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s TV13NEJBAT THE BOCk ISLAND ABGUS FEBBUAB 25, Mto. ( jrnrca v r of i 1 MWKftW Kmt Tort battdlng baa JaM -jr $1,7M per front loot per . tnr f 3a Jort of WU (Joot telj the yet ' ;'M patta brought ItM anah at a wLTwk: aacUan this .qraek. Bach Prte" ;bMl4 aneottrage f l0 picking of the crop 3 fiHnes ruaniog Ymm wow taa country pn th bird a chance. 1 ' if 'iMtrtl totals Thai iwtwlii as lk parf of la Is by h ! unfit If pabiia tallaNaattmoaroltaPervotttraca jtoi aattlsmaat, tkavaorlaagkt (a nJa. Aatar tt baa aut4 a Its wad thern aboold be ao (War to satisfy tk whims of a utwcxuuttaaaag minority: Bach poatpoacutat MMfr grraa gasm time to think of aav b- Jarxtoa. In Ma oho. Judging by what haa. happoass karatotor. while tha spring rataa ara Tkig away the areaaat obataclea they wfll b watartagaaanmo crop of new ones, and tha first thlag r kaow the improvement will U shoe oat at taa way for the season. Paring contractors will nave to know pretty soon whs wart tiey ar to do in 1120, or thay surely wflj kara trouble' getting materials, aqulpsnsnt and labor. A good many districts really anxious for earing and ready to pay for It are bound to be disappointed, and tkoaa which are disposed to quibble orer details are almost sure to be left oat in the aeasoo's pro gram, Rock Island does not want Twentieth street to remain Jn its present condition another year. ' m ! Frederic HacMn'. Letter lil EHCT JBS f Tee Aiew). WkV waste all that smoke-making material I trying to aigaal Mars, when wa Pare nua- rgk always ready and arailable at no extra ZlpoaaeT All that, is needed u some memoa !pt aynehronising tka furnaces to make dashes ptA dota. Ceagreas ia inreatigatlng tka meat packing Jadostry for the sixth time since III. Con- laUeriBg the scant fnjlu of Us efforts along tfcja lias, the decision to tackle tha tutyecx sjata farnisnaa one of tka finest examples ex tant of para and nnailnllars.ed sUck-to-it-ive- Thla is a most opportune time for tha sln- j gla-tsxers and others peddling political and 1 economical pednca to try to get ue pnmic aar in a national campaign. All such will hare their trouble for their paina, aad eran Itka adrartlsing they get will hardly be to the aalrantage of their causa. New Tork has received a Up that the pop- of the city proper and surrounding SMtropoUtan district has been found to be MOO.000, or a full million greater than that of tha district of London. We're glad to hear it and hope if true. Tka aaUsfaoUon of having the greatest city oa earth la some compensation to Aaeriaann for tha trouble involved in feeding aad clothing it and the self-restraint damaaded dealing with Its bumptiousness. Tom Bdisoa Is glad that tha S-honr day was gat la vogue ia the days of his youth, other- Wise ha might not hare formed the iablta of Mnstry which lad to bis remarkable accom plishments. Bight hoqrs may be long enough Jarjma. to work for others, hat there should e nothing to prevent a nan from working 'feaar than that for himself ke aees fit. tToat Mlaoaa of tka fatara mast bo riven their jkaaoa, for tha world always wilt need their -jarviees. ) Finger, priats of the right hand mast go Jong with endorsement of checks cashed by 'ZTntted States sailors, under a rule Just put In Since every man in the serrlce ie re- led In the same manner, the system should it aa end to forgeries by Uncle Samw tare. iTtea may coma when, finger prints of every ?arsoa la the land will be registered and Jtraagers will be required to submit the same aideaee before drawing considerable sums of phoney. Some time after the nnlvaraal train la disposed of we may hare this dished up Uo us for a political issue. Procrastinating with 20th Street. d Aa aaaal aomethtng baa happened to the project for tha repaaingtof the part of Twen tieth street between Seventh and Ninth are 3es. Thia time it is a sewer which is playing e part of the prorerbial monker wrench. A .mall minority of the owners on the upper rt at tha street wants additional aewar faeU Jlas. which tha majority liviig farther down Toeeaot regard as neceasary. The minority says aera mast be a hew sewer, or no repaying. city commission aae agreed to hold np the THmming Appropriationg. Congreaa has chopped down appropriations so that the United States department of agri- culture has left only $10,000,000 to expend in the performance of its main functions for the coming year. This is less than has been re