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Conducted by Ella Fleishman.
Kept Lovelight
Burning Fifty
Years for Civil
War Soldier
I clipped the following from
newspaper recently:
Danville. 111. Mrs. E. Wolfamott, M
years old, whose husband was among those
ro ported "missing" during tha civil war,
and who bad kept a lighted lamp In the
window of her cottage for more than &0
years,, hoping that eome day he would re
turn, and the light might guide htm home.
Is dead at the hoipltal at Kankakee.'.
Her husband waa a member of the 115th
Illinois Infantry, which waa organised In
I am old-fashioned enough to be
lieve these two found each other at
last,' and the war bride of 50 years
ago feels repaid for lighting the lamp
in her window all those years.
.' I've had so many letters from girls
who want to know whether it would
be advisable to marry their soldier
sweethearts before the boys sail for
''over there" that I am going to at
tempt something in the way of a col
lective answer.
In the first place, the wisdom of
a war marriage depends on the type
of girl about to become a "war
bride." The question cannot be an
swered by "yes" or "no;" circum
stances, and the individual must de
cide the case.
The girl's position will be hard
enough, in any event, and unless she
has the love "many waters cannot
quench" and the grim ability to live
from day to day in suspense and to
face anything the future may bring,
she would better defer her wedding.
It would be absurd for a suscept
ible li.tttle butterfly, always interested
in. the last man she meets, to marry
a soldier. She would probably cry
her eyes out at parting, then feel
sorry for herself when she saw other
girls going to dances and picnics and
realized as a married woman she was
not getting as much attention as
. She'd Imagine a Tragedy.
Then probably someone else would
come' along and she would imagine
she had a regular three-set" tragedy
on her hands. Therefore to the
pretty, susceptible butterfly let me
say, and say as emphatically as I am
capable of, The lot of a war bride
is not for you.
It takes sterner stuff than but
terflies are made of to stand the
strain and suspense and the steeling
of heart and hand every time one
picks up a newspaper with its dread
casualty list.
. It takes something of the heroic
spirit that sent our Pilgrim women
across an unknown sea into an un
known land and steadied .them to
face "the waiting hardships, because
they loved the men who loved free
dom. They would not consent to
wait for their men in comfort, by an
. English fireside, till the wilderness
had been subdued.
The chances of being a heroic
"war bride" are good, if any of my
girl .correspondents who have writ
ten bn this subject has in her veins
the .blood of some pioneer woman
who helped to settle our great west.
Have you ever thought of the
colonizing of our western states?
Day after day they travelled in the
big covered wagons, cooking, wash
ing, keeping house as they made
their way across the wilderness.
The sun rose behind them in the
morning, overtook them, dropped
below ! the horizon at night month
after: month, year after year, some
timesas they plodded along in the
lumbering, creaking wagon.
Sometimes children were born on
these journeys, and again children
died, and the mother would put up
a erbss in the wilderness and pray
she might come back to the little
grave some day.
The Something That Makes Empires.
And again they would push on,
not knowing what the next day
would bring forth an Indian mas
sacre, . perhaps, an attack by wild
beasts, or the loss of all their pos
sessions, in crossing tome swollen
stream. But dogged, resolute, they
kept on, building up day by day, that
something of which empires are made.
And giving to their descendants,
even to the third and fourth gen
eration, that grit, fiber, backbone
call it what you will that has been
the saving grace of the American
people. .
Sometimes we seem to lose this
quality, and grow soft, when luxury
overtakes us, but in the long run
it depended on when the
clinch comes, to land us "over the
top ' -
To girls who have some of the
' stoicism of the pioneer women in
their make-up, I would say, by all
means, marry your soldier boy and
-rGod bless you. But to the butter
fly.don't take your feelings too se
riously there will be other soldier
boys and other civilians, too, for
Io some parts of Central Africa a
woman, is entitled to a divorce if
her. husband does not provide her with
a garden and a hoe.
Dainty Girl
A CHARMING frock for a flower
girl, or indeed any little girl,
is shown on this small maiden.
