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Times Inquiry Department:
Will you please translate for me the fol
lowing words that appear so regularly upon
hotel and cafe menus: Au cresson, rotl, en
casserole, puree, champignon: and will you
also tell me how to tell with certainty the
difference between mushrooms and toad-
stools? Very truly, ignobam
Au cresson means served with cress:
roti Is the French name for roast;
en casserole means served and cooked
In a casserole, which Is an earthen
baking dish; pure'e Is a thick soup;
champignon Is the French name for
In gathering mushrooms be sure that
they grow In the broad field and In
tirlc-ht. sunnv nlaces. rather than In
damp, woody spots. They should bel
snowy white, with pale pins gins un
derneath If very young, but turning to
brown or black as the day advances
and they grow older. It Is no detriment
for them to haxe broken open, as these
are best for broiling, while the "button"
mushrooms are better for garnishing
and serving In sauces. The skin of a
mushroom should peel off easily, yet all
mushrooms that do peel easily are not
necessarily good; on the other hand,
there are some very terrible looking
ones that are In reality perfectly in
nocuous, such as the morllle, which Is
much used in France, and frequently
canned and sent to this country. There
r e also "puff balls," which, though
awful looking, are good and safe to
eat. But the point is this: Do not trust ,
your own Judgment when gathering
them. The only test that is certain Is
the old-fashioned one of the silver
spoon, which, it is said, will discolor
in cooking if the mushrooms are poisonous.
open quickly, spread with butter, then
with the mashed berries. Put the two
'halves together again and pour over
the top the remaining berries. Serve
Times Inquiry Department:
I am a grirl eighteen years of age, and am
ery much in love wHh a young m,a who
is bashful. I vuld like to get acquainted
with him, but as I am shy myself, do not
know how to go about it. Will you please
adxise meT ANXIOUS.
How do you know that you .are in
love with this young man If you do not
know him? I stand aghast before your
confession of love for a young man
whom you have not met, and who, it
seems, has never made any advances
toward meeting you. The only way you
can become acquainted Is through an
introduction by some mutual friend. If
the young man Is as anxious to meet
you, as you seem to be to meet him. be
sure that he will find some way to be
come acquainted with you. provided he
is interested enough. Your confession
of shyness, coupled with your admis
sion that you are in love with the
young man, opens a new and interest
ing study in the psychology of love-making.
President and Mrs. Taft to Re Hosts
At the White House J)iriner Tonight
Wife and Daughter of Chief
Execulive Are Home
Times Inquiry Department:
I'an you tell me through jour aluable In
julr Department If It Is possible to have a
tattooed design renvned? It has been on
about eight ears. Also, nhere muld I hae
It done? I have three small moles on my
lace Will they grow larger In time, or
would It be preferable to hae the moles
or the scar they would leave If removed'
I do not believe the tattooed design
can be successfully removed, so you "are
destined to carry It about with you for
life As for moles, a professional might
remove them without leaving a ar,
but I would advise you to go to a
thoroughly reliable practitioner, as there
are altogethei too many charlatans in
the so-called "beauty" profession.
Times Inquiry Department:
Will ou let me know through the Inquiry
Department of The Times the address of a
correspondence school giving a course In
watchmaking' I had the address of one
watchmaking school, but cannot remember
where It if If there is more than one,
please give both addresses Very trulv.
I have the address of a watchmaking
school In Chicago, but do not give busi
ness addresses in these columns, if you
will send me a stamped and addessed
envelope. I shall be glad to accommo
date you with the Information you re
quest. Times Inquiry Department.
When did The Times begin the Sunday
venlng edition' Did The Times ever print
a morning feature paper and an evening
edition on the same da ? What Is the cor
rect pronunciation of Thais? Is there a
school of interior design in Washington?
Very truly. - T L. M.
The Times published its first Sunday
evening edition on December 6, 150S. and
at the same time discontinued publish
ing Its. Sunday morning feature paper.
It never published the two editions si
multaneously. Thais is pronounced" as
though spelled Tie-ese, with the accent
on the latter syllable, so I am Informed
by a member of the French Opera Com
pany. Apply at the Technical High
Bohool for Information regarding a
course in interior design.
