The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, September 13, 1909, Image 7

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    The Marriage Vow
i'Jhite St
earners Use lerosono
Chances Good That the Ancient Adage
Once More Proved Wisdom of
Man Who Uttered It.
He was afraid to tell her right out
nd out that he loved her, bo lie began
In a roundabout way, hoping she
would catch his drift, then betray, by
her confusion, her own feelings. He
didn't dream but that she loved him,
but thought that she, like himself,
was afraid to demonstrate it.
"Heart trouble?" she repeated. "Are
you sure you've heart trouble, Alfred?
You know Indigestion is very like it
at times."
"Oh, I know I've got heart trouble
all right. I can't you see it your
self?" "Why, how silly, Alfred; no one can
see heart trouble; they have to feel
it. Have you taken anything for it?"
"No, not yet, but 1 I want to, don't
you know."
"Then why don't you?"
"I I would; that Is, if I could get
"fcan't you get it, Alfred?"
"I I don't know."
"Have you tried?"
"No, not yet."
(Silence for two provoking min
utes.) "Alfred !" (coldly.)
"Let have a game of checkers."
A Question of Grammar,
t--fi.y'g uncle, who was a school
teac . met her on the street one
beaut. V May day and asked her if
she wa, going out with the Maying
"No, I ain't going."
"Oh, my little dear," said her uncle,
"you must not say 'I ain't going "and
he proceeded to give her a little lesson
In grammar. "You are not going. Ho
Is not going. We are not going. You
are not going. They are not going.
Now, can you say all that, Hetty?"
"Sure I can," she replied, making a
courtesy. "There ain't nobody going."
The .matchmaker rushes in where
angels fear to tread. And yet she is
no fool. And lur lot is not nil easy
one. She is suspected by the world-
wise, tolerated by the young and unin
itiated, and frequently ashamed of
herself. Still she exists and continues
to make matches.
In one of the Gypsy Hrenton books,
dear to the childish heart of a quarter-
century agone, the small boy Bays
Uiat God made matches, but that "He
used the burning brimstone from the
bad place to put on the tips." Later
a well-known autlior makes her hero
ine remark: "Matches may bo made
In heaven, but thvey sometimes serve
to light the fires of well the other
place, very effectually." The fact that
the two characters mentioned referred
to different kinds f matches does not
alter the truth that may be drawn
from botli remarks. This truth is ap
plicable to the match with which we
have to do more thnn to the innocent
little wood and brimstone article of
condone the error for the motive that
actuates it.
We cannot say as much of the mar
ried woman who sees a possible en
gagement and marriage in every
couple that she, or chance, has thrown
together. One Is almost tempted to
wonder If there is a matchmaking
microbe that attacks such matrons.
Since, as has been said above, the
perfection of bliss is to be found in
a happy union, the converse is also
true. No greater misery Is known
than that brought about by an un
happy marriage. To be tied for life
(unless one rushes with an eagernesp
worthy of a better cause Into the di
vorce court) to an uncongenial mate,
to live under the same roof, to eat at
the same table, to share the same In
come, to consider the tastes and dis
tastes, to receive the reproaches, to
obey the behest of such an one, to
humor his or her whims is a fore
taste of that locality from which the
small boy declared the tips of match
es were made.
And All with Company There
"Now, children," said the mother,
as a whole roomful of company had
come In, "suppose you run off and pit
by yourselves."
"All right, mother," replied Edith.
"Can we go up and play Hamlet and
"Certainly," smiled the mother,
while her guests looked on at the
"Goody!" replied Edith; then, turn
log to her sister, she said: "Now.
Maude, you run up to mamma's room
and get all her false hair that you can
find." Judge.
"Chickens a Nuisance."
"Chickens a nuisance," declares the
Charleston News and Courier. What,
fried? Baltimore Sun.
Chickens a nuisance? Yes, when
all they leave of your garden ia a
reminiscence; yes, when the young
cock, full of the Joy of life, rouses
you In the early dawn; yes, when
some low-browed, vulgar fowl whips
the very lifo out of your blooded pet;
yes, when the pip or other ailment
worries the amateur breeder. But
vhen fried? Never!
It is not difficult to. understand why
the devoted mother attempts to have
a hand in the settling of her daugh
ter's marriage. She takes it for
granted that she will marry most
women do and no woman knows true
happiness until she is a beloved and
loving wife and a joyful mother. Is it
strange, then, that the elderly woman
In whose power the happiness or un
happiness of her child cannot always
rest longs to play destiny for her
darling and establish her in life as she
thinks will bo most conducive to her
future welfare? To this end she wants
her girls to marry a gentleman, and
here the is the rock upon which
many a mother and child spilt a man
with enough money to support his
family in comfort.
Love must be the keynote of a hap
py marriage, but the keynote alone
does not make a "grand, sweet song."
