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EDITED BY MISS M. R. SHERWOOD
THE TIMES : SEPTEMBER 23, 1918
Copyright, 1918. by Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.
We are engaged in the serious undertaking of
making the world a place fit to live -in, and bending
all of our energle to the task."
And we are going to win the war, that Is certain.
And after the war the world will be very much
more worth while.
But shall we still have with us the man who
rocks the boat, the grinning clown who "didn't know
11 "aH loaaea uie gun ne urea at tne bahy ana all
ffn-it jU r jf tne crew of so-called "practical jokers"? Impractical
numbskulls, I call them.
One of these persons of ungovernable high spirits has Just been sen
tenced to a year in the county Jail. Under the laws of the state he couldn't
be given more under the charge he was tried upon. But a human life paid
for his foolish pranks, and yes, he is a grown man, 'over draft age," no
At the bathing beach a crowd of batheic were splashing about In the
salt water, the ocean breeze beginning to fng in the first ripples of the
oncoming time. A woman with her companions was( romping among the
waves, when she felt her foot caught suddenly. She screamed, sank in the
water, was rescued with difficult-, but died of fright before she could be
laid upon the dry sands. A man had grasped her foot, as a 1nke
No skill could restore her she had as surely been killed as if the hand
mac graspea ner naa snot her through the heart with a pistol killed by
,..e nser-enaing, ever-iiourisning, vacantly-grinning practical joker.
"Killed by fright," said the coroner's Jury. "Killed by fright," said
the jury. "Sentenced to a year in jail," said the judge.
Miss Elinor Painter of this city is
the guest of Mrs. Samuel Shaw at
her, summer home in Redding for a
few1 days. !
Mrs. Elmer Beardsley returned from
Meriden Friday where she spent a few
days as the guest of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Lattin of Hartford
were guests In town yesterday.
Mrs. Charles I. Crosby received a
letter from "Dick" Barlow who is act
ing secretary of a Foreign branch of
the Comfort club of this city that has
been organized among the members of
the 102nd Ambulance company. He
says all the boys with the 102nd Am
bulance now in France now in France
are well. Mothers or Bridgeport will
no doubt welcome the good news
They Can Bo Taught
In another city, far and away across the country for the foolish bab
bler exists everywhere a man levelled a revolver at the head of a girl of
twelve. It was dusk and she was walking slowly home, along the plteas
r.nt country road, singing as sho went The chill of cold metal on her tem
ple, the dark form coming out of the dusk, startled the child and she fell in
a spasm. Nothing could calm her from one paroxysm into another she
passed until she died. .
This time there was a coroner's Inquest, but no trial by Jury or Judge,
"Frightened to death," was the verdict of all the country round about
but the rural heart is over tender to th"e hobble -de-hoy joker.
The torment of the nerves, the pi tiless onslaught upon tender sensi
bilities, these are unknown to the peo pie who do not see what goes on
around them--do not understand what sensitive natures feel and know.
It is true that people can't be made good by the law, but they can
be taught something.
The Right Beginning
In the states where there Is a heavy penalty for pointing even an un
loaded gun at any person, a beginnin g has been made toward teaching
people the real nature of the formerly held innocent amusement of "scaring
people out of their wits."
I think the whole practical Joke attitude and practice should be sub
dued early In life as soon as the baby Jumps out at some one from behind
the door. The baby, mind you, would never do it if he did not see some
bigger baby try the same scare game.
It may be I am getting over serious about the survival of the unfittest
among all created beings but I loathe them and can't excuse them or their
ways, and I am sure all thinking persons sympathize with me when It comes
to the "practical Joker."
But are there so many persons who do not think?
A wedding of simplicity yet attrac
tive took place Saturday afternoon
when Miss Matilda Alberta Johnson
become the bride of Dewitt Converse
Ramsay of Bostoa, Mass. Miss John
son is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Albert Johnson of 633 Laurel avenue.
