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| THE TRUDGE-AWAY LAD 1; u |! By JAY B. IDEN. j| 1| 6o weary, so weary of running, jj ISo weary of romping and play, jj The Trudge-Away Lad to his mother ; Comes home through the brink of the day' f The Trudge-Away Lad from his roaming \ jj I Through Trudge-A way meadow’s alarms, J; By portals of love to discover ll A haven in mother’s dear arms. jl And wonder fly sweet is his story 1; Of Trudge-Away meadows so grand, jl !; Where tower the castles of Fancy, ]; jl And wonderful battlements stand. I; jj And patient the mother who listens jl 1; While little boy Trudge-Away tells !l Of perilous dangers attending J; The voyager through Trudge-Away dells. 1 Ii ! Then lullabies sound in the evening, J; Forgotten are perils I know, !l And launched are the Shunberland vessels jl That glide where the dream rivers flow: J; Where uplands are fruited with kisses, !; j; And blossom the lilies of joy — I j; Oh, wonderful heart of a mother, jl ll Oh, wonderful Trudge-Away Boy! j; BRIGHT STAR OF FILMDOM "r ■ Jj I/i ' * j If J V' : j|| ! ' * | I SI %< '2; &y i \ Miss Billie Burke. jStar of "Gloria's Romance,” the new motion picture noVel from the pen of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hughes, and reputed to be one of the highest paid actresses of the day. Poultry Pointers. Well fed is half raised. Poor feeding kills many chicks. Give no feed for two days after hatching. Leg weakness results from lack of bone-making feed. The first chick feed should be a dry mixture of cracked grains. Cracked corn, wheat, Kafir and pin head oats are all good. Feed sour milk or breef scrap to help build muscle, feathers and bone. One per cent of bonemeal should also be included in the ration. Feed three times a day and no more, but add rolled oats to the chick feed twice a day * and stale bread crumbs or corn bread will do if there are no rolled oats on hand. Poor growth and lack of thrift usually Indicate something wrong with the feeding. A few grains of sand during the first few days after hatching help to prepare the stomach for food later, though the chick Is still living on the yolk drawn into Its body just before hatching. Commercial ground feed may be fed or a coffee grinder may be used In cracking the grains. Never feed wet mixtures until the chicks are at least five weeks old. Use cornmeal (hat has not heated in sack or bin and place a wire screen over it in the trough to prevent it from being scratched out and wasted. —H. L. Kempster, Missouri College of Agri culture. Take Your Choice. "Who is the greatest man living to day?" asked Heiny. "Well,” replied Omar, “that is mere ly a matter of opinion. There are sev eral of us.” It s easy to be popular if you have money—and are willing to spend it. | Pearl 5.000.000 Years , | g Old Found by Student | A pear! estimated to have been formed 5,000,000 years ago and said to be the oldest specimen of its kind in the world, was found by Stanley C. Herold, a Stanford student, six months ago. The pearl will be presented to the Stanford museum. According to university authorities, the pearl is of little value as a gem. but the oyster in which it was found originated, they said, probably in the Paleozoic period, but which they have credited to the Eocenech. “We have no record," said Herold, “of pearls having been formed before the time this one was created. It re tains considerable luster, and when thoroughly polished will regain more, but Its S.OQf.OOO years of existence has taken oujr about 50 per cent of its lus ter. “At the time this pearl was mad© the dinosaur, mastodon and saber-toothed were in existence." A Gift Suggestion A petticoat ruffle makes a pretty and unusual gift for the birthday of a friend. Now that skirts are so vol uminous most girls are reveling in fluf fy ruffles to their heart’s content. If you do not care to embroider the scalloping, which \s*really the tedious part of embroidering a petticoat, have rather large shallow scallops piqueted on batiste, nainsook or handkerchief linen. You can then put a trifle more time on embroidering with a skeleton stltch ery a pretty design that will fit partly into the scallops. TJtie ruffle is then mounted on a beading of val lace or tine embroidery and ribbon Is run through and tied in a bow at the front side. The flounce should be made quite wide, at least two yards and a half, so that when it is to be attached to the old petticoat or anew one it will be wide enough to compare favorably