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Magazine Department for the
Home Circle
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With Chcerups andtheQuixies
Grace Dliss Steward
44 T AM going to call on Cheerups this
morning,” said Ollie Okapi to
Mrs. Okapi, with a determined air.
“Well, I don’t see why you shouldn’t
go, my dear,” replied Mrs. Okapi,
much to Ollie’s surprise. “I should
think he would be delighted to see
you. This Cheerups person may be
wonderful and helpful and all that,
but when it comes to curiosities, there
isn't one that I know of who can hold
a candle, or a firefly I mean, to you,
Ollie. You are the most oddest —”
“The oddest my dear, the oddest!
I do wish you would be careful of
“Make Yourself Quite at Home,”
Greeted a Small Voice.
your African,” said Ollie gently, for
be was feeling very much flattered.
“Perhaps it would be a treat to him
to see me, now that you speak of it.
Why shouldn’t I do folks a favor
once in a while, when it’s so easy?
That’s a very good idea, indeed,” and
Ollie Okapi strutted up and down as
well as he could for the Great Trees
and the Twisty Vines which got in his
way. “How do you think I look; all
right to start, my dear?”
“Oh, yes, you look very handsome.
Ollie,” cried Mrs. Okapi, turning on
him admiring eyes. “But don’t stay
•way too late or I shall worry.”
“No, I won’t, Mother; good-by!”
and with a whisk of his tail and a
frisk of his heels, the odd Okapi
dashed away through the Woods on
his journey to Cheerups.
"I don’t believe it’s very far,”
thought he to himself, “for the Jungle
and the Deep Forest are really the
same thing. I ought to be finding him
soon. Why, here's a nice little clear
place to stop and look around.”
“It certainly is, sir; make yourself
quite at home,” greeted a small jolly
voice. “I’m Cheerups and on the
lookout for adventures this morning,
but really, I hardly expected—”
“No, of course you didn’t. Mr.
Cheerups,” shouted Ollie joyously.
“I just knew you would be too sur
prised for anything when you saw
me. But you haven’t hurt my feelings
a bit, sir. You couldn’t be expected
to know about me, because I have
only been recently discovered by a
famous explorer. Nobody really
knows anything of my habits except
that I live in the densest part of the
Deep Forest and seem to go about
with my mate only. ‘Two’s company,’
say I. Okapi is my name, Ollie
Fact* about your name; its history; meaning; whence it
was derived; significance; your lucky day and lucky jewel “
'T'HERE Is considerable room for
"*■ doubt in assuming that Nellie is a
derivative or a contraction of stately
Eleanor. Though some etymologists
claim that the former name is evolved
in the lengthy process between the
original Helen and the final Lina,
there are two other sources from
which Nellie might well be sprung
without such a formidable history of
The Dutch have a name which they
call Nelle, meaning “horn,” which is
pronounced the same as our Nellie
and might easily be the direct pro
genitor of this popular little name.
For those who reject this derivation,
there is the German Nelle which has
wide vogue in all countries under Teu
tonic influence. It was evolved
Okapi to my friends, and I hope you
will be one of them, sir.”
"Thank you, thank you, but —
but —” stammered Cheerups. "It’s
your looks. Ollie, that are so confus
ing. You are something like a giraffe,
something like an antelope, something
like a zebra and something like an ox,
and I can’t decide where one begins
and another leaves off.”
By this time Ollie was too pleased
and excited to control himself. He
pranced, capered,»shook his tail and
wiggled his ears with pride and joy.
"I can’t blame you, sir,” roared he
in a boastful tone. "I guess most any
one would be astonished to see the
reddish coat of an ox, the striped legs
of a zebra, the horns of a giraffe and
the general shape of an antelope all
belonging to one animal. Now that
I have given you a treat, sir, I think
I must be going."
"Don’t hurry, Ollie,” said Cheerups,
who had recovered his composure by
this time. “But of course, if you
think Mrs. Okapi would be worried,
you’d better be off. Remember,
“No matter how fine one’s looks or
A boasting manner makes them less.
"Good morning!”
