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The Stranger Complex Situations By John Goodman
This Day in Our History THIS is the anniversary of the first arrival in Amer x ica, in I860, of Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightin gale," and* one of the greatest soprano singers in the whole history of music. She sang in Castle Garden. Large Noses and Success VTAPOLEON said if he could have officers enough 1 with the right sort of noses he would conquer the world. One authority claims it is a big-nosed people who rise in the world, citing Lincoln and Washinirton. Justice Grapples With Infamy, Portray ing Master Rascality, and Love of Fair Women and Brave Men The crew of (the skiff, who had hauled their dripping musician on board, hesitated, and then moved dismally away. Emma Clegg? v ho was the red-haired girl? Anxiously shouted something that did not reach the ears of Joan. And Joan herself was taken by the arm and led, protesting and ?till dazed, into the interior of the houseboat! "The first thing you need," said Joan's guide?a remarkably pretty girl, with mischievous gray-blue eyes, "is a hot hath. Here you are. I'll find you some clothes. Not a word till you come out again. And don't thank me!" Joan found herself pushed into a smalt but luxurious bath room. "Where in the world have I got to,?" said Joan feebly, as the door closed behind her. She stood for some moments drip ping river water onto the snowy floor gratings. It was as though she had dived through the amber depths of the Thames and emerged into another world. The most amazing thing of all was that Philip Mottisfont was her rescuer ?the fairy prince who had brought her among these marvels. Joan's wet cheeks colored faintly and her pulse beat quicker. Gone was the noisy crew of the skiff, the terrible admiration of Alf Blodmore with his concertina. The soothing plash of hot water In the bath called her to herself. Ten minutes later Joan, in a soft bath wrap sbe found on the door, emerged into the passage. Sbe waa met by her laughing guide, Eileen Kinlbch, who took her to a charming sleeping cabin, gay with flowers, where stood a smart lady's maid. "We are much of a size," said Eileen, "and I think my kit will fit you." "How kind you are;" said Joan ? timidly; and then she saw the things laid out on the lace cover let of the bed. Her eyes opened wide and she irave a small gasp. "Oh, I could not put on these!" she said, almost with awe. "I'm afraid they're not very suit able," said Eileen apologetically, "but it's the only spare kit I've got here. You must make the best of it. Celeste," she said to the maid, "you will do everything pos sible for Miss?er?Miss Ayre, and take great pains with her hair." "Very good, m'lady," said the .maid. i Lady Eileen Klnloch left the room, smiling with mischievous amusement. Joan, still uncertain what to do, stood where she wfts and sipped dazedly at some China tea in a Sevres cup that was handed to her. Then the deft fin gers of the maid began to busy themselves about her unresisting figure. Joan felt as though she had strayed into the Arabian Nights. ? ? ? Philip Mottisfont, escaping iron* the chaff of his companions on deck, made for the men's bath room. dried himself, and went to his room to dress. He, also, could hardly realize what had happened. "Joan Ayre, of all girls living," he said to himself, "carted into 'he river like a sack of potatoes? and I've brought her here! Right into the middle of us all. Am I glad or sorry? It ought to be a cure for me!" He picked up a stud. "She'll be a fish out of water here, in more senses than one. 1 hope the women will be decent to her. What wonderful eyes the girl has! They make a man's heart beat. They make him " He straightened himself sud denly. HOW TO BE HOW TO ATTAIN A Ft By Lucrezia Bori. A Member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, and Admired for Her Ileauty as Well as Her Art. What can I do to round out my throat and gain the lovely curves that are so much admired? Many women ask me this ques tion. A throat with a beautiful contour is a joy to look upon, and is always envied and admired by less fortunate persons who do not own such an asset. And, strange to say, many women who are angular in build possess a throat which is well rounded and devoid of hollowp. while other women who have every claim to a smooth throat have unattractive necks which they long to fill out. The neck nowadays is Just as conspicuous in the daytime as it is at night, for fashion dictates the more or less straight-across neck line for both daytime and evening frocks. As this fashion does not seem inclined to change, the only solu tion to the problem is to build up your neck to suit the mode of the day. And. anyway, there's great satisfaction in having a neck love ly enough to stand the closest scru tiny. Here is an exercise which Is more like play than work, and If you enter into it on this basis you will find it amusing as well as in vigorating. BEAUTIFUL rLL ROUNDED THROAT. First of all, procure a feather. The small, white kind that you can extract from any pillow Is best. Throw your head back, hold the feather in front of your mouth and blow It up into tha air. Now, the whole exercise Is to keep the feather In the air, far enough above your head so that you have to keep your head thrown back while you are blowing it up ward. Carry on this exercise for about ten minutes In the morning, and ten minutes again at night. Some women practice It with an imaginary feather. I advise using a real