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NEWS OF CLUBS
EDITED BY MISS M, R. SBERWOOD
THE WOMAN'S SP
WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD
OF THEATRES AND AMUSEMENT
Mollie Kin? is indeed a Broadway
avorite, both on the screen and in
vaudeville, where she now appears.
To insure your own conviction that
she is popular just go to I'oli'a thea
tre today and see her act in "Human
Clay," a vivid story of redemption.
This is an all-powerful drama of thai
screen in six reels, brought to Bridge
port especially for the delight of mov
ing picture enthusiasts. It is the
kind of a subject which focuses the
attention, gives opportunity for much
intensive speculation and thrills with
Several of Broadway's favorites in
addition to Mollie King are to be eeen
on the vaudeville stage. The big
vaudeville dramatic-comedy offering,
"Cranberries," is to be played with a
notable cast. This is a delightful
episode of city and country life, teem
ing with up-tc the minute talk and
delightful funny moments.
Georgia Jessel, the young jester,
court fool to their majesties, "The
American lady and Gentleman," ap
pears in a new divertisement.
Kalmo & Co.. coming direct from
triumphs at the Colonial, will offer the
biggest illusion act of vaudeville,with
many novel features.
Dillon & Parker, comedy kings of
song and dance, and the Kasting Kays,
epitome of all that is classic in the
art of aerial gymnastics, furnishing a
large troupe of performers in fast and
flighty exhibitions, completo the well
assorted vaudeville program.
A complete new change of animat
ed views, taken In varioae sections of
America and Europe and describing
all that is big In the printed news of
the day, ia seen today.
aneou-sly but you can also get a thou
sand laughs out of the production.
Jack George and company m i
black-face comedy skit of unusual
merit; Howard and Scott, a pair of
jolly entertainers in a singing and
dancing diversion and Jack Onri with
those funny devil-sticks complete the
WILL BE GIVEN
Though having played, in his career
as a leading man, many parts that
have been difficult in the extreme,
Dudley Ayres, the popular leading
man of the Poll Players, is playing a
part this week, in "The Girl Outside"
which will undoubtedly land him
with a Broadway production, inas
much as he is considered by many to
be in his ideal role.
Particular mention should be made
however, of the delightful work of
Miss Warda Howard, playing oppos
ite to Mr. Ayers. Miss Howard has
made many new friends for her splen
did interpretation of the character
that the author had in mind for "The
To those who remember their child
hood days; and the fairy stories that
were told of the deeds and exploits of
Several Local Musicians to
Be Heard at Hunting
RECENT RED CROSS
STAMP SALE REPORT
Comfort Club Bridge Yester
day Nets Sum of
Connecticut D.A.R. Summoned
To New Patriotic Efforts In
Letter Sent By State Regent
Tomorrow afternoon there will be a
very delightful musicale at the Hunt
ington road school at 3:30 o'clock to
properly observe the acquisition of a
new Steinway piano by the Parent
Teachers' Association of the school of
which Mrs. J. H. Emmons is the presi
dent. Quite a number of singers and
instrumentalists who are prominent in
musical circles here have promised to
take part and will make up a very
attractive and interesting program.
Those who will take part include
'Captain Kidd" will hail Mrs. Ada Turk Whitaker, soprano.
with delight the presentation next who will sing-a group of songs; Miss
week, the offering of the Poli Play
ers in "Captain Kidd Jr." a play that
was built by Rida Johnston Young,
purely for laughing purposes. "Cap
tain Kidd Jr." is not a play of the
sea, dealing with the blood-thirty
wieit-ura """s lasuis Dvorak's Slavic Dances as a duet;
"""" "l 'CSLe,e4r' Miss Lottie Weltner is tn sine-! Miss
Instpajl. thp. nlav rlpnla with miniprn t ... .. . .
, ' ' - -- irene jomer win recite, and her sis
Douglas Fairbanks In "A Modern
Musketeer," his newest Artcraft re
lease in five acts, heads the program
at the West End theatre on State
street near Clinton avenue tonight
and tomorrow night. "Taming Tar
get Center, a Mack Sennett Para
mount comedy scream in two acts win
A program of more than ordinary
attractiveness is on tapis at the Plaza
theatre for the latter half of the week
commencing with today's matinee.
