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His Cure of Shell Shock Cases in
France Astonishes
Sergeant Accomplishes Wonderful Re
sults in Treatment of Patients Suf
fering From Nervous Afflic
tions—Says He is Not
Paris. —“Doctor” Van isn’t a doctor
feally—that is, he has never been in
side a medical school. He is not a com
missioned officer, either. Two ditys
after war was declared in America he
enlisted in one of the cities of the mid
dle West and came over as a private.
He is a sergeant now. His experiences
—driving an ambulance first, and after
that in the front line afid then in vari
ous camps in France until he was sent
to a base hospital as a patient—would
fill several diaries, if he keeps such
things, which I doubt.
But there are a great many men in
that base hospital who owe their re
turning health to him after they had
been in bed for weeks, and even
months. , %
He was out of bed only a day or so
himself when he came across two boys
In one of the wards who had been in
the hospital since April. They had been
shell shocked, and in all those months,
from April to September, they had
grown scarcely any better.
Asks Leave to Try.
“Captain,” Sergeant Van said one
morning to the doctor in charge of the
ward, “do you mind if I see what I
can do for those men there? I think
I may be able to help them out a bit if
you don’t mind.”
“Oh, go ahead, Van,” the captain
agreed. “Do anything you blame
Next morning on his rounds the cap
tain stopped beside the bed of the first
of the two men who had been shell
“How’s it coming this morning,
boys?” he asked.
“F-f-fine, sir,” was the answer, a lit
tle unsteadily given, perhaps, but the
captain did not notice that. He sat
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' m inn
This shows what the boys of the navy think of Admiral Sims. It is a
birthday cake that was presented to the admiral*with the very best-regards
of the men.
"Gobs” Merely _ Waiting to Be
Mustered Out
Tired of Being Single and Now Want
to Marry and Settle
Quantico, Va. —American maidens
who have been worrying whether your
“marines would pop the question when
they Cf-rae home, stand “at ease.**
A canvass of marine barracks here
at Quantico, where 10,000 men have
been waiting their chance at the Hun,
made by a reporter for Leatherneck,
the camp paper, shows that 90 per
cent of the single men intend marry
ing when they are discharged. How’s
that for good news?
“We’re tired of being single. We
want to marry and settle down,” is
the concensus of the replies.
These marines, many of whom will
be discharged when the president de-
0 ———
Slant-Eyed Beauties Buy Diamonds on
Installment Plan and Then
Hock Them.
San Francisco—“ Alla same white
women. Just hock dlimond. Whatta
Yip Shee, Lee So and Lan Sook,
Chinese women, residents of. San
Francisco’s oriental quarter, lisped
the foregoing, following their arrest
on a charge of embezzlement by bailee
preferred by the Brilliam Jewelry com
pany. Then they told their story. De
sirous of setting off their charms they
purchased diamonds valued at $1,200
from the jewelry concern, agreeing to
pay on the installment plan. Then
the need for ready cash was experi-.
enced by these three slant-eyed beau
ties. A local pawnshop got the gems.
Yip Shee, Lee So and Lan Sook spent
the money. Then came the police.
A strong and fireproof artificial
stone is being made in the Philip
pines .from beach sand and volcanic
down on the bed and looked at the boy
in amazement. Those were the first
words he had spoken aloud since the
day he came to the hospital, uncon
scious, five months before.
At that moment Sergeant Van hove
into sight from the diet kitchen. He
had a plate of milk toast —a plate the
boy in bed followed with an Interested
gaze. .*
“Beg finrdon, sir,” Sergeant Van
said, saluting..“but I must ask you to
wait until my patient has had his
breakfast before you talk with him.”
The astonished captain allowed him
self to be waved bed to the
nearest chair and watched in amaze
ment tlie hoy devour the toast. His
hands shook so from shell shock that
he could scarcely manage it, but he
was propped up ami fed himself, with
every appearance of keen interest in
his food. The <lay before the boy had
not been able to swallow anything but
liquid food, and he couldn’t have held
the spoon.
The captain beckoned Sergeant Van
to the end of the ward.
“Did you do that?” he demanded.
“Yes, sir,” admitted Sergeant Van.
“How in blue blazes” —began the
captain and paused for lack of words.
“I’ll show you if you like, sir.”
Paris. —The most remarkable pa
tient in Base Hospital No. 35 is a
Moro Head-Hunter, who turned up in
France six months ago with a com
pany of American soldiers who had
just come from the Philippine Islands.
