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The dinner passed off pleasantly. So
id the whole evening and the following
day. The colonel became chirrmcd with
The days went by. Once or twice he
began a hesitating allusion to his depart
ure. The second time, the iiiir who
Was lighting his pipe, turned sicidonly up
D him with a red face. snd boiweeu his
angry puff said:
"No more ' that, led, or you and I'll
Quarrel. What'. Tired of us already?"
Colonel Drew stammered. Of course
his uncle uvtist know how he liked the
place the place wbib was more like
kwc than any other. After his poor
father's death, the home soon after pre
Bided orer by a stepfather had imbittered
his life: India he had never liked, lie
paused suddenly, fearing teat he should
have offended hi uncle; but the squire
Waa regarding his nephew with haif clon
ed, twinkling eyes. He was silent for a
Uaomeut, then he stopped. knocked the
ashes from hie pipe, and gave a curious
"Ah, I b you'll like the old place even
totter by and by!" he said, taking up his
hat, "Now I'm going to ride round to the
rectory on business. You dance attend
ance oa the women folk for one morning,
k won't do you harm, and it pleases them.
me, Geoff if you w ant peace in the
, too most be in the women's good
hooks, especially when there' two of
nsa. Tou can get round one: but two
Well, a wise man doesn't attempt it!"
They will not like my staying on,"
began the colonel uneasily.
Hot like it? Well, all I can say ia
you've put my nose ont of joint; I'm no
tody now. Good-by."
"I MB ungrateful," said Colonel Ware
to himself. Then he went to (ind Mrs.
Lillian waa giving out the mores, as was
. the old-fashioned custom maintained t
Boathaide Hall. The cook was t iling
than op on a big tray. When Colonel
tYaiw entered, he beard the clank of the
kcyo aa Lillian shut the door of the big
Ofc, it's yon," she said with slignt sur
1hw. Then, womanlike, seeing that he
Waa annoyed, or the prey of some erur
'ffcm, ah at once assumed her armor of
ariable commonplace, and asked if he rc
Bneasbered the room. "Surely yon used to
abont the clipboards when mother
meddling with the sweets? I did,
ao did Lilith after me."
"yea, answered the colonel absently,
rawing a deep breath. He fell oppress
ed, weighed down. "1 shall never forget
ay day apent here any room in the
to Bat, any tree In the garden; but I doubt
"that I shall see Heatbside again. I hare
" decided to go at once."
Mrs. Drew looked at him seriously.
'"'Why this sudden determination?" she
"aid. "Are you not rasbV Tell me, what
J Ptntlftt nnderstmid vmir father bo i&
" pecnliar. He asked me to stay; but
It was in such a strange way. lie said"
"Ob, don't think of w hat be said!" said
Mrs. Drew kindly. "I assure you both be ;
aad dear mother could not like jou better
If you were their own son."
She said the last words kIoa-iv her
Voice fell. It waa one of lhos moments
when Lillian Drew felt that she had been
' a disappointment.
Bat the colonel heard the words in a
' ilterent way. It was as if he had been
hi tad, and suddenly saw what the squire
"and perhaps others had wen before him.
'Both he and Lillian w ere free. They were
"wouahMi certainly; but
He turned and looked firmly and pas
sionately at his cousin. Her delicate pro-j
lie was visible; Lillian was looking -;;
fully away into the park, ile laid I -kand
lightly on hers; she turned. Vi .;l
aweet face it was! There were lines
drawn by mental pain; but there w.-ia such
serenity it was like gazing at au un
' I will do what you think host go. or
atay" said Geoffrey Ware, iu his ordinary
Voice and assuming; his ordinary manner
"whichever will be bent for oh all." -
"I will not dictate anything but what is
"Naturally," aaid the colonel. "I will
bey yon, cousin, in nil but one poiut
1st that be understood; but that I re-
"Sometliing about the estates V"
Lillian frowned, and considered for a
SBoment. She thought ber cousin odd,
quixotic, hasty, aud often mcompreheusi
kie; ehe would temporize for to-day, at
tout. This afternon she would consult
the rector, if she could get hj.n alone; she
tottered that she waa empowered to re
ts any transfer of property to herself.
! My esse, there would be some w ay out
f aach transaction.
