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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1913)
A Budget of Queries.
Ploaso answer the following qucs
.tlons for rao nt your earliest conven
ience: In sending a wedding present, to
whom should It bo addressed? In
mooting a bride and groom, not spe
cial friends, what should one Bay by
Nvay of congratulations? A reception
Is given for a now minister by one of
tho societies. If ono cannot attend
is a response taecessary?
In imsslng around at a -wedding
what should ono say to both bride
and groom? If tho bride falls to In
troduce the groom, what Is necessary?
Letters to bo answered through tho
department aro printed just as fast
no space permits, and those Inclosing
a stamped, self-addresBed envelope for
a personal reply are anBwored imme
diately. A wedding gift Is always addressed
to tho bride.
Congratulations aro extended to a
bridegroom and best wishes to tho
bride. A public reception given by a
church society doeB not requlro a per
sonal response or a card. If a bride
fails to Introduce her husband just
ppeak to him just tho same, as under
the circumstances alio Is quite excusa
. fclo, and do not flatter yourself that
"he" -would, remember your namo for
one mlnuto. I am glad you enjoy tho
department, and It is kind of you to
r l In Accepting Invitations.
.., Will you kindly givo mo an outline
of accepting invitations to social en
tertainments, such as teaa.receptlons,
etc., also the color and size of paper
to ubo. Margaret.
A cream-colored unruled paper of
good quality, plain or adorned with
monogram, crest or Btreet and homo
number with envelopes to fit exactly
Is always In good form.
Tho wording of on acceptance de
' pends much upon the way an invita
tion 1b framed. If very formal and
in tho third person, tho reply, either
an acceptance or a regret, is written
In tho same manner. If Informal, the
return reply is written In an informal
Valentine Linen Shower.
I wish to glvo a Valentino shower
on the 14th. Please tell me how to
word tbo linen. What shall I havo
and how shall I decorato? I liad
thought 'of using cardboard hearts.
For tho invitations use your visit
Latest Fashions in Loner Coats
In the two coats pictured, each &ne
in its way la a novel expression of An
old-time favor! to. In ono wo may pic
ture it In a grey brocade, accompany
ing n skirt of fine cloth or charmeusc,
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 tho denlgn is tho hip-length
of tho coat. In addition to tho bor
dering of fur, thcro aro Introduced
three square motife of Oriental em
broidery, worked In with a rather
heavy grey cord, tho faint parti-color-Ing
of tho broderle relieving tho mo
notony of tho grey in a quite unob
trusive manner, so characteristic of
the tasto of tho day. The pictur
esque value jpf tho Robespierre collar
Ing card, with "Linen ulrowcr fot
Mrs. B -," with day, dato and lioui
written on It. Inclose in envclopo tc
fit exactly and send by post.
Why not make a big heart of plnli
crepe paper and put all tho parcels
in, to bo brought in by a small child
dressed as Cupid? Of course, on
Fobruary 14 nothing will ovor takt
tho placo of heart decorations and
place cards. Did you know you could
buy theso cardboard hearts, all sizes
and at a very small cost? So mucb
tlmo saved. Beforo this ago of keep
Ing special days beenmo general the
few of us who always celebrated had
to mako nil our favors.
I should sorvo heart-shaped sand
wlchcs with a potato salad, ornament
ed with beot hearts, then heart
shapod Ices with small heart-shaped
cakes. Request each ono to wrlto a
vclentlno to go with her parcel.
For a Surprise Party.
I havo a sister -who will bo eleven
this month. I want to havo a surprise
partj. What would you ndvlso us to
do for amusement? Havo to havo It
lu'tho ovening. What hour should it
start, and what would you havo for
refreshments? I 'thought fourteen
would bo tho oldest and nine the
youngest. Would that be proper?
Would it bo rlcht for mother or me
to wrlto the invitations, and how
would you word them? M, B. G.
It will bo perfectly proper for youi
mother to extend tho invitations by
writing informal Httlo notes. I Bhould
havo tho hours from seven to ten.
