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O'er the Land of the Free
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I - War Sonnets
; y EI'I'A WHKKLEIl WILCOX.
Copyright, 114. by Star Company.
War Is destructive, wasteful, brutal, yet
The energies of men are brought to play,
And bidden valor by occasion met
Leaps to the light, as precious Jewels may
When earthquakes rend the rock. The stress and strain
Of war stirs men to do their worst and best.
Heroes are forged on anvils hot with pain
And splendid courage comes but with the test.
Some natures ripen and some virtues bloom
Only In blood-red soil; some souls prove great
Only In moments dark with death or doom.
This is the sad historic jest which fate
Flings to the world, recurring time on time
Many must fall that on may seem sublime.
Above the chaos of Impending tils, 1
Through all the clamor of insistent strife,
Now while the noise of warring nations fills
Each throbbing hour with menaces to life,
I bear the voice of Progress! Strange Indeed
The shadowed pathways that lead up to light,
But as a runner sometimes will recede
That he may so accumulate his might,
Then with a will that needs must be obeyed
Rushes resistless to the goal with ease.
So the whole world seems now to retrograde,
Slips back to war, that It may speed to peace.
And in that backward step It gathers force
For the triumphant finish of its course.
The Science of Eugenics to
It Will Prevent Physical and Mental
Blights and Develop a New Race of
People. : : : : : :
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
(Copyright, .1914, by Star Publishing Co.)
The requirement of a physician's cer
tificate aa to bodily soundness, which
some clergymen are requiring In the
United tftatas, has eugenlcal bearing.
When a requirement la made of a certifi
cate that both parties come of mentally
and physically satisfactory Block, a still
more important step In eugenic will have
been taken. L. C. Davenport of the Cold
Spring Harbor Eugenics Record Office.
It will be a great day for the world
when every clergyman or other man em
powered to perform the marriage service
requires a physician's certificate that
both . parties are
p h y s 1 c a lly and
mentally' o o m p
tent Uy undertake
the ' responsibilities
a f bringing chll
d r e n into. the
world. ". ."i
I Bach a day Witt
For lbe orfjme
of nf afesy'woy i
Ita taiaacVi .Wl
Orantaata t3a Vli
lactsal wc'M by
ant ly. aad ata
ttrely new order of
thing will exist.
The. u n worthy
and unfit will be sterilized, and only the
fit will 'be permitted -: to populate the
world. Mothers will be taught the great
law of parental Influence, and, as Mary
Dale has said:
"Children will be taught the elements
of heredity first through the forms of the
plant world; they will learn in this man
ner US principles." The products of the
plant world, with their grace and beauty,
malformations or weaknesses, will be fit
subjects to demonstrate the forms of
heredity. They will prove splendid ways
and means to teach children something
of parenthood, the right or wrong choice,
and the ffect of either, upon . the de
scendants. . ' , 1
J"hls ' systerd of teaching will, be in wise
hands., Every effort wlll .be made to
render no blunt personal allusions; step
by step wilt the eugenic education con
tinue, until the mind of the child has
been made sufficiently strong and intelli
gent to understand what heredity means
to the human family. The work of eu
genic teacher will certainly be of an In
These teachings will lead to the pro
founder education to be taught that the
position for every boy to strive for, no
matter whether he accept It or 'not. ia
for worthy and honorable fatherhood: for
gh-l. splendid and motherly motherhood.
All other lines of education will keep
step with this end In view. Thus wril be
demonstrated that righteousness exalteth
a nation not only In the spiritual, but
also In the most concrete sense.
To prove the reason why proper mat
ing and real marriage constitute some
things more than love and initiative:
Granted that love be the noblest and
greatest factor In a true' marriage, it
must be supported by a sound mind in a
sound body to be eugenic! la its con
ception of bettering the human race.
Real love is never a question of the
semes, sine the aoul Is its chief admin
istrator. The spirituality of a marrtaga
la In seeking to. make the Issues of the
marriage as perfect as possible. The
fidelity of pure love is the keystone In
the arch of Its making.
