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Wednesday, November 11. 1914.
Plavine football for the benent or
;war victims from one aspect is some -
thing like fighting f r peace.
The American farmer will get $5,
for his crop this year, the
department of apiculture tells us.
How many automobiles this " uy
eh manulacturer or cars win uac
to figure out for himself.
The course of the Russians in sub-
stituting "Teargrad" for Constantino -
pie is an offset for the disposition of
t'le Turks to insist on holding to the
name "St. Petersburg instead of Petro-
grad. Thus the war drags on
A defeated progressive candidate
for congress in Kentucky reports that
h did not roend a cent in his cam
paign. If the shoeing he made was
no better than that of most of bis as
sociates up this way he just about
got his worth.
While Rockford destroyed Rock Is
land high school's hope of the state
title and Davenport did as much for
the tri-citv honors, nothing but MDline
stands in the w ay tf ,ne tw in-city j ficient Banitary precautions water-sup-c
nampionshlp. and that is worth flght-j pics are jlkciy to become infected.
ine for. i Thcrpfnrp in tho nattuneo nf In rrn hnrl-
Suctess mapazine. which suspend
ed publication a couple of years ago
and has been throush bankruptcy wjij
pay one cent on the dollar, it is now
stated. This may be an indication of
one kind of success, but not the soft
the magazine preached.
A student of sociological problems,
sneakies at Kansas City the other
day. declared thai undesirable fathers j
are a great menace to me uunon. i iv- uwuvni iu,
puts dad In bad acain. About the only j spread epidemics of such diseases
thing left for him tt do is to fall back may he pre-ented. It has been sug
on the assertion that not much is ex-: gested that the coming of w inter may
retted cf him. anvhow. ' e,d In preventing the spread or chol-
era. However, The Journal of the
One rallroadne Southern Pacific, j American Medical Association thinks
has inaugurate.! a noitseless campaign i
j... ii . -r-w . k : f Dii'in(, r '
Oil 113 lilirn. 1 IJ-T lAoutuu i
few whistle blasts at dead of night.)
cutting off a few hours sleep along
toward morning, has been found by
that company unnecessary when trains
re passing throueh cities.
Some of the college beads are con
sidering a two-year collece course for
business men who are not able to
spare the time for the full literary an
technical course. They have no m'.s-j
giving about the value or rractiea- j
bility of the proposed program fori
adapting the institutions to the need.
- - i traders w ho are alreadv laying phins
Since it has been demonstrated that f(jr fla arl,sve reaclionary pro.
the seating of the !"-rJ mayor of l-on-1
. , ,... ., , ,, gram. Kncournged by the reduction
don commands about as much atten-1 " - .
lion when the Britifh are fighting for I ut the democratic majority in con
their existence as it does in times of j gress at the recent reelection, the re
peace it may be that there i some-1 turn to the national lawmaking body
thing subsantial back of the
. flub-dub i
with which his oflice appears to lie in
vested. THE PUBLICITY GRAFT. 1
A Spanish grandee once obaerved j
that all royal and nobl Spaniards
agree that the public wa zr: ass and
should be ridden. The only point ui
on which disagreement was possible
was who fchould occupy the fcaddle.
All special interests agree that the
American press is an ass, but tlx re
is no disagreement about who shall
ride it. The various Interests are in ( will be possible to get back to the
healty agreement that everyone who prBent on ,ne roa(1 to pPrma.
has need of free advertising or "P"b-!nent prosperity.
liclty" as it is called, shall make free TheHe men assert that the progres
and unlimited ue of the news col-jeiveB w m De compelled to return to
umns. It is due, eays the Louisville i tne foId chastened that there Is no
Courier-Journal, to the folly of the , other place for them to go and it is
press that the burden of free adver- j proposed to make them come in sack
tising has been long and patiently J cioth and ashes to do penance at the
borne. It is time, surely, to rebel. Thej(;. o. I. shrine. No inducements will
Interests of the newspaper as a bust- t,e i,ei,i out to them and they prob
ess enterprise; the conscience oi tue
press as a gatherer and distributor of
news; the reasonable demand of the
reader that advertising shall bear a
label, are lrrtuences which should com
bine to put an end to the riding of
the ass by everybody and anybody
who wants "publicity."
