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Sheerest of Fabrics and Daintiest of Gauzes for Holiday “Buds” Pretty Girls Who Will Make Their Bow to Society During Christmas Week Will Be Gowned Like Fairies. The holiday season is commonly chosen for debutantes to make their first bows to the social world. Dress makers are now up to their elbows in maidenly finery, which will appear at Christmas balls and parties and all the way through the months till Lent. The majority of the gowns dis played show the usual preference for white, and delicate, almost child-like simplicity of make. But since it is a color-season, tradition is sinned against frequently and successfully, and toilettes in pale and charming colors contrast elegantly with the vir ginal models. In matter of trimming, these charm ing frocks likewise depart from for mer unwritten rules, which allowed only the simplest garnitures and barred out lace utterly. Youthful looking nets and laces appear in pro fusion, shaping little gamps for low cut bodices and embellishing fancy three-quarter sleeves in many ways. The Smart Sleeve, These garnishments seem particularly necessary for trimming sleeves, as the smart sleeve of the moment comes to the elbow and is decked fussily some distance above. The set of the mod ish arm-covering is stiff and high at the shoulders, where the effect is ob- I'lab.mito toilettes for debutantes and youthful chaperon. tain<d through a discreet wiring of the puffs. With the lowest decollet- j age, quite long sleeves are seen, sup- | plying for matron and maid the means for many pretty effects. Below the sin gle. double or triple shoulder puffing, made by the gown texture, the white —which may be lace, net or silk mus lin —is put on like some of the old undersleeves worn in the days when ball gallants sported rosebud satin ves:s and tucked lawn shirts. Tiny artificial flowers, stiff little velvet bows and rosettes of different sorts add to their charms. Hodices Variously Trimmed. The bodices are variously trimmed, but all are on the babyish gathered order, with high corset-girdles and some species of flat trimming about the round decollet age. Here and there a little bertha fall is seen, but it is generally made of the gown texture, or of chiffon, for, however broad the present styles, a rich lace bertha would be quite unsuited to a debu tante. A number of "don’ts” are uttered by the good makers of bud finery, who, in a way, are like social leaders them selves. Among other Interdictions vi olets, which are so frequently carried, are described as preposterous flowers for the coming-out bouquet, us It should be the most girlish posy of hot-house marguerites, or lilles-of-the valley. Tiny buds may also be car ried, but only In pale pink or white— never, never yellow—and the rhine stone dewdropa on the leafy wreathes and gauzy bows worn in the hair are the only gems permissible. Textiles, Are Simple. But if tints and lacea are allowed, the textiles used for the prettiest com ing out frocks are of a aut passing simplicity. One which admits of a dainty treatment of shirring, frills, puffs, tucks, etc., is silk muslin whit b at many places, goes under the newer act like Exercise."] the Dowels All DruuijUtfc name of chiffon mousselint. Satin rib bons and narrow simple laces like wise trim the silk muslin gowns, as well as bands of muslin embroidery in the same tint. Two tinted toilettes in chiffon mousseline illustrate. these trimmings and methods of applica tion. A toilette in wild rose pink is gar nished with narrow white lace and pink satin ribbons. The very low bod ice opens over a chemisette of white net and lace, and has the ribbon ap plied in straight bands upon the girdle and bertha drapery. The sleeves are of the pink mousseline and lace, three quarter length, and ill one of the mod els described. The Full Gathered Skirt, The full gathered skirt has two deep flounces, waved top and .bottom, and there trimmed with a frill of the lace over one of ribbon. A second band of ribbon laid in undulations at the middle of each flounce, gives the look of four ruffles. The dress in pale blue has mousse line embroideries in the same color. The bodice, which is shirred around the shoulders, is trimmed with bands, oddly applied, and crossed at the bust by blue satin ribbon put on suspender fashion, with one end running under the left arm. Shirring shapes the girdle, and forms a band for the puff sleeves and a deeper one for the skirt, which also displays bands of the em- broidery and a ribbon-edged flounce. | The ball skirts worn by girls this season all show gathered fullness and | round set. Trains, in fact, are little seen anywhere, though velvet ones on the court order are sometimes worn by matrons with splendid effect, over lace petticoats. Such a train, with