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Things ' You Will Want :-:
If a Dead Star Hit the World
Lighten Labor with Smiles
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By GAKItKTT P. RERVIS8.
Drerybodjr knows by heart the ominous
passages of Scripture In which "man
and rumors of. wars" and other violent
upheavals In human affairs are s'gnl:l
wita the rinal ca
tastrophe which Is
to close the present
mankind. There Is,
then, ho cause for
wonder In the fart
that great num
bers of people are
Inquiring with real.
If partly concealed,
whether the re
loosing of the spirit
of war may not
mark the opening
hour of tha awful
y tha famous hymn,
dieted by Pavld and the Hibyl. ' j
This leads at ones to tha question whnt
science has to say alraut tha possibility
of and "end of the world." There has
wired, from seme time In the last
eantury, the notion that astronomers hsd
proved, with mathematical certitude, that
earth and tha solar system are Immortal.
In truth, however. If they have proved
anything on this subjwt It Is that neither
tha earth nor tha solar system, of which
tha earth Is a member. Is Immune from
Am far as physical possibility goes,
oience knows no reason why the world
may not reach Its consummation In such
a manner that the accompanying phe
nomena would bear an astonishing re
semblance to tha dreadful scenes de
pleted In tha Biblical prophecies.
Soma of the ways In which science
foresees that tha earth may cU-ce Its
career as a habitable globe require an
enormous lapse of time, and It may be
confidently averred that the crisis In
such cases .could not arrive for manymll
Tlons of years. For Instsnce, trs sun
Is doomed to uttlmste extinction.' In
rrome 1,000.000 to 10,000.000 years' It will no
longer send enough rsdlont energy to tlie
earth to keep life going here, and thus
the earth must slowly frees.
T)ut this gradual process of extinction
wss not what tha scriptural wrttrrs had
First, it may be run down by a "dead
star." Astronomical collisions, once re
garded as mere speculative possibilities,
are known to occur, and sometimes on a
stupendous scale. The most reasonable
explanation that has been found for the
occasional appearance of new stars Is
tl.at prevlounly Invisible bodies of enor
mous mass have come Into violent col
lision in (he depths of space and, through
the transformation of their klntlc energy
Into heat, have been largely. If not
turned Into Incandescent gas and
Idenca Is overwhelming that ce-
acs remains grest numbers of
rk b idles which once, prohibly. glowed
!s stars, or suns, and that they, like the
visible stars, such as our sun, are speed
ing in vsti'tus directions with velocities
'amounting to mnny miles, and sometimes
to hundrers of miles per second.
If such a msss should plunge Into the
solur system the disastrous consequonces
!arg easy to forsee. A budy of that kind
could not be seen until It hsd got near
enough to reveal Itself by the sunlight
reflected from Its surfsce, and after
It had reac hed that degree of proximity
only a few years could elnpsa before Its
blow would fall. Its mere passage through
the solnr system, even If It missed hitting
anything, would be disastrous.
Cool-headed persons might find some
distraction In watching Its approach, and
calulatlng In advance the moment of the
ciIhIs. It might become visible with tele
scopes when It Is yet U, 000,000,000 miles
distant. "But If Its speed only equalled
that of the sun, wnlch Is not a very fast
travelling star, It would be upon us In
seventy-five years, and If It traveled
with the speed of the iter lfWO Groom
bridge It would pounce upon us In about
five years after tha astronomers had
caught their first view and warned the
world of tha danger.
Another way In which the earth, 4
far as concerns life on Its surface, might
come to a quick end Is through the con
sequences of Its Internal cooling and
shrinkage. The moon offers a possible
warning here. Its entire surface Is a vol
canic wreck. Evidently there cams a
time In Its history when the Internal
forces broke, up tta whole ctust or over
flowed It with vast Hoods of lava. It may
be that when, a planet arrives nt a cer
tain critical stage In Its cooling the
shrinkage of Its crust produces a tremen-
befora their Imaginations, and It la not'ou, outbreak, of volcanic force and an
what nervous people have In mind when j upwolllng of molten rock formed by en-
they talk of the end of the world. The
elements of suddenness and violence are
essential parts of tha predicted, and, for
many minds, dreaded, and
Hera, again, science Is accomodating.
