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The Bees Motne Magazine Pa ge How U. S. Women Met War Situation A Prehistoric Terror and a Present Day Horror A Pterodactyl, Harmless, Though of Tremendous Bulk, and a Fly, Ever-Present Danger, Though Insignificant in Size. : : : : an The Pterodactyl restored under the direction of F. A. liiica.?, of the American Museum of Nnt-The common house fly, from n wonderful model in the American Museum of Natural History urnl History, and Professor R. P. Ln'ngley, Copyright, 1W6, Star Company. Br ELLA WHEELER WILCOX. Although there haa been no war raxing In America, this country hu felt the hock of the European struggle. Many men who have been receiving large revenues or moder ate revenue through Internatlonn! Inter est have been obliged to curtail expenses and d I lense with all se 1 h e necessities of lif. One In teretliit feature of men situa tions ha been the manner 'n which wives and daugh ters met the emer cency. Some, nlas, rave met It' with lo.ntlalnins and dis content and that lack of philosophical reasoning characteristic of certain types of womanhood, but then, again, there have been shining examples of courage, optimism and oravery on the part or women which relieve the gloom of the picture. One young woman npent ft t : .s', iV- ,, I " .... '' - "1 .... ' J1 fi. ' ' ' r - . -v..v, , A!fj P , t "v. l- , Photographed especially for this page. " " V '., V. .- . ...v. .'- -.'"' j- ... f a . ;. 1 '"v,. 1 J.ll JJ By OAK RETT P. SEHVISS, rirr,Tirrr.7ivrar. , This Is the season for flic and the no rompanylng picture Is intended to show how the human race looka with indlflrr ence on the small enemy whlrh is really big, and would look with terror on a Wg j enemy which is really sr.iall. I On one sido is a dragon of the past, tho pterodactyl, the greatest winged creatute whose parents had that ever flew In the-earth's atmosphere small fortune upon her musical with a spread of wings of not less than sdu'-ation found them ereany wo.im mm ui nB over the reduction of income. Endeavor- I tillan Jaws, for It was a genuine reptllw, , ,.,. v,.,. musical acomplishments . which had acquired the ability to rly. ' nrnetlcal usage she soon discovered . Its membranous wings had the peculiar. her Inability to instruct others in mui Teacrers, iu. well as poets, seem to he horn, not -nado; and this young woman was not lorn to teach. Having this fact forced upon her. she turned her atten tion In othe;' directions. Although vef.rcd. with tho Idea that she ....mr.iiahrd and. ornamental H3 11 l' vv.vv- - - . nnd o employ pcrple to do whatever she iBhod to heve done, she stopped bravelv , Into tr are.. of life to fight her.battlej v it.i d'.oit,j clrcumr'.anes. She took a . ,o-.,r.- 'n r'en-.raphy. after much, ri vo;V concentratinon she ob- ...4-,t ."ri rklll to enable her to! jointed stays of a bat's, a kind of splayed fingers, and It must have presented a terrifying appearance as ft swooped through the air, close to the earth, hJdin; the aun in passing with tlose huge, leath ery sails. It Is no wonder that any representative of the human species seen In the picture would flee in abject terror from thla mon strous apparition if he saw It today! Yet this would be the kind of fear In spired by Ignorance. There is no reason to suppose thf.t a pterodactyl would have attacked a man If It haJ had the oppor tunity to do so. To be sure, it did not have the oppor tunity, because our race had not yet come into existence in the Cretaceous age, when these winged reptiles flsw eroaklng over the plains of ancient Kan aas, but at any rate they evidently Ilvod on a srrlnJl fish diet, and were more fear ful In look than In deed. On tho ulner side Is something quite different, a dracon of our own time a house fly which Inspires no fear what ever In ignorant minds, but which, to one Instructed in the progress of science. Is a source of the only kiind of fear that Is worthy a man. If a human being were as small as a mite, a fly would look as large to him as It appears In the picture, and then he would fear It for Its slse alone, although in that case it would never harm him except by accident. This picture Is a photograph of a won derful enlarged' model of a fly, made by Ignas Matausrh. and to be seen In the noon sometimes lulls as to slesp, as If American Museum of Natural History In this city. It Is