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Sweater Coats in Infinite Variety Have Been Provided for the Lov ers of Outdoors—Cotton Corduroy One of the Most Practi cal Materials—Straw Hats With Vivid Stripes a Fea ture of the Miilinery Modes. ; 'There are so many kinds of sweater coats and-sports coats to choose from that it is difficult to make a beginning In their choice. But for style and crisp daintiness none will give more satisfaction than one of those made of cotton corduroy or ratine. These M; m « I « I <Wvv s. N. t ■ m l *• . .—-■ i . mm : •> :¥:|: :■} ■■ V i t i I 1 î I :;:5 : i s Ü : ;X m y**: ininininininininimifJiimninininini . SWEATER COAT OF COTTON CORDUROY. . COAT OF materials are manufactured in all the fashionable colors and in white, and make as smart coats as much more costly and less durable stuffs. The coat pictured is a good example of cotton corduroy in a practical and stylish gnrment. There is nothing in the way of decoration on it except ma chine stitching, wlijcli outlines the big patch pockets and the collar, cuffs and belt, as well as the front edges and, tiem at the bottom, vided with a high collar which she may or may not wear buttoned close up under the chin, now that the athletic girl goes in for protecting her complex ion against the sun. The coat fastens with bone buttons and buttonholes. A pretty coat made in the same way except at the neck has an adjustable It is pro v >Vti i Pi s m m /t TT i . / .*• 5 i * - ; v. ■ X m $'4:4. m f. X i I Iiiiii STRAW HATS HAVE VIVID STRIPES. collar. This model is in delft blue cor duroy and its collar is in the form of a broad scarf of the material, which can be fastened ' to the neck at the front. It is worn like a fur scarf, brought around the throat, with ends crossing at the back and brought to the front again. Here they are knotted or allowed to hang straight to the waistline. « White buttons look well on all the colors shown in cotton corduroy, bul there are white buttons, in several odd, unusual shapes, barred with narrow stripes in the same colors as are shown in cotton fabrics. All the feminine world is running after stripes, and those who weave hats of straw have governed them selves accordingly. Wide-brimmed sun hats and midsummer sailors are of fered in stripes ranging from quiet black and white to the most vivid of orange, green, red and blue contrasts. For street and sports wear these hats with woven-in stripes offer more in the way of distinction than fabric hats, and as a rule they are more expen sive. Fashion makes much of the way in Duchess in Quaker Gray. The duchess of Marlborough under stands the psychology of dress and since the war has enshrouded England has always attired quietly. At the flower show at Chelsea in London she wore a perfectly plain Quaker gray full skirt and full cape coat with the neat est little embroidered lawn collar and a small black straw hat with some brightly colored tiny flowers in lines uver the rather high crown. It was a dress of almost "Little Rritaln" sira jjjlclty; there were hearts, of course, which stripes nre nuftiaged, wherever they are used. In them width and di rection and color are factors that make opportunity for originality on the part of designers, and all of these have helped make the success of the striped straw hat. In the picture a black and white sail or with wide brim and rounding crown is shown, in which the stripes of white, are well managed, hemp braid and the brim has a slight upward curve and its edge bound with black velvet. It is of The trimming is odd and new. A collar of white silk with fringed edges, Is finished with the simplest^of bows at the back. A nar row band of black velvet ribbon placed over it, provides the always admired brilliant contrast of black and white for midsummer, and three small jet balls, placed on the bow, add a spark ling touch. A jiat of this kind looks well with any sort of summer street dress. The hat at the right is of hemp also, and proclaims itself as a product o * HAVE VIVID STRIPES. today. Its stripes are orange, blue, and black, but their vividness is tem pered by a sash of black ribbon and a brim edged with a black binding. It is destined to share honors with the whitest of all-white hats that have made their entry for midsummer wear withbut a vestige of color about them. Dark Silk Skirt. Add to the general utility skirt the assortment of sports skirts which the modish summer outfit necessarily in cludes, and then throw in for full measure a simple but chic separate skirt of dark-hued silk, and the quota will be complete. There are more of these last-named silk skirts than usual this year, and though most of them are of tailored character, little details giving a hint of dressiness are added to some of the models, afid the materials, when of good quality, bring these skirts into harmony with separate blouses trifle too dainty for the* general utility woolen skirt. a woolen skirt. but they were worn from affection and were not ostentatious. To Better the Skin. A combination of lemon juice and glycerin should be used constantly to better the skin. This lotion is made in quantities, the proportions being two-thirds lemon juice and one-third glycerin Add to these ingredients three drops of carbolic add to two tablespoonfuls of