a matching bodice, is supplied for one of the winter's handsome young chap erons. It is made of pale blue chif fon velvet with embroidered applica tions in mauve and pink. All siround the train runs an embroidered and ap plied edge in these colors. The low, short-sleeved bodice simulates at the front a shirred Jacket over a lace vest, and at the decolletage the underbody shows above the Jacket edge like a gathered gamp. The belt and bows on corsage and sleeves are of black stain. Debutantes* Gowns. Taffetti-rnoussellne Is a much ad mired textile for debutantes’ gowns. More durable than silk muslin, and more exquisite than taffeta, it admits all the dainty smocking, shirring, tucking, eta., which are garnitures suited to youthful wearers. Shown in r&vishtngly delicate tints, this moonlight textile is yet more charm ing In pure white, and Brussels tulle lace Is a dentelle which trims it ef fectively. A white chiffon moussellne thus garnished displays the lace put on the skirl to outline a robe effect and deeply border the bottom. The bod ice, with Its shirred bretelles and puffed vest of the lace, is of the name quaint character. A costume of white silk muslin achieves the faint color admired through a foundation of pale pink lib erty. A Vandyked passementerie of panne and lace edges the round neck of this gown, and (he skirt Is trimmed with incrustations of the Name, tulle I lace and flounces. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 18. 1904. Beautiful nets showing gold and sil ver tinsel build other debutante frocks, and silvery cobweb laces and tiny artificial flowers add further beauty'. Frock of White Silk Gauze. A dainty frock of spotted white silk gauze has the skirt put over several foundation petticoats of plain net. Gold tinsel lightly outlines the pattern of the tulle lace flounces, and wreathes of delicate pink roses further orna ment the skirt. Boiv motives are of pink ribbon and the corset-belt is of pink liberty. Still another charming gown is of white silk muslin over Nile-green chiffon taffeta. The corset girdle is of green liberty, and a large pink rose with a diamond heart is set at the front of the corsage. These wonderful roses are seen on a number of the new evening frocks, though never more than two are used, one tucked into the front of the body and one placed in the belt. Single ones often take the form of a hair ornament, with green leaves and a generous sprinkling of diamond dew drops. Tlie Itebntnnte'K Cloak. No part of the debutante’s get-up is more charming than the cloak which is to cover her ball tinery. Fash ioned of the most airy textiles, made warm, with interlinings, some of the Directoire cloaks show a definite bod- Ice and full skirt. These, however, are only advised for the slimmest fig ures, as the belting of the waist cre ates a somewhat clumsy look. But If a girl can wear such a cloak she will find it most becoming, for the full sleeves and hood which go with it ef fect something of the mysterious charm of a domino. When the hood is adjust ed over the head, flounces of lace, held in with ribbon draw-strings surround the face In a flower-like edge. At the top or side of the head the draw strings end In a big butterfly bow. But the more convenient cloaks are •invariably loose in fit and In coat or cape cuts. The coats are thought more youthful than the capes, and silk ones in pale colors or white display exquisite finish of lace and tulle, mix ed 'with fringes of flowers. Cloth coats are seen for evening wear, but they are not thought just the thing, satin, velvet, lace and silk supplying more suitable textures. For the debutante, silk of the corded ottoman sorts shapes a number of coats, and big tucks—the blind unstitched variety—arc used on the sleeves and bottoms of these with smart effect. A New Wrinkle In Gloves. Anew wrinkle in gloves Is that the long suede mousquetaires may match the tint of the frock exactly. More white than colored gloves are worn, however, and more white slippers than tinted ones. But to match a faintly colored gown slippers some times have the toe trimmed In color, with white lace or embroideries set ting off the bow or rosette. All even ing slippers are wonderfully fussy, and everything Is seen upon them, from a genuine diamond buckle to a little wreath of pink rosebuds. Fans, be It said to the shame of the makers of modes, are dally growing bigger. Some of the radiant Louis sorts, with their superb pulntlngs are still small enough not to lose In love liness; but the fan of the moment Is as ostrich feather affair, made In a set form or to open and close, it Is rather clumsy for small women, though the Venus of Fashion will carry one off superbly, —Miss Isabel llagner, private secre tary to Mrs. Roosevelt, lias a fortune ample for all the frivolities of New port and Tuxedo oi for division of tier life bet aeen Fifth avenue and IPd grave Kquare. Isjt she prefers to fol io* lb* useful career sit* mapped out for herself when, with s thinner parse, eh enlerad ** ini-pu4*lP life. I When Miss Hagn*r taine into s band* .sunns lulls* Item a *• sully idle gave | *£* * Wl “* **** TOY MARVELS TO SUIT ALL TASTES JUVENILE FANCIES ARE MANY. PLAYTHINGS ARE NOW lIIYI.T ON SCIENTIFIC LINES. The Hoy Who Love* the Navy Can C lioone Between a Steam Warship niid a Torpedo Hunt—Dolly’s Dread ing Table Ih a* Ornate as Miladt .Millionaire*’!'