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Charlevoix County Herald
O. A. L.IS1C. PublJhtr. I13AW JORIAX. MICH ISAM SMILING AND FROWNING. Some women were discussing stores and how they liked to trade at this store or that, and how they didn't like come other store or stores. At some, there was the most ready disposition to please and a pleasant attention given to the desires of the customer. At others, this was not so apparent, and sometimes there was really a moody temper exhibited. "I don't Uko to trade there," said one, "on ac count of this apparent cool Indiffer ence. I like to trade at ," she raid; "there the salespeople are so nice and accommodating." Then the little cleavage presented Itself, arising no doubt from the difference of dispo sition exhibited at the counters. A mere man overhearing such conversa tion naturally arranges the facts so as to produce an explanation or to gather therefrom a bit of practical wisdom, and in this case he did not have to go far to reach a measure of success. It was always the manager of the store that came In for a touch of criticism, and as Just and careful as he might be, was his temper and disposition that permeated t the entire establish ment. When he frowned the store frowned; when he smiled the store smiled. Ohio State Journal. science has scored another victory In its contest with lockjaw, so long re garded as Incurable and so much dreaded for Its fatal and agonizing sufferings. In this century science is waging a good fight against the dis eases most feared, and while It has done Important work, besides Its posi tive medical advance, In educating the public to higher standards of in telligence in sanitary matters and mode of living. It may be remembered that when the waist buttoned in the back first came into vogue the press of the coun ty made merry with the predicament of a girl who broke her arm while try ing to fasten her waist. Now a woman In Arkansas has broken her ankle while trying to walk in a hobble skirt. Fashion has its martyrs no less than nobler causes. Had Napoleon waited a few genera tions he could have transported his army over tho Alps In aeroplanes, thereby saving much toll and suffer ing, to say nothing of the moving-picture royalties. This year's hatpins are to bo so large that they will be used for carry ing powder rags and the like. Why not make them big enough to conceal a porterhouse steak, thus making them useful as well as exhilaratingly beautiful? New Jersey has a college graduate 100 years old. Ho may be able to re member when some of the stock icloas of college humor originated, but cer tainly not all of them. "Tcnscrlal doctors" will scorn tips of course. But the rejoicing of cus tomers is premature. Fees will replace tips, and fees cannot well be small if professional dignity counts. "To the man who wears boots all tha world is clothed in leather," says an eastern proverb. B,ut when a man rides in an aeroplane what difference does it make? The Niagara rapids have been shot through by a motor boat and the Alps have been flown over by an aviator. What has old Dame Naturo to say for herself now? Wilkesbarre wants to copyright its name. We Infer that It means to do something wonderful and great. We have heard of no infringement rush so Ur. If islands continue to rise on the Alaska coast one should be accommo dating enough to furnish a stepping stone from America to Asia at the narrow Bering strait. Wild-eyed correspondent tells us that 4,000,000 Chinamen will have their queues amputated. Are puffs so much In demand? A Pittsburg womaa was badly hurt while trying to skate la a hobble skirt. There's such a thing as taking too many chances. Professor Garner has mastered the vocabulary of the chlmpantee. We suggest that he now study that of the Cholly boy. A man can dress well on $6,000 a year, says "an authority." And we'll bet that the authority pays $18.28 for bis. Tersons suffering from severs at tacks of Esperanto often find relief from swallowing liberal doses of Ido Social Change Iy HON. ARTHUR rT"- a DO NOT BELIEVE myself that this age is lcs3 spiritual or J I more sordid than its predecessors. I believe, indeed, precisely K i,n MfifBr lltii- l-i "..!-. -rw 4 Vila mow Yn Jj if nnf rJnln illrtf if society is to be moved by the remote speculations of isolated thinkers it can only bo on condition that their isolation is not complete. Some point of contact they must have with the world in which they live, and if thcr influence is to be based on wide spread sympathy the contact must be in a region where there can be, if not full mutual comprehension, at least a large meas ure of practical agreement and willing co-operation. Philosophy ha3 never touched the mass of men except through religion. And, though the par allel is not complete, it is safe to say that science will never touch them unaided by its practical applications. Critics have made merry over the naive self-importance which repre sented man as the center and final cause of the universe, and conceived the stupendous mechanism of nature as primarily designed to satisfy his want and minister to his entertainment. But there is another and an opposite danger into which it is possible to fall. The material world, however it may have gained in sublimity, ha. under the touch of Bcience, lost in domestic charm. Except where it affects the immediate needs of organic life, it may seem so remote from the concerns of men that in the majority it will rouse no curiosity, while of those who are fascinated by its morals not a few will be chilled by its impersonal and indifferent immensity. The appropriate remedy is the perpetual stimulus which the influence f science on the business of mankind offers to their sluggish curiosity. And even now I believe this influence to be underrated. If in the last hundred years the whole material setting of civilized life has altered we owe it neither to politicians nor to political institutions. We owe it to the combined efforts of those who have advanced science and those who have applied it. If our outlook upon the universe has suffered modifications in detail so great and so numerous that they amount collectively