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FASHIONS THMTRHM for 6,BQA^ "NHSTT:, JW -WTH THK picturesque note tn dross ha3 certainly much that Is attractive about tt, and unless It Is too ex aggerated, so that It becomes a sort of pose, has much to recom mend it. The great trouble is that when it Is exaggerated It so easily closely ve-ges on the comic that often a fashion started as picturesque is merely a caricature of what was sweet and becoming. Millinery Is the pitfall for the unwary lover of the picturesque, and, if the truth be told, the majority of women would do well to avoid it, and to stick close to the conventional ami well-known Ideas as re gards headgear. The picture hat has, for Instance, much to be responsible for, as under the name of picture hats there have been foisted upon the suffering public the most grotesque shapes and combinations and colorings that the most ec. entr'c night mare could possibly furnish. Anything ex aggeratedly large, -exaggeratedly small or exaggeratedly conspicuous is being in cluded In the same category. In this between-aeasons j>eriods hats at tract perhaps less attention than usuai. The first winter models have as it were, toned down; the advance spring styles have not as yet been made public. Altoge.h'r, it Is a season of year when headgear is ap parently less obtrusive than usual. At the same time the woman who knows dr^ss realizes that the most attractive and moat desirable millinery is In evidence.^md that the hats now worn are infinitely more be coming than those seen earlier or :a'.er In the winter Women have learned, too, how to wear their hats?to place them at an Forerunners of Spring For House and Toilet QV1TK a new feature of drawing room decoration Is the table tray, for holding the small glass lamps now In fashion. These trays are very easily made at home, and they are exceedingly useful, for they fit well with the fanciful style of drawing room furnishings now fashionable. They add beauty to the appearance of the lamp and they also protect a handsome table In a manner that is highly necessary, now that table covers, scarfs, etc., are tabooed. The tray Is made of a circular piece of thin wood or of very heavy cardboard. This Is first padded quite thickly with flannel or cotton flannel, for It looks better when it is quite thick. Over this is laid a cover of brocade, flowered silk, cretonne or chintz, or. In fact, any material which will har monize with the uhade of the lamp and the room furnishings. Hoth sides may be cov ered with this, or only the side meant, hand the two pieces around the edges of plain chintz, as It will now show. Overhand the two pieces around the edges or bind them together neatly and smoothly. Then have a piece of heavy glass cut to fit the tray. Thl." you place right over the tray and bin.I it all arouud the edges with a piece of go'.d galloon pasted on with photographer s paste. It may mnke a neater Job to put a thin tape all around first. Before fasten ing on the glass In this manner, however, you place In the very ccnt?r of the tray, | over the brocade and utid r the glass, a , tiny linen centerpiece, made of the thinnest j nn>l finest <>f linen and lace and beautifully ? worked. This need only be tacked down ?lightly, to keep It In place. This center- j piece gives all the needed ornamentation to . the tray and makes the exact center for the lamp. If the lamp for which it Is to be used has -a square lu.se it is well to select a square centerpiece also. If the lamp Is round, "o should the centerpiece be. No more advantageous place for a piece of fine handiwork than this could l>e ttniglnerf, as It shows In the best possible fa-hlon with out getting rolled or wrinkled. ?> 1th the glass over It the entire tray Is protected from duM and dropping oil, should there chance to be any, and may be wiped off at will. A' this season of the year one is apt to I be looking about for new spring fashions In house furnishing and clothing. The warm winter also has made us tire of winter clcthes and winter environments. We long for the change and generally freshening up which the spring will bring Foremost among tlie house furnishing suggestions for the spring which are now Just coming to town and arc i.s yet to be seen only In the most exclusive shops of the big cities, which deal almost entirely in Imported things, are the new wall papers. According to the wall papers, which :re ! the forerunners of the season's fashion, elaboration of an advanced order along these lines is to be expected. Never were i such gorgeous, vivid colorings, such Urge, i showy designs, such splendid abandon of i Intention, as that shown In the new will papers. Last year we had roses an 1 trel 06TR.KH. PLJJMEra) angle where they will not hopelessly inter fere with any attractive lines of the heid