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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAT 12, 1913.
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By DOROTHY MX
One ot the most interesting find slg
l: If leant phases of the evolution ot woman
Is thnt she Is censlns to weep, 1 don't
fcnow how science explains It, hut It Is
. te'.f-evldent fact
that every observ
ing person must
have noted that
ns women havo
their tear ducts
1 arc dried t:i.
Time was , and
1 t so IfipB H-
vhen the very
turn of the fern
Inlnt sex. was s'yn
ononious with cry
lhg. It was wo
destiny to . weep,
Just as It waa
man's to work,
and she did what
her by fitting down and howling when-
ever she came Against any of the hard '
propositions of life. j
The modern woman h.is chanced all of !
that You hardly ever see a woman weep I
now. There are God help us Just as!
many thing to wring a woman's heart
today, and Just ns many causes for tearl
s there ever worr, but If she weeps, sho
weeps In private. It Is nlmost as un
usual and startling now to sco a woman
Hive way publicly to emotion an It Is to
see a n:un do so. and I can think of
no other one thing that so emphatically
marks the progres of my sex.
"It measures all the distance between
bystcrla and reason. It marks the im
measurable difference between the spoilt
child crying Impotcntly for forbidden
streets, and the stinng adult who takes
what life gives with unfaltering bravery
"It seciils likely that women always
overvalued tho effectiveness of tears,
Hhyway. Team wore supposed to always
bo an unanswerable argument so far as
men wrre concerned. Unfortunately, few
women can wteo, effectively. In poetry
n pearly drop, that makes a blue eyu
look like a violet drowned In dew, Bathers
lowly nnd rolls gently down tho ala
baster check, and tho man goes down
before It. In everyday life the woman
who weeps gets red-eyed, her noso
ttwells and she looks purplo and apo
plectic, and the man gets up, and Hlams
the do6r bohnd Jilm, and goes downtown
until thn water snout Is over. In these
prpsalo nnd common-sense day weepln?
lias pfayed out ns a fascination, and
tears ari a failure. No man wants to
bo salted down, in brine as If he were a
"The trouble with women's tear In
the rust has been that they wept too
much, and In the wrong way. A tear as
n tear Is as Ineffective as any other
drop. of, alt water, yet people mako the
mistake of reverencing It as If weeping
over a thing was going to perform somo
kind of e. miracle.
You might weep over a starving family
until you shed an ocean of tears,, yet
it wouldn't keep them from perishing of
liunger It M only when you begin to
fb with your pocketbook that you do
any good. Jt Un't the people who como
to weep with us when we nro unfortunate
nnd poor und downcast who help us. It
11 hosc who have learned to sympathize
w th their bank book nnd personul Inter
s' t nnd assistance.
XbthlnK else on enith is so plentiful
P d ch.ap and utclcss as tears, but Until
they ao backed up with good deeds and
rroncy r.obody has a right to attempt to
M stain a reputation for charity on the,m.
I'.cnty of peopo dcs I havo seen women
lt Up :n a fashionable church and sniffle
into a point lace hankershlef all through
BACKACHE A WARNING
All SHOULD HEED
It Ih Oho .of tho First Hlitns or Kid,
. rey Troubles, If Ncglixtcd,
No one can be well and healthy unless
the kidneys work property nnd keep thn
blood pure. When they become, clogged
up and inactive, nature has a way of
Backache Is one of the first symptoms.
you may also be troubled with disagree
able, 'annoying bladder disorders; havo
attacks of lumbago or rheumatism, be
come nervous,' tired, and feel all worn
out, puffy swellings show under the eyea
or in the feet and ankles; and many oth
cr symptoms are noticed. If they are
neglected, dropsy, diabetes, or Brlght's
d'eease, which so often prove fatal, may
It 1 not only dangerous, but needless
for you to suffer and endure the tor
U'res of these troubles, for the new dis
covery. Croxone, quickly and surely ends
a I such m-'fery-
There Is no more' effective remedy
known for the prompt cure of all such
troubles than this -new scientlfio prepara
tion, because it removes the caust. It
soaks right Into the kidneys, through the
walls and linings; cleans out the clog
fed up pores; neutralizes and dissolves
the poisonous uric acid and waste matter
that lodge In the Joints and muscles and
cause those terrible rheumatic pains, and
makec the kidneys filter and sift the
poison out pf the blood and drive It
irom tne system.