to a revolution, it is to men of science we owe it, not to theologians or philosophers. On these, indeed, new and weighty responsibilities are being cast. They have to harmonize and to co-ordinate. to prevent the new from being one-sided, to preserve the valuable essence of what is old. But science is the great instrument of social change, all the greater because its object is not change but knowledge. And its silent appropria tion of this dominant function amid the din of political and religious strife is the most vital of all the revolutions which have marked the de velopment of modern civilization. It may. seem fanciful to find in a single recent aspect of this revolu tion an influence which resembles religion or patriotism in its appeals to the higher side of ordinary characters especially since we are accustomed to regard the appropriation by industry of scientific discoveries merely as a means of multiplying the material conveniences of life. i A social force has come into being, new in magnitude if not in kind. This force is the modern alliance between pure science and industry. That on this we must mainly rely for the improvement of the mate rial conditions under which societies live ir in my opinion, obvious, al Difficult to Keep Pace With Slang By PROF. SIDNEY A. OSGOOD - cf Boston "For heaven's sake," thought I, "what did the man mean by a 'run in?'" Later I gathered from his conversation that he and the politician had met and engaged in an animated argument, that narrowly missed being a rumpus a kind of near-row, so to speak. As Brander Matthews has put the stamp of his approval on "joint," I suppose that "run-in" will come to be accepted as one of those con densed and significant bits of speech that this generation seems fond of coining. Protect People From Poison Ivy Menace By R. G. DUNNE J y j went along and, perspiring, wiped their brows and necks with their hand kerchiefs. Naturally they touched with their bare hands their faces and necks. Both sufferers are now laid up in pain from the effects of tho poi fon ivy. How many more people have had a like experience? I knew a man who happened to be a victim of this poison ivy and, unconscious of what his ailment was, at first thinking it scarlet fever, he called in a doctor, who told him he was a poison-ivy victim. Present A&e Not Less Sordid Than Others JAMES BALFOUR though no one would conjecture it from a historic sur vey of political controversy. Its direct moral effects are less obvious; indeed, there arc many most excellent people who would altogether derfy their existence. To regard it as a force fitted to rouse and sustain the energies of nations would seem to them absurd. I believe this view to be utterly misleading, con founding accident with essence, transient accompani ments with inseparable characteristics. It is hard for a man who tries to adhere to the niceties of the English language to comprehend a good dcalv of the talk ho hears nowadays. Of course some of tho slang is clever and so expressive as to win ultimate incor poration in the lexicons, while some of it U silly and some loses vogue. The other day I was talking with a friend, a Harvard graduate, who was tell ing rio of having had a run-in with some politician whom my friend disliked and was trying to bcat.N Cannot anything be done to protect the people from that dangerous weed, poison ivy? I vyfclf have not been a victim, but one of my neighbors and a friend of his have been badly poisoned? On the way home from work one day they cut through a prairie in order to short en their trip. Coming to a place where the weeds were high, my friends used their hands in ma king their way and thus happened to touch some poison ivy. Not knowing the dangerous weed, tlipv ArJ EQUATORIAL STAR FINDER Simile Instrumtnt by the Um ef Which tht Amateur Can Lmti the Varleue Ceretellatlene. Boston. It Is always difficult for the novice to locate a constellation r a star by reference to a star map, this being due largely to the fact that cer tain stars which are of but slightly greater magnitude than others are made much more prominent relatively La the star map. The star map Is mere ly a diagrammatical representation In stead of an actual picture of the hea vens. Another difficulty which besets the amateur Is the fact that a star map shows tho spherical surface of the hea Tens on a plane surface, and conse- Equatorial Star Finder. quently there Is a great deal of distor tion In the relative positions of the stars. Amateurs who have had to con tend with such conditions will appreci ate the little device illustrated in the accompanying engraving from the Sci entific American whereby one is able without any previous knowledge of astronomy to point to any of the con stellations or principal stars. The de vice' consists of two dialr, one of which is fixed and Is marked with the days of the year. The other dial is marked with the hours of the day, and bears on Its face the principal constel lations. In use a slide marked "Today Is" is set at the day of the month, and then the movable dial Is turned until the hour comes up to the same slide. The arrow shown In the illustration is carried by a sleeve on the rod on which the dials are mounted, and is also free to swing on an axis at right angles to this rod. If it be desired to find a certain constellation a pointer connected with the arrow is moved over the dial until the slot in the point er uncovers the name of the constella tion that is sought. Each constellation bears a number with tho p'lus or minus sign indicating north or south declina tion. This indicates that the arrow must be swung on its axis until a pin on the sleevo is brought into register with the declination number on an arc carried by the arrow. This done the arrow points to that part of tho heavens in which the constellation lies. The principle, of course, is the same as that of tho equatorial telescope. CURIOUS STATUE OF STONE Brought Recently From Egypt and Is Attracting Much Attention in a Philadelphia Museum. Philadelphia. A curious statue of stone brought recently from Egypt by the famous Egyptologist, Dr. David Randall Maclvar, and placed on view