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Bonhomme's Compliments By ALEC BRUCE .opy right, Win. by th MrClura Newapi par Bynuicata.j It uns annoying In business hours cry 11111x13 Ink, yes. M'sieur Houhommc could stand It no longer. True, lit- 1II1I not (In much business nflor live o'clock. lint wluit Hint to do with It? These young men did not. mean business, no! Their lime whs their own. Tilth, even Murle, Ids own beautiful, pcuchhloom Marie, hud hud enough. And enough is mm good us a least; her uiunner said so. Her tongue, ! More things limn tongues can scid; ! M'sieii rosi suddenly from his Ink splattered desl; and paced slowly ii mid down the dimly lighted aisle of his 0I1I furniture store. "Yes, it will end, now - - -tonight !" In muttered. "1 cannol stand It longer, These young men, young fools, I will pack lliem home, where tliey belong, My daughter Is my daughter, not plaything ! Her time, my time, Is vain hie." Ills big brown eves bla;'.ed oml you. Marie, thank you M'sieur, Ids hroad, clean o pinking distincily. "Kr I am not seen. I suppose not be In the way, my tiously. "I'n 1 her !" A door opened in the clumsy tapestry frame svi nlng the Utile living rooms behind, and 11 girl 1all and darkly handsome, a little pn twenty. perhaps, with u humorous and lever expression, helmed on him out of liquid wells of blue. "Father," she repealed. "Mr. Moorson Is coming II' he 1 think lie is coming lien again." "Thank stammered shaven l';n- and If if that I will dear?" "Oh, no. father, no I" she lunched "hut niiike yourself heard up ill tin pillory. Walk about a lif.ll', tumble snmcDiing. yes. Then I call say 'Mush. Mr. Moorson; someone is tak ing stock lip there.' 1 11 I111 :" She laughed a nervous little laugh. "My dear." whispered her father Im pressivel.v. "of course you know that 1 do not or desire in listen. The sweet things tliese young men say are not for ears like mine. Ah, I doubt not that I have heard them once or Swioe already, yes." 1 ins time a low, musical lunch rip pled throuch the lone oblong hall, and echoed from the pillories above. "Mon ami." she murmured archly, "the sweet things these young men say, now, are perhaps just a little dif lerent trom the things young men said oh, some twenty years ago, when the little mother heard you speak them, hey? And so, perhaps you might desire' "My dear." Bonhninino Interrupted with a smile. "I bear footsteps! Never fear. I will walk about in the gallery, or I will cough, maybe." Ting. ting. "Ah, your visitor." Ma'amselle hurried forward with 11 laugh. Click ! The big swing doors opened wide and a woll-sot-up. muscular young man met her with a smile that only half explained the meaning of ids presence. "Your father is out, I sup pose?" he whispered, glancing up the aisle. M'sieur, fat and breathless, had taken advantage of the greetings to tiptoe up the spiral slairway. "Huh, your father Is out?" he wheezed wrathfully. "Listen to faint heart rind " P.tit he did not hear the fair lady's reply. Hah ! At gallery No. 1 he slopped for a moment and viewed with regret the many dust-covered tables near the door. If niadame were only here! Hush! He could hear, bill could not see his daughter and Mr. Moorson now. They had sealed themselves on a rose-colored divan on the aisle, behind a row of wardrobes. The young man chose the spot with much persuasion. M'sieur heard him : "Hull, I w ill go higher up. young man. higher up, where I can get a bird's-eye view," lie panted. Whew ! Asthma und climb ing do not agree, and gallery No. ' was so high up. It contained the bed ding, all the soft goods and M'sieur collapsed on a pile of cushions. Oh. la. la ! be was too high up to hear even a snatch of conversation, but lie could see. And the young man was bending so close to Ma'amselle. His speech, his actions, net rayed the feverish anxiety of his mind, nnd Ma'amselle had turned her crimson face away. Suddenly Mr. Moorson seized her band. She drew it away. Mon Dieu ! The psychological mo ment surely? M'sieur looked about for something to drop, something that would make 11 noise, but there was nothing big. nothing hard. Hark! Loud footsteps sounded on tiie tiling outside. Mr. Moorson Jumped to Id fet. Ua'unmelle ulno, and evldeutly lit the yoiiug man's ur gent solicitation, she threw open the mirrored door of the