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TJTTC BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MATKH 24, 1913.
What Makes Life Worth Living"
Copyright, MJ, bj Journal-Amertean-tiimtncr.
By Nell Brinkley
Tlio UtUo tyko playing with her pink toes is of mora Inter- Tho
out than Uio speculations of philosophers. cliaiiKO
The Magic Egg and Easter Time
By WINIFRED BLACK,
They aro In tho windows, tho Easter
things. Don't you love to see them?
I love tho llttlo yellow chickens best,
all downy and beady eyed the pretty
Did you ever
hold an egg up
to your ear and
and listen to them
peck, pock-lfs a
call from the very
depths of life-
Peck. peck. peP.
peep, "let rn
let me out. I m
tired of my
ivory cage with Its
atln linings. I'm
tired ot hearing
th0 great world
through tho muf
fler of finest silk.
l"m a rooster. I'm
going to do things In the world. I shall
make a noise, I promise you. Bee, my
wings can almost flap right nowl rtep,
peep, peck, peck-let me outl let mo out!
I want to rule the world!"
And sure enough, out he comes, funny
little fussr yellow thing, and It Isn't five
minutes till he's trying to tench his
mother-the old brown hen-how to walk
and when to say "thank you," as he
speaks to her and tells her all about his
Ivory castle, with Its walls of silk and
the wondrous dreams he dreamed there
In his satin bed.
Peep, peep, the chickens are out. and
the ducks, too. and. oh, tho goslings!
What entrancing bills, what Impudent,
adorable eyes, black as a ripe black
berry, and shining with the wisdom of
all the geese that ever waddled.
What 1 It thev keep lookln fr. the
little gesllngs, shut up there behind tho
plate glass? Oh, yes. of course, tho
water. Far away they see It In their
dreams, lovely green ponds with plenty
of weeds, glorious mud banks, sleek and
shiny and acres and acres of delicious
Well, well, I hope your Easter dreams
will come true. Sir Gosling. May you tall
heir to the greatest, greenest pond that
ever glistened In the, spring sunshine and
may all the grubs tremble to hear your
Babbits, too. Aren't they funnyl And,
how stubborn they look with their queor
noses wrinkled up. Timid they may be.
but well pleased with themselves for alt
that Bee the covert disdain In that pair
Of soft eyes over rounder at the 'back' of
the window next the Jonquils. Who are
we that we should be considered?
Can we outdistance a good hound In a
race? Can we tell who Is coming Just by
getting on the right side of the breexe
and wrinkling up our notes T
Oood luck to you, little rabbit, and to
all your tribe. Tou miss tht snow, don't
you. and the long purple shadows that
call "Come out, come out, brother rab
bit. In the moonlight and dance for the
A WHOLE FAMILY MEAL
A 5c package of Faust Spa
gbolti will make a whole mea
for a family of five. And i
will bo a real meal nutritious
tasty and satisfying.
A 5c packago ot Faust Spaghetti
contains as much nutritinn n ik.
of beef. It is a glutinous food 1
gluten is the food content that
manes none, muscle and flesh.
You have no Idea how many dif
ferent ways Faust Spaghetti can be
servea to maico line, tomptlng meals
write for free recipe book. Sold
In Cc and 10c packages Bervo it
St. Louis, Mo,
fairies, and do for ub, we pray you, the
And then the baskets of eggs see that
little one there, wreathed In flowers;
Who wouldn't laugh for Joy to have that
sent for Easter?
Oh, what a nest of lilies of the valley
there Is over yonder sweet, fragrant
things, so demure, so Trail, so shy and
yet so piquant, too, like some modest
girl who has a mind of her own.
Hyacinths, all curls and .airs and
Braces. Tou belong at court, Sir Purple,
you nevor were Intended for tho delight,
of common folk. You haughty, conceited
fellow, you and your lady there In s(vr
And the Jonquils and the daffodils, all
yellow, yellow. The sun loves you, doesn't
he, sweet sisters of nM, i c.
but a bunch of you In the window and
.... nmncs more on the cloudiest day,
NarClSSUI. Hlllll.r. fn.rl... I..
gallant among1 flowers are you. Violets,
... a..' " purp, and dew' "! ftw
rant After all. violets are tho dearest,
for once one I loved gave me a knot ot
them when my henri unh. ... .-. ...
world has changed for me since that dav.
cni.uren. the candy eggs. That's
uravo ono them nt nv,i...- ..
and rich. How many lovely pains would
,u. ,,o you think, If you bit lnttf
his rich middle?
And oh.Jiere's a dream inr
never seen onq? Well, we'll buv tt,.
fairy dream eats. thi,.,i, , ......
. on ... ion i quite
time for It yet. and, thou home.
, It. 8 nre u uanc'"K on iho
hearth Off with the coats, down with
the hats, and now, here In tho firelight.
