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THE TIMES: JAKXTAET' 22, 1319 NEWS OF CLUBS FASHIONS SHOPPER'S GUIDE DAILY FEATURES SOCIAL EVENTS PERSONAL NOTES ess EDITED BY MISS M. R SHERWOODs THE WOMAN'S SPHERE 1 REPETITION OF ST. MARY'S PLAY ON FEBRUARY 9 Entertainment Excelled Anytt thing Ever Present ed in the City. Mr. and Mrs. S. Z. Poll have kindly fli nated the use of the Plaza theatre for the repetition of tha big enter tainment that was staged at St. Mary's hall In December, and the charity or ganizations of the city are completing the plans for Us production on Sun day afternoon, February 9. The pro ceeds will ro to the poor of the city through the charitable organizations and the parishes. So huge was the success of the first appearance of the elaborate three-part entertainment, that its re production has been requested, and the announcement that it will again be SLagred in the Plaza theatre has been greeted with great enthusiasm and interest by those who are to take P-rt and those who are looking for v ard to witnessing it again. Some Jiew features have been added and It is expected that it will be a greater success than bfnr. Miss Dorothy French will assume the role of the blue bird that had been written especially for her, and Miss Dorothy Gates, another well known young juvenile will also ap pear at the performance at the Plaza. Both children were ill at the time the production was staged in St. Mary's luil I, and so were unable to appear. It is expected Mr. and Mrs. Poli will occupy a box on the day of the performance ami reservations have also been asked for by a number of out of town people. RAYBESTOS HAS PROMOTION GLUI In keeping with its former bene ficial, Bocial, industrial and educa tional activities the Raybestos Com pany through Its employes have form ed a new club known as the Reybes tos Promotion Club. The aim of this newly founded club is to broaden the minds, cement the friendship and expand the earning capacity or each Raybestos employes. Monday night has been decided upon as the regular meeting night, and on last Monday the attendance wis n-hrmt last Monday the attendance was about 35 members, however, it is expected tnat me Trior .oraJilip will reach the "10 mark bet re it closes. Organization was in order on ljst Monday and as a result the following ' officers and committees were elected: ! President, I". Pike; vice prisident, O. Hudson; secretary and treasurer, J. B. McKenna. The-coramitiee on by-laws is as fol lows: E. Brobson. A. Brown, F. Crook, F. Pike, J. E. McKenna. The committee on arrangements is as follow: R, s. Foster, W. Crew, R. H. Davis. Dnrinjr the meertrrg eenraral talks of interest -were enjoyed. Robert Davis, Mlesnwn for the company, spoke very forcibly on salesmanship, and Mr. Ryan of the packing department, addressed the body on the funda mentals of bettor business. The regular stndy will commence immediately after the meeting on next Moaday night. The committee se lected for Its topic at the next meet ing "Costs and Its Relation to My Job." Each member will be called upon to express his individual views on the effect of costs on hUi particu lar Job. Sumner Simpson, president of tVit Raybestos Company, has very gener- I ously ofTered his support iboth person ally and financially to further the success of the organization. UrXT. WAJfill HOME. Lieut. H. T. 'Walsh, chaplain, has re turned to Camp Sl erldan, Montgom ery, Ala., after trending a very pleasant ten day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kdward Walsh of 6S2 Myrtle avenue. ROBBER SHOT I As he was about to close his store for the nlKht, Frederick E. Bassett, a jeweller of 39 Wain street, was con fronted by two men who had entered the store. 'Throw up your hands, and be quick shout It," said one of the men, shov ing a revolver into Bassett's face. 