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little girls' hats are alwajs the prettiest
creations of the milliner. Such fanciful
combinations of colors, twisting of ribbons
and turns of brim, such exquisite knots
and bows can only be worn over a fair
young face, which responds readily to the
reflection of the romantic stylo above it.
The flats of Tuscan straw, with their
moderately high crowns and full wide
brims, are the favorites for general wear.
They are not all expensive and can bo
made in every artistic form at moderate
Price. It Is here again that our democratic
form of fashion and buying and selling
gives one of moderate means and good
taste as good an opportunity to be stylish
as the wealthy. Materials may be different,
but the effect is nearly always the same.
An Episode of Border Warfare That the Old Cattleman Declares Was a Notable Exhibition of "Clean Pluck,
"Tell you-all a tale of blood!" The Old
Cattleman's tones rang with a note of
peevishness. "It shore Irritates me a heap,
son, when you Eastern cents looks allers to
the West for stories red an' drlppln' with
murder. Which mighty likely now. the
West Is plenty peaceful compared with this
yere East Itself. Thar's one thing you can
put in your memorandum book for footure
refrence, an' that Is, for all them years I
inhabits Arizona an' Texas an' sim'lar Im
pulsive an' energetic localities, I never
trembles for my life an' goes about plumb
furtive, er ectln' every moment is goln' to
be my net that a-waj ontll I finds mve'
camped on the sunrise of the Alleghenles.
I regyards the East as a mighty onsafe
region an' so I tells vou."
Having thus defended the West from
Eastern aspersion and oroperly established
its status as a theater of peace and lamb's
wool gentleness, my talkative friend ap
peared relieved. The red flush left his fur
rowed forehead and he was composed again
with his usual genial air.
"Nacherally, I admits." he went on. "thar
has bten "a modicum of blood shed West of t
tne .Mississippi an some suni snare uiuiui.
can be charged to Arizona. No. I can't say
I deplores these kllln's none. Every gent
has got to die. For one. I'm mighty glad
the game's rigged that a-way. I'd shore
hesitate a lot to be born, onlcss I was as
sured I'd un an' some day cash In. IJve
foreverT No, son; don't confer on me no
scch gloomy outlook. If a angel was to
appear In our midst, an' show a commis
sion from Omnipotence, an' then saw off on
me the news that I was to go on an' on
as I be now, livln forever like that Wan
derln' Jew vou reads of in the book, the
Information would stop my clock right thar.
That's straight: I'd drop dead In my moc
casins. "It .don't make much difference, when vou
gives yoursc'f to a cool, ca'm consld'nt'nti
of the question as to when you dies or how
you dies. The Important thing Is to die is
becomes a gent of spcrit who has nothln'
to regret. Every one soon or late comes to
hl trail's end. TJfc is iike a faro game.
One sport has J10, another 100, another a
J1.C00, and still others has rolls that wnn'd
pack a mule. But whether a gent is weak
or strong, pore or rich. It's written In ad
vance that he's doomed to go broke final.
He's doomed to die. Tharfore. when tint's
settled, of what moment is it whether he
goes broke In a hour or pikes along for a
week dies to-day or postpones his fnnerat
for years, an' mebby decades? None at all.
The matter of when you die Is of some
concern as a fear mebby, but you can put
down a bet It's of no Importance as a 'act:
an' 100 years from now If somebody aks
you the question you'll reply as I Jo new.
"Holdln to these ycre views, you can see
without my tcllln' that a klllin', once It be
over, ain't ilkely to harass me much. Like
all the rest of folks, I've been trailin' out
after my grave ever since I was foaled
on a hunt for my sepalcher. you may say
an' It ought not to pecooliarly shock me
plumb to a showdown jest because some
pard tracks up ag'lnst his last restln' plac?,
spTeads his ultimate blankets an' goes into
final camp a trifle before It come my turn.
An' with the last word, that's all thar Is to
the business of dyln'.
