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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1910.
CYNTHIA GREY'S My neighbor goes by on her way down town every few dayß. Her small son goes along; that Is, he is supposed to go along, but he fre quently decides when he gets part way that he does not want to walk. So he sits down on the walk and cries until someone takes him up and carries him. He Is not especially tired; he simply not care to walk. And the strange thing is, his mother never compels hint to doo so; he always comes out victorious. She carries him, or his father does. 40* When this boy is grown and fails in life, his parents probably will /blame,everybody but themselves, yet they are cultivating in him daily f the very qualities which will make a failure inevitable. They are allowing him to become a human jellyfish, a thing without backb(»ie or determination, a creature who quits as soon as things be come difficult or uncomfortable. And the world Is full of them. They go along well enough until the path grows rough; then they sit down and demand to be carried. They began the habit In early youth, when their mothers carried them instead of giving them the time-honored spanking which would have made them Strong. When your boy refuses to walk, make him do so; make him stand on his own feet and use his own legs that they may grow strong. Make your child learn its own lessons and wait on Itself in every way possible. Explain your reasons for this as soon as the child can understand. We have heard mit-h of the virtues of obedience, but blind obedi ence ruins. Teach your children to obey you because you have wise reasons for what you tell them to do. As fast as possible make them realize and appreciate those reasons. "Because I say so ' is the reason of a tyrant and a weakling. Such training makes human jellyfish. Make your children wolk on their own feet, decide their own problems—with your guidance—and teach them to do their own thinking, even if their thinking Is different from yours. Yuletide Fairy TaleslZ T-l, FATHER AND MOTHER 4 ANOGRANDPAP AND EVERYBODY. The Lost Children and the Fairy Roses Three little lost children, sep arated from their father and motii er in the City of Roses on the Pa cific coast, wandered from one street to another, all the day long, hungry and tired. At last. In the evening, they found themselves in front of a great mansion which seemed to he simply covered with beautiful roses. They were very tired, so the three little children, under cover of darkness, crept un der the rose bushes and lay down to sleep. The roses seemed actually glad to make them as comfortable as possible, and soon they were fast asleep, one and all. Then the beau tiful red roses began whispering among themselves, for they were very sorry for the lost children. "They may eat me," whispered one great rose, offering itself as a sacrifice. "Hut they can't cat us, or I would gladly make the same offer," re plied another. "Well, they may kick about all they want in their sleep. I shall not object," Interrupted a rose near the Iron gate. There was silence for some time. None of the roees seemed to be able to think of a way to help the Sleeping children, except to let them sleep where they were for the night. Many roses nodded their pretty heads. . Others drooped so low that they teemed to be In tears. Put all of a sudden a young rose which had not yet grown to full size, raised Its head and exclaimed: "They shall PLUCK us aud SKI.I. us. And In that way they will earn money to buy their breakfasts —and who knows, perhaps we will be better off for It: for we may be Bold lo very nice people." "Good, good!" agreed another rose which was much older. "I am with you. You are a wonderful young rose to think of such a thing " So when the blf round sun canio up the next morning, and the chil dren awoke, the beautiful roses all whispered iv chorus: •'Pluck us and sell us for your breakfast." Money Saved on Sample Goods What can you get better for a Christmas present than a pair of Shoes or Slippers or something to wear? You can get everything here at low prices. Ladies' sample dress shoes at $2.45 Men's sample dress shoos at $2.40 Misses' sample dress shoes at $1.65 Boys' sample dross shoos at $1.75 Men's dress shirts to $1.15 Ladies' and men's dress gloves at 85^ Men's silk ties 25< and 35< Big assortment of 75c silk handkerchiefs at 35^ Ironclad Mercantile Co. Corner Wall St. and Main Aye. HUMAN JELLYFISH And the children picked big arm fuls of the roses. f or they were very hungry, but they kissed them ten derly, and were sorry to have to do it. And although the good people of the City of Roses had many beau tiful roses of their own at home, they DID buy the fairy roses, and the children got their breakfast. Then one of the pood people must have heard a rose whispering in his ear, for he took the three little wandering children and cared for them until they found their father and mother ngain. Ladles, have you thought what would be a suitable Xmas gift for the men folks? See those elegant meerschaum pipes, fancy cigar cases, humidors Hiid Innumerable smokers' articles at M. A. Gunst & Co.'s three Btoreß. 