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SHAPED LIKE TULIP
SEASON’S DRESSY SKIRTS ARE PARTICULARLY CHARMING. Sketch Show* One of the Molt Mod em Designs, Suitable for Use in All of the Light Cotton Materials. Don’t you think that dressy skirts look like tulips dipped in the dyes of the rainbow and lulled from the fields of Holland, where one fringe of petals overlaps the next? The skirt design gives just such a charming impression, especially as. it is built in the wonderful color combi | 1 (J^ Tulip-Effect Skirt. nations that are now in vogue. For instance, the upper overskirts of pink ish-mauve chiffon, over a pink chiffon loose facing that sends a glow through the outer skirt without making it pink. Under this falls a chiffon skirt of a deeper shade of wistaria over a silk skill of changeable pink and purple, with a general tone of purple. It is quite the fashion to mingle pinks, fire colors and purples so that the whole garment looks like a design in orchid, dipped in purple shadows and sunny highlights. One must be an artist to know how to mingle colors effectively, so that you will find it much more simple to drape a full chiffon or voile overskirt above a silk skirt. It is also fashionable to make the overskirt of flowered taffeta draped over a skirt of plain taffeta of the arae general color scheme, as. for instance, rose colored taffeta where roses form the color plan of the overdress. SUMMER CORSETS IN CHIFFON Combine Lightness of Weight With Wearing Qualities That May Be Called Remarkable. One of the daintiest accessories for the bride or bridesmaid for that mat ter is the corset of flowered chiffon. No woman who possessed a blouse of the best quality chiffon but knows how it wears, how it washes and cleans and bears strain and pressure out of all proportion to its apparent fragility. The new corsets made of three thicknesses of chiffon are boned with transparent composite reeds and fastened with backalite clasps. A great amount of hand work Is put upon them, and a small collection exhibited recently in a New York shop was em broidered with sprays of blossoms and trimmed with real lace. Avery pretty new sports model is laced down both sides of the front about four inches apart. A narrow panel of silk elastic is inset at the sides to give perfect freedom. The newest models are rather high in the bust, with a prominent incurve at the waist and distinctively shorter in the hips, but they curve down shield fashion back and front. Another innovation is the taffeta cor set made of pastel-tinted or pompa dour-flowered silk to match the elabo rate plaited and ruffled petticoats of the season. The corsets are to be worn beneath the thin summer dresses without any camisole and with merely a net under bodice to veil their charms. Corsets of silver cloth, while they were very much used during the win ter. are not shown for summer, and upon the whole the silver lace cami soles to be worn under evening dresses of black and colored tulle are rather more chic. But the line of the corset top. the thick portion of the camisole and the upper edge of the bodice or girdle are Identical and the fashion for the very close-sheathed figure, espe cially at the wai >!ne, tends to elimi- PELERINE EASY TO MAKE Friils and Puffings Will Quickly Con vert the Simple Elbow Cape Into a Furbelow. To make a pelerine is no difficult matter, especially if the silk chosen is soft and bright. Pussy willow and soiree are perhaps the best, but they are rather expensive and a great many, of the imported capes are of taffeta, ■which, with modeling, achieves most bewitching effects. The simplest little cape is the circu lar one corded three times around the shoulders, yoke fashion, and trimmed ■with a double box-plaited ruching or a pinked ruffle, but puffs, ribbons and laces may be added and an ostrich col lar makes a pretty neck trimming. Those being worn most in Paris are of light color, although it is said that black ones will increase in popularity as the season of thin dresses advances. Gray shot with pink or turquoise, beige with nile green or brown with rose are lovely combinations, and they tone up somber one-piece dress amazingly. This design is also suitable for use with swisses, lawns and other thin cotton material. It would be more at tractive to make the overdress of plain or dotted swiss, edged with lace or with narrow ruffles, and drape this over with a skirt made of plain swiss or mull and trimmed with many small ruffles or with several rows of ruffles edged with lace. A still more simple plan would be to buy three or four yards of thin embroidered flouncing and make the lower skirt of that. You will find, however, that good swiss flouncing of such v idth costs a good deal, although it is very beautiful, and narrow ruffles of swiss cost next to nothing, while pretty imitations of Valenciennes lace are inexpensive.