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THE GIRL AT THE MILLINER'S By ISABEL (Copyright. ly "I don't Quito Uko this hat you trimmed for me. Can you niter the arrangement while I wait?" "Certainly, Miss Hilda. I am very sorry It did not give satisfaction." "Oh. there Isn't much the matter!" and the young girl proceeded to In struct the milliner as to the altera Ions she desired. "If you will sit down a few minutes, Miss Hilda. I will take the hat to the workroom and put It right." Miss Hilda, however, could not alt still for Ion. She moved about the showroom, t'xamining the Koods with critical eye. and. while thus engaged, tho curtains which shut off this de partment from the shop opened and a lady and gentleman entered. The former was tall and dignlflej. albeit oiini; and beautiful. Hestowini; the merest glance upon Hilda, she said. In somewhat haughty tones: "Will you please show mo some sailor liars?" 'Certainly, madam. White c? black?" "Oh. of course white!" It was easy to select a goodly num ber from the pile on the table, and Hilda handed one after another, try Ins to make some apropos remark re specting each. Hut a sudden confusion over whelmed her on discovering that the man's eyes were fixed upon her faVe. Could he be anyone she (flight to know? Surely she had never seen him before. If so, what must he think? Luckily at that moment the milliner returned, and Hilda made a sign to lier to attend to her new customer while she herself slipped Into the background, feeliug rather hot and un comfortable. When the two had departed, she said: "They took me for one of your as sistants, so I " "Oh!" the tone was quite shocked, but Hilda laughed gayly. Meanwhile the other lady nnd her brother were riding home In a smart little dogcart. "You know, Theo, there Is nothing for you but a rich marriage," :he was saying. "Where should 1 bo now If 1 had not married well?" "Kxactly so!" An Irritated expression camo Into his eyes. "It Is so different for a woman, though," be said. "And more over, you were safely married before the crash came." "Yes. thank goodness! Hut I don't understand the other part of your re mark." "Why, n man ought to bo able to fond for himself, without wanting his wife to keep him. No, I can't do It!" "Can't do what?" "Slake a mercenary marriage." "Why. dear boy, only this morning you said that you had never been In love that one woman was the same as another to you, and that you (lid not care whom you married so long as she was passablo to look at!" "Yes. but I am not going to marrv: I Intend to have Just one little tiing for tho next few months while my cash lasts, and thru go oh to the Klon dike, the Philippines anywhere." "Theo! Are you mad?" "No Just recovering my senses and my self-respect." "Kveryone says that Miss Kversley is very pretty, and she is fabulously rich." "Oh, hang Miss Kversley!" And mentally, ho continued: "Hut that lit tle milliner! What glorious eyes she has. and what exuulsite ci.loring, and what a mouth! The Idea of such a divinity having to earn her living In a place like that." "At all events, you will see her next week, and then you can julgo for yourself." "See whom?" "Why, Miss Kversley. of course. Were we not speaking of her?" She would have buen hugely dis turbed could she have watched Theo dore diii-lnt? the ensuing days. He haunted the little market town of Norton until he felt that he knew overy pane of glass in every one of the windows, and before the draper's be planted himself for a full hour at a time every morning, reading tho va rious tickets, examining the goods. and now and then venturing boldly In side to buy a pair of glove j or a neck tie, until the proprietor began to re gard him as an amiable lunatic. "And to think she Is a shop girl!" bo said. "Her face, her voice, her uccent are all perfect! Of course, her dress must be they have to dress well to keep up tho horor of the es tablishment. Oh, hang it all! Why is fate ho unkind? I know CIsslo will be wihl if she gets a glimmer of th state of affairs, but either that girl shall be my wifo or I will remain a bachelor." Ou reaching Mrs. Hertram's house, ono morning he found that lady in a great state of excitement. "I have seen her!" were her first words. "And who Is 'her?'" "Miss Kversley. She Is a lovely lit tie thing, Theo. and she Is fancy free, Jor ber own mother said so." 'To you! On first acquaintance?" "No, Indeed! I happened to over bear a remark she was making to an old friend of hers. I went to return their call to-day, end though I only bad two r.ilnutea of tho girl's com jany, I am convinced filie would sat isfy even you." "And I am quite equally convinced HOWARD KoooGooeocooceooooooooeooeooooc Joseph JU. Howies.) that she would not!" he returned, al most Ravngely. "Why, Theo, I cannot imagine what has come over yoti just lately. You used to be quite agreeable to the Idea of my looking out for a wlfo for you." "Well, I have changed my mind and prefer to do the looking out myself. Forgive me, Clssle, I did not mean to be a bear, hut you must acknowl edge that tho fact of your having man aged your own affairs so well does not prove that your direction in mine would be equally satisfactory. Money and love do not always go together." "You used to say love did not mat ter," she pouted. "And do you Indorse