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ri, S ytf •»«/3 V-"^ }«, V'l- so r?.U *v & pl IK *. 4* ri if' iif ''?\, •.? & FOOT TEST IS RIGID Imprint of Hollow of Foot Throws Applicant Out. Nearly One-Third of Applications for ri Enlistment at St. Louis Rejected Because, of Pedal Defects. The foot test at the recruiting office is a very simple one. The applicant Is required to pull oil his shoes and socks, step on an ink pad to ink the bottom of his foot, then step on the sheet of white paper on which the im print of the foot is made. If the arch of the foot Is broken down, the Imprint will show that the .flesh of the foot has spread out on both siden of the natural contour. J? The military aspirations of hundreds of young, men have been blighted In the last few years by the fact that their feet fail to meet the government requirements. Sergt. Harry Ennis of the United States marine corps recruiting office In St Louis says the rules against ac cepting flat footed men became very strict soon after the campaign in Nic aragua in 1908, when 800 marines spent three months on the shore. The campaign evidently was a severe test to their feet and soon afterwards 28 of the 800 men were discharged on account of flat feet New .orders were Issued relative to foot inspection and the recruiting officers were directed to enlist no men who had flat feet, club feet, splay feet, large corns on the sole of the foot or corns on any part of the foot if the corns appeared to be irritated or sore webbed toea or the great toe crossing its neigh boring toe. Knock knees also dis qualify a man from military service. Comparatively few of tbe applicants for the marine corps can qualify, ow lng to some physical defect In add! tlon to the 35 per cent rejected for low standard feet, 10 per cent, are repected for defective vision, 2 pet cent for color blindness, 6 per cent, for defective teeth and about 32 pei cent for other physical defects. Nc more than 15 per cent of the appli cants are enlisted. INVENT COMPASS FOR w^yf^' v" %S fi men be- St Louis.—Are American coming flat footed? Records of the recruiting offices of tbe United States marine corps and the United States navy tend to show that they are. One of the first tests made in the examination of applicants for enlistment is the foot test and If the applicant is found to be flat footed the test goes no farther. The applicant is rejected forthwith. Thirty-five per cent, of the appli cants for enlistment in the recruiting offices In St Louis are rejected be oause their feet fail to pass in spection. Apparently the feet of the white race are approaching the condition ex pressed by a southern negro many years ago, when, commenting on the track made by one of his brethren, he said: "De hollow of yo' foot makes a hole in de groun'." Flat foot, according to the Webster Dictionary, is a foot tn which the arch of the instep is flatened. so that the entire sole of the foot rests upon the ground. The condition of the foot Is objected to by the United States marine corps because It Indicates the giving way of tbe tendons of the feet. The de fect is likely to become aggravated in the feet of soldiers in service on the steel decks of ships or troops on long marches. This condition of the foot is said to be caused chiefly by the cheap grades of shoes on the market The sole of the instep is not sufficiently braced to support the arch. Officers of the United States marine corps claim that the shoes furnished by the gov ernment to the soldiers will prevent this defect, as the soles are stiff and will support the ach. In a few cases partial cures of the defect have been made by the wearing of an arch in the shoe for several months. FC3S New Wireless Instrument Signals by "Tunss" Approaching 8Hlps— Ships Can Find Positions. Paris.—The wonderful wireless com pass invented by the Italian officers, Bellini and Tosl, will shortly be used -to enable ships to ascertain their po Wltlon In fogs. Special wireless sig nals are to be sent out from various stations on the French coast, and ships fitted with the Bellinl-Tosi com pass will be able to determine the di rection in which the signals were y, traveling. Different signals are to be i. 'sent out at regular intervals from sta tlons ait Le Havre lightship, rile- de Seln and Croacb d' Ouessant. The "tune" of each signal will be differ ent, and the signals themselves will be various letters of the alphabet, sc that those arriving from one statioi will not be confounded with those coming from another. The compasi Is an Instrument which, when "tuned to receive any wireless signals, showi by an indicator in what direction the signaling station lies. Start Prairie Dog Farm Cheyenne, Wyo.