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THE MOIWING TIMES, SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 1897.
15
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The Woman
FRENCH NOVELTIES.
New Yorfc. Auk- 27. The French manu
itfnaiuriirK, tearful or Amencau enterprise,
itrc growing chary of their models, and
with very good reason, too. Last year
lhey-difriuyed their wares with groat eclat,
under Hie impression, or course, that the
Yankees had couveover to buy. But the
American luiked athis watch and concluded
tliat lie lmil Just tune to catch a boat
-which would bring him home sooa enough
to make Bonie 'Trench iiovelUeb" or Ills
own Jufct at. Rood as the Parisian's, ami
a titer wasn't any copyright, or patent,
or .any borj. or string on the "creations,"
herailu-rgot the best or the Frenchman.
Till hunm.cr he went over again, hoping
to do the same tiling, but by tills time
the wily Gaul had learned a thing or two,
and i hen the American asked to see his
blyles, he pulled his waxed mustache and
Eaid. "Jr ne sais rieu de nomeau," and
tlittAimrioui had to twine back and study
them up Tor himself.
Kew, ho ever, te secrets are beginning
-U-leav wiiU because it is too late lor the
manufacturers to start uew models and
get Uie on the market
His known that skirts will be narrow at
Uiou&p and lariugiu the bottom, andthere
are evun dark hints of the tie-back within
which women will walk Chinese for lack of
space, and compensate between, these
ashlttnoble sentences U Uie stocks and the
iplllnrv Ly gymnasium cvercisea for Urn
l)cTing purposes.
It 1b .suggtvlcd. also, that there will be
basquob at the bottom of bodicea, but thai
Miece wsrl! le considerable freedom or choice
in tdie waiter One nudel or this kind has
alreailr bocn displayed in a large In ew 1'ork
ttu:e. It start-, out to be a blouse- one of
tie kteil Uiai is made with frogs to ra&ten
it up in finu but wlucli is alw ays allowed
ta stand tpcr from neck to waist This
fOHC decided t be a jacket when it reached
nire waist, anil f larea out Into basque.-, from
beaeuvti a bell of two Inch. braid, lthadthe
ifciuutrit k f gaplugopeu in Trout andeven
at Uie waist it Has allowed to bang as it
would with its braid rastcalnga unused.
TJie watt line is not to be ignored,
cuii ir twuues do become popular, and
4nby the same token, belts are still in 1
Iii-or A pigskin belt for a dollar and a
quarter is really the correct thing to
v lair that is, ir you cannot afford to
vtmr one or the hand-carved Mexican
laUtr belt, which are the extreme it
clegnnee.
I lwvo sald-before. and I say it ngjdn,
with n earnestness born of conviction,
that gray Is to be the September color,
ai.d lh girls who are too sallow to
v ear It would tert look to their complex
don:, if thej wish to be fashionable
STbuie was a typical September costume
at the roor garden the other night To
jIh; Mire, it was August yet, but it hap
pened to be cool evening, and since the
new September gown was finished, why
snot wear it?
The material was a silver-gray, so ar
tistically combined with watermelon pink"
silk and while mous-ellnc that it is well
worth considering by any young woman
who is planning her new September gown.
