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Arrogance Dims the Lustre of the Most Brilliant Intellect
The First Cup and Saucer.
THE beverages of the sixteenth century were water, mead,
sack and ale. In the middle of the next century tea
"was introduced, and with it came the Chinese or "china"
teacup. The handle of the cup came from Mediterranean
lands. Originally it was made of thick and strong earthen--ware
and applied to heavy jars and lamps.
This Bay in Our History.
JHIS is the anniversary of the appearance of Jenny Lind,
the famous Swedish singer;' in New York. Seven
thousand persons paid $30,000 to hear her. Known as the
Swedish nightingale, she wjoa the hearts of Americans by
her kindliness and simplicity. t
Twice-Told Tales of
r By Francis de
The Dead Line
ELOW the Dead Line!"
Every criminal in New
York was once familiar
with that phrase. It made Inspector
Byrnes world-famous.
The dead line was an imaginary
line drawn by Inspector Byrnes so
as to separate the underworld from
the business district of New York,
and every member of the under
world had warning: that to advance
one step beyond the line of separa
tion meant immediate arrest. The
criminals were forbidden ever to
enter the business district, and the
results were among the greatest
ever achieved by the New Yotc po
lice department
Washington had a temporary
tdead line established one month
'ago. but in the excitement of the
'times it escaped general observa
tion. The newly appointed inspec
tor of police. Daniel Sullivan. o
Iwas captain in command' of No. 3
precinct at the time of the recent
riots, drew a dead line through his
precinct when the rioting was just
J" In the process of starting.
"Warned the Fighter.
When the first rioting began down
" Wn Sunday Night, Captain Sul-
" . . ' .. ." . . .,
ana ne immediately set to work on
preventive measures. He mapped
out a dead line of restriction for
the fighting district of No. 3. and
ob Monday morning the word was
Puss in
i 61i VT ATTHEW, Mark, Luke and
Vl Jo.
XA Bless th bed '.that I lie
Four corners to my bed.
Five angels there lie spread;
Two 'at my bead, ,.
Two at my .feet, "
One at my heart,
"My soul to keep."
Puss "Junior loked in at the win-
Vdow. On the little white bed lay
a pretty chfjd. His hands were
folfled and his eyes tightly closed.
"One at my heart
My soul to keep."
The child's mother leaned over
and kissed him. "Now go to sleep,
ray little one," -she said softly.
"Watch mother blow out the can-,
die. Then: you Snuggle -down and
-find a little drean.1Ule Strain
about woolly Iambs and white
Aad then the little light went out
and not a sound was heard, except
mother's footsteps on the stairs.
She reached the front door just as
Pass slid down one of the posts
that held up the roof of the porch.
"Don't wory, madam," he said
politely. "I climbed up to see if any
one were at home. Nobody an
swered the dorbell. When I saw
J you inside I kept very, very still so
as not to disturb your little child."
"You are a good sat." she an
swered with a sign of relief. 'Tm
glad you were so quiet."
"I am very tired, madam, contin
ued Puss, "and I have journeyed-far
The Terrible Tempered
As SOON AS JT-? J v-
Sales Ryan.
That Worked
given to the fighting element that
they must not venture beyond the
dead line until order was restored
in Washington.
Moreover, wherever there was an
assembly of .more than two persons
within the dead line, they were or
dered to separate. No congregating
was permitted for a minute within
the dead line of No. 3. nor were
those within the line permitted to
go out of it during the three "red"
days of that week. The orders
Were inflexible except where the
persons living within the restrict
ed district were themselves of good
reputation and known to be order
ly. Some of the characters living in
No. 3 were ordered to give up guns
and other weapons known to be in
their possession, until conditions
were perfectly quiet again.
Kept Precinct Qalet.
The result of the precautions
taken by Sulivan was that prac
tically no trouble occurred in his
precinct While the rest of the
city was in a state of war, thj
district within No. 3 was peaceful
and quiet.
There are some stormy stories of
adventure in the police career of
Inspector Daniel Sullivan, but the
simple statement of his work while
Washington was in the throes of
anirehv Trill alwavs lie the "hest"
I story In his record.
Boots Jr.
today. May I sleep on your front,
"You may sleep on a- big red cush
ion in the hall. 'If you wish." she
replied.. "and I will give you & bowl
of milk."
