43 x-HE woman whose daughter Is be- I tween the ages of 12 and 17 has an i enviable task this Fall In the selec-j. tlon of a wardrobe for this young miss. 1 Never has there been such a fascinating array of charmingly youthful coats and irocks for the girl In her teens. Simplicity and extreme ornateness lend themselves with equally fetching effect to her budding freshness and wistful at tractiveness, so that all the dainty quill ings and rufflings and ruchinss which the mother is regretfully forced to pass over because of the "fussy" look that they give an older person, adorn In profusion the frocks and blouses of the young daughter. At the same time plain tailored effects with stitched bands and myriad buttons, especially In outer garments, give her as smart an appearance as her stiffly-corseted mamma. Coats for Winter wear show but little variations from the heavy, comfortable cloth Jackets of last year. -The girl whose mother keeps her dressed In the tip of fashion undoubtedly will have a "broadcloth wrap cut on Emolre lines and trimmed with velvet and cloth-covered buttons. Exclusive colorings will also appear In this modish cloak. A deep shade of ruby red is a decided favorite and one young girl with a par ticularly rosy complexion and dark hair has an Empire coat for best wear. In the new shade of purple. The majority of schoolgirls, however, are not so fortunate, and one warm, serviceable coat, does duty for the entire season. Its selection is a matter of de hate. The mother reasonlrg from a prac tical standpoint, prefers the three-quarter coat and it is certainly wonderfully girlish and a great protection on blus tering, snowy days. Noteworthy among the new models are the smart rough .mixed cloths strapped lengthwise with stitched bands of the material finished in tabs and large, handsome buttons. Tan covert coats in three-quarter length are likewise tre mendously popular. One decidedly smart example had the collar -and wide lapels covered nearly to the edges with black velvet, showing a gold bumble bee em broidered in each corner. Applications of gold braid and brass buttons . are a striking feature of many coats for the 26-year-old girl and help to make the long garments more to her liking. Nevertheless, all the military trim mings in creation have not the fascina tion for this fastidious young person of fered by the loose, bell-shaped jacket which reaches half-way to the knees, and has an embroidered insignia on tho left arm. "All the best-dressed girls wgar one," is the plea to her mother, and as a consequence this style of gar ment continues to enjoy its tremendous vogue of the past two years. It un doubtedly gives a young miss the uni formed appearance so much in favor -wjth the up-to-date schoolgirl. A pair of mannish gloves and a trim walking- I hat complete a sensible and practical I mode as the school coat r mentioned i - hat complete a sensible and practical outfit for "Winter wear. Only a few weeks more and the wopl dress must take the place of wash frocks. This is to be a season above all others when plaids and checks will be favorites for growing children. The new materials are simply Irresistible In their superbly colored backgrounds, crossed and recrossed by harmoniously blending stripes. Royal blue or a rich scarlet constitutes the principal color In the most stunning of these patterns. By all odds the most popular model for plaid materials is-the three-flounce skirt with plaited waist, opening at the neck to display a tucked chemisette of lawn. Pipings in the same, color as one of the cross stripes, edge the flounces, or a tiny collar and belt o -velvet and velvet-covered buttons form the only trimmings. In the same unpretentious but effective All Kinds THE secret of making a meat course the most appetizing portion of a din ner is to serve something sweet in con nection with it. The German custom is to eat very rich compotes of fruits with roasts, etc, but these aro quite too sweet for the American palate. In fritters the American "housewife will find a more than satisfactory substitute. The -sweetness of the sauce or filling blends with the bat ter and loses entirely any sickening taste. The following receipts for fritters lend themselves temptingly to "Winter bills of fare: Apple Fritters. Core, pare And cut some Arm apples crosswise into slices a third of an, inch thick. With a biscuit-cutter stamp them into cakes of uniform ilze. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and a little lemon Juice. Cover with a napkin and when they have stood for half an hour, drain. In the meantime make a batter by mixing and sifting together a cupful of flour, a pinch of salt and a table spoonful of sugar. Beat well the yolks of two eggs, add half a cupful of milk and stir gradually Into the flour. Beat thor oughly before all the liquid is added, as it is difficult to whip a thin batter smooth. Add one tablespoonful of melted butter or olive oil, beat well and stand aside Xor an hour. "When ready to use told in the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth. If the batter is not sufficiently thick to coat completely the slices of-apple, mix In a little more flour. Dip each piece of apple in the mixture and fry to a golden brown in very hot fat. Llft-out with a skimmer and, dry on paper in an open oven until all are fried. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with a melted sugar sauce. Celery Fritters. Put half a-pint of cold water Into a saucepan with an. ounce of butter, and as soon as It ome to a boll THE SUM) AT OREGOXIAr PORTLAND, OCTOBER 1, 1903. mode as the school coat r zncntibned above, are the one-piece suits of serge and flannel with embroidered crest - on yoke and- sleeves, for wear in- the' school room. Shepherd checks in black and white, brown and white, green and white, etc, are particularly suited to girlish beauty, and they alio give an appearance of immaculatt neatness. Exceptionally trim is a one-piece frock of black and white check built with two very wide box plaits extending frgro the neck to the bottom of the skirt, both in front and back and under each arm. A slightly balloon shirt sleeve has 'the upper piece tucked it the wrist into a deep cuff. Two.rows of narrow red braid trim a shaped ylotlr col lar, and a black patent leather belt hangs loosely' about the waist? Flags and anchor are embroidered in.- red silk between the two plaits on tie frpnt, and a red "anchor ornaments oni sleeve. of Toothsome Fritters stir in by degrees four ounces of flour. Continue to stir until a thick paste is formed. Allow this to cook five minutes while still stirring. Remove from tbe fire and when the mixture has cooled & little add three eggs, beating one into it before adding another. Season with salt, whlto pepper and nutmeg and stir in two ounces of grated American cheese. Havo ready some pieces of cooked celery an inch long, which have been sprinkled with grated cheese. Make small balls of the cheese paste and place a piece of celery in tho center of each. Dip the balls Into beaten egg, cover with very fine breadcrumbs mixed with an equal portion of grated cheese, and fry In boiling fat. Servo with a wine or melted sugar sauce. Apricot "Fritters. After soaking- fee re quired number of apricots, stew them in sweetened water and when cooked (drain off the syrup. Put them in a soupjpjaie and sprinkle with powdered sugar- nd lemon Juice, or, if desired, a wlncgiksjgful of brandy. These should stand fortabput two hours. Put the yolks of tW efcgs into a basin and mix them well with tVo tablespoonfuls of salad oil and a pinch V salt. Stir Jn-by degrees four ouncei of flour which has been thoroughly all ted. "When a perfectly smooth paste Is formed pour in slowly, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon, half a cup of lukewarm water. Beat the batter for 10 or lS min utes, cover the basin with a cloth and allow it to stand for two hours. Just be fore using the batter pour in the wine, in which the apricots ire soaked or one tea spoonful of vanlla and the stiffly beaten whites 'of the two eggs. Dry tho apricots on a cloth and dip in the batter. Fry in boiling fat and serve with a sauce flavored with wine. - Rice Fritters. To a cupful and a half of cold cooked rice add a tablespoonful of sugar, the yolks of two eggs, a cvpfui HlllTlj X Remarkably jaunty is a flannel cos tume in cinnamon brown. A scantily gathered skirt Is finished around the j bottom by lx bias bands of the ma terial, eaoa two Inches wide. These aro stitched one above the other and reach half way to the knee. Narrow flutings of surnh silk are gathered on the outer edges- of the two joined bands at the top and tho two atthe bottom. In simi V of milk and sufficient, flour to mako a thick drop batter. Add a- tcaspoonful of baking powder with the last portion or flour, and lastly fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs. Fry as usual' and serve with maple syrup. Banana Fritters. Remove the skin from four bananas, scrape them and slice into thin round pieces. Sprinkle wjth- a-llttjo powdered sugar and a tablespoonful - of lemon juice, and stand aside while mak ing the batter. Mix and. sift together a cupful of flour, a pinch of salt, one table spoonful of sugar and a rounding table spoonful of baking powder. Beat the yolk of