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Gray Gabardine, Pleated at Sides of Skirt.
"Lucile" Model. ADY? DufScORDON. the famous "Lucile" of Lon? and foremost creator of fashions in the world, 'writes each week the fashion article for this newspaper, presenting all that ^ newest and best in styles for weli-dressed women., * Lady Duff-Gordon's Paris establishment brings her into close touch with that centre of fashion. By Lady Duff-Gordon. BACK In New York and seeing all you bright and happy Ameri?_ cans makes It easier for me to forget Paris and my beantlful house In the Avenue "]Du Bois, where the aalle de fetes is now rowed with beds cf wounded soldiers, and my dogs that used to play around the tea tables of my Versailles pavilion are now probably sitting up begging to the overworked French commissariat stair, who are using it as offices. One of the hardest things I ever had to do was to leave Paris, but every one has a duty, and mine was and Is to retain in employment the hundreds of women who work for "Lucile," many of whom in England and France are already widows and fatherless. In England we are booming a phrase, "Business as usual," its aim being to keep open all the flrmi, who employ a large number of hands, and to persuade all they can to spend as much as they can to this end. One of the accompanying cos* tumes is of gray gabardine, pleated at the sides of skirt; the bodice long waisted and tied around the hips. A flat hat, with a band of fur, accom* panies it* The charming little gown In the centre is a little dance dress for a young girl, in pale green chiffon and satin. The skirt is draped and gar* landed with silver flowers, with gray satin foliage. In another pic* ture on the page you can see the front view of this dress, with its sash and buttoned front. Monkey fur is the most popular and smartest of trimmings. Here is a restaurant gown of pur* pie tulle trimmed with it Tho broad sash is of blue and purple brocade, finished with a spray e? flowers/an exact reproduction of those woven in the brocade. The hat has its enclr* cling band of the same fur. Still another new model Is tl.e panne afternoon gown in golden brown trimmed with buttons, with girdle and buckle of the same. A fur collar and cuffs of fox completes the whtole effect. The new line has a< Charming Little Dance Dress for a Young Girl. Green Qhiffon and Satin. '' Lucile" Model Panno Afternoon Gown in Golden Brown. "Lucile" Model. * Front View of Gray Gabardine, Showing the Saab and Buttoned Front. tendency toward more fulness, 8* you can see by these photographs. Skirts are baggier and so are waists^ With this go larger girdles. There is much more fulness about the knees. There is more room for us to walk. Withal, I think that the pres ent line is just as graceful as the more revealing one it ha? supplanted. The "buttons down the front" is a new note that la made possible by the new line. It is in reality, of course, a very old note. But so is the fulness. It Is the art of fashion to take the old things and make them not only seem new but make them actually new. Just as life is nothing but old things constantly dipped into youth. Restaurant Gown by "Lnoile" Trimmed with the New Monkey For. Purple Tulle and Brocade. Why Carry More Than 150 Tons on Your Heart? HE commonest cause of death is heart disease, and, according A to many doctors, we are creating this deadly peril bj our habits of living. That the alarming increase of heart disease, due largely' to tts faoj. that in these strenuous duys people do not Jle down - often enough and long enough to relieve the severe strain on the most important organ of the body, was the argument of Dr. G. Harlan Wells, of Hahnemann College. Phila delphia, in an address before the Bureau of Homeopathy of the Ameri can Institute of Homeopathy. "Few people," said Dr. Wells, "stop to consider the terriQc strain they put upon their hearts. Actually the organ lifts about 150 tons more than four feet from the ground during the average waking day of the ordinary human being. In earlier days the people lolled around at -every oppor tunity. People of to-day fall to do this. They remain in an upright position for lbng periods and do noth ing at all to relieve the strain on the heart "The savage usually lies flat on the ground when he eatj. Every time ho, halts he habitually spreads himself flat. or bis back on the ground. Lolling around so that the heart would simply have to push the blood through the arteries and veins, in stead of having to lift it, would re lieve the swelling feet and legs which are one of the first signs of heart trouble. It would allow the blood which has become settled in one point to become redistributed and re vived. People would do well if they would manage to lie down for an hour in the afternoon at a point mld? way between their waking hour and the time they retire for the night." A number of men of ^ffalrs whoso business keeps them at fever heat the day through are prudent enough to stop and rest for five or ten minutes several times in the.course of the day, and they usually spend this pe riod in a reclining position to relieve the strain on the heart which a stand* ing or sitting position involves. A well-known banker used to say that the lounga which occupied dm corncr of his business sanctum and on which be made a . practice of re clinic* for at least a quarter of an hour in the morning and again in the eftornoon was of more value to bin than the desk at which he worked*