J'lease suggest some interesting
J.mes that would be appropriate for
a gathering of young folka between
the ages of eighteen and twenty. Can
you tell me where I can obtain a book
ot plays for such a gathering? I What
v$uld be nice to serve? Please give
i recipe for making punch?
suggest a suitable costume
.such a gathering. Missi3-
i party schemes I find
he department, and I
Lad something .to suit
iyou will send me a
belope in care of the
rlad to furnish you
Several books that
fa of all kinds. To
V1 ota fni rdnn y
am and cake,
it small, fancy
ones, that are
ut recipes un-
jun usual. I am
lie for several
i&clpe book, or
know; she will
M suggest some
aterial, like Bilk,
made up in prin-
"jd round neck.
,h school is , very
and we only
hme way for us
juniors stand a very poor
jjttlng anything to eat. You
toe a difficult question, for
Know what resources you
aklng money or what are
Iiities of each one. But
a is a will there is always
am sar the girls could
Ine delicacy sale on Saturday
which would be well pat-
;ind the boys could sell pop
Anuts and take orders for all
odd jobs that only boys can
pose you write and tell me
Nsess you have, and I will in
the department readers.
i a Leap Year Dinner.
iave guests to dinner, after
ill go to a dance. Kindly
'ses, favors, etc., as it is
Ip-year affair. Interested
""""epjr piece get the
with the hostess' monogram or crest
In gold, or hand-painted, to correspond
with the color scheme.
Serve raw oysters, cream of celery
soup, crown roast of lamb, browned
potatoes, rice croquettes, peas in pas
try shells, hot rolls, nut bread,, ban
ana salad with nuts, cheese and bar
to due, heart kisses filled with, ice
cream, coffee. . V
Words of Song.
I am very anxious to secure the
words of an old song which my moth
er sang, "Welcome to Lafayette." The
following is the first verse:
"Welcome! Welcome, Lafayette,,.
Thee we never can forget,' f ,
Friend of man,' we . love thee yet.
Friend of liberty!"
Thank you in advance for any inter
est you may take. You have been a
great deal of assistance to me in the
past N. It. N.
I am very sorry not to personally be
able to give you the words of. the song,
but I haven't them. The best I can
do is to lay the question before the
department readers, in the hope that
some one will know them and kindly
send to me in care of the paper, then
if you do not see them printed you
will know I have done all I could to
get them. ,
Calling Card Etiquette..
I should like very much if you would
give me the correct Information in re
gard to leaving calling cards. I am a
married lady and am in doubt when
I should leave my husband's cards and
when I should not. A Reader.
Two of your husband's cards are
left when you call upon a couple ; a
safe rule is to remember that one of
his cards is left for. each woman and
one for each man. For instance, when
calling upon a widow who might be
living with her father or a grown-up
son, a card of your husband's would
be left for her and one for the father
Sending Wedding Announcements.
Should I Eend separate wedding an
nouncements to each member in s
family, of two grown-up sons and
daughters? Should anything be writ
ten on the inner envelope? K. A. M.
In a family where there are two
daughters "you may address the en
velope, "The Misse3 Margaret and
Helen Jones," and the sons could also
have a Joint envelope reading "The
Messrs, Harris." , The Inner envelope
bears the name with no address.
Louis XVI. simplicity bids likely to
have a tremendous vogue in millinery,
A touch of cerise appears on many
of the blouses of white crepe de
The waist line Inclines to the nor
mal rather than to any exaggerated
short waisted effects.
Large draped hats of changeable
silk have a single rose of some bright
hue as the only trimming.
Large hats have towering pyramids
of feathers, while tiny bonnets are
trimmed with masses of plumes at the
back. . ; .
A highly favored -gown material is
flowered moussellne de sole in tones
of blue, cerise and violet, brocaded in
dull gold. -
ouiara3 in loveiy snaaes or oiue
vd rose are to be much in favor for
one piece gown, so practical for
,r thii popular garment.
MAN without ambition is like
4 bird without Winn TT omi
ic . t;i kuar in the heights above, but must
walk like a weakling, unnoticed with the
:rowd below. -W. II. Cottingham.
