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3. The Dream Lady 3
By CONSTANCE CLARKE.
She comes alone, out of a tired pale sky
Lit here and there with stars, and passing by
Stirs Into quivering esctasy the night
Where those who wait may watch her out of sight.
Heaped In her arm she holds her preclaus store
Of dreams dreams for the sorrowful, the sore,
A respite from night's agony of hours
Breathed In with scents of slumberous poppy flowers.
Then, who will buy? Her price is not too much
Perchance the memory of a tender touch
Will buy one, though at dawn, awake you start.
Tear-wet, pain-wracked with wildly, beating heart.
To drag out an interminable day.
And yet the dream is worth it, who will pay?
Lack of Love in Churches
(Copyright, 1914, by Star Company.)
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOJf.
A self-supportlnK woman writes a very
Interesting letter, and speaks ot the
things which havo helped her along the
path In life. She refers also to tho failure
of church members
live wholly up
injunction to "love
thy neighbor as thy
self," and says:
"I myself attended
a certain church In
New York two sea
sons, as It was more
convenient to the
place where I was
living- at that time
than the church of
which I was a mem
ber, ! and the only
(person who .ever
spoke to mo dur
ing all that time
was one of the ministers in charge dur
ing the Utter part of the time I attended.
"Now, I did not care especially about
this; but suppose It had been some one
alone in the city and perhaps lonesome
and discouraged? Would the cold, "holier-than-thou"
attitude of these people Induce
this person to call again?
"Suppose they should make a mistake
and shake hands with an unfortunate
woman, or thief, or drunkard of a man.
Could they possibly do them any harm,
and might they not do a great deal of
good?. It seems that a short time before
I went to this church a stranger had
come la (a woman), and afterward corj
jnltted suicide. Might not a mere cordial
reception have saved her. and would this
or would It not be worth while? I don't
suppoee that one of these people who
knew of this incident ever thought of It
In that light or had vy- oualms C eon-
Further on In her letter she says she
ha found comfort In ldeaa expressed in
this column in regard to spiritual things,
"such as that we shall return to earth
again, where our struggles in this life
will affect the next incarnation, which is
certainly encouraging, although rather
new' to me. I do not. however, .see that
they are in any way opposed to the
Christian doctrine. When one struggles
and tries to do well here, and meets with
only discouragements and complaints and
unpleasantness it is comforting to think
that none of our efforts are wasted.
"There is one thing that I wish you
would continue to take note of in your
writings. That is the power in prayer.
vlf Vanity at the Cost of Suffering and Death V;?
The Slaughter of the Birds a Double Crime, Because the Favored Time for Its Commission is Just When the Brilliant
x Plumaged Birds are Caring for Their Nestlings.
Of course I cannot prove that there is a
Ood or a hereafter, but I do most cer
talnly know that in a very practical way
prayer has helped me. Tell the girls that
If they ever get where they are helpless
and can do nothing there Is one thing
still they can do pray. Tell them to try.
and see If they are not helped."
This request is an easy one with which
to comply,' for the writer of this article
has a profound faith in the efficacy of
prayer, based on personal experiences.
Not the prayer which tske the rorrti
of directions to the Qreat Creator how to
run His universe, and what special boons
snd favors to bestow upon Individuals,
fiut the prayer which asks for MORB
LIGHT to see fhe right path; MORE
FAITH to make possible the bridging of
yawning chasms, and MORK STRENGTH
to employ In self-development. .
The earnest cry of "show me the way"
in troubled times,' and a sense of utterly
abandoning the moral mind to the Invis
ible, Helpers and leaving it to thorn to
indicate the path, will as surely lead the
one who so cries out Into safety as the
needle will show the mariner the north
There are guardians in the Invisible
realms who are given the privilege . ot
watching over earth beings. It la not
their work) to direct 'or manage our lives,
because that would prevent our own de
velopment of Judgment, self-control.
analysis of motives and all the' other
character-building qualities which we are
expected to- use here on earth; but our
guardians stand ever ready to come when
we call, and give ' us new strength and
more light, and to help us realise our
But we must work, as . well as pray to
attain these ideals -or anything which
seems desirable to us.
Prayer doubles the efficiency of .work,
and prayer opens doors to new and Won-
derful experiences undreamed of by. the
unpraying toner. Prayer refines the per
ceptions and gives us insight and helps
us discover ways and means to the at
tainment of ouf desires which mere plod
ding, persistent labor would never dis
cover. A prayer without a deed la an arrow
without a bowstring.
A deed without a prayer is a bowstring
without an arrow.
The heart of a man should be like a
quiver full of arrows.
And' the hand ot a man should be like
a strong bow strung for action.