and profile: how to arrange the hair so that, too, shall add to the general effect? all the apparently trilling details that In the aggregate add to or detract enormously from the appearance of the fashionably gowned woman. * * * Velvet hats will soon be unseasonable. For the moment they are eminently de sirable. Just here it may be said that if a large black velvet hat be found becoming and of good shape at this season it will prove an excellent model for the black erSn or straw hat for the spring. Ostrich feath ers, short and long aigrettes?regrets, as they are called?are the favorite trimmings. Sometimes they are combined; more often the aigrettes of surprising length and thick ness are placed at right angles to the hat itself and the head of the wearer. Ostrich plumes are always becoming, and are far softer in outline than the aigrettes, which are apt to be hard and stilt, cut the latter are certainly delightfully smart, and are used In all colors, as well as white and black. They are expensive, and as It Is necessary to use several to secure the de sired effect the fashion Is not destined to become dangerously popular. The wide brimmed velvet hat with low crown is a fad of the winter; the brim, stiff and unyield ing, would seem too hard in any material but velvet, and the softening effect of rhe tulle around the crown and In a rosette at the side, from which the aigrettes ap parently spring is a most desirable con trast. A great deal depends upon ihe angle at which the hat is placed on the head, also upon the arrangement of the hair, whjcli must be soft and lull, no severe lines or Uses, but this year roses have grown gigan tic and trellises have towered and expand ed into miracles of architecture. Where, oh. where are the plain felt papers, the two toned Morris designs, the small and unpre tentious colonial patterns of a year or two ago? Good taste congratulated Itself then that it had arrived at a zone of safety. Few can go astray within the limits of a plain lelt paper. Almost any living apart ment is to be trusted with almost any shade of this mild and unobtrusive hang ing. Few also can accomplish any great amount of harm with the discreet two-toned Morris effects or the self-colored striped eolcnlal designs or the neat vine patterns which were in vogue for country bed rooms. Hut this almost absolute security must have been monotonous to many, for now wall pa pers have burst forth Into a perfect riot of color and design. Away with melancholy, cry their vivid pinks and greens and yel lows. All sorts of inharmonies are possible even with careful selection, while if the utmost care is not exercised in choosing the new papers an unimaginable clash of wall hangings Is sure to evolve. Prominent among the new designs are papers having backgrounds of white or pale gray on broad satin stripes running up and down the room. Scattered over this heavily striped foundation, which is all on one col or but of different textures to mark the contrast, are huge branches of red, pink and yellow roses almost as large as trees and towering from the top to the bott?m of the wall. Very largi showy lattice work made In broad satin paper bands on a ground of the s.i me color has also hranches of huge roses In shades of red, pink and cream clamber ing over it. Other new papers are In daz zling moire effects in white, silver gray, pali- blue, pale pink, yellow, lavender light and medium green and red. These moire papers have very deep fringes of red and yellow roses on a brown lattice work. They I are also set off by narrow panels of these roses about as wide as your hand, which are put on running from the floor to the frltze between each two panels of the pa per. These narrow panels of roses are in one or in several shades of roses and the design generally shows a brown pole or part of a lattice over which the roses are <-inml>ering. These flower papers formerly meant for country places and for bed rooms ar.* now used in any part of the house and In the city as will as the country. They are very attractive when well selected and ? used for lied rooms with white curtains snd . simple bed room ?et. Hut in sitting rooms | and In other rooms where it is desired to have pictures and other wall ornaments they are not satisfactory. They seem, how ever. to have taken a llim hold of the fancy of many persons. Faithful search for the new millinery which should he along about this time of year to cater to the soutftern trade reveals the fact that spring fashions In straw hats are likely to be more perky and less rea sonable than ever. The fact i3 that most womt n wear lace hats and those of mallne chenille braid, etc., on their midwinter trips to the south, and do not trouble themselves to buy halo deilnitely intended for warm weather, such as straw or lingerie crea tions. The