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(2 -Mw. Foiled. ; She was flitting stealthily through the shrubbery, when a dark figure loomed up before her. With a little gasp of surprise, she drew back as she recognized her father. . "You are too late!" he said, chuck ing "Th-there is some mistake," she quivered. "I am not Isolde, your daughter; I am Yvonne, the cook." "You cannot deceive me, Isolde," he said. "You were about to elope with Henri, the chauffeur. Is it not so?" ' "Yes." ' Her tone was defiant. ' "Then you are too late. I have paid him to elope with Yvonne instead." Judge. - An Installment. It was on a Broadway car. A pas senger stopped and picked up a coin from the floor. Three of the other passengers eyed him with envy. He said: "Which of you people dropped a five-dollar gold piece?" "I did!" yelled each of the three. "Well," said the finder to the man nearest him, "here's a nickel of it." Too Good to Be True. Wife John, I must have a new hat, and gown. . . , Husband That's good! Wife And gloves, shoes, silk stock ings, opera cloak! Husband That's good! Wife Wake up, you wretch! You're dreaming you're in a poker game! Puck. Hungry for Knowledge. "Isn't it awful," said Mrs. Hemm andhaw, "some cannibals in German New Guinea ate up two famous sci entists. Why do you suppose they did that?" "I don't know," replied Mr. Hemm andhaw, "unless they were anxious to get a little inside information." SHE VVA8 WISE. Mrs. Growler It takes a lot of pa tience to get through this world. Mr. Growler How do you know you don't have to work? Mrs. Growler True, but I have to listen to grumble about the way you have to work. If He Falls, It's -Enough. "Survival of the fittest" Now, that's an old, old law. To prove It true thou hlttest . Thy neighbor en the Jaw. Not So Quick. Miss Gladys You appeared very ab ruptly with your errand. You must not come so suddenly into the room when Mr. Smithers is spending the evening with me. Bridget Suddent! Suddent, ye call it and me at the kayhole three-quar ters of an hour!" Harper ' Bazaar. Stung! . Mrs. Stylus The doctor said that 1 must take plenty of exercise. He ad vised me to do a lot of walking. Mr. Stylus Sensible advice! I hope you will follow it. Mrs. Stylus Yes. But I need a new walking dress. Judge.' Economy. Cook Oh, my lady is economical! The day before yesterday she saw me making Hamburger steak and immedi ately gave up the masseuse. Now I must give her massage! Meggendorf er Blaetter (Munich). . ' See Pictures of Anarchists. "A great many unkind remarks are made about bald-headed men." "That's so, "but I dare say you never heard of a bald-headed man throwing a bomb." ,' That Didn't Count. Bingo--I think I will take a trip to Niagara next weeK. isvery American oueht to see it. Witherby Haven't you been there? Bingo Yes, on my honeymoon. Puck. . , ' :' , . . ' ' Its Kind. "This garden is what I call a mara thon kind." "What kind is that?" "The only vines allowed in it are runners." ' " ' Heard in Franklin Park. "I never like a peacock." ; 'It's a handsome bird. What have you against it?"; "Well, it's an egotist, for one thing, its tail is full of I's; and then, again, it's a' mean gossip, for its a tale spreader." THE PRUNE JpLUB. - '. -s - "Why is Sweden like TicSTenT asked the thin boarder coming to the breakfast table. , "I know," came from the little blonde typewriter. "Well, if you know, push it along, Sweetmeats," said the thin boarder. "Because" "The same old answer." "No, it's not I was going to say because it is a foreign country," es sayed the little blonde. "Wrong," came from the thin man. "Listen: Because nearly all the matches are made there." OF COURSE. He Couldn't you look upon me as more than a brother? She Well, if you ever marry and have a son, I might become your daughter-in-law. Work and Play. His wife he kisses thrice a day Oh, yes. he's very good to her. That's work, but what he counts as play Is kissing' his stenographer. In the Village. The Visitor They tell me your grandfather is a famous horse trader? The Native Yep, gran'dad knows bosses sure" enough. He's been swap pin' 'em for fifty years. There ain't no trick in th' business that he ain't up to. . - ' The Visitor I suppose it is a pretty tricky business. He has to be careful, no doubt. The Native He's careful, all right. He never trades with ministers. The Visitor Doesn't, eh? ' The Native Nope. Couple o' 'em stung him once. A Condensed Novel. Mr. Winn Well, Callis, how's papa this morning? N Callis (a five-year-old) Nicely, I thank you. Mr. Winn What a polite little fel low you are. Here's a nickel for you. Callis Pardon me; but I am. not al lowed to take it. : Mr. Winn (to himself) 'What per fect discipline! ' Callis However, nothing was said which will prevent you from buying some of these cocoanut taffies from the man on the corner! Puck. Serious Question. "Where are you going?" "To the department of agriculture," replied the city man who had bought a farm. "I want them to settle a dis pute between my wife and me about the best way to milk a cow. I think it would be sufficient ' to tie pillows around the cow's feet, but my wife in sists that the only practical way is to give the cow chloroform." IN THESE DAYS. Sister I want you to meet Mr; Smith at the door this evening and say Imnotathome. , Kid Brother But. 6is, dat's per jury. . ' : An Unfailing Theme, , "Dobbs never talkspolitice and nev er talks baseball." "What does t do for a topic of con versation?" "Oh, he still has himself." : A Notable Affair. . "Wife,, how would you like to offici ate at a great event?" ' ' ' . "What do you mean?" . "I have arranged to let you touch a button tomorrow morning at" 10:30, whereupon a ton of coal will slide Into our cellar." 