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pound of figs, one pound of dates, one
pound of nut, one pound of butter,
one pound of flour. Juice of one orange
and one lemon, one-fourth tcaspoonful
of grated rind, one pound of sugar,
eggs, ten whites and seven yolks, one
cup of fruit Juice and molasses.
Boll one pint of currants, one pint of
raisins, and the figs until tender, chop
fine. Grate one-third of the citron an!
slice the rest, chop half of the raisins
and currants. Sprinkle the whole fruit
with extra flour. Stir the butter and
sugar together, beat the yolks well and
add to the butter and sugar, then
add the chopped fruit, a tablespoonful
of all kinds of spices, the fruit Juice and
molasses, then sift in half of the flour,
add half of the whole fruit, half of the
eggs beaten stiff, then the rest of the
fruit, the other five eggs and an extra
cup of flour and a teaspoonful of soda.
Mix well, bake three hours or more in
a slow oven.
Mrs. M. I. Aitken gave a six-handed
euchre yesterday afternon, and Mr.
and Mrs. Aitken gave a similar party
last night. About sixty persons were
entertained each time. The score cards
were adorned with quaint Dutch fig
ures done in water colors by Miss Ger
trude Aitken. There were six different
styles In these that each person at a
table might have one different from
the others. Two of the prizes were
also Dutch paintings, the others were
Dutch figures in burnt leather, holding
1903 calendars on their wrists. A two
course luncheon was served after the
games. The porch was illumined with
J -V -v
TeU Delta Delta celebrated Hal
lowe'en by Initiating seven charming
new girls into the mysteries and joys
of tin sorority. The ceremony was
performed at the chapter house, and
was followed by an elaborate banquet
at the Some of Miss Bertha DuTell.
The hoa was lavishly decorated with
the trl Delta colors, silver, gold and
blue, ai.4 with Hallowe'en emblems.
Miss Chdwick presided as toast mis
tress and called for responses from
both old And new members. The Initi
ates were Misses Inez Crow, Bernioe
WhltUer. Lila and Pauline Whitcomb,
Alice Auld, Helen Lauer and Mabel
The Young Women's Christian Asso
ciation kept open house Tuesday even
ing and more than two hundred mem
bers and friends called to spend a so
cial evening and to inspect the new
home of the association. Miss Martha
Pierce, president of the association,
Mesdaraes C. C. White, and S. D.
Hyde, and Miss Bryan, members of
the board, and Miss Stearns, general
secretary, received the callers. The
office, parlor and gymnasium were
decorated with roses and carnations.
Miss Woodsmall, the physical director,
gave an exhibition in club swinging.
Miss Morrow sang, and Reverend J.
E. Tuttle talked on the relation of the
association to the church and the com
munity. Miss Lottie Ross, assisted by
the young ladies of the gymnasium
class served punch during the even
ing. The freshmen girls of Kappa Kappa
Gamma entertained the active mem
bers and a few of the alumnae
at the home of Miss E!sie Fawell
last evening. The house was decorated
and lighted entirely with Jack-o'-lanterns
having all sorts of curious and
ludicrous faces. The girls bobbed for
apples, told fortunes and enjoyed all
sorts of Hallowe'en games.
The costumes were appropriate to
the night and were varied in design.
Doughnuts, elder, roast marshmallows
and nuts, tempted the appetites of the
Thirty-five young ladies were pres
ent. The students of the Latin depart
ment of the state university were
guests of Professor and Mrs. G. E.
Barber Monday evening at Fraternity
hall. Mr. and Mrs. Barber were as
sisted by the instructors in the depart
ment and" their wives. The hall was
decorated with university colors. Col
lege songs and a social time were en-Jeyed.
Not because it is expected that men
nnd especially college men whose
brains are busy with weightier mat
ters, will read this article, is it used,
but because the weaker sex Is inter
ested in all matters of dress and that
worn by the college man most of all.
It Is from the New York Tribune:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 11. (Spe
cial.) A leading Boston tailor was
nsked recently: "What styles will
Harvard men follow in their clothes
"Heavens," he said, "don't ask me.
