Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 18, 1913, Page 13, Image 14
THK HKK: OM AHA. SATl'UDAV. .1ANTAKY is. 1U? 13 rr- Vegetable People By W1X1FRKI) IlliACK. He hrought 1110 u bunch of violets th9 English boy who Is vtsltltic us great mile, fragrant violets, hcavv with Itw and as sweet ub the memory of our we 'loved hi earlv youth Violets. sweet weet violet,, and. I In" Whole i-trept whs., full of puta fc ps and cabbages slid bepts and tur ii'I's. nud things that he might have bought. I'm Rind ho didn't do It Violets! Some Union I am In dan ger of forgetting that thorn urn such things. I look t onions ntul car roti and potatoes nnd think what's for '-'dinner till 1 don't even renumber that somewhere down In the brown earth the flowers are asleep, waiting Iqi Spring to call them from their deep bids." I hate, that, don't you? 1 don't bo llovej that It pnys. tiktiow many people vrgetable people thai -never thinks of anything that Isn't useful something to eat or drink or wear.' Poor things, poor things; what a lot "they missed, don't they? .-'Minever read novels," said a eros old woman to me the other day. "1 haven't time to waste." and she pursed up her djeagreeablo mouth and looked virtu ously at me out or the corners of her fculf-righteous eyes as If she were proud of whatshe hud Just said. "Never read novels!" What life what a life! Shut up In the little, nar row, dark room of her own experience when all those beautiful doors are open wide to her if ohe'd only turn tho handle of them by opening the book case at the right time. .Are you tired? Come, let's wander far Afield with Burroughs and sit under a shady maple on the edge of the green woods nnd, wonder with him It It Is 'going to rain. Are you bored? There's Mark Tapley right thero at the first turning to tho rlnht, down by the book of red falrv tales. He'll cheer you up. -Is life a wearisome round of "musts' and "ought tos?" Come, let's go Into Wondorland with Alice; the White Rab bit Is such entertaining company I like to spend an afternoon with the princes -and her maids onco In a while, don't you? What princess? Oh. nny of them, so long as she has fair hair and rosy cheeks and a lace frock shot with stiver and a crown of sparkling gems and a poor swineherd for a sweetheart. ,,AVhat food she eats, the princess in Hie red book ambrosia and honey' ftow all tho fountains where sho sits with her maidens fair sparkle and 'gleam!'" What enchanting- rosea.-bloom for her, .what dejiglittul jongfl. this blrs In' tho rose tree sing! Qh, but a princess Is lovely company for a dull day! ' Poor-woman, so you never read novels? 1 supposo you'd think me crazy If you saw me poring over Aladdin and his wonderful lamp and wishing I had a lamp just HUo that one In the story, wouldn't you.? ' Violets, not for you: what good are. .they, pray tell? Just Imprisoned sun Rhine, living dew and nlr and fragrance, just the smllo of tho Great Giver of all flood. -A letter frjm an old friend of mine will gladden my heart for hours. I suppose my practical friend who "never reads'' wouldn't even stop to open the envelop", unless she thought that thero was some thing In It about money and how to get It. A smllo from a rosy baby! Why It's jrtorth walking blocks to get on a dull, cloudy morning. There's no money In ily though, so it doesn't amount to much fn some eyes. Hark! What 1b that? It sounds like bells, silver bells chiming In tho moon light under the Jusmlne flowers. Popf Was that a yellow primrose opening by the light of tho stars? All tho llttlo four o'clocks.are fast asleep, but you can tell whero they sit along tho edge of tho path by the perfume of them. Ah, thero are the tiger lilies, tall and angry, close to the flowery flox. AVliat "a. pretty plug row that Is! You can tell It oven by starlight. "Ring:ting, I wish that- I was primrose, a pretty yellow primrobe, a-blowlng In the sun." What a sweet chlnio- that was! How It makes tho stupid city streets over Tong-tlng-tlng-tlng. Why. It's nothing hut a little boy striking two bits of glass together. Seo how ho laughs to hear the ring! Chlmo, chime. Jingle. Jingle, ring, ting, tihg. Now he shutB his laughing ey'ei Ah, Yes! That Happy Home x J ( . I I jj A HAqm ammmjmm OOWM' ) If thupiw-i L J V Hf 1 r T I J ' JL. ty.'i-n around v 1 k Y 1 I ) Wffl THtCUUR' THE