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THE CLUBWOMAN. THE HOUSEKEEPER. THE YOUNG GIRL-NEW IDEASANDgASHIOI
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f THE QUIET
fe fr'Jn H Wff families thoro Is generally one
quiet llltlo mouse to bo found. Unfor
tunately, sho Is generally somewhat over
looked by tho others, too. It seems a
pity, for aha frequently possesses all tho
good qualities of tho whole crowd, and
theso qualities aro seldom duly recog
nised. "My stster Mary Is such a dear,
good soul," Bald a gay, smartly gowned
'girl tho other day. Sho spoko In an nt
hiost apologetic tone of voloe, as though
ha virtues alluded to were something to
bo rather ashamed of than otherwise.
"Sho Is so willing to help all of us, but
sometimes I wish she would smarten up
6 bit In her clothes. Sho hasn't really a
bit of Btylo, and Is so quiet, too."
I feu rather anxious to meet Mary, ana
ft day or two later visited tho family. It
was as I had expected. Mary was pinch'
Ing and saving to help tho other mem
bers of tho family. Sho certainly was
not 0 good-loolclng as her eldest sister,
nor so smartly dressed as her second sis
ter, nor so witty and entertaining as her
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to her for a llttlo whllo one saw that sho
had tho finest character in tho family.
In front of her was a tremendous bas
ket, overflowing with stockings in all
It stages of disrepair. "These aro boys
stockings," I said. "I didn't know that
you had any brothers."
"Neither I have," said Mary tranquilly.
"These stockings belong to tho children
of the baker around tho corner. Ills wlfo
in u in in dcu just now, nna, you Know,
they'vo flvo boys In tho family. So I do
their mending just now till tho mother
"Mary does tho mending for all of us,
too,'.' added the younger sister, In a pa
tronizing tone. "She's a regular old stuy-at-home."
Just at this moment tho eldest slater
rushed Jn. Sho was going out to a dance
and seemed In a violent hurry.
The Bachelor and the
. "Speaking of girls," said tho Bachelor,
' "reminds mo of something that happened
tho other day. I was going over to call
on Elslo Mooro, and on my way I mado
tho Interesting discovery that I had left
my money In my other clothes. In short,
I was tho proud possessor of Just 40
"Well, on my arrival tho first thing
Miss Mooro Informed mo was that sho
had mado an engagement for us to go
with a crowd to somo dansant. Seeing a
faint gleam of hope, I asked who was
"Oh, nobody you know. They're all
now people," sho told mo cheerfully.
"So I decided to take tho bull by tho
' horns and tell her that wo couldn't go,
and I did. Did Elsie say that it was all
right and that she really was too tired
to danco, anyway? No, sho did not.
"When that young lady was through
telling mo what a bruto I was, and how
Often I had disappointed her, and a few
other like compliments, I assure you I
.was a bit flabbergasted.
"And I'm cured, as well. It only goes
to show you that girls are all alike. They
only llko a fellow for the good times he
can afford to ,ehow them. They never
stop to think whether he Is good, bad or
Indifferent in character. All they want Is
"Another thing they entirely disregard
la from what source tho money comes.
Tho married women are tho same. Their
poor old, husbands can slave all day long,
but when they come home at night they
aro not permitted to say a word about
business. That's talking shop. Their
wlvea expect them to bo cheerful and
bright no matter how worried they are.
If lever meet a. logical woman I'd marry
her on tho spot"
"Indeedl" said the Spinster. "That's
extraordinarily generous of you! You
seem to forget that you are making Elsie
Mooro tho excuse for your own foolish
mistakes. If you hadn't spoiled her she
wouldn't expect you to take her all over
tho city. When you tie yourself to a
woman's apron strings you can expect to
bo dragged around. And, besides, if you
ever met a logical woman it wouldn't
do you much good, because If she -were
logical she wouldn't marry you."
AT THE WOMEN'S CLUBS
Women's club work Is progressing rap
Idly, now that the holiday season and
Christmas rush has stopped.
Tho New Century Club has earned Its
reputation for originality by inaugurat
ing a series of the dansants, which will
bo held on four successive Saturday aft
ernoons, from i to 6, beginning Janu
Oa Wednesday, January 6, at 3 p. m.,
the regular stated meeting of tho club
will b held. Those who will assist the
president Mrs. II, S. Prentiss Nichols,
In receiving are Mayor and Mrs. Rudolph
Blankenburg, Mr. and Mra. Ellis 13. Wil
liams, Mr. and Mrs. George Burnhara.
Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. James Mapes
The drama section of the New Century
Club Invites members of tho club to Join
class to study "Tho Art of Playwrlt
Jng," under tha direction of Professor
Brander Matthews, of Columbia Univer
sity, at the homo of Henry La Barre
Joyue, 1035 Spruce street. Tho meetings
will bo held on Saturday afternoons, ut
1:30 o'clock, and will consist of a course
of ttn lectures.
- Tho Literature and Art Committee, of
which Miss Laura Bell- Is chairman, will
meet on Thursday, January 7. at 3 p. m..
-Trjas James Warwick Price will speak
on a "Plea for Old Books."
The Board of Directors of tho Plastto
Club had their regular monthly meeting
yesterday at 3 30. Miss Harriet Sartaln,
tho president presided. Plana fpr the
annual rabbit were discussed. The regu
lar monthly meeting of the club will taka
place on Wednesday, January 8. at which
, -tita president will preside. This will be
fallowed by an Informal tea, from i to ft,
-yho Women's Club of Bidley Park will
'. t this afternoon. A musical program
Mil rendered under the direction of
gr, w. it- Anaerson. Mrs. r,uwarq
liflll Da at we piano ana uaa ueten
lwlll read a paper. At t o'clock Dr.
at Williams will Elvo a talk on
Matinee Musical Club will have Us
MMi-mootniy concert loqay ana Mrs.
Wary Walker '.chola and Mrs. Maud
Hmiw patUt wilt be In charge,
A illustrated lecture by the Herahey
Ctetia Company will ba -given at the
liMr Cnttiry doild tomorrow, at 8 p in,
On ftiturday the guild will dlseuaa bus-
'fl Bj'ownUtjr Society sjin&anCes Sta
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'Mary," she exclaimed, "please lend me
that new fan of yours. I know you'd lovo
to lond It to me. And Just mend this
pair of gloves. Tou always mend so beau
tifully, and I know you wonM mlndl Oh,
and can I have one of your new handker
chiefs and some of your perfume? Itun
upstolts for my cloak, llko a dear; I've
And Mary went She returned with tho
handkorchlcf duly poi-fumel, and tho
fan, a really lovely one. I thought there
was a wlstfut look on her face as she
handed It to her sister, saying, "Tou
won't loso It, dear! will you?"
"Of course- not, stupid," cried tho other
as sho rushed from tho room. Mary's
youngor sister then remarked In an In
jured tone: "I do think sho hnd a ncrvo
to ask for your new fan, .Mary. It's aw
fully valuable, and sho may easily loso
It, Just as sho loses everything. I thought
you cared particularly about It, since It
camo from that old admirer of yours who
went off to Japan.
Poor Maryl I didn't envy her her fam
ily life. None of tho girls seemed to
rcallzo tho unselfishness and the llncnoss
of her character. "Sho Is such a quiet
llttlo mouso," they -would say, and then
chango tho subject, as If unworthy of
further continuance. Xct, when one day
tho moBt eligible and most attractive man
In the neighborhood married Mary and
carried her oft to a homo of her own,
where her virtues wore fully appreciated
by an ndorlng husband, they wcro all
utterly surprised. "Mary must have been
pretty deep to catch such a rich and
charming man," they said.
But Mary's husband knew better. "It
Is tho quiet llttlo mouBo of the family who
does tho kindliest things In tho most un
obtruslvo way," he said.
And I am Inclined to agree with him.
The High Collar
The day of tho high collar has come
again! Long enough has the defenseless
public, been tortured by tho sight of ex
tremely V-necks and decollete afternoon
gowns. Many a woman will hall tho new
high collar with a sigh of rcllof, and per
haps Just as many will bravo Came
Fashion's disfavor and remain comfort
ablo In her low collar.
Tho low collar and low-cut neck of the
daytime, frock may have been comfort
able as far as physical sensation goes,
but they were hard on tho feelings of
women who didn't become them. And
what is physical comfort compared with
The chango has been a gradual one.
