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Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum *e*ra*ft7. sv rue oo&aj -nc*»k. l con pa. nr copy Pic tfT, PYI. rmpnm a*un *>*'.* pc/rai ow SYNOPSIS. Dorothy lived In Kansas with Aunt Em •nd Uncle lienry. A cyclone lifted their home Into the ulr. Dorothy falling asleep amidst the excitement. A crash awakened her. The house had landed in a country of marvelous beauty. Groups of queer little people greeted her to the I.and of Muncnklns. The house had killed their anemy. the wicked witch of East. Dor othy took the witch's silver shoes. She started for the Emerald City to And the Wlsard of Oz. who, she was promised, plight And away to send her back to Kansas. Dorothy released a scarecrow, giving him life. He was desirous of ac quiring brains and started with her to the wizard to get them. The scarecrow told his history. They met a tin wood man who longed for a heart. He also Joined them. They came upon a terrible lion. The lion confessed he had no cour age. He decided to accompany them to the Wlsard of Os to get some. The scare crow in pushing the raft became Im paled upon his pole In the middle of the river. The scarecrow was rescued by a friendly stork. The/ entered a poppy geld, which caused Dorothy to fall asleep. The scarecrow and tin woodman rescued her and her dog from the deadly flowers. The lion fell asleep and being too heavy to lift, was left. On the search for the road of yellow brick which led to the ■iparald City they met a wild cat and Held mire. The woodman killed the wild cat. The queen mouse became friendly, she sent thousands of her mice subjects to draw the lion away from the poppy Bald. Dorothy awoke from her long ••••P- They started again on the Emer ald City road. They came to a fence, painted green. There were farmers of green, houses of green and people dressed In green. It was the Land of Os. They ipet the guardian of the gates. He de scribed the power of the Wlsard of Os. All put on green spectacles as the bright ness and glory of Emerald City blinded them. The wizard decided to receive one of the party each day. All were put In green rooms. Dorothy went to the throne room. In a chair sparkling with emer alds she beheld an enormous head with out body, legs or arms, bigger than the ••ggast giant. “1 am Os. the great and terrible, said the head. Os told her that when she killed the wicked witch of the Kast he would send her home. The scare crow. admitted to the presence of a beau tiful lady, who said ahe was the wlsard. was promised bruins when he killed the witch. The woodman beheld a terrible beast with a head of a rhinoceros and live eyes. The wizard promised him a heart If he would slay the witch. The lion saw a ball of Are and a voice from the object promised him courage If he slew the witch. The search commenced The witch taw the party when It entered *ver domain and caused a pack of wolves to attack It The woodman killed the wolves. She sent crows which the scare crow scared ami kilted. Bees were dis patched next, but the woodman received the stlnK* Finally winged monkeys took them prisoner and conveyed them to the witchery. Dorothy threw water on the wicked witch, destroying her. Dor jtiy rescued the llonf woodman and ■prermw. She found a charmed golden ■up and started back to Oz. She be came lost. She used the cup to call the winged monkeys who took them to the Emerald City. The charmed cup's story was told CHAPTER XV—Continued. Then he led them Into his little room and locked the spectacles from the great box on all their eyes, just as he had done before. Afterward they passed on through the gate Into the Emerald City, and when the peo ple heard from the Guardian of the Gate that they had melted the Wicked Witch of the West they all gathered around the travelers and followed them In a great crowd to the palace of Ox. The soldier with the green whiskers was still on guard before the door, but he let them In at once and they were again met by the beautiful green girl, who showed each of them to their old rooms at once, so they might rest until the Great Ox was ready to re ceive them. The soldier had the news carried straight to Ox that Dorothy and the other travelers had come bark again, after destroying the Wicked Witch; but Ox made no reply. They thought the Great Wizard would send for them at once, but be did not. They’ had no word from him the next day. nor the next, nor the next. The waiting was tiresome and wearing, and at last they grew vexed that Ox should treat them In so poor a fashion, after send- Oz, the Great and Terrible. ing them to undergo hardships and slavery. So the Scarecrow at last asked the green girl to take another message to Oz. saying It he did not let them In to see him at once they would call the Winged Monkeys to help them, and And out whether he kept his promises or not. When the Wizard was given this message he was so frightened that he sent word for them to come to the throne room at four minutes after nine o'clock the