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THE TOPEKA riAILY STATE JOURN ALr-THURSD AY x EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19. 1918
An Independent Newspaper BY FRANK P. MACLENNAN VOLUME XL. .NO. 236 Enured at second-class matter. OFFICIAL STATE PAPER. OFFICIAL PAPEll CITY OF TO PER A. Subscription Kates. By mall to advance, una year $4.80 By mall In advance, alx months.... 2.40 By mall In advance, three monthi. I.!W Bymail iu advance, one month.... .50 Kate Jy Carrier. .12 centa -.lid cents .90 eenta fleers of the Picardy regiment about the at of their respective corps. The Scots claimed their descent from Pon tius Pilate's bodyguard; but the Pi cardy officers declared that they were actually on duty upon the night of the crucifixion itself. Whereupon the col onel of the "Regiment du Douglas" brake in, scoring the honors: "If we had been on guard, we should not have slept at our posts." One week Two '-weeks for a quarter Tour weeks Telephone 3530. Eastern Offices: Paul Block, represents tlve !i00 Fifth avenu. New 1'ork; Mailers building Chicago; Little Bldg., Boston; Krestfa building. 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Keep in touch with your government durlRg these trying times. It can help you in s thousand waya if your wants art only made known. The 8tate Journal pays for thla splenild service in order that every one of ita read era may take free advantage of it. You are welcome to use It aa often as you like. Writ your request briefly, sign your name and address plainly, enclose a 3-cent stamp for return postnire. and address the TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL INFORMA TION BUKEAIT. Frederic J. Haskins, Director, Washington-. D. C. . The theater strike In Topeka and the assertion of Manager Crawford that girls will take the men's places brings out .the question is theatrical labor essential? Should strong, healthy men be winding movie reels and shifting stage scenery when Unete gam needs them In other lines of labor?' At last we find war maps In the newspapers-with the word "Germany' printed thereon! ! " ; "Go!" said Foch. "Go!" said Persh- ins. "Go!" said the German general. Ami they alt went in the same general direction. Naughty Austria! Making proper proposals" to the' allies! lm- Because motions are to be used In stead of bugle calls it does not neces sarily follow that dummies willmake .IB UCDl UtUITia. . The casualties from the Spanish in fluenza soon will be greater than from that war in 1898. TOPEKA STATU JOURNAI. INFORMATION' BUREAU FREDERIC 3. HAfiKXK. Director, Washington, D. C. "' SAVING PAPEll. Paper is a. valuable commodity and its cost Is Increasing steadily. Every pound of paper wasted represents the waste of money that might better be used to help finance the war, or to help the Bed Cross or Y. M. C. A. The aggregate saving that could be real ized by the more careful purchase and mora economical use of paper would be enormous. Paper Is ah article of such general and necessary use that if a shortage were allowed t develop it would in evitably lead to serious consequences. The efficiency of the agencies for the dissemination of news, such as news papers, magazines, trade journals, books, etc., would be impaired. The transaction of business, which de pends so largely upon paper, would be Interfered with. In order to avoid the possibility of such a shortage several important steps haVo already been taken. The priorities committee of the War Industries board has placed all pulp and paper mills on the preferred list with the express understanding that every economy shall be practiced. Th pulp and paper section has adopted recommendatiofls for curtail ing the consumption of paper by newspapers, magazines, trade Jour nals, textbook publications, etc, which would result in the saving of from IS to 25 per cent. What now remains to be done is for every consumer of paper from the housewife and -corner grocery or drug store to the large bank, department store, or business house to reduce the consumption of paper to that which is strictly necessary. . A prompt and whole-hearted response to the gov ernment's appeal to economize In the use of paper will remove the possibility-of a shortage and help materially to win the war. Every consumer of paper must real ize that the failure to observe this re quirement may result In the with drawal of any or all of the priority privileges, without which the supply cannot be maintained. In the training camps army officers teach the men to stahd erect, heads up, hands down. Over in France the Tanks are told to keep their heads down. The Buns throw their hands up. Three to one is the bet that when American prisoners are asked for In formation by the enemy they "answer with the ail-American true-Yankee phrase, "Go straight to h .' The loss of revenue on liquors In the fritted States will be made up by the gafri in trusted