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hite House OMces TJneemf ertaale,
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tative longworth laboring
for Heeded Xeforxn.
A S H I NGTON.
The scent of the
inoth ball -will
soon be out of
Is only, one more
reception at the
White House and
'after that the ma
Jorlty of the
and old ones, too.
for that matter, In the army, nary and
marine corps can put away their dress
uniforms In cedar closets and chests
and fortify them with camphor and
moth balls. The odor of these moth
destroyers and preventers is first no
ticed on New Year's day, when every
officer of the army and navy and reve
nut cutter service within the city is
expected to pnt on his finest dress uni
form and repair to the White 'House
to greet the president and his wife.
During the Spanish-American war
an order was Issued requiring officers
to wear their uniforms while on duty,
and they all became so accustomed to
doing so that their official clothing
iras in use most of the time. Gradual
ly the order came to be ignored, and
to-day army and navy officers holding
positions in Washington go about
their duties in civilian dress and the
blue and drab uniforms which are
costly affairs are kept isafe from
moth and rust When the New Tear's
reception Is on it Is no exaggeration
to state that the odor of moth balls
can be detected a square away from
the White House. Then come the offi
cial evening receptions, which are
given fortnightly, and again the offi
cers must turn out in full regalia, so
that the sweet odor of the flowers dec
orating the executive mansion and the
delicate perfumery affected by the
ladies must contend with the sharper
and more insistent smell of camphor.
These official receptions are now
over, and the thrifty officers can once
more don civilian dress add attend
evening functions in the formal black
dress suit Officers as a rule grow
very tired of the color of their uni
forms and are very glad to lay them
aside for civilian dress.
Befonns at the White House.
has worked a 're
form in the mat
ter of evening
receptions at the
White House. In
the old days the
for each reception
would fill the ex
with such a
throng as to ruin gowns and tempers.
Since the Roosevelts came to the
White House a different system has
been In force, under which there is a
Judicious division of invitations, so
that everybody who ought to be in
vited will get at least one invitation
to each reception. The capacity of the
old mansion Is limited, despite the
wide-famed East room, which is sup
posed to accommodate thousands.
Every function at the White House
proclaims loudly the necessity of an
executive building where the presi
dential offices could be located and a
large hall be provided for official re
ceptions, leaving the present mansion
exclusively for the prlvatOvUse of the
president and his family.
The idea of a grand executive build
ing is at present kept in the back
ground, although the insignificant ex
ecutive offices where tho president
does his work were erected as tempor
ary quarters In expectation that con
gress would take up the matter aad
provide a proper place for executive
headquarters. There is" not a day
passes that the inadequacy of the
White House offices is not emphasized.
There is no more beauty about the
building than there is about tie aver
age country railroad station. The
rooms are uncomfortable, ugly aad
not very healthful. i
The worst feature about these tem
porary quarters is that the president
Is separated from the public by only
one or two doors, and noises in the
outer offices penetrate easily into the
cabinet room or Into his own office.
The deplorable Mrs. Herri indie
could not have occurred in .a building
tnat had been constructed ,for protec
tion as wen as use of tke presideat.
Bhe raised a row within ten feet of. the
president's room, something .she ceald
not have done in a properly coaatniet
longworth a Xaa of Aetisti.
dees aot jrejsss
tor go down Sato
the JnuTiass el
able deslr to w-
(U "ft -n VPy
Oat he is capable at taxing
f himself 1q debate aad
Sis KMrimi m Ui nil.
If!aa tear Iwt muht was ast alte
tetber that loTS-makiBg. He
studied, la telliUr esnditions la the
Waads, aad whea the Philippine tariK
hoi waa.np is. the boat he had aa ep
VKtcatty to dlssiay his Tciowledge ef
the whole satjeet He fees not hesi
tate to apeak alaialy abort the Phil
ippines, aad declares that the United
States will he well rid of them when
they can.be properly goveraed by
their own "people.
Mr. Loagworth is new advocating a
very Important measure which, if it
becomes a law, will distinguish him
as' a man who has accomplished a real
reform. His bill provides for the pur
chase of land and the -erection of em
bassies and legation buildings for our
representatives In foreign lands. His
own travel abroad In Europe and In
the orient has impressed him with the
very shabby showing the United
States makes in the matter of homes
for her diplomats. For posts la Eu
rope Tery wealthy men have to be se
lected as ambassadors in order to do
credit to the government in the mat
ter of embassies and in entertaining.
WMtelaw Held, at London, pays $35,
000 a year merely for the rental of a
mansion, ox twice the salary be re
ceives from his government.