next morning. He had once met the Winged Monkeys in the Land of the West, and he did not wish to meet them again. The four travelers passed a sleep less night, each thinking of the gift Oz had promised to bestow upon him. Dorothy fell asleep only once, and then she dreamed she was In Kansas, where Aunt Em waa telling her how glad she was to have her little girl at home again. Promptly at nine o’clock the next morning the green whiskered soldier came to them, and four minutes later they all went Into the throne room of the Great Oz. Of course each one of them ex pected to see the Wizard In the shape he had taken before, and all were greatly surprised when they looked about and saw no one at all In the room. They kept close to the door and closer to one another, for the still ness of the empty room was more dreadful than any of the forms they had see Oz take. Presently they heard a Voice, seem ing to come from somewhere near the top of the great dome, and it said, solemnly: “I am Ox, the Great and Terrible. Why do you seek me?" They looked again In every part of the room, and then, seeing no one, Dorothy asked: "Where are you?" "I am everywhere,” answered the Voice, "but to the eyes of common mortals I am invisible. I will now seat myself upon ray throne, that you may converse with me." Indeed, the "Doesn't Any One Else Know You're a Humbug?" Voice seemed just then to come straight from the throne itself; so they walked toward it and stood In a row while Dorothy said: “We have come to claim our prom ise, O, Oz.” “What promise?" asked Ox. “You promised to send me back to Kansas when the Wicked Witch was destroyed," said the girl. "And you promised to give me brains," said the Scarecrow. "And you promised to give me a heart,” said the Tla Woodman. "And you promised to give me cour age.” said the Cowardly Lion. "Is the Wicked Witch really d» stroyed?” asked the Voice, and Doro thy thought It trembled a little. "Yes." she answered. “1 melted her with a bucket of water.” “Dear me." said the Voice; “how sudden! Well, come to me to-mor row. for I must have time to think it over.” “You've had plenty of time already," said the Tin Woodman, angrily. "We shan't wait a day longer,” said the Scarecrow. “You must keep your promises to us!" exclaimed Dorothy. The Lion thought It might be as well to frighten the Wizard, so he gave a large, loud roar, which was so fierce and dreadful that Toto Jumped away from him In alarm and tipped over the screen that stood in a corner. As It fell with a crash they looked that way, and the next moment all of them were filled with wonder. For they saw, standing In just the spot the screen had hidden, a little, old man, with a bald head and a wrinkled face, who seemed to be as much sur prised as they were. The Tin Wood man. raising his ax. rushed toward the little man and cried out: "Who are you?” "I am Oz, the Great and Terrible,” said the little man. In a trembling voice, "but don't strike me —please don’t! —and I’ll do anything you want me to.” Our friends looked at him in sur prise and dismay. "I thought Oz was a great Head.” said Dorothy. "And I thought Oz was a lovely Lady,” said the Scarecrow. “And I thought Oz was a terrible Beast,’’ said the Tin Woodman. "And I thought Ox was a Ball of Fire,” exclaimed the Lion. "No; you are all wrong.” said the little man, meekly. "I have been ma king believe.” “Making believe!” cried Dorothy. “Are you not a great Wizard?” “Hush, my dear,” he said; “don’t speak so loud or you will be over heard—and I should be ruined. I’m supposed to be a great Wizard.” "And aren't you?" she asked. “Not a bit of It, my dear; I’m just a common mas." “You're more than that," sa!4 the Scarecrow, In a grieved tone; “you're a humbug.” "Exactly so!” declared the little man, rubbing his hands together as if It pleased him; “I am a humbug.” “But this is terrible." said the Tin Woodman; "how shall I ever get my heart?” "Or I my courage?” asked the Lion. "Or I my brains?” walled the Scare crow, wiping the tears from his eyes with his coat-sleeve. “My dear friends,” said Oz. “I pray you not to speak of these little things. Think of me. and the ter rible trouble I’m In at being found out.” "Doesn’t any one else know you’re a humbug?” asked Dorothy. "No one knows It but you four —and myself,” replied Oz. “I have fooled every one so long that I thought I should never be found out. It was a great mistake my ever letting you Into the throne room. Usually I will not see even my subjects, and so they be lieve I am something terrible.” “But, I don’t understand,” said Doro thy, in bewilderment. "How was It that you appeared to me as a great Head?” “That was one of my tricks," an swered Oz. "Step this way. please, and 1 will tell you all about it.” He led the way to a small chamber in the rear of the throne room, and they all followed him. He pointed to one corner, In which lay the Great Head, made out of many thicknesses of paper, and with a carefully painted face. “This I hung from the celling by a wire," said