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BLACK VELVET COAT.
EVERT little maid this winter
should have a becoming and
suitable coat to protect her
against the raids of Jack
Frost, for the beauty of coat materials
designed for grownups has had its ef
fect upon children's wraps.
Peau de chamois, peau d'agneau,
baby lamb cloth, wool velours, zlbeline.
ratine, chinchilla and wool corduroy
are some of the new materials that are
being made up into smart coats tor the
small glrL All these in appropriate
colors are to be found in the ehopB.
with the old favorites, such as broad
cloth and heavy silks, which never
Particularly good looking fur service
IF YOU WOULD HAVT A
T7VERYBODY knows that the uncor
seted figure is the most fashion
able figure of the day. The woman
who dares has already appeared at
public functions without the restraint
of steel and bone. The woman who
can thus mock at the contrivance of
science is Indeed fortunate. Long may
she glory In ber possesion!
Comparatively few mondalnes are so
blessed, and the great majority must
therefore turn to that blessed substi
tute, the corset, which will must nearly
reproduce the human figure and lend
the effect of the uncorseted figure. The
material that has proved Urn.-If most
available for this purpone is tricot, a
sort of knitted cotton. When this ma
terial was first used for corsets th
stays were very expensive. Toduy they
are within the reach of most purses,
selling for from IS up.
This tricot is a remarkably firm fab
ric, yet possessing sufficient elasticity
to give with every tend of the body.
That It Is comfortable goes without
There are various styles of these
corsets some have the low busts, oth
ers the medium. To get the perfect
uncorseted effect It is best to adopt
the low bust corset and to wear with
It a brassiere. The brassiere, by the
way. Is often made of the tricot. This
gives nothing above the waist but the
very slight extension of the corset,
practically only a girdle, lie low the
waist the flesb is firmly restrained as
far as the knees, it so desired. One of
the newest model this year has the
extension of the tricot to the knees.
No danger with this corset of showing
any break In the line of the corset at
the bottom, which often ruins the ef
fect of a snug fitting dresa As tb'.s
material clings snugly to the figure
there la none of the tightly corseted
feeling often so uncomfortable in the
long stays wblcb have been the Joke of
The comfort of these tricot corsets Is
further accentuated by the fact that
they have practically no bones. One ot
the most popular models has only
bones in the front, the necessary stays
to hold the fastenings and two or three
In the back. (Nver the btpa there Is
only the tricot, stretched like the skin
from the front to the back. Some wo
men prefer boning over the hips. It Is
really only a matter of personal choice.
When the tricot corsets were first
made they were thought to be entirely
Inadequate to the needs ot the stout
woman, but today the tricot corset Is
successfully worn In all sir.
For those who cannot rely upon na
ture to carry out the Parisian verdict
of no corsets the tricot affair can be
relied upon to give the effect of the
uncorseted figure. In pretty pinks and
blues It takes on a decidedly bridelike
appearance, the bones, the few used,
being Incased in matching satin, with
garters of the same.
rPO clean water bottles, pickle Jars or
any glass that is stained, when un
able to get the hand In to wash prop
erly, crush the shell of an egg small
enough to get through the neck ot the'
bottle, add a little warm water, shake
well, and you will find the glass clean
and the bottle nicely polished,
WHITE BROADCLOTH WITH RINGB. RBO F0X F0R THE 8ABY.
able coats are the new soft, silky look
ing corduroys. In a dark rich brown
this material is lovely. A pretty little
four-year-old with long, light curly
hair goes to kindergarten these win
ter mornings dresxed in a box coat of
brown corduroy. The double breasted
Leopard Skin Coats Are the Vogue
TP you would be in the vanguard of
fashion, by book or by crook pro
cure a leopard skin coat, even if you
rob the library of its ruga The pelt of
this beast of the Jungle is certainly
stunning, and it has the added advan
tage of being exclusive; hence the de-
, mand by leaders of fashion. In Paris
; there is a veritable craze for It. The
coat seen in the Illustration is a very
The fur coats of this winter are
roomy over the shoulders, with kimo
no sleeves, or it the set-In sleeve Is
used the armhole is large. As the coat
nears the bottom the fuilneea la more
or less restrained. If an additional
hem la added It holds In somewhat the
fullness at the bottom.