with the full skirts now in vogue. Children’s Knowledge of Sources Is Sadly Limited By SIDONIE MATZNER GRUENBERG Mothers planned to take turns in conducting the children of the schools through business and industrial plants. A CITY bred boy of some seven years was taken to the country for the good of his health. Dur ing his first breakfast in the new sur roundings he was asked whether he wished any milk. “What kind of milk do you use?” he asked, as he had heard visitors ask his mother at home. “Why. cow’s milk, of course,” was the uncomprehending reply of the na tive dispenser of good things to eat. “Then I don't want any, thank you,” said Jimmie. “We use only Anderson’s milk.” This was considered very funny at the time, and the story was told to all who would stay long enough to listen. Incidentally, Jimmie learned a great deal about cows that no one had ever considered it necessary to teach him. And he learned something about the sources of milk, and about how it comes to present itself in bottles at the front step every morning. As business and industry become better organized, our children seem to have less and less opportunity to be come acquainted with the various ele ments that make up what Charles Ed ward Russell calls “the heart of the nation” —the activities and processes upon which we depend for the things and materials we use in our daily lives. Dry Dyeing. For laces put a tube of paint Into gasoline and stir until dissolved, then test the shade by dipping in a sam ple, If too dark, add more gasoline, but if the shade is too light, put in more paint. Dip the lace up and down until the tint Is obtained, then shake the lace out and let It dry. Press on the wrong side with a warm flatiron Pull gently, but do not wash first Os trich feathers, quills, wings and faded artificial flowers respond to the same treatment Goods not touching water are almost like new again. Ceylon tea will give lace a pretty cream tint Wailings of a Widower. A married man knows his wife's talk is anything but cheap. Distance lends enchantment to a man’s view of his wife’s mother. A woman might as well set a hen on a china egg as brood over the past. The man who is ashamed to act as motor to a baby carriage has no busi ness to butt Into the matrimonial muddle. • • • Nip and Tuck. • The Philosopher. "Is It easy to become a philos opher?" asked the young man from the tall grass district. "Easiest thing in the world,” an swered the home-grown specimen. “All you have to do Is utter truths you don't believe yourself and can’t in duce others to believe,” What It Leads To. I "'n His Wife (read A claims that cryp- tococcuszanthoge niacus causes yel- Her Husband — wa - vs thought it ] was something of caused lockjaw. Wherein They Differ. Little Lemuel —Say. paw, what’s the difference between a bachelor maid and a spinster? Paw —A bachelor maid, son. always lives in tbe city, while a spinster in variably dwells in a small town. Some Are Acquired. “They say.” re marked the moral- Sznirjs. izer, “that aggres sive and impul give people usu- T ally have black "That’s right.” rejoined the de moralizer. “If they (ffi HsU 11 are not born with t them they man- J age to acquire them later.” Wherein They Differ. “A man,” she remarked, “would rath er have contentment without love than love without contentment.” “Yes,” he rejoined, "and a woman would rather have love without con tentment than contentment without love.” On One Site Since 1797. The oldest state bank in New York state, the Bank of New York, which recently celebrated its one hundred and-thirty-second anniversary, and which was founded in 1784 by a group of business men headed by Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury of the United Stated, occu pies a site it bought in 1797. And in a way this is quite as true of the country child as it is of the city child. The former accumulates a great deal of first hand knowledge about raising garden truck and crops and farm animals, but the dishes and the table ware, the stationery and the hardware, most of the clothing and the house furnishings come to him from nowhere in particular, by way of the parcels post or express, or at best by way of the "general store.” The child in the city needs to know more about the farm than he can learn from books and pictures; and the child in the country needs to know more about factories than he can read in a magazine. In one western town a group of fath ers planned to take turns in conduct ing the children of