a marvelous piece of work. The fly la magnified In bulk M.OOO times. Kvery hair, every fai'et of Its wonderful compound eyes 1 shown, together with every detail of the sewer cleaning and offal collecting apparatus with which It is furnished and which makes It the dis tributing agent of disease and death, of typhoid, gangrene, diphtheria, yellow fever, infant paralysis and other fatal maladies. But the doath-dealing weapons of the fly are too minute to be seen except with a magnifying lens, and the drowsy hum ming of Us wings on a summer's after- It were a little fairy attendant on our slumbers, playing an aeollau harp. If our eyes were natural microscopes, so that we could see It as science reveal It, and as Mr. Matausch saw it when he made his model, we would fir from its presence a from the gfgantic pterodactyl. It is not big enemies that are to be dreaded, or that Inspire reasonable fear. The elephant eannot hurt the mouse. It Is little foes that do tho damage, and the smaller the more, dangerous. If tiles had brains as complex a oura they might drive the human race from tho fare of the earth! They would Infect ue with a thousand diseases. Rut, curiously enough, while the fly Is, anatomically, one of the most highly organised of animals, stand ing In that respect at the head of the Insect tribes. It Is, at the same time, re markably lacking In Intelligence. It Is not to be mentioned In the same brtath with the bee or the ant As a pander of death It doe Its repulsive work stupidly, blindly, blunderingly, without object-tout yet all too effectively. It Is wise to fear a fly, Kill every on you see. One single fly can lay 1 eggs, and It takes only ten summer days, far those eggs to be transformed Into adult files ready to tay eggs In their turn. So this monster can produce twelve, genera tions In one season, and multiply his sin gle self lntp pullulating millions. Read It Here See It at the Movies lion wWh yiemen "r ( . Thh rt'lte cut . her oft j n" o'd rssoclatc. who had I wealth and c- l-.l t-osltton. :.. .-(.rii.-v.-bllo friends re-1 e'l-'trrNl l-cr courage . ' r'rnelir. , . . o!i l-.nvc taken i"' n' lor.i" nn'i nbrnd. anl, . oruo, r,r o-iip;ithn open Ba" "" ''u'""'1" r"'1 ' i '""V-mni" "r- ' i "jji ' " By Gouverneur Morris v and Charles W. Goddard CepyrigBt, Wis. Star Cesjpaay. Synopsis of TevioiM Chapter .,. ,.-n..-y wrn' thronged with falrj i ..'fire the war crisis camo to uprct tho ofitaVislx.il conditions of tho j poclal and financial world. Thi revival of the art -f dancing twnicn. i.v tve vav Is ald to always precede After the tragic death of John Aines hy tl-e , 1 n..nf-s. bury, his proutiated wife, one of Amer- creat wars), has made a lucrative pioies lca.s erettUBt ijoauuss, die. At her death lon for a sreat many youn women. A j Prof. StuUter. an agent of the interests rotter from a young woman who has been kidnap jr-w-K educated in Paris and who has traveled Where shs sees no man. but thinks she for pleasure in many foreign lands lies la taught by angels wno instruct ner ior before the writer, She. says: "I havo Beeemc a womer this winter and have. found how much happier I am when busy. I am teaching ball room and Interpretative dancing. I have felt during the early months of the war that I wanted to go to Europe and help I thought I could not be 'die when there was an much misery in the world; but I finally decided It was better to stay at home and do my work here, and In crease my cowers of usefulness In that way. I am really quite wildly enthus iastic ahcut my work and In the thought that I am accomplishing something for myself." . - , With all the Innumerable and unspeak able horors rnd calamltljs to this wsr, many good things have really resulted from It. One of thesj is tho awakening In womanklr.d of the 'impulse of helpful ness and self-reliance. We shall have a stronger and a more efficient and a more Interesting race of women in the next generation in consequence of this. No woman should be ashamed to work. her iiiLm1ou la reform the world. At the aiie of U she is suddenly thrust Into the world where agents, of the Interests are ready to preUti.d to find her. The one to Xeel the loss of the llttlo Amesbury girl most, atler she liad been spirited away by tns lute rest, was Tommy Barclay. ' Fifteen years later Tommy goes to the AdlroadacKM. The Interests are lesponsl ble for the trip. Bv