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Society Ladies' Jewels.


Society Ladies' Jewels. Gymnastic Craze for Women, That very impou-tan* little personage, Earl (irofvenor, for whoci tlie King .stood spon- sor. st-irts life with quite an <-xt-ra'>rdenary rw.nbeir of relatavefc, and is- kinsman to haif the great families in the land. His aunt*, aocoiding to t-he "Tatler," are the C'ouniteiSFf.s Of Shtifte^bury and Beauohamp, Pleiss, and Mrs. George Cornwal lie- VVe^t his gi-aad;-mothers, the Countees Groevenoi' and hs. Corn wallas West; and h s two grca.t-gnindmot-harii, Ijady Olivia Fitzpatrick, mother of Mm. Oornwul'lis- West-, and the Dowager Countess of Scarborough, mother 01 iiady Groiswenor; whilst Jvatberine Ducliees of Westminster (whose youin,gr\st son is just twelve years af ake) is Step-gr LIR L gicuidmothierr to tlie baby, if such a relation- ship its admissible. Many society ladies axe the owrers oi jewt worth t-he proverbial Kin' raJiaom. Perhaps tlie laxgett oadlection6 belong to the Duchess of Portland and the Duchess of Marlborough, but Lady Iveagh i.^ the pos- oesaor of probably t.hie most valuable iwwk la-oe in England. Her pearls aire worth ever P,70,000, and Eord Iveagii a long time to collect. Two recent brid-eas who have received magnitioent gems -on their w=dding- day are Lady Deraiian and Alts. Spender Clay and Lady A tines lay, Jjady I>udley, and ictoria. Lo<Id.y Ya.iborough aJI own beautiful petirls. Turquoises nve niudi favoared by Americans, the Duohess ot Roxbargho and Lady Duffarin Itavc both a large number of the pretty stones. The old-fashioned amethyst hUls been quite th: jewel of t-he moment daring the p;u«-t c«a«>n, a.nd Ihr frequently figured in Hoyal wedding presents to prospective brides. Although Oxford and Cambridge still ro- fuse degrees, both honorary tiid. ordinary, to women, other universities are net -so pre- judiced. X ot long ago. that ckvrmdag writer of Irish 6tor, Jane Barlow, received ni lionorarv "LL.D." from Dublin. < nd more rt-e'ntly Ixmiy Ftederick, Cb.v.andk.h obtained the ilrst ho,nora.ry "LL.D." of tlie new Lniversity of Leeriis. Iv Frederick, who since the tragic death of her hu.cbi<nd i1:lS devoted HIe whcle of her life to the benefitting of her kind:, cocoes of a distin- guished family, for she was before heir ma>r- r.;¡.g8 the Hon. Lucv Lyttelton, a iavo.,i.rite Maid-of-Honour of Queen Victoria.* !1-r .riarnag-e to the present Duke of Devonshire' orotner pi tee in 1864, and for eighfcotn veirs thoir a singularlv happy ^jiion. 1.,ad: Frederick was the favourite nikce of t.he late r and Mis. Gladf'tqne, and I:cO was much with the venerable eiat.auuui during th". closing months of his long and stienuou-s life. At. t Iw ptesent mollbr-;t!t the -od condition of the unemploj-ed is »:ccut:y- :ng this philantii.nepic Iidy's attention. -L" Onf cannot help thinking, writes "Am- ;rl »rid." that the j r«nt uraw. for gyttmastios for women is being oArriid to ridiculous excess. It sure-lv can- not be o-xenti-al to health, happiness, and every tiling tluit a woman covets riuit the should hang daily on parallel bars, climb lad- ders, and torn aeri:»,l by tiw a:d ot rtngo. it.'nout doubt, a little of th;o ."nrt aT thing is excellent, a.nd probably the lomale form divijie is the hotter for having all its muscles properly exercised I:ut !t s iieivsy to the, beautiful women who hewe preceded us—to our graceful ance^tresc-tfi. with their delicate complexions and ;ic-a.lthy phy s-tque to say that it is only by exercises that women can attain to "t rue 107 lines*. Are we, then, to believe iliat Al- bi-5 chiu.ghi^en- have n^-ver Iov-^ v until prternt time? If cnmplexions can- not be ti-ynaged <Lnd graceful carriage pro- duced without- physical drill t-hat voold lax the strength of a i^af?on.?d "Tomtll.f. and if eyes are not to b? brightemed :H,V by b.