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(Conducted by the National Woman'*
Christian Temperance Union.) FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT. \.kiy iUSV. JOSKl’U HtNUI CHOOKKH.) Let us see how the liquor trade works out as a business proposition in a small village of 3,000 people (count ing the tributary country folk), with tour saloons. As the average per cap ita expenditure for drink in the United States is over twenty dollars a year, on that basis this village would spend $60,000 annually ior liquor. But. to be conservative, we will cut this in two and make it $30,000. That sum, very large for so small a community, we mhy set down as the charge against the saloons. The business gains from them ate practically as follows: Fbr licenses, $1,000 ($250 being the aver age village fee); for rent (the keeper* living above their bar-rooms), $2,600; for household expenses of four fami lies. $4,u00 (a very high estimate); making $7,500^ the amount of money which the business spends in the town —a very liberal calculation That Is. for every four dollars paid over the bar, only one comes back to the finan cial Interests of the community. An outgo of four dollar* and income of one dollar. Surely, not much profit In that! Or to put the matter in another way: Fbr every four dollars that goes into sny one of those saloons, three dollars never comes out again to do business in that town; the grocer on one side loses a dollar's trade, the market on the oth er Fide loses a dollar's trade, and the • merchant across the street also loses a dollar’s trade for every hour through out the year! GROWTH OF BEACH RESORT. According to the last census. I<ong Beach, Cal., is the fastest growing city In the United States. In 1902 the population was approximately 2,000; In 1910 It was nearly 20,000—a C86 per cent Increase. Today Its popula tion is reckoned at 45,000. Long Beach is one oX the youngest tourist resorts In southern California and has been "dry” many years. "Other coast cities are as favorably located as to climate, environment, and proximity to Ix)s Angeles,” says Mayor Wheal ton, ‘and Long Beach is larger than any of them, Its banks and bank clear ings and assessed valuation of prop erty far surpassing them.'' The prohi bition of the liquor trafllc, he declares, has contributed more than anything else to this phenomenal growth and prosperity, 50 per cent of the popula tion coming there, he !>elleves, b^ cause it is a saloonless town. PUBLIC SENTIMENT MAKERS. Two visitors in Milwaukee, in at tendance at a home missionary con vention, went on a tour of inspection of the Schlitz Brewing company’s plant, relates the Union Signal, in the course of their tour, one of them casually inquired of the man who was escorting them, "Has the work the women (meaning the W. C. T. TJ.) have been doing at all affected your business?” For answer the man pointed out of the window to a group of vacant buildings. “See them—not a wheel of machinery moving Once we worked seven days and seven nights a week—now we have reduced it to three.” OPPOSITION TO LIQUOR TRAFFIC. This from a Pennsylvania hotel keeper, who for four years was secre tary of the Philadelphia Liquor Deal ers’ association and should know whereof he speaks: "Liquor men who say that all this agitation is being created by temper ance cranks are not awake. The oppo sition comps from many men who have liquore in their cellars; it comes from the big corporations who are making this fight on economic grounds; it comes from big merchants—they them selves may drink and many of them do, hut they don’t wont their em ployees to drink.” NOURISHMENT IN BEER. It is now possible to demonstrate with mathematical certainty that, so far as enriching the blood Is con cerned, the flour that will He on the point of a knife affords more nourish ment than four measures of the best Bavarian beer; and that Anybody who drinks a measure of beer dally would thus imbibe in one year about as much nourishment as is contained in a pound of bread — Baron Justus von I.iebeg, in Chemlsche Briefe. CHANCE8 OF MODERATION. I weigh my words when I say that the man who habitually uses alcohol in so-called moderate quantities- the man who "takes It every day, but never was drunk in his life"—has, other things being equal, a substan tially smaller chance of standing the strain.