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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 0, 1013.
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Bringing Up Father
Copyright. 1913, IntcrnntlonM News Bervfc
Drawn for The Bee by George McMantk
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox Says:
Common Sense and Logic Are Our Most
Up-to-Date Gowns and
How They Are Fashioned
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Copyright, 1913. by Star Company.
It Is a great thing ror tho reformer and
the altruist to use common fsense and
loglo with his Ideals. Next to logic thoy
are the most valuable qualities for any
human being to
gance and waste
fulness are sins: so
are stinginess and
woman who wears
only once, and de
. votes her whole en
ergies to the pur
chase of now cos
tumes, sins against
her best self and
good taste. The
woman who wears
old and Qhp
clothing when she
can afford o pro-
cur , new garments
sins against good taste and good sense.
There' was a man of fortune who was
so economical that he trundled his In
valid wlfo about In a wheelbarrow to
save the expense of a carriage when the
physician recommended a dally drive. He
believed equipages were wicked ex
travagencles. He committed a greater
sin than the man who sports three motor
cars, If the money which purchased them
came honestly and he used them for' the
benefit and pleasure of others as well as
There Is much that needs righting in
the world today, much that Is being
righted, and great changes aro Imminent.
Never were so many Intelligent and cap
able people working together !n their
various ways to better humanity as now,
and never was the condition of the work
ing masses so hopeful. Read any re
liable history Tom Watson's History of
France, for Instance If you want to re
jotce that you live In this age and not In
any either past era. Never Blnce tho
spiritual man took on material form and
began to evolve back to the spiritual has
therebeen such hope for struggling souls
as now. Bad as the worst conditions of
the laborer are. they are bettor than
were many of the best conditions for
thousands of years.
Humanity Is coming Into the conscious
ness of Its own divine power to changn
and alter any system which is oppres
sive, dive It faith in Itself and In the
overruling God of Justice, and leave sor
rowing hearts with their faith In worlds
beyond where love shall find Its own.
These worlds exist.
nut while we live In this body let us
try to ' look on the sane side of every
question, on all sides, and avoid becom
ing, warped In judgment, or fanatical ir
Incapable of holding a Just and fair opin
ion on any subject of tho drty.
Many people who are clamoring for tho
simple life, and who uro condemning
every phase of luxury, fall to realise that
all luxury Is comparative, and that to
the native Indians of America the sim
plest house and clothing would seem
luxuries, and a bathtub and a swimming
tank Inexcusable extravagances.
Back to nature Is a popular phrase,
but there Is a dividing line In eaoh mind
between the possible and Impossible limit
of that Journey buckwnrd.
One man may Insist that the proper
boundary lies In sleeping out of door.
Another on an outer balcony, and still
another mav be quite satisfied with a
good sleeping room well ventilated. Yet
tho Indian would consider all theso con
ditions far from nature. Only by rolling
himself In his blanket on the earth could
he feel he was back to nature.
One woman may feel she Is dressing
simply It she wears a shirtwaist and
piain .s.Kin, .ana anoincr may reej. sn
Is equally simple In her attire if she
wears an artistic creation made by a
Rood dressmaker who lives by her trado,
But the squaw would consider the gar
ments of both superfluous, since blankets
were cheaper and simpler to adjust.
Since natrire adorns Its animals and
birds and fish and Insects In such beau
tlful attire, and In such splendid colors,
It would seem that man was not pro
sumptuous or vain. It he believed he had
the .right to provide himself with attrac
Man has been given the mental power
to ohtaln whatever he wishes. He was
born naked, but even the most fanatical
reformer can not say that he believes he
was intended by nature, or nature's God,
to remain naked.
And If he is to be clothed, surely it
Is his privilege to decide upon the stylo
and coloring of his garments.
And It should be his pleasure and aim
to make himself as agreeable to the eyo
as God has made the lesser animals.
The world In which we live Is opulent.
There aro trillions of precious gems In
our rocks and seas; our fields are fertile;
our industries are unlimited; and better
still, and more important, mnn's powers
of achievement are unlimited. He can
do and have, nnd be, whatever he wishes,
If he will recognize his own possibilities,
And no powers or principalities or
monopolies can stop him or hinder his
progress ifhe determines to go ahead,
Therefore, let each one of us think
largely, live wisely, work justly, and win
And let us not limit our achievements
by narrow Ideals or parsimonious rules
Days for "Missing Boys"
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By WINIFRED BLACK
"The season for missing boys has be
gun. Every day worried parents are
asking the police to help hunt up young
sters who have developed the wander
lust." So caya a paragraph In the news
papsr. I'm not a lltle boy or a little girl either,
but I do wish somebody would out a few
of the sweet strings that bind mo to home
nnd duty fur a few days and let me go
Dont Bids Them With a Velli Bemovs
Thsm With the Otiilno Prescription.
