The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, December 28, 1910, Image 8

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Increased Popularity of Motoring Calls
Forth Fur Coats of Entirely New
Type Proves Parlslennes
Leaders of Fashion.
Nothing Is too luxurious in furs!
This season fashion simply demands
the best.
.lust another Instance that proves
that Parlslennes are leaders of fash
Ion. Last summer fair Frenchwomen
wore stoles of ermine with lingerie
frocks regardless of heat or cold.
Now, that winter Is here, heavy fur
garments are their whim.
The increased popularity of motor
ing has called forth fur roats of an
entirely new type. These garments
are fashioned on the lines of smart
mannish topcoats and, of course,
unique furs were necesBnry to make
the vogue a success as every one al
ways wants something different.
Leopard skin, antelope and baby deer
are quite the most popular, although
pony skin and raccoon are also note-
Fur-lined coats for motoring, as of
yore, are favored by , conservative
women. These luxurious topcoats are
mostly of heavy broadcloth, yned with
Bqulrrel and with large shawl collar
of skunk or Persian lamb.
Caracal coats of generous length
are most befitting for shopping and
daily events. Broadtail and Persian
lamb are also Included in the same
Evening coats also worn for for
mal afternoon affairs are simply
Full length coats of Russian sable
or ermine are the most queenly. One
exquiBlte ooat recently seen was of
snowy ermine with broad band of
skunk around . the bottom, which
curved gracefully at each side of the
fjxnt. Sable and ermine are fre
quently ' combined, while white fox
and sealskin is another joyous har
mony. Muffs are simply enormous and ab
solutely flat. Indeed, some are so
large and flimsy that they are almost
burdensome. Quite the most extreme
styles have wide centers of Persian
silk, or velvet, with wide bands of
fur. The large etoles to match are
fashioned likewise, only so wide that
they are more like shawls than mere
neckpieces. These particular modes
were created by Madame Agnes and
Parisiennes have thoroughly approved
. Women of moderate tastes are quite
satisfied with the round and pillow
muffs of conservative size, and stoles
of usual proportions.
Very Useful Article for Hanging on
Wall Near Wrtlng
In our sketch may be seen a very
useful little article for hanging upon
the wall by the side of the writing
table. It consists of a combined pen
wiper and pen-rack.
The upper part for the pens Is made
of a square piece of stiff cardboard,
smoothly covered with silk and edged
with a silk cord carried Into three
little loops at each corner, and there
is a long loop above by which it may
be suspended from a nail In the wall.
Two straps of ribbon are arranged
on either aide and foldr " so that they
form six little loop Into which the
pens may be slipped in and held in
the manner illustrated.
Sewn on to the lower edge Is a pen
wiper, made In the shape of a small
book and covered with the same silk
Pen-Rack and Pen-Wiper Combined.
that has been used for the upper part,
with a simple design worked upon It,
and bound at the edges with narrow
ribbon to match embroidery.
Cloth leaves, on which the pens
may be cleaned, are tacked Inside,
and any small odd remnants of cloth
will serve for the purpose, but they
should be of a dark color for prefer
ence. The combination of pen-wiper and
pen-holder Is always - a useful one,
as It enables the pen to be cleaned
after It has been used, prior to being
slipped into the holder, a thing which
Is apt to be forgotten 1th a separate
Pretty Effect Obtained by Using
Shade of Amethyst With Wide
Braid Trimming.
Velveteen In a rich shade of ame
thyst is used for this most effective
costume, the trimming being wide
braid that Is now so much used, and
which looks specially well on vel
veteen. " The sUIrt has the braid carried
from the front panel round the sides
Velveteen Walking Costume.
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and back; it Is also carried In the
same lines round the sides and back
. of coat, the fronts and "V" shaped
opening being edged by it. Tabs of
braid and . buttons form a further
- trimming.
r. Tbe muff and toque are of vel
veteen to match the costume; both
are trimmed with ermine.
Materials required: 12 yard 24
inches wide, about 7 yards of braid,
7 yards silk for lining jacket.
One Method Which Saves the Veil
and Involves Hardly Any
A number of clever expeditions have
dWn devised to hold a veil snugly
under the chin without giving It an
ugly line. Here is one method which
saves the veil also and involves hard
ly any trouble. Get the narrowest
kind of round elastic, the same colot
as the, veil (paint the while elastic
with water colors for a colored veil)
and whip it over the extreme edge of-
the veil, taking up only a single
thread all around. Include any cut I
edges, but afterward pare thme off j
neatly with a small pir of scissors.
Fasten in back with a tight knot.
