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VOL. XXVI. PITTSlUmO, CHATHAM COl'iNTY, N. C THURSDAY, DKCKMIMK .51, imKl NO. 20.
By Anna Katharine Gre:n,S
C3PVKICHT. ie0. nY BOBlT 10NNEB S BONS.
"I leave," said hf to (ho bust e.
"with many thanks for my kindly re
ceptlon hero. Though 1 had been loiil
much of tin' charms of (in at Harring
ton I Inn! not hoard that its adxaiuag
of natural scenery were more thin
equaled by Its opportunities lor tin1
highest social Intercourse."
Ami such was ilu grace and scorning
rantlor of his words that Miss Aspiu
wall forgot for the moini'iit Iter di-uhls
nml gave lit tit one o;' those lovely smiles
which were seldom accorded I .ut to the
most welcome git si.
"I shall do myself tin- honor of rail
ing again." ho thereupon remarked,
and before she had limi' to recover
from thi embarrassment which these
word called forth ho had made liis
bow and left, but not without cm-iing
one inure looU at the signorina.
The lnslatii his departing stop was j
heard cm the gravel walls without a
inurmiir of voices broke l'ortli. j
"What a couth-numl" i
"I wonder if It can le a o:ise of lovo
t tlrst sight?"
"Two Uograws in the lie ,11"
At which last e.iai illation the hostess
turned pale, though she tried to keep
tip her spirits on this. evhais. the
most trying evening of he" li:'.
In the window recess smother luir ;
Tied and passionate colloquy was
"Ph. my l,iv." the artist was say
liiK, "I trl- d to save yon from this man. '
He is the wretch who has made so
ninny Jenny Ibogerses nnhapi y. Tcr
liaps you have not read the paper, and
I'crhaps you did not know that p i sens
of your name are o.l present under ; .
ort of ban. but I knew n and knew
thnt from the very similarity hot ween
his name and mine thai he was Un
person iiiii to he dreaded I y you.
Yet you would not take the hint I gave
you. hut Insisted upon owning to your
real name, and not eonteut with that,
allowed him to address you and even
to engage you in conversation."
'And has any harm come from It. or
iviil any harm coin-.? I have heard of
some of the stories you speak of. hut
there was lmhod.v to tell me that there '
was anything In this goat Iclinm to fear.
Nor can 1 believe trure is. You ate la- ,
tooting tinder a mistake, or look with
prejudiced eyes upon one who seems ;
to infringe upon your lights i f bearl: g ,
the same name.'' ,
"I0 you plead for him. sisuor'n.tV
Has he In posed on you. too. hy his
devilish, urbanity and hypooritiial
smiles? I will not helieve i:. lie may
turn the head of school tnles and fac
tory girl, hut surely not yours. Why.
he is a murderer. possibly."
"Oh. tiol" she fvchiitne.l hotly, and
would have said mor. hut .lust thiti
Miss Asplnwall approach -d theai. and
pressed the an 1st to t!nih tlie levr'a
tions which he hail ht-n ititcrrnntod
In making to her iriili'r in fie evui'i
But ho had lost the d!re t' speak.
Something In the lsrorin.Vs insrimT ,
lictrnyod nuoli unhoutaled trust in the
tranter that lie felt it would he hut '
waste of hrentli to reiterate his suspi
cion!, while to hrand the strnnjer ns
an adveiituror and eiltt'i'al In the
jiresenee of a company who had al
ready received him as an efpisl. vs. in !
the ahsenef f ithcr pro 'f thnn that
which had hreti urued uuitml himself,
a tnauiftst rink and poKsthle shame.
Hi reply, theivfore. wan less uncoii;
promising than M Apinwall had
"I was ahout to warn you," said ho.
"'against this Mr. De.sraw, not l.ivaiwe !
1 know him, 1 ut hecause a entli'man
of his uame and tiling has mined a !
very douh ful reputation in New York.
Thugh It is hard to helieve that th:s i
person Is the one who ha-5 ensaqtd tlie
atteutlon of the pullee. still my fears
are such that I could not retrain from
Clvlug you a hint of thein. That Is all. t
Miss Asplnwall. I now consider my j
duty in this rexa.nl at nn cud." j
She took out of her p-icket thf no
which the stranu'er had hrouuht her.
"This seems entirely en resile," she
remarked. ' I know the writer well, j
and I know his signature. Ho recom
mends Mr. le'raw to me as a gentle-
man of family and distinction. To ;
Oouht that this Is true Is to douht the 1
knowledge or judgment of my friend. '
This I canu u do: so I must still .!:
tlnita to recelxp Mr. Or-sraw."
The artist hnwpil and waived the
subject. He felt himself in a false po- ;
sltlon. and bated his own preeipitan-y,
wblle at the same tin.e he fern: d it im-
possible to dismiss his douhfs. He was
also troubled by the s;:ii!es anil beam
ing aspect of the si.nor.na. If she ;
loved him could she or would she hail
this manifest triumph of his rival?
