MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1910. -
My neighbor goes by on her way down town every few days. Her
small sun 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 does not care to walk.
1 And the strange thing is, his mother never compels him to doo so;
he\ Aays comes out victorious. She carries him, or his father does.
•MVlieif*this boy is grown and fails in life, his parents probably will
blame everybody but themselves, yet they are cultivating in him daily
the very finalities which will make a failure inevitable.
They are allowing him to become a human jellyfish, a thing without
backbi ,•!■ 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
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 myth 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 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 Tl,,
FATHER AND MOTHER 4 ANDGRANDPAP AND EVERYBODY.
The Lost Children and the Fairy Roses
Three little lost children, sep
arated from their father and tnotfi
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
■Mined 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
The rami seemed actually glad
to make them as comfortable as
possible, and soon they were fast
asleep, one and all. Then the beau
tiful red roseH 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
"Hut they can't eat us, or I would
gladly make the same offer," re
"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 roses seemed to be
able to think of a way to help the
sleeping children, except to let
them sleep where they were for the
Many roses nodded their pretty
Others drooped so low that they
Boomed to be In tears.
Bui all of a sudden a young rose
which had not yet grown to full
size, raised Its head and exclaimed:
"They shall PLUCK us and BULL
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
sold to 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
So when the blp round sun came
up the next morning, and the chil
dren awoke, the beautiful roses all
whispered in chorus:
"Pluck us and sell us for your
Money Saved on
What can you get better for a Christinas present
thai, 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 shoes at $2.40
Misses' sample dress shoes at $1.65
Boys' sample dress shoes at $1.75
Men's dress shirts 65< to $1.15
lilies' 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.
And the children picked big arm
fuls of the roses, for they were very
hungry, but they kissed them ten
derly, and were sorry to have to do
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 good 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 again.
Ladies, have you thought what
would be a suitable Xmas gift for
tho men folks? See those elegant
meerschaum pipes, fancy cigar
cases, humidors and Innumerable
smokers' articles at M. A. Gunst
ft Co.'s three stores. 707 River
side, 012 Riverside and 5 Post
SPECIAL ON COAL
One trial will convince you that
Superior coal at $8.25 per ton la the
coal to buy. Order from Unity Fuel
& Feed Supply, distributors, phono
Max. 3471, yard 01310 Cedar street,
or Hedrich & Merritt, sole agents.
Pine. $6.00 per cord; fir and tam
arack, $7.00 per cord. Pine, $2.50
per rick; fir and taniarnck, $2.75
OF YOUR SEX
Dear Miss Grey: How do peanuts
A. —They grow as reots to vines
that reach a height of two to four
Dear Miss Grey: Please tell me
how to make dill for pickles—
A. —Plant seeds in spring and
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?
A. —(1) 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
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
A.—(l) Yes. (I) 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
Please patronize John E. Lyon,
low price plumber, 75c per hour.
Phone Main 5997. 615 Third ave
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 JeNTAL SERVICE
IN THE CITY AT REMARKARLY LOW PRICES.
Gold Crowns.. $3.50
Rubber Plates $6.50
ALL WORK DONE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OP DR.
Red Cross Dentists
GALENA BLOCK POST AND RIVERSIDE GERMAN SPOKEN
THE SPOKANE PRESS
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 "Alcestls," 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. » >*e»i«
So far the original Euripides version has lived in literature some
thing like 1350 years wßhout ever having been honored by the presence
of several hundred millionaires' wi*es 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 J. Pierpont 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.
Social news Is a dally feature of
The Press. Any one wishing to In
sert such news should send It ad
dressed to the society editor, or phons
before 10 a. 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
"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
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 win 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
The regular general meeting or
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
Mother, sister or sweet
heart will be proud of a new
purse, and especially if it
comes from the
503 Sprague Aye.
.Next to Ualliday Hotel
There you will find the
highest class leather goods.
at right prices. Always tha
best in trunks, gripe, suit
oases, bags, eta
In Cushing'a addition, B0xl«3.
$10 down and $10 per month.
McOrea & Merryweather,
WMMnaton Safe Depoilt
• Trutt Co.
for the furnishing of the club cot
tage, which is not complete as yet.
ANNUAL ATHENAEUM PARTY
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.
nj 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
Tissue paper bells, ss* to 25sh
Tissue paper balls st* to 25«*
Tissue paper fans, big handsome ones, 10«h
Tissue paper wreath and garlands in a variety
of kinds from s*£ to 25«h
Christmas tree ornaments, at least 25 different
kinds, ranging in price from sf> to 25«* each.
Christmas tree beads in bright colors, se> 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 s«£.
Christmas tree candles, large size box of as
Cfcrista&s Tires 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 thS f100r.....,. .50s)
A Blamdkett for Baby
PRIB size, decorated with Mother Goose
pictures. Fine, soft, heavy cotton, aa warm
and cosy as though it were made of wool; 36x50
inch sue. Special 75s*
Batih Robe Material*
A 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 tine
500 list and priced to close them out quiokly... .85s)
Famicy Satiras 25c
A fine assortment in light and dark colors. Kinds
that were 35c in stock. Special now 255)
Men's and Women's Suits
Made To Order
We give you imported fabrics and strictly usleji
tailoring. We know you oan't duplicate toss*
values elsewhere, as we wholesale and retail.
PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED
Empire Tailoring Co.
Rooms 515-1817-18 Fifth Floor Jamieson Bldf.
TO WIFE OR
things; the bis things find them
The bitter things a man unknow
ingly says when In his cupa are
treasured up by his wife for future
Independence is a virtue, but one
doesn't need to be mulish.
Fault-finding mothers ftave made
more "failures" than misfortune.
332 Riverside Aye.
10c pound up. Our own
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