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PJARLS OF GREAT PRICE
HOLD POST OF HONOR
IN JEWELRY REALM
Share With Platinum the Dis
tinction 01 uemii luuai, .ov
erly Sought by Discrimi
fiEMS IN LARGE DEMAND
Jewels and Christmas
platinum nml penrls nre the fnvorllei
The R""' diamond mine In Sonth
Africa nre clofil lncc Hie wnr.
Vr Tork Imported In Notember, 1018,
reclon' stones mined nt more tlmn
$1900,000, n rompnred nlth les than
11,000,000 In November, 1913.
Hlti-c!a Jewelry In greatest demand.
Men'" wrist wntches no longer n fnil
it Joke, fnt becoming n necessity.
Wilte Itohl ns
n substitute for plat-
twlrr n Tnhmble ns
Imitation penrls deceive experts.
I rutlnum and pearls aro tho moat ultra
In high e,aRS Christmas Jewelry this
f 'par- platinum for the mountings of pro
I 'clous stones of nil kinds rind penrls na
I the most expensive ornament.
r Diamonds nlways hold their own, but
o there Is quite demand for colored
I, itoncs of every description, especially for
K Tta Vallleres, rings, watch chains nnd
Trcclous stones of nil kinds nre In
? " creasing In prlco each year. Tho demand
; Is always much greater than tho supply.
i" ' And as for pearls, tho two great sources
f of tho world's supply-tho Ceylon nnd
) Persian Gulf fisheries aro each year
f yielding less and less.
f Slnco tho European war started the
i Bouth African diamond mines havo been
1 closed down. Tho syndlcato which con
. ' trols theso mines permits a. certain al-
lotment from their rcservo to bo placed
on the market each year. This year It
t, would seem ns If tho greater part of tho
illotment has been Imported by tho
.United States. Certainly tho most money
.hJ .In h.a, ninrln, ta linrn
IKUU IIIU uw. inc.....!. . ...u.
According to statistics Issued by tho
, Jenelry examiner nt tho appraisers'
- stores In New York, tho Importations for
the month of November, 1013, of precious
llones wero vaiueu nr, j,uju, iu., ua com
' pared with Jl.030,231 for November, 1911,
and 1532,593 for November 1913. Most of
,'theso wcro diamonds.
"Wo nro selling moro hlgh-prlccd Jew
elry this year nt Christmas than ever be
fore," said W. A. Strcctcr, of Bailey,
jtoaks & Blddlc. "Peoplo seem to havo
' the money nnd demand tho very best In
everything. I could riot say If there is a
, special demand for any particular line.
If one wants the finest possible In gems,
of course it is pearls; If the finest in a
watch It is platinum.
WRIST WATCHES THE VOGUE.
" "Wrist watches aro In great demand, and
' -vfor men they aro no longer looked upon
"as an effemtnato fad. People havo had
thtlr Jokes about thcnv.but tho Joke la
i4on tho Joker now. They arc becoming a
iteceislty. Look how convenient they
are. Take a day like todny, a man
'.wants to consult his watch. He has first
to unbutton his overcoat, then h,ls Insldo
Coat and reach away Into his vest pocket
i and then revcrso tho performance before
hs Is through. Seo how handy tho wrist
watch Is under slmllnr conditions. He
limply raises his hand and tho watch 13
right there. For dress or nny other oc
lon tho man's wrist watch is tho latest
J In efficiency. Two yenrs ago when we
.'offered them as high as CO each wo wcic
tr r- uugnea at. wo aro soiling mem as nign
5 as ioo today.
1 "There's a man Just gone out tho door."
h said, "who ono year ngo told mo ho
f hoped his friends would place him In an
j insane asylum it no was over caught
It ho was over
He is wearing ono now.
j "As for ladles, they really never had
j t proper placo to carry a watch before
the wrist watch was introduced. Wo aro
lelllng such watches for ladles up to
I ''Loose link watch chains set with
colored precious and eeml-preclous
itones. La Vallleres In platinum set
rith diamonds, wrist watches of every
description are most In demand nt the
present time," said Hartley J. Doyle.
president of the Keystone Publishing
(, Company, which Issues tho Jewelers'
CIRBAT DEMAND FOU FINE PEAIU.,3
"As for pearls, tho supply of genuine
pearls la small and the demand very
ITeat. There Is no limit to what a pearl
necklace mav cost: hftv hnvn hpn
jSjued as high ns half a million dollars
th ior ono ceienratcd string. It takes years
vo couect even a small string of grad
uated Pearls, perfectly matched In color.
