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HIE BEE: OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 4. 1011.
MY THREE WISHES
"I Would Choose Abundant Health, Infinite Wisdom and
Loving Service," Says Dr. Bowers.
By DR. LDWIS F. BOWERS.
Were Fortunatus to grant me the ful
filment ol' three wishes I would choose
abundant health, lnlinite wisdom and
If happiness be freedom from pain, as
Shopptuliautr sas. It postulates aire
matlcally a vigorous, physiologically
active body and mind With superalnin
ant health and a clear mind one may
well fav, with Iao, "The worlds my
oyster.'" A Pop or a Thoreau might
succeed, handicapped hy a body whose
"muddv vesture of decay doth grossly
close them In," but they are the excep
tional negations of the rule. 9o thor
oughly convinced am 1 that physical
health, mental health and moral health
are. all Inextricably mingled that I hebl
tate not to aver that the stupid and the
vicious are merely sick.
If some radical thungo could ho ef
fected tn their economic environment
If they couid have good nourishing food,
seasonable clothes, ckanly. sanitary habi
tations and pure air a large percentage
of-them would recover their mental ai,d
Secondly, I dealro Infinite wisdom. 1
crave knowledge, so profound and all
embracing, that my word would be
authority tn respect to the solution of
the World Problem. I would read clear
the Kiddle of the Universe, and settle,
onco an for all times, these vexing Iran
scendentailems and' metaphysical Ills.
I would gratp the secret of the devel
opment of the cancer cell and stamp out.
this terror. I would know the causes and
euro fur progressive anemia, Infantile
paralysis, paresis and ,the obscure neu
roses whose end Is madness. I would be
qualified to dint il I some "sweet oblivious
antidote to cleanse the stuffed bosom
of that perilous stuff that doth weigh
upon the heart." I would wrest the
secret from Nature's vasty storehouse
of the opsinlns. chromasones antl-bodles,
auto-cenetlc serums and all the wonder
ful defensive agents which are auto
matically generated to overcome disease.
And when I had this splendid knowl
edge I would Impart It to the Intrepid
hoit In all parts of the world, who with
scalpel, culture tube and microscope In
noisome dissecting room, plague-Infested
regions of horror, or In the stilly depth
of the night, toll, sacrifice and slave that
humanity may be benefited.
If. working heart and hand with these
heroic souls. I couid help stamp out
disease and the suffering and sorrow
caused by disease, my second wish will
have been fulfilled.
And this suggests the third which la
that I may he granted to be of service.
First-perhaps because, as Herbert
Spencer says, all actions are fundament
ally selfish to those dear to me. to those
who look to me for love, care and at
tention; and then, to my brothers and
sisters everywhere of all colors, creeds
I would ask power. Influence and op
portunity to help them .
I would have every man to receive due
return for his labor. I would take the
poor unfortunate off the streets, put her
at some congenial work, or under God's
blue sky In the open places, make her
economically independent, earnlnrt her
living honestly with hands and brains. I
would take the criminal, the pauper, the
thief, the drunkard, place thein In clean,
wholesome surroundings, euro them ot
their mental Illnesses, develop In them
self-respect and racial -re pert and send
them back to useful, productive life.
And all this only that the "Dawn of
Tomorrow" may be hastened by a cen
tury or two. For disease is to be con
quered, and the lnf mltcslmally small foes
of mankind overcome.
Poverty and the horors and cruelty of
our present barbarous economic system
will be abolished. The gaunt spectre of
starvation, the grisly phantom of suicide
and the forbidding walls of an Inhuman
eleemosynary lnbtitutlon will be banished
to the limbo of the past. Economically
compelled vice will be wiped out hy alter
ing the financial status of working girls
The greedy, conscienceless hyenas In
mill, factory and shop who gTlnd the
bodies and souls of defenseless women
into dividends will be scourged by the
lash of public opinion Into something
more nearly resembling human beings.
Also, a normal, clean, well-fed man
does not get drunk from choice. Abolish
poverty, and with It abolish the larger
percentage of crime and drunkenness In
Could Fortunatus make me Instru
mental In bringing; about these "con
summations devoutly to be desired" my
three wishes will have been granted.
By THOMAS TAPPER. (
It has often been said that it is useless
to tell the average American boy the
story of a great genlua and of his suc
cess, because there Is nothing In common
This la a great and curious mistake.
