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THE XEE: OMAIIA. Fill DAY, XOVEMI'.tK ('. 1014.
Indian Sumrae and Squaw
Winter Are Weather Phe
nomena . . with -Which
Everybody is- Acquainted,
but Nobody Can' Precisely
Fix the Limit .of, Either
By GAJUIETT P. SBllVISS.
"When Jwi Indian summer start, and
'how long does It last C. P."
There la n4 fixed lat for the begin
nlng or ending of Indian nimirmr.1 It Is
. a period of read-
' Juetraent In atmo
" th si u r ti m n'at
s equinox (September.
SI) and tha winter
'.Ki .but --usually
nearer the latter.
' It -jnay be looked
for about tho be
ginning of Novem-;-ber.
but It some
times starts tit ear-.'
lie and sometimes
It, -Is .characterised by a warm spell,
or nxuc'Ceeslon" 6f warm spslls. setting
In after the ' preliminary . chill which
romea when the sun lias sunk below tha
equator on II annual, visit to the south'1
em hemisphere, and it la' caused by .'the
accumulated summer heat.', euf filing to
counterbalance the' 'decrease of ;the dally
leVPR'r from the sun for a' long time
aftftfce nights have begun' to- exceed
the days In length.
Its IrregularltJea are due to variations
:f atmospheric conditions that are too
complicated to be accurately! traced In
advance, but tn the long run it Is a regu
lar phenomenon that can - be Counted
upon to occur, on the average, every
v Nowhere has the Indian summer season
a mora poetic character than In eastern
'America, It seems to lend Itself particu
larly to tha features', of our. landscapes,
alvlng them a wonderful softness nd
charm. Always during this curious- spell
of weather the quiet atmosphere Is f II 1 cJ
lth a delicate, smoky, film, which pro
duces marvellously beautiful efforts of
perspective among the hills and valleys.
,;Many Imaginary explanations of the
-Igln of the name, "Indian summer," and
Of the cause of the singular .and often
prolonged spell of weather to which It
la applied, have been suggested. The
early settlers seem to have thought that
. I'be peculiar condition or the atmosphere
'was brought about 'by forest fire est by
ihe Indians, This waa a natural con
;Aufalon, beVattse Xh -eefson Ifr-alfnost al
ways characterized" b 'the" presence' of
much smoke In tha air, and this .smoke
does often proceed frorn forest and brush
'fire . ., ,.
But to assume that the fires are the
.cause of the warm autumn weather Is
Jo put the. ,car,e before' the horse. First
break, "out because the weather la dry,
and tho heat that, they impart to the air
Is merely local.' It Is possible, , however,
; that tho presence' of the smoke haa some
Itfelhg to do with tbe heat trapping prop
erties t the air. True clouds being ab-
Mttor many days during Indian sum
Trter,' the sun's ' raye are poured unob-
. etructedlr ,do,wn upon the earth,' and tbo
layer .of. hase.in, the atmosphere -t-vlikj
t the garaeners, jpM.jpanfr 4V'ia W-
' hed. retaining the hat that has passed
through tn, the form, of visible radiation.
j Usually,' before' the Indian summer sets
In.'fhero to a spell of cold weather, often
" accompanied by flurries of anow, a first
effeeto the' sun's dectonsloh' toward the
' south... and -this, was (ailed "squaw wta
ter." It la mere commonly known In
Canada. ' The tradition Is that the Iij-
. dlena. who were good observers of na
ture, had long studied these vagaries of
the autumn weather and were able to
predict .them each year, for which rea
son the whites gave them designations
suggesting their Indian orlgm.
There are similar weather. variations n
spring,, due to similar. causes.. Both
spring and autumn are only intermediary
seasons, coming between the two really
. characteristic seasons, winter and sum
mer, snd necessarily partaking of the na
tare of both. Sometimes one elei.ient
arid sometimes the other . prevails. .In
spring wintry conditions, brought about
by unpredictable atmospheric changes,
but such as are sure to occur with more
or less regularity every year, often ar.
rest for a time the general Increase of
temperature; and In autumn a similar
recurrence of summer conditions Inter
rupts the forward march of the coming
?lr ' '
...... - 1 1 M I I
A Hallo ween Witch .: yr.m,. : By Nell Brinkley
Losing Your Girl
By BEATRICE P.UBPAX.
