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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
FIVE FRIDAYS By FRANK R. ADAMS Copyright by Frank A. Muntey Company CHAPTER XVII Continued 16 "I'm nfruld that Is no way to toll." tlm rorcnuo otilcer suld pleasantly, Tim worst smugglers we have are so ciety people. We ruptured two of Ills accomplices on Huntingdon's lit laud tlila morning, and wheu wo get him wo shull liave wiped oht one of t ho worst Baud's of smugglers operating ucross the border." At tbo mention of Huntingdon's Is- land we ull pricked up our ears. What connection did tbe smugglers have with tbo disappearance of Mrs. Greeu and Llpton S. Clulrf "Wblle you were on Huntingdon's lslund," I asked, "did you see any thing of Mrs. Green?" "Wby." began the officer, with a puz zled frown, "one of our prisoners claims to be Mrs. Green, but thut Is only an alias for 'Mother Farrel,' whose portrait Is In tbe rogues' gal lery. I recognized her nt once." "Who Is your other prisoner?" I had an Inkling of what had really hap pened at Huntingdon's Island since I had left It. "The other one Is a man masquerad ing In woman's clothes. He refuses to give bis name, but I think he la Han Moloney, a rather high class crook who does smuggling only as a side line for grand larceny." "I'm afraid you have tbe wrong par ties." I smiled as I thought of Lip ton 8. Clair's outraged dignity. "The lady really Is lira. Green, and tbe gentleman is not Dan Muloney, but Mr. L. S. Clair, a well known literary man." The revenue officer's face fell, then u suspicious look came into his eyes. How do I know that you are not one of the gang yourself and this Is mere ly a trick to get us to release your pals? What was Mrs. Green doing over there anyway?" "She was out in a small boat and was blown over there during tbe storm," VIda volunteered. "Miss Green," the officer addressed her huskily, "I cannot refuse to tako your word. I'll have the prisoners brought ashore, and If the lady is real ly your mother I shall be glad to re lease her instantly." VIda did not correct bis mistake, but asked, "How do you know I am Miss Green?" "Oh, I'd know you anywhere," he r bragged, smiling. "I've seen your pho tograph In tbe newspapers so often." So he had, but not with tbe name of .Lucile Green attached to it. Thauk you ever so much for your kindness." "Not at all," he returned ; then, ad dressing the man in the dinghy, "Smith." . "Aye, nye, sir." "Report to Marshal Cochran on board and ask him to bring bis prisoners ashore." CHAPTER XVIII, A Happy Party. rwIIE man departed and after an (interval returned with three passengers, two of them unmis takably Mrs. Green and Mr. Clair, the other a United States fed eral officer. Mrs, Green was decorated with a handkerchief, which was tied over her mouth. "I had to gag the dame," explained the marshal. "She kept yelling all the time." The look which the disheveled lady In the red ball gown cast upon Uncle Barn's representative probably burned a hole In his aura which will -never heul up. "Remove the gag," the revenne offi cer commanded. "Wuit," Vida requested ; "wait until after I have identified her." That was a wonderful inspiration on Vida's part. As the two women had never set eyes on each other before, Mrs. Green might not address VIda as her own offspring as soon as the power of speech was restored to her. "If you say she is your mother it is all right," said Vida's new conquest gallantly. "You may remove the hand kerchief yourself if you like. I trust your mother will forgive us for our blunder. Can you identify the gentle man too?" "She doesn't know me," Clair mut tered, with a look of terror. "I don't want to be identified." "I ought to know him," Vida replied wickedly. "I am seriously consider ing an offer of marriage from him." "Let him go, then," the revenue man directed. "I don't want to be released." "You have to be." The officer si lenced him sternly. "How about the telephone man?" Cochran,' tbe marshal, Inquired. "I've got to get one prisoner anyway, or I won't dare show up in Detroit" "We'll arrest him, all right," the oth er reassured him. "He's on the island somewhere. It's only a- question of searching. Now, gentlemen," . turning to us,"it will save any unpleasantness if yon will point out which one-of you Is in the employ of the telephone com pany, tlf not I shall be forced to ask all of you who cannot prove who yon are to accompany me." There was no answer. No one of us was anxious to turn Informer. "I have a description of Horace Binns," said the officer, "although at present he is traveling under tbe name bf Kent Height Ave feet four Inches; lender, dark hair