MEASLES.' ' HP and Flower Talk J and blows out his rosv checks, like one who blown bubbles, King, ting, ehlnie. chime. Ho can't stand still for the Joy of It. Throw It awaj. little boy; throw It pwav. and all your prettv dreams with it. It's nothing but a. bit of broken gins and wouldn't fetch even one penny In tlir market What. ou won't'.' You love the chimes and the rh vines :uul tho furawuy cllsh, r'asb oi if You like It better than tho j.UBle of pennies "'in a Hunk? What .1 stupid little box! Why, you'll never be a man a rent man if you keep on Uki? this Von lo.c music and booKs, and flowers. t icl iipliKlit. and tltn soft sparkle of the -tars and you'll love to live, Just to Uc n i hoKltliv child loves It. and when v.ni die those thnt you leave be hind win cry bitterly. Hut they will find nothing in the chests but sunshine and sweet memories. What a disappoint tlx nt' No, no, little boy. this will never, never do. You must be "practical.'' You must love money and land and bonds and box gains and lents. Violets, nll'puilile mid sWeet with dew, I'm glad the ttuglish boy brought them to me Instead of buying some pottitoei for tomorrow's dinner. Uut then 1 am Impractical, like the little boy with tho chiming glass-very Impractical and I don't get much out of life hut the mete joy of living. It is terrible to be made so. Isn't It? By 1, RACONTI3U9E. Very rich nnd elegant evening gown of ruby velvet and Bohomlnn lace. The chief part of tho gown happily mixes tho old princess gown and tho pannier effect. Tho front Is cut on the bias and the velvet forms a short ovcr-lapplng skirt which crosses In front and dips down lu back where tho drapery is tfaught by a baud of skunks which also out lines the front. The bodlco front and back Is of silk uiusljn of tho sumo color, covered by an emplcccment of Bohemian lace, slightly blduslng and gathered' at the walstllno by a girdle of draped vel vet, fastened by a round buckle, of straps with long ends. Tho emplecchient fallB ycry low under tho skirt hiding the drapery. f , I Daily Fashions Follow Instructions of Gaby Deslys and Become a Rival of That Famous Beauty Ily GAI1Y DHSLYS. Here I am once again writing to ou about beauty. 1 should hesitate to do so If it were . not a Mb'ot aoout which eer won.an ts keenly Interested, and which also oc cupies the mind of man good deal of the time. I am willing to write about bca.it) to (.'vulgo those secrets which have helped me gain my reputation for good looks, and when I speak about, my o n looks, ( iinucrsiann mat i no it in the most im personal way. To be beautiful, at least-to be a,s beau tiful as I can be. Is a matter of the ut .most importance to me because It helps me in my work. My looks first attracted the attention of t the public toward nie, and It was due to such looks as I had that I gained the approbation of tho critics. I am above all else u business woniuu Intent on earning a certain sum of money which will secure me complete j independence from hard work when tin I I time arrives when 1 shall be no longer joiing. pret'lj and full rf health and vi tality, rfml- no longer have the good I rortuno to please the public. There Is a great difference between tho attitude of fthe so-called professional biauty and the beautiful woman In tho ordinary and more sheltered walks of life toward tills question of beauty T once heard the most beautiful actiess in America, say that her reputation for beauty was a sort of Iron ball to which she was always chained, and which mado her a slave. "If 1 should be seen In pub lic, even once, with my hair badly ilti- , dulated and a shiny nose. It would cost trie an enormous amount of money, be , cuueo people would say: 'Dear inc. how j she's gone off In looks.' and that would 1 affect the box office, which In turn would 1 affect my .salary." I So this very Intelligent woman who I often would have preferred to spend her time In other ways, who would like to have kept up with all that was best In modern Ilteratuio. who was immensely Philanthropic and would have liked to give somo attention to charitable work spends almost all her life takli.g cure of her beauty and sho admits that It Is drudgery pure and simple. If she were not ft beauty and did not devote most of her attention to her looks, however, she could not earn the largo sums of money