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The Omaha Sunday Bee Magazine Page
Describes Her Interesting
New Millinery That
Can Be Seen Through
Both Looking in
and Looking Oat
LADY DUFF-GORDON, the famous
"Lucile" of London, and foremost
creator of fashions in the world, writes
each week the fashion article for this news
paper, presenting all that is newest and best
in styles for well-dressed women.
'Lady Duff-Gordon's Paris establisment
brings her into close touch with that centred
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VERY subtle and insidious
form of poisoning due to 1m
perfect combustion In stoves,
ranges, furnaces and other heating
apparatus has been discovered and
Investigated by scientists.
This la poisoning by carbon mon
oxide gas. It has been made the
subject of a thorough study by Dr.
Uenr! Bouquet, of Taris.
One of the most re
markable features of
carbon monoxide Is that
It Is oapable of passing
through the pores of
redhot Iron, so that
even a perfectly con
structed heating appar
atus may not prevent
the gas from escaping
Into the living rooms.
There Is no doubt
that this form of poison
ing Is often responsible
for the irritability which
is so commonly io-
j Lady Duff-Gordon
EXACTLY where the inspiration
came from for the two accom
panying pictures I cannot say.
Possibly the eyes ot the charming
wearer needed the lines in this direc
tion. Possibly it was the religious
feeling inspired by the priestlike cope
that called for a halo. Then again
possibly the design in the brocade
led to the Chinese effect of the hat
and tassel at the side.
Anyway, whatever It was, It has
given birth to something entirely
new in the way of hats. Hats have
been small and large, tilted at the
bark and up at the front; with right
side up and left side down; left aide
up and right side down, hut I do not
know that ever before in the history
of fashion have they been worn so
as to completely cover the front of
the face, arid still be becoming nay,
more than that, enchanting, as this
one proves to be.
And I feel sure that before long
there will be many varied forms of
this new halo or stained-glass window
lint. I say "window haf purposely,
for another hat on these lines which
I have in my collection is made of
straw, and is therefore opaque, but
the section that comes Immediately
in front of the face Is a real window
of tulle which allows one to see
out, and. what is more important,
allows others to see in.
I think one of the real reasons
why a woman is more successful as
a fashion creator is that she Is all
the time sensitive of what is most
attractive to men, and is better able
to cater to those little tricks of sug
gestion in color, line and shade. All
the way down la history the veil has
played in a thousand different forma
the most important part.
From the Egyptians to the Turks,
the Chinese to the French, all alike
knew the value of suggestion and
the half-veiling of one's charms, and
to this purpose is this halo hat of
mine, with eyes and face framed in
a halo of blue tulle that has an em
broidered design on the rest of the
hat, with the exception of the sec
tion Immediately over the face.
This halo is scalloped all around
the edge and finished with silver,
while on the crown of the head and
along either side are tassels of
Chinese design in curious cerise
pinks, and trimmed with little
plaques of Jade.
With this marvelous hat Is a cope
of green, purple and gold in the
famous Chinese willow pattern de
sign. This cloth is as stiff as a
board, which gives it the extraordi
nary "standouty" look of t'je ritual
copes worn in Russian and Eastern
churches. The cuffs and collar are
bordered with violet colored velvet,
while it is fastened on the front with
enormous buttons and loops of gold.
Note on the wearer's fingers the soli
taire ecclesiastical ring of a single
Tbe white aallor hat is also a
great favorite, and it can either he
trimmed with great velvet or gauze
petal led blossoms, or else with softly
ahaded ostrich feathers.
And the last word in novelty Is to
bave thla feather of purest white,
and ao long, that, not only does It
encircle the whole hat. hut also and
actually, curls, boa fashion, about the
neck, to fasten at the aide with a
pale pure rose, another delicately col
ored flower peeping out from the
feathery folds on the edge of the
And thla novelty in hats Is pro
vided with a worthy companion, and
completion, in tbe way of a vanity
bag, whose soft aatin Is entirely cor
rect with snowy white ostrich feath
, a little pink rose andabud fin-
Gas That Leaks
Why Your Cook Is Irritable and
Perhaps What Causes Your
Own Faintness and Headaches Ex
plained by the Experiments
of a Famous French Physician
One of the "Lucile"
halo hats in the right
wearing position. It is
mostly of blue tulle.
