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A Rude Manner Renders Its Owner Always Liable to Affront
Renovating a Coat Collar.
THE collar of a coat" often looks shabby when the coat is
otherwise good. Take a clean rag, dip in turpentine
and rub the collar; repeat the process, then sponge care
fully with a little alcohol and keep wiping it with a clean
cloth till nearly dry. Hang it up till it is quite dry.
27ife 0 in History. .
JHIS is the anniversary of the death in 1813 of Captain
James Lawrence, U. S. N the. gallant officer who
uttered the words, "Don't give up-the ship," after being ;
mortally wounded during the cdmbat between We? Giiesa-
peake and Shannon, in which he was beaten.
JLJLj 1j ? JLi
S)esiree Resenis the Comments on Her New Chauffeur
! and Wonders Why He Assumed an Irish Brogue
By Virginia Terhune Van
? (Copyright, 3010, Star Company.)
" l"TT J HY. my dear child, what is
Mrs. Duffield stared at
JfDesirce, amazed at her flashing:
Perhaps, "she reflected, Deslrce
"was never quite as pretty as when
J she was angry. Her dark beauty
was enhanced by the vivid pink in
her cheeks, and her brown eyes
- seemed actually to snap. She- Was
likje her mother when she was
jofing. But why jas the child so
"What did Sir. Jefferson say?"
Mrs. Duffield Insisted, "Tou Were
very nearly rudSlb him, my dear
Shutting th$ dqor almost In his
face not evenwaifing for Smith to
; close it." -V
. "I don't care!" Deslree exclaimed.
"It la none of' his business who or
what my chauffeur iff U wish pep
i pie would- not ask Impet&intnt -"
" She s.toppedrabruptlyT. aware that
. David was standing: at the car door,
"" awaiting' her orders.
"Where now. please, -miss?" . he
inquired, touching" his cap.
" "Oh I Aunt Sylvia, is there any
w where you want to go now?" she
r "Why, my dear," her aunt re
..minded her, "wttplanned to go to
""Sirs. Hobart's teidn't we?"
- ""Of course! Jfor stupid of me!
""Driv to Mrs. Hobarfs, Smith. Walt
-while I see what the address is,"
i. fumbling through her card -case.
When she had found the address,
she gave it quickly, and, as she did
o, she looked into her chauffeur's
face. Did she only fancy that she
.saw an appeal in his eyes, as if h
"were asking her pardon?
f A Btt- Of' Curfority.
- "Well," Mrs. "Duffield repeated
when the car was again threading
' its way up Fifth avenue, "what did
Mr. Jefferson say? And, by the way,
I am afraid David overheard your
" remark about him just now I mean
your remark about it's being- no-
- body's busincss-who your chauffeur
" is. He was standing right, by the
door. and the window way open
all the time." J
m "Yep so I saw when, it was too
.. late. But never mind. He knows
his place tocf-well to let.me euspect
j he overheard "anything.
- "You want to know what -Mr.
Jefferson said that vexed me -bo
finuch? Well, he asked me how it
happened or as good as asked me
ihow it happened that Smith was
not In the service. The idea of his
"daring to ask that' He who ought
j to be in uniform himself!"
"But. my dear, he is past the
i draft age. He must be past thirty--five."
s "Draft age!" scoffed the girl. "If
he is so keenly patriotic, he could
?jet into the service even if he is a
oouple of years over age. Lots of
- men have done it. He is perfectly
well and strong yet he sneered at
Smith because he is driving our
car instead of fighting Germans!"
51 "Well. honey." Mrs. Duffield
ventured timidly, "might you not
"think the same thing of a young
;inan of whom you knew nothing?
I understand from what your father
3let drop that Smith was in the serv
ice although I know no particu
lars. So I do not criticise him. But
n do not wonder that others do. It
1s a mistake. I believe, for Samuel
The World's Most Daring Chicken Conies Over From Next Door and Takes a Mean
Advantage of Mr. Smith's Figure.
By FONTAINE FOX
n A MDT T7T
to forbid anybody's mentioning the
"I do not agree with you," De
sire argued, forgetting entirely
that she herself had considered the
prohibition ridiculous. "It is no
body's business!" ,
"There, there! I am surprised at
your vehemence," her aunt soothed.
