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    THE BEK; OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, llAY 27, 1914.
Worshipping King Cobra ?vj
A Startling Commentary on the Brutalizing Influence of Ancient Superstitions ami Uncorr
Garrett P. Serviss
Oldest Iuhabited Lands of the Globe
ected Ignorance in One of the
Seven Gods on a ltnlscd Altarplcco in Suutliorn India.
Look at the' photographs here of the
' strange sods In India, and then reflect
upon the fact that these things have their
uncounted thousands of devout' worship
ers now, even now, who we are apt
to think that the 'light of silence- and free
intelligence. has penetrated all parts of
the inhabited world. ,
Superstition and its mother, Ignorance,
have relatively lost ground, but still they
control, in the aggregate, almost as many
million, minds as they did a century Ago,
No man can find a better proof-of the
world's crying need of education, educa-
, " -Zf-V3" '
tlon in the broadest-nd -mwt . liberal
sense, not In any narrow sectarian sense,
than Is furnished hy a glance at these
pictures of what actually exists today in
southern India, ore of the oldest In
habited quarters of the earth.
Kneeling Before the Snake Goddess in Southern India,
highest mountains on the globe, like a thcedas. It taught the worship of nat-
great funnel, and that funnel Is filled ilrH objects, such ns the sky, the clouds,
and packed with humanity, tracing Its
origin back to the earliest recorded time.
The Hindoo people, according , to the
opinion of the 'anthropologists, are our
own blood cousins, belonging to the rool
stem, of the conquering and civilizing
white race.
They aro essentially Intellectual, but
their minds, more than those of the west
ern Aryans, have for ages been ghen to
dreamy methods of bought. Their
rel'gtous beliefs have acquired a charac
ter! which seems to our most practical
Intell'gcnco mystical, theoretical and
imaginative. Some of thelr-gods are re
pulsive (o us. and rather objects'of terror
and abhorrence than of religious senti
ment, as Christianity develops It.
the wlnas, the dawn, but later It becamo
more philosophical In Its teachings.
Tho tendency of the Indian, mind waa
shown by the development of the Hindoo,
or Brahmanlstlc religion, with Its wor
ship of things and forces In nature to
which godllko powers and qualities wen)
ascribed, mr-ritfcsts itself again In the
moro brutish forms of religion that" exist
along with It, and to which such gods a
those shown in the photographs are due.
That row of carved and decorated deities
consists of cryatallzed superstitions. They
are-the dreams of a disordered Imagina
tion made visible, and solid. You may
think that the Grecian marble Images of
Aphrodite (Venus), and of Jupiter (Zeus),
were no better, except that they were
beautiful Instead of ugly, but there was
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1I1C il UC I.I.UUVJ ICllhlUil la uiuiiiiiau- . MCUUUIU1 maiKnu " B J
Ism, Buddhism having almost d sappeared j n great difference in the thought back of
from the Indian peninsula Brahmanlsm ' them. The Greek's carved gods never kept
The peninsula of India hangs down from developed the great Sanscrit i lerauirc. ; h!s BOui in nonaago ana m mum ... -the
vast belt of tho H'malaya ranges, tho 1 represented by the sacred books called , tmce. They were purely symbols, while
Fashion I
Two Charming Stylos Fully Described
by Olivette So That You Can Copy Them
these repulsive Indian idols thrill tht
souls of their worshipers with a mystle
sense of some menacing power possessed
by the Imago itself.
India contains one of the most evil
creatures In the entire range of the
animal kingdom, the dreadful eobra-dl-capello,
the very Cham of venomous ser
pents, to whose fatal bite about
55,000 human beings fall victims every
year In Hindustan, as the annual eta
tlstlcs of the government prove! and it
Is but natural that the Image of this
fearful snake should find a conspicuous
place among the Idols worshiped by lh
Ignorant natives, Carved in stone, or
bronze, placedr upright against the front
of an altar, the snake goddess of south
ern Indls. with Its trembling worshipers
bowing down before It, with their faces
In the dust, offers -a type of human un
reason and Rbjcet superstition that
should act like a trumpet call to all those
who would help, however little, in the
great work of educating the world.
