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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. .MONDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1914. ,10 AZINE PAGE FOR EVERYBODY - i ' A Letter From One of the Lonely By WINIFRED BLACK. (Copyrlchl. 1?H rvrwspaptr lfeatort Service) HLItE S a letter that made mo uondci. It is written b a lad ot twenty, without doubt a man of unusual ability How 'm, u II he hac to wait before some 'nd finds h!m out and sJC8 him a an e ' 's it fur. what h 5ss. that we are blind and deaf and dumb? Do we Paf such people as he. da after Ja. and neir cite them evrn a thought" Are (he all around u.s on eer, hand. be lonely people, drifting; to miserj. and despair just because we are all "roo bu.uy ' to pay any attention to them" If what is written in this letter is true, what are we coins; to do about it. ou and I? Dear Miss Black- Quite otten I taken pleasure in read- ng jour -heart to heart" talks in the papei. and the one toda, " i orcisn Misisona and a I.oneV Uttle Girl." struck me as especially adequate, as I was n a mood to appreciate it or Any talk on this subject. I always am. fof I m in a position to understand the moaning of the word "loneliness. 1' f the thing which has caused the downfall and ruin of many a sood oklng and honest young man and girl, and it is the thing above all else whi'h turns us Into pagans and athei3ts. For after we have stood it as nng as we can. or perhaps until it has driven us into paitial insanity, in ead of praying to our God for assistance, we curse Him and all creation and blame Him for our troubles. But. God knows, you can hardly blame us. I am just twenty years of age. but far older in knowledge than my vrars warrant. I am a Yankee born of Canadian parents, honest, hard-work -ng people, who can trace their lineage back to an carl in Scotland, a family that produced one of the best generals in the United States army. I had always had all I wanted up to my ninth birthday, when my father was acci dentally killed Since then I have been shifting for myself. Wanted, a Friend. I came here to win m way to raniv a.d fortune; but. mon Dieu: what a time I am working in the office of an engineer at a salary under $10 a week, which was previously the lowest I ever worked for. It is hardly enough to keep me going, and no one cares whe'her I win or lose. MV emplojer takes more interest in me than the average business man takes in his cmplojes, but he cannot lake the place of a good friend. I would iol euro t-o much if F even had one good friend that I could relv upon, some one to whom I could tell my woes and other little daily occurrences which go to make up a sincere frendship. In the year and a half that Ihave been 'n this city I have not made a really true friend of mv own age. It is the loneliness of the big cities which kills many an honest young man and girl Personally, I know from my own experience tint if I were ever to fall in with a bad set of fellows. I would bcapt to go wrong. What are the church-going people coming to. anyway? Vou can go in and out of church, year in and year out, and never a soul will stop to sa a kind word to ou. What good are the missions? Whj don't thev start at home, and try to pic vent no voting people from going astra, instead of Irving to bring us back after the trouble is done? The Doll Girl. hy, not many menths ago. while eating lunch in one of th- restaurants I froquent. a very n'.c young girl came in and sat down at my table, and I could tell by the expression in her eyes that the was eating her heart away with lonel nepy. so it was not Ions before wc got into a conversation. After that I was mit with fv quite often for a time. She was an orphan about, eighteen years of age. and working in a. store at about $R a week. She was one of the doll-face type of girls, least able to take care of themselves, and it seemed a pitv that yhe should be aJone. I tr ed to interest her and get her to go to church, but it was useless she had gone too far If j-omo one had only taken some interest in her two vears ago, it might hae been different. But now I don't know where she Is, or how she i getting on. If she gets in with a bad set of fellows it will be farewtll to her lorever, fo a doll-uce girlie can never take care of herself It heems a shame that there is no , Ince for decent yoi-ng girls to go t some place where they will be welcome and can make fr'ends. Yes the Y ' C A would do in some cases, but if it is anything like the Y. M V. A. in .i good m.nnv cases, they could not afford it Vh don't some of our mission so cieties take this up and organize girls clubs in the different churches, and nit let it go at getting ust the church members to join' They are not the ones that need it, it is the friendless and lonely girl who will not go to church bc- ause shr is lonely and will not know anyone if 5he does go, who needs soni" such place to j;o to. It is the girls of this Itv who need something or soiro one to look after them. The young men arc better able to look out for theni-el.