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Tun Tr'Tgi- rr " 1 r IT1 Wise Why did that woman's club disband? Sharpe The majority adopted a resolution limiting the time of each member for speaking on any topic to two hours. EPIDEMIC OF ITCH IN WELSH VILLAGE "In Dowlals, South Wales, about fit teen years ago, families were strlck en wholesale by a disease known as the Itch. Believe me. It Is the most terrible disease of its kind that I know of, as it Itches all through your body and makes your life an inferno. Bleep is out of the question and you feel as if a million mosquitoes wore attacking you at the name time. I knew a dozen families that were so affected. "The doctors did their best, but flielr remedies were of no avail what ever. Then the families tried a drug gist who was noted far and wide for tils remarkable cures. People came to him from all parts of the country for treatment, but his medicine made matters still worse, as a last resort they were advised by a friend to use the Cutlcura Remedies. I am glad to tell you that after a few days' treat ment with Cutlcura Soap, Ointment and Resolvent, the effect was wonder fill and the result was a perfect cure in all cases. "I may add that my three brothers, three sisters, myself and all our fam ilies have been users of the Cutlcura Remedies for fifteen years. Thomas Hugh, 16C0 West Huron St., Chicago, 111., June 29, 1909." Tit for Tat, Tielng of a literary turn and having plenty of leisure, both Mr. and Mrs. Glupplns contributed special articles occasionally to two different newspa pers In the town where they resided. One day Mr. Glupplns picked up a manuscript his wife had Just finished, and proceeded to look It over. "That's very good, nertha," he said, fter completing his inspection, "but 1 see you use the phrase, 'well-known ;fact.' I wouldn't do that." "Why not?" she asked. "Well, if a thing Is well-known, wh) imentlon It?" His wife said nothing in rejoinder at the time, but a few days later, while ireadlng one of his articles In print, rabe found something to criticize. "Horace," she said, "I am surprised to see you using the phrase, 'self-evl-udent' H "What's the matter with that?" I "Why, if a thing Is self-evident, -what is the use of calling attention to itr Horace looked at her sharply over bis glasses, but made no verbal re sponse. Youth's Companion. tji i ' Immense Saving Possible. In a preliminary bulletin on ttu cost of maintaining a tuberculosis Sanatorium, the National Association tfor the Study and Prevention of Tu iberculosls announces that the average cost per patient per day in thirty i nemt-charltable sanatoria scattered in nail parts of the United States 1 11.669. These institutions represent w&a annual expenditure of over $1,300, 000 and over 815.000 days of treat ment given each year. The bulletin, which Is part of an extensive study the National association s making tor its bureau of Information, points out that the country could save annuallj at least 1150,000,000 If the Indigent consumptives were properly segr gated. r How He Kept the Law. "I noticed," said the frlend-who-could-be-tniBted, after a trip through the factory where preserves are made, "that a white powder is first put In the cans, and that the preserves are then put in the white powder." "Yes," explained the proprietor to tbo frlend-who-could-be-trusted, "that white powder is a preservative. You see we are compolled to put the pre serves In a preservative because an tdlotlo requirement of the government makes it unlawful for us to .put a preservative In t-o preserves." Caught Too Quick. ' "I pleads guilty ter stealln' detn melons, Jedge," said the prisoner, "but I wants de mercy er de court." "On what grounds?" asked the Jiudge. "Ou dese grounds." replied the pris oner: "I stole do melonB, but do sher iff didn't give me a chance to eat em!" Atlanta Constitution. For Breakfast- Post X oas ties with cream ' or milk The smile that follows will last all day "The Memory Lingers" Sold by Crocert. Pkgs. 10c and 15c POHTJ il Cf UK AT. CO., Ltd.' Ilittila rrek. Jlu-b. g THE QUICKENING g W XX H H H U H FRANCIS Copyright. 