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of CARNEYCROFT BY JOSEPH BROWN COOKE CHAPTER XX. Innocence Established Miss Carney was not at breakfast, nor did she show herself during the day. and my inquiries concerning her elicited the information that she was constantly with Miss Weston, whose condition had become truly alarm ing. I wrote to John Carney, as his sis ter had asked me to do. telling him all that I knew of Miss Weston's con dition and of her strange connection with the mystery of Carney-Croft which, for the first time, I recited to him in full. Moreover, on the bare chance that he might, through his previous intimacy with Miss Weston, be in possession of knowledge that would give me a clew if not actually explain the present inexplicable oc currences, I asked him to cable me immediately any facts that might help to clear up the situation and put me on the right track in my war against the Bruce woman and her allies. I did this, hardly thinking that he could be of any material assistance to me in my investigations, but. rather than leave any stone unturned, I re lated in detail the events of the last few months, not omitting my experi ence i he morning in the little hill side g.-veyard, and I closed by urging him most earnestly to return home by the first steamer. This letter I posted at once, so that it would catch the next mail boat for England, and, to make sure that it would reach him promptly, I cabled to his bankers that an important let ter was on its way and asked them to recall him at once to London if he was at any distant point. When these matters were attended to I again set to work to organize a •plan of campaign against the Bruce gang, and, as a preliminary step, I went into the village and made all the inquiries that I judiciously could concerning her and her character. To my surprise I found that she was respected and held in the high est esteem by the townspeople, and prominent In all the good work of the parish. Some .of the people even , said that she so much of her meager income to charity that -she often suffered herself for the ordi nary comforts of life. As to Jenks, I could only learn that he was an honest, trustworthy fellow, that he was ardently devoted to the Widow Bruce, but, with it all, I could not find a soul to say a word against the character of either; unless Jenks' keenness in striking a bar gain, and the businesslike way in which he brought home the intoxi cated frequenters of Hoskins' hotel when they had the money for their fare, and left them to get home as best they could when they had not, could be laid up against him as a crime. His own occasional potations seem ed to be entirely overlooked by the townspeople in general, or else whol ly unknown to them, and, taking everything Into consideration. Jenks seemed to be regarded by the com munity as a pretty fair sort of a citi zen. With these facts in my mind I tried to reconcile the doings of the early morning, as well as the other hap penings of w-hich I was cognizant, with the reputations borne by Jenks and the Bruce woman, and I freely confess that I soot} became complete ly bewildered. It must be admitted that I had no positive assurance that the little graves up on the hill contained the bodies of infants, except that their general appearance suggested as much, and the fragments of bone that I had seen served as a mute wit ness of some ghastly crime. MacArdel, too, had identified the odor of the rags beyond all question of doubt, at least as far as he was con cerned, but it still must be remem bered that I had not opened the par cel and that I had no way of know ing that it contained anything more than rags, as did the one that we had examined so carefully in the sum mer. The more I thought of it the less I was able to make out of it, and, final ly. as I had determined to take a walk, and was leaving the house for f purpose, my astonishment was in « led by meeting the widow face to face in the hallway as I descended the stairs. She was dressed neatly in freshly laundered calico, with an immaculate apron of generous propostions, and, in her hand, she held a tray with a cup and some plates on it. We gazed at each other for an instant and then I said, in as unconcerned a tone as I could muster up for the occa sion: “Good afternoon. Mrs. Bruce. Do you remember me? I am Mr. Ware, you know.” “Oh, yes, sir,” she replied, bowing pleasantly as she spoke, "I remember you very well indeed, sir.” I smiled at this in spite of myself and stopped her as she would have passed me and gone up the stairs. “What are you doing here. Mrs. Bruce?” I asked. “I had no idea of meeting you in this way.” “Why you know, sir, I was a nurse in the old country, sir,” she returned, in the same sweetly modulated voice that 1 had noticed before, "and when the young lady took so bad, sir, they sent for me to take care of her until the ’ospital nurses came from town.” “Who sent for you?” I continued curiously, again impeding her prog ress up the stairs. "Miss Carney, of course," she re joined. “She asked the rector and he recommended* me most ’ighly, sir. You know I do most of the nursing in crit ical cases/ ’ereabouts, whan I can find •the time for It, sir.” She caught her breath at this last COPYRIGHT I DOT BY