But did sho love him? Had the tide
he believed to be lUiuins in his favor
received a cheek, nml vi ::M ho he
obltd to add to ihi' list of the :-
he wrongs e.itiiml.ied by th's i!:iei'
loper the siid.h.ti nipiii.-u,' in its bud o ' ,
the purest passion l! ver that er '
Mossomcd ff. m ii pod's heart c
evolved iiself from a pott's di'iaiu?
CHATTER .Will. j
FACE TO I' ACE.
It was midnight. I'eace and qtiet I
bad sertlfl upon the great house. N-.t j
a light twinkled from its uiauy wia !
tjowf, not 'jnd Uitacoil ito uuitvt
al peace. Hut in the walks beneath
it was not so. There a rest less figure
moved, pausing now mid tlicn to kuxc
at the vault of stais a hove, his head,
but if teller to l urn Inward the house
front one of whose windows an influ
ence breathed wliiili chained him to
ll was Hamilton Hegraw. tlie artist.
What were his thoughts? What
were his dreams'; What wits the charm
which made this vigil more alluring
than the it pose w hich awaited him In
his own rooms? He had parted from
the slgiioiiua under the eyes of Miss
Asplnwall tind her friends, lie had
l.oi dared to utter one of the countless
appeals which rose to his lips. She had
not i iicoiiraged him to do so. ami If
would not have vi Mured if she had
Indeed her manlier had been in a slight
degree tepelling. Though she had
sniil'd upon lii in and even blushed tit
his look, wbb U convex cd more of his
feelings than he doubtless intended at
the in Hie nt. she had not shown that
hy ileli.ght at Ins homage which he
had ohsii vid in lur before the a lvcn
the other Mr. Hegraw. lie had.
ll criiore, this i straimeutent to think
el', as xve'.l as of the danger xvhh h pos
sibly threatened I er. And there was
ami her thing. He had sometimes
thought that the mysterious Mounlli
and i lie Hiii.ii'iwn persecutor of the in
nocent girls mi often alluded to were
i'i i and the s.iuie m--.ii. Hut If this
gi uilcuian whom lu h.ni met thisivcu
itig were the latter person, as he fully
believed, tint! he ni'd MoUclli Were
two distinct pi rsotis. fur he had lin'cd
the tigure und faee of both and realised
lli.lt by no u:t collld the one have becti
tiami'ormod into the other. There
wele, therefore, in the case of the sig
tiotina, txo en tries to fear, and
which of tin so was to be dreaded the
more it was iiupos:l.l,. t,i s;iy.
Hut it xv as inn to xvatch or think
thai he lingered in Miss Aspinwall's
gi iuu Is on ties night. It n to be
Hear the XVel'.MM he I..V-d. lo bti-ati:l'
the same air. to sie.li beneath the same
slats. It xmis next to having her
promise: next to knowing that the re
tut ue I l.is sighs and dreamed his
ilteaii s. He xx.iuld ttol hao courted
sleep if he xo.lld: it xxa.s I -hi much like
parad-e t" stray beiieatli the Mies
and tlui.k bin. -ill' a l-'unne to this Ju
liet. He had pace I ' sveral littiM up ttiel
lb x u a certain graveled walk bor-de-.'
il by i -Itisti-rlt'.g bits'.'.es. whin sud
d nlv !!: f ati'-y ( .,,,; pji, n stray
iut i ;::u lu-r p.i-h
owed. i;.ti c s I;.-
1. -s heax ily sh.nl-
stepped it.l-i ii he
patiied. W,-s i', sa'.e to travel lis
mu-o:iiigb:e,l siolaee, within sight, as
he pcl'.vivnl it t i 1-c. of fully e ;c l:al:'
of the b.ec.se? No. it was not sate.
Hvtt for il.at very rca-ca it was tempt
ing to him, U'kI, without sounding very
deeply the intuit ions which led iiitu to
th's stiiiile'i exposure of his piese'.ice
he I'as.-l smilingly down its length
e:i.d vlsa i'tto tlie settiicircle of evcr
greeus xvliich termingtcd this walk.
An i xciamat'eii of astoiii--ln.,etii fo!
lowed by a sudden recoil was the re
n.it. He xx as not alone iu this place
ol expected solitude. A man xvas be
fore him. who.-e tall form, draxvu tip
within u almdoxr thnt failed to conci al
his presence gtive to tlie Jitt'st su.-h a
shoi-U that, he xteU uigh lot his self
'Hie xviuds vaug simultaneously, but
iu xvholiy xlisslmilav tones. Then the
!ixo paused and lonked at each other,
and thcu the gentleman from Cleve
"Vott tird me still Intruding upon
Miis Aspinxvall's grounds. Hoxv shall
I c'.plaiu it? Not by the real reason
lest that should seem sentimental to'
you. Shall I say that it is the beauty
of the n;?ht which allurts me. and
trust to your good nature not to be con
tradicted lu my statement':"
The artist, who had withdrawn him
self into the moonlight, responded by
:i short but significant silence. Then
T shall com radict you iu itnthiug.
Mr. Hegraxv. I haxe not yet recovered
from the surprise of enenimtering a
pcrs-em of my own somewhat unusual
'You ne'ko a crrat deal of that.
