Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 07, 1912, Page 9, Image 9
9 If The fiee p UagaLTp J)a SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT-" Ml Arundth, Metrep Drawn for The Bee by Tad . IGOiH CM LATE fo COURT-) 7 N-O- TO MEET ft OAWE , up FOMT Of GlT ALONG VOU - t suppose rrfe jisom I THOU6K THAT-" r what' wf !nT AC A. -milfi-U ' ( TrrC AABTJtOPOL?: An) tnce" COURT Ai-fcETAOv 'V Bo-r- TO SMOOT THE BEE: OMAHA, WSlttifcSUAK, AUtfUST 7, mi'. f e II II I II Hunting a The Widow is the Hit of with Many i By VIRGINIA TERH It happens so often that a suddenly arranged social gathering Is pleasanter than one which has been planned for Weeks, that one would think the would-be-successful hostess might shun the formal, conventional functions. Helen Robbing' statement that they were, at her house, "all upset" prepar atory to their departure for the coun try may have been true, but. If so. there were no outward evidences of the conditions she deprecated. To be sure, the drawning-room furniture was swathed in green-and-whlte striped slips, and the heavy rugs had been taken up from the bare and polished floors,' but this only added to the general appearance of coolness. "The chairs look as If they had on their summer clothes," insisted Bea trice, when Helen made a half-apology for the state of affairs. "I like "slips in hot weather ever so much better than I do stuffy velvets and tapestries." "And so do I," agreed Sidney Ran dolph, the artist-guest of whom Helen had 'told Beatrice. 'That green-'and-white combination is much more artis . tic than any dark and heavy stuffs Would be." "'4'And much more sanitary,'-' joined Jti'-Dr. John Haynes smilingly., f He .was '; the Other one of "the strange' "men''' present. "We doctors like bare floors too." . ":" ; ' . John Bobbins laughed. "I don't wonder," he said, - teasingly, "for I am sure you must get lots of fractures to mend because of such slippery boards as these you are pre tending to admire. These rooms are like a skating rink." " ' John'6 cousin, Miss Hannah Hender- ' son, looked at him reprovingly. She was. an estimable soul, but did not think it in very good taste to make fun of a man who was a guest In one's home. Moreover, she was lack ing in a sense of humor. "My dear John," she protested. "I am sure from Dr. Haynes' kindly face that he Is the last man in the world who would rejoice in any one's misfortunes even if tl ey did bring him practice." The "little Miss Damerel" of whom Helen had spoken had had another en gagement for this evening, and Beatrice was secretly glad of her absence, for she felt that in t'his present company she was not surpassed in looks and attrac tions by any other woman. The party was seated at the table enjoying the chilled cherrystone clams which were the first course of Helen's "home din ner," cocktails having been served 'tn the drawing room. The host 'had declared that they were "only clover-leaf cock tails and most innocuous," as he urged Beatrice to drink one, and Helen lwd looked away quickly that the glint of triumph in her eyes might not be seen, as the widow who detested a drinking man, obeyed her host's suggestion. ; Dr.' Haynes laughed merrily at Miss Henderson's reproof of her cousin. The spinster. sat by hlm and he found tinr distinctly amusing. t "Oh, 'I am t not sure that I am a kind person," he said, "Now, .when I. have all the practice I can attend -to,-1 may be sorry to hear of accidents. But I re member that when I first hung out my rfningle t sat for two months without a single call. Then, one day. .somebody stepped Into my office and told me that a small Italian boy down the street hud fallen on the Ice and broken his leg. I tell you I ,ran, so fast getting to'the tad that I came near having heart failure. There wa .another - physician living' around the, corner,' but I beat him to it." Miss Henderson looked a little un certain as to how to receive this state ment, but the others sm.r.ld, and Beatrice's laugh rang nut so merrily that the physician looked a:ross at her with a sudden appreciation of her charm. To have a person laugh at our jokes always makes that one seem at tractive, and in this cise Beatrice was certainly worth a clnser scrutiny than Dr. Haynes had bestowed upon her when he was Introduced to her. Being a physician, and a popular one, women were not in hl.s estimation