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Wash Suits of Two Sorts
One of these suits, for the little chap of five or so, says "come on out and play,” and the other, "come in and be dressed for dinner,” or supper, or something. They are examples of the fclothing which is manufactured in such .variety, of washable stuffs, for the everyday wear of the small boy, and nothing that will contribute to his pleasure or freedom has been over looked. The tax and strain of his romp ing and the exactions of the tub have been considered, along with careful re gard for neat appearance and smart lines. Nowadays the little boy’s summer clothing is no problem for the busy mother, because manufacturers are making it for them. With specialists to design it, machines to make it, and a limitless variety of goods to choose from, the advantage is all with the manufacturers. They have turned out Clothes better designed and as well made as the home production and at euch low prices that there is no economy in undertaking the work at home. Crossbar gingham piped with a plain color in cbambray furnishes the time-honored and proved material for the blouse. The back of the blouse is extended over the shoulders to form a yoke. The yoke is piped with cham bray where it is sewed to the blouse. The straight sleeves are finished with bias bands of gingham piped with chambray, and the belt is made of a similar band. The blouse and bloom ers are joined at the front by the belt At the back they button together un der the belt, which is provided with button and buttonhole at its ends. The bloomers are adjusted above the knees with elastic cord run in a casing. Pique serves for the white suit band ed with plain blue chambray, at the left. It boasts a sailor collar and pocket of the chambray on the blouse and a stitched-on belt of it about the straight pants. The pants button to the blouse with a fly set under the belt Pearl buttons on the blouse and bell contribute something to the finish oi ! tbis little suit, which is good enough , for any wear. Many Russian blouse suits are dis played by the shops, made of colored j linens banded with white. Delft blue, green and warm brown are the colors used in them. Patent leather belts appear on a few, but fabric belts seem to hold first place. There is nothing clumsy about even the simplest of rompers. In clothes for little boys, as for grown people, cutters are doing the cleverest sort of work and shaping garments in many ways unfamiliar to consumers. The Mode in Tailored Hats ‘ Even tailored hats are no longer simple or severe. The proof of the pudding is in the tasting, and those that women of fashion have approved and spent their money for boast intri cate and beautifully made ornaments. These are made of wide or narrow rib bons and braids. Inlays of silk on brim or crown, or both, proclaim the work of proficient makers. Wings and wing effects of ribbon, quills in profusion and unusual mountings, fruits and braid ornaments in unend ing variety, contribute, among other things, to their decoration. A group, in which three excellent models are shown, gives a good idea of the work lavished upon millinery for this season. It is this requirement of fine workmanship that accounts for the higher prices, in part. Then the amount of trimming has been in creased and the prices for materials have advanced. Millinery, considering .everything, is not unreasonably high. At the left of the picture a familiar shape, in hemp or chip, is trimmed ■with a sash and standing frills of plaited ribbon, finished with a cluster of cherries at the front and back. The drooping brim is faced with taffeta silk. At the right a wide-brimmed sailor |has two inlays of taffeta bordered i^'ith narrow braid ou the underbrim, one of them extending into the head size. The top crown is of taffeta and the side crown of braid, machine stitched, row on row, into a band. The handsome ornament of braid is a big cabochon on which the braid is so placed that it stands on edge, forming a huge daisy motif. It is sewed against the crown along the edge, at ita un derside. A sailor with somewhat narrower brim is trimmed with ribbon in con trasting colors. Or a light tint and dark shade of the same color might be used. A flange of silk, like the lighter ribbon in color, is applied to the un derbrim. It is edged with narrow cas ings that inclose lace or shirring wire that produce a very workmanlike fin ish. The crown is encircled by two bands of ribbon, with the darker shade at the top. Two winglike ends of the darker ribbon are wired along one edge and mounted at the front. Twc plaited frills, one of light and one oi dark ribbon, and a handmade orna ment of braided ribbon attest to the demand for intricate ornamentation, which the model meets tastefully. The Great Bank Mystery A Story of an Employee’s Vindication By P. A. MITCHEL ■here was n fete ehampetre in prog re* on the grounds of M. Paul Iiris S(M a wealthy manufacturer, in the ■ elJ*‘ons of Paris. It was given to c« J'r»te the betrothal of his daughter, Jferlne, to Lucien Villuret, a young man who, without fortune, was de scended from the nobility of France and whose nature was as noble as his ancestry. Accepting the changed con ditions for the nobility under the re public, he entered into business ns a clerk and was at the time of his be trothal in receipt of a fair salary. Jeanne possessed an equal income from property inherited from her grandmoth er, and her father had volunteered to give the pair a house in Paris on the day of their marriage. There were dancing and feasting In the chateau, while throngs of guests wandered about the grounds. Just be fore the close of the festivities a lackey handed Lucien a letter. Lu cien opened it and turned pale. Then he staggered to a sofa and buried bis head in his hands; but, suddenly recov ering himself, he hurried from the room and, making his way through the guests, astonished at his appearance, left the premises. Jeanne, haring missed her lover and having been told of his exit. Indicating that some misfortune had befallen him, passed a sleepless night. the morn ing she received a letter from him stating that he had been discharged by his employers without any reason being given, but since his position was one wherein he was intrusted with funds the natural inference was that ho had been suspected of dishonesty. That certainly would be the reason as signed by the world. With the stigma upon him he could not permit Jeanne to bear his disgrace by marrying him. Jeanne at ouce set out for Paris and, calling at Luclen’s home, was inform ed by his mother that the sudden transition from transcendent happiness to disgrace had acted upon his sens! tive nuture so severely as to throw him Into a fever and he was delirious. Jeanne visited him In bis room, but he did not know her. She returned to her father's chateau, and that was the last she saw of her lover for a long while. As soon as Lucien was able to leave his bed ho disappeared. Jeanne, instead of remaining in so doty, devoted herself to works o 1 charity. She was a constant visitor to the homes of the poorest classes, re lieving their wants and comforting them by her sympathy. One of the families she took under her care was that of Francois Ferriere, a man so low in the social scale that his only employment was picking up articles in the sewers covered with dirt and slime, washing and repairing them and selling them for what he could get One day while Jeanne was visiting his family and nursing his sick child he came In very much ex cited. "Ah, mademoiselle," he exclaimed, “I am glad you are here! I have met with what may be a great blessing, or it may in the end be a great misfor tune. I need your advice, and, wbeth er or not you have the wisdom to ad vise me, I know that under your influ ence I can do no wrong and that what I tell you you will not divulge.” “Tell me your secret,” said Jeanne “I will keep It and advise you.” ******* One morning Jules Laroque, the offi cial who was deputed to sort the mail for the Bank of France in Paris and open such communications as ho thought might better not be laid before the managers, took up a letter address ed in a woman’s hand to “Ills Excel lency the Governor.” Laroque hesl tated a moment, then ran his steel opener through it. The letter read: Monsieur the Go\’ernor—This Is to notify you that your bank is in a position to lose a great deal of money. ELISE R. Address, General Delivery, Paris. Letters were received from time to time by the bank from persons who of fered for a consideration to show the officials how the Institution could make or how It could lose a great deal of money. Laroque, considering the let ter before him to be one of this kind, threw it into the wastebasket and took up the next. A fortnight later another letter ar rived addressed in the same handwrit ing, but the stationery used was ex pensive. It read: Two weeks ago I advised you by letter that you were in danger of losing a great deal of money. I have received no reply to my communication. In order to secure your attention I have purchased this sta tionary with your money. The amount will be returned to you whenever you see fit to call for it. This letter, too, was thrown Into the wastebasket Another fortnight passed, at the end ef which a third letter from the same person came, this one inclosing a fifty franc note of the bank fresh from the printing press. The writer said that the money belonged to the bank. At last Baroque’s attention was ar rested. lie took the missive to the official having charge of the currency, who expressed great astonishment at Laroque having it in his possession, for he declared that not a single note of this issue had yet been paid