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HANDLING THE GIANT GUNS OF OUR COAST DEFENSES.
7f ': .;?.- - 1 . .1,1.. . wr. r-1 ! - ,2 Mow York City. The possibilities of such a pretty blouse as this one aro many. In tbe front view It Is maUo with sleeves of the material and In the back view It Is made with Bloevc3 to match the chemisette. Both styles are equally In voptuo and equally at tractive, whllo they make such a dis tinctly different effect that the ono model really provides two. All the pretty soft silks and wools that aro so attractive this season are appropriate, for everything that can bo tucked suc cessfully can be used for the blouse itself, while for the chemlsetto lace and net, tucked, plain and fancy, are all appropriate, and for the trimming can be used any one of the handsome bandings for which the season is re markable. In this case crepe meteore In one of the fashionable peacock shades is combined with lace dyed to match and trimmed with banding, which Includes bits of gold and silver that greatly enhance the effect. Tb blouse is made with a fitted lining and Itself consists of front and barks. The lining Is faced to form the yoke, but the chemisette and the blouse are tucked and arranged ov;r It, while the collar completes the neck. The sleeves are shirred and arranged over plain foundations. When thin material Is used and a transparent effect desired the foun dation can be cut from chiffon, mous seline or some similar material. Tha three-quarter sleeves are finished with cuffs, but the long ones eitend over the hands. The lower edge of the blouse Is Joined to a fitted foundation girdle "and over this foundation the drapod one is arranged. S I Amy , lllnck und Gray Stripes. Among the new broadcloth brought out In soft weave for winter wear Is ono of black and dull gray atrlpo. It Is an odd combination for broudcloth, nnd will probably be very popular. For Corded Goods. Corded materials aro growing more find more In favor. Not only In silk and satin do they appear, but wool stuffs, too, nnd a combination of Eilk nnd wool are shown in the corded weaves. Circular Skirt. Whatever tends to give an effect of hflifht and slenderness to the figure 13 in demand at the moment, and this skirt can be trusted to bring about the desired result, while it Is graceful nnd attrnctlve and by no means exag gerated In style. The circular side and linek portions take exceedingly graceful folds, yet are perfectly r.mooth over the hips, and the narrow front gore add3 much to the distinc tion of the skirt, while it allows ef fective use of the fashionable buttons. In the illustration catawba colored broadcloth Is trimmed with buttons covered with heavy silk of the same color and with simulated buttonholes, but all suitings and all skirting mate rials are appropriate. The skirt Is made in the accepted walking length and is closed invisibly at the back. It consists of the circu lar portions and the narrow front gore and this front gore is folded un der at its edges and lapped over onto the circular portions to give the effect of a box pleat. The quantity of material required for the medium size is Beven yards twenty-four or twenty-seven, four and a 'quarter yards forty-four or fifty two inches wide. THE SATVT.. Tlie Satyr live I in tinuM M inute. A aliHi.e ) ill f -) ii mi n mid hulf-gont. Wlin, liavlnp nil iinnV finilln combined Willi a ((oiit t nnture umulineil, Wim not what you v.-ottll mil a bright KxMiiple or n shining linlit. Far be it from me to comlunc The hatyr'. sins, yet 1 must own I like to I In nk there wore n few flood Satyr who to lienven fle'.v. Whom, when St. I'eter, ntcrn nnd proud, lleneM, he cried, "Xo gouta nlloived! " And ulaniTned the pat-s so quickly to. Only t!ieir Innmin halve put through; Whereat tlie kindly saint relented. And thnt'K liow lirnln wee invented. Oliver lleiford. in The Century. UP TO DATE. The Upper Classes Those who can afford airships. London Globe. THE TYPE. "There's one good thing n'oiut Louise she never makes any of the girls Jealous of her." "I'm on. Clever, but ugly, eh?" Cleveland Leader. WE REGRET THAT, ETC. Sub-Editor "What about this poem that came in this morning, 'Give Me Dack My Own?" " Editor "Oh, do as the author bid." Boston Transcript. FEMININE LOGIC. "George, you seem to be losing all control over Jimmle." "What makes you think so?" "Why, he won't do a thing I tell him to do." Cleveland Plain Dealer. A SUGGESTIVE TITLE. "What's he doing now?" "Lecturing on 'The Decline of Poe try.' " "Wrote versos himself, didn't he?" "Yes, and they were all declined." Cleveland Plain Dealer. ROUGH ESTIMATE. "I say, waiter," said the impatient guest, "how long will my