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l&SOKSIN UNNTURAl, HISTORY
By Nell Brinkley
The Winged Slaves
How the Followers of
Confucius Havo Taken
Advantage of the Bird
as a Fisherman.
BY TjOROTHY r'JDl'XZ
Copyright, 1913, International News 8ervlce.
OHE BEE: OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1913.
By DOROTHY MX.
jiTho peach Js a cross between the apple that Eve ato and an American
Eeatity rose. It Is composed of oqual parts of sugar and ginger, and pos
sesses a flavor of which men nevor tire, from the cradle to the grave. In
deed, It is tho favorite fruit of men, who spend so much money upon
Peaches that they frequently have nothing loft with which to buy moat and
j'.otatoes for family use. For Peaches aro cxpenslvo. Very, and do much
to account for the high cost of living.
Tho Peach 1b at Us best when It Is aboutt18 years old, and sorved up
Y-lth a garnish of French millinery,, although some peoplo, with slmplo
tasies, prefer their Poaches au naturol.
: Where tho finest Peaches are raised is a matter of grave dispute
nnib'ng the beat horticulturists. Some contend that nono havo tho same
sweetness as tho common, or garden, variety, that aro grown in the coun
try. Other -connoisseurs aver that-tho hothouso ones, raised under glass,
have cer.taln piquancy xth,a the prqvlncll ones lack. While still others, are
strong for 'tho theory that to produce a porfoct Peach you must transplant
tho ruraf species to the city while It is still a slip, and that by doing this
you get the sweetness of the country and the grace of the town combined.
A strange peculiarity of this dclectablo fruit, however, Is that it cannot
be grown to order, and that it is freaky In choosing its habitat. For in
stance, many a Poach springs from a dingy and frowsy tenement, while
millionaires spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in cultivating a seed
ling that turns out to bo nothing but a little, hard, knotty, green fruit that
they have to hire somo mortgaged foreign aristocrat to tako off their
'! In this connection two. other peculiarities of this Interesting fruit afe
to'Do noted. One is that the most attractive Peach always hangs highest
on Mho tree, just beyond a man's reach. The other Is that, for somo un
known reason scientists have never been able, to explain, no- man ever
wants-the ovor-rlpo Peach- that is ready to drop into his mouth. This Is
why so many near-PeacheB aro left hanging on tho parent bough
7 In selecting Peaches two things are to be borne in mind. Tho first Is
always to pick out a Peach while it is still wet with tho dow of early morn
ing as it is sweeter and fresher then than at any other time. Tho second
Is Jo get your Peach before tho down and tho blushes on its cheeks havo
been rubbed off by much handling.
I Sometimes a Peach isn't as luscious as it looks, but owes its at
tidctlveness to the pink mosquito netting with which it is covered, and
when a man gets it home ho finds that Instead of being sweet and tender
lt'fe sour and hard; for, alas, many a peacherino of courtship turns into
the" lemon ot mutrimony. Thoro aro microbes, however, in every situation
In Jifo, and a man has to ho sport enough to back his judgment in Peaches
f Strangely enough women do not seem to caro for Peaches unless they
fcnjpen to be it themselves. Otherwise they are very scornful of any par
ticular Peach that their husbands, or any other man, admire, and point "out
lts'defocts. "Huh," thoy cry, "can't ypu.seo that Peach is artificial, and
that that blush- is painted on its cheeks? I'd nover be taken in by that.
This explains why1 Peaches hre seldom found at tho family table.
'- Although, as has been said, Peaches are tho favorite masculine fruit,
tlieyx do nofc'agrco well with many men, causing internal trouble 'and dis
agreement in the domestic .regions,
'Poaches are found In all parts of tho country, but tho finest selection
in .the world-Js to be seen along. Broadway.
Also, they orq v$ry depleting to, .the"
September comes along tho great green way
That Spring and Summor fashioned for our feot.
And though her faco Is beautiful and swoot,
Though gracious smiles about hor rlpo mouth play,
Yet subtlo recollections of each day
Of idleness in her largo book I meet.
All things achieved how small and incomplete
Beside tho boaBtod promises of May!
Now I borate fair Juno, who tempted me
With fragrant beds of roses, and as well
Her siren sisters, 'who woro following near;
But most of all I do accusa tho sea.
Roach mo thlno hand, and help ma break tho spoil,
Soptoinber, matron-mentor of tho yearl
Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Nature Secrets
uir Maker Never Intended We Should Share the Secret of Sex Control
It Would be a Misfortune and be Cause of Inestimable Sorrow
beLLA WHEELER WILCOX
Copyright 1913, by Star Company.
Tlrs''ls" an ago of discoveries; ot the
revealing of Ions hidden truths; of the
unveiling of great secrets of natuie.
And In the next ten years, more won
Herfur things than
than ' are dreamed
of now, will be
Drought to- light.
