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THE BEE: OMAIIA, MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1912.
Henpecko the Monk-"She" Lets Him Go Out This Time
Copyright, 1912, National Kewa Asa'n.'
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Married Life the Third Year
Warren Has an Opportunity to Go to London with All Ex
By MABEL HERBERT tJRNER.
"Lunched with Griffen today, had a"
Warren paused, frowning at the black
spot in the baked potato he had just
broken open. "What's the matter with
these potatoes, anyway? They've been
like this fop the
past month." '
"It's so hard to
get good pptatoes
now. Try this one
it looks better,"
and Helen, broke
open another. "Tell
ma about Mr. Grif
fen, dear. Did you
have a nice lunch
eon?" "T h e luncheon
was all right, but
he's blue as the
devil. Don't think
he can close that
Helen looked up
in dismay. Then It
was going to fall
through, after all,
an with It War- -ren's
chances of an Interest In the com
pany. Mr. Grlffen's vigorous and -domln-
atina: personality ' had inspired HOien,
with so much confidence that she could
not quite connect him with failure.
"Oh, It won't cut much ice with him.
He's worth a couple of million at least-
has all the plants he can- look after in
tthe west. But since he's on here for
that mirrase he don't like to sea the
thing passed up." ' '
"And, dear, I had hoped it might mean
so much to you. You know what he
said the night he dined here."
. Warren shrugged his shoulders. "That's
, what we get for building air castles. You
never can tell how these things are com
"Listen, dear isn't that the 'phone?"
"That door shouldn't , be closed. Can't
hear a thing back here," as he rose and
opened the hall door, through which came
a loud Insistent ring.
Helen wondered who it could be that
would talk so long, for it was almost
fifteen minutes before Warren returned
to 'the table
"That was Griffen," as he took up his
napkin. "He wants us to come down
there right after dinner. 'Wants te talk
over some new plans he figured out this
afternoon. He's not the man to give in
"But, Warren, do you mean for me
to go? Can't you talk things over better
"You can talk to Mrs. Griff en. Now
hurry and get ready. He wants- us to
come right down." , .
Helen dressed as quickly as she could
and they took the subway to the hotel,
the huge fashionable hostelry where the
Griffons were stopping.
When they were ushered up to Mr.
Grlffen's suite on the twelfth floor,
Helen was even more impressed with
the lavish appointments than she had
been on her first call.
It was evident that Mr. Griff en was
much preoccupied. He greeted them
briefly and immediately plunged into an
earnest discussion wtth Warren, while
Mrs. Griff en took Helen into an adjoin
ing room and showed her some exquisite
pieces of Italian needlework which she
had bought' for presents to take back
Now and then Helen could hear
snatches of conversation from , the next
room. And when Mrs. Griff en went to
the phone to order up some ice water,
Mr. Grif fen's voice came to her quite
"I'm through with these men I won't
stand for their proposition. They want
it all. I don't wonder these New York
bankers can spend the money they do
if they make such terms as they're of
fering me. Now see here. Curtis, there
are some people in London who know this
property. Do you want to run over and
see what you ean do? This is Tuesday.
Can you leave Saturday? If I can't put
this over in the next month, I shall
simply let the whole matter rest for a
year or so until I can finance it myself,
gut what do you say to trying out
Helen listened breathlessly for Warren's
answer, but as be was sitting further
from the door she could hear his voice
but not what he said.
Yes, I know this is a quick decision."
Mr. Gti.f fen's voice was sharp and jn
j cisfve.-: "But that's the way I do busl-
ness-jiuick decisions. Take it or leave lii "Bui, &W, they wouldn't look at It
That's the principle I've always worked
on. Now I'll make you"
But here Mrs. Grif fen came in with
some pieces . of Oriental embroidery,
which Helen was forced to look at and
admire, while straining every nerve to
catch the conversation from within.
Then the' bellboy came up with the tee
water. Evidently Mr. Grif fen heard the
clinking ice, for he called out:
."Got some ice water' there, mother?
Let's have some in here."