I don't set the styles. The boys do
What the tailor said was true. No
fashion plate, however unique or fancy,
ever produced the fascimlle of a typi
cal college man, and no merchant,
whether a tailor, hatter, bootmaker or
pipe manufacturer, was ever able to
introduce a style here. The collesje
men know what they want They fol
low no one, and they dress in a manner
peculiar to themselves. Their clothe,
shoes, pipes, hats, collars and neck
ties are made after their own designs,
and the submissive manufacturer bows
in Bllent resignation to his fate.
This year Harvard men will assert
their individuality In dress more than
ever before. With "pancake"- hat. low
"dinky" collar, coat well moulded t'j
the form, flapping bloomerlike trous
ers and Hat Oxford shoes, the college
undergraduate will be In a class By
will be the military style, without the
flare at the hips, and will not permit its
possessor to slump or carry himself
awkwardly. He must walk erect and
gracefully If he wishes to make a goo I
Despite the efforts of tailors tt
change a two years' style, trousers foi;
the college men will be cut wide ancj
flapping at the hips this fall. Thesa
are the easiest to wear. That is what
they want them for.
This year, as last, college men will
show a supreme contempt for the cold
Some will buy overcoats, the style of
which It is impossible to predict, but
the greater part will stride about col
lege happy In the warmth which only?
perfect health and a good circulation
can give a man. It will be the style to'
stand on the front platforms of street
cars, breaking the December breeze
on Harvard bridge; it will.be the styl$
to wear low shoes through slush and
snow; it will be the style to stand more
erect in walking, and to avoid the hand,
slapping, shoulder swinging stride
which characterized the swagger man
of last year. A few knit woolen stock
ings will be worn by the colder mem
bers of the fraternity to make up for
the lack of leather over the ankles, bul
the tougher ones will face the cold In
the open work hosiery of the summer
In rainy weather the college man
will don his rain coat, which Is long
MRS. "MARY LATKY, of Lexington, Neb
Mrs. Latky was elected grand chief of honor at the recent convention
of the A. O. U. W. Degree of Honor in Nebraska.
himself. Outsiders will look upon him
as an eccentric freak; mothers will
shake their heads sadly as they watch
him; the poor chap in ready made
clothes will envy him, and he himself
will be supremely happy.
Every typical man In Harvard today
dresses in the manner described above
The "pancake" hai is a low, wide
brimmed affair, setting on his head
like a Illy pad on a mill pond. Gray
Ic becoming the popular color, al
though many of the hats are black.
Narrow bands have replaced the wider
ones of last fall, and the brims ar
slightly turned up at the outer edge.
Below the hat is a pipe. This year It
will be a short, straight stemmed pipe,
with a ard rubber mouthpiece and
pl.iiiV - -iarwood. Sliver will
net bi mament and amber
will ik in bad taste.
The c Vs collar is een
"dinkier" eaj- than It was last.
A few wing collars will be worn, but
the popular article will be the low.
comfortable piece of linen which comes
together tightly at the front and Just
displays the tightly knotted necktie
underneath. This necktie will, with
lew variations, be of black. That is
the tastiest color, and college men are
rarely seen wearing anything else.
Studied negligence will be avoided In
coat and trousers, as well as in every
other article of dress. There will be
less of a tendency toward "swagger."
and more cleancutness and sprlghtll
ness In dress. The coat will lose the
greater part of Its padding and will be
shaped more closely to the form. It
and lose and comfortable. Some will
wear conspicuous yellow oilskins, to
show that they own yachts, and not a
few will be clad In policemen's rubber
rain coats, to show that they despise
appearance and care only for being
This year as last, the mustache will
be popular at Harvard. This Is par
ticularly true of seniors. The hair will
be worn short. When the student Is
not showing his clothes on the street
cars or In the college yard he will be
either drinking chocolate, eggs or milk,
or a "horse's neck," or he will be en
tertaining his friends In his heavy an
tique furnished room. The furniture
here will be quaint, awkward and old
fashioned. The more quaint and bulk
ier it is the better he will be satisfied.
