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Charming Creations Th
Add the Crowning Touc
to Dainty Tea Gowns
ADY DUFF-GORDON. ih fimo "LuciL" of
LonJon, and forcmotl awalor of fathiana in Am
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i cn mi tna rumoa ikkM lor
An wnppn, piwntinf all tint m atwe and bn ia
rtjrfea for wctl-draard woona,
Lady Dufl-GnraWt Pari ntaUifhrmnl brirrgt kar
intv daw touch with ll.it t-ntre of fuKion.
On of the ITnrest "LucCp" Tea Ctowra of
Sed L&ce, Fink Chiffon and Satin, with
a Quaint Little pntob Cvp.
By Lady Duff. Gordon
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p-" U8T where to go for lnsptretloo U th noat
duncult tnl&x, wita no raru, wbsro on
accidental!? rani Into all sorU of queer,
eood end untiitci Idaata. nook a. of eouraa.
we tun nTe, ana also ui tneauree ana reeunrante
bnt aomehow the funny Utile women with the very
big dartna are sot to be found orer here.
The women I find here are all well dreaaed and
la perfect tute; but the little IdtoayncraalBa that
make one laugh, before one adapt and adopta them
are peoxillar to Parie alone.
8omehow to-day without these little helpmatea of
mine 1 And myself at a loaa for a moment. I have
been saying, What shall I tellT What do they meat
srantt What do I moat want? Mow I find myeelf
la yonr aurroundlas I have It
vrr till I came over here have I so appreciated
Che real use of the tea gowa. After a beautiful
drive In your sharp, cold, fresh air te eeme Into a
home which reminds aa English woman ef a semi
Turkish bath, her first thought Is a tea gowa, a
jtalnty cap, a pretty pair of mule end a beautiful
tack of lingerie cushion.
Withthla ia my mud 1 picked out a couple ef my
K woman in a tailored suit leoke smart and bust-neea-llke,
la an evening gowa triumphant; but in a
tea gown her very best just a women, sdlurtag,
soft and dainty.
took at the top left hand picture ef a yeuag mar
ried woman, her little coatee reminding roe of the
Dutch, eighteenth century. It la made ot teal lace
a pink chlflon, with atrapplng and pipings ef pink
satin. Her under dress haa the Quaintest lHtle
bows of the same pink satin down. the back, with
very big tucks of the pink chiffon below. Her lHtle
cap also Dutch, and though the flape make it
appear very big. It la tied tlghUy around the head
to give a little tight, cloae-nttlng outline, of which
I to to very fend.
The cap In the opposite corner cornea direct from
the Moyen Age. The photograph really describes
Itself. Yoa must note that the chin piece la worn
rather above the chin than under. Another, but en
tirely different, chin atrap la worn with the remain
log tea gown. This cep is more en the helmet liaea,
the chin strap being square and passing right over
the top of the head.
The tea gowa is made of blue chenlle. faced with
flesh coloi chiffon, and worn over an under dress of
the same material.
For my last I give you a black and white street
costume. The long black coat Is made of black
broadcloth, the facings being of black, white and
The sash of black aatin holds this very long coat
tight in at the walat. thua exaggerating the big
Care of the coat.
The black and v-hlte check skirt Is reminiscent of
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A Wonderful "Lucile" Lace Cap Constraotedi on Line Which Came
Straight from the Moyen Age. The Effect Secured by Wearing
the Chin Piece Above the Chin Rather Than Under 13 a Novelty.
A Smart "Lncilo" Street Costume of
Black Broadcloth, With Fadsg
of Black, White and Cray.
Derby day treas
on and the
vesta ot gray
and the biaok
aatta Portia hat
has a band ot
. baby lamb, which
Is repeated la
the muff. Black
and whit shoes
and gloves com
plete this stria,
porta there aire
p quant posslbil
Hies In a cap and
coat ef finely
knitted black silk aad a skirt and "puttees" ef the
special enow-proof cloth; also of unrelieved, black.
