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The Earth's Age This Day In History
a recent lecture Dr. Joseph Bridges stated that it Ii the anniversary of the birth, in 1U29, e
could be proved that the earth is 1,600 million William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army,
years old. The earth, he said, wobbles on its axis, which spread all over the world and did inegtbable
and its shape is more like a pear than an orange. goodamo
A Fascinating Ror
Finds the Ra
THE ACTION SO FAR.
Prudence Cole, an orphan.
brought up by two maiden aunts
In a Quaker household, has made
a girlish hero of Henry Garrison. a
good-looking young boy. The Gar
Mbons move away and become
Very rich. Mrs. Garrison, years
Inter, calls on the Whitney sisters
and persuades them to let Pru
dence make her a visit at Haven,
a fashionable summer resort. Pru
dence arrives with Jane, an old
sevant, but in her demure Quaker
6ostume W: 4"as not make a hit
with the fastidious Henry. whom
she still idolizes. She meets an
appreciative admirer In Cheyne
Roveln, an artist, who used to play
with her and Henry. but whom
she has forgotten. Rovein despises
the society element.
f'"esaty's Worth" has been ee
Wed Into a Photo Play by Cosmo
Producers; story by
Kerr; scenario by Luther
; direction of Robert 0. Vig
It will be released as a
Seren Version Novelised,
By Jane McLean
J4NE'S hands went up in horror.
"I don't know what you mean,
"We're old-fashioned, Jane: if
you went down to the pool you'd
Jane pressed her no futher, but
sadly assisted in removing the
bathing suit. Attired in her sedate
Quaker gown. Prudence sallied
frth to search for the woman
hating Cheyne Rovein. eager to
Win the approval of the summer
olony and the thanks of the elu
Cheyne Rovein-!what an odd
Dame-she repeated It to herself
as she headed for the rocky shore
line stretching away in the direo
tion opposite the pool.
But though the name sounded
Odd It awakened no memories; it
brought no sudden flash of re
Xmnent Astronomer and Author
Hy on Subjects of Scientific
"What has science to say re
garding mental telepathy; also
spiritual revelation? Also ad
vis. as to the possibility of
spiritual communication, with
materialization and photograph
to reproductions.-C. J. B.,
SCIENCE has nothing to say
on these subjects because It
does not possess verified
knowledge about them. Science
I said to be organized knowl
edge. but that Is a superftcial
definition, and ambiguous unless
the word "knowledge" Is first de
What seems to be knowledge to
one pedson may appear as delu
sion to another. Verified knowl
edge is such a- stanis all tests
applied in occo -darce with the
normal r1xerience of mnnkir.d
when guided by heAlthy senses
and a sane mind. Of course,
knowledge is onry relative tt the
best. Metaphysical philosophers
Are able by -continual hairsplitting
to show that nobody knows any
thing at all. Inasmuch as their
demonstration applies to them
delves their conclusion may be dis
As examples of verified knowl
edge which may properly be or
ganised under the name of science,
take the fact. of physics, with the
more simple of which everyday
experience makes every one fain
Wlar; as, for instance, the daily ris
tag and setting of the sun, the re
currence of the sensation of hung
er and the ability of food to abate
it, the Inevitability of death, the
process of reproduction and
growth, both animal and vege
table; the properties and motions
of air and water, the distinction
between solids, liquids and gass
er vapors, the changes of the sea
nens, the properties and construc
tion of tools and machines, the
transformations of chemistry, and
Or take the field of mnathemat
lee. A person does not have to be
a mathematician in the full sense
of the word in order to feel that
the results of any properly con
ducted mathematical calculation
ean be fully relied upon. The ma
terial world in which we live is~ so
madatme R mA m.
mace in Which an
I Beautiful Girl
membrance; no picture of freckles
and a snub nose and defiance.
Mr. Rovein had acquired his
reputation much earlier than most
men; he seemed more of a man for
having acquired it; perhaps that
was because he had had to work
hard for it; his face was lacking
in that purposeless vacancy that
stamped Henry Garrison as an
His specialty was landscapes.
preferably seascapes. He worked
assiduously, smoking a favorite
pipe the while. Peter, sititng
against a tree trunk, lost himself
in the intricacies of chess. He
carried with him a small papier
mache board with pieces of flat
celluloid, and while his patron
worked involved himself in games
that had once worried the great
Paul Morphy in his struggles with
the giant Anderssen.