Even the riders are beginning, many
of them, to grasp the fact that they
nave made Inordinate demands upon
good nature. The American Newspa
per Publlbhers association, in Bulletin
3204, reprints a speech of E. A. Moree,
representing the State Charities Aid
association of New York, at the chari
ties conference in Philadelphia, in
which it is stated that attempts to
filch valuable space from newspapers
should be abandoned even by organi
zations f ghting tuberculosis.
Mr. Moree is quoted as rollows:
We do sot ask tie stationer to
contribute the paper we use. We
do not ask the owners of the
building we nccupy to contribute
our quarters. Hut we lo auk tlie
newspapers to do the equivalent
by giving us space which l like
money to them.
Buy space. Advertise your
work as busmcss houses do, and
the world, and you will ease a lit
tle of the resentment that the
newspapers are beginning to feel
for you. If you do anything worth
a picayune the newspapers will
print it as news and without your
Advertising that is frankly adver
tising commands respect. Advertis-
. i,sseng t1ie respect of the public for
newspapers as vehicles of Information.
hut aJso breeds contempt in the mind
pf ,n, rpajor wIlo might, if properly
; approached, become Interested In the
enterprise, the commodity, the article,
.the individual, advertised.
I Nowadays a very considerable pro
portion of the readers of the press
'quickly recognize, and as quickly re
sent, "publicity articles" designed to
impose upon them by passing off ad
vertising as news.
The paid advertisement challenges
attention and disarms criticism. It is
an open and above board claim for
consideration: not an effort to trade
upon a lack of intelligence, more often
presumed than actual among readr9.
Publicity bureaus are onen so ex-
j pensive that paid advertising would be
Mnntlv- TKa nmc m rrtllld And
w- do .ho volume of
free publicity. The result would be
; more iniorming ana rename eo "i-
j umns That reform ..?
, more th h d
ing as news.
CHOLERA AND THE WAR.
1 Epidemics of cholera are reported
to be threatening the various armies,
especially those engaged on the Rus-so-Austrian
frontier. But it will be
remembered that even in the normal
state of affairs cases of Asiatic chol
era In this neighborhood are not un
usual. Cholera is a disease whose
spread is dependent largely on in
fected drinking water and carriers, ap
parently healthy. So far as is known
infection occurs only when the germ
is swallowed. It seems probable that
in addition to water as a source of in
fection, food when exposed may be
come contaminated through the
agency of flies. Unless there are ef-
ies of troops, when sanitation cannot!"1 this country.
be perfect, an outbreak of this dis-
ease may be expected. The cholera
organism is especially sensitive to
drying and there seems to be a doubt
whether or not it is able to multiply
outside of the body in impure water.
In the recent Balkan war cholera was
reported in many places and many
cases occurred, but the disease never
became epidemic. With the asslst-
ance of the highly efficient sanitary
"" ,"""sru u'u,",u"! "u "i
surface water carrying con
taminating material as well as the
closer contact of human beings en
gendered by the winter season make
infection still more likely. As an aid
to protection, active immunization of
men with the HaffKine vaccine may
be practiced. Possibly conditions in
this war will be the means of deter
mining still more exactly the status
of this protective measure.