You Can Begin This
Great Story To-day
by Reading This
Prof. Crosby casualty encounters at a
suburban trolley station Mlzs Tabor,
whom he had met at a Christmas party,
both being bound for tho Ansleys. On
the way thes trolley is wrecked, near the
Tabor home, and there Crosby goes to
spend the night. After retiring he is
summoned and turned out, to find ac
commodations at a nearby inn, no ex
planation being given him. He en
counters Mf. Tabor in a heated denote
with a rough looking Italian the next
day, and learns the Italian Is one Caruccl.
Later at the Ainsleys he meets Miss
Tabor again, and they are getting on
famously, when Dr. Walter Held, Miss
Tabor'a stepbrother turns up, and carts
her off home. Crosby le warned he must
not try to see Miss Tabor again. He
persists, and Is Invited to accompany her
on a midnight trip to the city, where
they rescue Sheila. Miss Tabor's old
nurse, from the effects of an assault
committed on her by Caruccl, who turns
out to bs Sheila's husband. In escaping
from the city with Sheila, they have
brush with the police, but avoid being
detained or Identified. This gets the
newspapers Into the game, and one of
tho reporters, who comes closest to the
trail, turns out to be Maclean, an old
pal of Crosby's, who Is persuaded to sup
press the Tabor name, and to assist In
cleaning up the- mystery- In the mean
time Crosby has gotten Into the good
graces of tho Tabor family, has learned
that It Is Margaret who wedded Dr.
Reld, while he is In love with Miriam,
who answers to the family pet name of
Lady. He and Maclean locate Caruccl
working with a gang or graders near the
Tabor home, and manage to stir up
quite a row with him, when Sheila inter
venes. Crosby returns to the Tabors,
where he gets Into an Intimate conversa
tion with Mrs, Tabor, only to be Inter
rupted oy i.aay and ner father. As n
result of the conversation that followed
Lady is left with her mother, who seems
unduly excited, while Crosby and Mr
Tabor go to have smoke and talk over
the situation. Tabor explains that his
wife's health has been shattered since! I Rot out there, crossed over to the
the tlcath of a daughter several years local platform, and waited. When the
un&krabfo. 1 thVfourth
and thev asree that he must be gotten 1 car. Tho center seat waB cmptj, and I
rid of. Sheila is to help. Crosby goes
back to town and encounters MacLean,
who has dug up some Information as to
Caruccl. MacLean explains the situation,
that Is leading up to tho solution of 'the
mystery. It Involves a visit to u spiritual
istic sconce, which Crosby makes under
Maclean's guidance It devolopes the
medium pretends to produce the spirit of
Mrs. Tabor's dead daughter, tho wlfo of
Dr. Reld. Leaving the srene of the
seance, Crosby tees Caru-yi on the street
and follows him to a drinking place,
where the Italian meets -,v. Tsld and a
giant, and drinks are served for three.
It becomes apparent that Reld has a
scheme on foot, for Crosby notes that
Caruccl's drink Is drugged, whllt) neither
of the others Is drinking. A large roll of
bills Is handed Caruccl Just before he
collapses and Is carried out. The giant
comes back with the money and gives it
to Held. Crosby accosts Reid. and they
quarrel. Held has planned to havj
Caruccl ahnnghaied; Crosby meets Sheila
and tells her what has happened to her
husband. She tells him of the death of
Miriam Tabor and her Infant child, and
lays the blame on Dr. Reld, with a sug
gestion that Mrs. Tabor needs a priest
more than a doctor. While Crosby Is
puzzling over Sheila's story, he Is called
on the telephone by Tabor, who tells him
Mrs. Tabor has started for town alone,
and asks Crosby to keen track of her.
