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'Meditation" 3j .n.,,.,, N, B(rvl py nell drinkley
t&dgfiZ&7T Madame. Iie'Mk
And nis eyes Rlitter with
Please have a heart-you lovers who scrap-d listen to mediation.
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
"At Bpokeemani for a rrup of about
twenty, I am prompted to aak you to
dikcuas in an articl the whjri and where
fores of th influence of the moon on the
tides of the ocean." S. K. W., Arverne.
There are many mysteries that science
has not solved, and among the greatest
of them is the nature of gravitation.
Newton discovered certain "laws' which
show how gravita
tion acts, but he
failed to find out
what gravitation is,
and on that point
we are virtually as
Ignorant as he was.
For practical pur
poses we may define
gravitation as that
force. Inherent In all
matter, by virtue of
which every ma
terial body, no mat
ter how large or
how small, seems to
attract, or draw to
ward Itself, every other material body,
and to be attracted, in like manner, by
every other body. I say "seems" to at
tract because there Is reason for think
ing that the force may be more of the
nature of a push than a pull.
This to equaUy true whether the bodies
in operation are microscopic particles or
gigantio suns and worlds. The Intensity
of the force depends Upon the mass or
the quantity of matter contained in the
bodies concerned. A body with ten times
the mass of another has ten times as
much gravitatlve force as that other.
This appears quite evident, and in ac
cordance with what one would expect,
just as an elephant is stronger than a
horse. But the next "law" affecting
gravitation la not self-evident, except to
those who have studied it msthemetlcally.
although It is the cause of the moon's
influence In producing the tides.
This law says that not only does the
force of gravitation vary with the dis
tance between the attracting bodies, be
coming greater as they are nearer and
less as they are farther apart, but that
the amount of variation is measured by
the square of the Increase or decrease of
distance. It Is the famous "law of in
verse squares." which appears to be one
of nature's fundamental principles. To
give a single example: If you double
the distance between two bodies you
diminish the force of attraction between
them four times tfour being the square of
two), and if you halve the distance you
Increase the attractions four times.
One other, still more curious, law or
fact about gravitation remains to be con
steered before we can understand the
way la which the moon -makes tides in
the earth's oceans. It is this: In the
case of spherical bodies, like the earth
and the moon, the whole force of attrac
tion tends toward the central point of the
body, and the two attract and are at
traoted by one another Just as If their
entire masses were concentrated at their
respective centers. In other words, the
moon pulls the earth, as a whole, exactly
as If it had a string attached, not to the
surface, but to the central point of the
Now, keeping in 'mind all these stats
- meats concerning the way that gravita
tion acts, let its consider the effects of
the moon's attraction upon the earth. The
distance between their centers is, in round
numbers, Me.ftoo miles. But the earth be-
tears while he roint his. hlnnt
Law of Gravitation
Has Made the Moon Mistress of
Ing ,O0O miles' In diameter. Its surface,
on the side that happens at any time to
be toward the moon, is 4,0M miles nearer
the moon than Its center is. Consequently
the force of the moon's attraction Is
greater at the surface than at the eenter
in the Inverse proportion of the square of
240.000 to the square of 236,000, or. which
is the same thing, the square of sixty to
the square of fifty-nine. In other words,
the moon pulls about sVi per eent more
strongly at a point on the earth's surface
directly under It than on the earth's cen
ter. If then there exists on the earth's sur
face, under the moon, a mass of liquid,
such as the ocean, whose particles, like
those of all liquids, move freely among
one another Instead of being fixed rigidly
like those of a solid. It is evident that
this lulquld will tend to be drawn away
from the solid earth by virtue of the
greater attraction to which It is subject,
and in this tendency lies the origin of the
I call It a "tendency," since the water
is not actually drawn away, from the
earth, because the lifting force of the
moon upon It . Is leas than ne-lght-mllllonth
of Its weight, due to the earth's
attraction. Nevertheless the alight dimin
ution of weight that the water expert,
encea suffices to cause the surface of the
ocean to swell up on the side toward the
moon. Theoretically, the water is drawn
By DOROTHY DEC
Once upon a time there was a man wbl
had the misfortune to be married to a
noble and conscientious woman who be
lieved that a husband and wife should
be one, with but a
single thought It
was her boast that
he and John had
never been separ
ated for a day
sine they were
tied up together.
