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THE BEE: 0MA1IA, MONDAY, JILY 21, 1913.
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"Am I Not a Boy? Yes, I Am Not!" SSL JttilKJa .te Drawn for The Bee by Nell Brinkley
The Ilonorablo Patterns for tho Comfy Affair.
Good for Athletic Stun
Plenty of Foot Room If You
Want to Tel! the Mold You're
"Npt at Home."
You Oan Do Your Morning
Beauty Exercise in It.
By Nell Brinkley.
I know plenty of lucky girls who do .their 'little
part of tho world'B work at home, as I do, away
from the glare and the courtesy-kHUng violence of
the big town. Almost all of thorn work In rigs
that are either very pretty or very ugly and pain
fully uncomfy, or very comfy nnd ugly. Not one
has one both pretty and comfy. Not one
has a little outfit that Is feminine yet boyish, pretty,
and glvea absolute leeway to young limbs and arms
and walsta that must bend over some sort of task.
So I, who bond-myHROkr- too--who , Hko to look
pretty, too .who need, oh much lo be comfy whllo
I scratch for a living and who envy little kids their
half-socka and sandals, their bare knees and necks
tnd heads, their rompers and lack of petti-skirts, I
laid away my sentimental Dtllys and Bettys, who
love one another oh, no desperately for one min
ute and "drawred" Pica of working clothes. Oh,
all kinds I made, I did. Those that were too pretty
were too fussy, too I shook my Scandinavian lock
and crumpled them up. Those that were too comfy
happened to bo either utterly Impractical or alto
gether too ugly for any girl to go any farther with.
So I ripped them up.
Then I fell back on what every girl finds Infinite
strange relief in till she's a grandmother my
mother. J called her into consultation and to
gether with my wild ideas and Insistence on beauty
and her genius for understanding the subtle ways
of a needle and thread and her smiling Common
sense, we evolved a thing of use and beauty and n
Jr.y forever. Seems to me moat any man who had
his rathers would like to see his sweetheart or his
busy house-bird of a mate in a work garb llko this
You Can Pick Up
Kroner Without Bending Your
Knees Which They Say is
Most Awfully Good for Yon.
rstherlhan in some of tho bibbed frights, tho tie
around kind that cut you In two, or that ancient
dishonored makeshift some women make do duty
all day long tho kimono. And don't you, know
men folks are everlasting preachers about their
women folks being comfy. This littlo work apron
certainly is that.
Hero aro facta: I am usually short on those.
That's mother's proof that' I am a girl. Turn your
Cheshire cat smiles away, Bettys and Billys, and
let mo tell how this honorable apron Is made. I've
made a faithful pattern from it spread out upon
the floor. The real labor ones, where I got good
and dirty ink on my nose, grime on my elbows,
grubby handB and all that aro made of blue and
pink fine checked zephyr gingham. Those that
are just a little mora company to loaf about tho
houso in these hot days are mndo of cotton, crepe
or anything pretty and washable that you like.
My Clover Little Mather,
Whoso Own Littlo Gowns Aro
Pretty and Sensible, Too.
Here is tho Apron I Work In.
Twenty-seven Inches wide, If you please, the goods
must bo; then thero need bo no piecing ,on the sides.
And twice twenty-seven inchea Is plenty of foot
room. Thero 1b a holo fof your head, very short
sleeves, and just the two seams down tho sides.
The back is as Innocent of fastening as tho front.
Nary n buttonhole or a hook and oyp. That ought
to plenso any cynic and nmko 'urn sit up and crow,
Just on a lino below tho hip bone thero aro two
belt strnps back and front, nnd through these goes
a belt a couple of inches wide, fastened with two
buttons. On tho humbler ones a bias fold and
stitching nbout the nock and arras and a deep hem
is all tho decoration thero is. On the niftiest ones
there is narrow lace in tho sleeves and neck and a
belt of a dlfforent color. Tho bolt fits closely, but'
doesn't pinch. That draws tho npron into folds.
Theso aro facts.
Now for tho beauty and tho joy of it. You
wouldn't believe how pretty It is on a girl. For it
falls Into every line of her body, gracefully and
modestly, too. It has the same stmplo attraction
that a little kid's clothes always have. There's tho
beauty of it simplicity, good lines and any lovely
color, and tho joys of it it goes ovor your head,
tho sleeves are a joke, the nock is low, it's as cool
an a Lady Constanco Richardson costume in this
warm town, comets with it are "taboo," it hasn't
even a sash around the waist; you can reach, and
catch, and throw a halt to your heart's desire. Under
it, if it pleases you, when there Is not going to bo
"people," thero are only stockings, chemisette and
knickers of China silk or thin muslin and sandals.
