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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1913)
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Bf "WILLIAM F. KIIUC.
A woman la easy to understand;
This Is the secret, second-hand:
.-When you pat -her on the cheek .
With your e.nvelopo oachvreok, ?
Saying, "Here's tho money, dear," , .
An youpiaca uor
When she show'ru you with caresses,
Planning on new ha'ta and dresses
,WJiea,Bhe calls you
..Though you know you have va poa, -She's
When she meets you at the door
' la the morn at three or four.
Trying with small fists to hit you,
Threatening to pack and; qultyo)
'Clear across, tho room 'at .you,
When aha swlhcs-and 'fibt in Vflln -
Witif your -tfey..wMUif1"e ;'
- Bhe's out
- A .woman is. easy
Ity "WINNIPItED BLAtilt
I nad 'a. brilliant tory by a, brilliant
wrltM the tother day. I!4 yovr happw to
, h 7 A WOMAN NEXT DOOR-; , , I
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, rtTad Mi too?
's 1iVYaabut a woman who lived down
;V behind th,e
tyaeks," in a
-pounlJCj Ctorftu She
. ; VTB.B a woinn who
' flaunted tMa-streots
In .ft EPaoua hat
gowna, She wor
- bangl brtceleu
that 'Jingled and
iparkla. and. high-heeled-Bllpper?
. i ed" stocklnsa. and
tho row BTlnned
nho posted, and
. nudged each other,
r and tho women
' looked tho . other
.--way and pretended s
they didn't eytry see her.
' Ono day tho woman from "behind tho
?, traek,,v bought, a htw9 uptown and
moved Into U- neat, pretty llttlo houee,
with a garden and trees, .nd ahe dug In
'' the flower beds and watered tho lawn
and"pttf. out, hanslSar bajketi, and eh
, went'ld-WrSet In a little cheeked slnar
" ham, ondhoj-'looued wistfully over tho
. fence whenupe neighbor went by, lut
nobody erer Fko to her at all.
One night a baby waa taken lck. in
ih. n.itrhhnrhnnd- and tha. woman from
"behind ihe-Hra'kaMl iivM lW"itlfe . Th J
' next day ahc artood out on her porcn ana
w4tedvto eeeVfte bby rooiuer 'go by.
' And'UM baby's "mother went by hd did
not e the woman from "behind tho
.tracW at all. nd the wproan from ,bo
hlnd the tracks" went and sold her llttlo
. new. house and tho garden and all, and
went back "behind th Uabke" tb Uvo
and all (he people In the village ' pursed
their llp arid a?d, '-She's gone back
lUey alwara do."
Oood atory, wasn't It, and a good !ap
H ins narrow-minded little mother, who
wouldn't' maae rnencs with tho woman
whfr h'al ave1 baby's 'life?
Wnod a few such slaps aa that. w
omenj -and yet .
I wonder what the woman from "be
hind tho tracke" expected when he
bought the pretty llttlo hoaeo and tho
garden, and. went to live among decent
Pid h think they would get Out the
band and meet ,her at tho doorsteps, or
You' choose your friends because you
tlko them, and like their kind not bo
;ause'mbody'' else thinks you ought to
' If tho woman .from "behind tho tracks"
bad come to the village from somewhere
iIm e.nd nobody knew a thing about her,
lo you think the neighbor women would
sav uked her anyhow I don't
She wain't thtlr Wndi never was, never
eouldybi. She belonged to a different
World, and every time sbe turned her
ov&fblcnded. head and every time she
opened her fcood humored, too easily
pleaded mouth, and every time ehe
laughed her rather coarse laugh, she
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her Greek god,
of sorts. . ; x
would have, told what oho was, and .no
woman of any fineness of perception
could have beet mistaken In her for a
No, I jlon't mean .what she bad been.
That ls.nt Wha would concern a kindly
woman who was" trying to aeclde whether
she wanted her for a neighbor or not. I
mean what she is, A gingham, dress
doesn't change the heat of at woman's
heart; a garden boo doesn't turn her frOm
a coarse, easy-going, blunthearted, person
to a gentle, delicate, lovely woman, does
ItT I don't believe It.
Once I had a maid a strange, silent,
stubborn girl with -blue ayes, so hard
that- they were like flint 6he had a
strange measured walk, and a strange.
controlled voice, and she always acted as
if the thoiight some on was watching
On day I saw her a blue print dress,
of peculiar out and shade, and Iknew
she1 was a reformatory girt. I'd -seen her
before, at the reformatory. , A
X didn't say a word. I treated her x
actly nu I had always treated her, but
one day she was gone, and she left a
letter for me. In It she said many
things. One of them was this; "Ton
know me; don't youT I believe you do. I
thought I could be different, but I can't
Tou've been good to me, but I ain't happy
here. I ain't comfortable, so I'm going,"
.and gone sho was, bock to the peopjo
with, whom she was- "comfortable," poor
thing. Duck to the people who' were like
her, and who had her ways and her point
of view. I was sorry, but I didn't go
after her or try In any way to reach her.
