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When the war is over, Germany's
peace proposals must be met as re
lentlessly as has been her war mak
ing. She lulled the world into a state
of unpreparedness "by protestations
that her armies were intended for the
preservation of the peace of the
world. It is inconceivable that the al
lies will again be deceived by the
same power and in a similar way.
The only way to keep the Huns peace
able is to render them incapable of
staging a fight. America must'be pre
pared for appeals to her generositg
and magnanimity, both abroad and at
home. The power of the Hohenol-K-rns
and the Hapsburgs must be
broken forever. There must be a
change in the German and the Aus
trian governments, or the central
powers must be disintegrated if the
v. orld is to be made safe for democ
racy. The colossal expenditure of blood
and treasure by democratic peoples in
the past four years must not go for
raught. It Is not enough that there
by we of this age escape German dom
ination. The work which we are now
doing must be made to last for ages
to come. A Hun peace offensive Is
almost due." Let us be prepared for U.
Hoover says that if the consump-
tion of food by 110,000,080 Americana
would only go back to what It was
before the war the problem of feeding
the alliesout of the surplus would be
instantly solved. Well, why doesn't
he put it up to them squarelyT They
have shown a disposition to do every
thing he has asked of them up to this
The zone postal system is reported
to ba producing exactly the result the
publishers predicted. Increased prices
of newspapers and magazines is the
first result. A second result, which
will be more apparent as time goes on,
is reduction of Income to the govern
ment. When a price is advanced be
yond all reason the effect is so to
curtail use as to reduce Income. This
haa already shown Itself In the de
creased revenue from postal cards
since the price has been doubled.
A capitalist is a man who produces
more than he consumes, saves the sur
plus and makes It earn him more.
This would be a sorry world If we did
not have excess producers, savers and
investers. Our revenue laws should,
of course, place the tax upon those
who are best able to pay, but care
should be exercised not to discourage
or destroy excess production, saving
and re-investment.
The German public was told that
the Americans would not be worth
considering as fighters until they had
been given four years' training In
France. But they really have been
tfoing very well for freshmen.
The United States treasury has ex
tended additional credits of $100,000,
000 to France, $9,000,000 toBelgtum,
and $3,000,000 to Serbia. The total
of credits advanced to our associates
In the war against Germany is now
Probably we shall never again hear
the national guardsmen called "tin
soldiers." They have proven them
selves to be men of Iron. It was the
"Rainbow" division of the national
guard that, on the Oureq, met and
defeated picked divisions of the Prus
sian and Bavarian guards.
, So strictly Is the food conservation
rule observed In the United States at
present, says the Christian .Science
Monitor, that it is all one can do to
obtain a pinch of sugar with one's or
der in a cafe. On the other hand, so
- loosely Is the food conservation rule
observed that one can obtain, by pay
ing,, all the candy one can carry away.
Perhaps the way to square these ap-
parent contradictions would bo to vis
it the candy shop before entering the
cafe. Yet, one may be in the position
where if he buy the candy ire will not
have enough money left to pay for the
meal. -.
It haa been discovered that the
fund to aid farmers in purchasing
seed wheat cannot be handled thru
the state banks. But Is there Any
thing to prevent the state bank from
becoming a part of the Federal Re
serve system?
President. Wilson haa placed at the
disposal of the treasury and agricul
tural departments $5,000,000 to en
able them to furnish aid to wheat
growers in certain sections of the
west who have lost twd- successive
crops by winter killing and drouth.
The Federal land banks will act as
financial agents of the government to
make and collect the loans.
This fund Is not Intended to be
lent to farmers who have banking
collateral; the action of the war
finance corporation In urging the
banks to finance such farmers and its
promise to support them in such
financing. It Is believed, will amply
provide for them.
Loans from this fund will be made
to Individuals who have not banking
collateral, and only where it Is neces
sary to enable a farmer to continue
to grow food products. The money
will be advanced upon the crop of
wheat or substitute grains planted on
the land, and no loan will be in ex
cess of JS per acre and no applicant
financed beyond 100 acres.
