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Elope (jpapypr<sH7:/90^k 1 eoaas /2j&2£j: <2;^ BYNOPBIB. Tin* Amorlcnii consul to Bnrsehelt, a prim Ipiillty of Europe, t«>IlM how the roiKiiltiK Kruml <luke liml trh<l to find h huidiund for lilm rebellious niece, the Princess I lUd.-Kiml.-. finally decreeing that she wed the Prince of Doppelkinn. an ugly old widower, ruler of the neigh boring principality. Though ho hud boon In the country for mlx months the Amer ican conaul hud never aeon the prlnceaa. While horseback rldlria In the country nlKht overtakea him. and he aoeka accom modation In a dilapidated old caatlc. While seeking admlaalon ho la atartlod by a beautiful voice breaking Into aom;. CHAPTER ll.—Continued. Had I stumbled upon ono of my dreams at last? Had Romance sud denly relented, us a coquette some times relents? For n space I knew not what to do. Then, with a shrug— J have never been accused of lacking courage —I tried onco more, by the aid of a match, to locate a bell. There was absolutely nothing; and the bcnt- Ing of my riding crop on the panels of that huge door would have been as noisy us a feather. I grasped the knob and turned It Impatiently. Be hold! the door opened without sound, and I stepped Into the hullwuy, which was velvet black. Silence! The song dlod. All over that great rambling structure not even tho reas suring chirp of a cricket! I stood per fectly still. VVhut the deuce should I do? Turn back? As I formed this question In my tnlnd a draft of wind slammed tho door shut. I wns In for it. sure enough; I was positlvo that I could never find that door again. Heaven knows how long I waited. Soon 1 heard a laugh, light. Infec tious. fearless! Then 1 heard a voice, soft and pleading: "Don't go; In mercy's nume, don’t go. Gretchen! You may be killed!" English! 1 had actually heard a voice speak my native tongue. "Nonsense, Hetty! I am not afraid of any ghost thut ever walked, rodo or floated.” "Ghost? It may be a burglar!" “Or Steinbock! We shall find noth ing." Indeed! "Nothing but a rat. bugling about In tho armor." The laughter came again. "You are not afraid. Betty?*’ "Only cautious. But how can you laugh? A rat?” cried a voice rather anxiously. "Why. they arc as big as dogs!" "But arrant cowards.” So! one of these voices Bpoke Eng lish as Its birthright; the other spoke with an accent, that is to say, by adop tion. Into what had 1 fallen? Whither hud my hunger brought me? 1 was soon to learn. There came a faint thread of light on one side of tho hall, such as may be likened to that which flltors under u door-sill. Presently this was followed by the sound of jangling brass rings. A heavy velvet portiere—which I. be ing In darkness, had not discovered— slipped back. My glance, rather blind ed. was first directed toward the flame of the candle. Then I lowered It— and surrendered for ever and for ever! I beheld two faces In profile, as It were, one side in darkness, the other tinted and glowing like ancient Ivory. 1 honestly confess to you that In all my wanderings—and they have been frequent and many—l never saw such an enchanting picture or two more ex quisite faces. One peered forth with hesitant bravery; the other—she who held tho candle—with cold, tranquil Inquiry. All my fears, such as they were, left me instantly. Besides. I wns not with out u certain amount of gallantry and humor. I stepped squarely Into the light and bowed. 1 am indeed not a ghost, but 1 promise you that I shall be If I am not offered something to eat at once!” Tableau! "What are you doing here?" asked she with the candle, her midnight eyes drawing down her brows Into a frown of displeasure. I bowed. "To begin with. I And a gate unlocked, and being curious, I open it; then I find a door unlatched, and I enter. Under these unusual cir cumstances I am forced to ask the same question of you: what are you doing here In this ruined castle? if It Isn't ruined. It Is deserted, which amounts to the same thing." This was impertinent, especially on the part of a self-invited guest. "That Is my affair, sir. I have n right here, now and at all times." Her voice was cold and authoritative. "There is an inn six miles farther down the road: this Is a private resi dence. Certainly you can not remain here over night.” “Six miles?” I echoed dismally. "Madam, If 1 have seemed impertinent, pardon me. I have been in the saddle six hours. I have ridden nearly 30 miles since noon. I am dead with fatigue. At least give me time to rest a bit before taking up the way again. 1 admit that the manner of my en trance was Informal; but how was I to know? There was not even a knocker on the door by which to make known my presence to you.” The truth is. 1 did not want to go at once. No one likes to stumble into an adven ture —enchanting as this promised to be —und Immediately pop out of It. An idea came to me. serviceable rather than brilliant. “I am an American. My German is poor. 1 speak no French. I have lost my way. It would seem; I am hungry and tired. To ride six miles farther now is a physical Im possibility; and 1 am very fond of my horse." "He says he is hungry. Gretchen.” said the English girl, dropping easily t«*to the French language as a vehicle of speech. (I was a wretch. 