It is sufficiently light in color and tf xture
to l worn now, and yet will serve very
nleely for a street dress all through the
autumn months You will find an exact
reproduction of the dress in the accom
pimylng fH ration, and with this and a
bneC description, it ought to be easy tor
any woman to copy it very accurately
33he?tdrt was plain except for three rows
or heavy Cording oicr each hip. This
effect wsj produced by inserting pieces
of feallier lone about twelve inches long
and aw efertaUi of au inch thick, and gath
ering IIhj material around it. The waist
bad a jwfceof deep pink taffeta, "v eilcd with
white M-HibhMne, reaching almost to the
Imst linf, and from there the pouched
front wa a euccessioa of fine tucks of
the (gcav material alternating with bands
of la iBWjrtion. At each side of the
psucSted front, reaching from the bottom
of Uie yuke to the waist, was a ruffle of
pleated w Uit- motisst line Tucks and
lose p"eped out from beneath the ruffles
on the Ixidice between the edge or the
lQiioi front and the sleeve. The back
was made of alternating tucks and lace
in Uie "ane way, but it was not quite so
full and dii not have the ruffle-. The
bln.f were gathered in boUi upper and
under scams in the mo"-t approved mous- j
quetatre TaMilon. and just under trie
Buiall lMiff at the shoulder were three
row wf blrirring suggesUxe of those on
the lifH except that, instead or being
corded, tuev were merely gathered with
fciimli lieartings. Over the shoulders were
epaulettes of knife-pleated gray taTreta,
and at Ue waist was a rurfle of white
inous-cline The pink ribbon around the
neck was not elled with white like the
yoke, but had a fluff of pleated white
niaIuie standing up over the bow at
the bJofc-
A.mud Uie waist was a gray taffeta
rlotHdi folded quite narrow, but the bow
at Uie Stack Jmd wide loops and long emls
that grew wider toward the end in that
oai-ibape which is the favorite for Kibh
ends tbesc days. All atound the edges of
the sash was a narrow ruffle of taffeta,
gathered o full that it looked as if it
were pleated.
To crown this beautiful costume was a
magnificent, big, black, poke" of fine
htraw, trimmed with clusters of black os
Jlrich and oprey plumes. Underneath Uie
bilm and close to the hair was a small
black bow held in place by an exquisite
pearl buckle.
Aj ii whole, it was one of the most
tasteri.1 and altogether stunning costumes
vbisli have yet made their appearance.
THE VERY LATEST.
New York, Aug. 2S The latest In stock
ing,, arc f cotton, woven In imitation of
llislc oi fcilk. They are to Le bad in all the
ii t wast eolois and patterns, and are almost,
if not quite, as expensive as the goods they
imitate. The reason of their being is aim
fort, uotthelcsseningorexpense. It seems
that tit gicit bus been the recent complaint
anions women of their feet that the makers
and sellers of shoes began an Investigation
or to tlie cajse of the rouble. Tinding it
was lisle oi silk Mocking,, both of which
they piovi-d drew the feet, and failing in
Aelicffortstcdisnadeiheircustomersfroin
wearing them, they conferred with In
ventors The Jesuit is a cotton stocking
as beauUrully fine and -oftas those made
of lisle -r silk, and without the disagree
able quality
Tbe newest gloves are ot suede, In four
and f-ix-l-utton lengths, and have delicate
rioral designs embroidered on the back.
The new colors ate hyacinth, a lovely shade
ot plnk-puiple, etrurian blue, a shade litUe
deeper U.an blrd'fc-egg blue, and a new
shad" or apple-green, as yet unnamed
The rioral design ou the back, which takes
the plae cf toe old fashioned machine
Witching. .Tonsistsofdellcate vinesor spraytt,
with foliage and flowers. ThL, embroidery
la so delicately done as to be almost as
Inconspicuous as the former stitching It
is always la black, or Uie same color as tbe
gloves It Is prophesied that later in Uie
season tbe patterns will become more elabo
rate, especially for evening gloves
The Litest arrangement for the neck is a
of Fashion.
double garland of bright-colored artificial
flowers, with four or six long ribbou ends,
each of which is finished by a spray or
cluster of the same blossoms. These, of
course, arc designed only for evenlug wear,
to take the place of the featuer boa or light
scarf or lace and muslin One pretty one
was madeof a double garlamlof pa-ulncro.
thene w rose, with four long ends of tarf eta
ribbon, three Inches wide, finished at the
end with a single rose andcluster of lea's en
Another is ol yellow chrysanthemums, with
yellow ribbons, while yet another is made
of large double poppies of every conceivable
shade of yellow and red, and has broad
strings which are red yellow or green, ac
cording to the light in which it is Mewed
The milliners assert that there "will bet
an effort made to introduce feather floweis
into next season's millinery, and already
someof these flowers are shown. They are.
