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EYt.Kr one is at work on
Christnwis gifts, and there
will be little time for anything
else for the next few weeks.
Kvery year some one cries out for a
"safe and sane Christmas" and bewails
the fart that so much time and money I
are spent on present giving. To one's
friends Kifts need not be expensive, but
they should mcim that some loving
thought Iuls bt.i n epent in the selection.
Those who give presents because it is
a duty will of course buy them in a
haphazard way, with the cost as the I
principal consideration. But this la
utterly foreign to the Christmas spirit.
which dof-s not take Into account the!
commercial value of a gift.
Very fortunate are those persons who
can make Christmas gifts. Each stitch
Is a sipn of the loving thought that
went with it in the making, and one
si'i.s the giver in the gift. The girl or
wntii.'in with or.lv a in:ill sum for
Christmas presents, and even that rep
Worn Out? Not at All!
piirnn comes a time with the best
of c'. tl.es when they begin to look
him1 for i'ar. It Is a mistake nnvny
ii make .l ;o;iik oil weurinif Un til
is tin V :il with the npolory that
I., tt. r In "ran tla m out." as they
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La. k i.f a rkirt. especially tie
f a t r'it skirt. I.hs an unhappy
ti if i;.-:P.ti shiny und crushed,
.in ''us If you are willing to
!. tt..ul'ie of rubbing over It on
.1 snie a liltle ilium. mia nr. d wa
in! parts of each, and then irun-
..n the wrong side while It Is
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t' i sli tiv appearance, and tho lrouuiK
w .': hi .Mb i iit the creases.
not to wear the skirt un
ilry or It will crease worse
than .r Si.metimea a shiny gar
nut t is !ii.nil the help of ammonia,
far ii has been worn until all the pile
! i iibl.. ! off the surface of the cloth
it i.iti'. In this case you should lay
It out flat on the table and pass a
piece of tine sandpaper over It gt:otly
In the shinv places.
The aati ilpn per will roughen up the
riinterui) attain and make It look quite
nice. bt yen must not rub too hard or
you will wear boles in tho stuff.
As soon ns you notice a spot of Ink
or stain on any of your clothes you
should Immediately try to get It
out. If you leave the stain on for a
few days It will settle Into the material
and be very dltllcult to remove. Am
monia will take out fruit, wine or mud
marks. Milk will remove ink stains
After the g.Trment has been soaked In
milk !t should be Inundcred with water
which contains a little ammonia.
Suits of lemon is also good for Ink
s'ains that have been allowed to re
main on the material for some time,
but It Is best to try the effects of mtlk
first, ns salts of lemon tends to rot the
CIFTS THAT CHILDREN CAN
FOVU leafed clover teapot holder
ts something any child of seven or
eight jears of ate and over could make
for mother's Christmas present. It
may be cut from velvet and bound
lout the edges with silk or ribbon.
The boldr should be neatly lined with
tiik and between the velvet and silk a
layer of wadding should be placed to
give sufficient thickness.
A 8ft of Cbeeseeloth Dusters
This gift may be made from a yard
of cheesecloth In several different
shades. Krier stitch the edges of the
cloth and applique an Initial In the
corner. Blue, green and pink combined
in a aet makes a nice, cheerful present.
A loop fastened to the corner of the
duster makes it easy to bang and keep
Cover For Medicine Glass.
Cover a round of pasteboard cut Just
a little larger than an ordinary tumbler
with cretonne or chintz, pasting the
fabric nicely over the circle. This will
make a nice little cover to place over
the glass Id which medicine Is placed.
A Hatpin Holder.
A long narrow bottle is used to make
this useful gift Fill the bottle half
full of sand so that It will not up.et
aally and to the top tie a little silk
cushion stuffed with wool.
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resentlnjr tome Bacrlflce. ts happy In , over the telephone. There are many selves and others happy. So let os all
the loving task of selecting and ar- old Scrooges at this time of the year remember in making our preparations
ranging her gifts, even happier per- j who discover the fact for- themselves, for Christmas that it is the spirit that
hnps than the woman who has only to realizing, perhaps, that they may never counts, "for no one would keep an an-
resenting some sacrifice. Is happy In ,
the loving task of selecting and ar-
ranging her gifts, even happier per- j
hnps than the woman who has only to
draw a check or order her offerings
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cblc. becoming or daring. This velvet hat and beauty spot veil accompany a
blouse of orange velvet and white machine embroidery veiled with chiffon.
A LIVELY GAME OF FISHES
A LTVELT game Is this one that will
afford heaps of fun for a club meet.
To play it bave a rod and line with a
cork attached at one end. Now select
a boy or girl for fisherman. The fish
erman should bave a notebook unless
he can reel off his questions as aslly
as he can handle his rod.