the are and radiant creatures that men less un customed to "them considered them. S: he was agreeably surprised when he looked long at his vls-a-vls. "Even sober John Bobbins, . at whose right she sat, was impressed by her beatuy tonight. Beatrice had for the hour thrown off her perplexities and chagrin with re gard to Maynard. helped to do so by the sensation of buoyancy produced by the "innocuous" draught she had taken Juat before dinner. She did not know that liquor had on her the same effect only to a lesser degree that it has on the man who drlnka much of it. Women do not : appreciate that the "p'.eaiant exhilaration" which they experience when they take a cocktail or drink champagne Is but the beginning of the Husband the Evening and is Showered Compliments. UXE VAN DEWATER. "boisterous gayety" which they abhor in the man who Is a heavy drinker. So Beatrice, declining gently but firmly the wine with which the glasses were filled, felt the self-righteous virtue of a tem perate person. But she talked brightly, her cheeks glowed, her eyes sparkled. The artist who had taken her In to din ner watched her admiringly. What a portrait he could paint of her! He said as much to her at last. "Of me!'.' she . exclaimed, laughingly. "My dear Mr. Randolph, you flatter me. I am not the kind of person that a big artist like yourself would care to paint!" "I mean what I say." he insisted- "I wish that some day you would give me an order lor your portrait." Again Beatrice laughed. "Please . wait until I geta lot of money and I will place an order with you for a full-length picture of myself to hang in my ancestral halls!" she declared. "But, poor man. I fear you will be so old by the time that I am rich that you will be too blind to see my face, and too deaf to hear my voice. And as for me, my self, why, when I am rich, it will be when I am so aged, gray and shrivelled that a true artist could not be paid to make a study of me. Helgh-ho!" she sighed. The ," painter, looked . atf her keenly "Why that sigh?" he asked gravely. "Surely you do not dread old age. Beatrice sobered suddenly. "Dread It!." she exclaimed. "I loathe the thought of it, and shudder in antici pation of It. I cling to life and the good things in it with both hands. We women are young such a little while, and when We get Old It is terrible! You men do not mind your years running away so swiftly. But women do. for When they lose the few good looks they have their charm is gone." "Have you chiddren?" asked the man with Inteiest. Beatrice's face lighted for a moment with a smile that-transfigured it. With all her vanity and petty fallings her motherhood was the deepest emotion of her life. "Ah, yes." she said happily. "I have two children. "But her mood changing again abruptly "they will be grown up when I am old. My boy will have a beautiful wife who may despise me, and my little girl will be a woman either so unhappy that it will hifak her heart, or ko happy that she will not guess at my loneliness." And the artist, still looking at her, decided: - '-'In that mood she- has the face Of a Mater, Dolorosa.'.' While the phy sician who had seen 'her laugh hut a moment before, had said to himself: "A thoroughly stunning woman of the world, a good deal of an actress, and one of the kind that could do anything she wished with a man whom she cared to win!" "The System" liy HIIiLIAM P. KIRK. What body dares to rule New Vork? A council such as Venice knew Viien Doges willed that blood be spilled, And made strange screams with rack and -screw A council &rave and dark and deep Whose whispered name paled ' hero cheeks. Whose victims through the ages creep ,, With ghostly shrieks. . What body dares to rule New York? The ' System" with its deadly craft, Tying the hands of bluecoat bands And murdering him who prates of graft; The "Hystem." sneering on its throne. Mocking n city all defiled. No deadlier co ncil has been known Since Venice amiled. ' ' ! Pointed Paragraphs v.... , , J In fishing for oomplments use fresh bait. - ' . , . tjven the bookworm turns after finish ing the page. -', i'resh people usually consider them selvs the salt of the earth. We all regret many things we haven t done and only a few we have. It's a good plan to believe only half you hear, then forget half of that. Even good lntentl ms p cvo too much of a burden- for cinf mn to carry. Retribution (a- something we are morally certain 'vlil overtake people. Many a man who is rich in experience is unable to raise the price of a square meal. a . woman's topic of conversation la herself; after tr.u: it i usually some other woman. A widow is never noro dar.jtro'Js taan when she tells at eld bpcheler that she was never really happy In her married life. Chicago News. it it 6 i j. I i . i 6 i j . rj.y IaJJ. frli. P.: Mist. -ts TMe landlord 0?T & (jLtoJUuJr . L . 