—Sir Arthur Chance, noted Brit ish surgeon. A GOOD POINT. The plea for compensation made by the llqnor traffic, says a prohibition journal, loses Its force In face of Its own statement that prohibition does not prohibit, for If this be true Its property should be enhanced by rea son of the Increasing consumption. WHO PAYS DRINK BILL? John P. I^ennon, treasurer of the American Federation of lAbor, says that 70 per cent of the drink bill of the United States is contributed by Abe American laboring man. I_Dancing Frock of Taffeta and Lace NET-TOP laces over foundation skirts of taffeta silk are so excel lent for making dancing frocks that the girl who is devoted to dancing can not make a better choice of materials. The Luffeta is just crisp enough and the lace has just body enough to keep a dancing gown from becoming crushed and ’“sleazy-looklng." and taf feta seems somehow especially well suited to youthful wearers. It is an unpretentious material with a shining surface which looks particularly well under laces. The Quaker, or shadow lacos. if se lected in the right patterns, look just as well as the net laces and are a lit tle less In price. All of them are reasonable enough. A very fine model for a party gown Is shown in the picture. The uuder skir» of taffeta Is cut full enough for dancing, with a slight flare. There is a full ruche of the taffeta box-plaited about the bottom. Three flounces of lace are set on the skirt with only moderate fullness. There is a narrow box-plaiting of taffeta at the head of each one of the two lower flounces. The upper flounce terminates iu the waist line. In the very simple draped bodice, the taffeta silk Is draped over the lace underbodice, reversing the order of things In the skirt. The laee extends beyond the silk, forming a short sleeve drapery for the arms and a chemisette at the front of the bodice. The bodice and skirt are joined at the waist line. A very wide girdle and sash Is made of the tulTeta. It is laid in folds about the waist and extends from just be low the bust to a few inches beldw the normal waist line. It is kept in shape with stays tacked to the front, sides and back, on the underside. The ends cross at the right and are brought, down below the waist at the back, where the sash is finished with two big loons without ends. For the too slender girl an under bodice of plain net with long sleeves, or one of chiffon, may be added to this dress. Sleeves and gulmpe of chif fon over net nre still better, and the arm may be made to look much more plump by shirring chiffon over a net foundation. The uodel is better adapted to slen der young girls than to others, and to the tall *igure It Is most becoming. Waved and Unwaved Coiffures NUT all of the new coiffures are waved and curled, but those that are no* are rare enough to prove the rule that the new*modes favor wave* and curls about ninety-nine times out ' of a hundred Moth types arc shown In the illustration, and both are beauti ful, but the waved coiffure Is far ' more becoming to the av» rage woman. A very smart and elegant arrange ment of waved and curled hair Is shown In the figure at the right For she who Is not the possessor of much \ hair It Is an Ideal coiffure. To dress It, the hair Is waved all around the head and combed forward while the back hair la combed tip to the crown, twisted In a light coll and drawn throtigh ari opening In a light support or pad that Is pinned to place The back hair Is then spread and pinned over the support The waved hair is parted at one side and brought hark to the coll, where the ends are either curled or pinned under. If the hair will not curl sue- i cessfully or Is very short, the small, soft curls may Le bought ready to pin In. They are very light and naturally ; curly, and are used In many ways In the new styles They are pinned down with invisible wire pins, making s fascinating finish along one side of the coll. At the left s coiffure <* pictured suited to the woman who has plenty of hair If it is short and thin she will have to help out Its length with a switch, hut If it is long and thick no extra hair will he needed. The curious fact is that ha!r dressei.4 pre fer scantier locks helped out ullh ar qulred pieces, to very abundant natu ral tresses In this coiffure the hack hair is arranged in a French twist, which is spread out so that It looks soft, and pinned to place with small shell pins j The front hair is '•fluffed" and I combed back in a pompadour, with the ’ ends pinned under the coll Ft is then parted in a very shallow part at '.he front and fastened with Invisible pins j in pretty, soft waves about the fare. ' For the young woman with regular I features It is a delightful style, show ing ofr the abut dance of her own hair to the very bent advantage. JULIA EOTTOMLEY. Smart Ha.iSi.crchiefs. Colored handkerchiefs are be|j,g used. Made in line Mi.« n to match the costume. If tin* color ij light, to go with dark gown* the handkerchiefs must be vivid, such as red, orange, gr.*en or purple They are made of an requisite quality of linen and hand hemstitched, the hems being about a quarter of an Inch wide The mono gram Is embroidered in a darker shads tbaa tbs har.dk* rchief ON ANVIL OF GOD Those Who Would Do His Work Must First Be Thoroughly Tested. When war breaks out in a country it means that forges and armories will be ringing all day with the clash of ateel as the necessary weapons are prepared for use. Steel blades will be heated In the llame. plunged In the icy flood and then beaten hard to make them firm and pliable, and to give them the keen edge and "temper.