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CHAPTER XIV. CONTIMUKDl.
"Why, Kingman,- where have you
kept yourself all this while? Sit down,
sit down, and give an account of your
elf." Mr. Thomas parried this Impetuous
salutation and query with.- question
. of his own.
"An account of myself ?" he said,
laughing. "Perhaps you think my
time's my own. Did you never hear of
tuch a thing as a journalist being sent
out of town to do a given bit of work
for his paper, John Lamm?"
The detective nodded his head and
looked at Thomas In a quizzical sort
of a way. s
' "Oh, yes, Kingman. But they don't
generally take a man off a murder mys
tery case like this and send him out of
town on some chance affair; at least
they didn't do that when I knew the
office' routine. Got a new editor down
at your place?" . :
' "Nonsense, Lamm," answered Thom
as, "ffmergencles may arise at any
moment in a newspaper office. Ton
know that well enough. I was pulled'
off the ftorth case for a little while;
but they put me back again with lightning-like'
celerity, as you see, for here
I am. Now, what have you got to tell
xhe?"
. "First of all, Kingman," the detective
aid, tipped comfortably back in his
ha4r, "I want to tell you that I'm a
little surprised, to put it mildly, that
you should have let that young North
' girl give you the slip that night How
did it happen?"
"The fortune of war," rejoined
Thomas, for the moment quite inter
ested in the row of law books on the
ehelf above Mr. Lamm's deski "The
best of us get beaten sometimes aven
you. Of course, you have forgotten"
"I've forgotten nothing, Kingman,"
aid Mr. Lamm. "Let it pass. The
natter can't be helped. Of course I
-knew it wasn't your fault And now,
to another subject."
The defective consulted his little
memorandum book and took from its
leaves Stackhouse's letter.
"Never mind to whom It Is written,"
he said. "What do you think of it,
taken in connection with what we
know of this man Stackhouse?"
Thomas read the letter twice before
. svnsweiing.
"Looks as though there might be
ome conspiracy. I should like to
.know who this Marie really Is."
Mr, Lamm silently acquiesced in this
wisH, but he said nothing on that
int.
"We bave talked over our friend
Stackhouse considerably, Kingman,
first and last," he observed, '.'and I fan
cied we agreed pretty well for awhile."
"For awhile?" queried Kingman,
What do you mean?" .
"Peoplo change their minds some
times, and I have modified my first
opinions regarding the man," continued
Mr. Lamm, following the pattern of
the wall paper opposite his desk with
Us eye. "A decidedly abler -man Is
this Stackhouse than a good many
people give him the credit of being
abler than I thought at first. He is a
smart man a 'slick' man as they say
up in- New Hampshire. The way in
which he h&3 managed to keep North
A Stackhouse out of bankruptcy all
this while shows' that he has plenty
of nerve and a good deal of skill."
"Not much use without money,"
nan Mr. Thomas' sententious comment.
"You know what people say about it
Firm would have gone to smash long
ago if it hadn't been bolstered up,
Ana ail tne nnanciai ieuows mat i
nave talked with give the credit
ron
keeping the firm out of deep water tor
three months past to one man Rich
ard Fetrldge!"
"He's a; curious sort of character,
that Fetridga," said the detective, con
templatively. "My opinion is that
without his money he would amount
to but precious little."
"Yon wouldn't put him down as the
Napoleon of State street, then?" hint
ed Thomas. V.
"No,"-replied Mr. Lamm. "Why, the
man hasn't halt the ability of Thorn
tod Stackhouse. There is a queer
atreak in the fellow, and it shows itself
at every turn. Pig-headed enough, but
lacks balance. Really weak minded,
for all. his obstinacy la small things.
That's my judgment of the man. What
do you say about him?"
Mr. Thomas thought a moment
"Don't know him as you do, Lamm,
but it'seems to mo he must have some
good qualities, some little allllty, to
liave got on such a friendly footlug
with the Norths."
