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'THE OLD FARM.
IKK"-.. ,"*• . " **7 . t IalÄÄrcvLfhe'Äin, ~ Ù DMted " îîiTago- ^ I l breathe once more the south wind's b&lm - , 8 caIm ' (flu ! lAndilt and watch. In the twilight t . -Sal bat flit to and tra, 'P'C whit« cow* lie at tho pasture bar* And the dairy cool, with it* tin* and jar*, I* stored with curds and cream: There'* somebody putting the thing* to right, And through the window I see the light From the tallow candle gleam. fTbe garden is rich with it* old-time bloom. And I catch, in fanev, the faint perfume Ot blossom* dan* with dew; And over it *11 i* the sUrlit dome, And round about it the peace of home— . How it all come* back to view! The night wind *tir* in elm and oak, • And up from the millpond come* the croak Of the bullfrog'* nch bassoon; And I catch the gleam, as over the brink There^|)cep* witn a tremulous, shivering ' The rim of a crescent moon. $ s V It all comes back from tho dusk of time, AVith the mournful cadence and swell of rhyme* That is half remembered, still— Like a measure from some forgotten strain, That hauntingly comes and flees again, And under a dusky twilight aky It, mingling, floats with the plaintive cry Of the desolate whip-poor-will. ,_ -Hollis W. Field. Gt Romance of tlje Schools. HADDEUS BENT, princi V pal of the Diogenes High O School, in the fur Boutli Side of Chicago, left the train at Gower Ilill Sta tion, Wis., where a teach ers' summer school was In progress. Professor Bent—he had sat in a col lege chair in his day—was forty years Ills hair was a trifle gray, his eyes were kindly and his shoulders n Lit stooped. He was going to the sum mer school to hear the natural history lectures of Audubon Burroughs Wood, und to get n bit of nature first hand from the flelds. * At the big boarding bouse by the brook with the great trees at its back, Thaddeus Bent met half a dozen teach ers whom he kuew und half a hundred Vhora he didn't know. The assistant principal of the Diogenes was there, and had been there for a month. She felt bound to do her duty by her chief. She introduced him right and left Then she put on her thinking cap. He won't care much for those frivo- lous creatures Just out of the normal," ■he said to herself. "He'll want some one to pair off with. Now there's Theodosia Desmond, principal of tho rinto School, way up on Chicago's North Side. She's Just bis opposite, but opposites get on well, so here goes." 'And tho assistant principal introduced Principal Thaddeus Bent to Principal Desmond. - Professor Bent found himself in the company of Miss Desmond, on the Veranda, the second morning after his arrival. Theodosia was a little crea ture, with a trim figure, a rather posi tive manner and a piquant noso on Which rested a pair of glasses. Theo dosia was thlrty-flve and admitted it When It was necessary. "What's your hobby, Professor Bent?" she asked. "Every one of us bas a hobby, or we wouldn't bo here." "Well, I confess, Miss Desmond, to ft weakness for natural history. I Ï like frogs, snakes, snails, turtles, water bugs and the rest" l "Horrors, all of them. Excuse me, but I thought you wero abovo creep ing tilings. I haven't a bit Of Bym ■ pathy with you or with them. 'The proper study of mankind is man'— ami man's attributes, let me add. I study meutitl philosophy. It's the only thing worth studying. We won't get along at all well. Thank goodness, I am above tho earth a bit os high as man's head, at any rate. The brain and the understanding—these be noble themes. Snakes and toads, or, how can you?" "Well, I trust I am a llttlo abovo the * creepels and the hoppers at times. B There ore the birds and the trees; they appeal to me." "All of a kind; man's and woman's mentality is the thing for me. I've beard forty of Professor Searcher's lec tures on 'Mind' already, and I'm going to hear the other forty. Some of the Other teachers have fallen away. They B Arc not true blue, though they made B much pretense at the start Can't I induce you to hear Professor Beaeher? B He'll convert you." "Pray forgive me, but I've heard B Searcher and I found him a bore, but I'll go if you'll take me." I Theodosia blushed a bit She was past even such a remote hint of gal lantry as this, she had thought ! "No, I won't take you/' she said, "but s t H* F Vo« - Nda • • a I you may come if you will. Go well up ■ to the front Professot* ßearcher does B pot speak any too clearly and I sit up there—I mean you can hear better there." * i There were excursions into the woods pnd flelds arranged by the teachers as sembled at Gower HUL Professor Bent took the tramps, and through the urg ing assistant principal. Theodosia Des mond occasionally went aloDg. This itudenl of man amused Professor Bent and despite her antagonism she attract ed him a little. » On one of the excursions be found tilmsclf alone with her In a woodland path. Each had books. "What have you there. Professor Bent?" asked Miss