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ißc con*wrr)rt.arrrtc nt>of*re* jy^ncAn AUTHORS AS IMAGINED. A few tittle words! Before that day I never had taken heed; But. O. how blessed the love that came— The tove that taught me to read! Very recently I received an invita tion from the Woodcraft league to one of their grand councils in New Vork city - A large j number of authors I^ were to be P re8 * jf ent “What’s the - Woodcraft and woods ■ cunningly fash ioned from wood. Would they inter est me? I was ; / ' • not sure, but the thought that I would meet many authors tempted me. I went. I was ushered into a strange atmosphere —a veritable Indian wig wam. such as must have been on the western plains at the time when America was in its infancy. Boys representing Indian lads played about or were engaged in rubbing together two pieces of wood to light their campfires —it being the only way then known to produce flame, by friction. Lights there were none save for the bright blaze of the campfire, which threw its rose glow over the faces of the assembled guests. If anybody expected authors to be a prosy set of blue stockings, he would find himself much mistaken. On the contrary, it appeared more like the coming-out ball of a bevy of debut antes. Beauty was liberally mixed with brains. Of course you have often imagined what your favorite author looked like. Ten to one you have shot your arrows -wide of the mark. First came Ella Wheeler Wilcox, blonde, dainty, with a round apple face and eyes blue as larkspurs. She wore a cream-colored satin dress, ankle length, with garni ture of silver lace —a veritable pic ture. Ellen Glasgow was in the receiv ing line, plump, demure and fascinat ing. of Titian type. The tall, slender lady with dark wavy hair and thought ful face, garbed simply in white, with no gleam of jewelry about her, was Alice Began Rice, she of “Mrs. Wiggs of Cabbage Patch” fame, said my in formant, a newspaper man. A moment later I was chatting with Cosmo Hamilton, the famous -writer. He was a smooth-faced Englishman, who could tell . the best laughable story without cracking a smile. Be side him stood George Barr McCutch eon round, roly-poly, good natured: just the man you would pick out as having written the books you have read. My interest was intense when Win ston Churchill was announced. The pretty young things in tulle and flow ers who had evidently waited for him to put in an appearance manifested their delight by asking: “Isn’t it per fectly lovely of him to come!” “Is he married?” they asked of each oth er. noticing he had come alone ap parently. I promised to find out and let them know. Such an unaffected, jolly young man would never have been suspect ed as being the author of the world famous novels. It wouldn’t do to compliment him, for he can fire a dozen back at you in the same breath. He is tall, slender, dark eyed—sh— handsome, girls! But the Ernest Thompson Setons. as host and hostess of the evening, were of course in the spotlight. Like the generality of authors, he is slender, of medium height, cordial in manner. He knows how to write a mighty in teresting book. Best of all, he knew how to pick out a handsome wife. It is said of her that she is one of the most beautiful women in New York. She has chestnut hair, blue eyes and la of medium height, plump, but not too plump. Her gown was of black tulle, ankle length, with splashes of sea-blue spangles. As hostess she is perfect. She cfesps your hands, looks into your eyes, smiles her inimitable smile, subtly giving you the impres sion that the affair is given just for you! Most every author known to fame who could get there was present. Blue stockings? Not a bit of it. They were like a lot of school boys and girls let out for a holiday. WHICH IS THE LONELIER? For some this earth is a paradise And they live in a long, sweet dream. While others live from day to day .Pulling forever *against the stream. The independent bachelor girl is more apt to deny than not that she has lonely moments, while, on the con trary, a widow never lets up impress ing you with her loneliness, real or imaginary. The spinster who is any age be tween thirty and over has seen enough of life to realize what she is missing in not having a husband, home and children of her own. She looks about among her married woman friends and studies their condition. If they have a pain in their little finger, hubby calls up half a dozen times a day from his office to inquire if the pain has sub sided or if he hadn’t better call a doc tor. Her children are as solicitous. One holds her hand, another smooths her forehead, while the others are en deavoring to charm the pain away. The bachelor girl, alone in her small rented room, may have pains in her whole body and there is no one to know ir care. She feels keenly the lac) of solicitude and sympathy. ■ The chUdic&e widow, who has been petted and adored by her good man who gone before her, may in time become resigned to her situation. But the lack of someone to love her and someone whom she can love fills her soul with a yearning want which will not be stifled. A pleasant evening among her congenial friends will sat isfy the bachelor girl’s heart. The widow' comes home from such an en tertainment to cry over her present existence. The bachelor girl