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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1911)
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ization on the Subject of Christmas.
tnlllnery, underwear!" shouted the elevator
man as he flung epen the Iron door.
Helen, who was In the back of the
crowded car, tried vainly to wede her
"Oh, wait, wait I
want to get off
But the door had
clanged to, and the
elevator shot up to
the next floor. Here
he managed to
struggle out, her
hat shoved on one
side, and with that
ranged feeling that
comes from push
ing through a crowd.
Hereafter, she told
herself, she would
walk It was less
wearing than get
ting In and out of
And now she made
her way down the Btair to the shoe de
partment. A pair of quilted satin fup-
topped bedrpom pllppera. for Edilh, Var
n' vouncer sinter., was what she
wanted. She had seen them advertised
for $1 .25.
Warren had said mont emphatically
that they could not spend as much on
presents this year as last. And Helen
was now confronted with the ivery dif
ficult problem of getting a great many
presents with a very little money," V
All the clerks were busy, but when at
last he was waited -on, she made her
purchase with a BWift precision which
mildly astonished the salesman, who ex
pected women not to know what they
wanted, and to look over the entire
etock before they decided.
I want that ullpper," (pointing to a
sample pair in tho case marked "As
advertised, 112), "In black, size S-A."
The next on her list was a bureau scarf
for Aunt Man'. On the first floor was a
sale of bureau scarfs-two large tables
In the aisle. "J1.49. reduced from $2.0U,"
read the placard over the first. "S1.89. re
duced from W.S." wes over the second.
A crowd of eager bargain hunters, us
mtnv as could get around the tables,
were pawing over and pulling ouv me
piled up scarfs. Kvery one seemed trying
to get at thoie on the bottom. Why Is It
that tho woman shopper always thinks
the best article is underneath? Invari
ably, If an odd lot of goods are thrown
on the bargain counter, every woman will
ignore those on top and Instinctively pick
out those beneath.
And now for a moment Helen stood
watching these women pushing, shoving,
rudely elbowing each other to get at the
tables and then pulling out the scarfs
from the very bottom of the pile.
As there was only one clerk at each
table, it was hopeless to expect to be
waited on soon, so Helen passed on to
get hsr bureau scarf at some other stors
where they were not having a "sale."
She might have to pay a few cents mure,
but the saving of time and temper and
wear on clothes would be worth It.
A little further on was another large
table with a sign "Desirable Gifts, choice
08 Cents." Around this, too. was an
eager crowd, for there la alwuys a curi
ous attraction to women In any assort
ment of articles marked "Choice" for so
much. Jt is a subtle compliment to their
Judgment, their knowledge of quality and
value, which every woman believes khe
hus, to an exceptional degree, fche Is al
ways convinced that if there Is one ar
ticle in the lot of more value than the
others she will at once discern It. ,
Still another table marked "Appropriate
Gifts, Choice . Cents," was In the. next
There were Innumerable ush trays (did
you ever know a man that didn't get at
least two every Christmas?), hatpin hold
ers, vases, pin trays, stamp boxes, paper
weights and an endless variety of brlo-a-biao
And now Helen hurried by this table
with Us alluring sign of "Choice 59
Cents," firmly reiolved that whatever h
gave this year would be suinthlng really
useful though It was nothing more than
a dosen good lead pencils.
It was after I o'clock before she at last
left the shops, carrying with her num
ber fit packages, for she, had conscien
tiously heeded the placarded requests to
"Fleass take small paokaea with you."
Outside It was already quite dark.
There was a faint minting snow which
veiled Uie brilliancy of- the electric signs
and street itgbts. A surging crowd of
horns ward bound shoppers with their
many packages filled the sidewalks and
overflowed Into the straeta
The surfaoe cars were packed to the
platfornjs. Helem hurried over to the
subway, but here, too. the cars were
crowded to sufforat.'on. Tiia foico of the
crv4 eoxrkd see la suad wz'rvl fr uy
Ily MA1JKL HKKHEKT UKNKIl.
against a cross seat. It was not until
they had whirled past a couple of sta
tions that she realised she was not on the
downtown side. How could she have made
such a mistake?