An omelet that is not common Is:
Ginger .'Omelet. Beat five eggs un
:li light, add two tablespoonfuls of
sugar, a little grated rind of lemon
peel and a bit of nutmeg. Melt a ta
blespoonful of butter in an omelet
pan and pout in t,he mixture. Have
ready two tablespoonfuls of chopped
preserved ginger mixed with a table
spoonful of ginger sirup; put in the
center of the omelet, roll and turn
aut on a heated dish and serve.
Stewed Kidneys. Skin and cut up
tour kidneys, put on to a plate with
3ne chopped shallow, a quarter of a
teaspoonf ul , of powdered herbs, a
pinch of salt and pepper and a tea-
spoonrul of Worcestershire sauce. Roll
sach piece of kidney in the seasoning,
put a tablespoonful of butter in a pan,
and when hot brown the kidneys. Add
a. half cup of stock after adding a ta
blespoonful of flour to the butter, and
simmer the kidneys .very slowly five
minutes. Serve with the sauce poured
wound the meat.
Fish Pudding. Take any kind of
cold cooked fish, twice the quantity
of cold boiled potatoes, pepper, salt
and red pepper, drippings or butter,
egg or milk. Remove all the bones
from the fish and chop it, then rub the
potatoes through a sieve with a wood
snspoon, add to the fish, season and
add a tablespoonful of melted butter
for every pint of the mixture. Mois
ten with egg or milk and put in a
well greased mold to bake twenty
minutes. Serve with:
Egg Sauce. Melt a tablespoanful of
butter in a sauce pan, add a table
spoonful of flour, then add a cup of
milk. Cook until V smooth and cook
for five minutes. Add salt, pepper
and a hard cooked egg chopped fine,
Cottage Pie. Rub cold cooked pota
toes through a sieve; butter a deep
pudding dish, put in a layer of pota
toes, then a layer of meat: add a lit
tle pepper, salt and a little gravy.
Continue until the dish is full. Score
with .a fork and dot with pieces of
LEASURE comes through toil
and not by self-indulgence and
Indolence. When one gets to love work,
his life is a happy one. Ruskin.
FOOD FOR THE INVALID.
The problem in the home where
there is a sick one is the serving of
food that Is well prepared and palat
able. To cater to a fickle, unreason
able appetite is not the pleasantest
mission in life, but one 'which must
be accepted and worked out with
3tudy and patience. "
Milk Shake. Put a cup of milk in
a glass jar, sweeten to taste and fla
vor with fruit or vanilla. Pack in ice
until very cold, then shake until it
froths well on top.
Hot Lemonade. Bake ""a lemon In
the oven until very hot, remove and
cut out the pulp with a spoon; sweet
en and add a cup of hot water. Strain
Hot water added to the juice of one
lemon and two tablespoonfuls of sugar
(to a pint of water), served boiling
hot, Is another manner of preparing
Egg Nog. Separate the yolk from
the white of an egg, beat the yolk un
til thick. Add to three tablespoonfuls
of milk or cream. Stir in the beaten
white and flavor to taste with lemon
juice, nutmeg or vanilla. Sweeten
with a tablespoonful of sugar.
Toast Water. Make dry toast, break
Into small pieces, put into a bowl and
cover with , water. Cover the bowl
with a plate and let it stand a few
minutes. ... Drain the water off and
serve hot or cold.
Custards and soft cooked eggs are
dishes easy of digestion, and as cus
tards may be varied by different fla
vors one may have a different kind
Flaxseed Water. Pour a pint of
boiling water over a tablespoonful of
flaxseed, and let it steep two or three
hours. Strain, flavor with lemon juice
"I hear the Pudgerleighs are
greatly reduced circumstances."
"Are they? How did they lose their,
"Oh, they haven't lost their money.
Mr. Pudgerleigh has had typhoid fever
and is a mere walking skeleton, and
his wife has been trying a new anti
fat remedy which has brought her
weight down nearly forty pounds."
"Give me a kiss!" pleads the suitor
of the loveiy daughter of the eminent
"I will," she replies thoughtful!?,
"on condition that you raise threej
more within five minutes." Judge'
5F THE STATE SUNDAY SCHOOL
WORKERS AT ASHEVILLE
ftE PROGRAM IS PREPARED
rhe Various' Speakers Are of Emin
enoe In Work For Sunday Schools
and the Three Days' Session Prom
ises to Be Largely Attended.
