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boon writing for about a year tut
havon't mot her yot W. B.
Thcro nro no rulos regarding ques
tions for our department, aavo that
thoy bo of Interest to others nnd havo
a bearing upon the topics dlscuBsod.
Seems to mo a pair of gloves or a
half-dozen flno handkerchiefs, or n
box of monogramed stationery, would
bo npproprlato gifts for tho friend
you havo never seen.
The Proper Present to Give.
Is It proper for a lady to accept a
ring from a young man, as a Christ
mas gift? I enjoy your department
very much. I. O. C.
I am glad you llko tho department,
hut am afraid you will not llko my
answer to your question. I do not
think a ring should bo given by a
youni? man for a gift unloss It Is
meant for an engagement ring. Thoro
nro so many other things to give and
a ring is a token reserved as a love
offering from tho man to tho girl
whom ho expects to mako his wifo.
Reply to "Two American Beauties."
You two chums are very kind to
llko what I say in tho department,
but I havo Bomo pretty strong advlco
to give you and that Is bo moro care
ful of your conduct on tho street. Do
not notice men whom you do not
know. If you do you lay yourselves
llablo to very unpleasant romarks
When you have men callors, bo as
agreenblo as posBlblo, play cards or
games If you llko and havo llttlo
chafing dish suppers or somo kind ot
light refreshments. Pretty girls aro
often stared at, but do not notice it.
Tho shy girl wins out In the end, for
when it comes to marrying, a man
wants a woman for his wife who has
not been talked about by other men
and who has hold horsolf In reserve.
Tho only way to becomo acquainted
Is to bo properly Introduced.
-.kM in, . mpMum iff rr, "? T Ifai
MRS WILSON 8HUNS INAUGURAL FETE
NEW PLAN PRESENTED FOR
MOVEMENT IS STATEWIDE
, Perfectly Correct Dress.
Will you please toll mo If It would
ihe all right to wear a whlto net
dresB, short sleeves and low nock to
a dance this month, or Is it too cold?
Or would a heavier dress bo better. I
am fifteen. How should I wear my
hair? You havo often helped mo, so
please do so again. Thanking you
again and again. DORA Ii.
A net dress is perfectly proper to
wear to a party in cold weather, for
climate is Ignored when it comes to
dances, bo bundlo up warm In outside
wraps and wear your thin frocks.
Wear your hair as most becoming,
I should say either in Madonna
braids or a soft pompadour with a
ribbon bow at napo of neck.
Reply to "George A."
Break your ongagoment with tho
girl with whom you havo been going
for six years, for It would bo a sin
to marry her when you lovo somo ono
else, but I must Bay I think you have
committed an almost unpardonable
crlmo to go with ono girl for sir
years, tako her tlmo and lovo and
then at tho last throw her over for a
girl who has recently como Into your
I do not bolleve in long engage
ments, for this very reason; no man
has a right to bind a girl for sucn a
length of time; if ho Is not ready to
marry, ho should wait. Now be a
man and tell your faithful friend that
you have made a mistake and do not
ask tho "other girl" until you aro
suro of yourself and ready for her to
set the day when you ask hor.
Work to Be Done Under Direction of
United States Department of
From "A Constant Reader."
Am a constant reader of your sec
tion and enjoy it exceedingly. Is it
proper for a young lady to allow her
self to be seen by gentlemen when
attired In a klmona? I hvo answered
tho doorbell In my klmona when It
has been unexpected gentlemen call
ers, or have been In tho same room
as they were ushered in. I always
Ifcel greatly embarrassed and leave
tho room Immediately and dress. Is
it wrong or proper? My girl friends
say I am silly. Thoy 'don't seo tho
difference between a dress or klmona.
Jb my writing bad?
If you aro constantly caught with
.your klmona on, you aro perfectly
Tight In excusing yourself and put
ting on tho proper attire. Of course
if you are ill you havo an excuse,
otherwise It Is not good form to wear
a klmona when callers are present
. and you have reaBon to feel embar
rassed, for men do not usually call
at times when thoy do not expect a
girl to bo properly dressed to receive
To an "Unhappy Girl."
