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FKKSE.XT QIARTP.HS OV YOL'NG
WO>IEVS FRIENDLY ASSOCIA
TION AHR INADEQUATE ~
RECORD OF THE YEAR'S WORK
Attendance nt l.nnelieoii in Dec-m
--lior Wan 23,478, Rreaking: - All
' It-is probable that a strong effort will
"ba made in the immediate future to se
cure a permanent home or. at least,
Jargor and more su'table quarters for the
Young Women's Friendly association,
located now on Jackson street. At the
annual meeting of tit board of managers
laid yesterday morning in the association
rooms every report given complained of
the utter inadequacy of the present- ac
commodations. Mrs. John X. Jackson
presided at the meeting. Mrs. F. P.
Wright, the secretary, stated in her re
port that in December, 1901, the at
tendance at luncheon had broken all as
sociation records, 23,478 young women be-
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This toast is excellent for breakfast or
for one who docs not like eggs yet ought
to eat them. For four slices of bread
beat two eggs until well broken up. but
not as light as for cake; add one-eighth
level teaspoon of salt and one cuj> of
milk and turn into a, deep plate. Lay
slices of bread cut one-half inch thick
into the beaten egg and -milk and turn
so that both sides may absorb some of
tiie custard. Heat a frying or omelet
pan, put in one teaspoon of butter and
with a griddle turner lay in one or two
slices of bread: turn as soon as slightly
brown crust forms. Serve on a hot plat
ter with a spoonful of jelly on each slice
ing entertained during that month. Mr?.
Wright referred to the lack of room in
the present quarters and stated that it
seriously handicapped the board in its
Mrs. E., S. Robbins, the treasurer,
stated that the total receipts for the year
had been $3,287.32; and the total expendi
tures $3,235.30, leaving a balance, of $52.22.
Of this sum $1,800 had been uaid for rent
and heat; $1,524 had been collected by
members of the board.
Mrs. Lichtenberger, the matron of the
institution, referred to the necessity for
larger quarters. The association, she
said, was also In need of new furnishings,
modern gymnasium apparatus, baths and
additions to the library. Mr. Lichten
berger's report showed that tne growiu
of the work has been very rap.d find
Mry steady. In thirteen years it had
grown from an annual attendance of 2(5.(Mil
to an attendance during 1901 of 225.995,
making a grand total since it was begun
of LG8.852 girls enterttained.
The resignation of Miss Lillian Moore
from the office of corresponding secretary
end treasurer was accepted. Ali?s Lusk
gave a brief report of the Young Ladies'
auxiliary to the association.
The following officers and members of
the advisory board :were elected:
President, Mrs. John N. Jackson, first
Vice president. Mrs. J. M. Lichtenberger;
second vice president, Mrs. J. W. Edger
ton; honorary vice president, Mrs. E. H.
Mann; recording secretary, Mrs. F. I'.
Wright; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Webster Wheelock; treasurer, Mrs. E.
S. Hobbins; assistant treasurer, Miss
Mary S. Willis. Additional members of
the board are: Mrs. George Archer, Miss
Edith Brill, Miss Alice Humphrey, Mis.
George P. Lvman, Miss Elsie Is'icols,
Mrs. S. C. Stickney, Mrs. C. B. Yale,
Miss Emily Robbins, Mrs, Whitehorn,
Advisory board: R. M. Newport. F. P.
Wright. F. G. Ingersoll, J. H. Skinner,
11. R. Brill, G. W. Archer, J. P. Gribben.
MRS. VAX KIRIv IS NEXT.
Draws Hin^ Entitling- Her to Enter-
tnin K,i>ip!iuuy Party.
Over 200 people attended the annual
Epiphany party of Christ church last
night in the parlors of the church. The
Epiphany queen was Miss Andrews, and
she was assisted in receiving by Kev.
C. D. Andrews, Bishop and Mrs. Ed
eall. and Mrs. A. H. Cathcart. The
rooms were elaborately decorated in red
and green. The chandeliers were fes
tooned with vines of evergreen and red
carnations arid palms, were the other
decorative features. The tables, from
which the refreshments were served
had centerpieces of red carnations and
red hooded candelebras shed a warm
flow over the dainty arrangement.
