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MRS BESANT WAS
ONCE A BRAHMIN
Mtne. Blavatsky's Successor Has Been Denounced by the
Great Mahatmas as Dangerous Because She Claims
to Be a Reincarnated BrahminMrs. Be
sant* Life as a Hindu in Benares.
8. ANNIE BESANT is generally
described as th successor of
Mme. Blavatsky. But there is
on e. very striking point in Mrs. Be most
sant's characte r. Unlike most Theoso
phists, she is not conte nt with the the
ory, and the English sah ib at Benares,
tho sacred city of the highest of all In
di an castes, the Brahmins, may often
encounter Annie Besant in the streets
or by the sacred Ganges, surrounded by
young and ascetic Brahmins, with,
whom she discourses or tells her beads.
Those who know India are well aware
of the insuperable obstacles presented
in the problem of caste. They know
that a poor mendicant, who looks a de
gree poorer than the most destitute
alien landing oh these shores, will, nev
ertheless, scornfully pull aside his
ragged garments to prevent his touch
in g, maybe, a maharaiah of low caste'
who is passing by. Yet Mrs. Besant
ha s, by means of her Theosophist propa
ganda, overcome these difficulties. Sh
'j not only dresses as a Hindu, for any
one may do that, but she eats on'lv food
'prepared by Brahmins, has established
a college in Benares for the develop
ment or Theosophy and has boldly de
clared that in a previous incarnation,
she was a Brahmin. Th is last stro ke on
The Recall of the Russian Ambassador
1 Will Rob the Gay Younger Set at the
WASHINGTON WILL MISS COUNTESS
Capital of Its Fascinating Leader,
Whose Name I We ll Known All Over
USSIA'S recall of her ambassado r,
Count Cassini, will take from
Washington one of its most pic
turesque and popular characters. Ever
since she ca me to America six years
ago, Couritess Marguerite Cassini, niece
of the ambassador, has been a famo us
leader and set the fashions not only
"in gowns and chiffons, for whi ch her
taste is unrivaled, but for entertaining
1 and for unconventionality.
This is the Russian embassy, where
j, Countess Cassini lives," the mega
phone man in the "Seeing Washington
Car" always bawled when he came
near the big stone building, secure in
jthe knowledge that all had heard of
ithe countess, even if they had not of
her uncle. Every cabman realized that
he had not shown the sights of Wash
ington to his "fare" until he had
driven past the home of Countess Cas
ein! and if in any way he neglected th
embassy he was sure to be asked to
point it out
A the. adopted daughter of the dean
of the diplomatic corps in Washington,
the little countess outranked all the dip
lomatic women and the gray-haired
wives of great ambassadors had to give
way to the Russian girl, still in her
twenties. Washington society rather
frowned on the countess and her un
conventionality and disapproved of her
cigaret smoking, of her costume din
ners and her uniq ue dancing parties,
and mo re than one conservative matron
forbade her daughter to take part in
the revels at the Russian embassy.
One of the famous achievements of
the countess was the Russian Red
Cross bazar which she held in spite of
*the fact that every diplomat in Wash
ington was opposed to it for fear of
being credited with expressing sym
pathy for Russia. But the countess
only smiled and used her tact and per
sonali ty until she enthused both diplo
mats and government officials into tak
ing part in the best advertised charity
entertainment ever given in this coun
try. And at midnight when a cable
was sent to St Petersburg telli ng of
*the $20,000 that had been raised and of
the participation in the bazar of the
'daughter of the presiden t, the old
I -world was sure that Russ ia had secured
The countess has already left Wash
ington and is in Paris with her maids
nd the bevy of small poodles and Rus
sian hounds, she always has about her
She will join her uncle in Madrid to
'whose court he has been transferred
and then it is expected that Paris will
'be her. next home, for ultimately the
-count is to be sent to France as am
bassador from Russia. There is no
doubt that the countess will be even
.more popular in Paris than in Washing
ton, for she has daring and originality
her part is in itself utterly revolu
tionary, for hitherto the Brahmin be
lieved that his caste was the last and
perfect state in whi ch a soul ex
isted before it entered the Brahmin'
heaven. Mrs. Besant apparently signi
fies that she has passed th is sta ge of
perfection, and has been evolved as a
The great mahatmas have risen up
in arms. They have denounced this
fascinating and subtle woman, who is
so dangerous to the Hindu mind. Sh
claims that Theosophy is the oldest re
ligion in the world, even preceding that
or the Vedas, which existed for thou
sands of yea rs before Christ. Mrs. Be
sant 's critics reply to th is that she can
read neither Sanskrit nor Hindu, so
that her judgment is false. Undoubted
ly a gre at mental strife will take place,
but whether Mrs. Besant will win or
whether the mahatmas will succeed in
reducing her influence is a matter far
too mysterious and complicated for a
European to attempt to solve. Mrs.