out. The matter was at once referred to the governor, Laroque making mention ol the two previous letter* -oceived Both Laroque and the person In charge of the currency were Instructed to keep the matter a secret, and the governor took It Into his own hands. However, he could do nothing but address a com munication to the writer of the notes, to be called for at the general delivery window, asking her to visit him the best day at the bank. She did not respond In person, but wrote that an official in the bank some years before bad been discharged un der suspicion of dishonesty. The dis charged man had suffered much by this injustice, the consequences of which, Including loss of salary, amount ed to a claim against the bank of a hundred thousand franco. He was no better able to prove hi* Innocence now than formerly, but he was in a posi tion to help himself to the amount of his claim. If the bank would pay it without n lawsuit the danger In which the institution stood of losing funds would be revealed; if not, the claimant would choose his own way of securing his claim. The governor at once called for the names of all persons discharged from the bank within twenty years. When the list was presented to him he was surprised to see that it embraced nearly 100 names, for it Lad been the policy of the management to discharge suspected officials without lnvestiga tlon. After nurture deliberation the gov ernor concluded that It would be Im possible among so many to hit on the person named. He believed that there was a leak somewhere among his sub ordinates, that one of them was a con federate of the person who was en deavoring to get money from the bank, while a woman confederate was em ployed to write the notes, ne at once called upon the bank's chief detective for a list of the offlcMnls now In the bank's employ who had lteen observed visiting places of questionable repute or were believed to be living beyond their means. l-'Ive names were fur nished, and they were all discharged. Nothing further was heard from Elise R. for a month; then came an other note. It stated that the amount of the discharged official's claim had been appropriated and the governor need give himself no further concern in the matter. Tlio claimant would not help himself to any more of the bunk’s funds than the amount of his claim, though he was In a position to take all he liked. Upon receipt of this letter the gov ernor gave en order for an Inventory to be made of all the funds of the bank. The amounts In the safes were found to be correct, but there was one room with massive walls called the treasure room, in which wu kept the enormous supply of gold belonging to the institution, together with certain paper currency for which there was not storage room elsewhere. From the treasure in this vault, which constitut ed a part of the foundation of the building, the sum of 100,000 francs was found to be missing. The governor at once wrote to Elise R., Inviting her to call at the bank, In closing an Indemnity for whom It might concern on account of any funds that had been taken from the bank. He received a reply that If on a given night and hour he would be In the strong room of the bank he would find not only the 100,000 francs deficiency but an explanation of the mystery. On the appointed night a carriage drove up to the bank. A lady, accom panied by an attendant, alighted and. being admitted, was shown to the gov ernor’s private office. “Mademoiselle, or perhaps madaine,” asked the official, “whom have I thp honor to address?’’ “I am Jeanne Brlsson, the daughter of Paul Brisson, whom you probably know as one of France’s prominent manufacturers.” “Indeed!” "I have come to accompany you to your strong room. I am your corre spondent. Elise R. This gentleman Is one of your former employees.” “More mysterious than ever!” ex claimed tlio governor. “I believe it is the appointed hour. Shall we proceed?” The governor, summoning attendants, led the way to the treasure room. The door was unlocked, and the party en tered. “Remove those boxes,” said Jeanne, pointing. The boxes were removed. Jeanne went to n spot they had uncovered and stamped with her boot heel upon one of the marble slabs that constituted the floor. The slab was lifted from Its place, and the soiled head of Francois Ferriere rose through the opening. “Tell how you came here,” said Jeanne. “I am a sewer scavenger,” said Fran cois. “One day while hunting in the sewer I saw that there was a break In the arch. Climbing to it, I pulled away stones and earth till I came to crumbling mortar. This, too, 1 remov ed and found this slab. Lifting It, 1 found what you see about you.” Jeanne’s attendant Stepped forward and addressed the governor: “Monsieur,” he said, “I am Lucien Yillaret, once In charge of one of your departments. You discharged me on mere suspicion on the day my be trothnl