Mrs. Ij. 1.. May and Mrs. Blood served
the ice cream; Mrs. W. S. Timberlake
nnd Mrs. Reuben Warner poured the
coffee. The entertainment committee,
Mrs. F. B. Beardsley and Mrs. Russell
Van Kirk, were assisted by the young
ladles of the parish and Mrs. Forepaugh,
Mrs. George McGee, Miss E. B. Nelson,
Mrs. Alexander Calhcart, Mrs. J. C.
HIH, Mrs. McXamara, Mrs. R. A. Whlt
ftcre, Mrs. J. 11. Edgerton, Mrs. J. L.
Bnapp and other ladies of the parish.
The Epiphany cake was cut by Har
•flicer, and was divided among the
- of the vestry. Mrs. Russell Van
Kirk drew the piece containing the
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ring, thereby becoming 1 the Epiphany
queen for 1903 and hostess for next year-a
Formerly the Epiphany party was ex
clusively for the vestry and last year
was the first time it became a parish
affair. The party of 1001 proved such
a success that it was unanimously de
cided that all future Epiphany parties
should follow in its footsteps. The
guests are not limited to the parish, but
their friends are included.
Of Social interest
Viotor Herberi Smalley and Miss Flor
ence R. Ualrymple were married Monday.
Jan. .">, in St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral in
Los Angeles, Cal. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Smalley are well known in bt. Paul. Mr.
Smalley is editor of the Northwest Maga
zine, and a yon of the late E. V. Smalley,
who was prominent for many years in
both political and literary circles. Mrs.
Smalley is a daughter of the late Alton
The wedding was verey cfittet owing to
recent deaths in both the brides and
groom's families. Miss Dalrymple with
her mother, uncle and aunt have been
spending the winter in California. Mr.
and Mrs. Smalley are at present in Se
attle and will return to live in St. Paul
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Mr. and Mrs. C. J. A- Morris, of Good-
if the toast is to be a' sweet dish or pour
a white sauce round but not over it.
Bread should be at least twenty-four
hours old for toast. The round loaves
give uniform slices and as the bread is
baked in closed pans the crust is not
hard, although the bread is thoroughly
baked. Trim off the thin brown edge of
the slices, but do not cut deep as the
most easily digested part of the bread
lies next to it where the starch of tne
flour has been not only cooked but turn
ed into dextrine. Baking powder cans
and lard pails are good substitutes for
patented round pans.
—Alice E. Whitaker.
rich avenue, gave a large dancing party
last night in Summit hall for her nieces.
Miss Grace Saunders. of Cleveland, Ohio,
and Miss Caroline Saunders. The hall
was decorated ni the Christmas colors,
red and green. About 100 of the younger
set were entertained.
Miss Emily Huston, daughter of Mai.
and Mrs. J. F. Huston, and Lieut. Arthur
S. Cowan will be married tonight at the
home of the bride's sister. Mrs. George
McDougall Weeks, at Fort Bnclling. Kev.
Leslie R. Groves will be the officiating
clergyman. Miss Huston will be attend
ed by her sister, Mrs. Weeks, as matron
of honor, and Lieut. D. K. Major Jr.. will
attend the groom. The ushers will be
Lieut. Roy C. Kirkland and Lieut. H. W.
Gregg. Lieut, and Mrs. Cowan will leave
tonight for a brief Eastern trip and will
be at home at the fort after Feb. 1.
Mrs. Frank P. Shepard, of Dayton ave
nue, will give a card party this evening.
Mrs. Edward Nippolt, of Laurel avenue,
will give a card party this afternoon.
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Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Penny, of West
Fifth street, will give an informal musical
tonight at their home.
CLUBS AND CHAHJTIRS.
The Monday Shakespeare club met
yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Harry V. Thorne, on Summit avenue.
The current topic for discussion w Tas
'•The Old Confederation," and the last
act of "Henry V." was the ShakespeaT
ean lesson for the afternoon.
May Flower camp, R. N. A., will give
a musical entertainment Jan. 20, at Odd
(Jen. Ord corps will give a card party
tlhis afternoon at Odd Fellows' hall.
House Rebekah lodge gave a card par
ty Thursday afternoon at Central hall.
