Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1913)
SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE SUIT
'.The Widow Quarrels with the Doctor, Who is Interested
in Her Case.
; . , Ily VIRGINIA TERHUNB VAN DEWATKK.
Tho sun was shining chccrrully when
Beatrice Minor awoko on the morning
following her day 6P Illness. Her throat
was still a little weak after tho fover
artd fasting ot yesterday, but the head
acho that hnd' tortured her was cone and
she. felt almost well.
Mary o'ame "In with a tray of steaming
coffee and hot toast, and, after Beatrice
had breakfasted, hIio announced that she
Was going to get up. Dcspito theprotcsts
of tho maid, who qubtcd tho doctor's
orders and her own promise, the widow
arose, bathed, and, after fastening her
Imlr tu a loose knot at tho back of her
neck, donned .a dainty mornlnB Kown and
went oh tho veranda. Here sho stretched
Ijcrsolf out In a lounBlnK chair in tho
sunshine at ono end of the porch, and,
resting her head against tho salt cushion,
bVJiind her, closVdhcr ejus.
''ijhe must have fallen asleep, ,for sho
roused herself with a start to find Paul
Mdynard standing In front of her, look
ijTo was doesscd 1n a flannel nhlrt and
kahkl trousers' and w;or6 moccasins. Ho
lJ5fl a. great, bunchy of white jujtJ.' froM,.
$Stcr tHilcs' which h'o laid an 1wj lap.'
votjyo . offering to ,'tho, .sleeping.
fVlth an exclamation delight Bcatrlco
buried her f'aco in the cool' fragrance ot
;01i. they..'aro perfectly wonderfull" she
exclaimed. "Where did you ever find
'lroused mc with the'Iark,' announced
Maynardr''',and took them froui a se
cluded spot at tho upper end of the- lake
before the rest of tho summer boarders
could get them. Mrs', Bobbins told me-you
were' 111, but now that I see you, I don't
believe a word of It. So, after all, you ob
tained the flowers under false pretences,
is a penalty the court sentences you to
a half houi'svconversatlon wllh me."
Ho'drew up a. chair nnd sat down ho
side her. "Please pardon the clothes."
ho begged. "I like to bo all fussed up
like ah" ambassador when I come to' see
you," Tbut tlihi Is tho only costume hi
keeping with the early morning- paddlo
after a day and night of soaking rain.
.So hero 1 am, rough clothes and all!" f
"I-am glad you came," said Beatrice,
Hinl.lln. "I wanted to be amused mot
Awfully. One gets very tired of no
rompuny except one's self when one Is
"Hos- da you prefer to be amused?"
nslicd.j ,tlio -man, -banterlngly. "Mis
lHlidQWi! said to mo the other nlglt,
'pli, Mr. Maynurd, ploasc my something
funny, 'won't yon 7" " Shall 1 tell you
' "Doii't ir' It is a real erfort," laughM
(he widow. "Did TSIIss T.aimlowno suffer
from ber wetting?" . . .
"Not n bit. for a wonder. You seem,
Instead, . to have been visited with tho
coldtiiat was rightfully coming to her
from her unpremeditated plunge Into tho
'r"Jlm nlniost selfish-enough to wish
that jitstlcf had been done," sighed
ttratrlce;-' 'T' put in a most miserable time
f am' so sorry." euld the fnun, sj;m
Bathtlcalb'i I'Yom down the drivewny'cnmc the
'ihoijk." of an automobile horn Tho
tyldow glanced over her shoulder
"Oh!" she exclaimed, In half-laUghlng
dlsiifay,- "tliut's Dr. Huynes! And lie, said
J Wis! not -to get up until tie' came to
day!" . Physician did not appear to be In
the best of tempers as he left his car
md ocune up on the veranda.
"Good morning, doctor!" Maynurd
hailed him gayiy. "You've came to late.
She') all 'well how."
"Vmir medicine worked .wonders. Dr.
