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PARIS. A]Til 3. l'.Hi
Now th.it we are beginning acquaintance
with showery Al>ril women are discreetly
turning th? ir attention to indoor dress.
There is plenty of time for planning, since
IV. owner of a sprint; tailor-made frock lias
the temerity to go about much and risk it
In such doubtful weather.
I had yesterday an intimation from the
Rue de la I'aix that dinner jackets will
form a <1. finite feature of summer toilets.
These little .>t - an SO pretty and SO con
venient that once fashionable women have
learned to appreciate them they are not
likely to part company readily. Much more
convenient than the cloak, which in the
past was thrown over the bar-- shoulders
when drafts became distressing, is the coat
which, it is rumored, may also take the
pla.-- of a carriage wrap. In the little
?-\ er.ir.g promenades upon balconies ana
verandas dinner coats have contributed one
of the smartest features of the Riviera
fashion pageant. Women who went away
with only one dinner coat have returned to
order two or three.
There is nothing complicated about ti.e
coat's construction; any clever girl can
mak>- one at home provided she is a good
needlewoman and knows how to cut and
tit JJost of th. garments are outlined in
Ix>uis XV shapes. The more expensive and
"individual" ones are of lace mounted o\er
some of the sheer silks or glace.
A deep ? "liar alx.ut the shoulders and a
rlbb .n to knot tT? coat in front are the
prominent char;- -eristics of each short
wrip Many of the garments are low upon
th- neck, so that the claim that they are
mean; to protect the shoulders from cold
Is not conclusive.
T:.. bis.iucd piece in the rear is always
tib-hly d- '??rutiv. . with fluffs of lace and
knots of rii !>or ..r glittering buckles or
l.uttons ad irning trie surface. There is no
lin.r. to li. (juiii'y and quantity of the
trimmings which may be applied to the lit
t). .. ? 11> Tiv; statement that they are
anroinally vrtpa la not to be taken too
m, i , . sin. ? they practically are acces
Be'.":- s of the main costume.
The Dinner Coat.
A vry simple dinner coat of plaited silk
wis trimmed with Lands of ribbon velvet
pir -n around the wrists and the edges of
t!i oat in zigzag pattern. The sleeves
wer. plaited from shoulder to elbow, and
b low that point the silk fell in a full, bell
shaped flare that inclosed a deep flounce of
Tich lace. The round, high collar of the
Jacket was covered with the same lace.
Vvide bands wf silk that formed the front
of the coat were heavily trimmed with
em ill metal buttons. Otherwise the gar
ni was .juile simple, for it is no very
difficult task to lay the narrow pin plaits
th't end l ist a few inches from the ribbon
velvet iior.i. r. allowing the silk to flare into
fallncas about the waist.
Accordion-plaited chiffon formed a deep
d ni -r coat of white with which a fashton
i,. ;r-l ist week embellished a rath.r
v tk act jid an unbecoming gown. The
c.i.it was a 1 ? >s< affair, the slip falling v 11
b-i '.v th- hips and being trimmed with
t: plait, .i friifs, tach of which was head
ed ,\ith a chiffon ruchlng. The shaped col
l,r of i tit ? 1 . hiffon was covered with
straps of silk and edged with a deep bor
der nia.l' up of medallions of lace inclosed
it. niching*. The sie ves, with the deep
tr ,.s the accordion plaiting falling to
the \vr;-ts. w ? re embellish* d with elbow
trimmin.its *'l t.? silk and with ru- hiug
Irinv 1 1.1 ? m.-dnlHons. TV Oil a choii of
, ji tfon it the termination of the collar fell
t irfs 't" the plaiting bordered with ruch
l::g-trimmed frills.
An Elderly Style.
A m jr stat' ly tlinner coat, one suitable
f .r an ? i-rly woman of unlet taste, was
made of lustrous satin In a deep shade of
lav. nd. r. The opt n space in front was
filled by eascad. d arrangements of lace
that f- d ivn each side of the garment.
The collar, cut in a curious shape, was of
satin heavily embroidered with flowers.
