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A Campaniwx Artlcte to "Chemistry in War," Recently Printed in This Col-
umnThe World's Best Known Writers on Medical Subjects
Bj Moods Hutchinson, A. M., M. I.
In nearry every form of manufacturing
anywhere from two to five and even ten
i"teen different grade and kinds of
raw material have to be combined to
strengthen one another and neutralise
Sue another or blend with one another In
uch a way as to produce the required
fabric or substance or machine.
To take a simple example, tiie different
brands of flour are made by blondins lu
various proportions the different num
bers and grades and qualities of wheat.
And as even a given grade of winter or
spring wheat from the same region will
Vary greatly In different years, accoi ding
to the weather and the feaaon, It requires
a great deal of skill and Judgment and
experience to combine these different
wheat In such a way as to produce a
particular standard of whiteness and
good dough-making and gas-retention
flavor, to say nothing of nutritive value.
rormerly, this delicate and extremely
important wor. was done simply by rule
of thumb by some expert of long experi
ence, and often very successfully. Now
the chemist comes on the scene, takes
samples of the perfect finished flour
(which, as may not be generally known,
bas been carefully tested by baking In
tost loaves in various temperatures and
under various conditions, and put to the
final "proof of the pudding," tho eating,
before It will be branded and sold under
a certain honorable name), and analyses
It, finds out the percentage of gluten and
glladln. percentage of starch, of the va
rious salts, of wator. of the constituents
"which have to do with its absorption of
water and holding of gas in bread-making,
and In a short time hands to the
practical milling expert a precise work
ing formula In chemical terms for his
They the different wheats are taken as
hey are bought In the market or come
Into the mill and a like careful analysis
Is made of each one of these. One Is
deficient in gluten, but strong in starch.
Another Is deficient In certain salts. An
other, again, has undergone certain
changes in its envelope which will b0
hkcly to give a bad color to the flour
when combined with other brands.
The whole group la carefully analyzed
and graded according to the, amounts of
the constituent desired In the final mix
ture which each contains. Then a pre
scription Is written, such and such a
per cent of No. red winter, so much No. 1
spring, so much northern Manitoba, so
much .Oregon red, and the result Is al
Of if It be, say. a paper mill, which
desires to produce a given grade of
wrapping paper, of a certain weight per
yard, and a certain toughnecs as meas
ured by the amount of pull (expressed
in pounds) which it will resist before
tearing. A sample of paper which ful
fills these requirements Is dissolved and
analysed. Then the different pulps, wood,
straw, rag, hemp, are worked out, -the
qualities of each one placed upon a
chemical basis, and again a prescription
is written of the proportional mixture of
each one of the two, three, five, whic.
may be necessary, which will give the
proper blend to produce the desired re
sults. - Or. In a great metal manufacturing
plant, an automobile factory, for Instance, i
a particular part, say a bearing, requires
a particular kind and quality of steel,
not too hard and brittle, not too soft
and grindable; or In a spring, where the
problem is the . highest degree of elas
ticity combined with the maximum of
' Formerly some old and experienced
workman combined certain Iron ores,
fused them in a certain way, heated
them upon the forge hearth until they
looked Just about right, harameieJ until
they gave out a certain ringing tone,
and sometimes got an excellent result,
some times a discouraging failure.
Today the chemist la called In, and by
Skillful mixing of other metals, nickel.
vanadium, etc., tne steel is given quali
ties which even the purest and finest
iron could never be made to yield; and
vrv Atjm In th nrnrp kh t h nraclm.
number of degrees of beat to which it is
. The man who listens to your story Is
never 1 the bore class.
' A woman seldom takes pride in a man
that no other woman wants.
Even the divorce court does not always
Uncover the matrimonial fllm-flammers.
Nona save the near-fool will spend
much time answering the questions of a
. If man does not care to go to war he
Can sometime exhibit bravery by marry
ing a grass widow.
Patriotism that enjoys powder ' smoke
often cools at the sight of the trench
pick and shovel.
The most dangerous woman of all Is
the one who can keep her tongue still
while her eyes flash tire.
In the endeavor to start something
many persons make the mlstske of sub
stituting talk for cold cash.
The candidate who are not elected are
never called upon to worry about the
promises of the press agent.
Good jobs always seem to seek the
men who have jobs rather than the job-
The woman who really loves her hus
band can always d-scover any fault in
the fit of his clothes.