and eyes' "Excuse me," Interrupted Bopp. "What arc you going to do with the ' muggier when you get him?" "We shall have to take him to De- ' trolt and thence to tbo federal prison nt Leavenworth, Kan," "Will you give him a square meal?' Ilopp asked smlou!. "Why, yes," smiled the offlcer. "We , have a good cook on board, and we would not starve a prisoner." , "All right." Hopu sighed. "Do I Ot i the description T" j Tbo officer luugued. "I knew you all I tint time, lllntiH. Step lively. Get ubounl, and we'll have you safe In jail r in no time." With a wink to the rest of us, Ilopp 1 climbed Into tho boat with a domeunor 1 that otherwise would have been a cred- I U to Sydney Carton. ; When the bout was being rowed away he waved farewell. i "Don't worry." ho reassured us. "I I won't bo In Jull long." ! "Wo won't worry," I answered for , ull. "Stay as long as you like." ! After the tug hud gone Clulr stood looking disconsolately after It i "You don't seem overjoyed ut being set free," I said to him lu a low voice so that the others could not bear. "Didn't I tell you I wanted to be ar rested so that Miss Dunmoro would break our engagement? Jnll Is better than marrlugo any time. They shorten Jull sentences for good behavior." Ho shook bis list at tbe departing tug. "They were Just rcudy to have break fast on board too." A confusion of inarticulate sounds advised me that Miss Dun more was removing the gag from her hastily adopted mother's mouth. "Who are you?" Mrs. Green demand ed us soon as she could speak. "Where's Lucile? What is tho next thing I have to do, loop the loop or be electrocuted?" "I'm a castaway, wrecked on your Island," VIda explained. "Your daugh ter is all right." "Where la she?" Mrs. Green fired the question at me as if I were In some wuy responsible. "Why" I started to explain, but realized suddenly that Mrs. 'Green might not take kindly to the Idea of her daughter's present costume, so I stopped. "She's over there." Captain Terklns waved in the general direction of the thicket where we had last heard Lu cile. "Dead?" Mrs. Green murmured, lean Ing for support on my arm. "No. no," interposed Vida, who should have done the explaining in the first place. "She is Just taking a nap. She has bad such a terribly exhausting experience tho last forty-eight hours that we were all thankful when she dozed off a little while ago. Poor thing. the rest will do her a world of good." "What's she sleeping over there for?" pointing at the bushes. "Why isn't she In her own bed in tbe house?" . "Oh, tbe house," VIda repeated blankly. "Didn't uny ouo tell you? There isn't any house." "No bouae? Why not?" "Your house, madam," said Captain Perkins, "hns boon consumed by the devouring element." He quoted a fire Insurance advertisement from memory. "Well, well," Mrs. Green repeated In a daze. "Well, well." Llpton S. Clair plucked me by the sleeve to attract my attention and whispered In my ear, "Where are my pants?" "Why," I replied, "I sent them over to Huntingdon's island, as I promised I would." "Are they there now?" "Yes. Bill left them in the kitchen for you." "Then I suppose I'll have to wear this." "I should think that it would be im modest If you didn't." He walked away. "Take me to my daughter," Mrs. Green said, with a sigh. "Let mo see that there Is something left of my life as it was before the earthquake." "You can see her if you wish," said Vida calmly, "but I assure you she Is all right, und you will only disturb her from a sleep which she needs very, very much." Vida is an admirable liar. Mrs. Green actually believed her and ceased to worry about Lucile. Mrs. Green is one of those placid ladles who let oth er people bully them and mold their very thoughts. Lucile had always made her mother think just whatever she told her to, and Vida was ap parently able to do tho trick also. We walked np to Inspect the ruins. It was as nice and complete a set of ruins as I have ever gazed upon. Noth ing was left to the imagination tbe whole business was ruined. While we were engaged in that mournful amusement a tall, muscular young man walked into our circle and demanded. "Where Is Llpton S. Clair?" "Ned!" Vida exclaimed, rushing to ward him. She stopped when she saw his face. ne brushed past her. "Ned Blaney!" shouted Clalr, Joyful ly advancing toward the young man. "You treacherous hound!" hissed Blaney, gazing on that whiskered travesty without smiling. "You stole tbe only woman I ever loved away from me. Heart breaker 1" "I couldn't help it," Clalr admitted. "Viper!" yelled Blaney as he fell on his friend. . It would have been a fairer fight if Clalr had not been hampered by his skirts. As it was, it ended with Bla ney athwart Clair's back, grinding his nose into the dirt. I give up!" choked Clalr. "I'll mar ry her." Marry her!" Blaney shook bis friend again. "Not while I live." "Isn't that what you're trying to make me do?" Clalr expostulated as well as be could. "I don't want to, that's certain." Don't you see, Ned," Vida Interrupt ed soothingly, "he doesn't want to mar ry me. Your outrageous jealousy has led you into making mistakes again." "I'm sorry," corroborated Blaney. 