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if f 4 THE SUN, SUNDAY, JULY 24, 1808. ' - -t - - , J?
ft- Fashion Presonts tho Summer
flf Girl in a Now Form;
E AH Sorts of Pretty, Filmy Gowns
to Be Found in Her Wardrobe.
9 Ehla Year She Is Otren to Garden Parties
m , and Fatrlotia llenavolano, and Bna Ex-
X. Vlbltatbe Onlyrhnnoof Dmtol Kapeclal
K kiHerett at TTds Moment Whit Oowni
H Banra the Xad, but o Touch at Tarqnoli
Jf Bin Is a If eoaasl tx-The If sweat Taehlona
jB' na Bait at Outdoor Fet Smart Gowns
it. Trbmaed with a Variety of tVaeea Pretty
ft- Bffoota tnJP ale Gray The Odd Combine-
tlona That Bind Vavor Evening Drauti.
f yfcaMoa Bait appears at the various summor
i Maoris la tha only phaae of dreaa which haa
fer- iptotal Interest last at tha moment, and
j5? the summer etrl La all the varying degrees of
if' simplicity and eloganoe of attire heads the pro-
ty oesslon. She Is the pretty exponent of fash-
'p Ion's pot schomes, and It Is simply no use to
, look elsowhere for new Ideas In modes, for all
I'. that Is worthy of consideration has been ab-
( porbed In tho elaborate wardrobe wlthwhioh
li: ahe makes horsolf so charming. Bho looks like
'L a draped sylph this season, with her long,
,' ellDglng skirts twisting about her feet, small
' jr sleeves and soft laoo bodloe ; but sho Is a dream
' even In her blcyclo suit. Bho Is fitted out. too,
;. with golf. tennis and yaahtlng suits, shirt
-; waists galore, and all sorts of pretty fllray
f gowns of transparent matorlals for the garden
I parties and outdoor functions of various kinds
' t which havo becomo so popular this season.
Fatriotlo benovoleneo Is the fashion this sum-
t'k, tner, and both publlo and private fetes arc got
J tip for tho purpoao of raising monoy to holp
the soldiers. Tlioy servo a double and very
Important purposo In furnishing an opportu
nity for nn olaborato display of dross, whloh
helps out tho fundwondorfully.as phtlauthropy
and fashion combined aro Irresistible to all
Women and suro to elicit their patronage
J. All kinds and conditions of gowns between
fl simple muslins and dainty gauzo are worn at
K these fetes, and harmony of color seoms to be
B the keynote of all tho pretty costumes. Dlffer-
i ont shades of one color aro moro fashionable
J than striking contrasts this season, and cor-
i talaly thore can bo no question as to tho ploas-
l lugsffoat
'White gowns of ptq.ua muslin, taffota, foulard.
" railing and all tha diaphanous materials haTO
'' the lead at garden parties, and turauolso bluo.
shades of soft rose, pink und mauve seem to
!, head the list of popular colors, especially among
the light tints. It does not mattor so much
5 what the material of your gown Is. If It has a
touch of turauolso bluo lc Is promptly stamped
f with fashion's approval. Bomotlmos It Is slra-
8, ply a belt studded with turquoises, a few tur-
j. quotas buttons, rovers ooverod with turquolso
silk or velvot or chiffon ruchos of bluo, but It Is
is fetching In whatever form It appoars. Even
the tallor-mado gownB have a dainty touch of
K; this popular bluo. Tho combination of a bright
sky blue embroidered with turauolses Is seen
E In both dress and mllllnory, and turrwolsoa and
I,. opals worked in together are very effectlvo.
1. Pale blue muslin gowns arovory striking on
J the greon lawn, and very dainty when trimmed
! with Insertions of Vulouolenj.es loco, many
tueka and shirtings, with a crowning touch of
m. mauve la the chlflon, belt, ooiiai and hat worn
r tth them. Harebell and hyacinth blue are
both very popular, hut It Is necessary to study
the tints of your complexion betoro attempting
to wear either.
The newest thing In materials for summer
gowns la oalled sorgo do chine. It rcsomblea
veiling In texture, but looks very much like
glossy crfipe de ohlno. and a nnvol idoa for
trimming Is a tiny ruoho of mousscllno do sole,
totlu tho narrowest mtin ribbon and sown on In
scroll designs. Transparent yokes and sleeves
of One gulpuro ars a feature of tho newest
gowns, especially those of moussolluo de sole
and embroidered grenadine.