When there 1b to bo "people," n ono-plec slip has
to be addod on -underneath and slippers instead of
sandals, if you please.
Sounds like a dream, this littlo outfit, but fcqls
like a dream, too.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Says Real Culture is Not Mere Polish, But Something Deeper
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX
Perhaps there Is no word more fre
rjusntly misuued than tho world. cultur.
Wo often hear a woman spoken
of as highly cultured.
Hut In what does
her culture con
sist? She may speak
she niuy play sev
i-.he may be able
to talk understand
Ingly of the arts
and sciences; she
may know much of
the customs of
many lands, but
still sho may lack
If sho Is allow
ing tit! weeds of
ovll temper, evil
liens and uncharltableness to grow In her
nature, she la not cultured.
We speak of a piece of land being under
That always means that tho earth of
that land is carefully tilled, and that
ovary weed Is removed; every ugly thing
banished, and every beautiful and use
ful and valuable thing Is fertilized, dug
ubout, encouraged, and helped to grow.
f q It Is with the mnd.
t'nless ungracious and unlovely traits
are removed, and all thn virtues oultl.
vated, mere education which coraos from
books and travel and tho possession of
money can never make a cultured person-
What constitutes a cultivated pergonal,
ity? What la It that uplifts character
and beautifies conduct?
HOW ARE YOU FEEDING
Are you giving them nourishing
food food that will develop their
muscles, bones and flesh food that
is easily digested and cheap?
Ever thought about Spaghetti
Faust Spaghetti? Do you know that
A 10c package of Faust Spaghetti
contains as much nutrition as 4 lbs.
of beef? Your doctor will tell you It
does. And Faust Spaghetti costs one
tenth the price of meat. Doesn't that
tolve a big item in the high cost of
You probaly haven't served Faust
Spaghetti as often as you should be
cause you don't know how many dif
ferent ways It can be cooked write
for free recipe book today and you'll
be surprised at the big variety of
dishes you can make from this nu
tritious tood. In Sc and lo packages.
v Loulx, Mo.
The answer to both questions can be
found In the ndvlce Dudda gave hlspupla
600 years before Christ was bornt "Do
nothing to another that you would not
havn done to you," and by Christ's Im
proved rendition of the motto: "Do unto
others as you would ths,t they should do
to you." i
There is no higher phase of culture,
and there Is nothing which beautifies con
duct and character like the practical and
perpetual use of the golden rule In daily
The majority of people regard the keep
ing of the Ten Commandments aa a literal
fulfillment of that rule's obligations;, but
oiiii who comprehends Its entire meaning
realises that It applies to every trivial act
of dally life and necessitates culture as
well as morality.
The loud, Jarring voice, the uncontrolled
temper, the neglect of bodily cleanliness
and disregard of dress-all these things
break the golden rule, because they are
not what we would wish others to do;
therefore, we have no right to do them.
A "cultivated personality" Includes
cleanliness, neatness, a certain conforma
tion to the customs of the day, or of art,
in dress; a well modulated voice, an at'
tentlve manner In listening to others, .-
well polsod body, a direct and easy car
riage and walk, and a pleasant, agree,
able expression of countenance.
The haughty, disdainful and cold de
meanor is incompatible with culture,
really cultured, like the really great souls
of earth, are always affable and,Blmple
That quality which most uplifts and
beautifies character Is consideration of
others and obeyance of one's own high
The man who is considerate of his
ftllowmen pays his debts promptly, does
not endeavor to "beat" his neighbor In a
bargain, does not haggle over prices, and
Is tolerant of others' political and re
He la Jflnd and affectionate in his fam
ily, appreciative of his-wife and children,
and patient and thqughtful with those in
All these homely virtues "uplift and
beautify character." Without them the
most herolo and brilliant deeds cannot
make an admirable human being.
The woman who wlshts to possess a
"cultivated personality" and a beautiful
character must keep her engagements,
pay her social and financial obligations,
shun gossip and harsh criticism, suit her
dress and her amusements to her income,
keep her home orderly and attractive and
herself a pleasure to eye, ear and heart.
The path to character building Is a long
ope: there is no short cut.
It requires continual watchfulness, con
tlnual self-control, to travel that path.