'T'lTfl hain finIn a At1h1w napVAtia strain over all this, and first I was afraid Vida was lost in the storm. I was nearly frantic till I got hold of a rowboat and came over. It was an awful pull in the sea that's running out there. But it's all right now. You must all come over to Fair View, to see Vida and me get married this morning." Clalr wa9 listening to all this in a sort of dazed wonder. "Don't I have to marry her?" be asked. Have to marry her?" echoed Bla ney good naturedly. "Why, you old rhinoceros, you couldn't trap a girl Into marrying you even If you dressed up like Mrs. KuUcnJummer to pleoso her. "Out sho suld" begun Clulr. VIda flushed nn Imploring look at mo. Clalr could still do a good deal of dam ago If hn ruvculed all that hhe had said und done trying to win (hut wugor from me, "Sho suld," I repeated, brushing off nnd nilJtiNtliig Clair's skirt, which hud suffered sadly from bis rough und tum ble encounter, "she said thut she knew sho would like you because you were a friend of Mr. Blnney's." ' "Stop pinching my leg!" roared Clalr, falling to get the significance of my signal and whisking his skirts out of my grasp. Ho glared at me balcfully. Bluney laughed. The plcturo Clalr made obliterated tbe recollection of his Jealousy for a moment Then he caught sight of my seal ring on Vida's band. "What's that?" he demanded. "That?" echoed Vida blankly, turn ing tho ring on her Dngcr. Sho bad for gotten that sho wus wearing it "That Is a seul ring." "Yes, I see It Is," admitted her fiance sarcastically. "Your exp'.unutlon so fur is perfectly satisfactory." "I got it for you," she pouted, "but I don't know whether to give it to you or not." CHAPTER XIX. The Honor of Thieves. HEN VIda had definitely cast herself for tbo part she was going to play she went ahead with the certulnty of w a trained artist. "Let's see it," Blaney demanded doubtfully. She banded it to blm. "Hm!" He examined it closely. "You got this for me? The 'B' Is all right, but this other Initial looks like an 'M.' " "No, it doesn't, dear," she said. "That's on old English 'N.' The old Englishmen did things differently. Their 'Ns' always looked like 'Ms.' I've known lots of old Englishmen." "Ob," tbe young man said, slipping the ring on his finger. "Thanks aw fully, dear." That was the end of my ring. BUI Johnson ambled up to our party ?ith a triumphant grin on his face. "She shall run," he announced. "For $2 she shall take everybody to Fair View." "That's a lot to pay if you've ever spent a day in Fair View," said tho prospective bridegroom. "Nevertheless I will pay it and ask you all to come to our wedding and the wedding break fast." "Could it bo possible," Captain Per kins asked "to have the wedding breakfast first?" "I think it could," laughed Blaney. "Come on, everybody," Invited Vida. I started to follow the others, but VIda dropped back to my side and whispered, "You're not invited." "What!" I exclaimed, startled. "You're not supposed to come." "Why not?" "If I were you, I should get lost In the woods somewhere. You- might run Into something to your advantage." I couldn't What would she think of me?" "Try it and find out." Vida smiled at me quizzically. "I'm a woman my self, and I can guess. You won't need to make nny advances. Don't you want her?" "Yes," I answered. (TO BE CONTINUED.) JACKIE STUCK TO HIS POST Fireman on Watch In Engine Room of Torpedoed Ship Commended for Devotion to Duty. When the United States ship Alcedo was torpedoed last November in the war zone George A. Collier, a second- class fireman of the navy, was on watch in tho engine room under in structions as machinist's mate, ne was just nt that time taking up duties that would mean, if successfully hnn died, bringing him up another step in the service. The kind of stuff he is made of was shown when just as soon as the torpedo struck and was fol lowed , by an explosion he remained cool and knew exactly what to do. Despite the fact that he was stand ing in water up to his knees, the sea having rushed in through the rent torn by the torpedo, he stopped the main engine and then deliberately raised the safety valve on the main engine by the hand gear. Thus, without