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LIB' OSEOE.V TALKS
tho Graceful Art of tha
" Wearing of the Veil.
I
St EWlilf liowoaTfMI Napoleon
lb Betrothal Luocneoa ant
I iTirS inner" "
COPTBICBI, IS&l
T one" of Sirs.
Levi T. Mor-
ton's recent en
tenainments a
number of pret
ty e v e n i n g
dresses were no
ticed. One was
of pala blue
ilk brocaded
41rer. the skirt plain end full, the
round low bodice with brctelles
ue velvet clasped with paste
os and strapping down a hand
set frill of yellow lace. More lac
& the shoulders and veiled the
round balloon puffs of sleeves,
ither blue dress was of satin tinted
he forget-me-not. Narrow lengths
kin blue started at the waist and
the font of the skirt where they
held by rosettes ana uower sprays.
Wjdice was delicately brocaded and
L'lted with plain blue, two pointed
Sis running up over the bare neck
louldurs.
bretty yellow grown was covered
ellow net raada straight and full
illened with a ruche of net at the
a. rruis oi nei wun ycuow roses
ng from the meshes wcro draped
the shoulder to hem and folds of
ere laid bout the low corsage
ugenribbon bows over the bosom
ton the shoulders.
kebody might, with proSt, write
tay on the wearing of the veil,
bly put on there is no more pow-
kssistant to coquetry. Adjusted
kit skill, no article of the toilet is
imaging. 1 he veil tlmt goes on
the hat flattens the fcatnri'3. The
at la drawn tight across tho nose
El U it feature and its coinnan-
TV veil that sags below the hat-
talin wriukles anything but
liug It is required of a veil (I)
hold the hair in pluce; (3) that
loose but not too loose: (3) that
Ilusive and not obtrusive. Ho it
ith emphasis that a sprigged veil
bomination; it makes a woman
ittooed. A wide veil with mod.
s pinned on, not tied, is tho do
om. Have a littlo bunch of
h In front for fullness, and bo
of the folds behind.
the fancy of the moment to line
ressea with white, and tho effect
a run Mi,..
Peered frill 7t
ntheshouldedr
opon the wakt u runnuig down
deSSfwere .l?"50 "'f flowe'
'ems and violet "Ll id
tables were hlu V,"
feathery green th i in, aeIlcate.
witbtl, mj:ins innocence,
1 he beautiful blonde gue. of h
wore moire gauze !n fJn"
pale violet that fitted i- v '
with the occascL thaminK'J
latuo edge, the Eton jacket, the
Wiw riimnings, a hundred the,
new, ull very well In themselves dt
vule and subdivide tk .,? al
t. ge of her, perfection of . a
nity. The princess dress is alwavs Tt
its best from the rear. y
a woman who knmvs
most admirnW,, l"
.. ,, " t one of the
robe TPtTa dUrk
robe whose ,im.s ,vur(j
stately enough for . qileen.
broUlered lisse filled In the low bod
o tho waist in front and behind?
lievmg what nmrht V
been tho severity of the costume. A
i0,nrThe sll'eres wero like
Vi h her head slightly tilted to show
a clear-cut profile she let us look at
-w . o.iener ttmn her face, and
she was right, though she waa a pretty
woman. r
A Tin. A i! i
: , . """""fr aress tsa gray vel-
tnln k"8. 'V5' ,,:Uh ?ray doth akirt
turned buck in wide, plain revers. The
bodice has a wide cloth belt edge'd with
gray fox fur and wide epaulettes, fur
edged also.
Is it because of "Mme. Sans-Gene-
"a, u napoleon gown Is suddenly in
such high fuvor? 3
"Kinicr cause is it n,,ui, ...
j ..c pan oi a world-wkle move
went at which we may only wonder,
not fathom. Nor are there hbtorio
ft wvv as in nnv period more Wautiful
than the stately robes of Queen tar
1 no and the princess of Lucca and
i toinbino, with their remarkable traina
FLYIXa THROUGH AHL
Tho Thoorica of Bn Eatimsiastlo
Pennsylvania Inventor.
f:peciaj Washitjftoo Letter.)