Crosbv encounters Mrs. Tabor, and goes
with her while she keeps an appointment
with the man Reld had twic taken
secretly to the Tabor home. After the
Interview Crosby takes Mrs. Tnbor to
the depot where he encounters ShelK
and to her he gives his charge On call
ing the Tabor home by 'phone, he gets
hold of Dr Reld, who seems put out bv
what Crotby learns. Crosby encounters
tho mysterious stranger about to enter a
train to go to tho Tabors, and follows
Now Read On
To Regain a Healthy, .
Girlish Complexion
Concerning the Identity of the Man
with the lllnrh Voice.
Seventy-ninth and Eighty-sixth streets
blurred past without a sign. Then a lit-
I tie beyond the latter I caught sight -A
jthe, local', and gradually we drew along-
side He wan still there, drumming Idly
on the window-pane with his white fing
ers, and looking disinterestedly straight
across at me. I had a momentary Im
pulse to conceal my face, until a re
If you would have a clear, fresh, girlish
complexion, one ounce of ordinary merco.
llzed wax will aid ynu in thin direction
more than she ves full of cosmetics. It
produces a natural beauty, completely ' n,r.,.T,A hnt he hurt never pn mo
absorbs a bad complexion, revealing the : mw? ' ? ? !
1.0 lor n nriuu.i w r eiarcu ai rauii uiuur,
pursuer and pursued, the one utterly un
healthy young skin underneath. Its work
Is done so gradually, day by day. that no
inconvenience Is caused The wax is np
rjlled at night, like cold cream, and re
moved in the morning with soap and
Another valuable re lUvenatlntr treat-
. .1.1. ... I I . Kn A . . 1 t
face In a solution of powdered saxollte, ;Mnet -sixth street or get off at Ninety
1 01. dissolved In 4-pt witch haze' 1 first and the chances were In favor of
This hOB a remarkable action in smooth- my finding him still In the train at
ing out the line and 'firming up U I vinetv. sixth
loose tissue. Advertisement -inei sixtn.
sought in vain among the passengers
thronging to the doors. Then I hurried-
back ahead of the crowd, and from be
fore the ticket window ran my eye.i
again over the platform to make cure.
Well, he had left the train at the last
tit a tlon, it was a question of seconds. 1
was in the street above In less time than
It takes to tell It, and swung myself
recklessly aboard it parsing south-bound
surface car, but a stream of trucks and
automobiles blocked the track; and be
fore we passed the next corner I Jumped
off and ran. Three blocks I went at the
top of my speed, my breath growing-
shorter at every stride. And then, nearly
a block away to the westward, I caught
sight of the silk hat against the redden
ing sky.
H was an easy matter enough to over
take the rnan. Ho walked along slowly
and rather heavily, glancing upward at
the numbers of tho houses; and presently
lie paused to verify an address in a
poeketbook. I might have spoken to him
then, but I hesitated for a pretext. His
name "was what I wanted first; and in
my Ignorance of the circumstances It
would be safer to settle one thing at a
time. Whll I debated with myself, he
went up the steps of a house near West
End avenue. Bines It was evidently net
his home, nothing could be lost by a lit
tle patient consideration; so lighting a.
cigarette, of which by now I felt con
siderable need, I strolled to and fro be
fore the house, .while 1 pondered my next
move. Five or ten minutes went by, and
I was on the point of ringing the bell
and asking who It was that had Just
come In. when the electric brougham
purred around the corner, with my friend
Thomas silting stolidly at the wheel.
At the moment. I happened to be nearly
at the other end of the block, and before
I reached the spot where the brougham
had drawn up my man had come out of
the house. I could hardly question his
servant before his faee. And the next
minute he had clambored In and driven
decorously away
I ran as far as the corner, looklnr
about In all directions for a taxlcab.
