Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 15, 1912, EDITORIAL, Page 15, Image 15
THE BEE: OMAHA. "WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1912- 15 SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT . - . Some Men Are Born Lucky Copyright. WU. National News Am. Drawn for The Bee by Tad tJOOO MORWNO TUO&e EjtPECIEO TO XBE" .; OSWALD JCriMAlX. AT "W6TJUA4.MCW TOO Ay Bur i ourr l AiweD TMCetrwA Hi. AT HOME- I THINK HQ XHCA DO VOM avarf THKT STIX-f- cm wNii ne mis Howis MAMO lAXr MOKOH fk roo AH9TH6 irr vies rr wai I i v 9 TWO A VA(i-(W0 TJ Vwff I Mil HOfUT AMD KJUCO IT I hO HS SflASBeO Sr I I tWAACES. J I i - r.'3 i flail . owwfVJOMwJ am fe took ovr an AC4.isyr Miiuwcc poucy- "VCiTCWAV He BPOKfe Nil an& hc ccrs jto a Amd VI H M)T TO vuoiut HOW POVOO FlGutC HIM UmLUCRV? HOW POVOO FIGotC ( -you cawt I Married Life the Third Year A Letter from Helen'i Mother Asking Her to Do Some Shopping... ; " ' - ' ' i , . i, , Rr MABEL HERBERT CRNER. Cfcrtarvills. Mc April T. Ull-Dear Beiea: Could you do little (bopping (or ma? I know It U bard to shop (or other people, and that it why I try not to send to you often. But Mr. Daw ion baa so leueh work thla spring that an can BOt "Wisese" ne any think until July., imad you know there la no one- elae out Ihere. ...... "What I want moat I om kind or a rood . white 'dress. All laat sum .rner I wore ahlrt waists with ' my iblack silk aklrt (or ' beat, but I thought - t b I a summer I would like at leaat ione good .whit dress , ...... "I Intended to have your coualn Molly, coma and help ma do some tewing thla spring, but aloe Oeorge'a little (lrl la ao sick, aha baa to May with' them. And with UUa rkaumatlam la my band I can do very little sewing myaeK-nothlnc good. - ,, "Now about the dress-It seems 'to me aome kind o( plain white muue or India linen, Kith a tew tucka or a very little lace. Not much lace you know I don't Ilka thlntf vsfy fuaajr or much (rimmed. Something simple and we!1 made with a good full aklrt, lon aleavu and ttlgh neck. Blae B bust, but If they run mall perhapa you had better lot eo that would allow for ehrlnklng. . "lira Pariah got a very pretty one laet rear at Chicago, but It had elbow eleevea and round mok-and that wouldn't look well (or a woman of my age. (Helen swilled aa ah read thla, and thought of the women much Older than her mother who wore elbow sleeves, low neck and peek-a-boo walata.) "I thought you ought to get eomethlng (airly good for about r Aa 1 wrote you. we are papering the dining aod the alt ing room thla aprlng and putting down m new door on the aide porch, ea I don't think I would care to pay more -than that. I have aeaa a number of very pretty while dreaaea advertlaed ' by aome mall Brder bouaae (ram ti to I am en doelng a Clipping ot one. Of eourae. thla would be much too fancy for me. but I Judge from thla that you ihould be able to get Very good plain one for about "I looked at etrauae" and at the Trade Palace here, but you know tbey never bare anything. They wanted ne to order aomethlng. but I tried that two yeare ago. I let them order that gray ult. Bad yori know what U U Uka. "And new, Helen, If It len t aaking too much, I ebould Uka to have yu get ana Borne, kind of a bat or bonnet elan. Juet aomethlng amall and cloee-fitting, that I tin wear veil with. And It Bbould be light; you know I can new wear anything heavy; It glvea me the headache. Either all black or with a little (jouch of whlta or Uvender. However, I wUl leave that to you. Tow remember the on I got In Chf caga ghout five yean ago-blaok lace Btraw with a bunch of v.aleta and black velvet DeeT. Father alwara liked that ao much, thought ft looked better on me tnaa anything X ever had. But'! aup Boaa they're not wearing tlea sow. Any thlng yon aaleet I am aura W1U pleaee Bee. But I think yot aught U get the bat for about $3 BV. -I am aadoclng a money order tor t. la oaea yoa aauld have to pay a few dollara more for either the dreaa or hat. If you ahould have any left you might get ma a pair of black