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r. ty. Jacobs
An Odd Freak
(Copjrrltflit. Dodd. Xcud Company
"Speaking o" money." said the night
watchman thoughtfully, as he selected
an empty scai box on the wharf for a
j--eat, "the whole world would ba dif
ferent if we all 'ad more of it. It would
be a orighter and a 'appier place for
"Of. course. it's the being short that
sharrens people," he admitted thought
fully; "the sharrcst man I ever knew
never 'ad a ha'penny in 'is pocket, and
the ""ways 'e had o getting other chaps
to ray for 'is beer would ha' made 'is
fortln at the law If 'e'd only 'ad ttie
.ddication. Playful little chap 'e was.
I've seen men wot didn't know 'ini
stand 'im a pot o beer and then foller
'Im up the road to see 'im knock down
a policeman as 'e'd promised. They'd
1 oiler 'im to the fust policeman 'e met,
:m' then 'e'd, point them out and say
they were goin' to half kill 'im, an'
the policeman 'ud Just stroll up an'
ask 'em wot they were 'anging about
for, but I never 'eard of a chap telling
im. They used to go away struck all
r a 'cap. He died in the accident
ward of the London horsepittle, poor
He shook his head thoughtfully, and
ignoring the statement of a watchman
at the next wharf that it was a fine
evening, shifted bis quid and laughed
"The funniest way o' raising the
wind I ever 'eard of." he said in ex
planation, "was cne that 'appened
iibout 15 years ago. I'd just taken my
discharge as A. B. from the North
Star, trading between here and the
Australian ports, and the men wot the
thing 'appened to was shipmates o'
mine, although on'y firemen.
"In about a week arter we was paid
oft at the Albert docks these chaps
was all cleaned out, and they was all
iu despair, with a thirst wot wasn't
half quenched and a spree wot was
on'y in a manner o' speaking just be
gun, and at the end of that time they
tame round to a room wot I 'ad, to
Kee wot could be done. There was
four of 'em in all; old Sam Small, Gin
ger Dick. Peter Russet and a orphan
nery of Sam's whose father and moth
er was dead. The mother 'ad been 'alf
nigger an 'alf Malay when she was
living, and Sam was always pertlckler
careful to point out that his nevy took
arter 'er. It was enough to make the
pore woman turn in 'er grave to say
so. but Sam used to say that 'e
owed it to 'is brother to explain.
" 'Wot's to be done?' ses Peter Rus
sot. arter they'd ail said wot miserable
chaps they was, an' 'ow badly sailor
men was paid. 'We're all going to
sign on in the Land's Epd, but she
doesn't sail for a fortnight; wot's to
1k done in the meantime for to live?'
" 'There's your watch. Peter.' ses old
Sam, dreamy-like, 'and there's Ginger's
ring. It's a good job you kep' that
ring, Ginger. We're all in the same
boat, mates, an I on'y wish as I'd got
something for the general good. It's
'aving an orphan nevy wot's kep' me
" 'Stow it,' ses the nevy, short-like.
"'Everything's agin us.' ses old
Sam. "There's them four green par
rots I brought from Brazil, all dead.'
"'So are my two monkeys,' ses
Peter Russet, shaking 'is 'ead; 'they
used to sleep with me, too.'
"Talking about monkeys,' ses Gin
ger Dick, interrupting old Sam sud
denly, 'wot about young Beauty here?'
"'Well, wot about him?' ses the
nevy, in a nasty sort o' way.
"W'y, 'e's worth 40 monkeys an'
millions o green parrots,' ses Ginger,
.starting up: 'an here e is a-wasUng
of 'is opportunities, going about
dressed like a Christian. Open youi
mouth, Beauty, and stick your tongue
out and roll your eyes a bit.'
'"W'y not leave well alone. Gin
ger?' ses Russet; and I thought so
too. Young Beauty was quite enough
for me without that.
" 'Ter 'bilge me,' ses Ginger, anxious
ly, 'just make yourself as ugly as wot
you can, Beauty.'
