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STYLISH TRAVELING GOWN.
This one of the nattiest things seen thns season. It is of sage green
linen, with thread of lighter color forming the .plaid. The skirt is made
with yoke and the front of skirt isin one piece, with two stitched hands
and circular ruffle. The corsage is made with box pleat3, the collar,
cuff and belt being of all over embroidery.
Fashion Notes from Pouris.
Paris letter: Among the striking in
novations of the season is the advent
of short skirts at tho races. Many of
the most smartly dressed women are
wearing skirts of ankle length ,or a
trifle longer, made the same all around.
They are cut and hang with infinite
particularity and finished with the pop
ular (shaped flounce.
Of course the short Bkirt has In no
way displaced the long skirt, but it has
demonstrated its right to acceptance
by even tho smartest dressers.
Many costumes do sport are made
with a view to being worn as short
walking suits. Ths meet all the de
mand for a dress which can be worn
with equal appropriateness for moun
taineering, golfing, automobillng, bicy
cling or at the races. Quite a favorite
material for these gowns is Irish frieze
in the oatmeal shade. A favorite cut
for the skirt is quite plain with a decid
ed swirl from the knees down. The
seams are over-laid with cloth of the
same color, stitched down. The coat
of a new cycling costume is a trim
little affair in basque effect behind,
with a narrow belt above, passing un
der the loose fronts. A small revers
collar is faced with modore brown vel
vet. One side of the coat is finished
off with gold buttons with gold loops
fastened over on the other. Bands of
stitched cloth around the cuffs finish
Another garment for the wheel la In
red serge. The top of the skirt is made
with a yoke. From this depends the
lower part which is made in small
tucks, extending to the knee. The coat
has a spade front, under which passes a
belt of red velvet, the revers being
faced in black and white checked satin.
Pantaloon of either alpaca, surah or
satin de chine are adjuncts of both
Yachting costumes are generally
made in duck, pique or linen, those for
such affairs as the Henley regatta and
other Important events being general
ly of the more dressy materials.
A chic yachting suit illustrated Is of
navy blue French canvas over taffeta
of the Bame color. The skirt Is In nine
gores, trimmed with biaa bands of taf
feta. Under the bands the silk is In
scollops. The coat Is long and loose,
with turnover collar and revers feed
With silk. The loose sleeve Is finished
With turn-back ruff trimmed with silk.
A Yeddo straw hat with blue trimming
and a white veil are worn with this
Another yachting costume sketched
Is In white flannel with a sailor collar.
The skirt is trimmed with ,ed silk
bands and applique ornama'- rt. The
tie is of red silk. The vest is of white
flannel stitched with red. A full piece
Is let into the sleeve and red buttons
are used. The strapped seams are
stitched with red ornaments of stitched
flannel and red buttons. The corres
ponding hat Is of white Tuscan braid
trimmed with red velvet.
A yachting suit in Turkey red, mad
with Louis IV. jacket and trimmed with
heavy white braid made for one of Eng
"land's sporting duchesses" "has " bec
A very neat boating costume Is in
blue alpaca dotted with white. It la
made with a plain skirt, the jacket hav
ing long flaps In the back. The revers
in front are faced with coarse-grained
white pique. The jacket opens over a
vest of dotted muslin and the stiff
white linen collar finished oil with a
sailor's tie of blue and white.
The golf costume illustrated is of
white linen. The waist is tucked on
the shoulder with embroidered front,
the skirt being drawn with stitched
tucks. A boxplaits effect with stitching
forms the yoke, and the collar is edged
with black, tie and belt being In the
The golf skirt shown is of light
weight plaid cloth and is worn with a
white linen shirt waist, tucked from
the shoulder In one Inch tucks.
