Mansfield News, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1910, Mansfield, Ohio
The Small Conventions of Dress 'Decollete Gowns For Day' time Wear Are Very Popular This Season H AS the importance of being In earnest about the small con- ventions of dress ever oc- curred to you? Probably not, but, as a matter of fact, a successful toilet all depends upon the way in which these little conventions are han- dled. Take, for example, the low cut dress neck. I mean the low effect that Is permitted for daytime wear. Of course this season smart women and girls are not going about the streets courting all kinds of lung trouble by baring their throats to the cold blasts as they did last winter. But for house affairs, such as "afternom teas, bridge parties, receptions and the matinee. Dame Fashion favors the frock that Is cut out below the collar bone, five inches deep front and back. These pretty round cuts are charming if the throats they surround are plump and white and the correct amount of neck Is exposed. It Is just hero that my contention anv.nt the small conventions of dress gets an inning, for some women will abuse the privilege accorded them of this semidecollete by appearing at aft- ernoon functions in gowns cut low enough to be worn at an English court drawing room presentation. A woman far over the danger line of forty was 1 seen recently at a symphony concert in such a costume, and the expanse of scrawny neck was anything save love- ly. No. this attractive fashion Is not confined to the woman with rounded curvi-s. Girls vv ith thin necks, dowagers with thick 'ones, alike leave off their collars. The ever velvet band -filth its Jeweled clasps is worn to bide a phypical defect It holds in the ficsh or gives- curves to the bones and is altogether a very saving grace. It Is an acknowledged fact abroad that American -ssomcn have good taste In dressing-, yet if the truth be ad- mitted one sees instances on every side where it is sadly lacking-. Good taste Is something like charm In a story, a trifle hard to dcHnc, but we recognize it once when it is present; its ab- sence palls and sickens us. In dressing good taste holds a position similar to that in other arts. In entertaining there arc the so called "canons of good taste" that make ill bred actions im- possible to the cultured classes. In dressing there are hall marks that distinguish and earmarks that con- demn No'v one of the latest earmarks of chic dressing is to make a striking contrast between a gown and the muff and turban that go with it A black broadcloth suit, for instance, is con- sidered very stunning if a geranium ted velvet turban of the enveloping sort edged with dark fur and a muff of the same color and material accom- pany it The brilliant coloring of the turban is toned clov n with a cabochon of of this kind worn on a cold day Is a very Inspiring- night, for tho constant wearing of Bomber colors this season has been a strain on the nerves. It is strange how velvet muffs have caught on this winter. They are Just as fashionable as those made of fur. As a mode they began last year, when they were carried out In chiffon cloth and fur or moussellne and marabou. Now no transparent fabric is r.sed. It must be velvet or meteor satin to give the desired rich effect. The rage of the hour In all parts of tho costume is for velvet, aud it is rather interesting to note that bro- caded velvets arc as popular for after- wor'-ed, but don't do It unless you are noon Wear as arc brocaded sutlns for quite sure such assistance will not bo evening. In tact, It is a season of ultra resented. Perhaps this same woman Is rich materials which might well be working hard to drown some grief or described as "matronly." And clever are the moat delightfully "young" evening frocks are composed of brocades rich enough to stand alone. And In connection with her doctor i.iay have prescribed house- work >or she may bo oversensitive and prefer being overworked to having her friends know how burdened she Is. There are many ways In -vhich the evening costumes I recently met with wollwishcr may offend unknowingly, a charming ball gown In the guise of and here arc a few of thom: brilliant blue, silk veiled with bright By Insisting upon packing a friend's brown ninon worked with dull brown. I trunk. blue and bronze paillettes In oval shape, I By forcing a poorer friend Into ob- the tunic bordered with the thick che- llgatlons which