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TIMES FOR EVENING; CRISP SUMMER TUB FROCKS AND now it is the robe de style to which the mode pleases to call attention as being fashionable for eve- ning ~}ear. Notwithstanding its high- sounding title the robe de style is really an adorable proposition of ultra- femininity in its charming detail. Not a suggestion of the "Jagzy," flamboy- ant type is there In these lovely full- skirted frocks, with their artfully molded-to-the-form bodices. Indeed, no! perish the thought of dancing the charleston In a frock of such quaint picturesqueness, rather does it en- courage the hope that the minuet may be revived In all its stately grace. These radically new picturesque modes are fashioned of taffeta in col- orings entrancing, but those of diaph- Instances quite sucoessfully by ma- chine work, and Imitation Is sincerest flattery here as in other things. Hand work. even In these hurried times. shows no sign of growing less popular, but continues to be the stamp of ale. ganee on lingerie, tub frocks, chil- dren's clothes, household linens and anous tulle are visions of lovelinese. Particularly are the all-white or pastel- colored tulle frocks of fairy-like beauty. Of exquisite charm Is the bouffant skirt which interprets multi. tudlnous ruffles in ombre shades tiered from hem to waistline, the deepest color about the ankles grading to Just a faint tint toward the top, There is, however, up less of charm In the black tulle fluffy rut~ed bouffant skirt. Then, too, of a sudden, black has sprung into prominence for eve- ning wear. Stylists declare that black now expre~es the extreme of the mode, and therefore are they directing frock, shown in the llltmtcation, af- fords an example of drawn threads and hemstitching, and the insertion of small bands of white, to add to the daintiness of a colored linen dress. A wiHte collar and tiny white buttons finish the decoration. Linen In yellow, blue, rose, light green or lavender with adornment of this kind, makes an ideal tub frock. Light-colored voiles for summer after- noons are even more dainty than linens and are shown in many beau. tifu| shades, to be worn over slips of silk or baronet satin--all wash- able. Voile will repay the time spent their efforts to creating dresses of black chiffon, of slipper lace and for oat formal wear, black tulle. Pie- tared herewith is a winsome robe de style whose ~lrt Is a bewildering mass of tulle flounces. The bodice is of bordeau colored velvet, a velvet- ribbon tie adding a touch of grace. The red of the huge flower garnRure tends a colorful glow to tills gown of pie. tux~sque charm. Various unique hemline flnishin~ lend interest to the robe de style, such as a border of transparency, or a detailing of scallops or a flounce of wide lace, or a skirt-line wlflch is :, lengthened toward tt By ALBAN E. RAGG ((/~) by Short Story Pub. Co.) T1CK ! Tick ! Tick ! Tick I reit- erated tile clock with monoto- nous persistency, reminding tlmse present that the time for retiring was long since past, but the old farmer and his daughter stayOl on, regardless~ of the fleeting hours. Neither had spoken for fully thirty minutes. The man. reclining in a high-backed arm-chair, was comfort- lug himself with a black chty pipe, and the woman sat gazing listlessly into the fire, an open letter In her hand. " 'Tls ten years tonlgllt since moth. er died," she remarked sadty. "Yes, it's ten years tonight," lie re- plied, with an effort to appear at ease. Both again lapsed Into silence. Pres- ently the old man glanced across at his daughter and said: "Whom did the letter come from. Mary?" "From William Dutton, father." "William Dutton, eh ! Why, It's many a hmg day since you heard from him. What's he been doing with him- self since he went away?" "He wrote to tell me that he's Just been married, father," the woman re.