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As the wedding ring wears So wear away life's cares. - r BRIDES-TO-BE WORRY. What could interest one more at this season of the year than who is going to be mar rled? Every household has someone interest ed in the vital question. Almost everyone has a sister, niece, daughter or friend who is about to wed. All the world sup poses these brides-to-be have only joyous an ticipations in their minds, with noth ing to worry over. But there never was a greater mistake. Brides to-be face more imaginary troubles than is generally believed. Even the most sensible and level-headed wom are in fear over some old bridal oiperstitions. I am besieged with letters from brides-to-be begging me tell them what these superstitions are, that they may steer clear of the rocks which are supposed to bode un pleasantness, and point out the guid ing post to Joy and happiness. To begin with, there are certain dates upon the calendar which can not be fixed upon for the eventful day, as brides for many generations back have been warned against them. Therefore be governed accordingly. The days set down as being unlucky are: January 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10 15; February 6, 7, 18; March 1, 8, 8; April 6, 11; May 5, 6, 8; June 7, 15; July 5, 19; August 15, 19; September 6, 7 ; October 6 ; November 15, 16, and December 15, 18, 17. December Is deemed the luckiest month in all the year for marriage. The old adage also warned the enamored bride-to-be that "change the name and not the letter is to change for worse and not for better." It is an overbold woman whose vanity leads her to don her bridal robe in its en tirety before the hour set for the cere mony. No bride should go to the altar without "something old and some thing new, something borrowed and something blue." She should be care ful to put on her right shoe first. She must see to it that a horse shoe is concealed in the flowers beneath which the ceremony Is performed. A wtBh bone must accompany it To try on a wedding ring before the ceremony is said to invite misunderstandings. If she takes a hand in making her own wedding cake, she will be pretty apt ever after to have no one to cook or bake for her. According to the rise or fall of the cake, her good or poor fortune is indicated. No bride or groom must turn their heads backward after once starting to the altar. Post ponement of a wedding is most unfor tunate. Should a second postpone ment be deemed necessary, for any cause whatever, it might be as well to break off the match altogether. It is extremely doubtful if it would ever /Eliminate in marriage. The last warn ing is : of The in on his is to he of to of Marry In Lent And you'll Mvn to repent. Happy 1* the bride who refuses to worry or place her faith in supersti tions. There were never two romances that ended alike. All brides should be happy. I / ——— turned to hide hie pain jTjth a man's unskillful art. Is lipe moved, but they did not sa , thorn waa in hia haar* l| the letters were passed about. i UNLOVED SOLDIER BOY8. M there is one class of men more then others who have difficulty in flnd iac a sweetheart it is a soldier boy. but that the girls admire him, but be has little opportunity to pursue his wooing He cannot be on hand to take r^drl to entertainments and dances oh« he would like. His hours off IT are hampered. He must keep party hours and be in his quarters at anbour which would be the edge of evening for other young men. 1 # the parents and friends of the , , w ould woo and win are over 8 î!Ltious, he has his own difficulties fnandeavorlng to convince them that * midier would make a good husband. ÎL matter how poor a young working m« mar b®* he may become rich and rÜSvus. The soldier has much to contend with in his struggle for ad vaBcement par this reason, many a worthy ' he will advance to a certain ti0 " . ere he allows even the p0£ Tt of womankind to disturb the thotfW or wo« ^ He thlpkg , OTe yo«* army man makes the détermina tion Ü poslÜ® th «ftenor of his way. He minus iovt ^aotmatter; that he could do with * But be finds a wide path be those whose fives are brightened and those who Bet themselves of dota* without It Traesol . t be with their sweethearts wiU, but there is the blessed af letter »o dear to the hfltft is a is If or or It of a lonely man. He envies his com rades of the barracks when they are distributer'. It puts new life in some. The tardiness of the expected letter makes others despair. The soldier lad who has no sweet heart, no woman to love him, turns awuy from the happy group who are reading their love letters with a lump in his throat and tears in his eyes. Love makes or mars a man's life. If there is a sweetheart praying for his advances dissipation has no charms for him. He will not squander his money on drink on pay day or make pals