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Girl of '99. Written for the Sunday Standard. New York. March 21.--The Easter girl of " '99." as she bursts upon our admiring view, will wear a short train. This is sad but true. and what her pale gray or flax, blue or mauve cloth gown will look like when she has finish ed her Easter parade, I leave it to your imagination to elabhoate. She will lifl this gown. of course, directly inl he center of the back about 10 inches .e low the waist, and so display the gay baylacuse of kiltrd taffeta, but-tsno will get weary at times and nllow the delicate material to sweep the pave; even the front of her skirt. no longer cut square across, but rounded, will, with the sides, impede her footsteps and you will wonder wheliter she has forgotten all about last yearn' eraze for athletics and untrammeled lilberty of motion. She will be as attractive as usual, however. Perhaps more so. Her Hats. These will be of black and gaily col ored coarse fancy straw for wear with tailor-made gowns, with feathers and ribbon choux trimmings, or draperies of straw net with large, handsomr quills thrust through the folds. For dress she will wear lace and tulle and chiffon hats. Many of the crowns will be composed of small chiffon ruches and the entire brims of gathered chif fon or mousseline. For trimmng. these airy creations have masses of flowers, or draperies of lace by the yard. or white lace veils used as draperies. And then there are new feathers of pleated tulle, with firm quills down the center. The thin material is edged either with narrow silk ribbon or velvet, and the effect is wholly charming. Then 'there are hats of black tulle ,trimmed with black chantilly lace. atid a single large pink rose or a cdump of violets. Here are two delightful hats; the first a toque of bright blue straw with a huge blue poppy at one side. There im mense blue poppies, half of satin and half of velvet, are the very latest craze, and I should have felt badly had I omitted to mention them. The' other hat was <a dark red straw n ith the crown entirely covered with a sin gle rose in velvet and satin and draped with a scarf of old lace titd at ther hback, the ends falling in the hair. There are very many all red hats shown. Her Evening Gowns. Now for the evening gowns of mad^ moiselle 1899. They will consist mainly of transparent materials. annd she will be sure to have aone of black spangl-dl net made up over white, with long un lined sleeves of the net. If she is an xious to be very swell indeed she will also have one of blaCk lace which shall trail itself over layers of mousseline ide sole, which may be either white or mauve. Of course the accessories. and the twist of chiffon in the hair, must correspond. Lace, whether white or black, looks better lined with temoussel ine de sole or chiffon than placed di rectly over satin. I worider how many yards of this frail material Awe shall use during the season. Arcessorles. Miss '99 will wear lace neck scarves. long enough, when tied to reach to the waist and frorm seven to nine inches FEASTING SOON TO FOLLOW FASTING The-days of penitence are nearly over. Bright dawn next Sundao takes the place of the dark night of Lenten solemnity and sombner garments are exchanged for the gay garb of Easter. Instead of gloom, c\e have flo\vers, songs of rejoicing. p.ealing orngans, bright anthems, praise ant thanksgiv ing. Also the beginning if \\wecme spring. It is well to bear inl mind \\hat It all means. To many it lnatlti- little that the festivities have a 'deep lnde1 lying purpose, but it does no harlm to be remindful of the fact that the I'hris tian world unites next Sunday in rcle brating the resurrection of Christ and pours out its wealth of.flowers and song in grateful resemmbrance of the all important event in the Christian era. It is interesting to note how the nante came to be given to the festivity. It was 300 years after tile death of Christ that the date of thle eelebration of Ilis resurrecti~on was definitely settled by the church. The name 0was taken from the anclent Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring--)strn ,or Eustre--\\hose feisti val was cileriat-ed about tie tinte of the Christian I:aster.