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Shells the Real Historians
They Are the Oldest
Relics of Life on This Planet
Ancient and Modern World
and Connect the
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Tty EDGAR IACIEN I.ARKIN.
Q Whit la Hie area r-r the ain?"
A. Z,aM,Wl,90,om inusre miles, itm;
1 19T,3fO,(Grt equate miles, earth.
i These figures convey to the mlml the
j immense magnltura f the srtn when (
j compared to thst of tli earth. Diameter, I
nun, 8S6.600, and mean, or earth, 7.9IH !
A common shell found in certain cliffs in
Englaml, ami to the right lx form living in
the North Sen inn! reversed.
Here are soon two shells of the common whelk
The one lo the right is n water-worn specimen
The other has the spire of the t-laJl reversed. ;
'.f 4-H: 5iV,;i; k
One of the new pompadour designs in pussy
willow Bilk Inspired this dancing frock. The crino
line skirt is banded in swansdown and frilled in sil
ver lace, and the corsage is softly draped to give
the modest 1870 decollete.
The Tipperary cloth may be fashioned into
the snappiest of trot-about suits. This, in the
new buckskin tone, matches the top of the boots.
The flare skirt has "comfy" pockets and a Jaunty
Jacket showing the raised waist line.
Use and Abuse of Self-Conceit
By DOROTHY D1X.
One of the moat perplexing problema
that parenta confront In rearing; a child
la whether to foster or auppreaa his self
This is a modern
trouble. The ques
tion never bothered
our anceators. -They
hold that It waa a
rarent's firat duty
to brinK up a child
lit humility, and to
point out to him
his defects and
shortcomings in a
way to exterminate
every particle of
vanity in hU soul.
Tlitia, if a girl
was homely, her
mother dwelt upon
her lack . of good
I 6 o k a and assured
her she'd never catch
a husband. If she was awkward her
family commented on It with thb cruel
candor displayed only by one's nearest
' iiy 'n
relatives. If a boy were a little alow In
learning, hla father impressed on him
that he waa a fool. If he were timid of
nature, ho was twitted for being a
coward, and If either girl or boy had any
shining attractions or virtues, it was held
little short of a aln to mention them.
Our parenta did only what they con
ceived to be their duty In cultivating a
meek spirit within ua, but many of us
bear the acara from their acourglng on
our aoula. Children are abnormally aelf
conscloua and sensitive to criticism. Their
households are their little worlds, and
nothing that the big world ever d "a to
you in later life ever cuts to the quick aa
did being held up to acorn in your help
I know a handsome woman who would
be a regal beauty except that ahe holds
herself no per cent off of her looks in
stead of 20 per cent over them, because
she has never been ablo to get over hav
ing been habitually addre&aed by . her
mother ss "you ugly little thing" when
she waa a child. I know another woman
who still falls over her feet when alie
walks because the Idea that ahe waa
awkward waa so ingrained in ber in her
youth that she has never conquered her
one defect, but I know many men who
only lack Belf-confldence to make them
tucceasea inatead of failures.
I Of course, blatant self-ooncelt Is one
of the most Intolerable of faulta, es
pecially in the young. There Is n one
whoae society we ao loathe and whom
we go ao far to avoid meeting aa the
individual whoae conversation is one big
; "I." Tet, at the same time. It la not to
. bo denied that moat aucceaaful people
are egregious egottats.
We can only do what w think we can
do, and the measure of our achievements
is the measure of the thinga that we
is reallf one of our best think we can achieve. We muat believe,
a in- , absolutely in ourselves before we can in--!
aylre the confidence of others In ua.
These bromldic truths should be taken
into consideration by parents before they
set a remorseless heel on their children's
vanity, for it Is an inllsputable fact that
to make a girl or boy believe that she
ia Inferior to others dootna her or him
to a aecond place In the World.
We get only what we demand! from our
fellow creaturea. If we arc shy apd
deprecating and hang back nobody la
going to push us forward. Still leaa are
they going to inaiat on conferring on ua
any of the laurel crowns of life.