Desmond. I* "I have P. H. Gosse, a man too little Toad now, and Burroughs, and White I>f Selborue. They are full of frogs and Snakes and foxes and birds." ^ Theodosia Desmond tossed her head, BiW her piquant noso became as near pert as her thirty-five years would ad mit "Trash, every bit of it" she said. ^There's nothing human about It" f* "ftnrcjy there's human interest in the lives of the frogs and the loves of the birds." t "Love* of the birds! I thought yon »were beyond sentiment. Professor Bent. ,Well. there, I did not mean to be rude. Hero I have John Locke's 'numsn Un derstanding.' study for a Rtudcnt. much bow. but ho ought to be. .would oot touch «înUnient with a joie," ■ Now that's the proper Ho Isn't read He / 1 "Booms to me I've hoard that Locke once wrote a book on how to bring up children properly. Theodosia Desmond blnsbed furious ly. "Bo h© did, but I've not reed It I gee how It is; we can't agree, and I would not rend on© of your authors if the reading would make mo superin tendent of schools. I'll stick to Locke and Kant, and you can keep on reading about the earthworms." Nevertheless, they went walking to gether again, and when they separated for the summer there was Just a sus picion of lingering over the farewell. "Better read White and Burroughs, Miss Desmond," said Professor Bent "You couldn't hire mo ta Suppose you try Locke." The professor shook his head and they parted. Two weeks later Thaddeus Bent walked into the Crerar Library and wrote an order for a book, lie took the volume and started for a tnble. He turned out to avoid a pillar and ran plump into a little woman coming from the other side. She uttered a smoth ered exclamation and dropped a book. Thaddeus Bent stooped, picked the book up, looked deliberately at the title, and, with a bow, banded It to Theo dosia Desmond, who was standing with heightened color and flashing eyes look ing at him. "How daro you look to see what I am reading?" she said. "I thought I recognized the cover os that of an old friend," said the pro fessor, coolly. "They always bind Bur roughs' works nicely. The book I'm about to rend is snuff color. Do you know the author, Theodosia?" lie turned the book back to her. and Human Understanding. »* she rend, Locke." "Don't you think, Theodosia, that we would better do tho rest of our life's rending together?" They put the books on the table and wont out side by side, and the attend ant at the desk noticed that the glasses which the little woman wore were dimmed, though the faeo below was smiling.— Edward B. Clarke, In Chicago Record-Hera Id. A Grim Humor of the Boer War. Gilbert and Sullivan in their wildest flights of fancy never ventured to in vent such things about the British Army as have been disclosed by the as tonishing testimony before the Military Consider the artistic perfection of tills incident, for exam ple: Lord Roberts wrote to President Steyn, of the Orange Free State, on March 11, 1900, complaining that ex plosive bullets had been found in Cronje's laager. "Such breaches of the recognized usages of war," ho sol emnly proceeded, "and of the Geneva Convention are a disgrace to any civil ized power. A copy of this telegram lms been sent to my Government with request that it be communicated to the neutral powers." Mr. Steyn explained that tho bullets In question bad been taken from Brit ish troops. Now it turns out that this ammunition .with expanding bullets had been manufactured In England be fore the war to the extent of 60,000,000 rounds; that there was every Intention of making it the standard outfit of the British Army all over the world, but that its production was stopped be cause it was found to be dangerous to the user in hot climates. It was con demned by The Hngue Convention on grounds of humanity, but It had to be supplied to the British troops In South Africa because at one time thero were only two or three boxes of any other kind on band. All that Is needed now to make the story complete is an apology from Lord Roberts to Mr. Bteyn, but the wire seems to be busy in that direction.— New York World, '-\ Commission. a * Difference In Bird Song*. Much of the attractiveness of the voice of the wood-thrush is due to tbe excellent sounding-board furnished by the foliage by which his songs are backed. In an open field the tones would be deadened and their ringing quality lost It would perhaps be going too far to credit blm with knowledge of tbe value of his chosen environ ment, but lie certainly shows no dis position to abandon the advantages he thus secures. In this respect differing from several of his usual associates. The cardinal, wood pewee, Carolina wren, and many other woodland birds frequently pour their songs into the larger spaces of the open meadow, and the wood-thrush, through chance or choice, thus gains a distinct advantage over these less consistent performers. There is a marked difference In the light notes of the Carolina wren that come from fence post or isolated tree* and those that ring out in the echoing! forest The cardinal's rich porta men tos, too, are far less striking In the pasture than In the deep wood. And much of the sad sentiment of tbe, mel ancholy plant of the wood pewee Is lost when it rises from a bush in the open Instead of stealing out of the heart of the wood.