Ishing off the ribbon handle.
So much for this very new hat.
And now for some Summer dresses.
The changes are rung often, too,
and always successfully, on the
color scheme of white, blJfck and
green, which especially, of course,
when the wMte predominates Is eo
refreshingly cool-looking on a hot
day. One such gown la in white taf
fetas and lace, with pipings of leaf
green to finish off the silken braces,
which cross the semi-transparency
of lace and chiffon on the corsage,
and again to outline all the quaintly
irregular points of the short silken
tunlo which outstands over a longer
and more closely clinging drapery
of black lace, the plain underskirt
being of the white taffetas and sun
dry allken tasselled ornaments,
bringing the green again and more
prominently, into the scheme. An
other and very dainty dress of white
lace, with triple frllllngs of kilted
net to edge the long tunic, whose
fulness is gauged about the hips, is
sashed at the waist with lettuce
green taffetas and filmy (black tulle,
both fabrics being used to form the
long-ended bow at the back.
Or it is also possible, and fashion
able, to reverse the more usual ar
rangement and to have long sleeves
and a scanty underskirt of lace (un
derlined, of course, with chiffon), and
a corsage and tunlo of charmeuse. I
saw one uch model arranged with an
extraordinarily decollete effect in
front, a sash of the same tlllent
tinted charmeuse, knotted loosely at
the waist, over two very short and
very full basque frills, while then the
long and flatly pleated and closely
hanging tunic only allowed a very
britf view of the lace underskirt, to
which, by the way, a three-inch hem
of the yellow-green charmeuse waa
wn addition of practical, as well as
decorative, value, inasmuch as the
catching of a shoe heel la the filmy
lace would be such a likely, and dis
Of quite a different type Is tbe
gown of gabardine, that almost ideal
fabric which weara as well as it
looks, and which, therefore, as I have
already suggested. Is quite the nittot
dangerous rival which blue serge has
ever yet encountered.
In a dark, but not too dark, blue It
forms a long maharajah tunic, open
ing In front over a little wnlitr-uf -J
white rtue, hsmmtfl
with black, and a
very deeply swathed
tnd quite straight sash
effect in brilliant Orl
ental colors on black.
Over this and over
the blue gabardine,
too, there are drawn
scarves of soft black
tatln, which are looped
together at the back,
the lower part of the
long, closely fitting
sleeves being also of
the black satin.
So that, with all
this and much more
variety of style and
material from which
to make a choice, It
really should be pos
sible for every woman
to look her best at
Ascot, in a gown
which is most suitable
as well as -most fashionable.
Of course, as may be Imagined, the;
vogue for lace as a trimming, ana a
fabric for dresses, is resulting in the
appearance of any number of lace
hate and sunsha'des. Most of these
ats have tbe wider aallor brim,
which is already and metaphorically
putting the brimletts bats into tho
shade, by literally casting the shade, .
which is so Infinitely becoming, on "
the face of their wearers. Tbe lace
is left quite tranxparent on the crown
and brim, though some times a nar
row encircling band of charmeuse
will be Introduced, so that it mi ay
better bear the burden of a wreath
of flowers, a clunter of algreUes or
some other adornnier.
Copyrc3' ;?15. ?l"th" ilar Cmpioy,
The halo hat
geous cape of
and gold of
the f a m o u a
Chinese w 1 1
vireat Britain Rights Reserved.
tlced In cooks, and whtch is one of
the most serious causes of domestlo
Unhapplness In American families.
The poisoning la very varied In Its
effects, sometimes causing acute and
even fatal attacks, and In other
cases producing a slow, chronlo Ill
ness which is likely to be marked by
bad temper, llstlessness, disinclina
tion to work and to rise early.
The first symptoms are violent
headaches, vertigo, constriction of
the temples, ringing of the ears, hal
lucinations, shivering and an Irre
sistible desire to sleep. Even when
the victims of acute cases recover, it
' is said that they suffer for many
weeks from physical and mental tor
por and at times also from mental
troubles, paralysis, trembling and
pains In the head.
Different people show very differ
ent degrees of resistance to the
poison, eo that when a number of
them are equally exposed some may
be dangerously attacked and others
not at all.
