OF INTEREST TO WOMEN
Famous Film Actresses
• Tell About Themselves
THEDA BARA—Celebrated "Vampire."
■y Thoda Bara.
Before my advent as a screen "vam
pire." I was on actress in Jane Had
den's company of players who were
giving a repertoire of plays in Paris.
Shortly after war was declared I
came to the United States to seek an
engagement on the legitimate stage.
At this time 'William Fox was contem
plating filming VA Fool There Was,"
and he was looking for a woman who
could portray a "vampire." I went
to see Mr. Fox and vr&s engaged for
I get hundreds of letters fron^ girls
who have had some tragedy in their
lives or who are terribly worried over
their love affairs. It is a funny
thing, but they seem to think that the
wicked woman, the one who has traf
ficked in men's souls, should under
stand their needs better than the good
woman. And of course they always
think of me as they see mè on the
My Idea of a vampire is the thor
oughly human woman who is a blend
of good and bad impulses. The-ab
Of Bachelor Girl, by Helen
A woman is Judged by the cook she
keeps—thank heaven, not by the secret
she keeps! •
A regiment of soldiers without a
mascot would be as lost as .a girl with
out a powder-puff.
Oh, thank goodness, those workless
Mondays are over! They may have
been hard on the poor business man.
hut nothing like as hard as they were
on the poor wlrtf who had to have him
thrashing around the house all day!
Solomon was the only man who ever
had six hundred and ninety-nine alibis
when one of his wives detected the
fragrance of another woman's sachet
on his coat lapel.
If a man's heart were as black as sin
his wife would sweetly burnish It up
every day so that her women friends
might envy her the puny virtures re
flected in its polished surface.
A woman is always going to church
to wash away her sins, but a man is
quite satisfied to stay at home and
Any man who can accurately define
love to a pretty woman wouldn't know
what It was if he felt it.
The rays of the moon are often ef
fective enough to turn a spring ro
mance into matrimony, but seldom
strong enough to turn marital love
back into a spring romance.
When a man lo^es his wife we say,
"What a GOOD husband he is!" When
his wife loves him we say, "What a
good husband he must BK!" And the
wife who made him "good" sits mod
estly back and bask contentedly in his
■Better be an old colonel's darling
than a young man's excuse for "ex
NO MORE IDLE 8UMMERS.
Seattle, Feb. *7.—"Summer Girls"
In Washington this year will probably
not be found on the beaches and at
the resorts, but in the orchards, fields
and packing houses, as nearly 9,000
girls of all ages in the state have
pledged themselves to spend the com
ing summer planting and handling
"Doesn't a snowstorm make the city
look like fairyland!"
"Not when we're burning soft coal.
Makes it look more like Pittsburgh."—
Washington Evening Star.
22 Million Families
in the United States
If bach family wv«i on* cup of wheat floor it would amount to
3,500,000 pound*, or more than 28,000 barrels. If this saving was made
thr ee ttaee a week, it would amount to 838,000,000 pounds, or 4 , 377,000
barrala in a year.
You on do your ahare in effecting this caving and really help to win
- the war by omitting white bread from one meal today and baking in its
place «nuORna or com bread made according to thie recipe:
Cora Meal Muffins
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lk cap* deer Ne
\ tnosmooa «ok 1 cep auk
4 tnapeeac Or. Price's BoUm Pcwd c r S tebl up aoei ihcrtceiac
fltft dry ingredients together into bowl ; add milk and pelted
and beet welL Bake in greased muffin tine in hot
oven about 30 minutes. 8eme batter may be baked ea com
bread in gr e aa ed ehallow pan.
Mem MU, White end Blue booklet, "Best War Tim* Recipes," containing many other
recipes fée — delicious mad wh ol es ome wheot saving foods mailed free.
DR. men CREAM BAKING POWDER. Mil hli f l m i Uni, Oku*
FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR
solutely heartless, cold vampire of fic
tion is false and artificial.
The reason that good women like
me and flock to see my pictures was at
first a bit of a puzzle to me. Hut l
decided that then' really is just a little
bit of vampire instinct in every woman,
no matter how fat she may tie or how
model a wife and mother. And the
very good women seem to feel some
how that life hasn't been quite fair to
them—that they have missed some
thing. So they like to go and see all
those emotions run riot which they
havo so carefully suppressed.
It Is a sort of revenge perhaps, for
the dullness and disappointments of
life. And then in the end the story of
the vampire is always a tragedy.
After all, you can't eat your cake ami
have it too. no matter how clever and
charming you may be. So the sad
ending is sort of compensation for the
woman whose sense of justice would
bo outraged if sin were to triumph in
the end, but who nevertheless craves
a little of its color and excitement in
life. She goes away feeling that per
haps virtue is its own reward after all.