They call the roan a crank, because
he ha, hat ont Uea ia
bis eonvcrsation w nlways concerning
that upon which his wakinn. .i5
mg thoughts are excre-L Ub name
- - vler ana nis home is near a
n,tin..'t Wa. ar
the Man-land H
.
..ur nue rrom this eitv.
Taking me out Into the country road,
he pulled a little toy from Ms pocket
and sen t it whirlm la the air fail v two
hundred feet. It went as ouiek IU
aight, and fell back at his feet". '-This
is tho way to sail," he said, as he took
another toy from his poeket and sent it
aning uonro the road five hundred feet
or mora. A little boy brought it back,
"KM at u and ee if you
uuwwnt makes It mount and sail
" mystery, even when held in
me nana ana viewed with the naked
eye at close range.
This man may be a crank, and he un
doubtedly is, in a limited sense. II U
whole beir.e is absortm) , i,;j
near a ' idea, and his simple faith in God is awe-
inspiring. eyes have an unnatnral
BEL COOK, DESPERADO.
Capturod at Last by a Bravo He w
Moiioo Sheriff.
a few , glitter, and his manner is one of in-
Smithsonian InsUtution wV,l . J 1 Tt-Eervous,ies3- talk, rapidly
tiOc men are TwJ ' T gcien' Bua hl3 O'menta are almost quick a
of as a man who Z uTJ?? r. Iw pressed
With r, -".uiuill
im; ,TW opportunities and
unities. 1 visited him recently, and
iT- i, OI nii ""t-S although
he would not show hU big flying m.
lie saiil: "IlHrnl
1.. i . ,-.. . '10l
" mv a lll"e -wy ttmt men mast
TWO 00WN8 roil TUB CIIA1UTV JlAIX
iderfully pretty, thouirh th
Fit Is a neculiiir nun l..i
The costume of this order Is of
crepoil, tllO Bet tlennt. lln,l
'l wun white taffeta. The
na a white silk collar with
ttlc bows of black eatin and a
n girdle of jet fits the waist
me ci-OHsbauds over the bust
uiacit satin cane enaulcf tn
rrorttcd sUU Worked ,t will,
h it ia allowable to denertlm
X t,vo Prepa red for tho charity
R Bale ninlr iliL- ..i t .
. r maue up lor one
Debutantes hns a 1
pink and blue
f eenuia. The iHidice in f,,ll.
wd blouseliki-, draped with
ze and with a f.,11 n,-i,. .,.....
rs. lho sleeves are short,
to'nly big enough to make a
a way here's a slpovn a
k woman whoso dresses are
i taste on small money, over
natUc chest the other day and
handsome red a nd black ploided
that had belonged to her
jar ans are tho fashion, nn.l
lM it from Its resting plnco
pause or question.
f me a hiirh
C c"T1BIei' afancybli
with big sleeves for a
)smakcr considered. Then
-nraent Bh0 mcnmire(1 . Tho
safull one alter tho fashion
years ago,
t "t the rieoves,'
nd where'd be the
re i hni i .
P to? waisi VO
me an evpnm(r-nM
-1 Uim Inn,
pontho sleeves."
P'stwasa most
ouse,
after-
was her
use if it
falling from the very shoulderbladea.
anu incir rich embroidery, and the
wmte satin bnll dress of the jolly wash
v. irviiiau-uuuiiceis jicrscu. nicy are
charming, I repeat, and tho dress
makers study them with their eyes and
wiwi wr eiinm and tape for further in'
quiry. ie gowns anil hall gowns
ana dinner gowns in empire modes we
may have-but there atop. The street
is not for mich.
l!y magio the Knickcrboekercssea
have disappeared; to reappear next
spring? I'robably, but who knows?
winter is delicious weather for cycling,
up
rosr.n fob i back view.
, ."ijoi cuectivo nnn.
hh m " UK
abnla ,i. . .,
UWL't. T IPM'.
teevo j ... "" " stun
I " VUTIHV Thnn I..
1 r muttons. An-
f Wtum to
r r the charifv bn ..,.
en satin
-.iu osott front of
Kuuzo strapped down
narrow bini.
