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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
f Ragbag Economy ) Leave That Woman Be -:- -;- By Tad f Frost Time-Homo Time
" . . J I Z " J V iOMfc. &OV Aft 0 VS-JW GOOO THAT iXi K I ' . . ' J
IJy WINIFRED BLACK
She makes her underwear out of old
flour sacks and her sunbonneU out of an
old piece of matting, ,and she makes her
gloves out of old pocks that some one
Rave her for carpet raga, and all the
time she was doing
It she sans a hap
py, care-free, little,
trilling songr, and
sho wrote to
Bleat and popular
magazine for wo
men and told all
about how she did
It and how glori
ously she enjoyed
It all the time.
I read all about
It In the great and
and so, 4 have no
doubt, did many
other readers. I
wonder what the
rest of the women
who read that article thought about It?
I didn't believe ono word of It my
selfnot one word. I couldn't.
If the woman had hold how she did
these things when she was cast away
on a desert Island somewhere, or once
when she was spending a couple of win
ters on a Polar expedition where the
only underwear for sale belonged to the
polar bears, I might have laughed with
her over the expedient of a surprising
adventure, and admired her for her
We like well enough to read of Rob
inson Crusoe and his makeshift clothes,
and his goatskin umbrella, but what
would you think of a same man who
dressed like that on Broadway, Just to
Hut these women who tell us how to
live pleasantly and profitably on nothing
a year Just for the fun of It I'm afraid
they make me a bit impatient.
It Is all very well to beg your way
around the world for a wager, or be
cause there's some one on the other side
that you really must see and you haven't
tit money to pay your fare, but to take
up begging as a profession and write
articles urging other women to follow
your shining example Isn't that a trifle
Make your underwear out of flour
sacks? Why, certainly, I'd make mine
out of coal sacks If I had to. but I
wouldn't say a word about it, and,
whisper, If It came riijht down to that,
why wear underwear at all?. You could
save quite a bit by freezing to death.
And those gloves made of socks; why
not rlpv up the bed tick and make a
pair of opera gloves, out of that? Or,
better still, wrap your hands up In rags
Apropos of the pension of $10 a week
the English government has Just granted
to the English novelist, Joseph Conrad, a
Chicago writer said the other day:
"Ths trashy novelist rides In a French
motor car and drinks champagne with his
dinner, but the good novelist Is thankful
for a meal of muearenl. Our bad taste
Is to blame. Listen to this terrible story:
"A wealthy Chicago publlrhrr. visited a
lunatio asylum one autumn afternoon,
and among the lunatics he noticed a man
who sat counting his fingers and mutter
ing: " 'Inty. mlnty. cutey, corn!
Applo seeds aiid briar thorn!"
"The publisher regarded the man atten
tively. About that massivo brow, about
that glowing eye there was something
"'Inty, mlnty, cutey, corn!
Apple seeds and briar them!
"The publisher laid his hand on the
maniac's shoulder and said sadly:
" "My poor friend. Is it not true that In
you I recomilze the pitiable wreck of
what was once the heaven born genius.
A. Fountain Penn, author cf that immor
' 'Shut up!" the other interrupted In a
fierce whisper, as he glrnced cautiously
about the room. 'Phut up, you old fool!
JX you want to ruin me? If none of the
docs get onto who I am I can stay here
all winter.' "Washington Star.
Hope is a Kat factor In the fisht for
success, but ll Is juut as well to remern
her that two pairs pat will beat a busted
Bometimes a fellow fioean't marry be
cause he is lacking In will, and some
times because the girl has a superabund
ance of won't.
A woman may only kin her hu'oand
when she wants money, and still not b
tlngy with her kuw. FlilliidolpliU
IP ' "if
without spending the money to
thread-to sew them into fingers.
The sunbonnet? Why bother with the
matting? You might save that matting
and use it for breakfast food at a pinch.
Why not tie an old rag arodnd your head
and let it go at that?
Oh, these fine articles that I read on
"How I bring up my flourishing family
of tlx on two dollars a week and enjoy
life at the price!" No, they don't annoy
me or vex me, they make me mad; Just
plain, old-fashioned American mad.
If I had wit enough and patience
enough and Industry enough to turn and
twist the universe Inside out to save a
decent penny I'd use some of It making
a couple of cents an hour more and
call It square.
No, It Isn't womanly, and It Isn't wise,
and It Isn't fine, this glorying In mean,
small makeshifts and humiliating schem
ing. It's mean and It's small and It's
degrading. 1 ,
If I ever get to the point where I have
to use somebody's old ragbag for a ward
robe. I'll do the best 1 can with It, and
be thankful to get It, but I shan't pre
tend to be proud of what I am forced to
There's enough real economy and real
pinching and saving in the little world
of conscientious, hardworking women
let's .not allow these magazine people
to manufacture' a new standard of eco
nomical living, if we can help It.
How to Keep Young
IJy GA11Y DKSLVS.