"It Is eafy enough t be pleasant when
life flows on like a song hut the man
worth while is the man who can smile
when everything goes dead wrong."
"t'p to four years ago I was possessed
of a happy, optimistic nature," writes !..
A. H. "I was living with my parent In
a fine home, being greatly Indulged,
rare-free and with no responsibilities. I
then came to New Torlt to fill a position
to which I hd been called. I have been
compelled to mffer hardships and hu
miliations which have neon almost un
bearable, and which have caused my
whole life and nature to change. Sick
ness resulted In loss of position, and I
have had to 1 contented with pegging
along In Ineffective places at a minor
salary, while I am confident that with
an even chance I could qualify for posi
tions of greater prestige than heretofore
held. My friends tske other people's sor
rows h a matter of oourse. No reading
that I do cheers me. Park clouds seem
to hover over mo. It la only for the sake
of my aged parents that I have not given
up hope, t fel down and out at T
years of age."
When the boy who lives at home and
is "greatly Indulged, onre-free and with
no responsibilities" comes to New Tork,
or any great city, he lias two battles to
fight. One la for place Jn the maelstrom'"
of city life. The other Is to force him
self to keep his grit and go on fighting,
Being happy and keeping your grip
are one and the same thing, U A. H.
It Is easy enough tn be cheerful when
you are at home being petted and ln-:
dulged and generally unfitted for tho
fight of life.
The point Is not whether you are plug-'
glng'along In places where you cannot,
make yo;ir ability tell. The point Is not1
that If chance were good enough to throw
something worth while your way you
could prove your effectiveness. The
real point that Is going to decide whether1
you are to be a success or a failure Is
Just this: Are you capable of taking Joy
In your work whatever It Is? Are youw
strong enough to hope on In the face oF
disappointment after disappointment?
Are you sufficiently Imaginative . an1t
keen to find opportunity fff what to ani
other man might seem ordinary routine
At 74 years of age no man goes "down
and out" unless he deliberately loosen 1
his grip on the steering wheel of ' his
own life. No failure In youth or middle
life no loss of opportunity no peg-gins
along at second rate work la; In any way
nnai. Aiyimng may oe coming your
way tod y or tomorrow. All you need
lo do la to be ready when It does come.
Now, don't, think that a platitude.. Al
most every man who falls is directly re
sponsible for his Vn failure.
Whether you succeed or fall In life la
largely a matter of how long ' you - can
manage to . keep ' your . grip and , your
head. If you can think, sanely and assure
yourself that ; no Tries of.- mt.sfoUine
is all ' Ironclad, unbreakable thing that
cannot at any moment be switched off
Into a series of successes, of course, no
failure can daunt you. ' New si nee all
thing's In life are temporary, whf not.
regard the day's unhappiness this way:
This Is for todsy only; tomorrow I may
be on the crest of a wave of success." I
will keep a firm grip on the steering
wheel of my own 'life, and In the end I
will master my fate because I have not
lost my grip and let temporary misfor
tune master life and steer mo to destruc
tion and despair.' "
Great Chance for Girls is Doing Something Useful By Dorothy Dix
At Once! Stops
Do some foods you vat hit ba-k taste,
good, but 1 work badiy; ferment into
stubborn lumps and cause .a sick, eour,
gassy stomach? Now. Mr. or Mrs. Dys
peptic, jot this down: Tape's Ptapepsln
digests everything, lcr.vlng nothing to
sour and upset you. There never was
anything so kafely quick, so certainly
effective. No difference hbw badly your
stomach .la disordered you will get happy
relief In five tr.'r.''.c;.- but what pleases
you most Is that It strengthens and reg
ulates your stomach so ' you can eat
your favorite foods without fear.
