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The word "fixed" is the ugliest word that can be connected with baseball, or any other sport The chief reason . that baseball has prospered and attained its national popularity, Is that it is a clean sport, abore board and on the direct level. . - The present year has been full of circum stantial evidence and strong rumors that some players have slipped and played into the hands of the gambling slass. " . ' -, Our baseball is such a deep-rooted pastime Bom sandlot to the major leagues that the tainted suggestion of games being fixed is a black mark on Americanism. , , All baseball players who swerve from the 'straight path of sport to dishonesty should take a lesson from wrestling. The mat game was almost entirely killed after the public was con vinced that it was no longer "on the square." It cannot go on if baseball is to live. Those players who allow themselves to be influenced by the gamblers are killing the goose that laid the golden egg. . , This sport, more representative of Ameri canism than any other, must bat a thousand per cent In the honor column. The mayor may am mat tort Itwc toward the stiyias uisjHiiTistnsi. M tars IS at pnM tor his aotloa that Tho Jtas ta opwoe tag the bobtail car. too increase fare aad tbi attempt c the Trt-Cltr BaDway campaay to a relieved of Its duty to the people franchlsinc it. so far as improvement of the streets It use Is concerned, most, ta order to be consistent sup port the Thompeou-Bmall aJUanea. - : : The fact that Chicago's mayor Is promising the abolition of the utilities board if his crowd wins, is all beside the situation In the territory controlled by the Tri-City Railway company. The question now under consideration must in the first place, he settled soon, and not after the new state administration takes its seat Furthermore, The Argus has no faith in the Thompson-Small pretentions to ; the utilities commission as anything more than a catch-vote schema. The utility act, it should be said in Justice" to Governor Lowden, is not the child of his administration, bst of the administration that preceded it If the law that created it is faulty, as It -undoubtedly is, although formed with honest and good intent, it should be amended. If too 'much power is-vested in the board for the common welfare and the corporations have found in the operation of the law a friend worth having and to the detriment of the peo ple, it should be changed, no matter who is elected. , But nobody is running for office on the vir tues of the public utilities commission so far as The Argus knows. Such a body acting in the same relation to the local utility corporations of the state as the inter-state commerce com mission does to the railroads of the nation, would have a good mission, but its duties should be confined to rates and fares, except where the intent is to improve rather than retard the service. The people may be willing to submit the question of fares and rates to a body of experts supposed to be fair, but they have not sur rendered the principle of home rule as applied to that with which they are served, or as to the return they exact and expect tor the use of their streets. - They own the streets, and have a right to prescribe the conditions under which they may be used, also what may pass over them. - If the utilities commission of Illinois extends its prerogatives to the extent of stepping In and depriving the people of any of their rights, there will be a protest that will be heard, and the people will not feel it necessary to ally themselves with the mayor of another city who played politics, when his country was at war, in order to have their grievances properly adjusted. J xi ti t HCIte UCS MAWS ANCIENT ENEMY. Who iwamrma the unutvcd cues. ' - " BCWANe? CV WILUtTJ . t r r- The Onic walked upon the road one day And there se cnaneeq. io nwei u ounpta aoai. . . ' ' -Vr.; .:: Wlio nlodded cheerily along his way - And showed no nasce v rosea a seinsa gu. Bo fool!'' the Cynic spoke la fleepeet socrn: "Do you not know wax au ui worm .is vua And selfish? That all men were mads to mournf :T;: '"- ' "; The Simple Soul looked up with friendly smile. - Why do ye smile,' the Cynic loudly cried, "When -all the human race u filled with woer '' Why should I not," the Simple Sonl replied, "When through my veins the Joy of life doth flew!" The Cynic scowled. "The Joy of lifer