"Do you mean the old man, or the
woman?" - .
"Well, the family generally." :. '
"Qh, pshaw I Paul North only want
d to 'work' him for his money, and I
rather think you know that the girls
way have been la with the old gentle?
tii an in his laudable endeavor."
"Perhaps you've seen- aul heard
more about the Norths than I," he
aH, a little uncomfortably. "But ii
lldu't eeoro, to Die" ;
"Oh, the girla? Well, they may not
have tA much to do but t sml-
stwuiv on V"trlijre aa 1 lees llui "11
m
Vm Ann's traces,' continued tae de
tective. With a covert glance at hi
ally's face; "and, of course, this Fet
rldge was no fool to be caught by the
bare hook. He isn't possessed of any
great amount of brains, but his expe
rience in the business world makes up
for some of Ms natural shortcomings.
However, perhaps this failure will
bring out the facts about Stackhouse.
I hope so. It's a bad break, and a great
many people have gone down with
North & Stackhouse. But I think
Thornton Stackhouse himself has saved
nothing out of the crash."
"The Norths have gone under, of
course?"
"Yes. Not a dollar, so far as I can
see, will be left to them. There's no
telling, though, what those girls may
have managed to pick up and hide all
this while. That young creature, now,
who went off"
' "You mean Miss Stella?" There
was a dangerous look in Thomas' eyes;
"Certainly. She's a hardened little
baggage, I'll be bound. Why, man, she
was shrewd enough to throw you off
the scent, and a girl of IS who can
trick Kingman F. Thomas when he's
on the watch is an abnormally clever
sort of creature."
Mr. Thomas abruptly arose and
looked out of the little window.
"How-do you imagine she got away
from you, Kingman?" pursued Mr.
Lamm.
"A piece of bad luck," the reporter
returned, curtly. "We all have that
sort of happenings sometimes. I sup
pose the girl watched her chance and
stole away. Nothing very calculating
about that, It seems to me. It was her
good fortune."
"Just so, just so," assented Mr,
Lamm. "It's a sore spot with yon, old
fellow, eh? Well, never mind. We
know, of course, who the guilty party
is in this affair. Never mind Fetrldge
now. Flight 4s confession, and you can
take ample revenge by helping to bring
MR. LAMM PLACED HIMSELF BE
HIND A SHELTERING CHIMNEY,
CAUTIOUSLY PEERED INTO THE
WINDOWS OF THE NEIGHBORING
BUILDING.
that large-eyed maiden who gave you
the slip to justice. You see the point,
Kingman?"
"No, I don't." said Mr. Thomas,
turning upon the ingenious Mr. Lamm
in great heat. "What morbid state of
mind has come over you? What's the
matter with you that you go on maun
dering like this?"
"Maundering?" Mr. Lamm's "face
wore a look of cleverly assumed aston
ishment "Yes. Maundering is what I said,
and I meant it, too. Come! You don't
mean to look me in the face and tll
me that you think that a timid, shrink
ing girl like Stella North would ever
have the courage to murder her father,
even if she had the heart to do it?"
"But she ran away "
There .was a tell-tale' twitching at
the corners of the detective's mouth
despite his efforts to the contrary, ob
serving which Mr. Thomas gave a Hitle
start, pulled up his shirt collar, re
laxed his features, laughed, though
rather constrainedly, and clapped Mr.
Lamm on the shoulder.
"Have done with your 'kidding,' old
man,' he said. "I'm not one of the
central nm rrnwrt "
Mr. Lamm coughed behind his hand.
"You can't make me believe any of
your foolishness," continued the re
porter. "Now talk straight for a mo
ment Stackhouse or Fetrldge whom
shall I watch, now?"
"No use to try to cheat you, King
man," retorted Mr. Lamm, with an ex
pansive smile. "Well, In the present
uncertain state of affairs, both must be
watched. We ought to be here, both
of us, to look after matters; but I am
suddenly called away and this Is why
I am so glad you came in."