Sheerest white voile and Irish crochet
are the materials employed,' though
"Val" lace will be less expensively ef
fective. The frock is cut in a straight
length from shoulder to hem. Small
tucks are used front and back, be
tween the straps of lace, which end
t v- - X
By "Daddy "War of .the Frogs." tSSSSZSS
Simple Simorfty $'3'fl$
The Trap is Set.
(Peg ST. as Princess of Blrdland. is asked
to aid the Frogs, allies of the Birds, la their
war against Snakes. After General Hopper,
leader of the Frogs' shows his lgnoranoe.
Peggy takes command and enlists the help
of the Giant of the Woods and Billy Bel
glum. They plan to trap the Snake army).
THE Giant of the Woods loaded his
boat with his tent, some lumber,
and a box of tools. Then with Billy
Relgium he set off by water for Rat
tler Glen.
Peggy went by air, riding Mr. Swal
low, who proved a fine flying war
horse. She rode directly to Frog Is
land. There the Frog army was busily
drilling, but Peggy could see General
Hopper no place in sight.
"He's got all the war he wants,"
said Blue Jay, who had acted as the
general's horse. "He is hiding under
a mud bank; I'll show you."
Sure enough. General Hopper, all
the bravado taken out of him, was
shivering and shaking with his nose
just sticking out of a scummy pool.
"Oh, I'm so sick, so sickl" he
croaked, as Peggy flew down beside
"I guess you have cold feet," said
Peggy severely.
"That's it, I've got cold feet, awful
cold feet," chattered the general.
"Then you must turn over the
command of your army to me," said
"Yon can have it," croaked the
under an Irish crochet rose and
dangling balls. Wider tucks give ful
ness from the shoulders. A sash of
blue satin ribbon runs under the lace
and ends in a huge bow at the back.
Puffed sleeves are finished with a cuff
of lace insertion. A strip of lace com
pletes the neck. Rows of lace and
tucks trim the skirt. Very lovely is
this frock and very serviceable, be
cause it it especially designed for
tubbing and may be used for many
parties. The lingerie hat is made of
net and lace. . A blue ribbon and a
small bunch of pastel flowers are the
final touches on this attractive tout
en semble.
No. 2
After paring and coring, all vege
tables and some fruits should be
blanched by plunging them into boil
. ing water for a short time. This
picture shows blanching with a wire
basket, at suggested by the National
War Garden Commission, at Wash
ington, which will send readers of
this paper a free canning "book for a
two-cent stamp for postage. Watch
lor No. V, "".
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general eagerly. "My feet are too
cold to fight any more today."
"Or any other day," added Peggy
disgustedly, as Mr. Swallow bore her
back to Frog Island.
"I never yet knew a boaster who
wasn't a coward," agreed Mr. Swal
low. At Frog Island Teggy addressed
the Frog army.
"General Hopper is sick" she
"Of his job," added Mr. Swallow.
"Please remember you're only a
horse and don't interrupt," said Peg
gy. Then she continued her talk.
"The general is sick of his job."
The last three words slipped out be
fore she knew it and she was very
much confused when Mr. Swailow.
snickered. "He has cold feet." Again
Mr. Swallow snickered. Peggy was
so upset now that she finished her
speech in a hurry. "Well, anyway.
I've taken command of the Frog army
and we're going to win by strategy
if you do as I say."
"Hurrah for General Peggy!" cried
an alert looking young Frog.
"Hurrah! Hurrah 1 Hurrah V
croaked the army. "And hurrah for
Colonel Croaker.
"Is your name Colonel Croaker?"
Peggy asked the young Frog.
"Yes, general," he answered.
"Well, you are General Croaker
now," declared Peggy. "You look as
if you had more sense than General
"Hurrah for General Croaker 1"
croaked the army.
Peggy now gave orders rapidly.
"General Croaker," she said, "I want
you to pick out a flying squadron of
your bravest and best jumpers,
quick 1" General Croaker saluted and
hopped away to carry out the order.