But It is a way which grows more beau-
tlful, and the world seems more interest
ing and life sweeter each year as we ad-
Favorite Reoipes of Favorite Stage Stars
Only tho vulgarian, with an outward vane, when tho goal of a beautiful char
veneer of polish, "puts on airs," The ' acter Is our aim. '
Little Bobbie's Pa
By WILLIAM V. KIRK
We went visiting yesterday evening to
a house war they have a perfeot baby,
Pa dident want to go. beekau ht was
afrode the baby's mother wud be all the
time talking .about the perfect child, but
Ma coaxed him & me to gp with her,
as the peepul was old f rends of hers back
houm & hid jest moved east to Brooklyn.
Wen I first saw the husband Sc wife
I sed to myself what a hansum father
& mother, I bet the baby Is a peech. But
wen I saw the llttel feller I wm su-prUed,
he was the hoomtlest kid I ewer saw.
He waa a yeer oald & very big for his
age & he waa btlt strong St fine like
a prize flter, but his eers was too big St
he had a long strate noise that looked
like a excl&mashun point & his mouth
was strate acrost his face St he had
llttel gray eyes Ilk a plr.
Oh the deer llttel thing, sed Mr, he looks
Jest like his father, doant you think so
yureself. Mister Walsh?
Mister Walsh sed Yes, but he swal
lowed kind of hard wen he sed It Tine
baby, sed Pa. bllt from tho ground up,
sent he? But I think he looks moor
like his mother, sed Pa. Doant you think
so yureself. Missus Walsh? Yes, sed
Missus Walsh; sum of the nabors sed so.
Hut I notlsed she looked Jest as doubtful
as the baby's father about the baby
looking lke them. -
I doant think he looks like eether one
of you, I sd. you aro one of the finest
looking cuppels which I have evver met
& the baby his got a face (Ike comic
plcter, I sed. It Is all I can do to keep
from lafflng wen I look at him, I toald
Mister & Missus Walsh.
What is the nam of the deer llttel
thing? sed Ma, kind of quick. I cud see
that Ma ddent want me to talk any
moar & I reellsed that Inated of malklng
the baby's pa, ma feel happy I had
made them mid, so I went oaver St sat
down In a corner. I think a feller is
wise wen h has made a bad play to keep
still for awhile insted of trying to ex.
plain H St malk things worse.
Why, sed Missus Walsh, to tell you
the truth, we Invent given the llttel deer
a nalm at all yet I know that we ihud
select large, not overripe, tomatoes, und slice off tho top at great
enough depth to allow the Inside of tho tomato to bo scooped out thor
oughly. Drop ono wholo egg raw In each tomuto; then add a Bmall
slice of American cheese, butter tho size of a walnut, nnd as seasoning
popper, salt and puprlka. Now replace tho tops of tho tomatoes, fastening
firmly in place with toothpicks, nnd bake in a inodorato oven until the out
side skin crinkles. Serve on lectuco leaves.
MASHED POTATOES A IiA BARNES.
Even after milk and butter have been added to mashed potatoes, they
have not arrived at tb topnotch of their dellclousnesa. To make them as
good as possible, try this: Beat an egg until creamy, then pour it Into tho
potatoes and whip until flaky.
have nalmed hlin long ago, but I am
sure that he Is going to do such grate
things In this wurd that my husband &
J cant malk up our minds what to call
him. I wuddont like to nalm him Will
yum or Bobble or any silly nalm like
That nfUde roe kind of mad St I was
going to say that they ought to call the
baby "What Is It?" like that freak
Mister Barnum used to have, but I knew
better than to bn Impolite.
We were thinking that we wud call
him Xerxes, sed Missus Walsh. I thot
Xerxes was such a noabel sounding nalm.
Sc, of course, you remember the grate
r-erahun general that led neerly a mill,
yun soljers sggenst Greece.
Yes, I reemember, sed Pa, & the Greeks
rtldont do a thing to Xerxes, did they?
Oh no. If I was you I wuddent call yure
baby after a falsa alarm, Pa sed, Why
doant you call him Alexander the Oreat?
Maybe wo will, sed Mister & Missus
Walsh. What do you want to be called,
baby treshur darling?
Then the freak baby opened his mouth
Si sed "Ha Ua," Jest as plain. I hoap
thay doant nalm that monkey fac
Mysteries of Science and Nature
Tha tcystertons Properties of Steal, Tin ana OUss flteel If Cooled Slowly
Will tfot Take a Ontttnr Hags Qooled Suddenly Zt Becomes Sxoiialnr Bard
from "the tin disease," The contact of
"diseased" tin with bright, hard tin Is
capable of setting up the transformation.
