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WRS. ROBERT PEACH served the first course of the Lenten luncheon given today at the jomc of Mrs. Abraham Van Houten, of Belleville avenue. Mrs. Beniamin Van Cleave and Mrs. Van Houten served the second course. The third was served by Mrs. Alfred Walker and the fourth by Mrs. La Mont. Green and white wore used in the dec orations. At the luncheon covers were set for Miss Estelle Douglas, Mrs. George Point, Mrs. McCully, Miss Marietta Sturges and Mrs. Harry Wcstervelt. A tea was served at 5 o’clock. * _ Preparations are complete for the benefit whist that will be given this evening at the home of Mrs. Samuel Vogel under the auspices of the Ladies' Guild of Beth Israel Hospital. At the Home for Crippled Children h St. Patrick’s tea and sale of cake, candy and fancy articles will take place this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ro*r Young and Mr. and Mrs. Ur.al H. McCarter have sailed for a twenty-eight days’ cruise to Panama. Mrs. Nell Litchfield, of Homestead Park, will entertain her friends this evening at Berkeley Hall. A musicals will be given and G. Paul Smith, of Boston, will be the artist for the evening. Miss Abblc Litchfield will assist her mother in receiving. The annual business meeting of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society will convene today at the home of Mrs. Wilbur Doremus, of Lincoln Park. -— ,, „ “New Jersey Women Journalists was the topic of Miss Ada D. Puller yesterday afternoon at the meeting of the Woman's Club, of Arlington, held in the auditorium of the Lin coln School, Arlington. Miss Fuller pointed out the three types of women ihat tho newspaper woman has to deal with. One expects the news paper woman to he a mind-reader , is provoked If there are any mis takes. Tho second is the voluble lady who tells all her family secrets and her financial affairs. Last, but not least, there is the sensible woman who realizes that her town needs the news, which is the reason tho re porter comes for it, and so by stat ing the facts in a few direct sentences wastes neither her own time nor that of the newspaper woman. May her tribe increase! Miss Fuller said that social work Is the newspaper woman’s special sphere and pointed oift that in this line of work the personal equation is stronger than it is in the other departments of work, for in it she must show her tact, her judgment nnd her knowledge of womankind. "The newspaper woman has come to stay," continued Miss Fuller. "She long ago proved her worth and if you will take the trouble to read the official minutes of any large organi zation you w ill note the value placed on press work. Much of all this work sifts through tho hands of the women on the staff, to them is given a great responsibility, for they are entrusted with the care of the de velopment of welfare work, charity, suffrage for women and kindred sub jects. "Editors are more and more coming to ask of their women big stories, hard work and painstaking research, •not to have it signed by a woman’s name as a sensation, hut because she will give an eye to detail, an ear to minute facts and a conscience to chronicling In all.” Mrs. Adeline Carrlck Wells gave an interesting account of personal ex periences as a social reporter, speefal writer and interviewer. Howard Garls, well known as a writer of children's stories, spoke of the value to a newspaper or the woman's point of view, pointing out that very often her vision is broader than the man's. The musical program consisted of quartet selections, "Last Night ^ (lie Nightingale Woke Me" and "She Was but Seven," by Miss Nettle Dorner, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence, Mrs. Hattie Comlns and Mrs. Lillian Galllver. accompanied on the piano Iby Mrs. H. J. Kfaus, and piano duets. "Polonaise Militaire in A major" (Chopin), "Finaie \ ariations, Opus 82" (Schubert), Mrs. Kraus and Miss Nina Kraus. Mrs. W. W. Bea ded was chairman of the day and Mrs. Katherine B. Hickey, vice-chair man. Mrs. Florence V. Frapwell con ducted the literary program and Mrs. Beaded the musical program. Mrs. F. C. Platt, the president, presided at the business session. The ushers atere Miss Amy Doremus and Miss Ida Ketcham. At the social hour AMUSEMENTS. PROCTOR’S 1 theat're ' I 12—BIG FEATURE ACTS—IS TEN COURTIERS. ROSALIND COGH J.AN & CO.. RAYMOND A CAVERI.Y, KATE AVATSON, DU CAUION, ALSO KINKMACOUOR MOTION PICTURES. The Inauguration and Suffragette Pa rade Picture Will Be Shown Thurada.v Mnlv MATS. AT lA.