"Called away?"
"Yes; old Jobson, the clerk at North
tc Stackhouse, has just told me in bis
innocent way all about a certain suspi
cious character that occasionally came
to see North, and Uvea in New York.
I am going tp look the man up there,
and for a day or two you must watch
the Boston end for both of us."
Mr. Lamm, after advising Thomas
to' still watch Swampscott, and promis
ing to bring la a man or two to help
cover, .the city points, bade the report
er a friendly "good by" and went from
his office directly toward the Albany
station, t ,
But the protuberance on his valise,
which marked the sojourning place of
the very rigid hair brush whiten was
Mr. Lamm's constant traveling: com
panion, soon pointed north instead of
south. It was Mr. Thomas whom the
detective folioweS. Beelng him enter
t&a office of his newapuper, 61 f. Lamm
turned back, deposited hitt valise in his
otitco, and betook himself to Court
square. ,
"iiawk, how aio youf
.J?!' JQQI
Qmba ED
Thus hailed the detective a tall, well-
built, well-dressed young man who was
crossing the pavement at a brisk pace.
"Hello, Lamm, how goes every
thing?" the reporter said.
"Quietly, quietly. How are the boys
In the Globe office? I hardly ever see
them nowadays, not even Kingman,
whom I used to run across so often."
"Kingman?" said Mr. Nowak. "OhJ
ne busy on tne North mystery.
Doesn't do anything else. Has his own
time, and flits in and out of the office
at all sorts of odd hours. Sometimes
he's in a dozen times a day. And then,
again, the editor may not see him for
24 hours or more. But Kingman is a
privileged character, you know. He
never wastes his time when he is on a
Job."
Mr. Lamm nodded his head emphat
ically. "You're right, Nowak. The
word shirk is not in Kingman F.
Thomas' vocabulary. You are quite
positive that he has not had any other
work but the North case?"
"Oh, sure. They wouldn't take nlm
off of ft under any circumstances, now,
when the facts are liable to come out
any hour."
"I hope he Isn't wasting his time
and energy. It's a queer case, isn't
it?"
"Deuced queer." "
With a friendly hand-grasp the two
parted. Mr. Lamm proceeding to a
drug store close at hand, consulted the
chained directory, and found in a
minute a certain address desired.
Boarding a car, he Journeyed south
ward. Where the streets began to show bits
of garden in front of the houses, and
every brick wall was not a party wall,
Mr. Lamm alighted, and walked up a
pleasant-looking avenue.
A new apartment house, not far from
the corner, appeared to have particular
interest for John Lamm. In its neigh
borhood, indeed, he passed the -better
part of an hour.- Without apparent
effort, Mr. Lamm entered into an easy
conversation with several people there
and thereabouts, and, as a result there
of, there was a sudden transfer of es
pecial Interest from the family hotel
to the building next door.
Mr. Molon's modest dwelling was by
no means equal in height to its neigh
bor. But its graveled roof, neverthe
less, offered certain facilities that the
detective greatly desired. A brief col
loquy was all that proved necessary
to gain the desired permission.
Once upon the roof, Mr. Lamm placed
himself behind 'a sheltering chimney,
and cautiously peered into the win
dows of the neighboring building that
overlooked the place.
All the curtains weie up, and the
light, streaming cheerfully into what
was evidently a sitting-room, brought
Into relief the face of a motherly-look
ing old lady, busied with her knitting.
Presently she looked up; and soon
the sight of another face rewarded
John Lamm's watch. It was the face
of a short, rather thick-set young man,
whose dark-brown, kindly eyes had
looked into his own not many hours
before.
The detective noted them carefully
as they stood talking together earnest
ly. He saw them turn quickly, and as
the rays of the setting sun shone
through the glass, another form came
into full view.
It was a woman's figure.
