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1 NATTY THINGS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
STYLES FOR THE FALL AND WINTER. Some decidedly pretty costumes were seen at a recent fashionable wedding. The bride was gowned in a superb confection of white satin trimmed with Duehesse lace, pearl applique and chif fon, and wore a long train carried by two small children. The bridesmaids" dresses were especially dainty, and one Is nere pictured- It was composed of white fancy glace silk, with fichus of ecra lace, the latter also forming ruf fles ever the sleeves. The waist was A m 1 i i I; ' -J5 . girdled by a gold moire Renaissance sash, arrd the hats of black velvet were plentifully trimmed with biauk plumes. The going-away gown worn by the bride on this occasion was of dark he liotrope cloth, trimmed around the foot with a band of ermine headed by passe menterie composed of black silk and Iridescent heliotrope beads. The tight fitting jacket is of ermine, with bretelles of folded cloth, finished from bust to waist with the passementerie; the sleeves were of the cloth with upper part from armhole midway to the el bow ot ermine, the wrists finished with passementerie and ruffles of lace. Large CiuH' of the ermine. MONDAT. Breakfast, Grapes. Oatmeal. Mutton Chops. Fried Potatoes. Wheat Muffins. Coffee- Luncheon. Cold Meat., . . . Baked Potatoes. " Tomatoes. Toast. Preserved Pears. Chocolate. ' Dinner. Cream-of-Celery Soup., Roast Grouse, Bread Sauce. Potato Croquettes. Cauliflower. Oyster Salad. Crackers. Cheese. Orange Custard. . Coffee. In spite of the rumor that the sepa rate waists and skirts are not going to be as popular this year as formerly, and are going to be superseded by the entire suit with the bodice fancifully trimmed, still with the woman 'who likes variety or has a moderate income, the pretty, useful waist that '.s differ ent from the skirt will always hold first place. A very handsome one was recently Been that would be suitable for evening or theatre wear. It was composed of cerise silk, trimmed in the form of a yoke with black passamenterie. The sleeves were tight-fitting with caps of silk and black lace over the shoulders. Belt of black silk. A useful little bodice for everyday wear can be made in chaliie, cashmere or silk. The right front Is cut to fas ten over to the left side: it is tucked horizontally, and the edge is finished with a kilted frill; the sleeves are tucked in the upper part, and are fin ished with ruffles of lace; tucked collar-band with fans of lace standing out eacn side; waistband of velvet cut in a small point in front; the small basque may either be worn Inside the skirt or out. How to .TIake Potato Son p. Take six large meaiy potatoes and one Spanish onion; peel and cut them iEto slices. Boil them in three pints of milk and water, in equal quantities, until quite tender, then pulp all thro i -h a coirse sieve; add one ounce of but ter, a pinch of cayenne and salt to taste. Boil up again, and Just before serving stir In a teacupful of cream and a handful of crisply toasted bread cut Lcto dice r. To Clean Linoleum. If It Is cleaned daily, or as nearly so as possible, with a damp house-fianrvel. and thus kept free from eld standing dust. It will not be necessary to use the scrubbing-brush very frequently. Use a softer brush, both for linoleum and oilcloth, than for boards, as a hard one wears the material and often spoils the color. Soft soap is very good. Where the liholeum does not suffer much wear. it will be improved by being polished oc- ' casionaily, after it is dry, with a soft flannel and a little sweet oil. Or wash the linoleum with a flannel (kept spe cially for this purpose, and scrupulous ly clean), and warm scap and water, and dry carefully with a clean -cloth. Linoleum should not be washed too of ten, but should be rubbed with the fol- lowing mixture and polished with aj clean soft duster: Shred halC-an-our.ce ; ui uajesw. iulo suuc.eni lurpeniine io ; cover it u.jiu i.iace mis, in me oven iu , melt. When thorou !.i aiua.siiimieu it is ready lor use. A little milk rubbed over the linoleum, which must then be polished with a clean soft duster, is also good. Linoleum kept in this way reqaires little washing or - trouble of any kind beyond dusting, and preserves both its color and gloss. Calnty Table Deroratlonn. Now that the festive season is at hand, let us look to our candelabra, re membering that the appearance of our dinner table is no small part of the menu. China and silver candlesticks, charming bowls of fancy china, and bronze and copper holders of every de scription are to be seen, while candle shades are of every kind and variety, and to match every description of dec oration. The one illustrated, the hold- -lAiniX- TABLL-DKOSATiOrf- ers are of bronze, while the dainty shades are of pink silk and lace. Handsome china dinner services are also in fascinating