' "Do you accept my proposal for me to
, flay Bomber two in affairs to be decided
xeastinr in one particular?" said the
Agatia Lilfian hesiUted Then she said
The eolonej said no more, but abruptly
"What is the matter with. Lira?" said
t ZZMn Drew to herself. "Oh, men, men,
1 .7 are dHBcnltl It is bnd enough with
' Who speaks out; but It Is worse w 1th
f 3, hen you d And them out?
"t :,W0OH worth WCtoK. or noth
1 y want to know. How fortu
lata hare that dear boy Willie
Um. Drew's thoughts fled to Lon
" . Jtor kand Instinctively sought hw
Ttfton Lilltb's letters were LU-
ara with Willie Macdonald s post-
":-r A that he would be Inter-t.-yCSaf.
M Lillian's eyes woaid
' a bvicht aa they did new.
v tagive thai wraaged woav
' : tto cahjt piriaaaat
"i t Mi !jt rtaaxNi
i and U'triitibled seened to sprins up
w ithin him. He had gn'Wii mere to him
cow that shy knew. Sn he agreed to visit
! all that ns to be seen, in the order the
j laities njii-'Lt propose.
My dear, sa.d .Mr. Ka wson one even
j inc. "perhaps you will t;ikc the colore
! to the dairies, and we will walk up to the
j church sfier tea."
I While the yir's and their mother got
i their-garden hatsMrs. Kawsen tnlkic
br:skir to Cvlonel Ware, as her hutbaud
by a pe. ulirr gluace had is.tiit ated to her
to do the rec tor bent over Lillian.
"While they are gone there is some
j thing I wish to speak to yon about. Ob
i not Lilith!" for Mrs. I'rew looked am
J ions. "1 go to yon for news of her; she
neglects her poor old grandlatber dread
fully. No; it is about one of your many
: s?usionera. Suppose we take a stroll in
Mrs. Drew took his arm and went out
; with him.
The rector unwillir.gly told Mrs. Irew
news that was not pleasant to her to hear.
I The actress mother of the children C'ap-
! tain Irew's orphans had bad a relapse.
Her former nervous disease bad returned.
and her voice was utterly gone.
"My own belief is that she is dying,'
said the rector. "1 cannot, of course,
Kympsthize with her as I can with the
the children. But the one I think of most
in the affair is yourself." Then be told
Lillian the actual situation. Home rela
tives possibly the psrenta of the nnfor
tunate woman had appeared after she
had resumed the stage asd bad made a
success. Then all had seemed to go
smoothly the children were well cared
for; but now it was the reverse. "Of
course, the world would say, "Let them
alone; let their natural guardians do their
worst," " he continued. "But you and I
cannot think that."
"How did you know it?" asked Lillian.
Then the rector broke to Lillian how he
had found a travel-stuined, forsaken, dir
ty little lad, lying half faint, half saleep,
under a hedge; the child had sprained his
ankle, blistered bis feet; his cap had been
stolen by tramps.
"Gerald!" said Mrs. Drew, turning pale.
This second family seemed to haunt her
The rector bowed his head.
"Of conrse they do not know here' he
said. "He is being nursed at the bailiffs.
But the question now arises what to do
"Let me go to him at once!" exclaimed
"Stay, stay!" said the rector. "for
what good? It waa wrong of the boy to
run away; be knew my address, but be
knows neither your name nor who you
are. Wby should be ever learn? Far
best to let me arrange matters, as 1 have
hitherto done. We can talk over how and
when, when the lad is well. Bnt I thought
you ought to know."
"I must see him," said Lillian resolute
ly, turning to leave the orchard.
The house of the rectory farm bailiff
waa a stone's throw from tie rectory it
self. Leaving the orchard by a door in
the wall, they crossed a narrow lane and
went along a field path which led to the
low thatched cottage with its shady gar
den. "You wait here for a minute," said Mr.
Raw son to Mrs. Drew.
After a while the rector's footstep was
audible in the passage. Mrs. Drew stood
up. ber heart beating as it always would
beat when her life story was brought
back to her.
"I have told him you are here, and to a
certain ntnit who you are," said Mr.
Ha wson to Mrs. Drew in ao undertone.
"It has excited him very much. Of course
he knows nothing about the the curious
relationship, or rather, circumstances."
be added hastily. "He knows you only
as a merciful benefactress; indeed, I be
lieve your hefp has warded off a terrible
state of things," he went on sadly. "It
seems to me the old story of the sins ',
the parents visited upon the cbildrc:,.
Shall I go in with you?"
