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THE BEE: OMAHA, TIU'RKIIAV, DECEMBER 4, 1!13
The Futurist Twirl By Donald Brian
No. 5 The Final Stepi Mr. Brian' Lait Article
An Afternoon Frock and an Evening Wrap
t Described by Olivette: :
Hy DOXALI) UMAX.
. Star of "Tho Marrlago Market."
(Copyright, WIS, by
International News Service)
Tho sixth movement of tho futurist
twirl Is p. still turthcr-elaboration of the
It begins with a drag forward, tho man
starting with tho right foot, the girl
backward With the, left foot, as In tho
picture, and the man going forward with
tho loft and tho girt back with the right,
to mako two drags or four counts.
This drag is simply a skip done slowly.
Then there aro eight hops, or eight of
tho dragging steps dono rapidly, very
rapidly, so as to make them almost a
skip. The rapid movemont may bo better
known to dancers of today as the scissors
Tho legs are held rigid and the move
ment of four counts ends with tho pose
1,700,000 Children Toil in American
IF TIIK COUNTKY
To sit In silence when we should protest
Makes cowards of men. The human race
Has climbed on protest. Hud no voice
Against Injustice, Ignorance and lust
The Inquisition yet would serve the law
And guillotines decide our least disputes.
The-few who dare must speak and speak
again, . .
To right tho wrongs of many speech,
No vested power in this great day and
'an Bag or throttle; press and voice may
loud disapproval of existing ills.
May criticize oppression and condemn
The lawlessness of wealth-protecting laws
That let the children and child-bearers
oll . .
To purchase east for Idlo millionaires.
Therefore do I protest against the boast
Of -Independance In. this mighty land.
Call no chain strong which holds oni
rusted link. ...
Call no land free that holds one fettored
Until the manacled, slim wrist of babes
Are loosed to toss In childish sport and
glee. ' ' .
r'ntll tho mother bears no burden save
The precious one beneath her heart; until
God's soil is rescued from the clutch of
And given back to labor, let Ho man
Call this the Land of Freedom.
ny ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Copyright. 1913. by Star Company.
In a recent strklng cartoon savage
children were pictured running naked and
wild In the open, and above them, pallid,
slcjtly factory children, slaves, of cilUa-
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In tho "drag"
tho legs arc
tho ioso In
tho top picture.
In the second picture, finishing up tho
eight counts of the music, tho left foot
of the man across the right foot, pf the
girl. Don't forget to have your muslo
right with you hum If you have nothing
hotter for this dance depends on the lilt
of n good tango for Its better under
standing. This position In the second picture is
exactly tho position for the beginning of
the scissors step also, bo that when it Is
practiced It will help a great deal to fall
Into tho position Immediately.
DEMANDED ITS ABOLITION, IT WOULD HAVE TO COME
tlon, were shown entering
doors of unsanitary
Wo havo In. Amer
ica 1,700.000 child
Those are appal
In 1850 Robert
Collyer, who had
been nn orphan boy
in England and es
caped from his ser
vitude and came to
America. Ho was a
man grown, for he
had escaped. In
time to save his
J o s o p h Kings-
burg, general asent
Condition of tb,e Poor, sayB.
England Is notoriously a land of
paupers. A third of its last generation
lies at rest In a potter's field. If tho
Mfe histories of these poor wretches
could re traced, how many of them
would loud back to tho poor little tired
bodies, o tho crooked limbs of the Rob
ert Collyers who were dragged out from I
the barren walls of orphan asylums to
be bound to the racking rachines in
the factories and mills the Collyers who
never escaped? The question cannot be
answered. We haven't the figures. But
who will doubt that they would be mos
illuminating If they could bo obtained
If wo could show accurately the exten
qf the poverty under which Kngland
staggers today, which Is the result of
child labor, the statistics would be In
valuable to us In securing proper child
labor legislation. But. after all, as some
one his strikingly put It, "You cannot
put . tired eyes, pallfd cheeks and lan
guid little limbs into statistics."
But Robert Collyer escaped the common
fate of a child laborer, in 18&0, when
about 2J years of age. he and his brld
reached the bright shores of this land
of opportunity. It was a land of op
No child-' labor to speak of, as It was
thon known In England, as It Is knotvn
here today. No poverty, auoh as Eng
land was .then beginning to struggle
with, such oa we now see in our larger
A half-century has passed since Rob
ert Collyer landed. We have recruittd a
standing army of child laborers l,?00,(tt
It Ik fmltA Imnnitftlh'A In viMiAllza thla
i appalling number of little lots, at labor,
! but as Robert Hunter says We could
I ..at.... rnrr.i ih. lr.v.t f Vi.tr.ri Ar
there little one If they were marched
After tho sixth movement eight more
counts of the turkey trot aro added, and
then a repetition of tho fish walk de
scribed In tho third movement.
