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The Girl Who Works
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This week the articles and letters under the department of "The Girl
Who Works" are intended particularly for 'salesgirl?. It is hoped that the
latter will find them of special value and assistance. The various problems
that confront the salesgirl will be dealt with thoroughly, and correspond
ence is invited. I shall be glad to print all letters received from salesgirls, and
will carefully answer same in these columns. It is intended that the life of
the salesgirl, in all its varying phases, be .dealt with as completely as possible
and to this end all hints, questions and communications from salesgirls will
be gladly received. ELLEN ADAIR.
That the present tlmo Is exceedingly
trying to tho average salesgirl leaves no
room for doubt. The near approach ot
Christmas brings a perfect mob of shop,
pers to tho scores, mid tho rush and bustlo
are, at their height.
Tho health and tho temper of tho sales
girl are 'dreadfully tried, and, indeed, It
Is no wonder that such Is tho case. I
was In a largo department store only a
couplo of days ago, when, at tho ribbon
counter, a line of over a dozen women
wero all trying to purchaso goods from
on solitary and deeply harassed sales
girl. True, It Was tha lunch hour, and
(his probably accounted for tho fact of
her solitary condition. But her lot was
not an cnvla'blo one. The women were
alt ir.oro or less Impatient, all talked at
tfts same tlmo and perplexed the Unfortu
nate girl to a degree that few 'women
The Christmas season Is supposed to be
a tlmo of peace and good cheer, but It
la open to doubt If such Is tho case with
the salesgirl. It Is a time of great men
tal and physical fatigue with her, and
customers are often ery Inconsldcrato
In their attitude. "They treat mo as If
I were somo mechanical machine, that
could keep up tho highest speed all tho
time!" cried one aggrieved young woman
the other day. "I do think that some
women can bo perfectly Inhuman!"
"Do yo'u find that the woman shopper
is more trying than the man?"
"Oh, yes," was tho immediate response,
"of course sho 1st Men can be nrctty
hard to please, too, but then their man
A Waist for the Salesgirl
The little shirt
waist illustrated hero
hould prove very
practical In design
for the salesgirl. Its
lines are excellent,
and it possesses a
very smart, well cut
air . It can bo eas
ily fashioned at
homo and only re
quires two yards of
The sleeve Is set
In in the newest
way and two very
pretty buttons are
used as fastenings
for the front of the
waist. Large mother-of-pearl
look very well, and
some of tho newer rr
shades of enamel "n
buttons will glvo a very smart air to the
Made In some soft black material, the
salesgirl will find this llttlo waist emi
nently suitable for work in tho store.
Black cashmere or silk make up very
prettily and a whlto collar may be worn
If a colored waist la desired, nothing
Is better or more wearing than crepe do
chine. Buy a good crepe at not less than
JlV yard. This Bhould wash well and al
ways looks smart for special occasions.
Tho new pale orange and flesh-colored
shades are very much In vogue at pres
ent and aro becoming to the average
The Successful Salesgirl
Now that Christmas Is coming the
trials ot the salesgirl's life are double.
She baa twice as many fussy women to
wait on, twice aa many packages to
Fog Fairy Coats
ONE morning the sun got up very
lata. He, really had Intended to
get up early In a. nice, proper sun
fashion; and ho had gone to bed at
night with a rosy splash of color and
that perfectly good Intention In his
But In the. morning when tha time
came for Mm to get up, ho peeked ono
eye over the edge of the horizon, saw
tnlst and fog lying thick on the earth
and decided it would bo & good idea
to' take another nap.
"Whatever is tha use," he told hjra
elf, "ot my setting up and trying ta
Bhlno through all that fog! It would
tk ra all morning to do it and it
would ba hard work at that."
Ha pulled some gray mist clouds
ever bis face and dozed off into a
Now, all, night the fog and mist had
been spreading across tho earth, over
Sjida and forests and towns and cities.
And. the lUtia fog and rolst fairies aa
the talked and played together talked
of the day that was wraing.
"I've always wanted to se the
mrW declared one, "for up in tho
eeu4e where I've lived I couldn't see
iwt UtU" tha wori4 below."
l want to see, ta, said another.
