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Here is a version of the tailored suit
that Is distinctly new and in excellent
style. It conserves wool to the last
Inch In the coat In order that the
skirt may be Indulged in an unaccus
tomed bit of drapery at the back. In
nearly all the new spring suits it Is
the skirt that has not an inch of cloth
to spare, for the regulation skirt is
ns plain as the experienced tailor
knows how to make it. The coat is
made interesting with the remainder
of the goods from the allowed yardage
Which must not exceed four and a half
yards of 54-inch goods.
Small checks in which blue and
black, brown and black, or green and
black, are the predominating color
combinations, are featured this spring
made up with a plain fabric of the
color in colored check, and the colors
are dark, but vivid. There are quiet
er checks, like that in the picture, in
taupe and gray and an occasional black
and white.
The small, fitted-in coat in the suit
pictured has no pepluin at the sides
and front, only the side bodies and
-- -||iiir
Center of the back are extended into a
short pepluin. Three narrow tucks are
stitched in at the waistline, across the
back, where they make themselves
very useful. They help fit the coat to
the figure, and make the required sup
port for the belt. This fastens at
each side of the back with three hand
some bone buttons of gray with bor
der of white set in a rim of black. The
belt is wide and plain and extends
shout the figure without wrinkles. The
long collar is of white wash satin.
The skirt is smooth across the front
with two plaits at each side. The
back is cut long enough to allow it to
be caught up In two places.
There are a good many of these
short coats, in a variety of designs, be
Bldes eton Jackets, that make it easy
to use a short allowance of material.
Many suits are lavishly braid-trimmed,
with the braid applied in many par
allel rows to plain coats and skirts.
Some checked suits are bound with
braid but checks take the place of
decorations and are at their best when
simply treated.
The revival of trimmings has trans
formed the showrooms and windows of
millinery establishments into a millin
ery paradise filled with beautiful flow
ers and fruits, ribbons and braids and
all sorts of alluring fabrics. Much of
this splendor of joyous millinery is
out of the question for the "flapper*
who must wait until more years thaï
seventeen have passed by her befort
she may have whatever she wills. "II
is forbidden" is written on much trim
med millinery for her.
But those who make the needs oi
the young girl their special care. hav<
provided lovely, simply trimmed hatl
for her : embodying the charm oi
little girlhood in them. No on«
else can wear hats just like them
Three models, made for the girl be
tween twelve and seventeen are pie
! tured in the group above, two of them
! for all-round wear and one for dress
I up times. The hat at the upper left
: is of Italian milan with the crown lr
; the natural color of the straw and tht
j brim in blue. Several colors in the
I brim with natural color in the crowt
! make a choice of combinations possl
! ble in this hat. It is trimmed with
j a wide band of moire ribbon fastened
j at the front with a painted ornament
! of wood. Th- 1 ribbon extends from th«
; right front of the shape to the middlt
1 of the back, about the left side. It If
turned down at the back falling in t
single sash end to ihe waistline.
At the right a snappy, picturesque
shape is of Italian milan all in the nat
ural color of the braid. It rolls up at
the left side. A bnnd of blue velvet
ribbon is attached to the upturn and
brought around the hat to the back.
Here It is arranged in a flat bow
against the crown with two short
streamers falling from it half way to
the waistline. An ornament painted
in the same bright blue as the ribbon
is posed against the crown at the right
No flapper will be able to look upon
the hat pictured at the center of the
group without growing enthusiastic.
It is a light pink hair braid having a
wide brim faced with georgette crepe
and three rows of narrow lingerie lace
in frills about the brim. It has a long
sash of wide pink satin ribbon and the
sweetest of small garden roses, full
blown, sets in its leaves, against the
sash at the front. Almost any flapper
will blossom into a vision of loveliness
in It
A mother hands her daughter a iot
of advice she ought to haw followed
herself, but didn't.
:sci üvstsry"
S transe;
I,Copyright, ISIS, by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicate.)
"You are cordially invited to attend
a dance to he given by the employees
of thls^mtel on Wednesday evening.
Dancing iii the garage from s :.",0 to
10 o'clock. Please come with escort."
