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THE BEE: OMAHA,' TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1012.
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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
They Have to Show Rumhauser
Copyright. 1911 National News Ass'n.
Drawn for The Bee by Tad
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JUtHKTMA(lwyOlt HISS RWMiE I HvjC , k iHOV ( -jr-A ft A I
ttsoirnrvo J ) Woa,wTne cooler I I cnc - -r-
Girls Who Risk Loss of Self
Respect by Taking the Ini
tiative in Seeking Compan
ionship of the Opposite Sex;
THe Ten Ages Of Beauty The First Outdoor Girl
Illustration from Good Houseke cping Magazine for September.
bopyrlghC 114, by A.merlcra-Jourel-BxamiQr.
It 18 bit disconcerting to one who feel
any pride In womanhood to hear two
mothers In one week say, "lljf son can
have, any girt he want They all run
after him! They telephone him. write
him and put them-
selves In hi? way
' 'And when one.
knows" such state
ments to be abso
lutely true, it is
worse than .useless
to. try to blame the
mothers for speak
ing with such seem
ing egotism' of ' her
sons or disrespect
of young girls.
While touring in
the Orient, a
mother - with - a
young, son of 19.
confided to a . -
traveling friend that she had come away
with her son for a year, In order to take
his mind "away from the throng of young
girls .who made such continual Inroads
upon Wb time that he could not pursue:
his studies at school.
- The boy was the only child of a banker;
and he had never shown any tendency
to be a gallant, but was so pursued b
the attentions of girls from ages ranging
between 13 and 20 that he was losing all.
Interest inhis studies.
The girls of the present era seem to be
the pursuers; the young men are the pur
. sued. -'' 'c
'And when men are pursued they are In
variably contemptuous of the women who
seek their' attentions. ; " f
If young glrfs could know the thoughts
of these men; if they'could hear the re
marks made about them, they would
bide away In shame and confusion.
While the writer of this, article believes
In all modern inventions as a part of the'
progress: which will eventually lift the
race to a. higher plane, giving minds and
bodies freedom from the drudgery of
grinding toll, it seem as if that most
necessary and useful Invention,! the tele
phone, has become a; prominent factor
in tha folly and boldness of young girls.
In olden days a letter or a telegram
was needed to eommunicate with friends
and acquaintances, and both gave an op
portunity for reflection before sending.
Many , a girl was no-doubt tempted to
write a letter to a man asking him .W
' call, and before she finished It her pride
and self respect .came to the rescue. She
did not want him to possess such evidence
of her forwardness.
A telegram would seem too urgent; and
that also could be shown; so she con
quered her desire to see the man until
he made his desire to see her known.
But the telephone leaves no evidence
to a third party of having been used; It
makes no record which can ba shown;
and It lends Itself to all aorta of excuses
and pretended reasons for calling up the
man who has not been sufficiently in
terested to' be himself the caller.
More than one wise and sensible father
has refused to keep a telephone In the
house where his young daughters dwelt,
because he' did nof wish hl9 girls to
cheaper .themselves In the way he. knew
many of ' their associates were being
cheapened by continual silly and mean
ingless conversations over the wire, and
by tha making of haphazard engagements
through that means. . .
No man can or does respect a girl who
makes advances for his ' attentions. He
' will meet her half way; ha may flatter
her and praise her to her face, but in bis
heart he despises her.
And behind her back he is ridiculing
her and boasting of her favors.
Eecaus'e she hns no self respect he does
not fcor.a'.der It hi3 place to defend her
name or reputation. ,
An absolutely manly man, one who has
been carefully reared by a" refined, broad
minded mother. ' will never talk about a
woman disrespectfully no matter what
she does. : .'.' ? "
In. his heart he may despise her, but
he will not use her name lightly. Very
few young' men are reared In this way,
and therefore the majority will boast of
the success they have with silly girls
who pursue them,' and they will make
light remarks about them. .
If you, young miss; whe read these
lines ar one of those who send messages
and invitations to-yfrur" masculine friends,
trying to make engagements with them,
remember the risk you run, the risk of
being laughed at by the youths, and gos
siped about by their mothers and older
friends. 1 ' ' 1
No amount of entertainment ' you re-
ceiv from the effort you make can ever
repay for the loss. to. your good name.
A man of any age likes to be the one
who make the advances to woman. He
will accept the attentions which are
forced upon htm, because they, flatter his
vanity, but he will In his heart despise
the girl or woman who gives the initiative.'-
'. . V , "
Better stay at home and read a book
than go out with a man whose society
you had to seek..
