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When a man has come to the Turnstile of
Night ail the creeds of the world seem to him
wonderfolly alike and colorless. Rudjard
No men living are more worthy to be trusted
than those who toil up from, poverty; none less
inclined to take or touch Taught which .ther
have not honestly earned. Lincoln.
Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feelin'?
The World's HlgHeet Paid Woman
WOMAN who has Just returned
from s loss Journey to the Far
East said to me the other day:
' "Do yon know what is almost the
- strongest Impress urn rr.aJe on me by
my whole trip? It fs a homely lesson
In thrift, and I did not ret It from the
frugal Oriental!, but from my own
Country people.
: t -JSverywhere I met Americans
ennning themselves In the warmth of
Southern California, splashing around
In the Jeweled waters at Honolulu,
drinking tea and gossiping with trav
elers from the Back of Beyond In the
Grand Hotel of Yokohama, puking
around the curio shops In Peking
and three-fourths of these Americans,
yes. nine-tenths or mem who wtre
traveling for pleasure, were fat. gray-
headed; prosperous, middle-aged cou-
. "Occasionally there was a young
son or daughter along hut not often.
' Most-of them were Just oldish married
:. folks who In their late fifties or
early sixties were taking the honey
moon trip that they had been too poor
to take SS years before.
'.-I talked to dozens of these couples
lad always they told me practically
- the same story.
4 "'Mother and I were married when
" we were Terr young and hadnt a
split Cansdtsn dime between us, the
stalment furniture man. They are
shaving around the sixties, snd they
are old and worn and broken, and the
only trips they will ever take will be
to the poorhouse and in a cheap
hearse to a cheap cemetery.
"And I thought of another couple
about the age of these middle aged
Joy trippers who started out In matri
mony with a nice, comfortable little
fortune. It was one of those de
moralizing wads of money that are
Just enough to make a man feel that
be doesn't have to work unless he
wants to, and that are not big enough
to be waste proof. Honest to good
ness, the best luck a young fellow can
have Is either to have a billion dollars
or not a penny.
"Well, at any rate, this young
couple let their money make them lazy
and extravagant, the man trusted his
business affairs to his subordinates
and let his employes rob and waste,
and his wife got bitten with the so
ciety bug and became a reckless
spender trying to keep up with people
ten times as rich as she was. And the
result was that by the time they were
middle aged the sheriff sold them out,
and now they are the most forlorn snd
miserable old people you ever caw.
Tor there is nothing else on earth
so pathetic as impoverished old age
old age without the comforts it needs,
bid age without hope of any good for
tune ever coming to it, old age that
is forced to eat the bitter bread of de
pendence, and take grudging charity,
1 thought of these piteous old
couples that I know, the ones who
trusted them with these other' middle
aged couples who had worked and
saved in their youth and who are now
so happy and prosperous, and 1
thought, what a lesson in thrift!
"And I thought that practically life
offers us a choice of whether we will
indulge ourselves in our youth or in
our old age; .whether we'd rather have
an easy Job when we are in our twen
m w sjs mr
. man - would say. with a
wtt SkvtVl srfwsfrMi eaftfl Was, tvti Is1 flTk Ot1l I .
"'r:: rL , I frfvoled in their youth, and I con-
it was skimpy living and hard bust-
11ns: in those days
; "1 was at the store before 7 o'clock
every morning and I stayed in it until
11 o'clock at night, ana motner was
up an hour before me and gave me a
hot breakfast that she baa ; cooxea
with her own' nands, ' and when I
went to sleep she was patching my
' trousers or washing my shirt so that
X could look - neat and respectable
' in m to work the next day. And we
"counted the. pennies and pinched eV'
ery dollar until we made the eagle
scream. In. agony, and about- the only
amusement we indulged ourselves In
was watching; the little savings bank
? account rrow.v .-t r
r?That policy of work and saving
: won out then as It always has won
' out snd always will win out. It wasn't
- long beore I was able to ; get an in
- tereit in the business., and after, a
t while we moved over on the sunny
side of easy street Now our ehli
"dren are grown and married and set
i tied, - and so a year ago or- two I
turned the business over to the boys
: and I said to mother that after this
we would Just put in the balance of
our lives enjoying ourselves and tak
; leg the trips and doing the things
we cidnv nave tns tuns ; nor xne
money to do when,we"wert young.'
