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THE SPW CAPES
ltss**-,-* -* * * * -
THEY INCREASE RATHER THAN
DIMINISH IN POINT OF FUL-
NESS.
COATS UGLY BUT STYLISH.
THE NEW WRAPS ARE SHORTER
THAN THOSE WORM IX THE
WINTER.
IN CLOTH, SERGE, SATIN, VELVET.
Made Very Fluffy With Frills anil
Deep Plaiting** — amd Chif
fon Ruches Used.
The new spring capes display a ten
dency to increase rather than lessen
their fulness, which seems hardly con-
sistent with the trend of fashion in
other things, and while they are un
mistakably the garment of convenience
they have a formidable rival this sea
son in the loose sacque coat, made
very full by box plaits arranged to fall
from a yoke, so that a good figure is
almost lost in its folds, and a poor one
is made to look uglier that it really is.
But it is the fashion, and whether you
like it or not it is the proper thing to
wear. Time will doubtless modify and
improve it somewhat in shape, or, what
will serve the same purpose, accustom
our eyes to the ungraceful outline.
Tan, gray, blue and black cloths are
used for these coats, and dressy ones
are made of black velvet, black satin
and chameleon silks, and both cloth
and silk coats are often lined with
white satin, which is considered very
chic.
** Capes are shorter than those worn
in the winter and excessively wide.
They are made of all sorts of material,
such as smooth-faced cloth, serge, sat
in, velvet and the daintiest combina-
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tions of lace and silk, made very fluffy
with frills and deep plaitings. One
very odd cape of tan cloth is cut in
pieces which narrow into points at the
neck, and the spaces are filled in with
plaited chine flowered chiffon. Little
straps of cloth button over, this and
the neck is elaborately ruffled in truly
Parisian style. Black satin capes
trimmed down from the neck in points
and finished with a full ruche of black
chiffon, which has boa-like ends, are
very good style and easily made by
those who are not expert in the art.
Old-fashioned grebe is revived for cape
collars, and, in short, a little bit of ev
erything seems to be admissible in
some of these dressy garments. Cloth
capes, with deep fan plaitings of
checked taffeta silk set in between the
folds, to add color and fulness to the
effect, are one of the successes of the
season. Plainer light cloth capes are
finished with rows of stitching for
their only trimmings, and those in dark
blue are effectively decorated with nar
row gold braid sewn in rows around
the edge.
Variety in shape is a feature of
dressy black wraps, and some of them
are in the form of a fichu or pelerine,
which is much sought after by elderly
ladies. Such a wrap, made of silk and
trimmed with lace frills, has a quaint
old-fashioned appearance, which 13
very attractive. Short,* round capes
of black or colored satin are covered
with closely plaited black chiffon and
trimmed with bows and ruches of
gauze ribbon. A very novel coat of
black satin, illustrated, has tightly
fitting sides cut in zouave shape' and
covered with medallion insertions of
pale green miroir velvet and guipure
decorated with jet. The sleeves of sat
in are covered with finely plaited black
net, over which fall loops of wide black
satin ribbon. The vest is of finely
plaited net with frills of lace.
A cape of green moire, brocaded with
brown and black shadowy, designs, has
applique ficelle lace embroidered with
beads in the same colors and set on in
points, and two long ends of black vel
vet ribbons hang down the back. One
of the new loose coats of chameleon
silk shot with pink, violet and green
shows a vest of plaited black chiffon
and a yoke to match, with frills on the
edge. The plait down either side of
the front is decorated with gold cream
and tan cord. A simpler garment is
the little black cloth cape trimmed with
strips of black and white passemen
terie and fan plaitings of black taffeta
silk. The collar is of black velvet, high
in the back, and has a ruche of plaited
silk above. Another of rich corded silk
is lined with silk brocade, and the re
vers are covered with jet embroidery.
The full front of silk ends in tabs of
jet and fringe.
Chine silks enter into the construc
tion of fancy capes quite a little, and
one novelty in dark shades of purple
and pink has a deep frill of black glace
below the little cape of flowered silk,
and a ruche of silk edged chiffon fin
ishes both edges. Black satin sash
ribbons arranged down the back and
fastened with fancy buttons outline the
figure very prettily.
