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THE HKE : OMAHA, WEDNKSDAY. MAKCll m. lDlo
faue Big Baffes ylrry Influence
in Producing Downpours of Rain?
By GARKETT 1. SEKVISS.
Again the question whether groat bat
tle sre capable of p' duvrn 'ruin,
through tha effects of the shocks tin-j
Parted to the air by long-continued and
violent cannonading, .
la being asked by
many persona, and
most of the Inquirers
appear to think that
the answer should
be In the affirma
tive on account cf
ihe frequent reports
of heavy rainfall on,
and around the pres
ent battlegrounds of
Europe. One corre
spondent goes ao far
as to express the
opinion that trie com-
motion of the atmo- Viri.
sphcro over the Eu
ropean continent during the last seven
mcnthe has reacted upon the state 01'
the weather on this side of the oeonn.
and provoked here i relatively dry and
But the simple fnr:t Is that neither In
Kurone nor In this co'intry has the char
iictT of the weather since the war began
been marked by sny abnormal features
that are not apt to occur In any year. It
Is tho magical effect of coincidence that
has persuaded to many persona to thlnli
that the battles themselves must be the
cause of the downpour which have
flooded the trenches of the contending
armies, and turned the roads and flelcis
about them lno morasses. Inasmuch as
the two things have occurred togethir
they are regarded as being, necessarily
related In the. sense of cause and e'fert.
It Is the same kind of logie which loads
to popular acceptance of the claims of
weather prophts, clairvoyants, chlroso
Phlsts and astrologer. An o casmnul
striking hit." or apparent hit. is sufficient
to produce conviction, especially in tlie
mind of a person i.rcdlsnosed t wonder
rather than to reason, and untrained in
scientific Iviliit of thought and methods
This snhjert,' the possibiliiy of prodi.c
ing, or inducing, rain by sho.'ltiii.? the
atmospliore, has, at least on-e. under
gone a lather thorough experimental In
vestigation.' and that under the auspices
of'our own congress and Department of
., Agriculture, at the expanse of the treasury
of the 1.utted States. It was In 1S91.
The -liaory of the productabllity of rain
by artificial agitation of the atmosphere
haying 'been, at that time, urged with
uncommon persistent and force: con
gress made an appropriation to pay for a
serlee of aerial bombardments, to be
conducted In Texas, under tho direction
of General Robert St. George Dyrenforth.
The experiments were made with giant
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Copyright. 1915, by Serial Publication
Ia the Clutch of the River Thieves.
"'- CHAPTER 11.
It was a nspow, but distinct 'chan
i.el. winding about amid a tangle of
shrubbery and marsh grrea and stunted
trees, with here and there a larger tree
ilslng from a mound nf solid earth. There
were high banks prc.tently and then a
tiny Isiar.d, In the cetyer of which was
Tells How Lyiia HPinkham's
Vegetable Compound Re
, , stored Her Daugh
. ter's Health.
Plover, Iowa. "From amaJl child
mv 13 year old daughter had female
I weakness. I spoke
I to three doctors
about it and they did
not help her any.
Lydia E. Pinkham a
pound had been of
great benefit to rm.
so I decided to have
her give it a trial.
She baa taken rive
bottles of the Vege-
I table Corn pound ac
cording to directions on the bottle and
she is curod of this trouble. She was
alt run down when she started taking
the Compound and her periods did not
com right. She waa ao poorly and
weak that I often had to help her drees
herself, but now she is regular and ia
growing strong and healthy." Mrs.
IJajitw Helvig, Plover, Iowa.
Hundreds tt such lettera expressing
gratitude for the good Lydia L Pink-
fll.. rvr.d has uom-
pUahed are constantly bcirg received,
(roving tbe reliability of this grand okl
If you are III do mot drag alor.g and
roatioaa to suiter day in and day out bat
at ooee taka Lydia 11 Pltik ham's Vege
table Coavpooad, a woman' remedy or
tt vast want sfterlal ad rice write t
If 41a E. Plashes Jlediclae fa. (eeefl
tall!) lass, leer letter will
read and aaswered ar
pjwder. tarried up In unmanned balloons
snd exploJed at a considerable elevation.