'And hand over ail of your good jew iry too," paid the other. In reply Basrsit reached under the counter drew his revolver and shot one of the robbers through the arm. Koth of them then ran out of the store, the man who was hit crying out to his pal that he had been shot. The I other tried to quiet him, telling him that if he didn't shut up both would bo frrested. J?asett was alone at the time of the attempted holdup. He told the police In reporting the matter that the two entered and asked to be shown some good watches. He went to his safe and took out a tray of his mot valuable timepieces. He also took nut a tray of diamond rings, and laid them on the counter. Becoming suspicious of his custom ers because of a whispered conver sation which was going on between the two all of this time, Bassett took the tray of watches' from the coun ter and laid It on a small stool beside htm, telling the men that he didn't think he coulj sell them anything. He then took his keys and started to go toward the door, when he was com manded to throw; up his hands. The robbers ran In the direction of the railroad yards and have not been arrested. Personal 'Miss Rdna Motor, of Tom Thumb froet, entertained the members of tiie Opeche club on Monday evening at her home. 'Refreshments were served and a general good time was enjoyed by all. Private Harold D. Marshall, a mem ber of the 325th Infant -y, has returned to this country and was the guest of his mother, Mrs. Jlara R. Marshall, of 120 Henry street, during hia 24-hour furlough. Private Clarence R. Ackerly. of 935 ;3road street, : - ill in a hospital in France, according to a telegram re ceivf 1 y his relatives a few days ago. The parish of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament will give a min strel show at the Lincoln school hall in the near future. Rev. E. J. Sbaug nessy will direct the entertainment, and Professor M. J. Gratton, organist of ithe church, will provide an or chestra. Mirs Margaret Hushes of Washing ton avenue will be hostess at a meet in? of the Opportunity clirb at her home tomorrow evening, at 8 o'clock. Mrs. George Hugo, of 153 Horral avenue, will entertain the members of the Thursday Pinochle club tomor row at her home. Rdbert Nichols, the well known English poet, will address the mem bers of the Contemporary clu.b at their fourth meeting of the seon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Day, of 625 Clinton avenue, tomorrc-v evening. His subject will be War Poets of England." The women who had relatives in the WSth Regiment, Connecticut Coast Artilery, are planning to organize in this city a league, which will welcome the iboys home, and a meeting has 'been arranged to take place at the Armory on Wednesday, January 29, at 7:20 o'clock in the evening. Mrs. F. S. Gray originated the idea and Mrs. 'Iouis O'Neill, Mrs. Louis Brague, Mrs. Philip Bronson, Mrs. A. C. Ben nett and Mrs. Fred Palmer have stat ed their intentions of becoming mem- Jhers. An invitation is extended, to all mothers, wives, and sweethearts' of soldiers in the -56th to join the organ ization. Alt the meeting on Wednes day, Mayor Clifford B. Wilson will be present to address the women. From 9 in the morning until 6 o'clock in the evening, a committee of the Comfort club will station them selves at the railroad station where they meet every incoming train and (greet all soldiers and sailors that may be on such a train. Yesterday th committee gave out more than $25 worth of cigarettes and candy to Uncle Sam's boys and. the members of the committee composed of Mrs. Charles H. Sprague, president. Mrs. John R. Wood hull, Mrs. Charles I. Crosby, Mrs. Bernard Stratton, Mrs. Stanley Beach, Mrs. Cnarles Bilts, re ported that Ithe work is very interest' ing and they feel that they are doing THEATRICAL MEN PROTEST BIG TAX O'Connor of Park and Saunders of Poli's Be lieve It Unfair. Bridgeport Is now the center of a storm of protest, as a result of the government's announcement of a 20 per cent, tax on ai! theatre tickets. Protest cards to be signed by theatre patrons have already been circulated throughout' the audiences at both the Plaza and Poli's and in connection with similar action taken in many other cities, the internal revenue bu read at Washington will have a big task placating the various interests in the country. Frank O'Connor, manager of the Park theatre, said today that the in creased tax would hurt the theatrical business in general and be a hardship on the patrons, especially tho poorer classes who were more in need of recreation than the others. Mr. O'Connor said that the present tax was enough and he did not believe it should be increased. He even went as far as to advocate the lifting cf the 10 per cent, war tax, as soon ls he peace negotiations had been con cluded. Matt Saunders, manager of Poll's, James McCarthy of the Plaza, and George Arvine of the Lyric, are all set against the increased