the mixture. Ap ply this several times a iay and rub well Into the flesh. every 'PRENTICE BARBER HAS HOPE Lad From the Country Whom Shop's Patrons Fear to * Trust. Perhaps he is 25 years old—he looks to be about 16. From seven in the morning until nine in the evening, barring time off for meals, he stands at the extreme end of a line of white coated men, usually honing a razor or gazing ofT vacantly into space. The oretically, he is a barber. Practi cally, says a writer in the Indianapo lis News, he has not yet achieved that position in life. Daily patrons have never seen him wielding a razor on anything but bis strop* or hone. Every day hundreds of customers visit the shop. Business men, clerks, street car conductors, wagon drivers and others enter the barber shop doors during the day's course, but their ac tions are substantially alike. After taking off coats and hats they gaze up and down the line of waiting bar bers, select the one nearest or pick out an old favorite without so much as a glance at the youth on the end. But if, unfortunately, all the other bar bers are busy, the youthful wielder of the razor is more closely Inspected. Usually the prospective patron eyes him steadfastly for a moment and then sadly, slowly and solemnly, but finally, shakes his head and sits down in a far chair to wait until another barber is unoccupied. It may be cowardice, it may be only wise caution. But all seem to be affected alike with a dis trust of the mild and rather wistful faced boy with a razor poised in his hand and a hopeful expression on his countenance. His fingers may be deft, his touch light and sure and his professional skill above criticism in every respect, but nobody seems willing to test his expertness. The potentialities of a razor, those great, red hands and that mild, absent-mind ed face and look of youthful trustful ness are too great. Meanwhile the light Sems to die out of the young barber's eyes and they become sad der with each appraisal in which he is judged and found wanting. Nobody knows with what fond dreams he left a little country town not long ago, after a lesson or t^o, perhaps, in the village barber shop, and came to the city to earn an honest living and become some day—oh, doubtful hope—a head barber! In him there may be the making of a great bar ber; perhaps already he has attained a rare degree of excellence. If so his praises remain unknown and unsung. In sight of that tranquil face and those awkward hands in such close proxim ity to a dangerous-looking razor men lose their hardihood. di on the of of Future Supply of Gasoline. When the quantity of petroleum |hat can be obtained from the oil wells of the country begins to show signs of diminution there will still be a virtu ally inexhaustible source of supply. It is the shale beds of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The United States geo logical survey estimates that in Colo rado alone there is sufficient shale, in beds three or more feet thick, to yield 20,000,000,000 barrels of crude oil, from which at least 2,000,000,000 bar rels of gasoline can be extracted. Bituminous shale is a clayey, flaky rock that contains hydrocarbons or bituminous materials. Heat changes them into crude oil, gas and ammonia. The refined oil yields about ten per cent of gasoline, 35 per cent of kero sene and a considerable quantity of paraffin. In Scotland they have ex tracted oil from shale for more than fifty years, but the average quantity of oil recovered from a ton of shale is much Jess than the amount our own shales would yield. The retail price of gasoline is now higher than it has ever been before. According to gov ernment figures, the total yearly out put is about 63,000,000 barrels, and, as it is estimated that only about 934, 000,000 barrels can be produced from the present sources, there is little prospect that the price will come down.—Youth's Companion. * Where Artists Live. Over on the West side, in Green wich village, is Abingdon square, which in popular parlance is as big as "a minute." The square is at Eighth avenue and Hudson street, and in spite of its size, lias a double record. It is listed not only as a park, but as a playground. In this quaint little cor ner of Greenwich village the memory is kept alive of Charlotte Warren, a New York girl, daughter of Sir Peter Warren, and Susanna de Lancey. Charlotte was the oldest daughter of this union, and married Willoughby; earl of Abingdon. The countess of Abingdon's name was also attached to the long-vanished Abingdon road, also called Love lane, which ran westward from Broadway, practically on the lines of the present Twenty-first street. Abingdon squarè is in the heart of that section of the city still known as Greenwich village. Nowa days it is very similar to the Latin quarter of Paris and is the living place of artists and writers.—NeW York Cor respondent Pittsburgh Dispatch. Prayers in British Parliament The chaplain who opens the daily sessions of the British house of com mons appears always in white silk robes and white kid gloves. He enters thq cumber with the speaker and each bows twice to the house as they pro ceed to the table. Then, as they stand together, the speaker on the right, the Chaplain reads the special prayers ap pointed for the occasion, the members also standing. When he has finished the chaplain retires, walking back ward and bowing as he leaves the chamber. As he passes out an attend ant calls, "Prayers are over,' and the house proceeds to the transaction of business. , Wonderful Cgt.