Of course, It enn readily be teen that a
written description of this laat movement
is not entirely adequate, because the steps
ate original and not at all easy to learn
or to understand, either, for that matter.
And, although 1 have great hopes for
those who have experimented with a
great many of the new dances, still the
danco should really bo seen In order to
perfect this sixth movement as well ns
the fifth. However, those who are fa
miliar with tho scissors step will have
very little trouble in catching on to this
Tho. secret of the futurist twirl Is now
revealed. And I hope by this, time Its
Intricacies havo been mastered by many.
At any rate, It has been a gratification
to mo see It danced this winter, and 1
have no doubt that 1 shall some day
stumble upon some of my pupils who
have faithfully studied my directions
through theso columns, and who will
dance it a great deal better thon I do.
A merry Christmas to you all.
Mills and Mines
out of the mills, mines and factories be
fore our eyes, or If we saw them to
gether tolling for ten or twelve hours a
day or night for a .pittance of a wage:
but that we do not see. What we see
aro the figures, and we forget figures.
"In New York City alone we have the
records of many thouands of families
receiving charity, public and private.
"Undoubtedly a very large proportion
of these families are dependent chiefly
because of child labor. Lost year 11,000
families were under the care of the
Association for Improving the Condi
tion of the Poor. This Is but one of the
largo charitable organizations of that
Again Mr. King says; "I personally
have looked over the histories of many
of these families, and I can assure you
It Is difficult to find a single case In
which the father or mother, and usually
both, did not go to work at an early
Here Is what one Investigator says
about a certain mill:
"The machinery In the mill starts at
6:30 every morning, and pressure Is
brought to bear upon the workers to see
that they are there when the machin
ery begins. The time Is counted from
o'clock only. A half-hour Is counted out
at dinner time, but the machinery goes
right on and many of the workers stay.
The shop closes at 5:30, after It has been
running twelve hours.
"It 6 o'clock It begins again and works
till 9, This Is continued for five nights
of the week, and any of the workers who
will return are permitted to work. Mr.
Massey told me there were no violations
of the law In his mill. He seemed to
think an emergency gave him the right
to work seventy-five hours per week. In
roallty he was working eighty hours, for
many of the people worked fifteen hour
for five days and five hours on Satur
day. He said he believed child labor
moral'y wrong and uneconomical."
Is It not time that the Intelligent and
humane hearted people of American com
bined In one great body of protest?
If every woman and every churchman.
of no matter what creed or belief, should
unite In one vast organization and march
through the land, demanding the abolish
ment of child labor It would have to
If such an organization would form and
fix upon a certain half hour of every
day ' for united prayer, asking the Un
seen Forces of the Universe to give them
power to abolish child labor, ' It would
Remember what came when the people
of Prance combined In cne tremendous
Hy DOHOTI1V MX.
Tho seventh deadly mistake of matri
mony Is "Not to Make Matrimony n
Perhaps tho greatest mistake of Ml.
and the one that
sums all the others
up, consists In re
garding success In
marrlagotrts an c
cldent Instead of a
The most mis
chievous Idea that
has ever been pro
mulgated Is Hi nt
marrlago Is u lot
tery, In w h I c h
everything Is de
termined by blind
chance, and Ih
which It Is a mere
matter of I ti c U
whether ypu get n
dcslrublo life part
ner or an undrslr-
bio one. or nru
happy or mlrcrftble
Nothing on earth Is further from the
truth than this. Nowhere else does tho
Inevitable logic of cause, and effect work
out so relentlessly ns In the domestic re
lationship. Nowhere cleo do we so ab
solutely reap as we sow as in the family
circle, and. given certain people and cer
tain conditions. It Is Just ns demonstrable
that a marrlngo will work out well or
badly as It Is that two and two mako
The trouble with us Is that we have
never yet elevated matrimony to the
dignity of a profession, for which wo
have thought It worth while to prepar.
That Is why wo fall In the most Im
portant thing In life. No young man
would expect to make a bowling success
as a surgeon or n lawyer If he had never
even contemplated seriously medicine or
the law, yet a poor deluded woman mar
ries him under the Impression that sh Is
getting a first-class husband, anfl he
himself has no doubt of his qualifica
tions on that score.
A young woman who wants to be an
opera slnRer devotes years of arduous
t.U. trt LHnar linranlf In flint- nn ihn
nu.fi ... .v,...n . i ..... -
stage, but she docs not spend nn hour
preparing herself to fill the role of a
wlfo and mother.