Fliall I relate to yon my pedigree, or
tend for that leaf in our family Hilde
which Is duly inscribed with my
"Mr. Pcgrnxv. you insult me. Were
there any cause for if I should prob
nb!y resent It. As there is not I And
it more consistent -with my self-respect
to regard you as a moons' ruck
enthusiast, unworthy of my attention
This tone, which was certainly un
expected, took the artist by surprise.
I-'or n moment h" hesitated, not know
ing what to reply, tin n he said, boldly:
T certainly tind myself muter great
obligations to you. To be thought a
moonstruck enthusiast Is belter than lo
t'O thought a villain and a fraud!"
And with a deferuiiu'd step he
wheeled about, leaving the passage
open to the man whom he now be
lieved he had made his enemy.
He had walked but a short diKtaueo.
however, before he heard the other'
s ep ring close ut his side.
"I eaunot let you go." s;d tlie strao
ger, a tba arUan turu4 toward bitu.
"till you have in some measure es
plained .voiiisi If. Winn my name was
first uieiilioiied ymi showed an unnat
ural astonishment, and at ihe time of
my introduction to yuit 1 was met by
a sarcasm xvhicli my own courteous
feelings toward you icilaiidy miUur
merited nor called forth. What excuse
you have to make fur nil this I cannot
say, but it must ceriaiuly bo a good
one to I'Ci'Otli lie y.ill o i'tndlle so out
of keeping xv illi y.nir g"in ml charaelci
"Volt are right." assented the artist,
bullied by Ihe other's coolness, bill for
an instant shaken iu his doubts. "I
had an excuse and if you xvish to In ar
what it is 1 must give it. Toil I would
rat her he excused from offending you,
and would esieetii it a greai favor on
your part If Instead of rctuiriiig ex
planations from me you xvould consent
lo answer three questions."
"Von are Hindi fate in vniir demands,"
sneered the stranger, xviih a etui of
hU strong lip and a Hash of his keen
eyes. "As the instilled parly, I have
certainly the rig-lit to refuse them. Hut
I am something iiinte than an insulted
parly: I am a gentleman and an lionc-t
one; therefore, it you have anvihing to
ask. ask it. I will he brief bin straight
forvv aid iu my replies "
A cold perspiration started out upon
the ailisi's brow, but h pursued me
tlitielimgly the course iniu which fate
had led him.
"Vou will answer ipiesi ions':"
he. "Ti-rhaps. then, v on vv.il be
enough to tell me whether volt
c. 1 11,0
dil'cetlv here fruui t'i-.-v eland:''
T did not."
"Have yoll In en slaving, then, ill
New York and xvas it Ir.ea that pl.tci!
X oil traveled to this spot '."
"You have said it 1 have been Ml New
Yotk. and it xvns from there I came no
hli'T than today ill li.e "i u lock ex
press. Would you like lo know what
baggage I brought at: l xv! at w.;s ihu
amount of the fee I gav lo the por
ter?" "I wish to know n li.ng but wlcvt
vitally coiieettis ni.vself i'lid the wel
fare cf a pi i-si'U ih at'er to mo than my
self. Miss lingers - "
There w is a i h.inge lii the stranger's
mat, iter, lie seemed at olov to have
reecivid a hint to the ii.v-ici.v of the
"Is the bi.-it er." impel tin l-at'ly eon.
tlltm-d the artist, "of a name that has
lately b eti the ma:'.; for p. i uM.ir
sh ifts of forliiu". As the lady i ii ar
to nie you xx ill pardon me the self-n-velati.iu
given by ibe-o vvo-iU I
have constituted mvselt' ih shield to
pfoli-'-t her ngaai-'. il-e iissaulis whiih
have overxv hoiried girls of lesser con
sequence and attainment:. If. there
fore, you hax e ever sp ik-'u to any
other person by tin- name of .tctm.v
Uog.'t-s do n,,t think you will be al-
) low id to speak lo this oce. If you
have n it
j "Sir:" interims. ,i ihonihc. hang! lily,
"you are a naduum. Not speak to
t;ss Koi'cts? W'liv. if she were yct'f
I wife I sh'.uh! a-1 hess !u,- if 1 pleased,
j that is. if ! alloc, id me tie prlvl! :
of doing so. nml I tl.ia!: she woui-l "
Ti.is shut, vvliliii was oti'y too deft
!y leveled, s'vuck ho-.iie at once. 'Ihe
.-irti.-i tceoili-il. and scitiimered sotiu-
leetiei uial xx lO ils before ho feturuei! lo
"Mi-s l:,.g,o-s ;s !.,,!.v
danger." he finally i'i tnarke
xv ei e yoll might cxpoi t 1
mi her part "
Ti.'e stranger laughed.
