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The love we give Is the only love
we keep. The greatest and noblest,
men and women are those whose Uvea
and actions are founded upon tender
sympathies and who never fall to show
kindness to the helpless who come
within the sphere "of their Influence,
whether a human being or an animal.
OLD Mother Nnture has lavished
the world with delightful fruits
la seuson : short und blissful some of
the: seasons ure, hut did you ever no
tice, Unit the fruits which Hhe has
mitde rich in, vltumlnes ure with us all
the, year? Such fruits us oranges,
lenions, grapefruit and limes. The
value of such fruits has long been
known, but It Is only In recent yen rs
tliut we have understood why they are
no valuable In the diet they are rich
In vltauilnes, the valuable elements
which promote the growth and add
vigor to children and adults. Very
young buhles are now glveu orange
Juice strained, beginning with a tea
spoonful und Increasing the amount
as they grow. Orungcude mid lemon
ade are the most commonly used
drinks In ull hospitals, for It is na
ture's wuy to give a pleasant tonic.
Soak two tenspooufuls of gelatin In
cold water for Uve minutes, boll two
cupfuls of sugar und four cupfuls of
wuter and the gruted rind ofjt lemon
for live minutes, add the softened
gelatin, remove from the beat and stir
until It dissolves. Chill, add one-half
cupful of lemon Juice, slralu and
Lemon Velvet Sherbet.
Take the Juice of three lemons, two
cupfuls of sugar, one quart of rich
milk und freeze.
Doll one mid one-lmlf cupfuls of
water with two cupfuls of sugar, with
a small bunch of mint, for live min
utes. Chill, ndd three cupfuls of weal:
tea or ginger, ulo, one-linlf cupful of
lemon Juice and two cupfuls of orange
Juice. Chill, strain and freeze.
. Orange Frosting for Cake.
Mix the grated rind of one orange
with three tublespooiifuls of orange
Juice and one teaspoonful of lemon
Juice, let stand fifteen minutes. Strain
Into one beaten egg yolk, beat and ndd
gradually confectioner's sugnr until of
the consistency to spread.
An ordluury ginger bread recipe
flavored with grated orange rind und
the moisture partly supplied by the
Juice of nn orange, using the above
frosting, Is a combination out of the
ordinary and especially appetizing.
(li). lBHO, W rut urn Newapuper Union.
By F. A. WALKER
"The great problem of the family,"
says Observing Olivia. "U how to per
mit the children to express their per
sonalities without suppressing those
f their mammae and papa."
A FEW duy ago a woman burdened
by what seemed to her an un
avoidable affliction came Into my office
and said: "I urn in the shadow of a
great sorrow. What shall I do?"
Years ago I heard the sume ques
tion asked and I seized upon the an
swer of that fur away time and said :
"Turn to the light."
It Is Impossible to cast a shadow
without a light.
And the one way to eliminate all
Impression of shadow Is to fuce the
light. Once you do that the shadow
disappears from view.
Do you know that a shadow Is the
only thing you can see, that has abso
lutely no thickness?
Breadth und length It has according
to the object, but there Is no third
dimension. It has no edge and a mil
lion of them piled one upon another
would be as thin as one by Itself.
Hut Impalpable and Insubstantial as
It is, all creation Is Impressed by a
shadow. The dog barks at it. The
horse shies at It. And man, superior
ns he conceives himself to be, con
tributes his share of the unlversul
It is feur that cripples the most of
us In life's race. Not feur of realities
nor of things present, but the feur of
anticipated evils, the shudows of
Much more wonderful in the experi
ence of IUuiiel is the fact that he did
not feur the lions either before lie en
tered their den or afterward thnu the
fact that they did not bite him.
The things we fear assume a greater
horror than Is their own in reality.
Job, who was about equally ullllcted
with fear and bolls, said : "The thing
which 1 greatly feared Is come upon
me, and that which I was afraid of is
come unto me." Perhaps if he had
not so "greatly feared" them they
would not huve become so seemingly
Frequently the shadows of what
seem Impending evils are enormously
larger than the evils themselves.