They were continued for a Ion period.
and .were not confined .to Texas General
ryrenforth ma.5e.a report favoring tha ,
view that, the explosions inancea rain- .
fall, but this was disputed by others, and (
one ot the observers averreo tnat inn
rain setn to foil had 'begun In advanre
of the exploslrns. The general conclu
sion of meteorologists wsa that the ex- !
ptrlmcnta hud failed to demonstrate the!
jn'Pdli'llllJf Ut llflliiF ,. - ....
Similar experiments have long been
i tried in France and Italy among the
i vine-growing d'strlcts, which often suffer
i terrible ravages from thunder storms ae
j companled by hall. Hundreds of "hail
I .. i i. i i .
the clouds of an approaching thunder
storm for the purpose of preventing the :
formation of hailstones. The theory l
that tho concussions and atmospheric j
disturbances set up by the cannon cause :
the moisture of the clouds to condense,
Into rain and to fall aa such instead of 1
being shaped Into hall. Many arrlcul- j
turltits have expressed confidence in the !
efficaclty. of the hall cannon, but the
reports of scientific Investigators heye
ben uniformly unfavorable.
It is frequently asserted that gieeit
battles are always followed by heavy
rain. If this wrre literally true. It would
no longer be a mere coincidence with
which we had to deal, but, on the con
trary, the burden of proof would rest
upon those who disputed the alleged
effect. In reality, however, there la no
proof to sustain the statement. Some
battles liavc. been followed by rain, and
others have not. There has never been
any attempt made to determine w'hat the
effect , of a battle upon the atmosphere j
Is. Nothing that could pass for scientific '
evidence on the subject exists. A great ;
many circumstances would have to be,
considered In Judging whether a rainfall
after a battle had any connection with
the shocking of the alr by the guns. '
Battles occur under conditions which
render It practically Impossible to make i
the scientific observations that would be !
Tet so .flitmg Is the popular . belief In I
this, legend that the Ljigllsh admiralty j
has .more than once been petitioned to i
fltnil Ih f i l I ll (7 if htvv Kina nnm r- 1
coast In harvest weather, because of the
conviction ,of the farmers that the con
cussions brought on rainstorms and thus
indirectly ruined their half-cured crops.
It may be added that a great conflagra
tion would be more likely than a great
battle to induce local rail fall, because
It might disturb the temperature of the
overlying air, and produce currents and
changes of barmetrie-" pressure such aa
play a part in nature's rain-making.
it at the Movies.
June, the bride" of Ned Warner, Im
pulsrvclv leaves - her husband on their
honeymoon because she begins to realise I
that she must be dependent on Mm for
money. She desires to be independent.
June Is pursued by Otlbert Blye, a
wealthy married man. She escapes from
his clutches with difficulty. Ned searches
distractedly for June, and, learning of
Biye's designs, vows vengeance on him.
a decrepit hut. June waa about to step
ashore when she hoard the low furring
of a motor. The cutter! Prom the sud
den shut-In-ness of the sound it had en
tered the Inlet. In terror June lumped
back Into the boat. The hut seeniod de
serted. There was no smoke rising from
from the chimney and no one U pro
tect Tier If she were found there alone.
