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THE BEE: OMAHA, EUIDAV, MAlU II HI. 1!M,'l.
The Danes to Pan Is One of the Earliest of the Folk Dances
Story by Margaret Hubbai'd Ayer.
Sketch by Michelson.
The first folk dances were performed in the forest glades in the long, long ago, when the first siges of Spring came to the earth and Pan, the mysterious god of all outdoors, was honored by these dances.
By MARGARET HUBBARD AYER.
Folk; dancing was lntrbduced into the public
8cho6j course a few weeks ago. The children are
taught 'he national dances which originated In va
rious countries and are danced there by the coun
try people themsolvcs.
The courses are immensely popular and tho
great vogue of dancing which has swept over tho
country can bo traced back to tho Impetus given
to. dancing in tho schools by Superintendent Max
well and to others Interested In the folk dance.
. . Folk dances are the spontaneous natural ex
pression of. pleasure crystallized into certain set
poses and steps.
The first folk dances were performed by tho men
and women of long, long ago, when the first signs
of Spring filled .tholr hearts with joy.
If you want to see Just how these dances
originated watch a group of children, iiofv that
Spring Is coming on, and see how the air and the
sunshlno and every new leaf and bud start them
prancing and shouting with glee. And right In
the midst of things comes the hand organ man
with his wheezy old tunes that sound fresh and
sweet because they have not heard them for so
long. And then the children catch some kind of a
disjointed tune, and be it ever so bad feet begin
to keep lime, small hands clap, little bodies sway
rhythmically and they're off in a dance as old as
the hills the first folk dance, the dance of the
Go back a couple of thousand years and instead
of tho organ grinder there Is tho music of the
Pipes of Pan "The Great God Pun," who lived
down In tho rerfds by tho river, who waB half man
nnd half beast, and all of nature.
After the long day's work In tho Holds, plow
ing and sowing, tho men who were making Italy n
great nation, cultivating the wonderful earth, mak
ing It yield great harvests, blessed Pan, who
helped with the plow and was a musician Iho first
and crudest musician and the greatest of them all.
They had learned from him to cut the reed, mako
little holea In It and blow a sweet tuue, Hko the
cull of the first birds.
Pan Is tho mysterious god of all outdoors, and
many people protest that they have seen hlni
scampering away Into tho bushes on his goafs feet,
Tho people fearod him, and they loved hlni, too,
nnd In such case tho best thing alwnys Is to
propitiate tho god with feasts and sacrifices of wlno
Thcso are the first dances of tho folk. Thero
Is nothing artificial about the dance. Nothing af
fected and nothing very gontlo or effeminate To
this day tho folk dances have tho sanm charac
teristics. Tho music of these dances has a very decided
tuno and n strongly marked (lmo and rhythm.
Whether tho danco is a Polish folk donco or
comes from Ireland, It has a vigorous grace
that no drawing room made danco enn simulate.
Tho folk danco Ih always full of tho outdoor
spirit. Tho motions aro froe and untratnmollcd,
tho accent or boat Btrongly marked, and when tho
dancers get cxcltod tlioy shout or cry out for the
Joy and exhilaration of the moment, Just as the
chlldron do thcso sunny days when tho organ
grlndor plays, and as tho earlier children did when
thoy danced In honor of Pan, with garlands of ton
dor Spring foliage about their heads.
Thore were always a couplo who could danct
bettor than tho rest, whoso motions were moro
graceful or who originated sonio pretty step. Such
couples nro still inventing news steps to the "Ono
Step," anU tho rest Imitate thqm. That Is tho way
tho differont dances became fixed or sot in their
OJiarity Breeds. Beggars
V By ELBERT HUBBARD.
"Copyright. '191S.V International News
Sailors Just ashore, with say painted
galleys In tow, and with three months'
pay, are the most charitable men on
The beggars wax glad when Jack
lumbers their way;
but. alas, tomorrow
Jack belongs to the
parity In tho
lnis't has -been
prompted by weak
ness and whim
the1 penance of
logues and often
wo' give to get rid
plicant. Beggary and vir
tue, were Imagined
to 'have something
akin. Rags and
honesty were sort
of synonym o u s.
nnd we spoke of
honest hearts that
heal 'neath ragged
Jackets. That was poetry, but was it
art? Or was It Just little harmless, exer
cise of the lachrymose glands?
Riches and roguery. were spojeen of In
onq breath, unless the gentleman were
present, and then we curtsied, cringed
These things doubtless dated back to a
time when the only mode of accumulat
ing wealth was through oppression.
Pirates were rich honest men wero poor.
f WHY SUFFER?
