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Gostume, a Brilliant
Example of Artistic
', Mim Uly Elise in Her Wonderful Wedding Gown Deiigned by "Ludle" from
Frock Worn by tKe Empress Josephine. It is of Faintest Rose Pink Stinf
Snow .White' Chiffon nd Pearls, and Brocade and Ermine.
No More Cradles for the Babies !
AND now, with one fell blow, science smashes one
of the choicest, emblems In poetry and In the
social history ! of all clTlllzed nations the
cradle. Baby can't. have a cradlo anymore; the cradle
is unhygienic, unsanitary, and therefore unscientific.
At the Hospitalfoj Babies In Philadelphia, where the
scientific cradle substitute has been Installed, sclen
tiflo students of baby life- are in Jhelr element. They
flnJ thAt the baby Is not onlysheltered-from the rays
of the sun by the high sides of the i compartment, but
Is also protected from draughts and .dust -while the
wind gently moves its bed to and fro' In the handling
of hundreds of babies and the constant use of this last
word in beds for babies, the physicians in charge of
the Hospital for Babies insist that their little charge
are not only safer, but that the baby does not sutler
the consequences arising from excessive sunlight,
draughts, and dust in its windpipe.
There is a popular superstition that .sunlight makes
for health in babies. Dr. J. Madison Taylor, who for
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The Hd and
on tho Muff
W ADY DUFF-GORDON, the famous ''Utile" of London, and fore-J3-y
moit creator of fatlu'ons in the world, write each week the fashion
article for this newipaper, presenting all lhat it newest and bet in styles for
well-d reused women. " , '
Lady Duff-Gordon's new Paris cstsblishment brings her into doie touch
with that centre of fashion.
Lady" Duff-Gordon's American eitsblithment is at No. 1 7 West Thirty
sixth street. New York City.
By Lady Duff-Gordon ("Ladle")
ONLY a few weeks ago 1 made
thB dress which lovely Lily
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Baby in It New Ho.piUl SubitituU for tho Cradla tho UolUp.ible Side
Are Lowered hi Moving the lafaat late and Out of tfce Cot.
many years was In charge of a
children's hospital in Philadelphia,
declares with much emphasis that
exposure to the glare and heat of
the sun is absolutely dangerous to
the life of. all babies, and he de
nounces' the sun bath in strong ' ;
terms. ' He also quotes Colonel , -'
-Chsrles B. 'Woodruff, U. 8. A., and Professor Grawltz,
of Berlin) both of whom have made exhaustive studies
of the subject, and who agree that blond races wher
ever found acquire degenerating diseases after exhaus
tion resulting from long continued exposure to the sun.
Dr. Taylor, who is a most careful observer, has
found that under long exposure to sunlight the heart
action Is morbidly Increased, murmurs occur, the heart
muscles show strain, and the whole circulation is dis
ordered. Part of this evil effect. Dr. Taylor Instate, Is
due to the direct action of the hot sun on the head, but
it Is obvious that more prolonged exposure to the sun'B
heat is so hurtful as to prove at times disastrous even
to those who were previously perfectly well.
One of the roost practical of his conclusions Is that
children allowed to play for tiours on the sea beach not
only are frequently much upset at the time, become
feverish and sleep badly, but their nervous systems
suffer bo greatly when they return home that months
are required to restore tbeir health. Dr. Taylor urges
that the protection of Infants from sunlight and from
the shock following violent rocking of ths cradle should
be continued through the juvenile life, and even
throughout adult life.
Children, weakly or ailing people are not benefited
by sun exposure. Strong people are readily injured,
more or less, by over-taxation in hot weather. The
custonti of life of tropical people in their precautions
against the sun should bo copied not only by those
charged with the responsibilities of raising babies, but
by all who have any regard for their health.
The cradle now approved by those who devote their
lives to the scientific utudy of babies is a miniature
couch hammock, with a double canvas bottom, having
a concealed round metal frame. The end pieces' are of
strong cotton duck, and the sides are formed by open
mesh cloth of heavy yarn, strongly woven. A con
cealed round steel frame at the top keeps the ends
and sides taut, and so makes overturning impossible.
It Is suspended by stout cords knotted around the metal
frame at the ends, and is hung upon a portable frame
or upright carried on trees.
It is collapsible, and therefore available at home or
in travel. It is not only used In the Infirmaries of
children's hospital, but it Is used In the operating
rooms, where the surgeon can
lower the sides to the level of the
opersting table, and, after complet
ing his operation, return the child
gently to Its cot without in any
way disturbing Us position or bring
ing human hands into contact with
the wound. y
The apparatus csn be set up in
Ihn drawine room of a Pullman ar.
