you are all ready to go down. Tell mamma I am coming right away," and she crawled out of bed as Agnes closed the door. Iora reached the dining room just us her mamma and sister set the New Year Song. "New Year, true year, What now are you bringing? May day skies and butterflies, And merry birds u-singing? Frolic, play all '.he day. Not sin hour of school?" lint the merry echo, The laughing New Year echo, Only answered, "School '." "New Year, true year. What now are you bringing? Summer ruses springing gay. Summer vines a-swlnging? Jest and sport, the merriest sort, Never a thought of work?" But the merry echo. The laughing New Year echo, Only answered, "Work !" "New Year, true year, What now are you bringing? Autumn fruits all fire-ripe. Autumn horns a-ringing? Keen delight o' moonlight nights, When dull folks are abed? Hut the merry echo. ' The laughing New Year echo, Only answered, "Bed !" Laura K. Richards. Satisfied. A group of pleasant faced children Were playing in the sunny corner of a doorynrd on a bright New Yeur's day. Susie was saying: "Yes, I know my doll is littler than yours, but I do love her so! She's my own dolly my own dolly!" And she sung it over and over, cuddling her dolly close. "Yes," said Lela, "my doll is big ger, but yours is eer so much pret tier, for mine is only a cloth dolly, and ODD TYPE OF SIMIAN TRI3E Colobus Monkey Has Long Black Fur and White Oval Patch Down Center of the Back. Very few people, when Inspecting he various exhibits In n "y.oo," stop to ask themselves how the animals got there. As a matter of fact, the tusk of capturing wild beusts alive and Khlpplng them out to civilization un banned Is an Infinitely dangerous and dlfllcult undertaking, far more thrill- been restored to good humor, and everybody seemed very happy as they gathered around the first morning meal of the new year. Bright faces, merry voices and good wishes made it a charming family group. Dora and Agnes cleared ihe table when the meal was linished, for then.' was no servant in the house, and the two sisters helped much with the work, that mamma might get more time to sew. "Shall I wash or wipe the dishes?" asked Dora. "Oil, I'll wash them, and you can wipe them," said Agnes, "for you'd rather, and I don't care." "Well, then I'm going upstairs to write out my New Year's resolutions; I'll he down by the time you have the dishes really to rinse," and Dora ran up to her room. I ora spoiled several sheets of paper before she had her resolutions writ ten to suit her. Finally she read them iivi r with a certain degree of pride: New Year's Resolutions of Dors Buckingham Prescott. "I will get up early in llie morning and help mamma with the breakfast. "I will go to bed at night without making a fuss about it. "I will dress Freddie every morn ing. "I will take my turn at washing the dishes, even though I like better to wipe them. "I will dust the parlor every day, and not leave it for Agnes. "I will not forget to make the beds when it comes my week. "I will take care of my bird every morning. "I will amuse Freddie, and not be cross to him once this year. "I will sew on my buttons without being told. "I will not let Agnes do my share of the work, just because she Is oblig ing. "I will always be pleasant to every body" "Dora, momma wants you " "Oh, don't come bothering me now, Aggie!" "Mammn wants you to see to Fred die." "Oh, dear! Why can't you?" "I've got to go down to the post of fice." "Oh! Why, have you finished the dishes?" "All done," said Agnes, with a lit tle smile that bad not n mite of su periority in it. "But I meant to come and wipe yours is wax with real hair. I love to look at It, but I'm afraid to touch it for fear it would break. I sup peso a dolly that won't break is .the best. .Mamma says I'm hard on dolls." I toy was looking at Johnny, playing with his jumping-jiick. Johnny said: "I did want a rocking-horse, and I was most sure Santa Glaus would bring me one. I thought he'd know I wanted one so much ! Hut the jump-ing-Jnek Is a dandy, though!" und he pulled the string hard. Thy little figure turned two or three lug. than ordinary big game shooting. In an niticle In the Wide World, John Alfred Jordan describes bow he got together a practically complete collec tion of African uidmuls for shipment to Kurope, and gives a vivid Idea of the manifold dangers of the business. While engaged In this work, Mr. Jor dan captured a colobus monkey, the most beautiful of all the simian tribe. "They have long black fur," suys the writer, "with a white oval patch down the center of tho back, and an ex tremely long, bushy white tall. They them," saiil Dora, with a guilty flush. "Never mind." said Agnes, "I knew you were busy." "Dora followed her sister down stairs, thinking she would put the rooms In order and feed the canary before Agnes returned. I'.ut to her surprise, the parlor and sitting room were dusted, Dick was eating fresh seed with great relish, and it was ten o'clock. I low long a time she had t. ,..., (1.,. 