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WE MtESf OCTOBER 3," 1919'
, ifr? Society New$ ub Activities EDITEB 3YH03E Cy-J S .tJ'W OClf Entertainina Feature ltyar ji ., . , mi 9 1 - 1 GIRL SUCCEED IN SPITE 0 DIFFICULTIES Vith Arms and Legs Gone She Continues Career in Art. Social Jottings Contributions to thla department or always Helcomo, Either phone ilarmim 1287 or mall sen to editor STATE DAUGHTERS HOLD INSPIRING 1 CONVENTION without hands or ftrms or lejjis Miss Biffen succeeded. She painted with her mouth, "What is Possible may be done; what 4b Impossible must be done:" It was the ringing life-motto of Rev Dr. Xeale, founder of the Sisterhood of it. Margaret in the English Church Only two devoted women had re sponded to his call for the needy vil lage life of England. The Sister hood has grown into an immense Community, with branches through out Europe and the United States. "What is Possible may bo done; j What Is Impossible wit bo done!" So must have determined the brave irl In Liverpool, Sarah RifTen, To day, Oct. 3, commemorates her death in 1S50 ,ln Liverpool, Sarah Bif fen's motto might have been that of Cecil in "Chder Two Fines, "Aeoeuf Vaillant rlen d'lmnoss'ble," (To a va liant heart nothing is impossible), She seems the epitome of courage, the aome of Iron determination. Born without arms, hands or legs, she faced Life, and realiyinar a great tal ent locked up In her burning heart. She was born at East Quantoxheao, near Bridgwater, Somerset, Eng land ,in 1.8 4. Her parents were of humble stock. Sarah was only ST in dies tall. She felt the stir within her that only tha artist knows, that surmounts poverty, rejection, the "bafr linjr locked gate, the loud, ions: laugh. Sarah Bitten felt she MUST do it! She did. It -was one day when pondering alone the HOW to do it not giving way to her overwhelming fatf that a lijeht broke in upon her. " I have a mouth!" sho e.-ccla!nied, "It was not only made to receive food, and to speak. My teeth can hold a brush!" At that time sho was only 12 years old. Hiding the secret of her art Mrs. F, S. Seeley of Brooklawn avenue will entertain her sister, Mrs. Chauncey Marshall of New York city, over the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Barnum See ley of Ingleside place and Mr. and Mrs. H. II. DeLoss of Park place are expected to return home tomorrow from their three weeks' motor trip through Maine and Canada. who wore a becoming gotvn of taupe satin with a corsage bouquet of pink roses. Mr. Kearns was attended by William Malone as best man. Ma lone's orchestra furnished music at the weddirLg brea-kfast which followed the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Kearns are spending their honeymoon at Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Father J. Carew of Orange, N. J., was the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. M. McJ'adden of 89 l-'alrv.ew ave nue for the past few days. Mrs. street Orange . Corcoran s visiting X. J. of 732 William vlth friends in Miss Dorothy Kaplan of Port chester. X. Y wtfl be the week-end guest of Miss P.osalynd Unofsky, 308 Coleman street. Mrs. EiJward Tolo of 2150 Main street entertained with a variety shower in honor of Miss Alice Grace lost Tuesday evening. The decora tions were of golden rod and autumn leaves. The dining room was pret tily decorated with yellow and white, and at each placa card on the table the golden rod was tied with yellow ribbon. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. 13. Lyman, Mr. ancT Mrs. T. Tomllnson. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tole, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. T. Grace, Mr. and Mrs Edward Tole, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. James Cox, Mrs. A Halsted, Airs, M. Sheedy, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hartnet. Miss A. and Genevieve Sulli van, Miss May and Miss Grace O'Connor, Miss Mary Lyddy, Miss Annabel Mel'adden, Miss May Reilly, the Misses May, Eva and Alice Grace, John Shannon, John Sheehan and Frank Deiehanty. Mrs. Walter B. Lashar of Clinton avenue, has been appointed chairman of the annual donation day of th Miss Rice G-ives Stimulating Talk Mrs. Fones, New State President. OVERBLOUSE ADDS CHAR'' Connecticut "Da-ughtera of 1812 heM an enthusiastic annual meeting- yes terday at the Stratfield, this city, when