“Now I wonder what he meant,”
mused Ollie Okapi, as he scampered
away through the trees.
(© by Little, Brown & Co.)
<7® HE WHY sf &
THE ouija board is not new —many
of us remember its immediate pred
ecesspr, the planchette. But its pedi
gree can be traced far back of the
planchette, its first "ancestors of rec
ord” being, apparently, the device used
by Hilarius and his fellow conspira
tors to discover who would succeed
the Roman emperor, Valens, who died
A. D. 378. Hilarius, under torture, de
scribed the device used as a little ta
ble with three legs bearing a disc on
which were inscribed the twenty-four
letters commonly used in the Latin
alphabet. The diviner Held over this
table a ring suspended by a thread
and the ring, swaying first to one and
then to another of the letters, spelled
out the answer to the question asked
of “VVeejee.”
With Hilarius the ring spelled out
"Theod —,” whereupon one of those
present cried out "Theodorus.” This
brought Theodorus and the Ouija party
to the executioner. But nevertheless,
Valens was succeeded by Theodosius,
thus vindicating the ouija of the day
in the minds of the populace.
In some analogous for mit has ex
isted ever since. Our ouija board is
inherited direct from the Romans. The
three legs of the board represent, as
Confessed by Hilarius, the three legs
of the tripod from which the Delphic
oracles were delivered, thus connect
ing ouja up with ancient Greek super
stition. The selection of the letters,
as every sensible person knows, results
the quaint English Petronella, a femi
nine name given in honor of Saint
The first Petronella was said to
have been his daughter. For that rea
son the name was exceedingly popu
lar in Spain as Petronilla. In Nor
way it made its appearance as Pet
ronille and was shortened to Nille, a
name which corresponds very closely
to our Nellie.
The bloodstone is Nellie’s talismanlc
gem. It will preserve her health and
protect her from diseases, especially
from those which affect the blood.
Tuesday is her lucky day and 1 her
lucky number.
(© by Wheeler Syndicate.)
Eucalyptus Logs
Eucalyptus logs have never had a
market here, excepting as fuel. For
fuel they have to be cut, split and
piled to season or else they do not
burn well. Dry eucalyptus is fine in
an open grate. The great difficulty is
that most people in the towns now
cook with gas and heat with gas. The
well-to-do who have open grates buy
eucalyptus wood, but the market is not
very active.
The logs have never yet been used
as telephone poles. I think a large
reason for this is the fact that a dry
eucalyptus is very hard and the line
men would experience difficulty in
using climbing spurs.
A few pilings of this kind, used by
a bridge pier builder when he thought
he could cheat a little, proved to be
far more enduring than the ordinary
pilings. I have wondered many times
why eucalyptus pilings were not used
extensively, but it is hard to teach
most folks. —Mr. Harriman, in Adven
ture Magazine.
Stories for the Young Folks—Household Hints for the
Women Readers—Snappy Bits of Humor, etc.
This blond “movie” charmer wa«
recently imported from Budapest, and
has been seen in a prominent produc
tion playing opposite one of the most
conspicuous male stars in motion pic
tures. Miss Banky enjoys the distinc
tion of being the only Hungarian who
has attained prominence in American
pictures. She worked in pictures in
her native land before she was
brought to this country.
from uuconsclous muscular movement
on the part of the operator —to which
a suspended ring was even more re
sponsive than the device used at pres
ent. The rest is merely a survival of
the “spiritism" of primitive man who
sought to account for natural phenom
ena by ascribing it to supernatural
agencies and thus surrounded himself
wdth Invisible spirits he suspect
ed of constantly interfering in his af
fairs and which he was constantly try
ing to bring under his own control by
“trick and device.”
(© by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
7] N
*TT>HE heart of Tinfoil Taper was as
soft as it was large, and, even
when he was without a cent in his
pockets, he never refused to stop to
listen to a hard-luck story.
So now, instead of beating off the
ragged stranger’s detaining hand. Ta
per said benevolently: “What’s wrong,
“Everything,” answered the other
sadly. “My wife is sick and doctor
bills are high, and I have seven young
children with seven young appetites,
and I’m out of a job and the landlord
has served notice that the rent goes
up next month and if I don't pay on
the dot we’ll be evicted.”
