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The man's wife baa deceived .him. 8he
confesses It and says she is sorry and
swears she will never deceive him again.
Shall he take here back and try to be
lieve her again? 1 .
She has -always
been a- good ... wo
man before this.
She is the most
little wife in the
word. She makes a
real home for the
man, and there Is a
little boy; a little
clear-eyed boy, who -loves
. his . mother
and thinks she is
the most perfect be
ing on earth. What
shall the man do?
He wants to know.
That's the worst part of it he wants
to know. - , i
If he only knew . himself now, there
any doubt of what to do. If he could
not forgive her, then the' thing would be
settled right then and there; If he could
forgive her, and feel all right about It,
who is' there to interfere- by one single
syllable? .., - SVi.v .s
But he doesn't know, he can't decide.
"I leve her," says the man in his tet
ter. "I love her and I believe she really
loves me: She is a helpless little thing,
and I don't see what she can do without
me,' and I believe it would kill the boy
to part hira from his mother. What is the
right thing for me to do? I want to do
the right thing, just the right thing;
that's all." .
Bless your heart, man alive, I wonder
what you are! So big that you are almost
godlike, or so small that you are be
Do yqu want to forgive the woman be
, k .caJse you love her and are sorry for
her and anxious to do the right thing
for the boy?
If that's your idea why, then, hats off
.to a man, every inch of him.
You are doing the noblest, , kindest,
bravest, truest thing a man can do.
Or do you want to take her back be
cause you can't be comfortable without
her? Do you care so little for her that
you don't care what she has done, so
long as you can have her again?
That's different, quite different.
Do you know where you stand your
self? The path of a man who takes a woman
back because he doesn't quite know
where he could get as good a house
keeper is never strewn with roses, or
even poppied, and it should not be.
I've known such men; one I think of
In particular. His wife ran away from
him with his dearest friend, and he fol
lowed the pair and begged the woman to
go home with him ; and the woman
went, and that man never let her have
one moment's peace again.
He twitted her, tormented her, sus
pected her, until she ran away again,
and this time she stayed away, and all
the man's world despised him and
avoided him as they would avoid a
"Ho-o" blew the fog horn over the bay.
"I subbose," said Captain Pinochle sar
castically, aa the noise died away, 'lyou
vlll ,..be bringing' vun of dem fishing
stories aroundt soon.'' ""
"I was going to tell you one today,"
replied the pilot pleasantly; "it hap
pened last, Sunday when I went to the
'Ranks " . . " . . - .
"I eggspegte'd id" sighed the captain.
"Veil, vot Iss diss new lie of yours?"
"This Is a true one,", averred the pilot
In spite of the captain's look of incred
ulity. "There was a man on board the
excursion boat who had a dog with
him. In the afternoon the man got tired
of fishing and fell asleep on the deck.
Would you believe It" .
"I Vouldn't." said the captain.
"Well, anyway," the pilot went on,
"this dog held the line while his master
was asleep, and when he got a bite he
would bark and bark until the roan woke
up and pulled in the fish."
"I guess dot vass a flea bite dot dog
pot,' said the captain; "dots der only
kind of a bite I effer knew a dachshund
"Perhaps you can tell a better one,"
said the pilot scornfully.
"If I couldn't I vould neffer haf re
ceived my captain's papers," was the
reply. "Diss story iss aboud der vunder
fui ducks dot dey haf in New Zealand.
2d takes ten year to train a duck so dot
creature with leprosy, and I ' always
thought he did have moral leprosy. .
I knew another man who did the same
thing, but for quite a different reason.
He went away on a long journey, and
while he was gene a man he knew made
a fool of the man's wife, and she threw
her good name to the winds and followed
the false friend, who brought her poor
silly feet to the road of agony. And when
her husband knew he went after his wife,
and he took her home and comforted her,
and stood her friend, and no one ever
dared tq hint to the man that any one
but he himself and the wife and the other
man knew of the wretched heart-breaking
story. . . . ,
And all who knew the real truth of the
affair admired and respected the man, for
they knew that he did what ha did be
cause he realised that his wife was a
foolish, light-headed girl and that the
husband should not have left her alone
so long. And they know that he took her
back, not to gratify a whim of Ms own,
not to minister to his comfort, not to
have her and keep her no matter what
aha was, just because she could make htm
comfortable, but because he loved her in
the higher sense. He loved her enough
to protect her from her "own folly and
his own carelessness. And In all his little
world ,no man walked more In the light
of esteem and friendship that that matt.