which she gives Jo charity, i.or would sho bo able to help young and ttruggllng artists and writers. Hcauty Is a business asset, but tho lfo of the professional beaijty Is not tho gay butterfly existence It jis pictured to be, but one o't painstaking, system'utlc care, which necessitates abstaining from most of the things one would like to eat. not doing most of the things one would like to do. Kor thero Is no elixir of youth, no fountain of beauty. They ate tho result of intelligent and systematic care of the body, nnd the modern beuuty. provldnig, of course, she has some foundation of good looks to start With, studies the mat ter scientifically and becomes beautiful by dint of hard work. In France we say: "You must suffer to bo beautiful." That was because In olden times women did so many ridicu lous and barbarous tilings to enhance their complexion. They put clothes pins on their nosir., and compresses of raw beef over their faces which could have been anything but pleasant. Today the proverb could Ijo changed you must work to be beautiful. I have been reading a great deal about eugenics lately In the dally papers. I take It that this means tho production of r perfect race,, governed by all the known laws of health and hygiene. Kugonlc babies ought to grow up Into beautiful men and women, for beauty gets Its real start In babyhood. Of course, I know that many famous beauties have come from the most wretched and even squalid beginnings. Still, as a general rule, the child whose advent was longed for, whose babyhood was carefully watched and guarded over by love and affection and whose early training was Intelligent and even scienti fic, hus the best chance to grow up to happy and healthy maturity. Happiness Is the dancing partner of beauty. They can hardly be dissociated; where you have a happy child you gener ally have a pretty one. But the little girl who is gloomy and sad Is involuntarily CopyrJtht, lli'tiuty s a uuslm-hH uvpet. but tho gay butterfly uxl.stcuco It Ih plcluicil casting her features Into a look of settled melancholy or discontent. Neither of thso Is beautiful. Ho It wo arc to start out with the secrets of beauty, let Us begin ut the very beginning with a happy childhood. It Ib said that the women of tho hard laboring classes uge prematurely. Nat urally, they must, for long beforo they havn reached an age whero tho normal child could understand about serious things, like work nnd responsibility, thoy have taken their load of tho family bur den and are already hard at work plod ding nnd tolling to support their meagrn home. A long, slow and very gradual develop ment, both of tho physical nnd mental, aro needed to store up vitality und health which will he used to make tho future beuuty. In the meantime there ate all kinds of sports and oxerches to dovclop the' llttlo body and bring It to its highest point of perfection. If a child is not properly formed almost any Imperfection can bo overcome If taken young enough and systematically worked at. Kyes that are crossed can be mado nor mal; and we have In France, just as I am sure you have here, many schools whero gymnastics are taught for children under the supervision of a doctor, who exam ines the children catefully and gives them the. exercises needed to correct whatever Imperfections they muy have. Don't forget that the foundation of beauty Is laid hqfore one Is 10 years old, and see that you aro not neglecting the 1113, International Ncwi HervWe. Ufo of professional beaut) W nut the child thut Is In your chic and who will never forglvo you If sho Iiiih been dented her shaio of health and good looks. rr BOBBIE BURNS !! y WIMilAM If. KlltK. When tho sky seems lower, somehow, closing duwn to shut me In, Closing down to roof a prison full of sorrows and of sin. There's a book I always worship, as a mother loves her own, And 1 con Its pages over when I have It nil alone. For th- liein t that's full of sunnhlne or the stricken heart that yearns What a mine of priceless nuggets are the songs of nobble Hums! Countlehs Hps with grief have straight eiied. countless lips with mirth have cm led. Hlneo the coming and the going of th I'lowboy of tho World; Hut the lines he fashioned lightly hold a deep and deathless spell O'er tho mortals who are gropliiR through the world he knew so well Just a honnlu boy