% Entire 2d Bal., 10c. i Good Orchestra and 1 Smoking Bal., 15c. EVES. AT 714.» Entire 2d Bal., tOe. Good Orchestra and Smoking Bat.. 25c. fiXOflpt PBIUIIIOJ" .— NEWARK THF1TRE MATINEES WED. AND SAT. OTIS SKINNER KISMET Week oi March -’‘I—me uuvemu. « SAM $ HUBERT THEATRE Matlnrn Wcduraday and Saturday. FR^CIS WILSON i IE SPIRITUALIST tfrek March 24—WILLIAM COLLIKR |myggraii^ fcj®(^Jt^>rlces, 10c, 20c. 30c, 60c: no hiffhar ftftp This Weik, "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" Next week—The House of a Thousand Candles THE ROSE BUDS Popular. Contest Mon. Orff. I Country 8tore Tues. Wroat- i , ling, Wed. Cabaret, Tbur. . — Amateurs, Friday. NEXT WEEK - - CHERRY BLOSSOMS Q A YETY THEATRE! Market and Heleey St«. Tel. 1M0 Market I Matin,... Dully- Amntrur Nl*ht Friday | WHKSTLISG WEDNESDAYS THE QUEENS OFtPARlS Ntat Week - TDK SOCIAL MAIDS Mrs. Florence Feickert acted as hos tess in the absence of Mrs. George Kocih. An organ recital was given last night In the Emanuel Reformed Epis copal Church under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society by L. Carroll Beckel, assisted b£ Miss Hattie Saul, a pupil of Mrs. Beckel and soprano soloist of St. John's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Beckel, who was to have given the vocal numbers, was unable to be present. The program consisted of; Sonata, in C minor (first movement), Gullmant: (a') song, (b) "Nautilus,” (c) •1620 ” MacDowell (Mr. Beckel); "In the flight Shall My Song Be of Him,” Buck (Miss Saul); tone pic tures, Mailing ("Gethsemone,” “Gol gotha," "Easter Morning"): (a) "Even Song," Johnston; (b) "Sortie," Rogers (Mr. Beckel): "The Lord Is My Shepherd," Liddle (Miss Saul); “Offertoire," in F, Wely. "Education” will he the subject of the meeting of the Civic Club of Arlington this afternoon in the audi-. torium of the Lincoln School. The speakers will be Miss Florence Sibley and Professor A. H. Brainerd. Miss Grace Harris, of 370 Summer avenue, entertained at tea this afternoon in honor of her fiance's sis ter, Miss Elsie Smith, and Mrs. Earle Gladstone Childs. Mrs. Henry Can Ward and Mrs. 11. Stacy Smith presided at (he tabic. The floaters wero Mrs. Charles Ward Romaine, Mrs. Warren Roc. Mrs. Arthur Pecker, Miss Gertrude Cadmus, Miss Helen Runyon, Mra Richard Broas, Miss Margery Young, Miss Hortcnse Plaut, Miss Mahon, Miss IGorence W. Jenkins and Miss Ruth Jenkins. The New Jersey State Suffrage As sociation will hold a special execu tive meeting at the headquarters, 33 Halsey street, Friday afternoon to consider the date of the mussmeeting to celebrate the passage through the Legislature of the bilt submitting the suffrage question to the people. Owing to the illness of the presi dent, Miss Emma L. Hiehards, the meeting of the executive committee of the Essex County Suffrage Society which was to have been held yester day morning was postponed lndef-y Initely. • Miss Bessie Hyams gave the last in the series of opera recitals under the auspices of the Contemporary Club yesterday afternoon at the Washington. "La Tosca” was the opera selected and Miss Hyams gave a resume of the story and sang sev eral of tlie arias. At the tea which followed the recital the assistants were Miss Jean Spurr, Miss Olive Remington, Miss Helena Hawkins, Miss Mildred Allen and Miss Mar guerite Allen. The rpembers of the committee In charge were Mrs. Mor timer Remington. Mrs. Chester R. Hoag, Mrs. Joseph O. Spurr and'Mrs. S. Bertram Townley. THURSDAY—BREAKFAST. Bananas Cream of wheat Ham omelet Rolls Coffee LUNCHEON. Sliced tongue American cheese Pickles Lettuce Cup cakes Tea DINNER. Split pea soup Beef loaf Baked potatoes Spinach Olives Rice pudding Coffee BRITISH WIVES HAIL MATERNITY BENEFITS Distrust and open hostility for the Health