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SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
The Jury Takes a Slant at a Certain Tree
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iMarried Life the Third Year
Warren Ridicules the Postcards Helen Has Written to
Her Friends at Home
Helen nibbled the end -. pt her pen
1 and gazen frownlngly at the post card
! before' her. On 'one side was a picture
of London bridge;, on tha other the ad
' dress and the '.'This . ... . ' !
may ; be used tor
I She had ' written
London, August ' 2,
; 1912, but her Inspir
ation' ended there.
I At last In deeper;
; atlon :' she . wrote on
at least a. doien
Mother post cardB.
, "Wa are having a
very wonderful trip.
London is a most
j This if ; written
J large filled the
j apace. ' .
! Then .' ghe took
I another ' card, ., (8d
dressed it to the next
iname on her. Jist-focHelen had consclen-
j tioUaiy made list 'of all tha people to
I whom; she wanted or felt she ought to
!aehd post icards... ..
Thia list is always longest on ones
i first trip.' The reason is obvious,' The
! first time you are in Europe you wish
i all your friends to know it, and send
' most of your time and money in writing
! souvenirs. The next time you have more
sense. ; , .. . - . , ,
' - And now,, aa Helen wanted to send a
card' to alniost every one she knew, the
! task was most arduroiis." Letter writing
i was for her always hard," and 'posfcard
' "phrasing" was even more so. She never
knew what to say. She would anguish
half an hour over a sentence for that
j blank space, which was to small to
i write anything connected anct too large
jfor just "with -much love." .. .'
, When she had written about twenty,
; although there were many names still
on the list, she pushed the cards aside
, and took out some note paper. She would
j relieve the strain' by ' writing " to her
"London, Aug. 2, 1912,-Dear Mother: I
know I have written you only hurried
notes, but have been so rushed. So am
! staying in this rainy afternoon to write
some letters and post cards that I have
been putting on rrom day to aay.
"Well I have seen really a great deal of
I London in, the short time we have been
I here. Have had to see most' of it alone,
: as Warren has been too busy to be with
j me. We did go together to Westminster
abbey, and I am hoping he' will, go with
! me to the tower. But even it he had the
j time he hates sightseeing so.
"However, we go to some different
place for dinner every evening, which is
really a' most Interesting way to see the
city. There are to many beautiful res
taurants here and the food is so good
and so cheap. I am sending you one of
the menus to . shdw you just how chep
things are.- Look at all the vegetables
that are "only 4d (8 cents). Imagine any
Of the good New York restaurants putting
anything on their, menus for 8 cents?
: And even asparagus is only a shilling,
j Ninety cents Is what they charge at
"But I'm afraid 1'm talking too much
about food. Warren says I would make
a good press agent for the London res
taurants. I can't help being enthusiastic
when I find what delicious things you
can get for such absurdly small prices.
' But perhaps you ould rather hear of
something else. ,
"About th stores I know you will be
interested in them. Much to my surprise,
' X have not found them particularly
cheap. So I am buying very little. We
have about come to the conclusion that
by the time we pay duty the things will
1 cost us more than they would at home.
"Of course, there are some few things
you can get much better here rain
, coats, for Instance. Warren and I, each
bought one; they are very 'Smart' as they
, say over here, and yery .well made.
. 'British, substantial, solid and thick,' is
: Warren's phrase.
"But I don't care for their gowns.
i They haven't as much style and are not
' so graceful as ours. Perhaps I am pre-.
judlced, but X din't think the English
j women dress r earty .aa well, as we doat j
! least not on the street. I have bought
only one dress here, and that is a little
' French hibdet gray "blue chtffon. It is
very pretty, fcnd I think reasonable all
hand-made and only pounds ($45).
, "I have bought you some gloves and
' handkerchiefs. There are two of the
i few things "that ' are cheaper. But.
mother. I wish you could see the English
shoes. They are awful! Heavy, thick
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Ten Ages of Beauty -:- The Dora Girl
Illustration from Good Housek eeping Magarixic for September.
By MABEL HERBERT URXER.
and clumsy, and no small sizes. I tried
to get a pair of ' overshoes "goloshes'"
they call them, and could not get any1.
thing small enough. Said they didn't
make anything under sice three.
"Warren is having a couple of suits
made at a place on Bond street. The
cloth, of course, is excellent, but he
doesn't seem enthusiastic about the tailor
ing. Says they want to make every
thing too tight across the" chest, and
the work is clumsier than ours. . J in
tended to have a suit made here, but
think now I can do better at home.
"Mother, you would be astonished If
you could see all the American goods
that are on sale in theahops here. . Every
few counters you will come across a
sign of some 'American made' article.
And I find, too, that many of the shops
are selling American goods as their own.