As Mrs. Griffen took the pitcher in, he
added heartily, ."You and Mrs. Curtis
had better come In here. We're talking
of sending her husband to Europe guess
she'll be interested in that. Jove!" as
he gulped down a glass of Ice water,
"this high seasoned hotel food keeps me
thirsty all the time."
Helen needed no urging, and she slip
ped into a big tapestried chair beside
Warren. He did not glance up when she
entered; he was frowning steadily before
him, intent on the proposition so sud
"Now, I've had some correspondence
with two or three of these, London con
cerns," lighting a fresh cigar and push
ing the box toward Warren. "I hadn't
thought seriously of taking the thing up
over there this year. But I believe now
I will. If you, want to go over, I'll pay
your expenses. If you fail you'll be out
only your time. If you put things
through-welt, it will be worth your while.
Now, what do you say?"
Even Warren, who was usually pretty
direct and decisive in business matters,
was not quite prepared for the swift,
high-handed methods of this vigorous
westerner. It was too serious a thing
and Involved too much for him to give
an Immediate answer.
well, take till tomorrow then,"
agreed Mr. Griffen, as h saw Warren's
hesitation. "Think it over and let me
know then. But if you go I would want
you to go Saturday. I'm anxious to get
back home and want the thing under way
before I start or I'll drop it altogether.
Talk it over with your wife here," turn
ing to Helen. "She;, may have something
to say. What do you think, Mrs. Cur
"Oh, I know so little about it," mur
mured Helen, plainly disconcerted. Then
with a tremulous. li.ttle laugh, "And Lon
don seems so dreadfully far away."
. "But -you would go,' too, wouldn't you?'
interrupted Mrs. . Griffen. Then, turning
to her husband: "Why. John, you
wouldn't send Mr.' Curtis without his
It was plain that Mr. Griffen had not
Intended to include Helen, and for a mo
ment he hesitated. But in the few weeks
that Mrs. Griffen had been in New York,
She had grown very fond of Helen and
was grateful for being taken about the
eity in which she felt so bewildered. And
now as her eyes met her husband's, they
Must have held an unusual appeal, for
be said laughingly.
"All right, Mrs. Curtis is Included, and
I'm sure the trip will be more successful
if she's along. Now you talk It over to
night and let me know in the morning."
Later, when they left the hotel, they
rode almost half the way home before
either of them spoke. ' Helen was almost
afraid to venture any question or com
ment, tor she knew by Warren's frown
ing eyes that he was thinking Intently
and did not wish to be questioned. But
at . last she could bear the silence no
"Oh, do you think we could go?" in
almost an awed tone.
"Don't know. Can't settle, a thing like
that in a moment. That's Grlffen's way
of doing business but it's not mine. He's
all right, he's square and all that, but
I'm not sure that I want to leave my
affairs here and go off on an uncertainty.
It would mean all of six- weeks. I'd
have at least a month there. That's a
good long time.
To Helen, whose brain had been in a
whirl at the mere thought of a trip
abroad. Warren's hesitation had a sub
duing effect. It seemed such a wonder
ful opportunity a month in London with
all expenses paid.
To most women that phrase "all ex
penses paid," seems a magical on. Tbey
never consider the time or the business
lost in other ways. They consider only
that there will be "no expenses;" For a
woman invariably overlooks the bigger
things for the smaller and more obvious
""But, Warren, if you do decide to go
do you think I could really go, too?"
"If you go I'll' pay your expenses. I'll
not let any other man do that not even
Griffen. You're not an object of charity.".-
The Making of a Pretty Girl
Ih Charm of a
; By MARGARET TH1TBBARD AVER.