. 1 In the cabin of a stesmer, or In
;-A the body of a touring car, so that
, . travellers everywhere may take
their babies along without peril to
the health of the baby or unusual
inconvenience to the caretakers.
Lisle wore tor her stage
wedding in "The Count of Luxem
bourg" every evening to say noth
ing of many matinees o that
never, surely, did a bridal robe
have such a chance of display or a
certainty , of close criticism. And
now I have gowned her for the one
real and all-important ceremony,
which has transformed her Into the
happy bride of as devoted and gal
lant and well-endowed a bride
groom as ever fell to the lucky lot
of even a stage heroine. This gown
was copied from a frock in the
wardrobe of the Empress Josephine,
She looked her loveliest in it as
the photograph I am sending can
prove to you and 1 must tell you
that, through that closely clinging
robe of white chiffon, all broidered
and fringed with pearls, one caught
jnst the faintest suggestion of
pink, which relieved the dress from
the "coldness" which Is sometimes
and. Indeed, generally, I think
associated with bridal attire.-
The under-sllp was of flesh-colored
charmeuae, bordered at the hem
with a transparency of lace, which
was duly finished off with the nar
rowest banding and tiny bows of
pale turquoise tinted satin, Just one
other peep of the blue coming
through which tnust figure with
.eyery bride's attire the semi
transparency of the corsage, whose
V-shsped opening was outlined with
closely -clustered pearls, and on
whose white chiffon (underlined
with flesh-pink ninon) .other and
tinier pearls were worked Into a
lace-llko device of flowers.
A girdle band of stiver tissue,
broidered and fringed with pearls,
clasped beneath the bust the Em
pire overdress, whose brocaded
device of white velvet was pat
terned on a ninon ground, only the
pure white tailless ermine being
used to border the little points
which turned back from the round
ed softness of the slender body,
and that filmy bodice at either
side, though afterwards, .when the
brocade verged . into a narrow
square train, the tall-adorned fur
Don't forget to note the lit
tle circlet In the centre of white
heather and orange blossoms, other
miniature wreaths being set at
either side of the tulle veil, which
was held closely to the lovely fair
bead by double bandings of pearls,
all Its filmy length, too, being
edged with a stltchery of smaller
pearls. The Illy -of -the-Talley
bouquet, too, was beautiful, and
here again the white heather was
introduced, "tor luck," for all that
Lily ' Elsie is supposed to be so
lacking in superstitious fears that
just before her wedding she pur
posely broke two hand-mlrrorst
Of courao there are dozens of
other dresses, but they are copies
of the new season's - models 'of
which you have already had full
details and photographs, and, so I
will just pass on to the petticoats.
Of these the bride had a goodly
supply,- all of them be1n made
with sn upper part of charmeuse
of soft Japanese silk, which then,
from the knees downward gives
place to a semi-transparency of
union or chiffon or net.
One dainty, for example, has Its
white chiffon, bordered with a spot
net, whose slightly gathered full
ness is held. in by a final and nar
row , banding of sky blue satin,
while then both 'filmy 'fabrics are
further adorned with festoons and
scrolls of .pUsse Valenciennes and
lines of glittering. crystal bead and
bugle broidery, while lastly,, but
not least. I think, In their dainty
effect, there are some tiny bows
of silver tissue, whose central loon
is just narrowly edged with the
ssme faint blue which figures so
fascinatingly at the hem.
Next, on white chiffon, Is applique
in a Greek key design ot gold-brol-oered
lace ss fine as a cobweb
whose squares shelter many
bunches of wee rlbbon-petaled
flowers of palest blue and pink,
while still again, a fletsh pink chlf-
fon bears the light and beautiful i
burden of some crystal braiding, j
pleated and gauged lace, and braids
ot tiny shaded pink ribbon roses; i
caught" up by equally diminutive
bows of delicate blue, the final J
bordering, too, of the transparent
lace at the hem belnv ot pale
blue satin, obviously, ot course. .,
These particular petticoats were '
destined for wear with evening '
gowns or boudoir wraps, while .
to complete some afternoon gowns
there were others, csrrled out in .
charmeuse, chiffon, and lace, all '
tinted to match and one skirt be- 1
ing In blue, another mauve and a
third petal pink.
Of the fashionable furs now being
worn none could be more beautiful ?
than the set of gray fox shown inv
the picture. dt
Four natural tails are used in the
stole and the head
adorn the muff.
"David Harumed" Out of $2,000 The Dulce of Marlborough
IT seems a shame To tell this about the Duke
of Marlborough, who is still tho husband ot
an American duchess, onco Consuelo Van
dcrbllt. But the story la too good to waste,
even though this telling ot it should depopulate
this country of Its David Harums and horse
trading deacons; for If the other dukes and
earls and lords of England are only half as
"easy" in a horse trade as His Grace of Marl
borough has proved to be, that country contains
a bonanza for dealers in horseflesh.
