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Ellen Osborne's Letter.
Now York. June It.—'The following linos
•re not dedicated to the girl who is ,
traveling to Newport or Bar Harbor |
■with forty trunks, each as big as a ;
house, but to the one, two and threc
,runk girls who also wish to look pretty
during their month or six weeks at the
To the girl of little luggage the newest
traveling dress, of blue or black taffeta
silk, is not forbidden, but the chances
of its future usefulness do not permit it I
to be strongly recommended. For the ;
exigencies of a railway journey, a tailor- j
made, two-piece, silk suit, of skirt and
Eton jacket, is cool, light and comfort- '
able. Such a dress sheds dust and does
not crush. It is the costume upon which
fashion has set its latest seal, and it is is
not particularly expensive. Like other
tailor-mades, it is required to be severely
plain, except for the small, all-over cord
ing that may break the surface of the .
jacket. and for the broad lace collar and
revers. !
Such a traveling dress is almost ideal
tor the girl of multiplied trunks: but j
for the one-trunk girl, whose traveling |
dress must take another name and in
ded many other names after arrival the!
certainties of fog and of cool weather
during her stay by the many-sounding
sea makes the choice incline yet another,
season to the old stand-by serge. i
A smart, yet most practical journey ;
dress may be made of navy blue, light- |
weight, silky serge, the long, tight,
mermaid-like skirt being finished sim- ;
ply with stitching, and showing, when !
lifted, a red and white checked silk, j
which forms the petticoat or flounce of,
the gown. The Eton jacket should be j
lined with red and white, and should :
have detachable revers and collar}
either of white or of a lighter shade of i
blue linen. !
To a traveling dress of this general j
description young Mrs. W. K. V ander - 1
bilt adds a bright red waistcoat, and 1
with it she wears a fine white linen I
shirt waist, with hand-embroidered yoke j
and front and a very high stock collar, j
A suitable hat for wear with such a 1
dress is a large rough-straw turban, i
trimmed with a twist of blue tulle and j
with black and white quills. j
For a morning promenade on the beach ;
or for lounging under a beach tent, there j
is nothing fresher and more desirable !
than a simple white pique or duck, or else ;
a Scotch linen dress in pale buff or at
softened bluet shade. A thoroughly good '
white pique costume is beautifully en- !
riched both upon skirt and jacket with j
white braiding, the pique being cut away
in places under the embroidery. A white 1
taffeta skirt waist or one of pink or paie
yellow is the proper compliment to such
a costume.
A good dress in pale blue linen is dec
orated with a white linen flounce sim
ulating a polonaise, this flounce being
striped with line black braid. The tight
fitting. closed Eton jacket has a broad,
white linen sailor collar, also braid
striped and opening upon a vest and
Stock of white pique.
With either itnen or pique dresses a
short-backed sailor hat with plain
band is indicated. An Englishwoman
considers a trimmed sailor hat a bar
barity, and while fashion in this coun
try is more lenient, the girl who at the
eashore would practice economy must j
either follow English precedent, or be
clever enough to adjust with her own
fingers the swathing folds of tulle or
gauze like a Mohammedan's turban,
which are the approval sailor hat dec
orations: since with them ocean mists
play such havoc that they need renew
ing almost as often as the hats of
Queen Margherita of Italy, of whom it
is said that she never wears twice the
same headgear.
For the bathing dress there are this
season few pronounced novelties. A suit
recently made to bo worn at Newport is
of dark crimson mohair trimmed with
white. The short skirt is hemmed of
white mohair, and the waist, which is
made with a tight-fitting muslin lining.
is half low at the throat and turns over
in a rolling collar of white mohair, from
under which escapes a long, white four
in-hand tie. The waist is made in one
. with the bloomers, tile skirt being sep
arate; it is belted with white, and has
! white-banded, elbow sleeves. Black silk
stockings and half-high, very light, can
j vas bathing shoes are provided, together
| with a dark crimson Neapolitan fishing
cap for head wear.