-s X You have heard the question men and women what s the answer? TIMES BEDTIME STORY MR. RAGS STAYS AT HOME. 'res c -'i)rich ;01l K I odcr i M R KA?S stayed at home iot almost a week after his cob! had got well He was Kinci ano uuuihk at -1 he- brought in the wood with out being a-jked and was juut as we a buehan.i as an one would want Mrs Rags did bei pait too, and : tualh became so amiable that t was haul to believe that she was i e .inn lad dog who bad whined ktmI growled all of the time she had hei ce on Mi Rstps boweei and meant to ti a dil fereni maunci with him if .ie :it 'crupted to lea- bet alone When ever be wanted to go out at night 1 c arne home and slept most of 'If- .-fternoon and ) that Mrs Rags Knew that be was planning to get away. . Ian: he ti ought that he iiad Hta'ved home in the evenings long enough and planned to go out one aturdaj night fot a good time in iii" fchop with some of his old iriciids He came home at 1 o'clock in the afternoon and when he oaid that he thought that he -would take : nap Mre Rags made no objection. Instead of crying and weeping she onl smiled and said that she was going out, but would be jack in a moment Mr. Rags turned in and went to bed but Mr. Rage hurried down to he shop. There- hc took out a new elothefcline all wrapped up in even length and carried it home On the wa hhe met Miss Flax, the dolly gH. and asked her to -omr- home with her and help her with -omc-thing Mis? Klax was onl too glad to make the call, and went home to the Rag3 house. Mr. Raggs was fast asleep b the time they arrived, so Mr. Rags had Miss Flax sit down on the giound and talk to her. What she one can t tell, but whatever It j5&fioe pff ?&?z. wrf. . r ' r . foi Miss Fla. laughed all of the lime Mrs. Rags ut the loops on the dollle's arm. and then woind the c'othcsline jd into a bit' ball that was ea.. in handle talking all of the time Then the both vent t.oftlv into the houfco a:-d upstairs, where Mr Rags la asleep, snoring as if iie had not a are in the woi'd I'crhaps it wa 4 and perhaph it was :, o clock when .MiSS pjax alui jj, ags anu down, but whn thev did. th-s we-, laughing as if the could nevei stop I "-'lonld love to sl.i and see the fun. .said Miss Klax. "but I must go home i . t me hear all about how tilings turn out "Mrs Racn prom "d that shr would and Hie (0lj left In the meantime, up )n his bed room, Mr. Rags slept on The dav was cool, the blinds weJe down anil he was tired He hiioied and snooz "d, and it was almost 7 o'clo k when lie opened his eves Darkness had fallen and he was ready to start out on his night's pleasure He started to stictch. But his aims would not move Then lie tried to Fise, but his leg were fast Very cautiously he uuhed his head and looked Horjois! He was tied, paw. tall, and liddv to the bed with the nen clothesline' He thought that there must be some mistake, so he pulled and jerked and then began to veil with terror He thought that he had been tied b- burglars With the first whoop Mrs. Rags came running upstairs, and to the bedside. When Mr Rags saw her he stopped "Oh I am so glad that you are here'" he barked excltedlv "Some one has tied me and I can t get up .lust loose this clothesline and I will tell you all about it." He looked at Mrs. Rags, but she just grinned and hook her head. He waited a moment and then he knew what had happened. In vain he beg ged. Mrs. Rags was tlrm. gave him a cold dinner, and he spent the even ing at home! FEMININE FOIBLES By T I Vh&mil vMWl Hv m r i J HHk - VPB' T 1 ,x" I&7 I r W ( - &$ m v1 n Z" THE BEACH Diary ofaV( BrJYJVrJ& THE BETWEEN SEASONS PROBLEM. WHEN" Cousin Juliette told me that she supposed I was what would be c.i'leJ a well-dressed girl I wondered what she meant She being the critical relative, I knew that it meant a good deal from seme points of view r romombeicd that the philosophei Kmri-on said: "The consciousness of being well