1906, CHAPTER XV. (Continued.) It was Ludlow, hammering elainor eusly for silence on the shell of the big crane ladle, who noted as spokes man when the uproar was quelled. "You're all right, Tom Gordon you and your daddy. Hut you've hit us plum' 'twlxt dinner and supper. If you two was the company " "We are the company. While Mr. Farley Is away we're Die bouses; what we say, goes." "All right," Ludlow went on. "That's little better. Hut we've got a kick or two comln'. Is this half-pay goln' to bo In orders on the company's store?" "I said cash," said Tom, briefly. "Oood enough. Hut I s'pose we'd have to spend it at the company's tore. Jest the same, 'r get fired." "No!" emphatically. "I'm not even sure that we should reopen the store. We shall not reopen It unless you men want It If you do wont It, we'll make It strictly co-operative, dividing the profits with every ernpioyo according to his purchases." Vell, that's white, anyway." com mented one of tho coke burners. "Ho a mighty col' day In July when old man Farley'd talk as straight as that." Ag'ln," said Ludlow, "what's this half-pay to be figured on the reg'lar scale?" "Of course." , "And what security do we have that I other half '11 be paid, some time?" My father's word, and mine." xuuiow turned to the miner. "Whit d'ye say, boys? Fish or p, ,t .,in nanus up!" There was a good showing of hands among the white miners burnora, but the netro found vo"- i-atty. the mulatto foreman wno was Helgerson's second, explain ed the reason. "You ain't said unttln' "bout de foun ry. Boss Tom. W-w-w w.nrA.ntl hnt's been wukkln' short tl-tl-tlmo, and m-m-makin' pig ain't gwlne give we-all n-n-nutlin' ter do." Pnttv had a naln- ful impediment In his speech, and the. Strain of the public occasion doubled !t. '".We are going to run the foundry, too, Patty, and on full time. There will be" .work for all of you on the terms I have named." Caleb Oordon closed his eyes and put his face In his hands. For weeks be fore the shut-down the foundry had been run on short time, because there was no market for Its miscellaneous output Surely Tom must be losing his mind! But the negro foundrymen wr tnic. Ing his word for It. as the miners had. fup-pup-put up yo hands, boys!" said Patty, and again the ayes had it. Tom looked vastly relieved. "Well, that was a short horse soon iurrled," he said, bruskly. The power goes on to-morrow morning, and we'll blow in as soon as the furnaces are rellned. Ludlow, you come to the of fice at S o'clock and I'll Hat- the shifts with you. Patty, you report to Mr. Helgerson, and you and the pattern maker show up at half-past 5. I want to talk over some new work with you. Anybody else got anything to say? It not, we'll adjourn." Caleb followed his son out and across the yard to the old log homestead which served as tbe superintendent's office and laboratory. When the door was shut he dropped heavily Into a ehalr. "Son," he said, brokenly, "you're you're crasy plunV crasy. Don't you know you can't do the first one o' these things you've been promlsln'?" Tom was already busy at the desk. emptying the pigeonholes one after an- other and rapidly scanning their con- tents. "If I believed that. I'd be taking to the high grass and the tall timber. But don't you worry, pappy; we're go ing to oo them all of them." "But. Buddy, you can't sell a found of foundry product! We may be able to make pig cheaper than some oth- j.ers, but when It comes to the foundry noor, uoutn Treaegar can choke us off In less n a week." "Walt." said Tom. still rummaging. "There la one thing we can make and sell." "I'd like tolerable well to know what it Is," was the hopeless rejoinder. "You ought to know, better than any I one else, its cast-iron pipe water. 1 pipe. Where are the plans of that in vention of yours that Farley wouldn't let you install? Caleb found the blue-prints, and his hands were trembling. The Invention a nit machine process for molding casting water- and gas-pipe at a cost that would put all other makers of the. commodity out of the field, had been wrought out ana perrected In Tom's second Boston year. It was Caleb's one ewe lamb, and he had nuraod It by hand througn a long preparatory I period. Tom took mo tuue-prints and spread them on the desk, absorbing the details as his rather leaned over htm and pointed them out He saw clearly that the Invention would revolutionise DlDe. making. The accepted method was to east each piece separately in a floor flask made In two parts, rammed by hand, once for the drag and again