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THE TOgEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL-FRIDAY EVENING. AUGUST 16, 1918 STtrpcfca 0tatp .Titmal An Independent Newspaper BY HIA. P. MAC LKNXAN VOLUME Xt.. No. 196 Entered as second-class matter. OFFICIAL STATS PAPEK. OFFICIAL PAPEH CITX OF TOPEHA. SubMcrlptlnn,- Katrft. By malt lu fldv-ince, one year 4.so By mail iu advance, six tnouths.... 2.40 lty muK Id advance, three mouths. 1.-0 By wail tn 'advance, out mouti... .50 Bates by Carrier. One week 12 cents Two weeks for a quarter. ...25 ceuta Four weeks 50 ' cents Telephone 3i30. Eastern Offices: Paul mock, representa tive. Fifth avenue. New York; Mailers 'juiiiUuic. Chicago. Little Bid-:.. Boston; Kreune . bulliliug, Detroit; Lewis Bldg., Buffalo. Member: Associated Press, American Newspaper Publishers' Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation. MEMBER OF THIS ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is exclusively en titled to the use for republication of all news ilisimK-ueM credited to it or not other wise credited in this paper and alao the local news published herein. INFORMATION FOR ALL READERS OF THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. Each reader of the State Journal Is of fered the jnllmlted use of the largest In formation bureau iu the world. This Service Bureau is located In the na tioual capital, where It is in Immediate touch with all the reat resources of the United States govcruim-nt. Ie can answer practically any question yon want to ask. but it cannot give ad vice, nor make exhaustive research. The war has forced so many changes In the dnilv life of the American people that the services of this information bureau will be invaluable to all who use It Keep in touch with your government duriuic these trviug times. It can help you iu a thousand ways if your want are only mede known. The Stale Journal pnya for this splendid eerviee In order that every one of Us read ers may take free advantage of it. You are welcome to use It as often as yoo like. Write your request briefly, algn your name and addrens plainly, enclose a 8-cent atauip for return postage, and address the TOPEKA STATE JOtKNAL l.NFOKMA TIO.N" BLKEAI'. Frederic J. Haskina, Pirector, Washing ton. 1. C. This has been a busy year for the people of Kansas. They have been bantling every energy to producing crops and other essentials to a suc cessful prosecution of the war. They are now Invited to take a week off and attend the great Free Fair, to be held InTopeka next month. A period of rest and one of pleasure and profit is offered them. Farmers and those engaged In other lines of endeavor can not afford to miss it. It is the sum mer school of the agriculturist, the stockman and the artisan. In no oth er way can so much valuable Informa tion be gathered at so slight an ex pense and loss of time. The exhi bition which the Topeka Free Fair as sociation will offer promises to be one rarely if ever excelled in the state. The past record of the associatin af fords a guaranty of what may be ex pected this year. Nothing will be left undone to make this year's fair enter taining. Instructive and profitable to : visitor. The gates will stand open and Topeka's latch string: will be hanging out. The only way to show the German rulers what the , nature of the bed is. which they have made for Germany during the "last four years, says Dr. Charles W. Eliot," is to form a firm and lasting alliance, offensive and de fensive, military, naval, financial and commercial among the great powers row resisting German autocracy and militarism, and to make known the terms of this alliance to all the world. News dispatches this week have made it evident that there are more than one submarine operating along the Atlantic coast of the United States. While a big oil tanker was being sunk off Fire Island a submarine was oper ating in the vicinity of Cape Cod. Ap parently there has arisen a necessity or applying, on this Bide, some of the methods that are in use on the other side for dealing with the U-boat. Sea hawks in the form of dirigibles are needed to keep watch over Amer ican waters. The country that keeps pace with the alertness of the Hun must get busy and continue busy. Hundreds of car loads of Kansas wheat are going to market every day. If a small percentage of the money re ceived for this wheat were put Into war savings stamps, the state would not long remain indebted to the gov ernment for $6,000,000 of Its quota of the war savings stamps. This war is still being fought on al lies" territory and an aggressive cam paign is certain to be a sanguinary , cne, as the Huns have learned. We may win in a few months, but that Is a very remote possibility. The only wise and safe course to pursue is to plan for a war covering several years, and to save, and give, and prepare ac cordingly. Women who are doing work in con nection with our armies In Europe are sedulously kept away from the front, says a writer recently returned from Picardy. This is to minimize the risk of their being taken prisoner. Here i a commentary upon kultur more effective than any which could be put into printable form of words. Another organization has spring irto being as a result of the war. It is called the American Guardian so , ciety and is unique, from the fact that, according (Jo announcement, :t asks neither fees nor dues. Members are required to sign the following pledge: "1 am opposed to opening the markets oi America to the products of Ger many for the next twenty-five years, and I will buy and use no German made goods during that period of time." The society claims to repre sent the last stage of revolt against the unspeakable Hun. Its 11.214 members are American men and wo men who formally and finally refuse to condone brutality, forset crime and rnew relations with degenerates. They have elected to be done forever with murderers, burners, liars and traitors to all the human virtues. .Among the names of the trustees is that of John P. Fritz, formerly of To-peka. lauder