Breathe IIYOMKI and Kill tho Louth
home Catarrh Germs.
Just .as long as you have catarrh your
nose will Itch, your breath will be foul,
you wilt hawk and sniffle, and you will
do other disgusting things because you
can't help yourself. The germs of ca
tarrh have" got yo.u In tholr power, they
are continually and persistently digging
Into and Irritating the mucous mem
brane of your nose and throat. Thoy
uru now making your lifo miserable; in
time they will sap. your entire system
of Its energy. Its strength, Its vigor and
If you do not kill the loathsome gorms
of catarrh, their desperate assaults will
Itrtlmu undermine your reason, rob your
brain of; Its brilliancy and activity, and
leave you not only a physical but a men
Thin picture is. not overdrawn; tho
writer has seen thousands of Just mien
taKet. He has personally experienced
thu demoralizing results that como from
the ravishing attacks of the horrible ca
tarrh germs, the greatest post of civilized
Hut there Is one remedy that will kill
:he germs and stop catarrh, and that Is
IIYOMEI, the Australian dry air treat
uent. There may be other remedies, but
.hey aro not guaranteed as druggists will
guarantee HYOMKl to banish catarrh
o- money back. Kvery day you allow
theiw germs to exist in your system
v ngx you nearer to complete tlemora
Druggists everywhere will sell you a
compl' tt- HYOMKl outf't, for only $1.00.
til thorn about It. It is also guaranteed
f.j. liomhlt's coughs, colds and croup.
To bo poor proved that you were not a
.robber. - The heroes In war took cities, i
and alt ,they .could ;cs.rry away wan
Tho monasteries were passing rich In
tho middle nges, because their vulvs
opened only one way they received mmfi
and paid out nothing. To cave the souls
of men was a Just equivalent for ac
cepting their services for tho little tlmo
they were on earth.
The monasteries owhbd the land, and
the rentals paid by the fiefs and villeins
went Into tha church treasuries. Sir
Wnltcr Scott lias an abbot says this: "I
took tho voew of poverty, . and find my
self with an Income of twenty thousand
pounds a year.!' .
But wealth did not burden the monks
forever. Wealth changes Hands that Ik
' one of Its peculiarities, ; 4
I Came wild war, red of; tooth and claw.
1 And the soldiery, who,, heretofore had
been used only to 'protect the religious
orders, now flushed 'with victory, turned
against them. '
Charges were trumped up against
churchmen high In authority. Tho mon
asteries were looked upon as contraband
of war. "To the victors belong the
spoils" was the motto of a certain man
who was president of the United States,
so persistent was the war idea of ac
The property of the religious orders
was confiscated, nnd ns. a reward for
heroic services soldiers were given big
tracts of land.
The great estates In Kurope all have
their origin In this well-established cus
torn of dividing tho spoils. Tho plan of
j taking the property of chch or all who
I were guilty of sedition, contumacy and
' contravention was well established by'
(precedents that traced back tofaln.
I When George Washington appropriated
'the estate of Roger Jtorrls, forty cen
turies of precedent looked down him.
Also It might be added that If a man
owned a particularly valuable estate. It
was easy for a soldier to listen to and
bellcvo tho report that the owner had
spoken 111 of the king, and given succor
to the enemy.
Then the soldier felt It his "duty'" to
punish the recreant one by taking his
property. That gave us the age of
Tho reign of the barons was merely a
transfer of power with no revision of
Ideals. The choice between a inltre and
a helmet Is nil, and when the owner Con
verses through his headgear his logic
is alike vulnerable and valueless.
Then the age of the barons has given
away to tho age of the merchants. The
merchants, whose business It Is to carry
things from where they are plentiful to
'where they are needed. But they did
business by finesse and cleverness
flavored with deception.
But the times have changed. Truth Is
now an asset, and a life Is a liability.
Merchants today deal with their friends.
Money Is Incidental to service.
Comes co-operation so quietly, and with
so little ostentation that men do not
realize the change.
'Iy hold on eternal life," fald St. Pauli
writing to Timothy- The proper transla
tion wa now know should have been,
"Lay hold on tho age to come."
All life Is a preparation, Jtist as all
life Is a sequence a result.
Tho past Is dead, tho present is dying,
and only that which Is to come Is alive.
Philanthropy once was palliation, Just
as the entire practice of medicine was
palliation until day before yesterday
The Whale-Headed Heron One of the
Rare Freaks in the Animal Kingdom
What the World Wants
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
Look at the 'curious photograph of tho
"whale-headed heron," a bird from tho
southern hemisphere. This photograph
waB taken of the only representative of
its kind now In
Europe. Its awk
with tho huge bill,
Retina to wear a
When It opens (ts
enormous" jaws It
seems to. be Indulg
ing in a gigantic
roar of laughter.
