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Charming Messaline Afternoon Gown
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An afternoon gown of messaline Filk,
pictured here, is one of many that the
amateur seamstress may undertake
with assurance that success is easy.
The summer afternoon dress is about
the most satisfying of all the clothes
wherewithal we are clothed and any
number of them have been designed
(of the lovely fabrics made for wear
in the good old summer time) that are
easy to make.
In the dress pictured the skirt is
straight and short and full. It has a
high waist line with a smocked or
shirred panel at the front and single
box plaits disposing of the fullness at
the sides and back. Two knife-plaited
ruffles extend about the skirt near
the bottom and at the hip line, but
they terminate at the front panel on
A loose, plain blouse of chiffon in
the same color as the dress with
Dutch neck has a narrow knife plait
Ing of the messaline festooned across
the front. A short jacket of the mes
saline is decorated with small buttons
and these and the odd sleeves with
turnback cuffs, are forceful little items
in the very good style of this gown.
The sleeves are full and confined near
the shoulder with a band of narrow
A frill of lace about the neck and a
long tie of narrow ribbon with border
of white complete the dress.
Summer afternoon gowns of voile,
or crepe, and fine lingerie gowns are
very smart, worn with bright colored
coatees of taffeta or crepe or a mes
saline silk lined with thin satin. The
surplice waist appears in many varia
tions in afternoon gowns. A com
bination of the eton jacket and sur
plice waist effect is novel; the sur
plice ending in sash ends at the back.
A blouse and girdle cut in one is one
of the happiest suggestions for the
afternoon gown. To pick out the un
usual and at the same time the simple
effects for afternoon dresses is to be
sure of success in style.
The three-tiered skirt in which the
flounces are set together is another
good idea for the afternoon dress. It
is worn with a soft chiffon blouse and
made high waisted or given that ef
fect by a very wide girdle. Made of
one of the thin materials' and worn
with a coatee of taffeta this is a cos
tume both economical and smart.
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In line with the fad for black and
white a wide girdle is made of ribbon
showing alternate stripes of white
satin and black velvet. It is fastened
at the front under a shallow loop of
the ribbon, ornamented by a row of cov
ered velvet buttons. Such a belt looks
well with black and white striped
skirts or all white. Or it may be
worn with frocks in gay colors where
it serves to tone down the brilliant
but fashionable shades.
A short neck ruff is made of black
satin ribbon having a narrow white
border striped with black. It is sewed
to a band of narrower black satin rib
bon In full triple box plaits. The edges
of the plaits are caught together to
form the ruche. A bow and ends of
plain black satin ribbon finish the
neckpiece which fastens with snap
fasteners at the front.
A bag of black and gold brocaded
ribbon is sewed to a gilt frame that
opens out, at the top. It is finished
with a black silk tassel pendent from
the bottom and suspended by short
loops of narrow satin ribbon. This is
one of the prettiest of many new bags
Hosiery, shoes, handbags and purses
have all swung into the black and
white vogue. Stockings are shown in
white having a crossbar in black, in
small checkerboard design, in stripes
and polka dots. Shoes employ black
and white leathers combined in about
equal proportions or are in all black.
outlined with white, or white outlined
Belts have also entered the run
ning, and in combinations of white kid
and black patent leather they have
captured the honors.
The phases of the new petticoats
are many. We have princess slips of
silk, batiste, crepe de chine, held over
the shoulders with straps of ribbon
and elaborately trimmed about the
hem with wide flounces of lace, plait
ed organdies, chiffon or net, caught
here and there with bouquets of deli
cately tinted French flowers. They
measure from four to six yards about
the hem, and sometimes little 1846
pantalettes, made of materials to
match the petticoat, are worn be
A pretty garment.
Jumped into fashion.
It is especially for youth.
And hence middle age will wear it.
Navy blue serge and taffeta build
They are nearer suspenders than
they were before.
Sometimes there are two straps
over the shoulders instead of one,
thereby lending dignity.