for tho cope, with reverslngs, crane-hand- llr.gs and all the manipulations necea ary for the molding of any heavy cast' Ing. But the new process substituted machinery. A cistern-like pit; a clr culur table pivoted over It, with a hun di ed or more Iron flasks suspended ud right from Its edges; a huge crano car rying a mecnanicai ram, tnese were the main points of the machine which, with a small gang of men, would do the work of an entire foundry floor. "It's great!" said Tom, enthuslastl rally. "I got your Idea pretty well from your letters, but you've Improvod on It since them. I wonder Farley didn't snap at It." "Ho was wlllin' to," said Caleb, grim ly. "Only he wanted me to transfer the patents to the company: In other vo"iVt, to make him a present pf tho controlling interest. I bucked at that, and we come near bavin' a fall-qut. If there was any market for pipe now "There Is a market," said Tom. hope fully. "1 got a pointer on that before I left Boston. Did I tell you I had tittle talk with Mr. Clarkson the day I came sway?" "No." "Well. I did. I told him the condl- tlons and askad Ills advice. Among Other things, I spoke of this pipe pit of yours, and he said at ones, 'There Is n n n n n n n LYNDE by Frncl Lynd ynur chance. Cast-Iron water-pipe Is like bread, or sugar ,or butcher's meat It's a necessity. In good times or bad. If that machine Is practicable, you can make pipe for less than half the pres ent tost.' Then we talked ways and means. Money Is tighter than a shut fist up East as well as everywhere else. Hut men with money to Invest will still bet on a sure thing. Mr. Clarkson advised me to try our own banks first. Falling with them, he au thorized me to call on him. Now you know where I'm digging my sind." The old Iron-master sat back In his Chair with his hands locked over one knee, once more taking tho measure of this new creation calling Itself Tom Gordon and purporting to be his son. "Say, Buddy," ho said at length, "are there many more like you out yonder In the big road? young fellows that can walk right out & school and tell their daddies how to run things?" Tom's laugh was boyishly hearty. "Plenty of 'em, pappy; lots of 'em! The old world Is moving right along; It would be a pity If It didn't, don't you think? But about this pipe business: I want you to make over these patents to me." "They're yours now, Tom; everything I ve got will be yours In a little while," said the father; but his voice betrayed the depth of that thrust. Was the new Tom bcglnlng so soon to grasp and reach out avariciously for the fruit of the old tree? "You ought to know that I don't mean it that way," said Tom, frowning a little. "But here Is the way it sizes up. There Is money In this pipe-making; some money now ,and big momy later on. Farley has refused to go lntj It unless you make It a company prop osition; as president and a controlling stockholder you can't very well go Into It unless you make It a company prop osition; as president and a controlling atnekholder you can't very well go Into it now without making It some sort of a company proposition. But you can transfer the patents to me. and I on contract with Chlawassee Consolidated 10 rniKe pipe ror me." "That would certainly be glvln' Colo nel Dubbury a dose of his own m,n cine; but I don't like It, Tom . It looks as If we were taking ailvanti him." "No. I'd make the proposition to him, personally. If he were here, and the boss; and he'd be a fool If he didn't Just Jump at It," said Tom, earnestly. nut mere is more to It than that If we make a go of this, and don't protect ourselves, the two Farleys will come back and put the whole thing In their pockets. I won't go In on any such terms. When they do come back. I'm going to have money to fight them with. and this Is our one little ghost of a chance. Ring up Judge Hates and get him to come over here and mak a te gul transfer of these patents to roe." The experiences of the summer were all hardening. lie plunged into the world of business. Into a panlc-tlmo competition which was In grim reality a fight for lite, and there seemed to be little to choose between trampling- or being trampled. By early autumn tho Iron Industries t the country were gasping, ana me siacxs or pig n thi Chlawassee yards, kept down a little during the summer by a few meager orders, grew