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    Meadow Brook
CHAPTER XVIi. (Continued.
On awaking next morning her resolu-
tkia was partia'ly shaken., and wight,
perhaps, have been given up entirely, if
In looking from her window, she had nut
seen a sight which awoke within her the
demon jealousy, by whose aid (the could
do almost anything. The governess had
arisen early, a was her usual custom,
and gone forth into the garden, where
ahe came unexpectedly upon Mr. Dela
field, who, after expressing his plea'ir
at meeting her, very quietly drew her
arm within his own, and then walked
with her several time through the gar
den, casting often admiring glances to
ward the drooping figure at his side.
Ada went forth into the garden to
meet them, nodding coldly to Hosa, and
bestowing her sweetest smile upon tier
guardian, who wound his arm round her
waist and playfully kissed her forehead
a liberty he would not dare to have
take with Rosa, who, thinking that of
course she was not wanted, made an
effort to withdraw her arm. Hut Mr.
Delafield's arm was strong, and he press
ed it closely to his side, at the game time
giving her a look which bade her stay.
"Why don't you ask Miss Lee about
your Boston friends?" said Mr. Dela
field, when they had taken a few turns
in silence.
Ada tossed her head scornfully, and
replied, "I don't think I bad any ac
quaintances In common with Miss Lee;
unless, indeed, it were her old aunty;'
and with a little hateful laugh she lean
ed across Mr. Delafield, and asked, "How
la she? Bicbard, you would like to
I was provoked at her manner, but I
answered civilly that my aunt was well,
adding, as one would naturally do, "Her
bert Langley, I suppose you know, is
The news was unexpected, and com
ing as it did, it produced upon her a
singular effect, blanching her cheek to a
marble whiteness, while her lips quiv
ered spasmodically. Mr. Delafield was
startled, and stopping short, demanded
of her what was the matter.
"Oh, nothing much," she answered, re
covering her composure, and pressing
her hand upon her side, "nothing but an
ugly pain, which is gone now. I have
felt it often lately;" and her face looked
as unruffled and innocent as if she really
thought it was the truth she had ut
tered. Breakfast being over, I started for
my room, accidentally dropping upon the
stair a handkerchief which had been
given me by Anna, and which had her
name, "Anna Lee," marked in the cor
ner. In honor of Ada's return, there
was no school that day, and as the morn
ing advanced and the heat in my cham
ber grew oppressive, I went with my
book to the sitting room and took a seat
by an open window, where I soon became
so absorbed in reading as not to observe
i&lrs, Landing and Ada, who came out up
on the piazza and sat down quite near
me, but still In such a position that
neither of us could see the other. After
a time they were joined by Mr. Dela
field. I resumed my book and forgot
my neighbors entirely, until my atten
tion was roused by the sound of my own
name. It was Mrs. Lansing who spoke,
and she asked, "What kind of folks are
those relatives of Miss Lee?"
"Oh, about so so," answered Ada, and
Mrs. Lansing continued, "And she was
then at school, I believe?"
"At school!" repeated Ada, apparent
ly in surprise. "Mercy, no! Why, (he
was a grown-up woman, as much as
twenty-two or twenty-three years oil."
"There, I thought so," answered Mrs.
Lansing, who, the reader will remember,
had, at my first introduction, tuken me to
be twenty-five. "I thought she must be'pd Mrs. Lansing, while Ada continued.
more than eighteen, didn t you, Rich
ard?" "Eighteen!" repeated Ada. "It isn't
possible she calls herself eighteen. She
dare not do it in my presence. Why,
she had been a teacher, I don't know
how long, and, besides that, 'twas arid
that she had once been engaged to a Dr.
Clayton, who for some reason jiltpd her,
and was then a msried man as much as
thirty years old. Eighteen, itideed! I'd
like to hear her say so."
