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5 Normal Expectation of
Life Should Be Yours
*—Heed Early Symptoms of III Health
■.—... Urges Dr. Copeland
Prompt Attention to Nature's Warnings Will Reduce
the Dangers of Arteriosclerosis (Hardened Arteries)
and Promote Chances of Longevity.
United States Senator from New York.
Former Committioncr of Health, Fete York City.
CONDITIONS of city life today
are directly related to the
health of the people. The
stress and strain of business life,
overwork, fatigue, worry, these
are factors
‘that have di
rect bear
ing on the de
vel opment
jof certain dis-j
eases. One of J
these is com- I
jin only called
• •is.”
This is a dis
ease in which
the outer walls
;of the arteries
! become hard
ened. There is
a n inefeased
(growth of the
connective tissues which hold the
tel!* together. This tends to stif
fen the walls of the arteries. Or
the absorption of salts of lime
make rigid or stiff the walls of
the arteries, diminishing their elas
There may be softening c*f the In
•tide walls of the arteries. Then any
unusual strain may cause a break or
tear, and a hemorrhage may follow.
The arteries of the extremities, es
pecially the toes, may be involved.
The arteries of the hrain may be the
peat of trouble. After some unusual
•train a break occurs, and a hemor
►rhage or apoplexy follows. This often
occurs among the aged.
The pronounced symptoms are fa
tigue. nervousness, loss of hearing,
defective vision, difficulty In breath
ing. swelling of the legs, or headache.
Failure of mental powers is noticed,
as well as Irritability.
Arteriosclerosis is often accompa
nied by high blood pressure. Over
eating Is one of the chief causes of
ill health. Temperance in eating will
do a great deal to diminish the blood
Why is it that so many people fear
dreadful things Just because they
have been told they have high blood
pressure? It may or may not mean
a thing.
A blood pressure of between 120
and 150 is looked upon as •‘normal.'*
As a matter of fact, there are many
persons post fifty who sometimes run
a pressure of 150 to 160, and are still
considered “normal." Even If your
blood pressure goes up to 200, it does
not mean that your case is hopeless.
Careful living, a limited diet, tem
perance in drinking, attention to
bowel elimination, gentle exercise and
cheerfulness of mind, will surely have
their good effects on the health.
These are the factors of right llv
ing that will enable you to 11 vs out
the normal expectation.
I have no question that physical
neglect is a g-e.it factor in these
cases. But teeth and tonsils, as
well as other infections, may end in
hardening of the arteries. You must
give heed to early symptoms of local
or general ill health.
Early attention will reduce the
dangers and chances of arteriosclero
sis. It pays to be careful.
.* j Answers to Ilealltt flurries !
1 C. V, B. Q.—What causes dizzi-j
A. -—Dizziness may be due to a c’r-1
umlatorv disturbance, to an eye or
(«ar condition or to some intestinal
disturbance. An examination will
determine the exact cause and then
definite treatment can be prescribed.
• • •
B. M. W. Q.—What can be done
for a finger joint which has became
enlarged due to a rheumatic condi
A.—Massage and heat may be help
ful to some extent. Try dipping the
finger In water as hot as can be
borne for five or ten minutes twice
• • •
FLORENCE T. Q.—What causes
troitre and what treatment is advised?
A.—-Goitre is due to Improper func
tioning of the thyroid gland. The
^treatment depends upon the type of
•the goitre and the seriousness of
the trouble.
• • +
T. E. S. Q.—I sleep without a pil
low, yet find that I sleep with my
mouth open, which causes sore
throat. What would you advise?
A--Tour trouble may be due to
, "'uiargcd tonsils or to a possible ob
►struction in the nose. Here an *x
amintion oo that definite advice may
be outlined.
• * •
ALTfTl B. Q.-—I am a irlrl of 20
and have noticed that my eves have
a tired, puffy look for the last year
or »o. I usually have eight hours’
sleep every night and drink plenty of
water during the day. What would
you suggest?