"May I put my good gray horse"
In your barn?" asked Puss, "or am".
I imposing1 too much on your kind
"Not at alL "You willnd plenty;
of nay and oats for his dinner." '
The good gray horse followed his
small master to the stable and was
soon fixed comfortably for the night.
Then Puss locked the stable door
and brought the key into the house.
"Hang it up on the nail behind
door," said the mother of the child.
"And take off your boots, for they
make so much noise on the kitchen
floor I fear they will keep my little
one awake. ' . ' uft
"i will take, them off .gladly." said
Puss, and he placed them behind tfie
door just underneath the big barn
"My husband will be home very
soon," she said, "but if you are so
very tired I will give you your sup
per now."
"Thank you," said Puss with a
weary sigh. And when he had fin
ished he jumped up on the big red
cushion and was soon fast asleep.
(Copyright, 1919, David Cory.).
To Be Coatlsned.
Looking Ahead.
Nora, aged eight, to Edith, aged
ten: "What! A big girl like you
-playing with a Teddy bear?" Edith:
Mr. Bang Took the Garden Hose Up to His Bathroom
"W . S bW M..M..W a4w. ..,
ms poor? ff?offA
the toy
"Yes, haven't you got one?" Nora:
"Mine is locked up in the cupboard,
where it shall stop until I am mar
ried, when I may bring, it out for
my children to play with." Edith:
"What if you don't have any chil
dren?" Nora: "Well, then. In that
case It will do foe my grandchildren!"
W ,,
Health and
the Child
By Brice Belden, M. D.
THE poorly conditioned child Is
one below normal weight,
with poor resistance to dis
ease and but little capacity for the
expenditure of energy, whether in
play or at work. He is thin and
pale and easily fatigued. Such chil
dren complain of being tired.
The two chief causes are improp
er feeding and waste of energy.
Poorly conditioned children are
found among all classes the rich
as well as the poor.
Among the rich cases are encoun
tered In children who have been
overfed, with consequent impair
ment of digestion and failure of as
similation, or who have been accus
tomed to use sweets excessively.
The children of the rich are also
given unsuitable food very fre
quently, or improperly cooked food,
and their nutrition suffers therebv.
The possession of wealth does not
automatically make people food ex
perts or enable them to recognize
food experts when they see them.
The children of the poor develop
malnutrition upon a diet of fried
meats, so-called "breakfast foods"
and poorly cooled vegetables. They
are also frequently given tea and
coffee, and are encouraged to eat
cheap candy between meal?.
So much for improper diet.- Ex
cessive waste of energy In school,
at play or at work accounts for
many cases. Activity from early
morning to 9 or 11 o'clock in the
evening causes undue fatigue. Un
til a child is seven years -old he
vhould have a sleep of an hour or
two after the midday meal, and
twelve hours sleep at night.
Poorly conditioned children
should be taken out of school and
given proper rest along the lines
already discussed. As much out
door life as possible is desirable.
Errors of diet must be corrected.
Feed the child natural cereals (oat
meal), meat once a day. baked po
tato and a green vegetable once a
day, bread and butter, plain pud
dings, stewed and raw fruits and
a quart of good milk every day. .
The Rhyming
By Aline Michaelis.
THE saddest time of all is here,
most fraught with grief and
pain, the day when all the
kiddies hear the school bells ring
aaln. But kids are mostly cheer
ful chaps,- the which, perhaps, is
why they spread a smile upon their
maps ami never heave a sigh. They
leave the sheltered swimming-hole,
where shade and shadow play, and
take again the student sole In quite
a noble way. Of course. It seems a
foolish thought, a witless whim in
deed, but folks insist that kids be
taught to spell and write and read.
And how could any little boy upset
the teacher's plans by. saying he
does not enjoy a book on pelicans?
And not a little girl we know could
ever be so rude as to suggest sub
traction's slow and verbs are very
crude. Yes. kiddies make an awful
bluffat liking goggraffy. and how
they Just eat up the stuff that's jn
the history. For teacher seems to
think It fine, and it would be a
fright If kiddies' thoughts along
this line should ever come to light.
And so they bravely say adieu to
shaded nooks that wait, they leave
the garden wet with dew for pencil
box and Mute. They .leave the
friendly brindle pup, they leave the
Billy goat, although 'bout then a
lump comes up In every little,
throat. And yet. is It the saddest
time? Well, watch ouch kiddie's
map. He grins to heur the school
bell's chime as If work were a
snap. He thinks not of the daily
grind, nor of the saddening sum.