Mme. Oiga Petrova, the universal
ly famous star has the titular role in
her first Petrova picture, "The Daugh
ter of Destiny, one of the most ab
sorbing, most picturesque and most
elaborately produced screen accom
plishments of the season. Mme. Pe
trova has outdone her previous efforts
before the camera. She is simply ra
diant In this, the first picture produc
ed Sy her own company. From the
richness of the many stupendous In
terior scenes, it is easily comprehend
ed that money expenditures ere not
taken Into consideration In produc-
infr the picture.
The vaudeville headuner in "When
a Man Marries" a comedy vehicle with
five djed-tn-the-wooi comedians and
comediennes. Probably a. great many
of you married readers can furnish a
sequel for the title quite extempor-
Gertrude Field, who has attained
quite a bit of recognition as a violin
ist; Mrs. Nina Gilbert Rohrback, who
will be heard in piano solos; Mrs.
Frederick Rhodes and Mrs. William
H. Comley. Jr.. will Dlav one of
characters, the sort that we all are
ter. Miss Elsio Comer, who is but 12,
will play a group of three rather dif
ficult pieces on the piano. Very in
teresting will be the dancing of Miss
Elva Ammonsen, who will give the
Highland Fling and the Sword Dance.
Mrs. Elmer Havens, as chairman of
the committee that had in charge the
sale of the Red Cross Christmas
stamps, has made a most interesting
and satisfactory report. Over 500,
00 were allotted to Bridgeport and
they were all sold. The net proceeds
amounted to $5,046.98. This sum as.
sures the necessary funds to run the
tuberculosis department of the Visit
ing Nurses' Association for another
year. Mrs. Havens took personal
charge of the distribution of the
stamps by mail and the proceeds
gained in this manner amounted to
$1,115. Mrs. Roy Clarke had charge
of the distribution to the factories
and $461 was netted in this way. The
bulk Of the rnntrihutinna wao Y
Next Monday afternoon and even- i tained in the stores th tmnto ty,
Ing Prof. Quilty has provided a treat 1 post offices, hotels, theatres and jit
tor the young people of the city who neys. In the schools the response
like good music a 3. dancing. The was splendid. Mrs. W R. Webster
Singing McEnelly orchestra will be ' and Mrs. Sanford Stoddard had this
here for two sessions, one from 3:30 .J department in charge and the differ
i,S f fteoon. and one from ent aeounts raised in the schools were
i .mv i" a.v v uwin in nie evening,
When the ball room must close under
orders from the fuel administration.
Boys of all ages, from ten to ninety.
will welcome the advent of Tom Saw
yer, the immortal boy hero of Mark
Twain, at the Empire theatre. No
less a star than clever Jack Pickford,
brother of the famous Mary Pick
ford, will take the part. Mr. Pick
ford has long been an admirer of
Mark Twain's, and especially of "Tom
Sawyer." He has not forgotten what
it was to steal jam or raid the dough
nut jar, and better . than any other
young actor has succeeded in bringing
to the screen the very incarnation of
American boyhood. Tomorrow and
Saturday: George Beban in "Jules of
DAJTCENG MONDAY AFTERNOON.
Maple school, $172.68; Centre
It will remain closed all day Tuesday. ! LincoIn m",- n,
High school $89.22; Black Rock $79;
This will give those fond of dancing
a chance to enjoy their favorite
pastime and with their favorite or
chestra to furnish the music. It is
expected big crowds will attend both
sessions. The usual popular prices
will prevail, and cordial welcome i3
The New Clothes
Two toadtng snorts goods houses report the sale of military spiral put-teea-to
women, pursuing outdoor sports.
White ttnen fs being played strongly for vests in navy blue suits.
Some of tbeseJuneiiuumish pockets in them, and others have high
Washington $76.52; Sacred Heart
$72.73; Summerfleld $60.21; City Nor
mal $53.52; Elias Howe $55; Pros
pect $49.35; Hall school $47; Wheeler
$44.73; St. Augustine's $43.68; Jeffer
son $43.25; Read $40.50; Wayne
$4S.77; Sheriden $38.25; Franklin,
Stratford $35.70; St. Charles $35; Sta
ples $35; Longfellow $33.66; Sedgwick,
Stratford, $30.70; Garden, Stratford,
J30; Washington, Stratford, $27.39;
; Garfield. $26.53; -.Columbus $25.38;
; McKinley $25; Webster $25; Roger
Sherman $22.25; Walterfield $20.25
St. Mary's $19; Kossuth $17.75; Un
quowa $13.54; Prevocational $12.08;
Nichols, Stratford, $12.07; Whitney
$9; Island Brook $5 and Surf School
Angora, yaaav-embrotdery In vari-colored effects on aronette satin skirts
OiTMdTr -aait TgttiHte am the smartest
trimmings for spring
Pine. net. either plain mesh or point d' esprit, is pleated into narrow ruf
fleaeor shirred, into tiny puffed bands for use on Georgette blouses.