array. One of the best Is a torquoise Minton dessert ser vice, showing a handsome open-work edging. TUESDAY. Breakfast. Hominy and Milk. Sausages. Baked Potatoes. Corn Cake. Coffee. Luncheon. Scotch Broth. Rolls. Crackers. Rice Pudding Tea- Dinner. Tomato Soup. Roast Leg of Mutton. Mashed Potatoes. Boiled Rice. Stewed Tomatoes. Apple Dumplings. Lemon Cream. Fruit. Coffee. The chief change in little girls' frocks Is that instead of being loose from the yoke, they are now generally fastened round the waist by a belt or sash. The fashion is. in fact, very much the same, but the pleats or gathers are fastened down at the waist. The simplest way I is to make five or seven rows of gath j ers round the waist, and to sew on a wide piece of tape inside the trock un der these gathers to make them firm, and then you may add a belt or not To make the frock more dressy a pret ty way is to outline the yoke, epaulettes, wrists, and belt with a narrow frilling of surah. A very dainty evening frock for a girl of twelve is made in liberty Bengal satin, salmon color. Belt of pale green, embroidered in silk, with two double bows each side of the waist. The guimpe and frills are of a new silk gauze printed in flowers. A pretty dress for a child from four to six years of age is of white Indian l 3 -r.i ?,. silk, ace, -dian-pleated. and Is just the thing for a party-dress; It is made on a small joke, covered with lace, and has bows of cerise ribbon on the shoul ders; a frill of accordion-pleated silk is carried across the front, and pleated frills also form the sleeves: for warmth this should be worn over a plain dress of white or colored cashmere or viyella. Some Queer En$a;fm:sl, I In Siam. the ilghting of a cigar indi cates a betrothal. In that country a A:- 'a f Nt?V- j I t. 1 person wishing to become engaged to the gir! ot his choice offers her a flower or takes n light from a. cigar or cigar ette if she happens to have one In her ; mouth; and thereupon, provided there i is no Impediment, steps are at once ' taken to arrange for the payment of ; the dowry. The families cf the bride i and bridegroom have each to provide ; a considerable sum. In Calabria, as in i many parts of India, a lighted taper or ; a lighted pipe betokens the acceptance ; of the suitor for the hand of a lady in marriage. In Siberia it Is the custom I that, when a suitor has been accepted ; by a girl, she presents him with a box oi cigars ana a pair of slippers as a sign that he Is to be master In the house. " If there ,s ,one t-ains dear to a wo. man s heart it is a pretty tea gown. At a styl:sn modiste's some very dainty one3 -ere exhibits rPrPri,iv n., n nf rosrt flannel 1ri the in the all-prevailing Russian style. The simulated Zouave if UDjE-FLA.inL-TCA:G0WI1- was edged with frills of pink silk and ecru guipure insertion: the waist girdled by a handkerchief sash of rose silk, tied at the side. Not very far from this creation was another of very fine cashmere over blu taffeta, made in one piece from top tc bottom, with a yoke around which the gathers are placed. The skirt is trimmed with three rows of narrow guipure insertion. The corsage is gath ered and has two large square lapels forming a sort of shawl reaching to the waist. A pretty home dress has the skirt and sleeves of mauve fouler the foot of the skirt is trimmed with ribbon velvet in a darker shade; the sleeves are tight fitting, and have butterfly drapery at the top of velvet, with waterfalls of foule falling below; the lower part of the bodice Is of mauve broche figured with pansies; it Is joined on to a deep yoke of white and mauve striped silk under a ruche of ribbon velvet; full waistband of velvet fastened with a bow and ends on the left side. The small hat or toque will always hold its place in the feminine heart for theatre or evening wear, as it can be made up In every conceivable shape and color to suit individual tastes. One very dainty one was made of black chenille velvet, turned up at side with 2'' ToR-CVEtmfl-WEAR''. two large rosettes of pale blue. The crown is composed of pale blue drawn silk, with handsome plume of ostrich tips at side. Another was made of blue velvet, trimmed with jetted ornaments In front over bows of velvet, orna mented with paste circles; unmount ed yellow roses at the sides, resting on the hair; and an aigrette of-small pea cock's feathers at the back. In millinery, marten, sable and astra khan are much used as borderlngs for toaues and capots which have full crowns of velvet. Plumage trimmings and feathers are much in evidence, and there is demand for tufts of osprey, aigrettes and the beautiful tails of birds of paradise. WEDXESDAST. Breakfast. Shredded Wheat and Milk. Rice Croquettes. Boiled Eggs. Graham Bread. Coffee. Luncheon. Tomato Omelet. Hot Biscuit. Toast. Custard. Cocoa. Dinner. Eaked Fish, Tomato Sauce. Cold Meat. Mashed Potatoes. Sweet Potatoes. Turnips. Brown Betty Pudding. Crackers. Cheese. Coffee. Tomato Sauce. Peel 1 gallon of ripe tomatoes and 5 pods cf red pepper; cook until tender; strain through a coarse cloth, then stir thoroughly Into it 'Z ounces of salt, '2. ounces of black peppr. ii ounce of white mustard seed. V-.