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Emmanuel Baptist Church will
hold a Christmas donation social in
the Sunday school aesembly room,
ueit Monday, beginning at S:15
o’clock. Among the artists who will
appear are: Mrs. Ethel N. Newhold,
pianist; Miss Florence Chandler, so
prano: Miss Clara Pudney, contralto:
the Misses Hansen, violin, and piano,
and Miss Bertha Davis, readings.
The officers of the guild who will
have charge of the affair are: Mrs.
L. A. McBride, president; Mrs. Inglis,
vice-president; Mrs. W. Van Houten,
second vice-president; Mrs. Charles
W. Tillou, secretary; Mrs. J. D. Han
" 'son. treasurer, and Mrs. R. C. Lever
age, assistant treasurer.
Miss Florence Matthews, president
of the Lend-a-Hand Society, was hos
tess yesterday at the regular month
ly meeting of the society at her home,
184 North Seventh street. Miss Eliza
beth O. Baldwin, in charge of the
Roseville district of the Bureau of
Associated Charities, gave an inter
esting talk, relating the progress
i made by several families that the so
\ oiety has helped during the past year,
The members present were IMiss
Anna Skinner, secretary pro tem. in
Mrs. W. Reynolds’ absence; Miss
Mabel H. Rowe, Miss Dorothy Tuttle,
who reported the profits from the
recent card party held at tho Rose
ville A. A were much higher than ex
pected owing to donations made by
members not having attended; Mrs.
Arthur De Groff, Mrs. Ralph O’Hara.
Mrs. Colton C. Tuttle, Mrs. Meredith
Miller and Miss Helen Banister.
A number of garments were re
turned completed for the Visiting
Nurses' Association. Each member
will fill a large red Christmas stock
ing for eomo poor “kiddie" living in
' the Roseville section recommended by
the bureau.
The society is planning a moving
Picture benefit to be held the latter
part of January. Miss Helen Banister
Is chairman of the benefit committee.
The next meeting will be held Jan
uary 11 In the home of Mrs, Arthur
D. De Groff, 268 North Seventh street.
Plans for a rummage sale to be
held In the vacant store at 25 Acad
emy street all of next week were dis
cussed at the meeting of the Ladles’
Aid Society of the Central Methodist
f. Episcopal Church yesterday. The
sale will be In charge of Mrs. De
Forest Lozier, president of tho soci
ety; Mrs. Ella Gifford and Mrs.
Frank Estelle, with the entire mem
bership of the society assisting.
Tho society also arranged to send
out Christmas presents to the “shut
ins" of the church. The gifts will bo
shipped some time next wee.-, so that
they will reach the persons before
Christmas Day.
i A luncheon was served with Mrs.
‘leorge Suydam as hostess, assisted
by Miss Elizabeth Bulkley.
A concert by Charles Harrison,
tenor, and Beulah Young, soprano,
will be given in the parlors of 'Christ
Reformed Church, Washington and
Delavan avenues, tonight.
Tho Guild of St. Barnabas Hospital
met yesterday and discussed the plans
for the dance to be held In the Castle
House of Newark, in Broad street,
December 28.
The Weequahic Whist Club will
meet In the home of Miss Lucy Zipf,
61 Colt street, Friday. The members
of the club are the Misses Anna
Beyer, Helen and Elsa Hickman, Mil
dred Henderson, Lucy Zipf, and Rob
ert Crelln, Howard Townley, Haroid
Stevens, Edward Van Wert, Elmer
Powell and Mr. and Mrs. Max Led
> erer.
The Social Service Guild of Grace
Episcopal Church met yesterday aft
ernoon and sewed on garments for the
poor of tho parish. With the coming
of Christmas the members of the
guild hope to be able to distribute
an unusually large quantity of winter
A dramatic class was organized last
night by tho members of the Alpha
Kappa Club In Hill street. The class
will probably begin rehearsals within
a short time for a play to be given in
February, probably on St. Valentine's
Day. The dancing class, which has
been under the instruction of Miss
Anita Bruenig, ended its course of
lessons last night.