1,, , I. t After making P.nby Fred happy with a big block house, Dora slipped up stairs and brought down her paper of "New Year's Resolutions" and quietly laid It on the narlor fire. "I'll keep my eyes and ears open, lis Agues does, and try to be as pleas ant as she is. That will be better than writing out. a thousand resolutions!" Youth's Companion. Old Year Adieu. Old Father Time, with visage grim, Marks finis on another year; His harvest he has gathered in; The swath was wide both far and near. The strife of battle rages round The ranks of fighters in the van, But clashing arms and shouts resound Of victor and of conquered man. The aged sire, with trembling hands And hoary lock of sWvery white, Perceives the passing of the sands, The sunset's glow, the clouds of night. Mayhap there is a vacant chair At home, but recently re signed A loved one gone above to wear The crown of bliss by angels twined. The path to glory may not lead With roses strewn about the feet, But hope and strive by word and deed Some soul to cheer. The New Year greet! T. J. Dehey in Pittsburgh Dispatch. somersaults, nnd ended by standing on its head. Johnny giggled, and little Hoy, looking a trifle sober, said : "Your johnny-jumper is awful nice, and I like to see you make him go It. I didn't get anything this year, but I hope times will he a lot better to our house next Christmas, and then I'll get enough to make it all up. But," said he, smiling now, "I've got all my mar bles that 1 had lust year, and my top is most as good us new, und I tell you she's a bummer! Come, Johnny, let's have a game of marbles." are very valuable, and so far, I believe, no specimen has reaclud any zoologi cal society. They live in thick forests in cold, high altitudes, ranging from 8,(iU0 to 10,000 feet above sea level. A great number have been captured and kept In the country, but when they are shipped to Kurope they always die coming through the Ited sea." Nowadays it's not so easy to get cheaper cuts of meat as It la to get cuts of cheaper meat at top-notch prices. flEflKD5EDJ' fj ft CAPITAL, V X H Thanksgiving Day Especial Event in Washington WASHINGTON. Thunksglvlng time brought a brightening of Washington hjnrth fires and turkey-scented Invitations In honor of the bids about us In nntlomil livery who are far from home and mother. Kiu-e the Thanksgiving lionrd this year that did not boast a khaki-covered guest or so. Futher and mother plied hlh the strangers' plates jocosely. Never mind the mist In their eyes. , "Yes, I'm proud of my Jimmy; but I'm not a heroine. I'm Just his moth er!" Exulted eloquence I They had a grand memorial servlco for Jimmy at Evunsvllle, Ind., his home town, when the dread word came that Prlvato James B. Gresham, enlisted nt nineteen such a kid! was one of the first three Americans killed lu the trenches of northern France. And Jimmy's mother In her anguish, thanking God for the proud gilt of such a boy, nobbed out to those who would fun console her. "I'm not n heroine I'm Just his mother !" And I'm rather inclined to think that she was both. The other night there was nn Interesting vaudeville entertainment given by pntrlotlc local telent before the men at Washington barracks. The wee daughter of Representative Kinrholoe of Kentucky accompanied her mother to the performance. Mrs. Kincheloe, a versatile artist, was one of the heudllners of the excellent bill. The orchestra was filling up the space between two numbers with n strenuous rendition of "Over There" when tiny Miss Kinche loe, Just three years old, escaping from her protector, Inspired by the stirring strains, scrambled up on the low stage and began to dunce In a spontaneous baby way that overwhelmed the soldiers with delight. The regular program bad to wult. The laddies wanted more of the baby. Grown folk were every day affairs. A kiddie wus a treat. Government Departments Hard Pressed for Room THE treasury department Is In the market for ISo.OOO square feet of floor space for office purposes, and Is hnvlng greut difficulty In getting even a small portion. Other government departments are hard pressed for oflieo accommodations for employees, and It PO