as a rule, delicate, jet vivid in color anil
very natural-looking, but Uiey do not weut
so well us those or silk, velvet or muslin.
nor are they so reasonable in price two
very grave otjectious, the dealers say.
against tiir ever becoming generally popu
lar. The larger flower- are the handsomer,
both in color and shape, and it is be
lieved 11:1 be much more ud than the
smaller varieties, which, it appears, cannot
be made so as to lose their stiff appear
ance la the manufacture of the fnngeu
chrysanthemums and poppies, ostrich fea til
ers are used, and, while the effect is i ery
lileaslng, they resemble more bright-colored
feather pompons than flowers.
Tor corsage w ear the newest flowers ar.
made of the fiber or a Japanese palm,
and so clo'-ely do they lesembJc the nat
ural flower that-it is almost impossible
to distinguish Uiem. Then they have Uie
very deceptive quality of looking Just a
wee bit wilted arter being handled or
breathed upon. Or course, they cannot
be f reshel, bat then they never lose thur
freshness suffideuUy to become unsiglit
ly, so they can be worn any number of times,
and always be -just sufficienUy wilted
to deceive. There is a draw back, how
ever, in the leaves which are made to go
with these flowers. They appear boast
fully artificial, and where one wishes to
produce an effect both beautiful and nat
ural, the genuine stems and foliage of the
plant should be used with these artificial
Kowers
The latest in draperies is the Italian
blankets, or at least the wide ones may be
called blankets, and they vary in width
from six inches to two yards. They are
woven in stripe3, raw silk on a cotton
foundation, and the effect is both brilliant
and beautiful They are designed for
couches, lounges, mantels, pictures, and
chair draperies, and some come longenougb
for portieres. The stripes, which rua
either lengthwise or crosswise, are ia all
colors and brilliant combinations. The
effect of a single piece In an otherwivj
neutrally tinted room is very pleasing.
bLt too free a use of it is to be avoided
In all save Oriental rooms as it is tco
glaring.
The newest craze among wheelwomeu fa
the bicycle pin This, it is said, will be
verv popular If w, it will be owing to the
bicycle craze, and not to any amount or
beauty in the pin It is about the ugliest
tl ing the jewelers hae as yet designed In
their erforts to ple.ise w heel wo men. It 'i
about one inch in dinieuMon, a miniature
wheel in gold, with silver eeartngs ai.d
colored enameled handle bar", and a small
jewel In place or a screw Some of these
little affairs are quite elal orately carved,
but altogether the effect is neither pretty
nor graceful StilMtif- the latest fad, an I
all v. hclwomcn sem well pleased at their
possession It is but a modern case of the
old woman v. ho kissed the cow
The newest souvenir spoou is for the
birthday. It is of silver, gold or sller
gilt, in any of the new finishes. It is
about iu pretty and graceful as any of
the usual souvenir spoons, all of which
strongly impress one with ideas of mis
placed ornaa.ent. easllj tarnished These
new spoons have the year, the sign of the
zodiac to represent the month, while lt
Iwwl of the spoon is mere or less encum
bered by flowers of that particular I'.outh.
The names or the glCt and recipient may
be engraved either on the underside of the
handle or bowl. But the first place Is
preferable, as it leaves room on the bowl
for one's favorite quotation, text or any
thing tney may wish engraved.
The latest for china and glass painters
is delf green This Is the richest imagin
able phr.ds of dark green, and will take
the place for Fjl.sh ware of the older
delf blue Jt is used tor grounding as
well as painting whole pieces, in floral,
land'apes, and even miniature designs
The etrect Is -very beautiful, and it is pre
dicted that the fad china tor next season
will be deK green instead or delf blue
The color, it is claimed, was discovered
or Invented bv a w ell known woman china
painter of New York
PURELY COMPARATIVE.
(He has met her three days betore at
the seaside. They are still there.)
She But I have only known you for a
few days.
He-What difference does that make?
There arc some souls that act upon each
other like magnets they come together in
no time."
She-True- Still there is the material,
the pracUcalside.
