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MEN, NOT WOMEN,
My lXROTHY 1IX.
"Onf- of ths thtnrs thst alw.va mn.
itice me of the superiority of the mlghtjr
masculine intellect to tha "poor. fehl
feminine mind," said the woman In gray
as she dropped an
other lump of PURnr f
Into her tea, "Is the
ralm way wUh which
men lay their little
weaknesses on us
nd iet away with It.
"Now, there's cur
iosity for Instance.
Uver since that ap
ple Incident In the"
Harden of Kden. the
fem'nlne sex has
been called, the cur
ious sex, and men
have derided and
fiuyed us for peek
ing and pry Inn Into
other people's af
fairs, and nosing
around Into Ihlncs
that were none of our huslnc-s.
"And we've accepted It all as gospel
truth, and let men convince us that we
had more curiosity than they had.
wherea the truth is that womoii have
Bo curiosity at all compared to men.
"Trtkc, for example, such a common
everyday occurrence hi the hoisting of a
safe by means of pulleys mid ropes up
to a third or fourth story window. In
every city In the world that's done every
day. There's nothing new or startling
about It. Probrbly there Isn't a city man
living wno tiasn i en u oone Uuicna ol
times, yet every time thn act Is per
formed such n Mr crowd will gtither
around It that It will atop traffic In the
"And among this throng of Idly curious
people there will not be one curious
woman. Every one of them will he men.
"Or. taken another illustration of
man'l curiosity that never fails to fill
me with wonder and surprise when I be
hold It. It Is the familiar operation of hi
man putting a fresh tube In an auto
mobile tire. That is about as common a
sight as you can well Imagine, but Just
get ft puncture In your automobile tire,
and start to repair it, and in Ices than
ten minutes you will bo surrounded by
a. curious crowd of men watching you
"Half the men that pas along the
street will atop ant stand looking on at
your efforts, but not a ainglo woman ha
enough curiosity to even turn her head
"And look at the crowds, thousand
of them, that stand banked up before the
bulletin boards that give the base ball
scores. They are made up of men, all
men. Women can restrain their curiosity
enough to wait and read about who -won
In the newspapers that come out every
hour, but not men. It's significant of
how much more curious men are than
women that no event, no matter how
Interested women are in It, has ever been
of sufficient .Importance to make them
stand for hours In a crowd wilting to
hear about It, yet men do that every
"Of course. men are always deriding
women tot therr curiosity about ' their
neighbors' affairs, but every married
woman will bear me out when I say
that our husbands never atop us from
telling all of the gossip we have heard
until we have Imparted the last scan
"Also, a man Is always consumed with
curiosity to know everything that haa
happened at home during his absence.
"He wants to know where his wife has
been; who haa been to see her; whom
she haa talked with, and what they said
to her, and she said to them, and what
Khe paid for each article that she haa
bought. This is not because he Is jeal
ous, or suspicious, or begrudges her the
money she spent. It's because of his
Inordinate euriosity that clamor to be
"Vet that man couldn't say enough in
criticising his wife if she betrayed any
curiosity about his affairs, and called
for a detalleU account of how he had
spent his day. and what he had done
and said, and whom he had met.
"And a final proof that men are more
curious than women Is found In the fact
that men have been the great discover
ers. t was the curiosity to know what
laid beyond the horlson that sent Co
lumbua out to discover America, and
Petry to find the North Pole and Stan
ley Into the heart of Darkest Africa.
Most women have so little curiosity that
they stay put and are content never to
wander outside of their own little circle.
"Women are satisfied to knovr thst
certain things do certain things without
knowing why, but that eternal way
P'e,ues a man's curiosity until he finds
out. But he doesn't call It curiosity. He
call it original research.
"Now, I'm an admirer of curiosity. It's
a sign of Intelligence, and of a mind
that is alive and alert. It's also an Indi
ratlon of humanity. It's only fools and
people who are case hardenlv mh
who have no Interest In tho things and '
people about them. Curiosity Is a virtue !
and oot a vice, and men are our superiors
'.n possessing It. Men constitute the '
curious sex. Just watch them and see " 1
"Mr. Dooley" on the Mystery of Woman's Dress
(Ropublisslunl by lYnmssion tl lkm-st's Magazine)
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THE INFLUENCE OF
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"Th'Kreatest practical joker in Iri'wunuM is tli follow thatiuvints Hi' m-w styles tlia illirnpcs th' clianns iv Hi' ladi
3rcat Britain Illghts Reserved.) th" dure an' runs f r her life.' he says.
