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Christmas Bets the Pace for Sport and OTinter Clothes
Sfotes Hbout the Very latest, Gayest Sfeating Suits -Descriptions or the jYioaisn pon carrs ana iaps
, Charming Skating Cap C6at Wa Be homemade Without Joohing It Other Coy -
Knitted Specialties to Keep lack frost at Bay
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TJJADEIRA CAKE1 Beat six ounces
.of butter with a quarter of a pound
of powdered sugar well with the hand
till it becomes smooth as -creanv then
beat up three eggs-vto' a teacupf ul . of
milk and .weigh out ten ounces iof Hour.
Add the Hour to the butter5 and sugar
by degrees, mixing-; it all up- together
with-the hand. : When it becomes rath
er tiff begin to add the milk.'and eggs,
T a little at a tiine. ? When all the ingre
dients are used flavor with, a few drops
, of vanilla or lemon, ' Vhichever.is pre
f erred, and. at the last add a teaspoon-,
f ul of baking powder. 3Sut the mixture
7Tnto a well buttered and papered tin
and bake in a moderate oven from one
hour to one hour and a half. Success
In making this cake depends, upon mix
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Snowdrop Cake. Beat ffirSe eggs
, well, Wing the lightest colored yolks;
add a tittle cream or milk and flavoring
to- taste. ' Rub four ounces of butter
into half a pound of flour, stir In four
ounces" of sugar, mix by -adding-, the
eggs and . milk and stirring thoroughly,
but lightly, then scatter in a teaspoon-
. ful of baking powder; Turn the mix
ture into a greased cake tin; put into, a
hot oven, reduce the heat after a little
while and let the cake bake gradually.
. When cold coat with sugar icing. In
JTS ?ala time to ToylancL All the dolls
., re in holiday attire, and mechan
. t ical , toys are buzzing merrily. ' Of
course there, are 'novelties plenty of
them, as gifts-for the little folks. There
' are lovely Angora lambs, felt storks
with penwiper wings and, best "of all,
, v pink plush pigs on wheels. ' '-! -
There are character dolls galore, 'es
pecially of the picturesque French, va
riety, with gay colored silk clothing.
There are ' very ''serviceable leather
dolls,, not mucB ae to shape, but very
valuable as to safety first principles,
for they are glazed with, a waterproof
v and fireproof preparation.- ''
Wooden garages come in all sizes for
the numerous motorcars, from ,the de
livery wagon to the luxurious limou
sine. .. . Of course there are .plenty of
v dreadnaughts and aeroplanes, j
Wociden toys highly glazed and
" brightly painted - are . a novelty. - A
S, whole village may be constructed from
wooden blocks in the shape of trees.
' A." "pick-me-up" workbasket for the
little sewer is a novelty in fancy bas
ketry. There Is also a deep pink lined
workbasket. which acts as a cradle for
a small doll, part of whose wardrobe is
all ready to b-o put on by- ythe little
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What do you think' of a picture, book
part of which is written and pictured
right side up from the front of the book
like any ordinary book, but half - of
which is upside down unless youi begin
from the back to read? It doesn't real
ly matter, you see, where you begin,
tack or front. How sensible!.
for the Children
serting a few snowdrops at intervals
just-before serving. - ,.
Good Cake Without Eggs. Beat four
level teaspoonfuis of butter to a cream,
add one , and a half cupfula of sugar,
wheuwell mixed, ada one. cupful of
milk, alternating -with two cupfuls of
flour; beat thoroughly, add a pinch of
salt, two - level teaspoOnfuls of baking
powder and one teaspoonful of flavor
ing Turn Ino -a buttered, cake pan and
bake' in a',moderate',oven twenty minutes.'-..