She .was away In a Hash, circling the
Island. From the other side she saw
that the channel led sway Into the
marshes, probably to another Inlet, and
she had started to dart down this fonely j
waterway when suddenly sne riea a
rope trailing out Intor the water from
under some bushes matted with marsh
needs. The whir of the motor was rap
idly advsncing. She could scarcely hope
to escape unseen. Her wits sharpened
by her peril, she strered with anift de
cision toward the overhanging bushes. )
They parted as her prow ran into them,
and, bending low. she found herself shot
into entire concealment. The whir of j
the approaching motor grew loud. Quick
. - fiMuh June reached for tha telltale !
rope whicn oaa Deirayea mis mains
place and drew it under cover cf the
Uouder and louder grew the wnlr. It
was Just upon her. With her heart
beating so that her ears were full of
the sound of It June peered out through
ber leafy screen. Orin Cunningham! lie
circled tle Inland in his swift llttlo cut
ter, his keen eyes searching everywhere,
lla nassed within ten feet of her. Hhe
held her breath lest he might hear it. j
and once, aa his eyes turned full In her :
direction and she thought he had cer
tainly detected her hiding place, she al
He paised on, however, and, running
Ms light little boat Lahore, stepped eut
and went tip to the huU the only pos
sible place ot coticea'mvnt on tha Island.
June be Id a swift debate with herself.
Should she leave her concealment and,
running her motor at Its uuieleet speed,
slip away down that other channel while
Cunningham waa In the hut? That de
lta te as settled In an insiaai. inr up
Ihe other channel sllw! the swift little
speed boat carrying F.dvarda and lllbert
live, fllve'e dark, handsome) faca was
without "' "
"ore a lk of eomrn a. makla. a
Ending, he hurrwd up to the hut.
fullod by the plod-ling k-d wards
11 seemed ages W tr they came away,
ar.d they had apuarvatiy made a
thorough search for they even stoop
dowa aa they tame outside to pr un
der the stilted fouada'ioD amid the rub
bish IrKta had aocemuleUd there. Whoa
they had gn away Jeae reemaiaed for
a la tin la ber hi Una; star, ewt T
g:iy she vteeid frum nee beet aad erspt
Irurn br eonalaMnt. Thirst, tastdred
ky tie fer r nni.m.1.1, a
'rtea ler firts la sseittb a enetaa
From the Top
Above, Uttle Mies New York with her Japanese parasol green,
scattered over with birds of many colors. In the center of a bat of
black and white pussy willow taffeta on which Is a branch of cherries,
a muslin neckpiece outlined in black dots and a cane to match tha
frock. At the bottom, a black and white pussy willow checked taffeta
hat and a lined stock, ecru tinted, banded in black velvet ribbon.
hy WILLIAM F. KIRK,
wss lernlna a peece to speek ia akool
As long ss I
you hsve been
Friday ntte. I meen I was lernlng
the peers 1 am going to speek last nit
nest Friday ts the day I am going
to speek It. The name of the peece was
Ivory or sumthtng like that a It wss
about a king named Ilnry. He lived in
Navarre. I think that Is eumwsre In the
old country. It ts a very prtity mem, I
tbtnk. but It la pretty long, too, 1
am afrade I will not be abet to reemember
It. I'a Is all the time mixing me up by
looking at you. You think every fare
that looks at you Is a admiring face.
No. I don't, sed Pa. tut tbay Used to
like to bear ma skeep that peeve Bobble
Is lernlng. ,
But you dldent git thus two Mims the
wsy thsy ars In this boek. I sed ro Pa
la the book It says
- . .
be yure ort -
for me a ive fergits a gits the
the rong piaiore moar thaa I
Ma can t get hira to stop.
to be famus la any skoul far
deeclsUning. s4 Pa. The taev-bera al-
unflamme anyway? Pld you ever see s
orlralssnifw? sed Pa.
No. I acd.
ltd you ewer s rUiamae. Pa
I doaat hauw. e-l Ma, 1 pule sae
ways used to give ne tbe baxdeet ire
le ai.ak, hetkeue Utay knew fiat (
server forgot a line S thay knew how
ftr I Bad tbe lines A gl tbe true meea
ing of the poti. 'ow la that asms you
are rmlra. for Inauaa. I uses) le ary
frees were you aa i.y while plum
a teaks of war
1M il ia l o .r helle 0rn rSeers
lr old .Vaare'
ana owe ud ia
No. sed IX r
rf tK. new
ta Wink .he.. ' lag et sh-! e.e
s tt.e slminng faa '. anyjit.lt A levl).a
I n.e ik. le sr4 i I ,.i4 llora
of Her Crown to Her Toe
by Special Arrangement with Harper's Bazar.