of those who do. For her sake he holds his manhood and honor spotless. He is a credit to the army. He is always to be depended upon. The eyes of his superior officers single him out. If sud den and unexpected action is required he is selected to fill the position of trust. The girl who encourages the love of such a man and marries him never regretB it. He is of the kind of which mighty rulers are made. It is the sol dier who respects himself who is bound to be respected by others. The unloved soldier should lose no time in finding the right girl to love. Making her happy will be the means of making himself contented, ambiti ous and give him confidence to win his spurs. You are all that I have to live for, All that I want to love. All that the whole world holds for me Of a faith In a world above. You came—my heart awakened—seemed to be born anew. The charm of perfect manhood I real ized. in you. BEFORE HUBBY COMES HOME. to be but his off at of the and to ad It is often a difficult matter for a man to forget a girl with whom he has been smitten though another has wooed and won her, and a' that. The sensible philosophical fellow "tears her image from his bosom though his heart be at the root." The man who is lacking in the right kind of judgment broods over the loss of his old sweetheart. He is like a moth that would hover about the flame and would keep her ever in remem brance of him by continually putting himself in her way. The poor young man who has his daily bread to earn has surcease from grieving in hard work, which brings him forgetfulness. It is the discarded lover with plenty of money and nothing to do who wan ders into mischiefs path. He does not think it amiss to stroll past his old sweetheart's cottage home and stop at the gate for a chat to learn how she's getting along. He sits on her porch re calling events of the days that are gone. It is this sort of a man who always evades invitations to wait until hubby comes home. He avoids meeting her alleged lord,- making all sorts of ex cuses, which it never occurs to an in nocent woman to disbelieve. He is the serpent who enters Eden. If he falls to wreck the home it is certainly not his fault. Men of this type who call repeatedly and unwant ed, imposing upon the good nature of the woman who fears to let him know she would rather have his room than his company because he invariably leaves before hubby comes, are danger ous persons. The longer -she keeps from calling the matter to her hus band's Attention the worse she is off. There are some neighbors who will gossip whether they have reason to or not. No young wife should feel delicacy or be backward in telling a one-time admirer of this type that her after noons are not for her to receive male callers. If they desire to visit her home, they must come when her hus band is at leisure to receive and do his share of entertaining them. This course of action would pat a stop to the Inclination of a dishonor able free lance to think of rifling an other man's home of Its honor and its treasure. Many Innocent and thought less women are drawn into snares through their reluctance to speak ont bravely or deny themselves, to such callers. An honorable man's interest in a girl should cease with her marriage to an other. If it appears to increase after she has become a bride, it should be a warning that be is deliberately patting temptation in her way. He knows the husband would not tolerate his calls. The man with no business who can drop in any time for a chat takes a mean and unfair advantage of the man who has to work. It is for the wife to guard her husband's Interests sacredly, realize the position in which she is placing not only him, but herself. It Is not a compliment for a wife to have an old lover still hanging around. the am to ing fee to the the OTe NOTE MADE ON SUNDAY VALID be Iowa Supreme Court Held That Col lection Could Bo Made on the InstrumenL A promissory note is not necessarily invalidated if made on Sunday, the Iowa supreme court decided recently In ruling on the case of Fred Gooch, ap pellant against E. E. Gooch and L. C Gooch of Polk county, according to the Des Moines Capitol. If the maker of a note takes advantage of the fact that it was made on Sunday to get out of paying It, he Is using the law to shield him In an illegal act which the law does not countenance, the high court declared. Furthermore, if any Interest is paid or any other payment made on the note on some weekday, that gives it foil recognition In the eyes of the law, the court points ouL Instinctive. "Did you notice how eagerly that man grabbed the set of fox furs?" ^Yes. and I also noticed that be Ayfctn gloves . 1 I NIVELLE FOLLOWS A PRECISE ROUTINE Commander of French Army Does His Work as Methodically as Banker. HAS LITTLE TIME FOR REST Day's Work Begins at Seven In the Morning and Continues Far Into the Night, With Little Let Up—Master of Details. By LINCOLN EYRE. (Special Correspondence of the New York World.) Paris.