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BLACK VELVET AND ERMINTS COMBINATION.
GOWNS FOR THE NEW YEAR
MODIFICATION OF EARLIER FASHIONS
—ACCESSORIES TO EVENING
TOILETS. i
Paris, December 14.
. For street and risking gowns various shades of
rirown i-eem to be gaining in popularity. Velvet
in reddish brown is effective, combined with a
light shade of tan, In cloth. A handsome suit of
this sort has a close but flaring skirt of the vel
vet, with a stitched pattern of the cloth running
about the skirt and up one side. The pattern is (
composed of leaves, some of which are veined in
gold and others done in cold outline on the vel
vet. The bolero jacket is of the velvet, laid in
BjtfNSgsN, with collar and lapels that fall below
the waist line in stole fashion, done in cloth, with !
edge of sable. The underblouse is of cream silk,
Inset with squares of ecru guipure.
Suits In two shades are considered "chic." Tne
following gown in silk and wool would serve as an
excellent model for a cloth gown In two shades
of the same color or in a cloth and velvet com
bination. The material is a light green wool, with
Irregular lines of dull red running through it, and
Is made up with dark green silk. The foundation
skirt has a shaped flounce of the silk, arranged
In shingles and flaring considerably. Over this
the drop skirt of the stuff is arranged.
in several pointed panels, joined together by an
embroidery of dull red and dark green cord, and
flnif hed in the same way. This skirt is cut to hang
clcee to The figure, with the points .well held out
by the flare of the foundation skirt. For the top
there is a blouse Jacket of the wool, ' tucked into
a belt of the 6l!k. The jacket is made in several
panels. Joined by lines of embroidery similar to
those on the skirt. It is double breasted and
closed with large buttons of some dull red metal,
¦with tracery of greenish bronze running over it.
There are revers of tucked silk. There is to finish
a military cravat of white satin, with small turn
over top and scarf of black velvet, em'oroidered ,
with gold.
PRETTY STYLE OF JACKET.
Many of those blouse jackets cut to close in
double breasted fashion have the lining elaborately,
trimmed so they may be Worn- with the fronts
turned back. Very neat la one of black velvet,
with the white satin lining embroidered with fine
gold and black braid. These fronts when turned
back make handsome revers to the jacket. A front
lining of fur is comfortable, and makes a handsome
ernamentation when the garment is thrown open.
The Joo*e, or half-loose cutaway Is a modish
fii»;»-. and far newer than the' half-fitted box coat.
It has revers. Is double breasted for the space of
four buttons, and has skirts. longer; but similar In
6hepe to those on a man's cutaway coat. A fash
ionable tailor has Just turned out a" suit In black
velvet and Fable cut In this way. : Fur trimmed
f uits seem far more generally used this year than
heretofore, and th* most costly furs are cut up
for trimmings. . A shaped flounce of fur Is no un
common ..ddition to a cloth skirt that is to ac
oorapany a fur trimmed Jacket. The blouse bodice
Is a charming model in fur. and is best with a
t-kirt on winch there is some fur trimming.
The gray Pereiaa lamb, no fashionable this win
ter, is charmingly made up- with narrow vest and
tight uaderalecsjßß of gray velvet, striped with si!
¦ vcr bra!<j. The fur sleeves are close, but have
turn up cuffs that are flaring. The shape of the
jacket is the blouse, belted, and there are small
close and pointed hip pieces. The belt is of silver
cloth. Worn with a skirt of gray cloth and gray
hat. trimmed with a lining of turquoise blue to
trim and long gray feathers, this makes a perfect
costume.
IT one still fancies the fur bolero, the best model
*ho\vs a vest of some second material such a a
; verse ,Ms U n° r Ve i, Vt>t - But ' «»>. Is o re!
ssr this idea- and wear the short Jacket mnri«» of
i* ...?.?. E«ra^nt of thi« sort another fur may
a Ir V° • trlm , th , c edKes of the Dole "> and collar
v^t= S &£££S SSI-to o^!^
•v^io^.VsH&Sl 1 ;^
gU^ thin, shoxt hairva VrW^t
FOB X DINNER GOWN.
