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Lady Buff 'Gordon Shows Some, of
Her Newest Paris Spring Fashions.
New Stenciled Crowned Hat
with Pierrott Shaped Dome
of Fancy Straw ("Lucile" E
Model) (And to the Left)
A Stencilled Crown Hat of
Champagne Colored Straw
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A New Spring Walking Gown of Mauve
Tweed with the New Sachet Pocket.
T ADY DUFF-CORDON, the
I ' tunom "Laalt" of London.
and (oremott creator of fa
shion ia the world, wrijet each week
the fathioa artida for this aewipaper,
preteotinf all that it newett and hot
ia ttylet for wtD-dred wonea.
Lady Duff-Cordor't new Paris
otabSthmest hring her into dote touch
with that centre of fathioa.
Lady Duff-Gordoo't American ev
tabluhment it at No. 17 WeU Thirty,
tiath ttrcet. New York City.
By Lady Duff-Gordon
HERB I'm (bovine yon paoto
gnpna ot two of mj Sprtaf
bau and mi ef mr sew tittle
Oae aat la ot cnaapacao-colorea
trail with Reacllled erowa and
bin, la toft Oriental eokxlaga, oa a
imu eaaraa tacksToand. Tbo bead
eaetrelinc tht crown la e( plaltod
lack aaUa, piped vlia antiqu blue
and finished wfta Utree Uttle Hat
bowi ot tbo tamo.
Thta aat to b wora vita a atora
tnf alUag auit et white Use a. A
new leatore ia to bo aoted ia tne odd
' rwrert, one aoit being cut as a nan a
lounge cult and tbe other a la Dt
reecolre. Tbe latter melotea a amart
black taffeta tte, held with pearl bat
tons, which Cfoee and hold tbe coat
j together ia ioor place. Thia Di.
i reetoire rarer aniakea at the waist
with a heary
Tbe collar Is
outlined with a
narrow band of
the tame color
as the hat The
sleeve Is throe
and is finished
with a wide
band ot told
of linen, held
dowa with a
oa tbe collar.
The iklrt la
having the same
as the coat,
and finished t
ground. In front
there Is a smart
right bow of the
same color, edg
ed with plaiting
ot black silk.
The bow is fast
ened to a high
And here I
ample of the
shaped dome of
traw. The turnep brim
Is la the same stencilling, of
dull colors oa a faded yellow canvas
background. . In front there le a
smart fan-shaped upright bow of the
tame color, edged with plaiting of
black silk. The bow is fattened
with a large button to match.
The suit is a mauve tweed walking
cot turn, piped with velvet aad cut
high waisted. It Is fastened la front
with two large velvet buttons. The
trimming! of the coat aad skirt are
ot large round button, half cloth
and half velvet.
The striking feature et the coat la
to be noted in the prettv sachet-like
pockets, piped with velvet and held
to the coat with two buttons. Tbe
weltt Una at the back ot th coat
enda la a V. while the piping ot vel
vet ana the row f buitoas extend
t the bottom of the coat.
Towelling, or French linen, la both
new and effective and will be wide
ly wora la walking costumes this
Spring. Ita eoarte exture leod a
dlttiactlr novel touch, and It prac
ticability ilea la th ease and safety
with which U nay be washed.
As a rough material, towelling it
Tery acceptable aad appropriate for
morning gown. It 1 sot. however,
a cool as th finer materials, and
doe not look well with fine embro.d
ered batiste collar. Th predomi
nating colors of tbe towelling fowae
throat tree, my decltloa a regards
this detail having nowaday th full
aad widely-proclaimed and pub
lished approval of any number of
trading physicians, who have dis
covered ia the high and closely
fitting neckband tbe secret and
tourc of any number of th minor
111 to which feminine Beth I heir,
or rather heiress. I myself nav
always held thl view ot ita en
healthy as well as hopelemly un
becoming effects, and so It is dis
tinctly plestant to be able to say to
all those who have thought other
wise, "i told you o!
Then her ar two ot my special
"finds' and favorite on a won
derfully toft tllken ribbon edged
at on tide with a (trip of black
aid at th other with a band ot
white, while In th centre it thade
from vivid emerald green on
through pewter gray to black. Really
a lovely "thing this, while the
other Is a "half-and-half ribbon,
which at one side shsdes from sky
blue to twilight gray, th other
part being ailvery white, nar
rowly striped with black.
