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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 4, 1914)
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y MRS. lTtAXK LKARXKD.
A clever and rllstiiiKulshed woman, who
returned to this country, her native Innd,
after years cf resilience abroad, after
years of aoclntlon with the best that Is
to be had In social life among cultivated
nd intellectual people, win In dismay at
the revelations of the false standards
which' govern many persons In the land
of her birth.
The exploitation of "material things de
pressed her. For Instance, she was pux
sled and thoughtful when her friends,
with an air of pride, pointed out the
houses of multi-millionaires, or spoke fre
quently of the fabulous possessions of this
person or that. Pride of wealth seemed
a dominating; toplo of talk and that prido
of wealth not only was shocking In Its
bad taste, but Injurious in destroying
the fine sense of discrimination and pro
jKjrtlon. With perfect good nature, but with
straightforward rriticlsin, she exclaimed:
"American women are Inclined to meas
ure men by their power of harvesting
wealth. They seem to bo under tho
childish confusion of thought which con
siders wealth as a personal' quality. Are
there no persons of Importance or worth
mentioning except financial magnates?
Has America -no artists, authors, poets,"
Her friends demurred, hesitated, then
confessed that people of that sort do ex
ist, but have not a prominent place in
the public mind.
"The mania for money, progress, speed
and prosperity is confusing the people,"
concluded the visitor. . "The mistake is
made of regarding money as the end
rather than the means to an end. The
people are sacrificing high ideals of per
fection and should strive for more sim
plicity. They would be happier for It."
The impressions of another American
woman are Interesting. Her life, slnco
her marriage, haa been spent chiefly In
Italy and of late years in England. Sli
bears a famous name. In her visits here,
from time to time, her astonishment and
distress have been expressed at the ma
terialism of lffe in her native city, the
commercialism which has thrust itself
everywhere and pushrd homes aside, ro
that people must take up their I-eres and
Penates and establish themselves else
The tumult, confusion, rush, hurry and
drive in which people live disturbed her.
There was no leisure. Bhe observed that
the expression of the faces of those she
met indicated a lack of repose of mind
and soul. Whether they were passers-by
in the street, or those whom she met tn
society, most faces showed that lives arc
filled too full with a multiplication of
activities and are, in consequence, fur
from being serene.
And she said, regretfully; "I find that
so little time is given to reading and less
time to thinking. People live in a whirl
and believe themselves to be well em
ployed. Borne pleasure, excitement, fad
jr charitable enterprise keeps them busy,
r all of these tilings combined in a
lay must go on unceasingly.
"Life is made complicated by the dotrrg
at things, not because there is an ex-:
(icctation of much pleasure or Interest In
mem, -not because they are even liked,
but because other people are doing
them. There does not seem to be a be
lief that books, art and musio are
sources of quiet enjoyment. Kven when
people realize this truth, there ia no time
:o do more than skim over the surface
"L'nless there are chosen resources' In
everyone's life and unless leisure Is made
for turning to them, much that Is beauti
ful and noble la lost, as well as much
that Is Joyful and consoling.
The King Reads
POD TttEv lWIG
book be5 been noede for
book of becity evnd &ri
To the good kind's eyes
A sno'ile sbeJI rise -
flidin the &cbe in bis bzerl -
n.d intbe hart &odthcz 4ricf
A I i I II I i 'x.ciN-v' m.-jt'.'ii lis.
A book h&s hzeo rnede forlraKn,
A hnok of h cod nri of b Mht V
To the Greed Kins eyi
Tbevt will blevst and wither csnd
Xgs, smitcz with just God'5 r
As he tarns it , pevge by pge.
Ella Wheeler Wiko
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Does It Pay Women to Be Modest?
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By DOROTHV DIX.
frrsr in Quality
Fint in Rendu
Firtt in Purity
Fint in Economy
and for these reasons
Towder is first in the
hearts of the million
of housewives who
use it and know it.
RECEIVED HIGHEST AWA1DS
WwU's r f mi Iikw.
Pra Liftiitm. Fnscs, sWck,
,r.t .- f
- - - 3 powdpr).