that statement? Would you bo happy If you disliked Jack?" "Oh, well I couldn't do that, you know. He is Jack. Hut you will see her to-morrow night at the Smith's dinner." A desperate resolution bad como to him. He must see the girl at Parker's. Accordingly, ho wrote a note, trying to express all he felt. Then he walked Into Norton, marched boldly into Par- Yes." ker's shop and through the curtains, as if ho might bo Intending to order millinery for his sister. To his disappointment, only the eld er milliner was there and, 'With some difficulty, he made her understand that he wished the epistle delivered to the girl he had seen on his former visit. The good woman was fairly non plussed at tlrst. then after a moment's thought suld silo would deliver the missive. When her day's work was at an end she walked to th other end of town, went up a long drivo leading to a fine old country house, at the door of which she asked to see Miss Hilda. The young lady received her very kindly, but blushed a good deal on h aiing what she had to say. "And who Is the gentleman?" she asked. , Mr. Wilding brothorln-law t Mr. Iiortrnm, who has Just rented the Honner's home for tho summer," an swered the milliner. "Really, Theo, I shall have to leave you at home ir you are so nbsent minded!" remonstrated Mrs. Iiertram on the following evening. "I wish you would!" ho made an swer, gloomily. "Jack Is quite able to take care of you without me." "Certainly. Hut you were expressly Invited, and unmarried men are more welcome than Benedicts, ns a rule." They were the llrst arrivals at Mrs. Smith's, uud In quick succession after them came sundry dowagers ' with heavy husbands, sporting sons and countrified daughters. 'The Eversley's are lato," remarked Mrs. Smith. Hut Just then tho door opened and they were announced. Theodore looked up with an air of vexed Inquiry. What would this girl be like whom his sister was trying to force down his throat? lie saw an exquisite dress, a fault less figure and tho face of his little mllliuei-! Though he had not the happiness of taking Miss Hilda Kversley in to dinner, he sat next to her and, under cover of other pe-ople's conversation, managed to say: "Is It really you or Is it your dou ble ?" "Here or In Parker's shop?" was the saucy reply. "Then you aro one and the same! I cannot understand!" "1 am not surprised at that. I will explain some time." Then he summoned up courage to say: "Did you receive my letter?" Her eyes dropped and she answered Yes." "Are you offended? I could not help it." "Why should I be if you really could not help it?' "And your reply?" he was embold ened to ask. "I thought It would be better to de liver It In person." it was an odd place for a proposal a noisy dinner table but two hearts were as happy as if they had bad the whole uulverse to themselves, anl it never oven struck Theodore to re member that, alter all, ho woulJ bo making a wealthy marriage. fpn Elbow Sleeves COSTUME FOR NOT APPROPRIATE BUSINESS GIRL. Uncovered Arms Art a Mistake the Counting Room or at the Typewriter Simple Dress Should Rule. In JY MARGARET E. 8ANGSTER. When the girl In society wears el bow sloeres, the girl In business Is very likely to wear them, too. No possible objection can be made to this if the latter will only confine herself to the pretty fashion during the hours In which she is not occu pied In tho counting room or at tho typewriter, but Is entertaining friends la her own home. Tho girl behind the counter, the girl who In any degree serves the great world of business, should wear a trim business dress and leaves frills and furbelows, short sleeves and V-shaped 'necks for her evening tol letto. A woman's arm bare to the el bow, with Its dainty curves and pretty dlmplos. Is always lovely, but unless she is either standing at the wash tub or rolling pastry or else is pour ing tea for her friends at five o'clock, the arm should be covered. Uncov ered arms in a place where many people are coming and going, where a woman sits at hor desk In the same office with men. young and old. and where the essential is that no atten tion be directed to ber personal charms, are a great mistake. It has been observed that the fash ion, creeping In with the early spring, gained in general favor during the terribly hot summer that has just passed away. Autumn days are here, and tho elbow sleeves linger. Girls seem reluctant to conceal the delicate arms and wrists that once, as a mat tor of course, were never seen except when full dress was worn. The ex cure that the short sleeves were cool er and that the fashion was conven ient, was offered in the summer. A sleev'e to the wrist is not necessarily uncomfortable, even on sultry days, and if it be severely plain, it is never in the way. Tho girl who Is conspicuously neat wears some sort of shielding cuffs eas ily removed when she leaves her work She Is thns enabled to pre sent an appearance of perfect fresh ness when she enters and leaves ber office. An error often made by young wom en in business is based on the assump tion that some extra indulgence Is due them on account of sex. They forget that in the business world a girl stands in relation to her employers on precisely the same footing that a man does. She is to be paid for value received, and must render serv ice accordingly. For