Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 18, 1912, Page 11, Image 11
THE BEE: ' OMAHA, THURSDAY, JUL? 18, 1912. 11 "fhe cfiecg0 ga zire f)a f e Sherlocko the MonkThe Strange Adventure of the Bathing Suit (Copyright, mx NatL Newa Association) Drawn for The Bee by Gus Mager A DELIGHTFUL CHANCE ID cer avxm to the For. a Cfcf- AwAt FftOM ALU WORRIES DELIGHTFUL IN06ED, WATSO, BUT I FEAR. THAT MAN RUNNIHfi TCWAftO ufe IS BRINGING, US A PROBLEM TO IWTMftUDT J A OUR. UTT1P v v ... ;tt. A Guv vroue ome of W BATHINS SUITS I HE' RENTED IT THIS MOftKMa- ITS AfTER.' 6 NOW AND ttfc HA&'T RETURNED ! POOft FELLOW - iPERHAfii CARRIED OUT TO &CA Wi TOO ALERT' LET US CO INTO Ji.'.''' TH6 cut - Me HUttl COUPLE OF SUTtI) BATHING SLhrl 5 ! lU T 10 1nEL'S A ons of the Youth's me and ' - , that MCT.wa.Tso.itttT Ntfm.Br hiring a Toum'sLl Nickel. r ' now and vmwh , I N vir-M V ' J this phosu-m I bufr and wu uT I I ' l LYS OVER. I Mnsi m J I L n t KfeTURNED ; -"-"l Y Tf5 II -rr 1 20 1 iaiatto. ... Y M ' k, What the Mc Wants in the Evening What the Husband Wants and How the Difference Starts the Domestic Fireworks. ....... T, - .By DOROT1TT DIX. Kim? ' Probably thera is no other ons queatlpn t that gives rise to more arguments and diiputes In the average well-to-do family , than .the amusement problem. ' ..' The wjjre want to so out to places of entertainment. The " husband . wants to ) stay home and read the newspapers. Be-, I suit: ,-Pomes tin - , fireworks. ' ' The wife says: "I am a good ' wlfe and mother, t and a .competent housef eeper.- 4 am thrlftyi industrious . and frugal, and I j am busy - all day doing household t tasks that can make my family com fortable, and . try ing to make my husband's mopey, go as. far 1 as pos sible. By the time night comes I am wevy of ;perfs(rmngr j;'moiiiptonous do mestic duties, and I would like eome change. . I would like to do something that would give a different turn to my thoughts, that would stimulate me, and brighten me up. ... "I love society. I like to .dance. I like a good game of cards. I like people. I am devoted , to the theater.!, enjoy goings occasionally to a restaurant -for dinner . or . supper. I like to see. and be seen, but before I can go anywhere of an evening I have to have a battle royal with -my husband that takes all of the pleasure out of It To get htm to go to a dinner party Is like dragging him to an execution. To induce him to take me to the theater requires a week of hints and persuasion and jollying, and then he sits up with a kill-Joy face and knocks .the actors in the play and yawns I In my face until 1 get so mad I vow I'll never ask him to take me anywhere I again. "We actually have a row over every ' Invitation we get and he puts on his evening clothes with as many groanings 'and mutterings as if he were an early Christian martyr dressing himself to be led out to the stake; "He acta as if being married to him The Senator and the Black Hand Unwonted excitement disturbed , tne usual morning calm of the capitol, when it was whispered that a senator had re ceived a message from , tl "Black Hand."' Immediately there were visions of detectives tracing up every evanes cent clew,' for it had been stated posi tively over the telephone by t-.e senator that he was the victim of a black hand disaster, and the waste-baskets were be ing searched for scraps of information that might lead to finding the letter In which the threat had been made, There was consternation when the senator was encountered on the golf links,, and an excited group of players surrounded him to qui about the alarm ing, missive. "What about that 'Black Hand' letter T" they cried. "What'Black. Hand' letterr asked the senator - absently. , , , "Why, the one you were talking about this, morning." ... .., . r. "I think I threw it In the -waste basket." , . "The waste basket has been searched, but we can find no letter.". ... "We must , have that letter, senator.", put in a young reporter earnestly. "Your co-operation with the press and the of ficers of the law will mean much in--" "Say, young man," broke in the sena tor, 1s this a Joke?" He was cultivating the language necessary for use (with mules) in Intensified farming, and In dulged irr a few epithets before he stated: "That -'Black Hand', Is nothing-nothing at alL I tried to fill my fountain pen' this morning with Indelible ink. and I still have the black hand wth me." For proof he held up an Inky palm which liberal applications of pumice-stone had. failed to whiten. ',. Thus- was the newspaper rumor quieted. The disgusted golfers sauntered away to conceal their feelings, and the senator weiit:back-to his game, wondering why it Was that a man could not even talk about his fountain pen without awaken, lng reportorlal energy and national at ' tenUon.