The man endured
thle with great pa
tience for many
years, but at last
too much Maria
got upon his
nerves, and be be
gan to make a
rough house st
home, and hand his
wife a line of back
talk that he would
not have dreamed
of passing to any lady with an able-
"Gee!" he said to himself, -but'.
la a candidate for the bughouse when he
slips his neck in the matrimonial halter,
and I cannot attend to buatnau tar
Coring what made me tie up with that
bunch of calico I did. If they did not
read all of your love letters in Murt It
would be me for a eunntn mi j4iv..
for I would rather pay at Ira on y than to
rave to lamp the asms face every mora
Ing at breakfast
Nor was the wife eniovin tk. n...
petual tete-a-tt any more than the hus
band. "It seems to me." shs said to her own
soul, "that as a thriller matrtmon i.
Summertime Fables $k
toward the line joining the centers of the
sarth and the moon from all parts of the
moonward hemisphere of the earth, but
since the oceans do not cover the whole
earth, and are of Irregular outline and of
varying depths, and since, moreover, the
revolution of the earth on Its axis Is con
tinually carrying the center of the moon
ward hemisphere out of line, the crest of
the tidal wawe is never directly under the
moon, and the height of the tide, and the
direction In which it causes currents to
flow, depend upon many local' circum
stances, so that It is a very complicated
problem to calculate the tides for any
But there are two tides per day, owing
to the fact that the same differential ef
fect of the moon's attraction is felt. In a
reverse way. on the side of the earth
that Is turned from the moon. On that
side the ocean water is farther from the
moon than the center of the earth Is. In
consequence the earth Is drawn away
from the water, and the latter is raised
Into a tide analogous to the one on
The sun also raises tides, but these,
owing to the great relative distance of
the sun, are only about two-fifths as high
as the lunar tides. At new and full moon
the two tides are combined, giving the
"spring tide," and at first and last quar
ter of the mcvn the two tides act against
one another, producing the "neap tide."
considerable of a false alarm. Perhaps
I missed my real affinity, or perhaps all
husbands are to the wearv whm
them home. At any rate, this domestic
sium nas got me going, and if I have
to listen to John pull off anathop nt hi.
ancient witticisms, or tell how he would
setUe the Mexican difficulty If he were
' anau scream and throw the
coffee pot at his head. Oh, dear. I won
der what is the price ef a first-class
ticket to Reno?"
Being a perfect lady and gentleman,
the husband and wife carefully assem
bled their real sentiments towsrd each
other, and merely relieved their feelings
by dally scraps which they fought with
out gloves. Finally, however, they could
endure their misery no longer, and they
each went secretly ta the asm
to consult him about the most rechereche
way or getting a divorce.
My wife." said the man. "Is an orna
ment to her sex. but It is me for a
suicide grave if I have to live with her
"My husband ta a model of all the
virtues." said the woman, "and the only
objection I have to him Is that I cannot
bear him la my sight"
"The trouble with both of you." said
the sagacious lawyer, "Is that you are
suffering from an overdose of matrlmnoy.
All that you need Is to take a summer
vacation as fsr from each other as you
ea get. Break away."
Thereupon the wife htks ,,
Europe, and the husband went west, and,
s ine lawyer Bad predicted, when the
autumn came they found themselves
once more la love and pining for each
Moral-Thfs fable teaches that a ehjrt
vacation saves a long divorce.
i. j , ,
nu woauem now anyuoay u.a get mad on anybody
ii i i r 1 1 r
By MRS. FRAXK LEARNED.
Lve of home and of being a home
maker and homekeeper will be cultivated
in a daughter by a conscientious mother.
That education la most helpful which
teaches a girl that she Is to take her part
In the faithful performance of the duties
of life. Home is the true training
ground for each personal life.
It Is in the home that one should learn
the duties of mutual help and comfort,
brightness and cheefulness. patience and
self-restraint which springs from solid
Much of the happiness or sorrow ol
life depends on small things, tones of
temper, looks, words or manners. It Is
not always on the thlna that t ih
la done, but on how It is done or said.
that happiness or sadness Is caused. This
very Important how should be learned
in the intimate family life.
