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The? Best Gotham Sooiety in Its
Autumnal Array.
Klaberate Tei?-Gom>ii rrom r?rlsl?n !>?
? sljra*?The I>?te?t l'ull Hati-The R<x*
for TurquoUe Blue Trimmings
Sirs. Kendftl'a New Gown*.
rcorTRKJUT. 1880.]
[Special Correspondence.)
New gowns, now bonnets, and one
might almost add now faces?for many
are no bronzed by the summer's outing
?are beginning to strew our avenues
?ntT thorough fares
?Thick as autumnal leaves tliat strew the
In Vallombrosa,"
und again it seems as if it had never
been before, when autumn suggests
?warmth of color and richness of tone.
In all that is new thero is a decided
touch of French grace and originality, |
and yet it is claimod that American ?
women aro not half as keen about
French fashions as formerly, that they i
Are growing more English in their I
PAINTED II AN l?Kiwitt t:K.
?drostf every year. However, to dross
'well it is necessary to "feel the pulse of
[fashion," which means to know what
French people are making and soiling ?
?and wearing. I'ndoubtedly tho aorta
?of tho whole arterial system of fashion I
is located in Paris, and evory pulse 1
'throb is felt throughout tho universe. i
To ho fully convinced of this fact, ono j
?need only to pass behind the scenes of
any of our large importing houses, and j
inspect tho novelties from the leading
'Paris designers, and which can ho dos- I
ignatcd by nothing less exalted than I
Elaboration is carried out most ox- j
'tonsively In tea-gowns or home-gowns, '
'which are becoming more popular every j
'day. They are so graceful and bide so !
im any doQcioncics. Ono beautiful ex?
ample among a few fresh things that
have? just arrived, is a tea-gown rich as
?regards materials, but i|ititu simple in
?shape. It is in old rose bengalino, j
and the front displays a pretty drapery i
[of creamy lace gathered into a pointed !
hand of gold embroidery at tho waist, j
:Tho bodice in front is fashioned after
'tho manner of tho zouave.
Tho ZOUave, like the poor, we have
'always with us; but it is so jaunty and
becoming that it la difficult to let go
Another pretty house-gown of Paris
?make is illustrated, and is most artis
'tically draped in pale pink flowered
?silk, with crepe do chino front in Greek
style, and rovers of plain silk of a
slightly deeper rose tint. This also
tlines tho robe, and is again evident In
|the wide open sleeves, giving such an
?oasy, cornfortablo aspect to tho gown.
Our summer bats have played many
^arts, and their tumbled appearance
nears testimony of the trying conditions
of moisty weather under which they
have performed their duties. Out of re
lapect to their departed freshness, WO
Irologato them to tho oblivion of their
??boxes, and let retrospection write the
Epitaph of their charms, while the bent
tof our energies is turned upon the now
; Ono of tho latest models in hats,
rwhlcb we illustrate, is a shape that will
jbe reproduced in folt and velvet, for it
is particularly pretty and becoming.
Tho crown of fancy spotted velvet it
puffed and draped, then encircled by
[ribbon velvet, which, brought to tho
.front, forms an upright bow, and from
?tho baok is brought down to form
strings, tfuirrz moi pi times are arranged
?t tho back.
Thoquaintlittlo hats, which resemble
p^n inverted htitter-ladlo rnoro than any
?thing else, aro becoming incro and
xnoro popular. They are generally cov?
ered smoothly with velvet, edged with
ifoatber trimming, and a few birds or a
lymch ol '^nial'i tips pose at the back.
*5no little shape of brilliant red velvet
iSotrged " 'th black, and Upon tho front
brim is arranged a design in cut jet,
whllo a jet dragon-fly nestlos among
?'Prince of Wales" tips at the back.
Another is mado of velvet in the new
turquoise color, which is vivid and *
most trying shado to the complexion in
the daylight However, it is charming
for evening wraps, and should ever be
combined with gold. A complete cos-,
tume in this brilliant turquoise blua
was recently imported from the house;
of Felix, Paris. One can always recog-'
nlze tho Felix costume, for it is com?
plete with hat, muff and wrap to match.