dressed Im parts a peace and confidence which even relision scan eh may bestow." I don t know about "peace and confi dence - but 1 do know that trying to be well dicssed means thinking and plan ning a lot For instance, here is autumn coming "oree than that. hcrcV a between -seasons period that is haid to manage I bupposr it would be eas at least easiei f one cjuld just give ln ordei and h..ve the magic per'ormel. But an allowance, like a inhber band, can bo M retched just so lar witluut Im-aklng 'Ihe rest of the space must !k- covered bj ingenuity. Mothei is a good counsellor, bat she knows, and ,avs so, that dress really is a personal matter and that m own decisions, with mj own allowance in view. must determine everything Wlan I was a slip of a irl It was dif 1 rent But vvh-ri one gets to be well, of age and all that. It is 'up to'" one'h self. (That reminds me that Cousin Ju liette once aid I hat mere won "slang clothes" and thai h- hated thai lla--hv .sort of tiling We all should. o"f c ourse ) 'Ih' plan 1 have followed is this lake everj observant woman, I stud vei v an-fullj tin materials and new model In the shops Tli' icady-made. or al-tc-ied to Miit, is otten Uu verj .shortt-.st way to ti.e iiht iMg The fashi in jouinals aiid tasiuon pages give one idea.- too, point-, that can be. as -! might ;-av ttanslated Its tun to tians-lat- a 'iW gown inio a $10 one Then wbei I can succes-fiillv mobilize Mrs. Malhon that tiood old faniilj dress n akei helps mc to combinations of old material with nev designs wheh maj not be prettiei than the best leadv m.nli', lut which liave the- sentiment a ml ,e rj-cnalnj if Me and that count-, too I ban nisi reached home from my last glimpse ot the- .Mior when 1 locciv'ed an invitation to a luncheon not a week off that must be taKen sei iousl because some important Unvoting people were expected My hal.s wete a sight faded and bent fiom sumn-er motoring and my gowns seme civ met a new situation with a new .season lemming Alice F.nt well invited me te i ide over m her ma chine so I planned to wear mj gray gabareime eo.it over some new dress For this new elrcsi-. a taffeta with a black background covered at regular distances b riiacnta and French blue flowers, seemed like a good notion. I suddenly lernombered a black satin skirt which I "unci onl worn once or twice in the spring It had been coo tight then about the hips. However, the hem was in excellent condition, xul I planned to uto it fen a drop skirt, drap ing the new tilk over It in Russian tunic fashion Mrs. Mathon laid the top of the tunic in large tucks and fastened them into a wide girdle of French blue satin. The bodice was covered In black tulle with a small Eton effect of th new silk. Black tulle sleeves extended to the wrlBt and were tied with narrow black el vet ribbon. About the neck she x.in' - s PROBLEM AVhich one shall he rebuke! nrv jr-J yressea uu i Lrerara Black Taffeta, With Blue Flowers. v ired a tine piece of ecru shadow lace until it htooel out from m. face like , the popular Robespierre collars .My little hat was a small black elet shape v. ith magenta and blfe velvet! fmlt about the crown, axil wore a pan I of the new ecru suede gloves which are going to be worn with evening gowv and afternoon costumes instead of white kid gloves. He ally, I must now get squarely down to the question of stteet clothes, and, by tl: wa . a new shopping bag. (Coprllit. 1014. Newspaper Keaturn Service ) Hits From Sharp Wits. It's a homely girl that -v photographer eanne t pose to look pretty. Deseret New s. It is often better to say nothing than to say the wrong thing. Pittsburgh Sun. To some persons, tho enthusiasm of othets is only an Incentive to get a wot blanket. Alan.v a man gets the icputation of being a good talker without saying much of an thing. Albany Journal. .M;.n a man walks around and runs a ilsk at the same time. If It were not for your memory you would be unable to forget. Omaha World-Herald. Annette Bradshaw ..ZZc. Hr"rt(lST Advice Girls to By ANNE LAURIE. Dear Annie Laurie: I am a girl of nineteen years. I once had a verv nice gentleman friend whom I went with for four years, and 1 loved him very much. But in spite of all I could do he left me and went with another girl. I have another friend now. He Is a nice, good-natured fellow and does all he can for me. Yet I would soon er have the first fellow. Should I still try and gain his affection or try and lovo the one I am keeping com pany with? BLOSSOM. H