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THE BEE: OMAHA. TnrRSDAY. FERRUARY 1. 1912.
The Eee'g ftnp Jaazine p)af e
How to Keep Healthy
"Making" a Bed is Good Exercise
1'opyrlftht, Mli, Nations! News Assocu.am
By Nell Brinkley
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First Drag all the covers off in a bunch it gives you
a good twist and stretches all the muscles of the upper
part of the body.
Second Spreading the covers on again also stretches
your muscles. If you're short, you have to stand on your
toes. That's good for you.
I'm five feet one and a half in my stocking feet
and a little OTer five-feet-three In heeli. I weigh
a hundred and twenty-three pounds when I've got
my this year's muff along with me. I ran stop
In the saddle from C In, the morning til 10 at
night and not wobble when I land (like when you
come In from an all-day tots on the old gray sea
In a twenty-eight-foot cruiser with a frapped en
gine In ft). You know how you walk at an angle
then and sag at the knees, and your body lifts
and falls regular, in time with the tide! I
don't ever have to count white lambs going over
a worm fence-way in the little hours like some
folks do. And I ran sprint that "shady lane"
from the subway to a "lower level" train In two
minutes. Have to have a nice, harmless temper
no dyspepsia, good lungs and pat the boards In
the walk hard to do that And you cannot go
straight, you know you have to kind of just
weave In and out. Oh! New Rorhelle-ers and
Mamaroneck-ers "and Pelham-ers and such--you
know that's a good stunt. And my appetite Is
Just where It waa when I was 11 and my mother
used to keep a big stone Jar full of fat. spicy
Third Tuck the covers in over the feet of the
bed if it's low enough. It's a good back and leg
Fourth Then tumble in and loaf on it, for after
you exercise you ought to rest, so the doctors recom
mend, and I agree with them.
brown rookies (not little ones, big ones) on a
particular shelf In the pantry for when I came
home from school ' like a raging lion seeking
whom It may devour." My, look at all the I's
from here back.
Nobody thinks that artists ran do very much
else but just go artlng along making spooky
looking things on paper and having a tempera
ment but they ran. They ran do anything In
the world but add and put things bark where
they belong and not turn over the ink bottle.
They can when "they" happen to be a lady
make a bed. And It's bullee good exercise.
When you drag the rovers off drag them all at
once and Just as hard as yon ran, and try to
keep your feet on the same spot they were when
you started to pull. Don't you see that you'll
get a good twister then? A regular Greek dance
pose. When you put them on again you stand
hips bark, chin up and a deep 'bend In your back
at the waist and then swipe them on. Aud that
swipe takes arm work. When you begin lurk
ing, tuck from over the foot If you ran. It puts
you upon the tips of your little "mules" and
draws your little body all out. Anyway, tucking
is good work, for you have to either squat on
your heels or twist yourself to do It, If yon make ,,'
ah 'bout half-dosen beds and go after them
good, work with your body loose and not try to '
save on the reaching and bending, by that time
you'll need to tumble In on one of them for a
little "breath." Tear It all up and glory In It.
Somebody else ran make It over again. But
anyhow, It's good exercise to make Just your',
little own one It you cannot go halt a dosen.
February Astronomical Happenings J
The days are steadily getting longer,
being JO hours minutes long on the 1st,
10 noun 8 minutes on the lith, and
11 hours minutes on the 3th. The
un rises en these dates respectively at
7:3, T: and 7:05. and nets at 6.JS, 6. 16,
and :!!. The sun Is from It to 14 min
utes alow the whole month, the maxi
mum being 14 minutes W seconds on the
ISth. According to standard time. It Is
on the meridian on that day at 38 min
utes 11 seconds after IS o'clock, the
latest of the whole year. On the Hh,
the sun enters Placet, the laat alga of
the sodlac. ,
llercury is morning star, but moat un
Venus also is morning atar and slowly
approaching- the sun. Its brilliancy Is
pretty constant during the month.
Mars comes to the meridian at 7 p. m.
on the lith.
Juplier is morning star and rapidly
weparatlrtg from Venus.
Saturn la In quadrature on the 3d. and
crosses the meridian at 6:31 p. m. on the
The moon la full on the 2nd. in last
quarter on the Mh, new en the 17th, and
la first quarter en the ZSth. It la In con
junction with Jupiter on the 11th, with
Photograph of the planet made at the
Yerkes observatory, California.
Venue on the lith, with Sjiurn on the
Sl'.h, and with Mam on the Sith.
WILLIAM F. R1GI5B.
Little Bobbie's Pa
By WILLIAM F. KIKK.
Wife, sed Pa to Ma site beefoar last, i the Kngllsh now ihey have to Hand
let us go dowa to the stash un wen the
royal train cums in A see sum royalty.
! do not want to be one of a vulfiar
crowd of aite-seers, aed Ma. A have my
toea atepped on by a crowd of ruffians.