and spread until they cov ered acres. As long as money could be had. the Iron was bonded as fast as It was made, and the proceeds were turn ed Into- wages to make more. But whon money was no longer obtainable from this source, the pipe venture was the only hope. Wltto the entire foundry force at the Chlawaasoe making pipe, Tom had gone into tbe market with, his low-priced product. But the commercial side of the struggle was fire-new to him, and he found himself matched against men who anew buying and sellng as he knew smelting and casting. They rout ed hlro, easily at first, with Increasing diflleulty as he learned the new trade, DUt always with certainty. It was Nor- man, the correspondence man, trans formed now Into a sales agent, who gave him his first hint of the Inward "We're too straight. Mr. Gordon; that's at the bottom of It," he said to Tom, over a grill-room luncheon at the Marlboro one day. "It takos money to maae money, rwur uma out or nve we have to sell to a municipal com mlttee, and the other time we have to monkey with the purchasing agent of a corporation. In cither case It takos money other money besides the dlfter- ence In price.1 Tom wa ,n town that day ,or tho purpose of taking a train to Louisville, where ha was to meet the officials ef an Indiana city forced, despite the hard times, to relay many miles of worn- out water-mains. He made a pencil computation on the back of an envel ope. The contract was a large one, and his bid, which he was confident was lower tnftn any competitor could make. would still stana a cut ana leave a margin of profit. Before he took the train he went to the bank, and, when he reached the Kentucky metropolis. his first care was to assure the "wheel horse" member of the municipal pur chasing board that he was ready to talk business on a modern business ba sis. Notwithstanding, he lost the contraot. Other people were growing desperate. too, It appeared, and his bribe was not great enough. One member of the committee stood by him and gave him the facta. A check had been passed, and It was a bigger check than Tom could draw without trenching on the balance left In the Iron City National to meet the month's pay-roll at Gor- donta. 'You sent a boy to mill," said the loyal one. "And now It's all over don't mind telling you that you sent him to the wrong mill, at that. Bullln- ger's a hoj." "I'd like to do him up." s;iid Tom Vindictively. "Well, that miRht be done. too. But it would cost you something." Tom did not take the hint; he was not buying vengeance. But ou the way home he grew bitterer with every sub traded mile, lie could meet one mora pay-day, and possibly another; and then the end would come. This one contract would have saved the day, and It was lost The homing train, rushing around the boundary hills ef Paradise, set hln down at Gordonla lata In the afternoon There was no one at the station to meet him, but there was Lad news in t?e sir which needed no herald te pro claim It Though It still wanted half an hour of quitting time, the big plant was slk-nt and deserted. Tom walked out the pike and found his father on the Woodlawn porch. "You needn't say It, son," was Wis low greeting, when Tom had flung him self Into a chair. "It was In the South Tredegar papers this morning.' ' "What was In the papers?" "About our losln' the Indiany con tract. I reckon It was what did the business for us, though there were a plenty of black looks and a storm brewln' when we missed the pay-day yesterday." "Missed the pay-day? Why. I left money In bank for It when I went to Louisville!" "Yes, I know you did. When Dyck man didn't come out with tho pay rolls yesterday evening I telephoned him. lie said Vint Farley, as treasur er of the company, had made a draft on him and taken It all." "And the men?" "The miners went out at 10 o'clock this morning. The blacks would have stood by us. but Ludlow's men drove 'cm out made 'em quit We're done, Buddy." Tom dashed his hat on the floor ,and the Gordon rage, slow to fire and fierco to scorch and burn when once It was aflame, made for a moment a yelling maniac of him. In the midst of It he turned, and the tempest of imprecation spent Itself In a gasp of dismay. Ills mother was standing In the doorway, thin, frail, with the sorrow in her eyes that had been thore since tho long night