Seems to mo this "Unhappy Girl"
is having a rather hard time. I cer
tainly do think that a thirteen-year-old
girl Is too young to go with any
one lot alono a man who Is twenty
three. Midnight 1b too lato for a
caller to remain, and no girl should
walk "a "ways" with him on his going
homo. Stop all thlB at onco. I am
glad you camo to mo if you havo no
mother or older person to consult,
but I am always afraid my answers
may bo too lato to help. Questions
to be answered at onco should In
close a stamped, self-addressed en
velope to mo In caro of tho paper,
for an immediate reply.
Washington society quickly ad
Justed Itself to tho official announce
ment that thero would bo no Inaugu
ral ball March 4. but that a reception
would bo substituted for tho tlmo
honored feature Announcement,
however, that tho Inaugural commit
too had been Informed by telophono
from Trenton that Mrs. Wilson and
her daughters would not attend tho
reception gavo society a shock Nev
ertheless society will recover and bo
on parade as usual oven If Mrs. Wil
son and her daughters refrain from
attending tho function.
Tho declination of the president
elect's family to partlclpato In tho
reception will Influence tho nttltudo
of tho diplomatic corps and mnybe
that of the exclusive society set, but
tho rank and fllo of Washington nnd
many of tho visitors who are attract
ed to tho city by other features ot
the Inauguration will bo on baud.
It Is not to bo expected that tho
dressing will bo so elaborato as on
former occasions when tho president
and members of his family uttendod Inaugural honors, but tho aspirant
for social notice and tho newcomers who enter Washington official llfo with
tho new congress will be present.
What tho affair loses In gorgcousnoss and oxqulalto dressing will bo com
pensated, In the opinion of Democrats, by genulno Democratic methods, and
they predict it will be a succoss
With tho local commlttoo withdrawn from nil control over tho reception
thoro will not bo tho usual effort to disposo of tickets of admission, but unless
the new president frowns severely on tho reception nnd withdraws from it
all recognition, tho presenco of tho Marino band and other music, with well
lighted rotunda and corridors, It Is thought will attract to tho capital tho
night of March 4 a largo crowd, however varied tho stylo of dressing may be.
As a further attraction 10,000 incandescent lamps will bo added to tho
lights now Installed along Pennsylvania avenue, whllo from tho Cnpltol to
the treasury building powerful searchlights will sweep tho broad thorough
fare. This outburst of electricity, say tho managors, will mako tho capital
of tho United States tho most brtllantly lighted city in the world.
'3 Silt .!m3alHi
SPANISH KING PLEADS TO SEE THE us
For a Birthday Gift.
I don't see any rules for asking
you questions in the column, and I
believe you will answer them. I suro
enjoy reading that section of tho
paper. Will you kindly toll mo what
would bo most appropriate to send a
girl friend for a birthday remem
brance. She is over twenty. We have
Alice Baker's Reply.
My dear, I do not know of any way
to enlarge your face. If Nature did
not provide you with a faco in pro
portion to your body I fear you will
have to enduro it as ono of your
crosses. Fluff your hair out on the
sides and that will mako your faco
Tho cushion of the moment is un
doubtedly tho new round shape, which
is made of ruffled silk or satin and Is
big, soft and light as a feather. Thero
are fine muslin covers designed for
these as well as for tho ordinary
square-shaped cushion, which Is in
Prance also recognized as the most
comfortable form of night pillow.
Demi-Season Hat a Feature
of Millinery for Easter
King Alfonso of Spain Is likely to
pay a visit to tho United States somo
time this summer. Tho Spanish gov
ernment is now considering a pro
posal which emanated from the king
hlmBolf, who hns long desired to.vlslt
America. Ho has several times made
similar proposals which havo been
rejocted by tho government under
tho mlBtnken notion that tho animosi
ties created by the war between
Spain and tho United StateB aro still,
Since last year King Alfonso has
been combating this iden and has
been reinforced In his opinions by
tho personal experiences of Captain1
Vlncens, tho Spanish nttacho at Lon
don, nnd another officer who visited
tho Unltetd Status last summor.