1 know, tut 1 simply could not help telling that lie; I didn't want to go: and they might be conspirators.) "Besides." went on the girl, "he looks like a gen flam an.” By HAROLD MacGRATH ™*SEggZZ&MTJiti "Wo can not always tell a gentle man In tho cundlo-light,” replied Gretchen, eyeing me critically and shrewdly and suspiciously. As for me, I gazed from one to the othor. Inquiringly, after the manner of one who hears a tongue not under standable. “He’s rather nice,” was the English girl's comment; “and his eyes strike me us being too steady to be dishon est.” I had the decency to burn In the ears. I had taken the step, so now I could not draw back. I sincerely hoped that they would not exchange any em barrassing confidences. When alone women converse upon many peculiar topics; and conversing in a tongue which they supposed to be unknown to mo, these two were virtually alone. “But, my dear child,” the other re turned argumentatively, "we can not offer hospitality to a strange man this night of all nights. Think of what Is to bo accomplished.” (So something was to be accom plished? I was right, then, in deceiv ing them. To accomplish something on a night like this, far from habita tion. had all the air of a conspiracy.) "Feed him and hip horse, and I’ll undertake to get rid of him before that detestahlo Steinbock comes. Besides, he might prove a valuable witness In "I Beheld Two Faces in Profile, as It Were.” drawing up the papers." (Papers?) "1 never thought of that. It will not do to trust Steinbock wholly.” Gretch en turned her searching eyes once more upon me. I confess that 1 had some difficulty in steadying my own. There are some persons to whom one can not lie successfully; one of them stood before me. But I rather fancy 1 passed through the ordeal with at least half a victory. "Will you go your way after an hour's rest? " she asked, speak ing In the familiar tongue. "1 promise." It was easy to make this promise. 1 wasn't a diplomat for nothing. I knew how to hang on. to dodge under, to go about. "Follow me.” Gretchen commanded briefly. We passed through the gloomy salon. A damp, musty odor struck my sense of smell. 1 was positive that the castle was uninhabited, save for this night. Three candles burned on the mantel, giving to the gloom a myste rious. palpitating efTect. The room beyond was the dining-room, richly paneled In wine-colored mahogany. This was better: It was cheerful. A log crackled In the fireplace. There were plenty of candles. There was a piano, too. This belonged to the cas tle; a heavy tarpaulin covering lay heaped at one side. There was a ma hogany sideboard that would have sea-food salad, asparagus, white bread j and unsalted butter, an alcohol-burner over which hung a tea-pot. and besides all this there was a pint of La Rose which was but half-emptied. Have I you ever been in the saddle half a The Story of the Western Outlaw. Bad Men of the West Classified and Analyzed. Emerson Hough constitutes himself the historian of the outlaw, believing the truth about "the bad man" of the west Is sufficiently thrilling and mean ing to present merely truth. There were outlaws of all nationalities, ac cording to Mr. Hough, but the prize taker among them was the western white bad man. who in a land which the law could not protect, like the great region on the frontier, reverted to the ways of Goth and Teuton for bears. There were genuine bad men and Imitation had men, and Mr. day? If yon have, you will readily sent n collector of antiques Into rap tures. and a table upon which lay tka remains of a fine supper. My mouth watered. I counted over the gooi tilings: roast pheasant, pink ham. a appreciate the appetite that was war ring with my curiosity. "Eat,” hade she who was catibd Gretchen, shortly. “And my horse?” "Where Is It?" "Tied to a tree by the gate.” She struck a Chinese gong. From the kitchen appeared an elderly servi tor who looked to me more fitted to handle a saber than a carving knife; at least, the scar on his cheek Im pressed me with this Idea. (I found out later that he was an old soldier, who lived alone in the castle as caro taker. ) "Take this gentleman's horse to the stables and feed him," said Gretchen. "You will find the animal by the gate.” With a questioning glance at me the old fellow bowed and made off. 1 sat down, and the two women brought the various plates and placed them within reach. Their beautiful hands flashed before my eyes and now and then a sleeve brushed my shoul der. "Thank you," I murmured. "I will eat first, and then make my apologies." This remark caught the fancy of Gretchen. She laughed. It was the same laughter I had heard while stand ing In the great hall. "Will you drink tea, or would you prefer to finish this Bordeaux?" she asked pleasantly. “The wine. If you please; otherwise the effect of the meal and the long hours In the wind