Cape mantles which are half fitted
in the back and loose in front have
cape sleeves in fan shape and made of
black silk covered with jetted net. They
rHK SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 189*.
are very- elegant. Very" pretty 'models
of black satin are covered with black
lace net, . relieved by applique figures
of cream lace; and cream lace designs
applied directly to the satin, at inter-
vals "all over the cape, and outlined l
with jet, are almost as effective. •■ y "-
AN EASTER WEEK BREAKFAST.
Violet und Hearts Will Embellish
This Spring- Bridal Feast.
At a breakfast which is to be given this
week for an Easter-week bride, the tone
thought is to be violet, and everywhere
the heart form will carry out the sentiment*
The table will be heart-shape, for the orig
inal-minded hostess of the occasion has had
an extra top made in heart form, which will
be fastened over her own round table with
wooden clamps. This novel board, which
seats sixteen, is to have a cloth of white
silk, covered with white mousselino de sole.
Over this violets are to be scattered singly,
while the center of the table is to be held
by a large heart, made entirely of violets,
through which a silver dart Is thrust. The
favors are to be great bunches of tho purple
bloom, tied with yards of narrow violet rib-
bon, and each bunch Is to have a silver heart
stick pin attached, instead of the convention-
al glass-headed one. The plate cards will
be small affairs made of water-colored paper,
painted with violet garlands, upon which is
to be the name and an appropriate quota-
tion in silver letters.
Cut-glass dishes, holding candied violets
and some quaint old silver cantalebra with
white candles and small empire shades
strewn with violet garlands, complete the
table decorations. While china dishes of
egg-shell consistency will be used, and with
each course comes a garnishing in the way
of a single violet laid at the side of the plate.
The menu, which begins with white grapes,
resting on a wreathing of green, with an oc
casional flower, will consist of oysters, a
white soup. . shad roe croquettes, in heart
shape; fried chicken, with cream sauce, and
potato balls, a punch a la violette, timbales
of sweetbreads, and mushrooms in heart-
shaped dishes; a violet salad and a lavender
Ice, with small heart-shaped cakes. Follow-
ing the coffee will come a violet cordial.
Uhite wine will be served In the slender
Venetian glasses, and the Venetian finger
bowls to match will be filled with violet-
scented water, upon which will float a single
delicate bloom. The gracious mistress of the
feast, who is nothing if not consistent will
complete the tone symphony of the occasion
in a frock of white, with violet ribbon stock
and belt.
EGGS NOW ARE CANXED.
Rat-sin Beats America in Coin»etiuK
for the British Kitchen Trade.
Vast numbers of eggs are imported Into
England from Russia, Germany and the Unit
ed States, the "hen fruit" output of Great
Britain not being large enough to supply the
London market. In the past winter abso
lutely fresh eggs have been as high as six
cents apiece in London.
The Russians have recently made a "ten
strike" in the egg export business, which
threatened seriously to Interfere with the i
American trade. They have taken to canning I
eggs. The eggs are broken into the car.3 j
which are hejnetically sealed and sent to I
London. They arrive in first-class condition j
and are as good for cooking purposes as eggs
laid by a British hen.
Pullctl Bread.
There 13 no better dessert for a luncheon or
a fatally dinner than a piece of pulled bread,
a bit of gocd cheese and a cup of coffee. Be
sides, it is "so English, you know." To make
the pulled bread, take a loaf of freshly baked
bread, while it is still warm and rather under
done, and pull the inside out of it in irregular
shaped pieces about the size of an egg. Put
these in a good oven and bake a delicate brown.
They are crisp and full of flavor and make a
delightful combination with cheese and tender
stalks of celery, or the white Inner leaves of
lettuce, in which case the bread may be served
with the salad.
Some very odd but delicious cooking is done
among the Spanish families of San Francisco.
