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: r t ttr.- at Eaek U. m .J iM wCr,M4ir tU act , ' of ttarch B, 1171 . W. FCTXSX CO, ZuVtohwt. ran Pnsa, (M I MdwlTriy MtUee at the tnwUwttaa a all am flipslrfcra endMcd to 4 OTtarwtM rwUlirt la tan paper aaa ala Uw vESai Rata Leased Win Bcport T'aar Audit Bcreu of circulations. C fsJal Paper City of Bxk Island. ,., i .... . ta oa x C. Watson. z80 ruth ATetraa. Allen. ieJO People lia tuas. 3t : THURSDAY, AUGUST 12,' 1930. 'mm the AiAa at March St. 120 .' ' "TW Arm araeeferta will be an aeaaaasas arwayaaer,' aabiaatsl br aartisaa tlca, m.tim aoa raaar taj state IM hoaest convictions la lataNM at Uia eaaua welfare." - , Hi""" Eugene V. Debs says be will conduct bis Aipalgn for president from his cell .in the aata prison. His 'decision, however, is not a to an? dislike of traveling.. , 'Two thousand motion picture operators 2Va struck in New York. Guess what (or? Tty nofe money of course. If they get it, oa will pay It at th box office, all right. ' I General Wood was right in denouncing the of 'armed strike breakers to run Denver treat ears and the employes of the company 11J be upheld by public sentiment in their re Ml to return to work on terms which Ignore 4" Tight of collective bargaining. V Cheaper sugar seems to be on 'the way, New Jock dealers predicting that it will be selling J 13 to 15 cents a pound within a fortnight. Tot the least pleasing feature to the ordinary Jisuiner who has been skimping along on hort rations is the prospective discomfitureof osa. wbo bave paid 20 to 30 cents a pound for Ippllet several times greater than their im mediate needs and who now have a surplus on 'aa.-"- v . ' -. I Five Uttered German warships which have 1st arrived to be displayed for a year.in 'nlted States ports before being -destroyed ill, bring home to hundreds of thousands of vericans a forceful impression of the price "U Germans are paying for undertaking to their dream of world conquest a reality. JWs'quadron and others like it distributed in errors 04 the allied nations is all that is left the fighting fleet of, what only a few years id was me second sea power. -A year hence Aese hulks, only one of which was able to cross Atlantic under Its own power, wilf be taken at In the ocean and sunk, meeting1 the fate iat Is In store for all the other captive ves la, and then the once great German navy Till be but a memory. T r- -- ' tck of rtst tey ar alaaaej to tarn "m daaca." pf wtrai some, perhaps a coaeM erable Banastaca, vara aot slackers te fact, bat bat bats made appear eo'by clerical arrora la names or endrfe, arrr removals for legiflauUe atffaoaea. Not a few vera ae taally Is th arnica at tha time the draft UaU wet made ap. J - , ! It la on accoant of these that .the war de partment is hesitating to print tha names that it haa oa file. Every chance to to be given to .those under suspicion to submit evidence to clear their records before they are publicly characterized as aUckers. Every man who has reason to suspect that lila name wju registered with a draft board to which he made no report, owes it to himself and hie i family, provided he has valid excuse, to make every effort to pat himself right without delay. ; . ' This la no trivial mater. Once branded as a slacker, a chap's chances for success in this life will be materially lessened It will be hard, perhaps impossible, to show later that an error was made or a wrong done. Certainly the road to positions of public trust and honor will be closed, and private employers always will be suspicious of the loyalty and. honesty of a man so marked. It is 'hard enough making one's way in this life without any unnecessary handicaps and the man who fails to take every precaution to protect hi? good name is short sighted indeed. The Fall of Ponzi. Charles Ponzi, ex-convict, will lose much of that popular hero glamor he gained as a mush room 'financier, and it wilt be a good thing for the country. Publicity of the exploits of Ponzi no doubt is justified from a news standpoint, for readers literally "eat it up," but , it lias done a .good deal of harm. In these days of hectic financier ing, when the thoughts of so many run to speculative, rather than to productive enter prises, the story of Ponzi certainly does not help to turn the public mind back toward legitimate pursuit of the honest dollar and wise and conservative investment of the same. In spite of much bitter human experience in losses and disappointments and the warnings and admonitions of the financially sophisticated there "are still many in this country who cling to the belief that somewhere there is a good fairy in human form who has the power and the will to turn their dollars into' eagles for them if given the opportunity. Ponzi, in the light of the earlier stories con cerning his amazing success, seemed to be the long sought Midas. The mystery which sur rounded his transactions only added to the gen eral interest and the deception. ' He was be sieged by new clients and all over the country people set about trying to imitate his method. Speculative fever rose to new heights. But now Ponzi is branded as a criminal. Not only is he less than a "god, but he is unfit to be trusted by self respecting humans. The i iridescent bubble he blew has been pricked and hundreds of thousands will wonder how they could have been so silly as to believe in his magic. 