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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
By DOKOTHV DIX.
Ones upon a Uma there was a mu
who wooed mad won a beautiful young
creature for bla bride, and they set P
houseksepiac In a little flat that was
a two by four
dream of bite. Tin
wife was an art let.
with equal skill
upon the iu
and the piano, and
as she thought
tubby a world
wonder, they nvod
together In much
peace and happt
lies. U n ( o r tunately,
possessed of a
mother who was a
hoodoo. She was a
hard featured M
female with a face
that would sour
milk, and a tongoo
with a doable aetion movement- Be
sides which, she was a reformer whs
felt that aba had a mission to Interfere
with everything that everybody also
liked to do.
Now. mothcr-tn-lav was sdaioted to
paying her daughter lone visits and no
sooner would sh appear on the Sonne
than the household would, run up dis
tressed signals. - She would begin by
knocklnc all of the man's faults, and
she felt It her duty to put her daughter
wlee to all the sidesteps! that her
husband mlsht do If be rot the ehanoa,
"It Is clear, shs would say. "that
you are not taking aa attitude of firm
ness and declsloa with your husband
because I obaervu that he has a .latoh
key, and that when be oomes boms late
you meet him with a tied, sweet smile
Instead of a club.
"Do you not know that a wife should
police her husband's habits? If you
have not enough, strength of charsoter
to do It, I shell ass that he has no its
Borrahper who la not cross-eyed and
fat, and I shall five the double cross
to all of his old friends, and put a stop
on his wasting his douiti In little games."
This Ons st oorrrereatlon from mother-
in-law greatly grouched the man. and '
he put up a kick to his wife. ,
"Whoa I married you," ho said, "I did
sot espouse your mother, and while I do
not wish to apdesr Inhospitable, I am
weary of this continuous lecture per
formance by ona who has no legal right
to boss me. Therefore, tip your mother
off to the fact that shs would be Just ss
welcome back home."
Wouldn't shape a noble life?
Then cast no backward glances toward
.And though somewhat be lost and gone.
Yet do thou set as one new-bom.
I 'What each, day needs that Shalt thsu
i ask. . 1
' Each csf will sot Its proper task.
J J GOKTHnV
It la as If ovary one eross In the morn
ing with a cleaa slats In hand.
There Is aothlnsj that was written on
the slats of yesterday that should affect
the writing aa tba slate today. .
You woa yesterday. Begin the writing
tossy aa It every winning were before
Ton faUsd yesterday. The fresh slate
la your hand today shows no sign of
that failure. Tours the fault snd yours
ths punishment If your memory re
Ton hated some one yesterday.. Do you
want ths slats of today to bear ths ugly
narks of yesterday? Do you' want a
dean surfs oe spoiled beyond service to
yourself or to your friends by an ugly
Image of yesterdays wasted emotions
The sorrows, ths disappointments, the
Jealousies, . ths resentments, the lost op
portunities, aad ths lest faiths that mar
red yestedsys slats cannot appear oa
that of today ualeee you voluntarily and
wilfully rewrite them.
Remember that, and read H again:
The sonuss, ths disappointments, the
Jealousies, ths resentments, the lost op
portunities aad ths lost faiths that mar
red yesterday's slats cannot appear 00
that of today unless you voluntarily and
wilfully rewrite them.
The days do not repeat themselves.
Tou repeat then when you cherish In
ssemery today the mistake you made
Tou weaken yourself; yon scatter your
forces; yoa burden brain and heart with
a debris that dogs: you shatter ambi
tion; you begin a day with every pre
disposed Inclination to failure when you
begin with a memory of a bad yester
day. "let do thou act ss ons new bora.'
e ee png Uaa zlrp a
v-" -0 SftJ'.! I I , ! tvl e our - I Mens i J r . - fe
1 " 1 f - - - - - -- . i I IM i
the Wise Dame
At these aorda the wife made a dolor
ous moan, and turning ea the weeps, de
clared that she would never stay under
a roof where her precious mother was
not wanted, and seeing that It was a case
of both hands up. or alimony, the man
threw up the sponge and mother-in-law
continued to maae a rough, house.
