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Amcricu lias Caught the French
Fad for This Holiday
New York, Nov. 22. When tlie morning
belli arc ringing tor Thnntogiving, there
will so forth to tuv church scrUccs inany
a prctly maid and matron to kneel upon the
vol vet cushions for a minute for the word of
tbankfnlneas which It In eury one's beart
nnd to rcniJtu fur the parson's lesson of
After cliurcli for an hour the streets are
fillcel Willi the returning ones, nnd crowds
ot them throng the atcnucs and fill t he 'but,
trip Into the lianeoiue and thut themselves
in the victorias, to spei-d away to the
Thnnki-gliiiH feabt, the event ot the day!
Men may be ae thankful ns women, but it
H a. feminine congregation that goes to
Th.mk'glNing services.
And suich pretty gowns u" arc being
claimed for Thauk'gliinK lny! These, jou
must know, are not only for church, but
for dinner nrti-rward. Taney the beauty
nnd utility of a dre- built for both uses!
It must be a novui of material u nd make, ot
pattern ami plan, to fill both offices well.
Try It with one ot votir ordinary gowns and
Eeo bow far It fall- short. If It Is a din
ner gown, It gets crumply under a cloak;
It a church gown, ills to be taken off when
you come Into the house.
A very neat little gown, one to neat that
It Is nlinoM. to be called natty, will go out
Thanksgiving morning to a church mtvIcc"
and to a rainlly dinner afterward. It is
made for a onug woman who Is a debu
tante This neat little gown Is of cloth,
pale blue and crimson The combination is
tasltfull adjusted The little coat Is .1
rouuding cnrawa Norfolk, bordered with
short black fur The coat is blue. The
particular shade of blue Is quite pale, and
Us onlj trimming, except the fur. Is a deli
cate tracery of black Mitchlug put on in
the neatest Imaginable way It Is done all
liyliand, nsnremaiiyof tliedebutaulegown
trimmings, as If following a fad.
The great puffed sleeves of the coat are
smooth crimson cloth. At the -wrists the
sleeves have flaring cuffs of the light blue.
A "fctndi In Brown, .Made for Sir.
Clmrli-s Ilium (illisoii.
aid above theouffsis a band of blue There
Is a repcmiou ot the tlnj stitching upon
Ino cuff
The vest of this suit Is an Important part
of It It is of the blue material, heavy and
comfortable, and Is buttoned with cry
(mall black cloth buttons There urc lapels
t)pon the little est, and It certainly has
ps comfortable a street appearauce as any
gown that could be found.
The skirt Is crimson, and Is very flaring
around the foot. Above the hem there is a
pointed trimming ot the blue cloth, Tvlth
the same delicate tracery of black (ilk
braiding that la upon the jacket.
After the nearer or this comfortable
little gon has been to church she eai
slip off the small rounding Norfolk Jacket
Snd be ready for the dinner table. Thr
ttle vest underneath lias big. 60ft silk
sleeves of blue, and there Is a very dell
$ate blue silk collaretto that can be hooked
around the neck.
A flaring hat faced with blue, with a
braiding upon It, has an upper part of
A "Worth Idea for Black nnd "White,
Designed tor Mrs. Frank Leslie.
crimson, "with white and blue striped
ribbon, a becoming tetting for the bru
neltepompndoarof the wearer.
llany very fashionable people Ung to
the 'wearing ot black and white. They
lo cot do 60 under mourning pretense,
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but because thejvflnd It so very becoming
to them. This is particularly the case with
women a lfllle inclined to cmlionpoiul with
out beiug at all fat. Many have the large
frame that suggests plumpness without
being at all suggestive ot too much adipose.
Thcie, once Inning tnken on the blatkand
white fever, as one oumu calls II, find
it hard to drop It.
This slyle Is particularly worn at holiday
times fit" die American colonies abroad,
fully half the gowtis being ot It, though no
one has ever been able to explain iliy It
should le so popular.
A lovely gown of this black and while,
coiubiuntlou was sent home last night
for wearing presumably Thanksgiving
Day, as the order that accompanied It
was for a gown for street and house. It
was patterned afler one -worn by Sirs.
Trnnk Leslie- recently and which was
considered a beauty.
The material Is velveteen of short nap
and silk texture. It Is a light velvet, pos
sibly, but Is told us silk velveteen. The
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Crimson and Hint'. Made for 11 Delia-
wni't Is drawn -with a liltlofnllne- to a
low, round belt of Velvetien, and there
Is n nry high, very roUnd and very flaring
The sleeves of this dress are Its novelty.