His name is recorded as Philipo Mo
reno, and his home as the Philippine
Islands. No one suspected him of hav
ing a remarkable record until his story
came out one day after a chance meet
ing with the colonel in charge of the
base hospital to which he was taken
from the front. And this is how it
A Red Cross searcher hearing of a
man suffering from five bayonet
wounds who had just been brought
into Base Hospital No. 35, hurried to
Claris the national emergency no long
er exists, are fitting themselves for
good jobs that will permit them to
wed. Evening business classes are be
ing held at the Y. M. C. A., and ex
perts are explaining everything from
bookkeeping and shorthand to soil
cultivation and dairying.
The training the men have under
gone admirably fits them for Car
riage. There isn’t a marine in the
service who doesn’t claim to be able
to wash his clothes whiter than any
woman can ever get them. Every man
can mend and press his own clothes.
And as far as being “handy about the
house,” why, most of them can open
a can of tomatoes with a toothpick
and drive a nail with a feather
The Swiss federal council has de
creed the adoption of 24-hour time for
railroads and other institutions un
der government control at a date yet
to t be determined.
Ohio "Victory Girls” to
Earn $5 Each for War
Kenton, O. —This city has an
organization known as “Victory
Girls” and its membership con
sists of some of the most promi
nent young ladies of the city.
Each has pledged to earn $5 for
war work funds. To aid the
girls Mrs. Caresia Ohman has
opened an employment bureau
at her home, and the young la
dies are going to do real work
for their money.
No Loafing In Elyria, O.
Elyria, O.—The “work-or-fight” or
der in this city is here to stay. There
will be no letup in the order, accord
ing to Mayor Jones. “If a fellow
comes here and wants to work, he is
welcome. There is plenty of work for
him to do. If he comes here to loaf,
there is no room for him in Elyria.
Yes, the work-or-fight rule will be en
forced, war or no war/’
“I would like,” ordered the captain.
So Van showed him, though the doc
tor couldn’t quite make it out at that
just what Van did. He stroked their
heads a little and massaged their
yiroats a bit, and all the time he
talked to them in the quietest voice In
the world. Ten minutes after he be
gan the boys were asleep, naturally,
without a tremor in the bodies that
had been nerve-wracked for weeks.
The doctor looked at Sergeant \an
helplessly and left shaking his head.
Two weeks later Sergeant Van held
a clinic before a major general of the
medical corps and several majors anil
still more captains and lieutenants—
all men of reputation in America as
doctors. r Jiwo of his subjects were the
men over whom he worked that first
morning. They came into the clinic,
clear-eyed and straight and ruddy as
athletes from the field.
They passed tests that the doctors
couldn’t pass themselves.
Since then the shell shock cases have
been in Van’s hands. The doctors
shake their heads and wonder.
In the camp and the hospital they
call him the “hypnotist.”
“It isn’t that I hypnotized them at
all.” he will tell you. “I just tell them
that they are bigger than their nerves,
and that they can control them If they
really want to. And I show them how.
They believe it.because I tell them it
is so. and then, you see, they are well.”
But the doctors continue to wonder
and say that Van has discovered the
first really successful treatment for
shell shock.
his bedside with fruit and an offer
to send home any messages he might
wish delivered. The man, unusually
big and dark, accepted the fruit grate
fully, but assured her that he would
be well enough himself to write soon
to his sister, his only living relative.
Sings Weird Songs.
And he kept his word in spite of
the five bayonet wounds which healed
so rapidly that all the doctors of the
hospital marveled at the remarkable
constitution of the dark-skinned man.
The patient was soon convalescent,
and the first place he visited was the
Red Cross recreation hut. Someone
was playing the piano, as usual, and
during the afternoon one of the mem
bers of the sanitary corps sang one of
Burley’s negro songs, “Deep River.”
Philipo offered to sing the song In the’*
original anil astounded his audience
with a weird version full of minor
notes and harmonies that made shiv
ers run up and- down susceptible
And thereafter the Filipino insisted
ot entertaining gatherings In the rec
reation hut each afternoon with wild
songs and curious chants and recita
tions. Some of these were very spicy
tales indeed of the underworld and its
denizens, and finally the Moro waxed
confidential and began telling tales
of the wilds of the Philippine Islands
and the days when he had hunted
The colonel of .the hospital, attract
ed by the reports of these seances,
dropped In one afternoon to listen.