"Of taw as w whirled by In the upper
mr It looked and watched; but we
always went so fast I couldn't see
f jwa knew wfeai weW kaei ta
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THE PRESENT TIME
ner Is so much nlcerl The man who
shops at Christmas tlmo is really to be
pitied, sd I try nover to feel cross with
him. You see, shopping Is very Irritating
tb tha average male, and ho almost al
ways never knows what to buy for Christ
mas gifts. I think that girls might And
a new profession In acting as official ad
visors to perplexed young men at Christ
mas time and choose their presents for
This Idea Is n novel one, and girls might
take It up with excellent results. The
mere man. Is, Indeed, a pathetic sight
at tho Christmas season as he trudges
round tho stores, a forlorn, hunted look
on his face. Surely these trips of sorrow
might bo spared him, ami a woman could
act as deputy Instead. For a woman al
ways knows so much better than a man
what a woman will like, and the ma
jority of men's gifts at Christmas time
aro purchased for women.
, A tired salesgirl declared the other day:
"If pcoplo would only definitely decide
what they wish to purchase, and how
much they wish to spend, their Christmas
shopping would bo simplified both for
themselves and for us salesgirls. But In
DO cases out of 100 they don't. So wo
girls have to act as advisors as well as
saleswomen, and it makes our task doubly
hard. A little thinking beforehand would
My sympathies are all with the har
assed salessirl at this time of tho year.
All her patience and fortitude are surely
needed if she Is to make a success of
her work and satisfy the demands of her
chnse. and less tlmo to herself. Few
department stores increase their staff at
this trying time, but tho work Is twice as
Tho sensible salesgirl will fortify her
self mentally for the season's rush. She
will remember that pcoplo aro all differ
ent, nnd that fusy old ladles and Jerky
matrons and sarcastic persons In gencul
all go td mako up the world. The person
who til Inks she should bo waited on Im
mediately Is no more annoying In her way
than tho woman who doesn't know what
she wants. One must be moro or less
of a philosopher to be a successful sales
girl, and very much of n stoic.
Appearance as an
x Aid to Business
Most of the stores require the sales
girls to wear a uniform of black skirt and
a white or black shirtwaist. This Is a very
good Idea, as It saves a great deal of
expense to the salesgirl and usually
Insures a neat appearance. Usually is
used in a guarded sense, because there
are soma girls who manage to look un
tidy In anything.
If you are one of these girls, try to
take Into consideration all that depends
upon your looking well. A shopper who
approaches a table of exquisite laces
will not be inclined to buy them if they
aro handled by a salesgirl with dirty,
ill-kept fingers. It Is the same with
every other kind of merchandise.
The girl who sells toilet articles, such
as powder, creamB, etc., should be es
pecially careful of her appearance. No
body will be interested In the superior
advantages ot so-and-so's cure for black
heads or a well-known hair tonic If the
would-be advertiser is covered with
blemishes. The skin should be immac
ulately clean and well kept. Tho hair
should be neat and the finger nails short
and well shaped. Don't, don't develop
every mlal fairy hung M coat
frott on tame txalff 0 tht
old ptna tree.
work: at once and draw yon up and up
and up to the clouds!"
"Ob, darl" grumbled the fairies, "we
don't want to go back up there so
But they needn't have worried, for
the sun was bo late waking up that the
fairies got very tired poking around in
the gray misty light.
"I thinU after all thla Isn't as much
fun as the clouds,'1 said one fairy.
"Ob, would you leave me alrnej"
asked the pine tree.
"Yes, we'll bare to leave you," replied
the fairies; "we want f get back to
the sky. But weft leave y our frost
eleaus to renuaib vg brJ
So every Jlt tafer &ttlt Wf eat of
f rt on mm twg a Ua oW fjie tree.
and then vsbWmxI frew the earth.
Whs. mwtlm the luy m de-
drfed to wake up be WJlUd ttie cloud
wM ft s Me J w saw-
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EVENING LEDGER PHIL'ADEL'PHIA", MONDAY, DECEMBER
AND PRACTICAL ARTICLES FOR MATRON AND WORKING GIRL
Around the Clubs
This week promises lo be a very busy
one In tho women's club world. Every
ono Is working for the Belgians, or somo
charitable object, and many Christmas
workers are on hand, too.