** without which they cannot become effective instru ments of offense aud defense They must be made tough aud sharp by successive tests of Are. wntor and force, ere they can help to win the Aght. God has occasions w-hen he reveals himself as "the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty In battle,” and he calls for men to "come to the help of the Lord against the mighty.” His weapons are living men and wom en tested and tried in the forge of God. In "the furnace of affliction’' they are heated to the white heat of purity and power, in the icy flood of sorrow, sep aration and isolation they are chilled through and through, and then on the anvil of God they are placed for many a heavy stroke, and are beaten to an edge By fire, water and anvil he tests and tries them again and again, until the hard will is fused and pliable and peln becomes a privilege and Joy. Then, strong, keen and "tempered” through and through, they are ready for his work God Wants Only Those Trlsd. The trouble with so many is theli ' temper," in more than one sense of the word. Against the furious on slaught of the enemy and his hosts and the crying needs and evils of these last days, God will trust no un tested. untempored blade. When ho goes forth to war he uses none but souls beaten long on the anvils of pain and yearning—living swords which are also "two-edged, piercing and llvldlng asunder” anything and everything when wielded by his omnipotent hand. If you are willing for the process, namely, "conformity to the Image” of Jesus Christ and "the fellowship of his sufferings," you. too, may be his "helper In the wur." I Chron. 12:1, R. V. "Is there not a warfare to man on earth?" Job 7:1, R V.—"Shall your brethren go to wnr. and shall y© sit here?" Num. 32:6, This warfare Is a spiritual one. "against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of this world, and against hosts of wicked spirits In heavenly places " Kph. 6:12, R. V. The process, In other words, means the forgo, the furnace, the flood and the anvil. Does this explain the Lord's dealings with you Just now? Are you on tho anvil, going through fire and water, beaten, bruised, on edge? Have you often prayed; "Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand " f’s. 39:10. Need for Patience. Your aspiration is real and interne, but your soul stretch is straining Its capacity. You want to attain to the Master’s image by leaps and bounds without the necessary process; but spiritual capacity takes on expansion only under pressure Lie still, there fore, wait patiently, and ho will be able more uulckly and more thorough ly to gain the end he has in view. The process completed will mean a pure, strong, pliable, keen, “tempered." victorious weapon for the use of the pierced hand, either In the hidden, mighty work of prayer and interces sion, or in the more public, but not more effective sphere of service. In thy strong hand I lav m« down. So shall the work he done; For who ran work so wondrousty * As the Almighty One? MAY SAVE, THOUGH IT HURTS Telling Unwelcome Truth* Not Al ways Pleasant, Yet It May Be One’s Duty to Do It. Truth that is unpleasant Is none the Jess true. A minister was speaking to parents on their responsibility for the ealvation of their children. He spoke with the unspnrlnglfran ness of tho gospel Itself as he unhesitatingly declared to his parent listeners that unless the child—after coming to the age of responsibility—believes on the Lord Jesus Thrlst as Savior, that child will not he with the parents be fore the Tathpr In heaven. Ho went on to say that this Is truth that a great many people do not like to hear. He even added that those whom he was addressing did not like to hear It. "Hut,” said he, 'Td rather stand here and tell you something that you don’t like to hear, than stand up there and faco the charge that T did not tell you all that I should have told you.” Truth that hurts may be truth that savea.— Sunday School Times His Voles. Ilia voice was not In the great wind nor In the earthquake, hut In the "sound of stillness." We hear the noise of rumbling, the voire of birds, and other voices of nature, the voices of man and selfish ambition. How hard It Is to get down to that point where wo hear the voice which tho sheep always know! He not content until you have beard that voice — John R. Mott. Tba origin of your duties la in Ood. The definition of your duties la found In hfa law. The progressive discovery snd the application of his law Is the *ask of humanity.—Mazzlnl 1 PLAYED DOTH WAYS. Down at a aouthe.u racecourse, which I shall designate no more than to say that It's u place where you can lose your money lit the winter time, I took a young lady out to the track and she Insist»*d on placing a bet on a hors**. She wouldn't even •*»t me help her *»n IL The horse did worse thun to come In last. He turned around aud ruu the other way. 1 said: "Well, you lose your bet The horse you had your money on la run ning the wroug way!" She gurgled with satisfied glee. "Shows that a woman’s Instinct cant go wrong." she answered tri umphantly. "I played him both way*!" ■—Cincinnati Plain Dealer. Exceptional. Mr. Bore—1 don’t see why people keep diaries, do you? Miss 1 yen ore—Why. to write down their thoughts, keep a record of their affairs and— Mr. Boro (Interrupting her)—But that’s all foolishness I can keep (hose In my head. Miss lyenore—That’s a very’ good w-ay; but, then, not everybody has the room!