manpower. The king of Italy says the Austrian people suffer but the army is well cared for. Does he mean that part Of the Austrian army in Italian hand? ; The first appearance of frost brings thoughts of pumpkin pie like mother still makes. N Have you bought your coal yet? If you have the money and don't lay in .your winter supply you are doing the pdor who must buy coal in small lots " thru the winter, a rank injustice. ANTIQUITY OF BRITISH ARMY. , Owing to the fact that previous to August, 181-4, the "contemptible little" British army was & comparatively small affair, never designed for ag gressive purposes, the inhabitants of other countries are apt now-a-days al ways to think of the huge "new" Brit ish armies created by the exigencies of the war to meet organized aggression upon an unparalleled scale, arid- In cpnsequence to overlook the great an tiquity and wonderful traditions of ' the British army. This is exempli fied notably in-the instance of the First Regiment of the Line, the Royal Scots, which now boasts enough bat talions of yits own to make a small armybf itself and was specially men tioned by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig for gallantry round Mont Kem mel and other places during the Ger ' man spring offensive. The Royal Scots (Lothian regiment) go so far back into antiquity that it is claimed that they originated from Pontius Pilate's bodyguard, when he was Roman governor in ' the north subsequent to the crucifixion; and at Colinton in Midlothian, which is said to have been his headquarters, there still stands "PontiuA Pilate's Tree," apocryphal or otherwise. Many times in their full and varied history of campaigning they have fought against the Germans and with the French, so that at Mont Kemmel and other places in the present war it has only been a . case of history repeating itself. In the seventeenth century they spent many years on the continent and. af ter fighting with Sweden under Gus- . tavus Adolphua against the' Germane unui nis aeatn, tor lorty-five year they fought irt the French service as "Le Regiment du Douglas." During that time a dispute arose with the of- RAILROADS AFTER THE WAR, What will be done with the rail roads after the war ? The statute providing for govern ment control stipulates that the lines shall be returned to their owners twenty-one "months after the close of the war. The government may or may not hand back the railroads. Railway owners and operators and public off! cials differ on their version of this move. But there is one thing certain. The railroads after the war will be on an altogether new basis. 1 In the first place there will be no more 6f the before-the-war wasteful competition between rail lines. The government control, altho expensive to the traveler and the shipper and rath er unsatisfactory at this time due to crippled schedules and slow freight and express shipments, will teach the railroads a lesson.' It will polht out to them the advantages of standard ization of equipment, the value of economical operation thru less com petitive r-".edules and the need of co operation generally in matters of la bor, power and Improvements. - Luxurious competition in passenger traffic has cost the railways of the United States millions of dollars. Gross revenues have been increased 1 ut the net continued on the downward course. The public has profited but slightly thru the competitive methods em ployed by the carriers ' in the past. Government control has revealed this. The railroads have made wonderful strides recently by the government method .of pooling of terminals and equipment, abolition of off-line agen cies for freight and passenger soliclta tion, arbitrary routing and unified operation. It has cost the public many extra dollars, to be sure, but the money is spent for war purposes. After the war It will be different. The roads will be face to face with tremendously advanced wages that must be met by revenues. The reve nue mutt pay Interest on securities. The war strain will tell on power and equipment and maintenance of way. If, after the war. the railways are released By the government, and the owners are successful in restoring the old passenger service, minus the in conveniences, as well as the old fares. the greatest transportation problem of the age will have been solved. If the government continues operate the roads the public soon will demand better service, cheaper rates and more conveniences. A couple of more weeks now and the clock will go back to the original schedule. Mornings will be daylighted once more and the children may go to bed in time to procure enougr sleep for school. - i The German and Austrianxsoldiers are reported to be at swords points In France doubtless over who shall lead the march back to the Rhine. HOW THE FARMERETTE LIVES. Washington, D. C, Sept. 16. Lola WAS very tired. For a whole year she had stood uncomplainingly behind the