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ed with tropical palms that being
where palms usually grow.
Evidently the 400 was hungry last
night for the guests at the various
dinners ate so long that it was 10:3C
when the first couple took the floor ta
The morning newspapers describe
some of the costumes in detail, but
for boiled-down Day Book purposes
the toot ensemble consisted of dia
monds, peacock feathers, white and
black tulle, emeralds, low-necked
gowns, quill fans, bare arms, vari-col-ored
stockings, pink, red and yellow
roses, silk, satin, velvet, et cetera.
According to the Examiner "the
Countess Eleanor Gizycka, Mrs. Pat
terson's guest, was a sensation in
emerald green velvet, soft and cling
ing and wonderful. Emeralds caught
it together at the shoulders and it
seemed to have no particular cut, but
to be hung carelessly."
Also "Mrs. W. J. Chalmers wore a
fortune in jewels, the most attractive
being the crown of platinum and dia
monds that was hung over her fore
head and on the side seemed to fade
into her lovely silver hair. Two pearls
and an emerald on a delicate chain
and a shower of diamonds added to
the shimmery appearance of her
gown of black and white, with black
and white flowers embroidered in
In the meantime the mice of wheat
was soaring toward the sky, thou
sands were freezing and starving in
Europe and hundreds of thousands
of women and children were hungry
in Chicago because fathers and hus
bands were out of work.
And the poor girl in the street
looked furtively over her shoulder to
see if a policeman was watching his
r'h" - fo ctoh r rliTjr ha- trade
and take her to the police station.
.out mat was a swell affair at the
Blackstone, just the same; and a
good time was had by all.
Rye $1.22 a bushel. Rye bread may
cost 6 cents.
WOUNDED SOLDIERS NURSED
IN ASTOR BALLROOM
No "tango teas," no grand balls,
will be given this season by Mrs. Wal
dorf Astor at her home in London.
The spacious drawing room and the
ballroom, one of the most beautiful
in London, are furnished now with
hospital cots and surgeons' operat
ing tables, for the Astor home has
been converted, into a war hospital.
San Diego, Cal. Lieut. Byron C.
Jones, army aviator, holder of new
record for continuous flight Re
mained in air 8 hours and 53 minutes.
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