Tuesday, at 3:30 o'clock, the Junior soclat
section of tho New Century Club, of 124
South 12th street, wilt hold a Bed Cross
tea. Every one Is expected to bring aomt
work or to assist with the, work which
has been cut out. Tho new knitting and
crochet stitches will be demonstrated,
and the wholo affair promises to bo most
The International Committee of the New
Century Club, of which Miss Vlda Hunt
Frnnels is chairman, reports that the
response to their appeal for money, ma
terials, etc., has been most gratifying.
On Wednesday morning, from 10 until 1,
tho usual meetings are held. Warwick
Jnmcs Price gives his concluding lecturo
on tho war In Europe, the subject of
which wns "Possible Itcsults of the War
and as Affecting Militarism," this after
noon. Tomorrow, 3 p. m., the Literature and
Art Commltteo of tho Phllomuslan Club
wilt hold n most Interesting meeting. Mrs.
William Potter Davis, Jr., Is chairman of
this section, and Miss Marjorle Benton
Cooke, author of "Bambl," will give orig
inal monologues. Miss Cooko Is nn ac
tress, author and Impersonator. She Is
an artist of unique ability, being the
author of three novels, two volumes of
verso and several short plays. Her racy
American humor, personal charm and
brilliant technical facility mako her mon
ologues a real pleasuro to any one who
Is qualified to Judge.
Tho regular monthly meeting of the 16th
Legislative District will be held Wednes
day afternoon at 3 p. m., at the homo of
Miss h. h. Howell, 253 West Blttenhouse
street, Qcrmantown. Mrs. a corse A.
Plersol, chairman of the Woman Suffrage,
party, will glvo "Stories From tho Two
Ice as a Wrinkle Eraser
Did you ever use Ico as an aid to
beauty? Specialists all over tho country
aro advising Its use for sagging tissues.
It not only makes them firm, but nets
as a general beautlflcr.
Try it somo day, after a. massage, and
noto tho wonderful change In your ap
pearanco nnd feelings.
Do not lmnglne that one or two treat
ments will dispel the deep-seated
wrinkles as if by magic, but the conditions
will be imprcved, and continued and sys
tematic use will bring lasting good.
Ice can be used at any time, but it Is
most benoflclal nftcr a massage. Place
a small piece of Ico In n soft cloth and
pass ilowly but firmly over the face, using
always the rotary motion, around, up
and out, pressing harder when going up
than coming down, in order to pull back
the cheek muscles, nnd continue until the
cheeks feel cool. Dry with a soft cloth,
patting the skin very gently. A dash of
good powder and you will be delighted
wim tne result,
What She Ate
A wealthy woman with more money
thnn good looks gavo $200 to a complexion
specialist for advice, of which this Is
Eat plenty of carrots, drink chocolate
In moderation and chew lots of green
Toko a gloss of cool water In the morn
ing befora breakfast. Hot water is all
right for a dyspeptic, but cool water Is
tho thing for a woman who la full of life
In the morning cat a Southern break
fast, which consUts always of hot
breads and fruit. Take a cup of choco
late, but only one. During the morning
drink three pints of water. If possible.
At noon eat a llttlo meat and all the
greens you want; and, under tho head of
greens, come tho salads, nil tho fruits
and plenty of vegetables. At night cat
no meat at all. Meat should bo eaten
only once a day.
The best vegetables for a good com
plexion are carrots, turnips and beets.
Asparagus without a sauce is good, and
spinach is meat and drink, too. Vege
tables should ba taken rather hot, and
as many warm foods as possible should
HOW TO COOK GAME
By a Clever Chef,
In choosing game, it is best to buy it
quite fresh, and, if preferred, it can then
be hung to suit the taste of those who
will eat it. Always serve It with well
made gravy and nicely dressed vegetables-such
as cauliflower, artichokes,
brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes or
potato chips. A little lemon or relish In
the gravy improves the flavor, or the
game may be served with baked toma
toes. Many people have game aent home al
ready plucked from the poultry store, but
for those who live In the country and
cannot avail themselves of this conve
nience, I must rive directions for pluck
ing and cleaning,
When taking off the feathers, pull them
in the opppslte direction from that in
which they lie by nature. The bird must
be made quite clean even the little stub
ble must be removed, and the skin must
be singed with a taper in order to get
rid of the hairs.
Cut away the neck and crop first. Then
draw the bird from the tall end, doing
this very gently In order not to break any
of the parts,
The fleshy pieces of the liver and giz
zard can either be used for gravy or
trussed In with the bird.