Wost remedies give you relief some
timesthey are slow, ' but not sure.
'Tape's Plapepsin" Is ou'rk. positive and
puts your stomach in a heslthv condi
tion so tha misery won't come back.
Yen feel different as soon as "Papa's
tXapepatn" comes in contact with the
stomach d'streis Just vanishes your
stomach gets aweet, no gases, no belch
ing, no eructations of undlgestel food,
your head clears and you feel due. .
Go now, make the best investment you
ever mads, by getting a large flfy-ctnt
case of Pape'a liapepin from any . drug
store.. Tou realise tn five mloutes how
needless it Is to suffer from indiges
tion, dyspepsia or any stt-mseh dikorder.
-A d ver UeeoMtbt,
This a a time of peculiar upheaval In
the feminine world- l"p to now the aver
age American girl was expected to stay
at heme until she was married and then
go to a home of her
own. And she could
fairly aafely count
on getting married.
. In the last few
years, however, this
of life has been
altered. The high
cost of living has
made it impossible
tor the man In or
to support a family
of girls in comfort.
The -girls -themselves
have heard so much
about the parasitic
woman that they
ashamed of hang!
like a millstone,
around a pr 01(1 father's neck. Also
the chances of catching a husband are
greatly diminished, and young women .
of presentable appeerance are no longer
certain, as they formerly were, of getting
All of these conditions have turned the ,
thoughts ot girls towsrd self support.
Thts is well. There Is no more reason
for an Intelligent and able-bodied young
woman should be dependent on some
body else for her living than there is
why a man should be. It develops a
womsr. s brsln and brawn and char
acter to do some regular work, whereby
the earns honest money and acqulre
the strengih to stand on her own feet
Instead of flopping, like a limp dish rag,
on some stronger Individual. 1
But It takes a long time to rid our
selves of the tuperstltlops of the past,'
and one of the most persistent of these
hoodoo is that when a woman works
she must alwaya do some lady-like kind
of work that Is, something eristic or
literary and that la genteel Just as it
wss considered In the past more refined
and elegant for a woman to do em
broidery than it wss to do, plain useful
For this reason at least 80 per cent of
the girls who want to work want to f
on the ktege, or to recite, or do parlor
entertaining, rr write, ' or paint. Also
they want to do these things In a delet-
tante manner and rece've large rewards
for thrlr labor. They overlook the fact
that to succeed in the tine arts as well
as In common occupations you have to
slave like a dray horse, and that there
are absolusely no short cuts or quick
roads to success Bobtnd "every etsr on
the stage and every well known writer
there Ilea an apprenticeship that haa been
served in toll and sweat and blood.
Now, of course, if a girt has the divine
fire, and has given unmistakable signs
of a genius for acting or painting, -or
writing,, she does well to choose the cull
ing lo which ' her talent dedicates 'her.
But there" Is no such thing as a girl .mak
ing herself Into, a Maude Adams because
she would like to be on tbe stage, or
info an Ellon Glasgow because she would
be ploaced to eee her name In print. Na
ture settled that question for her once
and for all before she Was born, and all
the .work of the world will never take the
place of talent.
It's as foolish for an unsifted girl to
think that she can make herself a writer
or an actress as it would be for a short,
stubby woman to think she could make
herself into a tall, willowy goddess. It
simply can't he done.
It is my unhappy lot In life to see hun
dreds of thesn would-be artist and actor
and writer girls who come to the city
seeking their fortunes, and who find no
market for their poor warns, and are
stranded ' In Us hard streets. " There's
hardly a week' in-the-year-that halt a
dozon of these 'forlorn creatures are not
knocking at my door.' begging me to h)elp
them launch'aomo sort of concert or en
tertainment or benefit to help them out,
and In which good-natured patronesses
hold up. their friends and make them
Now these girls have plenty of intelli
gence. They could make good livings If
they would only come down off their high
horses and plough a little and do some
thing practical, give some useful service
that the world needs.