The sle.-v, s abov. the elbow were likewise
embroidered with flowers. The forearm,
bow. v. r.ror.-ist. d of an odd combination of
miff frills nwo in number) that disclosed a
very f- u. d? rtrimming. Narrow bands
of chai ::!Iv outlined a short double bolero
on the ,t. The wrists were daintily tied
tip wit . b. -ids f ribbon, and the ba?qued
portion f tl:* at was laid in a \.*rj full
,1: it. -> edged with a double row of the
narrow chantilly.
A tit*.-<1 . :t ? f accor.lion-plaited chiffon
wis i pari ? uiarly pleasing specimen of
th. r. w'style, liy a clever arrangement of
drawing strings and ribbons the back of
the Kirin. I w.-.s molded to the figure,
while m front it was loosely draped. A
1.,,.. i |Iai -r the shoulders was supple
mented w;:h a (1 -ur.ee of the accordion
plaiting, which was continued down the
front of the coat in a fichu drapery. An
accordion-plaited flounce formed the basque
and the forearm section of the sleeves. The
shoulder to arm arrangement was a com
bination of plaiting and lace insertions. On
the left shoulder a large chou gave the
finishing touch to one of the most charming
garments imaginable.
Truly regal In its elegance was the dinner
coat of guipure lace and striped satin. The
lace trimmed the deep collar of white satin
and supplied a sort of vest in the front.
Lace formed the edges of the very deep,
flaring cuffs that rose like Normandy caps
from the deep lace flounce at the elbow.
Strap* of black velvet under the arms were
Clasped in front by glittering paste buckles.
A Bom Dream.
Embroidered rose-celored crepe de chine
over silk was the material used in the con
struction of a very elaborate dinner coat.
Exquisite embroidered rosebuds outlined
the sleeve, flounce, the flounce beneath the
rollar and revers and the basque drapery.
The revers consisted of all-over embroid
eries framed in lines of satin ribbon. The
same ribbon was used on the flaring cuffs,
which, by the way. appear on almost all the
dinner coats. A tiny spray of ostrich tips
took the place of a chou on this garment.
A vest arrangement of silk covered with
narrow bands of ribbon clasped by tiny
jeweled buckles fastened the front of the
Irish crochet lace makes a handsome trlm
ming for almost anything. A collar of that
material may be diverted to innumerable
uses. A recent idea is to thread the open
work lace with narrow ribbon velvet, the
material being run through the open spaces
by means of a bodkin. Black is a very ef
fective color in this connection.
Little rosettes of ribbon form part of
every pretty model wash gown intended for
early summer, wear. These rosettes are
made in all kinds and colors of ribbon and
look very much like huge chrysanthemums
when pinned in place on the front of a col
lar or a belt.
Many of the summer fabrics are deco
rated with lace or satin stripes woven into
th?* material. These are seen to great ad
vantage on the silk slips over which the
dresses are worn.
For Fluffy Dresses.
If you would know how to make up the
new organdie, dimity or gauze gowns which
your have just bought remember that on a
washable skirt the straight or circular
flounce is about all that is allowed. Bands
of lace or ruchings of the material usually
mark off the head of the flounce. Waists,
too. are simple, cut either with a round or
a deep pointed yoke, showing a touch of
tucked white material underneath. Batiste
and mull dresses are frequently trimmed
with embroideries, but for the sheer cos
tumes only laces are in good taste, Valen
ciennes and point d"esprit being partifuiarly
:nneb coats.
| favored for the purpose. When the silk tin
derslip is dispensed with these thin frocks
I require the most exquisite lingerie, petti
coats and camesoles. The latter are mar
vels of beauty with their flounces and lace
frills and dainty inset lace motifs. Even
in underwear ribbon interlaclngs are to be
used, fastidious women having sets of rib
bons for this purpose matching each of the
thin gowns with which the dainty bits of
transparent clothing are to be worn. This
is only one of the many details in which
fashion favors complete harmony in the
matter of color.
Shirt waist frocks are to be exploited for
summer rougti-and-ready service in place
of the short woolen skirt and the separate
shirt waist. These wash frocks are, of
course, much cooler than the old-fashioned
outing combination and look fresher be
cause of their frequent visits to the tub.
