The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1910 Page: 3 of 13
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RAISE PLUME PIES
Advance of 50 Per Cent, in Cost
IS PISA'S FAMOUS TOWER FALLING?
Ornament Becoming More Fashionable
* and Last Three Years Have Seen
Greater Demand Both Abroad
and in America.
London.—Ostrich plumes,—always an
expensive item of woman's millinery—
are generally growing more and more
valuable. During the last three years
the price of these feathers has risen 50
per cent., was the information impart-
ed by a West end merchant. A feather
that a few years ago cost only $30 is
now worth $75.
"The ostrich plume f- the most fash-
ionable feather this year," he said,
"and very few other varieties are
worn. More ostrich feathers are being
fsold than ever before.
"We are making one form of feather
nearly two yards long in some cases,
to be arranged round the crown of a
large hat. Other large plumes are sold
in sots of three. The most fashionable
colors are shaded grays, chinchilla,
which will be worn on chinchilla
toques in the winter, and blues, from
royal to navy. Hut the leathers now
cent over are of a much better quality
than formerly. There has been a
great increase in the supply from os-
trich farms. With the demand for
feathers, ostriches, too, have become
more expensive, and the farmer now
has to pay $5,000 a pair for birds.
"As for the reason of their popular-
ity and increased cost, ostrich plumes
have had a great vogue this summer
"American women, too have helped
to make plumes more expensive. At
the April auction one-half of the whole
quantity put up for sale was pur-
chased by American buyers to take
over to the Unitad States."
Hand-painted hats are also becoming
something cf a fad with the "smart
set." They are made in sofe white felt,
with beautiful flowers and foliage,
feathers or any other kinds of orna-
mentation painted on them. Oil colors
are used, and, according to Heath's,
th > Oxford street hatters, the headgear
is to all intents and purposes inde-
"We have one," the manager said,
* "which is covered with great red dec-
orativ poppies, and they are painted
eo realistically that they really look
like freshly gathered flowers.
"An ordinary flower trimmed hat can
only be worn a short time by the well-
dressed woman, because the decora-
tions get knocked about or are ruined
by the weather, but the painted hat
will last for the whole season, and
more, with proper care."
The married man who is wont to
tremble at the tremendous collection
of hat and bonne'; boxes which his
wife insists on taking with her when
on a holiday tour regards the painted
hat as a godsend, for it can be folded
up and packed away like his own
Panama, and, moreover, it is calcu-
lated to cut down the millinery bills
by half or more. If the wife's taste
does not lean to flowers or feathers,
fche can have lizard, snake or chanti-
cleer designs painted on the felt, or
even goldfish swimming in a shady
■ . .*• ■ >• • v- c-.
L£/9H/STG- 7oWE& OJT
CF ALL KINDS FOR SALE
CLIB I Repair work carefully and
promptly done. Write, call or phone.
Southwestern Manufacturing Co. °k,5r,?m*
now knocking. All who seek a professional
life work should investigate the science of
CARVER CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE
Third and Broadway OKLAHOMA CITY, 0KLA.
JUST A NATURAL MISTAKE
Gussie, in Fancy Costume, Astonished
the Doorkeeper for a
Gussie was knock-kneed, angular
end round-shouldered. Ho had a ter-
rible squint, and a mouth like a steam
roller. All the same, he reckoned on
making something of a hit at the
fancy dress ball, and his costume was
us elegant as his figure was unlovely.
With fast-beating heart ho stepped
Jauntily from his automobile outsldw
the town hall, where the ball was bo-
ing held. The hall porter stepped back-
ward at the unsightly apparition.
"Great Christopher Columbus!" he
gasped as he regarded Gussie.
"No, no, my good man!" chirped
Gussie, as ho tripped through the por-
tals. "Chawles the First, my dear fel-
low—Chawles the First!"—London An-
Mrs. Wiggln's Idea of London.