None was In sight; and to follow afoot
for any distance was, of course, Impos
sible. 1 should have to be content with
the number of the boroughs m and such
Information as Inquiries at the two
houses I knew the man to have visited
back to you In an hour. Where do you
He told me in ft dazed sort of tone,
and I was wavering on my way almost
before he had finished. The wheel ran
abominably hard, and was so much too
low for me that my knees barey cleared
the handle bars; still, It meant all the
difference between losing the brougham
altogether anrl being able to follow It
easily. All the wsy down to the fifties
It led me, and eastward beyond Madison
avenue, halting at last before h rigid
looking domicile whose lower window dis
played a strip of ground glass with the
legend! "Immanuel Faulus, M. D,"
Somehow, the name waa Indefinitely
familiar, as the face had been. I wasted
no time In surmise, but went straight up
to tho door.
"Was that Dr" Taulus who Just came
in?" I asked the maid She lookod me
over cautiously
"Who was it wanted to see him. sir?"
"He wouldn't know me." I said, "Jt'a
only that I have something which I think
he lost In the street."
The trick worked, as I had expected.
and a moment later my man stood before
me Identifitd. even to the shrill preoi-
slon of his voice with its tinge of German
I found this In front of your door,
doctor," said I, "and T thougfit you had
dropped It as you went In. And I
handed him my silver poeketknlfe. De
liberately he produced his own, and with
deliberate courtesy pointed out my mis
take. I thought as the. door closed be
hind me that there had been a glint of
recognition In his eyes, But the final
step' remained to take: and with an ach
ing swarm of suspicions writhlnr in my
brsln, I sought out o public telephone.
"Mac," I asked, "who and what Is Dr
Immanuel Paulua?" an! the answer I
had expected set the keystone upon a
whole arch of tettering reminiscences.
"Biggest alienist and nerve-shark In
town; blgggest In the country'. I, puesi.
He was the old guy slttln alone In the
corner at that spook-hunt D'you remember?"
(To be Continued Tomorrow.)
H&nnoton gabardine is used to dovolop this
delightful spring dress, on the loft, for the young
girl. And Hanneton means, in simple English,
"Maybug," which in nowlso detracts from the
beauty of the frock.
The kimono bodlco has a throo-quartor sleeve,
finished by a high cuff made of two bands of tho
material and trimmed with two horn buttons, and
undersleove of white linen, cherry-dotted, Is bor
dered by a softening edging of tulle. Deep, plaits
are 'laid over each shoulder. The same linen
makes a pretty rolled collar above a vest of the
linen and net.
At the back tho material is foldod Into a high
standing collar, and from this falls a straight
The belt Is of yhlto Icathor, fastened byi throe
buttons of cherry-colored enamel.
Tho skirt Is a ono-ploco model, straight at tho
back, and has an apron front formed of deep box
plaits. This study, on tho right, In black and white,
combines simplicity and distinction In equal parts.
The bodlco In a simple blouse of heavy silver
white faille. Two polriU of black velvet aro .united
to form the pointed revere, anj are held over the
shoulder by;rhlncstones. An ostrich feather band
borders the&o rovers, crossing tho chest In a
slightly lifted lino.
Tho skirt Is a ono-pleco model, draped up at
the hip line, to suggest the pannier drapery. Bands
of white ostrich foathers hem the gown, following
the ,llno of tho rounded train and the high silt at
olthor side.
Many charming color schemes will suggest
thonisolves silver gray with orchid velvet, deep
cream with American beauty, wheat yellow with
vanilla brown, or rose and old blue would be very
lovoly but for sheer charm wo recommend tho
combination of tho softest silvery Nile green and
a dull leaf green velvet.
If tho price of ostrich foather trimming Is pro
hibitive try fluted ribbon or a rucho of soft chif
fon. The shade of this puffing should always be
a soft pastel coloring or white, like the original
model. OLIVETTE.
Little Bobbie's Pa
Our teecher asked us to rite a essay
on Ambtshun & 1 asked Pa Just what
waa the meaning of the word Amblahun.
Dident yure teecher tell you? sed Pa.