she does not feel she nille edging. can accept. Kindness to the "poor and Though silhouettes are kept clc.ir proud" must never be pressed with ln- and long lines are still favored, thfre discretion. is a mass of detail which reveals itself i By running upstairs in a friend's upon a close examination of the smurt- I house unbidden. You think give her est evening gowns. It Is certain that' a. pleasant surprise, but there are few frills of lace are creeping back. A j friendships that can stand the strain beautiful model shows a fichu of three of such officious Intimacy, kinds of fine, medium and j By being overwatchful of the Invalid all the same tint, combined friend. There is no kindness that Is with the softest chiffon to make a more resented than the coddling which lovely corsage drapery. The skirt has a certain type of woman gives to every three flounces of exactly the same ma- terials arranged In like order, and a deep belt of rose velvet tones perfectly with the yellowish chiffon and laces. Three damask roses in different shades of pink are charming points in the col- or scheme Talking of evening frocks reminds me of a coiffure worn at a holiday dance In mop hair pushed up high one she thinks is not strong. By pushing unduly the girl you like into popularity. Not onlv Is such kind- ness embarrassing to the girl, but it gives her the idea that jou think she has not charm enough to hold her own unassisted. By being too assiduous In attentions Most of us like a breathing space even in kindness. To have sume one con- over a frame crown and away from stanlly on the -natch to see that we the neck. The forehead was almost are not neglected Is almost more Ir- concealed beneath a mass Of fluffy ritating than to be left to shift for fringe "Wide coils of hair were -wrap- j oneself. ped about the head above the bandeau, j Xover to know what favor is to be and in the center of the "mop" to give thrust upon us next is a persistent more height there was a cluster of curls, sort of kindness that is as exasperat- This was ornate hairdressing- with a j ing as it is officious, vengeance and only goes to show that it Is difficult to establish simplicity- I neglected entirely to say that the ban- deau was most original and one of the newest of bandeau heavy cloth of silver ribbon beaded with oriental) stones caught with a cabochon of the Oilcloth should never be washed ribbon. CATHERINE TALBOT. i !t be _________________ _ i over with water to which a little j starch (made with boiling water) has g% __ been added. When the oilcloth Is get- WOOICIV. I ting the worse for wear put a little glue In a quart of boiling water and rub all over the surface. This must not be walked upon until quite diy. For the Household. Well Meaning Friends Who Much Trouble. Cause QJO1IE people get on your nerves ter- ribly, though you have a guilty conscience for such a feeling. The THREE PIECE FUR SET. Three piece fur sets seem to gain rather than lose their popularity. Indeed. t> fur trims everything this year In the dress world. It edges the top of smart walking boots and weights tl.e skirts of net and lace ball gowns. The fur set seen In the cut is ot Pointed fox, the little fuzzy white Hecks which distinguish be showing up well In the high lights. The stole Is In one of the newest 1 conscience tor sucn a reeling. u.nei uei- -UO-.H_ greatest sinner In this direction is shape. Tilth tails thought. Of course there are very few center of the back. blue is the man or woman who forces kindness Yuioc "V" -VCV .l.c" material the puffed crown of the turban. A band of the pointed fa upon you i the brim. Nestling at one side of the turban Is a single white gardenia. upon you i jf the are sewea together and the Never do we cry "Save us from our h s ferventlv than when 1 flew of j more fervently than when a friend Is doing us a favor that we do A QUAINT EVENING FROCK. not want Kindness under such con- ditions is often more annoying than neglect. These well meaning officious people sheets, by reason of their softness com- The picturesqtte girl can look her prettiest this winter and still bf> smart are all too common corded black vtlvet placed at the left and up to date. Fashion favors the quaint evening gown made along the lines to ithers is their long suit, and they front of tho swirls of velvet The of frocks worn in colonial times The model Illustrated was designed for a play it incessantly, no matter how muff is a