her own protec tion she must bo simple, straight-for ward and dignified, and. must, so far as she can, bo entirely .Impersonal. Whatever tho grade of work for which she Is fitted, and which she under takes, she should be abovo silly flirt atious and absurd vanities. In former days, a frequent theme of romance was the factory girl who was wedded by tho son of the great mill owner, or tno stenographer whose beauty and wit captivated the grave man of affairs from whom sho took dictation. These heroines are drawn from Imagination, and not from real ity. While there Is no reason why a rich man should not marry a working girl, nnd be the more fortunate part ner In the transaction, yet, all things considered, both girl and man have a better outlook for happiness if Doilies in Flower Designs. Dollies of wild rose, carnations, daisies, forget-me-nots and buttercups. The edges of tho dollies are button holed, tho scrolls are worked In the cross stitch, U3lng colors correspond ing with tho flowers. Tho wild roses are worked In tho soft shades of pink, making tho top of tho petals lighter and shading down toward the center; the buds aro darker than the full blown roses. The roses should be worked solid in the kinslngton stitch, tho leaves of the designs are of dark Rreen, using the darker shades nt the base of the leaf, they should be worked In the long and short stitch; stems aro worked with tho outline Btltch, using a very dark green. The forget-me-nots are of the forget-me-nots blues, make small French kno's of light yellow, in the center of each. Work the violets In the kinslngton stitch, using tho violet shades, mak ing some of the flowers darker than others, the carnations can bo worked In tho kinslngton stitch or any other pretty stitch and may be worked in fellow, pink or white. The daisies are worked In white or yellow, using any rettv stitch; the centers of tho flow for Society. courting Is never mingled with bust ness. Sentiment and business, in cer tain aspects, are Irreeoncllable. Thai do not belong together. A young woman may be vastly the superior ol her employer In all that constitute! good breeding. She may, on the othei hand, be his social Inferior. Which ever she Is has little bearing on ths case. As a woman under salary and working daring certain stipulated hours, she Is an Integral part of ths business in that particular shop. Bhs Is there to do her work. Nothing in her dress or demeanor should hav the faintest tinge ot coquetry or hint that she In a girt, young, pretty and fond of wholosome fun In Its propel place. e e e , Equally Inappropriate with elbow sleeves are low shoes with high heelt open-work stockings and a display ol Jewelry. A business dress should bs comfortable, simple and somewhat se vere. Shirt waists of white muslin have the advantage of being readily laundered, and they are suitable In every season. Skirts, preferably black in color, and short, clearing the ground with ease, tidy, well-fitting shoes, in good order as to heel and but tons, a trim toque or sailor hat, and a Jacket selected In its season for either heat or cold, complete the cos tume of a young woman who dally goes to business. Young working women constitute an Important asset In the management of business in our period. A mighty host of young people, of both sexes set out every morning, and return every night, to aad from great cen- ters of Industry. The street rings with ! the resolute tramp of their march, as, without a thought of complaint or a murmur of dissatisfaction, they un dertake heavy tasks and strenuous toll. All honor to the business wom an who asks no odds of any one and is conscientious and brave-hearted In currying out her portion of dally toll. Generally, this means daily bread, not for herself alone, but for parents growing old or little brothers and sis ters whom she is helping to clothe, feed and educate. No class in our midst compares In generous unselfishness with our work ing girls, and none of their contempo raries surpass them In real goodness, honesty and stability of character. They do themselves a wrong when their dress or occasionally their be havior In public conveyances lays them open to the char go of heedless frivolity. Most of them are at the age when they have a right to be friv olous, provided they have finished their tasks and are free for the rest of the day. They then have precisely the same right to enjoyment, to pretty dress and to any bit of pleasure that Is sare and legitimate that the daugh ter ot wcaltb and the belle In society have In their respective places. A girl should leave business behind her when she leaves the office, and if she can lay aside the uniform of busi ness and assume a smarter and daint ier toilette for he' borne evening, put ting on here a ribbon and there a flower, she is doing what every daugh ter of Evo has a right to do. Home toilettes should be beautiful, and they may be so without being costly or loud. A loud toilette can never bo beautiful. Colors that shout at each other, styles that aro extreme and fashions that throw the wearer In tho shado by their peculiar emphasis, are not In good taste, and aro becom ing neither to tho rich girl nor her poorer sister. Tho polut of my plea is that elbow sleeyes and what they stand for are appropriate in hours of