Perhaps I should have I've often won
'dorud and -yst there were the children.
Would it hare; been exactly safe?
Selfish jrotsCUng my children at tho
expense of p. poor thing who was tryjng
to make bersolf over.
Perhaps; but those children are mine.
They are my business. It Is my affair to
keep them safe as long as. I can. My own
doorstep I must keep olean. and then it
I have time and-strength I may help .my
neighbor ahout tier's, That's the way It
looks to roe. I wonder If I am right or
The poor thing from "behind the
tracks" didn't belong in the neat little
trt up town. 8he was no more In place
with her loud laugh and her bleached
hair than the timid little woman .who
lived beside her would be in place In Ihe
ranks of a marching army. I don't blame
th neighbor women for looking the other
way. Honestly, now, I dpn't
And the high-heeled, expensive slipper
and the openworked stocking and the
gorgeous hat and flashing rlnga-he had
all these thing while UU1 neighbor
turned her blue cashmere and trlmmetj It
with black velvet one year and ' with
cream colored lace the next, trying to
mako herself look pretty to the one man
lw loved. How could t'he. poor thing
from "behind the tracks" think she would
never have to pay for ail that?
After all, though, It Un'S.what you used
to be tha touut. it Isn't what yon
would like to be, either; but what you
really are, and no change. In dres or in
homing or any thing else Will chance
that I wish It would. How pitifully I
wish it would.
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THE BEE: OMAIIA, SATURDAY, JULY
Copyright. iiX IntornattonalNews Service.
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In Paris extremes of costume are seen more. frequently than they are here. These three were cpapped" by n foreign correspondent for the
llearst nowpapers recently. When our fashion expert was asked to' describe them she immediately complained of feeling -faint and went borne.
Therefore any of our women renders who feel "freakish." will have to solve these fashion puzzles for themselves,
& Effect of Light on Plant Growth
By EDO Alt LUCIEfi LAIUU.V.
"What power, If any, ho light arti
ficial or natural, on the forced growth
of vegetation, compared with heat, arti
ficial or natural?"
This question open up "a rare field for
Doth heat and tight are required foi
Plant development Which has the grentui
jforce is difficult to decide, fbut a plant
would live longer In total darknes wjth.
! out heat than In cold absolute,- but In
The problem of white light shining on
plants Is a very ancient one; but the dls
1 perslon Of white, sun or electric arc light
' Into a long spectrum, where the coiv
stltuent colors are separated out and then
allowed successively to fall on plants, l.
.modern, of great Interest and by no
means yet fully understood.
Suppose that we have plant that car.
jrcove, not fixed by roots. Thus, wliut
ever bacteria are, whether Plants or anl
mala, they are perhaps more nearly re
lated to the vegetable than to the animal
kingdom. And this point Is not clearly
determined; the line of division Is so ir
regular that It Is not fully located,
Some bacteria ore very active ana
others comparatively stilt Somo havt
cilia delicate, halrllke appendages arfc
these enable them to move. The micro
scopic , objects move and live and havt
their being in a drop of water.
Place a drop on a thin glass plate, lay
another plate on this, flatten tt)e drop,
put the glasses under a high-power
microscope and view all In range ot
U!on with white light direct from sun or
arc. All will be normal, Now place a
rrlsm between sun or oro In the beam
of light, separate it Into a long band ov
colors and allow these to fall on tb
rltyful of moving inhabitants. Some Wilt
not change, but they are mostly white.
Others contain a purpl coloring matter
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Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
These react to light, absorb carbonlo aco
gas and emit oxygon.
Placed In tho darkness this process
stops'. Cut off light from the drop, admit
a tiny ray, then the bacterlawlll leave
tho darkness and cluster In the light
Out they have no eyes, nerves or organs.
Behold tht mystery. They become
aware of the existence of the light by
means unknown ta science. The wonder
I this: I light a chemical? Cut oft
the lighted area and they all swim away.
This all In while light. Now turn on
the spectrum- At once there 1 a hurry
Ing toward the bright red; they do not
atop, they enter dull red. No rest there;
they pass beyond and congregate In the
infra-red in a region of radiant energy
Invisible to tho human eye.
But great numbers collect In the, yet
low.orange part of the band of color.
Few go to green and blue, and none to
violet or beyond.
