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Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, January 03, 1920, Image 6

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ttjtar price (or domestic consumers and tb
prealdent eJacreetly deemed that tho embargo
should remain. The director of, nmaeonomy
lata Investigated and found that the country
aa a whole, would haT a surplus tola year ot
62,00 tons. ' .
: Ot coarse thia sugar belongs to" Argentina
and it has a right to keep it it it wants to, the
apply wouldn't go tar towattf" relieving the
world shortage even if it should be sold, there
would be no cut in prices and the big refiner
would make most of the profit, but Just the
same it is rather mean of our South American
neighbors to 'keep all that sweetness piled up
about the place after their own normal wants
are satisfied.
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v- (Speaking of profiteering, even the United
Ctatea mint made more money last year than
over 'before. ..... ' ., - . .
In Poland there are no lees than 13 political
parties' fighting tor , control of the country.
And stilt there ate some people who consider
the United States party ridden!
: The high cost of. newspaper making has
' brought about a consolidation ot the only two
lUiiv-imhltrations at Decatur, a city with a
" - -
larger population than Rock Island.
Vfhe year 1919 also set a new recora ior
the humber of lynchlngs. This being campaign
year' the public will bare a chance to work
" some of the remaining bad blood out of its
' system without resorting to homicide.
' England is to have women barristers, the
first of the sex hating been admitted as a
f tudent In London. Whether the militant suf
fragists had anything to do with it or not,
the Roman's movement certainly is attaining
considerable-velocity in the tight little isle.
- Raisin whisky is Bald to be rank poison, but
kA L...mM mnnfaftiir nf It fa inr.ra&s-
: ing ind it finds a ready market at extrava
gant prices. There are so many people will
ing to try anything once, even in the face of si
Strong probability that they never will be able
, to do so again. "
; ,. ' '"
After cleaning up this batch of anarchist
the government ought to give a little attention
to sfjch fool trouble makers as the fellow re
' sponglble for the story that the president had
' pronged England a loan of 113,000,000,000. Of
courpe It Is preposterous from every angle and
you'd think no one would believe it. but the fact
. is a great many readers swallowed it and laid
, up another score in their lists of imaginary
' blunders and wrongs committed the gov
ernment. Anything which tends to discredit
the government unwarrantedly is little short
of treason in a time ot national danger such
as through which we are now passing. .
- f : S!
President Wilson signed the McNary bill
prolonging ' the life of the sugar equalization
board for another year, but it isn't likely that
there will be any appreciable effect in keeping
prices' down. Last ytter the Cuban crop was
pooled and it was bought by the United States
and 1U allies under an agreement. Now the'
growers are selling independently and getting
the highest prices that buyers will pay. If
the $ni(ed States went into the market in Cuba
it would have to bid against others and the
mor bidders there are the higher prices will
oe. :, iu sugar cqoaiizauon Duaru biiii Das
licensing power over' dealers and it can see
that ; profits are kept down to a reasonable
basil in this country. It can discourage profi
teering here to some extent, but not in Cuba.
The Red Menace.
It looks as if the United States at last were
awake to the danger of revolutionary radical
ism and means to' do something about it Raids
undertaken during the last 24 hours show that
the department of Justice has been keeping
pretty close track ot 'the trend of events in
anarchistic circles and that it is prepared to
suppress the menace before it gets far enough
along to reach the stage of action. All it need
is the backing of public sentiment In order
to have this it is necessary that the people be
L fully informed as to what the reds are aiming
1 . 11 .1. Al -
at and how they propose to accompiian iueir
purposes. Seizure of red leaders from time to
time, either deporting or locking them up and
publishing their inflammatory literature ought
to hold the actual' danger within reasonable
limits and keep the people alive to the peril
of. letting such propaganda, circulate without
restraint. . ' ..
' Thia in no class ouestion. There can be
none in a republic such as this where the pop
ular will always has an opportunity of expres
sion at the polls and where there is approxi
mate' equality of opportunity among men ac
cording to their mental and physical powers.
The radicals are proposing nothing more than
an overturning of society, with a substitution
of brute force for intelligence and a temporary
autocratic rule by those whose want of capac
ity has kept them from places of power in the
Pst. , ,
That the regime they -propose would be
short lived is as certain as that scum rises or
water always seeks the lowest level. A care
ful reading of red literature will make the
entire matter clear to any intelligent mind.