The absorption of small quantities
of gaa during a long period Is likely
to cause chronic poisoning. These
chronlo symptoms include vertigo
similar to that caused by alcoholic
poisoning, paralysis which often at
tacks the muscles of the eye, and
Other nervous troubles are pains
In the head, especially in the fore
bead; neuralgias, swellings, loss of
sensation in spots snd other disor
ders. Mental activity, memory and
sleep are seriously disturbed and
there may even be loss of wlM power.
"As concerns the clrculatlve sys
tem," writes Dr. Bouquet, "we note
palpitations, syncopes, toxic angina
pectoris (false angina pectoris), and
a very characteristic anemia (which
often attacks cooks in this form).
The digestive apparatus does not es
cape; dyspapela is present" Some
authors have admitted that chronlo
oxy-carbonlsm may be the origin of
pulmonary tuberculosis. (Beamier.)
."The danger of such cases of
poisoning Is doubled by the fact that
they are often mis-diagnosed, the
symptoms being Infinitely variable
and diverse, and the attention being
rarely enough attracted to a source
of peril which sets in most cases only
with extreme slowness. The treafc!
tnent should be symptomatic above
all, and Its most Important feature
consists In removing the subject
from the action of the poison.
"Carbon monoxide Is the mora
dangerous since it cannot be detect
ed by taste or odor. It is dangerous
even when the atmosphere contains
an extremely small proportion of it,
but in order to be fatal to men, doga
or cats. It must be present in a min
imum quantity of 4 to 1 per cent. It
acts, at least In acute Intoxications,1
by asphyxiation. It fixes upon the
hemoglobin of the blood and forms
with it a stable combination, thus
causing the hemoglobin to become in
capable of carrying the oxygen
needed. It is not probable, how
ever, that the red corpuscle Is de
stroyed. The nerve-centres react
against this intoxication b) lowering
the temperature and diminishing the
oxidations. But this reaction be
comes insufficient If the cause of the
poisoning Is too prolonged or too
A curious feature ot the poisoning
Is that Its victim a stand a better
chance of recovery If they remain
motionless and extended than it they .
are made to walk and move about.
The treatment consists in the use
of oxygen as abundantly as possible.
It should be used In Inhalations and
also in subcutaneous injections,
which are both more efficacious and
easier to administer. The transfu
sion of bipod is useful In such cases,
and use should be made likewise ot
the ordinary manipulations Incases
In order to detect tbe gas when Its
presence is feared, people are ad
vised to keep a bird or some other
small animal in a cage, as these are
peculiarly susceptible to the poison.
Thus the common canary may have
a usefulness sot hitherto suspected.
Ammonlacal silver nitrate turns
brown under the Influence of this
The poison produces Its harmful
effects through, the combination ot
the carbon monoxide with the nemo
globin of the blood, but also Its toxic
action on the tissues with which it
Is brought In contact by the blood
Carbon monoxide Is most common
ly generated in the heating appar
atus, which allows small quantities of
. gss to escape during a long period ot
Winter. Badly managed botrelr fur
naces and fissures In the pipea of
chimneys may come In thla category,
ae well as slow combustion appar
atus, which is the most dangerous of
all. This furnace causes many oases
of poisoning In the household, but It
Is also met with among chauffeurs
and engine drivers, miners, laun-'
dresses, employes ot gas works and
laborers who commonly breathe alrj
vitiated by the leaking or the Inten
elve employment of illuminating gaa.
Carbon monoxide is not only pro
duced by combustion, but It Is found
in Illuminating gas, especially If this
is made from water. It is contained
In large quantities in the "coal gas"
which is given off from furnaces, al
though it does not give the character
lstlo odor to this gas.
It Is genersted in large quantities
in the common household furnace
wHen tbe dampers are closed to shut
off the heat. Hence tt Is most Im
portant that the hot-air pipes should
fit properly and be tree from holes
communicating with the fire space,
But even when the pipes are all la
good repair there Is danger, as we
have seen, from the gas which
makes Its way through redhot Iron.
The gas must in many cases be ret
sponsible for the lassitude, headache
and sickness that so often mysterir.
ously attack teachers and pupils la
our schoolrooms during the Winter.
In such cases the gas comes from
the hot-air furnace.
Canbon monoxide is produced la
large quantities by gasoline engines.
A case Is reported of the fatal poison
ing of two men In Bridgeport. Conn.,
through Inhaling carbon monoxide
from the exhaust pipe ot a gasoline