—'The Little Girl ot Domeatic Taatea May Cook on Her Own Wee Ga* Stove. New York, Dec. 17.—The rich old grandfather, the generous bachelor uncle, the absorbed but willing fath er who visits the up-to-date toy shop, will become fairly bewildered by the gorgeous array of playthings spread before him. He may indulge in a few backward glances—mentally, of course —wherein his boyhood’s supply of toys will pass in puny array before his vis ion, and from this mental condition he will, unless unusually strong-minded, lapse into a second childhood peculiar only to the holiday season. He will want to remain all day and make friends with these beautiful toys, but when he has recovered his mental equilibrium, he must bring his logic to bear and fit his selection to the small boy or girl whose faith in Santa Claus Is just beginning to waver. A Miniature Trolley System. The boy who would follow his fath er as manager of a street car line can this year have an electric road of hts own with a third rail, regulated by a block system which prevents one car’s being liberated from a switch until the other has passed a certain point. Or if he prefers the responsibility of a big railroad, his Santa Claus can supply him with up-and-down grade steam car tracks, and engines carrying freight cars with cog wheels to keep them from jumping the tracks. The up-grade brings the cars to a loop that (Continued on Opposite Page.) DR* CHARLES FLESH FOOD / great BEAUTIFIER Dr. Chirks Flesh Pood i< the orrstrxt boautliler peer puton tho market. 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ON SALK AT DANIEL MOO AN. m; L*~ A WMnll* bo* which oontMius <‘uouiiii of !>r, C'liorl## Kloeh Food for MUX otii to M*4 . rli*ln iti gr*ul founts will I m M*ti( t4# mux *<l<irri mlhmi V fttrn, If 1H iff uni! to JHIV fill B|l of luullifm Our imMilt “Art of Mtiiiit" will* h tumulus mII III* oorrwet for iiiMMMiritif ilu tm*w, n*< k mo*! uuua. mM full 'lire* U*IM for Ifttu boat. wMI kiwi Im aunt with ttila Miuflw. Dr. Charles Co.'*JSJmmi Us dels et s'l Ijs*isi lisps/1 asset i NMSiest ISstfMi 1 Dainty Blouses and Com binations as Holiday Gifts There's Nothing More Pleasing in Fashion's Realm to the Girl of Limited Dress Allowance . By Katherine Anderson. The Christmas gift of to-day shows an odd co-mingltng of the old holiday spirit and the newer practical ideas. A gift which saves the recipient mon ey laid aside for frocks is far more welcome than a piece of Jewelry quite out of proportion to the woman’s style of dressing, or a trumpery bit of bric brac for an already crowded room. To make a practical gift doubly wel come one has only to select an arti cle of wearing apparel w'hich is truly festive—to know just where to draw the line between a too, too practical gift and something which carries only holiday suggestions. The rich old aunt in search of some thing for her niece whose dress allow ance is small or who is perhaps living on the average salary of an office em ploye, can select no more desirable gift than a dainty blouse. The puzzled bachelor uncle w'ill do w’ell to call in some experienced shopper to aid him in the selection of a similar gift, and as a college girl can never have too many extra bodices, any number of her family may feel justified in choos ing this gift. As for the mother—the busy, practical mother—a blouse that is just a little out of the ordinary, with some touch of extravagance such as she would banish from her mind when shopping for herself. Is sure to be welcome. The Gift Blon*e. In selecting a blouse for a gift it is of the utmost importance to acertain the color and style of the skirt with which it will be worn. It Is absolute ly essential that the blouse this year should have precisely the color tone of the skirt, and further than the fabric of the one should tone perfectly with the fabric of the other. Many smartly dressed women cling to the independent blouse, independent In fabric, but not in color, and she who has a broadcloth or silk skirt In white has a blouse also in white, though in a different material. The girl who looks well In pale blue may have a broadcloth skirt built on Di rectoire lines, with several pale blue blouses to match, and the same With gray. In fact, it is becoming