Times Inquiry Department.
I am afflicted with nervousness, which
comes from not taking enough sleep I can
not get afcleep after I retire until sometimes
three or four hours. Can jou tell me of
something that will make me eleep' Ver
trulv Mrs G. F. R
American people do not, as a rule,
get sufficient sleep to keep them from
growing prematurely old. You should
try to form the habit of going to sleep
immediately after retiring. Banish all
care and worry from your mind and
give your brain a complete rest. If
you cannot sleep until you have been
In bed four hours, there is something
wrong with your nerves. Simple reme
dies, such as sipping hot milk Just be
fore retiring, or taking long walks,
are -suggested,-and if these fall to
bring relief a doctor should be con
sulted. Perhaps you are one of the
worrying women, who take their wash
ing and ironing to bed with them nnd
do it all before they go to sleep.
Don't do this. Ventilate your room to
the point of coldness. If possible, shut
out the light, fix your mind upon some
pleasant, monotonous subject, like
sheep going through a gap In the
fence or birds circling in the air, and
relax every muscle One plan Is to
open one's eyes and look straight into
the dark. I have h,eard those who have
tried this say they cannot possibly
keep their eyes open more than three
or four minutes before they are sound
Times Inquiry Department:
Will jou kindly state kind and character
of cloths used at an up-to-date luncheon,
and please give the style and size of the
napkin? Truly yours, L.
I am told by the manager of the linen
department of one of the large depart
ment stores that plain damask table
cloths and rather large-sized napkins
are good form for a ladles' luncheon. If
.ou prefer, you may use a large center
piece, and plate' dollies, with smaller
glass dollies for each cover. These may
be as handsome as circumstances will
allow, either hand embroldei ed, or trim
med with Madeira or Cluny lace. Col
ored table cloths are bad foim, the only
color allowable being the floral decora
tions, candle shades, and, of course, the
Times Irqulry Department.
Can jou Inform me through this depart
ment as to the prospects for a young man
acquainted with office work In general.
knowledge of typewriting and txokkeeplng.
well educated and able to converse In tnree
different languages to obtain emplojment
either In I'ortu Rico Panama or Cuba? I
have resorted to every possible means to get
emulovment here In this city, but the army
of the unemp!oed seems to be growing larger
every da. and the prospects are not very
encouraging Which of the above places
would jou consider the best to try. as I do
not speak the Spanish language, which, I
understand Is mostlv used there. Any In
formation vou may be able to give me as
to the prospects In general -o. finding some
kind of employment there will be highly ap
preciated. Yours trul. K. H
In all of the countries of which you
speak, a knowledge of the Spanish lan
guage Is absolutely essential, so I am
told. Instead of going so far away from
your own country why do you not take
Horace Greely's advice, and go West?
There are a hundred opportunities for
young men in that Nsectlon of the
country to one In Washington or other
Eastern cities If you do not care to
go as far west as the Pacific Coast,
why not try one of the large Industrial
cities, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Chicago,
Cincinnati, or St. Louis. I have been
told that Seattle offers excellent oppor
tunities for young men.
Times Inquiry Department:
Will you please help me as you have helped
a great many of my friends, by publishing
a recipe for washing blankets. I have a
very fine pair of California wool blankets,
which have become soiled; and I do not know
how tu wash them, having had no experi
ence. Very trulv. Mrs. DOT.
Pour Into a tub half a pint of house
hold ammonia, and lay the blanket over
this, covering It Immediately wtlh luke
warm water. This sends the fumes
through the blanket, loosening the dirt.
The blanket should then be stirred about
with a stick, and pressed until all of
the dirt seems to be In tho water. Then
rinse in a tub of clean water, the same
temperature as the first, wring out In a
wrlnget and hang it In a shady place,
where there Is a gentle breeze. This
work Is best done on a windy day, as
the current of air will make the blan
kets fluffy and as soft as when new.
Times Inquiry Department.
What shall I do to take out a claret stain
from an embroidered centerpiece?
Hold the stained part tightly over a
bowl, and pour boiling water through It
for three or four minutes, using clean
water each time.