— Washington Star. JACKETS OF COLORED SILKS Made Without Sleeves, They Most Ef fectively Dress Up Last Year's White Gowns. Bright-colored silk sleeveless jack ets, reminiscent of the ’6o’s, w'hich are being worn with white dresses of net and organdie, are some of the prettiest fashions of many years. These lit tle coats are edged with double quill ings of pinked or picot taffeta and are very full and ruffly around the hips. They hold possibilities for the made over dress, too. A tumbled and scant skirted net dress of last year can be washed, hung round with four or five ruffles of fresh material edged with bebe ribbon of velvet or satin in a fa vorite color, say cherry, and then a yard and a half of cherry taffeta will make a little sleeveless coat. This will conceal the waist’s cut, and if the sleeves are kimono, so much the bet ter. Another pretty fashion is the sleeve less jumper of crepe or chiffon. This is usually in bright colors also, but can be made in pastel shades for semi evening dresses and with its little pocketed peplum, sometimes embroi dered and sometimes beaded, it is sure to be used by the younger set, as it completely changes the look of a "white dress. With waist tied in by very long cords and tassels reaching to the bottom of ‘.he skirt, or by nar row ribbons in different shades of the same color, forming bunches over the distended hips, this little Peggy blouse is indeed a dainty novelty. Sports Coats Are Long. Sports coats reach to the knees. Many of them are finished at the bot tom with a wide hem turned up and caught to the coat by groups of but tons. Blazer Stripes a Feature. Blazer stripes are a feature of the new cottons and they are effectively used for coat collars and for sports coast and suits. nate all unnecessary layers of terial, be they ever so fragile. LIGHT MORNING FROCK IF t:: : . i W 'm' An appropriate gown for morning wear on the hot forenoons of the coming summer. It is of dotted voile, having two flounces, and the waist and tunic are in one. Full length sleeves are worn. A wide Dutch collar of white organdie and a bow of satin with two dangling streamers complete the costume. Some of the latest capes have arm places and shaped shoulders just like the snug little wraps of the early ’Bos, but the prettiest are those which bil low around the elbows and look a great deal more voluminous than they are. In Dainty Colors. One of the attractive features of the newest washable blouses is that they are in dainty, almost pastel colors. Of lawn, batiste or handkerchief linen, they have friils, “collets,'* sailor or high collars, outlined with narrow Val enciennes or filet lace. The sleeves are set in and a slight bishop puff at the lower part is gathered into a cuff. In the New Green Stockings. Green plaided with brown are some of the new silk stockings. Green, It is said, was the favorite stocking color of colonial Americans, and any glance at an invehton* of a colonial dame’s clothes will beai the statement out. So we are parhaps going back ward in our liking for green hose. When Planning for the Negligee In planning negligees one must con sider just what purposes they are to serve, and choose the materials and style accordingly. The dressiest ones of today are worn over petticoats, em pire slips, or harem trousers made of silk or satin, and are long coats of thin materials (like chiffon or crepe or organdie or printed voile), lace and ribbon trimmed. The garment to be worn under them is of equal impor tance and often serves no other pur pose than to complete the negligee. The most practical of elegaflt neg ligees are those made of thin wash fabrics elaborated with dainty laces and embroidery, to be worn over silk petticoats or lace-trimmed skirts. Fine plain white goods in all the sheer and dainty weaves, are used for mak ing them. They are much trimmed with lingerie lace and hand needle work on the body, and skirts open down the front -with band or -wide tucks about the bottom. Besides the all-w'hite cotton materi als figured voiles and printed mulls Boys’ Rompers in Stanch Fabrics ■SKv . ;•;*■•;■ l annnagpqflflpogflpeffijßgjpqp^^ j6Ko':'Sw<P >a ' ' •_. j^;ljsixffi||fePw t , WAv?79WWSfIMCTi if ’I.! - vit'*’** *• * *'• • • iK-.-.v.Oy •• '/>..v-<. ■!•*■* y-*-**v,.>•'• • • X .•fjm ObOG&iOr*y.'iK‘.’**As*ss**f. .•■•. .!•**•*•**••••♦'>...