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Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. PARIS, December 20, 1902. It is so unusually cold here in Paris that we are all shivering and shaking. The French are certainly very mediaeval in their ideas of heating. Of course, most of the great hotels are comfortably warm, but the poor unfortunates who live In pensions their only salvation is to wrap up in a steamer rug and keep close to a charcoal stove. At the present moment furs are more worn and more thought of than anything else. In America the women would draw their chairs around a flickering, crackling fire, and while listening to the humble but Indispensable kettle humming over the bars of the great song of tea, would talk of furs, a ravishing subject of conversation. But in Paris we have to go out to keep comfort able: so we take in the races at Auteuil. It Is there that one sees the smartest women In the most stunning furs. Sables of price less value are positively common. One cloak particularly magnificent was said to have cost the fabulous sum of $20,00. It Is to be hoped that this figure has been ex aggerated. The cost of fur, though, has gone up- so much that clever designers are trying to make the best of small quanti ties. With this idea in view, a beautiful brown albeline cloth costume has been treated with narrow bands of sable in an original manner, these bands being formed into squares and geometric figures with the as aistance of braid. This style of trimming gives a satisfactory appearance without using too much of the precious fur. A cos tume which entirely refuted the idea of fur ecenomy was a black zibeline worn at Au teuil by a well-known woman. The short plaited skirt just escaped the ground all rounQ. A Macfarlane, relieved by an er mine stole, twisted twice round the neck and failing In long ends in the front, com pleted this charming estume. In passing, et me say that the Macfarlane is the fad just now. It is a long, half loose-fitting cloth coat. In most instances the Macfar lane is fur-lined and trimmed with heavy embroidery at the neck and upon the shawl shaped collar. The much-talked about petit gris has ceased to please our superlative elegantes. and is now taking its proper place as a lining, whence It never should have emerged. Ermine Cravat. &he favorite cravat with the proportions of a stole Is in ermine, and this delicate touch of white upon a somber outdoor gar inent is most becoming. Indeed, white fur of all kinds is a cachet of the season. I suppose, according to the law of opposites, that when the craze for white subsides all black will be the swagger thing to wear, as it was a few years since. This winter the furrier is doing his utmost to entrap us poor, weak mortals into extravagance. Our husbands and brothers may rage In Tain before the glorious shop windows. E 1'-' 1~ b nm W- T. t eT 1l=TE WEAPS AND COT.TARETJ French winters, as a rule, are not severe, but It makes no difference. Furs are fashionable necessity and they must b bought. Some very pretty and interesting effects are obtained by combinations of fur. One extremely telling coat was made up In stripes of skunk chinchilla and sealskin. It was quite the oddest thing I have seen. Muffs are large and promise to assume still greater proportions. Loose coats and jack eta are trimmned with furs In marked~ con trast with the color o~f the cloth and lined with brocade. Moleskin is such a pretty fur that it Is a pleasure to recommend It to every woman who can afford anything ex pensive. It takes sudh glorious lights and shades and is treated so wonderfully that It really has a claim to be a fur of fashion. Personally I think in short furs it Is the next best thing to sealskin. The most ex clusfive little moleskin coats are cut with basques, tight at the back and pouched in front. The waistband is generally of white or light-colored embroidery and sometimes of stitched taffeta. I do not like moleskin unless the skirt worn writh the coat be of some fabric corresponding In tone. Beautiful pelerines and stoles are made of marten. This fur Is a golden brown and needs no dyeing. A great. feature In its favor Is that It is Inexpensive and at the same time mighty becoming, especially when made up in the new pelerines fitted with long stoles In front and accompanied by a "granny" muff to match. The man ner of making muffs this year Is perfectly charming. They are soft and floppy, en tirely without stiffening and exquisitely lined. Nowadays the manufacturers seem able to obtain every variety of shade. Curious in its wishy-washy tone Is the new cham pagne col 'or. It certainly has advantages, for the multitude will never take up any thing so light