OW in the world can theic be some one with whom you have been desperately in love for four vears you're onlv nineteen now? When did this desperate love af fair begin when von were fifteen? Were you playing with dolls or roll ing a hoop when you first saw him and was he flying a kite or sp'nning a top? I int. tut. little "ill. you ate nothing ! but a child, even yet What should you I I. now ot being desperately in love with ! anv one? ' Tiv to got back the man who didn't 1 . n ,. I.nl ... wltr. icaie lor yon. "i nvi He had I sense enough to get tired ot ?r-devotion He's lid ot you nut ove: , now and you re rid of him. in the name oi common sense lei me mauer resi where it is. Why should you try and love the other chap? Why don't you just like him and have a good time with him. The right man will come along and then there won't be any "try" about it, you 11 lovo him all right, and he'll love oil, and Ivou'll laugh togcthei over all this non- l sense. I Stop thinking about vourself and your love affairs every minute and all the ; lime. ' "p rifiht. 1911. Newspappr Fe.it ure eivl'ol The State of Preparedness A Bottle of Bioxoaen The Pure Peroxide of Hydrogen is better protection against disease germs than a line of forts around a city. Dioxogen kills disease germs pre vents infection keeps little hurts from getting big better be prepared. The Oakland Chemical Co., New York Are Your Meals Immoral ? By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK. Anther of "The New Housekeeping." "B RING me some ham and eggs, a glass of milk, piece of cuitard pie with cheese " This order goes' forth not only once but hundreds of times dally in our restaurants by the business man. In the tea rooms, another order goea forth freqnently. "I'll have some waffles and honey, a cup of chocolate and a French pas try." These meals are absolutely immoral, and a further glance at them will show why. Here we have the business man ordering eggs. meat, milk, cus tard and cheese the five most important food. of the sam class protein In other word.', he is taking ti same kind e food in five dli ferent (ormt and his mea . there fore, is really only one kind of food taken ab libitum. His wife In the uptown tearooms cats waffles, syrup, chocolate and pastry Again four different forms of the same kind of food, so that her meal is all starch-sugar and fat. Now, no meals so one-sided can be healthful. A hasty glance would perhaps lead us to believe that the man's lunch was more wholesome than the woman's, but both arc dletetically bad. We have said so often that the Ideal meal is com posed of four different elements the proteld or muscle forming; the sugar-starch or fat-forming, and the fat or heat-forming, and the mineral elements which add flavor, refresh ment and tonic qualities. The "bal anced" meal must have some of each of the four qualities represented In the foods which compose It. In- this way all the needs of the body are supplied bv every meal, and no- one need Is oversupplicd. If we had taken the eggs from the first lunch and added them to tho waffles of the second, and put in a vegetable 6r a fruit salad, we would have had a nearly perfect meal. From the eggs there arc protein, the waffles give starch and fat. and the vegetable or fruit would give the necessary watery and flavorful quali ties to make the meal satisfying, energy-producing and refreshing. It is exceedingly simple to plan home meals, or to choose meals from a bill of fare after the balanced plan. Select one food from each of the four groups or such combinations that will give the four different food qualities. Here are some wrong combinations: Eggs, meat, cheese, milk (too much protein.) Rice, spaghetti, bread (too much starch). Fried potatoes, doughnuts, cro quettes (too much starch and fat). Waffles, chocolate, cake, pastry (too much sugar and fat). Vegetable salad, baked apple, vege table soup (too much water and min eral). Here are the same foods in correct combination: Vegetable soup, eggs, pastry. Meat, vegetable salad, doughnuts. Cheese, rice, baked apple. Milk, spaghetti, cake. The housewife who 1b planning meals for a family should go back of actual cooking to the first prin ciples of diet. What kind of food should a man doing muscular work oat? What should a man doing men tal work eat? What should the grow ing child have? What the person past fifty? Wo eat to live, but not all of us need the same kind or. foods at different ages, and none of us will