Insurance Act in England has turned into something like Joyful In credulity in the typical working class districts of London. This change of attitude has been mainly due to the payment of 'the maternity benefits, for the operation of the sick bene fits will be more gradual and not so conspicuous as the thirty shillings which is paid without question for every baby born in a working-class family. Hitherto it has been tile practise of working men's wives to save 25 cents weekly from the food money to provide for the newcomer, and this has meant privation for the whole family. This uneconomic plan has been succeeded by the maternity benefit of the Insurance act, and many families, always on the verge of hun ger, find themselves relieved at a time when money is most needed. HIGH SCHOOLS INCREASE Tennessee spent nearly twice as much money last year for high school purposes as the year before, and the actual number of high school build ings Increased one-third. Other sig nificant increases reported by the State high school inspector are: En rollment, 46 per cent, increase during the year; daily attendance, 47 per cent, increase; length of average term, ten days more than the year before; and teachers, 65 per cent, more. In the meantime the average cost of high school tuition has been .reduced from $4 to *3.96 per mpnth. J Face Powder |_ Thla powder ia so One. and Its tint so matches your complexion, It defies de - f \ tection. For 20 years it has % Jj'A been uacd by leading Mm ■ actressesf Delicately pers Mm ■ fumed. Put up In DARGK W I screw top can?- #*■ W At all dept, and drug store* Palm Beach Society Women Like Cigarette ■'! .# — . ...... - - , 1 Mr. and Mm. t, M. Thomas. PALM BEACH, Fla., March 12.— Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Thomas enjoying after-dinner cigarettes on the sands h ere. The smoking of cigarettes by women is getting to be quite common among members of the smart set at the Florida winter resort. UT AM certainly quite fascinated with your new column, and would leva to have one of your cook books if you have the recipes published,” reads the little note that (Accompanied M. (5. G.'s contributions this morning. So many biscuit and caramel ici iir recipes came in that it was hard to make a choice. However, I plcke d out two, which were published yes terday. And, I trust that those whose methods were not used will tinder stand. I'm glad you all ltko the column, and I love to have you say so. It Is a joy to open my mail each morning. Dear Mrs. F. R„ I m sorry your' biscuit and caramel filling recipes came too late, but I’m publishing with pleasure your method of mak ing Breakfast Muffins Sift together two cups flour and one heaping teaspoon baking pow der, one tablespoon sugar, a little sail. Rub in one tnblespoonful lard. Add one egg and one and one-third cups of sweet milk to the prepared flour. Mix rapidly and thoroughly into a rather stiff batter. Fill muffin or gem pans two-thirds full and bake in hot oven fifteen minutes. Thanks, M. G. G.( for the caramel icing. Ton see, you are" one of many. I like your lemon sponge pie and cheese tart recipes very, very much, and am using both today. Come again. Lemon Sponge Pie Heat together one cup granulated sugar, large tablespoonful butter, add Juice and rind of lemon, three table spoons flour, yolks of two eggs, one cup milk and last the well-beaten whites of eggs. Bake with bottom crust about one-lialf hour in mod erate oven. This mnkes one pie. Cheese Tarts Line tart tins with good rich pie paste. Then mix one cup sugar, one half cup ljutter, one cup currants, one egg, one teaspoonful cornstarch, one teaspoonful vanilla. Place a good teaspoonful in each pattle and bake about twenty minutes. ►* Mrs, Ella R. writes: "I have a very good recipe for crackers. You csit keep tliem a month, and at the end of the time they will be as good as the day you made them, if they are kept in a dry, warm place. I keep mine in the kitchen closet, covered up. I remember my mother baking them thirty years ago. Others triad them and thought milk would im prove them, blit it made them tough. Mother’s Crackers Take one egg, beat