the schools through the business and industrial plants. In an eastern city the mothers of the children of a school made a similar arrangement. There is an opportunity here for parents to do valuable supplementary work for their children in co-operation with the schools and with the other institutions of the community. To learn in the course of a few years all that Is involved in a pair of shoes as a product of human labor is a liber alizing experience for any child. Dame Fashion Says— New silks are In large and striking checks and daring stripes. Fancy coats are usually made of silk with ruchings and cordings. Embroidered net, white and blue, makes a delightful lingerie dress. It looks as though ornamental hat pins would soon be in favor. The sleeveless nightgown is anew idea which is meeting with success. Satin pipings make a quaint trim ming for the dress of georgette crepe. Newest of all combs is the Spanish comb, fan shaped, that fits into the high form of hairdressing. To Freshen Shiny Serge. Sponge the suit or dress with hot vinegar and then press In the usual manner No odor of the vinegar will remain and all the ‘'shine" caused by wear will disappear and the garment look like new. This process leaves no stain and has proved to be both a sim ple and satisfactory method o t clean ing- THE SEA COAST KOTO. BAT Iff. LOOTS, MISSISSIPPI |~ Visions of Summer Styles vH 1 iiiihV :'|,yi ■ ySjS? Two very practical two-piece suits are pictured, in which a little velvet is used as a garniture on poplin and on taffeta. Poplin is presented this season in about the same plain colors that have proved so popular In taffeta. It has almost the same advantages for summer wear, with its lustrous surface, light weight and durability. But it is a supple material and Its lack of the crispness of taffeta has given it second place. In the poplin suit shown here the skirt is plain, finished with a hand sewed hem. All edges of the coat are bordered with velvet. Bias strips of velvet ribbon may be used far these borders. There is a chic rolling col lar of velvet and the cuffs are deep and flaring. In the taffeta suit also the skirt is plain, the maker having centered at- ] Summer Coat for the Small Girl & < I mK mm IP mmff E9P9 Avery simple and very pretty taf feta coat for the miss of 10 years or so Is as good a choice of finery as can be made in outfitting her for summer. Even the smallest of little ladies goes In silk attire as soon as she can walk without likelihood of falling. For the average purse the little girl’s ready-made silk coat is apt to be rather extravagant in price. This is a matter of the work involved and not because of the cost of the silk. To make the best coats involves some hand sewing. Even when economy must be carefully considered the silk coat costs little enough to be within easy reach if it can be made at home. No one with a fair knowledge of plain sewing need hesitate to attempt a coat like the model shown in the picture. All the standard pattern com panies supply patterns similar to it. It is a plain, straight-hanging garment, cut with a little flare and finished with two three-inch ruffles. It has plain full sleeves, with their lower Straw on Serge Costumes. Do you know that straw trims serge costumes? That Is what a renowned French clothes artist has evolved In he way of novelties for this season. The straw, heavily plaited, is applied as three-inch bands to the bottom of skirts and to form upstanding collars. Especially stunning is a suit in blue serge garnished with half-inch-wide patent leather bands, finished with still narrower straw edgings. Does die straw chip away, shatter or other wise disintegrate? Assuredly not tention on the handsome little coat. It is made with a pointed peplum bor dered with velvet, and has an open throat and revers. The standing col lar at the back is made of velvet. Round buttons, covered with the silk, are featured ,in the trimming, and pretty, old-fashioned shellwork trimming made of the taffeta borders the girdle. There are deep cuffs, opened at one side and adorned with the covered buttons. The moderate flare of the skirt is managed in the cutting. It is plain across the frcnt, and at the back three rows of shirring give it the required fullness, with a short yoke adjusted at the waistline. It is a trifle longer than shoetop length. All the gray shades, with blue, green, taupe, and black, are effective in either of the silks pictured. part set into a cap at the upper arm. Poplins, faille