For ¦ ceremonious dinner gown white satin em
broidered with jet is an excellent choice. Such a
eo«t. is effectively trimmed with bows of tur
<juol&e blue chiffon. : '-'.? \
Cloth of gold is favorably regarded for evening
gowns. more especially when It has an effect ap
proaching the bronze. Combined . with bronze
gauze and ecru lace It makes a roost effective
reception gown. Most of the gold tissue used now
Is nearer the tone of old koM than of the brighter
metal. "... ..
Nothing is more worn for evening gowns than
tilver spangled tulle. It is used for entire gowns
and to trim gowns of plain or embroidered silk.
A rather odd dancing frock has skirt and vest to
corkage of white tulle, embroidered with silver
This j - made up with a tiny bolero Jacket of pink
HIS FIRST AND LAST CHRISTMAS.
Trim the Old Year, a Christina* tree, '"
x* Hell not be with us very long.
Make JllJ 11 last week a merry one
With laughter, dancing, and with song.
"x*.*?*^ ar ! flne ' and >' ou all know.
iJ?J iPIi Pln * ud ' B P*rfume« Buit him well.
Le '.' & * h m BOrne of every kind
m hich he loves best we none can tell.
A bottle of Pinaud's Tonique
And one of Extralt- Vegetal
And all th Perfumes Pinaud makes
At Christmas time, give him we shalL
Perhaps to others, ere he dies
The«© treasures be may give' away
Give to the friends he loves the best
In memory of this happy day. .
' I rJL b JS!f'w M s«s «' et - hls head lald »°«'.
Left V? I 1?I 1 ?' 18 frola ** Pln * ud - ,
Left to the heir, young Nineteen-One.
velvet that meets on the bust with a large bow
and slopes away in irregular folds to the waist
line behind. , From here two long velvet sash or
redingote ends fall to the bottom of the skirt.
The velvet bolero makes the only edge, a rather
severe one. to the dicolletage, but there are short.
close shoulder sleeves of the embroidered tulle.
, For a dinner gown in the Empire effect comes a
model In pale- yellow panne, fitted to the figure,
with the exception of the front breadth, which
hangs full from clusters of small pleats. Over this
is a mantle in the Empire style, of white net, inset
with figures in gpld tissue, and a running pattern
done in ecru entredeux. This falls from under
a band that suggests a bolero jacket, and is made
of lace, studded with blue stones, and run through
with tiny black velvet. On one side of the decol
letage is a spray of yellow asters with black cen
tres.
EVENING SLEEVES.
There is a great variety in the sleeves demand
ed for evening gowns. The usual form is the short*,
Close shoulder sleeve, which is. however, not al
ways becoming. This little sleeve may quite prop
erly be puffed a trifle, or it may be turned into a
very short, full ruffle. The elbow sleeve belongs
more to dinner gowns than to gowns intended for
the ballroom. A pretty effect Is gained by using
a fichu over the arms and about the d£colletage.
The corsage should in this case be attached by
straps of ribbon, lace or Jewels over the shoul
ders, and the fichu is draped about the arms and
the top of the corsage, fastening in a knot on one
side.
A pretty finish to a silk skirt may be made by -\
shaped mine, finished by rows of heavy cords. Oa
¦ gown of purple panne there are twelve of these in.
white satin ' on a flounce of purple satin. The
corsage of white lace has a little jacket of the
panne, with undervest that turns into a sash of
the purple satin, with white cords on the ends.
There la an air of simplicity to this gown that is
lather quaint.
The popular high necked gown that shall be
elaborate, while not a full evening gown, is nicely
effected In some thin fabric, like mousseline de sole
and perforated velvet. A tunic of perforated rose
colored velvet over skirts of pink mousseline de
soie has for a top a blouse of the thin stuff, with
di-pp shoulder collar of the perforated velvet. The
yoke and elbow sleeves are of lace over mousseline
de sole. The deep collar is laced across in front
with narrow black velvet ribbon, and on the bottom
of the tunic some touches of black velvet add
character.
The straight busk effect of the Pompadour bodice
is. of course, fashionable now, and there are ways
of effecting it without resorting to the severe Pom
padour bodice. A plain corsage, covered with lace,
may have the lace pattern carried down to the
skirt in a point that produces much the same effect
as the long busked corsage. This Is pretty, for the
blouse may be slightly fulled, and therefore far
more graceful in effect than the stiff lines of the
original model. The French dressmakers codv
freely from old plates, but rarely fall to Improve ori
them.