During the recent visit of Mrs. Wig-
gin, the American author, In London,
nn interviewer called on her. With
pencil poised, the interviewer asked:
"And what do you think of London,
"You remind me," answered the au-
thor cheerfully, "of the young lady
who sat beside Dr. Gibbon at dinner.
She turned to him after the soup.
" 'Do, dear Dr. Gibbon,' she said,
•tell me about the decline and fall of
the Roman empire.' "
THE world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa has always been popularly sup-
posed to have been built out of the perpendicular of set purpose, but
that interesting legend seems now to be untrue. And, worse still, it is
leaning more and more, to its assured and speedy fall, as the Campanile
of St. Mark's crashed down to ruin. That is the finding of Italian royal
commissioners, who state that it cannot remain upright much longer, and
demand the taking of immediate measures for its safety. They have found
also that the foundations of the tower are only 9 feet 9 inches below the
surface, and that it originally stood bjlt upright. Also they state that the
base of' the tower is immersed in a watery sub-soil. The tower, which was
began in 1170, is known to have been affected by earthquake shock. In 1829
the tower was 14 feet 4 inches out of the vertical line; it is now 15 feet 4
RATS WREAK RUIN IN CANADA
It is easier to raise a disturbance
than a mortgage.
Glaciers Increase Speed.
Juneau, Alaska.—The great glacier
in Rainy Hollow, near Haines, Alaska,
is moving at the prodigious rate of 12
feet a day. Hugo masses of ice are
falling with thunderous noise over the
precipice, at whose brink the glacier
This is a season of glacier advance
all over Alaska. Never before has
such rapid extension of the ice rivers
been known. The theory is that ava-
lanches caused by earthquakes are re-
tponsibie for the increased flow.
The National Geographical society
has in expedition in Alaska studying
Manitoba Farmers Compelled to Use
Drastic Measures to Rid
Province of Pest.
Gretna, Man.—The invasion of rats
is becoming a serious matter, and un-
less strenuous efforts are made to
stop their northern trek, they will
reach Winnipeg before the end of the
year. For miles in both directions
they have crossed the boundary into
Canada, and now it is no uncommon
thing for a farmer to kill 20 or 30 of
the rodents in a single day without
going on a special hunt for their
Reports show that they are doing a
vast amount of damage along their
line of march, and estimates sent to
the department of agriculture show
that, the loss already incurred through
them this year will total over $u,00o,-
000. Farmers have been supplied with
liberal quantities of rat virus, but the
use of this poison has proved a fail-
ure, for the farmers have not taken
the pains to use it properly.
Traps which will catch the animals
alive will be used and every femaio
caught will be killed, while the raaics
will be allowe1 their liberty. It is an
established fact that polygamous rod-
ents, lacking a supply of mates, vent
their spleen upon their young, either
eating them or killing them in large
numbers. The supply of females dim-
inishing, the males attack each other
and the consequent strife proves fatal
to the race and the object aimed at by
those ridden by the pests is swiftly
Instructions are now being issued
broadcast by the officials of the de-
partment and it is hoped that in this
way the invasion will be checked and
within a year at the latest the rat will,
have disappeared from the province of
Kraut Outranks Beans.
Boston.—Sauer kraui is an ideal
vegetarian diet. More p ople should
eat it as a daily food. This- is the
health recipe of Dr. Samuel Winger-
I sky, who has written extensively upon
"Sauer kraut is an ideal vegetarian
food," said Doctor Wingersky. "No;
i should not advise every one to use
this type of food, but when we are
discussing a vegetarian diet there is
nothing so toothsome as sauer kraut.
"It is tenfold better than any bean
diet. Whatever good may bo said of
beans may be claimed likewise for
Easy to start the day
cool and comfortable if
are in the pantry ready
to serve right from the
package. No cooking
required; just add some
cream and a little sugar.
these summer mornings
with berries or fresh
One can feel cool in
hot weather on proper
"The Memory Lingers"
POST CM CEREAL CO., Ltd.
Battle Creek. Mich.
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