Oz; "I stood behind the screen and pulled a thread, to make the eyes move and the mouth open.” “But how about the voice?” she In* qulred. “Oh. I am a ventriloquist,” said the little roan, "and I can throw the sound of my voice wherever I wish; so that you thought it was coming out of the Head. Here are the other things I used to deceive you.” He showed the Scarecrow the dress nnd the mask he had worn when he seemed to be the lovely and the Tin Woodman saw that his Terrible Beast was noth ing but a lot of skins, sewn together, with slats to keep their sides out. As for the Ball of Fire, the false Wizard had hung that also from the ceiling. It was really a ball of cotton, but when oil was poured upon It the ball burned fiercely. "Really,” said the Scarecrow, “you ought to be ashamed of yourself for being such a humbug.” “I am—l certainly am,” answered the little man, sorrowfully; "but It was the only thing 1 could do. Sit down, please, there are plenty of chairs, and I will tell you my story.” So they sat down and listened while he told the following tale: ”1 was born In Omaha—” “Why, that Isn’t very far from Kan sas!” cried Dorothy. “No; but It’s farther from here,” he said, shaking his head at her, sadly. "When I grew up I became a ventrilo quist, and at that I was very well trained by a great master. I can Imi tate any kind of a bird or beast.” Here he mewed so like a kitten that Toto pricked up his ears and looked everywhere to see where she was. “After a time,” continued Oz, "I tired of that, and became a balloonist.” “What Is that?" asked Dorothy. “A man who goes up in a balloon on circus day, so as to draw a crowd of people together and get them to pay to see the circus,” he explained. "Oh,” she said; “I know." "Well, one day I went up In a bal loon and the ropes got twisted, so that I couldn’t come down again. It went way up above the clouds, so far that a current of air struck It and carried it many, many miles away. For a day and a night I traveled through the air, and on the morning of the second day I awoke and found the balloon floating over a strange and beautiful country.” (TO BE CONTINUED.) Biggest Noses, Worst Colds. "One thing I have noticed." said the ear and nose specialist, “Is that peo ple with the biggest noses have the worst colds In the head. I don't know which is cause and which Is effect; whether the nose Is big because a suc cession of severe colds has extended the cartilage or whether the colds are heavy because the nose affords such ample breeding space. The one thing I am sure of Is that the combination prevails." FINEST CATHEDRAL Scottish Rite Temple in Fort Wayne Is Dedicated. Masons of High Degree at Exercises Attending Opening of S2OO, CCO Temple—Has a Fine Ban quet Hall. Fort Wayne, Ind.—The new Scot tish Rite cathedral in Fort Wayne, costing about $200,000, and said to be the finest in America, was dedicated on the evening of November 17 in the presence of visiting members of the order from most of the larger cities of the far east and the middle west. The dedication was preceded by a banquet, at which 1,000 plates were laid. The banquet-room of tin cathedral fills the entire ground floor and Is one of the largest and most ornate banquet halls in the west. Owing to the illness of Sovereign Grand Commander Samuel C. Law rence, 33, of Boston, the master of ceremonies was Burton Smith of To ledo, 33, puissant lieutenant grund commander, assist* d by John Corson Smith, 33. grand minister of state. William Geake, 33. of this city, com inander-in-chief of the Fort Wayne Sovereign Consistory, assisted in the dedication. The dedication was held at the regg ular time of the fall meeting of the consistory for the Valley of Fort Wayne, and 300 took the Scottish Rite degrees. Degrees were given from the fourth to the Thirty-second. Heretofore this valb-v had no jurisdic tion beyond the eighteenth degree, and the degrees from 19 to 32 were conferred here for the first time. As the consistory has already nearly 1,- 100 members, the Fort Wayne consis tory has become on*- of the largest In the country. The cathedral, which was designed by Mahurin & Mahurln of Fort Wayne, Is at Clinton and Washington streets, in the residence section, with the handsome First Presbyterian church across the street. It is built of Bedford stone on all sides and Is thoroughly fireproof, being finished within with concrete floors, marble stairways and wainscoting, and Iron Front View of Cathedral. balustrades. Home rooms are finished In Cuban mahogany, hut there is very little Inflammable material anywhere. The heating Is by st>-am and the light ing by electricity. The catheural is three stories high, with a spacious basement. The ground floor will be the banquet and ball rooms, with galleries. The social rooms are on the second floor, which is also provid' d with quarters for la dles. There is also a room for the Mystic Bhrlne The third floor is oc cupied by the consistory auditorium, which Is arranged on the stadium plan with tiers of opera