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Nature's Most Helpful Agent as a
A Ten-YearOld'a Party.
I wish you would give mo an Idea
bow to give a birthday party for my
little girl who will bo ten !n January.
(So you sea I am writing In time.) I
don't know how to entertain children
that ago. Give mo something eagy and
at the same time enjoyable; also how
to do about the candles and what to
have for refreshment. M. L. 13.
I am glad you have asked mo In
time, for I am obliged to disappoint ho
many by not having their requests
soon enough. Put ten candlas on the
cake, with a tall candle In tlio center
"to go on." Sometimes It's called tbo
"life" candle. Servo cocoa with a
mariihmallow In each cup, and brown
bread sandwiches with a cream cheese
filling; then lee cream, tho birthday
cako and candles. Let each chllu blow
out a candlo and make a good wish for
the birthday child. You can hide pea
nuts all over tho jooj. 1 let the chil
dren hunt for them ni nJing a little
prize to the one who gets the least
and n.L?t Then If you ask the child
what they'd like to do I am sure
she will give you some valuable sug
gestions. Perhaps they would like
to cut ouf and dress paper dolls or
play somo of the many guessing con
tents. If you will send me a self-addressed
envelope. In care of the paper,
I will givo you tho name of eozxe In
eipcn6ive books that mothers tell me
are a great help to them In amusing
How to Acknowledge.
As usual, when In doubt as to what
Isjust the proper thing to do, I make
my appeal to you for help. You're a
great comfort to me. I go out so sel
dom in a "big" social way I do not
keep posted as to what the proper
thing la. I have cards for a debutante
tea, cannot accept; how shall I ac
knowledge the remembrance of our
entire family? 1'arncil. ,
Just In the easiest way Imaginable.
Take one of your cards for each name
on the invitation (presumably just the
mother and debutante) and one of
your hus.band'3 cards for each lady
and one for the man whose name ap
pears on the card; if your grown r.on
and a daughter in society also re
ceived cards, take one card of each;
Inclose all In one card-size envelope
and send by post or messenger to ar
rive on the day of the reception. I am
very glad to help you at any time.
Tor a Christmas Party.
Will you please give a program for
n Christmas party, an inexpensive
menu and prizes. I hope to give a
Christmas party for my classmates.
It is to bo a girls' affair for an after
noon. M. C. D.
I feel very sure that the above let
tr r has been answered by tho previous
departments, so 1 will not say any
thing more. Tho letter came too late
to be printed before today.
Regret Should Be Sent.
I have received an ItiviUutlon to tho
marriage reception of a friend, but
cannot go, ro should liko to know if
I muHt cend regrets. Jessie.
A wedding reception requires re
grets, just the same n nny other so
cial function. I hope you sent regrets,
as I fear this reply Is too late to help
you this time.
To a Reader.
There are contests pertaining to
Shakespeare, and they have appeared
lu this department. I cannot repeat
Just now, as our space Is limited and
there is so much holiday material that
pimply muHt be used now. However,
If you care to send me a self-addressed
stamped envelope, in care of the pa
per, I will send you the name of a
book '.hat contains Shakesperlan con
tests. Reply to "A. E. R."
Your question cannot be answered
In our department. I think you had
better secure such Information at tho
oftlco whero you procure tho license.
. Navy Blue and Scarlet.
Aa a last example tako un admir
able llttlo frock of line navy blue
' sergo set in close pleating from the
waist, over which fulls a scarlet cor
bclet made with a short basque slit
up p.t the sides and held in position ut
the waist by a patent belt pierced
with eyelet holes, tliruugii which is
threaded a tasseled silk ribbon, which
ties tho belt together. Tho corselet
' is embroidered all over In black In a
' fine scroll like design, und the. sleeves,
which are of navy bluu to match the
kirt. are piped with scarlet und orna
mented with little scarlet buttons.
The yoke of this frock Is of cream
spotted net (which In matched by the
frilling at the sleeves), with a tucked
collar, a'.id at the foot, where the yoko
and corselet meet, tt l.no'.H d tie -f
blue silk spotted with red and lliil-i.ou
off by little, tnsi els.
