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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.

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