During these periods not a word
was spoken; the artist was deep
in the work of creation; his Man
Friday was deep in the work of
recreation. Each was oblivious of
the world, the chess student the
On this particular day Miss Cole
after stumbling over a path none
too smooth had some dificulty in
discovering the painter.
Prudence once more enveloped
in the friendly folds of the cape,
was able to look the world in the
face, but the world still continued
to be amused; even the lady who
was talking to the proper Mrs.
Garrison remarking with a tinge
of acidity: "My dear, your little
friend seems to be decidedly
charming-so simple, isn't she
quite a relief In this day to find
anyone who doesn't know our lit
Mrs. Garrison smiled back:
"Give her time, my dear. I
thought she'd be Interesting as a
Henry, relieved at having his
made that mathematics serves for
the key to all Its locks.
Of all these things science In
ever ready to speak, and, indeed,
has everything to say, because uni
versal human experience verifies
their truth and soundness. Science
finds that they are graspable and
provable by its established methods
of investigation. But even the least
objectionable of the occult subjects
that you mention-viz., telepathy
is not now, whatever it may be
come in the future, a thing that
science can lay its hand upon and
say: "I've got you, and now I am
in a position to find out what you
The alleged facts are still too
few, too uncertain, for science to
form an opinion about them. They
may be true facts, and back of
them may lie a revelation of stu
pendous importance and Interest
(without any relation to spiritual
ism or spiritism), but at present
telepathy is not sufficiently verifi
ed to be entitled to a stand in the
category of science.
It has not yet made a sufficiently
powerful appeal to the leading
minds of science to induce them
to undertake an investigation of
such a character that its results
Would be accepted by everybody
as the laws of physics are accepted
As to "spiritual revelation" eci
ence is still less inclined to say any
thing at all. For me, I can only
look upon alleged offered proof, of
communications from the dead
with amasement. Either they are
satuated with delusion or else man
king In Its highest moments has
been living in a fool's paradise.
"The possibility of spiritual om
munication"-I do not believe that
there is any such possibility. But,
mark this: My belief Is based en
tirely on absence of proper and sat
isfactory proof, and not on any pre
determninted resolve not to believe.
I will believe anything that is prov
ed to the satisfaction of my judg
ment. But all the so-called "proofs"
that I have yet seen are, to me,.
frivolous and worthless.
I do not deny that the picture
which these alleged spiritual reve
lations of the life beyond the grave
present appears to me abhorrent
beyond words; but, nevertheless,
T should not be Induced by that
sense of abhorrence to reject proofs
which appeared to my understand
ing to be irreputable,
30 Million Packets
D or GREEN
Alla bt stltates.
Prudence (Marion Davi
one-time defender hidden as much
as possible from the vi.-w of his
friends, turned his attention to
Amy. That young lady resented
even the presence of Prudence.
With Machiavellian strategy, she
called her over.
"Miss Cole, you don't know how
glad we are you're here."
Tommie winked at the man be
"You know, we've all been dy
ing to do somnething exciting, only
we can't think of anything to do."
By Ain Lisle,
Whose Present Serial Has Scored
Big Popular Success.
Copyright, 1922, King Features Syndi
AIT a minute!" I
gasped, dizzy with the
force of Tom Mason's
simple relation. "Do you mean to
tell me that Evelyn has started
off in her little car alone to find
Dick West and that you're going
to dash of on a train trip with
the same idea in view? Are you
sitting there calmly and announc
ing that you two wonderful
people are doing all this-"
"Sure," grinned Tom cheerfully.
"What else was there for us to I
to? But Evvy's not alone. She's
got a couple of detectives along.
Man and wife. She's been trail
ing with the man quite a bit re
cently. Dick eluded them both
here in town, though. Then she
got hold of the Rogers man-who
Is Dick's go-between and runs a
second rate hotel-but she coaxed
a lot out of him.