This prescription for t.he removal of
freckles was written by a prominent
physician and Is usually so successful In
removing freckles and giving a clear,
beautiful complexion that it Is sold by
The Beaton Drug Co., also any of Sher
man & McConqell Drug Co.'s stores un
der an absolute guarantee to refund the
money if it falls.
Don't hide your freckles under a veil;
get on ounco of othlne and remove them
Even the first few applications should
show a wonderful Improvement, some if
the lighter freckles vanishing entirely.
Be sure to ask the druggist for the
double strength othlne; it Is this that li
sou oa ilia .money-back guarantfiA
a-wandering. We know where we'd go,
don't we, llitle boy with tho sea-gray
First, we'd follow the dog. Just let
him loose from his long chain that holds
him there In the Utile garden, a terror
tp belated 'milk
men and to early
delivery boy, and
he would lead.
Trust him; he
wouldn't go far
wrong. Would you,
old fuss y-top?
Look how his am
ber eyes sparkle
when we speak
of running away.
Poor fellow, I wish
you could. Where
would you go first?
Let's try it and
Oh dear, to the bone mjne. Tour own
particular mine, where all your buried
treasures He and then to the shade of
the peach tree to lie and gnaw why you
are a disappointment. Raffles a dis
tinct disappointment you don't want to
rove at all. You are like my friend, the
banker, aren't you 7 He never gets time
to leave his bone mine I mean his bank
even to go fishing for a couple of days,
for fear some one will find the mine I
mean tho bank and run away with
some of his lovely bones, I mean his
check books and things,
Poor fellow! Aud yet sometime be
On tbo left an afternoon dress composed of a
small, loose coat of "orange" velvetlno and of a
skirt of pale gray silk cloth.
Tho coat is cut kimono style, fastened on the
side by a hook. A broad shawl collar is faced with
gray Bilk cloth and the cuffs, which finish tho
Bleevea, are also lined with gray silk cloth. There
is a pocket on each side.
A small blouse of white net shows niching at tho
neck and at the wrieta.
The akirt is a long tunic, crossed In the front
and caught up at the waist by largo gatherings
The left side of the tunic is caught up by a few
folds under the other. Tho underskirt is plain
On the right a small afternoon coat of "Havana"
taffeta. It Is gathered over an omplecement mak
ing points over the shouldoru and falllug rathor
low over the arms. Broad oponlngs make tho urm
holos, which are edged by a emull flat ruchlng
which hides the setting of a second Bleovo of Cliau
tllly lace, tightened at tho wrists by three ruchings
of taffeta, and finished by a high flouuco over tho
hand, The fulness of tho coat is caught up at tho
bottom, giving a curved offect and finishing in back
in a small tail and edged by a small flat niching.
A huge Jet hook faHtoiiB tho bottom.. Two small
revera of taffota and a broad collar of black Chan
tllly oompleto this coat.
tugs at his chains Just as you do, Baf
fles. I've seen him do it; and ho frets
and wishes he wero poor, Just for a
while, and could afford to be Idle.
Why doesn't he do it? For tho same
reason that you lie there Id the shade
this minute, Baffles, gunllng your old
moldy bones. He's built that way and
no man can change his form wherein ho
Is cast. No, no more than a dog can.
Bones for my friend, the banker; checks
and stocks and bonds and worries, and
plans and scnemes.
Get a stick, little boy. A willow one
If you can. Just the thing; how lithe
and swltchy it is. Where's your hat?
Stick It on the back of your head.
Hurrah I we're oft to the wide, wide
world. Just you and I, and the wind and
the sun and the flowering trees.
How green it is out here in the world.
How softly green the grass is. What's
that on the round 1)111 yonder, a haw
tree In full bloom? Why, I thought by
this time the only place you ever saw a
thing like that was in a picture In an art
store or on a curtain at movies. See
hQw round and smooth it looks from
here, the baw tree, and white 'as a new
fallen snow. Whiff! what a pure, sweet
breath of Eden.
Hark I Yes, that was a lark, Did you
know they could talk, Llttlo Boy? No,
I don't mean In, their language. I mean
In ours. I've heard them do It. Once I
went to see a staid man of science and
on his desk I saw on either side a cage,
and within each a meadow lark, for a
prisoner. Why does he cage the poor
things, I thought. The freest bird alive.