chairs rising steep ly. so that those in the rear seats can all see the work on the large floor be low. There are seats for nearly 600 In this auditorium. The organ loft Is to thq north a?id at the south end there is a spacious stage provided with scenery, the work of a St. Louis firm. The proscenium arch Is elaborate with the designs and emblems of the several degrees. The decorative de sign and color scheme were the work of a Chicago firm. The organ was made In Rock Island at a cost of $6,000. Left Parson with Victory. A west of England parson once re fused to read the Athanasian creed. The parishioners complained to the bishop, who told the parson he must read It. Now it so happened that the creed may be ‘ said or sung,” so on the following Sunday the parson ad dressed his congregation thus: “Next follows Athanasius' creed, either to be said or sung, and. with heaven’s leave, I will sing it. Now, clerk, mind what you are about.” After this they both struck up and sang It with great glee to a fox-hunting tune, which, having previously been practiced, was well performed. The Indignant parishion ers sent word hot haste to the bishop about what had happened, but he said he could do nothing, as the creed had been sung, so the parishioners decided to dispense with It altogether In fu ture. —London Opinion. Fearlessness of Seagulls. A Glasgow doctor who was recently touring the Highlands had a some what unique experience with seagulls while passing through the Caledonian canal, says the Glasgow News. The birds, were as usual, following the steamer and were being fed by the passengers. To prove how tame or bold they were, the doctor fed them by plac ing pieces of biscuit on his cap. The birds soon displayed much skill in snapping up the food. Then the doctor placed a piece of biscuit In his mouth. The gulls were shy at first, but ulti mately one bird bolder than his fel lows partook of the morsel, and be fore long there was brisk competition for the titbits. The snapshooters on board were kept busily engaged, sc that there Is now pictorial proof of the incident Brotherly Love. “Yes, they bring In a lot of eggs.” related Storekeeper Jason, as he dust ed out the prunes. “Why, we even re ceive eggs In exchange for the latest songs.”. “Shake!" said the big man In the checked suit, as he lit a stogie; so do L” “H’m! Storekeeping, too?” •‘No. I’m a minstrel man.” FREED AT LAST From tl 8 Awful Torture* of Kidney Disease. Mrs. liacliel Ivie, Henrietta, Texas, says: “1 would be ungrateful if I did not toll what Doan’s Kidney Pills have done for me. Fifteen years kidney trouble clung to me, my ex istence was one of misery and for two whole years I was un able to go out of the house. My back ached all the time and I was utterly weak, unable at times to walk without assistance. The kidney secretions were very irregular. Doan’s Kidney Pills restored me to good health, and I am able to do as much work as the average woman, though nearly eighty years old.” Remember the name—Doan’s. Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. A MAN OF RESOURCE. Actor (of provincial company) — Can you give me ten cents on ac count? I must get a shave. I have been playing Hamlet for four days, and my beard is beginning to grow. Manager—Well, that's easily reme died. We’ll put on Othello. Country Neglecting the Children. If the percentage of tuberculous chil dren recently ascertained by an inves tigation in Stockholm. Sweden (1.61 per cent.) were applied to the schools of the United States there would be 273,700 children between the ages of eight and fifteen who are positively af fected with tuberculosis, according to a statement of the National Associa tion for the study and prevention of tuberculosis. As contrasted with this figure, there are only 11 open-air tuberculosis schools in operation In the entire country, and nine more un der consideration. At the lowest esti mate, even with all the schools now in operation and those proposed, accom modations will not be provided for four tenths of one per cent, of the children who need this special treat ment. "Julius Caesar” Sent to Bed. At the British Authors' club ban quet in his honor, Lieut. Shackleton told un amusing story of a man who went home one night after dinner and took with him four or five others. "Come In. boys," he said, "and have a last drink.” "But your wife might not like It.” one of the party replied. "My wife!” was the answer; "I am Julius Caesar In my house.” On entering they were received bj the lady of the house with the words: Oh, walk in, gentlemen; there is plenty of drink In the dining room. As for Julius Caesar, he Is going to bed.” The Cost of Politics. In his reminiscences of Orovei Cleveland. George F. Parker tells a story concerning prodigal expendi tures In politics. A rich man who had been nibbling at the Democratic nomination for governor of New York asked William C. Whitney’s advice. This is the advice: "Of course, you ought to run! Make your preliminary canvass, and when you have put in $200,000 you will have become so much Interested In It that you will feel like going ahead and spending some money.” The Fez a Necessity. All through the markets of every Turkish city and village are little shops where the fez can be pressed and Ironed for a few cents. At his prayers a Moslem could not use a hat with a brim, as lil« head must press the prayer rug a certain number of times during each prayer. As the head must be covered at all times, a fez or some other brimless covering must be used. Imperfect. Tommy—The doctors brought the baby. Freddy—lt looks Just like ma had been shopping by telephone again.