0 .' ' -' . ; points, and ka MaU tw received plaaiaa much' more eeilatrta teaa. tha AoatsUf? adulation with which he was greeted, whea he risited Baropa. Mr. Camming does not eacj ceeeT in convincing thoughtful people that the Lodge reservations were of serious detriment to tha treat', or likely to impede the beneficial workings of a league of nation, any mora than Mr. Lodge has succeeded in convincing that same daea of readers and thinkers that tha de termined position of Republican senators under his leadership had saved the United States from the imminent peril of being drawn into a mael strom of international adventures' against the country's will and to its inevitable destruction. In the main,' the reservations were not harm ful to the treaty, and they' may have been useful as explaining the position of the United states. The. thing that has been harmful to this country and to the world, haa been the deadlock, between the president and the senate. Party spirit in such a matter aa the discussion of the treaty was not Justifiable and a com promise ought to have been reafched promptly. Election As a Mandate. (Evansville Courier.) .' The election of Governor Cox will be re garded by the United States senate as a man date from the people to ratify he treaty of peace with -Germany, and to join the League of Nations. , ' The election of Harding, will mean well, what will at mean? Certainly the senatorial battalion of death will regard it as a rejection of the League of Nations by the American people and it may be strong enough In the senate . to prevent a twoyhirds ratification of the treaty. In spite of the hopes to the contrary of such friends of the league as former President Taft, the overwhelming probabilities are i that the election of Harding will keep this country out of the League of Nations. ' I cy' vJW-UK-i DRAW Mix L'j The Food Supply. (Detroit News.) That the agricultural -population of the country haa suffered a very marked decrease during the past ten years Is a most significant and interesting phenomenon. And unquestion- life. A still more informative test like something under a gate that makes more noise than a pig con sists of running up two such flights of etairs. After the immediate ac- ably, if the facts were known, the unusual and'Y"c,r T v 7 , Z I . V E .T . . duced has passed (which should extraordinary part of the exodus from the be ,witnin three minutes.' or better farms has taken place since t,he beginning of within one and a half minutes) and Tha Stair-Case Test, . After all. there is a lot of satis faction in ' knowing positively whether one has 60 per cent or 90 per cent or 100 per cent health. A boy or young .man who known he can use his two fists if necessary to defend himself or in defense of a principle who knows this from the lessons in boxing which every well educated young man. should have is a manlier and better boy than the one who has not been taught the art He has more quiet confidence in himself and he will meet a situation which is -too much for his untrained competitor in ac tual fife. Likewise, the individual' who knows, from the result-of ac curate tests, applied by a health expert, that he is up to par, physi cally or functionally, rather, is a greater success in actual life than the. individual who is not so well acquainted with himself. j rn.h nf tha bestv tests' nf an indi- vidual's efficiency, pointing partic-rap ularly to the cardiovascular sys tem (heart and arteries) 'but -in a general way to the whole systemic state as well, is the staircase test This is made as follows: v- Count the pulse after you have been sitting at rest 15 minutes or longer. Tbjen quickly run up a flight of from 15 to 18 steps, and immediately count again. The nor mal average increase in pulse rate in the seconds immediately follow ing this amount of exertion is not or more forcetal heart action fol lowing sudden brisk exertion, with the pulse slowed down or slowing down toward the normal resting rate, is proof of the functional ca pacity of the heart to respond to exertion and if yon have this proof