For separate stocks the Dlrectolre. or some hiirh
shape-it is oalled by several names-is the best
choice. To be worn with a flannel or velvet shirt
waist a LUrectoire collar In white satin, em
broidered In tine black velvet ribbon, and finished
with a boft black satin scarf. Is the flm choice
Another model has the flaring military choker'
opening over ;t close second choker of some soft
material and completed by a soft, loosely knotted
scarf, t hokers are really much leas elaborate than
they were a season ago.
YifUTHFULXEtS'B OF FREXCH MATRONS.
It Is said that the secret of the youthful appear
ance of so many of the French matrons is con
tained in a mysterious sachet which is Infused In a
pint or two of tepid water. In which the face is
bathed. Crowsfeet and wrinkles are cured by
bandelettes and applications which are prepared
by Dr. Dys. of Parts, and are to be obtained In this
sUtfc sT* Inie> V - Darsy ' Na m EaM Twemy
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1900.
CHRISTMAS MERRYMAKING
END of Til IS CENTURY INNOVATIONS IN
; FESTI VITIES-IIIGII, PRICES PAID ' < I
FOR DRAWING ROOM EN
TERTAINMENTS.
How to entertain the ! children, of smaller and
larger growth as well— for all are children on
Christmas. Day— ls one of the problems of the sea
son. The giving of expensive entertainments ,In
private homes is an end of the century innovation
in this country. Thirty years ago these were lim
ited to music, lectures and recitations, with some
times the help of a humorist. Since that time there
has been a growing "tendency to copy England In
employing professionals, and now talent is engaged
for private horses at a cost ranging from $15 for
Punch and Judy to $2,000 for opera stars. Five
years ago a vaudeville entertainment for a private
house or club would not have been considered high
class. To-day It is the fad. and has been elevated
almost to the standard of the musical field. For
the little* ones Punch and Judy is as fascinating
as it was to their forebears, ami Santa Claus. in
velvet robe and cap, his long, white beard still
bristling with the Icy winds of the snow country, is
Just as captivating as ever.
"Mamma," shrieked a youngster last year, as the
good saint, bearing his load, pranced into the room,
"ask him to stay to supper!" I—this1 — this being the acme
of hospitality according to baby ideas.*.
"You can ask him," responded the mother; and
Alfred, seizing Santa Claus by the coat, gave a
pressing Invitation.
"To supper!"* exclaimed Santa Clans in great
amaze. "My man, do you not know that I never
get a minute to eat; that it Is Christmas somewhere
all the time?"
Alfred, without evincing a particle of perturba
tion, turning to his mother said. "Why, mamma,
he looks just as if he ate a lot!"
As Santa Claus was Uncle Jack, whose appetite
had never been known to fall him. this unplanned
part of the programme received hearty applause.
Another little boy had determined to satisfy his
curiosity as to Santa Claus's mode of entrance to
the house, and escaping from his mother's vigi
lance discovered the saint eating bonbons in the
butler's pantry. Rushing back to the assembled
family In the library, he shouted: "Santa Claus
has come! He got down somehow and is eating
candy in there!"
This year this youngster, remembering Santa
Claus's sweet tooth, insisted on leaving a box of
candy marked "For Santa Claus" in his stocking.
Strange as It may seem, when the stocking was Ex
plored in the morning the candy was gone and In
place of It was a note of thanks signed "Santa
Claus."
The marionettes, so popular among the French
children, who support with their pennies travelling
shows of the kind in the Champs Elysee and other
Paris park*, is liked equally well by Young Ameri
ca, .-nd has become one of the favorites among
parlor entertainments. It consists of a stage, with
settings, scenes, properties and costumed figures,
the latter about three feet In height. The enter
tainment Includes a ballet, a prirna donna, who
comes in, and with the aid of a ventriloquist ren
der- popular songs; a balloon ascension, a me
chanical Turk. etc. The dancing skeleton, per
haps, more than all. delights the youngsters. For.
while he dances, his bones suddenly fall apart and
lie scattered on the floor. Then, before there is
time to recover from amazement at the calamity
they begin to gather themselves together until
again the perfect skeleton whirls about the stage.