of chastenlngs three years agone. As he looked he saw the growing pallor In her face, the growing speech less horror In her gaze. Then she put out her hands as one groping In dark ness and fell before he could reach her. It was her stalwart son who carried Martha Gordon to her room and laid her gently on the bed, with the hus band to follow helplessly behind. Also, It was Tom, tender and loving now as a woman, who sat upon the edge of tho bed, chafing the bloodless hands and striving as he could to revive her. "I'm afraid you've killed her for sure, this time, son!" groaned the man. But Tom saw the pale lips move and bent low to catch their whisperings. What he heard was only the echo of the despairing cry of the broken heart: "Would God I hftd died for thee. O Ab salom, my son!" (To be continued.) THE LION'S ROAR. Just why the Hon should be called, the king" of beasts few have ever 8 topped- to inquire. His habits, says A. Kadclyffe Dugmore, writing In Ev erybody's Magazine, are not kingly. He is a shameless scavenger. He may be a cannibal. There Is a story of a contest between a lion and a lioness over a carcass which ended in the male killing and then devouring his mate. In days before the advent of modern high-power arms the Hon may have stood as a symbol of fearlessness and daring, but time has changed all that. He Is now neither so fierce nor yet so formidable as he la painted. The chase of the Hon Is becoming less and less dangerous. "Not a Hon has dono its duty." said Mr. HooeeveU, emerging from the East African Jungles. Besides, opinion of any brute's na ture seems to depend largely on the experience of the observer. If the hunter chanced to have a close call with, a Hon, he assumes the Hon to be the most dangerous of beasts. In Af rica, many bold the wild buffalo to be far more fierce than the Hon, for this one pertinent reason. Or some fel low has had a brush with, an elephant and nearly lost his life;, therefore he considers the- elephant to be the moat dnngeroua ef all anlmuls. Personally, I'd rather face a herd of Hons in the open thaa a herd of buffalo bent on mtachbef. But once in the Hon country, you learn the real reason why he Ls termed the king of beasts. He looks it. Be sides, there 1b the terror he coats over all the brute creation about Mm. And as for terror, there ls one feature of life in East Africa that the- traveler never forgets the lion's roautng, Te me, na other sound In nature is more awe-inspiring, more appalling, es pecially If beard at realty close range, or among bill, where the- echo re sounds In Us rolling double baas. Contrary to. tke common Mea, Hons da not confine their thunderous calls to the night only; frequently in the open daylight one may be startled by a sudden outburst. They are a noisy lot, too. At night I have heard a band keep up the dire chorus for hours at time, a blood-curdling concert that brings to mind every tale, fanciful or true, of their daring, of their fierce rapacity and might. It seems, still further, to have an added dreadfulneas when one is lying within the frail walls of a tent, with only Its canvas between one and the formidable mi slclan. lUsten now! There goes one boom ing In the dlstange, a roaring obligate that breaks into from six to a dosen calls! From the first to the fourth the rolume usually Increases; then It dies down. At very close quarters one heart the roar melt gradually Into a purr, Itself diminishing to a growl ing, discontented mumble that lasts for about halt a minute. Or there ls the other sound, equally menacing a soft and suggestive crunching noise, aa It the beast had already settled to a gruesome meal. The lion's voice is mighty, as mighty as his strength. Forget his habits, bis love of carrion, and his daylight turn of cowardice, and you have the Impression of a king of beasts a real royalty among the brute creation. Mangling the Words. Mark Twain will find an example of English as she ls spoke, or written, when ho visits a certain city In Italy wboro the authorities of a charitable institution, have posed a notice print ed In all languages. The Information for English people reads as follows: "The little fathers of the poor of St Francis harbor all kluds of disease, auj have no respect for religion." tteteratna- the I'rwm, napkin How did you manage to get the HI will