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I'ossrbly the best evidence of our compara
tively prosperous position for all classes
is the universality of good stjle In Amer
ica among children. It is no uncommon
thing to Fee little boys and girls of even
the poorer districts astonishingly well
dressed and alwajs well booted
Slipper Innovations That Are,
Comforrable and Practical.
Our little girls are going to wear many
slippers this summer There are many In
novations little Cleopatra affairs, which,
like the Colonial, with the strop underneath
the tongue, will gie a new air to our al
ready wonderful children's shoes Then
there are Roman sandals, with their straps,
and some other fanciful as well as prac
tical stjles which will command much at
tention. "But, speakln' of killin's, the most on
iisual I ever hears of is when Wild B"l
HlfKox cleans up the Jake McCandlas gang
I don't witness this carnage none mjse'f.
but I receives the story from Bill's own
llp, an- my notion Is, that on the broad
lines, he don't ovcrplaj- the facts for one
white chip. This Bill I knows Intlrmtc;
he's not so locoed as his name 'Wild n:T
might lead a gent to concloode. The truth
Is, he's a mighty craftj. careiul form of
sport; an' he never pulled a gun onlll 'ie
knew what for an' never otihonked it ont'I
he knew what at. An' speakln' of the lat
terthe onhookln' part that Wild Bill
never missed That's his one gift, li-' born
to make a center shot whenever his nix
shooter expressed ltse'f.
"This McCandlas time Is doorln them
border troubles between Missouri an' Kan
sas Just prior thorunto Bill gets the ill
will of the Missouri outfit bv some cun nliv
he makes at Independence, then the eastern
end of the old Santa Fe trail What IJI'l
accomplishes at Independence Is a heap ar
tlstlc an' effectual an' docs him credit, l'ut
It don't endear him none to the Missouri
heart Moreover, it starts a parcel of re
sentful zealots to looltin' for BUI a heap
f'rocious, an' so he pulls his freight for
pastures new.
"It's mebby six months later when Bill is
hoIJin' down a stage station some'errs over
In Kansas-it's about a daj's ride at a
road-gait from Independence for Ben Hcl-lii'aj-'s
overland line. Thar's the widow of
a compadre of Bill who has a wlckej-up
about a mile away, an' one day Bill gets
on h!s hoss. Black Neil, an' goes squat-Win'
over to see how the widow's gettln' on.
This Black Nell hoss of Bill's is some cali
brated. Black Nell Is tame as a kitten an'
savejs morc'n a hired man. She'd climb a
pa'r of steps an' come sa'nterln' Into n
dance hall or a hurdy gurdj If BUI calls to
her, an' I makes no doubt he'd a-took off
her own saddle an bridle an' gone to b1
With a pa'r blankets same as folks If Bill
had said it was the proper antic for a
"It's afternoon when Bill rides up to pow
wow with this relict of his pard. As he
comes Into the one room for said wlckevur.
ain't palatial, an' consists of one big room
that-a-way an' a Jim-crow lean-to Bill
" 'Howdy.iJuIer like that.
"Howdy, Bill,' says the widow. Set down
an' rest your bat while I roam 'round soms
an" rustle a lay-out of chuck.' This widow
has the right Ideo; folks on the plilns It al
lers hungry.
"While Bill Is camped down on a stool
waitin' for the promised carne an' Cap
Jacks or whatever may be the grub his
hostess is almln' to onloose he casts a
glance outen the window. He's Interested
at once. Off across the plains he discerns
the killer, McCandlas on' his band p'tntln'
straight for the widows. They're from Mis
souri; thor's 'leven of 'em: an all 'bad."
"As they can see his mare, Black Neil,
standln' In front of the widow's, BUI ar
gues jestiy that the McCandlas outfit knows
he's thar; an' from the speed they're makin'
In their approach, he likewise dedoo;es
that thejrc a heap eager for his company.