Instead, ho turns his mighty mind
to paper wads and gum.
Greatly to Be Desired.
The only son of the family was
home on his first vacation. He and
his father were discussing affairs
of tho day. and finally the boy re
marked, "Say, dad. I hope when I
am as old as you are 1 shall know
more than you do." "I will go you
one bettor, my boy," the father re
plied. "I hope that when you are
that old you will know as much as
you think you do now."
Drawn by
Early Fall
Blouses ,
By Rita Stuyvesant.
rE early fall is offering some
smart blouses to wear under
'the tailored suit. Georgette.
French voile, net satin, linen, ba
tiste, organdie, crepe de chine are
again represented -for the new sea
son. Fine lace and double-faced
ribbon is being used extensively
and the blouses are ruffled, tucked
or embroidered, according' to the
occasion. There is a vogue pre
vailing for blouses designed to "be
worn over the skirt, but those that
are tucked into the skirt band are a
bit more favored by the conserva
tive woman. ,
A shirtwaist distinctive for its
tailored smartness was of heavy
white linen and small pearly but
tons. The'blousc was severely plain
and was relieved only by a clever
turnover collar, pointed at the front
and narrow in back. Mannish set-in
sleeves were finished with straight
cuffs and envelope flaps, and for
added smartness thero were slashed
pockets cut in the front. A blouse
of this type is excellent for busi
ness or to wear under the riding
A blouse of tan Georgette and
ecru net portrays a simple charm all
its own. All seams are hemstitched.
The ecru net is used for the dainty
cuffs and collar that double-crosses
the front of the blouse so grace
fully that one forgives its duplicity.
Tiny frills of the net trim be edges
of the collar and cuffs.
Plain pastel shades are used to
develop some of the newest slip-on
models. Of hiplength was a lovely
blouse of crepe meteor in a delicate
tea-rose shade, combined with nar
row turquoise ribbon. The over
blouse was outlined with the tur
quoise rlhhon, which emphasized the
round neck and kimono sleeves. A
string girdle confined the fullness
at low waist-line, and thero was a
bit of blue bead embroidery lend
ing its beauty generously to the
lower (font.
Among the dull shades predom
inating for early fall is a blouse
of copper color It is particularly
suitable for the woman with a full
figure because of its cleverly de
signed lines. The front Is split
open to show u smart vostee of shir
red net. framed by long, stra-ight
revers Fine filet lace edges the
net; the smart, dainty cuffs are also
lace-trlmmcd As a pleasing change
from the tight sleeves of the past
seasons, this new blous shows full
sleeves closely confined by deep
cuffs, hemstitched to place
These distinctive models "nnd
themselves gracefully to any number
of materials and color schemes, and
it is for the ingenious woman to
select the shades most becoming to
her particular type. And then one
must consider the occasion on which
the blouse is to bo worn.
When a Girl Marries
Ieal Makes Up to Evelyn Mason
and Incurs the Wrath of
' Anne's Husband
By Anne Lisle;
(Wfieae newspaper- serials
enlqae la. popular appeal aad
clereraeaa of coaatraetlea.)
Copyright, 1910, King . Features
Syndicate, Inc.
AFTER Phoebe left us, Neal and'
I began to wend our way
through a long strained visit
a reunion that would, under
normal conditions, have been very
happy. But now I actually- went
out to lunch in order to avoid the
Intimacy of getting it together is
the kitchenette haunted by whis
pering memories of the festive
times when Neal and Phoebe had
peeled potatoes and performed oth
er transfigured tasks there.
When lunch was over, I offered
Neal his freedom, saying that I had
a little shopping to do. He didn't
veto the offer by volunteering- to
come along, but laughed out some
thing bitter anent job-hunting. So
we parted after agreeing" to meet
again for dinner at the Rocbam
beau. Our second meeting was tense
and self-conscious. Neal had found
nop a hint of a position and our
dinner was cut after the drab, ugly
pattern of the rest of our disap
pointing first day together.- A"
malicious "glint of angry redT came
into the pattern later.
'.'We'll call for Evvy; said Neal.
as he- handed me Into my taxi.