Tou don't see every man trying to be
an actor, or writer, or doctor, or lawyer.
If you did ' you would see among men
as wholesale starvation and failure as
Sou do among women. Men realise that
they have got to' be grocers and butchers,
bakers and candleattcJt makers,' and that
while we can do without the fine arta on
a pinch we have got to have the' com
mon necessities, and ' that the purveyors
of them are the ones that ' maka the
So l entreat- the. young women who are
contemplating going to work to support
themselves to choose something Useful to
do, something practical to do. . Do - the
work that Ilea closest to you so- well .that
somebody will not only be willing, but
anxious, to pay you tor doing It - There's
never any dearth of a market for a super-excellent
quality of goods, and this
applies to labor "more than to anything
else. The world Is flooded with ama
teurs',' but there are never enough experts
in any line to go around.
Many a girt who falls as an actress
could make a fortune raising chickens If
she put half as much study on the tem
perament of a hen aa she does on the
psychology of Lady Macbeth. Many a
girl who palnta dauby pictures that she
can't sell for U apiece would have women
breaking their necks to pay her 78 for
hats. "Many a girl who la starving along
trying tq write pot boilers could bo rid
ing In her own automobile If she had
worked aa hard at the art of keeplpg
boarders as she does at trying to learn
how to write.
Do something practical and useful,
girls. The world has always got to bo
fed and clothed, and washed and cleaned,
and have its socks darned, and Its bills
kept, and ss long aa you minister to the
world's comfort you can always get paid
for It. lon't be misled by the glamour
about any kind of work. The only fancy
brand on work la the dollar mark. And
the way to get that Is to do something
that people really need.
Do You Know That
A candle sixteen feet long and weigh
Imi 4"o pounds, the finest and largest
wax taper ever produced, has been mad
In New York, anrt Is ultimately lo stand
In the Vatican at Itome, where It will b
lighted once, a year on All Eoula' day, In
memory of the late J. Plerpont Morgan.
At thts rate It will have an endurance of.
quIto'S.JM years assuming It Is left to
burn twelve hours on each day -when II
Is lighted. " '..,
The two sides of the human, rare ara
never alike. In two out of five' the eyeg
are out of line; one eye Is stronger than
the other in seven peases out of ten, and '
the right car . la generally higher than
The cstrlchfOlalms the distinction of
laying the largest egg. The egg which
ws.'ghs ibqut three pounds. Is considered;
equal In contents to twenty-four, heat
Toward tha end of the new year tha
kaiser's new ' yacht, Hohensollern II, M ,
to be launched. It will be the largest and
most magnificent royal yacht ever bullU
and will cost at leaat 12,500,000. . '
Aeroplanes and the Wind
By EDGAR LUC1KN LAKKI.N.
Q. A few friends discussed recently
upon the effect on an seropiane In motion
of favorable or adverse winds. For ex
ample, a ' machine travels by Its own
rower th rty miles per hour in calm at
mosphere. il Thn flying mechanically at thirty
miles ner hour with 11 wind blowing
thirty miles rer hwir. Or,
H) Flying by its own power against a
v.lnd having a rstc of th rty miles per
hour? A. U Hrlndle, Kan Francisco.
A. (1) With wind, speed of plane
would bo sixty miles per hour; and In 12)
It would be at rest vertically over a
point on the earth reached at instant the
opposing forces neutralized or bu lanced.
Q A said tiat when a wagon is mo v.
ing the part of the wheel 011 the ground
movn sljwer thnn th top. Is this cor
rect? If s . pletu-e explain . Itotx rt Cony
bear, Chicago. .
A. The answer of A is correct. The
earth ts a globe, and the center of mo
tion of all objects on Its surface Is the
center of the earth. Tfe bottom of the
wheel is nearer tho earth's center than
the top. In. t the top must move in tbe
same time over a greater distant; there
fore the velocity of the top la greater
thsn the bottom. Suppose that the wheel
is four feet In diameter, that the earth la
a smooth sphere -end that the wheel
rolled entirely around it.
