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Fireside Talks
on present day applications
t of the Sunday School Lesson
Rev. Ernest Bourner Allen, D.D.
Pastor of the -Washington Street Con
ercrational Church and the Marion
L Lawrance Sunday School, Toledo,
Lesson Title: "Jesus Bringing
Lesson Text: Mark 4:35-5:20.
Golden Text: "Jehovah hath done
great things for 113; whereof we are
glad." Psalm 120:3.
I. After the Storm.
After Jesus stilled the storm on the
lake the disciples had a far different
impression regarding Him and His
power. The storms of life change the
opinion of men with reference to re
ligion. Countless thousands have been
driven to God by the awful crisis and
bloodshed of the -war. Mr. H. G.
Wells Is a type of some of these men.
His book, "Mr. Britllng Sees It Thru,"
is an impression of the way he him
self has turned to God in the midst
of sorrow. The loss of a loved one
is a storm which many people are
able to weather only because their
hearts cry out to God and He gives
them peace. Very real to all of us is
the prayer In the old song:
"Jesus, Savior, pilot me,
Over life's temptuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treach'rous shoal.
Chart and compass came from Thee;
Jesus, Savior, pilot me."
II. The Allegiance of the Defective.
In the record regarding the healing
of th man who .had been possessed
with demons it Is stated that he "be-
sought Jesus that lie might be with
mm." xiie longing to no witii tne
friend who had brought him relief
was very natural. There are many Il
lustrations of the Interest which de
fective or weak or hard-pressed souls
have had for thoe who helped them.
Such a feeling sometimes creates a
different situation. It brings responsi
bilities to those who must help the
needy oue. It would be easier to turn
them off and forget them. It is" well
to ask whether we shall endure them
or endue them. If we endue them
we shall bring them fresh power.
The story Is told of a girl who had
been brought up in a foundling's
home. When she grew older she was
"farmed out" to a family In a coun
try village. Occasionally she came
back to the city and visited the insti
tution where she had been brought up.
The hunger of the Inmates for Infor
mation about the outside world, as
well as about her own condition, wns
pitiful In the extreme. It resulted
Anally In this girl's devoting a portion
of time every week to visiting the in
stitution, just to tell the people there
bits of news and to give them
glimpses of the .world outside. She
read to them out of the Bible and of
fered prayer. Finally the work was
taken up by the Christian Endeavor
Society, of which she was a member,
and thus brightness and cheer came
into many lives.
III. "He That Had Been Possessed."
It was a hard task which Jesus as
signed to the man out of whom the
demons had been cast. He was not
allowed to remain with Jesus, but was
told: "Go to thy house unto thy
friends and tell them now great things
the Lord hath done for thee, and how
Mock-Oyster Soup Cut into small
pieces, then boil until soft, one onion,
two potatoes and one cup codfish.
Add two cups milk and two cups of
the mixture; thicken with one table
spoon flour; add one-quarter tea
spoon pepper and one tablespoon but
ter. Boil for a few minutes in order
to cook the flour thoroughly, then
serve. This is more economical than
oysters, but just a3 palatable.
Cheese Patties One loaf of bread,
one egg, one-half pound theese.'salt
and red pepper. After soaking the
bread in water, squeeze as dry as
"possible; add grated cheese, salt and
pepper, then egg welL beaten. Stir
all together, then form into patties
and fry brown on both sides, using
half lard and butter. Can be eaten
with white sauce if preferred.
Macaroni Loaf One-half cup
t macaroni, two tablespoons butter,
if one cud milk, one tablespoon minced
onion, 'one cup bread crumbs, three
eggs, one-half cup grated cheese,
salt and pepper. Bake thirty-five
minutes. Serve with tomato sauce.
Cheese Loaf With Italian Tomato
Sauce Two cups bread crumb3, one
cup cold milk, one cup grated sharp
cheese, three eggs, one teaspoon salt,
one-eighth teaspoon pepper, one tea
teaspoon table sauce,, one tablespoon
chopped pimento, two teaspoons but
terine. Cover bread crumbs with milk for
twenty minutes; add cheese, season
ing and flavoring. Sepuarate eggs;
add yolks, and 'beat for five minutes
or until smooth and thick. Beat
whites o eggs until dry ami fold in
to mixture (do not beatfter whites
have been added). .
