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The Hedge of Hate
Modes of the Moment By Olivette
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1914.
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By LILIAN LAUFKRTV.
I wont to my garden ono sun-kissed day
To dip tho paths and smooth tho beds;
The leaflets of springtlmo wero all asway.
And tulips lifted tholr radiant heads. .
To keep tho grace of my gardon plot
I sot about It a high, greon hedge
For my neighbor's land was a dreary spot,
And It stretched In waste to my garden odge.
Rich fragrance scented tho warm Juno 'air,
Where blossoms fell and my garden grow,
And the hedges hold the border there,
And hid tho ruin I would not view.
But I know boyond the boxwood gate
There lay a tanglo with weeds o'ergrownt
And I rootod up all my hodge of hato, y
Bo my garden might be my neighbor's own!
ho! In the morning at rise of sun
I found my neighbor tolling there;
"If our two gordons bo as ono
Friend, it must all bo greon and fair!"
Tact, theBest Virtue a
Woman Can Display
By ELLA WHEELER WLLCOX.
CoDvrlKht. 1914. liv Tho Star HomDnnv.
mo I'aria papers have been discussing
the six 'essential virtues of woman. The
result Is somewhat amusing.
Economy Is placed first, with 1.130
votes: fldelty nnd
modesty cacn re
ceived 1,357; kind
liness received j.isj,
nnd maternal love
635. Cleanliness and
patience were last
on the list.
Here we have the
the men of France,
given by tlje news
paper votes, that
the . .' woman who
saves a man expense
stands higher In his
estimation than tmo
whof is faithful to
him.. A little
Infidelity they do not mind. If she. Is
economical In her financial expenditures!
Were I a man and knew women as 1
do (which would, of course, be Imposs
ible), I would wish a wife to possess tho
tlx virtues in the following ratio:
First of all, kindness. I would place
kindness first because the absolutely
kind nature could not fall to bo faithful
to Its highest obligations.
Fidelity would come second, an the nat
ural result of Innate kindness.
Cleanlness. too, would follow, as the
kind, womanly woman could not offend
or hurt her husband's feelings by being
untldy-ln any way.
By ELBERT HUBBARD
kind correspondent asks, me this:
"Do brilliant men prefer brilliant women?"
First, "disclaiming the" gentle assump
tion that I am brilliant, I say, yes.
The essence of
( marriage Js pom
1 panlonshlp, and the
z woman you race
across tne cotiee urn
every morning for
must be both able
to appreciate your
Jokes and sympathize
with your aspira
tions. If this Is not
so the man will
stray, actually, or
else chase tha ghosts
of dead hopes
through the grave
yard of his dreams.
Prettlness palls un
less It be backed
up by Intellect.
The merely clever
woman Is nearly ns bad as tho clever
man. All these people who carry most of
their goods In the Bhow window are
headed for Jobs at the button counter.
Dy brilliant man is meant, of course,
men who have achieved brilliant things
who can write, paint, model, orate, ,
plan, manage, devise and execute.
Urilllant men are but ordinary men,
who at Intervals are capable of brilliant
performances. Not only are they ordi
nary most of the time, but often at
times they are dull, perverse, prejudiced
and absurd. However, they are some
times right, and this Is better than to be
dead wrong 1 1 the time.
So here Is the truth: Your ordinary
man who does the brilliant things would
be oidlnary all the time were It not 'for
the fact lhat he Is inspired by a woman,
f Great thoughts and great deeds are the
ch'ldrcn of married minds.
When you find a great man playing a
big part on life's stage you'll find In
sight, or just around the corner, a great
woman. Head history.
A man alone Is only a half a 'man; It
takes the-two to make the whole.
Ideas are born of parents.
Now, life never did, not can, consist In1
doing brilliant thing all day long. De-
fore breakfast most men are rogues. And
even brilliant men are brilliant only two
hours a day. These brilliant moments
are exceptional. Life Is life to every
body We must eat, breathe, sleep, ex
ercise bathe, dress and lace our shoes.