live, healthfully on an im moral diet. (Copyright, 1914.) Cream Sauce for Blanc-mange. Pour half a small tin of cream into a basin. Add a tablespoonful of castor sugar and a quarter of a pint of milk, and beat with an egg whiak for five min utes Turn out the blanc-mange end pour the sauce slowly over it. Decorate with a few glace cherries. Stewed Cucumber. Peel a cucumber and cut it into slices an inch thick. Sprinkle with salt ana leave to drain. Dip each slice in flour and fry for a few minutes in butter. Have ready half pint of stock well flavored with grav or meat extract, seasoned with salt. per. and a little mace, and slightly thinned with flour Add tho fried cucumber and simmer gently for half an hour. Fish Mouia. Bone and skin carefully three-quartets of a pound of any cold boiled white fish, put the bones and skin Into a quar ter of a pint of milk, season with oalt ! and pepper, and simmer for ten minutes. i S , c. Strain over a breakfast cupnil of bread crumbs, and leave for five minutes. Pound the fish very smoothly. Add the breadcrumbs.squeezed dry. and mix well. Dace a piece of butter the size of a walnut in a saucepan. Dissolve it, add the flsh and bread, stir over a gentle heat for a few minutes. Add a teaspoon ful of chopped parsley, a well-Deaton egg, and salt and pepper to jeason. Press into a buttered basin, cover with gieayed paper, and steam for an hour and a half Serve with white sauce, llavored with lemon juice, and seasoned to taste. The well-chopped) yolk of a hard-boiled ef;g stirred into the white sauce is a nice addition mmmmi wmK'.'mmm, ft ;:Sk Many Ills Vanish When Soft Tonsils Are Removed By OS. LEONARD KEENS HIRSHBERG. A. B., M. A., M. D. (Johns Hopkins). LIKK the genii -who was summoned by Aladdin's lamp, the tonsil is sometimes a life-saving magician end again a veritable demon of destruction. The tonsil. . t. hClpS Sme vo,ccs and does d,re'ul damage ! TJl ,' .,". the Ir,sh.man'8 flea, the tonsil can always be expected "to be where it isn't, to do what It doesn't." . 'J"18"0, thC thr0at and the pa,atc arc fnlimaicly assoc iatcd with the little sugar-loaf sponges which' pro- strtn?0" aCh S,d0f the thr0at' A, of thc cavernous structures have much to do with the voice. If you consider the nalntn 9n ,. . . .. hrno .u . ,. . "vr mnguc ana tne picture ,C,r ff Mnk f thG tW' you wl" hav a antal Picture of the vocal apparatus affected by your tonsils A few medical men still remain n... . utJ ..-. the tonsils serve a distinct and physiological purpose In the dr. mwHRFRr. human economy. Most physician,, hlwwrer. anfvIiSJ HIRSHBERG' Soft Tonsils Harmful. rltlLPli " germs, malignant microbes, polluted par ticles of potatoes, decayed) food, and fetid victuals which glvo rise to foul breath and malodorous emanations. .The tonsil is a small, yielding body much shrunken In grown people, soft, mushv and a nuisance in children. The voice is rarely, If ever, changed when these spongy plagues aro dissected away, and it is the better part of wis dom always, and as early as possible, to be rid of them. Enlarged tonsils are wickedly preju dicial to the acuteness and health of the "' "3 w as to tne power, soundness wiu aicwjima oi me neart. Bacteria of boils, often narmlosa rtn ! ..tal. j elschcre. once they lodge In the loose moss-like tissue of the tonsils, have .n unpleasant way of Jumping thence Into the middle ear, upon the heart valves, or into the knee, elbow, ankle and other joints. 'J. fie mouth breathing which often shows itself a th tnnu i ."' become inflnmori ;;, In ..7 "" not oj general interest letters Mil be an hannv and S. Jim8 J?" personally, if a stamped and ad. SI? nlro-US deformities. The !dreMeci envelope is inclosed. Address ieeth become lar.e nT h1! nrctinirlr firt stiA.1n l... 1A... f , It- ., ,"c'ci' "" 1'Jwer jaw ana the lips, and they bulge so that almost an Imbecillc look develops. Nor Is this all. Even the thyroid gland becomes stirred up, the eyes pop out in a true frdg-face appearance, the glands of the front and back of the neck become tender, andl the back of the throat begins to show the effects of an existence of the affliction with a chronic "pharyngitis." Cause Many Ills. While it is true that hard, small, in visible adult tonsils are In no way harm ful to health, large or even small ton sils which are soft and full of spaces or channels'-to trap food are a menace. i.o a good physique no less than to vocal power. These last interfere with the muscles and elasticity