Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 09, 1914, SOCIETY EDITORIAL, Image 17
The Omaha Sunday Bee Magazine Page ii N - . a -: , Ot-, ft , x S . ' . X f J Nn v i - . ... -v i -tr-" X i N.- "v - .... -.w i if,-'-- ' ' $v ; : ' ill " a 'V V i "t 111 tooned actom the or&rA in front luiei and leaves. . V LADY DUFF-CORDON, th. funout Xucil." of London, and fomaoil crMlor ol fohiont in lh worW. write each week lb fatluo rlicl for tkia Mwapapar, pmanluif aQ dial li MWtal aal beat ia ttylaa for wll-drent J womn. Lady, Duf-Cordoa't Pan atlblKiat bnnct kar kilo c)om IbucK with thai caatr of fathio. TUB tendency of the early Au tumn bate Is toward the bl tarre. particularly In their decoration. The almple and ever so loTely flower effect which mark the mid Summer bate la to elre way to eccentric effect. I am Bending you photographs thla week of some hats . whose trimming make one think of the fireworks with which yoa cele brate on your Independence Day. These hats are In all instances black, with either white or black dec orations. The Plnwheel Hat and the Skyrocket Hat are Indeed most noreL Their names explain them, 1 think; and so does the name of the "Fir Fountain" Hat explain Itself. The wide-brimmed sailor, espe cially the one whose brim Is wider In front than In back, will be very ' chic this year. The Watteau shapes. ' however, have had their day. 1 am not sorry to see them go, for they were suited to only the most piquant . and youthful faces. There are so many thlnga of which I want to write! It Is difficult to limit myself to stated things. My pencil wants to follow my fancy, and If ! permitted very far afield It would wander. Has the night gown dress reached the United States, I wonder? It is not so outrageous as Its came would Imply! It Is Just a dainty, exquisite ' affair,, made of whHe mulL I am sending you a picture of It 1 am reminded Just here to tell you of some lovely new tea gowns and tea trousers which I have Just seen. Oh, how true It Is that fashion per mits yoa to be either fascinating or freakish Just now! It all depends on your own mood. In the one case you can don a tea gown which Is Just a clinging soft " nessof white, flatly pleated chiffon, the cross-over corsage held in be neath the bust by a golden girdle formed of a trail of little laurel leaves. There is no other vestige of trimming, and. for once, the white purity of the robe Is untouched by the faintest suspicion of pink, the under slips being of white instead of flesh-colored crepe de chine and chiffon. But. then, to make up for thla. the loose, graceful coat which is worn wkh the little gown. Is a glory of color, its outer nlnon being of vivid Mediterranean tlue and the lining of the same nimy fabric In an equally krllMant fuchsia pink, which, after giving a new and elusive beau ty of shading to the veiling blue, re veals Itself more clearly through the broadly bordering insertion of gold lace, which la further enriched by raised broideries of gold. A piping of pink satin gives a finish to the graceful garment, and so here yoa have, the tea gown, entirely and al luringly feminine. . But If yoa aspire to the wear of trousers, then you can have a "smok ing suit" of soft, black satin, pat terned with a weird futurist" fruit design In vivid yellow and desd cnaik-white, the foliage being crudest green. The trousers are gathered into an elastic landing at the waist in front, their fulness be ing held in about the ankles by the same means, but at the back the quaint garment Is cut in one with the coat, which Is finished off with black satin lapels and pocket flaps. 8o the wearer will secure a suffi ciently startling appearance to sat isfy her love of sensation. But, all the same. I would not advise any woman to let a man see her ar ranged In this eccentric garb until she was safely and securely his wife! Else he might back out of a mere engagement as a result of his dis illusionment! Of course, however. If the "trous ersM be of Oriental fashioning and fulness, that Is an entirely different matter For their fabric will then be the most delicately flesh-pink chiffon, and a fringe of gold bullion will finish them off at the ankles. A transparent slip of equally pale pink nlnon will then be worn over them, and, finally, a loose coat, richly broldered ' In gold and possibly further adorned with the gold fringe. Or else Just one over garment of gold-broidered nlnon will fee held In about the waist by a deeply awathed and loosely knotted sash, weighted Into still more closely clinging posi tion between the filmy draperies by a heavy fringe of gold. Rather less markedly Eastern in effect, though their Inspiration Is the same, are the tea gowns whose skirt fulness Is arranged with two open ings for the feet to be passed through, quite a number of Paul Polret's models being thus made thie season. One is of soft satin of real rose-pink shading.