I get a great many letters from girls
asking the question, "Does It pay to be
Almost universally they answer their
own query in the .
negative. They say
that unless a 'rtrl
will permit familial.
Itles from the young
men with whom she
associates she Is left
beauloss, or, as erne
woman plthllly puts
it, "Unless a . girt
will let her escort
kiss her good
night it .la , good
night for hers, foe
she'll never see him
Other letters assert
that a girl has to be
a good sport, and
not too particular, If
she expect to re
ceive any attention
from men nowadays; and still other let
ters ask pathetically if there are no mora
men who care for modest, shy, retiring
girls. . -
Queer comment Is afforded on these
letters by another letter which I received
the other day from a man who says
that the reason that. he and many other
young men, do not marry. Is because they
can find np more modest girls. This man
declares that he is on the search for a
shrinking violet sort of a ' wife, as
Diogenes was on the search for an honest
man, but that so far he had never found
a girl with whom he could not take liber
ties of speech and action, and so he re
mains a bachelor.
Here are the masculine and the femi
nine points or view on the same subject,
and it la an illuminating one for girls.
It shows one of the least admirable of
man's dealings with women, and that la
the fact that a man will deliberately lead
a woman into doing the very thing that
he condemns her for doing.
Also it shows a thing that experience
has tauht every older woman, but that
no Ignorant young giri knows, and that
la that practically every man she meets
puts her character through a eort of third
degree tt. see how much she will stand.
A men, for instance, will urge a girl
tu drink, to takt Just a little cocktail, or
a glass or two of champagne, or to have
one more highball, and then he will
peak of her with blighting contempt and
aay. "None of that drink sltfTT for the
girl I marry." A man will tell a girl off
colored stories, and loathe her for laugh
ing at them. He will use every art. and
wile, and persuasion to Induce hsr to
kiss him. and suspect her because aha
Girls don't understand this. They se
that the loud, free-and-ay eort of young
women who put no restraint upon men.
alwaya seem to be having a grand good
time. They see hordes of men swarming
around Blowslhella. and hear of hsr go.
lug to this place and that place, and they
think that her recipe for attracting men
must be the right one.
So. although avery fiber of their shrink
ing maiden souls revolts at a caress from
an unloved band, or the touch of coarse
Hps. they feel that they mustn't "be too
"nice" or sgueaniUh, or old maldlsh, or
else they will be Kft as wall flowers and
receive no attentluns from men. 8uoi
.girls crucify their modesty to gain popu
larity. f ... ' ;
; They cheapen' themselves because they
are under the misapprehension that men
only want bargain prices feminine society,
wl'ille all the time what the roan la look
ing for, and hoping to find. Is a girl who
is a pearl above price, one ao rare, ao
fine that she is worth all he haa to give,
and more. The girl doea not realize that
the very man who la tempting her la Just
trying out her strength of character. Just
testing her loyalty to her Ideals, and that
In his heart he may really be praying
that she will resist him, and renew his
faith in the essential purity and goodness
, rossibly there are cases where the vil
lain still pursues innocent virtue, but such
Instances are as rare aa hen's teeth. There
la nothing that the ordinary man so re
veres aa goodness and modesty In a
woman, and when he sees a girl who
wants to ro straight, ha la not only will
ing to help her. he la ready to defend her
against other 'men If necessity arises.
Girls make no greater mistake than
whan they think that men do not care
for modesty In a. woman. It is the one
quality they value above sll others, and
If they want proof of this let them look
about them and sea how seldom do they
marry the Blowsibelta girl with whom
they drink, and gamble, and swap double
entendre Jokes. Not until men prefer the
sunflower to 'the violet, the full blown
rose to the bud, the bruised peach of the
dusty street stall to the peach with the
down still upon it, will they prefer the
good sport girl to the modest girl when
they come to pick out their wives.
Modesty pays, girls. It pays In your
own self-respect, and tt pays In the ad
miration that It commands from men.