will produce iness. And It would be frightfully dls courteous on my purt to fall asleep In my chair. I am very hard to awake.' The English girl poured out the wine and passed the goblet to me. I touched my lips to the glass, and bent my head politely. Then I resolutely proceeded to attack the pheasant and ham. I must prove to these women formidable portion of the food to dis appear. And then I noticed that neither of the young women seated herself while I ate. I understood. There was no hostility in this action: nothing but formality. They declined to sit in the presence of an unwelcome stranger, thus denying his equality from a so cial point of view. 1 readily accepted this decision on their part. They didn't know who I was. They stood together by the fireplace and carried on a conversation In low tones. How shall I describe them? The elder of the two. the one who seemed to possess all the authority, could not have been more than 20. Her figure was rather matured, yet It was deli cate. Her hair was tawny, her skin that at least I was honest In regard to my hunger. I succeeded In causing a olive In shade and richly tinted at the cheekbones. Her eyes, half framed by thick, black-arching brows, remind ed me of woodland pools In the dusk of the evening.—depths unknown, cool, refreshing in repose. The chin was resolute, the mouth was large but shapely and brilliant, the nose pos sessed the delicate nostrils character istic of all sensitive beings—that Is to say. thoroughbreds; altogether a con fusing. bewildering beauty. At one moment I believed her to be Latin, at the next I was positive that she was Teutonic. I could not discover a sin gle weak point, unless impulsiveness ' shall be called weakness: this sign of impulsiveness was visible in the lips. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Hough thus differentiates them: "Throughout the west theVe are two sorts of wolves—the coyote and the gray wolf. Either will kill and both are lovers of blood. One is yellow at heart and the other is game all the way through. Outwardly both are wolves, and In appearance they some times grade toward each other so closely it is hard to determine the species. The gray wolf is a warrior and Is respected, the coyote Is a sneak and a murderer, and his name is a term of reproach throughout the west.” Rash presumption is the ladder that will break the mounter's neck. HORTICULTURE METHODS OF FOREST PLANTING. Where Many Trees Are Needed Btart a Home Nursery. The best method of establishing a forest plantation is by the uso of nurs ery stock. It Is usually advisable to purchase plant material from a com mercial nursery. In extensive opera tions, however. It may prove more profitable to produce the planting stock In a home nursery. Such a nursery, however, will demand the careful supervision of one experienced In growing young trees. Advice in re gard to nursery practice is contained in extract 376 from the year book of the department of agriculture for 1905, which can he had upon application to the forester. Forest planting must be done by simple and cheap methods. Prepara tion of the planting site by plowing and harrowing is not essential, but Is best if the land has been previously utilized for cmtu. Such preparation Method of Forest Planting. and cultivation improve the early growth of the trees, but add to the In itial cost of the plantation. Trees should be planted with the least possible exposure of the roots. The rootlets of the plant will dry out If exposed to the air for even a short time. This is especially true of conif ers. Some of the broadleaf species may. with proper attention, live even after the roots have dried out, but conifers are far less likely to survive. When the seedlings ate received, they should be unpacked at once and their roots dipped into a pall contain ing thin mud. Until time for planting In the field the trees should be “heeled in" according to the following method: Dig a trench deep enough to bury the roots and part of the stems. The trench should run east and west, with Its south bank at a slope of about 30 degrees to the surface of the ground. A layer of trees should be placed In the trench on its sloping side, the top toward the south. The roots and stems should be covered with fresh earth dug from the second trench, in which a second layer of trees is put and covered in the same way. The digging of the parallel trenches Is re peated and layers of trees are put in until all have been heeled-in as shown In the accompanying Illustration. In the case of conifers care should be taken not to bury the foliage, and either to choose a shady place for the young trees or to construct a shade over them with brush or laths. The best time to plant trees is in the early spring, before the growth be gins. In general, planting should he done as soon as possible after the frost is out of the ground. The trees should be carried to the planting sites roots downward in a pail containing several inches of water. They should be set in holes dug with a mattock. The width and