It is almost needless to say that, al
lowing for the exceptions which prove
the rule, jewels are not, never have
been and never will be worn with
i bathing attire. Because a newspaper
; assigns a woman reporter to bathe while
| decked with an assortment of gems, and
assigns another reporter to write up the
; performance of a Sunday feature, a
fashion is not established, though the
''plant" may make talk for the silly sea
Since the invention of waterproof
ribbons of dainty color and picturesque
effect, the trimmed bathing hat Is not
quite so impossible though justly scorn
! eel by the girl who has any real love for
j sea bathing,
1 A smart model for a boating or
1 yachting dross has a long, clinging po
I lonaise of white duck over an under
j dress of blue and white plaided serge,
j The serge, which escapes at the bottom
1 like a flounce, is hemmed up with a band
i of duck, fastening with large pearl but
j tons. The bodice of the polonaise has a
j small, cape-collar effect in the plaided
; serge, and is strapped across over a blue
j and white piaided silk blouse. The
! sleeves are plain and tight, and the white
; yachting cap has a blue band,
A much simpler floating dress for a
' young girl is of deep red serge with a
! plain skirt and an open blouse, which
j turns back in revers of white madras
spotted with blue from a vest of mad
1 ras in the same colors. Cuffs and tie
are blue also,
Even at the seashore one does not
escape golf, and while the girl who is
only an occasional visitor to the links
may wear, if it is not too long, her serge
or linen dress, the enthusiast, however
economical for the rest of her wardrobe
will not be content without her properly
picturesque golf skirt of large plaids in
dull green and duller reds—a skirt that
is reversible, and shows either a plain
color or a smaller check on the other
With this skirt belongs either a short,
smart little golf coat of red broadcloth,
with "spade" fronts, brass buttons orna
mented with golf sticks and collar, cuffs
j and lining in hunter's green: or, quite as
appropriately, a longer, straight jacket of
green, double-breasted, with cuffs and
lapels of crimson. The skirt waist may
be of green llannel, with an Aseot tie of
red and a red canvas belt with tan
leather trimmings. The sailor hat may
have a band striped with the red and
green of the skirt, or a scarf ptaided tn
the same colors. At the side start up
two stiff quills.
This season's golf boot is laced and
is not so high as last summer's, while
the golf skirt is longer.
For an afternoon gown at the seashore
the girl whose vacation wardrobe in
cludes few dresses may profitably con
sider the claims of barege. The lovely
flower-strewn muslins are cheaper and
wonderfully alluring, but apt to wilt at
the first breath of ocean air. Barege,
which does not so easily become misty,
inqisty and good for nothing, may be lpid
in quaint, old time designs: the eflffect
of the loosely scattered flowers among the
narrow satin stripes on a white ground
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—' " ' with WHITE,
sometimes fully equal the most costly of
the painted muslins now selected by
women with long purses.
A soft, clinging barege dress show
ing pale blue wisteria blossoms on
[white, is finished at the hem with lace
edged points that fall over a full lace
Houniee. The bodice, daintily lace
trimmed, is high-necked, though many
aftetînon dresses are now half-low, anil
is defined at the bottiim by a narrow belt
of black velvet ribbon, fastening In a
rosette on the left side.
The prettiest possible hat for such a
dress would consist of nothing but long j
stems of wisteria caught down at inter
vals over a frame. Such a hat would be
worn a little forward and turned up be
hind. Black velvet rosettes would be
tucked under the back, and it would
fasten very possibly tvlth long black vel
vet strings.
If barege be not approved, a delight
ful afternoon or driving dress can be
made of silk canvas or of foulard,
for Infants and Children.
The Kind You Haye Always Bought '
* * **
In Use For Over 30 Years.
most useful materials. The satin-faced;
foulard is the most fashionable, and a j
graceful model, having a blue ground j
witli scattered pink blossoms thrown
upon the surface, is made with a pointed j
tunic, finely tucked and fastened on one i
side with loops of pink and black ribbon. ]
The bodice is draped over a front of
cream guipure and finished on one side
with a lattice arrangement of ribbons.
As seashore dances are not grand
functions, nothing elaborate or original
is demanded in the way of evening
gowns. Low-necked baby waists with
straps and flowers over the shoulders
are the most usual designs. A dainty
dress, which if only half decollete would
be suitable for either afternoon or even
ing. would be of white China silk made
up over rose-pink China silk, the result
ant color being a shimmering seashell
tone. A little lace and a girdle and
j shoulder knots of black velvet insure as
j lovely a frock as can easily be imagined.
Huge, full-blown pink roses would trim
the big picturesque hat, which should
have long streamers of black velvet.
White muslin cut in princess shape,
with a soft blue chiffon sash hanging
directly in front is equally feasible.
Fancy neck trimmings play such an
important part in summer neckwear that
the designers must needs keep continu
ally at work to supply the demand. Three
new fancies for the month of June are
shown in the ''Princess," the "Loi Fuller"
and the "Twentieth Century," with an
improved edition of the broad puff tie,
making the fourth.
The Princess is a prim little affair
consisting of a plain band of stiff goods
with wide bands of linen hemstitched
and turned over the edge.