The most of our worries ure about
things that never happen.
The most of our anxieties are bused
on apprehension nnd not on facts.
About the only thing we never ex
pect is the multiplication table.
One of the greatest blessings of life,
however, is that remedies are a good
deal simpler than disease. And If we
apply the right remedies the diseases
Don't mistake unreality for sub
stance. Don't tremble about some
thing you only fear may happen.
The wisest command ever given to
a body of lighting meu was given at
Hunker Hill: "Wait until ye see the
whites of their eyes." Walt until you
know there Is danger before you
And specially dou't be afraid of
shadows. Turn around. Face the
light. FACE THE LIGHT.
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Prof. A. M. Low of London wants
to put silencers on nil the babies. He
la a noise specialist and It was large
ly through his researches that the din
In London subways has been reduced.
Now he Is currying his campaign Into
the nursery. "The noise emanating
from a nursery is particularly Irritat
ing because It is usually at a high
plteh," he observes.
Doctor Low takes noises very seri
ously. "There was a time," he says.
"wheu we welcomed the clatter of
horses' hoofs on the cobblestones. But
now we want rubber roads. We can
not stand the twitter of birds because
It keeps us awake. We have prohib
ited noisy motors, loud speakers and
the shouting of newsboys." At pres
ent the babies seem to be Id for It'
By1 DOUGLAS M ALLOC H
Xcfi tfay 'to set yourself a'i!jlt
4 ,finlsh Itmy boy, men tell
A thousand separate ways to ask
Successor fame new wavsvthey
f ''sell, .. 1 .,'
New ways they teach but, .old or
new1,' ' ."?' '
There Is no other way to do.
Each day to dream yourself a dream,
And then to moke the dream a fuct
Well! men may lotter, men may
Hut who would dream must also act,
Or all that life will ever bring
Is but the shadow of the thing.
Each day-to set yourself a goal
And then to never turn aside,
Yea,uot desert your dreaming soul
Until ..your soul Is satisfied
Well, men may loiter, men maj
Who won in any other way.
Each duy to aim a bit more high,
Ench day to gaze a bit more far,
For what you wish to be to try,
And never quit until you are
Ah, there's the secret never quit I
Select a task, but finish ltl
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WHEN I WAS
BY JOSEPH KAYR
AT 21: Eleanor Robson (Mrs. Au
gust Belmont) Got Her Chance
l A T ABOUT this time Mr. Au-
A gustus Thomas gave me the
leading role In his play, 'Arizona,' one
of the great successes of the period.
"For some seusons previous I' bad
been playing in stock companies. I
was playing at Elltch's Garden, In
Denver, when Mr. Thomas, who hap
pened to be In Denver overnight, came
to our performance. He told me later
that as he watched the play he said to
himself, 'That young girl Is worth
keeping track of.' I happened to be
the young girl he noticed." Mrs. Au
TODAY: Eleanor Robson Is Mrs.
August Belmont, whose husband, one
of the country's greatest financiers
and sportsmen, died recently.
Mrs. Belmont retired from the stage
when she married Mr. Belmont In
1910. Previously she had been a cele
brated actress, scoring a great suc
cess in "Arizona," "Merely Mary Ann"
und "The Dawn of a Tomorrow." Mrs.
Belmont was equally Interested with
her husband In his sporting activities.
( by McClure Newipapar Syndicate.)
By Viola Brothers Shore
FOR THE GOOSE
WHAT'S the good of Jumpln' over
board, even If It look -.8 If the
bout wus goln' down?
If every day was a holiday, there
wouldn't be no holidays.
Why Is it men make the best serv
ants, and yet women make the worst
FOR THE GANDER
If It's a spiteful thing you're thtnk
ln' of doln today, wait till' tomorrow.
But If It's a kind thing you're thlukln'
of doln' tomorrow, do It today.