I was confounded, but supposing she
had mistaken me for Anna, my first
impulse was to go out and tell her so,
but fearing lest she should think I had
intentionally listened, my second thought
wns to go away where I could hear noth
ing further, and then, when Mrs. Lan
sing questioned me, as I felt sure she
would, I fancied it would be an essy
matter to exonerate myself from the
falsehood Ada had put upon me. I hail
reached the hall, and was half way up
thj; st:tir. when Mr. Delafield, who had
arisen nnd was walking back and forth
on the piazza, espied me, and called me
..Thvre was a troubled look on hi face,
mid fixing b,i piercing black eye ipon
r.ie ns if he would read my inmost
thoughts, he said, with something of
bitterness In the tone of bis voiced "I
did thh:k I had found one female who,
on all occasions, spoke the truth; but if
what Ada ha said is true, I am mistak
en: though why yon" and his hand in
voluntarily clutched my arm "or any
other woman should stoop to a falsehood,
r seek to deny her age, be she a hun
dred or le, Is a secret which heaven
know, perhsf, but I do not."
I felt my face flush with Indign iti m,
and turning toward Ada, who, not hav
ing expected scene like thU, wss very
pale, I aaid. "It i no necessary , Mis
Uonfrose, for yon to repeat wht yon
I. are asserted concerning me, for I accl
ttentally overheard It, and I thank Mr.
lrlneld for giving me in opportunity to
esoiierate myself from the charge jon
re pleased to bring against me."
Been listening." muttered Mrs. Lan
"Silence, Aageline. Go on, Rom." UH
tmtfUf4 Mr. Delafield, tn a .?oie
rhk we both obeyed. n rwaaalb her
o-edJetrociR while 1 conrinird: "I bad
tken h:y seat by the window ere you
S Wm Montroa came oat here, and
3 ttcfciai It accessary to lea re, 1 re
- '( with, howew, hearing
r-M liMVaraathM an til I caught
ita? mm Taem, aadeej. my
seiiae were sharpened, and I heard Mia
: Montrose's statements, which I aui cure
she would never have made- were she uot
laboring under a mistake.
Here Ada, who was not in the least
prepared fur the occasion, began to
staiSmer out something about "letting tho
matter drop she did not wish to harm
me, and had said what she did inadver
tently, without ever dreaming of making
trouble. .Sne didn t see why Richard
wished to make it such a serious mat
ter, for she was sure she didn't care
whether I were forty or eighteen.
nut i care, he said, grasping my
arm still tighter, "1 care to have justice
doue. I had supposed Miss Lee to be
frank, ingenuous ami truthful; and if
what you assert is true, she is the re
verse, and should suffer accordingly,
while, on the contrary, if she be inn.v
cent, she shall have an opportunity of
proving herself so.
By this time Ada had collected her
scattered senses, and resolving to brave
the storm she had raised, replied, "Oer
tainly. Miss Lee has a right to clear her
self if she can. and prove that she is
really Rosa instead of Anna Lee
Rosa instead of Anna! What do you
mean?" thundered Mf Delafield. while I
was too much astonished to speak,
Ada was not very deep, and in all her
plotting she had never thought how easy
it would be for me to prove the falsity
of her assertion by writing home; so
with the utmost coolness she replies:
mean this: there were two Lee girls liv
ing at the bouse of their uncle where I
occasionally visited; one was Anna, i
young lady of. twenty-two or twenty
three; the other was Rosa, a school girl
of fourteen or fifteen. The oldest of
these two I have every reason to believe
stands before us at least this, which I
found upon the stairs, would indicate as
much," and she held to view the band
kerchief which I had dropped and had
not missed. -
Glancing at the name, Mrs. Lansing
said: "I have observed a similar mark
upon several of her garments, and rather
wondered at it."
This was true, for Anna had dealt
generously with me, giving me many of
her clothes, some of which bore her full
name, while others had merely the in
itials. I was about to tell of this, when
Mr. Delafield prevented me hv asking
if I could prove that I was what I rep
resented myself to be. and that 1 was a
mere school girl when I saw Miss Mon
trose in Boston.