The Central W. C. T. U. met yester
day in the Y. M. C. A. rooms.
Division No. 1, Daughters of Erin, gave
its eighth anniversary social and ball
last night at Central hall.
Damascus commandery will give a
dancing party tonight at Masonic tem
A joint meeting of the young men's
<and young women's branches of the
Luther league of the Memorial Lutheran
church will be held tonight at the home
cf the pastor, 175 Iglehart street. The
officers-elect will be installed, reports of
the years work read, and the business
will be followed by a social and tea.
The Ladies' Aid Society of Constella
tion chapter, O. E. S., No. 18, will give
a cinch party and musical this afternoon
at the home of Mrs. H. C. Munson, in
Unity Tent No. 5 will hold a public in
stallation of officers this evening. State
Commander I. X. Chellew will be the
installing officer, assisted by Ramsey Di
vision No. 1, uniform rank K. O. T. M.,
who will also give a fancy drill. A very
fine musical programme has been prepar
ed, after which refreshments will be
served and dancing will be indulged in.
Mrs. J. M. Janny, of Ravine street,
will entertain the Elysian Euchre club
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rodgers will en
tertain the Political Equality club to
night at their home en South Exchange
Mrs. Mitchell, of Holly avenue, will
entertain the Old Maids' club this after
The Chapman Circle of the First M. E.
Church will meet tonight at the home
of Mrs. Charles P©x, on Leech street.
The "Women's Foreign Missionary So
ciety of the First M. E. Church will hold
its January meeting this afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Grant
THE ST. PAUL UM>BE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1902
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Wagner, 722 Holly avenue. Mrs. B. S.
Cowen will have charge of the pro
The laurel Cycle club will hold its an
nual election of officers tonight at the
The monthly meeting of the Women's
Home Missionary Society of the House
of Hope f'huroh will be held today In
the church parlors.
A social hop will be given tomorrow
evening- at LJtt's hall under the auspJc'es
of the Capital City Social club. Music
will be furnished by the Century Mando
The Misses Gertrude and Winnie Lev
eroos, of Mount Ida. street, entertained
a company of thirty-five at a dinner last
Mjss Elizabeth McGregor, Dewey ave
nue, has returned fiom So'rit Lake, lowa,
where she spent the hf.JMays.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Craig. Ea?t
Fourth street, have gone to Chicago,
where- they will reside for .the future.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, of Chicago
aie spending the winter with their daugh
ter. Mrs. Darius Miller, - Summit avenue.
Miss Anne Sloans. Grand avenue, w!H
go to Milwaukee Sunday for a thr-—
weeks' visit. . .
Miss Grace Saunders. the guest of Miss
Caroline Saundeis, will return the latter
fart of the week to Cleveland, Ohio.
Miss Gray. Da>ton avenue, is entertain
ing Miss Winchester, of Winona.
Mjss Grace Pioctor, of Litchfield, is
the guest of Mrs. White, Selby avenue.
Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Arundel street, h?.3
returned from Le Mars, lowa.
Mr. and Mrs R. A. Horsey. Laurel
avenue, are in the South for the win
Mrs. W. W. Pease, Fairmount avenue.
haa gone to New York.
Miss 'Richards,'-' Marshall -avenue, is en
taming Mi^rs Woodbridge, of Eau
Mrs. J. F. Huston, of the Ashland, is
entertaining M:s. W. H. llamler and
Mr:-. Pureel'l, of Omaha.
Mrs. Frank AVhite, Euclid view, is en
tertaining Mrs. Frank Garloch, of Angus
and J. N. Byington, of Walnut Grove.
Miss Harslay, Summit avenue, is ir
Miss Radeliffe. of Brooklyn. N. Y. and
Miss Ritzin^er, of Indianapolis, guests of
Miss Ritzingir, Fairmount avenue, have
Miss Hope- Loughbrough, Virginia ave
nue, has gone to Canada.
Miss Gillian St. Aubin, Capitol boule
vard, has returned from Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Igl^hart street,
have gone to Great Falls, Mont.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gordon Joiinson,
6-9 Dayton avenue, have gone to Cali
fornia, to remain until April.
