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4TJYG & PniMDEIYT
KXT Tuesday, Woodrow Wilson.
r!ni.i.i..iH t x t . .in
Jvuv iiui uj. iuw uursuy, win
bo inaugurated as l'residcnt of
tho United Khitna nml n nvnrnn r
Murdi.ill, of Indiana, ns tho Vice
President. This Inauguration will
differ lrom thoso Hint luivu gono be
foro In several respects. To begin
Willi, this Is tho llrst tlmo in tho his
tory of tho country that tho Chief
hxecutlvo and tho Vlco-l'resldent were
both Governors of Slates at the time
of their election to their respective
olllcos. Both in on stop down from
their Governor's chairs to take up
their broader duties.
Again, President-elect Wilson has
reverted to tho days of tho long ago
In asking that no Inaugural Hall be
held on tho evening' of Mnrch Fourth.
And, furthermore, add to this tho fact
that several thousand suffragettes will
parado along historic Pennsylvania
Avenue on the afternoon of March
3rd and you h.tvo an Inauguration
that differs indeed from thoso of tho
As wlih so many things, tho weather
plays an Important part in the inaugu
ration of a President of tho United
State- If iirNt Tuesday bo clear, Mr.
Wtlsen will take tho oath of olllce on
'ho bro il steps of the east front of
h i C'.i 'ltol. Hut if, as is generally tho
ease, it is raining or snowing so hard
that no man would bo safo In expos
ing himself to tho elements on the
utsldc platform, then tho ceremony
w il be performed in tho U. S. Somite.
For months and months tho question
at changing tho date of Inauguration
to a season of tho year when more
clement weather may bo expected
has ben agitated. But, so far, noth
ing definite lias been accomplish-"!.
At tho last Inauguration wncn
I'aft and Sherman were Inducted Into
olllce, the day was so stormy that
iho ceremony had to bo hMd In the
Senate Chamber. On tho morning of
that Fourth of March, 1003. both
House and Senate met hurriedly and
adopted resolutions to that effect. Mr.
Taft and then-President Roosevelt, af
ter reaching the Capitol from the
Whlto House, were escorted to the
President's Room in tho big building
and at tho same tlmo tho two Vlco
Presldcnts wero escorted to tho room
reserved for tho "Second In Com
mand." Whllo waiting for tho cere
monies to begin, they received many
of their Intimate fi lends informally.
At tho nppolnted hour as noar
twelve, noon, as possible tho retir
ing Cabinet, tho .Senate, tho IIouso
of Representative?, tho Diplomatic
Corps-, tho Justices of tho Supremo
Court and a small portion of tho
public assembled In tho Senate Cham-
1 ber and Its galleries, As tho Incoming
mid the retiring Presidents wero cs-
I cortod Into tho room everyone roso
to their feet and remained standing
until thoy had taken their appointed
I seats directly In front of tho rostrum
land facing the Senate. Tho Justices
of tho Supreme Court, In tholr long
I black robes, wero seated on the
rostrum, with tho Chief Justice in
tho center of tho seml-circlo they
I Then tho retiring Viee-Presidont,
Mr. Fairbanks, called the Senate to
order and dollvorcd his farewell ad
dress, Immediately thereafter admin
istering tho oath of offlco to his suc
I cessor who then took his place ns
presiding officer. Then tho new Sen-iators-clect
wero duly sworn In and,
(following that, tho new Vlco-Presldent
I said, "Tho Chief Justice of tho United
I States .,-111 now admlnlstor tho oath
to tho President-elect."
Tho chairman of the Inaugural En
tertainment Committee took Mr. Taft
by tho arm and lend him to tho pre
siding olllcor's placo whero ho met
the Chief Justice. Mr. Taft raised his
right hand and the Chief Justice read
tho prescribed formula, phrase by
phrase, with tho new President ro-
pcntlng it after hltn. In substance,
tho President promises In tho formula
to executo tho laws and to uphold
tho Constitution of the United States.