When Alfonso was In England in
August ho sent for Captain Vlncens
and questioned him about his trip to
tho United StateB.
Tho Spanish king InBlBtcd upon(
getting from tho attache every'
minute detail In regard to tho United
States. Ho was particularly anxious to find out whether any Ill-feeling re
mained In America over tho Spanish-American war. Captain Vlncens assured
him that there was not the slightest animosity. On tho contrary ho found
every where 'feelings of tho utmost cordiality. ...,.., ,. M , .
Ho said to tho king: "My comrade and roysolf visited tho United States
aB two private individuals. From tho moment wo reached Now York it rained
kindnesses nnd courteslos.
"The commandant at West Point In his invitation asked mo to stay a
week, but unfortunately I was able to remain only two days. I havo soen
military academies in all parts of tho world, but West Point is simfily won
derful and those two days shall never be forgotten. Everything was shown
to mo from the kitchen to tho classroom and tho graduation hall."
"On every sido I heard expressions of delight that wo, as Spanish olllccrs,
had visited West Point."
Omnha. A state-wldo plan for
county dovclopment was presented at
tho Public Affairs luncheon of tho
Commercial club of Omaha, at a joint
mooting of tho club mombers and tho
Omaha Grain oxchango. The plan
was presented by Bert Ball, secretary
of tho Crop Improvement commlttoo
of tho Council of Grain oxchangea,
comtioscd of tho leading grain ex
changes of tho United States. TUo
plan has boon' placed in tho midget
of tho Grain and Agricultural commlt
too of tho Commercial club for con
sideration and will bo discussed at
length by that body In tho near fu
It Is proposed to form n farm bu
reau fn eacn county oi iuii.d.
which will hlro a county ngont who
shall work undor tho direction of Prof.
Pugsley, stnto loader, representing tho
United States Department of Agricul
ture and tho Agricultural Collego
Tho county organizations aro to bo
formed in connection with tho local
commercial clubs nnd farmers' organi
zations, troatlng tho county as a unit
to encourage not only greater produc
tion but to soo that tho marketing
conditions aro so perfected that tho
citizens of each county shall bo nblo
to collect every dollar which Is com
ing to that county.
Tho work will bo conducted locally
by rpeclal committees of thoso most
quillinod In tho county to encourage
crop Improvement, road building, agri
culture In tho schools, live stock,
dairying, homo economics, farm ac
counting, marketing otc.
Tho agrlcultnro commlttoo of tho
club consists of millers, grain mon,
railroad mon, bankers, jobborB and
manufacturers of which Mr. M. C.
Potors, of tho M. C. Peters Mill Co., Is
Tho stnte-wldo Nebraska plan will
ho mado with no Individual member-
Bhlp, but each county nB rapidly as
organized will bo affiliated and repre
sented by its president on tho Stnto
AdvlEory Commlttoo. Tho commit,
too Is not scientific, and will not of
for any ndvlco whntqvor as to agri
cultural methods, such owrk now be
ing In tho hands of Prof. Pugsloy,
tho State leader.
C70 counties In all parts of tho
United States lmvo undertaken this
work, and 102 county associations
havo already boon Incorporated and
havo employed county agents under
this plan. 7 Nebraska counties havo
practically comploted organizations
up to this time.
. I.-V-.V---- v:-w.
Onco when pa would
try to talk
May would stan
up right away,
And sho'd leat him
In a walk,
Causn bIio had sc
much to say;
Everything ho said
Hadn't any sonse,
But sho doesn't oven
At his conversa
When ho'd try to
tell ua why
Thlnjjs woro this
or that or thus
Ma would ralso her
voice so high
Only It was hoard
But a llttlo while
Pa got rich he
made a pile
Now, at last, he
gets a show,
And ho talks most
all tho while.