“I don’t believe lie’s a Moro at all,”
he announced. “He’s too tall. I served
in the Philippines and I never saw but
two Moros as tall as that man.”
Just then the Filipino came up and
saluted the colonel.
“Excuse, sir,” he said in his broken
English. “Perhaps you remember me?
I know you in the Philippine Islands.”
“By George, I’ll have to take it nil
back,” admitted the colonel. “He’s
one of the two men I was speaking of.
He comes from the head-hunting
tribe, all right. He became very much
attached to one of our soldiers, who
taught him English. But I never ex
pected to meet him in France or wear
ing the unlforfti of an American sol
Capital of Georgia Now the Greatest
Divorce Center in the
United States.
Atlanta, Ga. —Atlanta has supple
mented Reno as the greatest divorce
center in the country, is the announce
ment made from the bench in superior
court by Judge John T. Pendleton in
dismissing the divorce jury.
“Reno, a little town out in Nevada,
formerly held the . record for di
vorces,” Judge Pendleton • told his
hearers. “But this record has now
been wrested from Reno by Atlanta.
And Atlanta has no close competition.
We will continue to outrank Reno just
as long as Georgia divorce laws re
main so lax.”
Women Husking Corn.
Rantoul, 111. —A survey of the corn
fields of Illinois by air shows many
women have gone out to help in the
corn husking. One of the aviators
here reports seeing hundreds of wom
en doing their part to save tlie crop.
Soldier Is Kneeling When Shell Rips
Hole in His Steel Hat and Wounds
His Heed.
Uniontown, Pa. —The fact that he
was kneeling in prayer saved the life
of Private John Quarrick, Jr., of this
place. A letter from the soldier in
France says that he.was saying his
prayers at the side of his cot when a
German shell tore his tent to pieces,
ripped a hole in his steel hat and in
flicted a slight wound in his head. “I
probably would have been killed had
I been in a standing posture,” he said.
New War Chest Record.
Bellefontaine, O.—Figures have
been prepared by the county war
chest committee in Logan county
which show that the contributions
made to the community war chest
shortly before the war ended averaged
$8.58 per capita. This is thought to
be a record for patriotic giving in a
country county.
Even a big pain may be acuta,
1-—American marines entering the Forbidden City In Peking on Thanksgiving day to celebrate the signing of
the armistice. 2—Soldiers and sailors of the revolutionary government on guard in the courtyard of the im
perial palace In Berlin. 3 —Workmen removing the protecting sandbags and boards from the Vendome column in
Spartacans Start Civil War in
Berlin and Many Fail in
Street Fighting.
Disorders in Other Parts of Germany
—Trotzky Makes Himself Dicta
tor of Bolshevik Russia—Prog
ress of Peace Conference
Mourns Roosevelt’s
Believing themselves now strong
enough to overthrow the Ebert govern
ment and gain control of Germany, the
Spartacans, led by Llebknecht, last
week deliberately provoked civil war
In Berlin. First they seized the ar
senal and munition plants at Spandau
and armed themselves, and then pro
ceeded to attack the government build
ings. Sanguinary fighting ensued, for
the Ebert crowd was determined and
was supported by many of the return
ed soldiers. Some of these were
posted on the Brandenburg gate and
at other strategic points with machine
guns, grenades and flame projectors.
After several hundred persons had
been killed and piany wounded, It was
announced that the government forces
had maintained the supremacy and
had large bodies of troops concentrat
ed just outside the city, ready to enter
it. The chancellor, addressing great
crowds outside his palace, bitterly de
nounced the Spartacans for their
“rascally behavior and insane policy”
and promised that they would be sup
At this point the independent, social
ists jumped into action, taking advan
tage of the crisis, and tried to force
out the Ebert-Scheidemann crowd. A
new revolutionary government was
proclaimed, composed of independent
socialists, with Ledebour, Liegmann
and Tiek in control. This naturally
did not satisfy Llebknecht, and he was
said to be continuing his efforts to in
stall a government of his own choos
ing. His followers were in possession
of the royal stables and of police head
quarters. Chief of Police Eichliorn,
who is one of them, had ignored his
dismissal by the people's commission
ers. Radek, the bolshevik emissary
from Russia, was advising the Sparta
Dispatches coming as this is written
say the Spartacans were being
strengthened by the accession of some
of the troops and were holding the
principal points in Berlin; that Gustav
Noske, commander in chief of the
Ebert government troops, was prepar
ing to call new forces in to attempt to
regain control of Berlin, and that a
violent reaction by the more conserva
tive elements was expected.