It is better to let the average person
worry over hi own troubles. Your time
will ome soon enough.
Truth crushed to earth will, rise again,
but an old joke has a hard time coming
back to the same audience.
Bvery beat seller sooner or later
reaches the cheap pamphlet form. And
it is often the case with men of promi
nence. Th man who Imagine that he la tn on
the ground floor of an investment fre
quently finds that he ha beeo dumped
aio th cellar.
Chemistrv in Pnnnc
cooked, the numbered shower of blows
which It is struck after it comes out,
are registered accurately by the pyro
meter and the automatic counter.
The automobile. In Its later astonishing
developments of durability, lightness and
resisting power. Is a triumph In the
chemistry of steel. The fllnmcnt or wlclt
of the incandescent electric light la an
other triumph In chemistry. J"he famous
portable baitory, which is to literally
whip fifty times Its own weight in wild
cats, is or will be another.
A metal or element t H ti Hit.
will act upon each other sufficiently to
produce current and yet so slowly as to
Isst for ljng periods without corrosion
and be tough enough to ue pi ictically
unbreakable, these are the elements of
the problem. '
There Is not the slightest question that
the extraordinary (efficiency in waging
and conducting war on an enormous sale
shown by Germany has been largely due
to the thorough and complete and mas
terly manner In which It hns utllind to
the utmost eveiy branch and every power
of modern science.
It began fifty yesrs ago with the
schools, which were carefully planned to
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Too many of us are held by phantoms
of our past. Too many of us sacrifice
our lives to outworn Ideals. Life is
growth and unlets we move with It we
muist make of our own. existence a
tragedy. "And the way to end dreams is
to break them, stand, walk, go." said
Robert Browning. In that line of poetry
lies a wonderful sermon against yielding
yourself to the Illusions of your past.
Llfo Is a ghost-ridden thing for many
people. I knew onoe a man who lived
In his old homestead, a tumbledown, ram
shackle place which could hardly yield
him a living. His farm was not fertile
and his talents did not lie In the direc
tion of raising chickens or running a
dairy or of making a good living off
his ancestral acres. But he had a senti
mental feeling for the old place, where
his grandparents before him had lived,
and for years he Insisting on refusing
all sorts of wonderful offers from a real
estate company which wanted to build a
park along the line of his place.
Then he fell In love with a girl and
could not afford to marry. He let her
youth go by while she sat waiting for
him to' make good. He was ghost
haunted, held by phantoms of . the past.
At last he waa forced to give up the
old place to a rartrbad Which wanted the
right-of-way. At the age of 40 he found
himself in possession of 110,000 and with
absolutely no business training.
There waa nothing to say that the
dreamer he had proven himself to be
should become a power in the world of
men, and yet suddenly all the latent
strength developed. Today at the age of
60 he Is a happy husband and father and
one of the "big men" of a large western i
city. But the girl who waited died be
fore the ghosts that haunted him hod
been exorcised and his house of life had
been made habitable.
Too many of us are hldeounly held by
some tradition. It may be loyalty to a
place; It may be an accustomed way of
doing things; It may even be an attempt
Hundreds of Omahans have awaited
the following two Victor Records, ex
quisitely rendered in
"TheRosary," "Alohoe Oe-Hawian"
Any dealer mentioned in this announcement
would be pleased to demonstrate these and
other new Victor Records on the Nov. list:
1311-1313 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb.
Hear (he Newest Records in Our Newly Remodeled
Bound-PToo lfemonstratlng I loom on th Main Hour.
Corner 15th and Pw,fl Tl
turn out as many thoroughly equipped,
working chemists and physicists and
electrician as possible Instead of a
horde of literary amateurs and dnbblers
In Intellectual culture like our American
and English rcho.ls; O-rmany has eeen
to it that every boy who showed any
aptitude or nnibltlon for a scientific
career was provdid with an opening for
work and bread and butttr until he could
fhow what was in him.