• . If one has nothing of mere impor tance to do, the chambray and gljig ham everyday play clothes for tle boy of five or so may be made at home. But clothes of this kind are manufactured so well and so cheaply that there is no economy in doing the work at home. In buying material there is economy in getting enough for several suits and cutting them out at the same time. Plain and striped or checked patterns are used together, as shown in the il lustration. The pieces left after the garments are cut serve to make the pockets, cuffs, collars, bands, etc., and those of the plain fabric are used on the checked or striped suit, or those of the checked on plain suits. Just now suits made with plain pants with striped and belted Russian blouses are much the fashion for lit tle boys, worn with leather belts in black. Bright red, blue, green or brown make the stripes against a white or unbleached ground, demonstrating that even the togs of the youngest ath letes take some note of the fad for sports clothes. But the stanch quali ties of old and tried fabrics, like those shown in the picture, always give them first place in the consideration of manufacturers. The rompers shown at the left of the picture may be had in chambray, coarse linen or heavy cotton weaves. The body and pants are set together at the front under a belt of checked gingham. The belt buttons at one side and the pocket and cuffs to match it finish this useful garment neatly. The suit at the right shows the re New Use of Ostrich. The return of ostrich feather trim ming was so entirely confined to the use of small tightly curled tips that for a time it was thought no other variety would be used, but an exhibit of new hats for summer wear in New York Just before Easter had a number of plume-trimmed hats. The feathers were very broad and full and slightly curled and the colors were light. Many plumes were ornamented with tight little bunches of flowers all along their tength and one hat. a broad .soft crin. THE SEA COAST ECHO, BAY ST, LOUIS. MISSISSIPPI accomplish some wonderfully preny effects in less expensive designs. They are patterned after models in crepe or chiffon that! are very filmy and beauti ful. One of these crepe designs is shown in the picture, worn over a pet ticoat of flowered taffeta. It is made with a Skirt of plaited crepe and bloused bodice, with shawl drape of wide shadow lace. A big rosette-bow of satin ribbon, with ends a half yard long, is chosen in a color to match the color prevailing in the negligee. Maize, pale green, rose, blue, and pink are liked best, ana some lavender and or chid tints are exquisite. The color is chosen with reference to the petti coat, or the petticoat with reference to the color. In the picture a pretty cap matches the negligee in color and is made of crepe and lace in the crown. Narrow ribbon is used for a ruffle and band trimming. Silk stockings and bou doir slippers of satin or ribbon finish a costume as alluring as any the wear er is privileged to own. verse combination with tho separate pants and blouse of checked material. A bias band of plain fabric finishes the neck and bottom of the pants; also the top of the practical patch pocket. Short sox and strong strap slippers, or better still, sandals without sox, may bo worn with rompers by the happy youngster who is not allowed the blessed privilege of going barefoot. Handsome Blouses. Georgette crepe is the most popu lar material for blouses and washes and irons like linen. Handkerchief linen is next in popularity. It comes in white, flesh, blue, lilac and gold, charming stripes, plaids and dots on plain grounds. More sheer and quite as elaborate and substantial is the new pineapple cloth, which is as trans parent as organdie. Hair Ornaments. Russian hair ornaments consisting of strings cf pearls which are caught to the hair in the hack with fancy pins falling in a loop under tho chin and again over the bust, are extreme, but very effective with evening dresau Russian Jewelry in the form of brace lets in antique gold, set with colored stones, is attractive. They are orien tal In design and coloring. The coat of knee length is smartest for sports wear. had a feather laid around its edge like a fringe. The flues on the inside were clipped and in their place was a spray of lilies of the valley. Satin Sports Skirt. The vogue for satin sports skirts is on the increase, but it is only fair to be warned that this sport satin will bear but a limited amount of cleaning and it does not cope through the wash with distinction. Upon the whole it is a very expensive sports fabric in questionable lasts. [The Golden Hope By GEORGE E. COBB inwmwMiiwumw (Copyright, .916. by W. Q. Chapman.) “Where did you get me?” “Outside of the Dew Drop, tossing your money to a crowd of loafers and bragging that you had come back to Oreville to show people how