They are like balloons at the elbow. The
shoulder is narrow . Mnall and tight-fitting,
but at the elbow there is a great round
balloon fiilliu-ss TI.e rcl of the gown is
a ereum-uhite iloth skirt, witli'a long
black coat emng In front over il. The
cloak coat-tails are fastened to the waist,
nhiih Is all nmov.ible. It fastens at the
side and Is MH-urol neatly bj hooks and little
straps, until one inn have no Idea how the
wearer gets into It ,
1 cr-11.it ei r.-aiare of this gown, next to
Hie sleeves, is ihe white leather trimming
upon 11. These straps of white leather are
set in the sleeve puffs ami again In the
round waist. They have u touch of slilili
ing upon them and are tery run in effect
aga Inst the velveteen.
The hat is one of the modified Alpines,
flaring at one side and trimmed with os
trich trimming and white ribbon lsws,
i-ombiiied with while flowers in harmonious
pkiivs. This Is a very riih gown for fall
wear in Ihe streets. The only touch of fur
is a strip lining the high collar. It sets
ofr the fai-e anil eiok0lcry pretty.
Black is alwa s fastnonab'e. Other colors
mat come mid go, bit blaclCholds its own
always. Many ladles will not wear .1
suit that has not a few toui lies ot this
black, as thej think they do not appear to
advantage without II. This Is partn ul.irl
he case villi 'blonde-, n lio find tlic.hlnik
an excellent foil for their fair locks. 'There
is 110 denying that tan I. tlieoilor for blondes,
iuspifof aUc'forlstoniakebhioand bright
Jlrs. Vunili-rlillt In Tun nnd Illuek.
greens their own tint. The color ot the
dress must mntih the hair, or there Is not
the harmonious appearance desired by every
dresser. That Is the reason. In tho opinion
of many color experts, that blondes are
more admired than brunettes, because they
can match the hair with a pretty shade of
cloth and look i!ic4"ikii.iu" that a blonde
vouiau always is.
A very neat outing suit for this time
of the jear, and one that is worn by
Mrs. W. K. Vnnderbilt. is a black and
an one that lias for its principal fea
ture n tan cape. The cape is of dull tan
-loth, exactly the color of the wearer's
ulr, which is like faded lcacs. The
r-npe Is trimmed with black embroidery
and has large fancy overlying points
'hat look ns if nppllqued on. A good
ffect Is produced by having the points
not fastened on, as they fall easier than
though Ihey were immovable. Many
fashlonable drcsoers will not allow their
points so fashioned now -to be ewed
lown tight.
The neck of the cape is very high,
tight one of fashion It Is bordered
with smooth. black fur of one of the ln
expensve black'varleties. This entire
cape fastens in the back of the neck nnd
is hooked so closely together that the
wearer could not possibly extricate her
self alone. Ilut for this kind of cape,
with hooks and eyes' not a quarter of an
iDch apart, there arc always kind-hearted
people in the world who can be called to
one's assistance.
A Com 111011 Expectation.
Young Hope (bcajjlng the plutocrat In
his denl It is true, Mr. Goldrox, that In
asking for j ourdaughter's hand I may seem
a trifle presumptuous. I am as yet a poor
young nian,.but I am ambitions, nnd feel
'liat there Is a bright future before, me.
You yourself, sir, are a self-made man,
Old doldrox (grimly) H'ml And do you
expect mo to be the architect of my son-in-law's
fortune also7 New York World, 1
For lEafft la
, WUm Wood
Some Beautiful Retreats Pre
pared for Milady to In
dite Her Notes.
"Letternook" Is the name or u Hindi,
sunny room In a fine new mansion put up
In town for one of the brides of the fall.
"Letternook" might be called tho mis
tress"' library, It there were luoro books
there. As luti the only furniture is a
broad desk, with wheel ihalr in front ot It.
At the foot ot tho desk stands a. tall vase
that is always filled -with flowers. Upon
a little ledge lies always a liouipicl ot
fragrant buds. Above It Is n triuare,
many-colored lamp that reflects electric
rays.it night and sunshine da j tunes. I'pon
the desk are laid, with much precisi the
countless things for writing tin- pLstles In
honor ot n hkli the room was planned and Is
named letternook.