John Lamm looked with all his eyes,
There was no mistake; nj room for er
ror. It was as he thought and hoped,
and a smile of absolute satisfaction
played about his lips unconsciously.
Suddenly he drew back. The thick
set young man in the room opposite
was just turning around. Before he
could peer out of the window, in his
turn, the form was out of view. When
the sidelong glance was next directed
outwards th'j blinds were drawn ovei
the tell-tale window. But the precau
tion came too late. The next moment
Lamm found his way down the stairs
thanked Mr. Molon behind the counter
kindly for his courtesy, walked up the
street and took a car citywards.
"Ah, my black-haired friend," ho
thought, exultingly, "a very clever
scheme of yours. But walls have eyes
for John Lamm once in awhile, King
man, and though you've kept your se
cret well from the crowd, you couldn't
conceal it from your partner. Wnat
would Applebee say, what would Stack
house say, for that matter, if they
knew that. Kingman F. Thomas had a
pretty guest, none other than the
strangely missing Stella North?"
CHAPTER XV.
THK THING HAS A DARK LOOK.
uome in, Kingman. You are
prompt. I'm obliged to you."
Wednesday morning, and Detective
Lamm at 'the threshold of his office
was welcoming his friend, the reporter.
"Yes," said Thomas, unaware of the
peculiar expression with which his as
sociate regarded him. "Your note, left
at the office, seemed to be urgent."
".You are right. It was urgent Sit
down;"
John Lamm locked the door and put
the key fn his pocket And standing
with hls'back against it, said, serious
ly; - "Thomas, I have always considered
you as an excellent detective. I haVe
changed my mind." ": ,
"Well, what now?" asked Thomas,
uneasily, glaucing keenly at his friend,
and thereafter avoiding his gaze.
"This," said Lamm, measuring hU
words; "the man who allows himself
to be side-tracked in an Important case
by a pretty face and a pair of blue
eyes has a cardinal weakness that
sooner or later is sure to tell against
him In business."
Thomas started, flushed, . but eon
trolled himself. ,
"Did you go clear to New York to
find that out?" 1
"I have not been to New York," said
Lamm, quietly. "I hav been here In
Boston, bard at work upon the latest
and uoKt curious feature of the North
"Come," mVj Thomas, desperately,
"say what rod mean. Don't talk Iq
riddles."
"I mean that I know all about it,
Thomas. I know that Kingman F.
Thomas, who has done in his day as
excellent detective work as anybody in
the state, has at last fallen Into the
snare of the siren, and forgotten hli
duty. In other words, he is In love
with one of the principals. Instead of
arresting her he guards her. While
the police are searching; everywhere
for her, he has her secretly hidden in
his own house, right under their very
noses, tfod comes to his best friend
with a coolness that might (If he were
a little less wary) bave ruined his
work on the case."
"John, yoa presume on your friend
ship," said Thomas, hotly. He had
been nervously fingering his watch
charm, and alternating between white
and red, throughout Lamm's quiet
speech but he now started up and
faced the detective squarely. "You
have no right to assume that there la
any sentiment in the matter. You go
too far when yon charge' me with let
ting my personal feelings run away
with my sense of duty. You don't
know what my object was is."
"Ah, but pardon me, Kingman; I as
sume that I do. If it had beon In the
ordinary course of your professional
business, you would have come to me
with It for advice or assistance, just
as you have always done when we have
associated ourselves on a case before.
There i3 only one reason why you
didn't come; you were more than
afraid that I would never approve of
so rash a proceeding on your part, and
you were resolved upon taking the step
at all hazards. In other words, King
man, you were a little ashamed."
Thomas had regained control of him
self. He drew himself up.
To Be Continued.)
IMPORTANCE OF CARBON.
