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    THE BEE: OMAItA. MONDAY. MAY 16. 1010.
Things You Want to Know"',
and Mafic
Ohio is represented in the house by two
veterans of th civil wur who records In
the Wnr department show them to liave
beer, conspicuous on tnore than one oc
casion for tlielr bravery during that etrug
!.. Or.e Is General Joseph Warren Kelfer,
republican, cf Springfield. The otiir Is
fleneral Isaac R. Sherwood, democrat, of
Toledo. Kach veteran li a stauncn cham
pion of the men who fought In that war.
Wli.n lilrvtr arc dull around the house
fun loving member are certain tv Bet
plenty of action for their money by telling
jk if the Ohio generals that the other
'mis a new scheme on foot to Increase the
pension of Old soldiers. The general who
Is Riven thin alarming Information sUits
on a Mill hunt to find out what the other
I up to and to beat him to li. If possible.
Uer.eral Kelfer want to help the old sot
dirt, .but he does not want to do II in
General Sherwood's way. Geneial Sher
wood has a pet echeme to give old soldiers
a dollar a day pension and he cannot tol
erate any other plan fathered by General
Uvt.cral Kelfer has a little the best of
the argument at nil times because ha Is a
member of the appropriations commlttoe
and I chairman, of the subcommittee in
charge of the pension appropriation bill.
I'nlike .General Sherwood. General Kel
fer does not dovoto his energies entirely
to pensions, lie Is one of the great de
fenders of the constitution. He shares
with Judge Rartlett of Georgia, tho honor
of taking up more of the time of the
house to explain wthat the framcrs of the
constitution Intended than the moat talka
tive of constitutional members of tho
fnlted States senate. Whenever Oeneral
Kelfer gets started on the constitution the
only "thin that can stop him is repeated
reps of. the speaker's gavel calling time.
nedacluB the Expense for Meat In
the Diet.
. The expense for meat In the home may
be reduced in sverl way, end each
housekeeper can best Judge which to use
in her own eese. From a careful consid
eration of the subject It appears that the
various suggestions which have been mads
on the subject may be grouped under the
following general heads: Economy In se
lection and purchase so as to take advan
tage of the varying market conditions;
purchasing meat In wholesale quantities
for homo use; eervlng smaller portlona of
meat than usual, or using meat less fre
quently; careful attention to the use of
Pineal, bone, fat and small portions com
inonly trimmed ef f and thrown way and
the utilisation of left over portions of
cooked meat, and the use of the less ex
pensive' kinds.
The choice of cuts should correspond to
the neodB of the family and the preferenoe
of its members. Careful consideration of
marfcp.t conditions Is also useful not only
tu make sure that the meat is handled
and marketed In a sanitary way, but also
to take advantage of any favorable change
In price which may be due, for Instance,
to a large local supply of some particular
kind or cut of meat. In towns where there
Is J'fcpprtunlty for choice, It may some
tlrflli bo found more satisfactory not to
give all the family trade to one butcher;
by- going to various markets before buy
Ing the housekeeper Is In a hotter position
to hear of variations lit prices and so be
. A" Ci position to get the best values. Order
n.i hy telephone or from a butcher's boy
at the door may be less economical than
going to market In perron, as the range
- of choice and prices hi of course moro
Borne Superstitions.
A' great" many cduntry people believe th-t
the sci'oeclilng of an owl Innk-atoj Imper.d
ing calamity. .
To dreem pt a furtcral is a a g i of a
wcddlcg. To droum of a wedding is a alg i
of a funeral.
In Dal.uatia It is an exceedingly susp -cioim
omen for a 'cat to rneii when a
trid cutoia the hous..
When you find tea grounds floating In
rour cup you know that you are pc-ing to
lave company. If tho grounds are toft it
1 1 1 it vie
tsar' i . . i. 1 I -i II . 1 C V. ' I
',Jiy don't you turn over a new
"For economical rauvxuk' I ionl
It takes one page of the Congressional
Directory to tell the hlatory of General
Keifcr's life, while Oeneral Sherwood wor
ries aloud with hl wer history tn about
....... . i , v, , isf n ii re
"Gordon Runell can no more keep of f j
the bench man pipi ----
kept out cf the hou-e of representatives,
.aid a member of the Texas delegation
today, referring 10 the report that rreil
doht Taft I to appoint Mr. Russell as fed
eral Judsa in one of the Texas dlfctrlots.
