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M a baalneas war: Modem tdepbOBeYacilitte
are mnca needed, and there are other .things.
Tomorrow evening' meeting should mark the
beginning of a new era In relationa,Jetween
the rural and urban cbmaranitiesy
ft Opinion may differ In regard to the dispo
sition made of nary medals, bat most people
will be glad to note that the doughboy got
h . 1. 1 n milPilal' fit
t. itjcinu b'u"'"t
Maurice Enrlght, the Chicago gunman, make
tt clear that crimes committed in -the name of
snionism are not as rare a they might be.
I ! The railroad wage question inevitably has
ben passed along to the president, who will
decided with the full knowledge that whatever
ba doea be will be damned In the sight of bis
political opponents.
Where Soldiers Are Useful.
Americana don't want militarism and what's
more they won't bare it. Just the same ltia
rather handy to hare a -4w soldiers around
tow and then, as the lawablding people of
Kentucky will have to admit after the Incident
at Lexington, Sometimes It tikes heroic dose
to check mob spirit, but there isn't the slight
est question that the remedy ought to be ad
ministered whenever needed and that there
should bw force vested some place not too far
away to apply It. ' '
rThe Lexington mob had extreme provoca
tion, as incentives go- in such case, but it
j quickly recovered its self control when it was
shown that the men on' the other end or the
rifles if faced meant business. Any disposi
tion there may have been to again give way
to 'uncontrollable" rage faded away when
several hundred seasoned veterans from the
French battlefields cam on the scene. ',
It may be argued that ifr was a shame to
waste five lives of whites and to send a score
of others to hospitals to save one vicious
negro. Quite true, but those sacrificed were
themselves to blame. Justify this mob and
you will have others to deal with. Give a
maddened gang Jurisdiction, in one case and
it will take Jurisdiction elsewhere', finding ex
cuses as it goes along.
The only way, to maintain respect for law
is to enforce it, whatever the cost and sol
diers are sometimes needed to do that.
1 1 Generally it is believed. that the railroad
laborers, though their condition was much im
proved .under the scale recommended by the
Lane, commission, are yet inadequately paid,
It sTclass. There is Justice in their cause." It
is to be hoped, however, that the operating em
ployes may see the wisdom of refraining from
pressing tbeir claims. , Additional compensa
tion to them certainly will be begrudged by
the public which will have to pay it and money
exacted under duress is apt to be deir money
in the long run.
With Other Editors
The Road Banquet. .
Tomorrow evening there will be a meeting
for the consideration of the county's rural high
way problems. It will be held at the Rock
Island Masonic temple unjier the auspices of
Country ; organizations interested in definite
routes for state roadr They will have charge
of the prograi and will pay all expenses. The
purpose is to interest as manypeople as pos
sible, including those living in the cities, in
their plans for the solving of their highway
problems. They want and should be given a
full hearing and intelligent advice and support
As The Argus has previously pointed out
this is the first time that the five lower town
ships of the county have : thrown their re
sources together In any enterprise for their
common advancement. It is the first time the
two extremes of the county have united in
similar manner. It is the first time that the
country districts have come asking coopera
tion 'Of 'the cities. The occasion is really a
notable one. in county affairs. Those who have
- baen Invited to take part should do so and
should enter whole-heartedly Into the work to
)bo taken up.
h Rock Island county wants first of all to
make snre of eettine maximum results out of
the state road building project now in hand.
R wants to see as great a mileage as possible
within Its borders, serving the greatest pos
sible number of people. It wants to make sure
that its own Interests will be looked after be
fore the funds have been all absorbed in other
projects. It is exceedingly important that
there be an intelligent program mapped out
and all interests earnestly cooperate in 4ts
- It will mean much Just to make a common
effort, even if results fall below-the maximum.
The cities and rural districts ought to work in
closer harmony for mutual benefit. Rock Is
land and the lower end townships ought to be
drawn nearer together, not only by roads but
CamapoadnM at The Ami).
Frederic Haskin's Letter ffM&lOT
js ertslngton. Mi, Feb. 9. In tbW Some of these" deaf children talk
Who Oppose Universal Training.
(Chicago Daily News).
Confusion of ideas and deliberate misrepre
sentation continue to form a smoke screen be
hind which the enemies of universal military
training make their attacks upon that rational
method of providing for the national defense.
