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Striking Novelties In frocks for Christmas parties
chiffon and satin to b aen In on of
the cut. A tunic ot chiffon bordered
with beaded trimming la dropped over
a satin slip, and buttoned boots of
matching satin complete the costume.
One clever mother has made a frock
for her debutante daughter out of a
very handsome real lace curtain. The
lovely draped creation pictured Is the
result of her unique Idea. One length
of lace is draped from the shoulder, the
under frock being ot fine net trimmed
with the border pattern.
The young girl's frock is seldom made
with a train, but this season there Is
a model which boasts a graceful little
appendage politely termed a train. The
gown to which this train is attached Is
an artistic mingling of green and white
checked messaline. silver lace, chiffon
and diamante trimming. The train la
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Delicious Cakes For the Holidays
QRULLERS. Cream halt a pound of
uui.i.er wrm uirea-quairers oc a
pound ot powdered sugar. When
smooth and light add half a teaspoon-
tul of mace, the same quantity of nut
meg and the wall beaten yolka ot six
egga Now stir In the stiffened whites
of the eggs alternately with enough
flour to make a dough tlvxt can ba roll
ed out. Roll Into a thin-ieet. cut Into
circles or any shape desired, and drop
few at a time into deep boiling taL
Test the fat with a bit of dough before
frying any crullers In it When golden
brown In color, remove the crullers
with a split spoon and lay in a heated
colander to drain, sprinkling with pow
dered sugar. Put away when cool In a
crock and keep In a dry place.
Hickory Nut Cake. Break Into bits
(do not chop) enough hickory nut meats
to make a heaping pint. Dredge these
thoroughly with flour. Cream half i
pound of butter with a pound of p6"w
dered sugar, add halt a pint of cold
water, the well beaten yolks of four
eggs, a Quarter ot a teaspoonful each
of ground mace and cinnamon and the
stiffened whites of the eggs, added al -
ternately with three cupfuis of flour
sifted twice with two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder. Last of all, stir in
lightly th floured nut meats, adding
mora flour If the batter should prove
too thin. Turn Into a well greased loaf
tin and bake In a steady oven until a
straw cornea out clean from the thick
est part ot the loaf. Cover with brown
paper for the first fifteen minutes of
baking. When cold turn out and cover
with a white icing, flavoring this with
lemon or vanilla, as preferred.
Brown Stone Fruit Cake. Orate two
squares of chocolate, and-to them sdd
the beaten yolk of an egg and hair a
cupful ot milk. Boll until the mixture
thickens, take from the stove and add a
tablespoonful of butter creamed with a
cupful of sugar, half a cupful of milk,
one and a half cupfuis of flour and a
small teaspoonful of soda dissolved In a
tablespoonful of boiling water. Bake
in layers or In a loaf tin. Take care
that it does not burn, aa It "catches"
Mock Angel Food. Sift together a
cupful each of flour and sugar and two
tablespoonfuls of baking powder. Add
a pinch of salt and sift twice more.
Now stir In a cupful ot scalding milk
and beat well; then add lightly the
stiffened whites of two eggs. Turn Im
mediately Into a pan and bake in a
steady oven, covering for the first ten
minutes it Is in the oven.
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GOWN MADE FROM LACE CU
IF moat of us have to follow all of
th wll exploited fnahlon of the
t-unin the debutante, if aheeao de-air-s.
may iienr at Christ ma
pertlea In surh demure end clnmtemd
evenlnif creations as the "Initterfly" and
Votuty Kuwna. The first of thee
cotntnic out or dance frucka is carried
out In a aie pink rharmeue satin with
the aklrt artistically draped to the left
alii", where It is opened for six IticheH.
