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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1914)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
$ By Nell Brinkley
Copjrlnkt, 11. lnternallonit Ntwt Pri!r
"The Journey of Life"
Every Woma Should Hive, Xer Own Existence and rut Xer Own Sphere
as Wistly as Bhs Know How
THE BEK: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1M4.
Her Ideas ot life and pleasure" and duty
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Copyright,, 1914, Ijy Star Company-
As we speed out ot youth's sunny station
The track seems to shine In tho light,
'But It suddenly, shoots over chasms
Or sinks Into tunnels of night.
And tho hearts that were bravo In the
Are. filled with repining nnd fear.1?
As they pause at the City of Borrow
Or pass through the Valley ot Tears.
But the road of this perilous journey
Tho hand of the Master has made:
With all Its discomforts and dangers,
Wo need not bo sad or afraid.
Paths leading from light into darkness,
Ways plunging from gloom to despair.
Wind out through the tunnels of mid
To fields that are blooming and fair.
Though the rocks and the shadows
. surround us,
Though we catch not one gleam ot the
day, Abqve us fair cities are laughing.
And dipping white feet In some bay.
And always, eternal, forever.
Down over the hills In the West,
The last final end of our journey,
There lies the Great City of Rest.
TIs the Grand Central point of all rail
ways, All roads unite hero when they end;
Tls the final resort of all tourists,
All rival lines meet here and blend.
All tickets, all mile. books, all passes.
If stolen or begged for or bought,
On whatever road or division.
Will bring you at last to this spot.
If you pause at the City of Trouble,
Or wait In the Valley ot Tears,
Be patient, the train will mqve onward
And rush down the track of the years.
Whatever tho place Is you seek for.
Whatever your game or your quest,
You shall come at the lost with rejoicing
To the beautiful City of Rest.
You shall store all your baggage ot wor
ries, You shall feel perfect peace In this
You shall sail With old friends on fair
AVlth joy and delight at the helm.
You shall wander In cool fragrant gar
dens - '
With those who have loved you the
Arid'' the hares that wore i lost In life's
Vou shall find In the City of Rest.
A woman writes: "I wonder so much
if I am good- enough to go to heaven
when 1 pass out of this life. I so hope
I am. The great longing of my heart has
been for a happy
home life, but I
havo never had a
real hoinc. Fate
has been rather un
kind to me In that
If this woman Is
dally and hourly
doing all she can
to ' mako every
place u home, and
to g'.vo the homo
spirit to each house
she occupies; It sho
Is making htr own
like and sympa
thetic to eveiy ono
who comes near her, then she may rest
assured she will find a home such as
a he has longed for when she leaves the
body: and that will be heaven.
There Is no regulation heaven any more
than there Is ono regulation manner of
life on earth.
Take the very good, simple, kindly
farmer's wife, whose whole joy of life
lies In preparing food for her household,
and in attending tho church, and in re
tiring early and rising betimes, and place
her In the home ot the duchess of Marl
borough, In London, and she would be
very miserable, indeed.
How to Make the Best
Cough Remedy at Home
A Family Sstpply sit Small Cost,
sad Fully Guaranteed.
Make a plain syrup by mixing one
pint of granulated sugar and pint of
warm water and stir for 2 minutes.
Put 2 ounces Of pure Finer (flftv
tents' worth) in a pint bottle, and fill it
up with the Sugar Syrup. This gives
fou a family supply of the best cough
lyrup at a saving of $2. It never spoilt.
Juke a teaspoonful every one, two or
The effectiveness of this simple remedy
is surprising. It seems to take hold al
most instantly, and will usually con-
?uer an ordinary cough In ,24 hours,
t tones up the jaded appetite and ia
just laxative enough to be helpful in
a cough, and has a pleasing taste.
Also excellent for bronchial trouble,
bronchial asthma, Whooping cough and
This method of making cough remedy
with Tinex and Sugar Syrup (or
strained honey) is now used in more
homes than any other cough syrup.
This explains why it is often imitated,
though never successfully. If you try
it, use only genuine Plner, which is a
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of Norway white pine extract, and is
rich in gualacol and other natural
healing pine elements. Other prepara
tions will not work in this combination.