"It Is a curious thing," continued the
Texan, "but It Is a fact nevertheless that
this particular district In which Russell Is
slated for the JudgNhip Is perhaps the only
part of the t'nlted Stales where the ad
ministration cannot find a republican who
Is qualified to fill the Job. Hence the
president's reason for appointing a demo
crat In the place."
Being Judge runs In the Ruiseil family.
Mr. Russell's maternal grandfather was a
Judge and Mr. Russell himself was a Judge
on several occasions before he came to
congress, so that If he accepts the presi
dent's offer he probably will be more at
home than In his present position as a
member of the house. He wa elected
Judge of Van Zandt county In ISM, but
served only one term.' In 1M2 he was
elected district attorney of the Seventh
Judicial district of Texas snd was re-elected
In 1S94.
The call of the bench . became strong
again while Russell was serving as dis
trict attorney, and In 136 he was a candi
date and was elected district Judge of the
Seventh district and was re-elected to the
same office four years later. He became a
member of the house in the Fifty-seventh
congress and has served continuously ever
since. Mr. Russell la prominent in univer
sity fraternity circles, being a member of
the Delta Thcta and Phi Kappa.
i.i arii . ( " i
obvious when the purchaser sees the goods
and has a chance to observe market con
ditions. Each housekeeper must decide for
herself whether or not the greater con
venlenca compensate for the smaller range
of choice which such ordering from de
scrlptlon entails. No matter what the cut,
whether expensive or cheap, It can not be
utilized to tho best advantage unless It is
well cooked. Poorly prepared meat dishes
are almost inevitably wasted at the table.
As an Illustration of the losses arising
through unwise selection and poor cooking
may be mentioned facta observed tn die
tary studies carried on by the office of
experiment stations. In many families
where the Income was fairly good the tabid
and other conditions were far from satis
factory. In such cases the mat kiting Wss
quite commonly done by a child or some
on without knowledge or experience. In a
particular instance the selection was ex
pensive steak, which later was so badly
cooked that It was hardly possible to eat
It. A cheaper cut wall cooked would have
been much more satisfactory a well as
more .economical.
Is a woman who is coining; if hird, a man.
If the grounds are long the peison coming
Is tall; if fchovt, the visitor w.U he short.
The last Friday of each month Is the al
manac Index for the next month. If the
weath-r be fair the month Will be Ike
wise; If foul,-so will the month be.
Have you white marks cn your it li?
Put your hands together and lay this
rhyme while In succession you touch f ngor
tips, beginning with the thumb: "A frnd,
a foe, a gift, a beau, a Journey you go."
Notice oh which finger na U the marks
are and you wlil thus gain some ,Jnk!lng of
your fortune
In Wales it is believed that if any one
kills a wren he will fall down and break
a buns before the end of. the year.
Blow out the candle, and If the wick
continues long to smoulder, look for bad
weather. Jf It goes out quickly the
weather will be fair.
When a person Wills a snake he doea well
to consider what kli.U of weather he would
Jlke. If he hangs the snake up. It will raiu;
If he buries It the weather will be fair.
Wheii you have rheumatism "carry a po
tato In your pocket. The potato wtll be
come hard after a time and believers in
its virtue nfflim that this U because of
the rheumatism It has absorbtd.
If you dream of falling end are awakened
by the fancied Jar of landing It U a sign
that you are going to be ill. If, however,
you awake while still in midair you may
be assured you Will continue In good health.
It Is a favorite auporstltion In England
that t'.ie bacun of swine killed In the
wanning of the moon will waste away In
tho process of curing or cooking much
more than baeon of hogs killed whjle the
nioou Is growing, - - - .
x yi VJtr 'T,s M06"p i ctCAM Z, I ui
' tliLir'j IUEaA HAVfi ESCAPED
A& Of fiOMt TfeOUBLt , WW $ wat Hf ATTTMor At CAe.c
vc$ , "reei. A A-, wcrk reau-i awy- MTE.$ai !