Two ways may be mentioned In which
tha earth may make a trade exit without
violating any "law" rcognlaed by science
ormoiis local pressures. ( '
Changes of this kind, due to gradually
Increasing strain, are apt to be sudden
half-expected j,nd catastrophal. If such a disaster
should happen to tne eann us innaDi
tanta would perish with their eyea fixed
upon a scene of chaos as wild and aw
ful as any depiction of tha prophets of
. ' ;:- V. ' .5
By DORcrrinr dx.
"It there la one thing that gets my
whole herd of Angoras," said tne Dock
keeper, disgustedly, It Is to hear people
talking about aoma woman Mealing a
man awsy from
" Hear! Hear! "
cried tha Stenog
on her desk with
tha end of a ioad
"And tha newspa
pers fall fcr tha
as tne sort of guff,"
continued tha Book
keeper; "evety tlmo
you read about
soma old rounder
with a yellow streak
In hint as wide as
a street deserting a
fat wife and seven
children for soma
little Fluff r Ruf
fles tha papers al
ways tell how Fluffy Ruffles took tha old
bounder away from his wife.
"You'd think, to hear about them, that
In all such cases the man was an Inno
cent, blue-eyed tr.fsnt with long golden
curls, who had been kidnaped by some
designing female as ba was playing un
auilUously on his own doorstep and
boina off against hl will to a No. S
"It has always seemed to me,'1 agreed
tha Stenographer, "that the man who
was stolen from his hsppy home must
have oeen guilty at least of contributory
negligence. Anyhow, that precious should
not leave himself lsvlnj iround looae
where he'd ba a temptation to prcditory
"TT very Idea cf a woman taking a
rustand away from hi wife Is Idiotic,
snorted tha Bookkeeper, "the man isn't
taken He goes, hot foot, himself. ' You
never har of a man being stolen from
his wlfa by a woman who Is older than
' tha wife la, or homelier than the wife.
"No indeed," assented the stenographer,
"tha female heart burglar Is Invariably
about from ten to fiteen years younger
than wife, and weighs about ' half as
much. If I had a husband and a home
I'd keep a pair of scales In ths front hall,
and I wouldn't let any femals lady per
son in who didn't register up to ISO
pounds, and whose hair and teeth didn't
rill me with suspicion that they were
only hers by right of purchase."
"If I were a woman," said tha book
keeper, "I wouldn't waste any time
watching other women. I'd keep my
lamps glued on to my husband. I shoudn't
ba afraid of any woman stealing hlin
away from me. What I should be suspic
ious of would be that he would beat It
"Am long as a man la In love with his
wife, no other woman can Jimmy her
way Into his heart. His affections are
protected by a sentiment that has got
no re resistance than chilled steel armor
plate, and while that sentiment lasts no
love thief cr.n break through nor steal.
"Ah," sighed the stenographer, "but
the trouble with you men Is that there
Is alaays a tint lock on .the safe In
which w women put your loe to keep
, ai,d when our hour strikes, the doors
unlock and there's nothing to keep away
"You might marry a man who wasn'tJ
so terribly attractive that you d live In
continual anxiety about his getting lost,
strayed or stolen," Insinuated tha book
keeper. "Wouldn't hava him." retorted tha sten
ographer, "half tha fun of being married
Is having to aways ba sister Annla on tha
housetop, looking out for marauders
and r trespassers on your own bailiwick
and frustrating them."
"Well anyway," said tha bookkeeper,
"It certainly does get me going to hear
of some big, husky guy, (6 or 60 years old,
who has known how to take car of
himself well enough to make a wad be
ing taken away from his wife by aoma
little girl young enough to ba his grand
"Klght-O," re ponded tha stenographer.
Advico to Lovelorn
- Callot orlflnaUd this evening; gown. In It
faille, silk mallnes, liver lace and roses are
delightfully combined. Id rose, gold and tur
quoise, f 68.
Here la a most stunning creation In a fash
ionable suit. . Copied In cedar green or brown
duvetyn, with muffler collar of eeai;
.The Chemical Basis of War
Kna Tata Dssgtresi Affair.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I hava lived In
this city eight months and not having
any frtnnds I ask your advice.
1 am 1 and pretty. I am receiving at
tentions from my employer, who Is mar
ried, tie taaes me in nis automoDiie ana
to dinners, lie tells me not to hurry to
the office. '
My conscience tells me that am dome
both myself and his wife an Injustice,
so i appeal to you to netp me. K. A. w.