"We must be decent to folks, agreeable to
friends, talk when we should and "e
silent wh'n we ofght
To be companionable-fit to live under
Parisians Seem to Think Economy Best,
with Fidelity and Modesty the Nest
Patience, also, would be an outgrowth
of a kind heart, and so would modesty;
and, lastly, the over kind wife would
look to her husband's best Interests and
seo that she was not extravagant Kind
ness of thought would act as the one
great quality needed In the world, In the
church, in the market. In the family
life today. Kindness Is tha ohlld of lovd,
and Its pedigree goes back to God,
Economy Is of questionable origin. It
may be born of prudence and thrift, but
It may be sired by avarice or born of
gred and Indolence.
It Is as often a virtue as a vice, and as
often a vice as a virtue. Whila waste
fulness Is always a sin, economy Is not
always a virtue.
The progress of the world comes, not
through saving, but through using.
Then would I add tact as one of the
essential virtues In woman. The tactful
ioman keps her house In peace and har
mony. She know how., to ' turn away
wrath by a soft answer. The tactful
woinan does no.t'.lntcud.e .upon. theLii'uiet
nour .ner nusoana nas reserved lor Ills
newspaper and his cigar "with conversa
tion which can be reserved for a more
agreeable time. The tactful woman does
not allow her great virtue of orderli
ness to become a nagging vice and drive
comfort before It from the home. The
tactful woman does not antagonize rela
tives or business friends whose good will
Is of value to the husband.' '
In a thousand ways, the tactful wife,
even with a tendency to over-generosity,
Is a better helpment for a man than
the tactless paragon of economy.
Yes, let us Include tact among 1!io
great virtues in woman.
the same roof with good people consists
neither In being pretty npr clever. It all
hinges on the ability t6 serve.
No man can love a woman long If- she
does not help him carry the burden of
life. He will support her fqr a few
weeks, or possibly year, then If she
doesn't show a. disposition and ability to
support him, her stock drops below par.
Robert Louis Stovensofi, the beloved,
used to tell of something he called
"charm." But even his subtle pen, with
all its witchery, could not quite describe
charm of manner that gracious personal
quality which meets people, high or low,
great or small, rich or poor, and sends
them away benefited, blessed and re
Ellen Terry, turned sixty, has It. The
Duse. homely, positively homely In feat
ures, rests her chin In'her hand and looks
at you and listens in n. wnv thnt xn.
jtures, captivates and brings again tho
Pleasures of past years.
t am encouraged and delighted when I
think of how women everywhere arc
learning to work, work with head, hands
and heart, preparing themselves to bo
the fit companions of men who arc able
to do brilliant things.
The work of woman's' clubs has been of
vast benefit to men. for It has cut them
out a pace. Woman Is no longer a doll,
a plaything, a leddybear; she Is the In
telligent companion of man and he must
prepare himself to be her companion and
There Is no vox In soul.
-Men and women must go forward hand
In hand single file Is savagery.
. V 1 1 1 1 . . . .
.t. ui 1111111 man is dependent on a
woman, and the greater he Is the more he
The brilliant man wants a wife who Is
his chum, companion a "good fellow"
to whom ho can tell, the things he
knows, or guesses, or hopes one with
whom ho can be stupid and foolish one
with whom he can act out his nature.
It' she Is stupid all the time ha' will
have to be brilliant, and this will kill
them both. To grin and bear It Is grad
ual dissolution; to bear It and not grin is
We are Just children In the kinder
garten of Ood, and wo want playfellow.
If a woman Is pretty I would say It Is
no disadvantage, unless she Is unable to
Rut plainness of feature does not pro
hibit charm of manner, sincerity, honesty
and the ability to be a good house keeper
aud a noble mother-
There are many degrees of brilliancy,
but as a general proposition this holds.
A brilliant man wants a wife who Is
t Intellectually on his wire ono who when
The rings up, responds. This Is paradise.
The. day of the white serge suit is almost hero, and it behooves the
well-dressed woman to provldo herself Tvlth one of these smart and
useful suits as soon as may bo.
Tho model we show you today, on the left, has two particularly
emart features that bring out tho good effect of its well-cut ensemble.
These two noteworthy features are tho short tunic and the waistcoat
girdle that is part of the chic little Jacket.
Tho little blouse coat Is laid Into tho girdle with four plaits on
each side and a broad box plait effect In tho back. Two buttons aro
set on the waistcoat girdle as well as wee crosswise pockets. Wide
pointed rovers flare back from the front of the coat, and the semi
fitted sleees are cuffed In black velvet to match tho incroyable collar.