"Yuit show- an igiairam
, d. "both of ic.y itainro ami the eba-.'a-
l"i' of mv ittteres! in Mlsi Uogets 'hat
excuses you for mm ii more foil, ih.-ti
volt evince 111 til's ir.rerv ievv. Ia"ger
does not meiiaee MS Ib'ger-i. that ;s.
mu frioii mo. hut If If did. you have
si-areel.v tak- ti th- w.sest mean to
'I ll's was eti'.v to ti no. Car-v-d
iiwax by Irs feelings th" artSr bad at
l.ivieil hitnseir to go further than Ms
exxn .judgment approved. Hut to b-.
told of It by his adversary xvas hnmil.
iat'tig om! iT'd not serve to irterease his
satisfaction. It xva. therefore, iu a
bitter etmttgh tone that he replied:
"I I :iv,.- but d-ute a any honest lean
wo iM do. I have r,.as e-s fo- dStrus;.
mg y ui ami I tell y.o.t s. .!l that I
shall add to what 1 have a I ready said
; lies: That if g.-'of or any peril ci no s
to M'ss Tlogois I shall know where To
look for its C'll'se. Nei'lier yoif -e"";.
:ng good Inviting t or th- d'giil'y
which invests your persi-n at d n,nv, -sation
shall saveyou in th.i: him" fr-o-i
a revenge that xvill have not oti'y l.,ve
but trie law to back it. So bewa id"
lie turuci! avxay: tl,o Strang' r 1 ok-d
after him doubtfully and took one si,
a-i if to folbixv him. Hut this ih termin
ation ibd nit hold, and Mr. Mcgravv. of
t' evcland. rcmau'cii silent :?u.i
moved, wbll" tile other pa--i"l s!,
down the pa'hs till be rem hod on
the two gates which guarded
place. There the an St pause !,
his antagonist, convinced that
xvould go no further while he iiitusiif
remained on the ground, xvas good na
lured enough to or wise enough to tm u
away toward the otbT gate. The
xvatchful artist, perceiving this. pas,,,t
out, and presently the two cortM ! e
seen hasting through the street, the
one toward th hnfel. the oilnv tow ard
ihe neighboring dwelliu.g which held
Would they have passed so lightly
had tbey possessed the power of per
ceivlu.sj the girlish bgure that sat be
hind cue of those open cascineM, upon
which they now- turneil their backs?
I wot. not. for iu the eager face up
lifted 1o the moon there xxas a look
which ptizKles uh and xvould have ptt.
.Ii d them. Was she listening? Was
-he dreaming? Was she hoping? t
,r a spell of delight or of app: ehens'oii
which holds her enthralled uud makes
or a statue of wakefulness amid a
household of sleepers'; Wa may not
I. now at present. Will the time ever
i ome when we iball ?
T'V h vvliurtUi;l.
ART OF DRESSING HAIR,
An Importnul 31 h tier tVlHi tlie I'p-tu-lul.
Tcrlinps never before has there been
a lime xv hen the hair was an object of
' iea'er Koliciiiide to women al large
than at the present, or a more ii ipoii
,ni! element of personal beauty. The
low coiffure litis caught on with a ra
piditx which shows In xv lirei! t i pub
lic generally was of t'l" u.iwarl sweep
:,iid bare nape, tln small t ! knot ami
tie- hi: Ii cite ts thai have been in xogue
so long. I'or sirci'l it-it ordinary vvear
the hair is 'raw:i into n simple knot
lov down on ilie neck, and for evening
x.iiii' the high eoiiYiire round is iu
xogue, iillh itigii where a xxomaii has
a j;ood pro, ih- and a style which the
low knot illsiineliy enhances she is
sorely temple 1 t. wear it all the lime.
The low e.iiiiure is .uvity nun-rally
, coining, us it shows Ihe shape of the
head to boiler tidv .image than tines
the high coiffure. It also conceal the
nape of the neck, which is a weak spot
in many xvotu.-ii's dressing of their
hair. Nol every woman has a pretty
l eek, or one that is decorative w he i
111" hair is draxvu away from it ii th--severe
lines that have been in vogue.
The hair is siill wo n pompadour,
but, instead of an even symmetrical
notiiiiaihuu' framing th- face, the hair
s pone led over tue Ian- III IITegu .ar
1 .... , . ,, ,. , ; .,i I
masses or pulls, and tbete is ,i genital ,
, i ,i ...
-r",, ;ome:;u::: halo a,..:;,::. !
the low stylo ol natr irv-sm, i -
Iitrned to the c mtre ti-iriing. the result
e.ng something ex't tttui.v womanly
looking and soft, proxidod they have
rot-cheads thiit xvill bear showing.
A narrow, loi.g el'i'-et is sought for
ny women whose leoa Is aio broad and
:'uu nape of Hi" neck plump and pretty.
I loose are ill the shapo of the tigure S.
in lo .s, (-.liis. or iu obhmg knots. Willi
ihe I txv s.vle of hair dressing any i rna
meat that may be added iu the form
af ilovvers is worn tit t'.: side. Where
the hair is worn in a broad braid
fining v. oi. ion ornament the top and
inttom of the le.aid xvilli him k ribbon
ovs. The lower bow is slipped through
:h' braid bei'om it i-- turned up. and
oro'.n'ele-i on either si,b. lu a big broad
ran. All th. so low six ! of hair dress
ing call for a good bead of hair, if the
i-siibs are to b-.- saf.sf.ic ory. -s inn i- ,
some hair is somewhat less common
titan it was in the days before cr tup-(
,tig- and mis were so generally adopted, l
not a few xv, mien, and even young;
girls, ar-.' g'ad l avail themselves of
Too black iibl -ei b-.-xv a a pretty and (
Inuo eot m-ihol of eking out their ;
f-.-.t e on 1
f ihe l ost
.-.v.. f .u: -1
h ''.'ore the
' . street. Some e
a-to-i wear them.