M- FUK-V'k7 V WORE space O; III Z.J. -T ,1 which partly solved the demands for ! by taking over a large number of apartment houses, and are still badly lu need of office accommodation, are expecting relief by March 1, when it Is j contemplated that the big wooden buildings at Sixth and B streets, the site of the old Union station, where Garfield was shot by Gultcau, will be ready ! for occupancy. I Would Fight to Prcve Nationality of Bambino IT IS a street of second-hand smells. Also, there nre noises the Babfl shrill of foreign parent voices outclashcd by the raw Americanism of their jun iors; the insistent call of the push cart, and always, always the coinings uud goings of job-lot humanity that must buy other people's cast-offs, because . everybody knows why. But at one corner the other morn ing the sun lay like a yellow blanket on the pavement and the leaves swirled down from the trees as if dying were n gay sort of dance. Also, there was a box, nnd on the box sat a small girl in blue holding a baby with rings In Its ears. The girl was a skinny little tacker, with a dark face, mostly eyes, and us she cuddled the baby her croon ing voice somehow suggested olives, Vesuvius, wayside shrines and banana carts. But there was nothing Latin about the fat, bald-beaded baby, except the rings in its cars. As the two made n picture wortli looking at, the woman paused and offered the baby an apple from a bug. "She Amorry-can baby" the girl explained it with a pride that was some thing fine to see. "She is not no dago. She have earrings because my mar iner she sny so, and her saint name Is Magdalena but my par-por be say It is Maggee for Amerry-can and if she be a boy she be president, innybee." Why, that Is splendid. And what "I am Marree-uh, alter the Moth-er at the cathedral In Milan. I wear blue am lieeg I have a pink ribbon bow in my go with. But the bambino no, the babee she come when we get here. No hoy shall call her dago. I will fight heem. I will keel beem If be call her dago." That's about all, only One would like to know in advance what America will do for Maggee, whose saint's name Is Mngdalena, when she Is no longer a fat, bald-headed baby with rings in her ears. ... Opinions as to the Training of Officers Differ A COMPREHENSIVE plan to train reserve officers and their more systematic employment In the war has been submitted to the secretary of wnr by the Training Camps association. In addition to establishment of a school or schools for training of officers, to con- training camps for officers and to obtain a supply of officers In future solely from the ranks, with the training for commissioned grades given at the head quarters of the several military divisions. Apparently the proposal that reserve officers be sent to France for train ing under actual war conditions and then returned to train the National array docs not uppeal to the war department. War Has Had Remarkable Effect on the Capital IT IS a much more picturesque Washington than It used to be, although it used to be the most picturesque city In the country. The uniforms give variety and color to crowds that formerly were somber or drab. But the air of leisure Is gone. No more can Wash ington be described as "Sleepy Hoi- low." It is impossible to wans aiong fo, tJia streets without Deing niipresseu by the sense of Importance In many of the faces, the consciousness of being engaged iu great affairs. The ideal ists jostle the exploiters who have come In swarms to struggle for a share In the big contracts, in competition with the men of legitimate business. Many of the idealists have left fine po sitions nt home to work here for smull salaries or for no salaries at all, happy in the thought that they are being of public service. Hotels, apartment bouses, lodging and boarding houses, are so crowded that prices have soared dazzllngly. To find a place to lay your head is to have something to boast of. Behind this situation there is the local prosperity that makes the Washingtoulans of all the year round particularly cheerful. There is so much business to be done as a result of the war that the demand for stenographers has lifted stenography In Washington among one of the most remunerative of industries, and has offered stenographers great temptations to commit the sin of pride as well as to Indulge in nsury. One Stenographer In one of the large hotels receives 3X0 an hour for dictation. fey 3 will not be until various new buildings authorized by congress are completed that real relief will come. The government's executive nnd administrative activities