2—Is it harmful to eat Just befoig
A.—-This may he due to a number
of conditions. Have your kidneys
examined to make sure they have no
bearing on the trouble. Also keep
your bowels open.
• • •
MTtS. O. H. B. C>.—My husband
Is fond of hot peppers. Are they in
jurious or harmful in any way?
A.—Highly seasoned foods or con
diments are Injurious to the stomach
and indigestible in most cases.
* • •
A READER. Q.—What do you
advise for sties?
A.—Send self-addressed, stamped
envelope for fall particulars and re
peat your question.
Copjrlsfet, 19S9, Kentptpei Featnr* Berate*. Ine.
Home-Making Helps
Flower Stands, Ready-Made and Improvised.
nkTO home used to be complete*
|\ without a rubber plant or a
^ Boston fern, and now the,
vogue has turned to cactus and Jap ■
ejnose miniature gardens. If you've j
a bias for these quaint prickly plants j
they have the great advantage of I
thriving on minimum care. And the
miniature gardens, too. can be made j
eo that they seem to bloom gnily
without much attention.
The Japanese gardens are the ape- I
cisl delight of small persons, and!
vrhat could bo a more charming Sum
mer gift? Beginning with a large
■hallow bowl, prepared by the flor- ,
.'tot with a tiny pool and a bridge and :
a few shrubs, these can be added to
Krora time to time, as the child fan- j
jcies. He is started on a little gar-1
Wen. hut continues to build it him-'
self. (Eventually it gets to be rather
icongested with birdhouses, drakes, j
Eny ladies with parasols forever on 1
Vhe verge of crossing the bridge, but'
{by that time natxiral Interest may be
{exhausted and the joy of making it:
little toy-garden completed.)

rhe Stars Say—
For Tuesday, Juno 10.
fT^HE astral force* for thi* day
jjj point to change in employment
-*• with some risk of funds
.through speculation, extravagance
or personal indulgence. There may
.be some singular or intriguing
'events attended by subtle or elusive
-character. It is enjoined that proper
discretion reign in the personal de
, pertinent, lest rashness and way
wardness prove perilous.
Those whose birthday It is may
prepare for a year of change in em
ployment with some peculiar or sub
tle experiences. The funds may be
put in Jeopardy by speculation, ex
travagance or self-indulgence or the
puigult of pleasure.
A. child born on this day may be
- (disposed to prefer pleasure to ambi
Ition, wasting its substance In gam
ing extravagance or »? If-indulgence.
It Should be given early training in
prudence and frugality. It may be
!!Jrone to shirk employment unless
disciplined in youth.
But for the accommodation of
plants expected to grow regularly,
there are a great many new stands
and holders. Iron still continues in
high favor, epher in natural colors
or painted. Indeed, so popular is the
eff*»ct that there are wooden holders
and brackets made to simulate iron—
and they cost somewhat less, which
is a factor if a large number are to
be used. Ferns and ivy seem to
show off to be?* advantage In these
iron holders, whether they are wall
brackets or in the shape of small
A specially handsome effect is a
rather elaborate iron stand consist
ing of a base with several spreading
branches, at the end of which is an
iron container for trailing ivy.
Filled, this particular stand looks
like a beautiful young tree—of
course, of quite diminutive size.
T Variety in flower rots.
Another novelty of fair size is the
combination flowerpot stand and
aquarium. It is merely a square
stand on rollers, so that the whole
affair may be moved about easily to
the sunlight if it shifts. There are
niches and containers for flowerpots,
also for a round or square fish bowl.
If there is a tray on wheels not in
use this can be adapted to such pur
poses very easily. It needs a little
home-made carpentry, for a few
grooves and niches are necessary to
avoid breakages when moving the
whole outfit about An aerated
shelf is placed over a drip pan to
fit. so that there is ventilation, also
a place for excess water to drip off.
One ingenious housekeeper, who
couldn’t relinquish even one of her
cherished plants, yet felt there was
too much conglomeration in the col
ors and sizes of containers. So she
managed to tranfer them into ordi
nary flowerpots, then set to work
to paint each one In hues that car
ried out the color scheme of the
room- Iron and wood stands so
treated add a delightful touch to a
simple decorative scheme.