On the blouse we see a returning old friend that has been out of
favor for some years it is the full-pleated Jabot.
Little Bobbie's Pa
By "WILLIAM F. KIRK.
1 am thinking of rltelng & sending two
dollars for this course of training, sed
Ma to Pa last nlte. This professor claims
that in thirty days he can cure plump
ness by mall & I need to reduce about
thirty pounds. You ought to reduce, too,
she sed to Pa. & I was thinking that wo
cud both git the lnstruckshuns for the
You mite as well save your two dol
lars, Pa sed. If you want to reduce, 1
can tell you Jest as much as anybody
that calls hlsself a professor. All that
have to do Is cxcerclse, Pa sed. That is
the way I am going to talk off my fat
this Spring. I am going out every day
& do roadwork with Dave pulllvan. In
one month. Pa sed, you will hardly know
me, I will be so thin.
Walking Is awfully tlre-sum, sed Ma,
that Is tho trubbel about reeduclng,
Everything that you like you can't eat,
& all tho work thay tell you to do Is too
You can malk It a pleshur If you will
do as I say, sed Pa. Look at all this
butlful country around us. Etart out
erly In the morntng & roam thru the
feedls. Pa sed. Talk along two sticks,
sed. Pa, one of them a large club Sc. the
"Why tho two sticks? sed Ma.
Talk the large stick along for bulls,
sed Pa, That Is what I always did wen
I went roaming thru the feelds. I always
had a large stick with wlch to battle p
hull If one calm my way, & I alwayc
took a small stick along to protcok my
self from bees. If a beo flew at me. I
wud slam him one with the small stick
& If a bul". taw my red necktie & got
gay. I wud let h'm have cno over ttv
lean with the b!g clu'.J
Nature Is so beautiful, too. sed Pa, &
at this time of the yeer you ought to
git out every day erly tn the morning.
It is then that the birds are singing
thare sweetest, Pa ted, & the llttel frogr.
ulonK tho brooklet's bank look up at
you with thare eyes swimming with
tenderness, You can stop here & thare
to cull one of Spring's fairest flowers.
That la good cxcerclse In Itself, Pa sed,
culling a flower. It tnulks you bend
oavor. You might eeven pick one now
& then, but culling them Is moar apt to
But If I go out & walk I git hungry A
cet moar, sed Ma. Then I git fat aggenn
Thare Isent anything to that nrgumcnt,
eed Pa, That Is the argument I have
herd a thousand lazy persons ute to
show why thay shuddent walk. It you
walk honestly & hard enuff, Pa sed, you
can eet anything you want to A you will
stilt git off a lot of super-flus flesh
That Is what Dave Sullivan toald me.
red Pa, & he ought to know.
I doant know, sed Ma, It has always
seomod to me that the only way onn
cud git off flesh was to talk sum kind
of a diet & sum kind of treatment. It
has always been a grate problem for
fleshy women how to get off the fat.
As the grate poetess onst wrote,
reduce, reduce, how can I reduce?
Once I was a chicken, now I'm fatter
than a goose.
Well, sed Pa, you Just git out & walk
& let Nature do the rest. Be a hustler,
like me, sed Pa, & then he went to sleep
In his big chair.
.Met hull In Her Murine,
"Why do you quarrel with your hus
band ho these days? Have you ceused to
' No. but tha cook enjoys It She llniers
I with us hoping to see a fight ' -l-onlnvllle
Tho ekirt is tightly lapped at the center front and drapes a bit at
each side. Over this is set a tunic that extends to midway between
hips and knees, with Its greatest length at tho back. This tunic fastens
at the loft side with two pearl buttons llko those used on tho girdle.
Slipping collar, abbroviatod sleoves and the black and pink of
Chinese embroidery carry out tho suggestion of a kimono in this after
noon frock of black charmeuse, on tho right. Tho blouse bodite fin
ishes its crossed rovers under three huge roses of dark bluo and green..
The lace that veils the sleeves Is of whito chantllly. A high oriental
girdle encircles the waist, tho hips and hides tho top of a long over
Bklrt of white chantllly crossed nnd bordered at the bottom by two
alternate strips of black tulle. Here again a touch of Chinese pink is
Introduced In the pipings that separate whlto tulle from black. Tho
underskirt of black charmeueo Is plain and round. OLIVETTE.
f Why Nebular Hypothesis is Discarded
By EDGAR LUCIEN LARK1N.
