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What an Accomplished Girl Should Know By DOhOTOY PIX. Women are the Jacks-of-all-trades of life. To succeed a man must spe cialize. It is enough for him if he thoroughly masters one business or profession. But for a woman to suc ceed as a woman—and being a wo man is a profession in Itself —she must know something about every thing, and have half a dozen differ ent arts and trades at her fingers' ends. We don't hear the old-fashioned phrase, "an accomplished girl," very often nowadays, but there's ,lust as much need for her as there ever was. and this hrings up the question of what an accomplished girl should know. First. I think, that an accomplished ! girl should know how to read —not j elocute. Heaven protecL us all from the young women who arise in com pany and recite! There are few greater pests in the world than she, but. on tho other hand. there is nothing more delightful tha» the com panionship of one who is able to read aloud to you intelligently, and sympa thetically a passage* from some book, or a ncwß story from a paper. This accomplishment, is a very rare one. Not one woman in a hundred can read nloud so that you can understand what she is reading about. She doesn't understand it herself, and that's why so few have the reading ' liablt. litrls Should Be Taught to Write nn ! Interesting letter. Second, an accomplished girl should 1 know how to write. She should be 1 taught to write a legible hand, and j nn interesting letter. Nothing else in , the world does more to predispose us | In a woman's favor than for her to be a dead letter writer, one who | sends us a line of congratulation when ! Rood fortune comes our way, or a, word of sympathy when sorrow knocks at our door; who writes us a I graceful little note of thanks for any J courtesy, and who shows that she 1 keeps our memory green when she is away from us by an occasional letter. Most people are guilty of silences' that are nothing less than brutal just because they have never been taught how to write a letter, or skilled in the gentle art of notes. No attention is paid to this in the ordinary school, nnd yet how to write a letter in one of the most important things that a wo- I man car, know, An accomplished girl should know how to talk. Her voice should tirst , he uand-papered and manicured, or whatever is necessary to make it sigreeable to tho ear. She should be taught how to laugh instead of giggle, Miss Fairfax Answers Queries I MAY AND SEPTEMBER DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am seventeen ajid my most inti mate girl friend Is fifteen. She is go 4ng to marry a man fifty-two. Her mother does not know what to do, as the girl claims she loves him. He is not wealthy, but can give her a bet tar home than she has. Do you think such a marriage advisable? E. M. Such a marriage is highly inadvis-' able. A girl of fifteen is incapable of making a choice by which she must divide her life, and a man of fifty-two ! is old enough to be her grandfather. I Just let her stop and think of a simpje I problem in mathematics. When she i« thirty-five, young, charming and at the meridian of her powers he will be seventy-two. Tho girls mother should do everything: in her power to Stop such an outrageously ill-mated a fTal r. FOR GOOD RICH SOUP Thompson's Soup Flours Thompsons' Soup Flours are the meat of the pea or the bean properly sterlized in powdered form. THOMPSON'S SOUP FLOURS ARE PURF-- because they are wholly tho pure meat or the vegetable THOMPSON'S SOUP FLOURS ARE WHOLESOME ,hp . l,,d 'K®stlhl« hulls and a large poreentagc of tlie h ' nutritive THOMPSON'S SOUP FLOURS ARE ECONOMICAL because a 10 cent tan will make a gallon of rich puree for THOMPSON'S SOUP FLOURS SAVE WORK-- SS"." 'SSd, 1 / PreUml """ Two varieties—Pea and Bean in cans of Two sizes—loc and 2ftc at t At first elass grocers The Thompson Milling Company, Makers PHILADELPHIA, TA. Hundreds Hare Taken Advantage of Our Special Optical Offer If You Want to Do the Same Be Sure to Come at Once Offer Good This Week Only Your eye* examined, flat or deep curved torio (J> A ft A lemon property fitted to yonr eye*, and a guar- \ M (111 aateed 10 year gold filled eye glaaa or spectacle T W • frame, you can choose style desired, complete ' ' 205 Locust St. - "PP. Orphetim y CIP H Kye * Kl " ,nlnp(l Senses Ground M. W. Exotmrfve Optical Store * " °P« n * a. m. to 8 p. m.; PRKSCHTPTTOX OPTICIAN by appointment FRIDAY EVENING, HARJUSBURG $S3§& TELEGRAPH FEBRUARY 5, 1915. and then she should be taught how , to talk. Of course, in its highest es sence. conversation is as much an in spiration as poetry; there are two or j three great principles that any girl can master that will make her an interesting and agreeable companion. I>on't Talk About Yourself. Your Family or Your Amusement*. She can be taught not to talk about herself, her family, her little amuse ments. the places she has been, and to always talk to other people about themselves and tholr amusements, , and their families and their interests. : Between talking about my own golf score and your golf record is the d iff - j erence between being a boro and a i brilliant conversationalist. ! She can also be taught