Mrs. Drew shook her head and wnv.-J,
her old friend and coui.se' ,r away n.i she
uiilalched the door and found herself in
the best bedroom of the bailiff's cottage.
On a bed lay the hoy with the fair face
and the lopg golden curls, who, despite
his fuimess. hud the expression of that
handsome, dark Captain Drew the man
who bad once done his best to break the
heart of this gentle lady. ,
"You?" said the boy io a stranjje voice
he had risen in bed, and bis large eyes
were fixed on Mrs. Drew with wild in
tensity "you?" Then he sank back upon
his pillow. ,
"Yes, it is I," said Mrs. Drew gently.
Phe sat down on a chair by the bed ami
placed her hand, chilled with emotion, on
his fevered forehead. "I will not scold
you for running here, Gerald, for you are
ill," she WPiit on with gentle motherli
ness. "But why did yon come? Did you
come to me or to to Mr. Its wson, the
The boy smiled slightly and glauccd at
ber w ith a meaning look.
"I knew be came from you." he whis
pered; "who else has ever troubled about
us? Grandmother and grandfather?
They took all poor mother's money when
she waa acting yes, and sold her things
besides; then, when she got ill, there was
no money at all, ao everything she bad
went Mother tried to keep some back,
but they were like foxes after chickens
yoo couldn't bide a thing from them.
Tbey haven't got her a proper doctor.
Then they beat ns and locked us ap; I
fought my wsy out look here I" be show
ed long, jagged wounds oa bis haude and
arms. "That kind parson gentleman who
found me in the field thought I had been
"Stop!" ssid Mra. Drew, feeling tick at
heart. "Doa't thiak of it any mora, Oer
old. my boy. Ton are with friends bow."
"But what abaat ssotber? Oh, yoa will
send soma ta ay atother V
"At once, daw toy," Mra. Draw hagaa,
hat Q era id stoppsd her.
"Tea wast he airy tf I aak yaa ain
taaagr to antf. -m mm U aaaw aaw
very tear to c t.i tase su u tr.jut ie. Are
yea my poor father's sister?"
Te Uood rusjsed to Mr. Drew's fiice.
It was aa awful iooiuent.
"IWt tb.i.k li:d y of him if you are,"
he said, the eic itcim i.t of iMssiot-sie fi-el-iag
stimulating him. v'" k though he ac
tually was. "Oil. d"t:'t! I know papa hud
quarreled with his 'biuity when he mar
ried ui;intDia, and c one eer wr.'te or
ltk any notice of him. IV.it, if Joj only
knw. ail of you. tow g.d. how -v r Le
was. and how be tuff. rid. jou 'o.ii l um
remember bim uukiti-l.'y now that be is
"Stop, Gerald 7' cri. d .V rs. Drew, as the
spec, a wtinl jo pien e h r to the v.-ry
quick. "I am t ymir dead father's sta
ter only a friend."
Then she eic'ennel rim. kissed bis
brow, luiu him getitly I s. k on hih pillow,
and v .en; out. iufl;en-il ly tt new ar
dor Mi h as like tae pn.-sim) of ihe sou1
w lib h Neize u!"Oii those that do great
deeiist heroic aeti r those v. !- r.re. :,s it
li-ight be, Keings beyond and aU.vc men.
and who scc;u to he d the world up Uj .
their patient shoulders up fearer ti
rriAi 'l i ;: ix.
!r. Iiawso.i, watehii.g the doorway
some hat anxiously as he ta'Led tie
good dace about In r gat den itnd I hived
with the children, saw Lillian come down
the little passage with a godlike mercy on
ber gentle face, ar.d dreaded.
"T here is a point ou which I must bog
yonr help," she said. "The dear Uy
be must not, be cannot, slay there; be
must come to the Hull,"
"What!" said the rector, stopping short.
He had expected much, but scarcely such
a proposition as this. "Are you mad. Lib
ban? Lot it is impossible, utterly impos
"Why?" asked Mrs. Drew, seeking a
tirimy as Mr. liawsnn himself, "rray is
not the Hall my home?"
"Scarcely yet! Would you-I was go
ing to say desecrate the house when
your father ami mother have lived in sini
(de purity all these long ypars by bringing
tae child of a man uke ( aptain Drew aud
of that actress Into it?"
"Yon are unjust, Mr. Kawson.