But the.se are
secret?, TfMch, -the
Mighty Maker ot
this ttjjnyerse' never
intended to share
wlthWe masses ot
cretsjpj . .the con
ttollmy'of the sex
of n&uhborn cliiuf. '
w 1 ab man or
w o rfjj a n declares
this secret has
beentdlscovered; but Invariably the ex
citement which follows this assertion of Jane Addamx wished for a son when
How to Absorb an
(Phyllis Moore in Town Talk.)
The face which la admired for its
beauty must have a satin-smooth kln.
pink and white and youthful looking.
The only thing I know ot that can make
such a.complexlon out of an aged, faded,
or discolored one I mean a natural, not
a painted, complexion la ordinary merco
lized Uax. This remarkable substance lit
erally absorbs the unsightly cuticle, a lit
tle each day, the clear, healthy, girlish
akin heneath gradually peeping out until
within a week or so It Is wholly In evU
dence. Of course such blemishes as
freckles, moth patches, liver spots,
blotches and pimples are discarded with
the od skin. If you will procure an
ounce of mercollzed wax at the drug
store, use like cold cream every night,
washing this off mornings, you'll find
It n. cerltablo wonder-worker.
voiuaDie natural ireaimeni is
dies, out, as the method proves to be a
The following letter Is evidently from
a sincere woman; one who believes In
herself. But It Is one thing to believe
in yourself and quite another to bo able
' to convince the world by demonstrating
"I have discovered that mothers can
decide the sex of their unborn child.
"If Intelligent they can, according to
my nature methods, be their own Judge
of sex and bring forth their desire In
"It is undoubtedly n wonderful dis
covery and has taken me six years to
acquire the iiiuneu0e. so. no iaieiilrf
have all satisfaction In their offspring
i while others have not
"1 am at present In humble circum
stances and a mother of threo children
Thanking you In anticipation and await
ing your reply, 1 nm your respectfully,
"MRS. J. HOOPEK,
"ITT Webster avenue, Yonkers. U. V."
It would be the greatest misfortune
which could befall this world were
every human being to know how to con
trol the cholco of sex ot unborn chil
dren. Within two generations woman would
become extinct, as SO per cent of the
people would desire sons, and after half
a century the world would be depopu.
Without doubt, the very strong desire
of a mother whose mind is capable of
powerful concentration can produce a
son or daughter, as she may wish.
I But. fortunately for the world, such
women are qulto as likely to wish for
daughters as sons.
It would be the unthinking and un
reasoning rank and file of minds which
would want only males, and this class
of minds makes the world.
It Is far better for the earth that such
parents are not able to choose the sex
of their children.
It Is more than probable that the par.
ents of Queen Victoria desired a son
when she was born; and Is more than
shu was born; but it Is doubtful It any
son would havo done for humanity what
she Is doing.
Perhaps the family of Joan ot Arc
regretted bringing a girl Into life; but
woj have yet to find a record of any
peasant boy who did for his country
what ho did for France.
It Is not well for us to know these
laws which govern sex.
We are not wise enough to use them
for the benefit ot the race.
Neither should we know the day or
year of our passing out of this body Into
other planes of existence.
A few advanced souls, seers and sages,
aro permitted to know the future; but
to most ot us It Is a sealed book; and
were It not we would -be less capable
and worth while cltltens ot this world
than we now are.
The young man who knew he was to
come Into a fortune at 40 would make
small effort to develop good business
qualities before that age; and the man
who knew he would die at 20 would lose
heatt In his endeavor to succeed In nny
i pedal achievement. Left without this
knowledge, he may attain to great
heights before he has reached the threo
Anil by his use of all his faculties, In
his 'struggle for success, he Is bottor
fitted to go on In higher planes after he
leaves the body.
Let God keep his secrets of sex and
death, and let us go on making this
world better and more beautiful for the
use of men and women who come Into
the earth plane for tho purpose of per
fecting .themselves for more advanced
realms. Let us go on perfecting our
telves. Kach man and each woman needs the
experience which Is gained inHhat par
And Qod knows better about what sex
for each unborn soul needs than tho
Advice to the Lovelorn
Should a Girl Kiss Her Cousin?
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
a v,u.h. lotion to remove wrinkles which probable that England was far better
can be easily prepared. Dltsolve I or. o under the guidance o that good
&WTC.?"UE '.woman than It w-Ud have been ur.der
t Bathe the face In this and you il find It
"works like magic Advertisement a
king It Is possible that the parents
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX,
Dear Miss Fairfax: 1 am a young man
19 years of age, and In love with a girl
three years my Junior. She wants me to
elope with her. and as I am earning $11
a week, do you think I can support a
wlfeT Its. Jr.
