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THE BBS: OMAHA, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1912.
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Married Life the Third Year
The Griffena Enjoy the Dinner, but They. Do Not Appre
ciate the Caviar.
By MABEL HERBERT URNER.
"Everything all right?" called 'tut
Warren, a he threw ' down ' some 'pack
ages land shrugged out of his overcoat
Helen hiirrled In from the dining room.
"Oh, I was afraid you were going to be
late. o i d you
bring' - the caviar
and the almonds?"
"Here- they are.
You' jl ' "better fix
the 'caviar right
a way, and "put It
on lee." .
HeWn took ' the
packages and hur
ried back' to the
followed her to the
"What's the odor
sniffing the air dis
approvingly. "Oh, dear, ' I just
burnt "some incense.
I was afraid there
mighti be some odorof the, cooking."
Well', I'd a darn sight rather smell
cooking than that stuff," throwing up a
window." ."Smells ..like a Chinese joint."
Then drawing out his watch and .com
paring It with the . dining room clock
"That's still five minutes alow. You'd
better be getting dressed.";.:
"But there are a few things yet I must
do! And for the next few moments Helen
was rushing back and forth, giving final
directions to Delia and putting the fin
ishing touches to the table and sideboard.
From the the bathroom came the sound
of running water, and of Warren's cheer,
ful whistle as he prepared for his bath.
Evidently he was In a very good humor,
and Helen devoutly hoped be would re
main so. She herself was thoroughly tired
and unstrung from the two day's anxious
preparation for the dinner. And In spite
of her careful planning that nothing
should be left for the last moment, she
found that many things were still to b
done. It was a quarter after 6 now, and
the dinner was at 7. They would probably
come a few minutes before which' gave
her only a little more than half an hour.
When Helen was much hurried she al
ways grew confused, and now she flut
tered around from one place to another,
accomplishing much less than at any
"Now, Delia, I must dress It's twenty
minutes after! Do you know about ev
erything? , Now don't forget to serve
the artichokes on these plates."
. 'You go on, ma'am. They'll be hare
'fore You're dressed."
In her own room, quickly she slipped
into the little pale blue evening goWn.
"Warren, can you hook me up?" going
to the door of his room. "Delia's so
Warren', already dressed, was transfer
ring his wateh and elgars from the pocket
of the suit he had just taken off to his
"All right, turn around," as he drew
ber toward the light.
"Oh, no, dear; you're hooking the out
side. The lining must be fastened first."
"Jove! There's a double set of 'em.
Wait. How do you expect me to do
this If you wiggle T'
"But dear, do ' hurry. ' it's already
struck half past."
"Talk about Inventions of tha devil!
Here, where does this on go?"
Helen felt back Inquiringly. He took
tier finger and put It over the liook.
"There, that fellow what do you -; do
. "That goes under the belt Isn't there
a loop for It?" . . .
"Not that I can see." -
"Oh." desperately. "They'll be here
In a moment I'll have to get Delia after
all!" And she flew out to the kitchen,
where Delia was on her. knees trying to
telight the oven, which had a habit of
going out at tha most inconvenient times.
Sullenly, Delta washed ber bands and
hooked up the dress, (or to be Inter
rupted In the preparation of a dinner at
such a critical moment is not conducive
Just then the K'l rang. Helen broke
way from Delia witii the last hook etill
unfastened. - - .
"ah!" excitediy. as she rushed In to
Warren. "There they are now! And I'm
not ready! I must fix my hair! Can't
"Of course I can't!" In an angry
whisper. 'How would that look? Your
hair's all right!"
And Helen bad no choice but to receive
them as she was, wretchedly conscious
that her hair needed a few Jast tounchea
and that the powder ah had hurriedly
fluffed over her neck and arms had not
been wiped off. , ; r .' t
While Warren helped Mr. Griffen out
of his coat In the haM. Helen took Mrs.