"You take it too hard."
The girl forced herself to laugh.
"Yes, it is absurd of me., isn't it?"
she agreed. "I do not know why I
should resent Mr. Jefferson's criti
cism of an ordinary employe. I
think it must have been his aggres
sive manner that annoyed me."
Irish or Southerner.
"Ycb, and his assertion that Smith
was Irish. 1 did not know it until
Her companion made no reply.
She was remembering Jefferson's
comment on her chauffeur's brogue.
Yet she had noticed that Smith had
Southern intonations very marked
Had he assumed an Irish brogue
for Jefferson's benefit? .If so, why?
At the Hobart home her thoughts
turned into another channel; yet an
hour later, when she and Mrs. Duf
field' drove uptown, her mind re
verted to Jefferson's remark.
Suddenly she was sure she un
derstood Smith's ruse. As he was
not in uniform, he preferred that
his questioner should consider him
an Irishman rather than an Ameri
can slacker. And, of course, he had
The Rhyming Optimist
By Aline Michaelis.
rS doc said I'd an. awful case
of chills and. fever, too. Said
he: "The hospital's place,
young man, for such as you." Full
loudly then did T rebel against his
mandate stern. I did not like the
smelly smell of drugs at every
turn. I did not like the hall's dim
gloom, with patients wheeled along
into the operating room on tea
carts extra strong1. In short, 1 saw
no single phase about itfe place to
like, "and J resolved, " "Just two
short days, then homeward I shall
hike.' An hour or so I lay and
mused upon my awful past, upon
the blessings I'd refused, upon how
long I'd last. And I had just with
feelings weird begun my will to
write when in my doorway there
appeared an angel Mot and white
Just then, as through a starry haze
her tender accents fell, she said:
"Twill not be many days 'til you are
strong and well." I said vi'm
in an awful plight- I peed a rest
cure long; -my lungs and faver are
not right, I fear I'm far from
strong." I've been here now from
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overheard and resented Walter Jef
ferson's "unkind suggestions.
She supposed that it was of these
that he wished to speak, when
after leaving Mrs. Duffield at her
homcttSd stopping at the Lcighton
house, David touched his hat as his
young mistress alighted from the
"Pardon pie. Miss," he said, "but
may I speak with you for just a
"Yes, Smith," she assented. "But
I do not want to stand out here.
Step into the house with me."
When Norah had admitted her,
and gone her way after smiling
covertly at David, Dcsirce turned
to the man.
"Well, what is it, Smith?"
He was standing in front of her,
his hat in his hand. The weather
was fo mild that he was not wear
ing his overcoat, and she noticed
his excellent figure and correct car
"I simply want to tell you, miss,
that I am sorry I aroused uncom
fortable comment by assuming I
mean, by talking like an Irishman.
I did it because
But she interrupted him.
"I understand. Smith. Mr. Leigh
ton has warned me that we are not
to mention the fact that you have
been in the service. I am sure you
have your own reasons for this
preference. Perhaps, under the cir
cumstances, it is only natural that
you should not care to have peo
ple know of your past."
To Be Continued.
March to May and twice they've
raised my board, but I shall stay
and stay and stay until I've spent
my hoard. Friends say the hills are
pretty steep just for a rest-cure case,
but I consider that it's cheap to see
that angel's face. No longer do I
feel surprise when guys are failing
some they seek, by swiftest train
that flies, some sanitarium. I now
respect their mighty beans and will
confess that I, if I had money in
my jeans, a hospital would buy.
And- there I'd have a blue-eyed
nurse, all garbed in blue and white.
Although I'd never get much worse,
I'd never get quite right.
A bootblack was pulling at the
end of a cigar when a gentleman,
thinking to have a little fun at the
youth's expense, asked him if he
always smoked cigars. .
"Olj. .ye?, sir; pretty often!" an
swered the youth.
"What brand do you generally
smoke?" asked the gentleman.
" 'Robinson Crusoe,' sir,' replied
The gentleman pondered a while.
"I never heard of that brand," he
"It's a name I've given 'em my
self." said the youth. "You see,
guv'nor, old Crusoe was a cast
away!" An Unwelcome Custom.