"BUI don't have to study none to tell that
thar's somebody goln' to get action. It's
Ilkely to be mighty onequal, but thar's no
he'p; an' so Bill pulls his gun-belt tighter
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Remember mat our shoes are the best In
the world, and we make such beautiful
things that all the fashionables of Europe
buy their shoes from America when they
cm bo fitted on our lasts Especially the.
shoes of the little ones are much prettier
on this side of the water than they are In
either Trance or England. They fit well
and are made just like grown people's,
with evtn the flat forms and bull-dog toes,
and are alwajs made with a perfection of
finish not seen elsewhere on the globe. Our
little g.rl i daintllv dressed and well con
sidered in evtr.v thing she wears from head
to foot. She does not wear last j ear's hat
with this year's dress. It is all new jnd
alwa;s with a view to complete harmony
Mademoiselle, the little girl, has all the
arious forms of attire that her elders tjs
tiallj rosscss They are not just children's
an' organizes to go as far as he can He
has with him onlv one sK-phooter; tint's
a seven oversight. Now. if lie was p tckln"
two. the approachln' encounter would have
carried snie fearhers of comfort. But he's
gt a nine-Inch bovvl an' that's a clement
of rel ef When his -K-.-hoot r's emptj ho
can fall lack on the knife, die hard, an'
leave his mark
"As Bill rolls the rv Under of h's pistol
to see that she's w-orkin free, an' loosens
the bowie so's to avoid deiajs. his eve
falls on a eight-spar' HawklnK rifle hangin'
above the dour.
" 'Is It loaded Jule" ask Bill.
" 'I.oided to gj-ards sas the widow.
" 'An' that ain't no fool of a piece of
news neither,' snvs Bill, as he reaches
down the rifle. 'Now. Jule. you-all better
stampede into the cellar a whole lot ontll
furthet orderx Thar's goln' to be some
heated times "round jerc an' you'd run the
rck of gettln' sCorched without bein' of
nnj" use.'
" 'I'd oonrr stnv an' se it out. Bill '
saj-s the widow Widows Is brave, that
a-w oy
" 'An' I'd shore say "staj." Jule.' says
Bill. 'If ou could turn a trick. But jou
sees yourse'f. you couldn't. An' you'd be In
the was- Th cellar is the place, an" I'd
shore make for It abrupt '
"Thar's a big burrow out In thp yard;
what Kana. people c'eenomlnntcs as a cj
clone cellar It's like i cave, everv rc'f-re-spectln'
Kansas fim'iv has on". The nnv
not ovn no baak account, hut J'ou can
gamble they've got a cj clone cave.
"Shore, it ain't for ornament, nor jet
for otcntitlon Thar's allers a breeze blow
in' plenty stiff across the plain. Common
ly, it's strenuous enough to pick up a
empty flour lmr'l an' hold It ag'inst the
side of a bulldln' twenty foot from the
ground an' rever dron It for n week. Secli
Is the usual zephjr. Folks don't heed them
none But thar hippens along now nn'
then one of these jcre cv clones, vvh.ch
Jumps a gent's camp, an' thpn it's time to
make for cover. Thar's notn'.n" n he said
back to a cj-clone. It'll tnk? the water
outen a well, or the hVr off j-our head;
it'll get away with everything about ou.
lncioodln jour address. Vour one ch-ince
is a cyclone cellar; an' even that refooge
ain't no shore-thing, for I knowed a cyclone
or.ee that simply feels down an' rulls n
badger outen his hole. Still, sech as the
last! I admits, is Infrequent.
"The widow accepts Bill's odvlce -in'
makes for the storm cave. This le-ivcs FM1
happy an' easy In his mind, for it give Mm
plenty of room an' nothln' to think of but
hlmse'f An' Bill dotes on a good fight
"He don't have long to wait after th
widow stampedes. Bill hears the sweep of
the "leven McCandlas bosses os they comes
chargln' up. No, he can't see; he ain't quite
that weak minded as to be lookln' out of
the window. As the band halts. Bill hears
(McCandlas say:
" 'Shore, gents; that's Wild Bill's hoss.
