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TheCases of Alice Clement
True Stories of the World's Greatest Woman Sleuth
as Told by Herself to Courtney Riley Cooper
A. Game of Hearts
(Copyright, by W. 0. Chapman.)
iHE divorce grist is still grind
ing on," 1 remarked as my
glance traveled over the
shoulder of the man ahead
of me and saw by the paper
he held that eighty separa
tions had been achieved in
one day of court. Miss Cle
ment and myself were on a Ravinia
train, bound for the concert, and were
hurrying through Evanston. "It cer
tainly gets me how anyone stays mar
ried nowadays." I continued. "Ilut
then, if people can't get along togeth
er, it's the best thing for them to get
along away from each other."
"Yes," Miss Clement assented
rather seriously. "But the trouble is
that most persons don't have a chance
to get along. Somebody Is always
mixing in, getting one or the other so
wrought up about nothing that they
finally get to thinking that there isn't
any possibility of happiness. I ought
to know," she added and then there
came that glint into her eyes which
always foreshadows one of her exper
iences. "I've patched up more than
one divorce case when it lodked help
less. And I've found this out: That
half the time It isn't the fault of the
man or the woman. They'd get along
all right if other people would leave
them alone. It isn't always the fault
of the mother-in-law, although, good
ness knows, no matter how kind they
may try to be, they can cause more
trouble than a regiment of infantry.
But there's always somebody or a
bunch of somebodies to cause trouble
when it isn't any of their business."
The train stopped for a minute, then
hurried on again. And with its start
began Miss Clement's story.
"I've handled many a divorce case
in my detective existence," she said,
and then added with a little laugh,
"and many times have I played some
little trick that brought a man and a
woman together again. It's queer, too,
but just when you mentioned it, I
was thinking of another time when I
traveled on a train, with Cupid in my
suitcase, and dissention bumping
along behind on the ties, where the
roadway was hardest. Of course, it
wasn't what I had been paid to do
but then when everything was over,
I felt a lot better than if I had fol
lowed orders, and I guess two other
persons did, too.
"I wouldn't tell their real names,
even to you, and just for the sake of
reference we'll call them Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas. The beginning was a coia
"One morning I received a note, ask
Iag me to call at the omce of Mr.
Douglas. I went there, to ind a rather
young man, whose face seemed tired
and worried. His omce was not a big
oae, or a specious one. I could see
that whatever he had was gained
through mighty hard work. And he
had a story to tell.
"'Miss Clement,' he began. ' want
you to get evidence for me in regard
to a divorce case. Mrs. Douglas and
I were married about two years ago.
She's a pretty little girl-pretty
enough to be dangerous-and I am
acting on the advice of my friends in
coming to a detective.'
"I made no answer to that. If I had
it would have been to say something
about those lovable friends, for I had
seen their work before. I allowed him
to go on.
"'For the first year we got along
fairly well on what we had, and then
Mrs. Douglas took a notion she wanted
to earn a little home of her own. I
was willing to do anything that could
be done and I started to work with
all my might. But getting ahead is a
hard business. We had enough to
make the first payment, but after that,
things were harder. And I've been
working my head off night and day to
try to get ahead. It isn't that which
hurts, Miss Clement. But it seems
the harder I work the less Mrs. Doug'
glas thinks of me. She acts queerly
toward me as thought she doesn't love
me any more. I have not been having
very good luck with my business, but
I have been doing my best and my
friends have seen that and they have
pointed out to me the truth of every
thing. Mrs. Douglas never has cared
for me, from what I can understand.
She married me thinkling there were
great possibilities in me, and then
when things went hard she just de
terained that she would get as much
out of me as she could and then throw
me over. Everything is hers, you see.
The house is in her name and all that.,
and she's just trying to squeese me
for every cent she can. And I'm not
going to let her. That's all.'