Thursday afternoon —The Lend-a
ITaml society of the Methodist church
will meet. Section No. 1 with Mrs.
Schmidt at 914 Cherry street; section
No. 2 with Mrs. Watson at "22 North
Fourth street; No. 3 with Mrs. Cough
at 400 Connel avenue; No. 4 with Mrs.
Hill, GOl Woodford street; No. 5 with
Mrs. Strnusz at 940 South Third
street and No. G with Mr*. Keplogle, in
the 1500 block of South Fourth street,
west. The Ladies' Aid society of the
Christian church will meet In general
session at the home of Mrs. Ulmer
K. Hershey, 235 South Fifth* street,
The Junior World Wide guild will
meet, in social session at 7:30 o'clock
at the homo of Nellie Snyder, 724
Friday afternoon —Thn Missionary
society of the Fresbyterlan church
will tK)ld its postpone*! meeting at the
home of Mrs. A. P. Tletjen, 203 South
Fifth street, west. The Civic section
* of the Woman's club will meet at 2:30
o'clock at the T. W. O. A. club rooms
on Fast, Cedar street. The program
topic. "Uncle Sam Cleaning House."
will be led by Mrs. J. C. De Jarnette.
The North Side section of the W. 11.
C. wUl meet with Mrs. Hansen at 409
North Fourth street.
Friday avaning. —The Mount Jumbo
Civic leaguo will hold a special session
at the Prescott school. Officers will
be elected at this time and adult mem.
bers only are asked to attend.
Purdue to Give Course in
Aviation Ground Service
Lafayette, Ind.—As a result of popu
lar demand for training that would
prepare students for enlistment In the
aviation service, a course in automo
bile and aviation motors will probably
be given soon at Purdue university.
The course will be under the direction
of Professor O. C. Berry. The gas en
gine laboratory' of the mechanical en
gineering department will be used. The
class will have a regular schedule but
no credit will be given, as the work
Is Intended merely to fit one for the
aviation ground service only. This
course is only one of many that Pur
due is giving students who wish to
prepare themselves for war service, as
classes are regularly held in military
French, equitation, drill and radio tele,
Cannerg Are Instructed
To Hold Goods for U. S.
■Washington, Feb. 27.—All canners
are advised by the food administration
to hold for war purposes, until further
advised, all canned corn, peas, toma
toes, string beans and salmon now on
Germ Attacks Its "Host"
Over and-Over Again. ,
Grippe or influenza are always wltti
s. Ancient records show that infill -
e n 1 . a t pidemics
countries with sueh
rapidity as to have
produced the superstition that Us on
set is due to a malign "influence;"
lienee its name.
it is known now that there is no
mysterious influence and that infec
tion Is due to a micro-organism, the
influenza bacillus, discovered in -1892,
in the bronchial secretions of persons
suffering from the disease.
influenza may he regarderas a mild
disease, the complications constituting
the real danger, especially among el
derly people and those who are physi
Of the complications the most im
portant and dangerous are the lobar
and bronche pneumonias.
There can In- no question but that
there exists in all cities a certain num
ber of carriers of the influenza germ.
The carrier of this disease germ is pe
culiar in that, although the germs may
be present, in tin secretions of throat,
nose, mouth or bronchial tubes, little
"r no immunity is established by the
existence of the micro-organisms In
the hotly, which seem to await condi
tions of lowered vitality to produce and
reproduce Hie disease in the same in
dividual from time to time.
Health Queition« Answered.
H. H. writes: "1 heard somewhere
a very apt quotation oti health, which
was attributed to J.iueoln. Can* you
ii II me if there is anything credited to
Yes, Din coin wrote: "Do not worry:
cat three square meals a day; keep
your digestion good; exercise, go slow
and go easy. Maybe there are other
tilings dial your ease requires, to make
you happy, but, my friend, these I
reckon, will give you a good lift,"
1 William Talion of Phlllpsburg died
I at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at St.
! Patrick's hospital. Mr. Talion came to
the hospital only a few days ago from
Camas Hot Springs, where lie had
tieen in search of relief from his ill
ness with tuberculosis. Ho was ac
companied by his brother, Fred Talion,
of Drummond, who will take the re
mains to Butte for Interment. The
dead man was 55 years old and a na
tive of England.
Two Sticks of Dynamite
Found in Coal Shovel
Paducah, Ky.—Two sticks of dyna
mite, said to be sufficient to wreck
the plant, were discovered and removed
from a shove! of coal at the Paducah
water works an instant before the fire
man begun to throw It into the furnace.