He -Ah, am I not aware of that? You
arenot, then (proudly), evidently acquainted
with my circumstances?
She How could I be?
He Ccrtainlv not. And you show' your
self to be a sensible girl not to 1 led
precipitately Into an untimely alliance.
She I was afraid, dear, that you might
think me too practical, tos sordid, per
haps. t
He Not abit Such qualities go to make
the best wives Listen, my darlinc How
nould you like to go to Europe on a wed
ding trip?
She I think I should like that
He And when we return, would a nice
little house in town say, in the fifties
suit you?
She That would be charming.
He-Of course, only during the winter.
In the summer we could have our country
home, or else travel. Are you fond ot
horses?
She Passionately.
He And diamonds?
She O-b, y-e-s.
He And other precious stones?
Sue-Indeed, yes.
He Then I see no reason why I should
not make you happy. Tell me, darling, what (
Is your answer? '
She (hesitatingly) -Can you not wait un
til tomorrow?
He You forget, dearest, that I am going
back to town tonight.
She-Hut it you could stay until tomor
row. He -Impossible.
She But why Is it Impossible?
He Because my heart's darling, ifj: stay
ed at this hotel another day I would have
to overdraw my salary for another three
weeks. njrper's Bazar.
Unintentional Hetreut.
Nell Did you hear that Mame went
back on Harry?
Belle Is that so?
Nell Yes; they were going uphill on their
tandem, and she lost her pedals. Phlla-
1 delphia Record.
V "'" " i'
GETTIN& READY FOR SCHOOL.
Trot home, little girls, and gt ready for
school. It is hard to leave the country,
mountains, and seashon- when pleasure is
at. the top notch, and belated summer
travelers are Just starting out to enjoi
autumn glories in the Adiroudacks and
elsewhere. All the dainty organdie,
dimities, and pretty sashes must be laid
regretfully away- You are not alone.
Sweet Blxteen. seventeen, and eigtiteen
must fold away her favorite ruffle and
most; frivolous gowns with the tender
m2mory of a first flirtation. Take a long,
lingering sigh, one and nil; the school
books must be diKtd.aud everybody settle
down to work. If an j thing will fcofteu
the Ettuitlop. It la the pretty new school
togs.
A suitable school frock for a girl or
fourteen is of lightweight woolen ma
terial In blue The skirt is made flat at
the sides aud front, aud full in the back.
The body Is a blouse with a round basque,
shorter in the book and full at the waist.
The front is flat with revers opening oer
a gulmpe. The revers are pointed, faced
with black peau de soie. and trimmed witn
points of braid like the basque The
folded belt and collar are of black peau de
solo. A little lace ruffle, a continuation
ot the gulmpe, rails over the collar. The
sleeve Is cut on the bias, and a litUe
touffant at the top. Round revers rintsb
the sleeve at the wrist.
A little more dressy, but not a bit too
fine tor our girls nowadays, is a silk and
wool striped Trench challls. The skirt
Is made with a box-plaited effect in
front, with little criss-cross patterns in
black comet velvet ribbon down the des.
Tbe body isa blouse, openmgover a guimpe
ot tho same material as the akirt, and is
fastened with little ribbon bows down tbe
front. The largesquare revers are made or
white challls or serge, trimmed with two
rows ot comet velvet crossed at the ends.
The folded belt and high collar are of peau
de sole. Tbe little tabs of white cLallis,
'IHE SI3BdEMBi:u GIBX.
i
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trimmed with vel-.et, fmi-.li the collar.
The sleeve Is long, with .scarcely any
fullccss at the top; fitting Miugly below
the elbow with a Idjig point oerthe hand.
Epaulettes of chUW over shoulders give
the necessary -width.
A fr.ck for a little girl in the kinder
gaiten period of life is made with a short
sklit entirely box plaited. The long
waisted blouse in the front Is opened over
a full waistcoat, gathered and crossed with
three bauds of ribbon elet running up and
down. The s,lece is of one piece, TMth a
small purt at the top, and finished at Uie
wrist -with a little turn-oercutf, trimmed
with rows of ribbon eliet, the ends loose
ami tied In siucy little bow.