If there was no Immediate visible open
ing for the younn technical srhooi
uate, Germany either employed him as a
docent or assistant teacher In some of
us numerous schools and universities or
Use It quietly but f rmly quartered him
upon some manufacturing establishment
which It thought was not showing a suf
ficient degree of scientific progressive
ness. Chemistry Is not merely the basis of
industry, the basis of modern life, but tho
basis of life itself; and no problem Is
solved until it Is leduccd to chemical
terms. A frank recognition and adoption
of this In our schemes of education and
of Industrial organisation la the most
urgent and wonderfully helptul step In
eight at present.
to keep faith wltj. n outworn love. We
fancy ourselves fettered and shackled
and the links that hold us are rusty and
ready to fall aparat a touch.
It Is a hideous thing that life should bo
handicapped by an outgrown pat. It Is
ghastly that one's future should be built
on a tissue of lies. The only honest
thing to do Is to face the present If It
Is marred by circumstances rising out of
a past to which one has a sentimental
desire to be loyal, the acid test of com
mon sense must be brought to bear at
Progress demands that none of us live
In a house of illusions.' Who would light
his house with candles because his grand
father had used tallow dips or read by
the flickering light of gss when he can
have steadying burners or even elec
trlcltyT None of us ruin our eyes as a
matter of sentiment nor go out in the
pouring rain without umbrellas because
there waa once a time when umbrella
were unknown. We take advantage of
all the discoveries of a modem world of
Why not take advantage of every dis
covery you make about yourself and your
own worldT If you are tied to an outworn
love, to an outworn method of doing
things, to a place in life you find uncon
genial, or even to a profession you were
mistaken to take up, make a clean breast,
and make It at once. Lay the ghosts
of your past. They need not haunt your
life if you have the courage to figure
out what in honesty and fairness to
yourself, and so In honestv anri r.in...
to the rest of the world, you want to do.
"To thine own self be true; thou canst
not then be false to mv mn " in
living today according to the standards
or xen years ago you are utterly false to
yourself as you are tndav nH it i.
that self you must feel. You would not
at twenty-eight insist on being a toe
dancer or a vendor of peanuts because at
eighteen those had looked like Ideal occu
pations. Apply that principle all through
your life, for the ghost of your past
will haunt you only if you alt weakly
and impotently by and permit them to
control your life.
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it would seem that they will continue to
hold a popular place In the realm of
smart millinery. After the seasons of se
vere wing, ornament and ribbon trim
mings, this change la most aKreeable.
Then, too. the feather trimmed hat Is so
Invariably becoming and distinctive that
By JANE M'LEAN.
A crimson rift that atreaka the gray,
A deathless scent that still will stray
Athwart the years, the living strain
Of music heard through depths of pain.
A star abreast a stormy sky,
A smile where tears are scarcely dry,
And eyes that Grief has rendered blind,
Reflecting light unquenched and kind.
A word that lingers In the still,
The strength of never conquered will,
The Joy that In Faith's own heart lies
That Life Is sweet and nothing dies.
Victrolas Sold by
1513-15 Douglas Street, Omaha, and
407 West Broadway, - Council Bluffs, la.-
Talking Machine Department
in tho Pompeian Room
It is sure to be quite a feature. The colors
vary, though usually there is a desire
to effect a combination that will har
monise with a complete outfit. Illustrated
Is a roll brimmed velvet hat with deep
crown, featuring a crushed ribbon band
and to plumes. A smart Jet buckle af
fords an Interesting detail.
There are Victors
and Victrolas in great
variety of styles from
$10 to $350. and any
Victor dealer .will
them to you.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Camden, N. J.
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The Marriage Bond
She Compares Socialistic Marriage and the
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Copyright. IMS. Star Company.
The Rev. Bouck White performs a
socialistic wedding recently. It differed
from other marriages only In substitut
ing "While love
lasts" for "Till
death do us part."
The Rev. Houck
White a y a
very truly, "Where
lov is not, true
love Is not." Rut
In tn a k i n g this
change In the mar
riage ritual no re
formation la being
made In our do
mestic or social
conditions. It will
sult In greater
license and more
f r quent separa
tions. There are living in the world today
numerous happy couples who have passed
over danger reefs In life's voyage and
weathered great storms and come forth
Into ealm sesa. During their tempestu
ous time, had the socialists tugboat
been at hand one of them would no doubt
have gone ashore and left the other to
continue the voyage alone.
There are tides . In love a there are
In the ocean; thcr are time when the
tide runs very low; there are certain
shores where the tide goes out for mile,
leaving bare aand dune or mud flats;
but the wave come back again and the
tide runs hliih.