The Men's Club of the Roseville
German Evangelical Church Is plan
ning for a smoker to be held within
a short time,
A reception was given Monday night
by John Schalk in his home, 269 Eatr
mount avonue. Among those present
were tho Misses Rose Cedar, Lillian
j Weinberg, Grace Appel, Gertrude
Raader, Madeline Freeman, Sue Kap
lan and Benjamin Schalk, of West
Orango, and John Perlman, Henry
Elnhom, Ralph Levenn, Carl
Schwartz and Max Horn, all of this
• The*>. C. P. Club will hold Its first
annual entertainment nnd dance to
night in Berkeley Hall. A novelty
entertainment will be offered by two
singers of this city. Those In charge
of the affair are Sydney Lasser, Simon
Englander, Herbert Abeles, Richard
Lewlt, Albert Schlosser and Albert
Mr. and Mrs. M. Seichtling, of 5
Sixteenth avenue announce the en
gagement of their daughter, Bertha,
to Burnett Simon, of Elizabeth. No
date has been set for the wedding,
Edward Marr, of Ridgewood ave
nue, entertained the members of the
Bachelors' Club Monday night. Those
present were Albert J. Brooks, Will
iam O’Donnell, Robert B. MacIntyre,
Frank Orchard. William Weldmann,
Charles Eichelberg, Oscar Brunner
and William DeMott.
The A. L. A. M. S. Club met yester
day at the home of Miss Lillian Linck,
93 Munn avenue. The members of the
club are the Misses Sadie Maher,
Anna Pfeffer, Helen and Amelia
Osterritter and Ann Weber.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Beinegon, of RIO
Main street, East Orange, announce
the engagement of their daughter
Anna to Maxwell A. Freeman, of this
city. No date has been set for the
Mrs. Sylvester Smith was hostesB
at a card party yesterday in St. Mi
chael’s Hall, under the auspices of
the Altar Society' of the church.
Euchre and whist were played. A
number of prizes were awarded, sev
eral being for non-players. Mrs.
Smith was assisted by Mrs. David
Kulp, Mrs. Victor Cooke and Mrs.
John Dougherty. The affair netted
$37 for the society. The next card
party will be held In the parish house
Tuesday, December 28, with Mrs.
Sarah O'Connor as hostess. She will
be assisted by Mrs. Dempsey.
The employes of the Prince street
playground tendered a surprise to
Director Helmstetter this afternoon
in honor of his birthday. The MIssjs
Sadie Tanenbaum, Martha Klugman
and Margaret Walsh served cake, bis
cuits and cream; Louis Klugman and
James Bonnett were also present.
Louis Klugman acted as toastmaster,
and speeches were given by Director
Helmstetter who thanked the staff
for their enthusiasm. James Bonnett
sang, with Miss Tanenbaum at the
A sale of dolls will be held tomor
row and Saturday afternoon and eve
ning in Dominican Hall, South Ninth
street and South Orange avenue, for
the benefit of the organ fund of St.
Antoninus’ Church. Mrs. Mary No
lan will be in charge of the sale, as
sisted by the Misses Sarah Kearney
and Mary Flatley.
Final arrangements have been
completed by the boys and girls of
the South Canal Street playground
for their annual entertainment and
dance, which is to be held Thursday,
December 23, in the recreation room
of the playground. The feature of
the evening is to be the presentation
of a one-act playlet, "On Christmas
Eve.” Eleven children compose the
cast and they will rehearse every
afternoon until the day of the pro
duction. The program consists of
recitations, awarding of prizes and
A large illuminated Christmas tree
will be placed in the center of the
room and the children, led by Santa
Claus, will march around it and sing
Christmas songs.
Miss Geannette Krilow, playleader,
is making arrangements and is being
assisted by Miss May Duffy, Joseph
Esposito and Anthony Fucello.
The country store and barn dance
held Monday and yesterday under
the auspices of the Altar Society of
the Church of Our Lady of Good
Counsel, in the parish house, was
brought to a successful close last
night. The attendance for the day
was very large and it is believed
that a large sum will be realized by
the society. Mrs. Thomas Halpln,
president of the society, was hostess
at the affair.
The fourth degree Knights of Co
lumbus will hold its regular meeting
tomorrow night. After the regular
routine there will be a social hour.
Christopher C. Connelly will tell of
his experience in the west. There
will be vocal and instrumental music,
after which refreshments will bo
A card party and tea for the benefit
of the Lady Judith Monteflore Soci
ety was held yesterday in Armm’s
parlors, in High street, with Mrs.
Julius Silberfeld as hostess. She was
assisted by Miss Etta Nadel. Bight
tables were in play. Mrs. A. Rosen
berg, of 219 South Seventh street, will
be the hostess of another benefit
card party in her home Tuesday, De
cern Der 28.
Mrs. John Bardsley will be the
hostess at a card party in her home,
487 South Sixteenth street, for the
benefit of the organ fund of St. An
toninus' Roman Catholic Church
Saturday. She will be assisted by
Mrs. Mary Nolan.
The members of the Twentieth
Century Pleasure Club will give their
second annual ball Saturday evening,
December 25, In the new Union Hall.
Springfield avenue.
