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u::y'a pUn . would put poor in
bomwiz? class. At tie.preeat time the poor
peeaU f.rafc -vpey.in r un
ansoasta aa the rich men borrow H from tfca
tuuttMit imi - : ' ',
- In word, Kelly's pin wilt make tha poef
tal savings tanks valuable instruments lor the
ttssgf ottba people, j -
Why not adopt It? v
Wirt BOOTt
r iner AaJk r-:eea at .
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catmcita t
1f.Bat?to Ana f aler-a m. ww- -
at ta '
g?fopotepetI Is en the rampage to Mexico,
.gta'g oo Insurgent they cent deport. " ,
t c Flammarlon, the aetronomer, U devoting bit
ZtttioB to the boneymeon, ;
This fairs, cider crop may help the back-to-fts-tarm
movameat.nex; spring. ' ;
,-.-. ft didn't ttke a monkey to prove flit kings
sfi bat buman after alL '. .
' Henry gambling Is going onat DeaurlHe.
Xatarned eotdlers call It Doughvilla.
PVench batmakers are trimming the newest
))A with bits of aponge Instead of plumes,
tfa easier to toak yon with sponge; .
. , v.- ,
S' Fourteen million families In the United
t ttafM own their own homes. But that's not
aouga to ciiminaie in lanaiuru.
' Backward fellows wbo csnt recoadle tbeav
elves to the wt political order of oaosi suf
frsg asay And some consolation in the
tboagai that America is the only continent not
name after a womaa. . '
. UntU the diaooyery of oontinenUl America
by Jlmerlcus Vespncius all the bonora in the
christening of oonUnents had gone' to womaa.
Wherefore It occurred to Waldseemueller, a
lth ctaty stenographer, to demand that
mere man be giren a show fii the naming of
the newest continent I , .
' He . was' not 'mealy-mouthed in expressing
himself on the subject. In -bis book, "Cosmo
graphie lntroductio,' printed In 1507, he wrote
thus: "I do not see why any one ahould rightly
object to calling it Amerigo or America, L e.,
land of Americas, After Its discoverer, a man
of sagacious mind sine Europe,' Asia and
Africa are named attar womaa.' ' -
FaldseemHllaVa suggestion' waa accepted'
by the geograpbere and so the land that Co
lumbus bad discovered was named after aa
clber, because to his dying day Columbus him
self did not know he bad found a new land,
but thought be bad merely biased a new trail
to the East Indies. '
, '- V ' OULk CAftC
DY AvILuAh SlfAuv kna
1 but a minor feature ' of skfllful
t. anniMi tA broncho- treatmest. tbongh often a vitally
paciBiuuia. www - ' f '
In ordinary nneumonia the dan
ger is failure of the heart and the
' . uiM r
r.' BETB08PICT. " ' "
I bow before a- shrine of memory;
My losa beloved,. queen of yesterday,
I see again and echoes of that melody
I bear that sang when lite was at its may.
Forever past for me taat golden time,
Augustan days, when Love was emperor '
Of two young hearts; ak.soble was the rhyme
Which they maCo then, and heaven did not
defer- ,
Tho seven sacred letters of a name
Are traced- upon my heart unfadingly.
A face time cannot mar; always the same
That face, forever beautiful To me.
And Joy la mine when I hear Keata declare
"Forever thou shalt love, and she be fair.
v . i E. W. S. -.
waa better than the modern name
.. . ' it. ! . w l.J I
mey cauea capuwry unuuiiua,
meaning that is essentially an In
flammation of the smallest bron
rkhi tnKoa And a still older title
la halfway descriptive, too the dis- usually secondary,
waa once snow a as - suioc-
. - . . .
1 Frederic Hasina's Lett
f '
f Anras).
The Ancestor Induttry.:
Bnntnn. Mas.. Oct 80. After . .aa of 7oh Mullins and hi alu
every war there la a gain In the ter, the famous Prlscilla, thiT
. . . it- . ia leal Tnkti AlHaan whn aava . a. .
f..11 imm cn&ioaista btre in ' John Aldan, who was a v..r
nam fmm tllM BOlasn Of t . . , famllv H it. r
me pneumonia
pneumonia the
eative catarrh. Suffocative was
ris-hL bat wa need not apply tne
meaningless name of "catarrh" to
anything unless we are sure wn.u
wware Ulklng about. . r
Unlike ordinary pneumonia (lo
bar pneumonia, lung fever, pleuro
pneumonia), which has : been dis
cussed in recent issues, "broncho
pneumonia la usually secondary to
aoma other Illness, - and It usually
developa gradually or Insidiously
without the sudden, chill of onset
commonly noted in the ordinary
lung fever. . It is likely to occur in
the course of or aa a sequel to
measles, whooping cough, diph
theria, chicken pox, scarlet fever,
Influensa, or acute enteritis (pro
tracted diarrbnea)fin infants. Not
withstanding tne rears oi pareaui.