—With 100 prairie dots captured near Rawlins, Wyo., ai a part of his "baggage," Perry Wil Itams, a glove manufacturer of Glov eravlUe, N. Y.. passed through herf tlM other day en route to bis borne where he said he was going to start prairie dog farm as an adjunct to hii ^fcUHinoM. Experiments with prairie doc pelts, Mr. Williams declared, bat shown, them to be valuable In aMUufaotore of fur gloves. 0mm ip the Spoiling the Game r-it "I know you want to hear all about the doings here at Glen Echo," wrote Elizabeth to her best friend at home. "It's a lovely little pla,ce—rather quiet, you know. Only a few people are here, but most of them are very con genial. "As I didn't come with any expecta tion of being a summer resort belle, I wasn't the least disturbed to dis cover that there was only one young man to the two girls. They quickly turned the trio into a quartet by add ing me to the group and we all had the Jolliest time imaginable for a week. "Tom Denby—we all call hi in Tom —Is bright and interesting and he seemed perfectly content to flock with .us three girls without singling any one of us out for special attention. As he was, of course, by far the best tennis player of the lot, we took turns play ing as his partner, and at the little hop, where most of the dancers were married women and their young chil dren, he danced with us turn about With strictest impartiality. "If he liked any one of us bettei than the others, he never showed his preference in the slightest degree. 1 was Just beginning to think him about the rarest and squarest man I had ever met when Luella Penderton ap peared on the scene. "She was so extremely gentle and sweet, with such an appealing voice and manner, that we girls never for a moment suspected that a wolf had come among us garbed in the fleecy softness of a baby lamb. "The very first morning after her arrival she asked in a helpless sort, of way how a telegram could be sent. 'You can telephone it over to the village,' I said. 'Oh, I shouldn't like to do- that,' she replied. 'There's always danger of getting a message confused over the phone. I always like to give it to the operator myself. Is it. too far to walk to the village?' 'No,' replied Tom. 'We walk over nearly every day for ice cream. It's only two miles.' 'Two miles! I'm afraid I couldn't quite accomplish two miles and back.' She looked down at her feet and sighed as if reproaching them for be ing so ineffectively small. Her trim, high heeled patent leather pumps did look absurdly little in contrast to the loose tennis shoes the rest of us girls were wearing. "„T can row you across the lake,' said Tom, laying down his tennis racket rather regretfully, I thought, for we were just starting for the ten nis court. 'That will save about a mile.' 'How kind of you! But I hate to take you from the tennis. Don't, you think I could row myself? I never fiitl row, but I'm sure It can't be so very hard.' "Tom laughed and said he thought it would be rather too strenuous a beginning to row across the lake at her first attempt. So we three girl? watched them set out together. "That, my dear Alice, was the be ginning of a duet between Tom arul Luella. Her eyes were not very strong, she said, and she had a novel which she was simply perishing to read. The first thing we knew Tom was reading it to her in the most se cluded hammock on the place. She did not know how to swim and Tom gave her lessons. Tennis was too vio lent for her and she. couldn't watch the game on account of the sun's glare on the court. So Tom gave up tennis and we three deserted damsels gave up Tom. There was nothing else to do. Luella absorbed almost every hour of his entire day. "This had been going on for five days and we were making up our minds that the affair must surely end in an engagement when yesterday an other girl arrived at Glen Echo. Luel la looked somewhat startled when the newcomer alighted from the village bus in front of the inn just as we all came out after dinner. "The girl didn't even wait to see after her baggage before running up on the porch and enthusiastically em bracing Luella. 'Aren't you surprised to see me?" she asked exuberantly. 'Yes," murmured Luella in a strangely unenthusiastic tone. 'How did you happen to coroj'?' 'Why, you see,' she laughed, •brother Joe is so desolate because he can't be up here with you that he thought the next best thing was to send me. The poor dear is counting the hours until you get back. Why, Luella, Where's your ring? You haven't lost it, have you?' 'I'm not wearing it just now,' an swered Luella, a little coldly. 