Ilavnes.'' vnid Beatrice, feellnir. under
lb pbykiclan's disapproving gaze, like a i
"It would bu well if you had as much
'alth In my directions as you had In the i
ir.,-Hr.tlnn "' until tha nliralrlm nilrflv '
"l ordered you not to get up until I saw
He looked at Maynard as he spoke, and,
that gentleman, understanding the sig
nificance ot the gaze, rose hastily.
"Please don't go!" pleaded Beatrice.
'I am quite well, and there Is no reason
for t'np' being treated like an invalid,"
Bdt Maynard declined her Invitation
with a laugh. "The visitations of the
!Hjpfelon must be conducted with thq
itri'test privacy," he Jested. "Why be
thyiiclan if one cannot chat en tcte
'KSVwjth pije's. charming patients?'
jje iutd good-bye to Beatrice, .nodded
loathe physician and took his departure.
7Te. doctor dropped Into the hulr that
Mayiard had Vacated.
Mrs. Minor,'' he began, c;dtntly con
t ailing hi Indignation with difficulty,
. .1 ( I ,f .
"you knbw that you ought to have lain
still this morning."
"But I feel qulto well," protested the
"That makes no difference," ho re
joined impatiently. "In the first place
you could not feel well after having hnd
fever all yesterday. In the second place,
I told you to stay In bed until I saw you
"But you did not come over last night,
as I supposed you would, and I exercised
the right of privnto Judgment. "And"
with an Indifferent smile "I am not a
child, you know."
The memory of tho plquo which sho
had heretofore felt at 'her failure to
make an Impression upon this man added
rest to her enjoyment of his discom
fiture. Ho had embarrassed her often
enough; now let him bo tho one to suffer!
But Dr. Haynes, llko .many another
man who Is forced by his calling to con
trol tongue and manner under most cir
cumstances, had a violent temper, and
now he gavo vent to it.
"As' long as I am your physician." he
burst forth, "you will please Record me
the courtesy of following my orders, "What
you heed,. Mrs. Minor, la a utrong. willed.
inaster(ul husband to control you. By
siting out 1iere,yon may hrfye endangered
your life. Dpcs that fact seem a triflo to
you? You have two clilldrcn to bring up.
and they aro entirely dependent upon you
Js a risk of your health worth whlle7''
Vtir. irayncs!"cxclalmed tho woniau
astounded, and. In her turn, angry-" "I
think you forget yourself!"
"t forget nothing!'' declared tho phy
sician. "I am speaking to you as I would
wish some ono to speak to my own sister
If sho behaved as you do. It is time that
some one told you the truth about your
Beatrice Minor's mood suddenly
changed, nnd a spasm of self-pity made
her Hp quiver us bIio answered.
"You might remember,' she said in a
low tone, "that I am a widow and all
alone In tho world."
"It might be as well If you re-nembered
that yourself.' tho man rejoined hotly
The half-sick woman paled suddenly at
tho brutality of the retort, but she sum
moned her dignity to her aid nnd, in
a moment, had seemingly conquered the
momentary weakness that hnd assailed
her. Sho rose of her feet and faced tho
"I will have no further' need of your
services. Dr. Haynes," who said steadily.
The physlclnn stared at her Incredu
lously; Jhen' sprang to IiIb feet.
"As you pleaho," ho exclaimed. Then he
turned and icnt down the steps, and a
moment, later the dazed but still angry
woman saw his automobile bear liltn
swiftly away from her gate.
Turning- the Tables
It is said that I'rof. Blackle often
told this anecdote 'on himself." This old
professbr ured to form a very picturesque
feature In the Edinburgh streets. He was
a wiry old patriarch, with "handsome
features and hair falling In ringlets about
his shoulders. No ono who had seen htm
could possibly forget him. One day he was
accosted by a very dirty little bootblack
with his "Shine your hoots, sir?" The pro
fessor was Impressed by the fllfhlnesx of
tho boy's face. "I don't want a shine, my
lad," said he; "but if jou'll go and wash
your face I'll give you a sixpence.''