said he. "A thing "impossible for one to find. . There is no Joy in life that I can see!" "I fear." the Simple Soul said, "thou art -. blind.,;;; - ,. "Have you not health and strength, and eyes to gase " r. ' Upon the beauty that is all about? The birds, the flowers, the sunshine's glorious " Best Terms Ixerdseftr IB. Iseemiafly Question of rest naUuMiUMinntitidf.!ui exarelse. or rather the fool doetoriaf still enjoys a degree of, hardy attempt to settle ta vjes. popmlartty among victims of tooer- tlon wtmoui oompwui calosU,: Scarcely a day passes . guidance. without a letter or two from read- - - ,, era who inform ae they have ta- QuESTIQns AB si. karniliMU mnA mm mntMnnlKtinr ml fiosd CreSBl fST the FSMb more west, east, north or southr Please suggest some good cream anywhere, apparently, far enough for the face. I would prefer one i away from home to Inspire raman- can make myself. H f.lt In .m nnlln limit I , HISS DETROITER. anil will t Im mnl Mwwvh ta n. I Answer Cold cream. freshly seat the proper place to go. I am 'made by the. druggist, according to nn mmt ilntM In th nrnrilcr, at : tha formula he has In US roar- the art. but I o hate to lie thus placed in the category with those unfit and Incompetent members of the profession who feel that-thelr duty is done when they bid the TB victim to "change climate." One climate may be more condu cive to open air life than another, at certain seasons of the year, so unquenchable Is the catching cold delusion; yet cold, hard statistics tail to support the fancy that one is less likely to recover from tuber culosis in the home climate than in some more romantic climate faty far away. Change of altitude is j sometimes advisable; -change of residence may be sometimes advis able for various reasons other than climatic; but the fact remains that recovery is as sure and as swift in These, friend, are cause for Joy, beyond all doubt" The Cynic turned away he said no more , Though still convinced there was no joy m Whyblame him? He'd just finished paying for The new fall suit he'd purchased for friend wife! . . YOU may be interested in- an extract from a letter written by one of a pair of young ladies who recently started out in search of the great adienture, utilizing the broad bosom of Father Mksissip' and a rowboat as props in the first scene.' It seems that about two miles from Marktwainville, "the wind blew and the rains descended" and fell upon their craft They misplaced the oars, which of course, took some of the row out of romance. "Nine o'clock," she writes, "found us, two unhappy little ducklings, sitting on a wet log with rain dripping off the ends of our noses and, all other points of the compass." THE THIS LIMERICK CONTEST. (Last line supplied, by W. S.) In the classic old town of Champaign Lives a very tall slender old Jaign. In her bathtub one night - She received SUCH a fright The next night this jaign bathed aguign. macopoeia under the name of Oint ment of Rose water (UBgusnuuu Aquae Roeae). This is the best cold cream obtainable, if you must anniv anvthlnc. A youthful skin is usually supplied wnn au iot amount of oil by nature. Hard water. Win von nlease inform me of a method of removing the lime from nurd water in order to make it Hot ter ..for drinking and cooking pur noses? Is it better" tor a person with high blood pressure and bard- mA artorien tint tit drink hard w , water? The water which I. have used for years Is full of lime and I don't know how to soften it MRS. W. C. L. AnswerHardness is produced by both lime and magnesium salts one part of the country as in anoth-, in the water. Boiling removes leav er, nrovided the natlent be intelli- norarv hardness from drinking gently treated. ter. remanent naraness is nm w TB victims, playing the danger- J movable from drinking water ex- ous game of self-doctoring, like to Imagine that they should practice deep breathing to "strengthen the lungs." They should not In many cases deep breathing is exceeding ly harmful. Certainly it is a peril ous pastime to indulge in. save by specific direction of the attending physician, who knows the present condition of the lungs. Exercise, that remedy played up so convincingly, is the most harm ful influence to whlcjj'the self-doctoring victim of TB is exposed, once he is weaned away from the innu merable cures exploited by charla tans or an colors. Exercise is a. powerful remedy, but for the tuber' culous