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Bang! Goes ;
Resolution No. 1
So love found him singing even the first day after Now
Year his first and soberest resolution all gone to potl For
tho biggest ono he made, (ho one ho pottndod tho table on, tho
one he confided to his dog and crossed his heart on, and signed
his name to was: "This year I am companion with dog and
man. Girls are taboo! Not a feminine creature, with her
coaxing ways, her soft eyes, will I havo about mo, or will I oven
Copyright, 19101, by Elward J. Clode. ,
Whon the fourth bag was disposed of
In the dark recess of the scullery lie
paused for an instant to listen. There was
not a Hound. Throush the window, lie
could dimly discern the roof of the de
serted liable oppoalts. He bent again to
the tank of packing tho i fifth portanteau',
and was placing tn It -the la'u'-pnrcd of
cr aud diamond, when some of the
heavy contents fell through 'one end
where the drugget wrapping had been
Shaking the package 'on the floor aa a
grocer bents down the content ol
ougar bag, he picked up the fallen specl'.
mns and put them In, ono' by one. A
large lump of ore had fallen 'apart when
it dropped. lnlde there .waa- a huge
kernel, a rough diamond quite aa large
aa a hen' egg-
Philip ,smlled a he recalled his boait
to Isaacstcln. lie examined the atone
critically and realUed that If It were
flawless It muit be one of the marvel
of creation. Without experience any
positive motive he slipped' thU unlqhe
peclmen Into hi pocket, and went on
with the reconstruction of the damaged
At taat he finished. The portmanteau
waa lying on the floor, when tho thought
occurred to him that he might have
avoided the flurry and trouble of carry
Ing these articles Into the scullery It he
had nailed a couple of yard of his drug
se't across the window.
It was not too late even now to rec-
LaGrippe and Colds
InlAGrt pjpe and Colds, AnU-'kamnla(A-K)
Tablets are unexoelled, they top the
pajnt, sooths the nerve, and bring the reit
n greatly needed by nature to restore the
system to heaJta. Physician 'bay uif d,
tbete tablet for over twenty yean, in tbe
treatment of cold, fever and la grlppe.and
bara found so ether remedy more useful la
tbete conditions, Antl-kamnla Tablets are
to inexpensive, so pleasant to take, so sat
Utaetory ia their results, and so useful In all
coadlUos where there Is pain, that A-K
TMiew should always be Kept la the bouse
for tk time of need. Many of our ablest
9h rstcJa&s ofctata perfect results In las none.
ad eaMs.by elsanslag the system with Ep
oasUor"Actolds". very good csUisr
tie, pwMlaw Mm y4Jent oa limited diet, and
a4Bisdterla oa A-K tablet every two or
three iKMsr. TbU.trtaient will usually
break a the worst ce la m day or two,
waste la aimr e, sm and comiort loi
lew 4ot laassedtaiely. These tablet are
lea tMseslld for Neuralgia, Rbeumatlo
ufla. The fln of Women, Indigestion
Ctmnim A-K TmHett Wr A M mark.
P, S.A'K Smlet hr 3rt:
tlfy this defeat. He glanced at the win-
uow to ascertain now much material lie
should cut off; and saw a face an ovll
brutal, auspicious faco peering at1 him
over the top of the curtain.
A, DECIB1 VK UATTI.K.
It would be Idle to .deny, that Philip
wa ktartled by tho' slgjit No braver or
more resolute boy breathed: ' but the si
lence, the myatery the gloomy aloofness
of Johnson's Mews--lent sinister aspect
to an apparition formidable enough un
der any circumstances, but absolutely
threatening arid full, of danger to one
situated as he at. that momenta
He never remembered seeing Dip man
before. Not that thl repellent physiog
nomy was of a typo to be soon forgotten.
A bullet head with prominent "bloodshot
e.eln ntrong, cruel Iniouth, a huge nose
badly broken a certain strength' of char,
uctor tn feature debused by drink and
criminality these were tho token, wrjt
legibly on the countenance glaring In
tently at the boy from without.
The ftwo gnrrd at each other for an
appreciable- time. The man's face wan
dered from Philip's faco to his costume,
and then rested on the open portmanteau
st the boy's feet. Thero was n his ex
pression an air of astonishment a cer-
tcJn gloating bewilderment as of one
who had (tumbled unawares upon soma
object of uch potential value that the
finder could hardly believe It to be true.
lie wa thinking, wondering, debating
with himself. The goggle eye teemed to
see more than the brain waa Inclined to
riilllp, despite hi alarm, felt that tho
right course was to resent this Imperti
nent prying Into his affairs.