(ro,- ba,tic touts, then indesd must Engmbwomen own that they eie betiten by the woicen of other n t-iioRK. Th necessity of provi the hLn" Crown Priww, -rrf <TCnwsert,n oehttmg the positKm t;> which .»> „• be nused by with the i.eir of the throne or Germany lids brought a',oiit a revival of the trousseau tax tiftv I per head which dates from the feudal are? and is to b:> exacted from the r-pu.n< >n of the GrajyJ Duchy of Meckieni.urT- .Soliwenn, On the. other hand, the Emperor and Empress of Germany said to disprove d.N.mgly of the tax. which is not in anv f-enc-e a vo'lurnta.ry but a statuto^# t".x wtrch rendere. peopj.e who do not pay it to the pe.nalties reserved for those who Jéct to fullit tiioir obligations to the Treasurv. The tn>uss'euu. which is to come chieiiv from Berlin is to be both elaborate and unique, inasmuch as it wiH include an even- ing dress from every .European capital. Ire, land i6 to contribute to it, an order having been given for some of the beautiful Irish laces wii "Cli now figure in all tnous»5&ux of importance. erj sit vli/sti and fash-icoablte aj-e the tailoT costumes, carried out in cream serge. Ihese, of coume. ca.n oiily be worn on line days, and should be fashioned w) tliat the skirt well clears t-he ground. They are made wit,h skirt and 4cioa,t, to match, ajid are often i trimmed in gold or silver braids; thev ooen a, %ht- P^^ty cliemisette in front. a.nd the latest introduction on t.he French models is a little hood at the back of the cotit. Coa,t a.nd hood are lined with soft satin of 1 toe fame colour. The siinie style costume can bt m<:de of s-acit coloum 9^ grey, hlutJ, maroon. anà look Wry carried oiit in li-iraiel. being less eicp'. i' -e and more suitable for young people. "Old Mother Hubbard cloaks ar,, aim coming in again, they aj*> <«' r^oft, Harm, nuify materials, a prattr ditrji>! twXKI at the back, atnid. untold. Some few are to be seen wit>- :(, 'i" 'ves, M-2413 la.rge enoiigh to catny no ih. wi.v«naenoe in M ippmg the cloak or.. j .d ctv; and np n rrf. them are trnnined vomod wL l"n thicic woollen eMI)r or wJwt. cloaks are very and m spite of tlwjir simplicity, have a cert; in a2" of noti.olL A i>evival in mill'" .v.; is tlie "Tw.n'ior' Young people will be glad to know this, as jt is a style most feuit'J'ble to the young, It I1.3S, however, a twidetr brim, Own formerly, and is trimmed with biack pom- poms. L eh-e* totjiK'S. edged with velvet, are trimmed with wings and qm?)f. the Utier held m place by a da&P the one ^ide of the high r;:<i.«od brim. j.Je of the high r;:<i.«od brim. With tailor-msioe tostomy, Pfein a,re mostly worn, and are often trimmed with a. single quill- String are very fashionable for hats. They ii-re to be seen, on many, falling from the sides down to t.he waist in front, and .som^Dies they ate tied under the chin- White hats are'most fashionable for social fx^j^jons- and ^siting and aire usually trimmed with white feathers or a Paradise mount. -r Skirts are frequent4y made triple-wise another old fashion revived this year. Satin is very much worn for eV&ning W€a)rj f^i,. ionad chiefly in tne .seventeenth <-en,tury sit-vle. is also Inwit worll, and Lace rolies; t,ilese are mainly trriiinied with fes- toons and spraj^ of flowers- High corse'let betts continue to be worn for evening wear, and are embroidered, m steel, ^equine to re^jr^sent jewels: other acoessori^is as hur comljs. neck cliains aoid pins a,te worn to correspond-



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Swansea Watch Committee.

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Mayor Spring in His Element.


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