"You see-as I was explaining,
Miss Storrs-the Masons are an
odd family. We go in for flirting
and a lot of cheap junk like
that. But we know how to be
friends, and that Evvy kid is
THE RHYMING I
By Aline Michaels.
THE ofice-boy says: "Glee, the
boss has got a cinch, I'll say;
but he's so surly, grim and
eros. I'd like to run away. He
could be playing golf somewhere:
he could be at Palm Beach and
feding taffy and hot air to some
good-looking peach. He's got a
milton bones or two, and if I had
his rocks, I'd see the whole world
series through and rent the cen
ter box!" The boss looks on the
office-boy and thinks: "What hal
cyon days! what hours of bright.
unshadowed joy: what flowery. un
shadowed joy: what simple wants,
so swiftly met; what dreams un
vexed by fear. Alack, alas, how
I regret those bygone times, so
dear! If I could be an offiee-boy,
how happily I'd quit my race for
fortune, cold and coy, and never
grieve a bit." Are you the boss
or office-boy? Which joy looks
best to you? So many fellows
can't enjoy the work that's theirs
to do. The sort of task that makes
a hit is something far away;
they've no desire to do their bit
that's close at hand today. The
boss would he en office-boy, the
office.hoy be horse: and they would
both cavort with joy to put the
change aross. But likely neither
of the two would he content for
long, and soon they'd make the
air look blue with quite another
song. Of course, it may be com
monplace to say you're satisfied:
but try to wear upon your face a
grin that's bright and wide. Jutte
try to see how it will fare to boost
your own career and envy not the
mamahnares or eno.ys of.....r....'
as) examines some of the d
while Jane looks c
She was Interrupted by a girl in -
a flaming red bathing suit that
outlined with vivid clearness every
When she dlid see him he ap
pparedl so far away that his easel
and hP blended into one form;
Miss ('ole had been told that Ro
vein was a genius and her pre
conceived ideas of genius were
visions crowned with long hair a
lat Schiller or Bepthoven;, it
s.-maT14i almost impossible to put
Ilovoein ,n thw genius class; he
look"~I too mnuch like the every
day youing man.
about the beat little 'Johnny-on
the-spot of a friend you ever met.
So0 when she started running loco
over this proposition of getting
D~ick and keeping him from get
ting Dionna Anna and Jimmie
hoy. what could I do but stand
"You sound like a fair example
of the friend proposition your
Relf. Mr. Mason." answered
Mabel, evidently not at all affect
ed by Tomi's erpeated warning
concerning his own weak points.
"Try to be a good pal," Tom
flung back gruffly. "Nnow darned
well you're about an loyal as they
come. Been keeping a weather
eye on Jim's office. No oftense
intended, but I had to be sure
and I am now."
"Oh, we'd both play fain--as we
saw It"-murmured Mabel, her
voice sinking away Into a sort of
awed wonder as she concluded.
"And so the man-hunt In on. Dick
West has come pretty close to the
end of his long trail."
"Yen," exclaimed Tom briskly.
"You see, it he climbs off the train
further up the line and tries to hit
across country-ther's Evvy in
the cr. If he doubles back here
cou two girls are on the Job. And
if he makes for home-Tommy M.
In waiting to act as reception
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T HAR.Ei twas ai ung li an th eor
irl ie wyoti A Arin.
awoutoiguto the bwiohn~n
d'owhall the tmrte runig moan
ower thling rosiont buy aetny
Wy, whdet coud but stond
"Mou mond. lie man air eamud
all te frihend per.ont you
Bobbf. Mr. Masono awreda
littel odenlyo ont a a aet
tenhun ton peetate cumarning
'fnerningyo hi chanwet oitr.c
"Ty to gbt ric guock tha. Tod
tolusedng bthfy.'nwru ned
drift you're abo asock, ased
cm. Thaenu k-bpiy a therc
temef. Jim' oMic. Noobbese
inte, butmember thio ee sue
and tc am ny mnworan
Ohr wed otothat feet- we
awound'pedemurmured Mab. Good
toice snvver aw to ba soddtd,
"An wil teman-rhnt, i on. Di
Welspt hsme pmunny cnlthe toank.
endaof is lontraioble," d
Yes" ecaiere Tom brdiskl.