It would be Interesting to know how
many of the failures that we aee all
about us are the direct reaulta of the
conaclentloua efforts ef parents to aup-
lf-concelt in their children. Here
is a man of talent, but "he lacka "push,"
becaua in hla childhood be waa taught
to be humble and slani aalde to other
Here In a man at whose doora
! Don't Merely "Stop" a $
8tBh Tatar hat Caassa It ;X
ai the Cucb will
out how great his real abilities ara, be
cause he is timid and reserved, made
that way by his parents continually re
minding him of his faulta.
On the contrary. It is the bold, the af-
gresalve, thoae who have faith In their
own abilities, who succeed. Thoae who
win out are the people who believe they
can win and go in to win, and who are
assailed by no doubts as to their own
Of courae, there ia a very tins and deli
cate line to be drawn, on on aids of
which is proper self-confidence and on
theothcr self conceit. The ideal condi
tion Is for a man or woman to esteem
himself or heraelf highly, but not too
highly, to have faith in hla or her ability,
but not to be egotistic. Like other ideals,
thla ia seldom realized, and It's too aubtla
a distinction to be made plan to any
Therefore. Juat aa a good working propi
osition It is better to encourage a child's
self-conceit than It la to auppreaa It. By
the time he or ahe has fought his or her
battle with the world the world will have
pruned down the self-conceit Into self
confidence. After all, self-conceit Is the greatest
motive power In the universe. Vanity
and the desire to show off have been
the real mainspring of nine-tenths of the
big things that have ever been done. It
ia because he had 'to deliver th h.
that has made many a boaster a great
man. Parents do well to consider thla
phaae of the aubject before they try to
auppreaa eelf-concelt in their children.
The egotiat may not be a lovely, altru-
laiic cnaracter. but he aeta there.
Q. Mere Is a harasalng thing In fienaied
finance up from San Francricj, the
"Five young lod.ei entered a candy
store. Kach treated all of the othera to a
5i: glass of aoda, therefore:
Five girls nay ibc oach. nil payinctl X
Five other airln enter and repeat the
above, paying l.ifc'
Ton girls pay ottt for fifty aoUaa. . . $2.60
Six glrla came in and each treats,
all; six times thirty equals l.tW
Four later treat eairt and pay four
times 20c, or
Why should the first ten lmlio pay
10c leas than the second ten. when all
buy the same amount? Would It work out
even on the caah register? Wc. Including
two teachers, and all inathematii inna In
our neighborhood, will watch each morn
ing for your answer." FRED CAVAN-
A. I was entirely oroknn up when I
heard that teachers could not solve this
on sight in two minutes. Just in their
heads, without pencil or paper. That first
art of girls bought twenty-five glassful
of aoda-pop; the Siwond, twenty-five
glasses; the third, thlrtq-slx glaases, and
the four, slxtoen glassea. The first two
sets, fifty glasses; secon-l two acts, fifty
two, and put up 10 centa more that Is,
the first ten ladles did not buy the same
amount as the second delei'table set. and
Q. "Tho carbon present in the air
amount to about TOO.tiOO.OOO tona. The earth
has about 7,T0,om),0u0 tona of coal mine
able, by preant methods. In SiO year a
Is there any marked stimulation of plant
growth expected by science as the result
of Increase of carbon In the air? Or will
reduced quantity of aolar energy coin- ,
pared to that supposed to have been con-.
served by the atmosphere In former agoa
by expected to prevent It? "-W1L.L, If.
A. The pouring forth of carbon from
millions of chimneys Is an economio prob
lem, and leads to thoughts of man'n total
supply of ooal. During the millions of
years in the earth's carboniferous age
fixation of carbon by plants went on
uninterruptedly, save possible cessations
due to glacial epochs.
But now the process 1 reversed. Tons
of carbon pour into the air daily from
hosts of fires and furnaces. Within fifty
years this process has rapidly Increased.