The heart of a man should keep his
arrows ever ascending.
And the hand and the mind of a man
should keep at a work Unending.
In the picture to the right
Is a photograph of a hat worn
ly a woman boasting the en
lightenment of the twentieth
The aigrettes thereon were
torn from the mother bird,
killed while caring for her
little ones. These small birds
were then ruthlessly left to
die of starvation.
In the picture to the loft is
a photograph of a Papuan
chieftain, who, though living
In the twentieth century, re
tains the savage Instincts of
His headdress is composed
ot the feathers of the bril
liantly plumed birds of para
dels, killed to satisfy his love
' I .
By GAIUIETT P. SEHVISs
In the fight for a law In Kngland that
will prohibit the importation of plumage
for ' millinery and other purposes, facts
have been brought tM light which ought
to be known to every woman not merely
in England, but ' all over the civilised
Among alt civilised nations efforts are
being made to protect birds against men
and women. The men against whom this
protection is extended want to kill the
birds for the pleasure of taking their
lives, which Is called sport; the Women
are willing to have them killed for the
pleasure ot wearing their feathers, which
Is, but Is not called, vanity.
These efforts, especially - when directed
i?atnst the slaughter of birds for their
plumage, have encountered no little op
position. In October last,' when the
United States put Into execution the law
forbidding the Importatlop of milliners
Plumes ' there was a great outcry In
France . and Germany, where there are
tens of thousands of persons whose livll
hood depends upon the feather trade.
In France this opposition Is o strong
that the government last year refused to
Join the English government In virtually
Suppressing this business. Bird slaughter
for the iake of adorning women's hata
was officially recognized as an estab
lished Industry, too important to be abol
ished or crippled.
Among other facts the great outstand
ing one is that the feathers of wild birds
arc the most valuable to the plumage
trade during the breeding season, which
is the, time when they assume their most
vivid colors, and their most exquisite
harmonies of form and tint.
Then. Just then, when the new-born
F MAi t .A -J Vi
S rS aC5'?
Little egrets dying of starvation after the death of their mother,
killed for her plumage. '
young are helpless in the nests, the
agents of the plume dealers are busy
slaughtering the parent birds. The young
are left crying and starving by thou
sands, as the accompanying photograph
of a nestful of orphaned bird halites agon
Look at the picture of a fashionable
woman's hat adorned with Axteo
splendor of plumage, and then at the
photograph showing the cost In suffering
and death to innocent creature that tho
making of that hat has dnvinded, tnd
you can hardly refuse to admit that In
the matter of wanton cruelty to the weak
and unresisting we yet stand on th same
level with Montesuma's barbarous pec
ple. Feathered dress on human back.i or
heads, is, at best, barbaric The taste
for It is . a survival of savage Instinct.
When human intelligence was still In
Its Infancy there was perhnp.i lomo ex
cuse for the savage to adorn himself with
the brilliant plumes that nature gave to
birds, and withheld from him, having
given him something better whlcn he
was unable to' appreciate.
When wa see sum wild Indian proudly
strutting about with an eagle's plume
stuck In his hair we smile at Wa cnim
Ish vanity, 'whloh makes him lidioulous
to civilised eyes. And yet, we Indulge
in the same petty vanity when we cover
hats with feathers torn rrom wild iowi.
How pitiful la the Instinct Which make
us say to the tropical bird, flashing and
gleaming through the checker of nun
shine and shadow: "Here! give me that
beautiful dress. 1 want to wear It my
self!'' Can low-born envy sink to a
Io you know all that they do these
nlumage hunters In their slaughtering
marches through blrdland? Do you know
that they cut wings from living birds
and then cast their maimed victims aside
to die In torment? Do r" know that
they slowly starve albatrosses to death,
in order to remove the fat from their
skins and thus enhance the value of the
l)o you know that Arthur MaUlnly. ot
the Melbourne customs service, saw at
an algret rookery on the Murray river
in lam tn wat.r surface strewn With the
white bodies of blrde that bad been shot
on their nests, and then stripped of their
munwo. while the nests were filled with
dead or fast starving yiung birds, whose
parents had all been slaughtered T
Puch. facts should be ilsciwlvel
"I've housht a silk hat and a frock
coat," said the man who haa decided to
run for office, "hut somehow I don't
imiW like a renular statesman.
"Iet me look at you," exclaimed his
wife, "t thought sol Men don't know how
in dresa themselves. Hub that hat the
wrong way and put on a laydown collar
and a black bow tie." Washington Btar.
The HaM and PralSb Par VI.