STORY-PREOd CORPORATION clause, as If she would have wished it unsaid, and blushed violently as I re marked: "You are very busy most of the time, I presume?” "Yes .sir, I am. sir,” she retorted, defiantly, "and my business is my own, sir, and it ill becomes outsiders to meddle with it!” With these remarkable words she swept past me and proceeded to Miss Weston's room with all the impor tance of an idealized Sairy Gump from whom the objectionable qualities had been eliminated. As I watched her ascend the stairs with a little self-reliant poise to her head and a manner of absolute non chalance, I came to the sudden zind positive conclusion that the woman had not a bad trait In her makeup, and that the only way to deal with her was to approach her frankly and in all honesty of purpose. I was con vinced, too, that Miss Weston had played no small part in persuading Mi as Carney to send for her as a nurse, and I wondered how and through what sort of argument she had been induced to admit to her house a women whom she had every reason to suspect of bearing her no great amount of good will. From the housekeeper, who chanc ed to pass through the hall, I learned that the nurses from town were ex pected on the evening train, and that “Wall” Jenks Was Saying Doggedly. Mrs. Bruce would go home as soon as they arrived, and I determined to see her and talk with her that very night at her cottage. Shortly after dinner, which, like all the other meals of the day. had been conspicuous by Miss Carney's ab sence, I again started out In the di rection of the widow's house, and ar rived Just in time to find her and Jenks in heated arguments at the gate. I slackened my pace as I saw them standing in the light of the doorway and, feeling that the circumstances warranted me in playing the part of eavesdropper, I stepped stealthily for ward in the shadow of the shrubbery until I was within hearing distance. “Wall" Jenks was saying doggedly, “th’ hull thing's baout teh come aout ’fore long an’ ye might's well tell me naow an’ hev done wit it!" “I'll tell you when the time comes, Sam,” she said, soothingly, and then she added something in a tone so low that I could not hear. "Course I’ll trust ye, Matilda.” said Jenks earnestly and in evident re sponse to her last remark. “Hain’t I alius trusted ye frum th' start; an’ got them pesky bundles fur ye. an’ buried ’em. too, 'thaout never askin’ no questions? But I tell ye, Matilda, th’ hull thing’s cornin’ aout 'fore long, an', what's more, that lawyer cuss wuz up on th’ hill this mornin’ right after we left, an’ dug up th' last one we planted.” “What?” she gasped, seizing him by the arm, “did he open the parcel .an see what was in it or—or take it away with him, Sam?" "No," said the man, “he didn't do nuthin’ to itv ’cept scratch th' dirt off th’ top, an’ when he got a whiff of it I guess it wuz all he wanted, fur when I seen him he was a-comin' daown th' hill like th’ old Nick wuz after him. I surmised what he'd been up to, an’ so I went back an' covered it up again.” “Thank God for that.” she mur mured. "and you did not touch it or open it yourself, did you, Sam?" “No,” he replied. "I jest left it lay, like you’ve alius told me to do, an' covered it up again 'thaout askin' no questions, one way nor tother. But I tell ye, Matilda, it’s all goin’ teh be known 'fore long, an' I do wish ye’d tell me naow, ’fore it’s too late.” "Yes!” I exclaimed, stepping sud denly before them.«“and I wish you'd tell me. too. Mrs. Bruce." They sprang back in amazempnt, and for an instant I thought that Jenks was going to strike at me, but I continued earnestly: 'il have come here as your friend to-night to ask and beg of you an ex planation of this mystery that Is up setting the whole place. I know, Mrs. Bruce, that you can put everything to rights if you will, and I am prepared to do almost anything that you want me to if you will only made a clean breast of the whole business. I don't believe there’s been any very great wrong on your part, Mrs. Bruce, al though I must admit that I did think so at one time, and I want to say now that I am sincerely sorry for the man ner in which Dr. MacArdel and I treated you both last summer.” They said notlhng. and after paus ing for a moment, I continued: "Ab I say, I come here as a friend to ask you to explain this matter once and for all, or at least go away and leave us in peace.” "Oh. I can’t go away, sir!” ex claimed Mrs. Bruce. “I can't do that, sir, whatever you ask. and I can’t teH you anything, either, for the pres ent. sir." “Oh. nonsense!" I cried impatient ly. “You can tell me just as well as not, and I give you my word that you can trust me in every way if you will only take the right view of this thing and side with me in helping to rid Carney-Croft of all further an noyance.” “No." she returned, weeping silent ly. "I can’t tell you anything now, sir, although I say it with no disrespect. As you are a friend of Miss Carney and the other lady, don’t ask it of me. ! beg.” “The other lady?" I 3xclaimed in amazement, and with some sudden suspicion in my tone. "Do you mean to say that you don't remember her name when you know her well enough to have written her so many letters that she is perfectly familiar with your hand, and you have even had