You will find Croxone different from all
other remedies. It is o prepared that It
Is practically Impossible to take It Into
the human system without results.
An original package of Croxone costs
but a trifle, and all druggists are author
ised to personally return the purchase
puce If Croxone should fall in a single
cre Three doses a day for a few days
is often all that Is ever nredari In rnr.
tre worst backache, relieve rheumatic
pains, or overcomn urinary disorders.
Woman is Ceas
ing to Weep
That No Man
Wants to be
Salted Down in
Brine as if He
Were a Dried
n charity sermon and then drop a
plugged nickel Into the contribution plato.
Then there's poverty, if nil the tears
women have shed over being poor hud
been brought to nccount it would mako"
a water power that would turn the
wheols ot the machinery of the world
And It's all been waited. Tear toll back
no vanished dollars. Nobody ever heard
of a woman lamenting horfclf Into a for
tuno, yet they go making themselves
perfect Nlobns over their split milk.
I had a frlerid onco whojrut her monoy
and who thereafter dld'n'othlng but weep.
"What shnll I do?" sue demanded. "1
a?-all starve." "If you would .put. In as
much time and energy moppln a floor
ai you do mopping your eyes, you could
rrakc a fortune a? a charwoman."' I an
swered, brutally. She never forgave me.
People never do when you tell them tho
truth, but It Is a f.lc,t. nevertheless, thnt.
the only tears that ran conjure back
prosperity are thn tera wn weep with
our hands nt somo good, honest labor.
Hometlmes I nmuso myself, by specu
lating on what nn Imprt vcrnunt, It would
bo If mothers wept less over' their way
ward children and spanked more.
Sentimentalists have embalmed a moth
er's tears In sons nnd story, and made
them sacred, but I tell you the tears a
mother sheds over an Ill-raised son or
daughter are shameful. There should be
no cause for them, and there would be
no cause for them, once In n million
limes, If she had done her duty. Weep
with strict nuthnrttv, mothers; sob with
a wise up-brlnglng wlillo your children
are Utile, nnd whon they are grown you
will not have to shed salt and bitter
tears over sons and daughters who have
brought disgrace upon you.
It has 'also appeared to me that women
havo wasted qulto an unnecessary
amount of tears on their husbands. For
n thousand generations wives have clung
to the theory that n man could be wept
Into all the virtues of tho beatitude.
When a woman had n drunken husband
she opened the door for him In the early
hours ot the morning, and bedewed htm
with her tears. When .sho had a brutal
one, she wept whon he mistreated her, '
but she forgave him and lot him Ko on
doing It Men don't weep any' over
women. They make their wives behave
themselves, or elso they haul them up
before thn divorce court, nnd that's why
the peroentago ot good conduct Is so
largely In favor ' of the fair sex, and
women might well copy their example.
Any way you look at It, it Is a hopeful
sign women havo abandoned 'doing the
baby act. It was always weak" and use
less. We own It to tho world to give it
smiles and sunshine, not showors, nnd
wo best do our part In It when we meet
the misfortunes of life with that bravo
attitude that nothing can daunt
By LA RACONTEUSE.
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It is covered by a tunlo of net mbroid
ered with sliver.
Tho bodlee, opirned In a broad V"
effect In front and bark. Th whurt
sleeves are finished by nn "cf fll tf
white beads. A draped girdle of white
net makes u huge bow In front nuii la
fastened In back by a bunch or orchids.