This one of turquoiso habit cloth was
trimmed elaborately with gold braid,
and bordered with Kalinsky fur,which is
a golden yellow. The hat was covered
with yellow dressed kid, with turquoise
trimmings, and tho muff of kid was
combined with the cloth, very odd in
6bape, and delicately perfumed with
Italian orris powder. All fancy muffs
are perfumed nowadays, and there is
nothing more delicate for tho purpose
than Italian orris, which is less oppres?
sive than the flower sachets.
Among tho list of charming gowns
which Mrs. Kcndal has brought over
for her American tour Is an exquisitely
pretty day dross in the new turquoise
color. The material is cropo do chine,
and tho skirt is plain, save for a flounce
around tho horn. A zouavo of gold and
turquoiso stones sots off tho bodice,
and there arc high, puffed-up sleeves.
A fitting accdmpanimcnt to tho new
and dainty muffs are the showy em
broiderod mouchoirs of cropo lisse.
They aro in all possible shades and aro
embroidered on the edges in floral de?
signs, like the one Illustrated. Strong
contrasts are tho rule, such as a border
of purplo pansies on a nasturtium-pink
center, heliotrope upon palo green,
mignonette on old rose, and the like.
To look at the display of handkerchlofs I
upon the shop counters and in tho es?
tablishments where they are made and
Bold as special ties, ono is slow to real?
ize that a century and a half ago a cer?
tain royal family possessed only two.
There aro also very beautiful whits
linen cambric handkerchiefs, with bor?
ders wrought in colors; but tho elegant
and thoroughly genteel pocket-hand?
kerchief isoithorlaco bordered or hand*
embroidered in white.
It would bo hard to improve upon the
variety of exquisite materials already
I received for evening gowns. Headed
j not, with broad stripes; of velvet, is a
novelty, but jeweled nets will bo tho
' most favored in tho way of drapery this
winter. Pretty gowns for young ladies
will be made of toilc in bright colors,
with satin-striped borders such as wo
find on our gauze vails. They will
simply bo made over slips of silk to
match in color. A girlish cown in
whito crepe is festooned around the
horn with a wreath of whito rose petals,
and the bertha and sleeves are trimmed
j in tho samo way.
j Tho newest model of a bridal gown
made by a leading couturiers abroad, is
simple in design yet exquisitely ele?
gant. As usual with bodices, no fasten
' ing is visible; the train which follows
! full and gracefully, is hooked on to tho
1 corsage at the back, and tho corsage in
j front is finished with a drapery of lace.
. The sleeves and Medici collar aro also
of lace, and a simple clustor of orango
blossoms nestles at the throat?for tho
long sprays and chatelalns of flowers
are no longer the height of fashion.
Two volants, or flounces of lace aro
beaded with orange blossoms. Tho vail
is arranged not to cover tho faro.
With gent lernen it is the fashion to
wear less jewelry than formerly, which
is a 'urn in the right direction.
The new grape jewelry recently in?
troduced in London, is beautiful, and
looks qulto seasonable now. Tho fruit
is beautifully modeled and colored and
of tho natural size. It doesn't look
heavy or clumsy as one would suppose
who hadn't .seen it. A brooch consists
of throe or four green or purple grapes,
and the stalk of the fruit is imitated in
gold. There aro watch chains and brace?
lets ornamented with tho same fruit,
Jewelers aro trying to find n Substituts
for moonstones, as they have grown a
trifle monotonous. Ono of tho nowest
and most, brilliant ornaments for fast?
ening in the folds of an evening gown,
is tho ?"rising sun" in diamonds. Tho
ultra-fashionablo woman nowadays has
diamonds for morning, diamonds for
afternoon and diamonds for oven ing
wear. A diamond coronet which may
bo converted Into a necklace is a popu?
lar head ornament.
An Imported novelty in fur is a stolo
coll.tr with flat boa ends which reach to
the feet. It is made of cinnamon bear
fur, and is very elegant. L'ETOII.Tf,
A juke Thai l ulled.