There aro rumors to tho offoot that fringes
will bo the new trimming for our fall gowns,
but with the oxeoptlon of a very narrow variety
It Is not very much In ovldonce just at present
Foulards and taffetas In white grounds with
black and colored doslgns and blus with whlto
polka dots are tho most popular fto gowns,
perhaps, and nearly every ono you see has one
ormoro circular flounces finished on the edge
with a rucho of chiffon, laco or ribbon, or pos
sibly a piping of whlto silk, which has boon
very muoh used reosntly. Tho new apron skirt,
fitting very close over tho hips liko the old-
skirts, and one new brown grenadine has a
soam In tho middle of tho bodice at tho book
whore the material is laid In a fold at olthor
side of tho seam, meeting all tho way down. A
rather novel feature of another veiling gown Is
a wide bias rufllo of veiling sewn on around
tho bottom of the silk foundation skirt The
ruffle Is trimmed on tho edge with a fringed
ruoho of taffeta silk matohlng tho material In
color, and the upper skirt, cut to round up a
llttlo In front falls over this.
Among the Innumerable odd combinations In
these dressy afternoon gowns Is a tan canvas
rondo with a vest of white duck, embroidered
with Jet A long, nurrow revers of tho ma
terial, edged with rufSo of black and whlto
silk, turns back from ono sldo of this vest and
a Bhort revers of Jet-embroidered duok finishes
the other side, tho shapo being reversed so that
tho widest rortion Is at tho lower edgo. Deep
oream laco trims tho edgo of this rovers and
extends down tlint sldo to tho bolt forming a
slight jabot effect
Evening gowns worn at tho sumruor water
ing places aro distinguished especially for
their light transparent effects, and silk, mus
lin, net, and laco aro tho leading materials.
White organdies trimmed with Valenciennes
loco real If os9lblo-aio always worn and al
ways doslrablu for yonng girls. Old-fashioned
flowered silks. covered with plnln orgaudle In
soino harmonizing eoloi.aro also vory effectlvo.
Tho dfoolloto bodico Is uotcut qultoso low on
tho shouldor iw formerly, nnd tho sleoves nro
cither very dlmlnutiMi or very long nnd tians
pnretit. fitting tho nnn liko a glovo and falling
over tho hand.
All tho thin materials nro mado over n silk
sllpcutdoml-tralnnnd full, liko tho dross it
self, nnd trimmed with ruffles to add to tho
fluffy offect around tho feet Bomo of tho most
diaphanous evening gowas dlxplay a bolt of
volvotand bands at tho neck, making a strong
contrast In matorlul na well na color. An odd
costume of whlto silk shown hi tho Illustration
Is mado with n wicccsslou of whlto chiffon
ruffles down the front edged with black velvet
baby ribbon, nnd black elvet straps extend
ovor the shoulders. Long mitts of cream
laco, which aro something now In tho
accessories of evening dress, covor tho arms
and faston to tho shirt sleova with jewelled or
namontB. A dainty light silk shows a trim
ming of whtU) oltlffon. ruches, and straps of
turquolso bluo velvet across tho front of tho
bodloo. A white mousscllno do sole gown also
trimmed with ruches has ono of tho now laco
peptum overdresses and a laoo bodico. An
other costumo in palo mauve satin Is trimmed
another very striking gown. Incrustations ot
black velvet covor tho molr6 Jaoket and outllno
tho npron front. A mauvo silk gown with baya
dere cords shows Uie popular frills of ribbon
on tho skirt and a bolero bodloo with a oream
laoo collar. Tho vest Is of whlto chiffon, with a
oream tie, and the belt is of black volvet
spotted with white. A novelty In linen gowns
Is In tho fnshionnblo pcr onuho blue, with n wlilo
Insertion of CI tiny laco In the skirt a toft vest
of flno whlto batiste, and tiny silver buttons
down olthor sldo of tho bodloo.
fashionod basn.no. Is alaterdeslgn whloh Is very
stylish and becoming to a slight, well-rounded
figure. Tho apron fnstons with hooks for tho
entire width at tho back, whore small flat bows
may covor the fastening, and the front rounds
down to a pretty apron Bhnpe. This variety of
skirt shows a tendency toward tho double skirt
or on overdress of some sort which is not
bouffant around tho hips like those worn so
many years ago. Ono vory stylish bluo and
whlto foulard has a band trimming of cream
laco over groan silk odged with black volvet
ribbon. This is arranged In printed apron of
fect on tho sk irt and around tho laoo yoko at tho
ncok. crossing in front to tho belt which is also
of the laco and green silk. Hands ot lace and
volvet cross at the top of tho sloeves, which nro
otherwise quite plain, and again at tho wrists
Tho smartest and latest gowns produced In
Paris havo tho coat bodice made In tho Louis
XVI. stylo, of any material you chooso. A llttlo
earlier In tho season these coats mado their
llrst appoarance In satin nnd black taffeta, but
here they aro again, mado of laoo and all sorts
I of thin fabrics. Tho protty Chantilly laco sacquo,
i enst asldo for so many years, can be easily re
arranged Into a stylish jacket Almost any sort
of bodico will pass muster now If you havo tho
stylish skirt sweeping out around your feet
and thocloRC-triuimodslcovo. It Is I ho out of
tho skirt which promptly tolls tho story of an
old or now gown, as tho oaso may bo.