most convenient word robe nnd pushed I1I111 In, "Uu!" M'sieur noted that wurdrobs well one, two, three, four, tlve Ave I In the mahogany row. "Ah hit I I will go down again to gallery number one," lie muttered, 11 vagii" disappoint ment discernible in Ids tone. "I did not hear one leelle word," The swing doors bumped, nnd M'sieur popped his head over the pol ished rail of gallery number one just us another young man, a tall, bottle shouldered blonde with a vibrant vole full of round, benignant uotcs, clasped ma'umselle's small white hand. "Marie," he cried M'sieur could hear every word "I am so glad to see you ; and you are alone? Ah, that In fortunate, for I have a secret to tell you tonight. Marie, I I love you. dear. No, no: do not forbid me. I must tell you " "Sh 0I1, Mr. Corson." sho stam mered, glancing swiftly i:pward, "I I please do not tell me any any se crets tonight, please I " Marie, my Marie," he Insisted, lay ing a large, hony hand on her small, trembling one, "one kiss, dear, Just one, he pleaded, his strong arm steal ing around her slender waist. "Xo, no, Mr. Corson, no!" Hang! The full-blown decorated lobe of an ai)li(tiiiled lamp splintered on the gallery lloor and glittered lu frosty powder on a crimson mat. "Who ho was thai?" demanded Mr. Corson, catching his breath and (Uiekiy withdrawing bis arm. "What? you father iui-breaklng stock I I thought that be was out!" "Hush bush !" Again footsteps sounded on the til ing outside and M'sieur began to de cern! the spiral slairway behind. Mr. Corson Jumped to his feet: Hide inc. Marie, hide me ! Some- ones coming both ways. I I would ather not lie seen." "Quick, then, in here!" she breathed. throwing open the door of a tine ward robe Just opposite tin? flflh mahogany piece. Click ! Ha!" M'sieur saw Mr. Corson's routtalls disappear. "One, two, three, four," he counted carefully, and as he passed up the aisle to meet the portly newcomer shaking hands with Ma'amselle at the door, be turned two keys, in the mahogany and mission rows, and dropped lliem in his pocket. I Ha, Mister Barron, good after- 1 noon, good afternoon: 011 are well, I yes? And .Mrs. Harron ? Ah, that Is ; good! Something er this after-' noon, perhaps?" 1 Mr. Harron was M'sieur's best cus tomer. 1'urchuslng agent for a much larger furniture store, when his firm 1111 out of any particular piece desired at once, Bonhomme. if he could sup ply, always got the order. Ah, good afternoon, M'sieur, good ifternoon !" responded Mr. Barron loudly. "Yes. sir, I want two ward robes, in a hurry. Send them out In our wagon; it s at your door now. A mahogany one for er take a note of them! Heady?" He glanced at the notebook in Ids hand "Mr. James Moorson, 111 Cookson avenue. You know the gentleman's son, I think. I've seen him here." "Ha, ha !" .M'sieur chuckled. Mr. Harron looked curiously over his spectacles. "Kb? and one for Mr. Arthur Corson, 1." Marion terrace. Perhaps you know young Corson, also? Ha, ha!" I In. ha!" echoed M'sieur. . And I waul bolh in model A, Bon- hommie, remember. Ah, you have a row of each. I see. Weil, don't fail me. Gel 'em home at once. My men are at your service. ;ood day, I'm off. Busy as bees down our way." (iood day. sir. good day," smilingly M'sieur bowed his patron out, and ignulled the men 10 come In. They were big strong lellows both of them. Hut when the wardrobes were loaded mil roiied, they came back to the store. "Yes?" queried Bonhomme with arching brows. "A drink of water, If you please. FRENCH ARMY ADOPTS BASEBALL FOR TRAINING WITH EVERS AS INSTRUCTOR ! HURLER CY SEYMOUR WORKS IN SHIPYARD VA VsyK frn2tfg&k lit ZJ&y mil it ' & Former Star of National League Tells of His Experience. WATCHING A GAME IN FRANCE EVERS IN INSERT. Paschal I playing Is In become a regular part of (he physical training of Hie French army as a result of reports made by French officers on what they :ad seen of the effects of baseball on the American army. The reports led the ministry of war to issue an order recommending the adoption of baseball In the French army. Cciii'rnl Yhial vent Capl. (!. Forbes, an American oflieer attached to his staff, to the headiUarters of the Knights of Columbus with n reipiest that John F.vors, the former American baseball star, bo sent lo his Corp to instruct the soldiers in the American ni'tioual