—Henry. Oldys, in Lippincott's. » a Danger In Green Paper. The general public, we fear, is not acquainted with the dangers arising from arsenic coloring matter in .wall 'A recent death In Palmer, paper. Mass., Is directly attributed by the medical authorities to this cause. The trouble which resulted so disastrously and a half made Its appearance a year ago In what seemed to be nervous dys pepsia. Two months of travel abroad seemed to greatly improve tbe patient, but on returning home he soon grew worse again. On account of certain conflicting symptoms which could not be readily accounted for a specialist called In and gave it as bis opinion was that there was arsenic poisoning in the An investigation was then lyituiLl made which resulted in the discovery of arsenic colors in the wall paper of tbe sitting room. This room had been papered shortly previous to the appear ance of tbe first symptoms. The wall paper .was at once removed, but the disease had by this time progressed so far that it .was impossible to save tho life of the unfortunate victim.— Seien tifle American. Wealthy New York Chnrche*. A New York -church that keeps si lence respecting its wealth is the Dutch Collegiate, which is reputed to have an income from investments of $400,000 a year. Trinity Church has an income from its investments of over $1,000,000 pei' annum. « & ,,'v /-V QUfcGIBMD m . VS} J 4 * i I - ir* 1 V a sj became a be I to CLEANING HOUSE. r Dolly'* clothe* are on the line, TP Dolly'* dishes fairly *hine; Dolly'a house ia «wept all through, * Chair* and table* look like new. Dolly'* httle mother, May, Ha* been cleaning house to-day. JÜ. Picture book«, a goodly row, » Such a pretty order snow; Games and blocks all put in place, Pencils in the drawing case. "I'm ao tired," says little May, ."I've been cleaning house to-day. —E. E. Hewitt, in Suabeom. > r 'A PEANUT TARTY. Mrs, Carmichael was very fond of joys; she liked them all sizes and iges, no matter how rough and awk ward they were, was always sure to turn uppermost before she had him in hand fifteen ulnutes. Perhaps for the reason that »he had no children of lier own she had thorough love and understanding of >ther people's children, especially boys. She always had a Sunday school Mass of boys, and there was one per listeqt member who refused promotion half a dozen times rather than submit us, In A boy's best side to a separation. Every year Mrs. Carmichael ar ranged some entertainment for her ?lass, and there was no more delight ful day in the calendar than that .which the boys spent roaming over the beau tiful grouuds and winding up with novel entertainment. Everything There had been a some seemed exhausted, charades, and tableaux, and potato races, and guessing games, and even tricks by a professional, among innu merable ventures. "If I don't have something new my boys will lose their faith, ' she said at .ast, taking her "steady" Sunday school pupil iuto her confidence. "Then I wouldn't give peanuts for them all," he declared. Mrs. Carmichael clapped her hands. "Peanuts!" slie cried. inspiration, and as a reward shall stay in my class for another I shall give a peanut party." Samuel, you are an you year. Tills she proceeded to do without more delay; and for her purpose on the eventful day she bought the entire capital of a peanut stand in the neigh borhood. securing about four quarts. Then she hid them one by one in every nook and angle she could think of; it was really wonderful how even that big house could have hiding places enough, but she finally stowed them all away, well out of sight. "Now," she said, as the boys streamed Into the house after a tour of outdoor inspection, "there's to be a big peanut hunt I have four quarts of them hidden on this lower floor, which must be found in half an hour's time. Here Is a paper bag for each of He who finds the greatest num a you. her of peanuts gets a prize. When the half hour is up I will stop the hunt and will count trophies, after which, to be quite sure our four quarts are secured, we will prove it by this, * and she held up a gnyly painted quart measure. "Now. then, away with you! Go where you please, but be careful of bric-a-brac and china. With a shout they were off and a livelier half hour was never passed. Each second furnished excitement, for the peanuts lurked In the most unex pected places, and boys found them with deafening whoops and yells that sent Mrs. Carmichael's hands to her we »* or Is in ears. , „ At last time was called and the' hunters came tmoping In with their spoils. Little Will Vance, the baby of the class, secured the prize—a fine he was small Jackknife—because enough to slip into Impossible places,, and It was found after careful meas urement that four quarts exactly had been gathered in during tho hunt Altogether the peanut party was a success and the boys went home with the firm conviction that Mrs. Carmi chael was the very nicest and Jolliest boy. of them all .