Wmej Inquiry Department:
Will you please publish the little birthday
rhyme that b?glns. "Monday's child Is fair
of face," and oblige,
. A SATURDAT GIRL
I am sorry you are a Saturday girl,
for the rhyme says that you will have
to work hard for a living. However,
as all of us are compelled to do that,
you are none the worse off. Here are
Monday's child Is fair of face;
Tuesday's child Is full of gracej
Wednesday's child Is sorry and sad;
Thursday's child Is merry and glad;
Friday's child Is loving and giving;
Saturday's child must work hard for
But the child that Is born on the
Is blithe and bonny and good and gay.
Time Inquiry Department:
Jtow that strawberries are cheaper, will
you please publish In jour Inqulrv Depart
ment a recipe for good ojd-fashlonod straw
berry shortcake not the aneet kind but
the regular shortcake made from dough'
Very truly. Mrs. F E. W.
Every housekeper is now knee deep,
theoretically speaking, in shortcake.
And for their benefit I will publish an
old recipe tnat is as ancient and hon
orable. I dare say, as the reign of the
First mash a quart of berries, sweeten
them with granulated sugar, and let
them Btand for an hour and a half.
Into a pint of flour sift a teaspoonful
of baking powder and a teaspoonful of
salt. Chop into this one tablespoonful
of butter until It Is thoroughly incor
porated. Add enough milk so that it
will make a dough that Is easily han
dled. Turn this upon a nastrv hn.irH
roll out into a huge biscuit as large as
a pleplate. Put into a pan and bake
la a, quick oven. When it Is done, enlU j
Times Inquiry Department.
I am a young girl five feet four Inches
high and weigh ISO pounds Am I In good
proportion' Is there a table of weights and
heights, and If so will It be asking too much
to request you to print It In the Question
Column' Very truly. CURLY LOCKS.
You should weigh 136 pounds, accord
ing to the following table: 5 feet 1 Inch,
weight 120 pounds, 5 feet 2 Inches, 125
Dounds. 5 feet 3 Inches, 133 pounds; 5
feet 4 inches, 136 pounds; 5 feet 5 Inches,
112 nounds. 5 feet 6 Inches. 145 pounds;
S feet 7 inches, 149 pounds: 5 feet 8
Inches, 155 pounds; 5 feet 9 Inches, 162
pounds; 5 feet 10 inches, 169 pounds; 5
ieet ii incites, . m puuuua, ii, no
pounds. This fable was compiled by
one who has made the close study of
weight as related to health a life study,
and It Is said to be absolutely correct.
Times Inquiry Department:
Where was the first Marathon race, and
who won it Very truly, BOY SCOUT.
The modern Marathon race Is found
ed on the beautiful Greek legend of
Pheldlppides, who carried the news of
the victory over the Persians over 26
miles and fell dying as he reached his
goal. The true Marathon race was
much abused and burlesqued by profes
sional tunners, who ignored the tradi
tional foundation for the race. The true
Marathon was not an indoor exhibition
of dizzy racing around a five-lap track.
It was a long run out of doors, up hill
nd down, over a stony path and dusty
The President and Mrs. Taft will en
tertain at dinner tonight at the White
Mrs. Taft and Miss Helen Taft re
turned from New York this afternoon.
Wife of Judge Atkinson
Returns to Capital.
Mrs. Atkinson, wife of Judge Atkin
son, of the United States Court of
Claims, who has been spending several
weeks in Atlantic, City and Old Point
Comfort, has returned to Washington
Chief Justice Shenard. of the United
States Court of Appeals, and Mrs. Shep
ard will leave Washington early in June
for New York, from where they will
sail ior Europe to spend tne summer.
Mrs. Robb, wife of Judge Robb, of
the Court of Appeals, will close her
apartment in the Rocnambeau next
week and go to her home In Vermont.
where she will be joined later by the
Judge, and they will go to their cot
tage at cape cod for the season.
Chief Justice Clabaugh, of the Su
preme Court of the District, and Mrs.
Clabaugh will close their Washington
residence the first week in June and
go to their country place In Carroll
county. Md.. where thev will soend most
of the summer. Their sons-in-law and
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Beale Bloomer
and Mr. and Mrs. Lamberton, will spend
the early part of the summer with
Persian Official Departs
After Visit In Washington.