are now so badly scattered throughout the city that persons having business with l.'ncle Sum often find trouble in locat ing the particular bureau or division they are looking for. Many times they nre sent from one place to another. The war and navy departments, floor space at the beginning of the wnF Is your name?" of uod. My mar-mer give me to her i nil tho time I am a child. When I j hair and a green dress and fellub to j tlnue without Interruption Instead of for a few months only, as in the traln- lng camps, the association recommends that a certain number of reserve offi cers should be sent to France for actual experience with the troops In the field and later brought home to act us instructors of troops being prepared for war service. The association also notes an ob jection to the understood purpose of the war department to abandon all pjjr rlow Stif IS ArifW-OW ) s, ! 0A8Y sue is Jf- s This Is the Last Word in Fashion for the Shopper. Handsome Affairs of Velvet, 811k, Sat in and Metal Brocades Have Re placed Those of Cretonne. We started with lovely cretonne knitting bags, blooming with roses and chrysanthemums, others made gay with gorgeously colored birds nnd but terflies. These were shirred and ribbon-trimmed nnd often had clusters of silk fruit as the finishing touch. Hut these cretonno bags, attractive t s they were, have quite faded Into the background, making way for the more handsome affairs of velvet, silk, Rut ins nnd wonderful metal brocades, writes Kim Shepherd in the Detroit News. Nor tire they confined to knit ting only. The knitting purt Is sec ondary. They are the most conveni ent and smart shopping bags one can Imagine and the most troublesome of bundles disappear like magic Into their vast depths. The last word In fashion Is the shop ping bag with hat to match. The sketch shows nn example of these. A huge shopping bag was developed In metal brocade, done In gold nnd black, was made on the order of a huge purse. The wide opening, bound with gold braid. The strong handles were of Bold braid, too, and were fastened Hat and Bag to Match. to the bog with gold braid rosettes. It was attractively lined v. ith gold-colored silk. The hat to match made on military lines, was very smart with Its erect brim if brim one might call It of the gold and black brocade. The crown was soft and made of black velvet. A paradise spray added height and richness. This set was very striking, worn with a French blue satin coat with collar and cuffs of soft lustrous moleskin. The wide girdle was trimmed with narrow silk braid, : nnd n bit of hand-embroiderv. done jn )jiuo aw goi(it wag usej effectively on tno Waist. ' According to a scientific observer, the lobster is akin to the butterfly. MAKE NEW PURSE FROM OLD Handbags May Be Easily Transformed Into Latest Fashion With Little Effort and Slight Expense. Have you any old purses? If you have, did you realize that you could easily transform them into new purses? You can, without much expense and without much trouble. To begin with, get a paper pattern for making a handbag. Then get your material. , The old handbag is used merely as a foundation for the new one. That is, the old clasp Is requisitioned with the rest of the old frame. A new cov ering is made of the new material, and this is slipped over the old frame and fastened securely. If you wish to. you may simply cover the old purse with an envelopelike section of the new material. Or else you may fasten n lining bag to the old frame as big or as little as you please, and put the new outside over that. If you have a bit of velvet left from a velvet frock, buy a pattern for ANTIQUE TINTS IN RIBBONS Old-Fashioned Hues Are Being Effec tively Used, Affording a Natty Ad dition to Dressy Gowns. Ribbon plays an important part in dress trimmings, accessories, etc., and never have they been more beautiful than they are this year. Many are interwoven with gold and silver, and some are formed almost entirely of dull gold or silver tissue. There are ribbons of satin wflh paisley spots in old-fashioned tints, and pale taffeta ribbons in rose, mauve and nattier blue, over which are sprinkled at In tervals "lucky" ladybirds brocaded in dull gold or silver. Striped or checked faille ribbons nre extremely fashionable, and among the novelties are ribbons with long weuved fringe nt the ends. Various are the ways In which tlieso ribbons are utilized for frock trim mings. They are Introduced in the form of inset bands, plaited, shirred or plain, and sometimes as frilllngs or ruchlngs. For Instance, delightful little w COLORFUL