yon need not worry . about, any murmur, valvular leakage or any othersign of heart disease the doctor mav bava discovered. Tour heart is functionally normal and that is the .important thing. SeapBox Test. A simoler test of the functional reaction of the heart to exercise Detroit, Mich, Aug. 10. The re vival . of spiritualism, which has flared np so unexpectedly since the war, finds its fullest expression in Detroit. There is probably more communication with tha beyond Igoing on here than in any other city in the country certainly 11 has the greatest number of spirit ualistic societies. Advertisements of their myster ious doings fill a whole column in the-local newspapers. "Dont fail to hear Professor Handle's essay on the 'Power of Vision,'," reads ne of these, "also spirit raps loud max be made by standing oeiore aim soan-box or chair. 18 inches higfcTTand distinct within the human and stenoinR up on it and down again five times in 15 seconds by the watch. Both feet must be brought up on the box 'and down on the floor each time. The pulse rate should not increase more than 25 beats in the minute after this exertion and should return to the standing rate before the minute is Questions and Answers. Will the Baby Be Cross-Eyed? Does it make a baby cross-eyed to look over his head. Our baby'looks over his head when there isn't any one standing there. MRS. G. R. P. Answer No. The baby is mere ly looking the place over in that bewildered way one does on com ing to : fter an operation or a left hook under the chin. Don t worry. Pretty soon he'll get his bearings and then he will keep the rest of more than 25 beats in the minute. If the increase in pulse rate ex-! the family cross-eyed. ceeds 25 beats, there's something radically wrong with -your health Cough Medicine Last winter we and when your doctor has deter-, found a recipe for a harmless cough mined that there is no serious les-1 medicine in your column. We tried ion reauirins treatment you had 1 it and found It very effective. We better get busy and come back to ! bave lost the formula and am writ- it contamea soaium ing you for it ' peppermint flaxseed, lemon juice. We've forgotten how much. 3. L. W. Answer Sodium citrate 1 ounce Glycerin 1 ounce Juice of one lemon Whole flaxseed 1 dram (Teaspoonful.) . Printing Names of Slackers. Fairness to the men who did their duty in e service demands some action against tho Uful slackers in the World war. Publication I their names is the least that can be done and artainly that is Justified in all cases where the cords are clear. - I No less than ,173,911 names appear in the department rollsas those of men who es "ejl the draft. Most of them deliberately klrked , their responsibilities as .citizens roagh cowardice, laziness, cupidity or for the With Other Editors The League Issue. ' , .- (Review of Reviews.) It is going to be very difficult in this cam paign for the cool headed and well informed cit izen to arouse himself to any "lury of bitter feeling over either side of the controversy about the League of Nations. All leading Demo crats and all leading Republicans alike in pri vate conversation, so far as we are aware, admit that if the president had remained in the White house and sent a wisely -selected group of peace commissioners to join in the confer ence at Paris and in the conclusions at Ver sailles, he could have dominated the framing of a treaty probably more satisfactory to him than the one he brought home, and further, he could have secured its immediate ratification. It would have been based upon his fourteen the European war in 1914. The simplest and most apparent explanation is doubtless eufficj lent to account for this movement it is purely economic And in this fact lies the hope that it will not run to an extreme which will be menacing. For, contrary to a very large body of theory which is glibly set forth on every, hand, there ; is as yet no evidence that the shift has re sulted in a' lessening of the food supply in this country. It has not in fact, even reduced the volume of those supplies which the country has offered for export. 'JThe agricultural industry has not fallen down on the job though it has sent into other industries a very important quota of most efficient workers. - The rise in the price of farm products has rbarely kept pace with th general advance in prices and every special bid for a particular article has met the response of generous offer ings. Such a fact is a remarkable testimony of the enormous resources of this.the greatest of American industries. TJie fact is that in the days when America's farm population was so much larger than at present, but a mere frac tion of the products of the farm ever reached market at all. The prices offered for the goods the farmer Aad to sell called out only the best of his stock and that which.