Imagine, too, pleat, -a ribbon
formed of a series ' ot graduated
stripe, where taffeta and satin
alternate, and the color gradually
Chang from dark bottle green and
vivid emerald to th mot delicate
gray green Imaginable. Another
ttrlklng scheme Is of stripes, snow
ing a clutter ot black line on one
side ef a ribbon thadlng from
water bin to white, th other edgt
being adorned with a similar num
ber of whit itrlpe. Another rib
boa I Brit ot narrowly atrlped
black and white taffeta, aud then
Introduces an Inch wide fringe of
royal blue satin; next a series of
rather wider stripes, and finally a
brocaded band of blue, and a bold
ly striped black and white border
ing, while even more striking is a
ribbon half of which Is formed of
satin and silk stripes In deepening
shsdes of rote, divided by line
stripe la black and white, while
the other repeat tbe cam design
la tawny "tiger" tones.
If 'f 't . ft ii' J - .-' U s
'.an .t . ts in
' v ' ' V'" tiweiweiTt I I I f T I w T I I 1 1 I f 1 1 I I I 1 I I I W A,
The New Wide Straw with the "Stencil Brim," the New Deep
Collar, the New "Butcher' Bag" Purse and One
of the New Taffeta Gowns. '
How the Red Ro ber Ant's Sweet Tooth Wipes Out His Cities
have observed many as
tonishing fact about the
ants, their intelligence.
their lnduitry, toclal habits, and so
forth, but these facts have ucually
tended to show. perfect virtue in
these little Insects.
It I euaslly Interesting to find
that even aata hev their vice. We
have discovered a family ot red
robber ants, who heep reddish
browa beetles la their Bests for the
take of th dellciou aweet liquid
which these beetles yield. Ia order
to keep many beetle possible.
the ants wast all their substance
upon them, and eve feed them with
their young grub until at last th
extinction of th ant colony i p".
Tkia catastrophe Is due entirely
to the mad craving ot tbo ants fori - 1
the accursed liquor secreted by the 1 It
Th beetle paste It whole life
In th bom of It host th large,
blood-red robber ant, the only slave
making species la England. Tbe
writer was fortunate enough to wit
ness one of Ita slave raids when at
Bewaley Forest, in Worcestershire
Oaly twe other observers. Charles
Darwin and Frederick Smith, have
(A Little Lesson Practical Sociology.
By H. St. J. K. Dooithorpe. F. Z. S., F. L S.
witnessed thl before la Britain.
The worker ant march ia a body
from their neat to a colony of
black ipecie ot ant. which they
have prevloutly located. Tbey at
tack the latter, kill any that offer
resistance, and steal th cocoons,
which they carry back to their own
neat. When th black ant hatch
out from these cocoons they act at
slave to their captor.
To return to our beetle. In 1710
a aingle specimen waa taken by Sir
Han Sloan on Hampttead Heath.
A second was found by Dr. Leach,
when travelling ia the mail coach
between Cheltenham and Glouces
ter, about 1820. Both these speci
mens are now In the British Mu
seum. It wss not found again for
many years, and was considered'
doubtfully indigenous to Britain.
On May 25, 1906, the writer discov
ered It again when Investigating a
nest of Its boet, the slave-maker, at
Woking, and since then bat found it
in numbers in the nest of this ant
there. On one occasion over sixty
Individuals were found ia a single
Tbe beetle Is a true guest to Us
hosts. It it fed by tbe ants, and
Aat (Oa the Right) Feedsag a Beetle ia Order That It May Keep ea Secretiag Deliciew Liquor.
supplies them In return with a sweet
But WHICH One Does Caruso WANT Back?
WHEN the (Teat Cams' came out with a burn
ing love call a couple ot week ago, every
oa who waa permitted to read It asked.
Who intpired Itr
Wss the great tenor seeking. a reconciliation with
little Tre&tinl. who only a few month ago he referred
to a "a cak ot soap," or was It ons of his earlier
flames? . ...