Just as tho last backslider patiently al
lows her dressmaker to disfigure- her
gowns by cutting them Into a broad
V neck, the styles chango 1 The very
ones who were advocating the daytlmo
decolletaga begin to turn their collars
up to their ears on the sides, in many
cases conferring a favor on tho public
Tho low-cut afternoon blouso Is slowly
departing. In Us extreme phase It Is
seldom becoming and most always ex
aggerated and very much out of place.
So long live tho high collar! At last the
stout woman can look dignified and still
hold a reception for members and their
friends on Saturday evening, January 9.
The Women's Club of Ardmore will
hold a business meeting Friday.
At tho Civic Club five Important com
mittee meetings will be held this week
tho Legislative Committee, with Chair
man Mrs. H. Gordon McCouch, Dean
Carnell and Miss Clara MIddleton, asso
ciate chairman, met yesterday. The Pure
Food Committee, of which Mrs. William
E. Lee Is chairman, held a meeting at 11
o'clock this morning: This afternoon the
Rapid Transit Committee, of which Mrs.
John C. Trautwlne, Jr., Is chairman, will
meet at 3 o'clock. Thursday, at 11 o'clock,
the Committee on the Extension of Good
Citizenship will hold its regular meeting;
Mrs. Thomas KIrkbrlde Is chairman. The
Committee on Industrial Conditions Af
fecting Women and Children, of which
Mrs. Frank Miles Day Is chairman, meets
Friday morning at 11 o'clock.
The Emerson Club devotes Us session
today to tho discussion of current events
and to legislative matters. Mrs. Thom
son Banes Is In charge of tho legislation
Today, at 3 o'clock, the Philadelphia
Music Club will present the work of
American composers at their meeting.
Mrs. Thomas Fenton Is in charge of tha
The Hathaway Bhakespeare Club -will
continue the study of Corlolanus at their
meeting on Friday afternoon,
On January 11, at 3 p. m.. the New
Century Club will hold a Uglslatlve con
ference In the Mayor's Reception Room,
City Hall. The subject for discussion will
be "Unemployment" and tho speakers.
Director George W. Norrls and James
Maurer, member of the State Legislature
and Federation of Labor. The discussion
will be continued by a number of busi
ness men and social workers.
Tha College Club has invited the vari
ous local Alumnao Association, each to
choose a special day of the month on
which their members may make it a habit
to drop into- luncheon, knowing that they
will, on that day, And friends from their
own college. The days ao fur chosen are:
The first Monday of the month. Vassart
tha first Friday, Bryn Mawrj tho second
Monday, Wellesley; tho fourth Friday,
, Tho Ethical Society baa arranged a
most attractive program for the Sunday
4n0rnngB of this month. Neat Sunday
subject will be; Ts Civilization 'a DiS'
easeT" dlacusced by Dr. Stanton. Cotu.
Dr, Lovejoy W4lo, of th Hudson nutt-l,
Vnf Yiurk, wflf speak os January IT, on
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JOHN ERLEIGH, SCHOOLMASTER
A GRIPPING STORY OF LOVE, MYSTERY AND KIDNAPPING
Quv TVlmhtrltv, son of Anne, thf
iJareMoncsa of frim&crlc-", f at Harptrca
School, of which John Erlcioh head
matter. John mirf Anne are engaged to to
married. Lord Arthur ilcrlet. uncle of
Oil Wimbcrlcv, it-anis John that theio la
a vlot to put the Voy out of tho way. Dlcli
Mertet, a cousin, and In lino for the In
heritance of the great IVtmbcrlev tslatca,
j coniexned In the vlot. The other plot
ters are Vertlgan, a sclenca mailer at
llarptrce, who has o hold on John Erlcloh,
and lira. Trovers, Erlelgh'a slater. Mrs.
Trovers taj deserted by the man sho
loved, and this mail icaj accidentally
litlled by John Ertelgh. Vertlgan persuadetf
Erlelph to let another man pay the
penalty for his crime, and now is i a
posftlon to blackmail Erlelgh. Mrs.
Traiers does ttot know that her own
brother hilled the father of her child,
James, Two plots to Mdnan Quy IVfm
berley have failed, and the detectives em
ployed to uafc't over the boy have begun
to track down the conspirators. Another
group of conspirators also exists, but
there is no clue to them. Vertlgan visits
Mrs. Trovers, and when sho threatens to
trpose the plot, he warns her that ho will
make her miserable for life, lie also
threatens John Erlelgh's happiness.