Frank S. Carrues, the treasurer of
taxation of Persia, who recently ar
rived from the Philippines, and who
was the dinner guest of Charge d Af
faires of Persia and Mma. All Kuli
Khan earlier In the week, sailed yes
terday from New York on the Asiatic
Miss Hannah Taylor has invitations
out for a large card party Saturday
Mrs. Richard C. Moore, wife of CaD-
taln Moore. U. S A., who is spending
tne spring with her mother. Mrs Sam
uel Todd Davis, at the Highlands will
entertain at luncheon Wednesday,
May 24, in compliment to Miss Dor
othy Langfitt. whose marriage to
Lieutenant Wllby, U. S. A., takes
place shortly Mrs. Moore Is to be
Miss Langfitt's matron of honor.
The last regular hop of the season
will be held at Fort Myer on the
evening of Saturday, May 27.
Miss Tilton Bride
Of Edgar J. Orme.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Tilton have Is
sued cards announcing the marriage of
their daughter. Miss Miriam Perry Til
ton, to Edgai J. Orme, son of Mrs.
Orme and the late James W. Orme. The
wedding took place Wednesday, May 17,
Mr. .ind Mrs. Orme leaving immediately
after the ceremony for an extended wed
ding trip. They will be at home after
June 9, at 1812 Belmont road.
Mrs. Julie McGowan" announces the
marriage of her dauehter. Miss Adine
Putnam, to Lewis Henry Machen, of
Alexandria, va. The Rev. George Fiske
Dudley, of St. Stephen's Church, was
the officiating clergyman at the wedding
which took place Wednesday, Ms; 17.
There were rjo cards.
The Assistant Secretary of the Nay
and Mrs. Beekman Wlnthrop entertained
at dinner last night.
Gen and Mrs. John W. Foster were
dinner hosts last night asking their
guests to meet tne Mexican ambassador,
Senor Zamacona y
Mr. and Mrs. Walcott
Return From Brighton.
The Secretary of the Smithsonian In
stitution and Mrs Charles D. Walcott,
who have been at the Brighton all
winter, have returned to their house,
1743 Twenty-second street, and will re
main there until the last of June, when
they will depart for the summer.
Woolsej Asplnwall Is spending a
short time at Atlantic City at the Chal-fonte.
Mrs. Piddle Will Give
Bridge Party and Tea
Mrs. Blddle, wife of the command int
of the. Marine Barracks, will entertain
at bridge this afternoon, followed by
an Informal tea.
Mrs. David D. Porter, wife of Major
Porter, U. 6. M. C, and .Mrs. BIddle's
daughter. Mrs. W. B. Izard, wife of
Paymaster Izard, U. S. N., will preside
at the tea table, which will be adorned
with clusters of spring flowers.
Mrs. Blddle is at home every Thurs
The Charge d'Affalra of Persia and
Mme. All Kuli Khan, will leave Wash
Ington'withln a few days for Lake Mo
honk where the former will deliver an
address at the Peace Conferepce belngi
Mrs. William H. Driggs and Houston
Driggs will go to Atlantic City about
June 8, to remain until the end of the
month, when they will be joined by
Miss Natalie Driggs, who will be a
member of a home party during June.
Mrs. Driggs and her daughter will then
probably spend the remainder of the
season In New Hampshire, and Houston
Driggs will Join a camping party in
Children's Home Fete
Is Largely Attended.
The fete at the home of Mrs. John
Newbold yesterday afternoon, for the
benefit of the Children's Country Home,
was the drawing card for society folk
yesterday from 4 o'clock In the after
noon until 10 o'clock at night.
Among the attractlbns were the Punch
and Judv show for the children; the
fortune teller s tent, the photographer s
tent, the grab-bag, flower stall, pillow
booth, parasol table, lemonade stand,
candy and tea table.
Mrs. Clarke Waggaman and Mrs.
Robert Roosevelt presided at the tea
table assisted by Miss Dorothy Gard
ner Williams and Miss Laura Merrl-
Others presiding at the various tables
and stands were Mrs. Murray Cobb,
Mrs. Rnencer Cosby. Mrs. Frank Ander
son, Mrs. Thomas Fuller, Mrs. Ormsby
McCannon. Mrs. George uuniop, Mrs.