'"Leave 'im alone.' ses old Sam. as
his nevy snarlfd at 'em. 'You ain't
everybody's money yourself. Ginger.'
"'I tell you, mates.' ses Ginger,
speaking very slow and solemn,
'there's a fortin in 'Im. I was lookla'
at 'im just now, trying to think who 'e
reminded me of. At fust I thought it
was that big stuffed monkey we saw
at Melbourne, then I suddenly remem
bered it was a wild man of Borneo I
see when I was a kid up in Sunder
land. When I say 'e was a 'andsome.
Girls Kept in
Two Young Women Are Scared by An
imal and Lose Their Way.
Lock Haven. Pa. Two young ladles.
orae from this city and the other from
Williamsport, spent a night or terror
in the Clinton county mountains in the
vicinity of Hyner. The ladies were in
search of game, became frightenea 1y
as ifgtt hear, lost their bearings End
ONLY MORTAL AFTER ALL
"When 1 went to church hist Sun
Cay'." said a young woman' visiting
in Washington. I sat directly behind
high executive officer whom I have
r-ided as almost more than mortal.
I tried no": t? ?? rde and stare at him
too -much, but X could not help my
eyes: wandering toward him occasion
ally.; I glanced at him just once, near
the end of the sermon, and what do
youthlak he was' doing? He was
j gcod-'arted looking gentleman along
, side o' ycu, Beauty, do you begin to
get my meaning?
"'Wot's the idea,, Ginger?' ses Sam,
getting up to lend me and Russet a
'and with 'is nevy. -
" 'My idea is this, ses Ginger; 'take
'is does" off 'im and dress im up In
that there winderblind, or something
o' the kind; tie 'im up wilh a bit o'
line, and take 'im around to Ted Red
dish in the 'Ighway and sell 'im.for a
'undred quid as a wild man of Borneo.'
" 'Wot?' screams Beauty, in an
awful voice. 'Let go, Peter; let go,
""Old your noise. Beauty, while
your elders is speaking,' ses 'Is uncle,
and I could see 'e was struck with the
" 'You jest try dressing me up in a
winder-blind,' ses his nevy, half-crying
" 'Listen to reason, Beauty.' ses Gin
ger; 'you'll 'ave your share of the tin;
it'll only be for a day or two, and then
when we've cleared out you can make
your escape, and there'll be 25 pounds
for each of us.
"None of 'em said a word about me;
two of 'em was sitting on my bed;
Ginger was using a 'ankerchief o' mine
wot 'e found in the fireplace, and
Teter Russet 'ad 'ad a drink out o'
the jug on my washstand, and yet they
Knock Down a Policeman as 'e'd
never even mentioned me. That's fire
men all over, and that's 'ow it is they
got themselves so disliked.
"It took 'em best part of an 'our
to talk round young Beauty, an' the
langwidge they see fit to use made me
thankful to think that the parrots
didn't live to larn it.
"You never saw anything like
Beauty when they 'ad finished with
'Im. If 'e was bad In 'is does, 'e was
a perfeck horror without 'em. Ginger
Dick faked 'im up beautiful, but there
was no pleasing 'im. Fust he found
fault with the winder-blind, which 'e
said didn't fit; then 'e grumbled about
going barefoot, then 'e wanted some
think to 'ide 'is legs, which was
natural considering the shape of 'em.
" 'We must 'ave a cab," ses old Sam.
"Ginger went out fust and opened
the cab door, and then stcod there
waiting becos at the last moment the
wild man said the winder-blind was
slipping down. They got 'im out at
last, but before e could get in the cab
was goiug up the road at ten miles
an hour, with Ginger 'anging on to the
door calling to it to stop.
"There was a fine scene at Ted Red
dish's door. Ginger said that if there
was a bit of a struggle it would be a
good advertisement for Ted Reddish.