There, little Brothr. i,m i
. w. t fcU your
clear, gray eye-so. now. what do you
. ,1UW aeugniruil A bridge, a
Harden, a little house all covered with
roses, a woman In red cloak at the door,
so still, so serene, so Sunday quiet.
"un, ,.,i,0 Klrl, you too,.os ,he ,
house, the bridge, an enchanted footpath
ovor a river of num .n-,. .... ..
"....r h! "d
cloak woman In the ed
Ah, something new Mnj
.,,, , - - "mi swans
nei"" ,t-whRl a WWen of happl-
Oh, If wo COUld nnlv . .....
v..... i. ... . mai
; r . 7. u" ,0e"-. and lay our
faces to the roses nn,i ... ....
i"?1 Vtth beautiful
.v....,B ur.uBe. remaps tho little woman
would show us the other side of her red
cloak and tell u. why .he wear. It ...
And maybe we wnnili
den. We'd set a tab,; VZr'Z
lr., CIOe to tho running river, and
we would have for food whit, bread and
honey in the comb and new milk with
is t n(u'yi una
l'V. L : ""vr tray and eaten
...... anq cupa of purest crystal
and there would always be enough for
And then we would tnw. . i .
canoe of sweet smelilm- ....J
the Indian Peter Thunder used' to paddle
u"mers ago, when the wind
; me west and brought th
smelt Ot sweet grass from the meadow.
-nn e would DttH ill.
up the shining river, round tr'.... ,.. '
past sweet meadows, thick with clover!
uir orcnara flush with pink
bui. oee xne "Nihvh" in ..j
fashioned dooryard. thr h i
...I... . ' "f tm UCII1K,
ana pinK. They blow, and oh. how
" mo c4aver is. And u-..n-. ....
whiff of sweet briar.
Flow on. shining river: flow on to dream
meadows, through dark forests; on. on
river; we cannot follow ww.
beokon; we are here, vou kium Li
the 'magic egg. Just looking In and loving
Some day. little boy.
hair, maybe we will learn the password
that will change us to little creatures
llko the woma In the red eloak, and then
we win enter the magic garden and live,
on, so happily ever after.
llttlo tnttcrtlcmiillon you meet iniikes yon want to
conditions so ho enn have n tnsto of country Joys.
THERE seems to bo one universal and unani
mous answer to the question of "What
makes life really worth the living?"
No matter to whom you put it, if ho or she has
lived and in the living joyed and suffored tho
ono nnswor thnt Is given Is, "Chlldron."
And, after all, the llttlo tykes do make this old
world of ours worth living In. They may be a trial
and a tribulation they may bo a caro and a sacri
fice but whore Is the one who answers to tho
namo of fnther or mother, who aro really human
mon and women, who do not profer children to all
forms of wealth and all shades of glory?
Wo see tho king on hlB throno trying, to make
things easy and settle difficult problems, b that
his children will not have to doal with them. Tho
man who Is money-mad nioBt times piles up hip
hoards of golden coins for tho children who como
after him. Tho parent who lives in tho hovel sees
better times coming for his children, and Is content
to put up wjtu his hard lot, knowing that ho will
live again in their onjoymont and in their ease.
Tho socioty lady knows the ynpldness of her lifo
Tho nifty llttlo kid you meet on your way stirs your
more thnn all dreams of money nnd success.
and feels taat sno has not lived in vain and been a
drono in the hive if she gives forth lo the world
children. The poor washerwoman works and denies
herself to keep her family of tots together and give
them advantages that she had not
Ofttlmes in a crowded car my little lady comes
in and perches primly on the edge of tho seat. There
is a change in the atmosphere at onco, and humans
who wero glowering at each other Bmlle and laugh
to see the little one apo her grown-up sisters.
Tho nifty llttlo kid you meet on the way, who
looks up at you with friendly eyes, clear and un
afraid, stirs your heart moro than all dreams and
visions of money and success.
Tho little tatterdemalion you meet makes you
want to change conditions so that all children can
be taken away from tho city nnd given the Joys of
tho country and a taste of childhood close to nature.
And the baby, who plays with its llttlo pink toes,
and Is all unconscious of your presence, Is of more
Interest, than the speculations and theories of the
philosophers who have filled tho libraries with their
thoughts from tho long ago till now.
heart My little lady, perched primly on tho edge of a scat, makes
you laugh nt tho wny sho apes her grown-up sisters.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Public Speaking
Men Use Their Voices Better Than Women Speakers Should Train Themselves
Speaches and Many Good Sermons Should Be Out Down.
lly ELLA WHUELEU WILCOX.