My dear girl, you hava stated tha dan
gers of your own case so well that thera
is hardly anything for me to add. 8urely
you are finding no pleasure In a course
the dangers of which you clearly recog
nise. What you are doing must leave
you la a atata of feverish unrest and
nervousness that Is bound to make your
life miserable even while you are pre
tending 11 la gay and festive. If you are
strong enough to go to y ur employer
and tell him with quiet dignity that you
are heartily ashamed of yourself an.
insist upon having nothing but business
relationa with him In tha future, it
might ba safe tor you to keep your po
sition. It might be, 1 aay, but tha one
wise course for you to pursue la to go
at once to some reputable bureas of em
ployment, register there and take your
self out of the way of a man who,
under eeemlng kindness and attention,
masks tha most dangerous enmity a girl
can know. Don't throw away your young
Ufa in tha pursuit of pleaaure. You are
only n. and worth-while friendships are
sura to coma to you. iKn't "persist'' In
a course you know to be wrong and dan
gerous. You have analysed your situa
tion oow and It.
Fear Vlss Fairfax: Kindly Inform ma
whether it Is proper and essential for a
mother to pieot her dsushler'a men
friends the llrst time they call. My
brother and I have argued this point sev
eral times, and now 1 write to you.
My brother claims It Is neceeiary and
proper (or mother to meet any caller the
first time. I claim not the firet time,
but tha third or fourth tune. Which la
correct? 1 sm of the orlnloo that it is
not Imperative for mother to meet a
young uian who might tM just paying me
a vtcit and who perhapa may not call
This Is hardly a question of propriety.
It Is well to hava your mother know yeur
friends, and when they coma Into the
house that Is hers she Is really tha hostess
and so tt la only a tittle courtesy to her
to hava her meet tour friends. Try to
do this Just as soon as may be, but you
don't hava to base it on any numerical
requirement. Tha first or second timet,
or even tha third, will do cicely Just
whatever la convenient and natural.
By Wood llatchlnaon, A. M., M. 1.
War la a great teacher, though a cruel
and costly one. We fight bard to earn
a living or make a fortune, but wa still
hava a link back to let out when we are
put to It to save our Uvea from battle,
murder '.and sudden death. "
Doubtless tha Inventor of navigation
was a breathless and. bleeding fugitive
from a lost battle in the Stone age, who
put desperately our to sea on a log, wi'.'i
his spear for a paddle, with 'the ylpi
of bis pursusrs and perhapa a ahowrr
of flint arrows and stone axes behind
him to keep his courage up to tha stick
Our first 'knowledge of tha working of
Iron and the tempering of steel waa porn
of slaughter and baptised In blood. Our
early architecture and until tha last fssr
hundred years was overwhelmingly mili
tary. Forta, castles, palaces, w.illi J
towns and evtn farm houses were built
for defense. Any old hole In the wall or
corner in their anglea would do to live
In.- Invention ran strongly toward cata
pults and cannon, blunderbuases and
bombs, gunpowder and dynamite; be
cause the kaisers and kings, barons and
bishops, v.-ho controlled all the rainey,
would pay far higher prices for engines
to kill their enemies and suppress ribela
atfd heretics than for anything else.
It .was a horribly wasteful and expen
sive school of Invention. For tha very
first thing which Its discoveries Were
ussd for waa to dsstroy that Increase and
density of population and accumulation
ef wealth and resources which are tbu
basis of further Invention and progress.
Indeed, the world haa made more prog
ress In science and the conquest of natui o
In the Past hundred years of compara
tive peace than In all tha half m'.llion
years preceding of almost Incessant battle
But It Is Idle to deny that It has teen
a powerful stimulsnt to Inventiveness
and resources, and la so stllL An inter
esting, most modern instance was fur
nished just the other day in the an
nouncementfirst from Columbia, then
from New York university, then from a
number-of other colleges that the rush
of - students anxious to study Industrial
chemistry had simply swamped their
accommodations. In aoma caaes tha
classes were nearly double the slse that
could possibly be accommodated In tha
As a matter of fact, humiliating as
the confession is to our national pride.
we here In America are a full quarter of
a century behind the times in tha matter
of the full utilisation In commeroo and
industry and public Ufa of chemistry In
particular and modfern science in gen
eral. If it Is any consolation to us. Eng
land and her coloniea are almoat as back
ward as compared; with Germany and
Sweden and France and Austria,
But here is the situation; Twenty years
ago the. average successful manufac
turer who waa approached by a graduate
chemist , from one of our scientlflo
schools and asked for a Job, to equip
a labontsJry and put him in charge of
It at a good salary, would have slmtly
stared In astonishment. What under
heaven could a pure chemist find to Jo
la my business? And there are a a-oad
many otherwise Intelligent men of af
faire who would react after that fashion
today. For more than twenty years Be
fore that time no manufacturing estab
lishments In Germany would ' have
dreamed of .starting in business without
from one to three laboratoiles with a
chemist and a coupla of asststau a in
each, and would no mora have thought
of trying to run without a chemist than
without an engineer or a bookkeeper. At
that time, where America had qna chain.