Now the man was a foiy gsaaho. and
going aside, he thus communed with him
self. "Seeing that I bars lost out oa my
rights,'' he said to himself, "It Is us to
me to put something over ea my wife.
and the only way 1 caa frame It up Is to
play the aid one up aa a hot favorite, far
I am nut to the fast that a wtfs aaa
he Jealous of anything frees weedea
Indian, up and down."
80 ha went to his wits and thus ad-
"I "see," he sold, "that yes are oa. In
what you said about your mother, sad
that 1 did not appreciate her at first, 1
now perceive that shs Is, indeed, aa en
chantress, and It grieves me. that ysu
have not Inherited more of her charms.
It Is true that shs Is not so young and
beauteous as you axe, but 1 spine that a
mature female who understands life Is
really more fascinating than ha Ignorant
young creature who has only pulchritude
"It Is slss true that her conversation
Is full of Tsragon vinegar and dacer.
I but how Insipid it makes the talk of
' those ladles who are merely amiable.
Thank heaven, J, at last, property value
I the blessing that has beea vouchsafes
I me, and henceforth It's as to enjoy the
I society of this siren aa long as I 1
Induce her to remain in my house,"
Thereupon the man began easting bou
quets st his mother-in-law, aad casting
after her hot-foot with theater tickets
aad rides la his wbtss eat, and when
ever wlfey tried to break In on their
duet be made her feel that shs was one
It was not long before wlfey got good
end green with jealousy, sod when she
could bear It no longer she shut up the
apartment and went south for per health
In order to evict mamma as a permanent
resident Moreover the neat tints that
"""' "r cams to pay themj h visit
It was oa a strict Urns limit, and every
" suggestion. ounir
on her with both feet, aad made
things so unpleasant that shs did not
Moral; This fable teaches that there Is
a way to solve the mothsr-tn-law prob
lem If you only know how.
Set your feet oa a new path with the
firm belief that yesterday with hamper
ing memory of dlsnoiirsgsment. Is back
so far in ths put that It never had real
It seems to mo that Oooths. wbea be
wrote thst verse, had In mind the women
whose love stories have beea told wrong,
snd who feel thst their Uves an
Women are more inclined than ths
mea to auras a sorrow of yesterday. A
man's disappointment Is healthier, and
sooner forgotten. Ms finds no morbid
Joy la pining away; ha hunts the pur
suits that win soonest make him forget
Will not the women, young and old. be
as wiser Just starting each day as If
It had no oonaectloo. whatever with the
"let do thou act as ons new bora.
snd basis all over again with hope, faith
aad enthusiasm unhampered by an us
Also a Itostsiesaslsr.
They gars a dinner to Oua Thomas, the
playwright, the other algal, and W. H.
McXIroy most felldteualy asted as toast
raster. The ehlef duty of a taastmastsr
Is to make ths guest of honor feel as
uaeoniftiiishls aa possible and Mr. Mo
Etroy qualified. Whoa Mr. Thomas rose
to reply ha fairly furred. "I remember
a arsTisaa dinner at the Lstss slue." said
he. "at which Mr. Menres sated as
toastrasstsr. Sir Gilbert Parker was ths
guest of honor. During the dinner 1
saw him pass his mean sard to dlr Gil
bert, with ths whispered request that ha
writs his autograph t hereon.
" Humph,' said J- 'Gathering auto
graphs st your tints of life?
" -J' said Mr. McElroy. -But In ths
course of my speech t must say some
thing shout our guest, aad I want ts he
sslo to say truthfully thst I have read
something he has written.'
"Just now,' added Ur. Thomas, "I re
ceived Mr. McElroys mens card, wtth
the request that I write on It an ap
propriate sentiment." Cincinnati Times-Star.
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OUT iOMm risiii
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The Naturalness of Love
If ' 's
Itt! V f m
Iff 'f If
"Ob, there b nothing holler In this lite
of surs than ths first consciousness sf
lovo-tho first fluttering st Its stlksa
wings." Longfellow e Hyperion.
This famous painting is famous for
ths story It Ulla
Tas backgroond. with Its appeal ts
overs of nature; ths strength and youth
of ths man; ths grass and beauty of ths
Woman, sad ths attire which makes ths
mind leap back ts ths Idylie days wbea
imsnrs ran riot, bavs their charm.
