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THE BEE: OMAHA, Jj'KIDAY, J?'EBKL AJttY 21, 1913.
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The Lure of Widows
Br DOROTIIV DIX.
The heroine of one of the most charm
ing and successful plays of the senson
1b a widow who Is fair, fat and forty
eight, and who has a grown eon. Not
withstanding these impedimenta ever
man In the cast.
and in the audience,-
over heels In love
with her at sight,
and this tins re
newed tho ancient
ing the why and
the , w.hereforenesa
of the fascination
of the widow.
Perhaps men un
derstand this, wo
men don't. They
merely accept It as
a fact that a widow
appears to possess
over any man she fancies and march him
off to the alter, whllo other women, better
looking, younger, and apparently more
desirable, sit twiddling" their (thutnbs In
perpetual splnsterhood! indeed, above
all other, the widow seems to realize
tho prophecy of the Scriptures, that "t&
him who hath, shall be given even more
abundantly," for the woman who has hads
one. husband seems able' to1 get as many
more ae she pleases, and to take away
fromUhcr sister the one beau that sho
"What I don't understand about widows
is why they are always young until they
ere ready to drop dead with old age,"
said a bachelor girl at a tea table over
which the widow discussion raged furi
ously. "A woman of forty, If she Is
unmarried, is called an old maid, and
is supposed to have reached the time of
life when she has put her matrimonial
aspirations on the shelf, and begun to
devote herself to philanthropy. But a
widow of forty Is Invariably referred
to as a 'young widow,' and conceded to
have a perfect right to be a gay and
giddy young thing.
"Widowhood is a sort of fountain of
perpetual youth, In which a woman dips
.herself and washes oft about twentr
vnrq Cntr rnn nnvhflrtv exnlftfn tn mfi
the reason of Fqr ao.oording to
every rulo of logic, the. Woman who lias,
been married and wne through, the ex
periences of wffehopd .and motherbpofT,
and the- griff of-losIhjV her dotpestlc paft
tier, should be older that 'the unmarried
woman who has led a less eventful life."
"The- thing that always puzzles me
about widows Is' Why men prefer them
to women who have never been mar
ried," said another woman, "but they
do. A widow can marry all around any
other woman In her class, any day In
the wefk. She can even knock a deb
utantes' nose out of Joint, If a woman
reached the ,age- of 40 or -45 years, for in
stance, without ever having married ut
all, her chances of getting a husband are
simply nil. Nothing short of a miracle
enables her to capture an eligible gentle
man. "But a widow' of 40 or 45 years, al.
though she may be a two or three times
widow, can have her pick of the good
catches In any community. Vet one
would think that a man would prefer to
have been a first choice rather than a
second or a third, and that he would be
somewhat Jealous of his predecessors. If
I were a man I couldn't bear to think of
feasting on my wife's rehashed affec
tions and warmed-over tendenoles."
"Oh. us for that." said the third woman,
"men are all like sheep whero women are
concerned. They follow the leader, and
because some man has found a woman
attractive enough to marry, it enhances
her value In all other men's eyes. It
makes her a blue ribbon prize winner,
so to speak, that every one of them
wants. Whereas, If a woman reaches
middle age without over having been
married at all, he feels that she Is a
second rater that the good Judges have
passed over, and even If ho admires her
he hasn't the courage to pick her out on
his own Judgment.
"The reason why every widow can
always marry 1b because she Is a pro
fessional fisher of. -men, while the un
married woman Is only an amateur. The
widow knows from experience what bait
to use, and to what flies a man will rise,
and by what arts and wiles to land htm,
whereas the unmarried woman only
guesses, and she generally guesses
wrong, Any woman who has gotten
along for ten br fifteen or twenty years
wtth a man,- who has-"a'cmil'red skllfln
wheedling money out of him. and dex
terity In sidestepping his prejudices, Is an
adept In managing men with whom no
mere spinster can ever hope to com
pete." "I think," said the next woman, "that
the reason that widows are tho pre
ferred matrlmbnlal risk with men Is be
cause men realize tliat when they marry
a womap who has had a previous matri
monial experience, they" are getting a
wlfo who is broken to double harness,
Instead of one that they would have to
break In themselves. And, believe me,
this is no small advantage. The average
girl marries without knowing how to keep
house, how to manage money and with
the most idtotto hlghfalutln' notions about
what matrimony Is and what she has a
right to expect of her husband.