"Hello, 'you!" he shouted- "What do
The man grinned. He seemed about to
answer when he suddenly, turned his
head and looked down the yard toward
Instantly he swung lound and vanished
iiolsclestly, with the silent alertness of a
cat. for the boy heard no sound. Ho
simply disappeared In tho darkness, and
Philip- who knew every Inch- of tho
ground, realised that hi most unpleas-ant-vlaaged
py had not only dived Into
the further obscurity of tbe mews-whlch
formed a cul-de-sao but slin wa either
In his stocking feet or wore something
over hi boots to deaden any possible
clatter on the paving atones
Here wa a nice thlris-hls habitat dis
covered by some tramp or criminal l;ulk
Irg In the untenanted building markel
o 4 for the housebreakers within a few
Uiya. It wa too bad IJe a orcl
Here's to tho maiden of bashful fifteen,
Now to tho widow of fifty!
Hero's to tho flaunting, extravagant queen,
And hero's to tho lioiiBowifo that's thrifty.
Let the toast pass,
Drink to tho last);
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the' glaasi
Here's to the charmer whoso dimples wo prize, '
Now to the damsel with nono, sir;
Here's to tho girl with a pair of blue eyes, f
And now to tho nymph with but one, sir,
Let the toast pas3, ,
Drink to tho lass;
I'll warrant sho'll prove an excuse for
turn my head to look on. Not oven the ono who makes pies
like a dream (and I love p!6); not even tho ono who-listens to
all tho clever things I have to say; not one may tho kobolds
get her! For this your past she's scratched and nicked the
glosa of my heart something shameful.
"So hear me, Loyo, you rAscal, and Time, you white old
man; and you, you bnby-Year-nlnottn-fourtcon, girls are ta
annoyed that he had not thought sooner
of tho potentialities of tho window when
the interior of -tho house was Illuminated
by a candlo and it ruddy fire. How lone
had the man stood thcrn watching him?
Ho had certainly seen some portion ot j
me contents or tne last portmanteau.
iuu no aiso ntnesseu tne removal oi i
iiib outers io me paiury :
Philip's wcperlcnce aa a nowepaper
vendor told him that all London was now
familiar with his own personal appear,
ance, as well as with' the emblnncoand
value of his meteorlo, dlainondu. Th
white stone, the clump of Iron ore had
been described, minutely by clcvprw Jour
nalists, who iiipplomcnted Isaacsteln's
clear stnletncnt by fatal facts gleaned
from cnoyclppcdloR and Interview with
Moat probably thla man had read long
articles about mm, for the story was b
such as to bring watery curses to the
lip's of every nnllcs vagrant In the
kingdom, lndfod, the careful scrutiny
bestowed In tils face and clothes bore out
thla suspicion, Had he not changed hli
garments the stranger would have known
his identity beyond al question- As It
was. thti man wa puxxltd and disturbed
at the very moment he was about to say
something. What had happened to cause
hlin to run away? What had he ecn or
heard? Above all. how much did he
know of Philip's affairs?
Well, the door wa locked, and It would
be tolly to go out again that night. Tho
house waa absolutely unapproachable
saVo by the front. Philip resolved to re
main awake until daybreak. Q'ltrien'a
spade stood against the fireplace. It was
a formidable weapon, and he would not
hesitate to use It If forcible entry wa
attempted. He must alt quietly tn the
dark, listening for each sound, and
threatening boldly when he heard any
one endaorlng to open door or win
He elghed. for he wa very tired, but
tho vigil was Imperative.
He dropped the drugget and scissor
and bent again over the portmanteau
The packing operations might as well be
finished now. and, indeed, when the light
wa extinguished, it would be better to
keep away from the window, through
which a sudden thrust with an Implement
might do lilm an Injur)'.
Ho took bis discarded clothes and ar
ranged them on top of the last pa reels
of. ore and diamonds. Then lie reached
.'out for a small bundle of documents rest
ing on the 'hslr behind him. Intending
to t-'tve litem in a Utile rocket in the
flap whlci. already covered one-halt of
OMAHA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1G, 1914,
.For let her
"So fill up a
What a Man
By DOROTHY I)1X.
A man demand: . .