Ana perhaps no gem la moro easily Imi
tated! even an AXnprt ran nlmnat hn ,ln.
celved. Ileconetructed pearls, as the
"neat Imitations ar culled. nra nnw
.Bade exactly similar in color and weight
('" i pearis and you can place ono
a mo noor and stand on It without
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rzrv ar uoanago. iney are noi cneap.
btruigs of them aro made to sell as high
i PLATINUM'S HIGH COST.
fm i d tho pr,ce of that Precious metal
U U la now double tha price of gold.
"CWflftrfl ATA tnnnilaAiliflnn n IiIa haI.I
1 .i. ,00ka ,,k8 Platinum and Is not
'""' a expensive.
.ii, w v" tne sweethearts of the Canadian
Ik. ?ys who wcnt to "8ht In Europo
Wn0 m&Qe thft mffn'n Ufrlat wotntiaa an
gPojular, Neary every ona of tnem woro
A tiT.i waning ioKen, una tney -provea
r tk!.r Jjnvenlenco bo well In the trenches
i j?n.i jey became almost universal in
Werjc ' y W Bn 3 polular ln
WILMINGTON LAWYER ILL
jGeorgs Lodge Stricken on Street.
Condition Is Serious
NLX!i'M,NGT0N' De-' Dec. S.-Georgo
3cliv . '" nMuwn mwyer in mis
roffiA. . n Jh0 8treet at ,100n "ear ''s
Itft? i ' ?th and Market streets, just
Keaaov.Sa.V,,VL lhe courthouse. He was
KSrJnSl.1.0 the DeIawara Hospital, where
1 li i on ls "erlous.
lerfiBlippo?ed hB suffered an attack of
It frBS?;.,but '! ,a aISQ feared that he has
lakoS re of ,he sku11- Wr- Lodee is
pve, at cfaVmont0 " unraare "
Sauerkraut Prlco st.,,,i.j;,j
i&vDec- 9.-Tho Government to
Kric.Pfhea tne waxlmum wholesale
rsrfel ? a nu"ber of vegetables. The
UL Pound) "lutfraius laoouc 3 cents
City Treasury Statement
treasurer shows that i
rj "Wring; tha week cnHIno- i-i.t niaht o.j
tnat 1101.395 was
Uic Dav2, 7 """ n"'as last night, and
tSaneai.8 Ajnountjsd to J721.m The
'-t - "JKinif tuna account.
"PANTIES" FOR WOMEN WHO SKATE
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The approved 1916 model skntinR costumo includes "panties." Tho
innovation has met with tho unanimous approval of the women, who
state that they are much warmer in tho now costumo than in tho
SKATING DAYS HERE AND MILADY
IS IN NEW RIG TO MEET THEM
Fur-Tipped "Panties" Peep From Beneath the Skirt,
and They Serve a Doubly Useful
It Is tlmo to go skating.
It has been time to go skating for sev
eral days. By nnd by. If the North Pole
winds keep on trying long enough, there
will bo skating.
Then tho dull mirrors of tho frozen
lakes and streams around tho city will bs
covered with gliding, flying figures,
laughter, shrieks, rosy cheeks and noses,
parabolas, dull thumps and fashion mod
els of tho new skating costumes.
Ah! tho custumes. They nre tho wom
en's costumes, of course, as tho men
will wear tho same old sweaters and to
boggan caps: Hut the women's costumes
aro entirely new. They aro designed espe
cially for skating, strange to say, and
women who have tried 'em on say they
aro Just the thing.
The chief feature of the costume, the
object which will attract tho most atten
tion because It Is entirely unique, is or
aro the "panties." They aro tipped with
fur and they peep out modestly from
under the skating skirt.
A DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE
LAYER CAKE A LA CREOLE
CHOCOLATE cake Is, as a rule, every
body's favorite, and the number of
lta followers will testify to its popularity.
Like other favored forms of the culinary
art, it has many varied recipes, all of
which are probably good. Tho following
method, copyrighted by tha Now Orleans
Picayune, is a very good one and may
suggest n note of change to the busy
Chocolate Loaf Cake. Required, 1 cup
of sugar, a tablespoonful of butter, l',4
cups of sifted flour, i cup of milk, yolks
of 8 eggs, white of 1 egg, U cake of
grated chocolate, 3 teaspoonfuls of bak
Ing' powder. Dissolve the chocolate In a
cup of milk and boll till thick. Beat the
butter to a cream and gradually add the
sugar, beating constantly. Then add tho
yolks of tha eggs and beat till very light.
Sift the flour and add the baking powder,
then sift again. Then add the flour grad
ually to the mixture, beating all the
while. Now add the chocolate and beat
yery vigorously, Beat the whites of tha
The number of seta of white fox fur
being sought In the stores for Christmas
presents assures ono of their popularity
all through the winter months. They
aro such charming, fluffy furs, anyhow,
and worn with a navy or dark suit, the
effect ls particularly smart. Of course.
Milady wears a pair of white broadcloth
spats to complete the costume. One large
department store has gotten below the J3
mark on these spats, selling a very plain,
good-looking model at JLW. These are
washable, of course. All kinds of black
and white, black and tan, tan and white
and other combinations may be bought
from J3.6Q up.
If you want a purely personal and dain
tily feminine gift, a silk crepe klmona Is
very acceptable. The thin crepa ones In
cotton may be had from J1.D6 up. These
aro really very nice for the price; they
havo touches of chain-stitching embroi
dery on the front, acd some have accor
deon-plalted skirts. Quilted jackets of
LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
They nre very sensible, are the "pan
ties." Their use Is twofold:
Klrst. The lco and air on a skating day
are very cold.
Socond. The wearer may accidentally
fall down on tho Ice.
Tho samo kind of fur trims the rest of
tho costume, which Is of broadcloth. It
is generally of a light hue, sometimes
white, and the fur is usually black seal,
making nn artistic contrast which Is
very charming, especially when tho Icy
winds begin to put color Into tho wearer's
cheeks. But alas! many a costumo Is not
Intended to withstand n fall on slushy
Tho crowning glory of tho costume Is
the cap, of broadcloth, trimmed with fur.
And tho "layout" Is completed bV thn
'skating bag muff. Into which the skater
put3 both her skates and her hands.
Sometimes, they do say, more than two
hands will bo found In tho muff as a
couple of skaters wend their way slowly
toward Gustlne Lako or Centennial Lake,
In Fnirmount Park, or to the Schuylkill,
or to wherever there may be skating.
eggs to a stiff froth and add to tho mix
ture. Then add the essence, beating
lightly again, and turn Into a greased
pan and bake in a moderate oven for
of an hour or an hour.
For chocolate cake a la Creole uso IK
cups of flour. Hi cups of sugar, H cup of
butter, 4 eggs, 4 tablespoonfuls or 2
ounces of grated chocolate, H cup of
milk, a teaspoonful of vanilla and a heap
ing teaspoonful of baking powder. Beat
tha butter to a cream and gradually add
the sugar, beating constantly. When
very light, add the yolks of the eggs and
beat till these aro very light; then add
the milk and the chocolate, which you
will have dissolved in 4 tablespoonfuls
of boiling water; mix this thoroughly and
add by degrees tha Hour, beating all the
while. Give a very vigorous beating and
add the whites of the eggs, stiff. Stir
them very carefully Into the batter, then
add the vanilla and Anally the baking
powder. Mix all very quickly and lightly
and set to bake In buttered pans In a
tnoderata oven for three-quarters of an
Chinese silk, full length, with hand em
broidery at the front and heavily padded
with lamb's wool may bo had in one
shop at 37.50. A Japanese silk model,
with a real hand-embroidered obi sash,
In wonderful oriental colorings, sells for
Metallic bodices aro quite commonplace
by now, but they look mighty pretty un
derneath a chiffon blouse. One stunning
style shown In a certain store is selling
at f3. The material Isn't the regulation
silver; It ls line gold tissue, lined with
soft pink chiffon to prevent rubbing. The
shoulder straps of flesh-colored satin are
plcot edged, and tiny pink French rose
buds give a dainty finish. A charming
gilt for the girl who goes out a Jot.
