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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
'4 Dosia's Adventure By Agnei C. Brogan 8' f: I: 0 ii 1 1 (Copyright, IDtT, Won urn Nawspaptr Union.) Something Interesting It sure to hii't' ;pi'M to Iiosln If she merely starts for a .shopping trip downtown it will eud Id oiiio unexpected umiiuer. "I'll lie hack In time for luncheon," Rlu told mother one morning, and mother mulled "We know the usual outcome of your good Intentions, Dosla," she told 'her, "and will not expect you until we see .vnu." And just as Dosla had flu lulled her shopping and was starting homewurd, down came a heavy shower, Immediately she thought of the tea 'room nearby, as n refuge; she would lunch here while the storm lasted. ' She was enjoying herself Immensely listening to the soft-toned music and pending the morning paper, when the pictured face of a man beneath a glur ling headline held her attention. It was Inot that the face was handsome or one familiar, but Just that the eyes jseemed to look Into hers In a most ioompelllng hypnotic wny. When she jlald the paper aside, there still were Ithe eyes seeming to stare at her (through the folds. ' Some Instinct told Dosla that the man of the picture was Innocent of the (crime of which he had been accused. Hhe was unaccountably sure of this, hut why had he run uway? The night .before a limousine belonging to the inoted nnd wealthy Celestiu NIel had "been wrecked by an automobile round ing recklessly a dark corner. Mrs. NIel, nn occupant of her car nt the time, was now In nn adjacent hospital succumbing to the removal of broken glass from her hip, as n result of the iiceldent. In the meantime detectives were engaged In hunting down her as sailant. The chauffeur's presence of mind In noting the man's auto number had led to the discovery of his name, and the Held Her Attention. picture published from a fraternity group of which he was a member. The young man himself had mysteriously disappeared. The car which wrecked the Niel limousine had been returned to the garage from which it wns rent ed. The chief horror, as dwelt upon J)y the paper lay in the fact that the jvlctlm had been the great Madam NIel. ' "I wonder," thought Dosla, "why that honest-eyed Donald Stewart could not prove himself guiltless?" And then, With a blinding electric flash, the tea oom lights went out. There they snt, fthose softly chattering people, with the food before them, In darkness, for It was dark, too, outside. Dosla dis cerned a man groping his way to her table. "Oh !" she cried, starting up as a thunderclap shook the building. "Do not be afraid," the man said gently, "we are safe here and the fform Is really passing over." And at the sound of the confident voice Dosla sank buck strangely reassured. Glim mering along the way came the wai tress, bearing a shaded candle. This she placed between them upon the white-spread table, and Dosla glancing over Its rose-colored top, looked straight Into the hypnotic eyes of the paper. "You !" she gasped. The man nodded toward the paper. "So," he said, "you've seen It." "Yes," said Dosla. She leaned ea gerly forward. "Oh, why," she said, "didn't you give yourself up and prove them wrong?" The man stared at her and then smiled, "flow do you know," he asked, "thnt I was not to blame?" "Never mind," Dosla answered de cidedly, "I do know. Now tell me all about It." For a long time they sat looking nt each other across the light. "I'm a student," he said, "In my last year at medical college. It's been a desperate fight to get that far In my profession, but I've made It and something to start practice on besides. I've got to make good to pny back the confidence Bod kindness of friends. "Last night I hired that car to go on a trial case. I was going on regulation speed, when, noiselessly, without light or slgnnl, that limousine rounded a corner. I crashed Into It unharmed. The chauffeur had been drinking; when I stopped for explanation, he gave Me nothing but curses. I saw a shattered window but believed the limousine to be unoccupied, and rode on. Returning the rented car, I went out as Is my weekly custom,, to my folks In the country. When I saw the papers this morning I came back. That's a'l; but It will cost me every cent I have saved, or worse. There no one to prove the truth of my "But.", cried DqbU eagerly, "why don't you explain to Mrs. NIel her self V The man Inughed shortly. "Do you think they'd let me see her this mora IngT" he said. "The privilege of 'ex plaining will be allowed me only