-was inferior or which was grown in too great abundance, fre quently was permitted to waste because its har vesting did not pay the cost of the labor. The American nation is a long way from the hunger line still, but its thought for a better food supply may well be directed to giving to the farmers a better -show inthe markets, a more efficient system of distribution and trans portation and a larger share of the money which the consumer pays fofMhe farmers' pro ducts. There will always be farmers enough to feed all workers in other legitimate lines. during the slowing of the pulse the 1 Spirits (oil) of peppemint 4 drops force of the heart beat becomes noticeably greater. You will feel the thump, thump of the . heart against your ribs when the pulse has almost or quite returned to its Water 1 pint Steep the flaxseed in the water 20 minutes, strain, add the other in gredients. Dose for adult table spoonful; for child, teaspoonful, Frederic Haolxin's Letter . C a The Shady-Side of Detroit. normal resting rate. This stronger i evSry two hours. L What's In A Name? I (Copjrriiht. 1913. br that Wheeler Sjndicat. Inc.) jMARSHALLJ a - f EE WMMJT PALMS OR APPLE TREES. By Myrta Alice Little. Copyright, 1920, by Wheeler Syn dicate, Inc.) "So you think you're tired of the ast and ns easterners, and you're wing us ror the foggy Pacifier Molly flecked her blue-black curls way from her saucy' little face, Ittea Len s rough gray sleeve and ailed up into his eyes. ' "You think I'm funny, don't yoa, to want to go? Why, it's the ABC of a life time. I've always ad about the palms and miles of aaa and" "And earthquakes and desert nnmers," muttered Leonard Rav, easily. "Now uncle's got me that candy "Ana place with the nice manager isn t any reason why I JonUn't go. And he's even sht 7 tare both ways," Molly went on tt Len hadn't thrown the colli iter over her dream. Pm a reason why," Len pro ated solemnly. "Nice managers W In it! The nifty brown, low in th apple orchard is -lug. Molly. Your starting off "ing to mean wo can't be mar t before fall and " I never promised, Len. I always d to se something df the A Urn, anyway. You said the "low waa a good investment" .oa know what kind of an in nt I meant, Moll," Leonard I her. . "Wait and maybe we can - West together some time. You'll I things different : out ' there, ill get homesick for the apple -1 Will not!" Molly laughed. -I 4 to lad things different" Then ided without the least malice v world.' "I want to find folks -Ctoo." T are, I've heard,- Lea re I V-iafijn -If you want the U sive you, aad that's all, . toSL You needn't think v, to and a man out thers -- er thaa I dov It "You funny boy!! Molly laughed but she was thinking rieht hard. The next week Molly Saunders started on the Journey of her life, waving,cheery good-bys to the fam ily, but seeing longest under the tindery station roof the sober face or Leonard Ray as it still pleaded for her not to go. "He's a selfish old thing," Molly told herself, as she watched the dingy city roofs and then the soft green fields and. white birches and apple trees slip by. A tear stole down her pink cheeks and landed on her white cotton gloves., "I'd like to know what I'm crying for. Because he gave me the preserved ginger and the silk stockings mayoe, she pondered. Then, "it's Just like a moving picture out the window. Only I'm moving Instead of it. Isn't it grand!" - By the third day the grandness had begun to palL The monotonv of the wide prairie country, the hot stuffiness of the cars,and the lone liness pelted at Mollys staunch liUle heart till she almost wished she hadn't come. The folks who spoke to her talked too much, about cities and lobster salads, and the folks she'd like to talk to looked million-airy. The dining car was the joliUest reelingest place ever, and the little silver plates swal lowed so many of Molly's shabbv bills that she finally-stayed away and munched nuts squirrel fashion and sobfully. The nights were preKy bad, too. A moving picture for a bed was not so thrilling, after all. As she n eared her Journey's end Holly began to grow actually frightened, but she didnt know why. She sou Id see so far and it seemed as if the good old Atlantic must be over yonder, and it sever was only more wild sweeps of land sua parch, brown. Oat so different from the hard, scary mountains thai had hesa tarsals. ing to tumble down oa th trsJa. am an nam bit ainar w rraaa taa jaaugglr UtUe httia aad ar-i trees autauutau ' i .... m".1. wn it to be different" i warned her about; she had all the Molly told herself bravely. "But) candy she could eat; the homey life ' , " wao Kouig to oe; at ner aunt