Ono of tho prettiest of all tho garden party
gowns. In palo gray crepe do chine, has tho
usual circular ruffle with a shaped flounco of
laco covering It entirely and odged at tho top
und bottom with a tiny ruehu of whlto mousse,
lino de solo. The triple skirt with eaoh por
tion rounding up In front, tho uppor ono to tho
waist. Is another dresiy stylo, as tho odgosaro
all trimmed with tho lnovitablo ruchos ot chif
fon or ribbon, or a band of applique1
lace. A suocesalon ot wldo bias folds
hoaded with a narrow silver gimp
trim tho phln flvo-gored skirt vory
effectively and aro set on suvural Inches apart
to form tho clmihr flounce effect, or to covor
tho entire skirt beginning a few inches below
tho waist On a gray mill's volllitc trimmed In
this way tho folds round up In front, ami tho
bodloe Is a guipure laco cunt, with lace revoifc
turning back from u ost uf ehllTou oer
tnrquolso-bluo bilU. The belt is black velvot,
and a scarf of black tulle with a i-omhui knot
fastens at ono sldo of the vest
BMuuyof tho transparent v. ray materials urn
made up oer whlto taffeta, which seems Uibo
a popular lining for other onion, as well, hllk
grenadines In wood color aio very pretty oter
tho white, and tlion there is anew tint which
Is something between a brown and u gray a
sort of sand color also made ovor the white
ilk. DUs felds are usod to trim tho grenadine
'"I"'", WU,.-, ' tj:1' ' U '!" LJJj-"Ui."A!.ajjj"-' '.; .
with oream lace insertion In diamond form on
the front of tho skirt, nnd black silk gauze
forms tho plaited chemisette.
A striking gown for n matron, worn at ono of
tho fashlonablo fetes. Is made of black crepe do
chino ovor whlto satin, und is trimmed elab
orately with black silk ribbon and an em
broldory of silk nnd jet on black net. A pretty
gown of light bluo foulard pattornod with
whlto Is trimmed with black velvot ribbon on tho
flounces, which nro hendod with a waved band
of gulpuro laco. This nppears ngaln In the
bodico, and the yoko Is of tuekod whlto taffota
silk. Flno whlto embroidered bntisto forms
tho next model, with wide flounces of
Valenciennes laoo on tho skirt. It Is madoovor
pink silk, and pink ro.settes fasten down ono
sldo of tho front. Ono of tho now overdress
skirts Is shown In nnother gown of gray crepo
do chine trimmed slniply with gulpuro np
pllqufl. A protty muslin trimmed with laco In
sertion has u bertha frill over tho shouldors
and a lace vest und hleeves. Tho odd foaturo
of thosothln gownf, Is tho mixture of laces
used lu tho trimming, two or tliroo kinds of
lace being usod on one gown
Dlack doited tullo owr Vibitu ruoIr3 forma
lyr".'",'!".1!1 ... Vinisgsa3ss5tagaaBiniiiiiiiwi
a iro.ir.i.v into rvnyxn iu:n uack o.v
She Unlit n Flno House, Left Ont the Cy
clone Cellar and Trusted to n Charm
Gnvo n Party When n Tornado Was
Dee Any Kiinsnn Can Gucii the Itesult.
In Kansas tho weathor bulletins, Instead of
predicting "Stationary temperature, winds
shifting to Bonthorly, cloudy In tho afternoon
nnd prolublo lain." often briefly announce "A
tornado at 3 o'clock."
Business continues up to a quartor to 3, nnd
then tho citizens begin lolsurely to prepare for
tho tornado. Thore Is no especial hurry. If It
Is to como at 3 o'clock It will como atthattlmo
no soonor. no later. Tho butcher, the bnker
and tho candlestick maker begin thelrprepara
tlons accordingly. Tho butcher takes down bis
skinned animals hung insido out In front ot his
door, unfastens tho picked, long-legged
chickens, hauls In his ice-lllled flsh box und
double locks his door. Ho arranges everything
systematically In tho Interior, for sometimes
It happens that thore Is a remnant of tho
store left intact after tho tornado gets through
with It though oltenor not. The baker also
sets his hou60 In onlor. strnlghtunlng tho
loaves of bread In neat rows and piling up tho
doughnuts In toothsome heaps; the eandlo
stick maker likewise. Then they all go homo.
In tho back yard of evory well-regulated Kan
sas homo thore Is a cyclono cellar. As n usual
thing tho cellar Is dug first and tho homo is
built afterward. Tho cellar Is covered, cistom
Ilke, with a curved roof, upon which is spread a
layer of dirt. Many Kansans cunningly grow
grass over those roofs for tho purpose of fool
ing tho tornado into believing that It Is merely
an innocent little mound there and no collar at
all; but a tornado Is a lwrd thing to fool, par
ticularly a Kansas tornado.
At about ten minutes of 3 the schools dis
band, but no sooner. Ton minutes is long
enough for the children to got to their cyclono
collars If the'y are quick about It. and they
generally are. Indeed, used as they havo been
from thoir babyhood up to tornadoes, thoy
often appear to be very muoh oxclted, running
all tho way homo, their bonnets hanging about
thoir neoks by long strings, and tho covors of
their books flapping In tho wind as they hasten.