The decorations will be planned by
Miss Eva Goldberg, chairman of the
arrangement committee, and her staff
of eight young women. The officers
Now that the holiday Is so close
upon us it is, time that women, and
men, too, should bo careful of their
" money. Many women carry handbags
at their sides, and some one will see
a good opportunity to open them
while in the big crowds. Before the
owner is aware the bag is opened,
Tn Evening Star Want Ad.
will introduce a good clerk to
a future good employer. It will
give the needed help on the
very same day that it is asked.
It takes but a minute or two
each day to read in the Want
Ad. pages of the Evening Star
about all the rooms, all tho res
idences for rent on any partic
ular street of the city—a regu
lar city directory of rooms ahd
residences for rent.
Telephone your Want Ads. to
the Evening Star. Phone Mar
ket 6300.
' ■ ■■■,——<—r—'
the money taken and the thief dis
It Is difficult to detect the expert
pickpocket who works in the Christ
mas crowds, but there are several
ways of avoiding having the money
taken, says the Washington Star. One
way, which has been very successful,
seems a little unusual. It is useless
to advise people not to carry large
sums of money, since it is often neces
sary if much buying is to be done.
Out of a small piece of cloth to
match the suit make a pocket on the
inside of the upper left arm. This
pocket can be closed by small clasps
so that a bill folder or purse cannot
slip out. It is impossible for any one
to see the pocket; in fact, one could
look right at it and not know it Is
there. It can bo at least four inches
square and capable of containing a
good bit of money in that space. If
one Is not sufficient, sew one to the
other sleeve and close It in the same
It would be impossible for any one
to tnmper with such a pocket without
being instantly detected, The money
cannot possibly work out and Is con
venient to reach if one Is in haste.
of the affair are: Edward Brehme,
president; Charles Bauch, vice-presi
dent; Wesley Hurst, floor manager;
Sidney Blum, assistant floor mana
Arrangement Committee — Mis*
Evelyn Goldberg, chairman: the
Misses Ida Blum, Kitty Heymau,
Mollle Blacksburg, Phoebe Brehmo,
Cecile Snyder, Lilian Deltrich, Rose
Kahn and Mrs. S. F. Brodsky anil
Benjamin Dody, Harry Noll, Os
car Schiller, Karl Bauch, Charles
Brown, George Saeffer, Philip Flick,
E. Berlin and P. Marks.
Reception Committee—Sam Wein
stein, chairman: Charles Llgel, Mark
Weisman, Karl Bauch, Wesley Hurst,
D. Ban-ill, D. Cavino, D. Erman,
Harry Noll, M. Franklin, D. Ellis,
Charles Osherroff, Lewis Swyer.
Benjamin Dody, Solomon Kaeffer,
Frank Ligel, Harry Ooldfarb, Philip
Flick, Sidney Blum and M. Feldman.
The Partenopec Club, of this city,
Is planning a ball to be held January
10, in the Palace ballroom for the
benefit of the families of men called
back to Europe to fight for the colors.
The patronesses are Mrs. Angelo
Blanchl, Mrs. Semo Vlllanova, Mrs.
Anthony Castellano, Mrs. Michael
Carluccl, Mrs. Joseph Rose, Mrs.
Victor D'Alola, Mrs. Angelo Dome
nick, Mrs. Coppola, the Misses Jen
nie and Margaret Spallone, Pelora
Cttarella and Tempa Le Rocco.
\ b]7 ~lSyTviay'
How She Chose an Krenlns Wrap for
The holiday spirit has evidentlj
prompted every one to give some sort
of an affair to help make this month
the gayest of the year. Every* mall
brings a stack of Invitations, and,
unfortunately', many of the biggest
events are scheduled for the same
Dad, with the resigned air of a
martyr, watches mother separate the
white cards into two piles—the "to
be" and "not to be" accepted—and 1
know he's wishing that we weren't eo
popular or that we could run away
to the country and celebrate Christ
mas in the old-fashiofied way. He
loves society, in small doses, but as
a steady diet it fails to appeal to
him. Poor old Dad! He’s just an
overgrown boy at times.
The other day he remonstrated
against the number of invitations
mother had decided to accept, and
vowed that he wouldn't go to half of
the affairs. He left the house In a
stormy frame of mind, but In less
than an hour 'phoned me to meet him
downtown to have lunch.
Of course I met him, and after he
had ordered my favorite dishes and
we had reached the salad, he said: “I
guees you know why I’ve asked you
to come here, I want to buy your
mother a peace offering—something
nice—so put on your thinking cap
and suggest anything that you're
sure she'd like.”
Only the day before mother had
wished that she bad a new opera
wrap without having to trouble about
ordering it made. So I told Dad that
he'd win her immediate forgiveness
if he bought her a real stunning eve
ning coat.