The Wimberteys ask the Traverses to the
opera, and there James Trovers falls In
love with Guy's sister Joan. In an auto
mobile accident he saves her life, but is
lie loses his right hand, and his career
as a pianist, but he wins Joan Wimberlcv's
Lord Arthur asks John Erlelgh to dis
Mrs. Trovers tells her brother that
Vertlgan wants to marry her and that he
threatens to expose John Erlelgh, John
says that Vert'can shall not marry her.
Mrs. Trovers sees f'erttoan and informs
him that If he exposes Erlelgh, she will
expose him. Wimberley shows his room
mate a fine neio revolver fie bought. He
then takes his motor car for a trip home
to celebrate Ms mothre's birthday with
her. lie takes the teeapon with him. Tho
car breaks down in the park about a mile
from the Ti'imoerlet manfifon. He pro
poses that he walk home while the chauf
feur is repairing the car, and asks the
chauffeur for a small electrio lamp, but
the chauffeur says he Itas to have t to
repair ths car
After walking half a mile IVfmberfei
Irfpj over ait obstruction and is suddenly
enveloped In a blanket. CMoroorm fumes
overcome him. When he awakens ho flndy
himself in an old barn. Bending over htm
is Dn Anderson, of John Erlelgh's school.
Dr. Anderson and an assistant attempt to
transport him across a river. ICimberlej
attempts to run, but Dr. Anderson over
takes him. In a struggle IPImberJei draws
his revolver, fires and makes his escape.
Wimberley reaches the maiutoii and is re
ceived by his mother with exclamations of
ioy. On the way he tosses the revolver
into a lake.
ELL, Guy," said Lord Arthur,
seating himself on the edge of the
boy's bed. "What have you got to tell
"Got to tell you, uncle?"
"Yes about this Idiotic business-losing
your way and all that. Of course
directly you began to talk about It at
dinner I knew that it was all a pack of
"I say, you ought not to say that, you
know. It'a not fair on a chapru
Lord Arthur smiled. "I let you off
pretty lightly," he continued. "I didn't
cross-examine you as I might have done.
Now. my boy, you've got to tell me Just
what happened to you tonight."
The boy scowled at him sullenly.
"How do you know anything hap.
pened?" he said after a pause.
"Your faco told me that, old man,
You're not old enough yet to control your
features, I could Bee you'd been through
something pretty stiff you looked scared
to death once or twice; and when Den
ham dropped a plato you nearly jumped
out of your choir. Now you're not a
nervous young fool, aid losing your way
In the dark wouldn't have that effect on
you. Come, out with It, old man. You
were quite right to keep It from your
mother. But you've got, to tell me every
thing. Anderson again, eh?"
"Yes," said the boy, and bit by bit tha
story was told tha details had to 'be al
inpat dragged out When, Lord Arthur
Isarnt that his newpliew had actually
fired at the maj he gave a Jow Vfhistle
and his face became very grave,
"I say, Our,'" he sajd after a pause,
"thafa pretty bad tha,t shooting busi
ness." "It's rotten." eald the boy In a low
voice. "I can't set him put of my hlad
the light on his face and bis body all
tumbling sideways." He shuddered, and
-covered his face with his hands.'
"Perhaps you didn't hit hlro, old man
Just brightened him you mado off pretty
jsbarp you didn't stop to see."
"I I must have hit him.'' tho boy whis
pered. "He was, right against- met-goinc
toput'that hbrrlbl cloth, over tny bead.
I eMtdn't havA bora a it nauht-lt waj
lk-lik fc(M dro-.vriad- Oh. what -wfli,
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all ho got. I'd not -noiry about him. It's
your mother the whole tiling will come
out wo'vo tried so hard to keep It from
"But must It come out, uncle, oven If
they find the body?"
"I'm afraid so, old man. You see. I'd
have to come fonvard and tell all I
Memories of certain dctcctlvo stories
camo rUshlng Into tho boy's mind,
"I threw the pistol Into the lake," ho
blurted out "Didn't I tell you?"
"No, Guy well, I'm gad you did. I
don't suppose you'll want to handle one
again for same time."
"And It's been snowing nil tho time,"
tho boy went on, his eyes sparkling for
tho moment at the thought of his being
hunted down by detectives and evading
tnom oy sneer skill. "They'll never Hnd
out I was near tho place. I lost my
way botween tho car and tho house no
ono.ulll think I had anything to do with
"That's true enough, Guy, but we're
gentlemen, you know not criminals."