The use of the fund will be under
the joint control of the treasury and
department of agriculture; as the
machinery for the work is already In
existence, no substantial delay Is ex
pected. The sinking of American fishing
craft by German submarines may not
be so reprehensible as the bombing of
hospitals and churches but it M equal
ly ineffective from a, military stand
point. It merely serves to gratify the
Knn appetite for destruction.
The fourth liberty loan campaign
nill begin Saturday, September 28, and
close October 19. No American doubts
its success; no good American will fall
to contribute to Its success. The blood
cf our men fallen in Europe caiU to
us; our answer must be and will be
worthy of them and our country,
A little over a year ago there were
some $00,000 United States bondhold
ers; -there are now between 20,000k000
and 25,000,000. Awakened patriotism
has made the American people a sav
ing people, a bond-buying people. The
effect of the liberty loans on the na
tlonaKcharacter, on our national life,
on the individual citizen and on our
home life is immeasurable of Incal
culable benefit. Not less incalculable
is their effect on the destiny of the
world as our ships plow the seas and
our men and material' in Europe beat
back the Hun.
The United States entered the war
on April 6, 1917. Eighteen days later
by a practically unanimous vote con
gress passed the liberty loan bond
On May 2 the first liberty loan was
announced, on May 14 flie details
were made public, and on the 15th the
campaign began and closed one
month later. The Issue was for 12,-
000.000,000, the bonds bearing.? per
cent Interest and running for 15-30
years. Four and a half million sub
scribers subscribed for more than $3,-
000,000,000 of the bonds. Only $2,-
000,000,000 was allotted.. -
The outstanding features of the first
liberty loan were the promptness with
which it was arranged and conducted,
mo patriotism or the newspapers.
banks, corporations, organizations and
people generally ln working for Its
success, and the heavy over-subscrlp.
tion of more than B0 per cent.
The secopd liberty loan campalem
opened on October 1, 1917, and closed
on October 27. The bonds of this is
sue bear 4 per cent Interest and run
for' 10-25 years. It was announced
that $0 per cent of the oversubscrip
tion would be taken. .Nine million
subscribers subscribed to $4,617,532,
000 of the bonds, an oversubscription
of 54 per cent. Only $5,808,786,150
of the bonds were allotted.
inia campaign was marked with
the same enthusiastic support of the
public as its predecessor. The labor
and fraternal organizations were es
pecially active In this campaign, and
the women of the country did efficient
organised work which greatly contrib
uted to the success of the loan. The
men in the army and navy worked for
and subscribed largely to the loan.
The third liberty loan campaign
opened on April (, 1918, one year ex
actly after our entrance into the war,
and closed on May 4. The bonds of
this issue bear 4 It per cent Interest
and run for ten years, are not sub
ject to redemption prior to maturity,
and carry no conversion privilege. The
loan was announced for $3,000,000,
C00, but the right was reserved to ac
cept all additional subscriptions. Sev
enteen million subscribers subscribed
for $4,170,019,650 of the bonds, all of
which was allotted. " n
A great feature of this loan was its
very wide distribution among the peo
rle thruout the Union and the fact
that the country districts promptly
and heavily subscribed to the loan. In
a great measure making up their
quotas earlier than the' cities.
The Russian bear has been a long
time In emerging from his period of
hibernation but he is once more walk
ing abroad.
Washington, D. C
' J Why Both Increase.
Washington, D. C. Aug.' 12.
America occupies a leading place In
the civilized world in the production
of crime and insanity. It spends
enormous sums to capture and con
fine criminals and mental defectives,
without in the least diminishing the
number of them at large, or the
amount of damage they do. Its crim
inal raws, criminal courts and penal
Institutions are at least a quarter of
a century behind the times. In the.
light of modern scientific knowledge
they are practically and theoretically
That Is the gist of a report which
Dr. William J. Hickson, director of
the Psychopathic laboratory of the
Chicago municipal court has made to
Chief Justice Harry Olson. It is based
upon a study of over four thousand
criminals in the scientific laboratory
which Judge Olson and the judges of
the municipal court have established
in connection with the city courts of
Chicago, and is the first extensive
study of American crime and crim
inals which has ever been made, from
the viewpoint of modern medicine and
psychiatry. It offers jroof that nearly
all crime is committed by persons
mentally defective; that punishment,
other than death or life imprisonment,
does not act asa deterrent to crime
because the criminal is motivated b
impulses beyond his control; and that,
therefore, the whole theory of our
criminal law is wrong, and their effect
in preventing fundamental crime al
most negligible.