1 ' wu-.r-vi Jesus the Teacher and Healer Br REV. WILLIAM EVANS. D. D. Director oi BibU Couiw Moody Bible lutUnle. Chicago TEXT Mark 1:29-45. Some one has .said that in this lesson we . spend r a Sabbath with Jesus. We go with him to church, lis ten to his preach ing, watch him, when interrupted by a maniac, cast out the evil spirit, and then make the cure a power ful aid to preach ing. After the service, we ac company him to Peter's house, and see him cure Peter's aged mother of a fever, and there spend the afternoon in quiet . and rest. Towards sunset we see the people of the village bring ing to him a great number of sick folks on whom he lays his hands and heal3. The word and teaching of Jesus, not conscience, is the ultimate rule of life, the final arbiter in the questions of the soul. While we recognize that the conscience is the vicegerent of God in the soul, the religious instinct in man, yet we must admit that it is a faculty that can be warped, drugged, misguided and Bilenced. Therefore, it cannot be depended upon as an abso lutely correct criterion of truth and conduct. A man may say that he needs no other revelation than his own reason, or that he will accept nothing in the Bible saving what accords with his reason, thereby making his reason, and not the revelation of God, the cri terion of right and wrong. Inasmuch, however, as different men have differ ent "reasons" for doing, believing and Judging things, we become at once in volved in a maze of conflicting stand ards of truth and are left hopelessly in the dark. Reason, therefore, can not be the ultimate authority in mat ters of faith and practice. When Jesus Christ has spoken, there is nothing more to be said. When Christ has passed his judgment, there is no appeal from it. His words are final and authoritative. Jesus said: "He that rejecteth me, and re ceiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him:v the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him In the last day." Thus we see that the word of God is not only to be the standard of our conduct here and now, but the standard by which we shall be judged hereafter. t Miracles were not the principal part of Christ'B work. They were always subordinate. More than once Christ expressed the fear that men might' be tempted to make miracles the most prominent part of his work, and thus advertise him as a healer of men's bodies rather than the savior of their souls. That was the reason why again he forbade those whom he bad healed to advertise the healing. Jesus wrought miracles merely to prove to the people that he was the Messiah. Indeed, the challenge to cast himself down from the pinnacle of the temple was a temptation of the devil to make Christ miraculously prove to the waiting people in the courts below that he was the Mes siah. This he resolutely refused to do. Nor were his miracles performed for the mere purpose of persuading men. ' They, were tokens of Christ's willingness to relieve the distresses of men. . In so far as Jesus was able thus to help and relieve he felt him self called upon so to do. Christ's mission is ours likewise. As he was sent into the world by the father, so are we sent by the son. Our fellows are bowed down with spiritual ailments far more serious than the physical diseases of Christ'B day. The soul has its diseases Just as well as the body. The spiritually blind, the moral leper, the man dead to the things of God, all these need the healing touch of the Christ It is the duty of the church to see to it that people thus afflicted are brought Into contact with the great physician. Demoniacal possession was common In the daw of Christ Whether it . is still in existence, whether or no men are still possessed of demons, may be an open question... Returned mission aries from China, India, and other for eign countries are very emphatic in the declaration of their belief in de mon possession today. ' Possibly some forms of insanity, may be attributed to this source.' It may be said that there is nothing contrary to our pres ent knowledge in the statement that evil spirits may . and i sometimes i'do gain control over man, and to a great er or lesser vextent govern their ac tions. "There is no certainty that such cases do not occur at tha present time, and there is much to suggest that 'active agents of evil do beset the human spirit,' and this is the moEt reasonable way of Interpreting the tragedies of human sin,' and. the 'un explained remainders' of human life." Modern science is not in a position to deny the existence today of demonia cal possession.. Ill-temper, vice, lust, lasciviousness, drunkenness these, wherever found, are Indications, to say, the least, that satan la in controL ' - ( RUSSIAN BLOUSE SUIT FOR THE LITTLE FELLOW CLOTHES for little boys small and active youngsters from three to six years old have not changed much in design for many years. This is be cause they have been cut and made to suit his needs, and it transpires that nothing' could look better ihan the Russian blouse suits which protect and adorn the body of the most rest less and frolicsome and daring of young animals. Therefore suits for little boys are to be made in two pieces and of plain and durable materials. Small knee pants, put together to hold against the strain of play and battle, and the easy-fitting, well-cut Russian blouBe, such as appear in