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tttti .'ll jilfnlffm.’’ iitii-UiffiL ! 4Mj | “Growler” Is Thing of Past in the Capital City WASHINGTON.— A baud of crepe, dangling mournfully from the handle of a large gray “growler,” sits upon an Inverted champagne basket in a down town saloon, and bears a mute tribute to the leading feature of the beer consumer’s new year. It marks the passing of the “growler.” The last can was rushed at midnight. New Year’s eye, the last dime was laid upon the bar, while the thirsty mor tal on the other side signified that all that was needed to make his hap piness complete was a bucket o’ suds. The man in the white apron and shirt sleeves, handling the growler after the manner of many generations, the barkeepers, mixed in just enough foam to make a profit on the trans action. and the chap who chased the duck in his slippers, and without a collar, silently slipped through the New- Year’s dawning moment to his home, there to contemplate the blow. And now' the “growler” sits in mourning. Its handle never more (?) will be pushed through the side door Do Not at All Times Discuss Affairs of State TWO men who had every earmark of being tourists from the Pie Belt were nearly stricken with apoplexy in the capitol building a few days ago when they ran suddenly on "Uncle Joe” Cannon and Representative Burle son of Texas, who were talking to each other in a most confideutir.l way. They backed off, made motions indi cating proper appreciation of great ness, although neither one of the two gentlemen mentioned had any idea of what was going on. The Pie Belters gathered themselves together in a darkened corner. One of them said: ‘‘That’s Uncle Joe.” “Sure,” said the other, “and he’s talking to What’s His Name —you know?” “Yes. I know; that fellow who ” “Yes, that’s the man. Gosh! I’d like to know what they’re a-talkin' about.” “Somethin' big. I’ll bet.” And the two stood there overaw’ed Now James C. Courts and Marcellus Shields and the author of these lines happened to hear what the two great statesmen were talking about, and Courts and Shields are certainly re liable The fact is that just as the two Pie Belters were backing off and bowing their obeisance Uncle Joe was saying to Brer Burleson; “1 have on a fine pair of walking Builders Preserve an Old Tree at Great Cost IS *2^ CROSSING Florida avenue at Thir teenth street and beginning the ascent of the eteep hill which Baltic avoids, you will see a great tree, one of the old Belmont oaks, grow ing close to the brick wall of a row of new houses that front on Belmont street, a street that not long ago was cut through from Thirteenth to Four teenth The trouble which the preser vaticn of this tree cost the builders of that row-speaks well for their sym pathy for and appreciation of a tree. The houses are three-story and base ment and a two-story back porch, railed and roofed runs along their rear In ordinary building operations this tree would have been chopped down Trojan Horse Unknown to Honeymoonish Tourists T\vo honeymoonish tourists were standing before a painting In the Corcoran Gallery of Art The man was of the self advertising type, and his analysis of the picture was elabo rate and loud It was not. however, convincing enough to satisfy entire ly the young person with him. for she Interrupted as if she honestly desired to know things. ‘ Are you sure it’s a box office at the race track? Seems to me there must be some other reason for build ing a horse out of wood Besides, men don’t go around dressed like that il’m going to ask this lady The woman to whom she appealed •dispensed knowledge: -That’s the Trojan horse, don’t you remember?" The young person shook her head The young man looked haugh tily glum * Oh, you’ve just forgotten it. The picture represents an incident in the capture of Troy after a ten-year war on account of Helen of Troy .” “You must be mistaken, ma’am," the A. D. 2014. Bell Boy—“ Room 101 rung. They're tinging college songs and they want ten more cocktails and a half-dozen snore boxes of cigarettes.” Hotel Pro prietor—" You Just tell those young society ladies they've got to be quiet er; they re keeping some of the gen tle™ -tj hoarders awake.”—Puck. and over the mahogany bar. The red ahirted laborer who has hailed the growler at the stroke of 12 upon a hot summer day will perhaps have to take to cold tea or ice cream soda The poker party, with its cigar tilted at a rakish angle, with the smoke making it hard to tell a pair of queens from a full house, will have to take to the bottled stuff, for no longer can the host carry the water pitcher dow r n to the corner, where the green doors swing both ways. The growl er has passed on beyond. And sad to say it, the Retail Liquor Dealers’ association did not favor the growler, and, in fact, helped to banish it. The man in the red shirt and car pet slippers, who has been seen swing ing joyfully toward his little cottage home with a pail of brimming amber in his right hand, believes in a gen eral way that the police or the com missioners had something to do with, it. or that the excise board gave the order which killed the growler at mid night New Year’s eve. But such is not the truth In the best legal circles where growierology is being studied, it is said that the excise board merely warned the sa loon men that they don’t like the growler business, and while they really cannot stop it by law, the grow-ler. if pushed across the counter