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Belgian's Love Story Shows Old
Feminine Spur to Carnage
Belgian Chauffeur Had No Desire for
Trenches, Willing to Serve Coun
try Elsewhere, Till Louise
Marie Spoke.
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
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
"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
"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
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
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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
Mrri- Mufflers Start Romances Be
d a tween Soldiers and Maids.
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
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
en v y
sh to
aome. OF VALUE.
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.
,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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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Miss Nell Craig Approves New Fashions
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,g That keenness and quickness of ap
g prehension which makes the success
s of the bright, particular "movie" star
before the inexorable camera lends
weight to the importance of her judg
ment in the matter of clothes. Here
d is a picture of Miss Nell Craig, taken
unawares, in a pretty new spring
. gown, with hat and accessories that
meet with her approval among the
new modes.
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
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
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.

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