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To Live!—That’s the Real Incentive of Women Who Work ______ • J THEIR EARNINGS MA Y BUY HOME COMFORTS And Why Shouldn’t It Be So, Asks Winifred Black, i Lauding the Wives and Girls Who Go to Business —Even if Some of Them Don’t Like It. r ~ By WINIFRED BLACK TtVICE as many married women work fcr a living here in the United States now as compared with twenty year3 ago. And they don't work because they want to, but because they have to—anyhow. WINIFRED BLACK That 8 what 3ms 31 ary Anderson, chief of the Federal Woman’s Bureau, in Washington, declares. “Wives work to get a living.” said Miss Anderson, “they don’t work for fun.” The average working man’s average wages vary from $1,349 a year to $2,490 a year, and the great majority stick at the $1,349 mark. So Miss Anderson declares, “and,” 6ays she: “In view of these facts, it can be readuy understood just why the wives and mothers in these families go out to seek employment.” Well, well, isn’t that interesting? But somehow it isn’t so very much like new, it seems to me. Women are a good deal like men when you come right down to it, aren’t they? And tell me, pretty maiden, and whis per, gentle youth, when did you ever see a man who worked hard—just for fun? Ob, of course there are a feav men who would rather w ork than eat—geniuses can’t Live without working. I suppose if you shut up Thomas Edison in a luxurious castle on the Nile, or on the Rhine or on the Hudson, either, he’d die in a week unless he had tome work to do—bard, exacting work, too, it would have to be. And there’s Henry Ford. Tan you imagine him spending the rest of his life going to the races and finding new brands of ciga rettes? He’ll wort: as long as he lives and when he 6tops working he’ll atop living. But tne average everyday man works because he has to work or go to the pooihou3e. And somehow I can't believe that the average woman is very different. N’ow there’s Mary Jones—she could do v .thout working—but, If she did without it, she’d have to do without new frocks and she wouldn't he giving any Christmas presents or any birthday pres ents, either, and the first thing you know nobody would ask her to nny parties—and Mary doesn’t care for housework, so she gets her self a good job downtown and she and George live in a nice little flat and have a nice, comfortable, neat little home—if you can eall it a home, with Mary gone most of the time, and they’re putting so much a month away for a fliwer—and why shouldn’t Mary have a fliwer, she and George, if they’re able to earn it—together? Mary’a good in buaoess and not so very good at housekeeping. Poes she work because she has to?—well, not exactly. She could stay at home in a little dark flat and pinch and save and shop around for cheap cuts of meat, and hate to think of the rent day, and not know u liat to do when she really needs a pair of new shoes. But why should she do these things when she can step downtown in a neat little business frock, do a neat, interesting day’s work and have nothing but the new radio on her mind? Most business women are into it because there's nobody to be In business for them—yea, I believe that, some of them are in busi ness because they like it and most of them are in business because they want to send little brother to school or take the right care of mother when she needs it, or put something ir. the bank for that rainy day that’s always just ahead of even the most prosperous of us. Yes, Miss Anderson, I think you’re right, most women work for a living because they want to live—the way they want to live. And ii that isn’t their business, whose business is it—1 ask you? I ; jr'.fbU 1»:». Kcwipapw Fettur* tie:' lua. Home-Making Helps Itv WANDA BAUTO.N il hut la Your Ilirlh-Slonc? IN selecting birthday gift* why not* got a ring or soma bit of Jewelry containing the paraM'* natal stone? Tlie-w stones and the senti ment counacted wiili them vary In different countries. The influeuc© of the stones was believed in until early In the seventeenth century. A group rf twelve stones wers worn cn the breast plat© of the High Priest Aaron described la the Book of Kxodus. ra*-h stone representing a tribe ©f Israel. The tvvetve stones aiso have a distinct relationship to the s.gns cf tin* Zodiac. Pet baps the most famous of n.aglc • tones wreie those sec in King Solo t.cvi's ntz. which rtp.csented earth, a.r. fire and water, lie had only to look upon it to know everything earthly, and many things heavenly, it