tax. Along with Mr. O'Connor they believe that it will certainly hurt the theatrical business and think that the govern ment in placing this revenue is a trifle unfair in view of tho admirable work done by theatrical interests and actors during the war. "While the main fight against the 20 per cent, tax will be conducted by men from New York. Chicago, Phila delphia, Boston and other large cities, every protest from smaller places throughout the country will be filed with the government officials. SDIPLE BURIAL FOR PRINCE JOHN London. Jan. 22 The body of Prince John, the youngest son of King George, who t,ied last Saturday night, was buried with simple ceremonies In the Pandrlng'nam church yard yester day noon. King George and Queen Mary and all the members of the royal family were present at the services. At the conclusion of the ceremony King George cast a number of bou quets into the young prince's grave. The British court will go into mourning fur a month from January 20 for the death of Prince John. At the conclusion of the month the court will be in half mourning for a fortnight. Mention a little bit toward making the boys that come to Bridgeport welcome. Donations will be gladly received by the memrbers to carry on the work. The Klok Rock Shore and Country club Red Cross auxiliary will meet tomorrow afternoon at the clubhouse. Miss Frances Beere of Park avenue entertained over the week-end, her brother, and Mrs. Charles H. Beers of "Waterbury. IMrs. 'F. C. Allen of Tale street has- as her house guest her daughter, Mrs. A. L. French of Hartford.. Members of the Wellesley club will meet at the home of Mrs. Frederick Peitszch, of Petrie street, on Thurs day, at 8 o'clock in the evening. Miss Mary L. Cady, head of all ed ucational work in the Y. W. C. A. for the United States, will arrive in this city early Saturday afternoon to make an address at the vesper services on Sunday afternoon at the Y. W. C. A. Her subject will be "Spiritual Realties in Education" and she will discuss definite problems which girls of today must face. Miss Cady is a graduate of K:-dcliffe, with Ph. D., from Bryn Mawr. She was the head of the history department of Agnes Scott college before she was appoint ed to f'U the place at the national board. The Foreign Missionary society of the Universalist church will meet Tuesday afternoon in the church. Mrs. Fred Tracy, president of the or ganization, who is touring through the South, is expected to be in the city for the meeting. Miss Mary E. Witt of Park place will entertain over the week end, Miss Mary L. Cady. head of educa tional work of the Y. W. C. A., serv ing on the national board. Mrs. Frank Kinsley, of North ave nue, will be hostess at a mc3ting of the English Literary club on Friday evening at 7 o'clock. The Authors' club will meet at the home of Mrs. Frederick M. Hawes, of Benham avenue on "riday after noon at 2:30 o'clock. "Mrs. William Chew of Fairfield ave nuo will open her home on Friday ev ening for a bridge and whist party under the auspices of the Avignon club, the proceeds of -which will go toward the Fatherless Children of France. To make the evening more pleasant and enjoyable, a delightful program has been -.rranged. Mrs. Chew will sing the .tational anthem of France whilr Miss Marguerite an ford and her friends will appear in the national costumts of Alsace -Lorraine. A number of tables have been arranged for and there are i number of pretty prizes, which have been nated. Mrs. Chew will be assisted by Miss Florence Hasting, Mrs. .Vohn T. King. Mrs. John Bray, Ms. Charts I. Crosby. TIrs. W. Gran.,, Mrs J. H. Savard, Ms. Emma Vanstojie and Mrs. Charles Biltz. The February program of the Brooklawn Country ciub will be very interesting and entertaining. The holidays will be observed with special features and the moving pictures chosen for this month are very good. Miss Henrietta Bishop will be the hostess for the first. Saturday tea, fol lowed by a dinner dance at 7 o'clock with music by Woodhull's orchestra. The second Saturday tea, with Mrs. Frank C. Hunt as hostess, will be fol lowed by a moving picture at 8:30 o'clock, featuring Klsie Ferguson and Eugene O'Brien in "Under the Greenwood Tree.' Lincoln's ' birth day, February 3 2, will be celebrated with a bridge party at 3 o'clock for which Mrs. N. W. Bishop has offered the prizes. The Valentine dinner on February 1 1 