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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1914.
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Make the Years
Woman s Thoughts
The Amusing Adventures of a Shy Young Man
No. 5 Ho Finds Some Things Are Too Good to Last
By Stella Flores
They Have Accumulated
"Visdoni Power, Health,
Beauty, Wealth and
Happiness; Wrest These
Copyright, 19H, International News 8ervlce.
Groat Consolation of an
Imagination in Marriage s
Why Widows Wear
Veils Tho Pity of
Virtues from Them
Loving a Dog
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Just as you think of tho years, just as
you make use ot them, so will bo their at
titude toward you.
Realize, first of all, that you are greater
than the years;
greater than time.
creater than Eter
nity; because you
are nart or me
vast cause which
made them all.
Realize next that
tho years have ac
power and knowl
edge of health,
beauty, wealth and
that your part lies
in winning from
them the laws gov
erning these things.
So long as you
regard time ns a cruel monopolist who
will wrest from vou nil vour dearest noi-
Asslons and give you nothing in return,
ou aro preparing the way for such fears
nut It rests with you to- mako tho
years generous and benevolent instead
of grasping and cruel.
The years may be compared to droves
of iylld horses. If you fly In terror before
tWn they will trample you, under their
i, dui ii you lame anu.narness mem
y will carry your chariot to the sum
mit' of success.
'.Again we may think of them as adepts,
and masters; dwelling in the temple ot
fe, ready to Impart their wisdom to
those who come reverently to them;
those who bring patience and faith In
the search ot eternal truths,
It lias been tho custom ot the foolish
world for ages to think, talk and wrlto
of beauty. Joy and happiness as per
taining only to early youth.
This same foolish and mistaken world
has educated women in the idea that
each year, after her first scoro, comes to
her as an enemy a highwayman bent
upon robbing her of all she holds most
It has taught man to regard as a lim
ited one his period of mental and physical
prowess; and so theso false and unwhole
some traditions have helped to hurl the
race Into premature decay and death.
The wise individual faces each year
with expectancy and courage, mingled
with reverence, yet with an inner con
Expectancybtn'ewterevelatlons of life;
courage to mei ihale ver comes; rever
ence Xor tho accumulated -wisdom which
the years carry; and"a( sense of "superior
ity through the'kno.wledgo that mankind
Is the highest expression ot the' creative
power yet evolved, and thepoisessIon of
a thinking brain and a loving heart, place
him In the rank with the lords of ths uni
verse. On her birthday morning every -woman
should talk with the year which Is com
ing as with a friend who Is crossing her
threshold to bring her gifts. Let her
say;. "Oh year, I welcome you. Let me
come close to you; let me walk beside
.sou and listen to all the secrets which
pou keep In your great soul for my shar
ing. You can teach me the divine laws
of health, beauty, peace, usefulness and
consequent happiness. You can teach me
order and system in all my ways. You
can impress upon me the power which
comes through tho exercise of patience;
the strength which results from cold
rains- and bitter fronts; me pleasure
which lies In giving of my county to
others, and the dignity and pride which
accompany the preparation of beautiful
anil' appropriate apparel for each season.
"If I breathe your pure airs, if I live ac
cording to those natural laws which
govern you, If I accept the spring, the
summer, the autumn, the winter ot life
as perfect expressions of God's bounty,
then I. too, may grow In beauty and
charm and opulence as tho year grows.
Yqu have come to teach me these truths;
you have come to help me, and I will be
richer and happier from your associa
tion.. And I will be able to understand
your laws of perpetual rejuvenation and
to illustrate them."
Kach man should welcome tho year
which adds maturity to his life as a
teacher who has come to instruct him
in power and knowledge of the deeper
meanings of existence. Ho should ex
pect to grow in strength and worth and
to make a nobler example of his life
with tho passing of each twelve
Tnoc.e who face the years with such
resolutions, und who determine to be the
recipients, not the losers; In their en
counter with time, will find life growing
richer ond more interesting ns they pass
om early youth into maturity and from
maturity Into the still larger field of
v.slon afforded as they climb the western
For the last earthly journey Is not a
descent, but a climb, for those who take
It was a seven days' wonder that Bob at last was calling on a girl. Ho
found her one afternoon, all alone, taking enro of her friend's baby while she was
out. She had seen him coming Just soon enough to send away the crowd of youns
folks that were there. But one of thorn had spied Bob, too. She made Bob hold
the 'baby; to. his great consternation-. He had never hold one before. It was really
quite wonderful in Its way, and after the first panic ho looked at It more carefully.
