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WANTS A HELMET;
GETS IT FOR HER Belgian's Love Story Shows Old Feminine Spur to Carnage Surviving. TROPHY FROM SLAIN FOE) Belgian Chauffeur Had No Desire for Trenches, Willing to Serve Coun try Elsewhere, Till Louise Marie Spoke. By EDGAR A. MOWRER. Paris.-Lov ('~can onily say " what i wants by the lai:ngiage of liiy', action, song, sacrliie, ,raciihInil(tl. dtlati aind the groat I)paior'lra ri Ci':,itiolii. lId r. rad (' rpen tel, .if I.ove of a Iomen i:; l laying its part ini this war, just as it lis alway d(]Ue. ti "Take ime to ltunker]llue," I saida brandishinig miy pass. 'The lelgianii clhauffeiur did not look at it. l "What are youi going to do thiere? It dores not make any (iiffi-rice to me so ionlg as you have a lass. And if you havenl't the senltinlels on the road be- 1 tween here and there'll have you out ta quick enough. I've gut to get soime c oil for rmy lanip. It's getting dark. Come back in ten minutes anid we i start." Had Fled From Antwerp. A quarter of an hour later I was sit ting beside the chauffeur on tihe front seat of the taxicab with my baggage inside, while the two cylinder motor chugged along the international high way from Furnies, Belgium, to Dun kerque, in France. "Where are you from?" I asked after a while. The evening mists were blowing in from the North sea, muf fling the deserted fields in layer after layer. "Antwerp." "What is your trade?" "Driving a car. That is, I used to be a taxi driver, but now I'm in the po lice, or was before the war. That's how I can get such good speed out of this old two-lunger. Of course I had a better car than this at the beginning, but it got left when the 'boches' came into Antwerp. I escaped in this one." Red Cross Painted on Car, "You're in the sanitary services, I suppose," I hazarded, referring to the red cross largely painted on the glass front. "Yes and no. You see, we haven't enough cars. Sometimes I transport wounded and sometimes I bring back nails; just apythinig. You'd better ket St6 rpa- Iahere's. th -frontier and ist courot .u t ust, a4,V A& +t$ ay. I forgot to ask for it at Fumes. But don't worry, I won't have any trouble." Faster motor cars than ours, great limousines and roadsters full of French and Belgian offlcers raced by in the dark with few lights showing. We were forced to stop some distance from the military post at the French frontier and wait our turn to go through the narrow "S" formed by barricades erected in the road. T Burly Sergeant Quiets Down. ship "Passes, your passes, please," 'cried in C a burly sergeant of French territorials, shining a light in our faces. He ex amined mine and handed it back. "Where is yours?" he demanded of the former taxi driver. "I haven't any," replied my compan ion, "but don't look at me like that! It's a beautiful thing, isn't it, terri- Muff torials like you who've never looked a rifle barrel in the eye having the right to stop men like me who haven't missed a fight for three months? Can't you see my friend here is on a special Quai mission and mustn't be delayed?" E The sergeant was wavering. "Why haven't you the password?" he asked finally. "Now, that's a fine question," splut- Nev tered the Belgian, sitting up straight. have "I only left Dunkerque this morning. warm( I had the password then, all right-up maids till noon-'Carlo' for the French and hall, 'Gaston' for the Belgians. But when i univer got to Fumes, where I expected to from t stay a little while, here I found I had sives to take this gentleman back to Dun. in the kerque. Fine chance I had to get a land. password." NOE "You can go on," grunted the ser diers : geant at last, and with much grinding this ci of clutches and brakes we moved slow- Marie ly beyond the flare of the sentinel's dining lantern. Colonel Shows His Authority. leisure The scene was repeated at three and ab other controls. It is unforgettablj genero the lanterns, the reflections in the by the canal which borders the road, the Seger faces, the darkness, the excessively wool al cold wind blowing in the mists from a quan the'sea. At the third control we were hinting about to enter the "S" when there was to do a clatter of hoofs and flying stones and some c a voice sliced the darkness: or coni "Get back there, I tell you, and -ait leg-war: your turn." resses In an instant a grizzled French in. and th fantry colonel was upon us. His horse eceller suddenly kicked, champed and pawed work at the earth, they a "Get back, I say," the officer cried. f he "Not a carriage will pass until m os men come through," marked "We saw no men, but there was no te use trying to argue with the colonel, and hal who would have taken the tongue out penned of us if we had dared to protest. In preente three minutes we were the head of r ames. quarter of a mile of waiting autos. the rs Some of the first arrivals tried to push the thai by. but the old colonel, who had reiner in in his horse and sat iminiitlihle bl:rid the barricade, groeeted toie audaciol.. ones a ith such a fury of oathls Iliti ;2 the boldest were coot d aid o!edelit- h'h 1%" fell in behind us. :" l ut where were his tm.iie ? A i ,'lt Yo passed; perhaps two. 