for PARLIAMENT. Harry ' Lauder, Scottish comedian, minstrel and patriot, announces that he will be a candidate for election to the British parliament at the next general election. And his purpose Is plain when he adds that he will run against Ramsay McDonald or Philip Snowden. both belonging to what Is known as the British Socialist-Labor "pacifist" group. All who have heard Lauder speak on the war know the Intensity with which he opposes those who favor any end to the struggle short of a knock-out victory by the allies and America. Having lost his only son on the west front, he has entered upon the work of arousing and sustaining the spirit of the allied peoples with this one end In view that civilian pres sure be prevented from demanding a prematura peace. In America, In Australia, In France and In 6reat Britain he has used his stage work as a means to gather hundreds of thousands of people together for the purpose of swaying their hearts and their sympathies by his undoubted gt eat powera as a preacher. We doubt, says the Detroit Free Press, if any single man has been so effective in this respect as has Harry Lauder. His words have sunk deeper than have the words of any other man or woman who, coming from the front, has tried to make us one with the boys over there. They have moved thousands of people to undis guised, unashamed tears where scores of others, using almost the same words, have failed to excite more than interest. Why has this been so? What Is the basis of Harry Lauder's appeal? It is, very largely, the efcvloup inten sity and deadly sincerity of the man, coupled, no doubt, with the common knowledge of his bereavement. But it Is also the consummate artistry of the man, able not only to feel the In justices of the war to the very bot tom of his heart, but as well to lay the latter bare to his audiences with out any touch of maudlinlsm or un rr.anllness. It appears that Kansas still is about $6,000,000 short of her quota of sub scriptions to war savings stamps. This situation is difficult to understand. The money is here, the government r.eeds it and there Is no better or safer investment in the world. The duty of subscribing for our full quota should be got out of the way before Septem ber 28, when the drive for the fourth liberty loan will begin. SEEING IT THRU. That the liberty loans have been a success is due to the newspapers, to the business men of the country, to the banks, the banking houses, and to the associations of advertising men thruout the land. There has been no government money available to cover the expenses of selling campaigns. It has been thought in Washington that funds for this purpose were unnecessary. Ex perienced business men and bankers, however, knew from the start the ne cessity of wide publicity and advertis ing and the necessity of personal and persistent solicitation. The fact that there were no funds available for the purpose has made no difference. The thing had to be done, and was done, and the three liberty loans have been a success; made so by the enthusiastic, whole-hearted. unselfish patriotism of the men who knew how to do it. It is to these men that the credit of successfully floating the liberty loans belonga Within a short time we will be asked to subscribe to a fourth war loan bigger than any of the others, "it is Just as necessary that this should be a success as It was in the other cases. But the bonds will not sell themselves. It win require the most strenuous. persistent, co-operative work on the part of the same class of men who made the former loans a success, be fore these new billions can be sub scribed. No estimate has ever been made of the value of the work donated by these agents In the past. It would be impossible to make such an estimate. Mer.rured on the basis of compensa tion for work of a similar character. the sum might easily reach into the millions of dollars. Add to this the loss of other business that might have been handled profitably while so en gaged, and the sum total would be greatly increased. The government can afford to pay a fair and equitable compensation, says American Industries, to the men who devote their trained energies to the task or making its war loans possible Ability to do these things is the capi tal, the stock in trade of these men na mese institutions. Have we reached that desperate stage where it is necessary that the government "commandeer, the services of these trained experts? This may be putting It strongly, but the failure of the gov ernment to provide compensation for such' service amounts to "comman deering" for they are going to "See it thru anyway; they are going to see that eveijy war loan is a success, pay or no pay; their patriotism will see to this. TOPEKA STATES JOURNAL INFORMATION BUREAU FREDERIC J. HASKIN. Director. Washington, D. C CRIME AND TAXES. II. Convincing a City." Washington, D. C, August 13. A short time ago a man was hanged in a Chicago jail tor having eommitted murder in a peculiarly revolting way. His record was looked up in the city courts and published In the news papers. It showed that two years be fore he had been tried for a petty crime, had been examined In the psychopathic laboratory, which Chief Justice Harry Olson has established in connection with his city courts, and had been identified as a case of de mentia praecox with intelligence de fect, technically known as pfropfhebe phrenia. This is a form of insanity which renders a man almost certain to com mit crimes of violence. But the law would only allow the court to sentence him for the petty crime which had caused his arrest. So after serving a few months, he was turned loose, a potential murderer who soon became an actual one. Cases like this have convinced Chi cago that the prevention of crime is a scientific problem. Judge Olson's crime laboratory, which - was once ridiculed by public opinion and the newspapers, has the co-operation of the police and of lawyers. A colony in which Insane criminals may be placed on indeterminate sentence, and which is the necessary