feather?because the Joy of real pursuit is half the incentive. You may often be unable to pre vent the feather from getting away and drifting to the ground, but this only makes the game more exciting. In time you should see the hol low at the base of your throat fill ing out until it no longer Is an un attractive cavity. The lesser hol lows around it, too, will gain In plumpness in a way that will make for a throat of lovely contour. This exercise will also strength en your neck and make its mus cles firm and less prone to sag. There Is a certain line which it among the first to give away a woman's age. This is the line from the base of ner ear down her neck. By giving your neck exer cise which prevents the forming of this tell-tale line you will preserve your youth and beauty. Vitamines Sharply criticising some recent generalizations made in reports about vitamines and the perils that diets Improperly balanced In regard to them may bring to man kind, H. H. Mitchell of the College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, writes In Science that these statements are not based upon any evidence and are un worthy of credence. As a matter of fact, the known vitamines are found In s-uch a multiplicity of foods that there Is little danger of any one whose diet Is ordinarily varied ever lacking enough of any of them to do him any harm. The real danger Is that a dis torted popular conception of vita mines may result In the "perpetra tion of a gigantic fraud upon th? American public." Gouraud's Oriental Cream He shot to the surface and swam out with a k ? swinging overarm stroke ?cool, swift, and efficient. "Philip, my son, don't nake a fool of yourself," he said, and his mouth grew hard. "You've mad>; one bad break already." Outside his profession of th-j bar, Philip was a deliberate and luxurious person. He spent some forty minutes on his toilet, a lit tle reluctant, perhaps, to face the comments of his companions on deck. At last he Joined them, cool, self-possessed and debonair. The twilight was closing down. Strings of little, soft-colored fairy lamps were lit along the rails and twined among the flowers witn charming effect. Everyone was on deck but Eileen. "Philip." said good-natured Ladv Dunluee, "you huve charmed us all; A Sunday newspaper ro mance at our very doorstep!" "Absolutely priceless!" exclaimed young Douglas Blair. "Just wh>*.i we were all feeling so dull, old chap!" Th Honorable Hilda Detehmere turned her hard, handsome fea tures and intolerant dark eyes on Mottlsfont with an air of pro prietorship. "Did you say you knew thi* young person?" she asked, in a commanding voice. "I know her professionally." re plied Philip easily. "She Is the best typist In London?employed In Tallls street. "A typing office," said Hilda grimly. "I should have imagined from her behavior and her com panions that It was a jam fac tory." "I thought her rather a nice little thing (or her claas," Mid Lady Dunluce amiably. "By *he way, did any of you notice her hands?" 41i!da Detchmere stared. "They were the hands," said Lady Dunluce, "of a gentls woman." She turned as a dainty figure came along the deck und raised her lorgnette. "Whom have we here? Is it our dear Eileen at last?" The company turned also, ani a sudden silence fell on them?* silence of complete amasement. THE WRITING NOOK ?By Loretto C. Lynch? An Acknowledged Expert In All Matters Pertaining to House hold Management. FOI.KS have often lost some of the most desirable friends because during an absence either or both have failed to cor respond, and to the folks who have encountered really friendly people during their summer vacations let me say that the way to keep in touch with these folks, the way to come to know them better, is by exchanging letters. In every home there should be a letter writing nook. Even if it is portable or temporary, I be lieve it should exist. The house wife can do much to encourage the art of letter writing. A table with a drawer will do if one can not have a desk, but the furni ture shops are showing such good desks at such little prices. Choose a corner In some one of the rooms. If it is not adequately lighted arrange to have a lamp ?-electric or otherwise?conveni ently placed on the desk. A chair of convenient height should be at the desk. The shops have most adorable desk sets. One I saw recently was made of hammered brass. There were ends or corners of the brass for an all-over blotter. There was a brass ink well, a pen tray, hand blotter with brass back and a little hinged top box for stamps. There are other sets in glass, both plain and colored. A well-equipped writing nook has always plenty of writing pa per and envelopes. Many of the shops will print or engrave your name and address on paper and envelopes for a very small sum. This is advisable where the ad dress is a permanent one. The desk should be equipped with a couple of pens that work, some good, free-flowing Ink, and there should be stamps in the box and extra pen points, pencils, blotters and so on in the drawer. At this desk, too, the house wife may write up her purchases and keep track of her expendi tures. Try providing a writing nook somewhere in the home and watch the family write. I Lovelorn Advice I L?By Beatrice Fairfax? Not Necessary. TJEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I would like to know, when a fellow takes the girl that he has been seeing quite steady to a party, where there are many other girls and fellows, and there are klaslng games played, if It is proper to Join In