gets her solitary' meal and eats it with relish, giving the matter no particular thought. The widow, through sheer sentiment, sets her table for two. Her lips quiver and her eyes fill with tears as she looks upon the vacant chair op posite. She concludes she must see it occu pied once more if she is to dispel her loneliness. Such a thought never oc curs to the bachelor girl. Sentiment with her is lost in the labyrinth of duty, as she elbows her way through the hard business world to vie with others, to earn her daily bread. She lays by what she can, which is not much —having the advantage the widow in this respect —she is not sought out by the money sharks, who make love to her in one breath and coax loans from her to make invest ments In the stock market a moment later. The business' girl is just smart enough to look into sharpers' schemes and judge for herself what is best to do. The widow, used to depending on what a man has told her, believes im plicitly the lips that purr a love story in her ear, calling her “girlie,” declar ing even though she sent him from her he must see her again. The average widow is unsuspicious regarding matrimony. The bachelor maid is armed with doubts. The wid ow’s standard excuse is that she was too lonely in single blessedness. The bachelor girl cannot feel the want of what she has never had —a husband and his love. WHAT LOVE MEANS TO MAN. A man fell in love. What w-as that to him? ■Twas all. ’Twas the breath of his life— 'twas a hymn Of the soul whose music and rhythm and ring Were sweeter than songs that the angels sing. He loved. That was all—but it filled up his life So that all of his thought was of mar riage and wife. Before the heart of a man has been touched by the tender passion, he is a cynic in regard to love. He does not think it worth while to give it a thought. He slaps his bachelor chums on the back and tells them how lucky they are in being free lances. He actually pities the man who is tied down to one woman’s apron strings, as he phrases it. No matter how fascinating the wom en with whom he is brought in con tact may be, he prides himself upon the fact that when they are out of his sight they are out of his mind. He is amused at the girls who set their caps for him under their mam mas’ directions. He knows —what they don’t know —that it is tirpe lost. But he is a man with a man’s in stincts and his heritage for loving. His heart may be a plant of slow growth, but he cannot live his life out without its breaking into blossom soon or late. All men are not attracted by the same type of woman. It takes a cer tain particular heart to mate with some other heart. Outward beauty ol face or form or brilliant intellect has nothin? to do wdth it. It is the un mistakable power of mutual attrac tion. that wonderful magnet so inde scribable, yet the golden key, to un lock love, the chord in each heart which vibrates to the touch of but one only. Two may meet strangers, glance casually into each other’s eyes, and without a spoken word or clasp of the hand each may realize the influ ence which means the awakening of the heart. A woman ponders over this sweet and new sensation roman tically. yet earnestly. With a man it Is different. He finds himself com pletely submerged in the labyrinth of an unseen power. Love strikes into a man’s breast deeper than is the case with woman. He realizes that it is man’s destiny. He is filled with the fever of unrest until he is presented to the woman whose personality has such an influ ence. Her presence, the sound of her voice, and the touch of her hand add to his enthrallment. She is ever in his thoughts. He cannot get away froth them if he would. He loved! It opened out anew world to him. The one fear that op pressed him was that he was not good enough for her. He laughs at scars who never felt a sword cut. Nothing is as it was be fore to him. He realizes God’s plan to mate—that it is not well for man to live alone; that he needs the gentle companionship of a noble, virtuous woman to guide him aright through this forward world of temptation and folly. He realizes marriage makes or mars a man. Marriage means every thing to him. His Present Occupation. Mrs. Brown believed in treating hei servant like a human being. So she always allowed her to have her young man in the kitchen in the evening. But Mrs. Brovrn was also of a curiots dis position. and. knowing the girl was en tertaining anew swain* she stole soft ly downstairs and listened at the kitch en door. She got no reward for her pains. All within was silence. Next morning she said to her maid: “Mary, that young man of yours seems very quiet. I never hear any sound of talk ing while he is here.” “Lor’ bless you. mum,’' replied the girl, with a blush and a giggle, "lie’s that shy he’s done nothin’ but eat to the present!” A Puzzler. “Now, sir,” demanded the cross-ex amining lawyer, "did you or did you not, on the date in question or at any other time, say to the defendant or anyone else that the statement ixn puted to you and denied by the plain tiff was a matter of no moment or oth erwise? Answer me, yes or bo.” The witness looked bewildered. “Yes or nc what?” he finally managed to gasp out —Youth's Companion. j Heralding the Outdoor Season I Bn f _.. vy * jßT'•'jßfc' Jr ‘jMf v - 3Q .•••: :^r -j.'.'.'