her here in your house?" "Written her letters?" cried Mrs. Bruce in a bewildered tone. “Why, sir. I —” Here she was interrupted by Jenks. who suddenly broke out Into guffaws of uncontrollable mirth. Mrs. Bruce eyed him in a puzzled way for a moment, as If she thought he had lost his mind and then, com ing to my side, she drew my head toward her and whispered in my ear: “In God's name, sir, trust me as you would yourself and ask no questions about the letters or anything else. Do this, for pity's sake, and for the sake of the sweet young lady you love." (TO BE CONTINUED.) His Excuse. “Yesh,” m’ dear,” began Luschman, “I’m rather late to-night, but you—er —see I —" "Come now,” said liis wife, "be honest, for once. Why didn’t you tell the truth?” “Well, m’ dear. I’m ’fraid you wouldn’t b'lleve me. Truth’s stranger’n fiction, y’ know.” Waste In Irrigation. The quantity of wai-r which plants use ferms but a small part of that which is diverted from streams for ir rigation purposes. Large volumes are lost by absorption and seepage in the earthen channels of canal systems. Similar losses occur !u the laterals which supply our farms and a large part cf the remainder is wasted in ir rigating crops. An Irrigator is chiefly concerned in lessening the- waste of water in his supply ditch and on bis farm. In localities where water Is scarce, the supply dit< h should be made water tight. Th. may be done bv lining the channel with eernent con crete, cement plaster, asphalt, heavy crude oil or clay puddle. Flumes or pipes may also be used as a substitute for au earthen ditch. One of the most conn non sources of loss cf water is poor preparation of the turface. When the sod is irrigated by Hooding from field laterals an uneven Eurface causes needless wase of water, extra labor in spreading it over the surface and smaller yi-ids. The water flows into-the low places, which re ceive too much and may become water logged while the high places are left without water and the crop thereon u dwarfed. The surface between field laterals should be so evenly graded that water will flow in a thin sheet over the entire surfae. , the excess be ing caught up by the lower lateral. Another common cause of waste 1j the lack of attendance Water is often turned on a part of tie field and per mitted to run wlthom attention for hours and even days. On some farms the Irrigators look afi-r the water for ten hours and turn it loose for the re mainder of the day. I’nder this prac tice the low places receive too much, the hgih places little or none, and a large part flows off the field to the In jury of the roads and .tdjoinlng farms. Too shallow and too frequent Irriga tion is another source of waste. Wet ting the surface and neglecting to cultivate it afterward may result in the loss by evaporation of three-fourths ot the water applied in this way. For most plants, and for all deep-rooted plants in particular, tin ground should be so prepared that water will readily percclate to a considerable depth be neath the surface and enough water should be applied to moisten the sub soil. As we have said again and again in farming by irrigation thorough and frequen cultivation is of first impor tance. It not only prevents the escape of large quantities of soil moisture into toe air in the form of vapor but it g r eatly improves the condition of the soil. —Farm and Field. Potato Troubles. The prospect for a record crop ot potatoes In some of the districts this >ear is not very encouraging, accord ing to reports recel\--*l at the Colo rado Agricultural Coll- go. The little fiea-beattle has been particularly de structive to potato vines so far this season. Their numbers, for some rea son, probably owing to the light win ter, are much greater than usual. The cold, backward season lias caused the Insects to appear later than usual, so that where they an- usually mostly ?one by the time th-' plants come through the ground, this season, in most fields, the plant- were up about the time the beetles appeared, so that the maximum of damage from them has resulted. These insects at this time of year live by eating the foliage of potato, tomato. aD 1 other closely l elated plants. They do not eat the sten. of the plant off at the surface of the ground, as is so frequently stated by glowers. The damage from tills b r ood of the insects conies simply from the reducing of the leaf surface by the insects • ating holes in the leaves. Very soon now the beetles will lay eggs on the underground stems, or new tubers, that are forming, and the resulting larva*- will feed upon them, causing the plnipley appearance that was so noticeable on nearly all the po tatoes of last seasotf. Haying Time. Haying on the big ranches comes at a season of the year when farm help Is scarce und at n oremium because of the multiplicity of other farm duties that become du.