Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 10, 1918, Page 7, Image 7

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1 lay down on a couch in my room
and my eyes rested on a most fasci
nating painting on one of the walls.
It showed a rowboat with four men
in it going over a waterfall. Ap
parently the fate of the occupants
of that boat was sealed. Nothing
could keep the boat from going
over the edge and being dashed to
pieces at the foot of the cataract.
The look of agony and despair on
the faces of the three men in the
bow of the boat showed how clearly
they realized the helplessness of
their position. The man in the stern
of the boat was standing up with one
foot over the side. He had grasped
a frail twig which overhung the
bank, but it was hardly enough to
stand the strain. Nevertheless, the
expression on his face disclosed that,
combined with the sense of impend
ing danger which possessed him,
there was just a ray of hope that
this little twig might be the means
of averting the catastrophe.
The thought came to me that the
Kaiser and his supporters were in
identically the same position as the
man in the stern of that ill-fated
boat and that in their U-boat cam
paign, upon which they relied so
much, they were clutching desper
ately at a frail twig which might for
a moment delay but could not pos
sibly avert their doom.
After the Kaiser had had his
sleep. I was summoned to his dress
jngroom. I got there before he did
and on the table 1 noticed a long
envelope addressed to "His Majesty
the King and Kaiser." It looked
very ofticial and imposing, but just
•what it contained of course I don't
The Kaiser entered the room at-
Si-ed in a red flannel undershirt!
It wag the first time I had ever seen
him in such a state of ptebian negli
gee, and I received more or less of a
!shock. I had been so accustomed
to seeing him in uniform, both in
pictures and in person, that it had
never occurred to me that, under
neath that symbol of pomp the
Kaiser probably dressed the same
as us lesser mortals. I noticed in
cidentally that when he put on his
military coat he put it on right over
his undershirt.
Homburg was much nearer the
firing-line than Pless. although, of
course, at a very safe distance. I
Here Is One Treatment That All
Sufferer* Can Kelj Upon
If you want to driv) catarrh and
jill its disgusting symptoms from
Wuur system in the shortest possible
go to your druggist and ask
for a Hyomei outfit to-day.
Breathe Hyomei and it will rid you
of catarrh; it gives such quick re
lief that all who use it for the first
time are astonished.
Hyomei is a pure pleasant anti
peptic. which is breathed into the
lungs over the inflamed membrane; it
kills the catarrh germs, soothes the
sore spots, and heals all inflamma
Uon't suffer another day with ca
tarrh; the disease is dangerous and
often ends in consumption. Start the
Hyomei treatment to-day. No stom
ach dosing, no sprays or douches;
just breathe it—that's all. Ask H. C.
Ii Keep the Gas* Range |J
Bright* and Shining ||
You can do it simply and easily with practically
I no work. It will add enormously to the appear- J |
ance of the kitchen and will save repair bills. A ||
solution of warm water and
will take the dirt, grease and rust spots off in a hurry and
keep your range as bright and shining as it was the day I
j'ou got it. And this is just one of the ways that you can i
J keep your kitchen hygienically clean with Borax, the oldest
and best cleaning agent and disinfectant for home use.
i 201 Mule Team Borax has a hundred household uses.
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noticed, however, that here anti
aircraft guns had been planted, but
upurt from that there was hardly
any more activity than there had
been at Pless.
While walking down the corridor
I was stopped by an officer and
asked who 1 was, but, as a rule, I
came und went without molestation
and seldom had to show my pass,
which one of the Kaiser's adjutants
had given me and which permitted
me to enter and leave army head
quarters for the whole year 1917.
When I was driven through the
streets of Homburg. both coming
from and going to the railroad sta
tion, in the Kaiser j motorcar, and
the second-man, or bugler, on the
front seat, blew the horn, people
came running out of stores and
from afar to ijet a view of the im
portant personage who occupied the
Kaiser's own car! of them
saluted me or raised their hats, and
I thought how angry they would
have been had they known they
were putting themselves to so much
trouble to salute an alien enemy!
The ridiculousness of the whole
thing impressed me very much. For
the moment 1 was part of the play
which was ever being made to im
press and awe those whom the Kai
ser was pleased to refer to as "my
people," but whose approbation
means everything, even to a mon
arch who rules "by divine right."