"By the time she has killed off one
husband with dyspepsia and made him
glad to die by nagging him about smok
ing and coming home .on time, she has
learned her lesson and Is ready' to be a
comfortable, companionable wife. She
has acquired the art of cookery and
learned to make tho best of a man and
overlook the worst; and for that reason
she makes an Ideal wife. Tou almost
never 'hear of a couple In which the wife
wo a widow figuring In the divorce
'The peal -explanation of the widow's
fascination idr,, "rijen," " said, the old
woman, -"Is toibe' found In the fact.-that
she plays uri.'to, a", man Inateadfof tx.
'c-uiih. :m wmr up io ner, rne un
married woman, and especially the young
girl, expects every man to burn incense
at. her feet The widow lights the joss
sticks herself before the man she wants
and lands him.
"The unmarried n-oman talks about her
self, her aspirations and plnris. She
drags the man about to the places aliu
wants to go. Sho makes him spend
ijipnoy he doesn't want to, or can't af
ford. The widow never mentions herself.
She nuts in the golden hours telling a
man how great and wonderful he is, and
he Is apparently Just as well pleased
io sic ai.nome and fan him with hot
air as to go to the grand opera. Also,
ne leeas the brute on home cooking. In
stead of making him buy her expensive
food in high-priced restaurants. Hence
the double peal of wedding bells for
So said these women, but who can
really explain the psychology of the
"charming widow.:'.' . "You're a witch,"
said one of the lovers in the piny.1 "I'm
ft widow." responded the woman, as If
the two were twins. And we'll have to
let it got at that.
Foresight Stop-Gap to Household Waste
By ADA PATTERSON.
Mrs. Austin Norman Palmer, a hand-
Homo society and club matron, read so
convincing a paper on "The Solution of
Poverty's Problems" last week that wo
men believe a new prophet has arisen tn
guide thent Into the promised land of
better household management. Mrs. Pal
mer offered several solutions of the high
cost of living. She urged moving out of
great cities. She suggested that every
girl be taught to cook and make her own
clothes. But she laid especial stress on
the personal problem of how to live
within your income and save a little for
tho deluge. t
"Don't think I am an "advocate of
skimping when It Isn't necessary," she
said with a -convincing smile, as I settled
In an easeful' leather chair. In her Iltver-
side Drtyl apartments vtJbelleve every
one should', drees aa wfcll Wahe can. nut
I don't put'the construction upon 'well'
that some do. For Instance, I don't think
a woman should dress any better than
her apartment. It is .contrary to the
eternal fitness of things that a woman
should dress herself better than sh?
dressed her', home.
"They should be In accord. Both sump
tuous or both simple. Hut the woman
should be an Index of her home. Yet
many women are not. You meet tho wo
man and go to her honie and you have
an eye-opening experience. Going back,
to the school methods of estimating, her
clothing would be rated, 100) per cent and
her hornel!a,per cent. i1
"I am not . like the acid bachelor who
declares that women's 'extr.avaganee 'p
to blame for the high cost of living. Sev
eral causes contribute to It, ahd women'.
desire for showy living Is only one of
them, Fter Instance, there Is the auto
mobile craze. Many persons drive In auto
mobiles that 'haven't been paid for. In
New York' and In the middle west I
know that many Home's are mortgaged
to buy automobiles. Though even In thl
I think men are- somewhat to blame.
Either they want tho automobile them
selves or they permit themselves to be
persuaded by their wives. In either case
the weakness and extravagance are theirs
as well as their wives'. . .
"But In the matter of household ex
penses the woman can control and offset
th high cost of living. First.' women
can control the choice of a home. More
peoplo should bo living In the small town
outside tho city.
"I knew, In a village In this state, a
woman who kept her family comfortably
on her husband's Income of J500 a year.
They had a house and a garden. They
all looked well clothed and healthy and
happy. They moved to New York, and
here the husband earned JI.200 a year.
They lived In a small dark flat. They
managed as well as she could. They had
no money left at the end of the year.