All kinds of materials are now
used for flowerpots and stands—
pottery, iron, brass, glass, wood.
Modernistic patterns are the vogue
—geometrical designs, impressionis
tic flower and vine patterns, and you
have to catch the idea from a few
atmple lines. No elaborate ornamen
i tat ion—the stands and pots are
merely backgrounds to the flourish
' ing plant life they bear.
Foibles of
the Mode
RITA—Well, I see that your shoulders have found a yoke that is easy to
bear, judging from the lightness of the lace yoke of your chiffon cape.
JO—And I don’t see you struggling in the net of fashion, even when net fash
ions the bow and shoulder piece of your own lace cape.
Love’s Reawakening *
By Adele Garrison
The Veritsen Dinner Progresses Sue
** cess fully to the Ush Course—IT hen
an Incident (Promising <lF/re*
works”) Breaks the Calm.
TO my surprise and relief thef
mysterious concoction wrapped
in grapevine leaves proved to
be as intriguing as its name, which,
incidentally, I found to be unpro
nounceable—by me, at least, though
Mr. Veritzen and Mr. Underwood
tossed it back and forth as though it
were a one-syllabled English word.
But I did not need to pronounce the
name of the dish to enjoy it. 1 like
to analyze new dishes, and I decided
that the one before me was a mix
ture of chopped raw vegetables
piquantly flavored and seasoned in
the skillful fashion of the Orient.
A Strangs Dish, *~1
Whatever it was. It was delicious,
and when I had finished I saw that
I was not the only one who had
left a "clean dish,” Chinese fashion.
But when the waiter had removed
the first course and brought on the
soup I felt my gustatory courage
vanishing with the first taste.
1 took a furtive look around the
table, when with a poker face I had
taken a second nauseating spoonful
of the eoup. Harry Underwood and
Philip Veritzen, cosmopolitan both,
wore disposing of theirs steadily;
young Mr. Cameron was gingerly
dallying with his. while Mary, with
a desperation akin to mine shining
In her eyes, was gallantly raising
her third spoonful to her lips. Lill
ian alone had not touched hers, and
the next instant she spoke Incisively,
though she grinned at our host com
prehendingly, and to my surprise,
received an answering broad smile
[ in return.
" You've proved ’em, old dear,** she
said. "They're all game except me,
and I wouldn't eat soup with sour
cream at my great-grandmother's
funeral. Tou can have the man
serve from that other bowl which I
saw him put on the table behind
you. and which I am sure contains
something delicious. You’re a pru
dent soul, Phil, I grant you that.
You leave a way out.”
"Don’t bother to leave a way out
*for me.” her husband eaid. "I'm for
this soup, now and forever, world
without end, arften."
"You would be," Lillian said dryty.
'Tv* yet to see ths foreign dish
that you didn't like. ‘The wierder,
the tastier.’ that’s your motto, but
the rest of us needn't follow you,
need we. Phil?"
"Of course not." Mr. Veritxen
said promptly. "As you have so
shrewdly observed, the waiter has a
chicken consomme In reserve, which
I am sure you will like."
He signaled the waiter, who
promptly removed the soup from Lill
ian’s place and mine. But there was
a subtle something in Mr. Verttxen's
eyes as he watched the man’s move
ments which told me that he was
childishly disappointed because some
of us had not liked the queer Ori
ental soup.
For an instant I had the impulse,
born of childhood training in "com
pany manners," to keep the queer
soup. But I oould not do it without
appearing to flout Lillian’s action—
something for which I was basely
grateful. But Mary bad no such
qualms, and, though I was sure she
disliked the dish as much as I. she
waved away the waiter when he
would have taken it array.
j Mary Piaya a Role. ")
"Oh. no," she said airily. "This is
too—interesting—to send away. I
love to try new things, don’t you?"
She smiled up In young Mr. Cam
eron's face, but that spoiled lad. used
to Indulging his every whim, refused
to play up.