Tho Chief Justico then retired from
tho rostrum and, after applause, the
now President read his Inaugural Ad
dress. Now, If tho weather be Inclement,
this samo ordor of ceremonies will
be followod by President Wilson and
Vice-President Marshall. But If tho
day be clear, similar exorcises dif
ferent only In tho changes necessi
tated by space limitations will be
held out - of - doors on a platform
erected over tho steps at tho eaBt
front of tho Capitol beforo a vast
concourse of people thousands and
I thousands of them. In fact. In or
der that they may witness the cere
mony, tho out-door performance of It
Is always preferred. Incidentally, It
may bo mentioned that but few Indeed
of that mighty assemblago can hear
tho President's address; but afterward,
through tho newspapers, tho wholo
land reads It,
Always, on March 4th. tho Incom
ing and tho retiring Presidents rldo
(to the Capitol from tho Whlto IIouso
In an open carriage, escorted by a
guard of honor. Of com-su, a band
Is playing merrily ulong before them
The now President sits on tho left
side of the rear seat, and tho old
ono beside him on the right. In tho
rldo back from tho Capitol this order
After tho ceremonies at tho Capitol,
' the great pageant of tho Inaugural
I Parado starts up Pennsylvania Ave
nue, past tho Whlto House, then tra-
i versing certain side-streets and dls-
l banding. It Is a display woll worth
seolng. In line of inarch aro num
berless compaines of United States
soldiers, from all branches of the
Army; sailors from tho battleships;
'cadets from West Point and Annap
olis; representations of tho National
'Guard from every Stato In the Union
, and a largo number of "marching
clubs," composed of civilians, from
' tho various States. The President and
his ofTclal party review tho monster
parade numbering over 30,000 men
from a beautifully decorated re
viewing stand directly In front of the
LITTLE GRETCHEN'S SURPRISE
eVEUYBODY around tho village
know Uttlo Oretchon, and lovod
her, too. Sho was a quiet fihy
Uttlo person, with the biggest
and bluest eyes that you ever saw,
and spent most of her tlmo keeping
house, for her mamma had been
dead for, oh, ever so long, and Grot
chen had to took tho meals and keep
tho queer looking Uttlo Dutch cottage
nont and clean for her papa, who
ran tho mill close by.
Grctchen and her papa wero very,
very poor. Sometimes several days
would pass without people bringing
grain to tho mill to bo ground and
then, her papa, who was a cripple,
would sit on tho bench In front of the
mill and gazo sorrowfully out over tho
How Grctchen loved him! and how
sho did wish that sho could not only
keep tho cottage as neat and clean
as a new pin, but that sho could do
something that would cause tho wrin
kles that showed ho plainly on his
face, when worried, to go away and
And what stories her papa used to
tell hor. Itorles of a far off country
called America, whore there was plen
ty of work for thoBO who wanted It,
and whero peoplo who wero willing
..to work had all they wanted to eat.
"It's a great country, Grotchcn, dear,
and I would like so much to go there
and carry you with me," he would
Then ho told a story of the long
ago. "My Uttlo girl," he said. "Once,
on this very spot, then stood a groat
mansion. The owner was a stern,
grim man who never wanted anyone
to visit him and lived all alone, with
every door bolted and windows barred
tight. Ho owned over bo many farms
and cottages and nearly ovoryono
around hero had to pay htm rent for
"A great Iron fence ran nround
the mansion, and In tills, directly in 1
front of tho building was a huge Iron I
gate. Fastened on tho outside of tho
gate there was a gong, and below it, 1
attached by a chain hung a hammer, i
Whan anyono came to pay the old
man any money, thoy would strike 1
tho gong with the hammer and at
once tho old fellow would mako his
appearance and take tho money
through tho gate bars.
"What did h do with all his
money? Guess, dear. You can't.
Woll I'll tell you what 1'vo heard
"In thoso days (ns there are now),
there lived In Amsterdam men who
made a living by dealing In diamonds
and other precious stones. Othor
men, from distant parts of the world,
would send tho diamonds, rough and
dull looking, Just as they camo from
tho earth, to these dealers In Amster
dam, and they would cut and polish
them, until they glowed and glittered
llko balls of lire then evoryone
young, ho was poor. Day after day
ho would work for barely enough
money to olotho and feed himself.
Ho was a handsome young fellow In
thoso days and poople wondered why
his uncle, who owned thousands anil
thousands of guilders worth of prop
erty did not assist him.
"Ono day tho most beautiful young
lady In tho country happened to pass.
the young fellow; and In passing, sho
smiled at htm, At once ho fell In
lovo with her, and to toll the truth,
Fhe with him, but the gtrl'B father
was a man who was anxious to see.
his daughter marry a man who had
plenty of money, and he persuaded
her to marry a man who (as he sold)
could buy her silks and diamonds.
"It broke the young fellow's heart,
and soon after when his uncle died
and left him all of his wealth. Includ
ing tho great mansion, he went to ltvo
th'jre as I have told you.
