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£ CHAPTER 111.
The gray was flushing with rose
tints from the coming eun when a
loud knocking upon the entrance door
aroused the soldier on guard in the
hall. .....
“Open the door!” a voice shouted
peremptorily. “Tatro! Pierre! A
thousand devils.’ You fools inside
there, open the door, I say!”
The disturbance brought Greloire
from his improvised couch at the rear
of the hall; and climbing the ladder,
he pushed hie head through the bro
ken window for a sight of who might
be outside.
“Who are .you?” demanded the
young mac standing before the door,
his voice indicating surprise as he
looked -at -the face of the soldier above
him. : Zr.
“That 1s what T should like to have
you tell me .of yourself, m’sieur,” an
swered Greloire, in his usual dry man
ner, his not, over friendly eyes noting
the details of the attire worn .by the
aristocratically clad visitor.
“Dameh” now exclaimed the latter,
evidently more angry than before.
“What business can it be of yours?
Who are you. that dare cavil over
opening to me the door of my father's
house?" ■* U'i
“He is but one; and there are two
of us to handle such a cocksparrow
as I could easily overcome alone, with
o*e hand," said Greloire scornfully,
as the bars fell, and Etienne entered,
somewhat paler than usual, and his
hair and raiment disheveled frpm an
all-night's concealment in one of the
outbuildings of the chateau.
* Wishing to. see the baroq, in order
to press his demand for more funds,
the young man had, unannounced,
come down from Paris, and chanced
to arrive the evening before, during
the wildest part of the melee.
He was by this time accustomed to
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with kindly’ assurance. He thpn joined
Jean, and the two went below, where
breakfast awaited them.
The two dead soldiers were buried
i early in the afternoon; but the stars
were coming out when the door of
the great vault was closed, and the
late baron left to sleep with his an
j cestors.
! Etienne, silent and repelling, stood
i by, vouchsafing little notice of anyone
about him. Jean had taken care to
| keep away from his half-brother;
and the latter replied with scant cour
tesy to the lieutenant’s salutation,
when they met for the first time^ as
the baron’s body was borne from the
Margot was not of those who had
stood about the tomb. Etienne’s tem
porary absence from the house being
assured, she bad improved the oppor
! tuntty to open the secret panel and ve
! move the metal hoi and bags of . coin,
S which she hid away amongst her own
belongings. She proposed, with Jean
and Pierre, to seek a new home in
TouLon, where a large number of Roy
alists, together with ^others who had
suffered persecution from the Revolu
tionists, had found refuge.
Presently she saw Etienne enter
: the drawing room, where Jean had
I remained, having refused to leave the
lieutenant, who was now seated at a
table, examining some papers found
upon the dead Fauchel; and consider
ing this an opportune time to make
| known her plans, she had turned
i toward the door, w hen Etienne's
! voice, full of its old-timje arrogance,
| came to her.
I “Jean, leave the room instantly, and
go to your bed!”
Margot paused in the doorway and
saw Jean's head raised with a bel
ligerent poise. “I w ill not go for you,
Etienne, when you order me in such
a rude fashion,” he said, his voice
shaking with rage.
“And springing upon Etienne, drove the rusted blade into his side.”
such outbreaks; and suspecting quick-.
ly the position of affairs, had-dost no
time in -finding a biding -place in a
grove, cot far from the house.
At the tidings ef his father’s death,
a new expression came to Etienne’s
face, softening its coldness; but this
quickly changed when, in reply to his
query as to who was in command o£
the escort, Greloire answered, “-Lieu
tenant Bonaparte:”
An oath tbat made both soldiers
stare burst from the young man’s lips.
“I will go to my apartments,” he
added, with a return of ail his haughti
nessj “and do both of you see to it
that I am not disturbed by your offi
With this he stalked through the
hall, and up the stairway, shuddering
as he passed the blood-stains upon the
Etienne's steps on the upper stairs
and along the oaken-fioored hall
brought Tatro to the door of the room
where lay the two wounded soldiers,
one of whom was evidently dying,
while the other was sleeping quietly.