any more, will count against that sa loon man when he comes to ask for a license again. These] shoes here, and if your friend Wood row wants to walk down the avenue to his inauguration he can come to me, and I’ll tell him the name of the finest walking shoes he ever stuck on his feet.” "Aw, go on, Joe. He isn’t going to walk it. The avenue would be too crowded.” “Well, let him take a few back streets and come through an alley or two. Then he’d make it. If he wants to. I’ll give him the best recommenda tion for a pair of shoes a man evei got.” Affairs of state! Then a few minutes later Mr. Burle son accused Uncle Joe of being so up to-date that pretty scon he would be running an aeroplane. And, turning to James C. Courts, Brer Burleson said: “And they tell me he always dances the turkey trot when he goes to a dance.” Affairs of state! and its stump grubbed out as an ob struction to progress, but it was al lowed to live. The north bark of its trunk is within a few inches of the bricks of the south wall of the third house in the row The trunk is about three feet in diameter and as tall as the top of the house. The crown grows as high again and its big. strong branches spread themselves over the roots of three of the houses and over an alley that runs between Florida avenue and Belmont street. The diameter of the tree is nearly as great as the perch is wide, and to accommodate the tree the porch was stopped at one side of the tree and its building resumed on the other side. It is an unusual spectacle and many persons passing that way have their attention arrested by it. This tree is one of the grore of oaks that stood in the big traot be tween the boundary and Clifton street. Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets. About a dozen of these oakk are still growing in that tract on the Clifton street side. interruption came from the self *idver tislng young man “I never heard of that fight, and I was born in Troy, and lived there all my life until two years ago. when I left to go into busi ness with a friend in Utica, isn’t that so. Xattie?” The woman who had undertaken to explain history acknowledged her de feat with a polite bow and passed on And when she looked back at the two honeymooners on their way to an other room, she said to herself, having no one else to say it tor “When 1 tell the girls about this thing they are going to say 1 made It up ” Just Between Friends. Maul —“So Jack compared me with something sweet, did he? The dear fellow! What was it?” Marie— “l don't think I should tell you.” Maud— " Oh. do. I insist!” Marie— “ Well. h referred to you as ‘the human marsh mallow.’ You certainly had laid tilt powder on thick, dear." : iC’-Vr. -■ -v: - ■ J ••-X- ■ ‘yf/V ’V JocialJor^ 6J/7c/ Jaicrlmnmd] JplIS A Budget of Queries. Please answer the following ques tions for me at your earliest conven ience; In sending a wedding present, to whom should it be addressed? In meeting a bride and groom, not spe cial friends, what should one say by way of congratulations? A reception Is given for anew minister by one of the societies. If one cannot attend Is a response necessary? In passing around at a wedding what should one say to both bride and groom? If the bride fails to in troduce the groom, what Is necessary? —Miss Inquisitive. Letters to be answ’ered through the department are printed just as fast as space permits, and those inclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a personal reply are answered imme diately. A w'edding gift is always addressed to the bride. Congratulations are extended to a bridegroom and best wishes to the bride. A public reception given by a church society does not require a per sonal response or a card. If a bride fails to introduce her husband just speak to him just the same, as under the circumstances she is quite excusa ble. and do not flatter yourself that “he” w-ould remember your name for one minute. I am glad you enjoy the department, and it is kind of you to say so. In Accepting Invitations. Will you kindly give me an outline of accepting invitations to social en tertainments, such as teas, receptions, etc., also the color and size of paper to use. —Margaret. A cream-colored unruled paper of good quality, plain or adorned with monogram, crest or street and home number with envelopes to fit exactly is always in good form. The wording of an acceptance de pendr much upon the way an invita tion is framed. Tf very formal and in the third person, the reply, either an acceptance or a regret, is written In the same manner. If informal, the return reply is written in an informal manner. For a Surprise Party. I have a sister who w T ill be eleven this month. I want to have a surprise party. What would you advise us to do for amusement? Have to have it in the evening. What hour should It start, and what would you have for refreshments? I thought fourteen would be the oldest and nine the youngest. Would that be proper? Would it be right for mother or me to write the invitations, and how W'ould you w'ord them? —M. E. G. It will be perfectly proper for your mother to extend the invitations by writing informal little notes. I should have the hours from seven to ten. Not a moment later for young people of that age. Certainly include the nine-year-old. She or he will soon be ieven. I should have a lovely big birthday cake, with ice cream, and if you like, cocoa and sandwiches, with nuts and candy. Why not have a peanut hunt? Carry lemons on