"This isn’t new to me,” he said
**Fve tried it before, and I don't like
it. All the rest of the things they
serve here are wonderful, and I’m
not going to let it spoil the rest of
my dinner, especially when our host
has provided something different- I
advise you to follow my example."
“It desolates me not to.” Mary’s
eyes held a mischievous glint as she
looked up wt him. "But, honestly, I
want to see it through.”
The gesture with which the young
•’•'talkie” star turned to the consomme
which the waiter had substituted for
the first soup held in It somethin*
of pettish ness. Patently he was used
to having girls hang upon his words,
accept his decisions as sent from
above. But in another instant he
had turned back to her, plainly in
trigued by her pretty flouting of his
Under the pretense of voicing an
encomium upon the substituted con
somme, which, indeed, was delicious,
I looked up at Philip Veritzen, and
to my surprise found that, though
he was smiling at Mary with appar
ent approval of her loyalty to his
choice of viands, his eyes held some
thing very near displeasure.
| Dicky’s Voice, 1j
It did not need a rapier-like intel
ligence to deduce that the great pro
ducer wished Mary to be attracted
by the young man he had brought
with him to the dinner. Up from
my subconsciousness shot a lance of
j warning, and I resolved to keep a
furtive watch upon Philip Veritzen,
who seemed to my quickened imag
ination to resemble nothing so mu^h
as a huge spider watching from the
centre of his web for an unwary
But something far more engross
ing than Philip Veritzen’s motive*
! came to me during the next few
■■ minutes. It was while we were d!*
i cussing the fish course, ®n unfamil
iar but delicious, pungent dish, that
there came to my ears an irritable,
low-toned, but perfectly audible, mas
’ cullne protest from the other side of
I the heavy draperies, which, except
for a single opening, separated the
room where we sat from tha main
dining room.
"Aval you kindly tell me why we
cannot have our usual table?"
Dicky's voice w»js demanding, and
the next instant Edith Fairfax's low
voice said soothingly:
“But Dick?’, darling, what does It
(Continued Tomorrow.)
1 Cwrrlft'.. UM, I'ratar* Strrlt*. Itc.
“The Richest Girl in the World99
Winifred Black?* Story Today
Trm Richest OM tn the WtecM Is"
going to make her debwt In
■ Newport this Summer.
I read all about It In the News
this morning, and I saw the picture
of the Richest Girl in the World in
the same place.
Pretty girl—she seem® to me—and
only eighteen years old. She has an
income that would make Mr. Rocke
feller hesitate, and c-auae the heir
to many a kingdom to turn green
with envy.
They are going to have parties for
her at Newport — dancing parties,
swimming parties, riding parties,
dinners and teas. And she’ll have to
go to concerts and recitals, and be
"at home” at certain hours of cer
tain days, and spend three-fourths
of her time with people she never
saw before in her life, and possibly
might not want to see again.
And all the time, perhaps by the
»nd of the season, the Richest Girl
in the World may be wishing she
could slip a wav somewhere down
i South to a nice old-fashioned Virginia
^plantation like the one where She
was born. Just herself, her father
and her grandfather and sit out In
the gallery at twilight. there to smell
the white roses that came from Mt.
Vernon, oh years and years ago.
I wonder If the Richest Girl in the
World won’t wish once in a while
that she could bear the old black
mammy singing: "Swing low sweet
chariot" or "Ride np in the chariot,"
as the old Mammy used to do when
the Richest Girl In the World didn't
know she was rich and wouldn't hare
cared is she had known?
I wonder If she won’t wish, once
in a while, that she could slip away
from all the fuss and feathers, and
dress, and envy, and chatter, and run
down to the old Spring House that
her great - grand?* t her built for her
great-grandmother, oh aeons ago, and
get a nice, long drink of cold, creamy
buttermilk, straight from th«* gray
crock with the blue eagle on the side
of it?