Anne frowned when she read the
little card. When school had shut
down very unexpectedly for an en
forced vacation, she had felt that she
must earn some extra money. The re
suit was that she had accepted a so
called "war time" position in one of
the suburban hotels, hut that such a
position has its dilfieulties, and Is
mighty different from teaching school,
Anne was just beginning to find out.
"I really can't go," she told herself.
"I hardly know any of the people who
will be there. And besides I haven't
any young man to ask for my escort."
"Oh, there's Mr. Stevens," as the
manager of the hotel came into the
lobby. 'Til ask him to advise me what
to do," and she hurried over to meet
He greeted her with a pleasant
smile for he had taken great interest
in the girl who had come to him when
school had closed and frankly told him
of her desire to earn more money in
order to fit herself for "bigger tilings."
He listened carefully to the story of
her difficulty.
"Why, I'd just look in for half an
hour, if I were you," he said, when
she had finished ; "you needn't dance
if you don't want to, and your lack of
an escort will give you sufficient ex
cuse, hut I think you'd better go if only
for a few minutes, so that the others
won't think you are trying to he dif
Anne thanked him, and hurried off.
wondering why she hadn't thought of
that herself, and resolved that she
would look her prettiest, even if she
didn't particularly care about going.
After dinner, she went to her little
room under the eaves, to don her
party gown.
"Goodness ! How gay we shall be !"
she exclaimed to herself, as she shook
out her dress. "I wonder If I haven't
been to a party since the farewell eve
ning that the teachers gave to the old
superintendent. Wonder what the new
man 'll be like," and her mind wan
dered off to the subject that lay near
est her heart—school.
"They say he's young and quite fas
cinating," she thought, "and I suppose
that means that all the teachers in the
district will set their caps for him.
But here's one that won't." And she
jabbed a hairpin in with extra force,
for Anne had "ideas" oil the subject
of "Men."
The last lock of hair securely fas
tened, and the last frill on the dress
alternately coaxed and patted into
place, Anne sallied forth alone to the
garage which had been transformed
into a dance hall for the evening's
festivities, quite surprised to find her
self rather excited at the prospects of
going to a dance, even though the
guests were to be maids and chauf
"I believe I'm going to enjoy it after
all," she told herself, with no little
amusement. "I shouldn't he at all sur
prised if I find myself accepting an
invitation to dance with some tall
youth 'who drives a gentleman's car,'
and who probably—"
"Good gracious," and Anne gave a
little scream as a big machine shot by
her, and came to a sudden stop a few
feet beyond.
"My, but that was a narrow escape !"
and the girl leaned weakly against the
door of the garage, totally unnerved
by the shock.
"I do hope I haven't hurt you," call
out out a masculine voice from the
darkness beyond ; a voice in which an
noyance and concern struggled for the
mastery. "I do hope you are not hurt,"
and instinctively his cap camp off, as,
coming into the light streaming out
through the door of the dance hall,
he saw the slender, dainty, girlish fig
ure leaning up against the side of the
"They told me down the road that
there was a dance in the garage up
here, so I was just running past look
ing for a place to put up my car for
a while. I'm most awfully sorry if
I've frightened you."
Anne's presence of mind by this time
had returned, and she took in her
companion with one all-appraising
"Mighty good looking for a chauf
feur," was her inward comment, afid
aloud she said: "I am all right now,
thank you. I really was more scared
than hurt. All the chauf—I mean
the guests at the dance are putting
up the machines in the empty lot be
hind the garage. I'll show you the
way," she added graciously, "for I sup
pose you don't want to miss any
dances. There goes the music now."
"Why, I don't—" began the young
man, and stopped, for Anne had walk
ed ahead and was pointing out the
place where a number of machines
had already been parked.
"To be quite truthful," he said, when
he had caught up with the girl, "I
hadn't quite made up my mind to go
to this dance, for, as you see, I haven't
any partner." And he looked at the
girl with a question in his eyes.
Anne laughed. "Why," she said,
"that was exactly my trouble—but
then I avu only going to stay a little
nr. ?" a>k
i 1 he J < a
n- man quickly.
ate- as
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il j .in ym
i.d Wen* oil
in ia just a
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As U,y
•.■ndcii O', !•
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g; ve hers.
up ci : h ■ iy
sure of dll'
• in. w iii: a ] art
step match
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and it v. a
s nut until
the end of their
1 iiir . dan
e together
that she decidt i
licit i' w:
s time 1 1 r
her to go.