ladies' veil counter of a large, badly ventilated department- store, day in and day ouf keeping up a cheerful pretense of interest in each exacting customer. Outside the sun was so hot .that pedestrians brushed rudely past each other in an attempt to stay in the meager shade afforded by the store's awnings, but inside the store it was even hotter. If she could only get awayfor a week away from this stuffy, rrfoist atmosphere! Again, she considered the small size of her bank account. No, she decided wearily, it could not be done. She moved up the aisle to wait on a couple of .women fingering automobile veils. "Do they want us?" one of the wom en was saying, "I should say they do! We could place another unit of thirty girls in the next county right away if we could only get them. It you know of any young things that are willing to undertake healthy, outdoor farm work for 50 cents a day, do send them along to join the Woman's Land army. Anybody who is over 20 and can pass a- physical examination. Now don't forget." ' One of the women departed, leaving the other still examining the automo- one veils tftru a goid-rlmmed lor gnette. Lola was shy of women with lorgnettes, but today she was willing to take desperate chances. "I heard what you said just now," she said boldly, "and I want to know if they would take me in this this woman's army.' This is the story of ene girl who Is working with a unit of the woman's land army on a farm near Wash:g ton, as detailed by herself. Attired in brown overalls, wide, comfortable shoes and a wide-brimmed straw hat. she was busily sorting apples and toss ing tnem into bushel baskets. A heal thy red showed beneath the tan of her heeks. and ner movements were swift and vigorous "I am glad I heard those women talking," she concluded. tor I am sure. I was arrowing ill. And when Tom comes back from war I want him to find me as healthy as he In the vicinity of this vounK woman about a dozen other young women In Drown overalls were working. Several were picking apples in a nearby or chard; two others were also engaged in sorting them, and one girl, with a bright red kerchief in place of a hat. was unloading barrels from a twe- norse dray. This girls, the writer learned later, was a society debutante. who was recovering from a busy sea son by Nhelping the farmers harvest ineir crops. All were phenomenally ruddy and healthy. feome - distance from the orchard was the headquarters of the unit, a low, shambling farmhouse, with a large, homelike kitchen, and wide. lry bedrooms lined with armv cots. Here a bustling, middle-aged lady, with grey hair, spectacles, and a stiff, white apron, was preparing the noon aay dinner for the girls. She was the superintendent of the unit, a sort ef camp motner- wno Keeps bouse for them, makes all the business arrange- menus oetween tnem ana their em ployers, and otherwise superintends their welfares. If a girl does not feel equal to the strenuous outdoor work, the superintendent arranges for her to help the farmer's wife can fruits and' vegetables until she is able to go back to her heavier . tasks. Thruout the summer only one girl had to with draw from the unit on account of ill health, and she had been too weak to undertake the work at the beginning. iuere are now iz i or tnese woman's land army units working in all parts of the country, which is a considerable decrease from the number in opera tion during the busy season in the eariy part or the summer when 5,000 farmerettes were enrolled. Every state in the union has an organ ized section of the army. The farmer ette is no longer an experiment- She has proved her value; the farmers nave accepted her; the United States department of labor has given her official sanction, and she is here to stay as long as the war lasts anyhow. . But this success has not been achieved without a hard struggle. At first the farmers scorned the idea of woman labor, and refused to employ it. Representatives of the department of agriculture, including Miss Atwater, who also is a member of the woman's committee of the "ouncil of national defense, declared themselves against it on the grounds that it would be too expensive, in the first place, and too strenuous for the women in the sec ond place. It costs as much to main tain a farmerette on the land in Eng land as it does to maintain a soldier in the trenches, was the statement frequently given out. Nevertheless, a few farmers, hard pressed for labor in the berry season, capitulated and agreed to try a woman's land army unit. The women made good. The work in the open air, far from being too strenuous, caused them to gain in weight; the farmers were more than satisfied; and the proposition in most cases was operated at a profit. Tne system employed is this. Tne unit furnishes its own housing accom modations (the house is usually donated, but a stove, kitchen utensils. army cots, chairs and tables must be provided) and