= plied. "Married, eh," the old man remarked with a clmckle. "Well. well, tile Book says It Is not good that a man should be alone. He was a nice young fellow, and I trust he found a good woman." "So do I, father," replied his daugh- ter very gently. "Mary." '`yes, father." "It has often been a puzzle to me that you and him never made it up. I always though! he was kind o' feud of you, but women's queer creatures: they let a good man go, and pine after n fool who doesn't care a button top for 'enl," The woman made no reply, but holding up the letter read it through carefully for a second time. My Dear Mary :I've took you at your word ; you said it was no use waiting, and I began to reckon it wasn't, so I married a little glrl I met down here last }-ear. It was kind of lonesome, coming back night after nlgllt to cold, cheer- l~ss lodgings, with never a soul to ~mlLe at a man. and I'm fond of cmnpany, you know. I tried to bear up and tcld myself that I had no right to marry any other woman; If I felt lonesome, why, you felt lonesome too, and it wasn't your fault. Then one night coming home from Chapel Ineeting, all of a sudden I took hold of bar hand and asked her to marry me, That's how it all Imppened, and we were married two weeks ago to- day. She's a kind-hearted little thing, and can't do enough for me. Goodbye my dear friend. Don't think any less of me. My best re- spects to your father. Your sincere frtend, WILLIAM BUTTON. "Mary." "Yes, father." "What did you keep him hanging on for all those years, if you didn't intend to marry him? I didn't like to say anything about it at the time, b~t now It's all past and gone, I must may treated him shabby. He was a enough man for you, wasn't he?" The woman's face twitched paln* fully, and she answered in an almost inaudible whlaper: ~Yes, father; he was a very good man, but I couldn't n~arry him, and that's all about it." "You couldn't marry him, and, pray, why not?" "I Just don't want to say any more about it, father." "All right, Mary; as you please, as you please, but the day wUl come when you won't have any one to look after you, and as you've been a kind girl to me, I'd llke to see you com- fortable with some good man before-- before---" The~. old man stopped abruptly, and glanced up timidly at his daughter. But she didn't appear to have heard what he said, for she sat staring at the blazing log, thinking, thinking of the past and of possibilities now lost forever. Five years ago William Dutton had come to make his last appeal to her to marry him. He was employed on the railway and had received a good appointment in Chicago, and he came either to obtain her promise to marry him or to say good-by. Five years ago i It seemed like five hundred. How hard he had striven to overcome her conviction that to marry him would be contrary to what she felt to be her duty towards her "Let him come with us," he said. "No; It would break his heart to leave the old farm; he'd never con. sent," she replied sadly. Then William Button, driven to des- peratlon by her refusal, cried angrily: "Seems to me he's a selfish old man. Parents are everlastingly talk- ing about the duty of children, but they mostly forget the duty of parents." "Hush, Will; he never tried to mail, me stay. I never even spoke to him about it. I couldn't, you know. be- cause I promised mother when she died that I would never leave him alone." "Then yon have quite made up your mind, have you ?" he said in a strained voice. "Yes. Will; but don't speak nn- kindly to me. God knows it's hard enougll to let you go witllout ltavlng you angry at me."- And with a sol) she lald her head on his shoulder, and he stroked her hair and spoke a few kind, gentle words of affection. Suddenly an overwhehnlng desire to choose the happier lot took possession of her. For an Instant she wavered. Then. with one supreme effort, she heht herself erect, and cried: 'q.eave mr.'leave me now. there's a man, and God be with you." tle glanced into her eyes and saw ihat there was no hope. "Good-by, Mary," he said mourn- fully. Like one turned to stone she watched his retreating figure. "Will!" she gasped in an agony of grief, "Will! Come back!" But lie was already beyond earshot. An hour later be left the village. , . , , . , "Mary. hand me down tlm Bible, will you?" asked her father. She walked over to the shelf, took ,down the book, and placed it in the old man's hands. Slowly he turned over tile pages until he came to the Book of Proverbs. Then half aloud he read: Who can find a virtuous wom- an? for her price Is above rubies. The l)eart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. Siie will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her lmnds. "'Tis a wonderful hook. a wonder- ful book," he nmttere~1. Then ghmc- ing up furtively at his daughter he inquired In a tone of voice that sounded almost anxious: "Mary, I've been a good father to i, ou, haven't I ?" "Yes, father, you've always been good to me," si~e replied, evidently surprised at this unusual remark from her father, wlm had exacted so much and