—Judge. None Needed. "What do you mean," suhl an irate guest at a Kansas hotel, "by sending me to a room with no curtains on the windows faring the streets?” ’Dot vsr all rlghd," replied the landlord, "dor glnss vas so dirdy dut no gurtains vare needed." Suffering Certain. The heroes of the European con flict are as nothing now to what they will be w-hen the cold European win ter sets In." "Do you menn to tell me those High landers dress that way In the winter, too ?’’ LEAVES HIM SOMETHING. Mrs A—Do you go through your husband’s pockets every night? Mrs. H—No; about one night a week 1 fool him. Political Uncertainty. The ntati-smiin tak«*N exceeding cere To kerp hla fence* in repali: Kor though he haa a great renown, lie ran't toll when they'll tumble down. Anxious Solicitude. “My uncle you met tho other day at our houan Is an anthropologist.*' “You don't nay! Is be taking treat ment for It?" Paw Knows Everything. Willie—Paw, what is an open ques tion? Paw—"Who has a corkscrew?" my son. _ __ Blow to a Landlubber. "He asked me to go for a trip in his yacht.** "Yes?" "I had visions of champagne to drink, the best of food and sumptuous surroundings." "Yes?" "And I discovered thut the darned little tub didn’t even have a roof oo It*” Newly Discovered Talents. “Of course,. I shrieked when I thought there was a burglar In the house," said young Mrs. Torklns. “What did your husband do?*’ "Charley ?.v>ked at me with deep reproach and «»ked why I couldn't holler that way once In a while wbeo the home team needed a h#>o«t ** What Jarred Him. Mrs, Clayton (at the opera* The opera seems to he boring you terribly, Paul. Why. you look absolutely dis gusted ' Mr. Clayton tan efficiency expert)— The opera's all right. Kmma hut that tool conductor Is msking hundreds of HUrerewsary motions' Puck Skeptical. "Now, as to this terrible gaa gun the Prench are using—** "I fear It Is a hot air gun.” "Operated by hot air. you mean?” "No. a product for the most part of •imagination.’’ Appropriate Name. "The bicycle la .daying quite a part Jn the preaent war Rodleu of soldiers .ia« then.. "What do they cull themselves, the Mud Guards?—Boston Evening 7ran ee rip. TIME WILL TELL. First Farmer—I toll you, Hlnus Sklnnem had a lot of summer board era down tew his place this year. Were they rich? Second Farmer—Well, they wag afore they came to board with Hi ram. A Happy Crem Tlu» K<>ds upon Olympus Wero always feeling prime Ami never knew the smloese Of working overtime. A Muffled Disappointment. "Darling,” whispered the a stoat suitor, "I lay my fortune at your feat.** “Your fortune?” she repllod In pur prlne, "I didn’t know you had one.” "Well, it Isn’t much of a fortunsw but It will look large beside those th»y feot.” Averape Small Town. City Man—What makes rents so high hero? Villager—This Is an Incorporated town. ’’Things don’t look very metropolis tan." ”No-o, but the taxes are.” That Would Interest Them. "I hardly know what eort of a speech to make before an audience of woman voters,” declared the portly stateman. "Hotter arrange to Illustrate a few new tango Btops,” suggested bis ad viser. 'Twas Ever Thus. Wile—1 can road you like 1 can this book, Adolphus. Husband—Why don’t yon, then? You skip what you don’t like ta m book and linger over It In me.—Puck. Sad Memories. Guest In Northern Hotel—Hern, waiter, take away that mint sauce! Another at Adjoining Table— What’n the matter with that fellow? Third—1 guess he's from Virginia. Prepared. “My dear boy, I think the rate at which you drive your motor car Is shocking?" "That’s all right, auntie; 1 always use a shock absorber.” Progress. Hicks- Lhd yon get that raise of salary you usked for? Wicks—No. but 1 have got some* thing now to refer baek to the next time I usk. "On With the Dance.” *T hear you have taken op the dauo Ing craze.” "Yes. I got so worried I kept walk* ing the floor anyhow and I thoughs f might as well do It to musle.” VERY MUCH So! Vtaltor -Ho tbt* town In atrongly op pnae«J lo corporal punislimeBt? Walter Yes. air. Why, lulnter. day don't even let ua serve whipped creaaa. A Hint. WMIr yos are flirting wMb »ur<vaa Aim! making pluM In nab II. de*ae othrr rh«p whu himi leas. Map ruah right up and grab ft Melancholy More Appropriate. Photographer — look plea* a at, please* Hittor -Croat Broil, maa, I deal want to look pleaaant' I am lolng to aond this picture to my wife who baa been for a year out to Oallforala. Of Course fthe Would. Why la J i in peon bo rad all tha UMf l He aaya bo docwn i know what to do with bimaotf " ~Umph' H* ought ib gat a vtfa tfba d t»U maa."