"Woman is Nsture's supreme Instru
ruent of the future." When men recog.
nlse this generally there will be a dif
ferent attitude. shown toward the reapon
slbllitie of parenthood.
The foundation of dometlc happiness
is faith In the virtue of woman. The
foundation of political happiness Is In the
integrity of man. The foundation of all
happiness, temporal snd eternal. Is faith
In the goodness, the righteousness, the
mercy and the love of God.
When it Is fully understood by young
I i VrVr
men that licentious acts before marriage
result In awful physical and mental
blights upon children, when they know,
as eugenics will compel them to know,
that Idiots, cripples and demented off
spring are in the ratio of M per cent, di
rectly traceable to such license. And
when both men and women know that
by the full understanding and use of pre
natal laws children may be made what
ever the parents desire, a new earth will
he given to us ana a new race of people
to occupy it.
It la to be questioned If one young man
lives who would willingly bring Into the
world a deformed, dlsesaed or Ineane
child If he knew he could prevent It
And these are the truths eugenics will
tesch the world.
Little Bobbie's Pa
By WILLIAM P. KIRK.
. I think the love of a dog for a msn Is
beautiful, aed Ma to Pa last nlte. I was
reeding here about a poor old dog that
was found starved to deth beesld his
master, a old mieer. I supoas, Ma Bed,
that the dog dldent know the master
had munny to buy all kinds of food with.'
I suppoas the dog thought that the old
man was very poor, so he stayed till the
The dog was moar of a man than the
rnkwr, sed Pa. Th dog lived and died for
his master. The miser lived and die for
his miserable gold. Gold, the biggest trag
edy and the biggest Joak In the wurld.
We ought . to have a dog, sed Ma.
Neerly all the ladies of our set haa nice
We shall never have a dog as long as
we live In a flat, sed Pa. A person that
lives In the city, cooped up In a flat,
ain't got no rite to ask a dog to leed
that kind of a life & I want you to keep
on beeing a old fashioned wife mother,
Pa aed. The love of a dog for a man Is
butlful,' as you ssy, but. the love of a
woman for a poodle dog Is th limit. Pa
sed. Every time I see a big fat blond
woman git on a street car with a littel
dog under her arm and hear her saying
to the dog Wopsy klas mama, I ask for
a transfer & get out at th first cross
town line, sed Pa. If I dldent git out, I
wud feel like throwing Wopsy and mama
out on there ears.
Well, you doant need to git all worked
up. sed Ma. I doant meen that I wild !
like a poodle dog anyway. I guess I
wud rather not have a dog while w stay
In the elty. ' . ,
That Is a sensible wsy for my deer littel
wife to talk, sed Pa. I know you wud
newer be so silly as to make a speshul
pet of a littel pup and neglect our littel
Bobble. I rote a poem the other day, sed
Pa. when I was setting In my office
doing nothing else. It wss about thlaj
saim loonsn love or a woman tor a unci
pet dog, & this Is how It goes:
Wen littel Johnnie Jones got up
We washed his fare In a china cup;
The bathroom was locked snd bsrred his
For lltel Fldo wss taking a bath.
Wen littel Johnnie waa all waahed up
And asked for hla morning bite and sup.
He waa given aome dry old Johnny-cake
For littel Fldo had speared the steak.
That nlte, wen he wanted to go to bed
"You must sleep on that rug!' his mother
"And don't wake Fldo.' the boy was told,
"Fldo's In your bed with an awful cold."
And littel Johnnie said with a sigh
"i wish l could catch a cold and die."
"Why. husband, sed Ma. I dldent know
you cud rite so well.
Tou newer reely appreahlated my geen
yua, said Pa. I have rote a lot of things
that you made fun of, so I stopped show,
ing my ritelngs to you.
Pa, I sed, you know you dldent rite thst.