-Pittsburg Dispatch. r*' * IN A PELICAN'S NEST. With what satisfaction I recall my visit to Bird Rock, that famous re sort for birds Just within the passage between Newfoundland and Cape Bre wave tossed ton! Audubon, in a schooner, lay off the rock for hours in the vain hope that he might effect a landing; and one could therefore ap preciate weather which permitted one safely to run a boat onto the hand's breadth of beach beneath the bird-in habited walls towering more than a Tbe top was hundred feet above, reached by means of a crate, o rake, and a windlass—apparatus subsequent ly found most useful in reaching points of vantage whence to photograph birds nesting on the face of the cliff. I have not always been so fortunate, however, and a trip to study a small colony of white pelicans was attended by far from satisfactory results. Size and color combine to make these birds exceedingly conspicuous, and an oppor tunity to test a rifle upon them is rare ly lost. Where man and gun are found, therefore, the birds nest in only the mèst isolated places. This particular group of about forty birds had select ed an islet or, locally a "reef," so far out in Shoal Lake. Manitoba, that it was But reach them we must, and the trip of four or five miles was made in twelve-foot punt, the bottom of which could be wisely trod on only with great caution. and the splendid white birds found sitting on their nests of sand and gravel. At our approach they arose, and, with characteristic dignity of flight, disappeared far down the lake. cealed in a small patch of reeds, a sudden change occurred in the weather and soon we found ourselves prisoners in pelican land. Fortunately we had tent-fly, which witji a push pole, a pair of crossed oars and a camera tri pod. would have made a passable shel ter under ordinary circumstances. But iq the eud the circumstances prored to the not the wholly invisible from the shore of the so tho a The reef was reached were In awaiting their return, con si an a a in out and sic the the and his be be extraordinary, Tbe storm became one to date from, forced to ballast our tent with boul ders, but sitting in a pelican's nest, the only available, unflooded positlou, I passed a good portion of the night with my hands clasped around the ridge pole of our improvised shelter to prevent the whole affair from blow* Eventually we Not only were wo ing iuto the lake, reached tbe malnlaud, none the worse for the experience, but tbe pelicans, alas! refused to share their home with and in their absence their eggs devoured by tbe western gulls us, were that nested near them. SWALLOW CHARACTERISTICS. It is very easy to remember the barn swallow. Hay forks are used in tho barn; this swallow lias a very conspic uously forked tail, that the farmers get much hay down In the meadows; you often see barn swallows flying low over these mead ows for insects, that the under parts are of chocolate Remember nlso Keep in mind also color. On the upper edge of an excavated bank by tho roadside there is a dark layer of soil and vegetation. There is dark band across the breast of the That is easy to re a bank swallow, member. The rough winged is much the same as the bank swallow, except that is lias no dark band on tbe breast. The color is a sooty brown. There is a steel lightning rod on tbe brown shingles of the old farmhouse; there is a bright steel-blue patch on the brown breast of the eaves swnl The tail is almost ns square as of to to I a a I low. the end of the roof. The light spot on the rump you may also remember. This swallow builds a queer gourd shaped nest of mud hanging mouth downward under the eaves of the barn. This nest, made of pellets of mud, is very interesting, as it is nicely adapt ed to the slant of the eaves and to the boards or raftprs on which it Is fast* It is also very interesting to ,>r ened. watch these swallows on muddy shores rolling up pellets of mud. Take your notebook and write in it list of the principal members of a few of Against the name of each bird in the list put the chief characteristic ns stated in any good bird book. Four families at least should be treated in this way—tbe swallows, the sparrows, the vireos and the warblers.