mldse?FOn hats, those which do equally well for summer, winter, fall and spring, such us the taffeta and braid hats for morning and tU lace and net ones for evening, are unquestionably much more sensible for such a trip than a lot of pre mature summer headgear bought especially for the occasion. For knockabout occasions white felt and other soft felt hats are ex actly suitable, and indeed the south in win style of halrdressing which would interfcr seriously with the appearance of uic nat. It is almost impossible, even at the happ; time of "marked-down salts," to buy thes hats at a low proce, and although at firs glance it seems as though the cost wer absurd, the materials must be of the best and then the hats themselves require con siderable fine work, while, of course, th distinctive shape must needs be counted n also. Many are made of tu'le and velve combined. The brim will have s'-t the cdg< a broad band of velvet, and th'ire will b< a transparent band of tulle; then ngaii velvet, while the crown may be of tulle. A1 this requires careful workmanship, sucl as can only be obtained by skilled hands The cost of the ostrich plumes is always i serious proposition. Ostrich plumes ar< supposed to possess intrinsic worth, to bi possible on a succession of hats, and thii to account for the original outlay. To b< sure, when the feather, for wlr.ch a largi price has been paid, is brought out to d< duty a second time it is almost too ions or too short, too large or too small, am rarely is used, but the intrinsic value, s< we are told, is the same. In these days all the hats trimmed wit! ostrich feathers must nfeds be lavish ij trimmed, and while In some shapes lorj plumes are not used and short tips are there are so many of the tips that the ex pense is the same. The arrangement ol feathers under the brim at one side Is now becoming if the hair be in accordance witt fashion's latest dictates, while the posit'.or of the feathers on the top or the Fide ol the crown Is always at the becoming angle Black hats are fashionable; extremely t,o; colored hats are just as smart as ever ter offers a particular occasion for thess soft outing hats of felt that we can hardly equal In any one of our northern seasons, which mostly call for something eithei cooler or warmer than these hats. So that the sale of headgear especially for the southern winter resorts is not as lively an Industry as the milliners would have us believe. Nevertheless there art importations from Paris especially for this purpose and most of the exclusive millinery shops in our big cities are offering various confections which serve as suggestions to the approaching spring trade. Mallne figures largely In these hats, as do ostrich plumes, these latter serving to take the place of flowers almost enitrely. The shapes for morning and afternoon wear are almost all small, very high setting on the head and decidedly eccentric in appearance. For evening larger hats are shown which are not much different from the picture hats which have been in use for some time. One very perky little hat was a plain sailor, in shape dccidedly small, a little shorter in the back than in front and with a rather low crown. The hat was covered with all-over em broidery in an open wheel pattern, put on perfectly plain except for a series of tiny tucks across the crown. Around the crown was a crushed band of pink ribbon, fas' tened in front in a stiff cravat bow. small, with ends and loops of the same size, and all very stiff and formal. This was all the trimming on top of the hat. The brim was left perfectly straight, but the hat was tipped forward and to one side by a ban deau at the back and left side. All the un der part of the brim was filled in with folds ani\ folds of pink net and*under the left side two very full and curling pink ostrich feathers were placed so that they filled up one side and fell far down over the hair. A large hat was of black maline, black straw braid and ostrich feathers, and a small one of white linen embroidered in pale blue ana lined with Bale blue. Ravishingly attractive are the new 'lingerie waists which are being imported for the spring trade. Certainly they seem to indi cate that there is to be no diminution of the lingerie waist craze. The new note in this sort of thing Is the Introduction of the colored lawn waist as a rival to the white confection which has reigned unquestioned now for several seasons. All the leading shops are bringing over from Paris exquis ite waists in the finest French lawn and ba tiste In pink. blue, lavender and yellow. They are certainly .very fetching, but vhether they will be anything like as useful la a question. Of course, it will be necces sarv to have suit and hat to harmonize, whereas the great charm of the white shirtwaist has been its geinral usefulness. I.iki