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P',ck vrilvet are for full and winter,
.nd suit and coHtuinpn, both for aftrrDoon
resal-looklnK fabric. The gown Illustrated
la of very supple quality of black velvet,
which, lostead of being cu from a pat
tern, was araped on the figure and then
cut, giving the weli-fltted and graceful
linen. The front li Bllghtly decollette and
la edxed ' with a band of Venetian lace,
tlie 'name' pattern aa that "utied for the
skirt horn. The skunk bands edging the
sleeves and hem of the black velvet
nklrt, which comes to a little below the
knees, are the only trimming. White em
broidered Niagara gloves complete this
dainty bridge costume. ...
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Brightside and His Boy
'Improtinff Each Hh!n- II
iiiK Hour." Their Latent
BV FAYETTE PARKA
"Now that the long., winter : evenings are
ipproachlng." - bglna (Rrlghtslde, "what
plana are you making for spending them
"The bunch haa been after me to chip in
en a bowling club racket," replied Son,
settling himself In the Morris chair and
digging up a "coffin uail"
"Why not take up abme fetudy to Improve
your ralndl" queries Father. "Join a lan
guage elflbi and learn how to speak in an
other tongue." i
"I can order more now with one tongue
than I can fay for," protesta Son.
"All persona ef culture are. able to apeak
two or tnre languages." argius Father.
"May be all right for a married man,"
Bon says; "for 'he can t all his wife down
In rxitcl befote eompan.r and get away
with It. Handy thing to know, too, when
hubby wana to quarrel with wlfle and nnt
let all the .neighbor know the sad story
of his I .fa.
"When ooe travels abroad there is noth
ing like a knowledge of French and Ger
man," continue Father.
, "Guess a ihap can separate himself from
his bank roll In almost any old place,"
declares Son. "Money talk louder than
words wherever: you go. Just flash a wad
of the long green and you don't need to
dig up a grammar and spend half an hour
picking out a eentenre to let 'em know
you're dyliuc of thirxt. Nothing doing fi r
your little "Willie In the dead or decaying
"Well," aays Father, not dinrouraKed at
the failure of m first suggestion, "there
are lots of' other ways to Improve one's
mind. Why! not take up shorthand?"
"Too ma 10' working the shorthand bual
nea now te. make any cunh out of It," Son
declares. "More chance as a abort change
artist. Only trouble with that bUMlness.
when a chap ipms good at It the demand
gets too great. ; He'a wanted everywhere."
"Clerks I offices are much more valu
able to (heir employer when they ran
writ ahortkamf." Father say in favor of
the new stialy. .
"Alway plenty of chance to da more
work for. the ame old money," knocks
Son. "Boes would probably take me home
with him after hours to dictate hla private
lettera If I -ould tuggle the sign language.
What ua hired men want to learn la how
to mat:, oil r work easier and still con
vince th V' tnt ho ought to come
across with more masutna."
'The employe that doesn't do any more
work thaa tie geta paid for never gets paid
for any more work than he does." recites
Father. S '
"That v-rjr pretty little motto la atandlng
on top i y dwk of every boss I ever
met In Mt York." relates Son. "I don't
object If h piaHe Mm any happier, but that
line of con Hill iwver make anybody wxnk
a fast as a couple tf extra bucka Id real
SHE'5 JUST CKrtlY ABOOT ELOCUTION
"If you can't think of any study that
will aid you in your business," persists
Father, "why not try some mental exercise
that will prove a' recreation?"
"I've been thinking of Joining a pinochle
club," muses Son.
"Card. usually lead to some form of
gambling," protests Father, "and I fall to
see wherein they Improve the mind. Study
law, learn to be a public speaker, or some
thing like that."
"Oood ide-u. Pop," affirms Son. "There's
a little dame that lives over In Prooklyn
who wants me to butt Into an elocution
society they .are starting. She' Just crazy
ubout It, but that's nothing to what the
neighbors will be when she starts to spout
ing. 'The Old Oaken Bucket' and other fav
orites at all hours of the day, and night."
"Oratory Is one of the fine arts," ap
prove Father. "The man that can get up
anywhere and mak a good speech without
any preparation is very rare."
"Yes," admits Son. "he la."
"Of course," explalna Father) '"the man
who thinks he can make a speech la not
"No," agrees Son, "he U not rare. He's
Juut raw. That's all."
(Copyright. litIO, by the N. T. Herald Co)
FRIDAY Tom has been frightfully un
kind to me. He said such positively brutal
sort of thing that th tear really came
Into my eyes the other night.