^ . Shea—"I thought you were going to drown the cat?" Algie— "Well, they say a cat has nine lives, but this one has twenty, I think. Why, I actually put that cat Into a tub of water and tied a brick around 4ts neck, and what do you think?" Shea—"Goodness knows." Algie —"Well, this morning, when I went to look at the tub the cat had swallowed all the water and was sit ting on the brick." f 1 I ft A ft Ä* -, N ' IFi $ in The that on the and ac bar of a all his his be he he A ■ i a Ja*. Indian Portia Practices Before Supreme Court W ASHINGTON.—Miss Lydia B. Conley of Kansas City, Mo., an Indian woman, has been admitted to practice before the Supreme court. As far as officials could recollect, she is the first Indian woman ever admitted to the bar of the highest court. She is a mem ber of the Wyandotte tribe, which in habited the Missouri River valley in the vicinity of Kansas City, and after whom a neighboring county in Kansas is named. Her name was presented to the court by Mr. Davis, the solicitor general of the United States. Miss Conley is no stranger to the officials of the court, although her ad mission To practice did not occur until recently. She first came into public notice about ten years ago, when the Kansas City municipal authorities sought to enforce a local ordinance to remove the Wyandotte Indian burying ground. The removal would have required the disinterment of the bodies of Wyandottes buried for hundreds of years. Miss Conley armed herself with a shotgun, and warned the Kansas City officials to keep away from the burying ground. Exercising a constitutional right, she later appeared in the Supreme court, and read a brief in opposition to the removal of the burying ground. The court decided against her. Then she took up the study of law, and having completed her legal education and being duly qualified, she sought admission to the Supreme court bar here. SW -X V Tunnel to Transport Currency From Printery T HE main tunnel from the site of the central heating, light and power plant at Fourteenth and Water streets southwest, along Fifteenth street and terminating at Pennsylvania avenue probably will be so constructed that it can be utilized for a traction system on which will ru®, automatically, small cars to carry paper currency and other securities between the treasury de partment building and the bureau of engraving and printing. The main tunnel would provide sufficient room without amplification of the present plant. Traction would have ,to be laid and cars provided. The expend it is assured on expert au thority, would not be excessive. Branch tunnels into the bureau of engraving and printing and into the treasuryndepartment, to connect the central w . system with this building, are part of the general plan of power distribution, These might have to be slightly enlarged to meet the needs of the suggested traction line. The way would be straight along Fifteenth streçt, through the main tunnel, with only the changes of direction to be considered, made neces sary bj the branch tunnels into the two buildings. SB! / - sT'V An electrically charged rail—perhaps the "third-rail" system—would give the necessary power to operate the cars without accompanying human control. The traction would probably be attached to the roof, carrying the cars up in the air, much like the cash trolleys in operation in big department stores. The cars, as the plan is now suggested, would be of steel, in the form of strong boxes or chests, and securely fastened, so that the boxes could not be opened except with the proper opening appliances at either end of the line In the custody of the proper authority. The new central heating, lighting and power plant is to serve what is technically known as the "White House group"—in contradistinction to the "Capitol group"—of government buildings. The site of the plant is at Four teenth and Water streets, where the location is favorable to the delivery of fuel and other supplies by rail or water, for which facilities will be provided. The distribution system will require about two and a half miles of tunnels and trenches, or 12,000 feet. The buildings to be served from this station will be the bureau of engrav ing and printing, the auditors' building, the department of agriculture, including all in that group; the National museum and Smithsonian buildings, the Army Medical museum, the fish commission, Washington monument, the District building, the post office department building, the treasury building, the White House, the state, war and navy departments- building, the Winder build ing and the court of claims building. Marine Hospital Service, Tells About Jiggers F YOU are sick these summer days you may be told you have the "harvest | disease. . Your friends may ascribe it to errors of diet, overexertion, | poisoning; but according to-the official bulletin of the marine hospital service you probably have been jiggered. In other words, you have been stung— stung by the jigger, or harvest mite. The bulletin on the jigger, which has served to divert