Not a moment later for young people
of that ago. Certainly include tho
nine-year-old. Sho or ho will soon
be 'loven. I should have a lovely big
birthday cake, with ice cream, and If
you like, cocoa and sandwiches, with
nuts nnd candy. Why not havo a
peanut hunt? Carry lemons on a
fork. Havo a nall-poundlng contest
for tho girls and a button-sowing con
test for tho boys. You will have no
end of a good time.
The Kind of Stationery to Use.
I am tho secretary of our club and
the members havo aBked mo to ask
you If it is proper to send out invita
tions written on plain white linen pa
per ?v 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. Dut 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
stylo. Many people like a palo gray
or bluish gray paper, and Bomo like
a deep cream, but white Is always cor
rect Reply to "Daddy'fc Girl."
I like your slgnaturo, for anyone
who la "daddy's" girl is pretty suro to
be just the very nicest of a child. Prom
your description I should say that tho
gods had been unusually favorable to
you In giving you not only sunny,
golden hair, but a sunny disposition as
well. Bo thankful that you aro good
to look upon and a favorite, "but when
told that this is a fact just say, "Thank
you, I am glad you think eo." I do
not see anything lacking In your ward
robe and think you are very fortunate
to have so much.
speaks for itself, and it is so fash
ioncd that there t a sufficient spring
to allow of the front being inatod
and a really cosy warm neck-wrap pro
Gentle advances are being madt
under such beguiling ansplcea as the
quasi-Russian shaped coat, whicl
forms the subject of thu second lllus
tratlon. For this, tho suggestion or
black and white Is Irresistible, tin
black velvet design standing in higl
relief, whilo tho long lino of thi
basque is broken by two lines o'
Then, as a balance, black velvet '
used for the under-sleoves and fancl
fully-shaped yoke, whilo nn Imprevi
note is supplied In a vest of yellov
silk, of rather a. JurJd shade
MRS. SIMMS' GUEST
Romance in .City Girl's Visit to
Wild and Woolly Cowboys'
By LOUISE MERRIFI2LD.
"What's her name again, M1b'
"Jessamine." .Mrs. Slmms went on j
kneading dough placidly, just ns If (
sho didn't 1tnbw six separate and dls- ,
tlnct male heads were looking Into
her two windows. Curly coughed
nnd took a fresh start urged ,to no
tion by sundry surreptitious attacks
on his anntomy from tho rear. Tlmo
waB fleeting, and Jngcr's Junction de
manded an explanation, ,
"Why didn't you tell ub Bho .was
coming?" This merely as a mild re
proof. "Didn't want to stir you all I up,
boys," smiled back Ma Slmms. "Any
how, bug's just hore on a Httlo visit
"Say, now, look here, Ma Slmms,"
Glmpy Lano tried arbitration, "Wo'vo
ulways treated you square, ain't we?
Hero we aro located on tho raw edgo
of nothing, bo to-speak, and you tho
sole female within sixty miles. Ain't
wo trentcd you like so many ador
ing and respectful eoiib for ton
"I'd like to fiuo you try any other
methods, Glmpy." Ma Slmms beamed
at him pleasantly. "There's no credit
at all to you for tho' Way tho placo has
settled down. 1'vo labored over you,
bojs, like a mother, and I've fed you
on wholesome food, but I'll not bring
out Jossamine and Introduce hor to
ono of you, so you enn go your ways.
Sho don't care to meet you, sho says
herself. he came out for rest and
Curly suddenly vanished from sight,
drawn backwards by tho jealous nnd
hasty actions of tho two Dolans, whoso
view ho obstructed. Immediately thoro
roso a chorus of yells and shots such
us only Jager's Junction could pro
duce on short notice In this en
lightened hour of progress and pro
Ma Slmms tucked tho edges of her
last loaf under deftly, picked up tho
rolling pin, and sauntered forth.
In tlio dust of tho road lay one Do
Ian. Curly was perchod nstrido tho
younger ono, his hair towsled llko a
frightened terrier,- handing punches
with short and swift exactitude. Tho
eyo of Ma Slmms took In tho tab
leau, and she pursed hor lips.