game. The request was gj-anleii and F.vers will go to the French camps with fwo assistants and equipment provided by the Knights of Columbus. lie will remain a fortnight, al'ler which Ids assistants will continue the Instruction. JOHNNY OVERTON IS KILLED Famous Yale Athlete Fall in Battle Wth Huns on Wect Front Best Long-Distance Runner. J. M. Overton of Nashville. Tenn., has received a letter announcing that bis son. I.ii'ul. John V. Overton, fa mous as a Yule athlete, was killed in the battle of the Maine on July The news came in a loiter from a friend who said he helped bury Over ton on the battlefield. Lieutenant Overton was known In the college athletic world as "Johnny Overton" and was prominent In the I CIGARETTES HIS PET AVERSION Late Lamented Jake Bcckley Could Not Tolerate "Coffin Nails" One Player Resentful. The late .lake Hockley had a great aversion 10 cigarettes and as a minor league inunager he put a strict ban on them. Sometimes his players would slip behind the bench during a game take a puff on the sly, but Jake a keen sense of smell and could the violators of the rule, and was 1 heir portion when found two-mil Soon sir?" "Certainly," mumbled M'sieur, turn ing his face away. "Oh, Murie, Horn' water! som' water, tip front here! Ah, and the keys. I forgot the keys," he muttered when the men followed ma'amselle away, "and these men can deliver them with the goods, yes." He hurried to his desk and drew out two business curds. "With Boa homnie's compliments," he wrote on each, and placed them with the little gilded keys in their respective en velopes. "Oh. father," pouted ma'amselle when the door closed, "these young men. 0I1, these young men, they are such troubles. Oh. I do not want them, and they are here, yet. What shall I do?" "11a. ha, hu ! non, non, my dear," laughed M'sieur, "they are not here I You make one beeg mistake. These young men will not trouble you again. They have gone home to their fathers willi the compliments of Bonhomme, yes ! Ha, ha !" after V'.!'g f If ti-' ( f e " Vi i - - - j Lz feMi) W(rn Nwitp.ipr tjnlorl j and bad spot woe out. In Ids days as an umiiire Juki' still haled cigarettes. On one occasion he noted the telltale stains on a player's linger and delayed the game while he delivered the player a lecture as he came to bat. The player was rather resentful of Juke's well-meant, advice .-no I made some smart remark for which Jake got even. The player made ready for the pilch. Il was w ide and high. "Slrlke one." bellowed Beckley. The next one was almost a wild pilch, but Beckley shouted, "Strike lull." The third pitch was even worse, lull Beckley culled out, "Strike three." Then as the hatter turned In angry protest, Jake howled at him : "No use for you to lie kickiu', for it won't do you any good, i loid ;oii cigarettes would gel. your batliu' eye." Willing Hereafter to Consider Playing Baseball as Summer Vacation Pulled 11,234,452 Nuts Tight In One Day. Since all our baseball players bo tween 1 he ages of twenly-one and thir-ly-one are to go to work, we fake ito light in presenting the experience o Cy Seymour, former (llanl, former stat of (he big league and former leudlns hitter of baseball, writes Hugh S. Fill lerlon in an exchange, t'y has been working In a shipyard. Some of tin players Imagine that working In a ship yard is a bed of roses scented with myrrh. Listen to Cy : "Say. I never worked a day in my life. They told me it was soft. Soft: Say, I've lived through a hundred spring (raining t rips. 1 have been sore and worked 11 out. Hut not: like tills. The llrsl three days I fell more hump-hacked 1I11111 any mascot we ever had. I ached like a bono bruise from head to foot. "Can you Imagine a ball player get ling up at 5:!!0, riding a dozen miles and Iheu being handed a monkey wrench? They put me to work tight ening up nuts that no one else was strong enough lo lighten. I pulled 11, 'SMA'C nuts fight in one day. That night I looked like one of Mnrdccni Brown's curves, bent right in the mid dle. "I never laid worked a day In my life. I was strong enough and will ing enough, but I went through nine spring training seasons in one week. I'm no qulller, I'll stick to it; but a fellow isn't much good when ho is bent double. Bui condition; man, I used to think I was in condition when I could run the bases without getting