The skirt which Is tightened at the
bottom by a seam whleh causes the full
ness and gives the train the whupe of a
By LILLIAN LAUFERTV.
"Do you know the English divorce
law? It provides that only In cuses ot
statutory offence, with the added plea
ot extreme cruelty and desertion, may u
wife bo granted freedom from her hus
band. The man may get his divorce for
one cause. But even when he Is tho of
fender, he still has control ot tho chil
dren, If children there are.
"Mrs. John Winters Brannan, daughter
of Charles A, Dana, vltnllzer of the New
York 8un, tho wife of Dr. Brannan ot
Bellevue hospital, and herself a worker
in the cause ot great progress, even as
aro these great muscullne personalities
with which sho is associated, gave me
these vital statistics on human injustice
a few oveiflngs ago.
"When human beings aro brought face
to face with Injustlco they revolt-yes.
Inevitably they revoltl Do you know
that whenever I cite those facts of the
English divorce law the tnosl indignant
cHtlcs ot tho militant movement come
to some understanding of the causes back
Uy GARRETT P. SERV1SS.
The necessity of concentration can
never bo too much Insisted upon. All
kinds ot iMccess in this world depend
upon It. Young people who think that
genius or 1 u o k
will carry them
through make a
Genius and what is
o u 1 o A luck are
tion means nay
best be illustrated
Lincoln was a boy
he used to listen to
thn talk of his eld
ers. Out In that
coun'r;' v?hero he
lived everybody talked politics. Young
Abraham did not know much about
pol'tlca then, but he saw that the men
who did know got ahead In the world,
somehow, and ho determined to under
stand such things for himself.
Accordingly, he listened Intently every
time ho heard a political discussion. At
first be understood very, little, but" he
only listened the harder, and thought and
thqught over what tie had heard. After a
While he began to understand. Thin the
put his mind so closely to work, upon the
subjects discussed by the debaters that
ho waa able not only to sea what they
were driving at. but to criticise their
methods of explaining their thoughts.
He saw that a large part of the dif
ficulty that he had experienced In follow
ing thorn arosp from the fact that they
neither saw clearly what they wished to.
say, nor expressed it in clear language.
He got hold of the general Idea ot a
speaker, and then went off by himself
and labored over It in his ,ov.'n mind,
putting'lt in more expressive words, and
reshaping it In a more logical form, until
It became as clear as crystal. Finally,
ha surprised his elders by stating their
ideas better than they could state them
Now, that was concentration, and Lin
coln practised It until it became thn set
tled habit ot his mind. t made him
president of the United States and thn
clear-headed leader of his country in the
most threatening crisis that It ever
There was once n little boy In the city
ot Utrecht, the Kon of a poor working
man, who determined to get an nlucatlon.
He showed so muoh earnestness in his
ambition that he attracted the attention
of good people, who got him admitted as
of the World :
SUFFRAGISTS OF WALES ON PARADE.
"And the calmness with which cultured
I Englishmen accent all this Injustice Is
one of the most startling thlnss about It
all! A very distinguished bishop was
asked his opinion. He said: 'Oh, well, 1
think a sensible wife would overlook her
"Any thlnlilnE being who was touched
by such an outrage as this would at onco
bteome Indignant. And righteous indig
nation leads to protest, to action.
"Great moral questions inspire tho
"Think of this tell all the women In
America to think of It, tool At the same
i tlmo the suffragists were getting three
I and six-month sentences for smashing
I windows, a man in Bristol was fined
' thirty shillings and given three weeks in
i prison for a most cruel wrong to a little
"And yet," said I, "there are luke-warm
suffragists; there are th'o 'Indlferents,'
and there are even tho antl-suffraglsts.
Can you explain all this divergence o'f
opinion to me?"