“Ah, Monsieur Etienne, is it you,
sir?” Then, correcting himself with
“Pardon—Monsieur le Baron,” he
burst forth ftp a qua-ppring voice, “It.,
is Barely a s&d retufo for yoa,? r
Somewhat softened by tneold man s
words, and now realizing more fuTTV"
the horror's of the night before, Eti
enne replied in an unusually kind
fashion. But when he ended by or
dering that a repast be brought to
his rooms, Tatro’s fane- showed a sur
prise he dared not voice; tor he won
dered that his new master could think
of sustenance for himself, so soon af
ter coming upon the scene of his re
cent loss-. I :i.
Margot had slept little during the
night, but ,-lay thinking of „what
changes were likely to come, now that
the b&ron was dead. - An intuition
warned her to secure the money and
valuables which -the baron had in
trusted to her- care; to take them from
their ppesent hiding place, and have
them at band, tn case some additional
disaster shonld come. And, too, bear
ing in m|pd her master’s command
ncfcr feadneewe to pass, her perplexed.
brain bad at length evolved a plan
which speme'd both wise and feasible.
But .before attempting to put ft into
execution, a curious impulse urged
ter to take the young officer into her
confidence. Looking up into the ?oid,
cleanmit fape before her, she asked,
"You will not leave here today, Mon
sieur?” / " ./ .. .
"Perhaps; I cannot decide until
later,” .. 'j'."..1 / ‘
"Before yon gO, monsieur, r would
take it u,’ a great favor Should you
.let me aak Of you some advice as to
a matter concerning him you seem to
lovp.” yknd she glanced at Jean., who
wai standing in the floorwtyi *lth his
The totted*, if ihe fell any surprise,
_allowed none, for he answered"’ her
j Uttering a vile oath, Etienne strode
; forward, and rseizing him by the eol
: ter, dragged-^the boy from the chair
and began striking him.
“Monsieur Etienne, do not you do
| that!” cried Margot, rushing toward
: him. “Ah, mon Dieu! How can you
i have the heart, and at such a time
I as this?”
) Jean was struggling in a wild fury,
using feet and hands to defend him
self, which he did in a way that
brought to the lieutenant’s mind the
scene cl two years before, in the Tuil
I eries garden.
“Hold, Monsieur le Baron,” ne said,
distinctly and caimly. “1 have the
right to tell you that you cannot thus
assert your authority in my presence,”
Etienne, as once before, released
Jean, ami turned to face the speaker,
to whom the boy now rushed, cling
ing to him with a storm of passionate
scbs. coming partly from anger, and
partly from a bruised heart.
Margot had drawn nearer to his
side; and, as Jean’s sobs ceased, the
three confronted Etienne, who now
burst into a loud, derisive laugh.
“What can a bastard* and the
friends and champions of a bastard,
expect better" he -demanded,
| speaking deliberately^ bis pale face ^
[distorted by malice.
| Margot started TtfdTgiia'irrty. an
: angry flame springing itto her eyes;
! and the lieutenant said in a low tone,
; whose very calmness was a menace,
| “It is scarcely the act of a gentleman
to insiilt the defenseless and the
"Insult!” cried Etienne, now letting
loose all the vials of his hatred and
malignity. - “Peste! How can fee be
other than I call him, when his mother
| was no wife?” .
“ Tis false!” declared Margot, for
getting everything like habitual re
spects ■ ..
“It is not,” Etienne retorted; “and
won are a liar when you say other
wise.” .
Jean, with paling face, his hurting
eyes fastened upon Ma brother,
seemed stunned. nr
“It Etienne repeated less
the late trnrrmnr utlririuit ....
ago, to,, I regret to say, a madhouse*
at Paris. Bui mad, or sann/ she^-Was
. the baronne; and that other wofoan,’
the mother of yodr yo*ng wb&p there; i
was no wife of my ^fathePi as you
ipvist how admit. The; church. woufc
newer recognize her as bis wife/he -
being a true Catholic, and no ;priesi.
performing the marriage ceremQnj/'
between him and that cursed Hugue
not ■ 4 1.. , r 4 . _ ^ J
Etienne uttered an epithet too Wile]
for repetition—an epithet that stung ]
to madness the listening boy, who/
with , a cry of rage, such as might ‘
, aome from a new Cain wakenen to
,ltfV snatched a dagafdt fr6m ^ bffefc]
The slight form reeled and fc3, a
crumpled heap, upon the floor, while
Margot, with a shriek that brought
the soldier flying from his post in
the hall, Jell upon her knees, and
. tried, with her apron, to stanch the
flowing blood.