By the time she had gotten off and
crossed over to the other side it was
twenty minutes of t o'clock. Warren
would be home now before she could get
there and he hated to find her out. Her
arms ached with the bundles she was
carrying and half and veil was dis
arranged, but she had no free hand to
When she came out at her station there
were still three long blocks to walk. It
was piercingly cold, and her hands, al
ready tired with holding the bundles now,
grew stiff In their thin kid gloves.
A clock in a drug store window said
three minutes of six. Warren would be
waiting sho almost ran the rest of the
way. As she went up In the elevator the
mirror reflected her face, unbecomingly
red 'with the cold. Droplng the packages
on the seat, she hastily drew out a pocket
powder puff to subdue the offending
glow of her nose she could not bear for
Warren to see her like that.
But Warren hardly looked up when
she entered. Me was reading the' evening
papers, his feet proped on a chair.
"Oh, I'm so sorry to be late,. Have you
been home long, dear?" stooping" over
and kissing him.
"Ugh," drawing hack, "your hands are
like Ice here, don't touch my neck!"
t'Oh,' I know they're almost frozen.
And I did the stupidest thing!' That's
what makes me so late I took the
down town subway!"
"Hum, that's not surprising you never
look where you're going."
But Helen had hurried Into her room
to throw off her things and then out to
the kitchen to see If Delia had every
thing ready for dinner.
It was after dinner that shn brought
out the packages and opened them.
"Theso are what I got for Kdlth,"
taking out the fur-topped slippers. "Don't
you think they will be nice for her?"
Warren looked up from his paper and
gave them a hasty. Indifferent glunce.
"And this Is a wullet for Frank, and
here Is a hat brush for why, dear," re
proachfully; "you're nut even looking!"
"Well, what's the use of my going over
all that truck? This whole Christmas
business Is an Infernal nuisance. I sup
pose from now on I'll hear nothing else.
If I .had my way I wouldn't give a
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blamed thing to anybody and I'd be
mighty well pleased not to get anything,
"Oh, dear, don't say that you wouldn't
do away with the Christmas spirit?"
"Christmas spirit?" he scoffed. "There's
a lot of Christmas spirit In giving some
body something they don't want and
then begrudging It, too! BY George, how
many presents do you suppose would be
given If everybody didn't feel It was ex
pected and that they would get something
In return? The whole darn thing is a mu
tual hold-up game, In which nobody gets
what he wants!"
A llachelor'a Kef lections.
A man is always willing to tell hla wife
everything he did since morning whep he
was In the office all day.
If the house caught on fire a woman
couldn't stop telephoning her best friend
what the baby was trying to say.
When a girl tells a man how her mother
tells her she used to act when she was a
baby she considers it makes them as good
as engaged. New Yisk Press.
Dinkelspiel's Dictatori als
Der road to der city
filled mit cripples dot got der t'rowdown.
My GKOlUiK V. HOIIAKT.
of Success la , Money talks a lot of foolishness to dnm
dot listen hard.
Der man dot burns der candle at both
ends vlM get a gas bill for It, yust der
Borne young mens start otild to play
der prodigal son und come home playing
der fat-headed calf.
Some vlmmen chump at conclusions dor
same vay dey chump off a street car,
vicii is backyards.
Eferydlng comes to dem dot vaits, mit
der eggceptlnn of der particular t'lng dey
vas vaitlng for.
Eggsperlence Is der school ve go through
ven ve play truant mit ourselveB.
Some mens ran make a dollar go a long,
long vays, but tiefcr can dey buy an at
mission tigget to heafen mit It.
A "voman dot can vear tight shoes und
a loose smile at der same simultaneous
moment must haf a sveet dispositions.
Una I set to 8ple.gcl: "Dare vas a sllfer
lining to cfcry cloud, but you can't proof
It by looking at some of der clouds!"
Und Spiegel set. "Sure!"