And If the coal supply Is only 7.00,000.
000,000.000 tona, mineable deposits must
be exhausted In not very distant future.
No definitive data, can be given regard
ing the stimulation of plant growth by in
crease of carbon In the earth's a rial
envelope. But a few quantitative facts
and figures may be here given.
One eublo mile of coal, the average of
the different varieties, weights e.lM.OOO.OOO
tons. And 7,400,0000,000,000,000 divided by
this number equals 1.U7 cubic miles of
coal available to man, according to Mr,
The area ef the earth's surfaoe Is
197,360,660 square miles. The depth of the
atmosphere ef the earth Is not known;
estimate have been made of 200 miles
Krtom trtgonomert-ai measurement . of
paths of meteors when Inoandescent, the
air Is known to be at least lfo miles deep,
Then the addition of 1,117 cubic miles of
solid carbon, or the entire quantity ex
panded to gas, would be of about the
same effect as that of the marvelous
dilution of drugs with sugar of milk, by
our good homeopathlo brethren In their
strange vagaries. One cuble mile of air
a.t sea level weighs o.nw.na ions, ana
water Is 773 times more dense than air.
Rate of diminution cf solor enarmy ia
unknown. Circulation of electrons from
aun to sun may sustain them during mil
lions of coming years.
found rLPf, Alk?l M Vfer ; of the
in great iXh vVWAY Ql
rAiniJ'1 t,jiV i.. Vihr''';;:u , rxi left
quantities W'M ' Vfllvft
the MtMm of
By OAltRF.TT V. SKRVISS.
The really ancient history of the earth
is told by shells. The bones that geolo
gists find belong 'to relatively recent
periods. The true patriarchs were the
shell-makers, ancestors of the oyster
and the rlam.
It Is no very uncommon thing te find
shells which must he millions of years
old, ao perfect and beautiful that, at first
right, one might think that their living
Inmates had only Just quitted them. The
animals that existed ages before man's
appearance were as beautiful In form,
color and decoration aa those of today,
and the shells by which they lived and
which they bore with them, as we carry
our garments, have eutlaated fhe seaa In
which they grew and endured while con
tinents shifted their outlines like clouds,
and mountain ranges rose and sunk and
rose again like the crests of ocean waves.
A number of these symbols of long-
past life upon this earth of ours sre
shown tn the photographs on this page.
Those come out of the foundations of
England. They go ' bck In the Orea
Chalk Age, and the early epochs of the
Tertiary Age. Compare them with mod
ern shells, made by similar ppeclcs of
molluaka, and observe how enduring are
nature's fashions. Tou see, still, the
sains curve, the same etrlpes, the same
graceful spirals, mounting to a delicate
finial, the same proportions, tho same
manner ef turning the whorl of ' the
shell, now right, now left, or reveraed.
That mysterious thln.T railed life, mani
festing Itself In the gelatinous bodies of
these shell-making mollusks, has, for un-
friends. It warns us that there
Humiliation or obstruction in a danger
ous place. Therefore, when you et a
bad couirh don't proceed to dose yourself
witb a lot of drugs that merely "stop"
the roiuzh temporarily by deadening the
throat nerves. Treat the cause heal the
in 11a mod membranes. Here is a home
made remedy that gets richt at the cause
and will make an obstinate cough vanish
more quickly than you ever thought pos
sible. Put 2V4 ounces of Pinex (50 ecnts
worth! in a pint bottle and fill tlie.bottle
with plain granulated sugar syrup. This
gives vou a full pint of the most pleasant
and effective cough remedy you ever used,
at a cofet of only 64 cents. So bother to
prepare. Full directions with Piaex.
Tt heals the inflamed membranes so
?:entlv and promptly that you wonder
iow it does it. A Iao loosens a dry, hoarse
or titrht eouirh and stona the formation of
phlegm in the throat and bronchial tube, j Pres
thus ending the persistent loose cough.