I ssw Doc Brlttaln hand that to you at he
told you he rote It.
This morning I asked Pa for a quarter,
but I dldent git it.
: ' 'I
The centennial af"The Star Spangled Banner" will be signalized at noon today by the firing of a national
salute by the land and naval forces of the United States, wherever they may be. The poem was written one hun
dred years ago by Francis Scott Key, a prisoner on board a British ship, when dawn shewed him the flag still
flying over Fort McHenry at Baltimore after a bembardment by the British fleet.
Oh! say, can you see by the dawn's early light , , ,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad atrlpea and bright stars through the perilous fight.
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly. streaming? s
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in'air,: '
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? '
On that shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty hoet in dread silence reposes,
What ia that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, -
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now 4t catches the gleam of the rooming's first beam . ,- . '
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
"Tig the star-spangled banner; oh, long may It wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
By BKATKICK FAIRFAX.
Do you and your clothes produce the
effect of an attractive picture In a suit
able frame? If this is the esse, you are
well dressed. . .
The moat beautiful picture In the world
can be spoiled by inaj proprlate framing.
A fine etching ia overwhelmed by a heavy
gilt frame; a bold oil painting loaea its
force and character if it Is framed In a
duil wood, and a dainty wster color looks
choap and tawdry wlwn a heavy gold
mat surrounds it. Girls, Ilk pictures,
need suitable framing.
Don't buy the latest basque dream with
a wide sash because your tall, slender
neighbor looks well In It. If you are ex
actly the opposite In type you probably
need exactly the opposite type of clothes
from those she wears.
Don't set a high turban with a higher
quill on It above your slender, oval face
because the plump little blonde who alts
next to you at the office weara one. It
will probably make your chin look
sharply pointed and give your whole face
a peaked and ill-fed appearance when a
flat plateau or a trim sailor would give
you soft, youthful facial lines.
A girl may accent her refinement or
turn her charms Into cheapness and
coarseness Just by the way she dreaaes
If you wear immodest and exaggerated
editions of the Idlest fads in drea. you
will not look "smart" snd like a real so
ciety girl. Instead you will look com
mon and ordinary and worth while peo
ple will not be attracted to you.
Many French faahlon are launched to
eatuty the American era for something
new. Msny of them are worn first by
those women of the Parisian "hulf
world" whom none of us want to resem
ble. tu h styles will not give you any
Individuality or character of your own.
They will only cheapen you and mHke
you look as If you were dressed In aome
Advice to Lovelorn
By BEATBICB f AIB1AX
Not Kalr to llerarlf.
Dear JIIk Fairfax: Would you kindly
tt whether It la fair of a young lady
K years of iige to accept serious atten
tions from a yuung man of 2 years?
Although the young mun would not
marry until he Is 25 years old, dun t you
think tho young lady would then be too
old for h ni, though Khr doea not show
her age now?
Would It he wrong to accept hla atten
tions, as a friend I not henix mire whether
she could ' more te him after five
years), when she knows he loves tier.
Kven though the boy of W years loves a
girl five years hla senior, the man he will
grow to be In five yeurs may not feel
affection for the earn girl. So If ahe
permits herself to grow dependent upon
his love she may he laying up real unhap
plnees for herself.
Dear Miss Fairfax: There is a young
man about five years my senior whom I
met a short time ago. Hlme the intro
duction he has been up to ace me a coy pie
of times. I like him very much, but I
don't want him to develop a "ruse." I
want him for a good, Platonic friend
How ran I manage that, for I am afraid
he mlpht not want that kind of friend,
ship? I have no brothers and would Ul.
And whero is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A homo and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refugo could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner In triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Ob! thus be It ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserved ug a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it Is just;
And this be our motto, "In God is our trust,"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wavs
O'er the land of tho free and the home of the brave.
sort of a tiresome uniform If you InMst
on setting the model that "everybody la
wearing" Vmi don't want to look like
eveiy one, do you?
fini; mrlnK day I whs walking down
Fifth avenue, with a very charming Eng-
to trent hlrn m one, some one whom 1
could talk to as I wouM u brother.