kid glovea, alee V I like the aoft, Una kind, hot the atift heavy kind. "Now do not worry aver thla hoyplng. Too know I am at hard to pleaee and prill be aatiafled with anything yon eend. I am writing tlua In the dining room by the open window; and the Whole place h) OUed with the odor of hyadritlia. ejow 1 wish I could Bead ye noma: that bed by the Wet porch tas a ever bom aa well. The tallpe are all In Maeaa aad 1M Uiae baah by the -detera b Jon coming ewt- The garden m look ing On. - Tour father aaya things are h Uttla latwthles year, bat M aeema to me bey are all doing well. "Am aendlng yoa B" recipe I cut out the Other day for lemon Uy cake. 1 made Bom laat week and tt Waa dellcioaa, and as K waa aa aaay to make, would Hke tor yasi to try- It ' tt oalla for almond inavenng, bat If row do-nt happen to have aay.'vaallla WID Ss ea well-that M rhat t heed.. : . . - ' ' -Nbw, Helen, do write iqb a long letter. Tear latum, have heea s abort atnee JTalrea returned. .X know jtob are buay. but I da ao love to hear from you, and know what you are doing. Tou aald you thought things woald be very much bat ter now tlnoa Warren'a trip was ao sue ceattul and his business had Improved. I do hope-thla la so. '"Tou hive v aald nothing aboot com ing homo for a vtett thla ausuaar. Den t you think you could plan to oorae t least for a week or sot Perhapa Warren could come oat after yoo. . If row could com during the fruit season ws coald put up a lot of fruit for you to take back. Father say this Is going to be an unusually good peach year. Well. I must close. Am afraid this U a long and tiresome letter. With much love. TOUR MOTHER." "P. 8. Be sure and gat a full skirt, as you know I don't look well with anything stretched oref my hips Can't wear those narrow skirts.' Think I would like a pleated aklrt, (or that would be nice and wide around the bottom." Helen read this letter with a mingled feeling of tenderness, amusement aad dis may. How little her mother knew of New York styles and New York prloea! Above everything else Helen dreaded to shop" foY other people,- even for bar mother.. 'Alwaya ah felt responsibility,! the fears shs was not getting the right thing. And Blwaya'ths people of a (man town have such a mistakes Idea ( the cost of things rn New York. They In variably think you can get anything you want and get It miraculously cheap just because It Is a treat city. And Helen knew from previous efforts how hard It waa to get her mother any thing, for New, York styles and not adapted to eulet, conservative eld ladles. She amlled aa an looked at the ad vertisement her mother had clipped evidently from, soma home or fashion rragaslne: . . "!' ! THIS US DREiW FOR IU ! !" Style tint-Dainty, serviceable. Imported all-over white embroidery. 8et In sleeves. Novel side rever and etvllah flutni frill Qraiwful aklrt finished with pearl but tons ana box pleated back panel. Bilee tt to 42 bum. , The Columbia Mall Order Co., P. O. Bos tat, J'ew York City. Helen look at A picture of the pay Biologically Impossible, slim, alender w sis ted, no-hipped young women, and wondered how sr Bear,'' comfortably tout mother would look In a dress tike that. Of course, her mother bad aald she did not wlah anything sa fancy and that he wanted high Beck and long a leaves. But the bad reasoned if she could get this elaborately trimmed dreN with all Its embroidery and tact for IIS, she ought to get a vary good plain one for WO. But Just her tier reasoning eras wrong. For In New York It is simplicity that you must pay for. You sen get a dress trimmed with yards aad yards of lac and Insertion, for half at what you will have to pay for a plain one. The cheaper the garment the fancier It Is. And to get anything with long ileeve and high neck to B white rummer dress Helen felt the attar Impossibility of that. And the bonnet the little, mod eat. dose fit tins bonnet! the knew haw hard that would be to find la New York. Where the women of Tl years wear hug bats, with sodding plumes. However, she must try. It