No, I ed, she toald ua to look up the
word in the dlckshunary then rite a
essay on It. I cuddent find the dlckshun
ary In the Jlbary. I toald Pa, so I asked
Well, sed Pa, I think It wud be a gralo
deal better 1 you, let me rite j ure essay
for you, but if you think you can git
away with it yunelf. I will tell you what
the word meena & see how well you
handel the subjeck. Amblshun meens
deUrmlnaahun to make yureaelf bigger
& better thn you are at present. It
meens reechlng out, striving for sumthlng
that It not at present within yure reach.
It ! not alwaya a doeslrabel thing to
have, sed Pa, beekaus no less a man than
William Shakespeare sed onst, wen he
was talking to Oliver Cromwell In a
English gir mill, Cromwell. I charge
thee, fling away Amblshun.
Then Ma beegan to laff.
Where Is the comedy? oed Pa. You
are the comedy, sed Ma. Shakeapeer
might yield, Then a boy came by on a
conscious of the other. My train paseed I decrepit bicycle, and I caught at his
, forward with Increasing speed, while I
i counted the cars one two three he was
In the fourth. Either he must come Into
"Iet me take your wheel,'' I panted.
He twisted his face Into position for a
howl, 'Nonsense, kid, I'm not going to
teal It Look at me Here," I thrust a
bill into his hand. That's more than
your machine's worth, and I'll send It J
A long stretch of road 'neath a sky half asleep,
And the heart of a gypsy astirrlng In me
The call of the wild In the call of the deep,
The longing to know and to feel and to see.
To read In the stars with a catch of the breath
The laws of the Infinite, measureless, vast;
To feel through a life but the mystery of death,
To know In the present the thought of the past.
A road stretching Into the great faraway,
Pale stars still a-dream on an amorous iky,
The call of a bird wheeling out on the gray,
A chill In the breath of the wind rushing by.
A stir like the rush of a far distant sea
The birth of a day with the night scarcely gone,
The heart of a gypsy astirrlng in me,
The call to bo up end away with the dawn.
newer knew Oliver Cromwell. The Crom
well that Shakespeer merit In his play
was Cromwell the servant of Cardinal
Woolsey. Shakespeer made Cardinal
Wooltey say tfiat line to his servant
Deer me. sed Ma, you are getting thicker
with every passing year.
Well, sed Pa, be that as it may, I am
outlining to our llttcl son the reel meen
Ing of the word. Now go ahed, Bobble,
& rite, a estsy on the word Amblshun.
So I went to the llbary & thta la what
I rote.
Amblshun Is one of the noablest traits
of the human mind. Amblshun Is what
malks the soljer go. forth to battel. It
Is what bllds cities. It is what maika
grate blldlngs, grate ships & grate Indus-tries.
Without amblshun, man wud
he like a toad Inside a mass of stone,
neether abel to move nor caring to move,
Without amblshun Caruso wud still hava
been a Italyun laborer. Harry Lauder
wud still be & coal miner. Lillian Tlusselt
wud still have been Jest a nice, prltty
blond lady & the champion prize flter
wud still have been a gentleman,
Amblshun la back of almost our every
every move. It is Ambtshun that malks
us get up in the morning, It Is Amblshun
that sends ub to bed at nite, so we can
get a good nlte's' rest & be reddy for the
grato work that we have mapped out tqr
the next day.
H Is Ambtshun that aumtlme malks us
ferglt our fellow men, Jt that is the only
thing that wn can say aggenst Amblshun
It is called by different nalms, Sum call
it akeemlnc, sum call it coneeet. ball
players call It Ambler., & yet. after all.
every man ehud call it noabtl, for It is
tho foundashun of all that stands for
clvlllzashun & the glory of mankind.
Bobble, sed ma, I think that Is splendid
for such a yung boy. Tou have, a right
to feel proud of It.
I don't think it Is up to Bobble's
standard, sed Pa. He shud have let me
help him.
I doant know, I toald pa. The only
essay that you helped ma to rite waa tho
one. that my teecher sed' was not up to
my standard, Then Pa dident say any
What It Amounts To.
"I don't think a college education
an'ounts to a great deal."
"Don't you? Well, you ought to foot ray
boy's bills and see." Boston Transcript