genu a. u ja America, ODject to me iaea umii uwram itm ine ouer (;
poisoning feature Is y.... - -inH in genealogy now 1 sengers has never been tS?
and too cnefigiiDg on because they aay that a! Some of the 65 are known to ki.
dancer la cradual
dlcated by an Increasing- dnakinass
or Uvldity, mental manor or
drowaineas and cessation of the
previoualyV frequent coughing.
.Wbea It fc Womaa OHf
Myself and wife, aged 42 and 34,
respectively, have been married a
year, without children. Would it
be safe for a woman, of her age to
bear her first child? She is ath
letically inclined, playing tennis,
swimming, hiking and rowing a
great deal - M.J.C.
" Answer At 40 a woman ia or
should be at her best physically.
A &addea Taltaf Ott.
My husband contends that con
sumntlon or some other functional
disease such as heart disease may
civen in these "facts ' would ' seem tto prove,
un'ess the company is granted a 10-cent fare,
Its proflU Will drop about four degrees below
absolute sero. But only two days before the
epidemic of "street car facts." the Unl'.ed Light
and Railways company offered 'an opportunity
to become a nroflt-shsring partner in a suc-
I cessful enterprise" to those, who wanted to In-
I t M.Mnall,ln. Jn.Uiullv ,t rarfivp" nil
'secure & good return." The offering wu "7
wa mw)a vummtowAA atArlr ' Tr wfmM IPm
chservee a tnougnuui acquainrace, iat meir V
or break up'pneumonla. All such
assertions are founded on nothing
fFTnm The Arms), i
I . Miss Naomi Murphy attended
the bride ait; maid of honor and Mayor
Harry M. Schriver served, as bridegroom
and best man. . . .
Cotton planters complain that they face a
MO,000,000 loss. They wer more taciturn
Whan, they faced an equivalent gain.
propaganda expert 'had slipped his trolley.
Our Obliirine; Mayor.
- i WW W M VIA W
By their handshakes ye shall know them Is
the gist of -pointers given to salesmen of a
large concern by Dr. Charles F. Boger, di
lcttor of its. personnel. That seems , to be
ecmethliig few under the sun. Character, and
trustworthiness As well as other characteristics
telegraphed to the mind by way of the grip.
Boger'classliles his idea Into five ways of
shaking bands, each of which conveys to his
mind something different The first he char
acterizes ag - the friendly handshake and he
cays that the man who gives a full hand and
presses his thumb against the back of your
band Is social, liberal and a congenial com
panion. He' describes "the economical hand
shake" as one in which the thumb is not ! comes across with the cigars as of course he
- ... w- 1 i. v i t ; sliould. i
designates that fellow as thrifty, economical
more suDsiantiai man a nappy
agreement between Old Doctor Nat
nre and. Trained Nurse Cpinci-
dence. '
Whenever a child with measles.
chicken nox. whooping cough or
confides M. T.. enclosine the above ! other disease shows a noticeable
clionlnr. "brought a smile to my face and I: Increase of fever, increased, cough
i want to see If yon will get one, too." Well, i ins, more rapid pulse and more
we seldom, if ever, smile. Concocting smiles, rapid breaming tnan usuai, parents
for outers jg serious nus necs. we migm, now- : snouia imiiicuiaieiy
ever, manage a feeble grin If Mr. Schriver
If yon happen to be one of those who don't I
beltf-rd a woman can keep a secret ask the
saai one of your acquaintance far whom she
tatsads voting for president ,
.Politics Is clearing. Cox says that Harding
kaat a chance to bo elected. Harding says
I' tttft Cox can't be elected. In other words, the
fast prediction would be to ssy that the can
aate receiving the most votes will be de
t Clawed the next president of the United States.