His great heart overflowing with
sympathy, Tinfoil Taper shook the
mendicant’s hand warmly.
“I know exactly how you fee!,” he
assured him. “I too am the father of
a large and meat-eating family, and
my wife is sick also, and my rent,
likewise, has been raised and I am
under the necessity of having to pay
or get out. I have a job—l’m a bib
designer —but it only pays $24 a week.
How much do you make begging, if I
may ask a personal question?”
“Not a-tall, certainly. I make as
high as $46 a week on this street, just
working this side alone. I can see
you’ve got a good heart, and if you’d
like to throw up your job and take
the other side of the street, I offer it
to you freely, mister.”
Without more ado, Tinfoil Taper
tore his clothes into appropriate tat
ters, took the other side of the street,
and collected $8 that very afternoon.
(© by George Matthew Adams.)
By John Kendrick Bangs
44TXTHO goes there?” "Mr.
VV Gloom."
"No admittance. No
more room.”
"Who goes there?” "Mr. Care.”
“Keep right on—no room te
“Who goes there?” "Brother
“Come in. Brother—come right
"Bring your family, servants,
There is always room for you.
And what friends are in your
Will receive a welcome hearty.”
(© by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
Vilma Banky
(©, 1925, Western Newspaper Union.)
I do not own an inch of land—
But all I see is mine—
The orchard and the' mowing-fields.
The lawns and gardens fine.
And more magnificent than all.
My window keeps for me,
A glimpse of blue immensity—
A little strip of sea.
A simple dish which is both nourish
ing and easy to prepare is:
fuls each of butter
and flour, cook un
til smooth and add two cupfuls of
milk. Stir the sauce into the salmon,
add the peas and put into a buttered
baking dish, cover with buttered
crumbs. Be sure the salmon is well
seasoned and add a little lemon juice
to give zest. Bake or steam until
well heated through. If desired the
white sauce may be added to the sal
mon and part of it to the peas, the
salmon molded in a loaf and the peas
served poured around it. Unmold on
a platter and garnish with parsley.
Apple Sponge.—Pare, core and cook
six tart apples to a pulp. Rub through
a sieve. Mix two tablespoonfuls of
flour and three of cold water, add one
fourth teaspoonful of salt and a cup
ful of boiling water. Add the apple
pulp, one teaspoonful of lemon juice
and sweeten to taste. Beat well, re
move from the heat, add three egg
yolks, well beaten. Fold in the stiffly
beaten whites of the eggs and bake in
a shallow dish until puffed and brown.
Asparagus Omelet.—Beat until light
the whites and yolks of three eggs sep
arately. Into the yolks stir three
tablespoonfuls of water, one-fourth of
a teaspoonful of salt and a few dashes
of white pepper. Fold in the whites
of the eggs. Melt a tablespoonful of
fat in an omelet pan and turn in the
mixture. Cook on the top of the stove
until well cooked on the bottom then
finish cooking in the oven. Have ready
a sauce prepared from the liquor of
the asparagus, using half liquor and
half milk, add butcer and flour to make
a rather thick sauce, season well, add
the asparagus tips and pour over and
around the omelet when ready to
Post Roast.—Take strips of the
round from the top of the leg, cut into
even-sized strips and on each place
a strip of fresh fat pork. Skewer
with toothpicks, brown in a little hot
fat, then add seasonings and a little
kettle or iron frying pan and simmer
for several hours. Serve with baked
Tips for the Tea Table.
We are becoming more and more in
favor of the afternoon tea habit,which
Bis such a custom
in England. There
is something very
cheery about a
cup of tea served
in a pleasant
room with a snap
py, sociable fire
burning in the
grate. It is not necessary to be en
dowed with much of this world’s
goods to feel that a cup of tea to a
friend is not an extravagance. The
housewife with no maid will not find
such entertainment burdensome, with a
tea wagon one trip from the kitchen
will be sufficient. If one con brew the
tea on the tea table, it furnishes enter
tainment, for we all enjoy things in
the process of making.