Just yesterday I bought some black si'.k
stockings, and when I got them home
found stamped In gilt on the inside,
'Made in U. 8. A.' And a few dayB ago
I stopped in a chemist's for a couple of
washclothB,iind,a spool of .dental floss,
and they were both stamped 'U. S. A-
You asked about Warren's business.
He doesn't tell me much about it, but
f can see he is . getting very impatient
av the slow methods over here. Says
they resent the ''bustling hurry up" of
the Americans, and that he can't rush
things on that account. But he said yes
terday he was trying to have everything
closed up in about three weeks, so that
we can sail on the last Saturday of this
month. , ,
Give my love to father and Aunt Mary.
I will -try- to write them both in a few
days. Am sending Aunt'Mary a booklet
of the Abbey and some post cards.
With much love. ' HELEN.
When this' letter was addressed and
sealed, Helen took out more note paper
and began to.' nibble . at her . pen, She
must write to V.'arren's mother. Al
though she wrote to her on every mail,
It was always hard for she could never
get over the feeling that Mrs. Curtls's
attitude toward iter was a critical one.
"London, Aug. 2, 1912.
Dears Mrs. Curtis:
Your letter of the 23d came yesterday.
Am so glad to hear Winifred keeps well.
I am sending her in this mail some hair
ribbons. Tried to get the blue ones the
shade of the lining on her little leghorn
hat, the two-yard piece I thought would
be enough for a sash.
Warren says now we will probably
sail in about three weeks, but will let
you know definitely as soon as"
Usually she heard Warren's step in' the
hall, but now she was so absorbed. In
her writing that she did not hear him
until he opened. the door.
"Well, it's a beastly day, . all right.
Where'll I put this?" holding out a
dripping umbrella. . .
"Oh, wait, dear; 111 take' it"
"What've we got here?' aa he threw
himself in' a chair and took up the pack
age of postcards Helen had written.
"Who are all. these to?" ......
"Oh, to everybody," apologetically
"You know I haven't written any' since
we've been here."
"Oh, this is rich! Here are three:
We are having a wonderful trip. London
is a most Interesting city.' Written that
on them all? Did that phrase exhaust
"Oh, don't, Warren please don't read
those?'.'. But he held her off with one
hand while he turned the cards over witb
"Oh, you did vary this one. 'London
Is a most interesting cJtj We are having
wonderful trip." And her you exerted
yourself on this one: 'London is a very
interesting and impressive city. We are
having a most wonderful trip. "
Oh. Warren, please please don't read
"Didn't you write any. This is a lovelj i
spot. Wish you were here.' That coven !
everything and has a note of hospitalit;?
in It I'd recommend that as the standard
postcard sentiment." '
"Oh, Warren, you mustn't read any
more! I won't let you ridicule my post
cards." There was a suspicious tremble in
her voice now,' and he let her take them
from him. - . , "... ', .
Written" mother!" ' ' v .
"No; I was Just writing her now. Don't
you . want to . write . something, too?"
"Not before dinner. I've had about all
I want to do for one day. Get on your
raincoat and we'll look up a chop-house
I beard some fellows talking about at
lunch. From what they said it mnst b
all right We'll take a chance on It any
way. Hurry up now it's after at."
THIS PICTURE, BY NELL BRINKLET. 19 REPRODUCED BY PERMISSION AND ACCOMPANIES AN ARTICLE BY
OCTAVE UZANNE. ENTITLED "THE STORY OF FURS AND MUFFS."
What would .have happened if Dra,
David Copperfield's child-wife, had lived
to grow old?
Would sho ever have learned to man
age her household, her husband ' and
babies, or would she have been eternally
Inefficient childish and irresponsible?
The Dora girl will always be a type of
feminine beauty which many men will
find hewitchlng, for the very helplessness
of her makes an instant appeal to the
masculine sense of protection.
There she Is, looking out of the window
waiting for him to come home. Perhaps
he is late, detained by business, or per
haps he has gotten into some foolish
scrape and doesn't want to bring his
troubles home, because his child-wife is
unequal to the burden of Bharing them
Possibly, they had a quarrel In the
morning before he left. Something went
wrong In the household, something that
she could, have avoided, and now she
looks out of the window with her tender
little heart wrung in an agony t self
reproach, tor the Dora girl always re
proaches ' herself when It is too late.
Her experiences In life leave no Impres
sion on her and she gets no further in
life's school, despite the hard lessons she
has to master. ... , - - .
She Is either light-hearted and sunny
or in deepest despair; of her own shavt-
comings. But generally she is Incapable
of helping herself out of her troubles
or finding the key to her misfortunes.
When the Dora giri makes a success of
life, though, she has done more than the
ordinary Kir! would be capable of, for
she has had to triumph over herself, over
her weak and clinging nature, over her
childish feelings and - general Incompe
tency. The strong character can hardly
understand her trials and her little child
ish temptations. It Is only tha Dora
woman who has succeeded who can show
her the" Way.