A guaranty of absolute satisfaction,
or money promptly refunded, goes with
this preparation. Your druggist has
Tinex, or will get it for you. If not,
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sJudicious use of Advertis
ing Brings Big Returns
are wholly different from those of tho
duchess. Yet both are good women: both
ore filling their sphere" hero on' earth as
unselfishly and wisely as. they know how,
and both will unquestionably go to
hca.ven when tucy pass, on; but tholr.
heavens will bo unslmllar.
Yet, no doubt, they will bo less un
slmllar than now, because the fanners
wife has often wished for more of tlls
earth's goods, wherewith to enlarge her
sphere of usefulness and tho duchess has
no doubt wished, for a simpler Hf.o and
simpler joys; and so both havo made
corresponding, changes, in the heavenly
mansion not built by hands.
The woman, who longs for a home and
tor love as its keynote. If sho has sent
out love vibrations to all the world, and
envied no, woman who had more, than
she here, but rejoiced, in all the blessings
which have fallen to the sharo'.'of, others,
sho wilt surely find her mansion wait'
InK. Arid she will enjoy It artd the society,
ot those she loves" until it is, time, for,
her to pose- on to other regions in- tho
worlds beyond,' and to reincarnate again
and return to earth: where, no doubt,
she will then be given tho home life in
a material form.
The- "fate" which sho says has been
unkind to her was only her old self in
past lives, where, she failed to appreciate
homo life 'and domestic affection.
For as wo sow we reap. Ctherwise
thero would bo no Justice in the universe.
A great religious teacher tells ua there
nre- four Important steps In self-Improvement;
the self-Improvement whiqh will
enable us to build good karma for the
future, (good causes, and therafore good
Observation- of what Is going on about
us, accurate observation, will enable us
to gain health and longovlty and to sleep
People who Hee, hear and understand
tho dolly happenings of life accurately
aro very rare.
Discrimination Is another quality- to
bo cultivated. We must learn to dis
criminate between our needs and our
desires, our wants and our necessities;
between our physical tool tho body and
our master mind. Tho teacher tells us
this will develop the intellectual soul and
give spiritual life new impetus.
Devotion Is another Important factor
In our growth.
, To let no day pass in which' wo do not
turn our thoughts reverontly to higher
powers and Invisible helpers, and give
thanks and love to the Creator for our
blessings, and ask, tor more light- and
greater opportunities for usefulness"..
Then comes the fourth step persistence
In. all these- things. X
When wo use continuously all these
four ways of self-dovelopment, we are
equipped to build our heaven here on
oarth and in the. world to come.
Three Women and Their World Lessons
By ADA PATTERSON.
They are not pleasant stories I will
tell you today, my readers, but I hopo
they will be as good for you In the read
ing as they were for mo In the watcning.
Alt reached their climaxes In the recent
There was tho
weman who tried to
kill herself. Sho
was a woman In the
early forties who
had been pretty
nnd who would still
bo attractive had
not her face grown
so hard, her eyes to
cold, her voice me
tallic; all symp
toms of a harden
She had never
worked In her life.
As a girl she had
been supported too
luxuriously, living beyond her father's
means. As a young matron she had
plunged into extravagance, alienating and
nearly bankrupting her husband. As' a
divorcee she had lived as a spendthrift I
and in dubious ways.
During the holidays she had tried to
kill herself. Brought back to conscious
ness she said life bored her. She promised
to avoid another attempt at suicide pro
vided she could find "some entertain
ment." If she found nothing to amuso
her she would try to shuttle off again
and the next time 'she wouldn't bungle.
That night she went to a tango ball, re
turning' home In high spirits.
In this big hurrying world, with work
crying out to be done and other work
crying out td be better done, with shoul
ders bent by their burdens and hearts
aching with their hurts, a, woman tried
to die because she could not find any
thing to "arausa" her.
Another woman did the work of self-
extermination better. The Janitor found
her with a gas tube In her mouth, her
face livid, her eyes staring. Five years
ago the woman had been slexed with n
fancy to go upon the stage.
The fancy became an obsession. That
she was the beloved wife of a good hus
band, the mother of three bright, healthy,
beautiful children, that she had a good
home and many friends, weighed not at
all In the scales.
