Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 30, 1913, PART TWO EDITORIAL, Image 20
The Omaha Sunday Bee Magazine Page Copyright, 1913, by the Star Company. Great Britain Rights ReserveO. The Unusual Triumph of a Cherokee Indian Chiefs Great-Granddaughter and How the Ghostly Tom Toms of Her Forefathers Drummed Her to Success A Portrait of Miss Washburn, Painted by Ponrhyn. Stanlawa, the Distinguished Artist, in Which Her Indian Character istics Appear. London, March 25. OLD CHIEF EAGLE PACE, Sachom of tho Cborokees, . 1b hunting buffalo In tho Happy Hunting Grounds. Thirty yours ago thoy burled him out on tho Chorokoo Strip with nil the weapons of tho chaso, nnd his fa vorite pony closo boBldo him, bo that ho might not lack means to llvo well In tho Country-Ovor-Thoro. If tho Happy Hunting Grounds Ho anywhoro within easy dlstanco of tho plaoo earls nnd dukes and thinks like that go when thoy llo, Eagle Faco must bo wondering why so many curlouB shades aro looking him over Just now: shades In armor, In rutflos, breochos, yannioru and farthingales. They'ro doing lt, because London has discov ered in Grace Washburn, old Eaglo Face's great granddaughter, tho real American beauty; havo also discovered the roal Amorlcan llnoago of Miss Washburn, and specifically bocauso half a dozen descendants of those same dukos, carls, etc.. haye formally offorod thomsolvos In mar rlago to hor. If ono has to bo so careful of tho family ono marries In this life, think how careful one has to bo if dead. Graco Washburn bocamo famous in Now York for two things beforo London found out tho other things. Ono thing was hor beauty, and too othor was her horolsm in smashing tho win dow of a Broadway trolley car because tho con ductor had denied her a transfer. The window had a "Thou Shalt Not Steal" sign on It, and ductor had denied hor a transfer. At that tlmo Miss Washburn was twonty, and Borvlng In her first engagement at tho Winter Garden in Now York, doing; an onorraously ox citing duel with Mile. Datlo, tho dancer. After that sho appeared as tho star In tho famous Sd.aU PlEy' "A nom"nco ot tho Undo But nobody know anything about her Indian ancestry until one night when Graco was sit ting in a certain famous artist's studio with several other interesting actresses and a couplo of playwrights. Tho artist had an old Indian war drum, and one of the men who had lived lor years out West began to tap it, slowly. Tho tapping, had gono on only n few minutes when Miss Washburn aroso and began to danco. It was n vory strange dance of Blow stops and quick abrupt clutchings of tho hands to earth. It wovo itself around and around tho little company, watching sllontly while tho girl, cheokB rod and OyOB VOrv brlcht. wnimil rmmil and round about boforo tho big opon flro. Suddenly the man with tho In amn drum dropped it with a thump. Immedi ately MIbs Washburn stopped dancing. Whore did you loam that danco?" criod tho Westorn man cxcitodly. ..t!'1 don,t know-" sald Miss Washburn, frankly. It Just camo to mo whilo you wero Playing. I had to danco it" "That's tho danco of tho Chorokoes to tho Corn Spirit," said the musician. "I didn't think thoro was n soul oast of tho Mississippi that even know thoro was such a thing. I saw It ton years ago, bocauso I am a blood brother of tho Chorokcos. It's a very sacred, socrot danco. Come, now, who taught you?" "Honostly, nobody." said Miss Washburn. "I JUBt had to dance that way whon you sot tho tom-tom going. My groat grandfather," sho went on hesitatingly, "was a full blood Cherokee chief." They looked at hor In astonishment. Tho girl bofore thorn was tall and lithe, golden-halrod. fair skinned. "An Indian," they said. "Impossible!" "Ah, but wait," said Miss Washburn, Sho un twlstod hor hair and brought It down on each sldo of hor face. Thon sho crouched boforo tho flro and turned hor proQlo half toward them. Hor oyebrows. drew thomaolves Into a straight lino, tho muscloB of hor faco hardonod slightly. A gasp wont up from tho clrole. For there, crouching bofore them, was not Miss 'Washburn, but an Indian maiden, primitively beautiful, as though sho had Just stopped from tho old forest Even tho noso Seemed to grow sharply cqulllne and the mouth Arm and strong as that ot Poco hontaB. Tho girl Jumped up with, a laugh and the illusion sped. "There," said Miss Washburn, "you saw my rospectod and rovorod old great grandfather. Eagle Face, Spchem ot tho Cherokeo Nation!" Thereafter the story camo out Eaglo Faco It appeared, was ono of tho really groat men of tho Cherokeos, a tribe noted for tho nobility of its malos and tho vlrtuo of its women. A Now England woman of excellent family, going to tho Strip as a missionary, had fallen In lovo How the South Pole Writes Its Autograph in Space ""1HIB lntnrnntlnt- rilnrrnm nr. - . j T"HI8 Interesting diagram ox I plains tho reason why It is Impossible for explorers to know, with absolute mathematical accuraoy, whether