"Still, for the mater's sake, uncle I
mean don't you think I had to escape,
hadn't I? I didn't mean to shoot but I
va3 mado at tho thought of tho thing
being put back over my head."
Lord Arthur laughed and rose to his
"You won't get into trouble," he said
cheerfully. "And perhaps, after alt,
there won't be any need to say anything.
The fellow may havo been only wounded
and havo gone oft with his pal. I'm go
ing down now to have a look."
"I say, that's Jolly good of you, uncle.
And you'll come and tell me?"
"Not until tho morning, Guy. You must
get to sleep."
"How could I sleep, uncle I I suppose
I couldn't como with you,
"Certainly not. I shall take Dcnham."
"And you'll be Jolly careful, won't you,
uncle I mean you'll take a pistol with
Lord Arthur smiled. "I don't think wo
shall want anything of that sort, old
man," he said. "You'vo done enough of
that kind of thing for one night."
Ho left tho room and made his way
down to tho smoking room, where he
rang tho bell. Dcnham camo in, when
three minutes had elapsed, with a tray
of sinuses and decanters.
"All gone to bed, Denham?" said Lord
"Yes, my lord, and I thought you'd
gono too; I put something to eat and
drink In your room on a tablo by the
Lord Arthur smiled. "We're neither of
us going to bed just yet, Denham. We'vo
got a llttlo job In hand. I won't wasto
time telling you about it Put on your
hat and coat and a pair of thick boots
and meet me round by the stable gates In
10 minutes' time, and bring a lantern."
"Yes. my lord."
"And your revolver, too. We may warit
It. I'll tell you everything on our way.
Look sharp." ,
Ten minutes later Lord Arthur and tho
detective set out across the park. The
snow was falling more thickly than even
and n bitter wind from the North
moaned through the trees. Lord Arthur
told Denham what had happened.
"Merciful Heavens, my lord," said the
detective. "I do hope tho young gentle
man killed him,"
"I don't, my friend, A nice thing for
a boy like that to havo on his mind."
"SUll It would put an end to their
igames, my lord."
"' doubt It" The fellow Anderson is
only paid for tho Job. Of course, if ho
Was dying and confessed that would
ehpw up the whole business, But If he is
dead, and the other fellow made off, 1
doubt if wo shall get to the bottom of
things-bring H home to DIok Merlet"
They made their way down the long,
gentle slops jt the hill, and did not pause
until th,ey roached the river. AUer half
an hour's search they found the place
where L'ord Wimberley had been flung
on tho ground and bad struggled Den
ham went gn his knees, and began to
break away the. top 0f the snow, bringing
to light a great patch of crimson.
"Well, he may or may n6t be dead, my
lord.'' he saidj "but lie's been taken
They traced footmarks down to the
bank of the river, ft "plain pa'thway of
footmarks, as yet only partially covered
by the falling anow. Then they walked
alopg tlw bank for half u. mjle r either
direction, but saw no signs of the boat
"We'll bava a look at the abed," aald.
Lord Arthur. "We'd better, hadn't wet"
?-, tny lnrd. I think so."
Ttuy mxda, their way toward tha ihnd
tawUttot'lwwwa abrupt!? within a. few
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a match or had slid back the shutter of
a dark lantern.
"Hardly likely to bo the peoplo- wo
want," whispered Lord Arthur.
"Most unlikely, my lord. One of them
at any rato must have made off."
"Ho might havo dragged Anderson In
there those fellows have a sort of loyalty
"The boat has gone, my lord. Well,
we'd hotter go to work carefully."
Ho wrapped a woollen scarf round the
lantern, and they crept toward tho Bhcd.
Their feet made no sound in the thick
'carpet of snow.
There was a wide crack between two
oi me nourjs 01 tno snea, ana ioru Ar
thur looked through It.
"Great Scott," he said, "It's Vertlgan
this is a piece of luck."
They made their way round to tha half
open door. Vertlgan, .seated on a balo of
hay, gate a cry of pleasure as ho saw
'"lhank Heaven somo one has come," ho
exclaimed: "I never thought any one
would be out on such a night"
"What are you doing hero?" said Lord
Arthur sternly;" and who nro you."