Un, up soared the end of the life scales
in which she had placed these, and down,
down, a that which had the only real
weight to her, went her ambition to be
come an actress. She left the home and
the husband, the children and the friends,
and came to New York. Of course sine
he had a few thousand dollars she found
an unscrupulous manager who was will
ing to "star" her. Ills mental reserva
tion "as long es your money lasts, you
foci, ' he kept to himself unt'l later
Eros and he, you know, ia that hard-working youuf,"
gentleman who has long ago discovered and drank from
the "Well at tho World's End" where bubbles the water
of Eternal Youth Is a great fellow to hold forth on tho
tffaira- of Men and Maids; ho lectures; he's written
books; cook books full of strange recipes; and bo's eveu
dabbled in making up menus for young people, rich and
poor "What to eat on Tuesday; what to eat when tho
pay envelope-IB flat and hungry-looking," Just like tho
magazines now-a-day, don't you know? And this is his
She went on the road with her company
that laughed at her behind her back. Tho
audiences laughed but more openly, but
tho woman would not learn the lesson In
that laughter. Sho went back to New
York, besieged dramatic offices for five
By FRANCES lu (JARSIUE.
What, Mother, Is meant by a "houso
party?" I read of It often theso days.
A house party, Child, Is ono where
the hostess has to worry about sheets,
as well as tubltfcloths., ?
What, Mother,, is a compliment?
It is that gentle art.,, My Child, that if
used with nicety as a, handle will open
What, Mother MVno',' Is ambition?
It is a praiseworthy hopo and desire,
Child, to do great . things, Every one
la well supplied In youth, but it dwindles
away In time like' a cake dfsoap, so" that
by the ttmo a man . 1b TO ho can't re
member that he ever had any in the tub
with him. x.
Advice to tlie Lovelorn
By BEATRICES FAIRFAX,
Ask. On? of the Otbrr tJIrU,
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 19 and In
love with a girl of tho tamo age. 1 do
not speak to this girl, as we havo never
been introduced.- I have known 'her for
ovr a 'year, but Jt seems we aro never to
meet. Ohce in a while when I seo her I
smile at her and she smiles also. Would
you Kindly aaviso me how 1 could meet
her without flirting, us I know, a few
girls with Whom, she Is acquainted.
C. IT, M.
An Introduction should be easy to se
cure since you have mutual friends. Ask
one to introduce.' you, I am pleased that
you respect her too much to attempt to
Hlrt with her.
Sot If Yon Truly f.otr.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 2i and deeply
in lovo with nina eight years my senior.
I am very tall and thin, and as my
sweetheart is very short nnd stout, we
look so ridiculous together . that our
frlendfl pass remarks about us. Do you
think this would affect our love? I do
not think I could live without htm.
E, H, U
If you love each other as you should
nothing your friends say will make any
The site of a man's brain and heart, my
dear, means more than physlcul stature.
It Would Or Suicidal.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 1 and In
love with a young man two years my
senior He hus asked me to elope with
him, as he knows h's father would object
to Us msrrylng a poor girl Would It be
r.ght for me to do so It , T,
years and as tho holiday time, a happy
tlmo to most hearts, was paying Its cheer
ful visit to the metropolis, the womnn
who had given everything for nothing,
and who knew It at last, was crushed
by the realization.
"I Intend to kill myself," she -said to
tho janitor, who seemed to be her only
acquaintance In tho great apartment
house, where neighbors live as aliens, en
acting the drama of life on the other side
of tho partition of but never speaking
to each other when they meet in the hall.
"I didn't believe she'd do it," said the
janitor. Tho husband and children she
deserted never speak of her, not even
since the news came in a laconic tele
gram which they read in silence.
"While ono stands, ten thousand fall"
were tho dying words of another wreck
of one whom nature had designed to be
a good woman, wife and mother.
They havo taken her back to the home
frctn which she ran away seven years
ago. She had found her home town hum
dtum. She wanted to see Uio garish
splendors of a great city, For a brief
tlmei a few months at most, she was
seen on Broadway In sumptuous gowns
and blazing Jewels, nut soon she drop
ped out of Eight anad one who set out
to find her located his unhappy quarry
In a miserable room bestowod upon her
In charity by the wife of a saloon keeper.
She .was wearing a ragged frock and a
pair of men's shoes that had been thrown
Into an alley.
Three women and their lesson to tho
world. You have already guessed their
Icesoii. The beginning of their downfall
was selfishness. Its progress was in
weakness, the Inability, or unwilling-
news to turn luck when they found' they
had taken tho wrong road. Girls en
trenched in your homes, In honest work,
In upright principles and thoughtf ulii'ss
ot others, stay behind these kaa behind
a barricade, llctter the ao-calJqd "nar
row" H to than deaths such as, theirs.