Just when ho was beginning to half enjoy tho tiny marvel of softnoss,
and as Orchid that was the girl's name was noting how his lashes matched tho
baby's in length, and that his eyes wero quite as blue, the crowd came back. A
snicker from behind the portieres revealed thom; t "'
"That wasn't funny!" B,ob' flared, " ..,,'',.'
"I didn't ask you to come, nnywa y," sho replied, her cheeks scarlet. And
neither" knew that tho other was sorry two seconds later. ' i
By DOROTHY DIX.
Sympathetic women aro the world's pin
cushions. It Is strange that tho woman who prldea
lierself on always speaking the truth
sn seldom tells any
thing hut ntl un
For a woman to
bo without some
ono to lmto makes
her almost ns lone
some as td be with
out some one to
more to spile their
enemies than they
do to graltfy their
There aro so
many women In
the world who aro
pure gold with a
wear volls to hldo their grief. Other
widows cover their faces with veil's to
conceal their Joy.
The test of a woman's cloverness con
sists In never letting her husband find
out how clever she Is.
Our husbands respect us for our vlrtures
and admire us for our strength of charac
ter, hut they never lovo us so woll as
when wo arc making three-ply Idiots of
Men Judge women as a whole. Women
Judge men by an Individual, and both
standards of measurement arc wrong,
When Ood mado woman he gavo her
Imagination as a consolation prlie, so that
she would never have to see her husband
and children as they really are1. '
A woman's definition of a true friend
Is another woman who will stand for the
stories about her children's smart say
ings, with retaliating by repeating what
her Infant prodigies do and say.
Many a neglected wife ot a rich man
tries to smother tho ache In her breast
by piling point lace and diamonds on it.
Tho only happy women are those who
have genius for little things and an In
natloblo thirst for small beer tattle.
Bomo of tho choicest Jewels In many a
wife's collection were bought by her hus
band for her with conscience monoy.
In the strange schemo of Justice It Is
the bad women who avenge the wrongs of
the good women. .
Only fools laugh at a woman lavishing t
tier affection on a dog. The dlscernlnt
weep at the spectacle ot a heart 'so poof ,
that It has nothing but a Mrnb brue U
toll from the years Instead of paying It.
Wo should not talk ot going down Into
the valley of death or old age.
We should stand upon the summit of
a hill from where we behold the world
we have traversed and the shining peaks
of the world beyond, whither we are
Expect much of the years. Then set
yourself to work to aid those years In
giving you what you expect.
The Real Cause of
Most Bad Complexions
It Is a stern fact that no truly beautiful
complexion ever came out of Jars or bot
tles; the longer one uses cosmetics the
worse the complexion becomes. Skin, to
be healthy, must breathe. It also must
fxpel, through the pores. Its share of the
body's effete material. Creams and pow
ders clog the pores, interfering both with
elimination and breathing. If more
women understood this, there would be
fewer self-rulned complexions. If they
would use ordinary mercollzed wax in
stead of cosmetics, they would have nat
ural, healthy complexions. This remark
able substance actually absorbs a bod
skin, also unclogslng the pores. Kesult:
The fresher, younger under-skln is per
mitted to breathe and to show itself. An
exquisite new complexion gradually peeps
ouC one free from any appearance of ar
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nightly like cold cream, for a week or so,
washing it off mornings.
To eradicate wrinkles, here's a marvel
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Got His Start
y REV. THOMAS H. GREGORY.
It was at IJedr, 1,291 years ago, March
25, 623, that the prophet delivered the un
answerable argument to those who we're
striving to belittle him.
At the head of 303 ot his black-eyed
A r a b s he pitched
Into SCO other
Arabs, who were
foolish enough to
call him a "hum
bug," and when he
got through with
I them they wero
not even humbugs
they were non-en-
titles.. The un
believers were ut
and after the cold
steel argument at
Uedr every denizen
of the desert looked upon .Mohammed
not only with respect, but with all be-
coirlng veneration .