THP 'Pffl riTlflMiUV nrvKAfv
..... . j
llltle " 8Pem o ''ej
turnra me neaas oi tne republican j
t such men as Cannon. .McKinlev,
Rho'lenberg and Penrose, and
.rollapue of the progressive movement
sef-m rounaeni mat tl.ey w ill be j
at,le ,to p"1 ov,'r a!",ut an-vtnlnB " I
nanir,er to lhe Kreat reconstructive
movement which is now gaining iiu-1
petui in tt.is country is manifest in
this attitude of the heads of the re-!
publican party, if given free rein
'iity w ill undo most of the roallv lm. i
portant work of the last few years j
and besides, they w ill endeavor to ere. I
ate such confusion In the public mind
that it will he mnnv vears before it
ably will be required to profess that
rlitry have no grievances against the
party and what they got at the Chl-
cago convention was deserved. Al
ready these leaders are framing up
a national ticket for 1916 ard it is of
the mutt reactionary type.
me p.-up.e k..u n-i " J
know that special privilege will be
in the saddle if they are returned to
control of the national government
and that "big business" will come
back to Its own and proceed to ex
tract the fat from the land by the
same old processes. With the peo
ple awake to these facts and wltii the
story of the struggle to release the
tentacles of the trust octopus fresh
In their minds it Is barely possible
that these republican reactionaries
may be arranging the music for tiicir
Government Report on
Jti recent years there has probably
be n no announcement which attract
ed a more widespread attention in
'.his country than did the announce
ment of the Krledmann treatment for
tuberculosis. This was due to skilful
handling of the publicity work in the
daily press. The sensational newspa
per reports of alleged Improvement
and cure of cases of tuberculosis fol
lowing the use of the treatment, the
reports of persons of high position in
public life,of lay workers in tuber
culosis, and even a few physicians
who became enthusiastic supporters
of Friedmann will be recalled by
evfry one. When a note of warning
was sounded by the Journal of tho
Amcriian .Medical Association and
others the assertion was made that
Freidmann was being hindered in bis
great work. The fact is otherwise.
Immediately on the arrival of Dr.
Friedmann in this country, the United
States public health service took up
an investigation of the validity of the
claims for the treatment. A board
was appointed consisting of Surgeon
John F. Anderson, the director of
the hygienic laboratory, and Surgeon
A. M. Stimson. to make a thorough
study of the results of the use of the
treatment. The report of this board
has just appeared and its findings are
a complete refutation of Friedmanns
claims, not only for having developed
a specific cure for tuberculosis
also for the harmlessness of his treat
ment for man and animals. The board
had an ooDortunity to observe the
effect of the treatment In 94 cases of
nigh many more for treatment and
observation, but owing to Dr. Fried
mann's delay and dilatoriness it was
obliged to limit observations to the
The claims made for the treatment
were, that by means of injections of
a living organism, harmless of Itself,
it was possible to cure cases of tuber
President Wilson, on the recom
mendation of the interstate commerce
commission, on Thursday awarded
W. A. Holley. a railroad switchman of
(Jreenville, Texas, a medal for brav
ery displayed in saving the life of an
aged woman in imminent danger of be
ing killed by a train.
The incident is not an isolated one
Exhibitions of brav
ery and self-sacrifice are frequent.
Wherever weakness is in plain danger
and distress there is always somebody
willing to risk his life to save it. There
is always somebody willing to for
get the cost and dare the deed.
Where men join together and march
away to defend their country and to
offer thetr lives, if need be. as a costly
; sacrifice upon Its altars, the sight is
more impressive. But the heroism
Acute chorea, or St. Vitus' dance, is
a nervous disease characterized by ir
regular, twitching, purposive move
ments of nearly all the muscles of
the facp, limbs and trunk. It is self-
limited, terminating almost invaria-
Lly in full recovery, but it runs such
ia variable course a few weeks to
many months that charlatans, charm-
sellers, venders of nostrums and
sharks of all colors find it a wonder
ful opportunity for
opportunity for doing business.
while parrnts sometimes go to the
I tuier exiieme ana tn:nK tuai uecause
a disease is self-limited it therefore
requires no medical treatment, and
on this illogical eround assume to
ninri.i pa fhe rucA tlifiniiiitlret; u'thmit!