Without waiting to finish our des
sert we went to a shop and I tried cn
at least fifteen wraps of every de
sign and color.
i»ad was keen about a flame-colored
velvet wrap trimmed with black fox,
but I couldn’t see mother appearing
in public in such a giddy hue even
If it is fashionable. She favors sub
dued, elegant colors, and I reminded
Dad of that fact.
Then I slipped on a lovely white
panne velvet wrap with a full, circu
lar skirt banded with sealskin. The
shawl collar and wide cuffs were of
the same pelt, and we both agreed
that It was extremely effective, and
would be most becoming to mother.
Then I remembered hearing her say
that she would never have another
white wrap—after the white broad
cloth of season before last—because
It was at the cleaner's half the time.
I told the saleslady that white was
out of the question, and her mind
running to extremes she brought out
a gorgeous French creation of black
mirror velvet, elaborately embroid
ered in silver, and trimmed with Rus
sian sable. The price caused even
Dad to open his eyes wider, and I
quickly said that mother never fav
ored black.
The last wrap of the collection
proved to be the "best of all" and
suited us in price as well as in style
and color, so Dad bought it.
The materia! is velvet, of course,
and is of a rich tone of Sevres blue.
The wrap hangs in full lines from the
shoulders, and instead of the usual
fur band about the hem it Is em
broidered with dull gold thread In a
conventional design.
The lining is of gold-colored eatin,
and it is extended over the velvet to
form a scarf-llke collar. Sable fox is
used for the collar and cuffs.
We ordered It sent home, and It
reached there just as we had sat
down to dinner. When mother saw
the wrap she completely lost her ap
petite and became as excited as a
child with her first party dress.
Dad grinned and grew self-satisfled
again, for he knew that he had
pleased mother, and that nothing
more would be said about the morn
ing. The new wrap truly bore the
ol.ve branch.
What's Yours?
Hospital Doctor (with a view to
diagnosis)—What do you drink?
Last Car (only partly conscious)—
Oh, thank you, whatever you’ve or
dered for yourself.—Burr. I
Florence went to the seashore one
summer with her mother. -She came
from the Far West anil she did not
know any of the little boys and girls
at the hotel where she stopped.
One morning her nurse took her to
the beach and she was playing in the
sand when a boy two or three years
older than Florence drove alongvin a
pony cart.
He stopped In front of her and
Jumped out of the cart; he was in bis
bathing suit, and threw the lines to
the groom and ran into the water.
Every one but Florence seemed to
know him and like him, for the chil
dren all called out, "Hello, Laurence!”
He ran up and down the beach sev
eral times right beside where Flor
ence we« sitting. "Hello, little girl,"
he said. “What is your name?”
Florence did not answer, for she
thought him very bold.
"Have you lost your tongue?" asked
Laurence. \
He ran into the water and splashed
It with his feet and hands until it
splashed on Florence and she had to
"You are a bad boy," she said, “and
I do not like you.”
"I thought you would find your
tongue,” he said, laughing and splash
ing the water harder.
The next morning he met Florence
In the hotel. "Good-morning,” he said
very politely.
Florence did not answer. "Why
did you not say good-morning tO that
nice little boy?” her mother asked.
"He Is not nice,” replied Florence;
"he threw water on me.”
After a while the mothers became
acquainted and Laurence asked to
take Florence for a ride in his pony
But Florence would not go. "I will
take your doll,” said Laurence as an
“Della does not like to ride,” Flor
ence answered as she walked away.
One evening Laurence tried again
to win her favor and presented her
with a box of chocolates. Her mother
accepted them for her and told her to
thank Laurence and said he was very
kind, “and you should be more gra
cious to him,” she said.
But Florence could not forget that
he splashed the water and she did not
forgive him, although she thanked
him as her mother told her to do.
Some time after this Florence was
playing on the beach one morning in
her bathing suit.
She had a little boat with a string
attached to it, and in this boat Della
sat., sailing as far as the string would
perm it. All at once the string broke,
and away she went for beyond Flor
ence’s reach.
There was no one about in a bath
ing suit, and poor Delia drifted along,
slowly going out to sea.
Florence began to cry. Would no
one rescue her darling Delia? The
poor little mother stood weeping on
the shore, watching the boat which
she expected would capsize any min
ute, and her precious child would be
At this minute Laurence came
along in his pony cart. "What is the
matter?” he asked. Florence could
not reply; her sobs choked her; she
just pointed to the bobbing boat, and
the nurse told him Della was in it.
Laurence did not wait to remove
his clothes, he could swim. Into the
water he went, and soon Della was
safe In the arms of her little mother.
Laurence jumped Into the cart and
drove away before Florence could
recover from her astonishment suf
ficiently to thank him.