3 S r? Postal Savings,
preliminary to his plan to introduce a bill
i ta reform the post4 savings banks, Congress
I iaan Clyde Kelly points out that the taxpayers
"gave the national banks 15,250, 000 the last
I year, In the difference in interest paid on
'money oaned and borrowed by the govern-
Thia Increases taxes and adds to the high
, of living. " '': f
' Congressman Kelly shows that one srni of
tii ganernmeat loaned 1(0,000,000 of the peo
pie'anoney to bankstat i per centv asd an
other arm borrowed it back at 6 per cent
jlosa of fs,250,000. , , -; J ;v" . v .' jr.;.,-.
v CohgroMmaa Kelly proposes to remove all
restrictions on postal savings banks, that is,
let tha people deposit as jnuch as they want
to, la these places of Safety and pay them 4
jar cent . He proposes to loan this money back
to tha people at 5 per cent, instead of turning
,tt Ov to private bankers,
to a fault niggardly, almost miserly, and a
poor associate In revelry or amusement. And,
dear me, the doctor says that the higher one
holds his thumb from the back of the other
shaker's hand, the stingier he is.
. "The secretive handshake" Is contributed
by the man who offers the tips of the finger
'sly, secretive, cunning." Then he says-the
"indifferent handshake" is that .of the. party
"who gives you his hand as though he was lay
ing a piece of wood or brick In It" He char
acterizes such a man as lacking refinement,
easily led and imposed upon. And the fellow
with a closed fist, sometimes observed on the
platform, is insincere and given to exagger
ation. . ' . '
. " Grandma's Beau.
: When I was a girl," says grandmother, "the
menfolk used to call on me right after the
supper hour and when the hall clock struck
cine-thirty it was a gentleman's time to depart
"I seldom had U caller who didn't also wel
come the presence of the rest of my family.
'And my old sweethearts never smoked In my
home." ' v
And granddaughter replied:
"The callers don't come until nine-thirty,
these days, grandmother. And when the kitch
en alarm clock rings for the housemaid to get
up, they leave. a ' "';.-
"My parents, too, always stay in the front
room on the evening when a gentleman calls
cn me but I'm never home. We spend the
evening at a dance or the movie.
"And smoke the men folk of today not only
smoke their own cigarets, in the house,
they also smoke dad's cigars." .
And grandmother , still sighed for the re
turn of the old days.
-8 Blood! '8 Death!!"
(From the Peoria Star).
. Chief of Police Palmer wants the
yeggmen who read about Canton invest
" ing in a bunch of riot guns and think of
visiting this city before they come that .
we have sa wed-off shotguns' capable of
making their kind exceedingly sick at
the stomach and several o her places.
The police force of Canton is not so weak
along the Bhooting line as might be sup-s
posed.' " . ' ":
I j
A HEAD writer on the Davenport Demo
crat asks nothing of a word save the requisite
number of . letters to fii the headline! Here,
fr instance, are" two samples: "Burgle . Two j
Residences and Get $37"; "Kick In the' Face'
May Prove Mortal,". The two words but a J
eclyum conductor never insults his readers by
pointing to the obvious.
GOV. COX,, facetious as ever, wires Demo
cratic headquarters, "we have the enemy on
tha. run and it now looks like a sweeping
, , "It may be Harding or be me, - -
But howsoe'er it ends 'twill be
A great and glorious victory."
JUVENILE poets needs must be up and do
ing to surpass these eight lines, written by
parol McNeeley, 8V4 years old, of Dubuque:
The Magic of (be Frost. ,
A V I saw them turn from green to gold
And flutter merrily about;
It was the doing of the frost.
Who let the happy summer out
I saw them turn from gold to brown
And flutter sadly to the ground
To -cover up the plants and things.
And make a big and leafy mound.
SHAKESPEARE, y 'know, said something
about all the world being a stagehand all the
people in it players who "strut for their brief
hour." . y " ; '
. '-- A .'
BILL should have been at , Longfellow
school last night to see some high class
"strutting. , : R. E. M'G.
summon me
phys'cian to determine whether
broncho-pneumonia is develop'ng.
Here some one rises to ask why
call the doctor to settle the ques
tion If the doctoKcan't prevent or
break up the pneumonia? Good
medical treatment aims to help the
natlent weather the illness, and
see a pnysician in mo
.. a a, when we merely ieei
trifle below par perhaps.
Which is
THE Trl-Citr Railway company, you may i It seldom follows ordinary bronchi- take a person off anddenly. My
or may Wt' recall, recently ran a series of In-Mis in children, ted this fact per- contentloffls that i&wm i
teresting advertisements in this sheet under haps accounts for the great ta.th long stand'ng and could be recog
nntinn Htr' Car Facts." The figures: some parents place in various rem-1 nneo u we uu u
r T . - . ... . 1.. . 1 . j 1 1. kMinn1i. tn WO
off or prevent pneumonia.