. '"And every time I looked at these
courles wiih their, placid, contented
faces that beamed -with that surety
' of well being, that only the posses
' sion of a . safety : deposit vault full
of gilt-edeged. securities -can give, I
thought to myself, surely, after all.
Yirture is Its own reward.-: and if
you want to , be happy and comf or-
table when yon - are old yon - must
practise thrift when yon are young.
"And my mind- would go back to
, other couples that I knew st home
people-about the same age as these
.One couple that I knew very well had
- started life on the same capital of
nothing but love and health and youth.
But the man always worked with one
eye on the dock and a -settled " de
termination that he was not going to
do one lick more that he was paid tor.
and his wife had ted him out of paper
bags and bought shoddy ready-made
. clothes- tor the family because she
couldn't see any sense in a woman
tl&risj herself to death over the cook
store and sewing- machine.
"And they have never, in all the
years since they have been married.
been ctte even with the landlord or
the cutler or the grocer or the in-
ties, or be able to retire from bust
ness when we are in our sixties;
whether we'd rather go to all sorts of
little foolish shows and parties when
we are young or to go around the
world when we are middle aged.
"One thing is certain, we can't est
our cake when we are young and still
have it when we are old. It we spend
every cent as we go along no miracle
makes it grow into a competence for
our age. And age comes. It's the one
certain thing in an uncertain world.
and it is up to every young couple
who sre starting out in life to
decide for themselves whether it is
to be fat snd comfortable or lean and
"Of course it seems that on one but
a fool could fail to realize the wisdom
of practising thrift in their youth in
order to be happy when they are old
Youth Is such a Joy of itself that it
needs no gilding. When one's figure
is lissome snd willowy, and one's
cheeks sre roses, and one's eyes are
diamonds, ' one doesn't need fine
clothes to set off one's beauty,- but
when one is old and gray headed and
fat, one needs all arts and artifices of
the best tailor and dressmaker. When
the blood races through one's veins,
and Just living is a delight in itself,
one needs nothing to add to the inter
ests of existence, but when one grows
old one needs travel and change, new
sights, new people, new ideas to stim
ulate one's thoughts.
That is why I wished that every
young married couple could see my
gray headed old globe-trotters, whe
were having such a good time collect
ing dividends on the thrift they-had
practised in their youth. It might
stimulate them to go and do likewise.'
(Copyright, 1917, by The Wheeler
Syndicate, Inc.)
Dorothy Dix's articles appear . regu
larly in this paper every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
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Uses OX Talcum
D. J. mwri m a letter some time xink tbm uy wits u utt
ago. and. in a postscript uked me to "i wtrtsnet pjsr
devoU one Chat to the nses of tal- g..tt l,l.:n "li auaixd. mi-
wrote, and taxed 12 taleusi powder
would stop rip the pores, and if
lavish use of tt were harmful.
Pare talcum la never harmful, and;
Is not apt to clog vp the pores, at
least, to any great extent It if used
for babies skins, and if doctors ad
vise It for this. It surely cannot hurt
the tougher cuticle of the grown
person, -r-
As a general thing; t -would not
advise talcum for the face, for the
powder which cornea for this pur
pose Is txsually liner, and In conse
quence less visible. . But ' for the
neck, the armpits, the body, the feet.
i talcum is always cool and - re
freshing. , , .
. Except for those. whose skins ex
nde unusually strong' perspiration, a
dash of talcum under the arms when
dressingand over the feet or Into
the shoes, is sufldent to hide all
traces of sweatiness. . Shoes feel
more comfortable if talcum has been
poured over the feet before they are
put on, clothing will not chafe the
skin. If tt has been powdered first.
- The nicest way to nse It Is direct
ly after the morning bath, when the
neck snd ehoulderv arms and feet
the whole body, 12 yon wishare
lightly rubbed over with .a large
powder pad, on which the talcum
has been sprinkled." In summer this
Is particularly cooling and refresh
ing; but new that autumn days are
here, so zrach talcum Is not
cnecessary.' ' ' . , . ,
. x dainty Idea Is to adopt one spe
cial perfume, snd. have face and tal
cum powder, extract . and toilet
water, all of thia. Perfume must be
very delicate hese days, ' the light
sprinkling of the talcum gives Just
. enough fragrance to be. pleasant.