. W 1 4. I
Not Alwaya Property Appreciates, but
tha Woman Who Absorb Sufficient
Quantity of It Will Ba Pleased
Water Is seldom oppreclated at Its
tvuo value as a beautlller, although it
Is frequently recommended by physi
cians and occasionally advised by
beauty specialists. Quite possibly, If
It came In fancy jars or bottles with
a round price attached, wo would give
It greater consideration, but as long
as It Is both cheap and handy we are
apt to overlook It as a helpful agent
In our search for tno magic remedy.
The body requires a great deal of
water to supply Its needs, and unless
the necessary quantity is furnished
the skin suffers as well as the health.
At least three pints of cool not Iced
water should bo drunk every day. This
flushes the system, carries off tho Im
purities and gives the body Its normal
supply. Whether water should bo
taken with the meals Is a question for
the Individual to docido. Much la said
for and against this practice, but tho
three tints a day should be taken as
regularly as you perform any other of
your dally duties.
The first glass of cool water taken
upon arising Is tho most refreshing
medicine you can find, and the last
glass at bedtime will do much to
rest the nerves and make the sleep
quiet and restful. The other eight
glasses can be taken to suit your con
venience. The necessity for water drinking
must be especially Impressed upon the
woman whose skin Is dry and with a
tendency to wrinkle, and the woman
who has a sallow skin or whose com
plexion la marred by moth patches
should be equally generous In the
amount of water taken Into tho sys
tem. In both these caseB wonderful
Improvement Is sometimes brought
about by the faithful following of tho
above directions and the complexion
clears out, tho yellow look disappears
and the texture of the Bkin changes in
a surprising way after a few months
devoted to tho simple "water treat
If the body Is overburdened wtu
fat, a llthia tablet In the glass of wa
ter will prove helpful. If the system
shows an excess of acid a tiny pinch
of soda will sometimes correct tho
trouble. Just a little bit of Boda
hardly enough to change the taste of
the water is advisable.
When constipation exists the water
drinking will be often found a spe
cific and will usually benefit all ordi
nary cuses. Where the constipation
is chronic or serious a teaspoonful of
ordinary table salt dissolved in the
first glass of water taken before
breakfast will sometimes afford per
manent relief. For the anemic woman
a teaspoonful of sugar lu each glass
of water is excellent and often brings
decided improvement In the health in
a sliort time.
First in the list of beautiflers comes
fresh air, plenty of cool water, deep
breathing and exercise. These are.
absolutely necessary if one would
have good health and good looks.
Iireathe fresh air always; keep up a
certain amount of bodily activity to
keep the muscles elastic, keep the
lungs active and the blood circulating
by taking many deep breaths during
the .twenty-four hours; dilnk copious
drafts of cool water every day in tho
year, and beauty of complexion, grace
of body, fineness of skin and above all
normal health arid vitality will be very
likely to follow.
Sister True. If you use powder, ei
ther the liquid or the other kind, It is
absolutely necessary to give your face
a thorough cleansing at night, else the
pores will become clogged and the
skin muddy looking. Use cleansing
cream firBt, following with a facial
bath in warm water and mild soap,
rinse in clear, warm water followed
with a dash of cold and dry the face
gently. 1 can give you a formula, for
an excellent cleansing creum, if you
will send mo the necessary envelope.
Friendly. It is not well to use
heavy face masks continuously, be
cause the skin needs a chance to
breathe and to eliminate the wastn
matter. When tho face is covered ev
ery night and part of tho day w ith a
paste, it grows pallid and unhealthy
looking. Wear the mack occasionally.
If yow like, but not too often.
Ilernice. When the lines in the faco
aro very deep you will find help from
the uso of wriukle plasters in addition
to the massage cream. These plas
ters are easy to use and very Inexpen
sive and certainly aid very greatly In
smoothing out the ugly creases lu tho
New Header. Tho reason why the
blech prepared without oils Is mora
satisfactory than the greasy bleaches
is because It stays O'.i tho skin I'.nd
one gets the full benefit of the bleach
ing properties. It can be used either
night or day, f.s best suits the con
venience nnd does not Irritate tho
skin at all.
(Oopyi i;;t.t, 1SM2. Iv Universal Pre Ryu
dloate.) Mingled Furs.