After dinner that night Florence
saw Laurence sitting In a big chair at
one corner of the veranda 8hc left
her mother and went over to him.
Laurence jumped up and gave her
his chair.
I thank you very much for saving
Della,” Bhe said, "and I think you
were very brave.”
“Oh, that was'nt anything," replied
Laurence. “I was glad to do it, for 1
knew you did not like me, and I hope
you will now.”
Florence’s eyes Ailed with tears.
"Yes. 1 do,” she said. "I have liked
you ever since you went Into the wa
ter for Della, and I wanted to tell
you so.”
’’Will you go riding with me tomor
row?” he asked.
"I will If mother will let me,” re
plied Florence.
“Oh, Bhe will let you, I am sure,”
said Laurence. ”t will be at the door
right after breakfast. There is the
music. Will you dance with me?”
Florence gave him her .hand and
they walked away.
”1 wonder how he won her?” asked
Laurence’s mother.
“He saved her doll from drowning,”
replied Florence’s mother. “He Is a
hero now, and they will bo friends the
rest of the summer.” (e) 1915.
I If
The following were sent in by
Bloomfield Reader:
Crackers and Melted Cheese
Cracker preparations for serving
with salads arc almost endless. Cheese
of various kinds and tart jellies and
jams are tho most approved salad
accessories, and, even with the same
materials, innumerable variations are
easily possible. Try putting a half
Inch cube of cheese In the center of
a cracker and placing In a hot oven
for a few momenta; It will be found
that the cheese has melted sufficient
ly to form a thin coating over the
edge of the cracker, while the orig
inal cube in the center is reduced to
about half the else and la soft clear
through. Crackers so prepared,
whether square or round, may be
placed in an overlapping row around
the edge of a plate, leaving a space
in the center for a mold of Jelly or a
small jar of jam.
Fish Tidbits
Anchovy, bloater or sardine paste
may be spread on a plain cracker
with excellent effect. An additional
seasoning of lemon juice or paprika
is usually necessary. Place In a hot
oven until the paste has dried suf
ficiently. After removing from the
oven these little relishes may be dec
orated in many different ways. A
star of bright red pickled beet or one
or two slivers of green pepper are
simple but effective ornamentations.
For card parties any number of ap
propriate decorations will suggest
themselves. Truffles may be cut Into
tiny spades and clubs, and canned
Daily Menu
Cereal Cream
Rolled eggs Coffee
Baked macaroni Cheese
Lettuce and French dressing
Bread pudding Sauce
Broiled steak
French fried potatoes
Escalloped oorn
Green peppers stuffed Olives
Romaine salad
Fruit pudding
Hard and cream sauce
1 Coffee
S , ■ ^
pimentos may simulate hearts and
diamonds. Utensils for cutting such
forms are to be found at any well
stocked shop selling fancy cooking
Souffled Crackers
Beginning with a soup course, try
making "puffed” or "souffled” crack
ers. These crispy affairs are made
from crackers that are easily split in
half. Place the halves in a shallow
dish and entirely cover with Ice water.
At first they will float, but as they
become watersoaked, they will sink to
the bottom of the dish. Keep them
Immersed In the Ice water for seven
or eight minutes, remove carefully
with a cake-turner so they will not
break, place on a buttered Inverted
baking tin, dot with butter and place
In a hot oven until they puff and be
come a delicate brown. The expan
sion Is due to the extreme change in
temperature from the ice-cold water
to the very hot oven. Results van'
with the condition of th# cracker, but
even a stale cnacker can be utilised in
this way. Souffled crackers never fail
to find a welcome as an accompani
ment to the soup course. They are
also delicious thinly spread with jam
and served with after-dinner coffee.
Spice Drops
One pound flour, half-pound pow
dered sugar, three eggs, one teaspoon
ful of cinnamon, one-eighth teaspoon
each of ground white pepper, all
spice. cloves, one teaspoon of soda,
dissolved in one tablespoon of water.
Beat eggs until frothy, gradually add
the sugar and stir until well blended.
Add spices, flour, dissolved soda:
work into a smooth dough, adding
more flour if needed. Roll out on well
floured pastry board to half-inch
thickness: cut into rounds with a
small cutter the size of a large
thimble. Cover the board with wax
paper and lay the little cakes on it
until next morning: then place on
well-greased baking pans and bake In
a slow oven until dry and bard. If
they are not soft when ready to use
put in bread box over night, or about
four hours during the day, to make
them soft. I* C. M.
At the Christmas Dinner
Ice cream for the Christmas dinner
or for a children's Christmas party
if often prettily served in new tiny
flower pots.