Miss Winter, of Chicago, will be the
g'oest this month of her sister, Mrs. \V.
J. Dean, Grand avenue.
Mrs. Hewey Nickow, Dayton avenue,
has gone to Chicago.
Mrs. May me Stanley Gridley, of Leach
City, S. D., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
T. A. Straight, of St. Albans street.
PA&SItfG OV THE CHArEROV.
Is the chaperon really passing? Can it
be possible that in the evolution of our
social life a point has been reached
•where she is to find her occupation gone?
Where she is to be invited to pass on
and make room for something better?
Because, if it is in contemplation to lay
her on the shelf It must be with that
end in view. This is a practical world,
and it has a fashion of working in
practical ways. Whenever in the course
of time the world thinks someone can
do our "work better than we are doing it,
it does not hesitate to ask us to step
down and out.
In the early days of the country, when
MME. LILLIAN BLATJVELT.
One of America's Sweet Sing en Returns to Her Home.
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No singer holds a more prominent pi ace on the concert stage than Mme. Lil
lian Blauvelt. who has returned to Am erica to tour the country. She won wel
come and praise in all the capitals of Eu rope.
the energies of our ancestors were tax
ed to the utmost to provide food for the
bodies and education for the mlnda of
their growing young families, and life
was more serious than it is now, the
question of a chaperon was one of the
problems that was happily not a press
ing one. But social customs, like wom
en's minds, frequently change. In the
early '70s Detroit began to feel the first
thrill of metropolitanism. We began to
live better, to dress more expensively,
to vary the character of our entertain
ments," and society generally became
There was yet one thing more to com
plete the change, to make us sure that
we were really a city. And that was
the chaperon. She was not unknown in
those days in the East. She was im
ported from England, where the chap
eron had existed as an institution from
a time so far back that the "memory
of man runneth not to the contrary."'
She was already a fixture and part
of the social life of New York, Boston
and Philadelphia. She came under the
old law of demand and supply. Society
demanded her and she promptly honored
the call with her presence. Detroit had
taken another forward step in its con
quering progress, and the chaperon was
the visible effect.
And it was time. New faces had multi
plied, and soon one circle did not suf
fice for all entitled to admission into po
lite society. The time had come when
one could not expect to have on her
visiting list the name of every person
entitled to social recognition. With the
larger growth came changes in etiquette
and the manner of doing things. A culti
vated, self-contained gentlewoman, know
ing the usages of the best society, and
up on all questions of that character,
was of positive value to the young wom
an just launching her bark in the social
swim. And yet her reception was at
first ungracious. The young men rebelled
and were inclined to find fault. They did
not realize the large and important func
tion the chaperon was to fill. But the
opposition did not last long. The chap
eron won for herself a distinct place
in social life. Young girls were glad
to avail themselves of her knowledge,
and found her indispensible as a pro
tector, guide and friend.
The young men. too, found that so far
from interfering with their fredom, her
presence lent an added dignity to the
gatherings she graced, while her tact
and refinement, and willingness to help
where help was needed, in time complete
ly won them over.
And now, from over the water, come-?
the information that the chaperon is
passing. The English girl, we are told,
is asserting her independence- She wishes
to be emancipated from her leading
strings and strike out into greats liberty
of action in social ways, not altogether
from the standpoint of amusement and
pleasure, but from the prospect it opens
up of a wider and deeper life. She is in
clined in these days to pay less heed to
nublic opinion than formeriy, and to lead
the life that suits her best, whether that
life points to a "career" or to matri
'mony. The atmosphere of today is
charged with independence. The Eng
lish girl prefers to develop her individu
ality rather than longer be a slave to
old world conventionality. The underly-.
ing cause of it all is the independence of
the woman brought about by the ad
vancement of the age affecting her in
terests. There is much more equality be
tween parents and children 4han former
ly, especially between mother and daugh
ter. The relationship is more intimate
and more tolerant. Every mother is .'is
young as her children in dress and ap
pearances, and I may almost add in feel
ings, while the grandmother is not far
The English girl in the past has "been
overchaperoned. She has suffered from
too much espionage. She needed a little
wholesome neglect. It would be unwise
to attempt to hold her down to the con
trol exercised !n former years. A broader
stage is opening- out before her: marriage
is no longer the one-aim in life, and a
career to one qualified to pursue it is no
longer a disgrace.