The veil is slightly gathered on the
elastic, fits nicely under the chin and
over hat, and stretches when it is
raised. It seems the best solution of
a vexing problem of dress.
New Embroideries.
Wonderful effects of color are ob
tainable In new embroideries. The
tones are of autumn and possess the
deep violet and purple and green of
the grape. This Is done on linen, which
is tan or a shade of brown, and rich
effects are accomplished by this com
Soft pillows and table covers done in
these tones on brown linen or crash
and used in a room with brown wick
er furniture and hangings would b
most effective.
The new Dresden embroidery Is usu
ally attractive. It Is dainty and suit
able for a bedroom. It Is done on self
colored linen in a dozen different
tones with a single stitch and made
in the form of garlands of prim little
Outing Hats Large.
Many of the felt outing hats are
large, with rolling brims. TuIb line
is becoming to the majority of wom
en. The scarf, with Its ends dropping
over the side, softens any line that
may be too bard. You can depend
upon a milliner to do all In his power
to make an outing hat becoming, for
tbe cost is comparatively reasonable,
and therefore tbe popularity assured
s Bags for Parasols.
Put tbem in a bag till next season.
Make it of unbleached muslin, cut in
V shape. Finish at the top with a
drawstring. If the bag is to protect
white parasols, make it of blue cam
bric. , (
Mistletoe la Dangerous,
Few people who know mistletoe
only as a desirable feature of Christ
mas decorations understand that the
plant la a parasite dangerous to the
life of trees in the regions In which
It grows. It la only a question of
time, after mistletoe once begins to
(Tow upon a tree before the tree It
self will be killed. The parasite sap
the life of the Infected branches. For
tunately, it Is of slow growth, taking
years to develop to large proportions,
but when neglected, it invariably ruing
all trees it reaches.
English Women Smoke Pipes.
The latest fancy of the woman
smoker is a pipe not. the tiny affair
that suffices for the Japanese, but a
good-sized brier or a neat meer
schaum. The pipe Is boldly carried
along with a gold card case and chain
purse. For tame time now the cig
arette has given place to a cigar,
mall In size and mild In quality.
Women said they were tired of the
cigarette, and wanted a bigger smoke.
London MalL
Cripple Rldee Bicycle.
George Anstey, aged 12, a cripple,
f Leicester, England, Is one of the
most remarkable cyclists in the coun
try. Both hit legs are withered and
useless, but tbe Leicester Cripples'
Guild baa provided him with a two
wheeled pedalleea machine, with a
padded tube, covering the axle bar.
Aoroes this he lies face foremost, and
with wooden clogs strapped to his
hand he propels himself along the
street and road in a marvelously
rapid manner. He ha complete con
trol of the machine, hi hands acting
a pedal, steering gear, and brake
Pretty Qoed Definition.
W hear some funny things in Fleet
street sometimes, and the following
definition of the height of aggravation,
by a gentleman In rather shaky boot,
whom we encountered in a well-known
hostelry the other day, struck us a
being particularly choice.
"The 'eight of haggravatlon, gentle
men,'' said this pothouse humorist, set
ting hi pewter on the counter and
looking round proudly, with the air of
one about to let off a good thing, "the
'eight of haggravatlon why, trying
to ketch a flea out o' f er ear with a
pair of boxln gloves.'' Loudon Tit-Bits.
An Alaskan Luncheon.
Runner of woven Indian basketry,
with white drawnwork dollies at each
of the 12 covers, were used on an oval
mahogany table. - The dollies were
made at Bltka. - In the middle of the
table a mirror held a tall central vase
of frosted glass, surrounded by four
mailer vases, all filled with white
spring blossoms. The edge of the
mirror was banked with the same
flower. Four totem pole were placed
on dollies in the angle made by the
Place card were water color of
Alaskan scenery. Abalone shells held
aalted nuts, and tiny Indian basket
held bonbons. The soup spoon were
of horn, several of the dishes used
were made by Alaskan Indians, and
the cakes were served on basket.
The menu was as follows: Pol a son
a la Bering Sea (halibut chowder),
Yukon climbers (broiled salmon, po
tatoes Julienne), snowbirds avec
auroraborealls (roast duck with jelly),
Shungnak river - turnips, Tanana
beets, Skagway bash (salad), Fair
banks nuggets (ripe strawberries ar
ranged on Individual dishes around a
central mound of powdered sugar),
arctic slice (brick ice cream). Circle
City delight (small cakes), Klondike
nuggets (yellow cheese in round balls
ca crackers), Nome firewater (coffee).
Woman's Home Companion.
Tou will admit that you owe
great deal to your wife?"