winded. Now I can run half a day at fop speed and never feel It. I lost more weight, in the lirst IM hours in the ship yards than I did in a dozen years play ing baseball. Hereafter I'll consider pi. lying baseball a summer vacation. .Maybe it is Jusi us hard for a ship builder to play baseball as It is for a baseball player to build ships, but I doubt it. Anyhow, every nut in base-i ball ought to pull one 011 a ship, which j would help considerably. "if these fellows think they 11M dodging something by coining iulo the shipyards I'm due for a big laugh." LONG SKIRT IS IN LIMELIGHT New York. War necessity every where! Ingenuity expressed, there fore, In a thousand ways. Turning and twisting to find out how good results can he obtained through uncharted channels Is the effort of each Individ ual, the mass of shops, and the host of designers. This Is Hie summing up, writes a fashion authority, of the entire spirit as expressed In women's apparel. It It not a continontn! spirit; it Is a world spirit. It pervades lands where fighting is unknown; It rules In homes from which no lighters have gone and In which there has always been a se rene confidence in the ability to ar rive at: a comfortable conclusion. The old, easy method of dressing has vanished. Perliaps it Is gone for ever. It is a temptation to dip hack into (lie past and recount the episodic adventures and experiences through which women have gone when great wars devastated a country and used up lis raw materials. It Is not only the constitution that follows the flag; It Is women's apparel thut follows It for years al'ler the Hag has ceased to he a symbol of battle and remains only a symbol of patriot ism. All 1 1n greal wars have dell- WILL TAKE TEAM TO FRANCE Manager McGraw of New York Giants Has Made Arrangements to Play Baseball in France. It is announced that arrangement? have been completed for bringing un all-star baseball team from the United States tinder the supervision of John J. MeOruw to play through a season at. the American centers in France against a team selected from former LARRY LAJOIE WEAK AT BAT Edible Seaweeds. There are seaweeds which are good foods. The old folk in many P.ritisli coast districts will recall much that is useful on the subject once their mem ories are set 11-working. Those who live near the sen will certainly lie wise to utilize the food wealth that it casts ashore, though with seaweeds, as with land weeds, some trouble should be taken beforehand to be quite sure about the identification of specimens. A New Dodge. To a Natal Kaffir belongs the credit of inventing n labor-saving device for chimney cleaning. One of the col ony Journals says: "A native in Weenen had been asked to sweep a chimney, which be undertook to do. Later In was seen mounting the lad der he used for the purpose with a couple of fowls under Ids arm. These he allowed to flutter down the flue, tint the job was done. Able. "Would you say Hint he Is an able nianT" "Very. He's even able to mind )jg wn business." Peculiar Cause of Celibacy. Celibacy is almost unknown among the Mordvins. and when it does occur it is nearly always the result of a vow. especially In places where Russian In fluence is strong. Sometimes a girl Is not married in consequence of ir vow to a deity If hail, for Instance, has ruined the crops or some misfortune lias befallen the family. Such young women are termed the "wife of the hail king." Johnny Overton. the Fulled Slates entered the war he enlisted in the marine corps and was promoted to lieutenant. The letter received by Mr. Overtoil from one of his son's associates said: "On the morning of July J!) we went over the top. Johnny Overton was killed. J helped bury Overton in I he field." Overton was one of llie best long distance runners ever developed at Yale university and was captain of the truck learn. While a student ut the university Overton was twice win ner of the Intercollegiate cross coun try championship, defeating a big Held of competitors in 1W1." and aguln the following year. Overton ran second lo Poller of Cor nell in the two-mile championship run of 191" and finished third in the one inlle event a year later. Overton won a place on I he all-Ameriean track team at 1,000 yards in 1!10 when he was tlte record bolder for that distance. WHEN CHANCE GOT REAL MAD