The Coast Beacon from Pass Christian, Mississippi on December 28, 1912 · 6
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The Coast Beacon from Pass Christian, Mississippi · 6

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A "Old year, you shall not die: W did wo lauRh and cry with you, I've half a mind to die with you. Old year, II you must die." ' JF""6V 1MB and tide wait not. . And I I 80 wa ve gathered one (jy mora around tha oonch of tbe dying year, whose short lifetime has been fraught with new experiences and old failures, with sorrow and with joy to the sons of men. With friendly feelings of regret wa watch hla Bolemn passing. The weary sighing of the winter wind over the frozen wastes of snow is a mournful dirge for the days that are gone, for the irrevocable past Chastening some with the heavy hand of sorrow and woeful loss, showering blessings of happiness and love upon others, the year that Is "dying In the night" has striven mightily tobe the friend of all Even where unmerited misfortune has ' swamped the high spirit and bruised the aching heart, the old year's passing stirs memories of regret for bright hopes faded, and of gratitude for the few radiant gleams of happiness which have illumined the darkness. By a natural force of habit, with many the declining moments of the old year are devoted to a sort of spiritual stock-taking. The mistakes and the offenses of the past are canvassed over during this "burial of last year's sins," and resolutions of reformation adopted for future guidance. It has been said that those who make good resolutions are only those who break them. Too often they are shnply tha Impotent products of lingering habit, aroused to life In the bewildering swirl of a customary moral house cleaning, aed doomed to a brief existence. A momentary repentance, Induced by the solemnity and associations of the season, does not effect much material change in the moral capacity for cleaa living. Generally, something Is bound to give way when new wine is put into old bottles. To do as a matter of course that which Is right as It comes Is the true secret of a good life, and becomes in time a force more persistent and effectual than the weak-kneed 1 7&rfcX0$ LSAOv It '. a. , r m m m r m w m m m m : : :: m i:, -m , ,. m r . ,v. , HINTS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS a new face at the door." Bacchus and Venus and bright-eyed Hebe give welcome and homage to the newcomer, and salute the opening of his reign with mirthful song and Joyous laughter. The festive celebration of the new year has been a salient feature In the social life of all civilized peoples, ancient and modern, and that characteristic persists In the strenuous life of torlay. The time at which the year began varied much among different nations. The Carthaginians, Egyptians, Persians and other nations of antiquity began their year at the autumnal equinox. New Year's day falling on September 22, of modern reckoning, which is also the beginning of the Jewish civil year. The Greeks chose December 22, and afterward June 22. January 1 was first adopted by the Romans, when Julius Caesar brought the civil year Into close harmony with the solar. In B. C. 46, but, for many centuries, the example was not followed by subsequent European nations. At one time the New Year contributions of her subjects, and, although she made turn gifts. It is related that she took good care to have the balance well in her own favor. The early fathers of the church reprobated the Immoral and supersti tious observances of the pagan featt-fal, and directed that the Christian year should be opened with a day of fasting, prayer and humiliation, The festal character of th6 day, how ever, pertinaciously clung to throughout the ages, and the church preserved Its religious aspect, by making It a festival in commemofa-tlbn of the circumcision. In Ct-lh-olio countries, New Year's day is a holiday of strict obligation, opening with a solemn midnight mass and the singing of the Te Deum. Many Protestant churches hold a "watch- night service" through the last three hours of the departing year a sol emn service of prayer and song and exhortation which Is hushed Into a few minutes of Bilent meditation as the midnight hour draws near, and then breaks forth into a song of praise, greeting the first moment of the new-born year. I THE VANISHED YEAR i: iii.iittttiim II v.M. . .,, , . , Luero wero seven umerenL aat.es ior me Degin- feftfr- W of-tne- y fflT MHr n.uons7 good resolutions, whose shifting In bad weather will give serious trouble until It Is Jettisoned, or wept overboard. But hush! the hour Is near. The old man Is breathing hard, bis eyes grow dim, tbe hue of death Is spreading over his hollow cheeks and wrinkled brows. Soon he will be gone, forgotten with the trouble and sorrow, the Joy and delight, he brought in his train. "Across the waste his son and heir doth ride post-haste," and we prepare to salute the rising sun, to make the rafters ring with "The king is dead, long live the king." And so, unmindful of "benefits forgot," with regret and remembrance burled deep In the Joy of the moment, we hail the signals of the momentous change the blaring of sirens and the boom of cannon, the cheering of reveling crowds and tha mad Joyous clangor of multitudinous bells. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild stay. The flying clmid, the froety light: The year la dying In the night; Ring out, wild bella, and let him die. The blessed glad new year Is coming, heralded with rejoicing, and resplendent with hope. "There's a new foot on the floor, my friend, and m AT ETHRONED by Time the old Year dies. Whose life was oiled with many deeds, Some noble, grand, some ill; he lies In history with other years of creeds And wars and men of fame; we know Him only by the things that passed Within his time. Time measured slow But found the old Year's doom at last New Year with youthful smile steps in With scepter in his hand and claims The Earth as his domain. Within His days great men may write their names; Nations may rise, may fall and die; Mysteries their secrets may unfold, But ere he knows shall come the cry "New Year, thou art among the old I" and even successive popes, until comparatively recent times, scarcely ever adopted the same chronology. RusBla and the eastern empire of Constantino dated from September 1, and the Mohammedan year, being dependent on the phases of the moon, had and has no fixed beginning. January 1 became the accepted date of the New Year among the Catholic nations of Europe In 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII Introduced the new style of reckoning, and corrected the accumulated discrepancies between the Julian computation and the actual solar year by striking ten days out of the almanac of that year. By 1700 this date was in general use throughout Europe, but it was not until 1752 that England and her American colonies adopted it. Ancient and modern civilized peoples, while differing as to the day from which they reckoned the beginning of the civil year, have agreed In distinguishing it by special festivities and religious observances. The Romans dedicated Jan-nary 1 to the oldest of their gods, Janus' of the two faces, one youthful and one aged a symbol of the wisdom of the god who knows the past and can peer Into the future. They sacrificed to him on twelve altars, and were careful so to order their conduct on New Year's day that every word ' and action should be a happy augury of the twelve months of the coming year. Kindly salutations and presents of figs, dates and sweetmeats were exchanged among the people, holiday dress was worn, and feasting became universal. New Year presents became under the Caesars a source of great personal profit to the ruler, and an onerous burden to . his subjects. The Infamous Caligula, making It known that his daughter required a dowry at the New Year, walked barefooted over the piles of gold which covered the courtyard of his palacegifts of the terrorized Roman citizens. How this custom persisted down the ages may be gathered from the fact that, even as late as the reign of William and Mary, the English nobility were accustomed to "send to tbe king a purse with gold In It, every New Year's tide." Queen Elizabeths wardrobe and Jewelry were almost wholly supplied from Once again a year has vanished, To the realm of bygones banished, Where the past years sleep In glory-Not forgotten gone before And the New Year comes to greet us, On the wings of Time to meet us. And to tell the old, old story Of the years that are no more. In the wings of Time, swift flying, Lies the Old Year, slotting, dying, Borne to join the bosv that slumbers OrJhatjllBtantunkiT wn. shpre Borne to Join the counts legion, That have crossed that mystic region, And are counted wit the numbers In that land of Nevermore. Once again the bells are ringing, Tidings of the New Year bringing, With the blythe and gladsome clangor . Of the bells that rang of yore. And their glad and tuneful pealing, Brighter, fairer skies revealing, Bids us banish sorrow, anger, Think of gladness yet In store. Let ns greet the New Year gladly Though we miss the old one sadly Let us hope for bright skies o'er us. Let our dreams be ever fail" Let ns banish care and sorrow, '" Hope for gladness on the morrow Let us build for days before us Brighter castles in the air. CAN YOUR BABY FIND ITS NOSE. ii hr i ir -' 1 ' ' I Hers Are Some of the Tests for Determining Normal Child. If a child of three years knows his name and can thrust a chubby finger to his nose, mouth and eyes, when asked