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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1912.
The ee Jne aazire f)ae
SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
Judge Eumhauser is Always the Widow's Friend
Copyright. mX National News Asm.
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Married Life the Third Year
Mrs. Morrison, a Buyer of Millinery, Bents
Helen's Spare Boom.
By MABEL HERBERT TONER.
Th expressman banged the big trunk
through the narrow hall and Into the
spar bedroom.. , .
"Oh. wait, you'll ttar ha carpet!
Thrral And Helen threw beck the cor
ner of the rug aa
the . men dragged
the trunk across
the room. -
"Where d" you
want. Itr druffly.
"Vou'd bettor put
It over there. Walt
ril move this
The man shored
the trunk Into place,
olptd hi forehead
on his sleeve and
then drew from his
hip pocket a soiled
eiprras book. '
Sign here. la'am.
pointing to the tin
with a grimy fin.
grr. And then ha
pocketed the book
and hurried out. ' "
. it wss a hug trunk, stroeaTiy suds and
much traveled. It was battered
rsrred and -mi wed with many label.
And It looked oddly out of place In
Helen's dslnty blue and whit "spar
ranm" now. a rented room at a week.
With something. Ilka a sigh. I Helen
straightened down the rug, adjusted th
blind exactly aeon with th window sill
and save one mora glance In th closet to
ee If th shWs were dry. Everything
had been taken out that morning and
Delia had washed oft all the shelves. The
bureau drawers, too, had been emptied
and lined with clean whlta paper. And
now th room was all ready for Its new
occupant, .who bad said sha would coins
about i. ..
. Eight dollars a week! All morning a
it.i.n worked sha nan een imnauia
hat aha might do with that money.
With her training In economy sh could
make tt weak go Try far. And It
was this that bad dadoed her to take
lira. Morrison In spit of th feeling
that she wsa not at all the peraon sh
h'.v. chosen for a roomer. But
after all sh would be there very little.
She wss a buyer of millinery, and wouJd
leava early and not get home until lata
Helen had come In contact with vary
few buslnee women, and yet sna aouia
.nt tielD thinking how different was Mrs.
Morrison, with her rouge and powder and
rather-striking clothes, to in severely
plant and buslnaesllke person sna
-1 KtlvM A Hj
srwaya picri m .
As yet- no on but Dell knew of Vila
mnm ranting" venture. And until sh
trf tried It for a week or so. Helen did
not want any on to know. Warren, of
coarse, ws not to know at alL Ula last
letters Inferred that he wouldyhav to
lav out there at least two months
lamer. And Helen had rented th room
with th understanding that It might be
for only two tnontha.
Two months at W a week would be a
little over 164. To Helen that seemed Just
now a great deal of money, and worth
all the posslbl discomforts of having
At leait Warren would have to send
her n more money for psrsonal ex
penses. Th ts would mora than meet
everything sh would need for clothe
and ertraa for herself ana winuraa.
It was almost before Mrs. Morrison
came. Delia opened the door, and aa
Helen heard her hurrying through the
ball to her room, ah oould not help won
dering where sh wsa going to hav her
dinners. She had made no Inquiry aa te
any restaurant ar boarding bouse la th
neighborhood. But perhaps sh would
dine somewhere downtown before ebe
ram noma. And this evening sh would
probably apend in unpacking and flxln
up her things. - ......
Helen wss lust finishing bar own sim
ple dinner when there was a knock an
the dining-room door. 8b opened tt to
a vision of whit furs and satin. For a
eecond she hardly recognised Mrs. Mor
rison in th long whit opera doak and
liken searf wear ner hair. ,
"Can you ten roe the nearest pnvoa to
I hone for a taxIT" v
Helen flushed. In the few tiroes they
had ever bad a taxi, Warren had or
dered It. - -
Why. I den t think I know th number.
but the telephone boy will probably
"Ob, yea where did you say your phone
was? Ota bar tt la," seeing tt an th
wall by th hall door.
-Hello.- Will tow order me a taxi? Tea,
right away." Ami then turning back to
Helen r "Ob. Mrs. Curtis, may I ask you
to put a pitcher for drinking water la my
room? I always hava to hav it by my
"Thar ehould hava been one in titers."
Ih a few momenta th taxi waa an
nounced and Mrs. Morrison hurried down.
Helen hsd been mildly astonished at
tha elaborate evening gown and tha
order fer the taxi, but aha was much
mora astonished whan a little later sh
went lata tha room to take th pitcher.