Griffen Into her room., As she laid aside
ber -w raps Helen was ' dismayed to find
that, she was Jiiot' 1$ jut evanjng gown,
but wore a black dress with a high
necked laee-yoke. 1 1 ' ' ., -' v '
As the hostess,, Helen realized that .she
should not have dressed more than her
guesj. But It bad never occurred, to her
that the wife ofia western -. millionaire
vouftt ot .wear 'an' evening gown when
she dined out. Perhaps Mr: Griffen was
not dressed, either! ph, who had Warren
hot'thought of such a possibility?
But when they joined .the men she was
relieved to flfyJ that fr. Griffen was
dressed. He was a big, powerful man.
with' all the force that Is supposed to
characterize a self-made westerner.
Helen had met hlra only once before, but
she now thought he looked ever1 more Im
pressive In his evening clothes.
She was;; fervently glad when almost
Immediately Delia announced that dinner
was. .served, .tor, it- broke, up that awk
ward interval before the dinner when the
conversation' Is always strained.
Whatever her nervousness as to the
dinner itself, of the table Helen was
serenely proud. The only light was from !
the pink shade table candles which shone
on the glistening cut glass . and sliver
and left the rest of the room In a pleas
ant,, restful dimness. ... '.-.. ... .
"That's a good cocktail,'' remarked Mr.
Griffen with conviction, as he drained
his glass. "That your mixture, Curtis?'
"No, I have that mixed at the club
They do It better there."
Helen was hoping anxiously for some
favorable comment on the fresh caviar,
which was served on dainty squares of
toast. ' She had ..imagined .them saying
"Freafi caviar. This is quite a treat."
But to her chagrin Mr, Grifien ate his
caviar , with the greatest unconcern, and
Mrs. Griffen. after nibbling at It politely,
leit ners untouched. Could it be that
they did not know it was fresh caviar?
To go to all that trouble to get fresh
caviar at W3 a pound when the canned
would have done just as well.
Even though tlie . caviar was . not ap.
predated, It was plain that Mr. Griffen
was enjoying th dinner. And if Helen
had felt any uneasiness as to what they
would talk about,: or as to whether the
western millionaire would be bard to en
tertain. It was soon dispelled-
For Mr. Griffen dominated the conver
sation. The others had only to listen.
And Helen began to understand why this
man was such a force in business': Every
thing he said carried with it certain
ringing conviction. There was concentra
ted energy In hia every gesture! ,
And as she looKed across the table at
Mrs. Griffen, who seemed' more than
ever subdued and colorless beside her
husband, Helen realized the hopelessness
9f her. everJ'kefpia UB" with -.him. That
be had already far outgrown' her was
evident, and that bis progressive, ener
getic life would make the breach further
Just before they left Mr. Griffen said
to Helen heartily: "I should Ilk to take
you over eur ranch. Mrs. Curtis. We have
a- great country out there." And he. went
on to tell her of the ranch and its re
sources. "I'm on here now organising a com
pany. If my plans go through, your hus
band will have an Interest- So he may
have to come out west again! very soon
and the next time we'll see that he brings
you W)th bira."
Helen averted her face to keep him
from seeing a flush of joy. Warren was
talking to Mr. Griffen-she wondered
if he had heard! For the ;rest of the
evening she was athrill with thoughts of
all the possibilities, the future might
When finally they had gone, she ran to
Warren, drew bis head down and kissed
him exeltedly. .
"On. Warren; didn't everything go off
"First rate." complacently lighting a
cigar. "Then enjoyed It, too. But they
didn't know that cavler was fresh. Did
you notice that?"
"Oh, but that's such a little thing!
DM you- hear what1 Mr. Griffen said t;
me? How he spoke of the company anr, )
of your Interest In It?"
"Yes, I heard. I told you if he put th:::
through It would be a mighty big tiun"1
for me and it will." ' -
"And you think the dinner helped?'
eagerly. "You think they really did er
joy It?" .