"'Wot's all this?' ses Reddish, who
was a tall, thin man, with a dark mus
tache. "'It's a wild man o Borneo,' ses
Ginger, panting; 'we caught 'im in a
forest in Brazil, an' we've come 'ere
to give you the fust offer.'
" "E ain't a very fine specimen,' ses
Ted Reddish, at last.
'"It's the red side-whiskers I don't
like," ses his wife. 'Besides, who ever
'card of a wild man in a collar an'
"'Oh. I beg your pardin.' ses Mrs.
Reddish to Ginger, very polite. 'I
thought it was funny a wild man should
be wearing a collar. It's my mistake.
That's the wild man, I 'spose, on the
"'He don't look .wild enough," ses
"No; 'e's much too tame,' ses 'is
wife, shaking her yaller curls.
"The chaps all looked at each other
then, and the wild man began to think
it was time he did somethink; and the
nearest thing 'andy being Ginger's leg,
'e put 'is teeth into it. Anybody might
ha' thought Ginger was the wild man
then, the way 'e went on, and Mrs.
Reddish said that even if he so far for
got hisself as to use sich langwidge
afre 'er. 'e oughtn't to before a poor
'"How much do you want for 'im?'
Woods by Bear
were not found until Sunday morn
ing by the searchers who scoured the
mountains all night with flaming
fagots of pitch pine.
G. A. Simpson, of Williamsport. is
the superintendent of the Hyner Rail
road company, which is operating in
that vicinity. Hhj daughter. Miss
Murial. accompanied by Miss Levina
Emerlck. of this dty, started on a
hunting expeditioa- intending to re
yawning, and he yawned a large and
vigorous yawn, which came on him so
suddenly that he did not have time to
hide, it behind his hand. I must con
fess that I was delighted. My venera
tion for the executive officer Is. just
as great as it ever was. but I am glad
I found out with my own eyes that
he is subject to ordinary human weak
nesses and cannot help yawning dur
ing a sermon."
r " 1 or
ses Ted Reddish, arter Ginger 'ad got
'is leg awajv.and taken, it, to the -winder
to look at it.
" 'One 'undred pounds,' ses old Sam.
" 'It's agin our way of doing busi
ness, ses Ted Reddish. 'If it 'ud been
a lion or -a tiger we could, but wild
men we never do.'
" 'The thing is,' ses Mrs. Reddish, as
the wild man started on Russet's leg
and was pulled off by Sam and Ginger,
'where to put 'im.'
" 'Well, we must put 'Im In a cage
by hisself, I s'pose.' ses Reddish, 'but
we can't be put to much expense. I'm
sure the money we spent in cat's meat
for the last wild man we 'ad was
" 'Don't you spend too much money
on cat's meat for 'Im.' ses Sam, "e'd
very likely leave it. Bringing 'im 'ome,
we used to give 'im the same as we
'ad ourselves, and he got on all right.'
" 'But 'ow am I to escape when
you've got the brass?' ses the wild
" 'We'll look arter that,' ses Ginger,
who 'adn't got the least idea.
"The wild man 'ad a little show for
the last time, jist to impress Ted Red
dish, an' it was pretty to see the way
William 'andled 'im. The look on the
wild man's face showed as 'ow it was
a revelashun to 'im. Then 'is three
mates took a last look at 'im and went
"For the fust day Sam felt uneasy
about 'im, and used to tell us tales
about 'is dead brother which made us
think Beauty was lucky to take arter
'is mother; but it wore off, and the
next night, in the Admiral Cochrane,
'e put 'is 'ead on Ginger's shoulder,
and wep' for 'appiness as 'e spoke of
'is nevy's home at "Appy Cottage.'