Then the diameter of the orbit tra
versed by the top of the wheel Is eight
feet wider than that traversed by the
bottom, and 2M328 feet longer. - But this
added number of 25.1328 feet must be tra
versed In the same time, To do thla the
top must move faster than tho bottom.
Draw a line from tho center of the earth
out lo the surface, through the bottom
of the wheel, through Its hub or exact
center, and then through the top. Now,
the meaning of the word top Is the In
stantaneous molecule or atom of metal
In the tire that Is In the 'end of thts line
to the canter of the earth.
And this interesting molecule moves
faster thsn Its opposite at botton of
wheel. Thla question, the question of a
fish In a bucket of water pn a balance,
that o squaring a rlrclo and on per
petual motion, are atandard, and In all
my life they have kept coming at rate
of about one-hundredth that of questions
The word "equal" should have read
Advice to Lovelorn
This Bltnnllun -! Tart.
Dear Miss Fairfax : I am 1. and have
bheu.oui with a young man two years
my senior for tho last three nienths. Me
has token me to many places of a,n)use-im-nt.
Now. what I want to know la this: My
parenta do not want-me to go -with a
young man Unless he ties serious Inten
tions, snd they are always nagging at me
by asking me what he means by calling
three Units a week. I know this young
man can support a wife comfortably, but
I can't go ahead and ask him whether he
is going to marry me. My parents say
If I don't find out they will, so I told
th m 1 would not go out wllii him at all
If thev would approach him Willi a ques
tion like that.
Do you think it would be proper for me
to say anything to htm about this mat
I consider a girl of IS and a boy of 2u
I far too young to marry with any promise
: of lasting hspplneas. Of course, if you
ara with this young man three times a
week, others will feel that you have se
rious intentions with regard to one an
other. Suppose you discuss with him
very tactfully tne position In which this
puts you. I think this would be far bet
ter than dropping him without a word
of explanation or permitting your family
to ask his Intentions.
rosins; for tbe "Movies."
Pear Miss Fairfax :: I am a factory
girl and ara disgusted with my position.
There Is a cham for me to get a posi
tion to poke for a moving picture. Kindly
give me your advloe If tills Is a position
for a respectable girl. It. K.
Tun moving picture actresses are com
ing to lie recognized and admired all over
the world. I think you are fortunate to
have a chance to do thla interesting and
well paid work. Do not hesitate to oc
"unequal" in my article several weeks
ago on the subject of daylight as seen
from either pole of the earth. The optics 1
property of the earth's atmosphere of
refracting light makes the sun, moon
and stars soem to be above the horison
longer that really. .
Then from either pole some part of the
edge of the sun can be. seen for three
days after It haa crossed the equator,
going south from the north side and north
from the aouth side. Then from either
pole the light of day grows dimmer and
dimmer after the edge of the disk or the
sun Is cut off by the horison when tbe
solar motion is going away, and blighter
snd brighter when coming.
Then the reduced light of day endures
six daya longer than the exact half
year. That la, the first minute part of
the upper edge of the sun Is hastened
three days in rising and retarded three
daya In disappearing. Full daylight does
not appear during these six days, because
all of the sun's disk is not above the
horison, tha horison being tho equator to
an observer at either pole.
Then the reverae. or polar nlghta, from
the same cause, are these sis days
shorter than the precise half-year. To
see these full effects the entire horison
must be water, the air pure and clear.
These cannot be, however; so actual ef
fects are never fully seen around the en
Hew te . Havo tha Beat Cawnck
Reaaedy aad gave 93 y
Maklasj It at Hoama
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It takes hold of th usual cough or
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It also stops the formation of phlegm in
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Pinexls'a highly concentrated com
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To avoid disappointment, ask your
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don t accept anything else. A guarantee
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ly refunded, goes with thi preparation.
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