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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY; AUGUST 19. 1915. . THE TIMES DAILY MAGAZINE PAGE X ,,( n "" yV"9 "irt- i -r v Men Who Analyze Much Have Much to Analyze, . Fears the Clever Woman Ordinary Men, She Finds Are Blunt, "Brusque and Direct, While Women Want to Keep Living Things Over. THE IDEAL MAN By Will Mes Gas Gangrene Becomes New Terror in War Zone With Huge Death Toll By WINIFRED BLACK. (Copyright. 1015. by Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) i- TO TOLD ME all about It the'i bother day, the red-haired woman. "You tee, It was this way," said the' red-haired woman. "I'm awfully Interested in clever people, and Vve known a good many of them, ,Vet and last, but most of my clever Sen have been, in a certain sense, iWude. "The were bright, and some of them were good, but none of them quite knew how to pay a compliment or what to say to a fat woman to make her feel that she wasn't fat at all, but Just wholesome. "I like to analyze- things and talk them over, and I never could find any man who would humor me In, that di rection. "Men are always so blunt, so brusque, 10 direct. When they're through, they're through, and that's all thero Is to it, and a woman wants to keep living things over again. "Why, a man won't even- talk over a fiarty or a victory or a defeat. And hen, all at once, this man came along. "Clever, brilliant, cultivated and as analytical as a woman, "That settled It. I was fascinated as a moth with tho flame. "I couldn't escape, and, to tell the truth, I didn't want to. "We talked everybody In the world over. We took our best friends to pieces and put them together again, with a wheel wanting sometimes, though we never stopped to notice that. The Bluebeard Chamber. "We weighed and balanced and measured and marked tho reason this particular 'he' deserted that particular 'she;' the why of the two partners who stuck together becauso they were both such scoundrels that each was afraid to turn his back on the other for a minute; the woman who was too good for the man; the man who was too fine for the woman. Oh, we got it all down to a flnt point! "And then we talked about each other. He told me that he admired me because I was coldly Intellectual, and yet he liked the color of my hair, ho said, not because he thought It was pretty, but because he thought It meant something strange and virulent In mv blood. "He liked the way I walked, he told me, because It was so deceitful, and, as for mv eyes, they Interested hlmt because they told him nothing. "I talked to him about himself. I told him ho was calculating, and he Three Minute Journeys ONE of the strangest sights that meets the eyes of trav elers In the picturesquely romantic Island of Java aro the "krls" or dagger shops to be found In every town. Just inside the doors, seated tailor fashion, sit the little brown Javanese "krls" makers, constructing and repairing the na tive daggers with swift movements and an Indefatigable Industry that Is truly nmaalng. Behind them stand racks upon racks that bristle with daggers and "krlses," enough, in truth, to furnish out the town. More like armories devoted to the storing and repairing of deadly Im plements or war than like peaceful business stores nro these "krls" shops. But they are eminently peaceful In Intent, for the "krls" Is not now as much a weapon as an orJ nament. Supposed to date back to the thir teenth century, when certainly Its u&o wab most deadly, us Javanese history recounts. It has come today to play an all-Important part In tho toilet of a native. For no Javanese, from a prince of the royal blood to the most humble of subjects, would consider himself fully dressed If ho did not carry In his belt or girdle at the back-ready for Instant use at least one "krls." Today the "krls" as an ornament emblematic of a custom dating from the days of ancient glory, is made in several varlollcs. Many of them are erltable works of art. with their Jeweled sheuths and gold or silver hilts, but these are, of course, worn only by the members of princely families. The majority of the weapons are gemless and made of wrought steel. Sometimes tho blades arc made with a sharp wavy edge, and this Is the typo that Is most commonly bought by travelers, who consider them Strange and odd and highly dec orative. And sometimes tho steel blades are quite long and as thin as a stiletto with a very fine point, which can be dipped in poison and then replaced in its sheath until re quired. But the latter has gradually ADVICE TO Dear Annie Laurie. I have been keeping company with a joung man for two years, but he has gone tb the war. and since then I havo been kpeplng company with another gentleman. Should I wait until the