- made In the armplest way. and Just held in at the 'V". i ;.,- .ia-:- a 4 S - . ' I , ' ' I . .vl', I ft --fY v --' ! The Undress Gown of White Mull and All-Over Lace, Show ing the New Lara a Armhol. By Psquln. waist by a deeply swathed aash of sapphire blue chiffon fastened on one side with a clus ter of silver roses and leavea of gold, the long enda which hang far down the left side being fringed with gold. It is a veritable garment of grace and as comfortable as It is charming. Another Polret creation and tri umph, which la of that same Turkish trouser fashioning, is of broche crepe de chine In the wonderful blue of Delphinium blossoms, Its draperies cleverly arranged to ahow an under robe of pure white satin, while fes tooned across the corsage In front are endless chains of shining crystal beads, from which hangs pendant from a shining, swaying chain of diamonds a great heartrshaped orna ment of massed crystals and paste, dividing the blue draperies and finally biasing out against the back ground of white aatin. Another new tea gown model by a very famous Parts house la somewhat too elaborate for comfort and la really almost more suggestive of fancy-dress attire. For you cannot Imagine anyone . taking their ease In a closely cling ing, shining sheath of ivory net cov ered completely with myriads of opalescent and Indian silver pail lettes, with here and there a definite glint of gold. Just In front the skirt certainly does open over a foam of frills in leaf green chiffon, but, for the rest, Hs slightly trained scanti ness is all bordered with water lilies and leaves. And these same deco-" rattve blossoms are 'faith fully imitated In silken and sliver broidery and pen paint ing. As a deep bordering be tween tall bulrushes, with dragon flies flitting overhead, for the trans parent loosely banging coat of green chiffon, which can further coast of a finish of fringe In soft green silk and shimmering silver. Finally, you mast shimmering silver. Finally, you must know that filmy yellow tulle ie folded at the decollete and drawn Into the awathed satin sash of the same yellow,, into whose bow ends Just one more water lily la carelessly fastened. All of which is undoubtedly very decorative and beautiful, but Inas much as it is entirely tacking In the comfort and the "allure" which ahould be the chief characteristics of the tea gown it is by no means an Ideal model for choice or copying. The brocket Hat of Black Velvet, with V High White Aigrette. Patching Up Our Bodies With Rubber Just Like Broken Tires. A NUMBER of recent experiments by American and for eign surgeons have demonstrated that rubber may be uaeu Tory enecciveiy as a suDstltute for human tissues. There are not many substances which can aafely be intro duced Into the human system, and the discovery that rubber can be thus utilised Is therefore regarded as a very Important one. particularly as this substance is better adapted to aur gleal work than any other which has so far been used for thii purpose. iHltherto, for Instance, ailver, platinum, gold, copper and aluminum have been relied upon almost exclusively to repair broken bones and unite eevered vessels, but these metals are not only expensive, but difficult to work with. Rubber, on the other hand. Is inexpensive and lends Itself admirably to manipulation at the hands of the surgeon. . To what extent rubber piping may be used in the future to replace worn-out arteries or other defective blood vessels can only be conjectured, but several experiment along these lines neve resulted most satisfactorily. A few yeara ago Dr. Ed ward Sullivan, an American surgeon. Introduced ' a rubber tube into a dog's body to replace the biliary ducta between the hepatic canal and the duodenum, and the substitution waa en tirely successful. . Somewhat later a similar achievement waa accomplished on a human patient In a case in which the bile duct had been destroyed, the rubber tube which waa Inserted serving the purpose of a bile duct very satisfactorily. The danger of inserting a foreign body Into the human system lies in the fact that the blood Is very susceptible to su:h interference. If It comes In contact with any substance other than those which nature provldea It almost invariably coagulates, and death necessarily follows unless the normal flow of the blood stream Is soon restored. It baa now been discovered, however, that no coagulation follows the contact of human blood with rubber, and hence the use of this sub stance 1 deemed entirely aafe. The reason rubber proves so satisfactory Is believed t because of Its colloidal nature, and It possesses many other characteristics of buman tissue. Another very Interesting demonstration of the value of rubber for surgical work waa given by Dr. Alexia Carrel a few yeara ago when he removed a piece of the wall of the abdominal aorta of a dog and replaced it by a piece of rubber ' about an Inch by an lneh and a half in area. The rubber sheet was carefully sutured to the aorta an j the anion which followed waa perfect Fifteen month later the animal was examined, and It waa found that both aides of the rubber, patch were covered with tissue. Sterilised piece of rubber sponge have been used success fully by Dr. FleschL the well-known Italian surgeon, to close the aperture In inguinal ruptures, and no harmful effect have followed, and Dr. Delbet waa similarly successful In the use of a sheet of rubber to repair the abdominal wall of another patient afflicted with hernia. From the history of the various subject who have been thus treated with rubber Jt seems to be scientifically esteV lished that this substance may be used to an almost unlimited' extent to repair human tissues, to piece together several .yea1 aela and eventually perhaps to replace entire organ. In the repairing of broken bones which fail to reunite &at uraily It ha long been the custom to use plates of ailver V platinum, which are riveted to the bone and become a perm.1 nent part of the skeleton without any untoward result. Piece' of healthy bone have atmllarty been used to take the place of bone that haa become diseased. Hard rubber may perhaps be)' found of value for thla class of mechanical work, bat It great.' est sphere will be In the replacing and eking out of soft tiueJ Rubber lungs, rubber stomachs, even robber hearts, arej not deemed to be beyond the reach of the aynthetlo surgeons of th future, but for the present perhap w shall have to b' satisfied with the use of thla valuable substance for repar-' tlv work. In which limited aphere It will undoubtedly prorV, of Incalculable benefit to the human race.