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THE SUNDAY' OitlJOOSlAS, PORTLAND, NOVEMBER 10, 1907.
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Some Hints for Winter Furs
Etiquette of Winter Visiting
THK eternal and unsatiable cry for
brown has ralatd the price of
brown furs. All skins that can
bo dyd to hdes of brown have al
most doubled In price, and fur deal
pr are at their wits' end to supply the
- pver-lncreaslnfc demand for browns,
browns and still more browns. Caracul,
which was so much worn last Winter
In inuff and neck sets. Is seen this
year dyed in a soft coppery brown,
and entire coats are made of this skin
within a nominal cOBt. Sealskin is al
most beyond the hope of any one ex
cept the fabulously rich, for the duty
on It Is about 80 per cent, making- the
cost double what It was a few years
Those of you who have old seal
should harbor every Inch of It. The
ekln Is one that can be pieced without
showing, and tiny scraps can be put
to use. An old coat that is beyond re
pairing can be taken to the dyers and
a muff and collar made of the best
parts. ' The tiny scraps that are not
strong enough to put into these arti
cles can be sewed together and ued
for the crown of a brown velvet hat.
This makes a charming set that would
be the eiwy of many women. Sealskin,
combined with lace, dark brown chif
fon and velvet ribbon, is also charm
ing and most effective. It seems to
be the one fur that the home sewer
can manage successfully, short fur in
sealskin Is always the most expensive.
Many coats sold for sealskin with
rather long fur nre in reality only dyed
Many fur garments this season are
trimmed to relieve the stiff look that
some skins give to the figure. Cara
cul and pony skin coats, are ofton
trimmed with Persian braid, which Is
very effective, as it gives Ufa to a
dull colored skin. Gilt braid of a fine
quality is sometimes braided on the
cuffs and about the collar, thus giving
lifo and freshness to a coat that nilRht
be worn In those places. Tiils ar
used u great deal for trimming and
they can be purchased for a small sum
ftt any shop that carries furs. On all
neck pieces talis are seen In reat
numbers, on the muffs, and, indeed, as
trimming on many of the coats?. These
talis that you buy are, of course, made
up from bits of fur. but form very effec
tive trimming and are not . expensive.
Pur is not used as it was for trimming
of dresses. Occasionally you see an even
ing dress edged with some soft brown
fur, but this represents much money, and
unless it happens to he some fur that you
have on hand it is an investment that I
do not recommend. All fur hats will be
worn this Heason and give to a sK't of furs
a rich finish that no other hat possibly
could: then, too, they are generally be
coming, as fur next to the face gives a
warm glow to the skin.
The much advertised Alanka sable fur
Simple Treatment for the Nose
IK young mothers who see deformed
noses on grown children would re
alize the amount of good they could
accomplish with a new baby thus af
flicted there would be fewer girls thus
burdened through life., The nose is so
plastic that in extreme youth it can
be moulded Into perfect shape, and,
frankly, the young mother and nurse
can do this as well as any profes
sional. Even in early adult life It Is
possible for a person to help shape
their nose by proper handling of the
handkerchief and frequent massage. Of
course, deformities that are caused by
blows or falls should be treated at
once by a competent surgeon.
Children should be taught to breathe
through the nose and not through the
mouth. This Is an important feature
of early training and one very often
neglected. All manipulation of- the
nose should be very gentle, as the skin
Is extremely tender. In order to ob
tain good results with massaging the
nose into shape, you should first wash
It well with very hot, not warm, water
and pure, unscented soap. This opens
the pores, and makes the muscles more
susceptible to the treatment. Dry the
nose and apply a Kood supply of cold
cream. Use the forefingers of each
hand on either side of the nose and
work with a rotary motion down. This
tends to reduce the breadth of- the
nose. In extreme cases it is sometimes
well to wear a patented device known
as the "nose clip," which can be pro
cured at almost any first-rate drug
gist's, but care should he taken that
the device does not fit too snugly, as
that Is apt to Impede circulation, a
thing always to be avoided.
Large and distended nostrils are not
always natural, and oftentimes can be
successfully cured at home by pressing
the nostrils in with the two forefin
gers, beginning at the base and work
ing to the tip, always using the rotary
A very common trouble, and one very
difficult to remove, Is a red nose.
