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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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BRILLIANT ARE THE BATHING COSTUMES
London. Bathing caps are ex
tremely showy and more substantial
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than day hats and are seen in all the
stripes imaginable. They have the
tall, upstanding bows after the fash
ion of some of the present-day hats.
Some are of soft silk and some of
lace or satin.
Paris. Sashes are the order of the
day in the most fashionable resorts
where bathing is now the most popu
lar pastime. At Osten'd and Trouville
"patterns of the loudest silks and
satins are seen, on every hand.
London. The- slit skirt fashion,
especially in strictly summer cos
tumes has almost passed away. The
tunics of bathing dresses are still slit
however, perhaps because they are
.more comfortable for bathers.
Paris. Stockings that are aetually
iworn in the water are now the fash
ion at French resorfts. They are of
silk and on the fish-net ofder and as
is the case with other parts of the
Tjathing costume, are usually bril
liant in coloring.
London. Bathing shoes worn in
;the water are made of straw and of
even heavier material and are of bril
liant colorings.
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WHATCHAMEAN "MENDING HIS
FENCES"
This phrase so often heard in poli
tical campaigns dates back to John
Sherman's presidential boom in 1880.
Sherman left Washington early in
the campaign and returned to Ohio,
presumably, tu do political work
among his neighbors.
A reporter who interviewed him
found him mending rail fences on his
farm. To the newspaper man's quer
ies as to why he was in Ohio instead
of Washington the congressman
truthfully replied: "I came home to
mend my fences." His explanation
taken in a figurative sense made a
good newspaper headline, it "was
greatly quoted and it has held its
-place since then in "the vocabulary of
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