quired daring ordinary times, and certainly far below the sum that is needed in an era of high prices. It costs government departments pro portionately as much more to transact .their businees as it does private Individuals, and yet congress is making no provision for meeting existing condition and the public service ia bound to be seriously Impaired, Secretary Meredith, in an address at Chi cago yesterday, called attention to the fact that the department will not be able the com ing year to print the necessary bulletins to educate farmers oa subjects of vital interest to them aad keep them informed aa to the ex perimental work done. Four-fifths of the bul letins printed, the secretary said, are gobbled UP ty members of congress, so that wben a farmer applies direct to the department for them it is necessary to inform him that he can get them only through the representative from bis district or state. . Tha department of agriculture is charged with a number of grave responsibilities, among the most important being protection of agricul ture from plant pests and animal diseases. Among tha former ve always have with ns the cotton boll weevil, which ever threatens the chief industry of the south. Of equal impor tance in the north Is the. corn borer which re cently invaded this country from Europe and is now being fought in the eastern states. If It ever geU well started in the great corn belt it will introduce aa element of hazard that may make it unprofitable to grow the grain that fattens the hog that feeds the world. That would mean the revolutionizing of agriculture to ts great disadvantage, and surely would aatly increase tha cost of food. Hands of the I department in combating both these pests, as j well as a host of others, have been pretty thoroughly tied by the parsimony of congress. If wa are to believe those who are in the beet .position to know tha facta. What is true with respect to tha agricultural division of the gov ernment holds good in other departments. . The excuse congress gives, of course, is im perative need of "economy in 4view of large expenditures for government and resulting high taxes. That is not the only motive, how ever. The country is up-" against the unfor tunate situation of having a congress con trolled by one party to vote money for an ad ministration of a different political complex ion to spend. Under such circumstances it always is the rule, especially on the ere of a presidential campaign, for tha legislative branch to cheerfully Impose all possible hand icaps upon the executive department, knowing that a vast number of tha voters "never make a habit of going far enough back of tne re tnrns to discover causes for poor government. bat swing the club upon heads of officers who are easiest to reach. - This pernicious custom always has been one of tha evils of the American form of gov ernment It is embarrassing for those public servants who are made the scapegoats, but of coarse the real sufferers are the people, whose government is impaired. The best available remedy lies in a budget system administered by expert who are out of reach of political influence. I kaow I am a poet, . Because of things I do act Ukato do; For instance, wbn I've been ap all Bight Despairing of the muse, v And fall to aleep at early dawn la company with tbo blase, I never cars a rap tor work ' AU through the live-tang day But like to loaf around tha house And have my own sweet way. I do not are tor company la fact, I'm rather borad If aay one looks in oa ma Expecting nabla-board." I saver care to trim my enfia Nor atop to scrape my faee, , Bat in my robe and slippera old - I Sad a quiet place. . , Then with my feet high oa a chair. My paper and my pipe, I seek again the magic muse Of fWrns ?) rare and ripe. Because of things 1 do not like I know I am a post. But not even for the kwe of Mike Would I begin to show it An Unintentional Trot. EIGHT HOURS FOR WOMEN oawsBeminsaajoaBsUBssamasManBsm . ' " ' women employed in factories ana Women's Trade Union league, the Consumers' league, the New Tork State League of Women Voters, the Young Women Christian associa- j tion, and the New York League 01 ( Wnmsn Workers. Thev believe that Snlt tha word. Philander," said the teach-1 hn eieht honr dav ia essential to er to a small boy who was struggling with his lthe health and the efficiency of the New York, Pea. XX An interest ing feminist, feud has again burst into activity in New