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    THE BEE: OMAHA, TtfUK&DAY, JULY 25, 1912.
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.The Defendant is Considerable Entertainer,
. Copyright. 19U, National News Ass'n.
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. TeUinga-Friend the Truth I SM ' 1 f Little Bobbie's Pa ' 1
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By WINIFRED BLACK. 1 - - ,sx&2 " k
; "Dear WlaiZred Black: I hav a friend.
. a. good woman, a, i wee t woman and a
clever woman. Her. husband is unfaith
ful to her, and I think I ought to tell
her about It. It seems to me bo tragic
for her to. waste
her 'unselfish devo
tion upon one so
unworthy of her.
.My mother says I
will be no true;
friend to my friend
'lf ' I 'so much as '
whisper, the truth '.
to her. What would
, you do. stand Idly
" "tid see a good
woman throw her
uA-ay upon an
. unworthy husband,
or open her eyes
to the truth and
then help her to.
get over it.
W "SINCERE." -; .'
What shall you do? That depends upon
the. .friend and upon you. -;
js your friend a -real .woman or is sh
a little creature who will weep and storm
and .upbraid and let It go at that?
Is she a person who he any kind of
life of her own that she would like to
live? Is she, giving that life, up because
she is blindly devotd to an who de-
' celves her?....' v ' ' .
ti':h nrtde. self respect,. ' self rell-
trr it sne
to tell his wife all about it and be for
given. What would I want you to do for me
iu such a case as that? I would want
you to tell me and tell me quick. I don't
want to waste my life "pretending," I'd
rather live alone on a desert Island with
the buzzards for' company than to pour
out my heart to one who deceived me
I'd rather scrub floors for a living than
-to take one penny from a man who
couldn't tell me the truth, and nothing
but the truth.
Yes! I can- see how a woman might
hesitate before the left a man who is
the father of her children, not only for
the' children's sake, but for her own.
Women get lazy, they get selfish, they
get material as they grow older. I know
women who ' were' once decent, self-re
specting beings who live now with men
and pretend to love them, and they hate
the very ground those men walk on and
live a lie from one dreadful day's end to
the other;
I might be one of those women, I might
prefer ease, quiet, comfortable deceit to
honest misery and desperate courage, but
I'd want the' chance to choose.
The old-fashioned woman didn't want
the chance. "Don't tell me," she sob
bed, "I don't want to know." Of course
she didn't want to know why should
she?- What could she do?
The modern woman? That's different,
quite different. The modern woman has
ance, trutn, course, uv.. - - hiw w hi
o 1lt1 nonentity WrtO wouia live - "
JUSt.a Uttie nonemuy .. ) little -hit In th wnrM.- It mhfm .f
.J .. 3 v.'whaf en P.H i IH M I - -" " w ... ww v
of woman, at all the courts will stand
- . . . . . I little-b t In the world.' .If she's Anv nrt
with any man ana tte-wnai sne . - , .,, iW " - - . - :
Ll." .Inner OH .nA KH.VS I
by her to the very end. She can save
her children, her Income, and her self
respeot Just by asking for them before
any decent judge in this country.
Yet, it Is a responsibility. I don't ad-
good wife to hlm"-as long as he gave
her a wedding ring ana cauea ner mro,
Somebody or other? -
Ha she children and what will happen
to them if she divorces, her, husband?
Are ydu- willing to help her take care
of them? . . . --a:'. : - .
What if the story you told her should
turn out to be untrue? Are you sure
bout it?
Is the man really in love with the
ffinuv? Will he stay in love with her
do you think? What sort of a fellow
is he anyway, worth while In any other
way at all?
Maybe you , could help Wm out of a
jhiserable muddle if you spoke to mm,
Instead of hia wife. You say you, are a
friend of both; perhaps he's tired or tne
affair already, and Just wants an excuse
Havoc Caused
by Engine Sparks
A tremendous loss by fire each year it
cansed by sparks from locomotives. Th
United States district forester for Mo
tana and Idaho estimated a loss to gov.
.rr.nt nyiA aulfninfnff timber of 1.000.000.
000 feet, or a total of 121,800,000, caused
by 1,679 fires, 66 per cent of which started
on the tailroad rights of way and in spite
of good cooperation by the railroads.
The; great forest fires in Minnesota
during 1910, which caused such loss. of lift
and .suffering in the towns of Spooner
and ; peaudette, with million dollars
worth" of valuable property and timber,
wera due to four fires, three of which
were -started by locomotive sparKi..