And the lip thla spring i going to I
fie alkllite frirtilc of the laet new para
sol. Ami sh ptraxils as we shall en.ioy
for the next eight inofithsr The woman
who knows has already visualised the
summci pln ground: she sees the grand
stands a bluse of color, vying with the
tupa of the coaches, and great splashe
of blillianl color dotted over tho Riven
sarl. The if).", puvasel would fill ith Jjy
the heart of the most asolrin colnrirt.
takhl has never used color with a more
generous blush than the makers of this
srmmcr's parasols. A single parasol will
reflect ell Ihe tints of the rainbow and
yet so cleverly are Ihey Mended that
theie la nothing carlsh, nothlifg to of
tvnd the most fastidious of women.
It Is a question whether we have Im
proved upon the picture parasol of the
Jspsne.e mai'lcn, hut we have rung In
several variations, all more or less anma
Ing. The shape we hae used In many
ajs. We have even Americanized It to
the extent of using It for a conservative
I'la.k and white striped silk. The effei I
Is wonderfully good. The woman who
knows declares that she intends to carry
one wlih her white linen and shantung
Again we have made it of green silk,
end on the Inside have embroidered birds
or many colors. There Is the same flat
shape, with many rihs. as In the paper
parasol which In childhood's happy hours
we carried with such pride over our heads
that should have been filled with some
thing more Inspiring.
Another parasol, which might claim an
India origin, has also many gores of
widely i Irregular width, and this Is de
veloped In taffeta: one of the bright
hues which the sun cannot dim, com
bined with striped silk, fllks. patterned
In curious Egyptian ami Russian designs
and carried out In blues and reds, yel
lows and greens, are shirred Into many
gores, each tip ending in a great amber
Kvcn the black and white combinations
have their touches of color. And one ot
the prettiest sun shades is the black and
white striped parasol, with a border of
purple and white blocks, which Hmmy
Wehlen carries In "Tonight's the Night."
There are parasols with covers of tha
plain colors battleship gray, soldier blue,
et cetera. so X am told, and perhaps you
can find them, hut the woman who
knows Insists thot she wse so blinded by
the others that she did not see them If
they were present. '
Ppeaklng of parasols reminds me that
csnes must receive serious considers Hon.
They are no longer subjects of ridicule
. for our friends, the Joke makers, ut
a part, and not necessarily a minor One,
of the trot-about costume. One of the
best looking canes I have seen reoently
is the one picked up by the Woman Who
Knows, and she delights In it because
she can match her gown in the cover.
And isn't there always a comforting,
well-groomed air given by accessories
which match, that can be accompanied
ly no other means?
Miss Margaret Arbuckle made tbe lorg
nette brigade take a second look through
their' glasses when sht appeared one
morning at Palm Beach carrying a cane
from which apparently dangled a
woman's leg. It was a clever bit of carv
ing, for tbe leg was shapely, the ankle
trim, and the foot long and slender.
If you would forget the snow snd
sleet, snd hasten the spring by tutting
your thoughts on It, tske heed for the
morrow snd prepare for yourself some
linen blouses. Vou will wsnt all you
can lay your hands on, for they will be
the correct, complement to the tailored
suit this spring. And the shops are go
ing to charge a pretty penny for them
with linen as scares as It la today, snd
no more from poor Belgium for many
a day. Tha severest and simplest mod
els will have a little hemstitching aa
- decorations, and perhaps turka. Others
will be elaborately embroidered.
You sed It was Longfrfll
Jb so It was, sed Pa,
salm morning he rote
red all about it.