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE GUESS
It has been said that the practice of
medicine at best is simply a game of
guesswork, because the action of drugs
varies to a great degree upon different
individuals; hut when a medicine has
lived for forty years, constantly grow
ing in sales and popularity there can
lie no greater proof of its merit. Such
a medicine Is Lydia K. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, tiiat famous old
root and herb remedy, now recognized
from shore to shore as the standard
remedy for female ills.—Adv.
PERSHING REPORTS DEATHS.
Washington, Feb. 27. — General
Pershing reported today that Private
Frank lieltinokoff, Erie, Pa., was kitted,
and Lieutenant Robert It. Cooper,
Smithville, Okla., and Private Biggie
Rutowski, Chicago, were slightly
wounded in action on February 24.
Private Cyril P. Morrissett, Quincy,
Mass., died February 24 of wounds re
ceived in action.
PUT SOFT PEDAL
ON EXTRA LUNCH
State Food Administrator
Thinks Three Squares a
PINK TEAS TABOOED
As War Measure, Atkinson
Asks Discontinuance of
"The fourth meal, whether an after
noon lunch or midnight feed, has no
place In the present war crisis," says
Alfred Atkinson, federal food adminis
trator for Montana, in a statement for
the Montana press. "Much of Amer
ica's entertainment in the home has
been built anpund eating and the re
freshments have been the delightful
part of most social events. This was
not food to meet the demands for
nourishment, but was offered for the
purpose of hospitality entertaiiThient.
"The present, war crisis is-employing
millions of fighting men, and these
men must bo regularly fed if we expect
to bring victory to our side. The cen
tral powers expect to win this war
because of the food shortage which
they- believe is Impending In the alliod
countries. This hope is not entirely
Without foundation. We l»elleve that
we will win this war, but the greatest
rare must bo used with food, since
food will be the determining factor.
Unnecessary Meal« Watte.
"it is clear that unnecessary meals
work against the American arms in the
same nature as the submarines. It is
simply a useless waste of food. The
American woman lias Ingenuity with
which to meet the demands of a new
situation. Now it is clearly up to tile
American woman to bring lids In
genuity to bear in planning her social
affairs. Social affairs should not be
discontinued, but the serving of food,
aside from necessary meals, ought to
"Tills does not apply to food demon
strations for educational purposes.
When one woman has found a method
of utilizing some substitute, she ought
to tell it to her neighbors and friends.
A good way Io tell about it is to dem
onstrate it. yet the demonstration
should be on a small scale and without
any Intention of 'feeding' Hie audience.
"Social affairs are necessary to keep
American spirit in trim; but t lie»
fourth meal is quid unnecessary and is
a danger to the American boys In
France who depend upon ns for foot! to
win this war."
Brief Bits of
City maps at courthouse.—Adv.
W. Tl. Lnnnlng, chief carpenter for
the Milwaukee, left yesterday for Se
Dr. Anna .James, osteopath, 204 W.
Mr. and Mrs. I'. .1. McClain and chil
dren were in the city for the day from
Seven per cent money to loan. II.
Claudo Hopkins came into the city
from Darby yesterday', for a physi
Dr. Willard, osteopath. First Na*
Mrs. J. Vanderpool and her son,
Claude Hollister, are visitors in Mis
soula from Drummond.
Marsh, the undertaker, 211 W. Cedar.
Rev. Father Daiqianl, a pioneer
prient of Bt. Ignatius, was in Missoula
f<V the day on business.
Dr. Louise Smith, osteopath, 618.—■
Airs. Sid J. Coffee left last night for
Bt. Louis and Wlckllffe, Ky., to visit
relatives for u. few weeks.
Dr. Harrison, practice limited to eye,
ear, nose and throat and the fitting of
glasses. Offi :e, Higgins block. — Adv.
Mrs. K. H. McCormick and her
daughter, Mrs. Kobes, left last nignt
for a short stay In Minneapolis.
R. Gwlnn, M. D., eye, ear, nose and
throat specialist. Glasses ground at the
office, First National Bank Bldg. —
Mr. and Mr*. Charles Reims have
disposed of their ranch at Victor and
have gone to Caspar, Wyoming.
F. G. Moore, chiropractor. Phone
John L. Deffebach of Billings came
to Missoula yesterday from Florida,
where he has been spending the winter
Spinks' chalk and cue tips leads the
world. Second hand pool tables for
sale. James Piquett, 128 W. Main.—
Mr. and Mrs. McQuarrle, who have
been living on Washington street,
have gone to make their home at Cas
Mrs. Ray G. Bailly and little daugh
ter have gone to spen dtwo weeks with
Mrs. Ba lily's mother, Mrs. C. P. Wilde,
at Thompson Falls.