Annie Besant was originally married to
a Church of England clergyman, after
which she became identified with the
secularist movement under Charles
COUNTESS MARGUERITE CASSINI. $
enough to make even Parisians take no
tice. Washington matrons will not re
gret her departure, but the younger
se~t will find next season rather dull
without the sparkling countess to gi ve
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I suppose I uttered a slight cry, for th
count jumped to hid feet instantly,
It was all Jo said, but it was enough.
Without another word the count left the
room and the house. My husband waited
until the door was shut upon him and
then turned to me.
"So this is what you have been doing
while I was away?" he spoke in that tense,
quiet tone to which I have already re
ferred. "This is what comes of your be
ing club president? I bid you good-night,
madam," and he, too, left the room.
"Joe, Joe, come back!" I cried. "L et me
tell you. I really Is not as bad as it
looks. I can explain, Joe." Bu he was
already beyond hearing, locked into his
A few minutes later he came down
stairs carrying his Gladstone, and put on
his coat and hat
"Joe, please give me a chance," I cried
again, but I did not go to him. I've done
nothing, really I haven't. Come in here
and let's talk it over."
"Hump h! as we did this morning,"
he returned with cutting sarcasm. "No
madamI want no more of your
explanations. You've deceived me
for months. You've been going contrary
to my expressed wishes, contrary to your
compact with me you've been 'going the
pace' with your clubs and have tried to
hide it all from me. This is the outcome.
This is what comes of your vaulting am
bition. I will be no woman's fool after it
becomes clear to me that she is playing
me for one, not even my wife's. Again,
I bid you good evening, madam."
picked up his bag and left the house.
I listened to his retreating footsteps and
then went tom room, where 1 passed the
most wretched night of my life. I re
viewed the whole of my married life, and
went carefully over my. club career and
it honestly seemed to me that I was a
much-abused woman. I had no chance
for broad culture before my marriage,
and very little afterward until I joined
the women's club. I did not occur to my
aching heart that what I had sought in
the latter was not exactly a broad and
liberal culture it sufficed that it had
brought a new element into my life. A
to my acquaintance with the count, I felt
that I had achieved an EPISODEone
worthy to be written In capitals. I had
done no actual wrong, and the fact that
I had improved my husband's absence to
become involved in a desperate and some
what vulgar flirtation did not yet stand
out before me in true colors. No, I was
a very unhappy woman, but I had not the
perspicacity to blame myself for it.
I slept fitfully, and finally wakened late,
half expecting to see my husband return
to breakfast, but he neither eame nor sent
me any word. There was a committee
meeting that morning, followed by an
II o'clock lecture, with the opening meet
ing of the Nota Bene in the afternoon. I
dressed carefully and went out, thanking
my stars that I had my clubs as consola
tion when an obdurate husband chose to
be as unpleasant as obdurate husbands
The legislative committee meta Mrs.
Henry's, and as she was chairman I had
no unpleasant experiences there. The lec
ture, too, was at her house, and was not
too abstruse for comfort, the young man
who gave it having a pleasant voice and
A PAGE FOR FEMININE FANCY
The Confessions of a Club Woman
By AGNES SURBRIDGE.
put it to a vote. I was carried, altho
there was a strong negative vote.