"Aou rste, I hed.lmb Noff th rinpu
furinthe upteband tried. o it
aYoss contvry-threly se Ma. i
The ar. If heoomnule bk her
allu two lsare ne yob. gitsd
Treis rtn om anct ya eeton
yTu HRe wa gmnto o
a hohad esterayun tockn toes
masel Ma. Yu stoc like te
brtit me, wayie out iMAioy
M? I med. Th m=ans med we cu
esigns for smart gowns u
n in disapprovaL
Peter looked more like the
genius as he glanced from his
chessboard and condescended to
survey the picture on the easel.
"You've painted better pictures
than that. but I guess you won't
have any trouble selling it to your
"Thanks, but for heaven's sake
don't call those stupid snobs my
friends. I put up with them the
same as I do with mosquitoes."
"Maybe it's becaus. most cf
em were born with a gold spoon
"There hardly seems a way out 4
for Dick West," I said grimIlv.
"We'll see you through," an
rounced Mabel. "The minute vou
came into the office I got the im
pression that you'd be quick to
find a plan to carry us through.
I was mightly gl:d to see that Mr.
Harrison had a friend like voii.
After all, neither of us could 1o
much. And you are ready to jump
right out into the skirmish lIn"."
"The little advance guari fellow
on the skirmish line is Evelyn Me
son. Don't forget that," declared
"Oh-yes, of course!" returned
Mabel am if something were ex
pected of her and she'd do her best
to supply the demand, whether or
not she knew what it was.
Tom didn't seem to notice the
lack of warmth in her tone. I was
at a loss to understand it until I
remembered how Mabel had re
sented my first insistence on aid
ing her. Her feminine pride hates
to yield the palm for success to
another woman. But why should
she be so cordial to Tom?
"Come on, Anne, cut out the I
brown study and get down the
Tom's voice broke In on my re
flections. As I looked up he went
"I've been telling this young
rd His Pa
you how eair-ful I amn with my
mtunny, I sed. Isent any mines any
good? I sed.
Oh, ye., ideed, Bobble, sed Ma,
but this is the Idee, med Ma, The
mines that in good is all owned by
rich men, med Ma, & thay are not
offering them for sale, med Ma. A
poor person is a fool to buy min
ing stock, always reemember that,
sed Ma. We can't get sumthing
for nothing in thin wurld, Bohie,
med Ma. We cant talk five dollars
& buy sumthing with It and maik
five thousand dollars. sed Mla.
I herd Pa say he bought a ten
dollar Stack the other nlte & cash
ed In two hunderd (200) dollers, I
ed. Whiat Is it, a stack?
Did yure father say that? med
Ma kind of quick.
He med It, I med. but maybe I
shuddent ought to repeet what he
said. Cumn to thInk of it, I sod, P'a
toald me not to mecmt.un what I
That Is all rite, Bobhie, med Ma:
I amn glad you did, I will see yure
father wen he cums hoam & see if
part of that two hunderd (200) dol
er-s wuddent ike to cum to Mama,
Well, I must cloaze now & go to
the butcher shop for Ma, she is
hollering her bed off, so no moar
for this time.
The Vatican, the Pope's resi
dence In which he i. a voluntary
prisoner, is not a part of the king
dom of Italy.
Among the longest rivers are the
NIle, 4,400 miles; Mississlppi-Mis
souri, 4,200 miles, and the Amezon,
hich Rovein has sketched,
in their mouth," suggested Peter.
Rovein turned on him. "Think
so? I wonder why anybody en
vips them anything-they're se in
"And yet," said Peter, cynically.
"you came here."
"lias the heat affected your
head or what? Don't look at me
look over at the sea there-look at
my canvas-and then answer
yourself what you knew all along
why I 'nme here."
Prudence, having shortened the
An interesting serial
of early wedded life.
woman about my cousin's sad love
affiair. Darned if I kpow why I've
leen spilling the emotional stuff
about poor Shelly and .the way
Evvy mourned him when it was
too late. But I've had an idea
since the moment I met Mis.