The following plaint recently pub
lished in the New York Tribune will
probably be endorsed by many fellow
sufferers over the country:
"Deli er mev from my friends," ex
claimed a reduced gentlewoman who
had gone into trade. "I can reconcile
my enemies," she continued, "even win
golden opinions from strangers, but my
friends bid fair to ruin me."
It is sad, but true, that friends are
generally the worst props that a fash
ionable woman, can lean on In misfor
tune. They" mean well, but they criti
cise sharply, and one would have to be
an angel to please them. If they order
a gown from a friend who has taken up
dressmaking, they first announce that
they feel obliged to give the commis
sion, and then they cavil over the work.
the cut, the finish, the style. This
seems hardly fair. If an order to help
out a friend is given in kindness the
same kindness should prevent criticism
which might Injure.
"I haven't a single thing I like this
season," walled a really kind hearted
woman. "So many of my friends have
gone into business that I have had to
buy my season's outfit from thenv a
walking dress from one, a dinner gown
from another, a hat from a third, and
so on." This was said at a luncheon,
and her audience was amused, but her
friends would probably have preferred
it if she had been less kind about her
orders and more circumspect with her
An order for a single table cloth of
fine Irish linen and hand woven lace,
lately given through a prominent dry
goods establishment of New York city,
required the best part of a year to fill,
and cost nearly $4,000. The lace was
fashioned to enwreath partially the
position of -each cover and to form a
centerpiece. The monogram of the In
tended recipient appeared in one por
tion of this, and the family Insignia at
Intervals throughout the lace. It was
designed as a wedding gift. Lace as
an embellishment of napkins is not yet
numbered among the novelties in table
linen, but a large Importer in this line
has placed an order for some as an
The N. O. K. club gave a party Sat
urday night at the home of Miss Sadie
Thompson, 2732 O street, as a farewell
to Miss Hattie Brown, who started on
Thursday for her new home In Cali
fornia. A guessing game, and an exhibition
by the men, of their skill in millinery,
occupied the time until dinner was an
nounced. The dinner was a delicious old
fashioned meal and was thoroughly en
joyed. The place cards were adorned
In water-colors by Miss Kenagy.
Following beside the guest of honor,
were present: Misses Ada McFall, Nell
McFall, Thompson, Brown, Kenagy,
Gertrude Kenagy, Ringer, Mary Ring
er, Allen, Robinson, and Mrs. Burton
Robinson, Miss Ida McFall, Messieurs
Richards, De Noon, Bronson, Jones,
Folts, Farell, Perslnger, Graves and
Thlrty-Jlve friends of Mrs. F. L. De
Witt were pleasantly entertained by
her at a kensinglon Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Anna Hass received a bunch of
roses as a reward for making more
neatly than did the other ladles, a yel
low muslin cap with black threa Mrs.
Will O'Shea and Misses Ernst, Auld,
and Robinson, contributed musical
numbers. Mrs. F. Layton and Mrs.
A. Haydn Myer assisted In serving a
The marriage of Miss Mae Burr,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Burr,
and Mr. John Meadows of St Joseph,
will be celebrated Wednesday, Decem
ber the tenth, at Holy Trinity Episco
pal church. A large reception at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Burr will fol
low the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Burr of New York city will arrive a
week or two before the wedding and
will spend the month of December
American women first wore and made
useful, the shirt waist, after which it
was adopted In Europe, and now the
short skirt, which has been for several
years lndlspensible In this country, has
crossed the pond and has been adopted
in Paris and other cities. Paris and
London set the fashions for dressy oc
casions, but America is gaining the
leadership In practical styles.
Miss Blanche Hargreaves entertained
a club of girls and a few young men
Informally Wednesday evening. Cards
were played and dainty refreshments
were served. Following were presejit:
Misses Mabel Hays, Vine Gahan.
Eleanor Raymond, Laura Houtz, Edith
Locke, Bates; Messieurs Richards,
Joyce, Mariey, Edmiston, Shedd, Bart
lett and Clark.
Mrs. Ode Rector entertained the
Strollers this week.