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ITTLE BY LITTLE President Tatt
has cone into direct line with
cue of the Roosevelt policies, aad
he will follow it la the future as
he ha3 been following It for some
weeks. It will be the rule at the
Eummer capital at Beverly. Mass..
as it Is today the fixed rule of
procedure la the White House.
The Roosevelt policy which
President Ta!t finally has adopt
ed 23 his own Is the method of
receiving visitors which was la
force duriag the colonel's tenure
of ofSce. It is possible that Pres
ident Taft never will be able to
adopt the Roosevelt policy of getting rid of his
visitors, because the two men are constitutionally
different la at least one respect. It must be said,
however, that the Roosevelt plan of rrceiving
guests has done a good deal to save the tempers
of White House visitors and the time of ilr.
As everybody knows, an addition was cade
to the White House oSces some time ago. In
the Roosevelt days callers weat Into the cabinet
room and from there either were ushered Itto
the adjoining room, where the president sat,
or waited while Mr. Roosevelt came out and
made a circuit of the cabinet room, speaking to
one caller after another and getting through with
hia work quickly and yet without giving offense.
Now President Taft has a circular room all
to himself, and while the visiters are allowed the
two big rooms outside, it Is from these rooms
they fiad there way to the presldeat's presence,
being let la eight or ten at a time, aad not one
at a time, as was the case when Mr. Taft first
The president ha3 adopted the Roosevelt
method of passing from visitor to visitor learn
ing the wants of each and trying as best he caa
to suit each caller and to get rid of him as quick
ly as courtesy will permit. President Taft. how
ever, is so good natured and Is so humanly inter-
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legislation that of his own volition he lingers
toag frequently with Individual visitors, and so
while the method of reception hastens things in
a measure it cannot offset the delay that comes
from the president's apparent desire to have
every guest put into good humor aad to leave
falm "with a smile in his heart."
At the outset of the Taft administration vis
itors saw him one at a time and the one who
was talking to him did not feel the spur of haste
which is now felt by the presence in the room
of half a dozen or a dozen other visitors, all
eagerly waiting their turn aad occasioaa'.Iy shift
ing uneasily la their seats because of the time
that the one who has the president's ear is ta
President Roosevelt. Just as President Taft.
was humanly Interested In a great many thing3
which did not affect public matter. For instance.
If a well-known sportsman called Mr. Roosevelt
would perhsps talk to him for half an hour about
big game shooting or the best way to reach the
taunts of some wild creature which the colonel
cever had had the pleasure of meeting at the
nd of the gun. One of President Taft's hobbles
fa baseball, and every league team that visits
Washington calls at the White House, where its
members talk of curves, inshoots. drop balls and
the best way to place hits, to the man who, weary
of railroad legislation and tariff talk. 13 willing
In spirit to get on the diamond for a few minutes.
President Taft's good nature is proverbial.
During the late spring and early summer in
Washington school children literally by the thou
sands poured into the capital. It seems that In
some cities the children of the high schools give
entertainments during the winter and charge
admission thereto. The money that is thus ob
tained is used to pay the expenses of the pupils
to Washington. In cases where the children's
parents are able to bear the expenses of the trip
the money Is used to pay the expenses of boys
and girls who otherwise could not undertake the
One day at the White House there appeared a
delegation of 450 school children. The president
bad a number of appointments with senators and
representatives and with prominent men from a
distance. Notwithstanding this he told his secre
tary that the dcor should be thrown open and
chat the school chlldrea should be admitted. He
not only made them a speech, but he shook hands
with each one and had a word beyond the per
functory "Glad to see you." to say to each pupil
as he or she went by.
The 6tory of the welcome which the 450 chil
dren had went abroad and for days the presi
dent's mornings were busy with the work of wel
coming the pupils of schools from all the eastern
states. The children always are accompanied
by several teachers, who chaperon them aad
tusks preparations for their &ightseeiag. As
rfoon as they reach Washington the representa
tUe la congress from the district or districts in
which the schcel? ar eituated are called upon.
and the congressmen In nearly every case lead
the way to the presence of the president.
The loader is if the country knows how much
hard vcrk goes oa !a the White House, so: only
la the presldeat's office, but in all the adjoining
offices. If anyone envies the private secretary
his position perhaps he wou'd throw envy to the
winds after watching Charle3 Dyer Norton go
through one day's labor. The assistant secretary
works Just as hard as does the chief secretary
and in the office communicating with the rcom of
these two hard-working men Is a room filled with
stenographers and clerks hard at work.