a little and put in one cup of brown sugar, without lumps. Then add one-half cup of butter and lard mixed and melted. Add one-half tcHspoonful baking soda mixed with one-half teaspoonful of vinegar. Then put sifted flour In un til you can roll out thin on a board. R is very rich. You can't roll many at a time. Two or three is all I get out sometimes with one rolling. They must be rolled very thin and baked in a smooth pan on top of grate in stove and will Just take a few minutes; then turn pan upside down on a clean table and let cakes lie a minute upside down until crisp. They are soft and break if handled before. letting them lie a minute or so. Then pile on a plate and they will be ready to eat. My mother always kept them on hand. It is an old Pennsylvania re cipe, as 1 came from there about a year and a half ago. ELLA R. Don't they sound good, readers? HAVE PRETTY ARMS, IS BILLIE BURKE’S ADVICE W Nothing about a woman has been the Biibjeet of more poetical out burets than have been her arms. Within a mother's arms is the "peace which passeth all understand ing" for her child, and every lover lets his imagination revel in thoughts of the time wjien his sweetheart's w^ite arms shall be voluntarily placed about his neck. Beautiful arms are an important part of the woman beautiful, and now Is the time to make your arms presentable, for soon the first warm days of spring will come, and you will want to put on that frock with the short sleeves. The newest evening gowns now are made with no sleeves at all, and everything that is Greek promises to be fashiona'ble during the coming summer. This means that we will probably go back to the draped Bleeve. that leaves the arm bare to the shoulder for evening, and probably shorter sleeves than were worn last year for street. It is to be hoped, however, that we will not see the ugly elbow's that women so shamelessly bared when elbow sleeves were in their first popularity. Every girl can nave pretty arms if she wishes. First, of course, a girl who intends to have lovely arms must try and keep herself at the right weight, for too fat arms are even more unlovely than arms that are thin and bon\» In fact, slender arms. If the elbows ase not too large, are never ugly. Many a girl who Is scrupulously neat In other particulars forgets to wash her elbows as often as is nec essary. You should scrub your elbows every day with a coarse flesh brush and plenty of soap. Rough, calloused skin about the bone at the elbow, and even on the back of the upper arm, is only a symptom of neglect, and every girl should be ashamed to show It. After washing your arms and el bows with the flesh brush and plenty of pure soap and hot water, rinse them carefully In cold water, patting with the flat of the hand all up and down the entire arm. Wipe with a, rough towel round and round the. arms, not up and down. By this time your arms will be very red, and you will have a sensation of tingling all through them. Now rub them with a pure cold cream, putting plenty around the elbow and wrist bones. Wipe off superfluous grease, and If you arc going out where your bare arms will be on "dress parade" you can use the following mixture on them. Glycerine.4.2 drams Tincture of beinzotn.8 drops Oxide of sine.4 drams 1 Orange (lower water.2 ounces Essence of Neroli.15 drops The bottle should be well shaken when this Is used. A velvet sponge is then moistened and the arms and hands are gone over very carefully and quickly so that there will be no streaks. After this dust on any good rice powder. Do not by any possibility use this liquid on your face, as oxide of zinc will ruin the finest complexion In the world, if used dally. Hrunrttea Gloomy. "Brunettes are conservative and sometimes gloomy," says an expert. Probably that Is when they see one of their number who has been using per oxide. Festered and Came to Head. Itching and Burning Intense. Scratched and Made Sores. Cuticura Soap and Ointment Completely Cured. 1123 Knight 8t.. Camden, N. J.