The wedding ceremony was performed
by Rev. Alfred Goldsborough at the
home of the bride's parents.
After a luncheon Mr. and Mrs.
Ramsay left for an automobile wed
ding tour through ' the Berkshires.
After their return they will be at
home at 116 Midland avenue.
- Miss Frances I. FitzRoy, daughter
of Robert FitzRoy of 70 Edna street
became the bride of Joseph James
Musante on Saturday evening at the
rectory of St. Paul's Episcopal church
The bride was attired in fa , pretty
traveling suit of gray with velvet hat
to match. Her sister Miss Jennie
FitzRoy was the bridesmaid and wore
dark blut suit with hat to match.
Fred Musante. was the best man.
After a luncheon the couple left
on a honeymoon and on their return
to this, ciV will be at home at 40
Edna street where the groom nas
built an attractive new cottage. Both
people are vevy well known in this
city. Mr. Musvnte is connected with
fruit concern which bears his
William H. Ingersoll, national chair
man of the four-minute men is ex
pected to stop in this city on his way
to V'aterbury. and will he the guest
of William V. Dee, local chairman of
the four-minute men. They will dis
cuss plans for the coming convention
proposed to be held sometime in Oc
POOR JIAN'S FRUIT CAKE
Two cupfuls seeded raisins, 1 tablespoon lard or butter, 1 cupful water,
i cupful sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon. 1-4 teaspoon cloves, 1-3 teaspoon nut
meg, x teaspoon eoda, pinch of salt, 2 cupfuls flour, 1-2 teaspoon of baking
uiBreuiems except tne nour and baking powder to
getner in a double boiler for three minutes. When cold add the flour and
lfllrlne nnrcHiip anrl Kiba 1 n i a
" wans i a. biuw u c ii i u i -quarters 01 an nour to an
' WAR CAKE (Original)
une cup molasses, 2 tablespoons lard, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 package mince
meat loroKen line), 1 cup raisins, 2 cups boiling water. Let all boil together
about five minutes, let cool and add 1 heaping teaspoon soda dissolved in a
very little hot water and flour enough to make a stiff batter, bake one
hour in a slow oven before opening the oven to try if it is firm enough
Lse two small bread tins or one deep square cake tin. More fruit and nuts
can be used, and it makes a nice, rich fruit cake; can also be made with
syrup or brown sugar, and if not all used up as cake can be steamed over
and used as a pudding with whipped cream,
SPICED OATMEAL CAKES
Take 1 1-2 cups of flour, 1-2 cup ccoked oatmeal, 1-4 cup sugar, 1-4
cup raisins, 1-4 teaspoon soda, 1-2 teaspoon baking powder, 1-2 teaspoon
cinnamon, i taorespoons putter or lard, 1-4 cup molasses. Heat the mo
lasses and butter or lard to boiling. Bake in muffin pans for 20 minutes,
RICE AND OAT BISCUIT
Rice flour B0 per cent, ground oats 50 per cent, 1 cup ground oats,
1 cup ric? flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 6 teaspoons baking powder, 3 tablespoons
lat, 1 cup or liquid. Silt tne dry materials together. Work in the fat well
Combine liquid and dry materials, handling lightly. Shape as -a biscuit
and bake in a hot oven. Grind your oats in a meat grinder,
Three cups white flour, 2 cups rye (or barley) flour, 1 teaspoon soda.
1 teaspoon salt, 1-4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1-4 teaspoon gmger, 3 tablespoon
butter, 1 cup sour milk, and 1 cup molasses. Fry in very hot fat.
The New Clothes
of 104 Pembroke street. Sergeant
Tetreau is stationed at Cornell college,
Mrs. Peter Rivers of 145 Oak street
had her sister, Mrs. Ralph Lyman of
Boston for her home guest for the
past few days. '
The members of the .Stratfjeld aux
iliary of th Red Cross met in the
school house in Stratfield at 2 oclock
FAMOUS WOMEN. "
To Parents and Teachers Get
Your Children to Read This
- Instructive Daily Feature.