Storrs that she's the sort of friend
little Evvy needs. I don't know
why-hut I think they're on the
sane wire-have a lot in common.
Am I getting spooky. Donna Anna,
(or do you feel it, too?"
"I nev'er thought of it before."
I replied, gravely, avoiding Mabel's
uytr as I spoke. "But I think they
would be splendid-.oomplement
for each other."
Then as Tom's glance caught
mine demandingly, I wondered
what seventh sense had made him
feel the bond of sympathy which
might exist between Evvy and
Mahel-each of whom had loved a
man who was unworthy. Evvy
has seen poor, weak Sheldon go to
his death. Mabel must now stand
hy and watch the shipwreck of
Dick West's life.
I had a sudden sense that per
haps Tom's notion was right and
Mahel and Evvy would find their
lives interwoven. But I shook it
off. I can't afford to get
"spooky." too, for a crisis in Jim's
affairs is near.
(To he Continued Tuesday,)
[VICE TO h
-By Beatrice Fairfax1
I met a young man who has
been very attentive to me and
who is a fine man. He tells
my friends he loves me. I
respect him, but I have met
another man whom I consider
my "Ideal." I like him very
much, and I know he cares
a lot for me. Am I right in
going out with the first man?
I imagine I am really ruin
ing his future plans, but wasn't
it right to tell him of my
meeting with the second man?
lie 'ook -4t to heart, tha~t I
c'ould see, but said I should
use my own judgment. So I
am awaiting my answer from
A CONSTANT READER.
YOU could do no man a worse
injustice than to marry him
when you don't care for him.
And if you have met the man for
whom you feel you can care, you
have less than ever a chance to
force yourself to reepond to the
feelings of the first man. B.
honest not only with the man
for whom you don't care, but
'-coe wmith hot flanal etoth.
of a QuakE
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distance between the painter and
herself, observed the busy Peter
and as though some telephatic
communion he raised his eyes and
"Oh. ho." said Peter, "she
comes, she sees, she conquers."
"What's the matter, Peter;
gone crazy, same as Morphy did?"
This was a sore subject with
Peter. "I was referring," he re
plied, stiffly, "to the Quaker girl."
"Oh, yes, I see, the new arrival
In the poke bonnet; quite charm
Ing, isn't she? I wonder how long
she'll remain so?"
"A couple of days If she stays
here," answered the pessimistic
" You are a skeptic, aren't you?
Well-so long as we don't have to
educate her we should worry."
"If you take the trouble to look
up." said the now delighted Peter,
"you may find cause to worry."
Whereupon the painter raised his
eyes and beheld the young lady in
Peter had expected an explosion;
such Intrusions were not usually
tolerated; he was looking forward*
to a sense of frigid annihilaUon.
But Mr. Rovein seemed to be in
a tolerant mood today; he rose
with the brush In his hand, re
moved his hat and his pipe and
bowed to Prudence, who stood bon
net in hand.
"I-I-I hope you'll excuse my
coming in like this."
Rovein bowed again.
"I-never would have come of
my own accord-"
"Oh, you wouldn't!" cried the
artist; "I like that."
"I mean," explained Prudence,
flushed at this deliberate miscon
struction of her words. "that unlesa
-that, I came for the otherd."
"And who may the others be?"
asked the young man.
"Miss Tilson and Mr. Garrison
and I don't know all their names."
By Dr. Wm.
WMiely Known LcAr r and Au
thor sad a Natiepal Authority
M Juveafe PrMoems.
N the course of my wider es.
tended travels across the coun
try I meet and great in their
Automebiles tens of thousands of
high school youths. And a matter
which might here cause most ser
ious refleation Is the fact that the
typical young American of this
class Is taking life very easy.
Someone is feeding, clothing him
and worrying about his future,
while he loaft along, as it were,
with his hands in his pockets and
with seeming Indifference. To
every such youth I should like to
address myself as follows:
Look around, inquire carefully,
young man, and see if the world's
business is accomplished by loaf
ing. Watch the nearest merchant
for a typpal day or perhaps ten
hours and notice the deep concern
and strenuousness with which he
attends to duty. Visit the success
ful lawyer and notice that he is
working with almost feverish ex
Turn in at the able physician's
and observe the tense strain under
which he is held by his profession.