Peggy turned to her Birds. "I want
dozens of flocks of strong birds here
in five minutes to carry the Frogs into
battle. I saw a flock of Blackbirds in
the marshes as I came past. They can
"We'll be messengers," cried
Homer and Carrie Pigeon.
While the leaping Frogs were being
assembled and the Birds were
swarming to the island, Peggy flew
to Rattler Glen.
There she found that the Giant of
the Woods had already set up his big
canvas trap. Billy Belgium had
worked hard at helping him. The
Giant had the trap so arranged that
a snake wriggling over the edge of
the cliff would be caught in the upside-down
tent. Once inside, no snake
could climb the straight canvas walls.
The Giant of the Woods and Billv
Belgium climbed to the top of the cliff
anjl Peggy explained her plan.
"You see the Snakes will expect an
attack from the land side. They know
the Frogs can't climb the cliff, and
they'll never think of their coining by
air. We'll surprise them by a rear
attack and that will upset them.
When they come after us we'll run
away. We will have another Frog
army ready for march from Marsh
land over the sides of the glen to
threaten the Snakes who try to es
cape the trap."
"This is going to be a lot of fun,"
said the Giant. "I want a front seat.
Come on. Billy Belgium, we'll climb
that big tree back there and watch
the battle."
"Be careful of the Snakes," warned
"We will go up the side of the
Glen," said the Giant, as he and Billy
Belgium started off.
Homer Pigeon rushed up eagerly.
"I've got your flying horses," he
cried. "And the Frogs are ready."
"Please tell General Croaker to fly
his mounted army here," ordered
Peggy. "And have him send a strong
force" by water to the Marshland en
trance to the Glen. This force will
advance over the top when I send the
word. You and Carrie Pigeon return
to act as my messengers."
Peggy's orders were quickly carried
out. Birds, acting as flying horses,
rose from Frog Island in clouds, and
on the back of each bird was a Froe
soldier. They landed at the top of
the cliff. The Birds then flew away,
leaving the Frog to fight on foot.
Peggy told General Croaker what
the Frogs were to do, and he explain
ed to the soldiers. When all was
ready, Peggy flew up the Glen to see
if she could find the Snake army.
It was not difficult. The Snakes
were massed at the end of the Glen
awaiting to be attacked by Frogs
coming over the sides of Marshland.
Even as Peggy looked at the creep
ing army a quiver of excitement ran
through it. A swift Blue Racer had
darted in with a report. He had dis
covered the Frog army at the top of
the cliff. Peggy, waving her hand
from high in the air, gave the Frogs
the signal to advance. In reply came
the croaking war chant:
"Cro-a-kl Cro-a-k! Cro-a-k! To
Complete the letters of Simon's sign they will spell the name
of a U. S. general. Answer to previous puzzle MOORE
war, to war, for peace and liberty V
There was wild excitement in the
Snake army. For a moment all was
confusion. Then the Snakes twisted
about, and with an appalling hissing
and rattling, darted down the Glen to
meet the attack of the Frogs.
(Tomorrow's Installment of the story will
tirrlli the battle of the Frogs and the
Modish Bathing Suits
With nothing to hamper active
movement in the water, yet smart and
attractive when the swimmer steps
out on shore, a wool jersey bathing
costume looks ever so much better
than a silk one when it is sopping wet.
One pretty little suit is of black jersey
with trimmings of deep maroon jer
sey. The skirt is in modest length
and the small sleevecaps partly cover
the upper arm. A kerchief of maroon
silk figured in white is bound over a
rubber diving cap.
Quaker gray in color are some
smart and extremely fetching bathing
costumes of this year. One little gray
jersey model has dainty white stripes
by the way of trimming very simple
trimming, for the chief distinction of
the garment is in its graceful lines
oveer a slender figure. A purple rub
ber cap wth a coquettish tassel (also
of rubber) and a beach parasol in
shades of violet and purple, accom
pany this gray suit.