Many of my correspondents seem to
be thus burdened. The causes of this
particular disorder are many. It
Is nothing but skunk dyed and treated
with chemicals. This is very practical
fur for hard wear, but it always has an
odor when wet. However, It Is a good fur
for children and for all rough wear. Gray
caracul is also a pretty fur .for children.
A red cloth coat trimmed with a gray
caracul is a decidedly charming coat for a
child, and with muff and Hat to match it
makes a rich Winter outfit.
Women in mourning will find that soft
black lynx Is better than any stiff fur.
This skin Is not cheap and is rather per
ishable, but with care it will last for two
or three seasons. I do not mean that It is
essentially a mourning fur, for It is worn
much by even v-ry young girls, but It Is a
soft and becoming fur, and many of the
short-haired furs In black are stiff and
Choose your furs as you do your clothes,
first, according to your purse, and then
as to their becomlngness to your coloring
and complexion. Few women can suc
cessfully wear chinchilla. A blonde with
much color can wear it, or ft brunette with
rosy cheeks, but it is the exception and
not the rule when It looks well on the
average woman. The fur Is very ex
pensive to begin with and Is very perish
able, turning yellow with a season's wear.
Sable sets are. of course, toe hope
and ambition of many women; certainly It
is the handsomest fur that Is worn, but
almost beyond the purse of the average
woman. Really, mink Is the most satis
factory fur for sets of muff and neck
pieces. If care is given In selecting soft,
very dark skins of mink Its effect 1b al
most equal to sable. Mink wears beauti
fully and is a most becoming fur to both
blondes and brunettes. Mink that has
been worn for years and has lost all its
color will dye beautifully and can be re
made time and time again. One woman
In my acquaintance went through a trunk
last Winter and found an old cloth dol
man that belonged to her mother. It was
lined with mink that was faded to a dead
ly yellow. This she ripped out and took
it to a fur shop, where they dyed It. It
came out beautifully. They made, her
a huge pillow muff, trimmed with such
tails as I mentioned above; a neck pieoe
also trimmed with tails something like
the illustration of today, and gave her a
large square piece which she took- to her
milliner and had made up Into a little
toque, tTimmed with brown ostrich feath
ers. The money she expended was a
small sum compared to what she would
have paid for new furs, and her set was
admired by all who saw it.
Persian lamb will always be worn, but
It is a fur more essentially for older peo
ple or women in mourning. Pony skin Is
still in favor, but it does .not make a
dressy coat. If, however, you live In a
cold climate and feel the need of a fur
coat without having the prioe of finer
furs, pony skin will make you . & warm
and serviceable Jacket for little monejr.
comes from exposure to cold, excesses
in eating and drinking, indigestion and
constipation. Many times it is heredi
tary, and when such Is the direct
cause It Is almost Impossible to con
quer H. Poor circulation is another
means of causing the red nose. Need
less to say that you should look well
into the "why and wherefores" before
attempting any external cures, for
none cases out of ten the trouble is
an Internal one.
The skin of- noses which become red
Is apt to be very delicate, and may be
toughened by the use of water and
cologne, mixed in equal parts. This
application also helps to reduce any
oily or greasy condition that may ex
ist. Remember that massage will
stimulate the vessels and help them to
do their duty, and always work down
ward toward the tip of the nose. A
famous lotion that can be applied to
the noso at night which is said to re
duce redness and enlargement Is made
One drachm of muriate of ammonia,
one-half drachm of tannic acid, two
ounces of glycerine and three ounces
of rosewater. The muriate of am
monia and tannic acid should be dis
solved In the glycerine, the rosewater
If you are troubled with dilated
veins In the nose a very good lotion,
that can be used frequently during the
day, is found below. This lotion can
be used at the same time that the '.
nightly compresses are bound on, using
It during the day. It has been used
with great success by many: Bau de
gulmauve (Mallow's), 200 grammes;
benzoate of soda, 5 grammes; glyce
rine, 20 grammes; alcohol, 10 grammes.
This Is the prescription that is recom
mended by a famous Russian beauty
for dilated veins.