A noticeable feature of tho year Is
the vogue for mingling fun.. Here
l.ro Just a few. Mole and musquash
much in request for stoles and muffs
also broadtail and chinchilla or
bl.ieU fox or ltusstan ermine. Skunk
ij v.sed with both broadtail and seal
musqui'sh, skunk and wolf aro excel
lent for stole mid muff sets, while, ted
r.-t tins recently taken a big hold on
! i lu; u::'t c'loii:) ef the really elegant.
WELL TO LEARN HOW
Truth of Adage "Knowledge Is
Power" is Exemplified Every
Hour of the Day.
DOY MAKES GOOD EXAMPLE
Ready In an Emergency, He Probably
Ha a Start In Ufa for Which Ha
Might Hava Waited Lcng
Practical Education Is
There are lots of people In this
world, both men and women, who
seem to be unable to help them
selves. Unable to help themselves,
they do not know bow to help others.
Such people always expect help from
others, from the people who do know
how; and It la the others that gener
ally succeed In this life. Their suc
cess constantly attests to the value of
The helplessneSH of the helpless Is
today remodeling our whole educa
tional system. It la establishing man
ual training for the boys In our pub
lic schools, and domestic training for
the girls. Through these agencies the
effort Is being made to make boys
and girls helpful to themselves and
others, to teach them the value of
knowing bow. The boys and girls are
being given practical education. Boys
and girls are becoming more observ
ant. An Illustration of this fact was re
cently brought to the writer's atten
tion. A large touring car was sud
denly brought to a standstill on the
principal street of a Pennsylvania
city. The owner of the car, who was
driving It, was unable to find the
cause of the trouble, although he
worked on It for over an hour. So
far as he could see every part of the
machinery was In place and whole.
He had gasoline In the tank, his bat
teries were In good order, still he
could not start tho car. He was about
to telephone for assistance when a
boy about fifteen years old happened
along, and asked him what the trou
ble was. The gentleman said he
didn't know. The boy asked if he
might try to find the trouble. The
gentleman asked t!rr. If be knew any
thing about automobiles. The boy
said he did. The gentleman gave him
permission to investigate, and the
first thing that his eye detected when
he had lifted the hood from the en
gine was a broken wire. "Here's your
trouble," the boy exclaimed; "get me
a pair of pliers and I will make tem
porary repairs." The boy spliced the
wires. The boy knew bow, and today
that boy has prospect of employment
in the gentleman's factory just as
soon as he shall have finished school.
This boy should be an example to
every other boy who would succeed
In this world. He knew how. They
should know how not how to fix au
tomobiles, perhaps, but how to do
something that Is useful to them
selves and others how to help
themselves and others. They have
plenty of Incentive. Frank A. Mun
ey, as a boy, kuow how to sell pa
pers, and, as a man. he knows how to
make magazines and sell them. Edl
3on knew how to control tho electric
MUST BE CULTIVATED
NATURAL ABILITY SELDOM
ENOUGH TO WIN SUCCESS.
Unalterable Rule of Nature Is That
Man Hai to Work Out His
It la a Berlous Injustice to a suc
cessful man to credit him only with
having been born that way.
Men who have succeeded know that
success is the result of things entire
ly contrary to the theory of simply
letting nature tako Its course.
All things which grow to their full
est beauty and richness are cultivat
d. I -ft any flower grow wild and It
will soon become n weed.
If there Is one rule God Almighty
has made clear It la that we must
work out our own salvation.
Our greatest Cemptations are to do
Tho penalty of Idleness Is disin
tegration. We grow only as we cultivate.
Hut out of it ail there comes thd
ability born of experience.
To havo tbia is to have all.
Though no man la ever Independent
of those bo serves, tho man of ability
ran glory In the knowledge that oth
ers are dependent upon htm.
Friendship and sympathy pull a big
Influence, but ability enjoys an Inde
pendence which Is worth the effort
and sacrifice lu attaining 1L
Monarch Had Right Idea.
Alexander the Great, refle ctlug on the
friends degenerating Into sloth aud lux
ury, told them that It w as a most sl.iv
Itfh thing to luxuriate nnd a most royal
tUrjr to labor. Isato Harlow.
