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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
Once More and He Might Have Been a Giant
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M Yred Lfe the Second Year
The Exciting Incident of the Icechest and of Delia's
By MABEL. 1IEKBKKT I'UNKK.
A Helen opened the Ico client and
looped clown to take out a bottle of
mlllt, a strong odor of talo butter and
vegetables greeted ner.
"Delia, didn't I
tell you to clean
tills Ice chest yes
terday?" Delia ironed on In
"Dl ln t I tell you
to clean this yes
terday?" Helen re
peated. "Y e s, ma'am,"
"Then why didn't
"Why didn't you
clean It. Delia?"
"But you did
have time, you
had very little to
do yeHtcrday. Now Dulla this Ico chest
musi. be cleaned to-day. Take all these
things off the Khelves and wash It out
thoroughly. Put plenty of ammonia In
the water. And what's this?" taking out
a small covered dish. "Parsnips! Why
I told you to throw those out day be
Delia's only answer was to 'slam' the
Iron down on Its rest with unneces
ary for4e. wljlle she jerked the shirt
waist around on the board to Iron the
"And here's tome fish balls! How
many times have I told you never to
put fish of any kind !n here? Every
thing will smell of It. Now you must
clean this as soon as you finish that
waist. You can do tho reel o? ho iron
ins afterward. But I want thW cleaned
now. When you're through, loavo 11
open to air out before you put the
And Helen went on Into the sitting
room, where she was mending a table
cloth. For several days Delia had neglected
her work and had been unusually sul
len. Helen felt It had something to do
with her "young man." He had not
called for the last two Wednesday even
ings as had been his custom. Plainly
thero had been a quarrel. Delia was
I constantly watching for the postman,
but no letter In the painstaking illiterate
! writing had been received.
Helen was always sympathetic with
1 jiuy unhappy love affair. She had tried
I to be patient and to put up with Delia's
! neglect and unusual bud temper. But
now she thought things had gone too far,
the dirty Ice chest could not ba over
i looked. And yet she felt vaguely uncom
' fortable. Sho had never had a reully
i -erioiis clunh with Delia, and was not
qulto aure what the outcome would bo.
When half an hour later she again
vent Into the kltclien, Delia was ironing
I one of Winifred's dresses and the ico
chei-t was untouched.
i "Delia, I told you to clean the ice
chest as soon as you finished that shlrt-
"I ain't goin' to let these clothes dry
out they're all sprinkled and right to
i Iron now. And I ain't golu' to sprinkle
1 them over again. There's enough work
to do lit this place without do!u' it
"Dut. Delia, I said I wanted this Ice
client cleaned out now !"
"I'm lrotiln' now. I'll clean It when I
get through here."
"You'll clean It now, Delia, or I'll have
to K;t sumo one in your place that will."
"That suits me, ma'am." Delia tlammel
the Iron back on the range and deliln r
ately untied her upron. "I can get plenty
of places with more money and les work
than I'm gettin' here."
And Delia stalked out of the kitchen,
down the hall to her room, leaving the
unfinished dress on the Ironing 'board
and Helen Handing aghaxt.
She had not Intended to bring this to
an issue not this way. Bhe had no Idea
that Delia would calmly walk out. What
thould she do? The thought of breaking
In another girl filled her with horror.
In t-pite of all her faults, Delia was very
good, honest and dependable. It was only
the last tew days she hud been like this.
Then Helen began to wonder If she had
been a littla unreasonable in insisting on
the ice chest being cleaned Just then.
Hut It was not only the Ice chest she
had put up with so much neglected work
and sullen defiance this week.
Yet more and more she shrunk fiom
the thought of breaking in a strange g rl.
And Warren would be furious! There
was nothing he hated more than a change
of 'servants! And tomorrow tlm Stevens
Were coming for dinner!
What could she do? Hhe heartily wished
sl.o b4 never tueuUuuwi Ute k chest.
Oh, why hHd Bhe persisted in it so? Yet
how could she make any overtures now?
bhe went through the hall passing
Delia's room. But the door was closed
and there was a sound of the trunk being
dragged over the floor. Helen went on
into the sitting room and gazed out the
window. The thought of losing Delia
overwhelmed hpr mote and more.