\. N eloibt anion was arranged Iby the Jewish Christian: at all, but on the 14th day l fa the month immediately filling tth. ctrnal e(lui nox., which was the l ay uhih the old Jewish fcast- of l . I'-asst,\,r was celebrated. te ,hltc-c s ('hriss iani celebrated the deall .i c'illi.t, to thmc,-c the Pascarhal lant ((i'hrist having dI. d, according to their chrnclcgy. 1 cl thg (late of the celebra ti , f co li. J-htic Passover). Thec r'lbrt.ion of the Ic \ lsh Christians was theretor fa r thce death and not the rescurel--.t l ..f Christ. The (t enitile Christians, ht\ evI. ,c , t." not bound 3by any of the Jewish tltelo tions. Sunday being the LI ols day t > them, they therefore celtebratt d ccis resurretlioln of Christ on the Sunday follo 1ing the 14th day )f the 4tly f ll n f March. the tday an hbi-h Cirist die.l The Jewislh iChristians thus relebraoccI the 14tll day cIf ihl, month, irrespective of the day of the week. and the Gentile ('hristians celebrated a Sunday. irre lprective of the dIty ,cf the month. If this confusion hiad not beln resolved by the pope'r .ecles-iasthial authorities we might h a\r ee ) celebrating the day, at thl pI-l'eCl title. aiccrding to oit tc" i andiv uacl crci ious lpredilections. The early chourch was torn with hit Ic dissonsioisl relgardin k tlli conflict of cuo as to tl l a .c(lbrantcon oi Ea1a c'r Valtious attemllls .\re matd Io fix a stable day twlichi ;,ould be .- - FOUR BEAUTIL EASTER G Ns . l' 1 " ,: striped by black ribbon velvet igh collar of cream-colored lace. are terminated by floating tabs of cloth held by artistic buttons. Crat of black velvet. I I l _______ I -- -.. -~- - - - --.~-...--- . --- -~..- ~ __________ ________________________ wide. These searves are made in nee die run lace, and also with aplliqu(s I!f Duche:tire spr"ays, and area of a light cream tint. Fvn,1 a more inpllotant part of her neck toilette \il I, the v'l vet and silk collars and stocks. Most of these she \\ill hlave made very high, wtllh a ,point under eachl ear: they are attached tot a handl which fastens round the throat. and generally have a regatta lie in front. For more dressy occas'ion small turned down collars bolrdered twith kilted nlmuslln have a tie of the same in the flont. all worked over with silver or crystal palllettes. In tile ortlners of tile collar are appliques of lace in the design of true lovers' knots, also pailletted. It requires quite an ed ucatiotl to understand the merits of the several kinds of ties and hows and stocks worn abiout the neck; their name served by the church as a whole, hut they ail failed. Finally, at the council oif Nice. A. 1D. 325, the question was set tled onc-ie for all. and the date now ab served throughout the Christian world was established. Easter day was then fixed at the first Sunday after that fall tmoaon which happens on or nxst after MIarch 21. If thh full moonll hap pens on a Sunday, the followilng Sun day is Easter. Tihe day can therefore be as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. In France the year hegan with Easter Sunday until the year 1564 (the date of Shakespeare's birth). when Charles IX. fixed Jan. 1 as the first day of the year. IHow Easter Grew to Be a (iddy FIeativity. The customs in eonnettion with the relebratin of Easter have been numer ous and not all of them are entitled to respect. Inl the early Christian era those whto proifessed the faith would meet witll a kiss and the greeting. "Christ is risen." To this greeting thte response would be. "Ile is risen indeed." This is the greeting inl the czar's do minions to this day. Theologians differ wilely upon the strictly religious signifticanre iof the resutrre¢ction. St. Paul deilares explicit ly that "if Christ be not risen. then i, aeur hope in vain," the hope referred to being the hopae of immol tality. In the P'aullne systemta the cruelltxion and the resurrection arc of equal importance, each oseuntial to the Christian religion. howeve-r luih modern thought mnay imllify this o'riginal c'oncteption, nlo rine ,'an Itdeny that apart wholly Irorn ll ].,lililin ,if theollogy the resurrection mllust hIe set down as a tpriodigiius facrt-r .: the g ener.a history of mankind. It it iall done nothing else it wseuld he woirty h of univteratl obervance as a lay -f rejoicing for having given to the \.'ei i ithe ('hristian Sabblath. This is ,i fi"ttuir, of Easter which is apt to be llmttitieiated, if