Newspaper Man (at a new place)?Well,
; John, uro your eggs of the latest edi?
! John (with asperity)?Wo never has
do erittercism on do eggs, sab.
Newspaper Man?So? If they are as
fresh as you aro they don't deserve any.
?Judge. _
A .Modern Fable.
I Wiggins?I see. .lack, that, although
I the Trees are Leaving, your Wintor
\ Clothes are Not.
, Poor Jack No: I am one of the Ever
I Green, who have no Change in tho
Spring.?Texas Sifting*.
An Enterprising Olub of Kite Flyora
and Ita Achievements.
Hott to Bullil ? Bl( Rite?Roannrkable
Thine* the Kite Can Be Marts to Do?
A Straus* Rule by Water?Pho?
tographing from the Clouds.
[Special Correspondence.]
The history of the kito and tho amusn*
ment to bo obtained in Aying It dates
too far back for any doflnlto opinion to
bo formed of its origin, or tho priinitivo
methods at first employed. Wo know
that 1150 yoars boforo the birth of Christ !
the Chineso fired crackers and flew gro- |
tesquo kites, and that is all. Evory
nr.. tiiaykk's invention.
man and hoy knows what a kite is, and |
how to fly one; but few aro awaro of tho
extraordinary progress made in connec- '
lion with the kite in recent years, and
there may bo some of the rising gene- ,
ration to whom the making of a kite is '
a sealed book, and who are too far away
from a town to buy one to suit thorn.
The secret of making one that will fly
all lies in the balance. To make a bijf
one. get some well seasoned ash and
cut from it two good stout laths an Inch
broad, one quarter inch thick and throe
foet long. Cross them liko the letter
X, and across tho joint lay another lath
about two feet long and bind them firm- .
ly into place. Now run a stout cord
from tip to tip all around the frame.
All that remains to be done is to cover
it with strong, thin paper.
In doing this mi ml that any scams
aro neatly joined, and extend right
.across tho kite to keep the balance true.
A seam on one side and not on the other
will spoil it. Good flour paste Is tho
post material for fastening the panor.
Tho kite is now made and wants string- '
ing. From the two top points, the two
sido points and tin- joint of tho laths in !
tho middle, run light cords, six feot in
length, and knot them together; then
attach tho flying string to this. The
tail, every ono knows about. Also tho
fun to bo had in cutting four-inch
square piccos of writing paper, putting
them on tho lower part of tho line,
when the kito is in the air, and letting
them run as ??messengers" to the soar?
ing kite.
Tho most progressive and cnthu
siaslie kite-flyers in America aro
to bo found in Torryville, Conn., and
they have introduced a novel idea that
will probably bo tried elsewhere. Tho
idea was evolved during the fall and
winter of last, year, and this spring it
was successfully carried out. A. An?
drews (captain), Arthur and Leon Bun
r.oll, W allace Cook and John II. Deiter
joined themselves into a club called tho
A. 1!. C. Club, the name being formed
of the initials of the members, and set
about making a mammoth kite ton feot
They finished it. and taking it out,
set (ho neighborhood stirring; members
flocked in to join, full of ideas. Middlo
town fid lowed suit, ami tho craze has
become general, a number of contests
being arranged at various dates, the
prizes to be awarded to the kites carry?
ing up the most yards of string.
Tho Terryvillo boys are makintr
great efforts to come in ahead,
and havo just finished a kite
seventeen feet high, twelve feot
wide, covered with fifty-four yards of
canvass, and weighing fifty pounds.
The tail is one hundred and forty foot
long. Tho frame is bolted together
with iron bolts and the canvas is at?
tached to the frame on tho hook-and
eye principle, so that it can bo taken
off and folded up for transportation.