"Of course they did," a little impa
tiently. "Didn't I Just say so?" Then,
with, yawn,' "t kaew what time
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It Is?" taking the watch out to wind It. Helen meekly backed up to the light.
"It s almost 12. If I've got to help you But she hardly heard his grumbling com-
ut of that dress, turn around I want plaints at the book, (or her thoughts
to get to bed." were on the dinner. Everything had "gone
right." And she was filled with that
sense of relief that only a hostess who
has anguished over the success of a din
ner can know.
The City Kid
4 ' Mother, look ! They get their water on a dumbwaiter! ' '
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The Manicure Lady
"I see there Is a move on foot to start
filtering the water that cornea through
our city, and Into our homos, Georg,"
said the . Manicure Lady. "Goodness
knowa it Is about time, because the water
works water Is something fierce' of lata.
I had aome of It the other rooming Just
before I got ready te come down to the
shop, and it was that muddy I could
hardly drink It. H reminded me of th
good old days out In St. Ioulfi when I
was there during the World's Fair, in
1904. Was you ever In St. Louis,
"I was there once," said to Head
Barber, but without any enthusiasm In
his voice. "I had left Chicago to go to
New Orleans, and I happened to run Into
some fellows en the train that was going
to St. Louis. None of u hit the feathers
In our berths that night, and th natural
result wss that when I weke'of $ wsa
in a hotel In St. Louis. Tbem Indiana
had kind of shanghaied me, you might
say, and I didn't get away .from .thent
until I was broke. Then they tot me
a new ticket and staked me, and I was
on my way to New Orleans at last. But
that ain't no sign that I ever noticed th
condition of th wettr In St. Lout. As
near as t can remember I didn't use any
ef It for anything but shower,"
"You and the old gent would, make a
great team," said th Manicure Lady.
"Father Is all the time saying that water
only good to stand under In the morhV'
Ing, so he naturally doesn't care for a
little cloudy tint In the water up home,
but he ought to bear In mind that there
is a lot of other people In the world that
really likes water for Its own true worth,
which means to drink, I don't think that
Providence ever made water not to drink,"1;
do you, George?
"I s'pose a little of it goes good when ;
you can't get anything else," said the
Head Barber. "I had two drinks jflt
this .morning. I didn't notice thit -It
tHtet so bad. I don't see why they ,
don't stop kicking In this town about tn
u.am AP.rlA - anil thA RtlnHV .tATVlyv
and other kinds of service that Is a Kit
better service than tha kickers ever got"
when they waa back on the farm."
"Well, I don't care whether you no-.
tlced or didn't notice anything wren
with the city water," said the Manicure
Lady. "As for me, I know that It Is un
healthy, and you couldn't make me be
lleve nothing else If you stood there talk-"
lng out of one corner of your mouth all ;
day long. Folks like you, George, that,,
waa pever students of eugenics, suro,
don't have the faintest Idea of how to
keep healthy," ' ' .
' 'What Is 'eugenics,' klddo?" asked the ,
Head BaVber. '.".
"It Is the habit of observing the law
of eugene," replied the Manicure Lady.
"It means that unless you know the laws
ef health and sanitarium conditions, you-1
are likely to go to the hospital snd maybe 4
get no return ticket."
"You must mean 'hygiene,' not 'eu-"f
gene."' corrected the Head Barber,',
who beaming face showed that for once
he bad won in an argument and knem
it. - " ' :' ' .- ". -r
"I goes I don't talk no mur to yjr
mis swiernoon, reiurn'q cno Manicure
Lady, "You are too thick." J
"Maybe so," admitted the Head Bar-'
ber, "but every time I see you In one of
them light duck suits It seems to me tnit,
you ain't very thin yourself."
..When a Thing's Beyond Explaining -j
- By BEATRICE FAIRFAX,
him? Curious fool men they approve. Girls are permitted
Why did she
Is human love the growth of human
WII17 liora Byron.
