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NATIOFpTO .KEEP^JQUR ING WISE ONES SAY, WE PROFIT BY MAKING RESOLUTIONS singerel|/even I I^E KEEP THEM BUT A DAY jJ4^_ —jf NY weakling can made resolutions. Jm It needs a strong man to keep A VB them. That is perhaps why New Jm t II Year resolutions are so often futile. The strong do not wait for Iff. high days and holy days to amend their conduct or carry out their re lf\jf A\ solves. They obey Goethe’s dictum: 3m "Seize this very minute, /oßoldness has genius, power and magic in it.” And so it happens that the large army of peo ple who wait for the New Year before effecting a reformation in their lives are seldom success ful in carrying out their intentions. They are not possessed of the spirit of energy and resolu tion necessary to achievement. It may be argued that it is better to make good resolutions, even though they are not carried out, than not to make them at all. This is open to question, however. Unless one is absolutely determined to do what one has decreed, it is perhaps on the whole better not to make promises to oneself. Unfulfilled resolves continually repeated, tend to weaken the character, and to reduce one’s faith In oneself, just as resolutions put into practice are conducive to strength and self-confidence. Very little tends to overbalance the resolutions of the average person, in fact, many people wel come any excuse to exonerate them from the carrying out of their resolves. One individual determines, let us say, never to lose his temper. He comes down on New Year’s morning with a set smile on hie face. Alas! it is short-lived. The whole world seems in conspiracy to drag him back to his former frame of mind. The cof fee is cold, the letters which look so alluring prove to be chiefly bills and begging epistles, he falls over the doorstep as he leaves the house. All these minor annoyances, which, if rightly met, would have helped him to conquer his weak ness, serve but to throw him back into his original state, and before evening he is as bad as ever he has been. THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION -v E MAUPASSANT, describing an officer, said that just to look at him made one feel martial. CT \ He did not say warlike or bellicose: the idea he wished to convey was much more subtle. \ I I In the presence of this officer one assumed the military attitude of mind and body. 11/ This is a phenomenon that escapes the attention of most people—women, how r ever, ob \y / serve it. Practically every nonmilitary man at the sight of a well set up, fully accoutred y soldier instinctively assumes something of a military bearing. And when the drums roll and a marching column of soldiers flashes into view the civilian involuntarily throws back his shoulders and steps out with a tense, measured tread. And as with civilians, so with soldiers. The ordinary regiment becomes more military in the pres ence of the crack regiment The crack regiment itself gains something more when in proximity to a detachment of troops of heroic, almost legendary, fame, such as the Foreign Legion. The Legionaries handle campaigns of their own, and probably no body of troops has ever done such constant and arduous campaigning. But France over and over again has used them also as leaven among other troops. They stiffen the mass, and men emulate their actions. The Legion was sent out to the Crimea and got no special credit for covering itself with glory, as that had been expected of it, but did reflect great credit on the judgment of those who had sent it out to help to inspire a whole army. The queen of Spain 80 years ago was in a hard fix with a civil war on her hands. The Carlists, whom she was fighting, were just as good soldiers as her own, if not a shade better. Then the Queen’s generals had an inspiration of genius. If they could only get the French Foreign Legion into their array they felt the shade of advantage would move over to their side. So the queen bought the Foreign Legion from the then king of France, and for four years the Legion belonged to Spain. In the present war, part of the French Legion nas been sent to the’ trenches of France and Flanders and Alsace and to the Dardanelles. Part of it remains in Africa, its normal habitrt, doing some mighty vigorous campaigning in the Moroccan part of France’s wonderful new African empire. The Americans and other foreigners who are enrolled as volunteers in the French army are put in contact with the Legionaries, and this, while giving them scope for their fighting qualities and assuring them an opportunity for genuine campaigning, is the highest measure of protection for them. It guaran tees them against foolish rashness, as well as against being led into traps or losing their head in critical moments. Fighting is routine work with the Legionary, just as sailing a yacht is to the expert mariner. The winds may be different on each trip and the craft is never handled twice in the same way, but the ex pert knowledge of the technique