High shades, snob as Hnc, orcUtd and Nattier blue, are much in
demand on th- early spring Moose orders.
Cxochetedaioveltry-trimmings of various sorts are also good for spring.
BaflBte- Mds fair to rival -voile aa a fabric for lingerie blouses.
JUmost everything for spring; with the exception of the tailored blouses,
The bridge held in the sun parlor of
The StratSeld yesterday afternoon un
der the auspices of the Comfort club
of the 102nd Ambulance Corps was
very much of a success. Between 50
and CO tables were filled with players
and a number were also busily en
gaged- in knitting. It is estimated
that the club cleared at least $150 for
their work. Mrs. Stewart won the
first -prize for getting the most knit
ting done in two hours' time. Those
wt'j were awarded bridge prizes were:
Mrs. Dunning, Mrs. W. V. Barnes,
Mrs. Myer, Mrs. Dunham,, Mrs. E. L.
Foster, iMrs. Charles Bartram, Mrs.
E. B. Crocker, Mrs. Charles Whittier,
'Mrs. Hindsley, Mrs. Hutchinson, Mrs.
J. H. Robinson, Mrs. Hallock, Mrs.
Moffltt, Mrs. Morris Simpson, Mrs. T.
L. Cullinan, Mrs. K. ,C. Wakeman,
Mrs. Veit, Mrs. B. C. Smith, Mrs.
Truloclfc (Mrs. B. Morrell, Mrs. Fitz
giibbon, Mts. T. M. Todd, Mrs. Gar
lic, Mrs. J. H. Collier, Mrs. Meath,
Mrs. Harold M. Clarke, Mrs. Robert
iHinman, Mrs. Eadie, Mrs. John Cul
linan, Mrs. W. C. (Booth, Mrs. Ham
Both mett, Mrs. Chew, Miss Helen R. God-
The Connecticut Daughters of the
American Revolution are, like their
ancestors, of untiring zeal in a just
cause. All relief work in the present
war is ably abetted by them and they
are also fostering enterprises as indi
viduals and chapters, which they
shouldered of their own accord, such
as, for instance, the restoration of the
French village of Tilloloy, to which
they will devote $51,000. This and
the third Liberty loan are the chief
undertakings in which their interests
now center. Meanwhile they continue
to push their supply of knitted gar
Mrs. John Laidlaw Buel of Litch
field, state regent of the D. A. R-, has
issued the following letter to the var
ious state regents:
"In entering upon a new year of
service to our country in the grip of
a terrible conflict for life, liberty and
humanity, I want to wish every chap
ter 'Godspeed' in its efforts and to
bring renewed emphasis to bear on
certain phases of our work as Daugh
ters. "It is particularly the duty of a
patriotic society pledging to maintain
the ideals of our forefathers to work
as an organization in the service of
the nation and to place itself not only
individually, but collectively behind
our government in the supreme task
of winning tais war. As individual
members it follows that we should as
far as possible dp our patriotic war
work through our D. A. R. chapters.
which, because of their avowed ob
iects are under obligations more
binding than any other kind of so
ciety or club to render patriotic serv
ice and to co-operate as a body in
work for the government, whether it
be the Liberty loans, the war savings
stamps, the Red Cross, or food and
"As a national society, operating
under a government charter and
obliged to make annual reports to the
United States Senate, we should cer
tainly fall short of what is being ex
pected of us as an organization, and
at this time especially when all socie
ties and working as a whole. Organ
ized for patriotic service in general.
we are peculiarly fitted and prepared
to throw the full force of our re
sources into every big effort the
country is called upon to make.
Third Liberty Loan.