"On the third day Sam was for go
ing round in the morning for the
money, but Ginger said it wasn't ad
visable to show any 'aste; so they left
it to the evening, and Peter Russet
wrote Sam a letter signed 'Barnum.'
offering 'im two 'undred for the wild
man,- in case Ted Reddish should
want to beat 'em down. They all 'ad
a drink before they went In, and was
smiling with good temper to sich an
extent that they 'ad to wait a minute
to get their faces straight afore going
"'Come in," ses Reddish, and they
follered 'im into the parlor, where
Mrs. Reddish was sitting in a arm
chair shaking 'er 'ead and looking at
the carpet very sorrowful.-
" '1 was afraid you'd come,' she ses,
in a low voice.
" 'So was I,' ses Reddish.
" 'What for?' ses old Sam. It didn't
look much like money, and 'e felt
"'We've 'ad a loss,' ses Mrs. Red
dish. She touched 'erself. and then
they see she was all in black, and
that Ted Reddish was wearing a black
tie and a bit o' crape round 'is arm.
"'Sorry to 'ear It, mum,' ses old
" 'It was very sudden, too,' ses Mrs.
Reddish, wiping 'er eyes.
'"That's better than laying long,'
ses Peter Russet, comforting like.
"Ginger Dick gives a cough. 'Twenty
five pounds was wot 'e'd come for;
not to 'ear this sort o' talk.'
" 'We've been in the wild .beast line
seven-an'-twenty years.' ses Mrs. Red-
"Wot's All This?" Ses Reddish.
dish, 'and it's the fust time anythink
of this soct 'as 'appened.'
""Ealthy family. I s'pose,' ses Sam.
"'Tell Im, Ted.' ses Mrs. Reddish,
in a 'usky whisper.
" 'No, you,' ses Ted.'
" 'It's your place,' ses Mrs. Reddish.
" 'A woman can break it better,' ses
"'Tell us wot?' ses Ginger, very
"Ted Reddish cleared 'is throat.
" -It wasn't our fault,' he ses. slowly,
while Mrs. Reddish began to cry agin;
'gin'rally speakin', animals is afraid o'
wild men. and night before last, as the
wild man wot j ou left on approval
turn to camp before dark. In their
explorations they encountered a fierce
black bear who thoroughly frightened
the girls, who made a hasty retreat
and in doing so lost their way and
were compelled to spend the night in
the dreary mountains.
They were afraid to lie down or
even stop to rest and continued walk
ing, and traveled across three moun
tains and were far from their starting
point when found by a searching
party. They were assisted to the rail
road hy their rescuers, placed on
Poetry Won Bandit's Heart.
Prof. Bliss Perry tells a story to il
lustrate the advantages of literary
wisdom. A friend, he says, was trav
eling In French mountains when on a
lonely road he was stopped by high
waymen, his life threatened, and his
valuables demanded. His literary In
stincts were to the fore, even in his
extremity, and half unconsciously he
burst forth with an appropriate coup
let, quoted from some obscure French
"Held!" cried the leader of the high-1
didn't seem to like '"Anpy Cottage."
we took 'im out an' put 'im in with the
tlwer. " 'Put him in with the wot?' ses the
unfort'nif man's uncle, jumping off 'is
" 'The tiger,' ses Reddish". 'We 'eard
something in the night, but we thought
they was only- 'aving a little bit of a
tiff, like. In the morning I went down
with a bit o cold meat for the wild J
man. and V thought at first he'd es
caped; but looking a little bit closer
'"Don't. Ted,' ses 'is wife. 'I can't,
" 'Do you mean to tell me that the
tiger 'as eat 'im?' screams old Sam.
"'Most of im.' ses Ted Reddish;
'but 'e couldn't ha' been much of a
wild man to let a tiger get the better
of 'im. I must say I was surprised.'
"We both was.' ses Mrs. Reddish,
wiping "er eyes.
"You? might ha 'eard a pin drop;
old Sam's eyes was large and staring,
Peter Russet was sucking 'is teeth, an
Ginger was wondering wot the law
would say to It if it 'eard of it
'"It's an unfortunit thing for all
parlies,' ses 'Ted Reddish at last, get
ting up and standing on the 'earthrug.