Qncsiions and
tfy Jtn pinttri grmt M2, fiveie0eS
fjijMUMMeevr. cw. im me
Geaerou te cf tvtet-HMWng
powder odd : to a wotace's
dlnetieai. Ce Mt
iMdly taaaeS leaUsr.
To U K Tea ca bUaek tae taa from
yrar face. X vfU b plMd t Mad.ym
Ue formula for a Meat u4 ateo aa z
aUaat emm ud 70a may Saw roar Srac
(1st ft tt ns tf tm So sot car 4o d it
reoiMlf. ' Most pooyle oejoy doing It for
UoduoIvm. - Send a otampod, addrostod
Ctlszzit IXl was to poorbealtb
f tworears, czzi fcy adlislaeeasat-
ana anrinr sis
months of Uus time
was ender a doe-
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WASHINGTON, D. &, Aug. 20.
in' a strong plea for the. elimination
A .It . M - . a. . . art
rtT-fisS and for more strict economy in their
Herbert c Hoover, administrator
food control, declared last night
cla Cam. utt the unuea sutes and the Allies
ccund and it mari i face the danger of defeat for. the lack
ne feel like a new J nunorea nuiuon nnsneis of wheat,
woman. I am en-Having; pointed oat the menace that
Crehr ' relieved of confronts the nations and the Allied
the - disDlaeement I Dowers he then' annealed for areaifir
periodic pains. I conservatism in . the use of wheat
uuui. iiu f avyeu s uireciea xo
n t" 1 r"A Va 1 v"1" "un mun done ne
V- .-riae&Sl JSf msl,U' "d this Is what he urged op-
- ,- 5 -l mecane every v(. a.
1 r crtsndscf womeol m preacn
1 1 '.- 1 witS I
- t!?cration, irrey-
. : ' -3, tsckache, that
- - -'
r- -"r' ' Report was made Satnrdav bv Al.
' - adriee write I aaw tJawwin. iml. to the . pubUc
; iif&tfo Co. fcona-1 ntllltles commission that a brakeman
',00 the - Kahulul railroad. Maul, was
Lf 7 p cnosxtB tnawe every man, woman and child In
r-J ! t .Jjts r..z to reessrmend Lydia land. It ' U possihle. he - said.
' ' - uompoGaa w every person In : the United
I -, ' t r:CT jrl-t7" "?Pito save several pounds of flour
. rr',tl k,e 1 week, or at least ft can be saved
m- 9 e er m w wa nuu liiiier iiiia.1 - mi. la m. a . 1
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NEW YORK, N. Y.. Aug. 20. In
the great aggreshre which the Ten
tons have conducted on the east
front, following the sudden collapse
of the Russian morale, Berlin asserts
that since July 19, the forces of the
Central Powers have made prisoners
of 665 officers, 41,300 men, 257 large
guns, 548 machine guns, 139 mine
throwers, 50,000 rifles, 25.000 gas
masks 14 armored ears, .15 motor
lorries, two armored trains, six load-
ed railway trains, 28 locomotives, 218
railway , cars and several aeroplanes.
In the far . east activity . on the
part of both the Russians and the
Turks ' wss Teported yesterday, both
being on the offensive in different
parts of the Caucasus.
In the region of Kharput the Rus
sians occupied a Turkish village while
the Russians retired in the Mosul re
gion. .
killed this morning while switching
cars. News of the accident was sent
here - by wireless from Maui. . The
name of thbrakeman is not stated in.
the message.-
Thinks Bill Now Before Con
gress Provides for Plebiscite
to Determine Question
That the hill relating to woman
suffrage for Hawaii, as introduced in
congress recently, allows the legis
lature of the territory to call a plebis
cite on the question, or else empowers
the legislature to allow the women
to vote on the same terms as the
men, is the opinion of Senator A. L.
"By the same terms as the men, I
mean that the women given the vote
shall be citlxens 21 years of age,"
aays Senator Castle. "Naturally, un
der the Republican pledge, I was in
favor of woman .suffrage and If the
legislature had seen fit to follow the
lead, of the senate, this question
might have been settled by now..
"The senate proposed that we me
morialise congress requesting a
change in the organic act allowing
women to vote on the same terms as
the men. This was a clear-cut propo
sition but was beaten by the house of
representatives, which insisted on
some such proposition as has gone be
fore congress. Rather than whlpsaw
the whole subject, the senate, after
the defeat of its bill, indorsed the
congressional bill.