A way to vary this idea is to place
a raisin, cherry or nut over the hole
In the bottom of the pot before put
ting in the cream, and. after grating
sweet chocolate over the surface to
look like earth, stick a sprig of ever
green in the ice cream to stand for
a tree. Decorate this tree with bits
of tinsel and red ribbon.
William Mingle.
John J. Wilson.
Gordon done*.
l>®n»ld Hirtli.
John J. Wilson Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Wilson, of 310 Seventh ave
nue. lie is three.
Gordon Jones is the sou of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Jones, of 108 Lincoln avenue.
He is three also.
Mr. and Mr*. James Mingle arc the
parents of Wifitam Mingle, who la three.
He lives at XiU Kluge sireei.
Duuaid Harris lives at -ti Essex ave
nue, Orange. His parents art Mr. and
Mrs. M. Harris. _ , _
_aoa By Margery Dooti^ ma
Sweet Sixteen's Query
Dear Miss Doon:
I am going to have a party very
soon and would like to know what
to serve. Will you kindly suggest
a few Christmas gifts to give to a
girl friend of mine who is also six
If you are going to serve a buffet
luncheon, you must have the decora
tions in pink. 1 cannot tell you why,
but somehow pink seems to be the
color for a sweet sixteen's birthday.
Have little ice cream cups covered
with pink crepe paper, pink crepe
napkins, pink candy and pink frost
ing on the cake.
A simple menu consists of fruit
salad, lettuce and cream cheese
sandwiches, crackers, olives, salted
nuts, cookies, layer cake and cocoa.
Why not make your selection from
the following: Shell combs, book,
gloves, music, subscription to a
magazine, silk stockings, camisole
and leather bag?
Thanks, Mrs. A. 8.. of Kearny. I
will send for the carriage in a day
or so. Tour quick response is one of
the many pleasures connected with
conducting this column. It makes me
very happy to know that there are
many people who are willing to help
the poor readers of the Margery Doon
advice column and I sincerely hope
that I shall be of some service to you
at a future date.
Please, readers, read the following
letters carefully and then see If you
haven't some old clothes that are
(Continued from yesterday.)
li Jack Changed •
The waiter stood at attention with
pencil pointed over his order card.
Jack was studying the menu card, and
I was studying Jack.
It was the first chance I had had to
take a good look at this cousin
brother of mine after his year's
absence. Every time I had attempted
tt I had met his eyes fixed upon me
with an inscrutable look that puzzled
and embarrassed me. Now, however,
he was occupied with the menu card,
and I stared openly at him.
He had changed very little, I told
myself. Of course he was terribly
browned by his year In the tropics,
but otherwise he was the same hand
some, well-set-up chap I remembered
so well.
He looked up, caught my gaze and
Into his blue eyes flashed the old
merry teasing look that I knew.
"Give me the once over?" he asked
in a low tone, mindful of the waiter;
then In his ordinary voice, "Made up
your mind yet what you want?"
"Oh, won't you order please. Jack?”
I asked.
"Can’t be done,” he returned merri
ly. "This Is you party. My only part
is to show that I remembered your
favorites. Of course you want some
We both smiled at the recollection
the name called up. In the days when
a dinner with Jack was the one recre
ation my plodding life afforded me,
he had once persuaded me to eat some
escargots. When they were served
and I discovered they were snails, I
had ordered them taken away at
once, the very idea of them upsetting
me. Later, to please Jack, who was
very fond of them. I had tried one,
then another, and after a number of
dinners had become as great a lover
of them as he was.
“Oh, surely,” I said. “Of course es
The waiter heard me, and bant def
ferentially toward me.
"It Is too bad," he said In careful
English, "but It is impossible for us
to get the escargots on account of the
"That's too bad," said Jack, “I sup
pose there will be a number of our
favorites we can’t have. I can’t real
ize yet there is a war. You see I didn’t
hear of it until a few weeks ago when
we flret got out of the wilderness.”
The waiter waxed confidential.
“You’d know It If you were here, sir,”
he said respectfully. "Almost all our
boys have gone back to fight for
France. I wish I were only young
enough to go.”
We looked around the restaurant
and confirmed his words. The wait
ers were all men over middle age, not
a young man among them. I gave a
little shiver at the thought of what it
all meant. Jack saw It.
Memories end Danger.
"We'll not talk of It any more.” he
said. “How yould you like oysters
Instead of escargots?”
"Those will be very nice,” I smiled
at him.
In reality I was far from hungry.
But I would not spoil Jack's pleasure
by telling him so.
“What next, consomme, or isn't it
here you used to get that chicken
broth you liked so well?”
“How well you remember, Jack," I
exclaimed in astonishment.
"Do you think I could forget?" he
asked quietly. Something in his tone
gave me that vague uncomfortable
fear again.
