Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 18, 1912, EDITORIAL, Page 19, Image 19

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Married Life the Third Year
Helen Finds it Hard to Buy a Befitting Drees for Her
"Oh, m. ssmethlng much plainer P" iM
Helea Vsoked disapprovingly at lb white
dreas bristling IU tsce and Insertion
that tb saleswoman held out bafora her.
"Something " suitable tor an ' aldarlr
"Wa bevea't any
thine plainer la
tack, They're
wearing everything
vary much trim
med tM year."
"Tee. I know
.but thhla tor quite
an eld lady, Purely
yoc have something
plainar and with a
fuBer akkt then
"I have ahowa
you aH we pave,
madam." .
"But what do you
aall (or old ladles?"
persisted. Helen.
"Wa aall these,"
answered tha sslsswemen.
Already Halen had baan to thraa atorat
looking tar a plain, fuli-efclrted.
sleeved, high-necked whlta draaa for twr
mother. And aa far everything aha had
am had baan absurdly aarsr-trlasmsd.
with narrow skirt abort gleevsg and low
necks. -
And tha aalaawoiaaa had baan equally
swrnrsasd aad Indignant whan aha had
ventured to any that each gowns would
he moat unsuitable (or a plain, modest
aidarly woman. "Thla ie what thar are
wearing." waa tha Inevitable answer.
It la aa difficult la And anything la New
Tore, ascent what they are wearing." a
It ! ta find sunflowers at tha North pole.
Never waa a elty or a psspli aa la the
shralls of the latent sty." he'
hldsoao a unsellable that atyla nay he.
And the stout grey-helred women of
yeara la snpootod ta wear eneetly the
aaate medele aa bar slim, brewa-helred
dauaKter; No tonrey are there any teen
nana tor elderly weaaen. far tbap aentora
eecarly ra the raoet yaatliful madaa, And
the reanlt la eftaa aatvnlatatnc and aome
jrhnae pathetic
And wow Helen went from atore ta
tore Is a ala arch tor a plain whltr
pawn for her mother. At laet. In des
peration, aba aeked a floarwaUaar.
"Haven't you a elnale whlta dreee In
your ehep ! table (or aa em lady of ft
And the floorwalker only ate red at bar
In raOd wonder and referred her to a
eaJeewemaai who with an Indifferent
"Certainly, ma'am." began to ahoar the
aeual modela with ptat a waieta and
aebhle aklrta. .
By thla ttrae Helen waa tired, thor.
uaMy tired and eontewhat Irritated,
for there la nothing mora wearing ta
ene'e nervee and temper than ahopptng.
he waa alraoat Inetlned to return her
avtther'a check and write that one could
tH neither the dreee nor the hat.
But then ahe reread her mother! Itu:
tad felt ashamed at bar lmpulee. piw
reeld not eiaappolnt her. Be aha dragger
wearily on through more etorea, and at
net one aaleewoman aa!d hopefully:
"I think I have uet what pea want I'
awa a epedai order, hut tha customer
Udn't take tt."
Then aha brought awt a plain white wiul'
Ireee with a full, graatful aktrt, trlmmee
wry with neate narrow hemstitched band
if fine twtae Inaertlon. It waa )uet what
Helen wanted, but. la her dtamar, ahe
round Ike price wee fjL TMrtyflve dol-lara-and
her mother had oen only WO
for both tfce'nat and dressl
"Oh. aavoa't yon anything leea expen
alve thaa that? I don't care to pay SB
for lust a wash dreee."
"Oh. yea. We have plenty of white
ansae from pis ap. pot they're aH eme
more fancy. There you aee," potMdnc
toward a nearer ease, "that lot Is IS
And aome of them are very good valuee."
tleien looked ihraugh tha ease, nut they
were all covered wuk laet aad tiackg ao
Again she wont hack to the athalr aa
vhirh lay the t drees. IB kaew tha
rhe must pay for ptsimesa. It Is onh
the thlnaa that are menureotend by the
thontande that yea can get cheap la Nov.
York. The eaceptfanal thing. If you tlnf
It at all, yo pjwst pay (or. And tha) year
plainness waa certainly exceptional and
therefore, hick prleed.
Helen waa thinking ragedly. ba be
Iraewn she) eaoid not get was drees an
hat for tha money her aether had een
aad had already determined ta add aoas
tldng herself. But aha had aot export!
ta have to add sa much, for tha hat wa
still to bo boaght.
