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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BARE, Fubltshor.
TERMS, U.25 IN ADVANCE.
Madame Pompadour Hat Is One
of the Very Latest Creations
"Every Picture Telia a Story
"Worthiest! rending tnnkes worth
leBB people." Put that In big letters
and hnng it up in your sitting-room,
whero you can bco it ovory dny, and
whero tho young people can see it
Mnybo Jt will call their attention to
tho books they nro reading, which arc
uplifting or degrading, says tho Ohio
Stnto Journal. They nro ono or the
other. Parents don't seem to realize
this. Nino out of ten of them do not
Bccm to understand tho significance
of a book. An education amounts to
nothing If a boy or girl turns It into
shallow rending. Their minds arc
filled with trash and tholr thinking 1b
weak, when they rend tho kind of
books that nro mostly rend Uicao days
It is a sad mlstako to allow this mat
ter to go at random, nnd to allow the
youth's tnsto for reading to grow rank
and wild. Tho highest triumph of an
education 1b tho desire nnd habit to
rend good books. It mnkes no differ
ence how well n boy gets along In his
mathematics or language If ho haB no
tasto for good reading It Is all waste.
Parents will tnko great Interest In tho
marks tholr child gets nt school, but
they nro hopelessly careless as to
what thoHo marks mean for him in
his nftor llfo. It Is tlmo they vere
giving attention to this subject.
For nt least four hundred years Jour
nalism has lxcn n profession without
ncademlc recognition, In that a course
of study was required to enter Its
portnls. Tho Into Joseph Pulitzer fell
that it should bo raised to the prnpci
rank, nnd ho founded nnd endowed n
collego, says tho Philadelphia In
quirer. To tho' headship of this now
Snstltutlon Ib called Dr. Talcott Wil
liams of this city, ono of tho deans ol
Amorlcnn Journalism, and ono whose
experlenco, travel, accomplishments
and scholarship mako tho selection
wholly ndmlrahlo. Journalism is nol
wholly taught. It rccelvos moro ro
emits than almost any other profes
Blon, nnd most of tho postulnnts fall
by tho wayside It Is a trylng-out
process which results In successes In
mnny directions othor thnn nowspapoi
work. To fit into tho peculiar niche
which mnkcB Journnllsm so Important
Ib given to fow, but It la certain that
no young man ever entered Journalism
and left It without carrying away vnlu
Tho claquo has nevor flourished In
England theaters, but la a powerful
Institution In Franco, whero a "chef
do claquo" enjoys n recognized status
and makes a comfortnblo Income It
Is a mlstako to supposo that tho only
duty of clnquoura Is to applaud. A
well organized claquo Includes Bomo
members who havo cultivated tho art
of Infectious laughter. Theso "cha
toulllours" attend tho lighter forms ol
drama and lnugh so heartily nnd nat
urally that tholr neighbors Join In,
nnd lcavo tho bouso, convinced that
the pla must bo a funny ono. Then
thoro nro tho "plourouscs," who are
paid to Bbako with sobs nt tho right
moment during melodramns. Theso
aro tho real dramatic critics.
A scientific assertion Ib produced to
tho effect that thoro nro no gorma In
tho telcphono mouthpiece 'Those ro
ooptnclos of lnnguago muat bo steril
ized by tho heat of tho messages
poured Into them by somo unfortunnte
who haB waited 1C minutes to got tho
curt information that "tho lino's
A Pennsylvania Judgo has decided
that a girl Is entitled to keep an en
gagement ring after tho engagement
Is broken. It Isn't likely, however,
that many of tho glrlB who have been
keeping engagement rings would have
returned them, cvou If tho Pennsyl
vanla Judgo had decided tho other
fc The whole family feel tho throb ol
spring within tholr veins. Young
hopeful hunts up his old baseball
glove, Bister has a now beau, father
Ib getting out his fishing tacklo nnd
mother lias begun to recount the num
ber of yenrs sho h8 worn tho old
Back to nature's heart Is receiving
n new nnd practical application In
New York, whero n farm' la to bo es
tablished for bad boys now sent to n
reformatory. Plenty of good, hard
farm work will removo tho objection
of work from other and objectionable
quartors for Idle hands.