It pays to be practical wnen you give
a business woman a gift. A serviceable
waist is selling ln one shop; It looks so
neat and trig that you think of a busy
girl right away. The material ls rather
lightweight linen, made with a collar
which may be worn high or low, and
fastening up the front with Irish button.
The cuffs are made llko those on a man's
shirt, to accommodate cuff links, and the
front, collar and cuffs are edged with a
fine real Irish plcot edging. The price 1
"DEAR SANTA CLAUS,
NORTH POLE," HERE'S
THE CHRISTMAS MAIL
Letters From Children nnd
'From Grown-ups, Too, Speak
Confidently of Visits of
THEY TELL OF POVERTY
Inctadlnir todny there nre only 14 Miopplne
daj-i before ChrMmm.
There Is nn erroneous impression that
Saint Nicholas lives nt 9th and Chestnut
streets. Thero I another that ho lives at
the North Pole, but that Is probabty moro
nearly tho truth, although there Is a
rumor that he moved from that address
shortly after Doctor Cook visited tho Polo
or was It PearyT Somobody had to got
busy nnd cheapen the northernmost fairy
land of the world, but whoever It was ho
didn't cheapen Snnta Claua any.
Thero Is something eerie nnd creepy In
the feelings In taking up a letter that
came to thn postofllce with nothing on
tho envelope for nn address but these two
words, "North Pole." It mattes ono feel
cold. And It Alls ono with nn nwtul sense
of responsibility. For tho small writer
believed that was a legltlmnto nddress,
that should properly bring tho letter to
Santa Clans. And the terrible thing about
It is. tho small writer was rl?ht; that was
a perfectly legitimate address.
But when ono has opened tho letter, re
solved to represent Snnta Claus on earth,
and sees the long list of things required,
thero ls a sinking of tho heart nnd a pain
ful consciousness that tho coins In one's
pocket nre frankly three buffalo nickels
nnd a dime which somebody has chewed
on and mny not be good for anything bet
ter than a telephone slot.
If children would only learn to bo con
tent with kind wordH and kind thoughts)
And another thing: If a child can Imagine
a saint living nt tho North Polo with a
ling full of toys, why does ho havo to
havo real cxpenslvn toys why can't he
Imaglno he's got them, nlong with the
"Dear Santa Claus
"I am writing to you to tell you what
wo nil would llko to havo for Chrlstmns.
There aro flvo girls of us nnd I am tho
oldest, and I am only 9 years. Then wo
have Maud, G; Dolly, 5; Helen, 3. and
Fannie, 114 years old. Wo nil would llko
a doll and a picture book and It you
could send a conch or anything else wo
would bo delighted.
"I don't wnnt to ask too murh for I know
ynn lltivo n terrible lot of children to look
"Hoping you will havo a Joyous Christ
mas, I nm,
"Ono of your children "
"I don't want to nsk too much." And
she wants Santa Claus to havo a joyous
Christmas. If Santa Claus has a joyous
Christmas, It must bo that ho has a very
tactful secretary who hides from his
chief's eyes thoso of his letters which
he cannot answer."
Hero Is a letter which wns addressed
WmmLimf w Wttt&.
the Spotted Pup
meet, how the
kiddies will laugh !
"Punky Dunk and the
Spotted Pup" is a real,
ready-to-fold children's book,
32 pages, illustrated in six
colors, printed on good book
paper. Punky Dunk books cost
35 cents at book stores.
They are Given Free
No other newspaper has ever at
tempted to give the little folk any
thine: so fine as Punky Dunk. Punkv
Dunk stories are real gift books, not
the ordinary, coarse cut-out or comic
usually offered. They are fhe kind of
books you want your children to read.