Linen, pique, crash and madras are the
chief materials utilized in their making.
The gowns are very simple, a strapping of
the fabric caught above the flounce with
many lines of fine stitching being sufficient
to ornament that part of the costume. The
deep shirt waist of the suit is brought low
in front and likewise decorated with bands
of stitched strappings put on in any device
that pleases the wearer. The plain bishop
sletves are generally closed at the cuff
with a handsome gold clasp, while a collar
of the material Is supplied with a turnover
of embroidery, and a smart tie at the neck
completes the natty toilet. While for di
aphanous materials trains are imperative,
skirts of the shirt waist dresses merely
escape the ground.
Lovely Embroideries.
The rich embroideries that adorn dresses
bought in the shops are extravagantly high
in price, but most of them are far from
elaborate, and any woman'\who Is familiar
with the uses of the embroidery needle can
easily make many handsome dress acces
sories at home. Embroidered collars and
cuffs are the easiest to work, and if these
are to accompany a cloth street dress a
shade of ecru or chamois in fine broadcloth
makes the best foundation. The pattern
may be stamped upon the cloth at some
embroidery shop, or one of the paper trans
fer patterns may be adapted to the purpose.
Very coarse embroidery silk makes the best
thread to work with, and as flowers and
leaves are stitched on the collar in straight
lines the work Is very easily completed. The
difficulty comes in the blending of the silks,
which must be subdued in tone and match
the colors in the dress. Such embroidered
collars are usually detachable, a rovv of
loops on the under surface being slipped
over small buttons on the Inside of the
Empire Styles.
Long, stiff stays are not worn with empire
costumes, but only short ce'ntures, which
give a pretty curve to the figure without
torturing it unduly. Thus attired, the figure
gains suppleness, softness and even majusty.
If this fashion should really become gen
eral there will be a perfect revolution in
woman's beauty. Wasp waists will be en
tirely discarded (while the fashion lasts at
all events), whether a belt or sash be worn
round the waist or not. But we have not
come to this yet.
Evening Shoes.
All evening shoes have exceedingly long,
pointed toes and are, as a rule, exquisitely
embroidered. A useful and effective shoe
of white kid is embroidered with gold beads,
and morocco leather is now dyed in the
most delicate tints, which are charming
with black or white gowns. In black shoes
embroidered with Jet there are many nov
elties, among which the crossed straps and
transparent toe caps are extremely chic
for wearing with filmy black toilets.
Fancy Coats.
Tea coats and coffee coats are made of
lace, damask, brocade, moire and velvet,
with swansdown edging them. They are
worn over lace chemisettes with pearl dog
collars instead of the usual lace collar or
ruchlng. Collars, however, are much worn
with ordinary gowns, and ladles are again
doing embroidery work for them. Many old
things indeed are coming Into fashion again,
as long knitted and crochet silk purses with
beads threaded on silk. Theater bags are
also being prettily embroidered in colored
silk and gemlike beads. Beading is a very
pretty and favorite work for ladies, who
may make lovely collars and chemisettes
with It.
Popularity of Bark Colors.
We quickly tire of colors unless we have
an almost unlimited number of gowns In
our wardrobe at one time. We weary our
selves and our friends by adopting every
thing outre in the way of dress. This per
haps accounts for the universal wearing of
black apart from mourning. Brown, too, is
popular and is almost as useful as the mora
somber hue.
Warding {D?F'Wrinkles and
* Adipose.
keeping the skin smooth and
Shaking Out Faeial Lines and Relax
ing Tired Mus
(Copyright, 1002, by s. a ,rcClun. c<> )
good'^ks. and adiP?8e Ere thC f?eS ?f
We Wh? tnay haPPen to be thus
t0 W?rk at once 10 restore our
beaut> and renew our youth.
ta*J?r ,S. !Ile taSk a herculean one if under
have bicome0Ud^t: that is' before wrinkles
nave become deep-seated and the cheeks
too pronouncedly plump.