Nothing proposed .is even a passable substi
tute for what we now have and the attempt to
make short cuts to political perfection could
only result in a loss much' of that which we
have gained by generations of patient effort. .
: For the present the radicals must be vig
orously dealt with, even at the risk ot Justify
ing some ot their indictments against arbitrary
authority. The line must be sharply drawn, be
tween that in politics which is destructive and
that which tends to bring about progress
through established-channels. , '
. Xt't Tool. r
At home it seems to be the rule
Pa never has "the proper tool" "
a v-.v A at thinci. For the stunt
That stumps ma, tholigh, you'll have to innU
The castor on the table leg .
Fell out Pa said a wooden peg
Would fix it iip. But ma kep' mum
And fixed it with a. wad of gum.
We could scarce open our front door.
It stuck so tight An' pa. he swore
He'd "buy a plane" as big as life ? .
Ma fixed it with the carving knife. .;.
Frederic MocMn'o Letter
New York City. Jan. S. Movie
fans all over the country ere now
being urged by the movie Jndustry
to write to their senators and ask
them, for the love ot Mike, to ratify
turers held a virtuaj monopoly,
which brought them billions ot dol
lars. "England alone.", says on
movie authority, "has lieeit known
to pay $100,000 tor one oi our Dig
tholpeace treaty, and ratify it now. pictures. Thirty thettsand dollar,
tuu jx.0 1, jS a common price. The continent
L T nSoTor ! li goooTor 50 per picture The
I Where Sugar Is Plentiful
Argentina has sugar, but it means to keep
it. Not long ago the sugar growers of Tuca
''man-jr which leads in production of the com
modity, announced that they had a surplus of
VC0,040 tons and asked the president of the re
: public to revoke the embargo which has been
Taxing Wood Alcohol
And now they want to slap a high tax upon
wood alcohol and license its sale. That, of
course, would put it on the same distributive
basis as grain alcohol and actually tend to give
It the same standing, which it is believed,
would be a mistake. It would amount to" its
recognition as a beverage substitute for grain
alcohol. The psychology is wrong. 1
Extra taxes and restrictions upon the sale
would also tend to increase the price and to
make the use of wood or denatured alcohol
prohibitive in many ways where it Is now ex
ceedingly valuable. The price to commercial
users should be kept as low as possible.
It is all right to require poison labels and
It thought best to specify a certain color for
containers, as is now done with gasoline. Per
haps the United States chemical laboratories
at Washington can figure out a method of
making wood alcohol still more deadly as a
means of helping to inspire respect for its
Qualities. If it were a matter of common
knowledge that a few drops would be imme
diately fatal it isn't likely that any sane per
son would have trouble resisting its allure
ments. If necessary change the name and call
it "sudden death" or give it some other equally
suggestive title. Don't, iu any event, dignify
It by a special tax.
The bureau drawer got stuck one day,
Anii nn.h nr null 'twas there to stay.
Says pa, "Some day twill shrink, I-hope.
Ma fixed it wltn a piece oi ubv. ,
The window shade got out of whack.
Twoul not pull down, nor yei rou dm.
Pa says, "No one can nx inai imuj.
Ma fixed it wltn a piece oi amu.
I broke the stove door hinge one day.
f'Twas cracked before, tnougn,
Pa said we'd put a new door in
Ma grabbed her hair an got a pin.
The bathtub drain got all clogged up. ,
Pa bailed the tub out wun a cup
He had a dreadful helpless look.
Ma cleaned it with a crochet hook.
One day our old clock wouldn't start
Pa said he'd take it ail apart
Some day an' fix the ol' machine -
Ma soused the works in kerosene. , .
The garden gate latch it broke one day,
Cows ate our sweet corn. up. An' say,
Pa scolded like a house anrei i
Ma fixed the latch with baling wire.
So when my things gets out of fix
Do I ask Pa to mend 'em? Nix!
But ma Just grabs what's near at hand
An' togs things up to beat the band.
"This world that we're a-livin' in
. Is mighty hard to beat:
We get a thorn with every rose
But ain't the roses sweet?"
o ' . . x
"As I was going over the bridge the other
dv. I met Patsv O'Brien. 'OSBrien,' says I,
'how are your rretiy weu, mans you, uruuy,
says he. "Brady?" says I, 'that's not my name.
Faith," said he 'an mine's not O'Brien' . ...
With that we both looked again at each other,
and sure enough it was nayther, of us."
