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By JAXK MLK.YX.
A wide sea waste with lowering clouds
8weeplng above the roll of foam.
Pale rain ghosts clad' In misty shrouds,
A ship at sea sails spread for home.
And rain, wind maddened, shivering by
Till westward gleams the first clear sky.
Long lashes cast discreetly low,
The quivering of a tender chin.
Rose color In a wavering glow,
Storming the tide that swells within.
Till with the tears that quickly dry
Eyes misty still, the storm sweeps by.
Mn . Sunday Very Wrong
in Criticizing Religions
' . . Rvivalit, Who Is lWing Much (tood In IVruliat- Way
Hnrts Helf and Can ho by I'sHews Itenunrlnlion of
Other with Different llelicfs.
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
(Copyright.. IMS.. Star Company.
The world Ja composed of many klr.ila
f f people, of many -Intellects In various
atBgas of development. ."
Thousands of people possessing- good
minds are yet In-
7 S !
.capable of phllo
Jhey cannot think
f t bines out for
cannot read and
digest what they
lead.', and they
cannot form con
clusions of their
Bueh people are
by any strong
casts Its beams
upon their path.
""Whether it be the
lurid light from
the underworld or the bright light from
' fairer realms. 8)iq& people are easily
made converts., to any religion which
travels by the electrio waves of revivals,
and It la a blessing) to them to be con
certed by good Influences, in place of
being controlled by evil ones.
Mr. Dowle, a few years sgo, converted
more than a million men and women,
fcullt a whole city and amassed a laree
fortune by bis strong magnetic methods
cf pfnppunding. ,wht hK believe to be
the only gospel In the wortd. lie re
claimed elnijet feforme4drunkards and
revolutionised certain strataa of society
wherever be went Now we have Mr.
.Sunday, who Is doing a similar kind of
service to the world. In a similar way.
.Ml honor to him, and may blessings fol
low In his footsteps.
But Mr. 8unday must not become too
conceited, and he rn'iat beware of mak
ing himself ridiculous. He has done this
already by some of his utterances. For
instance, the following:
"The Congress of Religions at the
"World's fair in Chicago was a humbug.
It was as bad as Blevatskylsm, New
Thought. Christian Bclrnce or any of
the rest of them. It was like the doc
trine of reincarnation, that tells you not
to shy a brick at that tomcat on the back
fence because It is your neighbor's dead
daughter who took singing lessons come.
V liacic to Ufa in another form.
J "They are 3 per cent mental suggei
f tion. t per cent religion, S per cent roo-.
dooism and W per cent humbug."
Such statements as these brand Mr.
.Sunday ss an ignoramus, and they are
sura to limt his field of usefulness. Once
there was a blind negro, of arrested
mentality, called "Blind Tom.'.'
H. viiM Tint thaA notes, and knew
nothing of the science of music, yet ho
y possessed a marvellous gift of imitation,
I and he could play great compositions
N . Perfectly, after hearing them once. Uo
gave much pleasure to his audiences for
many years and was considered a won
der. But had Blind Tom made the asser
tion that Mozart, Handel, Beethoven and
all the other mighty composers and all
the performers of immortal music who
gave their , lives to its study, were
'humbugs," and that his method cf
making muelo was the only method, then
he would have been very ridiculous In
And that la Just what Mr. Sunday has
done in making this statement It
T"J tf -d The Most Imposing
he Uoddess Story Ever Cre,ted:
Motion Picture Serial and
Read It Here
-See It at the Moviea
Ireaohed lil.i last Incarnation, and there
fore had become "one with Ood"l. and
fenl limitless sympathy and kinship for
all ores ted thinps; a philosophy which !
utterly obliterate the thong-hit of self
snd rerder the . mind Inculpable of any
ptirpoau or devtr which conflicts with
universal good. That la what Thec.sophy
and reincarnation mean to those who
have the . brain to comprehend them.
Chrltt taught reincarnation.
When asked who Is John the Baptist,
Christ replied: "If ye will receive It, this
is Ellu which was for U come. He that
hath ears to hear, let him hear." tflt.
Matthew, chapter zl).
New Thought Is a practical working
phase of Thcosophy. New Thought
teaches us that Ood Is all that Is real in
the, .universe, and that It wo practice
"the presence of Ood" in our dally Uvea
ami think of His as light, health, useful
ness, prosperity, happiness, peace and
power, jvill need no other conversion.
Theosof hlsts and New Thought disciples
understand that people like Mr. Dowle
and Mr. Sunday have their place in tho
soheme of the universe, Just as "Blind
Tom" had his place In music. But ss
"Blind Tom" did not presume to deny
Handel and Mosart their place also, It
would be tistcful and wise were Mr. Sun
day to refrain from bis ignorant and
misleading references to greater minds
and their greater philosophies.