.Magic always delights the younger members of the
family, and the man who shakes an empty hand
kerchief and produces a live rabbit or bird, or
who throws a handful of coins Into the crowd is re
garded as more than mortal. The old fashioned
humorist and the palmist, too, always entertain,
but nothing perhaps brings wilder cheers than the
animal man, who, appearing in the skins of vari
ous domestic and wild animals, imitates their cries
and antics. The shadowgraph is another never
failing source of amusement. An entire play, the
actors of which are the ten fingers and thumbs of
a deft pair of hands, is a part of the programme for
one home. A house will appear on the sheet, and
beneath the window serenadera. A nail of water
thrown from the window submerges the singers
ii nd a policeman appears upon th«: scene and takes
them off. Cinderella and other fairy and nursery
tales in brilliantly colored moving pictures are
among the newest pleasure giving schemes.
Merry revel will be beard in many country houses
which have been kept open until after the holidays,
and to supply these, as well as city homes, with
suitable entertainment will tax to their utmost
the amusement bureaus.
While the children's entertainment will in most
cases occupy the morning or afternoon of Christ
mas Day. that for the grownups will be given In
the evening. • For these . vaudeville performances
are most popular, and cost the most. These, of
course, necessitate large rooms and a stage. Other
and simpler modes of amusement are found, in
musical programmes for .which soloists, quar
tets minstrels bands, orchestras, etc., can be pro
cured. Comedians, story tellers, caricaturists and
monologists help to make an enjoyable evening.
.1 REMARKABLE CLUB.
A clubwoman tells a comic story of how her
small nephew and his friends caught the organiza
tion fever and Kot up ii club of their own. They
were anxious to compare notes with her on the
subject of their respective clubs, but, although her
nephew asked her a great many questions. It was
EVENING GOWNS FOR THE NEW YEAR.
evident that the methods of the Junior Athletic
Club were entirely original. Its business seemed
to consist principally of electing and expelling 1
members, the same member being taken in and
put out again several times a week. Irregular at
tendants were brought In by the use of physical
force, or expelled bodily by the .'same' means, and
a like penalty was brought to bear upon cases of
»v M hv U a , conduct, • usually followed, how
oower y Thl. W m H Me exercise of. th « P»rdoni?g
£« {' ii " made ll as difficult to record the
membership as to count a flock of sheep n °
cu V«V «r hh ee a d oneway" d ° " your raeetln^'. the aunt"
."«'* ' lecte d some officers. •"
-v ny > ou elected officers last week." _>:
_, ,\ "> but they didn't act good, so we thought
we'd Meet some new ones." l """gnt
••™ ™ m ~ a « ft c . otne much," went on the clubman
¦? we made him a premonitory member." uuman>
..v wn ? t? Do you mean honorary?"
ho *"' x f "£"* that ' It. He has to/pay dues, hut
i™ n"S l have to ror " e mil is he can. This
Imulled merely that Tom was exempt from' belne
selzedby the neck nnd brought- into the meetings
tr »V"ittle more." meekly replied th* aunt, WbOSS
club 1« one of the largest In the country. .
soMi- wwYsoFTiir: world.
HOSPITALITY IN A SOI THKKN BOMI
lAMK OF "AIM DINAH."
On the shores of what are called i.u-i.i- in many
of our streams one often sees near tfcs s urryln*,
and hurrying waters that carry everything HMI
swiftly onward, quiet, placid poois, w here th- *¦**"
develops, by reason of Its surrounding Ma,
Into quite a different character, ¦tfrnrlai
In its smooth surface the mats and ttm
that hover about it. and affording a quiet
haven for the fat trout that glide laxlly
about under the shadow of the vegetation
on the bark?. So. In places "iar from the madding
crowd" there are. even In this eager, busy country
of ours, where every one Js striving and pushing
In the race for success, quiet communities, where
oldtlme customs still prevail and where the inhab
itants are quite content with the simple pleasures
and occupations of their forbears. Particularly ia
this the case In the rural districts of the South,
where in their Impoverished old manor houses, and
surrounded by their broad acres, the descendants of
the heroes of the Lost Cause still keep up the sem
blance cf their former existence, indifferent to the
rush and turmoil of the outstde world. And al
though their crops are gathered in by "hired nig
gers'* very different from the faithful serfs of yore,
their stud of horses reduced to a few ungroomed
nags, and money is more than a scarce commodity,
they still dispense their hospitality with the same
generous spirit, and are unmistakably what they
pride themselves on being— worthy representatives
of the gentlemen of the olden school both in man
ners and appearance.