This report does not pretend to pre
sent a new theory of crime, but one
wnicn has been recognized and suc
cessfully practiced in Europe for more
than twenty years. Dr. Hickson has
been a student in leading European
crime clinics, and has merely brought
to America what has been tested and
proved abroad.
The report is especially significant
at this timi-, because the whole -unsolved
problem of the delinquent citi
zen has been brought sharply to the
fore by his induction into military
service. About two per cent of the
population is mentally defective, and
a large percentage of these two mil-1
lions of people are either actually or
potentially criminals. A defective in
civil life is dangerous, but in an armed
force hij prc-sence is a catastrophe.
Tet our government, when we entered
the 'war, ha3 neither method nor
trained men for identifying and elim
inating these recruits That is why we
nave heard, so much of soldier crime
and military executions.
;row the war department Is at work
on the problem. Under Major Te-kes
of the surgeon general's office, a sys
tem of mental tests has already been
instituted. These alone are Insuffi
cient; for the diagnosis of defectives
is a matter of medicine and pyschla-
try even more than of psychology. The
Chicago psychopathic laboratory has
worked - out a complete method Tor
making such diagnoses. The war de
partment is making a study of meth
ods, and steps are being taken to give
the American army and navy effectual
protection .'.gainst the delinquent and
the defective.
This government work In the diag
nosis of delinquents Is of the highest
importance for another reason. If
properly carried out, it will be no less
than a sifting and sorting of the male
population fAmerica. AncTThiS will
leave in government hands, tens of
thousands of insane and criminals,
who will have to be cared for; it will
bring the whole problem sharply to
the attention of the federal power.
This report of the Chicago Psycho
pathic laboratory is a challenge to
every city and to every citizen in the
United States. It"tells the taxpayer
that he is payii.g heavily for a police
force to catch criminals, for courts to
try them, for Jails, penitentiaries and
asylums to confine them, and that in
spite of all, crime is increasing. This
alone is proof, which any layman can
grasp, that our legal theory of crime
and punishment is somehow wrong.
The daily comedy of the courts is an
other proof. And the legal theory of
crime is bound to be wrong, as Doctor
Hickson points out, because the law
looks backward to precedents, the
older the better, disregarding the
progress of forward-looking science.
It sits facing the tail of its .donkey,
and triesto steer .its course by land
marks far behind, -i bile the traffic
ahead presents an ever-shifting prob
lem. The legal theory of crime and pun
ishment has the charm of simplicity.
It holds that if" a man commits a
crime and is punislied. he will refrain
from doing the same thing again, and
t"..at the example of his misfortune will
deter others from doing it. This
theory is undoubtedly applicable toJ.
normal persons. And the law also
recognizes insanity as a factor in
crime. It says that if a man is so
crazy that he cannot tell right from
wrong, it is useless to punish him for
This smug and comp'lete legal theory
of crime is of very ancient standing.
It is descended from the Biblical rule
of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth. It is supported by precedent
of the mor-t impressive kind. The
great law-givers of all time, from King
bolomon to the lord high chancellor
of England, have rendered their deci
sions in accordance with it.
But certain European scientists, by
the radical method of studying the
criminal asking him questions, learn
ing his heredity, sawing open his skull
and looking at his brain have ren
dered the wisdom of Solomon and the
Lord Hiph Chancellor practically neg
ligible. They have in effect thrown the
judge out of court.
They have shown, In the first place,
that only a very nma!l percentage of
crime is committed by normal persons;
that abnormal persons are not deter
red either by the experience or by ex
ample of punishment, betaruse they
are driven to crime by impulses be
yond their control; and that, there
fore, the punishment theory is not ap
plicable to them. This is also em-
plrically proved by the fact that nearly
all criminals are punished again and
acain without being reformed, and
without esy diminution In the vol
ume of crime committed.
Science shows that the legal theory
that a man should be punished for his
crimes, if he can distinguish "between
right and wroner. Is equally fallacious.