Bedr cleared the way, and seven years
later Mecca fell and the Caaba opened
Its unresisting gates. Lord of Mecca, the
camel-driver stood supreme, and from
the roof of the temple the Moudhlm
cried out: "There Is no god but Allah,
and Mohammed Is his prophet."
As It by magic there sprang Into
existence an Arabian nation: the warring
tribes were united, the thousands of
Idols suddenly propped out of sight and
the mighty personality of Mohammed
fused the hitherto discordant fragments
Into a living and harmonious whole.
And then a wonderful thing happened,
a thing so strange that even today,
twelve centuries afterward, we have not
ceased to be astonished by it. An ob
scure country, esteemed by the civilized
world as being beyond Its boundaries, a
savage desert Inhabited by wild nomads,
Inspired by the words of a Poor camel
driver, rises up anl threatens the con
quest of the earth! Ied on by the
lieutenants of the prophet, they reduce
th3 followers of Zoroaster to a few
scattered communities, Invade India,
tread under foot the ancient Brahmins
and Buddhists, wrest from Christianity
almost the whole of her eastern pos
sessions, subjugate with llghtnlng-IIke
rapidity Egypt and Africa, and, crossing
the straits of Gibraltar, established them
selves In Sprain and Southern France,
from which vantage ground they pre
pared themselves for the conquest ot all
Europe when, as fortune wlls, they are
stopped at Tours by the mighty hammer
of Charles Martel.
It there is another page In history ltKe
this Is has not yet been discovered. And
it was all the logical outcome of that
little bruah at Badr between the J,2W
wild Arabs ot the desert
New Mystery on the Moon
Professor Pickering's Discovery of Strange Changes Going on There May
Point -to It's Being Inhabited
The Girl Wi h the Chronic Blues
Two Actual Photographs of the Moon Taken with the fir'nt Refractor of the Lick Observatory, Showing Klmmnrt
Where tho Strange Change Are Taking Place
By GARRETT P. SBRVISS.
There Is something new on the moon,
or It It Is not new It Is newly discovered.
If It should turn out to be an evidence
of the existence of life in the lunar world
it would rank as one of the most sen
sational discoveries that astronomers
have ever made.
An inhabitant of the moon would be
a hundred times more Interesting than
an Inhabitant of the planet Mars, he
cause his world Is a hundred times
nearer to us. A wireless telegraph sig
nal would go to the moon In n little over
a second and a quarter, the moon Is
the only world outside our own where
mountains, valleys, sea bailns and vol
canoes are visible to us.
Now let us turn to the discovery thut
has Just . been made. It Is tinnounced
by a bulletin from the Harvard college
observatory, and It relates to observa
tions made by Prof. W. II, Pickering at
the Mandevlllo station of that obsehva
tory. Prof Pickering Is one of the as
tronomers who have long suspected that
If there Is no other kind ot life on tho
moon there Is "at least somo form of
vegetation1, His latest discovery, how
ever, seems to be concerned with some
thing else than vegetation.
The immediate object of his observa
tions Is what Is usually called a ''crater,"
but which would be more accurately de
scribed as a "ring-mountain," In the
northwestern quarter of the moon, close
to ths shore line ot the drled-up lunar
sea named the Maro Crlslum, or "Sea of
Crises." This crater, or ring-mountain,
has long been known In lunar geography
under the name of Blmmart. It about
twenty-five miles In diameter and en
closes a flat plain, or circular valley,
having a small hill in the center, while
the precipitator mountain-ring rises at
one point 10,000 feet above the floor of
the little valley. This mountain wall
shines with singular brilliance In sunlight
Blmmart will be seen with its name at
tached on the accompanying lunar chart.
In January, 1913, Prof. PlcKerlng noticed
that the Interior of Klmmart was extraor
dinarily bright, so much so that he called
attention to the fact In the great astro
nomical Journal, thp Astronomlach's Nach-
rlchton, and on the following March it
had become relatively dark, anil this
derkneas continued all through the re
mainder of 1913, and also through January
of this year. In February, however, It
began to brighten, and during the earlier
part of the present month of March Its
brightness has persisted, although up to
March 10 It had not bcome as brilliant
ai it was In January, 1913 .