and delicate. This Is a color which looks absolutely lovely when worn with sable or other dark fur. It is the approved shade .fort reception frocks and millinery. I prefer It for day wear, ea it Is apt to take a yellowish tone at night. Still, It is attractive and distinctive, and perhaps, after all, there Is more warmth In it than In gray, which Is being taken into favor. Light colors are a fashion fad the Parisian woman may well adopt In this beautifully clean French city, but there are others not ailicted with cleanliness. Indeed, the ambassador to France from the United States, when he came back from New York, announced trhe fact that he left the metropolis a city and returned to find It a mining camp. Excavating for that remarkable tunnel, I suppose, has caused the upheaval. In hre-Qarer enth Tosekoc mr ffr atlgae 1 1 oa okswl nathe-ure actresse WaPth Comdie ItOisanac .s. cordion plaited skirt having stripes of ermine fur hung at intervals from the waisi and reaching almost to the hem of the skirt, where they finish with tails of er mine. The same effect is introduced on the bodice. Fox as a fur is not by any means to be overlooked. It is to be found in a great variety of colors and qualities. In color it ranges from pure white to black with white points, in which latter guise it offers itself most persuasively in the form of the new, long, flat boas and bag-shaped muffs. Furs remind me of the sale of Mme. Her bert's wardrobe, which took place not long ago at the Hotel Druot. If that lady is In Paris a restless, uneasy ghost, she must be deeply amused. Her furs were magnifi cent. A muff in breitschwanz lined with rabbit was luxuriousness itself. The dresses were largely bought up by second-hand clothes women. We shall probably see them in the little shops in the Rue Lafayette. They will descend to base uses" like the famous black charger of Gen. Boulanger, which now is in the shafts of a Paris cab. Any of us may have the privilege of being drawn by the horse of the man who just missed being president of the republic. But -people are passionate in Paris, not.seni mental. - The New Cape Collars. If furs are important accessories for the outdoor toilet, equally necessary are the pretty stocks to be worn in the house Some of these affairs are large enough to be called capes, and for the demiseason take the place of wraps. One of the elab orate cape collars is the Marion Delorme. The whole cape and combined collar is cut in a circular shape out of heavy silk. At the top of the collar and the bottom of the cape is applied a border of velvet in a deeper shade of the same color as the qilk. Cut out squares and circles of heavy altar lace are appliqued in a design around -the entire cape and up the fronts. A bishop shaped tab conceals 'the opening at the neck, while graduated ends drawn up and finished with silk tassels dangle from the collar. Another attractive stock is of embroid ered velvet, the long four-in-hand being worked in bright-colored flowers. The va riety is so infinite in these pretty trifies that one could write a whole letter describ ing nothing but neckwear. The stocks sold In the shops are very expensive, but-beau tiful ones may be made at home with a lit tle velvet, ribbon and chiffon and some beads. There is a -perfect rage here for white crepe de chine worn with sables even in the daytime, though natufally such a frock is for very smart indoor functions. The craze for embroideries and incrusta tions of lace is greater than ever, and we shall do well to use anything of this kind we have in store. The possibilities of plain velvet as a material for frocks are being evidenced more and more every day. The exclusive in dress are wearing emerald green velvet gowns, with long stoles of marten and large picture hats of gireen beaver. Green in such fabrics can never become very common, and I fear this charming color is slightly on the wane. The coming color is a dull claret red. al most a mulberry shade. It is very chic.] have seen hats in this shade of beaver trimmed with chiffon and with roses of many hues and even with autumn berries. The best milliners, however, keep one color throughout a hat, using several tones. Old Print Hats. Some of the picture chapeaux are reaill enormous, but they have beautiful curves, the best be ng copied from old prints. White felt, white beaver and white caracal hats are much worn. A bordering of dark green leaves on a white toque is very ef fective, especially if the wearer put some green chiffon aoout her neck and keep the rest of the costume all white. As a matter of fact, although there never was a time when dress was more luxuriously extrava gant, the woman with moderate means will, provided she