Money Is fun. Isn't It—so nice to
hear It Jingle and rustle. It makes
you feel like a brand-new Aladdin
‘with a brand-new lamp and be Just
starting to rub it. and railing the
witches, and genie, and wild spirits
of the earth to bring him pearl*, and
diamonds, and gold and rubles, and
never have to say even "thank you
kindly” for the bringing.
But after the first thrill of it—
what will it bring you after all that's
worth keeping?
Youth'* No.
Health? No.
Good humor? No.
wit? No.
Wisdom? No.
Reed friends? No.
The poorest girl in the world may
have all these thing* and not a cent
in the bank or out of it. And do
you know I’d rath«r be born with
the strange thing they call “charm,”
than to have all of the money In the
world — for — whisper — charm will
bring money as well as friends, and
love and gaiety—but money alone
will never buy charm.
It's odd we all set so much store
bT money, Isn't it?
cirrrt*t. 1IH .Vtnie* Tmtmn ante, 1m.
It Takes Courage to
Retain Real Beauty
—Practice Fortitude in Defeating Father Time
.—. 'By Josephine Huddleston...
First Realisation That the Years Are fkjnnninf to
Show Is Disheartening—But “Carry On,*' Remem
bering That Time Also Brings Poise and Charm.
A DAUNTLESS gpirit la the^
first requisite of beauty.
With such courage any
woman can gain an attractive and
charming personality and appear
ance such as she has never known.
But it does take courage and the
will to carry on because there is
no one cure-all that will effect
First it takes the courage to
examine oneself with the critical
eye of an observer—the eye that
sees you as others do. I often won -1
der how many women fail to reach !
beauty simply because they hood- j
wink the facts concerning them-!
selves. I know that many do be
cause in my work I’ve had to tell
so many of them that they must
face certain facta of their own
physical appearance only to have
them squirm and fume and try to
talk me into agreeing with tneir
misguided notion of their own
physical self.
It is a sickening sensation to look
Into the mirror and realize that the
skin has lost that first freshness of
earlier days. I know because I faced
it on* day not so many years ago
My mirror had been sending me
warnings for some little time, but I
tried to avoid the issue. Then one
day I simply couldn't help but see
the unmistakable signs.
I never shall forget how defeated
I felt—how a futile, trapped and
heartbreaking emotion played havoc
with my spirit. Nor will I forget the
black hours when I fought to bring
that spirit back.
Advice to Girls
I am a young girl eighteen
years old. Up until a few weeka
ago I was going with a young man
five years my senior. ^
I went to a game with another
fellow and my steady found out,
which made him mad and he has
not come down since. If I thought
it would have made him angry I’d
never done It.
Now. Nancy Lee. I found out
It was a trick. The fellow I went
to the game with bet another that
he could take me out, which he 41d
and then they told my friend.
My steady, as 1 shall call him,
speaks well of me. He told a
party If I wanted to go to the
game why didn’t I tell him and he
would have taken me. It waan’t
my place to aak Mm. so I didn’t.
He said I was the nicest girl hs
ever went with.
I’m not running after him to
get him back, but I speak to him
when I see him.
Please, tell me. how I can win
him back, as I love him and I’m
sure he loves me.
Would you go to him and have
a good talk with him. telling him
it was a trick? TRICK.
TRICK: The beat thing that you
can do Is to follow your own
suggestion and have a frank talk
with him. Tell him that the inci
dent has its good side as It has
taught you to appreciate hie com
pany more than ever. I fee) sure
that he will believe that you win not
let yourself be so easily tricked
► That was ten years a#ro. and it was
my first concrete interest In beauty
culture as a science. But, like thou
sands upon thousands of women at
that time I had no Idea where to
turn. Finally I
went Into the
beauty shops
for aid. But
they. too. were
In an experi
mental stage,
although many
of them would
not admit it.
One shop sug
gested Its meth
od as my only
hope, but after
a trial very lit
tle improve
ment was
noted. Another
shop was vis
ited. and I was
told that the
treatment* pre
SOOm \m&m
—--0 —n so** Vi l vvi
nothin* would help me but their own
course of treatments. And so it went
until I 'had visited many shops.