I' do not mean to say that exter
nal and mineral remedies are with
out value in bronchitis or in broncho-pneumonia.'
Much may be done
to increase the patient's comfort
or diminish discomfort But it Is
silly to imagine that any known
Internal or external remedy will
prevent pneumonia or break it up.
Answer Vou are right.
Srt In the Food.
Is It possible for a person to have
the best of health without aver us-
ng any salt in one s rooav -Answer
If the diet were chiefly
or entirely food of animal origin
no addition of salt would be re
niiirtx!. But if the diet were large
ly of vegetable origin, some u-
dition would be neeaea in most
parts of the world, for sucn iooas
are likely to supply too little salt
Oat for a Drive.
Went to four different doctors
two refused to give him medicine.
saying it would drive it to a airier
ent nlace. The boy, aged 4, is trou
bled with a weak bladder.
Answer You must have misun
derstood what the doctors said, for
no intelligent physician would
maVe such an absurd assertion.
Medicines do not drive diseases,
poisons or weaknesses out or In or
about the system. If by "weak
bladder" you mean bed-wetting, I
will be pleased to send you some
helpful advice about its manage-
when I say medical treatment I do ment on receipt of your request ac
rot necessarily mean plying the pa-1 companied with a self-addressed
tient with -medicines, for that is stamped envelope.
What's In A Name?
.s i
. - A rati CARNATION. .
By Rebecca T. Fernham. (
fiDapyrlght, 1I0, by Wheeler Syn
A A- ' dlcate, Inc.) e .
' Efaaor Sras very young and
vary unsophisticated.
, ' Otherwtsa aba would certainly
rt have expressed sucb genuine
-.eigat that atornlng when she
j-opeaed- the big fiorUt's box just
. dallmred and found It to contain
carsjUon.. Carnations as abirth
aay gift from one's fiance! How
ootid anyone expect less than or
aktds, or roses, at least? But,
"atraage to say." Eleanor was de
legated with the carnations.
, "How lovely of Ralph!" she mur
ared. ca resting one of the pink
baaaUes. "My lavortto flower! I
, aaat thank him right -away." '
"ale-was soon carrying on an an
imated conversation at the phone
- and summoning, the most .delighted
tanas possible to express her un
dying gratitude for his gift "I
(Mil keep them always," she as
serted, "in memory of my 21st
-All of themr ,. - v . .
"AIL I ahall not throw one
Well. Ill ba arofcd tonight
Ooad-by- s v
- Ralph burl up the receiver, and
wast aa wila nM wotk. !H,wai
alaa yeaag aad to hint any atate
, aseat of Eleanor's, bowerer axag
t gar-tad. was infalllbW. ,.?,,
"lf aha teat the most adorable,"
thought "to promise te keep
t ee flowers forever. , My dear.
.aeat girl!" -.- -.-;'' a
Tbat evening Eleanor waa stand-
, tag an the plassa watting tor Ralph.
Nestling in her brown carlo waa a
carnation selected from the big
tssafal os the parlor taMa, aadTs
cstar maUhed that of aar f'
tS ft karaaad arr
A gentle breese was blowing and
as ahe was gazing down the street I
for a' sight of Ralph a curl was
wafted Into ber face. She pushed
It back impatiently, unconsciously
discomposing the flower In her
hair? Again, a breese came and
blew the lock into her face. Again
she pushed it back and this time
the carnation fell to the ground.
But Eleanor did not notice this.
For down the street she saw the
broad shoulders of JRalph turning
the corner. In a flarh she had left
the plassa and waa In the parlor.
She snatched a book from the ta
ble, arranged herself carefully in
tha chair by the window, and be
gan to read industriously. f
"Now, he'll think be'a caught me
napping," was her thought
The steps rang as they came up
the walk, but stopped suddenly as
they reached the plassa. Eleanor
kept her eyee fixed on the page
while the color crept mora daaply
Into bar cheeks. If he thought that
Just by atarteg at her he waa go
ing to make her look na he was
mistaken! A bit of a smile played
about her Hps. ' She wondered If
her dimple showed. . -
. Taen tha, steps began agahy but
-athey -were . receding! Surprise
held Eleanor in her chair, When
she at last jumped up and ran to
the door; oaly Ralph's back was
visible as ha turned the corner.
"He must have forgotten tha
candy." said Eleanor after a mo
ment's thought "though be never
baa befora." , .
