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France sails tonight at midnight."
A big Daimler automobile was sum
moned. With it came the manager.
"But that isn't all I have," I re
plied with a smile. "Around tie cor
ner are two big baskets. I must take
"No, no, no, it can't be done," he
"Now I AM in trouble," I said in
"We can manage those baskets,"
said the chauffeur, and after much
trouble he tied them to the rear of
It was then four o'clock in the aft
ernoon. Havre was 140 miles away.
LaFrance was to sail at midnight,
and we had to make the run through
a great part of the French army.
At Rouen we found it necessary to
get a special police permit to travel
after nightfall "a laissez-passer de
nuit" This we obtained through the
courtesy of the Police Com
missariat, and at 9:30 we proceeded
again, taking with us a native boy to
show the way to Havre.
Our difficulties seemed over. At
high speed we flew along the smooth
Seventeen times that word had
been thundered at us.
Seventeen times we had been
forced to halt and show our papers.
The minutes were slipping by and
La France was to sail at midnight.
The seventeenth time wexame to
rest at a military camp only 26 miles
Four armed sentinels barred the
An officer was routed out of bed.
He refused to pass us. Another of
ficer was summoned. He examined
the night pass and to our dismay
found the Rouen Commissariat had
failed to date it.
The car was surrounded by sol
diers with fixed bayonets.
Then the automobile was ordered
to turn around and wait for morning.
How we turned I do not know, but
we managed it, and back to the near
est town we went with a sad heart
thinking we had missed the boat.
The next morning we decided to
go to Havre, as the Chicago was also
Three times we covered that bit of
road, passing through the camp in
the gray of the morning.
And great was our joy when we
pulled into Havre to find that La
France was still therb, her sailing
Four days later we sailed, reaching
New York safe and sound, the first
French ship to reach our shores since
And the first and latest French
REMAKING OVER LAST SEASON'S
As economy seems to be one of
the new fashions, a great many wo
men will make last year's gowns do
duty for another season, and their
chief difficulty, which is no great
diffi(fulty after all, will be remaking
the kimona sleeves that were so pop
ular earlier in the season.
The new sleeves are "in-set," but
a clever woman can easily-alter last
year's kimona model to look like an
'inset" sleeve. To make the altera
tions she should take the paper pat
tern of the waist and draw a line
with pencil from under the arm in
the front to under the arm. in the
back, curving the line to give the
desired length on the shoulder
Rip waist carefully and lay pattern
over waist and mark line with pin
points or chalk. Run a small tuck
around this line on inside of waist
and stitch. Sew up under arm seam
and the "new set-in sleeve" is com
plete. A new waist may be made in this
same way, using old pattern.
A better way to brighten carpets
than the old way of using ammonia
is to use a tablespoonf ul of turpentine
to a pail of warm water,