a Distinctive Designs Mark the Latest Fashions in Long Coats In the two coats pictured, each one in its way Is a novel expression of an old-time favorite. In one we may pic ture it in a grey brocade, accompany ing a skirt of fine cloth or charmeuse, that is also grey, but picking up the deeper tone of the chinchilla fur, em ployed as a decorative detail on both coat and muff. The really refreshing part of the design is the hlp-3ength of the coat. In addition to the bor dering of fur, there are introduced three square motifs of Oriental em broidery, worked in with a rather heavy grey cord, the faint parti-color ing of the broderie relieving the mo notony of the grey in a quite unob trusive manner, so characteristic of the taste of the day. The pictur esque value of the Robespierre collar fort Have a nail-pounding contest for the girls and a button-sewing con-i test for the boys. You will have no' end of a good time. Valentine Linen Shower. I wish to give a Valentine shower on the 14th. Please tell me how to word the linen. What shall I have and how shall I decorate? I had thought of using cardboard hearts. — A. C. For the invitations use your visit ing card, with “Linen Shower for Mrs. B with day, date and hour written on it. Inclose in envelope to fit exactly and send by post. Why not make a big heart of pink crepe paper and put all the parcels in, to be brought in by a small child dressed as Cupid? Of course, on February 14 nothing will ever take the place of heart decorations and place cards. Did you know you could buy these cardboard hearts, all sizes, and at a very small cost? So much time saved. Before this age of keep ing special days became general the few of us who always celebrated had to make all our favors. I should serve heart-shaped sand wiches with a potato salad, ornament ed with beet hearts, then heart shaped ices with small heart-shaped cakes. Request each one to write a valentine to go with her parcel. Valentine Invitations. Please give me three or four appro priate sentiments to write on place cards for an informal dinner of foui that I want to give on the 14th. —An Appreciative Reader. I think these quotation?, will be just what you want: “Oh! if it be to choose and call thee mine, I-ove, thov art every day my Valen tine.” “Now all nature seems in love. And birds have drawn their Valen tines.” ‘ Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s day All in the morning betime, And I, a maid at your window, To be your Valentine.” “I envy no man wealth or fame. While you are my true Valentine.” The Kind of Stationery to Use. I am the secretary of our club and the members have asked me to ask you if it is proper to send out invita tions written on plain white linen pa per? Is it all right to use colored pa per? I received a large box of this as a gift, and though I prefer white, yet I am using this. But is it considered best form to use it or white? —Sarah Plain white unruled note paper is correct for invitations, and if your colored stationery is what you used to write to me it is in perfectly good style. Many people like a pale gray or bluish gray paper, and some like a deep cream, but white is always cor rect The Second Anniversary, Kindly let me know what "the sec ond anniversary Is. —Marquette. The second wedding day brings the paper wedding. It may be made a unique and charming affair, as paper lends itself well as a decorative means. Reply to “Daddy’s Girl.” I like your signature, for anyone who is “daddy’s” girl is pretty sure to be just the very nicest of a child. From your description I should say that the gods had been unusually favorable to you in giving you not only sunny, golden hair, but a sunny disposition as well. Be thankful that you are good to look upon and a favorite, but when told that this is a fact just say, “Thank you, I am glad you think so.” I do not see anything lacking in your ward robe and think you are very fortunate to have so much. MADAME MERRI. speaks for itself, and it is so fash ioned that there is a sufficient spring to allow of the front being mated, and a really cosy warm neck-wrap pro vided. Gentle advances are being made under such beguiling auspices as the quasi-Russian shaped coat, which forms the subject of the second illus tration. For this, the suggestion of black and white is irresistible, the black velvet design standing in high relief, while the long line of <he basque is broken by two lines of white fur. * Then, as a balance, black velvet is ved (or the under-sleeves and fanci fully-shaped yoke, while an imprevu no* 3 is supplied in a vest cf yellow silk, of rather a h*Hd shad v y%/7%t*f BT is rumored that a Danish ■—* expedition is to be sent to explore the wonderful is group of rock-monuments and sites in Central Asia Minor which attests the £ short-lived splendor of the ** Phrygian kingdom be tween, say, SOO and 650 B. C. That someone should do this with adequate funds and official support has long been desired devoutly. The extraor dinary and enigmatic character of the monuments, the place which their makers hold in Greek story on the one hand, and, possibly, in Assyrian annals on the other —the significance of the position which they occupied on the great east-west roads of pre- Persian times —the mystery which ob scures their origin and the uncertain ty of their ultimate fate —all these considerations combine to make the excavation of the central site, and a survey of Its neighborhood, most im portant