The Kaiser and Things American
Among the Germans generally
there is a surprising degree of ig
norance regarding conditions in
America. The untraveled German
has but the vaguest idea concerning
our people and our institutions. 1
have had patients of intelligence and
education ask me how we are able
to cope with the Indians! In view
of the extent of German emigration
to America and the vast volume of
commercial transactions between the
two countries, it is almost unbeliev
able that such erroneous notions
should prevail in these enlightened
days, but they do.
This fact practically serves to
explain how easy it was for the
Kaiser and his inspired press to pull
the wool over the people's eyes re
garding the unimportance of Amer
ica's entry into the war. It doesn't
explain at all, however, how com
pletely the Kaiser himself under
estimated us and our power, for I
uoubt whether there is any for
eigner living, who has never visited
America, who knows more about our
country than the German Emperor.
Indeed, he was more familiar with
many of our problems than many
of our countrymen, and he fre
quently revealed to me in the course
of our conversations how thoroughly
posted he was on American condi
Long before the subject of forest
conservation was taken up seriously
in this country, the Kaiser pointed
out to me what a great mistake we
were making in not devoting more
attention to it.
"Can you tell me, Davis, why you
have so many forest fires in your
country?" he asked, after a particu
larly destructive conflagration in
the west had destroyed many acres
of timber. "How does it happen?"
I explained to him that most of
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the forest fires came from sparks
from locomotives. Careless lumber
men allowed the branches which
they lopped off the trees to remain
on the ground, and when they were
ignited by sparks the fire
spread to the uncut timber. As the
facilities for extinguishing tire in
these unpopulated regions was prac
tically nil. and the .climate made the
timber particularly inflammable,
these fires usually attained serious
"That points out again the ineffi
ciency of your form of government,"
he commented. "You have laws re
quiring the railways to use appli
ances to arrest the sparks from their
engines, haven't you? Why don t
you enforce them? Your people
don't seem to realize that it takes
years to grow a tree. Because you
have more than you need to-day,
you make no provision for to-mor
row. For every tree cut down an
other should be planted. If you
don't adopt some such measure, the
time will surely come when Amer
ica will have to turn to Germany
for timber.," ,
1 smiled at the idea of our coun
try having to rely upon German
timber, but the Kaiser insisted that
at the rate we were using up our
lumber resources Germany would
soon have a greater supply availa
ble than we. I wonder if the Ger
mans have been planting a new tree
for every one they have ruthlessly
destroyed on the continent of Eu
rope during the past few years of
destrucive warfare!
It is a fact, however, that the
German laws are very stringent in
this respect. One is not permitted
to cut down a tree on one's own
premises without first securing the
consent of the tree commission, and
as the "red tape" involved in an ap
peal to the German authorities in
matters of this kind is most weary
ing, such applications are not fre
quently resorted to.
Another illustration of the Kai
ser's familiarity with our national
problems was afforded in a remark
he made at the time of our financial
panic in 1907, which he said should
never have been possible.
(To Be Continued.)
" When a Girl "
A New, Romantic Serial Dealing With the Absorbing
Problems of a Girl Wife
Chapter XVIII
As I whirled through a morning
of packing and making arrangements
to leave the Walgrave, I kept remem
bering that Beatty Bryce was in
I wanted to forget—but there was
so much to forget'
BitCe ghosts started from every
corner of the rcom to haunt me.—>
tender words, caresses. My hands
insisted on lingering over Jim's
clothes as I folded them and packed
them; and while my hands did their
service, bitter memories made me
treble to my very finger-tips. I
tried to forget the cold businesslike
tone of my husband's first letter—
once 1 found myself laughing hyster
ically as I thought of that first "love
letter"—but in a moment I swung
back again to my packing. That kept
me mercifully busy.
At the apartment I found Evelyn
Mason waiting for me. On the black
Italian lacquer console table between
the front windows stood a Jar of dull
pottery filled with deep red peonies.
They breathed a fragrant welcome.