Jean had turned to flee; but an iron
grip on his shoulder held him, and
looking up, he fell to trembling and
shivering, as he met the stern eyes of
his friend, looking as he had never
before seen them.
“Where would you go?” inquired a
low voice, whose measured calm
matched the look of the eyes.
The boy stood silent.
The lieutenant, still holding him
fast, moved to where Margot and the
soldier were kneeling beside Etienne, j
and Jean met the wild-eyed regard of
the wounded man. from whose white
lips now poured a flood of profanity,
mingled with threats of vengeance |
against the boy, whom he ordered to j
leave the apartment.
The lieutenant turned away with a ;
scornful laugh, half-suppressed, but j
which Jean heard; and. taking heart, j
the lad t looked beseechingly upward, ,
as if asking pardon for his mad act.
“Come away—come away, my De J
Soto." whispered the officer; and j
bending he kissed the tear-wet cheek. 1
’“He has a venomous nature, truly, and '
one cannot be greatly blamed for ;
treating a dog aa he deserves.”
Then, gathering up the papers at
which he had been looking, be thrust
them into his pocket, and motioned
Jean to follow him from the room.
Here Margot joined them, on her i
way to summon Tatro, that he might
assist the soldier in getting Etienne
to his own apartments- •
Early next morning the household [
was astir—all save Etienne, who, al
though his wound proved to be blit :
slight, kept to his. bed, with Tatro in |
attendance; and before noon all but
these two had left the chateau and
t set out upon their various routes—
Margot with Jean and Perry, for Tou
lon, in company with the soldier Gre- j
loire, sent by the lieutenant to escort ■
At a fork in the highway, where
their ipads parted, Jean turned in his i
saddle to look after the slender fig- j
ure riding away at the bead of his
Turning his head, as if he felt the
boy’s longing eyes, the lieutenant
smiled and waved his hand. Then,
putting spurs to his horse, he rode
j swiftly from sight, followed by his sol
After a last backward look toward
the vacant space that had held the ;
one he loved best on earth, Jean
started his horse onward, to overtake
the lumbering vehicle, driven by
Pierre, and containing Margot and all
the travelers’ belongings.
(To be continued.)
He Obeyed His Orders.
John was the new English butler in
the employ of a Philadelphia family.
When John first came he was told by
the mistress of the house that she was
always at home to her sister, who
was a frequent visitor to the house.
The sister in question was pointed
out to John on her next visit, and
1 the mistress was satisfied in her mind
that John would obey orders.
Every time the sister called John
would admit the welcome guest with
reverent respect. It was her custom
to ask him before entering if his mis
tress was in, and it always happened
that she was, so John would nod and
profoundly bow her in.
But one day it happened that his j
mistress was out when the Sister '
; called. When John went to the door
she, as usual, asked if her sister was
-in. to which John nodded in the
affirmative and bowed her in. John’s
business at that moment took him out
in the yard, and he left her in the
Divesting herself of her wraps, the
visitor began to look to? her sister,
but seeing no signs of her downstairs
concluded that she was on one of the
upper floors, and w'ent upstairs. Of
course, she failed to find her, and,
thinking that the butler might be
mistaken, went downstairs to inquire
of him again. She found him out in
the yard, and railing to him, asked If 1
he thought his mistress had gone out,
as she could not find her in the
John, after meditating a moment,
"Yes, mum, she h’is h’out.”
“Out!” exclaimed the sister; "why,
I thought you said she was at home?"
• "Yes, mum,” came the Bolemn re
ply, "but she-tol’ me that she was al
ways at ’ome to you!”—Lippincottls
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The California Harvester.