complement of the laboratory where they are Identi fied, will nrohflhlv rin .tn hlissViori ho. for Inn? Ctifnsm Vina taton H t,a in the solution of the crime problem, and live cities everywhere are study ing and imitating the Chicago system. Already New York. Pittsburgh, Cleve land, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Los Angeles have established psycho pathic laboratories similar to the one in Chicago. A few years ago a man named Mac Intyre appeared on the streets of Chi cago clad in sheet armor. He ex plained that he had dangerous ene mies and wanted to be prepared against them. He cut a ridiculous figure, and police and public laughed at him. He was a joke of the moment. Then one day. he drew a gun and be gan shooting. After killing several person's he took refuge in a house where he was- besieged by the Dollce. Several of them were killed by his ac curate fire. He was finally dislodged uy aynamit.ng me house, after he had killed six men and women. Maclntyre could have instantlv been identified by any competent psychiatrist as a case of acute para noia with delusions of persecution. It was inevitable that sooner or later he should become violent. But the police didn't know that then. If an other "man in armor" were to gn. pear in Chicago now, he would be hustled to the psychopathic labora tory in short order. For the Chicago police have learned their lesson of science. The chief tells his men to 'mind what the doctor says." and one patrolman has even been heard coun selling another to "have your gun ready when you pinch one of these here "hebephrenias." " When a crim inal who shows symptoms of Insanity is given a snort sentence for some minor crime, because as yef 'there is neither an indeterminate sentence law nor a proper place for such con finement, the police-often consult the doctor as to the nature of the man's case, learn when his sentence will ex pire, and watch him closely as soon as he is at large. The law. with its vast self-assur ance and its musty theories of punish ment, presents the chief obstacle to the progress of scientific treatment of crime. In the early days of theNpsy chopathic laboratory, some of the prosecuting attorneys refused to read the reports which the psychiatrist made to the judges, showing the ac tual phys'cal and mental condition of the criminals. The lawyers said that hese reports weakened their ar guments. They could not eloquently plead for the hanging of a man when they knew that he had only the in telligence of an eight year old, and was driven to crime by an hereditary defect of his brain. But this attitude of the bar has changed. Not only do prosecuting at. torneys "mind what the doctor says," but conscientious lawyers often bring their clients, and even some of their witnesses, trf" the laboratory for ex amination. A judge in Chicago often lacks the majestic assurance which traditionally belongs to the bench. If a man is-con-victed before him of a crime, instead of importantly pronouncing a sentence of years of imprisonment or placing him on probation as the law provides, the Judge is apt to lo some careful thinking. He may even worry a lit tle.. For the doctor may have pro nounced the man a case of pyscho pathic constitution, -vhich means that he will almost surely commit crime again when he' gets out of prison. If the Judge places him on probation, he is taking the heavy responsibility of letting loose a criminal upon society. So he will probably consult with the doctor at some length, and the man will perhaps be committed for a mini mum term, or to an asylum, which is not the right place for him, but is the best makeshift that the law can . de vise under present circumstances.! So Chicago is learning the lesson that nearly all criminals are in some way mentally defective, that a large percentage of mental defectives are potential criminals, and that society can protect itself against the .damage and expense of crime only Dy identify ing and isolating these defectives, who .make up approximately T per cent of the population. The problem will be solved when these unfortunates are Identified in the public schools, and taken in charge by the states at once. For example, not long ago. a bdy in Chicago named Pethric'i horribly murdered and mutilated a woman and her baby. He was identified in the psychopathic laboratory as a case of dementia praecox of the most dan gerous sort. At large in the com munity he was as sure to kill as a beast of prey. Judge Olson learned that this man boy had been recognized in the public schools as a mental ef fective, but was considered harmless, and nothing done about it. Under a scientificrlly constituted city govern ment, this boy would never have been allowed at large It Is not denied that some crime is committed by normal persons, but the scientists know that these crimes are few. The psychopathic character of most crime Is unmistakably revealed to the scientific mind by its nriture and method. For Instance, a man named Wheed in Chicago drove to the entrance of a large nanufactur Ing plant In a brown automobile with white wheels, got out of his car, hid behind a lilac bush, murdered a mes senger who was bringing the pay roH from the bank, and tried to escape' with the money. The open way in which ths crime was committed and the conspicuous automobile made it easy to arrest the criminal, and also made it reasonably certain that he was a defective. -The psychopathic labora tory looked up the man's record. . It. was learned that he Bid served a sen tence In the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth. Some letters written by him while there were ob tained. These letters proved conclu sively to the scientists that he was a case of dementia praecox of the vio lent sort. His heredity confirmed this diagnosis. Thus a penal Institution owned and operated by the United States government, thru sheer ignor ance, had turned loose upon the com munity a man who was literally bound to mujrder. t " Instances like these are more con vincing to the layman than any amount of exposition of psychiatrical principles, and they are making ChfV cago a disciple of scientific method in handling crime. This method is making its way slowly but surely. The founding of the psychopathic labora tory was the first step The establish ment of separate courts, such as the boy's court, the morals court and .do mestic relations court, which special ise in certain classes of crime, was the second. The great need now. is for a colony where the criminal defective, once identified, can be given a permanent home under the care of '.he state, and enabled to live without menace to lte and property. DOROTHY DIX TALKS BY DOROTHT DIX World's Highest Paid Woman Wrltar. The Family Humorist. 