"I wonder," said little Archie,
who was looking at an old photo
graph, "why grandfather wore
those long whiskers?" "Possibly,"
relied his father, "he was willing
to. do almost anything to conceal
our family custom of letting the
wives select the husband's neck
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pretty tq wear with a lacy blouse.
To the left is a smart dress in printed
voile, has a long, tucked vest of white or
gandie; double collar, ciiffs, and pockets of
organdy edged with voile, and a smart skirt.
It comes in Copenhagen blue and while, navy
and white, or black and' white.
Advice to the
Doesn't ove Him Enough.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX.
I hae been joins about ylth a
youns man for a. car and a half. I
thought I loved htm until rec-nuv.
when I met another younj: man whom
I care more about. I should like your
advice about the first ouns man, a3 I
hate to tell him after all thia time. I
don't even know If the second jouns
man loves ine. !,.
There isn't anything to do but to
tell the first youns man what you
have told me. that you do not love
him sufficiently to marry him. Then
wait and see if the second young
man cares enough about you to pro
pose. Can She Help?
DKAR MISS FAIRFAX-
A young man of twenty-four, who is
a sood friend of inioc. has just re
turned ffom Franco and will not work,
also he drinks a good deal. He had a
good position before ho left and worked
hard. Jlla people arc continually lec
turing him, which I think Is a mis
take. He is a, fine fellow and thinks
a good deal of me. Do you think I
could help in any way? Thanking you,
.T C. P.
Doubtless the young man has not
recovered from the shock of his ex
periences in France, and I agree
with you that patience and toler
ance would be a better policy on the
part of his family than continual
lecturing." Why not try to awaken
in him some of his old ambition?
Twenty Years Difference.
DKAR MISS FAIRFAX'
I am seventeen and in lovo with a
man of thlrt -seven My parents ob
ject, an they consider :ne too young.
Most pcoplo take mo for at least twen-tj-one
He can give me luxuries to
which I am unaccustomed. He wishes
to marry me In September, as he is
going back to his home town then.
Will you advlio mc what to do?
K J. M.
Considering there is twenty years'
difference in your ages, why do you
not wait a year or so and find out
how you feel toward this man at
the end of that time? I never like
to advise a girl to act contrary to
her parents' wishes, as no one in
all the world has her welfare
closely at hearts
Did Not Keep His Ap
pointment. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am twenty-one and In love with
a young man two years older. I have
been going out with him for the past
four months and last Tuesday night
unexpectedly met him at 11 dance. It
so happened that I was with a num
ber of girl 'friends and he and his
friends walked homo with us. He
made an appointment yith me for the
following eening to go to the thea
ter, but did not keep the engagement.
This happened once before, but was
due to hla not being able to get seats.
Ab I love this young man, would you
advise me calling him up, or do ou
think It would look as though I was
chasing after him. L. McKAT
It would seem better policy to let
this young man make somo at
tempt to see you before calling him
up, as he has broken, a couple of
appointments and has not been at
any pains to make good these
"dates." It is all right for a young
woman to ta.ke the situation into
her own hands, but the greatest
care must be exercised in not let
ting the young man find this out.
Puss in Boots
By David Cory.
ROBINSON CRUSOE'S home uas
unlike anything Puss Junior
had ever seen. Notwith
standing that he had visited many
strange places and met many
strange people, he was greatly sur
' prised at Robinson Crusoe's stylo
of dwelling. It wasn't exactly like
a fort, and jet it was one. Tom
Thumb said it reminded him of
some of the strange caM'ia he had
seen while with Good King Arthur.
It stood against the bide of a
small hill, surrounded by a high
blockade. There was no door to
it, but while Puss was wondering
how they were going to get in,
Robinson Crusoe placed a ladder
against the wall and climbed up,
saying, "Follow mc, my friends;
this is the way we enter Crusoe
Alter reaching the top they de
scended by the same ladder, whicn,
of course, was pulled 'up and low
ered on the inside. A very nice
looking tent met their eves, back
of which was a large cave hollowed
out of the rocky hill.
"Here is where I livo, my little
fricpd3," cried Robinson Crusoe.