If you are making gravy, add also the
pinion ends ot the wings, and stew to
gether for one and a half hours.
Wash and dry the bird both inside and
out. Truss it carefully, using two skew
ers and string to make it a good shape.
If the liver and gizzard flesh are being
cooked with It, put it in by each wing.
A small bird should have a good slice
of fat bacon tied over its breast before It
Is put In the oven, This keeps it from
getting hard, and does away with the
necessity for much basting.
A larger bird can be larded, though if
you have no larding needle you must
baste it constantly during cooking. This
needles cost about a cents, and are very
useful in the kitchen. With one you can
force the fat through the skin without
spoiling tha general appearance.
Cover tha bird with flour, and put Inside
it a whole, onion, and a small piece of
Why? In order, to make It taste ot
onion. The flavor will go all through its
flesh in the course of cooking.
Make a batter with a quarter of a
pound of flour, a tablespoonful of salad
oil, and a gill of warm water. Sieve the
flour with a little salt, put the oil into
a wen in the centre of the flour, add
the water, and Very gradually stir it all
tostlhtr. beating it throughly and letting
it stand one hour;
Trim some pleees of meat ejt the hoses
of aay kind of game, drop them into the
batter, and fry la a pan of Ust fat, Serve
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A DAINTY LITTLE FROCK FOR THE 10-YEAR-OLD
FOR THE ENGAGED GIRL
The engaged girl of today frequently
has tho wrong Idea about her engage
ment. Sho thinks it consists of teas and
luncheons, and theatre parties, and sup
pers in her honor, and all the attention
sho requires from Jim or Bob. Sho
dreams of lingerie, linens, nnd gowns
galore, with hats and slippers to match
for her trousseau. Sho revels In fashion
books and spends hours In the stores
choosing laces and chiffons. She comes
In tired out from shopping, nnd just a
hit cross, and drops down upon tho bed
before supper, Just long enough to
snatch sufficient sleep to keep her from
looking ghastly. She never thinks of tho
psychological side of an engagement.
"Jim and I are as different aa day and
night," says one little bride-to-be. "I
love to go out and have a gooti time,
and he's dreadfully stay-at-homlshl I'm
crazy over dancing, and ho doesn't dance
a step. I love cards, and ho fairly
abominates them thinks them a refuge
for the brainless nnd an entertainment
for the weak-minded, etc. He likes to
read and study, nnd all that sort of
thing, and I can stand It for a little while,
but not for long. And to cap the climax,
he loves classical music and has fits
every tlmo I begin my favorite rag. Now,
isn't that queer? And yet we're simply
P.rttT.V nVP,. f1fh n,h U.1. nn- .(nl.
wavy hair, and, my dear, he's a real
onion, and put it on the side of the dish.
Serve slices of it to those who like the
If you have no steamer, you can cook
your pigeon in a colander In a deep pan
of boiling water. Clean, wash, flour and
truss It aa directed above. It will take
about three-quarters of an hour to cook,
and should bo Berved with white sauce
and sippets ot toast
Qame With Orange Sauce
This Is a very fashionable way of serv
ing pheasant tfr any other bird of that
kind. Boast it as directed above, and
serve It in a sauce made in the following
One ounce of butter, V,i gills of milk,
ounce of flour, the grated rind of an
Make an ordinary white sauce In the
usual way, and when cooked add the
grated orange rind.
Pour the sauce into the dish round the
bird, and use little segments of orange to
decorate the dish.
This Is an excellent way of using up
cold game. Put at the bottom of your
casserole a layer of finely sliced celery,
carrots and onions. Then Joint the bird,
cover it with flour, pepper and salt, and
put it on to the layer of vegetables. Pour
In a little stock, and let the whole sim
mer till the vegetables aro tender. Serve
It In the casserole with some fried bread.
Partridge or Pigeon With Cabbage
Cut Into slices a large white-hearted
cabbage, cook till done with salt In boil
ing water, drain, squeeze well, cut into
small pieces, and return to the sauce
pan with a little butter to reheat.
Cover a small bird with butter spread
thinly over it and dusted with flour, steam
It In a steamer or colander for about
SO to 10 minutes. Put the cabbage on to
a hot dish and lay the bird in the cen
tre. Serve with a few fried sausages
or minced meat balls.