Richard Walnwright. Mrs. John New-
bold, Mrs. Fleming Newbold, Miss Ruth
H.irlan. Miss Sallle Schroeder. Miss
Jean Oliver. Miss EJsle Cassels, Miss
Catherine Savllle, Miss MIchle, Miss
Battles. Miss Angelica Reamey ana
Col. and Mrs. Thompson
to Give Dinner ,and
Col. and Mrs. Robert M. Thompson
will entertain at a dinner and musicale
this evening at their Sheridan circle
residence. There will be twenty guests
at the dinner, and at 10 o'clock addi
tional guests to the number of 125 will
come In for the music.
The artists of the evening will be
Mme. Rappold, of the Metropolitan
Opera Company, M. Daddi, of the Chi
cago Opera Company, Miss Catherine
Parlow, violinist and Mr. Warck, pian
Mrs. George T. Porter was hostess at
luncheon today at her residence on New
At the marriage of Miss Jessie Bacon
Krogstad, and William Arthur Burton,
of Tunbridgo Wells, England, which
will take place June 14, the bride will
be attended by Miss Katherine Brown,
as maid of honor. The bridesmaids will
be Miss Marie Duryee, of New York;
Miss Elizabeth Elklns Ollphant, of
Philadelphia; Miss Mnrgaretta Symons.
Miss Marguerite Barbour, Miss Doris
Haywood, and Miss Elsie Downing, of
Robert Bacon Krogstad, brother of
the bride, will be the best man for Mr.
Miss Ray Jardin Parker
Will Be June Bride.
The marriage of Miss Ray Jardln
Parker, daughter of Mrs. George R.
May, to Dr. Walton C. Carroll, will
take place Wednesday, June 28.
Mrs. Burr, wife of Lieut. Col. Edward
Burr, V. S A., will be hostess at a
bmall tea In compliment to Miss Dor
othy Langfitt this afternoon at 5 o'clock
at her residence on Jefferson place.
The house will be adorned for the oc
casion with clusters of syrlnga blos
sbms. pink clover, and pink sweet peas.
Mrs. Judson. wife of Commissioner
Judson; Mrs. Barden, wife of the com
manding officer at the Washington
Barracks; Mrs. Grant, wife of Lieut. U.
S. Grant, third. U. S. A., and Miss Marie
MIchle will preside In the dining room.
The guests will include a number of
Miss Langfitt's young friends.
FOR LITTLE FOLK JUST BEFORE BEDTIME.
The Sandman's Stories
THE TROUBLESOME PET.
LAURA and Austin Burton lived
In a seaport town. Their father
was a sea captain and went on
long voyages. He brought Laura
and Austin many curious presents, but
Nick was the most curious of all.
Nick was a monkey; he had lived on
board a ship for a long time, and Cap
tain Burton thought he would amuse
A cage was bought and fastened to
the wall of the piazza for Nick to sleep
in, but with the first ray of light he
would chatter to be let out; they were
glad to do so to keep him quiet.
He would sit In a chair at a table and
"' irom a plate, but If there happen
ed to be a piece of food that did not
please him he slyly tucked it under the
side of his plate. Then he would wait
for Maggie the maid, to come In sight,
and with direct aim he would throw it
ii ner tace.
Maggie and the cage were Nick's par-
aversions. "He's the imp o'
ftSiu HE. WOULD WAIT
Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Small
wood have cards out for a musicale
Friday evening, May 19, at 8 o'clock,
at Washington Seminary, 2107 S street,
and for a reception Wednesday even
ing. May 24, from 8 to 10 o'clock
Belgian Minister and Wife
Honor Guests, at Dinner.
The Minister of Belgium and Coun
tess de Bulsseret were the honor
guests at dinner last night of Mr and
Mrs. John Story, brother and sister-
in-law of the countess
The minister will go to New York
tomorrow and will sail Friday for
Europe, en route to his new post at
The new minister, Emmanuel Have
nlth, will not come to Washington un
til the fall, and Charles Symon, sec
retary of the legation, will act as
charge d'affaires in the meantime.