There Is one White House clerk who ha3 a
most painstaking Job. Invitations to the semi
public White Hcuse receptiens of course are en
graved, but as the na-ne of each person invited
must appear on the engraved ticket of admission
which accompanies the Invitation, one line of
the ticket must be left blank because the engra
ving of 4.000 individual names, one to go en each
card, would be an endless tak and a tremendous
expense. It Is the duty of one cf the clerks to
fill in the names and to do it so that the writing
shall look as though It were enrav d. This he
does In a way that deceives the ordinary eye
Eight A card of admission to one cf the White
House receptions looks as If It were all the work
of the engraver, so fine Is the handicraft of the
man who fl'ls in the vacant line with the tracing
of his ordinary pen.
About a year and a half ago the clerk who did
this engraving died and It became necessary to
find some one to take his place. It was supposed
that this would be a hopeless task, cr that at the
best the services of a :ran must be obtained who
after Icng practise rrlrht be ab'e to accomp'ish
what his prdecessor so successfully had done.
To the surprise of everybody the first cards of
Invitation that went out w-re just as deceptive as
far as engraving and handwriting were concerned
as wtre those that hal ccce from the desk of the
man who fcr years had labored at the task aad
had arrived at a perfection v.hich it was supposed
no one without months of practise could reach.
Oae of President Taft's dai'.y tasks Is to sign
the commissions cf officers cf the army and navy.
tr.2 v.? rtn appointed to various positions in civil
life. Of course commissions are for the most part
engraved, but there are name3 and dates to be
filled in and these are written deftly and then
the pile of parchment is laid on the desk before
the president, who frequently In a seemingly au
tomatic way signs his name to commission after
commission while carrying oa with some visitor
at his elbcw a coaversation relating perhaps to
Intricate matters of state.
The White House officials, secretaries and
clerks have to concern themselves with all kinds
of matters. Secretary Norton Is the reclpieat
of letters from people all over the United States,
who write to the president upon the most rriTial
When one takes Into consideration the fact
that hundreds of persons who have really legiti
mate business with the White House either call
or write every day. it can be seen at once that
the secretary's hands, time and mind are well
filled. There are certain orders of rank which
have to be respected, and In a democracy it 13
pretty hard work to convince the ordinary citi
zen that any man has the right of precedence.
As far as precedent Is concerned the president'3
audiences are governed by the supposed Impor
tance of the visitor's official business. For in
stance. If a senator Is waiting to see the presi
dent and a cabinet officer happens to come In
the member of the president's official family al
ways will see President Taft first unless he says
specifically that his business is of Ilfle impor
tance aad expresses a willingness that the sen
ator shall get to the president ahead of him.
A newspaper man with whom President Taft
ha3 had frequently personal relations for some
years went to the White House one moraing and
told Mr. Taft that he would like to see him alone
fcr a minute If he could, and so the president
took him Into a side room and closed the door.
They staid together talking for fifteen minutes
and then the newspaper man went out Into the
president's main office. leaving the president be
hind him to write a letter In seclusion. On entering
the president's office the caller met a senator
who had been waiting for fifteen minutes. The
senator is a Jovial soul aad with mock solemaity
of spirit he bowed low to the newspaper maa.
"Would you mind going back to ask the presi
dent." said the senator. "If now that he has com
pleted bis affairs of state with a newspaper cor
respondent he will consent to see an humble
senator of the United States?"
The ambassadors and ministers representing
foreign countries in Washington are great stick
lers for precedence and every knowa means has
to be taken to prevent giving them offense. It
is almost impossible for any human being except
cne or two of the state department officials, to
keep rigid track of the rank of the diplomats and
the attaches at all the foreign legations In Wash
ington. So it occasionally happens that some
second assistant secretary of the legation of the
king of the cannibal islands Is allowed to get into
a room ahead of the first assistant secretary of
the legation of the king of ballyhoo, and then
there are black looks which if they could be put
into words would be tantamount to a declaration
of war against the United States.
The American officials In Washington life are
net above being piqued If a Junior gets in ahead
of a senior, though troubles of this kind are con
fined as far as Americans are concerned almost
wholly to social offenses, for senators, represen
tatives, supreme court Judges and the rest have
finally made up their minds that at the White
House one must take his changes of precedence.