Miss Gratia L. Rice of the Ju venile Court prave a roost inspiring tnlk on "The Cripis of Americaniza tion." Hlie emnbatzct! the urgent need of a thorough mericanizatio;i program vliorciby each and every alien Bridgeport Protestant Orphan Asylum ! hi every city of the United States may which will take place Thursday, Oc- 'l, reached and -be piven to umler tober 30. ! stand that unh sss he becomof an i Amerkan citizen- nnT adopts Amcri- Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Bartram of New i Can ideals, cus-.orr.s and co-operates York citv. will be the week-end 1 w!th ail for ho welfare guests of Mrs. H. J. Landes of Black ' nnd , betterment of this country, Rock avenu-, i lu' wt!1 1)c s.ont 'i,ack to hIs foreign j home. j Calling upon the women or the vari ous patriotic organizations, the speak er outlined a plan that may be used successfully in the program of educat- Miss Ethel White of State street, is ! entertaining over the week-end Miss ; Celia Clark of Xcw Canaan, Conn. I Miss Maybello Worth of Cemter street, returned from several weeks' stay with friends in New Haven. The Girls" Student Leag-ue of the Bridgeport High school will hold a dance today from 4 o'clock in the af ternoon until S o'clock in the evening: at the school gymnasium for the pur pose of raialnsr funds for the Italian Orphan Fund. The opening rally of the Trained . .j.-. .1 111 T, V, nNsMnAi .1 Howard, superintendent of nurses at practical parents she toesan inttani- j 7, . . ... ... . ; 1113 nriugtipui l v m i principal speaker. A fine program ly to practice with the mouth, how to manipulate scissors with her mouth and a needlel These essays proved so successful that Sarah Eiffea sent a boy of the village to purchase colors, palette, easel, canvas and brushes the artist's tools. Against the remonstrances of her parents she had herself placed in a high chair on a level with the easel, and her tools beside her, she began. xn& first little sketches were so success ful that Sarah Biffen wrote (with, her mouth) to a Mr. rukes of London, a miniature painter, praying him to give her lessons. Dukes was proba bly glad enough of the opportunity to have such a prodigy of persever ance for a pupil, such a pathetic splendor of pure Grit! For 16 years Sarah ElfFen studied under Mr. Dukes. In 1S12 she was carried around the country to exhibit her prowess and -talents, as well as her phenomenal ingenuity. She was at Swafl'ham an the great race week, when the place "was- packed with a noisy week end holiday crowd at the races. But Sarah Biff en drew a larger crowd than blooded horses or SwafTham en tries. A tent or booth was erected for her. The handbills of that day tell us fh&. price for seats to see the marvelous girl: the pit seats were one chilling; the gallery sixpence. Picture her in her high chair, the poor little figure of the burning eyes, not regarding the throng save with happy interest. Sarah Biffen had arrived I Watch, her writing her autograph, with her mouth, for her visitors. Watch her drawing land scapes ,and painting miniatures on ivory. The charge for these latter was three guineas. Over her shoul ders roared the voice of Mr. Dukes, ; her triumphant teacher and. conduc tor, "4I will give one thousand guineas if Miss Biffen does not produce all that has been heralded of her. But fihe did! The Earl of Morton became inter ested in the gifted girl, and placed her under the tutelage of Mr. Craig, an artist at that time very popular for his portraits and for his illustra tions for the Countess of Blessing- ton's fashionable book to which the elite of England subscribed, "The Keepsake." At last Sarah Biffen patronized by the royal family, and was able to support herself by her art, that of miniature painting. She received a medal from the Society of Artists in 1821. Sarah Biffen shouts forever to our dro-wey blood, to our fearsome ven tures: "What is Possible may be done; what Is Impossible MUST be done! of entertainment under the direction of Miss Grace D. Clarke, will be given. Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, president of the National Federation of Day, Nurs eries, will be the guest of honor at the luncheon of the Associated Chari ties on Monday at the Stratfield when the annual campaign will be opened. A wedding of interest took place Thursday morning at St. Augustine's church when Miss Loretta Tomilson became the "bride of James F. Kearns, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Kearns, of 144 Beechwood avenue. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of blue Georgette and carried a corsage bouquet of bridal roses. She was attended by Mrs. Lambert Hancort The many friends of John Bevans of 574 Howard' avenue will be pleased to know- that he has recovered from his injuries and is perparing to leave St. Vincent s hospital where he was con fined for several days. Attorney and Mrs. Solomon Badesch of 93 Iranietan avenue have returned to their home after spending the sum er vacation at their bungalow in Edgemere, L. I. Mr. Badesch has been spending a month i Califoria. 'Mr. and Mrs, E. F. Wilson of Still man street have returned from a week's stay with friends in Rockaway Beach, L, I. Members of the Executive commit tee of the Bridgeport Art league are. requested to attend a meeting in the league rooms, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, October 6, when important business matters will he taken up for discussion. Mrs. Glover E. Sanford is the chair man of the committee making prep arations for the food sale and card party to -be held on Friday, October IT, at the Burroughs home in Fair field. Mrs. Sanford is assisted by Mrs. William H. Day, vice chairman; Mrs. William H. Griffith, Mrs. George Comstock, Mrs. E. W. Fairchild, Mrs. James H". Moore, Mrs. William Morri son, Mrs. William J. Xichols, Mrs. F. W. Rennell, Mrs. Hamilton Shelton, Mrs. Stephen Fish Sherman, Miss Chary C. Smith, Mrs. H. R. Wheeler, Mrs. F. M. "Wilson, Mrs. Henry C. Woodriff and Miss Fannie L, Wordin. trig the aliens. She Urged first to reach the youth of the country; to make the children realize the glory of America and develop a reverence, loy alty and patriotic spirit for America; to teach the youth the value of a square deal and the. result of co-operation and self-reliance. Furthermore, th newcomers on reaching this coun try must be properly treated anl properly ivelcomo.il, she asserted. Irs. Mary K. Fones o-f this city was elected president of The state organ ization succoeding Mrs. Clarence T. R. Jonne, who has been named president for the. national organization. Other officers elected were: Mrs. Charles H. Armstrong of this eity,( first vV:e president; Mrs. James L. Stevens. Norwalk, second vice president; Miss Laura G. Jones, Hartford, third vie president; Mrs. Charles F. Messinger, New iraven. recording- secretary; Mrs. (D. Welch, West Haven, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Edward A. Mora, this j city, registrar; Miss Sara W. Webb, historian; Mrs. Robert Goodwin, New Britain, chaplain; Miss Jeannette Booth, Stratford, genealogist; Mrs. Xoyes D. Baldwin, auditor; Mrs. Chaises F. Merwin, councillor; Miss Lydia A. Xorthrop, chairman of press committee; Mrs. George Maycock, chairman of house committee; Mrs. Frederick A. Strong, program com mittee; Mrs. Helen T. Sharp es, chair man of committee on grave markers; Mrs. Sidney H. Dawson, chairman of ookout and honor roll; and Mrs. Jennt, chairman of historical collec tions. Mrs. Jenne and Mrs. David T. Welch were elected honorary presi dents of the society. A fine musical program untder the direction of Mrs. F. B. Granniss, head of the Women's Liberty chorus, was enjoyed. Mrs. Frederick Hindsleywas the accompanist. r - V'.i n DEMONS j ft m h 3 SZZJ- v S 4- TRATION . ANNIIJG IS ELL ATTENDED Cold Pack Method Found to Be Best for Vegetables and Fruit. V if Merry Whist Club Arrange Surprise For Bride-Elect NEW CLOTHES 51ne lace applied to cream organdie is popular as a frock trimming. Ribbon trimmings continue good. They are used in loops or strip effects and always follow fha vertical lines of tlie new skirt. A very unique surprise miscellane ous shower was tendered Miss Helen B. Bliss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Bliss, 6 40 Washington avenue, by the members of the Merry Whist club last night, in honor of her coming marniage to Frank A. Dalton of North avenue. The members of the club brought everything in preparation for a merry evening, even the refresh ments and the utensils in which to prepare them, thereby surprising the entire family. Miss Bliss was the recipient of a number of very at tractive and useful gifts for the new home. Her marriage will