There were reports that the civil
war wiTs spreading to other parts of
Germany and that violent uprisings
were disturbing Bavaria and the Rhen
ish provinces. In Munich and Bruns
wick there were strikes and riots in
cited by the adherents of Liebknecht,
stores being pillaged and several per
sons killed. The main strength of the
Spartacans, however, is in Berlin.
If any government can hold out until
the national assembly has met and de
termined what the future of Germany
shall be, it may be recognized by the
allies as competent to enter into the
peace negotiations and sign the treaty.
That, of course, is its immediate aim,
and that is what the Spartacans are
fighting against so strenuously.
The military commission of the al
lies sent to Berlin in connection with
the carrying out of the terms of the
armistice got mixed up in the ruction
and, seeking protection, persuaded
General Harries of the American army
to raise the American flag over the
Hotel Adlon, where the members were
sheltered. A street mob threatened to
storm jthe building if the flag were Hot
lowered, and at the demand of the
Ebert government this was done. In
dignant patriots are assured by offl
France for the First Time Makes Pub
lic Her Losses During the
Great War.
Casualties n the French army, ex
cluding colonial troops, up to Novem
ber 1, were 4,762,800, according to offi
cial figures made public by the French
high commission to correct conflicting
reports hitherto published.
Men killed in action or dead ot
wounds numbered 1,028,000, and to
cials at Washington that if the press
reports are correct the Germans were
well within their rights and’-that Gen
eral Harries acted injudiciously. The
war is not yet formally ended and the
allies have no more right to raise one
of their flags in an enemy city than
would the Germans to fly their Colors
within the allied lines.
It begins to look as if Russia is to be
left to her fate and to be called on to
wbrk’ out her own salvation or relapse
into barbarism under the semblance of
rule of the bolshevik!. Japan has an
nounced that most of her troops will
be withdrawn from Siberia, Great
Britain declares that she will send no
more men to Russian territory and
that those now there are being re
called, and there is no reason to be
lieve that the United States will in
crease her forces there. Indeed, some
of our senators and congressmen are
openly demanding that the Yanks be
brought back from Russia at once in
stead of being left to fight the bolshe
vik armies in the snows of the Arch
angel region and along the Siberian
railway. , .
Although they are still making con
siderable progress in the Baltic prov
inces and have captured Riga, from
which the allied and German troops
withdrew, the bolsheviki have not been
doing so well toward the east. The
Omsk government of loyal Russians
grows stronger and asks recognition
by the allied 1 nations, with the right of
representation at the peace confer
ence. The Siberian and other factions
have joined with it, asking Admiral
Kolchak to accept their support for
the salvation of Russia. The bolshe
vik government is having internal
troubles, and a story came from Co
penhagen to the effect that "Trotzky
had quarreled with Lenine and ordered
his arrest, declaring himself dictator.
Lenine, it is said, sought to effecf a
coalition with the moderates.
The conflict between Germany and
Poland over the province of Posen
may be settled without further fight
ing, for the two governments have
opened negotiations for a peaceful un
derstanding. But the Ruthenians, at
latest reports, were determined to re
cover Lemberg and had surrounded
that city, which was defended by a
large force of Poles, including a divi
sion made up of women.
The Poles were driven out of Vilna
by the bolsheviki, the defenders be
ing without cannon and short of car
tridges. The bolshevik troops at once
began a massacre of the civilians.
The Polish soldiers retreated to Lana
varova, where they were disarmed by
the Germans and sent to Bialystok.
There they were robbed by Germans
and started for Polish territory.
Paderewski and Pilsudski are still
trying to get together to form a gov
ernment for Poland, knowing that dis
sension must end before the allies will
President Wilson' returned to Paris
from Italy, where he probably accom
plished much in clearing up the situ
ation concerning the disputed territory
on the east coast of the Adriatic. It is
said that opinion in Italy on this mat
ter is divided, many of the people pre
ferring to have peace rather than to
insist on possession of the land that
the Jugo-Slavs claim. It is likely a
compromise can be reached in the
peace congress without great difficulty.
Premier Lloyd George being de
tained in London, the preliminary con
ferences of the premiers and foreign
ministers of the four great powers in
Paris went over to this week, but Mr.
Wilson had an important informal con
ference with Premier Orlando of Italy
and the representatives of Japan.
