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STUNNING FASfflONS AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS IN HOMEMAKING FOR EVERY WIFE;
Ofe$ HER SECOND (nF
The JVothan Who Aspires to Be Juvenile
Thero Is no moro lamentable and do
pjorable spectacle than that of tho rotd-dte-aged
woman maaqueradtng an Sweet
i-vnd Twenty. Iter playful gambola and
portlvo waya are really disconcerting to
.er friends. It ts bo dtmcult to know Just
pi&t Attitude to take towards her. For
she la very sensitive on Hie subject of
iter ace. and one must bo particularly
careful not to offend her by any mis
placed, remark or untimely observation
which might servo to dato her as not be
ing qullo tho youthful creaturo . she
aspires, to be.
Tho different "lines" which tho .aBplr
int toward cxtrcmo youthfulness adopts
are vory hard to understand. For ln
atance, I hav o In mind ono woman of my
acquaintance -whoso Ions ault, as It were,
Is a perpetual glgglo. Why tho elderly
and unmarried -woman of uncertain years
should feel It Incumbent upon horself to
so through llfo simpering Is a mysteryl
r.. ,. if i tn thin n.irtlcular cose. As
i( . ... I vnftf tnrnrlv. she
an ncquainuwtu iv ...w .-
Is Indeed "In her Becond Qlgglohood."
And It deceives nobody. For thcro Is
a laclc of spontaneity In that too-ready
sound of mirth. It has an artificial ring
lo It that will throw cold water on the
brightest joko, tho most amusing sally.
Small wonder, then, that the lady of tho
Second Glgglohood Is scarcely popular!
8ho only cores about running around with
tho younger set, and the younger set aro
not overanxious to Include her In their
For sho Is no addition to tho company,
unless In ono respect and that Is In her
servility. For tho woman who aspires to
be extremely youthful Is generally ready
to pay for associating with youth In either
of two ways. Firstly. If sho Is a woman
of means, she will entertain young people
lavishly and spend any amount of monoy
to buy their companionship and be classed
oa a pal and a "good fellow" among them.
Or, secondly. If her means do not permit
of this, sho will bo slavishly servile and
take upon herself all the odd and un
pleasant Jobs that no ono else is yearning
In either case the spectacle Is pathetic.
Tho woman in her Second Olgglohood Is
moro to be pitied than censured. True,
her ready laughter may sound as tho pro
verbial crackling of thorns under a pot.
But It Is lonely and hollow laughter and
deceives nobody, not even herself.
The woman who aspires to take 20 years
oft her age Is nearly always a gusher, too.
For giggling and gushing go together.
"How dear and quaint of you to do such-.and-suchl"'
Blie will exclaim, perpetually.
Tho phrase ls.an annoying one. But tho
woman of my acquaintance who Is in her
Second GIgglehood Is nover without It.
Everything la "dear and quaint" from
the Iceman who brings his load In the
morning, to the latest thing In sermons
or religious Instruction.
If the conversation turns to events of
THE! angry waves dashed high. They
tossed cold spray over the piers and
they pounded the water on the beach.
"Can't you be quiet a minute?" asked
Mr. Winter when ho had stood the nolso
as long aa he wanted to, "don't you know
"that I'm tired of ouch a racket aa you
"We don't want to atop!" exclaimed tho
waves teoslngly, "wo like to pound and
we like to roar, that's the nice part about
winter. Wo can rage and storm all we
"Oh, can you!" exclaimed Mr. Winter,
"well, I'll have to stop that, I'll stop that
"You can't Btop us!" taunted tho waves,
"we can roar and pound all we please,
you can't atop us!"
Now tho waves shouldn't have spoken
so tauntingly. They made old Mr. Winter
very angry. Nobody likes to be epoken'-to
that way you don't yourself, and Mr.
Winter didn't like It even as well as you
might He didn't likalb one) llttlo bltl
"I'll have to see about those waves," he
aid to himself, "I've neglected them too
long. They are getting decidedly uproar
ious! No need to turn the world over to
them, I better show them that I am
"Show us, allow us," taunted the waves
wildly, "you can't do a thing to us"
That made Mr. Winter madder than
eyeu oan't stop ul" tauttt$l tht (jv
vr. iut ajr tho waves knew It -would,
and he lwt no time getting to work.
"Com over and help, roe awhile," he
IIai to o Jack Frost,
"Blow down here, I need you," he
-KktttMl to Mr. North Wind.