"It seemed very strange," remarked a Wh'.l Street
man recently, who had just returned from a busi
ness trip to the interior of Mississippi, "to go
straight from the routine of a brokers life at the
Stock Exchange In New- York into a community
of Southern gentlemen farmers, descendants of the
old planters, and I kept longing, for the pen of a
modern realistic author to Introduce some of the
interesting characters I met with into the great
American novel. They ought to be perpetuated
before the great business boom, which is beginning
to pervade the South and which must ere long
inevitably destroy these old fashioned characteris
tics, becomes universal. It seems a great pity that
the selfishness and greed of business competition
must sooner or later destroy such types, for cer
tainly they are fine old fellows! I went there a
complete stranger, stayed a week, and now feel
that there are half a dozen houses In the neigh
borhood, where at any time I would be a welcome
guest • Immediately on our arrival at M our
party was Invited to luncheon; or, rather, to take
early dinner with Colonel X. Arriving at the house)
we were ushered into n spacious hall, through
which a hearty voice sounded from behind a closed
door, "Step right In. gentlemen; I will be with you
in a minute, and. in the mean while, you'll find
everything you want near the dining room door,
meaning thereby a table literally spread with
liquors and appetizers of various description, from
which the assembled guests helped themselves
without ceremony, and where our host joined us a
few seconds later, completing his toilet as he came.
As for the luncheon. I never saw such bounty or
suc*h delicious cooking. Her master proposed we
should make a visit to Aunt Dinah. In the kitchen,
who. he told us, adored compliments, and was a
character worth seeing, as she was the finest cook
in the neighborhood and was sent for from far and
near to superintend the various functions. We all
agreed that such a luncheon deserved our thanks,
and adjourned in a body to the kitchen, where
Aunt Dinah received us with the greatest dignity
and affability, and showed us the wonders of her
storeroom.
"One of the men I met there— a splendidly pre
served specimen of vigorous old age — promised me
¦some fine quail shooting the next day. and drove
me In a shabby old buggy with a beautiful Morgan
mare to a designated point, where a couple of
horses w^re waiting for us. each ridden by a small
colored boy. with an older man to take our trap.
"It's easier riding than walking," explained General
B , 'and we get down when we want to shoot.
Coffee and Sambo will go with us to take c.xrc
of the nags,' and to my surprise the two little
imps hoppe 1 nimbly up behind us. holding on to
our coats to keep themselves from falling off. The
horses were steady old beasts, accustomed to the
work, and certainly it was an easy way of getting
a day's sport. A splendi.l brace of pointers helped
us to a bag of fifty rjuail. so that on the whole I
w-is well content with the Southern fashion of
shooting. So it wnt on. Kvery day was marked
by some hospit ible kindness, and I came away
wishing my \v< ek could have been lengthened into
a month."
AX VNiAXXY EXPERIENCE.
Ap every one knows, the northern coast of Long
Island Sound is broken up by a series of small
peninsulas and Islands which have been utilized
for building sites for country houses. These points
of land formed by the deep Indentations of the
sea are very near each other, so that houses that
are miles distant by land are often directly oppo
site, with only a short stretch of water between.
In summer, of course, and by boat, these short
transits are much used, and even occasionally in
winter .the salt water freezes- hard enough for the
trip to be made on the Ice. It was On one of these
occasions, after a gay little. 'dinner at the opposite
house, that Mr. and Mrs. B—^ announced their in
tention ¦of returning homo on their skates. Their
host •remonstrated. "There Is a , southerly wind
blowing," he said, '.'and some fishermen told me to
day the ice wouldn't last long; and you know how
ratten rait water Ice Is when it begins to go. You
had much better let me lend .you a trap, us you told
your man not to come back; and return home by
land." But Mrs. B-— insisted. "We skated this
afternoon all over the bay," she persisted, "and It
was perfectly strong. I have set my heart on
skating home by moonlight," so, pinning up her
skirts and covering her dinner gown with a long
coat, they started. Heavy clouds obscured th.