JThe nearest candy store was
ttewa ntSalot away. Eleaaer wait
ed 0. i Then aha atralted oat into
tr alttlag vdast where tha rest ot
( hnll mn. '
R "Dldnt EaJjaTVaaa asked er
(Other. . I.v . ,
.; v : v Agnes, . ;:
The Greek word agos, signifying
a matteic. of religious awe, gave the
adjective aggos, .meaning sacred
pure, and iC in turn, names the
tree whose twigs the Greek ma
trons strewed on their beds during
the festival of Demeter, which the
Romans called Agnus Castus. .
Incidentally, the Latin word for
lamb is agnus, and since this ani
mal was used for the sacred pur
pose of sacrifice, Agnes comes by
her .heritage of purity and sanctity
One of the first women to bear
the name of Agnes was the gentle
Roman maiden whose martyrdom
named the Church of St Agnese.
It Is said to have en built by
Constantino on the sifft where she
was put to the utmost proof and
retains an old mosaic picturing
her clad only in her flowing hair,
being dragged along by brutal sol
diers. Another ancient church
covers Vie catacomb where she
was Interred, and the story goes
that .while her relatives and pil
grims who came to pay their bom-
age were weeping there one day,
that by watching and fasting oa
St Agnes' eve, maidens could dis
cover ' their fate in marriage, by
praying nine times to the mooni
ana lasting mree eves in succes
eion, they could secure whom they
would. Keats, in his exquisite
poem, 'Tne Eve of St. Agnes,
iers to this superstition:
"They told -her how upon St Agnes'
Young virgins might have vis
ions of delight .
If ceremonies due they did aright:
As, supperless, to bed they most
And couch supine their beauties,
illy white;
Nor look behind, nor sideways,
but require .
Of Heaven with upward eyes for
all that they desire!"
Agnes is popular in England,
Scotland, and as a royal name in
France, and Germany. France calls
her Agniesf Agneta is an English
form: Agnese, Agnesca and Agnete
are Italian. The Wesh form is
Nest The jewel assigned to Agnes
Is the agate, which givea courage
and guards its wearer from dan
ger. It is considered a cure for
she appeared auddenly in radiant i insomnia and insures pleasant
glory, with a lamb or spotless j dreams. Thursday is a fortunate
whiteness. day for Acnes and 2 her talismanic
The gospel for St. Agnes day number. If she dreams of her
was 'the parable of the 10 virgins, jewel, it is a sign of a journey.
and aince she was accused of magic ( Her flower is the wild rose, signi
arts, English superstition arose i fying simplicity.
revival implies a 'lull in me in-iuiea- wimoui leaving any
trrrmt and there baa been no lull, to carry on the line. Dei
Any way you pat it this is a big j of others went back to Engl
tear .for ancestor Bunting, ttoys'iew uisappeareu into an ahi
who fought in France m other 'from which they have yet tZ
some odd given name that ran In
the families. The usual remark
after an introduction would be:
"Bllgginsr Oh, yes. i Are you
descended from, the Hiram Blig
glnses of Vermont?"
And oftener than not the other
fellow would have to aay that he
didn't know.
The Americans seem less ready
with the family past than the
French or English. But the detec
tive instinct, which every true
American baa, or thinks he has,
waa soon aroused and put 'on the
trail of the missing ancestors,
tome soldiers wrote home at once
to trace connections, and others
declared that when they got back
they were certainly going to find
out what ancestors hung on their
family trees. '
As a result of this enthusiasm,
and of the Mayflower celebrations.
-j-it is expected that this year will
I pove to be a record-breaking year
iot rouuug oui uiuueu records ana
bringing to light long lost great
grandfathers. -
Interest in genealogy is meas
ured with mathematical precision
by the New England Historical
Genealogical society at its head
quarters here. This society has
the best genealogical library in the
country. Stocked with many valu
able old manuscripts - and rare
books, this library is a court of last
resort to which people hunting fam
ily records come from all over the
country, and even from abroad.
A Library of the eDad.
Because its library is so widely
and steadily used, the society con
siders it a reliable place to take
statistics on genealogy. Every
person wbo visits the room is re
quired to register at each visit and
every balf hour a count is taken
of the readers. These records are
kept year after year. They prove,
what is known hi a general way,
that ever since about 1845; when
Americans began to acquire wealth,
popular interest in genealogy has
been growing steadily,
At first the popular demand for
ancestors was restricted to the
very wealthy, but gradually less
affluent families went hunting for
themselves. The genealogical so
ciety, mentioned has a record of
some '800 family historians, of whom
about SO are professionals, and the
rest are amateurs interested mainly
In the history of their own families.