"The bill in congress really has
the effect of postponing woman suf
frage, although it is of course better
than nothing. Under this bill the
next legislature, in 1919, may have
a plebiscite on the subject. This could
have been done by the last legisla
ture, and the result submitted to con
gress for action, the vote being an
expression of opinion by the people
of Hawaii.
"However, the same people who
killed the senate plebiscite bill on
prohibition, if consistent, would have
voted against a plebiscite on Woman
suffrage on the flimsy theory that this
legislature cannot call a plebiscite.
If the congressional bill Is passed
retaining a clause allowing the legis
lature to act on the question without
a plebiscite, then woman suffrage un
questionably would pass at the next
"There are many who would want
to further prolong the question and
would talk about a plebiscite 'to learn
the will of the people,' but If both par
ties are clear in their planks on this
subject, the matter should be dis
posed of satisfactorily to the women.
Again the warning is sounded that
German submarines are being dis
guised with sails to resemble sailing
vessels and thus the more readily
approach . close to their victims with
out being discovered.
An oil tank steamer which arrived
here yesterday warned the port offi
cials that there Is a German subma
rine off the Atlantic coast and sail
ing east that is so disguised. The
warning has been telegraphed to all
other Atlantic ports and departing
vessels are warned to be on their
guard against any craft, whether
steam or sail, that they may sight.
Taking as his subject "Food and
Agricultural Prospects," Dr. John M.
Westgate, agronomist in charge of
the U. S. agricultural experiment sta
tion, addressed the members of the
In line with the. general policy that
the funds of the Red Cross are always
open to the scrutiny of the puDiio? tne
War Relief Committee will at the end
of each week publish a list showing
the donors 'and the amount of cash
received during rthat week. Pledges
m&v have come in also, but these
amounts will only appear when ac
tually collected. If, for any reason,
the donor does not desire his name
published, it will be given as
"Friend" if he so desires or so in
structs the committee.
"Subscriptions to the Hawaiian Al
lied War Relief should,: now that the
body has combined with the War Re
lief Committee, be paid in direct to
the War Relief Committee.- This com
mittee will in turn see that sufficient
funds are paid over to the ladies for
the continuation of their work. This
does not mean that the ladies sub
scribing should now cease their do
nation, ; but rather that more should
be paid In so that the work may be
enlarged," sajt Treasurer A. L.
'The larger, part of the monthly
receipts will be paid in to the 'Red
Cross War Fund, William G. Mc-
Adoo, Treasurer.' This war fund
will be administered by the war coun
cil appointed by the president of the
United States, consisting of Henry
P. Davison, chairman, Cornelius N.
Bliss, Jr., Edward N. Hurley, Gray
son M. r. Murphy, Charles D. Nor
ton. William H. Taft and Eliot Wads
worth. The personnel of this com
mittee is of itself a sufficient guar
antee that the moneys will be hon
estly and efficiently administered.
Mr. Davison, who has been released
by J. P. Morgan & Co. for the period
of the war, is an expert financier,
and no finer or better man could be
appointed for the difficult task of
spending efficiently the hundreds of
millions of dollars that will be neces
sary to carry on Red Cross work
throughput the United States and
Europe in connection with the war.
It was he who proposed and success
fully financed the recent $114,000,000
subscribed for the 'Red Cross. Peo
ple of Hawaii can thus be assured
that their money will be spent where
it is most needed."
Following Is the statement up to
August 18, 1917:
Total receipts, October, 1915, to
August 1, 1917, $188,673.05.
Donations Since August 1
Halekulani children, $19; M. H.
Wadman, $10; Ewa Plantation em
ployes. $119; L. N. MacComiskey,
$10; Enhackl Komoto, $5; Mrs. F
C. Lowrey, $50; Audit Co. of Ha
waii, $125; Mary A. Richards. $15:
Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd., $100
Maui Agricultural Co., $500; Kahuki
Plantation Co. $75; Hawaiian Suga.
Co., $500; McBryde Sugar Co., $100
Oahu Sugar Co., $250; Pioneer Mil
Co., $250; Kekaha Sugar Co., $200
Waimea Sugar Co., $50; Lihue Plan'
tation, $r50; Koloa Sugar Co., $100
A. N. Sanford, $20; W. R. Castle. $75;
Mrs. W. R. Castle. $25; Beatrice Cas
tle, $25; A. L. Castle. S25- Mr. a
L. Castle. $25: A. Waiter m-' r'
Buffet, $100: Marie K Hnl.t is'.'