President Poincare named the fol
lowing as the French delegates to the
peace conference: Premier Clemen
ceau, Foreign Minister Pichon, Finance
Minister Klotz, Jules Cambon and An
dre Tardieu, high commissioner to the
United States. The French have sub
mitted to other delegations a program
for procedure by which the peace con
gress would take up matters in this
order: A general agreement for the
creation of a league of nations; the
setting up of new independent states
growing out of the w’aiu; the assess
ment of damages and Indemnities and
manner of payment; the conclusion of
peace treaties with the central powers.
The treaties, it is plain, must wait un-
this total must be added 299,000 listed
as missing and given up for lost, mak
ing a total of 1,327,8000.
The number of wounded was 3,000,-
000, with 435,000 listed as prisoners.
Three-fourths of the wounded have
recovered, either entirely or at least
to such an extent as to be fit to work
Slightly less than 700,000 are abso
lutely unable to work. The French
government estimates that the total
number of unfit and pensioned may
finally be between 800,000 and 900,000
til recognizable governments have been
established in the central nations. If
this were too long delayed it might be
come necessary for the allies to step
in and help,, though probably this
would be done only as a last resort,
and the United States might decline‘to
have any active part in it.
The British government, it is under
stood, will urge that some kind of a
general peace settlement be the first
business of the conference, one of the
important reasons for this being that
it would permit an early demobiliza
tion of the army. Just now this is a
serious matter for England, for last
week there were many noisy demon
strations by troops who want to be re
leased to return to civil life. The
crews of the mine-sweeping trawlers
also protested, and it was announced
that hereafter the work of these men
—mostly fishermen —would be done by
volunteers. That no punishment was
inflicted for the open breaking of dis
cipline by the British soldiers is one
of the significant signs of the times. In
the United States there is similar dis
content over the slowness and poor
system of demobilization, but so far
there have been no demonstrations.
Secretary Baker’s pacifist soul is
finding expression anew these days as
the Yanks return from overseas. In
various cases there have been efforts
to organize receptions for these men in
their home localities before their de
mobilization, so that their friends can
see them parade and show them in a
body how their gallant services are ap
preciated. Among these the case of
the Blackhawk division and Chicago
was notable. But the secretary of war
seems to fear that such martial dis
plays as are asked would tend toward
militarism. He does not say so, but
that is the way it looks.
A jury in Judge Landis’ federal
court In Chicago did a good job last
week, finding Victor L. Berger, Adolph
Germer, W. F. Kruse, J. Louis Eng
dahl and Rev. Irwin St. John Tucker
guilty of sedition and disloyalty under
the espionage act. The congressman
elect from Milwaukee and his Socialist
associates were active throughout the
war in their efforts to obstruct the
government’s war program, and they
now face terms in a federal prison and
heavy fines. It may be that Berger
will not be permitted to take his seat
in the next congress, though this is un
certain, owing to his appeal from the
The allies are planning to mitigate
the rigors of the blockade of the cen
tral powers in order to let in food, not
for the Huns, but for Poland and the
people of the Balkans and certain sec
tions of Rpssia. Partial surveys of
the food situation show that these re
gions are near starvation, the shortage
of bread, meat and fats being especial
ly serious. Most of the fats must be
supplied by America. The German ves
sels required to send food to Europe
will be available before long and Mr.
Hoover, who is directing the relief
work, is doing all in his power to
hasten the supplies so sorely needed.
All other events of last week were
overshadowed, so far as America was
concerned, by the death of Colonel
Roosevelt. Believed by his countless
admirers to be the greatest American
since Abraham Lincoln, he is admitted
by those who disagreed with him to
have been unexcelled in courageous
patriotism and zeal for the welfare of
his country and his countrymen. To
eulogize one whose remarkable quali
ties and achievements were known to
all the world seems superfluous. His
passing evoked the sincere and univer
sal grief of men and women in every
rank of life. No pomp and circum
stance marked his funeral —none was
needed, for his glorious place in history
and in the hearts of his fellow citizens
is secure.
Another mighty good man passed
away last week —Maj. Gen. J. Franklin
Bell, commander of the department of
the East. He was a West Pointer and
had a distinguished career of forty
years in the army, in the course of
which he saw much fighting in Indian
campaigns and in the Philippines. He
trained the Seventy-seventh division
for the war in Europe but was not
physically fit for service at the front.
men. The returns are not complete.
