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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1914)
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By CONSTANCE CLARKE.
The laugh that was silence on her lips,
The pressure of warm pink fluper tips.
Have gone down the road of yesterday
To the land of nerer never.
Gone, and a tiny bit of lace,
A perfumed fan, and a picture faco,
A crumpled glove, but no other fare,
Of the land of never never.
Tears In a pair of wide gray eyes.
Shadows of rose where a dimple lies
The lat sad note of the manic dies.
And the mists of memory drift and rise
To the land of never never.
Dangers of Flirtations
Gowns in American Fabrics
(ftepublishcd by Special Arrangement with Hater's Bazar.)
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Shall the Bride Stop Work? I
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
, Iar M1r JTairfax: I am 3epli- lulev
tod In a s"irl I nee every day on the
car u I ro to work. Crlio mll( at m
overjr morning as wo ride In tho cur. but
I scarcely dare to speak, &a I have never
been Introduced. I da r.ot know any of
I would like to meet her. but I don't
liko to pet Hcqulnted tiy flirting with
her. Would you kindly advise me If I
should speak to her? writes "Steady
Letters of this sort hoop pouring In on
me. and nothing that 1 can eay fi-cmn to
Impress my readers with tho fact that
theirs Is not a a peola". rase, or that In
their particular Instance it would not be
safe and ann to scrape acquaintance
with same one of whom they know noth
ing. Oaoe and for all time I reply to those
many correspondents "Don't flirt"
"Every day each ono of us sees. In
passing, -' faun that arrests and nt
tracts. Th "stream 'of life" carries by
us people , for whom we feel either a
momentary 1 attraction or a conscious
affinity. They pat, and we cannot know
them; we dare not even try. That Is one
uf the rules society has laid down for
Its own protection. '- . .
I am not saylnir that this rul does not
force us to miss enjoyable friendships
Advice to Lovelorn
f By BM.TXTCB TAXBTAX
Send lllm Array.
'Heart broken": Tho young man you
refer to in your letter, which Is oo long
(of publication. , is, njlthot jth.qugtit$ul' qualiitanc.
nor "nianly," and. tho sooner you Bona
liiui about his business the. better It will
o for both of you. lt him leave "with
ears In his eyes," If he will, but let him
leave. If you feel y.ou need further 'ad
Ycc, talk, with your mother; sho Is your
, tt friend, and you can atford to be
''guided by what he tells you In all
but It also mvcs us from disastrous ac
iiaintances. l'nfortunntely. part of the tock In
trado of villtilns and adventuresses often
Is to nlmulate Innocence sjid charm so
perfectly that no eye can detect the
sham. And some of us are so conntltuleU
that when beauty attracts our vleion our
cool, sane Judfrment can iot fight Us way
Into our consciousness and sway u at alt
At best we are likely to meet all
sorts of ropues and mountebanks. Hut
sometimes w are protected from them
by the respect they feel for our position,
or, at the other extreme, the pity It en
Kohdcrf. An Introduction Is a guaranteo of good
faith. When John Smith says, "Miss
Hrown, I wajit you to know my friend.
Mr. Jches," lie is standing sponsor for
Miss Hrown nnd Mr. .tones, and they
both know ii tjjid net toward one another
with a certain ivgard for their mutual
relation to Smith.
Hut when Mr. Jones, after smiling nt
Mls.i Hrown during a week at meetings
In the subway, comes up to her and
says," "Are you going my way?" and she
smiles and pays, "Yes," two things hap
Iei In Mr Jones' mind.
ITe readjusts Ills admiration for her
blue eyes In ternut of "I wonder If any
othor fellow ever 'picked her up?" " and
"Well that 'was easy. Guess I looked
as good to her as she did to me."
And the 'acquaintance that starts with
a little, fear of what he'll think on Miss
Krown'a part Is likely to end with abrupt
unpleasantness when she finds Just how,
badly he does think of a girl who has so
little self-respect that Bhe let .a stranger
spcuk to her.
Flirting Is a risk too great a risk to
take. It has definite big dangers; through
it we are likely to make very Undesirable
acquaintances and to come to ' tie con
sidered as a possible undcelrablo Rc-
' To Become, au Actress.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Heading "Love
Lorn" in lhe Omaha Bee, 1 noticed the
Piece from a disgusted factory girl who
lias the chance to become an actress,
i ould you pleae give mo some Informa
tion about whom she. may. be If 1 send
an envelope adoressed and stamped? I
would very much like to bo an actress
invaelf. Or I would like to write plays,
uoiild you tell me where I could get some
information about how to write piays. All
those, that oro advertised want money for
i ne. r particulars. 1 hank. you very much,
1 am ' i"UJ-
1 can not give anyone the address of
any of ray correspondents; all lotters
sent to mo are regarded as sacred confi
dences. As to Instructions on how to be
come an actress or a play author, many,
many volumes have been written, and
yet tlie secret has not be on told. If you
feel you are fitted tor acting, call on one
ot the local schools and talk the matter
over with the director who will be awe
to help you get a start If you have the
ability. But do not pick out the life of
an acrcss as an easy one; the work Is
hard, tho employment uncertain, and the
way to success is lined with tho disap
pointed hopes of thousands who haft e
tried and failed. From the standpoint of
mere physical effort, the factory girl has
tho advantage over the actress at every
Three of Kind.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Would It be proper
for me to send a note through a mes
senger boy, asking the permission of a
young lady to call on her while visiting
ber town. B- 8. It.
lear Miss Fairfax: A few months bko
I met a nice girl In a dlflerent town and
after a Bhort time of friendship 1 brolie
It off because she refused my ll. on
her request i started to correspond asaln.