In most homes there is a cooky jar
and one of doughnuts; a few of the
doughnuts sugared just before serv
ing, will be all that is required with
the cup of tea. Sandwiches are al
ways nice and if one has time, the
open sandwiches prepared and ready
to serve are most attractive.
It is wisdom to eat very lightly of
any afternoon repast, so it will not
spoil the appetite for dinner; so very
small servings of any dainty food are
the rule in most homes.
If inclined to advoirdupois, omit the
cream and take the lemon, pineapple
or a bit of sliced orange in the tea.
As sugar is always used by some, try
rubbing the cubes on the well-washed
skin of an orange or lemon and grat
ing out the essential oil of the fruit
into the sugar. It will add a most at
tractive flavor to a cup of tea.
Lemon Butter. — Into the upper part
of a double boiler put two cupfuls of
sugar and one cupful of butter with
the grated rind of three lemons.
Cream together, setting over the hot
water. Add the juice of the three
lemons and stir until well mixed.
Beat with an egg beater until smooth,
this makes a delicious spread for
/Hees of sponge cake, buttered bread
for sandwiches, and is a well-liked
pudding sauce. It will keep in the ice
chest and be ready for any occasion.
For dessert maple ice cream or
plain vanilla ice cream with any kind
of a sauce is easy to serve; the cream
may be sent in just at the time of
serving, the sauce prepared and ready.
If chocolate sauce is used it is liked
hot; maple cakes to serve with the
cream may be either angel food,
sponge cake baked in fancy shapes or
cut into cubes, or oblong, frosted and
decorated with any simple or elab
orate candles of different colors.
K/TOST people think of leprosy as a
disease that existed only in Bib
lical times. Those who know the
Bible (and unfortunately, they are by
no means as numerous as they used
to be) know that Moses, in his instruc
tions to the Children of Israel, gave
minute and lengthy directions for the
care and especially the isolation of the
leper. From the amount of time he
devotes to this subject and the de
tail with which he describes it, it is
evident that the disease was a com
mon one and that it was greatly
Whether the disease described In
the Old Testament was the same as
leprosy of today is a difficult ques
tion and one over which many ex
perts have argued. That leprosy or a
very similar disease existed for cen
turies among the Jews, the Arabs, the
Egyptians and the Syrians, there is
little doubt.
Apparently, the disease spreads
very slowly and comes and goes in
waves. Celsus, a distinguished Roman
physician who lived about the time
of Christ, says that it was practical
ly unknown in Italy In his day, al
though we know that it was very com
mon in Palestine at that time. Ap
parently, it later spread slowly but
steadily all over Europe. The people
in Europe could not drive the poor
lepers out to live in caves, as they
did in the milder climate of Judea.
They had to build some kind of shelter
for them. So they established what
were called leprosariums all over Eu
rope, just as we have built tubercu
losis sanitariums all over our country.
In 1229, some church authority or
dered a list compiled of all the hospi
tals for lepers and it was found that
there were over 19,000 of which 2,000
were in France alone. So the number
of lepers at that time must have been
very great. In the Fourteenth century,
the disease began to decline, no one
knows why, and today it is only
found in a few localities with scat
tered cases all over the world.
—Lucy Larcom.
Baked Salmon
With Peas.—Take
one can of salmon
and one can of
green peas. Pre
pare a white sauce
of two tablespoon-
Information furnished by 170 com
panies in 23 states and employing
over 1,000,000 persons, says the re
port, shows that the average amount
of defective sight amounted to 44.3
per cent.
This means that nearly half of the
employees of these companies had
some form or amount of defective eye
sight. But defective vision is a rela
tive matter. Its effect on one’s work
depends largely on the nature of the
work. A man might not have good
enough eyes to do steel engraving,
watch repairing or wood carving and
yet be thoroughly fitted for forms of
work which only require good or fair
general vision.
But even making all allowances for
the different degrees of vision re
quired for different kinds of work,
any large amount of defect of sight
must mean slower work, loss of time
and spoiled material.