Teople seem to think that ft knowledge
of how to be good husbands and wives
comes by nature, ns Dogberry thought
the knowledge of how to read and wrlto.
did. Both assumptions aie equally fale.
It lakes effort and perspiration, as well
as Inspiration, to succeed In nny railing,
and especially the domestic railing.
Undoubtedly the matrimonial situation
would be enormously eased If men an
womon would begin married life by a
thorough understanding of Just the ele
mentary things. If every woman knew
how to keep house and mako a comfort
able home when she married Instead of
having to learn her trade on her hus
band, and If every man could bo brought
to realize before marrlago Just how much
money It costs to support a family, a
young couple would start out with an In
finitely better chance for happiness than
they have where tho wife gets hysterical
over her Inability to cook a meal that
Isn't a menace to life Itself, and where
the husband Is In a perpetual grouch
when It dawns on him that matrimony Is
conducted on a cash basis, Instend of tho
hot air currency of courtship.
The hope of the future Is for Intelligent
people to regard marriage as a profession
that Is worthy of profound study, and In
which It Is as much a dlfgracc to fall -is
It Is In the praclco of any other profes
sion. It Is literally true that almost any mar
riage could be mado happy, or at least
endurable. If either husband or wife
would pursue the method that he or sho
would In trying to attain success In any
profession or business, and all this would
be to use the same tactics that arc used
In the practise of business or professions.
Take the matter of the husband's and
wife's relationships. That Is merely n
partnership, and all that any married
couple need to achieve Ideal happiness
Is Just to rise to tho point where, thoy
can treat each other as two men in busi
ness together do. Find a husband anl
wife who work together with the same
Interest Ih view, who are climbing up to
gether, who share equally In the profits
of their Joint labor, who talk things over
together and have an equal voice In de
ciding things, yet who allow each other
In their individual eapaclty personal lib
erty, and you have got a husband and
wlfo whose domestic felicity Is strong
enough to draw money on at the bank.
Furthermore, a man who has nny In
telligence tries to get along with the peo
ple with whom he deals. If he was al
ways quarreling with his partner ho
would know that the house was bound to
come to disaster. He would be aware
that If he did not exercise tact and
diplomacy toward hU clients that It was
a mero matter of time until the sheriff
sold him out. Women know these thing,
too, and there Is nobody who Is more
long suffering, and patient, and filled
with forbearance than the business or
professional woman who has to cajole
the men above her In order to hold down
Suppose these men and women, who
are so plausible and suave In order to
succeed In the'ir business, should apply
an equal amount of diplomacy at home;
suppose these men and women, who are
so careful to sidestep the little peculiar
ities of their customers, would be as
nimble In sidestepping the little peculiar
ities of their husbands and wives,
wouldn't they make matrimony aa great
a success as they do law, or medicine, or
the grocery business?
Yea, verily. Wo quarrel with those
with whom we live because we do not
think It worth while to keep the peace.
We say brutal things to them because
there Is no money In our pocket for be
ing polite. We wound them in their ten
der sensibilities because they can't get
away from us, anyway. We make mar
riage a failure because we are too Ignor
ant and lazy and careless to make It a
And tho shame Is on our own heads. It
ought to be Just is much a reflection
upon any man's or woman's ability o
be a bankrupt In domestic, happiness is
a bankrupt In business. And It will he
when we take marriage out of tho
amateur class and put It in the professional.
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Tho downward slope from tho front to tbo back
of tho hip drapery Is carried out In tho original
modol of an afternoon frock on tho loft.
It Ih mado of light blue satin, with silk and silk
veil. Tho bodice, of Bilk voll lined with white, Ih.
mado In tho broad kimono stylo. It la cut V
shopod In front and In edged with a broad band of
black velvet, forming a strap lino ovor tho (moul
ders. Tho sleeves, which aro unusually, lone;,, aro
gathered full and tight at tho wrists In a small
bracelet of voll, finished with a flounco of Arabian
A small crossed yoko of thin whlto goodB,
trimmed with a flounco of laco llko that on the
cuffs, forms tho front of tho bodice.
Tho waist band of block velvet Is so wide that
It makes not only tho bolt, but tho first tunic, en
Marriage the Basis of Civilization
Jy MUM. JOHN HAYS MAMMOND.
The growing tendency to sex laxity,
the Increased facilities for divorce, tho
crowding of our Institutions for the care
of defectives are causing the great
thinkers and educators of all lands to
turn their attention In the direction of
sexual ethics and education. Both the
modern stage and modern literature are
contributing a large share, to the ten
dency to undermine marriage and the
family, the very foundation and suiwr
structure of civilization.
Biologically, marriaga rests tin the
necessity of the union of two half lives
for the production of n new Individual.