s, -j&esides the attention or Norton Frost But with all this lonely different' Uncle and aunt met her at the station and hardly gave her ' a chance to get the awfully sticky black washed off and a fresh blouse on before they took her to the candy store. "They're short of help, and the manager, Norton Frost, is keeping the place open for you. iYouIve got to pitch right in," said unci!. And Molly pitched In bravely, learning candy. candy prices, candy smiles and sweltering in the new kind of heat that seemed to be wilt ing her to a frazzle. What a stuffy piace me city was! And foggy; and juoiiys throat got lumpier and lumpier, and she couldn't tell for the life of her why. Then one evening, out in City park, like a storybook exactly, the great Nor ton Frost asked little Molly to marry him, and he told her about the white buugalow in the suburbs where they would live, with the oranges and figs and nectarines and tree-high rose bushes in their baci yard, and no earthquakes or thun der showers jever, and delicious, cool evenings, and "It's what I've always dreamed about," sighed Molly. "All those then it never rained. Umbrellas! things and a real son of the golden ra nnlv Hawaii tm XU ' , I . . . . e ULU were only needed for Molly's tear- iui nignts alter she went to bed funny tears; almost as if their owner were homesick. And wasn't the city packed! No extra room, like Len's fields and meadows. But Norton Frost, manager, was nice and jolly and western. There was that to be thankful for. The second week he asked Molly to go to the show with him. She went and cried softly all throueh the big picture because it had; some time together you soft, pretty hills and farmers in it that reminded her well, hills and all of Leonard Ray, whose 'let ter had just about broken her heart that morning, it had been so lone some sounding. - , ' After the first evening, in spite of the tears, Norton took Molly about rather often to quaint restaurants and theatres and parks, with the palms and miles or roeesr and to museums that had all the wondrous things Molly had ever dreamed about So Molly Saunders ought to have been happy, especially since the handsome Norton told her oc casionally that he liked her mora and more; and tt had always been ta secret wis, of Molly'a roman tic UtUe heart to marry a real live westerner. But, with all this, K-!. a-faead -htag. -f -. - west for a husband." Norton , laughed. Then it's settled, little Molly, and we can be married in the falir "You mustn't kiss me, ever, Mr. Frost" she stammered. "You aco I I" Molly got on the other side of the cactus. "I've dreamed about all these things, but they were sort of a nightmare, I guess. I'm home sick. I want Leonard Ray and the appie trees, we want to come here see. I Consnella. A name that belongs almost out right to literature is Consuella. It Is generally regarded as French, though in popular usage it has a distinctive English flavor. Very few etymologists list it among fem inine names and it is not possible to trace its evolution. Consuella first gained fames in the time of GeorgeSands (Madame Budevant) In her novels "Con suella' and "La Comptesse de Ru- dolstadt," the heroine was a. Span ish Binger whose noble purity was sustained amidst temptations and along on the wave of popularity which accompanied literary names in England. In this country it achieved no great vogue until the time of the lovely consuena Vanderbilt who married the Duke jf Marlborough, and became chatelaine of one of the noblest houses of Great Britain. The widespread use of Consuella was apparent immediately through out the country. The pearl is Consuella's talis- manic gem and is said to preserve was a psychical research society brain. Greatest phenomena - since 1S48;. other surprises. Come, skep tics. ' Admission, 25 cents, war tax Included." . - - Another invites the public to meetings of the "Rosebud society," which also guarantees messages and spirit raps within the human brain. Still another is the "Sun flower society," which welcomes visitors te its Sunday evening services, with the assurance of a lecture as well as a message for alL There are dozens of them, all apparently modeled after the same pattern, and nearly all of them possessing women pastors. Spirit ualism is one form of religion in which women play the stellar roles, since the shades of the next world seem to prefer them as mediums. Indeed, several of the societies in Detroit are inclined to think that the Creator of the universe may be feminine, scouting the assumption of a masculine Deity as distinctly uncertain if not actually narrow minded. Going After theSpirits. After scanning the long list of advertisements, we finally decided in favor, of attending the services of