Ms Eleanor De G. Cuyler is third on
the list of New York's personal property
tax $st with 1.000,XX.
Women are advised by John D. Rocke
feller to take up golf to prevent their get
Utp. Harriet 0. Adams, the Bftte4 ex
plorer, has crossed, the Andes Meuntataa
four times' in the saddle.
Miss Boss Frit, the world's fastest
typist, recently wrote J9(f. words In
hoUji la open caspetMieu
Oeveeiiraeat eenswi figures hw that
there mm 4.sw,l aeiw &! and i,Him
ftNBjtfjrtei in tli&i m?Motry-
Jkftmsmm. Qeergi wi Yirjtiii. an tha
ta preetie lvr
six-footer. I thought ho was pretty keen
on that high-brow Ella Castner for a
Jim's chances for happiness are In
deed small if married to a woman of
this type, It is true, opposltes attract
most powerfully, but at tho same time,
while there aro opposing qualities In two
natures, there are also certain similarities
which may or may not bo evident. A
man and his bride-to-be should have com
mon ideals, and some common tastes, at
You can't live with a man nil tho rest
of your natural life without occasions
coming up on which you disagree. These
havo to be handled with tact and In
telligence. Disagreements nnd unhappi
ness are to be avoided. Disagreements
are multiplied tenfold by temperaments
which differ on every point. There must
come a day when Jim's wavy hair ceases
to reconcile his wife to his quiet ways
or when her charming dimples nnd
frivolous galoty, prove Intensely boring
to a busy, thinking husband!
Love and marriage are worthy of deeper
cuiiaiueruuon man gins nowadays are
inclined to give them. Let the Jokesmlths
sneer, and the pessimists groan, they
are not living your life, ibut their own,
Every girl must think this out for her
self. For after, all happiness la every
girl's goal, and It Is surely worth trying
A Novel Powder-bag
Such a pretty receptacle can be made
with soft silk, to hold one of the little
"solid" powder boxes which are sojmuch
used, especially when traveling. It Is
also a useful accessory for a vanity bar.
Take two squares ot Bilk, size 6 Inches,
by o inches; pale mauve and a darker
shade make a charming combination.
Procure a tiny round mirror the size of
the box. Sew a little gilt braid around
this and fasten it in the centre of the
darker shade of silk.
Work a little spray of flowers at each
corner of the paler shade of silk.
Tako the powder box and gather a
pretty little covering of Bilk around this,
finishing It off at the top with elastic,
which Is Inserted In a slot In the ma
terial. The puff of the powder box Is exposed
to view, but the powder box can easily
be taken out of the silk holder and re
plenished when necessary.
Join the two squares of silk together,
placing the embroidered mauve silk at
the top, and the darker shade at the
bottom, with its mirror.
Make a circle running about U Inches In
circumference In the centre of the two
pieces of silk and insert a silk draw
Stitch tho powder box in the middle,
and the square of silk may be drawn
It Is a most bewitching aid to beauty,
and most girls will appreciate Its dainti
ness. A Pear Pin-cushion
A fruit pin cushion Is now one ot the
latest freaks of the moment. Pear pin
cushions are so reallstlo that at first
glance they make one Imagine that they
are the genuine article.
Cut two sections of satin, and tint with
the coloring of a pear or apple. A little
wire, carefully covered with brown velvet
or ribbon, fashions the stalk; the centre
of the pear Is made of cotton-wool, and
the satin Is neatly sewed oyer it.
Peaches and apricots are made of dull
yellow velvet, tinted In a bewitching rosy
shade where it has been kissed by the
sun. The centre Is again filled with cotton-wool,
and the velvet is stitched
Correspondence ef general InUreat
ta women reader will bs printed en
this page. Such corrsspondence should
bs addressed to the Wemsn's EdlUr,
Large cud tntalif J tut tho tains' for indi
vidual urvla No Batr tbl dtltcisy tot
tb luLuqmt av.nlog illnmr gr bom spread.
Squab sulecas tram ihi tansu Jry pettt-
try bait KfciiwuiUl ptlcm ua4 ottaai
ilveriea sarwhua. Careful attiaUon
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While the changes In fashions for chil
dren are allied to tho changes in fashions
for women, they are not so radical, nor
Is there the same breathless sctamble
to keep up with the procession.