Remember that these outward appli
cations will be of little benefit to you
until you have looked well at the in
ternal causes. Sometimes trouble with
your big toe will cause the veins of
the nose to dilate; so will cold feet,
and It is often .caused by acidity of the
stomach. Drinking hot water in lib- !
eral quantities will relieve the trouble
at times. If you have a throbbing sen
sation in the nose this can be greatly
relieved by taking a teaspoonful of
sulphate of soda In a cup of boiling
water, drunk a half hour or more be
fore breakfast. Take this every morn
ing for a couple of weeks. It is a per
fectly harmless dose and often regu
lates your digestion. And again let me
remind you always bathe the red or
dilated nose in very hot water.
The Stork and the Bear.
Eald the tall, slim Stork to the little "Teddy
As they met In the nurseree,
"You never have to work you never have to
(If you had to slave like me),
And visit the woods and lakes and swamp.
And go hlkin' round nights, in the cold
In Summer and Winter, you'd see
'Another guessed thing than being cud
In an automobile, with a blue-eyed pup
A-saillng round the countree."
Said the little "Teddy Bear" to the tall,
"You needn't get a Kitty-cat fit
'Cause the girls all hug and the children
Me around, and I've "made a hit
And vide in an auto, and the railroad train
From ihe Golden Gate to the Btate of
I'd never be a slim Stork (nit).
And go wadln round in the ebbing tide
A bothering 'bout race suicide
I don't have to, 'cause I'm 'It "
"Well, perhaps you are," said the tall, slim
And his beak went 'Click, click, click "
"I can fly as fast as a railroad train, '
And I never have 'no kick'
A-comin', I never have to beg.
I kin stand all day on Just one leg
And do It clean aadslick
As most folks can on four, no douht.
So don't git gay you better look -out
For Teddy's Great Big Stick."
VEILS FOR BAD
D4ME FASHION has said we must
have no hips this season. Another
mandate that she has sent fortli is
that all well-dressed women must wear
a veil with all street costumes. The
latter order seems to have been grace
fully accepted by the cringing public,
for rarely is a woman seen on the
street this season without a veil of
some sort or description. We who live
In big cities have a large assortment
to choose from; those of us who are
favored with gold and sheckels can
satisfy our every want and have a veil
for each and every costume; but the
woman who lives out of town, with a
small purse, must manage with fewer
veils and less conspicuous styles.
These popular face coverings are
made mostly of two materials chiffon
and net. As both of these materials
are to be purchased by the yard in
any department store, the making- of
veils at home is easily accomplished
and at a great saving of money. Brown
Is by far the most becoming and most
popular color for all-round service.
Brown net veils, made up, cost from
$2 to 15 each at the stores. The clever,
girl can save at least one-half of this
amount by buying brown "ring-dot"
net at the lace counter and making the
veil at home. The long sweeping veils
worn so much last Summer are past
and gone. Today the longest veil In
demand is a yard and a half. The ends
no longer flow in the winds, making an
ungainly sweep of chiffon flying after'
us. They are snugly tucked up under
the back rim of the hat and pinned
tightly on the back of the hair by
means of a fine hairpin or fancy veil
pin, but remember, no long streamers
at the back.
Whatever the color of your new
Winter hat, match it in chiffon or chif
fon cloth of thin quality. If the hat
Is very large you will need a yard and
a half. To be made In' fashionable
style this goods should be edged all
around with some contrasting fabric,
but of the same color. By that I mean
edge the chiffon with three rows of
tiny brown velvet ribbon or brown silk
lace or insertion with irregular edge.
Or if you wish it perfectly plain, then
hemstitch it all around or feather
stitch it with brown floss. You cannot
buy brown edgings or insertion, but
you can dye white lace to any desired
shade by the investment of 10 cents in
any 'reliable dye. These chiffons and
nets come in every conceivable shade,
and any hat or plume can be matched
Nets that are double width should be
cut in half for ordinary sized hats.
Put the other half away until the
part you are wearing is soiled and
mussed, then take out the fresh one,
and. you will have pretty veils all
Veils are not worn in the evening
except for the purpose of keeping your
- W -'hi flsw
WITH LACK, CHIFFON AXD VELVET RIBBOX.
hair in order going to and coming from
a certain objective point. If you wear
a veil In going- to the theater, reception
or other place of amusement you must
take it off entirely when you arrive,
and it Is always better not to wear
them at all after dark unless absolute
ly necessary as a protection against
wind and bad weather.