of the throat; they block a clear exit of foul breath and the entry of clean air, and they break up the clear passage of sound waves. The irritation of microbes In most tonsils spreads the swelling to the ear tube, the nasal cavity, the palate, the throat: and may even set up a long standing and mysterious non-tuberculous cough. Since there Is no such thing as a "stomach cough" or a "smokers' cough" it behooves those -who have excluded tu berculosis to have their tonsils re moved by a competent person. Never permit the tonsils to be guillotined, chopped off or burned out. Such makeshift operations must In the nature of things be botch jobs. Inevi tably -worse than nothing. (Copyright. 19H. Newspaper Feature Service.) Answers to Health Questions B. H. S. What's to be done for J knock-knes? I A slight operation by a skillful sur geon -will correct this deformity. Ti. "R. Witt vnii fctnrtlv fflvA snm In. I formation about hives? Hives are usually cured by . two- day fast and a milk and barley diet afterward. They are caused by a hyper tuisceptlblllty to fruits, fish, or vegeta bles. F. S. Am nineteen, and am troubled with hair that has grown on the face. What will remove it? A shaving powder which is made in the South will remove it. It is rubbed on the skin for one minute, only, once a week. Mrs. J. B. I have a baby two months GROGAN'S "The House of Plainly Marked Prices" Lowest Prices on Carpets We make, line and lay carpets free. We measure uur floors and charge only for what is necessary to cover them. You do not pay for the two or three yards that must usually be wasted in cutting to match figures. This all means a saving of 15c to 25c a yard and cits $4 to $6 from the cost of carpeting a room of aver age ize. To interest you particularly in our department of Fl'.or Coverings "we are making good sized reductions tor a time in practically all prices. Onlv a few of the many grades are specified below: but these are sufficient to show the opportunity to save money. Sl.65 grades of Axminster reduced to $1.50 Si.65 grades of Velvet reduced to $1.50 Si. 25 grades of Tapestry Brussels reduced to $1.10 S l . 1 0 grades of Tapestry Brussels reduced to 95c 9oc grades of Ingrain reduced to Sc Rugs Linoleums S65.00 Wiltons now. .$50.00 $1.75 grades, inlaid, now $1.50 37.50 Velvets now... 32.50 1.25 grades, inlaid, now 1.10 32.50 Velvets now... 27.50 1.00 grades, inlaid, now 90c 25.00 Tapestries now 22.50 75c grades, printed " 65c 20.00 Tapestries now 17.50 60c grades, printed, " 50c Many Remnants of Oilcloth at One-Half Price At the plainly marked reduced prices we will charge our purchases on an open account. Liberal terms are arranged without notes or interest. Peter Grogan & Sons Co., 817 to 823 Seventh St. 2! ' Wm seventeen and - "i .... -.. emu a, mill uuiives oi miiK in tne day. Would the yolk of one egg be enough for this amount of milk boiled? You may. In addition to your milk feedings, add the yolk of an ec. But you should nurse him from the breast. There Is no substitute for mother's millc and I have seen It brought back three months after It has gone. Miss M. C. P. Am unnaturally Data and sallow. Wind and sun do no ggod Also have spells of dizziness after get ting up. Is this due to biliousness? Eat plenty of eggs, milk, vegetables. wineglassful of olive oil before every meal also. Dr. 3lnKbrg tolK answer question for readers of this paper on medical hygienic and sanitation subjects that art of general interest. He Kill not under take to prescribe or offer advice for in- ".. WArc ffte ti6ect is ?IL "WJH" ta Dr. L. K. HirsHberg. car. ihtt office. Where Men Ride Waves By TEMPLE MANNING. I HAVE watched tha natives play a'- most every known outdoor gair"-. golf in Scotland, polo in India. la crosse In Canada, ana baseball on the Polo Grounds In New Tork, but I never saw anything In the way of ath letic sport that quite equaled -the surl riding In Hawaii I mean in the absos lute abandon and boyish, spirit with which the" players entered Into the. game. Riding the Waves. Of course, the Hawaiian are almost amphibious, spending a larg part ol tho time In the water almost from in fancy, and every little boy and girl hai a surf-riding plank, in-I they nevei seem to tire of the sport. I took th photngraph. from whlh this picture was made, on the beach nfar Honolulu whero some. 100 or more young men and maidens were sporting in .i surf thai would have nearly beaten the life out ol one of our own water men. i ,( i VHn,