Overhead, in the one Httlo window
above the restaurant. Jessamine look
ed forth for diversion. Chin propped
on her palms, she stared down at tho
boys, serene and amused. Sho was
cool and sweet and clean. Her fair
hair was braided and wound In close
soft bands about her head Her oyes"
wore long and Bleopy.most provocative
oyes, nnd her noso was a bit tlptilted
llko the corners of her mouth.
"Go right Inside, Jessamine,1' said
Mrs, Slmms, firmly. Jessamiuo met
Curly's upturned glance with Inter
est. "They didn't hit mo. Aunt Roxy,"
she said sweetly.
Hit hor? Curly sprang up, and
plucked his hat off tho earth whero
tho Dolans -had danced on It. Ho
bowed llko a courtier to tho Juliet at
tho upper window. Ho begged hor
pardon brilliantly for tho Idiotic and
lawless practices which such coy
otes ns tho Dolans forced upon a
peaceful and progressive community.
"That's nil right," said Jessamine.
"I'm coming Tight down."
"You'tl hotter stay there, Jessa
mine," Ma Slmms Insisted, seeing the
mounting Intention In Curly's eyes.
"Tho boys are - harmless and don't
mca-. a thing. I'vo told them you
wanted to be quiet nnd study." -
"It had lots of effect," laughed Jes
samine. And then she did a rash and
feminine trick. Sho deliberately drop
ped her handkerchief from tho win
done a- crumpled square of llnon, with
an embroidered "J" In one comer
Glmpy got It, being nearest, and de
fended his possession with n new
short ra-ngo automatic that even
Curly thought well of. Glmpy's pony
stood near, bridle hanging whjlo It
munched tho clover dround Ma Slmm's
dooryard. And war started In camp
at that identical moment. Glmpy was
In the saddle and racing for the foot
hills beforo tho rest know his Intent.
Tho rest followed nil save Curly,
wose pony was grazing In tho creek
pasture below the blacksmith shop,
waiting hiB turn to bo shod.
When the rebt of the crowd return
ed, perspiring and dusty from a nine
mllo chase, but with tho handker
chief preserved, and Glmpy's apol
ogy forthcoming, '.hey found Curly
and Jessamine hunting pink and
white lady slippers down whero
Curly swore he'd seen eomo grow
Ing. Ma SltnmB received the hand
kerchief nnd tho apology with a sniff
nnd sent them all on their way, but
Curly lingered until moon rise, nnd ho
carried back-with him tho memory of
hor vojee, and the trick of thoso
sleepy long lolmed oyes that had n
way of opening suddenly very wide,
llko an Interested child.
After that he rode down to the
Junction every night while tho rest of
tho K-T outfit stayed out at tho ranch.
Somo nights Glmpy redo 1n too, and
brought his violin. Jessamine said
she loved music. Curly sat on the
doorstep to tho lean-to, listening to
tho two of them, Glmpy plnylng, and
Jessamine singing. He hated Glmpy
bad arrived the two had been close
1 pals. Sometimes nqw ns ho node,
knowing atinpy'ir pony followed, ho al
most wlshod ho had tho norvo to
face about, and daro him to a straight
fight tho way men used to sottlo such
things. Then ho would wondor wheth
er sho loved Olmpy, and how ho could
fnco her supposing ho wcro to put a
bullet through him.
So ho took tho straight path and
rodo down ono night early,, Glmpy
was there before him. Ho saw him
sitting besldo her on tho rough wood
on bench under tho eucalyptus troo.
Ho saw that Glntpy waB agitated. Ho
leaned forward and tried to tako her
hands, but sho pulled thorn away, and
then Glmpy mado a quick dash for
her, and she laughed Curly heard
her laugh. Ho felt sorry for Glmpy.
Even If sho didn't want him, It wnsn't
kind to laugh. Ho knew a follow
llko Glmpy vh3 too good to lnugh at
Ho turned and rodo tho othor way
a couplo of miles, to mako sure tho
gamo was an open ono.