Ordinary gowns of serge, cloth, linen
and foulard, for general morning wear
for walking and for golf, are made with
the short skirt varying in length to
suit the purpose for which they are In
tended. For all dressy gowns the long skirt,
of course, prevails, but there are some
very smart gowns of checked taffeta
silk made with plaited skirt just touch
ing the ground. They may be made
with side tucks or boxplaits, widening
toward the hem, with blouse to match,
but the trimming must be absolutely
of its own material with a possible
touch of silk braid or stitched band in
contrasting color In the finish of the
Some of these dainty frocks are sim
plicity itself. One dainty effect is cov
ered with pale blue forget-me-nots, the
skirt being trimmed with four bands of
black velvet ribbon. The waist is a
tucked yoke crossed with bands of lace
applique and the lace cape which edges
it is threaded with black velvet ribbon,
caught at the front with buckles of blue
enamel. Additional black ribbon velvet
is threaded through the lace cuffs and
a black velvet belt is worn. The hat
is of massed forget-me-nots with these
blue chrysanthemums at the front.
Another Is strewn with voileta and
trimmed with ecru lace, which is used
for the yoke and Is put on in two bands
of Insertion on the skirt. The sash is
of deep violet velvet with lines of vollet
on the cuffs. A white rose hat is worn
with big black velvet bow on the crown
and a Hu Barry veil gracefully draped
about the brim.
1 illustrate a lovely new traveling cos
tume of sage green linen with thread
of lighter color forming a plaid. The
skirt Is made with a yoke and the front
of the skirt In one piece. There are
two stitched bands below this and a
circular ruffle. The corsage Is made
with plaits, the sailor collar, belt and
cuffs being of all over embroidery. The
accompanying hat is of green eatin
straw with green trimming.
As a consequence of the adsorption of
the Plaint Railway system, now fully
accomplished, the Atlantic Coast line
will have a total authorized capitaliza
tion In first mortgage bonds, certificates
of Indebtedness and capital stock of
$147,000,000. As now constituted, the
system will extend from Washintgon,
li. C, to Tampa and Punta Gorda, Fla.,
with Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston,
Savannah and Jacksonville as the sea
port outlets, and Atlanta and Montgom
ery as the gateways to the West.
WHITE LINEN GOLF COSTUME.
h k Sb. ! T TM , S
A EOMANCE OF MANY LIVES' ERRORS.
BY ERNEST DE LANCEY PIERSON.
Author "A Slave of Curcumstances," "A Bargain in Souls," "The Black
Ball," "The Cruel City," "A Worn an's Will," "At the World's Mercy,"
"Tha Scarlet Cypher, "The Secret of the Marionettes." &e.
(Copyright, 1902, by De Lancey Picrson)
The inuat f Mile noreltr enows a vary pretty embroidered front effect, with tucking on the ihouldere. Th
skirt la made with stitched tuck and box pleat affect, stitching forming tha yoke. Tha collar la edged with
black, a black and belt fcainf worn.
James Elliaon was not the sort of a
man who is easily moved or surprised,
but the sight o Hendricks standing
there, calm and smiling the very per
son he had been discussing with his
agent for a moment disconcerted him.
He began to experience a certain dread
of a man who seemed to be so utterly
careless of his own safety. So he stood
for a moment starting at his visitor in
puzzled amazement. He observed that
Job had trimmed his beard, was better
for a moment staring at his visitor in
short, he was in general appearance a
very different looking man than when
they had met before.
"Well, I suppose you are too busy to
see me?" said Hendricks, who seemed
to enjoy the other's discomfiture.
"Certainly. I shall be glad to hear
what you have to say," replied Ellison,
Quick to recover from his temporary
torpor, wishing at the same time that
bis visitor was in a place not mentioned
in polite society.
"lie pleased to walk in, Mr. Hen
dricks," as, with a bow and a courtly
gesture of his right hand, he motioned
toward the open door. Job bowed
gravely and strode past him into the
room, where he selected the most com
fortable chair, dropped into it with a
high of relief and waited for the other
to speak. He saw that his host, as he
closed the door, was still disturbed in
mind and that he was struggling to ap
pear at. least as cool and collected as
his guest, who certainly did not display
the slightest embarrassment.
