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or Suitors of MELISSA PREFERS A SINGLE CODE OF MANNERS. Mrs. Merrlwid's maternal maiden Aunt Jane'a eyes glowed with admira tion, and a faint color appeared on her cheeks. "His manners are simply ex quisite, Melissa," she exclaimed. "1 don't think I ever saw such perfect politeness combined with such abso lute ease. I do hope that he will come again." "It's the one best bet that he will, dearie," said Mrs. Merriwld. "You may set your fond, fluttering heart at rest. He will come again and yet again, and then some more, but 1 have a premonition that he will ultimately' discontinue his visits, and we will have to pick up our handkerchiefs ourselves and open our own doors with our own weak, incompetent femi nine hands." "I must say that I like a man to be well mannered," remarked Aunt Jane, rubbing her nose resentfully. "I am aware that there is a modern ten dency to sneer at the good breeding that in my younger days was deemed essential, and the manifestation of which. In a refinement of behavior to the opposite sex,' was considered the hall mark of a gentleman; but I am old-fashioned enough to appreciate courtesy." "I'm strong for It too," agreed Mrs. Merriwid. "As Mr. Stoxan used to say, a gentleman wants to cut out the rough stuff when he's around with the skirts. At the same time, dearie. I am of the opinion that thereMs such a thing as running it into the ground. 1 always insisted on poor dear Henry Merriwid treating mo with politeness. I never let him sit down to dinner 'in his shirt-sleeves even In the privacy of home life, and if he wanted to use Would Stand Bareheaded in the any language unfitted for my shell-iike ears he went down to the basement or some place where I wouldn't get any thing more than the low, distant rum ble of -it. If there was a suitcase to be carried when we were traveling, he was the porter, and 1 always got the easiest chair in the room and the white meat when here was chicken for dinner. Henry was no Chester field, but I certainly had him well grounded in the first principles, which is ubuut us much as a woman has a right to expect of a husband." "I wasn't talking about husbands," said Aunt Jane. "All men are to be considered in the light of husbands, darling," declared Mrs. Merriwid. "It's the only light that shows their imperfections. You dont get them in the mellow radiance of the melting moonbeams, believe me, nor yet In the electric Bplendor of the brilliant ballroom where Mr. Scrayper and I first met. You've got to put the subject under the X-ray of domesticity the fierce white light that beats about the being of men when there isn't company around. Then you get a line on him, pet and the next morning you go down town and buy smoked glasses." "You seem to be theorizing to a con siderable extent," observed Aunt Jane. "You might call it that, beloved one. hut Mr. Scrayper reminds me a good deal of Mayme Satterlee's fiance," mid Mrs. Merriwid. "Mayme was one of tho girls in our office, and she was ii rfk nice girl too, even if she did i pell It wtlh a y and get careless wlti, h.r grammar. ' 11 she had the sweetest thing in the fiance line that rou ever paw. The rest of us were Just a sickly green, he was so perfect ly lovely. He was a clerk in a coin liii.ii Ion bouse, but he looked like John Drew In the bloom of youth and be Acted with a refinement of behavior to mbMerriwid MS the opposite sex that would simply make your hair curl. If you dropped a handkerchief, he'd go for it like Ty Cobb making a slide for third, and he wolld stand bare headed In the mid dle of the street with a blizzard blowing if you felt like stopping to talk to him. You couldn't put on your own wrap with Perclval around, if he saw you first. No, ma'am 1 May me said that once when she met him, he threw away a ten-cent cigar that he hadn't taken more than two or tlyee puffs of and did It as if it hadnt been anything more than a cigarette stub. Just like that. He never made one apology at a time. He let them go in thousand lots. 'A thousand pah dons, my dear madam!' You know. Oh, he was too darling for any use!" "I suppose you are trying to be sar castic, but I really can't see any oc casion for It," said Aunt Jane. "Not at all," said Mrs. Merriwid. "That was the conclusion Mayme ar rived at. You see she squeezed Into a crowded street car one evening and found Perclval there. He had a seat and he had a newspaper that was in teresting him so much that he couldn't see an uninteresting old lady who was banging on to a strap in front of him, and Just for a little thing like that, Mayme shook him. " 'He's all right,' Mayme told me. 