At-ve this Is an abbreviated tunic of
ailver elmil'iw lure, which drops well
ilow n et the ba k and la cnuRht at the
left side with a h'iKe w lr-d butterfly of
rilwr The wnht line la hinh and en-
.reieri with n Kirille of silver la-e and
l-ii.k hiffon. The drapery, whirh falla
Trot., the round dee-olletiiue. forma the
t:,,'-" u"d la of the same cobweb 1I--f
i i (. . Th' frock la charmlny airn
l i !,: e!e-unt and could be copied In
i . "t the evening ahade. yelio'v In
fvvtril i. ti. mrea. or nn all white butter
" ou! be lovely for the younjc
girl who la making her bow to society, i
The "ei-Masy" creation ts a brilliant
model developed in American Beauty
red satin. One would naturally suggest
this K'-w-n for the brunette debutante.
The akirt of the gown is voluminously
draped and turned back upon itself
here and there to show facings of the
American lieauty velvet The bodice
Is a negligible quantity of white shad
ow lace over white tulle, and at the
waist line Is posed a huge American
A Kreat French dressmaker gives the
debutante this season a very striking
eoMimie in blaek and white stiff tulle.
It Is buiit In ruttles. each flounce quite
wide, with a white one falling over a
black one from the skirt hem to the
edge of the corsage, which is square.
The plain sleeves of white tulle are cut
off slove the elbow, and they, as well
aw the neck, are edged with a band of
tiny German rhlneytones. Nothing more
la needed. No young girl could have a
CHARMING COMING OUT FROCK.
more delightful frock for her coming
out party, it Is thoroughly artistic,
modest and sane.
A smart little frock with decided
marks of the Victorian era is to be
worn this month by a pretty girl whose
mother is introducing her to her friends
at an afternoon tea. The material used
Is a soft flesh pink taffeta silk. The
akirt, departing from the straight and
narrow road which leads to sartorial
ungracefulness, is rather full and ts
trimmed at Intervals of about a half
yard with pinked out ruches of the taf
feta. The waist is draped with a ber
tha of white chiffon edged with the
niched silk. Where it crosses at the
high waist line Is placed an "old tlmey"
ONE WAY TO MANAGE THE TRAIN.
bunch ot ample kitchen garden posies.
No complications vh.uever are offer
ed to the amateur dressmaker In the
simple little evening dress, of white
conveniently caught up out of the way
and attached to a bracelet made of all
ver braid and rhlnestonea
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i Christmas Presents For
CHRISTMAS gifts for men are the
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est thought For men of the family
one can select the personal gift, re
membering weaknesses for silken hose
and scarfs of varied hues. For the
man friend the intimate gift must be
avoided and something Impersonal sub
For the college man or the man away
from home, sojourning In one room or
a suit of rooms, something that will
add beauty or comfort to those rooms
is always a desirable and welcome gift.
A pennant Is a gift always appreciat
ed by the college man. There are sev
eral ways of developing It In leather.
Cut the body of the pennant out of
leather, using the suede side as the
right side. The letters can also be cut
from leather (of the same or contrast
ing ahade). using the glace finish for
the right side of the letters. Pin the
letters in place and stitch by machine.
For the very modest man who does not
wish even his college to be too conspic
uous In announcing Itself the letters
forming the name can be simply done
in stitching upon the body of the pen
nant, using self tone or contrasting silk
thread. Follow the outline of each let
ter in single or double line stitching.
As a result the pennant possesses quiet
dignity. Ribbon can also ba used for
lettering and stitched Into place.
In selecting letters adapt the style to
tha preference of the recipient and the
character of the pennant. Block let'
ters with square, straight lines are al'
ways good and easier to manage on the
machine than the mora ornate letters.
A standi patters can be designed and
tha letters so applied.
A thoughtful gift for tha invalid or
man who travels la a portable head
rest. This la made entirely of leather.
It la small and rectangular and made
on tha stylo of a baby's pillow cover.
with Its opening across tha center of
the back Into which to slip the down
cushion, tha inflated rubber cushion or
tha cushion of plna needle.