One of these little Dora wives had
reached the brink of matrimonial unhap
plness, and her feet were already trem
bling ovar tha dark vutUn-a.
By MARGARET HUBBARD AYEIt.
Her particular David had always been
the most devoted husband, until lately,
when he found his home occupied by a
mother-in-law, a slBter-ln-law and various
other relations of his wife.. Dora had
weakly allowed this invasion of her home,
and her kind heart could not bear the
idea of saying "no" to any of her kin.
The consequence was that her husband's
home no longer belonged to him, and be
ing a very uncomfortable place he avoided
It as much as possible, and Dora looked
out of the window and watohed for him,
until an older woman of her own kind
came and pointed out her failings.
' "You'll have to choose," said the older
Dora, "whether it is worth while sacri
ficing a perfectly good husband to the
whim of your own family. You chose him
and It is up to you to stick to him. You
have virtually given his house away.
His wife's time no longer belongs to him,
so, naturally, he doesn't come back. If
you prefer the others, go with them, but
this .Is a house divided, which cannot
stand, and you will be the loser."
And little Dora gathered up her courage
and gave formal notice to her relatives
that the house was David's, and he would
have to come first. . They left in high
dudgeon, but happiness and David re
Woman to Man
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Woman is man's enemy, rival and competitor. John, J. Ingalls.
You do but Jest, sir, and you Jest not well.
How could the hand be enemy of the arm,
Or seed and sod be rivals! How could light
Feel Jealousy of heat, plant of the leaf,
Or competition dwell 'twit lip and smile?
Are we not part and parcel of yourselves?
Like strands in one great braid we entertwine'
And make the perfect whole. You should not be,
Unless we gave you birth; we are the soil
From which you sprang; yet sterile were that soil ,'
Save as you planted. (Though in the Book we read
One woman bore a child with no man's aid, (
We find no record of a man-child born
Without the aid of woman! Fatherhood
Is but a small achievement at the best,
While motherhood comprises heaven and hell.) ,
This ever-growing argument of aex ,
Is most unseemly, and devoid of sense.
Why waste more time in controversy, when ' ,
There is hot time enough for all of love,
, Our rightful occupation in this life?
Why prate of our defects, of where we fall, V
When Just the story of our worth would need
Eternity for telling, and our best ,., .
-. ; Development comes through' your praise,
As through our praise you reach your highest self?
Oh! had you not been miBer of your praise
And let our virtues be their own reward, .
The old-established order of the world
' Would never have been changed. Small blame is ours
" For this unsexing of ourselves, and worse
Effeminislng of the male. We were
Content, sir, till you starved us, heart and brain.
All we have done, or wtse,! or otherwise.
Traced to the root, was done for love of you. ,
Let us taboo all vain comparisons,
And go forth as God meant us, hand In hand,
Companions, mates, and comrades evermore; ,
Two parts of one divinely ordained whole. ... ;
Copyright,' 1912, by American-Journal-Examiner.
What Do You Stand For? 1 .
Selected by EDWARD MARKHAM.
Out of the Ordinary Name
. Thousands of newspaper printers and'
proofreaders will have an Interest pecu
liarly their own In the announcement
of the death of Dr. W J McOee, the
well known scientist and author. Their
peculiar Interest lies In the typographical
difficulty which' the doctor has caused
them all over the country for the last
thirty . . years. Dr. McGee, through
tome bit of parental erraticism, was chris
tened W J at his birth. In other words,
W J was his "front name," and not
mere his initials. Then it was Improper
to put periods after the W and the J.
Very early In life Dr. McGee pointed
out this typographical situation to the
printer who first set up his name In type
The government proofreaders, especially
those handling the publications of the geo
logical survey and the Smithsonian insti
tution, had to . be instructed as to the
surname. 'Then it passed to the proof
readers who supervised the printing of the
Popular Science Monthly, to which Dr
McGee was a frequent contributor. Dur
tu St Louis exposition the oaau-
liarities of Dr. MoOee's name percolated
out to the newspapers. The Evening,
Post was erne of the first to become aware
of the situation, and it has devoted enough
energy to the education of Its editorial
and mechanical departments on this im
portant matter to run the entire news
paper for thirty minutes.