"I made no remarks on the situa
tips. Instead, I promised that I would
t him know tin a day or two whether
or not i could find a way to prove his
assertions. Then I went back to the
"And there oa thea duk was a-data
ty Ittle avelope, nddrued in a
teminlne had. I opeaed it ad with
rmy eye staIt, and rend:
"p*ear Miss Clement:
"' have been nebred to yen a_
sm ese who ea asit m ai o bta
lag ovaseae aps which in base a di
vere suit agaist my hasbend. Wi
en kindtly el at year esavenleaet
"Mrs. Jeeieo Dels."
"o, st a Is tbheaght, thee wre
twao ies to the qgeoleI e ha ew that
it was et seutIaeasel i the
aMist se ad et t o srue
two olenS in the -m ease, but Shse
was something Smies in my hrain
tiht wid tShe sway all the pesim
V et as aelenethles, I weaMs
beig what she lhad to my. anway.
ad I went eat to the behs
"A pretty little m ane met me; she
wa Mie am the a il and had
h me tSM me her amo whea she
em ti the des I weiM hardly have
behoed ebs wasv mre Sa 1? years
i, There was wrry en her see,
a hdm le w m ithma, ad I eM
- that she had been sas.
"'Toll asked me to come see you
In regard to a divorce,' I began.
"d'Yes.' she answered slowly. and
could see that her heart was sore. 'I
have determined to get a divorce from
lrent. we were married two years
ago. A year ago we dec'ded to get
this little house, and then. under the
pretext of making more money to put
into it, he began staying away from
home. At first I believed he was
working, but the advance in the
money he has been making does not
show It. At least, Mama, who has
lived with us ever since we were mar.
ried, just came to me and told me the
truth. It just hurt her heart so to
see how I was being treated that she
had to do it. She showed me how
Brent must be making a lot more
money than he had been turning in,
and certainly if he has-what on
earth has he been doing with it?'
"'TYou suspect another woman,
then?' I asked.
"'I certainly do.' she answered with
a snap. 'and so does Mama.'
"I could have known that last with
out her telling me. I was beginning
to see through a few things. Mama
on one side, friends on the other. Both
mixing their opinions in where they
had no right. The poor little couple
hadn't even had a chance to become
good comrades. And. as I left the
house. I resolsed that for once in my
life I was going to serve two clients
in the same case, and for their bene
"The next afternoon I went to Mr.
Douglas' office. I carried with me a
ticket on one of the fastest trains out
of Chicago, and a stateroom reserva
tion. I handed them both to him.
"'I am sorry that I cannot give you
any information as to what the pur
pose of this is-except to tell you it
will show you the standing of your
wife toward you. You are to take this
train tomorrow afternoon and stay in
the smoking compartment until after
we pass Jollet. Then you are to go
to your stateroom and remain there.
Will you take my orders?'
"'Certainly,' he answered. 'but I
"'I am doing the detective work in
this case,' I answered him. 'You de
sired some evidesoe. I am going to
get It if you will let me have my way.
If not- I give up the case very cheer
"He held up a restraining hand.
"'I'll obey your orders,' he an
swered with a little smile.:
"'Very well,' I ad as I left the
omce. 'Say fethiug of this to your
wife and do not eves tell her that you
are going out of town. You will hear
from me at St. Loat or sooner. Good
"I left him thum and hurried for a
car which weuld take me to the home
of Mrs. Douglas Her mother met me
at the door.
"'Is it anything regarding the case?'
she asked, sad I thought I detected a
bit of eagerness in her tone. Poor
soul, she believed she was doing right
in separating a hushand and wife. I
don't believe there was ever a mother
who didn't believe that she was work
ing for the best. But she Just didn't
realise that she was a bit selfish In
her love for her daughter and that the
ties of marriage had given someone
else another claim also.
"'Yes,' I answered her, 'it is about
the case. I want to see Mrs. Douglas
"Ten minutes later I was alone
with the little girL I took from my
pocket a railroad ticket and a state
"'Here,' I said 'I have found the
way to get some evidence as regards
your husband. The moment he leaves
the house tomorrow morning, hurry
for a train and go to Joliet. Then, in
the afternoon, take the flybr and go
right to your stateroom. I want no
one on the train to see you, if possible.