was being celebrated and cans ed me years of misery. Through this man Ferriere, who was advised by my betrothed, I could have robbed you of the untold wealth contained in this room. Here,” banding the governor at? envelope, “is all the money that has been taken in an effort to secure my Vindication.” Such was the end of the great Bank ef France1 mystery. Lucien was offer ed any position in the bank he deg red. but would accept none. Francois/ was made a guardian of the treasure room xvitli a handsome salary. Lucien and Jeanne celebrated a wedding that had been put off at the time of his dis charge. WILLIAM, 60, IS SICK; PAPA, 108, NURSES HIM 8on Who Cared ~or Father Since He Pasaed Century Mark Falla Victim to Measlea. Balaton, Minn.—William has the mea sles. He's sixty ami has been taking care of papa since the latter passed the hundred year mark, but now papa Is taking care of William. William is the son of John Shequin, who soon will be 108 years old. Mr. Shequin, Sr., has been niling a little lately, but under the care of his wife and William he is able to be up and about again. l ather and Mother Shequin celebrat ed their diamond wedding anniversary three years ago. Mr. Shequin, Sr., was born in I- ranklin, Yt., and was seven years old when the Avar of 1812 ended. He couldn’t enlist in the civil Avar be cause he was too old. Ills wife avbs Louise Bigford of Standbridge, Can ada. She is nearly ninety-eight years old. The Shequins moved here from Freelwrn county, Minn., in 1S73. William, being only sixty, is expected to recover fmm the measles. WEDS CONVICtTnOW WORKS TO FREE HIM Bride Hopes to Gain Pardon For Her Husband, a “Lifer”—First Occurrence In Oklahoma. McAlester, Okla. — “Love laughs at prison bars’’ Is an old saying that was given practical demonstration at the Oklahoma state penitentiary. Etta Martin, a pretty young Spanish girl from St. Louis, became the bride of John Cleloha, Bohemian, who is serv ing a life sentence for murder. It Is the first sentence on record where a life term convict was permit ted to marry and the third case of marriage in which an Oklahoma pris oner appeared as principal. The lirst case was that of a trusty, , who married before marriage license clerk or officiating minister knew of his record. In the other case the cere mony took place in the warden's office, but the bridegroom held a parole in one hand. The young bride of John Cieloha ex pects to bring about the release of her husband through pardon or parole. “If he hadn’t escaped from the peni tentiary he would have stood a much better chance,” suggested a newspaper man in talkhig with the newlyweds shortly after their marriage. “But if he hadn’t escaped I wouldn’t have found him,” was the quick reply of the young wife. The persistence with which she pur sued her demand for marriage with a convict leads one to believe that she'll keep her word as to freeing him. Cleloha was charged with being ac cessory to the murder of David Con way, an aged bridge keeper on the Midland Valley railroad, near Musko gee, seven years ago. Conway was found beaten to death, presumably by robbers. BURGLAR ROCKS BABY. After Order Is Restored Policemen Find Negro Alongside of Child. Aurora, 111.—A noise at her bedroom window early in the morning aroused Mrs. William Lustic. As she looked timorously in the direction of the win dow she saw a negro crawling into the room. She screamed and fled, clad only in her nightgown. Her husband jump ed out of bed when he heard liis wife’s shriek. He bumped into the negro and was so frightened that he, too, ran out of the house. In their panic Lustic and his wife forgot their one-year-old baby (laugh ter, who slept in a cradle. Of a sudden Mrs. Lustic heard the baby cry. Po licemen who were summoned found the negro seated in a chair rocking the baby. LAYS SIX EGGS AT ONE CACKLE Connecticut Hen Has Busy Birthday. Rooster Acts as Cop. Hartfurd, Conu.—A lieu and a roost er near here have joined the “super chicken” class. In M illington a M'hitc Leghorn hen celebrated her birthday by laying six eggs at one cackle. Aft er she stopped laying recently an agri cultural college student performed an operation on her, which was more than successful. A dangerous “blind” bridge at Boltch Notch was guarded by a rooster. The fowl, which is called Speaker by hi# owner, Mrs. Minnie Howard, because of his parliamentarian qualities, did traffic cop duty all afternoon, warning automobiles to slow down before cross ing the rickety structure. --- TRAINS LONG TO WHIP RIVAL iVaits Nine Years tc Do It and Thei Gladly Pays a Fine. Hiawatha, Kan.