Never had Sha seen a place In such
cyclonic disorder. (rh,blg trunk stood
gaplngly open. Th thra trays Were on
th floor, and dresss. waists, hats and
sllppsrs were strewn over bed nd chairs
sad tabla Everything waa covered with
a confusion of femlnln apparel, la her
hurry to find what ahs wanted. It waa
evident that Mr. Morrison bad simply
pulled things out and thrown them any
where. Helen gased about la wonderment
Never had aha seen aa many satin Up
per most of them soiled and never so
many la borate evening gowns none of
The bureau was simply covered with
bottles and Jars and boxes of various
toilet prepartlona. And what- aa that
carious attachment screwed into on of
th electrta light soeketsT Then Helen
sai thai u waa a, surltng iron heater
for two Irona lay beside It. A large
eiderdown puff lay outside of Its whits
Ivory box filled with pink powder. And
titer war comb and bruahes and maai
cure .article. Helen had probably never
seen so many things far the toilet, and
oertalnly never In such painful disorder.
8h longed to straighten up tha room.
All of her neat and orderly Instincts
were outraged by such disorderly con.
fusion. How could any one rhr hk that?
For to rumpled appearance of every
thing showed that thla waa their usual
condition. : ,
Helen stepped over a pair of blu satin
sllppsrs to place th pitcher on n stand
by th bad. then turned out th light and
left th room.
Later, aa ahs brasned her ban- for th
night before her owa orderly bureau.
with Its few simple toilet articles ar
ranged la neat precision, sh wondered
how Mrs, Morrison could sleep la a room
Ilka that. -
Sha herself oould never go t bed until
all her clothes were carefully put away.
Sha thought of how thla very trait had
so often Irritated Warren. How he used
to roar at her to cam to bed. Even now
ehe could bear his "For Heaven e sake
turn out that light and corns to bed! Ton
always potter around half th night I
want to get soma sleep."
And yet If he waa only here! Sha
knew sha would welcome his most curt
impatience If only ha could be with her.
For th moment sh forgot even her
hurt prld and flerco indignation at hi
recent letters about tha expenses, "b
forgot everything except her lor for
Mm. Aa ahs reached up to turn out the
light sh stand through tha dark nee
toward tbs bedits smooth emptiness
filled her with a keener sens of ner lona
liness. It was after midnight when sh waa
aroused fey th speotng of the hall door.
In tha half daaa of tha sudden awakea-
Ing-for a second her heart leaped with
tha thought that It waa Wsrrsn! 8 he
tared through th darkness toward tha
door expecting htm to enter!
But as th etepe passed by down th
hall In a flash cam back th sickening
realisation of things aa they were. It
waa only tha woman to whoa sha had
ranted bar spar roam!
IN FIFTEEN MINUTES
Tha United gtatee government bai or.
dsred aa army officer t th Vntvwrslty
of ITsnsss to study tha syetom at teach
ing swlmmnlg that la used by Dr. Jamas
Malsmltk. bead of th department af
Physical education at th university. Dr.
Natsmjth see ana that a maa can be
taught to swim In fifteen minute. This
sssertloa baa aroused Interest In all parts
of the country, and tha ofV of
partment of physical educatisa af tha
ualverslty is besiege., w,ia u.r.
for Information. The arstem that 1
hava adopted la teaching swimming b
vary simple," says Or. Kalsmltb. "it
simply, goes back to th favodatloa arln
clea. All animals, excepting- man. swim
In th same position that they walk.
Teaching man to swtm resolves Itself
Into two factors. First to keep tha body
In a horizontal poatttoa. and tha second
principl rests on fh fact that when
a heavy body strikes the water In a
slanting position with aa Impetus almoet
psrallet with th surface It m almost Im
possible for the body to sink." New Tark
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By HAIi COFFMAX.
( March Astronomical fiappenings
SATURN, AS DRAWN BT PROF. BARNARD, OF YBAKE8" OB8SRTATOFX
Aatronomksl spring besliui on tl.ii 9Hh
st IH p. m. when the sun passss through
the Vernal Equinox and day and night
are aqua). The sun rises on the 1st.
Ittb and Slat; respectively, st :H
and t:U and seta st t.O, c.a and tM. thus
making tha days II hours 11 minutes, 11
hours W minutes snd 11 hours il minutes
long on these dates, an Increase of an
hour and twenty minutes during the
month. The sun Is twelve minutes thirty
four seconds slow on tbs 1st, nlns minutes
seven seconds slow on tha Uth and four
mlnutss nineteen seconds slow oa the
Slat. . - .'
Mercury Is evening star during the
whole month and reachea Its maximum
elongation from the sun of nearly nine
teen degrees on th tith. This will be
th best chance of th year to see the
planet In the evening aky. There will be
no bright stars near It, so that It can
readily be Identified. It will then be
about twice as bright as an averag first
Van us Is morning star. Its brightness
will remain pretty constant throughout
the month and tt win very slowly ap
proach tha sun.
Msrs Is evening star. It crosess the
meridian on Ihe 1st. Uth and 31st, re
spectively at t . (.M and I 31 p. m.. and
sets oa these data at I, t:U sad l;lt
Jupiler Is morning stsr and rapidly In
creasing Its distance from the sua. It
rises on ths ISth at 1:07 a. m. and eriiss
the meridian at 1:4 a, m. It Is very far
Saturn Is evening star and tmaim the
meridian on the 1st. lath and Hat, re-
tpectlvely at :41. i:W and t M p. m.
setting oa these dates at 0:0, H: and
9:49 p. m. '
Th moon Is full en th Id, la last
quarter on th loth, new on th 1Mb and
In first querter on the Bin. It Is In eon
function with Jupiter on th Mb. with
Venus on th 1Mb, with Mercury on the
Itth. with rlaturn en the tM and with
Mara oa th Kith.