Compared wltE the generous sala
ries paid foreign ambassadors in
Washington and the liberality of thdlr
home "governments In purchasing for
them permanent quarters here, the
United States cuts a very sorry figure
A. Cutis diTi Yankee.
NE of Canada's
men was observed
in Washington re
cently, and the
capital city is all
the better for his
visit. This is
George H. Ham, a
special agent of
the Canadian.. Pa
cific railway, who
has left a trail of
"glad hands" all
the way across the continent and
wherever his big system of railroad
goes, and who is a Canadian Yankee in
with, humor and enterprise. Mr. Ham
Is one of those rare characters that a
big corporation gets hold of some
times, whose personality counts for
more than the name of the company.
He has made 29 trips from Montreal
to Victoria in the interest of the Can
adian Pacific railroad, and they have
resulted in a wider diffusion of knowl
edge regarding the wonderful terri
tory this system serves than has been
accomplished b'any other means.
Mr. Ham personally conducts tours
of homeseekers, Investigators and in
vestors, with an occasional party of
newspaper men, across the oontlnent,
and there Is scarcely a mile of the
3,000-mlle trip with which he is un
acquainted. He can give the depths
of soil In every section, and the acre
of the big 1,000-mile square wheat
farm in northwestern Canada, and can
tell within a thousand feet of the out
put of the lumber In eastern Canada
as well as on the Pacific slope.
Wherever he goes a bright light is
shown for the Canadian Pacific rail
road, or, as many of the natives in
Canada are in the habit of calling It,
the "C. P. R. railway.- While Mr.
Ham was. in Washington he did not
neglect to call attention to the ad
vantages of his home country of Can
ada as a winter resort as well as sum
mer. Cheap Intoxicants.
ELECT and com
mon council for
the District of Co
lumbia are now
in session. In
other words, con
gress is assembled
in the national
capital and is for
a large part of
the time engaged
in managing the
again of the dis
trict. As the peo
ple in this ten-mile square territory
have no tranchlse,.they are the wards
of congress.. The two district commit
tees of the bouse and senate look
after affairs hi Washington 'Just as the
branches of councils or boards of al
dermen would do in any other munic
ipality. It seems to be a rather
trifling business for bodies represent
ing the entire country to have their
time occupied in discussing the open
ing of streets, the laying of pave
ments, building schoolheuses, etc.; The
system, however, cannot well be
changed, the sad experience of a ter
ritorial form of government 20 or 25
years ago precluding the thought of
ehanglag hack to that form.
Just now there is a good deal of talk
concerning the prohibition of the sale
af intoxicating liquors In the district
er the imposition of an extremely high
Ueease. The great, capital of the a
tiem, supposed to be the, center -of
statemaashlp, art aad literature, hi ae
better off fa the matter of eommna
draakeaaess tbaa a mawfaprartaa:
center. A United States eeMsi has
wrfttoa to the excise beard stotlag that
esadltfea are deplorable ea aeesmst
e cheap. bert aad the xraae.
scares that most of the. aUer
Ighte, assaalts, ; J"
oTtie law are trieeakw to kea beer.
cr TW mtt will he brevet a
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CHILD'S FIRST TEETH.
Of TJtmast Importance That They Are
Chra-sfally Looked Af tsr Deatistfe
Aid Zs Often Xefnked,
Iiettiag baby suck aad "hew. oa a
"att or a stale pleee of era poae
wuiaQ a great deal to assist in bring'
lag the teeth through; aad the teeth'
was save arrived will also be benefited
by this very simple meaac. In stale
aread all ef the gas which might cre
ate disturbance in the little stomach
aa evaporated, tho starch granules
have ripened and burst, aad the bread
itself Is in the best condition to be di
gested aad absorbed into the system.
Just a little lime water in the milk
will often aid in establishing good
teeth, and where the little princess'
first teeth have not been especially
good, either aa to color, shape or ar
rangement, the matter can readily be
corrected by careful attention, first to
the cleanliness of the mouth and teeth,
and next by diet
Upon the care of the first teeth will
depend the quality and the beauty of
the second or permanent set Only too
often do even the wisest of mothers
imagine that the first teeth do not re
quire dentists' care, arguing that as
they are but temporary It were money
thrown away to see to their filling and
If the first set be In any way irregu
lar or faulty the defect must be cor
rected immediately, for "as the twig
is bent, so is the tree inclined;" and as
ttie first teeth are faulty or perfect so
will the teeth that the little beauty
carry with her through life be af
fected. The habit of letting the baby suck
Its thumb or its fist is a fruitful source
of irregularities of the gums and
teeth. It is bad enough when only the
thumb Is constantly sucked; but when
the whole of the little fist Is thrust Into
the tiny mouth the gums are drawn
out of shape and the teeth grow out
ward In a painfully projecting fashion.