possesses the inimitable qual ities of chic and taste, be able to procure charming garments at very moderate prices. CATHERINE TALBOT. A' Why a Woman Nags.. Adoctor expresses the opinion that nine times out of ten the woman who nags Is tired. One time out of ten she is hateful. Times out of mind her husband is to blame. The cases that come urnder the physician's eye are those of the women who are tired and who have been tired so long that they are suffering from some form of nervous disease. They may think they are only tired, but in fact they are ill. -In such cases the wo man often suffers more from her nagging than her husban& or the children with whom she finds fault. She knows she does it. She does not intend to do it. She su~f fers in her own self-resp et when she does it and in the depth of her soul longs for something to stop it. The condition is usually brought on by broken sleep, improper food, want of some other exercise than housekeeping and enough of out-of-door air and practical, objective thinking. It is often the most unselfish and most affectionate of women who fall into tihis state. They are too much devoted to their fam ilies to give themselves enough of any healthy exercise and diversion, enough of naps perhaps or theaters or concerts, 00L8os Wraps. The wraps of today do their duty well. They are warm and can be slipped on and off without any trouble whatever. There is no fear of the undersieeve being spoiled, nor does it take two or three people te help us into the garment we wish to put on, and for this we may thak the Japan ese, for It is the kimono thihas inspired these loose, comfortable gsIeta, They are worn alike for eauand moring, often bordered with bheautnietbroidery. They ar becomning the shoulders and confine the figure no liere. Tweed Is the fabrie favored 10r wshard-rearing foUIwa.g suB ha alwysembrelde f semlewbegmemi eging engs -Ot ao0 sess. PAULIEh PA She Findh e City a Par disC fog Climbers dI - THE 8OCIL LADDER HOW AREaig WOWM KAE AGE TO GET A START. Sewing Society an Easy Way-Fash ionable Afternoon Tea-How the Prench Skate. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. PARIS, December 12, 1902. There is no doubt that Paris Is a paradise for climbers. Without half trying, I have mixed more with good society during the short time I have been in Paris than I did during many years in America. I can't say that I really enjoy good society myself-I am too used to the best, I suppose. Still, for anybody having taste that way there are no easier means of realizing his am bition than by coming to Paris to reside. Americans somehow make a specialty of themselves here, and the mere fact of being an American gives one a certain standing rendering him eligible to a lot of distinc tions. First and foremost, it entitles him to proprietary rights in the 'American Church. On the steamer coming over I was advised by an old American resident of Paris that-to get into good society here I must immediately join the American Church. I find it Is taken quite as a mat ter of course that one goes to church here less with a regard for the future establish ment of the sou than for present develop ment of one's visiting list. It is not considered polite to leave cards at the church when calling-I mean when going to meeting, but after the service, It Is expected that oie will introduce himself -or to adopt the, common gender of Amer icans In Paris-herself, to the-pastor, who stands at the church door holding a recep tion to the retiring congregation and cor dially inviting everybody to his wife's day at home. One will then, the following week, present herself at the pastor's resi dence, and the next week will probably join the American Ladies' Sewing Society, which meets at the homes of the very best Amer icans in Paris, and numbers among its members everybody worth knowing, from the wife of the United States ambassador down. One Easy Way. As a neat device by which the lower classes may break into the homes of the socially elect, this-AMerican Ladies' Sewing Society of Pirit strikes me as excelling even the oppgrtunity 'offered by senatorial and congressional-neceptions at Washington. American women stopping at my pension do now and then" skip the tomb of Napoleon and some othil thpMgs which Badeker pre scribes, but tliey would as soon think of missing the Bdn Miarche or'any of the shop windows along the Rue de la Paix as of 'not going -to at least one meeting ot the sewing society. . 