Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 03, 1913, Page 11, Image 11

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V If
A New Pocketbook Style
Hero is a
novel arrange
ment for a
woman to carry
money safely.
This garter
pocketbook contains several
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
By Nell Brinkley
Copyright, 1913, International Nows Service.
The Traffic Squad j
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
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.
The farm upon which the prison build
ir gs are built comprise 1,100 aorcs, and Is
attractively located In a valley bounded
This Is Guaranteed to
Stop Your Cough
Slake tills Family Supply of
Cougli firrup ut Homo
uuu Huvo 'it
This plan makes a pint of better
couch syruii than you could buy ready
made for $2.50. A few doses usually
conquer an ordinary couch relieves
even whooping cougli quickly. Simple
as it is, no better remedy can be had
at any price.
Mix one pint of granulated sugar with
pint of warm water, and stir for 2
minutes. Put 2J ounces of Pinex (fifty
cents' worth) in a pint bottle: then
odd the Sugar Syrup. It has a pleasant
tat-to and lasts a family a long time.
Take a teaspoonful every one, (wo or
three hours.
You can feel this take hold of a cough
in a way that meaus business. Has a
good tonic effect, braces up the appetite, is slightly laxative, too, which is
helpful, A handy remedy for hoarse
ness, spasmodic croup, bronchitis, bron
chial asthma and whooping cough.
The effect of pine on the membranes
is well known. Pinex is a most valu
able concentrated compound of Norwe
gian white pine extract, and is rich in
puaiacol and other natural heal in?
pine elements. Other preparations will
not work in this combination.
Tliis Pinex and Sugar Syrup remedy
lias often been imitated, though never
successfully. It is now used in more
homes than any other oough remedy.
A guaranty of absolute satisfaction, or i
on the cast and west, respectively, by the
CJreen mountains and the Adirondacka.
It Is devoted to agriculture horticulture,
floriculture, stock raising, road making
and houso building. 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
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.
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
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
Sir Ilobert Tcel said, "IJehlnd the up
lifted white glove of every one of my
policemen stands the -power of the Drltlnh
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
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
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"
And to this hlghmlnded, Intelligent,
kindly athletic man our traffla squad
traces Its proud pedigree,
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