OCR Interpretation


Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, January 25, 1929, Image 6

Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063730/1929-01-25/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for SIX

f - ■■ - 11 -LL”' . —■ ■ 1 ■ c———1 I. .. ■.. .■■■!» r If- -»r M — - - - - ——tfc.
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

xml | txt