Bargain Day. "Four extra innings to' this game, my dear." "Without extra charge? I don't won der you men ure so fond of baseball." Louisville Courier-Journal. That Depends. "Few people can view philosophi cally a black outlook In their lives." "Oh, yes. they can, If it Is n load of coal coming." The battleships of today con In two shots discharge as great a weight of metul as an entire broadside of Nel son's greatest ship. Usually Stuttered Around at Fearful Rate and Couldn't Think of Any thing to Say. Frank Chance was a fluent and en trtaining talker and well Informed on many subjects, in ordinary conversa tion, but when he would get mad on the ball field he usually stuttered around at a fearful rale aid could not think of anything to say at; all when boiling. Once when inunager of fhe Cubs Frank had a run in with Hank O'Day over some decision or other. Chance was frothing at the mouih. He tried to talk, but couldn't co-ordinate his thoughts and his tongue. Finally In desperation the Cull's lead er walked up lo O'Day and blurted out: "Yon big hum. Why don't you go and clean your dirty teeth?" O'Duy wus furious for u minute, then the remark struck him as funny aud he had to turn his back to keep from showing Ids teeth, perfectly clean, in a smile. I Minneapolis Pitcher Makes Remark able Discovery That He Can't Hit Those Behind Him. Larry Lujoie's short stay in the American association resulted in I he discovery of his batting weakness, a secret that had remained unsolved for j the duration of Die slugger's long 1 eareer in the majors. It was a Mimic- j apolis pitcher who got. the dope on Larry, according to an umpire who 1 was telling President Hickey about it. , I hiring a game between Indianapolis j and the Millers, fids pitcher came to j the bench after an Inning and In a j matter-of-fact tone told his mates Dial: he had found Lajole's weakness. After the exclrwnent, had been quelled, during which every other pitcher had eagerly demanded Die solution of the mystery, the foremeutloned pitcher blandly remarked : "Pitch Die bull high and behind him." GRIDIRON STAR IS WOUNDED Ole Clarke of Purdue Confined to Base Hospital in France With Both Legs Injured. Cecil A. ("Ole") Clarke, former Purdue man and football star, Is con fined to n base hospital In France with wounds in both legs. Clarke is a member of Company C. First. Fnited States engineers. He was also on the Tuscaniu when it was torpedoed by a (ierinuii submarine, but escaped injuries. 'Iff 'itfri Va. ..--J t -SCSI'S?;; vL I The sketch shows a gown of heavy black satin, with a barrel effect ob tained in the skirt through width at the hips and narrowness at the hem, and the whole surface laid with flat tucks. The tight bodice finishes at the normal waistline with a narrow cravat belt. There is a fence collar of white organdie. The fluted hat is of black satin with a crown of ermine. nltely changed the course of women's clothes, although they may not have left upon them the lasting impres sions that wars have loft upon men's clothes. Tiie male portion of the world rarely thinks of tills fact that every garment he wears is almost directly I responsible to some explosion of inan j kind. Reverting to Pioneer Days. ! It is no simple, tiling lo sunnier down Main street today, drop Into a shop and buy any kind of galloon, braid, embroidery or other ornamens tal Ion for gowns. One finds that man ufiictured articles are becoming more und morv limited. Once upon u time litis world, which dearly loves a phrase, twisted and turned Die words "irreducible, mini mum" In fantastic ways to suit u va riety of meanings. This phrase was a sister in popularity to President Cleve land's famous "Irtnociious desuetude." Today the expression thut has super seded all others is "the elimination of noiiessenllals," and there are thou sands of women who will tell you that thai means both "irreducible mini mum" anil "Innocuous desuetude." It Is well for an extravagant continent Diat the Irreducible minimum can be arrived at through compulsion. Trimmed With Bits of Themselves. A report-of what women have done in devising ornamentation for their clothes would read us an Interesting lilt of war history. Out from D10 depths have come some of the orna mentations. The designers, however, have found that the best way to trim a gown Is with