Four ' tk insurance companies which
make a specialty of Insuring flour, mills
and elevators paid more than JlM.OOlr in
1910 for losses due to thja cause. The
Cottop,; Insurance Association of Georgia
has reported that so per eeni.oi couon
in trnnannrtaiion are due to loco
motive sparks. A grain aeaiers , muiuai
. fjre Insurance company reports each year
from 17 to 28 per cent of its losses due to
the, same, cause.-T .,
The. fire records of manufacturing risks
which, have been published in the quar-
terllea of the National Fire Protection
association show a very material percent
age of fires from locomotive sparks, and
yet taken as a whole, we would not con
sider manufacturing risks as particularly
susceptible to the spark hasard. The
record of fires in fifteen classes of man
ufacturing risks showed about i per cent
to be due to this cause. Insurance En
gineering . .. ... .
- Sparrows Attack Little Ctrl..
Helen Tronson, the 10-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Tronson of
rainfon (treat Bloomfield. N. J., was so
badly" injured from as attack on her by
two sparrows that It was necessary to call
14 a physician to dress the wounds on her
face, beck' and arm a "
A vounar e narrow naa lauen 10 ino
ground and the mother bird made re
peated efforts to carry it back to the
nest, although' it was dead.
Mrs. Tronson, who had witnessed the
bird's efforts, Instructed her daughter, to (
bury the little thing in the yard. . i
After digging a hole Helen was carrying
the corpse to the' yard when the parents
of the dead bird attacked -her. Newark
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vise you to telT the woman, and I don't
advise you not to tell her. Think it
over, put yourself In her place with her
disposition, and then, do what you think
is best . . . .. .i.
Of course, there are many who agree
with your mother. Perhaps they are
right, I can't say, but really nowadays
woman are expected to have a right to
know these things and "act accordingly
to their consciences about them.
Just ask that good mother xf yo'urs if
even her generation really' respected the
woman who shuts her eyes to her. hus
bands "goings on" Just because It was
the easiest way out of an uncomfortable
I know women who, never see anything,
never ; know,,! never hear, he ver dream,
from various motives, none of them par
ticularly high minded ones. . I wonder If
they are really the ideal sort of women
after all?
It is all a great pussle, isn't it? I
wish I knew what other women hon
estly think about it. Won't some of
you write and honestly tell? .
it'' j
fir "
Oh, gee, It is hot, I sed wen I calm
home last nit. I have newer saw It w
hot. Me Ac Major Youngs went In swim
mini In the East river it felt so good
that we almost had a noshun to swim
clear around to
the North river.
How often have
I told you two kids
not to go in swim
ming, sed Pa. There
are a lot of other
ways to keep cool,
I know thare are,
I sed to Pa, but
thare tint many
ways for a kid to
keep cool. Kids
cant Join any of
them indoor yacht
clubs, like all you
men do, I toald
PaT Thsr is a lot
of electiio fans In this world, I sed to Pa,
but most all of them Is In places ware
a kid cant go, You go ft set under yure
electric fans, I toald Pa, A me eV
Major - Youngs will go In swimming.
I never heard you talk back to me Ilk
that, sed Fa. What In the world has got
Into you?
Nothing. I sed to Pa, but I think that
all kids ought to go In swimming all they
want to & I em going out Into the coun
try next week, too, with Major Youngs,
I sed. ; ; : '
You know who he means, sed Ma to
Pa, he means that llttel boy that is his
chum. You dident think Bobble was
going to Jjoin the army, did you?, -.No,
sd Pa, but I doant think. boys
shud go roaming, around, swimming in
the East river . 4 going out .Into t the
country without thare parents knowing
umthlng about it. Yeu can bet yure
life, Pa sed, that wen I was a child1 1
newer swam In any Fast river.
Of course you dident. sed Ma, 70a
swam in a measly llttel ereek that rih
through Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 4k
at that you calm prttty near drowning. 1
You , let Bobble 4 his llttel freed '
alone. . ,
I suppoas' I will have to If you tar'
so, sed Pa. but It goes aggenst my
grain to have kids romping around lo
dangerus plaices. Then Ma had Pi
hooked. I cud see that much, Bha went
rite oaver to the library tabel A aha
picked up a magaseen wich had artl
kel In It wlcb Pa had rote, the nalm cC
the artlkel was Reaming Wild. Then
Ma read this, wich Pa had rota: ' -
Roaming wild. How deelttefut, fcaw,
grand. The smelt of the woods, the'
swamps, the streems. The twitter t
birds that sing In the far places, ware
few white men haa ever sat thare bare
feet, & war the condor looks down
from its ten-thousand-feet high cliff, j
soaring now ft then Into the wild,
stormy air above the raging sea. ' :
Roaming wild. Think what that
means. Think of the Jungles, this
grate northwest, the African desert with
Its burning sands ft all the strange,
queer places of the'erth. .
