Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 26, 1905, COMIC SECTION, Image 29

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HE Idea of love In a cottage Is becom-
t I Ins most popular these days, so much
I I so that It In not unusual fur nrn with
A. I millions to fall In love with girl who
1 1 v- In humble surroundlnKs; It Is no
more unusual for girls with fortunes to
give preference to clever men who lave
more prospects than anything else.
Hut there are countries where romantic love Is
taboosd and men must prove Ire ir worth before
they ran marry. This Is true among the- Fuegians,
who say that a man Is not fit to have a wife until
he shows by hunting and fishing that ho ran sup
port her. An Englishman tells a story of a young
Fueglan who was desperately In love with a girl,
but he pould not marry her. The native was a
splendid huntsmanybut when It came to catching
fish fortune went against him. He was In great
despair and Anally told the Englishman " Me never
catch fish for me girl you catch fish and me give
you beads plenty heads, axes, knives, and fruit."
The Englishman remembered the hard times he
had enjoyed with his father-in-law, and cauxht a
dozen or more fish for the native. When the de
lighted old Fueglan saw that the young man was
an angler he allowed him to have his daughter.
Even Youthful Grooms.
Even when men and women are betrothed as
children this test la not forfeited. Among the In
diana of Qulnta boys and girls usually are betrothed
at an early age. but the boy brings bet father the
game he shoots. When grown he la free' to select
the wife he will. If he returns the gift and proves
that he Is a man and can do a man's work. With
out fll.tchlng he endures wounds to be made In ills
flesh or he allows himself to be sewn In a hammock
filled with fire ants. Sometimes the test Is limited
to clearing a space In the forest to be planted with
cassara and to bringing as much fish and game as
he can.
Many men feel It Is right for them to suffer
these tests, as It Is wrong for them to marry wom
en unless they can support them. This sentiment abounds
among the California Indians. A Callfornlan begins by
making a mat, repairing the cabin of his wife, or enn
etr ctlng a new one. When he cannot do this work alone
he aska his friends to help him. (
A man who spent much time among these natives
tells how one morning he saw a great crowd of natives
gathered about the cabin. He asked the cause of nil
this excitement, when one man made -answer, " No me
got no wife; me get married to pretty Indian girl. And
me give her new mats, new cab'n, bows, and arrows, and
new everything. Me can't do It alone; brothers help me."
But the test of his worth did not stop here. During the
first year of their marriage the product of the hunt be
longed to her, and after that he had to share equally
whether she remained In the village or accompanied hlin
to the chase.
Must Prove Ability to Work.
In many countries the chief makes It a business to see
that his subject can support wives. This Is true of
cannibals of New Britain, for the families of warriors
must be maintained properly. A short time ago a chief of
New Britain sent for one of his best warriors and said:
"You going to have new wife."
" Me have new wife," answered the warrior, " me only
I have three wlvea."
j "Three wives nice for you," said the chief sharply.
"No more wives for you; only chief like me have three
and three and three wlvea."
The Maldlvians hold different opinions regarding the
mumber of women a man shall have. They say that four
are none too many If a man Is equal to the task. The girl
brings no dot. He must settle on her what her mother got
when aha was married. This Is not always an easy task,'
but if ha Is not equal to the occasion he must give her up.
A Maldlvlan recently married a young girl and gave her
everything except a new cabin and he promised it would be
made within three months. The winter was earlier than
usual, and he could hot build the house. So his mother-in-law
aald: "You give my girl back to me; you be no
marrying man."
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fiiffir this chastisement In silence. An amus-ng story Is
told by an Arab who met soire friends and tiny n0
was so buoyant they asked: ' You'vo been to theater?"
" No." he utisw t red.
"You've been to d'ncc?" they then aki d.
" No." he answered ,
"You've bi en drunk." they then said, c rtaln
were right.
They plied hltn wltn questions until no wns forced to
say: " 1 have not been to theater, to dance, and drunk,
but I had lots of fun. My Mi ml g ive me n whipping,
and It was such a good whipping it made nie :! i.l all over
I'm to be married to a nice pjrl, so I like a good whipping."
Borne days after his friends asked: " Ild you like th
" No," he exclaimed, emphatically. " It made ni
smart all ovi r. I made believe I liked It because tne girl
father was standing there."
Many Jacobs Serve Their Terms.