Cot a small package of Hamburg
Breast Tea, or as the German folks
cal It, "Hamburger nrust Thee," at any
pharmacy. Take a tablespoonful of the
tea, put a cup of boiling water upon
it, pour through a sieve and drink a
teacup full at any time. It Is the moat
effectlvo way to break a cold and cure
grip, an it opens the pores, relieving
congestion. Also loosens the bowels,
thus breaking a cold at once.
It Is inexpensive nnd entirely vege
table, therefore harmless. Advertise
pet reclpo for a great feast when Poverty slta loafing
beside a young couple's hearthstone, when thoy are up
to their adoring eyes In love, when thoy aro very young
"Bread and cheese and kisses." Kisses for dessert!
Now Love that same Eros, alias Danny Is my side
partner: he sits on my couch on a wildcat skin every
day of tho year and mixes Into my work; IiIb own fnco
gets Into It; he tells tales out of school to glvo me Ideas
of how things go with chaps and girls tho wldo world
over. I like him; to I'm not cynical about him or any
Jealousy on the
RV WILLIAM GRAY.
Actors and actresses of all grades are
admittedly the most generous people In
the world. Strangely enough, at tho
same time, almost without exception,
they are deadly jealous ot one another.
The green-eyed monster Is responsible
for much misery and unfairness in tho
profession, and I have often marvelled at
I have In mind the case of a star who,
In singing a very tino number with
chorus and lighting effects, was assisted
by a young girl in the refrain. The lat
ter was a light and a very graceful dancer,
and she worked well up to her principal,
thus contributing largely to the success
of the Item.
Tho star's mother was "In front" at
the first performance, nnd immediately
tha curtain descended she rushed to her
"Oh, my dear, you must not permit it.
That girl draws all attention from you,
Hho's lovely and she must be suppressed.
See the stage manager at onco about It,"
That official was called to the dressing
room and heard the star's "complaint."
Five minutes later an ambitious little
chorus girl was sobbing bitterly at the
back of the stage. She had been told
her work was excellent but that In futuro
she must not do her - best because her
best easily overshadowed the star's ef
forts. If there Is anything to choose between
them T think Jealously exists more among
the ladles and gentlemen In musical
comedy than Is the caso with vaudeville
folk. The spobbery usually starts with
the management and Is slavishly copied
by every one down to the chorus,
I know one West End theater whom
the following notice was once displayed
at the stage door:
"Notice Ladles of the chorus are re
quested not to notice Mr, on tho
In their turn the "show ladles" fre
quently decline to talk to tho choruif
"girls," and onco I was present at no end
of a squabble between three of the
chorus over a line that one )( ihem ial
been given to speak. Each claimed It
had been given to herself, and as each
of the young ladles bore a striking re
semblance to the others tho producer
himself had a hard task to decide which
of them he had originally chosen for "the
Lady Ilolyrood and Dolores are Hi
two star lady parts In that delightful
musical comedy, "Florodora." There has
always been troublo between tho ladles
playing the two characters as to which
of them should tako precedence of the
other. In one touring company with which
I did business relations between the nc
tresses became so strained as a result of
this never-ending controversy that tho
traveling manager wrote a full report at
the matter to the head office and asked
thing ho bollevos in! But although with all my heart
and head I try to think with Lovo and all his ttomabeca
that caresses aro dessert enough somehow my fancy
goes a-wajidorlng off and sallB around, and around, and
straight to pumpkin pie; or English plum pudding with
sauce rnado of brown sugar and butter and rum flowing
over 11; or home-made apple pie with nutmeg' Inside and
whipped cream outside! Kiacs for dessert make u
pretty picture but wouldn't you like It bettor to havo
both? Me I dol NELL BRINKLEY.
A few days later a notice was affixed
to the callboard stating that Dolores wns
inn principal part in the musical comeuy.
Tho actress playing Lady Ilolyrood Im
mediately handed In her resignation.
The actor-manager and tho author nro
very Jealous of one another, Tho latter
Is always accused by the former of giv
ing too much "fat" to his other actor
friends In the company, and the author
Invariably thinks nnd says that his
patron's acting Is on a lovel with that of
an Italian organ grinder's monkey.