Chicago's pollco forco lately devel
oped tho fact that It had a member
who Indulged tho eccentricity of al
ways paying for hla drinks and cigars.
Ho was permitted to resign, ns such
unprofessional conduct Ib not likely to
The BUlary of tho president of Switz
erland Is only $4,000. But then ho
does not havo to keep i)p an automo
bile; all he hns to do Ib step out of
the front door and slide.
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Photo, Copyright, by Pnderwood & Underwood, N. Y.
This white Neapolitan hat Is ono or fashion's very latest creations. Tho
crown la coveted with rare silk figured In tho delicate shades of pink and
green, tho pompon being of pink ro3cs with green leaves, being tho ruling
Btylo for theso lints.
SOMETHING OF A NOVELTY
Inexpensive Lamp Shades May Be De
signed From the Ordinary
An Inexpensive, novel nnd pretty
way of making lnmp Bhadcs, especial
ly for tho summer cottages, is to uti
lize Japanese JJnntcrns. Tho kind used
nro tho rather large, oval-shaped ones
la either n solid color or half ono nnd
hnlf nnothor. Tho upper part to tho
desired depth Ib cut off, guided by tho
smnll bamboo bands which stiffen and
fold It, and Is neatly trimmed off. At
tho top, which la finished by a blnck
woodon band, tho wlro hanger Is re
moved and In place of It ono of two
or three supports substituted. Ono
consists of three wlrcB, equidistant
around tho top, and bent so ns to
hnng over tho top of tho lamp chim
ney. Another method Is a regular
support fitting tho top and attached to
tho lamp at tho baso of tho chimney;
or clso tho lower edge of the shndo
mny bo wired nnd tho usual tripod
support bo used.
I made two llko this, using tho first
mentioned stylo of hanging just for
fun this summer, nnd tho cheerful,
red-figured Jnpnneuo Illy shades made
such n hit that all my neighbors made,
or had mo make, tbo sumo things for
them. llnrper's Bazar.
PRETTY SILK WAIST
This pretty waist Is of light silk
piped with black and ornamented with
llttlo strnps nnd buttons.
Tho yoke Is of lace finished at tho
neck with a frill of embroidered mus
lin, and similar frills finish tho slcovcs.
Many Shades of Red.
Tho new combination In srtinrt after
noon nnd evening gowns Ib tomato
red, with tho purplo of Hamburg
grapcB. This red Is ono of tho new
shades of tho fnshlonnblo color nnd Is
a lovely ono, indeed.
Among Its rivals aro raspberry, wa
ter melon, flamo and geranium. Among
tho purples tire grapo, night, royal,
Vatican or cardinal purplo and ame
It Is not a now fashion to. ralnglo pur
plo nnd red, hut for a while It went
out; now It Beems to hnvo returned
through the Insisting iufluenco of Paul
Polret, who hns never ceased to lovo
and use It, so that It has becomo moro
credited to his name than to any oth
er great designer.
CHARACTER SHOWN BY DRESS
Value, as a Setting for the Personality,
Varies With the Mood3 of
No woman can afford to bo Indiffer
ent In tho matter of costume, and all
women nro moro or less Influenced by,
what they wear.
Ono damsel swaggers about In mas
culine effects, heavy boots, stiff collar,
tailored coat, etc., another Is sweetly
femlnlno In fluffy ruffles, picture hat,
chiffons, laces and parasol, and tho
Indlfferelco to appearances is almost
Invariably exactly what sho looks
stralght-laced, prim, severe, cold, in
capable of any flight of fancy, lacking
tho powor of sympathy, and with no
Intricate uncertainties to soften tho
hardness of her chnrnctor.
Equally true Ib tho fact that a gown
which Is extremely becoming today Is
very medlocro tomorrow. Its value as
a setting for tho personality varies
with tho moods of tho wearer. When
discouragement, depression and a gen
eral feeling of dullness envolops ono
In a gray cloud tho tendency Is to don
black, a gray or n dull brown gown.