RESS of theWO&LD j
. SOME THINGS THE BUSY WORKER IS DOING
FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CIVILIZATION
current for practical UBes, and today
stands at the head of electrical busi
ness In this country If not In the
world. J. P. Morgan, as a boy, knew
bow to make one dollar earn two, and
today practically controls the finances
of the United States.
MILLS THAT PLEASE THE EYE
Pleasant Surrounding Make for Bet
ter Work and a Class of Mora
1 Contented Employes.
That manufacturing. If done with
an eye to tho aesthetic, would also bo
come more profitable, might be sus
ceptible of proof. Commenting on
the appearances of factories, a trade
journal ay that "It should not nec
essarily follow that because a build
ing la given over to manufacturing It
must be ugly. There Is no rule, save
that of custom, which requires that
the building be constructed upon the
lines of a barn. It does not have to
be stained with grease and oil and
acids because of any law. Dor docs It
follow that If the windows were clean
when put la they never afterward
need cleaning. Surely trees and shrub
bery are better than heaps of rusting
Iron and wastes. Where naught but
weeds and cinders bloom now, grass
might grow and flourish and relieve
the grimy face of Industry. Possibly.
If a thorough study were made of the
causes of the criticism which the man
ufacturing interests of this country
are now undergoing. It might be found
that not the least Important cause was
due to the fact that manufacturing
has been mado so repulsive of aspect
The outward signs Invito the feeling
that those Inside must be there by
force, that they must b terribly mis
treated and tyrannized."
It Is quite conceivable that the sur
roundings. If unpleasant, would have a
similar effect on tho employes and
that, on the contrary, If the environ
ment were attractive the work would
be performed more freely and happily
and consequently more effectively.
Testimony of manufacturers on this
subject would prove Interesting.
Catering to Cranks.
"Anybody can hold the trade of a
good-natured customer," said tho su
perintendent of a large mercantile es
tablishment to a new clerk. "It's the
man who can please the cranks and
chronic kickers whom we want, and
who will find himself in line for pro
motion." The new clerk remembered. He set
himself to please difficult customers,
the ones who like to complain and
will find an opportunity to do so no
matter how good the service and mer
chandise. "I realized," he says, "that
their money is just as good as the
next man's, though It may be more dif
ficult to get."
It was not long before the obliging
clerk had built up a personal trade,
so that critical customers would ask
for him on entering the shop. They
liked to bo weited on by one whom
they knew desired to please. Often
they became much less crotchety.
The superintendent was as good as
his word. WImmi the value of the new
man's services became apparent, as
It Inevitably did, the promised promo
tion was not long delayed.
SET YOUR MARK AND CLIMB
t'e Patient and Persistent and You
Will Reach Your Ideal in Good
Get what you want In this world.
It'n here waiting for you. All you
have to do Is to reach for It, William
Johnston writes In the American Mag
azine. If you reach hard enough and
far enough and long enough you'll get
It. no matter what It is you want.
Suppose you are foolish enough to
want great wealth. You can get It.
But to get It you must make up your
mind that you want wealth, that you
want It above everything else In the
Observe an Industrious alien with a
push cart lie wants $1.00. He sleeps
in a cellar. He denies himself food to
save. Homo day he will havo his $1,
300. "But," you protest, "I can't tloen. In
a cellar. I'm above running a push
cart." Very well. then. There is lit
tle likel.hood that jou will ever b
rich. There are other things that
you want more than weVth-your
comfort, your Foetal position.
Suppose you are mere sensible.
Suppose that it is success you want.
Good! There are few Joys In this
world that can compare with tho joy
of achievement. Set your mark and
start climbing toward It. You'll reach
It If you keep at It. Be persistent and
bo patient. If you are In Maine you
can't wish yourself lu California, You
can't get there overnight, either. But
you'll get there solus tune If you start
and keep going, even If you go on
your hands and knees.
But remember this: No man ever
climbs higher than the mark be sets
himself. No man ever reaches the
WASTE VALUABLE TIME
DOING THINGS THAT ARE NOT
WORTH WHILE 13 A MISTAKE.
Systematic Attention to Necessary Du
ties Is All Right, but Cut Out th
Things That Are Useless.
Most of us Fpend a great deal of our
time doing things that are not worth
the doing, the Indianapolis News re
marks. Sometimes we don't realize It.