York. It ia between tha women voters who .are striving for the eight-hoar day for workers of their sex la New York and the Women's Equal Opportun ity league, which declares that it doesn't want it. Twice, the question of eight-hour day has invaded the state legisla ture at Albany, ana twice n been easily vanquished by unsym pathetic assemblymen, wno wi greatly assisted In their task by tha eloquent opposition of the champ- inns of eoual ODDonunur. the same bill, having been patiently reintroduced, is soon to come up for consideration, and consequently each feminist faction is Once more preparing for a brisk fight . Those who are backing this legis lation represent some of the most DY WILLIAM BRADY Ma The Riga Cast of Skkaess TIL health ia of no importance - g Extravagant Xaatk Toilet" Tha most competent dental an mercantile establishments," miss toonuee assure oa ui mcro . Sefcaeidermaa concluded, ana Dw;nea m asms; ur professional woman, who seem to . diciaal antiseptic ia the care of the constitute the majority of the mem-1 teeth, and some of them declare herahin of the Equal upponnaur i tout we uaenuai use ol muuavv league, and who are exhibiting aa amazing Ignorance not only of the legislation itself, but of the condi tions of woman ia industry." The advoeatea of the eight-hour day declare that the strain of the apead and the monotony 01 pm arnrk damaned snorter nonrs. no QacaUoaa and Answers. - Poor Circulation What treat ment or diet Is good for persoat , - , . - ' i wno nave poor circulation? I tics tend to destroy the delicate , think my blood must be thin, M ti speaK. l always nave coia htsdi there are such people can tSori to Indulge in bargain dentistry. membrane of the mouth and thus open the -way for infection with germs. We must bear in mind one funda mental fact which is too often Ig nore!! or forgotten, even by phy- aiciana, namely, that germs in the mMtant coneantratioifanf the mina nmnth An n , harm, it is onlv upon one process is aesaeninguior i wnen Kermg invade the structure. wnen jne laoorer wm w say. hand she could relax at times; now she must work while the machine works. Human muscle and nerve cannot compete with steel unless It has time to recuperate. It Is further pointed out that the mndarn organization Of industry divides labor more and more into nnwnrfui women's organizations of the state, including the New York j repetitions of single processes, so readme lesson. "S-n-a-i-1," speMed Philander. "Yeh. snail you know what a snail is, dont you, Philanderr After a moment's hesitation beamed. Oh, yessum, one passed me on my way to Philander school this morning." J A woman's second husband Is often her first husband's most earnest mourner. It is not at all strange that "Tom Sawyer" and "Hack Finn" should now be regarded rev erently, for were not these classics spoken of with horror on their first appearance? There may- be some people in our midst who can recall "apprehensive alarm ' witn wnicn tney gingerly invested in one of these "best sellers.' Fate had at that time only begun to form a nimbus for the brow of the beloved humorist "WTiat is a successful man, dad?" "Any man who makes more money than his wife can spend, son." In aa Editor's Morning' MaO. "Dear Sir: Please stop my subscription to your weekly edition. The daily is weakly enough for me." woman worker, and they have an nounced that they will keep on tax ine old members of the legislature out and putting new ones in until they get it. For what else shouia women use the ballot, they ask you, it not to obtain beneficial leg islation for their sex? The members of the Equal Op portunity league, on the other hand, among whom are some well known professional women, assert that the purpose of the ballot is to remove rather than to increase restrictions upon women. They believe that every industrial channel open to men should,be open to women, mat if a man is willing to work 12 hours at his Job, then a woman, if she is to compete for that Job, must be able to work 12 hours at it too. They are bitterly resentful of any so-called welfare legislation, which they assert is merely a current popular pastime of society women. "Women do not neea protection from the state," declared a mem ber of the league, in addressing a And now James Harris Rogers IS going to commnnlcat with Mars, which 'causes us to speculate as to what language we hid best begin studying next "Jane, are you talking again or yet?" asked