itself. There Is very 111 Me danger then of its becoming a patchwork quilt. Tucks have returned, therefore. They have been launched on Die new aiiutmn gowns as something of a nov elty. They are not pertiillled 111 wool en clonics, liecaiise the government asks us lo omit every inch of super fluous worsted material, hut we are omitting It by the yardage instead of the inch, ami are finding ourselves quite content with composition gowns that have only a dash of wool in iliejn, und often none at nil. A woman' depends on furs, capes and top coats for warmth. As for Die materials which are available today, they may lust through the winter. There is much talk of wearing satin, taffeta, pongee and va rious heavy Chinese silks throughout the cold weitther. making them com- portable for the open or for heat less j houses by the addition of warm 1111 j derwear and top coverings. The designers have banked heavily on Die usage of thin materials for next wilder . and therefore they have brought about this resurrected fash ion of trimming 11 gowu Willi itself, which is quite easily done when this material Is soft and pliable. When tucks are used they are ar ranged horizontally. They do not con fuse themselves with pleats, which are vertical. A few of the new skirts are tucked from the bone of the hips to Die hem, Die tucks touching each oth er and malic from an Inch to fwo inches wide. Sometimes this consti tutes the entire trimming of a gown. But when the skirt Is extru narrow af the hem the barrel effect is more striking than it has been for two years. Affecting the Waistline. There Is no possibility of reducing our waists to a small measurement. The planked-shad type which has pre- . vailed for eight years can wear its sashes where it ileases, but what about the thousands of other women, thin and stout, who have allowed their wulsts to broaden out info sculp tural measurements? These waists have muscles thut are strong and un pllable, and they will not be squeezed in by corsets. Therefore, only the willow type the slim, little, boneless youngster can pull In her waist nnd tie a sash around It with Impunity. One tiling is practically certain: If the tight, draped skirt brings back the normal waist, women will allow the straight line of their figures to con tinue, and they will merely drape the waist in its new, large measurements, without an attempt to make them selves uncomfortable. (Copyright, 1918, by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) Hank Gowdy. league players now in the army, undei the management of "Hank" Dowdy. Johnny Kvers, who recently arrived in I'aris, has come to an agreement on the subject with fSowdy. The games will be played for the entertainment of the American wounded. MISSING LIEUTENANT A STAR Arthur Whiton of Rochester, Minn., Classed as One of Best Ath letes of That City. First Lieut. Arthur L. Whiton of Rochester. Minn., reported missing afler an airplane buttle in France, was classed as one of the best athletes the cu.v ever mined our. ne played on Die Maenlester college football team at St. Paul and attended the first of ficers' school ut Fori Suelllng. ' STYLES IN OUR HEADGEAR I SKIRTS SHORT AND TIGHTER Both Large and Small Hats, Loaded or Unloaded With Trimming, Fashionable This Season. This is a season of wide diversity of Ideas in millinery. As a very suc cessful nnd well-known milliner re marked Ihe other day, "Any style that Is becoming Is fashionable tills fea son." You may wear big hats or little hats or hats of medium size, and they may lie of any fabric practical for millinery; and as for trimming there are models rather elaborately trimmed, simply trimmed models and huts al most entirely devoid of trimming. This Is indeed welcome news, and woe lo Die woman who does not have a becoming bat. She cannot blame it on the modes of tin; moment, but Upon her own lnck of judgment or care In the selection of this most Im portant detail of her wardrobe. FOOTBALL STAR AIR FIGHTER FOOTBALL NOT ROUGH SPORT Completely Recovered From Wound Received in Aerial Engagement Returns to Service. Alec Hewitt, crack end on Tad Jones' undefeated foolball eleven, turned out ut Exeler Academy Ihree years ago, who left his "home here be fore the United States entered Die war lo enlist in Die British flying corps, has completely recovered from a