"I am very sorry, Madam President,"
said Mrs. Henry, rising in her seat, "that
a dignified club like this should do any
thing so puerile. The writer of an anony
mous letter, is beneath notice. I trust this
motion will not prevail.'*
But they would not reconsider, am i
Mrs. Parsons was chosen chairman of the
At the close of the meeting the club
gathered in groups to confer and discuss.
Some of the members came voluntarily
to greet and sympathize with me others
did so in a perfunctory way, as if it were
a disagreeable function to be performed
and a large number avoided speaking with
me at all.
Mrs. Henry, realizing, I suppose, the
position I was in, took unusual pains to
express her friendly interest in me
"Let me take you home in my carriage,"
she said, and several of my critics heard
her. On the way home she spoke frankly.
"You are "Sensible enough to take what
I say kindly," she began cheerily. I know
of no one who really cares enough for ad
vice to act on it, and I do not know that,
of the tomes of good advice I have given,
a ny of it ever did the least bit of good
but, nevertheless, here goes. Don't let
those women scare you, and don't worry
about those letters."
I looked into her eyes and smiled. I
was as if a Curtain had been suddenly
lifted between us
"I'm not worrying,'* I answered. "A
least, not over the letters nor the dis
"What then?" she asked quickly.
I hesitated. No, I would not tell any
one, not yet.
"Oh, nothing worth mentioning!" I
laughed. "Some one asked me this after
noon whether I would dai-e stand for re
election," I -went on. "Would you advise
"Certainly," she said. I would not
be scared away by the enemy. Frankly,
I think that's the whole scheme. Bu
since you ask my advice and wiil do as
you please about taking it, seriously,
now," and her voice took a deeper
tone, I am wondering if we haven't
all carried this club idea too far. I
feel sure the club idea of itself is
to be commended for man or woman,
provided it is. kept in its rightful
place. If a woman who is busy all day
amid the routine of her household work
belongs to some one good club to which
she can go, and. leaving all domestic cares
behind, can get" into an entirely different
atmosphere and secure mental stimulus or
physical refreshment from the change, it
does that woman good. I matters not
what kind of a club it is if it appeals to
her dominant taste, and she derives dis
tinct benefit from it, it is a good factor in
her life. The question is: Does she come
aw ay from that club refreshed or bet
tered? If she cannot honestly say that
such a result to her accrues, then she
should be honest with herself and, resign
ing from that club, join some other from
which she will derive some distinct bene
fit, or devote the time now given to that
club to some other recreation which will
do heror some one else thru hersome
definite good... So far as I have been able
to see and find out, hundreds of women
belong to clubs without knowing why they
do belong, and, as a rule, they get very
a poetic face. When it was over, a select little from them. An between you and
few staid for luncheon, and altho the lec
turer was too apparently devoted to Mrs.
Bainbridge to please me, we had a really
delightful time. Bu the first meeting of
the season at the Nota Bene club was not
its most charming one. It was a business
meeting, when no outsiders were allowed,
and as the fact that anonymous letters
had been writtenand probably by some
one in the clubhad leaked out, there
was a larger attendance than I had ever
seen at a purely business session. Min
nie Morrison was on hand early and
stopped me at the back of the hall.
"I say," she began in a whisper, "is
there going to be a scrap? Ar
they going to bring up the shoes
and the perfumery again? Because I must
be in at the death you know."
"A scrap? No," I answered, as if not
"O, about the anonymous letter!" she
replied. "I'm told you will sift this mat
ter to the bottom."
"Well, I shall not refer to It In any
way," I returned in my loftiest fashion.
"Why, it's all over town," she replied.
"Every blessed member who can get here
will, this afternoon. And I say, look otit
for 'em. An please tell me shall you
run for president again?"
"Certainly I shall." I had been a little
undecided on this point, but suddenly
made up my mind.
"That's right. Don't let them bluff you.
Somebody means to, all right, and there's
no knowing," but I passed along and left
her. I could stand no more just then.