silk and soft satins are used as w'ell as taffeta for silk coats, but taffeta has the preference. Light colors like rose, sage green and to bacco brown and many bright shades of blue are liked for them, and occa sionally one sees black, as in the model pictured here. This little coat reaches almost to the bottom of the child’s dress. The two ruffles are hemmed over small cords and the second one is put on with a heading. The coat fastens at the front with four flat pearl buttons. A wdde cape collar of lace-trimmed organdie and cuffs to match are im portant elements of style in this model. Taffeta Frocks. Pretty new taffeta frocks are em broidered by hand. Though heavy, it Is flexible. Neither does the patent leather with which, at times. It is mingled become rusty and lend a shabby appearance to the entire frock. Quaint Outline. Round, full skirts gathered at the waist become more and more popular, and almost invariably these skirts are accompanied by tight bodices which are buttoned or laced up the front from waist to throat. A quaint outline but exceedingly attractive. ALL USING TAFFETA All the leading dressmakers are using quantities of plain and shot taf feta. This silk is now produced in spe cially soft qualities and in the loveliest colors It is possible to Imagine. Ra ven’s-wing-blue taffeta is in great de mand for afternoon gowns and this silk is successfully combined with a thin make of cloth, or with crepe de chine, writes the Paris correspondent of the Boston Globe. For visiting dresses taffeta is com bined with fine serge, with waistcoats of beautiful bead and silk embroidery cleverly introduced. For mourning dresses—of which we have now such a need In Ftance — black taffeta is combined with black crepe de chine or black silk gauze. The bridge teas at the Ritz are ex ceedingly fashionable. These teas are given for the benefit of a very impor tant ambulance fund, and they have proved an unqualified success. Recent ly I noticed a number of well-known society women at the crowded tables, and some really beautiful dresses were worn. Avery pretty girl wore a rather re markable frock which was composed entirely of dark blue taffeta dotted all over with bright red spots. The full skirt was trimmed with a number of narrow flounces, arranged In Van dykes, and the corsage was tight and high-waisted. There was a demure little collar —al- most Quaker in outline —made of white organdie muslin and very long suede gloves met the skimpy sleeves which failed to reach the elbow’s. With this dress a picturesque hat made of dark blue satin straw’ was worn. The wide brim of this hat dropped slightly at the sides and the high crowm was circled by a thick wreath of shaded roses and blackberry brambles. Doucet is just now making a great many dinner gow r ns of black and dark I Dance Frock for a Young Girl cf Shell Pink Silk Gauze With Roses Made of Black Velvet Ribbon and Silver Leaves. prune panne. He is introducing very lovely embroideries, in which silver threads, tiny porcelain beads and pas tel-tinted silks play leading roles. These gowns are intended for matrons and almost all of them have pointed trains which fall in a sort of fishtail over a full petticoat. This is a revival of an old-world fashion and it is distinctly effective when worn by the right woman, but these fishtail trains demand dignity from their wearers. They must not be swished about, here and there, with out some reason. GOOD USE FOR DRAIN PIPE With Proper Decoration It Can Be Made Into Useful and Ornamental Umbrella Stand, Drain pipes make most excellent stands for sticks, umbrellas, golf clubs, plants, brooms, etc., it is impossible to knock them over, and if treated to a little simple decoration, they become ornamental as well as useful. These pipes can usually be had from builders, or at any place where build ing is going on several are sure to be left over, and they can be bought very cheaply. The pipe will need covering all over with some enamel, paint or paper. Some very good effects can be got by covering the pipe over with left over paper; thick paper would be suit able for the purpose, such as embossed paper that is used for halls or for ceil ings. If the pipe is only to stand In a pantry as a receptacle for brooms, it could be covered with almost any kind of left-over wall paper. TO WEAR AROUND THE NECK Collarette cf Malines, in Any Desired Color, Adds a Neat Touch to the Coat Suit. If you want to add a trig touch to your coat suit, make yourself