its superintendent. Tne girls furnish their own overalls, sheets, pillows, blankets and shoes, in addi tion to their regular wardrobe. The farmer pays the superintendent for the work of the unit, and each girl re ceives $15 a month together with her board and lodging. Any money lert over is turned into the treasury of the local organisation of the woman's land army, where it is used to defray the expenses of equipment. The housing accommodations pro vided for some of the units are neces sarilv primitive, since buildings with a capacity of twenty or thirty young women In the rural districts are dis tinctly soarce. Thus, one unit em ployed by a Virginia farmer to pick strawberries was compelled to take up its abode in a large sawmill. The girls tacked mosquito netting'over the windows. Installed their cots and kitchen equipment, and opened "camn." All the drinking water had to be Carried from a nearby spring and most of their bathing took place in a local river, which sounds incon venient but Is undeniably healthy. In the beginning the farmer bad em ployed the unit only in the face ef dire necessity, after searching the countryside for every other kind of labor first. But he ended by using the farmerettes for hoeing and har vesting the crops, and reluctantly re leased them to another farm, with the recommendation that he had "never had such a good trucking year and owed it all to the girls." Another farmer employ -nr a unit ofthe District of Columbia wrote a letter to the chief of the army, Mrs. F. L.' Ransoms, expressing his grati tude for its assistance and lauding its ability, "The first real test the farm erettes were subjected to on my farm," he wrote, "was when, short of man power, my manager used them 'in threshing a crop of wheat. These girls loaded Wagons, pitched wheat from the wagons to the threshing ma chine, hauled water, kept tally of the output of the thresher, both as to the amount of wheat threshed and straw baled, and, in short, filled practically every position formerly occupied by men." The woman's land army is the main hope the nation has of obtain ing green vegetables next season. The recent draft will drain the rural dis tricts of the few farm hands that are left, and unless women step in to fill the vacancies there is going to De a food shortage such as has never been experienced before. Already the farmers are making large retrench ments in the buying of seed, on ac count of the lack of labor to plmt it. The president of a large seed asso- elation calls attention to the alarming decrease in farmers' purchases of seed Which, he says, will make the prices of Vegetables beyond the reach of the man of ordinary income. Farmers who have always bought "between twelve and fourteen hundred pounds of spinach seed, for example, this year are buying only three and four hundred pounds. "If all the labor they are putting out new," he says, -were diverted Into one state it might relieve the situ atlon there, but there would be none left . for .the other -States-" Under these circumstances, ' this man urges everyone to come to the support of the Woman's Land army in all parts of the country and help it to perform its work, it needsvfuqds, it needs re cruiting officers, and above all it needs recruits. In return fof these it will undertake to . provide help for the farmer; fresh vegetables for the con sumer, and for the farmerette health. ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT ' BT ROY K. MOULTON r Torty-Flve. Polish tie the old squirrel rifle. Put the old hofs iu the bnrn. Gotn' to teach 'em not to trifle With the works along the Maroe. Into storage with the flivver, . Farewell to the corner store, Headin' for the old Mams river, Famed in military lore. Good-by, oats and wheat and pumpkins, Farewell to the old Bang-plow. Gotn' to show those Tenton bumpkins How to take a joke right now. Bound to be in at the finish. He knows what he's fightln' for. Mav his old punch ne'er diminish Uncle Ezra's gela' to war. "Day after tomorrow," ordered the Werman field marshal, "move your corns threa miles to the east." 'Day after tomorrow," replied the general, "there ain't goin' to be no corps." Captain BoyEd has ' been trans ferred to tne nign seas zieet. ahoidh non-essential occupation -working on a high seas fleet which has no high sea. Aeeordlrier to the story, Otis Skinner was mistaken for a barber the other day by some Journeymen . strikers. Well, the name is a bit suggestive, isn't it? Toung New York actress says she hesitates about getting married. She should cheer up. The first wedding is always the worst. EVENING STORY ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS The following are some interesting answers to correspondents who wrote for information to the Topeka State Journal Information Bureau, Wash ington, D. C: Are any of the bodies of American sol diers killed in France being brought to this country? ' ANSWER No, none of the bodies of men killed abroad are being returned to this country but are being buried over there. Alter tne wnr It la possible that bodies will be returned. Identification methods area Biicn iiihs id urncucntiy nil ractes Kraves are marked and can he easily located. w no are tne nutnemans? ANSWER Th UntUenlans are a Slavic eople and a branch of Little Ruaniaa. 