"Yes. sir, I can," I answered, firmly;
by writing home I can prove it. if in no
other way. But Miss Montrose knows
better than to confound me with Anna,
whom she surely has rason for remem
bering." Fearful lest her darling secret waa
about to be divulged, Ada roused up, and
in a tone of angry defiance, answered:
Yes, I have reason for remembering vou.
for you did me good service by taking
off my hand a worthless, drunken fel
low, about whom the Bostonians were
annoying me. I thank you for It, Miss
Lee, and only wonder how you could sup
pose I wonld forget you. I recognized
you the moment we met st the table, but
I did not then dream of your calling your
self eighteen when you are certainly
I was confounded and remained speech
less, while with renewed strength my
accuser continued: "Perhaps yon wiil
deny having been a teacher at that time,
when, according to your statement, you
were only fourteen."
"No." I answered, "I do not deny that;
"I had taught, but I was only thirteen
when I did so, as any one at home v. ill
"Thirteen! how Improbable!" exclaim-
And what of your engagement with Dr.
Clayton? I heard it from the lips of
your a tint : but perhaps she told me a
falsehood;'' and she looked maliciously nt
me. while with a stamp of his foot Mr.
Delafield said sternly, "Ada, you have
no right to i'iet'on her about thnt."
"lint I am glad she did," I snid, "for
as I live, I have never been engaged to
any man."
"Nor in love with one either? Will
you say you were never in love with Dr.
Clayton?" persisted Ada.
It was a cruel qacstion, but I could not
deny it, and I remained silent, while I
cowered beneath the burning gaze of
Mr. Delafield. who still held me fast, IVut
who now loosened his hold, nnd slightly
pushing ine from him, leaned against the
pillar with foiried arms and dark, lower
ing brow, while Mrs. Lansing and Ad i
exchanged glances of triumph. Th:-y
had by my sileuce gained a partial ad
vantage over me, but as long as I felt
the clnsp of Mr. Delafield' hand, I was
strong to defy them. Now, however, tfiat
had failed me, and girl-like I began to
cry, telling them "they could easily tcrt
the whole matter by writing either to
Boston or Sunny Bank."
This alternative had Dot occurred to
Ada before; but now she rpsdily saw how
easily I could prove my Innocence, and
as she met Mr. Delafield's Inquiring
glance, she turned very pale and laid her
hand upon her side as If the pain bad ie
turned. "Hosa." said Mr. Delafield, "you
would hardly wish for me to write were,
you guilty, and as you seem willing that
we should do so, I am iifellned to hope
that Ada may be mistaken. Come, stand
hy me" nnd reaching out his band he
drew me to his side "and tell me sll the
particulars of your. aftlaintBncT with
Mis Montrose, and also about that sister
with whom you are confpundod, and you"
--turning to the othef ladies "are not to
speak until he I through, when Ada
can make sny correction or explanation
It was ID act of Justice (whlch I owed
to myself, I knew, and wiping my ,ye,
I ws about to commence, when Ada,
risiug up, said, mockingly, "With the
honorable judge's permission I will leave,
as I do not wish to hear the falsehoods
wblch I stn sure will be uttered."
In a firm, unfaltering manner I told
both my story nd that of Anna, who, I
said, hsd eloped with Herbert Langley
and waa now a broken-hearted widow,
living with his- mother In Boston. At
ibis part of my narrative Ada's- land
1 w." DrMM1 eonvuLlvely on her ide,
i while with Darted iina and naie cim iri
wane wiia parted tips ana pale cue'k
kA J
she leaned forward, looking at me aux
iously; but when she saw that I did not
speak of her ever having been engaged
to Herbert, the color came back to her
face, and with a sigh of relief she list
ened more composedly, admitting that
"she might have been mistaken; I looked
o much like Anna that 'twas not im
possible." This I knew was false, but I did not
contradict her, and proceeded with my
story, until suddenly recolleoxing the in
cident at the theater, I turned to Mr.