Don't wonder how some "movie"
star Is pullln' down all that Jack
while you're pluggln' along on half of
nothln'. Light things Is always car
ried highest by the wind.
With Qhddtnps andihcQtrixies
BILLY AT THE CIRCUS
A LITTLE boy named Billy was in
the tent next to the big tent
He was looking at some of the ani
mals there and also there were some
of the Living Wonders sitting upon a
The giraffes were bowing their
heads, and making beautiful, low, cor
dial bows and greeting the crowds
coming to the circus.
Billy was quite sure they bowed to
him several times so as to make sure
that he saw them.
And he bowed back, very politely.
The giraffes looked over the other
cages and down over the people. Oh,
THE YOUNG LADY
ACROSS THE WAY
They Took the Popcorn In Their
Hands With Delight.
how tall they seemed, and Billy felt
very small as he looked up at them.
After he had looked at them for
awhile he went and talked to the
monkeys and they answered him In
their squealing little voices which
Billy liked very much.
They ate popcorn which he gave
them and they took it In their hands
with delight. Then even more de
lightedly they put it in their mouths
and chewed It and swallowed ltl
Next Billy went to see the white
tailed Gnu and his brother.
They had white tails and they both
looked cross and they shook their
heads as though to say:
"We're not bowing to you. Most
decidedly not. We're letting you
know that we don't care whether
you're here or not.
"We are from Africa, though now
we. travel around these parts."
Then the keeper who took care of
the!' white-tailed Gnu and his brother
told Billy that- they were so cross
they didn't even want to have' their
cages cleaned. !',.;' s '
He said they ate grain ilknilJbread
and hay and molasses, andso Billy
knew that even though tbey did not
act very pleasantly at least they liked
some sweetness in their lives, and
bad,; at least, what was known as a
Asj.be was looking about, the tallest
man' who was sitting upon the plat
form by the tallest lady began to
The tallest lady had been selling
pictures of herself and of the . tallest
She had been saying:
"Now friends, don't you want a
souvenir picture of the tallest man In
the world? It costs but little and all
youri life you can show your friends
the picture of the tallest man whom
you have seen with your own eyes.
"Come, friends, who'll be the first
to take advantage of this great and
"Also I offer my own photograph
for sale. I have signed It as well.
Signed, you see, by the tallest lady
in the world."
That was the way she had been
talking and sometimes the smallest
lady who was sitting nearby had
smiled and nodded her head as much
as to say:
"My time will come later."
She had smiled at Billy, too, and
Billy had felt that was a great honor.
But now the tallest man was speak
ing. "The big show Is to begin In ten
minutes, folks! Get into your seats
for the big show. This department
will be open after the big show Is
"The parade will start now In ex
actly nine minutes."
Billy thought he spoke as though
he considered himself and the tallest
lady and the others dress goods or
notions or candy when he spoke of
them as "this department," but every
one took the advice of the tallest man
and started for the big tent
And now everyone around, ticket
man, program man, peanut man,
everyone, began shouting:
"The big show is about to begin.
Hurry, folks, for the big show."
And when the excitement of wait
ing Just seemed almost too much to
stand the band burst into music, the
parade began. The big show was
' NOAH BEERY
As Told by
Irvin S. Cobb
IT WASN'T HIS MOVE
The young lady across the way says
the demand for antiques Is so heavy
that she wonders how the factories
can keep up with their orders.
(A hr MoClar NtwmptjMt Brail
THIS one, I think, Is old enough to
be entitled to a revival In its sec
ond childhood. As the story runs, a
venerable mountaineer residing near
the boundary between two Southern
states sot one bright afternoon on the
stile In front of his cabin busily en
gaged In following his regular occupa
tion of doing nothing at all. At the
edge of the clearing, fifty yards away,
suddenly appeared an Individual In
flannel Bhtrt and laced boots who
aimed at the old gentleman a round
barreled Instrument mounted on a tri
pod, which the native naturally mis
took for a new kind of repeating rifle.