they have reached tho North or South Pole It shows how the earth, spinning on Its axis, wabblos slightly Uko a pinning top when tho original speed of Its revolutions slackens. Except for this slight eccentric motion of tho revolving earth, tho Instruments carried by polar expe ditions would enable them to de termine within probably a fow yards the precise location ot either Iole. Owing to tbt motion, they do well to come within two miles of an .curate calculation. The wblto line In tho diagram Indicates the irregularity of this oscillatory motion, showing how far on each ot two years 1905 and 1010 the South Pole deviated from its truo theoretical vsltlon. This osrlllatlou. therefore, draws an Imaginary circle upou thut "vni" of the earth, somewhere within which the actual Pole U This circle Is about seventy feet in di ameter, but is sufficient to add an almost prohibitory element to the difficulties ot calculating tho Polo's position. Every schoolboy understands, more or less clearly, by what means It Is possible to determine the Pole's location with reasonable accuracy. The mariner's compass shows the direction, north or soutit, and the sextant for measuring tho height of the sun above the horizon measures the distance tfrom the equator. The calendar and an accurate chronometer, to fix dttes and hours ot the day. and tables of logarithms to raluce the labor of calculations, complete the means of counting the degrees, as they aro covered, until tho coveted "00" of the Pole has been reached. So It will be seen that the earth's slight, eccentric motion called "Nutation" is not Important, ex tp as a problem tut matbeoia-tlclann BHb iOjHSSMWByQHcByjBPfeyjte SHtBb 't tBfl9iBBBBB7j5N9ifr9Bl SBTBTBTBTBTSKw ISbbTbTOBTBTBTBTB 11 with him and married him. Their descendants had married other whites of excellent stock. Dut though threo removes away from hor rod ancestor, MIbb Washburn confessed to a un canny closo spiritual connection with him "Tho first night I wont on the stago I was frlghtoncd nearly to death," sho said. "I could not walk, oven. But as I stood there I heard In my ears tho beating of tom-toms, and away deep down In mo It s o o m o d a strange, strong o h a n t. Tho beating of tho tom-toms grow louder, and as tho sound Increased, I felt my fear go from mo. At last I was per fectly 3olf-contalned. I danced and danced woll. I went through tho thing without a slnglo hitch. And all tho tlmo, high over tho muslo of tho or chestra I heard tho sound of tho Indian drums and the chant ing. I suppooo that It was my Indian blood "Old Chief Eagl. Face, that had come to my Miii Wathburn'. Great SalZdnnifhRS BP,rlt G'"'hr, wM Quit, tnat had enabled mp."y d.n iu -f of my ancestors to go Tm Tom' to tho stako laughing. Anyway, It saved me. at.Stirht?moaramr,a9ghCK Von" S? ecouSgoBrmdesfbac2 with something else added to i?" fl6dg0d and Inherited memories," said the artist "Th. Bub-conscious coming to tho surra , Jho trolling you. In those times you ara an maiden in reality." an Ind,n than an Indian?" hat ,S mr real,y Amor afterward, and only a few 'Sn aL 1 r don. mJ!'4rss z F -land rhZ Breai success of the season la AniorfMn &iHon- Mn stan'y. Ith almost Amorlcan Intelligence, got the idea that if ho lEES' 0d ,a roal American musical comedy com P.nny P1??""! mtlslcal comedies, he might find It profitable. Immediately the most gllttermYo S?rSrt,n lh MW thAmfrican S . comedy stago offered Itself. Zl tSSSS1 ot th0 Go,d0 Fleoce Over to America came Clifford C. Fischer, tho general managor of the company, to pick out the best crew of pulchritudlnous buccaneers that over invaded any land. By scores and hun wdV ,0y paBSe bo.fore h,m- Ju"t then Miss Bft5n?or H!8 dec,sln was instantaneous. There s the real American girl at last" he The Lovely Profile of Miss Vashburn, Called in London a "REAL American Girl," Because of Her Indian Ancestor. said. "I've seen German - Americans, French Americans, English-Americans, all kinds of hyphenated Americans but here's an American-American at la3t What will she take to go?" The tom-toms sounded In MIsb Washburn's ears again. Old Chief Eaglo Face stood beside hor. And off she went to London In the royal suite of tho White Star liner Majestic, with a maid, a secretary and a trained nurse, all sup plied by tho theatrical management, as the star of tho organization that Is to wipe Mr. Edwardes off tho English map. Also there was an ex ceedingly expensive contract In her private hand bag! When . she got In England the story of old Eagle Face leaked. It was because at another private dinner Miss Washburn again heard the tom-toms of tho Chorokoes, and was Impelled to do a surprising ancient dance of propitia tion to tho Winds. A famous English ethnol ogist was there, saw her, and was startled. Ho spoko about It to his earnest associates, and MIsb Washburn consented to some experiments to determine the scopo of her ancestral memo ries. The results were a bit astonishing, and will bo Incorporated In a report to tho Royal Ethnological Institution shortly. In tho moan time her vogue as a real American beauty is growing. And this odd little story is , vouched for by some very prominent and honest men and women in New York, and is supported by others equally as earnest nnd well known hero In London. What the Stars Predict for Next Month Earth On Its Axis, Shows That the Poles, at Different Times, Are at Some Distance from Their True Theoretical Location. -T-fHE April lunation Is pregnant with off!