given so llttle In return, but then he was a lonely old man, and never meant to be selfish and mean and un- reasonable, she thought. "I wonder how you'll get along without me, Mary," he Continued, and his voice ~flmok perceptibly. "Hush, father; you must not talk like that; you'll last for many a long day yet." The old man chuckled to himself. "I wasn't.t~lnking of ,lying, Mary," he replied significantly. "That's right, father. Why, you're a younger man than many a one half your age," she remarked cheerfully. "Do you think so? Do you think so, daughter?" A look of eager hope came into his eyes. "Of course I do; any one with half an eye can ~ that," she said in a tone of mild surprise. "Mary, I've got something I want to tell you. I've been trying to make up my mind for the past six weeks, but I never knowed quite how to do It." "What Is it, father? You are not ill. are you?" she inquired anxiously. "No, daughter; never felt better in my life." "By the way, how long is it sines Harry Jphnston died?" he asked. Mary glanced up in astonishment. "About two years ago," she said. "What made you think of him, father?" "I was Just wondering, I met his widow today when I was down at the market. It seems he left her two thousand dollars with the farm." "Did he, father? I am glad to hear it, for she was a good, kind wife to him." "So the netgl~bors say ; sc the neigh- bors say," he remarked hastily. "What were you going to tell me Just now; father?" Mary asked. "I---I--I was--going--to--to tell you that I am going to marry Harry Johnston's widow." he blurted out. "I Just wanted to know what you thought of her." "Father I" she cried, and her face lost all its healthy glow. She stood staring at him tn a strange, vacant manner as though Unable to realize what he meant. "Well ! Well !" he remarked testily. "What have you got to say against it ?" "Nothing, father. Do whatever you think is for the best." Both remained silent for a moment The clock struck eleven. The old man got up out of his chair. "Guess it's time to go to bed," he remarked. r* 'Yes, ~fathe , I reckon it's about sleeping time," the woman answered wearily. hand.wrought n~dle* or otherwise, has an un- hi the realm of The use of needlework decorations commodities bad to be carried makes opportunity also or the expres- over mountains, across qulcksands and glen of personal taste, through hostile Indian country by those Io universally JULIA BOTToMLEY. Intrepid riders of the "Pony Express." altated in some t~ 111311, Wsstern Newsi~per Union.) These men will hold perhaps for all .......... time the best marks of day.by-day Linen Frock for Summer ~ PP * for hand-wrought de'oration--it is Pony Express Riders Did Their Work Well one of tile most durable of fabrics and ~ may be easily retinted if the Color In these days of radio marvels and BIll" once made a ride of 320 miles fades from washing or the sun. Drawn airplanes flying at 800 miles an hour without a rest. and ' Pony Bob" Has- work, applique and little embroidery it ]s interesting to look back some lain covered ~80 miles through hostile motifs are best liked on these dainty years and meditate upon some of the Indian country in one ride. He came summer gowns and nothing can out-com~plcuoua speed records of mall and In a few hours behind the regular class them or exceed their beauty, world news in frontier times when schedule, but he arrived. For these feats of endurance and the dangers incidental to them the riders received from $50 to $I50 a month. endurance In the saddle. Occasionally Floral I Chintz for Junior Wardrobe longer and faster rides have be~n Flowered :affoue~andl: 1: ] Few materials are more practlca~made at the price of killing horses dark ba~ [gr t Iv [ and at the same time smarter for the and exhausting men, but it was a ~e~kt~tS~ :hi: ~--l ~yr~ mv~hl2fs~aSOo not:~i:re:s hgioi~a p rl~n scurce of pride to the "Pony l~:- lo~Chc t~ press" riders that they kept the mails | y gn and in dif- moving every day. | ferent color combinations. Here are some of the more eelebrat- or E~emb [ , ,~ ed achievements of these old plains or black peal I Days Ahead horsemen: president Lincoln'a .To wear with | augural address Wss cart dr o1 | miles I seven days and which! Jim M~ ~re once Kalloped in I! h tlrs and 46 minutes t 18 mll an hour. Old Paderewski, the pisuist, said at a dinner in New York : ?'AUdiences vary. Some are magni- ficent. Others are like Jones. "Jones. you know, called on a wom- an whose daughter wan an aecom. plished violinist. The woman got the girl to play, but Jones kept on talking all the tlme~ '~he woman was naturally vexed. She said at the end of the perform- ante: 'How did yo~ llke my daughter'e Mr, Jones ?' ' eald heard the ADEQUATE STORAGE FACILITIES FOR I OME Compact, Orderly Arrangement in Clothes Closet. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) It is easier to keel) a house in order if it is equipped with adequate st'or- age facilities. "A place for every- thing and everything in its place'" is a good old adage, which if heeded, saves thne and strength. Less time Is wasted looking for misplaced articles If similar ones are stored together, and if the con- tents of boxes, drawers and closets are suitably labeled or listed. Things that have outlived their usefulness sbould not be stored, even if there is ample space, for they shaply add to tim material that must be cared for witltout giving any service In return. Such household storage places as attics, basements, cellars and sheds do not. of course, need to be so care- fully or frequently put in order as the living rooms, but they shouhl lie gone over often enough tO keep lht, ir con- tents ix] good c6ndltion and to prevent dirt from being carried from them into the other parts of tim houue. Tile cellar or I)asen)ent may he damp, and tberefore requires special care. both because things stored In It may spoil, and because the quality of the air in It affects that all over the house. It should be regularly venti- lated, preferably with a cross current of air, and open windows and doors should be screened against insects, and in some cases against dirt. Un- plastered wails should be whitewashed occasionally. I~ most cases the boxes or shelves in which things are stored shouhl not be set directly on the floor. but raised on racks or blocks of wood to avoid dampness and mustiness. Old newspapers, nmgazlnes and paper boxes should not be stored here be- cause they tend to absorb moisture. Compact orderly arrangement in a clothes closet makes .cleaning easier. Dresses, coats and like garments amy be kept on hangers on a rod across the closet, and shoes may be kep( on a shelf near the floor of tlle closet. The ch)thes closet should be aired each day : leaving the d(~or open every night is a good plan. Occasionally every- thing stored in ti~e closet should be taken out. and floors, walls and shelves thoroughly cleaned. Dusty closets are likely to harbor moths. RYE BREAD MADE AT HOME IS GOOD Favored by Many tor Mak- ing Various Sandwiches. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) Are the various members of the family tired of the sandwiches they carry for lunch to ,scbool or office? Sometimes a change In the flavor of the bread is a welcome relief to the monotony, of one sort of sandwich. Wily not try rye bread sandwici~es once in a while? Rye bread is not difficult to make at home. Some flavors blend with it in sandwich form better tilan others, especlany Swiss and other che~es, nut filling, salad filling, Including lettuce with mayon- naise dressing, and perhaps cucum- bers, olives or pickles, In addition, and the various smoked meats, such as ham, bacon, frankfurters, tongue and bologna. Rye ranks next to wheat as a brea~ grain, according to the United States Department o~ Agriculture, because it contains similar proteins, in fact, rye flour is practically the only other kind that can be used successfully alone in yeast breads, but in this country rye bread made with part wheat Is pre- ferred because it is lighter than bread made with rye flour alone. The reclpe below for rye and wl~eat bread makes two loaves: Rys and Wheat Bread. | cupfuls liquid 1~ teaspoonfuls cake yeaet salt 1 t a b I e s p o onful A b o u t $ cupfuls sugar rye fl~ur 2 tablespoonfuls fat 3 cupfuls sifted wheat flour Make a sponge by mixing the wheat flour, tile liquid, the yeast and the sugar. If the sponge is to rise over- its orlginal bulk it Is molded Into long loaves with pointed ends for the last rising. When they have about doubled iu bulk they are-ready to be baked. In order to make the crust crisp, bake in shath)w pans with a thin lay- er of corn meal on the bottom Instead of grease to prevent sticking. The temperature of the oven should be about 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Simple Rules to Follow to Prolong Li?e o? Shoe The nation's shoe bill is one of the Items In the high cost of living with wi~lch