The fisherman should stand in the
middle of the room with all the players
seated in chairs around him. He will
start at one end of the part of the cir
cle of players and throw Ms line so
that the cork lands at the feet of on
of them. Then b will ask that on
person: "What kind of fish have I on
my line? It is a fish whose name is
used to denote a person of faultfinding
dispos.tlon." The fisherman will wait
until be counts ten slowly; then if the
person called upon cannot answer the
question be will go on to the next per
son, and so on until it is answered. But
attar th first tea count ax mad b
GIFTS FROM ODDS AND ENDS
over the telephone. There are many
old Scrooges at this time of the year
who discover the fact for- themselves,
realizing, perhaps, that they may never
have another Christmas to make them
the whit veil with a black beauty spot.
VtA4ntw anni r1 rvinrf nlaalAi -mriiilsl Ka
will not pause to count before asking
any on else the same question. The
boy or girl must have the answer ready
When the fisherman has got his
answer to the first question be will
throw his line before the second girl
or boy and say again: "What kind of
fish have I on my line? It is a fish
which has a part of a roadway for its
cam.' The third fish will be "the
fish which has a name meaning to
chastise." These three names will be
"carp - -pike" and "whale." Other fish
will be one that has the name of a wood,
one which has the name of a sport
usually enjoyed in freezing weather.
others with names cf an animal.
heavenly body, a piece of land In Mas
sachusetts running out Into the sea. a
metal and a heavenly being.
The names of these Csbes are bass.
skate, dogfish, starfish, cod. goldfish,
silver fUn and angel fish.
selves and others happy. So let ns all
remember In making our preparations
for Christmas that it is the spirit that
counts, "for no one would keep an an
cient form through which the spirit
fpHOSE new watch bracelets are ex
tremely handsome. On jointed
wristbands of silver, gold or platinum
a tiny open faced watch Is attached.
The back of the watch Is generally
plain or merely decorated with the
monogram, but the metal rim which
encircles the face is ornamented to
match the links of the bracelet.
There are many very attractive de
signs in this modish article, those ot
the colored enamels being especially
pleasing. The eolor is chosen to cor
respond with the shade of the gown
with which it is worn. With the fash
ionable silk or satin suit of dark blue
there are watch bracelets enameled in
Iridescent blues and greens. In mosaic
patterns of dark blue or tn plain blue
enamel. Another bracelet In dark blue
has the watch face In blue enamel and
the bracelet Is set with sapphires.
Seme of the more elaborate bracelets
are made of platinum, set with dia
monds and pearls. Delicate and lace
like in appearance, these jewels are ex
An unusual but very artistic design
is a bracelet with a square shaped
watch case. The case is of gold, set
with diamonds to match the bracelet,
and the round whit enamel watch
face ts finished with numerals ot gold.
The beauty of these bracelets ts en
hanced by their flexibility, and they
are exceedingly comfortable to wear,
for they fit snugly and bold close
against the arm.
TO CLEAN WOOLEN GARMENT8.
A STIFF brush dipped in gasoline,'
then tn cornmeal, and rubbed over
any soiled worsted garment will clean
and freshen It.
If a sweater is very much soiled first
shake out all the dust, then drop it
Into slightly warm water and stir
round. Use clean, warm soapy water
with a teaspoonful of borax and gently
souse up and down, and if there are
any greasy spots rub soap on the hands
and manipulate the sweater, but do not
allow any soap to come In contact with
the sweater. Rinse in three clear,
warm waters, and add a few drops ot
bluing to the final water. Now press
out. place the sweater In a large pil
lowcase and suspend the four corners
by large piES over a tub for three days.
Then spread on a sheet In the sunshine
for a day or two until dry. This meth
od is followed by expert cleaners.
To preserve a clear whiteness In silk
and woolen underwear it must not be
washed In hot water or with other gar
ments and must be rinsed In warm
water and dried Indoors. The goods
should not be sprinkled for ironing. A
disregard of these rules will result In
yellowing the goods, and there la no
known method of restoring the lost
whiteness. Silk and wool garments
will not shrink much If these rules ar
TAKE three eggs, one and on r ha If
cupful of sugar, one cupful ot hot
water, one-half tablespoonful of but
ter. the Juic ot two lemons and th
rind of one.
Stir these ingredients together and
just before serving place tbem on the
fire and stir all the time until the mix
ture la as thick as sirup.
This sauce is delicious with H kinds
breathes no more" not at Christmas
Each year brings something that,
while not new, is at least a variation
of something old and Is therefore ea
gerly aoucht after for Christmas pres
ents. The veil holder seen among the cuts
might come under this head. It la of
Interlaced lengths of satin ribbon an
Inch wide which In two tones form the
outside covering of the case. There
are a layer of cotton wadding and a
lining of silk matching one of the
shades of ribbon. What brings this
little toilet convenience up to date Is
the smart wreath of tiny ribbon flow
ers that adorns the outside of the case.