IBB . " vwvei no-
ored
f'Uof
wole wardrobe.
yourfc-nuid-
but rather chilly fur flirtations by dun
brain tree-boles and over dark, swollen
brooks dividing sullen snowbank k
Among tho many remarkable things for
which 18114 will be remembered is tho
fact that it really brnngh t to womankind
the long-threatened double garment of
the sex self-styled superior. I do not
believe the mode will decrease in favor,
rather will the knickers wane in size to
proportions more human. I suspect
their voluminous proportions have mad
them, in some instants, more burden
aome than moderate skirts,
Elus Oebom
-1
WEX JiCSl FLY ASD SOAK AI.OIT.
Dy and soar aloft as eagles. I have re
ccived some of my best ideas while
on my knees in the solitude of the
night. I mn confident that Cod will
enlighten some one of His r.crvants,
and let him see the way to navigate the
clouds, just as to-day wo nuvigute the
ea. The growth of
It, and sooner or luter mun will fly. 1 be
lieve that I am to bo tho humble instrn.
" 1118 "anas, to tiring about this
necessity of the times, so that oil men
may forever enjoy its benefits. I have
worked now for nearly thirty vn.
and have spent nil of mv heritnm. i
am nmv living on eleven cents a dav,
but you sec I am as liealthv und .t,",.
as those good Hebrews who were do-
pnveu or meat while they were In cop.
Uvity. The pood Lord is with me. I
love my work, Ik-cbuso I am serving
linn, and His children. When I can tly
I shall be willintr to vield tin h
and be gathered unto my fathers.
"I have studied the birds ever since I
was a littlo bov. It in ,.kn.i...i...,j
by scientists thut man cannot build a
machine after the plan of any bird, anil
make it light enough to flv. I think
that they are all wroni?. I bn.
aiuiueu uirua superficially. I have ex
amined tho wings of all classesof binls.
They aro all different. Tho flapping
birds, the suiling birds and tho mount
ing birds are all differentlv
Tho quilU are differentlv arranireil. Mtiil
tho feathers are not alilio in uny two
classes of birds. I will not tell you any
thing ubout my machine, for I do not
want suggestions nor Interference from
those who have not studied as I bnv
ainuicct lor years, and upon my
bended knees. I tulle only to God
about the construction of my ma
chine, lie give me strength and
assurance mat lam on tho right track,
with the belief that ia this mountain
retreat a great problem is really being
solved by a man who is not seeking
glory and fame for himself, but u .
gaged in a work which he intends shall
prove a blessing to the whole human
race.
"Will yon jump from one of thews
mountain peaks some dav?"
un.no. Not that I would fear to
iruM myself to the flying machine I
would as lief do it aa not. liut I am
not building a parachute. .There is no
erouuie anout jumping fTOm a peak
with a big umbrella and sailing through
the air to the earth. But unless I can
ouni up aa the eagle' I cannot fly.
' principle to be solved is the
principle oi -mounting;' and that iatbe
principle which I have been spending
jvura jo solving, i have learned
the secret, and am now completing my
tuu nee iriese little toys
.uuuiii, onu mey uu not need rail
rouii cars nor steam engines. Iam
very poor, and am crumped for materi
als, but I am getting most of them
from nature, for slio ia bountiful i
live on bread and milk and water, and
I work from sixteen to eighteen hours
every dny without petting tired. I
awake from my sleep as the sun cornea
oyer tho crests of theso everlustlng
lulls; and I am always refreshed and
ready for my work. I thank liod for
my life ar.d health, and then go on with
my life mtsslou.. It is almost accom
plished." The earnest man Informed me that
his big machine, which is thirty foot
from tip to tip of its wings, weighs les
than thirty pounds. He said: "When 1
can afford to build another one, I will
make it of aluminium and it will weigh
not more than ten pounds. That is the
metal which (Jod has nrovided fni- mn
In unlimited quantities. Itlsdcar to-
flaw It SotwkKu Hiitmui aBi iu.
btr Cam la Adapt a Criminal Ca-
A hlorf Tha Win Appeal
iq taa BeBiiauauUjr Isrlluad.