a dangerous two-edged weapon. The dosage of exercise to be employed, if any exercise at all is advisable, is a .vital question which no one but the patient's at tending physician can answer. To attempt to use such a remedy em pirically or in a haphazard manner is to court disaster. w In hundreds of cases of pulmon ary tuberculosis the straw that turns the scale against recovery the natural outcome, if nature re ceives a fair show has been this No Politic, in This Fight. The Argus is glad to hear from the lips of Mayor Harry M. Schriver, the assurance that the municipal commission of Rock Island Is a anil In opposition, both to the one man car and the idea of- permitting the Tri-Clty Railway company to escape a Just proportion of the public improvements of the streets of Rock Island traversed by Its cars. ins mayor goes, a little far in his talk with The Argus, la accusing it of inconsistency in lauing to support the Thompson-Small com bination seeking to gain control of the Repub lican party in Illinois, and through it even tually to dominate the state. In this connec ts the Umbrella Passing? Where, oh where has the middle-aged gen tleman who carried the green Everett True umbrella gone? He is being sought by the Na tional Association of Umbrella Manufacturers, whose members sense a decline in business that alarms them. ' They will make a brave attempt the third week in October to cover every head in the na tion with one of their cambric or silk canopies. But they face the fact that since 1S96 the vol ume of sales .has increased only one-third, or $4,000,000, in spite of a more than doubled pride for their product. , " The auto is blamed. Folk can drive right up to the front door now, and thousands on thousands who used to do their social calling afoot wouldn't think of UBing anything but the family car these days. One bumbershoot is as good as another, to the popular mind, and though there tfas been an attempt to Introduce the cupola shape and other didoes, not much has come of it ' -v The umbrella men met in convention in New York recently. One manufacturer, with an as sumption of glee, pointed out that not one of the 150 men present carried an umbrella, though all arrived in a driving rain. That caused another one to remark sadly that "the deggone country's so dry now, you could put all the available moisture in your eye, let alone an umbrella." , cent by distillation, permanent hardness, which means hardness remaining after the water has been boiled, may be overcome, for laun dry purposes, by adding washing soda. There is no reason to sup- nose that lime in water which tastes fit to drink hardens the ar teries or otherwise injuries health. Sex Hygiene. Thanks awfully (and this from a college girl, too) for the informa tion you so kindly and promptly sent me. I can tell you it certainly relieved my mind a whole lot It is perfectly splendid of you to do so much and take such an inter est in girls and I think that if thorough course of Sex Hygiene were given in all the city schools if would be one of the most useful courses they could possibly give. F. K. B. . Answer You ought to see what interest I take in boys. Sex Hy giene should be taught to boys from the age of 8 years and to girls from the age of 10 years, by their par ents or guardians or competent physicians or especially ' trained teachers, delegated to impart this knowledge. Get Out tad Play. Sept . Get oat sad SHALL we continue1 this contest? It is so long between reprints of the limerick' we fear you may forget it We suggest you cut this one out for a pattern. ' We rather like the last line submitted by W. S. Incidentally, in con nection with it he says "honi soit que mal y , penee." Why? We havent an idea. IT would seem that the signal corps ought. if they ever need employment, to utilize Mrs. Clark Waggaman and her daughter Grace of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Theodore Tiller of the lame village could of course qualify as a farmerette. r - . ,. " .. . : v. AGAIN looking over a county list contain ing numerous Indian monickers we find that of "Jack He Can Do It" That apparently, is the Indian equivalent lor Jack Dempsey. Query t Is Chicago Civilized! (Illinois State Journal). '- Chicago is fast gaining a reputation as the worst misgoverned city in the world. Reports of recent crimes in that city re- . veal conditions intolerable in any civil ized