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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY. FEBKUAKV 27. Wli
SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
And the Judge Wears Swell Shoes at That
Copyright, Hit. National News Ann.
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Married Life the Third Year
Helen Decides to Eent Her Spare Boom and Answers an
Bf MABKL HERBERT CRNKR.' "
"Wanted A plnaant. welMtshUd tur
nlahed room In privito apartcwnt by lady
rlnc ajono. Referanoe. R.
Thro tlmn Helen read thi adrertlM
meot. then laid dowfc the paper .and
cased ' uneeeinclr
oat the wondow.
Why not? Why
couldn't ahet 'Why
had ehe never
thought of rhle be
fore? The apara
vard except aa a
aewlnc room or
tore room. And
now while Warren
couldn't aha take
Whet easier way
could there be n
help pay the
penaea. And War
ren t letters wera
as VagMa about
k.n h WAUld TO
turn. He might be gone a couple of
jriontW hn(r. Why shouldn't the room
be rented durtn that timet
' Aialri she look up the paper and reread
the advertisement Then sne reap '
others, but they wera alt entlemen" or
'bachelora" or "couples" wno were seea.
in. room. This waa the only woman.
All that day Helen thought of nothing
else. Burely this was the solution of her
eager .deal re to make some money. Just
what toe room would be worth she did
not kaow. She searched through the
.M..m.ui of' "rooms to let" to get some
Idea, but the rates varied so she could
It was rather discouraging to find that
there wera so many t
so few "rooms wanted." But.
It was this point that finally decided her.
The fast that It might be difficult to
aeeura a roomer made It seem f en more
After spoiling several sheets of paper
in variously worded auempis. '
finally wrote out this answer:
Wert W . New Jerk.
ret. 17 MIS-R. X I have a
leaae comKrtsbhr fornlehed room In
Tslad o .how It to you at any tin
Ve4 arul? yours. 'Phone K yerrloe.
MRS. W.-Bk tutvuo.
Helen was toot quite satisfied with this,
u.. .k vaauely'that she should say
mr-4eacflbe the rom and giro aa Idea
of the price. But she did not know what
to ask. and somehow sne snrana
I praising her own apartment. The cheap
iest rooms la the "to let" columns were
I described as "rusurtourty- or hand
loomely" or "exquisitely" furnished. Were
I .he looking for rooms herself, shs would
. .u ntiMi which .were not so
overpraised would be the better places.
Tet It waa with much misgiving that
i Helen mailed her letter, ibsoly .he
; would get no answer at all. R. X- ut
I might reosrve so many offers of large
.and luxuriously'' furnished rooms, that
I her own modest note, might be over.
.looked. '-' ' " ' . .
The next day Helen found herself eook
Ing for' an answer with every mall, al
though aha knew one could hardly be
.expeete so soon. Her latter had gone to
'tho newspaper office, and would have to
wait there until he advertiser called or
Isent for It. .
However, aha satisfied some of her Im
patience by potting the spare room . In
perfect order. The sewing machine and
'labia were moved Into Warrens room.
Then the room was thoroughly swept and
dusted, a' fresh 'ne ecarf put on the
.bureau, and even the pink satin pin
'coahlon' had. Wlaoecover washed ;snd
.Ironed. 1 ; ,1 , '
It wanst'a'.:"1rlBtis.' room. eat i
was pleasant and comfortable ana scru
poiousiy clean. And Helen sun,eyed It
,wh saefactlon. ; f . " '
-lt ywa. ex pectin' company, ma am.
asked DeMi, who could no longer restrain
her curtoaty as to, why this room should
lust now be put In such special- order.
Helen Wta ted. Knowing Delia would
regard tbe advent of a roomer wltk much
dtsfavon aba bad not yet told her.
