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Br BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
The critical faculty ia one In which
no human bring la lacking. No matter
how lowly th station of an Inflividual
or how underdeveloped his mentality, he
finds someone to look down upon and
criticise. It seems & foregone conclusion,
that everyone in the world of today is
going to "knock" Just about everyone
."How could she do this." 'How dare
he do that?" . "How under the sua
could they be guilty of suoh conductT"
such comments fairly fly whenever
two are gathered together. Human
beings confess readily enough that they
like a harmless bit of gossip, and fail
utterly to realise that that ' "harmless
bit of gossip" grows In the telling And
issumes the proportions of a harmful
bit of scandal.
"With every breath a reputation dies."
Hideously trust We have often dis
cussed In this little circle of ours the
evlla of gossip Its unfairness to others,
its cruelty to its objects. But now It ia
worth while to consider its greater harm
fulness which is subjective. r
None of us can b aure what we would
la were we in the position in which
tome one else Is placed. The old story
f John Bunyan and the criminal who
was going to be hanged applies all
through life. Said he: "There, but for
he arace of God, goes John unyan.
And there, but for the grace of God,
goes any one of us in any set of Clr
cum stances, however unimaginable, or
contemptible, or painful.
How is any one of us to know what
we would have done in circumstances
which tempted some one else to wrong
doing, or even to his undoing?
Any one who has a poor heredity,
who Is brought up in bad environment,
uKn tha handlcan of physical ill-
health to swing his mentality from the'
healthful, and 'who meets the particular
set of temptations best calculated to
break down his own set of defenses, is
pathetically likely to yield to tempta
To one of us money is the temptation
that Is practicality irresistible. Hasn't
each of us heard some sturdily honest
individual say to a bank cashier or to
the handler of money In any large con
cern, ' "I wouldn't want to be In your
place. Doesn't handling all that money
every day drive you almost mad with the
longing to have it for your own?"
Now. probably, the, particular Individ
ual who was advanced to that position
is there pretty largely because he Is
aa individual of commercial honesty.
Mont absconding treasurers and cashlors
. . I . . W . I., it. .- I A I .1
run away, not wun it t
a the temptation directly due to their
money responsibility, but because of some
outside influence the racca, cards, drink
or even an illicit love affair. And prob
ably an Individual who meant to be hon
rst and who thought he was honest
yielded to Just the particular temptation
n Inherited and cultivated tendency
toward a certain aort of weakness made
too big for his power of resistance.
Cultivating strong inhibition and strons:
power over ourselves is likely to help
any one of us to resist temptation. But
rot all of us know this. Not all of us
train ourselves early in life to resist our
own weaknesses. The self-indulgent boy
whose parents let him hsve his own way
and who makes everybody else let him
have his own way is training himself tor
a manhood In which he will want some
thing to which he has no right, but
which his own desperate desires to have
what he wants when he wants it will
make hint the victim.
How can any of us know what set of
circumstances makes one man a thief
and another an honored cltlsen? The
thing for us to do is to got at the foun
datlons, help raise standards of honesty
and virtue, help make other rewards poa-
lble for virtue than merely virtue Itself.
get at causes of
we eliminate to an
our own cruel tend
By rilARt.KS K. IIHWOOU.
Does there at times come over you
a reallxstion of the utter futility of your
life, with the hum-drum end common
place grimly clouding the brightness nd
joy you expected to yield?
You feel the tug of duty here, and the
ture of pleasure there; and the endles
conflict between those things you want-
to do, and .those you have to do. And
as you devote what you consider your
best energies to the great task of busi
ness, achieving a fair auccess, or a very
indifferent one, or say a very great suc
cess In making money, don't you ever
sort of shiver at the unreality of It all,
a feeling of what, after all, "Is the use?"
Tou know how the days goup in ttw
morning with a frown at the clock. A
hurried start; breakfast hurried: dab
at conversation, sV glance at the papers,
and a hurried exit to business, the
crowded car, and then at work.
The cares, problems and responsibili
ties there are often real enough, so
that only a man Indeed can get through
the day with honesty, Justice and kind
liness while doing a genuine day's work.
Our seniors try us, our juniors try us
more. The work may not be so hard,
but It leaves us fatigued and worn when
quitting time comes. The balance sheet
or the par envelope don't quite measure
up to expectations.
And we mutter at "business" conditions
or at the employer, or at "Just my luck.'
This, at any rate, Is the experience of
many while alongside of them, at break
fast perchance (some wlfes are .happy,
you know), on the crowded car, at shop
or office. It may be a senior there, or a
Junior, a oustomer or a friend, will ap
pear one, who Is doing what needs to
be done In a spirit of Joy and sstlsfaction,
with the eager seat of a healthy child
, Just what Is It that makes this startling
difference In people that divides them
sharply Into two classes, one tired, the
other eager; one fatigued, the other
buoyant; one who always leans, and the
other who always lifts?