"A' rlcht, sir," was the lad's reply. Then
he went over to a neighboring fountain
and made his ablution, Returning, he
hold out his hand for the money.
"Well, my lad," !aid the professor, "you
have earned" t'e slxpens. Here it is."
'M dinna want It." returned the bov.
wlt" a lordly air. "Vou keep it and get
l'"r "lr cut."-Natlonal Monthly,
NaVlwutlon On tlir OftaKf.
Iln. l .h.r,,.,...
wnere is tne usage river In Missouri. In
that region they tell of a farmer living on
the banks of that river who had a small
flatboat, which one day he loaded with
produce and floated down to market, six
miles away. He exchanged the produce
for goods at one of the stores and loaded
his goods in the flatboat.
"How aro you going to get your stuff
home. Bill?" asked a friend. "Got a
steamboat to tow you buck?"
"I am going to float It back," was the
"How aie you going to do -.hat? I
"I guess you don't know much about
this river. It doubles on Itself Just be
low here and runs back to within lets
than a quarter ot a mile of my place.
I've got a landing oa both banks and a
team of horses that can drag the boat
over front ono landing to the other,'
Kansas City Journal.
THE ICE'SKftTlN StftSOr WA5
OH. A LriKGe CROWD TUHHBD
our to tv thb ice . one
fELLOw era ? TED a lot or
pflfwcv stufp flrto riai-TTV
eoon eveRyraoov ewSTMer
t-flK-S WrtS WTCHKO TWr
PtMiSHCD H3 EfHIBITlOM rUCY
NDTIC6T MC HAD CUT &OME"
TWNO IM Trie CC 17 RERD.'
' IP W YORK ELFCTS ITfe
CrOVEKNOft BV POPULAR VOTC
how ape vou FveD for
Don't Make Your Resolve Into a Mental
My ADA, PATTKKSON.
'.'I believe In New Year resolutions, mt
not In the manner of making them."
Mrs. Marion V. Marshall, tho witty
author, turned serious dark eyes upuii
me. Mrs." Murshall is proof that a
woman must not be old nor ugly to be
a successful writer. . ',
"Now Year resolutions express our
ideals and everybody Is better for an
ideal," sho said, "but why make rsoJ
lotions about our conduct for the next
year In the spirit of going to a funeral?
Why stupidly stick to tho iriethod that
fails? Tho reason we do not always
keept our resolve made at the birth of a
new year Is that we have made ourselves
think v.o are monsters of wrongdoing
and that we cannot possibly keep the
resolutions because we have broken them
before. That Is what a singer would
call a bad method of attack.
"Itiktead of spending an hour on Now
Year's eve, making a list of our faultv,
why not devote the time to meditating
upon the worth-while side of our natuica
and being grateful? Surely this would
be sucli a natural and heartening pro-'
ceeding, for there Is a lot that Is decent
and encouraging in even tho worst of us
thut tbe natural Impulse would be to
add to the lift. We would make a posi
tive Instead of a negative mutter of it.
"Building up processes are so much,
more Interesting than the tearing down
ones that we arc more apt to stick to the
task Besides did not a very clever
thinker oikc advise us to think about
THE BEK: OMAITA, WliOXlOSDAY, JANTARY 1, 1013.