An ounce of prevention is always worth
several pounds of cure, and it is better to
? 'f1*6 ?are of our comP'exions be
fore they begin to show wear and tear
Nature gets a little tired as the vears go
on so we must brace up and do some of
sZJZ I hen The circulation becomes
sluggish and needs to be stimulated, which
I of CS Jl""0 by facial exercise or manipu
lation, thus bringing the blood to the sur
afe. tf we can at least once every dav in
any way, bring the blood to the" surface,
flushing the face, so to speak, we are doing
something toward keeping wrinkles in mod
est retirement.
Kxercising the facial muscles is so swift
b?owSUthat thTdUCer of smooth cheeks and
orow that the woman who has once tried
ror^ t(f ay fa,ls ln love With her rnir
mom- & an(,1 resolves that the cere
-rh^ , -e [l dai'y one in future.
sentlv in tpfu 1 by washln& the face
After thi. pd watpr with a P"re soap,
still aMIn n warmer lather Is used, and
?i . warmer one, until the water
<i? as r'an be borne. The face being
now thoroughly cleansed and heated is
ready for the treatment. "taiea, is
infn S.?hi' emollient cream is gently rubbed
Into the skin with the fingers, after the
Thwf a Sha!,rip00' during the massage
I his partly supplies the natural oil, which
i up as we Srow older, leaving
the skin loose and relaxed, and. of course
, naturaI oil, therefore, must
^ ^ ^ an ai*tificial oil.
From habitual contraction, not only have
lines been formed on the forehead, but the
muscles have become contracted, and it is
<v?mStvP' iT-0t .?nIy t0 effaoe tne wrinkles
from the skin, but also to etretc-h and draw
the muscle to its original length.
1 he large muscle of the forehead, the
occipito-frontalis, is attached along the
level of the eyebrows, and it runs back to
the hair. When It contracts or shortens
the skin, remaining the same, is loose, and
therefore lies in folds.
To "break these lines." speaking techni
cally. and to lengthen' the muscle, massage
the lines with a rotary motion from the
center toward the temples. Press firmlv
with the fleshy cushions at the tips of the
fingers until tljiere is a decided glow. A
firm pressure is very necessary.
After going over the lines in this wav
begin again at the first and manipulate
them again, continue the treatment for
half an hour. If the lines are not very deep
they will nearly, if not wholly, disappear.
.if", lf the Iines are deep the improvement
will be marked; a little hot. sweet oil rub
bed on the lines sometimes hastens the
cure, and it is better than the cold cream.
The corrugator supercilli muscles extend
on either side, from the space between the
eyes to the highest portion of the eyebrow
arch. By habitualcontraction of these
muscles the perpendicular lines between the
ey$s are formed?they are said to betoken
the scold. In eradicating these lines rub
crosswise, holding the "skin firmly with the
fingers of tho other hand to prevent undue
stretching. Bub out from the center of
the face, beginning below and working un
on the line.
Can Do It Herself.
A woman with a little practice can suc
cessfully massage her own face, but it is
best to exchange treatment with a friend
one who has strong, firm fingers being
' There are more beautiful things in the
world than crow's feet, but they are not
always incorrigible. Here, as elsewhere by
rubbing circulation is increased, .but the
work must be done gently and with discre
tion. With the forefinger dipped in hot oil
or melted mutton tallow?and there is noth
ing better to nourish the skin?rub up
across the lines, and round and round and
remember just here that time must be
wholly disregarded by the beauty seeker?
that length of time or lapse of days is not
at all to be considered by the one who
would be beautiful. Beauty sufTers no pain
and beauty must begrudge no time.
When lines appear under and over the
eyes, the lids should be gently closed and
drawn a little tense and the lines stroked
by quick passes of the forefinger and mid
dle finger. The forefinger is placed above
the eye, the middle finger below. Do not
use too much strength and perform the
movement back and forth as quieklv as
To prevent or drive away the hard lines
about the mouth, that often settle from
the nose down, as the cheeks tend to fall
inward, the movement must be upward
and outward, using the forefingers Here
also is the use of a melted or hot oil ad
visable. These lines about the mouth-pa
rentheses. as they have been called?are the
most obstinate ones to deal with To ob
literate them one must begin operations be
fore 'hey appear wiiich bit of advice is not
Intended for a joke, although it may sound
like a feeble one.