Ielafield and asked "if he remembered
Ha thought a moment, and then the
arm, which bad gradually been winding
itself about my waist, clasped me to his
side, while he exclaimed, "Remember
it? Perfectly; and you are that little
girl. They called you Rosa; and this is
why your face has puzzled me so much.
I see it all now. You are innocent,
thank heaven!" and the hand which,
heretofore, had held Ada fast, now rest
ed caressingly upon my head and parted
back my curls, as he said, more to him
self than to me, "and you have remem
bered me all this time." Then, turning
toward Ada, he said, sternly, "We will
hear you now."
Ada was caught in her own snare. She
had thought to prevent me from doing
her injury by branding me as a liar,
and now that I was proved inuocent it
filled her with confusion, and she remain
ed silent until Mrs. Lansing came to
her aid by saying, -I do uot think Ada
tneaut to do wrong; she probably mist'wk
Rosa for her sister, hence the blunder."
This gave Ada courage, and. crossing
over to me, she took my hand, begging
my forgiveness and saying "she had been
mistaken she certainly did not mean to
do me so great a wrong, and she hoped
1 would forget it and try to look upon
her as my friend, for such she would
henceforth be."
During the progress of my etory Ada
had alternately turned red and white,
particularly at the point where I touch
ed upon Herbert. Thi did not escape
the observation of Mr, Delafield, and
suspecting more than Ada thought he
did, he half seriously, half playfully ask
ed her "why she had evinced so much
feeling whenever Mr. Langley' name
was Mentioned.
Instantly the color left her face, which
wore a livid hue, and her hand went op
to her side ns if the cause of her agita
tiou were there, while with a half-stifled
moan, she said, "Oh! oh! the pain!'
Of course Mrs. Lansing- asked what
she meant, and Ada, in answering her,
managed to dwell so long upon "the hor
rid pain, which she feared would become
chronic," that Mr. Delafield could not
reasonably expect an answer to his ques
tion. Mill, 1 think he was not satis
fied, and when I saw the mischievous
look in his eye, as he told her "she must
certainly be blistered," I fancied that he,
too, understood her as I did.
inai anernooti we were again assem
bled upon the piazza Mrs. Lansing, Ada
and myself the former nodding in her
large willow chair, while the latter sat
upon a little stool at my feet, and with
her elbow upon my lap was looking up
into my face with the childish simplicity
she knew so well how to assume. She
was just atking me to assure her again
of my forgiveness, when Mr. Delafield
joined us, and coming up behind me, lean
ed over my chair, while he handed to
Ada a little oblong package, saying, "I
was in the village just after dinner, and
seeing the doctor, I asked him about your
pain. As I expected, he prescribed a
blister, and at my request he prepared
one, which you are to apply at night
when you go to bed.
I could not see him, but I absolutely
pitied poor Ada, who began to realize
that the way of the transgressor is :iar.1.
The tear stiirted to her eyes, while with
lok of dismay, she exclaimed, "Oh.
Richard, bow could you? 1 never was
listered in my life. It will kill me. I
can't do it," ami she cried aloud.
Very gently Mr. Delafield soothed her.
telling her that so far from "killing her,"
it would certainly "cure her," he kii"w
it would, and he insisted upon her trying
it. At last, as an idea, perfectly lat
um! under the cimcumstanccs, dawnd
upon her mind, she looked up very sub
missively at him and said, "To please
you, I'll try it; though the remedy, I
think, is worse than the disease."
I hardly know whether he had any
faith in her words I certainly had not,
and when next morning she came down
to breakfast in a loose wrapper, with a
very languid look, I could not bring my
self to ask her concerning the blister,
which the livelong night had drawn nice
ly on the back of the tireboard in her
room. As I expected, Mr. Delafield soon
made his appearance, and after inquiring
how his prescription worked, and if it
had pained her much, he said, looking
toward neither of us, "How would you
like to ride on horseback with me out to
Mr. I'arker's plantation? I have busi
ness there, and do not wish to go alone."