regard to his own per sonal safety, and when in the greatest danger of going down with the ship, ho stuck to his post and performed his duties. He has been commended for this devotion to duty in a letter writ ten by the secretary of the navy. Fire man Collier is a son of W. T. Collier of Morrlngsport, La. A Good Day's Work. "Besides stringing 53,892 beans yes terday (to get on the good side of the cook) I loaded 2,295 pounds of auto mobiles on to vans," writes a young soldier from Edmonton, who has only recently "got across." "Those were the exact figures for my share. Twenty of us were got together yesterday nnd started loading cases of automobiles onto trucks. Each case weighed 1,700 pounds, and we got 27 on altogether, which took nine hours of hard habor ("hard" Is no name for it). The total weight loaded, you will see, was 45,900 pounds, which makes my share, as I said before. I tugged nnd hauled for all I was worth, and I haven't a sore muscle today, so you see I am in pretty good condition." The Soap Berry Tree. The Jaboncello, or soap berry tree, grows in the humid parts of western Ecuador. It attains a height of 50 feet and has wide-spreading branches and Immense quantities of fruit of the size and shape Of cherries. The nearby transparent yellowish skin and pulp surrounding the round black seeds ure so saponaceous as to be used instead of soap, being equivalent to mora than 50 times their weight of that ma terial." Advance the Result of Experience. The world's advance Is due only to the hopes, the plans, the progress nnd the work of living men and women who have tasted of the waters of life for themselves and know what it is to live and are determined that the rest of the world shall havo life mora abundantly. m., -i .! J-.-1 -jj. .,..4.,j a Helping the Heat and Ililk Supply (tipwiul Information Service, I'nlted States Department of Agriculture.) KEEP MILK BELOW FIFTY DEGREES. i if f "" I i i wv- "SJV Surface Cooler Over Which Milk Should Be Poured When Drawn, and the Tank for Keeping Can Cold. CONSERVE FOOD VALUE OF MILK Constantly Clean and Cold Is Formula for Making Best of This Product. SPOILED MILK VERY COSTLY Put L'xjttles In Refrigerator Minute After Milkman Leaves It at Door Every Dairy Utensil Should Be Thoroughly Cleaned. One quart of spoiled milk costs more thr.n 1.5 pounds of Ice. That for persons wh have to do with milk In small quantities con sumers. This for porsons who have to do with milk In large quantities producers : One ton-gallon can of spoiled milk costs more than a thousand pounds of ice. Kesldes, this fact for both classes: Milk Is mighty good human food and lee isn't food nt nil. There is no possible argument in favor of wastlrg Ice, as there is no possible? argument In favor of wasting anything. The creation of Ice con sumes coal anA ammonia nnd other things needed toward winning the war. Hut there Is the best possible argument In favor of making the best possible ufo of whntever ico Is used nnd, since milk is probably the most important human food, taking Into consideration all classes of people from Infant to the aged, there Is every argument, not necessarily for using more Ice In con nection with it, but for using a good deal more care In seeing that the milk never gets very far from the ice from the moment it is drawn from the cow to the moment it enters the human gullet. Spare the ice, but do not spare it at the expense of the milk. Much Milk Lost. Every summer multiplied thousands of gallons of milk are lost poured Into nink and sewer and run with the rivers to the sea because people are not careful enough about bringing the bot tle in to the refrigerator immediately after the milkman leaves it at the door. Milk should be kept always at a lower temperature than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Assuming that the man who milked the cow, the man who bot tled the milk, and the man who made the delivery nil did their part, all their effort is likely to be thrown away if the bottle is left on a hot doorstep for an hour, or even half an hour. Get the milk on the ice the minute after the milkman leaves it at the door. And some rather keen eyes are open to see to it that the dairyman does his part toward keeping the milk cool as it should be from the time it is milked until it Is delivered. With this article (s a picture of a milk cooler that the United States department of agricul ture recommends to nnd urges upon the dairyman. The coldest water obtainable iced water, preferably, but, in the absence of that, water di rect from a cold spring or well Is to he used in it and the milk, immediate ly after it Is drawn from the cow, Is to be poured