whs said. People born in Mart h are under the »‘gn cf Piece*, their ruling plain t 1* Neptune, their stone the bh odstone. their flower the violet. The lii* 1 • tone ha* been revete l as u symbol of nivstio power, and a* early m f'>00 B. C. it was a favorite sione cf the Hebrews and Svrians. It •uC into prayer beads, and our own North American Indian* cut the stone Into heart shaped piece* to ward orr evlL The stone It said to ?netow on the wearer wisdom, cour age. strength, physical and mcnul health. The January child Is lucky enough to have the garnet, a precious stone that is nativs in Montana. N*-w Me*, loo, Arizona and N«wth Carolina, sometimes called a Rhodolite. The flower 1* tha snowdrop. February child ha* the amethyst for a Jewel ai.i the modest rri.i i * for the flower. April i hill has a dia mond. a daisy for the ratal flower and Taurus It* Zodiacal aifn. lAnerald l* the stone for May. anl “no happier mother In the land than she who wears an emerald on her band." June haa tha agata and the sweet honeysuckle. July tha tur quoise. symbol of prosperity an 1 cheer, ar.4 the water-lily for a natal f.ower. The carneUan is the at no for August and the poppy l» the flower. This stone is said to be the cnly one that Christ ever wore. September the chrjaolite. symbol of gladr.es* of heatt la the chosen stone, the morning-glory the flower. October child lias the b«r>l and h.:s a molest hop Rower as a symbol. The November stone is the topax the flower the chrysanthemum. i> camber store Is the ruby, stone ©! Charity. Dignity ai d ravine Power, and holly i* the symbol. Stones devoted to faith, hope, charitv and love symbols are alro popular and many of the latter are \ *ed for engagement presents. Aril ther* are <jt»:te a number of *»<•■ oaUe-l file; .ship atone* that err I rpolar oa g.fis for older people. * ---I I -- KSta;e stones a:e r.ither a new fad and one .nay gne them an souvenirs to traveling friends instead of the old souvenir spoons. There fete many stones having deep meaning among our neighbor ing nation* end many tourists after sojourning tn the different countries bring bees a Jewel sacred to them. Pendant carved figures of the gods of happtne ■», good lurk, health or prosperity are worn as talismans. The fa 1 1« interesting end there are many books devoted to the study of : stones. Advice to Girls Dy Annie I.aurie EAR ANNIE LAURIE: 1.—How Is the best way to find , out If a by really ltkee you? ( 2 —What's the reasonable length of time to talk over the telephone ’ to a boy? 3.—There is a boy whom I like very much, although he doesn't know me. and 1 haven't met him, end be lt^ too to he introduced to him what should I do to gain his friendship? 4 —Will it l»e appropriate to send n birthday raid, to a boy friend that 1 have known for over a year? &—Should I »-[>*ak to a boy that “stood rue up on a date for » dance? 5 —What would you do if a boy swore while talking to you over the plume and then asked forgiveness? 7. ~-Mv boy friend Is very nice to me until an oil girl friend of hie • 'nines here from another town. | When she leave* he comes hack to j me ag n. Who do you think be i really likes? S.—ls it prop-r to Invite a small '•■•owd of boy triced* a uen there are 1* over end not. tng to do? There Eways a rhs; m there. ilREE MUSKETEERS; I—if he really l.kes you. you can certain ly tell from kj actions and conver sation. 2 —No time limit *hat I have ever heard. But prolonged conversations, unless on important subjects, are rather stupid. 8. —Nothing at all until you axe properly introduced. 4 —la good taste and qu.te appro pr ate. it.—Speak to Him. but do not en courage his frler.dsh.p. *—Any yourg man who is so ill hrod ns to make use cf nuh an ea i prcas.on is not worth considering even as an acquaintance. 7.—It 1 oaks as though he likes the other girl. 5 —Quite appropriate as long as you aie chaperoned. - *• — Sleeveless Frocks Again Favored Souf/i^rn Styl»s Featuring Cap Sleeves, or None at • All, for Sportswear By MARIE MAROT THE Southern styles are the surest indication for the fashions which will pre dominate in the Summer season. And this year, Dame Fashion has swung the pendulum back to the sleeveless era. All spoils dresses designed for Southern wear are showing either the cap sleeves, or else no sleeves at aiL Cardigan jackets are prime favorites to be worn with these frocks, either of the same color, but preferably of a contrasting color. Pictured here are two dresses especially designed for the Winter vacationist and