"I did not mean anything against ac
tresses ia particular. An actiess can be
good- ty, even better thau her fellow
women who have not her temptations. I
meant this before that boy crosses the
squire's threshold the squire must be told
who he is.
"Have I at tie right to invite my own
gnesta? Do you deny me the right? I
shall ask my Cousin Geoffrey's advice,"
said Mrs. Drew slowly aud quietly.
rray, pray consider wnat you are
about, entreated tbe rector in a low.
earnest voice. "He is your cousin and
your father's heir, I know; but until the
other day be was comparatively a Strang
er to you.
It was a soft, sweet evening, tbe sky a
pale greenish blue; the air was cool; there
wss s transparency that made far-off ob
jects seem nearer. The church which they
were to have explored looked dark gray
from among Its belt of yew trees. Tbe
com fields with the standing shocks of
wheut were luminous yellow. It wsa sue
of those nigbta when Lilith would have
revelled in the new phases of color pro
duced by a happy moment of Nature.
As Mrs. Drew snd ber cousin, the col
onel sfter bidding tbe rector's fsmily
good nisbt walked up the slope home
ward, Mra. Drew paused and looked back.
'If only Lilltb could see that!" she ex
claimed. Then she sttoke of her child.
"Yon speak of being middle-aged," said
the colonel; "yet, when I came upon you
in that break in the wood, you looked a
young girl In your white dress. Lillian,"
he went on, almost awkw ardly, for be was
unaccustomed to purely personal talk.
you seem years aud years younger than
Because yon have seen so much, trav
eled so far, snd I" she stopped a moment
to gather courage to embark upon the sub
ject she intended to speak to him about-
well, my life has been like one long calm
lay which is now sinking into evening
n calm day broken upon by a short, terri
ble storm. I mean my marriage, Geoffrey.
It well I oh, to-wsht I must speak tv
yon on the subject, please!"
The colonel's dark face flushed, and, old
ns he was, his pulses beat faster. What
lid this mean?
"I have givpn you confidences I never
gave to living soul before, Ullian," he said
warmly, as he held open the gate of the
copse for Mrs. Drew to pass in. "It i
but a fair return. Surely you must know
I wiil do my duty by you stand by you
till death if needs be? You are my kins
voman as well as he stopped what
was he going to say? "as well as a claim-
aut to the estate," he stammered. Thai
was certainly not what he had had on the
tip of his tongue, be confusedly felt.
Then she told her story, and the colonel.
iiiip.'itieiilly swinging his stick, listened.
"You are an angel, Lillian," be said, as
they emerged into the park. "No. it is not
n compliment; 1 never beard of a woman
with such generous intentions."
He said but littie more; be was on
guard. By the time they reached home
he bad pledged himself to help Lillian as
far as his honor would permit. She bar!
tried to excite his enthusiasm without
avail; be had, without seeming to do so,
thrown cold water on ber romantic sug
"Everything that can be doe in reason
shall le done," he assured Mrs. Drew, as
he bade ber good night; aud with that she
had to be satisfied.
She had espectedaa easy victory; but
tbe colonel bad frozen or hardened fresh
ly at each assault,
"That is a man who would never for
give," she told berself, with a new awe
of him. "Yet this morning he was so
different; I might have turned him round
my little finger. How changeable men
are!" she sighed, forgetting that a soldier
orf furlough is scarcely the same as a sol
dier on duly.
Col. Ware stayed some days; but he re
mained tbe Col. Ware she bad consulted
that night, scarcely the Cousin Geoffrey
of the first part of his stay at Heatbside.
He visited tbe sick child w ith Mrs. Drew,
and was kindly, if a trifle austere, In bis
manner to bim. Then be called upon the
rector one morning, when his cousin
thought he wss about the place some
where with her father. He briefly stated
the cause of his visit to the rector.
"I consider myself to a certain extent
my Cousin Lillian's guardian," be said;
"and, although I wish her to be aad ta do
what ber good heart prompts tor ta to
and ta do, I have not tto slightest
tiea to allow ber to be Imposed
so aaaaa a root of he sslf."
1 aa attremely pleased to hear M, Cat.
Ware," said tto rector eaergetieaBy; than
Osey awraasH uiuaa'a position,
"it Is aair a ttaipsrary trace,'
ed tW.I. l.;.ie. l) ihcy purled at tbe gar-
j d u gate. "Lillian will see mntters m a
, different i:!.t some of these days."
j "Oh," si.id the rectcr to l.iiusWf, ss be
j went ind. or. "I think I fancy 1 see
i which way tbe wiud blows!"
