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I * Harriet Lane. Xellie Grant. France* Folsrtm Cleveland. iumes of Other Fair Brides. SY MRS. JOSEFA OSBORN. The Fashion Expert. EMWvelt'i wedding will bp the ■ take place in flic White Hou.se fa t, the Inst occasion jn-h a celebration lvr* more than fa rears w. In U rover < 'loveland'B LSTatioii. w !ic:i '-hose Mies Fol ii mfctrt e the White House. •tUisa ViHii the last of a series HOW SIX BABIES FACED A FLASHLIGHT * lUeurions to note that the face be- Jiai talk before the lips are able to f amp sounds that convey meau 't t« others. Here If a remarka tration of the fact in the faces of a gro-ip of babies who were It confronted riith a flashlight. F»te of mind of each is easily to be ( ' which uv<- - that were scattered pretty evenly through the nineteenth century. It is interesting to note the gradual change in fashion that has taken place during that century, as typified, iu the wed ding dresses of the severtirf^brides. IJeginnlng in IS2O. the first was the wedding of Mlas Maria Monroe. The Empire style still showed its influence in the short waist and straight, scant skirt. Over the simple gown of white satin was worn a lit tle bodice of pale blue satin. This was finished at the bottom with little lace trimmed tabs. A dainty chemisette with sleeves of sheer est India mull anpears av the top of the bodice. Around the lower part of the skirt Glimpses of child character shown in the different effects produced on each of thein by the glare and explosion. spreads the face. One shows indifference, another rear, still another finds amusement in the situa tion, and it is amusing to find that another member of the group pays absolutely no at tention to the flash, but is busily absorbed in something else that is taking place out of the range of the camera. The sound of the explosion has evident y astounded another tiny mite, who probably imagines the whole affair Is some giganth scheme of entertainment devised entirely are three straight bands of blue satin, and below these still is a thick roll of white satin, bound nt intervals by crossed bands of blue. Two aimple flllels of silver were bound around the smoothly parted hair, while a ■ wreath of roses held the long veil in place. Miss Elizabeth Tyler in 1841 wore a . bridal gown which at that period was a marvel of beauty. An overdress of heavy ! white satin was fitted tightly to the figure i above the waist, while the flaring shirt was , slashed open in front to show an underskirt of palest lavender, trimmed with flounces ' of Brussels lace. The edges of the white i overskirt were embroidered in silver. The sleeves showed ruffles of the same lace. Fastening the front of the bodice were silver-embroidered buttons with fes toons of pearls. ! ■ The next wedding was in 186(1 when Miss I Harriet Lane wore the charming costume for her benefit, and only wonders that so mad nolcsc should have been necessary to produce the very pleasing display of light which she is just witnessing. These lwibies are too young to have had experiences that enable them to reason about such things as this except in the . most limited way, so there is another in teresting thing about these pictures. J The remarkable difference of expression , is due almost altogether to heredity. That i DRESSING AS AN ART jmr HIS season seems to offer us everything in the way of fWM style, and one isn't bound \J7 flown to any particular man ner of dressing, for there are things of every conceivable pattern. Shirts are short and long, hats large and small, coats tight fitting and loose, belts Tide and narrow, waists large I !'never before in the history of dressmaking has so much been left to individual taste. Consequently there is a much great - rp C l an ee for success in dressing, as v ell as an Infinitely larger field for bl The er auestion Is aaked more than ever before, What constitutes good dl Good g dressing now as always means the right thing for the right occa si T h . i aw of the eternal fitness of thines is Just as much a law in dress mi 11 in everything else, but there is no* "ace where it is more sinned 'Tarn'not going to be so foolish as to Mate that money is not an aid to lood dressing-money helps tremen- Hmnlv of course. But given all the money in the if Rood taste doesn't go with u there fs no chance of the rich ~~,c,r, heinff well dressed. *'tC extravagantly, over-dressed wo man is never well dressed If a poor girl has taste she can soon 1 Jrn to make her own clothes much Uuer than any one can make them fol She er must study to know her own peculiar style. She m"st learn, what things become her. IMO ENGAGEMENT MISS ROOSEVELT. Al „„, follow me c.«»» «' w-J»f cvou from pagan aays i» troibal. ln ace ord with Perhaps she may ■« , gald t o hare the spirit of the ring. th de i lv ery of originated in the days ™JJ£ save that o»e\ signet ring the owuer of other authority to net roi jur the ring. .The ri"f s possessor out thU Idea. Mlcated that " privi w*« aopo to share the rights a "£ * d . MM*t the man who gave it. ™e ? eu «W#]*rg went .till further and typified «P d of that period. About her sloping shoul ders were folds of white satin arranged so as to form a deep point in front. Beneath this the tight fitting bodice was drawn down in like manner, while the stiffly supported, voluminous skirt puffed out like a balloon below it. Bands of the material, laid In narrow pleats, encircled the skirt, with a deep flounce of point lace at the bottom caught by pink roses. A wedding that is still remembered was that of Miss Nellie ftrant in 1574. Her gown of white satin was made with a long, tight-fitting bodice, having a vest of rare lace. The square neck was filled with a little frill of the lace. About the hips was draped satin in heavy folds, which were drawn up at the back in an enormous mass of material from which hung the rather scant train. A deep ruffle of lace trimmed the l>ottoni of the skirt. Her hair was dressed high, with a deep fringe in front. is. each little face shows the child's char acter. The little blond girl whose ex- f pression shows entire indifference is the v child of a father that spent his lifetime 1 iu an arduous occupation where he learned 1 to face clanger as an everyday occurrence. i Other faces show that the little ones have 1 inherited a timid disposition, and the ex- r pression of amusement doubtless indicates < that baby Is blessed with an even temper, f which wi 1 be worth more to it in peace of < mind than great riches. 