Countess de Bulsseret and their chil
dren will spend tho month of June' at
the country home of her parents, MaJ.
Gen. and Mrs. John P. Story, near An
napolis. Md.. and July 8 will sail from
New York to Join her husband.
Lieut, and Mrs. U. S. Grant 3d. U.
S. A., were dinner hosts last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Williams and
the Misses Williams will close their
AVashlngton residence the last of this
month and will spend the summer trav
eling In California.
No date has yet been set for the
marriage of Miss Gertrude Williams and
Frederick Faust, whose engagement
was recently announced.
Jelly Made of Rhubarb
A "Reward of Merit"
Even with house cleaning In prospect,
good things to eat still have power to
charm and possibly aid In keeping the
assistant cohorts In good mental trim.
As a "reward of merit" try these home
made candies and this most excellent
rhubarb jelly. For the latter wash the
rhubarb, drain it well, but do not peel
It, if you wish your Jelly to have a fine
color. Simply cut It Into small pieces
and never mind If It toe stringy. To
every pound of rhubarb add half a cup
of water and let It stew slowly in a
granite or porcelain pan until the fruit
is all In shreds. Then strain It through
a cheesecloth and press out all the
Juice. Let the Juice stand till the next
day, then carefully pour It off from the
sediment. Measure the Juice and allow
one pint of sugar to one pint of juice.
Let the Juice simmer ten minutes or
until it begins to thicken on the edge
of the pan; then add the sugar, which
ha .been kept hot in the oven-, and let
the mixture simmer' until it Jellies on
the spoon or when dropped on a cold
plate. Remove the scum carefully as
It forms, and when ready pour the Jelly
Into glasses which have been rolled In
a shallow pan or not water ana are
still standing In It. When the jelly Is
cold and firm pour melted paraffin over
tne top. cover witn paper ana Keep 11
in a aarK room.
How to Cook and Serve
Delicious Beef Balls
Take a piece of steak cut from the top
of the round and wipe clean. Cut Into
narrow strips and scrape with the grain
of the meat, using a silver spoon. Do
this first on one side, then on the other.
Form the meat pulp thus obtained into
small balls, handling as lightly as pos
sible. Then toss In a hot frying pan
that has been sprinkled lightly with
salt, until the surface of the meat balls
Is seared Serve with baked potatoes or
rounds of buttered toast and garnish
with parsley or water cress.
Outdoor Girl Is Safe.
The out-of-door girl Is less liable to
fall than the dawdling, novel-reading
The out-of-door life develops a poise
and self-reliance and natural dignity
that are in themselves a protection.
Her Big Nose.
The length of the nose of the Statue
of Liberty is four feet six inches. The
distance across the eyes Is two feet six
inches The right arm, which holds the
torcJi, Is forty-two feet long.
Recipe for Chops
Broiled in Paper Case
A Frenched chop broiled In a paper
case is a delicate and appetizing dish
for tho convalescent patient. To pre
pare It. gutter sparingly a piece of
foolscap paper, using a butter brush
for the purpose. Lay the chop on one
half the paper and fold the other part
Then begin at the edges and fold
over the sides and ends of the paper
in three narrow folds. Place in the
wire broiler and broil eight minutes,
taking care that the paper does not
catch fire Remove the chop, season
with salt and pepper, garnish with
parsley and cubes of currant Jelly
and serve at once.- Tenderloin steak,
breast of chicken or boned squab ma
be broiled In the same way.
When It is desirable to serve verv
rare meat, beef balls will be found an
attractive way of presenting it.
Sour Claret Excellent .
as a Complexion Wash
Sour claret Is said to be an excellent '
thing for the complexion, and it bids!
fair to be the last thing to baths for the
woman who Is fond of fads. '
The wine bath stimulates the skin, j
but so few women are aBle to Indulge in
such extravagance that is not likely to '
be popular; sponging the face in wine(
Is not so expensive, and Its benefits are 1
so evident that many women will fol
low It. j
Different kinds of wine may be used ,
for the complexion, either white or red. '
and sour claret Is especially beneficial. I
The wine should be applied with a j
sponge or dabbed on the skin with a
soft towel It acts as a strong tonic,
and can be used as such instead of a
Woman Guide and Hunter.