The losses among the native troops
coming from French colonies or pro
tectorates were 42,500 killed or died
of wounds, with 15,000 missing and
very probably dead. The number pen
sioned after wounds or Illness was
The total killed or dead of wounds,
missing and unfit for work is between
5 and 6 per cent of the French popula
The number of dead is smaller than
had been supposed.
“I am punctual,” said the parrot.
“I am glad yon are if it is a nice
thing to be,” said the canary bird.
‘‘lt is a very nice thing to be,” said
the parrot. ‘‘lt is most extremely nice
—otherwise I wouldn’t be such a
‘‘l see, I see,” said the canary bird,
blinking his little bead-like eyes.
“I know you see,” said the parrot.
“Well, it was very wise of me and
nice of me,” said the canary bird,
chirping cheerfully, “to say that I was
glad you were it if it was nice to be.
I didn’t know what to say at first, or
which thing to say first.
‘.‘l thought of two things. I might
have said, ‘l’m glad you are if it is a
nice thing to be— ’ ”
“That is just what you did say,” the
parrot said in a shrill voice.
“I know it,” said the canary bird.
“But I w r as going to ndd that I could
have said something else if I had not
said that.”
“It sounds a little mixed-up,” said
the parrot.
“It’s not If you will listen,” remark
ed the canary bird, putting his head
on one side.
“I will listen,” said the parrot.
“I might have said that I was sorry
you were such a thing if It were not
a nice thing to be. Because I didn’t
know whether you were glad or sorry
you w’ere whatever you are—punc
“Now I understand,” said the parrot.
“You were being a very wise young
bird. Well, I am glad I am punctual.
And punctual is a word which means
on time.
“I am on time in everything I do. I
believe in being on time, in fact.”
bird, “how you are on time in every
“ Allie, Allie, Get Up!”
thing you do—for when you are on
your perch you eat and often shriek
or talk, and you sleep there, too. Time
isn’t your perch, is it?”
“Time,” said the parrot, “is some
thing you don’t understand —any mpre
than you understand what it meant
to be punctual.’*'
“That’s right,” said the canary bird.
“I don’t understand, so you might as
well explain.”
These two birds were in their sepa
rate cages and before they continued
their talk they each had a little meal
of seed and a drink of water.
“I will explain,” said the parrot, af
ter a moment.
“When a creature is on time we
mean that the creature has arrived or
is jready for what he is going to do at
the time he said.
“Now, there are some folks who will
say at night, ‘Oh, I must get up early
tomorrow morning!’ But when morn
ing comes they are sleepy and they
decide they don’t care if they are a
little late.
“Then there are others who are
meeting friends and they will say,
‘What is five or ten minutes? I don’t
mind if I’m a little late. I’d rather
keep my friend waiting than be kept
waiting myself.’
“Those people don’t care about being
punctual—that is, they don’t care
about being on time —or, in other
words, they don’t care about doing
things when they should do them.
“I do. I eat on time —when I have
hungry time! I sleep on time —when
I have sleepy time! And I get up In
the morning on time.
“But I won’t let the mistress be late.
J see that she is punctual. Do . you
know how?”
“How?” asked the canary bird.
“I call, ‘Allie, Allie, Allie, get up, get
up, get up!’ and she obeys me"
“That is when you are shrieking in
the morning?” asked the can*ry bird.
“Yes.” replied the parrot.
“Well.V can see, then, how you make
her punctual,” the canary bird replied.
“I couldn’t wake her up with my sing
ing, but your voice is loud and shrill.”
. “it is,”* answered the parrot proudly.
Very Convenient
Geraldine was staying with her
One day, as they were'tlslting the
town’s poorer districts, Geraldine no
ticed three rather untidy children
playing in front of a house and re
marked about it.
“There are ten children living in
that house and only one mother to
care for all of them, so she cannot al
ways keep them as clean as mothers
who have only one or two to care for,”
said her aunf.
“Ten?” asked Geraldine. “Ten?
Why, they can have a party without
inviting anyone!”'
Making Your Own Circle.
Do not sit down and grumble be
cause there is a charmed circle into
which you are not Invited to enter.
Instead, make your own circle. Join
hands with another girl who does not
seem any more popular than you are.
Add another who hus come a stranger
to the city and is without friends. Be
fore you know it, you will have a lit
tle circle at which outsiders will be
looking with longing eyes, wishing
themselves with you.—Girl’s Compan

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