to mine.” “That’s me!” observed Rufe Glid den, sitting up in bed and staring curiously about the dainty orderly room he was in. “And you took me in, the Good Samaritan, eh?” “I was sorry for you, Rufe, and I didn’t forget that you gave me my grub stake five years ago, when you left Oreville.” “Forget that!” “I never have. The claim, low grade as it is, has enabled me to send a living back to the family in the East, and when my wife died I brought my daughter and the little ones out here. I’ve saved two thou sand dollars. When I double that. I’m going back 'to the old home town, buy out a modest little business and edu cate the kids. Breakfast is ready.” “I’ve not got much appetite,” said Rufe, and he looked around as he said It. Then, left to himself, he got up and His first move was to search his coat. Yes, there was a flask “for the morning swig.” He re garded the fiery stuff gloatingly. Then his eye chanced to rest upon the bu reau cover. A dozen dainty female toilette accessories showed. A deli cately embroidered sachet sent out a sweet perfume. Beyond the closet door a light pretty dress showed. The man observed. An odor of sanctity seemed to appeal to his manliness. “His daughter’s room,” he muttered • —“she gave it up to me! Bah! they ought to have stowed me in some dog kennel! Through!” He gave the liquor flask a violent fling through the open window. He Rufe and Ward Visited the Aban doned Digging. watched it shatter to pieces on the ground. Then he went down stairs. John Ward was reading a newspaper. “See here, old friend, give me a scrap of paper and a pencil, will you?” “After breakfast, yes.” “No, now,” insisted Rufe peremptor ily. His hand was shaking, as, the articles provided, he dashed off a rap id scrawl. “There,” he said, signing his name to the pledge—“the first I ever gave, and the last, for it shall last for all time. Two witnesses, you and —” “My daughter. Mr. Glidden,” inter rupted Ward, courteously and gravely, as a charming young girl entered the room. “Rose, you have heard me speak of my best friend.” “Many a time, father.” was the earn est reply, and the glance of her grate ful, welcoming eyes sent a thrill through the object of her interest, and as well made him shamefaced. “He is a good friend to everybody but himself,” pursued Ward —“aren’t you, Rufe?” he challenged lightly, “Going to mend in that, though, daughter, and here is a little docu ment he wants you to witness with me. “Yes,” burst forth Rufe irrepressi bly, as the fair girl signed her name, “and if only out of respect to you, I swear never to break this pledge!” “You are a good man,” she said, simply and sweetly. Rufe -was charmed with the comfort and welcoming atmosphere of the lit tle home. It was not until noon that he left its peaceful, solacing influ ence; When he left the house he traced mingled anxiety and tender ness in the tones of Rose, as she said: “You have quite captivated the two children. They will be expecting you home early to tell them some more of those exciting stories of yours, Mr. Glidden." "I certainly shall not disappoint them,” assented Rufe, and his heart beat fast at the underlying token of genuine interest on the part of a true woman. Sure enough, long before dark he came down the road from the town. His eye was bright, his step elastic. He seemed like one buoyed up by some new energy and interest in life. “My old friends had programmed a sort of a reception for me in the town.” reported Rufe, after a pleasant evening with the little ones, “but I shut them off on the happy water end of It Now then, friends —for you are that —I’ve got some business to talk over with you. I was a good deal sur prised when I got Inquiring around, to find that the Golden Hope mine had petered out.” “Yes, two years ago,” nodded Ward. “The vein ran short —not until they had taken out a little fortune, though.” I hear.” said Rufe, “and I found the runway going to ruin and the stamp mill rusted and broken. Do you know that the old owner of the mine offered tt to me for a thousand dollars?” *1 know it’s gone begging, and no one would touch it at any figure,” re marked Ward. “Well, I’m going to buy It ” an nounced Rufe. “Don’t think I’ve gone out of my senses,” he added. "Will you stake me?” “You mean, will I loan you a thou sand dollars?” “Just that.” “Rose, bring my bank book.” di rected Ward, without a moment’s hesitation. “Not so fast, dear old partner!” In terrupted Rufe. “The money will do tomorrow. I want you to help me— will you do it?” “You mean work with you?” “Yes.” “Rufe, old friend,” spoke Ward, “1 wouldn't give five cents for the Gold en Hope. You’re buying it for a thou sand dollars. I never knew you to make a miss