Such a choice Is n great mlstako, tend
ing to accentuate' tho gloom about tho
wearer. Crush such a choice under
foot nnd choose Instead tho liveliest
dress In your wardrobe Something
with red, brilliant green, bright blue
or. any vivid tone.
WORN AT RECENT WEDDING
Costumes of Bride and Attendants
That Wero the Last Word for
At a recent wedding of importance
somo of tho costumos wero note
Tho brldo's gown was of silver nnd,
whlto brdcndod satin, elaborately em
broidered and trimmed with nloncen
lace. Tho square court train was
thrco yards In length.
It was almost completely covered
with n veil or rare old lace, a family
Tho honor mnld wore a dnlnty frock
of palest pink moussolino do solo over
a faint tint of bluo liberty silk.
The bodleco had n dropped fichu of
finest Chnntllly laco caught slightly
to tho left sldo with a cluster of small
Ilk roses, in tho pastel Bhadcs of vio
let, pink and yellow.
A deep flounco of six scalloped pleat
tngs of tho moussolino trimmed tho
skirt. Small clusters of tho roses
wero placed at Intervals around tho
With this gown was worn a fas
cinating bonnet of shirred moussolino
do solo of palest bluo. A narrow
plqatlng flnlshed tho edgo and a
wreath of small silk roses, matching
those used upon tho frock, onclrcled
tho crown nnd adorned tho bonnet
Colors In Hat3.
This is a season of most brilliant
colors In millinery; cerise, king's bluo
combined with green and a touch of
pink; tho tan shades, sago green, gray
and pink ostrich plumes and smart
combinations of black and white, all
are used with n lavish band. Ono of
tho smart now touches Is to match tho
taffeta dress with a hat faced with tho
same material, trimming tho top of tho
tint with a contrasting color. Contrast
ing facings nro the rule, but thero are
exceptions, Harper's Bazar.
A Girl Balks at Marrying an Old Man
WASHINGTON. Hnrvey Given, ns
slstant United S(nte3 attorney for
llio District of Columbia, happened to
'bo walking tho other morning by that
famous corner in tho courthouso
iwhero marrlngo licenses aro Issued,
,when ho heard a girl's voice, saying
i with considerable feeling:
"Don't! I will not marry that red-
eyed old terrapin, and I'm not eighteen
'years old I am only fourteen."
, Mr. Given stepped up to the counter
In tlmo to prevent a mnrrlago license
being Issued. Tho man who was ap
plying for it was Louis Garrison, six-
ty-ono years old, of Stafford county,
'Virginia, and the girl, who was stren
uously objecting, was Myrtle Baldwin
(of tho same county. Mr. Given took
;mntters into his own hands and con
ducted Garrison and Myrtle Baldwin
'to tho office of United States Attorney
mff.'v ill ..isni-Vx u
How a Middle Man
npIIERE Is no particular moral in
& this story of Washington life, un
less It be confirmation of the ancient
philosophy to get your money first,"
remarked Col. Richard K. Leo the
"A diplomat, whom wo will call Don
Juan Rnplda, from one of tho Inflam
matory Latin republics, caught the
fancy of n young American girl, tho
heiress to mnny millions. Tho diplo
mat Is good-looking, but financially
impoverished. The girls agrees to wed
him, and her plutocratic pater, who
,madc his pile out of beer, Is willing to
take Rnplda as a son-in-law. So desper
ately hard up Is the South American
gentleman for ready coin that he goes
to a friend of mine to see if he can't
raise 55,000 In order to mako a showt
Ing in tho preliminaries. This friend,
being good-natured, Introduces him to
a generous party who agrees to pro
vide the cash, provided Raplda will
give him back $10,000 for tho loan of
ho ?5,000 as soon as the nuptials
with the brewer's daughter have been
"My friend who arranges tho deal
is promised $1,000 for his trouble,
but, being a rather harum-scarum bus
iness man, he takes no written prom
ises, as did the lender of tho money.
Prior to that ho had often put up small
sums ranging from $10 to $30 so thnt
Don Juan Raplda might be able to
convey his loved one to the theater
and a small dinner after the show.