ISpecUl Lfttef.l
The recent capture of Outlaw Bill
Cook by United States Deputy Marshal
C. C. Perry in all probability marks the
end of organized lawbreaking in the
southwest. In many resuecta rl
was the superior ol Jesse James and
Bill Daltau. 1'or month, be terrorized
the people of Oklahoma, the Eansaa
border and the Texas Panhandle,
Btrong detachments of government of
ficers and Indian policemen were sent
out against him and his band time and
again, but were unable to effect his ar
rest. C. C. Perry, the man who finally
captured him near Fort RUnt
known as one of the ablest officers In
New Mexico. He has been a I'nited
BILL COOK.
nay. it win soon bo very cheap, li
those toys which I allowed you were
msutc oi aluminium, they would fly out
f
THIS IS tUK WAY TO iAII,,
But I will tell you this, the only flyer
of the nir who carries a body big
ger than his wings, who can mount r,t
once and runh tlirough the ah- with the
rapidity of lightning, is tho littlo hor
net. I was niuuzed when I discovered
this truth. I had a hornet in my room
anu no stung me. lie was very angry
auu uiu not want to give up Ids secret,
liut he flew to tho light, and as he
buzzed ngumst the window nane
watched him with a magnifying glass.
i icarnea his secret, lie is the nuwl
wonderful of all tho creatures that
navigate the air.
"Why, do you know that at the irreat
centennial exposition at Philadelphia,
in 1MT0, thero were ten thousand differ
ent kinds of birds, and, although they
nere an accessiuie, none of our scien
tific men studied their wings, and made
notes or their methods. It is a fact
that hero were gathered together for
the study of man all sorts of Uod's flv
Ing creatures; and I spent hours inves
tigating the methods of their construc
tion. Hut how do you suppose that I
learned tho Bccrct of that great sailer,
the eagle? I took a litt le food with me.
anu, away up mtne clefts of the Blue
Itidge mountains, I lay and watched
them as they sailed along, apparently
motionless, irom crag to crag. There l
learned tho secret of the slight motloLS
which kept them afloat. It is difficult
for nearly all classes of birds to mount
Into the air; but after tho great sailers
have reached the upper stratjfthev find
little difficulty in leping on upwards
toward the bud. I have studied all of
them, and have all of their seereta
written down in books, as well as in
my memory. If I should die, some one
else m$ht go on with my work. But I
believe that God intends to keep mo
here on earth until I have solved the
problem. I feel that I am near the
promised land of discovery.
Over in Europe, ' he continued,
Maxim lias a flying machine which ho
atflrta with a railroad train. It is cost
ly, and merely a sailer. His machine
cannot mount without a railroad for an
impetus. That is not flying: it is sail
ing. That is tho work of the eagle,
i after he has mounted. But a perfect
flying machine must be able to lift its
own weight, and mount; after accom
plishing that, any good light machine
I may fly. I will show you how to
monct,
of sight ao quick that you would
wonder at their disappearance, and
think it was some sort of mngic."
ino expert scientists at the Smith
sonian huvo no doubt that flying ma
chines will be common public property
before the close of the century. They
any that the old Idea that a gas reservoir
Is necessury to flying machines has long
slnco been abandoned. Roger Bacon
declared more than six hundred years
ago that "a reservoir of thin metal,
filled with cthereullzed air or llmild
lire," was the prime essential to a flying
Headline, anil that theory was accepted
wiinoiu question until within the last
hulf century; consequently .tho scien
tific theories concerning the problem of
aerial navigation have taken an entirely
different direction during the Dast
twenty years. Tho generally accepted
theory of science now is that the devel
opment of some aort of power which
will produce sufficiently rapid revolu
tions of screw iiropollcrB. will result In
ulr ships which will mount and sail ns
easily through the air as ships are pro-
jjciicu inrouga me water by that
means. But nearly all of them unite
in rejecting the bird theorv as nn ex
ploded vagary. Probably if they knew
me secret wincn has been developed by
the man in the mountains they might
take another view of tho matter. The
idea of carrying freight throusrh the
air is not yet entertained, but tho ex
pectation is almost universal that the
time is rapidly approaching when oas-
senger traffic will be managed entirely
above the clouds, or through them.
With this end in view, little life bnnfa
oi aluminium have already been con
structed, and parachutes have been de
signed, by means of which passengers
may alight at different points, without
delaying the onward flight of air ships
carrying through passengers. The lit
tle life boat are to prevent drowning,
in tho event of a collision or other aiv.1.
dent in the air, when flying over rivers
or lakes. Like the man in the moun
tains, all scientists look to aluminium
as the magic key which is to open Ue
air to the use of man, ao that distance
between friends mav, bo annihilated.
and a trip from Eustport, Maine, to San
Francisco, shall be a mere pleasure trin I
of not more than a day, or possibly less
time than that. Sunn D. Fry.