Ellison did not sit down, for he seem
ed to feel too nervous and continued
to walk up and down the room, twisting
his gray mustache with hia thin, white
fingers and occasionally casting a curi
ous glance at his visitor.
"Didn't - expect - me, - did you?"
said Job Hendricks, after a pause. "I
happened up to visit you the other day
at Extern, and found that you had de
parted bag and baggage and had left no
"I left one, of course for my
friends ' began Ellison, who had
now recovered some of his sang froid.
"Then you don't want me among
your friends '
"1 can't say I do."
"You will find that I stick closer to
you than a brother not to say a tnend,
until I have had my way," replied Job
calmly. The speech seemed to waken
Ellison out of his lethargy and he came
close to the place where Job was seated
and glared at him with flashing eyes.
"Do you mean to threaten me?" he
"Not at all."
"I know you you are certain things
have, happened sine we last met. I
know now that I have nothing to fear
"Then why so excited?" and Job cov
ered his mouth with a red hand as if to
conceal a smile. "You know all about
me, eh? I suppose you learned it from
the sneaking gentleman who just came
out of your room? Strange that a man
of your apparent good sense should put
any confidence in the maunderlngs of
a hang-dog-looking fellow like that!
Don't you see, man, that he would not
hesitate to lie if he thought ho could
support hiH position and have a claim
on your purse?"
Ellison began to think that he had
been going ahead too rapidly. Job did
not seem to bo afraid of anything he
"If you think that I was running away
through fear of you, you are very much
mistaken," he said after a moment's
pause. "As for the information I have
received, I believe It is true."
He was surprised when Hendricks
leaned back in his chair and burst out
laughing. His laugh was so hearty that
for a moment tho other seemed discon
certed and strolled away to tho window
to try and collect his thoughts by star
ing out on tho street.
"I should very much like to know
what, your secret bureau (and I have
reason to know that you have one)
thinks about me. Any information on
the subject cheerfully received, as they
say when they advertise for missing
heirs." And Hendricks laughed again.
His manner, his mocking tone, seem
ed to anger Ellison more than anything
else, for ho started away from the win
dow, and, shaking a warning finger at
bis visitor, said:
"You are an escaped convict, and as
such amenable to the law. What la
there to prevent me from opening the
window and dinner an officer and giv
ing you In charge?"
Job shrugged his shoulder and laugh
"I don't see why you should consult
me if you want to do a foolish action.
Ey all means, if It pleases, call out of
the window or from the house top for
any one you please."
Ellison for a moment eyed him In
amazement. Could the story he had
heard about this man be true, or had he
been deceived? Certainly Job did not
behave like a man who was afraid of
being arrested, or of anything else. The
banker found himself confronted by an
enigma that with all his knowledge of
men and things he was at a loss how to
"You were saying something about
poking your head out of the winnow
and calling for a policeman," said
Job, who seemed to enjoy the other's
discomfiture. "Why didn't you think of
it a few minutes earlier, when that
young jailbird was closeted with you?"
Ellison did not reply at once for fear
he might make a misstep, but bit his
lips to hide his chagrin and turning
on his heel walked away from the
smiling face of the man he hi thought
he had no further reason to fear.
"The young man is still confined in
jail, and witnout bail. I will give you
the credit, Ellison, of having done what
you could to set him free," said Job,
pursuing another subject.
"I ought to be very much obliged."
and the banker bowed with an ai.- of
"Certainly you deserve the compli
ment, and it is not in me to withhold
it from you."
"I thank you again."
"And your daughter, what of her?"
asked Job after a moment's silence.
"What business have you " began
Elison. but the other checked him by
a simple gesture.
"You are not talking to the gallery,
my dear sir." Then in a more decided
tone: "James Ellison, why will you
persist in running your head against a
rock? It won't hurt the rock, but it
might do damage to your cranial de
velopment I know the tremendous se
cret about mo that you probably learn
ed from that hang-dog-looking fellow
you seem to take into your confidence.