Transcending all else in import
ance is the Liberty loan. The third
issue is soon to be floated. As a na
tional society, we should be in a posi
tion to loan our government the
money needed to buy food, clothing,
equipment, arms and ordnance for
the men at the front and for our
allies. Therefore, it was that the
national board voted to raise $100
000 for investment in the third Lib
erty loan by appealing to the mem
bership, as already announced, for
contributions on the basis of $1
member. The society has no funds
available for this purpose. Chapters
and individual 'Daughters' have in
vested heavily, but the society as a
whole has not been able to do so and
we should not allow ourselves to b
placed in the position of being
known to be owners of a million dol
lar property in Washington, D. C,
and yet failing to invest in Liberty
Bonds, when all from the richest to
the poorest, are investing. Our pride,
loyalty and self-respect as Daughters
forbid. Therefore let us bend every
energy toward doing our full share
in Connecticut of this big venture
we who have never yet feared or fail
ed in big undertakings. Our share
is $5,187. It is only $1 a member,
too small an amount to interfere with
individual and chapter investments
and may be raised in any way each
chapter pleases. Remember that
money to prosecute the war to
rapid and victorious conclusion lies at
the root of every activity. By con
tributing this small amount, we help
our own country and- help our own
society, which benefits by an income
from the investments which will be
available for still further patriotic
"The Continental Hall debt is paid.
which releases many a chapter from
1 cup milk or water, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 1-2 cups wheat" flour, 1-8 yeast
cake, 1 cup rolled oats. Scald the liquid, add salt and pour over the oats,
cool half an hour, add the yeast mixed with 1-4 cup lukewarm water, and
thef lour. Knead and let rise until double the size. Knead again and let
rise in the pan until the size is doubled. Bake in a moderate oven for SO
minutes. Makes one loaf weighing 1 1-4 pounds.
its long-standing annual obligations
in that direction.
"The second large undertaking to
which the National Society stands
pledged to carry with it its own ap
peal. The reconstruction of Tilloloy
is an object worthy of our abilities
and of our traditions. It appeals to
every sentiment of humanity and of
gratitude. To the France of 1776
and of 1914 we owe our birth as a
nation and our salvation from pres
ent day Prussianism. Only 50 cents
a member, or $2,594 for Connecticut,
will accomplish the rescue of this
little village and its inhabitants too
far behind the lines to fear retaking
by the Germans. Should the Ger
mans ever get back that far it would
mean that our whole cause is lost,
which is unthinkable.
Let us concentrate with all our
might on the raising of these two
funds, now our chief distinctive work
as a society.
Red Cross. ,
"With the Red Cross, we should
co-operate as chapters, according to
the plan of the Red Cross as outlined
when diplomatic relations were se
vered with Germany, which called for
committees of co-operations wherebj
the resources of all other organiza
tions might be enlisted to the best
advantage in Red Cross service.
Chapters may do Red Cross work as
auxiliaries they may offer to take
charge of Red Cross workrooms for
certain hours or days and many are
doing this or, if they find that indi
vidual work is the most practical in
certain members to keep a record on
record cards, or otherwise, of their
work, to be reported to the regent or
war relief service committee chair
man, and the total result to be re
ported to the state regent in the
chapter's annual report. In this way,
the society is furnished with a valua
ble record or census of the working
power of its membership. In no casa
should we as Daughters allow our
selves to be merged in any other re
lief organizations with nothing to
show for our work a blank page for
the world to scoff at. The Colonial
Dames and other societies are like
wise asking their members for a re
port of their individual war work foj
the information and use of their re
Knitting for Aviators.
Upwards of 250 full sets of knitted
garments of six pieces each have al
ready been delivered to the Aviation
school at Mineola, many of them be
fore the bitter cold wave set in, and
have acknowledged by the command
ing officers with every expression of
'As announced in a circular from
Miss Nettleton, we are about 130 sets
short in pledged accounts but it
chapters, where possible, will exceed
ADD DAUGHTERS OF
their quota, this deficiency may be
made up. Speed up the knitting for
the sake of our men in this, the cold
est branch of the service.
"There should be no relaxation of
patriotic education as a war measure
among foreigners Southern moun
taineers and school children, as re
ferred to in the circular of our patri
otic committee. Co-operation with
the Connecticut State Council of De
fense in the sale of War Thrift
Saamps in the schools is particularly
recommended. This nation needs to
be taught thrift.
."Similarly, we as a society, should
be leaders in the practice and teach
ing of thrift in the use of food, fuel,
and other necessities of life in the
elimination of all waste and in the
giving up of the purchase of non-es
sentials that labor and material used
in their manufacture may be more
readily diverted to government use,
"As Daughters of the American
Revolution we shall find in all these
and many other things a supreme op
portunity to prove ourselves worthy
of our forefathers and foremothers.