Sweet, sweet, where was your nest with
tho speckled eggs brown speckled broth
ers of the field division? What! One of
them opened his mouth, leaned back his
speckled throat and fairly shouted, "I
wish I was in the land of cotton," and
I've never quite recovered from the
They can all talk, the meadow larks,
for they aren't larks at all, but stamlngs,
only they are very wild and they would
almost always die If you caged them and
tried to teach them.
Hark! There's a whole scattered family
of them up there in the hawthorn on the
round green hill. "Sweet, sweet; oh, life
Is sweet that's what they sing this time
of year, the meadow larks.
Hello, here's some velvet plant They
coll It "mullein" In the botanies. Hub
your cheeks with It, Little Boy, and they
will glow like u rose In bloom and it
you take a whole leaf of the velvet plant
to hod with you, and whisper very softly
what It Is you lovo boat, In tho human
heart, you will get that very thing whether
it is courage or gaiety, or loyal devotion,
or whatever. But you must not crush
the soft leaf, otherwise you will wake up
a coward or a hypocrite or a "down In
the mouth" that nobody loves, or what
ever Is Just the opposite of what you
We've cut and run, haven't we, Little
Boy? And we're out out In tho green,
green world, with the wind a-slnglng and
the flowors a-blowlng, A fig for the
banker and his bank. Who cares for
Ding, dong, dell! What a melancholy
sound. Look, it calls fromj the Uttle red
house at the foot of the round green hill.
Here they come, theo hlldrcn, for a few
Ding, dong, dell, again. Why, they
didn't have fulrly time to shout once,
when back they must go. A. Bab. See
The Man Can He Bhoot the Gun?
"Missing boys'" The wonder is that the
whole world of boys Isn't missing this
What Are the Real Wonders of the World
Today?' The Greatest of them Are the
Result of Treating the Mind as a Tool
and Not as a Joy. : : : ; ; : ;
By OABHKTT I HEKVI8B.
"I nm convinced," says on epistolary
friend, that tho Panama canal Is tho
greatest wondor of construction that the
world has even known and I don't see
how It Is over to be
the United States
shuuld carry out
Mr. Helkcr's Idea
of diverting ahd
controlling tho gulf
stream by means
of a glRantlo Jetty
thrown across tho
b a' n k s of New
foundland. But t
should like to know
whether you re
gard BUoh things
an n true mcasuro
of tho superiority
of modern times.
Couldn't you make a list of seven rnod
orn wonders that would better roprosent
'the real progress of mankind?"
' Of course, I can make such a list, and
so can anybody. Our great mechanical
triumphs are only a very limited ex
pression of the advance of humanity.
The greatest tilings that we have done
nro In tho application of pure Intelligence
to the solution nf problems presented by
the visible and tangible world around us.
The ancients were as good metaphysi
cians as wo are, but our chief glory con
sists In getting out of mctaphlslcal mists,
and using tho Intelloct as a tool Instead
of as a toy. Plato was a steam engine
without a connecting rod. But we are
not satisfied with seeing puffs of vapor
driven out by a piston! we want to move
something with our steam.
If I were going to offer a list of seven
modern wonders, foncelved In this sense,
of tho application of the mind to some
thing outside itself, I should wish first
to define the term "modern" and I would
mnko It Include tho three centuries that
have elapsed since the days of Galileo.
Tho world has&iever gone backward
since his tlmaJfic was the first great
experimental philosopher, and when he
dropped a ten-pound and a one-pound
cannon ball from the leaning Tower of
Pisa, and proved, by ocular demonstra
tion, that they took the some time to fall
to the 'bottom, he overthrew forever the
ancient method of drawing blind Infer
ences about tho physical world out of the
mind, Instead of using the senses as a
test and tho Intelligence as a guide and
Bo, I should head the list of seven mod
crn wonders with the discovery of the
Law of Gravitation, whjch Galileo began
experimentally, and Newton completed
To that law although we do not yet
know what gravitation Is In Its essence
wo owe not only our accurate knowledge
of the universe, but many of our great
est engineering triumphs.
Second on the list, in the order of time,
might stand the Invention of the tele
scope, which, as a means of researoVi,
must also be credited to Galileo, who
worked entirely in the modern spirit of
using the mind as a means and not as
an end In the exploration of the material
world. By the Invention of the tele
scope, and Its corollary, the microscope,
modern man enabled himself to penetrate,
at the same time, the mysteries of llllmlt-
ablo space and the secrets of the realm
of tho Infinitely Uttle. What the results
have beon everybody knows. We can now
deal with millions of suns on one hand
and billions of microbes on the other.