Order your copy now
Sunday, December 12
elmply "North Pole," and which was left
unsigned and without nny nddress, In
amaxtng faith In the spirituality of
"Dear Santa Claus, I want a football
end a fire engine and o. net of elcctrlo
trains (plural, you notice, trains'), a milk
wagon and a gun and a stable with little
A little girl writes "to see If you wilt
help my little brothers nnd sisters with
some shoes and clothes. My father is not
working at present Wo will be very
thankful to you if you answer this letter."
Then follow tho names of tho brothers
and slaters and their ages 12, 10, , . 4
and 2 years. The writer's name wns op
posite tho 10-he wasn't tho oldest.
Wcro the other flvo crowded around her
as she painstakingly scrawled at the end,
"With our true love to Santa Claus"?
Did they watch with open mouths her
studious bent brow end cramped fingers,
nnd heave impatient sighs as she stopped
to wet tho pencil point on her tongue?
For tho dim penciled words went suddenly
qulto blark, with a suddenness sugRcstlvo
of that old way of coaxing a blunt point
when one hasn't got a penknife.
Ono boy sent a list with "I want a"
In each lino nnd after tho "a" was n
Picture of tho object wanted, a steam en
gine, an aeroplane, etc., things ho couldn't
Bpcll but could draw. A little girl sent a
list of 14 deslrablo presents.
Margaret and Dorothy nro behnvinir
themselves very well, wo learn, and would
llko etc., etc., nmong othor things gloves
for Sunday, which they really deserve,
for tho nddress of these younger slitera
Is not given by their elder.
"I would like a hnlr ribbing," wrote a
child In Shamokln, who thinks Santa
Claus lives primarily In Philadelphia.
Is It possible to get a hair ribbing for
three nickels and a badly chewed dlmo?
If so, all right, Mnrcolla.
"Now, Santa Claus, you don't need to
bring us each ono doll, If you don't havo
enough; because thero Is no much war.
nut If you have plenty, then two 23 Inches
Mnny of tho letters for Santa Claus
that have como to tho Postofllco give no
last names or addresses, proving boyond
a doubt tho deep faith still abiding
In thousands of hearts. A young person
who writes from "Philadelphia, Pa.,
middle of North America," wants "sumo
nlco thing for Christmas," and specifics,
but draws the lino modestly (though de
siring "now clothes too well") would llko
moro "but things nro too much money."
People havo evidently been allowing a
great many children to overhear that
things cost money. Too many of these
children nro describing themselves
frankly ns "poor children." "We nro
poor children" occurs ngaln and again,
qulto artlessly; simply as tho statement
of a fact. Thore aro happy children ln
tho world, theso children seem to know;
nlso thero nro poor children.
A very solemn cplstlo comes to "Chris
Klnglo." Just this:
"Please do not forget me; nnd my to
brothers, Timothy and Tliomas, 5 and 3
ynrs; and myself, 6."
Snnta Claus got a picture postcard from
"Your friend, J. II.," no address, from a
lad wKo must bo nt least 12 or 11, judging
from tho handwriting. Ho Is sophisticated
enough to want to get Into tho New
Year's porado, nnd nsks tho Saint for a
costume, but ho sent the letter to tho
North Polo nil tho Bamo. In fact, most
Children Will Laugh
With Punky Dunk
N. iasK" ", J&r'' r'"s fdBFltSfsiT
of them did, as it Is sure to be forwarded
One bey knocked Fsnta Claus pretty
hard. This must have hurt!
"My brother wrote a letter for you 2
Chrlstmases and you did not answer It
so he said that If you ain't got no money
their is no youse writing; but I think we
wanted too mutch. We had a vory poor
Christmas last year and the paper said
all children that wrote were not forgot
ten, but we were, as my father was out
of work and we could not uend any money
to pay for what we wanted. Dear Santa,
If you can will you send me a set of trains
and a pair of gloves. I have a llttlo sister
who wants a doll nnd 2 older brothers."
There was one long letter that at first
took the breath away, for it began "Dear
Snnta Claws, my husband was out of
work, a long time -." Then one natur
ally tossed it down In disgust, as a senti
mental appeal to charity, nut reading it
through again, the simplicity of tho lan
guage, tho artless tale of misfortune
could It be that this wns a real letter
to Santa Claus?