About too much flesh on the face?com
p exion specialists tell us in this case that
all movements must be downward Make
lists of your pretty hands, and rub down
and round, with rather a heavy pressure
To put flesh on let the movements made by
your clenched hands be upward Down
ward motions to take off flesti is therefore
the watchword; upward motions, to take
on flesh. In cases of emaciation, as much
C0^ai>" as the skin will absorb should
be rubbed in; or to bathe the face in new
milk now and then Is bemficial
The last step is to rinse the face in water
scented with violet perfume to remove
every particle of grease; wipe dry with a
soft, damask tpwel. y a
"Shaking out the wrinkles Is my wav "
declares one who is Mil] a belle and beautv
although old enough to have wrinkles if
she wanted them.
"I sit down and rest my elbows on mv
knees, relaxing the *iuscles at the back
of the neck and thfe facial muscles: th?n
I drop my jaw and look perfectly idiotic
I suppose because I have 'shaken' awav
all my expression. Now I move mv head I
sldewise rapidly enough to make the
cheeks shake, as they will in a verv amus
ing way, providing the muscles of the face
are relaxed. T e
Relaxing Muscles.
"Then I let|'?ny head move slowly for
ward until it drops upon the breast; paus
ing a moment, I slowly raise the head and
continue the motion backward until the
head rests upon the spinal column. Paus
ing a moment, I raise, the head to position
and then turn a little to the right and
again forward and downward and then
over back. X turn a little farther each
time until theSchin rests over the shoulder
then I begin at the center again, and turn
in the same way by degrees to the left "
It takes some time to gain the control '
necessary to this relaxation, as you wh
discover, if you try the cure, but the ob- !
stinate muscles and jaw can be conquered
and every one should be able to exercise
this power. Specially should attention be
noiVngeaa """" " ?ne'' d'?on U
You may temile, but It Is really no laugh
ing matter, and in all earnestness * can
assure you that a fit of bad temper" mav
be put to flight by relaxing the jaw.
Important Details.
"I let my face rest hours at a time"
said an old lady who U famous for the
smoothness of her skin. "I smooth it out
and let It rest, and then the wrinkles can't
*et In. Many people go to sleep with a
frown on their foreheads. Since I was a
tfrl I have fastened a band of white net
across my forehead every night, just tight
enough to keep me from frowning."
The harder the flesh the more perfect
the skin. It is on this ground that Melba.
Langtry, Mrs. Kendall and many other
women abjure the use of a veil, w >rn so
much by American women. English women
know that by exposing the skin to the sun
and air the best results are procured, mak
ing it hard and firm Xtver mind about
tan and freckles.
The woman who smiles rather than
frowns will have a skin smoother und
freer from wrinkles than the woman who
knots her brow and pulls down the cor
ners of her mouth. It is no use to devote
oneself to emollients for smoothing i.r.d
softening the skin when the heart is full
of bitter feelings that contract the muscles,
induce frowns and wrinkles, and give the
face a rigid, harsh contour that can never
be softened by artificial aids. Be cheerful
and sunny if you would be beautiful.
The wrinkles of old age are not In them
selves unbeautiful, because they are not
unnatural. Every emotion leaves traces
on our face imperceptible, day by day, but
very plain when years have made them
habitual. If our emotions are narrow,
mean and hard, the wrinkles when they
come with time will indeed be disfiguring.
Generosity of thought, kindliness, cheerful
ness and good humor make wrinkles that
beautify and glorify an old face, that no
one can look on it without pleasure. It is
no use struggling against wrinkles when
we are verging on four score. We can
only choose whether we will have them
beautiful or ugly.
Some Wrinkle Don'ts.
Don't speak with all the muscles of the
face. It is very charming and captivating
to be deeply, deadly in earnest, but facial
grimaces form creases which in time will
become fixed.
Don't worry, but if worry you must, keep
the forehead smooth?don't wrinkle It.
Don't wear tight shoes. They make a
young face look old, drawn and wrinkled in
a few hours.