Consider the violin. A cat contributes the
strings a horse furnishes the bow, a man
rakes in the money, and we call it harmony.
, . Harrowing Details.
"I want that book, 'The Red Boat,- puffed a
plump matron of uncertain years. ,
"'The Red Boat" by whom? Interrogated
sweet-and-twenty at the book counter. -
"Oil, I don't know who it is by r never pay,
no attention to who writes 'em."
After a thorough search: "I have no such
book in stock, and none by that name listed."
s "Well, it's mighty strange. It's a book you
see. everywhere at Christmas. My sister has
It an"
; A pretty pucker v gathered between sweet-and-twenty's
blue eyes:
"I hare never heard of it; we have the best
sellers, the classics, and here is one we have
a great demand for "THE RUBAIYAT."
"That's it, that's it. The Ruby Yacht. I
said it was the 'Red Boat' or something like
i totanhnttA jponr local . newspaper,
the manager of a large" movie ther.
atre told his audience nere ine oiner
day. "but get your mees6 .
right away.-
Meantime, the supply or wni-e
paper is rapidly becoming exhaust
ed by members of the industry in
sending Iranuc aemauua v -ington
for an early ratification,
and, as tor telegraph blanks, so
many have been- devoted to this
purpose TecenUy that there are
.mir anv left for New -Tear
I Til IBM' I III rqr-B -"T . "
total income of one concern for
one year during the war. when the
European trade was only half alive.
was nearly tnree muuon aouars.
So. you see. the American movie
industry was unprepared when the
war suddenly ended and the foreign
exchange began to Interfere with
business. The exchange situation
makes American film cost the
European something like twice the
money it used to. TheA price is pro
hibitive. Although the foreign pub
lic is as mad tor amusement as
ever, and new picture houses are
felicitations. thai -wringing' on all over Europe, the
From tnJ.ynoBia.0inag American product is now practic
thereis Fme.thlng.APrta.g h! ally- barred, in some cases by gov-
on Between me irrauy , -m.nt .mhlLaaM., nprmanv and
but aouowess yuu "-------
importation or
mnvitk tlllftiHefiS.
are still wondering now ui;u
situation could affect the movie fan.
Tt rfnea in only this way: If the
treaty is not ratified pretty soon.
the moving picture muusirj
ins to be so hard hit that it will
have to pass the blow on to the
theatres .arid the movie the
atres will have to recover from it
by charging higher i admission
prices. So will a failure to ratify
ih irontv take money out of the
pocket of everybody who goes to
the movies.
The price of admission to the
movies, however, the producers say,
has not risen In proportion 10 uiut-i
prices since the wrar. . Now there
are advance rumors
conditions are not ameliorated
within the next couple ot months,
the movie as an amusement will be
as expensive as the average the
atrical show. It is a dire threat.
Surely congress will be stou.
heartcd to withstand the motion
picture patrons. ' '
The conditions thus hinted at are
principally in Europe. Europe has
stopped importing films from the
United States, because its rate of
money exchange is so disturbed
that it cannot afford to do so. Re
rontiv the Dound sterling dropped
to a value below J4, while the franc
declined to a little over half its
normal value. Naturally, with its
purchasing power so handicapped,
and with its credit sadly limited.
Europe is buying only tne airect.
cargoes - on the
American film
Meantime, the European moving
picture manufacturers are making
haste to take advantage of this con-
! dition, working hard to recover the
business they lost during the war.
Today,. England, for the first time,
is not'only supplying its own do
minions with film, but is shipping
films to this .country. . British pro
ducers are importing American
stars "and American directors to
work in England studios, in some
cases featuring an American lead
ing woman with a British leading
man ana vice versa, ijonaon,
which lost Its hold upon the expor
tation of film to the British posses
sions during the war, is now rapidly
regaining it.
No wonder the American produc
ers are sore at the senate. The sit
uation in the movie world, is, in
deed, critical. "How do you sup
pose," one movie producer demand
ed the other day, as lie nervously
chewed a prodigious cigar, "we
are going to continue to buy J2?,
000 stories for our business; pay our
artists and directors . tremendous
salaries, and advertise their pic
tures at an enormous cost without
our European velvet? It can't be
done; unless and here is what is
going to happen the production
costs are passed on' to the ex
hibitor. , - .
i "Either we will have to lower
necessities of life, or the raw ma-1 tlie stanjara 0f the pictures we are
terials from which to manufacture ) produciCE waicn will hurt the ex-
hlbitor through a decreased patron
age at his theatre, or we wisl have
to charge higher rentals for our
flimsy The higher rentals, in turn,
will of course be passed on to the
public In the form of a higher aa
mission price."
