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- r VESTS ARE NOTAH. Mannish Feature of New Styles Wins Wide Popularity. qp! Many of the "Weskits" Are Quite !n I dependent of Suits or Frocks With j Which They Are Worn. ' The 1917 season is one of contradic tions. It is quite easy one moment jto decide definitely that all apparel de ivelo'ped for femininity is distinctly tfe'minine, and in the very next mo ;ment run into something so mannish Jthat decision number one is completely reversed. In the line-up of things masculine or mannish the clever little vests are 'notable. Neckwear or accessory de signers and manufacturers have ccn- wr mm m m r m -m ! 1 . I I II II Vests for Al! Occasions. tributed their quota to popularizing the gilet or vest, as "weskits" galore have been turned out quite separate and apart from the suits or frocks they are destined to adorn. A woman may possess modish plain white vests of pique, linen, broadcloth, etc., in one tone high color or rakish, sporty af fairs in broad and striking checks sug gestive of the racecourse toggery. These vests are sometimes complete in themselves, being in fact merely little sleeveless jackets to be worn under neath the coat, and again they must be sewed or hooked into the garment and made a very real and definite part of it. A modish tailored vest of black and white checked faille silk is here shown, accompanying a suit coat of navy serge. The blouse and collar, or stock, worn with a severely tailored vest is usually quite mannish, in order to agree with the general suggestion. But soft stocks and jabots and rufile front shirts are also worn. The vest or gilet is featured as a part of many smart spring coats and dresses as well as suits. St CHARLES STRIXT ANJ oT. CHARLES HOTEL., P SHIRTWAISTS WILL BE WORN Women Will Not Give Up This Con ventional and Satisfactory Raiment at Mere Dictate of Fashion. It is quite evident that Women will wear the conventional shirtwaist this summer, although the short satin tunic has been the preference for the winter. The delisrhtful feeling of something fresh and washable next the skin is not to be given up for mere fashion. One might summarize the exhibition of spring blouses as follows : Heavy Chinese silk in narrow candy stripes, in different colors, is made up ;in a severe style, with a rolling collar and pearl buttons. Flesh-colored chiffon, georgette and fine voile are trimmed with filet, Irish crochet and honiton laces, and made up with long sleeves, sailor collar and groups of fine tucks in front. A hundred blouses will have a deep sailor collar edged with lace, to ten that are arranged otherwise at the neck. White crepe de chine is made into blouses, with broad panels of filet lace extending down the front. There is a flat, turn-over collar. The sleeves are long and gathered. into deep, tight cuffs of filet lace. v White chiffon is knife-plaited from shoulders to - waist, with two wide bands of lace forming the front. The sleeves are full, with a tight cuff of lace and a wide band of it placed at the back from shoulder to cuff. Crude tones of blue, red, green and yellow in a thick weave of Japanese silk are simply mcde and offered for use with dark tailored suits. Camphor Keeps Silver Bright. Silver articles may be kept quite bright when not in use if they are put in an air-tight box with a lump of camphor in it; when spoons get spot ted with mildew, they may be cleaned by rubbing, with a 'flannel dipped in whisky" and finely powdered salt. Plush Dotted Voile. A very pretty novelty is of cotton voile with dot stripes in self-tone plush. The dots are about three-quarters of an inch across and set just that distance apart. This voile comes in rose' and ivory and green and palr blue. ' . ERHAPS the most interesting of all American cities is New Orleans. This city, the winter capital of America, has a pop ulation of 400,000, 250 miles of paved streets, 107 public schools and kinder gartens, six universities and many private schools. The temperature in winter is seldom below 30 degrees and usually between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In summer it is between 75 and 90 de grees Fahrenheit. It is the center of southern financial and social life. It has the largest floating steel dry dock, the largest sugar refinery (10,000 barrels a day), and the largest oyster market in the world. It is the largest lumber mar ket in the South and has the largest cotton, sugar, coffee, rice and banana markets in the Union. It is near the greatest American oil fields, the great est salt mines in the western hemis phere and the greatest sulphur mines in the world. Famed as Carnival City. It is the Carnival City of America, the annual Mardi Gras surpassing in beauty and cost any similar fete in the world. And it is because so many visit this city every March that a sketch of its many points of interest seems especially timely. First, there is the custom house, :post office and federal court building, costing $400,000 and occupying one square block, on the site of old Fort St. Louis which stood there in 1796. The foundation stands on concrete and cypress logs laid crossways. Henry Clay laid the corner stone in 1846. During the Civil war the upper chambers were used as a prison for Confederate soldiers. In 1874 the re construction days the mayor and council were barricaded in the build ing. On the second floor is the marble hall, the first memorial to Bienville, the