wound received in an aerial engage ment and. as a reward for his prowess us a flyer, lie has been assigned to one of the first-class British fighting planes. He has returned to active service nnd is believed to be on the front in Pleurdy. Raise Price of Bowling. The price of howling Is 15 cents a game In Milwaukee. Shellac has In creased In price, pins are seurce be cause of the scarcity of good hard wood, and spotting machines and parts of machines have advanced In price because of the raise In the price of steel. Those Who Know the Game Never Get Hurt, Says Jim Thorpe Indian Sincere in Assertion. Jim Thorpe, left fielder of the Diants, was discussing football with a friend one da.v;. Jim, it will be recalled, was an all-Ameriean halfback from Carlisle and one of the greatest of all times on Die gridiron. "But I always thought football was rough," suid Ids friend. "A man is lia ble to be seriously hurt at any time.'' "Hough?" exclaimed Thorpe in ge'nu ine nstonishment. "A man who really knows how to play fotball will never get hurt," and Jim was sincere In his remarks. George Krick Going to Italy. Oeorge W. Krick, former secretary of the Texas league and former bull player and newspaper writer, has been accepted by the X. M. C. A. for war welfare service nnd will be sent to Italy to promote baseball among the American nnd allied soldiers on that front. Use Furniture Fringe. They are trimming hats with furni ture fringe. Opaque Skirts in Demand. In spite of the revived interest in calico frocks and the swinging away from transpurentness in summer frocks there is still a demand for the contrivance that will render Die petti coat not transparent when the frorfc skirt Is of diaphanous texture. Last year pique skirls finished only with 11 neatly scalloped rulile were worn with transparent frocks, sometimes beneath the berufiled, lace-trlmined underskirt. Now what Is called a "dimmer" has been put on the market. It consists of two panels arranged on light elastics so that It will stay in place ut waist and hips and extend down to the an kles just far enough to give the de sired opaqueness w ithout , adding to the bulk of the lingerie. Latest Mandate From Goddess of Styles, According to Report Reaching New York. Skirts re to be at least three Inches shorter and much tighter this winter, writes a Now York correspondent. Tills Is the latest mandate of the goddess of style, and the news was brought to American women here by Miss Margaret Dreaker, foreign buyer for a prominent American firm, who arrived from France. "You can tell American women that styles for fall and winter call for skirts at least three inches shorter and much tighter," said Miss Dreaker. "Jackets arc to be shorter, and tighter, too. All designs look toward the conservation of cloth. Prevailing colors will be brown, green, navy blue and taupe." Effective Neckwear. There are some very smart new waistcoats of pongee embroidered with black or dark brown floss in coin dots big polka dots. These new bits of neckwear are very effective. blackheads, its use should always be followed by an application of much cold water und an ice rub whenever convenient. Never under any condi tions use hot water upon the complex ion before going into the outdoor air. Hot Water on Skin. It Is far preferable to remove the Just and dirt from the pores of the ckln by a good cold cream massage Mian by washing the face In hot water. As a matter of fact It Is better never to use extremely hot water on the face. If, however, it is found necesary to eiunloy it, as In the treatment of Interlined Silk Coats. Some very good-looking new fall coats have not a thread of wool In Dieir outer fabric. They ure made of heavy satin and are lined with bright-colored soft satin of equally substantial quality. Between the outer and Inner satin surfaces is a warm interlining, sometimes of flannel, some times of cotton batting. The lines of these conts are loose and graceful and sometimes 'u full collar adds to the comfort and smartness. Tarns of Straw and Velvet. Tain o shunters In one form or, an other are much shown in the millinery shops. Some of them are still of strnw, but there are others of panne velvet combined with ribbon, nnd of other fabrics, not excluding g-wgette. Felt tarns, too, nre shown In many colors, for country nnd seaside wear.