707 River side, 612 Riverside and 5 Post street. ••* SPECIAL ON COAL One trial will convince you that Superior coal at $S.2f> per (on Is the coal to buy. Order from Unity Fuel & Feed Supply, distributors, phono Max. 3471, yard 01310 Cedar street, or Hedrlch & Merritt, sole agents. Main 4034. Fine, $6.00 per cord; fir and tam arack, $7.00 per cord. Pine, $2.50 per lick; fir and taiuaruck, $2.75 ALL ABOUT THE DOINGS OF YOUR SEX Cpnthta Prep's letters Dear Miss Grey: How do peanuts grow?—H. W. A. —They grow as roots to vines that reach a height of two to four feet. Dear Miss Grey: Please tell me how to make dill for pickles— Jeremiah. A. —Plant seeds in spring and grow it. Dear Miss Grey: Would it be all right to serve ice cream and cake at a Christmas card party? How many gallons and how many cakes would serve 25?— Thankful Reader. A. —Yes. One gallon of cream and three cakes. Dear Miss Grey: Will high col lars be worn this winter? (2) What should a young lady say or do when she parts with her fiance? —B. B. A. —(t) Yes. (2) I haven't space to give this question justice. Be sides, no doubt my correspondent has settled it for herself by this time, and my advice would be super flous. Dear Miss Grey: (1) Should the groom give the best man the fee to give to the minister? (2) When should it be given? (3) In what order should relatives and friends come forward to congratulate the newlyweds? (4) Would it be prop er to have my brother and sister for my maid and the best man? (5) Will cambric and needlework un derwear run yellow if packed away a year? (6) Should fancy under wear of new material be laundered before worn? (7) What kinds of cake should be served with the re freshments at a wedding? (8) What kind of cake should be put in the little wedding cake boxes? —Brown Eyes. A.—(l) Yes. (2) Soon after the ceremony. (3) The nearest rela tives come first (4) Yes. (5) Not If wrapped in blue tissue paper. (6) Yes. (7) White fruit cake. (8) The bride's cake. Please patronize John E. Lyon, low price plumber, 75c per hour. Phone Main 5997. 615 Third ave nue. ••• Dental Work Special Low Prices Dur ing the Holiday Season SPEND A LITTLE MONEY AND GET THE CHILDREN'S TEETH FIXED. IT WILL MAKE THEM HAPPY. FOR YOURSELF, YOU CAN GET THE REST DENTAL SERVICE IN THE CITY AT REMARKABLY LOW PRICES. Gold Crowns.. $3.50 Rubber Plates $6.50 ALL WORK DONE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF DR. FARNBWORTH. Red Cross Dentists GALENA BLOCK POST AND RIVERSIDE GERMAN SPOKEN THE SPOKANE PRESS NEWS FOR Society Woman Revamps Classic MRS. BLANCHE SHOEMAKER WAGSTAFF. New York society was all aflutter with suppressed culture t'other afternoon when its galaxy of busy idlers poured into the Hudson the ater to witness "Alcestis," a modern rehash of an ancient classic. For this modern "Alcestis" is the product of the brilliancy of Mrs. Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff, superimposed upon whatever talent the original author, old man Euripides, may have possessed. Society was a unit in declaring, after the performance, that Mrs. Wagstaff had it all over Euripides, eleven different ways. * ' So far the original Euripides version has lived in literature some thing like 1350 years without ever having been honored by the presence of several hundred millionaires' wives and daughters at a performance. Mrs. Wagstaff's rewrite won this honor for its first—and perhaps its last —public appearance. ' ....... Mrs. Wagstaff is really lit'rary, as you can easily see by her soul ful picture. She is the daughter of Henry F. Shoemaker of Philadelphia, a pal of I. Plerpont Morgan and Eugene Zimmerman. She has millions in her own name, married a few more in the name of Alfred Wagstaff, Jr., and is quite a pet of the better clawsses. FASHIONS, FADS AND FANCIES WOMEN READERS Social news Is a dally feature of Tho Press. Any one wishing' to In sert such news should sen<f It ad dressed to the society editor, or phone before 10 n. m. PLAN CHRISTMAS ENTERTAIN MENTS IN CITY CHURCHES. With the opening of the week before Christmas plans for the an nual Christmas celebrations by the churches of the city are