the "Psychical Research so ciety," which, also spoke of mes sages, but no raps. The meeting was to be held in the G. A- R. hall, which sounded conservative and reliable; so, accompanied by a good-natured Detroit business man, we started forth in search of it, in the hope of obtaining some re ally live gossip from the next world. The hall proved to be a worn and dejected-looking building on a street containing small, cheap shops, and although a cardboard sign tacked crookedly on the wall announced that a meeting of" the "Psychical Research society" was in progress on the top floor, the place appeared quite deserted. After looking about and listening for signs of life, we suddenly dis covered a small sign in a dark cor ner by the elevator, which said 'Three rings for the Psychical Re search society." Accordingly, we rang the elevator bell three times, and in a few minutes it started slowly down the shaft, swinging perilously from eide to side. - "Maybe that's due to psychic vi brations," suggested our friend, who had not been much impressed with all therecent ghostly mani festations which have been occur ring throughout the country. A small man, with a round, bald bead and faded, drooping mus tache, opened the door of the eleva tor cage, assuring ns that there her charm and bring her friends and admirers. Monday is her lucky disallusions. Consuella was swept day and seven her lucky number. UgartjpHome 5X 1 MR. ELIZABETH THOMPSON shouldn't have ,let yon take me Pisces, oecause all The time I've been imagining you were Len and " "I'm from Boston, anyway, Molly.". laughed Norton Frost easily, "You're not losing much of a westerner. Might call on you some time when I'm .east Lea Ray is an Id friend of 'mine. He told me to keep an eye on you and give yon a good time; but he's been missing yon lately pretty bad. ao I thought I'd betUir make you see now yon really relt, about things?' Molly recovered from the amaz ing deluge with remarkable calm, aad in a ridiculously short time toofc tha fastest crosa-conttaeBt train to Leonard Ray and that orowB imnraiow in tha - anala OKattra aad the heat littla town in hare a good time with all young Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a girl twenty-one. years of age and go with a fellow the same age. I have a good education and have traveled a great deal and have gone with several different ' fellows steady, but I never was in- love be fore. I find myself loving this fel low so much that I cannot stand to auit him. He loves me and . shows it In every way. It seems he almost idolizes me, but people tell me he is tough. Some one is con tinually knocking him and it hurts me more than I can tell. His people are wonderful and I love them, too, but I am afraid peo ple will talk about me if I continue to go with him. He treats me won derfully and has shown himself to be a gentleman in every way. I go with other men, but I can't care for anyone else as much as I do him. We seemed to love each other from the first I am a poor girl and my reputation means so much to me. Would you advise me to give him up because of his reputation when I know our love is pure and he treats me with the greatest respect? v BLACK-EYED SUSAN. I would not advise you to drop the man if he turns over a new leaf and his conduct is irreproachable. People will notice the change in him and they will respect you, for they Will know you were the cause. Your great love may prove to be infatuation. Be very cautious now. Waits few months .before you permit him to talk of love to you. Without a doubt he idolises you because you are good and pure; the man who has sacrificed his right to a pure woman longs for her all the more. The young man you care for may! be very magnetic ana iascinaie you for the time being. Be sure that you have congenial tastes. . If be continues to live as he has beendoing, exciting .the contempt of respectable people, by all means give him up. You cannot afford to sacrifice your good name. Dear Mrs. "Thompson: I am a girl of eighteen, have light hair, blue eyes-and a fair complexion. I have very abort, thick, curly hair aad wear it in curls from six to twelve. Do you tank I am too old for that style? I have several admirers, burrmly sue that I know I care for. - Do yon thiak I should Just care for hla or man for one and a half years and corresponded with him constantly. He seems to really care for me at times, and then again he seems in different That makes me like him the more, because he keeps me guessing. Do you think he loves me? A GIRL IN LOVE. Yes, you are too old to wear your hair as you say. If you pinned the curls on top of your head it would look all right I imagine from what you say that your hair is al most bobbed in length. Older