"D'ye know," said Mr. Hooley, "I s'pose 'That's our man.' says th' pardtior, an'
th' greatest praccal Jolfer In tli wurruld j t'icy go an' seek him out.
Is th' fellow over In Paris that Invlntsj "They find him In his garret settln'
th' new styles that dhrapes th' charms alone with a picture lv th' Ulc.ition Iv
Iv th' ladies. Ood bless thlm. Oh, th'lMary Queen iv Scots in his lap. His
crool wag that he is
"Ye don't mane to say It's a man?''
asked Mr. Hennessy.
"It Is that." said Mr. Dooley. "Dhress
makin', ye ehud know, Is an hon'rahle an'
manly pur soot In Paris, th' same as stael
makin' in Pittsburgh. Ye ll read In th'
pa-apera over there how some Frinch
Andhrew Carnaygla started life humbly
hair an' beard ar-re mntterl an' his eye
pale an' dull. They explain th' plot to
him an' his face lights up with a uudden
fire, 'aintleinen,' he says, 'ye have
brought Into me life th' first gleam Iv
sunshine that has enthered It since uie
nudged me out Into th' night,' he says.
bead on,' he says. 'I'll follow ye,' he
has laid bcf'iie us,' lie say. 'No, nil.
If tliey liniuli at nil It's what th' poet
calls a sardonic liumii. They limy scorn
a dluess or Invy it, hut it a nlver it
sooico Iv inerriini'nt to thlm.' he siiys.
"A week in'er UiihIoii l.npush Is settln'
In his garret, whin he hears a murmur
Iv many voices in Hi' sthreet. exclama
tions lv autpiisu an' horror, loud laugh
ter an' th' noise Iv runuwny horses. He
puts his lii'M'l out Iv th' window, in' he
se a short, stout laity with a flushed
but ; roud an' haiipy face coniln' lown
th' sthreet with th' stride lv a Chinyman.
tays. 'An what will ye'er terrn be?'lSn walks o Mock lit a nuarthor lv an
sewln' button holes an'' rose till he was 1 says Meyer. (last on lapash,' says th'
th' largest lndlvidjool mannyfacthrer lv
shart waists In th' wurruld an' sold out
to th' thrust an' Is splndln' his fortune
thryin' to provoke peare. Iv coorse It's
artist, drawin' up to his full hite Iv five
feet four, 'asks no pay f'r sstlsfyln' th'
noblest lv passions, revlngc,' he says.
"So they stick him In a room over th'
a man. A woman cuddent do Iti 8 h store an' give him paper an' pencils an'
might be crool enough, but she wuddentl a bottle Iv absenthe an' other artists'
have th' patience an" Injinoolty. At th" matoreyals an' lock th' dure. Hay after
day he gloats over a thousan' schemes Iv
last mlnyit she'd be stopped be th
thought that she might have to wear th'
dhreadful conthraption hesllf.
"Still, I've often wondhred how th'
fashions got started, so that wan day th'
fair wans ar-re all wearln' hoopsklrta an'
th' nex' day they're all, tall an' short,
Plump an' thin, young an' an not ao
young, wearln' bustles I've med up mi-
fiendish croolty. He draws a design
where th' inmate lv th' garment carrlea
wan leg In a sling an' has to hop on th'
other, but he discards this because It
wud be alsy fr ladles with only one lag.
"Thin he Invints up a style where th'
bodice is lined with sandpaper an' th'
petticoat Is designed aftlier th' bari that
mind It happena this way: Th' pardners . Hogan's frlnd. th' Iloman gln'ral Hegu-
In a Fr-rlnch dhressroakln' firm Is gettln
together in th' spring, wan lv thlm
threadln' a needle an' th other atoppln'
th' ashes Iv his pipe with a good thimble.
" "Meyer, says wan iv th' Fr-rlnchmln,
'It's time we wtnt to wurruk an' got up
something beautiful. an'. ridlckulous f'r th'
ladles to wear thla year,' he says. 'Have
ye consulted Alphonse?' says Meyer. 'He's
no good,' says Ievl. 'He wlnt an' got
married afther he invinted th" puffed
sleeves an' he wore himself out stuffln'
thlm into his wife's coat. He Is suffrln'
fr'm melancholya an' remorse fr his
past life, an thinks he'll go down to hls
thry as th' enemy of man.'