in the mining game. I don’t know your plan, but I do know that you know your business. Use me. With you for the leader, I follow.” “Thank you, Ward,” replied Rufe with palpable emotion —“you shan’t miss It.” The Golden Hope mine was located out of the traversed trails. For a solid month every day. quietly and keeping their own counsel, Rufe and Ward visited the abandoned digging. Every day Rose brought them their dinner. What anew glorious life what a mighty throbbing secret those three talked over, worked over, dreamed over! And every new day two ardent hearts understood one an other better and better. At the end of the week Rufe Glidden drove out of town with a hired wagon and two horses. He returned, with a cover over the heaped-up wagon box, in front of the assay office. A crowd gathered. The rumor spread like wildfire that Rufe Glidden had found a giant pocket of pure gold at the old mine. “It’s gold,’boys,” he admitted buoy antly, ‘“but it came from no pocket. Why. you stupid galoots! it’s been lying before your eyes in the clear open ever since the Golden Hope closed down.” And then he explained; “You see, the careless old workers let grease drop onto the quicksilver plate, and the corrugations let about as much gold slip into the tailings as they really got. We’ve simply worked the dump—and panned it, pound by pound. If we don't get a clear fifty thousand dollars out of the clean-up, I’m a tenderfoot!” He was a tender lover to Rose, and that was all of his life, and he went back to the States her proud, loyal husband. “The treasure we found in the Gold en Hope,” explained John Ward, when he showed his new neighbors a minted bar of the products of the tailings of the abandoned mine. “The treasure worth more than all the wealth the Golden Hope ever held!” added Rufe Glidden, his arm encircling bonny, contented Rose. HELP THE EGYPTIAN WOMEN Christian Missionaries Are Doing a Wonderful Work in the Country of the Pharaohs. For the girls of Egypt the schools open the door into a Avider and brigh ter world. But this is not possible for the women in the homes; hence the gospel message must be brought to them. And this is being done by the lady missionaries, married and un married, and by the more than fifty Egyptian and Syrian Bible women un der their direction, who go from house to house, teach the women to read the gospel, give a simple message suited to the understanding of the women, or conduct simple prayer meetings, and in every way possible try to reach their hearts with the message of sal vation. The wives of the Egyptian pastors, and the teachers in the girls’ schools, are also doing a good work for the women in the various congre gations. The doctors and nurses in the hospitals of the mission are doing much to alleviate the physical suffer ings of the women and at the same time instruct them In the Bible. Week ly prayer meetings and monthly mis sionary meetings furnish instruction and training in Christian work for the women of the church. In these vari ous ways faithful effort is being made for the salvation and uplift of the women of Egypt.—Rev. C. C. Adams. When Mr. Wibbles Scored. Really Mr. and Mrs. Wibbles were very happy together, except when an argument arose. Then Mrs. Wibbles contradicted her husband firmly and as a matter of principle. One evening they were discussing the question of superiority of man over woman, and the lady’s temper w r as heated. “At any rate,” said her husband presently, “there is one good, sweet and perfect thing which a man can have, but which is barred to women.” “Never!” cried Mrs. Wibbles passionately. “I deny it!” Then she asked curiously, “What do you mean?” “A wife,” was the calm retort. Nice Distinction. Bert, who was fond of a young man who was home on his vacation from a medical college, Injured hla hand quite severely, and his mother told him to go over and let Jack —the stu dent —look at it. The little fellow said: “Shall I call him doctor, or just Jack?” Then quickly he added; “Oh, I know; if he has on his old clothes I’ll say Jack, but if he has on his good clothes and is all fixed up, then I’ll say doctor.” Thief Shows Originality. Thieves are not common in Alaska, but when one does appear he general ly exhibits an originality of conduct ' difficult for less accomplished folks to comprehend. As an instance of this characteristic a thief broke into a store at Douglass recently and stole all the 1916 tags provided for licensed dogs, thus subjecting every canine In town to the danger of being taken tip by the dog catcher. The mcim cmKm^ Ability is often burled deep In con tent and indifference. A Wow in the fece has more than once stirred a good-natured, easy-going gaser into a realisation of his real strength.