rather shapeless and bulging debutante of the season. The materials are plain and embroidered white they bore. mass of velvet built on wide, long, tube chiffon. The-skirt is-partieularly-old timey with-tts deep-basd-of tucks and Do not get in the habit of being a lines that are soft and unstuffed. The insertion. The upper part is of white chiffon embroidered daintily In pale, benefactor unless you are sure help is blned with their substantial weave, j make excellent polishing cloths and good undercovers for Ironing boards. Old sheets make good wardrobe bags. 161 eooemess i Cut up jnto scvcral thcy are! clothes a Girl Will Need For a Three The Popular Week End Visit. handy to place on pillows over the tick- ing: "Save your f, breath to cool your ends are gathered and trimmed with green and pink motifs. The same kind of embroidered chiffon makes the cap wanted. Otherwise you, lay yourself i broth" Js a saying which cannot better _ .._.__. of open to snubs. You may want to go be applied than to women engaged at bands of fur, with a dash of fur tails sleeves and the v inset in the bodice, which is surpliced in effect, tucked away in the center. A costume tulle soften the decollete neck- In and help your neighbor who is hard a tea table in little tattle and scandal. A Successful Woman Playwright been able to and by sending the family out to dinner a couple of nights a week the one maid was recon- ciled to the inconvenience of having i her spend her mornings in her room, while the head of the house gladly I HARRIET FORD, the clever brought up her breakfast tray. At the j playwright, icgan her professional end of a year she was a new woman. I career as an actress and was well on Tlvre had been no interregnum in the j the u-ay to fame when the lure of the household, she had not been obliged to j drove her into the writing rather worry as to how things were getting i than the acting of dramas. 1 on in her absence, and the cost had I One of her most successful adapte- been vastly less than that of a sanl- tlor.s is "The Gentleman of France." tariurn. TOILET TIPS. To get the full value of cold cream it must be let dry on the face. It takes time for the skin to absorb it NEW BOX FOR POSTCARDS. Days' Trip. TT has become an established habit hostesses raho have at- tractive large homes to Invite guests to spend a week end with them. The custom, like many of our most delight- ful social functions, is an English one become thoroughly steamer affair will answer every pur- pose. Her jewels she will carry In her dressing case. When slippers, gloves and the other little things of the toilet are added the trunk Is ready to strapped and expressed. The hostess tells In her note of In- vitation the train the guest Is expected by. This she must surely take, and her departure must be equally pune- AUloua- that now has Americanized. It Is only natural, then, that with many girls week end visits have be- TTith the present fad for pastcarua j come a habit, particularly the bright, there comes the demand for receptacles clever ones who are jolly and ready wherein they may be kept This means for any kind of or amusement that either a box where you are sure to find may happen to be on hand. But with The thoughtful guest will take to her hostess as large a bunch of flowers M she can afford, remembering her vorite kind, or else a box of candy. The latter Is especially acceptable if there are children In the family. Fall- ing both, a new and interesting book would be appropriate. NEW EGG GLASSES. Those who prefer not to eat their morning eggs out of the shell are tak- morning eggs one 01 me sr.en ar the one especially wanted clear down some girls such a visit Is an event, and ht ,n the llandsonie new to the bottom of the pile or a rack they anxiously begin to w onder what crvstal -ee hoi-ip-. These where they soon accumulate a coat of they will need In the way of clothes I ana cee nolders- Tljese dust and grime that makes a peaceful the instant after thfv have decided to landscape look as much like a gloomy accept the Invitation. cave Interior as anything else. As to what a girl must take with her tn the shape of wineglasses, the stem and openwork bowl being of silver and the Inside tumbler of thin, fine glass. Somebody has planned a box in a j beyond two becoming evening dresses 6 These arc consldered quite smart to rk harmonize where a room three if Friday begins the and as wedding presents. They are