1 BY GUROLINE. But all this takes so much time, you say. Remember that anything that tenda to make you attractive is not a waste of time. And remember also that the only i free woman is the woman who makes her own clothes. Every other woman is the slave to ' her dressmaker. The style of dressing for the busi i ness woman is practically settled. The only plan that individual taste can be ' consulted is in the choice of colors, for '. it is stipulated that the business wo man must go in for the plainest sort • of dressing. i Above all things, she must look im • maculately neat. Her shoes must always be well l blackened, and she should have clean I collars and cuffs. There is nothing that makes such a i favorable impression on an employer ■ as neatness. The society girl has to face an t entirely different proposition. She • has to get all sorts of gowns for i dinners, dances and receptions, but 1 even then the girl who can make some of her own clothes has a tremendous i advantage. i And in the social, as well as in the business world, it is the most simply dressed woman who is best dressed. ; Unless you have unlimited funds l you will be wise if you confine your l self in dressing to one color, and that color not too striking. Don't buy a thing merely because you think it pretty, l Stop and consider if it goes well l with what you have, or will make l everything else look shabby. Above all things, avoid all furbelows, l and always remember that dressing, t like all the other arts, is at its best when simplest. and »W*Ug« It wa » much larger than It U bow, and in those days the ceremony of batfOthai was performed by the bride groom p mating his hand through a large fug and thn» talcing the hand of the bride. 4b« "ring signlfylnc that they were to be anittd aa one. Tha third linger of the left hand came to be the linger through religious ceremony, although In many countries the marriage ring is worn on other Angers, and some times even on the thumb, and by both Im" the old English marriage ritual the wedding ring was blessed in this wise: First it was slipped over the bride s thumb with the word*. "In the name of the Father": then taken off and put on the first linger, with tha words, ' And of the Son": then removed to the second finger, lUh *Ue. word*. "And ol the Holy Ofcost. • and sprays of orange blossoms were fast ened in the veil. When Miss Frances Folsom became the bride of President Cleveland in 18Si! her gown of rich white satin was in the height of fnshion. The long, perfect-fitting bodice was lavishly trimmed with point lace and finished about the l>ottom with narrow folds of the material. These formed a broad band, which was further decorated by a garland of delicate pink t-os»s. At the back great folds of the satin fell from the high bustle to form the long train. The veil, fast ened with orange blossoms, was long enough in the back almost to cover the train. She carried no bouquet. All of those weddings, which made a great stir hi their day. will probably be over shadowed by that of the popular daughter of I'lesideut Roosevelt, and great will be the curtoalty to know what will be the next wedding dress of the White House. This whole gamut of expression was caught from a little group of youngsters who will be on hand along with something like a thousand others when the County Fair opeEs at Madison Square Garden Pe c-ember 21!. The babies will be on exhi bition every afternoon, and trained attend ants will look alter them and see that every discomfort is avoided. They will be fed on fresh milk from prize cows, and every pre caution will be taken to keep them In the best of health. COCOANUT PUDDING. ONE pint rich milk, two tablespoons cornstarch, whites of four eggs, scant half cup sugar, a little salt. Pol the milk over the fire, and when boiling add the cornstarch, wet with a little cold milk; then sugar, stirring constantly until It makes a smooth paste. Then take from the (ire and stir la the beaten eggs. Flavor with vanilla, and when slightly cooled add half a crated cocoanut. Tour Into a mold: set in a cool place. Serve with soft custard. DANISH PUDDING. ONE cupful of tapioca, three generoua pints of water, half a teaspoonful of salt, haif a teacupful of sugar, one tumbler of any kind of blight jelly. Wash the tapioca and soak in the water all night. In the morning put it on in the double boil er and cook one hoar. Stir frequentlv. Add the sail, sugar and jelly, and mix thor oughlv. Turn into a mold that has been dipped in cold water and set away to harden. Serve with cream and sugar. Feautiful Garment of Rus set Cfeen Velvet Trimmed w.th Bands of Sable, and Hat to Match. * * * WfU ITU styles of the Directorate or of If I the Empire, with hats or coiffure* W of Louis XV. or Louis XVI.. the woman who does not dress intelligently is apt to appear ia same hopeless incongru ities. Properly worn, the present styles are charming. But amonjt the fashionable crowds the eye is continually offended by faulta of taste among those who should b« leaders. Oh those little melon shaped hate which seem dropped on the head by accident—it is painful on certain Irregular profllea in which the nose turns too often on high, seeking despairingly the missing brim of the hat. It Is a disastertnis effect and the sooner it disappears the better. Sinipllcitv will ever be In the best taste. Those symphonies of dark violet or of green, accompanied by different hats In felt, not too small, trimmed with an im mense plumes placed at the back, are the happiest combinations of the Autumn. Whv choose jackets of velvet, satin and embroidery, with complicated revers and trimmings, when there are so many beauti ful and simple styles to choose from? Why without reason, when one is not at all the type, choose a Louis XV. coiffure to the detriment of one's beauty? It is simply on account of the love cer tain women have for "the fashion." They will follow it to the letter. No sooner does it appear than it is adopted. Becomingness and individuality should have more weight than blind fashion. As an illustration of harmony in hnt and dress, combined with graceful simplicity, the ac companying sketch will serve. The Empire redlngote is of russet green velvet, fastened with one large button »nd trimmed with bands of sable. The white satin revers are boardered with the same fur. A jabot of Alencon lace gives a soft finish at the neck. The extremely becoming hat Is in a —Si- •ihtxi >ihto.-ari.*teg*!*s. Paris Fashions. Evening or opera cloak of violet goods trimmed with a band of satin ribbon of a darker color; sleeves draped: collar of ermine. REDINGOTE BY MRS. OSBORN