"Just V
ait for or
e more dunce,' 1
jib mied In
r eoinpanio
t, "fur I shall be
going niy>
elf then.
Î have rather a
long run t
. make tun
ic'd, and besides
after 1 1 1 • • <
• dances with you. I don't
feel that !
else h, IV '
want to dance with anyone
Anne lot
iked up wi
h a smile at the
very oiivii
.us coinplii
neat, and, as it
by com tin
n impulse,
they moved to
ward the
awn, to sti
oil up and down
in the mo
mlight during the interims
Anne fn
und her e<
mpaninn a most
talker, a>
he told her of
the variou
s places he
had visited, and
the strain
s of music
tear announced
the next (
ance came
all too soon.
"I tiiitil
you have
been most for
tunate in your choice
of an employer,"
she said i
h him, as
they entered the
dancing room again.
"My employer? Why just what do |
you mean?" asked the young man.
"Why," said the girl, "not many j
chauffeurs are privileged to see as j
much of the country as you apparent
ly have, judging from your conversa- [
"Not many chauffeurs," repeated the j
young man, a rather puzzled look on j
his far*-—"why— er —" as a thought
struck him, "why, yes, I guess I am |
rather lucky at that, although I'm j
afraid I hadn't really appreciated it j
until you spoke."
Once more they glided off, and at
the end of the dance Anne held out
her hand.
"It has been a very pleasant eve
ning," she said. "Thank you for hav
ing helped to make it so. Good night,
Mr. Stranger."
"Good night," and his hand closed
over hers, as he quickly caught the
meaning conveyed in her words.
"Good-night, Miss Mystery."
At the end of the hotel season, Anne
went up to Aunt Jane's little moun
tain home to rest for a couple of
weeks, and then went back to George
ville for the opening of school.
She found Georgeville all excite
ment. There was to he a reception
and dance to welcome the new super
intendent, and Anne, womanlike, was
just as eager as all the rest to see
what he was like.
"Well, you old dear," she said, ad
dressing her remarks to her very
much wrinkled evening dress, as she
fished it out of her trunk, "tins makes
the second very unexpected appear
ance for you this season. Well, if
we have half as nice a time together
tonight ns we did on the occasion of
our last party"—and Anne went off
into a day-dream, from which she
was aroused by hearing the clock
strike six, which brought her to her
feet with a "Mercy gracious, I must
press my dress or I'll never he ready
—hut he was certainly mighty well
informed for a chauffeur, and he never
even asked me my name," she finished
vaguely, not making it very clear even
to herself just what connection there
was between the first part of her sen
tence and the last.
Eight o'clock found Anne together
with the other teachers of her school
waiting her turn to meet the guest of
the evening. Anne was the last in
the line, and as the usher gave her his
arm, the girl found herself rehearsing
the very correct speech with which
she hoped to make a good impression
upon her new superior officer, hut the
words died in lier throat, and a light
that was more than recognition leaped
into her eyes, as the guest of the eve
ning strode forward to meet her; and
as his brown hand closed over hers
he said softly:
"I must have the first dance, Miss
And Anne, with the happy light still
glowing in her eyes, lifted them to
his, and said:
"I always find it best to obey the
Americans in Tokyo and Yokohama.
naif the Americans residing in Tok
yo and Yokohama have come from four
eastern states—New York, Pennsyl
vania, Massachusetts and New Jersey
according to a census taken at the
dinner tendered by the American asso
ciation of Japan to Roland S. Morris,
the new American ambassador. New
York State led with 41. Pennsylvania
followed with 21, Massachusetts. 15;
California,13 ; Illinois, 12; New Jersey.
9, and Missouri, 7. Ohio was repre
sented by 0; Kansas and Indiana by 5
each. Four each came from Connecti
cut, Maryland, Tennessee and the Phil
ippines. Three hailed from each of
the following states: Michigan, Min
nesota, Wisconsin and Washington,
and two from the Territory of Hawaii.
One citizen each came from Maine,
New Hampshire, North Carolina, Mis
sissippi, Oklahoma, Iowa and Ari
zona.—East and West News.
Unpatriotic Man.