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The three financiers and Professor Stilliter see the little Amesbury girl, who is later to occupy such an im
portant role in their great scheme.
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX. j
"What Is the meaning of a stamp
placed upside down on . the left hand (
lower, corner of an envelope?" writes J. j
w. n - . .
I should say that It meant, that the
writer was a- very silly, person, guilty of
extremely bad taste. The stamp language
X do not know, and of my lack of knowN
edge I am proud. Of what possible use
can it be to litter , one's mind with -such
nonsense as languages of stamps and
flowers, and? alt the. silly subterfuges foe
sending messages that might far better
be-coaueyed In sane human fashion?
Every day I get numerous letters beg
ging me n all seriousness to explain the
language of flowers, the secret of what
day in the week la best for a marriage,
the usefulness of wearing one's birth
stone, the signal code of stamps on let
tera and numerous silly and useless
The meaning of these questions is that
far too many of us have no serious In
terests In life,-no constructive desire to
do things, and stand or fall by our own
ability or merit Too many of us, 4lf
not actively superstitious and foolish
enough to Interpret chance occurences
as bearing on our own lives, still imagine
that by the talismans and charms and
secret rites we can get ahead a bit in
love or work. .
The language of flowers Is beauty. The
day of the week for a marriage is the
one you happen to select. Wearing your
blrthstune won't get you a promotion in
business if you waste time due your
work In admiring your jewel. The little
"stunts" you do or don't do may amuse
you and are well enough if you relegate
them to their place with childish play
like that of the days when you had a se
ea Tesaaor Barclay
a Tba aeaasse-
' cons tfta "Xost srotabie ' rtg-'
. vrea la America Uteretnrs)
Dramatised Into a Photo-Play by
nam w. ooDDAjgvo.
Th Parlls of raoUs"
. The Ssploita of aBatae"
hardly calls for a reply; but the really lcret language of the "boyibus, glrllbus"
good work which Mr. Sunday does in
helping a certain type of drink victim to
give up his vice, and In turning the
thoughts of the masses toward serious
things (even If only temporarily), make
one who has the welfare of the world
at heart sorry to see the man put him
self in such an unfavorable light.
The big -souls who took part in the
Congresa 'pf Religions at Chicago were, j
compared to Mr. Sunday,' what Mozart
and Handel and Beethoven were to
"Blind Tom." Vlvakananda was at that
time a youth of 30, yet he was a giant
in brain, heart and soul. His knowl
edge, his eloquence, his utter selflessness, ;
Ms broaa spirt, of liberality toward uli I
religions, his complete absorbtlon in ms I
love of Ood and his desire to help the
world made htm a remarkable figure
and a splrtual uplift to all who had the
privilege of meeting him.
Annie Bosant Is one of the greatest,
best and most useful woman Ood ever
sent to earth. Yet Mr. Sunday would in
clude her in his category of "humbugs."
Meanwhge Mr. Sunday shows hla
appalling Ignorance in his effort to be
witty at the expense of theoaophy. The
philosophy of reincarnation doea not
teach us that the souls of our friends
enter Into the bodies of animals after
death. Mr. Sunday hss no right to make
such statements. The minds of some of
his llstenem may be as undeveloped as
his own, and they might take his state
The writer of this article ia a The
oeophUt. and stia resents any false rep
resentation of a philosophy which, if un
derstood, must make every . Intelligent
mind aaore God as tba (Yeator, love
Chrut as the perfect brother (who had
But don't try to make any of this non
sense mean anything sane people will
think you Silly, and the- time you waste
in making codes and signals belongs to
the more serious business of finding out
what work snd life ami responsibility
(CJopyrUsht, 1315. by Star Company.)
The little 'Amesburg girl was of an ae
when most .Impression do not long sur
vive. 'She .'would neither remember her
father Jtortier mother nor her nurse, nor
her Indian ''dress, nor the playhouse, nor
the ' see-saw In' the woods; but always
she had a vague recollection of three
great and, important personages, who
treated her as if she were more Important
than they werd, and who on parting from
her bowed over her chubby, dimpled hand
and kissed It for all the world as It she
bad. .been a prtneees. It wasn't exactly
a reoollectlon either, for she did not re
member their faoea nor how they came
Into her life, nor how they departed. It
was more like a dream, only fragments
of which here and there survive In the
waiter's mind.' It wasn't altogether a
pleasant dream. There mingled with It
a certain something of the essence of
nightmare.. Whether It was snot her man
In the background or some monstrous
beast with extraordinary large, black-
rimmed eyes she did not know.
It is curious that she should remember
a Uttlo of all this and nothing of that
message which came presently from the
housea message bought by one servant
to another and crudely blurted forth in
the hearing of a child.