first one comes back or go with the boy 1 go with now? He Is very nice to me. and I like him better than than I did tho other. He treats me very nicely, and takes me' to dances, but something tolls me I should wait until the soldier re turns. This one Is better off than the other one. and I am suro of having a good time. CONSTANCE L. Well. Constance, whoever named you didn't name you very well, did they? What Is the "something" that tells you you should wait for your soldier to come homo? Truth, loyalty, fidelity, devotion you wouldn't listen to any little thing like that, would you? Not when thero are so many nice dances to go to and a man who will always "give you a good time." "It's a Long Way to Tlnperary." Constance, and the poor fellow who thinks of you all night on the battle field and believes that you love him and will be true to him Is wasting bit Umc, I'm afraid. odmltted It. I said that he was cruel and Inexorable. He smiled enigmati cally and did not reply. I analyzed his forehead and made remarks about the turn of his nostrils. Oh, we had a glo rious time, we two, dissecting, analyz ing, theorizing, experimenting. .Here Is tho man for me, I thought. But one day wo began to talk about ourselves. "1 told him of my loneliness, my long struggle for something like real com panionship, and he told me of his life and what a life It was! "Adventure, romance, thrills, love, fear, revenge, hato, triumph, defeat, r sat, like a second De'sdemona, and trembled wljh a fearful Joy. And then he dame to the women the first sweetheart In England, the second In Ireland, tho third In France, the fourth In Andalusia, the wife of hla youth, the wife.of his middle age, the siren, the victim all labeled, all an alyzed, all Btudled out to the last Inti mate detail. "And all at once I saw It the Blue Beard chamber of his mind. ,.'.-nere tnoy hung, In a row, the poor, pitiful victims of this man's egotism. Each In Her Place. "Pale and dead, the English girl, the Irish girl, the French woman, the Spaniard, the little American all In a row and I dropped tho key, and the blood was on it and I could not wash it off. "And I cried aloud and called for Sister Anne, and she came and helped me. and here I am, alive. "But every once in awhile I waken from a deep sleep at night and find that I have been dreaming of the Blue Beard's chamber of that man's heart, and there I am, with my red hair knotted and thrown over a hook, with the rest of them. "I think I'll choose a plain man, after all. "These men who analyzo too much are apt to have too much to analyze." And this Is the story the red-haired woman, who Is very clever and very fine, told me the other day. when wo sat at tea In a quiet garden and watched the water rippling In the little pool where the amorous goldfish lives, the goldfish which Is In love with the great white Angora cat. and yet knows In his secret heart that the cat will never come and live with him In his little liquid world that Is so clear and beauti ful. If only the goldfish does not decide to Jump out of the pool and try to live In the cat's world. I really must be a little careful about that. I find the goldfish so pretty In the garden! - ilpnnniul a... .. m .. . "'"w1" " vi msnion. only the broader blades that are large enough to take a decorative design are In high favor, for It must be remem bered the "krls" Is now an orna ment. Many of tho blades are ham mered out with pretty designs; some have symbolic meanings. thIAJSu.,nu,orlBinat,nB nni executing hes,c highly ornamental and artistic blade des gns that the Javanese ' "krls" maker finds his highest u and profit. Indeed, when one worker Invents a new design he is sure t fnJf'Pt Vhen1 iadS ,n d"Bers bea uig it when it becomes ponular But however much the blades of Javanese "krls" may differ thev are nearly all alike In the deii of Jhr "heaths. The most popuTar the sheath that bears a boat-shaped Coy't' IMS, by Newspaper Feature Servfw.) Apportionment. As a lioness laps at a midnight pool alone. The sliver slaver dripping n dia monds from her 'board, So Pain's rough tongue laps at the dark deep waters "Within my soul. Pain Is a, purring lioness; I. over thrown, Lie 'neath her paw. and her claws sink deep, and my flesh Is seared ict her head Is raised. She snuffs afar new slaughters And a fiercer toll. Through the black forest flickers a surer spear Than mine; the mall of a hero glit ters between the trees. The lioness leaps from above me My sight, presaging, Turns on the twain. How my wounds are shamed! For now. In the night. I hear Their thrashing struggle; i see hlm fighting, forced to his knees God, for that death of his! To bo worth that raging Onslaught of Pain! William Rose Eenet In the Outlook. GIRLS (Copyright. 