The use of those so-called pacifiers,
too, in another source of dental trou
bles, end this scribe would joyfully
see their manufacture -and sale pro
hibited by act of legislature. They are
seldom or never properly cleansed; the
rubber of which they are made Is por
ous and absorbs all sorts of germs and
bacteria, and their use Is almost Invar
iably attended by sore mouth, bad
breath and digestive and Intestinal
When the little girl has reached, say,
wo years old, she may be taught to
use her little toothbrush herself under
due supervision, of course. Small
brushes now come especially for the
little folk, the edges of the bristle
carefully serrated so that they pene
trate into the interstices between the
teeth and remove every particle of
detritus that may lodge there.
Little xniladl must be taught to use
her small brush after each meal, bef ere
going to bed at night aud the first
thing on rising In the morning. She
must learn to rinse the mouth thor
oughly and often, and she must be
taught to gargle, too, for the faucial
tonsils are often traps for the catching
and holding of unmastlcated particles
of food, and this gives rise to an un
pleasant odor on the breath.
HANDSOME HANDMADE LACE
Pattern Here Given Very Good One
Piece of Iace Kay Be Used
The design given here will serve for
various purposes. Four joined to
gether to form a square will make a
pretty doily; repeated cornerwise It
will make a handsome border for a
tablecloth, the upper part to be fixed
on the material by buttonholing the
braid. In this case the material lying
under the lace would be carefully cat
away. Our pattern will also make a
Tery pretty end for a silk or muslin
tfe. linen braid and thread No. W
tfpttrHaTa required for oae pattern:
One and one-half yards ,brald, oae
skein of thread.
'Quint Evening: Dress.
rt tit the time of quaint eJCeeta in
febrics, as well aa cat ia evening
jnMM-ul dresses are aeeaef moire,
thick aad braldlike and aim ef whits
paane. A gown of ivory aae aa
tri.afcn of sold lace aad ersam laee,
with a piplag ef gahogaay Telvet, aad
hvttoai of red enamel aaa iwa.
. A Simple fhia. Heaah.
a mod bleach for the akla ia
jy iafaaiag two tablesoafam of tasty
grated aomradtah laWa JatC mlf;
me sweet milk, stirrlac trecaeatjy
whOe eooliac; atrala aad bottle., Dah
aHttM ef thm em the faee siTiecLlimee
a day with a sett doth, Mtaa n em
ail j ii ii ftbinn iml r-r
uk ec naenra .ac
t.aa4 ateohei, ami affly. -7K
We Give Selav 111 Direetieac r
Xakiag This Iraetleal aad Pretty
Stttfer a Child.
Aboat three ounces of woeL aad a
long wooden hook about the slse of a
No. 8 knitting needle, and a short hook
about the -same size, aad oae yard
of narrow ribboa..
Work GO chain.
First six rows plain tricot,
Seventh row: Work off the first tarn
stitches like double crochet, then work
the rest of the row as usual.
Eighth to thirty-sixth rows: Same
lengtn as seventh.
Thirty-seventh row: Before commen
cing the next row make nine chain;
this will bring the stitches to the ori
ginal number (60).
Work six rows of this length.
Work off 20 stitches like double cro
chet, and tho rest of the row as usual.
Another row same length as last.
Nineteen chain aad repeat from the
first row, ending with the short row.
Work off all the stitches, place the two
sides of the work together, and join
with single crochet, leaving the open
ing for armhole to match the other
A WARM PETTICOAT.
one. Join the two shoulder pieces la
the eame way (on the wrong side).
A double crochet under both threads
of one of the stitches at the lower
edge of the petticoat, pass two, five
trebles with a chain between each un
der the next, pass two, a double cro
chet under the next, and repeat from .
Second row: , five trebles with a
chain between each under both threads
of the double crochet In the previous
row, a double crochet on the middle
stitch of the group of trebles, and re
peat from all round.
Five more rows like the last.
Eight row: Three chain Into every
other stitch all a round.
Ninth row: Three chain Into the.
middle of each chain loop.