all the new waists, these colored t*a tistes are trimmed extravagantly with val enciennes. A favorite mode has valen citr.nes In two rows of insertion over the shoulder seems, going around the yoke and down the front in four zig-zag lines. A shal low Inside yoke of vaJenclennes runs into the collar, which Is finished with two ruf fles of the same lace. The yoke of batiste and the front plastron between the rows of valei elennes are embroidered In a lily of the valley design, all in white, on the co - ored batiste. This design was shown In yel low. pale blue, pink, green, cream, white Wh'tt'e1 waists are shown trimmed with Valenciennes and embroidery, the lace be ing put on most attractively in ruffles run ning up and down the sleeves oil the out side of the insertion, the body ofthe waist being trimmed in the same fashion. -v v i fi i i X e and though the one-color Idea is al!-per? vading, there are no end of smart shafts in one color, trimmed with feathers or flowers that are in sharp contrast. -All y white hats are most charming, and are in p a surprising number of materials. \N hlte tulle or lace associated with velvet Is a * favorite combination, while the satin hats, e bound with and trimmed with*,.velvet, arc considered immensely attractive. l^ace, - tulle and crin hats are worn both with aft e ernoon and theater gowns, and in all l'e l spects are smaller than those intended or.ly t to- be worn in summer. Crln has been e proved ti most useful fabric, and ^ many s charming shapes are made of it, whiio it is 1 durable, and possible both for summer and 1 winter wear. Irish lace is the favorite in l winter hats, but just now are to be seen the newest designs made in the applique i laccs arid the softer, liner designs, such e as in olden times were relegated to the B summer outiit. s Only a mere touch of color is permitted e with the winter white hats, a tea rose or a i pale pink being hidden among the lace or > feathers with much coquettish, and, it must ; be admitted, generally becoming effect, t With the black hats the case seems to be ) different, for sprays and wreaths of vari colored flowers and smart ? perky" little , i bows and knots of velvet ri'bbon are used in f sharp contrast of color. The bright b ties ; and pinks seem better adapted to another , season of the year, but the flowers do not - appear so incongruous and tone in better t with the velvet or soft nap of the beaver, r of which most of the winter shapes are i fashioned. i Now that fashion has proclaimed light C shades of color possible for sireet gowns there must needs be hats to match, and r the most exquisite colorings are to be no , ticed. The large picture hats in pasiei I BEGINNING THE DAY BY MARGARET E. SANGSTER. \ (Copyright, 1906, by Joseph B. Bowles.) I Penelope came in with a frown on her ! brow. ^ Her pretty face was puckered. Her ' mouth drooped at the corners, and she had , almost the efrect of being in a very bad i temper. Penelope is one of my greatest favorites, and I was sorry to see that with j her the wind was in the east. "What on I earth has gone wrong, my dear?" I said, . anxiously. "With whom are you vexed s and why are you out of sorts? Have you lost your purse, or your place in the ciass, ' or fallen out with your chum, or are you convinced that ycu never will conquer irregular verbs, or what is the matter?" 1 "The matter," said Penelope, "is my monthly report. I am awfully disturbed about it, and ashamed to show it at home, and I am angry at Miss . who might have made It a great deal better if only she had chosen, but 1 am not one of her pets. 1 have had good marks in Krench and In astronomy, in algebra and geom etry, some days, anyway, if not every day, and here 1 am marked B and C and C minus, and X have not a sing e A in the whole month. My teacher handed me this very reprovingly, and said that such a re port was as great a mortittcation to her as it could possibly be to me, and she trusted 1 would do better another month, and not have to take such a record home again. " Possibly, Penelope,' she said, "you are graded too high, and would better drop some of your work and fall back Into a lower class.' Ik) you wonder, stormed Penelope, "that 1 am furious? Who wouldn't be?" "I hardly see. dear child," I answered, "why you should be furious, as you ca,l it, although 1 think your unfortunate teacher has every right to be indignant. What is the reason that you have done so badly? The work is not too much for you, your health is perfect, and you ought to be at the head of your class, bring home reports sprinkled all over with A s, like stars in the sky or daisies in a meadow in June. You must be shockingly careless, or you would get on in school as well as any one e'se. Where is the loose plank? Some thing is wrong in your way of working. 