The fact that the human Infant Is so
helpless nt birth constitutes the neces
slty of enduring marriages fr the pres
ervation of tho stKscles. Modern civil
ized marriage Is a pormarient legal union
of a man and a woman.
Marriage Is not only essential to the
preservation of the race, but it is the
social Instrument for the attainment of
the highest Individual moral develop
ment, the conservor or Intenslfler of
man's energies. In the language of
"Makes the rough gentle, ami It af
fords the most reflnttl the best oppor
tunity of proving their, quality. It mukt
be Indissoluble, for it brings so mueh
happiness that all Isolated unhapplness
sinks by comparison Into the background.
Human life is so built up of sor
rows and Joys that It Is Impossible to
know how muoh u husband nnd wife
may owe each to the other. It Is an in
terminable debt, which can only be paid
Rarely even In happy marriages do we
find two people, polled together with
out any maladjustments Very few nre
capable of great love. It Is because of
the existence of these maladjustments,
th concrete defects and weaknesses of
human nature that, society lays such
trcBH nn the sanctity of life-long mono
gamy. Nevertheless these maladjust
ments aro tho soli In which may bo de
veloped the beautiful fruits of self sacrl
ltce. generosity, forgiveness and for
bearance. Augusto Comtc. the great French phil
osopher, saw clearly tho value of legal
restrictions to divorce. He said:
"Our hearts are so fickle that society
has to Intervene In order to keep In
check all the vacillating caprice which
would otherwise cause human existence
to dvgeuerato Into a series of aimless
and unworthy experiments."
Indissoluble marriage I believe to be
the greatest of all the educational forces
for the development of human earnest
ness. The bonds of marriage are a strong in
centive to the preservation of chivalry.
Tho protection and support of wife and
rhlldren keep alive the spirit of chivalry
In the heart of a man. The true woman
Is as rioh In chivalry as man Is In
chivalry. Hho protects her husband from
his own weakness, is tolerant of his
shortcomings and draws out and de
velops that which Is best In him.
Instead of encouraging divorce we
should seek to avoid those things which
may lead to it I believe that one of
the reasons for divorces Is that through
the storm and stress of modem business
life In tho florceness of professional
competition and the dust of social traf
fic, theie Is to llttlo of common Interest
and dally adjustment betweon man and
wife, with the result that, when In mid
dle lifo the leisure of success comes. It Is
found that love has lost Its savor and the
affections have flattened out. The man
and wife have drifted apart In currents
of thought, ambition 'and pleasures. They
have pussed the years when they should
circling tho hips. Undor it thoro Is a second tunlo
mado of bluo silk slightly wired, and completed at
tho horn with a narrow piping of black velvet.
The underdrcBs is of chnrmoueo, slashod to tho
knees and drapod up on each sldo with tho fullness
drawn to tho front.
Tho effect In tho back Is that of a double pan
nier with pannlors over tho hips undor tho wired
Tho very modlah evening wrap on tho right is
cut on tho fashionable and comfortablo kimono
lines. It Is draped In front and Is trimmod both
on tho bottom horn and on tho high cuffs with a
wldo bending of velvet. A broad collar of white
fox covers all tho upper part of tho wrap front and
back. Tho wrap Is lined with a citron-colored
satin. , OLIVETTE.
havo been molding each other's char
acters. Instead of facing the situation bravely
nnd setting about tho serious business of
mentnl, moral and physical readjust
ment, they often allow themselves to fol
low the line of lease resistance and to be
attracted by some one who seems to have
tnme points of affinity.
Hooray! Baby To
Rule the House
No Longer Do Women Fear The Great
est of All Human Blessings.
It Is a Joy and comfort to know that
those rmirh-talked-of pains and other dls
tresies that are said to precede child-bear
log may easily be avoided. No woman need
fear the slightest discomfort if sho will
fortify herself with the well-known and
time-honored remedy, "Mother's Friend."
This Is a most grateful, penetrating, ex
ternal application that at once softens and!
makes pliant the abdominal muscles and
ligaments. They naturally expand without
j the slightest strain, and thus not only
banish all tendency to nervous, twitching
spells, but there Is an entire freedom from
nausea, discomfort, sleeplessness and dread
that so often leaTe their Impress upon ths.
The occasion Is therefore one of un
bounded, Joyful anticipation, and too mucbj
stress can not be laid upon the remarkable
influence which a mother's happy, pre-natal
disposition has upon the health and for.
tuns of the generation to come.
Mother's Friend U recommended only ton
the relief and comfort of expectant mothers,
thousands of whom have used and recom
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Atlanta, Ga., for a most Instructive book on
thU greatest of all subjects, motheihoed.
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