I onco got a (tecp nt a letter from a
well-known actor-manager to an equally
Illustrious writer returning the MS. of
a new production with comments. It
read something like this: "You don't get
me on early enough. I must make tho
big entrance, not . So-and-so has too
much fat. I don't want to be on In the
sixth scene. Put there. Cut - 's
pnrt. That bit of dialogue will do for
me." The letter went on at great length
In this strain,
The author got 'the better of it, in my;
opinion, when Jie'-. replied: "I .herewith
return your check.- You want a mono-,
Jogue not a play."
There are always heaps of Jealousy In
all theaters and music halls renectlng
tho way everybody la billed. Seldom 1b
I think it Is generally known by tho
public that In all contracts thero Is a
claiife which' reads: "The management
will bill tho artiste In type the size and
nature of which they deserve to, them
selves the right to decide." Despite this,'
overy week when new bllllmrs and noun
paper advertisement!, matter la issued,
there is an eager rush by every one to
scan It, Then you hear comments llko
"Hilled me llko a chorus girl. I won't
stand it." "Classed with the pictures.
am I? Well, I won't go on," "Urcat!
Scott, I'm not good enough to mention'
now," "She's bigger again this week,
It's nice to be a friend ot tho manager."
Comedians are easily tho most Jealous
men in the world at pantomime time.
Their first endeavor Is to appropriate thq
star dressing room in the theater, irre
spective of any claims the lady principals
may have. When a three-cornered fight;
has been fought between the manage'
ment, tho ladles and themselves about the
distribution of "gags," "I won't feed,
him," Is an expression frequently heard
rhich means that one fun provider dis
tinctly declines to lend himself to work
ing up n scene In order that his partner
may speak In the line or lines that ulti
mately get the big laughs.
It is only human nature to feel cxulta
tlon In "getting your own .back." My
friends of both sexes are adepts at this
1 once raw a, Bweet, fur-clad creaturo
go up to another in the wings at re
hearsal and heard her murmur; "I hear,
dear, that you aro to be my understudy
Then I saw the ono spoken to wince as
sho cooed back an affirmative. The un
derstudy was getting twico tho salary of
tho principal on this occasion. Both
women knew It, but the principal had an
old scorn to repay, nnd BOt before the
wholo company, she seized this opportun
ity to put the othor "In her place once
and for all."
Tho musical conductor ot a theater
onco "got oven" with the star, ttn ar
rogant Individual, who modo life Ho man t
for himself at the expense ot every cne
It was a gula night, nnd Great things
wore expected from tho singer. To overy
one's surprise he failed lamentably to get
his top notes and left the stage, in chilly
Nobody could understand It except the
singer and tho orchestra. They knew
that the orchestrations had b?en- trans
posed half n tone higher, manlnst it un
comfortable for '.ho linger right throush
the melody, nnd nt tho finish an Impcs
slbillty to reach tho top notes that-i.su-ally
brought tho uong to a conclusion.
jiy siocit or anecaote on this subject
Is wtfll night InexluuttlMo. .1 liava 'writ
ten enough to show that the -path ot I he
successful "pro" may5 look, rose strewn,
but thero-are many hlddsn thorns to
dodge. In' learning to avoid turt for
himself tho old stager has to trample
down nil comers.
It seems to bo a case of In the thea
trical world more than most ethers kill
or be killed!
Sage and Sulphur
Darkens Gray Hair
Brush thia through faded, life
less locks and they become
dark, glossy, youthful
Hair that loses its color and lustre, e
when It fades, turns gray, dull and life
less, is caused by a lack of sulphur in
the hair. Our grandmother mad up a,
mixture of Sags Tea and Sulphur to
keep her looks dark and beautiful, and
thousands of women and men who value
that even color, that beautiful dark shad
of hair which Is so attractive, use oply
this old-time recipe.
Nowadays we get this famous mixture,
by asking at any 4 ug store for a H
phur Hair Remedy, ' which darkens the
hair so naturally, so evenly, that nobody
can possibly tell it ha been applied.
Besides, It takes off dandruff, stops
scalp Itching and falling heir. You just
dampen a sponge or soft brush with it
and draW this through your hair, taking
one small strand at a time. 3y morn
ing the gray hair disappears; bat what
delights the ladies with Wyeth's 8(L
and Sulphur is that, besides beautifully
darkening the hair after a few applica
tions, It also brings back the glow and
lustre and gives it an appearance-of
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