with the Judge." Quickly Dosla reached for her coat, "Walt here," she begged breathlessly, "until I call you up on the phone," and she was gone. One moment she wait ed to buy some fresh roses, then the taxi that she signaled went rushing on Its errand. A Binlllngly apologetic DoRla entered our home that evening. "I hnve been gono a long time," she said, "hut you see I had to talk with an old lady at the hospital." It was not until Madnme NIel had withdrawn her charges and vindicated Donald Stewart from blame that we were permitted to meet him. "Don't you see It?" asked Dosla cunt true look In Ids eyes?" And we confess we do when those same eyes rest upon Dosla. STOCKING HABIT IS STUPID So Declares Writer In German Paper, Discussing Need of Economizing In Nation's Supplies. In the large towns golnir barefooted Is a thing which has to fight against social prejudices, and even In war time It Is difficult to establish the hab it, although it would be wise to save up stockings nnd shoes for the bad weather, when we shall need them. says a writer In the Frankfurter Zelt- ung. People wait for one another to begin wait until the warm summer has passed. It Is really stupid and we ought not to be stunid in matters which are connected with our Immense struggle for existence. But In this matter, as In others, the youne are quicker to find the right course than the cautious and timorous old ones. In the streets of our great cities there Is now an increase in the number of stocklngless wearers of sandals mostly of the female sex. This method of economizing our supplies is more appropriate to a large town than the more radical method of going bare footed. And it really does not look ad. Perhaps the saudalmiikers could ake more account of feminine eoquet- ishness nnd produce really pretty. ''dressy" samples. Hut even as the sandals are they do quite well. Three oung maidens as a matter of fact, hey are already young ladles have Just clattered by In stocklngless san dals. Two old gentlemen stand nt the orner of the street and watch the merry young ones. Of course, they nre ll-humored old people who nre grum bling nt this "modern scandal." Not a hit of it. They nod to one another and it Is easy to read their satisfac tion in their movements. The three maidens, moreover, were not beauties ; they were Just young and bold and had risked it. Sometimes Justified. Hepresentatlve John N. Garner of Texas, told this story at a social af fair a few evenings ago, as an Illus tration that one Is sometimes eminent ly Justified In reversing his Judgment : In n happy little home In the south there Is u pretty seven-year-old daugh ter named liessle. Recently Bessie for got her parlor etiquette and was told by her mother to go upstulrs and sit on a certain chair for an hour. Straight upstairs went Bessie. Straight to that certain chair walked Bessie. In fact, Bessie obediently did nil that her mother told her to do. "Mamma," softly called a small voice, after a half'hour of cold, lone some silence, "may I come down now?" "No, Bessie," was the prompt re sponse of stern mamma. "You must remain right where you are until I call for you." "All right, mamma," returned Bes sie, with a slghful air of resignation, "hut I ought to tell you that I am sit ting on that new haf you Just bought." 1'hlladelphla Telegraph. One On the Judge. . A clever young sawyer was defend ing a man accused of housebreaking. "Your Honor, I submit that my client did not break Into the house at all. He found the parlor window open, In serted his right arm, and removed a few trilling nrtlcles. Now, my client's arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish him for an of fense committed only by one of his limbs." "That argument," said the Judge, "Is very well put. Following It logically. I sentence the defendant's arm to one year's Imprisonment. He can accom pany It or not, just as he chooses." The prisoner calmly unscrewed his cork arm, and, leaving It In the dock, walked out. What Is Truth? A local minister delivered a dis course to his congregation on the old question, "What Is truth?" notes the, Los Angeles Times. Many learned discussions have been held on this theme In the past nnd men will prob ably continue to debate the subject for centuries to come. The fact, however, Is that most people know more of the truth than they dare live, nnd their eternal conjectures and mouthlngs about abstract truth are usually in dulged in for the purpose of attempt ing to avoid vital Issues. "What is truth?" asked Pilate and did not pause for answer. As