'I have never seen anywhere-not even In , 3hicago, anythlngiqulte so gorgeous as the American woman's home on the Avenue- du -Bil de 'Boulogne,. wherefi. tpletyrwt lasteA Tha .woman ii enormousy wealdhy, aid It li very characteristic -of how domesticdinteitris'e goes in Paris that she occupies not - w house- of her -own, but al apartmentetwa apartments, in fact. one. above the other. Gia mounts to the fourth etage of the house to reach her first floor, and here, from the sumptuous hall which one enters, asends ..a graceful stairway communicating with:;her second apartment above. The first embraces a truly mag nificent spread of reception rooms, and the whole establishment Is furnished In a man ner which naively conveys to all beholders how mighty is the American dollar the -world over. At the sewing society meetings introduc tions are profuse and the. score,.oAe qv9m monly makes at a. single meeting is never less than two or three invitations to tea 'and the finding of an old friend or two. Afternoon Tea. Penaing the time one is working up a visiting list, there are many public func tions in which one may engage and enjoy most of the sensations of being in good society. There is always tea in the after noon at several well-known, very expensive hotels, which affords the opportunity of being at least a figure in the tableau of the fashionable world. Also there is tea at Colombin's. 'Ibis Ja a place just off the Rue de Rivoli, where, from 4:30 to 6 o'clock, three large rooms are packed close with people you know If you are at all worth knowing, with a great many it would be a pleasure to know, and with just enough of a sprinkling of those you would not dare know to make the whole affair very nice and quite spicy. The women's gowns are just right, whatever the morals of a few. and altogether the spectacle Is enchanting. Americans flock here in great numbers, and here I am always especially struck with seeing how successfully American women beat French women at the latter's own game of being "chic." I dreaded awfully coming to Paris be cause I had heard so much of the "chic" of French women. Middle age is sad enough, I thought, withoutL having to take it to Paris and place it 'In dismal contrast with the dazzling charm of all women there. But now I find that the women one meets in Paris who actually realize the dream w3 have of Paris women, turn out to be Amer icans nine times out of ten. I must freely admit that French women as a rule wear better looking lingerie than we do and are more successful in displaying it under all circumstances, and the beauty of their faces, when they are beautiful, Is more haunting, perhaps, because it is so vividly painted. But for style, shape-for good clothes and good looks-the American wo man seems to me much the superior of ' he French. ll Is Vanity. The American -woman who would paint red and white, as the French women do would' be arrested In the United States, and one who would give herself over publicly to the pursuits of vanity as do French women would be looked upon as a proper charge for a lunatic asylum. I actually saw a French woman at a funeral one day take from her pocket her invariable complexion outfit-powder, paint and a smail mirror and while t fqqgqral services were pro ceeding calml elev te the mirror and touch up the spots -'hic' grief had made on her complexion. STh do this in cafes as reg ularly as thegn eatr and I have seen them stop In the zndlef a crowded street and go through *.e ume performance. The men with themi ap irntly take it as a mat ter of oours qut'naturally, Inasmuch as the men, not~klo fashionables, but those of the working -iiaalso, carry pocket mirrors alwa , aiffi when In doubt- as to the proper state ofutheir Impossible whisk ers whip out the- *rror, whether walking along the strhet ohere not, and proceed to "pretty up" to .h French idea of human lovelinesa ~' Byron wo 'nev have survived one af ternoon tea a ICel6 bin's. I thought I had seen the fulW~hdrrar of women's eating realised in thio seat Boston women display for food In Wfublie',paces. But nothing on earth I am shre ekmatch the gusto with which French woinen, young and old, the p rettiest and the paintlest, conslame cakes. Nowhere else on earth are made such jammy small cakes as are the thing in Paris. Counters and tables at Colombin's, as at any patisserie, are pied high with these soft, sweet, sticky concoctions. On entering, one seised a plate and a spoon, and from the va~t selection chooses one, two, three, fourdhl a dosen-thten, with her plate piled high, the Frenchwoman sits down and falls -to. She will oalmly' con sume the sig whllb her teh is being made, and then she eats six more-hetw'een sips of her tea. I might venture one piece of cl mince pie pnd a san piec'e of cheese fter breakfast or on going to bed-In the prvacf of home, once a day that ised tildare to think of living totlook future generationd In the face, but it I.were to eat the b ' and sis of