who watbled of his Scottish hills nnd lakes, He was worshiped for his rciiIus; he was loved for his mistakes. How Hypocrisy was riddled by the shoM lie fired so. well! How ho sang Ids songs of Heaven while he laughed nt threats of Hell! I.lttle babies eoiild command him, but no monarch had control Of his woiindi-iuis bialn und manhood, or his stormy, troubled soul. Sometimes strays my fickle funr- but forever It returns To u little battered volume Just tho songs of Hohhln Hums. Drawn for ''it i , 1 1 r The Ideal Mau of Today Ily HIil.A W'lir.l'.I.KIt WIUOX. So much Is ssin ntmut the new woman and so Utile about the new man, et man m a en dlffnent being fiom the- imr who us'd to ilinii natr the wur d It w .nnd lie lillMmlV loila mt H tlr i.H'tlna. u oi Id . 'Hi ;rest novel o i '. at p tiii oi wui wit li such lid n, as silt' h slot II till- I.IH A I e x s n d i i in .n-at. .t i hps i NaiHilen i lie inn. I,. t n.- i- . I) i .il m u Hi. n , t' Hi,', h I a ' 1' ii u l ., r.. ii tellers in 1 1 f i t "i f i o m de ' ' n el H 1" i , ii.ii ! tut ni'd f 1 1 in p IT-SI .-Kills oltlM t .tltl ll'slli PIHllU I. in It woi'lcl iimili'K an eii'- i lopedin t " inline und deerlhi all the noble, splendid o. . ifish people ami ni-gaiiUiitlon w;id i ' dnliiK successful work Tor the pres. nil dn and the generations to oonm ''ii. People's elub, an outgrowth of the no' l. I'ooner Tnlou. the night school siutlered all over our gieal cities, the tn isienl schools for the pour, the "Heir XlisiPtV eolon.x In New Jersey and In (iitiHMo and similar Institutions else where for men and women who u stumbled lu the durkness and nre trylinj to walk the straight mail; the co-opera-tle associations, which aro growing In I'limber and power; the Joseph Kels IMnd association, which Is doing maglniricent work for single tax both here nud In Kurope. the .Salvation Army and the Young Men's Christian Association or-ganlzullntiB-all these Institutions and n thousand more are governed and upheld by men of bra'n. education, power, place and Influence, and each nnd every one Is doing his best to make life easier and sweeter for his fellows Such men and such Ideals of manhood i' 'tire indeed tn the time of the Alexanders hikI Caesar nnd the Xa polenus. 1 It must seem encouraging to the thought ful mind when we consider hofc much more universal the spirit of klndlless hus becoino in the world In a hundred or two years. Despite our unfortunate condition today, there wns never so much universal Intelli gence on earth before, and never so niiinv people thinking along progressive lines. There wns never before so strong i sentiment of kindness toward weaker things of earth. Imnglnu a society for prevention of cruolty to children.' or for redressing th wtoiiKs of animals In tho days of Na poleon! Kvon nt so recent n. pctlor as that patents were supposed to bo Individual moiiarchs over their children, no matter how they misused or nenlectcd them. A priest might Interfere with advice, or a child be brought Into a convent for succor through his Intervention, but there was no organized lawful protection for unfortu nates. And an animal might bo turturcd by a fiend in human form and no one could Interfere unless ho chose to come to a persounl hniid-to-huml coubat. Therefore bruto force was a necessary element in the education of every young man who wautcd to help right and de fend neakness. nut the age of liumanl tarlanlsm has dawned. It In still dawn but the sun Is mounting the heavens with slow certainty, and cnstlng Into shadow 4 he old Idea, tht physlcl prowess means manliness. Abraham Lincoln Is ynot famed as n skilled slayer v' deer or as a pugilist, Ha might have failed utterly lis a butcher of men or beasts. Hut he wns a grpat statesman, a great ruler, a great man. Admit nl Dewey was a great war hero, but wo honor him more today for his bloodless victories than for an ability to slaughter his enemies like an old-time lctor. No man today stands forth as truly great who does not include mercy and hum'aultarlanlBm among his virtues. During tho next hundred years brain and heart will tie the most Important qualities In leaders and rulers. Muscle and physical cuurage will havo to take second place. No man can have complete use of his mental powers, no matter how rate they may be. lipless he Is well mid full of vitality