That a girl shall bo perfectly unsophl.
tlrntftri nnrl nsi ItriinrAnt am a bnba. of all
the ova of tne worW yet be ai,le t0 tate
lcaro 0r herself
(imjclil rjj 0j
Ji'lmt she shalt bo
a gay little butter
fjy, yet 'poaaos n
noblo soul con
cealed under hm
frtvpllty. -That she shall
babble Idiocies, yet
be capable of being
a real companion
to r!n Intelligent
That she shall be
a flurry ruffles,
whose clothes make
other women rub
ber, yet care noth
ing for dress, espe
cially after she gets married.
That her hand shall always be nice
and pink, and white, and soft, and squeex-
able, yet that she shall be handy with
tho cook stovo and the dish washing.
That she shall fall in love wlh him at
first sight, yet not be too easily won.
and give him a run for his money beforo
sho finally accepts him.
That sho shall ,be fire to htm. yet Ice
anu snow to an tne balance or the world.
A man demands ot hi wife:
That she shall be perfectly devoted to
hint, but that ahr shall never make her
love a burden to lilm
That she shall live only In his presence,
but that she shall not resnt his absence.
That he will be a clinging vine, but
At that instant he again heard foot
stepe.- Of course, a very few second
had elapsed since be first caught sight
ot the living specter without. The ideas
recorded at such length whirled through
his active brain with lightning speed,
just aa the knowledge now came that
the foottepa proceeded from the entrance
to thejnews and not from its extremity.
while their firm regularity betokened the
advent of some person who had no ape
alal reason to conceal his movements.
The boy listened breathlessly. The on-
comer reached til door, passed It. stepped
opposite the window, and then another
face peered over the curtain.
This time It was a policeman.
tTo He Continued Tomorrow
, Here's to the maid with a bosom of snow,
Now to her that's as brown as a berry;
Here's to tho wlfo with a face full of woe,
And now to the damsel that's merry.
Let tho toast pass,
Drink to the lass;
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass.
be clumsy or let her be Bllm,
ancient, I' care not a feather;
bumper, nay, fill to the brim,
And let us e'en toast ''em together.. ,
Let the toast pass, , .
Drink to the lass; ..
I'll, warrant she'll prove an excuse 'for the glass!
boo!" And BWr sighed.' "Safe, old man, un jout wisest New
But raBafaalTWTB .ore preelom vessels thai "break if ;n sax?
your Hagcr" at "eon. Arid .now, so boob Lore finds nillj so
singing this song at the top of the picture In pralae of
womankind.; planted among tho girls!
Lovo tip-toed along with this most precious Resolution; ho
that she will only festoon herself 'about
him, at such times and seasons as it Is
agreeable for him to act the part of the
That sho will be a good yoke mate, and
pull her half of the domestic load, but I suppoas you see a grate many 'iter
that while so doing sbe will present tho ' eating things in j ure travels up & down
appearance ot a gay little society but the country, aed Ma.
That she will be an t Intelligent human
being, but always defer to Ida opinion,
and accept hlsl point of view on every
That she-will be .of a true and loyal
nature, but perfectly wllllm tn siv un
Jpven the mother who boro her If he,
IdOean't happen to fancy hla nmthpr.l n. 1
That she will be a model of all th'
varumm virtues, nut possess enough
deviltry to always keep a man Interested,
That she will listen with rapt Interest
to anything he chooses to tell her about
ins arralrs, but that she wjll never have
curiosity enough to ask him any ques
tions. That sho will be as well dressed as
nthip ...I.... v.... . .
...v.. o mici, uuv bkdu no money
That aha will set a good table but run
up no grocery or butcher's bill
That she will be a 'good cook, but never
mell of th bitnh.n
That she shall have enough sense of
humor to laugh when he makes fun of
her peculiarities, but not enough to per
ceive hi eccentricities. '
In a word, men demand that woman
should be a fool, a sage, a lover, a prude,
a fashion plate, an economist., a cook,
a lady, a parlor ornament and a kitchen
utensil. That Is the reason so few men
are satisfied with their wives.
Hy CONSTANCE CLARKK. v
Time was when we were friends, the wind and I, when down the street,
Whirling In measures mystical, he dogged my hurrying Teet.
He breathed his love songs In my ear, and in his quickening breath,
That woke my toul to music was the easeful call of death.
But now he thunders in a voice that reeks ot naught but pam,
He clamors for admittance and his breath Is choked with rain,
And I, a coward, draw back afraid to battle with the strife.