Jammey cakie that es women babitaagT'4e-Well. i1 not eag that their - sne drink absinthe mad a ln -tair emoutins -a bloody, terma( that mert of thng Tb Parlab a SSS en the amaasa DAINTY WAIST IN GREEN. rr 1' r E S whenever the b!rd cried. death stalked In QUEER INFLUENCES one of the wards. In vain had efforts been made to still this gossip. The rumor would not die, but the patients did with singular regularity whenever the bird raised lt# FIGHTING DEATH ECAUSE OF voice. At 2 In the morning the superintendent LIFE LINES IN HAND. found herself sitting straight up In bed and _________seized with a sudden horror. The. peacock *was uttering a mournful wall. Even a Nurse Who Fell a Victim to Pulling on her wrapper and bed rom slip pers she hurried to the ward where lay her Dreadi favorite assistant. It was as she feared. Drea Whet ~in~e as Ding The reaction from the operation had set In, WeU for Her. preceded by a violent nervous chill. The Wellforihouse physician had been summoned. but __________the pat ent steemed like one In the clutch of a supernatural power. Her temperature went Written for T* t down with a plunge, her pulse foieowed. s conro th spersti- seemed unable to respond to any of the The nurse who- can control the sureedies, and In less than hat tions of herge l ougt. half the an hour was dead, as her chthf sae the battle for the physician in charge of the victim of her own fear. case. For Loii d in twntleth cen ant~l'suprsI- For one whole year a New York man suf tury heart is a ghos&Vf anNtr uperst fered from an hallucinAion which he could tion which will not down. When - patient not throw off, and at the end of the timo goes to -bed' VJth any fell dIgease, that he was practically a victim of nervous prom ghost stalks forth rampant, and, 'unless tration, because he could not get away from warded off by a skilled hand, is apt to come himsel An astrologer had foretold that he would off victorious. die when he was thirty-five. At the time A well-known writer in Washington. who of the prophecy the man laughed heartily. is- a firm believer and a ~wide reader in but as the year approached he found a cer chiromancy or palmistry, was -operated on tai shadow walking ever at his side. He for appendicitis. When the incision had tried to think that It was due to overwork and worry about his business, and deter been made the surgeons discovered that it mined to go abroad for a rest. was a case of peritonitis instead of appen- Then something stayed the purchase of dicitis. The young woman was in a critical tickets for the journey, and he realised that condition, and when she came out from the it was fear-fear that the steamship might influence of the anesthetic the physician in go down. He became afraid even to go on a railroad Journey and doubled his bife in charge of the case deemed it best that she surance. Finally he took several friends should be informed of the true state 01 into his confidence, and seldom traveled the affairs. This was discreetly done by nurse streets at night without one of them in his and doctor, and in a delicate way it was company He dodged trolley cars and suggested that she send for her mother trucks like one who thought all methods of and her clergyman. traffic were In league against his personal Now, it happened that the patient had safety. His friends ceased to jest with him neither,'but she had something else-an ii- on the subject and seriously aided in what mense amount of grit and an unshakable to him seemed a fight for life. belief in the lines of her hand. With an When at last old Father Time landed him effort that showed in her tightening lips, safe across his thirty-sth birthday this she turned her right hand and held it where perfectly sane and thoroughly healthy man the doctor might see it distinctly. Then collapsed from pure reaction and took the she remarked, in a weak but determined trip abroad which he had feared for twelve voice: "Doctor, do you see the life line in that hand? It says I will live until I am forty five. Those lines never lie. You can't kill Xountain Sicknes me with a trifle like peritonitis. I am anly From the London Taller. thirty. Give me some water and I'll go to sleep." N otrhsee e cone o h She fought her fight and is today writingcasofmutisckeaDaldIn specials on social life at the capital. fntl oedsrsi;admr atn Just the reverse of this situation was i t fet hnsascns.I sol shown this fall in a Philadelphia -hospitalincmatvey erhghltudsht where one of the most popular nurses on muti ikesatcstecibr h the staff underwent a serious operationprmntysmtosaenucnrl from which she was apparently rallying al tako evuns.Tog h without difficulty. The superintendent of nurses dropped inmonaermybeiaplcthtsa