A girl fll In love with a man
world lifts Its hands in m?e, . ,
"Whatever," It asks, "does she see In
him?" . '
A question as bid as love Itself, and
one that has never been answered
Such strange matches are made Ntht
one wonacri Bomeurnvs II cupia is ner
only blind, but Insansc. For surely no
one with sanity would have made such
misfits ef matrimony?
A girl Is taught to abhor a certain
type of man. She learns the lesson.
Indeed, often she abhors that type with
out having heard a parental warning. It
seems to be her nature to despise that
characteristic most prominently In the
man she later meets. And loves!
This happens so often that on must
eonelude the heart and the liead met
In conflict, and tha heart wen.
It Is so sure to win that the only
safeguard parents can throw around a
girl to prevent her from loving the
type of man they abhor, and which aU
In her tane moments abhorred, Is to
limit her acquaintances to th type of
Shirtwaist Days J
By CHESTER FIRKINS
Whether pink or white or blue,
Whether pink or pk--bo.
Here's a welcora unto you,
Of s 11 Summer comers blest,
You're the brightest and the best;
Every Wintry clothing pest
Ob, .but aren't we glad to be
From those "ladles' ults" set free,
Mi the ugly, crochety
A the May-time (lowers save
Country glad from Winter'a grave, .
Bo you give the city pave ; .
Summer's pote. ' :, .'
Trim and dainty, tried and true, -You
are democratic todi
For the Many, llke'tbe Fwf
Hall your fame. ., V:.;
. At her factory jpaehln
Sadie wear you; Fashion's queen
In ber gleaming limousine
Does the same.
Welcome, little Summer Waist! "
Though they say you're hot.atralght
' laced, . '.':-. ' . . ..
Let such pedantry be placed ' ' k
Out of view.
Chtc and charming, new ami. neat, ;
What has earth that's half so sweet
Save the girls, who bless the street,
acquaintance with men who are not de-
slrable aa friends, and much less de-
slrable aa sweethearts.
It has been said, and it Is proven
every day, that a father will permit a
young man to take his daughter out
with whom he would not trust hit horse. 1
And mothers ar Just a lax. They.'
know their daughters have made a new'
acquaintance. Often they do not know"
how, ' and usually they don't know'
whom. The young man calls, and Is well"
treated. He takes the girl out frequently,
he. calls regularly, love develops, n4.
then, and not till then, do the parenta
Investigate. " '
The Investigation leads to alarm, but'.
It la made too late. The mischief has''
been done. ' The girl they taug'ht to abhor, ,
certain characteristics (n men. has fallen
In love with a man who possess all,, I
or the worst of them.
They wonder at her. They rnarvel that"
all their years of training should have -so
little effect. ,,';,
They should wonder at themselves. Ttiero:
should marvel that parents can be go
They knew the destination o( a eertaW1"
path and saw their daughter start on it
without a single misgiving.
They welcomed the young man manyi
times, and their welcome and lack -of,''
disapproval helped to win him a way?
in "her neart. , a--
They know that love Is not the growth""
of human will. Therefore they should'
have seen to It that their daughter did;
not have opportunity to meet to know,
to love a, man of whom they could noV'
approve. -. ,;.
The blame for the tragedy of a mW-'-placed
love rests on their shoulders.
A woman's real secrets never show tp
In her diary. Z j-
The avarag married man doesn't feel-.
Sorry or a bachelor. ';',
The perils of Urine to set rich oiriek'-:
ar iftHII In AvidAnp -.
A man would rather stone his neigh,.',
bor's dog than rock a baby.
Some women delight In shnwinr hnw
agreeable they can be-to strangers. " i:
A wise man listens when his wlf talks' -
at least, he listens for the last word. v.
Many a good woman Drava for her hua'-;
band, but she keeps an eye on hlra just''
He's the meanest kind of a. thi.f mh
win rbb his own family to dv for an.
If. durinar riiiirtahln vn,,r. ..n'.
a. girl that he's unworthy of her aha
doesn t believe It any more than be :
means it.-Chlcago News,
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