They were sensible enough to see the
hopelessness of the situation, and they
moved back to the village, and are living
again happily and healthfully, on their
300. I have a friend, a clergyman's
wife, who raises her family nicely on $75
a month. Naturally, not In New York.
So I say. 'Move out of tho great cities!'
"But If you have to remain In one of
Expectant Mothers-Advice from Ella
Tho Possibility of Influencing Children for Good Before
Thoy Aro Born.
MBS. AUSTIN N. PALMER.
Circumstances may keep
"Then manage, manage, manage,"
Foresight Is nine-tenths of management.
For Instance, clothes!"
We looked at each other and waited.
Clothes Is so large a subject on tho hori
zon of a woman's mind that It Is entitled
to respectful consideration and to mature
"A woman should dress as well as she
can," repeated Mrs. Palmer firmly, "In
proportion, as I have said, to her home,
and her duty to her family. If she Is able
to follow the mode-vcry well. Then she
likes to get the new things whllo the
bloom of -their novelty Is on them. But
If her Income Is so limited .that slje has
to live, say, on $100 a yeaivflnuj'that carf
be done" and Is done she must .-'make'
foresight take the place of-money In her
purse. A good way Is to buy dlothes out
of season. Say she needs a fall suit. She
can buy a fall suit In tho spring And a
spring suit in tho fall. In that way sho
can sometimes get them at a third of
their price. She can buy furs In the
summer and summer goods when Bummer
"I am one of those who believe In fol
lowing tho advcrtlsniucnts of bargain
sales, and with patience and determina
tion as companions, taking advantage of
sales'. But I believe wo should know
what we want before we start."
"Buy what we need, not what wo
"Yes, that Is a ver' good shopping
motto. It Is a good plan to make notes
at the end of euch season what clothes
carried you through, the season, and what
were well chosen, and what ftore poorly
and proved a bad Investment- I'nless
you do this you may forget the painful
lesFOit taught be experience. But If there
is a clothes book the record of those
experiences faces us and wo cannot es
cape lt , . '. '
"While foresights 'excellent In buying
clothes, eternal vigilance Is the guide
In buying fond. There was an oxamplo
I read the other day of a butcher Who
charged four extra hams on tho monthly
acCoiint of six o'f his customers. Of
those six customers only two noticed the
difference in their bills. And the hams
cost between W and-$4 each. A house
keeper should check up accounts."
Hy KLLA WHHHLHIl WILCOX.
Copyright, 1913. by the Star Compnny.
There Is a lovely mother of four charm-inr-
riilirit-i.il dim vminircst almost 4 yearn
of nge). who Is fooling very despondent
and worried because ii nun ciiiiu win
come to her In tho early springtime,
The husband In
ill comfortnblo cir
cumstances; ho has
no bad habltn. he
Is a devoted luw-
band and father
and nn ndiulrHblo
The four children
aro models of
brightness, and nro
up (porhaps be
cailso the father
has a Oerman Unc
age, and thereforu
does not bellovo In
allowing children to
bo wild savages
and to rule a household with a high
hand and a loud voice, us Is the purely
tiip mother Is tn good health, and sho
possesses every charming quullty to be
queath to children. 1
Somehow tho situation docs not seem
one to call forth great sympathy. The
nhiiiimn tnnv bn regarded as suffi
cient for one fumlly In this era, but
since so many undesirnuie peojuo are pro-.i.,mo-
inmn rmnllles. It bchoovefl some
of our better classes to give tho world
more than one or two offspring,
With all the modern conveniences,
which are making work lighter every
year for women, the rearing of a family
does not mean what It did to our grand
mothers or our mothers In the way of
And now that women nro beginning to
understand the great law of prenatal
Influence, it should be me mo
lng of all experiences life has to offer n
woman to experiment along that line of
power and to undejtaKe io ,m.0
child exactly what 'she desires . to be.
With a good and Klliu ,tiusuaiiu
Lots of Beautiful, Glossy Hair,
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Hair coming out? If dry, brittle, thin or your scalp itches
and is full of dandruff Use "Dandorine."
Try asou, Tylll, after an application of
i)anderlne,!you cannot-find a single trace
of dindruff or a loose or falling hair and
your icalp will not Itoh. but what will
please you most, will bo after a few
weeks' use, when you will actually seo
nw hair, title and downy at first yes
bu: really new hair growing all over
A ltttlo Danderlne now will lmmtdlate'y
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Get a 3 cent bottle of Knnrin'. t.