It is a common custom among peoples for a young ni;ii
to prove his worth by rendering service to a girl's fathci
he goes and Works as a servant. Money cannot nlwajs
save a young man from this kind of servitude, nnd be
ofttn works a long time before he can marry the girl
This practice is prevalent among such rude racca as the
Fueglans and the Hushmen.
With others a man Is despised If be falls In his duty
as husband and father. In IjHiIo ttn bridegroom has to
assure his fatlier-ln-law three limes that he will protect
his wife, calling the people present to witness. And
among the Inaregs a man who deserts his wife Is punished
American girls might be considered cruel If they ex
pected a young man to prove his worth by suffering a
whipping, to work for their fathers, or to go hunting. But
it would certainly be advantageous to the American home
If they made a man prove his worth In a substantial way.
" Me be marrying man." said the Injured son-lrt-law.
Too cold, me can't build house. When sun stands high
In the heavens me build house."
" When sun stands high In the heavens you can have
wife again," declared the ( practical woman, "but you
build house first."
Hairs Must Be " Good Providers."
The Nalrs consider It a man's duty to provide food,
clothing, and ornaments for a wife. When they go a-court-Ing
they always learn which man can give them most
(lni ry and select accordingly. In selecting her lover a
N.ilr girl thinks that It la far more Important for a man
to support her than to love her, and never forgets to ques
tion him carefully regarding his financial standing.
Although In Burma the man doe the courting and
their women make devoted wives, a Burmese girl can get
a divorce for non-support, and this is one of their chief
grounds. A pretty Burmese girl left her husband and
when a friend asked the reason she said, " Me like my
husband Logo, he was handsome, nice manners, and good.
But he could buy me no prf tty clothes. My mamma buy
me pretty clothes, me have ten suitors; me marry one
and he buy me lots of pretty clothes."
The tests put on some peoples often are more severe
than buying of finery. Among the Dyaks of Borneo, the
Nagas of upper Assam, the Aftlna of Ceram, no man can
marry unless he has many heads In his possession. When
ever a suitor expresses a wish to marry a girl he 19 called
before the rajah and the young man Is bound to declare In
the presence of his father-in-law how many heads he
already has, which must be half the number In the pos
session of the father-in-law. In default of this number he
starts out with his companion on a head hunting expedi
tion, and many month often pass before his efforts arc
crowned with success, for women and children are not
allowed aa trophies. The Hill Dyaka show their ability
to support a wife by less cruel means. When a young man
likea a girl he goea out of hla way to perform services for
her. He often assists her when she la at work In the Meld,
carries loads pf wood and, vegetables to the house, and Is
anxloua to prove hi ability to support tier.
The test Is riot always to show how much cruelty a man
ran Inflict; sometimes It Is What he tan endure. Among
the Arabs of upper Egypt the man must suffer a whip
ping by the relations of the girl to shnw his courage. If
he wishes to be considered worth the having he must
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Baron Henry de Rothschild has a hos
pital of hla own in Paris. This picture
v shows the bart.ri, w ho Is a skilled surgeon, Bkln of a white tiger. Only two have
examining a child In his hospital. ever been shot.
OVERCOAT- ImrsM. Chakr
Md or hmoK of black 01 Oiioi d
COAT-SwtllowtJ. bUct cloia he
Iht ao formal occukmu, dark Ol
lord clod, prawiUe lot datWafct.
liaoa, aagl or double wiosij,
look tin.DreaaocL
TROUSERS Matckint lk.coU.lWt
ax -mm tnad wita irU krud.
ii boat plata In dun wib at
laohad aaaM caraand lias cult.
COLLAR-Pokt ar rai Up Ins
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CLOVES-UTul. ar paarl ray aW
JEWELRY Poarlas ar avrU m
paarl tturh aad bait,
HAT-Sdk. ar Opora lor tVafca tad
BOOTS-V-l-d calfaV. ar pat-
OVERCOAT-OVrtofeld of tUk
or dark gray, or Covert lop coat.
COAT-vaaM Jackal of black or
dark Oxford dork.
WAISTCOAT - S-(k . breartrd
black r fray, aaklunrj jackal, ar
rim akilc ar doubkt brrasad.
TROUSERS SaaM aukrial a.
plaia, pay m pbalrd arrrk aSacbod
cadla, loldad back craf priwiliil lt.