The Manicure Lady
': "Politics la booming along grand Just
now, George," said the Manicure Lady
'There was a nut in here this morning
so, worked up over the campaign that he
thinks Taft Is. slim and likes Teddy so
well that' he shows his own teeth. I
couldn't get him to say much about 'Wil
son, ' from whence 1' gather that he is a
democrat, not. a ,
'; didn't ' care, much for . the 1 way he
talked about how Taft was going to do
this and how Roosevelt had did that, and
he got on my nerves so muclK Why Is
it that men cares so 'much ror politics?"
"A lot Of them don't," said the head
barber. "Politics never made no hit with
me. The only fun I ever got out of the
game was when 1 was a .little 21-year
kid, having my first vote. I voted for
Cleveland that year, ' I remember, and saw
him elected." ,
"Ha-ha!" laughed the Manicure ' Lady.
'That's the time I got one on you, George.
You are all the time correcting me, and
now that you have went and made a mis
take I am going to correct you. When
you was talking about Cleveland you
said, 1 saw him elected.' You should
have said, 'I seen him elected.' The next
time that you try to correct me, remem
ber that men is worse boneheads ,tban
women ever dared to be.
"But as I was saying about politics.
brother Wilfred has caught the spirit of
the whole thing,' and the poor boy is try.
ing to make a little money for himself by
writing political parodies and ballads. He
wrote a ballad the other day1 that he sold
to the Republican X-presldent committee,
called, 'Unless You Vote for Roosevelt I
Never Thee Shall Wed!' The words was
kind of punk, at that. Writing punk
words is kind of habitual with Wilfred.
But I thought the idea was kind of good,
"1 don't know If I do or don't' de
clared the Head Barber. "Do you sup'
pose that many of the ladles would vote
for Roosevelt if all of them had votes?
Do you know that he, said once that a
woman should stay In her home and take
care of many children as possible
under the circumstances? I guess the
Old Woman That Lived In a Shoe would
be about the only suffragette, to vote for
our Theodore, and the only reason she
would vote for him would be because she
had so many children that she didn't
know what she was dohig." v-- 1
"Well, no matter how soon It hi over.
said the Manicure-Lady, ."I will be glad.
By CHARLES FERGUSON
To say that democracy hatea monopoly
is the same as to say that in a demo
cracy a man ought not to hold a high
place of political of economic power on
any other ground than that It It good for
the public that ha " ! v
should do , His
duty to make his
place serviceable to
the public is exactly
h brosi and as
long as bis right
to ' taka pleasure
The heart of the
competitive ' prtn- '
clple is this idea
that the best place
In the community
should always be
open to the best
servant of the com
munity; and that
all tha other planes
Jn the r uing scale
of honor and power should Te subject
to some kind of effectual "recall" for
Mr. Louis Brandets, discoursing on "the
regulation of competition," seems to miss
this point. He speaks of democratic gov
eminent, In Its everlasting effort td
shackle cunning, greed and violence, a
If Its aim ware .merely., to handicap the
strong and make them as weak as the
weak are. ''
This seems to be the fundamental mis
understanding of the nature of democracy.
The fact that Mt, Brands s has fallen
Into It will suffice to explain his fallura
to understand the trust problem. . V
So long as Mr. Brandels persist" In
thinking of a democrats government as
political conspiracy to hamstring tha
fleet and enfeeble the powerful, ha Will
probably persist In the notion that big
businesses out to be cut up into little
But whenever the Idea shall enter Into
Mr. Brandels's astute and logical mind
that democracy loves efficiency as much
as he does himself, he will change his
theory about the Interstate corporations
Mr. Brandels has no difficulty In con
ceiving how the big pubtlc corporation
that we cull the government can possibly
be kept true to the comfcoVve princlpla
without calling in tha aid anotner
government to compete with ti for sov.
erelgnlty over Its own territory. He un
derstands that the competition is inside
the government itself, ' , ;'?
Whey then should Mr. Brandels be un--
able to understand that there is no need
of having two or ten corporations in this
country in perpettml competition for the
oil business? What Is the matter with
having Just on oil (corporation with
plenty of competition inside of that cor
poration? It appears that the true solution X
the trust problem Is to treat the K"et.
Interstate' Industrial concerns as pubtlc
service . Corporations. They "should bV
compelled to operate under such narrow
limitations of permissible dividends aiHt
commodity prices that all hlgh-pricedj
capital would be d;1ven out of them Info
fresher fields, and only men of the high
est efficiency could afford to run them.
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- Little Bobbie's Pa -.-X
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You wouldn't think that this disdainful
young person with the falcon perched
on her wrist, in her courtly dress and
high, gold-embroidered cap was the an
cestress of our athletic girl of today. But
When the first woman made up her
mind that she would stay at home no
longer, but would ride to the hunt with
the men folk, she created just as much
of a sensation as the first woman aviator
and, oh, dear, how they did talk about
Of course, the athletic girl ' Had ap
peared In pagan times, but during tha
early Christian era, and the following
dark ages. It wasn't considered nice for
a young lady to da anything at all but
stand around in stained glass attitudes
and wait for a possible husband to return
from the crusade.