will take place at 7 o'clock and there will be music by Speidel's or chestra. Mrs. Norman Leeds will be hostess for the tea on February 15, with a dinner at 7 o'clock followed by the moving picture "Little Miss Hoover," featuring Marguerite Clark and Eugene O'Brien. Washington's birthday tea with Mrs. Erwin M. Jennings as hostess, will have music from 4:30 to 8 fur nished by Miss Washburne's Singing and Dancing Orchestra. The mov ing picture will be "Lafayette, "We Come." PLOT TO KILL ROCKEFELLERS Washington, Jan. 22 A plot on the lives of John D. Rockefeller and his son, John T. Rockefeller, Jr., planned by anarchists in New York in 1914, shortly after the beginning of the European war, was described to the Senate propaganda investigating -committee yesterday by Thomas J. Tun ney, police inspector of New York. He said the plotters were known as Carson. Berg and Hanson and that all were killed by the explosion of the bomb they had made to kill the Rockefellers. The police investigation which fol lowed, the inspector said, disclosed that the plan of the anarchists in cluding the killing of other wealthy persons, and that instructions were to kill all members of the families, in cluding the children. Inspector Tunney, who was in charge of the bomb and neutrality squad before the United States en tered the war, testified that there was evidence of renewed activity of an archists In the United States. Since the signing of the armistice, he said, evidence had been found that an archists planned to organize and dia semmlnate propaganda. SNAPPY PROGRAM FOR BROCKLAWN BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR OUR SINGERS Madam Frances Alda, the gifted soprano, who will be heard at the Casino, Thursday, Jan. 23rd, is in pri vate life the wife of Gatti-Gasazza, manager of the Metropolitan Opera Co.. When Madame Alda speaks of the future of American singers, she does so with more than ordinary author ity. In a recent interview she is quot ed as saying: "The future looks very bright for native singers in this country, because they have very good voices to start with and both the pluck and deter mination to cultivate their natural gifts. The great drawback is the lack of experience and drill which are, owing to present conditions here, difficult to obtain. "Strictly speaking there is but one opera house for the entire c'ountry; to gain a footing at the Metropolitan is the aim of every young singer who longs and hopes to do something in opera. The prize appears so enticing, so glittering, that the singer quite overlooks the years and years of study, labor, effort and struggle those of us who are there have gone through in order to reach this goal. Ameri can girls are gifted, studious and ambitious; but one thing they must realize they cannot all sing at the Metropolitan: the sooner they learn this the better. SUFFRAGE GETS SLIGHT NOTICE Hartford, Conn., Jan. 22 Woman suffrage probably will not receive much attention at this session of the general assembly as its advocates have announced that they are most anxious for passage of the amend ment before congress and will not press the state amendment this year. The suffrage association will not send representatives to the capitol this session except at specified times, prob ably when the state amendment is un der consideration. They will have suffrage propaganda, however, and today they sent to each member a leaflet headed "woman suffrage vic tory calendar for 191S" and a table showing equal suffrage countries of the world. HOUSEHOLD HINTS When you are through with your hathing cap, wash it out thoroughly with water. When it is dry rub pow der on the inside and out to prevent it from sticking together. Salt is good for gargling your throat out and cleaning your teeth. It preserves and hardens your gums and teeth. When scrubbing the floor do a small piece at a time and then you won't be so tired as if you had done a large piece. RELIABLE Soft Gingerbread One cup of molasses, 1-2 cup of sugar, 1 egg. 1 teaspoon of soda, heaping: a little salt, 1 cup of boiling water: dissolve the soda in the wa ter: flour to make a rather thin bat ter. Mountain Dew One pint milk, 2 egg yolks, 1-2 cup rolled cracker crumbs, pinch of salt: bake 1-2 hour. Make a frosting of the 2 whites and 1 cup sugar and set in the oven to brown very slowly. Cheap Fr:::t Cake Take 1 cup