"(Jo away. I want the air cold." lie said
f tfe trabas, "don't como back till
nothr day. And, they wentaway.
"Sw what shall we dorvaaked his
ssaMC. "w'ra here to obey!"
"I wt you ta fres up tU like,"
tjrurf m Mr. -mater.
"W Mm lko!" esIaJsig Jack
f MtHy Wr Job!" howled Mr.
-is tlu wore mmm why y mo the
Wi ttt can 4 it!" re$lM Mr. Winter
Asa, et WWM, MMUM.t41wt Bat
even 10 years ago, this youthful lady's
memory at once falls her. "Oh, don't
ask mol" she will murmur coyly. "I was
tho merest child at the tlmel Ask some,
If referenco Is made to some con
temporary, the same lady will murmur!
"How woll I remember meeting Mrs. So-and-So
for tho first tlmol I waa the
tiniest llttlo tot In tho kindergarten then,
and she seemed such a great big fine
person to mol isn't sho nweot? So dear
Tes, tho lady In hor Second Olggle
liooil Is decidedly fatiguing. Tho typo
has grown stronger In recont years, for
It 1ms tho strong booking of paint and
powder and transformations and various
"aids" that to a certain extent can hldo
age. But only to a certain extent, bo It
understood. For neither mlddlo ago nor
old age nor youth can ever be really
hidden. Truth will out, aa tho old saying
If women would only rcallzo that every
period of llfo Is beautiful, and that to be
natural Is tho greatest beauty of all, there
would bo fewer strivings after these
youthful effects that only render the
would-bo Juventlo ridiculous.
The period of youth Is beautiful. But It
has many disadvantages, many awkward
corners, many "gauoherles" that only
middle age will remove. And middle ago
can bo made Just as beautiful aa youth.
Thon why shun middle age? For In mld
dlo age, not only should physical beauty
bo at Its height, but tho mind should be
at Its brightest and best. The woman
who 1b alert and Interested In tho things
that matter will bo nt her prlmo In mld
The foolish woman who Is striving after
youthful effects should rcsolvo to bo her
own truo self. Let her como forth from
her Second Olgglohood and, rosolvlng to
abandon the ludicrous pursuit of tho arti
ficial, become a delightful and Interesting
member of society and at tho same time
her own natural and honest self.
A Valentine Party
No day could bo moro appropriate to
announce an engagement than Saint Val
entine's Bay. This Is the occasion for
much festivity anyhow, and tho girl who
wants to lot her friends know of her good
fortune, couldn't choosa a better time. If
you are at all Inclined to be superstitious,
you may alsobo Impressed by tho old be
lief that happiness Is supposed to follow
the couple who mako their announcement
on tho feast of good Saint Valentine.
The valentine party need not be such
nn elaborate affair, and the llttlo hostess
who wants to economize can do so beauti
fully. In tho first place, your lunch can
be very simple, consisting either of plain
ice cream and cake, or sandwiches, salad
and coffee. A good Idea Is to go to one
of tho stores and buy a heart-shaped
cako cutter, and by cutting your bread
in vory thin slices you can stamp It with
this very easily. Lettuce sandwiches may
be used; they are delicious when you
shred the leaves and season well with
salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Remember
to add the mayonnaise last. In fact. Just
before you put the sandwiches on tho
table, as it will make a very soggy sand
wich If it stands.
tering fashion. Jack Frost and Mr. North
Wind could do nothing but get to work.
Tho North Wind blew and Jack Frost
frozo the waves as fast aa they blew upon
tho beach. Almost as quickly as I can
tell you about It, they had a rim of Ice
along the edgo of the water.
"That a the way to do It," encouraged
"Don't you freeze us any more!" shout
ed tho waves, and they pounded harder
than ever so they couldn't be caught and
But It was of no use for the waves to
struggle. When old Mr. North Wind and
Jack Frost make up their minds to do
something, that thing gets done of that
you may be sure.
Before tho night came the waves were
locked up tight and strong In chains of
Ice and the beach waa aa quiet and still
aa on a Bummer's eve!
Then Mr. Winter heaved a great algh
and took a nap.
OofvrtgM, ittt Clara Ingram Judaon.
MB AND pop waa eetlng brekflst this
mourning, and I atartld to eet my
uatmeel, and wat was It but berned.
Wat are you making sutch a terrlbll
fase about, you look like a Japaneex war
mask, sed pop.
