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Mannish Feature of New Styles
Wins Wide Popularity.
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
In the line-up of things masculine
or mannish the clever little vests are
'notable. Neckwear or accessory de
signers and manufacturers have ccn-
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Twenty Years from Today a Baldhead-
ed Man Will Be an Unusual
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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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
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
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.
S-Passenger Touring
4-Passerrger Roadster
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Its lines are like the queenly yachts whose grace you pride9
Designed to please the eye and still in strength abide.
Within its spacious body, Comfort's needs it meets, '
And welcomes Relaxation in its rich, upholstered coats.
"Btiilt Like a Watch" it is, to its minutest part
A perfect product of the blaster Builders art.
Compared with other cars of every style and mode,
The Elgin Six stands out distinct, "The Beauty cf the Road. 99
But neither power, speed, strength nor endurance was sacrificed to
beauty and style in the making of the Elgin Six. And while the new Elgin Six
is a big, powerful car, it is an economical car to operate.
The Elgin Six has repeatedly demonstrated on long tours and in
t 1
reiiaousty ana economy tests during the past year that it will average from
twenty to twenty-five miles to the gallon of gaso!i2-3, and better than two hun
dred miles to the quart of lubricating oil, while its low weight results in keeping
ure wear aown zo a minimum.
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.
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ibration on rough reads
sets a new standard cf
wmcn reduces shock and v
to a point not surpassed iri any car at any price, and
motoring ease ana eomiort at high sneeds.
,rfl55Icttabie center cowl, combined with the true vacht line
a V- type raoiatcr, give the Elgin Six a distinction that sets it aart
cn cars, 'ihis da:ib1f rrvL-A rA ecf . r- r j
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aesign an
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coier car seihng tor less than $1250.
Surely, it is woi
th your vhile to investigate the Elgin.
Elgin Motor Car Corporation, Chicago, U.S.Ac
Distributor for the following counties Gates, Bertie,
Northampton, Warren, Halifax, Martin, Edgecombe,
Washington, Pitt, Greene and Beaufort.
Choice Territory; and Good Contract For Live Agents
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