the World Moves On. If we do not ape the youth that has passed, middle age Is a state of dig nity. It has more of pleasure and less of pain than hns blundering, suffering youth. The world moves more stead ily for us. In youth it tumbled about to our discomfiture. Age need not ter rify us, for If we have prepared for It It will be life's holiday. Don't apolo gize for middle age. Exult In it It can be a melancholy state or a trium phant one. Which It shall be depends, upon us. Chicago Examiner. Butterfly Carnival. A strange sight was seen recently In County Roscommon, and indeed, throughout central Ireland, where myriads of rare and beautiful butter flies were disporting themselves. The lovely peacock butterfly was the most numerous, and clusters of this specie might be seen on a single plant It was a record occasion for collector. HORSE AfJDCATTLE I Of Cell-Designed, Handsome and Practical Farm Building, Good Investment. IS CONVENIENT AND SANITARY Beware Useless Wall Area and Floor Space Don't Skimp Material Plan to Save Labor Be Sure There's Sunlight Aplenty. Mr. William A. Radford wlir aniwer niiextlonii and give advice KKEl'J Or COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building work on tlie farm, for the readers of this puper. On Recount of Ms wide experience u Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he Is, without doubt, tlio highest authority on all these subjects. Addreus all Inquiries to William A. Hud ford. No. 1SK7 Prairie avenue, ChlcuKO, III., and, only Indus two-cent stamp for reply. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. The farmer who Is in the huhlt of getting his money's worth in an Invest ment, considers five things before he accepts the design of a barn. These things are appearunce, economy, prac ticability, convenience and sanita tion. A well-lighted, handsome appearing, practical building on the farm Is a good Investment because It gives add ed value to the property in the eyes of a prospective buyer. Correct de sign Is of utmost Importance In obtain ing the desired quality of good ap pearance, although the exterior finish nnd relation of the building to other buildings of the group must be given surface is lnrge. One of the enslest ways I to obtain attractive appearance Is to mount a good type of modern venti lator on the roof, at as many points as there is need for them; and In addi tion to the appearance, this equipment is considered absolutely necessary from the standpoint of heulthy stock, among the farmers "who know." Economy consists In using the least wall area, a minimum of non-useful floor space, saving of building materi als wherever possible, reduction of heat loss through the walls, all re sulting iu a saving of money both. In construction of the building nnd la Its subsequent use. Sometimes there is too little money Invested in farm build ings, in which case the labor cost of maintaining the stock Is excessive. There should be a balance str ide be tween the labor cost of doing the farm work and the Interest on the money invested In buildings constructed for the purpose of reducing tills labor cost Practicability consists in proper di mensions of stalls, passages, doors, gutters, hay-racks, posts, beams, brac ing and other parts. This considera tion Is that which makes It advisable to consider each building for the par consideration in this connection. The roof of the building is largely re sponsible for the appearance and It should be proportioned with this Idea in mind, but the storage capacity Is very often of greater importance than the appearance. Properly designed dormers can often be used to obtain a pleasing appearance, where the roof tlcular conditions under which it is to be used. The buildings should be large enough to accommodate a bump er crop and as much stock as the farm will profitably maintain. Remember that it is far more expensive to add to a building than It Is to make It large enough in the first place. There Is a great difference In the convenience of barns. Such things as the arrangement for feeding, layout of feed and litter passages, facing of an imals, location of feed rooms, silo, doors, and hay chutes, all mean ease or extra work as the case may be. Ar rangement for cleaning, location of Utter carrier and feed carrier tracks, placing of doors and harness rooms, methods of storing hay, provision for Installing hay forks, are all matters which should be very carefully con; sldered. By sanitation la meant the effect ob tained by location of windows for dis tribution of light doing away