recreation, but not in the business day. (Copyright, VMI. by Joneph B. Bowles.) ers are of two shades of yellow, uslny tho light yellow in the center, the but tercups are worked In tho kinslngton or any other neat stitcb. Southern Home Journal. How Letters Should Be Addressed to Reach Them Promptly. "Now that to maay of our naval of ficers, marines and sailors are shitt ing their stations and positions be cause of the Cuban Incident, a word of suggestion to their relatives and friends who may desire to communi cate with them by mall will be apro pos," said a postal official. "In order to secure aa prompt a delivery as possible of all mall mat ter Intended for persons In the United States service, the aender thereof should be, particular to In clude In the address a complete desig nation of the organisation, company and regiment, vessel or other branch of the service to which the addressee belongs. The postage thereon should be fully prepaid. Correspondents In these Instances ahould make the superscription on the envelope, or the package sent, very plain and full. Care as to the legibility of the ad dress should be exercised, and the writing should be as clear and as dis tinct as possible. "Remember that all mall matter, whatever Its class, addressed to per sons in the United States service, whether civil, military or naval, serv ing In this country, or In any of Its possessions, or en route to or from this country, or any of Its possesions, whose change of address Is caused by official orders, will be transmitted as rapidly as possible until It reaches the person or persons for whom It Is Intended. "The actual location of the ad dressee for the time being will be con sidered as the original destination of the piece of mall matter. This transmission is not considered as 'for warding' in the sense in which that word Is usually used in the postal service, and no additional postage shall be required therefor." TRIUMPH FOR MRS. LEITER. Well-Deserved 8nubblng Administered to Titled Neighbor. A Washington friend of Mrs. Levi Letter has been telling how that capa ble woman held her own among the lords and dukes In Scotland, where she rented an ancestral palace for the summer. Mrs. Lelter was returning the call of a much betitled neighbor, when sho was shown through' the premises. The kitchen garden ' was particularly attractive, and she ad mired the vegetables and small fruits, and when her host said that he would send a basket to her carriage she gladly acquiesced. A few days after, the same lord called over the 'phone and asked If she would have other vegetables and fruits, and not liking to refuse the courtesy of a live lord, she assented. This continued for a month or more, when ono day she received a bill from ' my lord's steward which made her open her eyes. She had been charged a good round sum for every article which had been sent. Mrs. Lelter paid the bill, but Imme diately after she called up her thrifty neighbor, Insisted on speaking to him personally, and sho asked sweetly how he was selling garden stuff, be cause It his prices were exorbitant she would send to tho market in the fu ture. Washington's Death Rate. It is a convincing reply that the district commissioners made to the charge that Washington Is tho most unhealthy city in the country. Tho death rate of Washington is shown to be lower than that of Augusta, Me.; Atlanta, Ga.; Annapolis, Md.; Lynch burg, Va.; Key Went, Fla.; Jackson ville, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; Savannah, Ga.; Saratoga, N. Y.; San Antonio, Tex.; San Francisco, Cal.; Wilming ton, N. C; Troy, N. Y.; Richmond, Va., and San Diego, Cal. The death rato of Washington Is essentially the same as that of Memphis, the city in which the charge against Washington was given publication. The death rate In Washington Is somewhat higher than In a number of large cities because of the high death rate among the colored population. There aro more colored people . In Washington than In any other city in tho United States more than In New Orleans, the metropolis of the black belt. To Detect Counterfeit Notes. "I will give you a pointed or two about counterfeits and good United States notes and certificates," said a treasury department chief of a divi sion, "which may be found handy for referenco from time to time. "All United States notes are printed In sheets of four notes of each denom ination on each sheet. Each note Is lotterod In its respective order, in the upper and lower corners diagonally opposite, A, B, C and D, and we have this system for numbering our notes: All numbers, on being divided by 4 and leaving 1 for a remainder, have the check letter A; 2 remainder, B; 3 remainder, C; even numbers, or with no remainder, D. Any United States note the number of which can be divided by four without showing the above result Is a counterfeit, and while this rule is not Infallible In all Instances, It will be found of service In the detection of counterfeits." Was Long In Publlo Service. Thomas K. Wallace, who died re cently in Washington, was for 62 years connected with the treasury de partment. Me. was born In Philadel phia and was a descendant of Cen. William Brooke, of Haverford, Pa., family that contributed to revolu tionary history a number of note worthy figures. - DUILT UP HER HEALTH 8PEEDY