Nvt Observation Party.
Every once la a while torn ol
amusement bobs op again in a new
guise and la cost enjoyable. Below
I give a list of 49 objects and the
inswers. All the articles may b
placed upon a large table, the guests
ire given catalogues with spaces for
Silica; In the answers. Allow 20 min
3tes. then ask the guests Into another
room with the objects out or sight.
Read the answers and award first, see
3Sd snd third prizes. Over the door
a sign. "Artful Gallery, may be
placed. This scheme is practical for
& lawn or porch party.
' Ch:t for th Xlgst-CaadJe ta Cane-
Departed Days Last Tear's Calendar.
Scene In Bermuda Onions.
W Part to Meet Ajaln Scissor,
j Th Re.'inlnc Favorite Urr.trell.
Hose of Bums Flatlroa.
Th Greatest Bet Ever Made Alsh-
A tin Frnra HoTne Clothe Lin.
The House th Colonel lived la Com
J ?ob Wiihout th Corn.
Cause of th Americas Revolution
Tacks on a Letter T
A Heavenly Body Dipper.
The little- Peacemaker Chopplna
Spring Offerlnr Olas of Water.
Bound to Rise Yeast Cak.
Fansily Jars Tiro Glass Jan.
Thins That End In Smoke Crar.
A P!ac for Reflection Haa4 Mirror.
Deer In Winter Ees.
Srene in a Butbil! Game Pitcher.
A Drive Through the Wood Block f
Wood With Kali Driven Through.
A Mute Choir Qu!re of Paper.
A Trophy of the Chase Brush.
A Rejected Beau Old Ribbon Bow.
A Skvllicht A Star.
Osr Colored Walter Black Tray.
Sweet Sixteen Sixteen Lump of Suav.
Common Sense Per.rle.
The Black Friar Black Pr7ir.s Pan.
Cole's M-morials of the Great Cinders.
The Four Seasons Mustard. Vinegar.
Salt and Pepper.
A Morr.lr.ff Caller A BetL
Assorted Liquor Whip. Switch and
The Skipper's Home Ch9.
An Aosorainr suoject auitter or
Sponge Could be Used.
A Danclnr Entertainment A BalL
Bound to Shine Bottl of Shoe Black
Ins. The Spoony Couple Two Spoons.
Old Fashioned Flower Lady' Slipper.
Nothing But Leave-Bloc of Blank
rations ef ferns and white carnations:
oae white er delicately tinted china
with ail the fiats possible, as the ef
fect is eeeling. The first course may
be spinach soup, nes aevilrd crabs or
creamed sweetbreedsv green peas, po
tatoes: use parsley as a garsish. Fcr
salad, havw a mint asyie with cucum
bers. Pistachio lee cream, green
frosted small cakes aad crems ds
A pink luncheon may start with
chlled watermelon cut ta cubes served
in glasses, with a hit ef sherry on It;
if the day la cool, a tosaato soup Is
excellent. Then salmon cutlets with
potato puffs: a cherry salad and eith
er strawberry or cherry Ice fcr des
sert; with pink frosted cakes. A yel
low menu consists of a fruit served in
orange shells, then cera soup with
whipped cream on tep. egg cutlets
with wax beans and potatoes on the
half shell: yellow tomatoes for the
salad and the tiny Inner leaves of
head lettuce with a rich mayonalse
dressing. Serve with cheese wafers.
Have Spanish cream for dessert with
lady fingers. For a white or bride's
luncheon, begin with chilled pineap
ple and white grapes: a cream of
celery soup, whipped cream on top.
The heavy course Is or chicken breasts
creamed, tiny potato bails, sweet
bread and cucumber salad. Angel food
and lemon ice or a vanilla cream for
1 Colored luncheons are very popular
I and the menus as given below are
j simple, so that a hostess with one
j maid may carry them out sueeessful
t ly. For a green affair, have the deco-
The president of a Ladles' Aid ar
ranged this interesting meeting at her
country home. The society had a
large order for comforters, so they
combined work with pleasure. Invita
tions were sent out for a "tufting
bee. the frames were seat out and
everything was ready for work on the
large piazza when the gtrests arrived.
The hours were from "three to seven."
At "early candle light a supper was
served. The table centerpiece was
a log cabin made of twigs and there
were bread sticks, cheese straws,
candy sticks arranged ta log cabin
style at the corners of the table.