not ovetlihtuked alto 'l,. ",ii.br',w Sabathll was never adopted by ;atn large nutmber of people rex,.I pt th,- partic'ular nationality to ih tith it \\as originally given. and it had in it su h in etxelusite idea oif rest fIIIn pIl.ayiceal Ilaor that it never coni enltel(ld ilsIf to the peiople of other na tions. The Christian Sabbath. called in thie- Neow Testasent literature "the first dnay of the wti ,'t." oir "Lord's day," I iok tite negatire ')r r-est il-a of Satur day to, a certaulin 'xteut, and added to it a paoititve t'l.aturi %i tl-th had stiade Sunday the Ieest day of all the week throughout C'hristendollt. WVide varia i tions are found il the obs,-rvane., of the iay. fron th. Ilhebraisett of Scotland to the Ihllday idea \\lh:h Iprevailt through is simply legion, bIlt they are patieu larty fascinating. .Malny of them show\\ heoms headed by open hemstitching. Such light colored gla'es as pink. blue or green have white hems thus treated, vwhile othi.rs have end completely (e.lv Sred with lt rossing lines of inart, )w white ribbons. Quite a new idea lo a stuck with a crossing s.arf in Illin satin. whlite or c,lored, ga:thlered into puck ered lines. with co ding atbout three qutartie of an inch allalt. Sne ( f Io leadiung hlouses in tai'-nlat-ad ecloths alre ordering them in large numbers; they have hardly as yt applleared il I retail houses, but they art likely to have a very great stueess, for they seem to hit the happy medium between the too' nascullne and the Ita frivolous tie;: moreover, they are quite easy of adl justment. They consi.t of a high cul out the continent of Europe. but all, and all alike, go back to that first Eastern morn for tlhe seed thought. The setting apart of one day in seven for relief from the drudgery of ordinary occupation was a powerful factor in the betterment of the conditions of the masses. The workaday world may well join in the Easter gladness, for ever since the Christian religion became general, and in consequence of its adoption, the first day in the week has been an oasis in the desert of toii. The slave, the peasant, the wage earnoer, all who live by the sweat of their brows,. have found and still find life made per ceptibly less wearisome lIy tile I'brist Ian Sabbath. It is as if the Arab could always see the palms of some spring before him, beckoning him on and bid ding him to endure the sun and sand in the assured hope of enjoying the lux ury of an oasis one-seventh of the time. tHe the journey long or short, the desert narrow or wide, one day itl seven is to be spent under thlose palms. In th olld counttries s (me Iof thle ellS toms that haite conme down fromt,n gen tration to generation resembll sehll(ol bIy fun mlor than religious festivities. In tihe northern countries tof England cvrytv woman met is lifted tiff her feet and kissedtl by the ilmen. nwho parade the streets on osculatory expedltions bent. The following day the t'womene halve their innings and the tmen pose as un willing victims. Ilow eggs came to be such a featule of Easter celebrations is said to he that. iowing to this variety of food being barred from tlhe list of tlte s things whlich mnight b- eaten during the fast lays of Lent, a large stochk ias usually left on Ihand when Easter cuant' tol re lmove the restritlion. The artetnuula titon of eggs had toi be disposed of ill some way and, there being to lmaitny eggs to be' aten, thet surplus was given to the children to play with iand so triose the custom of coloring the eggs that has survived to the present day. Sacerdotal Miagnifeetre of the Celebra tions. The i'eleration of Easter is cin ducted on a inagnlifient srate wherever the Cthristian religion flourishes. It is the greatest day of the year in t'hristendotn, greater even tian t'hrivt nlas. for tle resurrection iof t'hrist is of dciele-r moment to the church than his birth trc death. For \rhat purpose \tould c'htrist hare lived and died had lie not risen again from the dead? Spe cial musial programnmes will bh ren dredrl i allt the churchts nd tilhe air a\ill be tilled with the aroma of M-owers. 'i'l-,, m'tot nc table elebrtlons aibrnoad iib that held in Exeter cathedral Sthiat i Ely cathedral, both in Eng t;oll. 1)n these two celebrations tile S'll h tof England spends annually $1(0.,000. Exeter cathedral is a magniti cttnt structure, built in the flrnl tof a cross. It twas begun about the year 7110. Its mlost impressive arehitec.tulral features are its two Norman towetrs. 