A Judge May Be Lenient
Copyright 1911. National
n WAS cHPi&TMns eve-phd
LITTLE VtlLLie WAS bound he
WW CrOlNC, TO OCT SQUINT
fiT 6ANTT H LnV IN BED
7HERE WOTN&TO HEF1R TH
3JN6i.fi- OriHC? BELLA flMD
f NO6E WILLIE 3VHPEr
OUT OF BEX fftiD VURRIEO
DOWN TO THC OLD FIREPLnCe.
oh H-S- &ock he Fxe-r n
LONft L-STTER FPOM SnHTH.
rr arrrRre-D; "if you wrote a
LeTTEFt IH THE SUBWfly
WOULD VOU CftLL 17 ftH
Opinion of New
MItS. MAIUON V. .MAUSIIAI.I,
Whatsoever things are tiur, whatsoever
thlngM arn Imnpii, wliiitiHicviir things are
Juht, whatsoever things nru pure, what
soever things uro lovoly und whatsoever
things are of good report?' i
"I will resolve on tho first duy of 1313
never again to give a Christmas present.
I shall send the prettiest thing I can
afford to any friend of mine whenever th
spirit and the market movVa me. und on
Chrlstmis confine myself to a card.
This would be a lellef to both Hlyurs and
recelvors which class Is most to be
pltled7 and would work no. Ill to the
merchant In. our midst. It would spread
his Christinas trade out thiough the your
and,-would save the overworked people
and delivery horses.
"I have made and broken the tesolu
tlon before, but that was because I al
lowed myself to think about the beauty
of tho plume. I ahull not suffer. another
relapso this tlmo, however, for I now
have a clear picture in my mind of the
exquisite creature that was killed during
tho mating season by thn brutes who
make their living that way. And som(
day, maybe today, I'm going to bo decent
enough to resolve never to wear tho fur
of uny animal that has been caught In a
trap and left to starve Itself to death or
to die of gangrene from a crushed paw
or broken leg. Not that I think the woar
ing of furs is a peculiarly feminine fail'
ing. Any man who can afford a fur
lined overcoat delights In lis beauty and
cosiness in quite us primitive a manner
"wNr o poo oooH LOGCbHH Howe i Baron Stein
when e Goeo to Trte .pcNTffer 11 J
7He Tuooe Re-riD thc mnnL
INBTWCTIONft TO 7HE JLnf
nrTcrR which thcv rfCTiieo
TO THE JURV ROOM AND fVJER
DELIBERATING POK a WEARY
hout& Trtcv rinnLLV REACHexA
A VERDICT, THE 3UT9V 7HEH
FILED N AND TOOK THEIR
fcerra. you could hcara Pin
DROP WHE N THE TUD6S C'5.V
nROae and naxro thp
PORE MAN ir THEY HAD RBACHcd
A VERDICT 'SORG? VELX.BD
THE FOREMAN AND 7HEH HE
' IE OUR Hl&70RIAHS,-DIDNY
DEAL 7U&TLV WfTH CART JOHN
SMrrt WOULD POCA-HAUHT-U&f
us the most feminine woman among ua
"I shall begin the new year with a
hot resolve to vote Tills, after reading
some such Illuminating bit of literature
as the report of tho 'Committee of Fif
teen.' O think If some of the antls would
calmly peiuse some of these truthful and
courageous reports on segregation and
kindred topics they would decide that
whether or not they need tho vote, tho
vote needs them."
"Then you bellvn in New Year resolu
tions, but not In the ordinary New Year
frame of mind?" I usked.
"Kxnctly. I opposo tho spirit of abase
ment that precedea tho New Year reso
lutlons. Better begin with thinking 'I'm
a pretty fair surt of woman, but I want
to be better," than 'I'm a kind of human
ush heap. What is the use of trying to
"It Is a very depressing way to begin
the New Year with ail one's most de
testable traits In tlie pillory before one's
mind's eye, growing more real and formi
dable every moment. I believe this pro
cess amounts to absolute suggestion, so
what wonder that It often proves a
failure? Take tho case of the man who
drinks not wisely but too well, He ro
holvtw not to touch a drop for a year.
And what happens? A picture of those
three hundred nnd sixty-five thirsty days
unfolds Itself before his Imagination. He
grows thirstier every moment, until nt
last a drink, or the lack of it, becomes
the realest thing In the world to him and
he goes and gets it, and with it not only,
iiy ntiv. tii6mas II. OUEOOUV.