to listen i j intelligently, and to think before she speaks, so that she will keep off other people's pet corns, and will not converso with a divorcee about matri monial infelicity, or ask a one-legged man if he dances tho fox trot. An accomplished girl should know enough music to be able to play and sing sufficiently well for parlor con sumption, which isn't hlghbrowed in snite of all that we pretend to tlio contrary. She should also know how to play a good game of cards, .so that she will not be the despair of hostes ses, or Incite murder in tho breast of her partner when she has to fill in !at a table of bridge. Talleyrand said long ago that every one should learn ! to play a good game of whist In their I youth, so that they might not pass a 'miserable old age. Every girl should 1 learn to play a good game of bridge j nowadays, so that she may not pass ' a miserable present as a wall flower, jAn Accomplished Girl Must Know How to .Make Stew Into ItaKnut. Finally, an accomplished girl should ! know how to cook and sew. What , ever else a girl may need or not need to know, she is sure to have use for I all The housewifely accomplishments she can attain. If she is rich she l 'will be able to run her establishment! better if she is a practical cook her- j self, and she can come the nearer to I getting the kind of effects she wants 'from her dressmaker if she knows how to make the garment herself. If I she Is poor, her ability to keep a good i table and dress well depends entirely I upon her own skill and knowledge of how to cook and sew. It is art that J turns a slew into a ragout, and two |dollars' worth of dry goods into a! confection, and no woman has a right' jto consider herself an accomplished I woman who can't do this. It's a great thing to be an accom plished girl, and it requires much knowledge, but the results are worth the effort. Democratic Senators Fighting President on Shipping Bill These are six of the seven Demo cratic Senators who have rebelled against the shipping bill President Wilson and his administration have been trying to put through for sev eral days: James P. Clarke, Arkansas; Gilbert M. Hitchcock, Nebraska; James lv. Vardaman, Mississippi; John H. Bankhead, Alabama; Thomas W. Hardwick, Georgia; James A. O'Gorman, New York. -Most of them were opposed to the government going into the merchant | marine business at all. in the first ; part of the week considerable ;>res j sure was brought to bear on them by I friends of the President. • j The fight of these Senators was the | first important contest in which Presi dent Wilson had engaged with the members of the upper house. The feeling against him there, it has been claimed by political enemies, has been growing ever since he nominated for Federal offices politicians in various States over the heads of the Senators representing these. Our Semi-Annual Furniture Sale j | Has been planned for months and months, we have excelled all previous efforts and will«f ;» furnish values that are positively without parallel -quality and price considered. Every«; | floor, every department is overflowing with the most seasonable and best of goods that , ; will "FURNISH THE HOME." ■ ? ;, A Bargain Without a Parallel! fIOO Tables, Each Like Cut 1 THIS SOLID OAK CTA Oak or Mahogany, 24 Inches Square i j- Extension Table aDU 1 The quality of this table is apparent in the finish and it Sk | f * extends Into the building; and Joining of «very part. It V bit extends "V* 1 fee and*° the "handsomely 1 K barrei Here s a value unparalleled, real worth French shaped legs braced by large lower jL SfiEa 1 ,e^%erndna^ e ir/-. < r B orf d eet ntC T > h,s 9^ l e hal $3.00 Has saddle seat, panel back is she lf. Regular value, $2. While they last, ? f smooth running guides, which make opening and closing strongly constructed and extra braced. You I i no trouble at ail even for one person. Balances perfectly . ... «. .. i . t Q>3 /■»»■»"* I' & when open the 6 fun feet. must see it to realize its big value. v7O Ccnia I 11 ■— * ' > 17" ™mT Be< L _ \ BiM I [This Solid Oak Chiffonier' | |l Spring and Mattress $0 yc Q c f f Complete .... 0.l O 00./ D | J Never have we offered so much value for /\fv . Hf 1 | ,^u:u^ umustsee ° utfitt0 ) cents | #«3.Vd I] MILLER and KADES 1 1 S y L j>Anßl?A n RI ? 1 JI 1 WITH THE NEW PLAITED PANELS A Graceful Skirt with Becoming Yoke. By MAV~MANTON IF— "IMITTH Two-Piece Yoke 24 to 32 'waist. Here is a skirt showing plaits used after one of the newest and most approved methods. They really are not made in ] separate pieces but, nevertheless, they are arranged to give a panel suggestion. , \\ hile they flare abundantly and freely as the wearer walks, they take straight lines when she is not in motion, and these lines are always becoming. The smooth yoke does away with all bulk over the hip». The yoke, as well as the skirt, ia cut in two pieces, and the trimming of buttons at the side-seams is an effective one. If preferred, the finish can be made at the natural wai«t-line with a belt. For the 16-vear size will be needed ; yards of material 27 inches wide, j yards 36, or yards 44. The May Manton pattern 8515 is cut in aires for 16 and 18 years. It will be mailed to any address by the Fashion Department of this paper, on receipt of ten cents. Hovman'i sell May Man ion l^sutcrm NNSBCHCH 011. MK> I,+. \SK IJMM ACRJRR ITS TEXAS PtttsbnrKt). Keb. 5.