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THE WAY O" THE WORLD.
Three men rode out to t tic wide, -iJ
(King ho, hey, for the merry, merry
And the firnt jolu.-il the war, where the
banner w f 11 r!-l ;
(King h.-j, si:,g Ijo, where th. skull lie
A ixl si coii.l had a os! iu the court of
Jiiit li, sing liey. f..r tbe bribe ami it
Hut lie iT'ivi ton high, for tin- throne he
tried to .;
(Slut' he, sing bo, wlii-re tbe gallotvf
Ami tin- tuird, In- married a line bouuy
(Sing lio, sin;: hey, for the merry tnur
I'nr i" be ieiii bin iiiotn-v, ami lej him such
(S at; !k y, Kiriit bo, to tbe funeral go!)
K ii b wen- tbe warn of these three merry
(Kii.g bo. sing bey, ut the world's sweet
Some trtling ileaure, H hope nnd then
IS. nc hey, mi ui: ho, for the grave In-low!)
'1 . ii.i.l.. H.u-.
"No," said I. with puissant positive-ih-hk,
to my frieml Hascom; "no, sir, I
shall uot accompany you into the
haunts of the utinmiTlcil woman."
"Hut. my ilear Marston," argued Bas-.-(iii,
"yon ought to co. Of course, you
arc a liachelor of ."io "
"Touch lightly on that point, please,"
"Ni-cicty might make a fail of you as
"Ami tigain, tny dear liuscom. It
"However, whether It iloes or not, I
want you to get oiil of the rut of badi
elordom Hit. go with me."
"You are very kiwi."
"For a variety old man. Will you
"Ax I s.thl In the beginning, 1 now re
peat, "No, sir.' "
Hascom had lieen married for sev
eral yearn ami I hail his frequent as
mniiice that bin entire married life w an
nothing more or less than a path of
silver sunshine, through a golden gar-.l.-ti
of roses. It was a charming meta
ih(.r, but It fell upon tmappns-latlve
ears, for I knew that Hascom lunl
written poetry iu his youth, ami, In ad
dition to that, lie was married, and i
knew what all married men liud to nay
to I'liclielorH of matrimony, as they
had found it. It was simply sugar
spread tiMn nil uncertain condition In
order lo catch such unwary tiles as
might lie attracted thereby.
"Well, well." he said, "have It your
own way. I am sure I can stand It If
you can, Imt, say. will you Join me
over Sunday at my own house? I've
told my wife about you and she Is so
anxious to see you that she eommls
Hioi.ed me to Invite you out for Sun
day." Hiiehelor or no bachelor, I could tut
nfford to be a boor, and to slight such
Hti Invitation as this was Inexcusable.
So I begun to hedge a bit.
"My dear Hascom," I suld, apologet
icaily. "why didn't you tell me you
wanted uie to go to your house?"
"Well, It liadu't Just occurred to me,
I guess," and he laughed,
"Of course," 1 went on. "It Is quite a
different thing to go there than to
"Then you'll go," lie Interrupted, with
such an Interest that I became sus-
"Are there to be any of the gay and
Kiddy throng about?" I asked.
"Summer girls and such?" he re
"Then I'll 1m frank w ith you and say
there Is not one on the place."
Tndcr these clrctimstuuees, then, I'll
"CrMsl for you, old man!" lie ex
claimed, clapping nip on the buck. "I'll
go nnd telegraph my w ife that you will
come tip Willi me Saturday evening."
Then he went out of my ottice to send
It was about 4 o'clock Saturday after
noon when he reached his home In the
country, three hours earlier than his
usual time of arrival, an 1m had taken
me out at that hour so we might have a
little loafing spell before dinner, and ns
the day was unusually tine in the conn
try and as It had not been pleasant In
the heated tow n I was glad enough that
lie had been so thoughtful.