- at this time. There fore it stands th*' farmer well in hand to prepare far handling the hay at ! he least possible cost which means the use of modern implements, thereby eliminating hired help. Just when to cut timothy is .signified by the heads Th** cutting should be done when the blossoms are just beginning to fall. The average hay tarmer loses what li*. i'e value there is in his timothy crop by allowing it to stand a week or two alter It should have been cut and in the stack. Timothy deteriorates rap idly in feeding value and palatabilify with the passing of the proper time for cutting. Some people claim that timothy blossom-- twice and that the proper time to cut for hay is between the first and second seasons of bloom. Timothy heads 'tome into bloom but once. The blooming begins at the bot tom of the head and continues until It reaches the top. but the bloom falls from the lower ;>art before It is fully out at the top. Thus it is that the bloom remains on a small part of the top when It is gone below. Climbing Plants. Climbing plants have two opposing methods of making spiral growth. The plants that turn to the right in the northern hemisphere reverse this trend in the southern hemisphere and there fore, for the sake of consistency it may be preferable to describe the two kinJ3 cf spiral tendency as respectively clock-wise and < ounterwlse. The honey suckle and th- bop turn clockwise, while the conv-- vulus and the scarle* runner beans In opaque cylinders, to discover whether the deviation of thi twist was Innate or merely from the direction of th- light, disclosed the fact that the plant possesses an in clination resembling the instinct of i nirralr of proceeding in a given •.11- lection and resents any attempt to force It otherwise. Go out some morn ing and look at such vines as we hav? mentioned and it will be seen that what we have said is correct. How to Destroy Cut Worms. Cut-worms and grasshoppers can be destroyed with poisoned bran by plac ing it in small piles on Infected areas in the afternoo , or evening. These in sects not only prefer the bran to vege tation, but arc attracted to it from some distance. The mash is made by taking fifty pounds of bran and one pound of parls green, mixed thoroughly when It is dr> Then moisten It with sweetened water by using two quarts of cheap molasses. Stir to a moist i iash but do not make it sloppy. The znauh should be used fresh and not put «T when sour. * v THE FIRST STATE CAPITAL. Old Timer Gives Some Early History of Colorado. ine following letter recently ap pearing in the Denver Times furnishes some very Interesting data concerning pioneer' history of the state. The let ter reads; Touching the question of moving the old Chinese laundry from Colorado City to Denver as a capltol relic, allow an old settler to give an item or two of history, wherein he was a partici pant. The building that John Chinaman has occupied for many years as a washee-washee house is not and never was any part of the legislative cabins or capitol buildings. 'Said cabin was erected and occupied by Dr. James Garvin, the first physician who lo cated at Colorado City, and who came across the plains in May, 1859, in the same wagon train and at the same time that the undersigned crossed, in search of gold. When the Legislature convened at Colorado City in 1861 it was In compli ance with a statute passed by the first session of the same Legislature— which session was held in Denver, In pursuance of the command of the "en abling act” of Congress. This second session convened at Colorado City, the capital, and the lower house of representatives, assem bled in a frame house built by John M. Francisco of Fort Garluml for a store building, and Its location was several lots below or down street from the said Chinese cabin, and has since been demolished to give place to a better building. The upper house or council, as it was called, held Its sessions in a kitchen or wing of Mrs. Maggard's ho tel on Center street, about three blocks distant. That building was a log house, but has long since been used for firewood. Mr. Francisco was a member of the council from Conejos county, and the writer was a member of the lower house or representative from El Paso county, and should therefore be quali fied to state the facts of history accu rately. The Legislature was in session only about four days at Colorado City, when it adjourned to Denver for the balance of the session on the ground that the capitol was deficient in ac commodations and that the then Gov ernor Evans refused to remove the records of his office or to come himself to the capitol. and a majority of the Legislature agreed with him and ad journed the balance Of the session to Denver, having been at Colorado City four days. During that session the capitol was removed to Golden City, and at the following session the capitol was lo cated permanently at Denver. Such is the history of the capitol af fair at Colorado City, and of the capi tol buildings. There are yet three or four people living at Colorado City who can testify to these facts. A. Z. Sheldon and Anthony Bott are two of them. Colorado City was at that time the home and play ground of thousands of antelope, and none of us in our wildest hope ever dreamed of a city, or even a village being located there. M. S. BEACH. Colorado Springs, July 25th. Find the Holy Grail. London. The express prnts a story of the discovery near Glastonbury Ab bey of a glass vessel of heautfuli work manship and apparently of great an tiquity. which one, at least, of the dis coverers. believes Is the Holy Grail of the Arthurian legend. The Holy Grail Is the cup from which Christ is re puted to have drunk at