'I haven't any holler on the way he tips his lid, and he's got a perfectly ele gant bow, but when I saw him taking solid comfort there, with grandma pulling her poor old arms out of their Bockets every time the car hit a curve, it gave me a chilly sensation about the tootsies. I may wrong him crool ly, but I got the strongest kind of a hunch that if we ever went to house keeping in a flat that didn't have a Street With a Blizzard blowing. gas range, it would be up to little Mayme to start the fire in the morn ing while dear Perclval was getting his beauty sleep. Of course he may have been Buffering from weak back or nervous prostration or eye strain or sumpen,' said Mayme, 'but them kind of invalids always did make me sore.'" i,. "Then a man who is polite to a lady before marriage will be rude to her and inconsiderate of her comfort aft erwards?" said Aunt Jnne. "Is that what I am to infer, Melissa?" "I wouldn't exactly say that, honey,1 replied Mrs. Merriwid, "but I will say that If a man Isn't too excruciatingly polite before marriage, his wife will be considerably less likely to feel the subsequent Jolt." (Copyright. 1913. by W. O. Chapman.) Police With Slingshots After Cats. Armed with a slimjahpt. Patrolman Spivey will be delegated tonight to break up gangs of fighting catB. Re ports over the telephone and letters to acting Chief Slover hyive denounced the felines as sleep robbers and gen eral nuisances, and because the police have no authority to shoot the ani mals the war gear of childhood will be brought into play. Spivey made quite a record two years ago when on a fashionable residence beat on the east side. There nightly yowllngs were followed by reports to the police. Spivey decided to cleau up his beat without-help and made a slingshot, arming himself with buckshot. The beat was soon clean, for Spivey was an expert marksman. Portland Ore gonian. His Drawback. "This writer has a rude strength." "Then I suppose he can never sue oeed in polite literature." MI WEAR SILKEN LINGERIE FEMININITY HAS DISCARDED ALL OTHER MATERIALS. of Luxury and Comfort That Is Imparted Will Never Lightly Be Given Up If It Can Ba Afforded. Never was there an Innovation In feminine dress that caused such a re versal of an old and established stand ard as this modern vogue of silken un der raiment Woman has taken up the fad with enthusiasm, and, onoe ac customed to the 'luxury and comfort of silken garments next the skin, almost any woman will economize to the last penny In other wearables rather than relinquish her silk lingerie. Crape de chine Is the favored mater ial and pure white the favored color, though faint pink and palest blue crepe de chine garments of thla type are worn by women who go In for col or scheme fads In lingerie. Some of the underwear is very plain, with no further garnishment than a plcot edge of lace; other models are elaborately trimmed with lace Insertions and bandings, even little silk and chiffon roses finding place In the trimming. One very fetching robe du nuit in mind at the moment is of crepe de Chine, with a deep yoke and sleeves of shadow lace laid over flesh tinted mull, and the yoke Is joined to the crepe de chine gown under a strip of lace insertion, on which is sewed a festoon of tiny pink rosebuds. In contrast to this coquettish Bleep ing robe is a nun-llEe little nightgown of white crepe de chine, rounded out girlishly at the throat and trimmed with a narrow plcot edge of real Irish lace. The short sleeves are also edged with the line of Irish plcot and the neck is drawn up on a white ribbon. But the cut of this simple little night gown Is especially graceful, for the garment clings, without any effect of tightness, to the ankles and feet. Another variety of silken sleeping wear Is the feminine night shirt, an in Empire Gown of Fine Linen. novation of this season, and just now more the fad than feminine pajamas. which have become too ordinary and universally accepted now to have an attraction for women- seeking sensa tional effects. The feminine night Bhirt la patterned exactly after the mascu line one, slit at the side seams, narrow collar, long sleeve and all. These gar ments are made of Chtna silk, with narrow trimmings of futurist ribbon. imitating the braid trimming on a man's cambric night shirt. Pajamas are of crepe de chine and brocaded China silk, the brocaded stuff forming the little coat and trousers of crepe de chine having cuffs of the brocaded fabric. A dainty little Imported petticoat is made of white crepe de chine. From the -knee to the hem the petticoat is trimmed with alternate bands of shirred crepe de chine and same width bands of shadow lace. The bottom of the skirt is finished by a narrow plait ed frill of net. Women who are traveling about or making a series of visits, appreciate this silken underwear, especially be cause it may be laundered so quickly It la even possible to wear the silken garments, washed and rinsed, but un Ironed, at a pinch. The glove silk underwear, or Italian as it is sometimes called, needs no ircntng at oil and clings to the figure beneath narrow frocks. Chemises of glove silk come in white or colors, and are the coolest, most luxurious little affairs ever donned beneath a corset These garments look best when rather simply trimmed with a very little fine lace. and. perhaps, a beading run through the ribbon. MARY DEAN. AFTERNOON GOWN. V Model of blue vejye trimmed with maline and lace. Effective tunic of narrow Valenclenne lace. LACES OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS Color Has Wisely