beginning to take definite shape and in some cases practice for the events has already commenced. "A Review of Nations" is the plan for celebration by the First Presbyterian church. The primary and intermediate classes will parti cipate largely and a pretty tableaux of the Bethlehem scene will be staged. A novel cantata to be conducted in part by the children with special Christmas music will be the event to take place at the Plymouth Con gregational church. Gifts will be given as has been the custom. At the First Methodist church the Christmas cantata "Bethlehem" will be rendered on Sunday eve ning, December 25, by the church choir, with the addition of many singers brought in for the occasion. The first rehearsal has been held and active and persistent effor will be begun this week. BAZAAR AND CLUB MEETING TODAY. The regular general meeting of the Woman's club will be held to day at 2 o'clock in the club house on Ninth avenue. At 1:30 the board will hold a special meeting prior to the business session. The club bazaar will open Its doors today and those attending will find many novel and charming variations from the ordinary sales so familiar to clubs and societies. An exchange booth at which ar ticles may be exchanged, as well as purchased, and a commission booth are features that will ap peal. Fortune telling will furnish considerable amusement and a tea booth and turkey counter will add attraction to the whole. The funds realized from the sale will be used Buy Purses for Xmas Gifts Mother, sister or sweet heart will be proud of a new purse, and especially if it comes from the Spokane Trunk and Grip Company 503 Sprague Aye. Next to Halliday Hotel There you will find the highest class leather goods. at right prices. Always this. best in trunks, grips, suit cases, bags, eta FINE LOTS In Cushlngs addition, 50x142. $175 Each $10 down and $10 per month. McCrea & Merryweather, with Washington Safa Depoalt I Trust Co. Cor. HowaaA and Hpreguc. Vhons Main task for the furnishing of the club cot tage, which is not complete as yet. ANNUAL ATHENAEUM PARTY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. The annual Christmas party of the Athenaeum club will be held at the home of Mrs. George H. Wright, 1925 Pacific avenue, to morrow afternoon. Members will assemble for luncheon at 12:30, and an afternoon program, which is be ing kept secret as a surprise to the members, has been prepared. The annual custom of bringing gifts and redistributing them from a Christ mas tree will be repeated. ClnnstansLS Tire© H? P in the toy shop, on the third floor, yon can find pretty near anything in the way of Christmas tree decorations that anyone is likely to want. Lambetta, miles and miles of it, and it costs very little. Tissue paper bells, se* to 25«t. Tissue paper balls to 25t) Tissue paper fans, big handsome ones, I©«*. Tissue paper wreath and garlands in a variety of kinds from s«* to 25«*. Christmas tree ornaments, at least 25 different kinds, ranging in price from s«* to 25< each. Christmas tree beads in bright colors, %>f and 10«* a string. Candle holders, the kind that are easy to put on and take off yet hold the candle firmly. Half a dozen for ss. . Christmas tree candles, large size box of as sorted colors, 15<. Christaias Tree Holders Little gem Christmas tree holders that will hold any tree that is likely to be used in the home. Substantially made of wrought iron; can be used without attaching to the floor 50fr A Blamikeft for Baby pRIB size, decorated with Mother Goose pictures. Fine, soft, heavy cotton, as warm and cosy as though it were made of wool; 36x60 inch size. Special 755» B&th Rob® Materials Special 35c CHOICE lot of these shown in the wash goods section and there is still time to make them up if you wish to do so. They have been taken from the 50c list and priced to close them out quickly... .35s- Fainicy Saftisns 25c A fine assortment in light and dark colors. Kinds that were 35c in stock. Special now 25*) Men's and Women's Suits Made To Order $18t0525 We give you imported fabrics and strictly union tailoring. We know you can't duplicate these values elsewhere, as we wholesale and retail. PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED Empire Tailoring Go. Rooms 515 16-17-18 Fifth Floof *amieson lidf. OF INTEREST TO WIT! OB DAUOHTM things; the big things find them courageous. The bitter things a man unknow ingly says when in his cups are treasured up by his wife for future references. Independence is a virtue, but one doesn't need to be mulish. Fault-finding mothers nave made more "failures" than misfortune. Xmas Candies at the FERN 332 Riverside Aye. 10c pound up. Our own make.