'ha name is derived from Kuthenla which means Russia. Save Paper. BT BELLE SQUIRES. Save paper! Use your baskets when marketing and do not ask to have your cabbages, carrots, turnips and celery wrapped. Refuse paper bags except when absolutely necessary to protect the food. Apples, oranges, lemons, bananas and such like things do not need bags to cover them. They have sanitary coverings of their own. So save the bags. A paper bag saved is a paper bag made. Use your bags again and again. Save your wrapping paper and your cord and use them a second and a third time. When broken or soiled, save the remains for the junk man. Do not burn them! A paper bag saved is a paper bag made! If every shopper saved a bag a day by refusing bags or using the same bag a second time; it would be equivalent to an output of 20.000,000 bags a day! Twenty million bags produced and not a tree cut down, not a pound of eoal mined or consumed, not an ounce of precious chemical used or a hand turned over to produce them! It is magic! Such could be the record of the women of America, however, by the simple method of re fusing to use bags needlessly. So use your baskets! Carry your parcels home, unwrapped. Use your paper bags, your paper wrappers a second third and even fourth time when pos sible. Not to save the merchant aed expense (that would Indeed be heaping coals of fire upon his head!) but to conserve the nation's paper supply, cnemicai supply ana tne na tion's coal supply. . Could there be but a reduction of 25 per cent in the amount ef paper used, a 25 per cent reduction in the annual output, such a saving would represent 2,000.800 tons of coal and 2,000,000 tons of additional freight in and out of the mills, or nearly 400,000 carloads. Think what a saving that would mean Save paper! In saving paper you are saving coal. Every pound of paper you refrain from using means a saving of a pound or coal and more, Precious chemicals, too, you will be saving that are needed now in muni tion works. Sulphur, caustic soda. chlorine you will be saving as well as trees and space in freight trains. Save paper! Do not burn it! Your waste naber. vour empty cartons, boxes. pasteboards of all kinds, should go to the junk man. that later they may find their way back to the paper mills to be made asrain into paper. To burn or waste it la Save naoer organized by the Woman's Land Army now a form of treason. Save paperl "Lachesis." BY R. RAY BAKER. Things happen Just by accident. sometimes. But does the accident happen by accident? Not while Lach esls is holding down that destiny job on Mount Olympus. -" Lachesls, you know, is one of the three Molrae who meddle irt the af fairs of mortals from the time they are born until they pass into other realms. These Molrae. or fates, nave a room all to themselves in the big of fice building of the gods, and they run things with a high hand. One would tninK. tnat, in tnese aays of progress, Clotho would get some thins: to take the place of thae old spinning wheel on which she spins the thread of life, and that Atropos could find an instrument less unwieldy tnan that long pair of dull shears she has been using to cut tne tnreaa wnen sne decides it's long enough. However, they seem to have got along so far without modern improvement and they ought to know their business by this time. Anyhow, this story concerns Lache sls. who works without instruments. She simply stands near tne spinning wheel and dabs weal and woe on that thread and twists it about her fin gers and ties knots in It, to suit her own pleasure. It has been said that Clotho and Lachesls and Atropos are old and. uk1v.n Of course, as mortals reckon, these Fates are old; but years don t count on Olympus. And as to ugliness well. I'm willing to allow that Atropos has a hideous face, and it a possible Clotho is not beautiful, because her back must be lame and her eyes faded and her forehead wrinkled from bending over the spin-, ning wheel but Lachesls there's no reason why she should be ugly, be cause her job furnishes lots of varletv. Moreover, she's one of the heroines in this story, so she has just got to be Deautirui. rne nero is jacx Watson, a mere mortal who defied Lachesis. She had decided, soon after Clotho beean to spin the thread. - that he should, be married before he became 28 years old, and she had picked for his bride a girl hamed Esther Richards. They were- born in the same little town in Ohio and had one of those "school kid" romances; and then, when Jack was only 11 and Esther 8? it ended. Jack moved