-MltcheU Chappie's Kews Letter. cs blcntc iough for any Woman, and that she ought not to expect of desire any other diversion, while contend that a wife 'Who does her duty, as I do, ts en titled to at least a few of the treats after marriage that a man was ready enough to give her before marriage. When he was courting me my husband wasn't too tired of an evening to take me. to places or meet me at parties. "Besides all this, my husband needs to go out some for his own sake. " A man gets so narrow Who sees nobody but his business associates, . and hears nothing talked about but business, and, in addi tion, we have children for whom it is our duty to make as good a social position as we. cant So It seems to me that my husband is unreasonable not to be will ing to go about with me more." , ' . The man says: ' ) "I work all day under a pressure that my wife does not even understand. I am giving every ounce of strength and vitality that is in me to my business so that I. can give niy family 'every possible luxury; and indulgence, and when night comftsTam utterly, spent, soul. and. body and .brain.." I ; am .'so 1 tired that T don't want to talk,. nor to be talked to, and so nervous that I feel that I would scream if I had to listen to the insane chatter of some foolish woman to whom I was expected to make myself agreeable at dfpner. ' , ' "Alt I want to do is to eat my own dinner in my own house, and sink down in my twn 'particular chair In the library. ana aose along . over the evening paper. More than that, I must have this rest. If I am to hold up my end in the strenuous business competition of today. "Jf I go. to bed at 10 o'clock and get a good night's sleep I attack my problems with a clean,' clear brain the next morn lng, but if I've been 6ut to 1 or 2 o'clock, and eaten a lot of Indigestible stuff, and drunk and smoked too much, my . mind is in as upset a state as my stomach Is. , My Judgment is clouded; "my temper is on eage, and i n literally not fit for business. "Heaven knows I want my wife to have every possible pleasure. It's for her sake and the kids that I toil like a dray horse. let her go to all the matinees, and teas and luncheons and hen parties she wants to, but .why can't she be reasonable and let me have my evenings at home in peace instead of dragging me about to places that bore me stiff, and where every other married man looks like St. Anthony on the gridiron?" And there you are. And so the argu ment goes on over every Invitation, and a banging door en the other, and ' the queer part of it all Is that each side is perfectly right from his or her point of view. , . The solution of the problem Is only to be found, in compromise, and, undoubt edly, it would make for peace In most families if the wife could establish the housemaid's Inalienable right to a night out once a week, on which her .husband Would accompany her whithersoever she Chose to ge without protest. The balance of the time she eould take her pleasures without him at the various afternoon di versions that women have devised to meet this very contingency. It is Unfortunate that the .very dif ference of their fields of labor makes men and women look at this question from opposite angles. The husband, who is seeing new faces every minute of the day, and talking to new people, longs for quiet' and rest in the evening. The woman who has been shut up Jn the house all day, often with no one to speak to, longs for fresh faces and fresh in terests. This . being . true, , why should they not figure out together a working schedule by which the man should cheer, fully go abroad with his wife' a certain number of nights a week, while the bal ance she may remain at home without' feeling -herself a persecuted and domestic slave? One of the chief . reasons why this country leads the world in divorce Is because Americans so often settle this question in the wrong way by the wife and husband each going his or her own way the wife going for society., and the husband going for business, and both landing in Reno, When you meet a mar ried woman traveling alone, or' going to balls and theaters with friends, instead of her husband, you don't need any other tip as to the state of affairs In that family. . . . . ,;- Of course men say that they have to work so hard they haven't time to go about with their wives, but if husbands gave their wives more of their time and personal attention and less money it would "be better for both. ".