Lights were not necessary, but there
were- quaint brass candle sticks on
the table in which the hostess lit
candles. She had potato salad, hot
baking powder biscuit, ginger bread
delicious apple sauce chilled. Iced tea
and coffee, old-fashicned sponge cake
and home-made candy.
Th man that won we cheerd Ma oa.
We shoutd forth his name.
We pra-d Ms words till all th earta
Wu ringins with his fame.
But wsat of him whose eyes srew dim
Ere yet the soal was crossed?
Whn came the end. who was his frtendr
Who thought cf the man that lost?
The man that lest by fortan tossed
Into the ruck of thins
Whre day or night ther 1 e light
And na son? ever sin?s.
The man that fate has hit wita hat.
The man who paid the cot
Of thattered dreams and vanlshej
: man that lst?
It is his lot to b forgot
As It is fcr them all
Tat icv t pr-2 for which
That fal:r. faint and fail.
Full well t-y know the weight f
Each strike of fate must hrcise
W cheer the men that win hut the
Who things of th mea that lose?
Thir day Is gon. the world smile oa
With those that Know succeas:
The dally strife may wreck a lif
With all Its endless stress
But we see none but those wbo'v wo
And smiling fortune woo
The ones that lead in word aad deed
God pity the men that loi
Now the Nightcap
There goes old Scrlrapem. Did
you hear what he did last Fourth oi
"No." says the person who has to
ask the necessary question. What did
he do last Fourth of July?"
"Got some firecrackers lor his chil
dren and made them shoot them off ia
a sound-proof cellar. Said be wasn't
going to be so extravagant as to bay
ccise for all the neighbors."
One man is as ;rood
is t."- rext. unless
rou get n-?xt
Some p-ope are in
terested in your wel
fare. Overs a r
Or. evi th!nc about hantin? fcr th
rcrth pot- 1 tt-at yea miss most of th
ces aoout sensational fao.rr.ascs.
A man Tho h? reformed ihre cr Jcu
times can pr-i!ct to the Jay how .-a
It will te before a new convert back
slides. The ordinary boy can err the ordi
r.ar.' 'a; -.zrz '--s tfc !.i ! of hm and
bat it ia a contest wita deata by rio
One of life's disappolntm-nts i th'.r-.-r
: a j--I .-- .!.-.! i"jea grai.r-s
that you do not ne-i to ranke it.
ITH the denning of her rcbe de
nult Milady (aces the problem.
what ia to oe done with strag
gling tresses when puffs anl rats have
been laid aside for the nigat History
tells us of a famous beauy of the
court of Louis Le Grande Monarch
who had mirrors so placed in her
four-posted curtained bed that the first
thing her eyes beheld upon awa
king was her own levely image.
There are few Borneo who can
stand this test, no matter how lovely
they may be. Think yoj the smile of
Mme. Le Marquis wojld have been
so complacent had she been confront
ed by the reflection of struggling Medusa-like
locks, no matter how beauti
ful the face they framed Certainly
The glory of her dusky hair was
WASH FROCKS IN NEW YORK
Again, What's in a Name?
Here Are Some Anomalies of Nomen
clature and Some Fitnesses
Hare you ever wandered leisurely
along the business streets of a city '
id observed the great variety of
-suitable and unsuitable names that
adorn the business and professional ;
signs displayed? Have you become in- j
terested In these old. familiar, inap
plicable and applicable names, gone
home and consulted your telephone or
city directory for further amusemect
in this interesting and instructive di
version? You will see that "Doctor Ki'l
Chronic Diseases a Specialty." enjoys
a lucrative practise, -tai "Docto. K..a
er Dentist." thrives 'cually as fa
mouely. "Doctor High" still waits pa
tie&Uy fcr vicduu that never come.
for victims that never come. "Doc
tor Kasy" has more nusiness than he
can conveniently attend to, and "Doc
tor Paint Dentist" stands ready to
InSicr his name on all hapless appli
cants In search of relief.
"Docors Good, Gcodkind. Goodfel
low. Maydwell. Caldwell. Going and
Gene" should never lack for custom
ers, snd "Yeurs The Undertaker."
gets there with both feet.
Fsik. Fal'es. Barr. Court, Stack.