The Cold, Gray Dawn of the Horning After
BY NELL BRINKLEY
Copyright, 'II, Intern. Newi Aun,
Hind Vhich Finds No Zest in Pleas
ure Unless it Means Killing of
Animals is Diseased.
The beautiful Indian Hummer weather,
of ThankHRlvltig day woke thu spirit it
truo thankfulness, humanltarliinlsm,
Christianity and love In the hearts of a
crowd of Americans blessed with money,
leisure and health.
They said: "It Is
a glorious day; let
us go out and
frighten and kill
me of God's harm
So they mounted
horses, and away
they went after a
red fox which was
happy In the golden
thinking If Its baby
fox somewhere In
the 'woods, waiting
; Thoy sent out the
hounds to find the
fox; and soon there was a loud hnylnr
of dogs, and the fox was flying for Its
It ran for a nilla or more with that
terror In fts heart which only the hunted
ran feci, and these cultured, Christian
men and women, who give large sums
of money to convert the heathen, were
having the best time ot the year.
It was such joy, such elevating, ex
hilarating ennobling pleasure to see, hat
fox trying to escape the hounds, anil to
to know It was sura to be set upon by
them and killed.
To be first In at the death, that was the
high, holy and aeet aim of every wo
man's heart In that cultivated crowd.
Suddenly the frightened fox came to a
housu with open windows, where the In-
mutes were pucklng preparatory to a
The fox leaped the poich bannister and
dived through a lower window into the
bouse. With a quick turn he bolted Into
the hall, ran up the stairs, scampered
across other rooms to the front hall, down
the stairs and out a front window.
Then came the pack. The leader
bounded through the window Just as the
fox .hud done and followed hla trail
through the house and out the front win
dow. The other dogs dashed through an
open door and took up the scent In the
house, racing through It and then out the
The hunters now were all about the
house. Kor a few seconds they seemed
to luso their bearings, but tho bay of the
dogs In tho front agulu brought them
galloping after the pack.
Tho fox was fast losing ground. Kor a
mllo further on he led tho dogs. Then
the leader overtook him.
The exhausted, terrified animal was
killed by the dogs, and then one beauti
ful woman (an ideal for tender mother
hood and lovely compassionate woman
hood) achieved the greut honor of being
first In at the death, and to her was given
that trophy of trophies, the brush; other
wise the tall of the lox.
It was a wonderful moment; a wonder
ful hour, and American womunhood re
ceived a great uplift.
There were, perhaps, twenty other
women till trying to do tills lofty deed
and to carry away tills murk of honor,
and all of them envy the winner of tho
brush; but all of tliein liavo ut kiut tin?
pride of being participators In such u
glorious pautime, und they have the hope
that some day before long, they, ton,
may be fuvl to see Die diulli agony nf
some huriuless, luiiiieU. f rlulitenud little
animal, and to receive us tall us a prize.
Hut II. e fuel remains written In nature's
enduring hand buok tliul no woman Is
fit to be a mother, or fit to (all herself a
Christian, or even to be thought of as
a good womun, who cuu find pleasure In
witnessing tho death of u harmless ani
mal set upon by dogs and men for the
sport of lillo minds.
Whatever may be her birth, her breed
ing, her culture and her charitable, deeds.
Micro Is a blemish on her soul that puts
her outside the pale of reul culture, real
refinement, real goodness, real woith.
There Is no greuter pleasure on earth
In the way of physical enjoyment than u
race across country fields and roads on
the back of a good horse. The woman
who has never known this recreation lias
missed much out of life.
Hut the mind which finds' no sest In
this pleasure save as the race means dis
tress and terror und deuth to some anl
mul, that mind Is diseased and degener
ate. In the early years of our land women
wero obliged to kill wild animals to pro
tect their homes and children and to
provide food for the family while the
men folk were away from home.
To kill for self-protect ion or preserva-
tlon la quits apart from killing for the
aoton pleasure of an idla mind,
Imwn In Georgia a party of huntem
(growii men, mind you), Kliied 6.0W doves.
In a few hours.