"And then I'll drop you at the
theater where you meet your
party. ,
So we stopped for Evvy and I
tried to find as much consolation
in her purry sweetness as Neal
seemed to discover. But our spirits
moved up and down in opposite
directions like a see-saw.
"Wbere'lt we take you Babba?"
demanded Neal.
And when I gave my directions,
culled from Dick West that after-
The Old Folks
at Honie
By Lorett0 0. Lynch.
i Aa aekaowledaree expert a coatta "
aa-t--aII-iKatter pert&llat
- tie noasefceld.
EVERY household at jonje time
or other has had to deal with
"an aged relative, or some
age'd person who makes his or her
home with the family. And too
often the aged feel unhappy be
cause of their apparent useless
neas. Yet the mistress of the
home can make the declining years
of these folks quite livable if she
will give a thought now and then
to some way of occupying them.
Occupations, however, should he
created without making the aged
feel that they have heen created.
One really thoughtful woman has
brought a lot of happiness Into the
life of her husband's mother by just
a little effort. The old lady had
made a heroic sacrifice to bring her
boy to manhood and give him the
finest education possible. And tho
wife knew and appreciated this.
And so instead of complaining .of
the childishness of this once effic
ient old soul, she created little
tasks for ber.
"My, my, mother," she would say
at times. ""Here I is almost supper
time and the beans for John's sup
per have not been strung. And un
less mother gets right in and helps
me, we won't have, a vegetable at
all, tonight." And with a gentle
push she would wheel the pld lady's
chair right Into the kitchen and let
he help. Sometimes the poor
fingers would not string half a
dozen, but even then she would be
sure to tell John the moment he
entered that she had helped or he'd
have had no supper tonight.
Then again "mother" would knit
for a whole week trying to put a
bit of crochet around the edge of a
loosely woven wash cloth. But can
you Imagine hera pride when dome
little grandchild received that en
thusiastically? At cake-making time, "mother
would often beat the eggs durin?
the whole process of -mixing and
feel she had well spent her time
when the .loving daughter-in-law
showed her the finished product
covered with rich and dripping
Old gentlemen may also be made
to feel useful in a household and
certainly should be. A hard-to-get-along-with
old man took quite
a different turn when the house
wife said to him kindly: "Grandad,
long ago when you were fighting,
show us how you did when you
were on K. P. aqd peeed potatoes!"
Of course, there was a hearty
laugh, but "grandad" turned right
in and cheerily occupied himself for
a pleasant half hour.
If ever you have had the mis
fortune to have to stay several
weeks in a hospital, you know how
the hours drag even in a particu
larly well managed place. Have
you ever thought how long it must
seem- to the service men who are
convalescing in the various hospi
tals? Here Is a way In which borh
.aged men and women can while
away time and also afford moments
of Joy for grown-up convalescents
as well as children.
Save the sporting page of your
newspapers. Let "grandad" or
"grandma" sew a dozen of the lat
est of these together so that they
open like a book. Or have the
photographs of the favorite heroes
in the world of sport cut out and
mounted on brown paper with a
flour and water paste. Newspaper
comics or short stories for children
may be clipped and mounted and
will prove a real joy giver, to many
a patient little sufferer.
Anyone Is far better off occu
pied, even at unimportant work,
than idle and brooding. And this
is specially true of the folk who
have grown old. but are still a part
of our households.
aeon, the red twist In the patent
ef our day showed. Neal aad Bwy
aoon, the red twist la the pattern
Consequently, up to the time waea
Jim arlved during the second act
that box party was. for me, a night
mare aad farce combined. Not that
Jim's coming made it so much bet
ter, but at least I was penfilttad
to take my- place with him la the
hack of the hex. That saved bm
from sitting- next to Phoebe aad,
watching her cast coy glances over
her .shoulder at Dick West, while
as Z was miserably conscious-
down Ja the sixth row Neal beat
over Evvy with aa air of devotiea
that looked aapleasantly genuine
even to me. Also the back ef the
box took me away from the cheap
spectacle of Doris West vata
gloriously holding hands with her
Fred Harper.
P"eebe Trews.
The-minate the curtain deeeeadeA
on the act, Phoebe turned to- Jha,
exclaiming with, what I thought
was bravado not saallee:
"Of course; Anne has told jyet
the great news that her brother's
back la town again?"
rBy Jove! Yea don't say s?