This Is not pessimlslm; it is truth.
The mother knows it is truth, and
frowns upon penniless John's suit,
knowing that if he is accepted the
pretty girlish hands must wash
dishes, perhaps make fires. . At best.
there must be the turning and twist
lng of ways and means, the counting
of every five-cent car fare, the making
over of last year's dresses, the lying
awake far into the night wondering
now the forthcoming bills of doctor
and nurse are to be paid. ' -
we may, therefore, pardon the
mother who tries to make a "good
match" for her child. If she some
times sets aside the child's wishes, in
cites her to a cold, practical consid
eration of marriage that is to be de
plored, we must remember that her
over-zeal Is due to a great love, and
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
vash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, thin bolng done In a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory if proper attention was
alven to starching, the first essential
ibelng good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
unproved appearance of your wont.
Magistrate (to witness) I under
stand that you overheard the quarrel
lbetwen the defendant and his wife?
Witness Yes, sir.
Magistrate Tell the court, If you
ctn, what he seemed to be doing.
Wituess He seemed to be doin' the
iliitenla'. Pearson's Weekly.
With a smooth Iron and Defiance
Btarch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well at homo as the
team laundry can; It will have the
proper stiffness and finish, there will
'ibe less wear and tear of the goods,
nnd It will be a positive pleasure to
use a Starch that does not stick to the
Her Practice.
"What on earth is she fussing and
tfumlng about so?"
"She's fretting for fear she won't
;et In time to the meeting of the
Don't Worry' club."
Nebraska Directory
inLrflAIU.1 European Plan
I. 70 PC1IIH lip limiOIP.
Hooma from H ut till ulngl. 75 pciiIh up ilmibl.
attention. Alleuppuea lor tin: Auiuteurntrirtlj
Trenh. Henfl Mr ruinioRno una HiiHiiinir price.
Omaha, Neb.
Mfuiw. iioiiHii, rvin imipv. wo ill
inTwhr fur fro nnilutlon. Mod Wrtl. fcr M( hvitll ll.l ttiil niter
t lUMl. ,ltl Wn4au HM..0ataa.
M-e the beat ; Inula! un liavlug thein.
Aek your locul dealer, or
r,A .Fine
old br tb 8m1 pMlon. W will md4 to puptli tat
MttnoarvMlplof Usta.ln lUmpi, IHnoh, bard
MpK.bruiKly4.lrul. JOHN Q. WOODWARD
e CO.ilTnCnJ Mtn"Counollluff, It,
Knowing all this, our matchmaker
continues upon her way, playing prov
idence or fate to many a young couplo
who were better left apart. Or, if not
better apart, they will seldom appre
ciate the fact that they were brought
together by a well-meaning friend,
and if she calls their attention to her
efforts in their behalf they will resent
her suggestion. The idea! Were they
not meant from all eternity for each
other? Could she, or any one else, be
Instrumental In bringing together two
persons whose affinity was a foregone
conclusion? Verily, she has her re
If, on the other hand, the marriage
Is an unhappy one, both parties to the
unpleasant contract will rcmembe
witli disagreeable distinctness her in
strumentality in bringing about the
lamentable result. The wife will bit
terly regret the intimacy that was
woman-made, not the result of the
leadings of providence; the man, while
saying little, will Inwardly consign the
ofilclous meddler to the match-tipping
All these things being true, It is
strange that the matchmaker exists
It Is to some of us incomprehensible
If she is happy herself, let her thank
heaven and take courage to live out
her own happy life, letting the power
that shaped her destiny shape others
If she Is wretched, let her hesitate a
long time before pointing out to oth
ers a pathway In which many fall
softie stumble and few run.
She may receive the appreciation
and thanks she seeks in a better world
than this; she seldom receives them
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowleg.)
I am not prepared to say, as an
unqualified assertion, that there is
more marital infelicity among the rich
than in other classes of society. Hut
there are many reasons which might
go toward bearing out the claim.
For one thing, people who are very
rich are often prominent socially.
When such couples fall out the
newspapers, eager for gossip and
knowing the interest the world at
large takes in the wealthy, stir up the
Foremost, however, among the rea
sons for eRpecial matrimonial unhap
plness among the rich (If such unhap-
plness really exists to a greater de
gree than among the poor) is the
"marriage of convenience." Among
people composing the wealthy set in
our large cities marriages are oftener
matters of policy and desirability than
the mere outcome of mutual affection.
There is, In many cases of this sort,
no real love from the very outset.
Women marry men of great wealth
and social position because their fam
ilies are ambitious and desire to see
them well placed in the world.
It is but natural under such circum
stances that more or less jar and lack
of congeniality should ensue. Noth
ing but an unusual degree of tact can
avert such friction.