all the newest foibles are embodied in them. At the left is a charming frock of oyster white silk gabardine. The cap sleeves are banded with tucked inserts, which are also used down one side of the smartly pleated skirt. T’no belt, which is one of the important accessories these days, is of the material and fastens with a smoked pearl buckle. At the right is n sleeveless frock of esnarv yellow broad cloth. It is made in the popular* slipover style and buttons with pearl buttons. The inverted pleats in the skirt give the full ness needed. This is one of the most popular of the one-piece styles and one which is sure to find favor, as it is “tubable’* and invariably becoming. r The Art of Beautifying Your Hands Uy JOSEPHINE HUDDLESTON * t FINGER NAILS can make or mar the beauty of the hands, and like all other points of beauty, they must have their share of at tention if you wish to appear well groomed at ail times. If the nails are thoroughly manicured once ench week, a few minutes daily care will keep them in perfect condition. The hands must be washed well several times each day with good soap and w-arm water, using a stiff bristled brush, work the lather into your hands, then nnse in cooler water and dry thor oughly to prevent chapping. If you remember to push the cuticle back each time the hands are washed, the half moon will be kept visible. While we don’t hear so much about the half moon, it is just as important to nail beauty as it ever was. The buffer is hardly ever used as a means of polishing the nails. However, when it is used with a good powder or paste polish it furnishes a beautiful day-time finish for the nails. There are many shades of liquid nail polish on the market, but the rose or brilliant red tints should be saved for evening use only. There are many ‘’trick" shades of* ____ JOSEPHINE HUDDLESTON polish rnr evening use, some Indeed are very smart, but such polishes should only be used on perfectly manicured nails. If ths nails are thin and trans parent, a bleach may be used. This bleach usually leaven a white sub stance under the nails, so wash the hands well and run an orange stick under the nails after using the hleach. Little bleaching strings may be purchased In most drug sto.es and are splendid for the purpose.' These etrlngs may be carried in your pun»e and If you find you can't give the nails sufficient tune and care. you will find them very effective and more easily used than the paale bleach. Lemon Juice is splendid for bleach ing out stains from under and around the nails. The finger Ups may be dipped into the Juice, or an orange wood etlck with a bit of cotton wrapped around the end msy be dipped in the lemon Juice then rubbed over the area to be bleached. If the B'alns do not respond to the lemon Juice, a paste may be made of powdered pumice end rerogfde Rub tble over the etaina. then rinse the hands m warm water. Brittle nails ara ofian a sign of too much acid In the system. If you have this condition to any degree a physician should be consulted. If however, the nails remain brittle and have a habit of breaicing and split ting. a liberal amount of olive oil should be marsaged Into and around the nails. Allow it to remain on overnight. Ragged edges and bang nails should bo clipped as soon as possible so as not to tear the flash, thus avoiding irritation. A paste made of cornrneal and buttermilk ie excellent for bleaching the hands and shoulJ be permitted to remain on overnight. Qiovea should be worn to prevent the bleach from staining the bed linens. White spots on the finger nails art bruises, caused by striking the nail against hard objects and life only remedy for such condition is to avoid bruising the nails. Helpful Hints A knotted thread pulled toward ths need.a will unravel Instantly. • • • To improve boiled hacon, add e teaspoonful of vinegar, two cloves and m little powdered nutmeg to the water. • • • To r»move coffee or tea stains from delicate material, brush the inai ks w'th glycerine. Rinse in luke warm water and press on ths wrong aids. • • • A slice of lemon added to stewing prunes improves the flavor consid erably. • • • Telt weather stripping, which is very inexpensive for temporary use. stops up all cracks through which the cold wtnd seers a a • In painting s chamber floor. If the baseboard is painted -the same color as the floor, there will l>e no danger of sailing ths baseboard when the ftoor is being cleaned. a • a The odor of onions can b* removed much more quickly by the use of cold