and kiss the other fellows without your friend's consent? BEBE. T")TD he ask you for your con sent to kiss the girls? It's a poor rule that doesn't work both ways. I don't believe asking each others consent waa neoeaaarv. When you Joined the game you both knew what to expect. Thera'a nothing to rata* a fuaa about, WHERE DO YOU LIVE? BOYS THRIVE BEST IN THE SMALL TOWN By Dr. \Y m. McKeever. ' Widely Known Ixx-turer and Au thor and a National Authority on Juvenile Problems. FIVE middle-aged men, brothers, and all successful banker*, were reared in a little shuck on the prairie. Ten men and women, brothers and sisters ranging in age from twenty-four to forty and making a highly creditable showing in life?? these were born and partly reared in a slum district. A little struggling village of less than a thousand souls has pro duced three Congressmen, one bril liant writer, one highly successful lawyer and three State officials and men of affairs. The country school ranking high est among a hundred of its class is conducted in a sod building in one of the Dakotas. Here the children have phsical training, Industrial practice, directed piny and lessons in loyalty?all managed by a twen ty-two-year-old girl teacher. The most effective play direction and social center work being done for the young?as observed during a recent 5,000-mile trip anong the cities?was conducted in and around a big unpainted shed which once served for a lumber yard. Thus the evidence might be ac cumulated thick and fast to show that the most valuable training of children Ip not dependent upon wealth, high-priced equipment, and shielded advantages, but that these richer things sometimes stand In the way of their diligence and progress. It is method rather than money ? which contribute* most to the char acter of the growing personality. The situations specified above guarantee two most important fac tors of training; first, an abund ance of health-giving, stamina building employment; second, a sig nificant amount of safeguarding of the morals and spiritual well being* These two factors, strictly applied, will suffice to make valu able citizens out of 95 per cent of the common childhood born among us. Well-to-do parents everywhere reoopnise the significance of hum ble surroundings, self-denial, indus trial discipline, thrift, and moral guardianship for their young, but many of them ace powerless to put such a desirable program of train ing into effect. They confess a deep concern about the matter. It is my belief that some radical and heroic measures must be re sorted to in order to put the five forces just named into successful operation. Unless they are ready to sec their own?perhaps too much pam pered and shielded?outdistanced In the life course by many of the "humble little slummers," as some call the children of the poor, parents possessing wealth and all the means of an easy existence must at times deliberately shove their growing young Into certain "hard and humble" lives. Character cannot be bought and put on as a garment. It can only be grown, out of the muscles, the mind, the heart of him who Is to possess it. And humble Industrial discipline is a part of the necessary raw material. HOUSEHOLD HINTS WHEN your silverware be comes tarnished, place It in potato water and it will look like new. This is an economi cal method and also a time-saver. Keep one or two old thick mail order catalogues on the kitchen table on which to place cooking utensils, dlshpan, and other pans Tear off and burn the leaves as they become soiled, and see how much It will help toward keeping the table bright and clean. If you add a few drops of vinegar to the blacking when polishing the kitchen range, the blacking will stay on longer and the stove will have a brighter gloss than if polish ed In the ordinary way. If you depend upon flatlrons and an ollstove to do your ironing, try covering them with a deep ppn, and you will find that the Irons not only heat quicker but retain the heat longer. To mark cups or other china that are to be loaned for social occasion*, apply small pieces of adhesive tape, on which the nnme of the owner has been written In Indelible Ink, to the bottom of the dishes and you have a method of Identification which will not be noticed by the uaer Whan oiling the baseboards use a piece of tin four inches wide and ten Inches long to slip along the top of the board to prevent the oil from getting on the wall paper. Don't pay a man to come and clean the piano. Instead remove the bag from the vacuum cleaner and in its place attach the tube used for the attachments. Re move the front of the piano, turn on the current, and by a proccss of blowing, Instead of suction, the dust is soon gone. The keys do not need to be removed to clean under them, but run the end of the tube over them until the dust is blown out. Coffee - grounds make a pin cushion thut does not pack down or rust the needles and pins. A skirt, that Is shiny at the back may sometimes he Improved by ap plying ammonia arid water and by pressing a hot Iron on the wrong aide of the material. Whan a gar ment Is. very shabby the nap may be raised by rubbing It very care fully with fine emery paper. This should be done very gently, so that an Impression Is made only on the surface of the material. Add vinegar to the water In whloh table glaaRt s are rinsed. It will glva an extra brilliance to tha polish. A Gripping and Imaginative Story of Mystery, Lure and Intrigue, Touch ing Every Phase of Human Glory. Philip stood up. feeling as though he