Up went both his hands.
"Don't shoot I" he shouted. "I sur
render." Tm not fixing to shoot," said the
stranger, drawing nearer, "I belong to
an engineering crew. We're surveying
the state line."
"Shukklns, son," said the old man,
"you're away off your beat. The line
runs through the gap nearly half a
n.lle down the mounting below here."
"That's where It used to run," said
the engineer, "but It seems there was
a mistake In the original Job of run
ning the Itne. According to the new
survey It'll pass about fifty feet from
your house, on the upper side of the
"Say, look a-here, boy," stated the
old man, "won't that throw me clear
over Into the next state?"
"Yep. that's what It'll do."
"Well, that wont never do," de
murred the mountaineer. "I was born
and raised here. Tve always voted
here. It looks to me like you fellows
ain't got no right to be movln me
plum out of one state Into another."
"Can't help It." said the surveyor.
"We have to go by the corrected line."
"Wall." said the old man resignedly,
"come to think It over, I don't know
but what It's a good thing, after all.
Ttb always heered tell that that was a
healthier state than this, anyhow."
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THE WHY of
By H. IRVINQ KINQ
y j j s & V- f l
Noah Beery, the "movie" star, was
born on a farm in Missouri. His first
stage experience was with a stock
company. He has been In pictures for
the last ten years. He Is a splendid
character actor and among some of
his successes are the following: "Wan.
derer of the Wasteland," "The Fight.
Ing Coward," "North of 36," "Contra,
band," "The Spaniard," "Light of
Western Stars," "Wild Horse Mesa,"
"Lord Jim," and "The Vanishing
"I see," remarked ma, who bad
grabbed the paper first, "that a girl
In Illinois dislocated her knee doing
"H'm," replied pa, thoughtfully, "I
notice that girls of today won't get
Interested In anything sensible, and I
wonder if you made dishwashing and
sweeping dangerous and kind's im
moral if we couldn't get our girls to
go in for more of it." Cincinnati Enquirer.'
Parson I am relieved to see you,
James. I saw your wife downtown
wearing widow's weeds and I
James -Crlpes, what have I done
now? She always goes Into mourn
ing for her first when I've done something.
STICKING TO HIS SLOGAN
THE term "Christmas box" Is still
applied In this country to the fund
distributed among servants or other
employees especially those employed
in clubs where "tips" are forbidden.
Less frequently Is the term now used
for gifts sent to relatives and friends
and In England the term Is commonly
used to denote the money given to ap
prentices, servants, etc., on Christmas.
A Christmas "box" is, strictly speak
ing, not a Christmas gift, but a dis
tribution of money on Christmas Day
to Inferiors. Formerly this money was
collected and presented in a box
whence the name. Boxing day, the
day when these boxes are supposed to
be opened, is still an English holiday.
We use the term Christmas box rather
loosely In this country but we still use
It and the custom which It denotes is
one which antedates Christianity. ' It
hus been traced back to the Roman
festival of the Paganalla which was
instituted by Servlus Tullius some five
hundred and fifty years before the
Christian era and was celebrated at
the beginning of the year. At this
festival an altar was erected in every
village upon which the people de
posited money to be subsequently dis
tributed to the dependants of the
cultivators for Italy was then a farm
ing country almost entirely. Former
ly In England the Christmas boxes of
the apprentices were real boxes of a
peculiar shape made of clay.
(0 by McClure Ntwipaper Syndicate.)
TT OW I could love him!" the Ho
Al teT Stenographer clasped her
"Huh," said the House Detective,
looking after the departing man. "Too
have a big heart to love all the men
you say you love."
"Kelly," answered the girl Impres
sively, "I have never seen a woman's
heart, but I know It Is much like the
toy balloons they sell the kids on the
corner near the park.