It was delightful under the big trees
of his dooryard-he objected to calling
it a lawn-and when he brought out a
couple of great, Juicy mint Juleps and
we oat there browsing upon them I
don't think I ever felt more at p4-Hce
with the world than I did at that very
Later Mrs. Hawimi, a dainty little
woman, with three as pretty children
as children ran be pretty to a Iwehelor
of my proclivities, Joined us and with
her came her sinter, Mrs. Illlman, a
matronly woman of '.io, to whom I wan
I confess to an admiration of Mrs.
Hllrnan as hikjii as I saw her; not that
Mrs. Hascom wasn't admirable, but
that her sister was older and more aub
atftntlal to tny mind. In fact, Mr. Illl
man wan of that pleasing rotundity of
person which seems lo appeal to an
unroinantle man of 50, w hile Mr. Has
com was rather splrltuelle and remind
ed one more of angels than of good
housekeeper. Iu addition to her other
attraction, Mr. Hllnian wan of the
laughing, Jolly kind of women, who
neein to carry a surplus of sunshine
with thorn for general distribution, and
I always had a kind of sneaking rond
uess for that kind of woman.
1 went to bed early, ns Is the custom
In the country, and though I was In
Kuw.1 sleeping trim and my conscience
wis In perfect order somehow I lay
awake thinking what a lonesome sot
f life a Imchelor's life was and I...;
much cozier and plcasatiter a woman
could make a man's life, even If she
hadn't more than half the chance.
AHiT u long time I slept and dream
ed diini:s In which theie were siiiu
mer girls and other disturbing ele
ments, and when I awoke In the morn
ing, in response to Hascom's knock, I
was in v old self again and Ijughed at
the very idea of a woman as a life com
panion. I Miring Sunday I had several very
Interesting talks with Mrs. Iliiman,
and by night again 1 was worse than I
was the night before, and began won
dering w hy It was that some men were
so much luckier than others, and also
whether there was much chance of Mr.
Hilmau departing tills life and being
laid to rest with his fathers. I knew
of a numls-r of pleasant churchyards
where I thought .Mr. llilni.iw might be
accommodated with ijuarters indelinite
ly, and I felt that I could attend his
funeral with much pleasure, though,
as a rule, 1 abhorred funerals.
"Well, old man," said Hascom, as we
took the train for town Monday morn
ing. "I 1ioh you enjoyed yourself."
"I never had a pleasanter outing in
my life," I answered, with such sin
cerity that he actually blushed, "and
you have my thanks in all their ampli
tude." "I'm glad you liked It, for more rea
sons than one," and he smiled rather
"Oil, yes, I know," I said, with a
laugh. "Yon think that after my ex
perience of the last forty-eight hours
my views on the woman question will
undeigo a radical change?"
He nodded and smiled at my pro
fundity of observance.
"I'i-s up, now, Marston," he said,
"haven't your views changed some
what by what, you have lived In for
even so short a time?"
"Well." I replied, picking my way
carefully, "I am willing to say that as
far as your household is concerned, the
prospect Is more pleasing than I
thought It could be."
"And would you say the Ililman
household were any less pleasing than
mine?" This with a nudge and a
chuckle that I thought quite uncalled
for In view of the fact that Mrs. Illl
man was a married woman, and I had
no right to express undue admiration
for her or her household, and which
made tlie blood rush Into my face.
(if course, that must be Included,"
I said, trying to laugh off my emlmr
rassment. "And still," I continued.
that Is only two, and there are mill
ions which one wouldn't care to praise."
"What are they to do?" he retorted.
You are not hunting for the millions,
but. the on".
Apparently I am not hunting one
wilh a great degree of success.'
Hut you should, and now that you
have isisltlve proof that the life Is not
as black as It is painted."
It's very easy for you to talk," I
contended, warmly. "You have called
a lin kv turn and so has Hitman. Hut
you have exhausted the supply. Now,
If I could get such a woman as Mrs.