Of course this is not a complete
list of the persons who devote
their time to genealogy, and there
are many more who are interested
in it as a hobby or side-line.
The big fact which the average
American would like to prove re
garding his family past is that be
had an ancestor on the Mayflower.
Interest in the Mayflower passen
gers is Stronger than ever this year ! carved on his stone.
Decause oi tne celebration, so that lns Kicnard More came overs
perhaps a few words regarding the , a boy in the care of Elder Willka
Mayfiowerites will not be amiss Brewster, and finally settled h
here. j Salem. He is one of the 55 paste
So many people are putting in gers from whom .descent hai not
claims to join the Society of May-! been proved, but the vandalism M
flower Descendants that the secre-; his tombstone for which no eu
tary, George .Ernest Bowman, is ; has assumed the responsibility d
kept busy sorting the sheep from a good instance of the sort of thing
the goats., i that misleads family historians, ,
Mr. Bowman 13 recognized as one I Many an- American in all good
of the most reliable authorities on! faith has presented his record M
Mayflower history. He is the only the Society of Mayflower Descend
person who has ever tried to com- i ants, only to find that bis family
pile the records of all the May-. !ne has been twisted somewhere,
flower passengers, and he knows 'and that he i's not a-real son a
the famous lines so well that no ' the Pilgrims,
false claimant slips past his eagle! Such disillusioned ones tome
eye into the congregation of latter : times .find comfort in the principle
day Pilgrims. , of heredity. According to Usiuaii
Pilgrims Wtre Few. j law, each parent contributes en-
There were 104 passengers cn' fourth of a child's heritage, end
tne lamous ship, Mr. Bowman
says, and descent can be traced
from 40 of them, or really from 22
distinct families, as the other 1
persons were related by birth br
marriage to the 22. .Thus, in the
icicum. mi. ouwman la mm
on soma of these dit:h..
and hopes soon to annosaesaJ
one ot the linea is completed, !
It is a curious fact that the th.
names of.nlneot the famou?
sec gers are unknown. Tha a
records and Bradford's hUtorrrf
the expedition refer to theme
as the wife or son of James ?
ton. or John Turner, as tha a!
might be.
Some Pllgrfms Inkiews, ,
Proving fitness to become ea
the Mayflower elect is not ,!
a simple procedure, even it n
family tree has been carefniiVJ
served. Genealogolists, profesfl
al as well as amateur, are ri.
times led astray by incorrn .
I ords, or else they take the won! a
jan unknown historian withes
veniymg it Dy consulting aa u.
thority. This sort of careleu m
leads to such remarkable mml
ments as that Mary Chiltoa sS
born on the Mayflower.
she is known to have reached fl.
s It would seem that the naniM
the Mayflower passengers woaM a
well known to genealogists, j
Mr. Bowman often receives appUa. '
tions for Mayflower members,
from people who claim deees!
from some one who is not on us
list of passengers. Sometimes Hi
the name of a colonist who cam
on the Sparrowhawk or the An.
which sailed a few years after us
Mayflower, and again some recur,
seeker has gotten hold of a asm
similar to a Pilgrim's and mixed It
into hia genealogy. Mr. Bownu
has no easy task detecting such er
rors, though he says that h
sometimes amused by. ridicules
mistakes tie nnds.
The latest "bull" which he bal
aisvovorea caused mm, as he nap,
to use language in the presence el
a lady, for which he afterwarJi
apologized, but she said she didst
blame him for -his remarks. Hi
took his friend to the old Sales
burying ground to see the etlj
tombstone of a Mayflower pastes-
ger in existence. He walked spa
it, expecting to find the familiar
inscription "Here lyeth buried yi
body of Captain Richard More, ags
84 years." The inscription as
there, but below it had been cartel,
in a' gopd imitation of the original
style of lettering, "A MarBowa
Pilgrim" and a date.
Improving Tombstones." ':
"In a few years," said Mr. Bow
man, "that lettering will look ett
like the rest, and people will think
those words 'were put there origin
ally. And worst of all, the date h
wrong, for while we do not Knot
exactly when Richard More diet, I
have proof that he was alive it
least two years after the dst
grandparent one-sixteenth, and w
on. Continuing backward, same
mathematician reaches the coatfo
sion that the Pilgrim descendant
can boast of only l-65,536th part
of his Mayflower ancestor's blood.
minute," said Eleanor, feigning a
yawn. "Guess I'll get my embroid
ery. 7 .'..j.