When dawn is red over the Califor
nia wheat fields, says Everybody’s
Magazine, a leviathan comes lumber
ipg down the road, shooting out heavy
clouds of smoke, and -falls to attoek
ing the grain. This machine. heavy
as a church and complicated as a
watch, is a mechanical marvel. Be
fore. goes a lumbering engine with a
Heavy stack, and a firebox that vom
its out dense fiames from a hot pe
troleum fire. Behind, it Is all levers
Hnd Mg pillars and: curious devices
qf steel. It works with the complex
accuracy of a human being. The
sickle buzzes,'and the heads-from a
30-foot swath tfatt smoothly on a can
vas bed. - You catch glimpses of them
rjishing here and there through the
complex mechanism, and presently a
laborer, who has bee% very biisy with
s|r»me sacks, jerks down a lever
E i! Out tumble four fat bags ol
y l At the other end. a man with
\d ' shovel works lifce^'mad, clearing
away d pile of- ehaff%nd short, crum
pled ' s*raw.r : This an that the ig
ljorant obttervef ~**ees< dutyengi
neer eah'tefl ydd he# the gvltfip/which
idbd Ib -pfUnd aTmv a ttittube before,
if now ready for mill—a month’s work
.ip five minute*. ---
.b^oL te- c-ivv V
j -Big Stalks of Corn,
j George. Coqk took tw§, sjalks of corn
jU£e; world’s, fair tbit, measured V
•■fleet In /length.It wdurff’ have r&
xjuired a ten-root' sfeplad'der fe’r'a man
tp have beeu nhie4b pkli'the‘ears of
(tarn from the' Stalks when standing
straight up.—Byron (O. T.) Repub
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1 A hoadoff ftnWon. state*
|fc»trtte45ew wtaji** oolt^ wtlBb* "em*.
. aence”—the peculiar, shade of
’worn by cardinals.
mese paragrapns are irom tne
Forethought Note Books of the Ar
cade Index Library.
For twenty years I have been a be
liever in local news, or tha. kind of lo
cal news which mentions some per
son, place or thing in a way to inter
est and benefit the readers of the
local publication. Local news deals
with the present and future, while lo
cal history deals with the past. Local
history is next to local news in value,
but some editors do not like local his
tory. Editorial dislike for local his
tory is generally due to the way it
has been presented. By boiling the
historical articles down and mixing
with good news copy both are im
proved and accepted, by the editor.
Better local news letters might be
secured by editors, and with less ef»
fort, could local writers understand
the personal and neighborhood value
in readable paragraphs in the local
newspaper. Personally it is next to
going away to school or on a vacation
trip to interview, observe and write
something worth reading and every
man, woman and child sees, hears,
reads and thinks of something every
week worth securing for a news let
There was a time when it would
have assisted me in my local news
work to have had sample paragraphs
like the following, because frequently
we do not see or think because we do
not know how and a sample teaches
more than rules or directions:
A little gold band ring on the third
finger of ten-year-old Victor Mador
may’s right hand became caught on a
nail rn a fence and the finger was al
most severed. A surgeon amputated
the finger. v
Down at Appleton the other day
they had a debate in one of the
schools. The question was, “Re
solved, that a boy is less expensive
than a girl and more useful to
his parents.” The affirmative won.
How’s that for corruption of morals?
Love cf children is nothing; the ques
tion to-day is, how much are they
Judge’s Petition to Heaven Mixed with
Legal Phraseology.
Friends of Judge Alfred Coit of the
Probate court at New London, Conn.,
have cost him many dinners lately by
a joke of which his sixteen-year-old
daughter, Gertrude, was the promul
The judge, accompanied by his
daughter, can be seen bathing every
morning. Both are experts, and
often swim out far from sight. A few
mornings ago they had got about fifty
yards from shore when the judge, who
by the way is a very religious man,
exclaimed in agony:
“Daughter, I’ve got a cramp. Save
yourself and swim to shore!” And he
lifted his eyes upward as if in prayer.
But his daughter dived down back of
him and extracted from the giant
member of his pedal extremity a large
cow crab. Both then swam to shore.
That night on the veranda of Judge
Colt’s home he was relating the ex
“Dad,” said his daughter Gertrude
affectionately, “do you know what you
said in your prayer at that time?”
“CeTtainlv,” replied the judge. “I
quoted ‘Thy will be done.’
“ ‘No,’ said his daughter, ‘you didn’t.
You said ‘Thy will be filed.’”—New
York Times.
Gruesome Advertising.