Mrs .Charles E. McDonald, of Sher
man, Me , Is the only certified woman
guide of the pine tree region. She
visited New York recently and 'com
plained of the cold, saying that she
was cold out of the hotels and tog
warm in them, and would be glad to
get back to the Maine woods. She has
shot black bears and can guide any
one through the woods of her native
State and keep the animals off at the
Satan, sure he Is," Maggie would say.
snaking ner clenchedflst at Nick. But
Nick would look soberly at his plate
and never glance toward the angry
If he found a paper or a book with
colored pictures he would look at thm
and throw back his head with his mouth
opened as though he were laughing.
captain Burton said that Nick was
Imitating the sailors looking at the fun
ny papers. If he found a letter, and
he knew one when he saw it. he would
go into a corner by himself and look
at It as though h4 were reading It. Then
he would hold It In his hand and .sit
very still, as though he were thinking,
and after a while he would draw the
back of his hand across his eyes.
He watched the sailors read their let
ters from home, and the thoughts of
home and the dear ones brought tears
to their eyes.
Nick behaved so well that Mrs. Burton
consented- to let the children keep him.
But as soon as Captain Burton went on
a voyage. Nick changed from a well-behaved
monkey to a very mischievous
one. Poor Maggie's life was made un
bearable. One day, as she went Into the
dinlflg-room with a dish of stewed
prunes, Nick reached down from the
door fram and took a handful and ran
away chattering and dripping the fruit
as he went. "Ye long-tiled lmy," said
Maggie. "I hope ye choke."
Nick kept out of her reach for the
rest of the day. But the next morning
when she was mixing batter for cakes
Nick waited his chance and when her
back, was turned he jumped through the
window and began to stir tne Datter.
ering Maggie and the kitchen, too.. Thin
he jumped (hrough the window and'w4
out of her reach in a minute.
"I'll sure make monkey soup o' that
ton o' satan," she told Austin and
Laura, "If ye don't keep him out o' me
One afternoon everybody was out and
Nick was shut up In the sitting-room-He
never had disturbed anything arid
no thought was given to his doing so
that day. But the sight that met their
eyes when they opened the door set
tled Nick's fate. He had taken every
picture from the wall and the paper he
had pulled off In strips. He began tiv
chatter as soon as the door was opened
and tried to run out but Austin caught
him and put him In his cage, where ha
cried like a child all nlghL
The next day a belt was put around
his waist with a chain attached to It
and he was fastened to a tree In the
yard. Mrs. Burton declared he should
never come into the house again.
But Maggie was not free from Nick's
tricks even then. One Monday Niels
watched her pinning the clothes to
the line, and when she went Into the
house he found the length of the chain
would enable him to reach one stretch
of the line.
He climbed up the post and ran along
the line, pulling; out the pins as he went
and throwing them to the ground, then
he ran up the tree again taking th
pins with him.
Maggie soon discovered what he had
done and she came out to pick up the
clothes, scolding as she put them Into
the basket. "Ye blithering idiot." she
said. "I wish I could jlst lay me two
ban's on ye." But she did not stop to
say more, for Nick began throwing tba
pins at her thick and fast. "I'll not live
another day in the same house with that
son o' satan," she told Mrs, Burton. -...-
Nick was put into his cage, but by
Saturday he had created such a dis
turbance that it was decided to take
him on Monday to an animal store tq
be cared for until Captain Burton re
turned. Nick seemed to realize it would be his
last chance at Maggie, and on Sunday
morning when she came down dressed
for early church she went under his
pUUJNO OUT Trrt PINS A3 HEYVENT
cage for the milk bottles. Nick reached
through the bars with his long arm
and pulled off her hat, and managed to
keep it out of her reach until he had
pulled It in pieces, which he threw at
the Infuriated Maggie.
Maggie wished In a loud voice all the
dreadful things Imaginable might hap
pen to him, and in a few minutes the
whole family were out on the porch.