—“My pimpled began on the back of my neck and In time they worked around imtil my face and neck were nothing but a mass of pim ples. They festered and came to a head. The Itching and burning were so intense that I scratched and made sores and I could not sleep. For three years I was In this condi tion. “ I tried remedy after remedy but without success, so while talking to a friend one day he advised me to try Cutlcura Roap and Ointment. After the first trial they relieved me. so I continued until 1 had used four cakes of Cutlcura Soap and two boxes of Cutlcura Ointment, which lasted for three weeks, and they completely cured me. My pimples disappeared and left iny skin as dear a* I want It to be.” (Signed) Albert. Pickering. Sept. 25. J©12. For pimples and blackheads the following samost effective and economical treatment: Gently smear the affected parts with Cutl cura Ointment, on the end of the finger, but do not rub. Wash off the Cutlcura Ointment In five mi lutes with Cutlcura Boap and hot water and continue bathing for some min utes. This treatment is best on rising and retiring. At other times use Cutlcugg Soap freely for the toilotand bath, to assist In pre venting inflammation, irritation and clog ging of the pores. Cutlcura Boap (25c.) and Cutlcura Ointment (50c.) are sold through out the world. Liberal sample of each mailed free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post-card “Cutlcura. Dept T, Boston.'* gSTMen who shave and shampoo with Cu ticura Soap will find it best for skin and seal p Daily fashion talks BY MAY MANTON NEW AND INTERESTING COAT This coat that gives the raised waist line and includes very novel pointed revets is essentially youthful in effect and extremely smart both for young girls and for small women. It Is easy to make, too, for the. lower, or peplum portion is separate and Joitjed to the upper, and there Is a little fulness In the body portion. The very unusual collar and vest csn be made front two different materials or from one and the sleeves can be fin ished with cuffs or left plain. There are almost numberless materials in vogue Just now, and one can think of this suit, made from charmeuse crepe for the exceedingly handsome costume, from serge for general use and from ratine for an intermediate costume, all with certainty of good results. White is to be much worn and white Bedford cord Is a novelty that Is promised great vogue. It would make up most attractively after this manner. For the 16-year size the coat will require 4Vt yards of material 27, 23« yards 44 or 1\ yards 62 inches wide, with 6» yard 21 inches for the collar, % yard 27 for the vest, revers and cuffs. The May Manton pattern of the coat 7760 is cut in sizes for misses of 16 and 18 years. H will be matyed to any address (by the fashion depart mept of this paper on receipt of 10 cents. MAY MANTON PATTERNS 10 Ontn K«rh, Can be pun-hosed nt any May Mnnton Affcn«*y, or will be sent by mall to any address by the May Manton Pattern Com pany, .120 Pfiolflr; street, Newark, N. Write your address very plainly and al ways specify sise wanted. ■ ' HJi 7760 Empire Coat for Misses and Small Women, 16 and 18 years. I DOMESTIC SCIENCE II Conducted by Mrs. Alice Gitchell Kirk Fruits In Henson. When we speak of fruits in season wo do not mean strawberries in Jan uary, although they nre hero, and have been quite reasonable in price and in looks most tempting. But they come later in all their glory and the fruits of the citrus family are much to be preferred at this season of the year. Kentons, oranges and grapefruit are an essential In some form or other in the dietary during the next two months. There is scarcely any dessert, sauce, cream or custard, which is not improved by ono or more of these citrus fruits. The sour Seville orange makes most delicious marmalade, syrups and ex tracts. Combined with the grapefruit and lemon most satisfying results are obtained in marmalades or in cool ing drinks of all kinds. In Russian tea these oranges are considered vastly superior to lemons, and the juice is often used in place of lemon or lime juice with oil, especially in fruit salads. Just now, while speaking of acids, the rhubarb should not he forgotten. Kat plentifully in the spring months, as the acid acts as a tonic and puri