In the archaeological department of the University of Pennsylvania in this city, is just now receiving much at tention in the Quaker City. Apart from the historical value of the relic, which is a representation of Amenemhot, a scribe of the eighteenth dynasty, and which probably was hewn from solid rock about 1,500 years Statue of Amenemhot. before the birth of Christ, the statue has the charm of being the most per fect piece of carving that has yet been unearthed by explorers. Dr. Maclvar's find is not more than two feet tall. The figure itself is not remarkable. It represents the scribe In a conven tional sitting posture, the outstretched hands with their tapering fingers and th? stiff studied headdress seeming at first glance to be the only distinctive Egyptian features. The power and fascination lie all In the face, which could only have been dreamed by a master mind and carved by a master hand. It Is a sphinx In a softened mood, the old mysterious questioning soft ened for a moment into yearnings, but wrapped as ever in the mystery and aloofness that have kept the ages at bay. For the 4 m X w . j ;. Vimmw : SW I i V HANDSOME long coat of plush or fur, finished ir-jcjL dfteP cuffs of fur, leaves 2jD nothing to be desired from the point of style or comfort. It Is surmounted by a round turban of satin with a velvet coronet, on which a Persian band, embroidered with gold cord and studded with mock jewels, Is mounted about the crown and across the brim. When the lat ter shows an indentation over the left eye a stiff aigrette is placed. These turbans set down over the head and are worn at a dashing and some times a little rakish angle, by the more youthful devotees of fashion. Equally full of style, more adapta ble to individual wearers and the per fection of comfort and convenience, (s to be found In the soft velvet hats FANCY BLOUSE. Worn with a serge or cloth skirt of the same color this blouse would look very well. It has a yoke of silk and lace ornamented with fancy buttons and loops of cord: the velveteen is arranged in flat pleats that are can-led from yoke to waist; the sleeve to be low elbow Is of velveteen with cuf of silk, the under-sleeves of lace to match the yoke. Materials required: 2Va yards velve teen 24 inches wide, yard silk, i yard laco. Suede and Steel. A gray suede bag, shaped like a fleur-de-lis Is most attractive In Its unique cut. Its mounting Is steel, plain In design, which does not Inter fere with the outlines of the bag, and the beading differs from that usually seen In that It Is done with large in stead of small beads. They measure about an eighth of an Inch In diameter and are of fine cut steel. They are used to bring out a pattern on the bag and also to outline its edges, and at the same time to sew the two sides of the bag together. Life of Underskirts. Whjrit making or buying a petticoat, have H two Inches longer than the re quired length. Put In a one-inch tuck abort the hem, which takes up the two Inches When the bottom ruffle or the hem of the skirt wears, let down the tuck, cut off the ruffle or hem and hem up and you will have a nice clean skirt again, as the bottom always wears Qxst I Winter and turbans (which might as properly! be railed hoods) and can only be ac curately named as turban-hoods. They are not made over a frame but are supported by an Interlining of some sort, warm and soft. They are lined with silk and worn far down on the; head. A little fringe of curls about; the forehead and neck is about alii the hair that is visible with them. A toft hat and muff of btaver clothj in mustard color, trimmed with dark brown fox fur, is shown in the sec ond figure. The fur is bordered with old gold lace and the turban finished; with two standing plumes in brown, and green. This set is from the atelier of the renowned Carlier -of Paris. By such clever effects jho French rightly earn and keep tSlir prestige. JULIA E OTTO M LEY. BLUE AND BROWN ARE SMART These Are the Year's Popular Colors, the Latter Especially in Its Darker Shades. Certain colors never go out of fash ion and others are doomed to a short life by the very quality that makes them popular. Navy blue is one of the colors whose popularity never seems to lluctuate from season to season, probably because it is so universally becoming. The browns are more vari able, but this year they are consid ered extremely smart, especially in their darker shades Kaffir, nutmeg, seal and walnut. In fact, all the new colors nro per ceptibly darker. Hlack is tho smart est color of the season, but its effect is far from being sober or somber, because it is always relieved by white or by some vivid color. It has had ifct effect on other colors; tho smart blu-jp are almost black, tho new greens af the deep shades of tea-leaf and win tergreen; and prune is the most popu lar shade of purple. Black used to bo kept almost entirely for older women, but dressmakers are beginning to ap preciate the fact that it is not becom ing unless a woman has youth, health and a good color. Even then it has; to be broken with blue, green, gold, et,' to give it the life it needs. Dclii eator. Diet and uty. Diet has much to do with the condi tion of the pores of the face. If food is not suited to the individ ual and Is too rich, the system may try to throw it off by an exudation of oil through the pores. It la this which causes oily complexion, and the. first step, of course, is to change th diet. Such foods . should be adopted as are nutritious, easily digested, and lacking la grease. ine nsi inciuo.es mux, eggs, rare meats, rich spinach, beans is - aid the like. Thick soups, pastric and elaborate desserts should be banished, and plenty of fruit eaten. Fresh air and careful washing of the face axe, of course, necessary ac- companiments of the treatment. Carry Few Toilet Articles. Women frequently carry many more toilet accessorits than are needed. IB Is perfectly fair to assume that the hostess will have a dressing tablet equipped, or that she will possess enough pieces for the wants of her guests. Every woman wishes to carry her own brush and comb, but r hand! mirror is heavy, and it is expected that ono will be provided.