He said I played fast and loose with him.
In fact, he said a great many thing that
I didn't Ilka at all, though I must admit
ha seemed very clever. What a wonderful
character he ha to refuse to allow me to
play fast and loose with him.
The more horrid he was to me the more
I found myself liking him.
It seems moat unfortunate I should feel
that way,- aa. of course, I don't Ilk to
be unkindly treated. At leakt I can't like
It or I shouldn't have felt the tear come
fntOspiy eye. And yet, somehow or other.
It wan quite an enjoyable evening. Tom
looka ao attractive when he 1 angry. HI
face ha auch a aevere look, and if I didn't
know he waa really craay about me I
should think he regarded m a a person
not worth thinking about. For about ten
minute that evening I almost began to
feel that perhap he didn't Ilk me a much
a I thought he did. I feel quite chilly at
the mere idea. I thought of how good look
ing, how ravlahlngly lovely that Mra. Leigh
la, who had been staying at the aame house
To b sure, she I married, but that
doesn't seem to prevent her from having
people fall In love with her a'Mhe time.
I am a bold rami'algner who
Ftrs uau-ht ta proved of yore
Save one thing, which ill name to you.
And mat 1 fiar full aura
A aloom would senile o er the land
Where daily I tejolce;
A national grief would take command
If 1 should lose my voice.
Who ateals my purse steals only traah:
Who s'.tutls my thunder finds
G'iuiure but ao Uuutaiiii, wwil
To tickle careless mmda.
I aak but to vociferate;
1 make no prouder choice.
And sliUdder at mv awful fat
if I should lose mv voice. T. E. M.
In order that the advertiser may get the
best results for money Invested, be must
reach the buyer by the moat direct and
reliable channel. The bee 1 that channel.
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.BY M P
CBFTCNaff, Ift. gf lag MT TIKS
mile naturally it doesn't appear at all,
but if ah Is flirting with sone man whom
she thinks worth while she can strain that
sld of her face a little and make It come.
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"I CAN SEE THAT HE COl'LD BE
A FEARFUL. BRUTE."
She Is so alluring, and her clothes always
have Just the right faint odor of violet.
and she has little bits of feet and a dimple
In one aide of her face. When she Just
"TOM HAS BEEN FRIGHTFULLY
I think ahe la too much too fat, and If
ahe waa very poor I know all the men
would think so, too. But she gets such
expensive and wonderfully fitting gown a
and corsets that they think her figure la
superb. Whereas in a perfectly plain
shirtwaist that didn't mell of orris I am
sure he would be a rather tout woman.
She la o aweet to me that It ort of ir
ritate me, and ahe is ao aweet to Tom
that it more than Irritate me. When ahe
laid her hand on hla arm once, accidentally
on purpose, I felt Ilk tkklng It and throw
ing It back at her.
Even though I care nothing at all for
him, I don't like to see these stout blonde
trying to flirt with him. I asked him
afterward what he thought of her and he
aid ahe had a good figure. So then I
asked him what he thought of her hair.
He aald there seemed to be a great deal of
It. If that isn't like a man! Why, If not
even well matched. Although she haa the
beet quality, and probably paid a pretty
good price for It, the puff that she wear
on top are fully two shades darker than
the curl, that he wear In front. And
the transformation effect that she wear
underneath and that shows through la fully
a shade lighter than her own hair, of which
there seems to be a small amount Just on
top ana a utile bit at the sides of her head.
Then the little curls that ahe pin at the
back of her turban arrangement were
obviously not purchased at the same hair
It all look wonderful in the evening,
though, and it waa only on the tennis
court that the difference showed.
Of course tennis I apt to be trying to
even perfect beauty. Her complexion that
waa so marvellous at dinner didn't look at
all the same out In the sun. She had little
bits of holea all over the top of nor nose.
The night that Tom and I almost had the
quarrel I kept wondering, during the ten
mlnutea In which I doubted whether he
liked me very much, if he could have fai
led In love with her.
He wouldn't even look at me and I waa
Just beginning to think what I could do to
make sure when he aaid he had found that
he didn't care for me ao much after all.
I knew then that he did, and it saved mo a
lot of trouble. He aald he knew perfectly
well I didn't give a rap for him, and
aald oh, yea. Indeed, I did, and he looked
furious. I waa Irritated about that ten
minutes, and I didn't mind being a little
mean. I waa o aggravating that he really
did get awfully mad after that, and
could aee that he oould be a fearful brute.
