Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 03, 1913, Page 11, Image 11
THE BKK: OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1013. 11 V If V A New Pocketbook Style Hero is a novel arrange ment for a woman to carry money safely. This garter pocketbook contains several compartments, each olio of which buttons separately, and can hold change or notes. It has a patent clasp, so that thcro is very little danger of it breaking or slip ping off. These garter pockotbooks are becoming all tho rage in Pans and are fast taking tho place of tho money belt formerly used by travelers, which at times proved a source of discomfort. The Honor Prison Conspirators By Nell Brinkley Copyright, 1913, International Nows Service. The Traffic Squad j My ELBERT IIUmiAHI) By DR. O. H. PAUKHUnST Tho public has Jutt been' Interestedly tending the experlenco of Miss Doty and Mies Watson In tho Auburn State Prison for Women. It seems an apt time, there fore, to give an other chapter of tho character of the "honor prison" for men at Oom Ltock, New York. When people's minds are nllvo to any question of public concern It Is simply economy to make the most of the opportunity and to make whatever LUIliriUUllUII U II C can to the solution of the particular problem In hand. Soma time ago brief mention was made In this column to tho recently established prison at Comstock known ao "Groat Meadows" a place In the ex treme eastern part of tho state and about seven miles south of Lake Cham plain. What was written In tho previous article was based entirely on newspnper report and on a personal communication lecclvcd from the warden, William J. Homer. There Is, however, a vast differ ence between the Impression left upon the mind by Information gained second hand and the appreciation which I have pained by two days, which 1 have Just spent on the spot, 'In conference with the warden, nnd still more, by freely ming ling with the Inmates In unrestrained In terchange of thought and feeling. 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Abundant and di versified occupation Is therefore afforrfed to tho COO prison Inmates, a number which will bo doubled as soon as the new wing of the cell building Is completed. The men do not como directly from the I courts, but from other state prisons Auburn, Dannemora and Sing Blng ana aro what Is known as first-termers, and 1 not hardened In crime. Men arrive In shackles, a nedless decoration which Is at onco dispensed with, for this Is fin "honor" Institution, and fetters, hand cuffs, clubs and revolvers form no part of the equipment of discipline Thero are no walls around the prison and the j cells are not locked, except during the night Even night locking seems un necessary, but it is, I believe, made obligatory upon the warden. If the In mates wanted to run away they have, time enough for it between morning un locking and night locking. The "boys" go to the several parts of the farm wherever their particular em ployment may happen to be and return again. Their passage to and (ro and tl)dr method of doing their work Is so much like what ono sees off prison grounds that no one would ' Imagine the Irstitutlon to be a penal one unless spe cially informed to that effect. The Im rresslon naturally formed would be that It In an Industrial college. In fact, the hearty good nature and enthusiasm with which work Is done Is even greater than that ordinarily displayed by the common run of free workers When at work together the men talk nmong themselves like any other laborers. Even at their meals, as I had tho op portunity to observe, they are allowed nulet conversation. I was never at a dinner, attended by half the number that 1 saw seated at mess, where there was anything like the orderliness and quiet pialntalned at the Great Meadow mess room Among the Inmates there Is a band, an orchestra both under the direction of professional leaders who are serving their sentence a mandolin club nnd several imse ball clubs. National holidays are celebrated the same as In other civilized communities. An excellent oration on one such occasion was recently delivered before the entire body of the Inmates by a lawyer of many years' practice who Is ' now working off a ten years' sentence The bachelor lies at his ease. He wriggfes his toes In Ilia Bllppcra (which, he can leave all night on tho piano if ho wants to) and swims In clouds of thick, bluo smoke. He is frco of the torment of love. Ho dreams of no misty luring face. His pipe does not go out or his din ner grow cold. His heart beats regularly and gently. Calm, perfect, unutterable content flows through all the channels of his blood. His eye takes In all women with a fine detached appreciation, and his pulso beats strong and slow. But his peace Is doomed. Over his quiet, colorless sky of days will bo drawn a veil of flame that will blind hl3 eyes and blaze through hla onco quiet nights. His heart will catch flro and hurt perhaps 'till he will wish to die. His pipo will go out many times and his carofully ordered dinner go uneaten. He will fly from his couch of easo and wander rapidly about like a tortured ghpat. And out of the conflagration ho will come with one wonder-face seared on hie heart, For thero aro two who plot against him! A fat baby, with soft, whlto wings and a pink chin, and a roguish girl with merciless eyes and a hoflrt that glows and warms with tho whispering of Lovo's breath upon her ear! NELL BRINKLEY. rr Lonely Girls of New York The trnfflo squad comes In with the betulne buggy. Hofore that, there were wrangles. tangles, tie-ups, terrible talking