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How to Act at a Reception.
Will you please answer tho follow
ing questions in regard to a recep
tion? How Is punch or frappe served?
Should one shako hands with those
who servo It and with thoso serving In
tho dining room?
Do thoy have Bome one to show you
around and lntroduco you to thoso
you hav.o not met? If not, do you In
Tell mo some of the pleasant things
to say to those receiving. Greenhorn.
Punch and frappe are served from
a largo bowl In small glasses. It Is
not necessary or customary to shako
hands with anyono except those In tho
There should bo Beveral Intlmato
friends to look out for and lntroduco
strangers to at least two or threo por
nons, thus putting them at their easo.
"Under certain conditions you might
It Is Impossible to write out in do
tall pleasant things to say. Express
your pleasure at being present and, of
course, remark that It Is a charming
affair, or words to that effect.
Fop a Huntsman's Party.
I wish to entortaln a party of hunts
men and would like you to suggest tho
table decoration and what refresh
ments I should servo. I expect to
havo them In tho evening and thought
a Dutch lunch would bo nice.
A Dutch supper would bo suitable,
for men always like plain things with
few frills. Why not have a camp ket
tie with flowers for tho centerpiece,
with small ones filled with salted nuts
at each plate? It would bo fun to
have a regular camp supper broiled
bacon, eggs, baked potatoes, flapjacks
and sirup, with coffee. TIiIb would bo
a .decided novelty and very Informal.
Ask tho men to come In huntsman's
garb and the ladies In shirtwaist suits.
You might have a fish and game din
ner A Valentino Reception.
Tho Junior class of our high school
in going to give a reception to tho
seniors on February 14. How soon be
fore tho reception Bhould tho Invita
tions bo sent out? What could wo
serve for refreshments? Wo do not
desire anything very elaborate about
two courses. Could you suggest a
pretty way for decorating the table,
Fancy Dresses for
Tho first child pictured wears a
Folly dress, a species of carnival cos
tume; or, If you prefer, April fool,
It would look well carried out In palo
yellow, blue aud whlto; tho skirt of
yellow ntnon would havo a tunic of
pale bluo faced black with white, tho
triple alfianco being equally carefully
distributed in the construction of the
corsage and cap. A foil stick is car
ried in tho hand.
Tho boys' costume should be mado
of somo cotton material, the edgeH
slit up into long points, while ono
black and ono red stocking adds to
the general demonlsh appearanco, and
also tho closo-flttlng llttlo skull cap,
with its oars and horns, tho latter
fashioned out of cap wire closely cov
ered. Turning out a dress of this
description at home provides an in
which will bo squaro nnd In tho center
of tbo dining room, whllo tho guests
will bo seated along tho walls?nuth.
Just as soon as you read this got
out your Invitations, for young pcoplo
have many engagements at this sea
son. For refreshments got your baker
to mako to order heart-shaped patty
shells to bo filled with cream oyBters;.
decorate with hearts cut from enrrots
with vegctnblo cutter; have heart,
shaped sandwiches. Then havo pink
ico cream, cut heart-shaped, with vi
gilt arrow sticking In It. Ilnvo tho tn-'
bio powdorcd with tiny pink hearts,
laid on In heart outlines, surrounding
a heart form filled with flowers. Tho
tinsmith will mako It.
As to Wedding Expenses.
What expense should tho groom
bear In tho preparation for his mar
rlago? Also what should tho brldo or
her peoplo? E. S. T.
Tho only oxponso borno by tho
bridegroom is for tho - carriage that
takes him and his best man to tho
church nnd himself and brldo awny..
He buyB tho wedding ring, bouquet
for brldo and attendants and usually!
gives his best man nnd ushers favors
and, "of courso, pays the marriage fee.,
Tho bride's family entortaln the wed
ding guests and moot nil other ex
penses. Duty of Groom's Parents.
When a couple become engaged Is
it necessary for tho groom's parents
to send cards or any message to tho
brldo's parents, they having nB yet no
acquaintance and not residing near
onough to each other to exchange
When a young man notlflos his
parents of his engagement thoy cer
tainly should send a note of welcomq
to tho prospective daughter-in-law.
And It Is a very pretty courtesy to ask
her to visit them.