We've got him treed, an' to-morrj" evenin'
we'll put that long-ha'rcd skelp of h's on
exhibition in Independence." Then McCand
las gives a whoop, an' bluffs Bill to come
out. "Come out yere Bill: we needs yon is
decide a bet," yells McCandlas. 'Come out:
thar's no good skuiklnV
afea&--? &v3j&&jsJ&&Iz&ve -
Tour fashlonamo mtie rutss has her after
noon clothes, her evening clothes, auto
moUHng clothes and yachting clothes,
which must all be considered from their
different standpoints. She generally has
hjts, dresses anil stjlish sl.oes, as well as
gloves to suit each and every different oc
casion In winter she has her furs; but we
are now talking of summer, and so the sum
mer apparel is the Important question at
Now for the voung man the joung lord
of creation for he usually is the head of
the family v.er shortly after he makes n.s
appearance In its midst. Sometimes ne
weirs his importance vcrv. uncomfortabl
to others, but. as a rule, there Is no more
manl). well-brought-up joungster In the
world thai the American bov Bright, en
ergetic, quirk-minded, sterlirg in all other
qualitUs, they astound all Old World deni
" 'Saj-. Jake,- returts Bill; 'I'l! gimh'e
four to oi.e jou an' jour murderers ain't
grt the sartd to come after me. Come it
nee If vu fonts, i despises delavs an
bs'des Iv pot to be through with jou all
an- !a. It to th- stage tat'on bv da-k "
"'I'll pjt jo i vvh'te thar ain't n stae
lite Bill long btfo-e dark." savs M;
Ctnd'as An' w.th that he cnmt caperin
tluojch the wlndi-vv-sash, gla-v. an' tl.c
entire laj--out as blithe rs May daj an a
gun 'n fath haiil
"B'll cut" Inns the Hawkins at iUC tn I
las is he'j anx'oui to get the big gun -iff
b r hand" it si p.- MeCandlas. quar" in
t e d or.' as thej sajs in monte; only .is I
observes, it's the window. McCandlas 'alls
dead outside
- " 'Ai' I'm sorrj for that, too,' sajs Bill
to Mms f 'I'm r rcennture some a1 o"t
that shot. I eughtir let Jake com- In Tln-i
I cot Id have cot his guns.'
"When McCandla" sees" down the ten
otbe's. eharses with a whocp Thev" com.-s
siarln' thro gh everj wlnlov- thv l,r i'es
In the t'ocr. th"-. e escends on Bill's f r
ro"s like a 'pcurn on a pitrijge nf A:'
thn cn-ios the busiest season vvVch inv
gent of 'em ivcr butts n on. The air I'
heavj with bullets an' thick with moke I
cees the walls cf the room later, an' thej
looks like a colander
"It's a mighty fight, an Bill don't suffer
ron In his repoote that Kansas nfternoon
Fa-ter than jou ran cutint. h's gun barks;
an enrh tlnrt th t-s a warrior le's One.
two time, f ur. five. k'.. they plrt's o-t
..fter McCa-:t"lj, in' not h t'f R'- id
tween 'tm as they starts. It was good
lick an' fiool hcotin' In eomblnitlon.
"it's the limit: six dend to on- Colt's! No
gent ever approaches but once; nn" that's
a locoed sharp named Metzcer in Baton
He starts in with Bill Mculton. who's al
calde, an' Ix-cfs live an' creases another;
an' all to the same one gun The public,
before he ran rsload. hangs Metzer to the
ri'jn in fro-it o' the First Notional Bank,
so he don't o-ijoy hlmse'f neither much nor
long, revlewln" -aid feats. As I remarks,
however. Mctzger's is the sole occasion
vhn nnv gent ccmc the least bit near to
Wild Bill's work on the diy when he Itcks
horns with MrCandlas. Bifle an' sCv.-sii.vuer
empty, seven dead an' done, an" four to
talk It over with' That's the situation, by
corral count, when Bill pulls his bowie an'
starts In to finish up
"It shore ain't no boj-'s plaj; th qua'tt
who's still prancln' about the field is as bit
ter a combination as you'd hear of In a
long daj's ride. Their guns Is empty, too;
an the)" like Bill, are down to the steel.