"I'm Vertlgan, science master nt Harp
tree, and I crawled In hero to get out of
the cold and wet; 'twas about all I could
do," and ho pointed to his right leg. The
trouser was pulled up and a handkerchief
waH twisted tightly round the bare flesh
and tied In a knot.
"Slipped nnd hurt yourself, ch?" said
Vertlgan smiled. "Shot," he said grim
ly; "smashed tho bone, I expect. It's all
I can do to bear the pain."
Loid Arthur looked at Vortlgan's faco
and saw that It was whlto and drawn and
that there were beads of perspiration on
It. If the man was shamming ho was
certainly a ery clever actor.
"Shot?" ho queried. "By whom?"
"Ah, we've got to find that out. Who
are you, ilr?"
"Lord Arthur Merlet-Lady Wlmberley's
brother-in-law. Denham, do you think
7 y" carry thls Gentleman up to the
'r th'nk so- my lord-I daro say there's
a. hurdle In this shed If one could find It "
Lord Arthur stepped forward and placed
the lantern on the ground.
"Shall I have a look at yourVound?"
ho said to Vertlgan. "I know a bit about
that sou of thing-knocked about a good
deal In savage countrles-I might be able
t0..niaT? ? belter ob of the bandage."
I-Id bo awfully glad If you would."
erroaned Vertlirnn t ,u'
tti ,h k.'1u cnt on h,s knee na un
tied the blood-stained handkerchief. The
flesh was torn and part of he bone
exposed. Lord . Arthur's experience of
wounds told hln that this one had been
caused by a bullet
"I say," he said, "that's pretty bad."
and began to b nd It up with a. pu
hathtndaV5e,a,dRafa,tnTb,ed the b,e "
"We,J better get him up to the house
The d$or."a'd Denh0m' "and " ''
i '71? a'w,wa', Denham-there's her
Wl-we don't want her to know
about this night's work."
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downarntoVrkeV'h'8 BenHeU rlh?
They found a hurdle, piled it up with
tK nn,Hf,aC VrKan " the B0?t bed.
The Jolting brought Vertlgan to Ms
senses again. '
moaned? aM yU lnS t0 tak8 me?"" h0
"Up to the hquse."
i.L.W7 hlp-,s h.ft no couage-no
d.Artl!ur ."l?4 t0 Denham. ' J,Go
up to the house," he said, "and get the
motor sent down the r6ad that runs to
the ferry JOO yards lower dojn thV&w
Then we'll put this gentleman in it a?Td
take him to Harptree. I think tha? i
best Plan-anPd brlnr JomT bndy
With you. He'j likely to want k WP,
You can take the lantern with you."
Denham departed, and Lord Arthur,
cfgarefte!1 ba,e ha "
Td like some explanation ,of this busi
ness," he said slowly. "In the first place,
what are you doing hero at all?"
"I was on the frack of two scoundrels
wlmbwley." " km We '
'r.t?r'p1?' S" so. P4tel that Lord
Arthur stared at Vertlgan In bUM
amazement for a few seconds. Then Be
laughed. tf '
"That sounds a rathr tall ctary," ha
Amy tells mo In her loiter that the
members of her house-party aro Just
crazy over the fox trot, nnd evory after
noon when tho men como In, overy ono
dances In her big wide hall. Sho says
that sho has flvo neighbors within a
radius of seven miles who give delight
ful llttlo "fox trots," too, and sho hopes
I'll enjoy these ohecry llttlo parties.
Yes, Indeed, I shall, although at first
the problem of suitable clothesi for these
occasions did cxcrclso(mo a. bit. I'vo
solved the puzzlo now In two cunning
little, gowns, nnd I hope to havo many a
delightful "trot" In them, too.
Tho llrst ono Is very attractive. When
mamma heard about theso fox trots
and tho need for a couple of suitable
frocks for them, Bho at onco said: "Why,
Dorothy, do you remember that beautiful
black velvet gown of mine that I woro
over so many years ago? It has yards
and yards of exquisite material In It, and,
as I woro It very seldom. It looks qulto
fresh Btlll. It would make a lovely frock
for you, and I can unpack It at onco and.
get Mndamo Celcstlno to make It up for
ui course, i was penccuy aciimucu, us
out of my allowance I could never havo
afforded such glorious material as this.