community. ACCORDING to the invaluable Associated Press "another violent earthquake occurred in the Emilia district ... : this morning, caus ing the loss of lives and important damage." But it didnt mention the nature of the impor tant damage. IT took the United Press to be first to end the war, but it was left for the broker wires to "seriously injure" Babe Ruth yesterday. Babe was able to knock only one home run. f MR. LAWRENCE says "Senator Harding off the front porch . . . is as likable a person ality as ever leaned over the rail of a private car. - WHILE Mr. Cox, the damply inclined wonld nave us believe, "is as likable a personality as ever leaned over the rail of a private bar. R. E. M'G. WhasJnAJName? (CopytlsM. 1819. br Um Wheeler Srndicata, Inc.) ' BY MILDRED MARSHALL he EMULY THE TWCT. TWENTIES. By Edna Morey. (Copyright, 1J20, by Wheeler Syn dicate.) Doat be alarmed and Imacine us us is a taie of a high powered, luxurious automobile. Far from It! Just a story of two farming and lovable girls as you saigni enaace to meet, fun loving, adorable, as full of pranks as our old car is of cranks. Barry Seymour had laughingly tabbed them the Twin Sixteens" mar years netore ana toe name sea clung. He asserted that -they were always over speeding, but that ne never anew either of them to have any "lira trouble" they pos sessed enormous energy, and were , always "on the go." Then, in addi tion their asms was Packard, al though Charlotte was about to change hers to Ford. This had once again occasioned Barry's incor rigible wit To think of a Packard becoming a Ford A FORD!" . A. Ford, familiar ty known as Art, was due to arrive from overseas la a couple of months and the wed cag was to take place Immediately. Xaowmg that It would he Impos sOls for him to make the plana noa his arrival he had asked -Vphen Chandler to aattctpato his (-sain to Bnathnnf. iwi tMj I - T; I v was to he the host man jve. who had so valiantly faced hwtthhhmln the treaeaes, and "God's the VtoU tales re- rtarlit sights t Ko staa-s calved not to fall in love with Char. lotte, but to be, as fascinating as he pleased to Virginia. The twins had always planned a aouoie wending, but there was Just one uung missing the man in Vir ginia's case! There had been suit ors aplenty, but Jean had lauehin?. ly treated them one and all alike. Barry had been one of the most per- wsieni, oui to nis undaunted at tentions she always replied. "Barry, I love you" at which amrrj - worna get elated "lilfle a Drouter." Then, musingly, "I know you too well, Barry, dear." Barry's hopes came crashing down. on the day of Steve's arrival unariooe naa been compelled to make a last shopping expedition to the city, to he gone a few days, so it was left for Virginia to do the honors for the new nest A naughty little impulse leaped into orain. wny not 7 ; Just for such afchort time! That would cer tainly ward off a possible suitor. He might think It comoulsorr for him to fall la love at first sight with the onaesmaia such things had been known to happen! But the bride to-be he certainly would not let his emotions ma riot In that direc tion. So Jean argued she would be uaarioae until her sister's return. The deception was easy as far as SME STOEY twins were very much alike. wer often mistaken for each other, even by very iatimaU frtanda. Therefore, with an absolute str-v gwr. ue -pose- eouid not aoat bs detected so she reaaoaea. - Stephen at the Brit meetJaa- 4 not wonder that his chum had tali. so aesaeramr ta . love with fc.-f told him to make It pleasant for the girls until his arrival, so Steve did his best He had accepted the ready explanation of the other twin's absence on business, still thinking that Jean was Art's prom ised bride-to-be. There had been one or two narrow escapes, head-on collisions and so on, but Jean had managed to extricate herselt gracefully each time. It was easy enough to persuade Steve of how frequently their Identities were mis taken. .. - ,- ' Gradually Jean began to feel Just a little sorry for the deception, but she did not quite know how to crawi out of the situation, while Steve was trying to keep a tight control of his heart strings. He berated himself as an abominable car to be falling in love with his , friend's sweetheart, but he had to acknowl edge to himself that such was the case. But he allowed no hint of it to escape; although it took as much courage as he had over displayed previously to hid his real feelings. On the day Charlotte was to re turn the two were bound for the station to meet her when they en countered Barry, just retaraiag from a business trip. Now Jean might mislead others, hut never Barry; he "knew3ie too well!" Be was oearlr abreast of them when Jeaa deep in thought as to how she was to etraighten out matters be fore her sister should bam of the ruse, was surprised br Kcheerr: Hoak-hoak! Dent steer rkht late a fellow, Jean!" ..