If. that Is, there be swathed about the waist and
knotted low down en the left hip a sash of flame
colored or cerise or orange silk of the same fine
knitted variety as the eeat. and if, moreover, during
the swaying, swirling movements of th skater there
comes another flash of color from inner knickers of
knitted silk and matching the sash.
For such skating wear these knitted silk coats,
and knickers must needs, for comfort's sake, take
the place ef the warmer caahmer coats and the
fabric breeches, which are better suited to ski ing
and so forth.
A colored coat, sashed with black and worn with
a black skirt, black cap aad colored putteea, can
also provide variety and assured smsrtness, and it
will, of course, be aa excellent and economical plan
to specialise in one color, and this, for preference,
flam or orange, and then "ring the changee" with
contraata ef black or white.
For the color scheme ot each costume must be
carried out to eareful perfection in evarv litu 4.
tan, and thla means a very considerable outlay if
jou iei your isncy run riot among all the
lonsnie and fascinating ahadee which are
Better by far to keep to one aad make a real sec
cees ot it.
Another choiceand costume may be worthily
represented by a cashmere sweater (made to pull
over the head, aad Just laced together at the throat),
cloth skirt and puttees, cashmere csp and glove,
all in some warm flame or orange coloring, with
ju toe contrast and relief of black la the long
nngea easn awelhed at the waist; the boots
of course, being black.
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The Cap Worn with TMi Tea Gown
xs on t&e New Helmet Lines, With a Square
Chin Strep Passing Eight Over the Top of the Head.
Why Only Four Out of
Every 100 Children Are
THERE are tew things in oar public school sys
tem which cause more trouble, not only to
the children themselves but to their teach
era and parents, than the grading ot pupils accord
lag to the ability they show ia their studies.
In spite of all the care that may be need, a great
deal ot Injustice ia undoubtedly don under th
present method ot grading, aad this often ha
serioos results. Many boys and girls leave school
long before they should either because they am dla
eonraged at not attaining a passing grade or be
cause they feet they have been given a grade lower
than that to which they are entitled.
Prominent educator who have been investigat
ing th matter find that the giving ot grade to
pupils is too valuable a mean to certain eada to
think of dispensing with it The grading should,
however, be much more carefully, intelligently and
uniformly done than ia usually the ease.
Psychology suggests a method of grading which
ought to be generally adopted. According to a welt
known principle, when sufficiently large number
of persone are considered, their ability ia general
or in any particular line is distributed In the form
ef a bett-ehaped curve technically known a th
Letting the base Une ef this carve represent the
five degrees of abtUty from poorest to best aad th
vertical lines the numbers of person possessing
each degree of ability, it is clear that there I bnt
a small number of students with excellent ability,
a larger number with good ability, a relatively largo
number with medium or average ability, a smeller
.aumoer with sub-medium but passing ability, aad
a stiil smaller number with distinctly unsatlsia
There are. of coarse, so sharp dividing liaea be
tween these different groups, and any suck tines
that ar drawn are arbitrary. But when the baa
Hn is divided into five equal steps, representing
therefore Ave approximately equal steps of abiUty,
the number ef each 100 students that tail mto each
group are approximately ae foHowe:
Excellent (A), 4; good (B), 24; medium (C), 44;
sub-medium (D), 14; failure (E). 4.
In grading 10 children the teacher who nsea
this method ranklag the four best aa "excelleat,'
the 14 next best aa "good." aad a oa will attaia a
very close approximation ef perfect Justice.
Of ceurae thla principle hold ealy in th loan
run. In any particular claae. especially a it'j
class, the percentages in the various groups might
be slightly different from those given. A teacher
cannot apply thla principle mechanically, but most
leara how to recognise excellent ability, good abil
ity, and so on.
When grading is incorrectly done the educational
equilibrium of the school is disturbed and injustice
is doa to th earnest and conscientious student
The less serious th student are the more they
teed to gravitate toward the teachers that give the
higher grades, and the Injustice that this tends to
work upon th conscientious student when it comes
to the awarding of honors and the recommending
for positions obvious. The giving of many high
grades, furthermore, give many students a falae
and exaggerated notion ot their ability.
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