1955. By Newcpaper Featum Service.) I should do Just what I felt like . ln? matter and It will turn out for the best, whatever that Is. Hear Annie Laurie: I am a yuU?T, ma.n of twenty-three, slightly fair, and when my mus tache is grown somo of my nu merous lady friends have told me that I am quite handsome. I have a lot of Klrl6, and I. know that thev all seem to love me. o thev have told me. Now. dear An nie Laurie. I am much worried, as I do not know which one to take to a dance next Thursday. faome of the others I know would be jealous. I must tako some one with me, and I do not know which one to confer the fa vor upon. How can I overcome this difficulty and yet please them all? GLOOMY GUS. Don't fret. Gloomy Gus, the girls arc Just having fun with you. They will none of them fado away and die of broken hearts because you take some one else to that dance. Ask the one you like best, and ask her aulek before somebody else does, or she may refuse you. Qlrlsihave been known to do such things, and then when you get thflre. notice how wall the- others iwa to bear up un Q HE has it all figured out. 0 1J at least athletic enough to b his general disposition mus shov off these quality unless willing to leave the minor detail rally a nice name and a comfor in many ways. And he should b reveal her COMPLETE catalogu it is so likely to SHRINK. That August Furniture Sale Prospective Buyer Should Know Types and Periods and Remember That Good Furniture Is Not Cheap. SEVERAL reasons have mads dealers concentrate on furni ture sales In August; the bride anxious about feathering her nest: the vacationist returned to re ODen the house; the annual fall cleaning so universal, are all oppor tunities for the sale of furniture during this month. Some may be going to entirely re furnish others may need only one or two pieces, and yet the same sug gestions govern the buying of all furniture. In tho first plaoe, furni ture should bo regarded as a perma nent Investment. Unlike a pound of tea or even an article of clothing, It may last for several years, Again, upon Its choice depends largely the expression of tastes and Ideals In furnishing and making a home. The furniture must fit the home; other wise, the result will be ludicrous bad taste. The prospective furniture buyer should first of all know something of the different types and styles or "periods" In furniture. Many small books are written giving this infor mation, the oerusal of which will save a buyer from choosing the wrong typo of furniture for his par ticular stylo of living. Unless he owns an elaborate home, the more ornate and peculiar furniture of Jacobean or Queen Anne, will be out of place. Indeed, such special suites are not shown to the best advantago By ANNIE LAURIE der the affliction. It will be a lesson jor you, and a lesson that you seem to need. Dear Annlo Laurie I am writing to a bey who has gone from ?5vn 1? take ft position of con siderable danger. At one time I thought he cared for mo, but I did riot treat him well, and lately he has been going with another Is it right for me to express much concern for his safety or to wish him back? I did not realize how much I cared for him until now It seems too late. Should I let him get any idea that I care? DAISY R. Yes. I'd let him know that I thought about him and worried about him and wished he was back. I wouldn't be foolish or gushing or emotional about It. I'd Just be s'neere and honest and friendly, and see what would happen. .Vl.1.1 Laurie trill welcome letters of In quiry on subjects of feminine interest from young uomen readers of this paper, and will reply to them in these columns. They should bo addressed to Ar care, this olfio. ) MEJr k&&k&' INI M8AI MAIS I f course he is to be TALL, and handsome, and preferably athletic, e a GOOD dancer. Then he must t be evenly sunny. Naturally he he has a resilient check book? Don't misunderstand her. She is to Cupid things like his name and his business, though natu- table business that didn't tie him e a good dresser, and VERY fond of home life. This doesn't e. But it is a good start. It is best to make the catalogue long By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK Copyrliht. ills, by Mrs. Chriitlne Frederick.) unless placed In specially designed rooms of a corresponding period. The smaller the homes and the rooms, the more simple should ba the furniture. Also, unless a room Is being developed In any particu lar period style. It Is best to use In It a combination of pieces rather than a set piece, In a particular recognized style. That Is, the small parlors and bed rooms of our mod ern house and apartment wth their rather low ceilings, straight windows and indeterminate walls, are best filled with a. few differ ent but harmonious pieces, rather