""O'rrible. ses Sam, 'usklly. 'You
ought to ha' known better than to put
'im in with a tiger. Wot 'could you
expect? W'y, it was a mad thing to
"'Crool' thing.' ses Peter Russet.
" 'You don't know the bisness prop
erly,' ses Ginger, 'that's about wot it
is. W'y, I should ha' known better
" 'Well, it's no good making a fuss
about it,' ses Reddish. It was only a
wild man arter all. and he'd ha' died
anyway, cos 'e wouldn't eat the raw
meat we gave 'im, and 'Is pan o' water
was scarcely touched. He'd ha' starved
himself anyhow. I'm sorry, as I said
before, but I must be off; I've got an
appointment down at the docks.'
"He moved towards the door; Gin
ger Dick gave Russet a nud?e ano
whispered something, and Ruset
passed it on to Sam.
"'What' about the 'undered quid?'
ses pore Beauty's uncle, catching 'old
o Reddish as 'e passed 'Im.
"'Eh?' ses Reddish, surprised 'Oh.
"'Ho!' says Sam. 'Ho! is it? We
vant a 'undered quid off of you; an'
wot s more, we mean to ave It.
"'But the tiger's ate 'im,' says Mrs.
'"I know that,' ses Sam. sharply.
'But 'e was our wild man, and we want
to be paid for 'im. You should ha
been more careful. We'll give you five
minutes; and if the money ain't paid
by that time we'll go straight off to
the police station.'
'Well, go,' ses Ted Reddish.
"Sam got up, very stern, and looked
'"You'll be ruined if we do.' ses
"'Ail right.' ses Ted Reddish, com
fortably. "'I'm not sure they can't 'ang
you. ses Russet.
"I ain't sure either,' says Reddish;
'and I'd like to know 'ow the law
stands. In case it 'appens agin.'
"'Come on, Sam.' ses Ginger: 'come
straight to the police station.'
"He got up, and moved towards the
door. Ted Reddish didn't move a
muscle, but Mrs. Reddish flopped on
her knees and caught old Sam round
the legs, and 'eld him so's 'e couldn't
" 'Spare 'im.' she ses. crying.
" 'Lea go o my legs, mum." ses
" 'Come on. Sam.' ses Ginger; 'come
to the police.'
"Old Sam made a desperit effort,
and Mrs. Reddish called 'im a crool
monster, and let go and 'id 'er face
on 'er husband's shoulder as they all
moved out of the pailor. larfing like a
mad thing with hysterics.
"They moved off slowly, not know
ing wot to do. as, of course, they knew
they daren't go to the police about it.
Ginger Deck's temper was awful; but
Peter Russett said they mustn't give
up all 'ope he'd write to Ted Reddish
and tell 'im as a friend wot a danger
'e was in. Old Sam didn't say any
thing, the loss of his nevy and 25
pounds at the same time being almost
more than 'Is 'art could bear, and In
a slow, melancholy fashion they walked
back to old Sam's lodgings.
"'Well, what the blazes is up now?"
ses Ginger Dick, as they turned the
"There was three or four 'undered
people standing in front or the 'ouse,
and women's 'ends out of all the win
ders screaming their 'ardest for the
police, and as they got closer they
'eard a incessant knocking. It took
'em nearly five minutes to force their
way through the crowd, and then they
nearly went crazy as they saw the
wild man with 'alf the winder-blind
missing, but otherwise well and 'arty,
standing on the step and giving rat-a-tat-tats
at the door for all 'e was
"They never got to know the rights
of it. Beauty getting so excited every
time they asked Mm 'ow he got on that
they 'ad to give it up. But they began
to 'ave a sort of idea at last that Ted
Reddish 'ad been 'aving a game with
'em. and that Mrs. Rtddiau was worse
than wot 'e was."
board the train and taken back to
Longfellow's School Days.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the
poet, received his early education in
a school In Portland. Me. He was
pronounced by the master to be "one
of the best boys in school." He was
a studious child and preferred the com
pany of books to lively companions.