with ob struction to light providing proper height of windows from floor, giving proper slope to stalls, passages and gutters for good drainage, arrange- HI i NEW PLAN 14 1 p - - - h ' J. V y sfr ....... . . I""""., s.:..."" -:;T ' . ,7. ., j """ y" 7 Litter Amy . I . " J 1 i rvj, I, Mam :4 I e- tome Alley 5 j It, 1 Tf llltf 1 Hay Storage $ ty Is H Feeding Auxy . S I Locst 5tocV I ment for a constant circulation of fresh, pure air, making the stable lloor Impervious to moisture and easily flushed out and finishing off ceilings and side walla to be dust free. Too much sunlight cannot be given to the stock. If a healthy herd Is desired, sunlight must get Into every nook nnd corner of the building at least once a day. Sun Is nature's disinfectant and clean a stable of disease germs. A farm barn for the stabling of dairy cows, horses and beef cattle, Is shown In the accompanying Illustra tions. It Is 00 feet by 74 feet In slse, and Is of the monitor roof type of burn so often seen In Indiana and Illinois. The dairy stable end of the barn Is partitioned across opposite the silo. The steel cow stalls are set In the concrete floor In the usual way, and there Is an alley behind the cows wide enough for a good passage through. The horses nre In one wing and the loose stock runs in a covered barn yard or partially enclosed shed In the other wing. Hay storage reaches from the ground to the penk In the center of the barn. The wings also are floored over the stables and the cattle shed, so the whole size of the barn Is made In to storage from this floor up. Usual ly straw Is blown Into the wings nt threshing time and the center of the burn is filled with hay. There are feed racks running the whole length of the stock shed. Over these feed racks are chutes to let the liny or other roughnge down from the big mow so that the racks are easily filled at feeding time. At the same time nay Is let down in the feeding alley on the side of the barn for the dairy cows. It Is better not to have any direct connection between the cow stable and the overhead stomge. Hay for the horses and straw for horse bedding Is put down another chute In the horse wing. Placing the silo at one corner of the barn makes It easy to feed silage to all of the live stock, because of the manner In which the different alley branch off and extend lu different di rections to reach the mangers. It would be difficult to build a better farm barn where accommodation Is wanted for horses and dairy cows nnd young stock or beef cattle In one building. It is what might be called a general farm stock barn. It holds a great amount of rough fodder, because of the depth of the hay bay. When hay is put Into such a storage mow In the summer time and refilled later, the height Is sufficient to settle the hay very solid In the bottom, so that the space between the ground and the roof ta the center part of this build ing will noifi a large quantity of hay. Considering the size of the barn, (yO by 74 feet, it Is a cheap barn. to build. The construction is very simple. The center part is built with uprights which reach to the plute and the wings are added like sheds, with the excep tion that a solid concrete foundation reaches all the way around, which makes the barn permanent. Such a foundation adds a great deal to the value of the building, both In service and looks. Honoring French Soldiers Of the methods of honoring soldiers for distinguished service on the field of battle, the "fourragers" conferred upon the crack regiments of France Is one of the most original. It consists of a colored cord ending In a brass tag, the name being derived from the French word for a tethering rope for horses. Every officer and man In a regiment rewarded for gallantry In ac tion by the fourragers has the right to wear this cord round the left shoul der. There are two classes of the distinction, one having green and red cord to correspond with the crolx de guerre, and the other being In green and yellow, on the lines of the. rarer medaille milltaire. Ant Eater's Convenience. South America can boast no more remarkable zoological product than the "great ant eater." This interesting mammal has powerful front claws for tearing open anthills and decayed logs, a tongue that Is a foot In length, and a long, bushy tall which, according to native observers, Is used "to sweep tip the ants." In reality the tall Is not employed for any such purpose. It serves for something quite different as one may see when the animal Ilea down. Then the hairs of the tall fall both ways over Its body