Leather fringes very attractively, and
coiled fringe makes charming tassel or
namenta for th corners of cushions
and th Ilka
SHOPPING BAGS ARE LUXURIOUS
CRETONNE SEWINQ BAGL
"JOTHINQ could be prettier and mora
useful for the woman wbo sews
than the cretonne bag pictured. Two
widths of flowered cretonne about
eighteen Inches long are sewed togeth
er at the sides and seamed again at the
lower edgea wher th material Is
At the top th cretonne Is gathered
ver a medium sised embroidery hoop,
ffbiajbic boast eomeUilDa: unuauai la
this line top mad of stiff buckram
covered with cretonn. Through th
center of th top run a piece of wide
satin ribbon, and at intervals spaces
are marked oft with catch stitching t
hold respectively cretonn needlebook,
scissors nd two sixes ot bodkins.
Around the edge are stuck black and
whit plna Ribbon ties are attached
to th hoop by wfalcb to carry th bag.
Partly Uad bowa art th adorn nrat.
CLEAN SPONGES FREQUENTLY.
QNB-8 sponge should be cleaned fre-
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(dot, A effective way ot wasting it
is with warm water in which a little
tartaric add or a spoonful of soda has
bee dissolved. It should be rinsed la
cieaa warm water.
CHOPPING bags In this autumn's
importations present a most busi
nesslike exterior. With substantial
catches and boxed corners they re
semble miniature gripsacks rather than
the ornamental adjuncts of shopping
or club costumes. For the time being
suede, velvet and fanciful effects are
The side of the bags betrays their
frivolous purpose. One plain black
bag of French pin morocco is lined
with mouse colored chamois and filled
with brushes, bottles, powder case, etc.
The new envelope shape, about
twelve Inches long, has mirror, mem
orandum pad and powder puree In a
row inside the flap. Even this extend
ed bag has handles from the corners
Instead of from the top bar, as these
widely separated, flexible, double strap
handles have proved much more con
venient to swing from the arm. One
of these bags would make a nice gift.
Rot Batb9 for Beauty
'pWO women who had not met for
some time were standing In the
street discussing their relative looks,
"Goodness, how young you look!
How do you manage ltf
"Hot bath every day. Boiling, mind
"In all kinds of weather toof
And then the speaker ventured the
opinion that hot baths were bad for
the heart, weakening the organ that la
not up to the normal point. So they
are. admitted the first woman, but as
her own heart was strong she bad no
fear of the hot bath.
Both women were about tha same
age, forty-four, but tne devotee or tne
hot bath seemed ten years younger
than the .her.
It would, of course, be wrong to pre
scribe hot tubs for all the world of
women, for there are undoubtedly con
ditions when they would be harmful
But dally tubbing In water of some
temperature or other is required for
looks and health, and If the heart is In
good condition th benefit ot th hot
bath Is undeniable.
Some medical facts concerning th
hot bath give illuminating information.
The hot bath facilitates and stimulates
the natural combustion processes ot
the body. The cold bath to produce th
same affect uses up Just tour times
the amount of energy.
The cold bath Is not sufficiently
cleansing for the health of th skin,
and when there is a disposition to skin
troubles the chilly water tends to In
crease them. The process called hard
ening, which consists in submitting
ones system to the shock of cold
plunges, is now thought to b the
worst thing in the world for any but
the most vigorous constitutions.
When there is no convenience for the
daily plunge it is .possible to secure
much of the same benefit with a basin
of hot water. The needed thing Is to
open the pores of the skin and cleanse
it of dally wastes by the free us ot
soap and water and brisk friction, t
complete sponge taken In this way ev
ery morning will keep the skin In
sweet, wholesome condition. A little
aromatic tincture of some kind in the
basin bath will add much to its re
freshing powers, and for this purpose
benzoin la excellent, being bleaching as
well as Invigorating.
Gift for the Craveler
"JUITE simple to make and Inexpen
sive Into the bargain Is the mani
cure equipment destgned for the wom
an who travels. This little convenience
Cbe Seed pearl Garrincf fad
TO FRESHEN CAKE.
rpo freshen stale cake dip it for a
second or tvt tn cold milk and
thea rebake it tn a rather cool oven.
It will tail almost Uk new again,
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OF LONG PEARL DROPS.