Tho teachers, on the contrary, ordinarily pro
servo tho utmost calm. They are possibly fa
talists. If a tornado Is to blow them away.they
reason. It will blow them away, and that Is all
there Is to it. If it Isn't to blow them away it
won't They linger over their work, correcting
compositions, attempting to solve algebraical
problems or poring ovor abstract theories in
philosophy. Occasionally they ovorstay their
time, mid the tornado, coming with tho prompt
ness of a limited express nt tho appointed hour,
whirls them nwoy. schoolhouso nnd all. How
ovor, there aro nlwnys plenty of teachers loft
and the sohnolhouso has been Insured against
tornadoes. If It hasn't It ought to havo been
located In Kansas I
It happened thnt ono day, a day upon which
tho bulletin announced a tornado, n fashing
able Kansas woman held a house party. Her
homo was a beautiful one. It was built entirely
of white stono and oomplete. except that the
back yard was minus a cyclone collar. Her
tuestfl wore playing cards euchre. It was a
Ittlp, Impromptu affair, a few of tho neighbors
laving happened In. Thioiigh tho donsn sul
trluess which always precedes a tornado they
sat nt tho llttlo tables hhuffllngnnd dealing tho
cards, smiling if their hands contained kings,
queens and nees, and downing if thoy did not.
Now and again some nervous woman, probably
a tonderfoot from the Enst unaccustomed to
tornadoes, quickly glnneed up nt tho clock, then
hack ngaln at her cards, for fear of having ex
hibited hornorvmisnexs to tho rtoleal Kunsnns
At ten minutes of 3 the cards wore thrown
uiion tho tables and tho guests roso from their
"It is time to go V the cyclone cellar, Isn't
it 1 " they asked in tho same tono In willed they
would say, "It is time lunch was served,
isn't It?" , ,
It was high tlmo. Kvery man, woman nnd
child In Oik town was In his or her cyclono
cellar, Those who were not insido stood nt
the door taking possibly their last look at the
earth and sky, watch in hand, timing tho tor
nado, waiting until tho minute hand pointed to
H to disappear suddenly collorward and lock
the heavy door after them.
"I Iwonooyclonu cellar." said tho hostess,
"but I havo something better "
" What Is It ?" thev ak'td In astonishment, for
tho cyclono ccllnr hn 1 hitherto been tho only
efllelent remedy lor trmadiesthut theKrinsuns
IihiI been able tdiemer: and that was not
wholly efllelent, cinee mre thin one furious
tornado had been knom tosiiuich uneven tho
hole In tho ground .ind 1I"W i into mldnir.
" I have ii ehaim," smiled the hostess.
Her sutilimi' fu!th In the oh.irm presently
transmitted ltslf tothn most Incredulous. They
waited natlem! while she went upstairs and
hunted for It
Tho utmosphoro became oppressive, sulfo.
eating It was nearly tlmo for the tornado.
The men stood about in Rrotipswa'tingfnr It,
chatting casually, meanwhile, of the crops, tho
theatre, tho latest seainlal, quite o.s it they
were not In danger of Iwluir blown, within tho
next few minutes, into kingdom como Many
of tho women, now thoroughly frightened,
huddled in corners und pllud tho faucy sofa pil-
e'"' " '" ymwwmm'iiiiiMi' i ji n
lowp all about them, peeping out from beneath,
their faces barely discernible In the gloom.
, It was now five minutes of 3. Tho guests
looked anxiously upward nnd presently thoy
saw their hostess slowly descending tho stairs,
a lighted candle In her hand. Bhe was dressed
In white. Tho light from the candl Illumined
her face; It seemed saintlike. They were
fllled with awe as they gazod upon her floating
down, tho wldo stairway, her robes trailing
whltely after her, . 4 .
"I havo neon nil over tho honso upstairs
with tho charm," sho said, "If I curry It
around everywhere tho tornado will not touch
thoplueo. I know that."atid sho proceeded to
go from ono room to the other on the ground
floor dispensing tho Influence ot the charm.
They were connected by nrchwajs, so tho
guests could see her moving about In her white
draperies like a wraith as she went with the
little randlo through tho halls, tho parlors nnd
the dining room
In another moment the tornado was upon
them. Those who hato lived through a Kansas
tornado ulono know what It Is. Thoy usually
como out of It with ailured look ot unultenvble
fear, which some of them lose In tlmo and some
do not. It swept th town awnv. It toro up
trees by tho roots, and It demolished tho homo
of the woman rwiohtid the charm. In the place
of tho splendid structure there lay a heap of
hlto stone.
When tho enlm mellow twilight succeeding
the murderous tempest spread over the ruins
they d lagged her from beneath, crushed nud
bleeding Hut sho sin lied up at them.