If every one knew exactly what was
his degree of vision and would select
a form of work for which his eyes fit
ted him, there would be comparatively
little trouble. But many people have
defects in vision of which they are
entirely unconscious. Not knowing
that their eyes are poor, they make
mistakes which they attribute to other
If your work troubles you, have
your eyes examined and see if they
are all right.
On the roof of an old manor house
in Oxfordshire one may find a dog
kennel. The kennel was never In
tended for a dog, however. It was
built by the owner of the house for
his brother. The two had fallen out
over a woman.
Lemons should be warmed before
using, then rolled with the hand until
soft. This will mean twice as much
juice and much flavor.
Editor of "HEALTH”
(©. 1»Z&, Western Newspaper Union.)
But it still exists. Dr. Harry Farmer,
secretary of the American Mission
to Lepers says that there are still
about 2,000,000 lepers, of which 1,000
are in this country. The United States
public health service maintains a
leper hospital in Louisiana at which
lepers from all over the country are
cared for at public expense.
Leprosy is caused by a germ which
was discovered in 1871 by Hansen. It
probably enters the body through the
nose. Formerly hopeless, it can now b(
cured in many cases by injections ol
chaulmoogra oil.
CO MUCH has been said about de
fects of vision among school chil
dren that many persons have gotten
the idea that it Is only in school life
that poor sight is of any importance
and that after the child has passed
the school age no further attention
needs to be paid to his eyes. This is
a serious mistake. Attention was first
drawn to the vision of school children
on account of the absurdity of spend
ing money for schoolhouses, books
and teachers and then sending chil
dren to school whose sight was so
poor that they couldn’t see well
enough to learn anything.
But poor vision is not confined to
the schoolroom by any means. It is
almost as common among workers as
it is among school children and as an
adult’s time and labor is of far more
value than those of a child, it Is the
cause of much greater loss.
Like many other of our wasteful
habits, it was not suspected until it
was looked for. A recent survey of
the eyes of employees made by the
Eyesight Conservation Council of
America shows how common are de
fects of vision among industrial work
ers of all classes.
Again, the Woman
Before Cutting
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«—A noise of applause
11— -To prepare for publication
12— Though (contraction)
14— To peel
15— A cooking Teasel
18—A weapon
IS—A kind of customary payment by a
tenant (old English law)
IP One who chirps
21—To exist
23 One who gives an entertainment
24 Another form of “I”
25 To drink with the tongue
27 To twang
28— A meadow
2P—A metallic compound
36—A division in the hair
31—One hundred and fifty-one (Roman
32—A god in Assyrian myth
36 One hundred and two (Roman
37 While
38 One who makes illegitimate use
of public funds
40— A preposition
41— A certain kind of robber (plural)
42 Anger
48—A capuchin monkey
48—Went to court to gain legal re-
50— That girl
51— Beholds
52 Repairs
53 An important organ in the body
1— State or quality of being a repub-
2 Fuss
B—A hole in the ground
4 That thing
5 Highways
7 Horse power (abbr.)
8— To consume
9 Epoch
10—One who believes in recreation
12—A kind of fabric
When the correct letters are placed In the white spaces this puzzle will
spell words both vertically and horizontally. The first letter in each wor4 is
indicated by a number, which refers to the definition listed below the puzzle.
Thus No. 1 under the column headed “horizontal” defines a word which will fill
the white spaces up to the first black square to the right, and a number under
“vertical” defines a word which will fill the white squares to the next black one
below. No letters go in the black spaces. All words used are dictionary words,
except proper names. Abbreviations, slang, initials, technical terms and obso
lete forms are indicated in the definitions.
I WAS to meet Packard at the corner
of Fifth avenue and Forty-second
street at half-past five. The streets
are crowded at such a time; no where
else in the world have I seen such con
gestion. Paris, London, San Francisco
are deserted villages as compared with
these crowded thoroughfares of New
York when offices and business houses
pour out their quotas at closing time.
I am always fascinated yet almost
overwhelmed by such a crowd —un-
counted thousands of them there are
of all classes of society, of all nations,
of every belief and unbelief known to
man. What do they all do to keep
themselves alive? Where are they all
going now and in the years to come?