-'-flx-..-; c , . Wbprsapon Jeaa wf -3S sae ajrrat ta JJatrr at oa tr Bps heaiaa stare's ALISOX. Among the Scotch names which have found favor in this country is Alison. The flavor of romance still lingers about it as persistently as in the days when it was first intro duced into Scottish nomenclature by the coming of the archers from France. Alison signifies "famous war"; it has its origin in the Karl ing romances. Three monarchs of the Karling line bore the name of Aloys and the fifth descendant of hugh Capet brought it into vogue again after which it came to special honor with the saintly - crusader, ninth king so called from whom it became continuously associated with French royalty. The most famous lady who bore it was the heroine of the romantic correspond ence with Abelard. Etymologists believe that this name, redolent of poetry and ro mance, was transplanted direct into Scotland in this form, but it had too foreign a sound for Scottish ears and the subsequent change to Alison represented an effort to pre serve the romantic tradition of the name without sacrificing national tradition. .The amythyst is Alison's talis manlc gem. It is believed to give her a cool head, good judgment and protection from contagion. Friday is her lucky day andl her lucky number. LI Argus Information Bureau (Any leader eaa gvt the aaawer 1 anr auenloo tr wtitlac The Arena Infwew tloa Bureau. Frederic 1. Haakin. IMnclor. Washington. D. C. Give tuU aame vA addreaa and endow two-cent rtomp for re tun poetace. Be brief. All inquiries an eoafldenUaU tba replica bains sent direct to each individual Ko attanttoa will Lv paid to anoDTBOua letters). not al- sufflciently to do it and to make the usual Introduction Steve had caught Just an inkling of the real truth. At first he was a bit angry , and then, when the full realization of all it meant came to nun he was so un accountably happy he chuckled just as Barry excuumed: "Aha, Jean! Pranking again! Well, let me be the first to congratulate you!" and the incorrigible ex-suitor vanished. Jean blushed a most beautiful crimson, while 8teve looked at her with an admiration he now felt no need to conceal, and then the sit uation was relieved by the hearty laughter of botn. By the time the station was reached, matters had progressed so well that Charlotte (Barry always insisted on calling her "Charlotte") guessed how things stood, although she never learned the part she had unwittingly played. Upon Arthur's coming to claim his bride, he found that Steve had not only faithfully carried out his lnstiwctms. but had (one even further and made all the plans nec essary for a double wedding. Was he surprised? Hardly that it was the realisation of a pet desire which he had never dared voice tor fear of balking It tram the start Then, too. he knew Jean's ability la "spasming." - : Barry alone suspected Jeaa's es cspede, bat he, too, was glad amoag the other guests to extend his hearty good wishes. "Good-lack, twtu ra, and a hrlgatroad a the sunlight for those O. Why are outsiders lowed in the Mormon tabernacle at Salt Lake City? V. F. D. A. The Mormon tabernacle at Salt Lake City is not closed to out siders, who are at liberty to inspect the wonderful building and to lis ten to the music of the great organ, one of the greatest in the world. The temple, however, is sacred to believers "in the doctrines of the Mormon church. This follows' the practice of the ancient Hebrews, to whom the Inner courts of the tem ple were sacred. Q. How much does a railroad locomotive cost and how much a sleeping cart W. H. P. . 