f. h. as be wakened to the enchanting chimes of Big Ben. - The death rate among poets has diminished considerably during the last year. Now that "spring is come" in all probability the rare souls will revel in their yearly recreation that of dying of grief every spring. Gum chewing is about as soothing to one's nerves as picking the teeth with a nail file, especially when you happen to sit next to the chewer in a car or movie theatre. The penalty of bigamy: Two mothers-in- law. Blessed are the piece-makers, for they'shall inherit the price. that 13 people are now employed in the making of one corset, zt peo ple in the making of one shirt; 27 on one vest; and 50 people in the making of one shoe. One girl makes one buttonhole every three-fourths of a minute. One girl dips 720 pieces of chocolate every hour. One firi nafk 100 nounds ot candy every day. One girl pastes 1,000 paper boxes every day. Th sneed of machinery is con stantly being increased by modern invcnUv senius. Every improve ment in the machine must be matched with greater speeding up of the worker. In mms wnere women formerly tended two looms they now are expected to tend 12 or 16. In canneries, women are ex pected to cap from 54 to 80 cans every minute. Girls in the sewing trades sit for long hours in a room roaring with machinery, watching a machine that carries 12 needles cr one that set 4,000 stitches a min ute. When work is carried on at such speed, long hours result in nervous disability, cumulative fa tigue, disease and accidents. "When the health of women has been injured by long hours, not only is the working efficiency of the com munity impaired, but the deteriora tion is handed down to succeeding ranerations." according to a weu the tissues ot the mouth, that they are capable of doing us any harm. Therefore it does not necessarily profit anything to discourage germs by means of antiseptics in the cav ity of the mouth. And unless there is some special purpose to be met, and some special remedy prescrib ed by doctor or dentist to meet that purpose, it is mere ; , pBy8lcally uneducated, stagnate, i to say the least, to make habitual J vM9e,a of 8pianchnic or constant use ot antiseptic prep- . , , th. .,.. - . , M 1 A. I A A1. I IWU " JS1 arauons tor cieanamB tne teeu ML SiOUchy or weak posture pre I value my toeti highly. I would circulation and spend a lot of Ume and endure J p ,th 7ettinK.up mllM and feet s. W. a Answer Usually oxygen is toot two miles two or three times a day on the hoof. Exercise increasM absorption ana utilisation of th oxygen in, the body. That wanru you up. Setting-up exercises shouM fee regularly token by every om whose occupation is sedentary, u you don't know how, send for in structions. Another help for cold bands and feet, "poor circulation," is somersaults. Try a dozen 'every morning on a mat or rug. Or rail half a dozen, then roll them back. This puts back into circulation the stagnant blood which, in perton meeting of working women the j known authority on economics. "In- other day. "but merely the oppor tunity to compete with men on an equal basis. Laws protecting wom en workers place intolerable re strictions upon them, and end by throwing them out of work. Firms cannot be expected to employ wom en to work for only eight hours fant mortality rises, while the chil dren of married working women, who survive, are Injured by inevit able neglect The overwork Of future mothers thus directly at tacks the welfare of the nation." The Equal Opportunity league mm to fear, however, that if the much discomfort and pay out con siderable money which, for me, is saying the hardest thing last be fore I would sacrifice one of my teeth. For my part-however, plain soap, the same soap I use to wash my bands and to shave with, is the most satisfactory dentrlfice. 