of Scrauiilea? Kyle You know he's been borrowing small sums of me from time to time for the last ten years? Well, a few weeks ago I shut down on lending to hint and began borrowing from htm TOWN NEEDS NO APOLOGY Small Town Often Belittled, But It Is There Only Where Fullest Mean ing of Life May Be Found. There have been too many apolo gies offered for the small town the community which ls not so large but that all of Its people know each other. Such places have been belittled and ridiculed, but certainly always by those who cannot appreciate the tru est, sweetest and fullest meaning of life. Tho small community may be a lit tle world unto Itself. Its horizon may end off where the cotton fields begin on the south, with the fair grounds on the west, the schoolhouse on the north and the railroad on the east, but surely its affairs are as important and as vitally Interesting as those of a great city,, where humanity consists of meaningless atoms and where the sweet responsive chords of hearts beating in unison never vibrate. There may never be the whir of happening events In the small commu nity, but the least incidents that may occur to any of Its mysterious hu man lives ls not unworthy of notice. None of Its characters are too lowly to fill some niche. Its fellow-beings hold that tolerance toward each other which exists among members of one family, and there la a dormant patriot ism In hearts of Its truest citizenship which only needs some outside inter ference to warm Into being. The zest departs from so many pleasures, when a man ceases to Identify himself with some certain community, and it ls only of the small er places that he can really feel him self a part. Those of a small place share their pleasure and their sorrow together. Family names have a sig nificance. Houses are homes. The very trees and fences have about them an atmosphere of reminiscence. The big places may have larger stores, wider streets, busier crowds, but humanity is the same the world over, and humanity is at its best where acquaintance and kinship is possible. And when the brief span of years has passed, says the Yazoo City (Miss.) Sentinel, we would prefer to have the slow, sombre procession wind down some (juiot village street, and to have the grasses above the grave blown by the breezes that are fresh from the open fields. The Reading ef a Best Seller. One of the customs of all good Amer leans fa to read a best-seller. The best-seller is ostensibly a boo! manufactured according to a well known recipe. The book is written bj a man trained to the emergency and encouraged by the publisher. Th publisher and the man sit down to gether and concoct the idea of thf book, which fa made up of mystery action, dialogue, a few nasty detaili and a lot of bad English, or American as It ought to be called. The book fs then printed and" paget In the papers announce its advnt. The proud author, who is very rich, waits calmly for another ovation. All the- vtrtuoas and respectable women In the country then order their husbands to bring home the book, which their husbands do. After the women have read it tfiey hide it In a place where their daughters can easily find It Life. Trade at Home. Under the above heading the Met calf (111.) Journal prints the follow ing editorial appeal. It would be' a good Item for other papers to copy: "Just about now the mall ordet houses of our Targe cities, with an ey far the spring trade of the smallet cities or towns- and of the farmer, ar sending out bulky and Illusive cata logues by the thousand. Experience proves that, taking all things into ac count, to buy of such houses costi more and brfngs less satlsfactloi than to buy of the home merchants Money sent out of town to thesi houses for what can be bought equal ly as well at home ls Just so mucfc check to the growth and prosperity of the home town, and of the farmers, and others who find In the town a ready market for their eggs, buttei and all other produce. Use of Sawdust. Every now and then the dally pe pen bring In an Item about some one who fs trying to utilize the sawdust which accumulates all too rapidly at some sawmills and woodworking es tabliHhments. Meanwhile some of our electric fur nace pioneers have quietly gone ahead and have already been using sawdust for years as one of the Ingredients for making that