to see her just at dusk and complimented sltl ae efeswe takdb her on her evident progresi. The girl ti ikesta i athu a oe turned questioning eyes to her chief andAsarlhlisftdonndhusfo said: hl.Te egt ilnl ik n "Yes. it seems all right, but pray heaven that a'peacock won't call. You know whatusalwep.Drnthmkigoth that means."rala tounfa seeamdiame The superintendent spoke reassuringly,maevroseeienstacranth butawhen she had left the ward the wordsaculaseothsm nai sckss of the young nurse haunted her brain,. u ihu uhrsl.Lk e ik A wealthy woman living next door to thenesItemsoatckalorsndodi hospital owned a magnIficent peacock.,in fpoladths h ontsfe which ordinarily was exceedingly quiet, butfrmiaecuosleoghftnhemu a superstitiontexistedsinthe hospital tfatrnervous ~~ p~~zwvie. w to m mom is another interesting tiass t. climber may take tea Ine otra .uomething els afteu1=mur awnd ehS3 thi =---tn of beiag at least in the chorus of the Paris world There is so better place in all Paris to pursue studim In lingerie than at the Palaft de Glace. Skating aa done in Pars is noth tng like the athletic sport of the smq name which we know In America, It Is a fne art, and as practiced by the woesa produces maddening effects. The women dress com monly as for the opera from the waist up. From the waist down, they suggest the ballet. Their skirts made short are lined with light-colored silk; their petticoats, matching the silk lining in color, are a masS of lace and rufies; their shoes are white, yellow or red. As they skate they describe the most ravishing curves and the motion of their lithe, swaying -bodies. with .the.be wildering frou-frou of their petticoats quite takes away the breath of the innocent American beholder. Then, -when they fall down-oh, myl It must need a ot of prac tice to skate like a French woman, but to fall as they do Is a gift like poqtry; it has to be born in- them. And-oddly. enough the very loveliest skaters are, always fall ing. As soon as you see a particularly geod looking woman wearing an especially frilly petticoat start on the loo, ye know just what is going to happen to her- It id only the very plain looking wometu.'asually English-that are ever able to skata withi. out nearly standing on their headL every time they go round. Where One Xay Not Go. It is well for the American climber to know in advance that the possibility of success In Paris has fixed -limitations. ' She will never either by her wealth or her wits make her way into the homes of the most representative French families. To arrive here depends altogether upon what personal recommendations she can produce. A great majority of Americans dwelling in Paris spend a lifetimne here without knowing anything at all of the real life of the people. The French hold their hearthstones as something almost sacred and jealously guard their interior life against the invasion of the world which comes to Paris. This, of course, is rather annoying to the Americans, who are accustomed to get what they want in life by being able to pay for it. Still if they knew the facts It is not all glory to be admitted to the fireside of French aristocracy. The ex perience has-in the beginning, at least its painful complications. I have not yet got over quite the slow misery I suffered being the guest of honor at a dinner in the home of a French marquis. It hap pened soon after my arrival and I was still generally upset by the conditions of life in Paris. So I rushed off to the dinner forgetting that I was not. brought up. with aristocracy and that plain misters. and missuses, with a few senators, generals, captains, etc., had compassed all my earthly experience in titles. Then when I was ushered-into the midst of the distinguished gathering assembled in compliment to my self and there was not a single plain mis ter or missus among them, I just got cold and numb from head to foot, becoming suddenly aware of my ignorance concern Ing how to address a marquis or a count or a baron. Your excellency? No; that be longed to the President of the United States. Your royal highness? No; that belonged to kings. My lord? That had a flunky sound intolerable to the spirit of a true American. What on earth should I say? I got no help from anybody, for they all were so well acquainted that- they addressed one another by their Christian names. The Problem of Titles. Usually one can get through a whole evening's entertainment without saying mister or missus once. Conversation flows naturally without any formal prefatory ut terance of the title of the person one con verses with. But I was under a spell-a conjuration spell-that night, and every thing I wanted to say compelled the utter ance of the title of the