Third, let us place tho development of
the science of chemistry, which has
taught us so muoh about the constitu
tion of matter, and which, soma think,
may yet roveal the secret of life Itself.
To review only a small part of what
chemistry has aohloved would, In itself,
require a. long article. There Is hardly
any part of human life and activity in
which It does not play Its rote. But
there aro certain things that have
grown out of chemical experimentation
which aro, perhaps, worthy to stand by
themselves In our list.
Among these I would put, as the
fourth wonder, photography. Beginning
as a means of obtaining pictures of the
human face, more accurate In their de
tails than the hand could draw, photog
raphy has now become a means of dis
covering things Invisible to the eye,
both upon the earth and in the heavens,
rrhe greatest astronomical discoveries
Of recent years have been effeoted by
photography. By using the X-ray, and
by selecting oertaln chosen waves of
light, we can picture, by photography,
things hidden behind barriers Impene
trable to ordinary vision, and things on
distant bodies In space which are veiled
from tho eye by the confusing effects
of too many kinds of light.
Fifth, I would put the Invention of the
spectroscope, an instrument whloh ena
bles us to analyxe light and to use it as
a means of Investigating the nature of
substances and bodies, not only upon
the earth, but also In the sky. To the
spectroscope we owe our knowledge of
the constitution of the sun and the
Sixth comes tho use of electricity, in
telegraphy and in the production of
light, and the tranference of power. These
things are so recent that overybody
knows all about them, or, 'at least, knows
what their nature Is.
Seventh, the establishment of the law
of evolution. Tho Idea of some such law
was dimly present In the minds of soma
ancient philosophers, but, after their
manner, they never thought of testing It
by close observation of nature Most of
them used their minds w)th about as
much practical effect as a rnlller would
use his mill if he merely set the whoels
turning, grinding only air out of it.
Darwin sot mental milestones at work
upon facts, ascertained by actual ob
servation, and tho result was a wonder
ful grist of knowledge which has trans
formed every department to sclsnca.
You will see, of course, that this Is but
an Imperfect list Of modern scientific
wonders, but it covers many of the
principal things, and, best of all. It
promises others, and perhaps greater,
triumphs to come.
Cerise Still Smart.
Cherry and pale heliotrope may not ot
first blueh seem to bo a very harmonious
mixture, but for evening wear It Is en
tirely successful. The gown Is a clinging
one of palest heliotrope nlnon and the
one-sided panler, continued to form fialf
the bodice on the other side, Is In cherry
colored chiffon dotted over with diamante.
The beauty of this, combination secured
for It much admiration; worn as It was
by a tall, good looking and graceful, dark
MOST SICKNESS GOMES FROM
WEAK, INACTIVE KIDNEYS
Kccent Jtoports Show Hundreds
Suffer With Kidney Troubles
and Don't Know It,
There ore scores of nervous, tired, run
down people throughout the city suffer
ing with pains Jn the back and sides,
dizzy spells, weaknesses of the bladder
(frequently causing annoyance at night),
who fall to realize the seriousness of
their troubles until such conditions as
chronla rheumatism, bladder troubles,
dropsy, diabetes or even Brlght's disease
All this Is due to weak, Inactive kld-
ntys, The kidneys are the fllterers of
the blood, and no one can be well and
healthy unless the kidneys work properly
It Is even moro Important than that the
bowels move regularly.
If you suffer with such symptoms don't
neglect yourself another day and run the
risk of serious complications. Secur an
original package of the. new dlscovory,
Croxone. which coats but a trifle, and
commence its use at once. When yo't
hove taken a few doses, you wU be x
prised how differently you will fee!.
Croxone cures the worst cases of kid
ney, bladder trouble, and rheumatism, be
cause It removes the cause. It cleans out
the kidneys, and mokes them filter out all
the poisonous waste matter and uric acid,
that lodge In the joints and muscles,
causing rheumatism; soothes and h-jal
the bladder, and quickly relieves you of
all your misery.
You will find Croxone different from
all other remedies. It matters not how
old you are or how long you have suf
fered, it Is so prepared that It Is practi
cally -Impossible to take It into the hu
man system without results.
An original package of Croxone costs
but a trifle, and all druggists are author
lied to return the purchase price It It
falls to give the desired results the very
first time you use it,