't'len e wa:rd thi a tramllpilng stmnlld, dulled by di!taince. I' gr,'w lutnder. The first co piaulV Ii Id wound past the barricade and (.nttrd li Sthe ar-a of our headlights. I 1 '':ml ,llp, , rl'.ll:i', 1tr llm p..A. 1"""- Ith Inl ' t on the t al t'h rth "ire' 'te t'S o tl i;;t) (r ;l Ihilentml)II ll, ll g il , ,_"t','m Isnlm . It \\aý !;it i taint t b~. foi ', I ,. la:t of th, lt o r for pie's of artillery. , lhich bro u hit ilip Th, E th rear of the ;5,io ntiei. f d. , - Ia 'yold us. I'ruI Dunkerque and Louise Marie. or Ih"spitei jocke:ting on the part n: lio drivers of fast,,r cars behind a-, imy t chI: I Ilt iur' khe.tt his plai ( int lti e' iilh ' atd te \\were the first llrough tlh (n. Sri trol. .\S e A.neared ihiker'qui'. al- 1 it} though h,, had said little up to tills 1 tree tinmt, i e heot hed the ashes Troth hi.s ter, pipe. d re', "i'mn glad to be going back to lIt:t "'1 kerllue," he said. "It's a line tomin I i. ,:r They lknow howt a fellow reels aIthl hel lIi has been l'o e(,d out of his oen i cotn- 'ha try. elre in 1"rance the wteilo n andi ju!, all are so good to you they make you iari l'orgit low ftart it is from hot,ne. withi cat their wine and candy and fruit tllhe. ? r Sgive you. "ti, "A fellow h wouldn't be Imuch w\itliut a litt wolen, anyw\\ay. Whenl we get thlre here l'ml going to hunt up Louise 3Marie antd fil. take her to dinner. You haven't anti took extra silver piece or two, have you? i't 1 Thanks. Well. I suppose you've been amtaz in love. But it's mighty funny what a all." ,i, ' ifr, .:t' !t nal:,'s. Itere I was 1up to .it. '4a ue4;ý', \: ithlut any desire at all t, , : n :",, 1 ' tr ,ches. I didn't ellv ,- ,t . i .u r k ir" s'e4med to m1e 'uJolish to I, o:I tl ;, killt hen you could serve K it your .couitry just as well doinlg S0111. rd I ing clse. ce . "Thnono.. night, down in )Dun ny !, rquc Itre, I met Louise Marie. \We 'd likloli each ot,' r from the start. Sa\. i f i lt niL'e li' a man that evenin I tha hai\ >ilice the dirty German icr.%, entecih Antwierip. After Ve'd Su!;i dnr i i>ktd her what I could do ur ilr htir to siii)',', I had feelinlgs. to, t1 T'Ihi little beauty (she isn't really ilIY ,eaulimbl raid s(he \\as crazy fur tst Sr ., ' hil et. st Wasn't Afraid at All. i 'I.uie Marie,' said I, 'I'll get you pUi 4 I iin I "And I did. I got a chum in thile S>1 Sv th infantry to change Iplace, bai 1 with rie, he in my car and 1 in the sln Streinches all tilled \tith lud and Wa of 1 St,1', wi the 'bodch'es' about three hun. Be dre,, yards away. And I was luct;\. bru "'That night the Germans attacked p i.',r a time it was hot, but tinally they the San to reItreat. I sawl my c'hi;iice.' ve lhargge rem, boys.' I yelled, lld dVe 1 junl 'ed out of the trench and ran tr. der . war d in the dark, feeling my way until t I came to hlicre some (ernian d,'ad SI (41', lying. sort ".'or a ziiutet' I thought I was (lti;4g thet a little one mIan act, but pretty :;on ley, herte came(.c our fellows. It was beauti. Dt i'ul. Somebody told me our soldiers over too,,k a lot of prisoners. Anyhow, Lou-. rolli ise' Mari," has her helmet. , The mtst of t anatzin: thing is, I wasn't afraid at Ing all." Sa It- U. S. WARSHIP IN MEXICAN WATERS iI )r "::};,} .; y ....:: ":: :"·i~i~~i~::: ::: i: s7i':i!.i.,"::"..: }% : i .: -;:. .1 - :::: R ?$?"i::.:iii·~ :i %ris:: i i 4; ^\ Iý::4 .................................:......:.j:........... This picture shows the U. S S Georgia, one of the United States war.a ships in Mexican waters. The insert is Rear Admiral Caperton, who is m in command of the fleet. m BRINIG 8AR NOTES pan iat! Mrri- Mufflers Start Romances Be d a tween Soldiers and Maids. ight en't Qzt uaint Replies Received to Missives Enclosed in Articles Sent by College Girls to Wounded d?" in Hospitals. lut- New York.