' In cctfsider'.ng this problem fac-
The Baager ef Being AUve (16)
, What SkeaM Yoa Knew I ,
A little knowledge is dangerous.
A S-year-old child was poisoned by
a few grains of acetaniUde which
his mother administered in the
form of a "harmless- grippe tablet
recommended by a successful drug
gist. Understanding brings freedom
from worry and tear. When I re
ceived an anesthetic and submitted
to a major operation a while ago
1 was rather disappointed because
I couldn't work up the least bit of
anxiety about it, for I couldn't tor
get that my margin ot safety under
tther was as great as it is when I
cross a busy street and that the
operation itself, was a lot safer than
the 'disease would be without the
111 health it nowadays more gen
erally recognized as the principle
cause of failure in business life
and in the business of life. People
who looked upon hygiene as a neg
ligible matter only a few years ago
are today eager students ot the
subject, for they are beginning to
think that sickness Is the one lux
ury which nobody can afford.
Thrift begins with trifles and
leads toward contentment. The dif
ficulty is to begin saving Just a lit
tle when you have plenty. . It Is so
much easier to spend the whole
surplus from week to week and
from month to month while things
are coming easy.
Health may be conserved the
same as weauth. But it is hard to
persuade the individual whose
health seems good today to pay
any attention to the conservation
of health. Hia impulse is to laugh
at doctors and enjoy himself while
joy is to be had, and let tomorrow
take care of itself. This policy is
based on the obsolete notion that
good medicine is bitter. Good med
icine, if folks only knew, is great
fun. There is nothing In the pur
suit ot hygiene and health that is
not good fun, if you don't take life
too seriously. The satisfaction a
thrifty person derives from the con
templation of his savings is small
mmmirrf with that which comes to
one who by simple exercises, for
instance, or by intelligent selection
of diet, or by the utilization of sun-
llaht or fresh air, retains ana aaus
to his good neaun.
thpm. While admitting useii to oe
ravenous for amusement, it is stoic
ally refusing to .buy it until tho
r-te of money exchange assumes in
.normal equilibrium.
This cannot happen until the
United States ratifies the pease
treaty, thereby "ending the unroot
a u"VcY" .! ;X;,T;. ing the movie industry, the pro-
wmcn is k"s "t. ducers contend, it must be borne in
ing American Danaers w mind that oictures are different
CaSh T " common ly tnm other export commodities. The
, ,V, Aim business ' Closing oi ui mum -'""-
has. for several years
ing tpm iw foodstuffs or other manufactured
bis; Piullts. .When the war sianeu.i ,, . v, h
t!i established producers of mi
nim business ' -iuhiub ui mo Su u.a, -
be?n depen i-lot tend to glut the market on this
r most of Ksl side, as might occur In ihe case of
tion pictures were recovering only
the cost3 of their productions in
this country, while the profits came
from Europe. Or, as the movie
men themselves describe it, Europe
was velvet.
With the war, conditions immert'
is talk of Wood for president and lately became so chaotic and money
w-oio.h h ,n so tlelit In the belligerent coun
tries that tuere was a suaueu co-
Cole for governor. Wood-Cole that ought
make a hot campaign.--Columbus Dispatch.
May a cat look at a king? Certainly, but
the safest time is when sitting In the queen's
lap. -
Did you know there is an Elizabethan poet
living today? He lives in Elizabeth, New Jer
sey. His name? Peter Lindsay.
A recent ad: Family going away for the
winter will rent their house t couple without
children containing all the latest improve
ments. -
Of the making of many books there Is no
end and yet of a thousand new books issued
in any one season not one hundred are read
the year after publication; 10 years later, of la while the only source of supply
these one hundred not even 1Q are alive. Per
haps that 1b why one of our foremost essayists
once said, "Never read a new book."
Hemorrhoids. - y
1. What are piles. 2. What '
causes them? S. Are they serioas?