be cele brated October 22 at St. Augustine's church. The members of the'elub who ar ranged the surprise include Mrs. Mary Swam, Mrs. Mary Fulton, Mrs. Mabel Donegan, Mrs. J. Johnson, Mrs. A. Hawkins, Mrs. A. Maloney, Mrs. J. Cassidy, Mrs. B. Brady, Mrs. J. Cop ley, Mrs. H. Saul, Mrs. O. Burns, Mrs. J. Archer, Mrs. J. Jacobs, Mrs. H. Maloney, Mrs. F. Conway, Mrs. J. Murphy, Miss Elizabeth Swam, Miss Marion Price, Mrs. J. Horkhedmer, Mrs. M. Mooney, Mrs. C. Kelly, Miss Gladys Boelmer, Mrs. M. C. Price and Miss Edna Kelly. l'K()z;:x l'IDDLVG One cup of milk, yolk of 1 egg, 1 1-2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of preserved fruit, 1 teaspoonful vanilla, 1 pint of cream or milk, 1 tablespoonful cornstarch, 1 cup raisins, 1-4 cup chopped nuts, pinch of salt. Scald the milk; add. the sugar and stir until dissolved. Mix the cornstarch with a little cold milk, and add the beaten yolk of the egg to the scalded milk. Cook fully 3-4 of an hour, stirring oc casionally. Take from the fire and add small pinch of salt, the vanilla, fruit and nuts. When cold add the cream, whipped, or milk and freeze. This recipe may be varied at will by the use of different fruits and nuts, by the addition of citron .and the use of various flavors. V r V l Again the overblouse greets us, this time in navy blue chiffon. It varies from its predecessors in its abrupt ending at the waist line in the middle of the front, while it continues below the belt on each side in the manner of poc kets. A narrow row of embroid- 4 As ' ' sh;ides of ery in the masrnetit flame and electric blue encircles the neck. The same color scheme is carried out in the large figures on the waist and on the lower parts, and the effect is striking, to say the least. High School Girls Are Praised For , Summer Work Miss Stella W. Jones, member of the Community Service Commission, spoke to the girls of the Bridgeport High School yesterday. Miss Jones explained the kind of work the Com munity Service Commission has done during the summer, and what it is now doing. She said, in part, "I wish to mention the excellent, manner in which you High school girls have answered the calls that have been made upon you. The work of the 1 iigh school story-tellers reached thousands of children this summer. Many of the g-irls went alonr on the ocean outing trips to Port Jefferson as helpers.' Miss Jones suggested that the frirls of the Hiih school take up some form of Community work this year. An interesting program was then given. Miss Madelaine Farly sang Yesterday another canning &nS jelly-making demonstration was given at ihp Food Hut on State street, MisS Gladys L. Green was assisted in the work by Miss Isabella Modelh The different methods of canning were discussed and the merits of the c o ; d pack method over others ex -plained. In attending one dtmonstra lion and soeing a fruit and a vegeta ble canr.cu, one has the method so that by following lha time table in the canning buiiotitn all the gcrden and orchard products can be put tip for the winter. For vegetables The cold pack method is the scientific and the simplest sure method. With the ex ception of the canning of tomatoes, the open kettle method is not suc cessful for vegetables. For fruits Although fruttg can he kept by the open kettle method of canning, the color, shape and flavor of the cold pack product la found to be better and a smaller amount of supar, or no sugar, need be used In doing them. The Food Hut has given weekly canning demonstrations throughout the summer and will continue them as long as the canning season lasts. On Wednesday afternoon the Hut was crowded to capacity for a mil linery demonstration. This Is the season when women are thinking about their fall and winter hats and also about getting their hats as Inex-persivi-iy as possible. Home millinery Is a field in which comparatively few women have any experience, but a project which is just as practical as home dressmaking. Miss Green showed how to make a rufi'led velvet hat, using a blocked foundation crown. This h:n can be made --at home for ?2.60, and the price of tne same model m t::e shops is $5.u0. A close-fitting turn was demonstrat ed and a'so the designing and devel oping of buckrim isaraes. On next Wednesday at 2:30 there will be a demonstration on the use of home dyes at the Food Hut. "Kiss Me Again," and "'Wonderful Mother of Mine." Miss; Lillian Reil ly recited and Miss Car?re ine Morris sey gave a piano f ?lec.don. Miss Asrnes Iviely of the senior class was chairman of the meeting. Before putting cake, biscuits and gingerbread in oven, drop on floor or table two or three times, to prevent it falling in middle if moved while in Was Eventually Cared bj Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound. Many of the French frocks lnaiet upon tha high collar. To elv color and brilliance to the rnrwt afternoon and evening- blous es, pallettea are popalarly used with dresair effects. It is said that soft effects are to continue throughout the season. Bright oolor embroideries upon VJ cloth are veiled in sold lace. Make a sprinkler for your flower garden by taking a lard pall, any size preferred, and with a small nail punch a number of holes Ini the bot tom. Fill the punctured pall by set ting it in a larger pail of water, and swing it back and forth over your VALUABLE BECIPES CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE Make a custard: Bring 2 cups of milk to a boil, take from the fire and add 1-2 cup of sugar, yolks of 2 eggs which have been beaten to a cream, 2 squares chocolate melted, then replace on the fire and stir smooth and creamy; add 1-4 of a cup of corn starch dissolved in a little milk; stir all the time; "when thick add 1 tablespoonful of vanilla and pour into the baked pie crust. When cold cover the top with thick .layer of whipped cream, or if preferred beaten whites of eggs and browned in oven. (SOtnUERX SWEET POTATO PIE Three or 4 cold boiled potatoes, sliced, 1 cup sugar, 2 cups warm wa ter, 1 tablespoon butter, some dry flour, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tea spoon lemon extract. Line a deep pan with pastry, put in a layer of potatoes, sprinkle over with sugar, flour and pieces of butter; fill pan in this way; add water and flavoring. Cover with a top crust and bake in a slow oven. PEACH CONSERVE Five and one-half pounds peaches after peeling and stoning, 6 pounds sugar, 2 large orange skins, put all through food chopper.; 1 pound wal nuts, broken small; 1 pound raisins, also through food chopper. Mash peaches, add oranges and raisins and sugar. Philadelphia, Pa. "I suffered for seven long years with a lame back, irregularities and pais. I had one physician after an other but they did me no good. Tread about Lydia E. Finkham's Vege table Compound and gave it a trial and in a short time I felt benefited and am now feeling fine, and without weak ness or pain. Many of mv friends havft III also taken Lydia E. n Pinkham's V e g e- tabie (jompound Wh 1 'Jiff II it." Mrs. I liSiSSE 917 fV i TV? Near I i Mm n J II I Irfnti n M$i&ff state . s I st. f! Miks st. j I IW Qualify Furs at " I jfMn : il 1 J::i$$&m) m SDecial 1 - -- -. ' il 1 wc-s a I Prices To properly introduce our very complete new Depart ment of Furs, we are offering a limited quantity of quality furs at special prices. Thus does a wonderful saving opportunity await you at Kirdlinger's by making prompt selection. Prices are advancing with the season and intending purchasers would be indulging the greatest extravagance to miss this opportunity. and been helDed b Margaret Ness. 1846 Hazzard St., Philadelphia., Pa. Women who suffer from displace ments, irregularities, inflammation, ulceration, backache, sideache, head aches or "the blues" should not reBt antil they have given this famous root and heA remedy, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, a trial. If complications exist, write Lydia E. Pinkharn Medicine Co., Lyr.n, Mass., for special suggestions. The result of its long experience is at your service. nuts. Cook 10 nut in ylnsspn. For a Cnsifed Skin Over 100,000 people hav proven that nothing relieves the soreness like Sykss mr&iQzi Powder One box Droves its extraordinary healine uook uniii ime jam a.nu ituu power. I- leehy people tafce notice, minutes longer and i 5o ct tha Vinci nnd other drug stores I I ne comtort fowdoc Ua t.talon ,. Maas. Fur Coats of Hudson Seal, Nutria, Mole, Marmot, Raccoon, Squirrel, Near seal, Natural Muskrat, Etc. Sets, Capes, and Pieces in Fashionable Pelts. Special for Saturday $75-Fox Scarfs In black and taupe as handsome as any lynx 98 $49 $35 Wolf Scarfs Genuine Manchurian Wolf in black, taupe and brown $11 798 i . 1 - -