New York has always had quite as
many curiosities in the way of adver
tising as any other large city, but a
firm of undertakers who are doing up
the outside of a building on a main
thoroughfare for their occupancy have
something that is probably not to be
equaled in the world. It is a brick
building of good size which they have
had painted black, the intersection of
the bricks outlined with white, and to (
add to this funeral appearance they ,
have painted across the front in large
letters, also in black and white, the
word “Undertakers.” This structure
IS on Sixth avenue, and stands out in
gruesome fashion from the other busi
ness buildings which surround it.—
New York Times.
,f . Hja Proposal.
He wa6 an ingenious^man and she
was an unsuspecting damsel.
“Bet ua.” he said, “pretend that you
are Canada and I am the . United
“Oh, I don’t like these geographi
cal games,” she replied. “They re
quire so much thinking.”
“But this doesn’t require any at
all.”, he insisted. . - - . ^
“How do you play it?” she asked.
“Why, I simply annex you,” he an
swered. . .
“It's not such a bad game,” she ad
mitted after awhile.
Military Critic Is Degraded.
A German military court of honor
has deprived Col. Gadke, the military
critic erf the Berliner Tageblatt, of the
right to wear uniform and to use his
military title, on account of an article
pajUiatfng regicide on the occasion of
the assassination ©f King Alexander
of Servian Gol. Gadke.who is now in .
tbs far East, has been out of favor
In military circles for a long time, ow
ing to his free criticisms of German
army method8.: _i \> \v ■■
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Dangerous-Cass*. —
“What be*sMne;>’tif the* brilliant
yout-5 lawyer?"-.r I 0 *•
“Bhvlell by the wayside. Too many
BagCf i **_ .
“But J didn’t Jthink a lawyer could
have too many cases?*,
j *?<*—champagne
I : X.' T: ( ' $■»/*_ '■ a j f~ t”-, *•. £*. -. *.
Prosperous Benevolent Society,
i The, Portuguese fa*. California *ay« a
heoaTolsnt, .and, .social ;organwatioa
^vPirfaio ife&ko,
merober^^OM,^. tfc^hregainr^.
J. H. Sears, who lives in Lincoln,
Neb., has a hive of bees in his bed
room. Since the bees began to make
their home in his room he has taken
more than forty-five pounds of honey
from the hive. The swarm was cap
tured a year ago, and Mr. Sears had
no yard, so he decided to keep the
bees in the house. He leaves a window
slightly open so as to allow the bees
to go in and out. and a modern hive is
provided for them. The bees seem to
know’ that Mr. Sears is their friend
and do not attack him.
A tramp stole a bar of soap from
Richard Carr's residence and tried to
make off with it. but was overtaken
and collared by the owner of the soap
and brought before Mayor Shiek. As
, the eulprit pleaded that he absolute
- ly needed the soap, the mayor gave
him an hour to get out of town and
Mr. Carr gave him the soap. He stop
j ped near the stone quarry to take a
Claude Monan, who has been work
ing at the Kellogg farm, became in
toxicated recently, and about 6
o'clock in the evening went to the
L. S. and M. S. Ry. depot and in the
gents’ closet took off all his clothes
except his underclothing. Hanging
his doffed garments on a hook, he
went to the ticket office and asked 1
Agent John Phibbs where his room
was. as he wanted to go to bed. Mr.
Phibbs -saw his condition and tele
phoned to the marshal. Monan heard
him cal! for the marshal and struck
out in his scant clothing and bare
footed. Marshal Craig arrived and
looked in every direction, but was
unable to locate him. Later it was
learned that he had gone home and
to bed. His clothes were still hang
ing in the depot this noon and what
there was left of a bottle of whisky in
one of the pockets. He probably was
surprised when he woke up this morn
<* • •
If you are a correspondent of any
newspaper I would suggest that you
start and keep going a scrap boob on
good sample local news items.
HotchRiss Uses Larger Ammunition
Than the Gatling Device.
The first machine gun of any note
was the Gatling. The original Gatling
hail ten barrels placed in a circle, with
a breech mechanism so arranged that
by turning a crank these barrels were
successively fired, the cartridges be- !
ing placed in a small hopper situated j
on the top of the gun.
The Hotchkiss was a similar gun, i
having a similar arrangement of bar-!
rels, but a totally different form of
mechanism. The Hotchkiss system,
however, was used for a larger type
of ammunition than the Gatling. The
Frencfa mitrailleuse had thirty barrels.
