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TITE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1013.
Onprrlfht, 1MJ. Intrnttlonl NVws Srrlc.
By Nell Brinkley
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Olivette Describes Two Recent Paris Styles.
Two little members .of the feline family both soft and fluffy, with! oyed both tho mildest of comrades for three hundred and sixty-four
velvet paws and a passion for being petted both baffling and bright- days of the year and a scratchor on tho threo hundrod and sixty-fifth.
In this costume on tho loft Pnrls pays' romln
lscont tribute to Its "chuntlcler." The hat of drapod
taffeta, anight high on tho left side, suggests n
comb and the flurlng tunic curries out tho chan
The bodice is a kimono blouse of black taffeta
with a long-fitted alcove. It opens over a vest of
whllo silk under fine Vulenclennos luce and is fin
ished by a shawl collar of black velvet. Tho cuff
and tho wldo banding on tho tunic are of black
ribbon velvet. Tho skirt is ulso of black velvet and
is cut plain on rounding linos with Its slight fullness
caught In at the height of tho knees.
With the completing touch of a black velvet
coat, tho smart woman will find this a most useful
u iid attructlvo afternoon costumo for tho winter.
This pleasing nfternoon frock op tho right for n
young girl 1b initio of white silk with flowers of old
pink. Tho bodice Ih n crossed kimono, trimmed
with u fichu of old luce.
Tho Bleovo, of olbow length, is ended with a
foiinco of pluin tulle. Tho holt Is a simplo ribbon
In tho light pink shnde, with chrysanthemum of tho
unino color, giving a stunning finishing touch! ( The
skirt, which is gathorcd at tho waist line, Is crossed
In front. OLIVETTE.
On the Life Hereafter
There is No Death Other Lives, Other Realms, Await One of the Great
est Teachers of This Was Emanuel Swedenborg. : : : :
' By ELIjA "WHEELER AVILCOX
Copyright, 1913, tar Company.
A man who says ho Is a great student
and that has studied all the religions,
urges mo to be "sensible" and discon
tinue writing- or talking about "God" or
"heaven" or "fu
He Bays all these
which people, of In
tellect must aban
don, or resign all
claim to Intellec
tuality. This man Is, of
course, an egotist
of the rankest or
der. He Is so
blinded by his self
conceit that he
cannot sco truth.
Ho Is llko an In
dividual who sits
holding his own
photograph close to his eyes and says,
"There Is no universe, no sun or skies;
there is only this card on which I see
The perfectly balanced human belnar
forms ."ft complete triangle. Physically
strong; mentally strong, spiritually
strong; th'e three- natures are lm perfect
We find few such beings,- and conset
quently the world Is filled with those
who are In some respects dwarfed or de
formed. There Is the robust athlete, whose
prowess lies In the- physical realm. He
had no't- developed his brain- or his spirit.
There Is the hysterical spiritual being,
who ,thmks only of the-world beyond and
perfects his mfhd'and his body.
ThS is the .Intellectual .giant, .who. has
a stunted body and no spirituality, or
ulio has (wo sides of the triangle de-,
vcloped. body and mind, and only a
blank space where tho spiritual line
'o one of these Individuals is living
the life God wants man to live. Kach.
one must be sent back to earth in many
incarnations until he learns to make the
perfect triangle of himself, and then, be
lt seemeth suoh .a little way -to me
Across to that, strange country, tho
.And yet not strange, for it has grown
Tho home of those of whom I am so
They mako It seem familiar, ar.d-.most
Ah Journeying friends bring distant coun
when my sight is
the gleaming of that
close it lies
I seem to see
I know.! feel thoso who have gone from
Come near enough to oven - touch my
I often think but for our veiled eyes.
Wo would find heaven right round ubout
I cannot make It seem a day to drcd
When from this dear earth 1 shall
To that still dearer country of the dead
And Join the lost ones so Jong dreamed
I love this world, yet I shnll lovo to go
And meet the friends who wait of me, I
I never stand nboro the bier and ceo
The seal of death' sot on some well
But that I think One more to welcome
When I shall cross the Intervcnlog
Betwen this land and that one over
One more to make the' strange beyond
seem fair. ,
And so to me there Is no sting to death,
And eo the grave has lost its victory
It Is but crossing, with suspended breath
And white, set face, a little strip of sea.