Do you underand?
"'No,' she aswered frankly.
"'You will later,' I told her. I will
see that you have more Information by
th tte you reach St Iouis. Now, I
believe ou will do as you say.'
"'I will' she coincided, and I left
her to go to my apartment, sauggle
my littl kiddie up against my breast,
and pesd mre than one hour in plan
ning ahead td smiling to myself.
"'Whalt's the matter, Mama?' Baby
aUke me. 'What do you see that's
"'A let of things, Honey,' I mur
mured, It a whole lot of things.'
"'The nt afternoon at 5 o'clock, I
bou rddthe train for St. Louis and as
I walked est the smokling compart
mat a the Pullan I took a pek
-ithin. Tl I smiled. A ma was
wth sa smilag and apparently nerv
055 At least a part ao my scheme
h werked One by b oy the people
t ured4 uti every berth was flL I
e-used ti take a peek withis the
5teatem*-Se an oeldental openin
at t a, yn know-sas lauthed to
a l as I taw that te porter had
d eh rrk I had bribed him to
a Thue wu a grip his black
" fn l la*e t him tn the P5 "
Sua he bowed is head.
"An s som got everything a
ma1i' be ma.u
Stb4t' I warmed im hautily.
Web w g the gmobfn8 oupert"
"*r au tee nthing happ**d i'
Me nsSpr the aga5berad of the
* -hsum- , mi I was har aot
2hi l' iine i the pster see
*New e ra to be t b
I helt isaue outsde iA
"I tuned my head to the window
so that she would not notice me. Then,
when she had passed, I hurriedly
turned and watched. I saw her open
the door of the stateroom, start back
down the aisle and then jump back
again. She had caught sight of her
husband issuing from the passageway.
He had not seen her.
"He came straight on down the aisle.
neither looking to the right nor to the
left and headed for the stateroom
door. I didn't tell you that I had got
ten the tickets for the same state
room. did I'" Miss Clement asked
with that noncomparable, mischievous
little smile of hers "Well, I did. That
was a part of my little game, and let
me tell you, as 1 watched Mr. )ouglas
going down the aisle toward the door.
my heart was thumping mighty hard.
and I was wondering what he would
say when he got in there, found his
wife and everything else I had ar
ranged for him. The temptation was
strong within me to follow him. and
I did. It was not a second after he
had opened the door and closed it be
hind him that I was standing by the
little window in the passageway.
where by leaning close, I could hear
what went on within. The curtain
shielded me from the rest of the car.
I knew I had no one to fear except the
porter, and I had paid him enough
money and told him enough of the
situation to make him my ally.
"For a second there was a deep'
silence from within the room. I knew
just what was hapl'ening. They were
standiing there, staring at each other.
looking at the decorations on the
walls, at the signs I had arranged
there, wondering what it all meant
and what on earth I had been up to.
At least, in my guilty little way, I felt
that they were suspecting me. I was
hoping though, for the sake of the
scheme that I had fostered, that they
were not. At last came a voice.
" Je' n nr tte '
" W'ell" answered the voice of the
woman. 'I don't see what right you
nave in h:-re.
"'I might say the same thing in re
gard to you. But I assure you I have
no desire to intrude. I shall go Into
the smoker until we reach the next
town and then get off the train.'
" 'Very well,' answered Mrs. Douglas
in a matter of fact way. Then came
the voice of the husband. I could feel
pique in it. He felt that in some way
he had blundered and that the best way
to do would be to stir up some kind of
a quarrel that he might leave the
train. And Mrs. Douglas, in the light
of the fact that she was there to find
evidence against her husband, felt the
same way. Yet neither of them knew
exactly what to do. if the husband
left the train, Mrs. Douglas was sure
that the evidence she sought was lost.
On his side, Mr. Douglas believed in
some vague way that I had known
Mrs. Douglas was to be on the train
and that I had arranged some kind of
"I Have Had Faith Enough in Both of You to Go to This Expense."
a trap for her, which he had bungled.