1. , No one will deny that humor is the salt that savors life. There are so many things over which we must elth ter for us individually.4 and so much pleasanter for those with whom we come in contact, for us to guffaw in stead of howl. Especially is this true of family Ufa Humor is the pil upon the troubled waters of domesticity. So far as the happiness of a household is ooncerned, it is better for the husband to be able to make Jokes when things go amiss than it is for him to be able to make millions, while in retaining a hus band's 'affections and keeping him strong in the belief that he has mar ried the Right One, it availeth. a woman more to have a funny bone than it does to have a Grecian profile. Lucky is the man who, when he stumbles off of the straight and nar row path for an inch or two, once in a blue moon, has a- wife who rallies him good naturedly about being a rounder, and applies ice cloths to his aching brow, instead of one who sees nothing grotesque or amusing In a staid old plow horse kicking up his heels oc casionally and trying to Jump the pas-: ture bars. N Lucky is the wife possessing a hus band who finds her arithmetic a per petual source of amusement, and who laughs at her on the first of the month for not being able to make her allow ajice hold out, instead of reading the nui act to iier. , ' i l v Lucky the children whose ' parents laugiuinstead of spank, and who think It funny avhen Johnnie shaves the cat- with papa s safety razor, and when Mary is discovered trailing mother's best evening dress down the street playing lady, instead of having a father and mother who consider these youthful peccadilloes evidences of the truth of the doctrine of the total de Dravitv of infants. Undoubtedly the ability to turn the Home Page into a Comic Supplement does much to make the family circle a pleasant place in which to live, but a sense oi tun is liKe a good many other things in the world. It is de sirable only in the right place and time and with the correct application And the most pestiferous pest on earth is the family humorist who sharpens his wits on the peculiarities and weaknesses of those of his own household, and makes their foibles and mistakes a peg on which to hang his cruel jokes. He is the man who makes a Roman holiday by holding his wife up -to ridicule. All of his choicest batch of humorous anecdotes center around some silly blunder his wife has ,-nade. or some weakness that she "posseses. Mostly they have to do with her not knowing which is the business end of a check, and of thinking that she still has money in the bank as Jong as she has blanks checks In her book. Or they deal with her efforts to econo mize by selling a seventy-five dollar suit of clothes for seventy-five cents to the garbage man; or the panic she got into when she thought the baby was lost, or they hinge upon some secret of her toilet, her age, or tne ract tnat sue is named Matilda ur ates d of Maida. We all know men whose whole stock-in-trade of merry Jests are Jokes of which their wives are the butt.-. We nave all sat at dinner tables and pre tended to be amused and simply ached to throttle the men who were willing to make their wives figures of fun to get a laugh, while the poor Woman listened with quivering lips and tear filled eyes, trying to be sports and to iook as ir tney enjoyed beln-j tarn pooned and guffawed at. ? 3y. (Coprrlrhted, HIT. fcy Tbe Wheeler Syvdf GLOBE SIGHTS From the Atchison Globe. Scandal is mostly about one thing. Women talk more about cooking than they cook. If you are going to be polite, you will also have to be a liar. More people should be mad at them selves, instead of criticizing the neigh bors. What has become of the old-tfash ioned statesman who looked like a deep thinker? The trouble with a "card for pub lication" is that some nut will be sure to send In another card in reply. Tour friends won't do you any good politically if you don t organize them. That's all we know about political science. An Atchison bachelor who has slip ped down from crowd to crowd of society debutantes is called "the baby's delight." We don't- believe that the -bee is such a model of industry as he is re outed to be. A lot of people hum around a great deal, but don't get much work done. EVENING STORY ; , ' Fusstub Bobby. ' BY JANE OSBORN. "Bobby, dear, I love you so." breathed Agnes on that first moon light night that Bobby told her that she was the only girl he had ever cared fof and that he wanted to make her his wife in the autumn. "Bobby, I really and truly love you,"" she sighed, as they sat on the lonely veranda of the porch of her Aunt Sophia's summer cottape, "and I'm going to be perfectly happy all my life Just to be your wife, even if you are as poor as can be, and if we never have a maid or anything." They both sighed, expressive of their com plete content, and then there was a long silence. "I'm going to Just love to cook for yon, Bobby," breathed Agnes,- "and I'll get your Aunt Maria Barton to show me just how to make" that egg less cake. You don't ever eat any eggs, do you, Bobby?" ' Bobby assured the girl that he did not. He never -had eaten eggs, he said, and he couldn't endure them. Moreover, he couldn't endure any thing with vanilla in it or anything that had pepper in It. Besides there were only Just about three vegetables that he cared