States deputy marshal for some time,
performing tho duties of that
along the Texas line, and at the recent
election was chosen sheriff of Chaves
county. When Perry caught his man
the force at his command -tnu,.,,l -
but a few aids, and for this
lii now hailed as the hero of the dav
.uiuuitiiuui vKiunoraa, in which terri
tory Bill Cook will receive his trial.
Bill Cook was tho Itinaldn Tti.mMlnl
ofllnde aioele brigands. Many of his
little acta remind one of the irracloua
courtesy of the Itulian highwayman
par excellence. But the most roman
tic feature of his criminal career ni
one that will appeal with great force
to the sentimentally inclined ia its be
ginning. If current reports can be be-
..v., wu uoiea train rouher waa,
once upon a time, a really useful mem
ber of society. His father waa a poor
but honorable farmer. His mother, a
half-breed Cherokee, his biographers
describe as a good woman.
Bill, one of three sons, grew up amid
scenes calculated to dry up the milk of
human kindness in anybody's veins.
Nevertheless he behaved himself pretty
fvell until a few years ego, when he
Waa a cowboy in the Creek nation. H
waa noted among his rough companions
as a daring horseman, a "dead-ur
ihot" and an all-around good fellow.
)na day Bill and aome of his com pan
ons visited tho town of Sanulna. On
ho way back to their pasture ground
he cowpunchors atopped at tho shack
of a ranchman named Pittman. In an
swer to their hallos a pretty, black-eyed
damsel came to the door and bade them
enter the honse. Bill was the only one
to accept the invitation. Ho tried the
patience of his companions bv tarrvino
much longer than seemed necessary.
ThcyhBd no idea that Cunld had flwwl
one of his famous darts and had struck
tho hearts of gallant Bill Cook and
charming Martha Pittman. The happy
pair made love in the eood old wav: W
Bill, being a forehanded fellow, thought
It would be wise to savo money for the
building of a cozy nest, and In tM.
good intention was encouraged by the
Eirh
Now cownunchinir. although a
healthy, ia not a very lucrative occupa
tion, and Cook became a Whlalrv tm,i rr.
gler. For awhile he mado lots of
money, but one day fell into the
clutches of a detachment of revenue
officers and was sent to the jail at Fort
Bp turned a deaf ear. - U mli,
1 wiu marry yott openly and above
board, with the eld' mn'a :S
thrown In, or I'll go on the warpaS
put the whole Cherokee strip on the
run on the point of my Winchester."
Bill Cook s word was as good as hia
wni into the mountains and
organized as tough a band of outlaw,
as ever disgraced American civilization.
He terrorized not onlv individuals but
entire communities. In fact he became
so famous that old Pittman became
quite proud of him and consented totha
marriage between his daughter and tlio
robber chief. The old fellow went ao
far as to secure a marriage license at
Muskogee, and the eounla wm,i.i I,.,..
been made one in October had not a
detachment of Indian polica been on
the trail of the prospective groom at
that particular time.
When Cook made his debut as a first
class desperado last June he was
twenty-four years of age. At that time
l C. Starr, treasurer of the Cherokee
nation, waa at Tahlequah, engaged
LVp?Mntdutyo'pBy,ns out ,-
000,000 of government money to tho
men of his tribe. Bill Cook happened
to read about this transaction in a St.
Louis newspaper and, accompanied by
his brother Jim, at once started for
xaniequan. tin the way they picked
np Cherokee Bill, a mixture of white
negro and Indian, and unquestionably
one of the worst villains that ever drew
the breath of life. To him the Cooks
unfolded their plan, which included tho
murder of Starr and the stealing of tho
money ln his charge. Cherokee Bill
waa pleased with the prospect, and as
once proceeded to enlist seven notorious
cutthroats under the Cook banner. The
band, thus reen forced boldly rode into
i.uiunu ana made an attack on
Starr's place. After fifteen minutes ol
desperate fighting the ruffians were re
pulsed by the treasurer's guards. The
leader of the Indian officers, Sequoyah
Houston, waa killed by the bandits, but
Jim Cook, lieutenant of the robber
band, was wouuded and captured.