“The chicken broth here la very
good.” I said hastily. “Let us have
“All right. I know you don't iike
fish. So what shall be the grand cen
I knew Jack's favorite dish, for
tunately. If he could sit down in
front of Just the right kind of steak,
thick. Juicy, broiled Just right, he was
"A steak by all means, I answered.
"I haven’t had a good one in ages.”
"I'm sure you’re saying that to
please me,’’ Jack protested, “but I
haven’t the heart to say no. You
can imagine the food I've lived on in
South America. But you must order
the rest of the meal.”
“Surely I will,” I said, for I knew |
the things he liked. "Baked potatoes, j
new asparagus, buttered beets, ro
maine salad, and we’ll talk about the
dessert later.”
The waiter bowed and hurried away.
"You’re either clairvoyant, Mar
garet, or—”
“Perhaps I, too, have a memory,” I
returned gayly, and then regretted
the speech as I saw’ the look that
leaped into Jack’* eyes.
"I wish I wh sure,” he began im
petiously, then he checked himself.
"I wonder whether wc are too early
for any music,” he finished lamely.
“I am afraid eo,” I said.
"It doesn't matter anyway. We
want to talk, not to listen. I’ve got
something to tell you, my dea”. that j
I’ve been thinking about all this year |
I've been gone.”
"Give Ms Time.”
I did not realize the impulse that
made me stretch out my hand, lay it
upon hla and ask gently:
“Please, Jack, don’t tell me any
thing Important until after dinner. I
feel rather upset today anyway. Let's
have one of our old care-free dinners,
and then when we’ve finished we can
talk.” _
(To be continued )
Hereafter no letter will be ^n
■ wered nnlehn accompanied by the
name and addre** of the w'riter.
Thin in not for publication, but an
an evidence of good faith on the part
of the Mender.
W rite only on one tide of the
ICeadern are requested not to en
close Stamp*, sn the editor I* fsr
too busy to write iiemonsl replies.
worth giving to the poor people who
need them. We can't all give finan
cial aid, that is true, but when the
opportunity present* itself to help
some poor reader by giving clothing,
I see no reason why more readers
don't respond.
Here in a letter that is worth at
tention, I am sure:
Dear Miss Doon.
I try to read your column every
night, and X know that if it is in your
power you will help me. I hove four
children who are very much in need
of warm clothing. And please. Miss
Doon, I need some Infant's clothing.
These are most urgent.
The children's ages are: Boy, fif
teen years.old: boy, eight years old:
boy, twelve years old and a little girl,
two years old.
Please, Miss Doon. won't you help
us keep warm? Thai is all I ask.
Tou see, readers, some warm cloth
ing for the children and some baby
clothes would be more acceptable
right now than money, for It would
take a big sum to supply the wfant«
of this family, while there are many
persons who have closets filled with
old clothes—clothes that would be
very acceptable.
A Foolish, Foolish Girl
Dear Miss Doon:
Please print in your column meth
ods of dying the hair. My hair is an
j ugly brown and I want to change the
color of it. MOVIE ACTRESS.
I Tou are a very foolish girl. If you
| are a constant reader of this column
I no doubt you know that I disapprove
: of the use of dye on the hair.
If you really want to dye your hair,
j though, here are several formulas:
; For a pronounced black coloring
' use a solution of a dram and a half
| of nitrate of silver to two ounces of
: distilled water.
' A brown dye Is made by adding to
; the above solution equal parts of dis
I tilled water, while double the amount
I of water put to the original solution
I will make it a light brown. To give
j exact directions for a shade is im
possible. for the color after It dries,
is governed by the original shade of
the hair. It is only by experimenting
that a person will And what suits
Besides the dye a mordant is re
quired to make the color hold. One
of the simplest of these is made of
one and a half drams of suiphuret of
: potassium, an ounce of distilled
water, three-quarters of a dram of
I liquor of potassa and two drops of
oil of anise seed. When used this is
diluted with five times the amount of
To dye the hair begin by washing
it, for no color will "take" without
a preliminary shampoo.
I Then comes the mordant. This Is
! applied with a tine tooth comb; every
strand should be covered evenly and
quickly, taking care that the scalp
j is not wet. This preparation must
! dry on the hair, then the dye is ap
I would not advise you to try to
color your hair yourself. It takes
skillful work to do this dyeing, sim
ple though it may seam.