The meeting opened smoothly and al
most prosily. I called the members to
order, said the usual thing about our
gathering once more after a pleasant su m
mer, and expressed the wish that the
coming season would see us all more in
earnest than ever before. The same senti
ments club presidents always express at
the October meetings. Then the secre
taries read reports that were months old.
and the various committees reported
"progress," the audience listening sleepily,
until the item "he business" was
reached. Then, like the sudden summer
breeze before a shower, the audience
rustled and sat upright.
Various semi-Important matters came
up and were discussed tentatively. I was
a warm day, lacking entirely in that vigor
and crispness one expects of October and
enthusiasm was lacking, except forth
subtle expectation of something exciting
later on. Finally:
"Is there any more new business?" I
asked. "If not, a motion to adjourn will
be in order."
Then a woman arose In the back part
of the roomone of a group who had
been whispering together.
"Madam President," she began in a
strong, self-reliant voice. "Some of us are
annoyed and chagrined at being the re
cipients of anonymous letters, attacking
our club, its officers and principles. If
there had been but one of these, it would
perhaps be best to ignore that one but
there are many who are receiving a
copy of the original letter or others equally
as bad. And we desire that something be
done about it.
No sooner had she finished than several
others were on their feet.
"I hope, Madam President," said one,
"that we may take this opportunity, not
only to trace the writer of these letters,
but to purify and/ simplify our election
methods. A It is now, the club has utter
ly no chance to elect its officers. A
slate is made up by a picked nom
inating committee, brought in here
and railroaded thru. W have no chance
to vote for people we really want."
"You have, if you had the courage of
your convictions," retorted a third. "It'
your own fault."
"Membere will please address the chair,"
I interrupted, "and consider one point at
"Madam President," and the first speak
er rose again, I move that a committee
be appointed from the floor to investigate
the anonymous letters." Several voices
seconded the motion and I was obliged to
me, there are a lot in the Nota Bene of
this kind. I fact, we are all inclined to
overdo some things."
"Well, if you had lived the kind of life
I did up. to three years ago," I answered,
"you'd see the god of women's clubs. I
seems as if I never really breathed freely
until I joined the Nota Bene."
"Be careful, then, that you don't
breathe too freely," she replied, laying
her hand quickly on mine. "But here we
are at your house. Come over soon, won't
you? And mind, you are to depend on me
at any tirrfe when you need help."
I said good-by and ran up the walk and
into the house with a lighter heart .than
I carried away with me. Inside the house
I found Philip waiting for me
"Has Mr. Henning returned?" I asked
of the maid.
"No'm, but,here's a letter he sent up for
ye," and she handed me the envelope,
sealed and addressed. I took it and went
In to Philip where he was standing before
"You look remarkably well, Jackie," he
said. "What is it? the October air or that
"Both, probably,'VI answered gaily, de
bating whether I should tell him of my
quarrel with Joe. "And you, Phil. You're
looking younger than ever. Why don't
you advertise 'Beauty secrets: Ho to
keep young?' you 'd make your fortune."
"O, Jackie! I suppose it is because I'm
happier than ever before," and he came
over close to me.- "What a difference hap
piness does make with us, after all. I
shows In your face, too." scanned my
countenance intently, while I kept bravely
smiling, determined" now not to tell him,
since this strange, new Philip would not
see that I .was unhappy.
"Yes, we were meant to be happy, I am
sure," he went on. "Jackie, you're my
oldest and best friend, and I' going to
tell you. She and I are going to be mar
ried at Christmas."
"She I managed to say, altho my
heart was beating wildly.
"Yes, Lily Bainbridge, of course," and
he laughed. "You must have seen. An
now. good-by. I promised to meet her at
six," and in another moment I was alone.
I sat silent for a moment for It had
come like a shock, and I knew I was to
lose my friend forever.
Then I opened my Jetter.
"Dear Johnaphene," it began. (How
hateful that name had become!) I am
sending up for some things. I shall live
at the club for a while until I can see my
way more clearly. I will arrange an al
A Lucky Pennsylvania Girl Will Give
Stocks for Fun.