-" Hut I stopped short, for I was
about to make u discrimination which
was hardly complimentary to my host.
and I didn't want to do that.
"(io on," he urged, good-naturedly.
"I don't cure If you say Mrs. Hllrnan.
Anybody could see that you had a
leaning that way. Kveu my w ife was
n't at ail envious of her sister."
"Very well," I submitted, "nay Mrs.
Hllnian. If I could lind such a woman
as Mrs. Ililman, I am not at all sure
that my mind would not undergo a
change, and that I could not be per
suadiil to throw off a few of the tram
mels of bachelorhood.'
Hascom let off a guffaw that not only
startled me, but It shocked me us well,
for I thought I had said something I
should not have said.
"What's the mutter, man?" I asked,
"That's It," he continued to laugh.
"What's the matter with Mrs. Hil-
I was much more disturbed than ever
at this queer Inquiry.
"What do you mean?" 1 asked, tnk
lug him Iry the collar.
"Why, old fellow, if Mrs. Hllnian Is
your ideal and you think you could be
happy with thut kind of woman, why
don't yon avail yourself of your oppor
tunities and take Mrs. Hllnian?"
"Wha-wha-wha why why " I
stammered, utterly upset.
"Oh, there isn't any Mr. Hllmnn, If
that's what you are trying to say. He
has been in the quiet churchyard for lo!
these many years, and Mrs. Hllrnan
has been living with us the last twelve
month, and I am positive that she It
heart-whole and fancy free, and, what
Is UHre to the point, she Is Just a little
hit tired of living with us. See?"
Possibly I saw, and possibly I didn't
Whether I did or not, 1 spent the next
Sunday with Hascom and Incidentally
with Mrs. Hascom and Mrs. ililman.
The next Sunday I sjM'nt principally
with Mrs. Hllrnan.
And the next.
And there are others.-Philadelphia
tiol.l Find In Montana.
A rich gold discovery Is reported from
Flint Creek, In the Georgetown district,
.Montana. Nine weeks ago Sam Sni
der, a dewtltnfi' and hungry Hutte pros
pector, trailed a d.-cr over the hills, and
accidentally discovered a fabulously
rich ledge, which he han been working
since alone and In secret He came to
town a few days ago with thousand
of dollars' worth of gold and the re
ports of men who have since Inspected
the prospect ay that Hnlder haa f 1,
000,000 in sight, although his proswct
hole Is only about fifteen feet deep, The
vein Is only eight Inches wide, so far
a developed, but Is yellow with virgin
More love affairs originate In nu un
occupied mind than In the heart.
rrai)t(J IVU) V A I V U
Ult f AlUl&llO
A DEPARTMENT PREPARED FOR
OUR RURAL FRIENDS.
Decisive Tct of the Kelative Value
of the lour Popular Method of
I'rem-rvinii lorn Fo.id.-r TiUt
J:nrn t-aij to Canoe l'iscane.
1'reH. rvinic Fodder Com,
Iu tl iglith annual report of the
Vermont Agricultural Kxpci iment Sta
tion is given an instructive account of
results gained in testing lour ways of
preserving corn fodder, viz.: 1. Knsil-
i aging the cioire crop, "ears and all
(whole eiisiingei. Picking the ears,
cribbiiiL'. drviiiL' and grinding them
and feeding the meal together with the
ensilaged stalks and husks istover en
silage and meail. X Stisiking Iu large
stiKiks (corn fodder). 4. Husking, crib
bing, drying and grinding the ears and
feeding the meal together with the
stooked stalks icoru mover nnd ineali.
Kachof the four methods of preserva
tion saved about four-lift lis of the dry
matter as harvested, and. Judged by
tills alone, were of practically equal
ettlclcncy, the figures being: Stover en
silage and meal, IX per cent loss of dry
matter; whole ensilage, corn fodder
and corn stover and and meal, L'n per
cent, loss of dry matter each. These
figures are almost identical with those
obtained In similar tests previously
made at this station. The character of
the losses in food ingredients Is much
the same in each case.