On the evening befcre Cot. Ware left he
abk.-d Vlr. Drew, to walk in the gsrdi-a
with bin., lie had beeu so praetb si, post-tr-:if-fi..t-nih
a different Geoffrey in
fact !..-.:. g !bee List day that Mra.
Drew !i ,!.' -i unsuspiciously, and fell
into the tri p without warning or prepar
ation. It wis a warm, moonlit night. Col.
Ware (t. d LHIian paced the gravel walks,
she tiiil.fii nothli'cs. )te u!ent so silent
iliat nt li'? sl.e .-i.ed liiiu laughingly if
be had io-f bis u i.jsoe.
"I I-n e Miufiniiig to ay to you," be
said biiirty: "and ti.e truth is 1 don't
know bov. to tu it. I unlit t.i I'.trrr you
Xirs. l'-rev.- rasped. Ifi b.vcr like looks
i : tl ') oiiiirc'y s'i .pped tiii- e tli. eveuii.g
u which le. b.ci ine e.fji.'i.lei.Uwl that her
eousit:' i;e iaiatii.u ciiii.e wiih the for.
t ft Lh.w.
" h. d.-cr!" she said feebly, leaning
bit' t ng.f Lt a ha udy garden sent. "What
hen, rdi, wintrier ttn have put that
idea into jour head 7"
"That i just w bi t I cen't tell," he aa-swen-d.
"I 1 live feit of late tluit you snd
I ougt't to le more to each other, that I
uvht to be able to dictate."
"And I ought to obey." said Mrs.
Drew, with a slightly hysterical laugh.
"Ob, Geoffrey, I wish you had not talked
like this! It bus made me feel myself
dishonored, as it were. I cannot b!p it
-I do not feel like a widow ! I still feel
a wife- don't you understand? My acs
band aud I never lad an) farewells. 1
realize nothing but thut: all the horrible
tale of bis new wife and children seasd
like a nightmare I almost fancy soave
times thai she is bis widow, but I siu still
his wife that some day we shall be to
gether and ail will be forgiven and ex
plained." (To be continued.)
SpanO, Komi St. n srd.
The Sjianish royal standard Is moot
complicated. The ted &ud yellow ef
tbe i-ipatilisli Bug la said to be d-r1red
from this occurrence: In 1378 Cbarlea
tbe Bold dipped hJs fingers In tbe
blood of Geoffrey, Gemot of Barcelona,
and drew them down tbe Count's gold
en shield, in token of his opiTecla
Uon of the batter's bravery. Tbe shield,
m marked, became tln arms of Itarre-
loua, which becimie part tf Aragsw
and Us anus were taken by tbul king
dom. Now to the royal standard: In tb
first quarter, or upper left-hand part
of the fiflg, are the anna of Leon and
Castile, the liou and the castle; tbe
second quarter Is tnken up, one- Isaif by
the arms of Aragou. oue-lxalf by die
arms of Slrily. Tbe upper third of the
third quarter (directly under the first)
shows tbe Austrian colors, tbe lower
two-thirds Is divided between the flag
of Eurptindy and tbe Mack lion of
Flanders; the upper third of the fourth
querter shows the chequers, snotaer
Burgundy device, while tbe lower two
thirds is shared by tbe, red eagle of
Antwerp end the gold lion vt IVabant.
and on the fop of all this are two
shields, one showing the Portuguese
arms, the other the French Ceur de
lis. Considerable of a flag thavt. Phil
home Naval Defiuitiotsa.
A correspondent of tbe New York
Sun (fives the following naval defini
tion, which may be both uaeul and
A fleet Is composed of twelve baotie-
mo.-ju!to fleet Is oompoa-d of
twelve or more small bonus.
A squadron is composed of lea than
twelve battleship), and Is often part
of a fleet, such as the van, c-etrter, or
A flotilla 1 com poeJ of trwejve or
more im-n-of-war, sonu? of wbjoh may
Heme the Culled StiiU'S hna no flct;
Mlt.hT has i-'jialii.
Admiral Dtwey eomtivatiils a aviuad-
Admiral Montcjo alo commands a
Acting Admiral Sampson commands
Almlratite Cervera and Almlratito
Cauiam ecb comninnd a squadron.