To find the loved ones on- the other
More beautiful, moro precious than before.
lly correspondent may be a strong man
physically and mentally, but he Is
dwarfed and stunted spiritually; and be
cause he Is so, he thinks , there Is no
eplrltual truth In the universe! as the
man born blind might think there was no
light of sun or moon or star.
Fortunately there are hundreds of bril
liant minds ready to give tholr testimony
tc the contradiction of this man's sta
ments that earth and human life urt
accidents, and that chunoo rules all
things, and thut there is no life beyond
ins complete, he can pass on to other this life, and no realm bcyord earth,
work, In other mansions, In ether realms. One of the greatest men vho e.ei l, d
on earth, a great scientist, a great hu
manitarian a great scholar was Bweden
borg. And this man gavo up a position
and power and place among tho ambi
tious people of earth to devote his ma
ture years to telling tho world tho mar
vellous facts he had learned about realms
within realms and life beyond life.
When ho was dying at tho udvanccd
age of 83 ho was offered all the solaces
of orthdox religion If ho would say that
he had not heard these voices or seen
theso vlalona. "nut I did see and did
hear," ho replied. And thoso were al
most his last words.
Swedonborg'B opinions on politics or
science left no marked Impression on
tho world; very few pcoplo oven know
that ho was renowned In thoso days. But
Swedcnborg's great religious philosophy
Is tho comfort and tho strength of thou
sands of intellectual and useful human
Thore Is an' old Hindoo phrase which
He who knows not, and knows not that
ho knows not, ho laa ,foo!;( shun him.
He who knows not. and knows that ho
knows not, he. .la simple; teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that
ho knows, hejls asleep; wake him.
Ho who knows, and knows that he
knows, he Is wise; follow him.
Swedenborg was the latter. Ho was
the perfect triangle. Great in all ways.
There are thousands of other human be
ings living, and thousands who have
lived, strong of Intellect, clear of mind,
who have given to the world their tes
timony of absoluto knowledge of the
existence of Invisible worlds about us,
and Invisible helpers near us, Just as
travelers on our earth report different
conditions and different scenes In north
ern and southern and Arctic equatorial
locations. So the various seers observe
various conditions in the spiritual worlds.
There Is Just as much variety In these
reals as In our own, and each seer sees
according to his own powers of sight and
according to his own mental and spiritual
The architect, on earth, who Is ab
sorbed wholly in buildings, takes a walk
with an artist who cares only for na
ture, and ope returns unable to tell any
thing ubout tho plants, trees, flowers or
r c.iery bat c erythlng about tne style
of houses ho has seen; while tho artist
has not oven noticed a house, but is
filled with facta concerning the land
"cape, tho streams, tho trees, tho verdure.
Precisely so with tho man who has the
open eye in spiritual realms. I know a
quiet, Industrious business man, respected
by his fellows, loved by his associates,
who seeks neither glory nor riches, and
who Is ever ready to Bervo his friends
or his enemies with good deeds. This
niuu has the open eyo and ho Is privil
eged in being ablo to see tho invisible
realms and tho invisible helpers who move
about among us. Naturally possessed of
tho clear seeing eye, he has developed
tho power of tho "initiate" by hlrfh
thinking, and living, and preparation.
There aro a few such on earth, and to
meet and talk with them Is to gain a
great spiritual uplift.
Without a faith In other states of ex
istence, this life at Its brightest and best
would bo insupportable to a finely or
ganized and loving soul. The sudden cal
amities which befall dear onos, the sor
rows and tragedies which come Into
every llfo, would make this brief earth
a gluiBtly Jest were It not that wo know
It only an one room In our Father's
mansion, and that wo are to enter other
rooms, dressed lu other bodies, after we
have passed from this.
Other realms, other lives await us.
Earth Is but ono of many spheres
through which we pass.
We shall meet and recognize those wno
were our spiritual kin, In these other
Vital, deep, beautiful affection can
Only ephemeral loves die with death.