The art of being a homemaker consists
In diffusing an atmosphere of kindness,
doing one's share In making home happy
hy graclousness of manner, couiteny of
speech. In a good home a alrl lum
what la so Invaluable In the wide field
of the world respect for others, for their
tastes, wishes and opinion, their Internt
joy or troubles.
In home life It Is Important to learn tiAw
how to make concessions, to give up In
sisting on having one's way, to look at
things from another's point of view, to
be generous-hearted, broad-minded. Just
and charitable. And so family life
teache the claims of others and one
I roper relation to them, not only within
me circle of home, but In the universal
family to which we belong.
t'nhapplness In II. is undoubtedly
tsuaed more by temper than anything
eise. Selfishness, thoughtlessness. Con
tradiction, self-assertion, disregard for
others, are sorrowful things, and It Is a
duty to overcome them.
The habit of complaining and grumbling,
the miserable Idea that all that does
not conform to one's Diana ami i.h.
I to be treated a a peraonal injury
mree inings make an unhappy home.
In the wholesome round of e very-day
home duties many things worth knowing
are learned. Under a wise mother's In
fluence a girl finds that there Is content
ment In simple duties, that commonplace
tasks are not drudgery if they are done
la the right spirit, but are an enjoyment,
because they are part of the harmonious
regulating of home life, necesssry for
the comfort, pleasure and peace of others.
The doing of little tasks faithfully will
develop habits of accuracy, thoroughness,
neatness and orderliness. Much
peace of home depends on understanding
many piain and practical details of house
hold management. Although . a woman
rray never be obliged to do the actual
work, she should know how tn An. n
order to superintend and direct others
rnrtrt. aklll and wisdom are needed In
home regulation. A sen.ibl. ,,..
teaches a girl that extravagance and
weaterulness are wrong. In l,r ..n-
training a girl learns lessons which will
bs of use when shs may have a home of
her own to manage.
Taet ii Enasatr.
Mrs. Jellus (to prospective parlor maid)
I am afraid you won't do. You see you
'-'-ery good looking, end my hus-
of"i-jT.nl rtlj tt admirer
or female neauty end
Parlor Maid (Internoslnsl-Yea m m
anyone ran see thst by Ills marrying you
Tattler "V yU monlh trial."-L-oadon
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By BKATRICB FAIRFAX.
"My mother," writes Koi. "doe not
like the young man I am keeping com
pany with, and 1 do nt know what to
'do about It. Phall I marry hliu?" . .
A boy writes: "I am 15 and earning
a salary of W week. Of Into my par
enta and I can't agree, and t have a
boy friend Whose mother is willing to
have me board with them. Shall I leave
"1 am 17 and protty, writes Madeline,
"and in love with a young man of 21,
who plays tarda anad gaihblea, and for
thia reason my parents object t htm. 1
cannot give him up. What shall I do?"
"I am a worker in a mill," writes a
girl,' "and my sweetheart parenta re
fuse to lot him go with me for that
reason- Because he hss had 1 1 give me
up he has gone back to drinking What
shall I do?"
"Heventeen" complain because her
piother won't let her go to theater and
moving picture show with young men.
"Is it treating me right?" she ask.
"Dimple" doesn't tflvo her sg, but It
must be extremely young or she would
use a more sensible signature. Hhs says
her mother won't let her keep company
with a young man she loves and ahall
"Blue eyes" is 17, and her parents and
hi parent object to her engagement to
a certain young man. -What, she asks,
shall I do?
"I am 20," writes h, "and in love
with a girl four year lny juulot. Her
mother ha forbidden r.i the bouse. I
would like to know if we continue our
love whether the motnr woulU Inter
fere with our future happiness."
A woman goes down Into the valley of
death, and if she returns she carries a
child in her arms. Bhe- devotes the beat
years of her lift to Its care and regards
it as no sacrifice. And when the ohlld,
boy or girl, has reached the most danger
ous turn In the path of life the placo
where the footing Is the most Insecure,
and it Is easy, oh, so easy, to slip! It
turns upon the hand still held out to
guide It, with snarling and complaining!
Kurely the dear Ixrd makes up In the
next world for all the sting of Ingrati
tude a mother suffers In this!
Thanklessneas, disrespect, complainings,
contrariness, humiliation It means all
these and more to be a mother!