of his trade makes the Legionary and the skipper each acquit himself of his task in finished fashion. Officially the Foreign Legion is composed of eight thousand men. In reality it is understood it has nearly double that number, and the Legion becomes readily a whole army corps, with the addition of some of France’s colonial troops. France for hundreds of years had regiments of German, English, Irish, Scotch, Swiss, Italians and other foreigners enrolled in her armies, but the present Foreign Legion may be considered as dating from 1831. One brief rule in its constitution says that the enlisting colonel may accept a man even though he does not present a birth certificate or identification papers. Wherefore the names of the English and American Legionaries have been Smith, Brown and Jones; of Germans Muller, Schwartz and Weiss; of the Italians, Rossi and Gross!; of the French, Petoit, Legrand anu Leclarc, and so on. The recruiting officer reads the candidate a warning lecture. “Don’t you know what the Legion is, monsieur? Surely there is something better you can do. Severe campaigning in Africa or in China for a sou a day, or a few sous as you begin to advance, is no bed of roses. You had better think it over a day or two. No? You already are aware? Very well, mon cher enfant,” and his tone changes as he now speaks as a colonel to his soldier; “There is a glorious career down there for the right kind. If jou are a good and faithful soldier you may go far. Good luck!” The recruiting colonel can generally tell at a glance what army the candidate has served in and if he has been a sergeant or an officer. In the latter case he is discreetly questioned on the point, and it is suggested, for his own benefit, that he confidentially inform his colonel when he arrives at the training quarters in Africa. One who has been an officer in a European army is usually taken into the vorporals' class and may be advanced within a couple of years to be a sergeant of the Legion. OUT OF THE ORDINARY A state lunch in China comprises 146 dishes. There are 692 pawnbrokers' shops within a radius of ten miles from the Royal Exchange in London. Mrs. Catherine Roberts of Rich mond. Mo., is cutting her third set of teeth at the age of seventy-six. The teeth appear to be well developed, and It is thought she will have a full set when the ordeal is past. A Kansas county superintendent of Animals Not Worth Hunting. Lion and wildcat are seldom hunt ed in Panama, except by bushmen. who wait for them alongside the clearings at night, when they come to raid the chicken yards. The cats have beautifully spotted skins, but a pelt that measures over four feet from tip to tail is seldom found. The lion pelts are larger, but the hair is coarse and the plain black or tawny hides are not pretty. Pelts of both kinds can be purchased in the Panama market for treat $2 to $6. JLPODIJC'J&ISYEAR'S£,VZZ&K&, Or, take another very general New Year's resolution, that of getting up at a certain time in the morning. When the day dawns, any rea son whatever is grasped at to evade this. The weather is too cold, the alarm was not loud enough, he is sure his watch is fast, he doesn’t really feel well enough to risk getting up earlier than usual, and, after all, he asks himself, is there any real reason why he should? A thousand-and one excuses the average individual will make to himself rather than perform what he has designed to do. The world is full of wobblers of this kind, and the more they wobble the weaker they be come. Another reason perhaps why the average reso lution-makers so seldom achieve their purpose is that they attempt too much. They make two, three, sometimes six resolutions at once, whereas to carry through one resolution successfully is quite an admirable feat. As Thomas a Kempis says: schools has decreed an old-fashioned husking bee for every schoolhouse in her district. Improvement and in crease of the school libraries is the purpose for which funds are being sought. Few hospitals in civilized lands can equal the record of the hospital for eye troubles carried on by H. T. Hol land of Shikarpur. India. In one month 700 operations, largely for cataract, were performed in this institution. Seven hundred out-patients are some times treated in a single day. Medical men are interested in the case of a Tyrolean soldier who was shot through the head in a battle along the southern front in the Euro pean war. The bullet passed clean through the brain, yet the man was not stunned, and was able to walk without assistance to a field hospital. Surgeons announce that he will be ready to retur' to the front in a short time. Rival heirs of Augustus Packard are rooting into the ground at Enterprise. Kan., seeking a bundle of $50,000, sup posed to have been buried in the fam ily i m Packard had no faith in Corn Clubs In Brazil The corn-club idea, which was received with so much enthusiasm by American schoolboys, has recently been introduced in Brazil The minister of agriculture of that country