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Classy Suit of French Serge.
The prophet who circulated the re
port that suits would not be in de
mand this spring is witlfout honor in
his own country or anywhere else. Ei
ther nobody paid him any attention or
else each woman decided to act inde
pendently in this matter and to have
a new spring suit whether anybody
else wore one or not. A whole regi
ment of prophets might shout in pur
est French, that suits are not to be
worn, without influencing the loyalty
of American women to the "tailor-
made." Intuition convinces her that
It suits her type and it is always the
mainstay of her wardrobe.
One of the new serge models is
shown here and its fine lines and
"class" flash themselves into the mind
at a glance. The jacket is cut to the
most popular length, is belted at the
back and front and smartly finished
vntb fancy buttons. The collar may
Easter Hats for Little Girls.
Everyone is entitled to a new hat
for Easter, even the littlest maid in
the family, and no one will wear her
new finery quite so joyously. She has
not been neglected by the milliners,
who must attend to the more serious
business of seeing t it that her elders
are properly hatted, and it is not diffi
cult to come to a decision in choosing
a hat for her. In shapes those that
resemble little bonnets have all the
preference. Many of them have round
crowns and narrow brims and as many
more are bell-shaped, but, for the very
little girl, there is no great variety in
Of the two hats shown in the picture
the one at the top is designed for a
child of three or more years and the
lower hat for the Uttle miss of seven
at least. For the younger girl the
shape is covered with silk in a light
color as a foundation for the rows of
fine lingerie lace plaitiags that cover
It. At each side near the back two flat
rosettes, made of the plaited lace, are
placed with the edge of one overlap
ping the other. A collar of grosgrain
ribbon is run through the center of the
rosettes and finished with bows at the
back and front.
This is one of the pretty little hats
that the home milliner can make with
out much risk of failure. The other is
a satin-covered shape, trimmed with
baby %elvet ribbon in two colors. It Is
be buttoned close to the neck, but is
shown open, with adjustable over-col
lar in white. An attractive feature of
this coat appears in the pockets which
are made with extension laps. The
sleeves flare at the cuffs, where one
of the novel buttons is posed. It is as
important here as the dot over an
The skirt is plain, gathered in full
at the back and has a loose belt at
the waist. It is a little longer than the
skirts of the past two seasons, reach
ing about two inches below the tops
of the shoes.
Just as pictured this suit is of
French serge in navy blue and after
all is said there is nothing better.
But it has been developed in other
colors of serge and is a success in any
of them. The jacket is lined with
peau-de-cygne which has become so
well established that its name de
serves an English translation.
not a difficult piece of work, but re
quires some knowledge of millinery
making. Among the hats that are
made at home with little trouble are
those of heavy linen, decorated with
embroidery. Any of the standard pat
tern concerns furnish patterns for
them. They are always good style foi
Pongee and Crepe.
White pongee combined with geor
gette crepe will make some of the love
Hest summer frocks. These materials
have the advantage of being durable
and washable, especially if the heavy
variety of georgette is bought.
The new blouses are, many of them,
in this heavy crepe, one very lovely
one being in the palest sand color,
embroidered in blue.
Paste! Shades in Voile.
Among the daintiest dresses for wear
at semitropical resorts or for summer
are those made of fine cotton ve'le in
pastel shades and in white. Taa, Co
penhagen blue, gray, wistaria, beige
and light rose are taking well. In
straight-line styles, white with touches
of hand embroidery or beading la soft
colors Is also selling freely.
GEORGE ELMER COBB
(Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
"You sneak, you sp declaimed
He had been sitting at a writing ta
ble in his hotel room, fumbling nerv
ously with a glass paper weight. With
the words spoken he let fly at a small
framed photograph of himself hang
ing on the opposite wall.
Rage and contempt were in his
tones. The picture glass shattered
and the frame fell to the floor. lie
sprang to his feet, gsve the wreck" a
kick, and paced up and down the room,
red and furious with emotion.
Then he cooled down, but savagely.
A letter lay on the table. He tore
open its envelope. Inclosed was a
check for $50, and a single line:
"You are doing well. Keep it up."
The letterhead was that of a city
detective agency and Willis was its
legalized representative, for he wore
a star of authority on his vest lapel,
and in his pocket was a warrant for
the apprehension of one Sidney Clare.
By profession, Willis was not a de
tective. He was less than an amateur,
in fact, and had no heart in the busi
ness to which circumstances had forced
him. A chief clerk in the office of a
firm of leading lawyers, he had been
pressed into service at the suggestion
of the detective concern which did the
secret-service business of the firm.
"There's young Willis," the chief of
the agency had remarked. "Bright,
young will enjoy the vacation. Give
him one we'll post him, and put him
on the Clare case. He's just the fel
low to discover the quarry we're after,
and we'll pay him well."
The chief explained to Willis what
there was to do. It was a case of em
bezzlement. Sidney. Clare, a young
clerk, had been suspected and charged
with the crime, but had disappeared.