And so he hesitated by the door.
"'Might I ask,' he demanded. 'what
you are doing in a stateroom with
white ribbons hung all around, with
rice sand old shoes on the foor and
with signs proclaiming the fact that
someone has just been married?' -
"'You said you had a ticket for this
stateroom and so I can ask you the
same question,' came the voice of the
wife. 'Perhaps you've turned bigam
"I didn't like the sting In those
words and a fear began to creep up
within me. I was wonderlng whether
or not my little plan was going to fall.
There was silence a moment and
" It is true I did have a ticket for
this stateroom, but I assure you I
know nothing of the newly-wed decora
tions. It may be there has been some
mistake. If you'll allow me, I'll Sad
out for you and see that you are put
in your proper stateroom before I
leave the train.'
"'That is very kind of youa,' she
said somewhat coldly. I heard him
turn the key of the door and open it.
Then I pulled a string that I had paid
more good money to the porter to
conceal. An outpouring of rice fell
upoa the shoulders of Brent Douglas
as he walked from the stateroom door.
His wife was behind and she got it,
too. Fer a moment they stared In
eonsteemetisn then ang Stared in the
fle et o beth of them as they lashed
at the le ng pemaugrs. Mr.
Dmuns s ohed to a widew and
puesd the buttes or a porter vislo.
"'what do ye msas by gvings as
this statereomr he demanded
S'Duse hit's years, that's why,' the
e aswered with a grin.
S'Mine-urrS They both spoke at
es. "Wht. we've been marriea d or
S"There aee a laugh from the car
end Doaes and his wife swept as
angry msaus agnd. They saw that
no one believed them. Their faces grew
redder than ever.
"'What names was this stateroom
taken out in?' Brent asked.
"'Mr. and Mrs. Douglas,' the porter
answered. 'That's you, ain't it?'
" 'Yes, they admitted dazedly. 'But
there's . mistake somewhere-there's
got to be a mistake.'
"'No, they aint,' the porter an
"For Just a minute they both stood
there as angry as they could be. Then,
little by little, the humor of the situa
tion began to break in on them. 1
don't know what it is, but there is
something abort weddings and honey
moons that gets into the heart of
everyone. And even Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas, much as they believed they
wanted to he separated from each
other, were affected. I saw Mr. Doug
las smile a bit-and his wife smiled
too. Then he turned to her.
"'Well. .eanette.' he said, 'I don't
think there's anything for us to do
until the train stops the next time, and
then we c(an get off. I guess we've
got to be honeymooners until then.'
"She laughed a bit. She looked at
him. and he looked at her. I could
see that in their minds there was
flooding forth the memories of another
time in the past when there had been
white ribbons and old shoes and rice
-and happiness. And I knew that
sooner or later, left to themselves,
those memories would overw helm the
things that had come between them in
the last two years--the gradual break
ing away, the influence of friends and
of the mother-in-law. I listened to
them as they went back into the state
room and I waited for them to speak.
"'Maybe we'd better take this stuff
down; what do you think?' Brent
asked after a pause. 'No, I don't think
so. after all. What do you suppose
this means. Jeanette?'
"'I guess it just means that there
were two staterooms reserved on two
trains for two Mr. and Mrs. Dou
glases.' she said, and the friends of
the other c'ouple became mixed up and
decorated the wrong place. Either
"'EBut how could that be. when I
didn't know you were going to get on
the train and when you didn't know I
was going to be on the train?' Brent
asked suddenly. 'By the way, might
I enquire where you were going?'
"'C'ertainly. I was going down to
St. Louis-to see my aunt there.'
"'l)idn't know you had ap aunt.'
"'Didn't you? Might I ask where
you were going?'
"'1-' Brent hesitated. 'I--I was
going down to St. Louis on some busi
" 'Oh,' said Jeanette, 'I didn't know
you had any business.'