But it ta nothing compared with ths
story ths picture telle. It ts ths story
that grips the heart, and causes a second
look at ths picture. A story of love, snd
love Is the heritage Sf every living being
When a little girl Is only a few months
od, asms ons with a deep understanding
of ths hearts sf maids, be they young
or sM, puts a dot! In her onus.
Shs does not have to be taught to hold
it tight ts her heart. She doee not bsve
to be taught that ths proper attitude tor
a doll Is the head up. Bbe does not hare
to be taught to love it.
She loves it Because love is natural. It
la the first emotion of life, and If the
aged woman oa her deathbed has rightly
THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY.
His Honor Takes
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OF , IXV--FRO M THE FAMOUS PAINTINO BT TK UMANN.
encouraged and fostered this most divine
of ail sentiments. It Is ths last. Ths Lord
forgive her for s misspent Nts If It Isn't.
The day comes when the Utile maid' bar
outgrown dolls, which are only Images
of love, and her heart turns as naturally
to ths boy as to ths doll a tsw years be
fore. She loves steauss It Is her nature; a
Ood-glven net are of which shs should be
proud and never ashamed. Bhs was loved
because of Iter love for the doll. Her
Isvs for ths boy Is Just ss sincere. Just
as pure. Just as Innocent snd Just ss holy.
It is a growth In the evolution of ths
sentiment which makes mother-love, the
highest and roost divine of sll sentiment.
She loves a second boy, and a third,
and there Is nothing to be ashamed sf 'f
she loves s host. . .
"Lor. said Bailey, ''spends 1V all
and still has store."
How many times do I love, agala? ; .
Tell ma how auav beads there are
Jn s silver chain
Of evening rain
Unravelled from the trembling main
And threading the eye ef a veilenr star
So many times do 1 love again.
MARCH, 30, 1912.
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By, Beatrice Fairfield
6ba reaches young womanhood still
there la nothing In lore it It blooms
mors than once.
They would compare this wonderful
eentlment with ths century plant that
must be nourished snd guarded and
watched over with magnifying glass and
thermometer for nlaety-nms years that
It may la the hundredth year produce a
few and very ugly blossoms.
Tf mvs were a eentary plant, ths world
would stop moving. If love were as
cherry of blossoms as these skeptles think
it should be, who would have loved snd
married your father, er your mother?
Where would you be, and would you be
at all r
The girl who dreams of her lover should
be encouraged in her dreams: To miss
him will he ta miss sut of life life's
It ts the beginning of greater things.
It Is ths promise of a happy today sad
a happier tomorrow. It Is sll there Is of
ambition, boss. Ufa.
Leva, then, hath every blh In store;
"Its frienrsthlp, and 'tis something
TC sen other every wish they gree.
Not to know lots is not to live.
Bird's Eye View
fletscttaj 'bf KDWi
Prof. Harvard A. Boss la hi new vol
ume, Ths Changing Chinese (Ths Cha.
tary company), has set forth ha interest
ing reoord of ata travels la the far asst.
Here ts a part of what ho says Sf ptieent
ssadlttoaa la China, now la tba aproer sf
the most astonishing revolution la his-
"China Is ths Buropsaa mMdls sgee
tads visible. All the cities are walled,
aad ths walls and ths gates bars been
kest la repair wtth aa syo to their of.
fooilroueso. Tho msnaarla has his aeseV
sartors only In a walled fortress city.
"ThS streets sf ths cities srs narrow,
crocked, poorly bared, filthy and malod
orous, la north China they admit ths
straalatloa of ths heavy eprtnglese carts,
by which alone passengers are carried;
but, wherever Hcs la cultivated, the mule
allmmsted, and ths streets are adapted
saly ts Us strsuhMloa of wheelbarrows
snd pad est rlana, Ths shopkeeper builds
his counter in front of his lot line; ths
stalls Has ths street with their crates
sad baskets; tho artisans overflow In Is ft
with their work benches, aad the final
result Is that ths traffic alters painfully
through a six-toot passage which would
bo yet more saeroaeasd oa but for ths
fast thst tho offloals Insist sat then- he
ms room loft for ths sedan chairs ts
pass ssch other.