"May our new year as a society be
fruitful in redoubled service to
'Home and Country!'"
SPICED OATMEAL CAKES
1 1-2 cups flour, 1-2 cup cooked oatmeal, 1-4 cap sugar. 1-4 cup rai
sins, 1-4" teaspoon soda, 1-2 teaspoon baking powder, 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon,
3 tablespoons fat, 1-4. cup molasses. Heat the molasses and fat to boiling.
Mix with all the other materials. Bake in muffin pans for 30 minutes. This
makes 12 cakes. '
2 cups cooked oatmeal, 4 apples cut up small, V2 cup raisins, 1-2 op
sugar, 1-4 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 cups cooked batmeaL 1-2 cup molasses, 1-2
cup raisins. Mix and bake for one-half hour. Serve hot or cold. Any dried
or fresh fruits, dates, or ground peanuts may be used instead of apples.
Either will serve five people. ,
SCOTCH SOUP J
2 1-2 quarts, water, 1 1-4 cups rolled oats, 5 potatoes cut in small pieces,
2 onions, sliced, 2 taWespoons'flour, 2 tablespoons fat. Boil the water and
add the oatmeal, and onfon, 1-2 tablespoon of salt and 1-2 teaspoon of pep-
pep. Cook for one-half hour. Brown the flour with the fat and add to the.
soup. Cook until thick. One cup of tomato adds to the flavor. Serves five).
2 cups corn meal, 2 cups sweet milk (whole or skim), 4 teaspoons baking
powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoons fat, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 egg (may
be omitted). Mix dry ingredients. Add milk, well-beaien egg, and melted,
fat. Beat well. Bake in shallow pan for about 30 minutes.
2 cups water, 1 cup milk (whole or skim, 1 cup corn mea" taMesoaoakl
fat, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons salt. Mix water and corn meal, and bring to tttai
uuuius iiuiiiu iuiu tuun. . iimiuiea. j tvi. eggs weii ana no a wirn other ma
terials to the mush. Beat well and bake in a well-greased pan for 26 mn!
utes in a not oven, serve from the same dish with a spoon. Enough for-siJ
From Fashion Shops
It appears this year that there will be a less marked distinction between, i
the things prepared for Palm Beach and the regular spring lines than here
tofore. The inclination seems to be quite general to sunnress exasperations
and to produce the sort of merchandise that is in goo0 taste and gives the ;
effect of refinement, whether it is in the higher class types which aim at
distinction or the simpler models which are merely good style. Many sitks
of foulard design are shown in charming afternoon frocks and voiles printed,
in batik effects, both these fabrics combined with plain materials. Ging
hams, too, appear again for the simple morning frocks; so far they are
shown in the better types, which appeal for Palm Beach. The shirtwaist
frock promises to be one of the most successful dress features of the sea
son. It came in again last year and had considerable success, but is expected
to meet with even more appreciation this season.
TOQUES OF FLOWERS
Floral tnanr-n flrA frmsninnnusi fny tb firtt time in manv seasons.
large and small flowers are used for these, thoueh preference is given to. tiny dard, Miss Olmstead, Mrs. Pearl Bray
Violets in bright reds, deep creams and dull tones of gray, made of a nov- Mrs. Francis Sanford, Mrs. Roland G.
elty waxed cloth that is very sheer and transparent and brilliant in finish. 1'Lane, Mrs. W. G. Chase, Mrs. George
Youngs, Mrs. James Rourke, Mrs.
Virnj I? tSTflrtM George Roberts, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs.
JASllIU Benze, Mrs. Dean, Mrs. McLaughlin,
The-new fashion of adding an ornamental hat to a di3tinguishe0 gown Mrg Ma'ams, Mrs. Kaesmann and
when one dines in public has been taken from the French, who have worn syTS m. F. McKenna.
hats m tne evening lor a century, regardless or the .English namt oi un
covering the head and shoulders the moment the clock strikes seven.
PEANIT WITH JAP
Swagger hats are in medium shapes of bleached peanit with facings
and flanges of tooth-edged Jap to match the bands about the crown. Then
there are split poanit shapes with lisere upper brims in contrasting colors;
brims of caterpillar straw have crowns of braid.
Dance Tonight at Quilty's.
