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cuffs and collar of heavy Irish ,lace
and is slightly held x in by a bias sash with a flat bow. dords and tassels are used on both front and back of this coat. A blue duvetine is made with an inverted pleat in the front of the narrow skirt to give it the re quisite fullness at the waist and hips. The tunic is straight, coming-just below the hips and having a side pleating of the goods at the bottom. The coat is a cutaway box with sleeves gathered into a rather wide cuff. This gown is worn With ,a - net blbuse and must "be seen on a tall, slender girl to show its greatest merit r-. O O-. r. NEW YORK LETTER By Norman. New Yorkran. 28. Ever since' the, Cafe de u Opera Darrea-gems' not m evening attire and" ""subsequently busted, hotel nd restaurant pro prietors have had a great dread of drawing any such line between sheep and goats. Which explains ah experience a man from the "West had at the new est, biggest and gorgeoiisest of Man hattan's caravans eries. The man, whonrwe will call Blobbs, because that is not' Tais "name, came to town on a business trip;, bringing no soup-and-fish scenery with him. The firsti "evening he was, in New York he asked a business associate to dine with, fiim. Blobbsf desiring to. ; bestow the once-over on whatever of pulchritude might be: on view in the magnificent main dining-room of the Hotel, de signed to take his Iriend into that very room for dinner. But, having ah idea that there might be some re striction as to attire, he, called the desk on the 'phone from his room. "Does jone have to wear evening clothes to eat jh the main dining room?" he asked. . . . "Oh, no," replied the clerk. "Noth ing like that!" So Blobbs and friend went straieht i into- the main diningroom-and were shooed straight- out again by the head waiter, who told them they couldn't eat in there,, "because they weren't accompanied by ladies." After they had, eaten in the grill, Blobbs and his friend returned to the main diningroom just to have a peek at its, glories and its dam.es. . They be held numerous gents, utterly with out ladies all, it was noted, . in even ing togs. . ' Sb Blobbs returned to his room, again called the desk on the 'phone, reminded the clerk otwhat he had been told, and told him what he had just seen. "Ndw on the level," de manded Blobbs;'"wasn't I barred out because I was'n'tuin evening clothes andiJot because, there were no ladies in "my party?" Yes?'. admitted the clerk, "that's really ; it.- ;Bu: what-the head waiter ought "to have done was to tell you that allithej tables., were taken, in stead osayi arising about either ladies or-evenfeg-ctot6es." , Blobbs hasn't ifiecided yet whose fabrication he tefgjrs, the head waiter's or the clerJjjsv -o-rfl-i , . "aiotfjer.jB.eetle Billy, what are you doing there? Billy Beetle It's all right, ma, I'm only Keeping the :place for the pro fessor until he comes back. i-'. !