1 Tooth powders and tooth pastes are large ly soap anyway. , When you decide to call a doctor to attend some one in your family yon naturally want a good doctor, and not the' cheapest doctor you can find.. How about the care of your teeth? Do you go in for the bargain dentists? Do you feel that your teeth are not worth the price of good dentistry? Do you imag ine that you can save anything by skimping on this important matter? Nearly every town nowadays has good dentists and dental "parlors," institutions conducted without that wholly personal character which is indispensible in safe dentistry or in safe medicine. not employ a doctor v,hose sole recommendation is that he tells you about himself, nor do they place confidence in a doctor who does not practice under his own name. Why should this wise pre caution not obtain in the selection of dentists? How little the bar gain hunting patron realizes that the dental work, which seems so cheap right now, is the kind of work which stores up untold trou ble for the future and is responsi- lmprove posture. Good poaturs makes good health, just as a grin helps you to be more cheerful. Aortitis 1. What is meant by the term "aortitis" and what U the cause of it? 2. Would it cause one to .have pains in the abdomen and in the back between the shoulder blades and around the heart? 3. Can it be cured, or at least relieved, so far as the pain is concerned? J. H. M. Answer 1. Aortitis means In flammation ot the aorta (the great artery), commonly caused by an In fection such as syphilis, 2. It it one of many conditions which might cause such pain as you de scribe; but it may cause no pain. 3. Usually it is relieved by treatment. Trained Nurse Raises Issue I am a graduate nurse, and in the hosoital I was taught the value and Sensible people do j importance of simple, easily clean- able surfaces in the Dgnt against disease. Therefore I do not un derstand your allusion to "that hid eous affectation, the hard wood floor in lieu of carpets." Did you ever sweep or beat a carpet or eves try to clean it with a vacuum clean er? The dirt shows on a baro floor and does not show in a car pet or rug. H. It Answer It is not visible dirt, but invisible dirt that is danger ous. Tneoreiicaiiy tne oare nuur, A Tory Present Help hi Time of Trouble. "How to live on 24 hours a day." (Arnold Bennett) This ought to put old IL C L. out of bus iness. - "Dullness ia a disease," declared an em inent physician. It is rather comforting, though, to know that it has not been confined to any one place. There really is truth in the old saw that "misery loves company.'" He stood on the bridge at midnight When the clock was striking the honr. Waiting for someone to crank his Ford . For his arm bad lost its power. when they can get men to work for eight-hour day is obtained for worn nine or ten. and thus women are i. factories and stores, that it VamnaMul 4n thpif , .m..!.. Vm tnrnaA -ftnnn them 1 ""1"; r' I " . " .:::r.n .7. :ble for all sorts of systemic ills in or floor bare in spots and covered When ms statement was sub- trine wary of it for fear it may yet later years with rug in other spots, may be mitted to the Womens Trade Union extended so as to cut oft their Good dentistry is not the cheap- "sanitary." Practically, carpets league here, which contains very night shifts; women lawyers say ! ft dentistry, but it costs the least are as clean as hard wood floors, few societv women, it, produced a that with such reform legislation " run. uuiy people wnose and tney seiuom oreaa your mp. tolerant smile. It was tha same gaining headway, they may at any kind of a smile that used to travel tjme be interrupted in the prepara around the various suffrage head-; tion of their briefs, and women doc quarters after a particularly clumsy ( tors say that if the law is ever ex onslaught of the antls. I tended to cover them, they will "Since 1913," said Miss Rose ' BatUraUy have to quit the medical Schne.derman, president of the profession and learn to make but leaaue. "New York has had a ! tnnholes and shirts. The most re- statute limiting the working day of cent agitation against the eight- women employed in certain inaus-1 nour day, moreover, has come irom tries to n'ne hours: yet the enact- ithB hotel women's contingent of the meat of this law several years ago league, which claims that hundreds when there was no sucn limitation of women will he reieasea oy me placed upon them,, did not result in hotels as soon as the eight hour day the laying off of large numbers of j begins. women. On the contrary, the fig- "While I am willing to concede ures show that there are now about cart Trn MRf.EI Home DL emcf ELIZABETH THOMPJON Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a if you have to put up with unpleas- 200,000 more women in these indus tries than there were then." Miss Schneiderman, who is one of married woman 22 years ot age and have a girl 2 years old. I have that the Albany welfare bills show been married tour years and my a lovely spirit on the part of so-1 husband and I can't get along. He ciety ladies and other gentle souls," is Jealous of me and won't let me Raid a hotel woman the other day, go anywhere. He flirts and I fear our greatest authorities on women j -the e'ght-hour law, if enacted, will he goes out with girls, although he in industry, went on to say that, as I undoubtedly end in throwing many denies it a matter of fact the competition be-j women out ot work. Women hotel! I ask him to let me go uptown tween men and women for Jobs, on , workers are employed mostly at and he won't let me go. I don't which the League of Equal Oppor- j tasks that must be attended beyond know what It is to go away, tnnltv nlacee so ereat an emnnasls. 