molasses, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon soda, cassia, ginger and allspice, and sa7t, 1 cup left over coffee; stir all well together then add flour enough to make pretty stiff and bake very slowly. When done wrap in waxed paper and it will keep for w'eeks. Ex cellent for putting in lunch boxes and very nice. Ginspr Cookies One cup common molasses, 1 cup sugar bird syrup, 1 cup good short ening, 2 teaspoons soda in 1 cup noi water, flour to roll out 1-4 inch. Baku in quick oven. Squn,sh Pie. One cup steamed and strained squash, pinch of salt and pepper, tea spoon melted butter, level teaspoon cocoa, 1-2 teaspoon ginger, 1-2 tea spoon cinnamon, little nutmeg, 1-2 cup white sugar, vanilla if liked, but "is unnecessary, 2 eggs. Mix squash with spices, salt, sugar, etc., in quart meas- THE NEW Chinese blue and yellow is a pretty combination in a navy blue gabardine which conforms to figure at waist line and has its rolling; collar linked. Linked fastenings appear to be greatly favored, for the jacket it self as well as for the collar, and fiat silk braid enters into the trimming scheme in various ways. Longer jackets are in evidence in this line, quite a few being below finger-tip length. Bcent imports from Bernard features this type of spring suit also and for later wear it ap pears to hold much promise. There is a semi-fitted, unbelted model In tricotine with vest of silver and lemon colored benga line, although matelasse and mannish vestings are also shown. A fancv tailormade has Directoire re vers attached to a shawl back col lar and the sash tied in back is a continuation of fronts, which slide through each other. Old blue strappings of cloth ap plied as leather on the belt of a nut color suit is effective also, since it fastens with a huge buckle at center back; and a cot ert color tricotine lends color variation to the liiv PHOTOGRAPHY OF HEAVENS SHOWN BY BAUMGARDT Art League Secures Noted Lecturer to Give Interest ing Talk on Developments of This Line of Photo graphy, Wonder of the Universe Will Be Dis closed. Lovers of the stars and the mystery of the heavens will be delighted Thursday afternoon when they attend the lecture to be given by B. R. Baumgardt under the auspices of the Bridgeport Art League, at The Strat field ball room. The purpose of this lecture is to bring into relief the re cent achievements in celestial pho tography, and in a popular and un derstandable way interpret their bearing on some of the greatest problems that have yet engaged the attention of thinking men. In disclosing the triumphs of the celestial photography of the starry, universe the subject becomes sub lime. Suns and worlds are weighed in the balance. Giant nebulae, Co lossal clouds of incandescent matter "without form and void," situated on the confines of the universe, will dis close to the eye the very processes of creation. It will be a vision of in finity, in the mid?t of which will stand forth, the supremacy of law in the universe. Mr. Baumgardt has a most won derful collection of such photographs which he will throw on the screen and describe each one carefully in his interesting talk on the subject "The Glories and the Romance of the Heavens." He has a most wonderful collection of extraordinary photo graphs of the Milky Way, where the stars are so numerous that they blend their light into a luminous haze. Copernicus, one of the large orators on the moon, which has a cluster of peaks in the center, and is about 75 miles in diameter which can be brought to the observer within SO miles with a modem telescope, will be shown on one of the beautiful pho tographs. Membe;..:;p tickets will admit to the lecture and tickets will also be sold at the door. The lecture will be gin promptly at 3:45 tomorrow after noon. Through an error the name of the lecture appeared in local newspapers as "the Romance of Human Pro gress." When you soak your clothes put in 1 cupful of ammonia. It will quickly loosen the dirt. If there is a stain in your stock ings or towels, they can easily be re moved by adding ammonia. RECIPES ure, add egg yolks beaten and milk, whites well whipped to make even quart. Bake in moderate oven in one crust. Whites must be folded in lightly. Squash Pie Without Eggs One cup cooked squash run through colander, 1-3 cup sugar, 1 rounding teaspoon flour, a little ginger, and salt. Mix all these with squash, add 1 teaspoon