"Until recently there waa no fores la
ths elusa ta maintain publls order. New,
khaki-clad poUoomea. dub la hand, patrol
tho streets; but their efficiency la Urns
of tumult la by a mesne vindicated.- A
slouching, bare-foot, mild-fhood gendarme,
such as yes see la Cantos, la by as 1
aa awe-inspiring embodiment of ths ma
jesty at Us law.
IThere at no snmawa supply sf water.
Whsa a city Ilea by a river, ths raw river
water la soma about ta ths houses by
regular water Barriers, aad tho Broking
day ths river stairs are wet front the
drip of bucket Whsa tho water Is too
thick It la partially ssarlBsd by stirring
It with a perforated Joist of bamboo soa
taialng asm pieoee of alum. . There Is as
public lighting, aad after nightfall the
streets are dark aad fatwlddlag and IkUs
frequented. Until kerosene began ts pene
trate ths empire, the common source sf
light was a candle ta a paper lantern.
or a sot ten wlok lighted ta aa opea sua
of peanut all. Owng to tho lack of a
good Ulumlnant, tho bulk of tho People
retire with ths fowls and rue wtth the
"Fust IS economised and household
economy simplified among ths poor by the
of relying largely oa ths food
cooked and vended la tho street. Ths port
able street restaurant la la high favor.
"Proper ohlmney are Wanting, and
wasrevsr cooking goes on tho walls art
Mack with ths smoke that Is left to ee
caps as M wilir. Chlnmi latotiers are apt
to he dark; for, ta ths absanos of window
glass, ths osly means sf letting m Hrht
without' weather la by pasting paper a
lattlos. Ths floors are dirt, brick or tils;
ths roof til or thatch. To ths passerby,
private cess and luaury are tlttts In srl-
If.a man has house and, grounds
of beauty, a high wall hides them from
the gase of ths public , .
"Most striking Is ths ssntrast between
China aad Japan la res peel to n astasia
Tho Chinese sseaa neglectful aad Ignor
ant of tho art of earetaktng and repair.
They have never acted ea the maxim,
'A stitch la time save nine.' They pre
fer to build new rather than to keep up
ths old. In Jspaa everything looks spick
and spaa, walls wall washed, mats bright
ta good repair, ptlea of rubbish
aoBhsts to bo sees.
Tho Chinese packet la fortune ts fa
at tba side Instead sf at the
Whsa ths winter wtnds of Peking
gnaw at you with Siberian teeth, you
resiles bow stupid la sur weetem.wsy of
cutting a aotch la front right down
through over coat, coat and vesv tppdr
satty la order that ths cold may do Its
worst ths sender throat and chest Oh
seeing too sensible Chi names bring his
osat squarely across his front and fas
tea it ea his shoulder, you feel like aa
ssanssl totem worshiper.
"In ths absence of good roads and
draft t-'T ths utmost use has beea
of ths oountleee waterways, and
are probably aa many boats la
China aa In all the rest of tho world.
Hew her lss are there such devex
It to a completeness. To go through
Uf without It ts to only half five.
Do yoa admire ths stature above t Then
la your heart there Is a tender sympathy
for all tasids In leva. and. having this
sympathy, you will never grow old. No
perpetual youth Is attainable without It
A loving Interest In mvo and ths torer
Is a fountain of youth more efficacious
than that found la a beauty parlor.
Look at ths picture again, aad 1st
these words tang la' your heart:
' And a her lever's arm she leant
Ae round her waist she felt It fold.
And far across the hills they went - -in
that new world which m ths eld.
The Bee by Tad
of China as it Is - .j
river 'people, nowhere slss ts there sd
envtslt- aa asvHoatlon sf msn-mjscls ts
water at imaenl Ta rivers are alv
with yonks propelled by rowers whs so
espy tho forward deck snd stsnd a)
they pry the oar. ' ,
"In ths south, poputatlea s fsrosd frees
ths mad oa the water, aad ssyrlada pass
their Uvea ta nam is so and hsuossnsis,
la good weather., tjiees seer fsmlllj,
tlvtng as H were fa a single small room,
with; a. per oh at either sad, seem as
sapor as people anywhere. There I no
landlord to grtfcd them down, as foremao
t so sod' them ss.