In such a man ner as to form' a sort of roof thatch; shedding rain and keeping the owner dry In stormy weather. WRAP COATS NEW Half-Length Garments Ara Suit able Fur All Occasions, Sleeveless Coatee Intended to Worn Under Loots Coat or Heavy Fur Mantle. Be Nothing could be more charming than the half-length wrap coats of the present season. They are admirable from every point of view, for not only are thoy original In design, but they are also practical and sultuble for all occasions, says Idulla de Villlers, a I'arls correspondent The sketch shows a warm sleeve less coatee which Is Intended to be worn under a loose motor wrap or under a heavy fur mantle. This lit tle coatee Is exceedingly decorative and It would look delightfully cozy and festive at a restaurant tea or for visiting when the outer mantle wns thrown off. The mntcrlal of this mod- The Sleeveless Coatee. el, which wns designed by Premet, wns velours de lalne In a warm shade of "shrapnel-uray." The coatee was rather short and of "sac" outline, with large gun-metal buttons down the front and trimmings of civet-cat fur. The fact that there were no sleeves permitted the smart blouse under neath to be seen to advantage. A special point connected with this little garment was Its lining, which was made of printed silk which showed dark blue nnd black designs on nn orange ground. Nowadays linings are of the utmost Importance, and since the happenings of this most terrible war have made silken goods chenper than serge or cloth, at least In France, brocades and printed silks are being freely used for linings, even In the case of simple tailored suits. BELTS KNITTED IN SWEATERS Models ef This Kind More Graceful on Slender, Youthful Figures Than on the Large Woman. Many of the new sweaters have the belt knitted In and these models are very graceful on slender, youthful fig ures ; but the large woman looks bet ter In a sweater with separate belt. buttoned or tied like a sash. The lat ter soft of belt may be adjusted to suit tha lines of the figure and the knitted coat does not cling as closely as one with the waistline drawn tn by a purled band. When the belt Is knitted, the slip-on model Is favored and for autumn these slip-on sweaters have sleevee and very often deep- sailor collars. A very good looking model of heavy white- wool Is purle din large ribs the whole length of the sweater. The sleeve set in separately. Is purled al so, and the wide rib makes the sweat er warm and substantial looking for autumn wear. Wide and narrow stripes In purple border the sleeve, the lower edge of the collar and the waist band, which Is set Into the sweater with smaller needles. Brown sweaters are considered smart this season and a popular model Is of brown English mohair wool which has a rough surface like an gora. The belt and trimmings are of brown Scotch wool with stripes In lighter brown. Very high colors are favored In silk iweaters and the best models have a corrugated stitch forming a heavy rib, Sashes are wider than ever and are trimmed with deep fringe ; and sweat er pockets are very large with a point at the lower edge, a covered button finishing the tip of the point FASHION'S FANCIES. New stitches of embroidery are ar ranged to imitate carpet weaving. Two belts, rather narrow, are sup planting the broad single belt, which has been popular for so long on one piece frocks. The tailored suits, dresses and coats ihow combinations of gabardine, serge ind satin trimmed with embroidery. Velvet hats have satin facings. And loft pretty velours have velvet bands. Burnt coque feathers edge chick cha peaux. If mademoiselle does not cure for velvet or satin, there Is hatter's plash h rflv of change. Te Repair Breaks In Lace. Where there are only a few threads broken In Irish or Swiss lace they can easily be repaired with a needle and thread the same size as that used in the manufacture of the lace. Place a tiny knot at the end of the thread on the needle and draw this through the place where the broken thread Joins the body of the lace. .Having done this, draw a succession of loop knots over the floating thread very lightly close te the base. Now follow with ithe new thread the course that the old warn COLO BATH AS BEAUTY AID Woman Who Is Accustomed to Invig orating Shower Finds It Precau tion Against Wintry Blasts. The woman who Is accustomed to a cold shower will find It a great precau tion against the cold of winter. It should be taken the first thing In the morning In a well-warmed bathroom. Some enjoy the tepid shower, which Is afterward