Just then the bell rang.
Only one letter. "Miss Delia O'pon
oghue," read the address painstakingly
penciled In the big, awkward hand.
Helen went back and rapped on Delia's
"A letter for you." handing It in.
Delia took it without a word and again
closed the door. But In that momentary
glimpse Into the room Helen had seen
the open trunk and the clothes on the
floor beside it ready to be packed.
Well, she wag going there was no
help for It now. Helen took dow-n the
telephone book to look up the address
of an employment agency. What was
that place that Mrs. Lewis had told her
about? She had better call her up and
find out Then sht remembered Mrs.
Lewis was never home Thursday after
noons, and besides It was too late to Get
And then it occurred to her about
Delia's pay she would want her monoy.
But this was on the eighth; It would
be only about 15. Y'es, she had enough to
There was a sound of Delia's door
opening and her steps down the hall to
ward the kitchen, bhe had left an apron
or something of hers out there, thought
Helen. But the steps did not return.
Then came the sound of water running
In the sink, and a noise of pans and
dishes. Had she decided to straighten
up before she left?
Helen waited a few moments, and then
went through the dining room to the
open door of the kitchen. ' Delta was on
her knees before the ice chest with a big
pan of suds beside her. So she was going
to clean the ice chest before she went!
Delia did not see her, and, not knowing
what to say, Helen once more went back
into the sitting room to her mending. She
finished the tablecloth, sewed some but
tons on Warren's underwear and mended
the lace on Winifred's little skirt. Still
Delia was In the kitchen. Once more
Helen went to the door. The ice chest
was cleaned and left open to dry, whllo
Delia was rapidly finishing the ironing.
"Do you want that pineapple for des
sert, ma'am or shall 1 make a cup cus
tard?" "I think the custard would be very
nice," stammered Helen.
"All right, ma'am, and 1 11 beat, up a
sponge cake to go with it."
And that was all. There was no expla
nation and no apology. But it was pluin
Delia hud decided to stay. And Helen
was too content to ask iiestlonti.
The letter had been from Delia's "young
man." L'nguestionoljly it had been a con
ciliatory one. And it had coine just in
time to reBtore peace, not only to Delia's
troubled heart, but to the domestic ma
chinery of the Curtis household.
Was He Hurt Bad, Mr. Cop
Half Rate for Empties
James A. Patton, on his return from the
coronation of King George, said to a N.w
"1 loH my overcoat in the rush at Tra
falgar Square. Fortunately, though, both
coming and going, I didn't loxo a meal
through scaslckneMJ. I wasn't like a
ifoutherner whose stateroom was next to
ni'.ne on tho way over.
"This poor fellow suffered dreadfully.
Duy and night loud groans were to bo
heard Issuing from his berth groans and
those other sounds, more violent and
moro heart-rending than mere groans,
which ure the unhappy accompaniments
of seasickness. I tell you, when he got
off tiie bout at the end of the voyage,
that fat southerner hud thinned down to
a mere skeleton.
"To a steward who commiserated with
him, the southerner said;
" 'Well, there's oiih consolation. After
this crossing I can return at half price.'
" 'How s that, sir? I don't quite under
stand you,' said the stewurd.
" 'Look at your regulations,' explained
the southerner. "Don't they say that you
take "returned empties" at a Ml per cent
Some Aim ApotbrKius
Beware the fury of a putien man.
A blamelrs record Is too frequently a
iSueei discourse makes short days und
Party is the madness of many fur the
gain of a few.
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THETi.6 fc TUiT AS
THE CBON0 Or iTAT STHECT
Jv.O TH m-,N& WAS A 8r
AIRJHip. OF COOUSt NO ONE WAi
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By Gus Mager
Ccprrtsht. 1H1. Nutausl
Sherlocko the Monk
THE CASE OF THE INTERRUPTED MESSAGE
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NA& fJ kAl C iQaun u.t CKifUAirrk A.i
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smACttp MA r-oOTfDl-HcjwDO IwayO
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Been tori off, as
I ikauiClC4. A MASKED L US TO I
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tou SAt he jumped S A NOTE ! ah, hcre a
ANTTHlNg FHQM youV'W
0fHlN; ATAU. BUT tvte
NOTE J WAS CAMtTlNft A '3 OX
To THt Man's (Aj i i1 r- - N. Q .