Here is a recipe that will be found piquant
and appetizing: Heat an earthen dish over
a moderate flre and melt in it a good-sized
piece of butter; add a small onion, minced
fine, salt, pepper, a teaspoonful of minced
parsley, and as much minced. Chill pepper,
or a tablespoonful of sweet" pepper; bake the
eggs one by one into the boiling butter,, and
turn them as soon as they are set, using great
cafe not to break the yolks. Serve very hot
in the same dish, which may be placed inside
one of silver.
HERE'S A MAN'S MENU.
He Tried the Other Sort and Is
Moved to Make a Sngßcstion.
To the Editor:
Sir: My landlady has . been ■ following out
the menus published in various papers, and
I am not satisfied at all with the results.
I have been afflicted" with dyspepsia, ma-
laria and housemaids* knee ever since she
began. The trouble is the menus are all
. made up by women, and they, of course,
have no Idea what a man really craves. My
idea would be a bill of fare something like
the following:
MENU FOR ANY OLD DAY.
BREAKFAST.
Manhattan Cocktail. Martini Cocktail.
Soused Herring.
• Ice Water in Goblets.
Caviare and Orange Marmalade.
LUNCHEON.
Gin Cocktails. Sparkling Burgundy.
Limburger Cheese Sandwich.
Puree of Tabasco Sauce. ■
Anchovies. Ice Cream Salad.
DINNER.
Fizz. Clam Broth. -..*/•:
More Fizz. Broiled Ham, Sauce Tartare.
Still More Fizz. Chicken Livers and Peanuts.
More Fizz Still. RagOut of Frankfurters.
■ Again Fizz. Chocolate Caramels. .
Coffee. .
- .. yy-yy Brandy. :;: .yv
The ice cream salad and chocolate cara
mels are only put in to catch the girls, so
that we can have their company at . lunch-
eon and dinner. The rest of it I made up
all myself, out ot mv own head. .y .
-X^ulfus.-
WHERE" LILIES CROW
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SNOWY FIELDS OF WHITE PETALS
IN ISLES WHERE NO SNOW
FALLS.', j. .
THE EASTER TRADE-IN BUDS.
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BERMUDA FURNISHESO SILVER
ENOUGH FOR ALMOST, ALL THE
WORLD. > b
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"LILY FEVER" TO iBE FEARED.
"LILY FEVER" TO BE FEARED.
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These Beautiful Flowers Are Merely
Regarded as a ••Crop" on Their
Native Heath.
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Bermuda is the place beyond all oth-
Bermuda is the place beyond all oth
ers to "Consider the lilies, how they
grow." Whether they are Indigenous
to the soil or not, they are certainly
acclimated, and under the sunny skies
and gracious air of that island, "where
falls not hail nor any snow," they re
spond to rather indifferent culture in
a manner to make the Northern grow
er mad with envy.
With U3 one stately row of stalks is
a preciou* possession; they are the
aristocrats of our garden. In Bermuda
they are a crop, like potatoes or onions.
and whole fields lie like drifted snow
with their masses of white bloom.
These fields are not indeed very large,
being for the most part mere dimples
in the coral ridge, of which the islands
are formed, averaging not more than
half an acre in area. But in these lit
tle depressions the thin soil becomes
richer by the washings from the slopes,
and the bulbs flourish accordingly.
They are planted in rows and cultivat
ed much like potatoes, the weeds being
kept down by a crude implement called
by courtesy a hoe.- It looks as if it
belonged to the stone age. It is inter
esting to note with what precision
the bulbs advertise the condition of the
soil, the plants becoming pale and
shrunken as Soon as they begin to
climb the slope.
To come upon one of these little fields
at night, as it lies white under the soft
splendoi of a Bermuda moon, trench
ing the air with perfume, while no
sound is heard save the ring of hoofs
on the coral is like getting a glimpse of
paradise. One feels that the Vale of
Cashmere, "with its roses the sweet
est that earth ever viewed." were as
nothing compared with i the snowy
beauty of these lilies. All the vague,
sweet dreams of youth, all its visions
of beauty thrill into consciousness in
that languorous, sensuous air.