My oatmeel la berned, I sed,
Wat of that, sed pop. Its not the oat.
xneela fawlt, la It.
No air, I aed, I alnt blaming It aim the
Then, In Justice to the oatmeel, go ahed
and eet It, aed pop, wen I was a boy and
ust to eet oatmeel, nuthlng pleezed me
tnoar than to dlskuwlr that it waa berned.
Wy. bekause you dldent haft to eet It
then? I aed.
Serteny not, bekause then I injoyed It
meat, wy, I rememblr txclalmirur with
glee, Herray, hsrray, my oatmeela berned
wen, aed pop.
Then they must of had aura uthlr way
of bernlng It than wat they have now,
Not at awl, they berned It Ixackly the
aaJm. and Id be glad to eet It, It I ate
oatmeel, aed pop. And he atartld to krack
his egg open and talsted It and made a
fearse fase, proberly beelng fearaer than
the wun I made, ony I dldent see that
WaU the mattlr, pop, la yure egg bad,
Bad, aed pop, wy this ! wun of the
gga that Noah refused admission to the
ark. And he kepp trying to get the talst
out of hi mouth with his napkin, and I
ed, I bet It alnt eny werse eetlng a bad
egg than wat It la eetlng berned oatmeel.
Nonsenta, its about a tnlllyin tunea
worse, tharea no comparison, aed pop.
Well. If you eet the egg 111 eet the oaU
mtel, I aed.
ficrteny not; tha advantldge wood awl
be awn yure aide, sed pop.
Then you eet M oatmeel and 111 eet
tha egg, I aed.
My goodatta, look at the time. III ba
to nufe away, heera a sent to spead at
recs. aed pop. And be quiok got up and
west out, iMvlng his ess thare, and af tlr
a, wH X iQMt out to so t kwl, Jstving
mf fi'ltiiiaal fta
St. Valentine, the Paper God
By MBS. CHRISTINE IHEtiERIOK
Author "The New Housekeeping."
Just how the llttlo lovo saint happened
to Bqueezo himself Into our prosata cat
ondar and make a red letter day for hid
very own Is not explained. I)ut hero ho
Is, occupying tho Hth of February and
scattering a sheaves of arrows and dis
tributing hearts by parcel post to our
"Tho rose Is red, tho violet Is blue,"
and valentine Is a tlmo both for grown
ups and llttlo folk to bo romantic; and
our benevolent manufacturers, ever on
tho alert to increase the sum of human
happiness, have thoughtfully put on the
market hearts In any desired weight and
elzo but all of paper!
Indeed St. Valentino Is tho papor god,
and there, la no luck of paper novelties
to help us celebrato In his honor. A trip
through stationery departments or paper
specialty ahopa offers an enticing nrray
of Valentino novelties. Aro wo going to
glvo forsooth, n luncheon, or tea or other
libation In 'Cupid's honor? Wo can take
our pick of tantalizing tablecloths, or
snowy crepo paper, drnamentcd with
"hoarts Incarnadine." Napkins como to
match, graced with true-lovo knots,
golden arrows nnd other ombloms
amoresqtic. Tho cot Is not worth men
tioning 25 common cents for so much
Plates, diehes and cups, too, of fine
cardboard In spoclnl "setB" nro found
gaily decorated. Aro you lonely? Aro you
pining for somo heart? Even hearts now
como as pnekuged goods, and you can
buy them any slzo by tho dozens for 10,
16, or even C cents, nccordlnj? to your
preferred sl7o. It jolt need Invitations,
card scores, favors or tngs these, too,
como In cardiac form, There aro crepo
paper rolls nlso, which unwind a gay
panorama of Cupids, baskots, hearts,
flowors and other Wattcau scones, which
can bo used as wall, tablo or other
hangings and coverings for tho festal
day. Fifteen cents a roll who said ro
mance Is dear?
Did you ovor receive a Valentine, of
laco paper like a frame, which you could
pull out and which rovoaled In Its back
ground tho forget-me-not motto "I love
you?" Even If It was only n "store
love," didn't It bring you pleasure?
Thanks be to St. Valentine, that In tho
midst of this suffering year, ho comes
to scatter arrows of Joy and harmlcsa
pleasures, even for a day. None of us are
too busy, too old, or too conventional,
to worship tho papor god. Let tho chll
dron havo even tho simplest party, how
much It means to them. Perhaps the
housewlfo cm mako It Indeed a paper
day, treat tho family to a paper-cooked
dinner, served In pnper dishes, with a
dlsh-waslilng-lcsa flnalo. Purchase a few
lovo tokons for the tired business man.