They call it "militaristic." Yet it is the one
reasonable substitute for a large standing
army, since, in the ligljt of the lessons of the
great war, unpreparedness for the national de
fense would be both idiotic and criminal. Mili
tary training would give to every able bodied
young man a practical knowledge of a soldier's
duties, thus equipping him to fight effioiently
for his liberties and his American ideals
against any menacing encroachment.
The foes -of preparedness cry out against
the eyjens&, of universal military training.
Representative Kahn, an experienced and able
congressman and chairman of the house com
mltteo on military affairs, preeentsTigures and
estimates justifying his- belief that the annual
expense would be in the neighbbrhood of $131,
000,000, whereas the saving to the 'country
through the reduction thus made possible in
the size of the standing army would amount
to several times that sum.
Opponents of this wise policy of prepared
ness make a hullabaloo about the loss to in
dustry that would come from taking youths of
ID away from their homes four or six months
in order that they might receive military train
ing. Such talk is absurd. Training given in
the manner contemplated would make young
men physically stronger and of wider knowl
edge. It would make them better citizens and
more skillful workers. . The required period of
Instruction Would bp a profitable period to them
as individuals and profitable to the country.
Preparedness for war on the part of a peace
loving people is insurance against war. This
' great truth no American can afford to overlook.
So far as it is not based upon lack of
understanding, opposition to universal military
training is mainly the product of undemocratic
sentiments such as those in the south, where
there is an element that does not Wish young
negroes to learn the lessons of American man
hood and self-respect that are a part of the
training for military service. Certainly the
wholesome discipline, the enlightenment and
the instruction in keeping physically sound,
together with the other benefits that go with
these, powerfully ufge the adoption of uni
versal training for the sake of the young man
hood of America and for the sake of the nation.
V (By Ivy M. Read).; ;
' The other day I started out
To take a little atroll. .
The streets were very Icy, ;
And. twas hrd to reach my goal;
But I put my best foot foremost ;
Then nr other ft slipped out,
And down I went a-sprawling
While a crowd fathered about. ,
: - - -:i -:-. ,
I looked down at my beet foot.
Then I looked down at my other,
' I was shocked beyond-expression
By what I did discover. v
'On my best foot was a best shoe
On the other a house allpper,
So there really was a reason
Why I took that awful flipper.
. My embarrassing position,
Was augmented .more than ever.
.When a friend with laughter hearty
Brought a shovel for a lever;
When at fast upon my feet again
I started homeward bound -;
' I wondered if my best foot
Or my other had me down.
Editor's note: In .these days of Mgli cost
of leather one is lucky to own a pair of shoes
and sUppers at one and the same time).
"Drink to me only with thine eyes" how
in the world' would one drink these days, we'd
like to know!'
Gum-chewing may be harmless in so far
as the chewer is concerned, but the one who
chews AUDIBLY is certainly hard on tired
nerves. And the habit has grown to be so pop
ular that a recent contemporary writer bas
classified certain - words as .'gnm-chewing
words." v
Sneccss. x,
(By Theodosia Garrison).
When love and I came out of the night,
To the wind and the sun and the high bird's
With the high road before ns wide and white
He did not heed me at all.
He loosed my hand to salute the day
He was one with the wind and the soaring
called mo to follow all the way,
"A good name is rather to be chosen than
great fiction."
"Is this the fastest you can go?" asked an
irate traveling man of a rosy-cheeked street
car conductor.
"No, sir," replied the latter, "but I am sup
posed to stay with my car."
Miss "icoine,
Miss Nicotine is frightened.
She is trembling in her shoes.
For she bas just been hearing
A disturbing piece of news.
Tho' distance lends enchantment,
Miss Nicotine's afraid .
That she'll soon be requested
"To be seated in the shade." -t
She finds, she is unwelcome
Where the public congregate,
In hotels and in Iobbys v
She is doomed to abrogate.
She fears her days are numbered
Like John Barleycorn, her friend,
WTio passed away two weeks ago,
And his address failed to send. (
. Yet still like poor Pandora,
She will never give up hope,
So long as Sir Narcotic
Brings along-delicious dope.
' HoTleDid It -
"How did you get such a gang of women
to work for you at such reasonable pay?"