Every boy in the United States is born
with a great chance. He may take the
chance and win. Or. he may shake his
head and say: "No, a quiet, easy life
for me." Or we by which I mean bo
cletyt may bury that boy so deep in a
humdrum life that neither he. nor any
one else, sees the chance that belongs
But the truth of the matter Is:
Every American boy haa a great op
portunity. Thla is the first fact you must believe
in. and stick to, and insist on. and look
for, and never lose faith in. and he true
to all the days of your youth.
When this fact (and truth) Is firmly
fixed In your mind, what next?
BEGIN AND MAKE GOOD.
In these four words are expressed all
opportunity, all success, all work and
They are short words, and easy for you
Now, about the genlua:
To begin with, you rarely hear of htm
until he Is a great man. or until he la
dead. But the story of his life Is so full
of simple truths that apply to you. oh
average. American boy, that he 1b your
best friend and teacher.
What are these simple truths?
1. He believes in himself and in what
he wanta to do.
2. He makes good hi belief In dolnc.
that Is, tn keeping buay.
3. He never glvea up.
4. He does not know what it means
"to finish," for he is always pushing
t His motto Is: Do It the best I know
6. He rarely thinks of fame.
7. But always of making good.
Now, these seven truths could be ex
tended to seventy, and every one of
them is a reasonable truth tor you, aver.
erage American boy. As a list of rules,
there Is not one of them you cannot fol
low. They are just as necessary to you
as they were to Columbus, or Lincoln, or
Pallssy, or anybody else.
In their rases, and In yours they aim
to secure one result: to bring out what
Columbus had a new world in his mind.
He brought it out.
Lincoln had a new social order in his
mind. He brought It out.
Pallssy had a new pottery In his mind.
He brought it out.
The genius is the one who knows he
has something In his mind, and who
never quits until he brings it out.
This shows us that It pays to know
about the genuls; not merely to know
what the genius does: but how he does it.
Now, about making good.
Its fundamental principles axe three
1. Be true.
t. Be honest.
Z. Be busy.
The things to be true to are: (1) Tour
belief in the opportunity that belongs to
you. This will keep your nature sweet,
wholesome and hopeful.
(2) The power you posses. Thla will
make you self-reliant, masterful and
The things about which you must be
honest, are, first, your power. It la your
power, a sacred possession given to no
one else. Second, your work, which is
what your power does. It la that some
thing in your mind which vou bring out.
The things about wlih h you intint be
busy are best called essential things.
They are work and play.
Work is your power shown up to other
reople. It succeeds when you are true
and honest to yourself.
Play la your power also, but turned in
another direction. All you need to do Is
to play so that you are still true and
honest, and then play Is worth while. It
never becomes mere Idleness, for you
never forget yourself.
Every great genius has worked and
played. These are also your privileges.
Every great genius has had to decide
some day which he will do the most,
work or play.
And, again, this is also your rrlvllega.
Poor Daysey Mayme
liy FRANCIS L. GARSIDE.
If Daysey Mayme Appleton were to fall
In the river, and drown, and her body
be picked up twejity ratlea away, the
police would have a hard time determin
ing her name, for the clues would be as
tangled as a drunken spider's web.
Her own underwear Is embroidered
"D. U. A.." but she borrows so often
fruiA her mother that half she wears is
marked "C. B. A." in Indelible Ink, and
here of late so niauy things come from
the laundry marked wrong that her lin
gerie bears every known combination of
letter from A to Z.
Her handkerchiefs bear the letters
C, H. and G , Indicating that she was
onoe engaged to marry men whose
names begin with those letters, and
she got ready for the wedding. Bhe
carries a welch engraved "Darling,"
given to her by her father before he
knew her so well; "M. V. O. P." is en
graved on her watch charm for a se
cret society at school, no one knows
Just what; her ring contains Initials
denoting a society In bar church, and
If she la still holding on to her novel
ana usabreLa when flaked out, they
will be found to contain the 1"'t'i's or
names of some neighbors for Daysey
Mayme goes to a neighbor's every day
to borrow a book, stays till It rstns
and then borrows an umbrella with
which to go home.
True, her monogram Is on her belt
pin, her shopping bag, her breastpin, her
bracelet, a ring and a hatpin, but a web
woven by a spider suffering with de
lirium trements would be easier to fol
low than the combinations engravers
make of one's Initials.
Men and women who have sat opposite
Daysey Mayme in the street car. and
have tried to make out her Initials from
the various monograms In view, have
been known to clap their hands wildly to
their heads and rush out of the car.