And don't forget tho tired business
woman, tho tired aunt, or tho tired cookl
Nobody Is Immune from a little frivol,
remembrance and attention. St. Valen
tino gives us all the chance. His fees are
slight, and remember, he passes his col
lection box but once a year!
Oh! llttlo loveliest Indy mine,
What shall I send for your valentine?
Summer and flowers are far awny;
Gloomy old winter Is king today.
Buds will not blow, and sun will not
What shall I do for a valentine?
I'vo searched tho garden all through and
For a bud to toll of my lovo so truo;
But buds are asleep, and blossoms are
And tho snow beats down on my poor
Bo, little loveliest lady mine.
Here Is my heart for your valentine!
LAURA ELIZABETH IUCHARDS.
JOHN ERLEIGH. SCHOOLMASTER ttt&ssSg
CHAPTER XXXV (Continued).
T WAS from thero I started. It waa
no uso to look for William Merlet
or the girl that might have been a boy.
Ono cannot nnd people at the bottom of
tho sea. So thero was tho other man to
look for tho big man with tho false
beard. After much labor I traced the
party back to Paris, which they had left
that night I met them In tho train, and
I found out where they had stayed a re
sort of thieves nnd peoplo of that sort
And It waa there I found out that they
had como to Paris from Berck. It cost
mo money to find out that, I can tell you
nearly all I hod. And so I went to
Berck." The footman entered with the
wine and left the room. Lopez drank
half a tumbler and lit his cigar.
"At Berck I stayed for a month, and I
got news of a llttlo yacht that might have
been tho one that waa wrecked off tho
coast of Spain, and I found out that a
man like your Illcardo Merlet had visited
the place from tlmo to time for many
years, that ho went under the name of
Volncourt, and that ho waa married and
had a son."
"Great Scott!" ejaculated Lord Wlm
berley. "I don't think any ono here knew
that A aon? Then the boy la my heir,
and those other two William and Her
bert Merlet upon my word, thla la a
startling piece of newa."
"And there Is newa yet more startling,
my lord. Oh, I have been very patient
nnd have gone very Blowly, and tho path
haa led mo into great expenses."
"Oh. don't worry about tho expense,"
said Lord Wlmberley Impatiently. "Are
you sure of your facts?"
"Quite aure," he replied, and taking an
envelope from his pocket he drew out a
faded photograph and handed It to Lord
Wlmberley. It represented, In a amudgy
sort of way, a man, a woman, and a boy
of about ten on the sands,
"I got that." said Loper, "from tho
concierge of the apartments where they
lived. It coat me 60 franco."
Lord Wlmberley atudied tho photograph
carefully. Then he ploked up a magnify
ing glasa from a table and examined the
picture through the lens.
'It Is certainly very like Dick Merlet."
he said, "and the boy is not unlike my
poor little nephew when he waa that
"Of course. There la the eamo blood
In their veins. Well, that Is Illcardo
Merlet and bla wife and aon. The woman
la dead oho died four years ago and la
burled at Berck. I have seen her tomb
"And the aon the heir to the title and
"Well, ho la, of course, dead too, my
lord. That la without doubt"
Lord Wlmberley passed his hand across
hla forehead. "It beata me entirely," he
aald. "It teems aa If they had all gone
"Not no, my lord. There waa what do
you call ft 'method In their roadnesa.'
It way obvious that alt the three brothers
were In thla 'game,' If one can call It
auch, Blchardo Merlet brought your
nephew to Berck "In tho yacht, and handed
him over to the other two. Then Blcardo
Merlet took bla own aon on the boat"
"By Jove I" aald Lord Wlmberley, rising
from hla chair In hla excitement. "I be
lieve you may be right"
"I know that X am right, my lord. The
boy In the train waa certainly not Henry
Volncourt, or elae why ahould they drug
hl? And It waa only natural that the
eon ahould go with hla father"
Lord Wlmberley paced up and down the
room. "I aae, I see," he aald quickly.
"Of course. Dick Merlet wUhed to put
very one off the seent He knw that the
polico of JSuropo were trying to find hJro,
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fta I if fllffl 4m 'IV4v
A LACE FROCK
and that It was not known that his two
brothers were In tho plot. Ho hoped to
lead the pursuers off the scent."