But by garish day the. magic -fades
a little. Whether it is .the commercial
spirit in which they are grown which
robs them of sentiment,- or whether it
is merely that they are so common,
they certainly are not so delightful as
one might imagine. The perfume is
really a little rank; the stalks are
short, robbing the plant of its stateli-
A GROUP OF EASTER HATS. n*ft.*3**a
ness, and the texture of the petals is
not so rich and creamy as those grown
in our own country. It is thinner and
inclines to a calico quality.- Moreover,
grown in such large quantities, they
produce during their blossoming a mal
ady known as "lily fever;'.' in consider
ation of which, let the individual with
but one row of stalks be content and
think on his blessings. -
At first the commercial value of this
crop lay entirely in the bulbs, which
were shipped to other . countries in
great quantities. But in these, later
years a new industry has sprung up;
the blossoms themselves are success
fully sent everywhere. ■ - The United
States gets the most of them, though
vast quantities of them are sent to
England, and even the Australia^
Easter is brightened by them.
It must have been American spirit
which,, suggested this, new enterprise.
Of course, the Bermudan, with char
acteristic . English conservatism* strong
ly opposed it on the ground that it was
a rank innovation and wotild ruin the
bulb trade. As became the descend
ants of the old Saxon "Wltenagemote,
COVERED
WITH
HUMOR
When I was thirteen years old I began to Lave
■ore eyes and ears, and from my ears a humor
spread. I doctored with five different skilful
doctor-?, but they did mo no good. My disease
was Ecxema. By this tlmo it had gone all over
my, head, lace, and body. Nobody thought I
would live, and would not have but forCimcunA
KKMEniKi". I used four boxes of Cuticiika,
five cakes of CuncnnA tiOAP. and three bottles
of Cuticuha Khsolvent. My hair all came out
at that time, but now It is so thick I can hardly
comb It. I am sixteen years old, weigh 130
pounds, and am perfectly well.*
Miss lItEAN GttANDEL, Clayton, N. Y.
«nn-.■"uT.F•'"■ *f"TMJSKT.-WBrrt blthl with Cv-
m«n .£?*J!,M*'Jn,le^PXl,raitlon' °- Cbtkwba (oint-
ZSSSf 8?A,:,,/?n,le aJ,JPl"**'M«n« ol On-nct-KA (oint
ment), and mild dose* of Cotiobba B«soLrajcTlKre»teßt
of humor cures. '**
Bn.°ld ,t.hroajr,hout »he world- Price, Cdtiooba, OTc.i
Soap. l>o.i lUSOI.VBHT. «tc. and »1. Fotteb Dkuo
*""£»«»-• Corp., Hole Propi., Boiton. ™l""i UKVa
mr " How to Cure Every Skin Humor," mailed free.
- ' ' SS3
they held an assembly and .drew up
they held an assembly and .drew up
what Uncle Remus would cfi.ll a "per-
amble wid some wharf in it," set-
ting forth the dangers of such a course
and remonstrating with their erring
brothers. Meanwhile, as the bulb men
talked, the bud men kept on packing,
and Easter alters all over the country
'were glorified with the beauty of Ber
muda lilies.
These buds are picked while they are
still quite green, and are packed in
cube-shaped boxes holding about two
1 dozen stalks each. Some of these box
i es are furnished with frames similar
j to those used in packing eggs, so that
each stalk Is kept separate. There is
little advantage in this, however, and
for the most part the buds are snugly
| packed with a sprinkling of a kind of
j seaweed closely resembling the coarse
! moss of our bogs. This seaweed is
I kept in water and wrung out as it is
j used, and keeps the buds damp. Be
j fore packing each case is lined with a
I large sheet of paper, the ends of which
| are long enough to fold over the buds
; after the box is packed. A printed slip
| of directions is invariably packed in
] side each case, the first line of which
strongly reminds one of the Celtic
: signboard warning travelers that "This
j ford Is dangerous when this board is
j out of sight." For these directions in
j struct the receiver to put the box, be
! fore opening, into a dark, cool place
| for a time, and then to open it care
j fully. As the box must be opened be
j fore the advice is available, its value
jis slightly impaired. . '
WHAT A AVESTERN GIRL DOES.
