nIE LITTLE HOUSE
m. JACK LAWTON.
91, W-erf * NewspNper UIJao.)
a lls viewed from the bill
.a he would have to walk In oe.
is Cie at his boarding place In
ge below. When his work ot
Sestreton shoauld be aIn preg
. walld have to consider some
Stransiton; the present state
lMd n made this dlucnlt.
. a white square n the hllMde
a a ttage; he remembered hay.
t on his upward way. What
g detached home it must be.
re llghboring habitation. Per.
g might be possible to procure
luncheon there. The door,
a reached th house, stood
deeingd to the farthest corner
win room. It was a remarkable
--r an humble country cottage.
-the oor was scrubbed gualltless
- h the walls were lined with
pteteral calendar, with a verse
a day, drew his attention; cu
the verses were printed in Ger.
upon the window seat, among
au tle cushions, were scattered
maps and drawings.
O between two bookcases opened
be had fancied to be an outer
amd a girl appeared from the In
A glorious creature she was,
yet with an unmistakable air
an c dil engineer-Richard ]I
ae eplained; "we are going to
emugh a road. My boarding
a the village seemed too far
at dinner time, and I hoped to
Spass of milk and some bread at
but," he smiled engag
Sf and this is decidedly not a
gravely considered. "Still."
"we may be able to provide
itd a cup of coffee." She moved
toward the prepared ts
"iake ourself at home," she
steage diffidene, the usually
engineer obeyed. When, with
sir, the girl had prepared his
the went out Into the porch.
ad pleasantly mysterious. 3
the perfect salad, and won
wh the deuce his queenly
lght be. The matter of re
troubled him; he could itp
lr seore at te suggestion of
Yet he felt like an lanter
Spartaking of her food.
gd promgptly relieved him ea
I asked you to stay.," she
b appeared upon the porch,
g t aa information about the
-Please epistin to me con
- hew and where it is go
agser stared In astonishment.
had the sound of a eom.
s n customa rp- be began
and, for the first time the
S questioned, as steadly
him. Then. . Eis, n
s hallenged, "stop in agaln,
,and you shall me your
plans, as they are not now,
M will be when completed."
aet ndsretand you," Ells rem
Op. With strange rease
-r sto deart.
-..l" "to the village below.
~sr she said, mocinglyr
ti you all abhet me."
S wia blbe to concentrate
a of the a fternoon because
es there? be asked of
Suatesr," Samm an
"'Wh, haven't you beard?
fsgnnglong late town on a
a wh a amt g ia tow.
smfatret eet beth at she's
Sthe Germann govern
i et the eautry ad ad
.et for the black eyes,
Mr have p- hypeutlsed.
mnem ar o m quickt
bs siei knowled eo his
im ewal thast she ad
th in rwar to gain nrl.
seeste, t ha be aor
mpr tIt, mteous way, the
mp a pth rod.
SallpedIn, atd ilopvae
mr a.o aullheat the vi
S W8 as ar , a m
eap aed t lnt
£ wanted to know m
S amn c l" endglaee
that msta b aw y a
rhasd to com. wth a
om. Be sea t on ear a
i black, and h a wa a
_ eyl ag a ab o g
ru s reason why Ir
Sthi peaceful at, a
Seg is a ine body- *
asaer wit tese a
two are reat e
se4 vo agaln " ael
bv called the r's ah
9 aim ashed aMm a u
1 nead ys here a
i yn re
t sit water. A
a ie t he bes,
to a. iThem
Zlidwia oore Lo and Plrentic
Mere man varies the monotony of
his workaday clothes by indulging
himself in many changes of ties, and
women In the same way rely upon
blouses to give the spice of variety to
their daily costuming. The new
blouses that have Just made their ap
pearance for midsummer wear prom
ise to fulfill their mission in the most
refreshing way, for they are made of
light colors with white in many ways.
Manufacturers of fabrics and design
ers of blouses have worked together
for the good of womankind this sum
mer, the first producing striped and
cross-bar as well as plain materials
that at' washable and the latter
pleasing and versatile details of trim
Cluster tuckings, contrasting collars
and cuffs, frills of net or plain organ
die, narrow lace inserts and edgings
and some hand embroidery finish off
the clever planning and cutting which
see to it that the new blouses are
started right. They are adorably re
ined and dainty and sometimes they
are just as simple as they look-but
not often. It is their business to look
simple and beautifully finished.