"Precisely, my lord. But It Is unfor
tunate that tho Mario Joseph Is at the
bottom of tho sea."
A shadow came over Lord Wlmberley's
face, and he clenched his right hand.
"But there la ono loft." ho said. "Thero
Is Herbert Merlet wo know now that ho
Is guilty. Mr. Murray, who Is still In the
library has como hero with evidence that
proves his guilt. And now you with your
atory we will get him sooner or later.
Look hero, I'd Uko Murray to como In and
meet you and hear your story. Three
heads aro better than two."
Lord Wlmberley left tho room and re
turned with tho detective. Murray bowed
coldly. He waa not at all pleased to
And that another person was In tho field
with Information of the greatest Impor
tance. Lord Wlmberley smiled as he saw
tho two men regarding each other with
dislike and distrust
"Now, I "want you two to be good
friends," he aald. "We've nil got to pull
together If we ore going to bring this
scoundrel to Justice. Murray, I have
promised Benor Lopez 10.000 pounds It
Herbert Merlet Is found. I promise you
the same. You've both worked hard and
deserve tho money."
The words acted like magic. Storm gave
place to sunshine. Murray held out his
hand and the Spaniard grasped It Then
they seated themselves over tho fire, and
Lopez retold his story, starting at the
point where he had first met the three
passengers In the train from Paris to
The detective asked questions from time
to time, and when the narrative was
finished he leaned back In his chair and
gazed thoughtfully at eoroe bronzes on the
"Welir said Lord Wlmberley, after a
pause. "What's tha next thing to be
done?" Murray rose from hla chair,
"I will go over myself to Berck," he
replied, "and make Inquiries. Benor Lopez
haa done well wonderfully well: but he
waa hampered by not being able to take
the French police into his confidence.
I will go over there, and at the same
time see if I can get any news of the
aubsequent movements of Herbert Merlet
Now I'm afraid I must be getting back
to Harptree. my lord."
Lord Wlmberley ordered hla motorcar,
and when It was at the door he took the
detective aBlde Into the library,
"I'd like to make one point clear," he
aald. "I have promised you 10,000 pounda.
You would not be entitled to more than
"That la true, my lord. Yoa are very
"No. I am not The other tOOO pounda
la for a great service I wish you to
"What is that, my lord?"
Thla blackmailing of my elster-tn-law
by Vertlgan. That must not come out
You must use your Influence to keep that
"Oh, I pan manago that, my lord."
"I hope ao. Well, good-night"
The detective seated himself In the
motor and drove off through the dark
ness. "It's all aa plain aa daylight" he aald
to himself. He thought that John Erlelih
bad been forced Into the plot by Vertlgan,
Who had aoroe hold over him. WejL Vertl
gan was dead, and he had died In France,
and thero the matter could wry well end
ao far aa Detective Inspector Murray
Lady Joan Merlet sat by the window et
FOR THE SOUTH
tho drawing room nt Harptree and atared
out at tho driving rain. An open book lay
on her knee, but It had been open at tho
tame placo for nearly an hour. Her
thoughts were far away In London, now
with her mother, now with Jim Travers,
tho two peoplo sho loved best In tho
world. Her outlook on llfo was as gloomy
as the vlow from the window. It seemed
as though tho sun would never shlno
through the clouds again. By a cruel de
cree of fato her heart was torn asunder
by those sho loved. Whether she married
Jim Travers without her mother's con
Bent, or whether sho did not marry him,
thoro could only be unhapplncas for her
In tho future.
Then there was the quarrel between her
mother and John Erlelgh. Sho was long
ing to bring those two together again,
but could see no way of doing It When
the servants had told her of her mother's
visit on the previous day, she had rushed
to her father's atudy to hear the good
news. But at the first sight of her fath
er's face hope had died away again. She
.knew that there had been no reconcilia
tion. Whatever had happened to divide
them, the sting of it etlll remained. It
could have been no mere quarrel. It waa
something more serious something that
had bitten deep Into their two lives.
She waa wondering whatever could have
been the cause of separation between two
people who were bo fond of each other
when tha door opened and John Erlelgh,
still In hla cap and gown, entered tho
room. He placed his cap on the top of
the piano and came toward Joan with
a letter In hla hand. His cheeks were
flushed, and there was an unusual sparkle
In his eyes.
"Good newa," he said with- a laugh.
"Can you guess what It Ia7"
The girl shook her head, and then,
springing to her feet, came towards him.