The Tired Business Man
What can- ttie-wsa-derr feed that fastid
ious convict Who complained because he
was a vegetarian and couldn't get a vege
tarian diet?" asked Friend Wife.
"Might feed him an Jailbird seed," said
the Tired Business Man. - "We have to be
very particular about the way: we care for
our fortunate brethern who can stand up
the state for board and lodging, s'teady
Jobs and protection from criminals break
ing in at night. Tou couldh't cow this
man with a threat of bread and water
diet In fact, he'd probably hall it with de
light If it was all-wheat bread, prescribed
as the panacea for every trouble (see ad
vertisement in ail eating and health publi
cations). The only way "they could scare
that fellow would be to put him on roast
beer, fried chicken a la Maryland, Patsy De
Folgraw, Virginia sugar cured ham and
mutton chops for a week. By the end of
that time he would be yelling for his break
fast bran and promising to be the best
little prisoner in the pen.
"Back when Charlea Dickens was wring
ing the imagination with his novels padded
out on the horrors of prison life he would
dilate on the lack of good rashers of bacon
and meat puddings In the pen, and tell of
the cornmeal mush and beans which were,
handed out for food. To Charles the most
awful punishment that could be Inflicted
on an Englishman was the editing down
of his five meals a day. And, somehow or
other, his characters were always getting
into Jail and being put on diet. If Dickens
couldn't have filled out his novels with
eatings we could have a vest pocket edi-
Briglitside and His Boy
I see they are holding a third election
for the Hall of Fame," Brightside begins,
as the heir apparent rolls In to unlimber
his usual cargo of chatter.
"Hanging medals on another bunch of
dead Ones, eh?" queries Son, nonchalantly
puffing a cloud of Turkish aroma toward
"This year's list Is the largest they have
ever hod, there being forty altogether,"
continues Father. "More than two hundred
names have been suggested for the honor."
'Some of them sure to get the hook,
then," comments Son. "The ginks that gi'l
the marble mitt won't bo able to contest
ffJE INUDitufc Of THE GtN
the election anyway. If they get the count
they're down end out, with no comeback.
There won't be any libel suit or bribery
Inquiries Just to get their names lu the
paper after the big contest closes. Thai's
what X like a'.out this Hall of Fame dope."
"Among the four famous American men
"BRAN." t
tion of his works and be able to talk about
the characters Instead of skipping through
the volumes to see that the leaves are all
cut, after the Installment man has been
"If Dickens didn't pad freely from cook
books, he at least had a wad of menus at
hahd when he was turning out his Immortal
works. Whenever he found himself shy on
a good situation he had his characters sit
down and cat. And, believe me, that was
some eating; for, no matter whether they
were heroes, vllllans or comic reliefs, they
always laid away a side of beef, or a leg
of lamb, or a mess of kidney puddings,
or a skllletful of -sassingers, washed down
of foreign birth nominated I see that John
Smith Is on the list," remarks Father,
looking over the entries.
"John Is there with the fame all right,'"
admits Son, "but I don't see where they
get away with the foreign trade mark on
fmith. They may have him in other coun
tries under different names, but when they
spell it S-M-l-T-H, take is from me, hM
comes from the U. S. A. The guy that
first Imported the makings of the name
might have been Signor Spaghetti, iierr
Vou Smierkase or Smlthowlskl when he
landed. It doesn't take 'em long to chop
oft the extra letters, though, for nobody
wants a handle It takes a suitcase to carry
"John Brown Is mentioned in the roll of
famous American men of native birth," In
terjects Father.
"After that, It they don't put BUI Jones
in the entries It's up to him to make u
howl," declares Son. "Jonesy runs those
other two a good second in the city direc
tory, sometimes taking up three or four
pages of small type. Smith may put over
a page or two more, but Jones Is further
In front in the book, and that ought tu
count some. Everybody knows Bill Jones,
and It that isn't fame they've gut to show
"A candidate, to be eligible, must have
accomplished some real service to his
country, 1 believe," Father explains.