-lqternational romances :ht. have been interwoven with the leg ng. warmers and mufflers knit by the -up maids in the dining room of Whittier Lnd hall, Teachers' college of Columbia a I university, and every 'mail that comes to from the other side brings warm mis lad sives from the soldiers convalescing un- in the hospitals of England and Scot. a land. No sooner had the needs of the sol- a er- diers in the field become known in t ng this country last autumn than Mrs. I w- Marie Seger, who is in charge of the l's dining services at Whittier hall, de vised a scheme to improve the few leisure minutes the waitresses had ee and also to assist the warriors. With generous contributions of money made he by the- young woman students, Mrs. Seger bought a large quantity of gray s ly wool and knitting needles. She gave ma quantity to each of the waitresses, at re hinting that when they had nothing ti to do-which frequently occurs when d some of the girls miss their meals or come late to them-they might knit m leg-warmers or mufflers. The wait resses heartily fell in with the idea roc and the quantity turned out was an ha excellent tribute to their nimble handl- f work and the fine spirit with which of they accepted the suggestion. When the goods were being packed for shipment, someone jocosely re y marked that they might send along a note or two to cheer up the soldiers. 0 Mrs. Seger saw no objection to this by and half a dozen of the waitresses ha penned brief notes "to whom our presents are given," enclosing their names. It was around Christmas that the first shipment was made. Now frc the thanks of the wounded are com- ho ins in with both serious and flippant ap: replies to the notes of the girls. Some of the letters from the soldiers are written in Glasgow, some in Edinburg, but most of them are from St. An. drew's hospital, Dundee. Most of the - knit goods containing the letters were t distributed there, hence the interest. a ing notes. One of them read: Dear Fannie --- • Your note came just in time to make me change es my mind. When I got shot on the e Aisne I was reported dead. My old a girl, hearing of this, up and married a lad that was not man enough to go w to war. First I wanted to eat a big a enough bullet to make me croak. Then si esI got mad because I thought if she Di g- didn't care for any more of a man it re than she married she must have it ar thought I was a fine snicker, too. is So now, I want to write to you a tQ r lot. Send me your picture when you bi swrite again. JOHN - c g Another read: t "Dear Maggie --- From your name I think you are Irish. From your wit I know You are. From your n tone I know You are a nice girl. I am al Irish and I am married, but I a w going to hunt up a nice Irish lad for ep you and make him write. And I wll sp v make him tell the truth, too. bo "PATRICK -.--- ,, Still another, brief but explicit, ran ov Dear Jennie : I would like to marry you, but have two Scotch las. Ssles and three laddies in their kilts awaiting me home. What's mor il there's a wee wife, and then somo in times I drink too much Scotch an tie nice girls like you can't beat me lika wo my wife can. SANDY ,-_. wa No engagement rings have been re pa ceived as yet, but then all sorts of rop romances are woven around Whittier hall, and the maids now are talking of trips abroad to hunt up their sol. dier boys when the war is over. drl Nelsons Are Barred, Flushing, N. Y.-"No more Nelsons of taken as boarders," is the sign osted pa by Mrs. S. S. Nelson, who says shted pla has five (not related). coo cre; Walk Far for Job. New 'York.-John O'Day walked 0 from Butte, Mont., to Brooklyn ik gall hopes of finding a Job. Re was dli ring aproin'ed. and up to HINTS WORTH TRYING en v y sh to serve KITCHEN ECONOMIES THAT ARE aome. OF VALUE. Dun. It Is Just Such Little Things as These Say That the Wise Housewife Will Do rya: Well to Keep Always in We'd Mind. Id d, to, I Have you ever tried (if your fam eally ily is largo and your kitchen sink ur a small) using an oval tin foot tub in, stead of the orthodox round dish pan?" An ordinary tin can with a hole You punched in the bottom as a soap saver, in place of the bought wire ones? thre Washing the kitchen floor, the sur ac. base and the framework about the lthe sink with lye, at the first appearance "a of those pests, water bugs or roaches? un- Be sure to apply the soluton with a Y brush and don't let it touch the hands. ed. Putting a lump of washing soda over I(hY the sink drain and pouring hot water Ice. over it after each dish washing, in or 1un der to keep the pipes from clogring? This will save many a plumber's bill. utiý ,ad Scalding out tin sirup cans (the sort that have fitted tops) and using , them to keep such things as