Maggie was only quieted by the proip
Ise of a new hat the next day that
should be handsomer than the one
fn..lM . him nviA otafmA tnwaril I
the table, but before she could reach had destroyed.
him. Nick lifted the spoon and brought I
it down with a splash into the dish, cov- Tomorrow's Story "The Little Helper.'
NEW YORK. WASHINGTON. PARIS. 1
Same Rule for All.
Life owes each of us just exactlv what
we have the brains and the Industrv to
collect from It, and because an Indi
vidual happens to be born of the female
persuasion does not Invalidate her claim.
are the ideal cheques to
deal with travelers know
that these cheques are
always and everywhere
good, and gladly accept
them as money current.
The holder readily estab
lishes his identity by his
them on your next trip.
SANDERS & STAYMAN CO.
1 327 f Street
The Home of the
f STATE BANK
THB AMERICAN -SECURITY
ft TRUST CtJu.
15th St. t Fa. Ave.
Renowned for Its Wonderfully Sympathetic Tone.
The Beautiful Weber Grand
Personally Selected and Used by
Is on Exhibition in Our Window.
The WEBER is being used this week by THE FRIENDS
SELECT SCHOOL, FAIRMONT SEMINARY, WASHINGTON
COLLEGE, ACADEMY OF THE NOTRE DAME, ST. MARK'S
CHOIR, ST. PAUL'S (R. C.) CHOIR, MISS MCCARTHY'S
RECITAL, and many other places, attesting to its great popularity
among jnusicians. .
Several special bargains in Webers this week.
SANDERS & STAYMAN CO.
1 327 F Street N. W.
F St., Cor. 13th.
Furs Stored and Insured, Remodeled and Repaired.
For FRID AYand SATURDAY
We have arranged a Very Special Sale
of Women's Furnishings
at exceptionally low prices
for Goods of Quality
&U0 to $7.50
coats, for Friday
and Saturday, only
Finest quality silk messallne
in seven distinctive styles both
plain and fancy effects, made
with deep accordion flounce and
Special Sale of
S1.75 Silk gf QC
J2.SO Silk Vests, hand Q- QC
75c Combination Suits.... 4DC
75c Lisle Vests...-. 45C
$1.25 Combination Suits.. VOC
35c Lisle Vests OC
$10.00 Imported hand embroid
ered linen Farnaols. Very special
value for Friday and (Jr AA
Saturday only DdUU
$5.00 and $6.50 best quality plain
taffeta silk Paranoid, all colors,
Friday and Saturday QQ CA
Also many imported black and
white effects in this sale.
$15 Silk Stockings,
very special for Friday
and Saturday only,
Black, white and all the new
shades of tan. Finest silk
stockings in the world at the
Genuine imported hand-made
Irish Lace Neckwear at H and
less than H former prices. The
following Items will give an
idea of the exceptional values
offered In this sale:
50c Irish lace Jabots ZDC
$1.25 Irish lace Jabots 5uC
$1.50 and $2.30 Irish lace jxbots,
Dutch Collars, coat collars fJS
and stocks I DC
$2.00 and $3.00 Irish lace Jabots,
Stocks, Dutch Collars, QK
Coat Collars and Tabs 70C
$3.00 to $5.00 Irish lace Jabots,
Stooks. Dutch Collars,
Coat Collars and g- njj
rabs "....'. 5 JL.OO
$4.50 to $6.00 Black Seal Haad
nK. Very special values for
Friday and Saturday
Two newest shapes suitable for
traveling: and business purposes.
It is clean, economical, and ab
solutely satisfactory. "We supply
coke at these prices.
Biubels Large Coke, delivered. .,.CU
49 Biuhelt Lare Coke, delivered.. ..8.T1
40 Bushels Large Coke, delivered... .15. 1 J
a uuaneuicrusnea coke,
40 Bushels Crushed Coke.
(0 Bushels Crushed Coke.
413 Tenth Street
The Velvet Kind t
For Sale Almost Everywhere m '
iCHAPIN-SACKS MFG. CO.::
Window Shade Fitted To Your
Best quality oil. hand-made opaqu
Hartshorn Rollers, hung; (re 5s
Scotch Holland Shadea,...?'.. 75a
THE W, BLU31 STORES.
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