"Thetr eUMren. tittle river A rase, havs
laser wise ssnraiai early, aad) act for
long is tho baby tied to a sealed empty
Jar that by floe tin will mark has loca
tion la aass be tusshlee lata ths water.
Ths year-old child knows how to take
ears of alsnself. . Ths tot of i er 4 years
caa haadlo the oar er the pots aad Is
sharp aa sur boys of t sr f year. 1
"Ths great wall la tho north Is un
doubtedly tho grandest snd most tmprse.
sire haadtwork of mass Bsslds It solos
sal bulk our boasts railway embark
mem and tunnels seem ths work : of
pygaaiB, flav ths pryassld sf Egypt
sad lb Panama eanai, there Is a prod
igy of toll to bo mentioned In tho seme
breath with A Tho brick and stone In
every fifty miles of this wall would rear
a pyramid higher than thst sf Cheops
sad there are at least LTN satis of hv
"At Hankow Pass tbs wsu is wide
enough for ssvasi or sight mea to mareit
abreast along It top, twenty fust high,
fseed with hewa stoats, haul eases ted sad
strengthened every forty or fifty rods by
hugs Uwsrs tea yards se-mre mssde. it
elamhar boidy up tas stsspist slopes,
creeps Along tho sheer nreclnioss snd
springs tram height to height, leaving a
square crenelated tower oa every erowa.
- "It follows tho comb of tho atoantaln
hi order thst the ground may slope frers
It both wars, it sisags from arsst to
crest dips Into ravins aad reappears
mounting tho range bsyoade a that .lt
is seen la fragmesrts, tba llasJeg parts
being hidden ta ths AsfUss.
"For perheps thirty sails the eye fel
lows this serpent la stone, now streaking
up tho etepes. now asssag aoress the
line of vision, defined age! sat ths bls
f tho BMuntalaa hey aad. new cutting
ths sfureooa sky with It battlements ms
H follows seme distant rtdgs. To tho
orth tas sasssilBSa areas away lata
foots), sank srtwwsd wtth Ks wstrh
tower. .Then a stain, soother fangs of
mountains with another wall, and, be
yond, tho bleak, wlad-owapt plateau of
1 By- PERCT ftHAW. -Twaa
not so tens aa whsn schools
Were run by quaint aad ancient rules.
Osography snd spelling lay
Their Bloom, oa many a perfect day;
Artthmetie aad gremmer made .
Tho most aodacisua tad afraid.
WhO history, how aisar a gsms
Was Interrupted la Us asms, .
As fcr the girls, they learned to smirk. '-
"d FTsack and do some fancy work!
Ts rattw-aff Tho Maidon's Prayer.'
Ts paint on harmless ckhsawsre: -
Ts dsac with many Mushes, and ' '
t'aoaonily to understand '
When any partner asked to call
Thst fats wa kindly after' an.
Now alt Is changed; 'our Xomaa roots;
hbvo paaisnsa seen ur crops and shoots!
Where ones they fought derlenstons. ws
Row fight disease of grain and tree;
Where one they parsed tbs ttms away '
Ws try th msk an acre pay:
Where ones they scanned Virgil len odes:
Ws scan increasing hen est leads.
As tor ths modern maid shs kmres ...
"Shs reaps not best whs always sews."
Therefore, where once her raster sighed
On questions they could not decide.
She tells mankind ths thing to do.
And mankind balks,' but puts It through.
Adopt la politics aad twaa,
hs's full M chaining. Just ths same
A Bwansloa'u Be (tootle.-
It seems as If a girt Is always willing
to marry a mm If there are reasons
eneush why shs shouldn't.
When a man has to go oa a vkrtt to Ms
relatlona It's a sign ho Isn't one bit afraid
of railroad accidents. . ,
A woman's Idea of being fair-minded
Is to say that probably another wouldn't
stain her hair tf saw didn't havs to. V,
Whea anybody h making aa explanation
you caa tell how short of facts as ts by
how long ho la of snauslasm.
rsr heard of a good aouse-
trytag to tail her husbaad bow to
res hot husluiss. but ovwryhody beers of
a poor snslBsaa sua trying to toll his
warn bow to ran, tho house. Hew Torfc
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