Spiln's Mairnlttcciit Hoysl I'stace,
The royal palace at Madrkl is one of
the most beautiful structun In the
world, being built by au Italian archi
tect in the early part of the last century
nt a cost of $r,ixH),O(0 aud Intended to
be a rival of the French palace at Ver
sailles. Tbe material Is white marble.
It 1 470 feet each way, with a court
24') feet square;, roofed with gins. Few
places are more tiresome to vlalt than
palace, wllh their Ion? rows of gor
geously decorated chaiulHTs, gilt furni
ture, and everlajiilng mirrors, but tbe
Casa Real at Madrid Is Interesting, and
contains a remarkable library of 100,-
000 volumes, also priceless paper, pic
tures, bronzes and marble.
Drama of the Dynamite Gon.
Commander of Ihe fort at Patitlago,
IlfThliaig a cigarette: "We will fool tbe
American pigs yet. Is It not so, my
Juan: "That we w-IU, my Klgailler,"
Enter C. 8. R. Vesuvius. Bjiniiago
barlsor, L U. E. The orchestra plays
"There'll Pse a Hot lime In the OW
Town To-night." The Vesuvius does
a short skirt dance along shore and
then lets go three dyrmmlto shell.
Commander of the fort, dropping his
cigarette and bis Jaw at Hie same time:
Car-r-r-flba! Duck, mj Juan I
BomMbJng' busted T' Detrol t
A process baa recant! boon perfected
by which thin sheets of absolutely
truapnrMt celluloid arc aUrarsd armil-
arty to tat prooes fmuiasty
Tfc Bora wart bms ia wtQlng to d
tiM wfi athatv nn vrUUss b thomias
WARMTH AND BEAUTY
THE CORRECT COMBINATION IN
NEW FALL WRAPS
Vhia Reason's Csiet lrina Found I n
knificicnt I'rntrction Azainst Cold,
Are fcjilaced by 'oats and t bulks
Three-Piece Suit Arc Still l'opulor.
New York eorreaponnr ncs:
IGIIT good provis
ion is iude'agiiii4t
sen re weather this
se.teon by the ac
co'.t. d styles in out
side u.ajs. t'dj.ea
lire itiiiHjt always
cold lfTairs. and this
ye.i.'s eutuvujs are
ev. u I-ss pf..tet t on
th.-.n iifnal. l'::t this
fa t w .'is discovered
very shortly after
the first genernl
I'l'l to tbee il'.essy
giirmeiiiH, ami sue
then siglitly and
garments have not only been put forward,
but have met with miuiy adopters. It has
devchK"d. too. that capes are not to be the
only fssliiomible omsides this winter, a
seemed more than likely to 1m- the cae
when a look ahead waa taken lust fall.
True, coats aud clotks have won indorse
ment rather slowly, but they are now
soundly nnderwritteu by fashion's insur
ers. Ilesides their stylishne, their com
ing is free from thut frequent nn 1 always
uncomfortable feature the prescmv of a
"popular" sort that nearly everybody will
wear and quickly corrupt with common
ness. Thee pictures, showing the more
sbnndont ty pes, are significant of the va
riety that exists, and as each one of the
pictured garments is found in modified
fsrrss, the variety Is really much greater
tbas appears here.
With regard to, the 6 tut picture it may
be slated that a well-made tsilor finish
outer cost looks the right thing, and if It
is made of waterproofed material it ia the
right thing rain or shine. Very handsome
eoats are beim; offered with skirts set on.
Puch designs alhrw a perfect fit, and yet
give plenty of freedom below tbe waist
line. Tbey also add to the long waisted
look so essential in sn outer cost. The
fancy, for tailor finish that holds in them
Is marked by a little deviation from abso
lute severity. This sketch shows a bappy
sismple. It is of a garment that fastened
straight up and down the front, but the
edges turned back iu handsomely sbsped
revers, which will enhsuce the lines of a
wearers figure and add to the dressiness
of the coat. Such coata are very band
some in say of the smooth-fsced cloak
liigs, and this one was of black water
proofed silk. The waterproofing bad
made no change in the surface of the silk.
which showed a heavy cord and a soft
glows. With big buttons of thick cut jet
heavy silk braid edge and rich satin lin
Ing, there Is a garment handsome enough
for any occasion, and at the same time
plain enough for uses where simplicity is
Some coata wbese skirts are set on are
mads to match a dress skirt, and thus the
suggestion of coat bodice, rather than
coat. Is conveyed, 'An inner bodice, usu
ally of silk, la worm, however, and as ih
materials for sucb coats are osuslly heavy
uiey are ruiiy warm enough for any hut
the most severe weather. A coat of this
type Is presented in the f rst model of the
aeit picture, and was sketched in heavy
Mack silk and wool crepoa. Beneath the
Mt waa plsla bodlea of right Mm silk,
A name silk lining collar and rest aklrta
aad faring the double lapeia. The elsbo-
i Wirt was of Us saise
a aeries of loanaaa naswt
al m U. wtsa.