"Well, you see I advertised for young and
middle aged ladies. Every one who called J
looked at her severely and told her I had in
tended to employ mostly middle aged ladies,
and that I was disappointed that one so young
should apply. After that I hired her at my
own price' Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Sarcasm is the language of the devil; for
which reason I have long since as good as re
nounced it." . CARLYLE.
Housewife to man who presents paper tell
ing that he has lost his voice, etc. "How long
since you have been unable to utter a word?"
i "Two years, ma'am."
arb of Washington IS deaf chil
di0 1 are being taught to read,
v Tile, talk and do all the other
in natural tones, while others, espe
cially those deaf front birth, speak
without expression or with a queer
t! Wags that normal girls and boys ''accent. All of them who have had
l ajv When they r . leave the special training for three orfour
s- Sjoot here, these children will be , years are easily understood. As
a tti '( take their places In col- they grow older tbey seem to lose
1 K a. I ifficea, and in social life on some of the strain-noticeable in the
a pi a ttically equal basis vita peo
ple v Ayj have all their faculties.
'Tit la not so long since a deaf
P Toa was always set down as
di sw; nod dumb. He could not hear,
ai kf therefore how could he be ex
pe tedv, to talk? Sign language or
a pt id , ,and pencil were his means of
n fa xianicating with the -world.
Tt Tasa lip reading and reproduction
cf .positions of lips and teeth to
m. kit e the .sounds were developed,
ar Id' now in this little Kensington
he to school, and several other
pr h .roasive school's for the deaf,
tfc i jjgn language is barred en-
tl , '-'..
AIsm Anna Reinhardt, principal
of : th it Kensington school; says that
th t f aost important phase of teach
ing deaf children is to talk to
th t
"1 o i must talk, talk, and then
tai Vc, Jj. the deaf child, no matter
he mr discouraged or tired you mav
be i I have repeated a sentence to
a ck- ild nntftlt had no meaning to
m ji. j But the child finally got it,
ai id i that was a victory for us both.'
C isider bow difficult it is some-
tiffin for a hearing child to renro-
dvevMz-ertain sounds, and then think
m ti dear cnua who must get
themi; by merely watching the posi
tion t the lips. Naturally this re
quirej. i; greater patience on the part
of 1 0 Mi teacher and pupil. '
M is; Reinhardt regards the teach
ing of deaf children as her life
woig . jjShe founded her school 11
year: jjao. after ahe had studied
meiijj is of teaching the deaf, and
had!,j(B gome teaching in Phila
del pli'i ,, Her school is not in the
ma t 1 Bo an ordinary day or board
ing a ;t w ol. She believes that to get
the ; ti et results with deaf children
the st g '01 must be a home first of
all. AfTk' borne atmosphere is what
imp fefis i the visitor most about
the Beiiij lardt school.
T ke s hool is a large, old-fashioned
ct intry house, with broad
perches. ( and surrounded by slop
ing 'nwt.vi. Inside, it is exactly" like
the tome Df-'a large family. There
are tjo nchool rooms with desks
sere1 fad into the floor. The older
children, of about 11 or 12 years,
havf sm i li movable desks set up
in a livjn g room at lesson time. The
younger x"ies of kindergarten and
prim.vy a ges are taught in a cot
tage ai in x. This cottage had to
he a Id sd. for school rooms and
dorm Uir:' s when the school grew
so raidli . There 'are" four teach
ers iuill kan assistant for the 16
childi-ee t or deaf children need a
great isal of individual instruction, i Where the auditory nerve is alto-
Maiiy of the children who come pettier destroyed, there is no hope
to a Eclio j 1 for the deaf have been! of any return of the hearing, ln
misunfteri A .ood or neglected ai jury to the car drum does not nec
home be use of their defect. . A 1 charily indicate permanent or total
child ally begins to talk at 2 I deafness. N
years, and ..when speech is retarded! One child can hear sometimes if
long itfer- that time the caused spoken to directly in the ear. On
should ibe t nvestigated for .possible ; some davs she vill catch every word
deafnesi;. ( I ften parents think that
a baby wfc n does not talk is only
slow in 1( o, Tiing, and sometimes
several ye ; elapse before they
really .ndi jr stand that the child is
deaf, "fijr this time the child may
have b.jcoc u ) habitually irritable or
may h;ve c ' veloped a terrible tem
per dne to i.t i being continually ex
pected, to j xn ict as a normal child
A cltivev-'cf this sort placed in a
school foj ' the deaf at 7 or 8 years
may not jdvance so rapidly as a
much fa a iger pupil. Miss Rein
hardt Aa? in her school half a
dozen pup: p3 of from 3 to 6 years,
some of n a om talk more plafnly
than the gorier children.