Brush casserole ofbakine dish
with butterine, put in the mixture
and put into moderate oven. - Bake
from thirty-five to forty minutes or
until nnn. Try it by putting a all
vor knifoJn center; if it comes out
dry tho loaf is done. Serve at once
in the dish in which it is baked .
1 Sauce 'to be passed with the loaf;
two cups tomatoes, one-half cup'
finely cut onion, one-half', cup grated
or cut car rdL one-half eupicut tur
nip., four tobletepoona-butterine, two
tablespoons '-flour, two Uaqpoons salt
with Rev. Allen
He had .mercy on thee."
Doubtless his old friends looked at
him with suspicion and probably with
scorn. Many would prefer not to as
sociate with him. Christ has a task
of witnessing for nil of us today. We
shall not be received so unkindly as
this man who had suffered so much.
It" Is for us, however, to be as faith
ful iii telling-the good news. What
has God done for you which you ought
to be telling to others? How can the
world ever know about Christ unless
his followers proclaim his love?
Jjondon "Australian mounted
troops entered Jericho on February
21st, establishing themselves in a line
between Jericho and Wadl Auja," an
official dispatch from General Allenby
Wadl Aula is a small tributary of
the River Jordan, which runs about
five miles north of Jericho. "
tJy. ivT' " . 'swA
Behind the Piave battle line.
While their men folk do battle on the Piave line the women directly
behind the trenches "dig trenches about their homes as a second line of de
fense upon which their warriors may fall back. The women sappers have
become as expjert as the men and their trenches pass military muster.
Household Hint
Put onion, carrot, turnip and but-
tenno intn frvinn. nnn nnH 4ot ..n4.il
tender; add tomato and salt; cook
iivu minutes; masn tnrough strainer,
return to fire, add flour (which has
been mired with cold water), boil
five minutes.
For Those Who Care to Knit
Save all the pieces of medium-sized
white string that conies around pack
ages; tie neatly together and knit
dish cloths. Cast on fifty stitches,
knit back and forth until desired
length, then cast off. These cloths
clean the bathtub and bowl fine and
can be washed and boiled like tho
bought ones.
For Washday Arrange to have
boiled rice the day before washday.
Carefully strain the water in which
it-has been boiled, add a few drops
of turpentine and-.you have a splen
did starch.
When Men's Linen collars wear
out on top wash out the starch, dry,
iron, rip top from the band carefully,
cut off worn part, even all around,
baste back on the same band and
stitch on sewing machine close to the
edge. Send to tho laundry to bo
starched and ironed and they will
lust just as long, as tho new ones.
Fried Cabbage and Ham Fry
thinly sliced ham with enough fut
to make two or three tablespoons
and remove meat whnn ,1nn &,.,,
jine about two quarts cabbage and
try brown in hot fat, salt and pep-
pur iu luaiu. wnen won Drowned
add meat and flour boiling water
over to cover and cook until done.
Rnv fllft firof TinW mi- Vinm
about four or five pounds in piece
injs gives a numuer 01 slices and
the trimmings can be used for above
4. Carrot Patties Cook' carrots,
mash, season with butter, -pepper
and salt. Cut fine one onion' and
mix with one egg, two cups bread
crumbs and one quart of the mashed
carrots. Fry jn jmcon or ham drln
'pings until a nice brown. Serve hot.
Will serve' five people.
Dr. Caroline Finlcy.
Dr. Finley was graduated at Cor
nell in 1001 and wa3 an interna in
the New York infirmary for women
and children for some time there
after. She then went to Vienna,
where she specialized in obstetrics
Upon her return she was made di
rector of obstetrics nt the infirmary.
She is now director of the "U. S.
A. Women's Overseas Hospitals."
, fi)UARitis $: """
Miss Elizabeth Walker.
One of the most attractive mas
queraders at a recent patriotic func
tion at Washington was Mis3 Eliza
beth Walker, a popular society bud
who appeared in the costume of a
pypsy. The dance was made unique
by the fact fchat every girl invited
two escorts and at least one of them
was in uniform. This was one of the.
few prominent. affairs qf ,the younger
set 'as their, social season has been
unusually quiet.
Injustice Toward Convict Friend
Years Ago Resulted In Fight
for Parole Laws.
A young man stood before the bar of
a Kansas court, convicted of robbery.
In a moment of temptation he had
yielded and taken something that did
not belong to him. Before that his
reputation had been good. He had a
wife and two children, worked hard
and was respected. But he had taken
a few drinks and had stumbled from
tho paths of honesty. He had pleaded
guilty, told his story and thrown him
self upon the mercy of the court.