Piryex is a highly concentrated com
nound of Xorwiv nine extract, rich in
guaiaool, and is famous the world over j people.
lor its healin cnect on ine meniuranes. opportunity knocks, but he doesn't
To avoid dlappo!ntment. ask your j answer the call, because he ia afraid.
drugsiat lor ". ounces of Fines, and jn, rrve waa destroyed by hit having
...... ..rMl .nyum- r.-. K'"" had his faith In hia own ability de-
tusniuw auiigiMi'iioii, .ir money ..u.ni.- . . .,
lv refunded, eoea with tl.i i.i eoaration. lr"d when he waa a boy. Hero la an
The l'inex Co.. Ft. W'avne. Iud. oilier man who never leta the world fu;d
RACCOONS WHIP NERVY MAN
Horace Kobinson of Kralthvlll. Md.,
l ad a thrilling experience In the top of
an oak tree recently with five raccoons
which he encountered while on his way
to visit a neighbor. When the blooiy
told aeons of time inspired their dull,
shapeless, unidentifiable brains with an
unchanging Idea, alwaya realising Itself
In the same beautiful material forma.
Geologlata know the ancient ocean
which covered the present alts of th
British Isles tn the; cretaceous, or great
chalk, age as the "chalk sea." and
Huxley remarked thai it was by the
population of the chalk sea that the an
cient end the modern Inhabitants of the
world were mose completely connected.
Tou can see something of thHt connec
tion1 In these pictures. ' Look at the Tour
spiral shells, representing the common
whelks of today and himllar animals liv
ing in the ancient sea. Aa Huxley has
said, when we find there modern fomis
scattered among the forms of other and
more numerous, ancient animals, which
vanished from tho living world agea ago,
they look to us "like Yankee peddlers
among the tribe of red Indians."
fee. If you csn Imagine any reason for
the selection of such forma as shells
present by the life-forces animating the
various species of soft-bodied, almost
shapelefcH, animals, cslled molluaka. Or
take the corala, another species of chalk
secreting animal', and obaorve the ex
quisite shapes and colors which whole
colonies of these little creatures, work
ing tpgether upon a common plan, have
produced In solid, semi-translucent, alabaster-like
material, stained with tints
of indescribable beauty.
Many shells equal. If they do not ex
ceed. In beauty of coloration and delicacy
of form, tho finest products of the floral
world; thry had these characteristics
countless centuries before man came
upon the earth to appraise and appreci
ate Its lieaulies:
serve, as In the
their heauty does not,
case with flowers, ta
the attention of other creatures,
like bees and ' butterflies, may
fertilise them; tne makers of these sheila!
do not ponseae tho faculty of Vision by
which they might admire themselves of1
their fellows,- and yet, all this beauty;
exialta, and. by persisting age after age.
shows that Its existence la part of soma
great creative plan which we cannot
even begin to comprehend.
One cnno get away from the wonde
which Is inspired by tho reflection that)
the same life force, or tendency, oi
whatever you may call It, whlcJV produces
one of these spiral shells today has been
in operation, in precisely tne same way,
for whole aeons of time, while other
life forces, producing other character
istln forms, are equally persistent.
The force of gravitation draws aJt
matter toward a center, the life forces
shape It Into an almost Infinite variety
of forms, and yet each of the life forces)
produces Its own particular result. Tou
lift up a handful of aand and let It go,
and gravitation makes it fall atraielit
down. Gravitation knows only that ona
act. Tou let the vital forces of a grow
Ing mollusk take possession of the isms
chemical aubstances and they are
shaped, with as much certainty and ln
variability of action as gravitation ex
hlbits. Into a spiral shell, whose every
turn, and every slope and shade of cum
vaturs. Is the same at the end ef a mte
lion years as It was at the beginning.
Uut give those substances to another
mollusk and lta vital forces Impart
very different form to them, but a form
that Is equally the result of an endurintj
Discipline as First Aid
o If we live on a worll that is a;
sphere, why does lta surface appear 10
be flat? M. Birrom, 8an Francisco. Cal.