The alphabet holds high carnival on
Daysey Mayme. but not a letter would
serve as a means of Identification If any
thing happened to her.
"But I try to look on the bright side"
said Daysey Mayme. putting buckles on
her slippers engrsved with a big A.
"Nothing In the world Is wasted, and
these letters serve a purpose. Uttle
children, riding on the ears with their
mothers may learn the alphabet on some
fashionable attired girl like me. and save
the cost of lettered blocks and primers.
It la a grand, ennobling thought to feel
that I am an e4'f"t'frnl bureau.
Sherlocko the Monk
By Gus Mager
CrriM. I'll. Nltlntul
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BY TOM FOWKRH.
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I WANT A CHAUFFEUR. WHO
KNOW S.HIS CAR HE MUST BE
A AEtNAMCIRH AN D ILL rXl
$40 PER WEEK, AND B9AW)
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me l know All
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Astronimical Happenings in October
The nun rl at 21. :M and .J4 ami
fets at h 4 and .S !J. respei-tlvfly. on
thf 1M, 1Mb and Slit. The duvs aro II
hour and 4t! inlnuto. 11 hmirs and -S
mlntitca. and 10 houra and minutes loin
n tlir daips.
Mi'irurv ir niirnliK Mar until the 3rd.
Mil mt In pond p,iitlnn.
'-nn Is morning Mar It attain Its
SieairM brlMlani v on the Md.
Jupiter Is dl.lppearlng from the even
ng k. It ets on the Ut at 7;41 and on
the K.th at rt .54.
Saturn nnil Mars are In good position
neard Iho Tleludia mid Aldebaran. They
rife rexprrtlv ely at 8 01 and S.W p. m..
m the lft. at 7:04 and S.n7 on the l.Sth,
and at 5 ..S and .,v. on the SIM They
nacli oppokitlon next month on the !th
Thrrr will lc an annular eclipse of the
in on thv i.lMt. not vIMble In the L'nlted
Thr moon In full on the 7th. In UM
iiiart. r on Uie 14ili, new on the :! and
n f:rM ' t -r on thn VUli. 1 In In t on-
nim-tiou vmiIi tHiurn on the loth and with
Mars on the inh. posing unnewhat over
nir !e;nei north of imlh lanel.
Brooks' eonift will he an Interesting
ohjert for a few davit In the beginning
of the month. It Is a short dlstanre be
yond the end star In the handle of the
reat dipper. It appears to the naked
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CREIOHPON VKTVETAFlTT TRANSIT.
eye as an Indistinct star. A small tele
scope will be required to see the tall.
WILLIAM F. UIOOR.
Latest Effects in Dress Trimmings
NEW YOHK. Sept. .-Except for the
marked widening of fcklrta there la no
Immediate change In dress outlines thati
could he calledVadlcal. but there are al
ways the ever new touches and finish
ings tliHt give distinction to a costume.
I'erhapN the newest of such featurea la
the crinoline sleeve, which spreads at
the elbow with crinoline or featherhone.
The Ioiik shouldered effects are also
The latest craie for simple trimming
I for buttons battalions ot buttons
marshalrtd down sHIrt and coat, tin
"last straw" being the placing of buttons
down the hip seams of skirt, from belt
to hem. The home dressmaker will be
glad to know of their coming popularity.
Under the evening lamp she may manu
facture them by the dor.cn from the
merest scraps of brocade, sstin or velvet.
Soutache braid Is still the amateur mod
iste's best friend, so effective In quick
decoration! Three etranda just pleated
together In the old-fashioned pleat will
give a desirable edging wherever braid
or cord can be used.
For coat aulta adjustable collar and
cuffs of white broadcloth are exceed
ingly smart for special occasions, and
they are marvelously becoming. White
corduroy and white serfs are also In high
This illustration shows a simple gown
for general wear, In which many of the
new features of trimming are attract
ively figured. The narrow band outlin
ing the yoke and sleeves, and the rows of
buttons for garniture, offer possibilities
which clever woman ran modify and
adopt to any costume. This dress may
be made In flrured foulard, but will de
velop well In serge or camel's hair cloth
for winter wear.
There are a lot of fascinating new
materials for fall and winter wear, some
queer nnd many beautiful. The newest
moods are the double-faced atuffs which
are turned In rever for ornamentation.
There are wool-hack satins, satin cash
mere, silk serges, henriettas and pop
lins: there are stylish diagonals, light
serges, cosrse tweeds, homespun, chev
iot, basket cloth and new modifications
of broadcloth; there are heavy French
serges, Bcntch plaida and mannish suit
ings In brosd or narrow atrlpea.