—From a staff officer who has been on duty at the headquarters of the Army of the Meuse since the great "come back" at Thlaumont, Douau mont and Vaux, I have obtained a de tailed account of the daily life of General Nivelle, who now has com mand of France's fighting forces. I am assured that the manner In which General Nivelle carries out from hour to hour his collossal task differs but slightly from that of other army com manders. No matter what may be go ing on in the front lines, the man who controls thousands of soldiers must regulate his life as precisely as the man who runs a great business enter prise in New York. Thus General Nivelle burns no mid night oil—not after midnight, at any rate. He gets a good six hours' sleep and walks into his office at head quarters, which Is situated In the municipal building of a village 20 miles behind the trenches, at the stroke of seven, having partaken of the tradi tional French "first breakfast" of cof fee and milk and bread and butter. Sitting down in a stiff-backed arm chair at the big table which he pre fers to a desk, the general prepares to receive the report of his chief of staff. The room in which he works has another smaller table, three or four plain wooden chairs, and a filing General Nivelle. cabinet) nothing more, except maps, which are everywhere. There are small scale maps of every front, large scale maps of the Verdun cone, maps showing batteries and maps showing infantry positions ; maps made from airplane reconnais sance and ordinary staff maps, and, most Interesting of all, maps giving the whereabout of every German unit belonging to the crown prince's army all the way from Verdun back to the Rhine. To Business Right Away. The chief of staff, briefly saluting hia superior, plunges laconically into his typewritten narrative of the night's doings, "The X sector was calm, but near by in Y there was brisk artillery bombardment Shells fell thickly on the - position, but our batteries shat up the enemy without great trouble. A patrol of the 'steenth bat talion of the 'tleth brigade brought in seven prisoners, from whom we as 'certained that the heavy howitzer lo cated by our airplanes in the - wood was destroyed by three shells from our No.-battery of 240 mil limeter gans. We brought down an airplane at five o'clock this morning over Donaumont; the pilot Is now be ing Interrogated. We have had 826 "wounded and 97 dead in that engage ment at - yesterday. There is an epidemic of typhoid in the - can tonment, but only four cases so far. Judging by the direction of his fire, the enemy is planning a trench raid on Hill No. -. The -th division asks for 10,000 75-millimeter shells, and an increase in the wine ratlonment is asked by the-th brigade," etc.. etc., etc. An hour is consumed in the reading of the report, which is constantly in terrupted by comments and brief in structions from the general. Then he sends his dispatches from great gen eral headquarters to other headquar ters. He then devotes a scant 15 minutes to his other correspondence —communications from the minister of war, from members of the government, from deputies and senators, from simple "poilus" who violate the regu lations by addressing their "big boss" direct, and from friends and family. Meantime the table is loaded down with the day's "do8slers"-rbuiky rec ords or of ous in of be ed eral the a If of ; the the on as lo mil ords dealing with proceedings in court martial, recommendations for the awarding of decorations, special re- | * ports on matters concerning the health ; • or the housing or the feeding or the « transportation of troops—an endless | ^ flood of paper. The general signs his name until his wrist aches, but It is numb by the time the last of the docu ments has been dealt with. Telephones Are Kept Busy. Throughout all this period of sig natures there are Intermittent spasms of telephoning. General Nivelle must speak to General Petain, General de Castelnau, the chief of the general staff, and perhaps General Joffre. Often M. Brland or other officials are desirous of a word with the general over the wire. Then there are numer- ; ous up-to-the-minute reports phoned ; in by subordinate officers, commanders of divisions and brigades, which must be heard by General Nivelle himself. Besides, there is always the unexpect- j ed to cope with, no matter how sys- ; tematized warfare may have become, j The five hours to noon passes rap idly, and luncheon often finds the gen eral barely abreast of his multitudi nous chores. Nevertheless, the meal is always serve(| on time, for It is sel dom that headquarters finds Itself without guests at this hour. General Nivelle Is fond of meeting visitors to the front and invariably invites mem bers