"Why Is a Cat?5'
( SAY CEWtE
J MEM TH
CAT 15 f
A MINIATURE house of representa
, tlves, made up of a hundred or
more of tho "baby members," who are
serving their first term in congress,
convened at Rauscher's tho other
night nnd spent the evening joyously.
It wnB tho first banquet of the kind
ever held. Party lines wero forgotten,
the methods of tho house, tho person
alities of the older members, wero
burlesqued by tho "youngsters."
Thero are 120 members in the houso
serving their first term, the greatest
number sinco tho beginning of con
gress, duo to tho political upheaval In
Tho business of the evening, after
tho banquet had been cared for, was
a bill, introduced by Representative
William C. Redlleld of New York, plac
Ing a duty of $1 on all cats, and parts
of cats, whether wild, pole or domes
Hamgimg Is the Omly
EATH by hanging Is the only pun
ishment for murder In the first de
gree In tho District of Columbia.
The right of n Jury to qualify Its ver
dict by adding tho words "without cap
ital punishment," Is denied by tho
court of appeals of tho District of Co
lumbia In nn opinion by Mr. Justice
Robb. Tho appellate court holds that
Arthur Johnson, colored, must" ex-
plato on tho scaffold tho killing of
John Ofensteln, a blacksmith, In De
Tho decision of the appellate court
sustains tho finding of Justice Wright
that the new penal code docs not ap
ply in this Jurisdiction.
Justice Robb In his decision holds
thnt tho provisions of tho District
code relating to tho murder wero In
tended to supersede tho provisions of
tho general statutes relating to theso
"A careful study of tho District
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Wilson. With them were Mrs. Lulu
Decatur, n niece of Garrison, and.
Goodwin Mellow, a young man from
Stafford county. Mr. Given told Mr.
Wilson of the occurrence, and there
upon tho quartet went under n very
Myrtlo declured over and over again
she was only fourteen years old, al
though she could enslly pass for sev
eral years older, as sho is maturo look
ing and weighs probably 1G0 pounds.
When It came the turn to question
Myrtle she was so worked up over her
escapo from tho marriage ceremony
that she was In tears. She said that
she had planned a sight-seeing trip
to Washington with Mrs. Dccntur and
had no Idea that Garrison would ac
company them. They left their homes
near Quantlco early In tho morning,
walked three miles to a railroad sta
tion and took a train for Alexandria.
Myrtlo said that Garrison suddenly
decided he was going to marry her as
tho train pulled Into Alexandria, but
sho explained to Mr. Wilson and Mr.
Given that she had no Idea of doing
anything of the kind.
She added also that Garrison was n
widower three times over, hla last
wife dying a few weeks aso.
Failed! to Get Hi.
I OUCHT TO
' CET stung
'JSk FOOL EftOUCH
SpP TO TRUST f
Si D THAT OON1
Tho very money that went to buy the
engagement ring was furnished by my
friend, who had to mortgage some lit
tle property of his own to get the
"Well, the wedding camo oft as per
schedule, and the Don and his bride
sailed for the gay capitals of Europe.
Tho money lender got his $10,000 on
tho minute, but my unfortunate friend
hns had nothing moro substantial than
somo polite letters from Paris and
Berlin begging him to wait in patience
and cease sending costly cablegrams
marked collect. Tho letters aro writ
ten with a view of cheering the recipi
ent,' but he refuses to be cheered and
has about come to the conclusion that
it will be many a day ere ho gets back
tho cash that went for the engage
ment ring and the theater tickets, to
say nothing of the fee promised for
negotiating the $5,000 loan.
"Don Juan and his bride nro having
a gay time in the Old World, and the
groom seems to have entirely forgot
ten his benefactor and friend In need.
After all. that old saw about getting
your money first Is right in ninety-nine
cases out of a hundred."
a Buaraaksg Question
tic In type, brought Into this country
or its possessions.
Tho bill nlso provided for a special
additional duty on Maltese cats of 40
cents per pound of malt contained in
each cat. Catnip was to bo placed on
tho free list. Tho measure, declared
its father, was to protect tho Ameri
can cat industry.