1:0 feet in height, its 10 chapels or ora lar hand and the'ends are attached to the sides, crosing in frnllt, and simply require to be fastened by a in in ifront. The leaf baow is the nesa<-'t shape. thy' material cut in a series I l, ints. \which turn over like the shrl\ts,,- leaves of autumn. They are singularly betnmaing under the chin and are made up in vari ous kinds of silks. the leavns -dged wilh a very narrow trimming. \hicth sonie titnes talkes the fIorm of a snlal ruch'.. Great will ab the demand fot' these nar row ruthings as the scason advances. They are gent rally made of some very clear material. some of \\hich recalls the old tarletan or organdie itth a fliso edge. and a good deal of chiffon is used for them. They are about half an in'ch in depth, forming minute flutes, having oome braid It other small trilnmintg doawn the eentlet. These tedge mally a, torlos and its beautiful chapter house. one of the towers c.ntains a bell weighing 12,000 pounds and lthe other a chine of 11 bells. The 1Exeter cathe dral is situated in Devonshire. The Ely cathedral is loca:ctl near Cambridge. England. The olriginal edi fice was built by Peada, king of Mer cia, in the year 655, only t fanw years ibefore the great Exeter cathedral. It was destroyed by the Danes at the time of the Danish conquest, adl was after ward rebuilt ill very nearil its present form. Catherine of Aragoen. one of the wives of Henry \'III., anti Mary, queen of Scotsw ereboth buried in the cathed ral. hut the retmains of the latter were remov'ed by Jam'es I. to Westminster abbey. The most elaborata e cel.lration in this ,country will be in :oe greatest American cathedral, that .It St. Pat rick's, In New York. The Easter cele bration in this cathedral costs annually $20,000 and is witnessed by 0l.t0lin people. In the churches of this city the cele brations will be on the usual scale of msgninicence. The choirs will sing se lections especially prepared ft r 'he or cas:on and tlowers will be plentifully scattered everywhere, Ilies, of eurse, predominating. Spring will be ushered in with a joy ful programme. Especlally in Amlrti(ca for we are in a fitting frame- f mind foir rejoicing, Iteing prosperetous, ent tented, thankful and happy. HARRY D. JONES. CUPID AIDED BY AN ERROR. A MllIunderstanding Over Theater Itesltls In Matrlimony, A misunderstanding over a theater engagement caused one marriage and a second engagement lately. :Miehael Wessek. a society leadter of Bedford, Ind.. is the lucky man who was benefited by the fortunate blunder of the young woman who is now his Miss t'raig went to Bedford several weeks ago to the home of an aunt, where she had frequently been a \'sitor. The vivacions young woman e.tt8 be scame at sciety favorite in the little city. At several social events she met Hrry Vt'rles, cashier of the Bedford ba;lnk. and one of the most popular young lmn of the town. The young peple t p peared to enjoy each other's coomany greatly, and were seen together so lte quently that their friends expected at any time to hear of their engagenmnt. One night early in January Mr. Vr- ios and Miss Craig were to be tembers of a boax party at the theater. Thrtogh nIme carelessnress a misunderstanding aro, s over the plare where they were to meet. He esxpected to meet her at her aunt's homl.e, while she had planned to join several "ther -members of the party and meet him at a drug store, Whens Xiorbs Ift the home t, Miss Craig's aunt i,) seek her at Ithi drug stolre she had grewn tired of walting eor the neck bows and loops. Every sort of ingenuity has been brought to bear on the mater!als re quired for neck bows and stocks, and some of the softer makes of silk have been prepared with colored borders, and worked all over with pea spots in silk to match. Dame fashion is atill in love / with spots, and many of the wholesale houses have brought over from Paris., where they are in great request, tulle1 and chiffon or net ruffles, worked with somall chenille spots interspersed with single artificial violets, thrown on here and t.ere. Women are very fond nowadays of trenchling on men's domainns, and the form this has taken of late are