Ambition for worldy .honors, enjoyment
of wholly physical pleasures and all that
Is based on selfishness and avarice
eventually dl with the body. They con
tlnue for a time after death, because
they have fettered the spirit and pre
vented It from progressing at once. They
make the spirit earthbound for a season,
but after a tlmo the spirit gains Its,
knowledge of hlgtier Ideals of happiness
and goes on to the various heavons and
from thoso higher heavens It lu allowed
to come at times to earth to sustain and
uplift and help those who remain.
There is no death. Thero are no
Garrett P. Serviss Writes
A CVBXOUB MENTAL DISEASE
By OAIUtETT P. SERVISS.
Here Is a story of tho strange effects
of tho telephone upon the nervous system
and mental state of a woman. From this
story It Is possible to learn, or guess, a
great deal about
theso curious bodies
of ours, with their
five limited senses,
and their Impris
oned minds, for
needs a thousand
sonsos would not
suffice I get tho
story at socond
hand from two
A young married
woman, ' 25 years
rather delicate, but
mentally very Intelligent and very culti
vated has developed a singular form of
what tho physicians call "telephonopho
bla." Whenever the telophono bll rings she
Is taken with a kind of mental anguish,
resulting from the stito of uncertainty
Into which she Is Immediately thrown as
to who the person can bo that Is calling.
8he becomes so paralyzed by this state of
mind that usually sho Is unable to answer
the call. In case she does tako up tne
receiver and put It to hnr ear sho Is
seized with a violent oppression In the
head and a fluttering of tho heart. Her
voice falls her, or, If she succeeds In
making any response to what she hears
over the wire, it Is In altered tones, and
In broken, disconnected words. This re
sults from tho fact that her mind Is
continually distracted by thinking ubout
the person at the other end of the line,
and wondering what that porvon really
thinks of her.
Physicians accustomed to study tho
mental aberrations of their patients will
find nothing very wonderful In this story,
which simply offers ono among many
examples that might be cited of the
curious ways in which new Inventions
react upon the human organism. It Is
not unusual for people to be urvously
JHdlsturbed by the sudden ringing of a
dcau,-j . . .. ,i,ij, i. .,.,,, i.,inl.
a charade. peculiar to Itself becauso of
tho associations that It awakens In tlie
mind. "Those associations havo n certain
element of mystery about them. For
many persons, perhaps the .majority,
telephoning Is still a kind of scientific
magic, and tho voices of the wire vibrato
strangely on the nerves of tho hearer.
I3vcry Invention that comes- into gen
tuI t,se hus somo effect of this kind,
ind thus becomes an clement In tho do
elopn.ent of tho human race, for man
uy tho oxorclso of his Inventiveness Is
constantly chunglng his environment and
thereby directing the course of his own
Wo can seo what ono result of thin
self-lnduced- evolution will probably be
when we notice-the fact that tho nerv
ousness Inspired by telcphono calls, rustv
,ng automobiles In tho street and other
striking phenomena resulting from tho
progress of modern Inventions, usually
develops u mors or less complete paraly
sis of the will power. Tho nervous per
son who sees an auto speeding toward
him is seized with hesitation and Inde
cision. Ho cannot move, or ho suddenly
moves In exactly tho wrong direction,
bocause his perceptive faculties and his
mental activity are too weak or too un
certain to enable him on tho Instant to
form a sound Judgment of the situation
and dccldo what should be done to meet It.
Tho consequence must be precisely what
has occurred again and again in "nat
ural evolution"; that Is, evolution based
only on the slow changes produced by
nature's unaided forces, That conse.
quence Is tho gradual elimination of the
unfit, and In this case the unfit are In
dividuals of .weak wills and slow or mud
dled percepUvo power. The humanity of
the future, Just by vlrtuo of Its inven
tions' calling continually for more and
more rapidity of mental action, will be
characterized by firmness of will, quick
ness of decision, clearness of thought and
freedom from mysticism, and these quali
ties will bo largely the indirect gifts of
tho telephone, the automobile, the aero
plane, wireless telegraphy and the hun
dred other concrete form In which, hu
man Intelligence has crystallized Itself.
The world spins faster and faster; It
Is already going at a dazing speed which
duujits thq fajpt-jiearted, and the slo.w.
of thought, Out those who rldo with t
In futuro will have to think faster still
and hold the reins with heart and will of
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