Tho Democratic opposition to the
bi was led by Representative Frank
B. Willis of Ohio. Ho denounced Rep
resentative Redfleld as representing
tho cat Industry. Freo cats, Mr. Wil
lis declared, were Indispensable tu
tho American people. Representative
Llnthlcum of Maryland made a stirring
address, upholding tho catsup Indus
try. Whether the measure finally was
passed or turned down was never
quite decided. Tho burning question
which developed from tho debate was
"Why Is a cat?"
Those In chargo of tho banquet
were Oscar Callaway of Texas, Edwin
C. Underhlll of New York, Asher C.
Hinds of Maine, William D. Stophens
of California, J. Charles Llnthlcum of
Maryland, Henry O. Danforth of New
York and Steven B. Ayres of Now
Penalty for Moirder
W2 I a.
AIRICHT ! '
code," says tho justice. "Irresistibly
i lends to tho conclusion that congress
In Its enactment stepped aside from
Its revision and codification of the gen
eral laws of the United States and In
Its capacity as a national legislature
for thin municipality revised nnd
brought together stntutcs supposedly
applicable to conditions here existing."
"Tho main object In thus bringing
together these locnl stntutcs," con
tinues Justice Robb, "wns to do away
with ambiguity and provldo lor the
people of the capital city u compact
code of law.
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BAD BACKS DO
MAKE WORK HARD
Backache makes the daily toil, for
thousands, an agony hnrd to endure.
Many of theso poor sufferers havo
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Swollen, aching kidneys usually go !
I. ..! ... l.n..l till . a.M. Irt .. M
ilium ill mum twin uii-iimi iviuuejr
notion, headache, dirziness, nervous
ness and despondency. '
Just try n box of Doan's Kidney
Pills, tho best-recommended special
kidney remedy. This good medicino
has cured thousands.
HERE'S A TYPICAL CASE
Henry J. White, 41(1 N. 5rd St., Ft.
Smith, Ark., says: " I suffe'red every
thing but death from terrible kidney
trouble. I lind awful headaches and
dirzy spells, urine scalded and my back
ached constantly. Doan'a Kidney Pills
cured mo completely and I have had
no sign of kidney troublo since."
Get Doan's at any Dray Store, 50c. a Box
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Uovrr l-alla to Dentore Ortyl
Fruvpnts hlr falling-.
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EYE WATE R Wr"00-
JOHN L. TilOJirhON SOIMS & CO Troy, If. V
Mistress Why, Norah, what aro
you doing on that policeman's knee7
Norah Sure, mum, he's a-restln
"Wo are drifting toward a paternal
form of government," Bald the econo
"Pardon mo If correct you," re
sponded tho suffragctto. gently; "to
bo accurate, you should say a mater
nal form of government"
A Soft Answer.
Ho (triumphantly, reading from a
newspaper) "Suffragist speaker
heckled by geeso at a county fair."
Ha, ha! Evon tho geeso are against
woman suffrage, my dear!
Sho (contemptuously) That's be
cause they aro geese. Judgo.
Women's College for Buddhists.
A university Is to be founded by
the Buddhists for tho high education
of women. A meeting is reported to
havo taken place at the Nlshl-Hon-ganjl
temple, Kyoto, In which It was
unanimously decided to carry on the
undertaking as n work of tho Wom
en's Association of this Buddhist sect
Tho cost for tho Institute la estimated
at 2S0.000 yen.
Found Imitation Difficult.
Bert, a freshman, closed a letter to
his cousin Joe, five years old, by say
ing: "Now, I must quit nnd write
five pages on Esther."
Tho next day his father found Joo
armed with tablet and pencil, trying
to hold down his young brother Rob
ert, and said to him: "Joe, what aro
"I'm trying to write five pages on
Bob, but ho won't bo still," replied
tho llttlo fellow."
has a flavour all its own.
"Toasties" are made of
selected white Indian corn;
first cooked, then rolled into
wafer-like bits and toasted
to an appetizing golden
A favorite food for
b.akfast, lunch or supper
in thousands upon thousands
of homes where people
The Memory Lingers
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Post run Cereal Company, Limited
, Bailie Cn-ek, Mich.
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