Without It or Its Equivalent W
Would Be Without the
Arc-Light
The electric arc-light, as now so com
moniy used is produced by the pass
age of a powerful electric current be
tween the slightly separated ends of a
pair of carbon rods, or "carbons,"
about 12 inches long and from three-
eighths to one-half Inch in diameter,
placed vertically end to end in the
lamp, writes Charles F. Brush, in "Ths
Arc-Light," in Century. The lamp
mechanism Is so constructed that when
no current Is passing, the upper car
bon, which is always made the posi
tive one, rests upon the lower by the
action of gravity; but as. soon as the
electric current Is established, the
carbons are automatically separated
about an eighth of an Inch, thus form
ing a gap of high resistance in the
electric circuit, across which the cur
rent is forced, resulting in tne pro
duction of intense heat The ends of
the carbons are quickly heated to bril
liant incandescence, and by the burn
ing action of the air are maintained
in the form of blunt points. As the
carbons burn away, the lamp mechan
ism feeds the upper one downward
just fast enough to maintain the prop
er separation.
The carbons are not heated equally,
the upper, or positive one, being much
more the hottest. A small cup-shaped
cavity,' or "crater," ordinarily less than
an eighth of an inch in diameter, is
formed in its end, the glowing concave
surface of which emits the greater pari
of tko total light. In lights of the usual
size, something like half a horso-power
of energy is concentrated in this little
crater, and Its temperature Is limited
only by the vaporization of the carbon
Carbon being the most refrac'.ory sub
stance known, the temperature of the
crater is the highest yet produced arti
ficially, and ranks next to that of the
sun. It Is fortunate that nature, has
provided us with such a substance as car
bon, combining, as It does, the highest
resistance to heat with the necessary
electrical conductivity. Without car
bon, or an equivalent and none Is
known we could have no arc-light.
An Ungrateful Servant.
The entire Sampson family were
thrifty, and as the boasted, "forehand
ed" in all the matters of this world
They were eminently sane and practical,
and had small understanding of the na
tures of people who, as they said, "gave
way to sentiment."
"Has our old Jane actually left us after
all these years?" said Grandma Samp
son, repeating the words of an old friend
who had come to pay a visit. "Yes, she's
gone to a flighty young couple over in
Nashua. I think perhaps she was get
ting too old for our work, but I did think
she'd stay after the inducement I offered
her.
- "I said to her one day, when Bhe com
plained of feeling tired, 'Jane, if you
stay with us until I die I will leave or
ders that when you go you are to be put
in our family lot; and if you die first I
will see to it myself.'
"If you'll believe me, Jane began to
cry, and the next day she told Charlie's
wife that it made her feel so lonesome
to look at me she couldn't stand it!"
Youth's Companion.
Wife (angrily) I expected you two
v . wh.M ti.vi vmi Wn nrivl
UUU1B obu. u.w im - --
Husband At the club. Somehow,
got. into a dispute with Jinks, ard
and wif. MmntttlAntlvW Well?
Husband Oh. I did him up all rignt
t vmtan)A(t there wasn't a woman
with a decent temper in all the world.
and 1 said I anew one wun me temper
of an angel, is it necessary to aau, iear(
I meant you? Brooklyn Life.
Defined. .
Freddie What's a diy goods store,
dad! '.
Dad Oh. that's enlace where ibe aril
pommrnovt!. Tfct little fUaiw,
"LITTLE PITCHERS"
GROWN-UPS OFTEN UNWISB IN
TALK BEFORE CHILDREN.
"Little Pitchers Have Big Ears" and
Parents Should Be Careful About
Discussing Neighbors in Their
Hearing Object Lessons In Lying
The Incompetent Nurse Bur
dens Upon Childish Hinds Copy
lng Parents' Faults.
BY MARGARET- K. 8ANG3TER.
(Copyright, 1S08, by Joaeph B. Bowles.)
Nothing stamps a home more surety
as sweet and refined than entire confi
dence between parents and children.