What would be tho proper refresh
ment for a two o'clock wedding, and
should a brldo wear a veil? Tho wed
ding Is to bo In June. Genevieve
Chicken salad, sandwiches, coffee,
Ice cream and wedding cake with cof
fee will bo tho proper outlay, Just tho
samo as for an evening wedding. By
all means u brldo should wear a veil.
It Is the ono and only occasion a girl
has that privilege and sho should
avail herself of It. What Is sweeter
than a Juno bride? June Is the month
of roses and of brides.
For a Handkerchief Booth.
Will you please send me sugges
tions for a handkerchief booth for a
church fair, to bo all in white? Chair
man. Have tho attendants wear handker
chief caps and aprons; make balls of
handkerchiefs by stringing from the
confer and hang round tho booth.
Thoy can be cut off as sold- For a
background use whlto crepe paper,
dipped In thin mucilage and then cov
ored'wlth diamond dust.
the Winter Season
credible amount of Interest nnd fun,
and Incidentally brings forth all man
ner of resources hitherto undream
The dear little milkmaid speaks for
herself, a suggestion that could be
successfully carried out for, a child
from six years upwards. The Inten
tion Is frankly picturesque nnd espe
cially designed to be carried out in
tho most inexpensive washing mate
rials. A flowered memorized muslin
for the bouffant tunic, and a thin strip
ed cotton for tho skirt, a soft white
muslin kerchief and cuffs Imparting
tho daintiest of touches. The three
legged stool nnd milk pall are neces
sary accessories, the lntter carried on
tho head, which Is plcturesquoly tied
up in a silk handkerchief, tho ends
knotted under the chin.
HEADS THE GREATEST
iong boforo put nil of his monoy Into tho business Ab a result ho Is where
ho Is today, whllo tho conservative old Hack Hay gentlomon well, thoy are
still on Dack Day.
SENATOR BAILEY ENDS NOTABLE CAREER
The retirement of Joseph W. Bai
ley of Texas from tho United Statos
senate marks tho closo of ono of tho
most remarkable political careers in
the history of congress. For more
than twonty-threo years Senator Bai
ley has scrvod his party in tho halls
of the lower and upper housos.
Espousing tho cause of Domocracy
ho entered congress as a representa
tive from tho Fifth Texas district,
while only twenty-seven years old.
In tho senate he took tho lead In
almost every debato, was always an
effective speaker and was ono of tho
most praised and maligned Democrats
in that body.
Senator Bailey served In tho fifty
occond, fifty-third, fljfty-fourth and
fifty-sixth congresses. Ho aligned
himself with tho Bryan freo silver
policy early In his congressional ca
reer. Despite tho fact that ho had
risen In tho ranks of the lower house
to a strong position of leadershln ho
was severely criticised by tho Populists of Texas nnd after tho national convention-
of 189G ho announced that ho would not again bo a congressional
Mr. Bailey did not quit politics, however. Indeed his refusnl of tho con
gressional candidacy was regarded as ono of tho shrowdest moves of his
political career. It brought him prominently beforo the people of his home
state with whom he was a prlmo favorite and In a measure forced his elec
tion as United States senator.
CZAR OF RUSSIA IS THE RICHEST MAN
czar's Income Including his salary and
property, Is about 37 Vi million dollars n
and a few odd cents a day.
MISS HELEN TAFT IS
Fresh from her experiences In
Glacier Natlonnl park where hIip rode
greut distances on horseback nnd
camped among tho Indlnns, Miss Hel
en Taft daughter of th.j president, is
this winter throwing herself with re
newed vigor Into tho work of tho
Camp Fire Girls, Even beforo her
experiences In tho west, Miss Taft
was a member of tho national coun
cil of tho organization. Tho stimulus
of Miss Taft's Interest Is having a
wide effect In this noteworthy or
ganization, tho object of which Is to
got the nation's young women back
Not only has Miss Taft taken up
a part In tho official direction of tho
organization, but she has organized a
Camp Fire of Girls In Noel houso, n
social settlement at the national cap
ital. Fnder her guidance this camp
fire bids fair to be u shining example
and Inspiration all over tho country.
At first MIbs Taft Joined tho C'amn
rlro Girls under tho pledgo of secrocy as she dreaded tho notoriety that
would arise from It, onco tho press got hold of It. Hut tho urgument wan
.nado to her that tho very fact of her interests, as daughtor of tho president,
would do more to forward the movement than any other single action.