Subsequently Bill Cook reorganized
and strengthened hia band. Ha made
inenwee uui his lieutenant and en
listed the most daring members of tho
Dalton gang then in the throes of dis
solution. After watching his men in
"battle," he made promotions, selecting
as his "personal staff" seventeen
of the wickedest daredevils to bo
found in the most lawless part of
the United States. - Kvery member
of this "staff was compelled to
take a fearful oath, the penaltv of
violation being sudden death. Bill's
word was recognized as the only law,
and disobedience to any command he
might give meant a doso of lead.
After the band had been thoroughly
trained, Cook established a central ren
dezvous in the vicinity of Muskogee
and Fort Gibson. From this place he
directed bis numerous raids. Railroad
depota were robbedj small towns looted
LCLU COOB.
AH ISDtAS F0LICSMAX.
lalandi In the Ocean.
There about lOO.COO islands, large
and stnaU, scattered over the oceans.
America alona h,ia 6,i around tta
eoeaU,
Smith for six months. At the expira
tion of his term, fully determined to
once more become a law-abiding citi
zen, ho enlisted under United States
Deputy Marshal Smith asaposseman
and soon became noted for his reckless
bravery. He knew every haunt of the
outlaws In tho Indian country and ad
joining territory, and his fearless
pursuit of evildoers restored tranquil
ity In many localities where safptnf
property bad been unknown for decades.
-- --kwuiiiiibiiuu so mum TM th-
public good Bill Cook nrcsented him,u
at the house of Martha Pittman'a f,,t..
and asked the old gentleman for the
girl's hand. Instead of receiving tho
polite reply which he had expected the
suitor was Informed that Martha Pitt
man should never become thn
jailbird. To make a bad thing worse
tho lovesick Bill was ordered from the
house and told never to show his face
again in tne vicinity of the Pittman
habitation. Little Martha didn't liko
the way in which her lover was being
treated and declared boldly and em
phatically that she would marry him
skiudeatlnely, But to tlii proportion
and trains held up. Travelers were
compelled to give un their nosaeaalon.
at the business end cf revolvers. A
Claremore Cook and hia staff robbed the
station agent; at Inola they robbed both
the station and a train, getting away
with everything from cash to canned
fruits; the depot at Gibson station was
plundered so often that the a?cnt
asked to be relieved of his Job. Some
time i July the gang captured the
town of Red Fork, drove the inhabit
ants into a vacant lot, surrounded them
with guards and then proceeded to rob
the depot, stores and a train which ar
rived Just In time to lie of profit to
them. A few daya later Bill and hia
minions raided the bank at Chandler,
Okla., during tho tmsiest hour of tho
day. The raid ended in a fight during
which several citizens and outlaws
were killed. In October the bandits
took the town of Watova bv storm and
looted every store In the village. From
there they rode to Talola, ten miles
distant, ond repeated tho oprration.
Two days later tho same gang took tho
town of Cbrreta, partially wrecked a
train, brutally assaulted a number of
eitizens and committed every depreda
tion oi wiucn mey could think.
This last outrage aroused the anger
of tho government officials in Okla
homa and tho court authorities at Fort
Smith. An army of Indian policemen
was sent on the trail of the outlaws,
which was kept red with the blood of
murdered and maimed victims. A num
ber of the desperadoes were captured,
but Bill Cook escaped and was com
paratively safe until Sheriff Perry mado
up his mind to round him up, dead or
I Unless justice miscarries, Bill Cook
will stretch hemp before he is two
months older, and no one will mourn
his departure but Martha Pittman,
who has remained faithful to him, and
his sister LiUu. The latter, by tho
way, although not a bandit, is one of
the unique characters of the Indian
country. She is said to be a daring
horsewoman, and her favorite amuse
ment is to rido into a frontier town,
yelling at tho top of her voice and
shooting right and left. As a "ladv" is
nover insulted in cowboy land she
usually has the street to herself. Miss
Cook, it will surprise some to hear, i
reputed as a striking-looking young
woman, tall and of magnificent figure.
She will, no donbl. bo heard from (ina .
lug her brother trial.

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