The New York Sun Is another news
paper which has paid scrupulous atten
tlon to this typographical oddity, bul
that can't bo said of other New York
newspapers. One trouble has been that
the thing has spread largely by word o(
mouth. If Dr. McGee had bombarded tlu
printing world with little yellow slips of
paper calling attention to the situa
tion, things might have been easier all
around. But he never did that. It was
an oral tradition, spreading from scientist
to scientist, from editor to editor, from
proofreader to proofreader. Once learned
it was rarely forgotten but there are such
a lot of 'tilings to learn In this world
and the doctor added an appreciable bur
den to tha Dtlal Oiicajfo Viw'
James L Gordon, In "Tne Young Man
and His Problems," runs together homily
and story, setting before young men-the
needs and deeds that make life worth
while. Here is the opening of his chapter
"When God would move men, He moves
one man. This one God-moved man moves
men. Then God-moved men move men
for God. And then follows the swing and
sweep of a spiritual momentum- move
menta mighty movement of men; and
this is the history of the origin of evsry
movement which has ever blest the world.
"Every man is the Incarnation of fc
thought. There is for .each one of us a
peculiar and predominating characteristic.
In the Mfe of the great man some leading
feature of his character is chosen by tha
people and expressed In a popular phrase
or appellation. Gladstone was l ne oranu
Old Man.' Wellington was the 'Iron Duke.'
Cromwell was known as ' 'Ironsides,
Shakespeare has gone down In history as
'the Myriad-Minded,' Luther was 'the
Solitary Monk,' General Grant was la
beled 'the Silent Man,' Garrison Is known
as 'the Liberator,' Lincoln has been
crowned with the title of 'the Emanci
pator,' David is spoken of as 'the Sweot
Singer of Israel,' while Abraham stands
alone as the possessor of the supreme
name, title and appellation, 'the Friend
of God.' What fl0 stand for? What
Isi thy name?
"A wise philosopher has said that we
are all alike in one respect-namely, we
are all different Most people are right
handed. Some people are left-handed.. It
is well we are not all alike.
"Napoleon's favorite word was Glory.'
Wellington's favorite word was . 'Duty.'
In the making of modern Italy, Cavour
stood for a monarchy; Mazzlnl fought for
a republic, while Garibaldi struck for
liberty, and was Indifferent to the form
"In the American Civil war there came
to the front three great generaIs Grant,
Sherman and Sheridan. Grant could plan
a great campaign; Shorman was a great
master of detail; Sheridan was built for
hard fighting. Every man to his work.
"The English Reformation developed
two great characters Wesley and Whit
field; Whitfield the orator, and Wesley
the organizer. Whitfield left a nama.
Wesley left a denomination,
"A past generation produced two great
prophets Emerson and Cartyle. Carlyle
tried to settle everything, while Emerson
v. j ...... u umcifluu I
im Ilk tha aKanvi C-avlvl was Ilka I
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the lightning flash. Emerson was like
the sephyr, Carlyle was like a cyclone;
Emerson dwelt In short sentences; Carlyle
spoke in long paragraphs. Emerson was
the philosopher and prophet; Carlyle
was the prophet and poet ' '
"Great men differ. What a difference
in preachers Guthrie was strong in Il
lustration, Spurgeon dwelt in short, pun
gent sentences, Talmage was dramatic,
Joseph Parker was the incarnation of or
iginality, Beecher was a lover of nature,
Luther was the Incarnation of force. Phil-:
lips Brooks was boundless In his sympa
thy. "It la well for a man to know his, own
forte.. The prayer of the Scotch elder
was a wise one. "Grant, O Lord, that I
may always be right; for Thou knowest
that X am hard to turn M
Pig-a la Pisa, bat Tortoise
"The processes of ratiocination of the
human animal is something devious,"
philosophized Bob Woolley, once a promi
nent newspaper correspondent in Wash
ington, but now reformed and living on
his amateur farm in Fairfax, where he
divides his time between writing for the
magazines and raining an occasional can
of tomatoes. "Aa I boarded the electrio
car at the Fairfax terminals today the
conductor spted a tortoise I was bringing
into Washington to a small boy,
" 'No dogs allowed on the car, sir,' he
f 'But this isn't s, do,' I protested,
'it's a tortoise.'
" 'Well, I'll have to ask the office about :
It,' he finally dslded, and disappeared
in to the telephone.-
'"It's all right. Mr. Woolley,' 'he said
emerging a tew minutes later and ring
ing the starting signal, 'cats is dogs, and
rabbits Is dogs, but a tortoise Is a in
sect,' "-Washington Times,
Queer, bat Correct.'
Prof. Brander Matthews in his quality
of philologist said the other day i New
York!; ; ;. - :.: l
"The past participle, 'gotten' has irnsn
put in England, though it still lingers On
wun us. in England, however, "gotten"
is almost as obsolete aa ' putten.-.
"In some parts of Cumberland tlie vil
lagers still use 'gotten' and 'putten and
a pupil teacher once told me of a lesson
on the past participles wherein she gave '
her pupils an exercise to write on the
blackboard. ' ' " - .- ,
"In the midst of the exercise an urchin
began to laugh. Sh asked him why ho
was laughing and he answered: "
"Joe's put putten where he should
ha.va mil Ion 'nit. " ,
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