And Evelyn pouncing upon me with
a flutter of kisses, put the welcome
into words:
Greetings, Anne, dear! I'm so glad
to share :n the making of your first
home. The posies are Tom's repre
sentatives—or perhaps Mrs. Mc-
Cusick, the cleaning woman, is! This
room is washed and combed all ready
and she's working her way back to
the bedroom via the kitchenette.
We'll give her a few extra Jobs and
then run over tc> the Santvoort 10
have lunch with Thomas, and he's
coming back this afternoon to give
us the benefit C his masculine advice
and strength."
Evelyn darted about eagerly and
helpfully, doing little odd Jobs and
giving directions between sentences.
"Won't Jimmy be dee-lighted to
come home to this cosy little nest
air feathered for hi->i"' she cried
Her way of talking seemed very
A Series of Plain Talks to
President of the Parents 'Association.
(Copyright, 1918,_by the Parents Association. Inc.)
No. 17. The Child Who Runs Away.
THE first aim of most parents in
Child Training is Control.
The instinct for running away
is a hopeful one, it shows real initia
tion, a desire to disebver and ex
plore, but it must be kept within
If you cannot control your five
year-old runaway now, you will prob
ably not be able to control him ten
years later. It is no wonder, then,
that the runaway child causes so
much concern.
• A father writes to met.
"Our little boy Is about three years
of age. What can we do to prevent
him from running Into the street?
He has plenty of ground on our prop
erty to play in, but the minute we
turn our back he runs away. If you
run after him, he runs so much
With a child of this age. It Is really
better to have a fence for the boun
dary line because It Is almost too
much to expect a child so young to
remember not'to cross an invisible
You might, however, have a place
in your backyard, perhaps twenty
five feet square, for him to play in
most of the time. In this plot, have a
sandbox, little tools for him to work
with and other playthings. Make this
spot really attractive to the child and
have R marked off clearly so that he
can easily see the boundary lines.
Do not try to get the child to
promise that he will not run away.
Children so young promise things
very often when they scarcely know
what they are saying and the prac
tice of making them promise tends
to cause untruthfulness. This method
also has a tendency to weaken obedi
Simply tell the child where he is to
play. Go out to the yard with him,
walk around the boundary line inside
of which y.ou are willing he should
play, saying: "You can play clear
over as far as the rope this way
and clear over as far as the rope
on the other side. Won't that be a
fine playground?" Then say in a low
confidential tone, "Maybe I'll give
you a bigger place to play in to
morrow. I shall expect you to play
right in here to-day. Don't go out
j side the ropes without asking father.
[ -~- r ----y_ Yn "'
clever to me—she purred like a con
tented kitten! Her throaty little
vi-.cc, its quick catch with the tiny
(" tatch cf malice back of it, were
very amusing, but .1 decided I was
very g.'ai! that lively 1, liked me.
Under her direet'.rn the trunks
were hidden away in a curtained cor
ner of the large, square bathroom.
The Lags were stowed in the d sep
window seats of ttie bedroom. Pres
ently all signs of "Just , moving in'
were smoothed away.
The little ice- chest in the kitchen
ette was threaded by frost-covered
pipes—Evelyn explained the refrig
eration plant—and the dumbwaiter
system of removing refuse. She pro
pelled me through a few simple ar
rangements with tlie janitor, the fruit
vender and the man who left rolls
and milk and then 1 found myself at
the Santvoort.
After lunch Mr. Mason taxied us
about on a shopping tour for linens
and household utensils. No one ex
pected mo to think for myself—l felt
like a very large baby suddenly come
into possession of a most efficient Mr.
and Mrs. Fairy Godmother. I might
have chosen blue striped bath towels.
Evelyn selected lavender.
When we returned to the apart
ment my arduous and brain-taxing
share of the work was unpacking
trunks. Evelyn insisted upon tack
ing up shelf paper, washing ching
and putting my linen and enamel
saucepans in place. Tom Mason took
for his "Job" the arrangement of the
living room. They promised that the
rooms would be in applepie order by
night—and I felt vaguely disappoint
It would have been euch fun to
have done a little of the nest-bulld
ing with Jim but Jim was in Wash
ington with—his friends. I was
lucky to have such kind friends here
in our little home-to-be.