The amsrtest of autumn gowns show
plaid facings, newer than the ubiquitous
stripe, but not half an "chic." 8aahes of
surah or soft satin are a decided Innova
tion for coat suits; they are of the same
shade as the cloth or In black, and are
either draped and fastened with stitches
around the high waistline, or carelessly
tied In military fashion.
Adventures of Piute Pete
By MILF.S OVERHOLT.
Piute Pete win In a reflective mood.
"Mebhe you never fought a forest fire
and mebhe you did." he said, "but you
never xaw me fight one, and that's what
I am going to tell you about.
'You know, or mebhe you don't that
I'm some prize fighter I've knocked
'em nut till you would think I was
legitimate child of the San Francisco
eartlmuake and a Dakota bllszard. Hon
est. 1 lined tn be a double-barrelled holo
caust and folka came from mllea around
to see. me start graveyards. ,
fo when a foreat fire started things.
why. I rolled up my hands, spat on my
sleeves and climbed over the ropes. 'Any
time.' I says. 'I can't lick a forest fire
that never waa trained by Corhett.' I
says, 'I'll quit ths game and swear I waa
doped." I aays.
"But. say, there sln't no clinches, no
uppereuts. no shortcuts, no nothing In
this kind of a contest. I thought mebbe
I could get In a punch below the timber
belt and put tt out on a foul, or mebbe
land on Its lumbar regions. It waa quite
a mill quite a sawmill, if you don't mind.
The flames were licking the trees, too,
and you could hear their pitiful barks
peeled o'er the night. It waa sure sad.
"Put when a pall of smoke as big as
Jsck Johnson grabbed be by the smoke
stack and a tongue of fire slandered me,
why, t went nut the back way and
slammed the door.
"The trouble It, In fighting fires, there
sre no rules. Man would have to be e,
regular hose company to have a show
and, say, speaking of hose companies
snd shows, what's that got to do with a
bunch of chorus girls, huh? Think tt
To Bill Dahlen
By WILLIAM F. KIRK.
Copyright. 1911 National News Associa
(William Tahlen has signed a new con
tract with Magnate Ebbets to act aa
manager of the Brooklyn team for four
years. News Item),
you used to be Had BUI Dahlen
In the old Chicago days;
You ui-ed to He on your back and cry
When the "uitip ' decided piaya.
You used to Jeer at I'antlllon
And furrow Tim Hurst's broad brow.
You used tn be Bad Bill Dahlen,
But you're Good BUI Dahlen now.
When you starred In Chicago's short
field. These were a few of your sins:
You tore the flap from an umpire's cap
And kicked him twice In the ahlns;
nYou steered your mates into mischief
Like a farmer steering a plow.
You used to be Bad BUI Dahlen,
But you're Good BUI Dahlen now.
For you've helped ua out. Bill Dahlen.
In tlmea when our need was sore;
And we hope that Ebbets will hire you
Over and over and o'er.
You have puahed the Cubs to destruction
Aa a Jasper might goad a cow.
You used to be Bad BUI Dahlen.
but you're Good Bill Dahlen now.
The Veteran on the Fire Horse
By WEX JONES.
So they're buyln' a bunch of autos the old style is too slow?
A lot of motor nglues and the fire horse has to go?
Well, maybe the auto Is better a sort of an upward climb
But I'm glad I'm near my pension, for it's not Ilka the good old time.
Why. the) horses we had was human you couldn't fool 'em on calls,
And before the gong had stopped tlnglln' they was ready out of their stalls;
And you didn't have to. urge 'em, as they buckled down to their work
in fact tbey was better nor humans, for some of the latter might shirk.
You'll not see the cbllder foolin' round them motors, I'll bet.
Like they always was with the horses, when the little cusses was let
And the horse that would pull an engine like a freight car runnln' wild
Would step around like a kitten for fear of burtia' a child.
Yes, maybe the autos Is better, for it surely busted your nerve
To save a fool guy on the car tracks and kill your team with a swerve.
To see 'em crash into a pillar it seemed kind of less than fair.
When they was doln' their duty, and the guy was Just out for to stare.
It's a hardjtnln' Ufa In a way, this business of rushin' to fires.
But we all have a spark ot sentiment a spark that never expires
So the borses we've pal'd with so long, perhapa they so longer will do.
But all the samo I'm not sorry my own time la nearly through.
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