You are only a boy, too young to
marry if you had the financial means,
and marriage on (11 a weok Is sulcldaU
I am sure tho girl Is Impulsive and
thoughtless, and If you refuse to elope
with her she will some day be grateful
to you for It You must protect her from
her own Impulsiveness.
Ilespxct Your Mother Wishes,
Dear Silas Fairfax: I am M years old
and recently I met a man at a dance
who I think cares for me very much.
My mother objected to my going with
him without giving me her reason.
Kindly advise me what to do, as I love
m very mucn is. i. k.
believe your mother makes a mis-
take in not telling you her objections,
but this will not excuse you for not
heeding them, nor make them less rea
sonable. Do Just as she says. Trust her. No
girl ever made a mistake by trusting her
Don't Take Either.
I am 21 one have two boy friends who
are very much In love with ino. One Is
eight months younger than I and the
other Is four years older. My parents are
very much opposed to my marriage with
the former, as his family connections are
not what could be called good. The other
boy has a very good reputation, he cares
a lot for me, but I do not care halt as
much for hlra. My parents think every
thing of him. But he does not appeal to
Your parents object to one suitor and
you don't love the other. Oood reasons
why you should not taxe either. Walt a
while and perhaps time will make your
way clear for you. Hut under no condl
tlons must you marry a man you do no
love. Always remember that
She's engaged and she had a good look
When she meets the good looking
cousin ho kisses her, and when he leaves
hor ho kisses her again. The flnanco says
the cousin has got to stop kissing his
sweetheart or there will be trouble, and
now tho sweetheart writes me a letter to
know what to do about It.
"I like my cousin, and I don't want to
hurt his feollngs," says, tho girl who sots
kissed; "but I love my sweetheart and
don't want to make him really angry.
Still T don't think ho ought to bo so bossy,
do you and Isn't It all right for cousins
to kiss? We have always done It In our
Well, now, llttlo girl, Just because yon
have always done a thing In your family
is no reason at alt why It la the right
thing to do, Is UT
And then your swettheart doesn't be
long to your family and never will
you will belong to his family, and per
haps they don't kiss In that clrclo not
cousins anyhow and so you'll have to
think It over and do what sweetheart
wants you to do about the kissing.
What Is there so entrancing about kiss
ing that cousin that you even hesitate a
minute about turning your cheek tho
other way when you see him coming?
Silly your sweetheart's Idea about it?
Well, may be, and may be not; but
anyhow, It Is his Idea, and why shouldn't
you ease him In the matter?
What If he likes blue and you keep on
wearing pink what If he likes chicken
and you Insist In ordering veal. What If
he likes poetry and you want him to read
the millinery "ads" do you think these
things will tend to make him that much
fonder of you?
Why not give up to htm In this matter
It Is, after all, unimportant to you and
Important to him what's the use of mak
ing a fuss about It?
I know a woman and a man who
divorced each other because the man
played the guitar and the wife wouldn't
play his accompaniments on the piano.
It didn't end with that, but it's how the
whole trouble began. What a goose that
woman was not to play any old accom
paniment her husband thought ho wanted.
What hurt could it have done her or any
Whafs the difference, anyhow? If you
love the man you want to please him,
don't you? Well, a wise woman told me
once that the way to please a man was
to give up to him In all the. little things
that don't count and hang on to your own
ay In all the big things that do count-
lie' 11 be willing to give up to you In them.
Men don't mind big sacrifices. A man
will give you J 100 and quarrel over 10
cents too much on the grocery bill. That's
tho way men are made.
Why not make up your mind to take
them as they aro and not ns you think
they Bhould be, and then, honestly, now,
nasn't sweetheart a pretty cousin some
If he has Just get her to como and boo
you, and every time sweetheart kisses
pretty cousin see how you feel about It
That may help you to understand sweet
heart's attitude a llttlo better.
Uemember, you are Used to cousin
you see In him Just good old Dick, who
taught you to skate and swim when he
felt like It and you promised to make
him enough fudge to pay for lessons; and
he sees him as a gay 'deceiver. Maybe
he Is one too, even It he Is your coustn.
And besides, little girl, kissing Is out
of fashion except among real sweet
hearts; didn't you know that? Ten years
ago overy time you had tea with a friend
she kissed you when you came and kissed
you when you went The woman who
tries to kiss a friend now except In
really solemn times Is looked upon as
Just tho least little bit in bad form.
Didn't you know that?
Hand holding has gono out, too, and
waist spanning. dlrls don't paw each
other the way they used to. And cousins
woll, cousins aren't nearly so much
relation to each other as they were when
thoy were all liable to be brought up
under the same roof. Keep cousin at a
distance, little girl, to please yourself as
well as your sweetheart It can't dq nny
harm and It may be a whole lot of good.
By GARRETT P. 8ERVIS8.