4. How can they be cured? -
'- v- - A C y
Answer I. Dilated veins is tat
rectal wall or about the rectal otW
lice. Piles are painless unless k
flamed; inflammation of the pllefc -popularly
called "an attack ot 0m
piles." Wheu the inflammation saa -sides,
as it does In a few days, as
a" rule, the pile still remains, ot
course, although many a poor gstk -
at this time gives a testimonial to
the effect that whatever treatmtat .
he used has "cured" his piles u4 i
by the time his next attack coast -the
testimonial is embalmed In ta.
delible printer's Ink. 2. Digahy,
upright posture, lack of phyilcsj
education, the frequent use ot c
thartlcs (especially purely vegtts.
ble physics and perfectly haralew
liver pills and such things), otm. ,
eating, 'corsets, tight belts, tat
ceautuui habit of hanging yew
pants or your skirts on your stoat
ach or your transverse colon, prtt
sure upon the large veins by stifle
tumors or the pregnant womb, er
by accumulations ot fecal matter li '
the lower, bowel, through tht rtlhv
ed custom ot postponing or Ipwr.
nature s call. 3. Often sllei
ruin health, either by causing too
much physical distrt ss or by emot
ing frequent small hemorrhages'
(perhaps within the bowel andt
hence unnoticed oy the victim, tht
blood belpg thus gradually ex
hausted and health undermined.)
4. By operation under ether pain
less, safe, efficient treatment.
excessive uu in Hair.
Kindly tell me what to do for ex
cessive oil in my hair. I wash It
every two weeks, but within two ot
three days it becomes oily again.
Answer Wash it every three or
four days. No danger in washing
the hair aB often as necessary to
remove oil or dandruff or dirt. Tht
oil may be removed from the hair
by drawing strands of hair through
a towel moistened with colognt
water or other toilet water. At
night carefully rub into the linn
of the scalp made by parting tht
hair here and there a little of this
ointment on the finger-tips:
Precipitated sulphur :.l dram
Salicylic acid 20 gralni
Ooiutment of rose water...! ounci
What's In a
tCopyritht. 1919. by th Wheeler Syndicate. Ine.)
sation in the purchase of American
films, which hit many of our ome.ii
movie firms hard. '
Later, however, the whole of war
rinf; Europe, went amusement
mad. The people who stayed at
home had te have it in order t i
keep their mental balance and se
cure temporary forgetfulness from
the awful tragedies engulfing them.
At the same time, the amusement
industries of Europe soon ceased
production on account of the scarc
ity of man-power and the necessity
for converting every factory into a
war plant. France, Italy, . Great
Britain and Germany all stopped
manufacturing films, so that for
1 By Mrs. H. Parker.
fCopyrlght. 1920. by the Wheeler
, J ". Syndicate, Inc.)
Esther Ayre had supper alt ready
whe her sister Pauline returned
front' work. The girl sank into a
half, and sighed.
' "What troubles you, Jolly?" was
ate. .. -
- "BrarythJng,'' was the peevish
- amawer. "fm sick and tired of fig-
It Is Polly ao this and Fouy
that from morning till night, j
mi I hate that name so. I'd be
AJaa Pauline' it I was rich," A
, bec"eBsg pout ended her words,
. n.iU myself, am weary. I
. !ivw gtren several lessons in music
today. Yoa hat too high notions
Y poor girl, and are too dlgnt
: it to ba always agreeable. Yen
- ltt aattaSad with year lot;"
calmly. "Sit np and eat,1'
preach,'' said Pauline, as
fined her lips, a habit of hen
'"he ahe was displeased. I'm not
IS jr." The girl did not more,
1 "liter a long silence ahe cried
.TiVow etUl and lonely the
- is with ma and pa away.
fVall we do this lonely even
j? lltl tell you what I'd like to
t, Toa remember the pretty table
embroidered thia rammer?
it dying to sea 1t la Its place.
Mk W,eet the auung room
. -Ad get oat ma's bait dishes.
t ' sow we ca't do it when pa
l 10. Because no eeye aac
i are Billy. Pretend wt x-
, Ttpany.s The speaker's face
--olad with tmitee.
t acted on her suggestion, j brown
girls stepped back to admire it.
Just then they were Interrupted by
a ring at the door. Pauline quick
ly answered and the callers were
shown into the living room.
They were Mrs. Grant, an old
friend of the family, and her guest
from New York, a nephew. An
urgent invitation gained their con
sent to stay to tea.
Pauline stepped Into the kitchen
long enough to whisper: "We eat
In the dining room tonight. Make
, believe yon-are used to it; don't
give it away that we always eat
oat here."