Societies of Fairfield county con
nected with the New-Haven branch, of
the Women's Board; of Missions will
hold their annual meeting in the Con
gregational church in Stamford, to
morrow, Sept. 24. There will be a
morning and afternoon session. Prom
inent speakers have been asked to ad
dress the women. -
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Hawley of
260 Park avenue are touring through
New England? .
Hero was a priestess of Ventis at
Sestis, on the coast of Thrace." She
saw Leander, a., youth of Abydos, at
a festival in honor of Venus and
Adonis at Sestos and. they fell vio
lently in love with each other. The
sacred office of Hero, and the "opposi
tion of her relatives. - however, pre
vented their marriage. Love is above
such small obstacles. ; however, and
eyery night Leander swam across the
Hellespont,' guide'i by a torch placed
by Hero in'.her. tower. At length her
lover perished one night Jn the at
tempt to swim to her, and .Hero, while
waiting. -for 'him, saw his lifeless body
thrown by the . waves at the foot of
her tower. In her desperation, she
sprang from the tower, on the corpse
Comfortable Sensible Shoes a .:
Prime Requisite or
The Famous Spanish -Prima Donna.)
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sanfbrd and
two daughters, Dorothy and Mildred
of' Hartford, are the guests of Mrs.
Fred Card at her home on Hayes St.
A wedding of interest to special
circles took place on Saturday in
Greenwich when Miss Isabel McCord
became the bride of Charles M. Cole
of this city. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Oliver Huckel, pastor
of the Greenwich Congregational
church. The wedding was quiet and'
simple and only the immediate fami
lies were present. Mr. and Mrs. Cole
left In the evening on st wedding tour
and will be at home at the Strat
field after the middle of October.
The Red Cross auxiliary of the
Southern New England Telephone ex
change will meet tonight for the sec
ond time this season. The members
of the auxiliary have Miss Susan Ir
win, matron at the company in charga
of the telephone auxiliary, and Mrs.
L. C. Daniels as secretary. During
the winter season they will help make
surgical dressings and refugee garments.
SOME days ago'I
boarded a street
car on which
served an unusually-
h an d s o me
"c o n ductorette".
She was the tall
deep chested and
strong '"" featured.
N e v e r t h e,l ess
there : was -something,
in her pos
ture that was un-
ome unbalancing of figure
spoil Nature's generous gift to her.
I gazed at her curiously for a few
minutes and wondered about her.
Soon we came to the end of the line
of Leander, and was kill by the fall.fand e walked down the length of
tne car to snirt the position , of the
coin box. Then I understood.
For this tall Amazon of a woman
was perched on a pair of high-heeled
pumps and the heels were worn down
on each side. Consequently she
didn't walk she .ambled like a .lame
steed instead of walking erect like a
Shoos Spoiled Her Carriage
Here wasa woman who absolutelv
"spoiled hef , carriage, her figure and
tne general lovely ensemble which she
would otherwise have presented, sim
ply by hobbling herself with wrong,
ugly shoes. She is by no means typ
ical' of women conductors or of work
ing women, for women with such ab
surd ideas about footgear are mimer
ous in othwr walks of life.
How few women realize the tre
mendous importance shoes play, nfct
only in governing their health, but in
affecting the impression of beauty
which they try to convey ! '
Once I heard an old-fashioned wo
man say that a lady is known by her
gloves and her shoes. It is only the
seeker after cheap attractiveness who
devotes all her thoughts to selecting
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stanley of 174
Calhoun avenue are rejoicing over the
arrival of a nine poung baby boy born
at St. Vincent's hospital. Mother and
baby are doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schultz en
tertained at their home on Stoehr's
place for over the week-end Mr. and
Mrs. Stephen Theadald Ifrom New
Mrs. Frances Bediger of 425 Park
avenue has returned from a pleasant
motor trip through Massachusetts and
BARRELS AND BAGS
Private Arthur E. Coley who is a
ember of the Medical corps at the
Allingtown hospital, New Haven, is
spending a short furlough with his
mother, Mrs. Edna Coley of Colora
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Cummings
of 2455 Main street are entertaining
Dr. Joseph Cummings of Hartford at
Miss Edith Ludin and Miss Grace
Sykes of Lee avenue are enjoying a
short vacation with Mrs. Frank Reid
of Chatham, New York.