"Then the guy that Invented the gin
rlcjcey ought to get by a couple of lengths
In the lead of the field." airti Bon. "An
other winner able to canter In under wrap
Is the boy that came across with the neai
food dellcatetuen emporium, thus enabling
every female manager of a Harlem flat to
tlwow together a six-course dinner while
liubby Is scraping off his wl.ikers."
"There are a great many restrictions
that might make it lmposnible for such
prisons to he nominated," Father heol-
taiingly offers.
"Nix on putting up the high bars on a
stunt that ought to be meant to encourage
the youth of the land U Invent some use
C0J..AI Right! Reserved.
Tells Friend Wife a Vegetarian Con
, vict Should Have Jailbirdseed.
with several peWster pots of nut brown
ale. It appealed to his readers' Stomachs
if not hearts. If some bowdlerlser tried
to reduce Dickens' works to the plot and
action he would take all the meat out, and
there'd be enough to fill a cold storage
"But prisoners are daintier nowaday. A
poor but honest man, or one who hasn't
been convicted, can starve for the lack of
his favorite boxed chopped bran, Chawa-
bowlowmush, Eatabalahay, Roasted Snow
Flakes and the expensive fresh vegetables,
but the man In the coop must have them
of he'll write a poem to the editor and
rhyme out. Evidently from this scream
they don't serve anything but sausage and
cold meats in the free lunches at prison
"I wouldn't be at all surprised but what
the cruel prison keepers don't give the In
mates time to Fletcherize their food morn
ing, noon and night. Probably a biped in
snappy striped clothes Isn't allowed to stop
breaking rock every hour and take ten
minutes of rhythmlo breathing. There are
no vegetarian food bazars In prison where
a convict can have those Imitation steaks
made of ground beans and. nuts, no rice and
raisins, spaghetti, spinach and musclefude.
He has one advantage, though no peddler
awakens him in the morning yelling 'Veg-at-abo!'
"If he hadn't broken the laws." ruled
Friend Wife, "he might still be having
home cooking."
"Maybe that drove him to it," retorted
the Tired Business Man.
(Copyright, 1910, by the N. Y. Herald Co.)
"Candidates for the Hall of Fame."
Their Latest Tabloid Sketch.
ful thing that would prove a blessing to
posterity," explains Son, throwing out his
chest like a Fourth of July orator. "Some
kiddo there with the gray matter might
think up a patent collar button that a
chap could Jab the ends of a collar on
without twisting himself Into a knot like
a circus contortionist. You never can
tell. Pop."
"The man that built the Brooklyn bridge
is on the Hat," Father says hopefully.
His cosey corner In the Hall ought to
be next to the guy that sprung the first
rubber plant," Son urges.
"Why is a rubber plant like the Brook
lyn bridge?" Father asks, with the peculiar
Innocence of old age.
4u.uuic one er.u of both. Is planted In
Brooklyn," asuerts Son.
(.Copyright, MO, by the N. YHerald Co.)
"Doea the keep on the right sido
cf her husband r
"No, the left. Hc'i blind on that
No other one feature of medlumlsltc
work may be used with such convincing
effect as spirit portraiture, especially
when in connection with other spiritualistic
iianifeiutallons. Tills was Illustrated in
tne experience of a wealthy cuUea of Illi
nois. He had attended one seance anci
another, and while still an honest inquirer,
had not bven sufficiently Imprested to ac-
ipt the doctrmce of spiritualism without
question. While in this state of mmd he
as referred to a group of spirit portrait
painters in the city of Chicago, and he
went to see these picture-taking mediums.
When his turn came he was asked to write
a mesKugs to some dead person, fold it
along with two blank sheets of paper, all
taken from his own writing pad, and to
place them In a sealed envelope, which,
in turn, Was to be placed In a book oil
which he Was to rest his hiWid during the
remainder of the seance. He did this, und
while waiting for the reply of his messuge
to uppear, he engaged In conversation
about - spiritualistic phenomena with tin-
medium. When a sufficient time had
elapsed, he was asked to remove his en
velope from the book, and open It and read
the reply. He had asked his mother, who
had been dead for many years, whether
she would sit for a spirit portrait for him.