Tell Ihla oung man frankly Just how
you fuel. 1 think you can spiral to hla
Ixst liiKtmcU If you are sincere and so
win tho frti ndshlp you desire.
lie Very t autluaa,
Dear Mira Fairfax: I am an orphan, II
ami for the last to years luive lieei
keeping company with a your.g man
twelve years my senior. Kecrntly ne told
me he had to leuve tile city on a buslneai
trip lor a short time uiil while he wn
nway some of bin frleni.a Informed me
that liiH'euil of going away on builness lie
went to e his wife, to whom he was
inariK'il tor the lust hIx years. I aekod
1. 1 tn ahoiit this when lie rit'lini l and he
denied that be was married, xayin thxt
hi friends were only trying to turn me
agulnnt him. I believed him, heliw that
I love him very dearly, but lately the
came rumor reached me again, from dif
Now, I v onu; like to know w hut o do
dlxiot this, as 1 love tilin und in ilmout
heartbroken. MAKJoKlK 1
You must Investigate this rumor very
carefully, and If It Is true slvc up ;h?
man who Is another woman's husband,
and fo in honor bound to be nothing to
you. (io o the frtenda who told you
that he wan married and demand their
cUdrncc If thev were playing a atupld
"Joke" they owe both of you an apology.
If what they sale la true, you must rave
yourself from sorrow and shame by giv
ing up this man at once. 81ft the inatterj
to the botlom-and do so without ueay.
llahman, who took no Interest In our
American women. I asked htm why?
"Just look at them," ha said. They all
look aa If they had been dresaed by the
same shop and had their clothes cut off
exactly the same piece of cloth. I
wouldn't pick a wife out of an Institution,
Olils, most nun feci exactly that wsy
about the awful sameness with which
women dress. Don't be one of a group
of fclvls who look aa If they had played
"follow the leader" In getting their
Your clothe ought to look as if thay
belonged to on as an Individual not aa
If you borrowed them for the occasion.
firing out your own good points. Alter
fashion to suit you Instead of straining
your whole personality to meet fashion.
"He not tho tlrat by whom tr- new 1
tried tin- jet the laat to cast th old
aside," nays one of the great poets. Fol
low his advice: Walt to see whether a
fashion Is a fad of the day or a style that
will last. Then atudy It and adopt only
auch of Its point as tone with your own
Remember that you want your rlnthea
to expreaa you. If they look cheap and
common and none too neat, that la taken
by people who have to Judjri you at a
glance aa a fair eatlmate of what you
are. If you dreas Immodestly how Is
the t usual observer to guess that you are
modest and swetT Don't let your
clothes set as sn index of all you are not
and would never be. Make your gar
ments bring out all th good points of
n'atnesa and modesty snd common sense
and girlish charm and good taste that
you want to cultivate in yourself.
Ho a charming picture In an attractive
and suitable frame.
Hair Problem of Middle Asre
Nice hslr, attractively arranged, will re
deem a plain face, and this Is never so
true ss when th year sre passing. Be
tween X and 40 He the critical years.
Watch tho hair carefully. Is the hair Una
retrestlng, or the hair growing thin about
the face? Is the parting becoming
broader? Is th hair changing In color?
either growing darker or faded a a pre
liminary to turning gray?. While no nat
ural mean of preserving snd Increasing
the hslr growth should be neglected, this
Is the lime when artifice may be neces
sary and can b applied with good re
sults. Color, a bund a rice, texture and gtca de
termine th heautr f the hair. Th eoWtr
la du to the proportion of th different
chemicals In th pigmentation. Por In
stance, blond hair Is rich In exygeh and
sulphur; brown hatr has a largo proper
tion of rsrbon, which Increaa as the
hslr turns darker. We find that red hair
derive its color from tha larg amount
of Iron In th coloring pigment. As tha
coloring matter In tha hair follicle les
sens the hair become faded and finally
grny. As time goes oa th chang to
white hair la aided by a Aepoalt at phos
phate of Mm In th hslr roots.