He passed the entrance examination
to Bowdoin college at 14. He graduated
fourth In his class In 1S25.
waymen. "My comrades, thiB gentle
man is acquainted with the works o'
our friend. M. So-and-So! He is. then
The purse was returned, courtesies
extended, and the traveler and thre
cj.ndits adjourned to an inn near h
and spent a pleasant evening. Bo
Have You Thought of This, Girls'?
The girl- who gets married darin
leap year must le very beautiful
order to escape susplcicu.
The day has gone by when we can
truthfully say to the younger genera
tion "Beauty is what beauty does."
for it is an acknowledged fact among
women that, Irrespective of their men
tal attainments or noble qualities of
heart, they must be youthful in looks
as far into old age as possible.
Of course, the pendulum can swing
too far this way, and a certain class
hold 'themselves up to ridicule by all
fair-minded women; but as a principle,
this assisting nature with simple
means on the outward form and deny
ing age the right to make wrinkles
from within by maintaining a mind
free from nagging worry and a heart
dear of angry dregs, all this Is a most
wise step on the part of woman and
one to be commended on all sides.
That the expression, form and tex
ture of the face can be altered, Is a
scientific fact There are just two
conditions that you must always plan
to figure in when working 'for any
desired result. One Is, you must not
expect miracles, and the other, you
must be willing to pay the price. The
one takes patience, the other charac
ter. If children were taught in the pub
lic schools that their natural expres
sion pictured their general line of
thought and that their dispositions
could be read by others, then would
we indeed start a generation of char
acter builders that would surprise the
most enthusiastic optimist.
The highest type of beauty In cur
minds is represented by beauty of
form, beauty of face, beauty" of grace.
The right combination of all three is
not very common and. therefore, all
the more to be desired. Yet, women
are often attractive who possess only
one of these three requisites.
The first requisite for decency of
living is neatness. The first requisite
for morality is neatness. The first
requisite for the attainment of beauty
of either face, form or grace is "ex
quisite neatness" in person, dcess and
Soap and water is a great factor to
force one to a higher level from any
walk in life. A woman must first be
"well groomed" at all times, if she
aspires ever to sit within the kingdom
where beauty reigns. Bathing must
be a pleasure, and your senses must
be sharpened to become conscious of
any deviation from the standard "ex
quisite." A Turkish bath is very valuable to
cleanse the pores thoroughly, but it
also aids In ridding the system of all
effete matter deposited or left over
The high girdle of fancy Parisian
silks and velvets is much worn, but
it is becoming only to those with long
and slender figures.
Some of the women of the smartest
set have added cute little socks to
tbelr boudoir equipment. They are
for wear while reclining.
There is a peculiar charm about the
white hats of soft, pliable straw, sim
ply trimmed with bows of white or
delicately colored ribbon.
The kid waistcoat, made of limp
leather and elaborate with braid, prom
ises to have a great vogue when the
cool days come. Some of these waist
coats are hand painted.
For a child a rough straw with sugar
loaf crown makes an excellent hat
for play, and with simple scarf trim
ming gives most satisfactory wear.
The scarf may be varicolored.
The bridge stocking is a fad. It has
open work designs over the instep and
ankle showing hearts, diamonds,
clubs and spades. These stockings
are worn in black and In tan.
Braid Coats Cheap.
Braid coats are very much reduced
just now, so that women who like
this style of wrap would do well to in
vest in one. Lined with a soft silk,
these coats will be sufficiently warm
for early fall wear, the dress worn be
ing a little heavier, of course, than a
summer frock, while they will come
in for present wear upon a number
The little lace boleros lined with
chiffon and trimmed with chiffon frills
are fetching and are quite moderate
In lieu of long-skirted gowns and
coats in the prevailing directoire type
many women are adopting these short
skirted one-piece frocks for traveling,
as they answer perfectly for morning
garb at week-end house parties, for
tennis, golf or almost any Informal
outing. In the absence or a suit wrap
the best substitute Is a rubberized util
ity coat In black and white plaid,
checked worsted or silk. Many or
these are made up in one with the
garment proper. Others are quite
scant below the waist line and of
The Ubiquitous Scarf.