Michael James Lynch of this city is
now serving as a stenographer in the
aviation corps of the United States
army at Waco, Texas.
George Wilcox has gone, to Los An
geles to accompany Mrs. Wilcox horn"
to Missoula. Mrs. Wilcox ha* been in
California during the winter.
Dr. H. L. Chadwick came into the
city yesterday from Libby. Dr. CliaJ
j wick has taken an agency for the Cen
! trat Ute Insurance company.
I Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Donohue expect
I to leave at the end ot the week tor i
Pacific coast points. They will go
south as far as San Francisco.
W. W. Berry', pioneer conductor on
the Northern Pacific, has returned
from a vacation trip to Los Angeles
and points in southern California.
Dr. Asa Willard has gone to Helena
to attend the meeting of the state
lward of osteopathic examiners. He
will be away the remainder of tho
Representatives Harbert of Flathead
and Searles of Mineral passed through
Missoula yesterday, returning to their
homes following the special session of
George II. Cooper, who owns a saw
mill at Dellorgla, is transacting busi
ness in Missoula. Mr. Cooper says that
scarcity of snow is hampering the
lumber business this season.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sterling and
three children motored into the city
yesterday from their home at Ronan.
They will be for three days eues# at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. .1. Far
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kinney of
Horte are guests for a few days at the
Khnimrd hotel. They have been for
the last two months in Portland. Ore.,
whore Mr. Kinney has been under a
physician's care at a hospital.
Mrs. Grace Attix Brown and children
of Lcwlstown are visiting for a few
days here with tier father-in-law, C. R.
Avery, of 44G Kdtth street. Mrs.
Brown has been visiting relatives at
Portland, and is now on lier way homo.
Teddy Martin of Alberton was a vis
itor in the city yesterday. Mr. Martin
say* the snow is all gone about Ather
ton and he intends to take his automo
bile from its winter quarters In n
Missoula garage and do spring service
In Hie country.
Mr. aiul Mrs. Charles Reedy and
three children are coming from Kau
Claire, Wls., to resume residence in
Missoula, where Mr. Reedy will be in
train service on the Northern Pacific
railway. Mrs. Reedy was before h»r
marring* Miss Cora. Nash of this city.
"That clrcuskeeper certainly gets his
language mixed when ho talks about
his beasts. The other day he railed
his old lion ilriitiiH the flower of the
"That was all right, lie merely
meant Brutus was a. dandy lion."—
3E : 3
6 p. m. Today
February Furnitu re Sale Bargains
Wait until tomorrow or next week or n ext month if you will, but COME TODAY
if you would share in the really remarkabl e values that have made this sale the won
derful success it has been. You will ne ver have such an opportunity again to pro
vide needed pieces or even a complete out fit of furniture for so little money.
Savings Average One-Third
Based on Pre-War Prices
The war hasn't been the big factor in p utting furniture prices up. It has helped,
of course, but the big thing that has made all furniture cost more is the scarcity of
cabinet woods. Trees take ages to grow—the oak and walnut and maple forests of
our childhood are gone and with them the readily available supplies of lumber for
the furniture maker. Mahogany and other tropical woods will cost more and more
as the demand will exceed the supply. Anyone can see that the day of good furni
ture at old-time prices has gone for good and all. Every piece of furniture offered
in this sale was away under value before being reduced, so the reductions from
twenty to fifty per cent actually afford b ettcr bargains than the mere figures
Special Sale Tags Come Off Tonight
Today Is Your Last Chance
Even if you are not just ready to have the furniture delivered, it will pay you
well to make selections before the sale's close—we will give free storage and, if
desired, will gladly extend the payments over a long period. You buy at the sale
price, of course.
f^ issoula ^ efcimUle fi
SHEEP MAN MURDERED.
Ijikevlew. Ore., Feb. 27.—E. O. Iamb,
aged 50, a retired sheep man of Pais
ley. Ore., was shot and killed at his
home yesterday. Following an inquest
a warrant was issued tor the arrest of |
T F a woman dubs it "a perfect
dear" or "a perfect duck" of
a Hat, it's sure to be an ultra
smart origination in
They do not follow the fashion, because
they are the fashion.
Vogue Hats, $12,50 to $20
Other Lovely Spring Hats y $4.50 to $25
ty issoula M ercantile fc
Bertha Lamb, his wife, On am
murder, and the sheriff left' I
make service. i
"ITtnc ie money," mW the- 1 ; Ml
gave the Jeweter *1.50 tdh repairta* .
| 98 cent watch.
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