You certlngly rib up sum grate eevnlngs
here A keep New Yorkers away from the
saim peepul. Ouch, ted Ma. you big
brute? Ma was looking at a man wfrh
had steeped on her long cloke. I beg yure
parUing. lady, aed the big man. 1 didn't
meen to tred on yure cloke. 1 am aorry.
for me. aed Ma. Why doant you sak nij You better tslk low. you big brulte,
la go up town to that Uttel dinner party
to wich we waa Invited to?
, I doant want to.- sed Pa. I om sick of
Chicking a la Maryland A that la all
than brunette cook can maik up wen
there la -company. Chicking A hot pone
bred, sed Pa. I bave went there so often
A ee-ten that hot pone that I am full of
cornmeal. Pa sed. Git them on the phone
say that I am In vary bad shape A we
Wk-h way shall I tell them that you are
In vary bad shape, sed Ma, mentally or
FliiiKally. of course, sed Pa. My bead
Is clear as a bell.
sed Ma. ft my husband hears tula argy-
ment he Wilt teech you to talk shorter
1 am prltty sure that Pa heard It all.
but he kep laying to Ma, Cum a Intel
further this way. dcerest luv, A doant
lone Bobble. I gueaa wi n Pa looked at the
big man he thought it was better to buy
a new cloke than to fix up the aalm old
fare wlrh he had always wore.
Then we got to tlx poleece line A Pa
went up to a big poleecemati.
Hello, frien. aed Pa. thia la my poleoce
card. I am a grate frien of Muter Waldo,
Pa toald the poleeceman A he toald me
to pkk out the first good-looking poleece-
The Road to Easy Street
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The Great Draft
;;". By IlEV. THOM
"v ' rbraarr t, 1MM
Forty-eight yeaie ago today people
north and south were opening their eyes
l.'i wonder end smasrment at the an
uouncement, conspicuously displayed upuu
all the bulletin
I boards, that Prenl
Ident Uncoln had
ithat day ordered a
draft for JOO.OOO
We are Juet be
ginning, after the
In pee of half a cen
tury, to perceive the
cance of that an
nouncement and of
the colossal char
acter , of t he
struggle to Which
What that draft meant may be partially
understood by stopping to reflect that the
mighty Roman empire never at any one
time had 300.000 men in the field. With all
their world-wide operations, reaching
from the Ianube to the aandy waalea
of the great Sahara, and from the Pil
lars of Hercules to the frontiers of India,
Hie Cseaars did nut have as many soldiers
as President Lincoln ordered in that one
Thia fact will serve to give some sort
of Idea of the bigness of the civil war.
specially If takes In connection with the
further fart that the SOD.oe called for In
the draft of February, 1HO. represents;
hut a imall part of the total force of the
I'mIoii eule. which. Including all cnllM-
mnt from start to finish, sggTrgateri
It Is quite refe to say that n other
leople eer presented u-h a wsrllke front
ss that which wss presented by the north
to the south In ths war between the
Maybe it is like the Liberty Bell, sed
Ma. A that was cracked, you know. But
1 will call up. If you are sure that you
can show us this royal party. 80 Ma
Then we went down to the stashun ware
the royal train was going to cum in.
Mercy, aed Ma. the minnit we got off at
the staahun. Did you ewer see such a
crowd? How In the wurtd can we ewer
git neer enuff to see anything?
That will be all rite, sed Pa. I have
my poleece card that will let us thru.
I know all them honest Irish pohecemen,
Poor Irls poleecemea. sed Ma." first
they cairn oavcr heer to get away from
c an I ssw dc show him this. Me A Mister
Waldo waa in the Philippines tugether. Pa
You doant eay so? aed the poleeceman. I
am glad Mister Waldo got back safely to
America. As for you. keep moving.
But look at thia card. Pa sed.
But look aL thia nite-atlck. ccd the po
leeceman. Now you move on.
But 1 have my family with me. sed Pa
Thay will follow you, 1 turn, sed the
poleeceman, tiio I am yure I d(ant know,
why. Now move on'
80 Pa A Ma A me niov. d on A we
dldent see the royal duke A hi family.
I waa gladder, beekaus we weat to a rea
terant A had a fine dinner.
Its fine to be on Easy Street; it is a pleas
But if you 're going to Easy Street, you'll
find you're in a race.
Tou can't sit back and shirk your work
and look at those who've won,
But bid good-by to laziness and just jump
in and run.
You must jump in, and fight and work,
nor care for one defeat; I
For if you take things easy you won't reach j
It's line to be on Easy Street, free from
But the road that leads to Easy Street is
a long, hard road.
Don't mind the burden that yon bear; be
true of hand and heart;
Whether you reach the goal or not, don't
play a loafer's part.