some thing of a vogue for girls to adopt the most becoming color and wear It al most exclusively. Illonse anal Skirt Mast Harmonise. Very few women who make any pre tentions to good dressing offer a strik ing contrast between blouse and skirt. Even the black skirt with a gay bodice has gone out. In Its stead for wear with black house skirts slightly train ed, come Independent blouses In va rious black materials. For the plainer bodice, silk mull, liberty silk and chif fon are shirred and corded In elaborate designs over silk, with a fanciful gir dle of black silk. More dressy are the Jetted bodices either In net or chiffon over black silk. Asa rule these are made up very simply that the Jetted pattern may stand out in all Its beauty. They can be bought ready to make up at a very reasonable figure. The woman who has a limited dress allowance pins her faith on black and white, and the white waists for wear with white broadcloth or silk skirts were never more effective. Here the three-quarter sleeve is especially popu lar. Very girlish arc the shirred and corded waists evolved from chiffon, net Hnd mull, and while the shirring in almost every Instance runs around the body, a long effect is given to the garment by bringing each row of shir ring to a point hack and front. The Season's Sleet e. A very pretty example shows a V shaped yoke of flue tuika shirred lengthwise In white chiffon over silk. The three-quarter puff sleeves are shirred end lucked on horlsonlsl lines, ending at the elbow In double ruffle* The tucking and shirring of the tiodti e gre also hortaoiilal, following th* V• shape of the yoke, and a UiapcU girdla comes to a similar point In the froni and is finished with two rosettes at the back. On slightly more elaborate lines is a white dinner blouse of chiffon over white louisine. It fastens in the back and has a yoke design showing Re naissance bow-knots on a plain chif fon ground, and from each bow-knot depends a bunch of berries em broidered in silk. This yoke is round and the blouse section of the waist is set in with very fine shirrings and tucks, while just above the girdle are five deeper tucks shirred. The sleeve is shirred just above and below the elbow, ending in a double graduated flounce, and the belt is of white louisine, draped, and finished with ros ettes. A Dainty Afternoon YYuist. A dainty afternoon waist and one of the few offered with a full length sleeve, shows a mass of handwork. It is fashioned from Japanese grass linen of exqqisite sheerness, and fastens in the back so that the elaborate hand work on the plain front is unbroken. The yoke, built on irregular, waving lines, is laid in very fine hand-run tucks defined top and bottom with narrow boullionne bands of the linen joined with fagoting in very tine thread. Rows of tine tucking, nar row bouillonnes and Valenciennes in sertion showing a coin spot are all joined together with fancy stitches to make the body portion, while across the front are sprays of lotus leaves and blossoms buttonholed on the fine linen, cut out and appliqued upon the blouse. The sleeve is split up the out side seam to admit a soft, narrow puff of the linen on which is set graduated ruffles of tucking, edged with lace to match the insertion. A Dodice of White Silk. A bodice of sheerest white silk shows marvelous handwork decora tions in fagoting around appliques of tulips which run down the front of the bodice, and from the shoulder seams to the sleeve giving the effect of a ber tha appliqued upon cloth. An extremely smart bodice for wear with a tobacco-brown broadcloth was of the same shade of chiffon over silk. Being for dinner wear it was cut with Trimming and Lighting the Christmas Tree The Christmas tree of 1904 will be a marvel of artistic effects and me chanical perfection. The new orna ments are ablaze with color, or they gleam with spangled and tinseled ef fects, while, from the illumination of the tree to the miniature scenes with which it is banked, no effort has been spared to introduce up-to-date embel lishments. While modern machinery has brought Christmas tree ornaments down to a very reasonable figure, many of them can be reproduced by deft fin gers in the home circle at cheaper prices and with equally good results. For instance, almost any girl can make little figures of heavy paper, pasting on heads of Santa Claus, ba bies, angels or pretty girls, and dress them in suitable cloaks and garments built from sheet cotton batting sprink led thickly with silver dust. From this same sheet wadding snowballs may be formed and fastened to the tree by a thin wire. Cornucopias, rounded from silver paper, are effective ornaments and are a good substitute for candy boxes. Long crystal prisms which dangle from old-fashioned lamp globes or candlesticks, if removed and hung, one