"Oh. chnrniiiiK!" exelaiiut-d Ada, jump
ing up and clapping her hand in a man
ner but little suited to a blistered side;
"that will be grand, and I can wear my
t.ew riding dress, which fits so nicely." a
"Why, Aila, what do you mean?" said
Mr. Delafield, with great gravity. "My
invitation was intended for Mi I.ee.
You can't, if course, think of riding on
horseback with a blister. You must have
forgotten If," and his keen eyes rested
upon her face with a deeper meaning
than she could futhom.
She turned very red, and for an in
stant, I think, half resulfed to acknowl
edge the deception she, was practicing.
Hut Richard Delafield-was oiip who de
spised a falsehood, and she dared not
confess to him her error, so she turned
awsy, saying with a feigned tndifTerence
which illy accorded with the expression
of her face, "Surely, I forgot all about
Alone In her room.- however, she shed
tear of anger and mortification as h
saw n ride off together, and thought of
the happiness from which she wa debar
red by fancied blister, which had nev
er come in contact with her flesh. But
whether It drew upon her side or the fire
board, It In a measure wrought the de
sired cure, for seldom again did Adu tt
tempt to, deceive her guardian, Would
It not be w,'ell If more of our modern
young ladies should lie blistered for the
same disease that afflicted Ada Mon
Rapidly, and to me very happily, did
the winter pass away, for It was enliv
ened by the presence of Mr. De!nii"ld.
who wa with us often, that it became
at last a serious debate among the b!acki
n to whether Cedar drove or M ig iolhi
j Grove were really hli home. More than'
i onv inn . i o in ,. -nJ
once, too, waa it whispered In the Til-:
i .. ...... - . f
lage, that little Rosa Lee, plain and un-l
assuming as she was, had stirred ia the
heart of the "stern old bachelor" a far
deeper feeling than Ada Montrose had
ever been capable of awakening. And
sometimes she, foolish child that she was,
thought so too, not for anything he said,
neither from anything which he did; in
deed, It would have been hard for her to
tell why her heart sometimes beat so
fast when he was near.
And still, occasionally, Rosa dared to
hope that her love was returned, else
wby did each diiy find him at her side,
where he lingered so long, saying to her
but little, but watching her movements,
and listening to her words, as he would
uot have done had she been to him an
object of Indifference. Not nnturilly
quick to read human nature. Mrs. Lan
sing was wholly deceived by her broth
er's cold exterior, and never dreaming
how in secret he worshiped the humble
girl she called her governess, she left
them much together. Why, then, did he
never speak to her of the passion which
had become a part of his being? Simply
because he too was deceived. Once, in
deed, be had essayed to tell her of his
love, and dreading lest his affection
should not be returned, he was the more
ready to construe her evasive replies into
a belief that it was indeed as he feared.
Then, too, her shy. reserved manner,
while it made him prim her all the more,
disheartened him; for not thus was he
accustomed to being treated, and with
that jealousy which seems to be the twin
sister of love, he ofttimcs .thought be
read an aversion and distrust, when
there was, on Rosa's part, naught rave
a fear lest he should discover her secret,
and despise her for it. Added to this
was the remembrance of what Ad had
said concerning her former engagement
with Dr Clayton.
(To be continued.)
HelateU by a Physician Who Knew
II iin in India,
It In never too late to learn now
things about a great tnau. The Duke
of Wellington has been dead many
years, yet the recently published "Au
tobiography of Alexander Grant,"
friend and physician of the Marquis of
I)Hllioule, ouco Oovenuir-tJeuera! of
India, contains a number of new sto
ries of the simplicity, charactorUtlc
plain-speaking and indomitable mental
courage of the hero of Waterloo.
When the news of the bhMxly Battle,
of I'erozeshah reached England there
wan great consternation In the minis
try. At best It was a drawn battle,
and Kir Roliert I'eel was much de
pressed. "You must lose officer and men If
you have great battles," said the Duke
of Wellington. "At Assays I lost a.
third of my force." '
When the counell continued to con
sider the battle a crushing reverse,
Wellington lighted up suddenly.