Well, the . biologists tell us and they
know more about the human animal than
anyone else that happiness Is a product
of rational exercise of function.
Emerson expressed the same thought,
but with more of human Interest, when
he said, "A man Is relieved and gay when
he has put his heart Into his work and
done his best."
It la easy' to note the two factions
those who taste of life and find It good
to whom "every common bush is afire
with God," who, whatsoever their years,
have a youthful spirit.
In the other faction are the dismal, die.
grunt led, who do their duty perhaps, but
not gladly; snd who miss absolutely the
Joy of doing something well.
To determine what makes happiness Is
not difficult. The secret has been "out"
a long while. It Is only a platitude to
say that it does not lie In wealth, fame.
knowledge, power, or any possession.
Its cause and abiding place are within
you, and may be shared alike by a mil
lionaire or a day laborer, In perfect
How to experience It? Easily dona
Change your mental attitude, and, for a
start, take your day's work and do It
Note that In that potentially wonderful
brain of yours the product of untold ages
of evolution, countless brain cells but
await your imperious will to live. Re
member Kipling's words, "Whatever you
may have thought or said or done, noth
Ing, for you, is Irrevocable."
Then. Joint the faction of eternal youth.
and you will want with a youth's fierce
desire, not wealth alone, nor fame, nor
knowledge, nor power, but you will want
to do; and in proportion to the value to
mankind of that which you do, "all those
things will be added unto you" as by.
products of ths Joy of doing.
Not for nothing was It said "You muat
be born again."
And you can. Try It!
The chubby little wife of Du, our dear rogue and "familiar," leans
a pudgy band and studies the spring modes in Love-land
And her brow is crinkled and she alghs like one of her consort's luckle"
catcbea. For ahe la a fat lady and haa her troublea upon her juat a you and
I (??) have, while ahe peera up-page and down, and over t'other aide, trying
to find a model that will make her look high and ecant. For, as you can ?e
ahe la low and much!
"Black unawear, lingerie abaurd! Though 'Polly' has taken 'em up.
Thank the gods on the high mount not far from Salonlkl, 1 have curly
hair and can do it In any silhouette. The curl between the brows pleast .
me mightily. When I remember that I have curia la the time I can forgot
"Scotch plalde and shepherd checks, and atrlpea running round, in
stockings Ahem! Well, anybody can see! Short aklrta will remain.
I love 'em. With Russian boots. ,
"Chapeaux! (Mrs. Danny kisses her- rosy fingertips to the air.)
Chaneaux will be tall and narrow. Any material. Ah-ah. 1 will have
me one like this tall Jet with silver rosea mounting upward to the fur
on the roof and down over my audacloua noee and provoquante eyea
black tulJe hoopsklrted with silver. I shall tower!
Now Full skirts to the Jackets, each ripple and fold trebled! It la
chic but is It wise? I am bouffant without the generoua cloth.
"Polo. Ah, If I'd but look like that. Thla aki outfit, as noisy Da"
would say and sure its stripes are wide and run 'round the affair in
shriek after shriek of orange and black but I shall have one be 1 ever
so wide, for when. I'm flying and swooping down the snow hills I shall
be seen In one swipe of streaks 'anaway,' and none will know whether I
am lean or fat but they will know I am in faahlon!
"Palm Beach. Your bathing suit must button round the kneea. Here
t Mil ah anil have a hit of bride for whatever mode it Ib. my bathing suit
shall be short for I must own to dimpled kneea and pretty ones as have.
all dwellers here In the Iand or Love.
And Dan's wife licks her chubby finger and flips the page over to
What we need la to
crime. Bo at once i
And that swings us back full ilrfle tc
the magnificent summing up to it all
which each of us may find in the Book
'-.Indue not, that ye, be" not Judged "
The statesman la the awell chap who
takes credit for the labors of the ward
The woman who aiways wears an
abJred took can drive a fellow to drink
quicker than the one wh tnl r a r 1 tl n -
The Art of
Br ADA PATTERSOSf.
Know well what the people lnartiou-
tlv feel, for the law of neaven is
written there." Carlyle.
I heard another scrap of s treat wisdom
this morning. Piercing the roar or xne
clattering elevated train. It came to me
In a pleasant baritone. Two men occu
pied one of the crosa seats. Ruddy-aced.
clear-eyed men they were, well dressed.
all their facultlea trained upon me dubi-
neas day before them, as guns upon an
nemv. Having read their favorite morn
ing papera, they were chatt ng oi a man
qualifications for a post that migni oe
One of them finished the recital or nis
qualifications with this: "He Is a master
in hsndllng men. Whatever ne ooea ne
does Just enough."