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BEER MAKES THE MOTOR GO
nrl'tlsb TlrcTrrrs Dlworrr nn Alco
holic Sabatltntr for '
Beer may run an automobile, even
though whisky is universally accredited
with 'running It to perdition- . English
brewers are extracting a liquid from their
brews that serves admirably for gasoline
as a means of operating an automobllo
The discovery was made in the , effort
to redllce. the amount of a'cohol in beer.
It was 'believed by some experts that a
better!tait'iig'ber could be produced 'by
first breylpg It 'nd then extracting 'a
part ofVthfaic'ohol than by making an
entlrely'dlfferent brew. '
To extract this the beer was, heated 'to'
120 degrees Fahrenheit and a, current of
carbonic acid gas was forced through it,
The gas, it was found, extracted one-half
the alcohol, leaving the beer with th'o
same taste, but containing only 3 per
The alcohol comes out In minute bub
bles, and three gallons are extracted from
a hogshead of beer. This. Is found to be
a perfect fuel for driving motor cars,
Why can not the same thing be done
with spirits and other stronger beverages?
Can not the greater part of the alcohol
be transferred to the tank of the motor
car where It rould serve a useful pjr
fc-e I istcid of re ..lining where IJ J
and 'tip 'nip u, , h deal i aid Ufj
11 'i -t I i Oi' t, L'cr.. rt.
Hy WILLIAM V. KIRK.
(Wilson decides not to announce hla cabinet until March 4.) News Itom.
The shades of night were falling fast
(I'm glad that old first line I've passed S
When Woodrow bore, through Jersey snow,
A llttlo flag that read Just so:
"March 4th!" ' ' " ...
His face was stern from brow to Jowl r.
College professprs always scowl
Thinking of Horace and Virgil, too,
He still had time to coo:
. - V
"Think!" said, a graduate of Yale
Two Princeton graduates turned pale.
Three Harvard teachers sought his ear,
But this was all that they could hear: .
"March 4th!" .
Out in Nebraska, smooth and smug,
Hafe as a bug within a rug,
There attn a man with a cunulng 'laugh
Who wbisperx to hlH C'ominonci stuff,
Advice to. blip Lovelorn
Hy HKATUIOK ifAUtKAX"?
iVAi.no.' i' Vn Jnrv' much
Dear Minn r hi , " T "
in tvo with a Jady tiWywmjt.lmOon
I am 30. Tin .young, luvx fm" T"' j
In loYe with a friend at mfne. U I Ay hey
uarrelled and separated. Does th s lady
cure for me? Also, I wonder why she
quarrelled with the -other fellow us he
seems to be quite senM"'- ANMOUH.
If you really care to. know If sho cures
for you. you must ask lier. But I - hope
vnn will not ask her the cause of Her
quarrel with the other map. That U
something which does not concern yoilj
since the girl was not In lovn wjth yqi(.
nor engaged to you. when It happened.
, i - .i
It U Possible.
Dear 'Miss Kalrfax: A gentleman- who Is
very much in love with me wishes to
marry me, though 1 am Infatuated with
another gentleman whdm I can never
marry, as he Is bound to another girl.
The first one claims Jhut ,by his kindness
and Indulgence In tlnie he will 'gain my
love. Do you think-ltvn CJ $" "'""
manlago?y ' M'Awil.?IUTE.
Iive may come aftUff marjjage. but
more often It doesn't. Ioij1 marryohe
man, loving another. And don',t ..(and
this I urge) permit yourself to U'lutttt
uated with a man .who Is bound 71)
another woman. Only trouble will result,
you Must filve Illm ITp.
Dear Miss Kalrfax: I am deeply In
love with a young man. two yt-aia my
senior. I am ) vearH old. lie has one
bad fault, and that Is he drinks Intensely.
I have tried several ways to prevent him,
but without avail. ANXIOUS.
As you value your future happiness,
never see this man again. Don't bellave
his promises to reform. Once married,
he will not lte3 them. There must bo
no probationary compromise You must
give him up, and at once.