; Raleigh. A feast of good things will
6e spread before the Sunday school
workers who gather in the state con
vention at Ash9vIIle next week. The
invention will be in session three
lays, April 23-25, holding its. meetings
in the First Presbyterian church, with
jxercises morning, afternoon and even
ing, v '
A very interesting and profitable
program has been prepared. Hon. W.
R. Odell, of Concord, will preside
throughout the convention. Rev. J. G.
Kennedy, of Charlotte, will conduct's
Bible hour -each morning.
The Tuesday morning session will
be on "Organization," when Judge
Joseph Carthel, general secretary of
the Tennessee Sunday School Associa
tion, will make an address on "The
County Sunday School Association,"
to be followed by a round table on
'Organization" to be conducted by Mr.
H. B. Parker, Jr., of Goldsboro. ,
The Tuesday afternoon session will
be devoted , to elementary work. An
address on "The International Stand
ard of Excellence" will be given, by
Miss Grace Vandiver, elementary su
perintendent of the South Carolina
Sunday School Association, followed
by a round table on elementary work
conducted by Mrs. E. R. Michaux, of
Greensboro, state elementary super
intendent. The session will close with
an address on "Sunday School Effi
ciency" by Mr.-jWQ. Landes, general
secretary of the, Pennsylvania Sunday
The address of welcome will be made
at the Tuesday night session by Hon.
Contests In Declamation.
Fayetteville. Contests in declama
tion, recitation, spelling and athletics
among representatives of the three
dozen high schools of the Southeastern
Association of High schools of North
Carolina were held. The contests
which are designed to promote interest
and fellowship among the students of
the schools, were under the direction
of Prof. N. W. Walker, of the depart
ment of secondary education of the
University of North Carolina land in
spector of high schools for the state,
and were patterned after those held
by the central association at Greens
boro last year. The concluding exer
ciser took place in the LaFayette
theater. Ray Pridgen won a gold
medal offered by the ounty board of
educationHo the winner of an old-time
Roosevelt to North Carolina.
Greensboro. The Republicans of
Greensboro and especially he admir
ers of former President Roosevelt are
keenly interested in the announce
ment of Senator Dixon, manager of
the Roosevelt campaign to the effect
that Colonel Roosevelt will, in the near
future, come to North Carolina and
make at least one speech. Republicans
here who have discussed the approach
ing visit of the former President are
of the opinion that Col. Roosevelt will
make more than one speech; that he
will likely come direct to Greensboro
and speak and then continue west
ward, making probably several talks
going through Asheville and into Ten
nessee. Freshet Caused Much Loss.
Scotland Neck.' After the great
flood in the Roanoke river, which out
classed any rise of which there is any
record, the waters have receded, and
the low grounds and adjacent fields
are now dry. The farmers on the
river land3 are beginning preparations
for their crops, but much or the land
will go uncultivated this year because
of the great freshet, it being impos
sible to get the land in proper condi
tion in time for planting..
Is Sending Ou General Orders.
Raleigh. Adjutant General Leinster
i3 sending out to the various officers
In the state the general orders for,
the camp of instruction for the ofilcei'3
of the infantry and medical corps of
the North Carolina National Guard,
which will be held in this city May
13-18, Inclusive. The War Department
has detailed five officers of infantry
and one officer of the medical corps
as instructors at this schoal. The
course for Infantry officers will Include
practical instruction in the schools of
soldiers, and squad administration.
The People May Vote Direct.
Charlotte. There is an agitation in
the county to submit to the people oi
the county at the coming primai' the
election of a Superintendent of County
Schools. The position has heretofore
been filled by the County . Board of
Education of five members, who vo'.-d
on any man they, thought suitable tor
the place. Prof. R. J.' Cochran, who
has filled the place for the past eleven
years, has announced tha he will n
sis. a during the summer, it remove tc
Moore county, where he has purchosed
large fjrnimy interests.
LAND OF THE LONG LEAF PINE
Short Paragraphs of Stats News That
Have Ben Gotten Together With
Care by the Editor.
Wilson. A county educational rally
was held here.v about two thousand
school children of the county and their
teachers being in attendance. The f ea
ture of the program was the. educa
tional address by Governor Kitchln on
the public school law.
Oxford Tho back-to-the-farm im
pulse has struck Oxford and a large
number of those even who are so en
tangled with a profitable city business
that they caanot gi out and become
regular farmers are moving to dabble
a little in it on the sly. This conta
gion does not seem to be confined to
any class and is no respecter of per
sons or professions.