1 ia nvinv at niirbt If there Is anvl We senarated twice and I an- actu ally does not exist During the intarforence In the nresent shifts, plied for ' a divorce. He came back been or what has rone wrong in war, she Bays, there .was much talk .women will be fired and men put both t'mea and promised he would , the housework. Ask him about his concerning the equal efficiency of n their places. ' 00 differently. He always tells his , work. When you show an interest the woman worker, but this was be-1 "Women in hotel industry work folks everything about me and they j in him he will be glad to talk, cause the labor sfiortage was so.m shifts of one day 11 hours and believe -whatever he says anj! d :i't ' I think your place is at home rrp.it that many emnlovers were nn nv knur, with ms rlav a like me. 1 with v, kai an,i hnchunil Yarn If people found as much pleasure in looking compelled to accept women not in week off. On one day they go to When my husband is home he ' husband loves you or he would not merit aa mey uo in seeking to censure , the place of but in the absence of j work at 7 o'clock ?n the morn'ng. does not talk to me; he Just sleeps, have been so anxious to have you antness from your husband. If you learn to act more independently jou will not care so much what he does. During the day time go places with the baby, so that you will have a change of atmosphere. This will help you to be more contented dur ing the evening. Perhaps you do not encourage your husband to talk. Do not try to tell him how fretful the baby has they would have a lo of enjoyment in reflect ing on president Wilson's. service. Sure to catch you sooner or later. Disinherit: Cutting the pockets out of trousers. Wit; The death blow to many a friendship. Every one has had, has now, or will hare them. No life is so smooth, no mind so well balanced but has had its share. There is no city or community where their voice in nnt heard. They have found their way into the in open competition with men, but office of mayor and magistrate, preacher and (one made possible because men had politician, poet ana pmiosopner oven the edi tor of a daily newspaper has them irritations. men. Under normal conditions, ex- j work until noon, and then are off He nags the baby and me and bis come back when you separated bc- penence nas saown mat wuen an ; until 6 o clock. At 6 o clock they employer can take his choice ot a'g0 on duty again and work until man or woman worker at the same i midnight. This is their long day. wage, he takes a man. Miss , They are satisfied with it they say. Schneiderman does not applaud this The eight-hour law would mean state of affairs. She thinks it most i that a great many women would be regrettable, but none the less true. ! thrown out of work and that, at a Th labor shortage resulting time when all emnlovers are nro- from the war, she says, enabled women to take a. step upward in industry. It was not a step gained fore. .Dear Mrs. Thompson: My moth er is dead and I am living with relatives. I am In love with a boy mv nffA T rurifinr hpar to he .uopyi ' T.ai A GOOD RESOLUTION. By Rose Duchia. .Oopyright 1!0. by. the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) "Land's aakes!" exclaimed Bet- i aha apaaad tka door, only to a met by a gnat of wind aad the aavy tall ot enow. "Snowing lam. and I forgot my rubbers and iferoat" ( "It will only take a minute, dear, a rat asataira aad slip thorn oa." aM Mra. Barron. "Bat mother, port kaow that Is ad lack or bitter disappointment turn hack, one you are started, a I aappoee I will have to get aft -Wttnat them." Betty replied. Bettya ssother coaxed and coax 1 bar, bat nothing could induce parsxltiow Betty to ratara tor r robbers and raincoat especial aearly always proves to you that disappointments generally follow