" 'There'a an artist over on th' Roo
Qooch that might do,' says Meyer. 'His
girl brought his hat Into th' parlbr last
week an' he's so sore at th' wholo soct
that his landlady leaves his food outside
lum, rowled down th' hill In. But this
won't do, because It wud mske martyrs
Iv th' wearers, which they wudden't mind,
without humllyatln' thlm enough. Thin
suddenly a gr-reat thought sthrlkes him
an' his roars lv savage mirth reaounda
through th' bulldln'. With a few. swift
sthrokes Iv th" pencil he dhraws th'
plans an' specifications fr th' new fash
Ion an' carries it downstairs. 'Hid ye
tver see anything so funny In all ye'er
life?' says Meyer. 'I haven't had as
hearty a laugh since we brought out th'
hoops,' says Levi. 'Hut will they take
It?" says Meyer. 'Won't they regard It
as a Joke an' laugh at It?' says he.
'Meyer,' tays th' pardner, 'whin ye've
been at this business as long as I have
ye'll know that th' ladies nlver ra'aly
laugh at anny dhress th' way we've been
laughin' at this pleasanthry that Huston
hour, thin tlnlps an' falls. A pollsman
helps her to her feet an' she goxs on an'
thrlps an' falls axaln. In an hour th'
sthreet Is filled with ladles, thrlpptn' an'
fallin'. Hcfuro th' day Is out th' city
lookii as though 'twas given over to a
universal female sack race. An' Oaston
Lapash pushes his haggard face fur out
over th" window sill an', rnlsln' his
clenched fists to hlven, cries: 'R-re Inge
ot last.' Th' hobble skirt has become, th'
"It lasts about a year, an' thin Onaton
jn, called in ugain. His appytitc f'r re
venge Is still unsatisfied. 'It is nut j
way It whs Made It's th' latest style,
an' I've got th" first wan west Iv llal
Mcd Mined,' she says, i'll tell ye'er
mother." says 1, "Mother's liavln' one
made f'r hersilf.' says she.
"An" flie wlnt Her way an" Tim Mul
tnhy, th" dialler Iw throlley car num
ber wan hitmlhrvil im' elaht. who whs
pain" at th' time, let go iv 1,1s hrske to
shield his eys an' run Into an Ice wugoii
an" was fined a duy'a pay. As f'r in.
I've lost all iiithrost In th" American
dhrama. Why shud I pay me good
money to seo at a distance what I can
see cloro at hsnd f'r nawthln'T
"Yes, sir. I've seein thlm go an' come
through all these yesrs. I nlver see a
new style that I didn't think was ugly
an' foolish nn' uncomfortable, lookln' or
simy stylo that th" dnilllit In It didn't j thee.y won't hold wat her,
108," SUHJ .Ml". Hooiov.
tlecit IMimHIvtH on' In j.ty lolirt. an'
clmnite ill's styles fr'nt time to time to
line th" liiiinio.nl luulo to his f.'t". t
don't be1 e i.
"Iloman Itn.iws aven less about blii-rds
thin he duos alxuit women, an' hein' .
innrrld man tliat's nnwthln' at nil, an'
I'm un oinery theologlst. irliflil say.
havin" kept cliicknns In w back yard
f'f many years. I sav lie's wrong. InoH
at th' lien, la there annytlilng more
modest In her stllie, more linassumln',
less nollceatiln thin a lien?
"The on'y way ye can tell she's a lady
is fr'm her conversation an' mamiert.
An' thin look at th' lorily rooster, it
splendid crather, dliie"d up UK th'
Inipror v Ceimaiiy an' corwln' almoht to
much an' an early. No, sir, Houau's
'Hut.' says h.
Hy I'IMiAH MCI FX I-AIIKIX.
ij-ls it n f ji.'I tluit n wlneglnsa can be
I roki'ii ot shntterel to plec cs by a musical-
A 1 had a huge glass bowl one foot
in cil inirtT r.itln on Its glass stand. The
flint glass wno from one-iiarter to three
quarters of an Ini'h thick. I reslned ft
violin hnw. cliew It across th edge, and
the ent'te hnnlshere of solid glass dls
't'ti't: at, (1 Into hundreds of small pieces.
The so.md of hienklng Intii fragments
was enl rely iiaknonn to mc-a crackling
or grlndiii'.-, and t!ie hits of glass flew
a l ii t
I liud iieei Ih's rnm liowl before classes
for snveral yesrs. wltii violin bows. Hut
n Ill s particular dsy the students as
Wi-P ns I were rurriiced at the breaking
nut unci'iililv no.se.