founder of New Orleans, said to be one of the finest business rooms in the United States, having 14 Corin thian marble columns, each costing $23,000. City of Monuments. There are many monuments in the city, but the most interesting to many will be the Margaret statue, a statue of Margaret Haughery, the humble bakerwoman, who toiled all the long years for support and maintenance of the little orphans of the city. She erected the New Orleans Orphan asy lum, also St. Vincent's Infant asylum, helped to build St. Elizabeth's Indus trial Home for Girls and gave every where and to every needy child. Her small business grew through her own exertions to a large steam bakery and she became a great factor in public life. Everyone, from the banker to the newsboy, would salute her as she sat at the door of her office. All hon ored and respected her. She had never learned to write. She was an orphan and yet she died as no woman in New Orleans ever died before, giv ing away thousands of dollars to the poor little orphans of the city. Jew ish, Protestant and Catholic were all remembered. She had a funeral such as no other woman ever had and al most before anyone could tell how it began the idea of a monument seemed to be in every mind. This is the first monument erected to a woman in the United States. The restaurants of New Orleans are noted for having the finest cooking in the world. The magnificent "Todo" restaurant, called the palace of chic, should be visited at least once by the tourist. This is opposite the St. Charles hotel and there the city of i New Orleans "offers with pride to its 5 guests the same French, Italian, Ger man, Latin-American and other high class cuisine that each nation serves to its countrymen. Hotels of Worldwide Renown. The St. Louis, or Royal hotel, stands in the heart of the French quarter. The original building, costing $1,500, 000, erected in 1835, was completely destroyed by fire in 1841, but another , was immediately erected on the same site and soon reached a degree of splendor almost unparalleled in the United States. It was the resort of the wealthiest planters and largest slaveholders in. the South. The lower rotunda was used for, a slave mart. The old slave block is still in the building and the names of the auc tioneers are engraved on the walls. Kenry Clay was entertained in this buflding with a dinner costing $20,000. It has been a statehouse and a be sieged fortress. But the most noted hotel iri the city is the St. Charles hotel, the third structure bearing the same name. The first was begun in 1835. The rotunda was world-famed. A dome 46 feet in diameter surmounted the edifice. The hotel was the resort of the wealthiest planters in the South. Its weekly balls were famous. In 1851 it was de stroved by fire. The second hotel was erected in 1852. In its parlors Jeffer: son Davis and a number of Southern leaders met on their way to the Charleston convention in 1860. In 1S62 Mr. Hildreth refused to give Gen eral Butler accommodations, resulting in a serious disturbance. General But ler finally succeeded in obtaining pos session and stayed there a few days In 1865 the impoverished Confederates were entertained there free. The bills contracted amounted to $30,000 and have never been sent out for collec tion. The historic building' was de stroyed by fire April 2S, 1894. From the ruins, like magic, sprang up the present hotel. Plotted Rescue of Napoleon. The Napoleon house, erected in 1821 by Nicholas Girod, the millionaire ex-mayor of New Orleans, was for the use of Napoleon, whom Girod pro posed to rescue from St. Helena. He was organizing an expedition for the purpose when the news of the em peror's death reached New Orleans. Dominick Tou, one of Lafilte's lieu tenants, and a select crew of Bara taria pirates, were to have effected a landing on the island at night and borne the imperial prisoner to the vessel. There are some indications in the memoirs written at St. Helena by .Napoleon's attendants that this plan was known to him. The first declaration of independ ence in the United Stot.es took place at New Orleans in 17G3 when Lafren iers and a number of FreDch patriots arose and sent the Spanish governor back to Spain. A Tttle ' liter Spain reconquered the territory. In the cen ter of the square General Jackson was" crowned the hero of Chalmette by the Creole girls of Louisiana in 1815. La fayette was received there in 1825. The Jackson monument, by Clark Mills, was set up in 1S46 at a cost of $30,000, Henry Clay making the dedi cation speech. The inscription on the granite base was cut by General But ler's orders during the Civil war. It reads : "The Union must and shall be preserved." Haunted House and French Market. Another interesting house is the Haunted House, located at Royal and Hospital streets, wThich was occupied in 1813 by Mme. Lalaurie, who treated her slaves with great cruelty, starving and torturing them to death. Her bar barous acts being made known to the public, forced her to fleet to France, where she subsequently died. Many slaves were chained in this building and after her flight human bones were found in the rooms. It is said that ghosts of the murdered slaves can be seen on dark and stormy nights. To see the French market at its best one must visit it in the early morning, Sunday above all others. It is the most remarkable and characteristic spot in New Orleans. Under its four blocks of roof every language is spoken. Gascon