. .all duvii ni itt '.iw w H ii ill lion lu
jr. Vrn nrssitile cnninlicutinna
Typhoid and pneumonia are self-
imiu.d diseases. That does not mean
that clos- medical attention is super-
t-hlkiren from o to 13 years of age
lhorea' anl Sirls outnumber boys
lhre to one - uorea is a nervous
urease oniy in tne sense mat It ar-
fecU nerv tissue, like neuritis; neita-
er OI 'nt ,,e unientsr are particularly
apt to anect individuals oi a nervous
temperament. The exciting cause of
S.. Vitus' dance is bacterial infection,
and bacteria are not especially fond
of nervous people.
The Tonlliti Decade.
From 5 to 13 years of age the child
is mobt vulnerable to sore throat
germs. Tonsilitis is invariably a bac
terial infection, and communicable,
whatever type of tonsilitis it may be.
And in every case of tonsilitis, follic-j
ular, simple, or quinsy, there is al
ways a possibility of certain compli-
j cations r sequeliae namely, multiple
arthritis (rheumatic fever, or acute
articular rheumatism i. unite valvular I
heart rfi.. .i,,.ro Tim. tho
prevention of St. Vitus' dance, as well
as the nrevention nf "rhnma.i
and valvular heart trouble. Is the pre
vention cf sore throat the reasona
ble Isolation of every case of sore
throat or "slight cold."
The Treatment of Chorea.
Rest U the first essential In the
care of St. Vitus' dance. When the
muscular twitching ls seven a day
or two of complete rest in bed will
accomplish much in the way of Im
provement. The tepid or hot pack,
applied in the evening, brings quiet
and lep more certainly than will
In chorea liie condition of the heart
pri,,aI1, Brady.M gd
st-vitus Dance iifii
culosis which had not advanced to
hat stage where death was Imminent.
From the way hi which the claims
were put forth and from the fact that
successes only and not failures were
reported in the public press, the reader
of Friedmann's claims could assume
that such Tesults were only the rule.
In other words, it, was claimed that
a sovereign remedy for tuberculosis
had been discovered. Investigation
did iot confirm the claims. On the
contrary. It was found that the prep
aration used was not devoM
of dangerous properties of itself,
and still less so when Injected into
nersons with tuberculosis. A favor
able action on tuberculosis processes
bv the treatment was not the rule.
The iboard made extensive studies
of the organism used In the prepara
tion of the vaccine, both by cultural
methods and by animal Inoculation.
It was found that the injection of the
organism In animals caused abscess
formation in over 25 per cent of the
animals treated. Animals treated.
with the organism rabbits and guinea-pigs
either before or subsequent
to Infection with virulent tubercule
bacilli, developed as a rule an increas
ed susceptibility to tuberculosis. The
treatment did not show either cura
tive or protective properties In mon
keys against tuberculosis.
It Is a matter for congratulation
that this painstaking report from the
public health service has appeared;
it is a pity that It could -not have been
given publicity at the time when con
sumptives were being so widely ex
ploited: but scientific work of the kind
done by the public health service in
this instance obviously requires a long
period of time. It Is a report that
shows the absolute flimsy evidence on
which the Friedma-nn method for the
treatment of tuberculosis was based.
The evidence shows that the commer
cialization of the Friedmann cure was
a grisly hoax on the unfortunate but
ever hopeful consumptive.
is no truer than that which prompts
the exhibitions of bravery so often
recorded in the daily press.
It is not beneath the dignity of a
great government to note these things
and give expression to the public
sentiment. It is the privilege of every
citizen to feel a pride in these many
proofs that the capacity for self-sacrifice
and forgetfulness of the cost is
an essential part of the national char
acter. Where things are rightly judged
the figure of a humble individual who
risks his life to save another may
seem of heroic size beside the figure
of men whom 'the world has crowned
as kings and conquerors. He, at least,
is brave without self-interest.
