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puckers gathered in the leather
around the toes as the hidev was
drawn over the foot.
'To remedy this the ancient cob
bler cut the puckers off, leaving openLgaiters about their feet to keep the
slits about the toe. This shoe was
fastened around , the instep .with a
leather thong, the forerunner of the,
modern lace! As the manufacture of
the shoe was developed the open slits
were decreased" until now only tke
fancy perforations on the -ices are
"Embroidery and open work de
signs in women's stockings of the
present had their origin in the time
of Queen Elizabeth. In those days
stockings were made from pieces of
cloth with, a large, bulky seam, down
"Although the ladies of the court
were delighted with the new dress
for their lower limbs, they objected
to the unsightly and inconvenient
seam. Fashion designers hastened
to find a way around it Ornaments
known as clocks' were invented to
cover up "the troublesome "seams and
Queen Elizabeth and her ladies of the
court were satisfied.
"The 'spats' which dandies of to
day are -fond of wearing are a sur
vival of early warfare when soldiers
Sjrare as a part of their uniform huge
mud off their clothing in furious rid
ing down rainswept roadways. They
called them 'spatterdashes,' hence
our word 'spats' for the shorter and
less useful foot garment of today.
"When top. bootsN first caie into
style fashion decreed that the' tops
should he turned' down. The brown
inside thus revealed made a contrast
in color -with the"blackened outside.
From this we get our style of accen
tuated color on the. top of our own
boots. The top no longer turns down,
but is fastened tight as a part of the
boot, a vestige of the early style." ,
The queen of Norway dresses eco
nomically to the point of shabbiness,
spending only $1,000 a year for her.
clothes. The queen of Spain is 'the
most extravagant of European royal
ties, for her wardrobe, which costs
more than $15,000 annually. Both
are, English princesses and 'first
cousins. y 1
PERFECT BABY CHILD OF "SKELETON'
New York, Dec. 12. Little Adelaide.
Atherton's papa is a "living skele
ton"! But she should worry!
Judges at the biggest baby show
held in New York this year decided
she was the most perfect baby of
Adelaide's father's fame as the
"dude skeleton" of Barnum & Bail
ey's circus didn't make the slightest
difference to Adelaide when that
pretty bit of femininity decided to
"grow up beautiful" -
Just to get an early start, Miss
Adelaide entered a baby show in Chi
cago when she was six months of age
and carried away the blue ribbon as
the best infant of her age.
Her brother, Harold, a year her
junior, also declined to be handicap
ped by Papa Atherton's meager di
mensions. He carried off the honors
in a baby show when he was six
months of age and again when he
reached the tender age of 18 months.
The mother of Adelaide and Harold
is a woman in her twenties, well de
veloped and healthy. She weighs 122
Artie Atherton, the "spieler" for
anyone of 'the numerous circuses
with which he traveled, will tell you
"he is the' thinnest man in, the world,
age 27, weight 38 pounds, 16 inches
around the waist, 3j?4 around the bi
ceps. He is so thin he looks like a
knife blade when standing sideways."
At birth Artie weighed two-pounds.
He was practically an invalid until 17
years of age. Although., exceedingly.