Don't neglect the ten-minutes' rest dur
ing the day. with the feet raised. It gives
the whole body a great sense of repose,
and works wonders in smoothing out the
lines of the face.
Don't let insomnia get the upperhand.
By all means in your power try to break up
the habit: sleeplessness is often caused by
unconscious hunger, and a cup of hot
water, or hot milk, or a biscuit, will often
induce sleep.
Don't go too long without food. Hunger
gives a strained look to the face. Now and
then if one is fatigued a bite between meals
will Invigorate the whole system and give
relaxation and repose to strained muscles
and nerves.
Don't sit facing a strong light.
Don't stoop or bend over while writing
or reading.
Don't frown, don't scowl.
Don't use violence in smoothing the face,
for it will not stand being pounded. The
manipulation must be gentle and even, or
the skin will become coarse and leathery.
The face is the most sensitive part of the
body, being covered with a network of del
icate nerves, arteries and veins.
Don't rub the lines the wrong way, or
they will become more, instead of less
prominent: rub across the wrinkles with a
rotary motion.
Don't loosen the skin from the underly
| ing tissues, or stretch it.
Don't forget that pressure should be in
| ward.
| Don't flex the last joint of the fingers. Tn
all forms of massage, this joint should be
I extended, flexion being limited to the sec
| ond joint and the knuckle. In this way. one
gets a broad surface for contact with the
part, which gives a pleasanter, as well as
more effective massage.
Don't forget that occasionally during
treatment the face should be gently
smoothed with the tips of the lingers of
I both hands.
j Don't be anxious or disheartened or im
! patient; these passions make ugiy lines
| on the face.
Don't btli^ve that there is any super
. natural virtue in being ugly or that it is
| so very frivolous to contrive that a man
shall always remain in love with his own
Useful Recipes.
For perspiring hands, after washing your
hands try rubbing the palms with alcohol
and then dust them with a powder of
French chalk three drams and arrowroot
three scruples. Mix this well and put In
a thin muslin bag.
The following is a good lotion for re
moving tan after being exposed to the run:
I Rosewater, one pint; pulverized borax,
one-half ounce; strained lemon juice, one
ounce. Mix thoroughly and bottle. Apply
a little to the face by means of a linen
To soften and whiten the arms, a mix
ture of equal parts of cream and lemor.
juice is excellent.
To make the hair fluffy, occasionally givv
it a shampoo in water containing powdered j
borax, the proportion being a teaspoon of
borax to one pint of water. Do not use too
often, as borax makes the hair dry. Rub
a little alcohol on the hair about the face
with a nail brush if you want to curl your
hair in a hurry and put it up on curl pa
pers; in a few moments the hair will be
wavy. Alcohol is also drying to the hair,
and must not be used frequently.
If your skin is cily, boil one-half pound
of epsom salts in one quart rain water
for fifteen minutes; strain, and add one
drachm of glycerine, one ounce rosewater,
two ounces bay rum and bottle. To apply
this lotion, pour a little in the hand and
then on the face, rubbing it in gently.
A cream to remove Incipient wrinkles and
soften and whiten the skin Is made by
melting separately two ounces white wax
and two ounces spermaoeti. Put on a
large, warm platter, add six ounces pure
cocoanut oil and beat to a thick cream.
Perfume with rose or violet. To apply
take up on the tips of the fingers plenty
of tl)e cream and rub gently over face,
throat, arms and hands. The face must
be rubbed away from the eyes and up
ward from the chin; the neck must be
rubbed around; the hands toward the arm.
After the cream is rubbed In well, but not
dry, rub off with a soft cloth. Use this
cocoanut on cream about twice a month, i
"If nan sprang from a monkey, what
did woman spring from?"
"Don'< know." I
"Why, a mouse."?Chicago News.
A Modern Vice Sternly
The Blame and the Shame Point a
Strong Moral Les
Writtnn for Ttoo F.venin? Star.
I have been sitting at dinner with a com
pany of thieves?
And O, * her were pretty, urn] O, 1 h.-r wtc cay.