Economist's Trouble
Dear Margery Doon:
I wonder if you can help me? I
have only moved to this city recently
and have enjoyed your column im
mensely. My query is this: I use
cold cream constantly to cleanse my
face, and as I am a working girl the
cold cream is very expensive. Can
you tell me how I can make it at
The following is a greaseless cold
cream which is highly recommended: '
Take two ounces stearine, one-quar-1
ter ounce sodium carbonate, one-1
quarter ounce powdered borax. With
this mix four fluid ounces of glyeo- j
rine and about a quart of water. Heat
over a water hath until there is no j
further efferescence; then remove and ]
stir, adding perfumes dissolved in
alcohol. Almost any perfume can be
used, although many persons prefer
the cream without any perfume. Some
do not care for a preparation which
contains glycerine, therefore glyce
rite of starch may be substituted for
the glycerine. Witch hazel extract
may also be added if desired, decreas
ing the quantity of water used.
A Little Girl's Appeal
My Dear Miss Doon:
I am a little girl and I am seven
years old. I can’t read very fast,
but I read letters you get from read
ers, I read them to my mother, and
she is very poor and my father is
poor and out of work, and we have no
money to pay the rent and no coal to
keep warm,' and not much to eat.
Miss Doon. can't you help us? We
need clothes and lots of things.
My mother said that I mustn't ask
for toys from Santa Claus, but, Miss
IDoon, can't you tell him to send me
a <ioii, 'cause sometimes I am lone- ’
some and 1 would love to have s
doll to play with; I also have two lit- 1
tie slaters. I know that they would,
like Santa Claus to visit them. too.-’
Good-by. MARGARET, #S
Poor little kiddle, of course, T wii!
tell Santa Claus about you. and it o
he has a little doll that wants to
come to earth to some little girl who
is lonesome, I know that he wSfci
bring it to you. Iil bet It is a little
baby doll with brown hair, brown
eyes, a long dress and a bonnet that"
you want. That’s the kind that moeC.
little girls want at Christmas time.
Perhaps some of the readers will
take an order to Santa for some,
clothes for you and your little sisters,
Again I ask you. readers, to please
read these letters carefully and then
try to get mra» clothes together and !
seme of the discarded toys from the
Christmas stocking of last year—toys
that have lost their newness, per* '
haps, but would be the joy of some -
little kiddie's heart on Christmas
I have the names and addresses of
the readers who want the things.
Here is the poem requested the other s
The snow had begun in the gloaming.
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway *
With a silence deep and white. "*
Every pine and dr and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl'
And the poorest twig on the elm tree -
Was ridged inch deep with peart, -ii
From sheds now roofed with Carrara*5
Came Chanticleer’s muffled crow. •’«
The stiff rail* softened the swan's*'
And still fluttered down the snow.
I stood and watched by the window:
The noiseless work of the sky-.
And the sudden flurries of snow-(lakes ,
Like brown leaves whirling by, .
I thought of a mound in sweet Au
burn, • -afci
Where a little headstone stood; *588
How the flakes were folding it gently. -
As did robin* the babes In the wood ‘ -
t'p spoke our own little Mabel,;■» a
Saying. “Father, who made
And I told her the good All-Father }
Who cares for us here below. .
Agnin I looked at the snowfall.
And thought of the leaden sky ,
That arched o'er our first great eor-;
When that mound was heaped so
I remembered the gradual patience
Thnt foil from that cloud-llke soot# f
Flake by- flake, healing and hiding V
The slab that renewed our woe; „
And again to the child I whispered, *
“The snow that husheth ail,
Darling, the merciful Father ,.,
Alone can make It fall!"
j Then, with eyes that saw not, I Just
ed her;
And she, kissing back, could wot.
Thnt my kiss was given to her sister. *
Folded close under deepening snow.
—James Russell Lowell.
Thanks, C. F. P — Tt is a very beau
tiful poem and right now when the.-,
first real coat of w inter has wrapped .
itself about the earth it makes one
think all sorts of things. Perhaps1
about a long stretch of country. -
clothed in white, a farm house In the
distance where all sorts of good things :
are waiting for the little kiddles who1
are romping in the snow and the big
boys who are “bobbing’’ down the hill
and the sister who lias gone on a
sleighing party. Can't yon hear the
sleigh bells jingle?
No, I guess Margery Doon was mis
taken that time.
It was the voice of the editor polite
ly "yelling’’ for copy.
Rich Colors and Garnitures
Costumes and wraps for afternoon1
and evening wear are In wonderful
The most effective are sapphire and
military blue, soft shades of green
and empire green, purples, reds in all
shades from garnet to Pubarry rose,
various tnnes of yelkiw, including or
ange, gold and maize, and some soft
shades of gray and brown.
The richness of the trimmings is de
cided, in beaded effect, in silver or
gold lace, and in paillettes of silver,
or of jet. Novelty buttons in gold,
silver, enamel and Jeweled effects
give a smart touch to many gowns.
, i .. TW#
Cheap substitutes cost YOU same prioa
. Buy Your
Christmas Silver
From the Makers
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