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.KW YORK, Jan. 23. It Is useless'
I In tredlct Itie near decline of J tho odd bodice, for lain advices from I'arla state that they are citEJ more thiui ever to the fore. len der this head Imported modoU include all waluls whoso textures differ from the IVKt of the costume worn, whether It Is tho trlmrnHt shirt-waist for morning or tho most elegant evening corsage. However, the uhlrt-wnlst of the I'arisl enno In a very frivolous affair, as little like llio stiff things Amorlcinm associate with thn mime as could lm Imagined, l'leferably In soft und limp materials, such an mull, French nnd thin shirtings of Bilk nnd cotton, Krrnrh women to whom a dainty freshness 1m Indispensable to com fort prefer these clrirn lug garmcnls to warmer nnd more ex pensive ones for liouxo us Here tin shirt-waist In delicate wash textures Is mIhu ti feature of winter ward- the "bloiipp beautiful." For, singular to say, as far as negligees and fancy waists are concerned, many Importers seem to prefer London styles to French ones. In the nm In more elaborate than Parisian modes, they are nevertheless at times of extreme simplicity, modest little bodices of goffered delaine nnd tuekei roint d'e prit liiin shown without a sign of other trim ming. Tho three bodices In question, however, cannot be uecusrd of exaggerated simplicity. that does not boast some degree of decol letage. Opera bodices, In truth, sometimes tum ble completely from the shoulders, though suspenders of some sort provide- security and comfort. A low opera waist of Ideal loveliness, seen nt a performance of "Parsifal," was almost bidden by a point lace Ix rtlia gath ered at tho bust with two wreathes of small pink roses. Four suspender straps of pink velvet ribbon with silvery reflections held It over the shoulders, and a plain white flies In natural colors xxi mounted with green enameled gold. But the third bag 19 the piece of the lot, and It Is dellciously foolish to boot. Made of white silk net embroidered with pearls, the front of the bag shows a very good profile miniature of the Empress Eugenie, done In the beads. The mountings of the bag are mother-of-pearl and gold, und when it opens a tiny mirror rises to expose an ancient little puff box at the back. Hut to como down from the heights anil to bags po&sible for the world which has J, y CHARMING PHASES OF THE BU)USM UKA17TIFUU robes, nd nil the dainty flummeries of the French styles has crept Into the do mestic field. Mannish shirt-waists are still seen, and as of yore, perfect results nro only ob tainable through the lest people, which make fussier styles after all easier for tho majority of women to accomplish. A batch of delightful little bodices, lately Imported, reveal some pretty and practi cal fancies In trimming. A shirt-wuist of absinthe green delaine boasts a deep purl tan collar of saffron colored linen. This, which is much in the shape of a pointed rape, fastens at the front with a ladder of saffron hone buttons und stitched linen traps. The stock of the waist Itself Is heavily embroidered with wool In the same , shade, and double cuffs of the yellow linen distinguish the sleeves. Soft wools are likewise favored by tho French makers for these funcy waists, and besides delaine., albatross and the old time cashmere are some of the materials Used. Narrow ribbon velvets und laces of roiny sorts often lift these to a point of uncommon elegance. Details, such as turnover collars and cuffs, and wide kid, velvet or rlblHin belts, also do a deal tor them, and so much are wide belt effects admired that trimmings so disposed fre quently create the look of a corset girdle. Brilliant color la also a point with some of tho Imported bodices, linen shirtwaists with fancy details twing displayed In rich Venetian reds and deep enamel blues, greens and yellows. A waist In Venetian red In a rare faded tone shows a novel disposition of stitched bards. One of these runs down the front of the garment, and the shoulder Una Is emphasised with two more, which end at the elbow puff of the ileeve. A new kink Is an arrangement of pointed talta which, cut In the waist Itself, are stitched like the bands and but tons over the ends of them. Three fancier bodice follow these two tunning yet simple waists, the trio demon strating som of ths English notions of Designed for dinner und theater wear, two bio In velours chiffons. This texture has superseded plain chiffon for winter use, though It is by no means so durable. In dead whites it displays a silvery sheen which silver embroideries will further en hance upon some low cut evening waist, and the coiffure knot In this case may a!st be a silver rose with gree.n satin leavej and loops of white