Sergeant and Mrs. O. L. Tetreau of
Oakland, California, now of Ithaca,
N. Y., spent a week with their cou
sins, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Clift
15 HOUBS A DAY
SUITS WITH HALF FITTED JACKETS
One or tne suits shown is brown cloth with a gloveskin finish. The
skirt Is narrow. The jacket one-half length and curves in at the waist
line. Long narrow collar. Long sleeves, button trimmed. Slit pocket
Anotner in ngnt tan also has a narrow skirt. The jacket reaches almost
to the kneeline and the bottom is irre gular. The single breasted fronts
round off on the bottom and form pockets, the bottom back is bread pass
lng over on the hips, the side back is long and pointed. Notched collar.
Long sleeves. ...
FULL LENGTH COAT, BACK GATHERED IX
A coat of brown c loth ; the front Is straigHt, the back la gath
ered in to a straight yoke; each side of the back from the yoke
is a broad box pleat. At the normal waistline Is . belt, -passing t
ndcr the pleats and disappearing under the fronts. Long broad
tiawl collar of seaL " Long sleeves, deep cuffs. A second model
Is slightly full and belted. Beaver shawl collar. Long sleeves.
Simulated crescent shape pockets. .
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WRAPS IN CAPE AND COAT STILES
Among the wraps is one of black plush in a cape style. It is full
three-quarter length with "the shoulders fitted and the nottom wide and fall
ing In ripples. The neck and fronts are outlined with a broad stole. The
stole and bottom is finished with long chenille fringe. . A coat of purple
duvetyn is made in two pieces, seamed on the long wide sleeves. The back
and front are both plain and hang straight, the side seams are full and
draped In loops. Large pockets trimmed with round corner straps. Fox
neck piece. '..'
HAT OF GOLD LACE AND BLACK VELVET
A large. hat is made with the right side lace and the left Mack
velvet. Thee rown Is Equare and the brim woa& rolling on the
left. Right over the center of the crown where the lacet and velvet
Join is a wreath cl colored silk flowers. Another model has a
square crown made of narrow double faced blue and black rib
bon with a gold edge, the ribbon placed on so that the' black tihows "
at the base and. top. Hip broad brim is black with threads, of gold
t lace through the edge. At the base of the crown is a wreath of
small colored silk, velvet and metal flowers.
Fringe of wool Is made, to resemble ostrich and ostrich is made to re-
iemble wool, but the most novel offering is called toothbrush fringe. It
Is said to be far better looking than- its extremely odd name would indi
Marvelous Story of Woman's
Change from Weakness
. to Strength by Taking
Pern, Ind. " I suffered from a dis
placement with backache and dragging
down pains so
badly that at times
I could not be on
my feet and it did
not seem as though
1 could stand iu , l
any benefit and
told me nothing1
but an operation
would do me any
good. My drug-
E'st told me of
ydia E. Pink-
Compound. I took
it with the result
Vint T nmnowwp.ll
"l and strong. I get
up in therparningatfouro'clock, do my
housework, then go to a factory and work
all day, come home and get supper and
feel good. I don't know how many cf
my friends I have told what Lycua
Pinkham's Vegetabla Compound has
done for me. "Mrs. Anna Mbtseiano,
36 West 10th St, Peru, Ind.
Women who suffer from any sucn ail
ments should not fail to try this famous
root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound.
