Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 05, 1911, Page 11, Image 11
TTTE BEE: OMAITA. TTTrKSDAY, OCTOBER 1011. 11 jThe ee'8 HAP Mae?a z 1 Ai? Pa ge Desperate Desmond American Building Operations Save the Villain from Being Crushed by the Elephant Cvms.t, IU. Nitkmal N By Hershfield At Inat II looks If Desmond, the firfll XValte Villain, nr about to end kla life not voluntarily, of course, but oa the orders of C'lnud. When the elephant to which Desmond la baaud goes over the blutt', (oud-BlBhll Even for Dearaoad. nki line passed through so nanny perils, his present situs tloa Is not one to make hla aerves steady. Tied to a large, heavy and helpless ele phant which Is falling to the city spires, he may well tremble. It Is worth Botlctnc that this la a snnnlrl- a dlaplay of apeed. This aiuat ha a regular contract Job, and aa the men hurriedly awing vnt a hage ateel beam It paaaes between the 'elephaat a eh.l.ed legs. Soon AS i (tft pOOT Of- THIS KfOMfrCTT. Anj Prevent him '7D iMARr'E.N fTHG PVCIt-V NOW TO Mlfrl DOtvV THAT, I 0"-P mAw: y Fsr below a live construction company Is at work. ladlaaa have dean all their building by baad power, but thla com pan; from America haa derricks and nteel ecu. strurtlua. Our methoda of building make those of tlie Orteatal countries look slow. Little Philip, Rosamond's schoolboy brother, is again disappointed in his attempt to capture Gemgotz. As the beam turns up, the elephnat la hooked ss securely aa a flan, and the bravs steel workers, seelag the form of Ocamoad bound to the aalnial, at once suspect foul play. Quickly they releaas the villain, aad be m4 once ntarta over the roofs. "I'm the boy!" erlea Desperate Desmond, "Sad I'll make Maude admit It." Mttlednca the villain know, however, tbnt Claude, ttua In hand, Is even now stalking him. I'er hnps the villain may escape. It seema donbtfiil, but to-morroWa pictures will show. And see bow r.:. " HI f ' fjCMbbtil I ' ' I - Jf-xei A YV Hi II -l JF"4 i aw x I III . J frnV II .J "J - 1 Ml LV I 1 GHVE UP THE RACte TD THfc TRUANT , SCHOOL. rJOtt FIND DtrCZMOW amd Me free - PHt titers sets e ' nit: f lwuicm m mewv uui The Little Fledgling of Today Has Got to Try Her Wings, Which Parents Must Realize. "i- ' a. J' My DOROTHY I)1X. Within the last few days the police have been asked to rarch for two youim girls who have mvBterlouely diyappearefl from hninp. rry mncli ftcr the fashion In which Dorothy Arnold did. In both of these cases, us In the Arnold case, ttis girls belong to fins families, who wora mora , than com fortabVy rlfli. They l ad good In m.ifl, kind and loving parents; they wera surrounded by lux ury, but they wera reBtloes and dis satisfied, and bad repeatedly express ed a desire to earn tlielr own livings, ami to have pome definite occupation In life. This Idea the parents pooh-poohed. Absurd' Ridiculous! Thank goodness, Mamie or Susie didn't have to work. Bhe could have all the pretty clothes and go to all the parties she wanted to, and what in heaven's name could a girl desire more? ut Mamie and Susie happened not to be girls with pink tea souls. Also they were very young and foolish, and ro mantic, and Inexperienced, and so Mamie and Susie committed the Incred ible fully of running away from home, and their frantic parents are trying to find them. Let u.-i hope that no harm will be fall thso little feminine soldiers of fortune, and that they will go bark home havinir learned a lesson, and that their parents will also have learned another lesson. For the moral of the affair is this that modern conditions, modern educa tion, modern modes of thought have producriJ a new girl, .lust as they have produced a new woman, and that sht ha- gut to he dealt with on a new plat form. The old. mediaeval bieH.d-and-watei . look-er-up-!n-a-i oom untr.'-Nhe-comes-to-reafon method of treatment won t do. The new girl is a condition and not a theory that confronts her parents, and they are juM as much addled and flus trated over her, and know as little what to do with her, as the old hen that hatched out a swan. Of course, If a girl is a little milk-and-water, plnk-and-white piece of feminity who asks nothing of life but frilly clothes and plenty of beaux, and to nibble choco late creams, and go to the matinee her parents have It easy. They can keep her In a satin lined box and she will be happy and contented, and get married In due reason, and her father and mother Mil haw no problem more serious to consider than paying her bills. But there Is another kind of girl, a girl who has an Intellect, a girl who thinks, who has a bold and courageous spirit, a girl who han taken a good education, who ia. perhaps, college bred and an athlete, and who looks at life very mucn with the eyes of a boy. This girl, when she comes home from school, finds nothing