Ribbon ties fasten the Christmas trifie.
Almost every one can find among
"things that are kept for future use" a
pretty, graceful straw basket. Now Is
the time to unearth these treasures and
make of them pincushion baskets like
the one Illustrated. In Its original
state this basket was plain wicker, but
It has been glorified with a coat of
gilding and trimmed with tiny satin
rosebuds of pink and green, and a silk
JfOR nut wafers put three cupfuls of
white su?ar. one cupful ot corn
sirup and a halt cupful ot milk Into a
pan over the fire and stir slowly until
it begins to boll briskly, then let It '
boll for about ten minutes without
stirring, just watching it carefully to
see that It does not scorch. Test it in
cold water, and as soon as it hardens
in Ice water remove It from the fire
and keep stirring vigorously while you
add a half cupful of chopped nuts. The
best nuts for the purpose are domestic
walnuts. As the candy thickens pour
It into a buttered tin and mark into
Reliable Chocolate Caramels.
Put three cupfuls of granulated sug
ar, one cupful of pure sirup, a quarter
of a pound of chocolate, one cupful of
butter and one cupful of milk Into a
saucepan and boll together, stirring it
frequently until It hardens when test
ed in Ice water. This does not mean
that it should be permitted to become
brittle, but Just of caramel consistency.
Then pour Into buttered pans and
mark Into squares as soon as It be
comes cool enough. When the cara
mels are cold enough to retain their
shape wrap them in oiled paper.
This candy is delicious and very
cheap when homemade. Boll equal
parts (say one cup each) of sugar and
good molasses together until the mix
ture becomes brittle when tested In ice
water, then put into this first lemon
flavoring (Just a few drops) and a level
teaspoonful of carbonate ot soda, old
fashioned baking soda. Stir very brisk
ly and be prepared, for the candy
foams up over twice the quantity It
was before th soda is added; hence
the necessity for making it in a big
pan and of having your buttered tins
at band to pour it in Instantly when
It la thoroughly "risen." This candy
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oak a charming gilt tot th houaewll.
mounted pincushion has been Installed.
Very Prenchy and new Is the finished
work. And in connection with baskets,
there is a fad this season for serving
sandwiches at afternoon teas In bas
kets of slender proportions with long
handles. A snowy embroidered dolly
laid in the bottom of the basket or a
doily worked tn the color tones of the
room where It Is used Is attractive.
Given a pretty girl in a lingerie gown
wearing an apron all fluffs of lace and
flying ribbons and carrying one of these
picturesque baskets filled with sand
wiches, a hostess has added an air
of novelty to her entertainment. Tou
can draw your own conclusion that
this basket would be a charming offer
ing for the girl who gives teas.
For Just a little gift the sunbonnet
needlecase is a friend in need. Any
odd scrap of silk or satin will make it.
In the rresent Instance coin spotted
yellow satin is nsed. Two pieces of
satin covered cardboard make the bon
net flaps, and the puffed crown and
"curtain" are of the same material.
The crown, drawn up with yellow baby
ribbon, forms it small button bag.
The doll handkerchief receptacle Is
easy to make. A small embroidery
hoop is first wrapped with ribbon of
any dainty shade and at the bottom Is
fitted a round of fabric covered card
board. The top of tfco receptacle Is
formed of a similar round, covered on
the upper side with gathered circles of
inch wide ribbon. The doll's head In
the center Is an up to date touch.
The reticules of the season are fasci
nating In coloring, if not greatly dis
similar in contour to those of other
years. A charming bag to be used for
either fancy work or as a rarty bag is
developed in sash ribbon in delightful
blurred effects In gun metal and rose
shades. The ribbon Is puffed about
two stiff rounds of silk. The handles
are of rose ribbons attached like those
of leather shopping bags. The whole
charm of this bag lies In the coloring
and the handsome quality of the ma
terials. This gift will be more valued
as the work of a dear one than a costly
bag that Is purchased in the shops.
F"ancy girdles and sashes are very
modish this winter on smart frocks.
and therefore they may be depended
upon as acceptable Christmas presents.
Illustrated are two stunning new
models In black that will look well on
almost any frock and are therefore a
Black satin makes one of thes gir
dles. The belt portion Is about four
inches wide, and the end which hangs
almost to the knee of the wearer Is of
the same depth, pointed at the end and
finished with a knife plaited ruffle.
Down one side is arranged a row of
crystal buttons and simulated button
holes. The second girdle Is of three inch
black velvet ribbon. At the side Is a
harness arrangement of the ribbon held
together with four closely set pink silk
roses. The same kind of flowers trim
the waist belt.