Monroe. The city of Monroe now
has an abundant supply of water. In
placing the air lift pump in the deep
est well available, the water supply for
the city has been increased to a sup
ply that insures a surplus for all time
to come, together with the supply al
ready on hand. For a long time the
water stipply in Monroe has been
Raleigh. The North Carolina Li
brary Commission, established to pro
mote general library extension in the
state, held its third annual meeting in
the committee's office. Commission
ers L. R. Wilson, of Chapel Hill; J,
Y. Joyner, Dr. Charles Lee Smith, and
Capt. M. O. Sherrill, of Raleigh, and
the executive secretary,- Miss Minnie
W. Leatherman, of Raleigh ; were la
Durham. More than a score of
school committeemen met here v with
the county board of education and
held an important two-hour session.
After a round table discussion of top
les of interest to the committeemen
and the election of officers, Prof. L,
C. Brokden of the state department of
education made an able talk on the
subject of how to select the .best
Greensboro. Tho reports . of the
trustees of the three Spray mills sold
under decree of the court, were made
before Referee in Bankruptcy Fergu
son, and after a prolonged and .spirited
contest, were confirmed In each in
stance, v -Referee Ferguson ordered
deed3 made fo the purchasers provid
ed that if within ten days no bid rais
ing the amount ten per cent was offer
ed by a reliable purchaser, with bond
for fulfillment of the raise. .
;I-iatesville. Iredell's handsome
court house is. to be improved in ap
pearance. Contracts have, been let
for the refinishing of the exterior of
the building, and for the paving of the
front walks of : the beautiful court
house yard. The read walks were laid
when the site of the old jail was made
into a park, and the county commis
sioners decided some time ago to have
the court house refinished and con
crete walks laid in the front.
' Charlotte. Contracts for paving
161.00 square yards of Charlotte
streets were awarded at a meeting of
the executive board, between the
three companies submitting lowest
bids, '.".the amounts involved - being
about $250,000. The West Construc
tion Company -was given the contract
for doing all the bitulithic work at the
rate of $7.69 a sguare yard, the yard
age being 71,248 and the amount of ex
penditure, $120,409.12. . '
Maxton. After several months sus
pension, work .on the Carolina Metho
dist College at this place has been re
sumed and It is hoped now that noth
ing will Interfere with the prompt
completion of this school building
which will mean so much to this sec
tion of the Carolinas. Rev. S. E. Mer
cer, president of the institution, and
pastor of the church here, is at work
vigorously on the project, and being a
man of energy no doubt will accom
plish his ends at no distant date.
Rocky Mount. It was learned that
at the coming municipal electidn for
mayor and aldermen' of this city that
the Socialists will put out a full ticket.
This comes as a surprise to the citi
zens here, which means that Rocky
Mount is the first city of any conse
quence in North Carolina to take this
step. Information given out by the
Socialist leaders in the city was to the
effect that the shop employes of the
Atlantic . Coast Line here. would cer
tainly vote the Socialist ticket, and
that they were sure of winning.
Rocky Mount. While blowing up
stumps', with dynamite near Nashville,
in some manner a portion of the dyna
mite was accidentally exploded, the
result being that Woodrow Perish was
literally blown to pieces, while Charlie
Lucas sustained serious injuries.
Hickory. Col. M. E. Thornton ia,
preparing to nave an auction sale in a
few days' of nearly half of the town of
Bridgewater, Burke county. Bridge
water is on one of the first maps made
of North Carolina and It is strange
that now in 1912 it should be laid off
into a town. It is an ideal town site
and already ha3 a large business.
Lumberton. A negro who was plac
ed in jail here two weeks ago charged
wiih being implicated in robbing
freight cars on the Seaboard yard, at
tempted to cimmit suicide by drink
ing a solution of bichloride of mercury
and other ingredients.
Lenoir. On of the prisoners in the
jail, iy the name of Holsclaw, by some
meana or other secured a hack-saw,
sawed! one or two of the bars in the
windor, crawled put and made, good
his esrYpe. About two weeks ago he
was p'need in Jail in default of bond
for cs I Ting a pistol. Nothing has
been Aard o the' prl3onef.
TO BOTTON OFSEA
fTHE MOST APPALLING MARINE
DISASTER IN THE HISTORY
OF THE WORLD.