The stooked fodders, while stooked,
lost more and more dry matter us the
winter went on. After cutting they
lost considerable dry matter, but less
as the winter grew longer. The losses
In gj-oss weight and dry mutter iu the
silos were found to be parallel, the lat
ter, however, exceeding the former.
The ears In the silo lost more of their
food value than those handled In oth
er ways, the reverse of the result In the
lS!ll'-'i;i experiments. The relative
ist of iilnclnir the same amount of
dry matter in the manger was greatly
In favor of the whole ensilage. The
time nnd money spent in husking and
grinding the curs were wasted, since
better results were obtained wueu the
ears were left ou the stniK.
In this experiment the ensilages
were relished mucli nctter inaii tue
dry fodders, and the cows did better
upon them. The same quantities of
milk and butter were made by feeding
whole ensilage and stover ensilage and
meal; the milk was not changed In
quality, but the cows lite less dry mat
ter from whole ensilage to produce the
Rame amounts of milk and butter.
There were Imt ninety-one or ninety-
two pounds of milk and butter pro
duced by a given amount of dry matter
In the stover ensilage and meal rutloti
to 100 pounds iiroduced by the skine
amount of dry matter in the whole en
The whole ensilage lasted longest
And would, consitiuently, make the
most milk and butter. An acre of corn
made into whole ensilage yielded as
much as l.O'.i.l acres made Into stover
c-ssllage. The results of this experl
nent as a whole are in entire accord
lth those obtained In the similar trial
at this station Iu UDI 'Vi.
Tight llama and ftiseaae.
It Is my belief that tight burns are
the cause of our hartng so much tuber
culosis, and until fjrtncrs are taught,
ys, and compelled, to properly veutl
late their barns, we shall have tuber
culosis, says a wrltur in the Masaehu-
setts Ploughman. The Amherst barn
was a good illustra-tlon of this. A new
case appeared as s-ton as they got rid
.f the old one. I we wonder why
these cow were bfer In summer than
Iu winter? Did Jim- ever hear of
liorse having tuberculosis? Why? H
muse It has a good, ventilation through
the feeding chute right by his uow.
Then he Is takeu rit and driven, caus
ing him to expel all dead air and till lis
place with life-giving air. Did any
one ever hear of a Texas or pra'r.e
steer having this llsease?! Why? He-
cause they are always breathing liie-
glvlng Instead of the death-giving air
of our nice tight barus. About thP
year 1880 I had two cows that de-
vchped tuberculosis dining the win
t4r, and In the sprng I put them uuder
the ground. Atwt this time a con
ventlon of physicians met In Paris and
discussed this matter and decided ttiat
It was the same t man and animal. 1
then knew what 6j do. Since then I al
ways visit my brn an hour after my
mtn have left, uni Invariably have to
change the ventilation, and since h?n
I have not had an tuberculosis except
lug the cow I busiriit.
Mnrklnic Apple by Hnnliicht.
An apple grower In Western New
York some yenra ago decided that he
wi.tild mark his apples so that each
narrel could be Identified wherever it
.vent. To do this he prepared slips of
jistcd paper cut out so as to form his
ja.me, which about two or three weeks
U'fore picking time, while the apples
wore coloring, lie fastened on spec!
Mens of fruit, of course shutting the
s.inllght off from the portions of fruit
tins covered. The result was that
li's name was printed by the suutglht
ait It colored the fruit, ou several linn
died specimens of fruit. One of these
In- placed In the top of each barrel
u i npped In tissue paper, nnd on the
outside of the barrel he wrote the le
gend, "Isik for the name." As he
was careful only to put up good fruit
hi; brand of "name apples" secured
t high reputation, and Is now much
Straw Covers for llotliedn.