WILLIAM F. RIOOK.
Mr. Fancy Follower
By WINIFRED BLACK. ,
Tha maa who left his wife and children Nothing matter In this world at all-
and ran away with another man s wife I nothing but you and yodr bappln
Self-control, aelf-rsspect, ths keeping
of a promise made to a helpless woman,
tiie protection of your .own children, tha
confidence of your friends, ths respect
of your enemies. Poof a mere breath
blows them sll away. Toa'U want all
theee things back again some day, but
then It will be too late. Whiff them away
now It la your fancy. s . . .
Ths thing that irks about year point af
view Is that yow do not want to pay tow
your fancy and pay la the right eon of
coin. Already yu begin to whimper,
and you havea't avea begun to write th
check that will discharge that debt. '
There' are other who would Ilk to
do th ssm sort of thing, but lack of
your courage? Quite so.
I've seen ths time when what the
preacher said msde me want to give it
wild shriek and run -along the back
of the news in a kind of frantic deri
sion. But I knew If I did that sort
of thing some on would hav pnaencaa
of mind enough to call the patrol wagon
snd hsve me locked up, so I refrained
from following my fancy. i
Muit I. therefore, sit In patleoos,
while some one who dwsn't remember
the padded cell In time whoops la my
ear? No, I may want to scream ar.
urtoward seasons, but so long as I da,
not do It, I have the right to lasts
Is very cross. It appears, because th
papers print article about blm and bis
somewhat peculiar menage, and the
Odd people, neigh
bors. They do gossip
bout things like
that, and you can't
stop them to save
Society Is all
says ths .
maa. "All hypoc
risy. Why should
w enidf our
selves to gratify so
Why. Indeed; oh
sane and asta phi
losopher, why In
deed? Tou and your
foolish little affairs
mean very little to
the world, why not
let you go your own foolish wsy and
forget all about you?
ilerause, dear, unreaaonsble sir, you
didn't go about this particular adven
ture that way. You, yourself, called the
whole world's sttentlon to your little
peccadillo. "Stsnd aelde.'" you said. In
effect, to sll civilised idesa. "Stsnd
aside. I am a law unto myself, and so
k, .it men be." But the good
old patient world, which will forgive so that all uch persona aa do
much, forget so often, retueei to
aalde at your blading, ana so bi "
"Other men do the rsme things and
are forgiven." When they repent, yee.
But do you Intend to go that? You
cannot wear a wreath of crimson rosea
and expert the world to treat you ae a
pile-rim In sackcloth and ashes.
Other men msy hsve surh affairs, but
there Is Just this difference: Other men
usually have ths grace or the common
sense to be ashamed of them, tou are
proud of your folly. That's why you
must be whipped for tt.
"Society Is all wrong."
Of coarse-t always la. Every one and
every tiling is wrong but you snd your
on selfish wsy.
The stars thst swing along tha shining
pathway of tha mysterious skies ought
to twinkle with due gravity whenever
this man's momentous sffsirs of the heart
are discussed. No levity. Jupiter, look
aertous, Msdsra Venue. Tou are creating
a wrong Impression along the milky way.
Tlie moon to all wrong, too. She
doesn't shin long enough. And, pooh.
whet a fool of an Idea thla winter thins
la anyhow. Winter luves viol eta and you
are fond of roses. Let's abolish winter
and set the posies blowing In January
lust to please you and your fancy.
the discomfort and alarm of sober dt-
lsens, thould be taken car of In tb
usual way. ..
What If w all did whatever we
wanted to do? A nice world we should
find tt, my masters.
What would you do,, fir tastaace. If
the man next door to you. Mr. Fancy
Follower, should fall la love with your
own particular lady? Would yon lean
over the fence and say, "Bless yon am
children." when you raw which wajt the
wooing wind blew?
Oh. yes, of course, 'you say yon would
but. honestly, now, would you? s
Pooh, pooh, Mr. Architect, why dent
you face the truth snd be don with tt?
You ar making a toot of yourself anuV
the world is quite right to laugh at you.
Some day, when your folly has earned
Ueeif out, as all such fogies, do, yoWll'
wonder why yea didn't have some frvend
kind enough to lock yoa ap la Mattra
wan alth the rest of the tentrjerantsntal
fcik till you had a chance to cess to.
It will be too late then, entirely too
lata, and then how Ma you'll be when-.
ever you think of th way yoa are talk
Ing now about poor, cod decent. apoK
Occasionally a spinster advances atep
by step until ah become a stepmother.
Some women are so eccentric that thev
actually say things when they tail.
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