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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
A Feminine Solomon Almost Makes the Jury
Copyright, 1S1J. National News Association
TUB VUE HAM
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Married Life the Third Year
Helen Tries On an Expensive French Evening
Gown and is Transformed
Bjr MABEL HERBERT I'RXKK.
"Of course you can go." Mrs. Stevens
voice showed her Impatience. "It's ridi
culous the way you think you ran t (to
anywhere because "Warren Isn't here. He
doesn't expect you to shut yourself up
like a nun-Just because he's away.
"Oh. I know." murmured Helen. "But
somehow I don't car to so without him."
"But you should!
It Isn't good for
you to stay In so
close. Tou must
go out and take.
Interest tn other
thine. That's the
trouble you're, too
dependent on your
husband for your
happiness. And he
doesn't want It no
man does! Now you
must come to this
dinner I ' m not
going to let you
8IIII Helen de
murred but Mrs.
Stevens was In
sistent and finally
won a reluctant
"And I want you to wear a low-neck
gown. Tou hare beautiful neck and
arms; It's absurd for jou always to wear
high-neck and1 long sleeves."
"But I haven't any gowns that are
low I haven't bsd since I was married.
I've really been to so few places where
I needed them."
"It's your own fault that you haven't!
You've settled down like a little did
woman. You'll soon forget that you are
young and Warren will, too, for that
matter. I suppose he looks on you now
as mldille-aged. I want you to get a
pretty little low-neck gown and WEAR
"Oh. but I couldn't get anything now
-not while Warren's away." flushing
slightly. "He's having a rather expen
sive trip, you know, and I want to keep
the bills down here as much as 1 can."
"Then we'll fix ever something you
have. Surely yuu've a gown we ran take
the yoke out of or cut down in some
"I have that pale lavender silk that
Itaa a lace yoke."
"Just the thine. Let's look at It now."
Helen brought out the town, and Mrs.
Blevens examined It critically.
''Why. this yoke la made to be taken
out It's only basted in. And you ran
rip off he lower part of the sleeves and
leave Just those little puffs. And I want
you to do your hair high the way I
like It. You've been a demure little moth
long enough. We re going to transform
you into a gorgeous butterfly while War
When Mrs. Stevens had gone Helen
went to work on the lavender gown. She
ripped out the yoke and sleeves aM tried
It on. Yes, It was becoming strikingly
so. Mrs. Stevens was right, she had al
most forgotten that her neck and arnu
She was glad that she bad altered the
dress. If only she had done It before
Warren left be might have carried away
with htm a mind picture of her as she
But the dinner ehe still shrank from
that. It was the annual dinner of the
Alden club, and Helen was always more
r less shy at public functions. She had
very little small talk and was apt to feel
self-conscious and lil at esse, and she
feared she would be even more so with
It was the next morning that Delia
answered the door and carne back w!ih
a huge white, f ajteooard box. "lllle.
VUlette, Robes." was silt-lettered on the
Oh. there's.' some mistake Delia this
Isn't for me."
"Here's your name, ma'am." pontine to
the penciled address.
Wonderingly, Helen cut the cord and
opened the box. I ntUm-nth the Viif
paper lay the shimmer of white sarin.
What could It mean? Carefully It leu
lifted out an exquisite evening gown of
chiffon and lace, with pearl trimming
round the low cut neck and shoulder
straps of pearls.
"Oh, here's a note, ma'am." said Delia,
taking out an envelope which lay under
the tissue paper In the bottom of the box
Wuckly Helen tore It open:
"My Iear: Last night I got to think
ing sat Utile dress of yours. It's
ialnty and pretty, but even when you
take the yoke oat It won't be a real even-
"Now, there are to be no protests you
Mt'ST wear It. I've had It severs! months,
but have worn It only once, and was most
uncomfortable all the evening, because
white Is NOT becoming to me. I don't
know what rRade me buy It. 1 had vowed
never to buy another white gown, but
Mile. VUlette persuaded me Into this. I
think It will fit you as It Is, but If It's
too large In the waist Just haste up the
lining and lap over the chiffon girdle. I
can easily let It out again.
"Now fix your hair very pretty. You
are not to wees a hat. Mr. H-cns will
come for you in the car. With love,
"AMELIA E. 8TEVEN8."
Helen read the note twice and again
looked at the lovely gown that lay over
the chair before her.
But how could she wear It? In all
her life she had never worn any one
else's clothes. She knew It was often
done; that many women thought nothing
of borrowing a hat or gown for some,
special occasion, but she never had. And
she could not now! Determinedly she
rent to the phone and called up Mrs.
Stevens, -t t.
"Oh, I know what you're going to
say," Mrs. Rtovena broke In. "But I'm
not going to listen! My heart Is set on
you wearing It. Now don't be foolish.
Oh, I Bee I'll have to come down I oantt
do anything with you over the phone.
I'm going out st t and I'll drive by there
for a moment."