Thero was a recurrence of the word
"ye" used for "you" that recalled a
younger ago of tho world when grown-up
pcopte ttB well na children wero obedient
to authority. "I do not know what to
nsk whatever ye will sond wilt be thank
fully rccclvcd-lf ye can bring them somo
toys, ns they enjoy Christmas when they
see eome toys nround." If it Isn't real,
It Is such consummate art as to Inspire
profound envy of that artist's skill.
It looked a good deal more real than
tho tetter that came from a little girl
who addressed Santa at 325 Snow street.
North Pole. That looked llko meddling,
"MOVIE" STARS SHINE AT BALL
Hundreds See Them Dnnco and Enjoy
"Movie" folk came out ln tho flesh lost
night at tho Slotlon Picture Exhibitors'
ball, ln Tumgcmelndo Hall, nnd had
quite as good a tlmo as tho hundreds who
camo to see them. All tho big companies
allowed their stars to come over from
New York, and the Philadelphia Lubln
peoplo were there In forco. It wns grnnd,
what with danco entertainment, diver
sion at tho tables, bashful exhibition by
the actors nnd actresses, and all.
Adjournment was taken nt 3 a. m., nnd
from Turngemclndo Hall the party moved
to tho Bingham, where tho fun was re
sumed, somewhat reduced In numbers,
but considerably agumontcd In speed.
A detailed story of tho ball will be
printed In tho Amusement Section or
tho Eveniko Lnnann on Saturday.
AdvortislnB Firm Changes Name
In order to glvo his undivided attention
to manufacturing interests, John B. Monz
has retired from active connection with
the Matos-Mcnz Advertising Company,
Inc. William W. Matos, president nnd
treasurer of tho company, has purchased
his entire Interest and tho company has
changed its trade namo to that of the
Matos Advertising Company, Inc., under
which title tho prosperous business of the
company Is being conducted.
First Curtis Concert Tonlfiht
The Curtis Orchestra will glvo Its first
concert of the season of 1315-1916 tonight
nt 8:13 o'clock In tho auditorium of tho
Curtis Publishing Company's building.
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U. OF P. PROFESSOR
CALLS MR. WILSON'S
DICTION PURE ENGLISH
Dr. Felix E. Shelling Declares
the President's Recent Ad
dress to Congress nn In
tellectual Treat N
The-quality of President Wilien's Eng
llsh is now proverbial, nnd now taken
ns a matter of eourso by the great mass
of thinking people in the United States,
who look eagerly for an Intellectual treat
with each of Ids publlo utterances, re
gardless of their theme, or whether there
Is a full accord with and belief In their
logic, according to Dr. Felix E. Schill
ing, professor of Knglish literature at
tho University of Pennsylvania, and an
authority upon tho Knglish language.
Speaking today of tho scholarly quality
of the President's English, ns exemplified
in his message to Congross, Doctor Schell
"When President Wilson delivered his
Initial personal address to Congress on
March 5, 1913, 1 wns deeply Impressed with
the fact that his diction perfectly clothed
his thought. In each and every one of his
publlo utterances this scholarly quality
has been so evident as to .make the read
ing of anything composed by the Presi
dent a genuine Intellectual treat, whether
or not one agrees with the policies he ad
vocates. "I remember that for a time it was the
practice to deride tho President's Ian
guago from tho perspective of Its quality.
This sort of criticism was, fortunately,
not general, but emanated from tho few
to whom can bo applied tha old saying ns
to fools condemning that which they do
not understand. Happily, we now hear
no mora of It.
"The artist In language uses color in
speech with Uio Bamo sympathy as the
sculptor in sharing with the pantomlmlst
the wondrous articulation of tho human
Deerfoot Farm Sausage
the sausage with
a distinctive taste
You'll instantly appreciate tha
difference between this and ordinary
2- I Buppoteyoabt.keomeforbrfJrfit
" ( to-morrow. You'll like them.
Deerfoot Farm : New York Office
171 Chambers St. Phone, CertltodjgSj