accident he Is the first to meet too little Amesbury girl, as she comes form irom her paradise as celestia the girl from heaven. Neither Tommy lur Celestia recomilres each other. Tommy finds it an easy matter to rescue Caleslla from Prof. Stllliwr and they hlvte in the mountains, later they are pursued by SUlllter and escape to an island where they spend the night. That night, Ptlhlter, following his In dian guide, reaches the . island, found Celestia and Tommy, but did not disturb them. In the morning Tommy goes for a swim. During his absence SUlllter at tempts to steal Celestia, who runs to Tommy for help, followed by Stllliter. The latter at once realizes Tommy's pre dicament. He takes advantage of It by taking not only Celestla's, but Tommy's clothes. Htillller reaches Four Corners with Celestia lust in time to catch as express for New York, there he places Coleatia. in Believus hospital, where tar I sanity 1 proven . by the autborlttec. Tommy reaches tsenevue jusi Deiorc oui- Rtvt Jir.rif wmna n ahnliM tvjv aallAmed ta ! liter's d.ourtune be Idle and allow an overburdened or un- 1 Tommy a first aim was to get Celestia ee wie sna sjiow an oveiojraenoa or un , wBy fom HtiillUr- Arter they leave fortunate men, whether father, husband, ! Bellevue Tommy is unable to get any -vther or son, to support her. And: hotel to take Celestia In owing to her respectable employment is more becoming J 'i". and ennobling to a woman that such to the taxi h finds her gone. Sue falls dependence. i into the hands . of white slavers, but I escapes and soes to live with -a poor fain- : ; j tlv by the name of Douglas. Y nen tht-.ir j son Freddie returns home he finds right In his own nouse. lemsiia. me gin lor which the underworld haa offered a re ward that he hoped to get. Celestia secures work in a largo gar ment faotory, where a greet many girls are employed. Here she shows her pe culiar power, and makes friends with all her girl companions. JBy her talks to the girls she Is sble to calm a threatened ktrike, and the ' dobs overnesnng ner is Advice to Lovelorn f mnioi rAXKTAX A Case for Fraakaess. . on live, aim uic uwoa u...... ., Dear Miss Fairfax: A gentleman has I moved to grant the .reilef the girla wished an appointment with a young lady. AT-1 ,nj Bimo to right a gr at wrong r.e had most at the last moment the lady fin'ls done one of them. Just at this point the viiixv sue win ur unai'ir .,,.: . laciory caicnes on lire, unn ir.m worn lKjintment. The gentleman then calls on room is soon a blazing furnace. Celestia another young lady who is willing to refuses to escape with the other anr(,s, take up .the appointment. Tho second and Tommy Barclay rushes in and car lady then finds, after keeping the ap- . rjea her out. wrapped in a big roll of polntn.ent, that .te gentleman had the I cloth v appointment with the first girl. Has the j After rescuing Celestia 'from the fire, second eiti any 'reason to feel insulted? ( Tommy Is sought by lianaer Ba-tlay, ALEX. BRiCE. i who undertakes to persuade him to give Few girl, like to feel that they re J P "m JeTheV Tr.l-U "d StoVS second choice. This is a petty feeling not do this, as he haa no fund's. Htllllier th'.t might be eliminated by any man "rl Harclny introduce Oles'.la to a co who would frankly state the case. The j '0 'fif r- girl or whom you speak had no cause to ! After oelnK disinhertitd. Tommy sought feel Insulted but you might have saved ' work In the eoal mim-s He tries' to head l .r from this feeling of slight by starting I ZL.""'? "1?., '"""i out wun ins assunapuon mat she waa a good enough friend of yours to be willing to go with you even though you had on tnis occasion happened to ask another girl first. Thlak ( the Fatare. ear.Mlss Fairfax: I am a young man. in years of age. and have been kepelng (cmpuny with a young girl one year my juniur. but get ary of bor company try no and then. Aft-r a short priod I null to see heie agai.i. BLRNAKIi. If ou the of tier now. how will yo i endure her presence when bornd to glher..b the tlos of nutrried life? For her sake", as wen as your own, d I -.,). fuses to llrtcn to them. The strike is on snd Tommy discovers a plan or the own ers to turn a machine run loose on the men when they attack the stockade. This sets the mine owners busy to get lid of Tommy. NINTH EPISOPE Downstairs there wss an entrance ball which contained a 