In other fur
'coats there is a slight shaping of the
j seams to give this effect. Either this
or the coat basga pertocUjr straight.
What She Can Wear That Is Dainty and
IN LEOPARD 6KIN.
Many of the fur coats cut In three
quarter length have the cutaway
fronts, which are so becoming. Some
times a wide band Is added of a con
trasting fur which increases In width
toward the back of the coat, where it
may be nearly a foot In width. This la
an excellent way to alter a fur coat
that Is worn at the bottom. Applying
a new fur band will bring It right up
to data. The more severe style of fur
coat calls for the three-quarter length,
with shawl collar and rather deep
cuffs. The fastenlnc ts usually well to
the left front In all ; the smart coats.
For the shorter coats, those reaching
to thirty-six or thirty-four Inches, the
straight box effect is well liked, or be
so called Russian skirt which Is set on
at the waist line very much like the
Russian blouse. For the slight figure
this slyie la girlish and very becoming,
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one sldo of the hat In a fashion re
ATTRACYIVE BLUE CLOTH COAT. sembltng the stern end of a St. Law
rence skiff. Tan shoes complete a
fronts are closed with rather good satin. The Jaunty hat la a round, boy- veritable "brownie" costume,
sized amber buttons. A narrow turn- ish looking affair of the brown cordu- Another little coat that Is smart for
over collar and cuffs finish the coat, roy, with a narrow upturning brim and everyday wear is carried out in plaid
which is lined with pale tan colored tall peaked crown, which drops over at broadcloth in rather subdued minglings
FOR THE LITTLE MAID
Well as Serviceable
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH
Yellow Cake With 8our Cream.
TOR a cake with sour cream sift a
teaspoonful of soda several times
with three cupfuls or one pint and a
half of pastry flour. Cream halt a cup
ful of butter and sugar and yolks of
four eggs and after mixing them to a
smooth paste stir In one cupful and a
quarter of sour cream, loppered. but
not stale. Gradually stir this mixture
Into the sifted flour and soda, then fold
in the whites, or the eggs beaten till
stiff. Bake in a round tube pan.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Where one has a large quantity of
sour cream on hand the best and most
economical use of It Is In the making
of Philadelphia cream cheese. Have
ready a perfectly clean and strongly
sewed cheesecloth bag and the freshest
of loppered cream, not very rich in
butter. Do not heat it over the fire or
add hot water to It. as when making
ordinary cottage cheese. This would
melt all the butter in It. After put
ting the cream In the cheesecloth Dag
rub the outside of the bag with salt.
Let it hang In a cool, dry cellar for two
or three days or until every drop of
the whey has been drained off and the
contents of the bag feel firm to the
touch. Remove the cheese and serve
it as it is or beat it until light with a
fork. Add a little more salt if neces
sary and some sweet cream if desired.
This cheese is superior to the average
commercial variety and Just as good
as the very best
Salad Dressing With Sour Cream.
Not all salad makers like sour cream
in their salad dressing, but those who
do will wish to put the following recipe
in their culinary scrap books: Have
ready half a cupful of thick sour
cream, rich and newly loppered. three
tablespoonfuls of vinegar, a big pinch
of salt, sugar and pepper. Beat the
cream until It Is aa light as possible
with a wire egg whip or a fork. The
motion of the rotary beater la not so
good for this purpose. Gradually add
the vinegar, sugar and seasoning.
Serve very cold. Be sura to use plenty
of salt and pepper.
Ginger Cookies With 8our Cream.
This is the well tested recipe of a fine
cook: Have ready one egg. one cupful
of sugar (either brown or white), one
cupful of shortening, one cupful of
molasses, one cupful of thick sour
cream, two heaping teaspoonfula of
soda, one level teaspoonful of salt and
one heaping teaspoonful each ot ginger
and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients in
the usual way, with enough flour to
make the mixture stiff. Put them to
gether at night and let them stand un
til morning, then give the dough an
other stirring, adding mora flour if
necessary, and roll It out to a little less
than naif an inch In thickness. Bake
in a quick oven.