'heap hotbed mats may be made
frjm the loose wheat straw or refuse
hay, and will answer as well as the
more expensive mat made from rye
straw and carefully tied with tnrred
iwlne. These mats can be quickly
made by almost any farm hand after
a little practice. The covers should bu
84 feet long to lap over at the ends J
and a little over two feet iu width.
Tal e three pii-cc of Inch pine feet
lo'iij, lay down two of tJn-M" as far
man as tlie width o-' the sash, and
tF aird piece Uii('W;.y iietweeli the
f"o; uail cross-piec ttitce inches in
tilth to these at each end. Now
turn this frame over and till iu wi;h
straw. When full tack three strips op- j
posit.- the strips on the lirst side. Some
gardeners plac a guano sack over this
straw side and hold the sacking in
place wiili four strands of tarred tw ine.
Af'er the pieces are sawed out six
covers can be made in an hour by uiie
hand. These mats should be used care
fully, and when wet set up to dry.
Have a low house to store mats in
wh.-n not in use. If carefully han
dled, they win last two seasons. The
straw can then be taken out and the
frames refilled. If long rye straw can
be had. tarred twine can be used iu
stead of the strips to hold the straw
in place.--The American.
Straight Post and Kail Feme.
Partners whose rail fences are be-
oiiiuig dilapidated can with some la
bor and but little cost make them bet
ter than ever by taking down the
worm fence and using the best rails
to make one in a straight line. It will
n 1 stakes on each side at the ends
of each rail driven into the ground, and
fastened with one or more wires near
the top. If only cattle and horses are
to be kept in or out by the fence the
bottom tails call be laid twelve or fif
teen incite from the ground. Iu this
position the rails will last longer than
If resting on the ground or on a flat
stone near it. 1-ive or six rails, wen
secured by stout stakes, will make a
eiice that will keep most kinds of
stock from getting over it, though it
is best alwavs to be sure. A barbed
wire at the top w ill prevent most stock
from making the attempt. The trou
ble with wire fences is that when
strung on posts without rails, an ani
mal that is playing or running cannot
see the wires until It becomes entan
gled iu them, and then Its efTorU to
escape only make matters worse.
Drainage About F'urm Dwelling
The dwelling holism ought always to
be ou a slight elevation, to allow
drainage from the cellar and the speedy
removal of waste lops from the house
through underground conduits.
must not be supposed, however, that
this Is all the drainage that is re
quired. A well-laid gravel walk from
the house to the roadway, with under
draining reaching to it, will save an
Immense amount of work In the house
from tracking In of mud. It Is a mis
take to make the drains either from
the cellar or sink tight and closed at
the Joints, as sewer pipes In cities are
laid. There is usually not a great
amount of offensive matter carried off
In tiles.- house drains, and they will
be less likely to clog If the water draiu
ed from the soil Is mixed with It. The
water will dilute tlie slops and Rew
age, and enable the tiles to carry both
Money from Potted Jonquils,
Mrs. Margaret Delaud, the writer, Is
having at her home, in Boston, a sale
of jiot'ted Jonquils In bloom, the money
therefrom to be used as a foundation
of a fund for promoting the Industry
of raising bulbs by women who need
to earu their living.
For debility, keep the fowl in
warm dry place, feed meat, and give
a piece of glugur dally.
Odds and Knila.
Coffee stains on white goods should
be washed In warm water before plac
ing In suds.
Coal will stwnd better, burn more
evenly and then? will be fewer clink
ers If It Is sprinkled with salt.
Try boiling new tins for several hours
before food Is put lu them. Fill the
tins with water and boll briskly ovi;
a hot fire.
Sweeten old lurd or butter Jars and
meat crocks by filing them with very
hot lime water, and leaving them until
It Is cold.
To secure a smooth and durable darn
In woolen sLxklngs make the first
laver stout, nourse thread, and the
cross layers uf woolen yarn.