depth of the holes will depend on the character and size of the plant's root system. In all tree planting it is of the greatest impor tance to press the earth firmly about the roots so that all air spaces are filled. The soil should not, however, be packed so hard as to be impervious to water, nor should the earth be raised in a mound about the stem. Information regarding general nur sery practice and planting may be ob tained front publications of the forest service, which will be forwarded upon request addressed to the forester. FOR THE FRUIT GROWER. Currants and gooseberries are often set out in the fall. The red raspberry is still the most popular on our city markets, but It Is difficult to grow in the west. The strawberry beds at this time of year should be kept growing and the weeds should be kept down. Last call to cut out the old black berry and raspberry canes! And don't let the cuttings lib In a heap all win ter Burn 'em now. Do not let the orchard ground re main bare all winter. If no cover crop was sown last month (as we then advised i attend to it at once. Continue to cultivate and hoe the strawberry bed. But don't let the run ners set too thickly; cut off the sur plus plants as if they were weeds. Let no fruit waste this year. Light crops or crop failures in many places will surely result In increased de mand and prices. “Market what yoa can. can what you can’t."—Farm Journal. Highly Colored Apples. We all desire highly colored apples, but what can we do to the soil or to the trees to add color to the fruit? We have been told many times that .certain fertilizers, and particularly potash, applied-to the soil will height en the color of apples, but I have doubts on this claim, says Green's Fruit Grower. I am convinced, however, that sunshine admitted free ly to the fruit will add the desired color. Therefore the judicious prun ing of trees, avoiding over-production or crowding of the fruit, will add the desired color. We have all noticed that fruit on the outside of the tree, visited by the sun almost every day. is of a bright red color on the Bald wins and Spies, and that we can write our names on the skin of these apples by pasting a perforated paper on the side of the apple. When apples are brightly colored they are apt to be of better quality than those growing on tfte interior of the trees, where they cannot be reached by the sun. BITTER ROT OF APPLES. Suggestions as to How the Disease Can Be Controlled. The control of bitter rot of apples receives attention In circular 112 late ly issued from the Illinois experiment station and prepared by Prof. J. C. Blair. The author takes advantage of the opportunity to repeat the conclu sions that have been reached at Ur bana by the authorities. Here they are: 1. Bordeaux mixture properly made and applied will save over 90 per cent of the fruit liable to attack by bitter rot. 2. Fruit sprayed in such a manner as to be thoroughly coated with Bor deaux mixture when the first Infection of the disease appears will be Injured least by bitter rot. 3. Spraying with Bordeaux mixture until the fruit is completely coated as soon as the first infection of bitter rot is discovered is of considerable value, but is much less effective than treat ment mentioned in No. 2. 4. Spraying with Bordeaux mixture until the fruit is thoroughly coated after bitter rot has become well es tablished may control the disease to a considerable extent In some seasons. In other seasons its effect as a remedy is very slight. 6. Bordeaux mixture applied in the liquid form and made up according to the 4 —4—50 formula is the most effec tive spraying material for the control of apple bitter rot. 6. Dust spray is absolutely ineffec tive in preventing bitter rot. 7. Pure solutions of copper sul phate failed to chick the disease and caused Injury to the foliage. 8. To coat the fruit thoroughly with the mixture it is necessary to make at least three applications of the spray material. 9. Applications of 25 pounds of salt to the ground about a tree have no value in checking the disease. 10. The conditions most favorable for the development of bitter rot are (1) a period of hot weather accom panied by frequent rains and heavy dews at a period when the apple crop is approaching maturity, i. e., from the second week in July to the end of August; (2) numerous sources of in fection, i. e., cankers on the limbs and mummied fruits left hanging upon the trees. CURING AND STORING ONIONS. Care Must Be Taken to Prevent Spoil ing of Crop. Many an onion crop has been spoiled by Improper curing. Old, ex perienced growers know how impor tant it is to harvest, store and prop- Onion Curing Shed. erly cure an onion crop. Of the various methods In use, one of the most satisfactory we know is to put the crop in a Bhed built for that Pur pose. The size of the shed will de pend upon the extent of the crop. The accompanying sketches suggest a new idea shed. The house is 22 feet wide and 36 feet long. It will hold about 2,500 Shed with Bides Raised. bushels. The two wings, formed by the sides