exceedingly hard grinding material carborundum. To produce this a heavy current is passed through a core of coke sur rounded by a mixture of carbon, sand, Fait and sawdust. Which again goes to show that marvelous results can be obtained from the most commonplace Ingredients when the magic of the electric current ls available. Popular Mechanics. Served Her Right. A certain lady, who was always anxious to let her friends know that nho was not the same age as her hus band, once remarked to a visitor: "My husband Is fifty years of age and there are ten years between us." The caller, with an exclamation of surprise, said: "Iteally, now, why you look as young as he doet." Penny Pictorial. Most Advanced of Tea Drinkers. From Vienna Consul General Denby writes: "The Austrian probably use higher average Quality of tea than any other people In the world, except perhaps the Russians, and these two nations prepare their tea for drinking In a mora Intelligent war than other." . For the Chat on Interesting Topics of Many Kinds, by a Recognized Authority Novel Observation Party. Every once In a while some old amusement bobs up again in a new guise and Is, most enjoyable, llelow I give a list of 40 objects and the answers. All tho articles may be placed upon a large table, the guests are given catalogues with spaces for filling in the answers. Allow 20 min utes, then ask the guests Into another room with tho objects out of sight. Read the answers and award first, sec ond and third prizes. Over the door a sign, "Artful Gallery," may be placed. This scheme is practical for a lawn or porch party. Out for the Night Candlo In Candle stick. Departed Pays Ijst Tear's Calendar. Rcene In Ucrmuda Onions. We Part to Meet Again Scissors. The Keignlng Favorite Umbrella. Home of Burns Klatlron. The Greatest Hot Ever Made Alpha bet. A IJne From Home Clothes Line. The House the Colonel Lived in Corn Cob Without the Corn. Causa of the American Revolution Tacks on a Letter T. A Heavenly Body Dipper. The Little Peacemaker Chopping Knife. Bprlng's Ottering Glass of Water. Bound to Itisp Yeast Cake. Family Jars Two Glass Jars. Things That End In Smoke Cigars. A Place for Reflection Hand Mirror. Deer In Winter Eggs. Scene In a Baseball Gamo Pitcher. A Drive Through the Wood Block of Wood With Nail Driven Through. A Mute Choir Quire of Paper. A Trophy of the Chase Brush. A Rejected Beau Old Ribbon Bow. A Skyllght-A Star. Our Colored Waiter Black Tray. Sweet Sixteen Sixteen Lumps of Sugar. Consolation PI pe. Common Sense Pennies. The Black Friar Black Frying Pan. Cole's Memorials of the Great Cinders. The Four Seasons Mustard, Vinegar, Bait and Pepper. A Morning Caller A Rell. Assorted Liquors Whip, Switch and Slipper. The Skipper's Home Cheese. An Absorbing Subject Blotter or Sponge Could be Used. A Dancing Entertainment A Ball. Bound to Shine Bottle of Shoe Black ing. Tho Spoony Couple Two Spoons. Old Fashioned Flowers toady's Slippers. Nothing But Leaves Block of Blank Writing Paper. Cummer Luncheons. Colored luncheons are very popular and the menus as given below are simple, so that a hostess with one maid may carry them out successful ly. For a green affair, have the deco Now the WITH the donning of ber robe de nult Milady faces the problem, what is to be done with strag Cllng tresses when puffs and rats have been laid aside for the night. History tells us of a famous beauty of the court of Louis Le Orande Monarch, who had mirrors so placed in her four-posted curtained bed that the first thing her eyes beheld upon awa king was ber own lovely Image. There are few women who can stand this test, no matter bow lovely they may be. Think you the smile of Mme. Le Marquis would have been so complacent had she been confront ed by tho reflection of straggling Me-dusa-ltke locks, no matter how beauti ful the face they framed? Certainly not. The glory of her dusky hair was WASH FROCKS IN NEW YORK Low Necks, Cut Square, Much In Evi dence in the Shops of tile Great Metropolis. Summer wash dresses never were prettier than this season, writes a New York correspondent. In a window of one department storo there was a group of such mod els orth describing, suppostlve of ideas for little "home mades." One of the dresses was a p:nin blue lawn skirt with an eight-inch band of Per sian printed lawn in blue at the bot