Don't waste time in envy, and never say
For if you take things easy, you won't
reach Easy Street.
a you n it man th hoon. when It wasn't
Hi hou. he wanted. Chicago X.
If yo would be a l?ilrr you must art
the pa J
Whe-n truth Rt huny. fiction is apt to
(eel ashamed of its? If.
One way to discount a woman's argu
ment to to agree with hr,
AaA MSAetimes'u cuTs Xbusmt ieffcfe
A man knows more at than he may
be able to forget at jfc
The theory that mt1 ry loves coniiainy
account for some marrta-",
Vrr a man to est his wn wonls and
he will iMPuii lose Ins appciitf.
Mnnv a woman with vaulting nrwifti
ambition keeps her husband on the Jump.
A Wirfii.sv m-lUom irfdit. a man w tli
to her. '
Sec Silk Hal Harry
on Sporl Page
AS & tUWGOHY. "
slates. Split In two as It waa by -ths se
cesstoo of ths southern members ot Ihft,
union, ths hslf of ths country that r-t
malned under ths old fiac put Into th;
field the military mlsht that sulipsM th.
hauls array of any other nation that ev
went to war.
On tlis other hand, the south. In success'
fully standin up acalnst this anuulucly.,
sreat battle front for so Inna, won th
fame which nuns are more wllliria tu
rant them than are their one-tlms sntst.
la ths south In ml thers wer l,0r.0Uj
whlts men fit to hear arms, out of wblcb.
number COti.inv went Into the fight an
the CW.Oin held their own atalnat ths'
iws.ino for fuur years, win nine on ths
battlefield far oftener than they lost, and
oulttlns. finally, nut because they wers
"whipped," but berauss they war lit--srally
worn out and exhausted by ths at",
(rltlon of the unequal conflict.
Of the fight that ths southerners put
up ths north Is today as proud as ths ,
south Itself. In fart. It has ceased to be
a sortional pride. The men who helped to
make the names of lies and Jackson Im
mortal were Americans, blood brothers of"1,
tho men whose surely tried courage stood
ths tret without flinching, hept to their
work through victory and through defeat,
until they flnrlly prevailed, saving the
nation, which was ever afterward to be
tho proud and happy boms ot tho cont
qucred and ths conquerors, of tho Ameri
cans who fought with t.e and Jackson
and tho Arnerlcans who fought with Grant
We may be sure that In tho heart of the
great and good man who called for th"
memorable draft ot 16I, titers lurked nu
malice cr III will, and aura wo are, again,
that If ha wers hero today he Would be '
immensely hai py at tho sight ot the
grand harmony now everywhere prevail- 1
ing among the American people.
More Than" Memory
By BKATKin: FA'tVAX.
It ii quite the thing thne davs to cut
:tvat the memory to an extreme that
would haie made our fore mothers ra-i
They know certain pasmtea of thj
niblo by heart, snd carried in mind sim
ple rectpea for root dyes snd medWInei
made of herb.
They cherished little aneclotes told l'
their grarnllre and made history l
falthfulnrna to detail?. l!ut to have
made a marathon uf memory', a in titers
days, would have been regarded a
cliallenge to insanity.
In a sweet, :.irnple fcsiiimi tlicc
eanied one motto which we with all o:
memorised have not learned, and that
was the charity of forgetting.
They learned to remember to forget
We learn to remember many thtnaa. b:it
full short of their degree of eacellencs
bxauae we do not learn to remember la
A pretty poem Is pasted above the
pink, or pinned to an embroidery frame.
and a girl commits It ro memory, a n?tr
I torn a day. 1
Her brain tecomes a storehouse. Hut
it lacks the fragance of the mental
-torehousea of centuries ago unless there
is conaptcuoua on It. he:ve this motu
born of sweet charity:
Remember to Forget.'
Keats, Fhelley, Uroanlng, appropriate ts.
any occasion, her mental storehouse will
suggest a charnrl home if there Is also
tucked away on Its shelves a memory of
the Indiscretion of any man, the folly -of
any friend, the sin ot any woman.
It Is not enough, girls to learn to re-,
swniber. It Is worth more to learn to
rif you ere a tall fellow aheal ot a .
A leader of men marching fearless and;
Aud you know of a tale whose mere
V'ould caiute his proud head to In an-
guieh be bowed.
It's a pretty good plan to forget it.
'.! j. .ii know of a skeleton hidden
a " ii and guarded and kept from.'
Tn the dark, and whose showing, whose
ould cause gi te( and anguish and life
It's a prt.ty guod plan to forget It.
"If yc." knnw of a thing that will darken
; 1 the Joy
I -Of a ii. or a woman, a girt er a
That will blot out a Joy or In the least .
a icuow. or cause any giaanesa to
It's a pretty good plan to forget it.
I The key to success tn business is the '
if a Fin snows many poems oy Ten judicious and persistent at ex a
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