rice, bar. "o ley, hominy, beans, etc.? uti. Drying stale scraps of bread in the er oven, mashing them to a meal with a u- rolling pin, and using them in place ~st of the prepared cracker dust for fry at ing cutlets, oysters and the like? Saving the bits of sage, thyme, etc., in the penny potherb that was not used in soups, drying them and using them later in the stuffing for chicken? Some economical housewives find that by careful selection of these potherbs they can get enough parsley for gar- ful aishing of several dishes, and usually cols the smallest bunches of parsley alone she sold in the markets cost from three A to five cents. skip Using evaporated fruits-apples ettE peaches, apricots-in place of the fresh rest ones for duff, dumplings, pies and foil Drown Betty? are Flavoring deviled eggs with a dash one of vinegar from sweet pickles and us- asst Ing olive oil Instead of butter? A tiny a pickled cucumber chopped fine and plai mixed with the yolk of the egg is an fron Improvement. thos Varying fried or broiled halibut thre steak by adding a rich brown gravy? the The flour must be very brown (not top. ecorched) for this and a goodly lump Ti of butter is required. And by the way, plait when browning flour for gravy do it a sk under the flame of the gas oven, using in a t fork to mix it. Fork-mixed thicken- bott. Slg is apt to be smoother than spoon- .ng tared. over me people like a thick gravy with .ac d this Is ade bseami gthin `- 'U.ter * d btter tarot ur, seasoning to taste and then fling to the desired consistency water. There are others who' like am gravy with ham, and here you ten the flour with the ham es a e and use milk instead of water. Creamed Salt Cod With Egg. ck the cod to pieces, after soaking it cold water till soft. Throw off 1 of the water (it can stand quite 1 of salt when using eggs). Put o little fresh water and cook. Add s lent milk to make the required ý nt of gravy. Thicken with flour mixed with a little cold water or milk. Beat light one or two eggs in a deep bo4). When gravy is thickened turn me sloldy into egg, beating egg with Lre BDP0o as you pour, and for a second rg, or tWo after the gravy is all added. Be sn. 3ure the gravy is boiling when you he stait to pour, as this is all the cooking re the eggs require. Lastly, add pepper st- and a little butter. ato Saves Eggs. ge With eggs so high it is an added ie expense to use two or so in a batter Id merely to fry foods in. ad If you do not wish to use an egg ,o when frying oysters in deep fat make Ig a batter of flour and cream, adding n salt, pepper and a pinch of baking ie DoWder. Dip the oysters in this, then n in ine cracker dust, again in batter, 'e in dust and fry them in deep fat. D. The oysters seem even more tender a than when cooked in. the usual egg u batter. This can be used in frying pre croquettes, chops and other foods bef( which require a batter. r we_ Making Salted Almonds. mea r Por bolling water over shelled s a s almonds. Let stand until the skins a S willtfal off. Pour over them two tea SsPDooftuls of good olive oil and one tea- new Spoonful of salt and let stand in a TI bowl for two hours. Put into a drip- stit ping pan and brown in a moderate and oven, stirring often. of c: of as When You Darn Socks. of t It is a good plan in darning stock- and ings to hold the darned wool for a toge minute or two over the spout of a ket- ice i tie of boiling water. This shrinks the ible wool, and when the stockings are wire Washed there is no fear of mended back Parts shrinking away from the sur- less rounding parts. wort some Jellied Apricots. Th Wash, soak and stew a pound of bon dried apricots, keeping them as whole tion as possible. To the juice add a box whict of strawberry-flavored jelly powder, of w Pour over the fruit, which should be girdle placed in a wet mold Set in a very is se cold place to congeal. Serve with pendi cream: Th thusi To Rinse Colored Blouses. prett; One ounce of epsom salts added to a the b gallon of water makes an excellent that rinsing mixture for colored blousel a and wash drel3eS i Spring Suit in Belgian Blue Serge ! I . . . . >r. . . 