Tenth row: , five chain back Into
the first (plcot), a double crochet in
Vat middle stitch of the nearest loop
in the previous row. Repeat from
Two trebles, with one chain between
under one stitch (both threads), ,
pass oae, two trebles with a chain be
tween under the next, and repeat from
all round, and on this row work a
row of plcots like those on the lower
Round the armholes work a row of
three chain loops, and then a row of
plcots like the top.
Cut the ribbon- la two and thread
front and back, leaving the ends to tie
on each shoulder.
Den't have outstanding ears when
you can wear an ear narness at night
Don't have aches and pains when you
can keep welL Remember that care
lessness makes more Invalids than
Don't overdress, but try to suit your
dress to your style, and remember that
dress makes or mars the woman.
Don't be sloppy in your style, and
don't wear clothes that are shabby. Re
aasmber that a rundown heel spoils
any foot and that a bad skirt braid is.
Don't wear a big hat if you are a -little
woman; don't try to dress out of
proportion to your stature.
Don't imagine that you are prettier
than you are.
Don't walk too rapidly, for it .de
Don't hurry and don't worry.
Don't if you are a woman with a sad
face, try to look still saaaer; chirk up;
smile; make your mouth into a Cupid's
bow; force yourself to look animated;
try io be expressive with your eyes; a
sad, wan face never won out in a beau
Don't if you want to be an attractive
woman, talk too much. Cultivate the
habit of silence. It la the prettiest
habit a woman ever had.
Don't gush, aad don't try to be ef
fusive. Learn the pretty, even toss
which is liked la soetety and talk, lor,
This deesa't ineaa to whisper. But It
means to speak- so that you can he
The Soot may fcs tmt prettily aaa
stylishly shed, bat its owner is la tss
mask tsrtars to haadM her feet gra-
taUy., The Jslaty hoot, movisg he.
mrrmc there, aew mtted, now lowered.
sow tasked aader m mats, now Ire.
faUyisatkag sa toy, hat serves to sal
a'ttsaHos to the awkwardness af thsss
satend meremeats, aad.eaaes the vv
Iter to iaaoeeatly wader what
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all the leading cities aad towns
throughout the eeaatry. The highest
pnarmUelnsii paid to live hustlers.
Sample copies furnished free. For
further Mfbrmatiea, address Jalna T.
Taylor, Sail Armour aveaae, Chicaga.
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is Hr sals at the feUewUta
The Afro-Amarkaa News OAee.
JIM State Street.
A. F. Tervalon, 2828 State street,
Cigar Store and News Stand,
Richard Webb. 2642 1-2 State St.
Mrs. Nellie Phelps, Cigars, Notions
and News Stand, 121 W. Slat street
Richard Pinn, 4336 State street
T. B. Han Cljax g-tore aad
Laundry oftc. 241 SSth St
W. 8. Williams, Tonsorial Parlor,
399 21st st
J. R. Peters Cigars, Tobacco and
News Stand, 338 E. 27th street
iMrs. A. E. Baker, Notions and News
Stand, 419, 36th street
J. H. Harris, cigars, tobacco and
news stand, 2508 State St
W. P. Johnson, Notion Store and
News Stand 3704 State st
Turner Williams' Shaving Parlor
and News Stand, 2903 Armour ave.
Mrs. B. Williams, Cigars, Notions
aad News Staad, 48 5 State street
B. Davis, eimws, tobacco, aad eon
f eetksery. 312 State st
Whlteley Bros. 2724 State St, Gent's
furnishings and new stand.
Tm Stammury, Zt7t State street.
Gfeara, Tebaeco aad News-stand.
The Afro-American News Co., 439
W. SSth St, New York City, N. T.
The Informer News Co., 188 Ran
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News item aad advermnneam lea
at these places will lad their
lata the eolmBmi f The Bread As.
Built on canes.
In Lima, Peru, tnere are still many
buildings which on account of earth
quakes are constructed of canes set lip
right and liberally plastered with clay,
then painted over.
Lawson What did your wife say
to you when you got home last night?
Dawson Say? Sho said an 18-vol-ume
naL pHnvrPc J Omce. Main 1157
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Room 813, 115 Dearborn Street
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Vice-President, JOHN SHELHAMER,
Secretary, WILLIAM SULLIVAN.
Common and Sewer Brick
Office and Yards:
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Express & Tan Moying
2S40 State Street
TsL 699 South CHICAGO
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When his work is finished
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4834 State St., CHICAGO
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OPEN UP STAIRS
2940 8TATE STREET
ALL NEWLY FURNISHED.
Home Cooking: Meals, Lunch and
Short Orders served from 5 p. m.
till 2 A.M.
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Phone 1550 Douglas.
Tel. Douglas 325S
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