adequate to her wants In the life he is asked to lead. She can't tatisfy herself with the rapid rounds of society. She can't absorb her self In the hunt for a husband, for. while .he means to marry if the right man comes along, marriage is not the be all and the end all in life for her, as it is for the Fluffy Ruffles Girl. This girl has no occupation at home, because servants do the actual work, and her mother naturally is not going to ab-dli-tate her throne aa ruler ot the, house for a chit of a daughter. Also the girl yearns for financial Independence. She doesn't want- to go to even the moBt Indulgent of fathers for every penny. It if eiy to cneer at this girl for her restleness and discontent, and to tell her .that she doesn't know when she is well off and that she should be thankful that she has a good home to' live In and parents able to support her, and this is exactly what her father and mother do. and they accuse her of being a wicked and ungrateful girl when she persists In wanting to go out and try her own wings. If her parents were wiser thev would try to look at the girl s side of the ques tion, and to realize that she Is bound to have some outlet for her energies, and young strength, some occupation for her idle hands, some object upon which bhe can expend her bottled-up enthusiasm. Some girls can find this in society. Some can't. To be able to make a career of bridge w hist you have to be born that way and the sooner parent realize this, the sooner we shall put a stop to tragedies that darken so many homes. There Is but one solution of the prob lem of the unoccupied girl, and that Is to occupy her. It Is even more trufi of women than men that Satan finds work for Idle hand to do. and the only wav to keep a Rirl out of nilM luef ih to keep her bus. If a girl wants to be of some use In the norld and to work, her parents a.-e not only foolish, they are criminal to refuse her the right too try her powers, and they have only themselves to blame If. in an excess of boredom at having nothing to do, she runs off from home to find the natural liberty of action that she had a right to, and that has been denied. Per haps she may find out that she Is not the inspired genius that she thoupht she was. perhaps when she finds out how hard it Is to earn money with her own hands she may be glad enough to come back and let papa give it to her. hut even so she will be wiser and better contented the balance of her life for having made the experiment. The Penally ol Prominence Lysander John Appleton, as Kin Commissioner-General of the United States, Held in Contempt. By FRANCES L. GARSIDE. The man lower down In life finds his greatest enjoyment in turning a t-earch-llght on the man on the hllr, that he may call attention to his mistakes. The higher up the man on the hill, the oftener the searchlight Is turned his way. There's Laander John Appleton. Kir Con:i!i!i. .loner-General of the I'nlted States. For many years he has devoted his energy to handing down weighty deci sions governing the disposal of a feather bed when a mother and daughter both want It: who shall have mother's things when she dies, her daughters or father's second wife; the rights of the second wife to bang the enlarged pictures of the first wife in the attic, and when; the time limit cm visits of first degree couvlns; who lrherlts th teapot, etc. In his feeble way he has brought order and peace whsrs thera was chaos. Tat with H all, thosa lower down In Ufa are -J-Mi.M..'.fc.T i'JI ., ,IIL t "You do not touch on the mont vita question of all," one complaint reads. "I. I couldn't get nearer to the real heart oi the r'0p!e on thla kin question than you get I'd resign. "Every day you invoke the power ol your offtclal position to find lost Mn That ln't what the people want! "They don't want to find lost kin: they want to lose kin thev alresdv have' "I have a father-in-law who has made his home with me for the past ,tn y, ar and who Is very disagreeable, both to the children and to me. I have no de sire to murder him: neither do I wish him to suffer, but Isn't there some way of losing him that will be no violation of the law? "I have a brother, for whom ! hae found work time and a fa in and more often again for twenty years past, and who never holds a Jib longer than a month. Tha sweet tie of kinship is nice for decorating tha turkey at Thanguglv Xr sj: :JL -Li na4 ' 'a " Jt ' Vet It lUigbt Have Been morse But Oh You Temptation! BE Q05H1 A week Y LOOKS QooD lb ASfc ,N6 NOTtoMTo 1HNJEST f UY tom iiiu:kn. Copyright, nil. bt International News sarlos. I ' I .' ir.. 1 ' I CET RICHQUICK !j II I xn-J YK I A 215 ( A UFRFS t IO PROFIT " ( PlU .TbV 1 "l n0llsir n e.rnilART ( hfi ;o HAMIMJMF 1 I FoR Von I WAMT ou kzJ , "nrY, J .