The military cape Is popular. It's
invariably lined with startling stripes
must be watched carefully by the phy
sician. The attack averages three months
in duration. Some cases recover in a
few weeks. Others last more than a
year. I here is no specific cure kimu n
Besides guarding the heart it is wise i
to look -to the anaemia which almost
always accompanies the disease.
When the choreic twitching persists
during sleep the child should be kept
iu hed for several days, as a precau
tion against exhaustion.
St. Vitus' dance is one more count
in the indictment against the much
too common "cold." As long as peo
ple persist in thinking they can catch
cold from the weather or drafts the
germs of the household blague will
le freely passed around, and fate will!
attend to the consequences.
Questions and Answers.
Mrs. M. R. J. writes: Your Health
j Talks interest me more than the war
news. Vill you enlighten me on the
causa and cure of ringworm and if
you lay the blame on the cat, please
say where the cat gets it? We've had
two cases In our family, and it seems
to be very hard to cure.
Reply Well, so to speak, our Talks
sometimes partake of the character of
war news and the allies write strong
protests to the editor. An article on
ringworm will soon appear. Cat not
J. K. R. asks: Will you klndly'send
me. in the enclosed stamped envel
ope, advice regarding the relief of
pimples on the 8kin acne, I think the
doctors call it?
Reply Your request has been com
plied with. J. K. R., and it is a pleas
ure to respond to such a brief com
munication. We have had to hold up
dozens or similar requests because
they forgot to enclose the indisnens-
aDle stamped addressed enveloo
and ,he papt r won t Sive us "Pace to
M,er tn'8 question every day
G.: Send your address and
gladly answer your ques-
w n.i., , , i
it u hen i !
It is beneficial to take cold
pluuges immediately after getting out
of hed in the morning.
Reply Ve8 and no. Yes. for young
people; no, for older persons. Be
guided largely by your own comfort;
do you feel better after the plunge?
If so. It Is a good tonic. I)o you feel
chilly or depressed after the plunge?
Then stop it.
ONLY 44 days until Xmas. Have
you paid Tor your last summer s Palm
Beach suit yet?
SEVKRAL cannon balls have been
stolen from the city hall park at
Macomb. Probably a new vauaevjue
act is being organiaed there.
THE Decatur Review expresses fear
that Joe Cannon is aging. The same
rumor was spread before the Civil
HENRY Watterson declares Wood-
row Wilson will be the next president
of the United States. It's pretty safe
to offer odds on the colonel's political
STORY that Chicago man found a
$150 pearl while eating a 90-cent oys
ter supper sounds suspiciously like
advertising to boost bivalve consump
tion. Watch your oyster shells close
ly. MAYOR of Boston has decreed that
classic dancers appearing In his city
must be fully clothed. We'd like to
know when a classic dancer is sup
posed to be fully clothed.
THE bull moose party seems to
have been having too much light.
The'national committee now holds its
sessions behind closed doors.
ACTORS are reported starving in
London. Perhaps a suggestion that
some of them return to their legiti
mate vocations as farm hands and
hash slingers might not be out of
AN American has just wed a French
girl who saved his life In the war
zone, he having been twice sentenced
to death as an alleged spy. Now it
is hoped he will prove that he was
Grief for Hand-Holderc
Great grief and lamentations! The
favorite "spooning preserve" of the
city has been violated by an unthink
ing and hard-hearted city council.