Glass, Prof. Walton Informs us, la "an
under-cooled substance," that Is, It is In
a mestable condition. If old glass tubas
through which water has frequently
passed are heated, the glass crystallse
and loses Its transparency.
All substances In this state are liable
to change, and the change, under proper
conditions, may be sudden. Hardened
steel la In a similar category. If It were
as perishable as tin It ccyild not bn safely
used for many purposes for which It is
habitually employed. Fortunately stoel
exhibits great resistance to change of
state after It has been tempered. Trans
formation IS retarded or arrested.
"Does steel slowly return, to tho stable
form and thus grow softer?" asks Prof
Walton, and then answers: "That we do
not know; we can only say that If such
a change does take place, hundreds of
years necesaary to bring It about."
Tho same ancient Japanese swords,
which, when heated, as before described,
become soft, retain all their hardness if
It Is evidently of the highest Importance
to the praotlcal world that science Is in
vestigating these things and discovering
the way and the circumstances in which
the changes come about, oven If it has
not unveiled the underlying mystery of
their cause. N
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
Hera is a fact, known to everybody,
Which s as mysterious as would be tho
actual appearance of a ghost, by which
I mean that the fundamental explanation,
of the phenom
enon In about as
far beyond our
reach In the one
case as In, the
The foot to whlqh
I refer Is the pro
duction Of tem
pered steel b y
quenching In cold
water. It hot
steel is cooled very
slowly It becomes
roft and cannot
takn a cutting
edge, but If It Is
cooled suddenly It becomes very hard and
can be ground Into keen swords, knives
and cutting tools,
Now why the difference? Have you
ever thought about that question? It you
have not, many a man of science has,
und has been greatly puzxled over It.
llero Is another related mystery. If you
heat an old Japanese sword, which for
centuries has retained Its capacity to slice
(iff a head at a blow, or to open a swift
passage for the soul of the victim of the
harl-karl' mapla, to the temperature of
boiling water it gradually softens and
loses the keenness that once made it so
It Is the samn steel, but It, too, seepis
to have lost Its soul. At a temperature
of ISO dqgreos Centigrade the hardened
steel commits harl.karl In a few minutes.
Surely thero Is something strange In that.
Then consider this: At xero temperature
water changes from a liquid and suddenly
becomes solid. But if you put the water
in a vase and carefully protect It from
dust, you may cool it as much as twenty
degrees below xero, and yet It will not
freexe. Due now shake the vase or drop
In a bit of Ice, and the water Immediately
I owe tha collection of these facts to a
paper by Prof. James II. Walton, Jr., ot
Wisconsin university. The explanation
which he gives Is that substances like the
hardened steel and tha unfreezing water
aro In a state of "suspended change."
That accounts for tha phenomena, but.
In a certain sense, they remain mys
terious. jus.t as )lfe is mysterious.
Many substances possess the same cur
ious characteristics. Prof. Walton says
that if a flask containing sodium acetate;
which has been cooled below its natural
freezing point without solidifying, Is
opened In a room containing dust of tho
solid acetate, the fine particles of the
latter dropping into the flask will cause
the whole contents to solidify,
Tin Is a Very strange metal with re
gard to this state of suspended change
or "merastablllty," A severe winter cold
will sometimes cause It to lose Its hard
ness and crumble.
Objects made of tin often undergo such
change and are then said to be suffering
Tears of 8uffwinff..lmmediBte Relief
Cleveland. O.. June X 1913-Abouc
plght years ago my hands would get very
red-then little blisters would come with
pub in thm They would Itch and burn
so that I could not sleep at all. I used,
everything people told me about, and all
Wnds of blood treatment, but they did!
me no good. I wore out dozens of pair
of rubber glove, using them when work
ing in water and still the eczema stayed.
"Ahout three years ago I read about
Beatnal Bop and Keslnol Ointment, and
at once bought some at the drug store.
They gavo mm Immediate relief, and after
using two Jars of Keslnol Ointment and
s. caka of Reslnol Soap, I can honestly
ay that my hands are cured, it has
been throe years already since I am
cured, and the ecsema has not returned.
I really can't say enough about Reslnol'
(Signed) Mrs. Chas. P. Winchester, KOI
Better proof, even than such a letter.
Is to try Keslnol yourself and see how
quickly the trouble disappears. Keslnol
Ointment and Reslnol Soap are sold by
all druggists, free trial: limt t.u.
UtslnoJ, Baltimore, 110.
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