1 . " 1 WW People of the By GARRETT P. SERV1SS. Trie strangest inhabitants of the Ant arctic continent are the birds called pen guins. A company of them, seen at a distance on the polar snows, bears so striking a resemblance of en assem blage of human beings that explorers, unaccustomed to their appearance, have often been startled by the momentary belief that they had come upon a tribe of short, stout men dressed In black, or blue and white and greeting their visitors with the most extraordinary gesticulations. There Is one species of these remark able birds, known as the emperor pen guin, because it seems to mimic t the well-known figure of Napoleon. In his while vest and trousers and gray coat, which sometimes attains a height of between three and four Ifept Bnd a weight of eighty or ninety pounds. Walking erect on his short legs, the em peror make f. salute by lowering his long beak on hia round breast, and then begins a long discourse in his strange, raucuous language, and If there Is no response, he repeats the performance again and again, expecting each time an answer. This exiled image of hu manity, inhabiting the lone snow-cov-cred and Ice-bound continent, soon is astonished, end offended, as well he may be. by the Impoliteness of his vis itors, who usually answer his hospitable greetings with uncivil laughter, or blows of a stifk. In thus receiving strangers in his country the emperor follows an invari able rule of conduct, which has governed the intercourse of his kind from time Immemorial. Whenever two groups of these penguins encounter, the chiefs ad vance and salute, in the same manner already described, and having exchanged compliments, with appropriate speeches, they make a circular sweep in the air with their beaks. Indicating that tli ceremony is ended and after that the two parties either separate or continue amicably on their way together. .The penguins, of which there are rev eral species, are believed bv naturalists to have Inhabited the Antarctic conti nent from the beginning: of the tertiary age, so that they are among the oldest families of the animal kingdom, and they have always krpt to their own quarter of the world. V.'hlle thev are un mistakably birds, they differ from all other in many particulars. Their wing are mere rudiments, covered pot wltU true . feathers,, hut with something more nearly resembling scalos. They do not attempt to fly with them, but when they are driven to Increase their speed of locomotion they fall fiat on the surface of the snow and propel themselves along rapidly with their snort wings and stumpy legs, Ordinarily they walk erect, pre senting a comical appearance, like super- j naturally "grave and reverend slgnors." Their food consists of small fish, and especially email ahelNflsb, and they are very, expert jwlmmerg and divers. They plpco their rookeries on high points of rock, and go In companies to the shore of te sea to fie. One of the Illustra tions above shows how picturesque Is the appearance of one of these companies nvhitt v'.uy fferjhlc "Ti a rock overhang to? the water, and from It plunge, one eft: archer. Into th,c fea, making great sp':asi'.(s ai the nrlite t!-.e wutcV. Having finished their Clsiilng cteratio.is, they return to their rookeries, which are often situated at a considerable distance, j i tint m DAN" THr OLD RE-WRITE" MAN WHO FIRST "THE Wu fAti-t- AwC-f J a South Pole GslSN ?v 4ii? ii 1" 1 - 11B1 rttrwi n V ' ' immMHY-. ww W -" rV' ' - x-h1 1 TZgj (Top Picture) Penguins going fish nfti observe tJie splashes made by those that have already made the plunge. (Center) Penguins re turning from a fishing expedition. (floltom) Tracks of Penguins in the Antarctic snow s. They carry hack fish to feed their young, which are left in the nests on the rock. Hr.fi naturalists who have seen them in t.ielr native ha-uus aterlbe to them a great deal of parental tenderness and care and an apparent fondness and family life.. During the Antarctic winter 1 frjtM OAT BARR 5AY6 A Fool and HIS MOKEY f?Ta EVEN SOQrtft DUKa 100 N TO RUBIES A PAW, WOUU0 YOV vSAY He WAS DOIN&A RUSSIAN 8u.SNE-Ji" "Hands uptherf Gib!!' T LI. (3-fhtJU. 