No longer will Muscatine beaux hold
hands with Muscatine belles on the
famous "high steps" near Bellevue
hospital that is they won't if they
care who sees them for this sacred
place has been robbed of its attri
butes. For untold years, young people
here and hereabouts, have wandered
to the "high steps," picked out a soft
pine seat and proceeded to hold
hands and gaze soulfully out across
the Father of Waters. But It's all
over now. From now on hence, there
will be "nobody home" on the "high
steps." For many years the only
light thrown on the scene was a
dimly burning gas affair, placed at
such an angle as to not greatly inter-1
fore with the aforementioned beaux
and belles, and which, incidently, did
interfere greatly with ordinary folks
who were In great danger of stum
bling over a love-lorn pair locked in
each other's arms. The stern city
dads, thoughtlessly no doubt (?), have
placed one of the brilliant electric
street lamps directly above the steps
and when the current Is turned on, it
will be possible to sit on the steps and
read a newspaper. As an out-of-doors
library, the steps will probably prove
popular but as a rendezvous for the
lovesick, they will be decidedly de
NORA Bayes says she fooled the
newspapers by not taking the final
UI',1f5n while she 'as 111 in London
Jtather, we would say, Nora would
have fooled the newspapers had she
ACCORDING to evidence coming out
at a trial at Freeport all you need to
be a successful faith healer is a flow
ing Vandyke beard. False alfalfa will
not work, however.
Red Heads Winners.
Cheer up. r - heads. Red hair is a
fine thing to have.
When it's a girl who has red hair it
sets' susceptible male hearts to patter
ing like rain on a tin roof.
When it's a police desk sergeant it
makes him easy to find. A St. Louis
visitor to Chicago went to a police sta
tion to ask directions and was so
pleased with the sergeant's courtesy
that he sent him a postal card. He had
neglected to get the sergeant's name,
however, so addressed the card to
"A Red-Headed Desk Sergeant. Chi
cago." Chief Gleason had the card sent to
all the red-headed desk sergeants in
Chicago, and It was claimed yesterday
by Sergeant James Regan of Desplalnes
Ballot on Bossle.
(Port Angeles. Wash.. Tribune-Times.)
Cow Election Notice. Notice is
hereby given that the question as to
whether or not cows for milking will
be allowed to run at large within the
city of Port Angeles will be submitted
to the electors to decide by ballot at
the primary election to be held in this
city on the 10th day of November. 1914.
A separate ballot will be cast by each
voter in addition to the nominating
ballot, and will be placed In a separate
box. which will be supplied for that
purpose. The counting and returns
of the voters to decide this question
will be made and returned by the pri--mary
election officers and in the same
iu in me Mine
nner as required for the primary
Hen Hicks Says
The louder some men talk the less
The wiser the man the more he
learns from observation and less
J. M. C.
The Daily Story
The Good the 111 Wind Blew By Virginia Biair.
Copyrighted, 1914, by ARoi?ated Mrerarjr curcau.
"Nothing could be more
nate." saW Miss Cyntbiu.
Mar.ie agreed dejectedly.
bnrt come at any other time.
"She will expect to be entertained."
Miss Cynthia chimed In.
Marie, tying on ber veil before the
mirror, decided: "We can hove noma
good times with the girls. But there
won't be any men. and Constantia
can't exist without men."
"Nonsense." salel Miss Cynthia.
"She'll have to when she comes to Hil
ton." Mazie talked the situation over later
with Serena Sears.
"You see. 1 met Constantia at the
seashore the summer I went with the
Merrills, and I bad lovely clothes, and
we lived at the best hotels and did
everything In the most approved way.
"I told Constantia that when I was
at home with Aunt Cynthia I didn't
have all the advantages and that my
outlns with the Merrill was Just their
farewell treat before they went
abroad. But Constantia can't under
stand what life at Hilton is, and she
will expect a gay time."
"Well, It's an 111 wind that blows
nobody any good," said Serena senten-
tlously. "Perhaps she will Hven ns tip
"Constantia conld liven tip a nnn
nerv." Mazie told her. "but Hilton Is
Letters coming from Constantia told
of ber preparations.
"She is getting lots of pretty clothes."
Mazie reported to Serena, "and where
is she going to wear them?"
But Serena, true to her name, would
not worrj-. "She will delight our eyes
with them." she said. "I haven't seen
an up to date gown for so long that
I'd rather gaze on it than on a Rem
brandt." The day of Constantla's arrival Ma
zie put the big old fashioned bonse in
order, while Aunt Cynthia baked de
Serena Sears came in the afternoon.