When ho canio back Glmpy waB
gono. And sho looked, so pretty and
tonder In tho moonlight that Curly
fowt . the other man.
"I don't supposo you'd enro for a
fellow llko mo, Josb," ho told hor,
Handing with his back to tho wall,
head up, eyes pleading. "But I
thought maybe you did, from tho way
you looked at mo, nnd tho wny we'd
taiKou, don't you know? It Isn't much
of n llfo out here for a girl, but my
dad's sheriff down In Colorado, and
he's mndo good, and going to run for
county treasuror, and I can go back
thoro any time, nnd stop Into tho
heir apparent's Bhoos, And mothor'd
fovo you llko forty,"
"But. you silly boj," said Jessa
mine laughing. "I'm not a bit In lovo
with anybody hero. I Just enjoyed
having you boyB como down and sing
and play for mo. I'm going back
homo next week, .back to Chicago, and
I'm going to be mnrrled. I hopo you
won't mind. I'm so sorry, you know."
"Mind?" Curly stared at her fixed
ly, at her lovely eyes and soft satin
smooth hair, and all tho raro girl
grace of hor, and his heart hnrdenod.
"I didn't know you mre In earnest.
Curly" sho began.
"Yes, you did, too,"fBald Curly, firm
ly. "And you know 'Glmpy was, too.
You Just led us on, and mado fools of
tho two of us. And wo used to bo
pals, too. Why, say, I'd almost havo
killed Glmpy for you. And you say
you didn't know I was In earnest."
Ho stopped suddenly. Ma Slmms
stood In the doorway, arms akimbo,
eyes keen and bright. '
"Now, what's this nonsense, Jessa
mine?" she doraandjjd. "Which ono
did you take?"
Jessamine covered her face with hor
arms, and' cried silently. Curly was
fumbling with his snddly straps.
"SIio'b eugaged to somobody In Chi
cago," ho said, bitterly. ''Sho throw
both of us boys down."
"Sho nln't engaged to anybody, Cur
ly," retorted Ma Slmms flatly. "She's
Just told you that because sho's afraid
you and Glmpy will got Into a shoot
ing Ecrnpe over hor. Jessamiuo, you
look Curly In tho face and tell him
tho truth, or I Bhall myself."
You'll fight nnd got hurt," faltered
Jessamine, and in her volco Curly
caught a now tremulous note that sent
the blood leaping In hlB volns. Ho
swung around on her, and pulled her
"Jess, say you wouldn't care, would
you?" And somehow hor arms went
closo around his neck, nnd Ma Slmms
went back into tho houso and shut tha
(Copyright, 1913, liy ttie MoCluro News
IS THE PARADISE OF CATS
In No Othor Country Is Pussy's Well
Being Studied More Carefully
Than In Germany.
Germany Is tho paradise of cats. In
no other country, except, perhaps,
Egypt, whero the cat used to bo re
garded ns sacred, has pussy's well-being
over been stuUIed moro carefully
than It 1b In tho Fatherland today.
In Germany people aro not permlttod
to throw things at cats, oven when
tho animals nro provontlng them from
sleeping. Tho proper courso to pur
sue is to pursuo the cat; In othor
wordB, follow It homo and thus hav
ing ascertained whom tho seronader
belongs to, to mako a complaint
which. If unhoodod, can be followed
by legal proceedings.
Now German law has solemnly laid
down the circumstances nnd tho only
ones under which a cat may be shot.
A lieutenant named KJotz, who Hvob
In Berlin, shot two and dlro la the
penalty that liaB befallen him for thus
destroying eighteen lives. Ho hns
been fined ?30, or $15 por cat, besides
having to pay all cobIb.
A Teuton Judgo has decreed that
tho owner of birds or any bird lovor
In Germany who suBpoctn a ca't of
having marked a certain bird for Its
own must wait until ho catches the
follno in tho very act of pouncing on
Its prey. Then ho may shoot It, but
not otherwise A cat may not bo mo
lested even If It Is neon slinking nwny
with your ennary in Its mouth. That
la not concluslvo evldonco, according
to tho rccont Judlclnl decision.