Hair that has been bright In youth,
blond, red or a wsrm chestnut, Is apt to
darken after thirty. When thts occurs
msny women feel a strong temptation to
bleach or "touch tip" h hair. Th argu
ment Is that to do- auch Is merely to re
store th hair la It natural color snd
ahould not be regarded as bleaching or
While I have no prejudice against
bleaching cr tinting the hslr I bar a,
strong conviction thst In most rsres th
olf ration is not a succesa I am speak
Ing now of blond hair that has turned
dark. I am going to give you my reason
and hop that they will aid any women
debating this problem to decide lightly.
Tur blond hslr In th Anglo-Saxon
race Is generally a privilege of childhood.
At adolescence the coloring matter In tht
hair roots undergoes a certsln chemleal
chsngs and the hair becomes darks,
often a dlatinct brown. In some case
this chsngs does not occur until woman
hood, but it 'is always due to a corre
sponding change In th coloring matters
affecting th hair roots and nothing put
on the hair can prev-mt It. Tbe only
remedy Is to dys or bleach the hair, re
membering that thla will not affect th
nw ha'r a It grows out from, th scalp.
Th usual bleach for blond hair Is par
oxld of hydrogen. This is absolutely
harmless ss far as th scalp and general
health Is 1 concerned In fact It Is often
used for scalp disease but It continual '
use I very bsd for th hair itself. It
will render It brittle ind harsh, tsklng
assy the natural oil and giving It a dead,
The use of so drying sn agent as per
oxide or peroxide mixed with ono-thlrd
ammonia which Is the usual application,
will tend to prematura graying ef tho
hair. Whan thla point srrlves peroxld la
useless, fer It will not cover up gray hair.
A dy must now be resorted to, on that
will mak th hair darker and ganorailr
quite unllka In color what th hatr vr
was naturally. That I why moat blonds
who tamper with their hair finish with
having a most unnatural and artificial
This Is added to by the tact that aa
th hair roots hav turned darker there
Is a corresponding change In th com
plexion and eyebrow. Th latter diffi
culty ran bo overcom by slightly bleach
ing tha yebrow, but It Is not so easy
to bring th complexion Into accord. Ar
tificial blond hair U trying to the skin
and a complexion thst would look rosy
and attractive In a frame of brown hair
appears blowsy and uneven when th
I nair is oiearnea. woman wno Dieacn ins
hair have tc use more "make up," put
It on more carefully and more often, than
do women who keep tho hair Its natural
tone. Remember, too, that a th hair
root grow out they muat be continually
retouched. You see thst bleaching tha
hatr Is not a simple proposition.
(To b Continued.)
Do You Know That
The leading dally newspapers in London
A memorial has Just been unveiled in
Nottingham (Eng.) reraetery to Harry
Paulson, a prlseflghter, whe, in 14,
fought Tom Sayers for over 1H rounds.
The capital Invested in Swiss hotel,
according to th latest figures, amounts
to oyer 100,0C,fl0u, while the average an
nual profits are estimated at 6O.0O.0QO.
The report shows that a number of "the
biggest hotel are controlled by larg
companle. which form a kind of trust.
In which there I a large proportion of
foreign capital invested. Ther ar 41, OW
hotel servants in Swttserland, most at
whom sr very well paid.
Interpreters will shortly be stationed at
various busy centers in Condon, such aa
Piccadilly Circus. Charing Cross and Lon
don Bridge, to answer the questions of
foreigners In London andto balp them In.
their difficulties? Twelve, men, who, be
tween them, apeak fluently French, Ger
man, Italian, Swedlah, Norwegian and
Polish, ar at present attending tho Lon
don General Omnibus company's school
In Chaise te complete tbtr knowledge