Now that women have gone Into every
possible publlo placo which Is open to
them, now that thoy aro permitted free
speech In every church and on every
rostrum In the land
(desplto the objec
tion ot St. Paul), It
should occur to them
that some prepara
tion Is necessary;
some greater pre
paration than u mere
desire to talk, or
a longing to be
ranked among the
No man or woman
has a right to rise
In an audience and
bore 100 people by
rambling, banal talk
given In a half In
Tet one hears this
sort of thing everywhere; at every club;
at every dinner, where speeches follow
the repast: and In too many pulpits.
Men usually know how to use their
voices better than women In a public
place; but they do not seem to be any
better prepared with Interesting remarks
when called upon suddenly to speaK.
Ono who ever speaks In publlo owes It
to his fellow men to be always prepared
with a few concise, clearly uttered words
to offer on short notice.
If he Is not confident that he can do
this, he should quietly and firmly Insist
upon being excused.
Voice placing and developing should be
rigorously studied by every man and
woman who speaks in public
It Is as Inexcusable to talk to audiences
with a disagreeable or faint voice as It
would be to sing In such voice.
And then unselfishness and consider
ation of others should be used by every
publlo speaker. They are not used by
one In fifty.
A perfect mania for being heard and
seen takes possession of the average pub
llo speaker. And every other feeling Is
lost In that ono.
There Is no anguish ranch more poig
nant that that which proceeds from be
lng hemmed In by a concourse of people
In a publlo hall or place of worship, or
at a dinner table, and compelled to listen
to a dull speech of Interminable length,
and delivered In a weak or unpleasant
And even an agreeable voice, belonging
to a man or woman possessed of good
Ideas, can become very Irksome, If brev
ity, the soul of all wisdom as well as
wit. be not Us chief merit In expression.
There is no truth, no philosophy, no re
ligion, no experience, no knowledge which
is not more telling In effect upon a list
ener If told quickly, concisely and In a
brief space of time.
There Is not one clergyman in a thou
sand but could make a deeper and, better
Impression on his hearers It he boiled
down his sermon to half Its original
length; and the same can bo said of every
If you over talk to audiences of any
kind, whether on religion, travel, politics,
charity, science or any other topic, take
these words home and nsk yourself If
you are spoiling your best chance of pop
ularity by being too verbose and by not
having given proper training to your
And the next time you are called upon
to speak, do not occupy ten minuses by
telling your listeners that you are not
prepared and by saying a dozen banal
and uninteresting things; just ask to be
excused, nnd let some one else, who Is
And If you feel you have something
to say, cut your sentences Into ns few
brief, concise phrases as you can, and
utter them distinctly, and then sit down.
The applause which follows such a pro
ceeding will be genuine, not the sense
less clatter clapping which so many peo
ple give wlthbut any meaning, unless It
Is of relief, when a bore has finished
For thnt Is what a great deal of ap
Song of the Balkans
By LILIAN LAUFKRTr.
Son of a free born mother,
I myself am free, ,
And I range my plains and my mountain chains
Where none shall master me.
Shall the son of a girl of Caahmiri
Dare, then to look Into my eyes?
Does the son of a slave dream that he may be brave .
When hiB molher was never so wise?
For in fertile Albania, sweet Cashmere,
And over the far Georgian hills, 11 'V
Moslem men, unafraid, barters woman In trade; " !
So his shadowed Zenana ho fills.
In the dark .were yo born, and Mohammed
Dooms your daughters to prison again.
Shall theBe daughters of ease, who have learned but to please-
Shall these maids be the mothers of Men?
Yo nre millions, but can ye meet thousands
When we clash 'neath tho war god's bold plume?
On the wide fields of Thrace it la men ye must face;
Can ye smile as ye come to such doom?
Ye have shouted your wild "Allah Akbarl"
And the nations have shuddered to hear;
But we know what ye are 'neath your Crescent and Star;
Dare yo meet both our hosts and your fear?
Son of a Balkan woman,
Body and soul are free,
For a spirit high that shall dare to die
Is my mother's gift to me.
But the love of a girl of Cashmlrl
Is rose-attar, henna and kohl.
Toy and plaything of life never comrade or wife;
Then can Allah give her son a soul
Men Invent Devices for Painless
Slaughter of Animals, but the
Killing Itself Goes On.
By GAKBETT P. SEBVISS.
Terrible Is the responsibility .that rests
upon the shoulders of the animal called
man, because, while attaining a moral
and Intellectual elevation denied to his
he has chosen to
retain the carnlv
of the lower beasts.
Ho remains a
User in his appe
tite, destroying and
feeding upon fellow
beings, while the
higher nature that
has been developed
In him constantly
calls upon him to
exercise the works
of mercy nnd com
passion. This call
he cannot disregard. It is an Imperatives
law, the violation of which would set him
ImrV n million years In the march ot
It you would understand the dual na
ture of man at his present stage, look
first at his churches, his cathedrals, his
school houses, his asylums, his hospitals,
his laboratories of science, his obser
vatories of the heavens, and then pay a
visit to the stock yards.