"Make It a victory!" said he. "Fire a
salute and ring the bells." And so It
was ordered and done; and the Imme
diate heartening of the people proved
the soundness of the old soldier's pol
icy. When Lord Dalhousle waa about to go
to India be begged tho Duke to recom
mend for the personal stall any young
officer In whom be felt an Interest He,
stoutly refused. "I would as soon
recommend a wife for a nuui as an A.
D. C," said he.
In 1824 the cabinet, when It found
Itself committed to war with the King
of Burma, asked the Duke of Welling
ton for his advice. He replied at once.
bluntly, ".Send Lord Combennere."
'Hut we have always understood
that your grace thought Lord Com-Ix-rmere
a fool."
"So he Is a fool an utter fool; but
he can take Rangoon."
When the Duke of Wellington was
warden of the Cinque Pons the queen,
went to W'almer Castle for change of
air. The clerk of the works preceded
her majesty and made some tawdry
repairs, at which the Duke was great
ly displeased. When the queen went
to Strathfieldsaye the same clerk of
works preceded her. Hut' here, in his
own home, the Duke was beforehand
with him and ordered him off.
No alterations were made. The
Duke said, "I Just got a few tables
and a barplschord, and I asked tho
neigh lior to meet her."
This was so much out of the routine
t grand preparations and grand guests
that ber majesty was much pleased.
The Chinese Itcllc.
The belle of society In the Flowery
Kingdom Is sho who dates her ances
try back at least 3,SNj years. This is
a stronger point than her complexion
or ber figure, of neither of which can
she make very proud boasting. The
average height of a Chinese woman la
about 4 feet 0 Inches, but In her trous
ers and tunica she looks even shorter.
Curiously enough, the greatest compli
ment It Is possible to pay a Chinese
woman Is to tell her she look, older
than she Is.
Hlghly-Pald Ulove Cutters.
The cutters of the great glove houses
nt ltrussels and In France earn even
higher wages than the cutters of the
most fashionable tailors of London and
New York. Ho difflcnlt is the art of
cutting gloves that most of the princi
pal cutters are knewn to the trade by
name and by fame, and the peculiar
knives which they use In the business
are so highly prized that fhey are
handed down from generation to gen
eration ns heirlooms.
The Champion 1'ianlsi
Camello Ranclo, an Italian planlat.
who played the piano for forty conaec-
utlve hours,' played In thnt time nearly
.KM) different pieces and atruck ncrl, ,
3.0MMtH) notes.
Large llean field.
J'be largest bean field In the world
Is In Hunt hern California. It cove; , a strong tendency to n them with pen
I,.".ik acre and It takes forty tons of dm. IV r I, pssemeitterie nnd jet are
beans to MOW IL
WiJi I X J. 'u XI
Mot in a Long Titae Ha Fashion
Sanctioned Ho Manr and Bo Varlel
evei-r'ine hxajnples tn the fict
nred Models.
New York corresponileni-e:
III I h linens are
the leHd.ng mate
rials for midsummer
fashions, though
.iicre is a plenty of
other goods of cur
re u t stylishness,
many of them as
distinctly summery
us the linens. Not
often, indeed, is the
list of indorsed fab
rics so long. Some
depend in large de
gree for their sea--....ii
. ..
woiuioie appearance
Vi upon their delicate
shading or their
whiteness. though
these wool good are
Jiirlit, too. if not as filmy as materials of
the transparency order. Serges, veiling,
mohairs, canvases and cloths in white
meet the eye on every hand, nnd the look
of them befits admirably the hottest spell.
Canvas particularly is favored, its vogue
rising superior to the suggestion of rough- J
inns conveyed by many of its coare
weaves. White gowns of these materials
are marked "ns brand new by finish of
red, this coming in piping, cording or
stitching. Home of them are set oft" so
strikingly in this manner as to be a bit
too conspicuous for lovers of quiet ele
gance, but red used on white judiciously,
and that mean In miHierate quantity, is
entirely safe a least for younger women.