for archaeologists and his torians. We know no ancient name for that central site—it sems to have been as nameless in the later Greek and the Roman times as now—and for want of a better. Ramsay, who has explored the district more thoroughly than anyone else, called it the Midas City. This name w T as suggested to him by the great tomb —If it be one —which is the principal monument of the place and of the district and. in its way. of all Asia Minor. I saw it twenty-five years ago, and still hold it without a rival of its kind A cliff nearly one hundred feet high has been artificially scarped from top to bottom and cut back to a smooth face, an interlacing fret design being left standing out in relief over the whole vast expanse. At the foot is a small false door; at the top the rock has been shaped into a noble pediment, like that of a Greek temple, and inscribed, in large G reek-looking Phrygian characters with words among which stands out the namo of Midas, son of Lavaltas. The boldness of the whole conception on that great scale. Its faultless execu tion, and the rich simplicity of (he decoration produce the most powerful impression. Standing before it, but far enough away to take in the gen eral effect, one confesses it is not to be surpassed. And one can imagine the feelings of Martin Leake when, having arrived and camped in the val ley after dark one night in 1£0f) all unconscious. like evervbody el c e in Europe, that such a thing existed, he woke to see the tomb of Midas in the first light of morning. A tomb it should be on the analogy 0 f ipeepr monuments in the district which have its facade, of somethin like it, in miniature; but no burial chamber of Midas Ins beep detected The lesser tombs often show reliefs of human figures, or of Hons, or both —sometimes of the Phrygian Cybele guarded by her liens After the Midas tamb, the most famous are the Lion tombs at Ayazlnn some distance to the south. One of these, now fallen In huge fragmena. has hot only magni ficent lions of very A Syrian appear ance on the sides tit was made out of a projecting bastion of rockl. but a relief of two warriors in crested helmets attacking a strange Gorgon creature with their leveled spears; the other has two rampant lions guardnig Its door, which have often been compared to the rampant beasts over the gate of the citadel at Myce nae. Some of the smaller tombs in New Body as Pardon Plea. Joseph Kirvtin, sentenced at Cleve land, 0.. in 1903 to life imprisonment in Leavenworth (Kan.) prison for rob bery on the great lakes, has appealed for a pardon on the ground that a com plete change In the tissues of the body which scientists say occurs every sev cn years, has cured him of a crime mania which caused him to commit the offense of which he was found guilty. While under the charge 01 robbery on the lakes, which is akin to piracy, Kirwin was tried on a charge Her Infinite Variety. As we sit down and ponder over the summer courtship we find the hand that wielded the canoe paddle now wields the broom suppers on river banks are now in a small dining room The gazing at the sky in sum mer time is now looking to see if the wash can safely be put out The hand in the wash tub is the hand that that trailed over the canoe side. The soft voice In quiet lanes Is now Don't you think it's a cruel world 7 Kirkwood Courier the district also are well worth no tice. especialy one in the wooden glen of Bakshish, which stands free, fash ioned like a house. Altogether these make a singular group of monuments, as much in need of further explora tion as is the great citadel above the Midas tomb, with its long ramp flank ed by carved rock-faces and its in scribed rock-altars. We wish to learn many things from this exploration. Of what race were these kings called Midas, who seemed to the Greeks of the country so godlike, and left such legends of their wealth? How much of the peninsula did they rule? Whence did they derive the art w r ith which their tombs were made, and the letters with which they were in scribed? Were they the same as those kings called Mita, w’ho, accord ing to Assyrian annals, marshalled the people of the Muski against Sargon and Ashurbanipal? If they were, they must have been lords of no mean territory; for the Muski were un doubtedly the dominant race in Cappa docia too. They had once raided even to Mesopotamia, and brought out an Assyrian king, Tiglath Pileser 1., in full strength against them; and.when they retired across the Euphrates, they perhaps continued to hold its western bank with the great fortress of Carchemish Had they spread also to Phrygia? Mita may be Midas, but It also may be the name of a merely Cappadocian king. It w-as of old standing in the Mesopotamian east, where had long the “people of Mita.” the Mitanni. Moreover, the Muski seem to have adopted Hattl SWINBURNE CLOSE TO DEATH Great English Poet Thought of Un finished Work When He Was About Drowned. The poet's emotions In the face of death oueht not to be unworthy of record when that poet happens to be one of the greatest of his time, if not of all time. Swinburne nearly lost his life in the summer of ISHB while bathing The timely appearance of a fishing smack prevented the premature silenc ing of the voice that was presently to entrance the world with the Songs Before Sunrise.” 