water than bv the uss of warm. • • • A cork stuck on s kettle cover will prevent burns on f ngers when lift ing cover in a hurry. They can be fastened on easily and neatly with a piece of picture wiie. Some Odd Facts Heligoland 1* crumbling so rapidly that JS76.000 Is being spent to l ie vent it falling into the sea. The sitm.il Island Is the remains of a tract of land which • thousand years ago was the size of the Isle of Wight. Th® finest opal In th® world ha* been unearthed at Lightning Ridge. New South Wales. It is six and a half inches by two inches, weighs 790 carats and combines every color cf th® rainbow in shimmering per fection. The number of boys born still ex ceeds that of girla the proportion last year being one thousand and forty-two troy* to one thousand girls. The record for boy® via* In 191# when It was one thousand and sixty to one thousand. Th® worker* of Flnrland spend £30,000.000 a year !n travelling be tween home and work. The Stars Say— For Saturday, Jan. 26. It* CENEVIL\E KEMBLE. THE sidereal operations for this day enhanc® ell opportunity for patient toil and diligence, steadfastness and fidelity to be sub. ■tantlally recognized and compen sated. These may be beeto.ved by elderly person* or Institutions. But there are likewise come omens of danger through fire, law. theft or slander or fraud. Those whose birthday It ls are on the threshold of a year of rewards for patience, perseverance and re [ sponsibility. Industry and enter 1 prise are encouraged. but there are some of l«e*etting dangers through law. fraud, theft, fire or slander. A child born on this day may be tndus tr.ous an# hardworking, faithful and persevering, but It may need direc tion Into ideals of truth and integ rlty. It should exorcise caution a* to personal safety also. ! nil and bo gfed' hot industry inspiro into your quirkrnod limbs her buoyant bromtk.— / homson. —I I - Romances of the World’s Great T .oversB*C0ZETTE DOUGLASS Irene, the llyaantine Empress. FROM a poor orphan to reigning' queen aeems a far atep. but on* which actually waa ac complished by the Lm press Irena, wife of Lao IV. the Last Roman emperor. Irene was a poor Athenian orphan, who at the age of seventeen married Leo then emperor of Constantinople. Her beauty was exquisite and aha speedily gained the confidence and love cf her feeble husband. On hie death which occurred In the >ear 720. she was left by him as the eole guardian of the empire, to act as regent until her ten-year-o'd aon. Constantine VI, became of age. Then it was that eh# displayed tba sagacity and fumx.esa which have made her e figure tn history. Irene was an autocrat to her finger tips, and her aon early chaffed und*r her despotic dictates. He at tempted to free himself from her Influence, but was frustrated and crushed by the troops of the em press. who demanded that the oath of fidelity should, from that time, be taken In her name alone. Her ambition oveicame her love, and at her son's constant aviden.es of wanting to throw off the yoke which she had placed on hts shoul ders. she determined to get rid of him. Accordingly she ordered that be be seized end brought back to the palace at Constantinople, where at her order*, his eyesight was destroyed. An eclipse of the sun took place at almost the identical time-of this outrage, and seventeen days da. -trees thereafter ware attributed to the ar.ger of heaven at the crime. However. Irene etill continued to reign for five year* longer. She pro posed to the emperor Charlemagne, end according to aome authorities, her proposal was accepted. The marriage, however, did not take place. The chancellor of the empire took it upon himself tn break off the match and the empress was seized and banished. It is said that the last days of her life were spent in poverty, as she wa» forced to earn a living by spin ning. Some say that she was sent to a ounntrv. However, she lived but a year after ber downfall. Her zeal tn restoring to the church the Images which had been banished, and ber rebuilding of the monaster ies whkb had fcwen destroyed placed her high tn the thoughts of the people, and she has been given a place among the sain is of the Greek Church. Perhaps, not the sort of a romantic romance one usually hears, but tbs story of the ambition which us*d love as a stepping stone to Itj goal, places it among the historic romances. Sne must have been the possessor of a strong personality, whose dom'uating characteristics could not be denied. This is proven by the fact of her first step, that of marry ing ths emperor, for even in those days when anything was liable to happen there was a wide gulf be tween the Athenian orphan and the emperor. Perhaps it was her beauty which attracted the emperor. In fact it nmat have been, for there was nothing else to warrant his attrac tion. And It does seem coincidental that her life endW as U began, in poverty and distress. CcprrlfM. 