" It was not tho fault of tho charm," sho ex
plained. "Awavup In the nttio them was n
llttlo room where I forgot to tako It That was
the reason."
It'll KX Sill! Dlt.lMS A CIIVCJC
Tho Student AToinnn's "Ways When She in
ters n Hunk and Drnns on Iter Account.
Thoro Is nothing whtoh bhows modern
woman's nblllty to tako earo of horsclf moro
than the way she handles a Ixink account and
the number of tho sex who are acquiring tho
proprlutoishlp of ono. A person has only to
stindfor a fow minutes In ono of tho downtown
banks to havo ocular demonstration of tho
change that is taking place In tho complexion
of Its depositors.
It Is now tho commonest thing to see a young
womnn gowned lu tho height of fashion, and
looking as If tho thought of anything mora
serious than a pink tea or a season of grand
opera had ne or occurred to her, step up to ono
of tho desks provided for the accommodation
of customers, draw a check book from hor retl
culo, coolly and collectedly gather up ono of
those ancient pons whloh have borno the
weight of the flstfl of world-known financiers,
nnd write In tho most nonchalant nnd accus
tomed manner a check for tho amount she
feels sho will need.
One enn easily see thnt It Is a complete depar
ture from the old Idea Bho does not takeout
n crumpled check after an Infinite deal of fum
bling In half a dozen places, Blic Is not bound
hand and foot by any unehangonblo sum that
some almoner of the opiNislto sex has grudg
ingly decided uimn. It is an entirely impromp
tu affair. Ono may erwily be quito certnln of
this, for she frequently gently bites the end of
hor pencil or pats her forehead with It while
she pubs tho neatest imaginable columns of
llcures on the nnerso sldo of u blotter.
IJut being wholi) at librty and upon hor own
resources does not worry her In the least. Bho
is perfectly self-possessed and peculiarly at
ease In her surroundings. Tho comlo papor
writer's notion of a woman' actions when sho
gets in a bank lire shown to bo thoroughly in
aceuralo and a complete travesty on truth.
She does not go up to the recohlng teller,
bookkepper, or l'lcsldent to g,'t her cheeks
cashed. She does not Indorse negotiable paper
across the face or on the back an eighth of un
Inch from tho top. On tho contrary, sho com
piles with whatever business forms theroare.
In a mannor thut would endear her to the heart
of tho most methodical and finicky business
man. And tho best of It is that with all this
facility she does not lose her femininity a bit
It Is Quite as Fnrfeet In Cut and Finish hs
flin Store Elnbnratci Cownt.
The summor girl's bathing suit is not by any
means tho least In Importance among tho many
costumes with which she Is supplied for tho
summer, and It has to bo quite as perfect in out
and finish ns the moro elaborate gowns.
Thore Is tho usual blouse waist with rovors.
Baking: Powder,
used exclusively, S
will insure your food B 1
from all danger of alum i I
and kindred injurious adulterants. I
vest, short, puffod sleeves and a well-shaped
skirt, falling just below tho knop, over full
knickerbockers ot tho sumo material ; but thcro
la n surprising vnrioty of pretty effects In tho
trimming and u-,0 of materials. White sorgo
with colored polka dots Is very striking mado
with scalloped edges ombroldorod with silk
matching tho color of tho spots, Tho siirpllen
bodico drapod across bnlow a yoke cut out
square In tho neck Is one of tho protty st) Ich,
but tho most popular offucts are made with
wldo collars of contrasting color, whloh Is re
peated on tho skirt In bands. Silk Is used for
this purpose and also white linen ooverod with
rows of braid.
Bilk bathing, hulls, in either blank or white,
aro the most elegant of all Net serge nnd mo
hair nro moro ei erally worn In addition ro
theso materials tin re it a (-tripod canvas whli-h
Is very much Itkcd as It sheds the water nicely,
nud it Is usually trimmed with bunds of some
bright culur
S hon i-hoes nro worn they nro the tamo can
vas tl'-s strapped uriMii.il tho niiLle, but tln-y
urn not at all necfsMrr with thick ribbed tllk
stoel.li g. which are by far tho best to wear,
bulh fur looks and service
A Dark Chapter.
emtAc rAtfttyo iaiy .YVu-l
Blut Before wo oro married and It Is forever
too late. ooufi-HS to mo whothor thoro is any
thing 111 your past lite that you think 1 miglrt
not approve of.
Ho ItrnmbJliiRV Well, If you must know ail,
I kept u diary for nearly thruu weeks onoo.
nxousn ttimcLtr ouex.
