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THESE FRENCHY STYLES THE HOUSEWIVES VE,
jWHILE HUSBANDS DISLOCATE THEIR NECKS '
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If the new directoire skirt, just
'invented in Paris, becomes popu
lar over here all the men will
twant outside jobs. They'll be
Wter a chance to be out on the
street, looking around a bit.
The overskirt is slit and the
underskirt is mostly network,
with unusually large meshes,
tender the new mode, the follow
ing domestic incident may be
i "What makes you late to sup-f
iter, husband deaf?" the wife re
marks, and sheds a gentle tear.
''The steak is spoiled; the coffee,
too, is cold, and if I did not love
you I would scold. I called the;
Bffice on the telephone. They jtold
me you had left. Were you alone?
Where did you spend the inter.
vening time? In some saloon? J
don't smell cloves so I'm inclined
to think that you are sober now
.But what I want to Jiear from
you is how you spent three hours
getting home tonight."
"My dear," he said, "yqu've
wept' till you're a sight No fault '
it is of mine that I am "late. I'm -just
a victim of untoward-fate.- I
started home on time, my darl
ing sweet. Just then a lady came
along Main street. She wore a
skirt the new directoire mode;
split to the knee, her silken, stock
ing showed. At least I lieard Jt4
did I could not peep, 'there was .
a crowd around her 40 deep. The
street was packed, I coujd not el
bowthrough. I missed-my train
and never got a view'
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. 'Tis figured that by "the (year
3890 the Smith family will be 60
per cent off'the whole American
papulation. But a lot may hap
pen before then.