an egg with half a cupful -of-milk, stir gradually into the dry 'ingre dients and lastly fold in the stiffly beaten white of the egg. Add the bananas, drop by the spoonful and fry In deep fat These are especially delicious when served with- currant Jelly sauce. For this sauce boll a cupful of sugar and a third of a cupful of water to a thick syrup. Add one-third of a glass of beaten currant Jelly and boll up well. Take from the Are. add the juice of a lemon, strain through a fine sieve and serve. Jenny Lind Fritters. Mako a batter of two eggs beaten very light, ono cup of milk, one cup of flour, one tcaspoonful of baking powder, and one tcaspoonful of melted butter. Have ready tart apples cut in quarters. If the eggs are large, add more flour. . as the Latter must be quite stiff to cling to the apple. Dust the apples with "sugar, dip in batter and drop in hot fat. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar. . Orange Fritters. Peel two oranges and slice in thin pieces. Dip in a batter made from one cupful of flour, a rounding tca spoonful of butter, a tablespoonful of sugar, a pinch pf salt; the yolk of one egg and half a cupful of milk. Fry In hot fat lar fashion narrow bands of the ma terial are stitched' around the neck ,of the blouse and extend down the front to the waistline. Three ruffle3 of silk emerge one at the end of the other, from the outer edge of the stitched bands, while a much "narrower ruffle trims the Inner edge and partly covers a vest showing a line of small gilt but tons. "Wide bands trimmed with but- and serve with powdered sugar-or the fol-. lowing sauce: Beat the yolks of two eggs with half a cupful of sugar. Add ' the grated rind and Juice of half a lemon, two tablespoonf uls of sherry .or two teaspoon fuls of vanilla, and cook over hot water. Stir vigorously-until itthlckcns and cover with the whites of the egg3 beaten stiff. Serve at once. Corn Fritters. 3tew one. can of corn, strain off the juice and press the kernels through a colander. To this meat add one-half pint of milk, one level tcaspoon ful of salt and a saltspoonfulof pepper. Add the yolks of three eggs and one pint of pastry flour sifted with a rounding tea spoonful of baking powder. Mix thor oughly and fold In the beaten whites of the eggs. Drop by spoonfuls Into ex tremely hot fat and when sufficiently drained serve with maple syrup. Chocolate Fritters. Make the fritters from one cupful of flour, a pinch of salt, a tablespoonful of flour, two eggs and one tablespoonful of melted butter. Fill each fritter with the following mixture: Mix and sift together one-fourth of a cup of flour, half a cup of sugar and a pinch of salt. Add half an ounce of grated chocolate and gradually a cupful of hot milk. Cook over hot water for IS min utes, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Flavor with vanlla. Serve the fritters with the following sauce: Stem and wash In cold water one-fourth of a cupful of Sultanas. Add one-fourth of a cupful each of chopped citron and blanched almonds, one-fourth of a cupful of sugar and a cupful of water. Heat slowly to the boiling point. Add one tea spoonful of cornstarch, dissolved in a lit tle cold water and cook for Ave minutest. Flavor with vanlla and serve hot. Iilve Slillincry. London Chronicle. A woman who was cycling near "Bex hill felt something strike her head, and found that a sparrow. In his flight across the road had Impaled Itself on rfer hatpin, which was protruding about two inches. The bird died from Its injury. tons and edged with fluting3 terminate the thret-quarter sleeves. Separate flannel or poplin blouses in plain colors show many silk quillings and. are worn with plaid suspended skirt, or vice versa, a plaid waist com pletes a one-color suspender costume. The most fetching of these waists have silk or tiny brass buttons setting off stitched bands of the material. A charming example of old rose flannel is laid in pin tucks from bust line nearly to tho waist. Coarse- cream lace forms a V at the neck and over the shoulders, coming down in points on either side cf the middle V. Stitched bands trimmed with a central row of the tiniest round gilt buttons, and fin ished on tho outer edge with a narrow ruffle of flannel, outline each of the lace Vs, and also extend In three lines from top to bottom of- full elbow sleeves. Cream lace fashions tight- Grotesque m Bnc-a-Brac 7V S A reaction from' the delicate Louis i and Mario Antoinette household decorations of last season, the market Is now rampant with a bric-a-brac gro tesque n ess that suggests Alice In Won derland as an inspiration. Perhaps also America's Interest In Japanese successes may