than an entire massive "set" or "suite." A reproduction of Shera ton or Heppelwhlte will combine with tho best In wicker, or with a large chair In upholstery. While American taste seems to prefer mahogany or mahogany fin ish, from the housewife's point of view, high finish furniture shows dust and scratches most easily, and is almost out of place In a family of children. All woods are being most attractively made in "dull" or wax finish, which Is more serviceable and to many even more beautiful. Ornate carving, turned legs, balls and other ornamentation, are also dustcatchcrs and make the furni ture harder to care for than If the niece is built on simple, straight lines. The finish of the Interior of many pltces, as the Inside of draw ers, the wav doors close, and the way the back of a chair is finished, aro all points to consider In buying, Tennis Togs The question of tennis attire Is now upon us. and It seems likely that the changes which made their appear ance toward the end of last summer will be found to have established themselves and that there may be even more to come. The wider skirts, too, will make for greater grace and freedom. Cotton poplin, flowered voile and crepon, the new materials, as well as the new soft piques, will come In for a full share of patronage. A distinct Rubicon has been crossed of late with regard to dress for the game since the passion for color Invaded Its sacred domain, so long consecrated to white. It Is neither likely nor desirable, of course, that this will be the case to any great extent, but the little touches of color that are now allow able on a tennis court are a decided relief to the monotony. One of the latest Innovations Is the wearing of gray shoes and stock ings Instead of tho traditional white, with perhaps a pale gray hat and tie. Delicate gray and white are, strangely enough, a perfectly charm ing mixture, giving a wonderful ef sftl ex coolness. not only be affectionate, but is to be RICH. How is a man to down would be quite important as It Is lust this better finish which makes furniture cost. While this Is the month of sales. It should be remembered that good furniture cannot be bought cheap. Wood Is more scarce, labor Is dearer, and It takes a great deal of labor to make a thoroughly satisfactory, en during niece. Better Indeed to pur chase fewer pieces, but tnose of lasting auallty the kind that does not lose a leg unexpectedly or havo the back supports wor,k loose, or have the drawers so poorly made that dampness makes them un openable. Furniture should be as precious rb fine china or silver, and of such grade that It, too, can be handed down as heirlooms, full of associations and reflecting the per sonality of Its users Nearer Her Style. "Is Jane as superstitious as ever?" "Yes. She went to a fortune teller to day, and came home delighted " "She's always going to fortune tellers and always coming home dellghtod. What was the special good fortune this time? ' "She was told that she would marry a tall man with light hair and big, purple eves and a blond mustache and a Gibson chin." "Does Jane believe that?" "No. but all the other men that the fortune tellers have offered her were little and daik. with gray eyes and a Van Dvke beard and Jane adores blonds." Cleveland Pain Dealer. Soap Is Bad For the Hair Soap should he used very sparingly, If at all. If you want to keep your hair looking Its best. Most Boaps and prepared shampoos contain too inn- h alkali. This dries the scalp, makes the hair brittle, and ruins It. The best thing for steady use Is Just ordinary mulslfled cocoanut oil (which Is pure and greaseless), and Is better than soap or anything else you can use. One or two teaspoonfuls will cleanse the hair and scalp thoroughly. Simply moisten the hair with water and rub It In. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, which rinses out easily, removing every particle of dust, dirt, dandruff and excessive oil. The hair dries quickly and evenly, and It leaves the scalp soft, and the hair fine and silky, bright, lustrous, fluffy and easv to manage. You can sret mulslfled cocoanut oil at any pharmaoy. it's very cheap, and a few ounces will supply every mem ber of the family for months. Advt. By DR. LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG, (Copyright. IMS, by Newspaper Feature Service. Inc.) T EN year ago, In a research un- dertaken at the suggestion of Prof. William H, Welch, one of America's foremost medical men, I discovered that carden soil, farm earth and ordinary street dirt. Inoculated into rats, qulnea pigs and rabbits, caused a serious malady, called "gas Invasion," or destruction of living; tissues by the Welch bacillus. Now come numerous reports from the field and base hospitals of the