a col larette of blue malines. Asa guide use one of the linen collars made with a cape and upstanding stock. Plait the malines, or hare it plaited if you prefer not to do the work. This will give the collarette more body. About three and a half Inches down from the top of the neckpiece sew a fold of ribbon to match the maline. Over the ribbon scatter pink French knots. Let ends of the ribbon hang down the front. Where the ribbon is tied In front place a cluster of blue and pink flowers and have a few of the posies dangle from the extreme ends of the streamers. Although blue has been suggested, the collarette will be just as effective If made of old rose, brown, green or any color that is becoming and in keeping with the color of your suit. Asa rale, the best plan is to enamel the pipe; give one coat, let that dry, then give another, or paint It with a paint that varnishes at the same time. Such paint can be had in all artistic shades of color; the tone, of course, will depend upon the surrounding dec orations. Leave it to dry for several days; it can then be decorated a little further. For this purpose it is a good plan to stencil a simple pattern round the top and bottom of It with another col momm |M|j| Firm Umbrella Stand. or; this can be done with ordinary oil paint or gold or silver paint. It is a matter of only a few minutes to paint the stencil on the pipe, and the effect is very good. For those who paint, a few flowers arranged grace fully round the pipe look very pretty, or a little scene. When the pipes are used as plant stands, they should be painted or enameled the same shade as the plant pot; this gives a complete look to the stand. The stencil or other decora tion on the pipe may be another color, but all should harmonize together. FOOT-REST ALWAYS HANDY Two or Three of Them in the Living Rooms Are Now Considered Al most Indispensable. The foot-rest shown in the accom panying sketch can be made by the amateur without fear of failure, at a cost, at the most, of less than a dollar, should all the materials for it have to be purchased, which is scarcely likely to be the case. To make it: in the first place pro cure a strong packing case, with a lid well hinged on, measuring about 18 eighteen inches each way and the same measurement in height. Line the inside of the box with brown paper, as it will prove useful for storing all kinds of odds and ends, and under neath the box, at each corner, screw on casters. Cover the sides with some pretty cretonne; this can be done by turning the material over at the edges and underneath, and fastening it on with tacks. The edges of the lid are next fin ished off with ornamental braid and brass-headed nails driven in close to gether. A cushion is fastened upon the top of the box; a cheap cushion covered with cretonne and of the size required can be purchased for a small sura, and may be secured in place with tiny - I Useful Foot-Rest. black tacks run through at each cor ner, and at the sides and Into the lid of the box. To facilitate moving it about, brass handles can be screwed on at the sides of the box it desired. Garden Smocks. Many of the stores are showing gar dening smocks made of burlap or coarse linen, cut something on (he lines cf a very loose middy blouse, that can slip over the head and lace at the neck with either cord cr leath er. They are exceedingly practical, and made, as they are, of soft, har monious colors, they are both artis tic and becoming. Flounced skirts are finished around the edges With narrow knife-plaited ruffles. Use for Bandanna Handkerchiefs. Bandanna handkerchiefs of bright colored silk are used by women with their sport suits. Black and red pat terns or orange and Scotch plaids are thus used. White linen lawn hand kerchiefs in men’s size with Dresden flower borders are also noted, as well as all-over flowered patterns on white grounds. These handkerchiefs are worn knotted around the neck, or are slipped into the voluminous pockets of the motor coats and golf skirts, with a long end extending from the pocket.—Dry Goods Economist. More Lingerie. It seems as if something new In the lingerie line crops up overnight. The latest thing—the term is used with due regard for coming events —is a touch of Chinese embroidery in dainty pale-blue or white chiffon. Rah-Rah Silks for the Girls, Rajah silk and khakfkool are being sold now In college stripes so it is probable that commencement week at the big colleges will flare and blase with appropriate colors.