A New Phase of an Old Profes
sion.
"Fancy what a shock I had last week,"
said vivacious Miss 8., who had been visit-
ing In a large Western city; "and yet it wts
rather nice, you know. '
"The people I was stopping with are rail-
road kings— always travel in a private car,
step over to Europe with less effort than New
Yoikers make in going to Brooklyn, and all
that. Well, the day after my arrival they
gave me a tea, and the prettiest girl in the
room was a red-haired creature, with a ravish-
ing figure, and a gown which fitted worlds
better than mine. I was immensely taken with
her, and we chattted, and she was jolly and
clever and most fascinating. Finally, as we
were drinking tea together, the butler offered
mo some cake a blowaway, melt-in-your-
mouth concoction of sugar and chocolate ut
terly delicious.
"1 said at once b had never tasted anything
so delicate, whereupon the beauty calmly re-
marked:
" 'I'm glad you like It; I made It.'
"I thought she was joking. .
" 'Why, you ore, not a relation, are you?"
I asked. ;
" 'No,' she said, with a little laugh; I must
have looked, bewildered. 'No, I am a profes
sional cook, I make almost all the fancy
desserts and cake for the swell set here.' And
it was true.
"She belonged to a poor family, good enough
■as to birth, the father incapable of earning
much, and as she grew up it became necessary
to do something. She liked cooking, and be
gan with this sugar cake, making it occa
sionally for a few friends. When I met her
she was on the top round, had two rooms at
the back of the house, with a telephone, an
assistant cook and errand boy, and bought her
flour and sugar and things at wholesale.
"The remarkable thing was that she remain
ed the intimate friend of these rich girls with
• whom she had gone to school, dressed better
than a good many of them, and, after making
the cakes and creams for a big reception,
would dress and go and eat her own wares.
■; " 'It used to sound vey droll,* she said,
'when my hostess would call through the tele
phone: "Oh, Betty, dear; can you send me
two quarts of biscuit Tortonl for dinner to
morrow night?" and "Betty, if you are going
to the dance Friday, I'll take you up in the
carriage." But, you know, it seemed rather
nice, too.'
THE WINNING LETTER.
THE WINNING LETTER.
Mrs. Gilmour Tells Hon Par a Wo-
man May Go to Encourage a Man.
As this is leap year the New York Herald
offered a prize of $100 for the best answer to
tho question "How far may a woman go to
encourage a man to propose marriage?" The
letter which won the prize was written by a
Mrs. Gilmour, of Brooklyn, who protests that
the wisdom is a matter of theory, and not the
result ot experience. Here is the winning
letter: .- '
How . far may a woman go to encourage a
man to propose?
Just as far as these lines state; by one who
really knows.
Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived,
says of a good woman:— "Her price Is far
above rubles." Certainly, from his extraor
dinary and extensive experience with. the sex,
I should consider him competent to pass judg
ment.
We will presume that you are a "good,
womanly" woman, such as he describes, and
that you are desirous of approaching a man
on the subject of matrimony; that you are
anxious to Induce him to propose.
First— Select the man on whom you Intend
to bestow the privilege of your attention, note
his behavior and general conduct, and then,
If you deem him worth the winning, hold fast
to him. We are strictly enjoined to "Hold
fast to that which Is good."
: Second— ln your after companionship with
him bear in mind the fact that you are a
woman of great price, "far above rubies," and
you will never compromise yourself by any
indecorousness of speech or manner. '. •
' Seek his society in such a manner that he
is not cognizant of being sought after; be
bright and cheerful in his presence, sympa
thize with him In his troubles, stimulate him
to best efforts In his business affairs, cheer
him when he Is despondent and encourage him
to confide in you.