considers it a splendid means of increasing the nations corn crop, and with the help of the department of commerce has succeeded in starting over 300 boys’ corn clubs during the past year The bulletins of our own department of agriculture dealing with the corn club movement have been translated into Portuguese for he benefit of the boys of Brazil and have done a great deal toward making the experiment a success. Already the clubs have accomplished encouraging results \t the first Brazilian corn exposition held at Sao Paulo recently, under the auspices Oi the National Society of Agriculture, many boys were awarded nrizes fo their fine exhibits of corn. the banks of his day and put his treas ure under the sod. At last accounts the heirs were getting nothing but exercise. The new polyvalent serum discov ered by French physicians, which is a sort of combination of serum; against different varieties of bacteria, is re ported to be giving wonderful results in French military hospitals. Wounds so serious and so badly Infected that recovery appears quite hopeless are 6aid to heal with surprising rapidity under the use of the serum so that ’“lf every year we could root out one vice we wopld sooner become perfect men.” Impatience is at the root of many defeats. It is customary nowadays to sneer at the virtue for which the name of Job is synonymous, but those who say that patience is the virtue of an ass or a beggar’s virtue are not so wise as the Spanish proverb maker, who said: “Patience! and shuffle the cards.” Most people shuffle the cards eagerly 'nough, but the patience is lacking. Seeking to grasp the stars at a bound they fall back to the earth. And so, if people at the commencement of a New Year adjusted their desires in accordance with their abilities, and instead of sighing for the unattainable made the very most of the oppor tunities vouchsafed to them, one would hear less of broken resolutions and wasted lives. “Do the duty which lies nearest to thee which thou knowest to be a duty,’ said Carlyle. “Thy second duty will already have become clearer.” ********** The Turning of New Leaves. Good resolutions have almost gone out of fash ion. On the last night of the year we no longer sit down to review our past lives and resolve to be “better and wiser” than we have been in the past. “It is of no use making resolutions, I never can keep them,” is the plea that is usually prof fered. This is a mistake, however. It is com mendable to resolve (an alarm clock helping one) to get up half an hour earlier than usual in the morning, even though it results —as, alas! it too often does —in one getting up half an hour later. It is what one aspires to be that counts. If people could live more in the present it would help them enormously in the keeping of good resolutions. So many people persist in be ing just a little ahead all the time. “Tomorrow,” they say, “we will reform,” but the tomorrow of their imaginings never dawns. Ancient and modern philosophers have agreed as to the dangers of procrastination. Such wide ly diverse people as Horace, the Latin poet who flourished in 65 B. C., and pushful persons who flourish (exceedingly) at the present day, join issue in this particular. “Who begins, possesses half the deed,” says Horace. “Dare to be wise; make a commencement.” “Do it now,” is the curt command of the mod em apostle of “Hustle.” Again, Horace says, “If you are ignorant how to live aright, give place to those who have learn jd the lesson.” “Get on or get out,” says a manikin, following in more concentrated, if ’ess courteous language the same line of thought on a somewhat lower plane. The one was concerned with the things of the soul and the spirit; the other with worldly advancement. There are some who contend that the two cannot go together, but if (as has been contended by many men of wisdom) what a man is is of more importance than what he has, it is well to make spiritual advancement as the years go by. If we have not made progress, we have gone back. The soul never stands still. Time has no terror for those who have learned wisdom. , Pass thou, wild heart, Wild heart of youth that still Hast half a mind to stay. I grow too old a comrade; Let us part. Pass thou away. Some people drag the follies and immaturities of youth into old age. There is wisdom in ad justing oneself to time, to profit by past experi ences. and to acquire that sense of proportion hich refuses to magnify trifles into tragedies and to worry over the inevitable. hundreds of lives are saved and much suffering is prevented. Although the serum is being prepared as rapidlv as possible, the supply is not sufficient for more than the base hospitals where the worst cases are found. An American scientist of note has patented a dirigible balloon without in terior bracing, the pressure of the gas keeping the envelope rigid. China has oil and salt wells mort than—erSOO feet deep that have been drilled through solid rock by han* with the most primitive implement#. WAUSAU PILOT