attention in official I I to W-Ë <• circles for the moment from the war in Europe and the fact that the income tax is overdue, warns against confus ing this harvest mite with the "itch mite," which has been mth the human race since the beginning of history, or the "straw mite," which the hospital service says has been "only recently discovered" and is "acquiring somewhat of a reputation." The adult jigger is harmless," are the reassuring words of the bulletin to the man who has been jiggered, but the baby jiggers are the ones that are now edming to the cities and biting us. If you. are sensitive about having been jiggered you may say you are suffering from "trombidiosis." The treatment prescribed andvthe manner of its application is familiar. Father has used it successfully on Sister Mary's beau since the beginning of time, and the family bulldog has applied the same treatment to tramps. The bulletin advises an attack upon the "disappearing extremities" of the pest. The sufferer can almost Invariably point with exactness to the burrowing sites, and^ frequently the disappearing extremities of the intruders may be observed. >: A JIG« : ■ Then your duty is plain. A needle sterilized by boiling may be used to pluck the invaders from their dermal intrenchments." «» Keeping the Spies From U. S. Office Buildings N ORDER to keep spies out of the state, war and navy building, no one is permitted to enter after office hours without a pass issued by the chief clerk of one of the executive departments, or by the superintendent of the building. Uniformed watchmen at all the doors are under orders to stop all who have nonsuch passes. No one is to be per mitted to visit more than one office on a single pass. A complete record of the comings and goings of visitors is kept. I u J Uniformed watchmen patrol the long corridors at regular intervals, and a complete system of electrical re porting has been .installed, so that the patrol order ran be enforced. Officials in the navy and war de partments have known for some time of the existence öf a mysterious power which was i^ble to bring about the disappearance of valuable papers from the desks and lockers in offices. The bureaus of construction and repair and steam engineering in the navy department are working on important naval secrets as to submarine construc tion, hydro-aeroplane building, torpedo protection and other problems presented by the European war. In the war department reports of experiments in ord nance, motors, transport problems, etc., are in the various desks and would be of great value If later they should find their way into the hands of a hostile nation. * Formerly access to these offices was a simple matter, the visitor being required merely to state some specific business. SEEKING RECRUITS FOR MARINE CORPS. To reach virgin recruiting fields'off railroad lines, the United States marine corps has put In operation three combination freight and passenger automobiles fitted up as virtual roiling recruiting offices to strike into interior sections where the ' soldiers of the sea" are but little known, and the oppor tunities their service offers to enlisted men less understood. These recruitic T offices on wheels will first, operate from San Francisco, Atlanta, and Best«' but if the experiments made are successful, the idea may be extended to oth- c sections of the country. The ranks of 1 ■ ? marine corps have been kept to overflowing for more than three years, b e as congress is expected to increase the strength by 3,000 men, the automobile innovation has been worked out in line with the corps' brilliant reputation for preparedness in all things. It Probably no person evei got so far behind with his work as the fool killer. | | GROWING THE WATERMELON SUCCESSFULLY^ m rfHF mmm j | % mm - & 55N: */A v'rSKr/#*'. * Wi Î Wfmi i Vt". ■•X :'*Æ: m WP'ÏWffîiï- ■ x. 'Wi mjshæBÊê mpr xxmm, K pi - A Wé L ■*#\ m f .. £ 4 '), Oy Wm. 1Ü - mi A' V. r % rî-M drXvTXy. I BZV.-ïïü *< ' ■; Wm % fit* y-r>. - v; ft M t't.+jT/s. Destruction of Foliage of Unsprayed Watermelon by Anthracnose. to The watermelon is a native of Africa, but is now more largely grown in the United States than anywhere else. It grows best on rich, warm, 3andy loams that are well drained. If possible, a southern slope should be chosen for early melons. It is desirable in growing water-, melons for market that they follow a crop of clover or cowpeas. They should be rotated with other crops, and not planted on the same ground again for three or four years. The preparation of the land consists in thorough cultivation at intervals of three or four weeks before the seed is planted. This Is for the purpose of exterminating the weed seed and put ting the soil in the best possible condi tion. In Georgia, rather shallow plow ing, followed by thorough pulveriza tion with the disk harrow, is practiced. Cultivation consists in thorough shal low tillage, with a loosening of the soil about the plants whenever it becomes compact. After the plants have be come thoroughly established and dan . ger from insects is past they are thinned out to about three of the most vigorous in each hill. Watermelon growers in various sec tions of the country frequently suffer loss from a disease which blights the foliage and spots the fruit. The a m ' /■■■■ p Y W. ■* | Characteristic Small Sunken Pits Pro | duced by Watermelon Anthracnoae. feaves are covered with Irregular dark, dead spots and may die before the melons are ripe. The trouble de velops on the fruit in the form of water-soaked and later sunken spots pf varying size, which come to have a I pink center made up of masses of the fungus spores. As the disease pro gresses the melons decay. This is I anthracnose, and is caused by a para sitic fungus related to those which produce the apple bitter-rot and pod spot of bean. The fungus causing watermelon anthracnose attacks cu cumbers, cantaloupes and squashes, but probably not, as a rule, any other cultivated crops. Warm and moist or rainy weather is especially favorable to the spread and development of anthracnose and for this reason it was more prevalent than usual last season. Tfee losses were particularly severe in some districts where melons are grown on a large scale for carload shipments. The United States department of agriculture has found that the disease can be controlled by spraying with bordeaux mixture, and trials of this treatment 4 are recommended. The knethods to be employed« are substan tially those in use for potatoes, cucum bers and other truck crops. The fol lowing points should be observed to insure success: cllti |£& in» Vÿ>: FX&jjS w UM ; SA m iff.:/ # T>: > t w -V k' *. Vine Which Has Been Protected by Two Applications of Bordeaux Mixture. Moldy Food Is Poison. Moldy or musty foods are poison to clicks. It is poor economy to buy spoiled grain for chick food because It is cheap. Many cases of white diar rhea and other irregularities are caused by feeding moldy grains. Can't Call Himself independent. No farmer can call himself inde* pendent who must rely on others to furnish him with such simple farm products as apples, peaches, plums, orars and cherries. Use fresh homemade bordeaux mix ture. In preparing it, follow directions exactly, as much depends on the way the ingredients are combined. Use good spray pump, operated at a pres sure of 100 pounds or more. Spray thoroughly. The time of. application depends on the weather and the devel opment of the crop. The disease usual ly appears when the fruit is nearly grown. Watch carefully for the leaf spot and spray ks soon as any appears. Jn any case, make an application two weeks before maturity and a second a week later. Everyone who uses bordeaux mix ture frequently and in quantity will find it convenient to keep concentrated stock solutions on hand, as these keep indefinitely if the water which evap orates is replaced. Build an elevated platform to hold the barrels. Suspend 50 pounds of copper sulphate to dissolve in a 50 gajlon barrel of water. Slake 50 pounds of lime in another barrel. Add water to make 50 gallons of lime milk. When bordeaux mixture is needed stir both stock barrels and take from each as many gallons as the formula calls for in pounds. Dilute the copper sul phate in one barrel and the lime milk, in another, each with half the water, and let the two run together into the strainer of the spray tank. To those who expect to spray on a large scale a more detailed instruction about fungicides and their application than can be given here is available in Farmers' Bulletin No. 243, United States department of agriculture, Washington. of If be a They seed of put plow shal soil be dan are sec the The BOLL WEEVIL IS EXPENSIVE Reason for Immense Loss to Farmers Is Destruction of Birds by Thoughtless Men. Destruction of birds, according to a statement made by Col. G. O. Shields, president of the League of American Sportsmen, costs the Unit ed States a billion dollars a year. "Cot ton growers," he said, "lose $100,000, 000 a year by the boll weevil. Why? Because the quails, the prairie chick ens, the meadow larks and other birds which were formerly there in mil lions, have been swept away by thoughtless men and boys." The chinch bug costs wheat grow ers another $100,000,000, he said, and the Hessian fly $200,000,000. "It takes more than 24,000 chinch bugs to weigh an ounce and nearly 50,000 Hessian flies to weigh the same," he continued. "A quaii killed by an expert in Ohio had in its crop 1,290 chinch bugs; another killed in a Kansas wheat field had 2,000 Hes sian flies. Colonel Shields added that potato growers pay $17,000,000 a year for spraying poisons, and remarked that a quail slain in Pennsylvania had 27 potato bugs in its crop. He said that Mrs. Margaret M. Nice of the faculty of the Massachusetts State university, after long study, estimated that a quail destroys 75,000 bugs and 6,000, 000 weeds seeds annually. of a is it * ■ PROTECT CHICKS AND POULTS Sufficient Shelter Should Be Provided for Young Fowls—Rain Can Do Great Damage. When a thunder-storm comes up the first thought should be "Are the chicks and poults where the rain cannot drench them." One thunder-etorm can destroy a whole flock in about two minutes. They drown easily. Site for Barnyard. Ac Ideal site for a barnyard is on a south slope that drains away from the barn. A clean yard is a great help in keeping the cows from becoming soiled by mud and manure. Filth Causes Cholera. Poultry cholera is caused by filthy conditions and Improper feeds. Neglect Is Expensive. Neglect of the chicks means Uma and money lost.