I couldnt help admitting, agalnat my
will, aa I waa on my way to ml room, after
"THE PT'FFS THAT SHE WEARS ON
TOP A KrJ TWO SHA1ES DARKER
THAN THE CURLS IN FRONT."
he had said good night In a positively In.
suiting polite way to me, that the more I
know Tom the more I am In danger of
falling In love with him.
Items of Interest for the Vomen Folk
Now 1 th time when you are putting
away your aumtnar parasols. Make a bag
of unbleached muslin, put a drawstring at
th top and then hang from hook In closet
Ask a man what he think of earing
and b quickly answer "Barbarous." Just
aa bad a anklet or gew-gaw in th nose.
And the maid who love the dangling
brilliant hanging at each sld of her face,
turn up her nose and sniff disgustedly.
"Men never did have any sen. Barbarous!
They're craay. Why earring ax Just too
dear for anything!"
Those of ua who are Inclined to agree
with the men, think her comment of "too
dear" very apt when the effect of the new
fashion la seen at It worst
Th earring la enjoying a triumph with
out regard to looka. Th wearer doe not
em to car. It I not to th Interest of
th Jeweler to deal in truths, and friends
ar usually too pollt to ay what they
Therefor the short-necked girl wears
the dangling chain eanlngs any other kind
Just now Is acornad to th downfall of her
beauty. So doe th fat fared, wrinkle
faced and th red-faced girl and none of
them know It or would believe It tf told.
For the earring 1 queen tee Juat now.
The one redeeming feature I that woman,
knowing th fickleness of fashion, attaches
her daasllng gew-gawa by sere we rather
than punch hole in herself for her adorn
lng. After an. we ars not quite so barbar
ous were our mother when earring
wer "In" befor and mn then did not
mak half th row they do now about
women rool rasniona." Perhapa th aver
ag or masculine courage is rising!
The economical houaekeeper who reel
that ahe cannot buy new Maann Jar covers
every time she does any canning will find
it is a great help to boll th cover with
baking soda, allowing a tablespoon ful to
quart or cold water, let come to a boll
boll about ten minute, then scour with
sapolio. They will do Just a well as new
one, providing you get your Jar airtight.
Few of the departments of the govern
ment have shown such a remarkable
growth In a Flngle decade as the Depart
ment of the Navy. It costs twice as much
to maintain the American navy today as it
did during the year of thePpanlsh-Amerl-
an war, and three times as much as dur
ing the year preceding that war. It re
quires 70.000 men in Its upkeep and en
largement About 46.0HO of Ihese ar re-
ulred to man the fighting craft. Another
21.000 ar emploed In trade and labor
positions In navy yards and elsewhere.
while there are some 3,000 clerical and pro-
feiM-ional men employed by the department
outside of yVashington. It costs about $130,-
O0.04 a year for the maintenance and enl
argement of the navy. More than 1100,000-
000 of this goes toward upkeep. The Eng-
tsh navy Is twice as large aa ours, yet
cost of maintenance Is but little greater
than ours. This Is due largely to the
higher salaried that are paid in the Ameri
Secretary Meyer has made a complete re
rrangement of the administrative fea
ture of the departmental service. When
e became Secretary he concluded that a
civilian head of the department needs a
umber of professional advisor not oc
cupied with the details of administrative
positions and appointed four aids. These
men have nothing to do with the business
end of naval management, but maintain a
general oversight of the military feature
of th service.
The fid for the fleet advises with the
secretary concerning all movements of
naval vessels, and the makeup of the
various fleet and aquadrona; assists In the
preparation of war plan and strategic
movements and digests, for the benefit of
the secretary, the work of the general
board, the naval war college, and the office
of naval Intelligence. The aid for person
nel keeps the secretary Informed as to all
problema of manning vessels of the navy,
transfer of officials, etc. The aid for
material looks after the furnishing of sup
plies and equipment for the naval estab
lishment. He has general oversight of the
work of the bureau of construction and
repairs, steam engineering, ordnance and
upplles and acaount. His advice cover
every field from the purchase of the soap
which the sailors use to the signing of
contracts for millions of dollars worth of
armor ftlate. The aid for Inspection makes
careful professional examinations of all
equipment, navy yards, coaling stations.
docks, etc., connected with the building and
maintenance of the navy. Through these
aids the secretary has divorced the busi
ness end of affairs from the military end.