They were all loaded at the same time
end all fired simultaneously. The re
coil was so great that It had to be
mounted in the same manner as a field
piece, on a heavy carriage, requiring
six horses. The apparatus was clum
sy, difficult to operate and had a com
paratively slow rate of fire.
The Nordenfeldt gun consists of a
series of barrels arranged side by side,
like organ pipes. The Nordenfeldt gun
generally has five barrels, and the me
chanism is worked by a lever, the cart
ridges falling down from a hopper on
the top of the arm into position, where
the mechanism thrusts them into the i
barrel, fires them and extracts the,
empty case. This gun is of great sim
plicity, and for a time went into ex
tensive use.
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The Balm of the Forest.
Here in the tangnrrrous silence, where
sunlight, with shade interlaces.
Let my soul steep.
And from the well-springs or beautv,
whirh time neither mars nor ef
Let me drink deep!
Far from the riotous throbbing of busv
humanity bustling, y
Here is a balm;
Only a marvelous bird-song or music o{
glad loaves low rustling.
Breaks the sweet calm.
Oh! to be friends with the lichens the
• low creeping vines, and the mosses
There cWs© to lie;
Gazing aloft at each pine-plume that
airfly, playfully tosses
’Neath the blue sky.
0h! to be near Vo the beautv. and in
finite grandeur of all thinks
Simple and free;
Held by the "magic that ages have
wrought In tire great, and the small
For you and me.
—Katharine G. Terry In Lipplnoott’a.
Rides Bike Backward.
Albert Hunter, a trick cyclist of
England, is able to accomplish great
feats riding his wheel backward. Not
long ago he made a run of four miles
in twenty-two minutes riding hind
wheel foremost. Although there were
several steep hills on the way. Hunter
never once dismounted nor was he as
sisted in any way. He passed three
carriages, a motor car and several
Wheelmen. — —
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1 - Would Change Name of Town.
The people of ■ Parachute, Col!, are
tired of the name of their town and
have petitioned the postoflice depart
ment at1 Washington to 1 have it
changed, They believe Grand Talley
would sotfnd better and convey more
meaning tbttn Parachute, And the
powers that be at the national capital,
as well as the railroads tapping this
bustling town, take the same view.
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tfvfng Urges Simplicity.
I Sir Henry Irving does" not approve
df the oveflavish 'mountlpg occasion
ally witnessed- tnaSlftfkdspearean pro
ductions.-' He acknowledges that Ve
should toe grateful tbr any productions,
hut nrges-tia la “beware overlaying
the poet’s work?; with too realistic a 1
nothing to,the
imagination,- which can but make the <
judiewts, grieve,’T rs ;
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Japanese Mcrnfng Gowns.
The Japanese materials—silks, pon
gees, printed stuffs and transparencies
j —have given us some wonderful
gowns. Many of these are built in the
kimona style familiar because of the
many cheap kimonas that are sold in
the shops, but otherwise they bear no
resemblance to the cheap variety, as
they are handsome and very expenisve.
One can buy Japanese silk and make
it in kimona shape. Then one can em
broider it down each side of the front
in great sprays of flowers, carrying
the same trimming around the hem,
wide and variegated.
' The more elaborate the embroidery
the more oriental the gown will ap
pear. All must he done by hand and
the embroidery must be big, brilliant
and very decorative.
Girl’s Dress with Handkerchief Bertha.
Simple frocks made with shaped
berthas are exceedingly becoming to
little girls and are as fashionable as
they are attractive. This one shows
the. long-waisted effect that is so pope
lar, ana is maue ui
gendarme blue
sashmere, com
1 bined with a yoke
af lace and bertha
ind cuffs of the
naterial, embroid
sred in eyelet style,
but the design is
squally well suited
to all simple and
thildish materials.
» and, when liKea,
the birtha can be made from embroid
ered edging, mitred at the points.
The dress consists of the body lining,
which is faced to form the yoke, the
full vcaist and the skirt. The waist
is gathered at both upper and lower
edges and arranged over the lining and
the two are joined to the skirt, the
seam being concealed by the sash.