An ethereal design is suggested by the
"Loi Fuller," which has a stock of dark
satin finished with bows of chiffon tied
a la papllion.
The "Twentieth Century" is, naturally,
very "mannish" and simple. It is rather
narrow, finished with two little points of
lawn scalloped at the back, and a small
bow in the front.
The broad puff is as stylish and becom
ing as ever. Its newest feature is that
it is made wider and comes in a greater
variety of fabrics.
Table mats, on which to place hot
dishes, are no longer used, as the heavy
felt underclotli is intended to be suffi
cient protection for the table; but many
housewives have found the top of their
handsomely polished tables defaced by
the marks made by the hot dishes. If
a sheet of asbestos paper is put under
the felt cloth the table will not be in
jured in the least from this cause. At
teas or luncheons, when the polished ta
ble Is used with doylies instead of a
cloth, asbestos mats may be covered
with prettily embroidered doylies for the
hot dishes. One of these mats covered
with a doylie, which should be larger
than the mat, is much prettier to use
than any teapot stand that can ho pur
Some of the Styles One Sees at the Sum
mer Resorts.
Slowly, but with undeniable sureness,
the plain leather shoe is, being ousted
front its high place as a feature of fash
ionable footwear. The fancy tie, con
spicuous for its originality, and admired
for its becomingness, is taking its place.
And though revolutions in footwear are
accomplished without the aid of logic,
the fancy tie has many points in its
It is made mostly of cloth materials;
that makes it comfortable; and when It
matches the gown there is at least a
•hade of an opportunity for the home
made product and the sating of a shoe
j maker's bill.
j Ties are extensively trimmed with rib
bons this year. A novel black satin de
j sign was stitched in white gros grain
i silk ribbon and the effect was indeed
] charming. The tongue was slipped

through a silver buckle and was so deep
as to completely cover the instep.
Another pretty tie has a vamp of white
suede stripped with very narrow bands
of black ribbon. The laces are of ribbon
and the back of the shoe is made of black
and white striped felt.
The third design is developed In em
bossed felt with blue figures upon it.
Long strings of blue silk are tied in a
full bow, and very fastidious women
have the eyelets in their shoes made of
solid gold and silver.
There is a current opinion that ivy has
a tendency to rot the thing to which It
clings. This is true of a large number
of other climbing plants, but not of ivy.
for it renders the walls of almost every
house to which it clings entirely free from
(lump, extracting every particle of mois
ture from wood, brick, or stone for its
own sustenance. This it does by means of
its tiny roots, which can work their way
even into the hardest stone. When the
walls are well covered with ivy the over
lapping leaves will conduct water falling
upon them from point to point until the
ground is reached, without allowing the
walls to receive any moisture whatever
from the beating rain. If there should be
an exceptional case of ivy-covered walls
showing signs of dampness, that will be
found to arise from their having been
erected on a wet and improperly drained
In respect to the comparative speed of
antimated beings it may be remarked that
neither size or comparative strength seem
to have much influence. The sloth is by
no means a small animal, and yet it ean
only travel 50 paces in a day; a worm
crawls only five inches in 50 seconds; a
ladybird can fly 20,000.000 times its own
length in less than an hour. An elk can
run a mile in seven minutes; anantelope
ean run a mile in a minute; the wind
mule of Tartary has a speed even great
er than that, and an eagle can fly 54
miles in an V>ur; while a canary falcon
can even reach 750 miles in the short
space of 1C hours.
London: society is stirred tn its very
depths by the performances of a thought
reader, who is the lion of the hour. There
is no thought, not even a mental reserva
tion, buried so deep in one's mental re
cesses, but what this wonder pounces
upon it with an agility that is positively
[uncanny, and drags it forth into the light
of publicity. The possibilities are some
thing awful. -Indeed, it is related that
some of the revelations have been a.s
founding beyond words.'and one woman
of extreme sensibility is said to have
fainted as the workings of her mind were
laid bare to herself and a half dozen inti
mate friends.
Mrs. Styles—I'd have you understand
that I know a good many worse men than
my husband.
Mrs. Myles—My dear, you must be more
particular about picking your acquaint
The new cameo pictures are most
dainty. These are made on heavy, rough
surfaces, in dark shades or deep colors.
The paper upon which the figures are im
pressed or embossed in has relief is large
enough to be used also as a mat, and only
a narrow edge of molding is necessary to
finish the picture. The transparent ef
fect of the cameo Is obtained by white
enamel applied with a brush to the em
bossed outlines. Dancing figures or eu
pids, Eingi.v or In groups, make a very
pretty and effective little picture.

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