Miss Taft then consonted to the necessary publicity aud her action has, na
prophecies awnkenpd widespread interest.
TImo waB, and not so very long
ago--about twenty-five or thirty
years when thoy called tho first
long-dlstnnco tolephouo installation
In thlB country "Vall'B Folly." This
characterization was originated nnd
encouraged by certain conservative
old gentlemen in capitalistic circles
In Boston, who refused to Invest tn
n project which was being ndvnncod
by Thcodoro Newton Vail, then en
tering upon thnt oluslvo period of
life's span commonly called tho
'prlmo," but cvon then showing pos
session of thnt valuable faculty of
grasping n situation in Its Inception,
nnd looking temporately, but confi
dently Into tho futuro, which srn
him from a $tO-n-month position ns
a railway mall-clerk to tho presidency
of a corporation cnpitnltzed at $2G0,
000,000. Mr. Vail had tho courngo of hla,
convictions in those early days of.
telephone development, and ho hnd
"Czar Nicholas rules over tho larg
est empire on tho globe; ho draws the
biggest salary of any ruler; ho Is
tho richest mnn In tho world," said
a well-known Russian tho other day.
"Thoso aro threo things which Amer
ica with all Its 'biggest' cannot
equal," he ndded.
Well-informed Russians say tho
cznr is wealthier than Rockefeller,
Morgan, Cnrneglo or any one of tho
RothBchllds. Attention has been
drawn to his vast wealth by tho re
cent death of Count Dendrlkoff, his
"man of affairs."
Just how wealthy the "Llttlo
Father" of all tho Russians Is no one
seomB to know. It Is doubtful wheth
er ho hlmBclf could come as near
telling what his balanco Is as perhaps
tho Standard Oil trust king could
namo his. Tho bookkeeping In tho
domain of the oil king Is more sclen
llllc than among the Russians.
11 in tOIMIIUlUM, IIUIVUVUI, Willi IIIO
profits and dividends from his vast
year $.1,120,000 a month, or $101,160
A CAMP FIRE GIRL
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n . 'its'ait .
POWER OF FARM-BRED BOYS
Unlike the City Youth, He Is Not Cod
dled Nor Helped Over the Many
Tho farm Is the plnco to glvo a
boy a good stnrt In life It Is there
thnt ho learns lndepondenco of
thought nnd action. Ho Is not coddled
nor helped over tho rough places as
ho city boy Is. Ho Is forced to de
pend upon himself; nnd nt tho ago
when tho city boy Is tied to a nurse's
Apron strings, tho country lnd not
anly takes cam of himself, but often
assists materially In tho farm work.
Ho rides horseback, goos nflold
with a team, Investigates tho linbltB
of birds nnd nnlmnls, ncqulres n thirst
Tho city boy moves In grooves that
have boon cut out for him by custom;
ho Is horded In tho city enrs; ho must
follow tho crowd In tho streets. His
vision Is bounded by tho linos of high
buildings; ho never sees a sun rise, or
get; ho Is bound down by prejudices;
dwnrfod by mannerisms and consumed
by customs. Tho farm boy dreams
of tho outsldo world which Mio has
never seen, strains nt tho tothor of
his humdrum duties and sighs for
bigger worlds to conquer. Ho Is fight
ing battlon whllo pitching hay nnd
manipulating railroads whllo running
When ho finally breaks awny and
cornea to tho city ho Is fortified with
rugged health, courngo nnd lndepond
enco; tho world looks easy to him.
He Ib often disappointed, but ho mnkos
hU dreams como true
He Is used to hardships; does not
whlno when ho Is knocked down In
tho strlfo of tho big ctty; ho has
learned to dopond on his own re
sources; he has physical power and
Intellectual eloments to win over ob
stacles that would down tho city boy.
Tho country Ib Inspiring; tho city Is
enervating and Burfoltlng. Tho coun
try tenches tho boy push nnd porso
voranco and determination.
Ho lenrns philosophy and truth, so,
when ho comes to tho big city ho Is
strong nnd capable.
Many of tho really big men who
domlnato tho nffalra In tho big cltlos
came from tho farm. It Ib stated as
a fact that soven-tonths of tho'mon
who control tho banks and railroads
and olhor great Industries of Chicago,
Now York and other great centers of
business, nro farm-bred.