The sleeves are in bishop style, with
straight cuffs, and the bertha is ar
ranged over the waist, outlining the
shallow yoke.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size (6 years) is 4%
yards 27 inches wide, 3% yards 44
inches wide or 2$i yards 52 inches
wide, with one-half yard of lace for
yoke and cutfs.
Vests and Waistcoats.
Many are the hints and suggestions
of the directoire modes—those lines
and leanings that are so fashionable
for street and formal wear Vests and
w'aistcoats of almost every type are to
be seen, from the incrediably short
one that ends at the bust and fastens
over in double-breasted style for its
short length on down to the severely
fitted type of the masculine garment.
The broad revers of this style, too, are
often seen, and the fitted lines that
complete the mode, the hip seam and
tig pocket flaps have their due share
gf representation.
Then there are the designs that are
tharacteristic of this class of garment
and of no other. Surplice effects are
cleverly managed, revers of velvet in
terlined with a feather-weight princess
haircloth that makes them retain their
shape without crushing or curling (this
is a secret culled from a Parisian ate
lier of the modej, and braiding in the
most simple of the most intricate de
signs are used with these. The vest is
quite a feature with these sufplice ef
fects, and many are the Changes rung
upon it.
Combination in Trimmings.
A favorite combination for trimming
cloth suits seems to be velvet of a
contrasting shade, appllqued with fine
black silk braid and edged with bul
lion. A tailored suit of fancy blue
broadcloth has turned-back collar and
cuffs to match In cardinal velvet, fin
ished with an Inch-wide braid of gold
bullion. From the bullion ran small
straps of black silk braid, stitched on
the red velvet and finished with small
black silk buttons.
Kilted Skirt with Round Yoke.
Skirts that are plaited below a
smooth-fitting yoke are among (he
smartest of all smart things for the
ooming season and will be worn for
all fltredt costumes. This one ts pe
culiarly chic and attractive and is so
arranged as to give ^ —
a plain effect at the t
front, which ia ml- ||
wayB desirable. As
Illustrated it is
made of cheviot In it
mixed shades of"
brown and tan,
trimmed with hand
some brown braid,
but is suited to ell u^2hsP^*
seasonable materials. As a matter of
course the trimming can be varied
to suit the individual taste, but little
pitraps coming from beneath each plait
are eminently stylish and attractive.
The skirt is cut in seven gores and
Is laid in backward, turning plaits
which meet at 4h§ centre back, where
the closing is made. , The yoke is cir
cular and is stitched to the skirt with
corticelli silk, the trimming straps con
cealing. the seam at sides and back.
As illustrated, it is made ip instep
length,, which is the prevailing one for
the incoming season, but can be made
still shorter whenever desired.
| The quantity. ,<jf, material -required
for the medium size is 8V5 yards 27
nches wi^e,'5i4 yards 44 inches wide
» 5 yards 52 Inches wide.
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HomeWatfe Trimming for Dresses.
I This is ccmAocfietf- with fine cord
lomewhat thicker than tbe coarsest
Tflishet thread.#creel of cotton thread,
md gu ordinary noodle. Begin by
taking a round .or oblong center by
soiling the thread.aad sewing it firmly
ound by tou»4 until m disc of tha de
ilred sine is made; this mar be sur- :
ounded by ioqpe alao sew* to place,
’lalthhg oord a iso-into a flat grim and
Lform your pg#«r*L:* ibwlty gaHocc
y be made by three 0/ these flat
circles with loops aX round, placed
side by side and attached to an oval
formed of the plaited braid; then place
twenty-four of the flat circles, without
any edge, side ry side above the bra’fl,
and add another row of braid on the'
outside; fourteen Btars on the Outride
like the three in the center and a con
tinuous row of these make a pretty*
galloon. The work requires to bp
neatly done to hide the stitches, and If
is quite inexpensive.
Machine Stitching Favored.
For the dressier gowns this f*li
much machine stitching is used It is
an excellent imitation of haher-work/'
and when used in a shade lighter or
darker than the frock gives it a charm
ing decorative note.
The dainty chemisette or dicky is a
noticeable style tendency of the mo
ment. Very many of the waists,
whether for street or indoor wear are *
cut with a V neck and worn with a
lace or embroidered chemisette. Thfs
fyings the rever into fashion again,
t*nd there are revers of all sorts' and
dizes. ■ There are smart, mannish re
vers of velvet, and also double and
triple revers graduating in size as
well as draped revers. which often
show a touch of shirring. When the
revers and cuffs of a bodice are' of
velvet, it is quite the fashion tti have
the hat worn with the frock of velvet
matching thajn in color.