Sometimes we imagine that we are
obliged to do them occasionally, but
this Is rare.' We really do have to do
In the latter case there Is nothing to
be said. Hut eliminate the other
two and you'll have a lot more time
to do the thlngB that are worth while.
Sit down some morning and study
the situation out carefully as It re
gards yourself. Give the things you
spend your time on a close scrutiny
and see JuBt how many of them lead
to nothing and result In satisfaction
neither to you nor to any one else.
Calls, for Instance. Calls on people
who Interest you, who are congenial
to you or of whom you are fond, are
a good and necessary thlrg In every
life. Tbey give a relaxation and an
Inspiration that are valuable as well
aa pleasant But many of the calls
we make are too often on women
whom we do not care for and who
contribute nothing real to our life, pre
cisely as we are unable to give thein
anything In return. One can, after all.
assimilate only a certain number of
friends and acquaintances; beyond
that amount It Is a waste of time to
cultivate social relations. After you
have found friends who mean some
thing to you In life, with whom you
are happy or stimulated, or to whom
your society gives this pleasure, con
fine yourself to them In the ordinary
run of existence. If you were a wom
an of leisure, you might afford to
scatter your forces. But the busi
ness woman Is too circumscribed In
time to give away any of the precious
hours to anybody who Is and must re
main a mere outsider.
Another waste of perfectly good
time can be traced to letter writing,
to that struggle to keep up a corre
spondence whose vital spirit has long
been separated from people; they go
here and there, and often we have
been very friendly with them when
they were close by. The friendship
does not survive the test of distance,
yet we keep on writing, groaning la
wardly, "Oh, Lord, here's another let
ter from Jane to answer- what on
earth am I going to say to her this
time?" Well, it is time to quit, if we
could only admit it. Probably Jane
Is giving the same kind of groan at
her end of the line. If we but realized
it, and all that Is required Is a bit
of common sense from one or the oth
er of you to put an end to what has
come to be merely a task to both.
These are only two of many of the
little thieves of time who steal away
your few hours of leisure without
a just return. You can afford to
make sacrifices, great or small, where
something Is to bo gained either for
yourself or any one else, but you can
not afford to throw away your time
In doing things that are not worth
top walking sideways. No man
achieves who keeps turning back.
And one thing more:
Pick your apple carefully before you
start to climb the tree. Some apples
JOY OF BATTLE.
What of the man who from l:s e&tlleat
Naught ef a hard worM'a strusgl knows
Hut finds hl path with rosea s-att-ed
l"y those whoso Industry has goaa b
Shall he In dull contentment walk tha
Of lift1, while those who bear a loait
I--irid strength bcneiitli thrlr burden, till
They fViir it down, labor and hardship
Will not hN smotl-rrej manhood claim
To t.k- Its pi arc with others In the flsht,
Anit thut evultiint moment l'v to
Which turnx defeat into Life's vtotoiv?
Klor-nrt l- I'ulterson, in N.lllou'il
Self-Help t- Gclf Respect.
No better llustration, s-ih ips, can
be cited of self-help r.s a means of t-uc-cois.
SiMie!p Is self-res pect. Self
respect gains tho respect if others.
U'litn the respect of others la obtain
ed, co-operation and assistance follow
and success la secured.
If every boy and girl thrown upon
his or her oa resources would but
exhibit a greater degree of self help,
they would more dourly dcmonstrato
their tight to living because tbey
contribute tontothUig to the pleasure,
profit or well being of society. They
do not have to assunia tu.it the world
owes them a Uvlns, because they
prove that they are ctititU'4 lo It.
CANADIAN EXHIDITS AT LIVE
STOCK AND LAND SHOW?, CEN
TER OF ATTRACTION.
The bats were doffed to Canada
during the two weeks of tn ljnt
Show and the week of tho Live Stock
Ebow at Chicago. Willing to display
Its goods, anxious to let the people of
tho central states know what could
be produced on Canadian farm lands,
and the quality of the article, Hon.