llor to the system. Rliulmrh Nnur.e. Wash the rubarb, cut in Inch pieces and put into the double boiler. No water should be added to the rhubarb and only cook In the double boiler until tender. Add sugar to taste just before removing from the Arc. Do not have too sweet. Rhubarb and prunes are a good combination. Soak the prunes In cold water over night; just enough water to be taken up by the prunes. Add these to the rhubarb—about two cup fuls of rhubarb to one of prunes, put into the double boiler and proceed as directed for rhubarb, or they may be put into a baking pan set in hot water, covered closely and baked in a moderate oven. It is hard to tell of the great value of lemons In the home. A kitchen should never be without a lemon or lemons. The juice of half a lemon in a glass of water when rising, and used for sev eral mornings, has relieved many a person of that dull, stupid, sleepy feeling which frequently comes from an inactive liver. Where there are rheumatic tendencies in any member of the family, lemon should he used instead of vinegar and in every in stance where a special flavor is to be emphasized, such as peaches, prunes, etc., a teaspoonful or tablespoonful News for shoppers Table damask of extra heavy weight and In many neat patterns Is offered at L. Bamberger & Co.’s for 68 cents a yard. This material Is fully bleached and Is 66 Inches wide. Spring voile and lawn waists in all styles are on Bale for 69 cents at David Straus Company's. Fashionable tailored suits for misses and small women in mannish serge and novelty checks are dis played at Hahne & Co.'s in connec tion with the spring gown sale. They are marked ?14.9&. The millinery department at the | W. V. Snyder Company has an at 1 tractive display arranged to greet I the shopper. _ At D. S. Plaut & Co.’s boys' wash suits are offered at 11.46. Russian and blouse models in divers colors are In the collection. _ VOCATIONAL TRAINING The Buffalo (N. V.) Chamber of Commerce Is leading In a movement to organize vocational training and vocational guidance In direct connec tion with the industrial, educational and social needs of the city. Under the leadership of the chamber a com mittee composed of business men; school men and social workers is making a preliminary survey of the city preparatory to mapping out a definite program. The work Is under the immediate supervision of E. VV. "Weaver, vocational director of the Brooklyn Boys' High School. Couldn't Be Worse. At least Edison's new klnetophone1 can not possibly be any more painful] than tVie efforts of the pianist and the man with the noise-makers to accom pany the action of the moving pic tures. will accent that flavor. Keep lemons in tho house the same as broad or potatoes. lipiiton l’ip. Material—Bread crumbs (white), one-half cupful; hot water, one cup ful; sugar, one-half cupful; juice or grated rind of one lemon; yolks of eggs, two; salt, one-quarter teaspoon ful. Utensils—Measuring cup, bowls, grater, lemon squeezer, egg boater and pie pan. * Directions; Put the line, white bread crumbs into the bowl and pour the hot water over them. Add all the remaining ingredients and the yolks well beaten. Pour this mixture Into a pan lined with a good, rich crust and bake in a moderately quick oven until tho crust is done and the custard Is set. Cool and cover with a meringue made from'the whites of the eggs and one-fourth cup of sugar. Dust with a little sugar over the top and brpwn In a very moderate oven. The meringue is very attrac tive put on with a pastry bag and tube. The pastry may be baked tirst on an inverted pie pan and then tilled with the custard, which has had the well-beaten whites added to it and cooked live minutes In the double boiler. Then when cool add tile me ringue if desired. (■olden Jelly Murnialtide. Materials—Oranges, 4 pounds; grape fruit, 4 pounds; lemons, 1 pound; sugar. Utensils—Seales, sharp vegetable knife, scissors, sauce pan, skimmer, jelly bHg, sieve, glasses or jars. Directions—Wipe and pare the fruit very thin as you do an apple; cut the slrips across with the scissors In tiny pieces and tie up in a piece of cheese cloth; remove all