The Judge wa3 speaking now.
"Under the law I have no choice but
to send you to prison," he said. "Your
sentence will be an indeterminate one
of from one to fourteen years. Accord
ing to the law of this state. If, at the
end of your minimum sentence, your
conduct ha3 been such as to merit con
sideration you will be released on pa
role. So you see the length of your
confinement depends to a greater or
less extent upon yourself. If you ob
serve the rules of the prison you will
have earned a parole at the expiration
of one year bf your term."
Then the guard led the prisoner
From tho rear of the room, John T.
Glynn, now Chief of Police of Leaven
worth, Kan. and long a personal friend
of the man just sentenced, had wit
nessed the proceedings. To him It was
no new scene, but his profession had
not made him hard hearted, and in
this case he believed that the law had
punished unjustly. Seeking out the
prisoner, he added his admonition to
those of the judge.
"Do as he told you and I will help
you to get out," said Glynn.
"I'll do it," said the prisoner. And
he kept his word.
The year was up. Not a black mark
stood against the prisoner. His con
duct readily indorsed his application
for a parole.
True to his word, Glynn was on
hand when the board-met. On behalf
of the prisoner he stated" the case, pre
sented the warden's recommendation
and himself promised to be responsi
ble for the good conduct of the-prison-er.
In fact, his former employer had
promised him his job back.
The application was refused. The
board explained it bad long been pa
roling so many convicts that political
capital was being made of it and It
had been decldeji to curtail the num
ber of releases. If the prisoner con
tinued his good record he might hopo
for a parole at the end of his second
year In prison.
But the prisoner did not make good.
Discouraged, not understanding, long
ing for a chance to redeem himself,
he went from bad to worse, his work
suffered, he was disciplined and pun
ished and rapidly dveloped into one of
the bad men of the prison. He served
more than half of his term before he
was "released.
While it worked hardship In -his
case, however, It proved a blessing to
at least 1,000 other persons. For when
he heard the decision of the board
Glynn vowed that he would devote
himself thereafter to peeking means
of improving conditions which would
permit such things. More, he would
try to keep men from going to prison
In the first place and for those who
already were in he would try to find
a way out.
Promise of work is a requirement of
all parole boards. Glynn says he has
found It easy to get jobs for ex-con-vlcts.
The cry that 110 one will give
a man just released from prison an
other chance to make good he derides.
One contractor has given at lenst a
hundred jobs to men who have sepved
time and one of his mobt trusted fore
men once was an accomplished thief.
That i3 why, from one end of the
country to the other, Glynn, the detec
tive, is overshadowed by Glynn, the
friend of the man who slips and goes
wrong, the man who will go to the
front for him and the holder of a rec
ord for getting first offenders against
the law paroled.
East and West, North and South,
the courts, the governors, the prison
wardens know him equally well. Pris
on boards have listened to his pleas
In behalf of men In whom he believes
the good still Is greater than the bad.
Grandchild of Wealthy Maker Dis
covers Document By Accident.
Hudsonvllle, Mich. When Thomas
H. Sestel, pioneer resident of Filmoro
Township, died on May 30 there be
gan a search for a will disposing of
his estate, which is valued at upward
of $80,000.
A Justice who drew up a will and
the men who signed as witnesses
testified to the existence of such a
document, but a search failed to re
veal tho missing testament. The es
tate was taken Into probate court to
be divided among the heirs according
to their rights by birth.
As a probate Judge was about to
take this step one of the dead man's
great-granddaughters was busy aid
ing in giving tho homo of Mr. Sestel
a thorough cleaning. She found an
old pair of, carpet sjlppers, frayed and
torn, b she threw, the slippers away
a pelco of paper folCout. It proved
to be the missing will.
Fugitive Thlnkn Officer It Shooting
at Him and Surrenders.
L03 Angeles, Cal. "Captured by a
muffler I"
Such was the sad distinction that
fell to tho lot of E. E. Campbell, tho
man who succeeding in escaping Cen
tral police station and a dozen patrol
men, detectives and men and women
only to fall prey to soyeral sharp ex
plosions in tho exhaust pipe of the big
gray ambulance.
Campbell was brought In by officers
of the metropolitan squad and lined up
against Desk Sergeant Jackson's win
dow, charged with gambling.