The blouse shown in the picture
bears out these statements. It is of
blue voile with white organdie collar
and cuffs. There are two emplace
ments at the front, one of them a
little simulated chemisette in white
organdle set in an applied affair that
looks like a vestee of the voile out
lined with a corded edge and finlshed
SNew Arrivais in StreetSuits
Aree they made ot lk or are they
of wool? That Is the question that
les our eyes to the oew r owlags of
mlWts and leads - to takb amy an
entra step or a loer view. It torns
*et that inay of the salts for mid
semmer are made at new weaves in
lik tabedes that are sat and supple
and Ibs little lter, s they keep us
lest. Besides the all.lk !abries
there are ilk and wool mtures, all
ot tm ealuelatad to make a forget
to deplore the serd ty ewo In
am the geLerament shuld see t to
s-um r the wrool preduetio It
will be as harhip to war these mew
tlhere are ma behind mei" In
the ew ades sad may corats epean
ayer etr -etls o s rwiest.
heath, dlevery applie hsad
mu pee ma e fstres that tone
up tir ale-dlae polaits the tech
al of massi ksnts geow ar.
sew For aneer Tkam Wa.m
te times as heavy as wueae
A euls seet at Wd welsh ,jg
these r emuu bgmla pe &
M ot f the Iogla at ules
Sase (L bmns of--as s enl man.
$>r .ib itid t-s
at each side with embroidered seal
lops. It fastens with white crochet
The simplest of these blouses are
In striped or cross-bar organdie. Blue
and white, light green and white, tan
and white made up with collars and
cuffs of white organdie finished with
frills, or with these accessions in
plain organdie of the same color as
that in the blouse, make variety
enough to suit everyone.
The best things about these and all
the rest of their kind is their peren
nial freshness and their durability,
Voiles, batistes and organdies stand
wear and tubbing better than heavier
materials and look as good as new
after long service, therefore their
charm is permanent.
Long Front Panel Featured.
The long front panel is featured ia
many frocks-that is, a panel in skirt
and bodice, which may or may not be
separated by a belt or girdle of fabric
contrasting In color or material with
that of the rest of the frock. For In
stance, a figured foulard frock will
show a panel In both bodice and skirt
of satin in the color of the ground or
the figure in the foulard. A serge frock
will have a panel of satin, a
georgette frock will be paneled with
tulle or lace,
rower and remanl plain. iashblom st
t ands slenderaes adorable and design
er have grown marvelously deve In
Sfashiomlng suits along such trim imes
I that they sugest simiess even on a,
plump figre. ThIs bit camouflage
Is well worth cosidering.
The suit pictured might be made at
a etf the mw ailks or sltk and wee
I mixtures, and it would be eftive In
I pogs or oplin or n light weight
wool materials. It embodies the salient
eatures of the seasoa's modes for mid.
summer with its coat pointed at the
bottom and belted about the sides and
tront and its covered bttos applied
I nrws t t the ses. Two them
at each ide are slipped through actul
button holes so that the belt across the
font ate on either aide.
Artilflsis tye for th Dead..
Oddy enou h the est artlsal ,frU
were et made t ag pcurses but
-r tedsad. I the ders at th ear.
t Pharsebs the iMypts embalmers
removed the yes 0 the dofmeet (O
what W n ewadasbe called a
410wel . seeree glsr a -
---''- - or
was mp tha seeket Old set In ts
-OW spes 0 veesask Omes or sami
gpimmos0 sehs at one ima. klmdor
By AGNES G. BROGAN.
(Copyright. 1918. Western Newspaper Union.)
The young soldier sought out a se
cluded corner of the public library,
and seated himself in an attitude of
dejection. The natty collar of his
khaki uniform rested against his
doubled hand, as he gazed, elbow on
table, into space.
His, was a handsome face beneath
wavy hair, even the somber eyes could
not detract from its frank charm.
"Oold day," volunteered a big man
at his side; he ceased writinpabrupt'
ly, his eyes seeking almost hungrily
the speaker's face.
"Yes," he answered eagerly, "cold
up in my boarding place too. That's
why I came down here. Going away
tonight to camp."
"So?' asked the big man. "S'pose
all your folks will be down to speed
the parting hero."
"No," the soldier replied, "you see
I don't happen to have-any folks.
Mother and dad, both died-last year.
Broke up the home pretty sudden.
Couldn't stand it there, afterwa ls, so
came on to get a new position ¶ere."
His voice dropped huskily. "City
boarding houses aren't much like your
real Ihome," he added.
"So?" said the big man again. His
tone larked interest, furtively during
the youth's quick confidence, his eyes
a, had been scanning his paper. "Well,
el good night; good luck to you."
The face of the man in uniform re
sumed its tense lines, his lips curved
1, cynically. "He should worry," he
id "I beg your pardon," said a voice
nearby, "were you speaking to meT"
The soldier turned hastily. Behind
him, looking over the book shelves
stood a girl, as she ended her ques
tion she came directly, taking the va
i cated seat.