was true that her mother rarely asked her tc da any shopping, and now aft must do the best that aha sauld. And Helen felt eonsdenos stricken that she had written her so little lately. She remembered how when Warren was away and aha had been aa anile je and unhappy she hsd written her mother almost every day. It bsd helped then to hsva soms ne to hold to. but Bflw Mime she heeded her less shs had writtea only short, hur ried notes. Aad how with an Impulsive desire to make amends she sat dowa at eaoa and wrote her mother a ions' letter tell Ins her many things about the boose, about Winifred, about her own spring clothes, and about their day In the esuatry with the Baldwins last Sunday. ''. Helen knew her mother loved to bear cf an tb little details tA her ttfe and he felt that aha had been very selfish hi not writing About the dress and bat he wrote guardediy-aaJd ch wwuM start out as sooa ss shs coald tomorrow mara Uig and sea what aha could find. - But after aba had mallei the tatter she kent on thinking of her . te. . ,. U.eairb aaam av& Vmat MAC IS CBA.T A ASTAh-7 IW RAJMbAS eMNHCrU ON MIS LOT SAT ffO.SWCNSOBj, MtAjc Ahb fpwerts. on mis J worn w Ft utvfui wwni CUvtEK, rowERS, LAW M 5WVY.TMeT WERC 'fWX OFTH"B.T HrtrW IN TriE STBECT" -STUFF. THC BANKER DREW AMATURAL CHccrcs amd wtwr TO PATHE.' AfARTTMEATtS. icsVC APARTMErJTJ , BeLIEvtr Ad?. A HVSH rU-OVl THB Room AS THE niOME rArJkHCIXOt CoyUA CHMSit ACTOR ACT vtrTriOvT A 9tlc.Vf: 1 M-nXrlAviat AlARweT MT Ot OtSfvtt TAW rvV gT SoMaT slot . MOw. t-trCTIePACAJt. am K.itrwt Down to th INLAND. I lUeWAtfOtML. PCVKr It aM? Of TXtfl PARKS. I etc Tf? mi SAY, VtNTJRrvT, HOW ABOUT IrVVr ToAAATo OMfclSXI rr vas THR voice of On. ie CRtscee. Sue MAD CMS OP THE Rett-WIAR A NO I IOWA " APfaTfTK3 THATNleffT. VINCENT' Knew that comma M)" VOICE AWD STARTED Tb rVT on 5ome EKCTRA SPEED. He VsAC SWiPlUC THe"ri7rrrTEAJ Moi-LiMnesj cSCHCTHUi. WXEN HIS PATH WAV BLOCKED BY FULLERS CRT OF "HALT" 5 IrWO liuftOTR NOPtrS TO A (JlftCMNOOLP NCrW 8ff A vsj AiTER. Of HJ3TE. " HttiE A ttAf-- Boers. fl tw-f MOTOR . MAKE RSrIMKa KACe. I Baktu. i rrr a csjtLoA. i seta-Trie TtCKfTi AAD CctLtCT I UtMP lev to a in-cse 2: KBULY WAS TEU.IWi JANS AVD BROWrJlE ABOUT Trie OLD DCrWEft LEAOVC WtCM "BOMANAM riAD CHRISTY MATHCVVSOrJ BACKED OPT TUe A10UBJB - SOMIT SAWe TOO 41 T 2.THSr urrktTLLY JBTAMAY wrm rr till, cen CAMS IN. HE LIVED ahj DEMVET AND WAS RfcTADT TO SHOW KttLY UP. IcCLLY PAKTIWfi SHOT WAS iffALoiTncriMESjrHe.8oXi . 110 HO M(KM DOE! TVefc BAOrKHO . ME STILL. 'fiDGBKj.! THtrCARAeJh RWW The M ACNIAe AftWPJM 9oo Curves, i Do THIS It TlMCJ A DAY I -coveR-THc? . MACHMeT AWD THEW RVAtM fvm TMC LAST ryRAW HOME LVCKY rweirllrvw .TBMORfcaJ Compelled to Act Pauper By BYRON H. 8TAVFFKR. When Jesua told llmon Peter to pay the Jewish head tag with the proeaed of his morning's catch. Ha taught the world a lesson In paying up! Ne man can really enjoy wealth which la obtained by de frauding commonwealth, corporation or Individual. I I know a man who will never dar to flourish a roll of bills He will alwaya be compelled to turn away from, the rase of bystsndera when he draws out hl pocket book. Ha never caa boast that he I comfortably fixed. And. by the way. harp you ever noticed how few people, coaiparv atlvely, can be Induced ta confess thst they are well off. They seetu to fesr that In making the admission may shortly cost them something. The asseeeor, too, might hear of IU Methlnks If I wars rich I should Ilka to tell about tt on in awhile! point to yon house and announce that I am going to have a new veranda added nait spring; comment on the price cf New York Centrsl and say that t expert to buy a little more of It If It goes down to a hundred. Well, this poor fellow I was speaking of dare never Indulge In that kind of pleas. ore, though 1 suspect thst hs could do o truthfully. The reason Is that ha had not paid what he owes He haa unsstlatled judgments, out against him. There are those who are watching him. hoping to The Life and Death of Metals How Salt Water Corrotion Has Completed ,the Work American Gnni Started. 