Men are looking for modest girls to
marry, and they are finding It difficult
to discover them In this age of decollete
clothea and manners. .
lty EDGAR MCIKX LiARKIN.
Q. "I read that the principle of the
Plesel International combustion engine Is:
The upstroke of the piston condenses air
in the upper portion of the cylinder until
it (the air) baa taken approximately 1.0TO
degreea of heat Fahrenheit. At this
moment there Is Infringed upoa this
superheated air. spraysd oil, denatured
alcohol to bring about the power produc
ing explosion. I also read that liguld
air (which has an extremely low tem
perature) ia also produced by compres
sion. If these statements are correct, I
am unable to reconcile them, and aak
that you help out through The Bee." J.
K. I., Ban Francisco.
A. A matter of rates and consecutive
state of heet In the air In the Pleaet
engine cylinder. Air when compressed,
become heated. If compressed In an
exceedingly short time, the heat endures
for a vtry short time; but therefore must
be greatly concentrated that la, the air
becomes momentarily very hot. Keep
the pressure on the piston and the heat
will radiste away.
When the air in the cylinder assumes
the' temperature of that In the room
suddenly release the piston; the air will
expand, force it out, but Instantly be
comes muoh cooler. Work utilised the
heat la the cylinder air, which at once
descended to lower temperature than that
of the room. Inclose air at great pres
sure In a strong tube, compress air around
this tube, suddenly release It; the ex
pansion carries away heat and fool the
Inclosed air. Koep It op and you may eool
air until It becomes a frigid liquid In
g "If an automobile er motorTela
maintains a speed of, aay, sixty miles an
hour in hold It momentum on a Mo-foot
saucer-shaped track with- a IS degree
slope, would the same . machines hold
their momentum on a mile saucer-shaped
track with the aame 'slope, 75 degrees,
and at same speed?" C. 11. Austin, Vnlon
Oil Company, Kullerton, Cal. ,
A.-Yf. iu.mntum euuals nisss mul
UWIp1 by iclocllj
Advice to Lovelorn
By sUaa.rmxoa -taxbtax , U
Ue te Year Parent a.
Dear Miss Fairfax: About two years
ago I met .a young lady who later be
came intimate with my sisters.
I fell ill. Hearing of this, she came In
and showed a great deal of affection for
me. She called mc endearing names,
petted my hair, etc. By this Urns 1 was
deeply in love with her, and 1 suppose
showed It plainly.
My father noticed this and objected. He
went to the girl's parents and quarreled
with them. It enued with her parents
having a very deep hatred for my father,
which seema to be. the main reason fur
their objection to me. Hlnce then our
trouble began. Iter mother especially
made hsr life so miserable that several
times she threatened to take iir life.
We have met pretty often, each time
saying It was the last, but we were sure
to meet again. We find that we could
not give each other up. That is how
mattera stand now. 1. K.
Tour situation Is unfortunate, aa family
quarrels that start over nothing are hard
to straighten out I advise each of you
to go to your parents and stats your
feelings and aee If their excitability
toward one another cannot be dismissed
for tha sake of you- love. Perhaps the
girl was a bit bold to come to see you
and to treat you aa she did. but slnco
your slater Is her friend and you were
111, there are mitigating circumstances
If your parents realise that you are in
love and Intend to marry I am aura your
father will be willing to tell her parents
that he ia sorry for what hs said, un
less) It was based upon some known facts.
Ile'a Ntrt Blacere.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young girl
and considered good looking. A few years
ago I kept steady company with a young
man white he was here on his vacation,
but when he went away ha did not even
send me a card. This young man re
turned last summer and I treated him aa
though nothing had happened. We went
together aaaia and he went away and
haa not written since. Please tell me If
you think he caree for me and advlbe me
how to treat him If be returns sxaln and
wishes to go with ms. ANXIOUb.
. This young man aesma to consider you
as a pleasant aummer acquaintance, and
nothing more. Therefore, In sMf-dttfense,
when he returns to your town, treat him
merely ss an acquaintance, and U-t him
show if he has more than a pasting re
gard for .