—Her bert Kaufman. GOOD THINGS. A delicious roast which resembles venison may be prepared with a leg of mutton. Cut all Skln and every ' moat into a kettle with a pint of wa ter anti a cupful of vinegar, a few peppercorns, one-fourth of a lemon, two onions, a carrot ami a bay leaf. Let the meat soak in this three days, turning the meat twice dally. Drain and put the meat into a roasting pan with the vegetables and a cupful of the sauce; let it cook an hour and a half, basting it occasionally and add ing more sauce if needed. Serve the meat with the sauce thickened with flour and sour cream; strain the sauce and serve in a sauceboat. Beef Heart Chop Suey.—Boil the heart and chop in small pieces. Taki two minced onions, one pint of toma toes, two tablespoonfuls of chopped suet, and a quarter of a package of macaroni, previously cooked. Mix all together, put in a baking dish, add a cupful of boiling water and bake an hour. Nut Loaf.—Take a cupful of chopped walnut meats, mix with a half cupful of bread crumbs .and the same amount of uncoated, cooked rice, a tablespoonful of minced parsley, a teaspoonful of salt, a few dashes of red pepper, two eggs beaten, and three tablespoonfuls of butter melted. Mix well and mold In a pan until firm. Unmold and bake in a small dripping pan, basting with melted butter. Bake for three-quarters of an hour. Cranberry Salad.-r-Take a half cup ful each of chopped celery, apples and cranberries, with a teaspoonful of salt. Serve on lettuce leaves with mayonnaise dressing. Pickled Tongues.—Let simmer for twenty minutes three pounds of salt, one pound of brown sugar, three ounces of saltpeter and seven quarts of water; skim while boiling and when quite cold pour over the ton gues, which must be completely cov ered with the brine. SOMETHING DIFFERENT. What housewife does not enjoy put ting dainty new dishes before her fam ily, remembering, too, that the attractive way in which they are served is a large part of their popularity. A delicious salad dress- Wing for fruit is made by using two tableapoonfuls of honey, three table spoonfuls of olive oil, a tablespoonful of lemon Juice and a dash of salt. Use as soon as blended. Especially fine on pineapple. Sage Rarebit.—Cut fine a half pound of rich sage cheese, add two table spoonfuls of flour; to two egg yolks, slightly beaten, add one and a half cupfuls of milk, a fourth of a tea spoonful each of paprika and salt and two tablespoonfuls of butter. Cook over hot water until smooth, stirring often. Serve on buttered toast or crackers. When this mixtujre is cold it makes a nice sandwich filling. Fresh Strawberry Bavarian Cream. —Soak two tablespoonfuls of gelatin In water to cover, put a half cupful of sugar in a saucepan with a half cupful of water, add a half a box of stemmed berries and heat to the boiling point, but do not mash; turn in the gelatin and when thickened like egg white i add a pint of cream whipped, folding it in carefully. Let stand to become stilt and serve with a garnish of berries. Strawberry Dumplings.—Take two j and a half cupfuls of berries, a cup | ful of sugar, a tablespoonful of butter. ! two cupfuls of boiling water, and let I simmer a few minutes. Mix together : a cupful of flour, tw r o teaspoonfuls of baking powder, a fourth of a tea spoonful of salt and three fourths of a i cupful of rich milk. Drop the batter | in eight portions into the boiling ; sirup; cover tightly and cook twenty minutes without lifting the lid. Servo hot with the sauce and whipped cream if desired. Raspberry dumplings are prepared in the same way. Fruit Sauce. —Take a third of a cup ful of raspberry Jam, or strawberry if preferred, add two tablespoonfuls of thick sweet cream, whipped, and serve on the pudding. Queer Name of Georgia Town. A town in Georgia rejoices in the strikingly original, but somewhat am biguous designation of Nameless. The name was given from the fact that in a list of several hundred names sub mitted to the post office authorities not one was found satisfactory Liable to Be Misunderstood. “Some people,” said Uncle Eben, “talks so much ’bout their troubles dat you £its a notion dey’s tryin’ to shove all dd bein’ sorry off on to somebody else.” *• The Unexpected. Amateur Photographer (touring in the country) —“Pardon me, sir. but would you object to my taking your daughter Just as she is?” Farmer Green —“Well, this is sudden; but take her, and be happy. Keep yer eyes on him. Sal, till 1 scoot round for the parson.” Whence the Modern “Bridal.” Bridal, as meaning a feast to cele brate a wedding is really bride ale, ale being the term formerly used to indicate any festival in England.