- For the woman devoted to out-of doors a sports coat model, like that shown in the picture, is a good choice for early season wear as a street coat. At the end of the season it will owe her nothing, for she will have had it always with her. Coats of this char acter are shown in great variety and they differ little from regulation sports coats. They are more quiet in color and somewhat more trim as a rule. Not all the models designed for street wear are in quiet colors. The citron shades are much in evidence where smartly dressed women con gregate. The checked coat is a fa vorite for both street and sports wear and is really classed according to the size of its checks —if they are big it ----- - - - - . ■ up I - —— General Utility Suit ■■rn 1.1 ip *——■— I■ .i pi w ■■ A suit for the street and general utility is made in a manner that ap peals to young women and justifies their judgment It is new in cut and very smart looking and it looks well in any of the fabrics —including the novel weaves —that have been used for this season’s suits. The skirt is not anew model, but is cut fuller than usual with deep, in verted plaits that extend to the waist line. These are its only distinguishing features. The coat is a novelty, sim ply and cleverly cut, with raglan sleeves and very full body. At the front a wide overlap terminates at the bust line. The coat fastens here with a half dozen large white bone but tons. Similar rows provide the deco rative feature at the front and back and on the slevees. There is a turn ; over collar of the material and cuffs ! similar to it with a plaiting let in at the back of each. As in nearly all other tailored suits an extra collar and cuffs of white organdie, which are de tachable, recognize the advent of sum mertime. White pique, white satin, emnroid '■ ered batiste and lace appear in collars and cuffs, with the various dark colors Latest Matching Blouse. The perennial popularity of the dark blue suit, which is even more pro nounced than usual this year, is ac knowledged by the blouse makers in attractive crepe Georgette and chiffon waists of various colors trimmed light ly in dark blue. These are more be coming than the all blue waist, yet have an air of belonging essentially to the suit Flesh pink Georgette with narrow hems, buttons and a lit tle heavy stitching or delicate em broidery in dark blue has delightful THE SEA COAST ECHO, BAY ST. LOUIS. MISSISSIPPI is of the sports sort, while very small checks are about as conservative as the more trying black. For the young woman the coat pic tured is a model that it would be hard to improve upon. It is reinforced at the front with a deep square yoke which improves its lines, giving them a straight direction at the middle front with a generous flare at the sides and back. It buttons to one side and has a collar high enough to be chic and becoming and so constructed that it can be turned hack away from the neck when so desired. Big patch pockets are furnished with a plait at the middle fastened with a button. The buttons at the front are set on in groups, and two buttons finish the oddly cut cuffs. used just now for street wear. In collars and revers and collars and cuffs there are occasional suits in which white broadcloth courageously faces the chance of losing its creamy whiteness and being thrown into the discard. But washable stuffs are pret tier, more delicate, and more popular, and the tailored suit, either In wool or silk, is immensely enhanced by their freshness. Other tailored suits, cut on lines with which we are now familiar, can claim the distinction of originality in certain details of their finishing. One of these has what are known as saddlebag pockets of formidable size set onto the skirt. In their silk-braided deco ration. fancy silk lining and finishing, the inspiration of Spanish ideas is evi dent. The coat is cut with a square opening at the front, has scalloped and braided revers and a little low-cut vestee. The neck is finished with a soft ruffle of lace and a soft chemi sette of lace appears above the vestee. possibilities and the sand, biscuit and similar shades stand the same treat ment well, as do certain porcelain, Japanese and medium blues. Scent Bags. Clothes scented with lavender have a delightfully clean, fresh odor. Make your own lavender bags out of bits of colored chiffon. Fill three-quarters full with the dried lavender: tie with ribbon finished with a rosette, and you will have the daintiest sort of scent bags at a very trifling cost. LATEST CORSET COVER NEW LINES MADE NECESSARY BY THE WIDE SKIRTS. ' Design for Combination Garment That Wifi Be Found to Meet all Re quirements of Fashion Sug gestions for Trimming. With the incoming of wide skirts and new bodice lines comes a neces sity for new lines in underskirt and corset cover, and this design furnishes the sort of combination garment that Combination Petticoat for New Gowns. meets the requirements of both. The broad band that does not come up to the arms, which furnishes all the bod ice of many evening frocks, and with a strap across the shoulder to hold it in place, can be worn over this type of corset cover, where the jeweled or NEATNESS EASY TO ATTAIN Smart Dressing Not as Difficult as It Was Only a Few Short Years Ago. There was a time when it was far more difficult to look