It was Just puro
luck; I guess,
That ho hit tho
Might havo left us
But tho futuro'o
Pa admits tho
clianco ho took
Was a shaky ono
nut you ought to
seo ma's look
Whon sao's listen
In' to him.
Sho appears to think
And alio novor
scolds him now.
Nor out-talks him
whon ho trios
To got In a word,
Bo I'vo kind of
doped it out
That what over
you'vo been in,
You can bo well
If you'vo had tho
luck to win.
LASCURAIN SAYS THE REVOLUTION IS OVER
The deml season hat Is made this
year of a combination of winter and
spring fabrics over r. frame of feath
erweight buckram. These hats, to bo
-worn between winter and spring, aro
found to bo not only a refreshing
change, but most useful. Easter comes
early, falling on the 23d of March, and
the deml-season hat has been already
launched to meet tho demand for
Tho hats portrayed here aro flno ex
amples of deml-Bcsason models. They
aro made of satln-Btraw braid and vel
vets and trimmed with compact made
flowers or ornaments which are ap
propriate to either summer or winter.
Tho braids nro In strong, rich colors
and usually match tho velvet UBod
with them or nro a shade or so lighter
They aro highly lustrous. Sometimes
braid und velvet In contrasting colors
aro UBed together, but they muBt be
Very little decorating is the rule on
hats of this character. Shapes aro
small or medium in size. Theso bats
serve their purposo until t'he weather
Is established and spring has really
arrived. Their usefulness lasts be
yond thlB moro or less extended pe
riod aB they will be cullod upon for
many a cool day In summer and for
occasions where tho airy millinery de
signed for the coming summer must
bo replaced by something moro sub
stantial. JULIA BOTTOMLEY.
Spnor Don Pedro Lascuraln, min
ister of foreign relations of MqxIco,
who spent a few days In this country
recently, does not regard tho future
ot his country as being nearly so
dark as some people havo pictured
It. On tho contrary, ho Is filled with
optimism, and predicts an era of
great prosperity for Mexico, In which
ho expects and hopes tho United
States will share.
When asked by a reporter as to
the accuracy of recont reports of con
tinued rebel activity and for a state
ment as to tho prospect of perma
nent peace, ho said:
"Thero has been much misrepre
sentation regarding our affairs. Tho
situation In Mexico today Is very
much llko that which oxlBted In this
country during tho latter part of your
Indian campaigns. Tranquillity pre
vails overywhora Savo In a few re
mote sections. The people wnnt peace
and aro determined tohavo It, Tho
last revolution le at an end; there Is
no Uoudi aooui iiiai ino oniy rem-
nantB of It aro somo marauding bands of outlaws who are operating Just as
your Indians did and they aro Just as hard to capture. Thoy aro far out In
broad and sparsely settled parts of tho country, much of which Is wild and
mountainous. They aro fnmllur with every foot of tho ground and know
every mountain pass and hiding place.
"Not a slnglo village In all of Mexico is In tho possession of tlieBO van
dals. Thoro aro not more than 20,000 or 20,000 of them at tho most, probably
net nearly so many Thoy aro operating In bands of from 20 to 500, chiefly
In tho states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Morelos. They aro being pursued by
00,000 regular troops and rurales, besides tho volunteer forces In tho affected
districts, and tholr extermination Is certain, though it may tako somo llttlo
tlmo on accouut of tho difficulties which aro being encountered by tho Fed
oral soldiers. Dut at tho most It will not tako long."
Position of Turks Hopeless.