Slnco It Is well
gets plenty to eat,
and has a - good.
Plato to sleep, per
haps It Ih not worrying about Its lost
liberty. Lifo Is easier for It now than It
was In Its native haunts. It doesn't haw
to guard against Its enemies, or travel
long distances In search of its dinner
Possibly It thinks that man wuh made to
wait upon herons, as same members nf
our biped race think that the sun was
created to glvo them light and heut.
If men differed from one another as
much as various members of the heron
family do our zoological prisons might
contain Inmates of our own race whose
plalm. in ralnllnnaliln n.n . . I . 1
willingly recognize. In fact, what ari
we doing when we imprison monkeys nnd
apes? They resemble us externally more
closely than a stork or an adjutant re-
sm.hles a whale-headed heron, yet all nre 1
members of the same family.
The herons are curnlvorous birds All
of them aro great fishermen. The adju- 1
tants, which grow six feet tall and live !
on terms of Intimacy with man In In
dian villages, not only feed upon rep
tiles, small quadrupeds and birds, but
they aro useful scavengers, quickly dis
posing of tho offal of small towns. The
sacred Ibis of Egypt, which the ancient
Hgyptlan worshipped, and carefully em
balmed after death, belongs to the tame
family as the whale-headed heron, but If
you should see the two side by side, the
Ibis, with Its tall, elegant form and Its
tplendld scarlet plumage, and this chunky
trcature, with Its uppnrently unmanage
able bill, you would not think of classify
ing them together.
The cranes are also related to the
herons, but the differences among these
various tribes are so groat that It Is not
eafcy to classify them. Nearly all have
something remarkable about their beaks.
They have to reach and grub and ucoop
and grab for their prey, and nature has
provided them with "boat bills," "spoon
bills' "pipe bills", and many other odd
fantastic forms of apparatus attached to
their heads, which. In somo canes, look
like very clumsy contrivances and yet
trey invariably serve their purpose with
You will observe that the whale-headed
heron lias a natty tuft of feathers, like
a scalp-lock on tho back of Its head.
This is a family distinction, whlph, in Its
case, teems to have almost fallen Into
desuetude. With many of Its relatives
tho crest Is a very attractive feature.
All of these singular oreatures belong
to what the older naturalUits called tne
family of wading birds. Thev alwa, i
have long, slender legs to enable tl-.-n
to wade Into swamps and shallow tho g
I KHBcimH3cVHnEijt! Thc wiiaie-Headsa Heron, two
water In search of their food, and tlicy all
pofctifhs the singular faculty of utandim;
for long periods of time with the utmost
nonchalance and euse. uy,tl nni. ie if
thu caso of the whale-headed heron t nlk
would seem to bo a feat requiring a ver
nice sense of balance, but since It tuns
In the family no doubt he can do it.
In South America thero Is a fpeolen of
crano which makes a sound lesemltlliK
photograph of this ccarco bird
freak, tho only one In captivity.
thu tone of n trumpet This bird Is easily
dome.fcUenlod, when U becomes us faitli
fjl to II h human master as u shepherd
dof,. and Is employed to take charge of
poultry nnd keep them from wandering
too far afield.
Ono of the most interesting relatives of
he heron is the stork, which plays so
'nthuate a part In the amtent traditions
f animal and human relations. All along
the Valley of the Rhine mid In Holland
ho utorlt Is a sacred bird, protected and
d because of the services that ho Is be
I'evccl to render to man. In Holland tra
iltlon says that the storks protect tho
ireat dikes constructed to keep out the
sea by searching out tho worms and In-
.eot which, If left undisturbed, would
weaken the enbankments by destroying
'he roots of tho plants and the buried
'ImberK that serve to retuln the sanda
By ADA PATTERSON.
Tho worln wants your mulling side,
Men, women and children are like
clouds, for every one of them han a silver
lining' That Is what tho world wants;
not your frowns, but your Hmlles. Not
the blues of your mood, but the gold.
A man who Is a dictator of dramatic
destinies In thn country und In I3urom
said of a lad whom ho had Just engaged
as ufflco boy. "Ho will get on, ho Binlles,"
The man who himself had risen In a few
years from tho stage when ha Joined
street parades to advortlso the show, had
tho smiling habit, He bollovod that ho
had In part smiled his way to success,
and no doubt he had, for at least halt
of suoces consists In the co-operation
of those who work for and with us, and
hla "people" address him by his Initial)),
loving him as a father or an elder
brother, "He Is so considerate and cheer
ful and he smites the rough pluces
smooth," Is their explanation of their
"You can't afford to be In the dumps.