"I should say so," replied Mr. Cum
rox. "I wouldn't be Invited to any of
her receptions or muslcales if I wasn't
married to her."
Her My brother won first prise in
that amateur guessing contest, but
they ruled him out as a professional.
Him A professional?
Her Yes. He's employed In the
government bureau, you know.
Lightning Change.
The Manager Can you make quick
change and double In a few part?
The Actor Can I? Say, you know
the scene In "Love and lobsters,"
where the hero and the villain are
fighting, and a friend rushes in and
separate 'em? Well, I played all
three part one night when the other
two fellow were ill.
Echoes ef Munchausen. ' '
It was an absent-minded traveler
1 ho had lately taken to ballooning.
"Tes," he observed Impressively. "It
was a fearful journey. The machine,
a thousand feet up, and no mora bal
last, beaded straight for Siberia, and
tbe rarefied air well, you know a
well a I do what effect that ha on
a balloon.. Yes, the peril was terri
ble." Then the old bablt was too
strong for him. "The wolyes detected
our presence. A desperate race en
sued. We felt their hot breath on the
nape of our necks." London Globe.
Not Altogether Dead.
Mr. Robert Butler of Marlborough,
England, has had the peculiar expe
rience of hearing his death announc
ed. ' He was attending the poor law
conference at Exeter when on of
the delegate moved that, in conse
quence of the death of Mr. Butler,
which they all regretted, another gen
tleman, whom he named, should be
appointed to fill his place as one of
the representatives of , Wiltshire on
the central committee. Mr. . Butler
rose from his place on the platform
and announced to the conference,
amid much amusement, that, so far
a he was aware, he was still alive
and in good health, and would be
pleased to continue in the office if the
conference desired.
Banker and Bank Notes.
, Four men, three of whom were con
nected with brokerage concerns In the
Wall street district, were discussing
United States paper currency and the
disappearance of counterfeits. "We
are o sure nowadays," said one of
the party, "as to the genuineness of
bills that little attention Is paid to
them in handling, except as to de
nomination." To prove his assertion
he took a $10 yellowback from bis
pocket, and, holding it up, asked who
could- tell whose portrait It bore. No
one knew, and by way of coaching
the broker said It was tbe first treas
urer of tbe United States. Again no
one knew the name. "Why, It's
Vlchael Hlllegaa," said the man
loudly. "But In confidence, I'll tell
)"ii, I didn't know It five minutes
at.o." New York Tribune.
Vivid at Least
Dr. Hiram C. Cortlandt, the well-
known theologian of Des Moines, said
In a recent address:
"Thomas A. Edison tells us that he
thinks the soul Is not Immortal; but,
after all, what does this great wizard
know about souls? Hi forte is elec
tricity and macutnery, and when he
talks of souls he reminds me irresist
ibly of tbe young lady who visited the
Baldwin locomotive works and then
told how a locomotive is made.
" 'You pour,' she said, 'a lot of sand
into a lot of boxes, and you throw old
stove lids and things Into a furnace,
and they you empty the molten stream
Into a hole in the sand, and everybody
yell and swears. Then you pour it
out and let it cool and pound It, and
then you put It In a thing that bores
holes in it. Then you screw it to
gether, and paint It, and put steam in
It, and it goes splendidly; and they
take It to a drafting room and make
a bluep rtnt of It. But one thing I for
got they have to make a boiler. One
man gets inside and one gets outside,
and they pound frightfully; and then
they tie It to the other thing, and you
ought to see It go!'"
Largest of Whalee.
The largest whale of Its type of
which there ts sclentlflo record wa
captured recently off Port Arthur,
Tex. .. He measured sixty-three feet
in length, and wa estimated to be
about three hundred year old.' Cap
tain Cob Plummer, mate of a United
State pilot boat, lighted the monster
In the shoals off the jetties, and the
crew of his vessel captured the mam
mal. The huge body wae towed ashore,
exhibited and much photographed, be
fore being cut up.- i
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Rat Bounty Excites Merriment.
Seattle, fearing the introduction of
bubonic plague by rats, has offered a
bounty of ten cents a rat : This move
Tacoma, safe from Infection from tbe
sea, to raucous laughter, and the Led
ger say .that the bounty, "though not
intended for rodents of ' Tacoma,
Everett, , Belllngham and other, popu
lous and busy centers, has been find
ing Its way Into the pockets of non
resident of Seattle for non-resident
rat. But the joke would be on us If
It were found that our rat popula
tion had found its way Into the Seat
tle census."
Two Very Old Ladlee.
We have heard a great deal lately
about long-lived people, but It Is prob
able that the oldest two people In the
world today are Frau Dutklevltz and
another old lady named Babavasllka.
