Introduced by an English Monarch by
Way of Economy.
The waistcoat—when at least It Is a
"fancy vest"—ls the iHst remaining
vestige of the gorgeoustiess which was
once displayed in men's dress, and on
Oct. Ift. ItttW, Pepys chronicles Its first
appearance on the person of Charles
11. The novel garment was a “long
cassock,'* as the diarist terms It. worn
close to the body, it was of “black
cloth, pinked with white silk under it.*'
Men will agree that the waistcoat is
ft convenient aud commendable gar
ment. the absence of which would de
prive them, to speak of no other dis
comfort. of an invaluable set of (Kck
eta. It appears strange, therefore, that
it should no* have come into being at
an earlier date.
Soon after the restoration a sleeve
less vest, which likewise left the waist
open, was worn uuder the doublet. It
was not a true waistcoat. This style
of dress was brought from France by
Charles 11. From beneath ttie fullness
of shirt exposed by the open vest “the
breeches displayed their expanded
width," with hunches of ribbon at the
waist and lace rutiles below 1 tbe knees.
The doublet worn over the vest was
richly laced and embroidered. So cost
ly was tlils mode of attire that the
king resolved to give the lead toward
n more economical and sober fashion,
and In the fulfillment of this design he
donned the new garment, which l'ep.vs
bailed with pleasure.
Such were the circumstances which
attended the introduction of the waist
coat. It came in the name of economy
iind reform, but ere iotig it developed
into as expensive and decorative a gar
ment as any which man has ever tak
en to himself. Gradually it was ex
tended downward till it almost reached
the knees, it was made of the richest
materials, and the outer coat was
shaped to hang well open to display
Extravagance and love of finery were
simply transferred from one style to
another, and on the waistcoat was lav
ished all the embellishment which pre
viously had l>eeu bestowed on the
breeches. Those flowered and em
broidered waistcoats of sheeny satin,
with laced flaps, may certainly have
been less troublesome anil fantastic
than the preceding fashion, but wheth
er they reduced the wearer's account
with his tailor is highly doubtful.
Tbe long flapped waistcoat remained
In favor many years. It was still worn
by noblemen aud gentlemen when
Holiday Hat Sale
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In this lot can be found many new colors and shapes that have never been
shown in this community before, and which will be very popular for holi
day wear. We are going to offer our entire lot of
Fancy and Novelty Hats at 33 I=3 Per Cent. Off.
Now, boys, here is your chance to get a bran new hat in the latest color and
style at a very low price. We will also offer our entire stock of staple hats
at 25 per cent off. In this lot can be found blacks and whites in any shape.
If you need a hat of any kind here is your chance
HODGES & COOPER, WINDER, GA.
George I. ws £!•. in toe Following
reign a somewhat shorter waistcoat
was prevalent, and from this time the
flap began to decrease lu length. In
stead of reaching almost to the Knee It
came only halfway down the thigh.
As men's dress became more simpli
fied toward the close ot the eighteenth
century and putting, lace and embroid
ery were abandoned the flap disap
The Name "Pepye."
How should "l’ep.vs" be pronounced?
Percy Lubbock, wlio wrote a biogra
phy of Samuel I’epys. declares “Peeps. ’
But there are many |>eople living and
talking who call themselves “Peppis."
In 1(571) was published a volume called
"Lnolda Intervatla.” by James Car
casse. who was a clerk in the office of
Pepys. He did not like I’epys and
would have been glad to spelt It
“Peeps.” But he didn’t. He wrote:
Get thee behind me. then; dumb devil
The Lord hath Ephthatha said to my
Him i must praise who opened hath my
Sent me from navy to the urk by Pepys.
From this the London Chronicle con
cludes that to his contemporary l'ep.vs
The Blue Danube.
The Danube still retains its ancient
splendors. The Ithine is the river of
vine clad, sunny hills, ruined castles
on rugged crags, mediaeval history
and modern glory in war and in peace,
a river bright as the warble of a bird
in the wood. The Danube hills carry
immense, almost untouched, forests,
higher and grander than the heights if
the Ithine. la the midst of this rich,
deep green verdure lonely white moun
tains break in ou the eye. There are
many wayside chapels, too. on the
banks. In solemn, awesome, majestic
beauty the Danube far excels the
cheery, pretty Ithine. and it must he
called a pity that so few American
travelers take u tour on this inde
scribably superb river.—Omaha Bee.
“That was tough meat you gave me
last night." said the customei
"Oh. run along!” said the dealer.
“You will forget it by the time you
pay for it.”—Buffalo Express.
Little Willie—What Is fame, pa?
Pa—Fame, my sou. is a ladder with
grease on each rung.—Chicago News.
The Abyssinian wife is the bead of
Henry Ward Beecher's Wit.
On one occasion as Mr. Beecher was
In tbe midst of an impassioned speech
someone attempted to interrupt him
by suddenly crowing like a cock. The
orator, however, was equal to the oc
casion. He stopped, listened till the
crowing ceased and then. %ith a look
of surprise, pulled out his watch.
“Morning already!" he said. "My
watch is only at 10. But there can be
no mistake about it. The instincts of
the lower animals are infallible.”