No. t Tot ' not -expecting .company,
Dotta, but rm thinking of renting this
roesB waile Ut. Curtis Is away.'V '
Delia, gasped. "Rentln' the room? Ton
tnaaa yeu goto' to take a, roomer r-
Helen', nodded. ' .-Seg. foe little
Delia opened her mouth aa toougk to
make soma exploslvo protest, and then
shut tt exnekly. - Then waa something
In. the outet dignity of Helen's bearing
that cheeked any oVreidrV exnreaston ' or
ber dlsaDnroval, so abe contented herself
with a mumbled:
'Begat know this waa a roomia'
1ouse, aa sh polished the mirror with
lUnaeeassary force." - J
"senses have'been very heavy. this
!enth, -Delta.- Helen answered coldly.
''and If I can I shall rent this room to
help reduoa them.".
And there was a note In her voice that
warned Delia to make no further com
ment, but her fierce polishing of the
mirror showed plainly her resentment.
That day passed and still Helen heard
nothing from "R. X. Hi'" But the neat
morning,' about 11 the 'phone rang and
an unfamiliar woman's voice, asked to
peak to Mrs. Curtla.
"This Is Mrs Curtis," said Helen.
'"You answered my advertisement about
a room. I'm up In this neighborhood
this morning could I ass It nowT"
"Why why, yea." In confusion.
Then I'll be there In half an hour." '
Helen hung up the receiver in a flurry
of excitement In half an hour. Hur
riedly .he changed her house gown for a
fresher . one, and again went over the
pare room with the duster.
She bad not the slightest Idea how to
reoeiva aa applicant for a furnished
roam, nor did aha know what rata to
ask. But aba hoped to gain eome Idea of
this from the woman bene if. ...
The half hour had not quite passed
when the phone rang again, and "Mrs.
Morrison, was -announced.' "-The -'fix me
sounded quite and well bred. Helen plo
tured a modest llttla woman,' a widow.
probably In mourning. But when a mo
ment later she opened the door It was
to an averdressed and rather flashy look'
Ing- woman. She wore an Immense plumed
hat with a heavily dotted veil through
which the rogue - and powder and the
metallic yellow of her hair were plainly
evident. And with every movement cams
s whiff of heavy French perfume.
For the first few momenta Helen waa
so contused she hsrlly knew what was
said. Instinctively she felt she did not
want to rent her room to this woman.
"Tea, a very pleasant room," and Mrs.
Morrison gased around with keen, scru
tinising eyes. "But It's very small. Tou
haven't one larger?"
"Oh, no this Is the only room I have."
"la this a good elsed eloeetT" crossing
the room and opening the closet door
without seeming to think It worth while
to ask' Helen's permission.' "No, It's
very shallow-that wouldn't hold all my
clothes. But I suppose you'd put In a
wardrobe?" 1 I
"Oh, no; I couldn't I haven't any,"
"Well, I suppose I could nuke this do.
I might put soma books snl a curtain
across the other door snl nnnn some
things there. New I'd Ilka to see the
Helen flushed at the woman's impera
tive manner and silently led the way to
the end of the Jiall. Mrs. Morrison scru
tinised tbe Immaculately clean bathroom
and shot a shrewd glance Into the open
door of tbe dining and sitting room as
"Mow. what do you ask for. this?" she
demanded abruptly as she re-entered the
"Eight dollars." answered Helen des
perately, thinking she waa putting upon
It a prohibitive price.
"Bight? Da yon ask eight for as small
a room? ' I've seen lot of them at five."
"I shouldn't ears to let it go tor less
than eight," coldly. -
"Well, I suppose one does have to pay
tor cleanliness, and this Is about the
only really dean place I've found. How
now about breakfast? could I maka
some arrangement to get my breakfast
here?"! . ' : , :
"Oh, no no," hurriedly. "I couldn't
think of serving any meals."
"Wen, III let yon know tomorrow.
That's nigh' for thi. room, but It's clean
and 1 rather think I'll take It. Here's
rat. card-l'm'tbs -.buyer.' of millinery at
a You can get any ,re(erenca vou
Want therfc." ' - . I
Ana before: Helen could' recover from
her surprise sne was gone wit a final:
"I think I'll take It, but Til let you
know definitely', tomorrow. t .