1$ LVirr'v '''"". JL"" ,,'t T 'i; ' ' k ' i - - ' ' ADMIRAb CERVERA 8 FLAG SHIP, THB "VISCAYA," AS IT NOW LIES OFF TUB CO'ABT OF CUBA. " Th VtsBri Sank ljara In July. KM. After the 8panlah Admiral's Dash from Santiago Harbor. Stained by the Weather and Eaerusted with Barnacles, a Oun Turret Still Haines itself Above the rVs. generous, self-saortflctng mother Ute in that small eeevafh town waa aftrr all vry narrow, and ther was IB tt Httle of change or pleasure. And Helen resolved that even though the bat and dress cost much more than 13. even though ah must pay Mr plain aesa much more m excess ot that still she would pay It herself and aay Bathing, rather than have her StOUMr CeapBotnted la her aery modest and natural desire tor . "one good white, dress aad a little close fitting bonnet" ......... . By GARRETT P. SERVISS. The two photographs accompanying thla article possess a very great Interest, ao only ta their relation to recent Amer ican history, but also with regard to the guestlon of the durability of Bietals under the gotten of weather and other destruct ive forces. They show the present con dition ot the great armored (hips of Ad miral Cerrera, which were bettered to pieces and gunk by the American fleet ta ta bsttl of 'Santiago.' Pathetic memories are recalled by the sight of the hug, rounded turret at tbe Vlsoaya, pro jecting above the waves, with ita great run pointed helplessly skyward, for not many months before the est break of tht fief war that waa to send It te the bot tkst vessel, la all the pride of Its afsegth, lay peacefully at anchor In New Toiki bArbor, offering Ita hospitalities to sdmiriiig vlritora, when no ens dreamed that it would soon be tbe target for AiBftrtcan gunners. Many will remem ber. With B thrill, the uncertainty .that prevailed whoa the news cams that the Vlsraya. accompanied by Its great ea. BorbJ, was crossing tb ocean, with the poetlble lntenttoa et attacking Ke York, then a harry eali watt out to the Ore gon. a 111 Pert tie esast. BMtrreJ by th hufilrxaeB and winter norma, t'-esst wrecks have Isia during ail th inttrvcnirt years ea the coast of Cuba, and e littlo live they appar ently been street e ty. the disintegrating forces te Which ther Hare been sub tested that recently, our government thought of the poeatbtllty ot raising gad reconstructing them for use tot th aavy. tt does not seem likely that thla pro ject win be carried out, but the sight of the ne Bed warships, flabtltig amors sweater bsttl against tht elements than .they were able to do against 'a htnnea enemy, recalls th problem with which sdenes is now dealing. r stin fur ther preiongtng the life ef metals The eoBstanCly trowtng as ot Iron and steeL and their varSoua alloya. In constructions of all kinds, renders thla problem one of the most Important ef modern times. Covered with baroaelea. and washed by th pure orai water, the Viscsys aad the OqueXCo escaped soms ef th saost dsstructive forces to Which me talhs ssnstrusaoas are subjected la ether atnstlona The great enemy of metals la corrosion, Bnd recent Investigations have led to the conclusion that this Is mainly due to electro chemical action. It has been proved that stray underground Currents from electric railways exercise a powerful effect In disintegrating metals which Isy In their way. These wandering currents are very insidious, and eometlmee they atray far from their origin, In unexpected ways. As th us of electrlo power spreads the danger Is acota tasted. The huge skyscrapers ef today are all built upon a metallic skeleton, and th question of protecting their steel ribs from corrosion l of prlmsry Importssce, It was ence thought thst Imbedding Iron and steel In concrete furnished a perfect means of protection, but that conclusion Is now seriously questioned. In Hi a notable Instance ooeurred of toe destruc tion of the metallic members of a rein forced Concrete building by electrolytic corrosion. Sow authorities unhesitat ingly