the mlen's evening ties. They are made-up bows nf soft book muslin, attached to a stock, but they are rendered femin him and had returned to her aunt's house, refusing to go to the theater with the rest of the party. When the young man found that Miss Craig had left the drug store it was too late to return to the house for her and he started for his home. On the way he dropped in to call on Miss Caroline Wessek, a former sweet s heart. Just what were the motives which prompted him to enter the house where he had for months been a stran ger may never be known, but his wel come was so cordial that the engage ment was renewed and Miss Wessek became Mrs. Vories within 48 hours. Bedford society had hardly recoversal from the shock of the sudden wedding of the bank cashier when it was noticed that Michael Wessek. the brother of the bride, was becoming most attentive to Miss Craig, who had been supposed to be in a disconsolate frame of mind over the turn things had taken. If Miss Craig needed consolation it was furnished her and rumors which soon began to be curculated in Bedford have been confirmed by a letter written by the young woman to her mother, in St. Louis, which bewilderingly an Inunces the engagement.-Chicago Chronicle. A IReauty Show in Parls. From Harper's Bazar. It is rather an unusual announcement which comes from Paris in regard to the international beauty show to be held there during ,the latter part of March. It is said that a number of American women enjoying a social position in the French capital will enter the competi tlion for the $1,000 prize. Beauty shows have been held in many large cities, but they have not included American s.niety women among the candidates for the prize. Cable dispatches state that Mrs. George Law of New York and AMrs. Collins of Boston have already de sided to enter, and that other American women may follow their example. Sarah Bernhardt is to be the president of the jury. She seems to think that the en trance of women of fashion may dis courage other candidates, for she asures - the latter that " a peasant girl will have the name chance as a patrician of win ning the 6.000 francs prize." The jury will include painters, sculptors, poets a nnd dress designers. Soeial Pro:lemn. From tile Indianapolis Journal. S \Vatts--Then you don't believe that the mjin who ,tffer the bribe Is as bad as the Isson who tokes it? Potts-Of course not. The briber has I ltnty of money. t HIS WIFE' GIFT. SIt, b-oamwed in joyful ecstasy ' str a hunddred dollar gift. STill froml his purso, he found there'd been g A Iundred dollar "lift." ci -Judge. ine looking, by having a lace motif in troduced into the corners of each end. They are also as much in favor as the soft, white silk ties, made up into bowle having mobre borders. but whether they are of silk or whether they are of mus lin, they are nearly all hemstitched. Excessive stitching gives 'to velvet a certain clinging quality, and there is nothing more becoming than the stitch ed velvet neckbands. They are Et:tch ed all over In rows following the curve of the edge. A feather boa is one of the msat be coming and dainty trifles that has found a place in woman's wardrobe for many years, and there Is not the slightest idea that they will become out of date. Light gray marabout, with eurled white ostrich flues on the sur iacý, is wonderfully pretty, and so are DAINTY DISHES FROM EASTER EGGS Written for the Sunday Standard. New York, March 21.-The "corner" in eggs being a thing of the past, those adjuncts to the celebration of Easter will be as great a feature of the testivl ties as each year. Why eggs should be the most prominent article of diet at Easter It is not the purpose of this article to discuss. They are so, and, bowing to the inevitable, the best thing to do is to make the brat of it and serve 'them in the most appetizing way that culinary science directs. If you inquired of one of the $10,000 cooks who minister to the appetites of our epicu rean millionaires whether there there more than half a dozen ways in which eggs could be served, you would he re garded with a smile of pity and told that the real cook recognizes no limit to the number of recipes for cooking the prescribed article for Easter diet. Some of the most famous chefs of America have been invited to suggest some