In the ki ndergarten room these
littlest pi j s were being taught to j
voices of the smaUer ones, and the
effect is remarkably natural. "K"
and other sounds made in the back'
of the mouth are most difficult for
the -deaf to grasp and reproduce,
but even these are mastered after
repeated illustrations - and' much
practice. '
These children are Btarting out in
life without the ability to bear and
with such a handicap in the way of
learning to speak, and yet wen you
look in on them at lessons, meals,
or a game they are apparently nor
mal boys and girls. They laugh
and talk. Sometimes they all talk
at once just like any group of happy
.school children. Their lessons are
much less formal than, those in a
regular school, and .they are -en-
cburaged to talk, so long as they
do not get too far from the school
wor at band, pr do not forget
Arithmetic and other lessons are
put on a practical basis. Learning
to read is for them a matter of We
il! e able to enjoy more stories, and
their letters from home. Most of
them are voracious .readers. The
writer was interested to find that
fwhen they had a spare moment the
older ones ran to get books and
were soon absorbed in primer
stories or fairy tales.
Music is little more than a name
to children totally deaf, but a sense
of rhythm is taught them by means
of the piano. A little upright piano
is pushed out into the middle of a
room and several children stand
at the back with their hands against
the instrument. A teacher plays
two chords over and over first a
loud chord and then a soft one.
Through their unusually sensitive
fingers the children feel thejibra
tion, and say as she plays, "One,
two, one, fwo," accenting the ane,
just as the pianist has. When she
changes to a heavy chord and two
light ones they feel the difference
instantly and Niiange their count
to "One, two, three." They also
feel -and distinguish "fast" and
slow" playing, and "high" and
".low" notes. The sensitiveness of
the deaf to vibrations was shown
when the other day one of the pu
pils remarked:
"Some one is playing the piano
"Yes," said a teacher, "How did
you know?" I
"I ran feel it coming up through
my feet," the child answered.
Most f Miss Keinhardt's family
have been deaf since birth, or lost
deir hearine through illness.
4 The High Cost of Lhing-YI.
Breaking Tp a So-t'alW Cold.
As I have hinted from time to
time, in. my diffident way, there is
no such thing as "taking cold."
These various respiratory infec
tions which people insist on calling
"colds" have nothing, to do with
weather or temperature conditions
as far as anybody has ever been
able to prove. They are purely in
fectious diseases spread from per
son to person as diphtheria and
meningitis are spread. In fact
diphtheria and meningitis, are
themselves respiratory infections
quite as definitely as, are ordinary
coryza and pneumonia.
In an earlier talk I asserted bald
ly that no known drug or combina
tion of drugs will break up a so
called cold, and I repeat that asser
tion here.
Now let me tell you what to take
to help you overcome, one of these
unidentified respiratory infections
miscalled "colds" or at least to help
you endure the uncertainty until
you have the doctor in to see u ne
can determine the identity of your
1. Take 24 hours of bed rest
Anyhow go to bed if it is only for
three' hours of additional bed rest.
Bed rest at the onset has saved a
lot of lives, when the alleged "cold
happened to be influenza. 1
2. Take a hot mustard foot bath
in bed. If you do not know how
this trick is done, remain quietly in
bed a few days and watch this col
umn for the technic.
3. If feverish, fast from 12 to 24
4. If there is severe headache or
other severe ache eschew the heart
depressing and blood destroying
acetanilide which is the "kick" in
so many nostrums purporting to
cure eolus ana grip, juuen less
the most agreeable dose is a bottle
of solution of magnesium citrVtt
prepared by the druggist oa re
quest. This makes a large drink
but not an unpleasant one. : .
6. As an external application ft
soreness- or pain a mustard nut.
is good, as described in the second
article of this series. Or the nei.
moi wimergrceu uinunent Known
as "analgesic balm" may be rubbed
on. '
7. The i, throat may be g&rriai
every hour or two with a solution
of a Seiler's tablet in ater as hot
as possible. Or a teaspoonful of
Doric acia may do dissolved iBt
cupful of hot water for gargling.