moon, from the start,' and they had MM only a
•short. way- when a fine rain began to fall. ."Let us
,gp back/ proposed Mr. B . "and take the trap
thevaald they. would lend us. ' I','it bit wife would
033 Br»».l»«>. -«•« "" d -~ d "«•*«¦»•¦
\\< i ma kin? your list of Christmas sifts, remember that notabsj
gives more pleasure than fine
hair oi:y am i:\ts
I have • magnificent assortment of ruby, mottled and pur* amaar
and tortoise shell. Some plain, others exquisitely carved, some ar»
.ii ted with Parisian diamonds. Solid sold and Merlins silvsj;
satins, velvets, laces, flowers, gauzes and feather effects, etc.
HAIR OOODS.
: My patent Newport Coll is mad* altogether of lon*, natural wary hair, with absolutely no »t«asi ft
'"""T^M^rn^^^^^ — •*«*•"-*. & U««
whose hair has become prematurely *r»y or thin. I. e^ry det.lL I »*•
My Wigs and Toupees defy detection and are correct in every aetaii. i n.»»
EVERYTHING OR THE HAIR.
Ml IIRAMH STOHKS. *«A«s«W»»\
A. SIMONSON, 933 Broadway, 21st and 22d Streets.
not hear of It. She bitterly repented of her•ob
stinacy howev-r, when they reached the middle
of the bay and heard through the gloom sharp re
ports like pistol shots.
"It is the Ice breaking up." shouted her nus
band. "Skate for your life: "
How they got over the remaining distance. »ne
said afterward, was a miracle. Crack after cracK
opened before them, water rushed up about ' n ' lr
ankles, as their Weight sunk the great pieces down
for a second. Only their fleetness saved them
and the fact that the tide was coming in. jamming
up the ice on the shore Instead of leaving an im
passable distance of water along the edge.
"It seemed like a horrlbl* nightmare, last ng
through an endless night." she said. In recounting
her experience later, "and I can feel it all when
ever I think of it. The wild night, with the hor
rible, soft southerly wind blowing in from tne
se*. the black stretch of land that seemed so rar
away, the strange, uncanny twilight that i'O m £ s
when the full moon is covered with clouds, and tne
cracking and shaking ice beneath our skates, vve
knew that a single stumble would have ended
matters for both of us. and that the icy water
would rush up and engulf us if we rested a sec
ond on the rotten salt ice. It was literally^a race
with death, and when we finally reached the wel
come shore we threw ourselves down on the rrozen
ground, too exhausted even to speak or to taKe
off our skates. My husband's shouts brought tne
servants to our aid, and we w. re soon \n JKI s
cosey 'den.' comforted with hot drinks and a blaz
ing fire. But what an experience!"
ONE VIEW OF AX AI'TOM" )HII.K.
It is amusing to see the disgust evinced by smart
coachmen for the automobile and the begoggted
man that manages It. "Wot I allers say is that a
regler gen'l'm'n sticks to the hoss," a re 1 faced
portly English coachman was heard to say to an
audience of admiring grooms. "And its a relief to
my feelln's. that \ir. E — - won't have one of them
new fangled things about. Long as I've been with
the family, and it's a nice place, there's no deny
ing, with no interference and everything of the
best. I'd leave quicker than wink if a steam
engine was put in my stable ami I had one of
them fellers hangin' about. Why not learn to
manage <>n»* myself? Why. James Smith, you Jon t
know what your talkin' about! It's beneath me
It's horses I drives, not nothin ! I'd feel like a rool
a-slttln' up on the box with nothin' before me.
Just like little Johnny there playing gee horse in
an unhitched wagon! No, sir! a hoss's good enough
for me. anl I hope that any gen'l'mn that ls
a gen'l'm'n thinks the same. You say that lots
of young swells skoot about the country in them.
So they do. I don't deny it, but that don't prove
that they ure gen'l'm'n. does it? Quite the con
tralry says I. a frightenin' horses and killin' folks
promiscuous. I'd have young Mr. X. and Y. and
Z. all up in the perlice court if I had my say. It
alnt right, and I'm not the man to say it Is If It
alnt!"
CBMISTMAS CAKES.