- ounce of all spice: add 1 pint of vinegar; boil slowly for 3 or 4 hours: while still warm bottle and cork tightly: this will keep for years, and so should be made when there is a gocd crop and tomatoes are cheap. t A handsome wrap for an elderly lady Is made of black velours du Nord, trimmed with skunk fur, and applique of satin and Jet. The back is drawn Ints the figure at the waist, and the throat is finished with a ruche of ac cordian pleated satin. A handsome gown recently seen that would be suitable for an elderly woman was made of dark grayish-blue woolen JlfiME FOR- ELDERLY- LA DY- material striped with brown: the skirt is trimmed with two ends of silk em broidered with fine jet beads and silk and finished with bead fringe; the Eton Jacket has wide revers of sealskin; with straight revers to the waist; the cuffs are also of sealskin. The full vest was of soft white silk, with ruffle and jabot of lace: puckered waistband of velvet. This costume, although hav ing the appearance of an indoor dress, is sufficiently warm for street wear, without any other wrap. Another suit is of fancy woolen mate rial with a diagonal silk line running through: the skirt is trimmed with a border of embroidery, with diamond shaped pattern in front: the bodice Is cut with a basque, which is trimmed with embroidery, and a sash of velvet Is worn round the waist; the cape is edged with embroidery, and has revers of white cloth embroidered all over; a martin tail boa is worn with the cape, but the costume Is complete without it. For CHapped Hands. The following paste is strongly ad vised for rubbing the hands with at niirht if inr-lined tn r-h n r Honey, 1 spoonful Fine oatmeal, - - 'Z spoonfuls. Beat these up with the yolks of two eggs, and add sufficient unsalted lard or lanoline to make a paste, and thor oughly mix all together. This paste you will find excellent for smearing the inside of your sleeping-gloves with. THURSDAY. ' " ?. Breakfast Fruit. Broiled Mutton Chops. Saratoga Potatoes. Buckwheat Cakes. Coffee. Luncheon. Chicken Omelet. Cracker Toast. Graham Bread. Rolls. Peaches. Tea. Dinner. Mutton Cutlets, Tomato Sauce. Potatoes. Stewed Carrots. Macaroni, with Cheese. - Oyster Salad. Neapolitan Cream. Cake. Coffee. Embroidery On Hackaback. Ordinary huckaback toweling, which can be bought at any dry-goods store in white or unbleached cotton or linen, can be used as the foundation for most beautiful embroidery. Tou can iron off any good transfer pattern on It. taking care to select for the purpose a bold design where there is not much Interlacing of leaves and branches. Before placing your design on the huckaback, decide which way the lines of darning are to go. As you will see they go across the stuff. Had the lines been desired to go longitudinally the pattern would have been placed the other way. The flower here has been worked In o o o to o a iD en 33 d I t C O CZD cza c cr . -i- i what Is called long and short stitch, three shades of old-gold colored filo selle being used. Three threads of the filoselle were used at a time. The stem of the flower was done in rope stitch. The entire spray is finished before the darning is done. The darning is a great feature of huckaback work, and in the example before you has been done in dark red silk. Six threads of the filoselle were used at a time, and that is the amount necessary to make sufficient effect. A Queer Cradle. j The Lapp baby very often has a scot ( cradle, fcr when the indulgent mother ' attends church she makes a hole in the i snow outside and deposits the young Laplander therein. It Is no uncommon J a t ca c c c - ' ' c e : ' f ' -J c sight to see a circle of these snow cra dles in front of a Lapp chapel, and now and then a lot of fierce-looking dogs are on guard to keep off the wolves, that might meditate a raid on the baby con tingent. The Lapp cradle in material differs essentially from that used by the Bushman baby, whose mother digs a hole in the hot sand and "chucks" him therein in the shadow of some lonely bush. Sometimes the cradle is ready to hand in the shape of an os trich nest, and now and tnen some feathers left by the mighty bird help to soften the nest of the future Bush man warrior. The long cloak or pelisse here pictured Is suitable for outdoor wear, but will also serve as model for a theatre cloak; It is of Veronese-green brocade, with pleated front and bishop sleeves of velvet of the same color; it Is lined throughout with pale terra-cotta broche; the yoke, collar and waist bands are of sable; a cravat of cream silk muslin Is tied in a bow under the chin. Hat of black velvet, trimmed with ostrich feather tips oa the left hAROSOMt-EVLIM-CLOAK- side, and a row of unmounted damask roses under the brim. A stylish walking dress for a matron Is made of black woolen reps. The mantle, of black metallasse cloth, has the bodice part made tight-fitting, the long cape sleeves being lined with satin: colla.