When she was too old to be any longer
attractive, she was made to do every
kind of work and quickly developed Into
an old hag, so that there were only very
young girls and very old ones and neither
of them stirred far from borne.
Then came tha great innovation, I
suppose some fine lady like this one
with the spirit of a Columbus, and the
courage of a lion, decided that she was
bored to death with things as they were,
and that she wduld stand no longer lean.
Ing out over the parapet of he castle.
watching and waiting for something to
Goodness Jtnows, George, I am sick and j happen, but that she would go out with
tired of the whole layout. There was two
gents in here yesterday that talked so
loud that ,i was afraid tbey was going to
the men and get the exercise, the excite
ment, the fresh air and the fan that they
found in .the chase, s ,
And so she did. 'No woman had ever
THE STORY OF FURS AND MUFFS.
By MARGARET HUBBARD AYER,
done this before, not since the year one
anyhow, and It was looked upon ss a
wicked and Immoral thing, for it you
think that people gossip nowadays, you
ought to read the pleasant things they
said about each other in the middle ages
so properly called dark. No woman who
was pretty escaped slander, unless she
locked herself up In a cloister, and the
fact that every right-minded person look
upon gossiping' nowadays with disgust,
shows that,the world is certainly growing
bettor.' ' '
Well, the busy-bodies got together when
they saw this beautiful lady mounting
her palfrey, which la medieval for a
horse. She didn't wear divided sklvt,
but she did wear a low-necked dress.
The people of her time would have, been
shocked to death at the one,, and even
we, broad-minded as we are, might ob
ject to the other. I am sure If a womsn
rode down Fifth avenuo In a low-necked
riding habit, she would be quickly and
quietly led to the police station, and from
thence to the psychopoathlc ward , of
The first athletic lady wore jher hand
somest clothes to go hunting in. In that
she was entirely' feminine, because her
escort was composed of men. In thoso
days women dressed to Impress the other
sex. while now they dress to be envied of
their own. ' '"
This greet lady wore a magnificent
surtout sort of robe of green velvet.
bordered with ermine for she was a per
son of high degree, and to 'wear ermine
Wife, sed Pa to Ma the other nite,
doant you suppoaa that it wud be a good
skeom to live out In the country?
No, sed Ma.
I ouddent help thinking that It wud
be a good sheem, sed Pa, wen. I was
out fc the Taylors the other nite, Every
thing seemed so calm A quletC It was
so dlffernt from the sounds & sites of
the city. Thare was the green grans, &
the roses In the yard, & the brooding air
of luv, Pa sed, thai mads one feel like
a llttel child again. '
You doant tell me? sed Ma.
Yes, sed Pa, thare was a brooding air
of quiet. It seemed so kind of soothing
like. Wuddent you like to play that we
are kids aggen & roam oum among the
buttercups & daisies?
No, sed Ma ,
I can't understand It, sed Pa. You
used to live In the country wen I mar
ried you, out In that dear old Colfax,
Wisconsin. In them days you newer
was her privilege and right. Her petti
coat was a gorgeous thing of heavy silk
embroidered In gold end precious stones
the real kind were set among the go!
She wore very elaborate slippers, too.
They had 'points about an Inch long and
were made of kid or satin or velvet,
embroidered so thickly with silk or golden
threads that you had to guess at the
Hundreds of these slippers are pre
served In the Museum of Cluny in Paris
and other places. The ladies of thoaa
times undoubtedly had small feet, but
they, were quite broad across tha toes
and were not the long, narrow, acto-'
cratic, foot which U the presefit ideal in
But the most wonderful thing about
this first out-of-door girl was her head
gear. Fancy going out into the woods
with a cap on your bead that was two
feet high. And just think how your dig
nity -would suffer If ' some low, bending
branch of the tree suddenly knocked It
off your head, displaying the simplet colt'
fure of today. Sleek,' parted' hair, the
long braids twisted up tight In a kind of
a cabuchon effect over each ear.
However, the .great lady's way was
probably made clear for her, and there
were no mishaps on the first hunt, for
she went again, again other ladies of
equal rank joining her, when they saw
the effect of outdoor sport upon the lady's
health and temper.
Think what It must have meant to them
to get out of doors, to get the splendid
exercise of the chase, besides the ex
citement and Interest of It all, after be
ing abut up most of tha time.