Try cooling a hot dish In a hurry by
placing it In a vessel full of com salty
water. It will cool much more rap-
Idly thnn if It at. ioiI In cold water free
Pink and blue ginghams of a wash
able make caji be kept from fading by
washing In a weak solution of vinegar
and water. Rinse lu the same way
and dry In the shade.
To prevent uew paint brushes from
shedding brUtlcs turn handle down
open and spreiid the bristles, pour In
a tablesisionrul or less of good varnish
and keep the jrush In the same posl
tloti until It dries.
When washing glassware do not put
it In hot water bottom first, as it will
be liable to rrv'i from sudden expan
slon. F.ven delicate glass can be wife
ly washed In vary hot water If slipped
Try applylny little lard to the
hands when baUum of fir, varnish or
anything of th,t uature Is to be re
moved from them. After rubbing thor
oughly with the lard, wash as usual
with warm water and soap.
A mother who Is an authority on
foods advises mothers to give their
children jiotatoM only twice a week,
and then only those that are baked,
!lve them boiled rice the other five
days nnd some delicate green vegetable
The next time you get your shoes
wet, If you will stand them up, pull
them Into shape and (ill them with
onts, such ns horses eat, In a few bourn
all moisture will be drawn out of
them nnd the leather will be soft and
pliable. The same oats can be used
over nnd over ngulu.
V( V WHO AVHKKI;
" UJJ " llVJ ' J1'"-
PRACTICAL BICYCLE COSTUMES
FOR THEIR WEAR.
Feminine Kidera Oettins Out of the
Low Comedy and Comic Opera Will
Thin reaon Wear Attire, that Ut
Huth l ecouiiui; and Suitable.
Mode, for Cyclt-ra.
New York eurrespuudruce:
after the depart
ing snows of
w o m en have
been more pa
tient in await
ing good riding
than the men.
Hut It Is already
plain that bicy
cle girls are get
ting out o-f the
realm of low
c o m e d y and
omic opera. The promenader Is no
longer delighted at every street corner
with the sight of a furious female, all
Hying ends and desperation, plunging
madly down the block, iiut-crackered
over her front wheel. You've all seen
this type of woman bicyclist. Her big
hat was blown Into crazy curves, Its
plumes whipped Into raggi-d streamers,
her big sleeves were bulging behind
her, a good-sized uor'wester In each
of them, her knees were apparently
thumping her necktie and driving her
breast buttons into her chest at each
stroke of the pedal, a flash of dingy tan
stocking showed at the top of button
lsiotM. nnd her hnmburg-edged white
pottieoat made a sorry metis of Itself
trying to catch permanently on both
JERSEY AND KKIHT IX ONE.
the buttons of the boots and the netting
of the back wheol. Thl picturesque
creature usually supplemented her at
tractions by wearing a saish around her
pinched-ln waist, and Its ends added to
the general radiation of insanities that
attend her progress. She breathed
hard, her mouth was set, her back was
bowed out, her client was 'bowed lu, her
knee were spread, her neck was crook
ed, her wheel rattled, and so did her
bone, probably. Altogether, she was a
sight, but one of which we are seeing
less and ls.
While she wobbled her wild-cat way
the disapprove! of the wheel felt she
was a Circulating sermon bound to win
for them their cause without any help
from themselves, and It did eem so,
for this nut-cracker damsel did appear
to accomplish all the crimes poeadble
to the wheel. She concentrated all the
queerness to be dreamed of In Che night
mare of her rig, and she did herself na
much violence as possible In her ap
pearauce and effort, but she added to
the excitement of life and even In the
midst of our admiration for rhe trim
athletic Miss Modewty who tsikea her
place, we do sigh for her sometimes
she was such a pleasant distraction for
those who didn't know her.
Hut the first puling .to be considered
in a bicycle costume by Its wearer are
the practical ones. After those are set
tled to the comfort of the rider, there
may be some thought taken of the on
lookers. These year's novel get-ups are
guided by this order of connlderatlon,
and while the picturesque Is not neg
lected, It Is subordinated to the prac
tical. One of these new rigs Is shown
nnv I.AI YACHTSWOMAN.