Careful research showed that in those
beyond the red more carbon was stored
and oxygen liberated than In those In
the orange-yellow. Beyond the red, then,
enorgy wBfves invisible to human eye
can be "seen," or sensed, or utilised, by
tneafl bacteria. But u tra-vlolet waves.
also Invisible to humohs, make Imprint
on snver molecules, and thu photograph,
uworopnyji is tnexgreen coloring mat'
ibt.ui piartu. run is aciea upon In a
remarkable manner by light energy
stimulated into greater production and
liberation of oxygen. But cell In the,
larger , Wants all liberate oxygen; there
fore, in these bacteria udder the micro
cope the observer peers into nature'
No clue a tq what life 1. however.
has been detected. But since nature
dbe not break up light into these gor
geous color ot tho spectrum, but use
White light, the growth of Plant appear
to depend mainly on energy waves that
we caniioj see.
By I1KATIUCE FAIRFAX
The hour: Nine in tho evening. The dayt
The Fourth of July. The, year:. That, is
Immaterial, . since the story tPd $Bt
night is always young. ' "' - .
The personnel! A young roan of t and
a girl ot .
The scone i A secluded corner of fc-poroo.
step. .Around this young man and woman
were other young men and women who
wero showing their patriqtlsm with fire
crackers, torpedoes, sprockets and other
Illuminating and noisy means; The lat
skyrocket h'nd proved a fUsla and there
was some delay In starting another. Un
der tho cover ot the darkness, and un
heard by the others In ther merriment,
the young man wWPr- ,ln t!if9 sirt'
ear, "I lQyj.ypu.".'end she replied, "And
I love you."
It was their first- avowal ot effeaMon,
.and some years later, the gtrU ho had.
becorno a matron, sighed and ,bmjJi"Tou
I know. I, Ip-t my$ independence,, .In-
, Every, one Who loves and t loves); Idscn
ainensure 'of InMpendenco, aS, this
woman wag suehtjat clinging .helpless
creature, that She lost all sh had Per
haps that, was .because she heard her
llttlo love etorV on a day, when girls
were taught that to be happy sweet
hearts and wives they must W lema
suffering and submissive.
She made no reservation of her af
fection, and their courtship proti a
stormy one, lie flirted, there wot soil
ness, heat anger, love, Indifference, lrt
patlenoe, cruelty or klndnesa prsonlhe&
a the mood suited him. .Through ever)
Ohange in him she remained the same par
tlent, grateful, loving girl, always with,
arms outstretched to welcome him wH
ho deigned to turn her way,
She .put herself, beneath hi Wet ltftr
excessive humility, and after .ther wiVa
married he saw to it thai she rematriea
there. She had put her own prlcemetrk
on herself. We all dot He looked at the
raws, ana smw mi it rosomniosAtnet .tag
public opinion Jul many Mntttriee.age
Naturally, -througV all - their- narried
life he'treated Aer'as If she were a 'worm.
There is an independence ot nsttetM.
and an independence of individuate, s
the former depends on the later. .$,
nation is free f Itet cltlsen are beujv.
The men are Independent and free. Tile
Women are gradually achieving an, 'In
dependence thai U give them every
right enjoyed by the men.
It I a great ihlng, but not enough, t
want an Independence for every girt who
love, and which eh, and she alone,
1 want her to hold her little head and
heart high nd jrjvj,hr love and JlSe
to no man who will treat them lightly.
I want her, .wheht Vhe' says oy
you," to add. ."but mV'Urpfteir. my
usefulness, my weil-bethg, do n&t 'do.
pond on 'becoming the Wife 'of anf 'meu.-
Then he will Jovn horv .pnepUU ie
and want her all the more - .., i.
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX
Yon Are is ZToalUh Boy.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been pay
ing attention to . ujy th hom
not In love, hut I think she love me.!
she always wants mo to call on her. Shi
Is CO ywtre cf g, at ; , & Bt1t ,
worth HO.000. Do vou think It Is rtghl
for me to coll regularly and see her?
If .you .have any .lf-respec utt you
will never call egalm If the woman liked
you as a son, and you regarded her as.
you would a friend of' your mother, your
Intercourse would be mutually pleasant
and profitable. But the manned In which
you speak of her proves this Js'notthe
Op to work with your hands and brain
to make your own fortune, and wheriyou
talk of love let It be in connection vth
a girl suitable to be your wife.
Quit Telling; Her. f
Dear 74lss' Falrtaxl I am S3 yeewl.oM
and have had an acquaintance wl$s
girl of 08 years for the last nine months.
I am deeply In love with her. but. scma
how, she does not seem to appreciate the
same,' Now, what I would ilke to knew
t there any way I could bring hen to
understand the true feeling I nave,' for
her? ' o.;v
Vou have given her nine months devo
tion that, she doesn't seem to appreciate.
'the story ot your love sm to have
become old and stale. Quit telling jt
Awaken her Interest by giving .her pes
eason to doubt yt
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