Been Left Largely to the Taste of the In dividual. A compromise can be made with a narrow niching placed above a flat turn-over collar and the effect is good, but It Is the wide double niching that frequent ugliness lies. Fortunately. It Is quite as fashionable to wear a loose lace frill that half rolls away from the neck and is caught above the bust with a flicker of ribbon. There is an admirable way of open ing the blouse In front, running it to deep point, outlining it with two Inches of lace that falls backward over a ribbon of black tarreta or colored velvet; and In the :. r; space left there is a flat band of lace crossed -well up toward the neck and drawn softly down under the blouse. This is a good scheme for any woman whose chest is thin and who does not wUh to go In the street with much of her neck exposed. It la a good idea to remember that a flat collar at the back of the neck Is often better than a high one unless it Is tight-fitting. One can adopt many different kinds of frills and ribbons and laces at the neck if they will only remember to keep the back and the exact shoulder lino flattened by a turnover collar of thin white fabric. EASY TO GIVE 'INDIVIDUALITY' Child's Frock of Checkered Gingham Will Make Up to Please Both Mother and Daughter. Such an original little frock ot checked gingham as appears today will appeal forci bly to the mother who covets the "individual" i n her children's frocks. The little short waist Is cut plain and finished on the bottom, edged with squares piped with white. Each alternate one of these Is trimmed with white but tons. The sbort set-in sleeve is Similarly finished and trimmed. The frock buttons to the left of the front with small crochet buttons. The straight narrow skirt joins the waist with only a slight fullness. Summer Shelter. One of the best contrivances for a shelter Is the garden umbrella, for it may be under cl rou instances that would not justify the erection of a permanent summer house or arbor. These umbrellas are to be had in' a variety of forms, a very satisfactory kind having a small iron table Hold ing a socket into which the umbrella shaft flts. It la nice to use anywhere that shade is scanty. Failure 1b the result of waiting tor other people to do things first. HOW'S YOUR LIVER AND B0WELS1 If you are Taking Hot Spring Lirei Buttons they are no Doubt in Splendid Condition If you would be cheerful, healthful, Ml of life and vigor, don't fool with calomel or any violent cathartic. are made rroni ine pre one of tHe many great pi Hot Springs, Arkansas. If you have been to 1 ii faruoui health resort you know all about them for they are prescribed ther genernlly by physicians for all liver, stomach and bowel trouble. If you are having trouble with your bowelB or liver and aren't feel ing as full of energy and ambition as 8PIUNCS LIVER BUTTONS at you? druggist's to-day. take one each night for a week they do not give a parti cle of discomfort; on the other hand they are gentle, safo and sure. They are simply splendid, every body sayB, and after you try one box you'll say the same. For free sample write Hot Springs Chemical Co.. Hot Springs, Ark. Aweary. "Sue," observed the old man, "I trust you will ere long be able to choose a life partner from among the numerous young men who call upon you." "Why, papa," exclaimed Sue, "what's your hurry?" "Simply this I'm tired of keeping my heavy shoes on till midnight." To Cure Sot ami Tondrr -Jitrt. Apply th" wondrfut, old reliable DR. rOR XKJR'8 ANTISEPTIC HEALINGS OlU 260, Sc, $1.00. Good Wishes From Home. When Mr. Brown was away ,from home on an extended business trip, he got a long letter from his wife. It ended thus: "Baby is well and lots brighter than she UBed to be. Hoping you are the same, I remtiln, "Your loving wife." Such a Foolish Question. "My wife lost her purse with $15 In it today," said a sad-looking man. "While going to town or coming home?" Inquired a sympathize.-. "Didn't I say It had some money In it?" answered the sad-looking man, and every one knew when she lost it. Tight Fit. "Look," twittered the new man, "isn't, this juat a lovely waistcoat? I made It myself out of one of her old hobble 6kirts. Ain't I saving?" And the other new man gazed at the garment in voluble admiration. So Like the Summer Girl. "What kind of an engagement ring would you prefer, darling?" "Well, they generally give me I mean oh, I am bo confused yours ia such perfect taste, Harry, that I leave it all to you." ' The Circle. "Why do you play eo much bridge? "Because It's great training tor the mind." "What doss it train the mind to do?" "To pjay more bridge." New York Press. Only Way to Fly. "1 thought you said you were going In for aviating?" "No. I'm going up for it." Post Toasties for Lunch Appetizing and whole some these hot Summer days. No cooking no hot kitchen. Ready to eat direct from the package fresh, crisp and dainty. Serve with cream and sugar and sometimes fresh berries or fruit. Post Toasties are thin bits of Indian Com, toasted to a golden brown. Acceptable at any meal Post Toasties Sold by Grot fa's everywhere. 4?