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Chocolate 'Cookies.V-Beat to a cream
one cupful of butter and two cupfuls of
-sugar. Add to these lour well beaten
eggsa, half cake of chocolate, melted or
grated, a teaspoonful bf vanilla, a half
teaspoonful of .cinnamon, a scant tea
spoonful of soda and flour enough to
roll thin.' i Roll out and cut in fanciful
Shapes and bake in a quick ' oven, , ' '
. Simple Sponge Cake. Beat the yolks
of three eggs and one and a half cup
fuls of ' granulated sugar, - one table
spoonful of lemon juice, half a cupful
of water. Sift in two cupfuls of sifted
flour, themadd the whites of the eggs,
beaten stiff, and two level tieaspoonf flls
of baking powder. 'Line long, shallow
pans with paper, turn in' the mixture
and bake in a moderate oven forty-five
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TVTHEN the tiir comes to prepare the
Christmas dinner these notes will
prove helpful: v . ' '
Invitations time of dinner. I
The guests. . . .
- Bow to seat them and how to serve
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The table, decorations.
- Place cards, toasts, etc.
- What plates to use for each course, -
What other plates, dishes, etc, for the
How tHe food should be dressed. .
What tablecloth, napkins, center
piece, etc. . .
Have everything handy.
When to clean silver and get things
(The Instructions to the maid.
Odds and ends and When to be at
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Last things to see to and tell hus
band to do. '
BEHOLD THE ULTRA SKATING
' V , costume.:
TpTLAREfr and furred, this novelty of
the skating season promises Xo
create a furor, since it has both dura
bility and style. Cut of plum 'colored
glazed leather at a length comfortafDle
for skating, with a yoked, belted and
flared coat set off by a chin-chin collar
and a chunky little muff, with twelve
inch high boots and a debonair little
leather turban, this suit speaks the
last word of smartness. This glazed
leather is also used for Jaunty little
box coats suitable for, walking.
Jatest Skating Costume of leather
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NY one who knows a tune when
he hears it - can; oneatep, but
in skating there is fool proof
degrree. One skates well or one
skates 'badly, and' to skate '.well de
mands self sacrifice, for which' the one-:
step does not call. As for finished skat
ing, fancy skating well, the tango is
child's play compared to -ft. iA. worst,
even in the most intricate features of a
dance, one' can but be ungraceful.
Luckily 'the m.oes of the "moment
lend themselves very well to skating
costumes. "The high: collars, the swing
ing' skirts, tle quantities- of fur, the
Russian' suggestion in so many models
all these are ideal for the purpose,
and the velvets, velveteens- and soft
woolens in lovely colorings are adapt
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. Colors will In many -cases be rather
brilliant, but so far there is little that
isstartling in color. A few very 'effec
tive amber and " sulphur - cloths, velvet
trimmed, are shown as skating . cos
tumes, but they might quite as well :be
labeled street costumes.
The sport scarfs and their , caps, .
which may be the- regulation tobog
gan style, or those lopsided, like a break
fast bun, are having a great vogue.
They come in the gladdest colors vivid
magenta cerise, old rose, kelly green,
-turquoise, burnt i orange." purpleand
scarlet ' The silk onea'come in longitu
dinal stripes and look much like , huge
peppermint sticks. Some are luxuri
antly fringed, like our illustration, and
in their riot of colors give a gay dash
to dark street - suits or ; motorcoats. '
These scarfs singly cost from $1.50 to
$2V and the Angora sets of- two pieces,
like our second illustration, at the very
bes shops cost only T.2. The beauty of
our third skating cap is that, ingenious
mothers can make it either of velvet or '
a, bit of broadcloth symmetrically shirr
ed. -A band of , white fox, beaver ; or,
for: small children, eiderdown, with its
accompanying Jtuft atop, gives the
Jauntiest finishjThese velvet caps are
secured en the head by velvet ribbon
strings that .tie under the chin.
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I THE CHEF SPEAKS
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MENU J. ' '
' Blue JPomts.
Chicken and Leeks.
Olives. Radishes. Salted Almonds.
Fresh Goose Livers, Talleyrand. ,
Braised Capon au Supreme.
New Asparagus Tips in Cream.
' Sorbet Fine Champagne.
: i Roasted. Woodcock on Toast.
. Kndives Salad. - .-
' J'Qranges Poftugaise. i
Fruits. Cakes. Coffee.'
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Sarrta Claus Melon;. y .
Stuffed With Fresh Guava and Mangoes,
i Blue Points. v : . ,
i Grapefruit Dressing. 7
Bisque of Alligator Fears and Scallops. -Deviled
Mussels. Oyster Crabs en Panier.