of molasses and 1 1-2 cups milk. Very nice. Vanilla Pie Half cup maple syrup, 1 1-2 tea spoons vanilla, half cup of water. Pour into pie plate lined with crust and then make the following cake: One cup flour, 1-2 cup sugar, 1 tea spoon vanilla, 2 1-2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 egg, butter size of an egg and enough milk to mix into a stiff batter; then drop into the syrup and bake in moderate oven. Colonial Pie With Whipped Cream One pint pumpkin, 1 tablespoon butter, 1-4 teaspoon salt, 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1-2 teaspoon allspice, 1-2 teaspoon cinna mon, 1 tablespoon flour, 1-4 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix all the ingredients thor oughly; add the beaten whites of eggs last. Fill crusts 2-3 full and bake until the pumpkin custard is set and the top is golden brown. As no milk enters this pie it will Improve the pie to top it off with whipped cream sweetened with powdered sugar and flavored with a teaspoon of vanilla or dash of cinnamon. CLOTHES As regards the length, short sleeves are more in evidence than has been the case for some time. In other details, the collection carries out the style features of the season just past. The round neckline that has been a favorite of this house for a long time, is used on the majority of blouses, with fiat collars for the woman to whom the collarless neck is unbecoming. Panel effects are lso retained, both in self and contrasting color, and . several peplum and tablier blouses are included. The high colors which have always remained popular here, are naturally featured for this season of peace most of them old shades under new names. suggested by new situations, as, for instance. Golden Rod, patriotically rechristened for our national flower. For the decoration, colored em broideries continue well liked, but the scattered single motifs have be?n replaced in many in stances by massed effects that are more striking", and which give definite lines. Handmade filet is much used, es peclalTr for a series of dressy light blouses for wear with silk skirts. I Cream Valenciennes is also used. GOOD THING FOR SUFFRAG! ROHIBITION QUESTION OVER BY ANNIE G. PORITT. Press Chairman, of The Connecticut Branch National Woman's Party. The ratification of the prohibi tion amendment has been greeted with intense satisfaction by I? af fray is ts r-enerally. The satisfaction is not all due to the fact that most Suffragists are personally in favor of prohibition, though this has Ions been undoubtedly true . It is due largely to the clearing of the situ ation as regard Woman Suffrage which must take place now that prohibition has become the settled national policy of the United States. Again and again in State campaigns the greatest foes that the Suffragists have had to encounter have 'been th-i liquor interests. Every saloon was a center of opposition to the Suf fragists when a State campaign for the ratification of a constitutional amendment was on foot. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into campaigns against Wo man Suffrage by men whose chief in terest was in the manufacture or sale of liquor, and whoso reason for op posing Woman Suffrage amendments was that if the women were given the right to vote they would use their votes against liquor. Onslaught in New Jersey. In New Jersey in 1915 there wa 9 a tremendous onslaught on Woman Suffrage by certain machine poli- ticians headed by "Jim" Nugent and supported almost entirely by the saloon interests. New Jersey it may be noted, is the one state which the prohibitionists do not expect to ratify the prohibition amendment. It is thought prob able that the amendments will toe ratified by all the other 4 7 States even including New York and Con necticut, but New Jersey will re main out of the fold and will have to submit to prohibition perforce because one wet spot cannot be en dured in a country whose whole policy is dry. Iefcat in Ohio. In Ohio in 1912 and apaln in 1914 the defeat of the Suffrage con stitutional amendment was attri buted almost entirely to the activity of the liquor interests. In those i years the liquor trade newspapers and journals mad-e no secret of their opposition to Woman Suffrage. When a campaign was on they printed articles and cartoons WIXTKH SPORTS CLOTHF.S. Sports clothes, which, a few1 vears 1 ago, were the exclusive