Connecticut Defense Council
Sends Out Letter Authorizing
Movement Gives Figures on
Waste Calls .Upon Dealers,
Producers and Consumers to
Help. ' ;- , :
A movement to save barrels, boxes,
bags and other containers used in the
marketing of farm produce has been
authorized by the Connecticut State
Council of Defense as a conservative
measure to help in the winning of the
war. Letters have been sent to fill o-
cal agencies of the State Council in
forming them Ojf the vote and request
ing appropriate iicuou.
The council's communication fol
lows : .
"One of the forma of waste In con
nection with marketing of farm prod
uce Is the destruction of barrels, boxes,
bags and other containers used by the
producers In marketing sue l crops.
Under present conditions the prices of
containers have increased until this
waste Is costing the State hundreds of
thousands of dollars. One center alone
estimates that the producers In the im
mediate neighborhood spent for pack
ages last year not less than 5100,000.
It is becoming difficult to buy at any
price certain . containers. Last year
many of the market gardeners were
greatly Inconvenienced in marketing
their produce. Conditions are worse
this year than last
"This situation has been brought to
the attention of the council by several
of the Market Garden Associations
throughout the state. It has been thor
oughly investigated by our Division of
Commercial Economy, and In accord
ance with Its report and after discus
sion the council has passed the fol
lowing vote :
' 'VOTED, That the council call
upon all dealers, producers and con
sumers of farm produce as a patriotic
duty to co-operate in the preservation
for re-use of containers, and to that
end recommend that wherever prac
tical a specific rebate be allowed for
the return of such containers by pur
chasers, and that in particular com
munities organized effort be, made to
prevent the destruction and insure the
re-use of containers not so returned,
and Jhat the council direct the war bu
reaus of the state to take appropriate
action to carry out the purposes here
To, save laundry work use neat
white- patterne'd oil or enamelled cloth
for children's able and pafler nap
kins, on extra occasions ' white lace
I use fancy j wide-mouthed corrugat
ed olive -bottles for hatpins always
put a little cotton batting or crushed
tissue paper - in bottoms., to prevent
blunting the' ends of pins.
Always put " naner covers on bor
rowed books and cut small picttures
from magazines for .bookmarks. '
Use the rubber from discarded syr
inges or hot' water bottles to stand
flower pots and flower vases on', sav
ing window sills and furniture from
Tou will find'' the government
stamped envelopes . sold at all post
offices cheaper and handier than buy
ing envelopes and stamps separately.
Can be bought in different sizes and
shapes. ' ,
When your sheets get thin and
worn in center tear open, before they
go' into holes ,and sew the two sel
vage edges together an'i hem the
If you have a "handy man" or boy
around the house have him put a pole
in your clothes closet and use garment
hangers. The clothes are kept in bet
ter condition. One can get more into
a closet and see at a glance what is
wanted without mussing everything.
When papering walls of a small
room avoid a large figured or a dark
paper. A lighter papered room ap
pears larger. . . . '-,'
an attractive hat or a stunning frock, i
The' woman who is interested in the
refinements' of dress has as her chief
concern the cleanliness of her linen,
the neatness of her attire and, last
but not least, the good taste and com
fort of her shoes.
Shoes and Tour Figure.
Tou cannot have a good complexion
if your shoes pinch. Such shoes will
cause redness of the face and the Irrl- t
tability ' that they Inflict on the ner
vous system shows in the wrinkled
forehead and the worried lines about
Tou cannot have a good figure if
your shoes are wrong. Even if you're
a" "perfect 36", you cannot balance
yourself on mis-shapen heels. I can
not speak too strongly of the necessity
for; selecting shoes with the greatest
"possible care. I believe that every
woman's, wardrobe should contain at
least two pairs of shoes, even if it .
contains only one hat.