1st engaged In manufacturing work, and
England two, Germany had thirty.
Hut what do these high-priced scion-
At the Crossroads
By JANK M'LKAN.
Joy met tne at the crossroads, held her hand,
rosy harbinger, out for my own;
"This lg my way,'" she carolled, "you but stand
Upon the casement eill of lands unknown."
I stood and pondered should I walk awhile,
Hand clasped In hand, with youthful Joy astray.
Laved in the golden wonder of her smile.
Warmed with the heather icents along her way!
And as I stood One came, of quiet mien,
Her fingers folded on a cool, white breaat.
With starry eyes reflecting dreams unseen
Above a"brow unfurrowed and at rest.
She stlllod the tumult of my raptured heart,
Tuned on Joy's heights to quickly cease;
And eyelids diooped, I turned to walk apart
Along the valley road with quiet Peace,
tlats, with' their expensively equipped
laboratories, find to do in an ordinary
paper mill or woolen mill or blast fur
nace or brewery? To put It very brletiy.
by getting at tha bottom facts in the
process of each institution; by analysing
Its raw materials carefully and find nir
out Just what It is In them which w;U
work up and combine successfully, and
the exact nature of other elements pres
ent or absent which fall to combine
properly and make a bad result in the
Dy ELLA WHITE LEU WILCOX.
Copyright, 115, by Star Company.
If you think and talk continually of
the weary grind of your dally life, It
will continue to seem so, and will not
How rarely do we encounter a human
being who does not
give utterance to a
complaint of this
kind! The mother
of a family, with
cares; the father
at his office or
shop; the teacher,
the clerk, the com
the merchant, the
the author, the ar
tist, and the man
and woman of
fashion you have
heard them one
and all bemoan the
monotony of life
and Its duties.
Why add your plaint to the melody?
Why not sing new words to a more cheer
ful air? Your work must contain gome
pleasant features. If It is wholly and
absolutely distasteful to you, you can
never attain the best success, and you
would be wiae to seek other employ
ment. This. If you are determined, can
be obtained. .
Once positively make up your mind
what you want to do, and set your whole
mental forcee to bring about the desired
result, and -you cannot fall to attain it.
No man or woman need remain In a po
sition which makes life cheerless and
disagreable. An Intense, persistent de
sire for something different will bring a
If, however, your work Is not all un
pleasant, then stop your constant fault
finding about Ita monotony. Your mind
ought to be able to give variety to what
you do. The sun rises every morning
and sets every night, yet no two days
are exactly alike. The sky, the wind,
the atmosphere vary.
Let your thoughts vary your work. Be
gin each day with a resolve to find some
thing pleasant and interesting In life. En
joy your walk or ride to your office or
shop. Walk a portion of the way If
possible, and amuse yourself by deep in
halations of fresh air. There is great
enjoyment In mere breathing, if you
know how to do It.
We often hear it said of a man that be
doea not know enough to go in when tt
rains. Such ignorance is muoh less
nrehenaible than not knowing enough to
breathe, and there are tens of thousands
of human beings who belong In that cate
gory. Ufe and work assume much more
Interesting aspects when we learn how
If all the way to and from your labor
you are feeling sorry for yourself because
life la monotonous, your are building the
wall higher and higher which shuts you
4 from the things you desire.
Say each morning: "This Is to be an
Interesting and successful day for me."
If it doea not prove to be, then say it
the next morning and the next, until It
The moment you find yourself in an
absolutely hopeless and despairing state
of mind regarding your work take a
vacation. If only for a day, still take it
Let your brain rest by giving it new
thoughts. You will return to work like
If you are an author or a musician or
an artist, do not sing that old refrain
about wishing you did not have to make
a pot-boiler of your talents; and that
you might work only when Inspired. It
Is a tiresome, worn-out theme, and you
are wishing against your highest good
when you give utterance to It.