"This is my dog, Snoozer, and my
two cats, Caromcl and Caroline."
Puss had never been very fond of
dogs, but Snoozer came forward in
buch a respectful way that Vusa
took a liking to him at once. I
suppose there were so few visitors
at Crusoo Castle that Snoozer
would have welcomed even a
With Caromcl and Caroline, how
ever, matters were different. Caro
mcl from the first was jealous of
Puss. You .sec, he had no fine, red
topped boots, nor a sword and
feathered cap. Caroline, however,
made up for him. She thought Puss
Junior just about the handsomest
cat she had ever seen. Poor Caro
line! She had never been off of
For all that, however, I don't
think if she had been all over the
wide, wide world she would have
met such a handsome cat as Pui
Junior. No, indeed! Puss Junior
was the Prince of Cats; that goes
without saying, though wc have
"And now that wc have all been
introduced, let us sit down and
talk," cried Robinson Crusoe, "for
I've hardly spoken to a soul for
many years. I've forgotten how a
So they all began to talk and
laugh and to tell all sorts of jokes
and riddles until it began to grow
dark. Then Robinson Crusoe
jumped up and said, "Come and
watch me get Mipper, for 1 am Lord
and Chief Cook of Crusoe Castle."
And, next time I II t'U you what
happened after that.
(Copyright. 1010. by David Cory.)
To Be Continued.
' .ift "Tjm WttTtS
By Eita Stuyvesantj 4
TjiHESE glorious days arc JoXfcr-
toring, and everyone feels flien
lure of the country with its fresh,
green fields and fragrant wild
flowers. And now one may. go
gayly attired in the car, for the
newest motor togs are bewitching
ly becoming, but withal very prac
tical. Striking costumes have been
designed to 'match the beautifully
colored racers for sports use that
are seen on the boulevards.
Fashion has determined that hats
and top coats will travel in just
defiance of dust and sun which
.shows them no consideration. Caps
for motor wear are borrowing their
designs from those seen on the
beach, and very beguiling they are
ith their chic snuggness.
Sapphire blue faille silk was
allied with white oilcloth to make
an unusual little bonnet. It was
nothing more than a tight fitting
crown of silk, with two white oil
cloth flaps that met and buckled
There are many other colors that
one might combine successfully for
this cap, such as black and white,
rfd and beige or any of the checked
cloths would be interesting made
up with harmonizing crown.- of
plain ,ilk. A damp cloth is all that
is necessary to remove any dust
that might settle on the white,
therefore it is a. simple matter to
keep the cap fresh and clean.
A dashing bonnet that can safoly
brave the wind is held in place by a
chin strap, snappod to placo Silk
crepe, satin or taffeta are all dotr
able for the motor hat, and may be
draped over a deep bucram turban
Gray leather flowers and a chin
strap cither of silk or leather will
lend a festive note to this practical,
Finer-tip coats impress one with
their smartness and arc seen n
mixed tweeds, tricotine, leathof,
buedc. and even the homely but
practical oilcloth. Very often there
is no belt to confine the waistline
and the coat swings quite freely
from the. shoulders. To keep the
collar from blowing up around the
face when riding in the strong
wind, snap hooks are useful.
Many women find the shoe-top
ccat more practical for motoring,
especially on week-end trips, where
one wears a dinner frock under
neath. Simple lines distinguish
the choicest models because pleats
and frills are prone to wrinkle
easily. Dull pastel shades of broad
cloth or light weight velour are
cleverly cut Into fashionable coats.
For warm weather or southern
wear silk or pongee wraps are de
lightfully cool. Navy blue trlco
lettc made a charming coat for
motoring and was trimmed with
white oilcloth. It was accompanied
by a hat of navy faille silk and
white oilcloth wings, and this cos
tume was one of the smartest yet
most practical "worn behind a
wheel bince the motor corps girls
distinguished themselves by thefe
trim appearance. ?
"The Dark Star"
By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Neelknd Bids Ilse Farewell, Probably
for Last Time, as They Part
in Shadowy Hallway
"Nala.! Where Is Mr. Neelandr
continued the voice, fearfully.
"He Is here, Rue! He- Is all right.
Go back to your room, dear. I havo
a reason for asking you."
