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JI Winter Bathing by the "Snowbirds" of New York N EVv' YORK.The sea gods and mermaids who happen to get into some of tile breakers that wash up ell Brighton Beach have many surprises these cold days. On almost ally day of the season during the winter months, but especially on Sundays, a great many men and women go into the water at Brighton Beach. They like it best when the snow falls and they can send the blood circulating through their veins with a brisk snowball battle on the shores All sorts of games are played on the sands r in the snow before the plunge, and the women as well as the men play leapfrog and a >x -- modified form of baseball. The snow- .. birds come from their bathhouses through the biting air with nothing over their bathing suits. With the exception of the fact that all of them wear slippers, while in summer there are always a few girls who do not trouble to do this, their attire is exactly the Mlme as it is in the hottest weather For about two hours there are games before the plunge is taken. The time spent :  in the water varies with the coldness of the weather. In the late autumn or on a mild winter day the swimmers will spend 15 minutes in the water, while in midwinter not more than two or three minutes will be spent in the water. All of tile snowbirds are swimmers, and most of them take tim time to do a little swirvmlng even on the coldest days. No mat- ter how athletic and how unafraid is the typical snowbird she never lingers on the beach after the plunge. The snowbird wears no wraps after coming out of the water, as it has been found that the time taken in putting on the wrap is better expended in sprinting for shelter. Spartan to the last. the snow- bird dresses in a room which is unheated. The bathhouse is provided with a warm room, but this is very little used. as tile genuine winter.bathers prefer to dress in an unheated room. Another tradition of the snowbird is that no warm drink or'alcoholic drink of any sort is taken before or after coming out of the water, After a quick alcoholic rub the snowbird emerges from the bath- house in a glorious glow, with eyes shining, cheeks glowing, full of high spirits, strong and gay. Chicago Man Flees Hospital to Get Big Steak HICAGO.For four days Con Colefimn lived on" sympathy, science and qk, gruel at the Passavant hospital. Then he rebelled. "I can stand the Imeumonia," he said to the nurse, "but I haven't got pneumonia of the stomach --can-'t you get me some corned beef and cabbage?" . "Lie still and go ,to sleep," said the" imperturbable young woman. Cole. : man obediently closed his eyes and the nurse went out. When she had ! gone the invalid leaped from his bed, : went on tiptoe to a locker and dressed in a few seconds. Then he walked of the hospital. And when the returned she gasped only once called the police. .: . "Patient escaped, eh?" said the desk ;. eergeant at the Chicago avenue station. "All right--l'll send a policeman." "But you don't seem to understandS: protested the nurse. "He's got pneu- The desk sergeant whistled softly. "Why didn't you say so in the first place? I'll send two policemen." Policemen Hassett and QuInn found Coleman at his home eating a steak tea inches long, eight inches wide and two inches thick. "Nothing doing till i finish," warned the sufferer. "Stand !back." He ate the steak and three boiled potatoes and half a 10af of bread. Then and consented to return to the hospital. to worry you," he said to the nurse, "but I'd rather die of pneu- than starvation. What's on the menu for supper?" Kansas City Boasts the Most Courteous Burglar CITY.A disk of white light danced along the floor of Miss Flor. enee Boyle's bedroom. Finding the bedposts, the light climbed, like a and settled quietly on Miss Coyle's head and shoulders. Miss Florence rubbed her eyes. Then she sat up in bed and brushed the strands of hair away from her face. "What do u want?" Miss Florence asked, in an even, polka, well modu- lated tone. Came back, out of the darkness be- hind the light, an even more polite, soft, courteous voice: "Please don't be disturbed. Just don't say a word." "But you're In my room. Won't you at least tell me your name?" The and then decided not to. The light flashed off, and a slender glided out the door. " Miss Coyle put on her slippers and awakened her father and mother. To- her they searched the house, but the slender, polite, courteous burglar was So was about $50 worth of Miss Coyle's Jewelry, agold lavalliere, a gold t and several rings, one a small diamond. 