the illustration given here. Linens in the heavy or strong weaves, natural or dark colors, ging hams, and various cotton weaves that will withstand constant tubbing, are chosen for everyday wear. White and some of the strong and medium light blues, and natural linen color, prove best for those more or less painful oc casions when the youngster must be "dressed up." . All . his garments should be made plain in design and the materials 7 f v r HI ikvV ' :;J ' T U4 il A iA s ir- ' - I I New Dress Accessories Made of Ribbon Ills Ai" Wmjf lip te "S,W I w YrA Wi&S nail the history of their manufac ure ribbons have never occupied so prominent and important a place in the belongings of womankind as they do today. . Old Father Time whose daughters do not love him any too well allows them ribbons and furbelows from the cradle to the grave. From the baby ribbons which bo gayly adorned the layette to the purple rosettes on grandmama's break fast cap, every year in the progress of the splendor-loving ' feminine one Is marked off by variations in' her ribbon adornments. Certain ribbon novelties are brought out each season, and things that were novelties have become sta ples, varied each year to suit te w conditions. The ribbon rose is no longer a novelty but Is shown in new colorings and in new perfection of detail. Everyone must own a bunch of ribbon violets, and this season they are made up around a millinery gar denia. Little ribbon roses in nosegays and wreaths, in all sorts of ornaments, are blooming everywhere. There are vests or waistcoats of ribbon, and all our lingerie is ribbon-decked. In this last field the liking for rib bon decorations has made the most rapid strides. Baby ribbons are not so much used, but wider ribbons from one to one and a half inches are made up into bows and rosettes, and any number of pendant pieces, to be sewed or pinned, on to undermms Hns. .'--", The next step naturally will be rib bons made up in the body of small garments. Alternating rows of rib bon and lace, and very .wide soft rib bons, already are used in making, dain ty corset covers. ' shrunk before they are cut The best behaved young man - will forget all about caring for bis clothes and romp as freely in. white linen as in khaki. Little boys arti less conscious of their clothes than little girls, and much soap and water falls to the lot of their appareL Therefore their clothes are to be made easy to wash and Iron. The problem that confronts the mother is that of teaching her son to wish to be clean and neat looking without interfering with his romping. There Is only one way, it seems, and that is to provide him with plenty of plain, strung, well made suits like that shown here, In order to provide a fresh one with the recurrence of his need for It Veiy little material will make a suit Plain box plaits add to the strength of the blouse and also some thing of adornment Collar, cuffs and belt are usually in a contrasting pat tern. That is, a plaid blouse is finish ed with collar, cuffs and belt in a plain fabric Or a plain blouse is finished with these accessories in plaid or fig ured material. After alL it does not require a great deal of work to keep a little fellow presentable enough. Summer and winter be wears a union suit, a waist to support Ma stockings and pants, his shoes and a blouse. In cold weather he is protected from the cold when he is out (which should be a considerable part of the day) by heavy coat, cap, leggings and mittens. In midsummer he may shed all but his waist, pants and blouse; it is fine for him to run barefoot -All the standard pattern concerns provide suitable paper patterns for suits. In making a selection choose the plainest designs, for in the long run they look, best JULIA BOTTOMLEY. Pretty Collars. Pretty collars, to be worn on blouses as well as outside the coats, are seen now in the shops, and few are so in tricate that they cannpt be fashioned by . the girl with a taste for needle work who wants to look well but can't afford high prices. The upstanding frills tacked inside low rollars are very dainty and a charming finish to the bare neck un der a coat Tie frillings are quite cheap now, and you can buy them as wide or as narrow as you wish. An attractive round collar to be worn with a Dutch necked blouse can be made of a quarter of a yard of fine batiste. One seen recently was in the shape of a crescent moon, and the pointed ends and side that were laid down on the back of the blouse were embroidered with a scallop drawn with a 10-cent piece just a plain scallop, nothing more, but so carefully and beautifully embroidered that the stitches fairly melted to gether. The bright brocaded ribbons are so well adapted to making ribbon bags that maay new and lovely models are brought out by designers, who are in spired by the beauty of the ribbons Bags for all purposes are made. very naBdsome party bag is shown in the picture, raadeof white brocade. It is cat after the fashion of old-time purses and baa two , compartments One, of these fDl carry slippers and the othisr fan. gloves and other things that are required. It is provided with two covered rings for handles and fin ished with Chenille fringe. There are any number of bags of brocaded and printed ribbons made in different ways for the same purpose. The latest addition to the cap' fam ily is the Tango Cap, made of ribbon and lace in one of the Tango shades, which are about like the nasturtium yellows." It is bedecked with short floating ends of ribbon and keepB the hair in place during the strenuous time of