smartly dressed than it is today. That was the time when we wore separate belts, when there was dress braid on our skills, when w r e wore separate neckwear. We had to be careful that the braid on our skirts didn't become ripped, to hang in loops of untidiness. We had to see to it that the belt of our skirt didn’t sag. We had to see to it that the leather belt we wore exactly coincided with the skirt belt. We had to see to it that the ribbon or muslin collar we wore exactly made connections ■with the blouse beneath it. Yes. those were, indeed, difficult days. Today neatness counts as much as ever, but there are not so many pit falls for the woman who would be neat. Neatness of footgear counts more than ever before. The shoes must be spotless, well polished and in good re pair. Heels that slant are an outrage on good dressing; moreover, they are decidedly unhealthful. It goes without saying that the hair must be neat. A hair net sometimes produces a stiff effect, but that is bet ter than a sloppy one. So choose the hair net in windy weather, and learn to adjust it becomingly. This year, when our milliners tell us to wear our hats straight on the head, neither tipped to left or right, neat hair is more than ever essential. Immaculate gloves count for much in producing a smart appearance. Soiled gloves, ripped gloves or worn gloves are a disgrace. Nowadays, when washable gloves can be bought at al most any price, it is possible for every body to have clean gloves. The cotton ones, if clean, always look well —in- finitely better than soiled kid ones. And a stitch now and then will keep gloves always well mended. Then there is the handbag. In this case, the more you pay. the better, for an expensive handbag outwears two cheaper ones, and looks better the last day it is carried than the cheap one does after the first few' weeks. * There are little details, like the handkerchief, which should always be sheer and snow white, that count IN THE MATTER OF GLOVES With the Fashionable Short Sleeves This Accessory Has Become of Prime Importance. Now that short sleeves are back the glove question becomes one of more than usual interest. One of the latest reports from Paris says that the short puff sleeve will surely be the thing during the next three months. This means the wearing of the 16-button glove, in glazed kid or suede, preferably in white, but per missible in beige, French gray or tan, according to the color of one’s frock. Fabric gloves, which the practical woman likes because of their washa ble quality, have advanced in price be cause of the difficulty of importing them since the outbreak of the Euro pean war. The size and color ranges have been incomplete, and It behooves the woman who is fortunate enough to find just what she needs to lay in a goodly supply, to last through the summer. The preferred colors, after white, ribbon or shirred shoulder strap may be fastened over the strap beneath It, and so not allow any hint of under wear. There is a fight against this type of overbodice, but while it reigns this type of corset cover Is a neces sity, and may be worn with any other sort of dress waist. For nearly all styles of figures a yard and a half will prove ample when purchasing the flouncing for the cor set ctfver, and some figures require less. It is a pretty fancy, that is very common, to make the corset cover of some sort of cross-barred or figured lawn or batiste. This is much cheaper than flouncing of the better class, and can be finished at the top with a nar row beading and edge of embroidery or lace. The top should always have a narrow edge, because it would oth erwise spoil the flat appearance of the waist worn over it. This new r wide skirt is adorned with an embroidered flouncing and a bead ing to match the beading that con nects corset cover and skirt. The same design is good for the Dolly Varden sateen and silk underskirts that are now in vogue, and these skirts are finished with flounces of material that often contrasts in color and figure, and all are edged with ruching, little ruffles or cordingh. It is a fancy to make petticoats of this character with plain tops and flow ered flounces, but, however they may be constructed, it is the fashion of the season to have very elaborate petti coats. often of satin with veilings of chiffon and ever so many furbelows and ribbons. FASHION HINTS There is nothing prettier or more comfortable for the little girl’s chemi sette than white crepe de chine. Checked taffeta makes a pretty trimming for a dress of plain color. Button trimming is in evidence on suits and frocks. Most utility coats are long enough to almost cover the dress. Entire dresses are made of silk Jer sey for outing wear. Many of the new silk suits have carefully fitted backs. Mouse color is a soft and becoming shade. New 7 silks are in large and striking checks and daring stripes. Flannel blazer jackets are coming into use for street wear with serge skirts. Many new evening dresses have short puff sleeves. quite as much as some of the bigger things in giving the impression of smartness which the modern woman aims to attain. DRESSY SUIT OF SILK The coat of this suit has a full flare back and sides. Embroidered pockets are introduced on coat. There are full flaring cuffs and errv broidered lingerie collar. Washing