You aro transformed when you smile,"
was tho advice of a world traveler to
a village maid who was a distant rela
tive and sought to glean wisdom from his
harvest of globe won knowledge.
I missed an attendant from a hair
dressing establishment In New York. "Is
ehe ill?" I inquired, "No, she's fired,"
responded the proprietor, and because
my silence was full of Inquiry she con
tinued; "I h,ad to get rid of her because she
had the complaining habit. She talked
to tho customers about her troubles and
thoy gave her old clothes. I might have
corrected that habit, but she had a sour
face. In business you must not talk
much, but you must smile a great deal.''
A letter came to mo requesting the ad
dress of a working girl I knew, an
honest, cheerful, kindly, girl with a shin
ing brown thatched head crammed with
that reully serviceable variety of In
tellect w call common sense, The writer
raid she had met the girl at a seaildi
rorort, had liked her and wished to con
tinue their pleasant acquaintance, but had
mlsluld her address. She knew that tho
girl waited upon mo at Jones and
Brown's. Would I forward her address?
Tho first thought was to forward tha
address, The second was to send the
latter to the girl and ask hur to send tho
Advice to. Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FA IRK AX.
(till t JlrlnklitK.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young muii
19 years of age, who loves a girl about IK.
very dearly, but I don't know what shu
thinks of me, because I started drinking
to excess several months ago and have
hardly seen her since, except to know
that she will not let me come up to see
her or have anything to do with her. I
lovo her very dearly and will do anything
to get back where I was befoie. What
shall I do? SAM.
You know what to do: Quit drinking!
If you love liquor more than you low
her don't bring Ulsgrare and Borrow Into
her life by winning her It seems to w
you will bo kindest to her by staging
away from her and giving her a chanco
Xrlthrr la "The lllir,1
Dear Miss Kalrfax: I am In love with
two young ladies, both of whom I have
known for some time. One in a country
girl and of an affectionate disposition,
while the other is a city girl, and of
quite a gay and flighty temperament.
Both are In love with me. I'm quite sure
that both would make excellent house
wives. Whts ts better suited to mo, as I have
spent somo years in travel and would
love to marry a homelovlng young lady?
M. D. B.
If you loved either of these girls as a
man should love tho woman he would
marry, there would be no doubt.
Suppose you try giving up both until
you know your own mind'
address horsolf If h wished the wrtWf
to have tt. That socond Drought
learned, when again the girl was skill
fully stuffing my fingers Into ytsldln hid
gloves, was patting and smoothing them
and standing back to admlra lior com
pleted handiwork, was the better.
"I'm so alad you didn't send the ad
dress." alio sold, "I don't want to keen
up the acquaintance, I am suro ill
Ikn't good for mo. Oh, no, the Isn't n.
bad girl, but she Is a sad girl. Shs had
loved a young man very much and h
had left her. Bho talked about It all ths
time. And she used to cry a great doal.
"Nov, If I had been able to help the
girl I would have done so. But otter
wt'd talked tho matter over thoroughly
once and I told her he was a rotter, and
she ought to 'forget him, there was no
more for either of us to say. She could. i t
get him hack. Anyway, he WKsn't worth
It. But she kept on talking about him
anl her sorrow. And she kept on crying,
I used to grab her hand and pull her up
off the sand and ask her to run a raoo
with me. I would duck her head in the
surf while we were bathing. I would
pour sund In her ears; I even tickled her
bare soles as she lay on the beach. For
two weeks I worked on that girl to make
her smile, but I couldn't. And I don't
want to see her. skan. Thank you s
much for not trending her the address,"
Thr brown'-hslred.gjrl from vhom I ouy
gloves Is cruet? Not' ait alt. She Is gifted
With keen Judgment and a sense it
values. She had tendered' good advice; It
had not been followed. She had tried 10
make the girl cast off her burden of lova
sickness, had tried to make her amlts,
but she hed failed. She knew that asirj
clatlon with 'the girl meant being an uu
dlence for an eveSrepeated story a itur'y
that should have been forgotten. Shp
could not help her and she would n it
allow the girl to hinder her. ,.'
. It was the doctrine of 'eelf-preservatlaii
applied to everyday life.
The person who will pot, smile Is hap.
lersly selfish. The person!: who cannot
smile Is ready to. die. 'The world de
mands smiles, and by so doing prqves
Itself a muster psychologist.
It knows that the man who smiles does
not tuke himself too seriously, so Is not
handicapped by conceit. He Is willing
and able to learn. Tho world knows that
tho woman who smiles Is brave.
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