"If Constantia hasn't the good taste to
enjoy this lovely old room and Annt
Cynthia's tea and muffins and cocoanut
cake she's a benighted individual." said
"But think of Constantia trailing pale
bine broadcloth on this old rug!" wail
Mazie walked to the station, but she
brought Constantia back in the only
cab the town afforded. It was shabby
and ramshackle, but the little horse
was plump, and so was the driver.
"We feed people and animals well in
Hilton." Mazie explained to Constan
tia- "Eating is our only diversion."
Constantia dimpled. "I think Hilton
is dear," she emphasized.
But after they had driven a little way
she said suddenly, "Mazie Langley, I
don't believe I have seen a single man
since we left the station."
"There aren't any," Mazie informed
ber. "I warned you. I told you in my
letters that HUton was deadly dull."
Constantla's laugh rippled. "Oh, you
goosle," she said, "as if I cared! It
will be a rest, if the girls are nice a
sort of bachelor girls paradise." ,
Mazie nodded- "There is nothing for
men to do in tbese Hampshire hills,"
she said, "and except a few merchants
and the minister and tbe doctor there
"Well. I wish Bobble Dwyer could
hear that." Constantia murmured.
"Who is Bobbie Dwyer?" Mazie de
manded. "Bobbie." Constantia explained, with
elaborate and strangely earnest scorn
fulness. "Is a lord of creation. I was
engaged to him until one day be tried
to dictate to me! Then, of cours, I
broke It off and told him there were
some worse things than being an old
maid, and he flung back at me that he
should live single, for be could never
trust a woman again, and then I told
him that an old maid was happier
than a bachelor, and be said if I tried
it I'd Jn& out, and. oh, I wish you had
heard us!" And in spite of the trag
edy of ber recital Constantia laughed.
"And I'm glad there aren't any men
here I hate them!"
Marie's face glowed. "We will have
a lovely time if you feel that way."
Just then the ramshackle cnb round
ed a curve, and there was tbe old
house, with Aunt Cynthia at the win--dow
and tbe light shining out behind
ber. and they went in and had tea
and muffins and little cakes, and Ma
zie feasted her eyes on the picture
Constantia made in ber modish gown.
The next day Serena Sears came
"Mazie told tue how pretty you
were." she sold quaintly, "and I told
her I'd rather see j-ou thnn a picture,
but you are better than a whole art
And that afternoon a lot of girls
came, pretty and fluttering creatures,
who huns about Constant!.! ndmir
"I love girls' she said when they
bad gone nway.
That night more girls enme. and In
the afternoon there was u girls' ten,
and nt nlgbt a feminine pnlaxy cnnie
over nnd sat around the fire nnd pop
ped corn and sang college soors.
When Conntantiu nnd Mnrle went to
bed tbnt night the pretty guest re
markenl. "I love girls." but her voice
lacked eager enthusiasm.
Several days later Serena Sears gave
"Of course there won't be any men."
she said, "but we can all dress up and
dance with each other, and the glrla
are crazy to see that white chiffon of
But when Constantia was arrayed in
all her glory Khe surveyed herself
thoughtfully lu the mirror. "It seems
a Silt wasted." she murmured. "Bobble
HlwiIVS I M.-Aii mu In xi'lil,..
.The dance was not a great success, 1
It lacked something, nnd (Tint sv,in.
tblni; ConHtnntia s;iid equivocally wag
In the days that followed the gir!
still fluttered and admired, btit Con
stantla looked at theiu with specula
"It's a pity." she said over the tea.
cups to Mnzie, "that so many lovely
girls should not marry."
"I thought old rn.iiiJisrn was the ban.
piest state, Mazie ventured.