Cherry Tomatoes , Vert.
Spring- Lamb Chops, Stuffed a la Zarina.
' , i New Potatoes a la Boheme.
Frozen' Mandarin Juice au -,Naturel.
' Roast Goose, SK&ker Apple Sauce.
Celery Knob." Field and Walnut Salad.
Persimmon lee. Fresh Raspberry Sauce.
.Nurnberger Pfeffer Nusse..
. . . Cafe Perse. f
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Astrakhan Caviar a la Astor. --
i ' Little Necks. i
Clear Green Turtle a la Fine Champagne.
Hors d'Oeuvres Varies.
Fillets of Striped Bass a la Marguery.
Ris de Veau Piques Glaces aux
Terrapin: a la Baltimore.
Sorbet au Champagne. -
Roast Canvasbaqk Duck.
Salade Moderne. .,','
. -lum Pudding Glace.
,'. Petits Fours. Fruit AssorUs,
Fromage. Cafe'Noir, '
SngUsb plum pudding ,
TVJTX two pbunds of seeded raisins, a
'pound of ' currants, washed and
dried; a pound of suet, chopped fine; a
pound of dark brown sugar, quarter
pound of citron and quarter pound
of lemon peel cut in thin strips, pound
of chopped ' blanched almonds, pound
of figs chopped fine; :,jHour the fruit
thoroughly; an ounce of ground all
spice, a teaspoonful cinnamon, a tea
spoonful nutmeg, a tablespoonful of
cloves, 'a teaspoonful salt,, seven eggs
well beaten, a wineglassful of wine, a
wineglassful of brandy, a quarter water
and enough flour to make a stiff batter.
Pour, mixture into cloth bags' previous
ly scalded and dredged with flour. Tie
firmly, leaving room for the pudding to
swell. Boil " five ' hours. This quantity
will make two good sized puddings.
For those who do not object the pud
ding is improved and produces a pleas
ing effect when served after the old
EJnglish custom. Sprinkle the pudding
with a tablespoonful of granulated sug
ar and place on a platter. Pour over
thisi a quarter of a cupful of brandy.
Set the brandy ablaze- with a lighted
toothpick. Place on dining table and
allow to burn for several minutes.
Serve with hot brandy sauce.
OThat to Give the Boy O
PHE mistake lies at, the very outset
.in' thinking that boys want some
thing, entirely -different from the rest
of the -world. They don't want a set of
china,-certainly, nor a pair' of bracelets,
but many things that occur 'readily to
an intending giver, to be bestowed upon
their sisters would delight them. .
One: boy rejoiced for months over a
Christmas gift of flowering bulbs,
which Jie tended with . patient care,
finding' ample reward in watching their
growth" from the moment J the tiny
shoots' appeared. Another": boy was so
delighted with a pair of fresh curtains
in ' his rather shabby room and has
shown such interest and admiration for
a israss bedstead that has lately been
put in his
sister's . room
that - Santa
Selectable Christmas Simplicities
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TTERE are Christmas hints for her of
nimble fingers. Ivory rings strung
together on holly berry ribbon with
darning articles scissors, bodkin,, an
ivory gourd and a needle holder .' at
tached make a , handy ; gift for the
The cube that looks mo much like
Claus has been instructed to "bring him
a duplicate. Boys like pretty things
oftener than they get them. And they
try in their blundering, cubbish way to
lfv un to thftm'S K
"Say, mother," whispered a boy In her
ear once, - "T want a ring with -a blood
stone in it. Will you get me one?"
"On that "hand? laughed the mother,
BiJiifipantlv- taminB the one which
rested on the arm of her hair as be
leaned over her shoulder. "
The boy laughed, too, and drew it
away a little shameraceaiy.
"Oh, ' I'd keep em. clean," he said, "if
had a ring." " , .
The' next iioliday the coveted ring
was forthcoming, and the leaven of that
rinf was soon visible all over his toilet.
crackers tied up with pink rlbboe is
set with convenient sizes of the .ever
vanishing pin. The engaging "twin"
cushion of chin-chins affords- baby bins
satin as raiment for its chubby do! is,
which , peer through soft .folds wita
their eyes on a pin.