Question Kxactly what Is the nebular
hypothesis and docs It still hold?
Answer The original nebular hypothe
sis of I.u Place was that tho f.'ice now
occupied by the entire solar system
and far beyond was filled with "fire
mint," u hot gns This cooled, contracted.
began to rotate so fast that matter bulged
out over Its equator. Contraction kept
on. and tho equatorial mass was auan -
doned. and left as a revolving ring. In
the fuUncns of eons of time this ring be
came a planet, th first being Neptune,
2,",(KX),000, and so on to the last, Mer
cury. aj.CW.COO miles from the sun.
The sun now rotates in twenty-five j
days, but this Ifc not fast enough to give
an equatorial bulge like that thirteen and'
onc-half miles deep arount the earth's j
equotor. The sun Is exactly round. But;
this theory of I. a Place has no followers i
now, and v.tir that great mathematician
now ullve he would l-e the first to dis
card It. So, many new dltci vttl's nf up
turn's laws have been mad-J sh.cj l.id
death that It Is untenable.
First, raro gas In frigid space cannot
be hot. The great law of conservation
of energy, dlscqvered since l.x Place,
overthrows tho Idea of primordial cosmic
heat. And rings could not have bcon
abandoned, nor have consolidated Into
one planet each If they could have parted
from the shrinking sphere of gas.
The far more reasonable hypothesis
is the meteoric, first advanced by T. I scope, and tho largest, In the AV'orld's fair
Norman Lockyear and of late advocated I In Portland, wrlghed twenty-two tons,
by Prof, Chamberlain, as tho planltesmal Meteors are particles usually made of
theory. That I. all suns and worlds ( stone, Iron, and some aro nickel and other
whatever were made by meteors falling , metals. Bul If a star should fall the en
In. And th piocew Is In ft state of ac- t're earth would be destroyed In one se
tlvlty now, but In a far less degree, forjond of time.
meteors still fall on earth. And when a
hugq sun hud formed. It attracted worlds
out of space like the earth. Mars. Saturn.
etc.. and balanced them upon regular
orbits between centripetal force and
poslte centrifugal tendency.
Question Is there any proof that such
a continent as Atlantis ever existed?
Answer None save the account of Plato I
fnd tr classical nuthora in the eastern
I hemisphere, and of the Inscriptions and
tradltlone tpae,hfr wlt ttnolent gculp-
, ,... . the w.stem-ln Yuentan .ml
. . : , ,
other Central American states.
But automatic writing Is now occurring
almost da'ly In several parts of the world
whi re a nerson'a hand will aurtdenlv
IirsIii to write of AtUntl. with rm
rapidlty. I have seen many of these most
remarkable writings. Many people call
pr00f; olnerg ,i0 nol believe the writ -
inen to be proof.
Questlon-What Is the astronomical ex-
planatlon of the showers o( stars occur
rlmj at different times In the world's hli-
Answor-Prof. II. A. Newton of Yale ; )t and is out ofVork. He knows that I
cpllego, computed the orbits of a an-iovc him. but tells me to r0 out with
Ished comet, and that of a metoer stream t others. He tells me not to depend upon
around the sun, when beholdl tho track-j how'ne-ll be Ina'pos?
tho ellpso In space of tho stream, was the tiBn m many. He made a proposition to
same, once traversed by the comet- The
nucleus of the comet had disintegrated
into separate particles.
I have seen many hundreds of meteors.
j tho smallest was Just visible In a micro-
"Beccuiy Less on-
IjHSSON xi PAHT I.
Ph) stent Cnttnre.
To keep young and attractive looking,
I the desire of every woman a she ap
proaches middle age. How to bo beautl
iful Is the query of nvcry girl nearlng
Jrnmanhood This patalonate desire for
(physical chsrm eeems Inherent In women
(of all ages and yet, paradoxical as It
' sounds, comparatively few women are
willing to take the necessary pains, and
exercise the Healthy self-denial, that
means physical attractiveness.