"A balloon Is a mighty wrinkly,
flabby, unbeautlful thing until you
blow It up. With even a little wind a
balloon is round and pretty. With
some more of the same It gets rounder
and prettier. There Is almost no limit
to the amount of air it will take and
it grows sleeker and rounder and tha
colors more beautiful as it gets full.
"That's the way with a woman's
heart, Kelly. It begins to develoo
with her first lover nnd each succeed
ing lover only rounds It out and makes
It more beautiful and Its owner along
with It. Like the toy balloon there Is
almost no limit to the amount of lova
a woman's heart con take.
"You know Kelly, there Is only one
place through which they can put any
thing Into those little balloons. A wom
an's heart Is like that. Kelly. What
gets Into her heart must be put Into
her ear. Beauty In men, money in
their pockets, motor cars under their
feet are attractive to a woman, but
the man with the line of chatter is
the chap who walks away with the
balloon bobbing on the end of his
"There is nothing like hot air to
fill a balloon and make It soar. There
is nothing like hot air to Inflate a
woman's heart That bird who Just
flitted by had a line that would charm
a baby elephant away from Its
(IS. by the McNaught SyndleaU. Inc.)
How It Started
By Jean Newton
"DEAD SEA FRUIT'
C REQUEXTLT we hear the expres-
slon, "dead sea rruit," wun refer
ence to a disappointment or dlsillu.
slonment, something which, though it
may have had an attractive exterior,
turns out to be rotten Inside.
On the face of it, of course, "dead
sea fruit" would seem to be a para
doxical term. The Dead sea, which
Is Involved In the reference, Is a lake
in Palestine which forms part of one
of the deepest chasms of the earth's
surface, being 1,292 feet below the
level of the sea. Its shores are abrupt
and precipitous, the formation being
limestone and sandstone.
There is no life In the Dead sea and
sea fish die when placed in Its waters.
Its desolation and sterility are tradl
tlonal. Hence the expression, "dead
sea fruit," for something which yields
nothing would In Itself be easily com
prehensible. However, we have a still
more definite and direct source for tha
origin of the expression. It Is found
In the "mad apple" of antiquity that
was supposed to grow around the LVad
seas. It was described in ancient lit
erature as beautiful to the eye but
when tasted turning only to bitterness,
Honey bees seldom Uva mora thaa
I atx weeks.
"When he was married, he said
that his motto was 'wife and work,'"
"It still is, I guess; he makes his
wife work." '
Would We, Though?
"Just think what we'd be mlaslnff,"
Said ha, "it that dellghtad
Discoverer ot kiselngr
Had bad it copyrighted."
"Doc," growled the man who had
been put on a diet, "why do you al
ways order a fellow to cut out the
things he likes?"
"Because," snapped the doctor, "ha
never eats or drinks the things ha
doesn't like, so it stands to reason It
must be the things he does like that
are disagreeing with him."
What Business Needed
'Young man," said the boss pom
pously and pointedly, "what we need
In this business is brains b-r-a-l-n-a
'Well," agreed the youthful appli
cant for -a Job, "that does seem to be
about what's lacking." American
RAN WITH THE SWELLS
"And what makes that common
sailor so proud and haughty?"
"Long association with the swells."
Td like to get an Adam's roastl"
The butcher's face grew red.
'Tve never heard of such a thing."
"JC single rib," she said.
"John, don't buy a large roast"
"The cook may quit before ifa
Morley So Brown took a course In
first-aid. Is he good at it?
Purley A little hasty sometimes.
A man was nearly drowned yesterday
and the first thing Brown did was te
throw a glass of water in his face.
How to Distinguish
"What is the difference between
ammonia and pneumonia?"
"Why, ammonia comes in bottles
and pneumonia comes In chests."
Mr. Jones I've Just been reading a
funny case about a fellow who has
been married seven times.
Mrs. Jones I don't tee anything
funny about that
"WelL his name is Bliss." Stray
Conceded That Much
"So you were at the church. I sup
pose the bride looked charming."
"Oh, certainly to the groom, any