W. A. Green well, $10; H G Winkley,
. . u Finkboner. $1; Ah Mou, 15.
mm sweets
Go Straight And
Work Is Courts
Mandate To Girl
"Go to work," commanded Circuit
Judge Heen in Juvenile court Satur
day. "We are going to watch you
and if you dont work and earn a de
cent living so that yon can support
yourself and your children, then we
will put you in a place where the law
provides women of your type shall
The young Portuguese girl who sat
opposite the judge hung her head and
"Why did you change your name?"
questioned the Judge.
"Because I didn't want my husbsnd
hanging snound my doorstep," an
swered the girl.
"And von took the name of the Man
whb paid for the silk clothes you are
wearing," said the Judge.
"My husbsnd bought these silks,"
retorted the girl.
"Is that so?"
The judge told the girl she had bet
ter go to work.
"Oh, I don't care about going to
work," answered the girl.
"Of course you don't," asserted "the
Judge. "That's Just the trouble. You
like to wear silk clothes, don't you?
How can you afford those things?"
The girl did not answer. She Just
"It's a case of go straight hereafter.
young lady," the Judge concluded,
and well keep an eye on you and
see that you do."
Juvenile court officials are to in
vestigate a report to the effect that
a woman proprietor of a Honolulu
boarding house is now employing
young girls in various capacities who
are compelled to work from 12 to 14
hours a day. The man who made
the complaint has given his name as
F. J. De Clercq and his city address
as the Y. M. C. A. The official are
now waiting for the man to furnish
them with the name of the woman in
WAILUKU, Maui, Aug. 17. A sin
gle1 case of diphtheria in a Japanese
family at Kahulul is the first case of
any quarantinable disease on Maui for
rereral months. The case was report
ed last Monday.
Fully 500 Honolulu women hare res
ponded to the call of the food adminis
tration bureau and Signed, 'pledge .
cards agreeing to help in, the national
movement to conserve the food of the
fiatlnn . ftifa la : lha fnmraMMt . ffl
. . 11 mm .0 11 1. .' mv (. i.
which it is hoped by Food Adminis
trator Herbert Hoover to secure the
pledgee of 20.000,000 "women .; in the
United SUtes.' ' - . ; - , , ;; -The
cards for local signatures were
only distributed last Saturday. ' Post
master H. D. MacAdam thinks that the
Honolulu women have made a very
creditable showing for .the first .week,
hut wants to urge those who hare not
yet signed to do so. He believes that
an effort to conserve the food import-
ea nere snowa-De unaenaxen ,
Besides the cards which were sixned
in Honolulu and returned to the post
master are 'the, pledges which have
oeen secureo oy outsiae postmasters, v
In addition to this there is also be
lieved to have been many pledge cards
sent direct to Washington to the food
administration bureau with, 10 cents -
inclosed for the insignia of the .bu
reau. . ,
The Honolulu postmaster has order
ed 2500 window placards, which show.
membership in the national move
mnt fnr dtntribtition here anion sr the
women who sign the cards. He ex-
peers 10 receive luese iur auinouuon .
early In September.
PROF. T. SASAKI, assistant pro-
college, arrived in . Honolulu Friday
on a steamer from Japan. . ,
Vf fountain.. " 1
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It report is strong for prohibition;
I keeps your head clear and your
judgment cool.
Pink Lady and Ethel Barrvmore
Chocolates can be found at May's. In-
Chinese Oratorical association at 1:30 1 elude a box with your grocery order
sjssel H3" Asvdxess-(s8Mliyifcs
Year Liver Is the Best
Beauty Doctor
A doll yeOow, Efclew kin. or pimple mad
eraptioea, ate twin brother to ccmctipaiMa.
Bib. Mturt' owa kxathre. M getting intoyoar
blood OMted of paaeinc ovt Tw 7tes
k fthookL Hue is the treatment. i
ceaofal m for 50 yeai one Dill daUy
(tore only when aecenary).
Carter's little Mver
Fvta Ym
Onr Nfct
ftE! j, Jtt, rtilr-FercJ & l!::3 Garfcrs Irri FiZi
o'clock Sunday aiternoof
'when you xina: un 1-2-7-1. Adv.
Carter Medicine Comnany4 Murray St, New York.

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