Helen came back to tbe ejmse room and
sat down limply on the bed. Eight dol
lars! She bad not hoped ta get mora
than six, for there ware many advertised
la ths "to let" column as low aa tbrea-
Eight dollars 'every week! How much
that would - mean! This waa not the
type of woman aha would, hare. chosen
for roomer bat should she t that
Influence her? 6he had been so des
perately longing for some opportunity to
maka money-to heap her from beine- x
wholly dependent apoa Warren. And here
was tbe opportunity! Could shs" refuse tt?
A girt has to know a lot to be willing
to learn a much mora from men who
don't know anything. ,
The reason the bsby doesn't swear at
ths stuff that is talked to alas is Bet
tt wouldn't ae axousaMe.
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"George Washington Cupid" By Nell Brinkley
Br W IMFRKD BLACK.
(Copyright. 1111. by ths NaUonal News Association.)
"I CANNOT TELL A LIE, I DID IT WITH MY LITTLE AESOW!"
La it sight when ths little children went
to bed the window pane was dear and
beautiful. Ton could look right through
It Just as tt It waa not there at all and
eea n sliver moon and sky full of
the old forest tree
by the window,
stood black and
straight against tha
frosty night. and
all ths llttla planted
trees sighed and
trembled and made
strange shadowa on
This morning, be- .
fore the children
wera dressed soma
one called them to
are the window.
And tha children
ran, for there was
something In soma
one's voice that
meant Joy and delight and surprise and
all tha sweet things that always happen
when soma one la around.
"Ohr cried tha llttla girt, when shs
say the window. "Oh, brother, ssel Jack
Frost baa been hers. Look) There's a
cast Is up near the ton, and here's a
biidgs, and there's A stream. Oh. what
lovely trees, and, ah, see there's the
lovely Lady Yaabsl riding horn to the
,ih'Uttla boy stood quite silent for a
moment, and then ha asid: "Ham and
eggs, and chickens, and beee' honey, and
apples, and llttla cakes with their edges
ell curly," and ha pointed with Ms fat
These were the things he saw In the
treated embroidery of ths .window afler
tha great ret of all artists had signed lit.
name to the work Jack Frost
Tbs same picture, tha earns delicate
tracery, the same glittering gloryand
one saw therein tall towers, lonely
csstles, fab damoaels riding by the wind
ing at ream, and another saw ham and
eggs and llttla oakea with their edgeu
all curly ready to be eaten. -
Poor little girl! Are you
cursed? Will you aver think about the
ham and eggs at all, I wander: or will
some one else have to do all tha think.
Ing about them to keep you from starv
Will you sea always before you the
enchanted castle, the mysterious tryst
under the spreading tree: and while you ,
sea them what will you nitss? noth
ing or everything. I wonder.
It's an arranged so fairly: the gifts are
apportioned to us with such an abso
lutely Impartial hand there's escaping
the Justice of tha plan.
Do you dream of cart lea, calm lakra.
tall lilies and silver toantalna by day.
ar.d vision -them at night? Rnjoy your
nreama. for that la all yen will get
they'a never same true. Tha man of
affairs baa his affairs, and nothing more.
The dreamer has hie dreams, sad no
more. ' (
Which Is tha happier, glfl. I wonder:
the gin af affairs, or ths gift of Ireame'
Ham and eggs and llttla aakea and curled
-silvered on at lee and winding streams
which do yon choose lor yours? Oaa sr.
the other you may nave, never both.
Who la the man wno lingers In glor
oua delight ever even tha copy of a
treat picture? Not tha man with money
enough In tha bank te buy the original.
Who travels avsr seas and Uvea In a
oaatle a thousand yean old? Not the
ana who would give his Ufa for a month
ut such place.