over the cooler. From ten to fifteen gallons of cold water is passed through the cooler for every callou of milk cooled. The milk flows Blowly over the cooler and Is brought to within three degrees 0f the tempera ture of tho water. Iced Water for Milk. After that the milk should go Into cooling tank. The tan recom mended by the department of agricul ture Is made wltlt'a two-Inch layer of cork between two shells of four-Inch concrete. Three gallons of iced water Should be used for every gallon of milk Chat goes into the tank. All milk rhould remain in the tank until It is Live . i ocm After the sow has farrowed, it Is best for her to be in the open air. There has been much advocacy of self-feeders for use for growing pigs. A badly stunted pig or calf or colt seldom, If ever, Is brought to full size mntnriw. T 1 ' J! : : ' . i I i 1 i k.-- , 1 ready to ship, nnd It should be pro tected from heat during hauling with blankets or felt jackets. Every vessel that milk touches In any way cooler, cans, pnlls and bot tles should be sterilized nnd kept clean. Constantly clean and constantly cold. That is tbe formula for getting the full benefit of the milk supply. Even brief lapses from clennllness and cold cause the bacterial count to mul tiply and the milk to deteriorate. imimiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii p PORK PRODUCTION HINTS. E A large, raw-boned sow, hnv- 5 5 Ing plenty of capacity and size, 5 E but lacking in femininity and E s quality, Is one of the poorest In- E vestments a breeder can make, E for her pigs will be slow to de- E velop, hard to fatten, and lack- S E Ing both in number and In unl- E formlty. E E Tho modern hog is a highly E E specialized nnd efficient machine E E for the conversion of grain nnd E E roughage into edible moat, but S to obtain the greatest efficiency, E to make tbe most pork from a E given amount of feed, to make E the best pork, nnd to make thut E pork most economically, the ma- s E chine must be kept running to E E capacity from birth to the time E E of marketing. Nothing is more E S Important than this factor. E E Slightly more rapid and eeo- E E nomical gains in fattening hogs E 5 are made by using a self-feeder E than can be obtained by the best E E of hand feeding. Clennllness and rational meth- ' z. eds of management are relied 5 upon by thousands of hog rais- E ers to keep their herds in health E 5 and vigor. They are the marks E S of the good farmer and success- E 5 ful hog breeder. E mmnmmiiiimmimimmiiimmiiiiH What Cow-Testing Showed. The average production of all dairy cows in the United States is 100 pounds of butterfat a year, according to estimates. The average production of all cows in 40 cow-festlng associa tions studied by investigations of the United States department of agricul ture was 247 pounds a year. Careful tabulations of the records of the 40 as sociations show that a production of 100 pounds of butterfat a year gave an Income of $23 over cost of feed, while the average income over cost of feed for all the cows in these associations was $47, or a little more than twice as much. Undoubtedly the dairymen who join cow-testing associations ure more pro gressive than the average, nnd own cows and farms that are much above the average, but the fine showing made by association cows should be credit ed, in large measure, to association work. Certainly the cow-testing asso- clntlons return many dollars more than they cost. It is encouraging also to know that the cow-testing association records indicate that the large-producing dairy cows are the least affected by the Increased cost of feeds. There fore, every dairyman should aim to keep them where they will continue the economical production of human food. Economical production can be obtained not only through careful se lection of dairy cattle, but through In telligent breeding and skillful feeding. Sheep on Every Farm. That peaceful flock of sheep Which ought to be on every farm Is a powerful war machine. Wool for the soldiers. Meat to feed us. Are your weeds just a nutsnnce. Or are you and some sheep turning them Into uniforms? A flock on every farm. United States Department of Agriculture. The value of a good clover pasture for young pigs should not be over looked by hog raisers. Green pasture is very Important where one has sows to farrow. Farm animals must be comfortable In order that they do as well as pos sible. Pigs infested with lice and worms make slow gains and are not at all hardy. Hogs are grown at a loss when fed com alone. Give them one-fourth ot a feed of corn each day. .1 , if : Sleeve Style Is Matter of Choice New York. The weather prophets and tbe