"You you don't mean," she stam
merod, "that mother ts coming back here
"No, my dear child," Erlelghanawered
with a smile. "Your mother haa to go
back to the south of France. She only
came over here on business, and Is going
back to Nice tomorrow. But this letter
ts from her. Now can't you guess the
"No" she faltered, and all the light
ded out of her eyes,
"Why. you little goose, your mother
has written to aay that ahe will give her
consent to '
She flung her arms round him, stifling
the words on hla lips,
"Oh, you dear, you dear!" ahe cried.
"Oh, how splendid how how wonderful
but let mo read the letter every word
Hla Angers clpaed on the letter, crump
ling It Into a bail or paper. She tried to
force It out of hla hand.
"No, Joan no. my child," be said,
rather sharply. "There are things in this
letter that are not for your eyes. But
you can take It from me that your
mother has withdrawn her objection to
your marriage, and she wanta to see you
In London before ahe leaves for Nice,
You are to go up by the 8 o'clock train
He crossed the room and flung the let
ter Into the Are. When the blaze had died
away he turned to Joan and asked her
If It wasn't time for tea,
"Yes, of course how telflsh of me, end
you haven't much time, have yoq? You
have tq be - at work again in half an
Bho rang the bell, but before the ser
vant brought in the tea the sound of a
motorcar waa heard outalde. and the girl
brought ta a note. John British, tore It
open and hla fax darkened.
"i'tt- afraid, x-caa't. atop for tea Joan
'A Lace Frock
I have Just arrived at Palm Beach nnd
am having a perfectly lovely tlmo. It
Is a most beautiful place, and I am euro
my two weeks' visit will pass only too
quickly. My friend Elinor met me at
tho station and wo motored straight to
tho hotel, which faces the aea and la
quite crowded with Vlattors at present.
I was Introduced to Ellnor'fl grand-aunt,
a dear old lady, nnd she told mo aha
waa feeling ever ao much better nnd she
hoped I'd enjoy my visit Immensely. I'm
quite aure I shall.
Tho first thing I wanted to do waa
bathel The aea looked perfectly gorgeous
In tho afternoon sunlight, and the beach
Is Just fascinating. But It aeemod that
an afternoon donsont at tho hotel waa
about to take place, and Elinor had ar
ranged that wo should attend.
It was a moat Interesting affair and
qulto different from anything of tho sort
I havo over seen. A wooden floor, spe
cially designed for dancing, was fixed
outstdo In a sort of courtyard boncath
tho waving palm trees. Tho Vlcnncso
orchestra was almost hidden behind a
bank of flowers, and tho air waa soft and
Favors for St. Valentine
If you axe giving a dance on St Vnlen
tlno'o1 Day, or If you aro fortunate or
unfortunate enough to bo on tho com
mltteo In chargo of one, perhaps you
would appreclato this method of malting
danco programs. Buy same red and some
whlto cardboard and out of this cut heartB
about four Inches deep. Tlo a red and a
whlto heart togother and wrlto on each,
"first half," and "accond half." The best
thing to use In tying tho two together Is
a red cord1 and tiny pencil, thlch can bo
bought for 10 cents.
A cuto Idea for n placo-cord at tho fam
ily dinner Is tho photographic card. Look
ovor tho snapshots which you may havo
In tho houso and select ono of the "pet"
of oach member of tho family. For In
stance, father should havo a llttlo print
of his favorite picture of mother, big
brother should havo a summer snap of
his latost case, and so on. It will causo
much amusement when thoy sit down to
tho tablo nnd find theso llttlo reminders
thcro. Mount, tho small photo3 on a heart
shaped card, either red or whlto. Over
this lightly attach a heart of tissue paper
tho same slzo as tho other ono and a
Jingle, Uko tho following:
If you havo let naught como -between
In all these years together,
Ttemove the roper nnd, I ween,
Tho face of one will thcro to seen
Good tor all torts of weather.
Tho Invetcrato puzzle fiend will appre
ciate the valentine made llko a puzzle
plcturo. Select colored pictures of cuplds,
lovers and such appropriate Bymbols and
paste them on stiff cardboard. AVhen
they aro dry, cut them out with a sharp
knlfo. Then cut them again Into about
20 Irregular pieces. Theso can bo all
placed together In a. heart-shaped box and
tied with red ribbon.
Author of "John Bredon, Solicitor.""
he said. "Lord Wlmberley wishes to Bee
me at once, and has sent tho car for me.