Listening, she heard a door close
above; then, she touched Use on
the shoulder and motioned her to
follbvr up the stairs. Halfway up
the princess halted, bent swiftly
over the banisters: ,,
"James!" she called softly.
"Go Into the pantry and find a
fruit basket and fill It with what
ever food you can, find. Hurry;
He discovered the pantry present
ly, and basket of fruit there. Pok
ing about he contrived to disinter
from various tins and Ice-boxes
some cold chicken and biscuits and
a bottle of claret. These he wrap
ped hastily in a napkin which he
found there, placed them in the
basket of fruit, and came out into
the hall just as Ilse Dumont, In
the collar and cuffs and traveling
coat of a servant, descended, carry
ing a satchel and a suitcase.
"Good business!" he whispered,
delighted. Tou're all right now,
Scheherazade! And for heaven's
sake, keep out of France hereafter.
Do you promise?"
He had taken the satchel and bag
from her and handed both and the
fruit basket, to Caron, who stood
outside the door.
In tho shadowy hall those two
confronted each other now, prob
ably for the last -time. He took
both her bands in his.
. "Good-by, Scheherazade, .dear," he
Ii5aid, withj, new seriousness in his
vo'lee which made the tone of it
"Go-good-by " The girl's voice
Vxhokcdsho bent her head and rest
ed her face on the hands he held
clasped in his.
He felt her hot tears fall
ing felt the slender fingers
within his own tighten convulsive
ly; felt her lips against his hand
an -instant only; then she turned
and slipped through the open door.
A moment later the Princess Nala
appeared on the stairs, descending
lightly and swiftly, her motor coat
over her arm.
"Jim," she said in a low voice,
"It's the wretched girl's- only chance.
They know about her; they're look
ing for her now. But I am trusted
by my ambassador; I shall have
what papers I ask for; I shall get
her through to an American
Princess Naia. you are splendid!"
"Tou don't think so, Jim; you
never did. Be nice to Rue.
The child has been dreadfully
frightened about you.
And," added the Princess Mistchenka
with a gaily forced smile, resting
her hand on Neeland's shoulder for
an instant, "don't ever kis3 Rue
Carew unless you mean it with
every atom of your heart and soul.
I know the child.
And I know you. Be ccnerous to
her, James. AH women need it, I
think, from such men as you such
men as you," she added, laughingly,
"who know what they do."
If there was a subtle constraint in
her pretty laughter, if her gay ges
ture lacked spontaneity, he did not
perceive It. His face had flushed a
trifle under her sudden bandinage.
"Good-bye," he said. "You are
splendid, and I do think so. I know
you'll win through."
"I shall. I always do except
with you," she added, audaciously.
And "Look for me tomorrow!" she
cabled back to him through the
open door; and slammed it behind
her, leaving him standing there
alone in the dark and curtained
Tke First Day.
Nceland had undressed, bathed
his somewhat battered body, and
had then thrown himself on the
bed. fully intending to rise lu- a
few moments and await breakfast.
But. It was a very weary" young
man who stretched himself out for
ten minutes repose. And. when
again he unclosed his .eyes, the
austero clock on the mantel in
formed him that It was flve not
five in the morning either.
He had' slept through the first day
of general mobilisation.
Across the lowered latticed blinds
late afternoon sunshine struck red. .
The crests of the chestnut trees in
the rue Solcil d'Or had turned rosy;
and a delicate mauve sky, so char
acteristic of Paris In early autumn,
alreadylstrctched above the. city
like a frail tent of silk from which
fragile cobweb clouds hung, tinted
with saffron and palest rose
Hoisting the latteen shades, he
looked out through lace curtains
Into the most silent city ho had.
ever beheld. Not that the streets
and avenues wore deserted: they
swarmed with hurrying, silent pco
plo and with taxlcabs.
Never had he seen so many- taxi
cabs; they . streamed by every
where, rushing at high speed. They
passed through the rue Soleil
d'Or; the rue de la Lune' fairly
whizzed with them; tho splendid
avenue was merely & vista' of fly
ing taxis, and in every -one .of them
there was a soldier. "f
(TO DE CONTINUED TOXOBROnT.)
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