An' thar's reason to believe that the fight
from this p'int on Is even more interestin'
tharuthe part that's gone before. Thar's no
haltin' or har.gln back; thar ain't a bash
ful gent In the herd. They goes to the cen
ter like one man.
"Bill, who's as quick an' strong as a
mountain Hon, with forty times the heart
an' fire, grips one McCandlas party by tha
wrist- Thar's a twist an' a wrench an'
Bill breaks his arm.
"That's the last of the battle BUI r-mem-bers.
AU is whirl an' smoke an" curse an"
stagger an cut an' stab after that, with
tables crashin an' a wreck an' Jingle of
"But the end comes. Whether the strus-
- 'Kah& - i&u
zens when nrst they meet them. Somi peo
ple who do not understand the spirit of the'
American joungster think he is too for
ward, and the so-called conservative na
tions regard him as offensive.
His Views as to
What Ho Wants.
This Is all a mistake. He Is Independent
and usually quite right in his discernment
and Judgment, but In the question of
clothes he is particularlj right. He won't
wear the wrong thing at the wrong time,
lie will not allow himself to be made a
guy of by anjbodj. and he usually is clean
and spick and span, and particular of h.s
apparel, which is made to be taken care
of He has many clothes and they are of
thn rUht kind The cloth is not alwajs the
best, but the cut finish and stjle is alwaj-s
theie. and the prices are like all readj--
gle from the moment when It's got down to
the bov.ies, lasts two minutes or twentj.
Bill never can s-ij When It's over. Bill finds
hlmse f still on his feet, an' he's pushin'
the last McCandlas gent off his blade. The
McCandlas pirtj. split through the heart,
falls to the Poor In a dend bunch, 'an
Bill's alone, blood to both shoulders.
"Is BUI hurt? Son. It ain't much likely
be's put leven tried flchtin' men into the
misty liejond, the final four with a knife,
an' him plumb scatheless! No: Bill's
-la-died so he wouldn't hold shavin's; an'
thar's more bullets in his frame than thar's
falls to the floor In a dead bunch, an'
who nrosneets Bill next day. allers al
lowed that he recovers a full pound of lead
from B '1
"When the battle Is over ah peace re--soofes
Its swaj. Bills begins to stagger.
An" he's prejed on by a ragln' thirst. Bill
steadies hlmse'f along the wall; an' weak
nn hnlf blind from the mists of fightln',
he feels his way out o doors. Thar's a tub
cf rain watclt onder the eaves; it's the only
thin? Bill's Ihlnkln' of at the last. He
bends dovn to drink, an" with that, falnt3
an falls with his head in the tub.
"It's the widow who rci-ccos BUI; she
emerges outen her cj clone cellar an" saves
BUI from a death b- drowning. An" ho
lives, too; lives to be downed jears after
wards when up at Deadwoid a timid party
who don't dare come 'round in front, drills
Bills from behind. But what can jou look
for? Folks who lives by the sword will
pciish bj the sword, as the Scripters sets
forth, an' I reckons them warnln'n likewise
covers guns But It's shore a dandj- fight,
that fight of Bill an' the McCandlas band;
'leven an' all warriors; an' Bill able at the
close to crow an' count up his game."
CcrjriKht. 130i by R. H. Ruj-ell.
Five Intellectual Feet.
According to President Charles W. Eliot
of Harvard University, there is no good
reason why tho normal human being should
not have an intellectual training that would
not onlj- meet the requirements of our ad
vanced civilization, but be up to the highest
standard as fixed by the learned president
himself, for recently he said: "A library
that will go on a shelf five feet long Is
enough to give an intellectual training to
any human being that ever came Into the
w orld."