.. v, . ar ih.-m. I
ens. I eo.i-.iso th -y h
ii, .-,! suits their
My be a long time
tire becomes p:-.se
Snell-t" I iiiulon.
I A "sm ir." o'o
lo;.s x. rll-'s in M
in l.i.-.m-'U fasb-
V T. f cu r. a. f !!
us in eat
at smart ea r
iu two designs the solitaire stud anil j
ll:" !.-:.. pen lo't- ine s,-. .i.i.. i -
use.tl'.y in iliamotuls or i'i l-laeK fi
is hit.- 'pearl. I oog earrings s -t't to bo
c.e'iing into favor. The." taue t.i '
for, i nf ::u elongated eil-l "il of the
s.std d-.'-.tti. th-- pendant being c:u-po-.-l
of a n -tr shaped jewel, either a
pearl, ruby, o--.il. turuif -i peridot,
i-mef.'l 1 or a single x'.'.at'.o--.d of great
.. the earrit-g are com-ett-d
brilliant, formii g a
, the ear. Thes. ! -aval,-
noxv v. v prec'.ou.
. ris" far h.gt-.-r in prco.
le.tvls ifre fairly pU-ntiful.
M this form -in to bo
i: but it is r.i'-e In ruble
a--' I tur.H'.'-'s ' i hard to
i-v.l bid '.,i
:-,n,l in i an
it i. co
1 a l-e
eral stmtrt and d.st.ngulsh-d
ii have ho g worn earr-gs. among
, tie. I'l-tncess of Wales, l.ady
'.ovv.-e. l-'.nly ib' Crey. I.ady
I 1 iinsi'.ovx tn.
H -nry H.
ef u. Iltel
itinek at-d Harom-ss ue
. 1" earrings appeal tn some
ittel the large, round, .ewe. en
Hit a d i"k. Carmen '.ike type of
Mr. Cent-go Cornwall' Wet
i .i.i. ..,!., f eai-rings whoti in
ir, Mackay has the
1 ea rrings ever s-'e:i in
,1 to have est
i-li'ty " lt:ill'l" 'f Bitbi-l."
, society ca n" In fnr a severe
s.orlie.- at t'.te bands of Mr, .less e
f.rovvn Cot-ads. of Chto. at the open-in-
session of the Convention of Chris
Ihrn Womeu-s T"..rd of Missions, in
Detroit. Mich. Mr.-. Totin-ls addressed
".mi person in Woodward Avenue
'tot. list Clt.ireh. Tii" society young
women of Ihe pre""t day came in for
esneeinllv hard eo'iil-mnation. Sn.-ietx
life Mr.' Hounds .b- r bed as t!i u- .id
, -rti babble of P.able. 'Modern Uf'? 1
etting to be um-v and umre a vulgar
t' sphtv." .be s.fd. amidst the appla u'
of her listeners. 'Hxpenses are so
rapid exceeding incomes that there is
no longer any limim life. AH the adult
.,f families are forced to C out to meet
i... t,..iw ovi.en.. that modem oo'idi
i.eis -p '
would in nob tiet'er
st hnme, and let
..en our il.tugl
!: -i u.'tke a home,
nit m work iu or,
th.ili to send t
icily income. lo
iv.-s and il.'vol-p
'I he w omcii "l i '
'ns countty are d
... lli'lell leOls lycce
. -Im. tipper classes
t u lead simpler
re home maker
middle classes it:
g at present ir.-m
i g. and the xv.o.u u
are .lying, tn... ba!
a ,iso. Too m i'-x
,.! too much '-I-',-;
- .:;: ;-es u dm'
l-rin; to w.'tiy
American parents are proud if their
daughters marry a Kuroprtin noble
man, hut heartbroken if one marries
HmitlOTi'idiiK '(- t" "ci,
Sox Pi handwriting is the study
xvhicli promises new fame to Alfred
Tn-iiet, already distinguished as the di
rector of the Tsycho TliyHiologieal Iaib
oraiory at Ihe Siirboiino. T.iris, and a
psychol.ig.sl of world-wide reputation.
To deiiriuine the c.xte it to which
handwriting discovers the sex of the
wrl'cr of the p-n Trcfi -or Hetiel has
itppealod for data to Tie two most
pr iinineiit eraphologists Ii France,
Messrs. I'remcireX Jamil and Mlio-
lie has collected samples of the writ
ing of all manner of individuals-pro-lessional
people, servants and sehool
g.rls for i-oiuparlson. The result
shins that the feminine gender ex
presses itself in the following charac
teristics, though these are nut infalli
ble: A woman makes the small "a," "r,"
and "p" higher than the ether snail
letters, and in general makes her b-lt.-is
less compactly t'la i a matt. She also
exhibits mat y other peculiarities iu
Slilrt Walnut t or W lntf r Hunt.