The fret !h. I happened to vibrate th
W wi with Its kcj-iintc; that Is, set har
monic r ite, which means the precise rat
wlili wlili h li was ahle to vibrate to end
forth t Im t note, for notes are rato of
ih'-nli in, :aid they all obey rigid Mid
tenutiful h:ni,ioiie mathematical laws
nn.l these nsiee with other set and fixed
t'. 'To oui class in physical geography
tlil iiuestlcti as put: if dynamite were
exploded In an on nhnhlted desert would
there lie any sound?' "
A - No; sound la an effect; it Is an ap
propriation In th aural organ of th
I rain, only, of the energy store.! In waves.
This appropr'ntlon of energy Is sensed aa
i:nd by the personality. Thla process
!s totally unknown, nnd must remain un
known until It Is dlscoveied what a per
look good to inc. An' b th' same tok.n, j ., Xnvrf old,,er, ,v u , ,
within a month afther th' ugliest lookln
liaini'ss appeared. It began to be at.
thractlvr because me mind was on th'
tenant. Id first endure th' style, thin
pity, thin embrace If I got th' rhans, a
th' poto puts It.
"Fashions has always been fUare thing.
Hll yo evur sr anny Picture I th'
ladies In olden duysT Tuey'd make ye
enough,' saya ho, 'to makn these perfid-1 1,1 " wueen cusapctn, tn" or
voua wan. i.nnh.hie i mu.i m.k. I gild-about, was on th' rile throne Iv
thim scandalous as well,' he says. So th'
malignant dlvvle invints th' silt' skirt, to
that thojgh last yeur we feared th'
ladlea had no legs at all, this year wo
know they have wan at lust, We're
sure lv that.
' "Not long ago I was lookln' out lv th'
window whin I see Kileen llOKan goln"
by with a np In her skirt rachm' well,
I won't go Into dertails, but I'm Hogan's
frlnd an'. I'll have no soandul happen to
his fumiy If I can help it, so I run out,
an' caught up with her. 'Flleen, dear,'
says I, 'ye heven't noticed It, but ye'er
skirt Is tore. I'll walk with ye, alanna,
till yo tan get home an' find a needle
un' thread to sew it up with. Ldni't cry,
me child. It in only an accident, an' no
wan with a pure mind will think anny th'
worse Iv yc f'r It,' says I. Well, d'ye
Know Hlnnlsry, she give a hearty laugh
ail' says she, 'Don't be foolish,' ssys
she. "Mo dhrcsa ain't tore. Thai's the
F.tittlund, the ladles used to wear armor
plate on thwlr waIsI.i. Their skirts, I
Judge be th" pictures, was six feot wide
an made iv corrugated Ir'n. an' tlmy
wore a ruchlng a fut high around their
necks. Yet young fellows used to court
thim, th' sumo as they do now, an' Mary,
thi Quten Iv' th' Hrolch, who waa a
beautiful, lady but socyable, had I don't
know how many husbands Around her as
well as a lot Iv young fellows thut she
"It was bfiforo th' days Iv' th' wireless
tillygiuis an' I don't know how anny
youth cud get near enough to a lady to
whisper his love without olurmln' th'
whole nolghborhood. 1 can hqar a la-ad
that's his' been acclptod say In': 'Now,
Mary Ann, if ye II remove tli" rurhing
I'll liauif bo mo feet fr"m th' chandyleer
an' seal th' promise with a kins."
"Hogaii s.tys fashions In drhess Is like
th" plumage Iv th' bur-rds. Th' ladles
male that putsiies. Hut with iia It's th'
lemate,' sas this her four-flush ss
thronomer. I won't I denyln' that; f'r
many a mun have I aeen that thought
he's make capture an' didn't icnllro
that she'd on'y stopped rutiuln' owav
fr'm him whin his leg waa In a thiap.
"Hogun goes on to say that th' rulson
j men ftiiress th' way they do la to escape
rr in neln' caught. Whin pursoosd th-y
thry to elsguls thlinsllvvs so's to look
like a part Iv th' surroundin' landscape,
like a pile Iv th' coal, or e chlmbly, or
'i don't believe It, because If ye look
at thlm ol' pictures yi ace .that th'
fellows In those dsys lighted thlmsilves
up as much as th' Indies. They worn
low dim- an' false hair, ruchlng on thalr
neckes an' doubloons, as they were called,
uu' long silk Hot kin s on their legs.
Hry tlm I see a picture Iv ir Walter
italelgh It's hard f'r me to reullxe thst
anny man that ii turn nut in thai rigglu'
waa a boold plrale. He went to an up
litilaterer f'r his clothes.
"Hut while we're tslkln' ahoul fashions
"I wasn't sayln' anything about thlm, "
said Mr. Hennessy.