As a parade get-up foritown, the combi
nation may not be always suitable, but
for the resorts, whether for her who
spends all the sencoii at some summering
place or for a short tripper, it is an ad
mirable selection. Ited i similarly add
ed to pongee, appearing in many shirt
waist suits. It then hardly seems so
dniiMy as in the rod on white, but of the
two use one is no more rtylish than 'Phe
- Kmbrolderiea, laces and ribbon are
employed to embellish such' gowns, nnd
often the wool goods Is combined with a
transparency In some intricate scheme.
Net richly embroidered come in for this
mating, and often are beautifully enrich
ed by interweaving of ribbon of har
monious shades. Cape collars are galore,
inJ ,.,.,,,. ,PB an lmnru.ln.
addition. Helms are numerous, too, no
little Ingenuity being spparent In the
IIltllltP tit Ctlllf-tltl 1 tin linns f Sna au
on .,,. . ,,r,,h hand. 'and .her. I.
added thus, and some pctidnn: show
'M&yvi mi W
neuvtral Shade. The lice most used
are white, though a surprising amount of
black lace is een. Dyed laces appear
with impressive frequency, yet bare not
come into the general rogue that some of
their uses would seei to warrant. Ruen
ings constitute a newly itylish enrich
ment of lace, outlining and emphasizing
Die pattern of the web.
To tell half the nttraetivenes of suae
mer silk gonna would be a long chapter.
Choice is not, a is aA often the csss,
restricted to a fpw weaves. Pompadour
silks are a new addition to an already
long list. They are combined with mull
or org.indie for summer evening dresses,
usually in schemes notable for intricacy
and beatify. Checked silks are more
seen than in early summer, especially in
shirt waist suits. lilack and white checks
no longer are the whole showing, blue
nnd white, green and white and novelty
colorings appearing with sound indorse
ment. A new development in making
them appears in the more brightly color
ed ones, and consist of strappings of
some bright shade, usually red or green,
accompanied hy touches of gilt In but
tons or passementerie, the trimming ar
ranged in military finish. This last should
be taken with the caution that tha mili
tary finish should be a suggestion only.
Don't imitate the real soldierly get-up
closely That Isn't what the Mjie now
indorse. Taffetas of delightfully soft
texture are much used in skirt and-tkree-quarter-coat
suits. lilack is a good
choice. Silk grenadines are in pleasing
variety, the figured ones making a rare
ly tasteful showing, ard making possi
ble splendid results for the skillful choos
er of colors in their trimmings. Foulards
I are coming for more ue than it seemed
tbey would have.. Satiu broche foulards
are fine enough to deserve a place on the
stylish list, and they are getting it. The
wonder is at the apparent reluctance
with which women took fhem up.
Retweeii the dressy and the elaborate
summer get-up there is the strongest po
sible contrast. Taken separately or to
gether, they do not supply any indica
tion of that return to simplicity that hast
been rumored for several seasons. ' Cer
tainly most women would prefer to seel
the highiy wrought fashions retained if'
only their purses would penult. Models
from both grades were sketched for these
pictures. The gown of the small illustra-!
tiou was heavy red linen, and had a cluny'
lace collar finished tvitb white tassel.
From left to right in the next ploture ee
a light gray voile banded with black silk
and finished with ray cord; a white
etnmiua embellished with black velvet,
guipure and seed pearls, and a white
voile showing white passementerie de
sign trimming and white silk cord orn
ments. In the concluding picture ara
simpler designs; a white huhutai silk,
tncked and showing Valenciennes Inser-
tlon, and a white etamlno whose
Jacket wa finished with yak lac an
ns cow prnflinent. Severely plain
mmieia can oe tin! ny mose who want
them, but to u surh when soma degree
of dressiness I caln d for is to run dan
ker of seeming Indifferent to fashion'