What is more attractive to the eye
tha,. a well tilted plain tailored xviust
xvilli all accessories iu accordance?
I here are same women more, suited
to wear this stylo of tipparel than
others. When the tailored irl i pic
tured by us xv o see a tall, well propor
tioned figure, Willi the cuift'urn severely
... . , ,;.,i.,!, a,--iii-ii from the
i i, , .,, ,i, . ,,ane of
face, into tl bilge knot ill tlie uupe oi
1 . ..,.wi, f
the neck, or dressed on I lie iiovvn oi
.., .: - , ,1, tr
na.hiiir or c nsieriug ringlela.
,' - - - , , ., , .... tl,.,
I III' liecik piece rn,'i"'i
vere sort, t-llhor to match the xvnist or
one or tlie many picuj -.shown
In the shops ut present. The
tiaea stock with the black satin tie
. .i....,.i...m.. ,.,,n,isli a nil severe, but
the many pi
then xve have the prelty drawn bands
or turnovers to bo worn wuu um
plainer stock and give a touch of re
liuemci t and neatness so much sought
t'oi-.-l'iitsbui'B I'ispal. h.
Straight full skirts.
Hraid. fur and lace iMtubiiied.
Ilvi iung eoais of renaissance lace.
Hats of goi-gejits p'.aided full cloth,
llicli silks and velvet for coats.
1 ink fastenings of old silver for slilrt
Corset covers of dotted and flowered
l.ovel.v flowered s.lk muslins f t
Norfolk jackets of knifed wool-xvith
a belt b':e the regular cbch jacket.
Thick lace of soft white xvool is liked
both tor sawn and hat adornment.
I't.iv With ring anil Tne.
At the u.ee.ing
of Moihcls. t'iei-l
lltlgl-es. of T-.i'i-n
lo p'.ay xx, lit tlnir
' I do not I ele'VO
a mother iu Clex
Mrs. Jam-s 1..
.es' tiugers and
e sanl, "there is
xi.i.-i-ie.-in Italian or any other na-
naUtx. who tines not play with her
ay's ringer ai.d toes. And 1 venture
ay there is mulling she can tlo -f
importance lo baby s aexeioi-
WiMiiaii. Not tiimn.lM
Isaac Al-ra.c.s, a Chicago ladies'
tailor, xvho sued a woman for not tak
ing the garment she had ordered, made
a l.ove! defense. "I do not I ke to to to
i -art." said he. "but what etui u man
ito when, after he has taken a wom
an's measure for a t lilor made suit, she
is tuk'-n ill. lose thirty pounds in
weight and then xx lit not take the gar
ment because it d 'es not lit her':"
Yards and yards of braid ate used.
Clpings are I's-liptitous iu the new
Cringe Is cue of the fashionable gar
The long cat seems to be "U" for
A brown zbellue flocked with trreen
. a chle example.
Hat in shaded hoaxer are au.ong the
Tclerines are the ultra-fashionable
thing iu fur nevk ear.
White and moss green are an artistic
ivinhitiat ion In millinery.
Tweeds are very smart for walking
suits intended for hard wear.
Cay colors are introduced into the
new "suitings with fetching effect.
Some of the tviu'.i salting seem lo
have been caught in a snowstorm.
The off color whites, champagne,
mushroom and oyster, will be fashion i
The long boas i" noxed black and
white ostrich reappear among the new
Lovely evening coats of white broad
cb'th haxe capos trimmed xviih deep
xx bite fringe.
The old-f.tshkmod Hercules braid ap
pears w ith a beautiful lu-lre and trims
gowns of all s .Tts. ,
The skirts ot many g res threaten ''
to bring gray ha.rs tn the head of more
than one d"essinakcr. j
The new rutlS ad Miclme to be bw
ami Hut with long stole ends .piite like1
!o quaint old fashioned pelerine. j
face g.txvns will again be all that is i
most desirable in tie- way of a toilette.
..;' fashionable h-gaiice for evening
I'd, .uses of tl heavy mereeri-.'.ed fabric.
. x, a I,- pi-.'f. rably. -ire distiiiguish- d
x t'li. nose hiero.g.xpl.K's worked in
ill blue, red. xeil 'W anl green silks
1 1, ,s declaration is usu.-Tly on tl
bo pi-sti au-1 vii tii collar au-i cutt.
:: HOUSEHOLD 99
tit tillirivi. XI, ell IIPKiililllig ! S.nll.
Have tuner ready in a saucepan,
also two (lieces of burnt wood that
is, charcoal. Tut the meat in the boil
ing water, and put the burnt wood in
the lire till it g--t led. then drop into
the pot. W hell th'- lire is extingul oo,
take off the situ.', . an, skim It. rctiane
the meat. ,
runill. s Vol I lllieg ( mi, Hi Its.
Hy dipping the end ,u verv hot watct
It Will necoliie 'oft am! p.inble. If the
etindlo Is too thick il can be lengthened
an Inch, and when loo thin Ii is easily
flattened out, th.reby pivx eiiiing the
candle from falling out of the i-amllt-stiek,
and making the use of paper
xv ads tiiinoeessjirv , l hereby unuimii'.itii,'
the risk of lire
Tin' ( art' it I "
A pond lav i t of new -papers under
neath the carp, t xvill p. event all dan
pT from moths, Wi.e h have a strong
objection to printer's ink, and w ill r. it
c inie anyvv iiere licit' it to lay tlo-.r
Tresh paper should be used every
tune the carpel i.1 tak -u up.