With mock dignity, "All riant
'Miss Pauline,' " Esther lanched
The meal passed off pleasantly
Ray Bufflngton assured the ladles
"it was an, unexpected pleasure
and he was "charm edJo meet Miss
Esther and Miss Pauline, of whom
my aunt had so often spoken in
"What do yog thlak ot alar
queried Esther the next day,
"Well,wtth Indifference, "I think
ho Is particularly good looking and
hat a. charming personality. Why!
did yoa notice how e stared at me
when intsoduced. I thought he was
aboat to say, "We have met be
"No, Polly, bat I saw the blush
oft your racer . v
The days had mellowed by The
arenlnga . had bees enjoyed with
maslo anB vletta to ta theatre.
Atone, Paatlne and Ray had walks
when dask had oroat la oader the
trees. They lored the onset and
tho blood-red bom of tho after-
l glow. The older mter axeo er
SHOOT STOEY 1 j Informatipn Bureau
yee oa PaaJue to abaft
V'eyvi. vb ftwg stuag:siL&M wa u wv mjww wo at as mesa LI"
'tvu aooa spread aadUulhar. Cat was moody at tlata vJU
preferred the quiet of her chamber. !
Each day, on her way to the of-1
fice, Pauline passed the home of
the Grants.
One morning she was surprised
on hearing a soft voice from be
hind closed blinds saying: "Hello,
Polly." And on other days the
salute was repeated. The familiari
ty on such short acquaintance dis
pleased the girl. Her sudden cool
ness to Bufflngton when he called
was, perplexing to her sister. One
evening as she was about to visit
a neighbor she met Ray outside the
door. -
Going out?" he naked pleasant
ly.- ..i
'Tea," was tho quick answer,
"but mj sister li at home; walk
in." - .
Pauline left the door ajar and
ran down the steps.
Later she was asked by her aunt
to deliver a mouses to Mrs. GranL
At first she objected. She still was
paevea. out Kept ner secret rrom
her slater for fear ot rebuke but
she relented. When she reached
the place she heard voices and load
laughter In tho hall. She rang the
bell and out Came a loud cry:
Hello, Polly! ha! hat ha!" The
girl stood speechless. Then she
tapped Inside and almost fell over
a large cage la which was a beau
tiful green parrot.
"A present from Ray to his moth
er," explained Mrs. Grant; "we
thoagM Jt was tho expressman."
Paulino did not finish, her office
left to meet the tremendous de
mand was In America.
The American movie manufac
soods. thus reducing the price.
There will be no more pictures
hero than there were before, be
cause the manufacturers will mere
ly cease making extra prints. But
the cost of piptures, whether the
European market takes them or
not, remains the same. The only
alternative, therefore, will be to re
duca the cost or to charge more
for the product
It is encouraging to note, how
ever, that tne proaucers are urn.
placidly accepting present condi
tions without a valiant struggle.
Some of them have moved their
entire equipment including furni
ture as well as players and camera
men to Europe, where they can
Ktaee the whole production in for
eign money and thereby escape tha
embarrassment oT exenange aim-
cultles. Others are attempting to
make an arrangement whereby the
foreign exhibitors shall pay for
American films in merchandise in
stead of money. Still others ars
extending long-term credits until
the rate -of exchange comes back;
But all are united in working tor
what they believe will be the solu
tion ot all their tragic difficulties
the ratification ot the peace treaty.
Like so many feminine names,
Evelyn comes from Aciffe, whose
more modern equtvadent was Eva.
In early times, Aevin or Evin was j
occasionally found in the House of
Kennedv, but Eveleen Is by far the
most common form ot both names
in Ireland. . - . ...
Aveline or Eveline made their
appearance among the Normans
long before the. marriage ot the
vr nf Pembroke. Aveline was
the name of the sister of Gunnar,
the great grandmother of William
the Conqueror, ana c
Eveline was so favorite a Norman
name that it well suits the Lady of
the Garde Douloureuse In the be
trothed. ' n,.
A..nr,o T,nneo CamDO, as the
name is Latinized in old chronicles,
married the last Earl of Lancaster
and her daughter, the heiress
Kplina or Eveline, brought to her
.nn,! find his sons by a subae
nt marriaee. the great county
-f t .nectar, thus establishing the
widespread power of the Red Rose.