possession of j the summer wardrobe, now cjtdm in- t crested attention throughout the yg.r. JCor does a woman need to win ter in Florida or California, both to want and to wear ttiem. The English tweeds and homespuns, which have 'bean so pouplar for coun try clothes, are now being used by many well-dressed women for town wear as well. Where this is done, the suits are necessarily more tailored in the line and somewhat su-bdued in color; and, undoubtedly, the chief dis tinction between sports clothes for town and those for the country lies in this very matter of the use of color, says the Christian Science Monitor. If a woman is planning a general utility suit, which moist serve for morning or business wear in town and for her week-ends in the coun try, she could do no better than select a homespun in one of the soft nrttral shades of purplish gray or greenish blue, which he found in this cloth. Hand-woven wools are lovely, of course, and a wonderfully pleasing variety of color is to be hai- in them; but they are expensive and must be made to order at one of the hand loom shops found in the larger cities. Although a suit for winter sports may take the form of a coat dress, a sweater suit or merely a coat and skirt, it must be planned for warmth and for freedom in walking or skat ing. A cap, scarf, and muff set of wool, a pair of hea.vy 'boots, and fur or fleece-line gloves are the only "necessary accessories to this outfit, although a slipper blouse of jersey is most desirable, if a separate skirt is worn. The Ii nes of the costu me may be both informal and picturesque, if the wearer ia slender, and the waistline is nearly always a movable affair by reason of a sash or loose belt. Only a hat which is small and snug is real ly appropriate for a sports suit. It may be a turban or a cap. bu)t it muet have no tendency to leave its wear er's head during moments of stren uous sport. The woman who wishes to indulge her love for the distinctive in dress will find a most satisfying opportu nity for originality in .planning a cos tume of tthis sort. The white back ground of the winter landscape af fords her great freedom for a venture in "iiposter" colors, but, if she chooses to be daring, she must determine to avoid the merely conspicuous. An attractive skating set includes a t;urban, scarf and muff of knitted wool, in a lovely shade of raspberry. Xarrow bands of black wool are ef fectively used at intervals. Both the lining of the muff and the eoft crown of the turban are of 'black velvet. With this costume, a sweater blouse of black wool Jersey cloth i3 worn over a chemise dress of raspberrv duvetyn. The iblouse slips over the head and buttons at either shoulder with a large button of black tbone. A patent leather belt gives the neces sary trtmnese at the waist. When the elbows of a sweater wear out knit a small square about the same size and sew it on the hole. Either do this or darn it in. When the whole heel of a stock ing Is gone take another old stock ing and cut a piece off. Sew this over the hole and around it. It will stay much longer than if you darned It. A paste book can be made from the thick brown paper. Then sew thpm 'toepthpr on th outside. TianfA & picture on the ouiside. You can use it to Keep poems, recipes, etc. against Woman Suffrage; sometimes reprinting long articles by woman ami-suffragists which were not in tended for the pages of a liquor trade orsan, but which were used , as convenient matter to serve the trade in i;s tight against Woman Suffrage. In these papers all the' old liaiiery of woman as an angel ; too pure for politics, found its place : and tho stuff about the sacredness ' of the homo and the home as the j place of i ho woman was repeated ', ad nauseam. One would think that : a saloon paper would be the last to have anything to say about the- i home, when iis particular trade was . the one trade which resulted in the : breaking up of homes and in the reduction to poverty and misery of j so many of those angel women who i wore to be safely caged in the ' home. The only care of the writers , and editors of these papers was to ; keep women powerless to touch , their trade, powerless to defend their homes and safely immured where they could do no harm to the saloon or the liquor interests. Interest Kept Secret. In more recent years the liquor : interests have not been so ready to ; show their