dark is furnished in mission style, and there 1 her negligee and lingerie depends en- are movable compartments Inside.' tirely upon the program her hostess Is This helps to keep the cards separated, likely to make. If a "horsy" colony is I and each smafl slide may be numbered or lettered, with the cards the same; her destination slip will need her riding habit, and If is likely to be In- iiiv Jtvi Li.tv-; an.iit i-w ti W it. i K f 1 cfcfcti.tva, SiA.llief UU.UIL, wv. In massaging wrinkles use the tips of RN'TEEES In dainty patty shells are ley. Fry five minutes, being carcrui then all one has flo ig rcmember jn Ehe will not forget her short ..ie fingers and thumb, always working I very attractive little dishes both not to burn. Add cornstarch, and when Uje and flnd the wished suit Besides the accessories In across the line. Never follow the lines to the eye and to the palate. The fol- well mixed stir It Into the tomatoes. card Aioums are very much reduced the way of linen for these two suits also admirable to give to an invalid or the leisurely woman who always 'has her bieakfast in her room. A PIN SHOWER. If you are Invited to a "pin shower" in honor of some bride to be, don't thlnfe lowing recipes all call into service for Let It simmer ten minutes. Add more jn prjce are convenient if one i she will take two or three of her best I it means a paper of pins alone. Think i of the crease. i i For the baggy appearance under the their successful serving the use of salt and pepper ;f needed. i eyes rub gently with the tips of tho I flakv holders of piecrust; j fingers dipped in alcohol. Afterward j tj j massage in the same way with the cold OYSTERS IN PATTY SHELLS. I The oysters are put In to simmer in serve with toasted crackers. X K MEAT SOUFFLE SERVED SHELLS. form. i For falling hair try I scalp nightly with a three drama o! of four i.iss HARRIET FORD. CO-AUTHOR OF "THE FOURTH ESTATE." which had a wonderful run in New city several years ago with Kyrle Bel'.pw as the star. In collaboration with Mr. Joseph Patterson. Miss Ford has re- centlv turned out another hit of the The Fourth Estate" a stirring of the Inside working of T newspaper office of thc "yellow" va- ounces c of tincture A pallid skin Indicates an anaemic condition ot the blood, the lack of the red corpuscles. A good iron tonic is a necessity to improve such a complex- Ion Bushy, irregular eyebrows should be brushed lightly with a camel's hair brush dipped in olive oil. The same treatment is good for stiff and harsh eyebrows and is said to make them grow. THE HOME REST CURE. voman who fonnd herself breaking concluded that instead of coins: for a would take thc at lyimc. The general public. :i has no nercy upon the invalid can sliint! on her feet, had the r'ally was ill impressed Its mind It learned Jhat she In bed every day and Trent In txv_ chickcne "orders" as further r-rc'if "be plfa'.ns result A v.- cure who HOW TO EAT PINEAPPLES. ns a nilc. do not know to eat pineapples. They should never bo sliced. That treatment re- leases thp Juice from the pulp and i leaves the meat dry and woody and 1 tasteless In Cuba, where they know lo oat the fruit, they never peel a They take a ripe fruit and cut off the top and bottom: then split thc fruit lengthwise, then quarter H and split the quarters. This Rives eight slices, vrhich are then eaten from the hand -as one would eat a water- melon. Following Ihis method you all the JnJcc and car make s tidy job of It, and you wil> fi-ia it better than IT sliced.' sauce or use just enough of the ov-ster liquor blended flour and butter to make a smooth f dressing. Flavor with a -pinch Have the shells hot and serving. SWEETBREADS WITH MUSH- ROOMS. When an elaborate dinner is being planned a sweetbread entree Is deli- cious for one of the courses. To pre- pare this with the delicacy thc viand demands, parboil a pair of sweetbreads for twenty minutes, using a porcelain or granite vessel, and afterward Im- merse them in cold water for five min- utes longer. Remove all skins or rag- ged parts and cut Into dice with a sil- ver knife. Fut two tabiespoonfuls of butter In a saucepan and get it very hot. but don't allow It to burn. Put in the meat and simmer five min- utes longer. Rub in a tablespoonful or flour, pepper, salt and a gill of cream. Stir until you have a sauce of iclvcly smoothness, then nil thc heated patty shells. Stiam and to the trouble to arrange hand embroidered blouses