of the cabinet, parliamentary dig nitaries, distinguished foreigners and war correspondents to luncheon with him. The repast is a simple one, but well cooked, for the general's chef was a cordon bleu in one of the fashion able Paris restaurants before mobili zation turned him into a "cuistot," or army cook. Immediately after lunch the gen eral, attended usually by a single aid de-camp, climbs into his big limousine and sets out for the firing line. He stops at Verdun and has a chat with General Dubois, commandant of the citadel, about the day's developments. Then he goes forward on foot to the divisionary, brigade and regimental headquarters, and on Into the trenches If It seems necessary. On the way he talks with "poilus" he may chance to meet and informs himself thus at first hand concerning that most Important rib In an army's anatomy—morale. Little Time for Rest. By five o'clock General Nivelle Is back again at headquarters, ready to listen to another series of reports, dealing with activities since 7 a. m., and to receive the maps corrected by hourly airplane reconnolssanee and photography. Just before dinner he confers with a representative of each of the divisions under his command, and if it be Friday holds a great conference with all his subordinate general officers. Dinner, served at half past seven, is usually a "family af fair," only the higher functionaries of the headquarters staff being present. No sooner has the general finished eating and partaken of his demi-tasse than he is once more in his high backed chair among his beloved maps. The evening is most reposeful part of the general's day, in the sense that he can concentrate his thoughts on the problems before him without fear of constant interruption. Orders are given that he can be reached by tele phone only for extremely Important reasons, and callers are excluded un less on matters of the greatest ur gency. The general winds up his corre spondence, and with one or two chosen counselors from among his alds-de camp studies the maps inch by inch, notes every slightest change that has occurred in 24 hours, and plans how best to "nibble" the Germans, or if a battle is in contemplation or in progress, to crush them. On days daring which an attack Is on or tbe fighting Is specially brisk the program is varied to tbe extent that tbe general spends more time at an observation post overlooking the field of operations—and also uses the telephone more. But in any event, be is almost certain to go to bed at mid night, for he has learned, in common with other directors of great enter prises, that sleepless nights are sel dom worth a clear head in the morn ing. Î • • £ I * Black Bear Died of Indigestion. El Paso, Ter.—"Big Tom," the 500 pound black bear which amused thou sands of children In Washington park, died of acute indigestion following the eating of a black felt hat. FLOATING AMBULANCES ON THE ISONZO . . ■f > ; •, / !• •••' i • , *'**W i I' i ' ' ï ' ' < ' , ' /f-' ■ . ■■■■ Part of the excellent equipment of the Italian army is these Red C;om floating ambulances that 1 re in use on the Isonzo river * • « ^ «—•—o— • LINCOLN PEW LEFT, Î CHURCH IS REBUILT • - • Gettysburg, Pa.—The old pew £ in which Abraham Lincoln wor I shiped on November 19, 1863, * In the historic Presbyterian church here, stands undisturb ed today, while all about It workmen are tearing out the In terior to make way for new fur niture and trappings. During the battle tbe church was used as a hospital. There are many bloodstains on the woodwork. These are to be re moved. The church is 176 years old. MISS KATHERINE HARDING * W. m Miss Katherine Harding, daughter of Col. Chester A. Harding, governor of the Panama Canal zone, and Mrs. Harding, Is both beautiful and talent ed and shows promise of a successful social career. Hi or If BECOMES A MOTHER AT 62 Wisconsin Woman Wedded to Young Man Has a Baby in Her Old Age. Milwaukee, Wis.—"Fifty-eight years old? My dear boy, they said that about me four years ago when I went to Kenosha with Albert to be married, where our friends could not make too much of a hubbub about a dispar ity in our ages. They said then that he was twenty-five and I was fifty eight. What of It? Love knows no years." Thus spoke Mrs. Balone Manzke, a mother at slxty-two, or thereabouts, as she fondled the baby girl which some time ago came to their home In Milwaukee to gladden the declining years of the mother and to rejoice the heart of the youthful husband. And It was a real motherhood that Mrs. Manzke portrayed as she played with her own baby, a mother with her hair showing the advance of years In Its suggestion of gray. Four years ago the couple went from Zion City to Kenosha to be mar ried. The husband Is an expert chem ist In a Milwaukee laboratory which specializes on perfumery. 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