'The imost (beautiful girl 1 ever isaw ws
ia young .American girt of (German de
scent. Every ;artist in town .wanted -.ti"
ipaint Iher, but ,they and the Test (Of ihi
community -would ihave ibeen iperfecjy
(satisfied its he lhad never .spoken :a twoxI
for tthe imlnute ;st)e topened iher unautt
:her charm iand ibeauty .vanished ias iif lb
jiiaglc. :he literally .had the voice I a
If you have ever 'heard a peanut
:" n, or what ever you call thai molss
it makes, take the first opportunity yoa
(. 1,1 f to the 300 or to some gardei,
v.'iiti-tf tiieie arc peacocks and Ifctesi to
tills beautiful girl making an unspeak
ably ugly noise. After you hear the pea-
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N h ) r t ? q
SI 3 ! r vm y: 1 v M N, J
THE GIRL WHO CONTINUALLY GIG GLE8.
cock scream, you will know why the dove
with its gentle and beautiful voice, is
the emblem of all that is sweet and
lovely, while the peacock is just an orna
The greatest charm a pretty girl can
have is a low and musical voice.
No matter how pretty you are, you
can't afford to neglect this especial
charm, and no matter how homely you
are, you will never lack attention if
you have an agreeable Voles.
There Is no reason why every girl
should not cultivate a good speaking
voice, and there is absolutely no ex
cuse for the ugly, nasal squeak per
petrated by soma of our girls and called
"The voice is the man himself," said
a celebrated poet, and we're all judged
at once by our voices and our speech.
More and more attention Is being paid
to voice culture In the public school.
and every girl whose attention is called
to the necessity of training herself to
speak well will find some one who can
help her by example and instruction.
The most common fault we have is
speaking with a nasal twang, or speak-
"Well, I would."
Helen turned away her face to hide her
tremulous disappointment. Then she
could not go.
Dit Warren really believe It would
seem like charity for Mr. Griffen to pay
her expenses? Or was this attitude only
a pretext? Did he simply not want her
"Remember, George, dear, you prom
ised, if your man were nominated, to give
me 1100 for-a summer gown?"
"Oh-dld I say that?" ,
"Yes you did say just that!"
"Ah,' yes,-I remember now! But, my
dear, that was before I became a dls-
ninla of th recall." Judfa,
ing through the nose, as it is called. It
Is wrong to say that one talks through
the nose, when one makes this ugly
sound, because as a matter of fact, one
doesn't talk through the nose; one is
pinching the nose, so that the sound
is partly cut off from it. People speak
this way from a kind of habitual lazi
ness and no one has to continue In this
One of the simplest exercises for cul
tivating a goqd voice Is to find out first
on what tones of the musical scale you
generally talk. Then take a very deep
breath and make the vowel sounds a,
e, 1 , o, u, on these tones of the speak
ing voice. By taking a deep breath,
you will be forced to place your speak
ing tone right. People who speak with
a nasal twang don't breathe deeply, and
don't have a good pressure of air, as
a sort of bellows under theit speech.
Take some simple little poem that you
know, and repeat it, breathing deeply
before each word; exaggerate the words
Slightly, making them softer and lower
and rounder in tone and quality, than
you habitually do. You will find in a
short time that your voice will become
more musical, lower and sweeter in qual
ity, than you habitually would do. You
will find in a short time that your voice
will become mors musical, lower and
sweeter in quality.
A great many girls have ugly voices
because they are really too lazy to open
their mouths when they talk, and to
enunciate carefully with their lip. Beau
tiful enunciation makes a good shaped
pair of lips, and to pronounce words care
fully and distinctly will Improve the
shape of the mouth, besides placing you
at once among the class of people who
care for good English well spoken and
Every one of us uses more slang than
we ought to, and young girls especially
are very slipshod in their choice of Eng
lish. Now while you're quite young you
will think it doesn't matter, but later on
It will be almost Impossible for you to
break yourself of the habit of using
slangy expressions, and as we are so
often judged by the way we talk, under
certain conditions you are likely to make
a vety bad Impression.
The manager of a big store the other
day was telling me that In engaging em
ployes, he always took the gldls who
spoke nicely, and who had pretty voices,
and gave them the best positions.-
"A girt with a pretty voice can charm
the most Irate customer, and soothe the
angry shopper. But If you put a girl with
an ugly voice behind the counter, no mat
ter how good her disposition is, that voice
Is a first-class business asset," said this
man, and long before him the poet said,
" 'Twas an excellent thing In a woman."