QrESTioxs Avb answers;
The Family Thermometer.
Please tell me how lo steriluV
one may use it for different oeniv
Ders oi tne lamiiy. (Mrs. L. B. M )
Answer If you are determine
to worry yourself and the family
about temperature, wash the ther
mometer well with cool water and
soap, then with alcohol or S per
cent phenol (one to twenty solution
of carbolic acid in water.) Nurst
usually keep clinical thermometcn
standing in a jar of some such dis-
lnrectant. aoap ana water wash
ing carefully done is probably u
effective as washing with alcohni
or wiping with any other antiseptic
Skra Cancer.
I have had a small mole on my
right cheek all my life. It seems to
be getting larger now. Is it advi
able to have it removed? Does it
ever cause cancer? Would ther
be a scar left after removel of such
a mole? (C. G. L.)
Answer Skin cancor (epithel
ioma) often develops in the site of
a mole or other trifling lesion
dangerous for the relief of such which has been present for many
pain is acetylsalicylic acid, a live years. It would be vrse to havetha
grain tablet of which may be taken
as a dose, and not more than three
If a cathartic is needed some
mole removed surgically now, and,
it there is any suggestion of can
cer, have a few X-ray treatments of
the spot afterward. Prohahly no-
salts is preferable and perhaps i noticeable scar will be left.
What's In a Name?
(Copyrisht. 1919, by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
:", By Anna L. Flinn.
i The senior member of the firm of
Hill ft Co. hastily donned his hat
and coat, preparatory to leaving
on an extended business trip. As
f. usual, ha had allowed himself only
the minimum time in which to
catch the train, and had very few
minutes to spare. He was about to
leave the ofilce when he hurriedly
v remarked: "Oh. by the way. Miss
Emerson.. I Just happened to think;
i tomorrow is my young nephew's
birthday, and I've quite forgotten
- to ' send him a remembrance. I
wish you would 'select an appro-
1 priate gift and have it charged to
. my account and send it to him, en
closing my card.
.Without offering any suggestions.
ana witnoui waiting ror even a cas
ual qdeston, Mr. Hill departed.
leaving his secretary, Edith Enier-
soa. quite bewildered, idly finger
ing a slip of paperv on which, was
wvftiAn atiIt thA adifrvuut nf hnr Am.
player's nephew, in , near-by
cMt: -1
As secretary to Mr. Hni, Edith's
duties were indeed varied. His
latest request, however, was the
most anusual he - had ever made,
bat he realised, strange as ft was,
she would hare to go through with
.it":"::- ' ' ' ; -
'"An , appropriate gift for my
young' nephew," she repeated;
She remembered the picture on Mr.
Hill's desk. Entering the private
oJDce of her employer she picked
ay aa oval tram contaniing -the
picture of a ehubby-faced boy. pre
sumably 10 or is yean of age. Yea.
tho was quite certain this was the
eshew of whom Mr. Hill had spok- idly.
en quite frequently, and for whom
she had been elected to purchase a
birthday gift.
"Xow, I wonder what that dear
little boy would like?" she thought,
as she held the picture at arm's
length. "Brother Bobby is just as
crazy for a flying machine, and I
imagine this. little boy, too would
like one." And then she wondered
if Mr. Hill would regard it as ap
propriate. "But how was she to
know?" she argued. He had not
offered any suggestions, and. -after
all, hadn't he left the matter in
her hands entirely! Se she decid
ed that the flying machine would
be as timely a gift as any, and pro
ceeded accordingly.
Noontime found Edih Emerson
in the toy department of one of the
large emporiums, fairly revelling
in the various models of miniature
aeroplanes, of which her knowl
edge was rather limited. After en
listing the services of the very af
fable salesman, however, she suc
ceeded in selecting one, and bad it
sent to the address she had been
given, enclosing Mr. Hill's card, as
It was indeed a relief to realise
that the irksome task had been ac
complished end Edith now plunged
into her work with renewed vigor.
Affairs of the office proceeded as
usual during the absence of Mr.l
Hill, and it was not long before he
returned. Apparently he had com
pletely forgotten his nephew,' as
well as the birthday gift, because
no mention ,was made of it Edith,
too, had quite forgotten the inci
dent by this time, until one day
about two months later, when it
was recalled to her mind quite viv-
It was in the midst of a busy
forenoon, and she was unexpected
ly called into the private ofilce of
her employer, to be confronted by
a very pleasing looking young man
with a pair of smiling brown eves.