Another I knew once, long ago, In the
A girl came from an orphan asylum to
a great city., . She was in love with a boy
who had been at the same asylum, and
the boy was in love with her, and they
had promised to marry each other as
soon as the boy had a home for the girl.
The boy went to the wild lands and took
up a claim, and In time built a little
house of logs, and wrote the girl that
he was coming to take her home.
And when the girl received the letter
she was in a hospital very 111.' and she
held In her arms a little child, a child of
misery and disgrace.
She was very young and very helpless,
and the man who had brought the cruel
shame upon her was a man of experience
and cunning, and she had had no more
chance, against him that a. little whiver
lng, white rabbit has against a snake.
So she wrote the boy she really, loved
in spite of it all and told him she could
never be any man's wife, and told him
And the boy who was brought up In
the asylum did not . write and answer.
He went instead to the great city and
to the hospital, and there was a wedding
in. the ward, and when the bride and
groom left the man carried in his arms
a little helpless child. I could have
knelt on the ground and kissed the great
coarse shoes he wore, and so could the
girl he rescued from herself.
I saw that man and that woman not
long ago. They have a comfortable home,
a growing family, and the eldest son is
growing up to be the prop and stay of It.
I think that husband and wife have
forgotten everything but their mutual
love and trust.
What shall you do, oh man with the
struggling soul? Search your own heart
and find there the answer.
he can catch fish there-"
"A duck catch fish!" exclaimed the
"Just der same as dot dog you vass
beefing abpud," said the captain wlther
ingly. "Veil, der vey dey do It las to
tie a piece of line mlt a hook und a
worm on it to vun of der duck's legs
Den dey set der duck swimming In der
ocean of der lake, Vicneffer happens to
be in der place. Freddy soon a fish
hooks himself on der line. Den the duck
he svlms to der shore as hard as he can
and der owner of der duck takes off der
"Veil, der vass vun verry vunderful
duck dot a friend of mine named Hans
precken owned vunce. Diss duck vass
very Intelligent animal, so my friend got
lota of fish. Vun dey be saw dot der
duck had a fish, but der duck vou'l not
come to der shore. He kept svlmmlng
around and around und my friend vass
puuled. Preddy soon he seen der duck
vass in trouble und he put oud In a boat
and dragged it in. Vot do you subbose?
Dia duck had felt a small fish an der
hook, so Instead of coming ashore he
kept svlmmlng and svlmmlng, knowing
dot pretty soon a big fish vould come
along and svallof der smaller fish. Und
dot Is just vot happened. Ven my
friend pulled der duck Into der boat dere
vass a parrot fish on der hoct dot
veighed vun hundred and .
"Ho-0," blew, the fog b ju
The Right Road. to Health The0irlwiththePneTeaFigttre
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By ANNETTE KELLERMANN.
I never like to hear a woman "knock
ing" this age and the habits and customs
of the women of today.
There never was a better time to live
in than the present century, and as for
ua women, we ought all to be mighty
glad that we were born In the days of
athletics and the suffrage agitation, even
If we have to take hobble skirts and
some other follies along with our bless
The everyday woman Of olden times
was not as good looking as the average
woman of today, nor was she as healthy
or as well formed. -
We have a better chance from baby
hood than queens of olden days, who
were born In the purple, but who
lacked the knowledge that modern science
la instilling Into the average nurse and
The child of today has the right to be
born healthy and under happy circum
stances, and now, with the science of
eugenics, it will soon be a sin to bring
a bidly formed child Into the world, pro
vided, of course. Science and knowledge,
could have prevented that misfortune.