butchers, Moors, Italians and German vegetable women, Chinese, Hindus, Jews, Teutons, French and almost every other nationality gather here for business. St. Louis cemetery, No. 1, is the old est in the city. There numbers of the most noted citizens of the state and city are buried, among them Charles Gayarre, the noted Louisiana histori an, and Oscar Dunn, colored lieutenant governor under Warmouth. In the walls that surround the cemetery are tombs three tiers high, for the poorer classes. Another interesting cemetery is the Metairie cemetery, organized in 1872. At one time it was the race track of the Metairie Jockey club, for over 30 years the most noted race track in the United States. The track went out of existence in 1870, when Charles T. Howard, a wealthy citizen, bought it and turned it into a cemetery. In this plot stands the monument-tomb of the Army ct Northern Tennessee, sur mounted by Doyle's famous equestrian statue of Albert Sidney Johnston. CAN'T LOSE HAIR. Twenty Years from Today a Baldhead- ed Man Will Be an Unusual Sight. One of the most prominent druggists of America made a statement a few weeks ago which has caused a great deal of discussion among scientists in the medical press. He said: "If the new hair grower, Mildredina Hair Remedy, increases its sales as it has during the past 3rear. it will be used by nearly every man, woman and child in America within eight years. "When Mildredina Hair Remedy is used almost universally, dandruff wTill dissapear and with its departure bald ness, itching scalp, spliting hair and all scalp diseases will follow and twen ty years from now a bald head will be a rarity." There is only one way to cure dan druff, and that is to kill the germs, There is only one hair preparation that will kill the erms and that is Mildred ina Hair Remedy. This unusual hair restorer with its record of thousands of cures will grow hair on any head where there is any life left; it will cure dandruff, stop falling hair and itching of the scalp in thrfee weeks or money back. It is the most pleasant and invigorat ing tonic, is not sticky, or greasy and is used extensively by ladies of refine ment who desire to have and to keep their soft hair, lustrous and luxuriant. Fifty cents for a large bottle druggists everywhere. Mail orders filled by American Proprietary Co., Boston, Mass. CUT THIS OUT FREE to show how quickly Mild sen d a large sample by return mail to anyone who sends this Coupon to American Proprietary Co., Boston, Mass., with their name and address and ten cents in silver to pay postage. :OUBLi Mr. Marion Holcpmb. of Nancy, Ky., says: "For quite have pains and a heavy feeling after my meals a mnTf disagreeable taste in my mouth. If I ate any thine v-ith butteiyoil or grease I would spit it up. I began to have regular sick headache. I had used pills and tablets but after a course of these, I would be constipated It'iust seemed to tear my stomach all up. I found they weS no good at all for my trouble. I heard THEDFORD'S K recommended very highly, so bescan to use it. It cured me. I keep it in the house all the time. It is the bf liver medicine made. I do not have sick headache "or stomach trouble any more." Black-Draught acts on the jaded liver and helps it to do its important work -f throwing out waste materials and poisons from the sys tem. This medicine should be in every household for use in time of need. Get a package today. If you feel sluggish, take a dose tonight. You will feel fresh to morrow. Price 25c a package. All druggists. ONE CENT A DOSE First Class Goods Auto Goggles at ----- . 75C. White Metal Spectacles at - - .$1.00 15 year guaranteed gold filled Spectacles at ------ $2.50 14K Gold Spectacles at - - -57.60 h P I 1 0 73) These are twin evils. Persons suffer ing from indigestion are often tvouUe, with constipation. Mrs. Robert Alli son, Mattoon, 111., writes that when sii,; first moved to Mattoon she was a g-oat sufferer from indigestion and i-oiistiiv.- Food distressed her and there tion. Ihe lenses m all my glasses are the best that can be obtained and are guar- ! was a feelinS like heavy weight rr,s. arteed to give you perfect satisfaction, j sing on lier stoaeh and chest. ie F t class Watch and Optical repair- liL not rest wel1 at niglt d frit, s at reasonable nrices. All work worn out a g01 Part of the time. 0u GUARANTEED B. W. MARTIN - JEWELER With E. T. WHITEHEAD Company bottle of Chamberlain's Tablets correc ted this trouble so that she has shu-o felt like a different person. .958233 ? i " m S-Passenger Touring 4-Passerrger Roadster I V V , - - - si, -- J hG , feu J & Ine Car of the Hour9 Its lines are like the queenly yachts whose grace you pride9 Designed to please the eye and still in strength abide. 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The new Elgin Six is the latest and finest product of Veteran Engi neers and Master Car Builders, whose leadership and reputation have been coiauuiucu Linen aoiAicy ilq duuo. a ir? t tor car embodying, in the mh Distinctioii Endurance EcoEomy .Comfort The special construction of the Elgin vei vet-acting clutch enables the driver to start the Elgin Six on high gear and does away with .the necessity or gear srurhng unaer ordinary conditions a wonderful improvement that makes st sate and ecsy iG? a woman to drive a motor car. Elgin Engineers have perfected an improved reaVsnrlna ennpninn. v . 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