11 we could find out Just what it is and where It is wo might mend it. Don t you think so? ' * * * "You are very cross." said Penelope, "and not a single bit sympathetic, and I wish I hadn't come. But maybe I might get on, as you call it, a little better if It wasn't such hard work to start in the morning. I am so sleepy that I cannot wake up when I am called; then I have to scramble through dressing "and breakfast and fairly fly to reach school In time Very often when there I find that I have forgotten a book that I need, or my pads and pencils, and I am so upset that it takes me almost an hour to feel quiet and composed. My day somehow runs oft the track every morning and does not get back until the afternoon." By this time Penelope's scowl had van ished and site dimpled and blushed and rrmr ?wruiAi^CTxa shades are most attractive, and seen to make the color of the gowns more be i>ming by far, and, although it is the rule not to have any contrast, one rose of deeper shade does not seem amiss if a deeper note of color be needed. The fur hats have not been so popular as was expected in consequence of Ihe abnor mally warm weather, but those that s?re worn are of the most costly description, and so extremely attractive In appearenw that it is not to be wondered at that the wearers thereof have decided again that it is worth suffering to be beautiful. A chinchilla hat in the new toque shape, with decided crown and trimmed with the most costly ostrich tips, pale blue, a pale pinK, and a twist of satin ribbon to match around the crown, is so marvellously attractive that it might be worn in midsummer, wli.ie a real Russian sable and Irish point toque could not be uncomfortable in August. Still the fact remains that It Is omy the most expensive fur hats that are to be found, and so the fashion is eminently ex clusive the more ordinary grade of lur hats having been rather thrust as.de tor f '*Are"hats'1 to be large or small this sPrl"3 and summer? is the question asked by eager seekers after truth. Attempting >o settle the question from a visit to one after another is like tinding the far-famed need.e in the haystack, for the name of the shapes is legion, and there is apparently no fixed rule to follow. It is certain that the pres ent up-to-date trousseau must needs con tain a goodly number of hats in U if one would have one's headgear exactly >".gW. all times, but when a shape Is found that Is becoming to the profile as wellasthe side face it is wise to secure it at onc> . As has aiready been said, the hat must be put on at a becoming angle. To accentuate finally laughed, like the sweet, good-tem pered girl she Is. "You dear," I said, "^ou have put finger right on the weak spot. Your whole trouble comes from not beginning the day aright." * s|e ^ So many schoolgirls have exactly the sanie trouble that I wonder very much why It is that their mothers and teachers do not help them out of It, and that their own good sense does not come to the rescue. The truth is that a successful day for a schoolgirl begins at 1) o'clock the night be fore. At that hour she should say good night to everybody and go to bed. If sue has had dinner early and feels a bit hun gry, it will do her no harm to take a very simple luncheon of bread and milk before she goes to her room. Then without undue delav, she should undress, say her prayers, put out the light and go to bed and to sleep It is the wretched habit of sitting up until 10:30 or 11 o'clock in a warm room, with the family talking, singing, playing games or the piano, or perhaps studying too late, that makes the girls drowsy in the morn ing. , , Sleeping In an Ill-ventilated room helps along. Be very sure that you have fresh air to breathe while you are asleep, and protect yourself against cold, if necessary, by wearing a garment of outing ttannel or of some woolen stuff instead of too thin a night dress. If a girl goes early to bed and sleeps soundly all night, she will be able to rise as soon as she is called. Haste in the morning upsets one terribly, and lit erally pursues one like a fiend all the rest of the day. Rise In time to take a s>ponge bath from head to foot, to arrange your hair, and to have a few tranquil moments for devotion. Never think of leuvlng your room to begin any day witthout kneeling in prayer to the Heavenly Father who has watched over you during the night, and who will guard you during the day. Eat your breakfast slowly, gather your books and papers wi li delibera tion and set off to school with a light heart. Hurry and worry devour one's ease of mind and make it impossible for one to do Justice to her own powers. * * * I think I can tell in looking around the grouip of girls which of them are in the habit of beginning the day in this leisurely and sensible manner, and which tiwnble ou: of toed and Into their