"Ono day, soon after the young fel
low had moved Into tho mansion, tho
peoplo of the neighborhood were sur
prised to see '.ho greatest sculptor In
tho world go to the gato and tall;
earnestly with tho young man for
somo time. Then he took his depar
ture and several months later, a large
package, hat resembled a statue,
covered with canvas, was delivered at
"Just a few days after this, parcel?
WItfCH AMB ttHE FAIRY
E HERE'S a great, big pile of ye!
At the end of each rainbow,
And if you walk quick and your heart
You 11 find it yourself, I know.
IT SERVED HIM RIGHT
3ERUY SOUTH, who Is Chief Clerk
ef tho IIouso of Representatives,
li s very wonderful talent for
recognizing any person whom ho
liu.s once seen. Let him hear a voice
over a telephone and, even years af-
As soon as ho was inside tho teacher J
saw him, asked him right out if : i
was James and ho didn't dare say he
was not when hla brother was right
thero to contradict him. So he was
It happened one day, that a wicked
Was riding across the sky
With a broom for a steed and a little
To make her broom horse fly.
Her eyes gleamed bright in wild de
light As swift through the air she flew,
And the cat snarled loud at every
Purred where the sky was blue.
Now a kind little fairy dwelt on earth
As good as she could be;
And all around her was joy and mirth.
And laughter rung out free.
A beautiful rainbow of wonderful tints
Led to her home like a road
While at its top sat a sorrowful prince
Whom the witch had changed to a
As the witch came riding by one day,
The load prince grabbed her tight
And told her that he would millions'
If she would remove her blight. j
So the wicked witch in her greed for
Opcneo her pockets wide.
But when they were filled with all
She began to slip and slide.
Down she slid on the rainbow, flat
The prince laughed long and loud
And as for that horrid, pitting cat
It sailed away on a cloud.
And all the gold that the witch did
She lost it then and there,
The fairies all laughed to hear her
As she looked for it everywhere.
But it was never found and lies today
Where those who arc good can find,
And if you'll but search in the proper
You'll see it if you're not blind.
Sho Smiled At Him, And Ho Fc
"But diamonds cost a great deal
of money, dear, nnd thero wero very
fow peoplo In this part of the coun
try who could afford to buy thorn;
but tho old miser as ono of them.
Diamonds wero to him, what every
thing that Is beautiful In llfo Is to
"Although the old man wanted
every diamond that he could get hold
of, It was tho larger ones that had
tho most attraction for him. The
dealers In Amsterdam knew this, and
I knew that he would pay tho very
highest prlceo for thoso that suited
hltn, and so whenever a particularly
magnificent stone would come to
them, they would cut and polish It
beautifully and then carry It out to
I tho strange old man and soil It.
I "When tho old man was very
"Wliero'o You Boon
Urwarel, ho can Identify that volco if
It calls him by wire. Ho discovered
this ability to umorabcr volce3 and
faces when boy and It has been a
great help to him all his life.
Hut, when he was u youngster, ho
used it more to havo fun with other
boys than anything ulso. In his homo
town thero were tvo boys who weio
twins. Thoy wero also Mr. South's
cousins. Now thoso youths wero ab
solutely alike, iu height, size, coloring
and volco that not oven their own
family could tell them opart. Only
their mother and Jerry South know
"which was which." James, however,
was a Uttlo mora clever than John
and also moro mischievous,
James was always getting Into trou- '
bio at school becauso of his pranks
nnd was often told by tho teacher
to "stay after all tho other hoys go." '
On such days ho would bo tho quick- 1
ust boy of nil In packing up his books j
and tho first to leave, John, know- 1
Ing that ho had done nothing wrong,
would take his timu about going.
And Just when ho would bo ready to
leave tho teacher would look up from
some work, see hltn, and remark
warnlngly, "Remember, James, I told
you to .omaln afler school,"
"I'm not James," ho would answor,
"You can't fool mo that way,"
teacher would mako unswor, "you aro
James and you aro not going homo!"
And so poor John would havo to
It thero r an hour or mora while
all tho other boys woro out playing,
Jerry .South thought this waH unfair
P' ono day, ho rushed out and called
af'c r James, "Say, John, teacher wants
T James hoirltij" this, thought It per-
SkCtly safe to coma back uud did so.
?" Ills Mother Abki-d.
Now, James and John had a wealthy
aunt and uncle who lived In another
town. The couple had no children
and whenover the boys went to visit
them they were simply spoiled and
fed up with good things to tat. Nat
urally, they Just loved to go.