1 at rack On the left as you entered aas a room that was a dining room when It room and vioe versa. a kitrhf-n snd loc tloeet. one, and two closets. Above these there was an attto with head room for a dwarf. A faucet In the kitchen sink supplied running water. Similar mansions in Bitumen housetf a dozen people. Tommy waa lucky to have a whole room, however small to himself. There was also In the backyard a' well with a bucket, and nere, If a man really wanted a bath and was willing to get up so early that nobody would sea htm, he could get one. As leader of the discontented,' Guns dorf ran an open house. There was al ways talk and something to drink in tho front room downstairs. Hero politics were hatched Just as they are In the cab inet room In Washington, and here drinks of the most vile rye whiskey, could be hbd by the Initiated for the asking. From the very first Mrs. Ounadorf had done her beet to make Tommy comforta ble. Not a tidy, woman by nature, alio put her houae in order for his benefit and kept it ao. From the looking trlass In the kitchen at, which you combed your hair before meala she shrubbed the fly specks, fhe bought a new. comb with a f.ill complement of teeth to hang on tho chain, she washed the roller towel, and for the first time In her lifo book an in terest In cooking, seeking ' Instruction from neighbors who had reputations in that line. But she managed for a time to confine her amorous feelings toward Tommy to deeds and attentions. Phe tried to make her manner toward him Just what It was to other young men who came to the house. But when dtacussioit was hot in the front room, and the whis key was going, and nobody was noticing her, she feasted her eyes on his brown face and her ears on his quiet, resonant well-bred voloe. It waa a shirt-sleeve house. Direotly you came In, you hung your coat on one of many hooka In the hall, and it yo i had been much on your feet, you sat with them on the table after removing your ahoes. Tnie last was a custom which Tommy found himself unable to adopt; but he hung his coat In the front hall. with, the others, nnd got used to sitting in a room in which, to use his own phrase, the atmosphere was "chained to the floor." Mrs. Ounadorf was always coming and olmr. Bhe would appear, silent as a fchost, listen for a whll: to what the men had to say, and as silently vanish. Sometimes she "shoved in her par." And she had a gift of hitting the nail on the head. But slie spoke always witU a kind of restrained, feline ferocity. All the time her mind was filled with thoughts and visions of Tommy. Some times she would take his coat from Its hook and strain it to her breast. Borne times when he was out of the house shs would go to his room, and sit by the hour, feasting herself on day dreams of htm. In her mind, at least, shs was already faithless to her husband. ' But this did not trouble her In the least. If she ever had a conscience or moral scruples of any kind about anything, all thetss bad vanished with her first sight of Tommy. If Tommy had suspected her passion for him. he would have felt very sorry for her, and be would have chaaged his lodging. But his mind was very Innocent about women; and na -accepted tha flowers which appeared on bis bureau In a ra ked ahavlng mug Just as he would have accepted the same lowers growing In a wood. It was some time l;-fore he even waen't a sittm f lealled that she a.i very good looking, l;nrk of t;i v I ,n sullen, smouldering way, that her id One day there was a violent socialistic discussion going on In the front room. MrsGunsdorf had appeared twice at the hall door to listen, and gase. surreptiti ously at Tommy, and had twice van ished upon some household duty or other. Having closed the door, softly, she turned swiftly to when Tommy's coat hung, and pressed It passionately to her cheek, a paper ruatled In the breast pocket, where she know no paper had been earlier In the day, and after a moment's hesitation, and Impelled by a sudden unreasoning Jealousy, she snatched It out of the pocket and ex amined it Thomas Steele, Bitumen, Pa.: Corns home at once, must see you on Import ant business. BARCLAY. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.) Economizers By IRENE 'WKSTON. We ar all striving to be as economical as possible nowadays some In one way. and others in another. A good many, I have no doubt, are managing it mora successfully a great deal than other. Many are the little expedients resorted to to attain the desirable end of "making ends meet." A good many dtstlhguiah themselves in the manner In which they perform the desired feat tan't It wonderful what a lot of thing we find other people might do without quite easily T When It eomns to ourselves, however. It Is quits another ' matter. I remember tha story of a couple who sud denly found It necessary to "draw in" to the extent , of $1,000 a year. They thought the problem over, day by day, tout Its solution appeared no nearer, when the bright Idea camo to one of them I don't know whloh that the hus band should draw up a list of economies his wife might effect by which she might save $500 a year, while the wife did ditto for her husband. There was tha required saving at once. ' "You see, my dear. It Is so much easier for snother to see one's extravagance than It is for one to recognise It one self." ' "Certainly." The drawing up of the list of economies the other matrimonial partner might make occupied the two six evenings of a week, At the end th buahsnd had a list of suggestions by adopting which his wife could save no less than ftto, while the wife had a Hat of extravagance committed by her husband things he eould "do without quite easily and really he the better without" which would save no leas than CIS a year. They did not speak to one another afterward fur a whole week. . "I can't make out" tald a friend to me the other day, "how It is people who want to save don't eat porridge for breakfast. Nothing Ilk It, and so cheap." "But you don't eat porridge yourself, do youT" I asked, remembering the mut ton chop I had seen him consume only an hour or two ago. ' "Well, you es," he replied, "porridge doesn't agree with ms. I'm one of those unfortunate persons with a peculiar di gestion." When It comes to practicing economies on ourselves, It 1 wonderful how many of us hsven't the digestions to stand them. When It comes to reducing our little luxuries we discover we are pecu liarly delicately constituted Individual who really. couldn't do wlthbut them. If we could only bring ourselves to practic ing half of the economies we prescribe so ruthlessly to other people, what a lot of iMfferenca It would make In our bill? But 1 have known many people who have not found the slightest difficulty In giving up luxuries to which they were used "when the pinch came." A little abstinence from them showed that realty thaw had nn MusAti tt waLst monev On them. They were Just as hsppy without' them. " I I. I I ' , . ' S. I I : 1. 1 1 VH. 1 1 J W.I.TT Villi since told un how ws got a li'.xtirtou habit, and how It enslaved us. In tha first place, ha said, we tests tha luxury and enjoy It as a new sensation. It is delightful. In the second staga, w still go In Indulging In It. but the delight I gradually growing- less and las.- In the third stags. It is giving us remarkably little pleasure but It has become a habit. Ws can hardly tolerate tha Idea of giving it up. It I "the usual thing" with us. and we "really don't know how we should get on without It" t . Retrenching expenses satisfactorily de pends, of course, very considerably upon cleverness, but much more upon tha spirit In which It Is performed whether ens regards It as a duty to be faced a oheor fully as possible, or a hateful necessity whk-h Providence really has no right to impose on one. Tha last folk "11 never do it comfortably. ' ... u ml (....tV. L. rtf V..r' i v. I.. mat him; unit m ii'in. "tiw-fc, u i i:.w; lint Up u your atteatluns. You don't love hr. jtheia a luige Udroum and 4. sumil ( ,-iy v'. moving. x Am The Health of the Toiler The keen appetite, the radiant health and lusty vigor of the toiler are the envy of the rich who find it difficult to keep the body strorlg and the brain clear. There's mental stamina, mus cular vim and good digestion in 1L ere Ti TV Tl T7 T7 TTi doled W .neat for rich anti poor alike, for toilers with hand or brain, for children or grown-ups. All the strength-giving nutriment for the day's work in one of these crisp, tasty, delicious little loaves of whole wheat,' Try it for breakfast with milk or cream. Eat it with luscious, ripe berries for sup per. Cut out heavy, expensive foods and give Nature a chance. Made only by The Shredded Wheat Company, Niagara Falls, N.Y. g IL'V WH 'HU