— Harper's Bazar. SECRET WORKERS Th* Plan Upon Which Coffee Operate*. Coffee Is such a secret worker that It Is not suspected as the cause of sick ness or disease, but there is a very sure way to find out the truth. A lady In Memphis gives an inter esting experience her husband had with coffee. It seems that he had been using It for some time and was an invalid. The physician in charge shrewdly suspected that cofTee was the "Worm at the root of the tree,” and ordered it discontinued with instructions to use Postum regularly In Its place. The wife says: "We found that was the true remedy for his stomach and heart trouble and we would have glad ly paid a hundred times the amount of the doctor’s charge when we found how wise his Judgment was. "The use of Postum Instead of cof fee was begun about a year ago, and It has made my husband a strong, well man. He has gained thirty-five pounds in that time and his stomach and heart troubles have all disappeared. "The first time I prepared It I did not boll It long enough and he said there was something wrong with it. Sure enough it did taste very flat, but the next morning I followed direction* carefully, boiling it for fifteen minutes, and he remarked ’this is better than any of the old coffee.* "We use Postum regularly and never tire of telling our friends of the bene fit we have received from leaving off coffee.” Look for the little book, "The Road to Wollville," in pkg*. “There's a Reason.” Ever read the akm letter? A «ew oae appears frm tlaae «• time. They are peaalee* tree, eat fall Pf kaaaaa latereat. For the Hostess Chat on Interesting Topics of Many Kinds, by a Recognized Authority Out of the Christmas Jar. To make the department especially helpful, Mine. Merrl will give the de partment today entirely up to ideas for the approaching Christmas sea son. The dally papers for some time nave been warning us to make our purchases early, but there are always some who by force of circumstances or habit are late. For some weeks past every available suggestion for the holidays has been jotted down, imping that every reader would In this way be able to find something for her own special need. Many of these are merely hints upon which to en large as each Individual deems best. The first off the spindle Is a now and Jolly method of distributing pres ents. suitable for a Sunday school, club or u large party for children. Ar range a stage with a curtain, which, when raised, will show a windmill re volving with Santa Claus In his usual costume, but acting in the capacity of the miller. Swarming around In busy manner. Drownles, In costumes of the dude, policeman, the Irishman and the Indian, all dumping the con tents of paper sacks into the hopper from which "Santa” explains the "gifts for all, both great and small, will soon emerge." As the arms of the mill turn, out of a big spout will tum ble the tissue-paper-wrapped parcels, much to the astonishment of the spec tators. During all this performance music played softly adds to the mys tery, and the proper lighting of the stage Is also important. To give a touch of seasonable interest the mill might be represented as being on top of the north pole, using quantities of diamond dust and cotton for the back ground and having two figures dressed as "Cook" and "Peary” as "Santa's” assistants. Just tho right person must be chosen to impersonate "Santa," one who can keep a string of nonsense going and mystify the chi!- iren. Jack in the Box. At a club party for children last year they had a big box on a plat form covered with red cambric to which sprays of holly were pinned. At just the right moment Santa Claus appeared, saying he had an assistant this year who was so popular he Just had to keep him shut up. He suld all children loved him so that he was sure he would be recognized Immedl- Sewing Screen The sewing screens aro In many * n ys the greatest comfort a sewer can have, for everything Is ready to use the moment It is wanted. They are made with either two or three panels, covered on the outside with brocade, cretonne or some such firm material. The covering may be fastened on with brass headed nails or finished with a gimp. On the inner side are the vari «»us pockets and straps to hold the ar ticles used In sewing. The pockets are made of the same material as the outer covering, put on with a little fullness, and an elastic In the top. They may be