English, French, German, and Russian armies ot a new and frightful disease prevalent In the war sone. called "gas gangrene." "Gas gangrene," It seems from all of the reports, claims a gigantic toil 01 military lives, four times as many as do bullets and explosives. It Is the bane ot the haggard-eyed, over-worked medical corps. Many French bacteriologists have laid claim to tho discovery of the cause of "gas gangrene" by the description of at least ten new germs of the gas form ing sort, but each claim Is refuted, and Prof. Welch's germ, called the bacillus "aerogenes capsulatus," or "encapsuled gas maker," undoubtedly Is the cause of most of these gas disease wounds. Dr. Sidney Rowland recently repeated my own experiments of ten years ago by taklnr some soil from the battlefields and trenches and mixing It with boiled water. He Injected a fev drops of this mix ture into a guinea pig, and It was dead In eighteen hours with widely diffused gas gancrene. The gas ba cilli were found thare In abundance. Soldiers have died from gas disease Answers To Health Questions A. M. G. How may I use cocoa but ter as a massage on the neck In filling out the hollows? Cocoa butter may be mixed with vaseline to fatten the neck, but is rather a slow process. John For the lest four years I have been troubled with an oily skin. I want some sort of a salve that I can rub on my face before going to work so as to keep the dirt out of my pores. Ono bothered with an oily complex ion should avoid all oily, hot, greasy; highly seasoned and starchy foods, soups, sweets, pastries and chocolates. Do not use either soap or cold cream on your face, hut Instead wash with Ice cold water and massage the face with a good peroxide cream. Take three drops of Fowler's arsenic solu tion after meals three times a day. Dissolve blackheads out with the fol ODD The five highest mountains In 'the world are all to be found In the Himalayas. It has been estimated that the earth can maintain a population of 6.000,000.000-a tofal which will be reached about tr D. 21000, at the present rate of Increase. To multiply IS by Itself, and the result (225) by Itself, and so on unUI fifteen products have been multi plied by themselves In turn, would take' a person writing three figures a minute, and working ten hours a day for 300 days in each year, twenty-eight years to accomplish. Krupps' works, the great German gun manufactory, Is said to cover 1,000 acres of ground. Even before the war rush commenced the firm were employing 00,000 men at their main works at Essen, and thou sands of others in their collieries, shipbuilding yards, and private test ing grounds. It is estimated that over dOO.000 people depend on Krupps for thcr livelihood. At the Krupps" works 40.000 cannon are turned out every year. A wireless Invention has been per fected which enables lighthouses to send messages to ships which tell them the exact position of danger ous rocks and mined areas. By means of a radio-compass a ship's captain can ascertain tho exact locality from which the warnings are sent, and thus he can shape his course to steer clear of the danger zones. A man of S feet S Inches should weigh 154 pounds, and seven addi tional pounds for each of the next three Inches of height. Your salary Is your "salt money." Soldiers once received salt as part of their pay. When the salt was TODAY'S IEAUTY SU6GESTI0NS Face powder simply covers up an unattractive complexion and leaves no lasting benefits. Those who have tried a simple spurmax face lotion find it much better, as It re- ; moves, skin dlscoloratlons, such as freckles and tan, and makes the skin smooth, white and velvety. This lo tion Is made by dissolving four ounces of spurmax In one-half pint hot water, then adding two teaspoonfuls glycerin. This complexion beautlfier does not rub off or show like powder, and gives a more refined appearance. It removes both shlniness and sallow ness. rapidly giving the skin a per manent healthy, youthful appearance. An especially fine shampoo for this weather can be had at trifling ex pense by dissolving a teaspoonful of canthrox In a cup of hot water. Pour slowly on scalp and massage briskly. This creates a soothing, cooling lath er that dissolves and removes all dandruff, excess oil and dirt. Rinsing leaves the scalp spotlessly clean, soft and pliant, while the hair takes on a glossy richness of natural ca!or, a'ao a flufflness which makes It ceem very much heavier, thin It Is After a can throx 'hampoo arranging the hair Is a pleasure. Advt In thlrty-slx hours, and with the ex- ceptlon of lockjaw lb has killed-mora soldiers than ull other causes com "UIS?' ... ........... '' ntw airease is name to wieci any wound from a scratch to s deep cut from an explosion. So rapidly has It spread that