The passing of the chaperon in Enjr
land. or, perhaps, to express it to ac
cord with what is probably the case, the
modification or amelioration of her chap
eronage, Is not therefore to be deplored.
But the situation in America is not the
same. There is no revolt; no one com
plaining. The American girl does not
find the chaperon a restraining influence,
or. if she does, she cannot but recognize
that it is a restraint that is wholesome
and in the right direction. Surely our
American chaperon needs no apology; no
invitation to pass on. Her tact and cheer
fulness, her grace and dignity, and dis
regard of self in foi warding the innocent
enjoyments of her charges, has so forti
fied her position that so far from ask
ing her to retire, we are more concerned
t<rkeeD her with us. assuring her of the
reward of being considered among the
GIAXT PLIM PtDDIXGS.
Plum pudding is as closely associated
with an English Christmas as the holly
and mistletoe. No Christmas dinner
would be complete without it.
Occasionally we read of monster plum
puddings large enough to feed an entire
parish. In the village of Paignton, in
Devonshire, the old charter provided
that on each 50th Christmas day the
village should provide a plum pudding
large enough to feed all the poor.
In accordance with the provision of
that charter on the first Christmas of
the nineteenth century a pudding was
made which weighed 900 pounds. The in
gredients included more than a bushel of
eggs, 120 pounds of suet, a like weight
of raisins and 600 pounds of flour.
Such a monster pudding required a
good deal of boiling-, and a large brew-
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ing copper was utilized for that pur
pose. It was kept boiling from Satur
day morning to Tuesday evening and
when those in charge thought it'sutll
ciently cooked it was drawn by three
horses to the village green, and there
served out to the people, not only to the
poor, but to every person who liked to
participate. Unfortunately, it had not
been boiled long enough, for the heat
had not penetrated to the center of the
A few years later there was a mon
ster pudding made in Southwark, then
a suburban borough of London. The
pudding was cariied through the streets
in procession, headed by a band, play
ing alternately Christmas music and
In ISSB the village of Paignton was
connected with civilization by means of
a railroad, and to celebrate the event,
the people, remembering the old charter,
thought well to have sk monster pud
ding a part of the festivities. The prep
arations cost ?225, the ingredients con
These consisted of 600 pounds of Soar,
400 pounds of raisins. 190 pounds of cur
rants, 400 por.nds of suet, 191 pounds of
breadcrumbs, Pa ponds of sugar, 300 lem
ons. 144 nutmegs and 360 quarts of milk.
Remembering the previous failure, the
persons who undertook the preparation
of the pudding made it in parts, build
ing it up into the usual roand shape,
after the cooking had been done. This
pudding weighed nearly a ton and a
half, and eight horses were employed to
take it to the village green with all be
fitting ceremony. Thousands were there
to welcome it.
At a church fair held about ten years
ago a monster pudding formed part of
the attraction. It was not nearly so
large as the giants just referred to,
though it stood four feet high and weigh
ed 250 pounds.
The ingredients consisted of 72 eggs,
52 pounds of flour, currants and raisins,
27 pounds of sugar, 24 pounds of bread
crumbs, 9 pounds of candied lemon
peel and 2 pounds of mixed spice*. This
was also boiled In sections and erected
after being cooked.
In some parts of England the pudding
eaten un Christmas day is a year old,
the good wife making enough puddings
to last over several family celebration
day?, but reserving one pudding for the
following Christmas. If a genuine Eng
lish pudding is boiled long enough it
grows richer with age, hence the cus
Many housekeepers boil the puddings
twenty-four hours, and then let them cool
until one is wanted, the selected one be
ing boiled from four to six hours longer
previous to being placed on the table.—
New York Sun.
SEE\ T IV THE SHOPS.
They aie only 75 cents and $1 apiece,
and all this time New York girls have
been going without them. They have had
silver pieces of different kinds, but it is
only the occasional girl who has had a
silver-handled powder puff. The 75-cent
ones have slender, pointed handles, r.nd
those for $1 have a silver button in a
French gray finish. The girl who l.as
not one should get it as soon as possible.