guess ! ' '
.SHE TKINK& I'M
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"TOU OVM EAtILT IMAGINE yg AISO
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RCM : BUWIAR O.ON'T MiiTArt
IJltit' Me NOTE FOH.MONEJ1' I
PVAft I HE Had a seacnu '
Tt for vuAMYtMiC rV -ic.: . ' Jc9
Matiileo Girls and Actors
Ity WIMl-HKI) Mi.UK.
play, Mr. UollowT"
Kjtle llollew, the hnndKonie and faM
clnutliiif uctor. Is dead nd burled. Some
thins ho said to me once still lives in
liellew was playing In a western city,
and the play was
not u itreat tuc
cesH. He wan an
actor, the com
hlin was noid, the
play was well
staged and tho
lines the company
spoke were rather
belter than the
average play. Hut,
somehow, t h e r
huntt o v e r the
wholo affair the
repressing air of
"What Is tho
matter with your
Kyrle liellew, tho man who was not
used to failure, smiled a trifle ruefully.
"Well," ho Bald, "that's not hard to see.
"The hero isn't a hero at all he's Just
a man. Don't you remember In the second
act the ruffians whe come t; ctrry th
fair lady from her bower set tho best of
him? And In the third act he fnriccts to
bring the rope ladder In time to not tha
fair lady away? These are pardonable
sins in a man in a hero they ure unfor
"Heroes must never ifall, they must
never forget, they must never stumble,
they must never be afraid of anything on
earth or In the waters beneath the earth;
they must forget that thny are men und
be heroes ull the time."
And then we fell to talking of heroes
and of men In general, and of the matinee
grll who can't tell a hero from a man,
and who makes a fool of herself over
Now, If any man on earth knew all
about that sort of girl Kyrle liellew was
I saw Kyrle Hellow try to slip away to
England In decent quiet once, und the
dock was so covered wllu weeping girls
thnt it was all the deck hands could do to
got through with Ihelr traps.
1 told this to Mr. liellew that after,
noon of fslluro In the dismal city and
ho laughed, not Insuffernbly, as somo
matinee actors laugh when the very mime
of women Is mentioned, but kindly. In a
friendly fashion, and n trifle wistfully.
"Now." said ln "It's all wrong the way
peoplo talk of the matinee girl and her
folly. I've, seen lots of good, wholesome,'
clever girls dead In love with a hero not
with the actor who played htm, but with
the hero and the poor fool of a conceited
actor misunderstood tho whole affair.
"A little slip of a girl, with her head
full of fairy tales, goes to tho matinee.
Sho lives ut homo with a father who
reads the paper all the time he's In tlm
house, und her only brother never no
tices her at all, except to tweak her hair
or make fun of all her timid Ideas.
"When the hero appears the Utile girl
is electrified. 'Here,' she thinks, 'here's
the kind of man I've dreamed of. He
fears nothing, he loves with all his heart,
ho doesn't laugh at the Idea of a locket
and a ring. Why, he'd die for a lock of
his lady's hair.' And she sits and dreams
and dreams, dear little goose. I
"If 1 had a daughter I wouldn't let her
get within t-peaking distance of a matinee
actor, but I'd let her go to the matinee
a.nti fall in iovo un the hero, whenever
she wanted to.
"Not with tho actor, you know, but
with the part he plays; that' tho differ
ence, und It's a wholo lot of difference,
"I never could laugh at the llttlo girl
who saw a knight In armor coming down
the road, with his silver helmet gleaming
In the sun, und who cried when she found
that the knight was Just little Willie
Smith running home from tho grocer's
wtlh a tin pall on his head.
"As for the actor who can't get the
real inclining of the matinee worship
through his stupid, vain head, gome one
ought to take him out somewhere and"
Mr. liellew looked very expressively at
the too of his exceedingly neat boot and
said no more.
I've always liked him since then." And
I haven't thought so hardly of the mati
nee girl since 1 hud that talk with Kyrle
liellew autor and gentleman.