SSI cofix*/c*r. Wf. er me rtcru/ne rtewjf*rtjr jymcats IF HER BEAU STOPS COMING. Since it must not be—so freely Ail your friendship I restore, And the heart that I had taken As my own forevermore. No reproachful breath shall touch you, Dread no more a claim from me; But I will not have you fancy That I count myself as free. Wise is the poet who has said that the course of true love never runs smooth. If there 1H8E917 - were not setbacks in courtship, lov- ers would never IT be able to realize -•'ii • - just how dear they were to each certain amount of ' stretching t h e 1 truth. The two were never born U A who could agree in everything. - • Some couples are -Gif so happily consti stituted that they can laugh off their little differences when one or the other sees that a little tilt might lead to a downright quarrel. There are other couples not so diplo matic. She gives her opinion. He has his say-so. A smile on her part, or a tender word on his lips, would bridge over the trouble. But both are independent to their undoing. Nei ther will give way ever so little to the other. . They part in coldness. For the first time since they have been near and dear to each other he does not put in an appearance on the eve ning he was wont to call. It goes -without saying that she expected him. She was so sure he would come and apologize. She had taken more than the usual pains with her toilet. As the hour rolled by without bringing him she realized what his staying away alto gether would mean to her. If a week passes by and yet another, she real izes how easily her disappointment could have been averted. Pride keeps her from taking the first step toward reconciliation. He is quite as miser able as she. There are men who un der such circumstances will hold aloof from some girls, plunging with might and main into business to try to for get. There are other men who seek the companionship of other maidens after a falling out with their sweet hearts. In some instances this is to awake her jealousy. With others it is to keep their hearts from har dening against the feminine sex. A man can go about, here and there, meet a dozen companions on the street who are only too eager to accompany him, here and there. He can fill in his time from early morn until mid night with convivial companions of his own sex, whether the moon rises or storm rages. A girl may not do this. She has more time to think it out and nurse her regrets. It is not every day that she meets a would-be lover who is congenial to her. If her beau stays away a fortnight, a month, and yet another, without sending her so much as a line or at tempting to see her, foolish is the girl who persists in the belief that the man is pining away for her. More than likely he is about to pay court to some other girl of whom he is quite as fond. If a man loves he will make overtures to be reinstated in her favor. Where there’s a will there is always a way. Prolonged absence should show a girl that he is not caring to make up. No matter how hard it may be for her, she should do her best to forget that he ever entered her life. There is nothing so useless as to waste valuable time over a love that is dead. ARE YOU A GOOD SPORT? There is no good life but love—but love! What else looks good, is some shade flung from love; Love gilds it, gives it worth. Be warned by me Never you cheat yourself one instant. Love, Give love, ask only love—and leave the rest. Many a girl has a lover who she knows would be utterly unsuited to her as her husband. If he is of a lively turn of mind, fond of athletics, think ing nothing of a five-mile walk, doting on a baseball game, and a regatta, en joying a rollicking good anecdote, he has no business to take for a wife a girl who complains bitterly if she has to walk three blocks. If she does not enjoy sports she has no sympathy f9r those who can. Above all, a man and a wife should be companionable. If he starts out for a walk, it’s a pleasure for him to have his wife along. If she’s physically unable to do the jaunt that’s another story. If she can stand it, it’s a good thing to provide herself with a good pair of shoes, and to take the tramp with him. She will get to know him very much better than if she al lows him to go his ways alone, picking up whatever company he can find. Men are sociable. They like someone whom they can unbosom their thoughts to. Wives often wonder how it is that men whom they do not like at all get such a hold upon their husbands. The solution of the problem is easy. Those men are good sports. They can take their hikes together, go fishing and gunning, see the races, take a look in at the boxing bouts. The man whoso wife is always ready to accompany him. without demurring—wherever he decides he’d like to go, has no need to choose a male friend, w r ho is as good a sport as himself. Of course, circum stances alter cases. After the babies come to the home, she cannot be ex pected to indulge in the sports he loves. But she can do quite as well in Saved Vines From