Texhoma Argus. (Texhoma, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1911 Page: 4 of 14

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Hats for Early Spring Wear Are Mod-
erate In Size—Flexible Headwear
Is Feature of Season—Flow-
ers Are Popular.
Jhst as soon as a reward Is out for
the first robin the feminine fancy be-
gins to wander In the direction of
spring clothes. January is a great
month for summer Bewlng; February
sees the milliners rushing to market
after the alluring things that have
been prepared for them. It is a short
month and before you know it March
is here and it is spring. April brings
Easter, when all is completed. And,
although the snow may still be flying,
spring millinery is all ready for that
great festival.
The hats shown for early wear are
moderate in size with plenty of big
graceful shapes for later on. They
are mostly of braid, sewed into shape
with or without a wire frame. The
flexible hat is a feature of the season
and soft crowns are much admired.
Flowers, fine velvets and ribbons are
everywhere in evidence in the trim-
ming. Brims are not so droopy as
heretofore, and little eccentric dents
and turnings characterize many of
them. Heads and especially coral
beads in pink or red or white match
every display of model hats, and
beads of other varieties play their
parts, those of jet and pearl and
those in turquoise blue make up some
very handsome bands.
Braids are unusually beautiful. The
Rannie braids are shown in all colors
with an iridescent play of color in-
troduced in them like the colors in a
shell or soap bubble. The silk fibre
braids are soft and pliable and all are
light as air.
French plumes are favorites on fine
hats and trimming effects are simple.
In fact simplicity in millinery gains
headway In the popular taste, but the
demand makes no lowering of price
because every one wants better and
better qualities of merchandise all the
Many Little Annoyances Are Avoided
by Use of This New In-
A novelty In pins 1b the T pin
which in place of the age-long fa-
miliar little knob at the top has at
the head end of the shaft and set at
right angles with it a short crossbar,
making it a T pin.
Often it is difficult to thrust an old
style pin through a number of folds of
paper or through fabrics or other ma-
terials; and the head of the pin sinks
into the finger tip and hurts that; and
when the pin has finally been set into
place the material pinned is liable to
work up around its head.
All these things are avoided by the
use of the T pin, which with its cross-
bar head gives a surface upon which
greater pressure can more easily be
exerted, making the pin easier to use;
while when it has been set in place
the material cannot work up over it.
T pins are made in various sizes,
and finished in various colors, for all
sorts of domestic uses; and there is
also made a T pin that is called the
wryneck, this for bank and office use.
The whyneck T pin has at the top,
the head end of the shaft, a little
curve, the crossbar being at the
curve's end. A pin with this little
curve in it can be thrust through a
bunch of papers to lie flat in them,
horizontal with them, while the cross
head does not stick up above the top
paper, but lies close and flat upon it,
across the opening where the pin was
thrust through.
It might have seemed that the age-
long familiar pin was just a pin and
that so it would always remain, in the
future as it had been in the past, al-
ways just the same; that nobody
would ever think of such a thing as
trying to invent a new pin, but here
now in the T pin is a novelty in pins,
Hair Bandeaus.
Randeaus for the hair are now be
ing made of the embroidered and bro-
caded ribbons, which are to be had
in a great variety of colors and de-
signs. A blue brocaded ribbon exact-
ly of the shade which was used many
years ago when these scalloped and
brocaded ribbons were fashionable has
been revived, and is most popular for
the hair bandeaux. The ribbons, ii
narrow, are sewed together to make
the wide band, which is now in great
est favor.
New Pouch Bags.
Pouch bags are cut with an oval
bottom, covered with black velvet on
one side and a bright-colored satin on
the other. The top, which is joined
to the bottom without fullness, is flu-
ished on top with black satin ribbon.
It is lined with the satin.
The top has a draw string of satin
ribbon through a casing, long enough
to hang over arm. The lining may b«
in coral, green, burnt orange or royaj
A veteran of two wars and many
Indian skirmishes, a man of the
strong, vital traits that have made
heroes in life and literature, war-
scarred, weather-beaten, Brig. Gen.
Charles L. Hodges has ended his serv-
ice in the United States army. Gen.
Hedges, who succeeded Gen. Freder-
ick Dent Grant as commander of the
department of the lakes, enlisted as
a private in 1861, and reluctantly for-
sakes—tae old soldier leaves his post
only because he must.
"I'm just a plain soldier man," he
said, modestly, when asked to tell of
exploits of his career. "I have fought
in battles, many of them, but all sol-
diers do that." V
The veteran stroked his gray mus-
tache, smiled good humoredly, and his
visitors thought of him in his younger
years as the picturesque type of sol-
dier described by Kipling as a "fust-
class fightin' man."
"1 have fought much and long; now I shall retire to private life and live
in the glory of the past. But I shall always feel the deepest Interest in the
army, and my heart will be with it."
One of the notable events at the
passing of the Sixty-first congress was
the retirement from active political
life of one of the country's best
known statesmen, Gen. Joseph War-
ren Keifer of Ohio, whose political
career has extended throughout many
years. General Keifer holds the
unique position today of being the
only living ex-speaker of the house of
representatives. He held this im-
portant place in the Forty-seventh
congress, and since the death of John
G. Carlisle this honor has been his
General Keifer took part in the very
first skirmishes of the Civil war, and
when General Lee laid down his arms
at Appomattox the commander of the
One Hundred and Tenth Ohio volun-
teer infantry was there to witness
that memorable event.
Eight years in congress, during the
later *70's and '80's, served to inure
General Keifer to the hardships of victory and the blessings of defeat In civil
as well as in military strife. The Spanish war again called him into military
action, and he was next heard of leading the victorious Americans into the
captured Cuban capital.
After 20 years' absence General Keifer returned to the scenes of his civil
triumphs and defeats, and now, at the age of seventy-five, this one surviving
major general of the Civil war resigns his chair in the house of representa-
tives to his Democratic successor.
Don't wear corsets.
The most popular member of the
RomanofT family of Russia is the
Grand Duke Constantino Constantino-
vltch, cousin of the czar, who beside
holding the important post of inspec-
tor of military schools of the empire,
is a playwright, an actor and a poet!
Better perhaps than all of these, he is
a man of good morals and exalted
The grand duke has translated
Shakespeare Into Russian, has writ-
ten several plays and acted them and
has published some valuable critical
studies of new Russian poets. It Is
as a poet that he is best known. One
of his works has gone through ten
editions and his songs are sung in
every peasant cabin. Two of his songs
are rendered at every Russian con-
cert and many have been set to muslo.
Apart from his merits as a poet,
the grand duke is an attractive per-
sonality. He is about the only living
Romanoff of whom the average Rus-
sian speaks with respect. An inspector if military schools, he is obliged to
travel constantly; and thus he is better known than tjie czm-'s other relatives.

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Buckley, Joe L. Texhoma Argus. (Texhoma, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1911, newspaper, April 6, 1911; Texhoma, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metapth352430/m1/4/ocr/: accessed November 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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