The Married Life of Helen and Warren
By MABEI, HERBERT URNER
Originator of "Their Married Life." Author of "The
Journal of a Neglected Wife," "The Woman Alone," etc
Helen Pays Dearly for Holding Her Own With an Asser
tive, insolent Woman
(Copyright, 1915, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
Ilelen viewed the coat from every !
angle in the triplicated mirror. She d
liked the cut, the b
straight lines I1
gave her an add- f(
.'d slimness. Its,
ver y plainness II
was distinctive af- V
ter the fussy s,
braids and but- t(
tons of the other tl
"i'm sorry to I
keep you walt
ing." the sales- B
/ woman came back
into the titting it
.; "room-"but the h
skirt's been mis- sI
laid. Just let me ti
Mabel H. Urner. see that number," o
ticket on the coat. r
"I like this better than any of the
others," admitted Helen. "If the
skirt's as good-I think I'll take it." c
"It's a circular skirt-I know you'll C
like it. Just a moment-" b
But it was several moments before
she returned, plainly troubled and still 9
without a skirt.
"There seems to be some mistake. s
Another customer has the skirt and
she wants to try on the coat." 8
"Oh, but I've already said I'd take
it!" Hlelen's desire for the suit in-.
stantly intensified. "Why, they S
"That's what I told Miss Boyd, but a
she says her customer had the skirt C
first. I've just sent for Mr. Carter." a
This element of uncertainty great
ly enhanced the desirability of the t
suit, and with feminine obstinacy 14
Hlelen determined to have it. The u
door now swung open to admit a
stout, blonde, assertive-looking sales, c
"Will you kindly let me have that a
coat a moment?" with icy authority.
"Why, I-I've bought this suit,"
"I beg your pardon, madam, my I
customer has the skirt! She had it c
on before Miss Walker showed you s
"They've sent for the floorwalker f
-I'd rather wait till he comes."
"But, madam, my customer's wait- t
ing to try the coat on," arrogantly.
Here, to Helen's intense etZtda&4 t
own saleswoman came back with' a a
tall, fairhaired, youngish man. i
"Mr. Carter, this is the customer.
She likes the coat and has practical- C
ly bought the suit without seeing the 3
skirt, but Miss Boyd insists-" 1
Miss Boyd, the stout saleslady, in. I
terrupted with an excited, voluble I
protest. Her customer had the prior 1
right to the suit. She had seen it on I
the figure, and the stock girl had
just taken it off for her when Miss 1
Walker took away the coat.
Realizing that Miss Walker was 1
much less assertive, Helen felt that
she must help her out or she would 1
lose the suit.
"I've had an account here for sev
eral years," her voice quivering with
excitement, "and if Ardman's won't t
let me have a suit that I've-"
"My customer has an account here
also, madam. She saw the suit on the 1
"Miss Thomas, the buyer, will have
to decide this," nervously interrupted
Mr. Carter. "I'll send for her," hast
ily making his escape.
"Oh-how unfair!" began Helen
tremulously. "Why-surely I--"
"Just wait," comforted her sales
woman. "Miss Thomasl1 be here in 1
a moment, and she's always fair. The
stock girl wasn't taking the suit off
the fijure at all! I took the coat off
Again the door swung open and
again entered the blonde clerk-this
time followed by her customer who
I had on the the skirt! She was a
thin, dark woman with an expensive
but unbecoming hat and a fussy lace
"I've come in to show you the skirt,"
with lofty scorn. "You can see it's
a mile too long for you. Now will you
let me try on the coat?"
The door was slightly ajar, and
just dutside stood Mr. Carter with
amused grin. The situation of two
women fighting for the same suit,
one wearing the coat and the other
the skirt, was no doubt most amus
Sing. But at that moment Heleh failed
: to see fn it any element of humor.
"Now, madam, that I've let you see
Sthe skirt, will you kindly let me try
Son the coat?" the woman repeated
S"I shall keep the coat until we
Ssee what the buyer says," flared Hel
en, furious at the arrogant, presumptu
The woman, now livid with rage,
looked as though she would take the
coat by force. But she contented her
self with a sneering, insolent re
mark about "some people who are so
ill-bred," and flounced haughtily out.
"I was so afraid you'd give it to
her," whispered Miss Walker.
"Oh, how brazen! The impudence
of her coming in here! Why should
I give her the coat," hotly, "any more
than she should-"
A buzz of voices outside, and the
door was pushed open by a tired, frail,
but capable-looking woman, whom i
Helen knew \was the buyer She was
" followed by the blonde saleslady and I
;Mr. Carter. Everybody began talk
Ing at once, in exc(ited high-pitched
voices-everybody but the buyer, and
she only listened. Then she turned
" to Helen with a bri,.[ "I'm v,.ry sorry
that such a mistake has happen''d.