Cllu pearl Jewelry Is Just now extravagantly fashionable, and th oroa
meats In many cases are copies of old fashioned effects popular halt a
century ago. The earnings worn by th pretty girt in th picture ax ot seed
pearl tn pagoda pattern, with tiers ot the runs dangling from a star.
THE WINTER GARDEN.
fPHERE is no more depressing object
than a drooping, fading plant. A
single half dead fern Is enough to spoil
the appearance of a whole room. Now,
ferns will die. and very quickly, too.
unless they are cared for in th proper
Never let a fern or plant stand In a
pool of water, for this rots th roots.
You should not pour water on your
fern as It stands in the china covered
pot or the water will drop through the
hole at the bottom of the clay pot and
make a stagnant, HI smelling poo!.
Take your fern right out of the extra
pot and set It on the doorstep or the
window sill and water it there If the
weather will permit. Let It stay there
for a half hour In order to give It a
good airing. Then It will com back
into th room looking quite fresh and
Once a month take your fern and
stand it In the bathtub and turn on the
tap. Let the water run until enough
hss flowed in to cover th top ot th
pot and let the fern stay there for aa
Nearly atl ferns like to have their
leaves washed every now and then.
The best way of doing this Is to set
them out of doors on a wet day and let
tv rain wash them gently.
Plants hat gaa. It poisons them, so
do not keep them at night for many
hours In a room where there Is gas
burning, but carry them out into the
passage or Into an unlighted room.
Tou must be careful not to put dell
cat ferns In a draff, as this would
wither them. Maidenhair ferns are es
pecially sensitive and will often curl up
and turn brown if th7 are near an
open window on a chilly day.
Bemember that plants which hv tn
a sitting room where a fir 1 kept
burning need more water than those
that live In cooler placea It a plant
stands on a mantelpiece It will want to
b watered every day, but on that
stands near a window will need water
ing only one or twice a week.
HOW TO MAKE PILLOWSLIPS.
rpHB beet kind of pillowslip tor Or or
bslssm pillows is mad of heavy
whit or unbleached muslin. It may be
mad more durable by waxing th
cloth and Ironing It. This will prevent
th ends ot th sharp leaves from com
rpo clean whit iron berUtoads as a
damp cloth and a little cooking
soda. This will leave the bedstead
dean and whit. Soda will also re
move nearly all stains from th sink,
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is easily slipped tn a bag or suit case,
taking up no appreciable room.
The materials for this Christmas gift
are celluloid rings strung In a line on
old rose satin ribbon. Hanging from
the end of the manicure outfit and at
tached from ribbon loops are a file, an
orange atlck and nail sciaaors. From
th opposite end Is suspended a buffer.
THE SCHOOL CHILD'S 8LSEP.
rPHE mother who has a child at school
may not be able to help him with
his lessons, for the mo-l. rn system of
teaching rather deprecates home as
sistance, but there la one thing she can
do for him which will benefit him even
more and that is to see that he gets
It is only lately that physicians have
been emphasising the need of sleep for
children. Insufficient sleep affects the
nerves, the temper, tb digestion, th
mental quickness and even the morals
of children. The child wbo gets enough
sleep Is the on wbo is bright aad
Quick mentally, who grows normally
well, who eats properly and who Is not
peevish and Irritable.
An early supper and an early bed
time are the things for the school child, ,
Then put him In a well ventilated bed- '
room and let him have ten or eleven
full hours of slumber and he'll wake
up blight and healthy asd good too.
Many of th little, whining, nervous
children w see are simply suffering
from lack of sleep. Many small
naughtinesses simply come from tired
nerves and weariness ot mind and
body. 80 many mothers notice such a
difference in th behavior ot children
one they have started to school. and
are at a loss to understand th reason.
It is because th dally nap which th
child took before he went to school has
been given up, but th bedtime hour
has sot been changed. Consequently
th nerves of th child suffer.
Try giving th school child supper at
I: SO. a nourishing and easily digested
supper too. Then at promptly pack
him off to bed. If b doesn't sleep let
him sip a cup of hot milk and sit beside
him until he drowses off. Sleep is
largely a habit and will ba easily vc
Aulr4 la a tw veoiugA.