omelette be?" "I can't say exactly, sir," replied the waiter, "but the average is about eight inches." Chicago News. ACCENTS. In the midst, of a rambling speech the orator declared, "The situation is grave, the crisis is acute." . "And the gentleman's speech," added the newspaper reporter, "was circumflex." Youth's Companion. TWO RECORDS. "My sturdy old grandfather came over In the steerage. Forty years later he went back in the Lusltanla." "Not so much. I know of an effete duke who accomplished the same trick In four weeks." Louisville Courier-Journal. BOUND TO COME. "Talk about enterprise!" "Well?" "They say at this next internatlon al wedding the papers are going to run a wire into the church and get out ten-minute extras." Louisville Courier-Journal. LOST FAITH. "Do you think we can truBt great corporations?" inquired the the thoughtful citizen. "No," answered Senator Sorghum, "after the carelessness some of them havo shown with correspondence I'm afraid not." Washington Star. WHY HE NEVER MARRIED. "Yes," said the modest young man, thoughtfully, "I have broken oft my engagement. I have been thinking it over for a long time, and I have come to the conclusion that a girl who can love an ass like me must be wanting in both taste and intelligence." Tlt E:.;. . KEEPING FAITH. . 7'os "Mark those shirts $3 eact" . Clerk "The cost price .is tonly sixty-four cents." Boss "I don't care. . Don't par advertisements say that we are sellp ing regardless of cost?" Clev?lpnd Lend or. ALL.' DEPENDS, "ii ain't wise to . swap horses Whilst crossing a stream." "Oh, I dunno. I think it would ty a good scheme in the case of this ani mal. Three foot of water would cov er up his wust points." Louisville Courier-Journal. WHY HE WINKED. "Conductor," complained the lank spinster passenger, "that man in the opposite seat la winking at me! " "He says he doesn't mean to wink at you," explained the car official. "He'a trying to keep the eye that's turned toward you shut, ma'am." Judge. , 5 "l - f . , ; ' " ' ' FOUR STEPS IN THE PRACTICAL USE OF A TWELVE-INCH PIECE. WITH DISAPPEARING CARRIAGE. 1 cun rahed on its massive carriage In position for firing. 2 Low. ered for loading, out of sight of tho hypothetical enemy. 3 Gun-crew thrusting homo the shot. 4 The discharge. Photographs by w. a Adams, in Leslie's. Ye Wntcr Clock. The measurement of time by the trickling of water or sand from one vessel to another dates as far back Ks the days of t'.io Babylonians. The clepsydra, or wctr clock, wn3 In com mon uso both by the Athenians end Romans, and was employed in courts kl: -i i t Mr I 'niM "la ifT " I id i 11 of law to limit ths length of the pleadings. Thu3, a counsel was al lowed so much water, instead of, as we should say, so much time, to ad dress the court. Clepsydrae wore also used by th,e Romans In their camps, chiefly for the purpose of measuring THE TRIUMPH OP X J . . V. J USV . lis . .. t- -f . ngureTo;yournerbaUdryes.H'Ma' yea Z1 I i i -r- a - r rr.i mill . accurately the four vlglllae Into whlci the night was divided. It is believed that the first water clock was brought Into Parts about the year 1695, from Burgundy. Tho one Illustrated win probably be a relic of those days it is dated MDCCX. It is three feet one inch In height, and the framework Is made of oat The cylinder and dial plates on the upright posts are of brass. Tho hourj are marked from VI to the following but one IX, twenty-seven hours, so that the cylinder requires to be wound up once every twenty-four hours. It Is hardly a very trustworthy time keeper, but, as an exceedingly Inter esting old curio, It has a very promt, nent place In a certain hall. The small cooper-Jug hanging on tho right-hand side is used for filling; the cylinder. Philadelphia Record, Every Watch a Compass, That every watch Is a compass Is i fact probably unknown to most peo ple. To prove that such Is the case, lay your watch flat on the palm of your hand, with the hour hand point lug to tho sun, as shown In the ao companylng sketch. The point ex actly midway between the hour hand and the figure 12 will be due south. It Is well to remember, however, that during tho time from 6 in th afternoon to 0 in tho morning our rule gives the north point Instead of tho south. In the southern hemis phere the rule wljl be reversed. Good Literature. The Spanish Main. The Spanish Main meant the circu lar bank of islands forming ths northern and eastern' boundaries of the Carrlbcan Sea, beginning from Mosquito, near the Isthmus, and In cluding Jamaica, St. Domingo, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands, to the coast of Venezuela, In South America. FEMININE ARTIFICE. ssssl BSH v-?-. etty figure, until ' "