She went up to her own1 room
end flung herself upon the bed.
Why should he come to the very
door and then turn away? It it
was something he really had to at
tend to, why hadnt be come in
and told first or telephoned after
wards? The questions kept, run
ning through her head until ahe
finally dropped , into a troubled
The following afternoon Eleanor
went out on the plassa to feel the
cool breeze on her hot aching tore,
head. As she stood there a faint
odor was wafted up to her, and
looking down ahe saw a wilted car
nation lying at her feet -
"Why, the flower I had an laat
night!", ahe marveled, and then.
there came a great light
Ralph bad sot felt very well that
morning. His ' pride waa deeply
wounded. That ahe" ahouia prom
ise to do something and then de
liberately not do it! , An awful re
alization his loved one false, la
the afternoon came a . telephone
"Hello." .' ' '
"Is that you. Ralph? j
Those honeyed tones were only
too fsmlllar.- Yee." b said. icuy.
"You didn't come last nighC
Silence. Then, finally "Why
notr . -
"Business at the last mlnuta,"
aald Ralph, coldly.
Thar warn, aomathln Ilka a SraaO
at the other end of the wire, ana Eleanor, I have wronged- you.
Haipn was entranced br her
words. Thoughtless creature that
she was to think of his dropping
his work! Suddenly posseased with
a mad desire to see Eleanor again
after 24 hours' absence, he an
swered, the coldness almost gone
irom nis voice: - Ail right, I'll
come out at once.
Ralph resolved on the wav out
to Eleanor's to be very stern and
com aner an. For a moment a
strong emotion had almost prevail
ed upon him to forgive and forget
her unfaithfulness. Now his pride
uau again gained me upper band
To throw away one of hia flowers 1
on ,the very day that he had given 1
iaa u ner ana inai sne had prom
ised to keep. them always impos
sible to forgive. He would explain
to ber bis attitude and aay good
bla forever. .... , ,
- Eleanor, dressed as she bad been
the night before, was quietly wait
ing for him. "Look,", she said, and
showed him a wilted, stemless
flower which she held In her band.
"Sea, I bad It in my hair last night,
like this," she indicated a fresh
flower resting in her hair. "It fell
out as I waa watching for you. I
found it this afternoon. . I said that
I shouldn't throw any away, f
aaaax I shall keep this one, and
this In my hair, and all the ofbera
which) you see in the vase there. I
always keep my word." ahe added,
and rose proudly. -
"Eleanor!" cried Ralph. "She
anone wita a new light in hia eyes.
was true, .sna was faithful.
i i i
lUCdrt HOinCl Argus Iiifonngilion Bureau
Dear -Mrs. Thompson: I am a lose the sweet beautiful girl you
young man 21 years old and am en- J love now, and In her place you
gaged to a girl 20 years old. Her wou,d flnd tireo nd irritable llt
narents ohlect to onr mrrvn .ill"6 wom"' unf L to enjoy her bus-
then the answer: "Oh Ralph, 1
know that wasn't It! Tell ma why
yoa went away after you bad come
aa tar aa the taps." , . ' '
"I caaaet explain fairy bera.1
"Than eosae out sera sow. Nea
atM yaw ,.... -:
WlU you forgive me?"
. minute later be held her i
his arms aad ahe did not resist
though they ' haven't anything
against ma I am considered a gen
tleman and do not drink as most
of the young boys do. Their only
reason is that they do not want her
to leave home. They think I cast
not support her.
I make as much as" the average
man. I love her and cannot do
without her. I am sure she loves
me, ' for' she would marry me re
gardless of what her parents said.
would you advise us to so ahead
against their will? I believe aome
parents cause ihelr children to live
a jrery unhappy life for not letting
in em marry the one they love. I
take advice from anyone that is
Older than I am, and respect gray
hair. I could go ahead and give
you the history of my Ufa, but I
dont think it -is necessary. But
don't yon think, deep down la- your
heart, I should go ahead and mar
ply thla gjrl? v, , ANXIOUS.
Tas, r think yon should marrv
tha girl, since yon love her so much
and ahe loves yon. Bat I do not
think you should marry her until
you have saved a thousand dollars
or are able to start out in your
own noma which is practically
paid tot. aa well a the furniture la
it To marry unless yon are reallv
prepared to npnort the girl you
band or the children which would
prooaoiy come.