It Is a child's right lo be aa well dressed
as her school-mates and play-fellows In
so far as possible. This Is not snobbish
ness or foolish rivalry, but merely a
recognition of tho fact that womankind at
any age can bo mado self-conscious and
ovcr-sensltlvo by tho lack of proper ap
pare!. A smart little school dress can be maae
from a very small quantity of material.
It la not easy to err on the side of too
great simplicity where children are con
cerned. One of the most exclusive shops
patronized by women to whom tho cosi
of a frock Is no object, has as many orders
as it can possibly fill for little one-piece
frocks of chnmbray and linen, that are
smocked back and front nnd at tho
wrists, and otherwise quite untrlmmed.
Tho frock sketched today Is for a child
a little beyond the age of tho Bmocked
frock. It Is a practical llttlo school dress
and It could bo copied effectively In serge
or cheviot. Tho sailor collar and straight
cuffs are made of Roman striped silk.
For this, of course, a substltuto could
be found. And If the frock should out
wear the collar and cuffs, they could bo
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
Now is tho lime when tho mere man Is
at a woman's mercy. Ho wanders about
with a forlorn look and follows his sis
ters with an unusual and restless meek
ness. Ho listens with a dreadful Inten
sity whllo they discuss what they'll give
Eleanor or Jane. This wily attitude de
ceives no ono; It Is perfectly plain that
he Is looking for a Christmas present for
a girl. If ho should come up to you, as
he did to Aunt Ucsslo the other day, you
may bo Interested In her answer, so here
"My dear boy," sho said, "It alt de
pends on what you wnnt her to under
stand by your gift. This naturally de
pends upon what you think of herl If
you aro In love nnd she doesn't know It,
give her something In the Jewelry line.
If you hnvovrcason to think she returns
your feeling 'she won't resent It. A
friendship circle Is a pretty gift, fashion
able U3 well as Indicative. A bracelet Is
nice, too, plain not Jeweled. Nothing
should bo Jeweled unless you are actually
engaged to her, my dear! In this case
glvo her what sho wants. If she tells you.
If not, glvo tho best you can afford.
"Now comes tho girl for whom you feel
admiration and no stronger feeling than
that. Sho Is Just an acquaintance, and
you would llko to send some slight re
Snapshots in the Market
The season for fruits and vegetables
la very well advanced, although supplies
are particularly plentiful.
Kggplnnt sells from 15 cents to 25
Hubbard squash costs from IS cents
to 40 cents apiece.
Parsnips are CO cents a peck.
String beans are 20 cents a quarter
Okra, a quart, Is 25 cents.
Spinach is CO cents n peck. ,
Hothouse cucumbers are 15 cents apiece
or two for 25 cents.
Artichokes sell at 25 cents apiece.
Tomatoes, Florida carrier, cost 75 cents.
Lettuce sells three heads for 25 cents.
Mushrooms sell from 40 cents to CO
cents a pound.
Celery costs 40 cents to 60 cents a
Green peas sell at J1.50 a half peck.
Potatoes sell from B0 cents to CO cents
The Ways of Women
Over 6000 women In New York are em
ployed as talloresses.
Canada has an active rifle association
composed of wqmen.
Only 5 per cent, of the women In In
dia can read and write.
French milliners are paid from three
to seven cents nn hour.
'Miss Hattle Story has been appointed
postmistress at Bokchlto, Okla.
Fruit as a Trimming
Milady no longer wears a flower in her
corsage, or under her left ear, or perched
on hor coat collar, or peeping through
her furs or In any of the queer places
Fashion demands. In short, she wears
fruit! So says one of fashion's expo
nents, "No, my dear," she insists, "don't
wear flowers. They are absolutely out of
things! A gardenia may be tried, but
even that la quite passe. Milady wears
raisins, grapes, peaches, aplea and straw
berries with their natural foliage. They
only cost from 40 cents to 75 cents, anyhow."
Ledger Central will supply you with
full information about winter resorts in
apy section of the country. Tell you exact
locations, seasons, attractions, and facili
, ties for recreation or rest Give you
particulars regarding train schedules and
connections, sailing dates of steamship
lines for anj port, Pullman and boat
accommodations, cost of travel, and hotel
rates en route? and at resorts.