There was one deep closet in the
bedroom. It had wide' shelves built
in and two clothes poles stretched
Watch the child very closely at
first and the moment he oversteps
the line, walk very slowly out in the
yard—don't run after him—have him
come directly in front of you, and,
looking him straight in the eye, say,
"Robert, from now on, you are to
play inside of these lines. You must
not go outside without asking father.
Let's go and see what we can make
with the sand and blocks."
The most natural thing for parents
to do is to yell at the child and tell
him to come back in a fault-finding
way, or whip him or tie him. But
these methods are sure to have a bad
result. The correct way is to speak
confidentially and friendly, though
After teaching the child to respect
the boundary lines of the small plot,
which you use as a testing ground,
you may gradually increase the size,
so long as he proves worthy of trust,
until the outside boundary line is the
sidewalk or edge of the street. If he
becomes lax, narrow his border lines
until he can again be trusted.
If all children were given proper
and much-needed early lessons In
self-control, the state would not need
so many reformatories and jails.
' (Copyrighted, 1918, The Parents'
Association, inc.)
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Get Rid of That
Persistent Cough
If you are subject to weak lungs,
heed the cough as a warning. ECK
RLAN'S ALTERATIVE may aid i you
in stopping the cough. In addition,
it Is a valuable tonic and health
builder in such cases. No alcohol,
narcotic or habit-forming drugs.
Twenty years' successful use.
Wlc and Unifies lit nil ilrug
<-'• •*■' or from inniiiifiieturer, iiontpnld.
across It with hangers all ready to
welcome coats and suits and dresses
—the shelves on the right for Jim's
hats and shoes and boxes; those op
posite for my belongings. When 1
had arrunged them, the precious in
timacy Oif that "cupboard shared"
gave me my first feeling of home.
There were bits of shouted con
versation now and then, but for the
most part we worked In silence, like
old friends who understand each
At last Mr. Mason called that it
was half past seven and that he
would like a little feminine com
ment on his masculine home-making
ability and an hour off for supper.
So Evelyn and I hurried to the door
of the living room and there a splen
did picture greeted us.
Tall, slim black iron lanterns of
ancient Venice were sending out
flame color lights from their nooks
between the windows, where curtains
of apricot silk shut out the daylight.
Thick white candles burned on either
side of the white stone fireplace in
the north wall. Cool and gray were
the rugs on the floor—soft and brood
ing was the high, gray ceiling.
Candle light flickered over the apri
cot and dull green damask of the
We will win this war—
Nothing else really matters until we dol
The Flavor Lasts
On the refectory table, which was
drawn up against the deep couch in
the south wall, stood a lantern whose
llame colored light was mantled by
the wings of iron birds. On a little
cloth of damask there was a great
bowl of black cherries and another of
peaches. The fragrance of coffee rose
from an electric percolator.
It was beautiful—and homelike.
Tom Mason beamed like a happy boy
at our praise.
"Now I'll run to the corner for
some sandwiches, and then we'll have
a house-warming supper party." he
At that my heart sank. How could
I take my first meal in the new home
with any que hut my husband? But
a minute later I realized how much
I owed these good friends—a cold
supper, after all their work, was so
little to offer! I determined to atone
for my moment of ingratitude.
"This ii my party—the first in my
new home—a little thank-offering to
the good friends who have helped
me make the home. I'm going to the
corner for the 'eats,' " I cried with
gay determination, from which I re
fused to budge. ,
A clock in the village was chiming
eight when I returned with my pur
chases. X noticed it idly. I wondef
if I can ever UgllffT listen "idly" when
a clock strikes eight.
(To Be Continued)
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1 Lemon Juice
For Freckles
Girls! Make beauty lotion at
home for a few cents. Try Itl
Squeeze the Juice of two lemons
into a bottle containing three ounces
of orchard white, shake well, and
you liave a quarter pint of the best
freckle and tan lotion, and com
plexion beautifler, at very, trery
small cost.
Your grocer has the lemons and
any ''rug store or toilet counter will
supp.y three ounces of orchard white
for a few cents. Massage this sweetly
fragrant lotion into the face, neck,
arms and hands each day and see
how freckles and blemishes disap
pear and how clear, soft and white
♦ho skin becomes. Yes! It la harm