The average warship begins to decline In
usefulness after ten years. It Is then aaid
to become obselescent. Too good to throw
upon the scrap pile, It Is not good enough
to maintain Its place In active service,
The problem then becomes to dispose of it
to the best advantage. It may be placed
in reserve, ready for an emergency, or
turned over to the naval militia for the
training of amateur tare. There are tact
ful as well as economic questions to be
considered In the disposition of obselete
ships. The staff of aids co-operate with
the secretary In auch matters.
Th administrative details of the depart
ment ar handled by a number of bureaus.
That of navigation look after the Issu
ance, recording and enforcement of the
orders of the secretary to the Individual
officials of the navy. It has charge of the
training and education of the officers and
men of the navy, the enlistment and as
signment of duty of all enlisted men, and
everything relating to the personnel of the
force. There Is a great demand for good
men in the service, and an abundant sup.
ply of Indifferent ones. During the flxcal
year of 1909 there were 91,000 applications
for enlistment, of which 32,000 were re
jected because of physical disability, and
82.000 for other reasons. There were 18,000
accepted for enlistment. Of the 47,000
Jackles In the service, 33,000 were serving
their first term and less than 7,000 had
enlisted for more than three terms.
The bureau of yards and docks has
charge of the navy yards, docks, training
stations, the powder factory, magaslnes
and the naval academy, ao far aa furnish
ing watchmen and laborer for cleaning
purpose Is concerned. The old bureau of
equipment haa been emasculted by the new
organization, Ita dutlea being largely dis
tributed among the other bureaus. It for
merly had charge of the equipment of all
vesaela with rigging, sails, anchors, yoe
men stores, nautical and navigating In
struments, binnacles, flags, lights and the
shop for making all these things.
The bureau of ordnance has charge of
the guns and ammunition and all matter
closely related to their preparation and
handling. The largest gun foundry in the
world I operated under its direction at
Washington. Here are made all the big
and little gun with which th American
warship la equipped. Th big tt-Inch run
are so accurately mad that the American
sailor has been able to fir five rounds
with them at a distance of ten mile, all
five of the shots hitting within a field 100
yards long. In the Saatlago battle. Ad
miral Evans estimate only ( per cent of
the shots hit. In recent naval practice the
American gunner haa hit from W to W per
cent and Admiral Evan think that per
cent of hits would be registered in actual
war. Th guns of th Connecticut shoot five
times as fast aa did those of the Oregon at
Santiago, and Fighting Bob figure that in
five minutes the Connecticut would hurt
35,000 pounds of steel aaalnst th enemies'
vessels, whereas the Oregon landed only
790 pounds. And yet th Connecticut la be
hind the North Dakota and her sister,
The newst guns In the navy are te us
14-inch projectiles, weighing 1,400 pounds,
and their recoil will be equivalent to .0rx
foot-ton. The gun ar made ef nickel
steel, and are rifled to make them shoot
straight. Th rifling consist of groove
which start straight at th breech, but
turn once every twenty-five feet In a 1S-
Inch gun. There Is a copper band soldered
fast to the shell, which fit In the rifling
grove, and as the shell speeds onward It
Is made to turn around once for every
twenty-five feet In move. Th ordnanc de
partment also engaged in providing a aupply
of torpedoes for use in the event of war Th
head of the are prepared to be filled
with gun ootton, the center contain a
chamber for eufflcient compressed air to
drive the torpedo 3,000 yards, and the rear
end ha a compressed air engine, two pro
pellers, and a gyroscope. The compresse
air drives the floating rudders, by main
taining itself parallel to the Intended lint
of flight at all times. Another Instrument
registers the pressure of the water, and ll
connected with other rudder which pre
vent th torpedo from going too deep into
the water or too far out of It.
The bureau of construction and repair
Is responsible for the structural strength
and stability of naval vessels, and design
and superintends th building, fitting and
repairing of the ship of the navy. Th.4)
bureau of team engineering supervise alt
machinery details of the navy except ill
the case of electrical apparatus. Th
bureau of medicine and surgery looks after
the health of the men who constitute- th
The task of supplying the rations of ths
navy and all things which do not strtctiji
pertain to the equipment of war vesseli
comes under the Jurisdiction of the buread
of supplies and accounts. The single ltorr
of coal costs 34.O00.O00, and a year aupplf
would requlr 400 fifty-car train to trans
port it, each car carrying fifty ton.