"Then there was a long, long
silence, in which I knew that each was
studying the other, that each was won
dering what other one was up to. I
worried then for that was the crucial
moment. If suspicion was stronger
than memories, then my plan had
failed. But if the environment of the
stateroom, the fact that everybody in
the car took them to be a young mar
ried couple, if all these things could
work harder than the new things
which had been born in the minds
and which I had forgotten to foresee
at all-then my plan would work. And
minute after minute I waited there,
while from within there came only
"'Brent, tell me,' came at last in
the voice of the wife, 'were you really
going to t. Louis oa business-or was
it something e
"He waited a oment oerore he re
"'No, I wasn't,' he said. ' was go
ing down there for something I can
not tell you about, but somethlng I
want you to know was not dishonor
able nor unfaithful. Somehow or other,
Jeanette, since I've been sitting here
looking at you, and thtnking-well,
thinking about another time when you
and I were like this-well, rve ma'e
up my mind to try something again
and to see if-oh, I can't tell you
what it is, but -.
"'Do you mean--' she began, and
stopped. I could imagine the look ac
"'I ceasennot tll you what I meaa,' he
answered. 'Only I have had my ream
soas for believing it a long, les time.
"'Oh.' she said, half to herself. Them
came that which I was wating for.
he attempted to haags the subject.
se believed that she had almost trod
as damnre*s gresmd. that he had al
most coaessed to her that he really
did cars for another woman, and it
hart. * "That ribbon is pretty, Isn't it"
she aske. 'Somethlag lke the ane
that Mary tied on our suitcase the
night we were married.'
"'Yes,' be answered-I thought I
detected a little catch In his voice
"it Is, In't t? L
S"Didn't they have 4sua with us,
"Then there came a silence that was
longer than ever. Waiting outside,
trembling in the anticipation of the
working out of my plans, I believe I
prayed a little that one or the other
would find a way of telling what was
in their grinds. that they would have
it out and then settle things forever.
But no word came from within; they
perhaps were sitting there, thinking
sadly of the happy days of the past,
inwardly blaming each other for the
fact that those happy days were ap
parently over, and sure, each of them.
that the other was to blame. I stood
It as long as I could, and then-well.
then I walked to the door of the state
room, found that the catch turned, and
walked within They started at he'
sight of me. Their faces seemed to
"'You"' they both gasped. 'You
"'Yes,' I answered. 'I planned it ?Mr.
IDouglas. I was hired by your wife to
get divorcie evidence on you. NMrs.
I)ouglas. I was hired by your husband
to get the same thing on you. Don't
answer me. I have a few things to
say that I want to get off my mind. I
know that right now you are thinking
that I tricked both of you some way
I did. I tricked you into a situation
where you could see yourself as you
were I efore you let outsiders come be
tween you. You've both been foolish.
You have allowed those who have not
one millionth the interest in you that
you should have in yourselves to make
you believe a lot of things that are
not true. that have never been true
and will never be true. As you are
now, you are turning back two years
to when you were first married. Why
not wipe out the past, start right
where you started once and make life
over again? Mrs.. i)ouglas, you are
foolish for listening to the advice of
your mother. There is nothing wrong
with your husband, except that he is
working his life out for you. Mr.
Douglas. you are an idiot for listening
to your so-called friends. Should what
you planned have come to pass, they
would have been the first to condiemn
you. All your wife needs is a little
of the petting and happiness that you
once gave her before you tried to
make a human machine of yourself.
Now, you are in a stateroom that is
arranged as for a bride and groom.
Do you want to play the part, just for
old time's sake? Or are you going to
leave the train at the next station and
make yourselves miserable for the
rest of your life? I have had faith
enough in you both to go to this ex
pense, feeling that I would be reim
bursed. But if I am not"-I spread
my hand-"I am game enough to lose
on a case I had a lot of interest in!
"I stopped and looked at them. Iong
the surprise showed in their faces;
they merely gazed at me out of wide
eyes. Then, slowly, Brent Douglas
turned and held forth his arms to his
wife. She smiled at him. He clasped
her to him, tightly and forever. That's
about all of the story."