—St. Nicb BBHBBHvi x a a these confusing families. olas. ■- M AND NAPOLEON. * From Marengo to Moscow was the long swing in the pendulum of Napo leon's life, the one the greatest battle out of which he came with his life, the other the abyss which engulfed hlm. J. M. Buckley, who is a literary expert on coincidences, points out how strangely the letter "M" played a part in the life of the great conqueror. Marboe was the first to recognize the genius of Napoleon, at the Ecole Mili Melas opened to him the way Mortier was one of his first Moreau betrayed him and tbe first martyr to his Maria Louise partook of his Metterniek eon a taire, to Italy, generals. Murat was cause. highest destinies, quered him on the field of diplomacy. Six marshals — Massena, Mortier, Mnrmont, Macdonald. Murat, Money -and twenty-six of bis generals of di visions had names beginning with the of ft letter "M. Murat, Duke of Bassano, was the counselor In whom he placed the great His first great battle est confidence, was that of Montenotte; his last was that of Mount Saint-Jean. He gained the battles of Moscow. Montlrail and Montereau. Then came the assault of Montmartre. Milan was the first ene my's capital and Moscow the last in which he entered. ne lost Egypt through the blunders of Menoa, and employed Miollls to Malet con a make Pius VII. prisoner, spired against him. afterward Mar mount. His ministers were Maret, Montallvet and Molllen. nis first cham berlain was Montesquieu.— Indianapo re *iwk lis News. The Atomic Theory Exploded. indivisible and unalter ap a "Atoms' as able particles dlsaT>P ear f 1 " 010 oar phib osophy. In their stead we have elec trons," of which the streams from ra dium are partly composed, and which nothing more nor less than minute If we accept the are electrified masses, atom at all. we must consider it as composed of a whole stellar system of "electrons," all in orbital motion. Chemistry bids fair to become the as of the Infinitesimal. Just how the far it trip the a had a tri But to tronomy much smaller than an atom an elec William Crookes has The tron" is, Sir shown in a striking example: sun's diameter is about 930JXX) miles, and that of the smallest planetoid about fifteen miles. If an attom of hy drogen be magnified to the size of the will bo about two sun, an "electron thirds the diameter of the planetoid. The nineteenth century saw the birth of the atom. We now see its destruc tion. Perhaps at some future day we conclude with Crookes that the is composed of a swaxm of may universe _ _ . _ rushing "electrons."—Woman s Home Companion. a Publishing the New*. People should understand that t newspaper is printed for the sole pur of carrying the news of the day, It is a poor stick pose says an exchange, of a reporter or editof who will listen to personal grievances and permit him self to be influenced by personal friead ship or family matters. who does not recognize news Tho newspa con per man and who is influenced by any degree of sentiment to suppress what is news has no business to be engaged in the business. Italy has 95?701 acres of orange and lemon groves containing I6 ( 7J0^07 trees. PEARL8 OF THOUGHT. V Behavior Is a mirror in which every >ne displays his own lmm&ge. Originality blazee a new track while •ccentriclty runs on one wheel in an aid rut It is better to Buffer wrong than do It and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust Borne mon stand on principle and •ome others probably would if they had It to stand on. When you step up on one promise you will always find a higher and a better one before you, A laugh to be Joyous must flow from a Joyous heart for without kindness there can be no true Joy. The art of saying appropriate words in a kindly way is one that never goes out of fashion, never ceases to please, and is within the reach of the hum blest The domestic man who loves no mu sic so well as his diltchen clock and the airs which the logs sing to him as they burn on the hearth, has solaces which others never dream of. My heart is fixed firm and stable in the belief that ultimately the sunshine and summer, the flowers and the azure sky, shall become, as it were,-inter lnto man's existence. He shall take from all their beauty and enjoy their glory. The useful citizen holds his time, his trouble, his money and his life al ways ready at the hint of his country. The useful citizen is a mighty, unpre tending hero, but we are not going to be a country .very long unless such heroism is developed. If you could look into human hearts, you would be surprised at the faces they enshrine there, because beauty of spirit is more than beauty of face or form, and remarkable intellectual qual ities are not to be compared with un affected human goodness and sympa est woven thy. Genius Will Oot. When Joseph B. McCullagh was alive and editor of the St. Louis Globe-Dem ocrat, he was annoyed by a member of the staff who was continually late, says the Saturday Evening Post. This young man arrived from half an hour to an hour and a half after reporting time each day, but he always had an excuse. He overslept or they failed to call him, or the cars were blocked, something of the kind happened. Finally McCullagh fcsued an order that no more excuses would be ac cepted, and that unless the young man came in on time he was to be dis charged. And the very next day the