113, fu'jn •*»!*. lac. WHEN A BABY FAILS TO GAIN IN WEIGHT Foundation of Health Is Laid in Childhood, Says Dr. Copeland, Warning Mothers to Seek the Cause of the Child’s Failure to Develop. _______________ By ROYAL S. COPELAND. M. D. United States Senator from N>« York. Former Commissioner of Ucailh, New York C\.'y. NOTHING can be much more discouraging to the mother than failure of the baby to gain weight. Worse than this, however, is to see the little one wasting away. There are several causes for failure to develop. Ferhaps the most serious one, because it is a defect in the constitution of the child, is a weakness dating to birth. We speak of those troubles with which we are born as “congenital*’ defects. Some of the wasting ailments of babies aie due to congenital causes. Among such is congenital heart d-scase. This may show itself by enlargement of the heart, or by failure in its normal action. Many a wasted or undernourished baby is in thut condition because of the parent's neglect of the ordinary rules of hygiene. It hasn't pleas ant to say this, but it is a fact. I know, how. ever, that such neglect is not wilful, it comes from ignorance. Really there is no excuse these days for ignorance in the upbringing of a child. Them are so many agencies, as well as highly trained ESK-J or-* DR. COPELAND pnysieians. that no mother need be w tthout the be t medical advice. If your baby does not gain weight do not fail to find out why. Don't 03k the neighbors. Consult a good doctor, or go to a hospital clinic or baby health station. Get the very best advice you can find. l he foundation or nea.tn is .aid in* childhood. What the adult Is to be depends to a very considerable ex tent upon the care given the infant. Never forget this. In one talk with a well informed person the mother can learn the sim ple rules of hygiene. When they ere applied to the upbringing of the chi d, all will go well. Improper feeding is a common cause for failure of development. The breast milk may lack the slow ing elements. Or if It te fed from a bottle, the food given the baby inuy not be prepared properly. What may aeein Like a trifling change in the method of feeding, may start the ] child on the road to health. All the time I am telling you about 1 the dangers of Infections Just as. localized or general infections may impair the health of adult* so i!i«y may Undermine the health of a baby. Tuberculosis, abacas* of the ear. pus conditions of the kidneys, chronic bronchitis—anv on# of these and others may be responsible for failure of growth. Chronic *t<»mai-h trouble Is another factor of impor tance. Ever* baby should be weighed regularly. A record should be kept and the greatest caie used to make sure there Is satisfactory growth. At birth the average baby weighs about 7 tj pounds. The healthy child Is likely to treble in weight during the firet year, reaching twenty or twenty-one pounds on the first birthday. Unless there is n gain of at least four ounce# a week after the first week, you should look for s reason. The fnost rapid growth is during the first twelve weeks. The slowest growth usually is during the period between the eixth and ninth months. Wasting Is a bad sign. IT you do not observe the proper Increase in weight and appearance of the baby. consult somebody who can ad visa you. ~Answers 1 o fltalth~Queries7 A. S. Q.—What Is the best rem edy for nasal catarrh? 2.—What w ould you advise for very oily hair'/ Two days after washing It Wiil be as oily as if u had not been shampooed. A.-—This requires special atten tion A spray is very beneficial. For full paillcula.s send a self-ad dressed. stamped envelope and re peat your question. 2.—The general condition of the health has a great hearing on the condition of the scalp and hair. With better general health you will probably notice quite an Improvement throughout your entire system. A tonic Is most helpful. • • • 55. K. (J.—Is hair dye harmful to the ha.r? A.—Yes, If used to excels and. of course, it depends on the uye. • • • C. H. Q —What tortc would you preset il>e for a generally run down *> stem? What would be a good blood builder? 