Ut. Roche, mlni.nter of the Interior
of Canada, directed that sufi'ciont
space be secured at the United
States Land Show, recently held, to
give some adequate idea of the field
resources of western Canada. Those
In charge had splendid location, aud
Installed one of tho most attraetivo
grain and grass exhibits ever seeu
anywhere. Thousands, anxious to get
"back to the land," saw the exhibit,
saw wheat that weighed 68 pounds to
the measured bushel, oats that went
48 and barley that tipped the scales
at 65 pounds. Tho clover, the alfalfa,
the wild pea vino and vetch, the rye
grass, the red-top and many othr suc
culent and nutritious varieties of wild
grasses demanded and deserved from
their prominence and quality the at
tention tbey received. The grain la
the straw, bright In color, and carry
ing heads that gave evidence of the
truth of the statements of Mr. W. J.
White of Ottawa, and his attendant,
that the wheat would average 2S to
35 bushels and over per acre, the oats
55 to 105 bushels, the flax 12 to 28
bushels, were strongly In evidence,
and arranged with artistic taste on
the walls. The vegetable exhibit was
a surprise to the visitors. Potatoes,
turnips, cabbage in fact, all of It
proved that cot only In grains was
western Canada prominent, but la
vegetables It could successfully com
pete with the world.
One of the unique and successful
features of the exhibit was the suc
cessful and systematic daily distribu
tion of bread made from Canadian
j flour. It was a treat to those who got
jit. Canadian butter, Canadian cheeao
I and Canadian honey helped to com
: plete an exhibit that revealed In
j splendid way the great resources ot
i a country In which so many Amer
icans have made their home.
A feature of the exhibit was th
placards, announcing the several re
cent successes of Canadian farm
produce and live stock In strong com
I petition with exhibits from other
countries. There was posted tho
1 Leager Wheeler championship prize
: for Marcjuia wheat trosn at Roethern
In 1911. beating the world. Then I.
. Holmes of Cardston entered the cora
' peiitive field at Lelhbridge Dry Farta-
lng Congress, and won the wheat
i championship of 1912, beating Mr.
j Wheelr with the came variety of
! wheat. Hill & Sons of Lloydmlnster.
i Saskatchewan, in 1911, won the Colo
rado silver trophy for best oats grown,
competed for In a big competition at
; Columbus, Ohio, in 1911. The produce
of British Columbia at the New York,
j Land Show In 1911 carried off tha
j world's championship for potatoes,
; and incidentally won a $1,000 silver
trophy, and then, but a few day ago.
the same province carried off tha
world's prize for apples at the Horti
cultural Show In London, England.
Hut that was not all. These Cana
j dians, who had the termerity to state
j that corn was not tha only feed for
J finishing high grade beef cattle, en
I tered for the fat steer championship
j at the Live Stock Show In Chicago a
j polled Angus "Glencarnock Victor."
j Nearly 300 entries were In the field,
j "Glencarnock Victor" didn't know a
I kernel of corn from a Brazilian wal
I nut. There were Iowa, Illinois, Ne
j bratska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wiscon
sin ana tneir corn-tea article, ceter
mined to win, bound to beat this black
animal from the north, and his "noth
ing but prairie grass, oats and barley
feed," as his owner proudly stated, but
the.y didn't. Canada and McGregor &
Sons, w ith their "Glencarnock Victor,"
won. and today the swelldom of Amer
ica la eating of bia steaks and roasts
the champion steer of the world.
But once more the herd of cattle
that won the Sweepstake at the
same show was bred and owned by
the owners' of "Gleccaruock Victor."
fed only on prairie grass, oat and
barley, near Brandon, Manitoba. The
royal reception given to Mr. Mc-
! Gregor on his return to his home
town was well deserved.
I Omission must not be made of the
I wonderful and beautiful display of
apples made by British Columbia, oc-
cupying a full half section, of the
I grat Land Show. This was lu per-
Boftfel charge of Mr. W. K. Scott, dep
uty minister of agriculture for that
province, who was not only a host to
those who visited the exhibit, but
j was also an f ncyclopedia of inform-
lion rKRrditiK the resources of that
.country. With "no.ooo Americana go
', to western Canada thid year, it Is
' ploasins to know that so many from
I this sido of thei lino can participate in
! tho honors coiuivig to that, new cvuo
j try. Advertisement.
She Believed Him.
She Iio you love ma more than
He- Oh. es, jnore than never, dar
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