,:. There should be sensible, low-heeled
broad-soled shoes for walking or
for." working if you stand on your
feet all day. There should be heel-
less slippers or. shoes for indoor wear
at night, when you want to rest your
Of course, high-heeled slippers
and; pumps have their places in the
world of fashion and it does no harm
to wear them for a few hours in
theatres or ball-room. But it is ab
solutely folly to attempt to wear such
shoes if you expect to remain on your
feet all day orse yet is the habit
of some women to wear their half
worn, cast-off evening slippers to
Aside from the indignity which is ,
thus cast on one's daily labors when
one goes to work in a slovenly attire, :
there is a physical injury which may
become serious. Tou cannot work
comfortably in shoes that throw your
whole figure out of balance. Tou
injure your figure, your complexion
and spoil the attractiveness of your,
THE CARE OF SHOES .
. Now that leather E'oods are so cost
ly it will 'repay those who will give a
little extra care in the following man
ner to their shoes:
In the first place always purchase
good shoes. The material, even of the
soles, should be pliable, to insure long
wear; and rubber heels, are indispsn
sible to the longevity of the shoe.
Never use dressings for brown, tan
and russet shoes. The laea that I am
about to pass atone is original with
me, and for three years I have said
nothing else. Use any white soap;
dampen a flannel cloth in soft water
and rub it on the soap till is it pasty
with lather; have the shoes well dust
ed (always use clean, soft .brushes or
cloths) ; with the lathered flannel go
over the whole shoe, rubbing the
soiled places with a gentle circular
motion; now- put on a thick, clean
lather .and let them stand for about
three-fourths of an hour; then 'rub
over with a clean cloth and -polish
with a chamois polisher.
The action of soap upon leather is
superior to any dressing I have ever
used. For white suedes, buckskins,
kids and canvas shoes, us the follow
ing dressing: One cupful white soap,
one teasuoonful cf borax; add enough
boiling water to make a soft, runny
jell; then add 1 teaspoonful of am
monia and enough powdered sand
soap to make a thin paste, and shake
it well, or till it is of a creamy mass.
Suede shoes should be brushed with
a stiff brush . before applying the
paste; with all materials, or leathers,
use a flannel cloth or a sponge. Ap
ply with the circular motion, and
leave the leather well coated till it is
Cry; then dust off and polish; the
edes should be rubbed free of the
paste before they are quite dry, using
a stiff -brush and circular strokes
lilacK snoes snouia tie lauiereu wiui
harness soap, using the same process
as with "the brown' letther, after which
a French dressing may be applied, or
an ordinary dressing with a little
glycerine added is excellent. Watoh
your shoes live long and look like
This nurse In nn American military hospital In France which Is sun
ported by the American Red Cross not merely relieves the bodily suf
fering of her patients, but eases their minds by writing letters home t
their folks. The Surgeon General has called for 1,000 additional .nurse
Herweck to care for American soKliers, -
For a dialed SMn
Over 100,000 people have proven
that nothicEr relieves the soreness like
Sykss Comfort Powder
One box proves its extraordinary healing
power. Fleshy people take notice.
25o at the Vinol and other drug stores
The Comfort Powder Co., Boston, Mass.
WAR EXHIBITS PLANNED.
Connecticut State Council of Defense
to Show What Has Been Done.
Connecticut's contribution to Ameri
ca's war efficiency and power will be
graphically shown at fairs In the state
this fall in an exhibit which Is being
prepared by the Connecticut State
Council of Defense. The main ex
hibit it is now planned, will be shown
at Charter Oak Pa?k. Hartford, and at
the Danbury Fair. During the winter
it will be shown In cities throughout
the state. Smaller exhibits, adapted
particularly to rural districts, will be
shown at two routes of smaller agri
cultural' fairs throughout the state.
Prepartions' for the exhibit are, now
going ' forward rupiuiy uuuer ine ai
rection of the special committee of the
defense council. The official fediiral
government war exhibit has been se
cured for the State Fair at Berlin. '
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Times Want Ads. One Cent a Word.