when raised, will hold about 2,500 bushels more, providing 12-foot posts are used in the clear for up rights. It is well to place the rafters two and one-half feet apart They are made of 2x6-lnch stuff, and are 14 feet long. The accompanying sketch ex plains how to brace the roof. These sheds are very handy, espe cially for those who are using an onion topping ma chine, says Or ange Judd Farm ’ er. Often some growers place their toppers un der the shed, and top during rainy Bracing Rafters. weather. The shed also provides stor age for farm machinery. Stringers, not less than eight inches high, should be placed on the ground lengthwise of the building, on which to set crates. This will allow plenty of fresh air to pass under the body of onions. This is very necessary when a large quan tity is stored in one building. Growing Appreciation of Alfalfa. Alfalfa is gradually spreading all over the country and its value is be ing recognized in almost every good farming community in every state in the union. Where the rain fall is heavy in summer it is a difficult crop to harvest because it takes so long to cure, but the value of alfalfa as a feed is sufficient to pay for the very best machinery to handle it and hay caps to cover it. When a farmer looks at his alfalfa and realizes that it is worth almost as much as the same weight in bran, he is willing to go to consid erable trouble and expense to take proper care of it. Alfalfa, of course, is at home in the dryer irrigation dis tricts of the west, but it may be almost as valuable in Ohio, New York state or New England. It is one of the very best dairy feeds ever grown on a farm. This is one reason why it is becoming so popular in the milk shipping dis tricts adjacent to large cities. The Value of Good Seed. A hundred pound melon may grow from a good seed under good condi tions. A great deal depends on the start in the young plant. Fresh lettuce seed of the right kind under proper conditions will bring leaves of lettuce that are crisp and large while inferior in the same ground and with the came care is likely to produce tough t eaves of a bitter flavor. Still we meet ,nen every day who plant inferior seed yus\ to save a few cents in first cost. WOMANS INTERESTS ABOUT THE GLOVES TO BAVE EXPENBE AND HAVE NEAT APPEARANCE. First “Fit” Has Much to Do with the Life of These Important Dress Accessories—Proper Way to Mend. In the first place, the “fit” has a good deal to do with the life of a glove, and so, for this reason alone, it will be worth while paying extra for a pair that will be fitted to the bands rather than buying haphazard a cheap er pair. Fat fingers can not be forced into gloves cut for slender ones without bursting at the second wearing. A well-fitting glove will be perfectly easy on the hand, yet show no wrinkle anywhere, and to be too large is quite as bad as being too small, for, while the tighter glove will be no more apt to crack or split, the looser one will become shabby sooner. Having exercised care In selecting gloves, the same should be studied in keeping them in good condition. The well known glove mending sets are an aid to this and a means of keeping all the necessary articles together, for it often happens that one might mend gloves in less time than is consumed in looking up the necessary articles. A set of this kind includes threads of every wanted shade arranged In the form of a broad braid, a small pair of scissors, an emery and an enameled darner. A small ball is attached to one end of the darner, at the other is an egg-shaped knob. This is used when repairing rips in the fingers, the ball being inserted to help in repairing a hole. Cotton is always used for mending gloves of kid or of lisle thread, but a silk glove mender set comes for silk gloves. Needles are not Included, but they may be bought separately. For re pairing lisle thread or silk gloves any ordinary sewing needle may be used, but the kid ones will be mended much neater if a special needle that comes for the purpose Is used. From the eye half way downward the needle differs in no way from other sewing needles, but the point half has three sides instead of being round. This makes a smaller hole than the round needle, and as the thread employed is so very fine it does not fill up the hole formed by the round needle passing through. So it Is best to use the glove or fur needle. They are about the same thing. Rips in the seams of gloves are al ways repaired on the right side, with an overhanded stitch that is perfectly simple. Supposing one does not pos sess a darner, then it is better to in sert a finger than to hold the glove to be mended In the hand. The seam will be flatter and more flexible, while repaired without such aid the result is apt to be a botch. WOULD MAKE PRETTY GIFTS. Three Small Articles Designed for the Dressing Table. Either of the three little articles pic tured on this page would be an addi tion to the dressing table, and In the making furnishes a pleasant occupa tion for summer days. Any bit of figured or flowered silk