MISS PAYNE WINS IN WALL STREET
the Sum She Won in Speculations to
Charity if the Church Will Receive
Her "Tainted" MoneyShe Bought
ISS FLOBENCE PAYNE, the
lucky Pennsylvania girl who
made $80,000 on Wall street,
has been rather embarrassed by her
winnings, and has at last announc ed
that she will spend them all for charity.
Miss Payne belongs to a Presbyterian
church in Williamsport, Pa. a real blue
Presbyterian church, and its members
are not at all inclined to approve of
speculations in stocks. When it was
whispered that Miss Payne would gi ve
a generous sum to found a charitable
institution under the auspices of the
church there was some question as to
whether it should be accepted with its
taint V-of speculation. The majority,
however, are-ready to accept anything
Miss' Payne will give.
Miss Payne is the daughter of a Wil
liamsport banker and the sister of a
member of the New York stock ex
change. I was while. visiting
"Suppose you pay me a lump sum, and
I'll get out the circulars and attend to all
those things," she said. "Say we make it
I gasped. "That is a pretty high figure
to pay for the presidency," I said at last.
"Oh, you're not the first to pay it," she
answered coolly, "and I' not In business
for nothing. I've been thru the mill be
fore. I'll tell you what I'll do. Make it
two hundred and fifty if you fail and five
if you win." and she went on to show
me the cost of issuing a series of letters
on what she called the "follow-up sys-
tem," to be sent to every member of the
club. I was alluring, as she represented
it, but I had a grain of sense left and so
postponed decision, fearing to get her ill-m
will. When she had gone I rang up Mrs.
Parsons and told her of the incident.'
To Continued Next Saturday.
brother that she became interested in
"What fun it would be to make a
hundred. thousand- dollars in Wa ll
street,'^ she saidand then she began
to study how it* could be done.
She announc ed er pla ns to her broth
er, but refused to be influenced by him.
She read the Wall street repor ts every
day and then bought her stocks. Th
market rose almost immediately, and al
tho Miss Payne did not deem it wise to
wait until she made the $100,000 she
had planned for she cleaned up the
neat sum of $80,000.
When the story leaked out it created
consternati on in the Presbyterian
church of which-she is a member. Miss
Payne has always been a prominent
worker in the church, and she is well
known to the poor people of Williams
port. Sh is connected with any num
ber of public charities, but it is her own
little personal attempts to relieve sor
row and suffering that intere st er most
and that is the way her friends be
lieve that she will spend the money she
wrung out of Wall street.
Mrs. John W Cox, wife of a New York
architect. Is. the first woman to become
principal of the Chappaqua Institute, one
her" of the beat-known Quaker schools.
n^^f^' May 20/1905. 1^4^v:^^
lowance for you, and you may keep the
children with your mother for the present.
Later we will make a more definite set
tlement. I will deed the house to you.
Any further details can be arranged if
you will apply to my attorney, Richard
Blank, 91 Ober St. Very truly,
I threw his letter on the Are and
watched it burn, a greater flame swelling
in my own bosom. I rose and went out
again, wandering over to the Lake front
in a passion of indignation. Had ever a
woman more cause? I asked myself.
There had never been a time when I
did not have some masculine friend to
lean upon in times of trouble. Now. the
count had gone, Phil was in love with an
other woman, and my husband had left
me. I knew not which way to turn, and
could only fight my own consuming rage
in solitude. I was not fair, I told my
self, to condemn a woman without a
hearing, as Jo had done. Perhaps I had
been foolish with regard to the count.
Perhaps I had gone too far with him, but
if Jo had only heard what I had just
said, when he appeared in that doorway,
he might not have blamed me so much.
But I was too proud to go to himtoo
proud, even, to write to him had
left me suddenly and for a trivial cause.
Very well, he should take his own time to
come back. I would neither beg him to
come nor apologize and as for the club,
I would not be browbeaten, there, either.