simple original recipes for egg cooking and from a number received, the following are selected as being the most valuable: Eggs-Canada. Remove the skins of two fresh toma toes by steaming. Take out the seed by cutting a slice off the top and pour the contents of an egg (raw) Into each tomato. Mask with cream sauce, re place the slice cut off to remove the seed, and then cook slowly for 10 min utes in a buttered sauce pan. Surround with Maderia sauce on a hot plate. Eggs a La Castellane. Stuff half a dozen French pancakes with durcels of fresh mushrooms, and wrap them around an equal number of poached eggs. Bread and fry them, and serve cold on bread crusts suitably garnished. Brain-Omelet. Chop up some boiled calves' brains, mixing mushrooms, pepper, salt and suet butter. Add an omelet made from three fresh eggs; mix the whole prepar ation and serve hot. Poaheld Eggs a La Haugoule Perlgord. Place six artichoke tips on a hot plate. On these artichoke tips put some poach ed eggs and garnish with finely chopped truffles. Ornament with breadcrumbs fried in butter. Eggs a La St. James. Remove the outer skin of some green peppers by means of hot fat, clean out the seeds by cutting off the stalks. Make a garnishing of onions, green pep pers, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes, sliced and fried in oil. Put a portion the black with white tippingR and en tire white ones that are as soft as soft can be, and have a great deal of warmth in them, with no weight at all. An idea has crept in that these are very perishable, but it is fallacious, fon they can be restored to their pristine beauty quite easily, if of good quality ,to start with and ehtrusted to proper hands. However much damped they may have become, and however much curl may have taken from them, they can he made to look quite new. They are almost as fascinating in their way as the Puritan collars and cuffs are in theirs. These are made in muslin, hemmed, with straight turned-down collars; sometimes they are edged wit. lace, and often broken up into several settings, but it would be difficult to find anything very much prettier. of the garnishing in the bottom of the green peppers, place one raw egg on top, season well, bake to a color in oven and serve hot. Eggs a La Marnay. Prepare a miature of white cream sauce, white pepper and salt and grated Parmesan cheese. Upon half this mix ture place some soft poached eggs, cover them with ,the other half of the sauce and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and a few drops of melted but ter. Brown the whole lightly in the oven and serve hot. Poached Eggs a La Hussarde. Hash some cooked bacon with mush rooms. Mix with a little melted meat jelly. Cut four tomatoes in half and remove the interior. Warm them it the oven. Then insert the hash and place a poached egg on each tomato. Brown and serve on hot plates. Eggs Flora. Scoop out the middle of six large, fresh mushrooms. Cook with lemon juice, pepper and a glass of Rhine wine. Break four eggs into a well-buttered egg dish, carefully keeping the yolks intact. Pour the mushroom sauce over these eggs, garnish with fresh parsley and serve. Eggs a La Blanehard. Lay a slice of lean ham on four browned slices of muffin. On each slice of ham place a poached egg prepared by the following means: Into a quarl of water, bolled with salt and a few drops of vinegar, break eight fresh eggs while the water is boiling. When the whites of the eggs have settled, remove the eggs carefully and place them ir cold water. Trim to uniform shape, warm in oven and place on the ham as before instructed. Puts Gems. From the London Truth. Thle pleasure of wearing sparkling stones is to a great extent the knowl edge that others can not afford to wear them. But it is a pleasure with which I have no sympathy. Jewels should simply be regarded as an ornament, ir respective of their intrinsic value. But so little is this realized by the wealthy classes, that many ladies wear sham di amonds, exactly similar to those thit they possess, which are kept at their bankers for fear of theft. This to mucl like a person plastering himself over with certified bankers' checks. It is it mere advertisement to all that the per son is so wealthy that he or she can afford to leave a vast amount of cap ital locked up without interest.