It must havo cost dollars upon dollars a
yard. Tho frock Is finished now and fits
mo to perfection. Tho skirt Is of black
velvet, cut short and showing tho ankles
fully. It has tho popular flare, and is
Whllo It Is true that not half as many
salad materials aro available In winter
as in summer, still the housewife who
is entirely eliminating salads from her
menu need not do so. Tho purpose of
all salads, as we know, Is to act like
"brooms" and nature's scouring soap upon
the system. They aro served cold, as op
posed to most of our hot foods; they aro
dressed with cooling oil and piquant vino
gar, and thus aro entirely different from
vegetables served hot and even with
"But what shall I have for salads In
winter?" asks tho housewife. First, be
lieve that many common vegetables which
are usually served with a cream dressing
or "other sauco can be mado into a salad
by tho slmplo act of serving cold with a
real salad dressing. Such arc the humblo
carrot, the plebeian beet, and tho still
moro vulgar cabbage. All of these, nnd
oven the turnip nnd delicate oyster plant,
can bo boiled In a little nter, cooled and
served with tho regular French dressing.
How many have tried a salad of oyster
plants cool, with plenty of vinegar and
a dash of mustard? Has somo oneturncd
up his nofo at finely shredded cabbage
with a real cold slaw dressing? Who has
found distasteful a salad mado from leeks
boiled and served with a piquant oil and
Then there aro other foods which we
cannot class as fish, fowl or flesh.
Among these stands celery, which com
bines with both vegetables and fruits
and which Is really tho lettuce of winter.
Its crisp stalks and flavor harmonlzo
with such vegetables as cabbage and car
rot or combine with diced fruit and
nuts Into a salad royale. Fruit salads,
too, are just as possible In winter as in
summer, and here we havo tho grape
fruit, queen of alt citrus fruits; the
orange, the firm winter apple and the
great array of white or other California
grapes. Just now In certain sections
theso grapes are selling at 10 cents a
pound, and a pound will mako four por
tions of salad. These grapes comblno
excellently with cream or Neufchatel
.cheese, with walnuts, oranges nnd grape
If we wish to use canned foods there
are any number of possibilities for salad
making. Tender green spring beans,
small picked onions, tho delightful pl-
imento and asparagus, green and white,
all blend to cool service and dressings.
A half-can of cherries can be covered
with oil and vinegar as well as used with
a dessert. Canned pears, cream cheese
and walnut meat make an ambrosial
salad, while circles of canned pineapple,
similarly used, will give that delicious
sweet salad taste so necessary In almost
We havo almost forgotten the corpu
lent Bermuda onion, now In its glory,
which alone is sufficient for a wholesome
appetizer. There are Brussels sprouts,
too, in sojison, and a most refreshing
salad Is recalled 'of grated raw rutabaga
Monday, Tuesday and- Wednesday
January & 5 and ,8, 1915
Tabjc Linen. ToweU nnd Towcling,,Linen and Muslin Sheets
and Casw, Curtains and Upholstery. Fabric Odd Pieces for
the Tabic and Bureau, Ladies' Updenvear, Handkerchiefs.
- j m t M Good5 EmWowfeife. and Laces, Ladies Waists
Early Importation for 1918
Shown Thursday, January 7tji
Trvo Attractive Gowns for the Fox'Troi
quite six yards atound tho bottom '
freedom of movemenC which this jj
particularly in uancing, is delightful!
skirt Is decidedly hlgh-walsted. )fj
gathered Into a high, broad girdle tj jj
velvet. Tins giruio iorms mo bodlcTJ
tho frock, coming up below th U
A waist of flesh-colored chirr Sm
long Bleiavcs, Is worn with this, the tZM
cing cui in a uecp v snape, ana ii
long Bleovcs ending with a cuff of, t&
fur. Bands of skunk fur form elm
across each shoulder from tho high -f
vet girdle, nnd tho whole effect la etcnS
-r ....... ...Ui. 1.1,. V.nnl, ... .a .. V
little neck frills which aro so potfl
just now, set on a narrow band of blidfl
velvet fastening around tho throat "
My other frock fpr theso nftem&M
.i-.. - i. M.. A.A I, if... '.""vem
uuiiuuB id juuie outoio ,i, iiiiu una aluv
smarter, If anything. I Intend to .