For many criminals afflicted with de
mentia praecox, for example, are well
aware what is criminal and what is
rot, but are inevitably driven to crime
by the impulses of their diseased
Furthermore, the taw. failing to see
the role which insanity plays, has
failed to provide any adequate means
of identifying insanity. The courts
I l 1 . . ...,11 in all onrla rtt dnMnm In
i . -"-'. . " "
give expert testimony as to the sanity
of persons on trial, and among these
are almost every sort except special
ists In criminal insanity. These doc
tors nearly always disagree.
We have even had the spectacle of
a man who Is declared insane and
dangerous in one state and perfectly
sane in another. The attempts of bar
and bench to deal with the problems
of insanity in relation to crime have
simply disgusted the public and caused
it to lose faith in the scientific diag
nosis of delinquents.
The law cannot be said to nave
progressed in its attitude toward
crime, but It haa passed thru various
phases. Long ago it generally Killed
the offender. At one time there were
on the English statute books 165
crimes . punishable by death, includ
ing such minor ones as stealing a
pig, or three shillings. But this rig
orous punishment was abandoned,
because, altho it certainly deterred
the immediate ' offender, it did not
prevent crime. In modern times the
opposite sentimental theory, that the
criminal Is a hard-used person and
needs but a few kind words, has had
its innings. Criminals have been put
upon their honor, adopted, wept over
and prayed for. Sobbing juries ac-
quit beautiful ladles who murder
their husbands. Malefactors turn
poet or novelist and win acclaim in
the public press. But crime still in
creases. m
The environmentalists are another
modern school. They assert that the
slums with their bad air, their vice
and dirt are what make criminals.
These people can tell you how many
pool-rooms there are to the block In
the East side, and how many bars,
and how many front bedrooms and
how many back. Undoubtedly all
these things have a share in the mak
ing of criminals; but they are second
ary. The primary thing which makes
a man a criminal is a lesion in his
brain, and he may have Inherited that
fronv an ancestor who was deported
trom Europe in colonial days.
Tfie nub of the trouble is that neithAl
er society nor the law has ever asked
that fundamental question, which
science has now answered: Why is
man criminal? Law and society have
sought to cure a disease without diag
nosing it. The process is about as log
ical as an attempt to cure leprosy
witn vaseline, or to heal a man shot
thru the stomach by sticking a piece
or court plaster over the Tound.
Indeed, the tre.,' lent of crime Is
passing tnVu much the s.me evolution
as medical science has already passed
thru. For a long time doctors tried
to cure all ailment.-? by a.tacking the
symptoms. Then cime the theory of
preventive medicine of learning "the
nature of a "disease and preventing its
occurrence and mo' cil science pro
gressed more in ten ycr.rs than it had
in half a century before.
Now science has set out to learn the
nature of crime as it learned the na
ture of "locate. It hr-s asked itself the
question: "Why 's man criminal?"
In Europe the question rno been an
swered and the answer proved cor
rect. There, tho ere cf preventive
justice (to invent a term) has arrived.
I America the treatment of crime is
still in a state cor'-espo:idi"ng to that
in the evolutirn of medical science
w .en the leech r.nd the blood cup
were standard remedies.
Seventy million dollars worth of ice
was manufactured in this country last
year. Judging by the chunk I get on
my doorstep every morning for
quarter, seventy million dollars worth
isn t so much ice after .all.
Impoalable things
Are transpiring today,
Tom Sharkey haa gone
With the T. Mi C. A.
The crown prince has decided to
fight it out to the last ditch, if he has
to keep digging ditches all the way to
The C. P., by the way, has been
grinding out poetry lately. One ot
his latest effusions runs along as fol
father, dear father, come home with me
now, .
The clock in Rhelms' steeple strikes one
You said you were coming right home
irom ma war
As stTbn as the battle was done.
Come borne, come home. i
..O father, dear Inther. come borne.
Say. what are we sticking around for?
We can walk .now, but soon we must run.
Private Hackberry. of the th
regiment, national army, was rescuing
a young woman from drowning at
Cape May yesterday and was swim
ming toward shore with the young
lady under his right arm when he met
his captain swimming out. The pri
vate at once saluted, being obliged to
drop the young lady, who was so In
dignant that she insisted upon swim
ming ashore without further assist
ance. Sherman was not far wrong.