Hy EIMf.tll LUCIKN LAItKl.N.
Klectrlclty at rest on the surfaces of
bodies was the original state In which It
became known to the Greeks In tha time
of Thales, WK H, C They rubbed amber
over In ttie l'cluponnesus, ilplrus and
Argolls, und observed very strange phe
nomena. Chronic smokers having genu
ine amber plpestems may now rub with
wool cloth und obtulu electricity.
(iilbeit. In England, after uu interval
of twenty-two centuries, likewise rubbed
umber, secured tho mysterious entity and
called it electricity, from elcktron, tho
rume given by the Hellenes to amber.
livers body waited from A. D. UWo to the
year 1733 for pu 1'uy to rub a gla rod
with silk. He wus too poor to buy umber,
so ho rubbed a stick of common pine
renin with fur or whjUii cloth und also
developed electricity. Then hu made a
ball of pith and suspended It by a silk
thread und held tho rubbed lu.-iln mur It.
The bull wus attracted und begun the
chief thing in .natter motion. The ball
d'ew nearer und nearer to the resin,
t lu lled It und Instantly flew uwuy us
far us the silk thread would allow-that
is, the ball became, charged Willi elec
tricity. Hie reader may study theso three
words during ten years, ten hours dally,
and not comprehend them motion,
charge, electricity, Hut Du Kuy, utter tho
lapse of 1311 yeurs from lillbert, mut
inously expanded the horizon of mentul
man by rubbing u stick of glass with silk
and hodling It near the disdainful pith
bull; it wus ut oncu attracted and flow
to tho gluxs rod. Two great facts of na
ture, appeared electricity Is cither of two
kinds or exists In two states or condi
tions. l-'iunkiln, sixteen years later, In 1T1H, ap
plied the Impressive words punitive and
negative to theew two states. You may
think that this wus a llttlo event, but it
was one of the great things of sclcnco,
namely, positive und negative are the two
standard words at the base, tho rock
hewn base, of foundation of muthemutics,
from low algebra to hl'ii calculus.
I have often thought whether J'ranklin I
looked Into the future to thai eventful
day, August 111, 1S!C, when malhemailc.il
units would be argued by the ablest of
the human species in a new- und unknown
illy, Chicago. 1 believe that the mighty
bruin sent forth thought-i uu this vast
subject. Vet at that tiiuo 1--0 could uut
have, possibly Invented a unit tu measuro
tho force on the amber or glows.
Nothing is able to escupe the clutch of
statlo force electricity apparently acting
through space at a dlstujjoe and, BiHtlnt;
up motion. '
Twenty jedrs after Du 1'ay, Canton, in
ITTiH, discovered Ihut the body used In
rubbing wus of us much Importance, us
the body rubbed. Thus, rub glass with
flannel or wool instead of silk und It
will huvo the same kind of electricity as
that on resin rubbed with wool, and repel
tho pith bull that was attracted whc.i
silk wus used.
Hundreds of tests were mude, and
finally science agreed to cull the chungo
established on glass positive und on resin
negative. These distinctions, having the
weight of l-'runkllu's decision, are now in
use-und doubtless will bo for hundred.!
of thousands of coining years.
The Terrible Tackle
H Wil l 14 M K. KIIIK.
fopyrlgh, Hill. National Newa Association.
They called him the terrible tackle;
Ho wus six ftet six inches or so;
He could inuku an opponent's bones
With tricks that he hupiiened to
With knee and with elbow he hustled.
And whether ubove or beneath
The tumbled-up pile he munuged to smile
Whllo kicking out troublesome tetch.
They called him the terrible tackle.
And when the great gamo hud been
His f i lends hud to crow und to cackle:
"Let's beat up a cop, Just for fun.."
The terrible tackle got buy
A halo appeared o'er his dome;
One look at the cop and without any stop
The terrible tackle sneaked In, me.
Tv Old Superstitious.
Yawns confess tl.u puma and penalties
Andaman islundeis, lowest of savages,
think Ihut tanhquukes uru caused by the
spirits of the dead, who, impatient at the
delay of the resurrection, shake the pulin
trees uu which, they bcli IU sailU lu
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