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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 6, 1902)
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NEW YORK, Dec. 6. The women who
contribute most largely to the sartorial
exhibition which ever distinguishes the
horse show have apparently improved,
both in appearance and taste, since last
year. Many of the erstwhile golden
haired members of that elastic body
known as the 400 have in the past twelve
months become the ash-blondes that na
ture intended them to be, and this in
Itself is a vast improvement. Another
contributing cause is that fewer jewels
are worn this year. Diamonds in pro
fusion always detract from the brilliancy
of a woman's complexion and eyes.
A great deal of black was worn at the
exhibition both day and evening. Many
of the fashionables are in mourning, it
is true, but this will hardly account for
all of the sombre gowns and hats. Big
Hat black hats with sweeping plumes
and elaborate black gowns, cut very
tlght-ntting, save in the sleeves and at
the feet, and only a few pearls by way
of ornament, were seen at some period
or other in the week on all the best
dressed women. Pure white was also
favored, but it is not becoming to
women who are not of a pronounced
type. To wear white with effect a wom
an must be either a pure blonde or a
Brown is an excellent color for the
medium type, and Mrs. Alfred Vander
bilt never looked better than in a golden
brown velvet shot with tiny white spots,
and a wide-brimmed beaver to match.
This hat was trimmed with bows of
cerise velvet ribbon and American beau
ty roses and leaves. The curves it took
in the brim over her face were very
Antique lace costumes and gowns
trimmed with the old style stuff that
we always associate with bedspreads are
coming to the front. When dyed the
laces make up marvelously welL A
steel-gray gown of this order was one
of the most effective worn last week by
Miss Cathleen Neilson. Her hat on this
occasion was a gray beaver with gray
Miss Alice Roosevelt, with a box full
of girls, was the centre of attraction one
afternoon. She was gowned exactly as
when she launched the Meteor, in sap-phtre-blue
velvet with wide white lace
collar, and with the big brown bear boa
and muff. Her hat was white with black
plumes a charming hat, Indeed and far
more becoming than the white one she
wore during an evening visit.
Miss Helen Roosevelt wore some sump
tuous sables, but no jewels. Her hair,
like-that pf Miss Burden, Miss Neilson
and manr of that younger crowd, is al
ways rather blowsy about the face. This
is picturesque at a tennis game, but
hardly in keeping with the required per
fection of a horse show toilette.
An evening gown just delivered for
holiday festivities Is of white chiffon and
Brussels lace, over white 3atin. The
bodice has long slender points of lace
almost to the waist line, with accordion
plaited chiffon showing between them.
The sleeves have the lace cap with
points and the full chiffon flowing be
neath and ending in long streamers. A
wide satin sash encircles the waist,
caught with a square "Venetian medal
lion in the back. Another feature of
this costume is the full skirt, falling full
In an unbroken line to the feet In wide
alternating plaits of chiffon and lace.
A wide lace insertion gives the required
body to the bottom of the skirt. The
prospective wearer of this creation is
very svelte and unusually tall, so that
It will, no doubt, be eminently becoming.
In hats, beplumed beavers and furs ara
most popular. The simplest of these
rarely costs less than thirty dollars; but
they are vastly becoming. A hat with
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An astounding condition of affairs is revealed by the scene at Pittsburg, which is reproduced in the above authen
tic snapshot. In the Pennsylvania railroad yards of that city there are 25,000 cars containing $20,000,000 worth of mer
chandise, which block the yard and are not likely to be moved for several days. According to the railroad officials the
glut is caused by the lack of sufficient locomotives to cope with America's rapid trade development. While a big ship
ment of new locomotives U on its way from the engine works the merchants of Pennsylvania are in despair at the
finely plaited velvet crown and lace
brim, with one long white plume, was
admired at a recent exhibition of im
Two rather effective gowns are worn
at the Broadway Theatre in "The Silver
Slipper" by the visiting women from
Venus. One is of wnlte Irish lace, with
a gorgeous flounce on the skirt, and the
other is Miss Roy ton's deep cream
crepe de chine medallloned in heavy
lace, with odd designs appliqued upon
the yoke of the bodice. The only fault
with this gown is that it is supposed to
fasten in the back, and never does, es
pecially below the waist. I was not a
little amused by a line on the pro
gramme of this production stating that
the evening gowns worn in the last act
are by Worth, of Paris. If they were
ever designed by this famed man milli
ner it was certainly many years ago.
There is neither a fresh nor modern
gown in the entire lot. Even Edna Wal
lace Hopper's pale blue silk, so heavily
embroidered that it drags her tiny figure
down pitifully, lacks all semblance of a
A woman In one of the boxes the other
night. In black net and diamonds, at
tracted more attention for the beauty of
her gown than did the footllgbt people.
The rage for all manner of grape
trimmings Is simply tremendous, and the
shops can scarcely supply the demand.
These trimmings are pressed into service
in all manner of ways. For hats they
are appliqued upon all qualities of lace;
they are worn in the hair, and they ap
pear, too, on the corsages of young girls.
Elderly women use them on their bon
nets, made of satin, each grape stuffed
and round. Very large clusters come,
too, in heavy chenille for skirts of even
In one of the ball-room boxes at the
recent Chamber of Commerce banquet at
the Waldorf, a grape gown made of
white satin was very much admired.
The term grape gown Is used advisedly,
for the entire front of the bodice was
covered with one huge bunch of coarse
and heavy, but beautifully effective,
lace grapes. Each grape stood out In
relief, and the cluster was exquisitely
appliqued. Three of these enormous or
naments served to decorate the entire
tight skirt, and a trailing vine of the
leaves wound Itself about the foot and
" train of the gown. A smaller cluster of
the fruit capped each short sleeve. The
bodice was very decollete, particularly
In the back. This seems to be a feature
of all the newest evening gowns. They
are fully three Inches lower In cut In the
back than In the front.
Another toilet worn on the same oc
casion had a bodice reaching no higher
than four inches from the waist In the
back, while the front was modestly high.
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tify you of his objections verbally?
The Major Well, perhaps It might
better be called adjectlvely.
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