the bureau of chemistry of the United States Department of Agricul- ture has concerned itself for a num- ber of years. In that time it has fount out some interesting facts about the number of shoes worn by the average person. Some simple rules for pro- longing the life of a pair of shoes have been formulated as a result of the studies and investigations. It has been found, for instance, that the na- tion's shoe bill could be reduced by mm'e than $200,000.000 annually if each of us wore out but 2~ pairs of shoes instead of the customary 8 pairs each year. This could be done easily, says the department, if we would take better care of our shoes. Especially at this time of year when slloes are apt to get wet, it is very important that they not be placed against a hot stove, radiator or other kind of heater. Wet leather is easily ruined when dried over an intense heat. A few simple rules to follow which are very much worth while, ac- cording to statistical records of wear, might be given here: "Have shoes carefully fitted: well-fitting shoes not only look better, they wear better and are more comfortable. Have two pairs and alternate them--they last longer when used alternately. Keep them clean and well brushed: a dressing of oil, welt rubbed In prolongs the wear of the leather. Canvas shoes should be cleaned on shoe-trees to prevent shrinking, Wet shoes should be dried slowly while on shoe-trees, or stuffed with paper to give them shape. Pro- tect shoes with rubbers in wet weath- er. Do not wear run-down heels; they will spoil the shape of the whole shoe. Have rips and torn places mended at once." Which Way Does a Screw or Nut Turn to Loosen7 In making plumbing repairs at home It is often necessary to tighten or to loosen a screw or nut, and the house- holder Is sometimes uncertain lu which directiou It should be turned. Tl~e Unlted States Department of Ag- riculture says that when screwing or tightening an ordinary right-hand screw, nut, or bolt, one ~should first think of the head of the part to be turned as being the face of a clock and the screwdriver or wrench as be* Rye and Wheat Bread. lng the shaft-which turns the clock night, add the ~uger with rye flour, hands, and then rotate the tool from For a quick sponge the temperatureleft to right or in the same direction should be the same as for dough tt~e clock hands move. Conversely, to (80 td 85 degrees Fahrenheit) ; unscrew or loosen, rotate the tool from fi, r an overnight sponge ordinary room rlght to left or in the direction" oppo- temperature (6~ to 75 degrees site to clockwise. Small, brass screws Fahrenheit) is warm enough. When and stems are easily twisted off and the sponge is sufficiently light add the rendered useless, especially if a large rye flour and the rest of the lngredi- tool is used to turn them. Undue en~. The dough should be about as strain should be avoided, as it may re- stiff as for wheat bread. When it has suit in the part or parts being brok- reached about one and three-fourths en at an unfortunate time. AROUND THE HOUSE Meat should never be put in cold wa- tar except for making soup. * In making an omelet whip the salt Cut a piece of sandpaper 4 by 8 in with the whites of the eggs instead Inches, tack it to the end of the iron- of the yolks and a light dry omelet ing board. Polish your iron on it. that will not fall will be the result. , , , * =* * When cooking hot cakes on a To remove ink stains: Cover the griddle, tie three tablespoonfuls of spot with common cooking soda and salt in a strong white cloth and When si)read on a fiat surface. ~torate the griddle Is hot, Just before ponrin. the soda with hydrogen peroxide and oa the batter, rub salt bag over I~ let it met for awhile. The ink will dis- The cakes will not stick and there w' appear, be no smoke. ELLIE EVELL Says: UST a little rain In the sunshine J makes the flowers grow" was brought to my ndnd by a very matte incident which occurred in my hospital room shout this time two years ago. While my long internment was a great tragedy to me. I was not blind to the humor and pathos of It. I was reading a Letter fromanold editor of mine, now tn Sing Sing, and trying to swallow the lump in my throat at seeing the convict's number under a signature that so recently rep- resented so much prestige and au- thority, when the Judge who had sen- tenced him came in to visit me. He was Justice Bartow S. Weeke who died recently. Robert Louis ste-. venson was right when he said