Spats. White spats are only permissible at long as they are really white. To have them look like new 7 again when they have become soiled, the broad cloth variety can be washed. Ise warm water and good white soap. Wash well, rinse, and don’t wring out. Let them hang perfectly wet, and af ter a few hours they will be dry, smooth, and ready to w 7 ear. are pale gray and light tan. For trav eling and other dust-gaining trips, one may get fabric gloves in dark tan, dull brown and dark gray. Hints About Veils, Pale gray veils are very smart, but should be avoided by women with col orless skins. Brown veils are uni versally becoming except when the hair is very' gray. Most becoming of all is the white veil with black hand run threads or a small black leaf de sign. These may be had in octagon and open lattice mesh, and with nar row border patterns. The Chinese Note. Another Chinese novelty is the jade or imitation jade bracelet used as a hat trimming. This idea was seen intro duced on a leghorn with crepe crown. The bracelet, the usual green and white jade hoop, was suspended by loops at the left side, and hanging from the bracelet were five skeins of rope silk in bright colors. LI VC STOCK SORE SHOULDERS OF HORSES Don't Let Animals Work Single Hour in 111-Fitting Collars—Be Watch ful in Spring. (By GEORGE H. GLOVER. Colorado Ag ricultural College. Fort Collins, Colo.) We know how annoying it Is to be obliged to lay a horse off in the midst of springs work, on account of sore shoulders or sore neck. Do not forget that it is your own fault. Some men always make sore shoul ders, some never do. A good man is often seen in front of his horses, ad justing their collars and hames. Don't let a horse work an hour in an ill fitting collar. The greatest care Is needed in the spring when work first starts, for the horse will shrink and the collar will soon be too large. A collar that is too large will injure the shoulders more than one that is too tight. Imagine a man trying to play base ball before his hands have become toughened. A horse wmrks with his shoulders. Keep them well. Look at several times a day. Keep the shoulders and the collar clean. If a shoulder gets sore it is the driver's fault; hold him responsible. “WARBLE” GRUBS IN SPRING Presence of Insects Is Found in Tu mors on Backs of Cattle— Plan for Removing. (By G. W. HOWARD, Minnesota Station.) Owners of cattle should be on the lookout for warbles on the backs of their animals this spring. Evidence of the presence of these flies is found in tumors or warbles on the backs of cattle. In the spring or early summer from these warbles drop grubs which burrow 7 into the ground and after about a month emerge as flies. These flies lay their eggs on the legs of cattle, the cattle lick the eggs off, and after a time the warbles appear on the backs of the cattle. The grubs may be removed by pres sure around the w 7 arbles, and then crushed; or they may be destroyed by the injection of grease or oil into the openings of the tumors. In Europe from 20 to 40 drops of tincture of iodine is sometimes in jected to kill the grubs. PORTABLE RACK FOR FEEDING 3o Simple in Construction That Bill of Material Is Not Necessary— It Is Easily Moved. This race is so simple of construc tion that we give no material bill for it. Besides, the length and width will depend upon your individual needs. You can hitch a team to one end of this unique rack and easily move it. Portable Feed Rack. The runners are of 2 by (Is, the frame work of 2 by 4s and the slats forming; the “V” trough are Iby 4s. The plan clearly shows how to make this feed rack. —Farmers Mail and Breeze. BUSINESS OF THE BROOD SOW Failure to Produce Good-Sized Litter* and Nourish Them Often Due to Lack of Milk, The business of the brood sow is te produce good-sized litters of healthy pigs and nourish them liberally until weaning time. In so far as she fails in this she fails in the purpose for which she is kept. The farmer who keeps a half dozen or a dozen sows for breeding purposes finds half of them, perhaps, capable of fulfilling the maternal function well, while the other half do it only in differently. Quite as often as not the difficulty is the lack of capacity to give milk enough for the litter, and the pigs are in a state of semi-star vation throughout tho entire nursing period. RIDDING PASTURES OF BURS =ests Not Only Cause Annoyance to the Sheep Owner, but Decrease Price of Wool. Nothing is so trying to the sheep owner as burs. Be as careful as he will, these pests will spring up, caus | ing not only annoyance, but often loss. A fleece infected w 7 ith matted burs al ways sells for less than clean wool. * Thus, burs are a direct loss to every I flock keeper. The remedy? Only one—rid the pas | ture fields. That’s another story, if | there are many, but cultivated crops. | a system of rotation, and constant us© | of the ho© will rid any farm of this serious weed pest. Liberal Feeding Is Best. Only liberal feeding is good feed ing, but liberal feeding does not con sist of mere abundance. Stock food should be nutritious as w 7 ell as abun dant. Unnecessary Tax on Farm. Any part of the farm or any stock which is not profitable is a tax on all the rest of the farm. Excellent Grain Feed. Cabbages, mangels, potatoes, etc., (bake excellent green ffeed.