had received an electric shock. He found himself facing the moat beautiful woman he had ever seen In his life. The vlsjon that presented itself to him was slender, above the m I d d 1 ? height, extraordinarily graceful and dignified. The oval face, the charm and beauty of the features, were framed by a mans of bright brown hair, exqulslte'y arranged and waved. She looked the best-bred woman In the party. A glorious Worth frock, of exp?n slve simplicity, did honor to Its wearer. For a moment the com pany stared, dumbfounded. It was Joan Ayre, the little typ ist Of Temple Chambers. CHAPTER V. Borrowed Plumes. Joan, during that moment of gen eral surprise, alone remained per fectly self-possessed. She advanced, and, with a charming smile and ?ho faintest possible flush, gave her hand to Jtottlsfont. "X did not thank you properly for what you did for me," she said. "I felt so damp and stupid." "I shall feel damp and stupIJ, too," said Philip, "if you thank me any more. I only conferred a Bene fit on everybody here by lifting you out of five feet of water. By the way. Miss Ayre, this Is your hostess?T^ady Dunluce." "How kind you have been!" .said Joan, taking that good-natured lady's hand. "I must not oe a nuisance. As soon as my clothja are dry " ' "My dear," said I^ady Dunlu~e, laying a hand on her shoulder. "You are not going to escape us like that. You have brought lis romance. I adore romance! Put clothes out of your head. You wt'l dine with us. won't you? "Phere's . the I gong! Come along, good people." She turned and led the way In. "How perfectly astounding." ah* murmured to Douglas Blair, who was at her elbow. "A transforma tion! You remember," she added, "what I said about her hands'." The Invitation to dine was to Joan the culminating impossibility of this afternoon of wondnra.v There were no words for it. Tet she felt that to hesitate and make excuses would be underbred. A!l things seemed to follow so natural ly here. A timid glow of happt ness flushed through her heart. She glanced at Mottlsfont; he was looking curiously happy, too; ths frankest respect and admiration were In his eyes. Lady Eileen Klnloch broke In with a little sigh. "I never knew how well that Worth frock could look," she said. "I feel quite proud of It!" Hilda Detchmere stared at Joan from under her half-closed eye lids. "You carry clothes rather well," he said suavely. "I should advise you to give up typing and adopt the profession of dressmaker's mannequin." Joan gave no sign of having heard this, but walked unconcern edly In before Mottlsfont, a slight tinge of pink mounting behind her ears. Philip, however, turned sud denly and came back. "Hilda!" he said quietly. "Wey?" said the Honorable Hilda Detchmere. "You pride yourself, I believe, on a cutting tongue," he said, looking her straight in the eves 'It mar be an asset to a barrister. It Is ?? poisonous thing in a woman." He turned on his heel without another word. A dark, angry flush spread over Miss Detchmere'g cheeks. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.) 4 The Young Mother. "THE ILLS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN should be so well known to the , youngest of mothers that a reminder or a repetition of the symptoms of illness seems unnecessary, yet there are some mothers who overlook a feverish condition, k little colic, or a disposition to be irritable. If not corrected they may lead to serious sickness. And to correct them, to bring Baby back to its happy self, is so easy by the use of Castoria?a medicine prepared just for infants and children. It will regulate the bowels (not force them), aid digestion and so bring quiet and rest. Fletcher's Castoria has been doing this for over 30 years; regulating the stomach and bowels of infants and children. It has replaced the nauseating Casior Oil, so-called Soothing Syrups, poisonous Paregoric and other vicious concoctiona in the homes of true and honest mothers?mothers who love their children. Those mothers will give their babies foods and medicines especially prepared for infants and children. Children Cry For Content* 15Fhiid DranEq I l>00 Dhops .ALGOHOL'3 p*h OJ**' . I aJmiJatto^ttoeRod b]T ti nti the Sionsda aad ftwdsgj 1 MAMS The?bf Promo# Cheerfatncss and ncttlkf Opimn.MorpWfl?'^ Mineral. Not Narcotic ' Son wdDUnlhjM i resuttln j nfyL )RKj \l 0 mow* "s ' Do-*- 401 A Word About Truth. "Great is Truth, and mighty above all things." So say* the Old Teatament, yet it is equally true to-day. Truth ahowa no favors, fears no enemies. Prom the inception of Fletcher's Castoria, Truth haa been the watchword, and to the conscientious adherence to thia motto in the preparation of Fletcher's Castoria as well as in its advertising is due the secret of its popular demand. All imitations, all substitutes, all just-as-good preparations lack the element of Truth, lack the righteousness of being, lack all semblance even in the words of those who would deceive. ?* And youl Mothers, mothers with the fate of the World in yotzr hands, can you be deceived ? Certainly not. Fletcher's Castoria is prepared for Infants and Children. It is distinctly a remedy for the little-ones. The BABY'S need for a med icine to take the place of Castor Oil, Paregoric and Soothing Syrups waa the sole thought that led to its discovery. Never try to correct BABY'S troubles with a medicine that you would use fair yourself. MOTHERS SHOULD HUD BOOKLET THAT 18 AROUND EVERY BOTTLE OF FLETCHER'S CASTORIA GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature oj Cmpj mt Wrapper.