'Miss Coyle is a teacher at the Bancroft school. t burglar should read about it," she said, "I'd like him to know that mut be tobbed it's so much nicer to be robbed by a courteous, gentle bmrlar." ! Miss Coyle lives with her father and mother. The house Is a large, old- hioned structure. The burglar entered by prying the lock from the kitchen He took all the dishes from the kitchen table and carefully piled in the snow withont breaking one. Coyle said the burglar must:have been in the house about four He ransacked every bureau, went through the rooms of Mr. and Mrs. awakening them, and then closed their door and locked it. P'00tUre Brides From lapan Will Marry in Frisco scores of "picture brides," who will cross the Pa- during'lPl5 to embark on matrimonial seas with husbands never have seen, will, upon reaching Angel Island Immigration station affairs in the hands of Dr. whose appointment as ' of the Japanese Association announced recently. span a register mar- by the government of transferring the to the register contain- bridegroom. She then with a photograph of her after a physical exam- given a passport, the meantime the husband in IBIL: ,'t I a photograph of his approaching bride and is informed of her arrival. Haworth, in his new capacity, will see that the exchange of pho- correctly, and that each man gets his own wife. The bride, a Certificate issued by the Japanese consulate that Is able to support a wife. These formalities disposed of, an ceremony is performed. has been interpreter at Angel island sines 1907. Hlstorio Dutch CItle the In the'fifteenth and sixteenth Can- The United turies the fame of Mlddleburg and for the grind- Flushing, in Holland, extended all over and little, but the murope. The latter especially was so tme from Europe, important that it was called "the key to the Dutch seas." The Emperor Charles V Visited the some of Zuytburg. It was tember, I556, he dated his dietion, before sailing from AUSTRALIAN TROOPS LAND AT PLYMOUTH A(JI __---- WIN How the Tide Was Turned on the Marne. . BATTLE ,,rag for him to enter one of them and drive tile whole length of the battle feont in ttlr course of the night. There are now 15,000 automobiles and 12.000 rucks in the service of the t'rench army. One of the automobile service corps' biggest feats was the transfer of the British arlny from Braisne, between Soisnc and Itcims. to St. Omar. a dis- tance of 170 miles. The 200,000 men were transported to their now posi- tions within three days. RAT WENT THROUGH THE WAR Unusual Pet Was in Soldier's Pbcket During Hot Fights in Flanders. London.--Perhaps the only. rat on record that ever went throug]a a mili- tary campaign, ensconced snugly in its soldier owner's pocket, at the bat- tie of Mona, the Marne and the Alsne. is now in London in the possession of Sergeant Johnson of the Royal ,.'laid artillery. Johnson was wounded at Soissons and is on a few days' leave. "Billy," as Johnson calls his rat. though the latter is a lady, is pure white, and was given to the English soldier by a French girl at the begin- ning of the war. During the battle of Mona, the rat sat on her master's right hoot. Twice she wandered away, but came back all right and was in the fighting all the way from Mona to Melun, southeast 6f Paris, and back to the Marne and the Aisne. Billy was in Sergeant Johnson's pocket all the time and was never hurt. When the soldier landed at Southampton, after he had been wounded by shrap- nel, a lady who saw the white rat. presented to Johnson a black te.rier pup naet ":aby to keep Billy com- pany. The rat and the pup are now close friends. WAR SPATS CAUSE DIVORCE Use of French Language Classified as OffenseSuspects Tried by Court Martial. Basel, Swltzerland.--German mar- tial law is described by Alsatians in Basel as "weighing heavily" upon their countrymen at home. They declare that the speaking of French is classified as an offense un- der the orders issued by the com- manding generals of [he Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Twenty-first German Army corps, who cite the imperial laws of 1878 and 1882 to sup- port their contention. The testimony of the children and servants is taken as proof before court-maxtiJ of guilt of talking French. Personal feeling between pro-French and pro-German Alsatians is running high, visiting Alsatians declare. The 'local courts have granted divorces re. cently to husbands and wives unable to live harmoniously because of their opposing national sympathies. MAKING UP FOR VODKA EDICT Russian Revenues Nearly Up to Ex. pensee In Spite of Pro- htbltlon. Petrograd.Next to the war the financial side of life is claiming the at- tention of the Russian public. In spite of the war, with its loss of customs receipts, and the abolition of the vodka monopoly, which together mean a loss of $400,000,000, the reve- nues for 1915 are estimated at $1,550,- 000,000. Ordinary expenses are esti- mated at $1,540,000,000, extraordinary expenses estimated at $75,000.009, making $1,615,000,000 the total ex- penses for 1915. General Gallieni Hurls 70,000 Men by Taxicab Against German Flank and Forces Retreat to the Atsne. By FRANKLIN P, MERRICK. (International News Service. Paris. It is not generally known that the Battle of the Marne was won by automobiles. General Gallienl had 400 taxicabs and other light motor cars at his disposal. It will be remem- bered that Von Kluck with the rtglt of the German army got RS far as Cham- piley. General Gallieni, as military gov- ernor of Paris, had a large force, prob- ably half a million men, at his disposal and he was responsible for the defense of Paris. Galltenl figured that he had more men than he really needed and that 70,000 of his men could be spared for work at the front. Acting entirely upon his own re- sponsibility, he ordered hls men to crowd into the automobiles. He made each taxicab carry nine