Tho Sports In AVltlrlt They Tnlce Tart nnd
the Decorations of Their Wheels.
lllcyclo parties of ouo sort or another were
popular Inst summor. At several of the resorts
blcyclo sports were arranged on an olaborato
ccale. Kaccs, trick riding and polo wcro the
chief features of tho programmes, and tho
women took part merely ns dccoratlvo specta
tors. In England tho thing was manncod dif
ferently, and tho bicycle sports planned nnd
carried out at tho country honses were charm
ing affairs In w hlch women took netlvo part
Ono of the most successful of this season's
blcyolo toas was given nt a country seat near
Henley, England. Tho guests all arrived upon
bicycles artistically decorated with flowers. On
tho lawn largo arches had boon erected nnd
twined with lloweis. A company of young
pcoplo who had rchearsod for tho occasion and
wore dressed In fancy costumos mounted thoir
wheels and. to the aceorapanlmont of, music,
oxoouted Intricate manoeuvres, whoollng In
and out among tho arches and going through
graceful danco figures. There was a May polo
anco hy tho eamo blcyollsta. and, after that, a
Orotna Greon raco. in which the oouple first
covering the course, dismounting, exonanging
rings and returning to tho stnrtTntr point re
ceived rings as prizes. Dozens of other tests of
skill followed, among them a polo game. In
which the girls played against the men and
onine within an aos ot winning. The pro
gramme ended with a procession of tho bicy
clists and the awarding of rrlros for the most
beautiful wheel decorations, and then tho
frtiests attacked tho refreshments, which thoy
ad fairly earned.
In England wheel deooratton has become an
art, and an astonishing variety ot offects Is pos
sible. It Is usually advisable to carry out a
design In one color or shades of ono color, tho
result of sucii a schomo being more striking.
If ono is willing togotoconsidornblotrouLle.lt
Is wiso to first nind the spokes and frameof tho
wheel with cotton stuff of the color to be used.
Of course It Is a necessity that the flowers
should be fresh; and bo It is Impossible to begin
putting the (lowers upon a wheel long before It
is to bo used, Tho background of cotton may
be nrrangod and snitlax or asparagus torn
added: but tho flowers must be kept lu water
until the last moment although thoy should bo
wired and ready for hasty use. Great caro
should to taken in tho choice of flowers, for in
tho long run lasting qualities rathor than
beauty uro what wins. The ways of trimming
a wheel are legion. Bomo riders content thom
selveswlthcoverlnc tho framework with flowers
and fontonlng great sheaves ot blossoms to tho
handle bars. A wire arch over the saddle
trimmed with flowers and fluttering ribbons Is
pretty. An old umbrella strlnpod of Its cover
ing nud recovored with ribbon and flowers
may be set In a socket at the back of tho saddle
so that It will cover tho rider; and ono of the
most charming fancies is to fasten a polo with a
crossbar in front ot a Uowor-trlmmed bicycle.
The polo nnd bar must bo twined with flowers
and two pretty Aowor-erowned and garlanded
children nro harnessed to tho polo and driven
by reins of ribbon or flowers. This last device
calls for somohklll on tha part of tho rider, who
must bo able to w heol very slowly and steadily.
In order not to hurry or push the children.
Sir. Gllmmerton Considers for a Sfomnnt
the People Who Never Answer Questions.
"It makes mo um m not exactly angry,
but kind o" mad, too," said Mr. Gllmmerton.
" when folks that I write to don't answer the
questions in my letters. There aro somo peo
ple that never pay any attention to questions
whatovor just forgot 'cm as soon as they've
read 'em. and when thy wrlto. write about
what they're thinking about and lot the ques
tions go. And they don't mean to be thought
less or Irritating, elthor.
" Now. when I get a letter and tho time comes
to answer It. tho first thing I do after putting
down tho date and tho salutation and the
Yours of such a date came duly to hand.' Is to
begin at the top of the letter that I am answer
ing and read It through ngaln for questions. I
don't trust my memory for that but I read tho
letter, and when I eomu to a question I answor
It. Having answered thnt I so back to tho
letter and read on till I como to another ques
tion and answer that When 1 havo thus un
svvoied every quostlon in tha letter, tlion I go
on with what I have to say.
" How many peonlo do this ? I vonture to say
not. many. Now thore s my oldest daughter:
charming and dutiful, nnd with a sense of
humor: the light, one might say the torchlight
of the household; but when she's nway wo
simply cannot get hor to answer letters cate
gorically. Wo ask u dozen questions: she Ig
nores them all. Wo repeat them ; and try some
new ones, but Its no use. Jo answ era.
' Sho doesn't moan to Ignore them ; she would
rather answer them than not. but she forgets
them nnd sho never thinks of going through
tho letter again, sentence by bontenco. when
she comes to wrlto.
"Well, people aro differently constituted.
bomo are methodical and exact and some aro
not. nud soino neoplo aro methodical nlmut
borne things nnd are careless about others. I
daresay, niieed. I am sure, that I havo was
that aio dlstr.-sslii.r to other people; I havo no
doubt, for instance, thnt I. io things that are
illstiiibliig to my oldest daughter, and so I
Imagine that when we ate inclined to dwell
upon the faults or shortcomings of others wo
might perhaps do better to give thought to
A Kate I'miilly llounion.
fiem the Torenjo Globt.