He said that I was an ex-convict or
rather an escaped convict, and a great
deal more, probably, to lend truth to his
Several times Ellison opened his lips
to speak, but not a word came from
"That was what you wanted to tell
me, was it not, and yet somehow the
words stuck? Well, that is all there
is of it. You should thank me for hav
ing relieved your mind."
Ellison was nonplussed at the cool
ness of the statement. Surely the whole
story must have been a lie or this man
would not have carried it off with such
a brave air.
"I ask you how your daughter is?"
"She is well, thank you, replied the
other feebly, and he dropped into a
chair from sheer fatigue, consent that
he had played his best card and lost.
"I am glad to hear it, for she must
have suffered greatly through this terri
ble affair. Once the young man Is free
and he will be free, won't he,
"Oh, I suppose so," carelessly.
"You don't seem to take much inter
est In the case, my esteemed and moral
friend," and for a moment the black
eyes of the little man flashed. "Per
haps It might be necessary for me to
refresh your memory and stir up a bit
of enthusiasm. You remember that
when I met you first I stated that I was
in possession of a paper showing that
vou had adopted the daughter of Mar
tin Frale in order to keep the fortune
in the family, In case of the death of
"Yes yes," and Ellison roused him-
self and began to take a keen interest
In the conversation.
"I have that paper which today might
deprive you of every cent you now call
your own. So I am, not without rea
son, demanding that what I ask you to
do shall be done."
Ellison winced at what seemed to him
such an Insolent speech, but presently
he rallied and said with a laugh:
"All that you tell mo Is very Inter
estinglike a page from one of Monte
pin's novels. I should very much like
to see this document of which you
speak," and ho leaned over tho tabic,
his face all eagerness, while Job at
that moment seemed suddenly over
come; with a cough that caused him to
turn his head. After he had settled
the paroxsym ho turned around facing
the banker and snld pleasantly: "And
so you shall so you shall. Of course,
I have no reason to make a demnnd on
you unless I have the papers to back
my statement up."
Ellison's eyes brightened, for, looking
past this visitor's head he saw a door
open afew inches at the farther end of
the room and part of a face appear. He
made some signs, and while Job was
fumbling in the pockets of bis vest a
man entered noiselessly and stepped be
hind the curtains of a closet against
which the table was placed where the
two were seated.
Ellison, keeping his eyes steadily
fixed on the little man, saw that he was
still trying to get at the paper, which
he had evidently concealed with extra
He finally extracted what he was
looking for, and opening the document,
which seemed to be old and time
stained, stood up, and held K In on
hand, while with the other extended
he seemed to be guarding his posession.
"Here is the document in the case,"
he said. "You may look, but you
mustn't touch," waving Ellison back.
"See and read. There is no reason why
you should take it in your hands."
Ellison read trie paper over, which,
from the signatures and the wording
left no doubt in its genuineness. He
sat back in his chair and sighed, say
ing, after a pause:
"Y'es, there is no doubt that you hold
me in the hollow of your hand with the
document that I signed with Martin
Frale nearly 17 years ago. Come closer
and listen. I want you to hear some
thing that perhaps should be whispered,
for a hotel is all ears, as one might
Job leaned forward to hear what this
revelation was, leaving the precious
document on the table. He had hardly
moved when a hand reached out from
behind the portiere over the closet and
took the paper quickly, substituting an
other in its place; then a man emerged
from his hiding and slipped out of the
room without bein: heard by theothers,
deep in whispered conversation. It was
only after he had gone that Ellison sud
denly arose and, changing the calm tone
in which he had been speaking, brought
his fist down on the table with a bang.
"It's no use, Mr. What's-your-name,
your attempting to bully me. I don't
believe in the existence of the copy of
'T never say anything of the kind."
"But you just saw it before your
"I laid it out before you. Here it Is,"
and reaching over he picked up the
paper that had been placed there and
opened it, while Ellison seemed to en
joy his surprise.