Little silver vases, sterling, and cost
ing $1.25, are called violet vases. They
are little tapering affairs two or thiee
inches high, with a weighted standard.
The?" have a look like the smart wool
goods, some of the new linen suitings.
One in blue, for instance, *s plaiSel oIT
with a narrow mixed stripe with some
red in it, and a tan linen has lines,form
ing smaller plaids and in black and red
—rough, woolly appearing lines, which
make a smart-looking fabric.
Such pretty things as there are to be
found in pendants of all kinds and at
such reasonable prices. Many of them
are in l'art nouveaux designs, and intro-
Jhe CJlobes £aily Short Jiovy
Jhe Minister's Christmas Present
Copyright, 1902, by Daily Story Pub. Co.
The minister of Deerwood was a con
scientious man; moreover, he was very
much in earnest. Since his arrival in
their midst, nearly a year ago, there
were few in his congregation who ha"d
not felt the sympathetic touch of his
large love. But there was one to whom
his heart went out in eager sympathy,
yet for whom he felt that he had done
Blanch Mereton led the choir, taug-t
in the Sunday school and helped in all
church entertainments. She was a calm,
quiet girl, with nothing beautiful about
her save her earnest eyes and ex
quisite voice. Rumor had it that a
couple of years ago she had been not
unsuccessfully wooed by the young law
yer over the way; that an estrangement
had come between them—one of those
senseless things that spring from such
trifles that the cause is lost sight of
in the effect. Rumor further stated
that since those troubled times, Blanch
had never been like her old self. That
the love of her life had gone out in the
dark, leaving her the emotionless being
It was this rumor that the minister
of Deerwood heard and believed, and
It was this young woman toward whom
he felt that he had failed in his duty.
Time and again he had resolved to
offer her the assistance his calling de
manded, only to let each favorable op
portunity for speaking slip through his
fingers while he shrank from intruding
upon such delicate ground. Truly, fools
rush in where angels fear to tread.
He had compromised with his con
science while the stifling summer
months struggled through their weary
existence, telling himself that he would
be fitter for the task in the fall. But
the busy fall had slipped away and he
sat In his study with nis Christmas
sermon before him, facing the bitter
accusations of relentless conscience.
Blanch Mereton's quiet, white face rose
before him like a reproach. She was
unnappy and he, her minister, 'or
dained by God to administer comfort
and consolation, had not made one ef
fort to allay her suffering. He plunged
his face in his hands, goaded by such
pain as only an eager, earnest soul may
know. To speak to her at the risk of
hurting her or to let the glad Christ
mas tide pass and leave her.
He s-tarted up with a strong man's im
| puisa to tramp away difficulties, but his
| eye fell on close written sheets and he
stopped staring down at them mechani
ically. Gradually, as he stared, the troub
led lines Jeft his brow and his eyes be
gan to brighten.
"Peace on earth; good-will toward
He caught up the written sheets and
tore them into bits.
An hour later, when the old house
keeper opened the door, she found her
young master writing eagerly, and her
summons to tea was received with an
absent shake of the head.
In fact, the minister drank no tea
that night. His sermon finished, he
snatched up his hat and ran cut whis
tling like a boy. He saw his way clear
toward making her happy.
Strange that he had not thought of
It before. "The best way to right a
wrong is to undo it." How fortunate
that the choir's tenor should have a
The tenor, perhaps, would have re-
duce turquoise matrix, topaz, ametfiyst
and baroque pearls, and they will cost
anywhere frt>m J8 up, according to the
size of the stone and the amount of gold.
One may put a good deal of money into
a small article, however, if one wishes.
One of the daintiest of little chain purses
is set all over with tiny pearls, has sev
eral larger pearls for pendants at the
lower end of the purse, and the twisted
knobs of the clasp are each formed by
a good-sized pearl. The purse will cost
Here is something less expensive for
someone who wishes to spend money.
Such attractive ."tugs! There are four of
them, g-enuine little brown jugs—why is
it there is always something so attrac
tive about a jug?—all in a orown-sUwiieJ
wicker-basket, with four compartments.