the English secre tary of state for war made It the subject of a special report and warn Ing. Even amputations offer no surety of saving life, for this malignant gas extension would abruptly break out in a distant part of the anatomy, even after the diseased structure, hand, arm. ankle, or knee had been ampu tated. The gas and vapors which arls from lctlms of gas gangrene Is worse In odor than the poison belts of the German gas cylinders. Isolation, hospitals and concentration lazarets are employed to take care of the aa plague victims. Members of the bacteriological di vision of the Pasteur Institutes of Nancy and Paris are busily engaged In the search for a soluble toxin and untl-toxln serum with which to com bat this gas sangrenc. Lockjaw anti toxin Is analogous to the one sought, and It Is to bo used as a preventive and not a cure. The Intention Is to Inoculate It at once Into all wounded soldiers, without waiting until the hew and frightful scourge has taken hold of the damaged fabric. Perhaps, before this appears, the Pasteur In stitutes will have triumphed over the very few difficulties which remain to be completed before this anti-toxin will be made commercially available. lowing: Glycrrlne, one teaspoonful; benzoin, one teaspoonful; rose water, one cupful. Try a salve of white pre cipitate ointment, quince seed Jelly and glycerine, two parts each of first two, to one pint of the latter. Go Into the sunlight and fresh air more and drink lots of fresh milk and cream. PERSONAL ADVICE. Readers desiring a personal reply should lemember: 1. To address inquiries to Dr. L. K. Hlrshberg, care of The Washington Times. 2. To enclose a stamped and ad dressed envelope). FACTS commuted for cash, tho 'latter was,; called "salerlum," salt money, or "salary." Shaving was introduced among the Romans about B. C. S00. The flrsT" shave was deemed the entrance to manhood and celebrated with great festivities. The phrase "to lionize a man" Ae) stare at him as a wonderful per sonarose when a show of lions was the great attraction at the Tower of London and every one went and stared. Finger nails grow more quickly In summer than In winter. Those on the middle finger grow the fastest, and the thumb tho most slowly. If you don't care a "tinker's dam," you mean the mixture with which ho uses to dam, or stop, the hole he was mending until the tin cooled. "Hurrah!" .vas originally a fight ing exclamation, and is derived from the Slavonic "HuraJ" "to Paradise!" the belief being that va liant fighters went straight to heaven 'If killed. There aro more ducks In China than in all the rest of the world. Fruit which Is being stewed or cooked In any way should never be stirred with an ordinary metal spoon, but with one made of wood. By rubbing the breast of a fowl with lemon Juice before boiling you will be able to send It to table with a snow-white appearattce. Sublime porte literally means "lofty gate. It is the principal en trance to the Seraglio at Constanti nople, and is the place from which the imperial edicts are Issued. (Copyrlsht. 1915. Newepape: Feature Serviee). Thin Folks Who Would Increase Weight SIMPLE DIRECTIOXS EASY TO FOLLOW. Thin men and women that big. 'hearty, filling dinner you ate last night, wnat Decame or an me rat producing nourishment It contained? You haven't gained In weight one ounce. That food passed from your body like unburned coal through an open grate. The material was ther but your food doesn't work and stick, and the plain truth is you hardly get enough nourishment from your meals to pay for the cost of cooking. This Is true of thin folks the world over. Your nutritive organs, your functions of assimilation are sadly out of gear and need reconstruction. If every way you've tried to put on weight has failed try these slmple'dl rcctlons. Cut out everything but the meals you are eating now and eat with every one of those a single Sargol tablet. In two weeks note your weight. Sargol does not of Itself make fat but mixing with your food Its purpose Is to help the digestive organs turn the fats, sugars and starches of what you have eaten. Into rich, ripe fat produc ing nourishment for the tissues and blood prepare It In an easily assim ilated form which the blood can read ily accept. A great deal of this nour ishment now passes from thin peoples' bodies as waste. Sargol 1b designed to stop the waste and make the fat pro ducing contents of the very same meals you are eating now develop pounds and pounds of healthy flesh between your skin and bones. Sargol Is non-lnjurtous, pleasant, efficient, and Inexpensive. James O'Donnell'a Drug Stores, and other leading drug gists are authorized to sell It In large boxes forty tablets to a package on a guarantee of weight incrcaso or money back. Advt.