Will you go to Mr. Hodson and auk him
to take my class for mo? He will, I
know, as he's nothing to do at this
He made his way out Into tho hall, toolt
off his gown nnd put on an overcoat and
hat. Tho message from Lord Wlmberley
had been peremptory, and John Erlolgh
was not in a position to disregard it
Lord Wlmberley might yet carry out his
threat and destroy tho school break down
the fabric that had taken so many years
Half an hour later, however, when he
reached Monksllver, he was surprised to
And that Lord Wlmberley was not In to
"Where Is his lordship?" he asked the
footman, when ho was shown Into tho
"I do not know, sir," said tho footman.
"I thought he was In here, but I have no
doubt he will return In a minute or two,
If you have an appointment with him.
Shall I turn up the lights, sir?"
"No, thank you the firelight la enough
for me at present"
The man left the room, and then Er
lelgh seated himself In a chnlr by the fire.
It was a high-backed Chippendale arm
chair with projecting wings on either side
to keep off the draughts that were com
mon enough In the sitting rooms of the
18th century, Erlelgh took out his pipe
and began to fill It When he had lit the
tobacco he leaned back and crossed his
Thero was, without doubt, a trying In
terview before him. He did not exactly
know why Lord Wlmberley had sent for
him, but he had a very shrewd Idea that
Lord Wlmberley waa going to cross-question
him about his wife's absence, and
probably also about Vertlgan. It was
even possible that Lady Wlmberley had
written to her brother-in-law, and taken
him into her confidence and asked for his
advice. It was not very likely, but all tho
same she had no one elae to go to for
either advice or help.
Unpleasant visions of a very ugly scene
rose up before John Erlelgh's eyes as he
watched the smoke from the pipe cur! up
to the celling. He could not help remem
bering that Lord Wlmberley waa watting
for an opportunity to ruin him. It was
possible that Lord Wlmberley might think
the opportunity had now arrived, that he
could Btriko the husband without Injuring
Copyrlant, 19U, by the AssocUted Newspapers,
The wise forget, dear heart!
They leave the past
And play the hero's part.
Brave to the last "
They weep not nor regret.
Palm are their eyes.
Dear heart, the wise forget
I am not wise!
i i ii UJ a. .... .
To keep a baby covered n hla crib,
double a sheet or blanket, lay It length
wise In the crib under the mattress, and
then, after baby la In, fold each ehd and
tuck him In.
For a Cold
If you have, a cold, bake a lemon thor
oughly until It la tender, cut it lo half,
sprinkle eash half with augar an eat
while bo M4 tM before going to bed.
for the South
Elinor Introduced eoveral men to me,wf
anu x nouceu mey were all In whlt3
flannels. Lota of tho girls wore whlte
serge aklrts and eweaters of various brjl-'.
llant Colors. Tho wholo scene waa tnost
tropical ana orlillant.
Tho frock I Worn was of -while Uw
ovor jjeaon-Dioom satin. Tho design ui
occlusive, and tho embroidery U reallr!
Tho Bhort-walstod bodlco la faatoned alp
mo way up wun mother-of-pearl button, i
and tho high collar Is particularly smnrtTl
with Ha turnover effect. 1
Tho skirt Is rather full nnd gathered 1
Into a yoke, which boasts of Ave circular 71
rows or laco trimming. Tho same trim
mlng adorns tho hem of tho gown, tie
latter, of courso, being vory uneven Ini
Hnnd-ombroldorcd loco gowns aro sera
everywhere here. Of courso, they bj.,1
rather expensive unless ono has the en- -crgy
to do tho embroidering onesolf. Maii t
a winter evening I spent over embroider-a
lng this one, hut tno result qulto Juitlflej"
tho troublo taken. u
Tho return to laco gowns is a distinct tl
roversion to om styles, iror qulto a long
period they went entirely out But they
aro so very becoming to every ono that '
one. Indeed, welcomes their return.
PRIZES OFFERED DAILY
For the following suggestions sent la ftr
readers of the Ktkkino x,xigcb prlita at SI
and CO cents are awarded. '
All suggestions should bo addressed to Ella
Adair. Editor of Women' Fast. Etsmiki '
LIMES, Independence Square, PJilUdelphlt,
A prlio of $1 has been awarded to Mn,
Margaret A. Lrnry, 1531 North ltedneld
street, Philadelphia, for the following sur
ges t Ion:
Before discarding an old Ico chest,
which had outworn Its use, my husband '
removed tho zlno and covered tho kitchen
table, first placing molding around the
edges, so as to prevent tho water from' i
falling on tho floor. This Is equal In every.-,
tvnv in thft nultn vnotinlVrt lnn 4nh1.
