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NEW YORK, Dec 20. The blessed
giving time is at hand again the time
when each woman and child, to say
nothing of the poor man caught in the
whirl, goes on daily shopping tours, with
a neat list of those to be remembered
tucked in a glove or portemonnaie. Nat
urally, with every Individual bent on the
same object, that of filling a Christmas
list, the shops are horribly crowded, and
it is absolutely necessary to know what
one wants to get for each person in
order to do any sort of judicious pur
chasing or to get much accomplished in
a limited time.
The question, what to get for one's
various relatives and friends, Bhould be
answered before starting out if you
would save both time and worry. There
are so many lovely things to be had this
year that gift buying should be a posi
tive Joy. Let me mention just a few of
the beautiful objects suitable for gifts
that I have run across recently.
Of course one has to be carefuL It
will not do to send a stunning smoking
jacket to the relative who does not
smoke. In nine cases out of ten such a
man is a crank about health and a de
votee of his tub. Get for him, instead,
one of those wide-striped or Persian ef
fect bath robes of finest Imported downy
material and trimmed with thick satin
in the same color, with a heavy silken
rope for girdle. These In choice impor
tations can be had for from forty to
eighty dollars, and are worth it Some
men regard It as extra smart to have a
big monogram embroidered above the
cuff -of the left sleeve, but this is a
matter of taste.
Everything seems to be monogramed
this year stationery, boudoir furnish
ings and lingerie of all sorts. Few things
are more acceptable to the young sister
from a big brother than a graduated set
of monogram designs and dies for her
various needs, since they run into pocket-money
at a terrible rate, ten dollars
being the price for a good three-letter
die, and one needs so many sizes. The
big one worn on the Vassar girl's shirt
waist bosom is entirely too elaborate for
the corset cover or chemise, while the
kerchiefs (made to order, of course) re
quire still another style, as do the stock
ings. Stationery is delicately mono
gramed, and the newest envelopes are
very long and slim, with a flap extend
ing their entire length. White or gray
white are the only two smart shades.
The comic papers have made so much
fun of the things women buy for men
at Christmas that these gifts naturally
cause the most anxiety. Besides, so few
men have the tact to say always: "This
Is exactly what I wanted," which is one
of the charming traits of most women.
Handsome really handsome umbrel
las, are invariably acceptable, for these
articles have an absurd way of disap
pearing, and men rarely have so many
as not to welcome another. A new style
shows a natural wood handle of ample
size, in which is a smoothly embedded
silver monogram. Such a handle Is
simple and elegant. The umbrellas cost
about twenty dollars.
.Small Jewels Inset In all-over patterns
on cigarette and card cases are new and
effective. A small gold match box, with
diamonds and sapphires set in an Ir
regular device, was bought for a newly
married man by his bride.
A carefully selected seal ,for a fob Is
another good choice. Have the gold old
yellow ahd the letters deeply engraved.
I believe those of heavy gold have super
seded entirely the suspended amethyst
or topaz of former days. The fob Itself
Is often of gold also, but many prefer
the black ribbon, which is such good
form, to the more recent Innovation.
Pearl studs and the latest shirts call
for three make a handsome and costly
gift. These should be set in chains of
gold, and not entirely free. The chained
are much prettier, and, besides, the Jew
els are protected.
Girls give great big beer steins to
their boy friends for their rooms at
college. One girl bought four beauties
in Germany this summer for this pur-
TO WED THE CHINESE MINISTER
HEIR TO RUSSIA'S THRONE
On account of the failure of the czarina ,
heir, the Russian throne will go to Grand
the demise of Its present incumbent. Recec
be a very sick man have been subsequent
interest centers in the personality of the
czar of all the Russlas.
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This dainty little Chinese lady will rule over the Chinese embassy at
Washington when she marries Liang Chen Tung, the new Chinese minister.
She is Miss Yu, daughter of the Chinese minister to Paris. She has lived
for several years in Paris and Is thoroughly Parisian In her ways..
' pose. Flasks In silver or leather "silver
mounted are also admired and welcomed
by those who use them. A big-bodied "
lamp with a geisha shade for the den
of a bachelor relative is an excellent
For girls there are millions of things.
One should never be at a loss as to
what to get for a young woman. The
query generally is: "Which one of these
lovely things shall I decide upon?"
Of course, if It is the case of a young
man who does not know the girl well,
he will have to follow the advice given
in one of last summer's operas, and
"Just send her a beautiful bouquet."
But when It comes to one girl giving
to another, or a relative to a debutante,
there Is an unlimited chance for selec
tion. All girls love bon bons and fruit, flow
ers and books, but it makes them furious
to get these from .Intimate friends.
Enough of these invariably arrive from
acquaintances, and a girl will simply
dote on a brother who gives her opera
glasses, an exquisite neck chain or a
superb fan. A schoolgirl of from six
teen to eighteen likes nothing better
than a jeweled lorgnette to go with her
long frocks. A gold powder box Is most
acceptable, and can be' made as hand
some as one's purse will permit.
Cases for the dainty and delicate
stocks so much In vogue are good pres
ents from younger girls to older ones,
as are kerchiefs, gloves, slippers and
perfumes. Never, however, send the last
unless you know the exact kind used by
the person to be favored. Nothing Is
A Fifth avenue husband has ordered
for his wife a superb set of sables, a stole
reaching nearly to her feet and a big,
beautiful muff of the choicest skins.
Another woman of social distinction
good grounds for expecting a three-
aents for the hair are very pretty
but not particularly original.
foliage, somewhat orna-
lgles, take the lead. A
a wreath of mornlng-
. with tiny sparkling
private dance last
snt West Point
girl, of blonde
knsatlon by the
turquoise, entwined In her fluffy hair.
Another girl had a large crimson poppy
over each ear, the two united by a On
Barry plaited ribbon of the same color.
Pond lilies were also in evidence.
With their trembling yellow stamens
they were most effective on dark hair
and with a white costume. They showed
a little foliage green in the embroidered
trimming. Annunciation lilies havea
slight vogue also, but they are top large
to be popular. Wreaths are wopi, but
not so commonly as when "Captain
Jinks" was on the boards and they were
a fad with young girls. Ivy is the favor
ite foliage for these, and the smaller the
leaf the better. Laurel and oak can be
had, but the demand for these is not,
One rose, sprinkled with rhinestones.
Is suitable for evening home wear, or
for the opera with a simple gown. The
flower must be tucked over the left ear.
If the hair is worn low, and If not, to
the left of the front knot never ex
actly in the middle.
Jet ornaments come for the elderly,
and are exquisite in one open flower,
say a lily, one bud and a leaf. The
Christmas girl, the same one who be
comes so enthusiastic at the New Haven .
races and at football games, will weaf
holly berries in the midst of frosted
green leaves and loops of narrow crim
son velvet ribbon during the evening
festivities of Yule-tide.
A very acceptable Christmas present
for a debutante sister or friend is a
pearl Juliette cap for the hair. These
will be in s.tyle all- winter. They are
composed of netted pearls, and are very
expensive if well made. Other Jewels
are sometimes used in this way, tur
quoises being rather effective.
One thing must be borne in mind in
regard to these little toilet accessories.
The ornaments In hair and corsage must
both match the trimming or some color
of the gown. Lady Modish, In Town
A waiter who bad been an old sailor,
watched as long as he could bear it while
his master tried to draw the stuffing
through the side of a bird. "Further
aft, sir," he ventured, in an embarrassing
whisper; "further aft!" Youth's Companion.
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