"Come quick. Mary, and bring the baby;
the mlsaus is dead." She does nut I
member running to the house between
two women, dragged by the hand, and If
she did it is moat likely that she should
remember only the novelty of the swift
locomotion, anc1 not the reason that called
The little Amesbury girl continued to
live on In her father's house. The law
said she mlirht until things were straight
ened out There were no relatives to In
But it wss a strange life. There was no
longer any discipline In the bouse; even
the trained r.urse with a face like a
horse had to go. The servants began to
neglect their work and to sun use them-
aelves. There were always "gentlemen
friends" In th kitchen. Often the lights
did not go out till very late at night
An-t there were always great goings on
I and laughter at Jokes that could not have
! been half as funny as the laughter was
! loud. Nt:rse began to neglect her charge.
She would tell her not to go off the plassa
till she came back, while she herself
scuttled off to the big kitchen to take
part In the conversations and the flirta
tions and the continual round of good
things to eat and drink.
The little Amesbury girl was not a
philosopher. Had she been, she must
have noticed win some cynicism that
when laboring people get a little liberty
lend power they do not necessarily make
the best use of them, but try at any price
to have a good time, Just the wsy rich
But being neglected by nurses has its
advantages, for Tommy Barclay came
every day to play with her, and often
many times in one day. He was a much
better nurse than nurse was. He knew
more games and stories; be wasn't al
ways "sharp set" for a cup of tea; he
wasn't always breaking up a game right
in the middle to talk to a mounted po
liceman. Sometimes the policeman dis
mounted and sat with nurse on a fallen
Advice to Lovelorn
A vol If I SB.
Dear i.Mss Fairfax: I knew a young
man three weeks when he proposed to
me. I promised to answer In a month.
Meantime he broke an engagement with
me without explaining. The following
week he came to tell me he had met
another girl with money, who waa willing
to marry hlin at ones, but he gave me
the first rhano. either to marry him or
give him up. I told him If he cared a
snap about me the money queation ought
not to be mentioned. He lelt me, but
found the girl did not have the expected
amount. Now he haa come back to me,
apologizing for his actions, with a
promts that no other girl, no matter hew
pretty or rich she may be, will aver be
able to tempt him. Now. war Miss Fair
fax, ought I give him another chance or
shsll I give him upT ANXiOl'8.
This young man la disgustingly mer
cenary and does not deserve your friend-'
ship surely not yoar love. He practically
gave you up for a girl he thought wealthy
and then deserted her when he found
her financial state not up to his expecta
tions. Jt seams to me that be deserves
no further consideration from any self
respecting girl and in your heart of
hearta you wllr find no respect for him
and coneequently no love worthy the
Iear Miss Fairfax: 1 am
gaged. I have known the man four years
and of late he brings his sister with hlin.
Thla I do not conalder proper and I want
r sura avic. jj, jj,
tou are right about this matter and I
siiouia nave a irana talk with your
fiance. Perhapa he haa some very good
reason for his actions. You might have
a talk with both of them, which win
clear up everything.-
Dea't Let Oatslders Make Tremble
Lear Mlaa Fairfax- I am In love wltl
a vrv nlc vnnnv f.llAw U- k. . i -i
photograph In hla watch and hetold me
n wm ma Hisicr. I rupte me he
uuii v siiy sutler.
Tell tha maa you love Just what ye
nave neare. and ask -him to toll you
truly whether or not ba was )oking with
.you .When he said he had. a. stater rv.n-t
allow either Jealousy br the gossip of
ouuioers to Interfere in your friendship.
tree. Often she got giggling so that h
had to put hla arm around her to keep
her from falling off. Sometimes hr
would pretend that she was his little
"baby" (that Is what he called her) and
make her sit -on his lap, and then he
would hug her and kiss her, she laugh
ing and screaming and pretending to
But Tommy Barclay wasn't such a fool.
He took good care . of her all the time,
and she loved him with al her heart.
That night about 13 o'clock, nurse's
bed In the little Amesbury's room was
empty. The house was In darkness, ex
cept for the kitchen. From this came
sounds of revelry and of a Victor talk
ing machine. The little Amesbury girl
dreamed that a man with immense,
black-rlmmed eyes was bending over her
and she waked with a scream.
For once In her lire she had dreamed
true, for Prof. Stilliter was bending over
her, and the fingers of his left hand
were clasped almost chokingly about her
baby throat In hla righ hand he held
before her eyes a lump of rock crystal
the else and shape of a hen's egg. The
crystal appeared to exercise an lnstsnt
fascination upon her. She forgot that
she was afraid and that rhe wanted to
scream for help, (the even forgot tho
presence of Prof. Stilliter. She thought
Indeed that she was ail alone and that
somebody had opened a door through
which she was at liberty to look Into
Very far away she heard a voice that
said very quietly. "New you can't
Of course, she tried to, but found that
she couldn't. ' f ' '
"And now," said the voice, "you can't
do anything unless I tell you to. Oet
up." She slipped obediently out Of bed.