My picture is very pessimistic. If
you were an older man I would ho
mora hopeful and give my sane-
Don to an Immediate marrlare. len
der the circumstances. hmw
since you are so young, I honestly
believe that you should wait until
you are ready to make a good start
in married life, v -
Thank You: It would be all
right lor. you to read the two books
you mentioned if you did so with
your mother's consent with the
right attitude. Thev ; should h
read for knowledge and ep'jrltuall
1 Aay leader can sal tte aamr eo ear mum br writinr The Arrui Into
Oim Boreas. Frederic i. Haakia. Director. Wuhtnrtoo. D. C. Qm lull nw
addren and acloaa two-cent ilomp lor return Sottas. Be bricl. All iaquinei
eooSdeoUiu ta rasfUee twins wal direct to each imiiridtu: l a eitciiuoii !
hi to ttoaraaHM letim).
Q. What ahould be served with
a salad? F. V.
A. Cheese Straws, crisp crack
ers, small sandwiches or nut bread,
may be served with meat and vege
table salads, while sponge cake or
angel food spread with preserves
may be substituted with a fruit
salad. i
Q- Is the fact that furniture Is
veneered, a sign of poor workman
ship? F. D.
A. Much of the finest furniture
Is veneered in special parts. It Is
necessary to use veneer in order to
get the beautiful grains that are
aeen in drawer fronts, for Instance.
The test of good furniture is the
care and precision with which
veneering is done rather than the
iaea oi it.
Q. Why are the little white soan
"Eleanor- said Ralph, softly. i love would be more than an anklnd
Tet'a aerer let a pink earaUea aeas ta her. ffae would bW to
coma between na aU." , s aaaa aad srtnrvark uatli m wemld
good and not in order to excite the beans called navy beans?
uibsuiwiuu uau ta sural an material
for conversation between you and
other girla of your ageU Such -subjects
afe too sacred to debase by
vulgar thoughts and Ulkjag.
' Jfrs. lane. B. : I am very aorry
but I have not the addrasa which
you nave requested.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Should the
W. P. Q.
A. The department of agricul
ture says that the small white soup
beans were called navy beans be
cause of the enormous quantities
purchased by the navy department
tor nse on ships. -;
Q. Is a veteran of the Spanish
American war eligible for a pen
sion? A.E.R.
A. The MfiftfAtl
Of thA 7lrl all Trk tfiait m Z-Z-IZl 7 W
w.JW Mit JiLfi wben.tioa should hava been that the act
-OY'nnrr' f,?nBe ' W'twlta that any
it. u ' rTTY A,D DOlli. soldier or sailor wbo served m
The boy should take the eWnav. AniLJZ J.. JTVl-P
arm when rmutm . ."
vai - places . or
the result of vicious habits, en
titled to a pension of from ll
$30 per month, proportioned to the
degree of inability to earn a f
port by manual labor. The, set
also allows pension to such u
diers and sailors on account of MJ
as follows: Sixty-two years, $11
per month: 68 years. $18; 72 yean,
$24. and 75 years, $30.
Q. How can the difference be
tween wood alcohol and grain
hoi be told by a simple method!
A. J. H.
A If hnrna In an alrnhol lS3A
wood alcohol will burn with a
low flame, while pure grain alcoW
produces a blue flame.
Q. Does a certain salary goh
certain posts' In the consular
Ice?- H f. v-.
A. The appointment division
the state department says that tM
fact that a man Is consul general
In London does not give him
specified salary, as the salary
given the Individual man wharewr
he may be, in accordance wM "!
ability and value to the ervi
and is not given in accordance aw
the particular post which be oeos
pies. . .. r"'
Q. What waa "The Battle of
Books r- T.
A. "The Battle of the Booki ,J
the Utle of a famous book by if
athan Swift, which grew out
... h. wimnaratM
. -mj-ns its V S71 vj J w vjg iaai7 vvvtr aajL.
merits of ancient and m4era
Street or the Phlllnnlna n.n... . ' . .",.l". v.... in! 0(1
fta nMk t. m.!.: 17' Bi".w .asttuspuw
thronsk a xix-J hat - -" aaavswusa, ana wp.a rreaca scholars, out wu " v-
"I"ia a erwwa, Pa m a atbar was boaoraalT diacaamri n i.h rn.i.nn nonk wa
r-,-. : r. :v ...... Werlnar traaa am diMhiut. k.iu- .1 .lr. -
aar ellaabUitv not bnrlaaana, l tkm. whnla aifalr.

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