COLLAR- Via, at dovbtt lold.
CRAVAT Broad mi black or.
CLOVES Gray amii ar tas.
JEWELRY Plais (jab) ar paarl rawlr
HAT-Oper, Tuudo at DeAjr.
BO0TS-Varaukl calfrU or pal.
aa) laalbol arrUi kid rofia.
OVERCOAT Surtom, aafla at
double brrailrd, or Cbraerfirld ol
black or Olford raalnial.
COAT-DoabU brrarud back, black
or dartr Olford.
WAISTCOAT Double at meW
br ratted tame aulehal aa coal, at
while duck or Itnea.
TROUSERS Farter wanted at
eaaamere, dark gray or kght tbipe
eat partem.
barn, astrbid caalr.
COLLAR Poke, Up boat ar wag.
CRAVAT Atcot ar oac-arar.
what or pearl
GLOVES-Cray tuade.
JEWrXRY-Liakt aad audi aad
icerfpre, wakb fuard e oA fob aad
HAT Sik.
BOOTS-Varattbad ealfikis at pat
aut UalKca, kid bunco lope.
OVERCOAT-Cbeaerield at
duned avercoal.
COAT Monuraj or cutaway ol black
ar dark any clc4ti, braid beuad lot
forawl wear, plaia for iftfceaul ac
r Minor Sack tui far Sncdy bua
Bjeta wear aad Vaveluuj.
WAISTCOAT-Saraa atalenal aa
coat, trnaU-brearled, ar (aacy aaa
lerial, acal p. I Nrn, fat drcet wear.
TROUSERS - Matchiat coat, or pay
aaal paHerned worried or ouairaare
trouMT) fat wear with nanriaf coal.
at pique with ataraiaf coat, faacy
lot bueiaaM dreak Aaacbad at
COLLAR Wiraj wsh aiorauuj coal,
daubb foM collar wnh rack.
CRAVAT- Ajcof, aace-avet wak
iirara coal, loutHB-baad at
1Mb tack.
GLOVES Grey at Ma.
JEWELRY Scarfpia. liukt aad
truck, wnh watch fuard ar lab.
HAT-SJk bat wb tKfmae. coat,
thl at loh bat wh tack.
BOOTS-CaHrU ar patea! leaiben
'with cutaway, calfikia proper wab
aick. bieh cuL
WVulee, Cat aadOraaa
COAT-NarfoK ar drnilik-bteaaled
tack ol nned, luaal ar heanajjui.
laantL faacy kaa at twaatet.
TROUSERS Katckm ar rrauar
Fltaarl. cheviot at audrae,
COLLAR Fold collar aad aa.
GLOVES -Tie or
HAT Sob kk ar cap.
JEWELRY Linkt, rcartp.
watch fuard.
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In the mountains of northern India bud
are carried In bunkets hung on Htr;
which pass over the mother's head.
Awfully r-iniplc.
tj.iii iy irw ful.
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Type of the savage warriors of South
west Africa, who have been resisting the
Hdvance of German soldiers.
If you belli ve that the eame hat tul
every woman, look at thte sktichi s.
Two of the women In harem of Abdul-fl Alia, aultan of Morocco.
Canadian farmer has rigged up a novel
device to keep his cows out of the corn.
A frsmewoik of light pok-s Is strapped
ovtr the cow's nos. tnuilie fashion, and
studdd with large nails. When the cow
tries to get through the tenets th nails
catch against the barbs and effectually
keep b r out of the grain The d vice
Im hten widely copied by the farm rs in t-ectl.n uf Canada w here the f nc
ore at tt but poor, and trsvelers can see
scores of cattle carrying these novel head
.gears, of tan wriib birds roosting on tbm.
The boats used by the fishermen of Peru
are bundles of reeds tied roughly togeth
ir. Th fisherman alta astride the broad
1 ml ard una a puddle
A olu ul head of Queen Alt land 1 a was
1 u I pi u red on the seashore, A photi graph
ki taken of It and sent to the queen, w ho
v r"uch pleaeed with It. Bnd sculptuie
It d.llicult, ar It has to be done to iiii ki .
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rphrr of hearing
The oifaclury aphere
benaary tooiwr auhura. photograph of on of hlsodnlLequea
was taken by the lulun of Morocco.
Makra his rounda on the back of bla
donkey with milk cans In panniers.