hand in opposing wo- , man Suffrage. They learned that 1 their opposition was something of a boomerang which recoiled on their own heads. But they did not there fore cease to oppose Woman Suf frage. They only preferred to do it more quietly and to hide them selves more carefully behind the skirts of the innocent and ignorant women who formed themselves into anti-suffrage organizations thus t affording a beautiful and respect- j able screen for the more sinister j forces which were the real enemies ( of Woman Suffrage. It is in every way a good thing ! for Woman Suffrage that the ques- j tion of prohibition has been set- ! tied, and that the liquor interests J have nothing to fear from the votes i of the women, because they are al- ready faced with almost immediate j extinction. The question of Woman i Suffrage can now Ibe considered on its own merits without this con tinual complication of the question of prohibition, and Its enemies now consist only of the very few Bour- j bon Tories who can learn nothing and who are incapable of progress. It is something of a disappoint- ; ir.cnt, of course, that the prohibi- ' tion amendment has got the prece- J dent. BLAClv SNOW "As vbite as snow' is one of the stock comparisons of every day, and there is nothing on exrth whiter than newly-fallen snow. its 'vhiteness is caused by its excessive color. Every tiny crystal of which it is co:nposed acts as a prism, and breaks up thj light into its constituent colors of the -rainbow; but the crystals are so num- erous and set at such an infinite num- . ber of angles that they all neutralize ! each other, and we see the snow per- ; fectly white. It was thought until Australia was ; discovered that all swans were white, j There they are black. Similarly It is i thought that all snow is white, and i the thought is much nearer the truth, , for all snow is nnturally white. ' : Some time ago : :jw of a decidedly j dark, almost black color fell on the j Alps, specially on the southern or j Italian side, where fierce fighting took ; place in the closing stage of the war. j Naturalists were greatly interested, j and many solutions of the snow were j examined. The consensus of opinion 1 attributed this black snow to the ash- j es of Mt. Etna, in "Sicily, which had ; recently been in violent eruption, and j had vomited forth millions of tons , of dust and ashes into the upper at- mosphere. BITCH WIVTTCKS "In winter, when their canals are j frozen, every house is forsaken and i all people are oa the ice; sleds drawn j by horses and skating are at that j time tho reigning amusements." Gold- j smith wrote of the Dutch: "They i have boats here that slide on the ice j and are driven by the winds. When i they spread all thorr sails they go more than a mile and a half a minute, and : their motion is so rapid the eye can j scarcely accompany them. Their or- i dinary manner of traveling is very ' cheap and very convenient; they sail j in covpred boats drawn by horses; and i in these you are sure to meet people of all nations. Here the Dutch slum- f ber. the French chatter and the Eng- lish play cards. Any man who likes company may have them to his last. , For my part I generally detached ; myself from all society and was J wholly taken up in observing the face of the country. Nothing can j equal its beauty, wherever I turn my j eye. the fine houses, elegant gardens, j statues, grottos, vistas presented j themselves; but when you enter their j towns you are charmed beyond de-1 scription." Rub paint oil on your shoes to pre- j vent the water from soaking in the leather. 1 To make quick paste dissolve 1 1-2 j feaspoonfuls of flour In one cup of water. Break up all the lumps and j then cook five minutps. A fancy scalloped edge can bei sewed on the hair ribbons to prevent them raveling. WOMEX AT WORK. During the war, millions of womeilj have been at work in vocations Into j which they have never before been; called in Munition Factories. Chem- ical Works, Metal Works, Street Rail- j ways, and es Ambulance Drivers, j Barbers, and Elevator Girls. TJn-; doubtedly thousands of others have longed to serve In this way, but be-j cause of female ailments, which had fastf-ned upon them, were not able to : do so . Women in this condition j should eive Lvdia E. Plnkham's Ver- j Ptahle ComDOund trial and nna health and strength, as thousands of; otners nave so aone. auv.