The woman in mourning who is not
wearing crepe will flmKthat a perfect
ly plain hemstitched chiffon veil Is her
best choice. A veil for this purpose
must have no dots and fancy, nets are
not permissible. MARY DKAN.
A Parable hi Trousers. .
ymond Hitchcock, of "The Yankee
Tourist," has a colored factotum, vho
for some time bad fastened envious
eyes on a particular pair of check
trousers belonsing to the comedian.
"Sam," said Mr. Hitchcock, the other
day, "I want you to take these trousers
and clean this spot off."
"Vassali, I get It right off."
The old nigger came back In a few
minutes and said:
"Boss, dat sure is a troublesome
spot, I can't get it oft nohow."
"See here, Sam, did you try soap
"Yessah, but 'taln't no 'count."
"Did you try petrol?"
"Yessah, 'deed I did."
"Did you try ammonia?"
"No, sir; 1 ain't tried 'em on me ylt,
but I know dey fits."
I have often heard country folk, resi
dents of small towns and cities, con
demn city relatives for being inhos
pitable; but, on the other hand. I have
known city folk to actually deny
themselves to keep open house for
country relatives and friends who
could buy them out a dozen times over.
Living In the city doesn't always mean
that the well of spending money never
runs dry. When you are being enter
tained In town Just watch the dimes
spent for carfares, for soda here and
tea and muffins there, for admission
to museums and galleries and theaters
and you will understand why you
owe a particularly heavy debt to Cou
Sommerville (Mass.) Journal.
lAfe doesn't seem the same to ua
Since Freda went away.
We talk about It every ni&ht.
And also every day.
The kitchen seems a cheerless place;
"We hate to turn the knoh
And look into that lonesome waste.
Since Freda yoomped her yob.
We miss Freda dreadfully.
In fact for her w ;lne.
Her EnKlish was distressing, but
Her breakfast rolls were fine.
And now we sit and think ot her, .
And in our throats a sob
Of sorrow rises-at the thought
That Freda yoomped her yob.
She won't come back. She's married now.
She thinks she's better off. l
Perhaps she is at HQ;- rate
It does no good to scoff.
But every time we think of her
Our sad hearts give a throb.
It makes a difference in our house
tiince Freda yoomied her yob.
SOMETHING NEW! Something new"
is the eternal cry of the housekeeper.
" Truly, every woman who keeps
house must tire of preparing or even
ordering, the same old things. Some very
famous old Creole recipes that have come
direct from old families may answer this
cry. Surely the Southerners live well If
nothing else, and these recipes are de
licious from the old test, "the proof of
the pudding is in the eating."
Canned fish of all kinds, if the best
brands are purchased, help to change
the menu during the cold winter days,
and the recipe for Shrimp Fricassee that
follows will make a very appetizing dish
when old recipes have grown stale:
Shrimp Fricassee Put a teaspoonful of
lard in a saucepan; when it is hot stir in
one spoonful of flour; stir over the Are
until the flour Is a rich brown; then add
one onion chopped fine, and when that
has fried a little (but before it browns)
add two tablespoonfuls of tomatoes. Let
it stew a little with the saucepan covered
on a slow Are: then when the tomatoes
have melted r down add two cups of hot
water, season to taste with salt, pepper
and cayenne. Let it stand a few minutes
before dinner, then put in the shrimps,
one or two cans, according to the number
of guests. The shrimps will break if put
In too early.
Rice Is such a substantial and healthy
vegetable, and yet when served Just plain
boiled the men in the family generally
say, "No, thank you." Some time try
the following for a change and see what
they will say: - 1
Creole Rice Wash one-half cup ot rice
and cook in double boiler until tender.
Lay two good-sized pieces of bacon Into
a hot frying-pan and cook to a crisp, but
do not burn. Add to these drippings half
an onion sliced tine, and brown, then add
half a cup f tomatoes and the rice, sea
son with cayenne pepper and salt and
stew together until it has all blended.