An Eveline Elstove lived in ,1639,
but though history faithfully
chronicles her name there is no
record of her activities or explana
tionconcerning the reason lor her
carefully preserved memory.
Thn nam suffered a temporary
eclipse in England in the early 17th
century, but was revived In an or
namental fashion by Miss Burney'a
Evelina." Since then us vogus
has been unquestioname, dui ti
would be difficult to say what af
fected influence brougnt aDoui ids
change in spelling to Evelyn
EtvmologistB insist that it should
only be spelled with a "y" It it is
meant to Imitate the old French
form of the Latin avellana, mean
ing hazel, Eveline is really a man
name and few women have used
that form, preferring rather to em
ploy Evelina or Evelyn.
Cats eye is Evelyn's Jewel. Its
mysterious translucent depths shot
with green Indicates a vigilant
charm against evil spirit and prom
ises its wearer Immunity from.-U
harm. 1 Thursday Is her lucky day
and 6 Is her lucky number.
tiU late that day. When she
d Iwr koma, aa aha aaoaod la
tho taint oaOr ot a fragrant cigar
till Imaatfjd. :ho felt
Che met Esther la tM ktteMa gat
ess t-pa fcr . ,r- -"N;
his cigar had gone out while thev
were talking, she said.
When Pauline grew calm she
appeared in the doorway. Her sis
ter entered the house to attend to
the dishes. The visitor sat among
the shadows on the porch. "I wish
he'd say somethine." she
She could see the light of his cigar.
She stepped out but all was still.
auvaucea ana paused near
him. Was it a mni nf 4apin,,.
that touched her heart? What
ne ana jysiner nnd to talk about?
one was. willing to acknowledge
uor misuse u ne would but listen
Bufflngton flung his cigar away!
as he arose. He reached out his
hand as he neared the girt. "I
came to say good-bye, Miss Pau
line. I go home in a few days."
, "8o soon?" she whispered.
He took her hands Into his and
looked into her face. "Miss Ayre,
I am pleased that I met von a
pair ot blue eyes fcave been before
mo for years. I am glad I met t.
owner of them. I know now that
they will always haunt me."
"Oh. dont ro." aha nlemlo -I
want to tell you something. To ex
plain . - :
"There la just one thing for you
to explain," and he drew her clos
er. "Will you always keep a green
pot ta memory for me? Yoa ask
mo aot to go. Whyr
- Because I I tt iin.
blue eyes were moist, bat her light
wavy hair almost hid them. "It I
remain a week longer will yoa go
book to New Tork with me as my
Pauline waa' happy. She looked
ip ww au nee, whispering: "Yes!
itlWXT CagjM jafo now."
(Any reader can ret the answer to any question by writing The Arena Intern
. (Ian bureau. Frederic i. Haakin, Director. Washinrton. D. C. Give full name anj
address and enclose two-cent (tamp for return poatafe. Be brief. AU inquirie art
confidential, the replies being ent direct to each imdirtdDal. I'O attention will to
paid to JtnoiTmoua iettank .
Q. Does Niagara Falls over
freeze over? E. C. B.
r a. . The falls themselves never
freeze over though the river above
or belovs them sometimes fills with
ice. In certain severe - winters,
notably 1856, 1860 and 1876, ice is
lands have formed, and have so con
solidated as to construct an ice
bridge over halt ot the American
raolds. Only the very bold sight
seer, however, would riskKViewing
the falls from these brldgesNt ice
which might collapse at any mo
ment . , - .
Q. May Alaska become a state
whenever It chooses? W. C.
A. A territory Is admitted into
tha union nf- states bv act of con
gress. When a territory has gained
sufficient population and import
ance, it petitions congress for ad
mission and when It haa convinced
that body that it Is worthy ot a
place In the great sisterhood. It is
admitted. Tho time at which con
gress will consider Alaska up to
the standard Is Impossible to tors-
cast . ,
Q. Are there any winds that
blow constantly In tho aame direc
tion! w. H. W.
A. The trade winds which pre
vail in equatorial regions blow In
the same direction the year
through. North ot the equator they
blow frtm northeast to southwest
and south ot tha equator from
loutfieast to noruwest
Q. How doos tho weather bd
reaa measure) the velocity of the
.wind and tho annual rainfall? W,
H W. . -1 -
A. The rainfall at a given point
is measured by an Instrument con
structed on the principal of the
funnel. ,If the big end of the fun
nel which catches the rain has aa
area 40 times as great as the tube
that leads from it, a rainfall of one-
fifteenth ot an. Inch will register
one inchln the gauge. Each rain
is thus measured and all are added
together to arnt th annual rainfall
The instrument which registers the
velocity of the wind is attached to
a pin wheel and works on the prin
ciple of the speedometer. j
Q. Where is the greatest pipe or
gan in the world? T. Z T.