'A. A railroad locomotive costs from 160,000 to tlOOjOOO and a lAAninc fl&r about S25.000. Q. What is the quotation begin ning, "111 tares the land to count less Ills a prey"? Who wrote it? O. S. A. The quotation -in iaxe uw land to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates the men de cay," is from "The Deserted Vil lage," by Oliver Goldsmith. q when and why was the ship ping board created? M. E.C. A. The United SUtes shipping board was created by act of con gress approved Sept 7, 1816, for the purpose of encouraging and de veloping ' a merchant marine to meet the requirements of the coun try's commerce. - Q. Was it in the Spanish or Civil war that Clara Barton dis tinguished herself as a nurse?' A. F P - A." Clara Barton was a clerk In Washington, but resigned at the beginning of the Civil war and went into the hospital service. Q. Please give the latest sched ule of airplanes on the Chicago- New York air mall route, also what railroad they follow? E. L. v. A. The latest schedule of the Dianas carrying mail on theThi- cago-New York route Is from eight to nine flying hours. This sir line does not fallow any railroad. Q. Need eggs be kept la any particular temperature that are to be hatched? G. A. M. The bureau of animal Indus- Charlotte Bronte's wrtttmr m small that It appeared to have try says that eggs saved for hatch- Tfrnm. traces with a needle. lag should act be subjected to high TTTT : - . - : - or low temperatures. In cold weather place from 10 to 13 eggs under a hen; in warm weather from 13 to 15. Q. What is the meaning of the word "jazx"? G. W. F. A. The word "jazz" is of Af rican origin. It is found in the Creole patois and idiom of New Orleans, where it means "speeding up things." The Creoles adopted it from the negroes and applied it to rudimentary and syncopated music. Q. What part of the woodland of the south is on its farms? W. N. A. The department of agricul ture says that one-half of the for ested lands of the south, more than 125,000,000 acres, are on farms. The present yearly farm income from woodlands is estimated at about $160,000,000. Q. When will the 185th Co., 3rd Reg., U. S. Marine Corns, now sta tioned in San Domingo, return to me states? e. u. A.' The marine corps headquar ters states that the 185th company of marines never leaves Santo Do mingo. ' Q. Are there any steamers leav ing New York City carrying pas sengers at present, going via Pan ama to San Frencisco? E. V. A. The International MurrsnHTa Marine Line says that there Is no passenger line going directly from rew York to San Francisco through the Panama Canal. Q. What colors would be most appropriate for decorations for a second wedding anniversary? p. M. L. A. The second weddlnr anni versary is the cotton wedding, so the decorations should be white, combined perhaps with green. If you wish to take the colors of the cotton blossom which Is pink in the morning and a deep lavender by wie anernooa, they would be at tractive with white. Possibly you can obtain stalks of the cotton plant with the cotton attached. Q. What Is an agony column? A. This Is a designation given to the column la newspapers set aside for advertisements of missing or runaway persons, appeals for help sad other personal communi cations of various kinds. its application to life, either J. preparation for the work nsnJ life or as as enlarging of tk. 1 portualty to enjoy lite. I fcT" one to prove that classroom tmET thenics serves either pareosej The Sew Idea. A However, of late yean u JJ a w. kuo roi Tajn. rf play has been growing Bp Utk. minds of educators. Physical tnjZ lag of any kind is a rectnt uumL " " more thai 30 years sgo classroom caUstheSI and the first public playpouBdw only 20 years old. If the ni.? ground had only come first, all a time, money and health wuttd calisthenics might have baa saved. But calisthenics uil? acea tor inefficient human botiei was Introduced to the school heart, with a lot of highbrow Ungaam. hide, its deficiencies, and it tm at. cepted by school boards Decants of aim vucaucoo. Teachers taught exercises by rsli without Inspiration. No child tot anything -out of it that he kept be cause there was no fun in it it. was just s grind he didnt und.. stand. The first public playfromi founded by private philanthrosTi y.v.cw vuav iuu tuitu gains IS nitely more in both health and am sportsmanship from playing rami than from artificial exercise, wttV the result that schools and dtr welfare centers are spending mors and more on playgrounds, and leii on systems or exercise. Dr. Angell had a good opporhrsJ lty during the war to prove the im portance of play in developing ' health and morale, while he served as lieutenant in the medical corps, at the naval training station at! Great Lakes, Illinois. He also saw bow pitifully