-- - i After allr it's the people that we play j with who are most necessary to us. The Philosophy of Shoes More Important to Have Your Feet Properly Clothed Than Tour Head. ABOUT TUB LAST THINO THAT A SHOEMAKER WOULD DREAM OF DO- iJNU is TO KSALLY IOOK AT THE FOOT HE 18 TO SHOE. (These pictures are produced by permission from "flood Housekeeping Magaslne"' for July) By GARRETT P. SERVISS. . Dr'.. Woods Hutchinson describes man, in Good Housekeeping magaslne tor July, as "the tenderfoot of the animal king dom," and he goes on to give what no body seems to have thought it worth while to give before, some . good sclen Uflo advice on the subject of shoes. What he says 1s amusing as well as Instructive. ; Dr. Hutchinson makes another state ment which will probably surprise most 'people, although it is evidently true, vis. that men, and women, too, have the biggest feet on earth in proportion to the slse and weight of the animal they carry. The fact is that man. as a product of evolution, has not yet had time to de velop his pedal extremities into the best possible form to serve "the new uses to which he now puts them. Since he quit climbing trees nnd sporting among, the branches in the tropical for ests , of Tertiary times, and . began f stand upon- his - hind paws, he has been more oficerned with the growth of his brain than the development of his feet ' f V II si . Vt if u 1FIF IS IT ANT WONDER THAT OUR COMMONEST DREAM ts Tttat rvic RntTMrt. INCJ IN FIFTY-FOOT QURVES THROUGH AIR LIKE A GIANT KANGAROO? which he Is glad to conceal. He goes stumping along wjth it, without employ ing ono-tcnth part of its real powera The toes are Jammed together, the nat ural points of support are more or less disregarded, and the entire wonderful mechanism is' thrown out of gear. Of course, even savages have to protect the bottom of the foot but their manner of doing so Is, fundamentally, better than ours, for they do pot rob the member of more than half its usefulness. No spurred and booted European could ever match the grace and dignity of locomotion ex hibited by an American Indian striding along In his easy-fitting, moccasins. The sandals of the Greeks and Romans gave at least some opportunity for the feet to perform their natural functions. In .cold climates we have to cover the feet, and leather Is, no doubt all things considered, the very best material that has yet been found for footgear; but the trouble Is that our ways of using It are open to a vast number of objections. The cobbler of genius has yet to appear. Thomas Carlyle forgot the shoes when he ep'ecu- Nature would, no doubt have helped him more rapidly If he had not defeated nearly all her efforts by encasing his feet in hard, unyielding boxes, which, as civilisation has proceeded, have be come' more and more rediculous in their ugliness and their unsultablldty to the proper use -of feet ' ;. The anatomist sees, with admiration. the nice adjustments which nature has made In transforming the hind limbs ot arboreal (tree-climbing) creature of the ape and roonkey type Into the legs and feet of the uprlgnt animal called man, and, at the same time, he views with disgust the manner In which man' has spoiled some of nature's neatest effects. The naked, unconflned and un tormented human foot is a marvel, not only of fit ness for its purpose, but of beauty or form. It is even a finer piece ot natural machinery than the hand, and ordinarily It has harder work to do. But white the hand has been left free to use and de velop all Its latent possibilities, the foot has been cramped and hampered Until. In civilized man It has become a thing MAN IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE IS THE TENDEFQOT Of inu ANIMAL. KINGDOM. lated on the philosophy of clothes. , nvahton Is responsible for more narm. doing in the matter of footgear than in any other of the numberless vagaries with which It delights to worry its sue miBHivB slaves. Nowhere has fashion been so cruel and so defiant of nature's laws as In Us dealings with the feet ixwa at the nameless suffering that It has for centuries inflicted upon hundreds of mil lions) of women in China. But It Is, in this respect, almost equally cruel in what we call more civilized lands. If all the groans and cries of pain that are dally wrung from men, women and children in Europe and America by the