The amount missing represented sev
eral thousand dollars. It was known
that young Clare had been listening
at a half-open door while the heads
of the firm were discussing their dis
coveries and deciding what course
they would take. Later, when they
sought him, he was nowhere about,
and he had evidently left the city.
The detective agency was given the
case. The head had sent men out, but
no trace of the fugitive had been dis
covered. The case was given no pub
licity for the present, as the firm
hoped to recover some of the missing
money. Then they would prosecute
The detective head had an idea in
mind. The Clare people lived at the
quiet little town of Durham. It was
altogether probable that the family
might receive some word from the fu
"Go down there in your natural
character of a young lawyer on' a va
cation," advised the sleuth. "Get in
with the Clares. They won't for a mo
ment suspect a chipper, honest-faced
young fellow like you. There's a girl
in the family you'd ought to take
with the girl."
"The poor fellow's sister?I don't
like it!" observed Willis.
"There's the element of right and
justice as well, I may remind you," ob
served the detective tersely. "Come,
don't be squeamish. The successful
lawyer is half a detective anyhow, and
the experience will put a new edge
to your wits."
"All right. I'll try it to please the
firm," somewhat reluctantly consent
ed Willis, "although I don't think I
have the detective instinct in any
sense of the word. Bet I'll bungle!"
And now a week had gone by at
Durham, and Willis had smashed his
picture. All he said about himself he
believed. He had acted an unmanly
part. He had been welcomed with
open arms by the good people of Dur
ham, who saw in his face only truth
and honor. He had met Rachel Clare.
He was invited to the house, and now
he recognized an unmistakable fact
he was in love with her.
Twice during his espionage on the
Clare family he had made a discovery.
Once the mother, another time Rachel
herself, had left the house by a /Par
exit, bearing a parcel. In each in
stance the bearer took a route through
the woods and was gone about four
hours. To visit the son and brother in
Willis wavered between love and
duty. He was minded to return at
once to the city and throw up his com
mission. He fairly despised himself.
Then he realized that such procedure
would hurt him with the firm. Again,
it was hard to leave without at least
once more seeing the girl he had
learned to love. He retired that night,
to toss restlessly the long hours
Ihrough. He was pale and distraught
the next morning, as he left his hotel,
and irresistibly his steps led him into
the direction of the Clare home.
It was too early in the day to think
of presenting himself as a caller, but
he could not tear himself away from
the vicinity. He strolled to the out
skirts of the wood, he penetrated the
timber, losing himself in thought. His
wanderings were vain to dissipate the
tugging wretchedness at his heart.
Resting at length in the shadow of a
great oak tree, he was roused from
reverie by ihe sound of voices. He
scanned the vicinity, to make an un-
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH, MINN.
expected discovery* Near to an old
hut, which he had not noticed before,
well sequestered in a !eafy grove, was
a young man, pale, thin and invalid
looking. He was supported by a girl
She was Rachel Clare, and, noting
the resemblance, Willis at once knew
that this must be the fugitive brother.
Rachel was supporting him as he paced
to and fro. Finally they disappeared
into the hut.
Willis arose to "his feet with firmly
set lips. He had made up his mind.
The sight of that anxious, innocent
face, and of the wan, stricken face of
her brother had appealed to all that
was noble and manly in his nature.
He sat down again, to act promptly
upon the impulse that seized him. He
removed the hateful badge of author
ity, the star. He took out the war
rant and tore it in two. Then he in
dited a brief, but telling note, to Miss
In it he bitterly accused himself of
unworthiness. He made no pretense
of concealing his love. But he depre
cated the underhanded part he had
taken. He could never hope to ap
proach her again, but he could benefit
her brother thus farto take warning
that the law was on his track and that
he had still time to flee.
He made up a package of the star,
the warrant and the note. He turned
to retrace his way to the village.^ His
plan was to loa\c all at the home of
Rachel and straightway leave for the
city, not caring what fate might await
him there. He A\as tearing through
the timber, heedless of marks that to
a woodsman would have warned of
peril, when a half-cut tree, blown by
the wind, struck him prostrate.
It was in the hut where he had last
seen Rachel and her brother that Wil
lis returned to consciousness. His
nurse -was that self-same brothei, who
mo\ed to his side, gentle and .atten
tive, at a moan from the patient.
He had been there two days, dis
covered under the t'-ee by Sidney Clare
and his sister, and removed to the hut
the letter he had written discovered,
too, Willis learned later.
A soothing draught was administered
and when Willis awoke again Rachel
"We are going to remove you to our
home," Sidney Clare told him, and Wil
lis hid his face in his pillow, feeling
his unworthiness as he recalled the
spjing mission that had brought him
"The truth has come out about my
brother," spoke Rachel brightly.
"There was a motive in his disappear-
Red and Furious With Emotion.
anceto assume the guilt of the em
bezzlement until the real culprit, his
dearest friend, could get to distant rel
atives and secure the money to make
up the shortage."