Many are the large moussellne
shawls worn, fringed, tasseled or
simply hemmed and tucked on the bor
der, and even then weighted with tas
tels, but all are unlined unless with
mousseline of another color. Lead
color, khaki, dark amethyst or navy
blue are the colors preferred, for these
shawls or scarfs are worn with all
sorts of light frocks. Vogue.
Flirtation is a fascinating slow
s?altz in which ycu go round and
ouad without ever getting anywhere.
from an unbalanced diet. Thus It
would be sensible to hold that by the
clearing out of the skin several times
a year the liability of a lodgment for
disease would be reduced to a mini
mum, at least through this channel.
All cannot avail themselves of the
privilege or expense of a Turkish
bath, so for these a home-made Tur
kins bath will answer very well. la
fact, many find It preferable.
A home-made Turkish bath is ar
ranged as follows:
Place a shallow pan half full of boil
ing water over an alcohol lamp and
set both under a cane-seated chair
in one corner of the bathroom. If you
have a heating arrangement for the
gas, place over it a small cup of boil
ing water to create steam. Be seated
on the chair, and wrap closely around
you a fairly heavy blanket. When in
a drenching perspiration turn off the
gas, blow out the alcohol light, stand
In the tub a quarter full of luke-warm
water and rub yourself vigorously
with the water. Then start the cold
water, and after a plunge when it is
fairly cold follow with hand friction
with a rough Turkish towel. Throw
Steaming the Face.
around you a light flannel wrapper
and slip into bed for an hour or more
of the most refreshing sleep you ever
A Turkish bath of this kind for
healthful cleanliness of the pores
should be taken at least four times
The facial bath should be regularly
taken -once a month, as in no other
way can the pores of the face be kept
free from deposit of dust more or less
destructive to an attractive skin.
The facial steam bath is easily and
quickly arranged at home by the aid
of a teakettle, a funnel of. tin or one
made or paper and a newspaper fold
ed and pinned. After several trials
It will become an easy matter, and
soon be regarded as a necessity.
Remember, then, the first step to
ward a good complexion is to keep
the pores clear of any deposit from
either within or without.
Dark Blue Serge.
Year in and year out, the school
coat or dark blue serge holds its own
against all ilvals. The reason for this
is not far to seek. The color is sub
dued, but not somber, and the material
sheds the dust Blue will accord with
almost any other shade; it becomes a
youth rul race, and It lends itself read
ily to supplementary adornment. Some
or the blue serge coats now worn by
young school girls the majority or
these are shaped similarly to those de
veloped In black and white checks
are brightened with huge buttons or
gold or silver, showing some tinge or
the dark blue in their incrustations.
Other blue coats or this class have
black and white checked silk collars
and cuffs and nearly all have little
neckties or black or dark blue satin,
with tiny gilt tassel-finished ends.
Advance Fall Suits.
Empire and directoire effects are de
cidedly a feature of the advanced fall
suits, while braid and buttons are the
favored trimmings. Soutache Is used
extensively and large, handsome but
tons are added as decorations.
The skirts are In many cases plait
ed, differing very .little from thosa
worn last year, and the coats are long
averaging three-quarters length the
fronts cut away to display a vest, but
straight up and down.
There is no rounding off at the cor
ners at lower front edges.
The woman who must economize on
space should learn the holding value
of a hamper. If It is upholstered in
any or the good French cottons and
heaped with one or two cushions it
makes a good looking piece or furni
ture in the bedroom. Into Its capa
cious depths a woman can store all
manner or articles that she doesn't
To keep dust out of it, it should bo
lined with oilcloth.
Charlotte Corday Hats.