about those organs, he's a normal kid. If he can't, .'then it's time papa and mamma got busy with petty's little think tank, or hell grow up to be a boob. This, In plain Boweryesque, Is the translation of the formula given In scientific terms by the medical savants of the Mental Hygiene conference and , exhibit, who are holding "tests of children" In the hall of the city college, remarks the New York Journal. "A child of four," continues the scientific formula, "Is expected to know Its sex and to be able to recognize such objects as a key, knife or a penny, and to tell the comparative length of lines. , "At five a boy or girl should be able to draw a square and to repeat sentences. Whon a child is six we ask for definition. I might ask: 'What is a forkr If a boy answered: 'I eat with a fork,' It would be sufficient for that age, but If he Inserted the word 'something' in his definition, as 'A fork is something to eat with,' it would place him In the eight-year class. If he said: 'A piece of tableware,' he would be In the twelve-year class." A child of ten Is asked what be would do If he missed a train. Here the answers vary. Any reply that Is an answer Is accepted. One child said: "Walt for another." Another said ha would "run and catch It" While boy from the Bronx said he would go home for the day. What to do if struck by a playmate was the most puzsllng of all questions. Boys Invariably looked at their mothers when the question was put "Forgive him," was the answer only a few times. ' The best examination passed so far was by seven-year-old Donald Grant of 807 West 138th street, who passed the examination for the ohlld of ten. ZOU for his generosity , ! 'im Not Giving Away X -y ' 1 Cut cf tha Good-? ef H Is Heart. ' 'hi's Ji"i r'T or ' t 1 ' r t i o ri '-!- r pi t cated that there were scattered farms beyond the fringe of timber that closely lined the stream. Cr p morning, when tbe current was hurrying ns along at eight miles an ! ur. a saw a tow-head.id boy pop rnt of the undorbnjih on the bank f :v vH-'ilg 6b(ad. i " be called, ss we drifted by, ' 1 .1 fve too soma g:!tt W you v p t . rr, ! " "Goslings?" I said, surprised. "Why, what should we do with gosllngsf' "I dunno," he replied indifferently. "What are you doing," I asked, "fishingr "No," a little rebelllously, "I'm mindln' an old cow out of the corn. "Say," he said, a little anxiously, as we were floating by, "you can have them gosilnns If you want them. I'll show you wbnre they Bre." , "No, thank you," we said. "We con!1n't take cars of tfsm." "There they ara," he leaned for ward and pointed down the bank, "right down there. You can have 'em If you want 'em." "That's a funny kid," remarked one of our party, as we drifted by a dozen half-grown goslings at the edge of the water. "Wonder what makes him so generous T" Just then, loud and shrill, came a woman's voice from the field back In the valley: "Johnnie! Johnnie O Johnnie! Air you kecpln' them goelln's out of tbe garden?" Youth's Companion. Small Economies That Will Go Far Toward Lessening tha Monthly Expense Account. Slightly soiled ribbons, if well powdered with French chalk or magnesia held over too boat from a stare for a few minutes, will quickly shed any grease or soil. They should be carefully pressed after the powder and soil have been brushed off. Smoke from a damp or gas often soils a celling in one particular spot, while the rest . remains beautifully white, tl is useful to know that soil ed oelllngs caused by lamp and gas will be rendered less conspicuous If rubbed over with dry whiting. To make baked potatoes dry and mealy, just when potatoes are tender pnt a fork at least twice into each po tato to let the steam escape. Salt and vinegar make an excellent mixture for cleaning water bottles and wine decanters. Put a dessertspoon ful of rough salt Into a decanter, moisten It with vinegar and then shake the decanter till the stains are removed. To clean a meat chopper, put a piece ot bread through It after you have been chopping raisins, meat, or anything that is hard to wash out of a chopper and you will have no dim culty In washing It afterward. DISH OF SMOTHERED BEEF i Made Up With Macaroni, It Is Most Delicious for Dinner When the . Weather Is Cold. Two pounds of shank (or. any preferred cut). Have saucepan very hot, fry out a piece of fat or grease, bottom with butter, cut up meat and place in pan, allowing to fry until smeared on every side. Salt and pepper, dredge with flour, pour on boiling water to Just cover meat, cover closely and simmer slowly until nearly done. Do not add more water unless there is danger of going dry, for you only- want enough for gravy, and not a stew. Twenty minutes before serving pare potatoes and add whole with small piece of onion. At the same time put macaroni to cook In rapidly