The hydrographlc office haa charge ot
all work of surveying the harbor and
coast of this country, not Included in tht
continental shore line; the collection of
foreign survey for the information of
American naval and merchant marine of
ficial; the publication ' and supply of
chart, sailing direction and nautical
work, and the dissemination of nautical
and hydographlo Information. It keepi
track of all derelicts floating on th iUil
seas. By having bottle, thrown overboard
containing requests for their return, It in
vestigates the current of the sea. It hat
more than 31,000,000 worth of plates for
printing nautical chart.
The naval observatory look after tht
question of time on shipboard, furnishing
all navigating officer with full equipment
of astronomical charts and other Informa
tion to enable them safely to navigate the
seas under all sorts and condition of
weather. All chronometers and compasses
are tested at the observatory. The varia
tion of a single second in the time of a
chronometer would throw the calculation
of a ship's position a full mil out of kil
ter and this might decide a battle or turn
the tide of a war.
The Navy department 1 the world'
greatest user of wireless telegraphy, hav
ing 3500,000 Invested in wlrelea equipment.
This amount will he doubled within a few
year. The Instrument are so tuned up
that outside Instrument cannot gather it
message unless they oome within 3 per
cent of having the sam number of vibra
tion per second. It I the Intention of th
department ultimately to have four big
wireless towers,' with a range of 3,000 mils.
One of these will be located at Washing
ton, another at Panama, another at Hono
lulu, and the fourth on the western coast
of the United States. Thl would enable
the Navy department to keep in touch
with it vessel In ail part of the world
at all times. It is Intended, furthermore,
to equip two or three large scout cruiser
with similar wireless outfit, so that on
land and aea the United State will have
the greatest system ef wireless telegraphy
In the world. . :
By TBSDEKIO J. XAIKISf. '
Tomorrow i Th Oovnunst at Work.
Till Department of Interior.
OncPiccc Models for New Gowns
are Trying to the Stout Women
Stout women will learn with regret that
the long lines so becoming to them are
absent from the advanced models In gown
designed for th coming season.
The one piece effect prevail and the
panel from bust to hem is seen aa often as
not. but the long line Is broken by th ad
dition of the belt. When a woman I short
a well a stout the new style will double
her difficulties In finding modeU to suit
her, for any trimming that break the line,
especially down the front, apparently de
crease the height of the figure and in
crease th breadth.
There are two new design thls'aeaaon
the belted and modified empire so it would
utm that only the tall and splendid types
will be bl to wear up to date fashion
The empire la a good model for the short
woman, unless ahe is unduly stout, because
the short waist effect make the skirt
longer and length below the waist Una sug
Take two persons of the same height,
one long walated and the other abort, and
the latter will appear to be taller, simply
because ahe takoa a longer skirt than the
former. On the other hand, the style Is
not a good one to be adopted by th stout
women, even though ah be ahort, for the
reason that It la girlish looking. A ahort
atout woman In an empire gown suggeata
th grotesque. Better that she try the belt
effects, even though they do out her figure.
The new gown clon In th back In
variably, and the waist line la of narmal
length. Overekirt and tunic effect ar
still worn, and appear on all house gowns,
and those Intended for formal wear both
afternoon and evening.
Black over royal blue, with trimming of
opossum, made another artistic combina
tion. Though the skirt are on th whole nar
row, no exaggerated hobble skirts ar Been
in th gown displayed at the beat house.
Tralna ar In evidence. They are not very
long, because the narrow width ot the
akfrt precludes the possibility of th lon
train falling gracefully. A it I, th fab
ric ha a tendency to cling around the feet
rather than spread itself on th floor.
Many of the waist are In surpllc effect.
the fold losing themselves In a crushed
girdle of aatln, either matching or con
trasting with the color of the dree.
A pretty detail that the tout woman may
use to advantage I that of bringing th
klrt material up on to th waist In two
point, ending Just below the buat and hav
ing a narrow belt of th same material.
Sleeves are email and on gown for house
or evening wear are hort and In three
quarter length only.
The waist meeting the kirt In the empire
tyle 1 arranged to so overlie the latter
that a belt can be entirely dispensed with.
Sometime a simple piping only shows th
connection, while again. It will be a band
of lac ndlng ret on perfectly flat, the
border facing upward.
Th fashionable tailored ult for morning
or general utility ha a pleated klrt and
coat not longer than half length. Laet
year coat can be out off to meet present
fashlot: demand, and the waist part be
taken away from the aktrt, but unleea th
latter la pleated or trimmed it la not going
to paa for a new aeason' model.
The pugilist must take a rest.
This is his dav of gloom;
While making faces at his fate,
He has to stand around and wait '
And give the foot Ml room.
T. E. M.
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