excruciating ills that result from ths wearing of tight or wrongly formed or stupidly fitted shoes could be collected and poured forth from one huge megaphone the united sound ot woe would not be pleasant to listen to. When fashion prescribes absurd, head gear we may lament the violence done to our aesthetic sensibilities, but there is, usually, no physical Injury caused by inartistic hats. The case Is different with misshapen shoes. Huge, square-toed shoes that look like river scows, arrow-pointed shoes that resemble in outline tha bow of a college racing boat, turnip-toed shoes that ape the nose of a triceratops, and shoes with dck heels and precipitous fronts that make women sway like ballet dancers or totter like inexperienced stilt walkers, are a source of positive injury as wall as of discomfort to the wearers. The remedy would seem to be, when the shop contains nothing but ready-ade ab surdities, to have all shoes made to or derbut that Is costly and. besides, how many would know enough to prescribe the shape thst a shoe should have? You will find some expert advice about this In Dr. Hutchinson's article, and you would do well to pay special heed when he says, "For heaven s sake, have 'em big enough!" The Important Business of Marriage and How Divorce Might Be Avoided By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX. I i Vim mi. in Vllsri Marriage Is the most Important busi ness in the world. No large corporation, with offices in every city In the land, means so much to the human race as one happy, clean, loving home, where there is one stand ard of morals for husband and wife, and where there are mutual affec tion, mutual trust and confidence, and a constant effort to be reasonable, agreeable, sensible and considerate. Such a home Is heaven. , "But heaven Is not reached by a single bound; "We mount to the summit round by round." However, two people love when they marry, domeBtla happiness must, to con tinue, be gained by dally practice of the old fashioned virtues. Because the lover bridegroom calls his wife an angel she must not imagine she has nothing to do . to retain her perfection in his eyea Instead she must feel, a great respon sibility put upon her, to produce a materi alisation of his Ideal. The husband who has won his prise must not imagine he can keep the respect snd loyalty and lovs of his wife without using self control and common sense rea sonably. . , ,-.',. Why do men and women Ignore these plain facts? "' Why do they understand that every object In life w.ilch they set forth to seek must be continually tolled for and made a subject of study and patient ef fort and yet Ignore all these rules when they set forth to attain domestic happiness? And without that, what is life worth? We all deplore the prevalency of divorce In the land. Divorce Is so common that It Is vul gar. It is no longer tragic. Yet there are sltvitions which are so distressing one Is amaxed at the spiritual courage of the husband or the wife who endures a continuance of domestic life. There is a man who works every al ternate night On the night when he does not work. he never appears at his home until I or 3 o'clock In the morning. And then he refuses to stats where he has been. ' There is a daughter of 18 years; and she Is curious to know why her father Is away from home. There are neighbors who hear him re--;".; turn; and the unhappy wife must not ; only suffer 'with loneliness and sorrow, -r but she must, bear the humiliation ot - gossip and scandal. -. . She has been married eighteen years f and she has no way of taking care of her- self and her family. Besides she married tor love; and the flame burns still In her heart despite the ' husband's selflshnes and disloyalty. .. What possible pleasure or- happiness -can a man find In his dissipation or his gambling or his amours which can com-;;, pensate him for the los of his self-respeefc. : and the knowledge that he has spoiled .' the life of the woman he chose for his life companion; the keeper ot his home and the mother ot his child? Married life can be made so beautiful with the humblest surroundings and in the midst of the hardest toll If the tw, contracting parties will hold the ideal of a perfect partnership, which Is to rt-!' suit In complete success Just as two men! In business do. ! When anything causes a diff ersnca of opinion, the two business associates al way sit down and quietly talk the mat ter over. - r , . Each has his own special duties and obligations to make the partnership t.)f success; and if one neglects or shirks; 'J his responsibilities the other has a right:---; to complain., '3 , Precisely the same method should be?, used 1n the marriage business. This maihotj; under discussion promised to love, sup--i.