The story of the fishing birds of China
throws light on both natural history and
human nature These birds are cormor
ants, which, by nature, are great flshors,
for fish are their
favorite food. All
went well with the
cormorants o f
China, and they
oonducted their pis
catorial operations '
In peace, and for
their own solo ad
vantage, until, to
tho Idea occurred
to tho human in
habitants ot tho
land of Confucius,
Who are not lack
ing In many small
Ingenuities or In a certain broad philo
sophy of life, that it would be a good
thing to mako tho cormorant fish for
From that moment the, cormorants bo-
camo a slave and Joined the great army
of serfs, Including horses, mules, donkeys
and other easily subjected crcatures( with
which man has surrounded himself for
his pleasure and convenience.
Tho cormorant no longer flshee for-
himself, lie fishes for a master, who has
more brains than he and who lets him
eat Just enough ot tho fish he catches to
keep him always In good training and
eager to work. The cormorant, not hav
ing much of a brain, Is perpetually misled,
when ho goes after a fish, by th hope
that he will be allowed to keop It for him
self, while his master, having mora Intel
ligence, takes caro that tho poor enslaved
bird shall nover got quite as much as his
appetite demands. Thus the receding hopo
ot a good full dinner and a delicious
period of repose afterward Is continually
dangled boforo the stupid cormorant's
The cormorant Is a largo awkward bird,
with a long bill and capable of diving into
the water and catching a fish before It
can make a movo to escape. When he
has capturod a fish he emerges from tho
water, nnd, if he has no master, he flings
It up Into the air with the skill of a
Jugglor, In such a way that it always
comes down head fhnt and passes straight
down tho bird's throat, without any en
tanglement of fins. That Is the only'
way In which a cormorant can safely
swallow a fish.
But tho cormorant slave never gets an
opportunity to fling his fish up into the
air and catch it on the descent unless his
master no wills It. The fish Is takon
from his befora he can get his feet on
anything sufficiently sold to enablo him
to perform tho acrobatlo feat that Is
Indispensable to his dining. The fish Is
seized by tho master, and the "foolish bird
eagerly goes after another one.
Tho best cormorants tomo from the pro-1
vlnce of Ilonan. They aro so valuable
that n wcll-tralncd pair costs about $30,
which Is a largo aum ot money in China.
A good outfit of fishing cormorants num
bers, from twenty to thirty birds, and they
can earn for their master from l to $tS3
a day, Such .birds get' in exchange for
their loaa of liberty a certain kind of
care, which masters always bestow upon
useful slaves. If they fall sick they get
a doso of oil ot sesame, which quickly
puts them1 back into working condition.
. They aro slaves from childhood like
many unfortunate, human' beings. Their
training begins almost from birth, and
at tho ago of coven or eight months they
aro set to work; catching small flan. For
an average of ten years, their slavery con
tinuesand then they die, still In ohalm
to superior Intelligence.
The management .of. these winged and,
beaked slaves Is very simple. Their man
ter ties a long cord to one ot their legs,
puts a rattan collar around their necks.
Just tight enough tot "prevent them from
swallowing a fish it their' hunger should
make them unruly, and attaches a bam
boo float to the cord so that they, cannot
escape' by diving. He also carries a bam
boo pole, ton feot long, with which to
beat them and frighten them by slapping
the water, when they do not perform
.their task obediently. '
Sometimes ho places himself near the'
shore In shallow water," and sometimes
governs his fleet ot slaves from a curious
boat, made by putting a board across two
parallel floats, each about three or four
feet Jong. The fishing la. .done in lakes,
quiet streams and ponds.
After n good catch has been made the
master picks' out the little, uhrnarketabfr
fish and assembles his flock' about him
gives tho fish a dexterous turn -In tho
air. which causes them to descend, head
first. Into the gaping throats. But he
keeps nil the large, fine 'fish for himself.
The Japanese also employ cormorants
It is said in Holy Writ that man was
given dominion over all the animals ot
the earth. He hai not failed to exercise
his privilege, but It the .animals, were cap
able of rebelling he would have- to work
Few Moments! No Indigestion or Sick,
Dyspeptic Stomach Papes Diapepsin
Digests all food, absorbs gases,
stops fermentation at once
Puts Stomach in order.
Wonder what upset your stomach
which portion of the food did the damage
-to you? Well, don't bother. If your
stomach la In a revolt: It sour, gaaay and
upst and what you Just ate has fer
mented Into stubborn lumps; your head
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tongue coatodr-Just take Papo's Diapep
sin, and in fire minute you will wonder
what became of the Indlgeetlon and dis
tress. Millions of men and women today
know that It is needless to have a bad
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keeps the stomach regulated and they
at their favorite food's without fear.
If your stomach doesn't take ears of
your liberal limit without rebellion; if
your food Is a damage instead of a help,
remember the quickest surest, mo-tt
harmless relief la Papo's Diapepsin.
which costs only fifty cents for a large
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with a weak, disordered etotnashj It's so
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