lacking many of nil are in the ability to satisfy the normal play instinct He says tint he was amazed to discover great numoers or men wno naa never played any game. Also there wer whole companies of foreign-born, Americans who could not speak a word of English. It became appr ent to Dr. Angell that a crying need of the recruits was a simple game that could be played by large nun-' 1 bers of men in a small space. & he straightway invented cage ball, which was first played in a deten tion camp there, later went t France with the army, and now I being played from Siberia to Peru. Cage Ball . Cage ball is one of the simplest! games in the world, being practic ally without rules. It is played with a large ball, 30 inches In diam eter and weighing five pound. There are two goals, or cages, 100 feet apart, and the object is for the players of one side to get thai ball into the cage on the oppotlt side, without kicking, carrying or rolling it Tire only rule of tbs game, Dr. Angell says, is the nil of good sportsmanship, and even this rule- is not enforced. When the game was first tried at the naval training station, -first fights between some of the foreign re-, cruits, who had never played a1 game while the play proceeded.1 But after the men had played a few times they got the idea of sports manship and stopped the fighting1 of their own accord. ' "Americans are a great people physically," said Dr. Angell," seisi shown by the fact that they hivej won the Olympic games ever since) they were revived. But they dontj owe their strength and skill to thai feeble and penurious physical train-: ing they get in the public sc&ools. They owe them to the natural in-1 stincts of a pioneer race in a new country. Just the same as a conn-1 try which has a high standard ot musical or artistic efficiency Willi produce the genius in music or srt,i the country that has a high phyi-j cal standard will produce the great: athlete. - A champion ot the Olym-i pic games is an artist in his par-j ticular sport Just as Caruso is in, music. But the conditions of osrj life here, which gave the American his strong, well-trained body, are! changing. Civilization is stealing; our natural playground and in timei that means- our natural skill ln without results at all commeneur-1 SDorts will become lessened, unless ate with the expense. In other words, we use our saving instinct for play we have hitched onto education an intelligently, and by giving all the) artificial group of maneuvers that children an opportunity to P'-M1 have no relation to life. Education hard, keep up the physical stand- oi any kind is futile if It lacks in ards of our race." wasbJagtoa, D. C Don't "take exercise." pin . - This Is the latest behest of the most advanced thinkers oa the sub ject of what Is good for us. They say that exercise Bas aeea mane such a serious matter la this coun try that It has been robbed of half its value or more. It used to be that few la the United States thought of taking exercise tor its owa sake. Then It betas to be discovered that tne liver needs shaking up, the tonga I require deep Dree thing, tne sam should perspire, rorthwltn tas professors ot calisthenics and phy sical culture came into their own. These subjects began to he taught in the schools and by private savants, and they were advertised in all magazines and . newspapers and taught hy correspondence. All over this broad lana people were set to work touching their toes 11 times before breakfast, ly ing on their hacks and waving their less in the air. standing before windows and breathing deeply, writhing, rolling, twisting, kicking, working st pulleys, manipulating Indian clubs aad dumb-Deus, sol emnly sparring with their owa im ages in the looking-glass. The natural tendency ot tne American is to take things too ser ionsly anyway, so that he easily fell for this idea of making exer cise a very serious and conscien tious undertaking. According to the aew school ot physical culturists, this is all wrong. The trouble with it is that it is no fun. For exercise is an emotional as well as a physical thing, if you don't get excited and forget your troubles,' half the rec reative and educational value of the exercise is lost A wild chase after your bat in a windstorm is worth more than a week ot setting up ex ercises, because It contains the ele ment of exciting play. A typical representative of this new play theory is