Science Is teaching us to prevent and
cure most deformities which the women
of olden tlmea covered up with pads,
hoop sklrta, bustle and balloon sleeves.
The dressmakers of great-grandmother's
time never expected their customers to
have symmetrical figures. I knew one
who Is of the third generation of dress
makers, and who learned all the tradi
tion of her grandmother. She told me
that even the most celebrated beauties
of forty or fifty year ago depended on
their dressmakers for the symmetry of
their figures, and not on athletic and
exercise a they do new.
"My mother wouldn't believe that when
I tell a customer she has one hip larger
than th other, the woman will go and
exercise until she cures the defect," said
this young designer. 'In the old days
she would just say to the dressmaker,
Go pad the other hip.' " .
To cling to physical defects which you
can cure is merely a sign of laslness, and
It Is not fashionable to be lasy, so the
mothers of tomorrow, who are learning a
thing or two from their dressmakers
about their Irregular figures, are turning
to people like me for Instruction to
remedy these defects.
Lots of models have one hip higher
than the other, and usually the shoulder
of that side Is a trifle lower than It
ought to be. This may not be perceptible
when one la young, but the fault becomes
more and jaotft Jffintnf vt. Tin filJia,
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1912.
Now that We 0ne
MISS ANNETTE KELLERAIAXX.
Silhouette by Clara De Beers of the Winter
"STAND ENTIRELY WITH THE
WEIGHT ON THE LEFT FOOT."
and If not corrected one lands In old age
a little old woman with a distinctly Ir
Both these defects; the high shoulder
and the large hip may come during
school days when the little girl balances
too many or too heavy school books
under one arm, and lets them rest on
her slim hipbone. This becomes a habit
and the child gets more and more one
sided, especially if she always carries her
books under her right arm as you will
notice most children do.
I hope some day some wise person will
make school books that are durable aa
well as-very light. Or perhaps we will
borrow the good German fashion of
carrying the school books in a little
satchel strapped around the shoulders
and hanging at the back. This has no
bad effects, provided the books are not
In tho meantime, our school girls go
on resting their books on their hips, and
when they wear bad shoes, that Is, shoes
witb JUijh. mi WobWy heela,UU j?osi-
TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND PRESS
Trie. AKin oAvanm""
tlon not only ruins the figure, but Is ex
ceedingly bad for the health, as the high
heels turn In, the ankles turn out, and
the entire figure is out of balance.
You can't give too much attention to
your child's shoes, for upon thtlr com
fortable, sensible and hygienic build de
pends the poise of the child's figure in
walking. No young girl should wear a
high heel and certainly a child should
never be allowed to wear some of those
outlandish French slippers, which we see
on the youthful and unformed foot. A
low, flat heel, a well arched shoe, with
suitable length and width is necessary
So much depends on the shoo that I
want you to imprecs this or. your own
mind and get sensible shoe-gear before
you try to correct your daughter' bad
habits of standing, which have con
tributed to make the one hip larger than
the other, or to make one. shoulder sag.
Occasionally these defects arise from
a spinal difficulty and a physician should
be consulted, the spinal column being
carefully examined. For the rest, the
girl or woman- who has this uneven
figure must think about It constantly,
and with conscious effort she must ele
vate the shoulder that Is, too low and
pull down the shoulder that is too high.
If the left shoulder Is the lower one,
stand entirely with the weight on the
left foot, hold the chest Out, bring the
left arm up close to the head and the
right arm out at the side level with the
shoulder. Take a deep breath, press the
right arm backward and stretch up ener
getically on the other side. Now swing
the arm that, Is lip backward and for
ward making, very small circles. Put all
Drawn for The Bee by Tad
Ex-Convict Denounces Prison Barbarity rJ i
Selected by EDWARD MABKHAM.
Donald Lowrle. f6rmerjy' a prisoner in
Can 'Quenttn, but evidently a man with
a. sense of justice and honor, has written
a startling book, "My Life in Prison."
telljng without malice of certain bar.
bar Ism In . prison methods. He cries
out especially against the straltjacket
and other treatment of ' "Incorrlglhles,"
which In his time waa permitted. I duote
from his volume: j
"The straltjacket conrlsts of a piece of
canvas about four and one-half feet
long, cut to fit about the human body.