the white pith from the fruit, cut in small pieces, remove the seeds, put into the sauce pan and cover with cold water, add the chips tied in the cheese cloth; boil for one hour, skimming and stirring when necessary. Take out the bag and press the pulp through the sieve; weigh liquid and chips, which should be about the original weight of the fruit and use nil equal weight of sugar. Put over the tire gnd stir until the sugar Is dissolved and boil for three minutes, or until it jellies; skim if necessary. Pour in glasses and cover with par affine or paraffine paper. This Is bright, sparkling and delicious. The strips of fruit may he left In and not pressed through the sieve If preferred. " ■■■■ . . . ■■ 1 - Feathers and Slippers Desr Miss Doon : As your ndvlse bns been so helpful to others 1 though probably you coaid help Wf. 3 Meat ■ Stnnll whit* ostrich feeth er which Is slightly soiled, and as I would like to put It on a summer hat could you tell me how to clean It? Also how to clean a pair of blue aatln slip pers. F. M. The feather may be dry-cleaned with corn meal. Place It in a bag with a quantity of meal and shake thoroughly for several minutes. Then lake fresh meal and repeat. Put the feather, in the meal, away for a day or two, then shake again, very thor oughly. The soil will come out with the meal. Or dip the feather in gaso line. rubbing the soiled portion gently with the fingers. Rinse in clean fluid, and hang in tlio air, but not in the sun, to dry. When thoroughly dry, steam over a teakettle and curl with the blunt side of a sliver knife. Do not use gasoline near a stove or a flaqie. It Is highly Inflammable. Clean the slippers with white cake magnesia, rubbing with the thread of the satin. They may also he cleaned with gasoline. Civil Service Exams Dwir Miss Doon: Plonso loll mo when the next civil service cxnminntlon for carriers will bo given, llow 1m my penmanship? TONY G. The date is indefinite. Probably not for a year or two, as one was held in November. Your writing: is fair. Cleaning Flowers Dear Mjsx Doon: Kindly let me know through your col umn how to clean white roses and oblige, BRSSIK S. Dip them in gasoline. Let soak for several minutes, rubbing the soiled petals gently with the Angers. Rinse in clean fluid and hang In the air, but not in the sun, to dry. Bee ad vice to F. M. about using gasollno. —---1 To Treat Boils Dear Miss Doon: I see where W. N. wants cure for boils. Bathe with warm water and peroxide, equal purls of each, using an old cup. This can be kept, warm while using 1f kept on the stove; also uf»e cotton to wash, and another piece to dry. When clear put on n heated plaster of unti phlogistinc. Repeat this dressing dally.' If a tonic is desired for the system, olive oil is splendid, or cod liver oil. Bolls are not pleasant. I had a siege of them last year. The above cured them. MRS. H. K. Thank you very very much for the remedy. I agree with you that they are not pleasant, though (I’ll pause to knock wood) I’ve never been af flicted. A Sign of Spring Dear Miss Doon : AVID yon klmlly lot mo know lmw to clean a white homp hut which Is bound with blaok velvet. I do not want (o re move the velvet. CLINTON HILL READER. You'll havo to dry-clean it with corn meal, flour or cake muKnesia. Hub the Hour or meal In with a brush and rub the magnesia directly on the hat. Shake out when tho powder becomes soiled, and repeat until the hat looks fresli and dean. MISS C. F. and P. T.—I cannot fur nish names and nddresses in this column. And I havo been compelled to make It a rule not to answer let ters In person, as tny correspondence is so heavy. | MY HEIRLOOM BOX j It is one of the greatest regrets of my life that I wasfallowed in child hood to play freely with the treasures t hat formerly belonged to my mother and grandmother. How I wish they had been laid aside for my more ma ture years, when 1 could have ap preciated them more fully and used them with greater care! However the past Is gone; and, alas, most of the treasures with it! So It only re mained for me to profit by my experi ence and do differently by my own daughter. Shortly after I was married l