"That terrifying document! Where
is it?" he exclaimed, displaying a wild
hilarity as Job opened the paper he had
1. '"ked up and showed that it was
"Now, then." harshly, "what do you
mean to do, you scoundrel? You
threaten me with your pieces of blank
Job had retreated to the door. He
showed evidence of fear at the other's
"It was not a blank piece of paper,
that I showed you, ?fr. Ellison; it was
merely a copy of the original, which
your confederate gathered in, and which
he is privileged to keep! " and then with
a laugh he opened the door quickly and
(To be continued.)
AN AMERICAN POMPEII.
California Has a Buried City, Skele
tons and All.
This Is a recently expressed opinion
of Congressman Llttlefleld of Maine:
"If It were not for tho newspapers tho
jobs which would go through congress
are terrible to contemplate. If there
were no newspapers at all I don't be
lieve I would be willing to trust my
self alone In the house of representa
tives for IS minutes."
Dr. Dunn, who has been selected to
fill the chair of Cetlc language at the
Catholic university at Washington, Is
now at Yale university, and will spend
the summer and autumn In the west
of Ireland, among the Irish-speaking
peoyle of that locality.
A small boy went to church alone
last Sunday and heard a sermon on the
character and cieeds of the strong man
of Israel, He came home much dis
gusted. "I didn't like the sermon for a
cent," he said. "It was nil about
Samson, not a word about Dewey or
Roosevelt or Funston or Dob Evans or
any of the othor fellows."
King Edward has once more shown
his preference for American artists by
asking Robert Lee Keeling, the Wash
ington painter, to come to England and
paint a miniature of himself. Last
summer he painted a miniature of
Edgar Cox, a miner, has reached
Redding, Cal., after a hard trip across
the country from Lassen Buttes, 40
miles east of that place, bringing a
story of strange discoveries of even
deeper interest than the great crater
and the springs and caves of the lava
The discoveries are of bones and
implements Jenoting a people and a
state of civilization existing there
many centuries ago. It is believed a
second Pompeii may be hidden be
neath the lava and igneous rock
which was belched In a far remote
neriod from the mouth of the grim
A party of timber surveyors inves
tigating their way over the rough
country south of Nooles pass found
within four feet of the surface human
bones half petrified. They evidently
had lain at much greater depth, but
erosion had thinned the crust of
earth above them.
The skeletons were In various pos
tures, as though death had come sud
denly upon the ancients, striking
them down as they were engaged in
the daily routine of life. Next the
searchers came upon rude spoons and
bowls. They were apparently of
stone, but they bore no resemblence
to the Indian relics which the travel
er sees often in that region.
Instruments which perhaps were
used as hammers and chisels were
found. They, too, were totally un
like the known implements of the In
dians. Some of the stone articles
were of such design that they could
not be classified at all. The survey
ors became convinced that they had
chanced upon relics of a race that
antedated the known Indians so far
as to have little in common with
It was the conviction of the party
that the ruins of a settlement or city,
possibly ingulfed with its inhabltanta
by an eruption of the long extinct
volcano, lie beneath the lava and can
be reached with comparative ease
from certain points where little lava
remains. Baltimore Sun,
Warrensburg, Mo., has three licensed
saloons, each of which pays 2,200 annu
ally Into the treasury. They comply
with all the law's requirements and aid
In Its enforcement, keeping out jolntlsts
and bootleggers of all kinds, Warrens
burg believes Its asylum to be as near
the Ideal as any that can be successfully
The clectrograph of Professor Lan
cetta Is now at work In several Italian
observatories. It consists of an elevat
ed wire or antenna connected to earth)
through a coherer, which Is affected by
electric disturbances In the air and acts
upon a recording appratus. A lightning
flash, for example, causes the coherer
to ring a bell and make a pencil mark
upon a revolving clock dial. With an
antenna 40 feet high on an elevation
without surrounding obstacles, a thun
derstorm can be detected more than CO
miles away, and the apparatus Is ex
pected to do valuable work In signaling
the hailstorms to much dreaded by Ital
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