wo men sometimes look'well with their hair bobbed, but a girl who is Jusfi pdi uuuuuuoti iooks awxward with her hair combed as she combed it in childhood. - Have a good time with different young men. Probably the young man you care for is too voung to be in love and realizes the fact Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a young girl seventeen years of age. When I (was a child in school there was a boy two years older than I whom I always liked better than the rest When we left school he went with me quite a long time Then he went away to a city to work. He wrote quite often and finally he came back to his old home for a visit He did not come to see me and I knew something was wrong. I found out later his mother was the cause of it alL Lately, he has come home and seems almost wild over me and so doei all of his family. When I ask him why he treated me so he always says he conldnt help it I am sure he is telling me the truth. Why his mother did this I can't tell. I come from a good family and have always been a nice girl and. worked bard. He Is a nice manly boy. His boy friend who works in the city with him tells me he never was with another girl in all the years he was away from mf- I n thai way; Ijrent with ail- the boys and tried to for get him. It seems as if we are doomed to drift together again and he tells me I am the only one he has ever wanted. Some way I can't help but feel hurt at times because of the way he treated me. Please tell me what to do HOPE. 1 would certainly forget the past if I were you. The young man waa too young to be responsible for what he did. then. His treatment ef you now is what counts. At the ana tnat n naa loregatnered; so we began a quivering ascent to the top floor. Where the Sitters Sat. i In a large square room, contain ing a wtde, central platform, rows of dingy chairs, dilapidated mural decorations left over from -Some re mote dance, andan extraordinary lack of ventilation, wre gathered the psychicM researchers an al most wholly feminine -congregation. One of them was playing on a sick ly piano something which may or may not have been "The Maiden's Prayer." Fortunately, it was im possible to tell. The rest, some twenty-five or so, were occupying the front rows of chairs, waiting patiently for the services to begin. "Look like factory workers," murmured our business friend, as we walked to the front and bra- aenly seated ourselves in the first row. "And most of them are for eigners," he added, gazing about A fat lady soon mounted the platform and began addressing the congregation with a distinctly Ger man accent She explained that in stead of hearing a lecture from her, as had been the custom, they were to be edified by talks from various members of the society who were not, of course, trained public speakers like herself, but "who was comin' out wonderful" To Jend emphasis to this announce!, ment one of the few males present -brought a huge pitcher of ice ws- ' ter and set it on the small plat form table. afteferefully draping a scarf over it "It looks like the setting for a prestidigitator act," suggested our' friend irreverently. "Keep an eye on your watch." But two other ladies, one of them pale and emaciated, the other of ponderous girth, were now on the platform. The latter, who looked a trifle dusty, took the center of . the stage, folded one plump arm behind her in the best oratorical manner, and gave a dramatic ac count of the great spirit lake, in which all professing spiritualists would be washed whiter than snow The Whispering Ghosts. At this Juncture, however, the thin, emaciated lady raised our hopes by announcing that she was a medium. That was the reason she could not speak above a mild whisper, she said. The spirits had simply worn out her vocal cords in their frenzy to communicate with this world. Since she could not be heard from the platform, she drank a glass of water, and then came down among the audi ence to deliver the ghostly words of wisdom that she said were be ginning to reverberate around her. The first object of spirit solici tude was a bashful young man who looked as if he had just left some old country, and who was much embarrassed at being singled out The spirit of an old man was pres ent, the medium said; she did not. know who he was, as he bad some reason for withholding his name, but he wanted Johan to be very careful during the month of Au gust In September everything would come out all right but in the meantime Johan was to watch his step. The next was a young girl, also a foreigner. "You are thinking of leaving Detroit aren't you?" in quired the medium. "No? Weil, you have thought of leaving ah, I thought so. There is a spirit here I can't quite see her face, but she says