"The indlfferentsr Well, the slaves
In the south did' not want to be tree be
a free scholar in the University of Lou
vain. Whllethe scholars, who could pay
dd what was required of them In a half
hearted way, and spent aa. much time as
possible in Idle amusements, ho was not
content with tho lessons ot the day, but
borrowed books to study alone at night;
and, because he was too poor .to have
candles, he spent a part of each night
studying his books by tho light ot street
amps or lu -Illuminated church porches.
That, too, . vas concentration, and the
young scholar carried it so far that he
was made preceptor to the man who was
ft bo the great Emperor Charles V, "and
afterward ho was elected pope of Borne
under the famous unmo of Adrian VI.'
When Jqpics Ferguson was 7 or 8 years
eld the roof of his father's cottage' in
Fcotlunll fell In. ahd he saw his father
take a beam to pry up tho fallen roof.
Tho boy was astonished because.the beam
seemed to Rive his father the strength ot
a giant. He watched how it was used,
then experimented with sticks, and dis
covered, unaided, the mechanical prin
By DR. C. H. PARKIHJRST.
The question of a lawyer's right tj se
cure the acquittal of a defendant whom
he believes to be guilty is somewhat anti
quated, but ot so serious a character as
to keep recurring
no - matter how
.many times It has
been debated. Let
us suppose, simply
for the sake ot ar
gument and Illus
tration, that in the
cose now before
the court, Inspector
Sweeney is guilty
ot tho chargQ al
leged against him.
It he is guilty, his
counsel Is doubt
less aware of his
guilt. That being
rs the counsel be
comes -an ally of
itmln.il and the
xponent ot a falsehood.
The first thins to think of Is thn effect
n the counsel. No man can play with
fore the war they were timid about it.
People like their old way comfort and
conservatism are willing to be 'antls.'
And then, ot course self-Interest may
dictate an anti-suffrage policy.
"There lies the generally unrecognised
beauty of Mrs. Pankhurst's fight for the
suffrage. She has friends ot power; she
herself was prominent In the labor party;
through her own personal charm she
could obtain for hemelf .whatever she
asked. To her that seemed keenly un
just, when wome.n with, actual pressing
needs had no way of getting what they
must 'have. Her Indignation became
aroused against her own 'advantage.
"Do you know that Mrs. Papkhurst
might have had political advantages in
prison? She refused to take a single ex
emption from the rigors of the suffra
gists' sentence. 'I am the leader. If my
followers suffer, my share of the pain
should JUstly be greater.'
"And Mrs. Pankhurst, the great leader
In this world movement, Is a most ex
quisite feminine creature. Her- voice Is
enchanting. It has been called 'That
gentle, weary voice that makes Weat-
Some Eminent Examples of What Has
Been Accomplished by Devoting the Mind
to Careful Thought Along Right Lines.
ciple of the .lever.. But observing that
the long, end .of a levfcr had to be. moved
through an Inconveniently great distance
In order to produce a .slight movement of
the. weight to.be raised, he reasoned upon
the master.. so .closely that he; Invented
a wheel and axle to do more easily the
work of a Ion,g lever. Thus, by simple
concentration of mind, this boydlecov--ered
for himself a gre.&U mechanical
truth, which, t as he did not then know,
had occupied t the Inventive powers of
famous men fo.r centuries.
The hablt'of meptal concentration which
he established at so ear'y an age made
him afterward one of the most celebrated
and influential men'of his time.
These are concrete examples of con
centration. They could be multiplied a
thousandfold,' but let us glance at ' the
principle that underlies them. That prin
ciple Is simply close, undivided attention.
The thing that makes men failures Is dis
sipation of the mind. Don't let your at
tention wander; hold your mind firmly
upon the subject before it. Stick to it un
The Question of Attorney's Right to Secure the
Acquittal of Defendant Whom He Believes Guilty
the truth without becoming himself morej
or less of' a liar. After an effort that 1 1
once made to produce ati Impression, upon '
.a certain popular actress, she retorted .
upon me by saying that she had for so
many ' years played a false part on the ;
stage that she had lost the power to dls-;
criminate between what waa true and
what Is false. By pretending to bewhat
sh was not and by representing that to
be true which -she knew was false, the
foundations of moral discernment had be-1
come unsettled. j
Wha holds an actress must '
hold equally the members of any
other profession. Constraining; one's self
Into a changed mental or moral attitude
for the take of results is always demor
alising. It Is the same as it Is with an
editorial writer who prlpares republican
articles when he Is on a republican sheet,
and then when he has shifted to a papr
of the opposite complexion flavors his
productions with a democratic tincture.