soldiers. It was a curious sight. There were two in each seat, two on tbe hood. one with the driver and one on each run- ning board. Within six hours he threw the whole 70,000 against the flank of the Ger- mans at Meaux, about thirty-five miles from Paris. Von Kluck evidently had not reckoned with such a sortie, tie was forced to stop and give battle. The French, retiring on his front, re-formed and gave battle. The result was the retreat of the Germans from Marne to the Aisne after the sanguinary bat- tle named from the first river, This is only one of the great exploits of the French army automobile trans- port service. No other nation in this war has used the motor car with the  ectiveness of the French. The auto- obile transport service is organized I  a separate branch. Working with ,mazing rapidity just after the begin- ling of the war. the French army offi- ee' drafted into this corps men who had been eraptoyed in automobile manufacture--foremen, skilled work- men, testers and drivers. The officers were drawn from the manufacturers, agents and other heads of automobile organizations. The heaviest trucks are used for ammunition carriers and light- er commercial vehicles for the food supply. General Mongtn commands the whole corps. Some noted French race drivers are now in.the army service. Bolllot alter- nates with the Marquis D'Albufera In driving General Joffre's car. Several machines are kept ready day and night for General Joffre and it is no unusual KING WHO KNOWS NO FEAR ENEMIES IN DEATH EMBRACE Frenchman and German Bayonet Each Other and Die With Hands Clasped. London.--A French observer of the battlefield of the Marne tells that he saw a Frenchman and a German lying together, apparently in the act of ex- changing a handshake. Coming near- er, he found that each man had bayo- neted the other, and had fallen in a death embrace which mimicked the pose of greeting friends This unique picture of the king of the Belgians was taken in the trenches where his'valiant little army is de- fending the last few miles of the devas- tated country. Every morning the king pays a visit to his soldiers, asks after their welfare, and generally comforts them. On this occasion he presented the men with warm rugs, the gift of Queen Elizabeth. FOOTBALL GAME HALTS WAR British and German Soldiers Fight on the Gridiron--Kaiser Upsets the Schedule. Berlin.--A general order Issued by the German army authorities prohibits football games in the field between German and English soldiers. At Christmas time men from both sides in the west,,rn theater of war fraternized and played hotly-contested games of football. Officers and men laid aside their arms and watched the players and cheered them on. The rivalry became so intense that war was forgotten and the men who kicked the most goals received more applause than is usually given heroes on the fighting line. At one place where the Germans and British played tile game was a draw and the players agrees to sus- pend fighting for two days more in order to decide the issue on two games out of three. News of this reached the military authoritie and it was decided that football was lpterfering too much with the business of warfare, aside from the complications arising from too friendly contact between the ad- vance guards. The order was issued forthwith and there will be no more athletic con- tests between the soldiers, who also are forbidden to fraternize or meet on any terms except those of bitter en- mity. OBSERVATION DUTY A French observation officer on dut along the firing line. GUNS' ROAR DRIVES MEN MAE Soldiers Go at Each Other With Bay oneta or Rush for Each Oth. er'a Thoat Washington, D. C.Europe's war i converting hundreds of men into ray, ing maniacs, according to MaJ. J. J. Dickinson of the state departmen who recently saw fighting in ths trenches near Soissons. "They don't fire at each other," hs said, "but the din of artillery directed at the covered trenches is positively maddening. Now and then I saw men Jump out of the trenches and go at each other with bayonets or in a mad rush for each others' throats. "From my position from trenches a little behind the actual firing line I saw hundreds of men brought back. They did not seem to he wounded. They were screaming, raving maniacs, driven Insane by that maddening roar of artillery overhead." LOST GLASS EYE IN FIGHT French Soldier Wants New Optic So He May Rejoin Fores= at Front. Paris.Emlle Deeostered, a French soldier, has written an oculist in Paris asking that he be supplied a new eye. His letter states that he fought with his regiment until a week ago when he was wounded by a ball that hit the glass eye and  shattered it. "The doctor, noticing I am without an eye," says Deeostered, "is holding me in the hospital. Please send me an eye so that I can join my com- mand." ARE SILENCED BY WHITLOCK office showed signs of at card, drew himself up, clicked his le use of English by their neighbors, heels together, saluted and murmured his excuses. The stranger's card bore the name of l- nary and the United but the latter took no notice of the annoyance of the Germans and con- tinued their talk. r many the Germans could stand it no longer and one of the officers arose and approaching the table at which the strangers were sitting said: "I will he obliged if you will stop talking in English; it displeases and annoys me." One of the men thereupon the Ills ow New . movies show tton Envoy Hands Card to German Offi- cers Who Objeoted to His 8peaking English. Paris.