with his parents to Co lumbus, where they resided three years. Jack and Esther wrote occa sionally, as children sometimes carry on a correspondence, but they were too young to undjerstand about aflini ties and such things, and gradually When Jack was fifteen his mother died and he moved with his father to New York. The boy obtained a job ouira ooy witn a Droxer and held i iwo years, -rnen ne was promoted. ana aDout that time pneumonia claimed Mr. Watson. When Esther was ten she went with herparents to Vancouver. British Co lumbia, and there thev remained until she was twenty-two, xacnesis stooa in the workroom of the Molrae one day. holding Jack Watson's thread of life in one hand and Esther Richards' in the other "My, how far apart they have drifted," she murmured. "This will never do; I have decided differently." Jack was leaning back on his swivel chair with his feet on his desk, in his own real estate offlos in Melbourne, Australia. Was he thinking about Es ther? Decidedly not. His mind was full of business of how to travel still lartner on the path of prosperity. which he already had found. Esther was reclining, on a leunge in her home in Vancouver, reading a Red Cross magazine. Did Jack hold any place in ner thoughts? No, not even a small corner. They had for gotten about eaoh others, as I have said. That evening Jack went to the Mel bourne Business club for dinner with three other prosperous young business men, all of them married. When the meal was finished the conversation turnea 10 matrimony. "How comes it you never got mar ried, Jack?" asked George Clifford as he passed cigars. "You're" old enough and have enough coin to make some gin comfortable and happy." Jack laughed as he lighted the weed. . "Not me." he said aa he nuffed piaciaiy. "fii never get married. I'm going to be a hermit. Do yen know. fellows, it's a fact that I've never been interested a bit In the fair eex? I'm an ror -business. I'm sincerely op posed to marriage for myself, at least. " Clifford, who was five' vears older. looked over the . rims of his glasses with a slight grimace and inquired: "Don't you believe in love? Don't you believe that every one was made ior some one?" Another laugh, this time louder and longer, from Jack. "I should say not!" he retorted. There's no such thing as love. Mar riage is a matter of business. When a fellow hasn't enough sense to save his money, he needs a woman to help him; and if he gets the right kind lie's all right, ai.a it he doesn't he s all wrong. I tell you I'm not interested in girls and I'll die a bachelor, as sure as the sun rises and sets. - Lachesis frowned. 'Such defiance! She was puzzled, but she was very re sourceful. For days at a time she would stand and hold those two threads, one in each hand. But when she attempted to bring them together ner arms would stiffen. Six moi.th8 before it was time for him to celebrate his twenty-eishth an niversary something put into Jack's neao tne idea of touring the states. As he had accumulated a comfortable pile of the metal so much desired on this globe, and as he had taken in a partner who was capable o ' conduct ing the business alone, there was no reason why he should not carry the idea into effect. It was on the outskirts of Chicago that the accident occurred. The train hit a broken rail or something and the parlor car left the track. Only one person was severely Injured, and that was Jack Watson, whose arm was broken. He was taken to a Chicago hospital. where the arm was set- His condition, physically and financially, warranted a nurse being assigned to special duty on the case. This was the first opportunity he had had to study woman at close range, and It proved decidedly inter esting. The nurse was in constant at tendance during the day and ready to answer his call at any time during the night. She was continually putting thermometers into his mouth and taking them out again, feeling his pulse, feeding him ice cream and other delicacies, and smiling. And she bad a pretty face, always shining with -good cheer, and a lot of other nice ways about her4 "That's funny,t Jack told himself frequently. "I never Knew a woman could be so useful in this busy world.1 And he got to -wishing that his arm wouldn't bein any hurry about get- "SPARE NOT A SINGLE BOUGH" ting mended, and his mind begaq thinking strange, thoughts; that is, strange for him. Of course, you know the nurse was Esther Richards. But he did not. A lot of changes take place in a person between the ages of eight and twenty- five; and there was no more reason why he should associate this miss Richards witn tne one or, nis scnooi days in Ohio than that she should recognize her childhood sweetheart in this Mr. Watson who was her patient. Had Jack been "ess reticent about himself their former acquaintanceship would have leaked out In tne -small talk" that usually develops between a nurse and a -convalescing patient) put