- I jtlnl U n n , . 1 . uuiiyuniugB, iuo royal sign Leo ris ing, and tho conjoined luminaries hav. lng Just culminated. An increasing popularity attonds these initial woeks of the Wilson regime, being likewise of pleasant omen to chlof executives generally In tho Eastern States Obstructive tactics will characterize legisla tive proceedings, however, and Death will visit congressional and military circles. If Indeed ho does not stalk into the official family of tho President. Not a few deaths by lire and water, and a hos pital or penal Institution will Buffer In this wise. A public functionary commits suicide, and Saturn culmlnatlpg In the mountain States sig nifies the demise of a Western uovernor. Some special days are as follows: APRIL 2. Prominent social functions around this and following day. Money contres unusual ly active, and a market trend to correspond therewith. APRIL 6-6. A maritime disaster, not un likely a naval mishap; danger In shipping circles. APRIL 9. Special activity in foreign affairs, and a diplomatic transaction pleasantly con summated. APRIL 12-13. Collapse of a public building; opprobrium attaches to the conduct of penal affairs, and placos of detention will be unfa vorably affected. APRIL 20. An elopment In aristocratic circles: many scandalous reports current APRIL 24. An engagement In high official Ufo will bo announced or consummated. Social functions of magnitude occur at this time. APRIL 28. A day of accidents. A diplomatic complication arises. Many fires reported, with casualties on electric lines. The remainder ot month ot pleasant augury. Thero will bo an advancing Btock market up to the 4th, followed by depression on the 5th. The week of the 7th is of bullish trend, with considerable excitement on 'Change around the 9th-10th, quick fluctuations, but reaching to higher points. The 12th brings sharp breaks; similar on the 17th, the whole list declining. Actively upward on the 21st till mid-afternoon, then closing with marked depression, which continues over the following day. The 23d to 26th Inclusive embraces a bull movement of some magnitude, particularly around tho 24th 25th. The 28th Is feverish and chaotic, and de cided reaction will manifest followed by re covery on the last two days of the month. The elements are more or less disturbed dur ing April, due to a Mercury equinox that ex tends from the 6th to about the 17th, with drizzling rains and at times storm and high winds. The early days of the month show an equable temperature, but a change In the glass sets In around the 5th, and something more than "April showers" may then be looked for, probably sleet pr tornadlo conditions. A falling barometer, easterly winds, gales along the coast and quick atmospherlo variations may be looked for. Special storm formations centre about tho 9th-12th and 23d-25th, though these are by no means the full areas covered. Clears up on the 26th to cooler conditions, but a marked disturbance again in the upper strata on the 28th, when Moon will be in apogeo at third quarter, and the Sun afflicted geocentrlcally by Mars and Uranus. Tho weather improves thereafter. During the month of April Jupiter will rule beneficently over tho affairs of those born be tween the 7th and 10th of January, March, May, September or November of any year. New and staunch friends will enter the life, material In terests will prosper, those In employ may ex poct promotion, and ladles of eligibility will en tertain new admirers; those In business should amplify upon their activities. The slow and tedious Saturn will affect the affairs of those born between the 19th and 23d of February, the 21st to 25th of May, tho 23d to 28th ot August, or the 23d to 26th of November; expect 111 health, anxiety, mental depression, and much uncertainty In current affairs; patience and the lines of least resistance ad Tlsable. The worst days In April for these are the 2d, 3d. 10th. 16th. 22d, 23d and 30th Those born on or near April 21 or May 3 of any year may expect presents of pleasant favors. Annoyances, martall complaints. burn3. scalds, etc.. if bom between February 20 and March 7. or between August 24 and September 7. v"M"e" .tndnSJTat, nuences affect those OcSbeTo'f 25- r0' JanUary' A or April 1-3, 7-11. 18-19, 21 and 24-26, as natal days augur a pleasant and proanerous veTr and 28th foreshow anxieties, loss and ill health.