"I was grumbling to myself," the
man murmured confusedly.
id The girl before him was such a pret
r ty girl, her eyes were all aglow with
the sympathy for which his very soul
had hungered, her cheeks and lips
were glowing, too, against the back
ground of her furs. But with an ab
sence of all self-consclousness she
looked back at him, her tone was di
rect and impersonal.
"I heard all you were saying to that
man," she said, "and I want to tell
you that I am sorry. Have you no
friends in the city?"
The soldier shook his head. "I
have been here such a little while."
"Nor back there, where your home
"Perhaps it is my fault that they
have overlooked me," he admitted. "I
--I kept to myself a good deal after
r my loss, and came away without even
saying good-by. Everything seemed so
The girl nodded. "Well, it doesn't
much matter," she said brightly. "You
will have many friends with you, com
rades going together, a great bond of
sympathy uniting you all. Oh l--"
she caught her breath and the man
thrilled at her vibrant words, "it is
such a glorious, wonderful thing to
do, putting your life at your country's
service. See here," impulsively she g
leaned forward. "I have been knit
ting things, sweaters, helmets, mufflers,
for soldiers whom I shall never know,
or see. Why can't I do the same for
you? And write you letterS? Would
that help?" She laughed softly. "My
friends tell me that I have a perfect
genius for letter writing. You might
ask me about anything special you
wished to know, either here, or-where
was your home?'
"Farmington," he announced me
chanically, his eyes watched hypnoti
eally her lnspiring face.
"I could get the F'armington papers,"
she went on, "and mail them with my
letters. It will be such a comfort to
me, to feel that I am really helping
ever so little. Why," she threw out
her hands, "this is my mone actual op
The somber igtht left the man's
meyes, the natty collar was raised i1
true soldier style. "How could you do
all that for a stranger" he asked woa
dering, "you who know nothing about
"Nothing about you " repeated the 9
girl, she stood and looked at him C
across the book-laden table, then point
ed to the tiny symbolic guns of his
uniform. "There are your credentials,"
she said softly. "What more need I
know of a man who goes to offer his
life for my safetyr"
"Your eafety I" the soldier whis-l
pered. He, too, arose, and stood look
hag down upon her as one who sd
denly sees a vision. "That is true,"
he said slowly, "that makes it worth
'"O)r countryl" said the girl.
"Our country " the man repeated,
and their hands met and clasped.
Briskly the girl picked up her muf.
"At what time do you leave tonight?
she asked. He told her.
"I shall be at the station to see you
ot," she said, "and to bid you 'good
orage.' YouT might write your name
sad address for me now," she enuggest
ed. "Mlae will cme ia the first let
ter." And the regimental train
meoed out of the station that eveing
a soldier with the light of victory ti
his eyes tarmned for a last look tt a
girl who stoeed cheerflly waving,.
"Mighty pretty girl" remarked a
cmrade. "GOng to marry her?"
"If I do not, I shall never many 7
any em elMs," solemnly answered the
And later beneath the shade of a
roy lamtip the girl beat milingly over
New YeVr Is lOsdet i,
Thea estdet ieo orated ity in the
Uated 8tfs iRs Nw York, merporat
n o 1a8. Beet altbhsmgh settld
vis pa e t~t msh the ievelm.
mr war and a hug ltmyal besd4d
without a ity harter. Other Ased
em etues w le os r s e.
inaAILM -l m
's Black-Yaas, ten yeahs ago Pete's
fy olks totd him to dust an' he's been
dusting ever since.
e Brown-Dusting ebeh since, eh?
S Black--Yas. He's a Pullman eat
"I thought you were going to enter
your horse for the show?"
"I was, but I have to sell him Li or
1 der to buy a box."
( COULDN'T SEE IT
lady-Give me two ounces of tobso'
Lady-Doesn't matter; It's for a.
1he Toou may ye are trying
to estate yourself. What was the
cause of year downfall, my poor man?
he Aobo-Aem I I could hardly
ter it a downfall, madam. I was
5St up," uas they ay.
HE WAS DRUNK
Ilba-I was emlig a to t ame
te the suare lat ntht.
all--es ead frem the umteady
war y wre setading it mut har
bes a ippry eam.
The Eager Lfe.
Whenever a process of life comma'
aJates an eagerness to him who lives
I there te ife becomes genuinelyi
alcl at. Somethmee the eagerue
is more knit up with the motor ctvli.
tUr, sometiea with the perceptions,
setimme with the imagDlatlon, some
fw with reaetive thlought. But,
whernmr ,t ,. had. there s, the .5t,
Se ngig, the ientem.t e, relt
r ther Ias au ertP ai the estr
ml r -mmerm -.a he..Wn
Mozart Always Composing.
After stating that while o('mlpo.-ing
Mozart never went to the piano, Nie
metschlek re(marks: "Ilis illaginatioi
distinctly ali vividly presented to hits
thei whole work he had conceive4'dI."