To I lose: If your mother doesn't like
your young man, respect her reasons
They are good, for she is as far ahead
of you in her knowledge of men as
though she were reading the last rhspter
and you were beginning with the a,
The boy of fifteen whose boy friend's
mother is coaxing him to leave hornet
Homethlng Is fundamentally wrong with
any woman who will advlae a boy of
fifteen to leave his mother.
The girl whose sweetheart gambls. the
one whose sweetheart prove he never
was a man by going back to drinking
the other young things who are kept In
the house evenings, or who want to elope,
or who are afraid "her mother" will In
terfere with their future happiness: One
and all of you, you deserve to be soundly
spanked for on moment doubting the
wisdom of the best friend you have on
earth your mother.
And what Is more, the world has a way
of seeing that those who disobey their
mothers get a punishment far worse
? " " ' i ,1
Mother Knows Best
r ' Hi
else in tte summertime!
than any she ever meted out to them. "
This Is the snswer to all the letters:
Obey your mother. Phe knows best!
Advice to Lovelorn
F BXATTIC3 XAXXXAX !- i I
Men Who Takes Drink Ocraaloaatly.
Pear Miss Fslrfsx: I am 19, and am
keeping company with a young man of
21 My family objects to him because
he takes a drink orraslonslly and was
arrested a short time ago for operstlng
his automobile while under the Influence
or liquor. I am very much In love with
this young man and consider my family's
grounds for objection very unreasonable.
ould you advise ma to marry him ussier
these circumstances? DOLL.Y.
I strongly advise against you marrying
a man who ha been arrestsd for drunk
enness. The man who operates an auto
mobile In this condition shows a shame
ful disregard for human safety In addition
to a lack of sobriety. Tou are very young
and a long life stretches ahesd of you.
Don't foredoom It to unhspplness by mar
rylng this man unless he reforms abso
lutely and finally and proves It by at least
three year' test.
l.eve aad Absence.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am In love with a
young woman who lives out In IMtts
burarh. Bhe in return loves ms very
much. Phe wants me to come out there;
she aava she haa a position for me, and a
raying position at that I am now la a
position where I can save a dollar or
two. Now. Miss Fslrfax. would you ad
vise me to go to her, as I would hate to
lose her? Ml'RRA Y H.
rorest Hills. L. t.
If you are In a good position where you
csn save money and have the oppor
tunity to advance, would it not be better
to remain and work diligently so that you
can save enough to marry your sweet
heart? A temporary separation ought
not to break the course of true love.
Tell the girl that with th's goal In view
you think it wiser not to leave a posi
tion where you are successful for one.
however good, st which you have not
proved your ability.
Dear Miss Fslrfsx ;-L'pon entering the
elevator nf lr k.,,-j..--. t
a gentleman a ......... . . -
thete are ladles In the car? U there are
.-..lmh-ii in car and a young alrl
enters Is it their place t remove their
It is becoming more and more a matter
of course thst men will not remove their
hats in elevstors In business buildings
whsn there are women In th c-
sonally I consider this a iriva itim....
and feel that a real gentleman el.! un-
iuv,r in me rar of an office huhding as
well as In the elevator r . ...
- - s.iuriivi
Ceaslas gheaU mt Marry.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young- man
of taenty-three and am deeply in Wve
with a young lady aged twenty-two, who
la a first enlialn 1 ' -
- j present 1
iTJJX 0',,tl"', get married but
expect to be aoon. I have been going out
with her tor about three years. I want
to ask you whether It Is right of me to
keen hir cmnufia w.,.. .......
- r . jvur VIIIUVII B.UOUI
cousins marrvlnir. r a
Bcieace and medicine aarea that ennin
snouiq not marry. It would bs better and
kinder of you to nut
basis of family relationship and de away
wiui me lovamaking. Uo not let this girl
wait for you on the suddosuiob that w.,.
will marry some dsy. Better be seem-
ins'7 unama man marry so near a blood
The Hair ml mln. nr I.
Hstr In comrioiW 0r f.ie same element
tlist enter Into the Mt rut lure of thn nails.