When spread out on the floor It has th
same shape as the top of a coffin, broad
near one end for th shoulders, and taper,
ing either way. Big brass eyelets run
down the side. , It Is manufactured In
various slses, and Is designed solely as
an Instrument of torture.
"Upon being sentenced to th jacket,
the prisoner Is first taken to the cloth
ing room, where he Is stripped, of. the
clothing he ha on and is given and
old suit, consisting of shirt, trousers and
"A guard, armed with a loaded can,
then escorts him to th dungeon, where
a atralghtjacket that will fit snugly Is
selected. . This jacket .It spread out on
the floor and the prisoner ordered to 11
face down upon it, The sides are then
gathered up over his back and a rope
about the slse of a window cord is laced
through the eyelets.
"If the word has been passed to 'give
him a cinching,' the operator places his
foot upon the victim's back in order to
get leverage as h draws the rope taut,
and when the lacing Is finished the rem
nant of rope Is wound about the trussed
body and tied.
"Then the victim I rolled over on his
back and left to' think it over. H t left
In one of the dungeon cell, where there
1. no light, and where It Is cold and
"Several year ago It waa no unconv
mon thing tor a prisoner to b rolled in
old blankets before the jacket was ap
"This was done for two reasons. First,
if th prisoner were thin the blanket
eliminated any possibility of the packet
fitting him loosely; second, when It was
desired to give the victim a 'sweat' a
well a a queze. the blankets served
"At that time there was no limit to
the duration of this punishment. Twenty-four
hours was th ordinary sentence,
but I know of many cases wher men
were. kept 'cinched up' for a week and
in one Instance for ten day.
"Just stop and think what that meant.
Bound in a coarse, heavy canvas so
that the hands and legs were held rigid,
and left to lie without relief for days.
Trusncd up on Monday and not untrussed
until the following Sunday.
"During that time the victim must re
main recumbent, without moving, and
could only vary hi position by rolling
over on his side or upon hi face on the
Some of the physiological details conse
quent upon this prolonged torture are too
horrible to be repeated here. The reader
I further told that "once each day, in
the evening, attendant used to go down
and hold a tin of water and a crust of
the strength into this exercise that you
can'; exhale and relax, and then repeat
until you r tired.
New raise the shoulder that is too low,
depressing the ether on. Move fa
shoulder that 1 raised around as much
as possible. In scrt of a rotary move
ment, g ing forward frst and then back
ward. Exercise on suoulder at a time,
trying to elevate tho shoulder which
need Ufting, and dp- th shoulder
that Is too high. On tw street or wher
ever you aie, rimembr to lift th low
shoula-jr; titl a If you hd a very heavy
weight In tin othtr hand, a weight which
was .lig;r.g iuit shoulder down. Many
ueopi have corcted this fault without
going to a gymnasium and without giv
ing any extra .in to exercise, but by
thinking of it constantly, and by eleva
ting the droopln; shoulder at all tlmea
Remember not to sink the chest, and to
practice deep breathing In combination
with thuse exercises. ;
Now for the hip. If your right hip is
too large stand on a little footstool with
your weight on the left foot; hold to a
chair or wall, drop the right foot over
the side of the tool. press down as If a
heavy shoe were dragging the foot, swing
the leg always with the sen of drag,
winging from the hip backward and
forward very alowly.' Wherever you are
try and remember to correct your un
even figure by standing with your weight
perfectly balanced and holding In the
one hip that Is loo large. If you must
stand on one foot, as so many people
do, stand on the side of the undeveloped
bread to the victim's Hps. This
known as 'feeding time.' ,-.
"When the jacket was laced brutally
a waa frequently the case, the victim?,
could scarcely, breathe, ill, hand snA'"
feet would 'die,' they would become oold
and Inanimate, and he would suffer th
plns-and-needles sensation that one get.
if one holds th feet or arms in one poslv'.
tlon for any length of time.
