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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1900)
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ble share of bia fortune to Mrs. Edger
ton Spong, and, though it be unconven
tional of her to accept, this makes it
possible for her to wear smart frocks
throughout the play.
In the first act we find her in Mr. Lee
Fanahawe Mason's house. They are to
dine at a restaurant, and she has dress
ed early and stopped for him, bo they
may hare a "little time longer together,'
and incidentally tell the audience all
about the tea room days and the miss
Mrs. Edgerton Spong has gowned
herself carefully, though a trifle ex
travagantly, for her tete-a-tete dinner.
She wears a frock of cloth of gold, veil
ed with bronze chiffon until it assumes
an evasive hue, and there are as many
bronze shadows as there are golden
lights that glint mysteriously as she
moves. It has white Ghantilly lace ap
plications, so arranged that they mount
nearly to the waist line in the back and
graduate in depth toward the front,
where they reach the knee.
The lace is so outlined with gold and
silver threads, silks of various shades of
bronze, and sewn with capucho topaz
that it would be impossible to recognize
it as being lace, were one not told.
The gown is Princesse, and has no
more fullness at the back than last sea
The top of her gown is all but covered
above its waist line with the embroider
There are little eleaves of the embroi
dered lace that end above the elbow,
and are finished with a twist of bronze
meline. This bronze mehne also out
lines the bodice, and accentuates the
whiteness of the white neck.
With tbie gown she wears a cloak of
bronze crepe de chine, that is a loose,
flowing affair, falling in most artistic
lines with every motion. It has loose
Chinese sleeves, that have undersleeves
of bronze chiffon. About the neck is a
soft ruche of bronze chiffon, with long,
soft ends that falls to the feet.
Mrs. Edgerton-Spong is certainly "a
thing of beauty" in this odd frock, and
one does not wonder that Mr. Lee Fan
ahawe Mason is determined to marry
Mr. Lee Fanahawe Mason has one
child, a fascinating girl of eighteen, who
till mourns for her dead mother. He
lavishes his wealth on her, too he real
ly is just the man to hare inherited that
money and has bought her a house, a
carriage and a horse and a bicycle, and
gives her erer so much monoy for her
In the first act she has just arrired
from a sea voyage, and appears in a
beige colored erepe de chine. The skirt
is quite simple, with a few tiny tucks at
wide intervale, running horizontally,
and a four-inch insertion of Renaissance
lace, placed some six inches from the
edge, that outlines the bottom of the
skirt. The little coat of crepe de chine
and lace.ia to the waist line in the back,
and somewhat longer in the front.
It is mostly of lace and fits loosely.
Under it is an unlined blouse of tucked
chiffon, the same color as the crepe de
chine. The collar of the blouse is of
the Renaissance lace, transparent. Her
hat is a toque of gold tissue not very
bright gold roses and green leaves.
Mrs. Portman Tyree in rather a sport
ing lady, fond of playing the races and
Mr. Lee Fanshawe Mason. She is not
lucky, for she wins neither.
In tact, ebe loses 750. But 6he evi
dently knows, too, what kind of a mil
lionair Mr. Lee Fansha-ve Mason is,
for she promptly goes to him and asks
him to lend the money, which he does
pleasantly, so there is no reason why she
should not have some smart frocka.
Mrs. Portman Tyree wears in the first
act white liberty gauze over vivid yel
low chiffon. It has applications of
white Chantilly lace on the gauze that
form a border' about the hem of the
gown and outline it on either side up
the front, where it opens slightly and
shows the underskirt of yellow chiffon.
This effect is continued on the bodice.
The sleeves, which end at the elbow,
are mostly of the lace.
In the second act Mrs. Edgerton
Spong wears a gown of pale green liber
ty gauze. The skirt has a yard wide
insertion of white lace outlined in shadeB
of green. The bodice baa a loose
guimpe of this lace, and the long sleeves
are made entirely of the lace over the
green gauze. With this gown she wears
a large hat of pale green embroidered
gauze, with one large pale green ostrich
feather across the front.
Mrs. Edgerton Spong's irresponsible
husband has turned up by now, and he
says rather nasty things to her about
her smart frocks; but he is an evil-minded
wretch, who would think horrid
things of anybody. In this act Mies
Lee Fanshawe Loftus wears a simple
little gown of white crepe de chine,
mousseline de soie tucking and narrow
entreJeux of yellow lace a large white
hat with a pale yellow ostrich feather.
All of Miss Lee Fanshawe Loftus
gowns are simple; having so -much
money has not turned her pretty head
or warped her sartorial judgment.
In the third act Mrs. Edgerton Spong
wears another dinuer gown a white
Bilk, shot with gold and brocaded with
pink roses and green leaves. It is
fashioned somewhat on Louis XV lines.
The bodice ends in a sharp point in
front and the skirt opens over a petti
coat of tucked white chiffon. The
square neck is outlined in heavy old
gold lace, which also forms the plastron
on the front of the bodice and outlines
the edges of the brocaded skirt open
over the chiffon petticoat. The sleeves
are to the elbow and have cuffs that
turn back over a tiny underaleevs of
white chiffon, and are edged with the
Miss Lee Fanshawe Loftus wears a
pale blue chiffon covered with flowers
sewn with pale blue paillettes.
Mrs. Portman Tyree, who Btops in to
see Mr. Lee Fanshawe Mason, to gain
some response to her misplaced affec
tion, weara a white gown that glittera
and shimmers, and a gorgeous cloak of
white dotted net edged with ermine. It
is lined with rufli s and rurtilea of pink
chiffon, and has a high collar of pink
In the last act, where all the tangles
are straighteded out and everybody gets
happy somehow -except, perhaps, Mr.
Edgerton Morgan, who haa had to die
Mrs. Edgerton Spong wears deep black,
which is nice for her, for quite eix
months have passed.
It is a plain little frock, its only claim
to originality being the stitched bands
of the cloth or net, and a Iarje flat
toque ot tucked black net.
Mrs. Portman Tyree wears a cloth
gown of ruby red. with strappings ot
velvet of the ame color.
Mus Lee Fanshrwe Loftus receives
her father's friends in a gown of pink
chiffon and lace. The skirt is accordeon
pleated quite simple again and the
bodice is a little "tea jacket" of Rus
sian lace embroidered with pink che
nille and thickly sewn with coral.
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