There are certain temperament that
are like these certain shore at the time
of the going out of the tides; if they
break their marriage tie they may live
to realise their mistake at a later hour.
They may live to know that love did not
die, but It only receded for a time..
This new socialistic clause In the mar-
rri ; - .
Advice to the Lovelorn
Be Patient with Her.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been paying
attention to a young lady for three yeara
We had an engagement at her home.
When 1 called 1 waa Informed by hei
Parents that she waa out for the evening.
1 learned from an authentlo source she
was out with another man. Later I con
fronted her with It. She admitted auto
mobiling with a married man. We quar
relled and parted. Since then she ha
been trying to effect a reconciliation. If
1 take her back do you think I could trust
her again. ANXIOUS.
What the girt did waa very wrong, par
ticularly so if she deceived her parent
a well you, but do you feel that you
have the right to judge her for one such
blunderT Be patient with her and try to
persuade her that she cannot afford to
carry on an affair with a married man.
Your loyalty may save her now. and If
you desert her great harm may coma
to her. i. j
The Hoy Will Add to Your Happiness
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young roan
of Zi, and have iund that I am deeply
In love with a young woman who is a
stenographer In this city, and who re
ciprocates my love. I now occupy a po
rtion with a large electrical corimratlon,
and my prospects for advancement seem
Now, dear Miss Fairfax, the onlv thing
that would tend to mar our happiness Is
the fact that the woman Is a widow with
one boy. who Is a very dear llttl fellow
I love the woman dearly, but I think the
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Victrola XVIII, electric,
riano service scorns to put the Institutl n
very much on the plane of the oomrrv.
The conunon-law marriage requires l
ceremony at all. The man and ,t
woman live together and he rails hrr b
wife, and so In the eyes of the remrrv
law she becomes his wife. Hither c:
leave the other at any time without l
bother of the d;vor.-e eurt. . ,
Tte realistic marrHre prsweseea itll
tarrt ribentty ttma tkia.
Il It likely to lead mm and anmi"
Into formlnc tie which they know wi
only be temporary; m auad worn,
who. facing the solemnity of a marrUi
"Until death do us pajt." ,ou i .
tate and desist from talcing the Mei
knowing their infatuation waa only froi
the senses and that It poasssed no stup
If we are to take the solemnity, If.
seriousness, tho sense of great response
billty out of marriage, then why n
settle dovn to the common-law marrla
and be done with It? Marriage is In
tended as a school for the cultivation
all the great principle and virtues: sell
control, patience, sympathy, unselflshf
ncss that old. old quartet, a old a
Clod these .hould stand guard over mart
Tho Socialistic marriage would die
Dense with them. Rin
from a difficult situation was at ha
why exercise the sterner virtues? '
Every married couple ought to this.;
of love as a perennial not a an annua
plant Perenlals and annual requlti
different treatment In one's garden
Prepare the soli then for the nerennla
plants. Give them the right care, pro
tect them through the hard winters n
nourish and fertilise the ground wher.
they grow. a
It will make a more beautiful and satis
fytng garden than the planting of seed
In shallow soil each Min and th
throwing away of the faded flower at
tne rust touch of frost
boy might detract front our happiness.
She assures me that this would make no
difference Will yu kindly give me your
advice In this matter? FRANK. L,
There Is no reason why the little lad
you love should not be still dearer to
you if he became your step-son. If you
really care for his mother, marry her by
all means, and try to give the bow Urn
benefit of a father's love and compan
ionship, - -Don't
Sarrlfler Voir Work.' : '
rear Mis Fairfax: I am i9 and an
I Jin taJ,e,eim,n"d n,m wlth me f
I do not give up my position. Now. Mm
mhouli wi "P my livelihood
aaw I??"."u? Wu,i9 h9
against it. or shall I me her uu? ti
XKi1", 1 "ht to leave her af er ,h
up ir I did not give up this position? p
I. R. 55.
The stage la an honorable calling f.r
which I have deep respect. Don't sacri
fice you work for a stubborn and fool
ish girl whim. Devote yourself to earn
est effort In your profession. Try to
make a great success, which training
and endeavor will aid you to" gain, gee
if you cannot put thoughts of love Into
the background until you are more ma
ture. The girl you choose today may not
be a companion for the man you are go
ing to make of yourself.
jr. fail; ,t
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