Just think of it! You can hold the five
feet of volumes between your extended
palms, and all jou have Jo do Is to trans
mute their contents Into memory cells that
can, at the will, be nut into action for tbo
production of understanding.
Only five feet! I have taken the trouble
to put the rule on this and apply a little
mathematics As books In the library av
erage, five feet means thirty-seven volumes;
which is not an array to frighten a reader.
Again, an average shows that these thirty-seven
books contain 30,000 pages, made
up of 15.000,000 words. Not so very much
material from which to lmblbo Intellectual
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t A DrMflac nf oft PtM-inn .Sillr Stroamrs and FioWerS fcs
Draperies of Scft Ribbon, Silk
sare Trimmings Used on
made American wear remarkably low for
the quality and effect obtained.
Our joung man of any particular age has
his school clothes, his rousaln,? outfit, his
drcssj- apparel, and, not to be forgotten,
are his evening clothes, with white vest and
Tuxedo coat, his full-dress' suit in case of
necessitj-, his mannish shirts, with bosoms,
little separate collars, special four-in-hand
ties, even down to the S or 9 year size.
Then ho has golf clothes, just bke any of
the big bojs. Athletic apparel and the like,
made in exact semblance of the best Ideas
produced for his grown relatives.
The spirit of Americanism i3 that the boy
is a little man. consequently lis looks his
best In little men's apparel, tut the pretti
est and mo becoming Is his little military
suit, whether of the soldier or sailor tj-pe.
The sailor stjles, with their broad sailor
V-J J j.are Trimmings Used on the Latest Models. Lf j
When Richard Wagner died his wife wis
so overcome with grief that she cut off her
beautiful hair and deposited It in the coEn
of her husband. Her biographer Is under
the impression that this was the only ex
ample in literary historj of such a sign of
grief and sacrifice; but he Is mlstaken.
Whcn the Due de Morny was old and not
far from death, he still retained enough of
his extraordinary fascination over women
as to win the hand of a very beautiful and
joung Russian lady. She after hl3 death
became the Duchesse de Sesto, and was for
many vears one of the most distinguished
and beautiful of the ladies of Paris. She-
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Wife of the noted "Bob" Burdette, and one of tho most promlaeat ehab -sromea-llt taXaC9
Angeles convtstlofi.
Streamers and Flowers
the Latest Moaels
collars, blouses and bloomers, are especially
comfortable, and give plenty of room to get
around and play ball and give ease to every
muscle, even at the waistline.
Many of the boys who used to prefer th
long trousers because they made them look
grown up have tiven over that tasto for
the bloomer and zouave styles which wa
get from France, because they offer mor
freedom of movement than tha tight trous
er. All the bojs like plenty of room, so that
they can play around, and any clothing that
interferes with that part of their existence
is at once voted a nuisai.ee.
Of course, there are natty duck stilts, with,
long trousers. In the sailor style, blous
walsts, made In all colors, especially white,
with the regulation naval trimming" thai
make the young man look at his best alter
he has been property tubbed and scrubbed,
CopjTisht. 190, br the Economist Omen.
had also cut off her hair and laid It In th
coflin of her husband after his death.
Dante Gabriel Rosetti. when the beautiful
woman died who had been his lodestar and
guide, was so overwhelmed with grief that
he placed hi her coffin the manuscript o
the volume of poems which she- had to
spired. Rosetti was never the same maa
again, and the days after her death wer
but stations In the road to prematura death.
It was, perhaps, tho solicitation of frlenda
which Induced him ever to think of th
wonderful poems again; he was Induced t
get an order for exhumation from tho Horn.
Secretary; the manuscript was recovered;
and to-day English literature Is enriched by
many verses wmen u. " " " s
let die.
; Jyi

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