Tarry awhile with the insurance
agent and see If his mind is not
constantly under the whip as he
attempts to maintain the usual vol
ume of business. Get a line on the
banker, "rolling ln wealth" as you
may Imagine, and discover why he
must speed up his mind from early
morning before he leaves his resi
dence and must probably keep It
going till a late hour at night.
Swing around through the .di.
torial rooms of a daily paper that
Is a real going concern and dis
cover that the boys on the staff
must apply themselves with about
as much alacrity as a successful
The point in. My Young, Easy
going Friend-there Is no soft job
that Is really worth seeking, to be
Help system wrong
your generally. B4
liver reetly on thi
act strengthen thE
.c bowels, remos
right the system, an
You can have
Take complexion i
Here, Then See It
as at the Leading
"Then you're sort of an emis
"They sent me to ask you if you
wouldn't take charge of some cha
rades the young people are get
The young man looked at her in
astonishment, remembering what
he had seen when he made the
sketch of this charming little
"Do you mean to say those brain
less puppies want me to amuse
Prudence nodded, a little disoo
certed by the artlst's choice of
epithets. He was looking squarely
at her trying to fathom the reason
for a request so strangely deliver
ed. He spoke rather shortly when
he had made up his mind that
there was some sort of a double
joke-on him and the girl, too.
"You tell them I'm an artist. Mt
a stage manager."
Prudence agreed that Mr. Pm.
vein was a hard man to interviewl
she turned away Snd then thought
better of it.
"Thee may be an artist, but thee
is very rude."
Rovein's response was not aM
Peter was expecting. He did not
turn his back; he seemed to agree
with the young lady who had thua
boldly bearded him. "So therse
a little fight back of your demuse
ness-quite a delightful surprime,*
They faced each other obliviom
of the amande look in Peter's eyes
"Now I might agree to take
charge of the charades prwtd
you take part in them."
And though he spoke serioudy,
Prudence could not so believe him.
"I suppose I deserve to be me
fun of after what I said?"
His puzzled look brought forth
"I know I'm a plain little s
body-I've seen it ever sno 1
came here, and I've been here only
a very little while."
(To Be CostIMned MefagnJ
found anywhere. The world of
business venture and success all
about you is a tense, hustling and
high-speed affair. It is a combi
nation, commercial-speed model,
while you appear to be a oombina
tion, social-sport model.
Boy, your easy, loafing manner
is out of date for one of your ais.
You must have yourself cut down
to another pattern, one of les
show and more go. Make a deal
for a new set of habits geared for
speed and efficiency. Take your
hands out of your pockets and set
them to doing something. Oil up
your mind and shove it forward to
something that requires more alert
No, do not think of quitting school
and going to work. That is not
necessary, and probably would
prove to be a serious loes in the
main drive for success. Stay In
school dnd center upon a defltte
plan for speeding up while there.
Make a well-balanced hour-by.
hour schedule for preparing your
lessons at home. Stick to it and
work like a beaver while at that
post of duty.
While passing to school and
from one class to another, assume
an air of business-head up, look
forward, step fast and firm, hands
out of your pockets. get the feel
ing of being a man of affairs.
When reciting in the clam room
talk straight to the point and like
a man. Take a shot at every
quesion p ut to you- No one can
answer them all. Blunder away
earnestly as one who would go
to the bottom of a question, and
thus your self-respect will grow
In school and out train your
voice to decisive, manly intone,
tions. Make your words sharp
and decisive. Omit soft baby talk.
Thus learn to think, to feel and
to act as an earnest, aggressIve
man of affairs, and this accumu
lating psychic force will tend to
carry you forward in due time
to the point of busines, success.
liver throws the whole
and affects the. health
secham's Pills' act di
liver, cleanse and
stomach, regulate the .
e all impurities from
i make you fit and well.
a healthy body, strong
i, bright eyes and clear
Is 26--40 pill.