A lawyer generally Is a strong man, but
if he Is strong enough and Invulnerable
i enough to handle tar without being
tarred, he la exceptional to the quality of
average humanity. But that is not quite
Another Noted Leader Explain
Why Militancy Is Necessary
"Every woman must feel a thrill of
freedom at this power to rebel. Women
once submitted no matter to what out
rage of their human rights."
"But should this 'freedom to, rebel tako
such active form should It not limit It
self to freedom of spirit?" I venture.
"Really that rests with the men. It
they will get freedom for us; If they will
help us to suffrage of the necessary sort;
if they will not trick and betray with
falie promises, we will dare to be
"Otherwise?" I asked.
"Otherwise we must fight to win over
all 'thinking women and the men, too, at
last. We must have solidarity of opinion
on this question, ns there Is a whole mas
culine opinion, on great nubjects.
"Men must not be Indifferent to this
movement. For or against, they must
ceo that it Is of great social moment
MRS. JOHN W. BKENNAN.
As students of tho race they must seo
what the freedom of tho mothers of tho
race means to tlio raco. Women aro
equal partners In. the. great business of
creating the" human race. Shall not these
partners have an equal uhance for
growth, advancement and fair treat
til you have got to the bottom of it.
Avoid darting from one thing to another,
leaving each half finished. If you are
learning to .pitch a base ball you keep at
It until, gradually, your hand and arm
appear to have acquired magical powers
over the ball. You can do the same thing
with your mind. You can make' It so ef
fective by concentration that you will
be able' to control events and turn them1
to your advantage.
The greatest thing that parents can do
for their children is to teach them con
centration of the mind ns soon as their
intelligence begins ' to' bud and 'that Is
very early. The mind of a child gener
ally takeB Its bent long before' the school
days begin. The proper education ,of
children begins" from tho cradle, and if it
were pursued as it 'ought to be the mental
force of mankind might be quadrupled
In a single generation.
And do not forget that back of concen
tration Is will-power. That Is the great
motive force, without which nothing will
go, and against which nothing can stand.
tho whole of the case. By seeking to
acquit of guilt a man whom he knows to
be guilty, he becomes an accomplice after
the act. Ho not only wrongs himself,
but at tho same time commits an assault
upon the community by throwing back
into its ranks, as an Innocent man, a
man who is not Innocent but a criminal.
He practically deceives the public by giv
ing to his client credential of moral
character which are undeserved. He does
what I should be doing If I gave to a
man, known by me to be dishonest, let
ters recommending him to any party de
siring a trustworthy employe. Of course,
the doctrine thus laid down does not in
terfere In any way with the right and
duty of defendant's counsel to protect
his client from any unjust treatment
that he receives at the hands ot the
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What WiUFolks Say
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX
The kingdom of childhood is peopled
with wicked elves, ghosts, ogres and hob
gobllno and we hide our heads under tho
bed covers nnd long to bo grown up that
wo may vanquish them, little knowing
thnt the land of grown-ups has a greater
It is tho tyranny of criticism, and its
name Is "What will folks say?"
"No," a girl says, "I am not going to
the party I want to go, but I would have ,
to wear my last season's dress, and whaH
would folks" sav? '
"We cannot afford to give that din
ner," a woman will frankly confess, "but
If I don't pay my social obligations what
will folks say?"