A. What Is undoubtedly the larg
est and probably the greatest pipe
organ ever made was that which
was played In Festival hall. In St.
Louis, during the exposition In
l04. It was originally made for
Concention hail. In Kansas City, but
was never accepted.' It remained
in storage tor years and was then
bought by John Wanamaker and
Installed in his Philadelphia store
where it is played every working
day. The organ weighs 375,000
pounds. , : '. "'
Q-- Why is longitude measured
from Greenwich. England? D. C U.
A. The Royal Observatory of
England was located at Greenwich
and waa one ot the great Institu
tions of its kind at the time that
tho world waa finding itself from a
geographieal standpoint Greet
Britain waa also oomlag into a
martlma dominance. For these rea
sons Greenwich .cams to bo tho
bane meridlas,
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I have
known a girl for about a year. She
Uve out of town and I have been
writing to her regularly." She is
knnt tfi
I want to give ner
present and I think I woirld like to
give her a manicuring set. Dc-you
think -that is all right and proper?
If not would you please name a
few presents and oblige. JACK.
Your suggestion is good. I am
sure the girl would be pleased with
a manicuring set.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I wonder
If .mi ran tell me why a certain
young man always looks me
straight In the eye when talking to
me? I often catch him 4ust sitting
and watching me when I am where
he is. Long ago I went with him.
He was a gentleman and always
treated me with respect. Yet some
say this act has a meaning. So 1
hone you can tell me something
about it. FAITHFUL.
' It may ce a mannerism wnicn
the young man has to look people
in the eye when talking. It Is con
sidered better to do so than to sniu
tie glance. Perhaps he still cares
for rou and therefore enjoys look
ing at you. It is quite impossible
for me to tell you what his motives
him three times. I Just hate him
and can't bear to be in his com
pany. Should I live with him cr
Arvw .
It is difficult for me to advise yoa
ainra I do not know the circum-
nf vour marriage.
seems to me, however, that you owt
lovaltv to your marriage vows.
your 'husband though : yoa
cared for him. Tell b m Irsnfciy
how you feel and ask him to re
lease you. (h.
'nr. r.' think of going to
young man you love without flrst
securing a divorce. If there is c
securing a oivoi - r
hold you anu
CUUU W nvm j - ' . .anew,
together, it may be better to ep-j
arate now.
Dear Mrs. Thoirpoon: J M
married womnu -
have a oecuuu
Dear Mrs. Thompson r, 1 am 13
and have been going with a fellow
12 years my senior. 1- like him
very much and hare been going
with him 3ve months, but my par
ents object to our going togeue.-.
Do you think he is too old for
I agree with your parents. The
man la too old for you. At the age
of 25 you will love an entirely dif
ferent type of man and will prob
ably crave youth or at least some
one -nearer your own age. At IS
gear tastes are not aettled and yoa
cannot Judge tho depth of your
' Sear Mrs. Thompson: I am a girl
12. I waa forced into a marriage
to t am 10 yaara old. I only taw
. . . !1 J-n fat hill
band- and. one of tne "-".rj
and mine. He is a good I provider
and never runs around ot spends
his money foolishly, but he never
Joes any puce with me& He does,
the last four years. He did maw
1 fss over me some heroree
hCmtre f
would make me happy, bat be is
To cold It doesn't do any good to
'.ytthing. What do y :
'IS is danger that the mors
inero 1 , , - l0T. the
you snow your -- , . w .
L.. r.t vour huBband will be to.
1L" 7.' r Hide your-d
" "r v. h.nvfnl for OS
WE." hubsand. re
must xaow " fnrl
. " tt,it von long '
filstrltlon ot love.
ouch it means to you sod a 1.1 1
want to kiss you again.
Kiss your children goo-nig
always ao that they wiu grow y
with affectionate XLw
certainly unnatural to be as lack
ing In a desire ror iov .
fanWlaaMsl ataaatjVnei tn fifl.
S3 u majsa as ta wwawt w - j
-Ivan K.": I have not the a
draw raqaeatod in yw

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