During the recent drive for Red
Cross memberships a man was ap
proached and asked to take out a
membership. He declined flatly and
declared he hail not subscribed for the
Y. M. C. A. fund and the Liberty bonds,
and didn't propose to join the Red
When pressed for a reason he said:
"Why, didn't I pay $000 for a sub
stitute to take my place in the ranks
1 during the Civil war? lhaf is enough
1 for one nauu."
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lit j? MAgf<iRAHAMM<^. _
"Tim nmim nhi.-h should he given
to car aa ih fur gu,. I and all," said
the \ : t ; - *is !},•. useful yak. We should
he fcnown !>\ that name the country
around and the world around tor that
mat tor."
"How do you know that anything
could go th>> world around?" asked
Mrs. Yak. "Is the world round?"
••Hush!" said Mr. Yak. "Don't let
anyone hear you say that you don't
know such a thing. < 'f course the
world is round -the nice round earth
—I quite like it."
"I wii' believe you." said Mrs. Yak,
"fur you've always told me the truth,
i'.ut at the same tim**, 1 have never
seen a piece of round earth. Never,
never !"
•'No matter," said Mr. Yak. "I'm
right in what I say. I'm quite sure
of it."
"Then if you're sure of that do tell
me why v>e should 1><* called the use
ful yak family. Are we so very use
ful?' I am glad we are. I know that
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s <>. W wm
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"We Can Be Used for Meat."
often our cousins and relatives have
been made pets of by some people.
There have also been many who have
gone to the zoos. And I know, too,
that we are often given the family
name of wild ox."
"All you say is quite true," said Mr.
Yak. "hut there are more things to he
known about us."
Now, Mr. and Mrs. Yak both wore
their hair hanging down from their
sides and hips and shoulders. They
had very, very long hair and sometimes
it didn't look so very well brushed.
They wore long tails very like long
"Our tails," said Mr. Yak. "are some
times used for tlv-snappers."
"Oh, dear," said Mrs. Yak, "don't
let us think of anything like that.
Where would we he without our
"There are some creatures who don't
have tails," said Mr. Yak. "People
never have them. We might try to
he like people."
Now in some tilings Mrs. Yak was
far wiser and more sensible than Mr.
"My dear," she said, "people have
been born without tails for genera
tions and generations—ns long as there
have been people. Now we have al
ways had tails, and if we should lose
our tails, we would die."
"I guess that's true," said Mr. Yak.
"Yes, I believe you're right. And, too,
our tails give us a tine, handsome
"They do." agreed Mrs. Yak quickly,
for she didn't like to hear Mr. \ak
»ay he thought it a good thing to have
their tails used for fly-snappers. If
there was any fly-killing to he done,
she wanted to do it all and not just
lead her tail for the occasion, with
out her whole body.
Even though their hair looked as if
it needed brushing, it was very, very
"As long as you do not like my
tail story, or my tall of the tale—"
Mrs. Yak interrupted him. "Are
you going mad, my dear? What do
you mean? i am afraid you hove
been thinking with your tall lately,
yes thinking backwards."
"No, I'm not crazy," said Mr. Yak.
"But a tale spelt in one fashion is
a story, and a tail spelt in another
is the kind we have upon our fine
"Oh, now I see," said Mrs. Yak.
"Pardon me for interrupting."
"Pardoned!" said Mr. Yak grandly.
"Well, what I wanted to say is this :
Our siiky hair is made into lace, and
used to ornament garments, or
clothes, or dresses—I've forgotten just
what they are called."
Mrs. Yak felt very vain and proud
to hear ihis. Of course, Mr. Yak was
only a poor Mr. Yak, and so he didn't
know enough to appreciate lace as she
did. But when she had stopped think
ing about lace and talking to herself
about how beautiful she could make
ppople, she begged Mr. Yak to tell
her more about their usefulness.
"We can he used for meat." he said,
and Mrs. Yak almost fainted. But
quickly he changed the subject, and
said : "We give nice butter and milk,
you know," at which Mrs. Yak smiled.
"And as we can carry things and
people, too, I certainly think we should
be called the useful yak family,"
he ended, as he and Mrs. Yak moved
from the valley where they had beeo
all winter to the snow-covered moun
tains far above.
St. Louis, Leading Horse Market.