Stop and think how few great men or
women In any field of art were Indepen
dent of it The phrase, "necessity is the
mother of Invention," applies to art as
well ss mechanics. The average artist,
whatever be his mode of expression. Is
Inclined to be an Idler and a dreamer.
If he were not spurred on by dire need,
he would dream wonderful things and
accomplish little. However you may
feel you are prostituting your art by
having to employ it as a pot-boller, re
member you are keeping all your ablli- .
ties and activities alive and in use.
Though you may do fve pieces of work
you do not csre for, you may do a sixth
which Is great. That sixth you oould
not have created except by being in
You mlRht have dreamed It for years'
and continually prostponed the actual
labor necessary to Its completion. But
because you were accustomed to create
as soon as an Idea came t- you, your
great work was executed.
Necessity la a true friend to art. It Is
ungrateful and ungenerous to berate It.
ji you cminoi acnieve your Desi wnn
It, you would never achieve It without
It. Once in a thousand times we may
encounter the artist who has genius and
activity and ambition enough to succeed
without the aid of necessity, but It Is
Whether you are an artist or an ar
tisan or a day laborer, take a hopeful,
wholesome outlook on your life and
labor, and stop grumbling and whining.
Do You Know :That
Scarlet flowers stand drought better
than any other.
It haa been found that the collarbone
la more frequenUy broken than any other
bone In the body.
A trout egg takes from thirty-five to
sixty days to hatch, according to the
temperature of the water.
An analysis states that the starfish
contains nearly 5 per cent of nitrogen
ana a small quanlty of phosphorio acid.
The seeds of the tobacco plant are so
minute that, according to an estimate, a
thimbleful will furnish enough n4ants
for an acre.
An angry ostrich la a great fighter. He
strikes out with his feet, and his legs be
ing Immensely strong he can kill a man.
The butterfly. like the bat. invariably
goes to sleep head downwards on the
stem of the grass on which It rests. It
folda ita wings to the utmost, and thus
protects Its body from the cold.
As a rule It la difficult to draw the line
between brie-a-brae and Junk.
One-half of the world does not know
what grocer the other half hangs up.
The man who throws off his coat
quickly doea not alwaye Intend to fight.
It is better to pay bills promptly, even
If it does make the collector feel small.
The real good loser Is generally the
one who is staking the other fellow's
Job was a patltnt old guy, but he wag
never called upon to alt through an ama
The children of the marriageable widow
always have the mean habit of looking
older than they are.
When reading some of the seed cata
logues we can understand why the Gar
den of Eden was so attractive.
Some persons seem to think that If
they feed a bulldog they are doing their
part toward preventing race suicide.
i v 4 f , w a i t A
A Kindly Help for Failing Strength
TOMORROW and tomorrow ... the tide of years sets in and the autumn
of life has come. Energy has become enfeebled, the blood thins, resist
ance is shaken and the digestive processes weaken weary days give
way to sleepless nights.
Then will Banatogen help I Not to replace
the common Articles of diet but to make them
give) maximum nutriment. Not as a substi
tute lor medicinal treatment, or to give temp
orary stimulation, bat to aid the nervous
system in Its direct control over the digestive
processes, to enrich the blood, and to promote
For Banatogen is the natural way. It la a
chemical union of purest albumen of milk
and an organic phosphorus preparation, thus
supplying in most easily digestive form the
beat npboildlng elements and giving the
starved cells organic phosphorus, that most
vital food, "In such a form," as Dr. Saleeby
says, "that the nervous system can actually
take hold of it."
John Burroughs, venerable naturalist and
author 78 yaara young has written:
"1 thiak Saaatoew 4i4 ate is ill fati H aava
sea etreastft, steadied my Mrvea aad snetiy iv
invad Br io. It .. ta erer I t beiag a
raaaeay is aid ae that I have yet straclu"
And ss ever 11,000 physicians have themselves
written in praise of what they have seen Sanatocen
do in daily practice, you may Indeed be sure that
the reputation of gaaatogea is founded oa truth and
Senates M sold by seed diemlals
venrwaera, as attest
free fl-OO .
Onrndfrim, hdnrnHoa! Ceng ress eJMicfne, Latidtm, 1913
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for Elbtrt Hubbard' net freoA "Health in the Making." Written in bis attractive manner and filled with
MaihiHid nhiloaoDhv. together with caoital advice on Sanatogen. health and cmMntfn.i i. i. cdc-d t
this off as a reminder to address THE BAUER CHEMICAL COMPANY, J7-J Irving PUce. rW Yii'j j
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