Hut health and force do not necessarily the Bee by Tom McNama ' i ' ' i 1 1 i ! J Include the use of the sun, or the vorl or even flt. Manv n splendid fellow endowed with the strength of a young Olympian god hus no taste for shooting or boxing. (tnoil health, good habit;, a love of nutiiii- ii love of humanity, and a mind flUe, I with huh Ideals of helpfulness to brinaultv a brain alert to undiataud the w oi Id's needs these ale attributes of the ii. w man. Ho mm not write esmiys on the oest win to slaughter wild nnlmiiK but he will I. now how to slay the wild beasts of pen" ohness and lust, and greed In ns own nature, ami how to deal with tliPin II utile I Iiowpmi wnf may lie I aging upon the rni th totlnv. yet the day of the war hem In ov i'v ' Itunnnlt) culls for a higher type, an 1 it is comliiK. Wlicnevpi the woild demands a new . 't'er of hero, he aritves. i;en now he Is on the way-the man t.- be' nd he will mil be a "mollycoddle" it wanioi. or a hunter but a thinker. stalpsmtin. mid n humanitarian, In the hit sest sense of those words. Here In this new world he will b! born and bred, the giandet type of stei Hng man the woild has yet seen. The wollil Is just beginning to know thnt thought Is the most wondorfnl fotc In thn unlveise. It Is greater than d na mlto, or gunpowder, or electricity. Thi irnii to be will understand the llmltles power of tightly dliectcd thought, and It will not need to bn a pugilist or a hunter to conquer' or attain. Just ns the old monsters of land and miv paised u way from the earth, so will the soldier and the hunter pass and give Place to better types. For above the ad Woild sobbing-, And the strife of elan with clan. I ejn hear the mighty throbbing Of the heart of God In mult. And a voice c-JiaiiH through the chiming or the bellh and seems to say We are cllinbliiB. we nro climbing. As we circle on otif way, Copytlght,. 19I1S by the Star Company. Advice to Lovelorn. My I1KATRICK FAIRFAX. Write 1 1 1 til. Dear .Miss Fairfax' I am lu love with a young man a few years my senior, and I know my love Is returned. A few days uro wo were talking ubout other people, and I said u great many things I know he did not like to hear come from my Hps. I deeply regret them, us I am ,i very decent girl, and want him to think so, too, Would you advise mc to telephone to him and explain, and ask his for Klvenness'. h'OltUKT-MK-NOT. It would bo better tasto to write a little note saying you regret what you said. Don't mnko It as penitent us If life de pended on his forglvcnness, and don't. I beg, bo so reckless with words In the future. Ask Her, Deur .Miss Fairfax; I am a young mih of IT and have known a girl eight montlis my senior for a year and, a half, t cart a gond deal for her, and am sure she knows It, for I have shown It lu every way. How can 1 find out If she ca,rs for iiteY A. M If you must know the state of bur heart, ask her. Iltit tlilnk, first; Arje you not too young to be speculating lii hearts' Tho question you would ask tho girl In equivalent to a proposal of marriage. ' You uro too young for that Walt until you are old enough to know your own mind, nnd In position to sup port two. , Don't Spenk to lllm Attain. Deur Miss Fairfax: I am 16 years of aifo, Last summer I met a man six years my senior whom I-have learned to lov dearly, and know that my love Is recipro cated. .Mv father was opposed to hlirl, anil Insulted him, which he. took like k man, and 1 was forbidden to speak tt him. I had not spoken to him for about three weeks, and one day I met him. lireaklug my lather's commnnd, I spoke to him. nnd fof-J wn loved ench otliw dearly. I speak to a number of other men, but I find that 1 couldn't love any as I love him. THUPTFUl. j You ate only 1C, and your father knows better than you know who la the beijt company for you. Don't speak to thp man nguhi; mako no attempts to se him nnd don't deceive your father or disobey him again. .Vol ii (.rent Issue. Dear Miss Fairfax: Is It a young mania idacc. when In church, to put In a colled tion forMho young lady, or Is It her plurfs to put lu her own? FANNY.j If' the young man puts In the collection for the girl, It shows ii spirit of gaJlantrj'. but it Is not sho who docs the giving. If her conscience tolls her to give to tl(e church, her escort cannot relieve her con science of thnt duty.