ABOUT 866 PERSONS SAVED
Vessel. Went Down Two Hours After
Impact Carrying Fifteen Hundred to
Watery, GraveMost of Those Save
Were Women and Children.
New York. While the fate of the
majority of the 2,100 persons on board
the mammoth White Star Liner Ti
tanic, which sank on the New Found
land banks after a collision with an
iceberg, still remains in doubt, and it
is feared more than 1,200 persons were
lost, a note of good cheer came from
the ocean ways by wireless.
It was in the shape of a wireless
meBsage-from the White Star Liner
Olympic, one of the vessels hovering
near the scene of the disaster, flash
ing the news that 866 of the Titanic's
passengers, mostly women and chil
dren, were being brought to port by
the Cunarder Carpathia. Other mes
sages later brought confirmatory tid
First reports were that th Car
pathia had saved but 675 persons. The
new figures reduced the list of those
for whose fate fear was felt by nearly
two hundred. A partial list of the sur
vivors on the Carpathia include the
names of many women of prominence
who were on the steamer.
After the first desperate calls of the
Titanic for help had been sent flying
through space and brought steamers
for hundreds of miles around speed
ing to the scene, what seems to have
been an impenetrable wall of silence
was raised between her and the
, The giant liner, so far as advices
appear, went to her fate without so
much as a whisper of what must have
been the scenes of terribte tragedy
enacted on her decks.
In the lack of even a line from a
survivor, imagination pauses before
even trying to conjecture what passed
as the inevitable became known and
it was seen that of the more than 2,
000 human1 lives with which she was
freighted 'there could be hope of sav
ing, as it appears, far less than a half.
Open Season For Petty Politics.
Atlanta. This is the open season for
petty politics in Atlanta, and it is
bringing man'y.amusing incidents. Not
least among them i3 the fact that
every little fellow who decides to run
for council from the fourteenth ward,
or for assistant chief night' watchman
of the city dump, fills hl3 lungs full
of air or hi3 pen full of ink and an
nounces stentoriously, "My hat is in
the ring." He announces it seriously
and proudly, after the manner of one
who has just made a pithy epigram to
point a doughty deed.
Indescribable Scenes of Flood.
Hallulah, La. Scenes here are al
most indescribable. High water is
everywhere as far as the eye can see
and is from ten to fifteen feet deep
in north Tallulah. . The inhabitants are
in need of flood supplies, other than
those sent here from Vicksburg. Un-
lessMmmediate relief is received the
suffenrV of those without Diace to
stayjLfl be intense. Water from the
Salem crevasse continued to rise.
Indian Conveyances Confirmed.
Washington. The supreme court of
the United States decided that the ,
United States could not bring suit in
the Oklahoma coyurt3 to set aside con
veyances by full blood Choctaws and
Chickasaws of land inherited by them,
whether "homestead" or "surplus"
Receivers For Fuel DM Company.
Muskogee, Okla. Receivers were
appointed for the Central Fuel Oil
Company in the Federal courthere up
on the application of the. Bankers
Trust Company, of New York, holder
of a six-million dollar mortgage.
Americans in Mexco Will Arm.
Washington. In response to an ap
peal from the American consul at
Guadalaujara, Mexico, President Taft
ha3 authorized the exportation of 150
rifles and 50,000 rounds of , ammunition
for arming the citizens of the United
States in that district. This is the sec
ond step to permit Americans in Mexi
co to receive munitions of war for self
protection, Americans' . in Mexico City
already having been similarly armed.
The presndent gave hi3 consent to the
exportation of 400 rifles, 120,000 cart
ridges for the Mexican government.
Two Million Capital Wiped Out
Washington. The capital stock and
surplus of the Second National Bank
of Cincinnati. O.. amountinz to aiT
' - w T Cj
AAA AAA I- U ' j . . i
4,uuu,uu uaa ueeu wipeu out
1 i . a 7'
IU3EH3S, LUUUlUiUg III IBpOriS ()'
Comptroller of the Currency,
action oi ine clearing nouse at
tioa in taking charge of the lnatir
guaranteeing its deposits avoided
pension. An assessment will be les
on the stockholders to restore
capital. Tho bank losses are at
be due to bad investmetns. The
liabilities approximated $S,O0!),00 .'i