Mr. Hill, usually very serious look
ing, was now wreathed in smiles
and Edith could not quite account
for it. '
"This is my nephew, Theodore
Hill, Miss Emerson," her employer
began by way of introduction. "You
will remember we sent him a birth
day gift some time ago, and he
now wishes to express his appre
ciation." Edith looked with amaze
ment from one to the other, and
then her gaze rested on the pho
tograph on Mr. Hill's desk. She
could not quite get the connection.
and then gradually it all dawned
upon her she" realized just what
had happened she bad mistaken"
the young man who now stoode
fore her for the little boy whose
picture she had so much admired.
Explanations were beyond her; she
was embarrassed to the point of
mortification, and Mr. HilL appre
ciating the tarcumstaaces, at once
came to her rescue.
"It was all my fault. Miss Emer
son, ne said as he placed a fa
therly hand on her shoulder; "you
see, I can't quite realize that Ted
has grown to be a man I still
think of him as the little b"y of
yore, and my reference to him sim
ply misled you. As to the photo
graph," he continued, "it was taken
some 15 years ago, but 1 still cher
ish it for its ,fond recollections of
by-gone days."
By this time Edith was more at
ease, and was able to appreciate
Gerald inc. x
Norse( mythology is filled with
valiant 'names which are the fore
runner of many of our feminine
proper names in current-use today.
Geraldine is one such, and her his
tory dates back to the days when
Valkyries drove their splendid
chariots over" the fields of conflict
in the land of the midnight sun. It
mans "spear power," thus making
its fortunate possessor one of the
company of battle maids so honor
ed by those of Scandinavian blood.
From Norway and Sweden, the
forerunner of Geraldine makes its
appearance among the Anglo-Sax-tms
as St. Gerhold, which was
straightway changed to Gerald and
became of the "saintly reputation
of its first bearer. The masculine
name became enormously popular
in England, where it is still a fa-
spoken in an ordinarv tone close I ,lc luc "s"""1"'
Af nthrr t nine infl itiui 'c unnuui ouuw w iuw
t her.
air is less clear she cannot hear a
shout. Later, this girl can possibly
wear an acousticon and hear r.iore
plainly, but while she is still so
young" an instrument might possibly
ipjure the delicate hearing ap
paratus. It is 11 years since Miss Rein
hardt established her school in
Kensington, and she says that the
entire profit of 11 years is repre
sented by the cottage annex, which
she bought.
"Work of this sort," she .says,
'cannot be profitable, because even
if a school were taking in large
sums, it would want to put the
nroceeds. into equipment."
The work or developing dear
understand - and interpret lip read-1 children should be endowed through
ing as the; f made pictures with
colored sq a ares of paper. As a
sample of t tli' progress of this class,
the teachjev f aeld one little boy on
her knei ai . asked him, "Show me
your do:!!.". "Show me your c6at,"
and so on, ( speaking distinctly but
with prdina. rapidity. The boy in
each caiie pc ited to the object men
tioned acid repeated "nose" or
"coat," vjamil'ug all the while, and
keeping ?iis yes fixed on the teach
er's face ' U ( atch every word. Only
in one jsii& did he fail to under-
a number or scnoois ior tne aeai,
si e thinks, so that they can be con
tinued indefinitely, and for the sake
of progress. As it is, she, and most
of the other heads of private schools
1 for the deaf, struggle along, trying
to pay an adequate corps of teach
ers, and to keep the household
warm, well fed and comfortable on
the amount paid in by the pupils.
Sometimes M'.ss Reinhardt feels
stand a nc". respond correctly, and! jvcg so heavily in her efforts with
who stood silently by, apparently
immensely amused. From the ad
miring glances he was casting at
j--un.il, uowever, it was apparent
iimL ue was very much smitten with
tne little secretary. And Edith, al
though she would not admit it even
io nerseit, could not help but think
hew charming Ted Hill really was.
It was strange,, but nevertheless
true, how many subsequent visits
Ted found it necessary to make to
his uncle's office, and particularly
whaat an important part Edith
played in them. Even the staid
Mr. Hill began to notice the fre,
queney of his nephew's calls, and
he soon realized that it was some
thing other than his esteem for his
uncle which promuted them.