The leply wus written in Ink and covered
both sheets that he had enclosed with his
message. She announced that at a certain
future date she would sit for the portrait
He went away from the seance very
deeply impressed, and completely m sti
fled. On the appointed day he returned
selected a canvas from among a number
of blank canvases and had It plaoed upon
an easel. While he sat there looking in
tently at the bare canvas lights and
shadows began to appear, and In less
than twenty minutes a completed picture
of a woman about So years old stood out
upon the canvas. It resembled the sitter's
mother When she was about that age. The
man was so Impressed by this marvelous
exhibition of what seemed tu him to be
supernatural power that he more than
willingly paid the S40 for which the medium
had agreed to produce the picture.
Jn another case a woman, although a pro
fessed doubter, called on these spirit paint
ers and asked for a spirit portrait of her
dead son. She, too, was given a message
from beyond the veil, declaring that all
was well with the son and thai he would
be delighted to sit for his picture. In this
esse a number of calls were necessary be
fore the portrait could be completed, but
When it was finished she decided that she
would like to hkve his name on It, and lo!
the name Immediately appeared, without
any seeming natural explanation. She was
completely converted tu the doctrines of
Another Instance of the mysterious art of
spirit portraiture was that of a man who
had asked for a portrait of his. daughter,
who had died In Infancy. He, too, Was a
doubter. When he visited the place the
second time he was told to select a canvas
among the dosen or more lying loosely, upon
the floor of a room adjoining the seance
room. He did so and the canvas was placed
in a Window. In due time a picture of a
beautiful girl about 14 years old appeared
oh the canvas, all in broad daylight and
right before hie skeptical eyes. After the
picture was delivered to- him be expressed
the wleh that there might be a flower in
her hair. The medium told him not to
worry, that In due time such a flower would
appear. He took his picture. That evening
a flower did appear in the hair of the
child In the portrait.
No one can conceive of a combination
of circumstances that would be mone com
pletely mystifying than those In either one
of the foregoing cases. And yet the ex
planation Is not difficult even for the un
initiated to understand. In the first place
the messages written and concealed In the
books were obtained and read by the medi
ums and the answers written through a
process of substitution such as Is used in
the sealed letter and pellet tricks. The
data about the people whose spirit portraits
were desired was obtained partly through
the medium and the runners who had sent
the sitters there and partly from conversa
tions with the sitters who unconsciously
revealed some of the . things the medium
needed to know.
When the sitters selected their canvasses
Race track men protest against increased
taxation, which is proof positive that race
track men are Just like other human be
The comet Is now backing up, dragging
its head behind It. Evidently the tall does
wag the dog at times.
Notice the claim that men reveal them
selves in their autographs. Cm! More
often in the figures above the autogiaph.
Official statistics from Kansas show that
one marriage in eight is a failure. No
wonder they raise Insurgents and things
other than corn.
With suburban passenger rate boosted
m per cent on the one hand and train
hands talking strike on the other, the Job
like local commuter Is rspldly qualifying
far a place In Fox's Book of Martyrs.
See a proposition to syndicate all navies
In the Interest of world peace. Immense.
Always did admire that quotation from
"Bombastes Furloso;" "We'll all be equal.
And I'Jl be your king!"
Bit unkind for an esteemed contemporary
to recall that another former president of
the United States made a world trip thirty
odd years ago and that, although he cov
ered more or the earth than Colonel Roose
velt, fewer persons heard about It. Well,
lhat was General Orant, somewhat known
as a soldier and also as the silent man.
Then Main, the press agent had not been
developed as now.
Msyor of Woodbury, N. J., has ordered
the police to watch for the appearance of
the comet nightly and notify all citizens
who have so requested of the feet. That's
all right. They strive to please. A citizen
here desiring to go fishing should simply
have to notify the policeman on post, who
would call him at I o'clock in the morning
and have a tomato ran full of freshly dug
worms all ready as well.