allowed to run cold. The cold plunge Is more taxing to the delicate woman, and If a shower la Impossible the cold sponge bath Is Its best substitute, snys a beauty ex pert All of these cold baths shonld be followed by a brisk rubbing with several coarse towels, so as to In sure the healthy glow which Imparts a glorious tinge to the surface of the body. If your flesh Is flabby, after washing the face with warm water and soap, dash the skin with cold water to whlca has been added a teaspoonful of hen zoln. A cold compress around the neck at night will harden the flesh and re move the flabby appearance. There are many women who, when cold weather approaches, put on ar mor-like clothing and shut themselves In almost airtight houses. This Is wrong, of course, both for beauty and health. Some skins are sensitive to cold and direct contact with wintry winds is hard on them; but though your cuticle may be delicate, It need not prevent you from going out. A coat of good skin food, well rubbed In and dusted over with powder, should be applied before leaving the house. HATS FEEL FABRIC SHORTAGE Many of the Sport Variety Made of Chenille and Wool Materials That Simulate Felt As the season advances the diffi culty In procuring felt and velotir shapes becomes more apparent, due to the demands of the army, and many sports hats are being made of wool fabrics that simulate felt, and also of chenille. Sometimes the chenille Is sewed to gether In close rows, nnd agnln a knit ted or crocheted effect Is developed. Fortunately Dame Fashion approves the small and medium-sized hat rather than the big, spreading picture affair. This ruling accords well wllh the fal- rlc shortage, which Is felt fully as much in the millinery field as in the larger one covering coats, suits, etc. Fashion In children's hats vary bat slightly from last j'ear, and even nt the risk of annoying the young rulss, who undoubtedly will feel that she is clearly entitled to a new hat, last sea son's model may be carefully retrim med without anyone outside the fam ily being the wiser I Poke and mush room shapes are the preferred ones for Juveniles. PRETTY ONE-PIECE FROCK i- in., ' itl- ... --s The cne-plece gown promises to be In demand, especially with the woman of slender proportions. The waistline In this Instance Is marked by a sash girdle of self-material with facing of lighter colored silk. The combination here la two tones of brown, the em broidery being worked in the lighter shade. Waists Normal to Long. All dresses except those designed for young girls show either a normal or a long waist line, says the Drygoods Economist. The Various lines for college and high school girls have rather short waists , or by means of wide girdles give a general effect of short waists. The- use of vividly colored plaid silks for trimming these misses' serge dresses seems to be growing In favor. Colors follow close ly those shown in coats and suits, with a leaning, perhaps, of navy and other shades of blue, which are Dot j seen except In a few suits. thread has taken, and do the same with the other loose end, knotting It securely close to the body lace. Cut away the loose ends and the break Is no longer perceptible. Panels en New Dresses. All sorts of panels are being used on new dresses; draped flowing, and beaded apron effects being among the first London (England) post office eta ploys over 40,000 women. Jr srf"1 y" Jft A. 3rr r ---- - '551 if yfrVff-ftafciL ) mm sBrsgai-iii.M ..mmisirisrj CANADA HAS PARK Permanent Playground Estab lished In Rocky Mountains. Hlghest Peak, Glaciers, Forest Tract Streams and Valleys Form Attrac tive Features of the Resort Canada Is following the example nf the United States In setting aside tracts of her Rocky mountain region as per manent playgrounds for the people. The latest of theso Is Jnsper pnrk, far up In the wild Northwest, where the play Ik still too rough to attract any great hordes of urban dwellers, but which Is one of the most beautiful Mta of mountain scenery In the world. The building of the Ornnd Trunk Pndfld railroad had a good deal to do with the setting aside of Jasper park. In Jasper park they have fenced In the highest mountain In Canada, an Im mense trnct of virgin forest and hill country, a miscellaneous assortment of nameless glaciers of various sizes, half a dozen big trout streams nnd num heriess little green valleys that look a fhongh they were laid out by a land scape gardener. Thnt the park Is still difficult of access nnd rolls for pioneer Ing methods In Its exploration Is only another