They seem like a group of ants whose
nest has been disturbed and who are
struggling to get under cover.
The hopelessness of it all depresses
me as the minutes pass, and I stand
there waiting while the interminable
procession moves on. How can any
one ever hope to pull himself out of
this engulfing commonplace and rise
above such a crowd? It seems as Im
possible as to stem Niagara.
And yet Jacob Riis did it. ,Friend
less, alone, pitifully poor—l wonder
what it would mean to be penniless
and friendless in New York —he made
himself one of the first Americans,
and he came to be listened to by hun
dreds of thousands and to be wel
comed at the tables of the most dis
tinguished citizens of this country.
Edward Bok did it, and the influ
ence of what he did has spread over
the entire world.
Andrew Carnegie did it, and amassed
one of the largest fortunes ever made
even in this day of the unprecedented
accumulation of wealth.
How did they struggle from out the
crowd? Not by luck or chance or by
meeting unusual opportunity. What
opportunity they found they made.
Energy, unwavering industry, and un
questioned integrity is the explana
tion of their success. None of them
had the rigid training of the schools
or the intellectual advantage that
comes to the college graduate, but
Uncle Sam Breeds Bugs
In a strange nursery on the banks of
the Potomac the United States govern
ment keeps a host of fleas, mosqui
toes, mites and flies. When fully
grown they serve to test poisons that
are sold throughout the country for
extermination of Insects, says Popular
Science Monthly. Among the most val
ued assistants on the bug farm are
four dogs, two cats, and 125 chickens,
which produce bumper crops of fleas
and mites for the tests.
(Copyright, 1926.)
13—A species of stonecrop
16— A store
17— A place for writing
IP Cases (abbr.)
20—Right (abbr.)
24—To deserve
26—A common article of food am
the Hawaiians
28—A resinous substance secreted
a scale insect
32 Dry
33 A girl's name
34 To make a sound
35 A kind of grass
practitioner (abbr.)
39—Rupees (abbr.)
43 To regret
44 Even (abbr.)
46 A large body of water
47 “Aero”
49—Delivered (abbr.)
51—A point of the compass
The solution will appear in next isi
Solution of Last Week’s Puzzle.
each took time to think and acted
upon his thought.
Packard came along shortly and
took me to his office in one of the
buildings where the cliff dwellers stay.
He has a miniature crowd of em
ployees himself busied with a thou
sand details unintelligible to me.
“Whatever becomes of them?’’ I
ask as I look around at the myriad of
faces young and old. “Do they ever
pull themselves out of the crowd?’’
“Some do, but not many,” he re
plied. “The majority stay where they
are, and never get beyond the com
“Because they are without am
bition ; they don’t use their brains;
they are not willing to do more work
than they are paid to do. Any nor
mal person can get out of the crowd
if he will.”
And I believe it.
(©, 1925. Western Newspaper Union.)
Didn’t See Why Jim
Wanted That Library
Publisher John Doran of New York
said at a literary luncheon at the Al
gonquin :
“What with the radio and golf
and dancing and the movies, people
don’t read as much as they used to.
“A rich man the other day was
giving orders to his architect about a
forty-room country house he was going
to build.
“ ‘And don’t forget to put me in a
library,’ he said, ‘a nice, big, airy
library with plenty of windows
and —’
“But the rich man’s wife Interrupt
ed him here.
“ ‘Pshaw, Jim,’ she said, ‘what do
you want with a library? You know
you never smoke.’ **
No Power of Expansion
There Is no power of expansion in
men. Our friends early appear to us
as representatives of certain ideas
which they never pass or exceed. They
stand on the brink of the ocean of
thought and power, but never take the
single step that would bring them
Time to Think About
“The future always looks bright, but
It never comes,” is an old saying.
Then why not concentrate upon mak
ing the present bright? A happy pres
ent is more profitable than a dazzling
future or a glorious past.
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Mabel —How is your husband get
ting on with his golf?
Alice —Oh, very well indeed. The
children are allowed to watch hint

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