I love the girl who giggles when she
Is young, and I must say the grown
woman giggler Is usually a bore, and the
giggle loses its musio when the girl gets
out of her teens. A charming laugh,
enough, but not too much of it. Is part
of the attraction of the pretty girl. But
there are very few women who laugh
I remember listening to a class of girls
learning to laugh. It was a terrible
crdeal. Some of them cackled, some of
them guffawed, only one or two suc
ceeded In producing a laugh that was
joyous and musical.
Listen to yourself laughing; keep your
ear keen to your own defects, and find
out whether your laugh Is musical or
ugly. You can correct an ugly laugh
without making youvself affected and
Don't laugh all the time, but when
you do laugh, laugh heartily and with
an open throat like a child. The child's
laughter la beautiful and perfect. It is
only when we try to laugh at things that
aren't funny, and when we become self
conscious, that our laughter loses tie
natural joyous quulUy which it had whn
we were children, and another charm
Little Tilings that Count
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
I do believe the common man's task is
hardest. The hero has the hero's In
spiration that lifts him to his labor. All
great duties are easier than the little
ones, though they cost far more blood
and agony.-Phllllps Brooks.-
The story is told that at a great revival
a little serving maid arose to her feet
and confessed Christ
She wanted to be a better girt, she said,
and at subsequent meetings site testified
that she was better; that she knew it
and felt it.
"How do you know you are better than
you were?" asked the great leader of the
service, expecting a far different answer
than the one he got.
The little maid hesitated. Then she
looked down at the floor and In a voice
that was scarcely audible, she said, not
without some pride: "I sweep under the
The great leader was a student of the
human heart. He didn't belittle her
proof that nor soul had been saved. He
recognised in her awakening desire to do
well all the tittle common deeds of life,
an ambition greater than some far
greater personages have ever, known.
Do you sweep under the mats?' The
question Is not asked In Its literal sense,
for there are many women and girls who
have tasks to perform which do not In
clude acquaintance wtlh a broom handle.
But there are mats la every walk of
life and they must be swept under If
we do our duty to ourselves and to those
The girls who read this all have some
work to perform. I am truly sorry,'; for
them If they haven't, for it is the great
est Incentive recreation knows, and the
greatest comfort sorrow can call to its,
Every work, no matter If It be trivial
or onerous, if It be trifling or Important,
should be don well. Doing It well means
there should be no neglect where neglect
might not be apparent.
The task becomes one of dignity it it
Is well done. It dignifies and honors
the laborer. An important task that is
slighted does him dishonor.
It I a proof that some' one put a
trust in him which he has never de
served. No, one, to go back to the broom which
figured in the little maid's testimony,
every climbed to greater tasks by doing
tndirferent and careless sweeping of the
steps as he climbed.
. It is the little task well done that
makes greater tasks possible. And it is
with the greater tasks there come greater
responsibilities and greater rewards.
Even in the matter of attire, girl
should remember what this little maid
It Isn't enough to have pretty clothes,
a good appearance on the outside. There
must be neatness underneath.
if this little .maid had polished the
floor carefully, not lifting the, matt,
but working around them, and a care
less step had revealed the dust under
neath, the sight would not be more
shocking than one seen on the streets
A srlrl appears with her dress, her hat,
her gloves, her shoes, in perfect order
and neatness. A wind blows her dress and
reveals a frayed skirt underneath. Or
there hangs below that perfectly kept
dress skirt a binding of her petticoat.
She was thinking only of outward sho
when she dressed. She forgot one thins;
that is more Important, and that Is neat
ness all the way through. 8he didn't
"sweep under the mats," to quote the
little serving maid. A, '
Better a dress not so expensive and a
little money left to buy neat looking
skirts underneath. Better good, strong
lisle hose that will wear than silk hose
that may be In good condition In the
morning and that may have holes In the
heels by night.