2-—What will relieve gases In the stomach ? A.—First of all build up the gen eral health. Pure cod liver oil is considered a good, general tonic. Building up the general health will increase the blood supply and be of general benefit. 2.—Proper diet and regular elimi nation. For further particulars send a self addre«*ed. stamped envelope and repeat your question. CapfricM, l».». NavtpapM kMUir* Sar-ic*. lac. Love’s Awakening Steadiest Women, j -By Adeie Garrison___ Dicky Propitiates Madge's Annoyance hy Playing >untn Llaus to the I'ntire Female Contingent. DICKT did not keep ue waiting' tong. If h* took advantage of tha opportunity Harry Unde; wool adroitly had given hnn for a woid alone with Edith Fair fax. he did not spend much time In the conversation. We w-eie scarcely settled In the big car with tha motor Idling, ready for a% instant's start, when he appeared at the door of the buildmg which houses the art maga zine. He was carrying tha lag which Mr. Underwood had left for him. and with it a square pack&ga so hastily mapped and tied that it was almost falling apart. Knowing his fastidiousness. I judged that the parcel must have been an after thought, caught up and wrapped in haste at th« last moment He opeped the door of the ton* neau and deposited the bag on tha floor. But he kept the box with him as he took bis seat beside Mr. Underwood In front and carried it all during the drive—another unus ual proceeding tor him. as he dis likes to be bothered with the caie of anything while traveling "What you got there, old turnip?" Mr. Underwood gibed. "A hatching of *cgs?" "You might call It that" Dicky returned a bit shortly, and the promptness with which Marry Un derwood dropped the subject instead of keeping up his raillery as is his usual custom, told me that he had caught and accepted Dicky's disin clination to die* use the package. I etninine f uriosity. Of course my feminine curiosity occupied itself for the r*et of the Journey with the nv-aterioue parcel. But Dicky vouchsafed no word con cerning it. end when we bad reached tha farm, he went directly to his room, bearing it with him. In the carefully casual relation* which have been Dicky's and mint for the last year, we tacitly see to It that we talk to each other fre quently with apparent friendliness. But when a few minutes after going to his room, he appeared again, with out the boa, he skillfully avoided my vicinity. Nor did hi* eyes meet mine once at dinner. How I got through the meal. I do not know. The vision of Edith Fairfax decked out In the ornaments Dicky had given her. was constant ly before me as l had ee**n her in the mirror at my husband a office. —... ■ .—I i~ ‘Vainly I tried to call to my aid tl»e conviction mv common sense, backed by Lillian's opinion, siwaja baa given me—that I'.tky’a admira tion for Ld.ib's capabilities aa a bus iness partner is ur,tinged by roman tic sentiment. There had been some tning in hia voice—or ao 1 imagined —w hen he toid her to look at her re flection in the mirror, which waa aa mightily provocative of jealous con jecture aa the beautiful gift be bad made her. if It had not hern for Lillian and Harry 1 am aft aid the other mem bers of our family wuuld have seen that something was distinctly wrong with me. for I was liks a person who had received a blow, wah dulled perceptions, and slowness of thought. But loyally, skillfully, they covered my silence, keeping up so incessant ly ths rattle of merry quipa in which they both excel that the silence of anyone else at the tab** passed un noticed. Sania Haas I’omr*. When we went Into the library for our after-dinner f-offee. Dicky drank ; hia hurriedly and strode to t'ie door "Stay here everybody until 1 get back." he said peremptorily. "I won t be gone five mtnulea. ’ It was nearer ten. however when he appeared, carrying a pasteboard box about the size of the wrapped parcel he had brought from »h# city He net it down on the table, lifted the lid. and beckoned to Junior, who enthroned on Mr. Underwoods knees, waa making the no t of the hour left him before his bedtime. "Come here, son, and play Sania Claus." he aa d. It is a familiar role to Junior, for both Dicky and Harry Underwood revel in bringing home nonser si-el gifta for the w-hoie family which Junior distributes with the same pride of office that he givee to th» flower* and bonbons which our men also bring home to ua with ('tatter ing frequency. Our young son dashed up to the table and Dicky taftded him a email box. evidently