In a fast moving train, a happy
bridal pair are starting life's jou
ney together. "Oh, look at the
aeroplane, dear," Ted remarks as
he looks out of the train window
"How strange you should have no
ticed it,;' Edith replies. But after
all, it was not very strange, when
Ted considers if it were not for the
toy aeroplane he might never have
won his dear little bride.
that wfs w fj 3n ear and hair were
confuse d. C iese two words; the
teacher e-m'ained, look similar
and are ' i ifli ult f or him to dis
tinguish.. ,.
vogue of Gerald, since Gareth, or
Garret. Knight of the Round Table,
is said -to be the equivalent for
Gerald. Some etymologists disa
gree with this contention, but in
the main it is accepted and gives to
Gerald a romantic flavor.
The first Geraldine was Lady
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of
the famous Maurice Fitzgerald,
whom Surrey made the heroine of
his poetry under the title of Fair
Geraldine. The name won imme
diate fame in. the class of romance
and was straightway taken up by
all the fashionable damsels of that
day.- Germany accepted it, but
changed it later to Gerliardinc. It
also penetrated Italy, where it be
came Geralda. Both England and
America preserved it in its original
Of ail tho famous Geraldlnes, the
most noted of these times is the
prima donna, Geraldine Farm,
whose magic voice charms opeN
lovers of the metropolis.
Geraldine's talismanic gem is the
emerald, which is said to give the
wearer such intuitive powers that
she may be able to foretell events.
It quickens the intelligence and
sharpens tho wits, but is an enemy
to passion. Wednesday is Gerald
ine's lucky day and 3 he. lncky
number. The hawthorno is her
art I
A BV hi, M Jfi. ML-'
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a
young man 21 years of age and
deeply in love with a young lady
about the same age. I correspond
ed with her for nearly three years.
While I was in service she did not
forget me. I received a leter once
a week from her and once in a
while she would sand me a pack
age of different things, v
She has treated me well and
seemed to care a great deal for me
as if the financial end of the game be x joined tlfe navy butrnow
must be a losing one, but on the that T ,J she doesn'.t
Chen side of the scale she is win
the children- that she is encouraged
to keep on, hoping that some
care for me as she did. I have ask
ed her to go out certain respecta
ble places, but she always refused,
,,lt,,7 a-,,) 1,vr,1rr,t foir, will 1 -". " cu6Bt:UKms.
finally come to the aid of deaf chil
"The German national assembly
at Weimar adopted a provisional
constitution for the new German
republic and elected Friedrich Ebert
as president.
Alexander M. Dockery, former
governor of Missouri, and later as-
sictnnt nn.lm...- ,
the humor of U. as well as Ted. ' brales hTbtdlTy.
jf mt 4VI10 I
icn onireau
(Ai w' reader can set the answer .to any qursticm by writinr The -Ajtus InJorma.
tion bui t ix. Frederic J, Haskio. Director,. Wa.-iiinf ton, I). C. Give lull name and
address . Ip 1 enclose twcent stamp lor return posiajre.' Be brief. All inquiries are
confident a i. the repiies being- sent direct to each indiridual. o attention will be
paid to i gjurmous leMersl.
Q. Is sj he weigh Jot the brain of
a man t:d woman! the same?
P. I.
A. T a ipeight of the brain of
tbe aver.Qf e man is 50 ounces, while
that of ' tl e- average woman is 44
A j-man's heart
ounces. A j-man s neart averages
11 ounce 6.; w.hile that of a woman's
is about t( tne ounces.
Q. W tM t is the cause of the
greatest p ercentage of divorces in
this couuo y? E. "C. T.
A. Dea. xtion leads all other
causes c C divorce in the United
States. ' (! je latest statistics show
that 36.8 per cent of all divorces
granted : i :e due to desertion. The
other ca 4 ses were infidelity, 11.5
per cent g' " cruelty, 28.3 per cent;
drunkenn 3.4 per cent; failure
to provid' , 4.7 per cent; all other
causes, If 1 per cent
Q. Is 1 Ir. Meredeth, the new
secretary of agriculture, a college
orofessor T S. D R
A. E. f . Meredeth is a publisher
aau lwus. Mil fji uitaanm. Llti IS
the ownei r of an agricultural pub
lication i: a Iowa. His-home is in
Des Moin 5. . ..":
Q. Ho- f many volunteers were
there in t i a recent war? E. W. L.