Because the wind would woo me with the harsher call of life.
slid, carefully, eyes ahead, over the slippery ice of human Perseverance.
'Saints save us!" he
lk feet into the air and
'His first Resolution
"But It was a mostest delicate one, anyhow I couldn't get far
with it!" NELL BRINKLEY.
Little Bobbie's Pa
By WILLIAM P. KIRK.
Joe Drum calm to see us yesterday.
He Is a frend of Pa & he Is a bachelor
& he fays he always gits lonesome Sun
days eo lie calls on sum ot his married
frend, espeshully If they have children.
He Is a awful funny man, he toald mo
i about a hunderd stories & reeslted me
Sum Interesting things, sed Joe Drum,
& a lot ot things that are not Interesting
at all.- 1 get prttty tired of traveling
around the world.' So much of It Is tha
salm thltlg oavir. &. nothing Is so tire
I some as to see the alm sites oaver &
' mn-.r ,i.ni.
1 want to be a traveling man wen I
ffraw tin. I fnntri .him.
f v floutlt Vftll rtfi Atii Mlptar Tlrilm.
! Wen I was j ure age I wanted to be a
railroad fireman wen I grew up. I
thought, If I could ever git that far I
wud be happy indeed.. & I ued to think
I wtfd like to be a elevator man, too,
running a elevator up & down in a' tall
blldlng all day long. But we change our
ldees as wa grow oalder.
I always thought that wen I grew up 1
wud like to be a poetess like Ella Wheeler
Wilcox, sed Ma.
I doant blame you, sed - Mister Drum
1,ar" , 1 ot IadlM that WUd llke to b
' her P,ace- 1 thought once that r wu
l?lng t0 be PQet t00' Md M,8ter DrUm'
1 rotB two or three poem & took them
to' a friend ot mine that maiks his munny
rltelng poetry. . He red them oaver &
oaver & then looked at me & shook hs
tied. That Is all he did. He newer sed n
word, Jest shook his hed. So I toar them
up 4 newer tried aggenn. ,
Thay nilte have had reel merit at that,
sed Pa. I have rlten sum reely good
poems myself" & had them criticised un
justly. Ma looked at Mister Drum & latfed.
by internutlonnl News Service.
whispered and then he flipped his
gone!" he remarked over the pieces.
I understand, sed Mr.' Drum. 1 am
afrade that neether of us wud ever JiaYe
made a reel poet. I did think that ono
of the peeces I showed to my friend pos
sessed reel Iltery merit. I called It A
Fregmcnt & I honestly' beleeve It is the
shortest poem that Was ewer rote. This
Is- how It went:
, I seen (
That was certainly short, eniiff. sed
Ma. but the grammar Is not rite.
Certainly not. aed Pa. He shed have sed
I have saw
' a queen;. j
& then the rhyme wuddent be thaier
After all, Pa sed, thare are 'vary few
Who have any Idee how hard It Is to rite
a good poem. Lots of peepul think thay
can rite them, but thay git so sadly
disappointed wen thay show them to
thare friends that thay keep rlto on
selling' pianos or practicing law, or
whatever Mt" is tljay were meant to do
for a living,
Wei. perhaps It Is best that thare aro
so few poets, sed Joe -Drum. Kven th
good ones, "rite a lot of tripe now &
thpn. fe the wurld is crammed- with had
poetry, much raoar of It liad than goad.
I Shall' always think that my one effort
of merit shut! hey been printed, Iwwcver.
Which pna? sed Ma.
The one I 'menshuned, sed Joe Drum:
Comb Sage Tea In
Lifeless, Gray Hair
Look young! Common garden Saga
and Sulphur darkens so nat
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Grandmother kept her hair beautifully
darkened, glossy and abundant with
brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur. When
ever her hair fell out or took on that
dull, faded or -streaked appearance, this
simple mixture wa applied with wondtr-.
ful effect By asking at any drug tor
fpr "Wyeth' Hage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy," you will get a large bottl
of this ohtctlrr.e recipe, ready to ue, for
about cents. This simple mixture csb,
be depended upon to restore natural
color and beauty to the hair and is
splendid for dandruff, dry, itchy scalp
and falling hair.
A wall known downtown druggist sayg
everybody uses Wyeth'a Sage and 8uU
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evenly that nobody can tell It ha been
applied it's so easy to use, .too. Tou
Imply dampen a comb or soft brush
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gray hair disappears, after another appll
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