That's great. Why didn't yoa teU
me, Anne? I'll -be glad ta see the
boy. I suppose he's come hack to
his old firm well, I hope yen told,
him to -come hack to- his old room,
"I did, Jim." I replied deably -grateful,
because I could answer
Jim's generous question aad avoid
the other painful one.
'Ta keen to see him. Why didn't
you bring him along. -Anne?" Jim
went on. "Neal's a fine lad, youll
like him. West,"
Again Phoebe spoke, hut this
time there could he no question of
her motive:
"If you're 90 anxious to see him,
you needn't wait Neal'a right dowa
there in the sixth row with Evelyn
-Oh. with your little chum. -Well,
let's go straight down and have
a howdy," said Jim. "Cosae ea,
girls." -
"Anne will are, 'replied Phoebe,
with elaborate indifference.
But the expression oa her face as'
Jim called Ewy ber "l",tle chum"
was about the moat eneouragiK
thing I had seen that day.
Jim and I hurried out of the bc
and around the aisle to Neat -At
sight of. us, my brother's- fae
lighted with real pleasure; aad it
fairly kiadledto a celebration Wi
flre as Jim seized his hand and
poured out genuine welcome,
"We'll ali get together, after the
show aad have a real celebraties.
cried Jim. "Meet us Ja the lobby,
I want you to know Dick West; afy
partner. And our soldier return
calls for some party. See you later,
"Wait a mlaute, Jim. We can't
Jotri you. We have other ' piaas,s
asserted Neau
A RebuS far Jlau
Hot Jim refused to listen
hurried me up to the aisle afferhlM
just in time to take our places, aa
the curtain rose again. 0f course
I understood that Neal -didn't wait
to meet.Pheehe again, aad that he
could very -well dispense with a
introduction to Dick West for--the
present. But I fancied also lhat
Evvy would like nothing hetti
than the very situation Nead wae
trying- .to avoid. 3p with JFlin aad
Eve'yn Mason both enxlotis tohsve
our parties join forces,, there seem
ed little or nothing Neal could de
but face the music and his" Scornful
ex-sweetheart. ,
. But at the erid of the act I saw
Neal rise and sweep Evyy vigor
ously up the aisle before him. He
waved to us as he tlld so. land Jh
murmured that probably they were
going- to hurry round, to the box to
join us, Ja another mlaute, how
ever, an usher appeared and. asking
for Mr. Harrison, handed Jim a
note. He Tead it. flushed angrily,
crumpled the paper in his hand,
and then straightened it out agala
and gave it to me,
"Have to keep to the arrange
ments I made. Will meet you at the
apartment in a couple of hours. Se
long. "NEAL,
"Stubborn young fool!" muttered
Jim, angrily, as he always was at
being crossed .then suddenly his
tone changed. "Guess he has a
pretty bad casejon Ewy."
And I caught his eyts traveling
to Phoebe's pretty, flushed over
vivacious young face. ,
"Young fool'" he said again.
And it seemed to- mo that all the
old friendliness for Neal had gone
out of Jim's face and voice.
(To Be Coatiaaed.
The Mystery Solved,
A woman- missionary in China
was taking tea with the eight
wives ef a-mandarin. The Chinese
ladies expressed great wonder at
the lady's cTdthlng. but "her Teet
especially, astonished them. "Why.
said c-ne, "you can whlk-'and rm
as well aa a raanl'- "Of course 1
replied the missionary. ".Can you
ride a -horse andawiro, toe?" "Cer
tainly." ) "Then youf are as strong
as a roan?" "I am." "And yea
wouldn't let a man beat you, even
If he was your husband, would
you?" flnded I should notr re
sponded the missionary emphatical
ly. "No Englishwoman ever allows
such things." The mandarin'
wives exchanged knowing looks
with each other, and then the eldest
said: "That explains why an Eng
lishman has never more than oae
wife he is afraid!"
At breakfast time Mrs. Browa
talked enthusiastically of a widely
advereised fire sale. That evening
when her husband came home he
looked at a number of bundle
which were lying on the table, and
asked: "Well, Mabel, what did you
find at that wonderful fire sale?"'
"Oh, Will. I got some of the love
liest silk stockings. There isn't a
thing the matter with them, except
that their feet are burned off!"

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