If I had to choose between an ugly
gown and an unbecoming hat, and if some
dreadful fate forced me to wear one or
the other, I should wear the ugly gown,
and lastst on having the prettiest hat I
For with a good looking hat on my
head I feel that I can carry off evea an
unbecoming frock. Eu.
like an eclipse It xtln
this season it literally
e wrong hat Is
!tlies your face;
does that, and
tnen where are you?
I am appalled at the way some women
buy their hats. They go Into a shop, put
on something that la already made,
never look at themselves carfully to get
a back view, and walk out with it. Of
course, here I'll admit you have such a
tremendous variety, and the stores, even
the small shops, carry such a quantity of
slock that naturally every woman can
find something that satisfies) her. But,
even so, I do not think she gives as much
attention to this very important matter
as she should do, for choosing a hat Is
a momentous affair, and, mo matter how
many hats you have, each one ought to
be sought and bought as If It were the
most Important event of one's life.' No
matter how pretty you are, If you are
wearing an unbecoming hat you might
just as weft have no looks at all.
I have a few rules that I go by when
l buy hats, and I will pass them m to
you. , '
Before I try on a new hat I rumple up
my hair, so that It does rot look well
and Is, in fact, quite unbecoming. I try
to choose a day, one of my "off days,
when I am feeling bored or annoyed with
something, and I look that way when I
try on the new hat. I argue, If the hat
is becoming when my hair Is tousled
and my face none too pleasant In ex
pression, It should be truly ravishing
when I am feeling well and gay. Would
you believe that little Oaby was such a
Whatever the color of the hat is, I
legist that the facing shall make a con
trast to my hair, or that It shall bo ex
actly the same color and melt Into the
blonde of the hair. The hat must Be a
sort of background, and for big evening
hats It Is well to choose a hat faced with
the color against which your hair and
skin come out most effectively.
A great deal of green. Is worn this
winter and it's a stunning color, I think,
but why, oh, why, will the very pals
blondes, whose complexion Is yellowish
and whose ha.ir lacks a brilliant color,
why will eha put this green hat upon
her head and so ekjlnjulsh any preter.ss
to beauty? For the siine reason, I sup
pose, that tiio t-il who looks like a
little mouse, with drab colored hair and
a complexion with grayish tints lu it, in
s'.eu cn wearing a drab bonnet without a
redeemlnT to-jch of color or else some
thing in purple.
The:-o ere all kinds of beautiful blue
shades for the girl who is sullow, and
there are pink and reds to give co;::r tj
the drab toned lltt!o mouu. The greens
are for the pure blondes with pink checks
or tho dusky brunettes, and both of
tbem can wear all black hats effectively,
but unless a woman's comriexlon Is clear
or her colnr good she should not T.ear
heavy black hats, I f.uuk, fur I have
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pressing, and, oh, so r.ie'.anci.oly, whe:i
they drocp over a sallow, disconsolate
You caa cheer yourself up wonderfully
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OMAHA, SATURDAY. NOVKMItKH '2 1911.
The Judge Is a Great Stickler for Dignity -:- By Tad
7HRES AN 0 NIGHTS VHNOy
CHAB-UC HAD JfETNTON TVHVT"
FAFT VtlTH IMOTHl H Cr TO EAT
ECEir soi-oisr. Buttons.
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MCU-AC FflAMZl POft
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RtAMti TO THE IfmNN
pUTTy Up HoLEJ. IH
CHALK CAin- P-JM
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ON My WAV HOME I
DEUvER. 8 OR. ?
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rJT'HESE pictures show Mile.
stylish hats to illustrate
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written by her below, on how to choose a hat that will be most
becoming to you. Here are a few of the rules:
The wrong hat is like an eclipse; it extinguishes jour face.
Whate?er the color of the hat is, I insist that the facing shall
make a contrast to my hair.
It is well to choose a hat faced with the color against which
your hair and skin come out most effectively.
Unless a woman's complexion is dear, or her color good, she
should not wear heavy black hats; they look, then, so funereal and
If I had to choose between an ngly gown and an unbecoming
hat, I would choose the ugly gown, and insist on having the prettiest
hat I could get.
You can cheer yourself wonderfully by wearing a touch of the
color most becoming to you.
rue ruiTOoACW VANTtO HI
IH A HU(.y ANO HfiOT
tT RE"ACHim6" po. his tools,
Hfc HUPRitOLy rDP-E OPEM TnC
rVoOF- OP THE THIISCtAMO TXEr
LET OUT" A vl CLP THAT COUi-D 8ET
rrEXP-0 A nulE AvnAV-VMHATS
Vs i he asked of tmg
VNA-tTEft. vMHO R.UJM0
fT WAS A RED CARO ANO OH
ir VAS SOrAETHlH& IM P(CJSCH
THe N Ati VNHO OEALS 7HE
OPPTW6 ARM PICKED IT UP
MONey IH POTATOES
ISTHETRE (VAOR THAN As
5CENTIN ptOMER.S ?
tEAMETHfiTVNOMftH B !!
TO 00 no.