Still, in every household matters come
up which should not be discussed in
the presence of Juniors. This is espe
cially true when, as spmetlmes hap
pens, the older ones are talking over
questions that concern outsiders, either
neighbors or friends. If, unfortunate
ly, something comes to light about a
family in the community, which that
family would naturally prefer to keep
to itself, it. is to the last degree un
kind as well as unwise to make any
allusion to the subject in the hearing
of children. The difference between
children, so far as curiosity is con
cerned, is very marked. An inquisitive
child who is also secretive, will linger
about, quietly observant, hanging
eagerly on the conversation of father
and mother, only half understanding
what she hears, and perhaps without
knowing the extent of the mischief
she makes, will repeat scraps that she
has heard to the undoing of the pa
rents. No one can be other than mor
tified If her friends are told things
that she has said at home, which were
never meant for the public ear.
The little pitcher is often a little
critic. One of these children said to
me: "I cannot understand mother.
She saw Mrs. coming down the
street, and she said to Aunt Charlotte:
There is that old cat I am afraid she
is coming here. She always chooses
the most Inconvenient time, and I can't
bear her anyway.' "I expected," went
on the child, "to see her treat Mrs.
very coldly, but she was just as
polite as she could be. She said
'Dear Mrs. , how glad I am to see
you,' and a great deal more. If I tell
stories, I am punished. But what can
I think of mother?"
What, indeed? If you are going to
be a social hypocrite you would better
keep your little pitchers in the nursery
out of sight and hearing of your de
ceit. All the precept in the world will
not make children truthful if they have
object lessons In lying set before their
eyes.
Not a great while ago, a beautiful
golden-haired little boy, scarcely four,
startled his mother by calmly uttering
an oath In the middle of his play
"Why, Harry!" exclaimed the mother,
in dismay. "Where did you hear such
a word? Do you not know that It is
very, very wicked to use such words
as that?"
"Why," said the child, with lfbnest
eyes fixed on her face, "It can't be so
very wrong. Father and Uncle Fred
often speak In that way."
t-i.ildren are creatures of Imitation,
The words they hear they repeat.
Evil is not evolved from the recesses
of tbelr own hearts. It comas upon
them as part of the stain and soil of
the world in which they live.
A great deal of harm is done to chil
dren when they are left in the care
of irresponsible and incompetent hire-
lings. A mother careful of every
breath her child draws, sometimes
seeks for it a nurse who is foreign-
bom, with the very laudable desire' to
accustom the child's ear and tongue
to French, or German, or Italian, so that
it may acquire the other language side
by side with its native English. Un
less the mother obtains for the child
a nurse who is pure-minded and suffi
ciently well educated to speak her own
tongue with precision, she may be do
ing the child a great Injury. It Is no
advantage to Infancy to learn a cor
rupt and barbarous patois, Instead of
a pure and elegant language. If, In ad
dition, the nurse be rough and untu
tored, and without scruples of a con
sclentlous order, the little pitcher will
very probably be filled to the brim
with ideas and thoughts that are any
thing but clean and wholesome.
The imperative cry of childhood Is
for something to do. Therefore, so
soon as the little one emerges from
the dawning mists of babyhood and be
comes an independent personage, with
exp.ctlons and demands that are to be
met, the kindergarten should open for
it a new world. In the' multiform
plays and tasks of the kindergarten,
with the little tables where clay may
be molded and beads may be strung,
and patterns pricked Into paper with
pins, a child steps into a fascinating
realm of Its own. Children who are
carefully taught in a kindergarten and
who are allowed plenty of time for
outdoor play, who are healthfully ac
tive all day and who go to bed early
at night, are not in much danger of
becoming objectionable little pitchers.