fashion prophets do not go through life band lu bund. There Is no cordlullty between them, It would peem, judging from the wuy In which they oppose ench other, observes a loading fashion writer. You may have noticed this situation In Home slight measure, as un observ er on the side linos, curing more about the statu of the wonthor than the state of fuslilons; but those who must deal with tho latter us a dully Issue, nnd must try to conform the mil put of fiiKhloiis with the output of the sky, deplore the separation. The utter audacity that women bnve shown sluoe the liogliuilng of time in regard to the nipi'loos of the weather Is a part of the history of -the civili zation of man. To return to that fig leuf : It was probably the only time in history when the climate wus mot with the right sort of costume. Since then, tho world of women bus gone on tho path that suggests obstinacy. Take, ns un example of, the pervers ity of tho present moment, the Incom ing fashion of 5-lnoh sleeves at a time when kid gloves are difficult to pay for. The women of today, we ure quite The sketch shows a cape of sand-colored silk cashmere lined with jade green crepe de chine. The high collar is edged with green silk, which also makes the long cravat. sure, have no idea of attempting tho methods of the directoiro by going about the streets with entirely bare arms. Josephine, the empress ot the French, may have believed that the short sleeve was correct for her time; but this is a workday world, full of the rush and Impetus of activity and open-air netivity at that. We might have a chance of looking like a group let loose from a boiler factory at mid duy in August, If we rushed about the streets with our athletic and slightly red arms protruding from 5-inch capes, without sleeves. Ideas in New Sleeves. One feels, in running full tilt against the tidal wave of new sleeves, the utter futility of trying to describe even the best of them. One would think that the world hnd gone quite mad over arm coverings. Possibly it is true that the French and American designers, realizing that they could not Introduce anything especially brilliant or novel NEW COLOR TRIMMED GLOVES Touches in Wee Tucks of a Different Tint Add to Summer Gloves of Heavy Silk. The embroidered gloves and tbe new color trimmed gloves are so popular thut it is difficult to keep a sufficient supply to meet the demand. Through out France families for four or more generations keep on making gloves as a business, passing it on from genera tion to generation. While this has resulted In the French glove being the best made and often the most original in design, it is significant to note that the really prac tical heavy glove for universal need is rarely made in France. Such gloves come from England. As to the new summer glove, the heaviest quality of silk bus added touches In wee tucks, sometimes of a color different from the main glove. Sometimes there Is a very narrow plaiting about the top of the glove. Nothing will replace the white chamoi sette for general wear. It is so prac tical for every purpose that it will Some Skirts of Fragile Fabrics. Skirts that are just skirts, aud not a part of u dress or suit, have rapidly undergone advancement from prosaic, commonplace adjuncts of the ward robe to n position of essential Impor tance. This progressive state of af fairs is traceable to the greater inter est in outdoor sports to the actual athletic tendency of the modern girl or, nt least, to her real Interest in the sartorial side of such activities. Also to be classed with the practical models Is a skirt of cream trlcotine with a long apron panel which is slashed up tbe center and has the sides turned back to form deep and very wide pockets. Black worsted embroideries ornament the pockets which, on occa sion, may hold tbe knitting yarn. Beads Are Popular. It is said that colored beads of all sorts and sizes are In unusually good demand. Local sellers report that they are more concerned with supplying the Increasing demand than they are with the problem of developing new busi ness. The growing popularity of the beaded handbag is said to be a very 1 f In the new costumery because of the lack of materials, put their genius to work In devising a vust variety of complex and stimulating minor details. In summing up the situation of to dny, one fools sorry for the woman who would try to keep up with the clilftlng knleldoscope of sleeve thut the designer hnve turned upon us. However, a comforting solution of this stiirtliiig si I mil I on Is thut every sleeve seems to be 111 fashion, and If ii woman becomes paralyzed from even regarding the over-production of now