loiterer was tardy again by 45 minutes. He was sent to Mr. McCullagh. "Well," said McCullagh, "you know what's going to happen to you?" "I suppose so," the young man re plied, "but I assure you, Mr. McCull agh, it wasn't my fault." "You've put in about every possible excuse,' said McCullagn, "but before I fire you I would like to know, Just for curiosity, what your excuse it" "It was this way," said the young man. "I got up early, determined to get to the office in time. I went into a negro barber shop to be shaved. When the barber was half through, a band came along, and he couldn't resist the impulse to follow it It was almost an hour before he. came back, and 1 had to wait for him." McCullagh chucklod. "Young man,'' he said, "I'll give you another chance. I want you to write fiction for the Sun day paper." ,>r The Stoat and the Rabbit. The rabbit was very Jealous that his cousin the hare should be king of the rodents. And he said to the stoat, one of the hare's subjects: "I am surprised that you, with your superior strength, should submit to that weakling of a hare. It would be so easy for you, if you tried, to give him fangs and settle him. Why don't you?" in to "Happy thought," answered the Rather think I'll adopt stoat "Yes! your suggestion.' So he went, and catching the hare half asleep killed him with astonishing ease and proceeded to suck his blood with great gusto. Then the rabbit, as the hare's near est relative among the rodents, trium phantly succeeded to the kingdom. But when, in the exercise of his roy al power, he came to demand submis sion of the stoat, the latter merely laughed in his face, inquiring deris ively: "My good animal, when you remind ed me how much stronger I- was than the hare, did It not occur to you that you were teaching me a similar fact of natural history In regard to the rabbit?" Moral: (May be had on application to King Peter of Servia).—London Truth. as of Charm of Auto Touring. ' The charm of automobIMng lies less in the sport Itself than In the unusual contact with people and things, and, conversely, the touring automobilist Journeying leisurely over country highways and byways, stopping wher inclination may decide (or cir cumstances compel), brings the charm of the new pastime and the advan tages of the new vehicle most strik ingly to the attention of the people with whom he comes into contact, and so does missionary work of a very substantial nature. Moreover, the tour lng automobilist is usually a law abid ing person, who keeps within reason able limits of speed, and so does much to counteract the evil effects of the automobile Bcorcher.—Leslie's Week ever we of t iy The Daily Bath. Baths should never be taken Just af ter a meal and preferably at least three hours after eating. While the hot bath is useful for cleansing and restful for many persons when taken at night it is also debilitating and one should not stay in an overheated bath more than five or ten minutes at s time. A lukewarm bath, folowed by a cold shower or sponge, is usually th* most refreshing, unless one Is stronj enough constitutionally stand the daily cold plunge. àîm « ire m ■ yp » I \ 7 m f,V. ï/h, ? n K £'lr&+ If - JT "iXf s KItts ».PA Xj f iPHHBB|P(|BBBj^^^B^^^^PBB^IB, New York City.-Coats made in | Prince Albert style are among the lat est shown and are exceedingly smart. This May Manton one is made of plum \ Y w. y 'l Hfl &&WM . • Wmywtw X »I mm äntim r m 'i mm mijm miß PRINCE ALBERT COAT. jolored zibeline simply stitched with Torticelll silk in tailor style and makes part of a costume, but the coat is also appropriate for the separate wrap. The coat is made with fronts, under arm gores, and side backs that are cut off below the waist line, full length backs and skirt portions. The fronts fitted by means of single darts and closed with buttons and button holes. The skirt portions are seamed to the body and are laid in pleats at the side back seams. The sleeves can be plain ones in coat style with roll cuffs or the full ones shown in IN over the back view as preferred. The quantity of material required for tbe medium size is two and seven eighth yards forty-four inches wide, two and one-half yards fifty-two inches wide. A Seasonable Costume. Long coats are much In vogue and gain favor with each succeeding week. The May Manton one shown in the large drawing is made In Russian style and is well adapted both to the entire suit and the general wrap. The « I V* \ / #1 w/ JUÏ IF m , > 7 «JT f & I i k ( I'*» . V COAT AND FIVE-GORED SKIRT RUSSIAN and model is made of black taffeta stitched with corticelll silk, but all coat and suit materials, both silk and wool, are equally appropriate. The coat consists of a blouse portion, that ts made with applied box pleats at front and back and is fitted bj means of shoulder and underarm seams, and the skirt which Is attached thereto beneath the belt The skirt in cludes applied pleats that form contin uous lines with the boluse and