Better an Inexpensive glove that can
be replaced when worn out than a costly
glove with holes In the fingers,
1 Better common buttons and every one
on, than expensive ones that can't well
be replaced when one drops off.
Better a hat that will stand the storms
than a costly one that goes to pieces In
the first shower, and that must be worn
the . rest of the season because It cost
so much the wearer can't afford another.
Better always neatness than a style
too costly to maintain In perfect order.
In dress as in work, the Importance of
little details, the value of order and
neatness, even where order and neatness
may make no showing, must never be
Remember the little maid who swept
under the mats; she was neat whore neat
ness was not apparent to the casual
glance, and there la no greater proof of
faithfulness, order or ability.
f , . "
The Manicure Lady I ;
"l see this Graham girl has sued Mister
Stokes for 1100,000," said the Manicure
Lady.. "Gee, George, there is a smart lit
tle girl, don't you think?" t
"Yes, I think," replied the Head Bar
ber, "and I think that the old cove she Is
suing Is a pretty smart sort himself. I
wonder bow much of that hundred thou
sand she I really going to collect."
"I suppose you think she won't get no
damages at all," said the Manicure Lady,
"it's funny how callous men U when it
Isn't one of their own sect that Is Inter
ested." "You mean 'sex not 'sect,' corrected
the Head Barber. " 'Sect,' means a Meth
odist." "You are mighty part this morning,
ain't you?" snorted the Manicure Lady.
"If you don't stop that measly habit of
yours, George, setting me right when I
ain't wrong, I am going to stop talking
to you and talk to some of them stupid
customers that Is all the time coming in
to have their nails did. I like to talk to
a bright follow like you, but bright fel
lows is sometimes kind of offensive on ac
count of them being so bright."
"I beg your pardon, klddo," said the
flattered Head Barber. "I didn't mean
to give you no offense. What were you
going to say about the new law suit?"
"Oh, I was just thinking that she
ought to get a little dough out of that
big hotel man, enough to start a tittle
boarding house or a millinery store, or
something like that. Lots of girts have
risen to wealth, George, from a small
bank roll. I had a chorus girl friend
out west that sued a gent for $10,000, and
with the $700 that she finally got she
started a dressmaking shop and changed
her name from Llszle Murray to 'Elsie.'
She put that single name on her plate
glass door. In gilt letters, and after she
learned broken English Instead of good
English the money came rolling In.
"Every woman that she called
'Madam,' with the accent strong on the
last syllable, forgot that she was the
same as being swore at and ordered
three or four fancy French gowns, with ,
flounces on the front and enough hooks
on the back to make her husband wish,
he was single again. That's what I sup
pose this shooting show girl will do if
she manages to jimmy a little dough out
of Mister Stokes. Girls has to get along- v
somehow, you know, and when they '
ain't married to no sturdy oaks, or Jokes, , .
or anybody, they have to use their wits
a little. It's a harsh world, George, for '
girls that haven't got a family."
"It's a harsh world for the families a
lot of times, too," said the Head Barber',
"Why don't you go and shoot a man
yourself? Pick out some rich New York '
hotel keeper and nick his kneecap a lit.':
tie. That will, get your name In the pa-';
pers, snd your picture. If you don't hap-.-v
pen to miss his kneecap and blow out
his brains Instead, you will get a swell
offer In vaudeville and have your name ;
In big type at a Forty-second street
theater." ' - $
"That sounds pretty good." admitted
the Manicure Lwiy. "I kiiow a rich" '
hotel keeper around there that I would.,
just as soon shoot as net." . 'Zi
Divorce Is the correction of a miss-take. ,
The man who never failed Is unable to -appreciate
The best some people can do is to ex-
press somebody else's opinion. T
Any man looking for a light job should
apply at the gas works. .
If a man has anything he can't give A
away he proceeds to raffle It off. . ;
A woman's dressmaker may be respond ,
slble for the figure she cuts in society. -"
If a man gives you a square deal In
horse trade you can trust him anywhere. '
If some people were to accept your of
fer of a penny for their thoughts, you
would probably get the short end of the '-deal.-Chlcago
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