for. "That's why." as sured Bobby, " why I appreciate home so. I'm miserable at i- hotel. I'm not one of your fellows that can adaDt himseif anywhere, and be cause 1 am so ratner particular ana discriminating, Agnes. I'll appreciate what you can do to make me happy." So it really is a blessing tnat you are particular," whispered Agnes. "'It will help to endear you to your nome, won't it, Bobby, love?'V That was the night or the proposal of Bobby Burton to-Agnes Arnold, and the next day. after Bobby had gone back to his Aunt Maria Burton s cot tage on the other side of the lake, Agnes told her aunt that she was en gaged, as she followed her aunt about the house In a rather aimless way at tempting to assist the older woman in the household tasks. Sometimes she carried a spoon' from the dining-room to the Kitchen in tne wake or- Aunt Sophia, bearing a tray full of dishes, and sometimes she circled the rooms with a duster, which she forgot to use as she circled. Well, if you -like him that's all there is about it," commented Aunt Sophia, "and I guess he's a1 real good boy. But my Jan, " she exclaimed, laying down a frying pan hard for emphasis, "he's certainly a fusstub. You'll have to knock that out of him or you'll have a pretty to-do. Who ever heard of a man that couldn't eat pepper, or eggs, or vanilla, or any- tning? in bet his aunt has spoiled him. Fusstub Bobby, that's what your uncle calls him, but you oan break him II you begin in time. But Bobby says that will endear hi.n to his home," commented Agnes. "Well, it isn't going to endear you to your home any." pronounced the aunt. and the time may come about ten years from now when you're going to think differently of Bobby's fussy ways." The two women didn't arsrue and before 'many, days had passed Aunt fcophle Had told Agnes that she really liked Bobby and that she was arlad she had made such a wise choice of a hus band, in the meantime Bhe waa plan ning a house party for her own son. To irk. Arnold, who would be home for' a vacation in midsummer.' Bobby was lnvitea na so was Agnes, but that was not all. , Some twenty other young men and women were included on the list and Tom Arnold Agnes's cousin was making interesting preparations for what had turned into a regular camp party. Tents had been put up for the guests and finally Aunt Sophia and her husband declared that they were going to clear out for the young folk's, save that they would spend the nignts in the cottage, for the sake of chaperoning them. But the entire management of the camp was to de pend on the team work of the guests. To Agnes was delegated the task of keeping the dining tent in condition. Cousin Tom did the ordering. Dlsh- wasnmg was done by ail the guests In rotation, two each meal. For some reason Bobby was chosen as cook. - "There are so many things vou don't like," said Tom Arnold, "and the rest of us like everything. So if you get things to suit yourself, why we'll like 'em. And if any one of us was to do the cooking, why we might accidentally get some pepper or van illa or egg in the cooking and it might give you the spring halt." At nrst it seemed to Bobby that it would be entirely appropriate if Agnes attended to the cooking, but cooking for twenty included the lifting of heavy pots and pans and such assis tance as he had was from one. or other of the other boya Besides Agnes had all she could do to take care of her own assigned tasks. Sometimes she tried to come to .his rescue during those first days, but soon she left him to his own devices. "I'd suggest getting all the cake and baked stuff from the store or one of the farmers," said Tom, as he returned from a provisioning trip, "but they use such a lot of eggs thut you would n't like it. They even use eggs in the bread, they are so plentiful here," Tom Insisted. "If It weren't for that, cook ing for a hungry crowd like us would be a cinch." The first two or three days Bobby slaved in the kitchen tent most of the day. He had sent to his aunt for spe cially suitable recipes, and he worked late and early at them. Visibly his spirits dropped, however. The fourth day Bobby woke with a look of ;rrin determination on his face. He ate breakfast that he had prepared partly the night before and then immediate ly .aftewcrds while the dishwashing? squad was putting In its work he had a consultation witi Tom. - "Look here. Tom," quoth Bobby, "If T have to make cake and bread and everything t:ie way I'm uHed to It to day It will mean that I won't be able to go off with the rest of you people on the excursion"to the chasm. If 1 buy the stuff r.t the village store I csfn get off with the crowd. Everyone else is sr.lisfied with the bought stuff and far be It from me to hold out against them." A fellow's got to be public spirited once in a while." "Well, If you think It will hurt you to have that bought stuff, why I sun pose you can stay home. comment ed Tom, suppressing a smile. , He was aware that , one of the other younar men In the party had shown himself entirely ready to take Bobby's place by Agnes's side on all their outings. 1 don't see how It can hurt roc." snapped Bobby. "If I want to get along with the bought things 1 don't see whose business it is but mine, do you?" It was far from Bobby's real ization that this moment and this concluslor were the grand climax and the real object of the entire camp party. "I suppose if a person can eat just what other people do." said Tom. with an effort to sound entirely casual in his remark. "I suppose then he rives a lot of time cooking and fussing, and if he isn't saving his awn time, he's saving his wife's time or whoever takes care of him.' - "Course he does," said u3tub Bobby, with an air of complete con fidence. "But you see my Aunt Muria Barton didn't have much else to think about except ' caring for me. and I have always sort of humored hen. 1 suppose it gave her some pleasure." Then changing his tone of .olce. "Lay in as big a supply of cooked provisions as you can in the village. It's really cheaper in the long run.'" No one In the party commented on the change in Bobby's taste that day. for everyone was in the secret, and Bobby ate cake with eggs and hash with pepper and vanilla ice cream and all tbe things that Aunt Maria had al ways thought he couldn't eat and sur vived without a single symptom. It was the last day of the party and he and Agnes were sittlng"alone on the deserted piazza of Aunf Sophia's cot tage. The other numbers of the party were on the beach.. "Dear Bobby, I love you so," breathed Agnes. "And I'm Just going to love to cook for you?' "That's fine," commented Bobby, patting her on the shoulder. "T like to hear you say that, little girl, but I've made up my mind on one thing. I'm not going to be one of the hus bands who makes his wife tater .o his whims. Thank fortune I can eat everything." (Copyright,- 1918. by the MeClure Newa . paper Syndicate.) ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT BT ROY K. MOULTON We are always deeply interested in Mr. Conde Nast's sprightly journal, "Vanity Fair." For the first time we must take issue with him. In the de partment - headed "For the Weil Dressed Man." the first figure pre sented is that of a pale-faced society man in high hat and full-dress suit with the customary long-tailed coat. Conde's news editor-should have in formed his fashion editor that the war industries board will abolish coat tails. It is going to be a tough season for Mr. Nast's fashion heroes, biy war is war. We would suggest. that the "well-dressed man" No. 1 be present ed with a pair of shears so that he may do the patriotic thing, just as in Japan they present a person with a snickersnee and tell him to go out in the backyard and eliminate himself by hari-kari. It takes a lot of sand to be a soldier. Against horrendous Huns to makea stand. Bu4L,h? '5 othpr hlF Is a shortage. Thank God, we're never yet run out of sand. It is significant-that General Wurm of the Austrian army has not been able to execute a turning movement. Tbe Old Guard. Drafting men up to forty-five will add 7,000.000 physically perfect flsht- ing machines to Uncle Sam's army. rews item. Our amiable friend and neighbor. "Life," says that Harry Garfield has' got nis coal in lor the winter, which is tne Dest bit or Information our amiable neighbor has slipped us for soma time. HEART AND BEAUTY PROBLEMS BY MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am mar ried to husband No. 2. He was very good to me when I first married him. Now we have a child and he loves the child dearly, but he does not care for me. I do all I can for him. I love to do things that I think will make him happy, but when he comes home from his work and I show him what I have done and ask him if hs likes it he will not answer me. Sometimes he tells me not to act so crazy and to go away and let him atone. He never kisses me or shows me any love and what makes it so bad be never takes me any place. I go out sometimes but I al ways have to go alone and that Is a lonesome life. Sometimes I almost give up the thought of being true to him, but again I think I must for baby's sake. I got a letter from my first hus band asking me to leave this one and come back to him. as he heard I was not happy with this husband. I know I could be happy with my first hus band. I was very young when I mar ried him and I thought I must have my own way in everything, but I know differently now. He would be good to me if I went back to him. What shall I do? X. L. X. Most men are thoughtless about showing appreciation. They enjoy things their wives do, but they like to take them for granted and not be eternally praising. You make a mis take in asking your husband for his opinion. If you know you have done something well, be satisfied with your achievement and do not seek your hus band's approbation. Perhaps if you think about it you will find you -do not compliment him any more than he does ou. Show your appreciation anyway, because it pays to tell hus bands how clever and skillful they are. Do not think of going back to your first husband. Your child will mean more to you than either of the men. Make your home as cheerful as pos sible for the child's sake and learn to be happr without Ihe love of your husband. Many women have had to learn the same lesson and they have succeeded. Entertain your husband's friends In your home if he would like to have you. It wjll draw you closer together and in time he may suggest taking you places. Do not try to make him go where he does not want to. DINNER STORIES' A rather Jovial person sauntered into an Irishman's butcher shop and smiled to himself as he thought how he was going to have a little joke at the butcher's expense. When' his turn came, he said: "Pat. can you supply me with a yard of pork?" Pat turned to his assistant without batting n eye and said: "Give this gentleman three pig's feet and hurry up about it" INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON . BI WILLIAM T. ELLIS. For August "l 8 Is, "Working in the Church." Acts 2.41-47; 4:12-35; 6:2-4. Religion, in and After the War. General Pershing's ruthlessness in "scrapping" inefficient men' is one of the surprises of the observer in France. No officer or method can continue for an hour after he or it fails to "make good." War is not a polite or considerate thing. Its issues are so vital and tremendous, that no small thing is permitted to stand in the way of its success. Precedents, conventions, convenience, prestige, all are as nothing in the face of the one supreme consideration. ' That same spirit, which put first things first. Is being Imparted to all of life by the war. It is making over many of the great institutions of so ciety. Soldiers have learned a new state of mind, which distinguishes be tween essential or non-essential. So when they come home they will change a great, many things that we stay-at-homes have been reluctant to touch, because of timidity, conserva tism or prejudice. They have shaken off old fears, habits and associations, and it will not Irk them to throw into the scrap-heap many things that be long