Tea leave-., damp salt on nexspaper
that has been soaked In water and
tie n squeezed dry and lorn into small
pieces me ail very good for takm.g til'
Ihe dust when swieping. but tea
leaves should always bo i nisi 1 in wa
ter before using, especially if the car
pet is a light ooe.
1: -.iii.t salt brightens and colors won.
(letfiliiy if they are iut at all failed
or soiled. lb member, that a carpet
should alwiivs be vx cpt lite way of Tu
rnip. To brush the other way is to
brush the dust in. Attend to all s-.a.ns
us soon as po-sibl". If h it. they gr.i.l
ually sink iioo the carp,-, and are
leii.-'li lei.re I'lrll -tilt to rclueVe than if
mv at ome.
llow In I'ri'mt t liilh.
When xvooiou cloth is to be press ,1,
but not washed, it Is souietiu.es Ihe
iptcstion of hoxv best to give it tue
datni-iic-s that will enable the hot :..u
to remove the folds mil wrinkles.
Cood results are in bo bad by wring
Ing a sheet out m warm w.itei. sp.ca .
ing it on ii large table, arraicgin,, upon
it the pieces lo be pressed .lt d tncll
fohiing or rolling nil iu a bundle Af
ter l.viiig Ihtis tor several hours, the
cloth is evenly il.ii.i.', but not wet, und
all creases iiod fold soKeii to in,' b-.-l
possible couditt'-a for tin- ifotin.g. Th-'
pressing rather tli.ut the l-oniim must
bo done slowly with irons not too hot
lor too cool, litoxtiig them jllsl t.tst
etiouuh to prevent on- ffeiu pi.ulog
its outline mi the n
to raise tlie siealu,
t,i scorch the XV. i -I
irors. fad:. V ci -ft
c.vrv i ' : o ;'-c attd to
n; not l.o
Hess lent it 1 v
;r. 'I'liii.ner -
v.-. Tee pvt
ss, iif coins-
'.spoug.ng.'' except that
follow s the dati.pties - '
It being merely ..;'. a 1
left lo dry.
'tik'nig Itousi-lii'til lime.
a sign cf goo ! an I sx si.-i-.io'i
i i ei v -.l.iin. i f n.'r-s -nal
lie 'l . :.-;-.-.!. Articles !
marked life r.pt to have I e;
The ideal way of marking :
l o-.e.t.-i-v I, ut r i '; aiiv
by i tn-
keeper has fn.o for tlici.falue e.',l r
ing. U' she eho.'s-.'s t ' mark bc-t
hemstiU hod sheets and p-.U 'W sl.ps m
this way the i'llf. .1 should be pin- e-l
in a rais.
ml i f th
broidery it r ,S. or n : 'tt
tie one side i f ;!! c--:: re
kins near on-- c : a, r.
Indci.l-.c ink is il. u -ua
for marking. Select a too.
then note i aief .1 y tha u-.u
ising. as a liii.e.'-c to ci
closely u.ay r.s; t...t':o.
by the name f... I' -. ' '' ''
ing injured I y ch '-u.c.i 's.
may reiinire a stc. I p at1'!
ipiill pen. but for clll- V .
or illnet bi -la stit-,1 . - ' : x
scutml lo s t tl.o .:k -'
. ; RECIPES
l.emoli San e Till o a- i -i
oxer the ti '.': rtd two 1,
spoonfuls of coin star, h in :
water u mil
h. tl- "i i- 11 it '0 t'
rl. g tiuul thick- !'.-
vluar and the -.ral-i.
mid La'f a eup of viuar and
rmd of one leuo.u.
Whole Wheal IM Mug S,
one pint of xvlioh- v. h.-..i f
teaspooiu'ul of s .',.i im 1 1
spoon ef saii: u. x l.ait a t
lasses and one virpiul e
S.ft tog -tl-cr
this over tin
cup of chopped i
tered inotii l and si,
v. ,tU leiuon sauce.
S.V'.eh Cakes T-cui-tul
of Hour: n
ot a l.
0 it X
tips of the tiugers three four;': cm
of butter, then add one cup ol uga
and two small egg, leutcu. a l t on
tea spoonful of citit.aui-tn. nix w -11
roil oul on a flomv.l board en: tin
cut into l---i.i-ls ai.d lake in a t:io-l--r
ate iu. il in ;--en i linutes.
cold Bak-,1 sl-.a
i-otatoes. seas, .h x
M. t-i'i.ii !; s ,.
n .ii.d ;... !...
i h s.ii. ::ud i- :;-!
shape iu en: ! ' - "' II In t
iu beait-n egg. then ill en:
put sex i ml in th" li.'Hg
ft v a yood brown , i smek
train on pa pert uri-aigc t
lapkin: g irnish wi'h pat
xxith a I'ivll ctvau sa'i-.e.
c 1 '.