They got off at the next station, ,oui
the echo of their words remained. He
does Just enough." There Is tne ari oi
management of mortals, there la tact in
a phrase, xnere is nn i -
It Is one of the secrets of suceessrui
acting. An actor plays a scene with too
much emphasis and he la written down
by the critics as a ranter. If he plays
It with too little earnestness his per
formance 1s catalogued as colorless. If
he plays It with Just enough of fire, just
enough of delicate grace, he gives whst
all will agree Is a well-balanced and ar
The master of painting will blend hie
colors so that there is Just enough of
shade. If he Is oo lavish with his col
ors It will be said of him that his style
Is too florid and some will be bold enough
to call him a dauber. If there Is not
enough color his picture will be derided
because Ita tints are too pale and it will
be asserted that his colors are no weaker
than his art.
The musician must sing with Just
enough force. If too much his method
will be rated as explosive. If too little
his atvla will be described as anaemic, his
notes blurred. It Is whst constitutes ar
tistry, this Just enoughness.
If It constitutes artistry In the arts It
means In buslnesa. as my neighbors, the
business men, said, "master of the
handling of men" and women.
The good conversationalist is the one
who talk; Just enough. He must not
sweep his listeners away on the tide of
his oratory unless he occupies a plat
form snd they are there to listen. At a
dinner table or during an evening call
he la a bora. For conversation Is like
handball, a game of give and take, and
there ahould be as much taking as giv
ing. The good hostess Is one who gives you
just enough attention. If she presses her
society upon you constantly you wish you
hadn't come to her party. If she has no
eyes for you, you feel neglected. Truly,
just enoughness Is another term for tact.
So In the art of comforting. There are
cmtorters foreordained for their work of
solace. There are those who, by their
presence and efforts, double our grief.
The obtrusive comforter Is a pest. The
person who gives too little of sympathy
la a human glacier. I know a woman
who was plunaed Into hysterics by the
Infers of condolence she received
'So many of them tell me whst s woilrt
of woe this Is." she said, between rasps
of hysterical laughter and a downpour
of tears. "As though I didn't know it.
Can't anyone say anything that ' will
either soothe or strengthen me?"
Granted that It is a difficult art to
write a letter of consolation. But two
elements may be present In any such
letter, the note that you are personally
sorry that the affliction has befallen th
one who receives the letter, and some
assurance of what that person hss been
to and done for the departed. Too much
sympathy weakens, too little, chills. .
"Just enough" Is a worthy motto. They
who adopt It will always have friends
and weloome and success. ,
Health's Relation to the Eight-Hour Day
PART I. j
This world does not run on mathe-
mattcal principles. 11 Is true we haVt
been : victms from our earliest school
1h of a consprlracy to fix unalterably
nd Irremovably In our minds a firm
belief in certain geometric axioms und
first principles, which must be absolutely
accepted and never questioned. Onoe
grant these and the logician haa you at
hla mercy. ,
Such as, for Instance, the hoary and
venerable chesnut that a whole la al
ways greater than its part, blandly over
looking the notorious and Indlaputable
fact that communities, nationsand tacos
have always been dominated and run by
minorities, snd small ones at that. Whloh
the later politely and modestly explain
by the statement that one with God Is
always a majority!
Another Inspired hatching from the
guileless minds Is the assumption that in
the asms class or category higher num
ber are greater than lower. '
Four, for instance, being eternally and
unalterably more than two In the swim
ming class, even though the four happen
to .the ducks and the two dreadnoughts.
In fn&4 the assumptions and funda
mental axioms of the mathematicians,
like those of other minds that wear
blinkers and can see only tn one plane,
deal with quantity, and leave out ot ac
count entirely the far more Important
element of quantity.
-"Oh!" but we protest, "we can easily
see through that fallacy. We are not so
childish as be misled by that kind ot
superficial logic. ' But the trouble la that
we are. and are consfantly being hood
winked by that kind of sophistry, not
lust occasionally but frequently and
habitually, even on some of the Import
ant questions of life.
; For - instance. In the vital and Im
port nnt element of labor reciilsllon. the
one rork-r bbed, mo-grown and in
domitable obstaole to an Intelligent ad
justment and planning of the hours of
labor la the calm and utishakn'.ile ss
sumptlon on the part of the public that
an eiuht-hour day Is necessarily and In
the very natuie ot the case a fniali- dty
than a ten-hour or . twelve- hour one;
that Is to say, less productive, less valti
ahie. less remunerative to the employer.