No wonder if, on their return, these
first athletic girls started a new and
still more daring innovation. They de
cided they wanted a bath, and they took
one. '. '
The middle ages were the dirty ages,
and the woman who first took a cold bath
fell under the displeasure and ban of all
the ne'ghbr who heard 'about It, for
such a thing had never been done before.
Undoubtedly It was the devil's work, said
these neighbors, to whom whispering ser
vants brought the tales of secret and
thorough ablutions In cold water.
"Why should she want to wash? Nobody
else does," said the gossips. "Water
should be used to drink and to cook
with; it is ungodly to cleanse oneself so
often. She is no better than she should
be." - 'I:'-- '.-'.. , '
. And so the first athletic girl had to
suffer from the malicious and envious re
mark of her friends , who watched her
gr.ow more beautiful day by'day, and- at
tributed It to- a secret - understanding
which she had with the devil Instead of
to the cold baths In which she had be
gun to delight, and which she' took dally
until she was old In age. but never old In
Exercise and cleanliness have gone hand
In hand ever since, for this out-of-door
gh-l handed down tha secret of her per
ennial youth and beauty te her chllren
Fron aneamlc, sickly-looking creatures,
the women of the middle ages blossomed
out In to the renaissance ,ln a magnlfl
oent superbly vital creatures glowing with
health which we see in the paintings of
They did not know that they owed their
looks and beauty to that daring spirit
whjch first attempted out-of-door exer.
else, and then brought baths Into fashion,
bnt they did. And beauty is to be bought
nowadays at the same price exercise,
fresh air and plenty of water. ,
objected to roaming in the country.; g
No, sed Ma, but In those days I dldejt
have a roaming husband. If yovi want
to know why I doant live In the country ,
sed Ma, this is the reason; I doant want
to live In the country alone. . Me & llttel
Bobbie wud git .prltty lonesome if we
lived In the country with nobody to talk
to except us. You wuddent be thara
moast of the time and you .know ft.':
I wud be thare all the time, sed Pa,
Out In a butlful lioam like that we ciM
set under the tree & llssen to the dron
ing of the bees, & look at the fleecy
clouds that sail over '.head like .the
promises of angels, promises of the ,peaoa
that pums to two (2) soul that Is in per-
feck accord. in the distance thare WUd
be a llttel silvery stream, & from .its
bosom thare wud glance the sua rays
that are the sun rays of our perfeck luv, '
& that wud be happiness, sed Pa.; r! a
Tell It to Hweeny, sed Ma. .' .
Poor old Pa looked kind of sad then.
bekaus I know that Pa Is Jest the salia
as 1 am, a boy that wants to live In.
the country. That Is w hare boys used.
to live. ' r
But plees, dear,, sed Pa, why diailfc
you want io live in me open? , f '
Bekaus the telefone wud be open about
six o'clock every nite, sed Ma' I, wudl
tarn ine receever to my ear 4,. j wud
hear yure adoring voice. Ma sed, saying
Hello, deer, Is that you? Well, I have
missed my trane & I will not, be boam.
until about three o'clock In the. morning; f
Doant tell me, sed Ma. I have my Idee
of what life In the country wud be rwlth.
you. It Is bad enuff for me to keep
1-0 lL- f f .,n t .hn .1),, .V. .. L . .
- 1 . - . . " . v.
you under my thumb. , : .
60 I guess we will keep on living in'
One Hoosler Is Happr.
"One of the unusual things I saw on my
vacation In northern Indiana was a con
tented farmer.' said Ann's Burk,) secre
tary to Mayor Shank, the other day.
"We were going In an nuicmot)Us on a
fishing expedition north of Bass lake,"
Burn related, "and we stopped to ask a
farmer the road.,' He waa Sitting in hi
yard whittling, He gave . us the In
formation, and, just to let him know we
were friendly, 1 asked him his opinion
on politics. t ' " " -r, , ,
v -'That's something that don't worrv
mep the farmer said. 'Why -should "I
worry about politics or anything else?
Here I am, living on a good farm, got
a' good barn and a wife that's a good
worker; why should I worry'. " ladlanajK
oils Star. ... . ... ';
". '; 1
"' Mat fled Knocks. ' '
"Verena, bring Uncle Elijah anothap
napkin; he has tucked that one under his
chin."-'-- - . ..
"I waa only joking when I said you
had been calling on the manicure. ! Mr.
Plimmlns; I can see that you haven't." 1
"It's awfully good of you to stay so
long this evening, Mr. Spooner, suffer
ing as you;, must be from those - tight
BhOCS."' ' ''' " " ' " ' '
"How much trouble It Is to look after
boys! I don't wonder, Mrs. Chucksley,
that you seldom' have time to wash Bob
by's face.". ,. ; , ; 4g . .
''Clarence, dear, are "' you starting
beard, or have . you merely forgotten te
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