"Well, anyhow." said Mr. Dooley. "I
don't sec that us men has got much th'
hest Iv th' argument. We re all th' slaves
Iv fashion, d'ye mind, rn'y lis fellows
nr.ie th' slaver Iv wan fashion while
i th" ladles ai-rc th' slavvi Iv nmnny. an"
liiive th' fun Iv sarvln' a new bos Ivry
I yi ar. Ye might Ilk lo go out on Sun
Idalis willi a towel ui ye'er head an'
slippers on ye'er fevt an' lave ye're
collar on th' mnntelplece, Uut Jr don't
dare to. Ye maiiiee. he ar-rounrt th'
room twistln' ye'ern e.-k Into a marched
collar, ye do a tug-lv-r. ar with a pair
Iv congress gaiters, ye clap on ye'er had
a stovepipe hot, and' so, dhreased as If
f r v"r own fun'isl. y Inflict ye'resllf
on n wurruld lirlg.iter.ei; be beautiful
ladles In nay tollon in their Way ti
"F'r mel!f. Illnnlbsy, 1 wudden't mind
lioln' Ik'cU to Hi' ol' lima dhress. I
think I'd loots prrtty ood In knee pants.
I have well-shaped h ss, at las. wan
Iv thlm la, thoiikh ' other is slightly
warped. Yei, s.r, I'd like to see mesllf in
knee-punt nn' silk hlcckln', buckled
shoea, a vest like a pattern fr wall
paper, a tailed coat v'.ltli gold buttons, a
uffled shirt, a powdhertd wig an' a
"I'd come atrollln' do.-.n tli sthreet wit
hud tf"ld-hended rano nn' meet ye, sim
ilarly attlncl, an' innybe with a short
lay site In ye're mouth. An' wo'd bow to
each other an' I'd offer ye a pinch Iv
snuff an' I'd my: iiiuultwy, me buck,
come over wld ni lo the coffee-housa
an' we'll have a 1lh Iv HchliCt to
gether.' Th" gr-reut rbjict iv clothes
ought to be to inuli i Id people look
young. An' so they -et.-iln th' reaplct Iv
th' wurruld an' nr-ro not s'.nt to th'
pound as soon us tiny wud be otherwise."
"Well," laid Mr. Hennessy, "I don't
like alt theru frills nn' furbylows. Me
Idee Is that a woman locks best In a
simple, dhress Iv culicoor or dlinlty."
"I've often hcerd 'v dimity," said Mr.
Dooiey. "Hut I never knew what It was.
It rounds very little f r a .whole dhress.
All I know about It la that, hearln' ye
r.peak ubout It as uinethln" suitable, it
must ho cheap."
(Copyright, I9U, by the Btar Co.)
earn the mew
muisic of the
IM LOU DOM AID PARIS
A returned traveler says, "When I was
In Europe this year 1 found both citks
so thickly dotted with halrdresslng par
lors and hair goods stor that X wonder
ed if the women ever had time for any
thing but care of the hair. Personally I
waa interested m finding a really good
shampoo and was happily surprised when
several Inquiries each brought the sug
gestion that our own American made can
thro x shampoo Is best. I tried It and
have decided that It is not advisable to
use a makeshift but always use a prep
aration made for shampooing only. You
can enjoy the best that Is known for
about three cents a shampoo by getting
a package of caothrox from your drug
gist; dissolve a teaapoonful in a cup of
hot water and your shampoo Is ready.
After Its use the hair dries rapidly with
uniform color. Dandruff, excess oil and
dirt are dissolved and entirely disappear.
Your hair will he so fluffy thst it will
look much heavier than It l. Its luster
and acftr.Ks will also delight you, whili
the stimulated sculp gains the health
which insures hair growth "'-Advertise-nient.
The following Omaha and Council
Bluffs dealers carry complete lines
of Victor Victrolas, and all the late
Victor Records as fast as issued.
You are cordially invited to inspect
the stocks at any of these estab
lishments. SehiDbDer & Mueller
1311-1313 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb.
Victor Department on Main Floor
Nebraska Council Bluffs
teSfc Cycle Co.
The Fox Trot and all
the other new dances all
played loud and clear and
in perfect time.
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great variety
of styles from $10 to $200
at all Victor dealers.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Camden, N. J.
Victrolas Sold by
A. MOSPE CO.
1513-15 Douglas Street. Omaha, and
407 West Broadway, - Council Bluffs, la.
Talking Machine Department
in the Pompeian Room
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Mr. ftnd Mrs.
f raatast sponants of
tho modern dances,
us too Victor exclu
sively and superintend
the making of their
Victor Dance Records.
Mr. end Mr.
the Fox Trot
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