Then one day I chanced into the
salon of a rather unknown, at that
time. Frenchman, and he *ave me
the soundest beauty advice I've ever
had from anyone.
I Charm with the Years. 1
He said: “As one grows older the
physical body must lose some of Its
earlier health. That is nature's law
and cannot be avoided by you or
anyone else. But If you have the
courage to believe that you can post
pone the marks of ago, and will fol
low through the years that are to
come certain basic facts you can
retain, not the first glow of youth
ful beauty, but a comeliness that
Is lasting. Then, as you grow older
and live and learn more about life,
you will develop charm and a rich
ness of character that will jflve you
a bloom that the early, untried years
never know.”
I’ve thought of that so much dur
ing all the years I’ve been writing
beauty copy, and that is why I so
often stress personality and charm
as being even more important than
physical beauty alone.
As I went farther into beauty cul
ture I found that the one most im
portant phase of all was to find
ways to supply the oils that are
gradually depleted as t!m» goes on
That is why we have nourishing oils
and creams and why we suggest that
they be used daily. By following
that plan we gradually replace the
natural oils as they diminish.
But it takes high courage, to con
tinue such a plan indefinitely when
the really beneficial results are slow
to make their appearance. Of
course, in the meantime there are
the innumerable short cuts to tem
porary beauty, but along with these
the basic ones must be followed day
after day if lasting benefit Is to re
sult. So keep your courage high,
continue with your basic treatments
of cleanliness, diet, exercise, as well
as the Judicious use of beauty prep
arations. and as time goes on you
will see change* which will delight
you and which will stimulate you
into renewed energy for beauty.
An Odd Fact
Kissing “dose-ups” have to be re
moved from films intended for sale
in Japan, since this form of greeting
la considered almost a crime in that
A Fashion Model’s Diary
When *One-Coat” Must Answer for All Summer Occasions.
□HE tea. Saturday afternoon waa
a great success. I waa glad
for more reasons than one that
Billy arranged to havs me meet the
bride of hie old school friend. No
wonder he appeared so Jovial when
I happened upon him lunching with
a woman I had never seen before.
She could captivate any man in five
minutes, not because ah# was pretty,
but because she had such a delight
ful sense of humor. We had hardly
ordered tea before she had us all
feeling Ilk# old friends, laughing and
talking as though we’d known each
other for years.
The man Billy brought along to
make tip the foursome, so that we
could all danoe. has a reputation for
being shy, but one would never have
known it by the way he whisked
Mrs. Warner off for the firwt dance.
With it all she achieved a certain
dignity that suited her role of a
young matron alone on a shopping
tour of New York. -And aa I sat
watching her 1 jeaCsed that the
secret of her charm and poise lay
in her humorous attitude toward
everything. From her few casual
remarks about her husband I could
see that she could handle any do
mestic situation with a laugh. It
made me wonder if all women
couldn’t be successful In marriage if
they would adopt the same tactics.
Anyway, I’m going to try to develop
my own sense of humor, and put it
to work the next time I get jealous.
Before the afternoon waa over we
arranged for Mrs. Warner to come
to the shop today, so that I might
help her with her new wardrobe. I
never enjoyed waiting on anyone so
much. It was a real thrill when I
discovered Just the kind of coat she
needed. She wanted a white coat
that she could wear with her little
pastel Summer dressea. something
that might do for sports or slightly
more formal occasions. She said.
’’You know a bride can't have a coat
for evgyy dress—not with instal
ments coming due on the piano
I every mouth. Wbea I showed her
For Sports Wear or More Formal
a cream white led* cloth coat wtth
a caracul collar of the same shad*
she said. "Just the thin*!" It was
too. for there whs also a band of th»
fur set In a V line on the sleeve jusi
below the elbow, and a narrow hell
that pulled the coat In at the waist
Una and let tho liar# out slight!»
from the hlpa.
• • •
"Give a hen an egg
She will batch it.
When the chick breaks oat
Be sare to catch it."