The kaiser has nut all his convicta
in the army before the American
front, thereby giving them the death
penalty instead of straight imprison
The Guardian of Holland.
The Dutch mother who wishes to
ward off measles and scarlet fever
from her child does not hang a charm
or an asafetlda bag about its neck.
She tries to get a stork to take up
lodging in the chimney of her house,
or at least close to the hot se. To
have a stork on the premises Is be
lieved to be a precaution against con
tagious disease and lightning, and s
a general sign of good fortune to the
Whether the storks of Holland are
aware of their power who can say?
Certainly they seem to know that the
Dutch are their friends, for each
spring they fly from their winter
home in Egypt straight to Holland
and their old nests. They are par
ticular about having the same location
and prefer repairing a hopelessly
' dilapidated nest to building a new one.
The return- of the stork and his
mate brings great joy tw a Dutch
home, whether a lonely little farm
house or a city mansion; while the
failure vf a pair to come agai:
is n
of these venerated birds would brinr
down the curse of the ancient mari
ner on the slayer, for the stork
would hang, figuratively speaking,
around his neck for many a year. He
would be a mr.rk of contempt and
disgrace i:i the community. Holland
gives her national bird a home, a pro
tection, and sincere liking. In return,
the stork eats insects and reptiles and
lends Its infulence for good to the
house of it selection.
Esther's Career.- ..
'Miss Moore, you have a wonderful
voice. Tou can easily win a career
with It." J. Edward Rullfaon. instruc
tor in vocal music, in a wide-awake
western town, spoke with a warmth he
rarely showed.
Esther Moore listened with a nusn
on her cheek and a brilliant gleam In
her eyes. And as she listened, she
smiled in anticipation of the honors
she would win. '
That evening Esther and Roland
Lewis went to the theater together.
For some reason or other there
seemed to be a slight difference be
tween this and previous evenings. Es
ther was rather restrained in her con
versation. Roland was plainly puz
zled. He strove to dispel the cold
ness. But he was not successful.
A lieht suDDer was no more success
ful. When they reached her nome
thev sat down in the living room. For
a while the conversation lagged. At
last Roland couia stana n no longer.
He snoke ud lmDatiently.
Esther, wnat on eartn is ine maner
tonight? Tou act as if you had swal
lowed an icerjerg.
She hesitated a moment, then stam
mered out: "I think we had well,
had better break our engagement."
Roland did not move a muscle.
However, his face became as white as
marble; his Jaws snapped firmly shut;
his lips were a thin, colorless line.
"Have you such a thing as a reason
or did you forget to provide one for
the occasion? ; He spoke slowly.
coldly. -
Seeing the result or ner announce
ment on Roland, the girl waa a little
conscience-stricken. .
Really. Roland, I did not think you
would take it that way. But Mr. Rulif-
son said I could win a career witn my
voice. And would you have me give
it uo and aet married?"
Not at all. Of course, a career is a
great deal better than mere love. I
wish you success In it. Good-bye"
.He got up and went out, Esther
expected, yes, she hoped, ,he weuld
kiss her gaod-by. but he did not do so.
As time passed Esther grew more
and more proficient in her work. Her
teacher became very enthusiastic
about her. He Introduced her into
society, and she gave many private re
citals. 6he was in continual demand
for dinner parties. It was the fad of
society to hear her singing. Musicians
of note listened to her and praised her
Thus, it was no great wonder that
the girl s head became slightly turned.
She forgot her old friends, forgot
Roland, forgot everythnig. except that
she had a wonderful and successful
career before her.
One day Esther's happiness reached
its climax. She was invited to lunch
eon at the home of the most popular
social leaders of the town. Mrs. De
Lamater was not only popular but
wealthy. A man of foreign appear
ance was also at the luncheon. The
hostess introduced him to Esther as
one "of the country's greatest vocal
teachers. The girl sang for him:
When she was thru, he said nothing,
but, nodded his head to Mrs. De
The conversation, of course, was
chiefly, abemt music. The musician
seemed pleased at Esther's knowledge.
x- iiimty. 1119 nostess caiiea Hjstner
to her side. ,
"Miss Moore," she said, "how would
you like to study a few years In New
York with Professor Rlnardo?"