matches, swear fests, nnd oc casionally killings at tho crossings. Tho word "police" Is derived from the I. Mln polls, a city. Caesar set a p n r t certain soldlors to serve tho people In peaceful ways. These soldiers were chosen on account of their intelligence, suavity nnd sense of honor. They were railed polite. The gendarme a gentleman of arms Is Caesar's polite without a single patentable Improve ment. A few yearn ago, In America, any Ignorant, Iniy loafer was good enough for n policeman. Wo had cops who couldn't speak the English language so white man could understand them. If you asked them a question the second time, you ran the risk of getting stung with n nightstick, This cop was always out after his per- sonal enemies. Ills social status wa ever at stake, and his business was largely to chase bad boys who used his bulky form as a target for o'orrlpe tomntoes. nut the modern cop Is different He asks for no bouquets, no tips, no thanks ho Is always right there when you need him. His task Is to make tho wheels go round, and In such a way that collisions never occur. If he has a temper, you never know It; If a grouch, he forgets It: If a heartache. It Is his own. Tho crossing "peeler" In London was Inaugurated by Sir Ilobert Toel. London at that time was tho most congested city In the world. Two lines of buses fol lowed each other In solid mass through the Btrand. The Idea of having Intelligent men to dlroct this traffic was the Idea of Sir Ilobert. Before this time tho patrol system was In order. Watchmen went through tho streets, and at regular Intervals railed ou the hour, with "All's well," whether It was or not. Sir Ilobert devised the plan of station ing men at tho crossings, and one of the arguments he put forth was that the carmen and bus drivers had got into h habit of using such atrociously bad language that they asphyxiated people In tho vicinity. Then the drivers had a way of cracking their whips at anybody that didn't move fast enough for them. And at these things the nlghtwatch laughed. TheW men had to know the city of London, the principal buildings, the many thoroughfares. That Is, they had to he able to answer Intelligently most of tho questions that the average visitor might ask. Their business was to aid, the pub lic, not to terrify It, Blr Ilobert devised a new uniform tor his men. Instead of a flashy, dushy. gilded, gaudy uniform, ho dressed his men In plain blue, with a minimum of buttons. They woro white gloves and a smile. Sir Ilobert Tcel said, "IJehlnd the up lifted white glove of every one of my policemen stands the -power of the Drltlnh nation." The policeman at the crossing- wins with the power that he never uses. He mny be ambidextrous, and probably Is; and can strike a quick, sudden, short- armed Jolt Dut you never see him apply the sedative. Here comes a stream of traffic from four directions! that Is, twelve streams of traffic cross his path where two streets meet Feople come from both sides of the street, and. teams and aUtos In the middle. Here they como. Men running to meet trains, women with baby carriages, market women with big bas. kets, children with bundles, girls going to school, half-drunken men reeling home with depleted pockets, clerks, salesmen, laborers, millionaires, automobiles, car rlages, trucks, pushcarts, notorcycles hero they como. And It Is the business of this one man to stand where the ways of the multitude cross, and prevent collisions, to speed the crowd on Its way, to prevent alterca tions, bad language. Hour after hour he works. Ills attltudo Is one of vigilance. He sees everything and nothing. Ho plays no favorites. The strain on an average person In. such a position Is terrific. Few men can do the work. It requires superb physical health, good cheer, right Intent, a level brain. Let's give credit to Sir Ilobert Peel. We have Improved on his Ideas, bet tered them, but the original thought was for pleasing contrast She had seen her-1 office of a theater or concert hall to Uy ADA PATTERSON It was half past eleven and the girl ond I were both hurrying, tired out to our homes. She was a slim girl of a little lss than medium height were too narrow. Her face was too rale and the large To any one who Is at all familiar with I d a. r k eyes that what goes on In the other ponal Institu tions of the state the particulars which have Jest been cited will seem to be al most absurdly Impossible, or, at any rate, ridiculously impracticable. However, privileges, ' such as have been mentioned, are not abused. When War don Homer took up the work, two yearB and a, half ago, he found four men at work and 13 howling. During his rule only three or four convicts have at tempted to escape. As to health, there Is today but one man In the hospital and there have been no deaths. Each cell contains but a single occupant and Is furnished with a woven wire mat tress, an ample supply of bed clothes and requisite sanitary fixtures. Many of the cells have been tastily decorated by their Inmates with pictures, and carry an attractive and homelike aipect far surpassing what one will often find In scond-class hotels. In an article following this I shall state some of the effects produced upon tho money promptly refunded, goes with this " D ,ne eerou "uue reparation. Your druggist has Pinex, Lv the warden and contrast those effects or will get it for you. If not, send to with the results of the Illiberal methods The Pinex Co., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 1c vogue In other institutions. looked out of It were wistful, though brave. It is possible to mix those two