Snails. An account was published some years ago of the clearing out of a celebrated vineyard known as the Clos de Vougeot, in France, from which no fewer than 120 bushels of snails were removed at a cost in labor of more than cne hundred francs less than the price obtained by the sale of the snails. It was estimated that these snails would have damaged the lines to an extent represented by the alue of fifteen to twenty pipes of •fine. devising the ways and means whereby he shall have company. Little Bobby and the go-cart solve the problem. The average man, if requested, is only too pleased to wheel his young son out for an airing. One crafty little mother devised a cart which held three. While the father took them out for an airing the mother was relieved from the care of them. He could not wheel the kid dies so far, or so swiftly. It wasn’t so much of a hardship for her to ac company the quartet. It’s all in the way in which a wife breaks a husband in. There are men who become rest less sitting in the house all day. She is wise who puts on her things and goes with him, when it’s so that she can. She who loves her ease too much will find it a trial to be wedded to a restless man, who is always on the go. Men and women should make a study of each other’s likes and dislikes —their natures and habits —during courtship. The man who acquires the habit of going out by himself may be gradually weaned from home life. Make an effort to be a good sport ■ whether you are so or no—to please him. DOES KISSING MEAN LOVE? One kiss from all others exalts me. And sets all my pulses astir. And burns on my Ups and torments me: 'Tis the kiss T fain would give her. One kiss for all others requites me Although it is never to be. And sweetens my dreams and invites me: ’Tis the kiss that she dare not give me. There are foolish maidens and there are wise onem The foolish maid be lieves all the fairy stories concerning love which the jolly, handsome young man who calls upon her tells her. There is a class of young men who make love without intentions. They are not sincere, nor do they spend much thought of how the girl may con sider their so-called devotion. Such young men have not brains enough to win the average girl by earnest, manly conversational powers. They resort to pleading for kisses, to awaken her tenderness and win her heart. Whatever liking they have for the girl is sure to die out if the maiden does not repulse their effrontery. The girls whom such men kiss without be ing betrothed to they make up their minds they will never lead to the al tar. Love is a curious problem. Even while a free lance is most ardently pleading for kisses he is hoping down in his heart that the girl will have modesty and self-will enough to refuse. Men know that kisses do not awaken love. They are more apt to disillusion ize the man at least. Men sigh for the lips far beyond their reach. The girl who grants such caresses is no longer a queen on a pedestal for him to try to plead for. After kisses have been exchanged* when there is no proposal of marriage, like a bee that has sipped the sweets of the flower, he is ready to flit away to new scenes and prettier girls. She has no hold upon him; he has not asked papa or mamma if he may pay court to her or for her heart and hand. She therefore cannot say him "nay” if he breaks off without ado. He can even flirt with others and she has not the right to call him to ac count for it. The kisses they have exchanged have not given her a hold upon him. On the contrary, she has lost the ad miration he first entertained for her. The roue and the free lance use all sorts of arguments to offset this rea soning of mine in my warning to girls. They know if there were no kissing fewer girls would be lured along the downward path. The kiss should always mean mar riage to follow. For it should be given only as a sacred, solemn, sanction of betrothal. It means much to the right kind of lovers. The man loves and respects her. He is too fearful of los ing her to ask a repetition of the kiss until it is given at the altar. No mat ter how plain a girl may be, if her lips are chaste from kissing she can have her pick of the most desirable of lov ers. She need never fear that she will not be a wife. Allowing kissing is the best way in the world for a girl to lose a good lover; after they have lost in this way they will be sadder, but wiser. Horse Put to Mean Use. Early in the life of the human race, or during the paleolithic or stone age, at least, the horse appears to have been quite unknown as a beast of bur den, though it is doubtful if the race at that period of existence traveled far from home or was possessed of any plethora of this world’s goods re quiring means of transportation. Prob ably the stone age man knew nothing of the joys of a brisk gallop at morn or in the gathering shades of eve, and at best his horse was physically small and mean-looking. On the other hand, the horse of that period appears to have been on the list of “game,” and was largely used as food. Opportunities. Life, your life and mine, the hum blest and most prosaic life, is filled, crowded, with the most beautiful, the most glorious opportunities; even the seamy side of it is jeweled with splendid chances of manhood and womanhood; every day and every hour the good angels of our destiny are whispering, singing, shouting their invitations in our ears to take from the open hand of time treasures of immortal worth.