The mail this fall has been cruivdiil with
scented epistles ot peculiar sizes ami shape;
for It became the fashion recently to send
one's letters by mall; anil across the town
by lKist have' gone the epistles that were
intrusted hitherto only to the hands of a
messenger, lnlies who were fond of leav
ing their correspondence to a secretary are
writing their Utters now by hand, ami the
golden age of letter-wntlug Is coming In.
A very beautiful letter-writer Is -Miss
Virginia 1'air, one of "the fish in the
sea as go"d as ever were caught." Shu
has escaped being one of thcuiituinu brides.
and lonseuucntly she has 110 letters uf an-
nouiKcment or acknowledgements or pres
ents to write, but she nevertheless has one
ot the most voluminous oirrcspondmccs
in the world.
A French noblemau who vea attentive
to Miss Fair for a long time was fond
of showing one of the letters which he
receied Irom that joung lady. And with
the letter he served up a little trick upon
himself. He would engage an American
gentleman in conversation, casually men
tion the name or Miss Fair, speak of his
acquaintance with her and then add"
"Yes, ami 1 have a Utter from the young
lady in my pocket at the present moment."
Out would come the Idler, nnd while
the American was debating how he would
serve this Impudent Nouns foreigner, the
wording of the letter would dance before
his ejes. It was a cool, decided, though
courteous, snubbing or his attention, ami
II contained the information that Miss
Fair was about to leave town and would
not see him again. Her fiituure address
was undecided.
The foreigner was passionately in love
with tlie young lady, ami the letter n
dinilajed to show off her beautiful chirog
raph'. The handwriting was small and
clear as a rnmeo carving Its tracery was
fascinating to gaze upon. The stationery
she usisl was a delicate blue, known as
royal blue, and there was a delicate mono
gram in the comer with a linked chain of
gold around the letters. Miss Fair's sta
tlonry is now the color known as '".Marie
Antoinette purple" and is the very tmallest
letter size, tlie sle now fashionable. .Marie
Antoinette gold, a bright canary shade, is
used for thctrimmlug of the purple sheets.
The fashionable bridal gift for those
who want to spend s.t,u has hivu a writing
table and fixtures. The writing table
should be white enamel, or; the ire.tmish
tint, ami the rixtuns bright red and silver.
The writing paiLls bright red leather, the
box of paper is the same, also the uphol
stery of the roller blotters and the frames of
the photographs that are upon cery desk."
The other things, the small clock, the
paT weights, knhes, ornaments, busts,
and inkstands "are silver. The whole
thing can be bought for 50, except the
sterling silver bits.
Miss Winnie Davis has one of tlie most
beautiful lettirnooks In the world. It
is a corner of her library, and is filled with
plants, canary birds, and useful tilings
Tor writing. MissDavIshasivritteiienough
books to be tailed 11 literary woman, and
her friends, knowing her fad for the lien,
have iirisentisl her ultli everything useful
Tor the writing table. She has always the
newest and most nocl things for the
writing desk.
Upon her last birthday she received a
wafer box of silver. TliU is a small, tun
ning little aTfalr for holding the little
seals that conic now Willi the initial upon
them. They are convenient when travel
ing and away from the taper and wax. A
silvtr mucilage bottle, a silver scales, and
a silwr stamp slicker were among Iter other
userul presents. The stationery of this
Ilnugtitir of the Confederacy is the square
white sheet, so much liked by the ladies
or the South, and which those Huguenot
descendants choose as a sort of badge
of royal ance-stry. She writes with u
gold pen, and has a large ihoice of pen
handles. Tlie latest gift of pen-holder
is the favorite for the time being.
Tlie really fashionable stationery is the
purple and the white. The other shades
are put aside for this month at least.
Faslijonable stationers are not showing
them. With tlie white paper they bring
out the pale jellow Initial wafers and pain
yellow em elopes.
The brides who are now married ami
awav on their wedding tours arc kept
busy calng "Thank jou" for their wee
ding gifts. Each reeds a separate letter
ot its own. and each letter must have n
special mention of the gift. A vlnalgrelte
must be mentioned as a Unalgrellu and
a necklace as a necklace. This taxes to
the utmost the brain that has COO or
mure gifts to recollect. Usually the secre
tary has made a list of the wedding gifts
and the donors, and has slipped the list
In the box ot stationery which Is to ac
knowledge the gifts on tlie journey.