"It would have been fatal to our
plans had you acted as you had a right
to do, as you were circumstanced,"
"If I had never agreed to accept
t^at hideous commission began Wil
lis, and shamefacedly, and then he
paused, for Rachel had held up to his
\iew the letter he had written, and in
her glowing eyes Willis read not only
forgiveness, but gratitude and inter
est. It was with the ripening, mutual
friendship that followed that he knew
that his love was returned.
FOREST FIRES ARE COSTLY
Cause Average Loss of $25,000,000 and
Seventy Lives Every Year in the
The direct annual fire loss in the
United States from forest fires is said
to be about $23,000,000, to which must
lie added an equal amount from the
destruction of sawmills, farm build
ings, crops, and stock that are burned
by fires originating in the forests.
Apart from the property loss there
is an average death list of 70 human
lives each year. The indirect losse
through the destruction of raw mate
rial, the shutting down of sawmills and
woodworking industries, the losses in
wages through unemployment, all tend
increase the price of wood products,
and these losses cannot be estimated.
If a city burns it can be rebuilt from
the insurance when a forest burns
everyone in any way dependent on it is
left empty handed.
Maintaining a speed of 34% miles
an hour for four consecutive hours
without showing any smoke was a rec
ord recently made by United State*
i l'i.r* VK "4't'""1
Before He Changed His Mind.
FullKidder proposed to Miss Old
girl Inst night.
FullerDid she take him seriously?
FullDon't know the details, but
she* took him.
USE ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE
The antiseptic powder to be ahaken into Bhoes
tind sprinkled into the foot-bath. It relieves
painful, swollen, smarting feet and takes tlie
Htinf? out of corns and bunions The Kreatest
comforter ever discovered for all foot-adieu.
Sold everywhere, 26c Trial package FltEE.
Address, Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy. N. Y.Adv.
Pneumatic Tires for Hiking Shoes.
Taking his Inspiration from automo
bile tires, and going the ordinary rub
ber heel one better, Oscar Mussinan
of New York city has invented a pneu
matic tire for his own shoes. The
"tire" differs very decidedly iigm In
ordinary heels in that a partition of
lubber is built in it half way up its
thickness. The partition thus forms
an air chamber with the bottom of the
leather above It, and still another one
with the ground when the heel comes
down upon it, explains Ihe Popular
Science Monthly. Each of these two
chambers is connected with the out
side air by a small opening. When the
heel strikes the ground, the air in Ihe
chambers becomes slightly compressed,
causing the jolt of Ihe walking to be
very greatly cushioned in a manner
very much similar to that in which the
automobile tire cushions the iolts of
tiding. To prevent the air from be
coming too suddenl.\ compressed and
so putting the bottom of the heels out
of shape, the air is allowed to escape
slowly through the openings.
More vegetables, fewer weeds will
be the story of manv a patch of land
this year.Buffalo Times.
Drinking milk does not leave a dark
brown taste and a headache.
St. Peter's cathedral in Rome will
Sun-tlried oysters are a delicacy in
Ham-wn^f^tw-iM^^yij i vi-wmt/i i' ''^Wjjf'lh^jjjif
For Forty Years Lydia E. Piiakham's
Vegetable Compound has Relieved
the Sufferings of Women.
It hardly seems possible that there is awoman in this
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a trial after all the evi-
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contradiction that this grand old medicine has relieved
more suffering among women than any other medicine in
Mrs. Kieso Cured After Seven Month's Illness.
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and sides until I became so weak I could hardly
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AuthorSome of my brightest
thoughts come when I nm asleep.
Editor- Your great trouble is insom
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOKIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that It
Signature of Cx^/Z^^^
In Use for Over 30 Year*.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
In a French Restaurant.
Mayor Bates of Ithaca said at a
"There's nothing more valuable than
a knowledge of foreign languages.
"I know an Ithaca man who, on a
visit to New Yoik, took a young lady
to one of those Fifth avenue restau
rants where the bill of fare Is all in
the French lingo.
"The poor Ithaca man looked blank-
I.\ up and down that long list of unin
telligible terms, and then in despera
tion lie put his linger on an item and
"We'll begin with some of that.'
"'But, sir,' said Ihe waiter, smiling,
'that Is mayonnaise.'
"T know it Is, don't I?' growled the
"Then,* said the waiter, perplexed,
'what will you have it on, sir?'
"Why, on a plate, you dub!' roared
the Ithaca man. 'Is it the usual thing
heie to feed your guests out of
Professor Willcov of Cornell univer
sity has compiled statistics showing
that between the ages of thirty and
fifty the death rate among married
men Is less than one-half that among
bachelors, thus indicating how expert
the benedicts become at dodging
Two ovens of the usual kind and a
third on the tireless cooker principle
feature a new gas range.
There's a good way
to keep growing boys and girls
healthy and happy and that is
to give them
This wonderfully nourishing
food has a sweet, nutty flavor that
makes it popular with children.
One of the few sweet foods
that does not harm digestion, but'
builds them strong and bright.
Jit grocers everywhere.