1 asked him what he about in that dreadful contingency, and he replied that he had no experience of what people often profess to witness the concentrated panorama of past life hurrying across the memory. He did not reflect on the past pt all. He was filled with annoyance that be had not finished his "Songs Before Sun rise,” and then with satisfaction that so much of it was ready for the pres. 1 and (hat Mazzini would be pleased with him. "1 reflected with resignation that i was exactly the same age as Shelley was when he was drowned.” he said This, however, was not the case Swinburne had reached that age in March. 1867; but this was part of a curious delusion of Swinburne’s tha t he was younger by two or three years than his real age. Then he began to be. I suppose, a little benumbed by the water, his thoughts fixed on the clothes he bad left on the beach, and he worried his of smothering to death a young worn an found dead in Cleveland. Beware of the Empty Wacom Because half a dozen grasshoppers ; under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thou sands of cattle, reposed beneath the shadows of the British oak, chew cud and are silent, pray do not imag ine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field, that of course they are many in number: or that, after all. they are other than New York’s Nickname. Gotham is the name of a village in England whose inhabitants, according to ancient tradition, were noted for their unscphisticatedness and simpli city and hence were called by way 01 ridicule, “the wise men of Gotham English legends and rhymes refer to the wise men of Gotham, and Wash ington Irving, in Salmagundi, applied it as a nickname to New York because the inhabitants were such wiseacres The nickname has survived its orig inal significance If It aver had any. civilization, art, and leters, while be monuments of Phrygian kings and people are. except in two or three In stances, not of Aatti character but of anoher. which looks western, and sup pers the Greek story that the Phryg ians had come out of Europe. On the other hand, Inscriptions In the same alphabe and language as those cut on the tomb of Midas have been found (though rarely) In Cappadocia: and one cannot but ask, if Mita of the Muski was not Midas of Phrygia, how comes it that the latter, who was ruler of a people great enough to mnko such monuments, has passed unroen tloned in the annals of those Assy rian kings who concerned themselves with Asia Minor Just at the epoch to which, on all grounds, the Phrygian kingdom is to be assigned? To all such questions, and especial ly to that Important one —whence did the Phrygians get their alphabet? some sort of answer may be expected from excavations at the Midas City On the flat top of the cliff-ringed acro polis, an extraordinary fortress of Im mense strength, there seemed, when 1 saw It, to be not much earth! but one never knows until one tries, apd there Is certainly plenty round the foot of the cliffs where, presumably, the bulk of the city lay. There are other wall ed fortresses near by. and any number of tombs, and thickly wooded laby rinthine valleys which may well con ceal any number more. I know few districts more likely to repay explor ation. and none more likely to delight the explorer, and keep him in the best of health. clouded brain about seme unfinished verses in the pocket of his ccrt. —Ed mund Gosse, in Cornhill Magazine Great Painter’s Last Days Pathetic. The philosopher may ruminate prof itably over the fact that a picture by Drgas has just been sold in Paris for $85,000, while Degas himself, old and nearly blind, is living in misery in a fifth floor attic practically without fur niture, Degas is eighty-four years old and without resources. A correspond ent of the London Express visited his room and found him out. He had gone to the sale of his picture, from curiosity, for he had no interest in it When he came in he said. ‘Yes. ! went to the sale. The figure was a high one. I heard people talk of the life in the dancers on my canvas. For me all the canvases, all the faces, all the eyes around me were dancing I was a painter, was I not? I am noth ing but a blind old man now.” Per haps there was something in Whist ler’s contention that a painter should always have some proprietary rigflts over his creations. At least the idea contains a sentiment that should be respected, a sentiment, let us hop' not altogether without its appeal tc tlie man who had just received sßs.(tc for the work of an artist who actual! lacked bread to eat. Superlative. "Always boasting, eh?” "Yes; everything connected wit! him is always in the superlative Ever when he had a cataract in his eye it was a regular Niagara.” the little shriveled, meager, hopping though loud and troublesome insects of the hour. —Edmund Burke. * Painting Found in Cellar. “The Holy. Family.” attributed tc Giuglio Cesare Prccaccino and datea IGIO, was recently discovered in dusty wine cellar on West Broadway According to American Art News it i.- now the property of Atilio Grafignia a wine merchant, who has loaned it for exhibition to Avery hall. Coiumbi. university. More Caution Needed. An exchange tells the story of a lit tie boy whose mother decided that be was old enough to do without her sitting by him when he was put tc bod until he fell asleep. So w'hen cne n.ght she kissed the Bve-yeai-old and told him he was a big ooy and brave enough to go to sleep without his mamma and In the dark. too. he pon dered the situation a moment and then said- “Well, wait a minute I’ve got to say my prayers again carefuller.”— Suburban Lila.