different moods In one mo ment and In one girl. Her clothes were dark and neat, but distinctly of a twelve month ago. t?he carried a paper bsg In her slender, black gloved hand, holding the bag belt In a blue evening gown cut to show her dazzling shoulders, and over thin a rose colored velvet clonk. A handsome romantic man was lifting hla silk hat In one hand as he placed her In a carriage Her thoulder t w'th the other. That was the vision. Sho passed me Just then In her worn llttlo business suit, a sandwich und two oranges she had bought at the delicatessen store in the paper bag, the reality. I would have liked to snapshot her by flashlight and send nor picture to every girl, the summit of whose ambition Is to ccme to New York. Not necessarily a forlorn figure, but without doubt a lonely one. New York lb crowded with lonely girls. You meet them on their way to work In the subway In the monlng and see them at night a little paler than In the morning, and lines in their faces cut there by the day's anxletlta and wearing physical fatigue. ou seo them taking a lonely walk through the park on a lonely Sunday af ternoon. You see them climbing reso lutely to the top of a Klfth avenue stage away from her so that its contents would not soil her eoattor a half hour's airing, trying to look as nor the trim llttlo skirt beneath, 1 knew though they were enjoying themselves her nt a Klance. She was tVDlcal of the evsn though they are directly behind a "fellow" who sits quite shamelessly, his business girl of New York. She had come from a small town or the country to "look for work." She had found It In shop or office or telephone exchange, according to her fitness and preparation. When she had thought of coming to New York, her heart beat htrh at the pictures the name summoned. Theaters, Buppers, drives, a sound of arm about the waist of a girl who looks proud of her possession, for "fellows" are scarce In the metropolis. You see them, the lonely girls, at tho half board ing houses, half Institutions, where they tell you they live because ''it Is cheap, ' and where if they voice complaints they will tell you the fowl Is bud You mert buy tickets for the play or concert, their pleasure In which will half disappear be cause they must go ulone. That Is the roal New York life for the average good girl who has romo here to "make her way." After a few years she may make a few friends of tastes and circumstances like hor own. Then they may go to the delicatessens in pairs und may have an occasional outing on the Palisades or In Westchester county, tramping all day to get the color back Into their cheeks. The lonely girl may Join a church and gc to the sociables. I hoe she wont re turn to her hall room wondering why church sociables aro so unsociable. Hut the chances are ninety-nine to 100 that she will make few friends and know but few people In New York. And the years will pass. That's the olnt. The yeurs will pass. At flnt the "new Job" and the delica tessen bag luncheons and watching the eddying llfo of the city streets and tho kaleidoscope of Centrul park on a Hunday afternoon will have for hot the zest of novelty. Tho moving picture shows will Interest her. But after a time she will grow tired of merely looking on at that motion picture show and want to be a part of it. 8he will want to be wooed, as is the beautiful girl with the beautiful eyes, and be won, as she Is In the pic ture. And then she will remember that Jim always told her her eyes wero as bright as the stars. Sho laughed at Jim, for ho seemed very fiayety, punctuated by Just enough work, Hum going rather frightened to the box I big and uncouth besides the dapper mun who was to hand her Into the cairlage af ter the play. Jim couldn't follow her to the city. Ho hud to stay In the home town and support his mother. The mother had died since and Jim Is a pros perous druggist. And she rt. members with a little stab In tho heart that Jim ti married and happily. There's another tub In her heart when she brushes her hair that night and sees how fast the grey hairs are coming. At first sho Jested about them. Now she tries to cover them. She wonder whether sho loved Jim after alt, whether It Is pos sible that love may bury Itself beneath a mound of foolish resolves and funoleu Hnd stir Into life when It Is too late. Why, Jim would laugh at such a thought now. For she Is the girl who listened to the call of the city, and as sain as he could 1 a had forgotten her. That was all. Khali you come to New York? No, girl, no, not unless you have genius or a talent that la Indisputable and has al. ready been tried and trained. And even then don't come If there Is a big, awk ward, good Jim, who Is working for you and wants you tp wait for him, and If your heart bids you wait. 1'or the city Is fur most of Its working women, a vast loneliness, and If you asked their advice about coming to New York ninety-nine out of 1(0 would plead for the home town nnd family and friends. And they would all show you their IongfelIow with this stanza heavily ringed In blunt lead pen ells for what lone woman ever really sharpened her lead pencil. Stay at home my heart and rest llomekceplng hearts are happlebt" his. And to this hlghmlnded, Intelligent, kindly athletic man our traffla squad traces Its proud pedigree, Sage and Sulphur Darkens Gray Hair Brush this through faded, life, less locks and they become dark, glossy, youthful. Hair that loses Its color and lustre, or when It fades, turns gray, dull and life less, Is caused by a laek of sulphur In ths hair. 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