But aha tents tha dseea. Irie must ma
age It eoiustiuw. Theaf She began eearc
for the hat. Aaaia aha reread that pa
of her assthei-a letter,
causa ywa eee we don't haw any a'
1 needing toward a peeapeus. eve:
were Helen. If at mo t asking hv
much, I should Bka to have you get me
some kind of a hat or bonnet alas. Just
something email and doe fitting that I
caa wear a rati with. And It should be
light you know I caa never wear any
thing heavy, it gives me the headache.
Either all black or with a Httle touch of
white or lavender. However. I will leave
It to you. Any thing you select I an
aura will pleaea me."
And If Helen had difficulty In getting
aa old ladya dress shs found ahe was to
have far snore difficulty In getting an
old lady's hat She almost gasped at
aome of tha monstroeltlee the milliners
brought forth when aha aeked for a hat
suitable for a woman of sixty. They were
la every ooaoelvaMa shape and trimmed
gayly or freakishly with feathers and
fie vers.
"But these era far young women for
young girls." protested Helen. '1 want
an old lady'a hat"
"Oh," smiled too suave milliner. "We
dent have old ladles' bars any ssors i
dreseod, white-haired woman, who waa
seated before a mirror In the back of the
store, while another attentive saleslady
piaeed aa her head a huge whlta Leghorn
hat with anormoun pink roses, and then
stood back ta admire the effect While
tha whlta haired dams task ap a hand
glass and viewed tha hat all around with
evtdenoe of satlsfactloa.
Tea. I think I do Use that better
Helen heard her say.
"Ob, ft la most becoming' to you,
gushed the hovering eeleawo-
And tha acta who waa welting oa Helen
smiled aad aforugasd her shoaldars.
Tea see new why we make up ao
hsts for old ladles?"
Half aa hour later found Helen at a
department atora counter where "rni-
oiou is rum piscovefxe-B of
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China's Attitude Toward Religion J
IVeparad bf EDVY
The great uphaaval that U now galny
oa la China naa called out a revised edi
tion of Colquhoun'e "China In Traaafunna
ttan." and I take bum we book the fol
lowing Interesting paratrsphs dealing
with Chlaa aad taa religious problem:
"What are tha proapeots ef Christianity
la China! To answer that we muat aak
another Question : What hat Christianity
ta offer to China? We offer her a ayttsa
of ethics which la In some respects In
ferior lo her own. Our morel system Is
founded on Individualism, hers oa the
family Ufa Christianity bids man leave
father and mother and cleave ta his wife.
It preaches war area In Ih family, and
rta founder aald. I come not to bring
peace, but a sword.'
"These ire hard naylnss (or China, and
It will be long are aha can accomplish
aa entire change of moral vision aa to
perceive their true meaning. Phe la now
able to gauge how far the abstract prin
ciples of Christianity hsv Been aban
doned In building up our ethloe; and aha
oaa ere-for Instance, la France how far
the Cbrliuan people are from rooegnlslni
tha Influence with which we desire ts
supplant Confucius. Leo-ti, Budda or
"The Chinese are too lustle a people
Iraery supplies" were displayed. Baa waa
looking at soma wire frames. They were
all too large, but ahe took the smallest
aad tha salaowsmin showed her hoar she
eould bend It In to make H emallar and
shape It as she wished. Then aha bought
a yard of black buckram, a tan-yard
piece of bleak straw braid, three yards
ef black velvet ribbon and two bunch ts
of sUk violets. . All together it cost her
only 3..
Then she hurried home, threw off her
wrap, spread her pureheses out oa tha
bed and eagerly went ta work. j
Flrot ahe bent In the wire frame ta
the alas and shape shs wanted. Thee
covered it with, the buckram, and thaa
on row after row of the straw
until the top waa covered. She
to have asms scrape of black
Ohlffon with which aha faced It. Then
aba trimmed It with the violets and tha
black velvet rlaaea,
It took bar tha rest ef that after oooa
and most of the evening.
Warren had brought home hie bank
book to balance and while he added up
oolumna of figures, Helen sat beside him
ta a low chair and worked on the hat
ha was asvsr happier thaa whoa he waa
going over some papers while shs sewed.
The eveataga they spent In this silent
eompanlonship were to Helen always rest
ful, contented ones.
At laat the hat waa finished and she
held It up proudly for his Inspection.
Leak dear. It's ail doaa sow, Dlda't
I do It well? And It dossat look a Pit
'home-made,' does lit"
Warren glanced bp from his figures,
"tln-m, pretty coed looking hat Try
it on."