- pointed up the center of back, ornamented on each side with braid ing: it Is edged all round with black Mongolian goat, very full on -he shoulders: high collar trimmed with fur. Bonnet of aubergine velvet. trimmed with velvet pansies of various shades, black osprey, and wirgs. Salt. Salt puts out a fire in the chimney. Salt In the oven under baking-tins pre vent their scorching on the bottom. Salt and vinegar will remove stains from discolored teacups. Salt put on ink. when freshly spilled on the carpet, will help in removing the spot. A rretty Christmas Oil. As the time files so quickly it Is never too soon to begin to make Mttle Christ mas gifts for one's many friends es pecially as a hand-made present Is so much more appreciated. A very effective picture frame is here Illustrated, made of a pale shade of ivory linen, embroidered with conven tional corn flowers, the back being as dainty and beautiful as the front. A A-PREWOlRlSTTiM-ClFT- very good design can be seen In an other frame of white silk backed with white brocade, and worked with quaint half-moons and sprays in pale coral and green silks, Interspersed with tiny steel spangles. Still another is covered with yellow satin, in which quaint de vices are rendered in multi-colored silks. FRID A Y. Breakfast. Corn Meal Mush. Fried Hominy. Rolls Coffee. Hash. Luncheon. Escaloped Oysters. Parker House Rolls, Baked Apples. Gingerbread. Tea. Dinner. Ox-Tail Soup. Baked Blue Fish. Mashed Potatoes. Roast Ham. Baked Sweet Potatoes. Orange Snow Pudding. Fruit. Coffee. The superintendent of a provincial Sunday-school was much worried by the noise of the scholars In the next j room. At last, unable to bear it any I longer, he opened the door and burst in i upon the class. Seeing one boy a little. taller than the others talking a great i deal, he caught him by the collar, car ! ried l.im to his own room, and bansed i him i:ito a chair, saying. "Now sit there and e quiet." A quarter of an hour later a small head appeared round the door and a meek little voice said, 'Please, sir, you've got our teacher," t, U !l j New Styles In Hair Dressing;. Those pretty women whom we meet whose hair is softly waved all round her head and shows no sign of depres- : sion at the sides; whoes forehead bears j the light burden of some pretty kiss i curls and 'ovelocks, whose hair Is in deed very well dressed, we may know at once that she is using the popular little pad which makes the pompadour Si - ' JSC ' 1 ( TA'PRtrnr-CoifFURE- so much more attractive, especially with the woman who is not blessed with thick hair. A very pretty arrangement for the coiffure 13 shown In the accom panying picture. The hair Is brought directly to the center of the head and tied and a soft coil is then made. Vanity In Children. Mothers are often responsible for the vanity which they may deplore in their daughters. The atmosphere of the home is too largely one of, perhaps, millinery and mantua-making. The dress of young children is often so exquisite that continual caution is necessary to prevent its injury, and play is robbed of spontaneity and activity. A mother who had educated her children to ail the punctilities of dress, said: "I re great so much the exquisite wardrobe of my little children. I see now that it hurt their character." The dress of little girls should be as simple and sub stantial as that of boys. Everything which prevents activity and fosters vanity should be conscientiously avoid ed. Love of dress is also fostered by the passion for dolls, which is said to be inborn In every right-minded girl. Doll playing Is really doll-dressing. Every bit of gew-gaw is eagerly sought to bedeck this miniature travesty of a fine lady. The doll-mother is but. a pro phecy of the child-mother. If doll playing is a legitimate occupation of girlhood, we ought to have dolls which do not cultivate a taste for wasp waists and the trivialities of fashion. SATURDAY. Breakfast. Oatmeal. Liver and Bacon. Baked Potatoes. Corn Bread. Toast. Coffee. Luncheon. Fish Omelet. Toast Bread. Prunes. Cake. Cocoa. Rolls- Dinner. Potato Soup. Roast Pork. " Apple Sauce. Squash. Turnip. Crackers. Cheese. Cream Pudding. Soak three cups of dried apples over night and chop them; simmer them for one hour In two cups of molasses and allo.v them to cool. After they are cold add half a cup of butter, two eggs, half a cup of sugar, four cups of flour, half a cup of milk, two teaspoonf uls of soda, spice to taste, one cup of chopped and seeded raisins, and a little salt. For the little folks who have not yet attained to the dignity of their teens, there are some very dainty frocks. One