her back hurts her some thin' awful. She says it would be a bad thing for you to leave the city right now, and on no account are you to go before September." This was practically the gist of all the spirit messages. Almost everyone in the audience, with the exception of ourselves, whom the visiting shades carefully ignored, was warned to be cautious about something and invariably August probably because it was most im minent was the fatal month. A few were told that their husbands or wives or uncles or cousins want ed them to know that they were happy, and only waiting for them to join them on the other side, where everything was serene and beautiful. Once, the impartial Bright Eyes drifted into conversa tion, and occasionally the medium was seized with a headache or a choking sensation, which greatly aided members of the audience in identifying the spirits. Two ladies of-the congregation nearly came to blows over a spirit who was sup posed to be lame, each claiming that it was a relative of hers, but the medium quickly restored order by tjanishing this particular shade and producing another one. After that the audience was brought sharply back to this mun dane sphere by the announcement of the pastor that the expenses of the society were heavy and that the collection plate was about to be passed. Argus Information Bureau l: (Any reader can get the umr to any question by writior The Anra Infoinw tion Bureau. Frederic J. Haskin. Director, Waahineton. D. C. Give full name end address and enclose two-cent stomp lor return postage. Be brief. All inquiries art confidential, the replies being- sent direct to each individual. Ho attention will W paid to anonrmoua letters t . Q. What proportion of the poul try riased is produced on farms de voted exclusively to that purpose? E. T. A. Less than lOi pej cent of the poultry and eggs are produced on poultry farms. The remainder are raised by people who do not make a business of poultry culture, but keep chickens on a small scale while giving their attention chiefly to some other occupation, usually general fanning. Q. If a tennis ball in being served, hits the net, but goes over and into the court on the other side, is it a "net" ball? WML K. A. This is not a "net",ball. It is a "let" ball. Should a ball touch the net when going into the proper court during a rally, tt is good. Q- How many people ar licensed in the United States to handle in toxicants? A. H. R. A. Acording to statistics recently compiled, more than 57,000 people have been so licensed. This includes wholesale and retail druggists and manufacturers of proprietary medi cines, flavoring extracts, syrups, et cetera, in the United States and its Queen Anne in 1704 -to augment the poorer livings of th church of Eng land. In 1913. 170 livings were augmented, besides benefactions and grants made to the extent of about 50.000 pounds sterling; the capital fund at that time was more than 7,600,000 pounds sterling. Q. Why do some animals in the torrid zqne have such thick coats of fur? B. L. D. A. As a provision against lose of heat during periods of famine, rather than as a provision against low temneratura most Iiasm. e age of seventeen you should a-H U ioata. lars minted and why was their coinage discontinued? F. J. W. A. The last coinage of silver dol lars was in 1905. They are no longer minted because they are bulky and heavy to carry. None are In circulation in the east, soma in the central states, while the Pa cific coast still uses them in some quantities. Q. What is the proportion of automobiles to population in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain? C. P. G. A. In this country there is one car to every 14 persons, in Canada on to every 21 persons and in Great Britain one to ISO of the population. Q. How -did Punch and Judy 'Shows originate? T. H. E. A. The origin of puppet shows is lost In antiquity. They were known to both the Greeks and Romans. It is significant that the Sanskrit word for stage manager means literally "thread holder." The characters Punch and July were well known in England in the 17th century, and Punch can be traced to Italy of the late 16th century. Q. What can be don for chigger bites? C E. A. Chtggers, also tailed Jiggers and red bugs, bore directly into the skin, and it is therefore necessary to dig the insect out with a needle which haa been sterilized by pass ing it through a Same. After ex posure to chiggers the body should be lathered and washed. This often prevents further trouble. Q. On what basis was the zero, of Fahrenheit's thermometer fixed? ht A. T. A. Fahrenheit adopted the cold est temperature that he observed in thn .YintAv a 17A9J tnr tha earn OU 9opte;IJaaTeJ3owav.thla ev 0a laat attaer dot- h tharmomaur .