James hnd caused the uncle and
aunt so much worry on ono of his
visits that their parents decided he
should go only overy other time. John
had been there alone on tho most
' recent visit and so now It was James'
Well, on this day, both the boys
wont down to tho river. James went
In swimming but John took off his
clothes anil waded about near tho
After they hnd been thero awhile
Jerry South came along.
"Say, James!" ho called, "Your
mother wants you."
"This Is John," James answered.
"I know you, dressed or undressed,"
Jerry replied, "and 1 know you aro
"No, I tell you, I'm John and I'm
not coming, so there!" James called
back from tho water. He hadn't for
gotten about that day at school, you
I see. 1
"Thon you coma on, John," Jerry '
But John replied "Aw, come on
James, Mamma wants you."
"Ontt vnnr l'oolln'! You know
, you'ro James!" tho boy o that nunio
adding, "I ain't going to got foolod
that way again, you bet!"
John re .Uy didn't want to go home,
but ho was a good boy and ha went
Somo hours later James dressed nnd
went to tl.J house.
"Whero' vo you been 7" his mother
Ills wet hair told her. v
"Woll, It serves you right!" shole
clared. "It was your turn to gto
a,mi'i lmt Jorrv nald vou
j wouldn't come and they couldn't wait.
lour uroinei j'hu .-.wuu u ujj ..
they took him In your place!"
It was a bitter punishment to James
but, from then nn, ho never tried to
tell a story about his name. Ho did
not know what ho might bo missing!
WHAf HAPPENS TO
BABIES IN SYRIA
Qur puzzle Corner f 1
1. Add the letter G to a young boy
and get to bo pleased.
". Add the 1. .or G to a spear nnd
got a rapid turning of the eyo In a
momentary view of anything.
3. Add tho letter P to a rural road
boidorcd ' trees and got a tool used
for smoothing boaids.
4. Add tho letter S to a traveling
coach and got a mark In tho skin
mado by a wound.
1. Change tho first letter of a placo
whoro mon go to register tholr named
and get something we hold In tho
i'Yul anil Willlo nail u curluiit number of invitations lo a party which
thoy ulshcd to It-mo at tlio homes of tholr 1 Wendy. Tri'il Mnrtoil at tho
point iimi-ki'il V ii in I Willlo nl W. Fred took u fchort coursu, goliu; In u
straight lino from tho two circles and piivUnc r houses on tho way, Willlo
In two slralf.ht com pes passed 0. Uruw straight nes showing tho c-ourno
each took. To includo a hnuso (he lino inusl touch It at hiuno point wuli.
2. Change the first letter of a kind
of trimming worn by ladles and get
a trlbo or nation.
3. Change tho llrst letter of a burial
spot and get to bo fearless.
4. Change tho first letter of some
thing from which clothes aro sus
pended In air and -e'. a number.
My first Is a precious motal.
My socond Is abovo one's head.
My third is a girl's name.
My fourth Is a cart used for heavy
a nniTlOSS: 1. Lad Glad. 2.
Lance Glance. S. Lane Plane.
hKTTHK UUAXUt) fUZ.ALU".
1 lSoothl'ooth. 2. Lace Jlace.
Grave llrave. i. Line Mine.
G (' li l
O V V H
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I) 11 A V
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Solution ot Partv Piutle,
f America when a baby Is to bo
chrlstet.ed, Its parents often give
n party and friends of theirs bring
presents which the Uttlo boy, or girl,
can use when a fow years older. But
over In Syria, whero many customs
aro different from tho ones in this
country, parents wait to glvo a party
until the baby cuts Its first tooth.
After the months of crying and fret
fulness every boy oi girl who has ft
baby at homo knows what that means
tho little tooth suddenly appears
through tho gums. Then the father
and mother are very happy and send
out Invitation to all their friends.
In America such Invitations would
Just bo written, or engravod, on cards
and the refreshments would be sorvod
at homo after tho g-ests arrived. But
In Syria the candles andj fruits and
cakes are sent along wlttr the Invita
tions. Tho .rlends receive thoso at
their homes and enjoy them there.
Later on these friends como to the
homo of tho baby and danco It up
and down In tho usua; way, look at
Its fine) now tooth and tell tho fathor
and mother they hopo It will live to
bo a hundred years old.
But tho parents are not any poorer
after having sent such quantities of
sweetmeats to tholr acquaintances, be
causo each ptrson who receives such
a dish of confections Is expected to
send It back as full of goodies as
when It came.