there, while they are about the task of bringing essential institutions up to a hundred per cent efficiency. Every one of us needs to get fixed firmly in his mind the conviction that grave changes are coming in many de partments of IKe, after the war. War's Eaect Upon tlio Church. Now what will happen to the church? Something, we may ba sure. For this oldest and largest of institu tions is one of the first and most for midable factors with which the world has to reckon. It underlies and em braces most of the forces that make for change and progress. Out of the church came the ideals which sent the allied nations to war for the Jesus ideals of Justice. - righteousness and brotherhood. There is nothing that touches the life of men which is not of deep concern to the church. Already the war has changed the church. It has taught her how to create new machinery for dealing with the needs of the armies, and it has quickened in her afresh the Christ spirit of solicitude for mankind. Con sider what it means that there is not a single unit of the armies of Britain and America, larger than a company, that is not at this moment receiving the helpful and direct attention of the agents of the church. We sometimes overlook the magnitude of the war work 4one by Christianity. , Every regiment has its chaplains. These men are doing an important part of the army's work, under the recogni tion and direction of the government. I have talked with chaplains in France, and I can testify to their tire less activity, to their broad-minded ef ficiency, and to their shepherdly devo tion and catholic spiritual solicitude. All the world knows what the Y. M. C. A. is doing in France, and in the training camps. This is done in the spirit of the church, and as her representatives. It is an innovation, and on' a colossal scale, which is bound to make all Christians hence forth think in larger terms of reli gious obligations and opportunity. It has revealed the possibilities of practi cal ministry to men in the name and mind of Jesus. Soldiers accept this Deautuui service or the Y. M. C. A. as being the work of the church. They understand the religious spirit back of it all. its tolerance, comprehensive ness, ireeaom irom censoriousness. and practical character, anneal to them as being true to the genius of t-nristlanlty. Anybody who says that the church is out of date and ineffect ive has only to look upon what she js doing in France today In order to have his notions revised. That service flags fly from practi cally every church In the land, and that the pulpits are putting heart and conviction and .patience Into our n triotism. and that helpful war work of many Kinds Is done in and from the church, are clear proofs of the vital Quality of the church In our land and time. A Look in the Larae. As a background "to our thinking, let us take a long, large 'look. We are most of us accustomed to thinking only In terms of ou.- village or neigh borhood churchesr-and of our western denominations. We forget how old and widespread is the Christian church. It is not even confined to the Protestant and Roman Catholic bodies. I have personal acquaintance with the Greek church, which includes 'the Russian and kindred groups: with the Gregorian, or Armenian, church: with the Nestorian church and its off shoots; and with the Coptic church of Egypt All of these bodies date back to within three centuries of the Apos tolic age. Even the person who knows only the surface of history understands how the Christian church has been the corserver of civilization, in the dark days of human hirtory. The Roman church saved civilization in the west, from the Goths and the Vandcls: and the Greek church saved it In the east, from the Tartars and Moslcma At the present hour, when craft, mater ialism, self-interest and military pow er, flouting the spirit of Christianity, are seeking to dominate all humanity, it is the Christian church which has held steadily to the fore the ideal of righteousness 'and brotherhood, to be maintained even at the cost of blood. Age Is not the only claim of the church to reverence. Her far-flung magnitude has nt rival or peer. How small and local seem even the great est of the fraternal organizations when contrasted with the band of brothers founded by Jesus! There la not a sin gle nation on earth, with the possible exception of interior Thibet and Afghanistan, and some of the tribes In middle Arabia, where Christiana members of the church, may not be found. At times and in places ttv? church has been perverted and pal sied, but withal she is the most benefi cent, as well as the most widespread institution on earth. About one-third of all the people living today are nominally Christian. No nation is either so large or so old as the Chris tian church for the continuity of China and Japan is racial, rather than governmental, the national forms nar ing changed. "Oh where are kings and empires new. Of old that went and came? But. Iord. Thy Church Is praying yet, A thousand years tbe same. "For sot like kingdoms of the world Tbt holy Church. O God: Tho earthquake shocks are threatening her. And tempests are abroad. Tnshakrn as eternal bills. Immovable ahe stands. A mountain that shslt fill the aarth. A bonne not made by bands. Tbe New "Good Society." Now that all thinking persons are looking forward to a reconstruction of the social order, we are bound to contemplate the -plaes of th en-are in the new scheme of things All our present day problems are -Srobiera of human relationship. The (question Is one of men and women' getting along together in kindlier, pleasanter more brotherly fashion. Wis - tack big names on. to what we want: but, really, all that we are after Is that folks shall be happier and more neighborly all the folks, everywhere in this big world and tnat nooooy shall be allowed to hurt anybody. Which means tnat we wan isw society" for everybody; ana gotw bo- tk.t - la t tm thfl BDCifltV ' OI good people. It taxes moro iwn v Fifth Avenue tailor and barber anu, haberdasher and manicurist - te fit one for "good society." The transfor mation must begin at the center or things, away -down at the springs or being. And that is the business of the church. She does not introduce can didates for her "good society,"' to cer tain social leaders: ahe introduces them to Christ. He takes them in hand and makes them over, from tho -heart outward. " , In simplest definition, the church is a company of friends of Christ. ; All congenial to Him. the members find themselves congenial to one- another. The tie that '"' ibm is their com- -mon relation to ma Lord. Many bar riers separate them otherwise: for Jesus draws His friends from every race and condition of mankind. Ho has taken all sorts of raw material -from the stark heathen African of the Jungle to the graduate of Europe's universities, and gives them a new mind, even His own. He makes them want the same good and shun tho same evils. Upon 4hem all He put His own stamp of brotherhood. Ho calls them children of His heavenly Father, and Imparts to them the fam ily spirit. When the Great Change Comes. So we have this world-wide fellow. , ship of men and women and children who give first allegiance to the per sonality and Spirit and teachings- of Jesus. Ievwtlon to Him is their com. mon characteristic They want to livo their lives in His way. To win His approval is their' highest ambition. They care more about being Chris- tlans Christ's people than about being Presbyterians or Baptists or Methodists or Episcopalians or Cath olics or Gregorians or urtnouox. In these war-times, when every. thing is being appraised anew. they. , are learning from the single-minded soldlera. who have followed Christ clear to Calvary, that it does not mat ter much about denominations or forms or methods. Over in France I have seen Catholic priest and Pro testant minister unitedly. In a com mon service, bury both Protestant and Catholic soldiers in the same ceme tary. with no talk of "consecrated ground." And high-church Episcopa lians kneel beside Baptists and Pres- byteruins and men of no church at the Lord's Table, receiving commun ion from the hands of a man of God, without once asking who ordained him. or whether he was Immersed or sprinkled. This sacramental table, spread under the shadow of near death, made Jesus very real; but it made the ecclesiastical distinctions of the homeland seem very unreal and distant. The soldiers are going to help us back to a oneness of Christian fellowship that will shame all our past sectarian narrowness and bigotry. In this great and good society, there is the world's best hope for social solidarity. When the mind of Christ rules all of us. then nobody will hurt or cheat or oppress anybody. Once the ideals of Jesus are given right of way in His church, we shall have a real fraternity that will make all scheme of state socialism seem paltry and mechanical. Altho she does not yet fully realize the fact herself, it is none the leas true that the master word for this hour of social flux and -change is with tho church. She will do more than allay social unrest: she will make over the life of business aittl Industry and politics and society in a new and beautiful spirit of brother hood. She. and she alone, has a mo tive adequate for this achievement. Poor Russia's Blunder. In all seriousness-, !t may be de clared that to work In and for and thru the vitalized Christian church it the most direct means tor bringing about the long-desired era of "peaco on earth, good will to men." When men and women learn how to any, "The love of Christ constraincth me.", they possess a motive that can meet all tests. When business and consular representatives are fleeing from the most troubled parts of Russia and Persia, it is the Christian mU-aionarftrS and the Young Men's Christian Asso ciation men, and the Quaker F.econ struction Unit who elect to stay. Their passion for helping people Is so great that they count their iives of no con sequence. Russia poor, blundering, bewilder ed and betrayed Russia ?s the -.'ay's ' most striking example of the ineffi ciency of mere socialism without a, religious passion to sustain It. Thee retlcally. no nobler ideals were ever offered to a state than the revolution ists proposed to Russia. Practically, tho, the overthrow of the old order, and the breaking if former rcstn'nta, ' merely inaugurated an era of un bridled Individualism. It set every body to grabbing for himself. I saw and suffered from that blind and bestial loosening of primal passions, amid a people who thought- that lib erty meant a new chance to "look nut for number one." Book socialism, and practical socialism, have received their worst 1 low in Russia It takes a motive outside of self, and supernaturally empowered, to bring in the day of brotherhood upon which we have all fixed our hearts. Be st rainy- will not do It. forms will not do it. programs will not do it. There must be such a divine purpose ao Jesus prescribes and Imparts. When .the love of Christ fills human hearts, then lovo for brother man will oer flow. This is the church's opportunity. carry out her Lord's desire--. To help her fulfill this mission is the finest op portunity for the expreasion of one's life and personality. Then "church work" w l be no d-eary routine of petty tasks, but great and Joyous and adequate servioe of man and God. Py It the new worlj era may IN realized. HOUSEHOLD HINTS x The Table. British Stew One pound of chopped beef or veal, six tablespoons rice, (dry), cup beans, cooked, four table spoons each of chopped onion and carrots, one tablespoon of chopped parsley. If the meat does not contain tat. four tablespoons of dripping should be added. Willi Mi rice to cooking in three pints of water, brown the meat and onions together, add the carrots .then cook beans, and turn into the rice. Season with salt and pepper; let It simmer for on hour. Just before serving add tho parsley To Whip Cream When cream will not whip add the whit of an egg to it. Let both cream and egg be tnoro ly chilled. Then try again and it win v. hip aaaiiy.