the last sup per. and, according to ancient British tradition, it was brought to England by Joseph of Arimathea after the cru cifixion. Tlie vessel is of bluish green glass of some kind, cunningly Inlaid with silver. A number of eminent persons. Including some peers with ecclesiasti cal interests. Ambassador Reid. Pro fessor William Crookes and the Rev. R. J. Campbell, have examined it. It is now in the possession of Professor Crookes, who have undertaken to solve its history. Two New Mills at Granite. Granite. Colo. —Two mills have been completed and will immediately begin treating ores. The Ruby concentrator has a daily capacity of fifty tons and is constructed on modern lines, consist ing of crusher, rollers. Wllfley and Frue vanners, concentrating tables and producer gas plant, that saves thirty-two per cent, of energy from the coal. First, the plant will treat the dump material, that assays on an av erage sixty-one ounces in silver, some gold and a good per cent, of lead. Two mills runs made last fall at the Smug gel mill. Aspen, • returned concen trates that assayed $370 and S4BO per ton, and the estimated net profit to the Ruby Mines Company will average at least SI,OOO per day. The Sargent company has finished the five-ton stamp mill at Miley, and the initial run was made with ores from their properties on Mount Allen, that assay from $8 to $lO per ton on the surface, with streaks of high grade. The plant consists of stamps and con centrating tables, and has been erected for testing the ores, and, if successful, will be increased as necessity de mands. Jap Must Meet Serious Charge. Sterling, Colo. —Joseph Onodera, a Japanese beet contractor, was arrested on an information sworn to by Miss Gertrude Early, eighteen years of age. charging him with criminal assault. The young woman is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Early, prominent farm ers living near Merino. Miss Early was employed as a do mestic at the home of J. R. Sheely, a neighboring rancher, and occupied a bedroom in a secluded portion of the house. Onodera worked on the farm, and Miss Early asserts that about 2 o'clock Sunday morning Onodera en tered her room and gained her couch before she was aware of his presence. Monday morning she returned to her home and informed her parents of what had happened. Onodera admits the intimacy, but alleges that it was with the girl's consent. Dismiss Fraud Case. Chevenne, Wyo.—ln the United States" District Court Judge Riner dis missed the case against E. T. McCar thy, a millionaire mining man of Bax ter City. Kansas, who was charged with conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment of title to coal lands in Sheri dan county. The statute of limitations prevented the prosecution of the case. PURELY FEMININE TRAIN THE EYEBROW MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THE COUNTENANCE. How Excessive Thickness May Be Corrected—" Wild Hairs” Can Be Removed With the Aid of the Tweezers. It has long been a vexed question whether It is the eyes or the mouth that gives character to the face. Various ar guments have been advanced on both sides, and beauty “experts” have given their professional—and conflict ing—opinions. Meanwhile, every one has neglected an extremely Important factor in the problem. The eyebrows are really the most important feature of the countenance. They giv§ to the eyes their expression, to the re mainder of the face its distinction and character. They serve as indicators and pointers, calling the attention to Using the Tweezers. any special beauty or unusual feature of the eye itself. They may, how ever, play an even more important part in the general ensemble. It is. HINTS BY MME. MERRI. Helpful Answers Given to Puzzled Correspondents. Announcing a Marriage. Will Madame Merri please give a correct form of announcing a marriage when the bride Is an orphan? MILLIE. There are two forms equally good, which 1 give below, but the most satis factory wuy for you would be to send me a stamped envelope and have the name of a stationer forwarded to you who will submit samples for your con sideration. Mildred Ball Jones and John Henry White Announce their marriage, August the sixth, etc., or. Married, on Tuesday, the second of September, Mildred Ball Jones and John Henry White. The following questions come from a correspondent who signs herself Jeanne G.: What Is the proper way to acknowl edge an invitation to a piano recital given by a girl friend? If gifts are sent to her what would be suitable and how should they be given? At an Informal reception who sug gests going to the dining room, the lady or her escort? Should a man al ways keep to the right in being seated at table when the places are not marked? In introducing a young professional man should a lady be presented to him or visa versa? And does the age of a lady make any difference in the above question? Is It proper to ask a man in when he takes a girl home and should she ask him to call? In reply to the first question, ac knowledge the invitation to a recital in the same manner and form as it was received. I do not believe it is customary to give gifts except flow ers; they are always permissible and acceptable and should be sent the day of the recital or presented to the artist