But they carried tli" kpimhis in tbeir pocket* away.
Of course, that about the pockets Is
pot tic license. For there was not a woman
among them who had such a thing as a
pocket in her gown. But the rest is true
enough, and that is the worst of it.
It was a little party at one of the pretty
and fashionable restaurants down town,
and out of compliment to the bevy of bright
women who were to dine there the host put
or. all the bravery of his plate and china
closets, and served each course on rare and
beautiful wares, to the great delight of
evtry one present. The spirit of covetous
ness showed its horrid form early. Hut
when ices came on in lilies of frosted silver,
fair faces became distorted with greed.
"I must steal one of those lovtly things,"
a woman said, laughing at a thought for
which she would have sent her waiting
maid to jail, and there were hysterical
whispers and abashed smiles when the
waiter bore down upon the things and took
them safely away. Then came the coffee in
cups as fine as egg shells, with cunning lit
tle spoons of many shapes ornately dec
orated in colored enamels. These trifles
were of value, and were doubtless prized by
their owner, but the women who sat at
that board deliberately took them away as
souvenirs of the dinner and the day.
Mothers of young sons purloined trophies
to hang in the very mom where they will
sit to teach the little ones the solemn
words, "Thou shalt not steal."
I believe measures to stop the astonishing
practice of pilfering are now being urged
by restaurant epers and hotel m* n every
where, as their losses from that cause
alone are of appalling proportion-*. Women
p.re not alone in this way of transgression.
Men carry off wine glasses and small ar
ticles which please their eye.1-, with no
thought but of their cleverness In getting
them away. And so poor soni* tim* s is our
humanity, manv of these very m,in would
deal harshly with a father caught in such a
crime as stealing bread.
A Strong Comparison.
Tf arson could be treated as a bit of play- i
fulness, the towns would all he bl:izing. for
the Imp of mischief did not die wlMS Adam j
moved. Somebody treated the matter of ,
sti aling spoons at a public dinner as a Joke,
and such is the influence of example when
one member of a company shows a smiling
epg<rness to appropriate wliit does not be
long to her another will follow without a
qralm of conscience. Gently reared and
Christian ladies have gone out of hotels
with the house linen in their trunks and
the house spoons in their sleeves, and all
because, through some false reasoning,
they think the landlord has been overpaid.
"i have a perfect right, to these things,"
one mav say, "for I am paying $10 a day,
and it does not cost that to feed me, I
Hut if she has a right to them, why hide
them? The excuse will not hold. If one
cannot afford to pay $10 a day and live in
honor, let her pay one dollar or ten cents
and keep her lingers from taking that
which is not her own.
1 do not believe that women realize the
blame of it and the shame of it! It has
become a custom, winked at by society,
but. oh. my sisters, it is a wrong which
will in some way cast its shadow upon the
innoctnt. It is not so much what we do
for ou;-se!v<s; but children look for truth
in us as we look to the face of God. If we
would have our children true, we must be
true from our lips inward. This habit that
seems so smart a Juke looks like a baser,
thing to the-'r pure eyes. They know si
little of the juggling of words, and things*
to them are either right or wrong. This
was brought home to a friend of mine a
few days ago, and she has told me the
story from a mother heart.
Bad Example.
She was taking luncheon with some
friends at a cafe, and she noticed on the
table a little carved match safe of quaint
and beautiful design.
"I have a mind to take that home to my
husband." she laughed, and her companions
urged her to do so. So she tucked it in her
muff and went out with the glee of the
She showed It to her husband when he
reached home that night, and related how
she thought of him at the lunch, and he
kissed and praised her, patting her cheek
with caressing fingers. Her little son, a
child of three, was in the room, but he
paid, seemingly, no heed to the conversa
tion. The next'day she ?ook the little one
with her to'call on a dear old friend whose
eyes had been* washed clear enough by the
tears of life to see the- fields of heaven. The
child played with others in an adjoining
room, and through the open door she heard
him exclaim boastfully:
"My mother's * thief!"
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some one els?, but b? held Ills ground
stoutly. . . , .