whenever yoa return for; something yoa have forgotten." "I do wish, Betty, that you would drop all thia silly nonsense about your superstitious omens." Mrs. Barrona poke, rather reluctantly, "I have told yoa time and time again that those who believe in su perstitious signs are ignorant" They were nearing the station, aad Betty, whoso thoughts now turned to Cousin Bob's arrival, soon forgot the usual arguments and lapsed into happy silence. Mrs. Barron smiled inwardly, thinking that possibly Batty was beginning to raaliaa how utterly absurd it was to bo aaperaUOoaa. Aa they entered tha watting room Bob rushed forward eagerly and kissed his annt and pretty cousin. ed with her handsome cousin. Bet- slowly Betty regained her health, ty was 17 and Bob only 19, and im- j One afternoon Mrs. Barron was ntediately Betty divined him "per-1 tidying up Betty's room, whilo ph fectly wonderful!" So engrossed was reading, and accidentally drop was she in her own happy thoughts i ped her comb to the floor. Swiftly t whoa aba waa oa bar way to the! Than, after they had left the, sta- itkw to meet her cousin Bob from iirago, who was to spend a fair ya with thorn. "Why, mother, 1 am almost .ear 's some unfortunate ciream aea might prevent cousin Bona tvsnV werw I to ratara tar say Wa." argaoa Batty, aa aha slte- bar aran taroagh bar atother's t?aa walkiag briskly. "And," - , aaaao. -jron kaow x 'Job aad ware walking home, Bob suddenly whispered to Betty: that she did not heed her mother's ws. ruing, and before Bob could pre vent it Betty turned, slipped and fell oa the- slippery sidewalk. Amidst the excitement that follow ed Boh lifted Betty ia his arms, hailed a taxi, and in a few mo menta all three were speeding homeward. . A doctor was summoned at once, who pronounced that Betty's ankle had been severely sprained, and that she would be obliged to re main in bed for an indefinite per iod. In spite of Bob's consoling presence. Betty-wept bitterlv, be cause all her plans had been thwarted. Bob proved to be very loyal; be- sha stooped to pick it up, but was uuueu oy itry S horrified exclam ation: w ny, mother, it is bad luck to pick up a comb when you have dropped ft yourself: Have Bob pick it np for you." "Betty, dear, sighed her mnth "perhaps if you had returned for jour niDoers tne aay of Bob's ar riTai, you nugnt not have, slipped -u oprsuiea your ankle, and if your feet had been dry you might also have avoided your dreadful cold. Don't yon realize, dear, that when a thing happens it does nnt necessarily aappea because of su perstitious omens? Does not your own unfortunate accident prove to folks always cause trouble between us. Please tell me what to do. Could I put my baby in good care? MRS. W. W. DARE. You seem to lack a spirit of in dependence. When you want to go ' around other bovg. but will not run to town, do so and do not consult tv,t n uvmIH it hn nrnoer testing that they cannot get enough ' 'our husband about the matter, i for me to ask him to go to a party? labor." wnen ne goes places he does not 1 1 have known him five months ana Since the hotel women workers I consider your wishes. ' he is the only fellow I have rone are not affected by the h'll. and ! It would be decidedly unwise to with. T. P. since even if they were, the hard-'pnt your iaby in the care of an , it will h n.11 rleht to invite him given up certain places for others i ship would not fall so much on the ! outsider. Keep her with you even to the party carrying higher pay. Women were j women who lost their Jobs as on 1 . . . 1 ' y .. - taken on as street car conductors, ; their employers because the man who bad formerly j enough labor,' manea tne street cars round Detter jobs or joined the army, but as soon as they applied for reinstatement on the cars, the women were fired. "The eight hour bill we are try ing to get through affects only 'who cannot get the advocates of the eight-hour day feel that their op ponents are either ignorant of the, nature of the legislation, er are wil fully misguided. Altogether, the feud among the feminists is very bewildering. What's In a Name? BY MILDRED MARSHALL (CoBTrijht. 