TO PROTECT YOUR 8TEWPAN.
rtUEN a kettle or stewpan burns
the contents or bolls dry don't try
to scrape off what is burned. Put In a
lump ot washing soda and add water
enough to cover the bottom and the
sides as far up as the scorch extenda
Boil gently until ail the bard crust la
ooo Marketing Hints ooo
yyHEN buying meat allow one-half
pound to each person. The fat
should be firm, but if hard and skinny
it Indicates that the animal was old
and tough; if thin, from a scrawny
The best veal is usually pale in color.
although that ot a deeper color Is more
Juicy. It is well to see that the kidney
la Inclosed In firm white fat.
With beef or mutton the meat should
be a deep rose color and the fat a rich
cream. For roasting the choice cuts
are the sixth, seventh and eighth ribs.
the sirloin and porterhouse cuts. Sir
BEGIN TO MAKE CHRISTMAS
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PARTY BAG AND ROSE WORK BASKET.
TJONT put off making your Christ
mas presents until the last mo
ment, for if you do you'll be sorry.
Take time by the forelock and begin
now. The Illustration shows two gifts
that ought to Inspire the needle worker
to instant effort.
One of them la a party bag made of
handsome white damasse ribbon three
quarters of a yard long. Two lengths
of the ribbon are sewed together, with
the enda rounded, one finished with a
white silk tassel and the other trim
med with silk fringe. About a cellu
loid ring large enough to "take" the rib
bon is gathered a piece of the silk. This
ring la drawn through the center ot
the rib boa lengths, and two smaller
of brown and rreen tones, barred off!
with black. To the long waisted bod
ice is attached a short kilted skirt. The
Joining of skirt and bodice is hidden
under a wide black patent leather belt.
The collar and cuffs on this Jaunty lit
tle coat are of moleskin.
A natty Scotch cap trimmed with a
rakish red feather is worn with the
plaid coat. A story about children's
wraps would not be complete without
mention of the navy blue serge model,
which, made np with individual touch
es. Is always good style. Indeed, blue is
always attractive, from light pastel to
sapphire. For very small girls there
are bewitching little coats In pale blue
broadcloth trimmed In stitched bands
of the cloth and narrow borders of fur
ermine, seal, beaver, skunk. There
are sapphire blue coats, too. In corded
velvet, with tiny collars of fur. and
there are charming old blues in the
plain velvets, which are lovely with
touches of the dark fur.
Black velvet for a best coat Is stun
ning relieved by a tiny collar of er
mine, and when satin or passementerie
fastenings ornament the coat front It
Is exceedingly becoming to the average
The new reds. sort, yet bright.- are
especially pretty for children's coats,
and beautiful shades of this coloring
are offered in all the new woolens, silks
and velvets. One little coat to be seen
in an exclusive New Tork shop de
voted to children's clothes is of old rose
de chamois, with collar and buttons of
black velvet. Another in a little light
er tone has collar and cuffs of silky
black caracal, and a third red coat has
a narrow line of skunk around the neck
and down the edge of the front, which
closes on the left side.
White coats, either In broadcloth or
the newer loosely woven woolens, are
legion and are as dainty and childish
as they are unpractical for general
wear. The mother who cannot afford
several coats for her small child and
Is not willing or able to keep white
coats immaculate by frequent cleans-
lngs will do well to turn her back upon
these white coats and give her atten
tion to some of the more serviceable
The Illustrations show some of the
rmartest coats of the season. Par
ticularly delectable is the black velvet
coat pictured with relieving touches of
red moire silk used for the collar. The
hat la red felt, trimmed with a band or
black ostrich feathers.
Even on children's clothes the popu
lar pelt, red fox, is used this season,
and it is especially vivid and rich with
white materials. Among the cuts is a
coat of white broadcloth beautified with
this fur. It is designed for a tot of
three. The huge collar is of the fash
ionable red fox.
A third coat la of baby blue cloth
with straps of black velvet ribbon
drawn through white crocheted rings.
The dainty little white coat In the
cut Is made In the French fashion, with
long, loose plaits running from shoul
der to coat edge. Embroidered but
tons trim the model, and a unique fea
ture Is the revers of cloth edged with
fringe. CATHERINE TALBOT.
loin and short cut porterhouse steaks
are best, although the pin steak Is
preferred by many. Round steak is
almost Invariably tough. Little veins
of fat should run through the meat and
beef Intended for steak or roast. When
possible the meat should be kept for a
week or ten days well protected from
A smooth, thin rind, firm to the touch
and light in color, marks good pork.