A very popular dish of beef, known in
the South as "Griades," is an appetizing
dish that is easily prepared as follows:
Griades Take two pounds of beef (the
bottom round, it possible), slice thin, trim
off all the fat and cut in pieces about the
size of the Inside of your hand. Put one
spoonful of lard in a saucepan. When the
lard is hot drop your meat, which must
be first properly washed, in the hot lard,
add a little salt, black pepper and cay
enne; cover the saucepan and let the
meat stew, or rather boil, for the "Juice
of the meat will boil out; stir occasionally
and let all the juice of the meat boil out;
when it begins to get dry stir it till it
browns. When it is of a nice brown
color sprinkle in the saucepan about one
teaspoonful of- flour: when that is brown
move it off the hot fire so that it will not
burn and add three or four good-sized
onions sliced, and three or four large,
tablespoonfuls of tomatoes. Let it all
smother with the cover on the saucepan,
stirring once In a while, till the onions
and tomatoes are all melted to a rich
gravy, then add two teaspoonfuls of boil
ing water apd season to taste and let It
boll about one hour more.
ITH the keen Fall days come
recollections of kindly Invita
tions to "Come up to town this
Winter and visit me, dear."
Cousin Janet, who lives In the big
city, spent several weeks during dog
days with Cousin Myra, who lives in"
the pretty country village or on the
farm. The old neighbors and friends
came to call upon her. a few picnics,
a supper party or two, driving, fish
ing these formed all the entertain
ment necessary. It was hot weather,
and she was Just glad to rest In the
cool, comforting country life.
. But when Cousin Myra goes to town
all this will be changed. In the city
there will be theaters. Cousin Janet's
social season will be at its flood, mu
seums, art galleries, club meetings
all these will form part of the city en
tertainment,- to say nothing of the
Joys of shopping. So let her think well
before she throws herself Into this
vortex of sightseeing, for Cousin Ja
net of the city house must arrange for
her care and guidance.
Do not, dear Cousin Myra. write to
your city relatives: "Have decided to
run up to town for a few days, maybe
a week or 10 days. If John can spare
me. Will arrive on the 6:15 train Tues
day. Please meet me."
Suppose Cousin Janet has been called
to another city to a wedding? Sup
pose she has a dinner engagement for
7 o'clock .Tuesday and you are to ar
rive on the 6:15! Ill feeling will sure
ly follow your precipitous action: yet
Cousin Janet would not hurt your feel
ings tf she could avoid It.
Be considerate of your hostess in the
city and you will be all the more wel
come as a guest. Write to her thus:
"Recalling your kind invitation to visit
you this Winter, I am writing to ask
you how soon it will be convenient for
you to have me come. Personally, It
would suit me best to leave here about
the 20th for a week's stay. Let me
hear whether this will suit you."
And then If Cousin Janet writes back
that she would prefer to have you come
on the 26th, instead of the 20th, suit
your plans to hers or stay home.' The
hostess has some rights, you know.
Now, when she has settled the date
of your coming, notify lier just when
to expect you, the hour of the train's
arrival and the depot at which you
Once within Cousin Janet's city
home, try to confirm to her ways of
living. If you are accustomed to rising
at 6 on the farm, and Cousin Janet's
family does not breakfast until 8, do
not denounce their luxurious habits
and wonder aloud how you can wait
that long for breakfast. K-eep in your
room some magazines or books and
fruit and crackers, so that if you can
not train yourself to stay In bed
(though, really, the rest does the aver
age Cousin Myra much good) you will
have something with which to pass the
time and stay your appetite until
If your hostess and her daughters
dress In neat shirt-waist suits for
breakfast, do not come down to break
fast in a loose wrapper or kimono. I
have known hostesses, especially when
other guests were present, to be heart
ily ashamed of relatives who did not
take pains to dress for berakfast.
If you have other friends in the city
whom you desire to see, drop them a
line stating where you are visiting and
they will call. They will ask for you
and your hostess, even if they do not.
know Cousin Janet, and they will ask
Cousin Janet to come with you when
you return their call. But, I beg of
you, do not write and ask some old
time friend who is not on friendly
terms with Cousin Janet to come there
and call upon you. If you know there
Is ill feeling between your hostess and
the old school friend you wish to see,
write tQ the latter and inform her that
you are in town and would like to call
on her If she Is in the city also. She
will take the hint, set a day for you
to call, perhaps Invite you to lunch' or
dine with her, and If you wish to re
turn her hospitality you can entertain
her at luncheon downtown or at a
matinee or concert.