Dr. E. D. Angell, who is said to have Invented more games than any other one man. The necessity of Play. "Play has a real biological sig nificance,'' said Dr, Angell. "It has been part of the life of peoples through sll the ages. Primitive man got his complete education through play. Ha learned to throw, run, swim, hide, climb, tussle. Later be used this training in hunt ing and fighting. Without the cun ning given to him by the games of his childhood he would have per ished. Young animals get their education the same way. The kit ten who pursues a ball of yarn is governed by the same instinct as the tiger stalking its food in the jungle. To preserve the race there has been planted in man the in stinct of play. Fortunately it has (been a delightfully Impelling force. ana so tne insunci oi puty, wnicn is simply part of the instinct of self preservation, has. done much to make our lives happier. i "Now we are removed from primi tive conditions, but we still have the same kind of body, and life is still a competitive proposition. Re gardless of our power to cerebrate, our continued success still depends o.n physical efficiency. And, what is more important so does our hap piness. So why not utilize in edu cation the most natural thing we have inherited, the impulse to play? Why make exercise a bitter dose?" Dr. Angell maintains, with the support of most of us who have done boresome arm exercise in school, that classroom calisthenics is a bitter dose. He says that phy sical training as taught in American schools calls up visions of a group of children standing between desks and raising arms and beading legs as directed by a teacher who is her self, as a rule, anything but an in spiring object of physical perfec tion. "If this performance served Its purpose," said Dr. Angell, "in im proving the child's body the same as reading, ..writing and arithmetic, improve the child's mind, we would have fine physical specimens emerging from our schools. But we don't Millions have been spent on systems of physical education art wHomc mDteihcf r n MXLT. ELIZABETH THOMPSON Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a girl aged 20. My friend is also 20. (1) Should we have a chaperon when out for au evening ride? It so, how old should the chaperon be? -it) When going a distance to attend a fair or a meeting, should we have a chaperon? He and 1 wish to spend the day there. (3) Will you please tell me how toilet water is used? (4) Is it harmful to use rouge? . THANKFUL. (1) Generally speaking, a girl of your age should not go riding at night with a young man unless she is chsperoned. Of course every thing depends upon the character of the girl aad of the young man who accompanies her. Probably one of the greatest pitfalls for the young girl today Is the night ride with a man of undesirable char acter, i A chaperon should he' some one old enough to he recognised ss such. (2) It seems to me It would he all right to attend a fair 1a the day time without a chaperon. A girl should not go anywhere with a man, day or night unless she has faith ta him and believes him to be of good character. (3) Put a little toilet water la the palms of the hands after wash ing. (4) Bouse coarsens the texture of the skin. Dear Mrsi Thompson: I sm young girl of 16 and very much is love with a married man of 35. W has three small children, bat wants me to go away with him. H says he loves me more than w ever could his wife. He has prom-, lsed to get a divorce from her. ( He is very rich and I know I could have everything I W"J.' mere is also a young man who wants me to go with him, hat V Anrt't .a., tnr him althOUEh HT Daren ts want me to go with hin. Please advise me as to wheta or not I shall go with the marries man and be happy or do as m - t TROUBLED MABEL. The married man has dishonor able intentions. He would gi 70 everything you wanted for a snorv time, and then he would dlscara you and let you stand the conse quences of a ruined life. Take your stand for right and happiness will follow. Absolute refuse to have anything more w do with him. If you love hlnvTo will suffer for a while, but suffering will be nothing in com parison with tne agony ""-", you If you do a dishonorable n Immoral act i - .v. Pule. 1 xtcmenuDSJr tne i .t.. .-.'. slice, m JVU WWW 1U U.C l ' 4v i rfcilitren. WO soaia moiner oi mrw cuiiui-i - . you like to have a 16-year-old l run away with your husband. i-Y. 7'-YY 4 -' Zf