This service is entirely
charge. Simply cal at the
Biu Itti t Jfc ilBUE
renewed In a different color or In a plaiat
The belt Is of the same material as the
frock. Belts of self material seem to
have tho running, this Benson, In coats
nnd frocks for children nnd women. Belts
of colored nnd patent leather aro In ex
cellent Btyle, but they ore not so popular
as thoso ot cloth.
Sclf-coverca uuuons give n touch of
CISlinCllon iu Miu jnuiueat. ui l.rocKS. Al
most any of tho big department stores
will cover a dozen- buttons for q fe
pennies. It is not n bad plan to have
twice as many made as aro needed in the
first place. Sergo or cheviot buttons
sometimes get frayed or shabby long be
fore tho frock shows any appreciable
sign of wear nnd tear.
Tho llttto hat pictured Is very smart.
One loop of rlbbbn overlapping another
In formal succession makes a trimming
that extends around tho crown. Two
platted ends of the ribbon form a motif ..
at tho back that alarts from under bne '
of tho overlapping loops on the crown.
Plaited grosgrain ribbon is having a
vogue this year as a trimming for walk
ing hats for children nnd women. It is
a stylo that lopka easy to copy and Is
really exceedingly difficult.
A formal trimming must be exact, but
It must not bo wooden. Tying an nrtlstta
bow Is child's play In comparison with
making a cockado or something of a
It presents the samo dlfllcultles to the 1
amateur inui iiiu luuui-iuuuij sun pre- i
sents. Tiicro is a certain precision, a
deflnltencss of touch that apparently be
longs only to those who have served a
membrance. 'Books, flowers or candy,
says tno etiquette uook. Titanic goodness.
nobody's pollto any morel Well, books-
can uo nau at an mo liDrancs, nna this.
Is enough for tho average girl, if your
lady wants rare volumes for herself-- :
well, marry tho paragon I Candy is nice.
but most families havo so much candy'
aiound during holiday time that It seems
a shnmo tovput so much money Into It,
Flowers aro charming.
"I nm a firm believer In giving her
something sho can use, gloves; for In
stance. There Is nothing about them she
could consider sentimental, and she will
be greatly pleased. Select pure white"
kid, long or small, as your ftnnnces per
mit. A protty manlcuro set is also nice.
They aro beautifully gotten up now, and
can bo had at alt prices. A handbag Is,
another useful gift. A picture irnmo to ,
match her dresser set Is another excel-'
lent Idea. You can easily find out what
her dresser set consists ot by 'pumping
her or her mother.
"You sec, there are any number ot
things that you can give. Stationery, aj
nice engraving, a fancy card case, a silk '
opera bag (or slipper bag If sho Is a I
dancer), a good bottle of extract are onlyj
a few mora suggestions. In short, myf.
deur boy, It all depends on what youi
wnnt her to tako for granted when you!
send the gift. "
Across the Counter
The holiday showing ot children's fursj
Is a very attractive one, and the prac
tical Christmas gift promises to bo ai
favorite this year.
Thero Is a tiny little set ot white
angora for the 3 or 3-year-old that only
a sec of imitation ermine at 53 for, a :
Vnrv w tnt 1rtt nn j nnfi, m1 mn.Vnt I
at J4 50. ; lK
A pretty little set of brown coney.a
muff and scarf, is priced at $8, and onej
of white coney at Ji.50.
Tho fashionable melon-shaped muff Is 1
exploited In a set of sable squirrel that"!
costs 112. This Is suitable for a child i
of 7 to 8.
For a child of either age a set ot '
whlto Iceland fox costs J7 and a gray
Iceland fox costs ft.
A muff of a very good quality of
beaver costs $10.
There are beaver sets at J13.50 and
13, nnd a set costing J23 that Is large
enough for a girl 12 or IS years old.
Flnu natural giay squirrel costs 12 for
scarf and muff In n "-small bIzb and 20
for a set large enough for a girl of 13
or perhaps 15.
Cray krlmmer for a child of 6 costs
tS.W for muff and scarf.
A Br.t of red fox for a girl of 18
costs $13 for muff and scarf.
For the same age a scarf and muff of
mole costs $16.60.
A very attractive muff and scarf ot
natural raccoon for the girl of fl costs
A set of blue opossum, largo enCugh
for a girl of the same age, is priced at
Sets of gray civet cat in the larger
sizes cost $20.
A diminutive set of Russian fitch of
beautiful quality costs $25. The scarf has
a fluting of brown velvet.
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