I would like to know whether 1 would act
right by culling on her without asking
her permission, as I could not make anv
appointments by mall, as I never can tell
wiien X can visit her town till the minute
I leave. I visit her town occasionally.
' Dear Miss Fairfax: Would It be proper
for a young man while visiting; a differ
ent town fur a day to send a note through
a messenger toy asking permission to call
on a girl whom he knows well. I can
pot make any appointment by mall e
im I ljive mv town, as for some rea
sons 1 am not sure if I could keep it.
1 visit her town quite often. I don't see
anv other way of communication.
Anxiously waiting your advise. K. H.
It would be quite proper under the clr
i umstances to send a note by a mes
senger, requesting permission to call:
also. If the acquaintanceship Is HUfil
uicntly close, It would not be wrong to
rail without sending word, but In either
ease, you should be prepared to hear that
the young lady Is otherwise engaged and
can not thenee you. It might help some: i
If a mention of the proposed call were
made In one of the letters you send, and
the aought-for permission were thus ob
tained. It's All Wrong.
' .Dear Miss Fairfax. I wish you would
please give m some adviop. Do you
think It la all right when riding four in
a -buggy for the girls to alt on the laps
of their escorts? MUO'HNH.
No. It Is not all light, but. on the con
trriry. It Is all wrong. Would you sit on
tho lap of a young man at a theater, or
iH a street car? And. If not, then why
would you want to sit on his lap when on
a' jikaaure drive-? ......
The chances" are a hundred against' o'ne
that a worth-while individual will bo
met In this way. The chanoes are one
against a hundred that worth-while peo
ple will over care to know you after you
have shown yourself to be one of those
"gamblers wltli life" who permit your
self to follow any fancy of the moment
and to accept acquaintance without any
demand for - credentials of crfff.cter In
the shape of proper Introduction.
You wouldn't lend any stranger you
passed casually on the street your last 16
because you liked his face, would you?
Why entrust to his keeping what Is In
finitely more precious, your reputation,
your standard of personal dignity, your
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By IHJKOTHY !!X.
Modern economic conditions line gilded
a new problem to the rompll':i!rd matri
monial proposition. It Is this;
rliall a girl, who Is iigngi-d In a gain
ful occupation, and
I who Is In love with
a worthy voting
! man ho ! not
money to support
both of them,
mam hnn nml
keep on at her Jl,
or sluill she wall
; an Innrrinlle , fine
I to man y lilm uulll
! he Is able to take
I care of a family
j I get ilonens of
i letters from glils
asking this qiies-
iid help him make
Doesn't she look as If she had stepped out of
an old album In her quaint old-tlraey mantle, of old
blue bengaline, the front edged lu metallic em
broidery and the back panel banded in black fox
This new-coat flares in ns decided a manner as
the skirts. As If to accentuate the flare, a cluster
of plaits is Inserted fan shape at the seams. Col
lar and cuffs of skunk add the inevitable fur touch.
Heathen Toot Busy.
Willis Is your ehurqfh going to send
missionaries to the far east to teach the
heathen the OhrteUan. religion?
OHlls No. we've gut to wait till the
heathen get back fnm this war that the
Kuropean nations' lutive called them to.
Clerk Mr. (loldbug, as I am to marry
I would like more salary.
Hobs How much do you want?
flerk Ten dollars a week.
Boss My gracious! How many women
are you going to marry? Chicago News.
Isn't This Anfilf
"Now, Johnny," said the old-fashioned
member of the school board, "who was
he father of this country?"
The bright boy of the class hesitated
moment anl then replied:
"I'lease sir, they don't teach eugenics
'n our school. Cincinnati Knqulrer.
linn, and liusiln
bly the girls . say
that the want lo
marry the man
Ihey love right away
his fortune; that they like lhe work they
are doing nnd prefer It to hou-ewmk. hut
that their parents are horrified at tho
thought of their marrying a1 man who
ran t ."support" them, and say thuj they
must wait until their sweethearts are In
a nosltlon to provide thehi with a home
of their own.
There you ha'e the new view ami the
old view of the subject, nnd It's the new
view that Is vrnlng to prevail In the fu
ture If we are to have many more wed
dings. For wo had Just as well wake up
to the cold fact that the average' mun,
alone and unaided, cannot make enough
money to support a family comfortably,
and that unless the wife contributes
something to the famllyexchenuer it puts
matrimony In the list of nol-to-be-lhought-of
luxuries, like keeping a
yacht, or racing automobiles.
This Is not the fault of the pien. They
work as hard aa they ran! They are not
responsible for small salaries and the ever
increasing cost of living, but the result
Is that every year fewer and fewer young
men feel that they can afford to marry.