"Why, Mra DeLamater, I of
course, I " The girl stopped In con
fusion. She did not know what to
say. The question astounded her
The woman smile-l and continued:
"Of course, it is not compulsory, but
wouia line to have you go. Pro-
fesaor Rlnardo considers your voice
exceptionally fine and worthy of train
ing. I .will send you to his school un
til he says you're perfect. Will you
"I would love to." Esther sank on
her knees beside her benefactress.
"How can I ever thank you?"
"By winning honors in a successful
career. Be ready to start Saturday
night. I will see about your ward
robe." Esther left with her hull in wht-i
She could hardly see to walk straight
inunoay .tsiner went to the home
of her chum, Evelyn Havens, to spend
her remaining time. Evelyn's father.
ueing a ciergymr.n, was at home a
great, deal and helped to entertain his
aaugnter s guest.
Friday evening the e-irls werA ii n-
omiis muting.
jjon t you rather . hate to leave
home and all .the people you know'"
Evelyn asked.
"We ell, sometimes I do," the oth
er admitted. "But you know, to ac
complish anything you must sacrifice
something, and when I think of my
career. I Just forget everything else."
"Evelyn!" Her father called UD
from the hall. "Will you and Esthec
come aown a minute, please?"
ine- ran down to his study. He
met them at the door.
"There Is a couple here who wish
to bi married at once," he said, "and I
want you two ior witnesses.
They entered the room. Suddenly
Esther stopped. For in front of her
with a beautiful girl beside him, was
Roland Lewis. It was the first time
she had seen him since the parting.
-wny, iioiana, Evelyn cried,
you going ti be married?"
He bowed.
Evelyn's father introduced the girls
to the bride. Miss Wanda Wright.
Esther acknowledged the introduction
automatically. Her eyes went farther
and fastened on the form of Roland
Lewis. -
Thj ceremony began. But It did not
progress far. For suddenly there was
a moan and every6ne looked around.
Esther had fainted.
A little later she 'opened her eyes
and raw. a short distance above her,
the face of Roland Lewis. He bent
closer. Hr mind stilt dazed, she threw
her arms around his neck and drew
him down.
Hls lips touched hers,
Then, her memory returning, she
pushed him back and closed her eyes.
"What have I done V she whispered.
"And you are married. Why are you
here with me?"
, "Esther." He smiled tenderlv. "Do
you think you could love me?"
"But you are married." she re
peated, her brow, wrinkled with per
plexity. "Just suppose I wasn't. Could you.
8h gaveyt sigh, then answered
faintly. "Tea'
'Well. I am not." He laughed aloud.
"'But who who was that with you?"
She still did not understand.
"That was my beloved cousin. She
is engaged to my chum but she agreed
to faelp-m find out if you loved me.
Even your friend Evelyn and her
father were in the conspiracy."
Suddenly Esther sprang from the
couch and ran to the telephone. Tear-
' RHINE CASTLES. . . . ' .
' I -'t, fiSkw- ., .-
iv Amk jtt
-in i.i in in ill - aw - - --1-1-iii-ii--sc
ing the receiver from the hook, she
gave a certain number.
"Is this Mrs. DeLamater? This Is
Esther Moore. Will you please tell
Professor Rlnardo I can't go to New
Tork tomorrow. I am very sorry to
disappoint you but really I can't. I'll
come and explain tomorrow. Well, you
see, I am going target married. Good
bye." ...
She turned ana entered Koiana s
open arms. His eyes twinKiea.
"What aDout your career, tstnerx
She looked at him reproachfully.
"If vou ever mention career to me,"
she threatened, "I'll never speak to
you again."
He looked over ner neaa ana smuea.
(Copyright. T01H, by McCiure Newspaper
Canning; and Preserving.
Relish One quart cucumbers'
chopped fine, one quart onions chop
ped fine, one quart cabbage chopped
fine, add one cup salt and let stand
three hours.
Mix one teaspoon turmeric, one tea
spoon celery seed, one tablespoon
mustard seedr one-quarter cup ground
mustard, one-half cup flour, three
cups sugar, one-half gallon vinegar.