-.v lb COME To LUNCH v ' ' L Mg1lMPc.1 mother : I (vTZZfc fcrT-r-- in ,, a "i . i- ri Jar xxsri y x5-rWi p,a I i LWmntm. gmrit m iti sm jm i t?sn IV,YA YI HH W llA U 1 n L I le ' I i order of I Vi. ink mm 1 ., . , V. J tic rnce I -L i?aa) I i jf" Quaint Questions The Inconsiderate Mother "1 c ould i numerate a Uo.eii relatives I would like tu lose, unci five the names of a hundrtd men who are toher and in dustrioiiK and who pay the tax to meet your princely salary as Kin commissioner geneial, who also have kin they would like to lo.ie, but did you ever hand down a decision that would help me or them? Never! "Oil the contrary, yu devote much time in assixtlng the Idiotic, asinine per son who hasn't heard from an uncle in forty years, and who Is so blind to his good luck he ai-Ks your assistance in finding him. "A prise piece cr Ingratitude grieves berausa ha can't find the whereaoouts of his father's third coin-in. and you pull every string to find this missing kin Instead of devoting that time and energy to aint tliose people of Intelllpence who are taking rare of paru.-ite relatives they can't lose. "All over this country ilieie ate men and women who are kin-burdened, and who know no legitimate and honorable means of getting rid of tha burden but hand lou a decision Unit tviil l.el tliein'.' Never! "A man who makes a public: office ol as little service to the people an you make yours. Lysander John Appleton should be Impeached " r Too Small for Him hpanlsh grandees delight In uumeious names, even appropriating those that he long to their wives' families. One of these distinguished dons, wandering loo far into tha country, went astray on a lonely road lata at night. Ha knocked at tha door of a small Inn, tha landlord of which from an upper window shouted: Who Is there?" "Don Plego de Mend ira Kilva Ril.ero (luzn.an 1'mieiul Osarlo Ponce de Leon (luzama Accrora Tellea y tilron," replied the grandee. "In that case," Interrupted tha Inn keeper, closing Mi window, "go; thera la -i-M-iJUJrai.i'iJL.- In England it Is regarded as a lucky omen for one to have money In his pocket when he hears the cuckoo of tho firt time In the season. Virgil wast esteemed a magician and conjurer bv the Ignorant, who thought that the grotto of I'osllippo was exca vated by the Incantations of the poet. Romans averted hall by holding up a looking glass to the dark cloud. Feeing Its reflection In the mirror the cloud, it was believed, would pass without Injur ing the crops. At the wedding of the daughter of the houke In (lermany the old nurse presents the first shoe worn by the bride to the bridegroom, who, to Insure a prosperous and happy married lit: fills U with gold t4kaaaaVJIUBnanaBBnM ' ' ' a5feSi!4l Ily WlMf RKD HI.ACK. "My daughter Is completely spoiled since she went downtown to work. "She used to be so sweet and oblUIng, nnd now she sulks If we Just ask her to match a skein of silk for us. and she goes right by the store every day. too. I don't know what Is the matter with her." I heard a woman say that about her daughter tho other day. and she looked as If she'd lost her last friend when p(i '".j-t' Tell me. good mother. do you stop your husband on tlis step and try to get. hlnv to match a skein of yarn for you on the day he Is going in try a big case In court? Oo you make him wait till you can run In and get a. sample for him to go by when he's on the way downtown to nmke a real estate rale? If you do you're a good deal of a failure an a wire. That husband of yours Is making a living for you and your children. You know better, or you should know better, than to put hurdles In the way for Inm to cllmh over before he can get to the place where the money Is. He needs hl: bruin? every bit of It, and Ms energy and his nerve force, and If he fritters it all away matching worsted or finding ssmples, what's he going to have left lo make a dullar or two with, pray tell ? Why shouldn't you look at your daughter's work the same way? It's had enough for a woman to have to go dovvnton every day, rain or shine. hot or cold, hick or well; but when It conn h to cHrrylng her piother's worsted snd rimpleH ((round with her, cluttering up her handbag, why, she might as well slve up nnd do tatting for a living. A woman's brain Isn't any more com plex than a man's, but her work la. What man on earth would ever amount to anything In business If he had to wash out his own shirts, press out a handkerchief or two, do his socks In the wash bow 1. mend his gloves, put a braid on the bottom of hla coat sleeve every other night before he went to bed, and spend hit If his lunch hour racing from one crowded shoproom to another look ing (or hargnlns in decent shirtwaists and sales In shoes? Tet thousands of women do these things right straight along, and run all the downtown errands for a whole family of thoughtless time waiters