the dance. The tango is real ly a romp to music and will develop the need of small caps as it grows popular.' Of all the adornments for which ribbon Is ased, ribbon flowers, and pre-eminently ribbon roses, remain the most wonderful and beautifuL It is a case of the deulgn fitting the ma terial to perfection. , Ribbons are the roses among- woven fabrics in them selves the queen of all others. These little accessories are well worth, while, for it is remarkable how a pretty adornment of this kind, will capture and hold the attention and make a plain costume appear quite splendid. I, jyUA BOTTOMLEY. (Conducted by the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.) TEMPERANCE COMING. In her stirring address before the National W. C. T. U. convention at Asbury Park, N. J., and later speaking before the house judiciary committee in Washington, Mrs. Mary Harris Ar- mor, the "Georgia cyclone," gave Borne of the reasons why we may look for a 'saloonless nation in 1920." We quote: "I believe that Jesus Christ meant what he said and Bald what he meant when he declared, 'All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth,' and I believe that the God who made the sun stand still on Gibeon, and the moon on Ajalon, at the cry of his fighting, praying, believing servant, Joshua, is perfectly able to smash the liquor traffic into everlasting smither eens, whenever we get ready. " 'The old order changes, giving place to new, and God fulfills himself In many ways.' He has promised the destruction of the liquor traffic in these words, 'Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.' Certainly no man would say that the liquor traffic brings forth good fruit; hence the liquor traffic must go. "One of the ways in which God is fulfilling this promise is through his eternal truth in science. King Alco hol has marched down the ages for these thousands of years, conquering and to conquer, until 'the centuries, sob with a ceaseless sorrow,' but at last science has burst the blood-rusted chain that bound her for a thou sand years, has seized the shining two edged sword of God'B eternal truth, and challenges the monster to mortal combat. To doubt the issue is to doubt the sanity of the human race and the power of the everlasting God. "I believe we shall have a saloonless nation in 1920, because public senti ment is opposed to the liquor traffic. The persistent education along scien tific temperance lines, Instituted by the Wc-man's Christian Temperance union years ago, is bearing fruit today in a mighty army of young men and young women in the various religious and philanthropic organizations in our schools and colleges, and even in the halls of congress. "The liquor traffic is doomed to speedy destruction because it is op posed to common sense. Hasn't it al ways been opposed to common sense? Yes, but people have not been exer cising their conimon sense in this di rection until comparatively recent years, for two reasons: First, be cause God's eternal truth in science hud not been revealed on this ques tion as it is today; second, the world is better today than ever before, and the public mind is obsessed with the idea of the preservation and prolonga tion of- human life. Eugenics is the most popular fad of the day. City, state, and national governments are looking, after the health of the people as never before. They swat the fly. they go on a still hunt for the mos quito, they beard the hookworm in his den, and the germs must fly for their lives. The human race has learned : that 'no man liveth to himself and no man dieth to himself,' and reforma tion is the watchword of the hour; hence, men are training their common 6ense on this question, and the liquor traffic must go." STOCK ARGUMENTS Revenue Argument. When the peo ple decide that the truth is being told about the alcoholic liquor trade the money value will not count, for con science aroused puts the value of a man above all other things. National. Liquor Dealers' Journal. "Personal Liberty." This argument loses more and more of its force. Con sideration of the public welfare con tinues to grow and overshadow the rights of the individual. The drink question must be fought out upon the "altimate foundation of morals, hygiene and social order in other words, the public welfare. If tire pub lic welfare requires the suppression, of the alcoholic drink traffic, it si'ould be suppressed. American Brewers' Review. SALOON IS TOLERATED The saloon In, an outlaw and a nui sance, and it lives by sufferance where lt lives at all. You do not defend the saloon as an institution; you tol erate it, if you tolerate it at all, on the theory that If you tried to abolish is you might get something worse. You cannot build a slaughter house in your block without consulting the people around you, because you can not confine the odors to your own land, and yet you establish a saloon and fill the air with pofson and then say to the people who must breathe it and Buffer it that, they have no right . to protest. William Jennings Bryan- Fighting for the children. (by hon. seaborn w right.) Pitted against the sobriety of the coming generation, pitted against the finest virtues of our children, in the nursery of life, stand vast business interests with millions upon millions of invested capital every dollar of it dependent upon the wreckage of a new generation. In this fact is the terrible wrong and infamy of the le galized liquor system. It is not for the men of this generation that I have been fighting; It is for the children of the coming generation.