account for the craze of copying the decorations peculiar to the little yellow man of the East. And it must be con fessed that the Chinese Influences domi nate In bric-a-brac of this sort, for it is Infinitely more grotesque, almost enter taining in Its ugliness, than the purer and more chaste Japanese patterns. Animals, which, have replaced Jardi nieres and statues In the reception halls and even libraries. Impress the unltlated with the belief that they have soemhow stumbled into tho nursry. They are as terrible and wonderfully - made as the leading characters in Alice's now famous Journeys. Imagine walking into a modern apartment-house- hall to face a lank cat of blue porcelain whose fur is flecked not with irregular spots, but with vivid yellow fleur-de-lis, and whose eyes are a green more startling than any feline eyes which ever glared at you in the midnight watches. Rubber plants, palms, real and artifi cial, have given place to these fantastic creatures ironx the animal world, and a prima favorite with the bachelor man or girl is & huge watchdog plainly suffering from the malady known as "the morning after." His body is a commonplace mere gray and white porcelain, but the hand kerchief which presumably alleviates the after effects of too many cocktails Is a brilliant bandana tied at a most belliger ent angle. A dining-room with a High wainscoting SVltrjJ&ZLJ: fitting cuffs, and a button-trimmed band of flannel conceuls the front opening of the waist. No wardrobe is complete for tho girl In her teens this season unless It con tains a dress-up frock In 'one of the smart plaid silks. Quillings of silk In plain colors adorn these best dresses, and some of them show motifs of silk surrounded by gatherings of white or cream Valenciennes lace. In daintiest, most girlish effect Is a blouse belonging to a silk frock of this sort. Two-Inch boulllones of silk ex tend down either side of the front of the valat to within several Inches of the waistline. They are surrounded by frills of narrow lace and are fastened at the lower edge by a pliid silk co carde lace-trimmed. Short puff sleeves end in similar sill: boulliones, and a tucking of silk brings them over the elbow, where a double frill of lace is held in place by a twist of liberty satin ribbon. This ribbon also forms a scarf about a round neck, surrounded by a flat collar of lace. Another favorite manner of finishing the sleeves is a puff to the elbow and tight-fitting cuffs composed of three bands of the material. Quillings ot plain silk trim th'e upper edge of each band. On ono charming model tho quillings also edge the bands of jewel embroidery which set off the collar and front of the blouse, and a button trlmmcd fold that conceals the open ing. The skirt of this exceedingly pretty bodice shows a wide stripe of the silk Just below the knees. This Is cut In waving lines and edged with quillings. Bands of Jewel embroidery cross the narrowing portions of the silk strlpo lengthwise. KATHERINE ANDERSON. shows what might bo termed a crustacean menagerie. Everything from oysters to starfish, sand crabs to lobsters In vlvid hued porcelain, run around the ledge which tops the wainscoting, and the ef fect Is at least more unique than the reg ulation plate rack with its priceless collec tion of porcelain from many land3. The new steins show realistic owls, a not Inappropriate drinking cup for those with convivial inclinations. Open-mouthed frogs and fishes that can win plaudits from an admiring audience by the way they stand on their tails are among the new designs for vases and matchholders. Impossible dragons In beaten brass and brilliantly colored porcelain form the ba sis for lamps. "With these a distinctly Oriental shade must be used, prcferably the Geisha painted in most fantastic and grotesque designs. A weird hatrack. suitable for a small establishment, shows an ugly Japanese Juggler upholding a writhing snake, tho hooks jutting out from tho folds In the snake's body. Queer East Indian figures that seem to be creeping out of the very wall swing from one hand a night lamp or an electrolier. For early euchre parties, bridge whist, etc, there are no mora-acceptable prizes than the queer animals which have been drawn from every country on the globe, wrought in every possible colored crock ery. Tiny dromedaries, giraffes and even hippopotami have fantastic leering eyes that make them peculiarly fitted for the booby. Saved Times and Trouble. "I understand "White Is lazy?" "Lazy is no name for it. "When wo went on that yachting trip he was too lazy to eat dinner; Just took Jt and threw It overboard to save time and trouble." Houston Post.