1A r BIRDS THAT RESEMBLE LITTLE FAT MEN WONDERFUL FISHERS V r- XV AC- r - -Titr t L ., , Mtimi they abandon their rookeries nnd go farthe;- north. In order to find water not covered with Ice In .which to fish. W!th the return of summer they resume their life ft. the rookeries. whiCi sometimes constitute veritable cities, with a popula tion of several hundred thousands la- r The Montreal Massacre , By REV Aoarnst T, 1080. The "Montreal maisacre," the dupli cate of which does not appear In Canadian history, took place :J3 yeara egn today August t, Just sixty years befoi'e, Champlaln planted the seeds of which the massacre was the harvest. At Montreal the lri. quois "got back" at the French for what had been done to them near Lake St. George. In the midst of a terrific thunder storm between the night and morning of August 6 and 7, liiHS, l.tOrt Irlquols warriors landed be hind Montreal, beached their canoes and stole In upon the unsuspecting French settlers, and what followed beggars de scription. For generations that sum mer was to be known as "the year of the massacre." Before the storm had ceased the Irl quols had stationed themselves In circles about every house outside the walls of Montreal, and at a given signal the ferocious braves fell on the settlement like veritable beasts of prey. Neither doors nor , windows were fastened In those days, and the people, deep In sleep, were dragged from their beds before they were half awake. Men, women and children were slaughtered like ehee:, By daybreak two hundred people had been butchered. As many more had 1 ' iil" ml Woman in Love is Either Slave or Tyrant Depends Entirely on Man She Loyesi Hy BEATRICE "i huve been keeping company with a girl about 20 years of aga for the last r.lne months. I have taken her to several places of amusement and gave her an ex pensive Chrlbtmas present. She has beon going out with other young men, and seems to be offended with me because I gave a box of candy to a girl who had done me a favor. I am In love with her, and would not like to lose her. "HEARTBROKEN." The question of Your Bights vs. My Rights enters so often during the 'court ship It should be enough to frighten out of matrimony all those who think. But those in love never think a fortunate provision. Otherwise there might be less of the sad, sweet happiness of loving. "Hoartbroken" Is having a very un pleasant oxpurlence which should be re garded as extremely pleasant. For the fact that the girl Is Jealous because he gave another girl a box t candy Is an indication that she loses him. Hlie goes out with other young men, but refuses him the rii?ht to show another girl grat itude for a fsvor, y'l be despairs! If he wants to win her lie has every reason for having a heart full of rejoicing, for dividual, it has been observed that the game liinls apparently return to the same rookuiles season after season. These curious birds are very careful of the cleanliness of their persons and rookerlefi. When they first encounter men they show no fear, mistaking them, possibly, for another race of their ow. kind, with which they are willing , 1 fiaternlze. A row of them, marchlu slowly and solemnly over the snow, i. single file, like Indians on a trail, pre sents a most extraordinary sight. '' withstanding their apparent wkwi; ness, they possess much agility, un rne of them may be seen making perpendicular leap of six feet or more from the water In order to land upon the surface of a rock. Following one another, in single fil" through the snow, they plow furrows which, as shown Id one of the accom panying photographs, presents a very singular appearance. They are peace able, and will only fight In defense of their young. The noise made by their voices in a large rookery Is sometimes deafening, and It la not quite safe to attack them when they are assembled In great numbers about their young. Ordinarily It la easy for a tailor to knock one over with a etick. They toll off, parties to go fishing, I leaving some at home to guard the nestt. and upon the return of the first I party others set out for a fishing trip. T'pnn the whole