One bottle is for liquor and the other
three are marked with the name «f
spirits of some un»l. This may be a
travelling basket for !he hunter, as It Is
near the hunter's implements. It will
cost only $9.
Speaking of tra-eiinr, the best travel
ing cases are of hea .y leather, caJTskin
or something of that nature, and the ease
opens in half lengthwise and there is the
glass ready for use without tipping up
the case, as is necessary often with, the
How one jumps around from on<_> thing
to another in the .shoos! There are some
magnificent pieces in toilet articles, sil
ver mirrors, for instance, Bet with bar
Ivory toilet articles, crnamont.?d with
filigree work in gold, are beautiful and
delightful things in silver. Mirrors
brushes, combs, «jta, are enameled with
Taffy was a Welehman, Taffy was a thief;
Taffy came to my house and stole a piece of beef.
Fired two policemen.
Solution of puzzle in Monday's Glob e: The cat is between the faces of the
children to the rig-ht. The dog is in the branches to the left. The rabbit is In
the lower right-hand corner, and the duck is at the top of the picture.
BY F. H. LANCASTER.
sented this turn of thought, but the
minister's countenance was gravely
sympathetic, and the sick man was
touched by the tremor In his pastor's
voice. He little suspected that it arose
from suppressed anxiety lest he should
be recovering too rapidly.
"I won't be able to manage the
carols," he said reluctantly, and the
sympathetic pastor hugged himself
with glee as soon as the door closed
"Over the way" to the lawyer's was
a matter of a mile or more, but to this
the minister gave not a thought—even
though he had no tea.
"Will you sing tenor?" he asked, as
he took possession of the rug before the
lawyer's study fire.
"Yes, in the carols, you know. I have
just seen Gleeson; he says he will not
be able to manage them."
"Ho has a cold."
The lawyer thought a moment and
shook his head.
"Better get somebody else. I'm out
The minister smiled his quick, happy
"There are three days yet, and we
practice every afternoon."
"Sorry, but I haven't time."
"See here, old' man, you'll have to.
There is not another tenor to be had.
It will spoil our carols."
The lawyer hesitated, frowing at the
"Look here, Leland, you are a man of
sense and honor. You have heard those
"Oh," responded the minister cheer
fully, "I would not mind that. Beside
I will explain to the lady."
"Yes; and the other one."
"Well, suppose you do touch her on
the subject. If it will not cause her em
barrassment I can acommodate you on
that little matter of the carols easily
enough. But, you understand that be
fore I wou'ld risk annoying her your
carols mignt go to the demnit:on bow
The minister laughed with nervous
"111l drop you a line tomorrow," he
said as he went out resolved to see
Blanch Mereton and settle the matter be
fore he slept.
"Do you know something" he began
witih his customary directness, as -*e
drew up an easy chair • and leaned for
ward to warm his hands. "I have been
around to see Gleeson. He will not at
tempt the carols."
"If you would handle it successfully,
g^o at a delicate subject bolt't/," the
minister reflected and kept himself from
getting up nervously by sheer physical
"Yes," he responded, slowly, "it is un
fortunate. Glecson was in such excellent
training and it will be a disapointment
to him, poor fellow. I went over to get
Ilamlin to take the place; he has a pret
ty fair tenor, and used to sing sacred
music. He had about consented to help
us out when he suddenly remembered
a silly rumor that was onco afloat about
you and himself. I assured him that you
would never give a senseless thing like
that a second thought. He ia a punctil
lious sort of a man—l've known him a
long time. You wouldn't mind, would
you?" He got up to push back a brand
of the burning log with the toe of hi3
boot; his face a little tense in it3 eager
"Certainly not;" the girl's quiet tones
fell like a bajlm on his fevered pulses.
delicate designs of llowera in natural
MEM FOR WEDNESDAY.
Cereal. Fruit. Cream.
Frizzled Beef. Potato Cakes.
Toasted Muffins. Coffee.
Parsnip Fritters. Grilled Ba^on
Tomato Jelly and Nut Salad.
Fruit. Tea. Cake.
Green Pea Soup.
Rag-out of Beef. Boiled Potatoes.
Baked Onions. Cress Salad.
Rice Pudding. Coffee.