if we stay in one place long enough all the dramas will come to us. An actor acquaintance came in to see me and told me in what bad health he had been lor a year. He needed an operation, he said. hut he wanted It done by ~ particular sur- geon and as yet he didn't have enougb money in reserve to pay for his serv- ices. I suggested that undoubtedly tim doctor would be glad to perform the work with the understla,ding that his fee could be paid In installments later. The other day the actor came in again. He was bursling with health and confided to me that he had had the operation and was working again, setting aside so mucit each week to meet the installments on the surgeon's bill. "Two more payments," he said, "and the operation is mine," During the second year of my hos- pital Incarceration. when I was still flat on my back, a new nurse was as- signed to my hall vnd she came in for the first time to Itelp n~e make u)y ablutions. When she had reached my third chin slle inquired if sire should wash my neck. "By all means," I told her; "you are privileged to wash it if you can find It, because my chins have found me out." While on the subject of having one's face wasimd by someone else, It seems to me I ought to say a word in favor of the round washrag as against the square one. If It were compulsory to use the circular one It wouldn't be possible for the nurse to let the wet corners trail over a person and get Into their mouth when It is only the face that needs washing .___~_.__. We hear much talk about the neces- sity for writers to obtain the proper local coh)r for their masterpieces. If John Brown wants to write a story about a coal miner he ought to be a miner or a piece of coal himself for a whtle, or if his hero is a millionaire he ought to be one for a few weeks, or if he wants to depict a sheik he ought to go to the Sahara or to Holly- wood and observe them closely for a few months. All of those who be- lieve an author can't write about a thing unless he has been it, I refer to Ernest Ball. the composer of "Mother Machree" and many other irish song successes. During a visit one day Mr. Ball as- tonished me by stating ahnost under oath that though his ~ongs are all but national anthems In Erin. he has never been in Ireland. "Mother Machree,' he said, was written in a New York lodging house Just off Broadway, be- ing composed for Chauncey Olcott to sing in "Barry of Ballymore." And the nearest Mr. Bali has gotten to Ireland either before br after that time has been to skirt its shores In a transatlantic steamer. @ Eddie Cantor tells this one as a true story and he even goes so far as to take the responsibility for it. The ingenue left the show, telling the producer that she was going home and would return to the company only If he agreed to pay her fifty dollars a week. A month later she received a telegram which read: "Show reopens Monday on Broad- way. Your part still open." Tbe actress wired this reply: "Will come back for fifty." An hour later she received a tele- gram reading : "Fifty you don't." Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, according to a newspaper story the other day, .are classed by a psychiatrist as "syntonics," which means persons who ere in agreement with the people of their surround- Ings. If Lincoln and.' particularly, Roosevelt were "syntontcs," then all I have to say is that the last war was Just a quilting bee. Said Wells Hawks to Will Crecy: It was at some kind of an army af- fair In Washington. A regular, typi. cal, tough, hard-belied buck private was on guard at the door of one of the offices In the Army and Navy building, and among the visitors was one little, dapper officer who had fought, bled and died gloriously at an office desk all through the late din- agreement. Also he had a string ot ribbons, decorations and medals dear across his chest. The hard-belled one looked him over critically and then remarked in quite an audible aside to his buddy: "That bird doesn't know what peace ]neans. does her' (Copyrlsht by the MeNau~ht Sy~dlc~tte, /.l~.) Much in Little The United States produced 4~0,000 bicycles in 1924. The pigment carmine was discov- ered accidentally. Napoleon put artillery first in im- portance of arms. It is estimated that it takes 1,000 cubic feet of gas to bake 50 one-pound ioaves of bread in the home. According to a recent estimate, no fewer than 7,000 different beauty prep. arations, for the s ',in, tips are now on sale In &me~lca.