Make spices into a paste with one
cup of vinegar taken from the half
gallon. Squeeze vegetables dry from
brine, put all together, scald and can.
Current and Raspberry Jelly Take
three quarts of currents to one quart
of berries.- After washing fruit put
on to boil with Just enough water to
cover the fruit and boil ten minutes.
Put in a bag (sugar bag If you have
one) and let it drain over night. Use
one cup of sugar to each cup of juice.
Boil thirty minutes.
When using cold pack method you
must keep your Jars covered with
water If water boils down add hot
water from your tea kettle.
Current and Raspberry Jelly A
very simple way of making jelly of
currents is bv simnlv washine same
very well with stems on; add water t
(the more water you use tne more
sugar) and let boil three-quarters of
an hour, then strain thru sack. Let
boil again. To test when jelly is done,
drop a teaspoonful on saucer anil put
on ice; when that gets hardened it is
done; If not,add more sugar,
Rhubarb Jam Cut enough fresh
rhubarb Into small pieces to make
five pounds; add three and a half
pounds of sugar, one lemon, one
pound of raisins and one orange chop
ped fine. Let all stand - m earthen
lar over nlr?ht. Then let cook slowlv
I until thick enough to hold Its shape.
Fill sterilized jelly glasses, let cool
anxL cover with paraffinv ICeep in
cool, place.
From the Atchison Globe.
What's become of the old-fashioned
trolley party?
A man who is not decent to animals
probably ia not decent to people. J
When you clamor for liberty be
sure you are not clamoring for, II-
j censc
We get tired of reading editorials
about the kaiser. We prefer to reat
his obituary-
A woman should not have to strug
gle to take care of her honor: it
should be able to take care of itself.
6ay before a homely woman that a
woman is pretty, and the homely one
will snort: "Tea, and she knows It,
Of every defeated - candidate it is
said he tried to carry water on both
shoulders. Most candidates do, but
soma are more graceful than others.
War expressions are useful to non
combatants. Ss an instance: An
Atchison sweet Toung- Thing said to
day; '1 must straighten my line."
She did not mean hsr war front. - She
meant her eyebrowa The girls arc
picking out their eyebrows leaving t
faint mark, which must be straight to
be right.
World's Highest Paid Wpmy. Wrlfp
A Fake Cure for Jealousy. 2.
If a woman starts out on a still
hunt for trouble she Invariably finds
it. If she gets the idea into her head
that there is some Other Woman she
can see her in every,skirt that crosses
her husband's pathway.
jf v,Ko,t muxh an danrnlait alibi for every hour he Is away
.!. that
at another woman wife imagines that
she reads a dark understanding be-
tween them. If husband tries to make
himself entertaining to Ms dinner
... . . . , , ,
party, wife fancies him making im-
passioned speeches to her while the
poor man is only discussing the
weather. If husband meets up with
an old girl friend of his boyhood and
asks her to lunch, wife believes they
are keeping a rendezvous and is ready
to set the police on them.' v - -
If husband shows the slightest at
tention to ay of hia female relatives,
wife cannot be convinced that it is
just family affection and not senti
mental Interest, while as for his fe
male employes, you can't tell her that
the reason he took his stenographer
out to dinrier was simply because he
had kept her working long past her
dinner hour and wanted to give her
some little treat as a reward for doing
extra labor, and that neither he nor
the stenographer entertained any feel
ing towards each other that two men
in the same relationship would not
have felt.
It is pitiful to think of the thou-
sands of wives who torture themselves
unnecessarily about flirtations their j
husbands never Indulge in, and who
agonize over the love afairs their hus- !
bands never have, and who make of 1
their lealousy a monster who devours j
not only their happiness, but that of i
the unfortunate men to whom they
are married. I
For the jealous wife is . Just as ,
great an affliction to her husband as .
she is to herself. ;
All of us know men who have sim
ply -withdrawn from society because ;
their wives' jealousy has driven them
out of it. If they were decently civil
to another woman at a oartv. Or!