boiling water and allow to boll 15 minutes, stirring often with a fork so as not to break, then drain and add to meat. Cook all together until potatoes are done. Take out thick part on deep platter, thicken gravy with tablespoon ot flour, dissolved with little cold water, beat very smooth, then pour contents into plat ter and serve very hot Dumplings can be added if liked. Minced Eggs. Chop coarsely five hard-boiled eggs. Season with one-quarter teaspoonful ot salt Put over the fire in a suitable dish a cupful of milk, a tablespoonful of butter, one-fourth of a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of pepper and halt a tea spoonful of savory chopped small. When this comes to a boll stir Into It a tablespoonful of flour dissolved in -a little cold milk. When of creamlike thickness add the minced eggs, stir it gently around and around for a few minutes. Serve garnished wlthMittle squares of toast ' Any desired flavor may be added to the mince, such as mushrooms, shrimps, or shredded anchovy. Bed Clothes. ' LlFhtweight bed clothes are better and warmer than heavy old-fashioned quilts and stuffy blanketB. You can make thick, light comiortaDies or cheesecloth, with three or four layers of cotton, the soft kind that comes In big rolls, for a very little money, that will give as much satisfaction as an eiderdown silk comfortable. The stores are full of attractive cheese cloth or silkoline, and the cotton to fill them Is cheap. If you can not af ford hair mattresses, buy the cotton felt ones, with a thick, loose pad to put on top. Ginger 8naps. Soften one-half cup butter and mix It with one-half cup brown sugar; add one tablespoon lard and one cup molasses, then one teaspoon ginger, one-half teaspoon cloves, three ounces pre served orange peel, one Teaspoon Bait one-half teaspoon soda dissolved In one tablespoon boiling water. Mix well and add one cup sifted Hour; turn out on floured board, knead, roll out as thin as possible, cut and bake in a quick oven. To be crisp, they must be baked on a brignt day. v Deviled Oysters. Melt one tablespoonful of butter and add one teaspoonful of finely minced onion and one teaspoonful of chopped peppers; saute until tender. Add one-half cup of oystpr Juice, one tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce, a teaspoonful of English muBtard, a speck of cayenne and two cups of choppei oysters. Cook slowly for five minutes. Serve on square of hot buttered toast Harper's Bazar. Hot Cranberry Pie. Put one quart of cranberries Into kettle, add two cups of water, one and one-half cups of sugar and then lay over the top squares of dough made like a rich biscuit dough. Cover closely and let the contents of the kettle boil for 15 minutes without uncovering. The crust part will be light as feathers and with the cooked berries will make a good, hot pudding, to be served with a lemon liquid, sauce. Sauce In Stoneware Dish. Mix In a basin one level tablespoon ful of cornstarch with one cupful of milk, then pour It Into tha chafing dish and boll, stirring all the time. Cook for ten minutes, then add half teaspoonful of vanilla extract and two yolks ot eggs. Sweeten to taste and reheat the sauce without boiling. or It will curdle. Strain and serve hot or eold with any sweet pudding. Thousand Island Dressing, Take one cup mayonnaise dressing. mix with one-half cup whipped cream, add small amount of Tarragon vine gar, one-half teaspoonful of Imperial sauce, then chop one hard boiled egg. one green pepper, one pimento, on pinch chives, mix well togther and squeeze the Juice of one lemon before serving. This sauce can be served with any kind of salaj. Pretty Hcckiii Costume V-Hi " - f ir- This costume was especially fa shioned for the athletic "hockey girl." The Bhort, warm jacket, scarf and cap and long gloves, all of the same wool material, is a distinct novelty for this winter. It serves both for keeping the wearer warm and freedom of movement. RHINESTONES MUCH IN FAVOR! SMALL COATS OF BROCADE Really There Is No More Effective Trimming for the Smart Afternoon or Evening Dress. Rhinestone trimmings are prpmt- hent for evening wear, especially in the simple outlining form suitable for edging tunics, necks, sleeves and edging elaborate scarfs of chiffon or mousseline. Rhinestones in combina tion with Jet are formed Into handsome floral and scroll effects. Rhinestone and pearl slides and ornaments are used for catching up draperies. Narrow Chiffon pink rosebud trim mings continue to be fashionable. Fur bands in skunk, mole, fox, ermine and sable continue to be much used for trimmlngB. Fur is often used in com bination with metal with excellent effect An elaborate evening wrap or gown may be trimmed with a lightweight metal band outlined with a narrow strip of fur. DRESSING GOWN This is an excellent gown for