sprint; sleeves, she run merely go or. with the sleeve sho bus und feel thut she Is In part of the plcturo, If not in the forepart of It. Long Sleeves Fashionable. And to show you how cuprlclou fashion Is this your, the longer tbe sleeve the more fushlonuble It is; that N, If it starts out to be long in nn evening gown It may continue to the knees; giving the effect of extreme novelty. Those long evening sleeves are of tulle, und sometimes of fine vermicelli lace caught in some manner against the arm, so thut they will not full away from tho hand us it moves. This Is pure medievalism. There ure sleeves tukon from the Italian renaissance. Theso ure cut to Immense hell-shaped openings at three quarter length, rolled buck on them selves in a careless manner, and lined with Roman striped silk or with crepe do chine In a blazing color. There are pointed, bell-shaped sleeves which hang loose from a wide iirmhiile, gully faced at the lower edge, but hold taut by n tight-folded wrist- let thut spreads over the bund, after the manner uiade fashionable by the curly queens of Fruac. There Is u skin-tight sleeve or me diroctoire, which also flares over the band and sometimes has an ornate thumb-hole through which that finger Is thrust. There ure sleeves for the street that are formed of wrinkled cloth, that roach from the knuckles of the hand to Rare like a gauntlet well above the elbow, leaving Just enough space be tween the edge and the shoulder to show the cup sleeve of another color und fabric. Capes Are Numerous. There are us many capes us sleeves this season. Even if you are indif ferent to now clothes you cuunot es cape these two features. There is no reason for your wanting to avoid them, for they cut many a Gnrdiun knot. The cape covers much ; the new sleeves re doom much. The top cont is only admissible to day when It Is a double first cousin to the cape. If It ripples from the shoul der; if Its sleeves seem to be a part of that ripple, and if Us fastening down the front Is negligible, then the top coat is admitted Into the society of the best clothes. Otherwise, it must be barred. The cape rules rhe hour. It gives every woman with an attenuated cos tume, made according to the request of the government, a chunce to take to herself the grace of n butterfly. She disguises the luck of material in her frock by ripping out her cape and looking like some winged summer crea ture that has a right to the beauty und joy of life. No woman should try to escape the cape. If she Is stout she must nr range her garment in some way that will allow her to get this background of color and grace. There are severe capes nnd gay enpes, ornate capos and simple ones. It Is not necessary to make one choice, (Copyright, 1D1S, by the MeClure Newspa per Syndicate.) not soon lose the hold it lias gained in every woman's affections. Blue and Red. There Is in nil the new gowns a recurrence to the fashion of more than a quarter of a century ago In the use of navy blue and artillery rod in combination. Jenny is one of the French designers who bright ens a blue serge with a red belt and cravat nnd puts in a white linen vest to finish the patriotic coloring. Che rult uses a flat collar and revers of nrtillery red on a navy blue coat suit. Other designers use artillery red Rus sian blouses over navy blue gabardine skirts, with belt, collar, and cuffs on the blue. Red nnd blue bats are strik ingly featured In all the milliners' windows. For Your Table. Table covers are not all velvet and silk. Long, narrow ones of a coarse thread creamy crash are very much used. Embroidered In heavy silk In a conventioned flower design in yel low and green, black outlined nnd red centered they are most artistic. big contributing factor in the present large demand for beads. Formal and semiformal evening gowns are also being decorated profusely with bends mid spangles, it was pointed out by an authority in the bead trade, and busi ness from this source also has been heavy. Suede Belts. Suede Is a popular material for sep arate belts. These are shown In many widths, from very narrow ones, fas tening with brass or pearl buckles, to wide crush belts which slip through buckles of the suede. Some are orna mented with self or contrasted silk stitching, put on In vertical or hori zontal stripes. One style of tan suede belt comes with stripes of scarlet sou tache braid, either with a number of narrow stripes or two or three quite wide ones. Green nnd tan suede belts are mounted with stripes of black pat ent leather and some have, la addition, a fitted piece of blnck putent leather. Spanish Shawls Revived. A tremendous revival of Spanish shawls has sot In abroad.