on the tip of each branch, give the effect of icicles In the sunlight, on a morning after Jack Frost has visited the trees In the midst of a rain storm. In connection with these homemade decorations, the Christmas tree will glisten and sparkle if tinseled orna ments are Interspersed. Beets and carrots splendidly reproduced in pa pier mache have sprouts of tinsel leaves. Glass balls showing brilliant green, red or blue hues glisten from a lilling of tinsel, and are set In a circle of tinsel leaves. Clusters of holly or mistletoe are encased in bunches of tinsel, while stars, dwarf trees and sprays of asparagus vine are built entirely from tinsel. The danger of Are at a Christmas festivity is practically done away with by the use of odd und dainty fairy lamps instead of the colored candles of past ears. Cup-shapes made from translucent composition show laugh ing faces of monks and Brownies, are lighted by a short, fat tallow can dle. With a pencil and brush clever fingers can produce these lamps from v * * i filHf 1 (Muif tr In a V-shaped neck and thre-quarter sleeves. The chiffon was draped over the silk in accordion pleating, and the sleeves were merely two graduated flounces in accordion pleatings, and edged with fine rows of niching. The neck was outlined by a band of chff fon applique studded with topaz, and a piece of the trimming stiffened like a stock end, fell from the point of the neck to the waist line where it ended in a point finished with topaz fringe The girdle was also studded, and set at intervals across the front and on the sleeves following the V-shape of the neck were tiny rosettes of chiffon with a topaz in the heart of each. For a Girl of Unlimited Means. Many a girl of limited dress al lowance has a pale colored skirt and high-necked blouse upon which she depends for semi-dressy occasions Given a low-necked bodice to match this skirt and she is equipped for a smart dinner or informal evening function. Avery simple but effective decollete blouse for wear with a pale pink skirt was developed from a pink repousse lace which is a yard and a half wide and $3 a yard. Three-quarters of a yard was employed for shirring over the silk foundation of exactly the same shade and for the puffs which formed the short sleeves. A gradu ated bertha coming to a deep point back and front was formed from t lace edging which exactly matched the all-over, and which costs $1.50 a yard. This fell over the sleeves so that the}’ did not require a lace flounce, but were finished with a dainty ruching of the all-over. The chic touch of the bodice was a corsage garniture of exquisite pink rosebuds in chiffon ar ranged in garlands with chenille leaves of a soft green tint. On the left side just below the shoulder was a soft chou of ribbon to match the sink in the lace, and the hair ornament was of the same pink ribbon with rose buds and leaves nestling in the heart of the bow. The perfect blending of pinks in the skirt and the blouse with the daintily chosen green of the leaves achieved a most effective get up. isinglass. Heads of imps and ani mals, or a crescent showing the man in the moon serve as lanterns, the light shining through transparent eyes and mouth. However, nothing is so satisfactory and safe for illuminating the Christ mas tree as tiny electric bulbs of dif ferent colors scattered thickly through the branches and attached to wires which receive their power from a portable battery. In a house having electric service the wires from the tree may be connected with one of the house wires, and the separate bat tery will not be necessary. The cost of two or three dozen bulbs with the accompanying wires and battery will be from $4 to $6. For banking about the foot of the tree, the prettiest of inexpensive toys are displayed, music boxes under a platform where children are singing or dancing, miniature Ferris w'heels, loop-the-loops, saw mills which are revolved by water power, leaden fig ures representing soldiers from the Russian and Japanese army, and fig ures of all the funny folic in comic supplements of the Sunday papers. In all these decorations it is to be re gretted that there is each year less of the original spirit of Christmas— the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. WEAVING CHRISTMAS GREENS AND WISHES. 1. She deftly Weaves the Christmas greens And fashions wreaths of holly; And though her whole attention seems Bent on her task, ’tis folly To fancy ’tis of this she dreams. 2. Her thoughs have wandered far away To joys of Christmas morning; And now and then are wont to stray— Despite instinctive warning— To what He’ll offer her that day. 3. She knows full well her uncles and Her many faithful lovers Will give with ever lavish hand; Yet. in her heart, there hovers Suspense—His gift! Best in the land! Ruby Douglas.