A. Th 1 war department
that there were 1,150,704 volunteers
in the world war as compared with
2,810,296 drafted men. .
Q. Where did the daylight sav
ing plan originate? j. t.
A. It had its inception in Eng
land in 1907 in a book published
by William Willett, entitled "The
Waste of Daylight." A daylight
saving law was enacted in Great
Britain in 1916, and in the follow
ing year in Denmark, Germany,
Holland, Italy, France, Portugal'
and Australia. The United States
passed a daylight saving bill in
1317 to take effect in 191S. The
law was repealed in the last con
gress. '
. -Q. Did Andrew Carnegie leave
10 million dollars in his will to
create a better understanding be
tween the United States and Eng
land; e. V. S.
A. He did not, but in 1910 he
contributed a peace fund of that
j amount to promote a better under-
"o . . - v l-jc ugkuuas 01 tne
'!!' ther? more Christians
than Mohammedans in the -world?
C. A.
Do you think she really cares for
I have gone out with several
other young ladies, but it seems
that none can take her place, for
1 love her with all my heart and
soul. Please advise me what to do.
It looks as if the girl has learn
ed to care for some one else. You
are not the only boy who lost his
sweetheart while in service, and
! you will have to bear your disap-
uuiuimeui cneenuiiy, just as all are
doing. At the ageof 21 you are
cot hopelessly hurt and one of thesv
days you will find yourself even
more interested in some other girl.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a
girl 21 years old. I have a lot of
friends and a good Job, but I am
not satisfied. My mother and father
are both dead and so I have to stay
with some relatives.
They are always telling roe that
i believe you are right in want
ing to live at the Y. W. C. A. Your
relatives may be doing all they can
to make thqir home your home, but
nevertheless you are an outsider
and do not belong to the family.
At the age of 21 you should feel
free to make your own decisions
and when in your judgment a thing
is right, thought should not be giv
en to what people will say.
. 1 our meuion 01 living uer j
leave your relatives will be suffi
cient evidence of your character.
When in doubt try to decide what
advice your mother and father
would give you, were they alive,
and in this way you will almost al
ways be helped. If you laad
clean and right life people will-admire
you and .not condemn.
The young man you mention is
too young to have serious inten
tions. - Regard him as a g001
friend, refuse to kiss him, and be
satisfied with the relationship for
few years.
Dear Mrs. Thonipson I am
young married woman and like j
entertain a great deal, but as 1 "a
not know the proper ideas of enter
taining, I do very little of it. .
In giving a little informal tea I
have planned a small program also.
When do 1 serve the tea, before or
after the program, or while
program is being given?
How do I .receive my guests! I
have no help or servants?
E. G. S. H.
Tea should ,be served after tt'
Go to the door yourself to gr-
I am a good girl, but they treat me I your guests. Then tell them where
coiuiy ana 1 know that they do not 1 to put their wraps, for instance
want me, although I do everything I "You may put your wraps in the
I can to please them. I first room at the head of
somejmes 1 think of going to stairs."
the Y. W. C. A. to stay, but it 1 1 Uo not give too much thought ta
went they would talk about me knd 1 the correct way of doing thing
y i naa gone astray. I don't
want .to do anything, that would
cause people to look down on me
I have a boy friend 21 years of
age whom I dearlv lov At tin,.
j he seems to think a lot of me, but
ouuicuiuta .wnRn np tons nn I. i -
going to call he calls up another I tne 1'brarian what you want 21
sue will iltip yuu
Entertain as you yourself fa"1 l
Originality is always a treat' B
whatever ou do, keep the attitude
of perfect confidence that 7
guests will think it all right N'T(r
apologize. You may find help
leading matter at the library. c"
girl and I don't hear frnm,
Often he goes for a week and
doesn't ask for a date, but when h
does come he tells me where he
A. There ar,. . He a8 e to kiss him.
uiiouaua as compared
aays with, 22L825.000 Mohammedans.
"Soon To Be Sixteen": Toaeat
an envelope and requested a per
aonal answer, but you did not s-s-
your name or address the enveiuir-
Anything you can tell me will h a .1 hArnra is lav
annrar atari n.s.n ... - -

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