Mozart. as he tol his father, was :l
ways Imllersed in ilusic. went about
with it all day, and I lildl to speclulate,
study and reflect. F 'rin his wife we
learn that his mind lu as always in mo
tion, that he was continually compos
Venezuela Sparsely Populated.
The area of the republic of Ve'nezue.
I Is Is 1.0'20.400 square kilometers (3:93..
768 square miles) and the estimated
population on December 31. 19116. 2.
824,934. This lpopulation is centered
in the coastal and mountain districts.
The states of Anpure and Bolivar and
the Delta-Amaeuro and Amazonas ter
ritories, with an average population
of 0.3 per square kilometer, are among
the most scantily inhabited districts
in the world.
Better Than a Fish Story.
This narrative- comes fr,om Nalrobl,
In British East Africat. A hunter met
a most maglificent Ilon allmost face to
face. 1Wllth a terrible roar the, best
sprang at the man but inissed his
aim by jumping two feet too high.
Dlsnppolnted, it dathed away Into, the
woods. The next day a party se't out
to track the hea*t d.,. n. At length
they came upon It In an open sl:'ce. in
the jungle. The beast was practicing
Peculiar Presents for Bride.
In social circles ,of the Celestilnls the
family of the bridegroom makes pres
ents to the family of the bride of vari
ous articles a few days before the dlay
fixed .or the manrriage. The presents
generally consist of food, the leg and
foot of a pig. the leg of a goat, eight
small cakes of bread. eight torches.
three pairs of large red candles, a
quantity of vermicelli and several
bunches of firecrackers.
Why They Are Lonely.
The people who are lonely in this
world are those who are always look
lag for something to conmec to themn;
they hope for pleasant adventures;
they exact much from their friends
and from their family-and they are
sever satisfied. But the happy men
and women are those who never think
to demand for themselve-who give
and give and give again, and find Joy
whenever they find opportunity to give
The Ability To Think Is An Asset
That Brings Comfort Logically
To think logically about your furniture problems will bring
comfort to your home. And to pick out the logical furniture store
where you intend purchasing home comfort will bring you directly
to our store. We will be pleased to talk the matter over with you.
Cash or Credit.
Lawn Bench White
Law. Bemeh . Mirrors
34 inches high
and 42 Inchers Mr I 12x18
SInches sie, 2-Inch white
ride. 75c nele" 3.45
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P. e rch b wlag,
strongly made, 4 In.
wide, chains and Mleleno C ablel e t frlwater hard
hooks, Early English finished white enam- wood, holds ai unda
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roer I door... Weekly
Prin- Folding Couch
Pci a eese
18x~-- rs eldiela Ceuh. steel frame ltak
22.00 tbric and supported by tea eltt
springs. Just the oouch 745
ht.e Weekly for outdoors. Special ....
S Ope Wednesday and Saturday Uatil 9 P. Y.
O All Goods Exactly au Illmstrated
SMALL EXPENSES MEAN Low Pnicgs
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Nos 417-423 Decatur St. New
Nonrly nll artitii:hl lgms-that Is to
any. 'tones that are really milade by
artifici::I !ln. <--tro - oinprounds of
aluIm cry<tl:rliz' d lllnder slctial condl
titn< Tho no,!:al. lts that are ardd
ed during fu<i,,n determnine whether
the stl'U-s Isr h,',d shall he sipphires,.
rublis., oriental topuztnes, amenthysts or
elneral I s.
Complex Action Automatic.
Houdin. the sleight-of-hand perfor
mer, In one of his acts used to keep
four halls moving In air, and this com
plex series of mn'tlons. which at the
start depended upon a guiding percep
tlon, finally herncne a mere automatle
mechanism to him. lie frequently
read from a book or newspaper while
he was tossing the balls.
"Why, Johln." exclaimed Mrs. News.
kid as she caine into the room. "what
in the world makes the baby cry so?"
"I don't know. my dear," answered
Newkidl, as h hlanded the Infant over
to its moither, "'lut I imagine he Is
thinking of wha:t the governor of
North i(':rolll orle snld to the gov
ernor of South Cai:rolllnl."
Meaning of the Word.
A colhl'rI in t who prided himself
on defitillons wnts asoked for a definl
itflri sf r,,,.il, ri,'oity by a white mian.
"Well, Sa:h," s:idi he, "you see that
'hhil. ,n hou... , ,In r? Well, de hens
do"y In:iy for do w lilte' folks. I lay for
de hents, :sl de '\ hilte folks idey lays
fur aIe; dIt's reu'rocity."-Teaum Vork.
More Tramping and Thumping.
One of the best things about golf Is
that the poorer you play It the more
exercise you get.--Boston Transcript.
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