Such people are, after all, but hu
man, and a woman, who Is forced by
her family's ambition to marry a man
for whom she has no natural inclina
tion or affection, is not unlikely later
to meet a man with whom she falls
seriously in love. This 13 a condition
which might perhaps have been
wholly avoided had she been born
In a less exalted financial sphere and
allowed to choose a husband for her
self. Family fortunes are thus main
tained or raised, sometimes at a cost
far greater than mere money Involves.
. The most Interesting announce
ment ever made in connection with
the automobile industry was un
doubtedly that made a month or two
ago to tho effect that the new models
of the White Steam Cars could bo run
on kerosene, or coal oil, instead of
gasoline. Everyone at once recog
nized that the use of tho new fuel
would add materially to the advan
tages which the White already pos
sessed over other types of cars.
There were some people, however,
who were sceptical as to whether or
not tho new fuel could be used with
complete success, and, therefore, tho
makers of the White Car, tho White
Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, deter
mined to make a public demonstra
tion of the new fuel in the 1909 (Hid
den Tour.
From the standpoint of the public,
no test more satisfactory could have
been selected. First of all, the dis
tance covered on the Glldden Tour,
from Detroit to Denver and thence to
Kansas City, was 2650 miles. This
was certainly more than sufficient to
bring out any weaknesses, if such had
existed. Still more important was
the fact that the car was at all times
while on the road under the supcrvl
slon of observers, named by those
who entered othef contesting cars,
Therefore, it would have been lmpos
elble for tho driver of the White to
have even tightened a bolt without
the fact being noted and a penalty in
Dieted. At night the cars were
guarded by Plnkerton detectives and
The completo success of the new 1
fuel while on tho 2650-mile public
test aud tho advantages galaed
through its use were well described
in the following dispatch which the
correspondent of the New York Sun
sent to hla paper at the conclusion of
the tour:
"A feature of the tour which was
watched with special Interest was
that the White Steamer used kero
sene, or 'coal oil,' as fuel Instead of
gasoline. The new fuel worked
splendidly throughout the 2650-mlio
journey, end all claims made In lis
behalf were fully proven. First of
all, as regards cheapness, the White
driver secured kerosene all along the
route from G cents to 10 cents cheap
er per gallon than was paid for gaso
line. Secondly, the new fuel was
handled without any precautions, and
it was not unusual to see kerosene
being poured into the fuel tank while
the crew of the car and an Interested
crowd stood by with lighted cigars
and cigarettes. At the finish of the
tour, the White was tho only car per
mitted by the authorities to enter
Convention Hall, where the technical
examination took place, without
draining Its fuel tank. Thirdly, tho
new fuel proved to be absolutely
without smoke or smell. Fourthly,
kerosene could be purchased at what
ever part of the route was most con
venient, and not once during the trip
through the ten States of tho Mlddlo
West was there found a grocery store
where kerosene was not readily and
could not be approached by any one. cheaply obtainable. Finally, the
amount of fuel used on tho trip'
showed that kerosene Is at least
fifteen per cent, more efficient, gallon
for gallon, than gasoline. Tho car In
other respects made a most creditable' -
showing, nnd thcro was the usual riv
alry among tho observers to bo as
signed to tho White so that they
could ride with tho maximum of com
fort. The c-ly adjustments or re
pairs charges against tho car during
the long trip were tightening a lubri
cator pipe and wiring a damaged mud
guard. These ponaltles were not in
flicted until more than 2000 miles
had been completed with an absolute
ly perfect score."
A particularly lntercMng feature-
of the new White Steamer is that
either keroscno or gasoline may be
used as fuel. Tho necessary adjust
ments so that the fuel may bo changed.
from kerosene to gasoline, or vice
versa, may be made In a couple oF
minutes; but so completely successful
has kerosene proved to bo, that it Is
not believed that any purchasers wilt
care to uso gasoline.
The White Company report that
the demand for their new steam cars
both the 12000-modcl and the
tlOOO-model exceed their moat Ban
gulne expectations. It Is evident that
the combination of steam the pow
er which everyono understands and
has confidence In with kerosene
the fuel which everyone has on hand
and can handle without any danger
Is thoroughly appreciated br
up-to-date purchasers of automobiles.
The World's Best
Graham Crackers
Another cause is tho manner of life
led by so many of tho very rich. They
have little of real interest to occupy
their attention. Their lives become
Idle and vapid. There Is too much
leisure. Where a poorer woman
would be too busily occupied with her
homo and family the woman whose
home cares are reduced to a minimum
by money has time to become bored
by her husband or to yearn for other
I have an oldfaBhIoned belief that
a husbnnd and wife should be real
helpmeets; that a husband's business
cares and perplexities should be un
derstood and shared by his wife; that
his business losses should be her
losses and his triumphs her triumphs.