A family reutilou quite boyond the ordinary
was tho leudliig event In tho village of Vlttorlu
Norfolk countj.on May 'JH last. It took place
at tho old Ilewltt homestead. Nino brothers
and sisters out of a family of oleven met to
go her. The sixtieth birthday of tho youngest
of tho party ocenrred on .lime 2 Their unit -d
Bites ainountml tiMA years. William Hewitt
the lather, was tne I)lv(A,,,, (MuVt r nrk of NorJ
folk tot t'lrtj-iiin.- liMi He, passed away in
hU iilnetlMili , year The motlior died In her
sew-nty-olBlitli jar. The grandparents Yoro
Itxi and li) years old nt thulr death With
four sons these last arrived In Utile York I
1K.M. whero th'iy Ived for smuo venrs They
removed u JvorfoU nlinut IKtH The names til
th nine bib ,,,, Afc William, who ietiiri,ed
tolorimtuii, 1Ki nnd spent over foity years
In the hardware UsIiioks. Thomas. TfVak
field. Mass: Divi.l, of Toronto; drorgo of
Vl't-rmt tho MlMfs Kuwbotu. Hurali. anj
Mary Hewitt; Slit- John I'nlnier, of Hamilton
Mrs Joseph, of Ilnrrlo Tho wholo nine at
tended divine sorvloo in tho church whore
thulr paiuuta wuishippoil. uro
AVTOUOiiihits ix r.injs, 11
Women Liko Them but They Object to Res jl
lug Known ns Chnuffeimes. Qj
The nutomohlle has lilt tho fancy of th 1'irMi
slans who ere always eager for novelty. ( -im1
netted carriages nnd flno horses are reposing ln, S
the stablos while thoir titled owners go b iwW tl
Inc alone tho Champs Elysec. In automo !eai i
of all shapes nnd kinds.
The women arqevonmorocnthushstleM-.-mte'
tholnnovatlon than tho men; but they have
grievance. In connection with tho new fad. unci a
are bitterly resenting the namo with which tha j
publlo has saddled them. In 1'nrK tho woman,!
who manages nn automobile Is called a,j (
"eA,mf)reue,"whIeh, translated literally, montult' , j ,
"a female stoker." Now there U nothing dliJ
reputable about the term, but the delicate susVl j
ceptibllities of tho leadors of Parisian society (
are wounded by so harsh a name. " Chauffnni
Indeed." says Mme. La Oomtosso. "OnemlghtU
as well be blancM$$euse and have donol 9
with it" Tosslbly one may not see thstj J
loglo in this fomlnlno doduotlon ; bnt tho women,! 1
do; and that degrading chauffeuit is the ouhn 1
drawback to a fad whloh is dally growing mom 1
popular. Tho Ouohosso d"Ur.os. who Is one o , I
tho most enthusisstlo devotees of tho automo 1
bile, has even appealed to the press to use It g
Influence against th;e word enanffttue andsubsd fg
stltute 'tho English motor womnn." TheJ m
Duchess Is prepared to sutter for hor fnlthri is
She has been arrested sovoral times and heavut ffl
ly flnod for running an automobile faster than a
the law allows. That sho will endure: hut BU
chantfeiif she cannot stand. Bho prophesies ' B
that, within a fow months, overy woman of iJIsV,
tlnctlon in Paris will havo yielded to the pro-,-! fl
vailing orate, and It will bo Imposslhlo thaS a
they should all be classed as femalo stokers. M
There Is a contingent In Paris that does noft, ffl
share the enthusiasm over tho new maohlne4j m
The fair eaaujTetMi!. and oven tho cnauf7rur,1 si
havo an Inconvenient way of running araudc' a
through a crowd that grates upon the nerves ot
sober and conservative citizens. Accidents
have boen many, and there nro n good many ft
persons who sharo the sentiments of SI. Hugucaj H
Iq Koux. who. with his wife and children, was1 m
almost run over the other dav In the Ilols. Ha'
has notified the Prefect of Police that he ln !i
tends to carry a loaded revolver in his pocket1 is
and will shoot any motor-man or woman vlio in
goes too fast with as little compunction as lu .,
would feel in shoetlng a mad dog. f
She Was Prepared. t
There was a feud on In the mountains, anl 1
as I went about from place to placo In quest of 1
walnut logs I was oompellod to be on my guard
at all times to prevent any disagreeable conso-
quences to myself. One day at noon I pulloo 1
up my buokboard at a vory comfortable Iiouhoi f
by the roadside and Inquired If there was a, ,
dinner to be bad in the neighborhood. The
woman who bad responded to my appeal asked
mo to alight and come In. after sho had lnve-tl-. 'i
gated and discovered that I did not belong to J
either atdo.of the tenders. A small boy took my
horso away to food him. nnd I went In to try 1
the dinner. During the meal I made some refij 5
erenoe to the trouble in tho mountains. ' i.