London. Tho Dally Tolegram pub
llshca a long unconBorod dispatch from
Its coiTesnondont, Ellis Ashamed Bart-
tot, at Constantinople, in which ho
says'tho Turkish pooplo aro In Buoh
a state of misery and destitution aa a
result of tho war, tha thoy aro com
pletely indifforont as to tho fate- ot
"Tho cablnot 1b In a quandary," Bays
tho correspondent. "It knows that It
will bo compelled to oedo Adrlanoplo
and Ib only Booking somo moans to
Bavo Its faco.
"Thero Is not a cent In tho treasury
nnd thoro aro no meanB of gottlng
money until peace Is concluded. Moan
whllo, tho country Is drifting to ruin
"A great anti-war demonstration oc
mirrml recently In front of tho war
onico, at which tho Young Turks woro
publlcluy denounced as murderorB and
thloves. Mo-hmound Shorkot Paaha
apiraaral on tho balcony and tried to
mnko a speech, but was grooUd with
"Tho misery in tho Turkish campa
Is IndoBcrlhahlo. It hoa boon bltUvly
cold, with a heavy snow; tho soldiers
aro ill fed and badly sheltered. Small
pox, entodc fovcr, dysentery and pneu
monia havo replaced Asiatic cholera-
Just as You Make It.
Llfo la just a constant grind.
If you wish to mako It bo;
All tho breezes nro unkind,
If you grumblo whllo thoy blow.
Every hill Is bleak and drear,
Not a song bird that you hear
Ever' sounds a nolo ot choer
If you wear tho mask of Woo.
Llfo Ib triumph, llfo is joy,
If you wish to mako It bo;
Why lot llttlo 111b annoy?
Tobb them oft nnd let them go.
All tho woodB with gleo mny ring;
Every season may bo spring,
if you havo tho heart to fling
Laughter in the tepth of Woo.
"Father offered to tnko sister baclt
after Bho oloped with tho chauffeur,
but tho condition ho insisted on Im
posing was bo hard that sho could not
"What was It?"
"He sentenced her to get along fot
a your without going to Europe,"
She Never Would Havo Guessed It.
"Thoy' say," Mrs. Oldcustlo remark
ed, "that ho has made a study of oc
"Han ho?" replied her hostess, a
Bho strnlghtonod tho J900 rug. "Ho's
about tho last man I'd pick out for an
N. Y. Gambling Houses Raided.
Now York. Tho hlghor-up clrcloa ot
tho gambling fraternity were upnot by
tho raids which woo mado simultan
eously upon eight big alleged gamb
ling establishments In tho Fifth
avenuo and other theatrical districts
Ai tho polico in oight tnxlcab partlou,
undor command or Inspector John F
Dywor, swooped down upon tho bus
pected places, firemen gaining ontranc:
by either protending to ho Inspecting
tho bulldinKH or by shouting "fire."
Bartttoldt Is Peace President
St Louis. Cojiffreflsman HIchard
Bartholdt of St. Ixmla has accoptod
tho presidency of tho Fourth annual
peace congress held hero May 1-3,
Suffragetes Sent to Jail,
I!idon Sylvia Pankhuret, tho
militant suffragoto loader, was sen
tenced to Uo weeks Imprisonment oi
a flno of S10 at How street polico
court. The Bamo punishment waa
motcd out to nineteen other women
who partlelpatod In tho raid on th
IIoubo of Commons.
"Your mother tells mo you aro an
excellent cook and that you know all
"Oh, mamma Is so Billy about mo."
"Is she? I thought Bho might bo Bil
ly about mo."
"You oeom to havo an up-to-dato
"Woll, it's only bo-so. Wo'vo novoi
had any of tho barefoot dancera at the
opera houso yet."
Anxious for Particulars.
"Papa, Mr. Dllthorlngton sayu he
will kill himself unless you let Ulm
"Does ho eay that as a threat or a
Value of 8llencc.
lly keoplng quiet a man can fre
quently got credit for knowing a lot
ot things that havo never entered into
' One or the Other.
A man who Is able to borrow monoy
olthor has much proporty or cunning
that might ho put to a better ubo.
Scandal Ib about tho only thing that
grows fat on its own Bpume.