& story printed here of a peculiar incident at Brussels recently is attracting much comment and con- siderable amusement. Two German officers were dining in a restaurant in the Belgian capital. At the adjoining table were two !en ve=ing in English. Tim O -j;] The Latest Fancy 3 L r ILL-L:A 4-L.-!qg - ile latest fad which has seized upon the feminine fancy and is about to run its course is the wearing of a full, straight-hanging veil. It is usually of net bordered with narrow ribbon, but, before hmg, veils of ehan. filly and other laces may outnumber those of. figured net. In spite of the popularity of figured lace in the smaller face veils the fact remains that they are less becoming than plain or dotted nets, The smartest of the new veils are shaped to flare and ripple about the bottom, after the manner of the new skirts. Those in taupe color, twine color and black hold first place and look especially well with the new damS- Hats in Veils + +-+. season lmts which are early in the field as harbingers of the coming o[ spring. A new design in veils of figured net Is shown in the picture, having pendant fern leaves as a pattern on auet ground. It is interesting as a novelty. but the more irregular floral designs are more attractive. An illustration of the two most popu* lar nets is given also. showing one with a square anti one with a hexag- onal mesh. Veils of this kind are bordered with velvet dots. some of them square and others ronnd, and in size varying from a sixteenth to a half inch in diameter. for Southern Journeyings F these fortunate ones who escape winter by journeying South are wor- ried by misgivings as to what they shall wear. they may set their minds at rest. Gowns for southern tourists, as enchanting as those in seasons past. and millinery as exquisite as has ever been worn, are all at hand. Whether or not they are inspirations from creators of styles in Paris or America Is not the important matter They are here and they are lovely, and those who wear them or thos Who go to see them are not to be dis- appointed. In hats for southern wear the pana- ma is playing the leading role. There are many shapes to choose from in this beautiful weave. Among them moderately large hats on the sailor order, with either straight or rolling brims, and others that droop back and front contrive to be becoming to al- most every wearer. Many people must confine their trav- eling to America this yes.r, and a great- er throng than ever will see and be seen in the fashion parade grounds of the South. What is worn there will be orn later in the North. Styles that survive and for which a demand is created will become our fashions for ......___.._..El many colors. It looks best In the _ straight.brimmed shapes, of which an example is given here. Poinsettias. simulated in ribbon, or other flowers posed fiat against the crown, make a most effective trim- ming against so brilliant a background. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. " , Bits About Blouses, It is lash'ion's decree that blouses have had their day--for time at least--and so we must attention to much simpler designs. They are extremely smart and very" becoming to most women, This season we have a number r silks and a lovely new. chiffon crepe, known as georgette crepe. Unlike chiffon, the georgette crepe needs no net foundation, for, while it Is quite thin, it ia more opaque a washes beautifully. The pussy willow sl]ks some ! a heavier quality than crepe de chine. and are a sort of cross between theft and messaline, with a, fine subdued ln. ter to them. Either cf the two fabrics lust-men- the summer season. It Is pleasant to tioned will work up nlcely in a blouse contemplate, therefore, the survival of i white, palest pink or yellow, muve, [ navy, pea green or rust color. These such attractive headwear a the two hats shown here. I are the smartest blouse colorings just A dressy panama, tn shepherdess  now. style, is edged with a narrow border of lace and trimmed with a band and hanging loops and end of velvet rib- bon. A flower motif with folia s applied fiat to crown and , . out any attempt at regularlty This is a wonderfully chic and elegant hat. The second hat has been christened er it has been blacked It will with several names, each with refer- a high polish. There ence to the straw of which it is made. tar to dust a felt hat, and silk One hears it sailed "the lemon straw," "the barnyard' and ' the rustle.' This last best expresses it. It Is woven of fectly without large lustrous straws and shown in injuring the silk, Cspes of Satin. lelave you noticed the fascinating lit- tle capes of black satin or velvet silk, Chiffon or lace, th hang from the shoulders like those treed to line the capes, and they are t in different lengths Velvet for Dusting. A piece of velvet is a fine cleaner black chantiUy lace fully from the ahouiders D|scord. Patlence--So they ad wife. ,, the trouble? "It seems they | d 1