St. Louis is the leading horse market
in the United States.
fme intruder
i j;
n the
I lurry
first opportunity
since marriage,
was in leaving the
cant in winter. Ja
, he water pipes u
Would he impossil
the parrot, in the
However, Harry
morning train, and
upon a later trolle
telephone, considering whom among
her friends would he wilting to care
lor her troublesome pet. .last in the
midst of ln r problem th - telephone
rang with a sound of promise.
"Hello, .Jaiiey," called a tone of pe
culiar sweetness, "you will never
guess who this is, so I'll tell you. Your
old college sister, Theodora ; and I am
on my way home from a trip with
N.-ll Truesdnle. Gould you keep me
over night? Wo want to go
Janet's brain worked busily,
out right now," she r
girls had written of
trip to the home:
friends. There
to tin
i mue
■piieil. The two
their wandering
of various old school
amid lie much of in
terest in the city that week. Perhaps
she might he able to persuade them
to stay and keep house in the apart
ment during her absence; a mutual
exchange of accommodations, the new
experience for the girls, care tor her
plants, and pet. So when the girls
came ail was quickly and satisfactorily
arranged. 'Joyously her friends escort
ed Janet to the trolley.
"You can rely upon us," they as
sured her, "we will keep the gas go
ing in the furnace, and have every
thing in readiness for your return."
Nell Truesdale eagerly scanned the
evening's theatrical notices while
Theodora attended to tiie electric cof
fee pot.
"Isn't it delightful, being alone like
this?" she said. "No one to entertain
us as we do not wish to be enter
tained. The only thing that troubles
me, Nell, is a fear of burglars. Oh !
you needn't smile," as her friend's
lip curled sarcastically, "we have been
reading enough ubout apartment
thieves. Couldn't we leave all the
rooms lighted, so that when we return
at a late hour tonight there will he no
fearsome dark corners?
"Not a single light," Nell answered
firmly. "That would be a fine way to
keep house for Janey, running up her
electric light hills. We will press the
lighting button in the entrance hull
when we return. If it will then ease
your mind, you may sit at the tele
phone ready to give the alarm while
I explore hidden corners." Nell was
laughing, but Theodora's lovely face
expressed apprehension, as the two
went into the night.
A man stumbling later, up the same
darkened stairway, fitted first one key
and then another, without success. A
moment longer he persisted, then
made his way to a rear entrance with
rewarded effort. The hack hall door
responded to his touch, and feeling his
way the man entered the apartment.
He made his way to tin inner chamber,
the one vacated by the inmates, and
after investigating, reclined on the
couch and lit a cigar.
"Oh—" screamed Nancy.
"Shut up," the man crossly shouted,
and watching the smoke rise from his
cigar, he unexpectedly fell asleep.
Perhaps Nell was not as brave as
she would have her friend believe. At
any rate, she entered in the satre tense
listening air of silence. Neither girl
spoke as they pressed the In a ton in
the hall, and peered on Into tlf' room.
"Smoke!" breathed Dora.
"Cigar smoke," echoed Nell. They
stood for a moment transfixed, then
hand in hand moved into the room to
gether. As the reclining manly figure
met their gaze, Dora screamed a
smothered scream, hut the man's eyes
snapped open.
"Shut up," he roughly commanded.
"Oh, mercy !" murmured Nell.
The man laughed. "So you can do
more than screech," he said.
Theodora's fear vanished in indigna
tion, the cool impudence of him ! Eyes
flashing, she advanced to the tele
"Station No. 9, and at once," site
Daringly, with one spring the in
truder jumped to his feet.
"Women!" he exclaimed, "and I
thought it was the parrot." But Dora
was giving her message.
"Send an officer to the Handley, No.
12, at once," she demanded.
Comprehension dawned in the man's
"Pardon me." he said with a smile.
"And I am to be the er —object of the
officer's visit? Or may I ask a ques
tion? Who are you both and how do
you happen to enter my friend's home
at midnight?"
"Your friend's?" gasped the girls in
"Harry Gordon is certainly my
friend," the man responded. "That is
why when I met him upon the train
this morning, I agreed to spend my
business week In town, occupying and
looking after his flat at night."
The summoned officer's arrival, just
then, delayed the girls' explanation;
but Theodora has always been grateful
for her presence o? mind in tactfully
disposing (.f that person. For as she
now says, "ft would lie an awful thing
to have to recall that one's husband
had been under suspicion of arrest."

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