A. Because It is so large 7.816 miles In
diameter. The curvature of the earth-
that is. fall of surface below a tangent
drawn anywhere is eight inches at ths
end of one mile, thirty-two Inches at the
end of second mile, seventy-two at third
mile, and so on for ends of miles,
amounts of depression below tangent be
lng eight Inches multiplied by the square
of the number of miles. The eye alone
cannot see this small curvature. Gravi
tation holds all things on the earth's sur
face; it is a force, but IU cause is ab
solutely unknown. A theory Is that this
form of attraction Is due In some way to
electricity, but this is a theory only.
Do You Know That
Foreign students to the number of 4,222
were In attendance at colleges and unl
verSlties of tho United eta tea last year.
These students are distributed over 175
dlffeient colleges, universities and schools
of technology. There were 594 Chinese
battle ended Kobinson fell from the tree atudenta and a much larger number from
completely exhausted. Three of hla rtba
were broken, a thigh waa badly hurt
and It ia feared he ia Internally injured.
The young man was passing through a
atrip of wooda when hs encountered the
raccoons. He followed them to a big
oak tree, which the animals climbed.
Thinking he could capture one of them
alive, Kobinson slso climbed the -tree.
But when he reached the raccoons they
showed fight and for fifteen minutes
the young farmer had to battle at a
great disadvantage to save bis life.
The raccoona surrounded blm, and
though he kept hla arms going like pis
ton rods, one of the animals every aow
and then would Inflict an ugly gash
with hia claws Oil some part ef his body.
I'.obinson kept up the fight tintll, com
pletely exhauated, ha fell to the ground.
He dragged himself to the country road,
where hla inoana were heard by his
father. W. 11. llublnton, who picked
htm up and carried hi in home Bal
The nundier of sheep estimated to have
been ahorn laat araaon In Australia and I
New Zealand waa 109.92,3M. Including
lambs, which produced aeven pounds and
twelve ounces per head Including la nibs
aa against seven pounds for the previous
Between lalu and July 1, 1914, 40,M Jap
anese arrived in the United Yates and
X.415 departed: In the same Interval 23,071
Chinese arrived and 26,406 departed.
Figures recently compiled show that
the preatent population of New York la
estimated at l,t33,M7, this being In Increase
In four years of us.om.
The Russian empire has sa are, mt
Including Internal waters, of IU&o,7.T
versls. or 8,417.118 English square miles
that is to Say, one-seventh of the lanl
tuiraie of lbs globe
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
A great many philosophers allow for
the fact that
'Tt Is eesy enough to be pleasant
When life flows on like n song,
But the man worth while Is tho man who
When everything goes dead wrong."
But they seem to omit one important
fact Juat aa well worth considering aa
how you take discipline aa why discipline
ta offered you.
Life seems to-offer hardship, suffering
and difficulty to the people who can bear
it, and out of bearing and enduring grows
new power to bear and endure atill more, j
Ana When man ia so inureu to irouuw
that he can face It without flinching or
whimpering, trouble ceases to wear the
lace of sorrow and becomes a plnasant
companion known merely as discipline;.
Almost all our greatest woea come out
of our Inability to discipline our own na
ture!. Beginning with the girl who rather
than endure the painful proceas of hav
ing a diseased nerve removed from a
tooth sacrifices the tooth Itsrlf, and to
rn e up through the scale of things to the
woman who divorces the roan she loves
rather than stay with hlra and help him
fight to conquer his weaknesses, we have
a world of women who suffer through
lack of self -discipline.
Eventually, the girl who saeriflcea her
teeth rather than suffer the pain of hav
ing them treated has all aorta of un
timely dental difficulties, and the woman
who Is too Impatient to help her beloved
conquer his weaknessea, and ao hastily
puta him out of her life, brings on her
aelf units pplness which a nature dis
ciplined to be patient and endure would
A recent novel auggeeta that the
"fatea" wouldn't bother to pile Buffering
after aufferlng on the hero'a heart un
less "they" had felt that he was worth
making into a great, strong, fine man.