But tho demand for good men on
tho farms is also InBlstont. Boys who
romaln In tho country and mako tho
moat of tholr opportunities cannot
help but succeed In tho calling ns
honorablo and useful ub uny other.
DIFFICULT PUZZLE TO SOLVE
Square of Sixty-Four Cells Must Be
Cut Into Four Parts With Num
bered Cell In Each.
Cut tho squaro of 64 colls Into four
parts that aro exactly alike In size
Each of theso four pieces must con-
m 1 1 1 1'H
tain within Its borders ono of tho
four numbered cells.
The second dlugram Bhows how cu
ilously tho 61 cells may bo cut into
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fr Q($ Q Q $ x "
Solution of Puzzle.
four parts, oxuetly ullko In shnpo and
Much piece contains ono of tho num
"You lovo that Perkins boy, don't
you?" said the Jealous llttlo boy to his
"Yea, I do," wna tho reply.
"Well, If lie comes around here I'll
mash him to n Jolly."
"Hut, I'll still lovo Jolly."
Sonny Aw, pop, I don't wantor
Pop What! A Hon of mlno grow
up nnd not be ublo to figuro up base
ball scores and bnttlug averages?
I he ftfdkchev; vca$
So vev-y SAveeT
The cUy when
iv-i we chanced,
'tfie ve&son whv
She h$st a PJJ
in. her- eye
PEACOCKS ROOSTED IN SNOW
Hereditary HablU of Birds Brought
Them Much Discomfort, but
Didn't Disturb Slumbers.
Tho "hereditary habit of tho pea
cocks of roosting for tho night In trees
sometimes forces upon them consider
able discomfort. After selecting a,
roosting plnco, sayB Dumb Animals,
tho birds return to It each night, ap
parently tho samo ones, without over,
Roosting In the Snow.
dosortlng tho site. Usually two roost
in tho samo tree During n recent
heavy snowstorm Dr. Blair directed
my attontlon to two malo peafowl thnt
had Bclcctud a big oak tree near his
olllco window ns n perching place.
Tho snow had fallen during tho night
to a depth of about ten Inches, form
ing a wall on each sldo of tho Bleep
ing birds, which complotoly arched
over their backs. As tho heat of tholr
bodies melted tho snow tho water had
gradunlly saturated their llghtor feath
ers and formed a tiny coronet of Ico
on their heads. As wo watched them
thoy stood erect, as If to learn Just
i what tho prospoct of moving might
be. Tho effort probably convinced
them that an attempted flight to tho
ground meant a tumblo and not fly,
for they promptly settled down ngaln
for nnothor nnp. ,
A Neat Trick.
Placo thfCo small biscuits on tho tn
bio In a row and cover each of them
with u borrowed hat.
Ralso each hat In turn, grnvoly eat
tho biscuit, and with appropriate pat
ter nnd n suggestion of slolght of
hnud replace the hat.
Now undertako that tho three bis
cults shall bo under whlchovor lint tho
audience may select. This promise Is
easily fulfilled by placing tho chosen
hat upon your head.
Why Is a black woman like a door
Because Bho Is a nogrcss (an
Why do cabmen prefer tall ladlei
to short oneB?
Becnuso tho hlghor tho faro (fair)
tho better thoy like It.
Why Is n nowly married couple like
a pair of sugar tongs?
Because they aro two spoons Joined
Why was Noah the grcntest flnan
clor on record?
, Becnuso ho kept his company (Urn
Ited) nlloat when tho rest of tho world
was In liquidation.
What did Adam and Rvo do when
they were expelled from Eden?
Thoy "raised Cain."
Why nro washerwomen foolish?
Becnuso they set tubs to catch soft
water when It rains hard,
Whon does a chair resemble a lady's
When it Is sat In.
Why nro laundresses good naviga
tors? Becnuso they ar always crossing
tho lino nnd going from polo to polo
Why did nurse object to tnko bnby
Into pnpa's studio?
BecauBO "them easels" (tho mens
les) wcro about.
Why Hhould doctors bo Iobb liable
than othera to be uimot on tho ocean?
Becauso thoy aro more used to tee
Why Is gout like reciprocated love?
Because It'B n Joint affection.
Why should soldiers bo rather tired
on tho first of April?
Because thoy havo Just had a march
of thirty-one days.