A very serviceable Track for a girl
from oiirht to twelve is of Scotch plaid
wool, which will begreatly worn. The front
ard side seams are left opcu over quilles
of taffetH glace of the most pronounced
shado in Scotch plaid. The body is a
little full, an.l is trimmed with four
assorted pluttlngs of taffeta, showing the
('ifferent colors in the Scotch plaid. The
top has n yoke ot finely plaited silk,
divided by rows of comet elvct crossing
the pluitings. The high collar is a con
tiniuiti'.n, nnd trimmed with rows of vel
vet like the yoke. Tight sleeves have plait
ings of taffeta and Scotch plaid falling
oer the top. The belt i-. of velvet. With
thi Is worn a brown felt hat with large
bow of Scotch plaid ribbon, with two
GOING TO
feathers falling on either side from the
center.
Brown stockings and high-buttoned boots
with brown cloth tops have patent leather
boxings. Tor a little maid from eight to
ten years or age a dainty littie house nock
is or pale blue and white striped silk
and wool, medium full, plain skirt. The
.round, baby waistls cut square at the neck
and opens over a tucked batiste guimpe.
A large embroidered batiste collar out
lines the opening and a cute little turn
over collar ot the same is worn at the neck.
The sleeve is quite snug to above the
elbow and ends in a small puff. A Dlue
satin ribbon is tied around the waist
with three cornered bow and ends at the
left side. Alth this are worn black stock-
w hlch
For stueLojs and demure seventeenTasilver
gray cashmere Is most appropriate. This ia
made with a skirt about four yards wide,
witli no trimming except four deep tucks
just below the waist. The body is a blouse
with four tu..ks rormmgshoulder straps and
outlining thesquare at the neck. The gulmpe
is ot mousaellae de sole, and the collar is of
corn color ribbon, with gathered lace aud
ribbon in the back. On Uie lert side or the
lwdice there is u lace and mou'.sellne ruffle,
ivideat the shoulder andfinlshlngin a point
at the waist under a rosette with ends of
corn color ribbon The routed belt is otbluok
velvet. Thesleeveis madeentirelyot deep
tucks with a small purf caught up at the
shoulder. Blackslocklngs andpatentleather
ties complete a costume rendered elective
by its extreme simplicity.
For grown-up eighteenon thevergeotthc
ballroom and her debut in society, an extra
Inch or two added to the length ot skirt ia
the first concession made to the dignity of
years. The gown Is ot light greenish blue
cloth. The skirt consists or three deep bias
flounces. The two looser ones even all
around, and ttie top one long in front and
much shorter In the back. These are trimmed
with red braid, In Grecian pattern, on each
flounce between two straight rows of nar
row braid. The body is also braided at the
top and cut off square to show fullblouse or
checked scarlet silk falling below There Is
SCHOOL.
a girdle effect at the waist in front and a
basque in the back. Folded collar Is of
scarletsilk, with gathered ends. Thesleevo
is cut in one piece tight, fitting with small
putf at the top and finished with braid at
the bottom.
Bloues of net, chiffons or lace are most
effective as well as economical, made to
wear -n Ith separate under-bodices ot col
ored s'lk Cherry, apple-green and deep
rose are all equally desirable and cqually
becommg to the average complexion. The
fortunate possessor of a pretty arm Is apt
to bavp these under-bodles made without
sleeves, and nobody blames her.
The majority of women think with, regret
ot the almost certain return ot the over
skirt, and tbe adventot even tighter sleeves.
ings and patent leather bhppers
button around the ankle.
A woman must be exceptionally graceful
and more than pu&sably good looking to
wear this trying combination wltu effect.
The spasmodic appearance of the old
fashloued double skirt lu bingle imported
gowns for some seasons past has met with
a cool reception by the fashionable world
at-large, but the oracles on the other side
persist in launching them on an innocent
and long suffering feminine public in the
matter of fashions.