This la hard on the girls, hard on the
men, and a death blow to posterity, and
the only solution of (he difficulty is for
us to have enough common sciie lo rid
ourselves of the artluunled notion that
the only proper place for a woman to
work after marriage Is In her own home,
and that It Is a reflection. on her husband
for him not to be able to retire her to
Nobody contends that domestic work
Is easier or more agreeable than work In
a store or office. On the contrary, It Is
ten times as hard, and about a six or
eight hours a day longer Job. Ho the
question of making life softer for the
woman doesn't enter Into It. Bo far as
her , comfort Is concerned she Is much
better off working In Mr. Smith's office
or Mr. Jones' store than she Is In cook
ing and washing and scrubbing for her
That disposes of ono phase of the mat
ter. Another Is that In the great majority
of cases the girl who has qualified her
self for a teacher, or stenographer, or
clerk, likes her work. Bhe has a pride
In It: she sees promotion In It. Her la
bor Is iu a nice, clean office or store, un
der conditions that enable her to be well
dressed and among people who are con
genial. There is a certain amount of Interest
and' excitement about It, and she finds It
Infinitely more to her taste than she does
domestic service. Whyshould she give
up this congenial occupation, for which
..he litis trained lieiself, lo do uncongenlul
work for which she hax no taste? "
To relegate every married woman to
Hie kitchen is Just as absurd as It woujd
he to force every married man to Imj
coitie a carpenter or a shoemaker.
Wh should u woman who can eaTh
J or Xt or M s week In business grve
It up tn do lhe work that som other
Human can be hired to do for $." a week?
Virt that is the prosislllon that 1m of
fered to ninny a girl who Is told that she
mustn't work after inurrlage except n
her husband's kitchen.
The main argument, however, In favor
of a business girl keeping on with her
Job after marriage, .unless she has hsp
lene.l to fall in love with a rich mini, H
that If she and her sweetheart pool their
earnings they can get married and be
happy while they are still at tha lo-e
time of life, and If they don't there will
be no wedding bells for Ihent. or else the
ringing of their wedding bells will be ac
companied by such a howl from the wolf
at the door that It will drown put their
It's Ju.-t a little sum in arithmetic.
John's earnings plus Mary's earnings
means the ability to get married, com
fort and freedom from anxiety . about
money. John's earnings divided by
Mary's support means long years Of
weary walling, the bloom rubbed off ot
romance, or else the bitter poverty that
brings disillusion, and . bickering and
The dearest wish of every woman's
heart Is to help tho man Shd loves. .If
lie can do this better by working out
Vide of the home. In heaven's name what
objection IS there to her doing ItT Nor
need the man ferl humiliated by her do
ing so. She Isn't supporting- hlm:sh Is
Just a good Utile partner who Ifl putting
In her part of the capital In the domestic
So I say to every girl who Is debating
this proposition, marry your man and
hold on to your Job. Then you'll have
Iwo good things instead of having to
chose between them.
Do You Know That
The windiest region of the world of
which any knowledge appears to be tbe
const of Wilkes l,uid. where Dr. MaW
soti's expedition recently spent two years.
Maw son's records at Adelks Land for
I li'li shelved an average wind reloclty
1 throughout the year of about flrty-elgbt
I miles an hour, while velocities of 100 miles
! an hour were common.
Rometlmcs at the birth of a Japanese
baby a tree. Is planted, which must re
main untouched until the marriage of
the child. . When - the nuptial hour ar
rives the tree la cut down and a akllltd
cabinet maker transforms the wood Into
furnltt.ro for the house ot tho young py-
Ple. J .,Vi ,
In l.arderello. Tuscany, there Is l.A
power station that geta the heat to gen
erate rteam for turbines from the bowels
of the earth, the steam rising naturajjy
with considerable force. '
To supply walking Micks for wounded
soldiers la tho aim of tho littla Surrey
village of Chlddlnfold, a center of the
tlrkmaking Industry. local factories
have agreed not only to sell sticks t
cost prloe, but ' to add one as a gift -to
every one purchased and to pay curiiags.
A fund has been started In the village
and already six gross of sticks have been
Ma is Mne ndea
ilre teat pleases the eetire f amniily;
The following Omaba and Council
Bluffs dealers carry complete lines
of Victor Victrolas, and all the late
Victor Records as fast as issued.
You are cordially teivited to inspect
the stocks at any of these establishments.
iehmoller & Mielkr
1311-1313 Farna'jn St Omaha, Neb.
Victor Department on Main Floor
Corner 15th ;md f.H P
Harney, Orwiha. (LWjW U,
Geo. E. Mickel.. Mgr. J fLL
There are Victors
and Victrolas in great
variety of styles from
$10 to $200, and anv
Victor dealer will
them to you.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Victrolas Sold by
A. HOSPE CO.,
1513-15 Douglas Street, Omaha, and
407 West Broadway. - Council Bluffs. Ia.
Talking Machine Department
in tho Pompeian Room
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VictroU XVI. $200
Tha Instrument by which tha vaiua of
U musics! Instruments is measured
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