Thla plausible and conducive assump
tion Is, of course, loudly heartded abroad
by tne employer of labor, and the com-
Advice to Lovelorn
. By Beatrice Fairfax .',
It We-na B lunlit.
bear Miss Fairfax:-. I am writing to
you for some 'advice and shall appreciate
I am Jf years old snd I am employed
as a typist by a, Urge mall order firm.
In October I made the acqnalntsnoe of
a gentleman to years of age, although
ha looks much younger.
He Is a well educated gentleman, has
his own business, and Is In all respects
a perfect gentleman. -
Hi haa asked to call af my home and
meet my parents, and haa also Invited
me to go nut with htm, providing my
parents consent.. . ,,
What I wish to know la, do you think
this gentlemsn Is too old for me to go
out with? k. c. J.
Can you ' possibly -Imagine yourself
happy as the wife of a man who la In all
probability elder than youri father?
Surely your tastea and Inclinations are
sltogether different since you, are prac
tically two generations apart. It would
be, unfair to both of yot for you to per
mit thla friendship te ge far. for It might
only result in pain and unhapplness for
both ofsyouv - , ( ,. . r t , . -
muntty "(all for It" unanimously, and
swallow It whole, without even stopping
to put their teeth Into It.
It sounds so- alphabetically and ele
mentally convincing and plausible. It
men esrs 12 In n. day of ten hours, natur
ally he can earn only a ties in eight
Consequently and demand to have his
day shortened and still receive exactly
the same wage la a bare-fared imposi
tion tipon the good nature of an Inno
cent and long-suffering employer.
If the worker demsnds shortening 'f
his day without corresponding reduction
of his wsges he Is asking for elth -r
blackmail or charity, acrordng to popu
lar logic. The only question being whether
the employer can magnanimously afford
tn give It to him out of his legitimate
profits. . . .
The only trouble with this universally
accepted and self-evident proposition is
that It doesn't happen "to be true end
utterly laks the support of fscta.
On the contrary. Incredible If not par;n
doxlo as, It may sound, thousands of er
lerlmentg on both sides of the Atlantic,
In all sorts of trsdes, have overwhelm
ingly proven that, so far, the shorter th
working day the more work Is turned
out. . .
1 In addition to this, the quality of work
la so much better, the wastage by break-.
Ing, spoiling' snd soiling so much leas,
the accidents both to machinery and to
men so much fewer, that the eight-hour
day saves-to the employer more than
(the additional wage-perhour coat on
these counts alone, . .
In fact, so far as the world-wide
process of lowering the one and raising
the other haa gone to data, the fewer
the working hours and the higher the
wages the lower the labor cost of the
product. : . . . . '
1 zhJ? .
fWM SALE F MM i
khmi HAEF Mesial - Wort
Surely a golden opportunity that every woman in this vicinity should take ad
vantage of. Three hundred beautiful sample Dresses bought by Mr. Pred from one
of New York's best makers all newest styles", colors and materialsto be placed
on sale Saturday morning at extremely low prices. This event is' truly remarkable,
coming right at the beginning of the Spring season, when prices on materials are
steadily climbing. Read the descriptions belowthen see if you can afford to miss
these bargains. .
Entire Purchase on Sale in Three Lots:
Consisting; of Dresses
Worth to $22.50
Consisting of Dresses ,
Up to $55.00
Including magnificent mode a
in Taffeta, Oeorgette Orepo,
CharmeuM, Crep de Meteor,
Combination 811k Stripes ao1
Plaids, In white, black, navy,
Copenhagen, tan, gray, rose, etc.
Choone from any of theae $3..
139.60, $46, $48.60 and $5
values Saturday, at .only
Consisting of Dresses
Worth to $32.50
In this lot you will ' find
charming model in all the new
style of alike each one having
an Individuality and distinction
that will appeal to critical pur
chasers. Misses' slzea, 14, 16
and la, and ladles' aires, 36 to
4C. All the new shade, actual
values till. DO. $27. lu, $20,60
and $32. SO, choice, Saturday, at
In thla lot are included a ho at,
of models to ault all tastes for?
all occasions. Afternoon, street
and evening gowns all reflect
ing spring's moat delightful
modes In popular shades of TaN
feta. Crepe de Chine, Messaltne.
etc. All elitea represented. They
would be good values at $19.60
and $22.50. Choice Saturday
Spring Suits Over 5)0 Beautiful Models,
priced from $15.00 to $48.50.
Spring Skirts In Taffeta, Cloth and Com
binations, $3.95 to $19.00. ,
ced Ladies' MJ j ' j yfi SJU
CLOAKS. SUITS O MILLINERY