Style* to Hat*.
Our present styles and models fn
mfllinerv will be by no means accept^sl
as the final word for tlie entire sea
son. New shapes and tWrPnifngs are
being and wH! rontlntre to lie intro
dueed tbronghont the winter, and evpp
new dolors. The hat to match ’ tht
gown has had the greatest vogije fflir’
ing the early fall, and gives promise ov
lasting popularity.
The all-black hat. however, has Ihr
virtue ot general utility, and I* belm
particularly exploited tftthih tifo 1as>
few weeks. The crowns vary Slight!}
in size and shape, and the trftrtfirajr
sometimes encircles it and sometime
is massed to the front and a lit fie tf *
the left side. It has been tatitnalccA
that tire English walking hat wft
i again find favor in the new beater.*
and felts. They are g6od with jfiah'
tailor-made gowns, although tarbaih
and toques have rather carried th*
day thu* far.
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Coat With Vest.
The vest effect makes a promineri '
feature of the season and is apparent
in ali the latest : 4
! coats and jackets. ^
j This very attrae* '
tive model iB
| adapted both to
the suit and the
general wrap and 4
to the entire m
range of season
able m a t e r i a Is. V
but, as illustrated, 2
is made of black 4m
velvet and the
waistcoat of heavy |
wuiue oujw ana me m ■iMatwxh
little turn-over collar finished wu j.
embroidery'. The combination of ma
terials is singularly effective but ti}&
vest is equally cojrect when .made
from cloth, vesting or any contras ting
material that may be preferred.'
The coat consists of the fronts'
■ backs, and under-arm gores, the ye^t
being separate and arranged under
the fronts on the indicated iiqes. tktt
sleeves are large and full at the
shoulders, narrower at the wrists iirid
are finished witn roll-over flare etTffr.
The quantity of material required
for the medium sire is 4 yards' ?1
inches w ide, 2 yards 44 inches wltfrf
or 1% yards 52 inches wide, with ?
yard 21 or 27 or % yards 44 ihehes
wide for vest.
Combinations in Stock*.
Peculiar combinations are shown in
the new stocks. A high stock of
pique is edged with a stole ia mfcila
ture of point de venise, and unfit11*
this is run a shirred ruffle of net edged
with lace. The stock close# in the
front with a stiff little bow, exactly
like the one which the tailored gtrl
wears with her linen edllar. Some
stocks are so deep that they fall below
the shoulder line lfke a bertha. For
this, net and silk ruffles alternate."or
lace and ribbon pleatings rise one
above the Other, the finish biting a
bow with long loops and ends. * ■ ‘
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Escal loped Potatoes.
Pare, slice thin, pack into a pud
ding yilsh, cover with ^tightly saltell
hot water, turn a plate or dish over
the top and cook fifteen mlmites after
they begin to simmer. Then draw off
the water, put a good lump of butter
upon the hot potatoes and let It melt
and sink into them. Have! ready' some
boiling milk, well seasoned With salt,
pepper, onion juice and minced pars- ‘
lev; pour over the potatoes, bake cov
ered for fifteen minutes, then brown.
Waterproof Hat for Women.
An inventive Austrian has designed
a waterproof hat for Women thht Is a'
wonder in its way. He has prepared
celluloid hi a special manner, permit
ting of its being Woven into imitations
of the most delicate straw and model
ed into the most natural ftowertr.
These hats are being worn to a ebtrtfld-1''0
arable extent 4n this city amt are im
pervious to the heaviest downpour of
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Rough Felt Hats. “
Some rough felt hats have brims of*
Mick, while the wide punched-iTor
crwtted crown is of some other cakir^1*
for instance, grass-green, deep S?*
son or creamy white. ';These are gen-w
erally trimmed with Mack fO>b0'n 51
gathered around the crown, bows p/
gf« cock's tajt pl^g*
couteaux to match the crown ^
1 If the tougha wove Ml wires led frn-fr1*
Jails woald be filled with beefsteaks.