declsrc that concrete Is not an ln- I fallible protection to Imbedded Iron and steel. Under the Influence of a moist at mosphere electric currents appear to be capable of peaetretlag the wet concrete, thus reaching the metal beneath with disastrous effects. An instance la known In which the short -circulating of lighting currenta. In such circumstances resulted in the corrosion ot the concealed metallic members. Th whole theory of metallic corrosion Is under Investigation and It presents some trarsfe, and apparently contra dictory phenomena. In aome case Iron, teel and Cther metals yields with sur prising rapidity to the disintegrating In fluences while tn other cases they exhibit equally surprising power of resistance. Iron used In construction thousands of years ago ha sometime been found al most Intact, kiid. on the other hand, the same metal employed in modern construc tions ha been dangerously affected within a frw years. A curious fact Which baa. recently come to lights Is that the presence of a little copper In Iron often renders the metal singularly resisting Id corrosion. At N'ewburyport, Mass.. some of th links constructing the cables ot a uapcfutlob bride's erected a hundred years sge were found to be greatly corroded, while other links In the same chain were aearcely af fected. Examination ahanTrd that the links, which had escaped corrosion con tained a little copper. Various alloys exhibit different power of resistance, aome giving grsstsr strength or tough ness and others presenting greater powers of realstnnro to corroetoa. But the tllsoovery that electric action Is responsible for life worst effects of Corrosion puts the matter In a new light, and may lead to a solution of ths prob lem. It Is a curious thought that. In bending the vast energy of electricity to his purposes, man hss enoangered soms of the things most Useful to him. He hss let loose mysterious forces which tend to shorten the life of metals upon whose long continuance much of his greatest ork depends. , . discover where he keeps his pile, so he . keep th tocatloa ot tb pile a secret.-'' He haa ao employment; he must be claassd aa a vagrant, having bo visible means ot suppsrL Yet he looks very cam- ' forteble. Ha wears good clothes, and" dins en urcalent steaks. He aad his wtfa uks rather extravagant vacations and,, go to the best shows. But tor fifteen long." rears they have neve bean beard to aay r one word about their circumstances. la not that an awful lite to live? And all because he holds what someone els " ought to posses. He never Intense to pay up. Ceneen neatly hi life I dwarfed; he haa no close friends; he lives alone la" the world to about the seme extent s If hs had absconded to New Zealand. He la being automatically punished for lur ing broken Ood law. Oh that our prearhera would ear mors . about this class ot sins'. We have bluer : denunciation tor transgressions that vividly appeal to our Imagine lion. Ws caa ' easily portray the mlsdemesisors of ths prodigal, and look with horror upon them. 1 forgetting that they are really abnarmal passe of virtus. But the meaner sins of , selfish greed oast men Into as earthly hell, which makes the drunkards tot look like a pa red lee. , For rsmamher that Ood la ths author ot all rule a so commercial morality, no framed tbe tint statute against short ', weights and wrote It upon tht fleshy t.Ma ef our hearts. All who break HIS rod lost the test, the charm, tu peace et aa apes Ufa ' 'Almost Cepartaershlp. ' f ptea Sinclair at a vegetarian banquet ' In Wilmington, said e a certain charity i , "II I got a big Income, a eumptuous ulte o offices and a very highly paid : staff, but what It actually gives to th poor Is Infinitesimal. This .ehsrlly reminds me ot a trust thst employs t.000 hands. i "Wa'va worked 'out a grand benefit ' system for our veteran employes bow," the trust president said one day gleefully. - " 'Yea.' said ths listener. . ""Yes, the president resumed. 