They should not drive me from
the president's chair by underhanded
methods. I was not to be routed by
anonymous letters. I would stay and I
would be re-elected the first Saturday in
January. A the cool wind blew across my
hot cheeks, the tempest in my heart sub
sided and I came to a state of mind ap
proaching calm. I went back to the
house and told my mother, in response to
her questioning, that Jo had gone away
She had Ionsr since learned the futility
of advising people against their will, and,
like the wise woman she was, said noth
ing. An so life flowed along as usual
for some weeks. Jo did not leave town
it would have simplified matters for me
if he had and it began to be whispered
about in the Nota Bene that he was liv
ing at his club.
"Really," Mrs. Parsons said to me one
day, "you ought to persuade your hus
band to come back if only for appear
ances' sake. People are talking, you
"Why should it trouble other people?'*
I asked, indignantly.
"Don't you know that half the Joy of
life, for the average man and woman
comes of talking over other people's
troubles?" she answered. "Of course, it
is nothing to any of us whether Jo
Henning sleeps under his own roof ot
some other but you will never persuade
people to cease troubling about you. Get
him back, if you are a wise woman."
I went home pondering her advice, only
to stumble upon Minnie Morrison, who
was just coming from the other direction.
"O, say now," she began familiarly.
"You are in a box, aren't you? Why
don't you get that stunning-looking hus
band of yours back home again? I never
saw a man improve in looks as he has
since he went abroad. Shows what a good
tailor can do. Is it true that he never
comes home now?"
"Who told you so?" I asked.
"Everybody is saying so, she re
sponded, quite as eager to retail gossip
about me as she had ever been about
others. "They say' he's jealous of the
count's attentions to you, and that ha
will only return to you on condition you'll
give up clubs and go back into penal ser
vitude in his kitchen."
"That 's not so," I said hotly. "Joe has
always been very generous about hiring
"Well, you know his staying away does
give color to the, storiesnow, doesn't
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Why, all that gossip about you and the
count, you know," she went on merciless
ly. "Joe's staying away now, and your
living apart, make all the gossips believe
there was something between you and the
I rose, furious. I would have ordered
her out of the house, but my rage fairly
choked me. The scales suddenly fell from
"You'll have to get him back Just for
decency's sake, won't you?" she went oh.
Oh, don't look so mad! It' no time now
to ride your high horses. Besides, you'll
need me for your campaign this fall, if
you propose to be elected. It' going to
be up-hill work, but I guess we can do it.
By the way, it's .going to need a lot of
press work In different papers. That will
take a greal deal of time, and time is
money to me." She stopped significantly.
"I shall, of course, pay what expenses
there are in connection with the work,"
I said, getting calmer. "There should be
circular letters got out, I think. What
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be resum ed again with even mo re fervor
than at first.
With the recent revelations of the
waistline, and the demand that it shall
take to itself a roundness and a slender-
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applied in overlapping sections, each one seemingly buttoned to the
succeeding one. The sleeve, is a full puff with double-cuff effect over
the elbow puff, while the skirt has a yoke in the same overlapping
style as the waist, ajid to this the fullness is applied in forward turn-
ing plaits, two to each gore. Overlapping diamond pieces of the
stitched material decorate the skirt above the hem.
GLANCE backward at what the lining or fashioned separately over a
dressmakers were preparing this
time last year shows what a revo
lution of fashion has been going on
right before our eyes, and one which
some of us have hardly realized even
if we have noticed it
First of all the sleevesfor the se are
really the points whi ch date a frock and
a photograph unerringl y. Last year's
unwieldly wrist puff has vanished, a
thing for whi ch one is or ought to be
devoutly thankful. The newest things
over featherbone cords right on the cen- the voiles the hennettas, the taffetas
ter of the forearm, and little loops of and messalmest, to san nothing, of the
the same cording tacked to the lining cott obn weaves which are out in such
to hold out the* material in butterfly i
shap e. Needless to add that this-sleeve needless taslr-all of the se are^0: the
en ds abo ve the elbow and a perfect ^^d to hang in good artist ic folds when
cascade oflace or mousseline or chiffon'mere ly adjusted with a few rows of
down the arm as may be becoming.