But Mrs. Stevens came before 1
"I wanted to put It on you." she
laughed. "I know If you see how lovely
you look in It. you'll be easier to per
suade." Phe would listen to no demurs, and In
a few moments she was hooking up the
"No." as Helen started toward the
mirror, "you're not to see until I get
you in It properly. Now' fastening the
girdle and turning ber slowly around.
"Now," with a note of triumph In her
voice, "now you cm look."
Never before had Helen tried on a
really expensive French gown, end never
one cut so low and the transformation
"Oh, it's too low I feel sslwnied:"
"Nonsense, they're wearing thein much
lower than that, and with your beautiful
neck and shoulders! Now hsve you any
white satin flippers?"
"Well linn that's sll you'll need. You'll
be the most attractive woman at the
dinner, and I'll feel that I've turned a
moth Into a butterfly. And you're to
wear this again when Warren comes
Officer, Call a Cop!
back. I Just want him to see you like
this It'll open his eyes to a thing or
"But I" began Helen.
Mrs. Sterna silenced her. She swept
aside ail arguments and would not leave
until she had her promise to wear the
After she had gone, for a long time
Helen stood before the mirror with the
gown still en. Never had aha looked so
lovely. Oh, if Warren could only see
her now !
Suddenly from the apartment overhead
a pianola, began to play. Slowly at first
and then faster a, popular waits of glid
ing rhythmic melody.
Yielding to a swift impulse. Helen
picked up the white chiffon skirt and
waltzed a quaint measure to her own
fairness. Steeped In sound and motion,
ene gave herself up to the breathless Jey
of the moment.
Then, with lis mechanical abruptness
the pianola, stopped. Helen dropped her
skirts end stood motionless. The thrilled
sense of elation had passed ss swiftly ss
it had come. he felt suddenly vefy
fooUsh almost nehamed of the Impulse
that had possessed her.
Slowly she took off the gown and folded
it Into the box but again ber mind went
back to the picture the mirror bad re
flected. Would Warren ever ber like
that? Somehow she always felt he never
saw ber at her best.
She had often wondered what mental
picture of her be had with him most
bow she looked to him when he thought
of ber. She felt It was a picture of ber
st ber worst as be saw her In the morn
ing. In plain bat serviceable house gowns.
And jet bow could she afford the lovely
frilly morning negligees the young wife
always wesrs la novels and on the stage .'
The box with Its French gown she put
away on the closet shelf, but all the
afternoon she thought of ft. If Warren
could see ber always like that! If
every evening she could weer as exquisite
a sown and every morning a lace or
log gown. And for this dinner I am par- I chiffon negligee if he had NEVER seen
tlcularly snxlous that you should ke ' her In anything pUun, or cheap, or un
radlant. and I know you win be in the i becoming: Would that have made s
(own I am sending you. difference?
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t'opyright,' 1U, National News Assa.
Sherlocko the Monk
The Adventure of the Forced Telephone "Message
t'ebrwary , 14.
This day, ninety-eight years agn-rwb-
ruary k last Stephen iiecatur, at uie
time a lieutenant In the I'ntted states
navy, performed a deed of valor In the
harbor of Tripoli.
which Ma country
men will never for
get. During ths
blockade of Tripoli
the American fri
grounded. In which
It was captured
by ths enemy. Its
and Its crew sold
Into slavsry. Con
reeling his little
force of sixty men below deck. Untenant
Decatur enured Ike barber with small
vessel which he succeeded la warping
alongside the Philadelphia. As the twe
bmIs struck, the pirates Suspected
what was ua but Decatur was ready far
them, and leaping aboard with his men.
swept the Trlsolltans Into the sea, set
the ship on fire, and In the midst of a
terrible cannonade from the shore bat
teries, escaped without losing a man.
It Was as handsome a piece of work as
.wss ver dene, and with Justice did a
great British admiral declare It to
'the most gallant act of the age.
Ten years later Decatur, then a commo
dore. Was destined to win further laurels
in those same waters. Foolishly believing
that the Lolled States nary bad bees sa
fro the rxnvc SpMHV"CK0'l Z
) Z" ! Tou'Re A , ( M t' I
( m Jeaomah!J A I
NCrw Phone SwtULOCKO I.
THAT TOO MAV6 CAPTUHeo)
US AND TEU. lum To (
come ncjte nigMT away j
IS THAT TOU. SHeHLOCKO? I
I ! hanc Single -hanoco captured)
BLACK. PtTE s CAkO COME To I
i TOU LL BE MERC IN A FEW
'wttHrs ALL RlflMT-CoOOeit
Decaur at Tripoli
By IIF.V. THOMAS B. CREOOHV.
nihllated by the Kagllsk la the War ef -it
then Just about dosing, the Berbery
states with Tripoli la the lead, beams
again their piratical denradatkws uaea
American osmsseroa, and Decatwr. was
sent eat with a equadrea as bring the
rotbers ta their eewsee.