In decfdlng tho Berlin case, tho
Judge severely condemned Llcutonant
Klotz's action in massacring tho cnU
without po<lvo proof that thoy medi
tated the destruction of his raven,
Tho learned magistrate held that the
cats, having boon "Bcatted" once
could havo been "scattod" again with
out recourse to bloodshed, and ho In
cidentally laid down tho law for cat
killing ns set forth above. , Whothor
tho cats of Berlin laughed or not when
thoy heard tho verdict Is not known,
put u certainly was enough to mako
THE COOPER INSTITUTE POR.
" TRAIT OF LINCOLN.
From tlio negative now In the posses
sion of Frederick E. Meserve, New
New York Editor and Statesman
Shown to Have Had His
AIDED IN SELECTING CABINET
As Leadrr In Politics of the Empire
State Mr, Weed Was Invited
to Springfield to Talk Over
the Coming Presi
Now traits of tho character of Abra
ham Lincoln, his appreciation of n
compliment, his own estimate of his
Inaugural address and his insistence
on telling tho truth, oven though it
wore not only unpopular but humili
ating to himself, aro rovoaled In a
lotter of a long correspondence bo
tween him nnd Thurlow Weed, first
editor of tho Albany Evening Journal,
and for many ycarB tho Republican
leader of tho state.
Tho letter written by Mr. Weed haB
not been preserved, but It was In
pralso of Presldont Lincoln's Inaugu
ral address and of his speech of noti
fication, But tho anBwor la In tho
possession of WIlHnni Barnes, Jr., of
Albany, chairman "of tho Republican
Btnto committee and grnndBon of Mr,
Weed. In It President Lincoln ex
pressed the opinion thnt the inaugural
address will wear as woll as or hotter
than anything clso ho has produced.
It 1b not at all llkoly that' the preB
ont generation will agrco with his ob
tlmnto of-tho laHtlng qualities of tho
address. Few persons now know, ox
copt In tho moBf goncral way, what It
was about, whilo Ills Gettysburg nd
dress has become ono of tho clasBlcsB
of tho English langungo.
Mr. Weed was ono of tho strong por
Bonnlltlos of tho convention nt Chi
cago which nominated Lincoln, tho
head of the Now York dolegatlon, and
in charge of tho campaign which had
for Its purpose tho nomination tot
William ll. Seward, genernlly regard
ed an tho leading candidate.
Tho defeat of Governor Sownrd was
n great disappointment to Mr. Weed,
and no ho was preparing to leavo tho
convention city ho was asked to visit
Mr. Lincoln at Springfield. He did not
do so at that time, but 'went to Iowa,
whoro ho had planned to rest, but on
his way back to Albany ho did stop
and had a Ave-" hour conversation wJth
tho uomlneo of Ills party.
It was that conversation that began
a frleridshlp that lasted through tbo
llfo of Mr. Lincoln, nnd this last letter
was ono of many that pussed betwoon
tho men. Thoy woro ordinarily In to-
lallon to national matters, but not In
frequently tho personnLlemcnt crept
They did not moot ngaln until after
tho election, when Mr, Lincoln Invited
tho leader of tho party In Now Yorkvto
Springfield to talk over tho mako-up of
a cabinet. Although Mr. Weed had se
lected governors and their cablnots in
New York stale, this was tho first tlmo
ho had over been asked by a president
for assistance of that kind, and ho told
Mr. Lincoln so, They discussed mou
under consideration, but Mr. Weed
admitted In IiIb autobiography thut
the men wero Mr. Lincoln's Belection,
and when ho objected to this ono or
that ono the prcHldent-elect M'oulri,
turn tho conversation by ono of his
Somo of tho letters showed that Mr.
Lincoln had a grasp of political detail
with which ho had not been credited.