New French models of felt and mohair in small shapes, suitable for
Southern wear include a capellne of Sumatra, of tiss de paille, woven of
hemp and cotton: a small satin beret with sf. tarn crown; a capeline of
tissu RmtKe in rose Dink with a lilue velvet rose and silver leaves: a marin
militaire in leghorn; capeline flutee, a picture hat; a cloche camouflage, of
which even the ribbon has camouflage coloring, and new soft crushable hats
mart hats on display include a silk toweling hat, brilliant green with
peckled feather; a high-crowned jersey hat, smooth and stiff, with a little
formal tan bow in front; white chinchilla hat anad scarf set with facing of
filmy black chiffon and a peacock blu and cerise set of hat and scarf;
Dancing .will be the order tonight
at the Colonial ball room in Fairfield
avenue, Quilty's, from 7:30 to 10
10 o'clock, to comply with the orders
of the Fuel Administration that all
dances must close at 10. This will
give about the usual hours of danc
ing, and will aid in the coal conserva
tion. Prof. Quilty believes his pa
trons will aid him in complying with
all of the regulations. Murray's or
chestra will furnish the music, there
will undoubtedly be a large crowd,
and a good time. The usual popular
prices of admission, and the usual
cordial welcome. Adv.
In making soap at home pour it
while soft into the long, narrow corset
boxes. It forms into bars that may
easily be cut into slices of convenient
MKE LITTLE MEAT
00 LONG WAY
Through savory stews and meat pies
you can make meat go a long way
Do you know how good they are?
They may be so varied that you can
have a different one every day in the
week, and all of them delicious. It
needs only a small piece -of meat to
give flavor to a hearty dish.
Don't think that you must eat a
lot of meat to be strong. Meat is
good to help 'build up the body, but
so are many other foods.
In these dishes part of your build
ing material comes from the more ex
pensive meat and part from tho
cheaper peas, 'beans, hominy and bar
ley. The little meat with the vege
tables and cereals will give your body
what it needs.
Here is an English stew that is es
pecially good: 1 pound mutton, 1-2
cup pearled barley, 1 tablespoon salt.
4 potatoes. 3 onions, ceiery tops or
other seasoning herbs. Cut the mut
ton in small pieces and brown with
the onion in fat cut from meat. This
will help make the meat tender and
improve the flavor.
Add a pincfti of borax to the rinsing
water of handkerchiefs, if you would
have them a little stiff.
This frock appears in variety in one collection. A model in.
flesh satin, which buttons up straight and high in the neck, is re
lieved from its severity by a pocket perched coquettishly at one side
and a fringed sash, while shirring about the top of the skirt soften
the waistline. Pleats are extensively used in these frocks to relieve -
what might otherwise be too plain an effect, but they are treated la
varying ways. A frock of men's shirting silk has the front pleated
like the bosom of an evening shirt, and pockets of the same pleats
on either side of the skirt. In other models the blouse and skirt
are pleated alike; some have the high, turnover collar over a black
moire stock and a patent leather belt or a slip-in buttoned girdle of
the same fabric as the frock. '
Gingham patterns in checked taffetas are another interesting item. They
are designed rather in models similar to the shirtwaist type, one frock of
black and white check having a pleated tunic with bias band about It, and
a simple shirt blouse with white satin collar fastened with two satin bat-
tons. In the combination frocks which show a foulard relieved by combina
tion with a plain fabric there is, for instance, a' model in blue and white de
sign draped in pegtop outline, which is navy taffeta to the hips and has long;
deep cuffs of navy taffeta. The vest is of white Georgette topped with bead
ing. There are figured foulards veiled in an overdress of navy Georgette,
with four graduated tucks. White Georgette is combined with a French
blue and whitef oulard; there is a basque blouse of the Georgette, pleated;
elbow sleeves and a soft pleated collar. The skirt below, sash, buttons and
binding are of the foulard.
Miss Marjorie Silliman of Stratford,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Silli
man, who is to marry Harvey Irving
on Saturday- in the Congregational
church, is to entertain her attendants
very informally this evening, at her
home with a dinner. The guests will
include Mrs. Wellingtbn Walker, her
matron of honor; Miss Arlene Curtis,
who will be the bridesmaid, and a
house guest, Miss Paine of Waterville,
Me., who was a classmate of Miss
Silliman at Wheaton Seminary in
FUNERAL BOUQUET AND
JOHN KECK & SOU
TO BE HONORED
Paris, Jan. 23 An American nurse
working with a Red Cross hospital in
the Somme district has just been re
commended by the Sub-Prefect of
that district for decoration in recog
nition of her keen sense of duty. The
name of the nurse has not yet been
This woman was in a little town
left devastated by the Germans,
where there was an epidemic of
diphtheria. The-hospital itself had
but twelve beds, but the doctor went
round to visit and treat the children
in their homes. There were two
nurses, both of whom worked night
and day among- their small patients
in the hospital, but the country is"
damp and foggy.