"Dress yourself." said ths voice.
For the first Ime in her baby life the
little Amesbury girl dressed herself. Sbs
even tied her own hair ribbon In a
presentable bow knot and buttoned her
own tiny boots.
Prof. Stilliter had long since slipped
tho crystal back Into Its leather' case
Into his pocket The spell of hypnotism
which he hsd cast over her by Its means
would last as. long as he chose.
"Show me," he said, "where nurse
keeps your coats and hata" He selected
a hat for her and her warmest coat.
"Now. give me your hsnd," he said,
"and don't make any noise." He led her
downstairs and out Into the night. .
Science for Workers
Jlj EDO All Lt'CTKN LARKIX.
Question "WI'.I you kindly explain the
cause of the CJttlf Stream? Why Is It
so warm and why haa It such s. powei -fnl
currc-nt?" John Drew, Lawrence.
Anewer-The Oulf Hreant la l auaed by '
currents, as follows: The southern
eriuatnrlHl current In the Atlantic ocean
splits into two dlvlaiona at Cape ft.
Itnmie. me branch, the Brasil current,
la deflected south to the River Platte:'
1 and branch second flows northwest tc
j ward the West Imlles and mixes with'
' water of the northern equatorial cur
rent, and these two drifts, biocsea ny
land In the shape of an angle, raise the
level of the water In the Oulf of Mexico
and Caribbean sea and In the whole area
eutsMe of the West Indies. This con
gestion is telle ved by the most rapid
and voluminous current In the world.
The Oulf Stream flows from southeast
to northeast. There is a wall of coM
water hotween It and tha east cosat of
the 1'nited States. It splits, part going
to the west Cosst of Africa sml a pari
to the Ilt-ttisli Islands.
The best from the equatorial sun n
conveyed Into northern latitudes sml
I greatly modifies the climate . of luirtli
'. western Kurope. Its clear ut walls of
warmer water and its dlie't'cn o flow '
within deep and much cooler water ai
probably determined by the contour of the
ocean floor. Thus, the water forced be
tween high hills on the bottom of the sea.
by proeaui-e In deep waters of the gu'f
would still flow In the same genersl
The study of oceanic currents ta one of
the most fascinating studies of modern
science. Trade winds, the rotation of
the earth and equatorial flows of vssl
masses of water mortify the cllmste of
the entire earth. ,
Question "Please enlighten me on the.
"1. Can circles be squared? If so, for
1 What causes the desdenlng of
sound of a violin when a mute is placed
en the bridge? Thla mute la merely a
piece of ebony and only comes In con
tact with tha bridge. Does the mute
ahanrb the vibration? Please answer In
The Bee." Walter C. Otp. Manitowoc.
Answer 1. About three times each year
during fortjr-four years t hava published
that the circle cannot be squared by
using a finite number of terms, and In a
length of time to do the work in less
than an Infinite time. . Both Impossible.
There Is no purpose save Idle curiosity.
S. The mute dees what Is called damp
ing ths vibrations of violin strings In the
substance of the bridge. The materials
at tha bridge transmit vibrations from
strings to the materials ef the violin a
harmonic rates. And - fashioned - with
rare. Then add more material and rates
are changed the vibrations cannot ac
tuate the Increased quantity of matter.
The words absorbing, quenching, de
stroying, damping vibrations may all be
(To Bo Conlnued Tomorrow.)
In making buttonholes, rub soap ea the
matsrisl ' before cutting buttonholes In
serge or tweed. Tha soap holds the
threads together and prevents) them from
fraying during the making.
Before cleaning oat a fireplaca sprinkle
a good handful of tea leaves among the
ashes. This irukes the ashes lift more
easily, and prevents the dust (rem flying
about the room.
Pickles should be stored for st least
one month before being opened. This
will Improve their flavor.
Franklin's massive person
ality dominated and over
shadowed the eighteenth
century. You don't have to
be a strict vegetarian to '
tain success in any depart
ment of endeavor, but if you cut down your
supply of meat you should eat
Ifoireddledl ' WIhigr
which contains more real nutriment than meat or eggs is more easily
digested and costs much less. Get "the Shredded Wheat habit" and
learn what it is to have good digestion, muscular Tim and clear
brain. A man's food for a man's work. A woman-saver because it is
ready-cooked and ready-to-serve. Try it for breakfast with milk or
cream. Eat it for lunch with berries or sliced bananas and cream.
Made only by The Shredded Wheat Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
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