A suit is usually sold by the coat, but
I'll have to see the other cu.toiner.'
"Right in the next room." and Miss
Boyd led the way triumphlantly.
Again 1hleh'n was lelt alone, a chok
ing sense of th warted indignation in
her throat. She would not get the
suit. Everybody always took advan
tage of her. She could never hold her
An endless wait; then Miss Walker
rushed in with a triumphant:
S"It's yours! You see, all the marks
-stock number and cost-are on the
coat ticket. That's what decided it!
I Oh, she's making an awful row-she's
"What did she say?" eagerly, then
1 quickly ashamed of her question.
"When she couldn't get the suit
she even tried to buy the skirt!"
1 "The skirt?" repeated Helen. "Why,
she wouldn't want just the skirt?"
"Of course not, but she's deter
mined you shouldn't have it! She's
still arguing-hasn't taken it off yet,
but she doesn't want that. Says she'll
withdraw her account, and never-
t Oh," joyfully, "here's the skirt now," I
as Mr. Carter handed it in. t
It was with a sense of elation, of 1
thrilled exultancy, that later Helen t
left the shop. For once she had tri. I
Then she realized that in her ex.
citement she had not even tried on I
the skirt, but since it was just a plain
t model it could not be far wrong.
They were almost through dinner
when Emma brought 1:i the large box
marked "special." Dropping her nap.- t
p kin, Helen started up with an ex- c
t cited, "Oh, it's my suit! I'm wild to I
1 see it!"
"See here, the suit can wait--you
r finish your dinner."
But already Helen hai it out of I
, the box and was trying on the coat. t
"Wait, dear, I'll put on the whole c
. th4-- -you can tell so much better,"
Sid g&thering up the package she ran
into her room.
But her heart sank as she slipped
on the the skirt. It was made with a
e yoke, a style she never liked, for the
line across the hips took from her
[. height. And the coat-somehow it
e did not look quite the same! But
r then she had had on her hat-per.
a haps that made some difference.
d Anxious for Warren's opinion, she
s ran back to the dining room. As she
turned slowly around before him, he
a viewed the suit in stolid silence.
t "Not crazy about it. Big enough for
d two of you."
"Oh no. it's just the skirt that's
I. too long-and the sleeves."
h "All right, if you're satisfied. You're
't the one that's got to wear it."
But Helen was not satisfied. She
4 had Emma leave her dishes to pin
e up the skirt. Then she spent the next
hour viewing it in the various mir.
e rors-her discontent growing as she
d found new faults.
t. "Take it back if you don't like it,"
growled Warren, exasperated by her
a constant appeals as to what he thought
of this or that alteration.
s. "Oh, I can't ask them to take this
n back," flushing.
te "Why not? You're not so blamed
g scrupulous about firing things back."
i "Oh, but this is different-another
woman wanted the suit! Oh, they
d had a time! They had to send for the
is floorwalker and the buyer-" And
to then came the story with all its de- I
re "That's rich!" Warren threw back*
: his head and roared. "Ha-ha, I'd '
have given a farm to see you two
" women scrapping. Butted right in
's with the skirt on, did she? Regular
, hair-pulling scene, eh?"
"Oh, she was so insolent about it!"
th "Well, I can't see that you were
to such a 'perfect lady.'"
t, "Why, I simply held on to the
tr coat! You certainly don't think I
. should have given it up to her?"
"d "Huh, seems now you're deuced sor
ry you didn't! I should say she
oe got the best of that deal. Looks like
r you're the one that's stung."
td Almost in tears Helen went in to
take off the suit. As she hung it on
ye a form in her closet, she thoght of
l. the months it must hang there, of
-. the countless times she must wear it
-and always with distaste. For she
;e, never wore with comfort a thing that
ze she disliked.
ir- It was a bitter price for a few mo
e. ments of triumph. Other people were
so always triumphing over her-yet
It. neither regret nor retribution seemed
to ever to come to them
With an almost vicious bang she
se shut the closet door. It was always
id so! Others got off-she never did.
re Whatever happened she was always
the one to pay.
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Lawyer Blind From Birth.
Blind from birth, yet successfully d
passing the bar examination before
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is a native of South Dakota and has
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Ten thousand dollars was added to
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fund the other day when a special de
livery letter from New York, contain
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to the United States the amount he
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This is the third largest contribu
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and attribute the relief to leaving off
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