The Charlotte Corday hats, both in
the conventional and modified shapes
have taken a hold upon public fancy
but if more women would make crit
ical use of a band glass we might sec
fewer worn. The success or the shape
depends upon the arrancement or the
back hair, and when this is scant ot
worn clcse to the head the effect It
very Tar from pleasing.
With this model a low and puffj
coiffure in the back is absolutely nee
ssary for something, as one might
say, for the brim of the hat to rest
Irish Lace Scarfs.
The gauze scarf in lovely colors has
been a leading fashion all summer and
promises to be all winter, but its rival
is one or baby Irish lace or 2 yards
Of course it is very expensive, but
that will not interfere with its fashion,
for in this day of extravagance women
pay so much for everything to wear.
It is used over the shoulders and
especially as. a drapery to aa evening
appeal to tat Wett-Informed every
walk of life and are essential to peraanaeat
success aad creditable standing. Aceor
iagly, it is act claimed that Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but one of many ttasons
why it is the best of personal aad faauly
laxatives is the fact that it ckaasee,
sweetens and relieves the internal organs
on which, it acts without any debilitating
after effects and without having to increase
the quantity from time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, and its component
parts are known to and approved by
physicians, as it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its beneficial
effects always purchase the geauiae
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for sale by all leading, drug
gists. REASON FOR EXERCISING.
"Are you trainih' for a race, Jim
mie?" "Naw, we're goin to have meat for
dinner to-day an' I'm gettin' up aa ap
petite.", Sometimes Hard to Tell.
George Eliot says that the expres
sion on a woman's face when she Is
sewing tells the story of the woman's
heart If she is happy and contented,
or possibly slovenly and Indifferent,
she may smile and look the happi
ness she either reels or Is Incapable
or reeling. If she has many things to
worry her and Is possibly planning
how to make ten cents do a dollar's
worth of good, or If she Is naturally a
vixen. It will show In her face, so aft
er all it Is not safe to predicate aa to
what her sewing face reveals.
Debts of the Rich ane
Debts, aa a general rule, are harder
to be collected from the rich asaa
than from the slave of toil, for the
former builds upon his position) la so
ciety to excuse him from hia obliga
tions, while the latter often makes
the attempt to discharge his contracts
to preserve his standing in the ceav
maortant to Mottic
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
infanta and children, and see that It
Signature of i
Im Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind Yoa Have Always Bought
Not at All Cheeky.
Ethel Suppose a pretty girl were
to grant you the privilege of kissing
her either on the right cheek or the
left, which would you choose?
Jack Neither, I'd make a choice be
ween the two.
If you would not cease to love man
kind, you must not cease to do them
MY OWN FAMILY USE
HON. CCOACS W. HONCY.
Hon. George W. Honey, National
Chaplain U. V. TJ., ex-Chaplain Fourth
Wisconsin Cavalry, ex-Treasurer State
of Wisconsin, and exQuarterma.ster
General State of Texas G. A. R., writes
from 1700 First St, N. E., Washington,
D. C., as follows:
"I cannot too higlily recommend yoar
preparation for the relief of cmtmrkml
troubles in their varktas tmrmn. Some
members of my. own family have used
it with most jrfatifyinjf results. When
other remedies failed, Perunm prove
most efficacious and I cheerfully certi
fy to its curative e.ccllence.,,
Mr. Fred L. Ilebard, for nine years a
leading' photographer of Kunsaa City.
Mo., located at the northeast corner of
12th and Grand Aves., cheerfully gives
the folio wing testimony: "It is a proven
fact that Peruna will cure catarrh an
la grippe, and as a tonic It has mo equal.
Druggists have tried to make me take
something else 'just as good but Peru
na is good enough for me.'
Pe-re-M ia Tablet Fern.
For two years Dr. Hartman and his
assistants have incessantly labored to
create Peruna in tablet form, and their
strenuous labors have just been crowned
with success. People who object to
liquid medicines can now secure Peru
na tablets, which represent the solid
medicinal ingredients of Perana.
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