Ono hundred nnd fifty-five yearn ago
was born Hennrich Frlodrlch Karl Bteln,
the regenerator of Prussia, tho John the
Baptist of Gorman unity, tho man whosu
splendid work made
possible tho victories
of the Franco-Prussian
war, and tho
establishment of tho
great e-mplro which
followed so close
Created minister of
slate In 1S0I, Stein
nt onrn began his
noble work of re
forming and r e -Juvcnatlng
loved Prussia. lie
abolished tho in-
tuqUItous Internal customs duties and
established a responsible, ministry In
place of the ring of IrresponslblcB who !
hud hitherto been ruining tho country.
Dismissed for his plain talk to the
king, ho was recalled a few months later
on his own terms, when ho begni) tlm
organic reforms which are, nt the hot-'
totn of tho proscnl-day greatness of tliej
He abollshod serfdom, did Away twih'
the infamous castn distinctions, 'abrogated
.the old feudal restrictions upon 4perHOiy
and property, and thus took' tho flcnl
step toward making his peoplb sclf-r-spoctttlg
and free. ' ' '
In other words, ho began tlip business
of convtrtlng- the absolute, monarchy of
Prussia Into n free representative slntf
Ho was the father of the' principle of
local solf-govcriunent In Ills country. The-
The Heavens in January
The sun I going north slowly nnd In
creasing the day's" irngtli from fl Iioura
10 minutes on the 1st; to 0 hours 20 mlu-'
utcs on tho 16th, ami 0 hours M mlnutis
on the 31st, The sun rises on these datrH
at 7:53, 7:t0, "!, nnd sets nt K:03, B:ltf; 5:.Tr.
The sun is 4 minutes slow on tho 1st nnd
14 minutes slow on tho Hist.
MciTury is morning star the whole
month, but scarcely visible, although It
makes a close conjunction with MnrH mi
the 0th nnd with Jupiter 'on the 10th.
Venus is slowly Incrcsslng in brilliancy
In the owning sky and coming higher
Mars and Jupiter have a close conjunc
tion In the morning twilight on the 13th,
Flying Across the Atlantic '
Claude Grahamc-Whlte, . In discuss
ing his project of making tho Atlantic
passage) In u hydro-nernplann next year,
rays thut he anticipates some trouble.
In obtaining the motors Tor the power
ful airship which ho bus planned. To
cross the Atlantic in about thirty hours
four engines of SjO-horsc-powcr would bo
required, hn believes, to drive his aero
plane, which will be largo enuukh to
carry two pilots, two mechanics mil two
pussengers. Motors of such power! have
not yet been built for ttie heavier than
afr flying machine. Mr. Oraliamn
Wlilte would experience difficulty In find
ing the engineer with genius nnd pa
tience enough tq furnish, the design nnd
construct the motor. Some time ago
tho aviator consulted an engine maker
about "a special motor of JWO-liorse-power,"
and learned that It could not bo
furnished In less than eighteen months.
This explanation wus given:
"During tho eighteen months, although
you may not believe me, my experimental
expenses would amount to not very fur
short of 15,000 (about $73,000). Naturally,
you might ask where the money would
go. It Is not difficult to tell you. Be
fore I was able to got the details ot such
a new engine nil In satisfactory order,
I should have to make, only to 'scrap'
perhaps, a headache, but an added sense
of depression and disappointment in him
self and tho discouraging conviction thut
he has not as good a mind as he thought
"Well, he hadn't, but getting discour
aged about It doesn't help. Better Jolly
himself into the state of mind ot believ
ing ho 1h a good sort ot fellow by
dwelling upon his undoubted and gener
ally conceded good jwintx, and then tnk
the pledge as a matter of course. It's
Ilka getting a horse's blood up before lie
takes the hurdle."