during the performance. At all receptions there Hhould be HELPS THE LINGERIE DRESS. Ribbon Run Through Beading Has Charming Effect. Nowadays the lingerie dress has done away with the unsightly safety pin that used to keep the skirt aud waist together, and most of them are put together at the waist line yvith a piece of insertion or some other trim ming. But most popular of all for the tall girl who wants to outline her waist is a piece of beading through which is run a soft ribbon about two inches wide. At the left side of the waist is put a full bow, with two short ends tacked up on the waist and a couple of long loops and ends falling down over the skirt. Finish the »leeves in the same manner and run the ribbon through the beading, fin ished at the top of the elbow with a full bow with rather long ends hang ing down hiding the sharp lines of the ;lbow Joint. Do this on a simple mus lin frock, with nothing but machine ucks, and the effect Is charming. The Dresden ribbon seems most popular •f all this year, and has been put on for instance, a little-known fact tha the slanting Mongolian eyes are reall. perfectly straight. It is only th formation of the skin surroundlng-th* eye, accentuated by the extremelj slanting eyebrow, that gives this do ceptive appearance. It Is easy to see, therefore, why the beauty of the eyebrows is of im portance to her who would aspire to good looks in any form. It is neces sary that she keep them in good con dition. fostering any good feature they may possess and correcting whatever faults they have. She should first of all consider just what shape, thick ness, etc., of the eyebrows would con stitute beauty, and then devote her self to the reaching of that point. The perfect eyebrow is in form an arch, not too high, yet distinctly curved. It should bo rather thick than thin, yet excessive thickness is the worst defect it could show. The two eyebrows should be perfectly dis tinct, with not even one hair between them, and yet not so far apart as to show poor mental caliber. They shduld be of a shade Slightly darker than the hair, but not noticeably so. Finally, they should match the color of the lashes exactly. Perhaps the most common fault is excessive thickness of the brows, ac companied by a number of wild hairs. There is but one cure for this condi tion—removal with a pair of tweezers. The operation causes no more pain than when a hair is pulled from the head, and may be performed by one's self. Use ordinary small tweezers, such as physicians employ to pick up surgical cotton, and pull out one hair at a time, taking care that each really comes out, and Is not simply b.*)ken off. Of course, this treatment will not destroy the hair follicles, but with preseverance these, too, will go, and the hairs will appear no more. If uuy itching or smarting is felt after The pulling, apply a little cold cream, but remove as soon as the pain ceases, as otherwise you defeat your own object, cold cream having a ten dency to raise hair. some friend In charge to see that all persons are asked to the dining-room. This necessary individual not being present, it is Immaterial who makes the suggestion, but perhaps the lady should take the lead. It Is ulways more convenient for a man to be seat ed on the right hand side. It is proper to introduce a man to a woman always, no matter what the age of the latter, and If it is two men or two women to be introduced, it is ulways the younger to the older. It ail depends on the hour and inti macy of the friendship whethor a young man goes Into the house. If it is late the escort usually knows what Is best to do and takes his de parture at once. While many authorities say that a man must ask for the privilege of calling, which, of course, is correct. I think It is not at all out of the way if a girl like a man to say, ”We are at home on such an evening and would be glad to have you call." MADAMR ML IIIV. OF SILK OR LINEN. Blouse of tussah silk or linen made with Japanese sleeves and trimmed on the shawl collar and sleeve revers with Japanese embroidery. The col lar, cuffs and large armholes are all piped with satin or taffeta, and the waist is ornamented at the shoulders with embroidered buttons. Pictorial Box, Fancy Bands. One may smoke cigars of his wife's purchasing and still be innocent of the use of tobacco. the market much cheaper than In former years. These ribbons run about three or four Inches In width, and generally the edges are outlined in a solid color —for instance, a white ribbon simply covered with dainty pink, blue and green flowers will have on its edge a tiny band of solid pin!: or blue —and some very stunning ones with the pink outlined with a sugges tion of black. Latest in Scarfs. One of the pretty accessories In this season of whimsical shoulder cov erings is a long scarf of the same ma terial as the gown gathered in at the back, fitting snugly over the shoulders and the arms and knotted carefully at the front, where it terminates In long fringed ends. Tulle on Everything. Tulle plaitings are used on all sorts of odd materials, and are seen as a finish to the edges of ribbons, lace, embroidery, and even of cloth. Flat ruffles and folds are frequently trimmed with narrow knife-plaitings of taffeta, ch 1 *"" of fine ribbons.