—Washington Glad den. Grateful Robin Won’t Migrate. A robin which Edward Beltrande, a Red Lion shoemaker, saved from a cat has developed such an affection for its rescuer that when other robins in the vicinity migrated it remained behind. Although the bird was never caged it does not stray far from the shoe maker’s shop, coming there at inter vals during the day and sleeping in the shop every night.—York (Pa.) Dispatch New York World. The Idea! “I’m afraid Dabsworth is a sentimen talist.” “That isn’t so bad.” “But Dabsworth goes to extremes. Why, he insists on selling hi# new mo tor car simply because he ran over and killed an old blind man.” Point of Interest. A small boy who inherits his fa ther's egotism was told that he might be president of the United States. He evinced no surprise but merely re marked. “That’s an easy gue.’s. But what do you think my prospect are for a second term?” Worry Causes Insomnia. Insomnia, a most fruitful source of many kinds of serious physical ills, is a certain consequence of worry. Dia betes is often due to the same cause. AND NOW THE TURBAN i 6UDDEN CHANGE IN MILLINERY IS DISTRESSING. High-Crowned Hat. It Would Appear, Is to Be Replaced by Headgear That Goes to the Other Extreme. The fact that small turbans have come into fashion suddenly and have been accepted by the smartest of young women has caused a good deal Black Velvet Turban With High Ai grette. of perplexity among those who have put their money in the high-crowned hat. They were inaugurated by two young brides, who appeared simulta neously with them as an evidence that they were quite the correct thing. They were flat, simply trimmed and were not tilted over one eye. They showed a good deal of the rippling hair. One was so small it looked like a skull cap. Now, what will you? No sooner have the milliners, with the aid and money of the majority of women, flooded the continent with high crowned postilion hats than those who should launch anew fashion do it in the form of tiny turbans. The shops which exploit this new kind of hat are good enough to place a rakish arrangement of velvet across the back, which looks like two long bean pods blowing in the wind, and now and then they are secured by an ornament of cut steel, for cut steel, you know, happens to be undergoing an unusual degree of popularity. Fortunately for the woman who has an average face and who cannot in dulge in extraordinary fashions, there are turbans which are equally fashion able with the small ones, but having enough height, and irregularity to be becoming. Tht. French are featuring these turban3 as substitutes for the high-crowned coachman’s hat to which they gave all their attention in Sep tember. The fashion for vivid colors on the head has launched a mass of varie gated velvet hats to be worn with som ber tailored suits on the street, and in a more subdued form with afternoon gowns. The velvet in these turbans is very supple and silky and is pulled up and out into irregular folds. Right in this manipuation rests the skill of the milliner and the resultant beauty of the hat. Ornamentation is allowed, but it must be gently done. A spray of cut steel fashioned in some fragile form can be used on the crown to hold flow ers and butterflies that have appeared on the flat, black velvet sailors, are not used on the turbans. There are aigrettes, but they do not cause sor row or annoyance from the onlooker WEAR BAND UNDER THE CHIN New French Mourning Millinery Shows Thi3, and It Has Been Copied in Colors. Some milliners who co-operate with the dressmakers are trying to launch the close-fitting bonnet with its strings beneath the chin. Further impetus has been given to this shape through the new fashions in French mourning millinery which have been brought to this country and which have been found to be unusually becoming. Women have had these copied, not even omitting the strings under the chin. To call this single band of folded material by the name of strings, however, is both incorrect and misleading. It is not as old fashioned in its effect as were the strings that tied in a wide bow ex actly beneath the chin, but it is prob ably a lead toward them. The mourning bonnets are really square turbans, that are not high, and are worn squarely on the head. The veil, which is of silk net, is also square and is placed completely over the hat, falling in points as a hand kerchief, its edges picoted. Beneath the chin pass three folds of soft white crepe, made into a straight band, end ing in a small fiat bow at the far side. Without the veil this