The Bee by Tad
vuMtnta l- -you v
right of self-government was' to extend
to tho rural districts, and a thorough in
form In every branch .of tho adinlnlstra-.
tlon was to be effected, wlvllo tho coping
stono of the now odlflco win tp take the
form ot a free rcprescntatlvq jjarllamont
Lover of Justice ns ho was, und mat
of pence. Htoln know very well that nj
things then were he could not afford to
ovorliHik the nrmy, nnd accordingly be
resolutely applied himself to tho tusk ol
reorganizing and increasing tho military
strength of his country, thus laying the
foundation for Hie successes thut were
Inter on won by Van Moltko ami Prlnc
In tho meantime. Hteln was the first
clearly to see tho pressing necessity ot
Oonnan unity and to forco it' upon tin
attention of the German peoples. Ger
mans will never cense to honor Bismarck,
and neither, If they nro grateful, wit'
they ever forget Stein, the man who mnde
A most noble character withal wai
Baron Bteln clean, honest. Incorruptible.
Tho grand duke of Welmer, ranking nexd
to the king, tried (din day to tell a filthy
Joke In Stein's presence npd was roundly
rebuked nt tho first word,
A lofty personage whom Bteln had
caused to-be Imprlsoncil for, fraud, hav
ing obtained a pardon from tho king,
called on Stein to show It to him. t,Ti
minister brat him out of the house with
At a dinner In Berlin a great noble, '6f
scoundrelly traits, was announced, where
upon Hteln, in spite of all romonstrcuice,
left tho room, declaring tliat ho "would
not sit under tho sumo root with such
Mars being then about 47 minutes south of
'Jupiter. Mercury will also bh nenrby a
few days before and pass between the
two. As these planets will bo only at
ono hour's distance from tho sun, the'
conjunction may not b vlnltilo 'except In
n telescope ot some kind and In a very
Saturn h still the dominant planet, it,
crosses tho mcrldlun. on the 15th nt 8;57
Tho moon Is new on tho 7.th, In first
qmirtcr on the 16th, full on the Hd and
In, last qnurter on flic S9th. It is In con
junction with Venus on the Uth und with
Saturn on thn 18th.
WILLIAM V. ItlGGTJ.
Crelghton Observatory, Onialja.
sguln, quite a number ot complete en
gines." If tho, engine, maker, can produce the
pcrfoct high power motor only by elab
orate experimenting, so the aviator can
provo the fully equipped heavyweight
aeroplune to be capable of sustained
flight only by u long series of tests In
volving considerable risk and dungcr.
Mr. Grahumn-WlUto proposes to install
four motors-of thirty-flvo liorse.power in
a machine larger than lie has over han
dled, but It would not follow that If he
mnde it fly about Kngland the gTeat fab
ilo for the Atluntlc pussuge would bo a
success. Tlio preliminary test would have
to be renewed and made all over again
with supplies uboard and the b!x pas
sengers in their places. It is doubtful
whether enough petrol could bo carried
to last the voyage. Mr. aralianioWhlte
admits this. Perhaps a reserve could bq
stored In tho "boat" attached to the
ueroplano nnd pumped up, Into the tank,
but it would require nice calculation i
the adjustment (it weight to keep the
"boat" seaworthy,' as descents Into tho
water might bo frequent nnd In the end
tho voyagers might have to depend upqu
Its flotation for rescue.
Tho risks of the weather would have
to be taken, und perhaps June would ba
more auspicious than any part of the
autumn, which Mr. Grahame-Whlte
seems to prefer for the venture. He
has unbounded faith In tne future ot the
aeroplane for sustained flights and over
sea traveling. It is only a question of
power, he has said; he believes that an
engine will yet be discovered "infinitely
more powerful than tbe petrol motor
and yet at the same tlmo much lighter."
When ono considers the amazing per
formances of the aeroplane in the last
two or three years. It will not do to
speak lightly of his dream ot flying tno
Atlantic. New Yprk Sun,
Powered by Open ONI