as he was one who took things for cranted and never displayed curiosity. especially concerning the affairs of women,' he had not even asked the customary "Where is your home ? Naturally her professional reserve, ac-' quired during nearly three years of training, precluded the possibility of hor taking the initiative in such per sonal matters: so the fact that they had once been schoolmates and "pup-, py-love sweethearts remained unre vealed. He fought against the peculiar feel ing that was creeping over him, but it was a losing fight. He gave up the struggle and confessed, first to him self and later to her, that he was in love with her. He told her all about it on the day he was to leave the hos pital. "Do you believe In love?" she in quired, 'as she stoodbeside the bed and retained that professional de meanor sufficiently to keep him from seizing her hand. "These days, peo ple are beginning to have the idea that marriage' is only a business con tract." Jack laughed 'and forgot all about Melbourne and real estate, business club dinners and hermits' lives. "Love!" he echoed. "Surely, I be lieve In love. Every one was made for some one, and I was made for you. I've felt that ever since I first saw you Btanding by this . bed and counting my heart-beats. Haven't you felt yie same way?" She forgot about "being profession al" and her hand found its way into his. Perhaps, she confessed. "That's what we always read in books; and there may be something to it. Really, I feel as If I had known you always." Lachesis smiled a smile of triumph. She drew the two threads together and held them side by side in . one hand. With the other hand she reached Into the happiness box. and dabbed some of the contents on the threads. Then she carefully and me thodically knotted them together. You can't defy Lachesis and gt away wim it. (Copyright. 101. by MrClure Mewapapet nyonicate.! DOROTHY DtX TALKS BY DOROTHY PIX Weeiers Big best Paid Woaaaa Writes-. Adopttnt; a Baby. 1. I have received a letter in which a woman writes: 'My' husband, and X are a middle aged. Well-to-do. childless couple. We have been thinking of adopting . r baby, but our friends warn us against it, and tell us of the dangers of herad ity and of the possibility that the child of unknown parentage that we take and rear and learn to love may some dav briny sorrow and disgrace upon us, because the bad blood in his veins' dooms him to wrong doing, wnat. ao you think about this? advise us to do? ' it is reduced ' one-half. While the cider is boiling rapidly add apples until the mixture is the desired thick ness. Cook slowly, stirring constantly and skimming when necessary. When the apples begin to separate from the cider, take one pound of sugar and two cups of syrup to eaoh bushel of apples used; add a little ground cin namon and boll vniil it remains in a smooth mass, when a little is cooled. Usually one and one-halt bushels of apples are enough for one and one half gallons of boiled cider. Use par ings for making vinegar. Molded Fish One small can or glass Jar Bismarck herring: Tme pound can tuna fish, two tablespoons granulated gelatin, one cup well-sear soned soup etoek, lettuce, one and one half tablespoons lemon juice, one eighth teaspoon paprika, one-quarter pound butter, one-quarter cup of cold wk An vnu water, mayonnaise. j Put the herring, tuna fish and but- Adopt your baby. Don't listen to iter tnru tne tooa cnopper; aaa ins the croakers. Don't be afraid of their seasoning. ooaa "'"'" nrnnksnlo What If an npcanlnnal ; iti uiiui gvh iu .v.. ... DINNER STORIES In a Vermont town they tell of a suitor who, after some years of de votion, finally proposed to the lady of his choice. "But, Henry, protested the lady. this is really sudden. You had bet ter give me a week to think it over!' "Very well, my dear,- said Henry. And after due reflection, -he added "Perhaps it would be as well if thought it over myself at the same time!" A lieutenant at Camp Grant was riding oast a guard the' other night. and at the usual command to halt he atnniwl bin noma and stood there. However, the guard didn say another word, and after a short time the lieu tenant burst out with "Well, what are you making me stand -here for? Ex pect me to stay here all night?" The guard answered. "Well, I didn't know what to say next, I've only been here . adopted child has turned out badly? Millions of our children have devel oped into wayward sons and daugh ters who have brought their parents' grey heads In sorrow to the grave.' Of course one would like to know that the child one adopts comes of a good, clean, honest stock, but after all,, we do not know very much about how far blood tells in a human be ing, nor how far certain traits and oualittes are bequeathed oy parents to their offspring. Scientists generally, hold that en vironment is of far m3re Importance than heredity in forming character. and that the reason that