In Oerman households Christmas cake making is
a part of the festive ceremonials, and the good
housewives would as quickly think of turning Santa
Claus from their doors as of turning over their
holiday baking to a hireling. Among the good
things that they make at this season are Berliner
Pfannkuchen -in plain English, raised doughnuts
with jelly filling. The time occupied in th.lr mak
ing is fully recompensed by the result
Put Into a. bowl four cupfuls of sifted flour, a
quarter teaspoonful of salt and one tablespoonful
of sugar. M.ikt- a hollow in the centre of the mixt
ure and pour into it one vast cake that has been
dissolved in half a cupful of tepid milk. .Melt one
fourth cupful of solid butter. Add it to one cupful
of warm milk ami turn into the bowl. If the
milk and butter are hot they will kill the yeast.
Add the yolks o* eight eggs and mix th; whole into
a soft dough. Cover tbe txrwt with a cloth ami set
In a warm place until the dough haa rallied to
double its original height. Then take half the
dough, put It On a floured moulding board that Is
not cold, and roll it into a sheet about a quarter
of an Inch thick; out it Into rounds with a cake
cutter. Brush these with beaten rgK and place in
the centre of half the number a teaspoonful of
marmalade or of fruit Jelly. Cover these with the
remaining half of the rounds, press the edit** to
gether and cut out again with a cutter which Is
a little smaller than the tlrst one. Put them on a
floured napkin In v warm place and cover with a
napkin. They should rise to double their height in
half an hour. Meanwhile repeat tin- procesx with
the other part of the dough. Fry in dVew hot fat
the same as crullers, keeping then turning con
stantly while they are In the kettle. When done
remove to blotting paper and roll In powdered
susar The "Berliner* " are considered best while
hot. hut many people serve them for breakfast
with coffee.
Among the favorite sWall cakes are peppernuts.
Creiim e-half pound of lard, one
of solid butter and two cupfuls of brows sugar.
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Add to this three eggs, beating them In one at x
time and stirring thoroughly after each ia added
To this add one grated nutmeg, two teadpoonfoia
of cinnamon, one teaspoonful of ground cloves, two
teaspoon f>i is of ground anlseseed. two ounces of
whole .oriander seeds, one-half pound of chopped
almonds and one-fourth pound of chopped citron.
Then put in six cupfula of molasses, with which
has assa mixed two teaspoonfils of baking soda
dissolved in a little boiling water, and flour wtta
which four teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar tas
been sifted. Flour sufficient to make a stiff dough
should be used. Work th? dough with the hands
until it is perfectly smooth anl the ingr-dlents are
thoroughly mixed. Shape it into long rolls about
an inch in diameter, and cut these into 3;ices one
fnurth of an Inch thick. Bake in a quick oven
until a light brown, and when cold turn Into a
cake box. where they will keep an indefinite thne.
For almond cookies, blanch one-half pound of
sweet almonds and five bitter almonds, and mortar
them to a paste with the white of an egg. Cream
together one cupful of sugar and one tablespoonfol
of butter. Mix this with the grated rind of one
lemon, a saltspoonful of salt, two cupfuls of flour,
two eggs and the almond paste. \V.-rk the mixture
into a *tiff dough. Roll It into a thin sheet, and
cut with fancy shaped cooky cutter?. Bake on
buttered tins in a medium hot eft
Biscuit kippel are more delicate, and are deltcioaa
with ice creams and sherbets. Beat together to a
cream one-half cupful of powdered sugar and th»
yolks of four eggs. Add "one cupful of sifted flour
and the stifftv beaten wnites of four eggs. Drop
by teaspoonfula into pap«»r lined tins, sprinkle them
with sugar and finely chopped almonds, and bak«»
in a slow oven.
In all the above rules, as in all the recipes given
In the Household- Department ot The* Trf&une. md
spoonful means a rounded spoonful— tl*at "is, not
heaped, but rounded over in the same proportion
as the spoon Is concave.
A cupful of dry material should be heaped lightly
(not shaken down), and then, with a knife, levelled
across the top. making an even cupful.
When butter is to be melted it 13 always so
stated.
FAVORS AT A CHRISTMAS DAXCE.
Lady Curzon. in her Christmas festivities of last
year, invented some new figures In a cotillon that
may serve as* hints to American hostesses. The
cotillon was a combination of business and pleas
ure, as Lady Curzon wished to add to her fund for
the relief of the famine sufferers, but the money
pari of it could be dropped, unless the American
hostess also wished to serve a pet charity.