"No," I said as the hurry of the
coach told me we were nearing Ravi
nia, "there's a little more. That night,
a certain little woman I know went
out to her apartment, took her kiddie
on her knee and whispered to her that
it is a whole lot better to create a little
happiness in this world than to own a
thousand fortunes as great as those of
Croesus. Isn't that right?"
Miss Clement looked at me with
"How did you know?" she asked.
A post card recently mailed at
Karlsruhe, Germany, bears the ple
tures of the German emperor's daugh.
tar, Princess Victoria Louise, her in
tended husband, Prince Carl August
of Cumberland, and Prince Oscar.
The picture was taken in the palace
park at Karlsruhe and shows the
smiling priness walking between the
two uniformed young men, who also
"looked pleasant" for the camera. The
card probably would have been cols
cated had a German oclal read
what as written on it: "Ian't this
real German? Ngt that the youag pe
pe walk hand in hand-that's right.
afor this is a real love match-but that
two men walklg with a young girl be
tweea them should both be smokin.
Well, maybe it's all right these days.
but we should be satised to see the
third party em eese."
New idea e SeapahetO.
Aeroplanes have made bin'seye
view photographs esaremly wmmen,
and now eoms the "rewerkt" snap
shot made by a amera seat high lnto
the air as a part a roket. The. 1
venter of the apparatus, Alfred Maul,
is said to khv attained perfect, for
his new device after twelve years of
experimentttg. The German miltary
authorties have seeespt the Invea
tion beenuse of its usefulness in tr
or war whet aserpase seeming would
IWhite Mourning Millinery
and Gowns for Summer
\, i· "
The stroller on F'ifth avenue must
Sconcede that the smartest dressing to
be met with on any thoroughfare
passes like an unending pageant be
fore him. Styles are set forth at their
best, for there are the women of dis
criminating taste, and the American,
above all others, knows how to cos
tume herself for the promenade.
The most notable and smartest of
the prevailing styles reconcile us even
to extremes. The revival of interest
in mourning millinery and mourning
gowns has resulted in the adoption of
white or white and black for summer
wear, instead of all black. There are
wonderful examples of this elegant
headwear to be seen more frequently
than for many seasons. It has an un
deniable distinction. Added to this,
the new white crape is very beautiful.
The all white crope hat is to be seen,
with either white or black net veil
bordered with crape.
Besides the all-crepe hat in white.
black and whi:te are combined and so
SLIPPERS FOR THE BEDROOM!
Dainty Affairs Fashioned of Brocaded
Satin Are Being Shown for
To wear with the summer neglige
the shops are showing dainty slippers
fashioned of brocaded satin. These
are rather expensive if you desire to;
purchase them, but if you are clever
at needlework they can be duplicated
at home for very much less.
First purchase a pair of soles the
required sise and bind them with a
fancy silk braid of the predomlnating
color used in the brocade. When
choosing the brocade select a design
which will look well on the top of the
From heavy muslin cut a piece of
material to form the toe portion of the
slipper. This must fit smoothly to the
sole and be wide enough to comforta
bly accommodate the foot.
Using this as a guide, cut two simi
lar pieces from the brocaded satin and
beaste the two together. Outline the
design, with twited silk of the same
tose and improve the slipper top by
embroidering tiny fowers here and
there. To the back of the muslin whip
stitch a lining of white silk and bind
the top with braid to match the soles.
Join the toe portion to the soles with
strong silk thread. whipstitching the
A pair of these slippers makes a
charming gift to the graduate or the
They are quickly made and the re
suit speaks for itself.
A case can be fashioned to contain
these slippers from brocaded satin of
the same design. Make it to resemble
a large envelope and place the slippers
between the folds, fastening the flap
with a pearl button and a buttonhole.
Now that you' have the suggestion
why not begin to make a pair of slip
pers? You may have some odd scraps
of lovely brocaded satin to form the
nucleus. Why not utilize them?
WAISTS'WITH NEW TOUCHES
Washable Crepe de Chine, Heavy
China Silk and White Madras Are
Among strictly tailored waists those
mannish shirts with the soft turned
over collar and cuffs are popular. Usu
ally they are made of washable grope
de chine, heavy china silk and mad
ras in white, and white with a colored
stripe. Buttons of colored glass are
very effective when they match the
stripe of the silk.