Campbell made his way through an
open window, then, likd a streak, waa
off, with tho officers and others close
'Twas hero that tho ambulance muf
fler came into play. When the com
motion started Ambulance Driyer
Knapp jumped into the seat of his big
automobile and shot away, thinking of
heading the fleeing man off.
"Bangl Bang I" came two sharp re
ports from the muffler of the ambu
lance. "Don't shoot; don't shoot; I give
up!" yelled Campbell, and as Knapp
ground the brakes to bring the car to
a stop, the fugitive walked toward
him, both hands up In the air.
Campbell was taken back and book
ed on the chargo of conducting the
He Steals 50-foot Stone Wall in a Sin
gle Night.
Haverhill, Mass. Frank Leslie, a
firmer living near hero is hunting for
a fifty-foot stone wall a foot
thick and two feet high. Some one
stole the wall during tho night. "I
was Just lifting my foot to step over
It this morning," Leslie said, "when I
saw it waa gone."
Care of Goldfish.
There are few homes nowadays that
do not have goldfish for household
pets, but the trouble Is that most folk
Know little or nothing about the fish
and how to keep them in good condi
tion. They do not need much care or
treatment. According to the best au
thorities, they should be fed sparing
ly not more than a pinch of food ev
ery second or third day. Most per
sons kill their goldfish by overfeed-
The fish are subject first of all to
indigestion. This can be quickly no
ticed by the fact that the fish In such
a condition swims sideways or floats
on Its back. In that case take the fish
out of the aquarium and place It In
water In which a little salt has-been
put: That will revive the fish within
afew minutes. The best method is to
starve the fish rather than to give
them too much food.
The aquarium shoukl also be consid
ered. It should be square shaped and
not round; it should not contain too
many fish for its size, and it should
have just enough aquatic plants which
serve to "eat" the waste matter from
the fish, while the fiah live on the
waste matter from the plants, thus es
tablishing a healthy balance in the
Water in tho aquarium should not
be changed very often not more than
once a month or so, though a glassful
of fresh water can occasionally be add
ed to make up for loss through evap
oration. In changing the water care
should be taken that the fresh water
13 of the same temperature as that
from which the fish are taken, other
wise they will be chilled and will suf
fer. When once In the water and they
are accustomed to the temperature
outside Influences will not affect them.
The Pamphlet Traveler.
Bo the railroad and steamship com
panies recognize this pamphlet travel
er? Well, just listen: "We are a na
tion of travelers," said jthe president
of a large coastwise steamship com
pany. "Those who can't travel in real
ity travel in fancy. Thousands of dol
lais are spent yearly by the railroad
and steamship lines in pamphlets and
advertising matter which goes into
the hands of thousands of people who
do their traveling mainly by street
"Pamphlet travelers wo call them
and they are the most expensive trav
elers we have, for they never produce
any revenue. There are some people
who actually intend to take these
trips, but I can honeatly say that a ma
jority of our pamphlets go to people
who know that they aio not going to
leave the city. These booklets are a
favorite summer reading around vaca
tion time and the circulation figures
would make a best-seller envious.
"Many railway and steamship line
presidents have considered dispensing
with their finely illustrated and costly
booklets but is is next to Impossible,
for wo would then fall to servo the
real prospective travelers. But these
street car vacationists cost us thou
sands of dollars."
One of the best-informed men on
travel I ever mot was a bookkeeper
for a grain concern In a Mlddlo West
city. He could talk familiarly of ev
ery, corner of tho world, tell one tho
best hotels In Nagasaki, Manila, Flor-
ence, Bordeaux or Petrograd. 1
thoucht he must have been an old and
experienced, traveler, until I met a
close frlpnd of his and we were dls
cuBslng the bookkeeper.
"He Is one ot tho best-traveled men
I ever mot," I remarked. "He must
havp had a remarkable life."
TJ10 friend looked at me closely.
"John has never been outside the
statp," ho. said.
Then I knew that John was one of
the great army of travelers de luxe
via pamphlet. Leslllc's.
Fatigued Shell Makers Find Pleasant
Stimulation In Sweet-tasting
Drink is not the only temptation to
which over strained munition workers
are exposed. Quite recently it has
been discovered that a good deal of
tho "drunkenness" attributed to wo
men and comparatively young girls Is
duo to another and hitherto unsuspect
ed cause tho chewing of cordite, tho
smokeless explosive used In tho shell
of cannon and the ammunition of
small arms.