The former lives at Poaem, In Prus
sian Poland, and was born on Febru
ary 21, 1785. She Is therefore one
hundred and twenty-Are years old.
The latter, however, I nine months
ber senior, having been born In May,
She I (till a fairly hale old woman,
and for nearly one hundred year
worked in the fields. Her descendants
number close on 100, and these now
make her a joint allowance. She live
at the village of Bavelsko, whose
neighborhood she has never quitted
during the whole of her long life. She
remembers event which happened at
the beginning of last century much
more clearly than those of the last
40 years. Dundee Advertiser.
Too Ardent a Lover.
fiorgotto Fontano, an embroiderer
who lives In the Rue Sevres in Paris,
has found herself condemned to a
month' Imprisonment for what seem
to her a harmless act
She was going home from a concert
a few evenings ago when she decided
she would like to see her fiance. As
he happen to be a fireman whose
station is In ber own neighborhood It
occurred to her It would be very easy
to summon him to her side by break
ing the glass of the fire alarm and
sounding a call.
She did so anr in a few moment
fire engine came from several direc
tions, all laden with firemen, of course,
but alas I her fiance was not among
them, and more than that all the fire
men were angry, and before she knew
what had happened she was taken to
a magistrate, who proceeded to make
the course of true love run unsmoothly
by sending her to prison for a month
In spite of her tears and protests that
she thought It would be a simple way
of bringing nor fiance to her side.
The Bright Side.
Nebuehadnezzar wa lurching ta hi
accustomed style.
"All flesh being grass," he reflect!,
"this must be Beef a la Mowed."
And chuckling hoarsely, he took eav
other chaw. Puck. ..
Kindly Intentions.
"A roan who enjoy seeing a woman
In tears Is a brute." .
"I don't know about that," replied
Miss Cayenne. "One of the kindest
husbands I know takes hi wife to )
all the emotional play."
Take Himself 8erleuely.
Nicola Tenia, dining by himself In a
hotel's great dining room, take a
table where be can be seen. Through
out hi meal he wear a deeply to
dlous, a completely absorbed, attitude.
He may bring to the table a portfolio
filled with papers. The he. may
can with prolonged solemnity. In
any event, he alts' an eloquent table
of profundity. New York Press.
Holidays In the State.
Washington' birthday I a holiday
In all states. Decoration day In all
states but Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, -Mississippi,
North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Labor
day 1 observed everywhere. Virtu
ally every state has legal holidays
having to do with its own special af
fair battle of New Orleans In Louis
iana, Texan Independence and battle
of San Jacinto In Texas, Admission
day In California, and so on. Missis
sippi Is like the federal government
in lack of statutory holidays, but by
common consent Independence day.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are ob
served. A new bne Is Columbus day
in a few of the states.
Planting Wedding Oak.
Princess August Wllhelm, wife of
the kaiser's fourth son, has set herself
the task of reviving one of Germany'
oldest customs, that according to which
newly wedded couples Immediately af
ter the marriage ceremony plant a cou
ple of oak saplings side by side In a
park or by the roadside of their na
tive town.
'The town of Mulcbausen, In Thurln
gla, 1 the first to respond to the prin
cess' appeal. A municipal official ap
pears at the church door after every
wedding and Invites the bride an
bridegroom to drive with him in a car-'
rlage to a new road near the town and
there plant oak saplings. ,
The tree planting Idea was started
by a former elector of Brandenburg;
with the object of repairing the rav
age caused by the 30 years' war. The
elector forbade young persons to mar
ry until they had planted a number ef
fruit trees.
An Unnecessary Confession.
A hearty laugh was occasioned at
the Birmingham police court by a pris
oner who gave himself away In a very
delightful manner.' The man wa the
first on the list, and the charge against
him was merely one of being drunk
and disorderly. He stepped Into the
dock, however, just at the moment
when the dock officer wa reading out '
a few of the case which were to come
before the court that morning, and a
guilty conscience apparently led him
to mistake these items fcr a list of hie
previous convictions.
He stood passive enough while the
officer read out about a dosen drunk
and disorderlies, but when he came to)
one "shopbreaking" the prisoner ex
claimed excitedly, "That wa eight
years ago, your honor," Everyone be
gan to laugh, and the prisoner, realis
ing the blunder he had made, at first
looked very black Indeed, but finally
saw the humorous side of the matter,
and a broad smile spread over hla face.
His blunder did not cost anything.
Birmingham Mall.
That Suit for Libel
Against the Postum
A disagreement about advertising arose
with a "weekly" Journal.
Following It, an attack on us appeared In
their editorial columns; sneering at the claims
we made particularly regarding Appendicitis.