is destined for a girl of nine, and looks charming in soft dark green cashmere, with plain skirt and a full bodice open ing over a yoke and vest of red silk: while a band of green satin comes at the waist. The double collar is em broidered with shaded silks altogether a sweet little frock. It should certain ly be crowned by a green velvet hat. the brim edged with a frilled puffing, and the gathered crown breaking into a little frill at the top, while a many ended bow of green moire comes at the side for trimming. Finally the small mali of six or seven ' .;-v M o ; summers Is provided A'ltn an artistic little frock in bright and yet dark green cashmere hanging loosely from a high Empire sash of green silk, with long ends falling down the left side from a big rosette. There is a smocked yoke of pale yellow silk, and the deep collar and little cuffs are prettily embroid ered In the sjime color. The hat sketched with It Is In white felt, simply -trimmed with soft white silX This is certainly to be a season ot velvet. Old and young alike will don It, and as there is such a variety to choose from, it can be worn on all oc casions. There are plaids, changeable velvets and figured velvets. The even ing gowns are especially rich. being composed of brocaded velvet of every shade heavily trimmed with lace. As for the jackets and short coats they are the prevailing fashion made 5S& Y -Vavcf-Ru55 iAn-5iousL- cp In every shade of velvet. One of the most exquisite short ccats was seen at a large dry-goods establishment, and Is here reproduced. It was a Russian blouse In a lovely shade of myrtle vel vet. The revers were of brocade out lined with chinchilla. Steel buttons and waistband of brocade. A superb jabot of Brussels lace was draped from the neck. The sleeves were finished with an embroidered cuff, fur around the wrists. The whole was lined with a dainty shade of cerise satin. Another Jacket seen was of black vel vet, with back in one piece, and a sin gle side piece on one side. It was lined with red silk, the seams being neatly felled. Velvet revers and storm collar, stiffly Interlined and faced with astra kan. This coat fastens invisibly with hooks and eyes. There are two traits of character I should do my utmost to develop if I had children to bring up." says a wo man whj.se daily work brings her Into contact with many different people. "Those are the traits of generosity and unselfishness. If they were born in the children I should encourage them, and if they were lacking I should do my ut most to plant rind nourish them." SUNDAY. Dinner. Cream-of-C'auIiflower Soup. Roast Beef. Mashed Potatoes. Stuffed Tomatoes, Beets. Crackers. Olives. Cheese. Peach Ice Cream. Fruit. Coffee. Plated wares, whether silver or gold, are best cleaned with a sponge and warm soapsuds, and wiped dry with a clean, soft towel or silk handkerchief: then mix some finely-sifted whiting with spirits of wine, lay it on with a spong-, rub it with a soft cloth which has previously been boiled in water mixed with prepared chaik, and polish with a wash-leather. If the silver is stained, boil it for a few minutes before applying the whiting. A professor, describing the different style.- of scholastic furniture, has laid down the law that that stern task mis tress Hygiene demands that the desk or table at which the scholar writes shall be coincident with the height of the epigastric cavity, which Is the name by which the modern schoolgirl desig nates the upper portion of the pear shaped receptacle for food which plays such an important part in digestive operations. The reason for this eleva tion seerns to be that at this height the bmt is upright and the chest is clear of the table. AVith a view, therefore. to avoid short-sightedness, curvature of the spine, and similar maiadies, which threaten the industrious student chained to an unscientifically-constructed desk, an enterprising inventor has brought out an er.sily adjusted desk, whicii we illustrate herewith. It will be seen that the top of the desk Is carried by two side pieces of wood which rest on hollow telescopic column of metal, the Inner column containing Afl-ADJliSTAELt-OKK- a spring. Surrounding the wooden s:'d piece is a collar, which is tightened by means of a screw when the required height is attained, and on relieving the pressure on the collar by turning the screw In the reverse direction. the top of the desk Is still further elevateJ i autamatically by the action of the i spring, or it can be depressed by sp. ' plying sufficient force to overcome th i resistance of the spring, and the collar again tightened when the user of the ; desk Is satisfied with Its height. By ! means of another mechanical arrangs ! ment. a portion of the top of the desk I can be either Inclined or flat to suit the ; convenience or taste of Its owner. It ' will thus be seen that the desk can b used either alttlcff or standing. Pi! I V te