-port snd cherish the woman ha married;"""' and he Is breaking his obligations by1,,,! neglecting her and maktng her unhappy' ... by his questionable habits. 4 At the same time It Is possible that the wife has not made an attractive homa. for the husband. , She may be a nagging woman; sher-v-may be a careless housekeeper. 8he may have allowed herself to grow,' frowsy and unneoessarily old and untn,' " terestlng, and she may think of nothing better to talk about when her . husband; s i at home than her ailments, aches and 0 Pa""- ' The mere fact of a marriage tie doesci not keep a man contented and happy tn-c ' the companionship of a woman of this? V : description. ; ; t But instead of rushing away from hsr;-:',;. to seek distraction elsewhere, the maieui.' line member of the marriage business con-; ' , cern should talk with the woman partner T $ and tell her Just where she Is falling,-..: . and ask her to try and keep up her pari ef the contract ...& The wife should do ths same when the" .ii. male partner begins to be lax In his obll-i gatlons. Many divorces could be avoldsd-'J1" If husbands and wives regarded marriage " as an important business affair.-Copy-7i;u right, UlJ, aroiner. by American. JournaJ-Ex - r MM 'I . The Manicure Lady "It's tunny, ain't it George." said the Manicure Lady, "how many folks that used -to play base ball thinks they can play the game now?" "I never give the thing much notice," said the Head Barber. "When I was a kid I didn't play the game at all, and after I grew up I never had no time to go to games, so I guess the subject Is kind of stale. Why?" . "Oh, I was Just thinking about a outing that the old tent and me went to the other day," said ths Manicure Lady. "Brother Winifred went along, too. Brother Winifred Is all the time declaring himself In, although I am sure that his decision to go to the game didn't make any hit with father. He looked at Winifred kind of reproach ful, like a pickerel looks at you when you are just dragging It over the side of the boat, and he sighed kind of pen sive, but I guess down under that he feels kind of sorry for Wilfred, his only son and the onjy child of his that has nsver saw fit to make his own way in the world. , "Anyhow, George, the old gent dragged us all down to the outing; and I don't mean to say for a minute that I didn't have, a good time, because X did. Ws went all the way to Bensonhurst In a big touring car and stopped at Kernan Sr. Callahan's two old friends of the old gent There was a ball game inside and a ball game out In the park, and you can Imagine, George, how bored I was to see base ball out to the country after having saw so many games st the Polo grounds. After having saw Murray play right field it made me yawn to see Bob Klley playing the same position at the outing, and it seemed Just awful! rsAr?i. ' to watch Yank Sullivan trying to catch,.. . ana tnrow, to second after having'"' watched Chief Meyers work at the Polo;; grounds. The only player I seen In thsj w-j whole bunch that showed any big Ieagu- V form was a good-looking chap named ? Billy Lennon. He acted like the real-: goods. "Outings Is all right, George, if you ., go to one of them shady dells like, Col-U-ge Point or Whitestone. where there ia " 7 a picnic grounds, but when It comes to... attenilng a minor league base ball game-ua I am bgalnat it; and besides. Brother 1 , wmroa got a biacn eye from Bam Duffy, jthe umpire, and when the old gent tried v to interfere , he got a black -eye. too. -The return trip was all to the arnica."- j; "I don't get a chance to go to no out-iV ings," sighed the Head Barber, a little, "f wistfully. "Cheer up, George, replied the Msni-r cure Xady. "You don't know what yout" miss.". ::L' "Tfalln. TMMv nM mI . f ,- . j . - wvigw - Cohan's cordial greeting as a well-known vauoevuie performer was ushered Into,;;., Mr. Cohan's dressing room one night re-.-.., Icently. "HoWs every little thing?" 'Track's a trifle slow Just now. George."-" I'm laying off this week." answered the " 'l vaudeviller. . - ',. ,' "Laying off! , Gee whit! I had you; u tnhho.1 for of) Af-thftM Vut.iinn thf i." worked right through the $&5 squares on the calendar. What about it?" ' iSt: "WM vnu MA. finr " M ttia Mia' .--, one, "I've been boosting my salary till I've got It so high the managers won't','; -'