There was a roar of laughter. The
“lower animals" in the gallery collaps
ed. and Mr. Beecher was able to re
sume as if nothlug had occurred.
Convicts who are sent to the French
penal colony in French Guiana are
punished In exactly Inverse ratio to
their crimes. The murderers and the
most dangerous convicts ate sent to
the island of Salvation, where they
lead lazy and healthy lives, but the
men convicted of lesser offenses work
and die in it terrible climate on tbe
coast. In the settlement of St. Jean
de Mnroni the mortality Is from 40 to
50 per cent. The average life of a
convict is two years.
Which Was It?
“Are we slaves or are we free men?"
thundered the orator. “I pause for a
“Some of us are married.” came the
answer from the last row of seats. —
New York Sun.
Judge—Do you swear to tell the
truth, the whole truth? Fair Witness
—lt will be just perfectly lovely if
you really have the time to listen.—
“A little of this goes n long way.”
said the aeronaut as he flicked the ash
from his cigar.—Harvard Lampoon.
A Far Sighted Man.
"Women vote! Never, sir, with my
“What! And have my wife losing
thirty dollar hats to other women on
the election!"—Boston Transcript.
Usually Has To.
“Say. paw. what is a genius?"
"A genius is a man who can do his
own washing, sewing aud cooking, my
boy.”— Lou is ville Courier-J ourna I.
Weak men never yield at tbe proper
NOT BURIED AT SEA.
Tha Humana French Boatman and tha
A long expected French lugger was
seen making for tbe roadstead, and
tbe Lowestoft free traders were on
tbe alert, anxiously seeklug an oppor
tunity for communicating with her
crew. While they waited for a lapse
of vigilance on tbe part of tbe excise
men a boat was lowered from tbe lug
ger and rowed toward the shore. A
curious crowd of beach men and ex
cise men assembled to meet her. aud
as she came in on the crest of a roller
ft was observed that she contained a
The French boatmen had a mourn
ful tale to fell. On board the lugger
had been an Englishman suffering
from an illness which soon proved fa
tal. In his last moments of conscious
ness he had begged the captain not to
bury him at sea. but to keep his body
until a resting place could be found
for it under the green turf of a church
yard iu his native land. Sympathy
with his sad fate and the knowledge
that the lugger was not far from the
English coast had induced the captain
to consent, and now he had sent the
body ashore for burial, in spite of
his broken English the Frenchmen's
spokesman told his tale well.
Both excise men and beach men—
especially the latter—loudly expressed
their admiration of the captain's con
duct. A parson was summoned, and
iu a little while a mournful procession
made its way from the beach to the
churchyard. Even the chief officer of
the excise men was present and is said
to have shed tears.
That night the local •'resurrection
ists” were busy, aud at dawn the
churchyard contained a desecrated
grave. A little way Inland, however,
in the midst of the marshes, a smug
glers’ store received the addition of a
coffin filled with silks and lace. —
“Highways and Byways lu East An
glia." by W. A. Dutt.
A Chinese Joke.
There was a man iu Cb’angan who
was very fond of giving dinners, but
the food given was atrocious. Oueday
n guest threw himself on his knees In
front of this gentleman and said. “Am
I not a friend of yours?”
“You are. indeed." replied his host.
“Then I must ask of you a favor,”
said the guest, "and you must grant it
before I rise from my knees.”
“Well, what is it?” inquired his host
“Never io invite me to dinner any
Schedule Seaboard Air Line
No. 52 —For local stations, Mon
roe and Columbus... 9:45 a m
No. 32 —For Norfolk, Washing
ton and New York... 1:52 pm
No. 58 —For local stations to
Athens 7:32 p m
No. 36 —For local stations north
of Athens, Richmond
and East 12:11 a rn
No. 37 —For Atlanta, Birming
ham and west 5:23 a in
No. 57 —tor local stations and
Atlanta 7:45 a m
No. 33 —For Atlanta, Birming
ham, Memphis and
West 3:12 p m
No. 53 —For Atlanta and west 6:18 p m
These arrivals and departures are
given as information and are not guar
Schedule Gainesville IVlidland Railway
No. 11 —Lv. 8 :Ho a. m.
No. l;> —Lv. 2:o0 p m.
No. l,> — Lv. 10:30am: Sun. only.
No. 12 —At. 11 :25 ft m.
No. 14 —At. AiJO p m.
No. I(5—A.. 4 :2o pm ; Sun. onlv.
more!” cried the guest, at which the
whole party burst into a loud roar of
laughter.—North China Herald.
Shopkeeper (to commercial traveler!
—Cau’t give you an order. (Juite over
stocked. Traveler— Let me at least
show you my samples. Shopkeeper-
Spare yourself the trouble. 1 can't
look at them. Traveler—Then will you
allow me to look at them myself? it
is three weeks since I have seen them.
—London Penny Pictorial.
“Do cigars ever contain roj:*.?'
"No. That's just a pleasantry of the
Jokemakers. Asa matter of fact,
hemp is too expensive to put in tbe
cheaper brands of cigars.”—London
The eruptions of Vesuvius greatly in
crease the fertility of the ground in
How many people would be will
ing to write secret thoughts of one
day on a blackboard? —Ex.