Mr. W. O. Htlllman. president of the i
American Humane association, wrote the
following letter to the Atlanta Constltu- ;
tlon In regard to this matter:
"I see by reports that Georgia Is mak
Ing Itself Infamous by an alleged slaugh
ter of B.OUO harmless doves by 1D0 hogs,
railed hunters. It really seems too bad
that so greut and humane a state as
Georgia should allow practices of this -kind
to go on.
"There are two Important facts to which
I would respectfully call tho attention of
the cltlsens of Georgia. The first of these.
Is that - the relentless and merciless.
slaughter of wild pigeons has nearly an
lilhllated that beautiful species of birds .
commonly called "the passenger dove.'
It used to exist In enormous flocks, but
now is so Hourly exterminated that In
most parts of the United Htales It Is never
"The second point to which I would'
like to call your attention Is that a niim
ber of states, Including, I am proud to
say, my own state of New York, have -passed
laws forbidding the employment of 1
pigeons as live targets for gunners.
"Tho opposition to this practice, which" ,
has long existed, of slaughtering vast
quantities of pigeons In tho name of
'sport' is not a piece of maudlin sent I- ;
ment on the part of a few scatter-brained,
humanitarians. Thero are aspects of cru
elty connected with It which would causa .
an Apacho Indian to blush with shame.
It Is nut the practice of either Indians or
wild beasts to merely slaughter for the '
fun of killing wild animals or birds. They
kill In order to sustain life. In the case ,
of pigeon shooting, vast numbers are shot
down lurgely for the suke of demonstrat
ing dexterity In shooting and also In order ,
to satisfy that savage Instinct for killing
something which still finds lodgment In
half-civilized members of the human
"Large numbers of theso birds are
slaughtered from puro wantonness. They .
are allowed to rot and quantities are not
used for food. The worst aspect of the
whole thing Is that a great many of thum
are wounded in field shooting and escape
to die a, lingering death or eke out a
miserable existence of suffering for days .
or weeks. 1 feel sure that the majority '
of the chivalrous people of Georgia will
not call this bloody pastime 'manly sport.'
It Is quite on a par with the practice of
heedless und brutal children of pulling
oft the wings und legs of file). One is OS
much a 'manly sport as the other. '
"I appeal to the humarltarlans of Guor
git to have a law passed by your IcgWIu
turu which shall place It upon the Men
standard adopted by several stutes ot
stopping this bloodthirsty, cruel and In
excusable practice, which Is followed at '
tho expense of onu of the most harmless
and beautiful creatures which God ha
creuled. ltelylng on the sense of honor
and humanity of your splend.d southern
people, I am sure that this will be done
buore very long."
To the minds that are not dwarfed ami .
Impoverished by wrong thought?, anit '
luck ot ideals, life Is ablazo with wonder- :
ful opportunities for enjoyment.
There aro Innumerable avenue for poo-
pie of (leisure to find xest and exhilaration
In virile sports and healthful pleasures
which do not mean death or destruction,
to any creature.
The same force formed the ppurrow
That fashioned man the kins.
The God of the whole ave a sp-rk cC
To furred and to feathered tiling. t
And I am my brother's keeper,
And 1 will fight his fhjlit. i
And speak the word for beast and bird
Till ttie world shall set things r'sa-
"Mr. Icksteln, a friend ot mine wur.ts
to know bow much he can get o.l thia
"SVe. the representatives of the party,
In convention assembled."
"I'm tell you this, Johnson, tor your
"We have no seats left, rir, forward
of fifteenth row."
"Glad to accommodate you. oia cnap.
how much do you want?"
picked this turkey out for you, my
self, Mr. fpplngold."
"Auntie, we want you to make tit a
good long visit this time."
"Full Jeweled." Cldcugu Tribune.
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Pointed I'araursuhs. '
Better put one foot In the crave thaji J
Ask a young mother how old the tab j
is, und she will answer !i detail giving
tho exact number of month, weeks enl
it a man thinks he knows it all, we
cun t help feeling sorry for the inb guided
Individual who undertake to cony
him that lie doesn't Chicago Nw '
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