'Quite often, when the jacket wa r-:"
moved, the victim could not stand, but-, .
wa obliged to grovel and wiggle on th .
floor like a snake to restore circulation., 4
And when the blood began to return to
the deadened parts th torture was ex
cruciating. . ' i ' f
'There la no regulation limiting the..,
period of time that this alternation six
hours In, six hour out may be con
tinued. Not only this, but. realizing that' '
as a means of extorting 'confession.' the'
torture of the jacket ha been reduced
by the six-hour limit. It is clnchud witH "
much greater severity.
"I know of Instances of comparatively; t
recent occurrence where the victim has
screamed and begged tor mercy within "
the hour after being 'cinched up.' A,
trusty, known as 'the dungeon man,' has
a Utile ahack just outside the dungeon
door, and I have seen him come up ta '
the offlco and report that a man vho
had been jacketed for half an hour waa :
ready and eager to 'confess.' ' "
"I've seen men thrown Into the lacket"
on Saturday afternoon for not bavin;',"
their task don for the week, rtav there
on bread and water until Monday morn- ;
ing, and then to be run to the mill and '
expected to get out their task tor the
next week. If they failed it wa a case .
of the jacket again over the next Sunday. ,
A couple of fellows went crazy over this
kind of a deal."
By EDWARD LUCIEN LARKIN.
Take a bar of bard steel, magnetise It, -:
and the adjacent space will be In a very i
peculiar state; and this space Is called '
magnetic field of force; for short, ma-(
nr.tle field. And the energy 1 supposed.,,
to exist In' lines, or flow in lines from v
the north pole of the magnet backward t,
through th neutral line, the equator, to ,r
the aouth pole, and thu complete tbi
circuit. The flow of energy la uppoedm
to be very rapid. N
To magnetize th bar, It must -be-'
touthed by another magnet, or by lodeV
(tone, the magnet made by nature.
We imagine that gold and diamonds arc"
valuable, but a magnetic field is at pre"
ent the most valuable possession of maup
Thus three great standard fundamentals
heat, light and power, can be, and ai,
Incessantly taken out of it. And several-'
billion dollars are now Invested In onj
little apparently trivial act, namely, thab'-r
of moving masse of metal In this moat!
wonderful field. No moving metal mugtl
touch another, the motion Is In space. ?
without contact; the moving molecules ofr
metal must cut or vass through the In'
visible line of fore.
Lay a straight bar magnet on a tabW
with end projecting over. Take a wire;
hold it at right angle to the end of th'6
bar; you have two pieces of metal apv.j
parently udless. Move the wire, and one
of the most extraordinary events within'
the entire range -of human experience"
will occur; electricity will appear in thew '
wire. The line of magnetism being cut
by the atoms of the metal generate eleoV .
trlclty. ' 'r
Move the wire up and down faster. It
will begirt to develop warmth; faster stilly '''
It will become red hot, white hot and,;'
melt. ' , ' -.
Instead of allowing the wire to be de''
stroyed, connect the ends by means of',
another wire; then a new event appear;
a flow cf electricity is set up within.
Move the wire up and the electricity wil-,-flow
In on direction; move down, the.;'
flow will stop during a minute Instant
of time and at once flow In the eppogita1,
dlrectlon. The name of the apparatua iso
magneto. '- , ' "
Look closely into this matter: we havi,"
a straight bar Of steel whose atom at r
saturated or endowed with magnetism,, -i
totally unknown to us. A short piece of'(lf
thick wire, whose end are' connected byi .
a thin wire to complete a path or circuit?
for' electricity; motion and a erie othj
rapid hange In drectlon of motion, - y
An additional name may now be added! -e.
"alternating current magneto." On ther
face of this matter, the word alternating (
1 superfluous because all magnetos set-;'
up or generate alternating currents, or'
momentary Impulses succeeding each. "
other. To secure direct current attt -,
flowing In the same direction external!
devices called comutators must be added.;
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