hat is copied in maroon velvet with a chin band of chiffon to match There is a fancy, also, to have the veil, as well, in a snatching color, the edges finished in picot. Lace is substituted when it is dyed in the color of the hat, for there TRY DIPPING THE LIGHTS Properly Arranged, Scheme Will Add Immensely to Attractiveness of the Home. Add immensely to the attractiveness of your home by diffusing the lights instead of focusing them on one point, tye strain will be relieved and shad ows and outlines will be softened, especially when amber lights are used. The new, indirect lighting fixtures are replacing old-fashioned ones, making the lighting problem more artistic and less expensive. Much the same effect may be pro duced with less expense by frosted bulbs and globes, gelatin films and glass diffusing plates. There are vs v rious types of this indirect lighting suitable for all room's, from the kitch en to the parlor, and it is to be recom mended as a blessir.g to the busy eyes and the tense ne:ves of today. Only Things That Count. The only eternal part for man to act is man, and the only immutable greatness is truth. —Lamartine. because it is realized that they are ones. Neither the law nor the tends to the wanton destruction * birds today; the world is too busy/ stroying men. Short ostrich tips in brilliant e 0 ’, are placed on some of these Black velvet ones, whose shape / evidently been suggested by the be** of the French student, have kiv blue and wistaria purple ostrich /! upstanding against the folds of the /’ vet on the left side, and held yfj.N buckle of cut steel and jet. Along with the turbans there com an accentuation of capes. The n 5 French clothes from the great hon? are showing them in multiple shape* They are on long coats, or ope* wraps and made of tulle and tnet a i for half-low afternoon gowns. Op could not credit them with the demure ness that the Victorian fashions sb gest, but the happy thing about reath good fashion designing is that \ catches the spirit of the times and aa plies it to the adaptation of a garmr '. from another, and a different epoch (Copyright, IMS. by McClure Newsnar., Syndicate.) Ribbon on the Hats. Even the milliners seem ribbou mad. Have a soft crown black velvet hat with a ruching of double box-plaited black taffeta ribbon, one and one-half inches wide, running all over the crown, "without rhyme or reason." ‘ Another is of wide black velvet rib bon all in loops. Another, the bright, est emerald green felt, with the crown a mass of upstanding faille ribbon loops. An amusing hat had the crown oil loops of old-fashioned chenille, black,! about as big around as my little fin ger, the loops caught Into the center of the crown. —Woman’s Wear. OPERA CLOAK Old Rose Velvet Is Used With Charm ing Effect in This Opera Cloak With Its Semicape Heavily Trimmed With Fur. The Cape Is Fastened Just Under the Chin With a Hugi Button Surrounded With Tasse'sc! Gold. is no disposition to make a color con trast here. GOWN OF CHIFFON AND NEI New Points and Color Combination! Give Effect to a Costume Absolutely Brilliant. One new evening gown has an e! ceedingly full skirt. Chiffon and ne! are its fabrics, and it very cleverlj combines deep crocus-yellow and vio let shadings, the latter lovely color bordering the sleeveless corsage, ani then giving to the yellow, whil* then, from knees to hem. the viola comes into prominence again. On the net a design of roses is e® broidered in myriads of closel! massed and wonderfully shaded bead) and green, flame amber and a dozal other shadings being thus brought to gether—and then all gains anew soH tlety and softness by being veil*! with a final film and flounce of the via let tulle. Of course the dress has a faint)? I Uesh-colored foundation, and soml lovely lace shows in shadowy ion through the folds of tulle on till corsage. Testing and Cooking Eggs. Eggs which are fresh laid are for boiling, but require a little m o ' I time to cook. The shell of anew !*-1 egg Is semi-transparent and slight’■ rough to the touch. A fresh egf'l also much heavier than a stale one | _v. I I Bedroom Furniture. There is an unusual sort of freton® ! or rather glazed chintz, bedroom “ I niture with glazed chintz insets. single beds show a panel of toe cfc lJll E set in the head and the foot, and & I sides of the box springs are cove’-- I with cretonne to match the pattern I the glazed chintz. Then, oi conf* I there is the usual cretonm vain 5 ® I around the bottom of the bed, a I tonne spread and cretonne-covered*® I ster or pillow holder. There ;s a I fonler, the top covered wi’.b £ ! -‘ I chintz and then with glass, and I of the glazed chintz put In the fI of the drawers. The dressing taW l I similarly finished and the chairs finished with cretonne cushions well as insets in glared chintz in frames. Merely a Hint. .A Mrs. Newed —John, before * e married you used to call me crowned king. , ■ Newed—Yes, bo I did, my darlms ■ Mrs. Newed —Well, I saw 3 bonnet for only $37.98 dow town - j morning.