Lanka I.Ike the Latter.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I spend my Sunday
afternoons at h dancing academy and u
young man has every danco with me. He
takes me home, but never makes an ap
pointment with me. Does he really love
inn or does he only want me for a part
ner for the dance. I M
The evidence favors the latter nut
dnt worry Iova often has less stable
foundations and he may learn Io cart! for
you ft wiser than most of vovir sex and
d"r t tr ti fiTie elth' i' hla love or attentions.
loves and Is loved by, with sufficient
means to prevent great financial worry,
with youth and good looks Rnd good line
age on both sides, this special mother
has all Clod's best gifts on her side to
help her mould a perfect child.
Kveii without all these blessings And'
advantages, a mother has an almost
limitless power to make her child what
she desires, If her lovo for It and her lovo
for and faith In tho Divine Helpers at"
strong enough. The expectant mother
should obtain some picture which, she
admires, a jirlnt or a photograph lor n
(minting of a beautiful child, or a bust
of some classic head which sho admirer.
One mother took the bust of the
mythological goddess Clytlc, and she kept
It whero her eyes rested on It the first
thing In the morning and the last nt
night. And she placed flowers before It
uiul mude a little shrine of the !ilch.
where It stood.
And. surely enough, her baby girl was
born with tho tender classic face an.l
head of tho llttlo statue.
Then the mother should obtain books
which describe Ideal characters, and she
should read them lovingly, and thtnk
The biographies of great men and great
women; atorlen of deeds of heroism,
hlstoriea of noble lives all these should
fllliher mind while she Is preparing to
bring another life to earth,
Bhe should listen tn good music and
look nt whutcvor Is beautiful and plead
ing, and look away from whatever la
ugly and unpleasant.
Ono mother planned, to make a child a
musician, so she studied musk: and prac
ticed many hours dally, growing very
weary of It, "but never flagging In lie"
effprt, .Her child came Into the world
with a dislike for music, because the
mother, Instead of listening and enjoy
ing the sweet sounds, had forced her
self to painful tasks which sho did not
enjoy, making sounds which often dis
pensed her own car, in her desire to
achieve 'musical ends.
No expectant mother should be at
tempting creative work. She Is engaged
In the most wonderful creative work of
earth that of producing a child. It
n'efcds- h'll.her best energies. She should
think' And dream and enjoy, and Imagine,
but not strive to do what she wants hec
chlfd, tu do, for children Inherit the sup
pressed tendencies, of their parents far
oftcner than tho qualities which the par-j
enta arc using In dnlly Cite.
The brain of the mother should not
be Occupied with- writing books, studying
music UUo .u professional with plaiting
or with sculpturei nor wltli close appllcit
lion to any profession, trade or art, be
cause, thoso things require a vital forte
. When "f he'world reaches its Ideal stata
twltlcli ( Coming after a few centurlesX
there w'11 bo preparations made In every
slate, Tor expectant mothers; and lawn
which prevent women from doing, or
reading, or seeing anything which could
harm or weakon the unborn child, and
which will aid her to do whatever can
help produce a perfect child physically
and a fine child mentally.
Every mother of a nursing child should
give happy hours to Imagining an ideal
being, In thinking lovingly of Just what
she desires a son or daughter to be and
she should know that every such thought
Is helping to bring her wish Into reallia
tlon. Life can offer the normal natural
woman no greater delight than these
months rtf expectancy when tlfey are used
in thls-way. -
' And , what work can be greater for
woman to do?
To Prevent. Baldness
.Scour the Scalp
Kollcr, the Oerman scientist, says that
In most cases of baldness everything
points tu a paradtlc origin of the dis
ease, consequently the best treatment
Is of aiitl-parasltlc character.
The iiarusltes that cause brittle and
falling hair thrive on ait unclean scalp.
With Mother's Shampoo, the scalp, carr
bo scoured clean, yet Its action la gen
tle and bland. It Is a scientific formula
that directly attacks these parasite.
Dissolve a teaspoonful In h cup of hat
water, wash the head, and then thor
oughly rinse. Mother's Shampoo can
be bought from any druggist at S cents
a package of ten shampoos.
A clean scalp makes possible th
I healthy growth of thick and glossy hair,
Dyeing the hair, even with the roost
liarmlesn materials, and singeing) tho
hair are both highly Injurious Adv.
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