The reconcilement which he must bring
about between his moral naturo and his
animal propensities Involves an achieve
ment In comparison with which the fabled
labors of Hercules were Infinitely Insigni
ficant. He needs all the "divinity" that
Is In him, and a great accession to It,
In order, some time, to succeed.
It Is the consciousness of tho Inevit
ability of this struggle which has given
rise to tho many societies for the pre
vention of cruelty which adorn our ago.
It Is but natural that some of these or
ganizations should occasionally go astray.
When they undertake to arrest the bene
flclent hand of experimental science
which Is striving to prevent greater
sufferings by Inflicting less ones they
give themselves up to pure sentiment
allty, and may do more harm than good.
But when the effort Is such aB that
represented by devices to diminish the
suffering of the humble creatures that
humanity, In Its present stage, still do-
Advice to Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIItFAX.
Ask the Girl.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been going
with n young lady of my age (21) for the
last four years. She has mny admirers
but I have reasons to think she reclnr":
cates my love. As I am not In a SwU
lon, e,t.?larr,ed for about three years.
I would like to.ask whether I name a
moral right to announce our engagc-
? VtLn0Wl ? 1 wo-u,d llke t be more
definite about my future, and am also
annoyed by questions of my friends.
K. B. A.
That Is a matter for the girl to de
cide. She is the one who is most deeply
A long engagement Is manifestly unfair
to the girl, but if she consents to the
unfairness I hope you will never relax
In showing your appreciation.
Ho Thinks He la night.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am in love with
a young man who has a position that
compels him to work In the evenings till
9. and he also gets one day off during
Now, meantime, I am going out with
other fellou, but the party I love
strongly objects to it.
Is he right or wrong! A. C. R. I.
He has nu right to object unless un en
On the other hand, If he is true to you,
and you love each other, you ure putting
that love In Jeopardy by flirting with
Would you be patient with him If he
went out with other slrls?
mands shall servo as food for man, It Is
worthy only of praise and encourage
In Kngland, Just now, there is a
powerful movement afoot to promote
the "painless slaughter of animals."
Mechanical Ingenuity has been called
upon to aid In the good work.
These devices, In themselves, have
something condemnatory in their aspect
condemnatory not of the object that la
aimed nt, but of the supposed necessity
that has brought them Into existence.
Physiologists assure us that man must
have animal food. The experience of
many persons who have adopted "vege
tarianism" seems to disprove the exist
ence of such necessity, but the general
practice of mankind continues to pr
Protoplasm, the physical basis of mi
life, cannot bo derived and built up from
the mineral kingdom to anlmn.. Vi,
Animals must get their protoplasm ae
Seltn?ho8snta I frdln Un 135?
ntt J art anlmal must have been
strictly vegetable feeders. Then n
appetite for animal ,0 l It Vorl
convenient. It presented t.if 7
MragT P' S ' "
red TonVoT' "
When man came the habit had alreiui
eeon,b"ofedt;n th SK
bgan I? a SLTXtS,
fearful evidence that early man til
fort to be positively assured that he wm
not the originator of that practice Ind
nth.,,he W" not th8 '"trodur of can
nibalism upon this planet. One mhi
suspect hi. uuat If one were to aSJ
the view of some philosophers that thai
Hon , rat,Ce ""Unated in super.tU
tlon-ln the belief that the warrior's
courage was xmnrth.. .... " r,or
enemy, heart! " n,a
If travelers are not mistaken, canni
balism yet exists among some aaTa
ing of any animal food but a kind nt
cannibalism: These sheep Ll blocks
that we raise for slaughter are. in 1
broad sense, our relatives. They trist
us we teach them to depend upon us
and then we kill them for our feasts
That "Brun.au mask" upon the OC8 "j
tho ox unconsciously waiting for tin
death stroke from his kind master, wlw
haa e hlm Is. In intention, el
symbol of human mercy-but you cannot
look thoughtfully upon it without a
Yea, It Is a terrible responsibility that
rests upon us, and It Is a hard, uphill
Etruggle that we have ahead of us befor
we shall havo risen high above the quay
mire of cannibalism.
Sloan's Liniment is excellent
for sprains and bruises. It stops
the pain at once and reduces
the swelling very quickly.
is penetrating and antiseptic.
Mr. S. L. IUnncT, of 307 Cedtr Bt., Cnst
tanooga, TnnM syf: " I sprained mj an.
kle. It pained me very much and was badly
swollen. After a few applications of
Sloan's IJnlment my ankle was rUTed,
and is now entirely well."
Ataaawltn. rrtil..DIt. tiU.
Dr. Earl S. Sloan - Boston, Mm.
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