181S. t7 the Wheeler Syndicate. Inc.) Hortcnse. Hortense is essentially a French name, though she has been adopted by all countries ' and she haa the almost uniquie distinction among feminine names of having no con tractions, diminutives or offspring ot any form. Hortense she begins and Hortense she remains through out history with the single excep tion of Italy, where the "H" is sometimes dropped, and she is call ed Ortensia, Like Sylvia, she is something ot by the feminine Ortensia. The most famous Ortensia of those was was Ortensia Mancini. the niece of Maxartn. This notable lady car ried her name "into France, where the French straightway placed the stomp of their language upon it by calling it Hortense. Since that time many famous women hare borne it particularly those ot roy al circles. Hortense's jewel is the diamond. w aaiu to give its wearer fearlessness, invulnerability and to Argus Information Bureau n LI An re5r' the"anwer o any uptlon by writinr The Annw 1 warn bureau, Vrwme J. H anion. Dirsjeior, Wwtunrloa. D. C. Gire fuil na i Inform nam ana riareaff and eodomm twtwwnt atmn faa ,.- rJ an mr eoDfuJenUal, ih nepliea beicf max ckne. to each iwlividuaJ. o attention Yili Hw to auornrnoita letter.). SLr Brty to for something is incorrect?" I bedside and endeavoring to amuse "Well. welL Betty, voa certainlvl hr as best ha pnuM Rut tw, have grown to be quite a charming! was destined for mora misfortune, young lady." which remark caused for within a few days she became a taint flattering ia Betty's heart aad brought a happy flash to her Bob turned to his annt while Batty anticipated how envious her friends weald ba whoa tha aapear- tho victim ot a heavy cold. Bob's Fraseaca waa a tremendous help to Mrs. Barron, and she implored him to lengthen his visit oati) Betty was well again. A fnjr "Oh, mother sobbed Betty, "I am truly arnamed of myself, be cause I am beginning to under stand that you axe right "Well, Petty," smiled Bob, "now ia your ckanoa tor a good reaoto-tion- don't be superstitious." "Tea." she answered, "1 will nev er believe la any signs of omens ancient sylvan name, having bring victory in any endeavor, pro- r-. itt ""eTe.r reived Q. Why is Persia sometimes re ferred to as "the land of roses and I nightingales?" 4 H. C A. Persia is a natural habitat for me uignungaie. ana tbesa song- j .... . .-v. i uo many centuries the Persian per fumes have been considered among ! former .monarchy? L. C. 9. A. The present Russian govern ment has repudiated the debts of the government of the czar. Q. What waa the first important For .battle of the world war? M. B. C. A TV A... . ..,.1 ..to WAS n?!7Defm.5hf.lmc.of ro" tember, 1314. In this battle the "-- u luiuvauuh ot rosea ror commercial purnoeea ia auita general there. Q. Are ex-service men given priority in obtaining public lands? A- A Joint resolution was re cently pasaed by congress giving honorably discharged service men a preference right In obtaining public lands under the homestead act. The ursi application or the provisions strango quirk of fancy, it came to j concerned not only with lovers namA An hruiArrariU tlt wij.t- 1 1 . . . . "C1 name aa honorable old plebiaa game. . , For many centuries it conUaued in Italy and gradually tha mascu line form Ortensto came into use as aransw m , faykia Mtwti .... : . ( : " v , - f Knt fc fTtsMvUd to atekaBM tha a husband for his wife. Saturday is her lucky day aad six her lucky number. The daisy, signifying innocence. Ig Uwtum March 5, aad tbo Shoshone project on March 13. Tha right of priority ia favor of former service men will be in force for 0 aayafter which the remaining laads will be avail- oie tor public entry French armies succeeded in turn ing back the Germans who were advancing upon Paris. Q. How long was each of the three navy machines in the sir 'B the navy trans-Atlantic, flight? Y. E. F. A. The NC-4, the plane vblch made the entire trip across the At lantic, was in the air 53 hours an 60 minutes. Th NC-I was & nf thia j. . .. i flirhl 3D hmirs rH f.fi minute. : ' . : : " - sm ana not purchased- To n r latte ana Sacshone irrt-1 wnu m i"" " slave wno tended those elaborate oxenise ita best i, eatlon nrolerts in Wmmi,. n.. i hours aad two minutes. Roaaa gardens waa eaU.d horton- be set in gold and worn on the urt North Piatt tract wUl be ooened to Q- What church did Washington siua, auu. nnaiiy wrougn some hand. It nntnr-. . entry bv former r w. w. A. Washington was a member ot the Protestant Episcopal church Shortly after his marriage, Wash ington was chosen vestryman I Pohirfc church, near Mount Veraou. IVa.. and also in. Christ Chun a. Q. Haa the SOT) at mveramant nfl AlaonHrin Va Farh (if '.tfS Wrtk.rajiHtittad tha debts at thai churches is still in existence.