CURE OF MISS G000E be Is Made Well by Lydla B. Fink barn's Veffslable Compound, and Writes Gratefully to Mrs. Plnkham. For the wonderful help that she has found Miss Cora Goods, 65 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, 111., believes It ber duty to write the following letter for publication, In order that other women afflicted in the asms way may bs L -XT ' ' Jttiif Cora Go ode ode II benefited as she was. Miss Goods Is 5 resident of the Bryn Mawr Lawn ennis Club of Chicago. She writes Dear Mrs. Plnkham: ' 1 tried many different remedies tor build up ray system, which bad become run down from loss of proper rest and unreason able hours, but nothing seemed to help me. Mother is a great advocate of Lydla E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound for female trou bles, having used It herself soma years ago with great success. Bo I began to take it, and in leas than a month I was able to be out of bod and out ot doors, and in three months I was entirely well. Reall v I have never felt so strong and well as I hovo since. " No other medicine has such a reeord of curesof female troubles as has Lydls E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Women who are troubled with pain ful or irregular periods, backache, bloating (or flatulence), displacement of organs, inflammation or ulceration, can be restored to perfect health and strength by taking Lydia JS. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Mrs. Plnkham invites all sick women to write her for advice. She has gu ided thousands to health. Her experience is very great, and she gives the benefit of it to all who stand In need of wise counsel. She is the daughter-in-law of Lydla E. Pinkbam and for twenty-five years has been advising sick women free of charge. Address, Lynn, Mass. SALESMEN XT AS TED. We wants lire, active andthoronchly experienced talesman tn tbls locality with sufficient money to buy outright bis Unit month's supply of our alas- raiclty l-w Pi-esm-w If How Wire duo lae JLIsjbts. A utility needed I n every store and borne and fully contpmng wltb Insurance rules. To such a man we will give exclusive salea rls-bt and naranteo to refund money If goods not sold In St lays. Kiiriherntrtictilartonreqnrst. TbeBtsndard OlUetl Light Co.. BOO M. UaUted Sk. gbloeso, 111. 8enator Spooner's Chootlng. Senator Spooner, of Wisconsin, is a successful hunter of big game. On one of his trips he had for his guide Bill Murray. They were out loo'klng for bear or deer one day, when Mur ray suddenly threw up his rifle and fired. The senator saw an animal fall heavily, and called: "We've got him this time. Bill." "We!" sneered the guide. "There's no we about it. I kUld him plain enough." Quickly making their way to where their quarry lay, they found a fine specimen of Jersey calf. "We've killed somebody's calf!" yelled the guide. Senator Spooner gave him a with, ering look and said: "William, you should be more particular In your choice of pronouns. 'We" isn't adapt ed to this particular Instance." Mil waukee Sentinel. Artistic Marriage Certificates. The smart wedding Invitation or announcement Is engraved as simply as possible nowadays, but if the bride wants elaborate treatment of her marriage certificate she can have it. These may be done by hand and beau tifully Illuminated on parchment or Japanese vellum, and some brides are having theirs framed and hung In ths boudoir. NERVOUS COLLAPSE Sinking Seeds, Headaches and) Rheumatism all Yield to Or. Williams' Pink Pills. Mrs. Lizzie Williams, of No. 410 Ce dar street, Quiucy, 111., says: "Ever since I bad nervous prostration, about thirteen years ago, I have had periodical spells of complete exhaustion. The doc tor said my nerves were shattered. Any excitemeut or uuusual activity would, throw me into a state of lifelessuess. At the beginning my strength wonld come back in a moderato tinio after each attack, but tho period of weakness kept leugthening until at Inst I would lie helpless as many as three hours at a stretch. I had dizzy feelings, palpita tion of the heart, misery after eating, hot flashes, uervons headaches, rheu matic pains in the bock aud hips. The doctor did me so little good that I gave np his treatment, and really feared that my case was incurable " When I began taking Dr. Williams Pink Pills my appetite grew keen, my food no longer distressed me, my nerves were quieted to a degree that I bad not experienced for years nnd my strength returned. The fainting spells left me entirely after I bad used the third box of the pills, and my friends say that I am looking better than I have done for the past fifteen years." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills aro recom mended for diseases that come from im poverished blood such as anaemia, rheu matism, debility and disorders of ths nerves such as neuralgia, nervous pros tration and partial paralysis. Tbey lave cured tho most stubborn indigestion. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills agree with ths most delicate stomach, quiet all ner vousness, stir np every organ to do its proper work and give strength that lasts. Sold by all druggists, or sent postpaid, on receipt of price, 60 ceuts per box, six boxes for $3.fl0, by the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, K. T. r-'i 79 II I- :,T