Don't Buy Ugly Dolls for Your Babies
Hjr Arthur norkhain, A. K. W. H.
Do not buy ugly toys and repulsive
dolls for your little boys and girls.
Children should be brought up among
entirely beautiful surroundings.
There is one doll In particular to which
I have a' strong aversion. I mean the
repulsive, red-nosed policeman.
We have had more than enough of the
red-nnso cult In the musio halls and else
where, and to introduce such hldeousneaa
"i j tm iai iwiiiunn vnuu- i
llOOd With an lip-lv 1,1am frvtm whlnh U '
should be kept free. ,
Drunkenness under the ntoat charitable
interpretation la a form of disease and a
knowledge of diseaae la the last thing
which we should wish to Instill Into
I know very little about children. My
own little girl ia only 10 months old. At
present the toys she haa are those which
she can put In her mouth without fear
of paint or wool coming off them.
But I shall never surround ner with
toys or dolls I consider ugly, for I know
only too well from my own experience
the Importance of early impressions.
Whan I waa a ohlld tha furniture In
moat houses waa In tha highest degree
Inartistic, and such surroundings had
their bad Influence on me.
I remember when I waa about 26 years
old being asked by my father to design
a mirror. ,1 aimed at simplicity, but
under the Influence of my childhood's
Impressions produced only something
Golliwogs and Punches 1 lok upon aa
grotesque and not perhapa harmful, be
cause the ohlld Is conscious that they
are intentionally rotnlo, but I 'should pre
fer to give my little girt a nice warm
woolly bear aa being a representation of
a natural creature. ;
I'gly toys unfortunately lose their re
pulslveneas for children if they become
accustomed to such things from an early
age so that soon they forget the ugliness,
A.id it Is a bad thing when a child takes
ugliness for granted, i
Then there is this aspect of the ques
tion. Little girls-and little boys aa wall
use their dolls to cultivate the dramatle
Instinct that all children possess. They
live In a world of make-believe. And
with dolls they try te make real tha
stories that are read or told to them.
The Trlnca Charming and Cinderella of
Hie story are to be embodied In tc
dolls, and for many yeara of their a'
life they retain. Jin their minds
picture of the hero or . heroine of 4
it is because of the lasting qualitial
the childhood tmpresnton, then, t
those should be mada beautiful and i
Of course- animals are not necesaas
ugly, and the erfeot on tha mind of t
child depends largely on tha story that',
woven round tha doll. t
For Instance, In a fairy story, the go!
fairy always gets the better of tk
wicked fairy. As. the child knows thH
there . is no harm in showing him
picture or representation of a bad fairjl
dark and ugly, but not deformed, ' ,
1 1 Household Economy S i
J 2 nw e ITave the Seat Cesujh 5
IS Ressedy aaul gave II tr 3
I staking It at Hesse 3
Couch medicines, as a rule contain a
large quantity of plaiu syrup. A pint of
granulated sugar with '.j pint of warm
water, stirred for ' minutes, gives you
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Then pet from your druggist 2 ounces
Pinex (M ctnta worth), pour into a pint
bottle and lilt the buttle with sugar
rup. 'iuie gives you, at a cost of only
64 cents, a full piut of really better couuh
vruii than you could buy ready made for
1:2.50 a clear saving of nearly i. Kull
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It takes hold of the usual cough or
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bronchitis and winter coughs.
i It'a truly astonishing bow quickly it
loosens the dry, hoarse or tight cough
and heals and soothes tha iailauied mem
branes in tha case of a painful cough.
It also stopa the formation of phlegm in
the throat and bronchial tubes, thus end
ing tha jersiateut louse couku.
Pinex ia a highly concentrated com
pound of genuine Norway pine extract,
combined with giiaiacol, and baa been
Used for generations to heal inflamed
membranes f tha throat and cheat.
To avoid disappointment, aak your
druggiat for "2Mb ounces of Pinex," and
don't accept anything elite. A guarantee
of absolute satisfaction, or money prompt
ly refunded, goes with this preparation.
The Pine Co., it. Wayne, lud.
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