In addition to the mannish silk
waists that are worn with the strictly
tailored suialt the business woman will
welcome those In challis, faaael and
albhatroees. Many of these are made in
the usual mannish style, with the frost
openinlg, and soft collar and cus, hut
there are vetry attractive models, slight,
ly more elaborate sad more feminine.
with bits of hand embroidery, and
ufancy collar and ctb of satli. As a
role, fBasel is used for the tailored
Walsts, and pretty challis sad colored
albatrms for the more elaborate mo
els, but slnee all of them Iunder bean
tifully the light toem need sot be a
bar to the uasetulm of the loums
O dlart-ued waists there is always
a touch of wMte at the ek, a rill
or a ye ke. The greund of the Seteb
plids used for usme of these ouses
is usually a blue, brown, grem or
black with the pMlaid plaked eat in vtv
id stripeus of red. e, res or yelp
low. Taupe. purple, old geld and
klgs' blue stripes apper in the
A white beaver hat will respod do
lightiully to thd cleanser: Equal parts
of( French chalk and powdered mag
nesiat sprinkle it well nto the beaver,
alLowing it to remain at least a day.
Then brnsh and shoke out thoroughly.
Where the hat is badly soiled it may
be ncemmary to repeat the proeass.
s.l1l h.il;ltred that f.vry on., admires
thenini. Sttllllo'itllmt white predominates.
with or:ly tou(hes of black: and some
times the designl shows the reverse
triatl mnt. In the black and white
crepel sailor lictureld here there ia
about an equal division of the colors
All white is worn for first mourn
inig, exactly as black crepe is. A smart
example is shown here. with the body
of the hat and the trimming both
made. of white crepe. It is character
istic of nmourning millinery that the
trimmings and ornaments are made of
crepe Then new modes show wings
and flowers simulated in this material.
A wreath of small lilies in white and
clusters of small roses in black were
so strikingly beautiful that they com
manded more than passing admiration.
They will not he forgotten.
White mourning has much to eum
mend it. It is cool and it is tnconspic
uonus. Also it is beautiful and elegant.
above all it is not sombre anr oppres
sive. JULIA BOTTOMLEY.
COOL SUMMER SUIT
Model of blue crepe with ribbDon
sash in the same shade down the
front. Waist of white silk crape.
It I" wlsest to have a differene in
the hairdressing for morning and eve
ning dress. It takes a good deal of
time to arrange hair satisfactorily and
cannot be hurried. Thin faces need
soft hair about the brow, and gray
hair, light as it usually is. can be
well auffed beneath the large hait
which were worn when powder was Is
vogue, mad so sual gray hair. The
Psyche knot accords well with most et
the fashionable coiftres.
Halrdressing is arranged for mture
aces; youth ea adapt almost any
kind with advantage. Many womes
now weart t head ernameants fr eve
niag wear low down ea the forekheed,
asomatlmes with a pear shaped pea
fallas Ifrom them Ia the eater, Just
as they erer waor tIr yeas Iss sat
bu t It isa style wheh is more be.
comig If a sN t earl Is Jst vIUi
Blak talle Is very maek wera with
rig sad a w eammer hats. It m
be put ea a "ra " to stand algri
over brim ad agaast erw, r wit may
be put aunder tbctrim to lie agalut
the hai sad temple. A very preety
Ida is that et Iylag It a the hat to
be a bktweermn or the hat sad. the
trlmmig. If s wh ite bat st the
trlmmIssamisattobetlnay eeee In
brillsat et de of red yelo* mt
greean a green vttne. Fruit and a
knds of Impeesible deasis are • a
reprdaed ad dwarfed ln sattin.
Smart Cost Linirngs.
Soft sillks or thin batistas, priated.
with bright-colored flowers or with a
Persian mottf, are used as linings fot
the coats of tallored suits and saummer