Bacon should be light and firm and
not too fat, and a pink or rosy streak
Is considered good. A steel skewer
driven into ham or bacon should come
out free from any meat partlclea
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rings covered plain with ribbon are
used to keep the pockets in place.
These pockets are made by slitting the
ribbon a convenient length In which to
Insert the hand when a party tan or
handkerchief la put In or taken out of
The second cut further illustrates the
use of ribbon. In this instance a
charming work bag is made of the rose
colored satin ribbon a finger wide,
which la gathered about two medium
alzed embroidery hoops. These form
the aldea of the basket, and the top and
bottom are of silk covered cardboard. A
huge rose with ribbon petals and a yel
low center of satin further ornament
the top ot the basket.
NEW JABOT AND COLLAR
T?LABORATELY unique la the effect
given to a simple tailored costuoit
by one of these big lace and net neck
arrangements, which are designed U
be worn over the coat. A flounce of
the lace forms the collar, and a plait
Ing of the same trimmed with satin
buttons and loops makes an elaborate
Jabot to match.
'pHB virtues of the casserole are
many, but do not seem to be gen
erally appreciated by American cooka.
It takes less heat to cook food In a
casserole than in the usual ways.
There Is no danger of burning, and
natural flavors are retained, as in pa
per bag cookery. In fact, some cooka
say that the casserole Is Just as good
as the paper bag without Its dlsadvan
tag os. One cannot, of course, throw
away the casserole after using It. but
It Is much easier to clean than ordi
nary cooking utensils. The casserole
can be used either on the stove or In
the oven and is the finest thing in the
world for making tough meat edible.
SHAPE FAVORED THIS SEASON.
rPHE English walking shape in hats
is having a great vogue in Paris
Just now, and the dashing model il
lustrated la of taupe colored plush.
The paradise feathers which droop
over the crown are in shades of
buff and fawn, with a dash ot pure
orange at the front.
There is a whim In Tarts for these
long feather trimmings that droop
over the back of the hat. Some ot tha
long feathers reach almost to the waist
line, but this is an extreme mode that
few women care to follow.
THE BURNT ONION TOUCH.
JEVER did a color fad take hold
with more emphatic grip than tha
burnt onion color this winter. One
comes across the sunny orange yellow
tone everywhere. Very little of tha
strong color Is used. Just a touch of It
In the collar, neck bow, pipings or but
tons, but wherever It Is used It glvea
tone and a modernnes to the entire
costume. Many of the new blouses ot
white satin or of lace have buttons ot
amber, which Is the shade that in fab
rics goes by the burnt onion name. A
smart velvet neck bow will repeat the
color touch of the yellowish buttons
and give brightness and modlsboeas to
the whole blouse.
On black blouses for dressy wear the
burnt onion touch Is especially effec
tive, and somehow or other women
who would never think of wearing such
a strong and trying shade as orange
are wearing burnt onion this season
and looking very smart In It.
A black chiffon costume tlouse
brightened by burnt onion was noted
recently at a smart gathering. When
the coat of a black charmeuse suit was
removed a black chiffon blouse came
Into evidence with the black chiffon
mounted over white silk and mousque
taire transparent sleeves.- A little
bolero Jacket of black chantllly lace
crossed the tucked chiffon at back and
front, and within the V formed by the
Jacket was a crossed vest of burnt
onion chiffon fastened with Jet buttons
over black lace. At the neck waa a
deep Robespierre collar of black satin,
and turning over It a very narrow col
lar ot burnt onion velvet completed tha
color touch. The small toque of black
velvet had an amber plume curling
over the hair at the left aide, and smart
boots of patent leather with buttoned
tops of dull kid finished an immensely
chic afternoon costume.
NEWEST IN PACE VEILS.
TJOSEBUDS, violets and clovers run
riotously, but In self color, over the
new veils in black, midnight blue and
dark brown octagon net of tha filmiest
sort. These veilings are vastly becom
ing and in excellent taste because tha
design, while distinct, la not heavy.
Patterns of the lovely shadowy order
also are in high favor. These appear
upon tha octagon meshes and are pret
ty in the standard black, blue and
brown, but most fetching and becom
ing in cafe aa lalt shade a tone which
flatters any sort of complexion and.
broadly speaking, may be worn witn
any sort of bat bat tha one designed
for rough and ready uae.
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