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lid! There is one for sach le
"See how becoming tney are?" ex
plained Miss Kirby. "Ankles neatly
buttoned into cuffs, which may be
, trimmed or plain I mean the cuffs
as the lady prefers.
"This is the first of a series of dress
reforms that I am going to agitate.
r Women are becoming disgusted with
slit gowns, the X-ray, the pannier.
They will welcome something more
I tasteful, more refined, less revealing
and more inconspicuous."
Recently Miss Kirby appeared in
public- in trouserettes. The skirt for
this costume is short oh, very short
oh, very short reaching not quite
to the knees, thus sliQwing off to
considerable advantage the nether
garment or garments; garments, of
course they are always plural.
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BELGIUM AGAIN A BATTLEFIELD
Belgium, from its early Roman his
tory, was often a pawn in the game
of nations, only winning its inde
pendence in 1832. Rome held it as a
province. The Franks ruled it for
a few centuries. - It was part of Spain
during the last days of that empire's
grandeur. It passed on to France,"
Austria and Holland. '
It followed the fortunes of Na
poleon, and the great battle of Water
loo was fought on its goil. The
French revolution gave the inspira
tion for the final 'revolt for inde
pendence from Holland, to whose
rule it was given after Napoleon's
Belgians have had little reverence
for kings. Even in the middle ages
it led in commerce and arts. Ant
( werp, Brussels and Ghent early
furnished an inspiration for Inde
pendence and industry.
Its vast system of co-operative
stores, owned by workers, and the
system of proportional representa
tion of government reflect the de
mand of its people to be allowed to
work out their own destinies, instead
of furnishing a battleground for
neighboring monarchy . ,
GIRL" OF THE SCREEN
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She is.called the "Kate Greenaway
Girl of-.the Screen" -because of her
likeness. vto creations of tie English
artist of the last generation. But she
autographs her pictures Eouise Huff,
and under the name she- writes
"Lubin-." W(hen she skips into a pic
ture she -brings with .her a pair of
violet eyes, a mass of .soft blond curls
and a delicate oval face.
Shels'five.feSt of quaintness.
The slipper, mo'ther spanks with.
The latch .string that tsout
The minister's sermon barrel.
Englishman's white spats.
New York Tribune, i