winter wear, as it fastens quite up to the throat. It Is cut Magyar with long sleeves and ' trimmed with fancy galloon. A woolen girdle draws the fullness in at the waist Materials required: -three and one-fourth yards 64 Inches wide; two and three-fourths yards of galloon. Old Rose Moire Gown. Moire silk is particularly handsome, and has practically all the good qualities of broadtail without its perishability. A smart coat and skirt in old rose moire has a high. Napoleonic double cpllar, and revers -of satin in tbe saml shade, closely covered with rattail embroidery. The coat Is of a long st-npe. with a slightly high waist and longer at the back than In the front. It Is fastened by silk cording and buttons arranged In corselet fash-Ion and a high collar and Jabot ot lace are arranged on a white lawn foundation to form the vest One of the Prettiest of the Winter Fashions, With Trimmings of Odds and Ends of Fur. The winter fashions are getting more and more alluring, and very pleasing are the little coats of brocade with their cutaway fronts and highwayman cuffs. These coats, like others of the swallow-tailed and banded descriptions, display an edging or trimming of fur, skunk, apparently, being first favorite. Many of us have been hoarding short lengths of broche velvet or satin, and rejoice that the present vogue gives us an opportunity to utilizing them. If the length be not quite sufficient for a blouse we are permitted to call into service a plain satin for Its successful completion, as a combination of plain and fancy fabrics Is a faslonable alliance this season. ' Dry velours is carrying all before Jt, and In "the finest quality is an Ideal fabric for princess tailored robes aa well as for coats and, skirts. Th more severe the design the more successful Is the result, as one's furs supply the requisite trimming. Wedgwood and Black Velvet A little girl's frock In a pretty wedg-wpod shade is made with kilted skirt and loose blouse bodice set off with a black velvet belt and buttons to match. In this case the finishing touch Is given by a sailor cnii&r nt kwhite silk.. A pretty party dress la Kiitea in rose-colored silk, and has a gathered bodice Bet on to the skirt under a thick cording of the silk and flnelyder a thick cording pf the silk and finely tucked round iho yoke, which is of cream-tinted lace. . One of the sweetest notions for the accordian frock Is carried out In cream nlnoc with a corselet and half-sleeves of lace hung round with the little borders of ball fringe for which the fancy still continues, though this . style of trimming does not of course, pretend to be new. This type of dress, with or without a trail of flowers or a, sash of ribbon, is very graceful and girlish, and it is certain to be a favorite one. ' ' s ' Cuff Reinforced. How many of us have discovered ' that, when our tailored waists come back from the laundry the third time the cuffs show signs of wear?. As . many of mine ara bought ready-maie. ' there 'Is no material for new cuffs. Now, when I buy a new waist I go over the edges of the cuffs with a tiny overhand stitch that is almost invisible, writes a contributor to Good Housekeeping. The cuffs then wear as long as the waist does. New Handbags. Handbags are seen in a variety of form. The newest is the long double sack bag, passed through a ring to wear over the fingers or suffieently large to wear as si bracelet These bags are embroidered In steel or dull beads on colored velvet or moire, to match the gown worn. Get Rugs First A specialist on the subject of rugs says that in furnlshng a room the rug should be chosen first. Then the dec orations should be decided upon, that they may above all things be In har mony with tbe rug. Walls toned to harmonize with rugs are better than those mpred. Girlish Gown. A simple and girlsh gown, is made of soft white chiffon trimmed with garlands, of green satin leaves, ap-pllqued to the bodice and skirt In border fashion. These garlands outline the round neck of the bodice, the. high waist line In the form of a girdle and the edge of a draped tunic where it is caught up with a green satin bow. The sleeves are also caught up with a satin bow. Perfume Bags for Clothing. Cloves, nutmegs, mace, caraway seeds, cinnamon and Tangulne leaves, each one-balf ounce. Florentine orris root three ounces. Have all ground to a powder well mixed and put up in small bags to place among clothing. This not only gives the clothing a fine perfume, but Is a protection against moths. Smart Coats. Talored suits have smart cutaway coats or long Russian blouse coats. The collBrs are high and straight The straight band of fur used as a collar and finished with a bow or ribbon at the side or Juat beneath the coiffure-at the back Is vary smart I

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