ies," she i said, "an my or man Is out with V
his gun ohasln' one uv tho Mnggsas this very i
minute. My ol' man, hadnt any needeessity i
uv takin' sides, not boln' kin nor mixed up in if- 1
noway.buttharwuzn't no room for him to go J
to Cuby, 'q so he said ez how ttaos bein'dull I
ho'd go eunnln' for that Muggs feller. Beein't '.
ho wuz a no-account nohow." i
It occurred to me that there was scarcely an t
oxeuse In this to go gunning for a fellow man. I
but I did not say so. j
lAjRn't j'ou nfrnid to havo your husband go
out this way?" I asked. I
"Oh, no; the Muggses don't amount to
shacks." I
" llut there are othors." I ventnred. f
Herfaco clouded a bit. f
'.t0. t,,em I'anklnses." sho said. "ThofJ S
ain t Muggses. w
.v''n', ,f ,nn, ahou'd got mlxoil up with fi
them ?" I asked. 1
Somcthln' would happen to him. I reckon.'?! 1
Atid are you prepared for that something? 1
This tlmo her face brightened to a positive" I
radiance, i s
J, o'fJL' X rp?.nn I ""." 60.ld with cheerf till ' 1
tn,fliJ,cS- . 1 fiot .ke,f hl'd thp "w I l"t mrl f
fust husban' In the feud seven years ago. but i, 1
SiTSL kic'V;'1 "'L8 tlme- 'r.r ' wont down tAy I
Ii1.?!?'?! ylstlddy. when my ol' man started o-it
with his gun, an' I bnught up every ynnluv' 1
mournin' thar wu? on, the shelves. i:f I nlu't ' 8
Hjf.eraf"ne.ralifrlone'l "obody never koS g
3Ilii Klngsley Apprnlses Wnmnn.
from Oir Kowlnn Unrnmg rail. i
I hnd once the interesting exiierienco of iee i
'h5t"i T?1 A" L'."n ''I'lof .come In to p.,y n K 1
nMtVw Z?l nui,,,,on '" "flet In con-i i- .-o I
0i""."'lnB killed and eaten t hreo native i .-i-
munleants of a Romuti Catho ic mb-slon . I
thulr way to their homos Tho payment of t hut 8
ber.slx teeth (elephant tusks), four hiiiidk of S
KiiRS5?Jlbre.'Vm, )()'a.ka cheeses, a S u 1
collection of iron swonls. two Engllth eli'na 3
basins, ten billets of elwny? n canoo- on, o? I
cani wood mixed wh hlllcteof bar mx "h ,.?n I
adulteration and live Indies Jn rnthe?bnd e
l.rUa.MandfrhIen:!ld', "mClal Wafl n ,0 W'"
tii;u,siH,n?v.:,?,,rsr ?rrn5;''n,ul 1(K,k
.u9n,obP,'rv'nK'tI remurked: "My dear sir
M,iJ?uUa,S?SSc0r,honM! U'rt vaffi:
" That's what they say." ho replied, "nnd. nir
fZHatlur- 'lerstnndPlt up to aVur-
"SJi0"' "2? Point." I Inquired. J
Those Indies." lie replied. 1&
They are quite correct" I said. "
(xirrft "lie ejaculated,
view" ' I0ra tt wlontlflo point at
Ho said something about ladles In ht .-i..(
pf dilapidation being possibly correot .mrSSh
but still iinaeslroheas far as ho pe?sona?lv-"w.5a
i':??'r.r"Mi- ? l B,lvj6ed him toY what wo caS
In the trsde languago of that locality "room
the bundle" and get Ivor? In lltm of t1 o ladlos '
n,V? ' ,n.smalT stuff-tho eurlos-flB he I nuautlr I
in L'i1 thfwrta and cheesesThnd '?". r
acted on the suggestion. I w us .-alle. in ster '
on. hpwover. U-oaubo thhs offlelaj. doubtleSa '
from the nutural gallantry of Ills nation nut a P
far higher equivalent value on the "ad Spb tnaa
tho local view, which was their true worth
m ma
BiMj "aRgoods
trademark ropvmsHUD Hair OrnBTTiBnls
IIAm noons. Tke .i.ortmeut und flnil uutr
rsnnot bo fouud cIowhcr
IIA1K nilKMbINO anil h.rr coloring, by vrt
Artlsu unnqulled in their profelonl
IIAllt OUNAJIENTS. Mutt U ,uf to reUIw
Hie eiquiilte variaty.
Tel-iuinii.cnll.lliOl-iBthSt. Cstsjogo. frea.
Nervous, run down Conditlnua, H1mi.1,,,.,w ,.,,.
Sdiiuii r,stmr.
'oksi:th maih: to okurh T.r.ti i i:
rittliig stout, alnnitvr nmt faulty liiriiroasaimi lir
Bet luhi : umi i,,of'. y0Ll- ' i' l" UUi aveuuu.
ue t lull! una 30'b all , ou-r Csmmeyor'a linu tor
Uullnblc-1 lrt-ciiua Work ut Low i'rlea, rt

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