is laid in inverted pleats at the centre back, which provide graceful fullness. The right front laps over the left t( > close in double-breasted style beneath the edge of the pleat. The sleeves are box pleated from the elbows to the shoulders, so providing the snug fit required by fashion, but form full puffs at the wrists, where they are finished by flare cuffs. The quantity of material required for the medium size is six and one half yards twenty-seven inches wide, four yards fifty-two Inches wide, four yards forty-four inches wide or Skirts that Just clear the ground are among the latest decreed by fashion and can be relied upon as correct both for tbe present and tbe season to come. The very excellent one in. the largo picture provides a graceful flare about the fçet and is available for tbe entire range of skirt and suit materials, but, as shown, is made of Sicilian mohair stitched with corticelll silk. The skirt is cut in five gorec, which are so shaped as to fit with perfect about the hips, while they lâ are the at of snugness i m flare freely and gracefully below tbe knees. The fullness at tbe back is laid in Inverted pleats and can be stitched as illustrated or pimply pressed flat as preferred. The upper edge can be finished with a belt or cut in dip outline and under-faced or bound. The quantity of material required for the medium size Is six and one-fourth yardJ twenty-seven inches wide, three three-fourth yards forty-four and inches wide or three and one-fourth yards fifty-two inches wide when ma terial has figure or nap; three yards forty-four or two and three-fourth yards flfty-two inches wide when ma terial has neither figure nor nap. New Dress Materials. A beautiful material has appeared in the windows of late—a kind of basket cloth In elephant gray, with a . - | suggestion of speckles in white Heather mixture (purple and and color. _ green) is going to be used for ladies # dresses, the kind of thing which has hitherto been reserved for men's shoot- % lng suits. Several of the winter ma terials are to be popular once more, even face cloth is figured with zibe line effects. The favorite colors ap pear to be coffee color, serpent green. • brown, elephant gray, a rosy shade of red and "desert sand," a pinkish shade of fawn. Plain materials are provided for those who prefer them, though zibeline will be more in request. Among tbe possible plain fabrics aro Venetian cloth, covert coating, serge, cashmere, hopsack, face cloth and can vas.— London Free Lance. Popular Color For Hat*. • A very striking hat, an importation, is made of that vivid dark blue color which is so popular this season. There ii n rolled brim of tbe blue, and tho top of the crown repeats the color. The sides of the crown and the edge of tho brim consist of rows of bright red, white, and flax-blue braids. Tho hat tilts well over the face of tho wearer, and is lifted behind with a bunch of cherries and leaves. It has no other trimming. Picturesque Scarf*. Veils continue to grow In length and breadth as well as thickness with tho coming of cold weather, and the latest "automobiling veils'' are really pictur esque scarfs, passing completely, around the head and tied In an artis tically careless knot on the left shoul der that can be accomplished only by study of tbe model, considerately, placed upon the veiling counters ot the lending department stores.—New York Mail and Express. a HvRlcno and Style, Too. White-footed stockings aro recom** mended by tbe pedicures, and on© can now buy stockings that have whit© / feet, and from the ankle upward black thread is introduced and woven with the white into a pretty pattern. Tho effect is extremely smart, and quite Parisian. A A H*n<lar>m«ly Trimmed Waist. A dinner waist of tucked cafe ail de chine is trimmed with lait crepe straps of brown velvet, ending in gold and amber buttons. It has a vest of Cluny lace over ivory silk. The bolero fastened by bows of brown velvet tied through small round buckles ot gold and nmber. The collar and cuff® of silk embroidery in delicate Per sian colors. lâ are Bain Coat. Coats that afford perfect protection against the rain are essential to every, woman's health as well as comfort. This one is adapted to covert cloth and all the materials used for coats of the sort but is shown in Oxford 8 ra y; cloth and stitched with eravenette black corticelll silk. * The coat consists of the fronts, backs and side bucks. Tbe fronts are with out fullness, but the back is drawn in at tbe waist line and held by mean® of the belt. Over the shoulders is a circular cape and the neck is finished with a shaped and stitched collar. The sleeves are the ample ones, of the ®ea % .41 1 mWi L > •' •V I * ' v ''f Wmfä mmm m \ m I -, RÀIN COAT. son and arc finished with straight cuffs pointed at their ends. The quantity of material required for tho medium size is five and three fourth yaw's forty-four inches wide or flve yards flfty-two inches wide. -