Gaby Deslys weanng a few of her
the rules hid down in the article
-ms. i ' j ail I
lly WIMI'HKD DL.CK.
B-r-r-r, there's frcst in the air; good
friendly, "glad-to-see-you" frost that
sends the blood to tinging In the veins
and makes the slowest feet walk with
soma semblance of youth and sprlghtll
ness. There-What is
that patch of white
on the grass over
there In the shady
corner? Yes, It's,
frost, sure enough.
Bee how the chil
dren hurry along to
school and mf-m-t-ph
what's that I
I wonder i t
there's any real
nmple syrup left In
the world? How
far would you trav
el to get some?
The man at the
corner downtown Is
very choertul. .He i
ha sold me a doien bags of hot chest'
nuts already and was that a sweet po
tato roaster I saw trudlng along a back
street Just now? Hurrah, frost la here!
Hummer's fine for moonlight and sea
foam and new friends and sweet nothings
and a strain of expensive musla under
the starlight and the memory of some
half forgotten dream, but for real,
hearty, know-what-you're-about happi
ness, give me the winter and the full.
Choosing Your Hat
f,- Vf:AV. if ' -
I .WlSv." r f
- ;V'hn v ... -
ty wfB;-!ng a touch cf the color most
becoming to you on your hat. Like the
p'.umo cf King Henry of Navarre, a will
always be In the thickest of the fight
and Is a Lade of courage and beauty.
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r. v :
mi. KkUonal Wsm J"ortatJo.
Hurrah, I'm glad they are here. Only-
what Is getting to be the matter with
the old fireplace?
I haven't seen a friendly flame since
the frost came, except the one that leap
on my own' hearthstone. I'd have a fire
place If I had to go without a rug in th
house to do It, and I'd keep a fire there
if I had to wear my last year's frocls
and year before last's hat to pay for tha
wood I burn.
Why. there's no sort cf friendliness In
a house at all without the play of leap
liig fire on the faces that gather around
Throw a handful of salt on that llttla
handful of coals over thera In the corner
of the grate. Bee, who ever dreamed of
such glorious riots of color violet, green,
crimson, -bright yellow. And then Is tha
lime to talk.' time to reason together,
time to fall In love again, time to know
what's going on In the little brain th.r.
n the other side of the fireplace, time
w.K Uiiestinns, time to laugh and time
to sing old-fashioned heartsoma song.
no canned muslo before the fife
Place; no ragtime ditties; either, please.
They do well enough in their blaces. but
uoiure me Din aita
bhould Auld Acquaintance," -Way
Down Upon." "My Lovely Elolse." "i a
Remember Tou. Desr. In My Prayers--
a hen that old song , heara?-"Mir n-n
Sweet Lily D..,"-th. Bon ,ur
mother sang when the last century was
young and we didn't h.v- .,.".. "!
.I ncoTv '
ei n convenience
Come, let's light tha fi .1
tether. Th. cold wrM -" Z
how soon will it - .1 ..UM,uei
,K .. '" you, iittio girl
'h the soft hair fin-
round cheek; how soon will I? LT.
SIM In . - MC
-ii 1111 roBV Tnr f ....
And at ni " a,,n I knSsid.
lraTeeri."r T0U' dear ln ?
Never mind If your voir, a
a little. s,e, wa, ,.t . clear remem-
the friendly fire just now? . -
Kali's tome, frost time. horn, time
heart time; ,f. all lleht tne fl,,"
acquainted again. V "
By CHU8TGK FHtlUNS.
The baby emperor of Chin- . whn..
nam a constltuflnnui .
aw y, uiiieaK nas
been granted to the 'dsodI." '
I'oor little royal baby, '
cmer of the Manchu clan.
Sired of fearful Genghis
And splendid Kubla Khan. '
Robed in the sacred garments '
Of silk and silver and gold,
Ruling five hundred millions
And only flva years old.
Why are you glum, old fellow?
Do they keep you all alone
There in the holy palace, ,
Perched on a golden throne.
Hearing the mystic mumming
Of those who bow before
Tour tiny feet In the sandals
That cannot touch the floor? '
Seeing the common children
As you ride In your guarded car.
Have you wondered why you are never
As happy as they are?
That sad little brow and the pouting '
Of lips that ought to sing
They tell us the whole sad story
Of being a baby king.
Out, say, have
you heard what hap.
Well, 'twas this wav:
Good fairies came and carried
That stupid old throne away!
And they n.ade your people love you;
And when you have grown a man
They will say that you reigned 'more
Than Genghis or Kubla Khan.
Nabs of Knetrrleac.
From Oreat Britain's obsolete cruiser
Retribution, built in 18S9, at a cost of
IM0.080, the sum of $18,000 was recently
realised by auction at Portsmouth.
The sheep of the world are reckoned at
iUi.OOO.m. of which Australia la credited
with 96.000.000. England racks next with
one-third that number.
The production of oil fields between
Tamplca and Tuxpan, Mexico, Is 190,000 la
110,000 barrels daily, of which about 0.
are being lost fir aaut of stoiaae ta
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