Not long ago a .tourist in New Orleans
*tnt to see the statue of Andrew Jack
son m that city, on the pedestal of which
is inscribed, "United We Stand; Divided
\\ e Flail. Seeing an old colored man
standing by. he asked: "Uncle, did that
inscription stay there all during the Civil
war?" "No, sah," responded the old un
r:\ "it didn't stay dar endurin' d9
wah. In de fust place, dem letters was
standln out laik dev was plastered on.
l>en de wah bust loose, and' de Con
fi-dTate gin'ral down yere, lie tuk a
chisel and out dem letters off smooth
I>«n ol' Gin'ral Butler, he come erlong
wi«l his T'nion sobers, an' he tuk a chisel
an cut dem in deep, laik dey is now. An'
hev. de folks down yere did sw'ar whe'i
ol' Gin'ral Butler brush de dus* off'n liis
clothes an' git up frum his wn'k an' sav:
Ite a'gwin to hang de fus' Jonny Reh
what cuts dem letters off agin.' "-New
MOTHER GOOSE PUZZLE.
He turned quickly and caught her hands.
"How can I ever thank you," he buid
She colored slightly and answered him
with a question about church decoration.
The minister walked home under the
clear winter skies and the crisp sod
seemed to bound beneath his feet. He
was too excited to think of sleeping or
reading; he wanted to sit down before
his lire and go over it all again. ll.iv/
kind and friendly she had been; what
a delicious cosy half hour: Three days
of choir practice and then the sermon
and the carols and Christmas day. Sure
ly the thought bad been heaven-sent.
Christmas day would find her happy.
It was Christmas eve. The little church
of Deerwood was as Christmas-lik- aa
eager hands and loving hearts could
make it. Candles glowed among the
evergreens about the altar and gleamed
against tne white-berried mistletoe ana
the rich red holly. Soft gray moss wran
ped the pillars and fell in festoons from
Up in a choir a man and a woman
were making final arrangements and
settling last points about the carols.
They were standing close together and
their bent heads almost touched. The
minister eaw them as he came out of
"It will be all right," he told himself
mechanically, in the last busy days he
had lost sight of the matter, but it cam©
batk to him now with u rush. He felt
suddenly very tired.
Some of the watchful eyes noticed that
their young minister looked rather white
as he came under the strong light over
the altar and whispered uneasily to their
neighbors; but when he began to speak
they forgot the man in his message. How
eagerly he told the old sweet story; how
tenderlv he pleaded for the supremacy of
that peace and gtod will. A message
heaven-sent, and right nobly delivered.
It was over at last. The congregation
drew a deep, quivering breath, the carols
rang out triumphantly Joyous and warm
hands grasped the minister's with good
wishes and blessings. Then they went
aiway, toucned and happy, and the min
ister turned into the vestry. The ex
hilaration of excitement slipped from
him like a garment and again he realized
that he was tired.
Blanch Mereton was standing before the
vestry fire. He had forgotten that she
was to meet him there, and the sight of
her startled him.
"I'm so glad I had to see you about tho
music tomorrow," she said frankly. "It
permits me to think you for," she paused
and added in a low voice, "I cannot tell
you what it has done for me. 1 was
not really alive before."
"Thank you," he replied, graveiy. "I
trust you will be very happy."
"Will be? Why, lam now. I have
been such a selfish creature. I never
realized what good will meant. It is
the sunshine of the soul."
"Yes," he said. He came into tiie fire
light and Ms face looked bleak ami cold.
"I wished to offer good wishes for your
"Hamlin," she repeated. Then her eyes
shot from under his and she turned
to study the fire. "So you did believe
that silly rumor?" she said in a low
"Believe? Tell me, Isn't "
The minister moved and stood beside
"I thought it was all :-ettled," 'ne said
in an undertone, "and the thought was
The girl slipped her fingers into his
"I'm sorry," she .=ai.l vaguely.
His hand closed eagerly on those slim
There were voices outside the door.
The rest of the choir was coming to the
"Please, dear," he whispered, 'just
one, for a Christmas present."
She lifted her lips and gave it to him
right royally. Such was the minister a
Christmas present. A kiss from the
lipa of the woman he loved and with It
the whole wealth of her wonderful worn