"Oh no, It wouldn't look well oa me
mother wears her hair so different''
Try It nor
"But It'a mach too old for ma,' at
be laughingly obeyed. , ' ,
. "I don't know about that" : aa be
viewed her. critically. 'That's a hat
anybody sea weer. It'a a dara sight
J tetter looking thaa most of tha freaks
you tee In tha windows."
Helen took It off and looked at II
proudly. Praise from Warren meant i
mush. And H waa a good looking hat
Tae net! morning shs packsd the drees
ad hat In a strong pasteboard bog and
took It herself ta tea express office. She
pictured her mother's delight when shs
opened the package. She eould almost
hear her little cries of appreciation aa
ha shook out the dress and beM the
hat at inn's length to admire It
Only Ihoes shs have lived In a coun
try town known of the Joy of a hot
from the city.
The Adventures of Cupid :
National News Ase'a.
By Nell Brinkley
aLajrumAXXT. wm xxs Piirotiim
eved. but they signed; no sooner sighed,
ut they aeked ana another tha res sua"
And hervmg passed through this stags
.f Inexplicable kriee. they dlenevsiiid
here waa sot nine m Me worth Hvtng far
at eacs) other, and that the ear way aa
eerure sack other hayood teterfereece
tf parent, guardian or friend waa as
Cupid. In bis many adventures as
utafttUy portrayed by Neil Briaklay In
The Baa, la sweat asses sa
a gtifs heart for a aaa 1
father objects Ps the lever.
It Is tha aest, tha sptoe, tha Ufa ef tha
nmyire. It Is the Ojrfll that I idsiais It
trees tha pssssls, If the sasid ss wUlreX
Cusad baa oaly to whisper m bar ear
that thla lanr-srhrrer youth Is aot dw
su-aMo In her f -Khar's eyes, and she faila
la (ova wttb bits farthwttb.
ta taa blessed times ef aid w-Kb thetr
chreairy and state, the lover sashed up
oa a milk white ebargar. and the ajisldsn
slipped eat ef her fathers saauo. salsased
up behind aim, and away, they- Caw ta
(Copyright. 111 National Nswg Ass a.)
thatr Gretna Green.
The fuhsr always mads taw dsauie at.
there waa aa alarm to his B-Utafwl i stain
era. and they started at la sssd sea salt
But slways the Bttle sod Coped wrged
It wea he
be prograoatve.
and that the faithful steed euuc tn
ahead of nioaem mathoas at pevswit
BAsrr raAajj-d) n-MtH
a beeoma a ohauffeur. Ha at
aaythtnf. Ha oaa steer any
bail! for lead, water or air.
who lovs wish ta call
d aalvatrls
area eves
If those
the awrgaoas past, aad tha
aaa wttb the tra peas' assail sad giaanv
ksg spear, eSaged baa only to cast over
them has magic spell aad they do aot
know ta what times they tree.
The brewra
trusted thetr
m the ptotnra who have
Ifrvea to kre wild staermg do
not know If they asp nana In aa air
ship sr an okl-tliee r'.ac coach. All they
know la that to-V la the lukling baud
sad that Cher aJb together.
ni poosttbt aaKiaro rm
' There are sharp ewves aheadj, man)
danger slgiw oa tha road will be dlsrt
garded by the little tow-heeded child a
the wheel. There will be knmps. aat
Jere and Jolla. and perhaps s upset o
ooUieioe, but trrrough It all they will h
heppy aad coirteat so rang ss lore leal
For love Is a reality which la born
the fairy region of rams nee. It t
cauamatloa of bap-plness.
rortanate are tboae with lo-e's r.r
at the wheel! Per sw krag ss leva gutd
paweult from behind, danger, en the .-
end the dragons of the future ahead w
not at
IV if .vMrD-f,
to he drawn away frarn fas am ship at
oaa est af worda to another withe be.
lug convinced that the new form has a
more vital force than the old.
rn them, unfortunately, Christian
doctrine muat seem mostly a form at
words, since rta vary propagatiaa among ,
then ta founded sa what they aeastdsr
untruth. -Christianity,' they sap, -was
permitted to be preached because it
taught virtue: we find that k teaches a
great many things which are not virtue.
turh a defying the law of the land; aad
n Is. bi fact a political aad hot a re
Ngious propaganda.' - Read era will snake
allowanos for tha Chinese point af view. .