Governor Fort of New Jersey has do.
dined to ask for Mr. J. Ogden Armour's
extradition on the ground that there Is
no proof that defendant was in the state
alien the so-called conspiracy to create
artificial scarcity in beef was effected. Of
course not. Besides, a man couldn't be In
The Onlooker
all of those available contained the iam..
Picture in hidden outline.. They were pro
duced by any on n ......, .y
either of rehi,h .Z"V""m?aam-
"t.l develooed t, 7 ""r''" ,nvbl
,,,.... . . " , toe oase or or
dlnary photographic paper, except that in
h is case light would not destroy1 fh. hl' do"
nhi i u m oiowii, set-
o?V: , ?"0JurVb: nitrete
..... viouuee yellow. With theaa
three chemical. . lne
-it Invisible wZ
can '.'a wi,nm,Re ' "P,r he '
canvas with pruss ate of i,,ik
invisibis plct U.
Pleted portrait. Sometimes th. spray,ng
done by a confederate, sometimes it is ac-
thTw riV' "crrt '". .
in, fi. ,J flywer appear-
T -"-""'prVZX.'n
-no treated with a very slow developer
bv .. 8" of tne "ft of "forcing "
Not only i- the canvas led to bear false
I ;u."n ,h,';oush u,e "-"'puia.ions of :
, natural mnn ,ki..i.
experiments show conclusively t"a "en
inere wero a number of old mat. hih
he was ordered to wash and to coat or
u ure use as negatives. He did sTbut he
failed to get some of the old plates thor
oughly clean. A bearded gentleman in a
broad-brimmed hat came to have his pic
ture taken and the resulting negative
showed him true to life, but in addition to
Ms portrait there was n ghostly outline of
a woman In white with ffowlng veil and
orange blossoms. The stranger was shown
the negative and was tremendously im
pressed with It. He thought that he had
been honored by some spirit from the be
yond sitting with him for his picture. At
last the photographers decided to embark
in the field of spirit photography, which
they did with wonderful success until the
secret of their art was discovered. There
are many methods of surreptitiously treat
ing photographic plates before exposure.
But even after they are exposed they msy
be changed by the skillful use of the re
touching process, by Interposing a magic
lantern slide between the plato and the
light before development and by many
other methods.
But still other means may be used for
inducing the photographic plate to declare
that which is not true.. For Instance, a
tiny picture may be taken on a transparent
film, muoh like-the image on a moving
picture film. This small image In outline
may be pasted on the lens with trans
parent paste and thus reflected upon the
photographlo plate when the exposure for
the principal figure Is made. By systems
Of double exposure one may be made to
stand face to face with himself, cut off his
own head or do any of Innumerable tricks
that are possible only In the realm of the
fourth dimension.
The spiritualistic portrait painters and
photographers manifest a genius worthy of
a better cause. They use the secrets of
chemistry, apply the principles of acoustics,
electricity, psychology and of every other
art that will serve to mystify the people.
Even now they are looking tdward Wire
less telegraphy and telephony as an aid In
the practice of their profession.. They be
lieve that If Instruments suited to their
needs can be produced the length to which
they can go In the production of unex
plalnable things will be almost limitless.
Tomorrow Spiritualism and Magle. VX
Kaglolans and Kind Seaders.
all the states affected at the same time.
Why not have some sort of a Tom Tid
dler's Ground, free from all interference,
where .gentlemen who do business on a
large scale may meet and plan things
without later on facing Immunity baths
and kindred unpleasantnesses?
Further Interest la lent to the momentous
question, "Do they ever come back?" by
the fact that In St. Louis, which is In the
state of Missouri, Colonel William Jennings
Bryan was met by a reception committee
of the Farmers' convention, a tout-Vsy not
extended to either President -Taft 'i r the
secretary of agriculture, Mr. Wllrou.
Daily Health Hint.
After living for several months on simple
foods, In addition tq Increased good health,
It will be found that an Increased sus
ceptibility of tsste aitd a keener reils
have been acquired.
The I,wa Mower.
I watch with feeling most serene
The wheel that turns at morn;
'Tls not propelled by gasoline
And does not need a horn.
-T. E. M.
She And do you promise tht
youll never tjop loving me, darling