After losing everything he values In the
world friendship, companionship, love,
the gift of writing popular novcla, hla
faith in hi own power to achieve, hla
truat in hla wife, hia pride In hla son, and
hla boyish conception of hia father aa a
man big (if only for evil) he cornea at
laat, stripped of everything, to the moun
tain tops, and there he knowa that.
standing empty-handed, uncompanioned
and desperate, he la still master of him.
aelf, the rider of the beaat of hla own
evil dealrea, and that he will, through dif
ficulty, attain the heights. ,
The reason for the diactpline of sorrow
and suffering Is to make ua all strong.
The way to endure thla discipline la, of
courae, to smile, however "dead wrong
everything goes. But aa a baric, princi
ple to help you smile and as un Incentive
to make you endure, remember this:
Discipline Is only given to people who ere
strong enough to endure It. Some power
is actually offering you
when It puts you to the acid test of suf
fering. This is the practical side ef dis
cipline, and It points the Way to the
splrttuul one: "Whom God loveth
Out of every sorrow you meet md en
dure bravely grows new power to en
dure, new strength to meet the demands
of life. Home day when a great enter
grncy arises. It you meet It well. It wilt
be becauae at rang th haa grown in youC
compliment heart In a "cumulative mass" due to all
the lesser emergencies you met bravely.
Borne dsy when a great responsibility is
offered you and you are able to fill the
He ! poBltlon, It will be becauae you mei
urrd up to a series of responsibilities.
No one resents growth, and the great
st "first aid" to spiritual, mental and
emotiona' growth Is discipline, '
Advice to Lovelorn
Leave the War Out.
Hear Mixs Fairfax: I am 22 yeara old
ami deeply In love with a girl of U yaara.
blncn I Ilia Km op n struggle Bhe keema
to Ignore rno, ua. our naiionalttiea differ
We am a lout to be engaged, and I ask
your advice If It would bn advisable to
do ao, be?tiBC trouble may arise be
tween ua after our marriage, owing to
our natl inullly? E. li. U. 8.
Vou and your sweetheart are both liv
ing In a country that Is mercifully re
move? from the aad Ruropcan struggle.
Don't bring racial differences Into the
peaceful life you are permitted tq lead
here. lie brosdnilnded enough to pity
all the warring nations, to feel' that you
ahare In the sorrow of all these suffering
peoples, and to find sympathy fur your
sweetheart In her natlon'a calamity aa
well aa your own. The war has nothing
to do with your love and marriage.
Don't be silly enough to .drag the cons
fllct Into your own lives.
Dear Miss Fairfax :' If a young lady?
cares for a .young man who is poor, but
honest and hyal. should she wait a while
or should she take her mother's advice
turn hlin aside, glvo up the Idea, of love
and consider her men friends as
"chances'' and marry the firat one who
otters her a good, comfortable home. a
man she repects for his good qualities,
but does not love as she can the poorer
A girl certainly should not marry fot
mercenary reasons, nor ahould she meas
ure men by their eligibility and power to
buy ber the comforts of life. Howeven,
no man who really loves a girl should In
fluence her sgalnat her mother. Rather
he should try to win over her mother tq)
faith In him and bis future success.
tar, s r
Pack J 'Cftf iL AjW
Of spaghetti and its allied prod
ucts. Dr. Hutchison, the famous
dietitian, says that they are ab
sorbed almost in their entirety.
Their rich gluten goes to make
brawn and tissue. And Faust
Spaghetti is 60 easy to digest. Its
enegy value, compared "with
meat, is in the ratio of 100 to 60 :
therefore it is ideal food for hard
workers and children. Writo for
free recipe book.
MAULL KROS.. St. Lows. U. S. A.
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