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4UUUU ill II1U Ul'litll UliClll. DkUICB, 1UU 9
maltilng zinc he nailed to a wooden frame, '
which makes an elegant tray under the
gas Btove, tho zinc being especially easy
t n nlan irt
A nrlzo nf CO cents lin been nirarded ts -
Sirs. V. S. Uuser, 030 South S2d street, I'hU- J
ndclDhla. for the following sucsestlon: m
Tho clothespin, as an apple corer, re
called another good uso for It, though In'
this Instance It Is tho "spring" clothes
pin, which Is: To keep tho mornlnc news-
papers from blowing away, when-deft omttg
tho front porch or at tho doorstep, getj
tho carrier to snap it into a "spring" ,.
clothespin which you havo fastened to 1
tho end of a twlno tied to tho railing.
A prise of CO cents has been awarded to A
n. O. N.. 381ft Snruco street, for tho follow
Finding that I needed a boxj couch foQ
a guest and having no other space for It
than tho living room, I evolved the A
schemo of making It more attractive and.
comfortablo. Prom a nearby lUmber mill
I ordered tho following: FivolSxH indWj
boards. 30 Inches Ions: four 2x3 Incn
boards, 30 Inches longj two (1x3 Intb"!
boards, 83 Inches long; ono lx3 Inch
hoard, six feet long, of Cypress, ana au
nlancd for the sum of S2. Of the 3xVf Inch
boards, three aro attached to tho middle'-1
ot tho back about eight Inches apart,
and tho middle of each ond of the coucn.-
Tho four 2x3 form nosts for the corners"-!
and tho other boards aro connected to -jj
tho posts and boards, mitred at the cor--'
ners. and farm tho tOD of tho couch. 4
All aro attached to tho couch by three- S
men screws, near tno part mat resia oa,
From a mattress place I ordered felt
padding: ono piece two yards long U '
Inches deeD. and two nlecea 20 by 18. at t .
cost of U. I upholstered them to match
tho couch. Then I stnlned the wood ma
hogany color to match the other farnl- &
turo, with the result that tho living room Lj
still has a certain air of formality, wnica
a box couch, to my Idea, destroys, andfor .
a llttlo labor and id wo havo an attrae-1
tlvo comfortable sofa, and the space v
store things that a pox couch anoras.
A prise of BO cents has been awarded ta J
Mrs. E. F. nird. 3St State street, Camdeo.J
N. J for the following suggestion) 1
Ono of tho best uses for an old phone
book Is: Place It on tho nd of the
Ironing board, as a pad, to clean tht
Iron; aa the leaves soli or burn, tear?
them off and bo on, until they are en- j
Across the Counter
Milady wears white broadcloth arctlc
now. ond thev aro nretty enough wlttc
their furry wool lining and high, topaj
They are large enough o nt over iuj
shoo and can be used like carriage ooou
They cost 13.50.
Flounclngs for the early spring unjt
dergarments nro now on. sale. At j
and GO cents a, yard you can get fii
wide ones, pure white, nnd Just thfj
thing for a fancy petticoat. ?
Allover opalescent material, that IM
opalescent motifs on a net foundation, Mi
a glimmering fabrio for an evening eo"
it sella lor J up to ?i a yarn. -a
All the stores are selling valentines.
You can get sentiment very cheaply m
f-feAt frrrt 9C anfa tin ..
The robe Beema to be coming Into tywj
again. Ono large store la allowing a
variety of. white voile robes, embro!dtlJl
In blue and lavender flowers. The wmJ
Is really beautiful and they cost 1"J
apiece. . ..ij
Tunica of cut Jet or opalescent beJJ
are very striking wnen law over a vi
ored or plain white foundation, TbY
Vftrv In nrln nrvnrdlnEf to the mat6rtVa
ItAhv'a hnn)Mn nrn nlwaVS BtttlOf'j
soiled, nnd must be bought frequently J
Just now a large Market street w -,
bavins a paJo of Jlttlo shoes, at W fti
The Trend of m 0VeW.ah.pdel?
Corsets figure The i nw
thla tendency. The important
thing will be to have the corset
fitted ablllfully. We'll be gl
to do this for youl