But again, what has Christianity ta
offer ta China? The spiritual con so lo
tions and uplifting of our religion da not
have tha same appeal to a people whose
fuadamental Idea ef virtue Is statdeoi.
sad whose mysWoel aids baa hover Pool
"In fact, when era reoemeer bow Uttlg
tha Chinaman la aware of bis owa need
of religion. It la hard to formulate la
words say enact aptrluial bansttt which
we can promise bin la eichange lor
long-cherished cue to -as and tradltloas.
To borrow an expression, the conviction
of sin and the longing for salvation da
not enter Into bis purview of life; and. .
whan wa reflect that many things which
wa call aln are virtuee In ala ayes. It Is
hard ta asa how wa are ta sriag these ,
things home to him.
"But Christian civilisation, -without
Christian doctrine, hss amok to offer
China! and tha benefits af advanced
humanitarlanisnt, at applied selsnos. aad
ef personal devotion to aa Ideal are
beginning ta bear good fruit after a long
period m which their nnnneatlon with tha
hated foreigner and nig ware wad tha
great obataol.
'The opening, under offteia! pairopags,
ef a medical college even at Peking, pro
moted by mlsstonarlse. but secular ta
character, la ana of the signs af a now
order of thlnss. It must be remem pared
that surgical Work hss beea greatly
hindered by tha Chinese hatred of mutila
tion, which rendered operations In hos
pitals tha aublact of frightful miare.
'This meat Christian form of teaching-.
Iks alleviation of bsraaa suffering--has
had ts (Ight he way through ma ay eb
stscles, and baa llluetratsd well the wMs
gulf WkkJh separatee the eastern and
western modes of thought
"It la notorious that a paw asm aai
begun w Chins, and that tha aew tears.
Ins la DO Wiser ts be despised, bat hat
become the fashion. The Insecurity ad
the Maachu dynaaur la the midst of theai
new ocrtduis-ns drove the court and of
ficials law aa attitude af great msapUli
aaes to foreign powers, aad bow we set
a Chinese C-hrhnlaa elected at the bead
of the republic which the reform party
v lakes ta
"Is this tha beslaaiag ef a fresh era bj
the hi story af ChrtatiaeutyT Daspits
svery thing, tha Chinees attitude, the
(elss position created by the astro-territorial
rights of mfealrmerieo, the trans
parent poll! leal deelgna of those who pre.
toot Christianity, despite all theaa ar4
many other hand leap, are wa yet to sss
Christianity as a practical and efficient
fores In tha rebirth ad the Chinese pes.
"Chinese philosophy end morality am
breaking down of tbesMalvaa before the
mpact of materialism, and dark aa the
Hitlook has been and still la for tha
prtad ot tag dogmas of Christianity,
'here la reason to believe that tha aflwrtg
( Christian man to raise the Chtneot
essdard at J net those point where tt H
owest-fa hnmanltartanlara, respect fed
somen, and freedom from degrading .
upsrstitlona will eventually win for the '
elision which prompted them a recognei '
.Ion which ao mere deeirleal propagasy '
lara could attala.
"But the aueetlea af rellgtea In Crrbu
net. ts the mlad of the writer, snip
-oncerned with the future of Christianity'.
hrsesh the emeleain of Ctmfuclanhna
'aolam and Buddhhwa (which for the
urerags Chinese has supplied the r'-et
f a religion that ts a moral aad etbksj
sal to bis material silstseeel, may he
Verier ss an elevating Influence M
'hrtstianity, yet It has certainly bad
ami very striking sfteots. and bat
ulped ts produce a type of man wtu
cms stariloaT Qualities, aad a sweteti
kors very longevity le a guarantee si
"The precepts of Confucius and Lao-tsl
aad tha Buddksst doctrines at the parol
irtd are of tha eoftlsst rJmraoter. But
t as ike Bngash school bey er girl
nay sea tract a Bfelsng pvsrsioa ts the '
:hle from being aamnellsd to m assort aa
md chunks of it a tke 'cUaasrs at
bias are la danger ef being psgleeted
the rush tor western esTueation. Tea
el danger Is that Teung China, sa)oct
X the fsahlona of his fathers, maj
aw up without any seligloa at all. Tat
tines are entrsraely tolerant ta rejig -is
neattere. Toeeraace la rellgleas aaav
"i la aat always a post live virtue; mer
ten then aot It Is a aussttua ef Indlf
renre. Toung China may flad Christ,
.ut cannot cttapsnss with Ounfurtae.
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