1 I :" .. a Ib . ... " . .. • .......... ...........!hBi ' °: "d::', ..:,' .o· ·~· .. ::.: is A plain, smart suit, distinctly youth r- ful in suggestion and depending upon color and cut for successful style, is e shown in the illustration given here. e As to the lines on which it is cut, the skirt belongs to the straight silhou ette type which, in spite of the suc h ress of the flared variety, has many ' followers. Caillot and Jenny of Paris are authority enough for its vogue, if one cannot be satisfied without such assurance. It is full, but it is straight. a little longer than ankle length, and plain. The overlapped seam at the front is allowed a few buttons, like those on the jacket, set in groups of three. The skirt fits smoothly about the hips and has a plain finish at the top. The crisp little coat cc'Asists of a plain body (a little short waisted) and a skirt which flares enough to indulge in a tentative ripple or two about the bottom. Buttons and machine stitch ing finish it. There Is a square turn over collar of the serge at the back. A second collar and a belt, in the most vivid military red, are made of 1 thin suede leather. The belt Is run t through narrow straps of the serge d .stitched to the coat at each side, and fastens with a silver buckle at the front. A second collar and belt, or even a third, may be acquired by way of ringing changes on a suit in which such striking color contrasts are fea tured. A collar and belt of black and white checkerboard ribbon, or a set in one of the natural leather shades, are to be recommended. Worn with the suit, when the red belt and collar are brought into requi sition, is a hat which is obliged to keep pace with them. It is of blue straw, matching the dress in color, with band and darts of bright red like that in the accessories of the suit. Hardly anything else in a hat would do except one of those sailors in black and white checkerboard silk which are trimmed with black velvet ribbon and a cluster or two of cher ries. It is not often that a suit so simply constructed achieves distinction by the mere management of color, and still less often that a suit admits of "shad ing" by change of accessories that does not rob It o its smart stfe. I ----- --·rgv( ru~- -·rr rur rr rru r·r UYU, ly·~ L1 Y a Miss Nell Craig Approves New Fashions ~·'· ·i::: i::~:::::~i~.~:~::~:~~. :jji '' '-'' 3X.·.·:·'~ ·""-'·`2· -·: ~~····; ·.-.-~1; ~·:c·:·i~:~ .~ .·.·.;~.. ·:·~Z~: i:n ~a .-.··· ·t;~~b ·:·:~~ -·I:~·::·,:· ~i:·.] ···· ·····-·· n·~2·;-1 :.·~ .·:"·:' ~··i:. 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The bodice and tunic of hem e stitched chiffon are noticeably simple, and the underbodice, or corset cover, of crepe de chine, is quite the reverse of simple, being a pretty combination of the silk with wide shadow lace and hemstitching used in setting it together and as a decoration. The bod ice is very plain, has a high convert. I able collar worn open at the throat, but wired to keep it upstanding at the back and sides. This carefully care less management of the collar is worth a second thought, and then some more thought. The suspender-girdle of velvet rib bon makes a graceful and easy solu tion to the problem of the waist line, which is solved in so great a variety i of ways in the new fashions. The 1 girdle is of wide ribbon-and no limit is set as to its width-with the sus penders of narrower ribbon. The bat is likely to awaken the en thusiasm of many other youthful and I pretty wearers, for it is a return to I the big, picturesque and gracious type c that delights the eye of the artist. It 1 ' a a"'ar':wheel" mcdcl with broad - brim of black taffeta faced with blact m silk-straw braid, and has a soft crown r and a collar of taffeta. By way of s adornment it is provided with a glo rious full-blown red rose, matching a it in generous proportions, and long ties or streamers of black velvet rib bon. The proof of the pudding is in the tasting, and the proof of the styles is in the wearing. These are new modes approved by a practiced and critical eye. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. When Hoop Skirts Were Worn. The first modern hoop skirt-repro senting a costume which the modistes are now threatening to revive-was the invention of Joseph Thomas, who was born in Paris 88 years ago, and who died in Hoboken a few years since. The hoop skirt of Thomas' contrivance was popular from 1850 to 1870, when it began to decline. The monstrosity of cumbrous skirts, held out by hoops, was carried to such a point that the fair sex began to as. sume the proportions of balloons. Probably no other style of feminine attire was so unsightly and ridicu lous as this, yet it enjoyed a tremen. dous vogue. The "hoops" of Joseph Thomas constituted a revival of the crinoline or farthingales of the time of Queen Elizabeth, when women wore hoop-like petticoats made of whale. bone. The hoop skirt was made the cause of many accidents and lous of life occasioned by coming in contact wi:h fire or Tcnchinery.