Hint Is. s certain hardening and modifica
tion or the cpll-rtnl.i which In tho case of
the Itnlr forum little tiitie-likc depressions
called hair follll". ThneMt cmtwded
In tho second eKIn nnnnlt the capillary
and pehnreoiis islands whlrh bring thcin
noiirlilimrnt, and the hnir' Itself epr'ngs
out of these follli-ten. Ilulr la cellular; It
grow hy the ronstnnt pushing up of the
cells always fnnvlnx at the root. Tlieie
la considerable illftoiciti'f of opinion a
to the life 'of a single v linlr and It' un
doubtedly varies In different (-use. " A
lirnlthy hslr should live about five )enrs:
at that period It fall out nHturally and a
new hair kpilngs from tlic'same follicle,
lf'lhe liatr fulls before it Is mature, It
Is duo to uome weakness at the hair rnot,'
Insufficient nourishment or possibly the'
preKcncc of noma form of bacteria. Th:
ht'liiK so, the hair that hikes Its place In
the Inilr follicle will lie equally weak und
of short (e. A condition r,f msl-mitrl-'
tlott or persistent disease will result In
complete atrophy of the lislr. follicle
which means that no new hslr will push
out and complete Rsld'nees rvxnlte .
Tills explanation of the nature of the
origin and growth of tho hair shows how
necessary It Is thst the ca!n In which
the hair follicles are embedded ahotild be
kept In healthy condition. A healthy scsln
Is fat and moves loosely over the skull.
It contains a plentiful supply of blood
vessels to nourish tho hslr roots and Its
surface la free from dandruff or an1 de-
I posit thst may clod up the countless
sweat and oil glands with whlrh It Is
supplied. In this and following lessons we
Shall take up thn various forma of scalp
troubles and learn how to recognise and
I .Mabel D. The chapped lips come from
lack of oil In the skin. You may have ex
htuieted this by biting or wetting the Hps
and, If so, correct these untortunsts
habits at once. ro not use glycerine or
the lips; It I too drying. Treat them tc
a plentiful supply of cold cream at ntghi
and rub In a little always before coins
Do You Know That
A dove belonging to Mr. George Kerr;
of Iwford, Essex (England), which hai
Just died, was picked up by Its ownei
when a boy twenty-three years ago. .
Fifty men are now engaged in paintini
the Ktffel lower In Paris. Forty-flv
thousand pounds of paint will bo used,
and tho work will cost $,000.
lndon. with ,noo,n) people, has onl.v
eighteen murders annually, The t'nlted
States, with 0,0i0,00, has 10.0H0 murdert
r.ergsrs In China are taxed, and havn
certain districts allotted to them In whlcf
to make appeals for charity.
Falmouth la probably the oldest port In
England. It was used by the I'hoenlcani
at least 2,500 year sgo.
It Is not an uncommon experience to
make $1.6o8 per acre from the best straw
The gnldflelda of western Australia are
the largest known. ' They cover KM.oo
Fifty thousand knives are turned out'
delly by the Sheffield (England) cutlery
All the blood In a man' body passes
through hi heart one In every two mln-,
Tobacco pine ef meerschaum are boled
in oil or wax before being sold.
' Ths msgnol'.a has a more powerful per
fume than any other flower.
About 2 per cent of the weight of meat
Is lost during cooking.
Baby of Future
Much thought has been given la lat
year to the subject of maternity. In
the cities there are maternity hospitals
equipped with modern methods. .But
most women prefer their own home and
In the town and villages tnast prefer
them. And slnoe this la trus we know
from the great msny splendid letter
written on the eubject that our "Mother'
Frlena" Is a great help to expectant
mother. - They write of the wonderful
relief, bow it seemed . to allow the
muscles to expand without undue strain
snd what a splendid Influence It was on
the nervous system. Buch helps ai
"Mothers Friend" and the broadei
knowledge of them should have a helpful
Influence upon babies of the future.
Bclenoa saye that an Infant derive Its
sense and builds It character from
cutaneous Impressions. And a tranquil
mother certainly will transmit a more
healthful Influence than If she ta ex
tremely nervous from undue pain. This
I what a host of women believe) who
used "Mother's Friend."
These poluts are mora thoroughly ag.
plained in a little boo mailed free, i
"Mother's friend' ' la sold In aU dru
stores. Write for bonk. Bradfieldl BeguJLt,
ieg Lkw U1 Lemaa JiiJku AUaou, tie.
l " ii'"i niiiwsiMi.n-.
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