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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1011.
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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
Oh! Mommer, What a Cold His Honor Had
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What Would Be Your Three Wishes? By Dorothy Dix
An, editorial, recently printed, asked
reader to tell what three things they
would ak for should a good fairy ap
pear to them, as In the old nursery tale,
and offer them their heart's desire.
Many letters have been received In an
swer to thl question, and It is curious
and pathetic to note how reasonable arc
the ren'ii'Sts that nioKt people make of
fate, how little they afl;, and how similar,
how universal, is the cry that goen up
from every heart to the high sods.
A few wish they might have the weslth
of a Rockefeller, the power of a cr.ar.
the beauty of Venus or the genius o
Napoleon, but in more than PO per cent of
the r pIIcf to the query. "What would
you ' '!' rv! l arl thvo wlhrs." thf
pood sensible wife who knowa herself and
who would jindcrstnnd me, and. thirdly,
eversl children. The result of having
hese wishes granted would mean health,
"ipplness and Independence."
Here's another man who signs himself
"Frenchman," and who only needs to stop
wishing and go a-courtlng to be his own
irood fairy and get what he wants. He
"My three wishes would be to marry
1 jrood true woman, about 40 years old.
and with some money so I wouldn't have
to worry about making a living. Second,
to travel, and see the world. Third, to
he a good, true husband "
Women, of course, aren't mi'te
third wish Is that a man grown old with
sorrow and labor should not be cast aside,
but be able to find a position In which to
work as well as a young man."
The best isn't any too good for ft.
V. Sevmour. who write:
ankwtr has been health, moderate pros
perity and love. They are the great
eternal needs, and It grips one by the
throat to think of the many pain-racked,
hungry-hearted and empty-handed who
ask nothing of life but that which should
be the common heritage of all.
But these letters, lifting for an instant
the veil that convention forces men and
women to hold between their faces and
the world, and showing their Innermost
desires, make a human document that Is
wonderfully Interesting and suggestive.
For Instance read this from an intelligent
young man who says that if he can
realize these three wishes he will die
"First' he writes, "I desire a good
wife; one who will make a man happy
and comfortable home, but be not merely
a housekeeper; a pal, a chum, a com
panion, a friend. a counsellor, between
whom and myself there will always be
"Second; congenial work at a task that
I like, and that will return sufficient
financial returns to give , me the com
forts and harmless luxuries of life, and
enable me to make provision for old age.
But I do not ask for wealth, a a man
must have some occupation to be happy.
"Third; children. I place this last be
cause a man should not bring children
tnto the world until he has the means
to care for and educate them well."
One who has seen the world writes
and his wishes come pretty near to secur
ing a cinch on happiness thus.
"If a could have my three wishes I
should ask for a country place with suf
ficient acreage to unable a worker to
get a yearly profit. Secondly, for a
moderate In their desires, esptcia
when they are young, and here's wh
a 17-year-old girl says she would ask
her fairy godmother. She writes:
"I should ask first to be beautiful, i
ond, to marry a rich professional m;
and third, to have pretty children."
However, as women grow older tin
acquire more Judgment, and one.
ought to b a good suffragette. If
"My first wish would he that we mif
have a better government In our c
My second wish would be that men mi
have u better opinion of wonun
Great Vnlt till all shall be a unit sgsln
St.. ondly, I should wish for love. To
those that love, . Ufa eternal Is a mag
nificent reality; to the loveless, how
dreadful Is the thought of Immortality!
Then I would wish for faith, not so much
in i;od as In rnv fellow man. These things
I would wish for, and In finding them
find all things."
Then comes' two letters that glimpse
two of the real tragedies, of life one
from an old woman, who says that she
would ask for only $20 a month to ease
her pathway, to the grave and make her
last days comfortable. And the other
letter Is from a young man, dying with
tuberculosis, and whose one desire Is for
! life. . N
j Maud Stoutenhurgh Elliot, like the late
.vir. v eoo, arops into poetry ana writes:
Fairy dear of by-gone ages, '
Come from childhood storied pages,
Touch with your wand my wishes three
And so transform the world for me. y
That I may never bitter be
For what life hath denied to me;
Learning to smile and bear my cross,
That others may not know my loss.
That I so b'.lnd may never he
i. fall u brother's woe o see;
Jt.l tether share with him his pain.
Till hope shall blossom once again.
The third and dearer than the rest
Is for the one whom I love beet;
That while he tolls from day to day.
(This Is yie first article by Dorothy
PI, containing replies to the "Three
The thought of me. may light his way.
In the ancient times new born Infants
were rubbed with salt.