gath ered together whatever remained of the past that was curious or valuable from old associations, in either my husband's family or my own. With these I started my heirloom box. Soon I added my wedding dress and veil, together with some treasures t had been saving for years—my cer tificate of graduation and various trinkets that belonged to different phases of my girlhood, says Anne Miller Mellck in the badies' Home Journal. * bater the box began to hold those tilings belonging to my own chil dren. which 1 knew they would cher ish in later years—the first baby pic ture, the baptismal gown, the first short dress, and various other step ping stones as the years went by. This box I put well out of the way, but In an accessible place, for I often gather from the rooms a toy or trifle, for the time discarded, and drop It reverently Into the heirloom box, snfe In the conviction that It will be greeted joyously later In life. Now I should like to make an ap peal for an heirloom box in every ' family. Some mothers I know have ! no sentiment along tills line, but how ] about the love of "old things" your ! daughter may inherit from her fath er's family ? My own little girl soon 1 will he 6 years old, and she is to have : her first peep into the box on her ; birthday. At bedtime J often tell her stories about Its contents, and I she is anticipating the ceremony of rummaging witli great pleasure. I Then after our bedtime talk she falls :iiHleep in her old four-poster lied with a real "saggin’-bottom;'’ and I have taught her to love the story of the childhood days of her grandmother, when she.was put to bed by candle light in this same four-poster—hug ging tightly the little old rag doll that lies so quietly now in the heir loom box. In these days, when things new and complex nnd ever changing are at tracting our children from the mem ory of the old, the plain and the sub stantial of our forefathers, an heir loom box Is not a had idea any way you look at It. * DANUBE IS NOT BLUE The Danube is a very golden river, and not a blue one, as StrauBs’s waltz leads ns to expect. From the old bridge, of Ratisbon it appears as a rushing, yellow torrent. At Passau, where the Danube, the Inn and the lb. meet, the different color of the three rivers do not quite mingle, and can he distinguished for some dis tance after the streams have joined. —Christian Science Monitor. To Improve Expression as Well as Complexion (From Beauty’* Mirror.) No face Is really beautiful Unit lacks expression. Do you realize that continual use of powders and creams tends to spoil pliancy or skin and elasticity of expres sion? Why not quit cosmetics and use something better, which won’t clog the pores or make the skin either dry or pasty? Ordinary mercolized wax acts quite differently from any cosmetic. It wonderfully improves any complexion, giving it life and expression. By gradu ally. harmlessly peeling off the thin veil of outer surface skin. it. brings to view a pure, soft, snotless complexion, deli cately beaut I fill and voutnful. Every druggist has this wax: it is seldom more than one ounce is needed. It, is spread v on’ nightly like cold cream and washed off mornings. In a week or two the transformation is complete. Wrinkles do not of course enhance the expression. Neither do the pasty things many use to eradicate them. A treat ment free from all objection is made by dissolving 1 ob. powdered saxollte in %-pt. witch hazel: use ns a wash lotion. Tin* soon removes the mogt obstinate wrinkles. L.-L " .- ■■I1"1"! KEEP IN TOUCH WITH WASHINGTON! LIKE letters from a personal friend sojourning at Washington; a keen, discerning, broad-minded friend, who tells you in a frank, forcible man ner his impressions of what he sees and hears—such are the daily Washington letters to the Evening Star * written by Mr. Herman B. Walker, its special repre sentative. Mr. Walker has entree into inner circles; has sources of information not enjoyed by the aver age correspondent, hence his letters are in the nature of advance messengers—are reliable, truthful, chatty and readable. THE CRUX OF THE WHOLE SITUATION CAN BE FOUND IN WALKER’S LETTERS.