besides. That girl of yours needs vej-y ounce of brains she hns to compete with the young fellow who doesn't do a thing in llfo that he doesn't like to do except the work he's paid for. Why do you try to handicap her still further, and then won der why Mary, who is so much cleverer than John, never gets ahead aa fait an he does? "Mary is going right past the butcher', let her order the meat," says Mrs. . Married Sister, where Mary hoards., "Mnry passes the grocery, why tele-" phone? It costs a nickel; let's take dime's worth of Mary's time and a'quar-': ter's worth of her strength' and- make her order the things for luncheon." "Mary can run Into Thread Needle'a and get those little things the seamstress wants. She can tnke time at noon," and poor Mary does all these things, and liVr head feels like a waste paper basket full of oddn and ends of other people's letters and other peoples hills, .biuI other people s affairs . In general, and there Isn't room left In her brain for the business she's paid to do, and do quickly and clearly and efficiently. "Changed." Is she, that daughter of yours? Well, then, there's some hope for her. She may make a success of business In spite of you, oh. foolish, selfish, Inconsiderate Mother. Vs The Superior Class lly Dl lil KT IllimKI. 'rfie use of power to form a self-ap point' d superior class Ih the one thlnrf that has made calamity of so long life This superior clans has ever been a menace and always a curse to Itseir, at least. Its dis tinguishing feature ia to exclude. It Is OHHlflod selfish ness, or caste, as opposed to en lightened self-interest. It has its rife usually In humllitv, often coming in the name of liberty, and by bestowing a benefit gets a grip on things; then its second generation con sumes largely and ceases to produca. The counii'. tl..ii hail the largest army and the greatest number of preachers, doctors ami law yers Is nearest death. The superior Hush Is a burden No nation ever survived It long, none ever can. This volunteer superior clacs has al ways thought that good Is to be gained by side-steeping labor, by wearing costly and peculiar clothing, by being carried In a palanquin, bv being waited on by KervaniM. bv eating and drinking at mid night, by attaining a culture that is be yond the reach of most, through owning 1 hi litis- that only a few ran enjoy these are ih" aniluiions of the self-appointed superior class. Most of the colleges and universities of Christendom have withered mankind by inculcating the Idea that to belong to the superior clasi was a very desirable thing. Every college proofessor, until yesterday, urged us to attach ourselves to the superior class by hook or crook mostly crook. All who do not belong want to belong, and look forward to the day when they may. The example In fects, then pollutes and poisons Tha superior class lives by Its wits or on the surplus earned by slaves or men who are dead. You are dead yourself when you live on the labor of dead men you si e so near drove ntrg that you clutch society und pull It under with you. To exclude Is to be excluded When the superior class shuts out the poor and so called Ignorant, It is deprived of all tha spiritual benefit the lowly have to give. Caste Is a Chinese wall that shuts people In as well us out. If you can make people kind, not merely respectable, the problem of the ages will be solved. Tills bogus legal tender of gentility, which Is the chief asset of the superior class, can never be done away with through violence and revolution. Thll has been tried again and again. Revolu tion Is a surgical operation that ever haves the roots of the cancer untouched. The remedy Is a new method of educa tion which will teacR men to be, not seem - that w ill give pupils diplomas, on what they can do, not on what they can memorize. At a guess, I will say that the millen nium will come In this way. First Men will decline to affiliate with a social club that offers a reward for blind credulity. Second Men will refuse to enlist as soldiers for any other reason than to pro tect from an Immediate invasion threat ening their homes. Third-rnrenta will refuse to send their children to any school, college or uni versity where the curriculum does not provide that at least .one-half of ths school day shall be spent in productive work r Worst of All There Is In a western town g Judgs who occasionally hits the flowing bowl until It puts him down and out. On morning, following an unusually swift encounter with the alcoholic foe, be ap peared in his office looking sad and shaken up. "How are you this morning, Sam?" Inquired a friend. "Wmse than I've ever been." replied the Judge, with a groan. "I'm In had at home. When 1 left the house a Itttle while ago the children were calling ma gatn and my wife was addressing ma M Mister."