1 thought. "And what do you think, Alice? Tom strolled across the porch non chalantly and asked us three girls if we didn't feel like a set or two of ten nis before swimming time. So with just a suppressed giggle or two we took him back into the fold." In Practice. "A man should follow a determined course regardless of criticism," said the resolute idealist. "Yes," replied Miss Cayenne "but •o many of you are that way only, when you waltz!" I DRINK HABIT AMONG WOMEN Americans Consume More Liquor Than Do Their English Sisters—Much of It Is Done Openly. American women drink as much as, If not more than, English women, ac cording to Dr. John D. Quackenbos, who has made a study of the ques tion. Unlike Dr. Murray Leslie, a Lon don physician, who asserted that there is far more secret drinking among women than his generally known, Dr. Quackenbos says that in America women make no effort to conceal their drinking, but proclaim their overfond ness for highballs, cocktails and cham pagne by indulging to excess in pub lic cafes, restaurants and the big ho tels. Smoking, too, he says, is a vice coupled with the drink "habit that is working havoc among women as well as girls. "There is not so much secret drink ing here as in England," Dr. Quacken bos said, "because women can be seen any night drinking what they fancy and without trying to keep any one from knowing what they are drinking. American women in doing anything good or bad generally go to extremes, and my experience in New York shows it is very difHcult to control the drink habit among them because of their un willingness to make any social sacri fices. "For instance, they keep going to so cial functions where punch and other alcoholic drinks are served, and they give wine dinners themselves. They will play with fire and tempt Provi dence continually. There is one wom an now who is a patient of mine who will take as many as ten glasses ot brandy at a sitting. And the most un fortunate thing about It is that the habit is developing among young girls, and debutantes at their luncheons and dinners couple it with smoking cig arettes and- playing games of chance for money. "The women of the middle classes in America drink beer, but not to ex cess, as a rule. It is a custom to have beer with dinners, and if the stuff were pure the harm would be less than it is. "But tobacco is doing just as much harm as alcohol, for the two go to gether. And I know that too much tobacco leads to too much alcohol, because the tobacco habit depresses the nerve centers and causes a de mand in the system for an antidote, and tb% antidote for tobacco poison is whisky. "I can safely say that 75 per cent, of the drink trouble among men, and women, too, is due to tobacco. Where women are not so particular about concealing the fact that they drink they are careful to conceal the fact that they smoke. "I know that many raise the ques tion as to whether a woman hasn't as much right to smoke as a man. It doesn't turn on the question of mora! right. The answer turns on the ef fect smoking has on the woman's char acter. It destroys womanliness." Drunkenness Not Found Alone. Drunkenness is never to be found alone, never unaccompanied by some horrid crime, if not by a wicked crowd of them. Go to the house of the tlrunkard, consider his family, look on his affairs, listen to the sound that proceeds from the house ot drunkenness as you pass, survey the 'nsccurlly of the public ways and of tbe night streets. Go to the hospital, 'o the house of charity and the bed of wretchedness. Enter the courts ol justice, the prison and the condemned cell. Look at the haggard features ul ihe ironed criminal. Ask all these why they exist to distress you, and you will everywhere be answered by tales and recitals of drunkenness. And the miseries and the vices and the sorrow, and scenes of suffering that have harrowed up your soul were, almost without exception, eith er prepared by drinking or were un dergone fo' procuring the means foi satisfying this vice which sprang from it.—Archbishop Ullathrope. German Social Life. Writing on German social life in the English press recently, Sir Henry Johnston says: "I am told by so many thoughtful Germans that the abuse of alcohol still strangles the mental and physical efficiency of large proportion of German men in the upper and lower classes, that 1 am compelled to believe in an evil which is only just-'lessening its hold over our own people, and which is be ing fiercely chased out of the United States. Yet 1 am pleased to state that I never encountered a drunken person in Germany throughout my re cent tour, though I was aware from the newspapers and reviews that growing indignation was making it self felt among the bourgeosie and professional classes against the senseless eighteenth-century tradi tions of German studenthood." There Yet. "Brink, you spend about Half your time tinkering with that motor boat What is there about it that's so at tractive?" "The $750 I put into it, old cbap." A Youngster's Logic. Auntie—Oh, Harry, I'm ashamed you playing cricket today. Don't you know it's the day of rest? Harry—Yes, Auntie, but I'm tired.