Short. Long. Lyman. True and Pig
gott are devotees of Blackstone.
j Goldman. Golden. Feingold. Rich
and Poor are bankers, and Goldsmith
! Is an assayer.
i Shoenaker is a shoemaker. Drav-
man runs a dray. Bater Is a butcher
and butcher Is a baker. Cheep and
Deere are Jewelers, so take your
The man who is able to do the right
thing at the right time and In the
right place may be a genius, but it is
l more likely that he's lucky.
Low Necks. Cut Square. Much in Evi
dence in the Shops of the
Summer wash dresses never were
prettier than this season, writes a
New York correspondent.
In a window of one department
store there was a group of such mod
els worth describing, suggestive of
Ideas for little "home mades." One of
:he dresses was a p:aln blue lawn
skirt with an eight-inch band of Per
i Man printed lawn in blue at the bot
om. The waist was of white eyelet
1 rmbroldery ever a blue slip. It had
i belt, plppings and a square neck
' icish of the Persian material.
A dainty white crossbar lawn, flow
red delicately with blue, had a six
I inch band of plain blue at tne bottom
of tr skirt. The white eyelet em-
iro:c'ered waist was trimmed with
' r. b'ue and there was a plain blue
: .. ... jctT white frocks were
i'h plain color, or with :
-'pc aq. One Qf them had a deep
l neatly held In place by the daintl
. est of lacy caps
History Is repeating, for the chii
Parlslenne of today has revived thi
I fashion. The most popular type oi
: this useful as wel as becoming head
gear is the crocheted cap dene in thi
mesh or pecoe stitch
The illustration will serve as i
guide for those who do not crochet ani
desire to have one of tb.e fetchlc
trlSes. Fancy nt might be substi
tuted with a band of bracing for th
The French also have a pretty cus
torn of wearing breakfast caps. These
are fashioned of flowered lawn te
match the breakfast gowa or sack If
you are dreaming of a -oddinzscon.
to-be. add several of these dainty aad
; novel accessories to your trousseau.
band of pink polka-dotted whit lawn
at the hem of the skirt the polka
dots set so clcsely together that they
almost touched. The white waist aas
trimmed with the same material and
there was an Inch wide black velvet
ribbon scarf that came from the neck,
crossed with a knot in the middle of
the aist and threaded through big
eyelet3 on each side of the waist Just
above the belt, reappearing th-ough
an eyelet en each side and hanging ia
short ends over the belt.
In all dresses the neck3 were low.
most of them square, and all finished
with plain edges. i
"I desf think that poker to a game
of chance, after ail." says the Iamb
who has. been run up against a ccM
deck In the gambling panors-
"Soy inquires the dealer, taking
them off the tottom as he needs them.
"No." repeats the- yecth. Idly gamins
at the two deuces he has teen deal:.
"Where's my chance about thi
"Way. rcy bey. there' always a
chaa.0 that it v. ill be purled."
"Pcetor." says the maa who ha?
suffered paralysis of ?u- arms, "do
yoo thin you can do .iuything far
rre" V. ill I recover the use of rzj
hands ar. arms?"
'Why. 1 think." say3 the doctor.
gravpiy. "that already yoor right hand
Is Improving, aad that no doubt ki
ln a wctk jou will be tble to sr;
A glass of hot water taken Just
after rising, half an hour before break
fast. Is a good thing for digestion.
When polishing the finger nails rub
acrots. not up and down. Dust the
han'3 with onia powder for ezoessive
Every night the housewife should
rub cold cream into the base of her
nails. To avoid the injurious effects
of sweeping and dusting she shoula
always wear gloves.
"The pcets have surg the pratse3
er dlipraUes of almost every bird and
teast." stated the professor cf litera
ture. ' wt:h the exception of the hum
i'.e mule It is strange, is ;r net. that
rhis iaithft.!. patient. ?o:.g su7errs
t3?r c burden has not leen uel 23
a theme? The horse is the central
thought la many "
"But the mule has tesn used as the
inspiration fcr cne of the best knoua
roems ia the Eng lsh Ian? jag ." int-r
rupted the new member of the class "
"Indeed?" asked the professor. "May
I request you to Inform us cf that
"Yes. sir It is Annie Laurie."
"Annie Laurie T"
"Yes. sir The Crst lin says that
SfaxTvelton's braes are Lenny. I pre
sume Maxwelton Is the name of An
I High Art,
"But I understand the concerto and
jyou do not. That shows that I know
irore -Lcut "
"!t shows nothing of the kind. I un
derstand tcy I do not understand the
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