A MUCH rAVOBKD SLKKTKLKSS SOUT.
outlined with three rows of hesvy black
Diiuie Fashion this year has stamped
with her approval the half length, Us
'simple afftir in fur that was in vogu.
some twelve years ago. The srtist shows
i its later-diiy form. It fastens doable
' breasted, with one row of buttons, which
r;e cither wood or pcerl. or fur with wsod
ri.ii. Tbe very hinolMJinest furs are rut
in tins f;:s! ion. w Lb b is a sensible one. e
cir.ise i i a veiir in s it can be cut close,
while the tit-lit fitting fur on hardly lust
A TIlliKB-flhCK SlIT.
one-half as long. Marten, seal, astrakhan,
and even trimmer are thus used, though
long. Huffy furs make a woman look rath
Long coats like that remaining in this
illustration are welcomed and connequeat
ly w i'l find nun; wearers. These are made
with skirtu in one with the upper part of
the coat and comfortably wide. Such a
'garment fur-lined is the rcme of comfort
aud quiet elegance, but whether lined with
fur or not it is usual to finish it w ith far
at the collar, perhapa extending to the
j waist jn collar or tippet fashion, aud to
set fur at the wrists. The coat of this
OF STI LISH COATS.
kind showm wss made of dark green
smooth-faced cloaking, was lined with
black sslin and finished with tippet, cufs
and muff of monkey fur. Nearly all cel
lars on winter coata are high and snug
about the ears.
The sleeveless coat is one of these gar
ments that are to last through late fall.
It U for the days when brisk walking
should keep the blood warm and when a
heavy cost Is only s burden. The all-over
braided sort Is the best liked, aud it is one
of these that the artist put in to-day's
third pb-tnre. The costume was of dark
red cloth, the jacket cut away prettily and
msde of black broadcloth braided uli over
with red. Jacket and epaulette were
lined with red. Such a coot may be
chamois lined and should lit as perfectly
as a riding liable Home epaulette finish is
usually at the shoulders. The all over
orsiuing gives a snug and becoming look,
and the tailor dress is thus worn till snow
Another style for the woman who
wishes to keep out of furs a, long as pos
sible is the ever popular three-piece cos
tume; that ia, skirt, plaiu or shirt waist
bodice and outside Jacket, A very pretty
costume of this kind made of rust col
ored twilled serge-cheviot in heavy weight
showed jacked and skirt oddly trimmed to
match, the front of the skim InppI,,, ov,,r
with three points at tbe foot to harmonize
with points set at the edge of the Jacket,
as its picture here iudi.atcn. This cos
tume was notable for the severity of ths
tsilor sleeve, requiring, of course, a still
severer sleeve to the bodice beneath
Jauntiness is the chief characteristic of
most of tbe three-piece rigs, consequently
some degree of simplicity marks them, and
It Is In them that the most trying sleeves
maiie their appearance, though uncomfort
ably tight ones are by no mean sn essen
Getting Klfl of His Knowledge.
Gimj of those ifo'xi-natured persons
who are always bent on Imparting In
formation was humiliated not long
since. A man, apparently a yokel, waa
wated on a fence, intently looking at
the telegraph wire. A kindly gvn tie
in an panning aald:
"Watching rhe wlrea, etr
"Waiting to see a message
The man smiled, and said, "Tea, air,"
Then gentleman kindly told bio. that
mnasagca were lartadlde, and explained
the work of the electric current to him
at length. Concluding, he said: "Now
yon knw something about It 7"
"What do yoo wort atl"
"M aad my mat over rondar ar.
old taUfraph workara; we're Jnat now
putaif op noma new wire la
parta." aVtturday Evening Poat
Oraac Brttato haw SM torpodo baata
ar4 torpaaa boat daatrayan.
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