Aftor his election and beforo his in
augural ho used Mr. Weed to convey
to a convention of editors his view
on secession,' and in ono nnd another
tho correspondence was kept up oven
during tbo trying days of tho Civil
PLACE IN ARMY
Young Pcnnsylvanian Seflt-to
Do Duty From Which Presi
dent Was Debarred.
GRAVE AT STROUDSBURG, PA
J. Sumerflold Staples tho Name of
the Substitute Who Was In Person
at the Front While Great
Statesman Ruled at
Abraham Lincoln had a substitute
who sorved ns n defender of the
Union through tho bloody and epoch
making period of tho Civil wnr, This
assertion has boon mado many timet
before. It has aroused bitter contro
versy In Vnrlous quarters; It haa
given birth to columns of print, both
In support and denial of Ha truth.
ThO oxemption of tho president of
tho United States from tho taking tip
of arms, or serving on an nctual field
of battlo, la provided for by a spe
cial statute drawn up to meet such a
contingency. But thoro la nothing
to provent tho nation's chief execu
tive from sending forth a uubBtitute
to fight in bis plnce, Although Lin
coln WaB tho only occupant of tho
Whlto Houbo who over took advnn
tngo of this fact, writes Prof. Bernard
J. Clgrand. Tho man who represent
ed In his porson that of tho martyrod
president was John Summerflold Stn
pies, whoso body Hob nt rest In a
Httlo cemetery at Stroudaburg, Pa.
Tho tombstone abovo hl gravo, pho
tograph of which Is hero reproduced,
testifies not only to Staplco war roo
ord, but stateB In grnnlto letters the
fact of his having served as Abraham
Lincoln's BUbstltuto. Tho Inscrip
tion In question reads no follows!
"J. Summerflelil Stages,
a Prlvato of
Co. C, 170 ItcBt., l V.
Also a Member of tha
2 Itofr. D. C. Vols., ns n.
Diod Jnn. 11, 1SSS.
Aged ii Yonr, 4 Mo., 25 Days."
Ills gravo also bears tho Q, A, R
marker, a metallic star upon which
tho words "Post 150" appears. A small
American flag flutters in the brcozo,
but tho outside world Dooms Httlo in-
J. Summerflold Staples.
formed as to tho career of this patri
ots nnd distinguished soldier boy.
Thcro 'nro several people still liv
ing In Stroudsburg who know Sta
plea and remember that to him bo
longcd tho uniquo distinction of rep
resenting Lincoln on tho Hold of bat--tlo.
Among their number aro J. T,
Palmer, postmaster and principal of
tho public school; C. L. Drako, editor
of tho Stroudsburg Times, and Itep
rcsontatlvo A, Mitchell Palmar o?
Pennsylvania. It was characteristic
of Lincoln that ho kept tho matter
from tho public press, and a llko mod
esty Rcoms to have imposed oilcnca
on tho young soldier.
Ono docs not havo to mako n very
cxhausllvo study of Lincoln's charac
ter In ordor to understand tho motive
which led him to send a substitute
to represent him in tho scenes of tho
bloody drama then being enacted
throughout tho land. Ills conscience
wan not of that easily-satisfied Variety
which contents Itself with allowing
thlngq to remain as thoy aro, without
indulging in exertion for tho common
good. Ills was tho hand which wnir
steering tho Ship of Stnto through
tempest and crush of hoBtllo gunu, yet
great as was tho task assigned him,
ho porcelvod with tho onglo oyo that
watched tho courso of action, a post
still unfilled, nn Unoccupied nlcho
whero a combatant could bo placed to
strlko In behalf of tho Union. To that
post ho resolved to appoint a repre
sentative, that ho might bo practical
ly lu person ao lio was already In.
spirit on tho red flold of carnago.
It was done quietly, in thnt simple,
unostentatious raannor that distin
guished all of Lincoln's acts, whether
In official or prlvato llfo. Ho never
played to tho gallory, and tho verdict
of his own conscience was all ho cared
(Copyright, by W. a. Chapman.)
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