In the centre of the ballroom hun? a huge bunch
of mistletoe, and a solid money forfeit had to be
paid by any couple who were so unlucky as to be
forced by other couples under the fatal bough.
One couple was appointed by the leader to dance
alone, then, he called up ten couples to waltz about
and try to force the first couple to pass, under the
chandelier. After this he called up ten more couple*
to defend the first couple from the strategy of the
aggressive ten. A pretty game of waltz football
ensued, under the rules that everybody must keep
dancing all the time, and that when the first ten,
after eight minutes, failed to force the pursued
couple under the mistletoe, it was their duty to
collect the sum of the whole forfeit among then
selves and put the amount, In actual money or
promises to pay. in the poorbox at the door.
For the second figure favors were for sale that
Is to say. the couples, when passing up to the favor
table, were allowed to choose from among th«
trifles? displayed, but on the back of every glmcracic
a number was pasted from a penny to the amount
of a pound, and that sum the person selecting was
obliged to put in the poorbox. A tremendous
amount of guessing and flutter went on at the
favor table, and the most elegant favors sometimes
demanded only a penny, while the unlucky big
number would be found attached to a silly how of
ribbon.
The third and most brilliant figure was an auc
tion sale of charming girls hidden wholly Inside of
huge Christmas stockings. Ten young women
would be called up and carried into an adjoining
room. They were persuaded to step into enormous
stockings made of different goods a silk stock
ing, -another a brilliant golf hose, another a plain
stout yarn affair, a fourth was an old style w ire
stocking with a pink top. a fifth was a baby"* sock.
a sixth showed wonderful clocks, a seventh was a
clown's stocking, an eighth was an open work baa
de BOSS, the ninth was a blue stocking; and the
tenth was an old stocking, patched and worn.
Every man at the ball was allowed freely to com
ment on the appearance and possible usefulness of
the ten Brobdlngnagian hose, while the auctioneer
swung his hammer and highly recommended tb«
contents of these strange Christmas* stocking*.
Cheerful giggles and pleased comments or indig
nant protests issued from the tops of the stockings
as the- crowd criticised, laughed, peered or guessed
at the identity of the persons Inside, and finally.
when the bidding was over, the many colored bags
•were opened. Tremendous surprise ensued, and tn»
men who had bid highest Waltzed oft with their
purchases, who were pleased or reproachful. In ac
cordance with the good prices they had brought.
BIRD DAT AT THE KOSMOS.
The Kosmos Club, of Brooklyn. held Its De
cember meeting at the home of Mrs. E. R. Celts.
No. 1.L"34 Paclflc-st.. Tuesday afternoon. Mts»
Alice Morse, chairman of the day. Introduced t&8
subject of Audubon with a paper upon "Heroes
of Science In Perspective." Mrs. H. B. Davenport
then save a biographical sketch of John James
Audubon. Mrs. R Huntlngton Woodman's Mra
songs were chosen with special fitness to the suo-
Ject. Mrs. Charles P. Weekes treated "Our Song
ster Nflshbors." as seen In Prospect and Forest
parks. "The Alms and Achievements of the Audu
bon Society." presented by Mrs. Edward Adam.
with two songs by Mrs. Woodman, completed ths
programme. : „* :.-¦
THE CQSSELLY BAT.
J. H. Connelly, of No. 1.135 Broadway, originate?
or turbans and ha« for tailored garments. Is
known as -favorably now for bis high class eras*
tions as he was thirty years ago.
: SUYEL DIYERSIOXS.
Something of a novelty is the advertisement !••»
now popular to London. The reference to the ware
advertised . must be as remote as possible. ¦¦*
must be- attached In the form of a poster to tfc*
back of. the Inventor. Blank cards. with pencil*
fastened to them, are gtven to each guest. w*»
writes on them what she considers to be the ar
ticles advertised by the different posters. WINS)
every one has been Inspected and each has su
spected the others, th* hostess reads the name*
of the posters, and the person who has made ths
greatest number of correct guesses receives a prt»
Sometimes there are second and third prtses. sm
a booby prise In addition. It Is said that tie *-
vertlsement tern was Invented In Atrat-i. I **.

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