clothes and lose the r wits and their tempers before they have attacked the day's business. An ancient philosopher once said that there was everything in keeping an even mln/I. Those of us who have a good deal to do in the course of a day or a week are well aware that we accomplish nothing if we lose our heads and rush where we should Instead go slowly. . So great a thinker as Francis Bacon, who was a very learned man, said In an essay on dispatch "that above all things order and distribution and singling out of parts Is the life of dispatch. For he that doth not divide will never enter well into business. To dhoose time is to save time and an un seasonable motion is "but beating* tns a.r. I knew a wise man that had it for a by word when he saw men hastening to a con clusion, stay a Uttle that we may make an end the sooner." If so great a man as Sir Francis Bacon thought it well to act with deliberation and map out hla days with forethought, do you I mi 1 the length of line from the chin to the lop of one of the hats which has all the trim ming piled at the back Is to give the wearer the appearance of a runaway horse; to put It too much to one side gives a dissipated appearance; too far down on the forehead gives a severe look, and too far back from the face, particularly If the hair be not drawn down enough on the forehead, gives a bad line. To get the right angle for the hat the effect must be studied at both sides, as well as the front and back, and, after al>, that simply means taking a little extra trouble. Often, too, a hat can be made becoming by putting in a BOft rosette, a knot of Illusion, a tulle or a nov/er at the side, where the brim turns up perhaps too sharply, a bow of ribbon at the back If the l at be not quite long enough, while the ever-merciful and becoming bunch ol short ostrich tips will work wonders. * * * Such attractive stoles and such pieces or fur and feathers as are furnished this win ter to tempt women Into extravagance were surely never designed before. The costliest of furs are most casually employed, and yet It Is not necessary to have only costly ones In order to look well turned out, lor In marabout and ostrich feathers and a not think that schoolgirls like Penelope and her friends may as well do the same? After my talk with her I had It out with myself. I said: 1 wonder If I, too, cannot turn a new leaf here. We older people may as well be frank. We do not always set the girls the best example when the matter is one of beginning the day. There Is great comfort in doing our best and leaving the rest. Two Easily-Vade Cellar Conveniences The housekeeper who keeps vegetablc-s In comparatively small quantities?that Is, less than a barrel at a time?knows what a bother it Is to have several boxes kicking about the cellar floor, where it is often un handy to get at the vegetables in them, and where, also, for want of ventilation, they "sweat" and decay. Vegetables need ventilation to keep prop erly, and without it they soon become use loss. They should never be kept in boxes and barrels unless the receptacles have holes in them to admit air to the contents. For the convenience of the average house keeper a bin should be built in the corner of the cellar, preferably In the coolest place, and It should be at least eighteen inches above the floor. A suggestion is given that can easily be followed 01 it can be modi fled to suit one's needs and the space mat can be devoted to it. s A board ten Inches wide and eight feet long is used for the front, and at one end ?v larger compartment is made for potatoes that are usually purchased In larger quan tities than other vegetables. The front of thi3 bin is provided with an opening eight inches square, and a door is arranged to slide in runners screwed fast at either side ? of the opi ling. Three or lour compartment partitions arc cut twenty-four Inches long, ten inches wi ie at one end and fifteen in width a' the other. Slats two Inches wide and placed an inch apart are used for the bottom of the bin, and through the openings ventilation can be had and dirt from the vegetables can sift through to the floor, from which It can be swept up. and In time the bins do not fill with loose earth, as they would if the bottoms to compart ments were tight. Across the lop of the potato bin and to the wall at the end of the bins a ledge ten Inches wide is made fast and propped up at the middle with a bracket. This ffords a good place for cabbages, small pumpkins and squash, egg plant, celery or other things that it is best not to put in bins. The large bin will hold a goodly number of potatoes, perhaps a full barrel, and each bin compartment should accommodate about a bushel of vegetables. For canned fruits, preserve* and sweet pickles, that it is best to keep under lock and key, some crated