—Black and White. HHP I im** U* V-1& pro The Great of not U?:, 4- "No," said th« woman who was tell ing the story. "I did not have the time to do as I did I took the time. There was plenty oi good reasons why I should have taken it, "At least 17 Insistent duties glared at me from various corners of the house. They glared at m« accusing ly, as one who would willingly neglect them. They glared at me indignantly, as one who lightly assumed duties with no idea of discharging them. They glared at me pityingly, as one who had been slackly brought up and didn't know any better. But I turned my back on them all, dressed the children and went. "This is why I went I had taken a perfectly green girl from the intelli gence office and trained her steadily for two months. I had trained her so that she understood what I was say ing and could do the housework more than fairly well. Any one who has trained a green girl for two months at a stretch knows that a rest cure is due the trainer, but I'll never be able to introduce rest cures Into my curricu lum, so I didn't feel abused. "And then one Thursday evening a tall, gaunt woman with a fairly good knowledge of English appeared and Stasia and she went up to Stasia's room. When they reappeared Auntie Wandaluski—for that was the gaunt one's name—held Stasia's papier mache suit case in her hand. Stasia, clutching her month's pay, acquired but two hours previously, brought up the rear. Stasia was about to leave, at once! "No, the work was not too hard. No, she didn't want more money. She was about to be married, and, as the girl next door expressed it, I didn't -even know she 'was keepin' company.' "She went In the middle of the spring cleaning. She went when a sis ter-in-law whom I had never met was on her way from the Pacific coast to visit me. The three intelligence offices which constituted the first aid to the suburbs could send me no one for a week. So I went to bed discouraged and woke up sick. "It was as I drank the tea that the great temptation reared its head. 'Isn't it a lovely day?' said the great temptation, enticingly. 'You ought to be out of doors on such a day. Oh, well, I know the work isn't done and you have no girl, but the work will keep and the world is full of girls.' "At this point the duties that I have mentioned before stalked from their respective corners and tried the ef fect of withering the great temptation, but it was waterproof. 'How fresh is the smell of the lake air!' it went on. 'How pleasant 1s the beach! How much good it would do the children!' "I had put the dishes to soak right after breakfast thd* was all had r1one. .at was all I was going to do. I ran upstairs and dressed myself and the children, locked the door and fled toward the nearest station that would furnish a train to bear me and mine to the lake shore. As I turned the corner and looked back at the house a duty glared at me from my bedroom window. 'Going away for th£ day, and not a single bed made!" it shriek ed after me. I made no defense .1 had none t.o make. "The faults of the great temptation may have been legion, but it was truthful. The lake was blue, the air delightful, the atmosphere quivered and sparkled. There were very few persons about. The children and I sat on the beach and ate quantities of fruit that I had bought and later I read a new magazine. Once or twice I had an uneasy feeling that a hovering duty was asking me what would be the result if the sister-in-law should arrive ahead of time and, getting into the house by hook or crook, should find the beds unmade. I refused to lis ten—absolutely refused. "I am now coming to the part of the story that I don't like to tell. Even to myself it sounds 'fishy,' but it really Is true, notwithstanding. "As I approached my own door late that afternoon, literally saturated with ozone and the joy of living, being ac companied by two children similarly affected, my neighbor crossed the lawn. Behind her came her maid and behind her came still another maid. Briefly told, the mistress of the second girl was going to England to visit her husband's people. She would be gone four months I could have Jeanie for that period if I wanted her, but Jeanie would like to return to her first mis tress in September. "Would I take her? I had difficulty Lo keep sfrom throwing my arm around, her. I promptly arranged for her to come next day. "After this masterly achievement I went inside my house, donned an apron and worked like one possessed. 'How did you dodge the headache?' asked my husband at dinner. 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