In tbe second picture, the first small
one being a representation of the dear
departed nut-cracker girl. It Is a jer
ey costume, and It seems to meet
almost all the requirements and to be
picturesque besides. Its especial ad
vantage la that It allows entire free
dom above the waist. Tiiere Is no
skirt lisnd to Und. do connecting Una
lierweeu bodice aud skirt over which
to worry, aud no drag from under the
anus to the waist, w nicu cannot ue
avoided in any tilted aud uuelastic
bodice. This drag bc.-omes a strain !n
long riding, a strain that is to blame
for many a buck ache that has been
laid to tiie exercise, the gown uot be
Tbe jersey garment is iu effect a
sweater extended into a skin, i-rom
shoulders to over tLe hips the lit is iu
Jersey fashion, moulding to the figure.
but pulling nowhere. It Is found that
the Jersey skirt clings without stick
ing or drawing, and while scant enough
KIIK CALLS HEK "HIKE" HEB STEED
to do away with all blowing of folds, it
yields at the strokes of the pedal, so
that there Is not the usual pull of the
scant skirt. The only folds are two at
the buck, which fall from the walsr
line at either side of the saddle when
the rider is seated, and which make
the necessary relief of drapery when
she Is dismounted. The armholes of
the jersey are very large, and the
sleeves tit with almost no fullnens and
absolutely no pull over the shoulder.
A little zouave jacket with conven
tional sleeves Is slipped on over the Jer
sey. This Is cut short at the hips and
hangs without iu-fitting under the arms.
Its open fronts are laced together loose
ly, that they may not catch the wind.
The Jacket Is made of any material
that harmonizes with the color aud
quality of the Jersey garment. A be
coming "watch-cap," a little Jersey
knit affair, clings to the head, holding
Its place without plus or elastic. Jer
sey top shoes, and big soft gloves com
plete a costume that In well chosen col
or Is not only stunning on a good fig
ure especially so but practical and
The final sketch Is of a sort of cos
tumo that will be more generally worn
than any other. No attempt is made to
attain the picturesque In this model,
but the bodice may be altered to suit
individual taste, the most important
feature of the rig being its skirt. The
front breadth Is full and plain, but the
back breadth Is divided with three full
pleats on either side. It Is essential
that this skirt be sufficiently full at
the hips to permit the pleats to fall In
straight lines through their full length.
A SKIRT D1V1DKD AT THE BACK ONLY.
It Is not difficult to do this, and so the
fact that neglecting It brings very bad
results need not count against this cut
of skirt. When off the wheel there la
no evidence of the skirt being divided
except on the closest examination.
Above this there Is a Norfolk Jacket,
held in place by a loosely drawn belt,
waist unplncued by corsets being a
characteristic of this costume. The
Jacket can open at the throat and turn
back to the belt or hang entirely free
from the belt In front, the shirt waist
worn beneath then showing, or the
Jacket can be removed entirely. Gaiters
exactly matching the material and
color of the dress reach to the knee
and are met by riding tights. A hat of
the tourist shape with a discreet little
cock's feather set at one side and loose
dark gloves go with the rig.
If such a rig lacks picturesque dis
tinction; that Is, in the minds of many,
only an added recommendation. It
suits all ages and all types of rider.
Even the distinctly pretty and dashing
girl takes on an alluring demurenesa
in so eminently discreet array, and ths
somewhat elderly Miss Precision
who is out for her health, loses no
dignity, and In no way commits her
self to the romping possibilities of the
wheel when she mounts It thus equip
ped. Even Mile. Avoirdupois looks aa
well as possible, If not even the leait
bit better, In such a costume.
When a man has not a good reason
for doing a thing, be has one good rea
son for letting It alone. Sir Walter
Every clvlllaed nation of the world,
even China and Japan, bow ha a
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