Dress becomingly for him, but never gaud
ily. : When he is absent from you write him
a few interesting, chatty letters, wherein, If
you are an adept in the art, you can weave
a few insinuating expressions, which may
work wonders, "The pen is mightier than
the sword." y<y"
Above all else, prove yourself a good lis
tener. If he monopolizes three-thirds of the
conversation, you will have the more chance
to study his character, for "out of the abun-
dance of the heart the mouth spcaketh." I
guarantee that you will get in your thirds In
the sweet by and by. ; - *■''-•
I should scarcely advise your treating him
to specimens of your cookery. His mother
might excell in the culinary art. Moreover,
it was an uncooked apple with which Mother
JSve beguiled Adam. Of the righteousness
of tha^ transaction I shall sa/ nothing; of
the success everything, in that she moulded
Adam to her will. .Time enough to "feed. the
brute" when Tou have to do so; then feed
him to your heart's content, and feed. him
well.
-. ; If you are making any progress with him
accord him trifling familiarities, which may
be , Increased in ' proportion to his affability
and. his interest In. you. Your womanly in-
tuition Should by this time enable you id
2 SPE dfftk A&&. FULL SIZE ■
,500 Gingham Aprons
JUST OPENED UP AT
JUST OPENED UP AT
& CO.,
And Go Tomorrow at 10 Cents Eaofi
find Go Tomorrow at io cents EaoJ.
Misses' Extra Long Fast Black Hose, seamless, sizes from 6to jfln
9%, at Habighorst & Co., tomorrow at, per pair ; . . . ' "
Merrimac Prints, best quality, at Habighorst & Co., tomorrow, at, Ql „
- per yard. j O qC
Allen Foulard Diess Prints, best quality, tomorrow at Habighorst A „
& Co. for, per yard Z nrt?
Renfrew or Lancaster Dress and Apron Ginghams at Habighorst C _
& Co. tomorrow at, per yard *........ ** **
Extra Fine Shantong Pongee tomorrow at, -7/
per yard. < /2C
Pique and Duck, in plain colors, figured or striped, at Habighorst 71 _
& Co. tomorrow at, per yard / j>C?
Extra Fine Yard-Wide Percale at Habighorst & Co. tomorrow, per Tl
Extra Fine Yard-Wide Percale at Habighorst & Co. tomorrow, per "77
yard ' H /2C
46-Inch Fine All-Wool Henrietta and Serge, good 50c value, to- nn
morrow at Habighorst & Co., per yard Z&C „ ,
36-Inch Wool Brocade Mohair, in black or colors, tomorrow at 10
36-Inch Wool Brocade Mohair, in black or colors, tomorrow at to ' *
Habighorst & Co. at, per yard. '. IOC
Jamestown Dress Plaids, regular 5Cc; tomorrow at Habiqhorst n C
Jamestown Dress Plaids, regular SQc; tomorrow at Habighorst ntZ~
& Co. at, par yard " ; ZOC
Jamestown Black and White Stripe and Plaid Dress Goods, regu- 70
lar SOc grade; tomorrow at Habighorst & Co. at, per yard. . . 'oC
Black Sateen, warranted fast black, tomorrow at Habighorst & £}
Co. at, per yard , O C
La Belle Crepon; you've been paying 12}4cfor them. Tomorrow 71
at Habighorst & Co. for, per yard. /2C
ST. PAUL AGENCY FOR IMPERIAL PATTERNS.
CATALOGUES AND FASHION SHEETS NOW (N.
CORNER SEVENTH £!ND WACOUTA.
judge whether or not you have found favor
in his sight and to act accordingly. "Be ye
wise as serpents, but harmless as doves."
Should there spring up between you a mu
tual regard, treat him to some of those
dainty feminine touches which are indescrib
able, not because they are womanly or
wrong, but because their language is mute
and sacred to the two persons most con
cerned.
Do not always agree with him; it is some
times wiser to agree to disagree.
If you have a spark of wit in your nature
you ought by this time to have made your
self so necessary to his existence that he will
miss you sadly when absent, and will begin
to realize that "It's not good for man to be
alone.'"