During the Crimean war the price of
salt in Russia was exorbitant.
Certain plants which grow at the sea
shore can not thrive without salt.
Salt Is the only mineral substance uni
versally required as an article of food by
man and the higher order of the animal
From lta necessity salt In many coun
tries has been a favorite subject of
taxation, and Important political results
have sometimes arlH.en from the extor
tion practiced by the collectors.
As for me, I should wish for the fol
ding three things:
"First, Money, dreadfully much J of It
much that I could give everybody
st enough to get disgusted with It; sec
.d, Ixjve, very much of A, so much of it
lat people would feel compelled by It t6
cognize their neighbors as such, and
ird. power to Induce, and. If necessary,
-n to compel people to mind their own
-I' my part, I hone he gets his wishes
eclally that last o about compelling
ople to mind their own business.
Utor Burr is a transcendental phll
ipher and he doesn't bother with com
;i mundane desire.. He says:
I would wish for knowledge power to
in the heavens at night something
te than so many 'points of fire that
the sky' light to read correctly the
r ic page and follow the development
.vorlds from the time of the first
Hy SAM SMALL, .III.
Tears of conscientious and unflagging
effort on the part of the Audubon smlety
finally was rewarded In this state by
the passage of a law forbidding the sale
of feathers of certain birds of
rare plumage. Purh feathers were
used almost exclusively for the
adornment of feminine headgear. The
law was Intended to halt the wanton
hatched young left to starve In order to
ohialn the prised feather which Is her
badge of motherhood, was enough to
banish this particular feather from hats
and bonnets and cause women to Inquire
how the ornaments to their bonnets were
obtained. Hut It required the law to
bring about reform.
Mllllnerylsm Is nothing Is not progres
sive. Hats of the fall mode are now seen
destruction and threatened extermination
of beautiful and harmless native birds,
and as a protest against unspeakable
cruelties practised abroad by feather
The hunting of the egret alone, where
tjie mother bird Is slsln and her newly
In the shops and on the streets decor
aled (?) with the heads of white rabbits.
After the rabbits, what? Heaven forbid
that with the labors of the Audubon
society at an end the Society for 'the
Protection of Cruelty to Animals will
have to step In.
An Imaginary Woe
Hy FKANCKS L. GARSIDE.
There appeared at the walling place
recently a woman who apparently had
more than the average share of the
good things of life, but she walled, and
walled, and walled, and finally her wall
ing drowned all other complaining.
"When I get up In the morning." she
walled, "I try to be grateful that I am
able to get up, and reflect with a thank
ful heart that I am not sick or crippled.
A procession of the bedfast passes before
me, and I am grateful that I am not as
"Then I think of those who are able
to work, but can't find work fo do;
who seek with willing hands fitr 'em
ployment, and face want with an army
of unemployed, and with these two
lessons for contentment In 'my mind I
begin my dally fight against monotony.
For that Is what I am walling about,"
lifting her voice to a piercing shriek
'Monotony, monotony, monotony! mo-
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notony, always monotony! Always the
same side of the bed .to get out of.
the same way, the same time every
morning: the same routine . In getting
In my clothes, the same round of du
ties all day, the same monotonous cir
cle to be traveled till I go to bed at
night, trying to be grateful that I have
a good bed, and can sleep and be re
freshed for to-morrow with . the same
circles to be traveled over again.
" You ungrateful creature," my con
science cries: 'have you forgotten the
girl who cried for anything to break
the monotony, and whose wish ,waa
snswered by misfortunes that cam
thick and fast? . .
" 'Have you disregarded the warning
In the life of every one who suffers
the Jolts and Jars that come to those .
who leave the rut and know monotony
"I do not forget: every punishment
sent! to the ungrateful Is my danger
sign always In sight, but . must t' al
ways keep these dismal signals . In
view? Will I always have to' whip
myself Into a reconciled . mood to this
spending of life, moving in a circle?
Will the battle never be fought, and
contentment be won?
"Must my 11'.' be devoted to conjur
ing up the misfortunes of others that
I may bi able to look my few bur
dens In the face and see that they are
not burdens at all? Will I ever find
peace In monotony?"
Then the woman walled and walled,
and those who heard and who believed
their troubles were real sniffed In scorn.
They didn't know that she suffered as
much, as they; they didn't realise that
all who wall and groan and lament have
troubles that are Imaginary.
They dldn t know that It is always
the one whose affliction Is lightest who
makes the most sound; that It la the one
carrying the smallest burden who stops
oftenest to drop his burden to the ground
Neither did they know that, the onl
sop to an imaginary grief la a. real one.
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