could be used up in making the little heart-shaped hanging pincushion, the edges being SOME FALL HAT HINTS. Modifications the Mushroom Style Are to Come. The blizzard of mushrooms has just about spent its force and the storm is bound to subside. The craze was more than a rage, it was a contagion few escaped. For a time everybody found the mushroom style of hat tug ging at their heartstrings of desire, and in consequence it found its way into great popularity. A distinctive style so extremely pop ular as the mushroom, however, al ways leaves hosts of modifications that linger long and ofttimes outwit their predecessors in beauty and favor. Among the newest things shown in trimmings for the winter hats are ap plications of seaweed and periwinkles. This is not a marine suggestion, but real pieces of hat decoration that are being exhibited for madam's consider ation. The new mushroom sailor is not an improvement on the old style sailor; Instead, it reminds one of something finished with a row of pins. The tiny doU’s-houße chair makes a novel watchstand. The watch hangs on the little hook at the top of the chair back, and the seat is stuffed for a pin cushion. The small brocade box might serve to contain a watch or any small piece of Jewelry. It is daintily padded and lined with silk, a landscape design being shown in the space at the top, gilt tapestry braid is used about the edges and to outline the panels. MODEL IN CREPE DE CHINE. Much Betucked Frock Is One of the Recent Gowns Seen. Despite the long run it has had. crepe de chine is still immensely pop ular, its soft clingyness is so well adapted for fine tucking. The model is a charming example of a much be tucked frock in silver-gray crepe de chine. The embroidery on stole fronts, collar and shotllder pieces is done in silver thread, and there is a piping of black velvet at neck and arm finish. The gulmpe is dotted gray silk mousseline. The finishing touch is a hat of gray neapolitan, with loop* of black velvet ribbon uniquely ar ranged on top and small branches of cherries on left front side, where brim turns from the face. Correct Corsets. Nothing con be more absurd than to see, as one constantly does, a short, stout woman, who by the aid of straight fronted corsets, has succeed ed in so lengthening her waist line as to get it apparently just midway be tween her toes and her shoulders. To begin with, this really is not good style, as the tendency of the moment rather is towards the high waisted effect of the empire. At the same time, this is a season of large liberty in one's choice in dress, and a well balanc ed figure—tall and slim, and yet well rounded, being favorably suited by a long waisted effect—can and wisely does secure that end. The short, stout woman should strive to establish a proper proportion between the upper apd lower parts of her figure. She should not allow her things to be made too tight, nor her small stature to be overpowered by a large hat. Demand for Soft Silks. How far away we are from the old, stiff silks that cracked and tore up almost before they were made up! The woman of to-day demands that silks be soft, pliable and cling to the figure so as to accentuate its lines. She will not for a moment consider the use of stiff, unwieldy fabrics. This has resulted in the maufacture of exquisite chiffon taffetas that drape as softly as crepe. Of these latter there is an abundance to choose from this fall, as well as the supple, bril liant liberties, which are being daily more used for the wonderful creations of the Paris modiste. Tussor, the softest of silk or silk and wool, is almost always shown in solid color, but sometimes appearing in Pekin effects, with graduated stripes, which offer splendid oppor tunity for novel combinations of colors. Washable Cravats. A cravat of lawn which is to be worn with an embroidered linen collar and which can be wrashed every week, may be embroidered in three narrow scallops, forming a rounded end. A stripe of shadow embroidery in color is above this and above the stripes is a fleur-de-lis in white. They are easy to make and are considered chic. in felt that has escaped from the shop untrimmed. A small walking hat resembles nothing so much as a cup turned down. With a strip of velvet up one side, a pretty wing on the other it sinks in the middle of some marcel waves and looks particularly stunning. The Breteile Skirt. The bretelle skirt, with its group of tucks at the bottom, is a very desir able skirt to add to one's wardrobe. This skirt is cut in five gores, and is slightly full at the waist, fasten ing in the back. A skirt of this sort may be worn with any lingerie waist, one, perhaps, which is partially worn, and could not be permissible without the bretelles. To Avoid Insipid Effect in Gowns. With the peach-colored ribbons that are used for sashes and girdles now a touch of gray of the palest shade saves the toilet from the hopeless ef fect that is the ruin of many a pretty frock. A touch of black is often bet ter than the gray. The palest shade of gray fa employed.