Often among the rich this is not
the case. The wife, brought up to
wealth and luxury, cares not in what
way the riches that surround her are
She knows little and cares less
about her husband's business affairs.
She has no real sympathy with him
in his hardships and trains, and in
consequence he is sometimes apt to
go elsewhere for appreciation and ad
vice. Should his fortune be swent
away his wife, who knows nothing of
Ills frantic efforts to keep that fortune
together for her sake, blames him for
careless management. If her own
money is also involved in the crash she
has still less sympathy for the man
to whom she attributes the misfor
tune. All Bhe realizes fs that the one
attraction which made him bearable
has been removed. And she looks
elsewhere for the happiness she hns
There are, of course, countless ex
ceptions to this rule. There are
mnny happy marriages among the
rich, many luxurious homes where
as true affection reigns as In less
splendid dwellings.
Still another cause of uncongenial
Ity among the rich Is the absence of
family life. In ordinary homes the
husband, wife and children meet dally
at table nnd elsewhere and the sweet
oldfashioned home relations main
tain. In many rich families, however, the
children are put out of sight, in a
nursery with a governess or at some
fashionable boarding school, arid are
thus deprived of any knowledge of
what home life in its truest sense
really Is. A multitude of social en
gagements, too, rob the husband aud
wife of much of each other's society.
How can home exist In such circum
stances? The wife is absorbed In the
duties that throng the path of a wom
an of fashion. The husband's time
nnd thought are taken up by his busi
ness or his club. Absorbed In dia
metrically different Interests, they
naturally drift apart.
I think there will In time bo a re
action from this sort of empty, ldle-j
vain existence. People will tire of It,
will see how little it amounts to, and
will return to tho home Idea.
(Copyright, ty Joseph ll, Bowks.)
"Sunshine" Grahams are the most delicious
ever created. There are no others that compare
with them.
We make them in the "Sunshine" bakeries
the finest bakeries the world knows from the
best whole wheat graham flour. ,
The baking rooms in this model bakery are on
the top floor. The ovens are of white tile. Sun
shine and pure air surround the whole place.
Each "Sunshine" package is thrice sealed, so
all the goodness is retained. On each end is the
"Sunshine" Seal, so you can easily tell you have
the genuine.
Ask your grocer for "Sunshine" Grahams he
has them in 10c sealed packages. Try them
once and you will never be content with any
UH)9E-JlLB3 biscuit co.
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Aunt Anne, an old family darky,
was Bitting with knees crossed In tho
kitchen, when the young daughter of
the house entered nnd, impressed with
the hugeness of the old woman's feet,
asked what size shoe she wore.
"Well, honey," replied Aunt Anne,
"I kin wear eights; I glnerally wear
nines; but deso yer l'so got on am
twelves, an' de good Lawd knows dey
hu'ts me!" Everybody's Magazine.
Important to Mothers.
Examlno carefully every bottle or
CASTOKIA a Bafe and sure remedy for
infants and children, pud seo that It
Ttanra ITia
.ww rrr, .
Signature ofT
In Use For Over .'JO Years.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought
What Did He Know About It?
"Jinx says there's nothing In this
strenuous life."
"How long has he been married?"
Tt. Pluroo'a Prllnli, amall. tiur-rold. uif to
take M cndr, rtvnlaln na lutlgumui tiuuiacU,
Urarftud bowtli. IiuuoVgrlt.
It's too much to expect cross bred
dogt to bt amiable.
can't be bcut for rooiinir. Trc-
C pared rooting requires frequent
dressing and when it docs sprlnff
a leak, lis ail pono. iioou
slitnglcs need no attention after
tliey are laid. This mark shows
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day itfr.u to. iu:u cisdau
f ol dm pptr de.
KCdClCTS i'ilo.kur
invthinf drer.
tited ia i column should intiA upon
hiving what they stk lot, relating U
ubfiilute Of iauUtioo.
Sticky Sweating
after taking salts or cathartin
waters did you over notice that
weary all qnt fooling tho palms
of your hands sweat and rotten
tasto In your mouth Cathartics
only move bv sweating your bowels
Do a lot of hurt Try a CASCA
RET and see how much easier the
job Is dono how much better
you fuel. net
CASCARKTS loc boit for Wffk'i
trtatmtnt, all dnmiiinti. KiKRt teller
la Hit wwtlj. Mullua boxc tuoatb.
We tevure and promote pateuti. Uureaeul It
nukiiulm'lurlss Arm looking; for Imnrore
ntota. Bl'tbiCO., Patent Attornere, liOust.,
WiaiuUM, V. O, Me etltewe fee. a.olee tree.'
Live Stock and Miscellaneous
In great variety for site
at the lowest prices by
11 W. Adamt St., CHICAGO
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 37-1909.