Now, what causes these changes, and
what are those brilliant object ? Is thers
something alive in Klmmart or Is nature
playing pranks there all by herself?
It does not follow that the moon Is
as full of life us the earth Is, and the
phenomena of Elmmart may have noth
ing to do with' any Inhabitants there,
But It there are Inhabitants on the moon
It Is hardly possible that they could re
semble any of the animals dwelling on
tho earth, and for that very reason It
might be exceedingly difficult for us to
recognize their existence by any effects
which they might produce upon their
surroundings. As to seeing them di
rectly, there can be no hope of that
until telescopes are made a hundred times
moro powerful than any yet construed.
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
A young man wltcs mo!
."I am 20, and am showing affection for
k girl one year my Junior. I think a great
deal ot her. Every time I call at hr
house we have long conversations on dl
ferent subjeots, and she always seems lo
Sve In a pessimistic mood. Every time I
take a walk with her she Is always telling
of how downhearted she Is and disgusted
at life, telling me many times that lite Is
not worth the living. Now, I love this
girl, and I can't seem to bear such talk.
How can I keep her from speaklnr so
hard about life Evry tlmo 1 bring up
a different subject she changes It to say
'What Is life?' She Is always saying she
knows no change In her life, and that the
older she gets the worse life seems to
What can you do? Vou can thank a
merciful Providence that you found out
the girt you love Is a dismal raven before
you married her, and had to hear croak,
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Slip Nhnnlil nay "
Dear Miss Fairfax: Is It proper tor a
young girl to buy her wadding dress, or
should the young man make her a pres
ent of it? A, w.
The girl should buy her own clothes, of
course. It would be very Improper for
her to accept anything so personal from
any young man, though ho may be her
.Not fln IIr Keels It.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I uii 16, and for the
last year have known a young man two
years my senior, with whom I kept com
pany up to seven months ago, when we
had a quarrel and parted. Now we speak,
but he doesn't seem the same, as he Is
always throwing up to me what happened
in the past, and treats me very coolly at
times Dons ho care for me or not?
A. E. a.
He U so unfair, and shows such an
unpleasant tendency to cherish a qrudge,
that I hope, for your own sake, you will
cast him out of your heart.
croak, croak all your life. Evidently sh
has no troubles now beyond the ttnlglnary
tones that come to pessimistic youth. With
marriage and years there will come
troubles that are real. Can you Imagine-
her wall and whine" In those days? My
dear young man, It Is women like she who
drive men mad.
That Is what you could do. Thank a
merciful Providence that you escaped, but.
being In love and hopeful, you don't want
ito escape. You want this girl for your
wife with this fault cured. '
I inite a leai irum onuKcspcarc, me
greatest student or human nature the
world ever knows Jllend "Taming of tho
Shrew," and ponder while you road.
Then call on this somber-souled girl and
groan when you hand her your hat, and
from that moment till you tako your de
parture do not admit by look or word that
thire ever was any sunshine In the world,,
or that there ever will be,
Get to tho task of .abusing life before
she begins, and make your walls and
sighs and moans and groans so deep, so
profound, so mournful, that In comparison
her plaints will be only the muttering be
fore the storm.
Regret the day you wore born; Ions for
the cold tomb in every breath; strew
with ashes the path from the cradlo to
the grave; express distrust of your
friends; deprecate every ambition, and,
In short, spatter black pant and trim
with the habiliments of woe every sub
ject that comes up. Don't do this oc
casionally, but always. Let your face re
semble that of a hired mourner, and your
talk sound like the wall of a lost soul.
Make her know you feel like a grave
that Is forgotten and all sunk In, out
groan, outmoum, outwall and outweep
her; surfeit her with gloom, and she will
long. oh. how sho will long, for the days
when you laugt-ed and -thought life a
pretty sweet thing, and well worth while.
If such tactics do not cure her, bestow
your love elsewhere, for, take it from
me, my dear young man, thero is no fate
In lite worse than to sit opposite a raven
three times a day and hear croak, crook,
It Is such as she that makes life not
worth the living.
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