Though all progresses well, draw the line
at promiscuous osculation. Never permit
him to kiss you; that is the privilege of the
engaged. But since the Apostle says, "Greet
ye one another with an holy kiss," you might
vouchsafe him just one — some night at part
ing, perhaps. But if he attempts to return
it do not permit it. Tell him "It's more
blessed to give than to receive."
Finally, you might inform him that you
can put him in the way of finding a "good
thing," and refer him to the eighteenth chap
ter of Proverbs, the twenty-second verse.
If he be a manly sort of fellow, and cares any
thing for you, he will doubtless follow the ex
hortation of the prophet, and thus find favor
with you and the Lord.
Should your innate modesty, rebel some
what at this suggestion you may console
yourself by remembering that it is indeed
your leap year privilege.
If you are the dear, womanly, nestling creat
ure you ought to be, he must have proposed
long ago. If he has not, discard him, for either
he is not worthy of you or you are not "en
rapport" with him.
In that case try again.
BICYCLE HINTS.
The Lntest Invention Ik Indi»i»ensn-
hle to the Proficient Rider.
Special Correspondence to the Globe.
NEW YORK, April Now that we aro
fairly launched into the spring season and
may naturally look for bright and sunny
days, our bicycles will be brought out and
given an extra shine and altogether made
ready for long spins far out into the country.
Then comes the momentous question of
what to wear. One always wants the smart
est and newest costumes to be had while at
the same time the suit must be thoroughly
useful as well as ornamental. For instance,
it is wiser to have a coat for bicycling that
one can wear for walking with any other
skirt if required instead of one that can only
be worn to look well with the short skirt.
It is with this presentiment that I request
you, my readers, to "lend me your ears" and
I will describe a most ingenious inven
tion in the form of a "deml-dividend cycling
skirt designed and made by Redfern. Let me
begin by stating that this same skirt has be
come wonderfully popular already, both at
home and abroad and has undoubtedly cast
a big shadow over all other skirts not to
mention "bloomers."
Our first sketch this week represents the
front view of this garment which has every
appearance of a plain walking skirt with the
only difference of being somewhat shorter.
The division is at the back and defies detec
tion when walking, and when seated on the
wheel falls gracefully on each side, the little
coat worn In this instance is the kind I have
already suggested as being the most useful
to be worn with any skirt for ordinary use.
Here it Is . composed of, a dark . tan . cloth
matching the skirt. It has an under collar of
the same- shade -and an over -one of white
cloth, the 'effect ot which is exceedingly .be
coming both to blondes and brunettes. A
turned-up sailor hat with a brown wing
adorns this fair rider's head.
Another charming suit for this pastime Is
shown In the second illustration, and com
prises a black and white check tweed. The
skirt shows pleats down either side, strapped .
across at intervals all the way with white ;
bands, while a belt of the same also keeps
the little double-breasted coat compact. The •
revers, too, are of the white cloth finished
with three rows of narrow black braid at the
edge. For the warmer weather "duck" suits
will be au fait for cycling by reason of their
being so delightfully light and cool.
WHEN MONEY IS SCARCE.
A Gown Useful for Most Occasions,
Trimmed With Taffeta.
A black woolen gown is always a
useful gown, and there are many ways
of brightening up these sober gowns.
For a middle-aged woman they are
fashioned with a full plain skirt, lined .
with black silk.
• The fitted-coat bodice has short
basques at the back and side laid in
small flat plaits at each seam at the
waist line, while the open fronts are
pointed and turned back in revers of
the woolen material stitched around
the edge. The full taffeta vest haa a
black ground, over which are scattered
double petunias. The collar band is
made of the. taffeta, with a jabot of
accordion-plaited black chiffon at the
back. The gigot sleeve has a silk cuff.
When these gowns are made for young
women they have round bodices, with
Eton jacket fronts, which are edged
with stitching and open on a vest of
cerise, old rose taffeta or green miroir ."
velvet, which is put in full with * the
lower edge drawn under the wide ' belt» i
or allowed to droop on it, as Is most*-''
becoming to the wearer. The plain
collar band of cloth has a turn-over
collar to match the vest. The leg-of
mutton sleeves are untrimmed."
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