tom. The waist was of white eyelet embroidery over a blue slip, ft had belt, pipping and a square neck finish of the Persian material. A dainty white crossbar lawn, flow ered delicately with blue, had a six Inch band of plain blue at the bottom of tbe skirt. The white eyelet em broidered waist was trimmed with plain blue and thero was a plain blue belt. Several dainty white frocks were trimmed with plain color, or with ertnted lawn. One of them had a deep suswsHsniasjwiiai J Hostess rations of ferns and white carnations; use white or delicately tinted china with all the glass possible, as the ef fect ls cooling. The first course may be spinach boup, next deviled crabs or creamed sweetbreads, green peas, po tatoes; use parsley as a garnish. For salad, have a mint aspic with cucum bers. Pistachio Ice cream, green frosted small cakes and creme de menthe. A pink luncheon may start with chiled watermelon cut In cubes served In glasses, with a bit of sherry on It; If the day ls cool, a tomato soup is excellent. Then salmon cutlets with potato puffs; a cherry salad and eith er strawberry or cherry ice for des sert, with pink frosted cakes. A yel low menu consists of a fruit served In orange shells, then corn soup with whipped cream on top, egg cutlets with wax beans and potatoes on the half shell; yellow tomatoes for the salad and the tiny inner leaves of head lettuce with a rich mayonaleam dressing. Serve with cheese wafers. Have Spanish cream for dessert with lady fingers. For a white or bride's luncheon, begin with chilled pineap ple and white grapes; a cream of celery soup, whipped cream on top. The heavy course is of chicken breasts creamed, tiny potato balls, sweet bread and cucumber salad. Angel food and lemon Ice or a vanilla cream for dessert. Quilting Supper. The president of a Ladles' Aid ar ranged this Interesting meeting at her country home. The society had a large order for comforters, so they combined work with pleasure. Invita tions were sent out for a "tufting bee," the frames were sent out and everything was ready for work on the large piazza when the guests arrived. The hours were from "three to seven." At "early candle light" a supper was served. The table centerpiece was a log cabin made of twigs and there were bread sticks, cheese straws,' candy sticks arranged in log cabin, style at the corners of the table.. Lights were not necessary, but therei were quaint brass candle sticks oni tbe table in which the hostess litj candles. She had potato salad, hot baking powder biscuit, ginger bread,, delicious apple sauce chilled, iced tea and coffee, old-fashioned sponge cake and home-made candy. , ' MADANfE MERRI. Nightcap neatly held in place by the dalntl est of lacy caps. History 'is repeating, for the chic Parlslenne of today has revived the fashion. The most popular type of this useful as well as becoming head gear ls the crocheted cap done in the mesh or pecoe stitch. The illustration will serve as a guide for those who do not crochet and. desire to have one of these fetching trifles. Fancy net might be substi tuted with a band of beading for the ribbon. The French also have a pretty cus tom of wearing breakfast caps. These are tasnionea or nowered lawa to match tbe breakfast gown or sack. If you are dreaming of a wedding soon-to-be, add several of theso dainty and novel accessories to your trousseau. - ' " " isina -uuuiru W 111 18 laWn at the hem of the skirt the polka dots set so closely together thut they almost touched. The white waist was trimmed with the same material and there was an Inch wide bl; k velvet ribbon scarf that came from the neck, crossed with a knot in the middle of the waist and thread d through big eyelets on each side of the waist Just above the belt, reappearing through an eyelet on each side and banging in short ends over tbe belt. In all dresses the necks were low, moat of them square, and all finished with plain edges. Boudoir Hints. A glass of hot water taken Just after rising, half Sn hour before break fast. Is a good thing for digestion. When polishing tho finger nails rub acrohi?, not up and down. Dust the hands with orris powder for excessive perspiration. Every night the housewife should rub cold cream Into the base of ber nails. To avoid the injurious effects of sweeping and dusting she should always wear glovea-