There Is a bride who has such a fancy
for fine stationery that she never uses
two- sheets ot paper decorated alike. At
home at her leisure she monograms her
own note paper, choosing the Antoinette
purple and lettering; with gold, sliver, or
pale yellow. The bronzes are liked later
In the season, but are too dull for the
brilliant aitumn.
On this joung lady's marriage a girl
friend sent her a thousaud sheets ot paper
ornamented with her new monogram, no
two sheets alike. To be sure of having
"X.ettcmook" In
oil different, the-ybUrtg'woftirfilgagiHTan
artist to place a scroll otter a thousand
different 'variations iipon till' upper right
hand corner of, the sheets. Hie then put In
the Initials, varying from orfc to three let
ters, according as the writer, inlght choose
to use tb friends' of diffelfe'pt, decrees of
intimacy! and in 'the letferjjig "V he chose
goliLaud biUer, bW"'. liePnT-itLatHl deep
lilueor forty slightly varjltigjailcs. "When
examined afterwards all-.ye found dir
fereut. 1 j
It is very ultra to haru sine's writing
desk sent, ,att"j ontt 00 .jnUourney-nu
ultra fad that is a grU oicouvcnlenco
and costs Mile,, Only UUmo, top of the
desk' is cvprcsse'd, audilC .Ibis Is not
removable, u large stiuaru pad, at least
three by two feet, takes Its place. All
writing things are packed upon it and
held In place by small wads of tissue
uaner. When the pud arrives it has only
to l-e unrolled and Ihe pen 1 1 1 ' 1 .- t in the
Another or the interesting brides of
res-ent date had her fauirtte wedding
gift, which was a huinUomo while wood
desk, repressed with her luggagevthruugli
all Urn stages of the wedding Journey.
Admiring friends folluwcd her also with
Imuquels of flowers'. At dlfri-niit stages
of the jouriH-Vflie wrote letters" home.
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls, kept a a cry
complete Journal of her life In the Eng
lish countrv places where she spent her
early nijrricd days. These, letters. It Is
said, hc will publish aftcr-tlie manner of
the lettcTs of tliu I'rincess Alice In the
Highland. Her new home In Washington
lias a snug letternook, fitted out specially
with emblems or -all countries. Her
table is an einbleiuatlo writing table.
The etiquette of the letter, as prac
Ucesl by most letter-" rllcn this autumn,
Is a return to tlie old way of beginning
the letter. The day of tlie.wevlc or the
mouth Is -written nt Ihe top of the page.
The letter begins uiuii theTlrst page' of
the sheet, is continued upon tin- second,
goes next iiioii the 'third nnd ixiiieludes
upon the fourth. Tho custom of slipping
from first 'to third and liaik agalu to sec
ond is not now followed. -
The fashionable writing, .is the tmall,
precise' 'writing. Those who learned to
write twenty nam ago 1 annul ilq it,
Itul their mothers can. The smallest writ
ing that is ligiblc is Die most admired.
The letters have spaces between and the
writing'! not tramped to jnake II small.
It is written with a very fjne immi, whiili
keeps''the letters' tiny wlthou'l the exertion
of keeping it small.
A window s'tood open Usjn what was
evidently a lelternooic of a home oppo
site Central Park. The nook ran along a
sitle street, and over Hie desk trailed
crimson-leaved sprays of climbing Ivy,
blown down rroin the ledge aboVe. All
the nentst writing things lay up. .11 the
table and a maid dusted them industriously,
pitking each up ami laying it t'onu care
fully; There was a caudlestlik', twine lx,
taper stand, i-cales. seal and thermometer.
Anil opposite these tilings lay letter openers,
n coin box, a Jeweikd eraser and a liny
gold match Iwx. Then there were pen-holders,
pen traj's, blotters and the twenty
things necessary for tlie desk.
In the tlnjs of Lady 'Mary Montagu
the woman who could, untr"wou!d. write iu
ttlllgent. pretty letters to her friends was
.1 scholar worthy a page In'hlsfory Ilut
now the woman who can "nor; anil will not
write tliein," finds herself leit far lu-lilu.il
in lite march of evcry-day doings.
How toMiiki'Siiiii'Ulil-Fii'.liUiiitil Hut
Delicious DInIh;.
One pound of curd, from sl.ghtly scaldexl
sour milk, dralutd ami pmsstd dry.
ThreC.fourths pound of white suirar.
Three-fourths pound of bniter.