Who wears tha pearls the gentle girt
who sees In them tha tsars of tha ass
king's daughter, or the young nrsoa
who never heard of mermaid, and
would be bored ta death U you triad ta
tell her about one?
"Choose? choose! choose!" says the
sven-handed Justice of existence. Choose
ths real thing, without tha Wiaglnattea
to enjoy It, or the dream, which will
never ooma true.
Which la your tot, llttla daughter,
with the eager eyes so full at dream?
Which yours, O sturdy llttla son?
And which of you da I, with all my
hungry heart, snvy?
Kebraary ST, 1MI.
Maluxs Hill! Tha thrill of tha name and
of the fight with which Itj la associated
Is still felt, notwithstanding tha fact that
it all came about thirty-one years ago,
Majuba Hill. Ilka our awn Klnfa Houne
ttsln. will never ba
forgotten while tha
love of human lib.
arty1 and tha admir
ation 0 f human
valor bold a place
In men'e hearts.
Oreat Britain had
promise to tha
berg and was about
ta annex thla hard
when, at a greet
held at Paaxdekrall. In December, list,
the burghers declared war for the estab
lishment of their former government.
Under Jaubert the Boer farmers Im
mediately began business. At Lai tig's
Neck, on tbs Bth of January, tbey won
their initial victory ever tha British,
making tha name of the South African
ridge forever Immortal, and eleven days
later, February A tbey eoored another
triumph on tha lngogo Heights.
And then cams Majuba HilL This re
nowned eminence rises some 2.009 feet
above Lalng-a Nack. and for artllisry
rposes completely comma ads it If
tbey would hold their own against the
Boers R waa absolutely necessary that
the British should get possession of the
By RKV. THOMAS B. GBEGOBY.
hill, and on tha night or rsaruary si
Oaneral Celley, attar a fearful dgkt
hour climb, got bis fores well la position
on ths summit. ,
When tha burghers the next morning
discovered that tbs enemy , was actually
In position on tha hill tbey ware for
llttla while la absolute dismay, but
aomlng to tbsmsslvss they resolved to
storm the bUL It looked llkq a desperate
anOsrtsking, but tha situation waa des
perate and there waa te be no faltertag.
Tha signal waa given, and up they
man that showed on ths skyline, them
selves protected by tbe steep declivities
above them. Tha fire of tbe enemy was
as furious aa their own. but they kept
en and carried the hilltop, routine; and
almost annihilating their adversaries. -And
right there en the crest ef Majuba
Hill saded the first Boer war wt inde
pendence. Tbe British government im
mediately ordered an armistice, and en
March tt agreed te terms of pesos by
which tbe Transvaal was restored ta Its
former political independence In all t
mmuu.1. . h.t It mmm (a K. wrut.r-
the suseralaty of the British crown.
In August a more former treaty con
firmed tbe action ef March tt, and tbe
honest burghers felt that all waa well.
But they were badly mistaken. Ma
juba Hill, bka Basque's ghost, would not
down, and It waa already aa good as
settled that' tha victory of Majuba re
sulted tn a war In which the Boers were
te be conquered. ,
But It took third of 'a minion men
and a thou seed gain Ions ef good Untlsta
gold to do It. - -
Br EIXA WHKELER WHXOX. 1
There was a mighty battle at tha dawn '
Twist wind and gun about tha blaabJiic day. '
Great cloud battalions nlformed la g-ray -Hushed
at the wind's command and charged upon
The flaming banners of the fortreeaed foe.
Tha aea grew hoarse la shouting for tk wind;
Yet with each fresh onslaught cloud 'ran kg vert taicaed
By shining arrows fljlng from tha bow
. Of the attll biddea eaeny. . v -s"
Sped forth those fiery dartg; aad then tha ranks ' u
Ot spent eloada dropped apoa tha morning' a banks; ' .
And all the stirs ran crtmson with their gore. "J
The vanquished wind fled o'er tha flelda away.
And tha proud nut rose op ta claim tha day,
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