All the gifts described have a per
sonal touch that makes them appre
ciated by the receivers.
must never be exposed to sudden cold
Candy For the Stocking.
To make stick candy put three
pounds of granulated sugar in a kettle
with two teacupfuls of water and a
teaspoonful of cream of tartar dissolved
in a little warm water. Stir over the
fire until the sugar Is dissolved. Cover
the kettle while the sirup Is boiling.
Skim carefully. When a few drops
will harden In cold water take the
candy from the fire and add the flavor
ing and coloring. Pour out into well
buttered plates. When cool pull and
make into sticks. If clear candy is
detilred pour Into the plates when
nearly cold und mark it off in squares
or Hat sticks, which, when cold, may
be taken apart.
THE LOVABLE GIRL.
gHE manages to avoid all 111 natured
gossip yHliout appealing to re
prove the gosslpers or being In the
least degree priggish herself. She haa
a positive genius for discovering agree
able traits in the most unlikable peo-J
pie. xeu tier mai a certain young man
Is lazy ami w ill never amount to much
In this world and she will almost sure
ly K1I you that thbj same man is an in
All her young friends may laugh and
ridicule the manner in which Miss
Fleming (who has more years than
charms to her credit) dresses her hair.
striving to look young again, and this
girl whom every one likes will smile
and ask her chattering companions If
they remember that It was Miss Flem
ir.g who organized their own beloved
"book club," loaning them herirare vol
umes and helping with her kindly ef
forts to make the club a real success.
t'he is frank In her liks, this girl, but
cautious in expressing dislikes of other
people or things. Her friendship gives
more than It expects, and her lov will
be pure and true.
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QHRISTMAS wreaths ar delicious
little cakes to hand to one's friends
during the holiday season. To make
tbem beat half a cup of butter to a
cream, gradually beat in one cup of
sugar, the grated rind and Juice of
half a lemon, the beaten yolks of two
eggs and the whit of one egg. beaten
dry, then flour to make a stiff dough.
Roll Into a thin sheet and cut with a
doughnut cutter. Beat the whit ot
CHRISTMAS WREATHS INDIVID
UAL PLUM PUDDING.
one egg and use to brush over the
cakes, set in baking pans, sprinkle
with chopped pistachio nuts (blanched
first) and add her and there small
round red candies. Bake delicately In
a very moderate oven.
The Individual plum pudding seen In
the Illustration is made from rich
spiced fruit batter baked or steamed In
small fluted tins. Serve with a cus
tard sauce flavored with orange juic
and grated peel.
DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS
"OERHAPS you ar tired of ornament.
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year with an indiscriminate array ot
colors. If so, there are many novel
ways of getting startling effects which
are surprisingly beautiful. Can you-
plcture any thins; lovelier than a "but
terfly tree," all grace and lightness arid
beauty 7 The dark green of the tree
makes a splendid background for these
airy creatures, myriads of them. In all
shapes and colors which crowd the tree
amid the sparkling lights. It these
lights are electric bulbs the effect is In
deed that of fairyland. The butterflies
can b made first by cutting a pattern
of the butterfly from which they can
be fashioned of different colors and
materials. Translucent paper which
shows different hues when held up to
the light is a helpful suggestion. Col
ored gauzes, over which spangles or
silver dust may be sprinkled; tissue
paper of gold or silver, odd scraps ot
velvet which may be turned Into th
larger night moths Indeed, any soft
toned fabric can add Its bit ot color to
the pageanL But do not make all the
butterflies the same size or pose them
alike. Some may be In the act ot
flight, others again Just alighting. In
visible wires will be a great help tn
getting good effect.
Light packages, which may be bung
on the lower branches, may be tied '
with ribbons in butterfly bows, or th
packages themselves may be in th
shape or wings. A snow tree may be a
thing of beauty. Here all color la
eliminated except the green of the tre
itself, whose branches are laden wttb
the soft white fluffy cotton baiting,
thrown on to look like snowdrifts.
Care must be taken to avert Area.
Long strands of silver tissue ar
caught from branch to branch. White
candles cast their rays everywhere,
slender pointed Icicles made of glass
glisten In the light and white stars and
balls dipped in silver dust make this
tree a memorable sight.
All packages attached to the brenchea
should be wrapped In soft white paper,
and all ornaments should pertain to
the symbolism of winter. Trees ot gold
and white or white and silver have also
been found beautiful and not diillcult
to arrange, as all the ornaments and
gifts are kept to th color scheme.
I FOR THE FORMAL CHRIST- i
Roast Fillet of Beef, Bernaise
; . Bruaaels Sprouts.
Z, French Fried Potatoes (Balls).
T Roman Punch.
Mayonnaise of Chicken and Celery x
A (Pimento Garni6h). &
J Peaches Melba. j
Z Marrons Glaces, Cardied Mint X
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