Then Ma beegan to laff. You must
hava been kind of .strange ft queer yure
self wen you rota that artlkel, sed Ma.
ft then you have the nerve to aak llttel
Bobble & his boy frends to keep out
of the river. Go to bed ft snoar, sed
Ma to Pa.
Time Waits for No Woman
Copyright. 1912, National News Ass'n.
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By Nell Brinkley'
XT"1- " - 1 1 0
Although They Plead and Beg with Him to Halt a LittW While.
In this world there are many strange lights and, famous ones to see.
There is the place where you may find the mother, with a round baby in the
comforting hollow between her knees, and over her shoulder bends the man
who loves them and labors for both. This is a happy and fair thing to see,
and there are many folks who pass that way. . Some stop to look with the
vyes of their hearts turned backward, some look with tender smile In their
eyes, some with hope that they'll he able some time to stop at that place
themselrea and sever come away. Oh, and then there's the place where a
little shabby child presses her grimy baby hands and her wistful little nose
against the shop window and watches another little child tn embroidery and
hand-woven linen pick out the "regular life-size" doll that she likes best
That is a most sad place, and folks pass there quickly, or duck their facee
away so they will not see, Then there Is the pJaee of lovers, and everybody
goes there to see! Eyery second page in the Book of the World Is a pic
ture of lovers. And in that place the honeymoon shines stickily, sweetly,
all the time, and there's a great sound of kisses and sighs. . Oh, yes, there,
are a heap of strange sights and famous ones to see. And one ef them, if
.you go over the hills and far away, or if you stroll down the dust of Broad
way, you'll some day, any day, see a shrouded creature called Tims, the
wish to stay In his eyes, but his feet always hurrying, hurrying and behind
him, clutching his flying gown, coaxing and weeping, and wheedling, and
some few industriously patting cold cream and rouge into their faces, some '
in shell-pink veils, because 'tis said they throw the rosy light of. youth over
an aging face, stream a vast procession of the gentle sex Intent on making
Time forget and dally just a little while. This isn't exactly a pleasant
placet," whwottUvAA this thing. '
The Perfection
; of Practice
"Love your said I, then I sighed, and
' then I gasen upon her sweetly.
For I think I do this sort of thing par
ticularly neatly."
And that is Just what no girl wants
a lover who sighs, and adores, and pay
compliments.' and Hatters .himself that
he "does this sort' of thing particularly
neatly."' ' ' ' ' ; .
She doesn't want a praetleed levari
She doesn't want a man to eorae to her
with every lesson learned.' she waste
to teach Wm. '
And that-la a Joy that very few wo
men have.' The men who pay oompU
menu easily and gracefully Are. unfor
tunatejy the kind-of men who get the
opportunity to pay' them eftenwt -
They are the kind who are most In
the company of women, and It is their
flattery and the ease with which they;
pay it that does so much in turning
th heads of the very young girls Just
at the time when It is most lraportafit
that their heads should be set on straight.
They are smooth, and easy and grace
ful, They handle a love phrase er a
compliment as easily as they handle the
fork and many ef them began handling
both at the same immature age.
The ease with which they compllmentj
the knowledge of born experience that
tells them Just what kind of a compU
ment win have the finest entering wedge,
means trouble to every girl who believes
them. .
Their compliments are ie assy to pay
they are. paid without sincerity. The
tongue has become 10 adept at "this sort
of thing; that It utters compliments
that are bom On the tongue's edge, and
that never cam from th heart , .
Ease in love making is th mark of
love that should put th girl to whom
it . is mad on her guard. Better a
tongue-tied lover; better a lover wha
stammers and halt and can't find the
right word and so use th wrong on
or says nothing; better such a lover
than the lover who is glib.
If a man pays few compliments and
thos are lam and halt and awkward,
more to hie credit, I say, than if he has
a host constantly marshalled at his
tongue's end ready to march out and
capture any little feminine heart that
files by. :.
No girl wants InsbueIty In her lover.
Sh ha met it in her friend, which
is a "misfortune. To meet It In a lover
is a tragedy. Therefore, I. beg of her
that she place not a large value on a
love phrase or a compliment that la
the perfection of grace. ' , - :
That mean practice. And practice ia
Such affair mean insincerity.
It 1 not to cream of love' ah is
getting. It U th skimmed milk, and
a skimmed milk that ha been en the
fir many time.
Willie (appearing at door, drtpping-.
Don't lick me, mother! I Just saved four
men and three women from drowning."
Mother-How? k ;
Willie They was Jt going on th ice
wheal broke through! Puck- . '