Dorit use cosmetics
to hide skin trouble
aids poor complexions
If your complexion is rough" red, or
pimply, do"n'fty to cover up the de
fects with cosmetics which do not con
ceal, but usuVly attract attention to the
reason for their use.; -Begin today to
clear your skin with Kesinol Oihtment
and Resinol Soap.v ,' '.; .'- . :: "
This treatment not only cleanses the
skin and enables it to breathe, but
usually removes blotches, redness and
Ask your dealer for itesinol Soap and Ointment.
This concern is using much ostrich in the single ply effects and in
Beautiful fancies, and there are also some handsome imitation aigrettes
employed. For instance, one medium shape with a brim inclined to the
tricorne, is covered in brown panne and trimmed on each side by a large
flaring imitation aigrette fancy also in brown, and widespread over the crown
and side brim.
A high curled ostrich pompon covers the entire tip of a toque of king's
blue velvet with a long whip coming from the center of the pompon and
on the end of this, a little ostrich tip. A gray beaver tip is placed on a
draped navy velvet base of a turban and two rabbit ears of the velvet high
standing on the side.
PHEASANTS TAILS IX TAM
Made of beige duvetyn, is a little tarn on a small cloche brim with a
crown tip inset of caracul, and the trimming consisting of two high pheas
ant tails inset in a bulb of black ostrich at the crown front. With this
is worn a neckpiece of the caracul faced in the duvetyn, the scarf end
passing through a; loop at the back.
Wood color panne is smart for novelty tricornes and one of these is
shown trimmed with ostrich heads of the same color on each side. A Ion'
I sided large shape of navy velvet has a turned back cuff effect on the front)
brim and in this is laid a beige ostrich feather which extend from side to
TRISIJIED VELOURS SELLING
There seems to be an inclination toward the trimmed velour shape
here, and Mr. Finley reports that buyers have bought verey freely 'of these
so far. They are developed in all sorts of embroideries, but perhaps the
most effective is the carpet embroidery of wool. This is used in flowers
and fruits in large effects'around. the crown,' and in deep rich blendings of
colors that are most effective on the dark velours.
POINTED BRIMS FAVORED
Stiff tarns of beaver strip are set on velvet headbands of the sama
color and trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. There are many chenille braids "
in combination with velvet. Georgette in the pastel shades is still used for
facings and much of the beaver strip in color is used to lighten the black
velvet or hatter's plush shape.
, PLUSH AND VELVET
Hatter's plush and Lyon velvet are combined on many of the smart
tailored sailors, the hatter's plush making the hat and the velvet used as
the facing. In other models the beaver strip is used for the facing. Crowna
of heavy tapestry are placed on small soft brims of black velvet and the
brims bound in the tapestry.
WOMEN STUDY BANKING
The classes for instruction in the
higher .branches of banking may be
augmented by a number of young
ladies, if the petition of the female
employes at the First National bank
is granted. The young women think
that they should be allowed to attend,
and the matter has been presented
for the decision of the Bridgeport
Chapter of the American Institute Of
Banking. ' Clinton M. Gardner will de
liver the address tomorrow night at
the regular weekly session, on "The
Cbmparison Between ' Federal and
Grand Trunk Railway's $1B, 900,000
6 per cent three-year notes Issued in
London, were fully subscribed.
AIRPLANES DROP PROPAGANDA
Six airplanes hovered over the city
Saturday afternoon, and dropped fifty
thousand cards in different sections
of the city. The planes arrived abo
four o'clock and one of them fie
to East Side. One plane developed en-'
gine trouble, and the aviator was ob
liged to land at the foofof Bostwick
Most of the cards were dropped at
Seaside Park, and contained a mes
sage to .the women of the city, ask
ing themto enlist In munition work
to relieve men for service in the army.-
Letters from American troops in
France tell of a new name, "Amex."
for the soldiers. It is an abbreviation
of "American Expeditionary Forces."