Only Caruso know th answer, aad he wouldn't
tell. Despite all his efforts to keep tbe truth under
Shadows are fa'.lng
And 1 tit alone.
for thl Spring will be la dark purple, Uy heart's recalling
7 ' ' lo Mesn-ries wheo yoa
It Is almost eeedlea to ay that
thia ktpriag I hall still make a fee- 0nc mor Ton rei m
tare, whatever ethers may favor, of Two lip I adore,
the eollartess corsage, aad also ot Oae mor caret me
towa-taraed collar which leave the A they did before.
Dreams. Just dreams, of long . JO.
Dreams et days that we both know;
Time caa never change the past.
You're mine la dreams until tbe last
Eummer'a gone, and life grows cold.
SUU, ia dream, you're mine of eld.
Hearts may break, bat yoa cant take
Those goMea dream of long ago.
cover, however, the dark secret has been revealed.
The girl who Intpired th deathless lines, which
are printed below, has been found. She lire In sunny
If. She I both dark and fair. llm and tout, hort
and ttlL Formed many year ago, Caruso's lor tor
her bow burn more fiercely than ever.
Her nam?. Shush! Promts not toll any one? All
right, then: her nam It Legion.
And here are Caruso's tines te her, copyrighted by
Leo Feist, the music publisher. v
t Fond recollections
- Paint you vividly;
Yoath's wild affections
Brink yoa In fancy to me.
, My arm enfold you.
Once again you're mine.
Once more I hold yoa
Close to Love's Owe
secretion which exudes from smsll
orifices to the segment of th hind
body. It is a redditb-browa crea
ture, with tufts of goldea hair,
which covers the places from
whence the sweet fluid springs.
When it wishes to be fed. It taps
aa ant with ita feelers, in the same
way that one ant does to another
when asking for too, and the latter
feeds It from its own crop.
The beetle not only uees Its feel
er when supplicating Its host, but
also strokes the snt's cheek with
it front feet, which i the pro
cedure ot aa ant under these cir
cumstances. Tbe beetle can also
feed Itself, aa when kept In obser
vation nests ia captivity it has been
seen to bite at dead ants and suck
caterpillars and other creatures
' given to tbe ants aa food.
Thia beetle ia not very ant-like
in appearance when examined by
Itself, but when It lit among a lot
of ita hosts and it ia always te be
found where the ants are thickest
It becomes practically invisible. The
reason for this appearance is that
the ftght which is reflected from the
concave sides of the "chest" of the
beetle appear to the eye like th
narrow back of an ant, and th
rolled up,' hind body of tbe beetle
reflect the light In the urn way
aa the rounded hind division ot th
fat red ant. When their hosta
change their nest, or move from
place to place, these beetles move
with them. They can also fiy, poe
setalng smple wings wrapped up
under their short wing 'esses.
- The courtship tskes place in May
and the female lays ber eggs on the
egg masses of the ants. The egg.
which Is very like that of an ant,
is exceedingly difficult to detect.
Tbe young grub hatches from the
egg ia a very short time, and pro
ceeds to feed on the brood of its
host. That the ants feed it by
mouth has been proved by feeding
th ants with honey colored red.
when the red color can be traced
In the Intestinal canal ot the little
grub through its transparent skin.
The ants also place It on their own
grubs and let it eat them. The
beetle grub is very like that of an
ant, and though It poesesses six
short-legs, it does not use them, and
imitates the behavior ot aa . ant
Tbe ant pay it tbe greatest at
tention, and whea danger threatens
the aest they carry It first into
safety. It is extremely voracious
and devours laige quantities of the
ants' grubs. In nests where th
beetle baa been a dweller for
some years a decrease is produced
by this means in the number of
worker ante. Kojr, aa is well known,
ants create female by feeding
their grubs oa special foods, and t
try and make up for this lots ot
worker ants they - turn to grub
which they have started to bring up
a females Into workers.
The change, however, is too late,
and the result I what are called
false females. These are neither
males nor perfect workers, but ot aa
intermediate form, which doe not
work or bite. These nests are th
centres from which tbe beetle
spreads to other nests. As more
aad more false female ants are pro
caced the destruction of the ant
colony is brought about through the
greed of the little ants for the in
toxicating juice of th beetle.
Thia beetle is spread over th
whole of Europe and North and
Central Asia aa tar a Thibet
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