Prom preceding lessons you , have
learned the reason ' and value of scalp
mnjbsege. It Invigorates and Improves
the circulation of the capillaries that
feed the hair rots. loosens the scalp and
promotes and makes normal the activity
of the oil ducts. To get the beat results
from scalp massage study the following
three exercises and do them at least fire
minutes every night, and for a longer
period after a shampoo.
tlegln the movements with the hair line
over the forehead. Dace the four ringers
of the hands lightly on the scalp with
backs parallel and thumbs three Inches
further bark. Hold the thumbs firmly to
the head and rotate the eight fingers 'In
little circles, not permitting them to move
on the scalp, but to move the scalp over
the bony structure, beneath. Move the
tinkers and thumbs a little further along
and repeat the movement until the entire
scalp has been treated. . .
Follow this by moistening the fingers
with vaseline, hair tonic or whatever
preparation you are using on the, hair
and repeating the same movement with
out using the thumbs. Be careful In doing
these movements that your fingers are
on the scalp, not on the hair.
The third movement Is to loosen the
scalp from the skult. Place the fingers of
both hands firmly on the scalp about an
Ino hapart; hold the scalp firmly with
these fingers and the ball of the hand;
now move the scalp by bringing the fin
gers and ball an deach hand elrser to
each other. Rspeat wtih considerable
vigor several times. Move the hands
along and repeat the operation until the
entire scalp has been treated.
Qrscs snd Mabel asked me Is peroxide
of hydrogen will bleach the neck.
Peroxide will bleach and It Is healing If
there are any eruptions, but It Is drying
In Its action and. In time wll make the
skla wrinkled and yellow. You can safely
use t on the ne:k twice a week If you
annolnt the skin liberally at night with
a- good cold cream or massage cream to
offset the drying effect. .
The Mratertoaa Thrret. .
The thyroid gland, situated about the
lower part of the throat. Is still a medical
Practically nothing Is known as to Its
uses, and very little nWit the causes of
disease In It. Goitre Is a non-malignant
enlargement of the thyroid gland. 'The
swelling may be no more than a mere
thickening, or It may grow Into a mass
weighing several pounds. It Is common In
mountainous districts and where there Is
magneslan limestone In the soli and drink
Onrratlon msy be necessary, but goitre
will usually yield to treatment, And is
In some mysterious way removal of tha
thyroid gland affects the nitntal powers,
and tho unfortunate person who has his
thyroid removed Is In great danger of
losing his wits, more particularly hi
memory. t j
Advice to Lovelorn
Your Own Choice.
Dear Mies Fairfax; There is a young
man living near here, who ras been
keeping steady company with a young
girl She recently went away on a vHIt
and he Immediately wanted a date with
me, wlch I refused because I thought as
soon aa the othor girl returned he wou l
go back to her. Was I right or would
It be all right to accept his attentions
While she is absent T DOL BTFl'l..
No harm can result from associating
with the young man, so long aa neither
of you are disloyal to the absent If they
sre not engaged, you have as much right
to his attentions as she has. It Is a
uestion of loyalty, though, and perhaps
you will feel better In the end if you
remain loyal to your absent friend.
Do Hot Elope.
Dear Miss Falrfsx: I am W years old
and in love with a young man 21 years
old. We are engaged, but It haa not been
announced. My folks don't like him and
I can't see why, as he has no bad habits.
He is not perfect, as he baa a quick
temper. They make it so disagreeable
for me that I don't know what to do.
Would you advise me to elope. I wont
rve him up. Please answer at once.
Before deciding to elope or to get mar
ried without your parents' consent, try
to find out the reason for their dislike
to your fiance, and see If the trouble
can not be adjusted. It Is not well to
start In married life .with a quarrel with
the home folks hanging over you. When
It has been determined that your parents
have no occasion for their dislike of the
young man, or that the reason can not
be removed, then will be time to talk of
getting married without their consent.
And if you erpect to live long and be
happy after you are wedded, he had bet
ter begin now to curb his hasty temper.
That fault more than any other - leads
folks to the divorce courts; It Is some
thing love can not cure.
No Harm Im It.
Dear Mlsa Fairfax: Do you think it
wrong for a quite young couple to go
walking and riding if we get in at a
very reasonable time? 1 se no harm
In it when we act real nice when out
together. And is it proper for the girl
to thank the young man after lie has
taken her In and treated her to Ice-cream
etc.. or taken her to an entertainment?
D. B. t
No harm Is likely to result from the
Innocent association of young folks of
opposite sex. It Is most natural for them
to want to be together. It is quite proper
to thank a young man for any favor
conferred, and It would be quite Incon
siderate not to acknowledge a treat of
It's easy to
n tr r e'
learn the new
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