This autumn they will be sent forth In
Increased numbers, and with the firm in
tention ot staying. With the woman who
hah sufficient strength of mind to recog
nii bur physical disabilities, thee inno
vations have nothing to do As the lucky
possessor ot that extra sense known as
"common," she will conUnue to choose
her gowns with an eye to the becoming
rirst and foremost. And next In Import
ance to have the general outline" and ef
rccc pretty much the wine as oUier well
dressed women
Anything that sapors ot esthcticism or
pose in dress is, in these enlightened days,
In distinctly bad form, aud should not be
encouraged. For sweet twenty and there
abouts a few impertinences of this nature
may be overlooked, but if persisted in until
more mature years it is to Le deplored as an
evidence of mental weakness and vanity
gone to seed.
It would be an act of charity lo prove
to these misguided ones that old Father
Time whacks all such a trifle harder for
their esthetic posing. It Is tomewhat try
ing to listen to the discussion among the
adccatcs vt unconventional dress about
"HneV and ''Hues."
All lines and no curves are apt to show
up the ten-pus fugit signs with unmerciful
distinctness. What a mistake to suppose
that a woman can't be conventionallu dress
and still retain her individuality. It she
bus any it wHlspeak up plainly . no matter
what her surroundings may be.
And theie Is no occasion to wear a sign,
which calls out' -'Come, look at me! aud you
will see a tare nnd radiant maiden," etc.,
etc.
1 he question or oversklrts is still in abey
ance, despite the above digression, which
applies to ultra conventional ladles as
well who will wear the latest rashlons,
ev en if it kills them Aud when the leaves
begin to turn doubtless we shall see the
first of the advance guard. A little rive-
footer, htaggerliig and -wobbling along,
Mwamped In a voluminous double -kirt and
looking tor all the world like a catboat
under full sad. looking up and chattering
with her companion, a long, slim maiden
upprachiiig me six foot mark, aud de
liberately iuwi in two bvy a full blown
repioductiou or tile old fasnioued ovcr
sfeirt. This is not an ov erdraw a prophecy,
and seems to call for language. Kesurrec
tlou' call for forcible language.
Thu" it will be seen with those skimpy
sl(.pve Aren't they skimpy enougti.'
It begins to lxk as though -we should
even b' deprived of thu beauty pre
servers aud lire saving attachments, our
puffs and epaulettes. Nothing short of
theextn-meswillsatLsrythesejUggeinautM.
from vast balloons to skin tight wo arf
about to shrink. If we could only tarry
between, the old clothes would last too
long, and then what would become ot the
dressmakers ami trade as well.' That
sounds sufficiently businebslike to make
aramilH for any rambliugs above from tho
fold. White and black gown," are stUl
much ia evidence, and over thread lace ia
exiemaveiy used in their trimming. .Madf
over taffeta linings in, watermelon pink
and corn flowered blue, they are espe
cially becomiug.
Tor Saratoga, where boas, a well as
beaux, are always de riguer for driving,
a stnVing addition to ostrieh nnd chirfon
confections Is one made entirely of
American beauty rose-., with four long
ends ot ribbon the same shade in front.
Kaeh of thene i flmshed with a. large
beauty rose and bud with green leaf at
tached Frenchy and irresistible combina
tlnns for garden parties are a white skirt
with blouse and basque made of mauve
survale, or the same arrangement with
orange blouse and white lace Over the
white silk skirt lining are deep Spanish
riouncs of coarse GieeK tulle with little
beading of the same, or white chantilly over
transparent sy blue mousseline, and so
on ad infinitum-
FOR BABY BUNTING.
Here is a statement of the smallest num
ber of unifies ot dress required for a new
lorn inrant, which, or course, can be In
creased. Twelve shirts, six co-irs each oC
pique and brilllante, six more ot flannel,
twelve cache-cullottes ot flannel and stx
flinnel "Jecksons," tour underdrcs-cs ot
percale, tour long robes ot nainsook and
four or muslin, six pairs ot woolen socks
and six. pairs ot woolen boots.