TURBAN OF VELVET r if J T-Jt The popularity of the turban never wanes, especially when it is made on lines particularly suited to the taste of the majority. This model strikes t. new note in that It Is built up with bands of red, blue, yellow and black velvet trimmed round and round with 6trands of gold cord. The crown and tiny bunch of grapes are made of mole skin. COLORS ADD TO FURNISHINGS Painted or Lacquered Chairs, Tables and Other Pieces Are Found In Many Shops and Modern Homes. Cbnrmlng, lndped, are the old chairs and small tables, breakfast suites, sun parlor pieces and others of painted or lacquered furniture to be found In tho best shops and the up-to-date homes today. Muny of the latter nre decorated by native Japqnese artists, with lines and bnndings of antique gold on the black or colored pieces, and with shadowy pictures on table tops and flat surfaces showing characteristic Japanese fig ures, or birds, or rustic scenes. Base colors of soft Normandy blue, robln's-cgg blue, pnrchment nnd bone yellow, old red and dull green lacquers are all most decorative when '"brought out" (to use a technical phrase) with blnck-and-gold decorations of this kind. A single piece, well displayed, will of ten lend the finishing touch of distinc tion to a room. Coats or Capes for Evening. In evening wraps there Is a choice between the cape und the loose coat. Capes are attractive when they are well put on, and they have the ad vantage of being simple and ensy to make, but there is more genuine warmth to be found In a coat. Broad cloth, satin, silk, brocade and velvet are favorites and. suitable materials. with a lining of either brocade or a plain satin. But the lining must al ways be of a good quality, for it is tho lining that gets the wear. There Is no economy In a cheap lining. If the lin ing Is to be bought it is w'ell to re member that the better materials are apt to come in wider width, and that the wider material cuts to best advan tage. A Practicat Dress. The one-piece gown of serge or ga bardine must not be forgotten in the winter wardrobe. It is needed for everyday wear as a house dress, or to go under the long coat Made on the popular long lines that suit the young girl and the older woman such a gown can be quite without trimming other than a few fancy buttons, and the necessary white collar. A broad box-plait at either side of the front and back runs under the wide belt and gives a graceful width in walking that does not interfere with the straight line appearance ef the dress. Big, out sla' ling pockets cut In diamond shape give character to the skirt portion. They start from under the belt., a bag of Interesting shape, cut the vel vet and then embroider it with beads cither steel beads or else colored glass beads. , Or else embroider it with a heavy silk floss, In a loose,, quick stitch. This loose stitch really gives better results and, of course in a far shorter time than a fine stitch. T!'" ' trap bundles of the bag may be I a folded and stitched strip of of the bag, or else silk coi be used. Angora for Collars and Cuffs. Vivid colored angora collars and cuffs are featured on one-piece suits of Jersey, as bright yellow on a somber green, or flaming red on brown, says the Dry Goods Economist. Fiber silk sweaters In funcy weaves have belts caught with buckles or the belts nre so arranged as to eliminate the straight all-around style, or the narrow string belt. Sport silks, as pongee or shnntung, are utterly lacking In the brilliant de signs of former seasons; the patterns are as large as formerly, but are in soft pastel shades. slip-on sack of pale silk tcrsev m outlined at the neck, sleeves and at the hem with n ruching of narrow pink ribbon of the same shade. At the throat there was a knot of the ribbon with long ends which fell down the garment front. , Striped ribbons serve excellently for trimming. An example is an Indoor gown made with large capelike effect formed entirely of wide Roman striped ribbon. The cape of ribbon Is drawn into a high girdle also of ribbon which is folded around the waist the second time and knotted loosely at the right side. The ends fall to the skirt hem. There is nn endless variety in neck wear made from ribbon, but the most popular form Is a bit of soft pliable ribbon drawn around the neck under a turn-down collar of linen or silk, and knotted loosely at the throat Often the ribbon Is finished at tha throat with loops or a rosette. Fisher Fur In Sets. Fisher is a variety of fur which la expected to figure prominently for trimming and sets during the coming season.