We replied through the regular papers and'
the "weekly" thought we hit back rather too
hard and thereupon sued for libel.
The advertisement the "weekly" attacked
us about claimed that In many case of appen
dicitis an operation could be avoided by dis
continuing Indigestible .food, washing out the
bowels and- taking a predlgestad food Grape
Nuts. . . -. t j t i .
Observe we said MANY cases not all.
Wouldn't that knowledge be a comfort to
those who fear a surgeon's knife as they fear
death? -. ..'.
The."weekly" writer said that wa a He.
We replied that he was Ignorant of the facts.
He was put on tbe stand and compelled to
admit he waa not a Dr. and had no medical
knowledge of appendicitis and never Investi
gated to find out If tbe testlmonal letter to
our Co. were genuine.
A famous surgeon testified that when an
operation was required Grape-Nuts would not
obviate It. True. '
We never claimed that when an operation
was required Grape-Nut would prevent it.
The surgeon testified bacteria Igerms belp
ed to bring on an attack and bacteria wa
grown by undigested food frequently.
We claimed and proved by other famous
experts that undigested food was largely
responsible for appendicitis. .
We showed by expert testimony that many
case are healed without a knife, but by stop
ping the use of food which did not digest, and
when food was required again it was helpful
to use a predlgested food which did not over
tax the weakened organs of digestion.
When a pain In tbe right side appear It la
not always necessary to be rushed off to a
Cereal Co., Ltd., Gave
to Bring Out Facts
hospital and at the risk of death he cut.
Plain common sense Bhows the better way
is to stop food that evidently has not been
Then, when food Is required, use an easily
digested food. Grape-Nuts or any other If
you know It to be predlgested (partly digested
before taking).
We brought to Court analytical chemist
from New York, Chicago and MIshawaka, Ind.,
who swore to the analysis of Grape-Nuts and
that part of the starchy part of thet wheat and
barley had been transformed into sugar, the
kind of sugar produced in the human body by
digesting starch (the large part of food). : V
Some of the State chemist brought on by
the "weekly" said Grape-Nuts could not be
called a "predlgested" food because not all of
It was digested outside the body.
The other chemists said any food which had
been partly or half digested outside the body
was commonly known as "predlgested."
Splitting hairs about the meaning of a word.
It Is sufficient that If only one-half of the
food Is "predlgested," it is easier on weakened
stomach and bowels than food in which no
part Is predlgested.
To show the facts we introduce Dr. Tbos.
Darlington, former chief of the N. Y. Board
of Health, Dr. Ralph W. Webster, chief of the
Chicago Laboratories, and Dr. B. Suchs, N. Y.
If we .were a little severe In our denuncia
tion of a writer, self-confessed Ignorant about
appendicitis and its cause, It is possible the
public will excuse ua, in view of the fact that
our head, Mr. C. W. Post, ha made a lifetime
tudy of food, food digestion and effects, and
the conclusions are indorsed by many of the
best medical authorities of the day.
Is It possible that we - are at fault for
suggesting, as a Father and Mother might, to
one of the family who announced a pain In the
side: "Stop using the food, greasy meats,
gravies, mince pie, cheese, too much starchy
a Splendid Chance
food, etc., etc., which ha not been digested,
then when again ready for food use Grape
Nuts because it Is easy of digestion?" .
Or should the child be at once carted off to
a hospital and cut?
We have known of many cases wherein the
approaching signs of appendicitis have dis
appeared by the suggestion being followed.
No one better appreciates the value of a
skilful physician when a person Is in the awful
throes of acute appendicitis, but "an ounce
of. prevention Is worth a pound of cure." , t
Jurt plain old common sense is helpful even
This trial demonstrated Grape-Nut food
I pure beyond question.
U is partly predlgested.
AppendlciUa generally ha rise from undi
gested food. . - . ...
It Is not "always necessary to operate.
It Is best to BtoD ail toed. ,
When ready to beslnfeed'.pg use
gested food..
It Is lalutable and strone In Nnnrlahman
It will pay fine returns In health to quit the
heavy breakfasts and lunches and use less
food but select food certainly known to con
tain the elements nature requires to sustain
the body. May we be permitted to suggest a
breakfast of fruit. Grape-Nut and cream,
two soft boiled eggs, and some hot toast and
cocoa, milk or Postum?
The question of whether Grape-Nuts doe or
doe not contain theelements which nature
requires for the nourishment of the brain, also
of its purity, will be treated In later news
paper article. - -,
Good food Is Important and Its effect on the
body la also Important
"There)') a Reason"
Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd..
Basil Creek. Mich. "