—Robert Noe of Pow hatan waited nine years to whip Gar rett Bartley and then gladly paid a line for doing it. Niue years ago Noe, then a boy, won n foot race from Bartley. They after ward fought, and Bartley whipped the victor. Noe promised to even up later and trained for the event. Meanwhile Bartley had moved to another part of the county. A few weeks ago Noe moved into the same neighborhood. The first time he met Bartley they fought j WIFE SPOIL* ZT Cleveland (O.) Man Wears Hiu Shirt* Any Old Way New. Cleveland. O. —One Cleveland mao wears his shirts in chi-on- < gleal or der—that Is, if lie buys u nev, shirt be tags it with bis initials, number* it and places it at the bottom of the pile. And, no matter how much lie like*it, he does not wear it until it comes out at the top of the pile. He went into wordy detail about the economy of hi* system, and he added that he arranged his socks and underwear in the same manner. He was told that he would meet the woman of ills dreams some tine day •nd that she would knock the spots out of his system; that she would ad mire a particular shirt, caress its deli cate stripes lovingly and ask why h* didn’t send it to the laundry as soon as It was soiled and wear it as soon as It got back, and he would buy other Bhlrts like it, and he would forget the system. “Don’t you believe it,” he said. “The person doesn’t live who could upset my system.” A few days ago he was hurrying to catch a car, and he didn’t have time to explain. He only shouted over his shoulder jubilantly, “I’m wearing 'em. every which way.” ASLEEP BEFORE MARRIAGE. Secured a License and Was TKatt Locked In Office. Lawroneeburg. Ind. — Edward L. Kuhn, aged forty-five, owner of a gen eral merchandise store In Clay town ship, and Mrs. Anna Moore Davis, aged forty-five, a dressmaker of th® same neighborhood, were married at the parsonage of the First Baptist church, by the Rev. Omer W. Bowman, the pastor, but not at the time they plan ned. Mr. Kuhn came to this city in an automobile, and the bride to be came cm. a late train. While waiting for Mrs. Davis Mr. Kuhn obtained a marriage license: then he sat down in the pri vate office of the circuit court clerk and went to sleep. When the day’s work was done .lames G. McKinney, the clerk, and his deputies, not noticing Mr. Kuhn, locked the office and went home. Mr. Kuhn awakened several hours later and found he was in the dark, locked in tlie office. lie shouted, for help several times and finally at tracted the attention of Daniel E. Me Kennie, the sheriff, who released him. Mr. Kuhn found Mrs. Davis, who was searching the city for him, and they were married. SAVED CHICKS’ LIVES. Telegrapher Made a Feather Duster Substitute For a Hen. Defiance, O.—Using a feather duster as a brooder to substitute for a can nibal hen, “Shorty” Eberle saved th* lives of some of his chicks. When Eberle is not busy as manager of the Tostal Telegraph company he devotes his time to raising fancy chick ens. When one of his hens was not busy scratching she gave her time to digesting some of the brood she had recently hatched. Eberle noticed the chicks began to disappear. One by one they went untU he discovered ’the hen’s appetite was stronger than her mother love. A heavy ration of ground bone and hamburger steak didn’t appease her. She ate an other. Then, with a cunning he didn't sus pect himself, he threw the hen ou^ bought a big feather duster and sus pended it in the coop. The chicks snug gle among the feathers and are per fectly content with thetr inanimate mother. SEES SIGHTS AT SEVENTY. Woman, Former Slave, Gets First Knowledge of Modern Inventions. Columbus, O.—Mrs. Emily Booker, seventy years of age, a former slave. In Columbus visiting relatives, for tha first time saw an electric car, an ele vator, a moving picture show and a building more than two stories i© height. Her relatives gave her the first knowledge she had that a war is in progress in Europe. Mrs. • Booker’s home is near North Middleton, Ky., thirty miles from a railroad and almost as far from a highway. Once, several years ago, she saw a party of tourists in an automobile which had strayed from the road through the wilderness in which she has lived all her life. RATTLESNAKES USE RAFTS. Save Themselves From Floods and Reach Islands. Austin, Tex.—J. C. Herring of Rock port, a ranchman of the coast country, says when heavy rises come out of the.. Guadalupe and other Texas rivers largo rafts of drift are washed into the bay and rattlesnakes are often seen on them. This driftwood goes ashore on the - islands, and that starts the suakesL They are caught in the drift meshes on the mainland and cling to the rafts ns they are washed down stream and into the bays. Mr. Herring has killed them on such occasions. At one time there were no jack rab bits on these islands, but now there are thousamls. Three Cats Mummified. Shoals, Iud.—When moving a lions© In the business district of town, work men found the bodies of three cats, tv hie h were mummified. The cats evi dently died nuclei the dwelli:: '. hut the bodies had not decayed. The house had been occupied by one family foe forty years.