danced with another woman or showed
any pleasure In meeting any old ,
woman friend, ' they had to endure ,
such a storm of reproaches, tears and
suspicions when they got home that it
was not worth the price. ! And we all ;
know men have quit taking their j
wives out because they had to keep)
their eyes fastened on the ground or :
on their nlates. or else thetr wives ac-
cused them of looking too hard at
some other woman and trying to get
into a flirtation with her, and rather
than be pied upon and falsely ac-
cused they prefer to remain at home,
Tt Ticvpr pmn to ha ve occurred to
i these jealous wives that their jealousy
is its own undoing, and that when thev
accuse their husbands of flirting witn
mner women, 'tney are puuinn m
idea of flirtation lntokhe men's heads. ;
More than that, they are Justifying ;
the men in flirting, for any man with
the soirit of a mouse would certainly
feel that as he had the name he might
as well have the game.
Many a woman's Jealousy of a
prettier woman -has called her hus
band's attention to the other woman
for the first time. Let alone, his be
lief in himself as a settled married
man who was done with making eves
nt pretty girls, or sustaining other
than Platonic relationship with ttre
fair sex, respect for his wife would
have kept him In the fold of domestic
ity. But his wife's continual sugges
tion that he was still fascinating and
a devil of a fellow among the women,
led him into philandering.
The jealous wife also ignores one
of the basic laws of human nature,
and that is that we all thirst after
forbidden waters, and will risk our
necks climbing out of a ten story win
dow if we are locked in a room, where
as, we wouldn't walk out if the door
was left wide open. There is no way
to develop flirtatiousness In a man oo
potent as for his wife's Jealousy to
make even a casual acquaintance with
a good looking woman a dark, dan
gerous adventure.
Nor is there any method of pre
venting flirtatiousness in a husband so
efficacious as for his wife to accept it
as natural and normal for him to en
joy the society of agreeable women,
and for her to have faith enough in
him to believe that he will be a gen
tleman, and a true and honorable hus
band under all circumstances.
Nor does a woman ever doa sillier
thing thanwhen her jealousy prompt-
her to watch her husband's every
move, to read hia lrttera. and demand.
I from her. After all, we have to take
I each other on Somewner the
i moKt elaborate spy system breaks
i down, and the man or woman whose
oul ia not straight finds Opportunity
to go crooked if they want to. There-
: f(jre ,t a w;M w)nian who.wear,
. spectacles before she 13 married in
looking out to see the kind of a hua-'
band, she is getting, but puts on blind
ers as soon as she is married.
And let Jealous wives take th!s
other thought to heart: if a man is.
true and faithful and loves you, there
is nothing to be jealous about. And
If he ia not true and faithful and does
not love you, there is also nothing to
be jer.lous over, because he if not
wc-th it.
Common sense is the only cure for
(Copyrighted. JM. by The Wheeler Syadl
cat. Ibc .
' Dear Mrs. Thompson:
(1) Do you
is too young
think a girl of twenty
to marry?
(2) Is it the boy's place to get a
girl a diamond ring when engaged?
(S) What is the best color for a
brunette's wedding dress?
(1) A girl of twenty is very young.
i At twenty-four or five she is more apt
to be sure she Is In love,
(2) Tea. the boy should get the
engagement ring. Sometimes another
stone is chosen or no ring la given
at all because the boy cannot afford
) It Is conventional to wear a
white wedding dress whether blond
or brunette.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: la it con
sidered all right for a girl to go to
. , i a rf v wltK nnt tmv and flrn H rt m A
j with another if the boys have mads
i the arrangements?
! -j.rA.n. luu,
I Tes, In Juch a case it would be aU
rignu -
"Doctor, I cah-'t pay you for thla
visit, so it ain't no use to send me al
bill. I hope you won't take it hard."
whined a patient. '
"Quite the contrary, lny friend, tt
every man who has no intention ot
paying would b.as considerate as yon
it would save a lot of writing and
about $50 a year In postage."
"Why don't you take a vacation f
asked the office pest.
"I can't stand vacations any more,"
al.swcred the irritable man. "A vacs,
tion simply means that my wife wor
ries about the house while I worry
i bout the office." . -
"If I was rich, darling, would yon
love me more than yon do?" h
v She Well, I might not love yon
any more, but I would look forward
to our wedding day j-lth a great deal
more Impatience than I do at present.

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