"Of course, for me," Constant!) navi
hastily, "but for you and Serena and
b.Vbers oh, you ought to meet some
And all that evening she was dreamy,
and before she went to bed she wrote
Then she planned to give a 'cotillon
before she left town.
"I will have tbe favors and refresh
ments sent out from tbe city." she
said. "Everybody here has been n
kind that I want to be hostess before
Aunt Cynthia was induced to cos
sent, and the girls of Hilton got oof
their best gowns.
When tbe caterer came with his boat
of assistants Aunt Cynthia sought Con
stantia in a great state of excitement
"You have ordered far too much," the
There was a faraway look in Con.
stantia's eyes. "They will eat it np,"
"But girls have such delicate appe
tites," Aunt Cynthia protested
"Oh, girls!" Constantia murmured
and dropped the subject
But when she came downstairs to
greet her guests she was so radiantly
beautiful in pink and silver, with her
eyes like stars, that Mazie caught her
breath as she looked at ber.
"Constantia!" she cried. "What has
Just then from without came tbe
"honk, honk" of a motor born, which
was echoed by another and another,
and as Mazie flung open the door, with
tbe bevy of pretty girls behind her,
there rolled up to tbe step a big red
car in which were-half a dozen radiant
youths, and in the second car and In
the third and tbe fourth, so that in all
there were twenty-four men to mates
the twenty-four girls that Constantia
"I told Bobble to bring them," Con
stantia said as she made the Introduc
tions, and when they had all danced
away together she said to Bobbie
Dwyer, who was banging over her
adoringly. "Men have their place at a
"How about husbands?" he demand
ed very promptly and authoritatively.
Constantia dropped her lashes over
her happy eyes. '"Oh, well," she capit
ulated, "I should hate to condemn you
to bachelorhood, Bobby, dear."
But it was Serena who summed
things up when three months later
half a dozen engagements were an
nounced in Hilton, among them Ma
zie's and ber own.
"I told you tbe ill wind would blow
some good," she said. "It blew Cupid -into
Hilton with Constantia."
A Costly Mineral.
The number of rare minerals found
to exist in Tasmania is constantly be
ing added to, and the latest addition is
molybdenite, which is used in the
manufacture of "molybdenum steel,"
to which it gives a special hardness
and toughness that make it suitable
for use in propeller shafts, guns and
boilers. It is also used to a lesser extent
in the making of pottery, glass and
other things. The price of molybdenite
Is now $2,500 a ton, or nearly four
times the present price of tin- Argo
naut A Gentleman.
"On the whole, the finest gentleman
I have ever met," says a writer In the
Unpopular Review, "was the Japanese
Samurai and art critic, the late Oka
kura Kakuzo. I recall as vividly his
courteous and expectant silences as I
do his always eloquent and brilliant
discourse. Indulgent to the small talk
of others, he declined to share it. If
he ever- gave utterance to a mere
prejudice or to any petty personal con
cern, it was not in my hearing. He
appeared to husband himself until the
talk should take a wide impersonal
range, and then his comment was
fervent and illuminating. A noted
American poet critic has somewhat
similar habits. His prolonged si'.ences
are comfortable, even deferential, h:s
rare speech instinct with sympathetic
understanding with men and books
and nature. The late John 1-aFarge,
who wa3 in congenial society a con
tinuous talker, offered an interesting
equivalent for reticence in the allu
siveness of his touch and in a beau
tiful perception of the kind of sympa
thetic response you would have made
had you not been better occupied .in
listening to him. He had what most
free talkers signally lack, perfect
Lady (to trump) How dare you
come here agaiu after I had forbidden
you to call on a previous occasion.
Tramp Begging your ladyship's 8ra-
cious pardon, but my secretary rauhi
have forgotten to tick you name off
my visiting list. Kxchange.
The darker the day the clearer the
call for you to shine.
Nov. 1 1 in American
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and ploitfer wm-IhI reformer- oa
equal suit nit; 1st. died: Uru 1 '
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