Such a dish Is called a "sanalnleh"
and Is not returned at once. Indeed,
lazy neighbors who don't feel llko
making up a lot of candy and cako
Immediately, often keep theirs several
weeks baforo bilnglng them back.
And, unless the parents ure well off
and havo a great many dishes, this
must oftei. make their table look very
bare for awhile.
When a very special friend Is to bo
honored with the present ono cf the
parents carries It Instead of s-sndlng
It by a servant. It is handed In at
tho door with a nlco Uttlo speech to
which thi friend answers something
"Oh, my neighbor and my friend,
may your child live long and bring
Joy jo your h iftrt. I cannot tell you
how happy I am that your child has
cut a tooth. And I am going to mako
an offering to tho church for your
child that it may grow up to bo good."
When the baby grows older ho, or
sho. Is told all about this and Is very
proud nnd, of course, feels that It
would be very wrong to disappoint nil
thoso friends and neighbors by grow
ing up to bo bad,
NOT IAKH MOTHHK SIAIUO
sJ I lSS 5
" ,i. aa'am,"
1 never a
3oks tho windpipes."
l..lttlo ISarllo was dining away fr .a home, and his
hostess noticed with somo concern that ho was leaving
untouchod the llrst oourse, which consisted of chicken
soup with macaroni.
"Why, Earlle," she said, "you didn't taste your soup
chicken sup, too."
ho ropllcd. "I didn't think l U caru fur It. Mamma
11 In Tivo With Her At Onco.
camo from Amsterdam, addressed U
tho young man, and they, too, wer
delivered. The man who carried them
to tho mansion house, said that one
was Bllghtly opened and contained
(What do you think?) a woman'5
"It seemed very queer, Grotchon,
and tho peoplo talked about It a great
deal. Tho diamond merchants con
tinued to como and sell tholr geml
and though tho young man grew old,
ho still continued to buy them ane
live all alono In tho big house.
"Ono night flames were seen com
ing through the roof of the mansion
and peoplo gathered from every di
rection to witness tho sight and try
to savo the building. They pounded
and pounded upon tho gong and fin
ally some ono tried to turn th handle
that opened tho gate it turned and
tho gato opened.
"Then the crowd surged through
tho grounds that had been closed for
so many years and Into tho houso.
"In tho grand parlor, on tho sec
ond tloor, thoy found tho old man.
There ho stood, beforo a beautiful
statue of a young woman, who ap
peared so lifelike In a magnificent
gown of silk, that people wero as
tonished and at first thought It to
"Sorneono recognized tho statue as
being that of the young lady that
had won the old man's heart In days
gone by. But that Isn't the strangest
part of It. Tho statue was simply
covered with tho most magnificent
diamonds. Tho most valuable of all,
woro In tho shapo of a necklace that
encircled the neck of the statue, and
as the peoplo advanced closer, the old
man suddenly grabbed tho necklace
nnd threw It out bf tho window whero
It foil Into tho waters of the dyke..
"It lies thero today, Grotchen, for
no one has ever been able to find It.
Tho mansion house burned down and
tho old man who was taken sick,
said that ho never wanted It rebuilt.
Ho gave all of his wealth, to charity
and beforo his death, which occurred
soon after, said that whoever found
the necklace oould havo It Many
have searched the waters around hero
but It still- remains to be found.
Probubly, my dear those geeso that
you seo swimming out thero aro Just
above It " and rising from his seat,
Gretohon'a father went into the mill.
And thero Grctchen sat, thinking of
tho strange story that had been told
her nnd wishing that she could find
tho beautiful diamond necklace, that
sho might sell It and with tho money
go to far off America with hor father.
Then she rose, and going Into the
houso brought out a piece of broad
and began to feed the geese. How
tamo and gentle they were. Even tho
big druko camo and ato from hor
hands, all know her and wero not
Just thi a pure whlto little goose
came swimming toward her, cutting
through tho water llko a knife and
eager to get Its share of the broad
that was now almost gono, Oretchon
saved a large piece for It and as tho
beautiful ilrd drew near, reached out
her hand to 'ocd It. But something
caught her eye, a something that
gleamed and glittered in tho sunlight
llko thousands of points of light.
And what do you suppose It was?
Why as suroly as I'm telling you about
It, It was tho most beautiful diamond
necklaeo In tho world and It hung
gracefully around the nock of tho
hungry little goojc, Tho miser's node'
lace was found.