It to tho neighboring fox-trpts hl
Amy mentions in her letter. It It
sand-colored broadcloth, tho skirt lt
Ing eight tiers or frills of the matt
nnd being out very full and wide. u
hlgh-walsted and finished with a bttj
tlft.it glrdlo of deep brown velvet,
broldcrod In gold and silver thread.
Tho wnlst, which Is qulto mhluuy t
cui, is oi. sanu-cuiureu laueios, and I
ornamented" with a row of smart rnU
dipped buttons. The sovcro, high coHuH
has nn edging of fitch fur, and is omH
at tho throat. Ono of tho new rallltSH
hats Is worn with this attractive IluS
irocit. ji is oi ucep orown velvet, ti
a gold cabuchon nt tho left Sana-coiri
DiuuAjdba uuu cuuua ul lusaet Bueue C0!3H
picie mis smart lox-iroi toilette.
SALADS FOR WINTER DAYS J
By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK
AUTHOR OF THE NEW HOUSEKEEPING
and shredded cabbage. Yes. wlS
salads are a possibility oven without 5
pensive lettuce and endlvo. It is ntejt)
nnd It can bo prepared almost dalIy(o5
of Vegetables nnd fruit In season awfij
tho housewlfo's very hands.
Copyright. 1011. by Mrs. Chrlrtlno FreMij
Seen in the Stores
Lovely, crepo do chlno Windsor tlesi
charming attribute to tho schooigWi
costume. They como in every lmaglniS
shade; In palest pastels they aro lnifcd
attractive. Tho short ones aro 25 ceS
nnd tho long ones with shaded caii St
The Christmas shopping has left y l
great many reductions in gloves. T
can get tan, gray, black and white gT5
kid gloves for S3 cents a pair. ThSj
havo fancy clasps and stitching on til
There nro piles of machine embroldertl
silk vests on sale now for J2.95. Thai
come In whlto, palest blue and flesh pint
Mufflers nro quite tho thing just WT
and como In every stylo. Milady wi
thorn flying from her throat, and Uwj
can be had In every shade to matel
her favorite trotteur. They start &tu,
and lun up to 13 apiece. 3
The prettiest of dancing slippers tn
mado of a very new cold kid. It looll
just llko it sounds, and Is finished at
with a pretty gilt buckle in the front
They are Impossibly cheap only &
A very new boot In this season of net
boots Is ono made entirely of UgM
cravenetted material. They have tta
tips and foxing of patent leather tii
cost $10 a pair. JS
Crepe de chlno combinations, with tj
without tho camisole top, can be hM
In white, flesh pink and blue. They aft
$3.93 to S.50. Petticoats to match comi
with plain and lacy flounces and raw
In price from (2.03 to $3. ij
Another great bargain Is tho salej!
dark green, bluo and black satin1 Ptt
coats with an accordion pleated fioupfl
of lovely Roman striped material. TW
aro 2 and $2.45 apiece. 'Jm
Onn lnrim niorn tt hlinwfncr a beautiful
nu.anrtmf.iit rvt titti rIIIjb H'hAV nrA mOStl1
all stripes, lavender and white, blue wAi
white and Btunnlng Roman comblnatlojwl
They are 32 jnches wide nna nro jusi ui
tmng ror tne KnocKuuoui mouse. i
cost from 63 cents to J1.3o a yara.
Care of the Teeth
You can't aflord to forget aooui jrijsst
teeth, because some day you may BftTtl
very unpleasant reminder of their exlswl
ence. Any ordinary Illness is preferaw;
to a continuous, nerve-wracking tootfe
ache. A dental expert gave the followlM
hints about taking the. proper wsy-J
treat the teeth: 4
"First of all," he says, "any actual w&
ease of the teeth must bo treated by tJi
dentist However, much can be done W
prevent, or at least delay, decay.
"Very hot food or drinks, and tiff!
acids, are tho worst foes of the t"3
So you should be careful of your inotiw
and tooth wash. These should be e,t"tJ
DStrlntrent. flntlnntln nitrnltnA fir neUtraU
Common Bait Is a good whltener for thJ
teeth, bqt you shouldn't use It too
quently. as it will scratch them.
"A charcoal Powder Is about the b
tooth wash, as It Is absolutely hannlei
Lemon Juice, peroxide (a weak solution.
are good whlteners for the teeth, TM
should be rubbed on with a soft clottfA
I First of the Year 'Sale I S
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c mt, as if jam H$wfefe4 itruete