Mister WbllMer role
think, sed Ms, it this peer
Is learning to resits ass
I gueei that I mite as
Ihe evnlng see aum
you, deer. Ma sed to Pa.
have knowa you, she sd,
able to admiring faces
Ta- A'en my owa family
In my superior kaowleda
think It s lme for rae
at hoain. Tlen Pa put on
.Bobble. sM Ma. did ou
i Navarre was for s hsnet
helmet e go out? Ov shed
... . - t ur, Dr in ivarv.
liammed today the 111-1 M
n-l of Ns.arr. y()TJ Xj,0W
Then th book ks rons. sed Pa. Thar
w.senl ssythlnc ia hat scm of I-g- Th , , vth
feUow s about a oilflamme What U a 1 ...
wlin rngineerlna sad d
uiuMi ronaetrad with mialng
Aa experienced aeronaut aaaeils liiat ,
th math day f th rnoa is ih
I alii y f tb slaw tty-si. aitd l,
e'eiorb ia be ariirana th riauVt but
th Pious So.
dMent se eae aai. ,
ever say a nflaam. ! Tlir, t0 m fbl a
- T '. bmn wi,.,t, waa plaesd
b-Mtas tkat lhay t d- M
a l"t ef a. f.eld j . ilr, M , f
kiieie lsilelwe e -set I It
ta- ov 'td
Only the sun can eclipse in brilliancy the silk parasol shown at the
top, patterned in red, yellow and green; also the blsck ana white toqu?
and tbe lacy side frill. In the center is the dunce rap glorified into a
creation of Milan and Georgette satin with a military veil: striped blue
and white neckpiece and tan and black chocked boots. Below, a leg
horn hat, clouded In chiffon and gay with dahlias and a lace fichu.
he rot that the
Maude Mu'ler. I
Meuoe MuUer. I
much moie sensitive If the air surround
ing it Is ratefled by heating
Walrrproif tenia, bags and rugs ar ! extract, rich in guaiaool, which ia as
usually male from camels' hair, which ' besling to the membranes.
i. ,. ked o, ,n the.lr,n. VXTZZl
Kor many year. the population of &9JjS
fiermany has been Increasing at the rate , ,T f,, Kor, wlth this preparation
of about 'joi.oin a year In 171 the pop- : xn, l'mex Co., i'U Wayne, lad.
ulation was 41,v.mn, and by i1 It had
risen to almost ..AnflnO. , .
that Bobble I
role by a rent
well go out for
of the boys, sed
any longer. I
to slop talking
his hat A- went
see -Sew glad
to put a his
mom, e leern
u - i .Mn im
and oil an the friction points
typewriter. J-ln-Ooe ia the highest
duality and loweet-rf iced type- !
writer oU. tquaily food b
machine, numbering re
Cbk punrbes. A Dictionary eg
bundled otner bums
every bottle. 10c, lit,
wreaig..t - ra
lh - r sarty l is
.( ir,e ran rt
m aJ t lores. ft
f-X-S L WivOn OH Co- H
lly KIK3AR LK IEN lARKIN.
tn a re cut article t asserted that
psycholoKy is not a science. This as
sertion hns brought a letter from Oak
hind In which the writer asks a series ol
questions' oh psychology:
"If Vyhology, as you say. Is not s
silence . aiil pi'crtulugy Is, why is It
; that phrenology Is' tabooed In college
'and psychology la featured In many of
them"" 1 .
I C'i "Since phrenology Is the only science
tlmt deals with the brain as the organ
of the mind, wluv la it not made use of
In schools and colleges?"
tH "Uliould not phrenology, aa sn In
ductlve phliosophy, he made a part of the
school system of the country?"
riirenology Is not a science, not a thing
In It Is even remotely scientific. Phren
ology literally means. In Kngllah from
ilreek, a talk about the mind. But no
trace of a clew as to what tho mind Is
has ever been discovered. Not even a
theory has leen formed as to the nature
This uhsur.l fake of feeling "bumps"
In the skull is too ridiculous for the
twentieth century. Suppose that one's
aknll Is thick where a protuberant ap
pears and Ihe next victim's cranium Is
thin? That Is bone, not brain.