For the children's own sake, they
should not too early have burdens laid
upon them that they cannot bear. A
woman who has children of her own
told me that when she was a little
thing of six she was in the room when
her parents were somewhat exercised
over the payment of a large bill. "1
have absolutely no money to meet it,"
declared the father. For days there
after 'he child shuddered whenever
aha saw a strange man turn in at the
?ale, and she was afraid that some
1-eadful thing was about to happen
i t Juei heme long after, ktr Usht-Vwt-
d father and mother had forgottea
all about their transient embarrass
ment
The whole business of bringing 09
children bristles with difficulty. If
only we could be perfect beings our
selves the undertaking would not be
so arduous. But we make so many
blunders, we are so ready to leave
undone what we ought to do, and to do
what we ought not to do, that our
children have a pretty hard time in
their turn. Somehow they scramble
up In spite of our mistakes. Heredity
has a good deal to do with their suc
cess or failure. It Is a great thing
for a child to have had worthy grand
parents. Training tells, too, but only
as we train ourselves do we ever suc
ceed In training our successors aright.
Little Lilly and Josephine may be toll
all day long that it makes no difference
how they look if only they behave
well, but if mamma be vain and- In
considerate they will probably copy
her rather than obey her precepts.
Jack and Horace will not have finer
Ideals of honor than their father. I
have heard the father of five sons, be
tween the ages of four and 14, relate
with positive glee, a story of gains
that he had made through overreach
ing another in a business transaction.
The little pitchers had big ears. They
drank In the shameful tale. It would
be too much to expect that later on
they should go forth Into life with a
noble standard and a high ideal of in
tegrity. 'I don't care what sort of men my
boys make, so long as they learn to
make money and keep it," said an
other father in the hearing of his sons.
Not one of those boys turned out even
decently, when he arrived at manhood.
To make money and to keep it Is too
low an ideal to be set before a grow
ing youth.
Look out for the little pitchers. It
is worth while.
FROCK FOR A LITTLE GIRL.
Suitable for Child from Seven to Nine
Years The Material a Striped
Cream Wool.
Our model is in a creamy-white
woolen material woven with dark blua
lines to form a small plaid. It makes a
very becoming dress for a little girl.
The front of the dress is arranged la
three deeply-set pleats each side, leav
A NEAT DRESS.
ing the center front plain, which simu
lates a wide box-pleat. The pleats are
stitched from the shoulders to just be
low the bust, where they are orna
mented with three dark blue velvet
covered buttons. A belt of the same
material is worn below the waist-line;
It crosses and buttons in front, and Is
held In position by stitching firmly to the
center of back.
Materials required": 2 yards 41
inches wide, one-quarter yard velvet
A CORRECT LUNCHEON.
Hour Is Somewhere Near One and
Course Meal Somewhat Like
Following Is Served.
The question is asked how to give
a correct luncheon, the hour, courses,
etc. One or half after is the accept
ed time; the shades are drawn, and
artificial lights used as for an even
ing dinner. There is usually a cen
terpiece of flowers, although a fruit
piece Is sometimes substituted. Can
dles with shades to match the color
scheme are used, and place cards.
elaborate or simple, according to the
tasto and purse of the hostess.
In serving a good rule to follow la a
fruit, bouillon or light soup, a lamb
chop, a chicken, oyster or sweetbread
patty, potato or rice croquettes, olives,
jelly, or celery,-radishes, a salad with
wafers and a -dessert followed by
coffee, cheese and crackers. Many
hostesses now serve some one of the
popular cordials in tiny glasses, hold
ing barely a thimbleful.
Pretty, light gowns are worn, high
neck and elbow sleevea Madame
MerrL
Care of the Hands.
60ft, tepid water, pure soap, and
careful drying whenever bathed will
help greatly to keep the hands soft
and white. Skin food and massage
will keep them well rounded and skin
smooth. Well-shaped, polished nails,
with well-kept cuticle and lmnfaculata
cleanliness la an Imperative law.
SU11 th Style.
All-over lace, trimmed with medal
lions of batiste embroidery, la an e
act reversal of the lace-trlmmed all
over embroideries of a year ago,
which, bJ tb way. ire. atUl la

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