the children of criminals are so often criminals is mainly because they are brought up n vrcious atmosphere, ami have no earl training in the moralities. Don't be scared off from adopting a baby by the heredity bug-a-boo. Pick out a child with a good, well-devel oped head and clear. Intelligent eyes and trust to the environment that you can give him to overcome any taint , in nis Diood. Furthermore, as for heredity well, when it comes down to brass tracks, there are mighty few of us who have got such a flawless family record, either physical, mental or moral that we do not -hope to goodness that our children won't take after some of our ancestors. - Of all noble acts in the world I can think of none that is finer than taking a forlorn, lonely, loveless, homeless, motherless and fatherless little child, and giving him all the blessings that fate has denied him. Orphan asylums do great work, but you cannot raise a child properly by machinery. 'A ohlld neeus tne niiman xoucn. the het soup stock. - Put all together in a mold; when cold turn eut on a bed of lettuce. Serve with mayon naise. Hard-cooked eggs and diced tomatoes may be used as a garnish. HEART AND BEAUTY PROBLEMS ; BT MRS. SLIZABKT3 THOMFSOM. Dear Mrs. Thompson:' I have bean married a little over a year and since that time we have been living with my husband's mother. We want to build a home of our own. My hus band Is in class 4-A. Will you please tell me if he will be drafted any time soon? A CONSTANT READER- If you were married after war was declared, there Is great probability that your husband's class will be changed and that he will be called in the near future. It would be un wise tq build unless he has the cash to pay for the home In case he is called to service.' Dear Mrs. Thompson: I heard from a young man whom I have never seen. I answered and have heard from him again. He is in camp and may go to France any day. He writes me every week and says he is going to send me his photo and wants mine to carry in his watch. Shoulu I write htm regularly while he is im camp and after he goes to France? He aays after he comes back from France he is going to visit me. Do you think there is any harm for me to write him? B.' E. It is all right to write to him If He needs . you are verv careful what vou sav soft laps and cuddling arms, bedtime land do not write anything you would stories, ami somebody to kiss his : not wish others to see or that you hurts and make them well. He needs ' will regret later. Do .ot send the the warm shelter of a home Just as boy your photograph. You do not much as a flower needs the sun. And lacking these, he is always a poor.' stunted, dwarfed , thing that never reaches full growth. When you aupot an orphan child and make him your own, when you give him a home, a father and a moth er, you give a human being his chance in the world. You are the magician that releases an imprisoned soul. You endow a -rife with all its potentialities for ood, for success, for achieving things, and it is as worthy an act as it is to endow a hospital or library or any other public benefaction. And it is a good deed whose rewards you reap a thousand fold. Every time you feel your baby's soft little arms around your neck, every time you thrill to the cling of his helpless little hands, or stoop for his moist little kiss n your cheek, you will draw a hun dred per cent dividend on your invest ment of money and care in it. want a boy to carry around your Tic- ture unless you are sure what kind of a boy he is, and you will not be able to tell until you have met him. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a brunette with a good and rather fair complexion. - Can I wear turquoise blue? MAYBELLE. I should think you could wear tur quoise very well. (Cevyrtgatad. MIT. fcy The Wi eater Brad HOUSEHOLD HINTS Tried RccipcK. - s Y A nnl. Rifttett Parp. core and autr. ter the desired quantity of apples, al lowing one-third of sweet to two-third" f aeur .apples. Boll awaat cider until A HERO EVERY DAY Brave Deeds of men in America's Fighting Ferric - The United States marines were at tacking in that shambles, formerly formerly known as Belleau wood. Everywhere sounded the whine of ma chine gun bullets, the crash of high rapionve, me roar or scattering shrapnsL But the marines went on -and one of the reasons for the steady advance was Corp. Charles W. Brooks, Of Company K. Time after time, thru the heavy machine gun fire, Brooka made his way forward with important messages., that meant the very exis tence of the hard-fighting marines. And not only did he deliver his mes sages, but his disregard for his per sonal safety was an example that strengthened more than one hard-hit fighter. Because of all this. Corporal Brooks has received the distinguished service cross, and. July 14. was pro moted to second lieutenant. He is si son of Jonas G. Brooks. 404. West Washington street, Wheaton, 111.