of any size one chooses. On the middle panel of a three-panel screen or one side of a two-panel Is a little wooden shelf, tastened with chains at the outer cor ners. This folds up when the screen Ik put away and hangs In a horizontal jmsltlon when In use, serving as a table to put things on. Two little cross bars of wood have small spikes to hold spools, and under these is a strap, sewed across 1n many places, to hold papers of needles. Over the Bhelf' NOT ONLY FOR BRIDESMAIDS Intimate Friends of Prospective Ma tron Are Also Invited to the Luncheon. The btldesmald's luncheon given a day or two before the wedding is lar ger but simpler than formerly. Instead of limiting her guests to her bridesmaids only, the bride-to-be asks also as many of her intimate friends as she cares to entertain. Supposing there are from four to six bridesmaids and a maid of honor, these, to do them extra honor, are seated at a table with the hostess, and the other guests at one larger ta ble if they number more than half a dozen. IT the entire company Is no larger than 12 or 14. bridesmaids and extra guests sit at the same table, which Is almost invariably trimmed lavishly with pink flowers. , At this luncheon the bride presents to the bridesmaids her souvenirs, the other guests each getting a pretty fa v'or in honor of the day. atcly. Then he urihooked the box and "Jack” leaped out with a spring, his arms full of packages; "Jack" Is push ed down into the box with a great deal of difficulty and “Santa” com mands hlin to look for more presents, and hooks the box, in a moment un hooking, when "Jack” springs up with more parcels. This act may be re peated several times. A Post-Card Hunt. Most children are ardent post card collectors, so this party will appeal to them. There should be enough cards to permit of each guest having three or four when the final distribu tion takes place. Use ordinary cards, inexpensive, with a few colored ones and a half a dozen with Christmas symbols. Hide them throughout the rooms, explaining that uncolored cards score one. colored ones count two points, and Christmas cards score three. Allow ten minutes for the hunt, then blow a whistle. which means that all turn in their cards to have the score made up. The Christ mas cards go to the winners, and tho remaining cards are divided equally k between the guests, after reading off the scores. m a damp: mkhri. Fancies of Fashion The Jet button craze already shows signs of waning. Rough homespun is intended for mo tor coat and outing wear. The toque still reigns supreme for walking In Paris and Is seen In wldo variation. Kimono silks that have large wa tered silk blotches of blurred tints are fashionable. Fur is to be generously used on many of the afternoon as well as un dress tallormades. Smart tailored suits are being made of the new diagonals, which are very rich in coloring. The newest fur muffs are finished with dangling heads and tails that al most sweep the ground. The roll that has been removed from the pompadour allows hats to sit more firmly, and they will be worn very low on the head. are a number of hooks on which, to hung scissors, pincushion, emery bag. tape measure and other little things one needs. Another very useful article-Is a case lor embroidery silks or thread, stitched in sections, the threads run ning through so they can be easily pulled out. This must be hung flat or. the screen by Its two upper cor ners. If a girl has a small room and yet would rather have a sewing table than one of these screens, there Is a very aitractlve little mahogany table that will fit In any room. It Is a perfectly straight square with two little drawers urd four straight legs. Some of these little square tables are quin* plain and others are handsomely Inlaid. One great convenience in any sew ing table Is to huve the drawers di vided Into compartments so that the different little things may be kept sep arate. When a lot of small things are loose in a drawer it almost Inevitably follows that they soon get into a good dual of confusion. A Dainty Color. « uamif luivi. Blse—the creamy, delicate shade of old lace—ls extremely fashionable now, and lace guluipes and yokes, as well ns habits In this tint, are par ticularly good styles with cloth cos tumes for fall. If real old lace is not obtainable, a very good substitute may be made with ordinary tea. This tea should be quite weak and, of course, without milk or sugar, which, would make the lace sticky and stiff. Thers has been a fad in Paris this summer ’for frocks of cream batiste trimmed with this blse lace, and the color is really far more softening and becom ing than dead white. Novel Hair Ornament. A French Jeweler has made an or no men t which can b<» bound around the hair in a straight line, quite far down on the forehead. It consists of a narrow band of rib bon edged with pearls strung on a platinum wire. This band surround? only the front of the hair, and is firtd securely in place by platinum wires. pass through the hair at tfca back.