Ha was quite sueeessfuL Capturing sev
eral of the enemy's ships and eig hundred
prisoners, be sailed Into the. hay at Al
giers, demanded the Irt stent release ef all
Asaerlcaa captives, full Indemnification
for all property stolen or destroyed, and
absolute relinquishment of all claims to
tribute them from the I'sltea Stales. The
terrified Pey signed a treaty at once
giving all that the American oommodera
Obtaining similar treaties from the rul
ers of Tunis and Tripoli the gallant Amer
ican accomplishes tn that single erutee la
the Medlterraneaa In the spring and sum
mer ef nil what the combined powers ef
Europe had net dared ta attempt.
One of the sad pagee In our cessntry's
history la ths one which deals with the
duel that wsa taught at Bladen oburg
between Decatur and Barron. March St,
IDs. Taking eseeptlens ta eartaia remarks
that Decatur had made shout hlra. Barron
challenged Decatur aad killed Men. Ma
Ath.e fuel fnuarwt hsiwssa AsMrteaas.
with the singes eaeeetiea of the aaa be
tween Burr and Hamilton, aver eraated
suen wwiesssse inaiawearaei ok m mmm
hand aad such si nee re narrow aa the
Decatur was only when ha was killed
by bl Implacable enemy Barren. . , ...
Little Bobbie's Pa
I was reeding In the Paper yesterday,
sed Ma. that the Duke of Connsught got
lost away from his crowd for a whole
hour yesterday. Isent thet kind af ata
tsrlousT Not st all. sed Pa, not at alL It Is hurt
a good Josh. The duke simply ducked
By WILLIAM F. KIRK. ;
Alt the time Pa wsa talking Via was
look lag him oaver kksd at careful. Pa
aaa Ulk prltty fast, but Ma cast always
leek at him about tea wares farther than
what ha la saying. Ma has vary ged
A ee sed Ma, that is yura alibi for bee-
sywsr from the crowd- He galv them all
Where In lite world da you suppoas he
wantt sed Ms.
Well, sed PA I will tell you. It was
this wsy. But heefoar I go any farther.
sed Pa, I must gwars you to com pent
confldenas. Yea will net rrreel a weed
of what I am about to say te you res
gardlng this matter?
I will not, sed Ma. Or yeu, aether,
BooUe, Pa asked ma Ne, Pa I sed, I
won't say a word.
Ing down te afcOraw'a aa lent aa yen
were. I suspected a much. yew think .
that little Bobble A me are Idiots enuff
te helesve that raglar duke wild go any
ware A play bllyards with peuT Easy,
easy, sed Ma doant mats ma taff to
aar. I have a asllt Hp, aa the cesseedlane
Then Pa got mad A went ta hla reem,
A after he had went Ma toald me nlwer
te any to my wife. If I ewer git one.
that I went sum place war I dlda't f-
But I am going to, jest the aatm.
Vsry well, sed Ps. the fa. ks In the
case sre these. Yon see. the dake me
was old psls In the old days. We shot
big galm together. Pa sed. A together
we was entertained In all the finest sa
lons of the continent.
Deer. deer, sed Ms, I newer thought
for a minntt that you bad been In a salon.
It Is barely possibel. sed Ma, that yon
nrlte hare ventured Into a saloon now A
then, but t dident think yeu cared for
Nevvertneless. Pa sed. the duke A I
was old time pais, A he asnt me a little
note the ether day telling me that he was
tired of beenig bowed to A salved. It wud
be a grand thine, be teal ma, sed Pa. If
you A me cud snerk away A have a awiet
gaim of bllyards up to McOraWa A so,
sed Pa. im A the duke went up te Me
G raw's A played for a hear. Nobody
knew him. Pa sed. beekaus he went la
cornlto. but as everybody there knew me
it made a prltty good average. The duke
wud have stayed a llttel longer, sed Pa.
but I beat him three calms la a row A
sent him to th cashier as regular that
be beegan te yawn, sed Pa. It doesat
matter what stash an In life a man be
longs to, sed Pa. or wether he Is rich or
poor. I hsve always notlsed thst wen he
begins te lose regtar he looks toward the
door A yawns. Wether yea are a duke
or a dog. sed Pa. you doant want te he
all the time gluing kicked la the thins.
Unn&tttrsi History J
BY BINNA IRVrXO.
When Helen sallies forth to lorn
Too Winter pmnensde.
la velvet, lace aad nodding plumes
Bha throws about her graceful aeca
A scarf of ooetly fur.
And gaslng at ths pelt I unite -
Forget to gase at her.
Per stirred with curiosity
And wonderment prefeuad. "
So strange a beast was found.
I d like to knew the laad from which"
The funny i
And two and twenty tails.
Your daughter ehows such briHiaat
promise aa a nannies, wisdom, that. I
am going to give her lies for aolftitg "
"We have something Just as good ta
stock. Mr. Fwrgueos, hut we have the
kind' you wnnL tee."
"Mr. Janitor, mamma sent 'me down
stairs te give you Uus podding, smA her
"I didn t can for calendar tbte cirna.
Mr. Faulkner; I want to be examined fay
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