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NEW STREET SUJT HAS A SHORT
ETON JACKET, FUR-TRIMMED
est eccentricity of fashion in its
abruptly upturned brim.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
Some people think the temperance
Here is one of the very latest street
gowns with its short mddified Eton
jacket, cut with the long shoulders
and closed with one button In front.
The jacket is trimmed with fur which
outlines the sleeves and embroidered
The skirt is plain and narrow, with
a double puff about the hips which
simulates a tunic. The waist is of
white curduroy with black and white
A black velvet hat shows the lat
movement is a modern one, and while
it is true the present movement be
gan in the first quarter of the nine
teenth century, still I can remember
attempts of the Chinese at temper
ance reform as early as eleven cen
turies B. C. Some of their emperors,
indeed, made strenuous temperance
reforms and not satisfied with sim
ply forbidding the manufacture and
sale of liquor even went so far as to
order all of the vines in the kingdom
uprooted. And then the Buddhists
also spread total abstinence ideas far
and wide, and among the Hebrews
in olden times were various absti
nence sects and orders.
The Carthiginians fqrbade wine in
the camps or among magistrates
holding public office. King Edgar lim
ited the number of taverns and the
size of the beer pots. Then at a more
recent date, in 1464, when George
Neville was made Archbishop of
York, I saw 300 tuns of ale and 100
of wine destroyed. In 1688, 12,400,
000 barrels of beer was drunk by a
population of 5,000,000 in England,
but this love of beer was replaced in
the eighteenth century by a craving
for gin and retailers hung out signs
saying, "Drunk for Id. Dead drunk
for 2d. Straw for nothing." Then
the lawmakers got busy and finally
gin again gave way to beer.
LOST 99 CENTS .
"Itis no use. talking," remarked
Banks, dejectedly. "It's impossible to"
make a woman understand even the
first principles of finance."
"What's the matter now?" inquired
"Matter!" ejaculated the disgusted'
Banks. "Why, when I was away yes
terday the baby swallowed a penny.
And what does my wife do but call
a doctor and pay him a dollar for
getting that coin back."