"Yes, sh? is. too. She stole a ma'.cn para
for my father and he kissed her. \N hen {
am biff I'm going to lie a robber, too:'"
The poor ?woman beard in a perfect agony
of shame, and she fv.ll on her knees besiaa
her old friend. , .......
"It Is true," she whimpered: it is ? ru*.
Rut. oh. I did not reiillzo it 1 What shall
The wise friend advised her to tell tlid
boy all about It. keeping no blamo from
herself and dwelling on how his word* had
shown her the matter In its truo I'Sht
"I,et him," she added. "suggest a remedy.
And so th? mother, weeping, made con
fession to her child, and he put his soft
arms around h* r and saldt with some sup?
prise because sht? had not thought of it:
"t?et us take it back to the man. mamma.
And with her hand in his little hand slid
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Tlie story of tlie Kescne as T??l?l by the >1 a#
Himself?To tlie Knowledge and Con.
fldence of the Itev, Fmest
Graves He Owes Hi* Life.
David Collins, a coal miner, employed In ?>ne of
the mines at New Straltsvllle, Ohio, had a narrow
escape from a horrible death, ii'* tells the stoiy
himself, as follows:
"While 1 was at work In the mint'." he says, "t
began to notice a feeling of oppression. It < ?ma
upon me very gradually, hut steadily grew wont
and worse, until finally I became really sick. My
stomach was most affected. It In-cm me very sensi
tive aud would not retain food at all. My l.dvel*
also troubled me, my limb* acre swollen and I
had fiequeut hemorrhages of the teeth and gums
and nose. For nine months I was under a physi
cian's care, but I kept growing worse till I >va*
obliged to stay In !>ed. After I had !?"-n in bed
three days six different physicians called aud all
pronounced my else incurable. Th?y said I had
pernicious anaemia one of tha most hopeles* of
"Then, when the doctor* acknowledged that
they had done all they could, and I could not t.k*
their medicine, nor could they prescribe anything
else, the Her. Ernest Graves, pastor of the Bap
tist cbttreh here, sugested the use of Dr. Will
lam*' Iluk Pills for Pale People. My stomach re
tained the pill* when the physicians' medicine*
produced the greatest distress. As near a* my
nurses could judge lnimcdiate relief followed.
"Ther# is only this to add: My death wis
hourly expected, and upon .taking Dr. Williams*
link Pills according to directions I left my !>ed
In a few week* und was on the way to recovery.
I continued their ose and was cured Many others
hereabout* are using this wouderful medicine with
excellent result*."
? The Key. "^racst Graves, pastor of the Haptist
Church. New Strsl'evllle, to whom Mr. Collin* re
fers. speaks of his case as follows:
"We htve a striking example of wli*t Dr Will
lams' Pink Pill* for P*le People have done In thi*
commuu'tv at the present tluie. a case that l?>r
dcrs on th.? miraculous It Is that of David Col
lins. a metftier of my church and a very valuable
helper In U. A few months ago he was taken
very sick am. was given up to die by six doctor*.
Dr. Williams* Pink Pills cured him, and so thor
oughly that IVw this man. who the doctors said
must die. can be found any day working In the
coal mine. I corn.* it * great privilege to be *blc
to say I advlse.l, u.-.v. rather I Insisted upon Lis
taking Dr. Williams' rink Pills.
??I hare great cootldei. * In lbc*e pill* and firm
ly believe them to he Ml tb?t 1* claimed for
them. This confidence ha* :>eeu broaght about In
r*rtous war*. In the first thl* remedy ws*
brought especially to my not I.- by my wife**
brother who hatt suffered from aiu?ml* and to
cured by Dr. William** Pink TOIs s.nce learning
r?f the fact I h*re alw*ys deemed It my duty to
?dvlse the use oT thlg medicine to all I ui?et who
are suffering with that or, kindred disorder*."
Dr. Willl*m?" Pink Pitt* tor Pal* People wtll
never fall to efleet a cot* If used per*l?t*otly for
a reasonable length of time. They may he had
at ail druggists or direct from the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co.. *!x 50-cent hose* for tws
and a half, postpaid 00 rscsiyt ti pries.

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