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renewed her interest in the conven
tional combination of skirt and coat
for street wear.
?ers were written and it was near
closing time, Harkness nerved him
self for the task and asked Jean to
take a dictation.
" 'My dear Miss .' You can
leave out the name," he said. Then
he went on: " 'I want to know you
better. I want to come to your
home. Will you let me call? Please
answer a sincere friend and ad
Harkness noted with a strange lit
tle twitch of his lip that her hand
trembled, that she made mistakes,
and when she said she must make
another copy he got up and turned
"I will address it," he said.
The next morning she handed him
"You made a mistake and ad
dressed this to me,", she said. It was
the letter to the lady that she had
He looked at the letter.
! "No," he said, "I made no mistake."
i , At her mystified look, he added: "I
; j meant it May I come?" .
I j No one was as much surprised as
Mr. Bradbury when the wedding
cards came out
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
PLAIN TAILORED COAT SUIT
i By Betty Brown.
The severely plain tailored suit
commonly described as "English"
never loses its popularity with con
servative dressers. As modified for
this spring, the coat is scalloped and
all the edges are finished with a bind
ing of silk braid. The width of the
front is broken by three stitched
down pleats. This style of street
suit is extremely practical and dur
able and is also very becoming to a
fine figure. i
Early in the season there was a
tendency to neglect the coat suit in
favor of a long coat to be worn over
a separate frock, but as soon as
woman discovered that she was con
cealing the best lines of her figure in
the fashionable long loose wraps she 1
Distinction in Severe Lines.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 3, 1&32. Postoffice estab
lished at Salt Creek, Macon county.
Mahlon Hall, Esq., was appointed
postmaster. This postoffice is on the
mail route between Decatur and
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