Eight eggs. s. i
Juice; and grated rind 'if twii Unions.
lleat'tho iggs well, andirnlK the Ingredi
ents thoroughly. -' - ' '
Hake In tart shells. Or as- saiall pies with
an under crust only. i
Oui-half pound of bilftfrj '.I' '
One-half pound sugar.1', ,.
One-half pound Hour.
rivei-gg-.. ' ,",'. .
Mix as for spurge cake. Tills makes a
very soft mixture. BaTe In a tin with
straight not flaring sides; rnniething in
which the cake can lie left until it is wanted
for use, or at least nmil'It is thoroughly
cold. Spread a Ihin layer of the take-mix-ture
on the bottom or the baking tin, and
upon lids place a layer about an Inch
thick of' fruit, washed and dried currants,
seeded and chopped rniln., chopped lig,
etc., all well mixed together. Four the
remainder of tlie cake mixture over Jills
as evenly ns possible anil hake in a moder
ately hot over. The larger part of the li.il
ter should be put upon the top, as it runs
down illio 'the irult. This cake"is - rich
that it njust be handled wiUi great care- It
should not be removed 1 rem the tin uulll
the day after baking, anil should iheii be
placed on a piece of board, oT oilier Hat
One-half pound of bitter" almond kernel,
One pouml of sweet almond kernels
blanched. - -. -
One pound of fine white sugar.
I'uf these article's Into a'mortar'a'nUXtat
them until they are fine and smooth.
Then beat in gradually the whites of eggs,
about one dozen will be required, until
tlie mixture forms a smooth paste tlilu
enot-gti to' be squeezed through- a cornu
copia. Make a cornucopia o 'writing paier, or
of auy other firm .white paper, cut off tho
point nt the bottom, leaing a hole about
half an inch, or a little less, in diameter.
Fill the mixture into Ike cornucopia, and
squeeze it through Hie hole nt the end into
little round cakes, which should be dropped
onto buttered "tins or firm, well oiled
white paper. Dust them with sugar and
liake for a few minutes only, In a moderate
The almonds may be blanched 03" pouring
boiling water over then), when, after
standing a few minutes, tlie skins may be
easily removed with a coarse- clolh, or
with Ihe fingers.
Similar to Katafles, ami prepared the
same way are:
One-half pound of sweet almonds, blanch
ed, and beaten flue in a mortar.
One pound of fine white sugar.
One pound of eggs eight, unless very
large, or very small
One-naif pound of flour.
Beat the eggs and sugar over a stove
until slightly warm, Just, enough to drop
from t he beater almost like tolnssi s. Then
beat until cold; it will tbeUjbo thick. Beat
a Town House 'Just' doiiipletcit' 'foe'
CpAm TX - r - rn - r
Our reason for this SACRIFICE is the
practical inability during the Christmas Holi
day Weeks to wait upon all our customers
It was the town talk last holiday season that our store
was the busiest in the city. Many of our customers
were compelled to go elsewhere. We are anxious to
avoid this pressure, and ask you to make as many se
lections as practical during this unusual DISCOUNT
SALE. The Discount applies to every article "in our
stock except sterling silver Spoohs and Forks, which
are sold by weight.
Our stock is NOW COMPLETE; and contains all that
is out new in Diamond and Gold Jewelry, Watches, Sil
verware, and Novelties from Europe (direct import),
The 'discount will also be allowed on all RESERVED
Goods (on which a cash deposit has been made) up to
Christmas Eve.
The quality and character of our stock is so well known
as to need no comment.
RE &
Wehave bought
3 Good Legitimate Sales
and SINGLE PANTS of one of the largest clothing houses in
the country, and are offering them at the following prices:
Suits that are worth $17.50, $15.00 and $12.50 in Sacks JgQ.SO
and-Frocks, at s .x. . . . .
$17.50, $15.00 and $12.50 Sample Overcoats, in Blue and $9T5
Black Meltons and Kerseys, at .-
$7, $6, $5 SAMPLE
Notice the display of Sample Suits, Overcoats and Pants in our
in tlie aliuoncla gradually. Beat In tue
8lfted tlour lightly, handling or stirring
It as little as possible after tlie tlour is
Bake In a mould, the same as sponge
cake, in a moderately hot oven; not quite
so hot as for bread.
The cake should not be moved after being
put Into the oven until it is done which
may be determined by running a clean
splinter or broom straw Into the middle.
If nothing adheres to the straw the cake
Is done.
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