person whom I sought to address. This was bad enough but not fatal till time came to go home. As the guest of honor I had to make the start. And under the spell upon me I sim ply could not start without addressing my hostess by her title. And I did not know whether to say Madame la Marquise, or Mrs. Marquise, or be curt and chummy and say just marquise. I really do not know why I am not staying on at that dinner yet. For lack of language proper to an es cape I stayed until I had accomplished a splendid test of the French aristocracy. I never in my life before saw anything se fine as the cheerful front they all kept up undet the suffering we endured together. Especially was the marquis noble about it. He smiled so bravely, even to the end. I don't know now how the end came. I did escape I know, and I say this to my own credit. When I got home and found that Baedeker nor Grant Allen nor Katherin De Forest nor anybody else who writes guide books of Paris has written a line concern ing how to address aristocracy, I waited a day or two and then went around and ask ed the marquise to supply me with lan guage becoming the distinction of her ac quaintance. She took it quite simply and told me that in her husband's family-one of the oldest. best and bravest In all France -they never used their titles in social Inter course with their equals. They are, under the republic, plain monsieur and madame. One applies their titles to them only as a means of distinguishing them before the public. Thus you would address a letter; thus servants and tradespeople always ad dress them, but their friends never. How ever. I 'have since learned thb~t all the aris tocracy are not so simple and rational in theIr requirements under a republic. Oth ers exact the homage and form of a royal 1st regime. So It comes about, as I have said, it is not all glory hobnobbing with the aristocracy of France. The untutored child of the west in America constantly makes mistakes and suffers thereby. However, a truly grand dame of Paris delivers to me this sage advice, which one may apply un der such a variety of circumstances it is a bit of universal philosophy: "It is to be expected- that you wilf? make mistakes. Only have care of this: Never make the same mistake twice." PAULINE PRY. A Dainty Luncheon. Veal de Rheims. Creamed Chicken and Eggs. Casserole of Beef: Royal Pudding. Ginger Cream. Ham Salad. Veal de Rheims.-Take two pounds of a good cut of neck of veal, cut it in cut lets and fry a good brown in a saucepan. Add two or three carrots and an onion (cut in slices), a couple of slices of streaky bacon and seasonings of pepper, salt and spices. Let all fry slightly together In a little butter, dredge thickly with flour and stir together. Pour over one pint of stock or cold water and cook very gently for two hours over a slow fire; then take up the veal and put it on a hot dish. -Skim the gravy,'stir It till It boils and mash the vegetables. Season to taste and color If necessary. Press through a sieve over the meat. Garnish with slices of lemon and serve. Casserole of Beef.-Dlssolve two ounces of butter, slice five or six onions aid cook till broien. Rinse out a casserole with hot water, put in tihe onions, cut up two pounds of beefsteak Into convenient pieces for serving and just sear in a hot frying pan. Put the beef on the onions in the casserole, with a aprig of parsley, salt and pepper and just enough water to cover the onions. Cover and cook very slowly for two hours. Skim off all fat, add some sliced parboiled potatoes, more seasonings to taste and servo in the casserole. Royal Pudding.-Over three ounces of breadcrumbs pour half a pint of very hot milk; cover till cold; add two ounces of powdered sugar, one ounce of crushed al monds, a dessertspoonful of brandy, a few drops of vanilla essence and two yolks of eggs beaten till white. Butter and orna ment a mold with citron, glace cherries, etc. Pour in the mixture and steam for an hour. Turn out and serve with a nice wine sauce. Ginger Creamn.--Beat up two eggs. Add one gill of milk. Strain these into a jug. Place the jug in a pan of boiling water and cook gently till the custard thickens, but does not boil. Stir all the time. Then let it get cotd. Next mix in one and a half ounces of sugar, two and a half ounces of preserved ginger cut in stmall dice and half a gill of ginger sirup. -Put three quarters of an ounce of leaf gelatin into a saucepan with-three tablespoonfuls of hot water. -Stir over a gentle heat till the gelatin is quite mnelted. Crflywhip half a pint of thick cream~ then adit to the custard. When the gelatin is cool enough strain It into the creame and mtt well. Then pour all into a decorated meld. Leave till Set.