that of a jeweler, with his grandmother s name on it. Then tn rapid succession Junior distri buted similar boxes to Litl.an, ta Katherine, to Mary and to me. re turning to Lillian a second lime with a box marked for Marion. "Now look at the loot." Dicky said aa Junior returned to the table. (Continued Tomorrow I C«riris'll, ion. insists MclM. las. GOOD-NIGHT I STORIES - By Max Trcll —« Knarf Butts Into a Scrap Be tween Felix and the Klephant. UIT OORAT cried Knarf— I the little shadow-boy wit* the turnedeoout name— "we re going out at last." M1J, Flor, Hand and Tam—the other little shadow-children—gave a shout of Joy. "Where are we going?" they a*ked. "I don t know." replied tvnuf. The others looked a Utile d. sup pointed. Then they brightened up. "When are we going?” they begged. f "I'm aure I don't know," admitted Knarf. At this the other# grew very mournful indeed. "If you don't know where were co.ng." they re marked reproachfully, "and don t know when we're going, what's the good of knowing that we're coin a ?'* A. !/* aneweied Ki.a.f. "Its bet tea- than knowing that were not going." Just then me rsal-chlldren put cn their hats and ousts and went out, and of course the shadow .children danced out after them, quite ton happy for words. You see during the day, wml* the tun is ahin'-ng, shadow# ri.uet accompany their maatsi a and mistress*# wherever they go. On ths otnsr hand, if the children flay home, the shadows must slay home too. "Where do you think we'rw go ing?" asked MU. "To the p« ' .** said Flor. * i no." exclaimed Yam. -•* paik la in the other direction. We are going to visit the ice-cream par lor. "Ice-cream parlor!" declared Hamd in a tone of surprise. "Why, you ail know very well that the children | visited the ice-cream parlor only yea* Knarf Jumped Into the Screen. terday. They're aimpiy going down , to th«# corner to play hop-a-otciy**- m **Of course.” Knarf echoed*- • ajijr* ! body can see that!” r An it turned out. however, all the shadow children wera mistaken, for the teal-children after walking for ■ quite awhile slopped at last in front of a theatre. -Were going to th© movies, we’re going to the movies!” shouted Knarf. ”P!dn i I tell you ao?” "You didn't at all,” said the othera. ’‘Well. 1 meant to." he insisted. It war very dark Inside the theatre. MiJ. Flor. Han id and Tam quietly sat d<>wn near the children, i his dido t go for Knarf. however, lie was the tnoat inquisitive shadow in the world, and must go exploring. "Stay hare.” pleaded the otbti*. •Toull gtt into trouble.” Without I!*tenln* to them, he strayed out into the anie and peered around. The firat thin* that caught his tewy was the s< rean on which at this very moment Felix, the rat. was ergarc-d in an exciting fight with as SS phanc Knarf burned forward, to be as near to the ac-reeo as possible, for he waa extremely curlotie to see whxt wxa going to happen. He sprang upon toe stage and OMd’y • rushed up to the very edge ofMhe screen. '"W No sooner did he reach this spot than both Felix and the elephant noticed him, for you must know that they themselves were shadows, too i and could naturally not.ee ail other shadows. "H hat are you doing here?” cried Felix. *«;o away.” snorted the *le phant. “Can t you see that every one is watching to a*.© what wa do and no on* is the least Interested in you?” Instead of being deterred by this. Ivnarf foolishly Jumped into the screen itself snd started running around in great excitement Imme dlately Kelli end the elephant raced | after him, while the < h lid ran In the audience rocked with glee, for It was most amusing to see a cat and | a:i elephant chase a little boy, who ! suddenly arrived on the scene from no place at all. Iiut M.J. Flor. Ffsmd and Yam sew at once that th- u**i, boy was Knarf "Cone bark mm-<« beta «t onte,” I they shouted is consternation. At this very moment the elephant .aught Knarf in h:n trunk and with on- tremendous swing, hurled bint back into the audience. • 'lx ha-ha-ha-ha," laughed the children. ••Humph.” sir’s i mad Knarf. plumping down with a thump, "X ) don t think it s funny at all.” 1 tourism. i»S». .* —F»»«or* Swrtea. bv Words of the Wise To male • Happy fireside dims To weans and wife, TH*»'« the true pathos sad tubljse Of hoaaa life. “■'Bums. Youth it the time to atudy uisdom; old age it the time to practice it. — Rout tea*. I would rather be sick t%. idle. ~Sen«ca*X TH-re is aniVta* tru’r valuable wHicH ra» be purchased witHcut p»'-na and labor. — Addaoa. * — i . - ....... .I