recommendation In the eyes of the lover of the out-of-doors. Ilerej also certain Important rivers take aj humble start In life such prominent! streams as the Saskatchewan and thei Columbia. The hind looks as nntonched and asl primitive as Virginia must have np peared to John Smith, lint as a matter of fact It has a Tong and romantic his tory whose record is still to he writ ten. And mny the mnn who writes It wield a skflful pen and mny he posses a real Imagination, for his snbject de serve It. This region lny for centuries on the boundary of the preserves of two great fur countries the Hudson's I'.ay and the Great Western. Here they fought battles without number for tha trapping rights skirmishes betweem man and man instead of between mU Hons and millions, but all the mora full of daring, of strategy, nnd of ad venture for that. And there, too, was a favorite hunting ground of those free lances of the wilderness, the free traders, who committed the ultimate sin of beiiring allegiance to no com pany, nnd many of whom paid for It with their lives. These cold, green glaciers have seen a thousand thrilling dramas played out yours before thai "explorers" came, for the trappers j were t00 ,nlsy t0 pilhl,sh accolmts 0f: what they found. They were after fur .Nevertheless, In Canada as in thai "states," they were the men who reullyj onened the West. 1 Blind Belief. Swedish Consul Gustuvus Swan suidj in discussing the war: "The exposures from Euenos Aires show thnt Germany believes ull's fa! 3 in love and war. Germany duped ni own government no less thnn the Ar Kt-nuue guvuriiiiieuu j "Germany, It Is clear, believes all'si fair in love and war as blindly asl scientists believe in fucts. Hence she! goes horribly wrong, like the emlnentl New England scientist wrote to Tenny- son one day: . " 'Dear Sir: I find in a recent poeml of yours, entitled "The Vision of Sin,"l tne following unwarranted statement "Kvery moment dies a man nnd everyj moment one Is born." I need hardly point out thnt this calculation, if cor-i rect, would tend to keep the sum total' of the world's population in a state of perpetual equipoise, whereas it Is an established fact that the said popula tion is constantly on the Increase. I would, therefore, suggest that In the next edition of this poem the errone ous calculation to which I refer should be corrected as follows: "Every mo ment dies a man and one and a six teenth is born." I may add thut the exact figures are 1.167, but something must, of course, be conceded to the laws of rhythm.' " Doing Their Bit War tanks carry pigeons for sending out messages in case of need. This is yet another use to which pigeons have been put in this war. The ingenuity of the French in this respect, however, is hard to beat, ob serves a correspondent. In one of onr allies' war museums Is an apparatus which shows how the French have at tempted to get news from their invad ed territories. It consists of a balloon, which carries 40 carrier pigeons. In floating over the land now occupied by the enemy it drops from time to time a little parachute, to which Is at tached a basket containing a carrier pigeon, an aluminium message hold er, several sheets of thin paper, pen cil and detailed instructions for use. The finder of the basket, after writ ing a message, has only to slip it into the holder in the bird's leg and set it free. The homing Instinct then al lows the pigeon to find Its way back to the French lines. Chestnuts to Aid War. 1 British children all over the country wherever the chestnut tree grows are gathering horse chestnuts as told In the Christian Science Monitor. It Is their particular contribution to the winning of the war, for ripe horse chestnuts have been discovered to pro vide a good substitute for the grain which is used in the making of muni tions. It will be quite valuable serv ice, for the computation Is that every; ton of chestnuts will save half a ton' of grain. The gathering Is organized' by committees In connection with the' schools, and woods and lanes see: bands of young patriots enjoying their! "war work" hugely. . Vermont Increases Food. The hope that the appeal for the production of more food might result In some increase of wheat-growing in the East has been Justified in Vermont, It Is estimated that 81,000 bushels of wheat were grown this year, against' 25,000 bushels last year. The Ver monters have also done well along oth er lines, for the estimated yield of corn, wheat, oats, barley and potatoes! In 1917 Is 10,098,000 bushels, compared, with 7.S47.000 bushels In 19M.