One nurse caught cold,' but contin
ued her. good work till she had to take
to bed and herself become a patient,
having caught the diphtheria from
one of her little wards.
The other nurs ewas also ill with
influenza, while the little town was
snowed in, with the nearest telegraph
station almost twenty miles away.
The doctor happened one day to meet
the Sub-Prefect and in course of the
conversation casually mentioned the
nurse's devotion. A few days later
the French official notified the doctor
he had asked for decoration for the
gentlewoman who herself had become
victim to illness of which she was
trying to rid her patients.
Mrs. J. Murray Johnson, of State
street, who underwent a severe opera
tion last week, is reported as getting
on very nicely. This will be pleasant
news for her friends.
Joseph C. Carrigan and Harry W.
Miller of this city are soon to leave
for Montreal, Canada, and on Tuesday
evening were given a very pleasant
surprise party at the home of Mr.
Carrigan's mother, Mrs. J. C. Carrigan
of Garfield avenue. The time passed
very pleasantly with games and sing
ing and the guests included Miss Dor
othy Miller, Miss Jessie White, Miss
Florence -McKiernan, Miss Weldon,
Miss Anna Bennett, Miss McGuire,
Mrs. Pratt, Miss Pratt, Mrs. J. C. Car
rigan, Mr. and Mrs. William Kellogg,
Miss Lillian Carrigan, Miss Hazel Car
rigan, Miss Marion Carrigan, Miss
Downey of Stamford. Mrs. Backman,
William Barnes, John O'Brien, Wil
liam Goddard, Joseph Bradley, Rob
ert Callahan, John Weldon, Harry
Perisco, John White, Harold Back
man,, George Carrigan, Joseph Carri
gan and Harry Miller.
When receiving guests say "How do
you do?" or "I am very glad to sees.
you. When they are departing, say
Good-by, it has been a pleasure ton
see you," or I shall hope to see yo-i
Ethelyn A girl should always pre
sent her friends, whether girls or 1
boys, to her mother, and to her fa'
ther, if he is at home. A mother
should always make it a point to be-i
on hand to meet her young daughter's
callers. No well-bred boy or girl
would feel at all embarrassed at be
ing presented to your parents. Tour;
father and mother should talk with
them freely and make them feel wel
come. The boy who always starts &,
"rough-house" should be put in his'
proper place by being refused admis
soin to your home. Whenever he.;
wishes to call you can have another
engagement. No matter how prom-,
inent and wealthy, his people are, he
is rude and vulgar, and, therefore, so
Betty Ann The woman who loudly
informs the public that she is a lady,
is never one. A lady never takes tho
trouble to mention the fact that she,
is one; she never needs to.
Mrs. Charles H. Sprague will pre
side tomorrow afternoon at the reg
ular meeting of the Comfort Club
that will be held at the First Presby
M. J. Jordan, well known in this
this city as a real, estate operator,
and who makes his home at The
Stratfield, left today for Florida,
where he will remain for a consider
Mrs. Andrew M. Cooper will open
her home on Brooklawn avenue to
morrow morning for the regular
meeting of the English Literary club
at 10 o'clock.
British war cost is now $36,000,000
; a day.
Add a pinch of borax to the rinsing-'
water of handkerchiefs, if you would
have them a little stiff.
When making yeast rolls add on
cup cornmeal to the sponge with the
shortening then finish with whito
Thin slices of dried beef can be
crisped in butter and a hot oen and
make an excellent substitute for ba
con. A slice of potato fs an excellent
thing to clean white oilcloth which
has become disfigured by hot cook
Mix the fruit with sugar and but
ter for a fruit cake and it will not
Cleanliness is a matter of tremens
dous importance in everything that
pertains to food. !
Vanilla should not be used as fla
voring for sick people.
Darn stockings a, heels, toes
knees before they are worn.
. Cleanliness is a matter of tremen
dous importance in everything thai
pertains to food.
Potato salad can be carried in 4)
from a fruit cake and It will not aeU