For women who favor the comfort
able jersey cloth for bathing wear, yet
do not fancy the close slip-on tunics
that only slender, youthful figures can
stand, there is an attractive bathing
frock, made of blue jersey and
trimmed with jersey in a lighter
shade of blue. The facing of light blue
under the skirt is a pretty idea, for a
bathing skirt often reveals its fac-v
ing and here is an excellent oppor-
tunity for trimming. The short sleevess
are faced also, and collar and sash
show the lighter blue shade. The cap
of blue rubber has white discs. g
Lady Dalmeny, a daughter-in-law
of Lord Rosebery, the former British?
premier, spends the greater part of
each day in the fields, loading and on-'j
loading carts and doing all sorts of J$
other farm labor. . j
cno gdi v ui I D i I n
run u ii n i ii n i ii
Tells How To Make a Home-Madt-
Gray Hair Remedy. 1
Mr. A. E. O'Brien, who has been a
barber in New York City for many
years, made the following statement: J
"Gray, streaked or faded hair can bes
immediately made black, brown or 5
lieht brown, whichever shade yon de-ii
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"Merely get a small box of Orlex:: i
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only 25 cents, and no extras to buy.i.4
Dissolve it in one ounce of water andTf
comb it thrjgh the hair. Full diree-!
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" You need not hesitate to use Or- J
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each box guaranteeing the user that j !
Orlex powder doees not contain sil-
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will make a gray haired person look l
twenty years younger." Adv. i-
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A Curbstone
I haven't seen you for months
whereVe you been."
BOB CURRIER: "Oh,rvebeen
laid op for several weeks
it's pretty good to get out
again too, I can tell you."
BILLY: Tor heaven's sake
not hospital?"
BOB: "Yes sir, and I jnst
dodged an operation."
-"What was the trouble?"
-"Why, Billy, the doctors
called it some awful name,
but it was nothing more or
less than a "clog" in my in
testines ; waste that wouldn't
move poisoning me
breeding a fine lineof serious
"What did they do to you
up at St John's?"
"They were all ready to ope
rate for appendicitis. Tnat
food waste had accumulated
in the large intestine, where
the appendix is. I had had
That only shook up my sys
temflushed it hard and
left that poisonous waste
right there, dryer and harder
than ever. Taking a pill for
for that condition is like
driving your car up Ten
Mile Hill to get the carbon
out of the cylinders."
-That's right"
-"Well, the doctor said
"We'll see if we can't move
that obstruction naturally
before we try to operate."
He put me on my back, and
I watched the clock, counted
my fingers, ate a diet and
took Nujol. The Nujol soft
ened that dry mass, moved
it on, and after a while I be
gan to be regular my sys
tem is my clock now, I take
a little Nujol morning and
night just before tooth
brushing and I really dont
know what it is to feel low.
Pleasant to take too."
pains, and I always tried to "What does the Nujol do?"
cure them with pills or salts.
For your own protection insist that the GTuggist ghne you the
nine Nujol, in a sealed and capped bottle, bearing the Nujol trade
mark in red newr otherwise. Nujol ia absolutely pun and harm
less. Inferior substitutes may" give unpleasant result. Genuine)
Nujol sold by all druggists in the U. S. and Canada.
.Send 50 cents and we will ship new kit size bottle to U. S. soldien
and sailors anywhere. Write for attractive free booklet on the
Nujol treatment Section 6, Nujol Dept. Standard Oil Co. (New
Jersey). Bayonne, N. J.
"Simply eoftexa (ho coo
tents of tha bowels with
out in any way Intcrfeikjg
. with digestion and lubr
cates the ashes easily along
the intestines. Ifs not ab
sorbed. You get rid of every
drop you take. For
who coesnt exercise much,
or who works so hard that
he hasnt time, to keep his
insides as dean as his collar,
. it just helps nature out, seer
-"Sure (he twists the self
starter) IH bet there are
thousands of men right now
in the same shape you were
in. Only one of them knows
it and he just found it out
Hop in!"
"Where you bound. BflryT
"I'm going to take you
down to the drug store, and
then if you're real good and
you help me buy one bottle
of Nujol, we'll go out and
shoot about nine holes be
fore supper. How about it?"
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