Two bath wrappers, either ot riannel
or ot sponge toweling; sx muslin fichusF
cut in triangle and trimmed with narrow
lace.
Six woolen napklna and six ot white
pique, six ot a finer quality, four dozen
alapers. and two dozen larger tor night
wear Lastly eight small squares or
sponge toweling.
Besides tbe above must be added the
cbrisiening robe ot muslin, with pelisse
and hood, and the passe-corridor, a. kind
ot fiannel cape-line, the cradle for the
sleeping infant, tbe dressing basket, sheets
and pldow for the cradle, the knitted
counterpanes and coverlets ot white pique.
THE BOWSER TROUBLES.
That Seashore Hop: Appears for tho
X.att Time.
Evening had come at Shark Point and th
Bowser seashore cottage, and Mr.and Mrs.
Bowser sat at their door and watched the
setting sun gild the blue waves of tfce At
lantic. The gilding process hadn't been,
going on ery long, however, when some
thing octuned to shatter the romance.
The lone hog, upoken of In former article
as playing an active rart in the Bowsers'
adventures, suddenly appeared after
twenty-four hours' absence. He made htj
way up from the beach and came to a bale
about twenty feet from the house to take
a cool, calm survey. Mr Bowser had been
on edgefor two houis, and Mrs. Bowser had
been piirsrlngallktnds of tactics to prevent
an outbreak. When she saw that hog she
gaveupallhope,roldedherhandsonherlap,
and re-igncd herself to tLe inevitable.
"By the great horn spoon, but there
is Uiat hog again!" growled Mr. Bowser,
In toned that threatened danger.
"Yes, I see him." placidly replied Mrs.
Bowser, as she turned back to the sun
set. "Durn his eyes, but where has he been
and w hat did he come back tor! We canw
down here to the seashore to take comfort,
and the first thing tajgreet us is a squint
eyed, slab-sldcek knock-kneed old hog. I'vi
felt a Hctfe sympathy tor him up to this time,
but now I'll be hanged ir I don't make hira
wish he'd never been born!"
"It I fped him he'll probably go away."
jsaul Mrs Bowser.
"Ill attend to the feeding procesa my
self! Ill feed him with this board, and
if r don't knuck Ids blamed head into the
middle or next, week then I'm a goatl
Get out of the way whde I show this bog
timt he has reached the dead line atlasti
Mrs. Bowser entered the bouse, and Mr.
Bowser picked up the board and bravely
advanced upon ti.e porker. The setUng
sun thl continued to triple-plate severa!
square miles or the rolling deep, but he
wasn't looking ror the Leautirul sun then.
The hog held hla head on one side, and
cockeu an ey at Mr. Bowser. He realized
that anii.it.il combat .vason hand.andh
t-niftpd his tail and champed Ids teeth la
defiance. Mr. Bowser drew softly .nearer
and nearer, with the board held above hli
head to strike, and ota sudden he jumped
in with the exclamation:
"Take that, will you -and that and
here's another, and "
Then it was the hog'a turn. With, a
grunt and a squeal bedashed forward.aud
for thenext sixty seconds Mrs Bowserheld
her hand upon herbe&tingheartandpeered
through the flying sand in a vain endavr
to make out who wasoa top. Mr.Bawser
wiH never have a clear recollection or that
struggle He dimly remembers that he sud
denly lost his footing on this terrestriu!
globe -that he went down in a heap waa
rolled over and over suddenly found him
self inside the door, with Mre Bowser as'-c-ingir
he was rataiiy in jured. She was dig
ging the gand out from behind his collar
and the w're grass out or his hair, when
he -at down into a chair andgaspedout:
'I-said I'd kill him. and I did, and I
hope he feels better What's that?"
"It's the hog- He's- waiting tor you to
come out so he can have some more foa
with you.
"And I didn't slaughter him?"
"No "
"And was I upset and rolled over ami
walked on by that slab-sided hog?'