1 The great works now published giving"
j results of critical studies of the brain are
I triumphs of sklM and exploration. But
, their authors would not presume to tell
j what the mind Is. It aeems that they
; have tried out every test In research on
j the brain areas by stimulating and nar
' eotlslng with drugs and chemicals, hy
J mechanical irritation, pressure, etc., and
! by electrical applications to the brain
j tissues.1 A goodly number of facte re
; Eardlng centers of mental activities tisa
been discovered, like Increased depression
, and cessation of thought, variations In
thought, response to these applications,
snd many kinds of actions of mmd on
i body nerve". emotions. rulsebeata '.
i these and many more teats In common'
I tiso hy alienists and mentallat.
But with his formidable array of facts
the nature of mind Is unknown. But not
one of these valuable modern scientific
facts was secured by means of that, hal-'-luclnatlon
Hailing under the name pren
ology. But let things of this kind,
even the word phrenology, be kept out
of the public schools.. , r
I did say that psychology Is . not, a.
science. These hooks filled with re
sults of cilreful research are valuable,"
but they are not yet based . on a known
and proven law of nature. For two
brains, area for area, cVnrwrad even by
mlcrscoplc research . Into sells, nerve
fibers and texture, may not present the
slightest difference, yet mind expressing
In one may be able to weigh a hundred
million iins and In the other not be able
i to learn to read.
.To clean xlne? dip a piece of flannel In
paraffin, and with it well rub the sine,.
which should then be washed with hot
water and soap to remove the smell of
the oil; polish with s dry ctoth.
For grit In the eye apply a drop or two
et castor oil; it relieves the Irritation.
It -la difficult to keep one's complexion,
nice In the round of cooking and cleaning.'
When waalilng .chamois leather, let as
much soap as possible remain' In It.
How To Get Rid of at
, Dad Cough
A Home-Wade Keaaedy that Will
Do It Qalckly. Cheap suae
If you hare a bad cough or chest cold
tluca refuses to yield to ordinary
dies, get from any druggist 2Vi ounces
of i'inex ("0 cents worth), pour into a
pint bottle ami till tbe bottle with plain
granulated augsr syrup, btart taking
a teaspounful every hour or two. in 24
hours your cough will be conquered or
very nearly so. tven wboopinK cough ia
ereatlv relieved in this wsy.
'lbs above mixture makes a full pint
a family supply of the finest cough
syrup that money could buy at a cost
of only 64 cents. Kssily prepared in 6
I mum tea, Full directions with i'inex.
I Ibis I'inex snd Sugar Syrup prepa
I ration takes right hold of a cough and -j
gives almost immediate relief. It loos
' eos the dry, bosrse or tight cough in a
t ! II.. - I.. .1.1- At
way luat is rraii.r innaiuuin. Aiao
quickly iieals tbs iotisnied membranen
which secompanv a psinful cough, snd
stops the tormation of phlegm in tbs
lliroat snd brom hial tubes, thus ending
the persistent loose cough, txcellent for
bronchitis, spasmodic croup and winter
coughs. Keeps perfectly and tastes good
children like it.
Puiex is a special and highly eoncen-
l t rated eomnound oi genuine Norway pin
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Not too larte, vet larse
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l H i pmt esy
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Cas'.s toeaw k I. er tusie
tx e as t.S pm eeg
of yoa j
ax hi ne. 1
f i v.
icsa aa held la strict cvafJ4a. J
tl ! uUj4 Ttmo'iut I
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i a .uli its ! M Una )rm I ei eaam.a. I lell le , b( s
ROT L. MOWN,
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