—Shadow Sayings.
t i •
U\T OW the fight Is going tf
begin r exclaimed Knarf,
turning excitedly to MU,
Flor. Hanld and Yam.the other shad
ow-children. They had Just aqu eased
themselves through a tiny hole tn
the garden wall. and. ioUowtng
! Knarf. had clambered upon a pebble
and were straining their eyes in the
direction of a little sandy hill about
six inches away.
In front of this hill was s seene of
the utmost commotion An army orK
.ary® black ants with bug® clasnw
was advancing rapidly towards the
passage way leading into the hiS.
from which a stream of smaller ants
was emerging in great haste.
The shadows had met the larger
ants on the other side of the wall,
where they had their own hill. Just
as they were getting ready to march
off to "war,” as they said. Not b#»
; lieving that ants could really go tn
war. the shadows decided to Join
them and see what happened To
their surprise they actually began tn
attack their smaller neighbors on tho
i other side of the wail.
It was quite serious. The big arts
; rushed at the Lttle ones, clashir g
i their claws together fiercely, and ;t
was woe to those who had the mm
! fortune to get their heads eaughl ’.*►
' tween them. The little eons, on tho
other hand, were more numerous
than their enemies and attacked
them savagely, sometime# three or
four of them to each of the others.
They, too, had claws with which they
' clung to their enemies legs, trying
! to drag them away from their htll.
"The big ants are winning.” Mil
"No. It's the little ones who am."
said Flor and Knarf.
Hanid. who was a very wise Mttln
mi .. mwmm a e ..... a a
“What are they fighting for?'*
Knarf Asked
shadow-girl. shook her head.
“Neither of them are winning, for
they are both getting badly hurt.”
This was true. On all sides were
ants of both kinds too badly wound
ed to continue fighting, and some
were lying on their barks quite still.
“What are they fighting for?"
Tam wanted to know.
There didn’t seem to be any good
reason except that the big ones want
ed to fight and the little ones were
protecting their home. “Oh. there
must be a reason why the big ones
came here,” Knarf said. 'They
wouldn’t fight for nothing.”
Although for some mlnntes the
battle continued with equal advan
tage to both sides, little by little the
big ones showed themselves the
stronger, end at length put their
neighbors to flight, except for a few
here and there who refused to give
up and were severely dealth with by
the victors, who now gathered to
gether in triumph in front of the
The shadow-children thought that
now that tho battle waa decided they
would return to their own Mil To
their surprise they proceeded to
march Inside the smaller ants’ hill
and returned in a few momenta car
rying ant-eggs and grubs (which are
young ants but which look a good
deal like tiny worms). These seemed
to be the prizes of war and they bore
them off proudly to the other aide of
the wall, leaving the defeated ants
to come back to their empty neat
when they pleased.
"Now. you’re going to have a faaaV
aren’t you?” Knarf asked ana of tha
tbig ants when they had reached the
other side. The ant set down the
whits egg that it wma carrying. "No.
i Cjgs aren’t to be eaten. They
* ar* to be hatched.”
"And when they grow up what
will you do with them? ”
“Weil make them our slave*** it
reviled. “Y>>u see, we have many
slaves of the sum family already.
Come here.” she commanded to a lit
tle ant Just coming out of the neat,
“and take this egg Inside.” And as
It came up to obey, the shadows saw
to their astonishment that U realty
did belong to the family of smaller
arts and waa now a “slave” of tha
other*. It area the explanation a*
the “war of the ants.”
I.... .
Words of the Wise
"To dare” is the secret of
success in literature at it to in
j revolutions—and in love.
* —Heine.
Eloquence to the mistress ef
an the arts. —Tacitus
Of two evils the leaner it al
ways to be chosen.—Kexnpis.
Censure is the tax a man paps
to the public for being eminent.
The origin of evil has always
been an abyss which no one can
fathom. —Voltaire. A
Learn to think rontlncntally. A
Cwrtffct, MM, HwfWUT F»«fl S»«tTi9«. I ml

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