A delightful style for the short
sleeved summer frock or blouseone
especially suited to the organdies, dot
ted Swisses, batiste, and even to the
crepe chine frocks that are so dressy tonnebands a
in even their simplest appearam
the ombrelle sleeve that is entirel cov-
tne omDreii sieev inai is entirely cuv
little blouse effect whi ch goes so far to that deeply and heavilv draped skirts
atone for many deficiencies of figure. are hovering on the horizon, .iust await-
O this side of the Atlantic, where it ing a favorable moment in which to
must be confessed we are far more fickle launch themselves. Assuredly the vogue
in matters of fashion than they are in of the draped bodice and the draped
taped featherbone foundation, accordi ng
to its style and characte r. Some of the
cleverest inventions in th is line simula te
waistcoat s, fastening in double-breasted
style with very handsome buttons, and
the bodice blousing over this loosely,
with perhaps a smart frill around the
edge for a trimming.
Changes in kirts. ,Sr
Thei skits of the summer frocks, too,
thev are shortest the more abbreviated summer past. While shirrings are still
their carerlJ\et te BWI?thT^e.!?n good standing especially for dispos-
Butterfly sleeves are among the latest ff of what might prove to be supernu-
caprices of fashion. They are iust full ou fullness, there is less of the yoke
puffs deeply shirred or plaited into the l^r^^S^f'r/^S
armsize, with a lengthwise shirring done
A of ht best materialsSfrJS
*"mtMftem were a
shirring at the waistline.
Th is mode brings back the vogue of
foot trimmingsan whatever scheme
of decoration is planned for the skirt
leeve summer iiucn i uiuuscim i J^,^.JJ*^I
specially suited .to the organdies, dot i!!^P^^
now fashioned witt
i the edge an
crepe a cnin ITOCK S tnac are O uress J- *na +T.o^ .hdti
in even their simplest appearances-is featherbone cordings in the edge and
4-.1. A nmfcroll A .IAMT A that Mitirriy cov stiff- little quilling of the materi al 1a-
ered with ruffles either of lace, of the of silk or even of velvet nbbra closely
aterial itself, or fashioned from plisse I plaited is poised at the top All of the
chiffon, frills,'each with an edge of jlatest ilWe.mejo^td^p
Valenciennes whipped on This, shape
must be cut perfect ly circular if it is
to hang rightan the ruffles must over
lap each other.
of following hae^ droopinagn lines of
season a hint that the clever girl who
is compelled to remodel any of last
year's gowns will not be slow to take
Draped Skirts Threatened.
ness to which it has long been a whole affair,
stranger, th is same smartly dressed On thing, the present vogue or the
Parisienne makes a clever compromise.!short skirtthat is just short,enough
That cute little blousing or sagginer line to show the tip of the shiny black shoe
above the waist in her bodice is lifted whi ch is decreed the correct thing for
quite a trifle and now with a very deep
ceinture this blouse, while it is pres
ent, does not interfere in the slightest
with the svelte curves of the waistline
There is rather more than a rumor
ee ves seems logically to invite -the
Some of the smart import ed embroid
ered batiste robes for the extremely hot
weather show a hint, a shadowing of
this mode in the arrangement of the
many embroidered flounces. The foun
dation is absolutely circular in cut, and
the flounces are arranged in festooned
lines, givi ng a draped effect to the
dressy wear'will have to recede for a
draped skirt that clears the ground all
around will be mo re than apt to give
even the t%llest and slenderest beauty a
which prevail in all of the modish frbeks foreshortened, a cut-off air that will
of the summer time. prove trying indeed to the average
And, by the way, this same ceinture woman. However, let. us hope that like
is rapidly becoming the most important .the recent rumors of the crinoline, this
part of the gown. Once the sleeves oc-1 over-draped skirt will prove to be a
cupied that uroud position but now it more figment of the imagination of some
is the waistli,ue that occupies all of the over-adventuro us eouturiere, and that it
clever eouturiere's attention. The cein- will die out as a rumor merely, and not
ture may be eith er built upon the waist-' as an actual fact.