Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 21, 1913, Page 9, Image 9
THE BEE: OMAHA, EUIDAV, MAlU II HI. 1!M,'l. age 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 Spring. 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 and broad. 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 final form. .1 OJiarity Breeds. Beggars V By ELBERT HUBBARD. "Copyright. '191S.V International News Service. Sailors Just ashore, with say painted galleys In tow, and with three months' pay, are the most charitable men on forth. The beggars wax glad when Jack lumbers their way; but. alas, tomorrow Jack belongs to the I"Oor. parity In tho lnis't has -been prompted by weak ness and whim the1 penance of logues and often wo' give to get rid Ihe'troublesome ap 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 nnd crawled. 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? r 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 vitality. 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 tal wreck. 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 nutlons. 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 llzat.c i. 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. -AmcitsfMfn. 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 theirs. 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 quiring wealth. 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 barons. 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 ward countenance, with tho huge bill, Retina to wear a knowing smile. When It opens (ts enormous" jaws It seems to. be Indulg ing in a gigantic roar of laughter. Slnco It Is well tniiiieu iri.cnptivity, 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 astonishing efficiency, 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 11 place. 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 abiding loyalty. "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 .. ..nil 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. Cleans The Hair and Makes it Beautiful-25 Cent "Danderine" In a few moments your hair looks soft, fluffy, lustrous and abundant No falling hair or dandruff. Surely try a "Danderlne Hair Cleanse" If you wish to Immediately doublo tho beauty of your hair. Just moisten a cloth with Panderlno and draw It carefully through your hair, taking one small strand at a time, this will cleanse the hair of dust, dirt or any excessive oil In a few moments you will be amazed. Tour hair will be wavy, fluffy and abundant and possess an Incomparable softness, lustre and luxuriance, the beauty and shimmer of true hair health. 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