shelves at the side of the cellar will be the most convenient place Lo keep such things away from meddlesome fingers, where they will not be liable to disappear too quickly. The shelves can be made any width and length and securely attached to the wall. At the front one or two slat doors are arranged and hung on hinges from the top. rhese doors are made from sluts two incite wide and placed an Inch apart. Clin, h nails should be used when Ufdlias them TRUTHS combination of marabout and ostrich are seen the most exquisite of colorings and not always exorbitant prices. A brooming arrangement of fur and feathers helps so materially in rendering a hat becoming that milliners, recognizing this, often urge their customers to put on some fur or feather boa Just to try the effect, tnd t!ie effect ia so becoming that not only the hat but the boa is purchased. It is interesting to note what a difference there can be when either white lace or a white boa of some sort Is put on with a hat that before seems unbe coming, with hard lines and nothing grace ful or attractive. A complete metamorpno sls takes place at once, and. Indeed, It seems as if years, too, were taken off the ago. Feather boas to match the color of gown and hat are generally fashionable this winter, and are also worn with black or white. An attractive fad is the wearing of hat and boa of the same color with a gown of white or black. This is a most becoming fashion, for the same color above and below the face Is infinitely loss trying than If it were only In the hat >r gown. Feather muffs to match the stoles are still extremely fashionable, and are occasionally to be seen In pale colors, llko blue or p;nk. As a rule, the white, black, gray or brown are considered the smartest. i the battens, so as to make it Impossible to rip the slats away from them. Novel Methods of Cooking' Eggs. Stuffed Eggs.?Boil ten eggs twenty min utes, peel off the shells and cut each egg in half so as to form two cups. From the end of each cup slice off a small piece, so the eggs will stand. Remove the yolks and put them In a bowl. Mix together In a saucepan two eggs well l>eaten, two table spoonfuls of salt, one tablespoonful of pep per and one tcaspoonful of mustard dis solved In half a cup of vinegar. Boil these Ingredients together until as thick as cus tard, then take the saucepan from the Are and mix In the hard boiled yolks, also one cup of chopped cold boiled hain. Fill the cups with the mixture made from the whites of the eggs and set on Ice to cool. Serve cold 011 lettuce leaves or hot with a white sauce. - Buttered Eggs.?Beat well four eggs, *htn take three tabiespoonfuls of cream, a little grated tongue or ham. pepper and silt to taste and three ounces of butter. Put them in a saucepan and heat thor oughly. Add the eggs, stirring until thick. Have ready slices of buttered toast, spread the mlxtuie upon it and send to the ta.ble. Eggs a la Kentucky.?Take as many eggs as you need and make a small opening in the end of each. Beat the eggs up (through the hole) with a toothpick. Take a littl? of the egg out ot each shell, then insert a little graced ham. salt, papper and a tiny bit of mustard, ilix well and place the eggs* In a pan, open ends up. Pour in enougli boiling water to nearly cover. Do not let the water get into the shell. Let the eggs cook until hard, then break off the shells and serve. Gurii'sh with parsley. Kggs a la Suisse.?Spread the bottom of a dish with two ounces of butter and cover this with grated cheese. Break tight e.gs into the dish v.llhout breaking the yo ks. Season with salt and pepper and pour a .ittle cream on the surface. Strew over the top two ounces of grated cheese and set in a moderate oven for a quarter of an iiour. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and trown. Old-Fashioned Bice Pudding. Boil for twenty minutes two cups of milk, three iablesp >onfu!s of rice, a piece of butter the size jf an egg. Beat 'he yolks of three eggs and the white of one egg to gether with one cup of sugar and add to . them one eup of cold miik. Four not ilea and milk In a d sh and mix thorough y In It the raisins. Add ihe eigB. stirring constantly. Bake slowly o?ie hou-. When brown put on meringue made from tha whites of two eggs and four tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar. Brown .n the oven. A Hint From the Queen. Queen Alexandra's laces, linens and silks are perfumed by a method which almost any woman can copy. The drawers in which they are kept are lined with white paper strewn with rose petals. On this is placed a layer of the fabrics to be scented, over that a layer of rose leaves, and so on in alternation until the drawer Is filled. Over all a sheet of tissue paper Is spread, t l' e e'id of twenty-four hours everything e 1 ? <<w?r will have a delicate perfume.