Tho fact that cordite has a pleas
ant taste tending to sweetness has
been a real discovery to many ot the
women workers and tho primary
source ot their danger.
"I did not know at all what tho
stuff was made of," said a woman who
had been handling cordite for six
months or more. "But one day I hap
pened to put a little bit of it into my
mouth and to begin chewing it. It felt
nice. Then I began to bo a bit lively.
I could not understand what the thing
meant. After tea I chewed a bit more
and it was nice, too. Next day I did
the same thing, and then I got a
fright. I began to feel headachy and
well, drunk. That was the end of
It; yes, for me It was. But my mate,
well, she just laughed; but when she
took a bit home with her and chewed
it hard she gave U3 a time and a half,
that she did."
The explanation of all this Is, ot
course, simple iciough. Cordite, when
chewed has all the exllarating ef
fects ot a highly stimulating drug and
cannot be tampered with except at
great risk. Its effects on the nervous
system are immediate and ultimately
deadly. Besides, like all such drugs,
it has to be taken In Increasing quan
tities of the exhilaration is to be
maintained. And herein lies the great
peril of the worker in cordite who
forms the chewing habit
How far the habit has spread it Is
difficult to say. Equally difficult is it
to ascertain whether the authorities
have become alive to the fact that tho
peril exists. In the north It 13 under
stood that several cases have had to
be sharply dealt with. But quite ob
viously there is need for greater cau
tion on the part of workers and strict
er supervision on the part of factory
The ministry of munitions should
nip the evil in the bud if it Is not al
ready past that stage. On Its action
much may depend not only for the
worker, but for the maintenance of .an
essential feature of national effici
ency. v"
The effect of cordite as an "intox
icant" was first discovered during tho
South African war. Some British sol
diers found to their surprise that by
eating cordite, they could get all the
excitement of' tho most powerful nar
cotic and all the terrible effects, too.
Cordite consists roughly of about
58 parts of nitroglycerin, 37 parts gun
cotton and 5 parts of mineral jelly.
Each cartridge contains 60 cylindrical'
strands of cordit and when Major
Jennings, D. S. O., learned that the
men were eating these he experiment
ed on himself by sucking a strand. Ho
found that it tasted sweet, pleasant
and pungent, but it resulted in giving
him the most racking, splitting head
ache, and it lasted for thirty-six hours.
Where Men Are Scarce.
Maude The vicar says there 13 no
marrying In Heaven.
Mabel Of course not. There
wouldn t be enough men to go around.
Money Is In Greenbacks Cached in
Colorado Years Ago by Bill
Doolln's Gang.
Pemeta Okla. Thlrty-flve thousand
dollars In greenbacks aro cached un
der a bowlder which overhangs the
railroad track at Bald Knob, Colo.,-ac-coiding
to Harry Rhodes, former cow
boy and Indian scout, who has been,
on the border for fifty years, and
Rhodes left this week for Colorado,
accompanied only by his dog, to spend
several months If necesbary hunting
for the treasure. Ue made the an
nouncement recently and says ho will
spend the summer on foot in tho
mountains, his former haunts.
The $33,000 Wn3 put there by out
laws, says Rhodes, nearly twenty
years ago, and until recently ho has
maintained that it would be practical
ly impossible to locate the money. Ho
has changed his mind, however, and
believes he has solved tho problem.
He says there is no doubt but that tho
sand, rocks and other debris hava
washed against and around the bowl
der, making it moro difficult to lo
cate. "This $35,000 was obtained in a rich
haul made by a band of outlaws," said
Rhodes recently, "but It became neces
sary for them to cache the paper mon
oy for the time being. They climbed
the bluff, put the money In a cleft In a
rock, and then, with crowbars, turned
another bowlder on top of the cleft.
The money was wrapped In a piece of
buckskin and then Incased in somo
copper. I know that It has never been
recovered and perhaps It may never
"A banker living In Winfleld, Kan.,
paid $1,500 to one man who claimed
to know the location of tho green
backs, for a map purported to show
whore tho money was hidden. After
almost a year's search, however, tho
banker gave up the Job as futile.
Many others have tried to find tho
money during tho past few years."
Rhodes started life as a freighter
out of Caldwell, Kan., when but 10
ypars old, driving a team of mules for
hla father. Tho team boss was Bill
Doolin, later to become an outlaw
leader in Oklahoma Territory.

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