"That's what happened, Mr. Bowser.and
I think you've had a narrow escape from
death roudon'tseemtoexactlyundemand
how to hit a liog with a club. Don't yo
think you could hire some one to shout hira
or make him prisoner?'
"Never -not if I lo-e my life a thou
sand timet, over'' shouted Mr. Bowser.
"I see what the trouble Is. You have
sympathi7ed with that infernal hog from
the start, and he knows it! When he waa
rolling me in the sand you were laughing
enough to kill!
"Why, Mr Bowser!'
"Don't 'whv. Mr. Bowser, me. because
it won't work! In order to spite your
husband you sympathize with a hog aad
encourage htm to cold-blooded murder.
Hire some one to shoot him! Never! 1b
about two minutes 111 go out there and
wipe him ofr, the face of the earth!"
Mrs. Bowser tried to smooth tMags
over, but it was no use. After waiting
to get his breath Mr. Bowser tightened
his lelt two holes and suddenly sprang
out and seized the board he had used
for a weapon. He got in two or threa
goo 1 "licks" before the hog was fully
awar that another struggle to the deati
v. as impending, and the animal bet-ami
pamc-stneken and fled. Then the setting
sun had some more gilding business oc
l...nd. In addition to gdding the Atlantic
Ocean, tt was called upon to burnish up
a hog and a man as they galloped up and
down the sands and made circles arounc
th' house.
The m-g tully reuhzed that he had
awakcued a desperate man ia Mr Bowser,
and Mr. Bowser was fully determined that
death alone could compensate htm tor the
indignities he had undergone. Wish a mad
thirst tor vengeance Ir pursued as the to;
or his speed, and at intervals a resounding
whack and a squeal proved that he was
gettiagin his work. Byandby thetugitivc
hog made otf up the beach, but that
Nemesis tollowed ever at his heels through
the gloaming Pursued and pursuer faded
out of Mrs. Bowser's sight, and by and by
she could no longer hear the whacks and
squeals. Tt was au hour betore Mr. Bowser
camellmpicgback nesatdownandlooked
at her for five minutes, and no word was
spoken Then she queried:
"Well?"
"He is dead up there about five miles!
replied Mr Bowsir "I ran him down and
lert him a corpse on the sands No hog
ou the f..ce or the earth can upet and roll
me arouud anu live to brag of it. Now,
then, woman, hve you got any other IltUa
assassination game to play on your hus
bn.id to gratify your spite? If so. trotic
out right Twre and now!"
Mr Bvwer made no reply. She real
ised that ruiy reply she could make, even
If It had rream and susrar upon It, would
onlylwtarksundrMr Bowser Shethere
tore maintained a diseet silence, and tho
evening grew tnto night and Uie gdding
faded away
NOTE -Mr Bowser Is a great hand to
stick, especially when he is in the wrongy
but he U getting lather weary ot the sea
shore business, and is wondering bow he
can get out ot it and save his dignity atthv
same time.
The Glnveless Girl.
The world do move especially the femin
ine world. Tube seen on the streets with
out gloves has from time immemorial been
considered a flagrant breach against the
unwritten law of good taste; but now with
the coming of Uie bicycle and th-j sensible
rainy-day dress, we have changed all that,
and milady walks fearless abroad -luring
the hot summer months us guiltiesa ot
hand-covering as is her husband or her
brother.
Yes. for the nonce, the glove has retired
Into innocuous desuetude suede, kid and
castor arc temporarily discarded; white
hands are everywhere in evidence.ln street
car, in shops. In crowded thoroughfare, as
well as t,n roardwalks and secluded coun
try roads.
Nor do Miese advanced ones descend to
the subterfuge ot carrying a pair of crush
ed and Milled gloves in their hands. as a
sort ot sop to the Cerberus ot propriety.
No, indeed. white hands and pink nails a ro
nothing to be ashamed or, and so the up-to-date
woman glorie-. In her temporary man
cipation from gloves, and saves enough pin
mouey thereby to enable her to indulge In
unlimited iee, cream, sodas every time sha
feels Inclined so to refresh her Inner
woman! Philadelphia Record.

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