Tho cord is as thick as a clothes-lino, it
takes six members to "soar" tho kito,
and it is expected to runout two thou?
sand feet of lino when they got accus?
tomed to handling it, anil got tho bal?
last, right on tho tail. At tho trial trip
it answered every expectation, and then
a gotiius proposed somo fun. A stiff
bree/.o was blowing, and a light road
wagon was run out in which live young
men seated themselves; tho kite-ropo
was attached, and the conveyance began
to move over tho roads at a very fair
Another youth followed on the home's
back, and after a run of about six miles,
they picked tho kite up and drove
back. It is now proposed to make a
huge kite of material saturated or
coated with asbestos, to rendor it fire?
proof, and utilize it for tho display
of fire-works to be ignited by slow
matches or fuse of various lengths.
This is tho biggest kite on
record. The noxt largest one was
that of Merchant William, HarraL
of Bridgeport, whose kite was
nine feet high and seven wide, and
whose long, light tail extended for
nearly half a mile. Last summer while
ho and a party of friends were at his
cottago on tho Connecticut shore he
brought out his kite and flew it until
ono of tho guests proposed to get.into a
light lady's dory that was dancing on
water, and tako a sail with tho kito.
Mr. Harral agreod, got into the boat,
passed the slack ropo through tho paint?
er ring, and then, ono by one. the peo?
ple holding the rope on shoro let go
their hold, and in a second tho boat was
under way. Out into tho sound they
went, a man forward at tho ropo with a
sharp knife to cut, in case of accidents,
and so they ran across to Port Jefferson
on Long Island; waiting there until tho
wind changed, and then returning.
M. A. Hal lit, of Bulaure, France, has
invented a photographic kite, which
consists of a small camera attached by
means of a triangular support to the
backbone of the kito. Tho camera is
provided with an instantanoous shut?
ter, operated by a slow method. This is
lighted before the Kite is sent up. and
when combustion has proceeded a cer?
tain distance, it sots flro to a small
thread, releasing the spring of the shut
tor, and an exposure is made. Another
novel featuro of this invention is the
use of an aneroid barometer attached to
the kito, so that tho operator can tell to
what height the kito ascended, and at
which the exposure was made. The
thread releasing tho shutter of tho
camera also rocords the registered
height, by means of the sun's rays strik?
ing the dial through an exposed hole
and printing tho shadow of two needles
on tho sensitized paper covering the
dial. A piece of paper also flutters to
tho ground giving notice that an ex?
posure has been made. The uses si this
mi. ujuikal's Kin:'rut p.
method in surveying' and general geod?
esy aro simply unlimited. The most
original and unique idea, however, hails
? from Dr. David Thayer, of Hoston,
Mass., in which ho uses the kite as a
i motor.
Tho ono great fault in this respect
I has been the amount of power expended
in keeping tho kite in tho air. Every
j boy knows that in a light wind the
simple weight of tho cord will reduce
the "pull" of the kito to a minimum,
j This fact has made kite propulsion only
, satisfactory In a stiff breeze. Dr. Thay?
er has remedied this defect by means
of a raft made to float on tho sea, hav?
ing threo main 'guys of rope attached
to one end. Those are sustained in the
: air by means of small balloons filled
with gas. It clow these are a number of
sails, mado fairly rigid by bamboo at
I tachmonts (liko tho sail of .1 Chinese
j junk). These aro about threo times as
1 long as they are broad, and fitted at
' eacli end with a species of wing, a prop?
er manipulation of which directs tlie
course of the machine. The main guy
j ropes are about, forty feet long, and
midway between the raft, and tho sails
1 and balloons, is located the passengor
I car.
' The balloons aro powerful enough to
bold up tho sails, car and passongors,
and the wind, catching the sails, forces
along tho raft which floats on the
water. When iL is wished to direct tho
course to the right, tho wings on that,
side are drawn round at right angles li
the rest, of tho sails, and vice versa.
This idea is also intended to bo used
on land, substituting a wagon for tho
ihk tmsuy vi1.1.k hoys' ?roiST.
raft, and the invention provides for the
wagon being carried on the raft whnn
not in USO. It. will thus bo seen that
the long-neglecled kite has, during the
past year, risen to such a plane that its
future development will bo watched
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