V tf . .
Out nf It.
With these facililii-i at hand,
lie , I eel i.uii.y Iiavt- hud
'I'hr time ol Ins hie. tteic ll not that
lUd tune uf hie i.uljiide.
Smith -"Why is il that intellectual
women tlo n it make goott mothers?'
llrowii--"They don't usually get
chance, 1 1" bnv '-Towu Topics. t
Tommy l-'ig-'jain - "Taw. what la
uii iint by 'begging the iiieslion ?' "
I igjam "Uheti a girl is doiiiR all
in her power to get a fellow into Ihe
notion uf proposii.i; " - Haliiiu're Amer.
'rite I'-.in.l itil'l tit MAn.
Church -"Tell me "hat you cat anil
I'll l.-il joii xx inn .vou are."
Cohan. "Well. 1 '"' Ml'
ipn's n iinr. int."
Church "Tn. n you'"' a fool."-'in-
..it 1,1 n'l Kill Hint.
How is Jiubbs? I hear he has been
" I I. .a - what: Nan- doctors failed t
Hi-oi.t Scott, lie titust he lough!"
Chl ago llecr.l 11--ml ! . ,
A I lit! liiliis.il.
.'.lie -l-i :S pl.iv xve are married "
I T. ss-e jlav e yen ever played
it vv ui, ai y other g.rl? '
ill..-- - No."
I. Itth- T.os-. -'Then you cnn'l prnc
tice o'l me." -Smart Set.
I lie Vtiiini; TIiIiib's Oiii'ry.
"I milt tn California." said the dia
t.ngue -i ed t c.-i. rii man, "as a forty
l. ., r "
li..ir n. ."' rephed lite very annoy
ing g rl: "were you marked down from
lit i) ;" - Wa - .. i gion Star.
II -r 1'ri'IVrfiii-e III (i.llne.
"lines your daughter p'ay .Mi-znrt?"
ini;illred li'e '"U. ,. man xviih Hold
' I think she does." answered Mrs.
t't'.nfox affably. "Iut 1 think sho pre
icrs br-lge xvh. st. "Washington S.ar.
Not V .utilli; I line.
"W'ii..i's the auv.-.ef xv . l ti old Fred?"
asks one w erkuiaii.
" 'M s go; a spinner iu his "and." aaya
" hy don't 'o pull it out?"
l a his dinner hour ; Not Wc
i : in nn
At tlie Sutl. l'lulr.
Aiig'-b.n" --'Ob, IVrclvaT l l-ellevo
; I eou'-l eat ice cream loreverl"
I Teiv.xal iiisl'.c- ' Tdamcd if 1 ain't
b.-gM-.i.t'g to bcl.e e it. too:"-NexT
! Viuk Jefiff.il.
T'u- rnli-llv Acfvt.fil.
'! 'Tr- otic., have yotl ultviUtig tt) s7
in x our oxvu behalf."
"Well, .ledge, ii s like dis. I 'at law
yer o- mine l o got mo so iius'b'y con
t'u;lcated dttt 1 ve.illx tUfif-O v. hat 1
done t-r wtat I done it for." x. It-ve-lui'.d
Tluiu 1 ealer. ,
1 ii.p..rtuitit .
I '-tVel'." s.iel iii- herder who xv.-i
f.tt.d i t i:u -Ufg th.t.g. ' opi-oriiiuiiy
knocks once at every mat-'s door.'"
! llohl' Seota-d Slcpax. 'an opportil
i mix to p. x e x boatd bill kuo k.d at
i t, v il o; tog, i. uies to -day."- IViliulcl
I t.',.. Tul lie li.lg.:'
: lit i-ia;fitt X .t.
'' Ho: cm li. Iv o'd uutii: w hat JoO
j g,,;. t,, Uo?"
' I vlluui::: Notli.ng."
T. .rem 'llow .il otit a walk? I think
- ! U would, de tl both go " "
Ii C'.'.'ti.-u "So if' I ibtod bxe."-Tbil-
I adelph.a Tublic Ledger
Cforwi . sulft fort.
j "Tliere .,k thtf V v roll ol H 11 v. lie I"
"T." :. -: ho?"
'I ! o-tld say s..' Hashevl off an ode
i u t'o- soep.-r for the benetit of the
! el,".!vti s eeple iti ten ui. note and sail
' i ha I ih ,-,- mmu'es left iu which to
i c.fct- a ua.!:'" Atlanta Coustuution.
.lohuny-'T askod Toiu for the c-re
1 of Uis apple, gad he gave me the whole
xiau ma -' And what did you say t
, .talari dhln't say nothing, but I
" i1,., lie- r!U 'hii'g I gtixe tnui tht
cor-.'"- Hos'.on Transcript.
i The rint..n tilrl.
Kitty ,tr It. rrba iu h r new frock)
"Why, .l.ir.ing, how beeoiuii'g )oar
: goxxu is! Absolutely any oue would,
1 ll :n k it tpiite nexvl"
Hertlni "So k-ti 1 of xoJ to ay nol
J And tears. U.-ar. laos every bit aa
t well as it did yeai's ago" UxMHoa