these singular feath- j jered people of the great white south j exhibit manners that men might not I be ashamed to imitate. : j - THOMAS B. GREGORY. been taken captive, to be used at slaves, or, worse yet, at the vlctlmt of the red man't torture. . . , At If their vengeance wat Insatiable, the Iroquois crossed the river oppotlt Montreal, and In plain tight of the fort spent several dayt torturing the, whit captives. By night the victims could ba seen tied to the stakes, amid the coll ing flames, with the tormentor! danclnff tround them and 'laughing, demonlike, at their sufferings. Denonvllle, the commander at Montreal, was paralysed with fear and terror and did not once attempt to go out after' the savages. For two monts the Iroquoia overran Canada unchecked. Settlement after settlement wat raided, and the. torture staket blaxed everywhere. From Montreal to Three Rivert crops went up in flames, dwelling were burned and tha terrified tettlera came cowering with their families to the shelter of the fort at Montreal. And It was all to unnecessary, There wat no reason why the Iroquois should have hated the French, but Champlaln was a Frenchman, and sixty yer be fore Champlaln had gone out of his way to attack them-and therefore all French men were to be their enemies. Gray-haired old fathers and mothers, Innocent little children and men and women by the thousands In the bloom! o? health and power were to pay for the foolishness of one hot-headed ma"n Samuel de Champlaln. Champlaln had no business fighting he ' Iroquois on that July morning of the year lm, and If he had not dine sorif he hsd been William Penn instead of Samuel de Champlaln it Is morally certain that there would have been 'm "Montreal Massacre." ' r FAIRFAX. I should say that she la already won When a woman loves, either the be comes an abject slave or a tyrant. Thai depends entirely on the man. Thlt man, who moodily broods because .hit'' girl it turning her smiles another way; Is tha tort of a man who will always make a. tyrant of the woman he lovet, Jie la being punished for giving another, girl a box of candy, and longs to kiss tha hand that punishes , him: Bhould thla little love affair terminate In marriage, he will find himself the meekest, most down-trodden of husbands, he will then realise that the host of .handsome Christ mas presents given during his courtship won't save him. The prospect Is not forbidding to, the man who slncerly love's a woman. And I beleive that if a matrimonial bureau were to gather statistics on this most delicate of all subjects It would be found that the number of men who are In jured by wifely tyranny Is minimum and the number who are benefited Is maxi mum. Therefore, "Heartbroken" should cheer up. He has won the race, though he may not realize It, and the girl is his Just as surely as if they were 'walking to tha altar., lie has had his punishment, and if she has the wisdom of Eve she will not prolong It too long. He tinned greatly, for he showed attention to an other woman. True, she accepts atten tion from other men, but that la her right. : The question of Your Right vs. My Itlghts should be settled during an en- Mement in favor of the woman; She ; the prize that is fought for and has v love-ordained right of making every ule of the game. She Is the arbiter, the queen, the um iiv or whatever you may choose to call a. She It the one who decides. The man vlui wants that decision In his favor yliould know that he must play his part as she dictates. He may be humiliated, depressed, angered end know every cpecles of love's injustice, hut he hasn't the right to complain. All these are tho prices he pays for remaining in the con test. Ho get on your knees, "Heartbroken." Enow her that break in your heart and V11 her you cannot live unless" she for- lvet you. Vow, with your forehead In the dust, that if she forgives ydu you will sin no more. And see to it that you keep your vow. You have sinned griev ously, and only an angel would forgive. Appreciate the magnanimity of ..your angel and never again let your eyes stray toward another woman.' ' For while your angel ma forgive, aha will never forget. , That is asking too much even of an angel. ' Sate to Crack ' . .y-,;:y Conscience Isn't responsible for all the cowards in the world. A fellow can't be expected to hold his job it he can't even hold big tongU.