The Brttlnh amateur David Harum who vic
timized the Duke of Marlborough didn't even
have to possess a horse. All he had to do was
talk about one. Itemember his esteemed name
Mr. Walter Martindile.
"I want a very fine horse," said His Grace of
Marlborough "a first-class back fit to compete
for turf prlxes." '
"And how much." said Martlndale, "would
you be willing to. pay for such a horse? ;
The Duke named in Engllhh money the equiv
alent of $2,000, an extraordinary price for an
animal not of the highest grade for the race
track or the hunting field. Martlndale had In
mind cxactty what the Duke wanted a fine
hH k. and a bargain. '
"Very good, bring him around," said the Duke.
Whereupon Martlndale admitted that this
horse the only one really worthy ot a place In
the Duke's stables was the present property of
a Belgian dealer named Martroyo.
"I'll go and bring him over," said Martlndale,
and added: "You see ah, Martroye would have
to have the cash "
The Duke bad other troubles on his mind.
He relied on Martlndale's Integrity. He handed
over the $2,000, buying, a horse that was in
Belgium, without looking at It. His Grace even
omitted to stipulate that the horse should "be
kind to women and children an' stand without
Perhaps It Is Just as well that death spared 1
the original David Harum the humiliation of
considering the case ot Mr. Walter Martindale.
In due time a groom reported that a strange
beast called a horse had been delivered at the
Duke's stables. Ah, Martlndale had given thatz
matter prompt and businesslike attontlon. The ,
Duke repaired to the stables to inspect his ,
It was leaning up against the side of Its stall. 11
A Monster Rainbow of Sandstone
iURPASSINO In size and symmetry any
structure of its kind known to man is the
rreat natural bridge In southern Utah,
known to tho Indian tribes who Inhabit that
neighborhood as "the Rainbow." Until re
cently even the exlHtenre of the bridge was un
known, and the first authentic farts concerning
It were collected only a few months sgo by a
special expedition sent out by the United States
Geologic al Survey.
The arch Is carved from a buff-colored, fine
grained sandstone, brick red upon Its surface
and stained with vertical streaks of a darker
shade. Although mostly masalve, the rock Is
only moderately firm, and is easily crushed
with a hammer.
The height of this great natural wonder is
308 feet, and it spans a distance of 278 feet. It
would eaaily span, with room to spare, the
dome of the Capitol at Washington. It hung
over new York's Hatlron Building Its limbs
would come within a few feet ot the ground,
though to the west of Fifth avenue on the one
bsnd snd to the east of Broadway on the other.
The origin of the arch is simple and evident.
It wss cauNed by the progressive narrowing of
the neck ot a meander intrenched between high
and steep walls, until an opening was mad
through the tongue of the intervening rock,
permitting the stream to cut off its meander by
flowing beneath the arch thus formed. The
hole, once made, has been enlarged and given
Its present shspe by the combined action ot
weathering, expansion and contraction due to
changes in temperature, and the carving effect
of wind-blown sand, all of which unite to pro
duce the rounded rock-forms so characteristic
of this region. The sbandoned arm of the
meander Is present and unmistakable, indicat
ing the former course pursued by the stream.
Though doubtless requiring msny years for
its formation, the arch is nevertheless a very
recent geological feature, and destined to with
stand the forces that gave It being for only a
brief period as geologic time is reckoned.
The arch Is supposed by the Indians to repre
sent the rainbow, or sun path, and one who
parsed under could not return without a certain
prayer. Evidently Whltehorsetwgay had for
gotten this prayer and feared vengeance should
he bresk the legendsry prohibition. Nearly
beneath the arch are the remains of an ancient
altar built, doubtless, by the cllffdwellers, indi
cating that the bridge was probably an object
of superstitious worship, even to this ancient
" 'E's thirteen if Vs a day, sir," remarked '
the groom. " 'E's wind-broke, 'e 'as
two spavins and a split 'oof, and 'e
bites 'is bally crib, air."
renting a crippled fetlock. It was ewe-necked
and pigeon-toed, blind lu one eye, and Its ribs
could be counted from a distance ot halt a fur
long. The groom opened the creature's mouth,
disclosing a set of uneven, long, yellow fangs.
" 'E's thirteen if 'e's a day, str," remsrked ths
groom. "E's wind-broke, 'e 'as two spavins and
a split 'oof. and ' bites 'is bally crib, sir."
The Duke ot Marlborough was grieved. He
couldn't blsme the horse, but his faith in human
Integrity was so deeply damaged that he went
to court and had Martlndale rebuked $1,000
But eve.i deducting the amount of that re
buke, the Dukes groom estimates that Martln
dale, or "Martroye," is still $984 ahead on the
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