velvet ribbon. Upon a pule bluo crepe waist embroid eries In a deep yellow are used, these up pllqueing an ornamental shoulder band and holding down the cut-out work of the stock. Yellow embroidery also shows on the deep shoulder flounce, and upon the frills of the elbow puff sleeves. This bodice but tons at the back and yellow panne girdles the waist. The velours chiffon creations are respectively In white and asalea pink. Tho white waist, which Is exclusively for house or theater use, la cut round at the neck and there trimmed in a way to simulato a yoke with rows of apricot vel vet ribbon, these connecting the points of long laco medallions, whose other ends extend far down on the waist. Sleeves elbow lengta and In puff shape' and girdle five Inches deep of bias apricot velvet. With the pink waist, which fastens at the back and displays a highly effective yoke, liink panne velvet, shirring and cream French lace are used. As to the skirt which Is to accompany any of these bodices, that must be de termined by the quality of the garment. With white evening waists of any descrip tion, plain skirts of black vtlvet and white and pale tinted cloth are much seen, and If the occasion Is the theater, gayly tinted bodices are conspicuous by their absence. Tlte slilrt waists of high color mentioned are used by the French exclusively for morning wear, and are sported with black gowns of extreme simplicity. Those Been at theater or opera are either white or In hues so coolly delicate as to seem scarcely tinted, and Um gala waist la rare Indeed velvet skirt was tho lower garment. Numbers of velvet skirts ore worn at the opera, and it Is curious to see how enter prising beauties will make one accomplish with several bodices tho look of as many complete changes of toilet. A durk young matron, to whom wine color Is becoming, has a (rained velvet skirt In this shade, which she varies with three separate bodices. One is of cream satin, with white and wine colored velvet knots about tho decolletage. Another stunning low bodice Is s aiT ron colored lace, belted with a wine colored girdle, below which hang little postillion tails at the back. Still another is of shaded pink chiffons the darkest tint reaching almost a wine Bhade and the palest being in the faintest axalea pink. Black Is not much seen at the theater, but occasionally a theater bodice In black net Illuminated with spangles and Jet is seen. One such has a hugh breast chou of scarlet that flames like some superb flower. A band of heavier sequlned work encircle the decolletage of this waist, the outside portion of whose charming elbow aleevea shows ornamental ploces of the same. A little above the elbow a band of scarlet Ilk holds them into the arm, and the whole front of the bodice, which Is worn with a black velvet skirt, is In narrow flounces. Delightful details of the evening get up nowadays are the handbags of brocade silks and bead work. These receptacles, which are Intended to hold the opera glasses, fan. handkerchief and smelling bbttle. are as ornamental aa useful. Some of the silk cross-stltched and beaded ones are precious posscsssions, for In the smaller si sea a number of these are genuine an tiques, which aristocratic dames show off at the opera and theater. Exquisite inher itances in this direction are three bags, on of yellow canvas embroidered with cut steal and mounted with steel; one of cross stitch bowing a tangled matwork of dragon. no expectation of family heirlooms, or money to buy the precious antiquities sometimes shown in the jewelry shops. The silk and embroidered ones of the stores begin at prices to suit moderate purses, and all good places sell the mountings for home-made affairs. The attaching of these is, of course, difficult; but after the bag is made and lined, the mounting may be put on at the Jewelers at a very small cost. The bags and mountings are alse some times attached by a narrow section of cro chet work, which will be covered with a band of tinsel or lace or ribbon rucking. MART DEAN. E, ,t .. loxaie ntnas-Bmi, Dea-aaav IsMfM Pare,Soft,Wsiu Skis and a Beautiful Csasuiioa, - earn nHBt aaa -nasar. w A a,ilntlv and Pamuntly BUckh J. Free- kUa. PlniBtm.IUdiMU.Bon- I m ,i i.m. -4 nml Ma am. vwm m wita 2 bnM-Uyai Boas a kf r fact skis U lasarad. MbiiRNraiSwi' ilMMllfcllMIMM, BJi Maw, Ma tmmtm, BS Bull. THE DERMA-ROY Al-B CO.. CUcltl. O. SCHAEFER'S CUT PRICE DRUG STORE Vtus.ua, Nfabr.. and South Omaha Nebr. DR. J. S. LOUCKS ' fc) the oldest and mo mocmu1 Spiritual FhyslcUa sow is prMtlo. Ml4 curaa tra THE MOST MARVELOUS if tUU Ill xtmlnattoaa art eomatlf mad, ail In to all who aaaa kin naOM, as, aes and lock ml hair, aad tx raita la ataste. 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