While It Is beauty of face that generally
first attracts uti, It Is the physique that
I holds the eye. Every woman not born a
cripple or deformed has n right to a good
figure, correct carrloge and easy, grace
ful movements. Unfortunately there are
not always Riven by nature; In most
c.ses work It) necessary to acquire and
1 believe everyone after childhood needs
some form of physical culture. Children
In their play e.erclso every muscle of
their body, but after playing Is passed
only certain set of muscles are used.
This Ih tho time when It Is necessary to
supplement with dally, sytematlc exer
cise. Contrary to general opinion, hard work
docs not always make a strong, well de
veloped body. Manual labor may make
I certain muscles strong, hut It doesn't en
courtgo general strength, grace or poise.
! If it wero so we would find In farming
'.communities the highest type of physl
! cal perfcctliui. for It is certainly the men
'and women workers In the country who
I accomplish the greatest amount of physl
cl labor." Hut tho truth lo that farm
work does not tend to grace or perfect
A man that mows or shovels rarely
'.stands straight; every Inch that the spade
gc-ea Into thr ground pulls him the fur
ther over, und this U true of weedlru;,
j hoeing and most of the smoll tasks eon
, neeted with farm work. Neither does
i such work make one quick nnd light In
i movement, ono of the first requisites for
a good physique. Prlzo fighters and
nctreeees who must overcome heavlne,
find rope. Jumping excellent. They also
practice dance steps, the fighter to mako
him light on his feet and the actress lo
preserve tho lithe walk that we associate
Lesson XI to ba continued.
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Too Yoonac io Mnrry.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Recently I becami
encaged to a young lady 11 jears of, I
being a) yeiw of age. Last week I
broke this erutawmenU I told her whsa
we became engaged that I would be un
able to marry her for at least three years.
She asscntid anJ said she would wait
But after looking at this matter from
every possible angle I concluded that It
was unialr to botn of us to be ena.Ted
for this length of time. I am making
per month and am promoted JICO yearly
bid I do right? 1 know the loves me and
that I love her. but dent you think if
her love Is true tnat when the tlma
comes she will still loveT 8IGNOR
1 You haye shown excellent Judgment In
this matter. You, are too young to marry
and. of course, a love that cannot latt
three yesrs will not live for a llfetlm.
Beside being sensible, you arc very hon
orable not to ask this girl to be one fli
the sad army of "women who wait."
II- ri "Hot In ainnpcer."
Dear Mlsi Fairfax: I have been go'ng
rut with a couple of gentlemen friends
: And I like one cf them better than th
Itther one. But he d ei not pay musi
: attention t me, and when he is told n
i, . ui ' i'i i oih-
gentUman he becomes ery angry, and
v ,i i r in iti"-"
time of day. A FAITHFUL READEH.
. The mu.V who is too sclflsn to exert
i himself to make your life pleasant and
' too tyrannical to want you Ui enjoy his
r.inmi.' nptv will not mako a very
, kind husband, w ll he? SPP"
1 cultivate the socle y of the man who u
! thoughtful of you In Jo hW. of one ot
0 ' l a! , an vou think
of ioSg you that he will change h.
am 19 years ol
Dear Mir Fairfax :
j f p T this young man very
imlah nnd I am rure he likes me. 1
think this young man would like to keep
, steady company with .me. but he Is i a
1 little bit bashful. He nas -juev come
coelo and Is waiting for a position,
, Do you think It would ba Improper for
j me to ask him to oall. MAC DE.
: There Is absolutely no reason why you
rhould not pay a man friend of good
i character the compliment of asking him
to call at your home. I am sure that
i this collegn lad who Is waiting for a
(position will appreciate your Inviting him
Dear Miss Fairfax: About eight months
B I rnat young man at a' party and
na6 nren goinn uui wim mm uii whw
i 1 1 m trnnA .nnrHlnn. hut lately lost
' sea me once In two or three" weeks, but
i I objveted. Wos I wrong In telling him
that I anted to ee mm mcr ouen. i
have no other boy frirnds with whom l
would care tp go out. VIVIAN.
Now that the man you love has busi
ness worries la Jus the time to prove
your love and loyalty If he really can's
for your faithfulness t a time when ho
Is without work will be an Incept'va f
work harder than ever. And even If his
love Is not as great as yours, such devo
tion ought to win him.
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