You must not feel theat Just because
you are a guest In Cousin Janet's home
you must be tied to her apron strings.
She will he delighted to find that you
are willing to go about by yourself oc
casionally, and you will do well to
study the lay of streets, so that you
can make shopping and sightseeing
trips alone. I know of a wornan who
spent nearly three months with city
friends and never left the house with
out the escort of some member of the
household. When she finally went
home the entire family was exhausted.
If Cousin Janet receives an Invita
tion for an elaborate function and you
are included in the Invitation as her
out-of-town guest do not feel that you
must go or Cousin Janet must remain
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at home. If you have not the necessary
evening gown and you feel that the
affair would be a bore rather than a
pleasure; Immediately suggest some
plan for your amusement that evening,
and let Cousin Janet accept the invita
tion, which is probably one that she
has coveted. Do nut say with an air
of martyrdom, "Of course, you must
go. Janet. I wouldn't stand in your
way: but it is no place for poor rela
tions. 1 can stay at home and read."
Much better to suggest a little even
ing at a theater with some younger
member of the family who is not in
cluded in the invitation for the great
event. You will be happier and so
will Cousin Janet. Right down In your
heart you do not want to make her
lose the pleasure.
X u ns to Cive the Funds,
Picturesque Nauvoo, formerly the Mor
mon stronghold In this state, is soon to
have an electric railway. The capital U
'furnished by the sisters of St. Mary's
Academy of that place and It is planned
to build an Interurban line from Carth
age through Nauvoo to Fort Madison, la.
For years Nauvoo has been hedged about
with railroads which were so near thai
the whistles could be plainly heard, but
hitherto the town itself has been without
communication by rail. The Santa Fe,
several branches of the Chicago. Burling
ton & Quincy, the Wabash, the T. P. &
W.. and the Rock Island all are within
a few miles of Nauvoo, and its citizen
have been forced to drive to a railway
or cross the Mississippi, which is a
dangerous trip in Winter.
During the heyday of the Latter Day
Saints)' occupation Nauvoo had a popu
lation of between 15.000 and 20.000. To
day only a few hundred people live there
although it is still laid out with the blocks
of the once large city intact. The. Mor
mons had to leave hurriedly and posses
sion was then taken by a colony of
French. There are now also a number of
German families. They are a thrifty lot
and are devoted to the Roman Catholic
The visitor today, as he enters the
town, cannot help but think that he is In
some old French town, lor as one stands
at the .top of the hill and looks' down
toward the river a mile away, standing
there in Autumn, during the seusou when
the grapes are being picked, he hears the
Angelus ring. As the bell sounds the
workers pause In their toll and with
bowed heads they listen and pray. The
spot can still he found where the Mor
mons erected their temple in the center
of the big bend; it was a mile north, a
mile west and a mile south of the river.
The temple Itself was a beautiful and
Imposing structure of white limestone,
but was destroyed when the saints evac
uated. It is claimed, however, that it
is the Intention of the Mormon yhurch
to return and rebuild Nauvoo, making it
as large as Salt Lake City is today.
When a irl Is Around.
New York Times.
When a girl is around and is watching of
It is wonderful all of the things you can
You can run twice as fant and can jump
twice as high. ,
You can turn a neat handspring and never
You can hop. skip and Jump, and you're
To take any kind of a dare that is made;
You can hang by ' your toes 20 feet from
On the limb of a tree when a girl is
When a girl is around and you're sure thai,
You can do your best tricks on the swing
You can Jump a high fence with the grace
And hang by your toes from the ropes of
When It's gLing It" best what if you get a
You say that it really don't hurt you at all.
If It makes you see stars and you're up
with a bound
And a smile on your face when a girl la
When a girl is around oh, the heroes ws
Who can leap twice- as high, who can Jump
twice as far.
Who can cut up such antic as never before.
Who can conquer all worlds and then Iook
out for more;
From sloughs of dead level as giants we
To prove all our might and our prowess
And we reach dizzy heights at a leap and a
As the lad at his play when a girl is
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