-J««n)h V. Guf fey aawl E. N. GUlrsple, of this city. ha<ri» leased tlie oil and *ju» rights of ♦he fa moua Kins Hunch. of Texa*. 1.000.W0-# in extent, and have mail" arransTnents for drilling three tea# wells on the property *t WP. The Kinsr Gestae is said to h« for Ihc largest iseindnl in m singia oil itaw ever antua la America. BATTUE OF ARMAGEDDON* DECLARED TO UK WKKIA lyondon, Feb. 5.—A Cairo dispatch to Hie Daily News says: "Armageddon, on the historic high way connecting three continents, is passed through daily by Jews and Christians fleeing to the sea< oast. A division ot' the fourth Turkish army is encamped in the immediate neighbor hood. The strategic position of Armaged Try Home-Made Orangeade From Juicy Florida Oranges Drinking with some persons is but a habit; others have made it an art. To the latter kind of men and women the juice of Florida oranges is ambrosia. They who drink it in deep, slow draughts—five draughts to a glass and a minute between each for tasting and assimilation — v will have visions of the soft and rich sunshine and the refreshing breezes in which Florida or anges are grown. For those who can fully appreciate the quantity of juice, the quality of flavor, and the thinness of rind of a real orange, the Florida Citrus Exchange watches over every detail of the handling of fruit it ships—from the picking off the trees to the placing of the boxes in the refrigerator cars. Only tree-ripened fruit is sent to market by the Ex- change, and none but white gloved workers are employed in preparing it for shipment I Florida's Surpassing Grapefruit Florida grapefruit juice not only is dehcious, but it has a remarkable tonic quality. Tree-ripened « grapefruit are both food and drink. They may be eaten freely throughout the winter and served in bever- / age form all summer long. You cannot get a better insurance policy agaipst illness than grapefruit of /, the kind that only Florida produces. Sometime Florida grapefruit is picked and shipped before it is ripe 1 // and then, of course, it isn't good. The Florida Citrus Exchange guards carefully against this —none of | ll its packing houses will ship other than tree-ripened fruit. The mark of the Exchange is your guarantee J 1 '1 and protection —look for it in red on boxes and wrapf>ers when you are buying fruit. / % I Tba mark tl tba FlorWa Otrni Eidinf, llnUa far l»Ml I roil «W a MMM ■ a F \ [ Klin dill l<r |T»W«I, falui uJ Maa« jlaalara Uut ara ■*- BaaUat taifaf wrw W wifi I* * ■ l»-«UU Eiihaia fnrit hi nuo— ymm* will l«t Mi« J>a» ft ym Wat f/M'l'lJlie aarra atria lr«i»» and caoiaaaiaj maar raei»aa far tha aaa ai PLCIIKtS C/A.CItnJIULJc m araogaa aad frapafrait in eaakary aad caafeetiasa mailad la J *T ■ ■ m. ■ aaWraaa (arlaar casta in ataatpa. Flariia CUras Eukaofa, a ■ m ■ WKBW CS Citinaa BokßUt , TusM.Ra. rjfiß — r .a—Buy Florida Citrus Exchange oranges and grapefruit by the box [~! »i —they will keep well and it is real economy to purchase in this j I -—-—-» way. Then you will have them in the house all the time and I - " |> 1 \\ cver y member of the family may enjoy them at all hours. \ H I J W Just try using these fruits as food and drink and see for your \ \ 1 self the keen zest they will lend to your breakfast, the appetite \ r— /■ ff M"* I and tone they will give for luncheon and dinner, the touch of A / 1 I [uH \ comfort they will add to your evening, the satisfied and oon \ j ( "*—Ul Q tented spirit with which they will prepare you for bed. Florida \ f'f _ • BVn oranges and grapefruit help to make delightful the anniversary V»\ "*" — \ mprAJ feast, the birthday party, the "family reunion, and any other \\| —. —, S formal or informal social function. Be sure to look for the red / , ) V I \(///f mark of the Exchange when you buy oranges or grapefruit. 6 W/ _™ don makes it not improbable that one of the battles of the present war will be fought The place referred to in the above dispatch is probably El Ix>jjun. which by most authorities is said to be on or near the site of the biblical Megiddo, or Armageddon, the seeen of the last great battle between the forces of good and evil at the day of judgment. 12 ALMSHOUSE INMATES OVEII HO Six of the forty-five inmates of the county almshouse who died during 13 914 had passed the four-score mark, I eight were more than seventy. Just twelve more than SO years old are still ' at the institution while there are thir ty-two others who have passed the three-score-and-ten mark. Other flg ; ures submitted by Miss Eva Davidson, the supervisory nurse of the alms house in her annual report yesterday i to the poor board were: Four of the 24t> inmates are entire 1 ly blind while live others arc nearly ' so. There are a dozen epileptics an.l one is entirely helpless from paralysis. . Seventy-one indigents were treated for social diseases and twenty-two minor operations were performed. Ten in : mates are receiving treatment for acute rheumatism and eleven for tuberculo sis. Because of the recent diphtheria quarantine less sufferers from syphile' tic poisoning were treated.