for morning j of all the kind of pins a woman uses. j the cards attractively. wear. i Just as a jog to memory look over thla Some of these in alligator grain, There are trunks'very like th? steam- list: Belt pins, hatpins, ftickpina, collnr leather cost only or Pretty er variety called week end trunks es- j pins, veil pins, ornamental hairpins, j ones are in pale gray suede, with daln- peclally designed for a suitable small i watch pins, barrettes, fancy toilet i tv floral designs that show well on the wardrobe, and lucky the sirl who owns i what's the matter with a rolling Make one cup of cream -auce and s'oft background. one of these models. But a regulation pin? season with chopped parsley and onion_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ juice. Stir one cup of chopped meat i (chicken, fresh tongue, veal or lamb) j into the sauce. When hot add the i I be? ten yolks of two eggs. Cook one 1 minute and set away to cool. When 1 cool stir in the whites beaten stiff. Bake in a buttered dish about twenty minutes and serve In the -hells. A mushroom sauce mixed with the meat adds to the richness of the entree. A QUAINT SUPERSTITION. i A quaint old superstition In Iceland is that every bride must Invite all her friends to a dinner in her own home, and every article "f food must be pre- 1 pared by thc brnle herself. If she is successful In pU.-i'ing her guests, she not only receives praise for her own i skill, but helps her younger sis- who arc then assumed to be j equally good at cooking and conse- quenlly c a nrjeh better chance of getting married. ORNAMENTS FOR MILADY'S HAIR The Latest Designs In Tortoise Shell Pins of was to or read ''.rt ip" money Have money for cv eryjhinsr tha' sa-.e Mr'nclh and tbo v heels of Ibe My A tw Ttlrcsser came once a :o laV" r.t her cnwn of i lux 5c n'vcr before hnd AN INGENIOUS DEVICE. One of tlK newest and thc modern for the r, cry Ss an alrr and h; woman for the of her own It is like a fnur aHf'd clotlK'lmr a wire nettinc and rj in thc is so Jhat It ca.Tioi possiblv tun high onovsrl-i to tmrn the Even on dry in a frw moments. obviatw the 'laniffr and inconvfnkno; of hanclnir c lollies boater to dry. thns phntting the away frttTB the room. This Is a T'li-si-'-v appUpncc In and in cflt'-s fj LOBSTER IN CASES. Pick the meat from one mediu-Ti sizc-l lobster may be u'fd in the same cut In dice. Make a smooth sauce, cream dressing, seasoned with one-half tcaspoonful of salt and one-sixth Jcaspoonful of pep- per and one-clgMh tcaspoonful of pa- prikn. Add thfi and two sroonruls lemon juice Serve immc- WHY THEY LAUGHED. ie solemnity of a Surday story. It was a girl S iKrself in a man- ner 'inedifying. and her teacher said severely. Smith, take that taJTe? out of your month and tuck your feet Information is desired as to what the teacher shouH have done when thc class bessn to laugh. LENTIL SOUP. qi.art of one pint hot one eugar. one ?m3t. foil- cloves or one sa'tspoor-fu] white pepper. one laMffspoonful huttir. one onion, one taW-- parxlcy. one table- spoor.f.il cornj-tarcli. Put the tornatocs. walfr. fK-yr "J-vvcs and fepper- on to boil in a Put thr in a small saury pan aVu a-hen i! put in o-irn -ii-'fl psrs- THE MUFF HANGER. Mull hangrrs arc something like tbe I angTS STwl be bought in j shops. They be covered in thc 'same way that was used with coat hangars jui_ are useful as well as the large now j are rn-irb out of place without some such cotjvi' TO CLEANSE SWEATERS. To viaeh a whi'e woolen swatT ihal luk'-waTrn watrr a stood trhito linv' soajt RJriF" in of f -wli.lt thf inc pull ir.to ChnT-.Zf ppratTir" In rinsinj; r- for t wool n r.- 'v. 3.37 r< our hair- in_r 'he pins to .lie coiffure to 1-c i p 1o 111' wnman only th" of pro- a ruppJy of the. most approved lurbnn and of hairdrerjinc. Th" coro- net comb of cnuisite workmanship to seen among the illustrations Is a most ornament as It may be 'f-T either Jhe front or "-aek of the hair The large new sncll src made -n ith doiiMc loonn. and t ney "hair." but also strands of bijr In ab- and bun- Kaff portion. to T1 with a fine trellis work of gold tracrr.v. set with paste, is so hinged that it worn doubly curved ttic of the head or at the back or clsa singly, enclrclins the entire bead. Thcso ornaments are made up tn Jrt. silver and goW. but for all the tortoise shell Is the Ifta- trrlal for their manufacture, K suitable for all semidress occasions and Is flatterlns; to many of haJr.