The sickness had been long, painful and
costly, and when nt last tho sufferer was
mercifully released the family realized
that the long siege had materially dimin
ished the bank account. Thcro wero doc
tors', druggists', undertaker's and nurses
bill to pay, leaving scant protection
against want "But wo must buy mourn
ing," the family declares, "for If wo
don't, what will folks say7"
A girl realizes that her lover has grown
cold Perhaps, down in her heart, she
also realizes that she Is not so fond ot
him, but sho refuses to glvo him up as
long as cajolery nnd tears will hold him.
"I doti't want any one to think I have
been Jilted," Bho says, "and If he stops
coming hero what will folks say?"
It Is this tyranny of criticism that Is
the hobgoblin of the grown-ups, as fear
ful and real as tho ghosts that clanked
their chntns about our beds in childhood.
We hide our- trembling heads under the r
covers. Just as wo did then, and lose all
sense of reason because of tho great ogre
we havo foolishly conjured to torment us.
Wo are not honest, we are not natural,
we aro distressingly self-consclouB, we
are not kind, we are cowardly hypocrites
in the presence of 'a hobgoblin that has
no real existence. "What will folks say?"
you plead In defense of foolishness. Did
you over realize that you are of tho
"folks" to whom you credit such powers
ot condemnation? And do you, as one
of the "folks," desplso and condemn tho
woman who wears an old garment be
cause she cannot afford a new? Do you v
look with an air of superiority at any
honesty that dares to bo honest? Don't
you really envy the spirit of tho woman
who can rise about all consciousness ot
You will reply thnt you don't condemn
such a person, but that others do And
in saying this, you declare you are better
than others. My dear, you are not. Wo
are all very much alike. No one who
is worth knowing puts tho outward show
above tho inward worth. If your friends
are more friendly when you aro a coward,
a hypocrite, and extravagant then they
are not the kind of friends worth having,
and It Is cheapening a very precious
word to call them so.
If you meet a woman you like, and
whom you would enjoy knowing better,
and hesitate to Invito that woman to
your house because hers is finer, then you
do not give her credit for being broad
minded, and are narrow gauged yoJrself.
It Is tho personality that counts; not its
background or adornment.
And unless you can show yourself so
strong, so broad, so big, that your test
question Is "Is It right?" and not "What
will folks say?" you aro no further ad
vanced mentally than the child that hides
Its head under tho covers at every un
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Most Decidedly Not.
Dear Miss Fairfax; I am a girl 20 years
old and am engaged to a young man,
and am to be married soon. I never
loved this young man, but be cares a
lot for me. I havo never shown him any
real affection. Now I havo met a young
man whom I love dearly and who recip
rocates my love. I know I have acted
wrong letting it run as far as thai, but
Is this a reason why I should yet be mar
ried to a man for whim I have not tho
least sympathy? MISERABLE.
You must tell the first man you cannot
marry him, and there must bo no delay.
If you married him, loving another, you
would do him an irreparable wrong. Ho
deserves better treatment than that.
She la Too Yonnjc,
Dear Miss Fairfax: I'm 19 years old and
I lovo a girl of 17 and every night 1 bo
to see her. A man across tho hall from
her Is always there, too. Is it right to
let him como i spoke to nor apout
and she said she loves only one and that
was me. u. li. li. a.
A girl of 17 should not bo permitted ,tho
privilege this girl enjoys. Sho should not
have one lover; it. Is doubly wrong for
her to have two.
You are only 19. For your own soko
as well as for hers, stop wasting your
time. Spend your evenings In some occu
pation that promises greater profit
Yon Sluat Refuse.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young
woman 19 years of age and have been
keeping company with a young man
three years my senior. Here of late my
mother Is saying things to discourage us.
Now that this has occurred, he told me
he would not call at my house, but would
not give me up. lie is willing to meet
me at the corner, which I do not like.
Under no circumstances must you meet
him at tho corner. Such meetings aro
bbund to be degenerating.
Your mother undoubtedly has good rea
sons for disapproval, and I Insist that you
give heed to them.
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