'Every man that's been wtrh us over thirty.' years la to get hereafter a nickel medal; . over forty years a bronsa medal, aad over fifty years a. solid sliver medal, to- ; get her with an embossed certificate cult-. able for framing." Washington tSsr, The Weakness of Humanity Modern enlightenment laughs at super stition, bat few persona have besom so snllghtened sa to have divested them selves of sll .superstitious fancies, la this light we need hot consider funda mental difference of belief, which cause the faith of one person to be viewed as a superstition by another. Ther are In numerable minor fancies of this nature from which few ef us can claim to be absolutely free. It any man claims to have shaken off th last vestige of a sneaking belief In any and every taken of "good luck" or "bad luck," there la reason to believe In the progress t a gradual educational of this ancient folly, but It Is so gradual that we seldom have to go outside our own families, and neves beyond the circle Of our Immediate acquelntnces, to find strong lingering traces. We loudly pro fess te be en excellent terms with the rules ef common Bens, and yet ws find ourselves clinging to certain things and avoiding sertain others, for vague rea sons that have no basis of common sense and te which there attaches no author ity but that of pur superstition. Ws deny any belief in these things, aa a matter' of eourae. but have to admit with soma embarrassment that ss mat ter of practice there are aome things we VI d "Z -V w.-c ta ::jBse.: avoid, such as th wearing ot aa opal, or tbe begin n lag of aome enterprtee on Fr. oay, ins inn. w carerully explain that avoid passing under a ladder because , something might drop on as from above, ' with resulting damage, but we seldom admit the truth, that our care ta this re- " spect Is baaed on the halt belief that It . Is a sign of bad hick to re under a lad- ' der. We may have reduced our super stitions to a. minimum, but ws still char. Ish a certain respect for signs and per- , tents. In certain trades and callings the die-" tlonary ef superstition Is a large and more complicated volume than tt Is to th ordinary cltiten. Most of us possess . only the common, stock traditions that" have been passed along from one genera- , tloa to the next Bnd might be called a heritage of th race, but certain pursuit hsve their specialties ta tins Una. which are . almost unknown to outsiders. The ' people of the stage, for Instance, have various beliefs and semi-beliefs concern-: Ing good and bad luck signs which would seem queer te then- audiences. ; Among sailors, probably, there is mor' superstition than Is to be found IB ny , ether cleat. Th ancient manners held the wildest superstitions, believed In "en- -chanted Islands" and all that sort of thing. Even with all th practical slds f modem Improvements the sea still -holds much of mystery and the seasa ot ' terror that tends to keep superstition warm. A common superstition among. ssllors Is that which attaches sn evil In- . flueace to soma member of the crow or to a passenger. Undoubtedly this belief originated with the venturous voyag ot . Jonah. A writer to the London Globe tells us that 111 luck t supposed to attach to a vessel whose name ha sees changed, and that there It also a gaaeral belief ' among Bailors that a vessel whose name ' ends in A also rests under aa evil epetL ' This - la Because certain vesnels thus named bars been wrecked, bat ther are hundreds of ether vessels with a final A " hi their names that have had the most fortunate careers. On ha only. to con sider the Cunard Hits and jta proverbial good luck, with the ftael A a historic . tradition la the Bam of every ship. Providence Journal. '.' THB "ALsllRAIfTE aXfCENDO" AS IT NOW LIES OFF JUAX GONZALES. Tht Vessel Also' Bank Near the Short of Cuba ta Juiv, lest President Tafl Haa Spoken of Raising One" or Twoof These " Vessels for Future Active bervlce, but from the Visws Given. Above Tbey do not Appear to Be Worth tb Trouble. Tbe Persistent aae jumoous Use et -Newspaper Advartuua; kg tbe lira fee ' Business Success.